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Notes and News.


Notes and News. MR. LLOYD-GEORGE has settled the Port question for London, but can he and Mr. Asquith settle its Beer question '? THE Bishop of St. Asaph, in introducing his conciliatory measure to the Lords, has done more towards settling the Education dispute than all the schemes of the Liberal Party. MR. M'KENNA is going to get married. Evidently he is confident enough that every- thing will run smoothly with him after the Education problem is solved. THE Church Commission is drawing to an end. Some two dozen more witnesses are to be called, and after that, the members will sit to consider their report. WE have about 670 Members of Parlia- ment to look after our interests at West- minster, but on Friday last the sitting had to be suspended because only eleven Mem- bers were present! MR. WILLIAM JONES, M.P., has been a recent sufferer from influenza, but was able on Monday to be present at the Com- mons The House of Commons, without the genial William, would be a dull place, in- deed. MR. FFRANGCON DAVIES is improving in health, and it is hoped that he will be able to appear in public again before the end of May. MR. D. A. THOMAS, M.P., has been criti- cising the Welsh M.P.'s during the past week. He stated that, with the present Welsh representation at Westminster, Wales must not expect to get any reform whatever. The whole party was a farce, and he was thoroughly disheartened with its neglect of national duties. A MOVEMENT is on foot, and a committee is being formed, for the purpose of presenting Principal Rhys, of Oxford, with his bust. Viscount Tredegar has consented to be presi- dent of the Committee Dr. Henry Owen, of Poyston, will act as honorary treasurer and Mr. Vincent Evans has undertaken the duties of honorary secretary. The bust will be the work of the Welsh sculptor, Mr. Goscombe John. PARLIAMENT will re-assemble on Tuesday next to receive a statement from the new Premier-Mr. Asquith. After a short sitting it will then adjourn for the Easter recess. THE secret of the new Cabinet was well maintained during the week. The only pro- motion that seemed to meet with universal satisfaction was that of Mr. Lloyd-George to be successor of Mr. Asquith as Chancellor of the Exchequer. IT is thought that some minor posts will be found for one or two Welsh members in Mr. Asquith's administration. Mr. Ellis J. Griffith is singled out for office, and he ought to become a prominent man in future Liberal Governments. THE Tariff Reformers will make a special effort to wrest North West Manchester from the Liberals when Mr. Winston Churchill will seek re-election. It will, undoubtedly, be the toughest fight of the session, and Mr. Churchill will have a hard task to retain it. Mr. VAUGHAN DAVIES, M.P. for Cardigan- shire, has been made to look very small after the recent findings of the Joint Police Com- mittee. The Squire of Tanybwlch's allega- tions against the police of the county are totally unfounded, and if he was a man he would offer his humble apologies to them. A TERRIFIC fuss was made by some people at Cardiff last week in reference to the appearance of "La Milo" at the local Empire Music Hall. If these fussy people had not raised an objection to the artiste's appearance there would have been no further comment. As it was, La Milo" had a splendid advertisement, and thousands of people, who would not otherwise have gone to see her, did so. THERE has been much talk in reference to the punishment of the cat" on prisoners tried at Cardiff Assizes for robbery with violence. It is worth chronicling that not a single one of these culprits is a Welshman. A MR. PEASE remarks in the Socialist Review that Wales has produced only Lloyd George and smokeless coal." Where- upon the Labour Leader smartly calls Mr. Pease to book and reminds him that Robert Owen, the pioneer socialist, was a Welsh- man.