ENGLISH WESLEYAN CHURCH. GRAND BAZAAR AT LLANGOLLEN. A grand bazaar is being held in the Town H ill. Llangollen, this week, in aid of the funds of the new English Wesleyan Church. The. interior of the hall hus been most prettily decorated and the stalls ranged round the walls are in most capable hands—the ladif-s of the congregation having worked moat assiduously. Miss Ruth Nuttall, of Southport, had promised to open the bazaar on the first day when the chairman was the Rdv. J. Sewell Haworth, F. R.G-S. The meeting having been opened with praise and prayer the Rev. J. Alex. Find ley. re- quested the Rev. J. S. Haworth as one of the best friends the Church in Llangollen has ever had --to take charge of the proceedings. Mr. Haworth having taken the chair, said that was the third bazaar they bad had in connection with the old chapel now the Memorial Hall-and the present one on the Victorian Promenade. The first bazaar was held in the Town Hall and it proved very successful indeed; the second was held in the Pavilion, and the success achieved surpassed all their anticipations and now they entered upon the third bazaar and the question might ba asked What is the need for it ?" It was quite true that the debt upon the building was now only about £ 1.200 and that they had satisfied all the conditions of the Chapel Committee and received their grant for which they were aboundingly thankful. It might be asked Why not be content and leave it alone." The reason was that it all meant borrowed money upon which interest had to be paid year by year, making a very severe strain upon the little Church and Society and they felt that the money should be raised to relieve the pressure, and a strenuous effort was now being made if possible to wipe off the whole balance and, if that could not be done, to reduce it very con- siderably. The position was this-,without going fully into the scheme-that R,500 has been promised conditionally upon the whole of the debt being removed. If they could raise Y,700 they could claim the £ 500. There had also been another promise. Supposing the task of raising the whole amount to be too great—he did not think that it should be—and they could reduce the d61,200 to £850 they could claim £ 350 of that conditionally promised, which would be a very considerable help and he appealed to them that day to do their best for the bazaar, which he hoped and believed would be a great success. They had not known failure hitherto and he knew very general sympathy was felt for the Cause, not only amongst the friends before him but outside as well, and he was sure that their sympathy would show itself in a practical form. They were much encouraged by the presence of the lady who had come to open the baziar. (Cheers.) At the previoos bazaar they had the encouragement of a Member of Parliament, and very heartily he cheered them that day they had one to officiate who was one of themselves." The name of Nuttall would never be forgotten by the Wesleyaus of Llangollen and he had great pleasure in calling upon Miss Ruth Nuttall, of Southport, to declare the bazaar open. (Cheers.)—Miss Nuttall said she greatly appreciated the kindness of Llan- gollen friends in asking her to perform the cere- mony. The work was one in which she was deeply interested, and he hoped they would have every success and that their pretty little chapel would soon be free from debt. She then, amid applause, formally declared the bazaar open.—Mr. R-JJph Darlington, F.R.G.B., then proposed a vote of thanks to Miss Nuttall and, in doing so, after compliment- ing her upon the graceful manner in which she had performed the ceremony. said he wonld like to supply a few details to supplement those which the Chairmon had given. During the past five years their people had done magnificently. They had raised &1,300 in five years; leaving an actual deficiency of £ 1,200. Mr. and Mrs, Haworth had contributed most liberally from the begmnmg and said that if they would clear off the outstanding £ 1,200 in the next year or so—and this they were sure to accomplish—they would be responsible for fthe last £ 300 of the amount required. (Applause.) Tne Chapel Committee have promised £ 200 making the total £500 and leaving the sum required £ 700, They had decided to raise £ 200 amongst themselves and, of this amount. £ 175 had been promised, including a gift of Y,510 from Mrs. Royle