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Anglesey Quarter Sessions

Carnarvonshire Quarter Sessions


Detailed Lists, Results and Guides

LOAI, EJSTEDDFODiO. AHKREECH. On Monday night a successful competitive m eeting was held at Abererch. Prize win- i>vr.s :—Challenge solo: Mr R. Edmund JOli and Mr J. E. Priebard equal: choral competition A'x rerch Choir, Mr John Wil- liams, conductor englyn: Mr Humphrey Davies, Broom Hall. Mr W. J. Wilbams, Efuil Newvdd.nd Mr .Trtiij). llis, Pwllheli, were musjeal aujudicatcrs. I PWLLHELI. On Friday night, Mr O. Robyns Owertl presided over a very interesting competi- tive meeting at Salem ChapeL Amongst } those who won prize. were Miss E. Robyns j Owen, Messrs J. Rowlands, G. Williams, Richard Davies, D. O. FV.ans, John Wil- | liams, W. H. Iioberts, R. D. Roberts, and others. Mr J. O. Jones (Arifog) was complimented on his winning a chair at ( Bangor. .< RHOSTRYFAN. The annual Christmas Eisteddfod was held last week. at tho Horeb Calvinistic Meth- odist Chapel, Rhostryfan. The following were the chief awards:—Solo from Han- del: R. R. Thomas, Rhostryfan. Duet H., R Thoma-s, Rhostryfan, and Mrs Hen- derson Jone.s. Talysarn. Trio R. R. Tho- mae, Mrs Henderson Jonsa, and H. E. I Owen, Rho-sgadfan. Male voice choir com- potittoii • Moeltryfan Cboir; choir competition: Rhostryfan Choir. Choral competition: Rhosgadfan Choir. Recita- tion Owen Jones, WaeiifaWr. Dialogue J. R William* ina friends. Mceltryfan. Five minutes' sDeech Owen Jones, Waenfawr. Essay Owt-vi Jones, Rhostryfan. BODVEAN, PWLLHELI: DISGRACE- FUL SCENES. A crowded literary meeting was held at the C.M. Chapel on Christmas night. Mr R, R. J ones, Abergynolwyh, conducted. I Mr Hugh Williams, PwHheii, who was an- nounced to preside, could not attend, but sent a donation of one guinea. Miss Ro- berts, Brynhyfryd, proved an excellent ac- companist. During the proceedings a most disgraceful disturbance took place. Some of those who intended to compete, and who I were outside the chapel at the time, were violently attacked bv a man who was alleged to be drunk. The same person went to the front door of ihe chapel and forced it open, and caused great excitement in the meeting The man became so violent that ne had to be bound with a rope and forcibly removed tja. house. It is very likely that more will be heard of the affair shortly. The follow- ing were the principal winners:—Tenor, W. J. Hughes, Efailncwydd duet, Mess:s Watkin Williams, Pwllheli, and Tom Wil- liams, Pentreuchaf; baritone, Mr John E Priebard, Pwllheli; quartette, Mr T. W; liams and party, Pentreuchaf; englyn, Mr R. E. Williams, Pwllheli; choral sinking, Morfa Nefyn Choir (leader, Mr John Owen) challenge solo, Mr J. E. Pricaard recita- tion, Mr Watkin Williams, Pwllheli. CARNARVON. The annual Baptist Eisteddfod was held at the Guild Hall on Christmas Day. Mr Evan Evans, county surveyor, occupied the chair, and the Rev Dr Owen Davies con- ducted. Mr Richard Prichard (organist of Salem Cba.peL) was the accompanist. The following were the prize-winners —Miss Cissie Bibby, Palace street: Messrs R. Jeffreys, Misses Bled wen Jones, Palace Chambers; Tannette Rowlands, Castle View; Agnes K. Jones, A. J. Williams, M. Ellr-n Jones, SaUte Owen, Mrs Prico Hum- phreys, Misses Elinor Rees, Mabel Roberts, M A. Humphreys, Messrs H. Gwilym chards, T. J. Thomas, G. Elwyn Jones, Miss E J. Williams, Master Charlie Uichards. Mr R. Solomon Williams, and Mr Willie Jones. Pool Side. The best quartette party was that conducted by Mr J. T. Williams. Mr Tsgaer Lewis was the winner of the. chair prize for the best odo, "Arglwya^, pwy yw Ef,-?" and the successful stanza writer was Mr T. O. Jones. Half the priiw was awarded to Mr J. Wynne Parry for an essay dealing with the possibilities of Car- narvon as an industrial and commercial town. A prize of e4 was offered to the party of eight giving the best rendering