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Notes and News.


Notes and News. EASTER, glorious Easter! Have we a poet that can fitly describe it ? THE summer-like weather enabled even our M.P.'s to forget their Parliamentary worries and troubles. MANY of them went to the Continent in the hopes of securing fine weather. Had they gone to Wales they would have fared just as well. THE Right Hon. D. Lloyd-George spent the recess at Criccieth, and had a very pleasant and quiet time. He returned to town on Wednesday. LONDON Welsh footballers went down South during the holidays, in order to meet some of the leading clubs. They only made a holiday exhibition of the game. ON April 16th the Welsh Church Com- mission will resume its sittings, and, accord- ing to all accounts, we may expect some pretty lively proceedings. THE first award of the Llangollen Eistedd- fod has just been made. For the best design for the Eisteddfod programme cover, two guineas has been awarded to Merfyn Vrych." AT the last Executive Committee of the Llangollen Eisteddfod it was stated that the total expenditure will amount to about £ 4,000. THE Emlyn Evans Testimonial Fund is making steady progress, and already some £200 has been secured. A London com- mittee ought to be arranged for at once, in order to secure a worthy sum from his friends in the metropolis before the holiday season commences. MR. ELWYN Ap IFOR, B.A., who attended Professor Levi's lectures on English law at Aberystwyth, was bracketed fifth out of 104 candidates in the United Kingdom at the examination for Civil Service in the Law of Evidence. ACCORDING to the report on the Inter- mediate Schools in Wales, recently issued, the number of pupils who received instruc- tion in Welsh during 1905-6 were 2,730 in 56 schools, being an increase of 902 on the number in 1904-5, and of eleven in the number of schools. ON several occasions the name of Mr. S. T. Evans, K.C., has been mentioned in connec- tion with vacant judgeships, and a similar rumour is current these days in legal circles. It is said that three new judges are about to be created, and that the popular Sam will be among the honoured. ANELLYDD is a well known name in literary circles in Wales. His proper name is the Rev. A. S. Thomas, a native of the Vale of Towy, and at present spends his life as a curate at Monkton, in Pembrokeshire. His many friends, however, will be pleased to hear that this week the living of St. Michael's, Pembroke, has been offered to him by the Bishop. THE Prime Minister, last week, in a written reply to a question, said that 3,213 magis- trates have been appointed since February 1st, 1906, in Great Britain. The number of magistrates appointed in the preceding five years was 6,032. If the present annual rate continues we shall have plenty of J.P.'s by the time this Parliament comes to an end. A FEW years ago the Sunday Strand pub- lished a Story of a Strike," by Mr. Beriah G. Evans. Mr. Evans has now dramatised the story, and in a Welsh guise the play was performed at Hirwain this week. Mr. Beriah Evans is one of the very few men who have sought to give practical encourage- ment to the drama in Wales, and one of his compositions was performed at Carnarvon during the Eisteddfod week last year. THE Rev. Griffith Jones, B.A., of Balham, is about to remove to take charge of the Yorkshire United College, as successor to the Rev. D. W. Simon. Mr. Jones is, as is well known, an able scholar, and well fitted to be principal of such an institution. He will be greatly missed in London, where his scholarly discourses are always attended by large congregations. Principal Fairbairn was at one time the head of this college. IT is generally admitted that the Church witnesses have made a very good impression on the Welsh Church Commissioners. Their evidence is always well prepared; their figures accurate, and their knowledge of work done is very thorough. The Noncon- formists, on the other hand, have blundered all along in facts and in statistics. After this inquiry we hope they will modify their methods of preparing their year books. A WELSHMAN named David Rees, who left Wales about 45 years ago, and settled in Pennsylvania, has just died at Evanstown, U.S.A., leaving a fortune of 140,000, to which two sisters, Mrs. Thomas, of Neath, and Mrs. L. H. Thomas, of Morriston, and Mr. Thomas Rees, of Clydach Vale, are joint heirs. They will doubtless get many suggestions as to the best way in which to dispose of the cash.