QTMANFA QDIRWESTOL M.C. LLUHDAIN (0 dan nawdd y Cyfarfod Misol). .A.A. Cynhelir y Gymanfa eleni yng NGHAPEL CHARING CROSS ROAD, Nos lau, Chwefror 18fed, 1909, am 8 o'r gloch, Syr J. HERBERT ROBERTS, Barwnig, A.S., yn y fiadair. T T T Anerchir y Cyfarfod gan SYR THOMAS P. WHITTAKER, A.S. Parch. R. HARRIS LLOYD (Superintendent, South-West London Mission). Parch. D. TYLER DAVIES, Clapham Junction. Datgenir yn ystod y Cyfarfod gan Mr. W. H. JONES. .& Bydd Adroddiad o'r Gwaith Dirwestol yn yr Eglwysi am 1£)08 yn cael ei gyfiwyno i'r Gymanfa gan yr Ysgrifennydd- ISAAC T. LLOYD, 267, King's Road, Chelsea. Gwneir Casgliad tuag at y Treuliau. GWAHODDIAD CYNNES I BAWB.
Notes and News. PARLIAMENT will be opened on Tuesday next. ONE of the principal reforms promised in the King's Speech will be Disestablishment of the Church in Wales. SEVERAL by-elections will be fought in Scotland during the next few days. Two of the seats vacant are considered somewhat doubtful. POLITICAL prophets have been unusually active during the past few weeks. Their united opinion is that we shall have a General Election in' June. WHAT to do with the Lords is a pro- blem that puzzles the Members of the House of Commons, but the problem that worries the country is What to do with the Commons PROFESSOR J. MORRIS JONES will deliver a lecture on Tudur Aled before the members of the Hon. Society of Cymmrodorion on the 26th of this month. THE Earl of Carrington will be the guest of the Glamorgan Society at their annual dinner, to be held at the Holborn Restau- rant on Thursday evening next, 18th. Sir S. T. Evans will preside, and a number of eminent Glamorgan men will be present. Tickets can be had from Mr. T. Leason Thomas, Ty Gwyr," Summerlands Avenue, Acton. W. ARCHDEACON EVANS, of Carmarthen, has not yet completed his consideration of the draft report of the Welsh Church Commis- sion. As soon as he has completed the study of it a meeting of the Commissioners will be held in London. AT the Law Courts this week Dr. Gwenog- fryn Evans said that the support given him in the reprint of old Welsh Texts has been somewhat limited, and. it was necessary for him to protect his rights against all literary poachers. ON Friday last Mr. W. R. M. Wynne, of Peniarth, died at his London residence in Buckinghom Gate. He was born in 1840, and belonged to a Welsh family of ancient lineage. For some time he represented Merioneth in Parliament, but was defeated in the election of 1868. He was constable of Harlech Castle, Lord Lieutenant of Mer-, ioneth, and owned estates of some ten thousand acres in the county. THE famous Peniarth collection of books and MSS will now be sent to the National Library at Aberystwyth. This is the most valuable collection in Wales, and was col- lected by his grandfather William Wynne (1774-1834). A full list of the collection was given by the deceased father in the "Archæologia Cambrensis during 1869- 71, and a catalogue was recently made by Dr. Gwenogfryn Evans of all the rare MSS in tne possession of the family. THE Rey. J. Gibbon is to be "the Merchants' lecturer" for the month of February, and he will deliver the lectures on each of the four Tuesdays in the month in the Board Room at the Memorial Hall, in London, on a number of subjects concerning the Gospel. BARRY will celebrate Gwyl Dewi this year for the first time with a religious service, at which the Rev. E. T. Jones, Llanelly, will preach. This meeting is in addition to the annual Cymmrodorion celebration on March 1st, when Professor Anwyl, Aberystwyth, will speak on Hawliau'r laith Gymraeg." GWILI is now master and director, where once he was a subordinate. He has just taken on the Gwynfryn School at a time when its fortunes are at a very low ebb. The flourishing institution lately under Watcyn Wyn numbers at present scarcely three dozen students, but a revival is certain under the able directorship of Gwili and his staff. What leisure he has, he spends at Cardiff, but there is very little of it, as, of course, his preaching engagements keep him busy every Sunday and Monday. EVERY Welsh church in Wales, and out of it, occasionally sings Archdeacon Prys's metrical version of the Psalms, but occasion- ally, to make them intelligible, some of the lines have to be modified. Professor Morris Jones, at Manchester, on Saturday night, strongly deprecated altering Edmund Prys's text. It was, he said, vandalism of the worst type, and had brought no credit to anyone who attempted it. "If some of the verses," he added, are not considered suit- able for singing to-day, let them be unsung, but not improved.' IT is just a hundred years ago since the first Welsh Wesleyan chapel in Aberystwyth —the building was in Queen-street—was licensed and registered by the Epiphany Quarter Sessions as a meeting-house for Protestant Dissenters. Previously, William Davies, of Crossvane, and John Williams, of Llanrhust, had been licensed to teach and preach at the chapel, provided they con- formed themselves with the regulations for Dissenting teachers and preachers. Thirty years ago the church removed to their handsome new chapel, St. Paul's. The old chapel is now used by the Salvation Army. AN interesting case of copyright, in con- nection with old Welsh MSS, was under the consideration of the JEligh Court in London this week. Dr. Gwenogfryn Evans sought an injunction against the publication of a Welsh Grammar-com piled by the, late Professor Strathan, of Manchester-in which extensive quotations had been made from Dr. Evans's MSS.