of "Myfanwy," or "'Ti wyddosfbeth ddywetl fy nghalon." A condition was attached that each party should consist entirely of per- sons employed in the same trade or occupa- tion. Six parties came forward. The ad- judicator gave his decision in favour of the "ironmongers," second honours being awarded to a party of "labourers," but a protest was lodged against the winning party on the ground that one of its number was a clerk and not an ironmonger. The committee were advised to rule the protest ont of order. The adjudicators were Revs J. E. Hughes. M.A., Gwilym Lewis, B.A., Eifionydd, Gwili, Mr Daniel Roes, MrNath. Roberts, Mrs Jonetf (Minafon) and Mr Owen Jones, chemist, Abergele. Mcs-srs J. P. Owen and W. B. Jones acted as ioint secretaries of the festival, Mr R. J. George being the treasurer. BANGOR. The annual eisteddfod promoted by the Penuel Baptist Chapel, Bangor, was held on Christmas Day and the following day and it fully maintained its record of,pas, years both in point of attendance and the number of entries, whilst the adjudicators in the various departments announced that the majority of the compositions sent in and the vocal capabilities of the mu- sical competitors were of unusual merit. The presidents were Mr T. Dudley Mor- gan and Councillor W. P. Matthews, and leganwy, who performed the duties of conductor with conspicuous success kept the audience in the best possible'soirit with his witty remarks ajnd topical anec- dotes. The musical adjudicator was Pro- fessor J. Henry, R.A.M., the eisteddfod accompanist being Mr D. R. Ellis, DQan street, Bangor. The chairman of the exe- cutive committee was Mr W. Thomas, Up- per Bangor, and the vice-chairman Mr D Rowlands. The secretarial duties were efficiently performed by Mr J. P. Jones. 37, Caelleppa, who received a well do served eulogium from the conductor Mr Dudley Morgan, who presided over the opening meeting, referred to the edu- cational value of the eisteddfod, and sa.id that before the era of intermediate and higher education in Wales the work done by eisteddfodau could not be overestima- ted, and it still remained the handmaid of education in preserving the desire for the higher life which the inborn love of music and of poetry had hitherto done. The value of even minor eisteddfodau was great, and he sincerely hoped that in the future, as in the past, his nation and hie. native land would not allow tho institu- tion to pass away (applause). The re- T'l in Welsh national affairs had been such that it was no vain prediction that Wales would in the future play a more important part in the common weifar which had so *rapidly extended (cheers). Her sons were now dist''infniicW,lnP them- selves in the political world, as thev had done in the musical and literary world of the past, (hear, hear). Ho might also make a passing reference to the increased desire I for information as to her past historv, exemplified in the publication of such jyorks as Owen Edwards's "Wales'' and ^radley's -Owen Glyndwr. H$sincerely hoped that- politically ai?d religiously she- would attain to even a prouder enainence tl)^ s^le »t present occupied (hear, hear). .no following: were the chief* awards; — Slipper tops and a chair cushion, Miss Llanbadarn. Solo singing, for: efctdren, '•Bwthyn yr amddifad' (J. ,.f:n1r^)' Miss Dily;, Menai Williams, fVg street; 2, Miss Myfanwy Davies, abernac-le street. Recitative poem, "Y Ldlgjartref" professor EdVards), 1, abernac-le street. Recitative peen) "Y Ldlgjartref" professor EdVards), 1, Miss Myfanwy Davies, Tabernacle street. Stanzas on "Y sarph bres," Anant, Tal- J' ysarD. Solo (any voice), l'Gwlad y delyii" (J. Henry), Mr W, E, Roberts, 10, Pen- rallt, Upper Bangor. Catechism on "j\fa llafur," prizes awarded to Messrs Lloyd Jones, Upper Bangor; Catherine I .Jones, Caelleppa; J. Roberts, Upper Ban- gor; Evans, B. Roberta Jfoster W, John) Thomas, son of Mr W. Grey