THE WELSH BAPTIST CHAPEL, WHITEFIELD TABERNACLE, LEONARD STREET, CITY ROAD, E.C. (Where" Moorfields" Church will hold services on, and from, Sunday, March 29th, 1908.) Few minutes from Old Street Tuba, Shoreditch, Liverpool Street, and Moorgate Stations. ARNUAL TEA & COMCBM.T THURSDAY EVENING, flPRlli 2nd, 1908. CHAIRMAN- J. JAY WILLIAMS, ESQ. -r,- 'J r,- 'V, ARTISTES— ,V Madame LAURA EVANS Miss ALMA JONES Mr. ANDREW JONES Mr. TIM EVANS Miss MARGUERITE LORIOT (Violinist) Miss DEBORAH RHYS (Accompanist) -:0:- "Tea 6.30-7.45 p.m. Concert 8 p.m. Admission, 1/ Reserved Seats, 2/ Reserved (numbered), 5/- Secretary- Mr. W. OWEN, 52, Outram Road, Alexandra Park, N.
Notes and News. SINCE the introduction of the Licensing Bill all reports show that "the trade" is booming. IT is generally admitted in political circles that Sir H. Campbell Bannerman will not return to Parliament again. RUMOUR was current last Sunday that the Premier was dead. At Hadley Church, the news was announced from the pulpit, and at the close of the service the Dead March was played on the organ. LAST Saturday's Westminster had an appre- ciative article on Sir S. T. Evans. He is the man of the moment in Society, and his presence is sought at all the principal gatherings. MR. ARTHUR HUGHES, B.A., the son of Gwyneth Vaughan, has been appointed Professor of Welsh at the Bala-Bangor Con- gregational College. Mr. Hughes gained his degree at Lampeter College. THE Rev. William Howell, vicar of Llan- thew, Breconshire, is dead. He was well known in Eisteddfodic circles as Hywel Idloes," and was a composer of a large number of anthems, many of which are very popular. He was 75 years of age. SUNDAY concerts will be permitted at Rhyl during the coming summer. They must not start before 8.15 p.m., so as not to interfere with the usual Sunday evening services at the various churches. BETH sydd mewn enw? Two of the speakers at a recent Conservative meeting in Glamorganshire were respectively named Bullocks and Mules. MR. HALDANE is a brilliant Shon bob Ochr." At Rhyl, some time ago, he definitely promised "a separate military command"; but to-day "he does not think that Wales can be granted such a command." Verily, the army question is a curious one to settle THE evil of betting is rampant in South Wales, but it is not often one comes across an advertisement in connection with the turf, in Welsh. The following, however, appeared in a South Wales newspaper last week :— "Mae gan Owen beth da erbyn dydd Sadwrn; gyrwch yn fuan 2s. 6d., week 10s. 6d." SPRING is close upon us. A correspondent who visited the Vale of Glamorgan the other day saw primroses, crocuses, and snowdrops in full bloom in many of the gardens there. MR. R. D. BURNIE, ex M.P. for Swansea, is dead, and his remains were laid to rest at tle Cockett Church on Monday last. Mr. Burnie was in his 65th year, and was very popular in Swansea and district. MR. THOMAS PRICE, Premier of the State of South Australia, arrived in London on a visit this week. Mr. Price is a Welshman, and his fellow countrymen in London intend to honour him with a dinner at the Welsh Club, at an early date. THE many friends of the Rev. W. Jenkyn Jones—Welsh Missionary in Brittany—will be grieved to hear of the death of his youngest daughter, Leta, aged 10 years. A very severe epidemic of measles is prevalent at present in and around Quimper, where the family reside, and his little daughter fell a victim to it after a short illness of two days. We deeply sympathize with the family in their hour of great sorrow. IN the death of Mr. W. Thomas, Eos Wenallt," of Aberdare, Glamorganshire loses a very popular and highly esteemed vocalist. To know Eos Wenallt," writes our South Wales correspondent, was to love him. He was always of a genial nature, and ready to do all a good turn, and although he has not figured prominently in musical circles within the last few years, he retained his interest in the musical art to the end. Heddwch i'w lwch." THE Monmouthshire Education Authority have received a communication from the Board of Education agreeing to the proposal that the Authority should defray the cost of spectacles to school children in cases when the Authority believe the parents are too poor to provide the cost. This is the right policy to pursue. The Nation must protect the weaker children. THERE is a suggestion that the Welsh play, Owain Glyndwr," which was written by the late Mr. Horace Clifford, should be performed as a pastorale in Cwmdonkin Park, Swansea. The suggestion is an excellent one, and we hope that it will be taken up by the Cymdeithas Gymraeg, Aber- tawe, with whose officers, we understand, Mr. Brooks, of the Grand Theatre, is in com- munication in relation thereto. SUB ROSA once referred to the Welsh language as that noble language of poetry, oratory and song." Yet nearly all the ora- tory in memory of Dewi Sant at the recent celebrations was done in the Saxon unpoetic tongue. IT is ridiculous to say that the Welshman has no gift of organisation," said the Rev. J. Phillips, Cwmavon, in a public lecture, the other day. The Calvinistic Methodist Church of Wales is a conclusive reply."