who was gracing the occasion by her presence that day. She was at Llangollen at the formation of the English Wesleyan Church, had been present and taken an active part in nil good works associated with it and they never found her fail then. (.Hear, hear.) Miss Nuttall had also given them a very handsome donation towards the £ 200 and he had the greatest pleasure in asking them to pass a vote of thanks to her for her services that day. Mrs. Royle, in a few felicitous°words, seconded the vote which was carried with" applause and a vote or thanks to the Chairman was carried, on the pro- position of Mr. Killingbeck seconded by the Rev. J. A. Findlay. The sale was then proceeded with. Oa Thursday, the bazaar was re-opened by Mr- John Mahler (Bronyararth), the Chairman belllg Mr. Philip Minshall (Oswestry). The takings On the first day were £ 50 6s. 2d., and there was a donation of Y,20 from Miss Nuttall. An e:Xu> report of Thursday and Friday's proceedings in appear in next Thursday's paper.
MR. CLYNES, M.P., AT CEFN MAWR, A joiat meeting organised by the Independent Labour party and the Gasworkers and Labourers' Union was held at Cefa Mawr, on Friday evening. The I.L.P. was represented by Mt. James Parker, M.P., Halifax, and M-. J. R. Clynes, M.P., Oldham, and Mr. Clement Escles, Blackburn, spoke on behalf of the Union. The Council Schools were crowded, and all the speakers had an excellent hearing. Mr. G. T. Davies, of the Independent Labour party, Wrexham. presided. Mr. Clynes said they had come to Cefn because they had been invited by men who thought that wages ought to be better in the district. The Union had already approached some of the masters, but so far they had been. treated most unjustly. Taey had claimed an advance of 3d, or 4d. per man p"r day, and the only reply the Union had received was that the masters had been in habit of dealing directly and individually with their workmen, and could not deal with the Union. He preferred settling these matters by peaceful methods, and he hoped that some of the sense of Welsh liberty would sink into the minds of employers in the district and that they would allow their men to join a union, and not debar them from the privileges of which they took full advantage themselves. Their Uaioll was democratic union and belonged to no party. He appealed to all workers that were not members of a union to join. The less men were paid the more they were in want of a union. Mr. Parker said there never was a time when workers produced so much per unit, and there never was a time when the worker received so small a proportion of what his labour created. ♦
DESPERATE ASSAULT AT LLANGOLLEN, POLICE COURT PROCEEDINGS. At Llangollen Police Court, on Monday, before Mr. H. Jones and Mr. Joseph Nanson, Evan Edwards, Princess-street, Llangollen, was charged with having unlawfully wounded his brother, Edward Edwards, on the previous Saturday night.' Edward Edward", who appeared in court with his head heavily swathed in bandages, said the prisoner lived with him and his mother at Princess-street. On Saturday night he had been in the house since ten o'clock, and was asleep on the couch downstairs when his brother Evan came in after eleven, and his shouting woke witness. They were both sober, and he asked E?an what the row was about! Prisoner at once jumped. upon him on the sofa and, when he struggled to get up, rushed and got hold of an iron coal shovel (produced) and struck him two or three times with it. There was a part missing from the shovel (produced), although it was whole when prisoner took it up. Witness tried to wrench the shovel away from the prisoner and, in. the struggle, his hand was injured. The injuries to his head were caused by the blows. He was a bit dazed, and was asleep when prisoner came in and did not strike him at all.—By the Bench (to the prisoner) Have you anything to ask him t Prisoner No what's the good oi asking him any. thing. Miss H. Louisa Elwards said I live with my mother and brother at Princess-street. I was in bed when Evan came in. He shouted uostairs to ask if were all in and I answered Yes." He then wanted to know if the boss (meaning Edward) was in. I told him Yes and asked him to be quiet, and got out of bed and came downstairs. They were then shouting and quarreling, and Evan was knocking Ned on the sofa with his fist. I pulled him up, and Ned got up and Evan got him in a corner by the door, taking the shovel from the fire place. Part of the shovel is produced. A struggle took place and I saw Evan hit Ned twice on the head with the shovel, which was broken and he then pulled it through Ned's hand, cutting him severely. There was blood all over Ned's face—he was covered with blood. I took Edward out after that and Eran went to bed. I took him into the street. Evan Hughes, who lodged with us, then went for Dr. Freetb. We sent for a policeman also, and P.O. Thomas came.