THE GLAMORGAN SOCIETY. THE men of Glamorgan held their seventh annual dinner at the Holborn Restaurant on Thursday, February 18th, when a large company of distinguished guests were pre- sided over by Sir S. T. Evans, K.C.;M.P. The chief guest of the evening was the SIR S. T. EVANS, K.C. (President of the Glamorgan Society). Right. HOD. the Earl of Carrington, K.C.; G.C.M.G., President of the Board of Agri- culture, and among those present were:— Lady Evans, Lord Glantawe, Hon. Elaine Jenkins, the Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Leif Jones, Esq., M.P., Mr. and Mrs. J. Jay Williams, Mr. and Miss J. J. Jacobs, Sir Daniel Morris, Goscombe John, Esq., R.A., Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Reed, Dr. Hartwell Jones, the Vicar of Aberpergwm, Rev. B. Thomas; Rev. D. Bryant, M.A, Mr. Phillip Williams, Mr. A. A. Strong, Mr. C. J. Howell Thomas, Mr. T. M. S. Jenkins, and the Secretary, Mr. T. Leason Thomas. After the dinner the toast of The County" was entrusted to Lord Glantawe, who, in a happy vein, dwelt on the many good qualities of Glamorgan and its people. As a Swansea man he was glad that the Mayor of Cardiff was responding to the toast, for he represented the next best town to Swansea within the county. It was true that they had had many great Englishmen to assist in the development of the mineral resources of the county but it should not be forgotten that Glamorgan men had also done a great deal to develop the works of Middles- brough as well as others in Russia and Japan, and other parts. The Lord Mayor of Cardiff, in responding, said that in Cardiff they had been trying to convince Wales of the importance of securing a Minister for Wales, and he thought they were in a fair way of securing one, too. The good work done by Cardiff on behalf of Welsh Education is well known; but it should not be a surprise, inasmuch as one of the earliest colleges in Britain was situate at Llantwit—in that county. The toast of The Guests was given by Sir S. T. Evans, who remarked that "it was fitting for the premier county of Wales to do honour to so distinguished a man as Earl Carrington. Earl Carrington, in reply, said that it was a treat for him to come to such a haven of rest. During that day he had had to fight with Suffragettes in the morning and combat the Irish critics in the House of Lords, and he was glad to be at peace among his Welsh friends for the remainder of the evening. According to Lord Avebury, the way to secure peace and happiness was Be good and you will be happy." It may be all right, but you would miss much fun by being so. According to an article in the Times, the formula for happiness was, Don't worry, take a holiday, and worship regularly in the dear old church "-of Eng- land, he presumed. But from what he had gathered from the speeches that night the best way to be happy was to go and live in Glamorgan. He was glad to be among his old friends once more. His family had long been associated with Wales, and he hoped the day would be far distant when his connection with the Principality should be severed. (1!1 -:JT8 Sir D. Morris gave the toast of The Society," and he thought a good deal might yet be done through the medium of such a Society for the better development of agri- culture in the county of Glamorgan. Then he gave a very interesting account of his work on behalf of sugar cane growing in foreign climes. Mr. J. J. Jacobs, the Treasurer of the Society, and Mr. C. J. Howell Thomas suitably responded. Mr. Leif Jones, M.P., gave the toast of Chairman," after which the company dis- persed, having spent a very enjoyable evening. A musical programme of high standard had been arranged for the evening, and solos were rendered by Miss Tilly Bodycombe, Mr. Ivor Foster and Mr. John Roberts; the accompanist being Mr. David Richards. During the evening, complimentary references were justly made to the excellent services rendered to the Society by the energetic secretary, Mr. Leason Thomas.
Chas. Baker & Co., Limited The annual dinner of this extensive tailoring establishment was held at the King's Hall, Holborn Restaurant, on Thurs- day evening last, when several hundreds of assistants and principals were present. Mr. Baker presided and attested to the good feeling that existed among the staff, and as long as that continued there need be no fear as to the future success of the business. A lengthy programme of speeches and songs was indulged in, and it was unanimously declared to be the best dinner held in connec- tion with the firm.
Miss GEE, of Denbigh, is showing the keenest interest in Sunday School work. This well-known lady is offering a number of medals in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gee, to the oldest members and teachers of the Sunday Schools of Wales. The medals, which are of attractive design, will be presented to the winners at the North Wales Federation meetings, at Conway, in April. THE Welsh name for Hay is Tre Gelli, and for Presteign, Llanandras. IN the time of Giraldus the river Tivy was inhabited by the beaver. The beaver is particularly specified in the laws of Hywel Dda, under the descriptive term, llostlydan— or broadtail-and is expressly distinguished from the otter, which is called dyfrgi, or waterdog, for in this code the skin of the latter is valued at only 8d., while that of the former is rated at 120 pence.
MR. R. MCKENNA. Next to Mr. Lloyd George and his Budget proposals, possibly no man in the Cabinet will have a harder task this Session than the Member for N. Monmouthshire. But as a Welsh member Mr. McKenna is practically a nonentity. He has larger imperial interests to occupy his attention now, and the great Navy problem of the day will task his abilities to the utmost.
MR. J. D. REES, M.P. The Member for Montgomery Boroughs is determined to make his mark during this Session again. He has had the singular honour of being the champion questioner in the House since the days of the late Alfred Davies, and as his interests are in so many countries, he has plenty of scope for his many qualities. <
V MONDAY was an exceptionally beautiful summerlike day along the shores of Cardigan Bay. So balmy was the air that many people were tempted to sit out on the cliffs and beach in the neighbourhood of Aber- ystwyth.