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Notes and News.


Notes and News. MR. CLEMENT EDWARDS, is the only Welsh M.P. who has put down an amend- ment to the Address on the speech from the Throne. The amendment deals with the unsatisfactory relations existing in this country between the railway companies and the public. To remedy affairs Mr. Edwards evidently suggests the Nationalisation of Railways. ON the first day of the Session, Mr. J. D. Rees gave notice, to the various Ministers concerned, of 14 questions, one of which, let it be remembered, deals with Wales. It inferentially recommends the use of Welsh lai-clicsfor telegraph poles. DR. HARTWELL JONES has lately published a twelve shilling volume entitled The Dawn of European Civilisation," and it is regarded by critics as an epoch-making work. Both in the reviews of this country and of the continent, one finds most enthusi- astic eulogies of the book. Die Amster- dammer suggests, in the course of a flattering review, that when Lord Avebury amends his list of the World's Hundred Best Books he might well include this volume in the list. Dr. Jones is a scholar of world-wide reputation. The Nationalist, as some of our readers know, is the name of a magazine published at Cardiff, and it contains as much virus as all the Welsh magazines and newspapers together. This month's number contains a serial article entitled Musings of a London Welshman," and a more extravagant and pointless production it has never been our fortune to read. We are tired of the inane thrusts at Mr. William Jones, Professor J. Morris Jones and others. THE Rhondda Free Church Council have chosen the Rev. Richard Morris, M.A., B.D., Dolgelly; the Rev. J. L. Williams, M.A., B.Sc., Liverpool and Dr. Hugh Jones, to lecture in various centres so as to counteract the injurious influence of the New Theo- logians, who scoured the district some short time ago. MR. LLEWELYN WILLIAMS' name is very freely mentioned in connection with the Recordership of Swansea. Mr. D. Brynmor Jones's name has also been mentioned, but he has made it quite clear that, even if he desired the appointment, he would not be eligible for it. PROF. BURROWS, of Cardiff University College, has been appointed to the Chair of Greek at Manchester University, and with his departure, the town and college will sus- tain a very great loss. Prof. Burrows is one of the best known classical scholars in England, but his influence at Cardiff has been more than an academic and classroom influence. His untiring efforts on behalf of the Uni- versity Settlement at Cardiff have inspired generations of students with the love of humanity and such a force can be ill spared by any educational institution. WE understand that a play written by an old student will be staged at Aberystwith College at the forthcoming reunion of old students. The County Schools and the colleges, all said and done, are doing more for the fostering of a Welsh drama than the Eisteddfod and all our national societies. THE St. David's Welsh Church Eisteddfod at the Queen's Hall last week was a great success but, surely, it is a travesty of the name Eisteddfod to use it in connection with an affair which was neither more nor less than a competitive concert. We should, as a nation have some respect for the traditions of the Eisteddfod, which in its origin was a literary institution. The attempt to mini- mise the importance of art and literature in connection with our Eisteddfodau is nothing short of flagrant vandalism, and indicates an entire absence of all true national feelings. CARDIS in London and elsewhere will be glad to know of the successful career of Mr. D. Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Market Street, Aberaeron, in the Metropoli- tan Fire Brigade. Mr. Williams joined the Brigade about eighteen years ago, and after passing through various grades, has now been promoted to the responsible position of Station Officer. Mr. Williams has served under four chiefs, and has been present at most of the great fires in London during recent years. WE understand that Mr. D. A. Thomas, the senior Member for Merthyr Tydfil, has addressed to the Prime Minister a starred question dealing with the dilatory ways of the Royal Welsh Church Commission. Mr. Thomas is well-known for his faculty of airing subjects which have a tendency to make officialdom uncomfortable. We look forward with a certain amount of expectation to the Prime Minister's reply. WE understand that Mr. T. P. O'Connor has promised to address the Welsh League of Young Liberals at no distant date. T.P." has what we call the Nationalist point of view," and is, so far, qualified to speak to such an audience. The sad fact is, that he will find himself on a sectional platform in company with the irresponsibles of Welsh politics. WE understand that Mr. Huws Davies's revolutionary lecture on Wales and Socialism," delivered a short time ago at Castle Street, is shortly to be published in pamphlet form. Mr. Davies will not secure a Knighthood by its publication, but it d2serves serious notice at the hands of all those who are, or even pretend to be, in sympathy with the needs of the Principality. ONE of the finest of London Welsh musicians, from the artistic point of view, is Mr. David Richards, of King's Cross, and Welshmen have good reason to be proud of him. He was responsible, so we understand, for the character of the concert at King's Cross last Thursday evening, and for its method. It would pay many concert committees to consult Mr. Richards, and to cultivate a little originality in their work. THE Cambrian News, last week, announced the commonplace fact that Mr. Vaughan Davies, of Tanybwlch, who seems to be the M.P. for Cardiganshire, knew nothing of a probable change in the representation of that county. We have always said that Mr. Davies is out of all touch with his consti- tuency, and this wonderful statement of the Cambrian News supports our views. Still, it is surprising that it should take anyone close on ten years to realise that he is not wanted where he insists on remaining. WE congratulate our countryman, Mr. T. L. Rees, on the appearance of his cartoon in the last issue of Punch. FoR quite half an hour the District Council of the little town of Aberayron discussed the momentous question, as to whether an oil lamp should be placed on Lampeter road. After most weighty arguments for and against, and eloquent flights of oratory, the great question was adjourned to the next meeting. THE Spectator recently had a reference to a new book of poetry by Mr. Noyes, son of Mr. Noyes, grocer, Aberystwyth, and who was born at that town. The Spectator says: