MR. LLOYD GEORGE AT THE WELSH CLUB. As mentioned in our last issue, the Right Hon. the Chancellor of the Exchequer was the guest of the members of the Welsh Club, at their house dinner, on Wednesday, the 10th inst. A large muster of members were present, and the proceedings were presided over by Mr. John Hinds. The company included Judge Bryn Roberts, Sir John Williams, Mr. J. H. Davies, M.A., Rev. G. Hartwell Jones, D.D. In proposing the health of the guest, Mr. Vincent Evans spoke of him as the idol of the Eisteddfod. He was loved by the many and feared by the few. He had been cartooned by Stanifortb, and had had his biography written by J. Hugh Edwards. As a Cymro, he had never wavered in his love towards his native land. Mr. Edwin Evans having sung the famous ballad, El dorado," Mr. Lloyd George rose to respond, and said that he felt a personal allusion in that song. Like the knight in the old ballad, he was in search of an El dorado," and his fate might be some- what similar-" after a shadow (laughter). He knew it was dangerous for a Chancellor of the Exchequer to stumble upon a joke (laughter). If he did, all the great people in the country would say that he was lacking in dignity, and if he did not, he was in danger of boring his audience. The great support a public man had was from the people of his own flesh and blood. If he cut himself from them he was in danger of finding himself adrift. He had had a little argument with their chairman, who told him that there were no lawyers in the Garden of Eden (laughter). His reply was that there were no drapers either (loud laughter). Referring to the presence of representatives of all parties, lie said that no one could tell how long parties had lasted nor how long they would last; but they knew that the Welsh race had lasted, and would last, longer than all parties. The proper place to judge the House of Commons was not in the Chamber where the debates took place, and where the gentlemen of the press were present; but in the smoke room. That was the place where the members were seen at their best, where no one could tell by outside appearances what parties the mem- bers belonged to; and where they discussed all topics without bitterness. He had a pretty big job in front of him, but he knew that behind him were the goodwill and support of his fellow-countrymen (hear, hear). He was glad to see so many Welshmen getting on in various walks of life. The legendary Welshman was a myth. The real Welshman was as capable, as cool, and as cautious in business as men of other races. They were capable on the football field, where they won, not merely by brawn, but by brain. In those respects Welshmen had shown their staying power in the recent match. He was glad to see that the match was won in the last five minutes. That was the thing that was going to make Wales- the courage that never knew when it was beaten. He had played football once, when he kicked-off at Cardiff, and his son told him that the cleverest thing that the real players did was to have a man within a few yards of where the ball went, for they knew that he would kick it beyond a certain limit. In politics Wales was at the beginning of great things, but with more united action and more sustained effort Wales would occupy in the great Commonwealth a position that would be second to none. Judge Bryn Roberts gave "The Welsh Club," and expressed his pleasure at finding that the institution was so successful. Welsh- men ought to join the Club as a matter of patriotism. Sir John Williams, in the course of a short speech, said that the Welsh National Library was now established, and he hoped that many people would visit it. His own few books were there. Some time would be necessary before the catalogue was finished, but he looked forward to the time when Aberystwyth would be the Athens of Wales.
FOOTBALL NOTES. LONDON WELSH 2 goals 3 tries. OLD MERCHANT TAYLORS Nil. The London Welsh on Saturday, at West Ham, defeated the Taylors "by 19 points to nil. It was only after a very minute inspection of the ground by the respective Captains, that it was decided to play the game. The Welsh turned out a very fair side, Clay, Adams and Lloyd being the only notable absentees, C. F. Rowlands once again taking the field as partner to Vivian. From a spectacular point, the game was a very much better one than the Welsh-Oxford game of the previous Saturday. The Taylors played a very good forward game, and their backs were fast, but they could not pierce the fine defence of the Welsh. Harding started the game against the wind, and the home forwards forced Raphael to kick to touch in his own 25, the ball being taken from the throw by Harding; he cross- kicked, and Maddocks, fielding scored a very fine try in the first minute wide out, but Harding was able to convert with a great kick. Shortly afterwards Vivian received the ball in his own 25, and by feinting and swerving he beat man after man until faced by Raphael, he then passed to A. E. Evans who romped over under the goal posts for Harding to convert again. This was one of the prettiest tries I have seen scored for a long time, and Vivian's part of the work was excellent. Daring the second half, the visiting forwards made one or two great bursts, but the defence was sound, and the home forwards taking the scrums in good style, were able to give plenty of the ball to their backs, with the result that 3 very nice tries were got by Alexander (2) and Edwards. Neither of them being converted, the match ending in a win for the Welsh by the score above. All the Welsh played well, but the Referee was very lenient to the visiting backs, and allowed them to stand off-side right from the start, Maddocks in particular suffering from their action, which the Referee allowed to go on to the final whistle. Next Saturday the Welsh go to Bedford, and I sincerely trust they will add yet another victory to their list, which now begins to look respectable—14 out of 22 played. "DRAGON."
SUSSEX ROAD, HOLLOWAY.-On Thursday evening, the 11th inst., a social evening, in connection with the Temperance Society, was held in the vestry room of the above chapel. Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, the room was filled to its utmost capacity. The following programme was gone through Pianoforte solo, Miss Winnie Jones song, Miss Jane Williams recita- tion, Miss Mary Howells monologue, Miss Maud Williams; mandoline duet, Mr. and Miss Jenkins part song, Glee Party, con- ducted by "Iorwerth" address by Chair- man-interval for refreshments-recitation, Mr. Rees Jones; song, Miss Lily Jones; part song, Glee Party impromptu speech, winner Miss Anne Jones mandoline solo, Mr. D. H. Jenkins Hen Wlad fy Nhadau." E. W. Jones, Esq., occupied the chair, and performed his duties in an admirable manner. Miss Elizabeth Williams very kindly gave her services as accompanist. Mr. and Miss Davies, Richmond Road, deserve the most hearty thanks for their great generosity in providing the refresh- ments. Before dispersing, votes of thanks were passed to the Chairman, to Mr. and Miss Davies, and to all those who had assisted to make the evening such a success. MEDICAL SUCCESS. We heartily con- gratulate Mr. Herbert Davies, a student of the University College Hospital, London, on his success in passing the Intermediate Examination for the degrees of M.B.;B.S. of the University of London. The examination was held January 18th to January 27th, at South Kensington. The very high standard of the medical examination of the University of London is universally acknowledged. Mr. Herbert Davies is a native of Trecastle, Breconshire, but who now resides in London.
SOUTH WALES BUSINESS NOTES. One of the most up-to-date hair-dressing saloons in South Wales is that of Mr. W. C. Baker, 4, City Road, Cardiff. Custo- mers get every attention and civility, and the toilet requisites are of the very best. Within the last couple of years a nice department for picture postcards and souvenirs has been added. We have received a copy of a book on Herbs and their uses," from A. E. Trimnell, Truecure Remedies Co., of 8, Moira Terrace, Cardiff. It is neatly got up, and contains a splendid lot of valuable information. Readers can obtain copies post free on application. The Truecure Remedies have long been celebrated for their great curative powers," scores of testimonials having been received from grateful patients in all parts of the world.
A FLAT stone in the chancel of Llanbadarn Church, near Aberystwyth, marks the bury- ing place of Lewis Morris, the Welsh antiquary, who was born on the 1st of March, 1702. Lewis Morris was a notable poet, and performed well on several musical instruments. It was he who first taught the celebrated blind Parry to strike the harp and trained him to that excellence which gave him such fame. It was Lewis Morris, also, who brought out" Goronwy Owen. PROFESSOR T. A. LEVI, of Aberystwyth, gave an instructive address at the recent annual meetings in connection with the Merthyr and District Free Church Cauncil. Mr. Levi, in the course of his address, said that 70 years ago 223 crimes were punish- able by death. To-day the utmost care was taken in charging and defending a prisoner. Seventy years ago prisoners were condemned to death for stealing a shilling or a shilling's worth. In another seventy years, men would stand up and say how ridiculous we were in the twentieth century. CONTINUIG Mr. Levi said that the system of punishment had broken down. How could it improve a man to send him to prison ? A young man committed a fault, and he was sent within four walls for a limited time. When that young man came out, every door in society was locked against him. A great change is, however, gradually taking place, and this was foreshadowed in the Probation Act of 1907.