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I&T Notes and News.


I& T Notes and News. A FEATURE of the King's visit to Cardiff will be two Welsh Harpists. One will play on board the Royal Yacht, and the other at Cardiff Castle. A CARMARTHENSHIRE lad resorted to an ingenious device in order to avoid going to school the other day. He locked himself in his bedroom every morning DESCRIBING the conditions of a field on which a fair had been held in the Rhondda Valley a local reporter wrote as follows It consisted of seven inches of solid, fat, greasy mud." MR. JOHN LEWIS, a Welshman, and one of • the rural postmen attached to the Presteign (Radnorshire) Post Office, has just retired under the age limit after 35 years' service during which he has walked 200,000 miles delivering letters. FOREIGNERS are finding the prices for Welsh coal rather stiff. The Italian State Railway, for instance, has bought 200,000 tons of American coal to be delivered at Genoa at 23s. 6d. per ton. The Welsh coal owners asked 25s. 6d. SOME of the language at the last Aberyst- wyth Town Council was the choicest yet indulged in, and that is saying a good deal. IN the advertisement columns of a weekly paper printed in a town in West Wales may be seen the following extraordinary adver- tisement Live Lobsters may be got at shortest notice. IT may be news to many readers of the KELT to learn that Mr. Pierpont Morgan, the American millionaire financier, is of Welsh extraction. Our authority is Mr. Matthews's American Armoury and Blue Book," which, in America, corresponds to Buike in Eng- land. This is what is there recorded of Mr. Morgan Mr. Pierpont Morgan is de- scended from Captain Miles Morgan, grand- son of Sir William Morgan, of Tredegar, South Wales, who settled in West Spring- field in 1632. His arms are Or, a griffin sejeant sable," and his motto is Onward and upward." IT would be interesting to know," adds our South Wales correspondent, "who Sir William Morgan, of Tredegar was ? Per- haps some readers of the KELT could tell us something about him ? No town was so badly off as Cardiff in respect of protection against fire, remarked the chief constable of that city the other day. They had police in one place, stables in another, fire station in another, and firemen living all over the place. A WRITER in the Tatler recalls an amusing incident which occurred at the Welsh National Eisteddfod some years ago. The president for the day was the late Bishop of Bangor. During his address a donkey appeared at one of the pavilion entrances and made its presence known in no uncer- tain manner. The huge gathering was convulsed. But there was a deal more laughter when the conductor stepped for- ward and wittily said Ladies and gentle- men, this is a duet by the Bishop of Bangor and the Vicar of Bray." A CORRESPONDENT writes: I should be glad if any reader of the KELT were to translate the following English lines into good Welsh:- What is life ? Get up and dress, And work and slave like sin. Then go to bed-get up and dress, And work and slave again Here is a chance for our would-be poets THE newly-elected President of the United States Presbyterians, the Rev. Dr. Roberts, is a native of Wales, who emigrated to America when a young man. THE fact that the Llanelly Choir is to have the honour of singing on board the Royal yacht when the King and Queen visit Cardiff has caused considerable comment in Glamorganshire musical circles. Why Llanelly?" asks a correspondent. There are finer choirs nearer Cardiff. For in- stance Mr. Dan Davies' Merthyr Choir, or Rhymney. And what about the Rhondda ?