Thomas, and the Misses Evans, daughters j of the pastor of the chapel. Children's 1 party, "0 am ras i garu'r lc-su" (L J. Ro- berts), prize of 15; awarded to party con- i ducted by Master J. Edward Jones. Es- ftay on "Daniel," the first and second prizes awarded to the Misses Kvans. daughters of the pastor, the third being secured by i Mh* J ones, Upper Baneor. Quart cue, j "Yea, though I walk" (Sullivan), two parties, conducted by Messrs J. Parry and W. Williams respectively, competed, and the adjudicator divided the prize. Dicta- tion and writing, prizes awarded to Miss I Jones, Miss Delyn Roberts, Miss Blanche Maude Williams, Caelleppa; Miss Winter Jones, and Miss Evans. Childivn's choir I competition., "Awr ei cni Ef" (Alaw Ffcs- tin), only one choir, conducted by Mr J. P. Jones, competed and secured 73 marks out of a possible 100. Under the eisteddfod rules, however, they were only entitled to half the prize of £ 2 2s, and the conductor was presented with a handsome set of carvers given by Messrs Lever Brothers, Port Sunlight. Pianoforte solo (two en- tries), 1, Miss Winter Jones. Tenor solo, "Garden of love" (Erie Norman), Mr J. W. Jones, Llanberis, was awarded the prizo after an excellent competition. Bardic item, "Daniel ffau y llewod," prize was divided between Mr R. Abbey Williams, Bettwsycoed, and Ap Huwco,. Cemaes. Male- voice party "Nos ystor- F, om" (J. Henry), Mr J. T. Edwards, Ban- gor, and his party were awarded the prize of £ 2 2s. Essay, Dibejaion aelodaeth. cg- Iwysig," Mr David Rowlands, Hill street, Upper Bangor. Recitation (confined to adults), "Ac ir oedd hi yn nos" (Alafon), Mr J. Rowlands, Portdinorwic, was suc- cessful and was present-ed with t gold centre medal. Baritone solo, "Till death" I (Mascheroni), successful out of many com- I petitors, Mr J. O. Moris, Pefilsa. rwaen Soprano solo, "Y cartref dedwydd fry" (Warhurst), Miss Nanney Williams, Beau- maris, was declared the winner, and re- ceived the prize of :Cl. ls. Pen and ink sketch of the late Mr T. E. Ellis, M.P., winner, Mr O. Roberts, Garth, Bangor. Duett (tenor and bass), "Y bardd a'r eerdd- Duett (tenor and bass), "Y bardd ar cerdd- or" (W. Davies), Messrs J W. Jones and J. O. Morris. Chief essay on "Rhagor- iaeth Cristkmogaeth ar brif gau-grefydd- au'r byd," the Rev D. Williams, Pwll- heli. Hymn tune competition, first and second prizes awarded to Mr T. R Jones, London. Translation, prize divided be- tween Mr Roberts, Pen'rallt T08.' J and Mr Robert Jones, Carnarvon road. Ban- gor. Chief choral competition, "O great is the depth" (Medelssohn), the only en- t.ran was the Penuel Chapel Choir, conducted by Mr W. Williams, and they received half the prize of L7 7s, the con- ductor being the recipient of a metronome given by Messrs E. Rushworth, Liverpool. The chief item on the programme was the chair poem on "Pwy yw y rhai hyn," and the winning bard was declared to be Mr J. p. Jones, Church street, Pwllheli. The chairing song was rendered by Pro- fessor J. Henry. PORTMADOC. Tlui annual eisteddfod in connection with the Tabernacle (C.M.) Chapel was held on Christmas Day and on Boxing Day. Captain Robert Williams (PaUestine) presided on Christmas night, and Mf A. Osmond Williams, M.P., on the following day. Mr W. Morris Jones, solicitor, who has been secretary of the meetings for many years, again carried out- the secretar- ial duties with efficiency and tact. The chairman of the committee was Mr Hughes, Preswylfa, and Mr Robert Williams. treasurer. Mr J. Charles McLean was the accompanist. The following were the ad- judicators:^—Mr David Evans, Mus. Bac., London; Tolo Caernarfon, T. Jones (Cyn- haiarn). Rev J. VP- Job. Miss Anna Row- lands, B.A., Bangor: Mr R. Jones, post- master, and others. Llew Tegid proved himself to be an inimitable conductor. Mr Osmond Williams, M.P., on Thurs- day night, in the course of his remarks dwelt upon the beneficial influences