HOME RULE FOR CUBA. It must be acknowledged that it is never possible to foresee the dimension to which .an internal quarrel in an insignificant place will attain as illustrated in the case of Cuba, This civil strife was prolonged until the Americans, overpowered with their feelings for the oppressed, recognised officially the just cause of the Cuban rebels, who have made a good stand against the demoralised and corrupt government of Spain. Like infuriated schoolboys, the Spaniards are now holding demonstrations all over their country, much to the silent amusement of America and boastingly reminding themselves of their past, though now partially forgotten, glory of their proud nation. However it will be better for Spain to cultivate a calmer attitude and .adopt the timely advice of America by giving Cuba a just and substantial form of Home Rule.
General Notes. There are about 100,000 Jews in London. Mr. Gladstone has just been presented with a book of Welsh Hymns by Mr. Bird. Germany brews more beer than any other country in the world. There are many bicycles now in use instead .of mustangs on the Western plains of America. A piece of land has just been sold in London at the rate of £ 2,000,000 per acre. An iceberg 20 miles broad and 40 miles ilong was recently seen in the Antartic regions. Insurance companies strongly assert that cycling is far more dangerous than travelling t, either by boat or rail. It is said that burglars never receive more than 20 per cent of value of the booty from the buyers to whom they sell it. It is now hinted that all articles made in Britain should have inscribed upon them manufactured in Britain." At the works of the Great Eastern Railway Company at Stratford, a locomotive engine was built in the incredibly short time of ten hours. One of the repulsive trades in the world is that of manufacturing wild men. This is extensively practised in a certain district of China. Some may be glad to learn that about one- twentieth of the money deposited in the differ- ent banks of the kingdom will never be -claimed. Count Tolstoy's latest recreation is chopping trees. He indulges in this exercise every afternoon. Though 65 years of age, he can ride a bicycle well. It is now asserted that doctors and others will be able to discover by means of the new photography the symptoms of any disease long before they will be visible to the naked .eye. A certain scientist has just discovered that petroleum solidified into small blocks will be more serviceable for fuel purpose that coal. Therefore the threatened exhaustion of coal need not create any alarming fears. Before India was occupied by the British, the river Ganges carried yearly to the sea one million dead bodies. The natives looked upon being drowned in this sacred river as the happiest form of death. The residents of Aberystwith are determined to give a most hearty and dignified reception to the Prince of Wales, on his installation as Chancellor of the Welsh University. The Prince will probably be accompanied by the Princess on the occasion of his visit to the principality.
London Notes. We are requested to correct the statement of our correspondent a short time ago, that Miss Maggie Davies was engaged for the opera of Nydia. It should have been for the opera Shamus O'Brien, by Villiers Stamford. This has now been produced, and is pro- nounced to be an excellent work, and Miss Maggie Davies is nightly praised for her sing- ing and her acting in the character she takes. All KELT readers who are musical, we are sure will heartily congratulate her, and wish a long continuance of her hitherto very succes- ful career on the platform. This is reversing the order of her namesake Davies who came from the stage to the platform. Lleioelyn Memorial.—A meeting will be held at the Westminster Palace Hotel on Wednesday the 18th of March, at 4 o'clock, for the purpose of forming a committee to pro- mote the erection of a memorial to Prince Llewelyn the last native Prince of Wales. The Hon. Lord Kenyon will preside. Cynelir Cyfarfod Pregethu haner-blynyddol y Tabernacl King's Cross nos Sadwrn, y Sab- bath, a Llun nesaf, Mawrth 14eg, Ised a'r 16eg. Pregethir gan y Parchn. D. Stanley Jones, Caernarfon (olynydd Dr. Herber Evans); a T. Nicholson, Bromley (Dinbych gynt). Dechreuir yr oedfeuon nos Sadwrn am 7.30, a'r S'lbboth am 10.30; 2.30; a6.30; a nos Lun am 7.30. The many friends of Mr. Gwilym Richards will be pleased to hear of his success this week at the Royal Academy of Music, where he was declared the winner of the Goldberg