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Notes and News. LORD PENRHYN is dead. Wales knew him so well that he needs no memoir. BY a greatly reduced majority the Govern- ment were able to retain North Tyrone as a Liberal seat last week. AT the General Election the Liberals secured a majority of 9 in a poll of 5,923, at the by-election last week this was reduced to 7, a decrease of nearly 25 per cent. IN addition to his many Indian studies, Mr. J. D. Rees is becoming famous as an authority on Women's Suffrage. THE Welsh Church Commission is not ead, it only sleepeth. Possibly Mr. Sam T. Evans will give it a rude awakening next week again. Miss MARIE CORELLI has joined with Mr. Sam Evans and others to oppose Womens' Suffrage. Her greatest argument is—she does not want the vote. SIR JOHN WILLIAMS is to be the guest of the Welsh Club at the annual dinner, which will be held on the 26th inst. A large com- pany is expected to be present, and applica- tions for tickets should be made to the Secretary, Welsh Club, 2, Whitehall Court, S.W. A NEW work on The Church Plate of Carmarthenshire" is about to be published by Mr. J. T. Evans, author of "The Church Plate of Pembrokeshire." Mr. Evans is a careful writer his knowledge of old church plates is very extensive, and he may be safely considered as the best authority on the subject in Wales. WELSH graduates are becoming very numerous, and judging from the number of applicants for posts in Wales, they are mostly unemployed. A teacher was re- quired in the Towyn County School last week, at a salary of £ 110 per annum. The number of applicants for the post was 150 A LARGE party of Welsh Methodist ministers and deacons from Anglesey, Car- narvonshire, and Glamorgan will shortly leave for an extended tour in Palestine. They expect to be in Jerusalem at Easter. THE Rev. T. P. Lloyd, Baptist minister at Towyn, has intimated to his Church that he has accepted the invitation of the Baptist Church, Merthyr, to become its pastor. His resignation will take effect at the end of April. AT the Aberystwyth College Council meeting, held in London last Friday even- ing, a motion urging upon the Civil Service Commission the need of including the Welsh language among its subjects for examination for candidates desiring to enter the service of the State, was carried unanimously. The Principal and Mr. E. Vincent Evans spoke enthusiastically on behalf of the motion. THE Moderate party on the L.C.C. have appointed Mr. H. P. Harris as chairman. Mr. Harris is well qualified for this position, having served as deputy chairman for some time in the late council. The Daily News, however, speaks somewhat contemptuously of the Moderates in appointing a mere ordi- nary man for such a post. Is the old Liberal organ becoming an advocate of snobbery under its new rule ? THE new monthly magazine, The Nationa- list, commences its career with a very pro- mising and readable number. It aims at fostering among the Welsh people of all sects and of all parties a true national spirit. Though an English journal it pro- mises to encourage the study of the language and literature of the Welsh people. It is written in a crisp style, and does not con- tain any long-winded articles on out-of-the- way subjects. The price is threepence, or for an annual subscription of 3s. 6d. it will be sent post free. The publishers are The Empire Book Depot, Frederick Street, Cardiff. ATTENTION is being drawn, and very pro- perly too, to the waste of Judicial time and of the nation's money in our present circuit system. It is pointed out in one Welsh journal that not long ago Mr. Justice Walton had only eight cases to deal with in three Welsh counties; and in order to dispose of this paltry business, he had to remain away from London 20 days. Mr. Justice Darling, it is further pointed out, once travelled all the way to Dolgelly to try a hawker charged with attempting to steal a penny; and Mr. Justice Bruce journeyed to Beaumaris, only to find that there was no work for him to do THE Rev. R. J. Campbell, M.A., is to visit Cardiff shortly, and will preach a sermon at the Cory Hall. Our local corre- spondent comments on the Rev. gentleman's visit as follows :—"I observe that a charge of Is. is made for the balcony, sixpence for the body of the hall, and side seats free.' Fancy charging shillings and sixpences to hear the Gospel preached. In this manner the Rev. R. J. Campbell is billed exactly as a music hall artiste. No wonder many people sneer at this kind of New religion.' It is too theatrical." ONE of the most popular, if not notable, Welsh preachers in Wales to-day is the Rev. Gomer Lewis, of Swansea. "Gomer" is a household word in West Wales, not only amongst the Welsh Baptists, but among other Welsh Nonconformists as well. Gomer," who has just commemoratod the twenty- ninth year of his ministry at Swansea is a most striking personality in many ways. He is very straight in everything he says, and however much one may disagree with some of his views, one cannot help admiring his candour nevertheless. His style in the pulpit is decidedly brisk and attractive."

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