--A R r. Musical plilili Notes. Next week will be an unusually musical one for London Welshmen, and as nearly all the best talents will appear at the several "Grand" Concerts, the programmes ought to prove very attractive. The first in importance however will be the Treorky Boys at Queen's Hall, on Monday night, for which nearly all the seats have already been booked and the remaining un- sold tickets recalled from the local agents. It will therefore be necessary for those who have not been fortunate enough to secure one to apply at once to the secretary, Mr. Tudor Rhys, 10, Tottenham Street, or to the box office at the Queen's Hall. We are informed that Miss Mary Thomas will not be able to appear owing to some previous arrangement that could not be avoided. The secretary however has secured the service of Miss Nellie Asher, who with Miss May John will be the lady vocalists now. The annual concert of the I.O.G.T. at Jewin Chapel, on Tuesday evening was un- usually good, and the attendance was all that could be desired, apart from the musical attraction there was an address by the vener- able Good Templar, Plenydd," who is al- ways a draw with Welsh audiences. Messrs. Tom Thomas and Emlyn Davis gave some good renderings, as usual, and were enthusiastically received and had to respond to several recalls. Miss May John sang really well in her two songs, Cymru Fydd and The Heavenly Song," after both of which she had to respond to the audience's call. Miss Maggie Ellis presided at the pianoforte, and opened the proceedings with a well ex- ecuted solo, When we went a' gleaning." i; Following his recent success at the Royal Academy of Music, Mr. Gwilym Richards, of Newport, succeeded on Saturday last to win the Evill prize at that institution. At the Concert of the friends at Clapham, on the 25th, Mrs. Timothy Davies will also appear, and with such an array of talent the event ought to prove eminently successful to the cause at Lavender Hill. The R. S. Hughes' tombstone fund continues to increase and Mr. Herbert Emlyn announces the following addition this week: Mr. D. Jones, Farringdon St. 5s. Mr. Robert Jones „ 5s. Thomas Davies, London Rd.. 5s: Those interested in the movement, and every lover of R. S.'s music ought to be, should send their names and contributions without delay to Mr. Herbert Emlyn, 20, Lynton Rd., Brondesbury, N.W.
CHAPEL BUILDING IN WALES In a lecture lately delivered in the heart of London by a prominent Cymru Fyddite- complaint was made at the building of chapels for English services in Wales and thus adding considerably to the burdens of the voluntary system. It is a just complaint. An excellent thought arose out of an amusing article in a recent number of your useful journal on "A London Kelt in a fix." It was stated that the same organist was able to play at 4 services on Sunday; by the morning services being held at 9 and 11, and the evening ones at 5 and 7 at two churches 2 miles apart. Now would it not be possible to utilize the same building for two morning and two evening services ? thus doing away with the necessity of building additional chapels entirely Many years ago in Barmouth the service at the chapels was over in time for the people to go to church afterwards, and many went I Even now in Bangor, the service at Lon Pobty" C.M. Chapel is over in time for any one to go to the Cathedral service, where the singing of the choir is excellent as we learnt from your correspondent Mynorydd last year. Why cannot something similar be done in the same chapel? There would be less difficulty in get- ting preachers if the sums for building were not required. At present the getting of students &c. to take the services is a troublesome busi- ness, and often the deacons are not able to be certain of the preachers for the following Sunday. Services at the Cathedral of Bangor are held in both language-and also in some of the churches the same thing is done. As it is, the nonconformists cannot unite to support one English Church between them, oh no, they love each other so much, they must have a separate' church or chapel for each denomina- tion Even the Forward Movement, which was supposed to be at first unsectarian, is now becoming sectarian. When will common sense rule the members of a common faith ? Not yet-not yet.-GWYLIWR.
NOTABLE WELSH MUSICIANS. Mr. Joseph Bennett in his article in the Daily Telegraph on Wednesday last on Music of the Day, makes the following sympathetic remarks about the new work by our well- known and clever compatriot, Mr. Frederick Griffith. Amateurs who do not know what Wales has done in producing composers, voc- alists, instrumentalists, and conductors will soon have no excuse for ignorance, Mr. Fred- eric Griffith, the flautist, being engaged upon a volume entitled" Notable Welsh Musicians." The book will be illustrated by nearly a hundred portraits, and the editor, by way of preface, takes a critical survey of the present condition of music in Wales. Saxon readers, no doubt, will marvel at the number of Welsh musicians."
General Notes. The Post Office authorities gain yearly £ 4,000 by unclaimed money orders. It is said that over 2,000 tons of snails are eaten yearly in Paris. Italy exports yearly 48,000,000 dozen of eggs. —— Queen Victoria last year signed 50,000 documents. The United States can boast of the largest reservoir in the world. It is situate on the Missouri and covers an area of 429 square miles. —— The Pope of Rome and the Sultan of Tur- key are the only two potentates in Europe who never change their residences. The London and North Western Railway Company have on some of their corridor trains a dining accommodation for second and third- class passengers as well as for the first. Great dissatisfaction has recently been ex- pressed concerning the statue of the late John Bright by his son, who says that it is not at all like his father. Professor Rontgen, the discoverer of the new photography is a peculiar looking man. He has a very long face and wears also a lengthy beard. Buckland Churchyard, near Dover, has an old yew tree which is reckoned to be over I 1,000 years old.
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