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GLAMORGANS IN LONDON.

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GLAMORGANS IN LONDON. One of the most successful county societies in London is the Glamorgan Society, and its annual dinner was given at the Holborn Restau- rant last Thursday, under the presidency of Sir D. Brynmor Jones, K.C., M.P. Among the company present were Sir S. T. Evans, M.P. (Solicitor General), and Lady Evans, Sir Alfred Thomas, M.P., Mr. W. Brace, M.P., the Rev. G. Hartwell Jones, D.D., the Lord Mayor of Cardiff, the Mayors of Swansea and Merthyr, Messrs. E. T. Reed (Punch), J. J. Jacobs, J. Jay Williams, Rev. D. Bryant, Messrs. J. Thomas (Pencerdd Gwalia), T. Milsom Rees, and the Secretary, Mr. J. Leason Thomas. The Society had invited the Mayors of Glam- organ to be their guests for the evening, but only the three mentioned above were able to attend. In proposing their toast the President said he was glad to welcome the heads of the three principal municipalities in Glamorgan to London that evening. Of course there were other important municipalities in Glamorgan, and he had the honour of representing five of them in Parliament, and some of these dated from Roman times. The more ancient boroughs that he represented were, however, in no way jealous of the more modern ones like Cardiff. There was a healthy rivalry between all, yet he would like to remind the Lord Mayor of Cardiff that the race was not always to the swift. The Lord Mayor of Cardiff and the Mayors of Swansea and Merthyr responded in suitable eulogistic speeches, each praising the special claims of their respective Boroughs. Mr. E. J. Reed proposed the toast of the County" in a speech as humourous as his caricatures are in Punch. He remarked that he had not had time to go to the British Museum to look up the pre-historic account of the county, a time when the English tourist was received across Offas Dyke by a merry crack of the stone axe on his unappreciative cranium. Since that time things have altered, and the Welsh are now invading England, mostly disguised as lawyers, and snapping up some of the most coveted offices of the Crown. (Laughter.) But he wished to remind Sir S. T. Evans, and the others that it was his duty to sit behind them to prove that they were only human after all and not impressively beautiful. Sir S. T. Evans, in responding, said he was proud to be there as a Glamorgan boy, and it was a pleasing occasion for him that evening when he reminded them that it was 18 years ago that evening that he was first returned to represent Mid-Glamorgan in Parliament. Glamorgan was the land of castles, it was true, but they were all in ruins. They were the remnant of the Norman endeavour to crush our little nation, but had signally failed in the attempt. As John Bright once remarked, The strength of a country is its cottages and not its castles," and he was pleased to say that the "tai gwynion" of Morganwg were as numerous as ever. Sir Alfred Thomas proposed, The Glam- organ Society," which was suitably responded to by Messrs. J. J. Jacobs and C. M. Bowles. The health of the President was toasted by the Rev. D. Bryant, in an appreciative speech suitably responded to. During the evening a selection of Welsh songs were rendered by Miss Tilley Boddy- combe, Mr. W. J. Samuels and Mr. John Roberts, with Mr. D. J. Williams at the piano and some charming instrumental selections were given by Miss Ethel Emlyn Jones and Mr. Tom Jones, the miner violinist.

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