Q, TT IE IE IST'S HALL, LANGHAM PLACE, W. V Sole Lessees—MESSRS. CHAPPELL & Co., LTD. London Welsh Choral Society (Numbering 200 voices). Conductor — Mr. MERLIN MORGAN. President — Sir S. T. EVANS, K.C. ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦' FV UidUU Sf B S-GGNGERT W 'SL. <iL QUEEN'S HALL, NEXT TUESDAY, MAY 3, 1910, when the above Society will give a performance of CARACTACUS (Sir Edward Elgar), AND The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Sir Hubert Parry). .——. ARTISTES Madame LAURA EVANS-WILLIAMS, Mr. CYNLAIS GIBBS, Mr. THORPE BATES, Mr. DAVID HUGHES. And a Full Orchestra of 60 performers. Organist: Mr. DAVID RICHARDS. Accompanists: Miss SALLIE JENKINS and Mr. IDRIS LEWIS. Doors open 7.30 p.m. To commence 8 p.m. prompt. TIOKETS-Numbered and Reserved—Area Stalls, 7/6 & .s Area, 3/ Grand Circle, 5/- and 3/ UnreservEd-Balcony, 2/- Area, 1/ To be obtained at the Queen's Hall, from the usual Agents, from Members of the Society, and also from the Hon. Sc<E. A. Jones, 169, Mount View Road, Stroud Green, N. Telephone No., 943 Hornsey,
Notes and News. There will not be an Election in June after all. It appears, that both parties are now anxious to avoid a conflict for another year. What has become of the talk about Mr. Lloyd George's "mad finance." Judging from the successful results of the Budget it is pretty clear that the financial critics were the mad persons. The Dukes are able to pay the extra taxes after all, and there is no rumour of any one of them having to seek parochial aid All's well that ends well. The new era in British finance, inaugu- rated by the present Budget of Mr. Lloyd George, has killed Tariff Reform and the wiser heads in the Conservative Party are anxious to drop that cry for the next General Election. Mr. Edgar Jones, M.P., is developing into a good Parliamentary debater. His speech on the Education vote last week was highly complimented on both sides of the house. The "egg train" inaugurated by the Board of Agriculture with a view of en- couraging the poultry industry in West Wales, has proved an immense success, and huge crowds of farmers and small tenant holders have visited the vans and attended the lectures given by the experts who accompanied the train. Welsh members have been considering the question of Disestablishment, and they may decide at their next meeting upon an active campaign in their respective con- stituencies. It is agreed that, should the Government survive the present Session, the Welsh Bill will be introduced next year. The Commission Report will be ready by that time, that is, if a report be issued at all Mark Twain, the great American humour- ist, is dead. Some years ago a similar announcement was made by the Press of America, but the humourist contradicted the announcement by stating that the account was "grossly exaggerated." A like contra- diction has not been issued on the present occasion, so the world must conclude that the sad announcement is too true.