FOOTBALL NOTES. ANNUAL MEETING OF THE LONDON WELSH R.F.C. The annual meeting of the London Welsh Rugby Football Club was held at the White Horse Hotel, High Holborn, on Saturday evening, Mr. Gom Simon presiding over a large gathering. Mr. W. H. Trick, the hon. secretary, submitted the report of the club in general. He stated that the first XV had not been quite so successful as in past seasons, owing chiefly to several of the players receiving severe accidents, and others had left town, whilst the hospital calls upon men like Lloyd, Richards, and Gabe had been greater than in past years. The first XV had played, "including Glamorgan County and the Three Banks," 34 matches, of which 16 had been won, 16 lost, and 2 drawn they had scored 37 con- verted goals, 4 dropped goals, 2 mark goals, and 40 tries; 327 points against 21 con- verted goals, 3 dropped, 2 penalty, and 42 tries-249 points. The outlook for the future was in every way encouraging. Several promising youngsters had been played during the past year, and the old players were nearly as good as ever. The ground at West Ham had been excellent in every way, except perhaps from the gate R. Lloyd, R.:D. Neagle, J. A. Davies, H. Coppocb, H. Watkins, C. Hawkins, E. G. Jenkins, E. D. Richards, H. T. Maddocks (Yice-Capfe-S J. C. M. Dyke, G. Jones, A. F. Harding, J. F. Williams (Capt..), J. C. Jenkins, T. P. Lloyd, F. H. Clay. W. L. Morgan, R. G. Pritchard, L. M. Dyke. point of view, but he had great hopes that next season the club would get a much larger following there. The principal scores were:—H. T. Maddocks, 17 tries; J. F. Williams, 8; R. F. Rees, 8; J. C. Jenkins, 6; H. C. Coppoch, W. L. Morgan, R. D. Neagle and W. J. Norton 4 each; A. F. Harding and C. F. Rowlands 3 each, and 15 other players I each. Harding kicked 19 goals, J. C. M. Dyke 10 E. Richards 5, J. C. Jenkins 4, H. T. Maddocks 4, and T. P. Lloyd 2. Mr. Trick mentioned with pride that Messrs. Harding, Williams, Dyke, and Morgan were touring in New Zealand with the Anglo- Welsh team, and that the former had been further honoured with the captaincy of the team. The "A" team played 17 matches, of which 8 were won the B team won 11 out of 15, and the 4th XV won 13 out of 15 games played. The report was unani- mously adopted on the proposal of Dr. Pryce Jenkins, seconded by Mr. J. Owen Jones. The Club Chancellor of the Exchequer (Mr. Tim Evans), in giving his report from a sheet of notes, had the usual cry of wanting more than he had received, but he was pleased to say the club finances were satis- factory, and that the balance, although small, was on the right side. He had great ex- pectations that the balance would be further enlarged before many weeks by a grant from the Welsh Rugby Union. Mr. Evans's re- port was unanimously adopted. The meet- ing then proceeded to elect officers for the coming season, and it need hardly be said that each name proposed was accepted with- out a single member opposing. President, J. Milsom Rees, Esq., F.R.C.S., Wimpole Street, W.; hon. secretary, Captain J. C. Jenkins, Stroud Green hon. treasurer, Mr. Tim Evans; assistant hon. treasurer, Mr. Owen Jones assistant hon. secretary, and hon. secretary A" team, Mr. Levi Jones, Hounslow; hon. secretary B," Mr. A. Lewis; captain, Mr. Frank Clay; vice- captain. Mr. H. T. Maddocks; captain "A" team, Mr. W. A. Rees, captain B" team, Mr. A. Lewis. A strong committee of 13 members was elected, and Messrs. Gom Simon and J. Owen Jones were re-elected auditors. Hearty thanks were passed to the past president, Dr. W. E. L. Davies, who was made a patron; Mr. Trick, the ex-hon. secretary, who was elected a vice-president, and to Messrs. J. F. Williams, ex-captain, and Mr. J. C. Morgan, ex assistant hon. secretary. Caps were awarded to Messrs. R. F. Rees, W. J. Norton, Levi Jones, and C. F. Jones. The fixture list for the coming season was given, and it was noted that some interesting matches had been arranged, alt the old clubs being met, and new ones with Coventry, St. Thomas's Hospital, and St. Bartholomew's Hospital. A vote of thanks to Mr. Gom Simon for presiding terminated the gathering.