—Bv P.S. Worthington Had he been very violent? Yes.- Did you send for me on Tuesday night? Yes- Why did you send for me 1 Because of Evan's bad behaviour.—Did he then threaten to murder you all before the aight was out ? He did. Dr. Harold Freeth said: Some time after mid- night on Saturday I was called to Princess-street. I saw Edward Edwards, who was suffering from a deep scalp wound across the top of his head, about three inches long. The cut went down to the bone and it was a wound that might have been caused by the sharp edge or the blade of the shovel—the blade very likely. There was also a. jagged wound over the right temple down to the bone which looked as if it had been caused by a rough, sharp edge. There must have been great violence used. There was a torn wound through the muscles of the left thumb, caused possibly by some sharp instrument having been drawn through. I dressed the wounds, and he has been seriously injured. He was sober at the time and had lost a goad deal of blood. P.C. Thomas said: About 11 50 on Saturday night last I was called to Ann Edwards's house in Princess-street to a row between the two brothers- Evan and Edward. On arriving at the house I saw Evan Edwards standing up at the bottom of the stairs and Edward Edwards sitting on a chair bleeding very much from a wound at the top of the head, I asked prisoner what was the cause of t all and he replied, "I did it, and I will finish him hThT^niS0TeAthe ni^ht is over." I advised JLKU £ IT aJ? 1F0 uPstairs for a few seconds which he did, and then rushed down in his nasty temper and made a rush to the fire-place exclaiming Let me murder the b- and finssh him." I then told him that if he did notgo upstairs I would take him to the Police Station and Dr Freefch ird p o Worthington then arrived.—By the prisoner Did Edward threaten me when I came downstairs? No he was bid on a chair.—Prisoner • You liar — Magistrates' Cierk That will do. Thomas Evan Hughes said I went into the house with Evan Edwards on Saturday night at 11 80 Both of us were sober. He called and asked if all were in and his sister said "Yes." With her mother and a little girl she rushed downstairs, and the little girl went out on the street and I went after her. I did not want to be in the row. so I went out. His brother Edward asked him to b^ q-uet- and I caught hold of one poker from Evan Edwaids. 1 did not see Evan strike Edward at all. When I came bacs into tne house Edward, was bleeding from the head.-To the Magistrates' St swear I knew nothing about the pok«i or if it was used. P.S. Worthington said About a quarter past twelve on Saturday night I was called to Ann Edwards s house m Princess-street, Upon arriving there I found Dr. Freeth dressing: Edward Edwards's nead. In consequence of what I was told I arrested .he prisoner and charged him in the Police Station with umaw;uUy wounding Edward Edwards with intent to do him grievous bodily harm. In reply he said W hat. I did was in self defence."—To the 1 naoner I told you Edward had been taken hom°; drunk; earlier in the evening, ^-called Dr. H, Freeth said I put one stitch '-e \aS tem^e' two hand and three in the When. charged prisoner said I went home about eleven o'clock. I called to know if all were in and Edward then jumped off the sofa and made for me, and what I did was in self defence. The Magistrates committed prisoner to take his trial at the Assizes at Ruthin, on October 16oh.
