JEWIN NEWYDD. Nos Fawrth diweddaf cynhaliwyd cyfarfod blynyddol y London Welsh" Lodge o'r Temlwyr Da yn Jewin Newydd. Darparwyd yn helaeth ar gyfer ein anghenion naturiol mewn te a danteithion eraill, a gweinyddwyd yn ewyllysgar wrth y byrddau gan amryw o'r -chwiorydd. Ynav cafwyd cyngherdd o dan lywyddiaeth Mr.. Benjamin Rees, Carthusian Street, yr hwn a ddywedodd air yn fyr a phvvrpasol ar bwysigrwydd y cwestiwn dirwestol ac ar y perygl o "chwareu" a'r diodydd meddwol. Datganwyd gan Miss May John, Mr. Tom Thomas a Mr. Emlyn Davies. Caf- wyd hefyd anerchiad frwdfrydig gan Plenydd. Da oedd genym ei weled yn nerthol megis cynt ar ol blynyddau o gystudd. Nid oedd yr etholiad diweddaf meddai, wedi tori ei galon ond yn hytrach wedi peri iddo wisgo ei arfwisg yn fwy tyn, ac nid oedd ganddynt hwy fel diwyg- wyr dirwestol yr un lie i fyned ond yn mlaen. PEMBROKESHIRE DINNER. Following closely upon the <( National din- ner recently held at the Holborn Restaurant comes the county dinner of Pembrokeshire men, which was celebrated last Saturday even- :ing, under the presidency of General Laurie, M.P. This was their third annual gathering, and a large company assembled to celebrate the traditions, honour and renown of the .d Little England beyond Wales," and to eulo- gise its importance in the formation of Welsh History, and in the maintenance of the Empire. After a sumptuous repast the toast of Her Majesty was proposed by the president, the company responding by singing the English national anthem; afterwards he gave The Prince and Princess of Wales," but as the company did not know the Welsh song" God Bless the Prince of Wales," Mr. Selwyn Davis sang My Queen." Sir E. Reed, K.C.B., proposed" The Navy and Army which was responded to by General Sir Charles Wilson, K.C.B. and Majcr Saurin, afterwards the Success to the County of Pembroke was given by the Chairman, and responded to by Dr. Hicks and Mr. Marmaduke Shield. Mr. H. Owen (Owen's Pembrokshire), proposed the health of the Chairman; Mr. Edward Laws that of the Houses of Parliament," and finally Mr. T. H. W. Idris wound up by proposing "the Ladies in a happy speech. During the evening songs were given by Miss Lizzie Teify Davies, Miss Katie Thomas, J. R. Meyric and others, and a very enjoyable event ended by the singing of the Pembroke- shire anthem, which consists of Hen wlad fy nhadau," Auld Lang Syne" ''Rule Brittannia" and Y Ddau Forwr all mixed.
The Treorky Royal Male Voice Choir will •sing at the Tabernacle King's Cross tomorrow (Sunday) evening. The Choir appears to- night at the Crystal Palace Promenade Con- cert.
Principal Herber Evans, president of Bangor College, is arranging for some of the leading ministers of the four denominations to address the students. Will he also invite the Bishop °f St. Asaph ? Mr. Ben Davies sailed last Saturday for America where he has been engaged to sing ft several concerts, Mr. Ffrangcon Davies nas also engagements in the States during the remainder of the spring season.
John Harworth's Recitations published by Arrowsmith, Bristol, will be iound to contain some pieces that would take very well at our concerts, &c. The 9.10 down xpress, one of the series, is capable of being made very dramatic, and would be an ex- It thrilling one when properly rendered. nas another recommendation also—it is not coo Long.
THE REV. J. M. GIBBON. The British Weekly in its highly interesting articles on British Table Talk has the following admirable criticism on the latest Merchant' Lecture, delivered at the Memorial Hall by our energetic fellow countryman from Swan- sea. The Two Tabernacles was Mr. Gibbon's subject on Tuesday, and many of the passages in his lecture were eloquent and beautiful. there were sentences with which not all of his hearers can have agreed, such for instance, as this: I Persecution does succeed if you only persecute long enough.' He pointed out that Christianity was from the beginning a houseless religion. In the ancient Jewish wanderings, amid the tents of men there stood the glorious tent and trysting place of God but this after all was but a shadow temple. The consecration of wood and stone is now an anachronism. The consecration of plots of ground is an absurdity, for wherever human dust rests it lies in the acre of God.' An inter- esting passage was that in which Mr. Gibbon spoke in praise of little chapels: I am not without respect for our great cathedrals, but far more do I love the little grey chapels of my native country. They are beautiful be- cause built by the love-tax of the poor, the pence of peasants, the shillings of peasant farmers, and the mites of little children. In these square grey chapels scattered up and down our country the peasant has seen his hard life transfigured, and their walls have many a time been bright with the true Epiph- any of God. We have everything to gain by the multiplication of little men and little churches.'
