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GRAND BAZAARS AT CARDIFF. ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH. UNIQUE DISPLAY AT THE PARK- HALL. A bazaar in aid of the enlargement fund of St. Andrew's Church, Cardiff, was opened at the Park- hall on Wednesday afternoon by the Lord Bishop of LlandatT and Mr. Howel Gwyn, of The Duffiyn, Neath. As already announced, the object of the movement was to clear off tha debt due to the architect and builders who enlarged St. Andrew's and St. Teilo's Churches. The former, which previously seated 534 persons, was by its enlargement made capable of accom- modating 824, whilst at the latter the sitting space was increased from 240 to 600. In addition to these enlargements, which were equivalent to the erection of an edifice capable of seating 650 per- sons, another church, St. Illiyd's, has been erected in the Crwvs-road since the advent of the present vicar, the Rltv. G. W. Hanford, and this gives accommodation for 210 more. The indeiatigable vicar, with the assistance of his parishioners, succeeded in raising nearly £3.000 towards the cost of these works, but there is still a balance on the wrong side of £320, It is fully expected that this sum will be realised by the bazaar, which, if it meet with a tithe of the sup- port it deserves, will leave a substantial balance for cleaning the interior of St. Andrew's Church and for forming the nucleus of un organ fund. We have in Cardiff had from time to time countless fancy fairs and kindred devices for raising the necessary capital for extending or improving the sacred edifices of the town, but never before has a bazaar been arranged which for novelty, variety, and altracti\"tmeS8 in any way approached the one under notice. A good deal of hard work has fallen upon the shoulders of the vicar, who, however, has received most encourag- iog support at the hands of many of ibis parishioners, and the result has been a complete transformation of the large Park-hall into a scene having more resemblance to an Eastern display than an ordinary linglish fancy iair.. It is really a kind of miniature Foreign and Colonial Exhibition, with all the hotuo attractions thrown in. The space under the balcony round the hall has been partitioned off into stalls most picturesquely arranged, and draped with Indian, Maltese, a td. other curtains appropriate to the nationality represented in the exhibition, whilst the centre of the hall is occupied by a large liower pavilion, surmounted by a beautiful palm, and adorned by a numbar of exhibition plants sent trom The Duffryn by Mr. Howel Gwyn. Of course the main features are the Indian, Egyptian, Italian, and Spanish stalls, which contain the curios, fancy and useful articles secured, through the agency of friends of articles secured, through the agency of friends of the parishioner's, from the countries named, but there are, in addition to these, all the customary attractions of an English I bazaar, including a live stock stall, devoted to fancy specimens of the feathered and animal tribes; the children's stall, at which toys, scientific, mechanic, magie, and Dumberles8 other specimens equally attractive to the juvenile mind, may be purchased; an American stall; stalls allotted to the sale of needlework, Christmas cards and sta- tionery, photographs and pictures, and a more useful stall for packing tha purchases in con- venient parcels. The stalls were presided over by Mrs. Howel Gwyn, Mrs. North, Mrs. Morgan Wil- liams, Mrs. liradley, Mrs. Christie, Mrs. Henderson, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Gooch, Mrs. Thackeray, Mrs. Birkbeck Terry. Mrs. Forster Brown, Mrs. Kranklen Evans, Mrs. Fred Evans, Mrs. F. Edwards, Mrs. Hanford. Mrs. Joseph Moore, Mrs. Reuben Norton, Mrs. Jack Leigh, the Misses Heard, Mies Hacquoil, and Miss Fisher. Among the ladies wHo assisted were Miss Gregory, Miss Anning, Miss Nicholson, Miss M. Moore, Miss Mina Douglas, Miss J. Douglas, Miss Aslwood, Miss Somervell, Mrs Saville, Miss Ingledew, Miss Liddofi, Miss Rhind, Mrs. Biggs, Miss Tellefsen, Miss Evn. Heart, Miss Lock, Altss Moore, Miss Maddison, Miss Helen Evans, Miss Tritton, Miss Nicholl, Miss Strong, Mrs. Loveli, Miss Baginall Oakly, Miss Franklen Evans, Miss Wells, Miss A. G. Pride, Miss Hardass, and Miss Boulton, The Lesser Park-hall has also been called into requisition, and is devoted to entertain- ments, concerts, waxworks exhibition, picture gallery, &c. At the hour appointed for the opening ceremony —two o'clock in the afternoon—there was a good attendance of ladies and gentlemen, amongst the latter being the Revs. G. W. Hanford, H. Honder- son, E. Morgan, F. J. Beck, G. A. Jones, D. Davies, W. Downing, N. D. M'Lrfod, Usk Jones, Lewis Jones, R. Gibbings, V. Saultz, — Johns, Alderman M'Connochie, and Messrs. W. P. James, — Galloway, Arthur Lewis, R. Hooper, C. Gooch, Birkbeck Terry, L. Shirley, H. F. Lynch-Blosse, and H. O. Fisher. Shortly after two o'clock the Bishop of Llandaff and Mr. Howel Gwyn, accompanied by the Vicar of St. Andrew's, ascended the platform. The Right liev. Prelate, in declaring the bazaar open, expressed his sympathy with the great and noble work Mr. Hanford, with the assistance of Mrs. Hanford, bad accomplished since he had been incumbent Of the parish. He had not only largely increased church accommodation in St. Andrew's parish, but had increased thp. congregations as well. His lordship then banded to the Vicar two donations of £5 each, which had been given him for the purpose by friends, and declared the bazaar open, with best wishes for its success. He added that it would not be disgraced by a feature whichsometimes disgraced bazaars that were made a channel for imposition. Every article was marked at cost price or something like it" so that purchasers would know they received value for their money.—Mr. Howel Gwyn congratulated the promoters upon the attractiveness of the bazaar, and ventured to predict that it would meet with the support it merited, and result in a satisfactory sum being handed over to the Church Fand.—The Vicar having thanked those present for their attendance, and explained that the mayor was unavoidably absent through business in London, sales commenced with a briskness which indicated unqualified success. Throughout the afternoon visitors poured in, and towards the evening the hall was well filled. Immediately after the opening ceremony St. Andrew's Brass Band gave a selection, which was followed by a trinand chorus from "The Mikado," given by the girls of St. Catherine's School. At half-past four a short dramatic entertainment, A H 'ppy Pair," was given by Mr.F. J. Lowe and Miss L. Kingston, of the Irving Club, London, which was followed by a pianoforte solo by Miss Taylor and several selec- tions by the St. Andrew's Brass Band. In the evening the band of the 2nd Glamorgan Kifles, under the conductorship of Mr. Johnson, went through a varied programme of music. A Happy Pair," was then repeated, and the evening closed with a short dramatic entertainment, "Boots at the Swan," given by the members of the St. Andrew's Histrionic Society. The bazaar will remain open for the remainder of the week, an equally varied and attractive programme being provided for each day, and, from present appear- ances. it promises to meet with a measure of suc- cess far in excess of the most sanguine anticipa- tions of its promoters. The gross receipts on Wednesday amounted to J6302.

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