"7IPYN O BOB PETS." (Nw, DO NOT NEC-EPSSKPILY IDBNTIFy OURSELVES WIrH THE OPINIONS OF oua aORR.ESPOJJDENT./ A rumour reaches me that is being circulated by those "in the know "to the effect that the accumulated wisdom of the Llangollen Magister- ial Bench is shortly to be augmented by the inclusion of the name of a prominent local gentleman on the Commission of the Peace for the County. Sir Herbert Roberts, M.P., is credited by the gossips with persistently pushing the claims of this magistrate in embryo who every- t)Q3 who wishes well to the administration of justice will welcome, when he takes his seat on the bench. to a position to which his undoubted powers of discernment and deep interest in Llan- gollen affairs unquestionably entitle him. It is sometimes necessary to go from home to learn the news and intelligence contained in a Car- narvon contemporary unquestionably provides in- teresting reading. From it we learn that an inter- esting discovery has been made at Plas Newydd, the famous residence of The Ladies of LJan- gollen." The times in which "The Ladies" lived, it will be remembered, were troublous for Roman Catholics in Wales, and the residents of Plas Newydd were Protestants with the other inhabitants of the Vale. But now, we are told, there has been found in the house a private chapel, and "The Ladies' reputation for ortho- doxy is suffering accordingly. Plas Newydd is How the property of Mr. George H. Robertson, a member of the Liverpool Athenaeum, who acquired it on the death of General Yorke. He -has added to the interesting collection gathered by the General after he decided to abandon the bouse as a residence. General Yorke had originally intended to live at Plas Newydd, but be became so charmed with the idea of forming It into a museum that he removed to a neigh- 11 bouring hotel, whence he was wont to walk daily to Plas N ewydd to arrange the curios. According to the Daily Dispstch, with the laudable desire of introducing a spirit Of har- mony into the discussions of the Llangollen Rural Council, Mr. James Clarke (Iago Eifion) has plaeedapiano at the disposal of the members, and before commencing business on Tuesday afternoon the Vice-chairman rendered a number °f patriotic airs on the instrument including the Men of Harlech," in the refrain of which the Members joined. Amongst items of business discussed was a report regarding the sanitary condition of some property owned by a resident at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwll- llantysiliogogogoch, and the members spent a merry time in endeavouring to pronounce the longest Welsh place name. It was Mr. Chamberlain, I believe, who intro- duced the spoon into politics—"those who sup with the Devil must use a long spoon was the memorable phrase which all but precipitated a war between this country and a great power. Mr. Herbert Dakin, of Berwyn-street, Llangollen, 18, apparently, equally convinced that the spoon has a part to pay in public life; and also that the converse of Mr. Chamberlain's dictum holds true and that the man who sups with an angel should use a short spoon. At anyrate, he recently sent to Mr. Lloyd George one of the pretty little souvenir spoons which he bad made with a view to the convenience of those desiring to secure a suitable and attractive Ulemento of the National Eisteddfod. Singu- larly suggestive of the fact that the angelic bint has been appreciated, is the circumstance that Mrs. Lloyd George replies on behalf of the Chancellor thanking Mr. Dakin for the gififc and Bating HI am sorry I have not acknowledged the.g:1ft earlier but we' have been moving from -place to place. Mr. Lloyd Ge >rge, however, has agaIn reminded me of it. We are both very Proud of the spoon and will always treasure it." All this is suggestive of the reflection that a Pair of spoons might have been an even more acceptable gift. As the Chancellor's political opponents will readily admit he is a very warm cup of tea; it is something therefore to have the assurance that a little spoon will stir him. Every man has his weak point and, although he assures us that the next Budget is still in the air," is it possible that he may take this gift of a tea spoon as an indication that Llangollen will welcome an additional impost upon tea pots? I trust not. Mr. Lloyd George was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth"; he appreciates the requirements and limitations of the working man, and when he sets out prospecting hen-roosts worthy of exploiting I rather imagine he will leave the tea table alone. Many happy associa- tions endear Mr. Lloyd George to Llangollen, bat none more eodueing than the link by which Mr. Dakin binds him to us—not as the Chancellor who took the cake, annexed the tea-pot or captured the cruet, but as the minister who received the spoon