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Notes and News.


Notes and News. SEVERAL changes in the Cabinet are ex- pected during the Easter recess. SERMONS condemning the new Licensing Bill were delivered from several Church of England pulpits last Sunday. CARNARVON is typically a Welsh town, and the ceremony of last Friday, conferring the freedom of the Borough on the President of the Board of Trade, was entirely in Welsh. MR. WILLIAM JONES, M.P., is on the war- path once more, and on Saturday last de- livered a stirring address to his constituents at Bettws-y-Coed. IT is rumoured that the Lord Chancellor will retire at an early date. His health has not been at all satisfactory for some time. Should this take place during the present session, it will doubtless mean another step in advance to our countryman, Sir S. T. Evans. THE St. David's banquet in connection with the Aberdare Cymmrodorion Society was a remarkably successful gathering. All the speeches were delivered in Welsh, with the exception of that of Mr. D. A. Thomas, M.P., and all the songs and recitations were in the same language. ANOTHER remarkably successful St. David's gathering was that organised by the Welsh students at Aberystwyth University College. It was characterised by great fervour, and practically all the speeches were delivered in the ancient Cymraeg. The harp playing aroused the young Welsh students to much enthusiasm. DYFED, in the course of an excellent Dewi Sant address, said that it was stated over 100 years ago that the Welsh language was dying, but it was still very much alive. And he had faith in its future. A KELT correspondent, travelling in a Cardiff tram car, noticed that two of the passengers young English ladies-were busily reading Welsh text books. They were evidently students of the language. A healthy sign. AT Dolgelly, the other day, a feature of an entertainment, under the auspices of the local Welsh C.M. Church, was a perfor- mance of "Dic-shon-dafydd," by amateurs from Barmouth. The performance was very highly appreciated. This is an item that could be more widely emulated. Anything which tends to cast ridicule upon Dic-shon- dafydd should be encouraged. WITH the re-arrangement of the Cabinet, will Mr. Lloyd-George succeed Mr. Asquith, or will he be posted at the Colonial Office ? It is known that the colonials were very favourably impressed with him at the late colonial conference, but to be a minister for the colonies would not be a favourable stepping stone for the Premiership.