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CHILDREN'S CONCERT AT CEFX. LiA Thursday waaa red-letter day in the life of the young children of Cefn, for on the enming of that day was held one of lh« most inteic«tmg and success- ful concerts aver held in the place. A word or as to how the concert was originally started may not beami^s. The Library Committee, finding that the funds of their institution were getting low, appointed three gentlemen to wait UPOII Mr. D. Kiddil Jonas, who has established a name {nr himself as p.11 eminent conductor of juvenile choirs, and to ask him if he would come to the committee's rescue by inaugurating a concert in aid of the funds. This Mr. Jones readily consented to do, and wth the able assistance of Mrs. Mo?« and Mr. M. Owen, the energetic head-teachers of tha Echools, with their staff, a canital choir of over 200 children was got together, which began forthwith to learn Fox well and Pattison's pretty operetta, "Cougress of Nations." The concert, as stated above, camo off on Thursday evening, at the Drill Hall, aud it forms one of tho^e bright epochs, of which t:iere are not too many in one's life, which old and young will delight to look back upon a'; an event- ful occasion when our village life is seen at its best. The plot of the operetta is Rimple. "The claims of various nations to suj>eriority and distinction are argued in a friendly way by representatives who attend an ideal congress. England is selected ae the scene of the debate. The trouble at first is to find au impartial judge. Professor Marvel, the magician, is 1 at last chosen. English is to be the language spoken in the discussion. The Professor, with his magic wand, calls to his aid a jury of twelve mythical pets-ons: Troll, gnome, fays, sprites, Ac. These sing of their obedience to the Professor's commands, and of the beauties of their Btrange homes. The Professor urges that, not being mortals, they are impartial in the issues before the congress. Evidence is then taken." The various repreientati res ap|>eared in their national costumes, which were specially pre- pared by a well-known London firm. The role of Professor Mar vel, upon whom the major part of the talk- ing devolv ed, was splendidly sustained throughout by 1 Miss AnnieMillward. Her self-possession and herclear, 1 delitarate enunciation, simply delighted the large audience. The representatives of the nations ft the I congress were delineated by the following lads and lasses: — Englishman (•»oun bull), Arthur Hughes; German, Benjamin Sylvanus; Scotchman, Howell Meredith Russian, David Price Swede, J. Harry Evaus; Frenchman, Tudor S. Dan'es; Italian, Philip Pembridge; Hindoo, Charles Betterton American, Gwilym Williams: 'W f-lahmen, Cledwyn Davits, Johnny Jones and W. J. Williams; Australian, D. Kees Da vies; Tiishman, Morgan Thomas; Negro, James Price; Chinese, J. Edwin Da vies; Dane, Blodwen Gould Spaniard, Jessie Jones; Hollander, Mary Morgan; Turk, Maggio Jenkins; Sw iss, Gwen Vaughau and Allies Rogers. The jury (fairies) were Mies Jones, Misses A. Jones, R. Davies, S. Price, Hilt Evans, Winifred Moss, M. A. Thomas, Elsie Moss, Olive Mos?, Ada Rogers, Margery Dayies, Annie Lewis, Jessie Lewis, Annie Chambers, Celia Kato Jones, Miriam Jones, Annie Williams, Rachel Rees, Ellen J. Jones. The youthful Arthur Cottrell made an admirable Herald, and the oddities and the witty repartees of the clown, Dan Thomas, were much relished. Col. D. Rees Lewis, of Merthyr, was the chairman, and from the smiles seen playing over his face it was evident that the gallant offiecr was pleased with tho performances of the yourg actors..The accompanist was Miss Mann, who atten. j ded most of the rehearsals and rendered valuable ser- vice to the choir. On Thursday night, however, she was assisted by two violins, played by Miss Poole and Mr. Y'aughan, Merthyr. A vote of thanks to the chairman, proix>sed by the Rev..T. Hathren Da vies, and seconded t>T Mr. J. Rogers, J.P., brought the! and seconded by Mr. J. Rogers, J.P., brought the concert to a close. Such was the success on Thursday l evening that it was deemed advisable to repeat the concert on the following evening. There was a large audience at the hall again 011 Friday night, when the presideut of the library presided. The chit raders were represented by the same persons as on the previous evening, except Professor Marvel. Mis" Annie Mill- ward, being confined to bed hy a sudden and severe attack of quinsey, was unavoidably absent, but a capital substitute was found in Miss Winifred MoM, who, though called upon at the very last moment, did her pact r.*ell. A pleasing feature of the eoncert was the neat way in which the young ones were rigged out. All the girls were dressed in white, and ou their heads were coronets of flowers. The boys had caps and sashes across their shoulders made of fancy paper, giving them a peculiar and yet a Iteautiful appear- ance. The concert right through was an unqualified success, the recitations beiug rendered without a hitch, and the singing full of melody %nd quite artis- tic. ft is impossible to praise too highly the hearty manner in which Mr. Eiddil Jones tlrcew himself into his work, his control over tho children being marvel- lous, and his ability as an exponent of first-class music being evident in the glorious rendition of fiome of the choruses. Mr. Jones is to be heartily congratulated upon the marked success of his efforts, and we trust he will soon give us another example of a work which is undoubtedly congenial to him, and for which he is eminently fitted. The vote of thanks given to Mr. Jone at the concert was desen edly duo to him. A word of praise iruiot be also given to the indefatigable hon. cec., Mr. Morgan Thomas, who worked faith- fully and well. His arrangements were perfect, and hie yeoman services in connection with all good move- ments in Cefn ought to be publicly recognised. We understand it is Mr. Jones' intention to repeat the concert fit the Tcmperauoe Hall, Merthyr, at an early date. Here's a fact which all Trade Unionists should bear iu mind: The Aferth'ir^ Times Office is the only Society Printing Office in the district. What does that mean? It means that the men are j*id union wagee for working union number of hours, and that the office does not ewarni with apprentices. No Bffeating allowed in any shape or form. Here you will get the very best printing at moderate charjeg, I and you will know that the men who do the work arp houowably treated.