he will be lastingly remem- bered locally. I am glad to be able to record a further success o secured by Miss Connie Formby, who is very Well known at Ltangollen, and for whom I pre- dicted a great histrionic future some months ago. At the New Brighton Musical Festival, on Saturday, she was the winner in the ladies elocution competition, a Liverpool contemporary stating that" she displayed splendid talent and Save evidence of careful training." Miss Form- by has recited before Sir Theodore Martin, at Bryntysilio. and that very high authority upon elocutionary talent addressed to her words of high praise and encouragement which it is good to know Miss Formby is taking to heart. She is destined to go very far. Convened by the Denbighshire Education Authority, a conference of the education authori- ties of Wales and Monmouthshire will be held at Shrewsbury to-day (Friday), at which a resolu- tion will be moved urging upon the Government to introduce a Bill in the next session of Parlia- ment providing for the creation of a Minister responsible to Parliament for Welsh affairs, and for the establishment of a national council to control education in Wales and Monmouthshire. The members of Parliament for Wales and Monmouthshire have been invited to attend the conference. While Mr. Lloyd-George was making a Welsh 1-1 speech at the Nonconformist bazaar he opened at Carnarvon on Wednesday a cock crowed loudly in one of the stalls, and caused great merriment, in which Mr. Lioyd-tieorge joined. The laugh- ter having subsided, the Chancellor of the Exchequer proceeded with his speech, but was again interrupted by the crowing of the cock. I am afraid I must give way to him," said Mr. Lloyd George, I -he wants to make a speech of his own." Amid roars of laughter the cock was removed from the building, and when next it was beard it was some distance away. The necessary preliminaries have been taken ,at Llangollen to enable deserving cases to take advantage of the Old Age Pensions Act wiic comes into operation with the advent of • A Local Committee has been appointed, whic includes four members of the County Counci (Alderman W. G. Dodd, Councillor E. R. Parry, Councillor T. LI. Jones, and Councillor Robert Ellis); four members of the Board of Guardians (Mr. W. P. Williams, Mr. J. Roberts, Mr. R. M. »i vies, and Mr. D. W. Roberts); and Mr. Jos. Nanson, representing the Llangellen Urban District Council. Mr. Costeloe is the pension officer for the district, which incl udes the parishes of Llangollen (Urban and Rural), LlaatysiJio and Bryoeglwys. In due time full particulars as to the manner in which the Act is to be locally administered will be made known. The out- standing provision of the Act is to provide for the payment to all persons of seventy years and over who have been British subjects for twenty years and have resided for that time in the United Kingdom, unless for any of the reasons set forth in the Act they are disqualified, and special care will be taken, in all cases, not to pauperise the recipients. HWFA GLYN. —
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LLANGOLLEN NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD, WINNER OF A QUARTETTE COMPOSITION. Itis announced that the Llangollen National Eisteddfod prize for a quartette composition has been awarded to Mr. Josaph g. Jones a well-known Conway musician, who won the pr'z >'for an anthem at the Carnarvon Eisteddfod of 1906 Mr. Janes wrote under the pen name of" K. L. and as there was no one representing him at Llangollen the identity of the successful competitor could not then be disclosed. F A VETERAN'S RETROSPECT. In a moss interesting auft va|uable review of the Llangollen National Eisteddfod, Mr. Beriah Gwynu Evans, for whom is may be claimed that ha is the doyen of Eisteddfod Reporters, excellently summarises the lessons which Colwyn Bay may, with advantage, learu from Llangollen. We take the following extract* fr0!a t £ e article which appears in the North Wales Chronicle HONOUR TO WHOM; HONOUR IS DUE, I really do not know how to account for it,, but at Llangollen, although no National Eisteddfod has been held there for half a century, and no great provincial gathering of note for the same period, and although consequently the leading members of the committee could have had no actual personal experience of conducting a festival on so large a scale, they