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Notes and News. THE London Eisteddfod is the present day topic. It promises to be a very popular event. MANY applications for season tickets have already been received by the General Sec- retaries. WHAT are the Welsh residents in London going to do to welcome their fellow country- men on this occasion ? Even our churches and chapels should do something to celebrate the event. THE official programme of the Eisteddfod will be ready in about ten days, and will con- tain a time-table for all events and it is also expected that the secretaries will insist on the times being observed. AN influential committee of Welsh ladies has been formed, under the auspices of the Eisteddfod Committee, and it is doing ex- cellent work in making the institution known among English residents in London. MR. LLEUFER THOMAS has been appointed stipendiary magistrate for Pontypridd. "THANK God I am not a lawyer" ex- claimed Mr. William Jones at a Welsh meeting on Monday last. Evidently Mr. Jones has had too much law at the Welsh Parliamentary Party meetings. THE Hon. Society of Cymmrodorion, Lon- don, will hold a Grand Conversazione at the Galleries of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, on Monday evening, June 14th, the eve of the opening of the National Eisteddfod at the Albert Hall. It is expected that many hundreds of persons from all parts of Wales will be present. MR. WILLIAM JONES says that Wales believes in Self-Government all round, and an Imperial Government around all. WHAT became of the members of the new Welsh Liberal Association on Monday last ? None of the officials were present at the Disestablishment meeting that was held at the National Liberal Club. MR. D. A. THOMAS, M.P., has returned to London after some weeks' absence on the Continent, where he has been recruiting his health after his serious illness. Although he is much better in health, Mr. Thomas has been advised not to over exert himself with parliamentary duties for some weeks to come. THE galleries of the Commons have been re opened to strangers certain new regula- tions have been formed, and the outer lobbies are again beginning to assume their previous activity. MR. LLOYD GEORGE has succeeded in popu- larising the Budget by his brilliant speeches in the Commons, and the charming manner with which he met all deputations. There is no talk now of a General Election in June CAERLION Endowed Schools, near New- port, were founded by Charles Williams, a Welshman, in the seventeenth century. The children attending the school used to wear a distinctive kind of apparel; the boys wearing a yellow band around their Tam o' Shanter hats, and the girls, turnover shawls and hats of the National Welsh type. "EGERTON GREY" who contributed the pretty poem, You in a recent issue of the Idler is a Welshman, viz Mr. E. J. Francis Davies, of Abercanaid, near Merthyr. As many readers of the Celt may not have seen the lines we reproduce them here. YOU. When over vale and lea The amber lights fade slowly, And the eventide, All perfumed breathes of you Then heart's delight, Sweet are your lips for me, When swift the shadows fall, Bringing me—you And when beyond the sea The pearl-dawn opens slowly And the world awakes, Radiant, and glad of you Then, heart's delight, Love lights your eyes for me, And life to me means love, And love means-you. A BIG attendance is expected at the Church Congress to be held in Swansea on October 5, 6, 7, and 8. One of the subjects on the agenda is The Church in Wales." Another is The Church's title to its endowments." A third is Socialism from the standpoint of Christianity." VISCOUNT TREDEGAR is now 78 years old, but he looks 10 years younger. There is not a more popular man in Wales. He is liked by church and chapel, by Radical and Tory and a Socialist speaker said at Newport some time ago, that if every landlord was like Viscount Tredegar there would be very little Socialism.