The Yankees are now very lavish with their gigantic proposals. Besides building a vast factory over Niagara Falls, they now propose that a huge building of 200 stories high be built in New York. Its contemplated height will be three times that of the Eiffel Tower. It will also contain 100,000 rooms, and will have a bracing pleasure garden on the top. The following Englyn appeared in the Drysorfa in 1809— Llyfr doeth yn gyfoeth i gyd-wrth lwyddiant A chleddyf yr yspryd A gair Duw nef yw hefyd Beibl i bawb o bobl y byd."
LLEWELYN MEMORIAL A distinguished gathering of London Welsh- men met at the Westminster Palace Hotel, on Wednesday last, March 18th, to form a Lon don Committee of the Llewelyn Memorial fund. Lord Kenyon presided, and was supported by the Bishop of Bangor and Mr. T. E. Ellis, M.P. (chief Liberal Whip), among the gathering were Mr. D. Lloyd George, M.P., Mr. Herbert Lewis, M.P., Mr. W. Llewelyn Williams, Mr. D.Lleufer Thomas, Mr. T. E. Morris, Rev. G. Hartwell Jones, M.A., Mr. Cadwaladr Davies and others. A letter of regret was read from Sir George Osborn Morgan who expressed his entire sympathy with the movement and promising a contribu- tion. In his speech Lord Kenyon remarked that the movement for the erection of a worthy monument to Wales' last prince deserved the co-operation of all London Welshmen, and urged that a strong Committee be formed in London, thoroughly national in its character that would obtain subscriptions from all classes of Welsh people. Mr. T. E. Ellis, in supporting the proposition, remarked that the feeling displayed at the meeting held in London last spring, fully indi- cated the interest that London Welshmen took in the movement, and that a strong Committee had already been formed at Ffestiniog and Aberystwyth as well as prospects of another iri Liverpool,and that it would be a sore discredit if London would not unite in forming a large fund. The Lord Bishop of Bangor then proposed that the following ladies and gentlemen should form the Committee, and was seconded by Herbert Lewis, M.P.: Revs. G. Hartwell Jones, M.A., Abraham Roberts, Owen Evans, D.D. Messrs. J. Arthur Price, W. LI. Williams, D. LI. Thomas, Cadwaladr Davies; Dr. Isambard Owen; Mr. Vincent Evans Miss Dora Jones, Mrs. Mary Davies, Miss Edwards. The meeting then terminated with a vote of thanks to Lord Kenyon, moved by Mr. Lloyd George, M.P.
THE CYMMRODORION ANNUAL DINNER SPEECH BY THE DUKE OF YORK Although the annual gatherings of this hon- ourable society are well patronised, and are considered among the most important of the London Welsh season, the company assembled on Tuesday last at the Whitehall rooms of the Hotel Metropole surpassed any that have assembled for several years past. It is need- less to explain that the great attraction was the royal guest, His Royal Highness the Duke of York, who was expected to deliver an address during the evening. Lord Tredegar presided, and among the distinguished gathering were nearly all the Welsh M.P.'s, the two north Welsh Bishops, Lords Kenyon, Penrhyn, Kensington, Mostyn, and the elite of the London Welsh. The royal toasts having been duly honoured, the secretary read letters of regret from several well-known men as well as congratula- tions from several Welsh provincial societies. Lord Penrhyn, in proposing Our Guest," gave a hearty welcome to his Royal Highness in the name of the Society, and their apprecia- tion of the honour conferred on them in the acceptance of their invitation. The Duke of York, in responding, said it gave him much pleasure to be present and to meet so many distinguished Welshmen. He was also glad that his father had been made the Chancellor of the University of Wales. He proposed the" Success and Prosperity of the Society of Cymmrodorion and eulogised it for its efforts on behalf of Welsh Education and researches. Principal Rhys acknowledged on behalf of the Society, and in an amusing passage gave a description of the earliest feasts held by the Society, he also gave an account of the work done by its aid, and of the abundance of liter- ature that it had been the means of providing the public with. He hoped that soon the prince will pay a visit to the principality, and become the president at one of our Eistedd- fodau. The Bishop of Bangor proposed "Gwlad ein Tadau," to which Mabon responded. Lord Kenyon proposed the health of the Chairman, to which Lord Tredegar made a humorous reply. A splendid programme of music had been arranged by the indefatigable secretary, Mr. Vincent Evans, to whose energies the success of the gathering was largely due.
Folding bicycles are now in use in the French army, and they are capable of being carried more easily by the soldiers than the ordinary knapsacks. It was through a miraculous coincidence during the recent dynamite explosion at Johannesburg that a second calamity of graver results did not take place. Close to the town about 400 tons of dynamite were stored up in a certain magazine, into which a red-hot bolt descended from the other explosion, but for- tunately fell into a large tank of water. FOOTBALL.—Owing to want of space our Football report is withheld for this week.