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Notes and News. Wales is again the possessor of a prince- and this time a Prince David In order to complete the education of the Young Prince, would it not be a fitting act to tnake him a graduate of the Welsh Uni- ersity ? Mr. Lloyd George is one of the eight Statesmen selected to re-organise the British Constitution and yet the average English- Inan declares him to be a Little Englander The Postmaster General thinks that the knowledge of Welsh is not necessary at the post offices in Wales. Evidently Mr. Samuel 7^8 not heard of the ridiculous blunders &at have occurred in the Principality owing to the officials being ignorant of the language of the people. „ -A- young English nobleman was recently fitted for using the word damn." This ^as too much for the humour of Mr. Tommy *?owles in Parliament, who lately ques loned the Home Secretary whether he ^tended to institute proceedings against ^ord Milner for uttering a similar word at last General Election. The young squire of Llandinam is marked Out for special promotion at an early date, and he may secure high honours at the hands of his political leaders. Mr. Da vies is a very modest county gentleman but he is ^hly cultured and intensely patriotic. ^11 Balaclava heroes have not died paupers. R. W. Palmer, of Wrexham, was one of survivors of the Charge of the Light rigade," and on his death, recently, he left e 13 tate of the gross value of £ 740 055. 'The Church of Christ," said the Rev. nfk ^oshua> in & sermon, at Ebbw Yale, the |-her day, had been lowered from the old andard to a very low type, which had given n opportunity to the world to copy it; and, deed, the measurement was about equal. e supposed this state would continue until °d s eternal fist shook the jerry built a°»ses, until they fell." One of the leading Welshmen of Newport •s Mr. A. Morris, E.R.H.S. Mr. Morris, who a native of Montgomeryshire, is head- aster of Bolt Street Council Schools in the onlnouthshire capital. The Schools are some of the largest, best equipped, and most successful in Wales. Mr. Morris is a deacon at Ebenezer Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church (one of the oldest chapels in Wales), and a leading member of Cymdeithas Cymraeg Casnewydd." He is an interesting speaker, and has written excellent articles to the Welsh magazines. Mr. William Jones, M.P., made an effective speech in the Commons, on Tuesday, against the proposal of taking a religious census in Britain next year. MISS CEINWEN PRICF. The young Welsh elocutionist, Miss Ceinwen Price, promises to make a name for herself on the public platform. She possesses the rare gift of a pleasing, melodious voice, which she uses with great skill, and can make herself distinctly heard in our greatest halls. In her selections of pieces, at the recent recital given by Mr. Gwynne Davies, she proved herself an artist of no mean order. Welsh coalfields are unusually busy during the present summer, and there are rumours of great combines among the largest coal owners in South Wales. Mr. John Burns's salary has been increased from £ 2,000 to £5,000 per annum, and no sensible person will deny that honest John is well worthy of the sum. Gwilym Morganwg was born in Brecon- shire. He was a poet of rare merit. It was Gwilym Morganwg who composed Can y Berllan," Can am Ddau Geiliog Newydd," Twyll y Melinydd," and many other excel- lent poems. A relic of a byegone age is preserved in the form of the coracle. This quaint boat is still used on the rivers Teivy and Towy, and on the Dee and Severn, and, to a small extent, on the Usk. Co operation is gaining a steady hold upon Welsh farmers. They are getting a better price for their dairy produce through its efforts. At a meeting of the Merthyr Parks and Cemeteries Committee, Councillor Dan Thomas made a complaint to the effect that curates who conducted funeral services at the cemeteries did not receive the fees, but the vicars or rectors received them. This is hardly fair, to say the least. Indications go to show that there will be a magnificent hay crop in Wales this season. Nevertheless, the farmer will still have some- thing to grumble about. A really contented Welsh farmer is a rarity. A Rhymney minister, referring the other day to the increased enthusiasm for football, expressed the opinion that it would pro- bably lead to orders for smaller hats and larger boots." The laudable efforts to have the Welsh Dragon placed on the Royal Standard evoked the usual sneering "note" in the Cardiff Echo. Special emphasis was laid on the absurd statement that the change would cost £ 3,000,000! This journal is the delight of all Dic-Shon-Dafyddion. A correspondent writes The Welsh Cal- vinistic Methodists have been holding a Conference at Neath this week. A great change is coming over the Hen Gorph.' The majority of its younger ministers no longer preach the old Calvinism indeed many of them are Unitarians in thought, and there are many of the deacons who are admirers of the New Theology, although they do not care to avow it publicly."