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Caerphilly

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Caerphilly Our Town Brass Band have just had another "social" which proved a huge success as usual. and will give them a free tone for some time to come. The band, under the tuition of Mr Burrows, Cardiff, «nd the leadership of Mr George Wilkius, Caerjihilly, is making capital progress, and intend going in for some com- petitions at ,some of the coming contests The bounteous response of some of the princi- pa: inhabitants to fhe appeal of the committee I I was a proof of the popular feeling in the place towards the band. They have a good friend in Dr. Maurice G. Evans, J.P. who is always ready to do what he can for the good and welfare of the town. In connection with the social he is quite a host in himself as he is able to secure some of the best talent in Cardiff and district to make up a very choice programme. Two other good friends to the band are Messrs C. Simon (secretary), and H. James (treasurer), who spare no efforts to make the band a success in the town. The dance programme was well arranged by the popular M.C., Mr Dan Thomas. A capital string band was provided and conducted by Mr Joe Chivers, violinist, Caerphilly. The dancing was interspersed with violin solos, rendered in exquisite style and finish by Miss Kitty Davies, Cardiff; violin and piano duet by the kisses Bolton, Cardiff; skirt dance by Miss Isabel PoweU, Cardiff; songs were also given by Mr Tom Rvans, Llandaff; T. R Stephens, Llanishen; Mr Llew Henry and Mr W. Williams, Caerphilly; Miss Powell. Car- iHft; Miss Bolton, Cardiff; Miss Wailles, Caerphilly; recitation by Miss Powell, Cardiff. The band played selections to open the first and second parts of the programme. Miss L. Williams, Board Scihools, Caerphilly, was accompanist. The Caerphilly Male Voice Party, who have not been able to make any particular mark before the public besides a bouncing social and a "magic" display have just passed from, we hope, a state of lethargy to a state of musical activity. The baton having now passed into new hands we hope to see and hear betfer things and that their progress will be such in future as to give them a place in the front rank of Cambria's Male Voice Parties. We congratulate our fellow towns- man, Mr Grey, on his accepting the baton, and trust that he will be able to rule the destinies of the party to the satisfaction of all concerned, and that we will have a musical society in the place worthy of its musical reputation. The new conductor is in line of descent from an accomplished bard, the late Mr John Morgan. Caermoel, Aber Valley. Mr Morgan was well versed in the metrical mysteries of hardtlas; and was a fluent com- I poser of Welsh englynion. We hope that the grandson will infuse the same divine inspira- tion into the singing of his party as the grand- father did into poetry, then we shall have a society in the place worthy of Cymru gwlad y gan. Why not name the society after the towni it is held in like other places do? On Wednesday evening the Rev. T. J. Hughes, Congregational minister, Tabor, Maes- yewmer. a on behalf of the BIble- Society, at the Twyn Chapel, Caerphilly, and I delivered a very interesting address, setting forlh the or the society. Mr John Wil- liams presided. Mr O. P. Edmunds, Nant. gledr HoUSe, Caerphilly, read the annwl financial statement which shewed the follow*- churches hat contributed to the society tN Mtotag «-Bettd (Congregate 178. 3d.; Twyn (Methodist), 10s.; sale" books by Mrs Peace, £2. The scriptures 11.. been translated into 350 languages and dialed*. I i aid of the noble work accomplished by the society, Germany contributes £36 lis. 4d4 Kaiser, 925, and a German lady 925..This ÃI all that comes from this advanced country of learning. Russia with its vast territories ad holy righteousness contributes E210 12s. 4cL Compared with these vast empires Galhaf Little Wales comes in with 26,000- Yorkshire women respectively contribute, the contents of a bee-hive and an apple ttwfe while in one place a parrot has a C<) box and has been taught to aay "Please to give something to the Bible Society."

Tynewydd, Treherbert,

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