Y DYFODOL. Boed i Ysgrifenyddion y gwuhanol Gy'mdeithaswb anfon ar fyrder restr o'u cyjarfodydd arbennig fw goeod* yr y Golofn hon. Mai 23- Ymgomwest yr Undeb. May 28- Harlesden Eisteddfod. Mehefin 4- Ail-agor yr Organ yn Barrett's Grove. Org-in Recital a Chyngerid. Mehefin 5, 6, 7 a'r 8— Cymanfa y Sulgwyn yn y Boro'. October 28 to 30- Lewisham Bazaar at Falmouth Road. Nov. 11, 12 and 13- Undeb yr Anibynwyr Cym(reig Llundaia Bazaar.
In view of the fact, however, that Welsh was the vernacular speech of the country, it could not be said that the proportion of pupils studying Welsh was even now entirely satisfactory. On the other hand, remark- able progress had been made with Welsh studies in the county schools under the encouragement of the Board. THE Irishman, whether in or out of Parlia- ment, is a persistent advocate of his national rights. It is said that Mr. Birrell is being bombarded these days with representations about the importance of giving the ancient language of Ireland a foremost place in the teaching of the new universities, and the Gaelic League, which now has branches in every place where there is an Irish com- munity, are raining resolutions and re- minders on the Chief Secretary. It is not a mere matter of sentiment or academic concern that stimulates the Gaelic League's activity there is a very genuine belief that know- ledge and use of the Irish language may prove a powerful lever in Ireland's industrial revival. THE Scotsman is asserting himself in South Wales Parliamentary contests. Mr. McKenna, the M.P. for North Monmouth is a Scot; Mr. Keir Hardie, the junior M.P. for Merthyr, is also a Scot, and Mr. Lovat Fraser, the prospective Conservative candi- date for South Glamorgan, is a Scot. Unless Welshmen stir up, they will some day find every Parliamentary seat in South Wales occupied by either a Scot or a Saxon. Let the Welsh Nationalist party assert itself. There is a growing Welsh Nationalist party in South Wales, and it only wants a fighting leader in order to assert itself. MR. ALBERT TOFT, who has been chosen to execute the Welsh National War memorial at Cardiff is a clever sculptor. The war memorial in question will take the form of a monument about 28 feet in height, and 18 feet square, and will have figures at the sides of the pedestal—one symbolical of Courage, and the other of Grief, holding a wreath in her hand, while on the top is a statue of Peace, carrying in one hand a helmet, and in the other a palm. Mr. Toft, it is interesting to note, was the designer of the memorial to Robert Owen in the old churchyard at Newton. [THE LONDON WELSHMAN AND KELT says it is a great mistake to suppose that every Conservative is opposed to Welsh national interests.] The men who make the loudest claim. And from the housetops loudly bawl, Who boast the glamour of a name May not be patriots at all. Self interest thrusts some folk along For what they want or what they've got! It is the quiet man who's strong- He proves the truest patriot. -Sotith Wales Daily Post. THE growth of the Welsh Forward Move- ment is a marvel of the age. Founded by the late Rev John Pugh in May. 1891, it has now 23,232 adherents and 5,850 com- municants, and 11,595 Sunday School scholars. In Cardiff alone there are 9 halls, with 11,800 free sittings in Glamorgan and Monmouth, excluding Cardiff, there are 31 halls, accommodating 26,400. Denbigh- shire also has halls in its towns seating 2,850. Truly a wonderful growth! JUDGING from the absence, at the Franco- British Exhibition, of exhibits from Wales, one might suppose that the Principality forms no put of the United Kingdom, nor of the British Empire.