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Notes and News. REFRESHING rains have fallen this week throughout Wales. THE cuckoo was heard as far back as a fortnight ago in Glamorganshire. AMONG the items on the menu of East London (Cape Colony) Welshmen's St. David's Banquet were :—" Ysgadan Aber- porth, tatws Mari Jones, cig oen o Gwm Gwendraeth, caws Caerffili," and cig eidion o Abertawe." CERTAINLY one of the" funniest" cor- rections that has ever appeared in any news- paper appeared in the Manchester Guardian a few days ago. Here it is "By an unfortunate slip the word laughter" was interpolated in our very brief report of the Bishop of St. Asaph's address to candidates for confirmation at Llanrwst. There was, of course, no sugges- tion of laughter in such a service, and we much regret the mistake." WOULD the Manchester Guardian be as apologetic if it had made a similar mistake in reference to a Nonconformist service ? WALES is the champion Association Foot- ball country this year, writes an enthusiastic Welsh footballer, having beaten Ireland and Scotland, and drawn with England. The London papers give gallant little Wales but tardy recognition. The idea of a small country like Cambria being the champion association football country is too bitter a pill for most Cockney journalists to swallow. IT is interesting to note that the musical adjudicator at the Tabernacle Eisteddfod in the Albert Hall, Swansea, the other day, was Mr. J. Whewall. Mr. Whewall, KELT readers will remember, is the conductor of the famous North Staffordshire Choral Society, which has won so many notable victories at the Welsh National Eisteddfodau. AT a Merthyr Calvinistic Methodist Church the other Sunday the Rev. Morris Morgan, of Swansea, in the course of a fine sermon to the memory of the late Rev. J. Pugh, paid an eloquent tribute to the great worth of the deceased minister. Since the days of the great Methodist fathers," said Mr. Morgan, no epoch in the history of the Principality had a record of such mighty upheavals of the lapsed masses as the For- ward Movement presented to-day. In- difference, intemperance, and mammon con- stituted almost insurmountable barriers to progress. Committees had been discussing the situation, but the man to mount the heights and dismantle the fortifications, first appeared in the person of John Pugh." SIR WILLIAM HENRY PREECE, K.C.B., who has just arrived in America to take part in the inauguration of Mr. Andrew Carnegie's Institute of Technology at Pittsburg, is of course, a Welshman. Sir William had in- vented a system of wireless telegraphy before Marconi was heard of, and was the first man to speak to the late Queen Victoria through a telephone. A sketch of Sir William appeared in a recent issue of M.A.P. Everything about Sir William, that it was possible to say, appeared in the sketch, except that he was a Welshman Had he been an Irishman T. P." would not have forgotten to emphasise the fact! IT is officially announced that Messrs. Owen Brothers (sole proprietors Mr. Gwilym Owen), 136, Fenchurch Street, have secured the Danish Government contract for Welsh coal for the next six months. The quantity required amounts to over 85,700 tons. CARDIFF City Council have decided, by a majority, not to have "Empire Day" cele- brated at the local elementary schools. This is a decided snub for the local Jingoes. DYFED is referred to in a South Wales newspaper as the "Welsh Poet Laureate." A very appropriate title too. THE Towyn-on-Sea Literary and Debating Society gave a very creditable dramatic performance of Daniel Owen's popular novel, Rhys Lewis," recently. There was a large and appreciative audience. It is good to notice increased interest in dramatic per- formances dealing with the national life of Wales. HERE is a specimen of "Welsh-English" overheard by a correspondent in a restaurant in South Wales the other day :— Wyt ti fond of cheese ? Ydwyf yn fond iawn of proper cheese. Mae gymaint of questionable cheese yn y market at present." THE great danger of trying to enter a train in motion was exemplified at Cardiff Taff Vale Railway Station the other night, when a young lady from the Rhondda Valley in attempting to do so fell between the carriages and the platform.