RADNOR STREET Welsh Congregational Chapel, KING'S ROAD, CHELSEA, S.W. THE FORTY-SIXTH ANNUAL TEA MEETING — AND — CONCERT WILL BE HELD AT THE ABOVE CHAPEL ON Thursday Evening, Nov. 16, 1905. CHAIRMAN: F. W. GOOD ENOUGH. Esq. ARTISTES MADAME ELEANOR JONES-HUDSON. MISS MARGARET LEWYS. MR. SPENCER THOMAS. MR. MALDWYN EVANS. MR. IDRIS PERKINS. Accompanist: Mr. DAVID RICHARDS. Tea on the tables from 5.30 to 7,30. Concert to commence at 8 prompt. Admission by Ticket, 1/ „ WELSH WESLEYAN METHODISTS, GOTHIC HALL, THOMAS STREET, OXFORD STREET (Marble Arch End.) GRAND EVENING CONCERT Thursday, November 16th, 1905. Artistes: Soprano. Miss ALICE BAXTER. Contralto Miss GWLADYS ROBERTS. Tenor Mr. BEN IVOR. Baritone Mr. DAN PRICE. Elocutionist Miss ETHEL HUMPHREYS. Accompanist.. Mr. MERLIN MORGAN. Doors open 7.30 p.m. Commence 8 prompt. TICKETS, 2/- and 1- May be obtained from the Hon. Secretaries, Mr. E. J. EVANS, i S, 12, Porchester Road, Bayswattr, nd Mr. S. G. JUNES, I6, Liberia Hoad, Highbury N.W. or Members of the Church. STRATFORD WELSH CHAPEL, ROMFORD ROAD. THE ANNUAL TEA — AND — COMPETITION CONCERT lliuraflau Evening, Dec. 14th, 1935. Competition for Party, Duet, Solos and Recitations. EXCELLENT PRIZES OFFERED. Particulars to be obtained from the Secretary, D. T. EVAXS, Amity Road, West Ham, E. St. PADARN'S WELSH CHURCH Hornsey Road, N. (NORTH LONDON WELSH CHURCH MISSION.) A GRAND Evening Concert, In aid of the above Mission, willlJe held on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd, 1905, AT THE QUEEN'S (Small) HALL, Langham Place, W. (Messrs. CIIAPPELL & CO., Sole Lessees.) Chairman: MAJOR G. HARLEY THOMAS, F.S.A. ARTISTES Soprano-MLLE. GHITA CORRI (Prima Donna Italian Opera Company). Contralto—MADAME HANNAH JONES. Tenor-MR. DYFED LEWYS. Bass-MR. BARRY LINDON. Harpist-MR. MONTAGU C. BUTLER (Triple Silver Medallist and late Erard Harp Scholar, R.A.M. Humorist and Raconteur- MR. ARTHUR RANDAL. Accompanist-MR. T. VINCENT DAVIES. Doors open 7.30. Commence at 8. Carriages 10.30. Stalls, 10/6. Reserved Seats, 5/ Unreserved Seats, 2/6. Admission, 1/ Tickets may be obtained from the Hon. Sec., MR. GYRN DAVIDS, 127, Golden Lane, E.C. RhV. W. DAVIES, 19, Birnam Road, N. or from any Member of the Mission. HARRISON & SONS, Welsh Printers, 45, 46 & 47, ST. MARTIN'S LANE, == LONDON, W.C == SPINK & SON, LTD. SPECIAL NOTICE. Unique Birthday, Christmas, and New Year's PRESENTS. s I s & H U R U s Ancient Egyptian Amulets, Gods, and other Objects GUARANTEED OVER 2,500 YEARS OLD. These emblems of luck, prosperity, happiness, &c., are enclosed in velvet-lined crushed leather cases of book form, artistically designed, and lettered at the back History of Egypt. On the front cover, From the Land of the Pharaohs. Each case contains a single amulet. god or sjarab, either unmounted or gold mounted as ring • r pendant, and the prices range from 15 SHILLINGS to 10 GUINEAS, according to the beauty or rarity of the object, I. ine and varied collection of objects of art. Ollr Museum and Art Gal'ery is on first floor. IVe shall be pleased fo show Collectors of Curios over our ¡]luseuJiI, without pressing them in any ivay to purchase. .1:,1. 1772 1 6, 17 & 18, PiCCADSLLY, W. ELECTRIC LIGHTING. Country Houses, Shops, Factories, &c. Over 20 years experience with Oil, Gas, and Steam Engine?, Water Turbines, Motois, &c. All Work Guaranteed. Practical Representative sent to advise, and Estimates j'ree. J. S. CUNNINGTON & CO., 93, ST. MARTIN'S LANE, LONDON, W.C. The Editor invites correspondence. All letters must be signed with the full name of the writer, and the address must also be given, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith.
Notes of the Week. "A Blazing Indiscretion.It may be un- reasonable to expect the Conservative Party in Cardiff not to endeavour to make political capital out of the fact that the town has been raised to the rank of a city under a Conservative Govern- ment. Human nature is human mature, and very probably the Liberals would have acted somewhat similar had it occurred when the Liberal Party was in power. But the speech delivered by the new Lord Mayor, Alderman Robert Hughes, must have made all Cardiffians in whom the sense of honour is not quite extinct, wish that the honour had never been conferred upon their town. It is not Cardiff that has been honoured, it is Alderman Hughes. His own magnanimity alone is the cause of the Royal favour. The Prime Minister was anxious to reward his (Alderman Hughes') political services, and after a deal of manoeuvring the Alderman succeeded in persuading him to confer the proposed honour not upon himself, but upon Cardiff. If this is not blazing indiscretion we do not know the meaning of the term. We thought the honour was a tribute to Cardiff as a great commercial centre, or perhaps an indication that the powers that be were desirous of acknowledging it the capital of Wales, as some Cardiffians presumed. But lo, it was nothing of the kind. It was that a person who fought a political battle in the Rhondda, and was defeated ignominiously, might be titled Lord Mayor No wonder so many of the people of Cardiff are disgusted at the whole affair if this be the true story of it. But we must not forget that the speech that has created such a stir was delivered at a banquet. Reform and Riot.—The state of Russia to- day can only be described as a state in which reform and riot are so combined as to make it impossible to say which predominates. The olive branch of the Czar has been dipped in the people's blood, the dove of peace sent out from Peterhof spreads its wings over the reddest sea in the history of the Empire. We do not pretend to understand the relationship between the two characteristics, but that a relationship exists seems beyond question. Had the Czar refused all reforms we could understand why blood should be shed, and thousands of lives sacrificed. But he has granted his people a constitution, he has liberated the Press, he has opened the doors of the prisons for political offenders, and he has given to Finland all the privileges of a free state. And yet many parts of his dominions have been deluged with blood. Z, le In Odessa and other large towns the people seem to have lost all self-control, and with the acquiesence, or at least without any resistance on the part of the authorities, have given free license to their worst passions of hatred and riot. Jews have been massacred by the thou- sands, and the outrages are in many cases un- speakable. It is as if the wrath against the n