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LITERARY AND OTHER NOTES.
LITERARY AND OTHER NOTES. As a protest against the ways of the world, I spent the last Bank Holiday at home, with a few friends, a few books, and a few pipes. In the course of the day, I glanced at a very interesting book, entitled "Welsh Political and Educational Leaders of the Victorian Era," edited by Dr. Vronwy Morgan, and containing contributions by some twenty or thirty more or less well known writers. On a bank holiday one's critical faculty should be asleep, and it was so with me on this occasion. So I am not reviewing now, I am simply meditating. I was greatly struck in glancing through the book by the absence, in the great majority of the articles, of a clear conception' of the inner meaning of true nationalism. Let it be understood, that it is not a characteristic of this book alone, but that it is a characteristic of the great majority of the publications of the Welsh press of to-day, as well as of the great majority of the utterances of the Welsh platforms of our time. Wales to-day presents one of the saddest spectacles imaginable, the spectacle of a nation fooled by political time- servers, and literary sentimentalists. And this is the saddest feature of all-that every son of Gwalia whom we have hailed as a deliverer and a saviour has been lost to us. Some of them have succumbed to the greater England, while others have succumbed to the smaller and meaner Wales, that is, to the conventional and worldly ideals rampant in Wales to-day. Some have discovered the insignificance of Wales, others have wasted their lives in singing the mild praises of an imaginary country. If nationalism is to be a conquering force in our life again, we must first of all learn the lesson that, at the beginning of the twentieth century, the primary concern of every true Welsh nationalist must be-not so much to wage war against England, but rather to strike at Wales, as we know it. For the Wales of to-day, with its borrowed ideals, its false life, its selfish leaders, its ignorant political enthusiasm, its mean sec- tarian squabbles, and its meaner jealousies, it is not worth striking one single blow. And if there be, here or there, a pure soul who, is still able, from a love for his country that passeth all understanding, that is above and beyond all reason and argument, to struggle and to sacrifice, it is because he has not forgotten the truer and nobler Wales of the past, and because he has sufficient faith to believe in a truer and nobler Wales of the future. Let us, before and above all things purify our own life. But some kind reader may remonstrate, by saying that as a nation we are no worse than others-and, indeed, it may be true. Let us not forget this, however. The fact that we are no better than the imperialist, loveless, uninspired nations of our own time and age is ample proof, in spite of all our talk, that we know nothing of Nationalism, and its sacred meaning and power. Gavan Duffy in one of his great nationalist prose-poems, says that one of the lessons of the Young Ireland movement, was that of the purifying power of national- ism. And it was also true of the Young Italy movement and of the new Hungary movement of '48. God knows that no GREAT patriotic party has been without its defects and its weaknesses—but they have never been the sins of ittean hearts and withered minds. We dare not say so much of Wales to-day. NORICK.
AT the Mountain Ash Eisteddfod on Mon- day, the winner of the Bass solo was Mr. Gwilym Thomas, Ynyshir, the hero of the Tynewydd disaster. Mr. Thomas has won many prizes at the National Eisteddfod. IT is said that Sir Thomas Lipton has spent over IC300,000 in his three attempts to win the American Cup. The cup it may be noted is worth about £ 50. A SCHOOLMASTER one day asked the dunce of the school some very simple questions in arithmetic. He was rather surprised to find that he got the right answers, and when he had finished, he said to the boy Correct; sit down. Now," said the schoolmaster, see if you have sense enough to ask me some questions." Please, Sir, what would three yards of calico cost if cotton is two- pence a reel ? I think you take me for a fool," said the schoolmaster. Correct; sit down," said the boy.
