Musical Notes. By PETER EDWARDS, Mus. BAC. To the musical readers of the 11 LONDON KELT GREETING. This is my third introduction through the Welsh Press to the Welsh musicians of the city; and as the third essay is reputed to be a lucky or successful one, I venture to hope that the musical column, now started, will have a permanent place in the pages of the KELT." I should like these Notes to consist chiefly of Tit-bits about our Welsh singers and musicians generally. Personal matter is always interesting. Will the readers favour me, from time to time, with items of interest, to our readers ? I want, by every legitimate means, to encourage our younger singers, and other musical students. There is very little of this spirit abroad, now-a-days; but we must endeavour to assist one another as much as possible-although that may not be our own ex- perience of other's dealings towards us. Let me mention a young lady singer whom I recently heard singing in Wales--Miss Emily Wright of Cefn, Ruabon. This lady has a very fine Soprano voice, and if I mistake not, is likely to make a name for herself. There is, however, a certain "tide" which she (like others) must take at the flood." She has not yet appeared in London, and I should be glad if some of our concert organisers would secure her service, and thus give her an introduction to London audiences. I was pleased to learn of the success of Mr. D. J. Harris, of King's Cross, at Chester Eisteddfod. I have long admired the sweetness of his voice. My congratulations to Miss Gertrude Hughes, R.A.M., winner of the Robert Cox & Co. prize at the Academy last month. The Stratford Eisteddfod (to be held in March) will be the largest held in London since that memor- able one of "National" fame. There will be several choirs competing for the chief prize, as well as for the second prize-i.e., the Male Chorus competition. The ladies are complaining of the amount offered to ladies' Choirs. I am, however, in a position to say the funds will not admit of a larger prize being offered. Ladies, pray do not imitate the gentlemen. Compete for the love of the thing. I have received for notice in this column ALAW DDU'S new male Chorus "Dinystr Jerusalem." 100, Forest Lane, Forest gate, E.
Personal Notes* Mr. Maldwyn Humphreys is the subject of an in- teresting sketch in the current number of the Non- conformist Musical Journal. He is, a native of Machynlleth, and has taken more prizes at the Royal Academy than any other tenor, and is says this journal, doing his best to justify Mr. Santley's pre- diction that he would be the" greatest singer Wales ever produced." Medical. — Mr. Hugh Davies, M.R.C.S., (Eng.), L.R.C.P. (Lond.), of Guy's Hospital, eldest son of Mr. Moses Davies, auctioneer, Llanfyllin, has recently had a series of exceptional successes. In the final Pass" and Honours Examinations for the degree of Bachelor of Medicine (M.B.) of London University he took first class and high honours in medicine, with special mention in Forensic medicine. Subsequently in the Pass" Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Surgery (B.S.) of London University he was placed in the first class with special mention in operative surgery. And in the Honours Examination for the B.S. he took first class high honours and the gold medal. Mr. Davies has thus taken a triple-first," and it is the first time that a Welshman has gained the much coveted honour of Gold Medalist in Surgery of the London University. Mr. Justice Vaughan Williams is a Welshman, and he is proud of it. Even in his charges to Welsh grand juries his love of country bubbles over. "We Welshmen are law-abiding people he told the Cardiganshire grand jury, and at Carmarthen on Saturday his lordship communicated the interesting fact that his grandfather was a townsman of Car- marthen and lived in a house there which is still in existence, London Welshmen will congratulate Mr. Timothy Davies on the birth of a son and heir. Mr. Davies is a successful man of business and a strong Welsh Patriot. He comes from Carmarthenshire, the largest and one of the most national counties in Wales, where he was born about 35 years ago, in the parish of Abergwili close to the ancient episcopal palace of the Bishop of St. David's. He came to London with his fortune to make, and entered the employ of Tarn & Co. at Newington Causeway. About 10 years ago he started business for himself, and at the present moment he has the largest drapery establishment in Walham Green and Fulham.and one of the most flourishing in the whole of London. He is a member of the executive of the London Cymru Fydd, and he is also on the committee of the Prince Llewelyn Memorial. He belongs to the Calvinistic Methodist body, and is a strong supporter of their causes at Hammersmith, and Walham Green. Mrs. Davies possesses the Welsh gift of song, and was well-known in the musical world as Miss Lizzie Jenkins.
that people in general should discourage that flatter- ing spirit, so characteristic of our professional poli- ticians, to whatever party they may belong, and whose mental energy is expended in coining clap-trap phrases and catch words, to suit the palate of the electorate during election times.