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Notes and News. PARLIAMENT will re-assemble on Wednes- day next, and several reforms will be pro- mised in the King's Speech as usual. THE chief event in London Welsh circles for the week will be the Eisteddfod at Queen's Hall. This promises to be an unusual treat, inasmuch as several well-known choirs from the South will attend. IT is rumoured that a lady member of the Women's Suffrage League intends to gain access to the House next Wednesday by impersonating an absent M.P. Who is the Member that will be thus doubled ? We can predict that both Mabon and Mr. Owen Philipps are safe on account of bulk and height. THE Rev. G. Hartwell Jones has just achieved the distinction of having the degree of D.D. awarded him by the University of Oxford. Dr. Jones wrote a thesis on (1) The Hebrew doctrine of immortality in the light of ethnic religions (2)" The Hebrew doctrine of sacrifice in the light of ethnic religions." The Examiners were very much impressed by the work, and expressed their opinion that his work proved the candidate to be in the front rank of theologians. Dr. Hartwell Jones never misses an opportunity of work- ing for his fatherland and her people, and it is not to our credit as a nation that he is an exile from Wales. VERY great dissatisfaction is felt in Wales with Mr. Haldane's Army Territorial Bill. Mr. Haldane, by a definite promise, led Wales to believe that she would be treated as a distinct division in the Bill, but she was soon disappointed. This Liberal Govern- ment, in spite of its high pretensions, has played some doubtful games with Wales, and it should not be surprised to find Wales remembering the fact at the time of a General Election. THE Emperor of Germany seems to have been greatly struck with the singing of the Llanelly Choir at Windsor during his visit to this country. He might have gone further, and learnt a lesson from that demonstration. Polish students on the German Universities have just been forbidden, by the authorities under penalty of expulsion, either to join any Nationalist organisation-or to speak their own language. THE Pan-Celtic movement is very much alive, and is doing very good work; and that, in spite of the sneers of certain well- known peisons who ought to know better. Last Wednesday evening at Hanover Square, Sir William H. Preece gave a reception to the members of the London Branch of the Association. The Celtic songs rendeied during the evening were much enjoyed by the audience. WALES is determed to get her full share of the 11.00,000 special grant provided by Mr. M'Kenna to aid in building new council schools in single school areas in England and Wales. Denbighshire alone has suc- ceeded in earmarking more than £10,000, or over one-tenth of the whole amount provided for the whole Kingdom. Carnarvonshire has also been allotted a very substantial amount. A GOOD Welsh tale is given in the memoirs of Drummond Wolffe. Lord Bramwell was sitting in a Welsh Court and Mr. Morgan Lloyd, who was one of the counsel heard in the case before the court, asked permission to address the jury in Welsh, and it was granted him, Lord Bramwell taking the pre- caution to have the speech translated to him word for word. This the learned counsel did not know, and consequently ended his speech as follows "I have told you the truth and I want you to believe me. If that old man in the big wig tells you anything different from this, it will be a lie." PROFESSOR HENRY JONES, of Glasgow University, in a recent address on The Reign of Labour" at Clydach Vale, Rhondda Valley, said: "The huge machinery of the State was passing into new hands. It was a period full of promise, risks, and possibili- ties. Political emancipation was known before, the shackles had been loosened off the feet by the democracy. Why should they call it a new thing ? The answer was that it was only recently that democracy had begun to try its limbs; they had been so used to submission." PROFESSOR JONES went on to say that the fate of the Empire was now placed in the working man's hands. This. consciousness of powers was the noblest of feelings, be- cause one knew that one's destiny lay in one's hand. This freedom, however, had its laws. Wild schemes of socialism very often terminated in anarchism and revolution." "IF Mr. S. T. Evans, M.P. were made Solicitor-General," writes our South Wales correspondent, I have excellent authority for saying that his re-election would not be opposed. Next to Mr. Lloyd-George 'S.T.' is the most popular member of Parliament in Wales." In Wales, like other parts of the Kingdom," writes our South Wales corre- spondent, the result of the Mid-Devon election caused a great surprise. Neverthe- less, there are many Liberals in Wales who believe that similar surprises would be occasioned even in the Principality in the event of bye-elections. Mr. Rees, the M.P. for Montgomery Boroughs, for instance, would certainly be defeated to-day, and if the Labour and Liberal parties both run candidates at the next General Election at Cardiff, as they say they will, then the Con- servative candidate is certain of victory. Pembroke Boroughs is another seat likely to go over to the Conservatives. There is no gainsaying the fact that there is profound disappointment with the Government in Wales." THERE are still many intolerant Anglican parsons about. The Manchester Guardian reports the address of a Rev. Dolman at a Llandudno church gathering. The Rev. Dolman said that Nonconformist chapels were being converted into pig-styes and music halls." He also used much more of similarly insulting language, and it is to the disgrace of the Llandudno churchmen that not one of them protested against this cleric's insults. THE Rev. Dolman wound up by saying that they could not find a church building used for any other than church purposes." If the Rev. Dolman will go to Cardiff, for instance, he will find that what he says is untrue. At that city a large Anglican church was, about four years ago, converted into an electrical power station. It is situated in Tyndal Street. There is also an old Anglican church on the Glamorganshire coast, which now forms part of a patent fuel works. We can, if necessary, give the name of the place. EVEN France is taking an interest in the present Celtic revival. An important series of lectures is to be delivered at the Sorbonne, Paris (where Renan was a professor for many years) by M. Goblet on The Contemporary Celtic Renaissance." THE death of the Attorney-General renders an important Cabinet seat vacant. Probably