a Grand Coffee Suppett (The last of the season) WILL BE HELD AT The Congregational Chapel, Battersea Rise, On WEDNESDAY, MAY 6th, at 7 o'clock. Chairman D. WILLIAMS, ESQ. (Westminster). Several well-known Musical Artistes will appear, and competitions for children under 16 years of age will form part of the programme.—(i) Recitation, "Boxer, y Ceffyl blaen," allan o'r Trydydd Cynyg," gan Mynyddog. 1st prize, 7/6; 2nd, 4/ (ii) Solo, Flee as a Bird." 1st, 7/6 2nd, 4/ Names to be in the hands of Secretary, 58, Abbeville Rd., Clapham Pk,, S.W., by Tuesday, April 28th. H. WILLIMGS & CO., Hecognised Agents & Valuers to the pk Trade, 125, FLEET STREET, E.e. TELEPHONE: 150 HOLBORN. Brixton-141 barns daily at 4d. on pram man and boy; shop and refreshments 212 weekly; fine premises rent well let; lease good class trade price E425. Kilburn. near-12 barns daily at 4d. on pram shop E8 to 210 weekly; good premises price 2260; genuine. Cityi near-26 barns daily at 4d., less half at 3d. to large customers; shop 914 weekly; 2 prams; same hands 11 years comfortable home; price £ 400. Wandsworth, near-16 to 17 barns daily at 4d. on 2 prams; goods 910 weekly; good premises; price £ 290. Regent's Park-Milk, refreshments, &c. Trade 26 to 27 weekly; 2 barns daily at 5d.; same hands 14 years; grand premises; rent £ 75; let off furnished rooms, 22 10s. weekly business greatly neglected; price £ 180, which includes house of furniture; bargain. Selection. Paddington-81 barns 4d.; shop £ 18; pram 2170 Nortil-14 barns 4d.; shop 212; cart 9195 Clapham—10 barns 4d.; shop 27; prain E160 Shorediteh—Trade £ 20 weekly; price 980 North, near ia-Trade Jg24 weekly bargain £95 West End-24 barns 4d.; shop 216; 2 prtm-, 2675 North -27 barns 4d.; shop 635 2 rounds 2730 Peckham-10 barns 4d.; shop 215; pram 2220 S.E.-16 barns 4d.; no debts; pram £ 275 North—19 barns 4d.; shop 98; genuine 2100 S. W.-14 barns 4d.; sliop 28; pram. 2320 wd —15 barns 4d.; shop 210; pram 2390 "W-C.—12 £ barns 4d; shop 214; pram 2250 Full details of H. WILLINGS & Co., as above. I i3 i L-4 2 D. COOKSEY & SON, Inexpensive and Modern Funerals. (Price List on application.) 266, UPPER STREET, ISLINGTON, and 52, AMWELL STREET, PENTONVILLE. Carriage Department 97, CHAPEL STREET Telephone Nos. 30 and 601, NORTH T. R. THOMAS & CO., Dairy agents & Valuers, 143, STEAND, W.C. Milk: S.W.-32 barns daily all 4d.; very compact; customers averaging a quart each; rapidly grow- ing district; pretty shop valuable inventory guaranteed genuine. £ 1,100. Milk: West End—17 barns daily 4d., and taking upwards of zC30 weekly in butter, eggs, cream, refreshments, &c; 1 pram trial; E650. Milk: S.E.-35 barns daily 4d., less 5 barns 3d.; 3 rounds; shop £ 12— £ 14 wk,; 7 cows; rent 240; C750 Milk: near City-Old estd.; 37 barns daily 4d.; 2 pram rounds; shop trade £ 60 wk.; 19 cows; good premises; long lease; 21,300. Milk: N., near in-30 barns dy. 4d., except coffee shops, 3d.; shop trade j628 wk.; 2 prams main road urgent sale necessary 2750. Milk: Ealing- 9 barns 4d.; new estate goods £16 wk.; 1 pram nice shop good house 2170. Milk Holloway-13 barns 4d.; 1 pram shop £14; rent £ 50 let 929; 2295. TELEPHONE 2078 GERRARD. WILLIAM DAVIES, Dairy and Transfer Agent to the pk Trade, 160, HIGH HOLBORN. City-20 barns 4d.; shop £ 30 excellent; call 9545 W.-21 barns all 4d.; shop £ 30; splendid £ 600 21 barns 4d.; shop jE15 14 cows I round; offers N.—15 barns 4d.; shop £ 15; low rent; asking 2345 N.—18 barns 4d.; shop t9; bargain .offers N.—14 barns 4d.; shop 1!8; pram rent let; call 2825 Eliphant—14 barns 4d.; shop £ 20; illness £ 275 New Cross—12 barns all 4d.; shop 215; pram; good 2275 W.—12 barns all 4d.; shop 945; excellent; call zC275 E.—15 barns all 4d.; shop cheapest offered £ 175 E.—8^ barns 4d.; shop 28; very cheap; call.. 2120 Others in abundance very cheap call quickly. Indoors. Just sold several. Others are coming in weekly to suit all. Close to City. Takings 220; nice shop; low rent 980 Takings £ 15; illness; all at j340 THE GREAT WELSH REMEDY r A B tr" REUEF FROM COUGH IN 5 DAV Lb b MiNUTES. MINUTES. FOR COUGHS, FOR COLDS, FOR ASTHMA, FOR BRONCHITIS, FOR HOARSENESS, FOR INFLUENZA. « FOR COUGHS, FOR SORE nn I I f-4 I—I THROAT, MOST SOOTHING. VJUUUI I WARMS THE CHEST, DISSOLVES THE PHLEGM. FOR SINGERS, FOR PUBLIC SPEAKERS. MIXTU R E tVt l/v < t ■ 2s 9D. Postage, 3a. Proprietor, HUGH DAVIES. Chemist, Machynlleth. London Agents: Mr. Morgan, Chemist, Tavistock Place, W.C.; Mr. Thomas, Chemist. Upper Balier Ptreet, W. Wholesale: Barclays, 95, Farringdon street. WELSH PRINTING of every description in the most up-to-date styles. WELSHMAN & KElT- OFFICES, 211, GRAY'S INN RD. jjLDRIDGE'S HORSE REPOSITORY. Should you require to purchase a HORSE for business on THE MILK ROUND or for pleasure attend Messrs. ALDRIDGE'S Sales on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10.30 a.m., UPPER ST. MARTIN'S LANE, LONDON W.C. Horses of every class sold by Auction each Wednesday and Saturday. On view Mondays and Thursdays. Catalogues forwarded.