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CAKES AND PUDDINGS-—No. 5«.…

PERSONAL AND SOCIAL.

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IVEEK BY V EE/i. Mr. Clem Edwards, M.P., claims to be the author of the phrase No room to live." It was a Cardiff journalist, Mr. Louis Tracy, now a well-known novelist, who invented the phrase A living wage." It was when he was a member of the Sun staff in London. There is a place near Bangor Railway Station bearing the pleasant name Nant U ffern (the Hollow of Hell). Uftern is, of course, a corruption of the Latin internum. Apparently, we knew nothing of it till the Romans came over. Mr. Ernest Rhys says that if Professor Kuno Mever accepts the offer of Zimmer's chair at Berlin it will be a great loss to Celtic scholarship in these islands, where Dr. Meyer's influence is steadily on the increase. He is a bulwark against the English pre- judices that are still excited by any claim tor Irish, Scotch, Gaelic, and Welsh litera- ture." When the general election took place last January Wales wouldn't look at any candi- date who bore the name of Edwards. Both Sir Frank Edwards (in Breconshire) and Mr. Clem Edwards (in Denbighshire) were beaten by Conservatives. This time Wales has changed in a remarkable way. Radnorshire restored Sir Frank Edwards to his former position East Glamorgan took Mr. Clem Edwards to its heart, and in Mid-Glamorgan Mr. 1. Hugh Edwards was preferred to the Socialist. But why (asks the Western m(fil) is Wales so fickle ? At one time the youthful Princes of Wrales always had a Welsh nurse, and at important functions these ladies do not seem to have been passed over. For example, on the occasion of the baptism of the little Prince who was afterwards Charles 11. a large num- ber of presents were distributed, and the following entry occurs :—" To the Welch nurse a chain of rubies estimated at /200." the latter representing a considerably greater sum than its present face value. The Welch nurse also received gifts of plate from various lords It is not only in Wales that the memory of St. David is honoured. In Ireland and Brittany parishes are named after him and churches have been erected to his memory. But the finest church ever erected to St. David is that over his grave at St. David's, in ancient Menevia. Great difficulties must have been experienced in erecting such stately buildings as the cathedral, college, and bishop's palace in that remotest corner of Wales yet the college, if restored and transported to Oxford, would stand pre- eminent by the side of the stately halls of the first university of Britain.

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IAbergele District Council

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Llandudno County School.

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Llandudno Petty Sessions,

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IWALES AND THE GOVERNMENT

IAbergele District Council