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A PRINCESS AT THE GORSEDD,

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A PRINCESS AT THE GORSEDD, MESSAGE FROM CARMEN SYLVA. Reception of Pan-Ceitic Delegates (FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.) gUYL, Taesday Night. There was bet ens thing lacking to-day to com- plete the sncccss of the opening meeting of She Royal Welsh National Eisteddfod for i8C4. The attendance was quite disappointing, the pavilion at no time of the day being anything like full. a fact which confirms the fears cf manv that in patting off the chief choral contest frcm the first to the second day the eomtru ttec have been j; nilty of a blonder that is lik^iv ro prove costly. With this exception the Eisteddfod had been ushered in nnder circaa:s:anc93 of the most auspicious char- acter. Ideal weather prevailed all the day long, and if at times the san's beat was tropical it was tempered by genial breezes from the beautiful expanse of blue that laps the extensive shores of Rhyl. Seldom has a more brilliant assembly par- ticipated in the opening ceremony of any pre- vious Eisteddfod. Royalty was represented by her Highnes3 Ptincsss Louise Augusta of Schlaswig-Hslsiein, a, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and not content wfth being a mere spectator the Pr'ncess tcok a. ptoiiiaent part in the proceedings, and deiighted the hearts of the bards by seeirinu adrnissiou to the Gorsedd. Then the Queen ol Roumania, the poetic Carmen Sylva, wired her greetings in ultra-poetic phrases, tha message being lead in the presence of the Pan-Celtic delegates, mauy of them fear- fully and wonderfully atticed in the national cos- tumes of their respective countries, and speaking in many tongues. There was no lack cf pictur^ esqueness or variety either at the Gorsedd or in the pavilion. Possibly the old Welsh fervour one has been accustomed to associate with these annual gatherings was not quite so conspicuous as usual. Is the Eisteddfod by fostering these international demonstrations not in danger of being robbed of the quaint and distinctive features that have so long endesned it to its own people?

THE GORSEDD.

TUESDAY'S PRESIDENTS,

PAN-CELTIG RECEPTION,

CAPITAL OF WALES.

ITHE COMPETITIONS.

THE GENERAL SECRETARIES,

EVENING CONCERT.

rSECOND DAY.

AFTERNOON MEETING.

EVENING CONCERT.

- United Counties Sho r...…

WEDDING.

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