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HOSPITAL BALL AT MOUNTAIN ASH. There was a large and brilliant gathering at the second annual hospital ball, which was held on Wed- nesday evening, at the Drill Hall, Mountain Ash. Every preparation had been made for the pleasure and convenience of the visitors by the committee, and soon after 9 p.m. the ball was opened by the Right Hen. Lady Aberdare and Dr. E. J'. Evam, J.P.,with that good old popular dance, Sir Roger de Coverley. Her ladynhip was accompanied by the HOD. the Misses C. L. Bruce, P. G. Bruce, E. F. Bruce, and Miss Harconrt. Special preparation had been made by the committee to get the condition of the floor in good dancing order, and in this respect nothing was wanting for a good display of the light fantastic toe. Some charming dresses were worn, and these, together with the extensive decorations of flags and hunting- festooned in a pleasing manner across the roof of the hall, completed a most brilliant scene. The decora- tions were carried out by Mr. Mattocks, butler at Duffryn House, assisted by Messrs. E. Commons, T. Thomas, J. Callaway, O. H. Coliyer, E. Jenkins, W. Dally, and W. B. George, the Grove. Music via* supplied by Hullev's celebrated county band, Swan- sea, who played throughout the proceeding iu an excellent manner. The committee were :-Dr. E. P. Evans, J.P. (chairman), Captain Morgan, J.P., Mr. J. Callaway, who acted in the capacity of M.C., Mr. Jahez Long-, Mr. M. Mattocks, Dr. Kent Jones, Mr. G. A. Evana, Mr. T. D. Evans, Mr. O. H. Coliyer, Mr. H. W. Long, Mr. T. Thomas, Mr. S. R. Netherway, Mr. Evan Jenkins, Mr. Nimrod Bartlett, Mr. E. Commons, Mr. F. J. Mills, and Mr. W. B. George. The exacting duties of hon. secretary were performed by Mr. William Dally. The stores, whose special aptitude in this direction has been amply proved upon many previous occasions, Mr. Dally also undertook the duties of caterer, his tables being arranged at the eastern end of the building and filled with a splendid variety of eatables calculated to tempt and please the most fastidious. Wines and spirits etc. were supplied to everyone's satisfaction by Mr. W. P. Eynoa, New Inn Hotel, at the other end of the hall who regard- less of the trouble and expense bad erected a substan- tial bar adjoining the ball-room. Dancing was kept up with spirit till 4 a.m. There can be no doubt but that the ball was one of the most brilliant and successful ever held in the valley, and we are pleased to be able to state that from a financial point of view it was a complete success. The following is a list of the visitors:- Lady Aberdare, Mr. Astle, Merthyr. Hon. Misses C. L. Bruce, 1'. U. Bruce, E. T. Bruce, Miss Bride, Mr. N. Bartiett, Miss Barnett, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Botterill, Treharris Mr. Isaac Barnett. Mr. and Mrs. Charles, Mr. and Mrs. J. Callaway, Mr. F. Callaway, Mr. J. Coslett, Mr. and Mrs. A. Clark, Mr. D. H. Coliyer, Miss C. Coslett, Mr. T. Cule, Aberdare; Mr. P. H. Clarke, Mrs. Currie, Mr. Commou". Mr. T. R. Davies, Aberdare; Mrs. Daviea, Car- diff Mr. D. Davies, Mips Davies, Bailev's Arms; Miss Dunn, Miss A. Dowling, Miss Daniels. Mr. and Mrs. G. Evans, Jeffreys' Arms; Mr. G. A. Evans, Dr. and Mrs. E. P. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. W. Edwards, Mr. T. W. Evans, Aberdare; Miss Edmunds, Mr. D. T. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Eynon, Miskin Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Eynon, New Inn. Mr. and Mrs. I. George, Miss George, Mr. W. B. George, Miss Game3, Brecon Miss Grant. Mr. G. Hughes, Mr. E. Howells, Mr. W. J. Hen. ley, Misa Harnourt, Duffry Miss Hill, Duffryn Miss Howells, Aljcramaa Miss Jones, Neath Mr. and Mrs. T. James, Miss Jones, Porth M ss L. James, Aberdare Miss H. John, Miss Jones, Duffryn; Miss John, Miskin Mr. and Mrs. E. Jenkins, Mr. J. James, Aberdare. Mr. J. Lewis, Mr. J. Long, Miss Long, Miss J. R. Lon^, Mr. and Mrs. Little, Mr. W. Lock, Mr. D. F. Lewis, Mr. W. Lewis, Mr. G. Lloyd. Miss Morris, Fox-street; Miss Maggs, Mr. J. Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Mills, Miss A. Morgan, Mr. Mattocks, Duffryn Miss Morris. Thorne Hotel; Mr. Maysmore, Aberdare; Mr. and Mrs. M. Morgan. Mr. S. R. Netherway, Mr. Newton, Porth. Mr. Oxenham, Aberdare. Mrs. Popkin, Maesteg Mr. Popkin, Mr. and Mrs. A. Pardoe, Miss Pinner, Aberdare MissPardoe, Mr. and the Misses Phillips, solicitor Miss M. Phillips, Mr. R. Poulter, Miss Potter, Mr. James Powell. Mr. and Mrs. Rees, Swan Hotel; Mr. F, Roe. Mr. Sketch, New Tredesrar Misa P. Smith, Miss Shipton, Mr. W. Shipton, Pontypridd. Miss E. Thorney, Merthyr; Mr. E. Thomas, Mr. Thomas Thomas, Mr. W. G. Thomas, Miss C. E. Thomas, Miss E. L. Thomas, Mr. D. Thomas, Mr. G. Thomas, Miss Nancy Thomas, Neath. Mr. and Mrs. Watkins, Butcher's Arms; Miss A. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Bryncerditt; Miss J. Williams.

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