prize. Mr. Richards' career at the Academy is most promising, and no doubt some of our readers may remember that he won the Joseph Maas prize last July. The Welsh Unitarians are progressing very favourably in London and the meetings in Wellington Hall, Upper St. are fairly well attended every Sunday evening. Mr. Delta Evans discoursed last Sunday on Christ as a Teacher." "Wordsworth and Williams Pantycelyn" was the subject discussed by the Literary Society at Charing Cross on Friday last. A very instructive evening was spent by the members. A novel feature is to be introduced in the last Social Entertainment at Charing Cross Road on the 27th inst., viz. a Mandolinist con- nected with the ladies band Castilianos of Kensington, will play a well known Welsh air adapted to that instrument, and other melodies. The peculiarity of a mandoline is, that a plectrum is used for striking the strings. This takes one back to the ancient Greek method, and the present instrument is founded on the lyre. It will be interesting to know if this Italian will catch on. The Welsh services which for 7 years were conducted at All Saints, Margaret St. are now The services of the Royal Welsh Ladies' Choir have been secured for the Patti Concert to be held in London next year. It is now stated that the report of the Welsh Land Commission will not be ready before Whitsuntide. Many references have been made in the Welsh Press respecting the few Welsh words said by Mr. Dalziel, a Scotch M.P., at the recent Cymru Fydd Banquet at the Holborn Restaurant. It is rumoured that Mr. Cust, the late editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, has raised £ 150,000 to run a paper in opposition to the Pall Mall It is to be called the Mayfair Gazette. The many friends of Mr. Jenkins Gwalia," Llandrindod, will be pleased to learn that he has re-opened the Gwalia Hotel, Euston, Lon- don. — The Cymmrodorion Dinner, to be held on the 17th at the Hotel Metropole, is promised to be an exceedingly successful one. The chair will be taken by Lord Tredegar, and His Royal Highness the Duke of York will be one of the guests. held in Berkeley Chapel, Mayfair, at the more convenient hour of 6.30 p.m., on Sundays. The Rev. E. Killin Roberts who has been appointed English Assistant Priest of that Church has taken with him the Welsh con- gregation which used to worship at All Saints. The presentation of a solid silver salver, a solid silver tea and coffee service and a purse of gold will be made next week to the Rev. Killin Roberts in recognition of his faithful services as Assistant Curate and Welsh chap- lain of All Saints for a period of nearly 7 years. At the Organ Recital of the students of the Royal Academy of Music at the Queen's Hall on Monday last Miss Katie Thomas whose ex- cellent operatic singing in Cavalleria Rusti- cana last year was commented on in the LONDON KELT-was selected to give a recita- tion (the only one) and she recited in admir- able style and with thoroughly appropriate action Lord Lytton's poem "The Wife of Miletus." Miss Clara Williams sang in two duetts, in French, by Saint Saens, and displayed her finished style and delightful quality of tone. Mr. Samuel, M.P. for Stockton, is a native of Glamorganshire. He left his native county during a wave of depression in the iron trade, and established himself at Stockton, where he established a large business. Being exceed- ingly popular among all classes in his adopted town he was selected by the local Liberal party to fight their battle at the Parliamentary Election. As the Dissolution of Parliament occurred while he was Mayor of Stockton, he promptly resigned his mayoralty and stood as the liberal candidate. His maiden speech in the Commons was a great success, he spoke with fluency and point, and made a favourable impression upon the House.
Mr. Owen M. Edwards, Oxford, greatly dis- approves of the appointment of monoglot Welshmen, as head teachers of some of the intermediate schools in Wales. Professor Henry Jones hails from Denbigh- shire where he began life as a shoemaker. At 18 he entered Bangor Normal College, whence he went to Glasgow Universty, where he became a firm friend of Professor Caird. Upon Caird being made the Master of Baliol, Oxford, Prof. H. Jones was appointed to the Chair of Philosopy at Glasgow.
Even if the Italians were successful, it would not be to their advantage to make the neces- sary sacrifices to obtain Abyssinia, a country which the British, during the time of king Theodore, judiciously refused from annexing to their territories.