managed to make it Eisteddfodicaiiy a greater success than many a place with far more ambitious notions; while financially it will com- pare favourably with the majority of Eisteddfodau held within, say, the past quarter of a century. All the proceeding went off without a hitch. Had the committee served half a dozen years' appren- ticisbip as members of local committees controlling the National Eisteddfod elsewhere, they could not have done much better. There was Done of the red-tapeism without doiag goad to ftoyoae none of that Jack-in-Office spirit which has made many a novice in the past look ridiculous when trying to pose as a great authority none of the fassinesa which has elsewhere retarded instead of expedi- ting the work. HOW MANY PEOPLE ATTENDED ? Two years ago 1 helped to explode the popular idea that a daily audience ranging from 10,000 to 15.000 is necessary ta make a National Eisteddfod a financial success. At no single meeting at the Carnarvon National Eisteddfod two years ago was there an attendance of 7,000. Let us analyse the Llangollen figures. We are now officially informed that the receipts for each day were as follows :—. I Tuesday ^§10 12 200 shillings Wednesday £ 328 6,560 „ Thursday. C850 17,000 „ Friday £ 409 8,180 „ Saturday £ 134 # 2,680 „ We thus get the actual attendanee on Saturday when there was an uniform charge of one shilling. If we again assume that, roughly, there were at each concert only one third the number attending the Eisteddfod, the number of shillings for each Eisteddfod meeting will be three-fourths the above figures. The prizes charged for admission were Is., 2i., and 3s. per sitting respectively. Let us assume that for every one person in the 3s. seats there were two in the 2s. seats, and four in the Is. seats, and add to these a daily average of 500 in the reserved seats, and the actual attendance oa Thurs- day, the most crowded day cf all, barely reaches 8,500. The pavilion was said to provide sitting accom- modation for 10,000 or 12,000; and standing room for some thousands more. I am sorry now that I did not verify this statement byactual measurement, as could easily have been doce between the meet- ings Now, 00 Thursday, the place was simply packed-and yet the financial returns only show an aggregate attendance of 8,500; It is not for me to explain these things. I give the figures for the edification fit future committees, having regard to the cominj necessities of Colwyn Bay:—ior; Uondon is well ab'„ o look after itself. A pavilion to accommodate 15,000, or 12,000, or even 10,000 is absurd. At no meeting at the Carnarvon Eisteddfod were there more than 7,000 persons present at any one time. At no single meeting at Llangollen did more than 8,500 pay for admission. Let Colwyn Bay take the lesson to heart in good tinie. An ,average paying attendance of only 6,000 at each Eisteddfod meetiag, and of only 2,000 at each concert, with :£ 125 a day fincludiog Eisteddfod and concert) added for season! and reserve tickets, will bring in a revenue from tickets only of £ 3,000. ORATORY VERSUS MUSIC. Another feature of this Eisteddfod that forcibly struck me was the greater readiness of the audience to listen to apeeco-aiaking. and the marked appre- ciation shown of it. Of course, they soon got tired of twaddle, and unless a man has something to say that is really worth saying he had better not attempt to say it from the National Eisteddfod platform. But if he has a messages, and a voice, and if the acoustics of the building are fairly good, a really good speaker will get as good a hearing and receive as hearty a welcome as a good soloist. There were two striking examples at Llangollen, Mr Hemmerde for Ea8t Denbighshire) and Bonwr R. J. BerwyQ 0f Patagonia > the first an Englishman in the prime of life, the other a Welshman who has long since passed his zenith. But each had something to say worth saying, and they were listened to. This fact brought forcibly home to the mind the strength of the Archdruid's appeal that, whatever may be done to meet the growing demand for choral singing, Eisteddfod Committees should not forget that tlie Eisteddfod is more immeasurably more, than a mere singing festival. How to provide accommodation for a gr,,afi choral competition and at the same time to make adfeqoate provision to meet the requirements of literary adjudications of whwh Welsh