MOORFIELDS," OLD WHITEFIELD TABERNACLE, LEONARD STREET, CITY ROAD, E.C. "F_F" CYNHELIR Cyfarfodydd Pregethu Blynyddol SUL a NOS LUN, MAI 3ydd a'r 4ydd Gwasanaethir gan y PARCH. E. W. DAVIES, (Ton Pentre. PRYDNAWN SUL, am 3 o'r gloch, Pregethir yn Saesneg gan y PARCH. D. J. HILEY, West Norwood, a rhoddir Unawd gan MR. ANDREW JONES. Yn yr hwyr, ar ol y bregeth, mae MR. DAVID EVANS yn garedig wedi addaw canu When I survey the Wondrous Cross." Oedfa Nos Lun am 8 o'r gloch.
Notes and News. NORTH-WEST Manchester has been the political topic of the week. MANY political changes are expected in Wales at the next General Election. AMONG those who will not seek re-election will be Mr. T. H. W. Idris (Flint), Mr. J. Wynford Philipps (Pembroke), and Sir Alfred Thomas, who will be made a peer. It is expected also that Col. Ivor Guest will vacate Cardiff, Sir George Newnes, Swansea, and Mr. Osmond Williams, Meri- oneth; and thorough-going Welsh Nation- alists ought to be in readiness for these seats. THE Liberation Society has been sending an English lecturer to Wales to explain the Disestablishment Question. At some meet- ings he was heckled in Welsh, and questions were put to him in the Welsh language, but this enlightened representative could not understand them! The Liberation Society had better confine its operation to English towns and districts. MR. ASQUITH will preside over a Cabinet in which the legal element is unprecedentedly large. Lord Loreburn, Mr. Haldane, Mr. Birrell, Mr. McKenna, Sir Henry Fowler, and Mr. Lloyd-George have all been practising lawyers. The two chief members of the Cabinet will be lawyers, the one a barrister and the other a solicitor. LONDON experienced characteristic English weather during the Easter holidays. It commenced with brilliant sunshine and a glorious hot day on Good Friday, whilst on Easter Monday the snow and hail showers made the streets almost impassable. IN the re-arrangement of Mr. Asquith's Cabinet, it is a disappointment to many that none of the new posts were filled by Welsh- men. There are several Welsh M.P.'s who have worked hard for the Liberal cause for years, and are more deserving of recognition than many who have the honours of office thrust upon them. Surely such able Parlia- mentarians like Mr. D. A. Thomas and Mr. Ellis J. Griffith deserve better treatment. THE other day a North Wales paper suggested a Cabinet of Welshmen with Mr. Lloyd-George as premier. But the selection showed a lamentable ignorance of the representatives of South Wales. With two or three exceptions, all the offices of State were allocated to North Walians VISITORS to West Wales had a very cold holiday during Easter. Notwithstanding the unfavourable climatic conditions, the number of trippers to the various North Wales sea- side resorts were as numerous as ever, and many of the inland towns were well patronised by motor and cycle travellers. THE anniversary of the death of a China- man buried at the Cardiff Cemetery a year ago has just been celebrated with all the quaint ceremonials of the Chinese. The roast pig and fruit offerings were there, and the whole scene of ancient pagan ignorance attracted a number of people. The point of view, of course, means everything in these customs, and a gentleman who questioned a Chinaman on the import of the event will allow there was logic in the answer. Do the dead partake of the meat and fruit" ? he asked. Hop Kee jerkily replied, Veil, you see, ve give zem some food to eat and you give zem flowers to smell." IN north-west Manchester the Suffragettes have been as busy, during the past week, as at Peckham during the recent election. The policy of these women is to oppose every candidate that is returned to Parliament to support the present Government. Although their methods are open to serious objections one must admit that they are very consistent all along with their opposition to the "powers that be." AT the present time Mr. Lloyd-George is easily the strongest politician in the country."—London morning paper. AT every Parliamentary election one of the principal questions is: How will the Irish vote" ? The Irish show the Welsh a splendid lesson as to what unity can do. Why cannot we as Welsh nationalists unite together so that in future elections the question How will the Welsh vote ? may be as important as the query respecting the Irish. THERE are too many Liberal politicians who take it for granted that the Welsh will always vote for them. Take Cardiff and Swansea, for instance. In both places there is a strong Irish vote, but the Welsh vote is infinitely stronger. Never- theless the Liberal candidates and their agents at Cardiff and Swansea never think of asking "How will the Welsh vote"? But they go out of their way to approach the Irish as to the latter's votes GREAT dissatisfaction is felt with Sir George Newnes amongst Swansea Liberals. He takes practically no interest in politics, and is entirely unknown in Welsh social circles. It is most ridiculous that an im- portant place like Swansea should be re- presented in Parliament by such a political nonentity. THE enormous attendances at football and athletic gatherings at Eastertide, as well as the crowded excursion trains and the packed places of entertainment, in South Wales at Eastertide amply showed that the masses have plenty of money to spend. There is no doubt whatsoever that trade generally speaking, is very good despite the croakings of those pessimistic few who are always grumbling.