of literary and musical festivals upon the life of a nation. Speaking in particular of the Welsh language, he said that it was tho wish of some people to see the Welsh language entirely extinguished, and the nation completely swallowed up. He be- lieved that, a language with such historic and literary repute as characterised the Welsh language should not be allowed to be annihilated without a struggle (ap- plause). They had heard a great, deal of the prevalence of the Elnglish language in the Principality and that it was spreading through the whole country, but he main- tained that that was quite a different thing from iaykig that English was the language to be spoken in Wales. They were all desirous that their children should have a perfect knowledge of English as well as of Welsh, and they wished to see the Welsh nation a bt-tingual nation, which would undoubtedly be a great ad- vantage. On the authority of Lord A ber- dare and other distinguished who took a deep interest. in education it was said that the children of Wales, Ireland, and the Highlands of Scotland fared at the exa- mination as well as, if not better, than those children who knew only the English language. It was therefore utter non- sense to think that Welsh children suf- fered in consequence of the bi-lingcual ele- ment (applause). A high authority on education once said that a bird could not fly high with only one wing; neither could a man rist, to a high position by means of only vtne language. However, thev should not on any account allow the Welsh lan- guage to become extinct (applause). Some of them would remember the veteran Welsh chieftair.'s replv to Henry IT., who asked him, '-Do you think vourneopie can stand against my army?" The chieftain an- swered, Irlt is possible that your armour and your army may enfeeble and to a certain extent destroy nv people, but. they will mise again, a,nd I know one thine-— fhat there will be no nation except the Welsh nation and no lanuuage Ølt.t the T ï Welsh language answerable for this T)art of the earth ort the groat. day of the last Judgment. That was a significant and a striking reply when it was borne in mind that it, was given seven or eiqrht centuries h (applause). But from the point of view of history they had reasons for main- 1..ullng their language. It was Ruskio who said that the language of a nation was full of the characteristic of that nation. If a nation was brave and worthy of its best lays, its language could not be otfyer than noble. Considering the deep influ- ence which Welsh and Celtic literature had had upon English literature, they might. yet hope for the fulfilment of the pro- Fhecy- Eu Ner a folant er pob gwg a braw Eu hiaitb a gad want hyd y fam a ddaw, Eu l-ir .io gollant ond Gwyilt Walia wen, Ni ehollatib bono byth tro seren yn y nen. (Applause). Competitions: Boys solo, 1, Thomas Williams, Prenteg!; 2, Thomas Griffith, Tremadoc. Recitation (children under 16), 1, Laura Ann Williams, Minft'ordd, -and J. Wil!Is'ms, Clog^rth; 2, "illy* Davies, Bryneirian, and Jennie Jones, Ter- race road. Geographical B., 1, Ellen A. Davies, Bryneirian, and Jennie Jones, Ter- race road. Geographical B., 1, Ellen A. Owen, Cbapel street; 2, Robert E. Owen, High street. Solo singing (for those who had not won 5s before), 1, W. H. Evans, Blaenau Festiniog. Handwriting, 1. Mary E. Owen, New street; 2, Lilian Davies, Brvne'irian. Solo singingf /(girls), 1, Al- bena Williams, Tuhwnti'rbwlch; 2, Mary Roberts, 15, New street. Recitation, 1, Maggie L. Williams, Madoc street; 2, Mary E. Williamsj, Prenteg. Contralto solo, 1, Miss Pattie May Roberts, Bortii- ygest. Writing, 1, George McLean, Bank place; 2, Owen Morris Jones, 15, Bank place. Piano playing, 1, Cadwaladr Wil- liams, Chapel street; 2, Maggie E. Roberts, Chapel House, Tabernacle. Im- promptu speech, 1, G. R. Jones". Borthy- gest. Solo singing (restricted to the Ta bernacle). 