energy needs to be clevoted. fVal o^ri1 t0,^h upon6 one°ofethe most obvious defects of Llangollen Eisteddfod. While practically every musical adjudication was given at some length, and with more or less detail, the only Sd £ :IT ^iverTwere cornnpHtinns The competitors upon other subjects learnt nothing of the merits or the defects of their work The name of the victor was announced and that was aU « this policy be continued the EiHtedS^tf necessity soon It is 110w fairl°,JSTt<DWR MEMORIAL. financial balance' on rh assured thao ea»n if < recent National aS some months muat pi °d at Llangollen, 1 a is ascertainable an j"?80 b*fore thepremse amount discussing suggestion* °°a!' authorities a y funds. Mr. f to the allocation of such Executive 0ommiCIke,8 Jones, Chairman of the ward with ajSverv har> Eisteddfod, com s -o devoted to forn^HJy Proposal viz., that they be a National mem I of a fuad ff a g Glyndwr. i" ^al at Llangollen to O^ain stated that the^?ers^ion Mr. Foulkes-Jones towards providing 1 niln^tee had taken a 3 ep by offering a prfee f me^nal of the national hero, Art Exhibition h^a design of one, ^lt Eisteddfod, some „ in connection wn.n tne and he hoped thai- °e^eQt designs were disp ayec adopted and that- _SOnie of those designs will be his memory iQ tu vn)«nament will be erected to memories and »Ho °f the Bee which is rich m hero. A shilling ^f^ons of the great national Welshmen micrkl Su^8cription amongst patriotic at the disposal supplement the a?10""b 1 of the Committee, and the dpsign which was awarded the prize at the Exhibition, depicting the great; chieftain in a characteristic attitude, and which was greatly I admired by Sir Theodore Martin and other dis- tinguished visitors, is in every way suitable for the purpose. Mr. Foulkes-Jones suggests that it be carried out on a large scale and erected in a prominent position at the j unction of Castle street and Bridge-street, in front of the Town Hall. Of course, in accordance with practise, a moiety of any surplus is taken by the Central Eisteddfod Authorities, and there are several local claims that will have to be satisfied should funds permit. For. example, the Urban Council, on behalf of the rate- payers, granted the use of the Town Hall and Council Chambsr on the understanding that pay- ment should only be .required if there is a balance to the credit of the Eisteddfod Authorities. This account has now been rendered to the Secretary and it amounts to considerably over £ 100, some- thing like five hundred meetings and choir practises having been held. Mr. W. P. William, Chairman of the Musical Committee of the Eisteddfod, says he will contend as strenuously as possible for any surplus that may remain, after satisfying all claims, being devoted to some object directly related to the Eisteddfod. It has been far too frequently the case in the past that objects having no relation at all to the Nittional Festival -although they might be most deserving local charities—have been helped. This was hardly the right thing. One matter that had impressed the musical authorities at Llangollen was the striking improvement, that has ta ken place in Welah orchestral music, as indicated by the performances at the eveniiig Eisteddfod Concert under the direction of Mr. Smith Anderson Dae, of Rhos. It has been demonstrated, said Mr Williams, that there is an abundance of good talent to be commanded in Wales and if, by setting apart any portion of our surplus, we aid in stimu- lating the formation of a Welsh National Orchestra we shall be achieving something that will render the National Eisteddfod of 1908 as lastingly memorable as that of 1858.
FOOTBALL. Bala Press have entered for the Welsh Amateur and St. Martins Cups. Forty-three clubs have entered for the Welsh Cup this season as against thirty-one a year ago. Only aboat a dozen Souta Wales clubs have en- tered. THE ENGLISH CUP—PRELIMINARY ROUND. DRUIDS v. RHYL,-Played at Ruabon, on Sat- urday. The visitors attacked strongly for several minutes, but Hamer defended brilliantly. The Druids improved, and Tomkinson scored with the visiting custodian out of his goal. Venables, Tom- kinson, Wallace Jones (2), and Williams added goals. Half-time Druids, 6 goals Rhyl, 0. Two of the home players were injured in the second half. Wallace Jones and Tomkinson augmented the score, the Druids winning easily by 8 goals to none. BIRMINGHAM LEAGUE. WREXHAM Y. WORCESTER CITY.