Brilliant Success of a Notable Welsh Singer. We are happy to record the great success achieved by Miss Sara Davies (Llinos Fach), a native of Trecastle, last Tuesday, June 14th, at the Bechstein Hall, London. The large hall was crowded with a very fashionable audience. The talented young singer had chosen for her programme, songs of the most difficult and exacting nature by the greatest classical composers. The famous" Shadow Song from Meyerbeer's "Dinorah," which is acknowledged to be one of the most difficult scenas ever written for a high soprano, was sung with excep- tional brilliancy and ease. The audience applauded with the greatest enthusiasm, and would not be satisfied until she consented to sing again, and as an encore she sang Grieg's "Solvéeg Song." Mozart's beautiful aria,' Batti, batti bel Masetto' (Don Giovanni), was sung with perfect expression. Indeed, each song that Miss Davies sang was rendered with great individuality, which not only shows her power to comprehend the meaning of the composer, but also to inter- pret it to the fullest extent. Miss Davies also sang two delightful songs composed by the Marchioness of Tulli bar- dine, and who accompanied brilliantly on the piano. Miss Davies finished the concert with a charming rendering of the Welsh air "Clychau Aberdyfi," the effect being enhanced by the accompaniment being played upon the harp.
SOUTH WALES BUSINESS NOTES. BOOKS for Welshmen, new and second- hand, are a speciality of the Empire Book Depot, lA, Frederick Street, Cardiff. All interested should write or call. University students, and others, should, before buying new books, send postcard for catalogue of second-hand school and college Text Books. THE marriage of Mr. Winfield, the Welsh International Footballer, at Roath Park Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, occa- sioned great interest. It is interesting to note that the lovely bouquets carried by the bride and bridesmaids, as well as the beauti- ful floral decorations in the Church, were supplied by Mr. Hodge, Florist, Albany Road, who is winning a reputation for ex- cellent floral work.
The Irish Cauncils Bill. In this week's "P.T.O." Mr. T. P. O'Connor writes:—The time has not yet come to tell the whole inner story of the Irish Councils Bill nor of the Convention which rejected it. It will be an interesting and a dramatic story when it is told, but for the moment that is impossible. Certain events, however, are public property, and may be alluded to here without indiscretion. It is well known that the Government and the Irish members have been discussing the Irish demand for several months; in fact, ever since the Government got into office. Looking back on these discussions, the fact which stands out most prominently in them is that from their first hour to their last the Irish Nationalists found themselves steadily, obstinately, vehemently opposed at every single step by some occult influence which seemed determined to prevent the Govern- ment accepting their views. They were assured with bland smiles that really they did not understand Ireland, and that the Irish people would take quite a different view from theirs. Mr. Birrell did not share this view of the situation, and if the Govern- ment and the Irish members did not come to the creation of a Council which the Irish people would have joyfully accepted, it is not his fault, nor the fault of the Irish members- nor, let me emphatically add, is it the fault of the Prime Minister. And now what was there in the Bill which Irishmen found so objectionable ? The most objectionable thing of all was the veto given to the Lord- Lieutenant. I asked my friends when I went to Ireland what was it that excited the Irish people so much against the Bill, and the answer universally was, the veto. That is to say, the Bill was condemned for a clause which it had been agreed to take out, and which certainly would not have stood dis- cussion in the House of Commons.
FLINT BOROUGHS. MR. T. H. W. IDRIS, M.P., WILL NOT SEEK RE-ELECTION. The followiog letter has been forwarded to the Secretary of the Flint Boroughs Liberal Association by Mr. T. H. W. Idris, M.P. Dear Mr. Parry,—I am sorry to have to inform you that I have been feeling so unwell lately that I have had to con- sult specialists in addition to conferring with my usual medical adviser, and I am forced to the conclusion that I must abide by the advice that I have received, i.e., to lighten my duties considerably for some time to come. After full consideration and discussion of the position with my family and friends I have come to the determina- tion that I shall not be equal to the task of fighting another Parliamentary contest. Although trusting that 1 shall be able for some time to come to give fair attention to my Parliamentary duties, I cannot undertake to work in the constituency, and therefore I feel it to be my duty to inform you and the mem- bers of the Liberal Association, in time for you to make such arrangements as to the candidature that may be neces- sary for you and for the gentlemen that you select, to ensure success whenever the contest occurs. The principal cause of my not feeling well is that, I have not recovered from my accident of last year to the extent that I imagined. The sympathy of the inhabitants of the Boroughs has been shown so fully and kindly, that I shall always feel very grate- ful, and I send this intimation with extreme regret. With sincere regards, yours faithfully, T. H. W. IDRIS. House of Commons. Thomas Parry, Esq., J.P., Mold, Flintshire.
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