1, Miss Jane Ann Roberts, 15, New street: 2, Miss Jennie Morgan, East Avenue. Englyn, 1, R. Abbey Williams, j Bettwsycoed. Children's choir, 1, Tre- madoc (leader, Mr R. Glanrafon Jones). Translation, 1, Thomas Roberts, Borth- ) fechan. Essay, 1, Thomas Lloyd, Tre- madoc; 2, R. Lloyd Jones, Minffordd. Es- sav (women), 1, Ellen A. Owen, Madoc street. Recitation, 1, E. O. Jones and Alun Williams. Translation, 1, O. E. McLean, Bank place. Pitching a tune, 1, John Williams, Horeb. Descriptive song, 1, R. Abbey Williams. Singing a I quartette at first sight, 1, W. Windsor Jones and party. Analysing- a tune, 1, Miss Sallie Jones, 38, High street, Blaen- au-Festiniog. Challenge solo, 1, Mrs Eifion Jones; 2. Miss Pattie May Roberts 3, Miss Mary Roberts, Criccieth. Tenor solo, David Brothen Roberts. Verses on thanksgiving day, R. Abbey Williams; 2, Hugh Roberts, Cwm, Penmachno. Recita- tion, 1, T. H. Jones, Penrhyn, and Edwin Parry. Prenteg. Challenge tenor solo, 1, R. Brothen Jones. Chief essay, 1, Hugh Roberts, Cwm, Penmachno. Bass solo. 1, Alexander Henderson. Pryddest, 1, Try- fanwy. Partsdnging ('12), 1, Mr Griffith Roberts, New street, and party. The annual competitive meeting of Rethel and Penmorfa Literary Union was held at the latter place on Christmas Day. The officers were —Chairman of commit-1 tee, Mr R. W. Joues, Gesail; treasurer, Mr W. T. Williams, schoolmaster; sec- retary, Mr Ricliard Rowlands, Penmorfa. Adjudicators: Tndwal, Rev G. Parry, Mrs Jones, Gesail; Mr J. G. Thomas, G. and L., Cwmyglo, and others. Awards: Re- citation (youths), 1, J. E. Hughes, Ynys- pandy; 2, Jane Parry, Penmorfa, and W. Owen, Golan. Singing (youths), 1, E. J. Rowlands, Railway terrace, Penmorfa; 2, G. W. Evans, IJwynderw. Singing (girls), 1, Maggie Evans, Glanmorfa; 2, Mary Pierce, Tailon. Refutation (under 12), 1, Jane Parry; 2, J. E. Hughes, Beth- el. Pianoforte playing, 1, G. W. Evans. Essay (under 21 years old), 1, Maggie E. Jones, Penmorfa. Ear test, 1, Mary Pierce; 2, W. Jones, Glanmorfa. Sing- ing (youths under 16), 1, G. W. Evans; 2, J. Thomas, Penmorfa. Darning stockings, 1, Mrs Rowlands, Penmorfa. Solo (for those who had not won 5s previously), 1, Mary Pierce. Duet, 1, Eos Alltwen and friend. Essay (wc..i 'l1), 1, Kate A. Owens, Penmorfa. Quartette singing, 1, Bethel Party. Answering questions on general subjects, 1, W. T. Williams, Penmorfa. Alto solo, 1, M. J. Williams, Penmorfa. Recitation, 1, J. E. Hughes, Ynyspandy; 2, G. W. Evans. Tenor solo, 1, R. B. Thorpe, Portmadoc,. Tiranslottion, 1. R. Buckingham, Tremadoc. Soprano solo, I 1, Maggie Evans. Llwynderw. Reading part of an awdl, 1, Maegie E. Jones, Pen- morfa. Duet, 1, E. Owens, Blaenau Festiniog, and R. Tecwjii Jones, Llan- frothen. Bass solo, 1, Hugh Owens, Bryn- kir. Recitation (open), 1, E. Hughes, Nantmor. Part, singing (12), 1. Perunor- fa Party. Chief essay, 1, R. LI. Jones, Minffordd. Choral singing, 1, Bethel Choir. Epitaph after the late Owein Pennant, 1, "0 Barch, who did not reveal his identity. A successful competitive meetng as held at thp M?'TIaial Chapel on Year's Eve. Mr J. Tobias, solicitor, presided, and Mr E. Pieroo conducted. The !'r'ncipal awards were:A, Chairman's model ad- dress: Messrs John Rowlands, pi-tman. and Richard W.lliams, Cloth Hall Vv,ual); tenor solo. Mr R. Barrow Thorpe, .solo, Mr Tom Pierce, Peumorfa, soprano solo': 1, Miss Mary Pierce, Penmorfa 2, Miss M.' Williams, Cloth Hall; soprano solo (open): 1. Miss Jennie Roberts, Percy House; recitation: Mr E. Jones Roberts; poetry Mr Thomas Gardener Jones, Brvn Eirian choral s-nging, ehoir conducted by Mr G. Rob?rts, New street, and one con- ducted by Mr Robert GWrafon Jones, Tremadoc (equal). The adjudicators- were, Mevssrs W. D. Jones, Morfa Bychan; W. Emlyn Jones. Hugh Hughes, Park square, and .others, Mr John Davies being the sec- retary. --t)<r--

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