- These teams met on Wrexham Racecourse, on Monday after- noon, in fine weather. The home team played Arthur Hughes instead of Haydn Price, while the visitors were without their captain, Gould. The game had been in progress ten minutes, when a bad mistake by Hughes, one of the home backs, led to Jackson opening the score for Worcester. Wrexham played up strongly and did most of the attacking, but it was not until just before the interval that Berry, with a grand shot, drew level. In the concluding half Barry, soon after resuming, placed the Welshmeu ahead with a brilliant effort. Nothing further transpired, and Wrexham won. They deserved their victory, as they did more attacking than their opponets. Result: Wrexham, 2; Worcester, 1. WREXHAM AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. AcREFAiR v. JOHNSTOWN. — These teams met at Johnstown, on Saturday, in fine weather and before a large attendance. The vistors' goal had a narrow escape from a shot by G. Jones. After some clever paasfag, Griffiths netted for Acrefair, but the goal was disallowed as offside. Half-time, no score. In the second half, Evans gave the visi- tors the lead, after which there was no further scoring.—Result: Acrefair, 1; Johstown, 0. CSWESTRY RESERVE T. RUABON. Played at Oswestry, on Saturday. Eich goalkeeper was tested in turn, but Oswestry were the better team, and ran out easy winners by 4 goals to 0. THE COMBINATION. BANGOR V. CREWE ALEXANDRA RESERVE.— At Bangor, on Saturday. Result: Crewe Reserve, 6 Bmgor, 0. CONNAH'S QUAY v. NANTWICH. — Played at Nantwich, on Saturday, the Quay men winning by 2 goals to 1. CHIRIe v. CHESTER.—Chirk were fortunate in securing the Welsh Cup holders as visitors for the opening match, on Saturday, in sammer weather. Result: Chester, 2 goals Chirk, 1 coal. WREXHAM V. TRANMERE ROVERs.-Wrexham made their position at the head of the Combination secure for another week by making a draw of 1-1 with Tranmere Robers, at Prenton Park, on Satur- day. WELSH AMATEUR CUP. The draw for the preliminary round of this com- petition was made at Wrexham, on Wednesday night, as follows: Colwyn Bay v. Llanrwst; Rathin v. Denbigh Buckley Rangers v. Green- field Brymbo Institute v. Coedpoeth St. David's; Coedpoeth United v. Sonthsea Ruabon v, Cefn Albion Weston Bshyn v. Rhos Rangers Druids v. Chirk Johnstown v. Acrefair; Bala v. Towyn Welshpool v. Llanidloes; Oswestry v. Royal Welsh Warehouse; Montgomery v. Newtown. Several clubs received byes. The first-named clubs have choice of ground, and the ties have to be played on or before October 31st. FLINTSHIRE CHARITY CUP DRAW. The draw resulted as follows: Bagillt v. Oak Alyn (Wrexham); Sandycroft v. Mold Burnt- wood v. Buckley Caergwrle v. Aston Hall. The draw for the FLINTSHIRE LEAGUE CUP resulted as follows: Aston Hall v. Bagillt; Buckley v. Burntwood; Mold v. Sandycroft: Caergwrle v. Oak Alyn.
—» CLYNCEIRIOG SHEEP-DOG TRIALS. A committee meeting was held at the Ceiriog Hotel, on Saturday evening. Owing to the un- avoidable absence of the Chairman and Vice- chairman, Mr. S. Davies, Gelli, was asked to preside. There was a large attendance. The Chairman said that they met under very satisfactory circumstances. The last show held by the society had been most successful, and he was pleased to inform the Committee that Mr. D.iy, a gentleman who takes great interest in the Ceiriog Valley Sheep-Dog Trials and Horse Show, wili next year offer a silver cup for the best cob.-(Applause.) He (the chairman) said that would bring the total up to four cup-, and he suggested that they should be exhibited in future for a few days previous to the Trials somewhere beside the Glyn, for instance, in one of the shop windows in Oswentry. He per- sonally was very much in favour of exhibiting and advertising as much as possible. He thought the committee could venture to speculate more in advertising for if they expected a good attendance at the show they must advertis8.-0-Iear, hear.) Thp secretary then gave an account of all receipts and payments for this year's Trial* U alao agreed to ask Mr. Edgar Foulkes to again audit the accounts this year and report upon them at the next committee meeting. It was resolved to send a balance-sheet to all patrons and members of the committee. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded Mr. S. Davies for presiding.