) Pont-Neath-Vaughan I' Eisteddfod. VISCOUNT TREDEGAR'S ADDRESS. ¡ ——— The 12th annual chair eisteddfod was held in the pretty village of Pont-neath- Vaughan on Saturday, and was as great a success as ever. Hundreds of people streamed in by train, charabancs, and brakes during the afternoon, until the field, which is situate in front of the Angel Hotel, was one moving mass of human beings. The Eight Hon. Viscount Tredegar, the president for the day, arrived by the 12.30 train, Glyn-neath. He was re- ceived by Col. T. Phillilas, Abermellte, and Rev. J. Ll. Thomas, F.R.G.S., Vicar of Aberpergwm. The entry of the train was signalled by the firing of detonators, etc. The station, and in fact the whole line along the route from Glyn-neath to Pont-neath-Vaughan was gaily decorated with flags afld bunting. Welcome to Lord Tredegar," Balaclava/' and other phrases met one's gaze in several places. His Lordship was conveyed in a landau to Abermellte, where he was entertained by Col. and Mrs. Phillipe. His appear- ance on the Eisteddfod platform at 2 p.m. was greeted with rounds of ap- plause. Among those who supported him on the platform were Dr. Gomer Lewis, Swansea, the conductor for the day; Col. Phillips, Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. Davies, Miss Deakin, Vicar of Aberper- gwm the adjudicators, Mr. Hogaen, Mr. D. Glyn Williams, etc. The Vicar of Aberpergwm, in intro- ducing Lord Tredegar to the audience, mentioned an interesting fact in connec- tion with his visit to Count Tolstoy. He aid he was asked by the great Russian writer if there were many Welshmen living who were in the Crimean War, and when the Vicar mentioned Lord Tredegar as having been at Balaclava, Count Tolstoy (who served in that war on the staff of his uncle, Prince Menchi- koff, the commander-in-chief) said that he rode up to the heights the day after the charge and admired the fine English horses that his countrymen had cap- tured. The young Russian officer, who more than 50 years afterwards related it to his Welsh guest, did not find the famous charger, "Sir Briggs," among the captured horses, or probably their president would not be amongst them that day. (Applause.) In the course of his address, Lord Tredegar said he had had considerable experience as president at Eisteddfodau, large and small. He had always found that the president's address was more in the way than otherwise. A learned critic once said that the merit of a poem was that it was soon over. That same merit applied to a president's address. (Laughter and No, no.") He had wan- dered near the spot where Ivor Hael met Dafydd Ab Gwilym, and it had been impossible for him not to feel an inter- est in the Eisteddfod, which recognised the value of literature and art. It was extraordinary to think what a great change had taken place regarding out- siders' views of the Eisteddfod. He could go back to 1872, when Matthew Arnold—the great writer who wrote very pleasant poetry, different and indiffer- ent—attended the great Eisteddfod at Rhyl. In its description of that Eis- teddfod, the Times" wrote a long article which stated: "The Welsh langnage is the curse of Wales, and the Eisteddfod is one of the most mischievous pieces of sentimentalism that could be perpetrated. The sooner Welsh special- ist8 disappear from the face of the earth, the better." That was in 1872. In 1906, what happened? The Gorsedd had been held in Temple Garden, Lon- don—(applause)—and no greater compli- ment was paid to the Eisteddfod than that which appeared in the Tijnee of the following day. (Applause.) There were a great many writers who still wrote depreciatingly of the Welsh people, their language and song, but he had never met anybody who thought it a good country to live out of. Wales was a good country to live in. (Ap- plause.) The Welsh were a nation of intelligent, industrious, and patriotic people—(applause)—who loved poetry and song. If that did not help to make a nation great he did not know what did. He wished every success to the Eisteddfod. (Applause.) Dr. Gomer Lewis referred to the pre- sident as one of the very best landlords they had in the country. (Applause.) One person told him that day that if he would worship anybody except his God it would be Lord Tredegar. Col. Phillips proposed a vote of thanks to Viscount Tredegar, who he knew was very busy just at present, engaged in many capacities all over the kingdom. Still, Viscount Tredegar had honoured them with his presence that day, and they all felt truly grateful to him. He (Col. Phillips) did not think there was any other gentleman in the country who lent himself to so many useful functions as his lordship. (Applause.) The Rev. Mr. Harries, Glyn-neath, seconded, and the motion was heartily carried, The adjudicators for the day were:- Music, Mr. Tom Price, G. and L., Merthyr, and Mr T. J. Hughes, F.T.S.C., Llwvnhendv; literature. Miss Jenkins, Cardiff (who deputised her brother, Gwili), and Rev. J. LI. Thomas (Aber- Jergwm); walking sticks, Mr. E. J ones, J.P., The Forest; prize bags, Mrs. Phillips, Abermellte, and Mrs. E. J. Jones, The Forest. Mr. Tom Richards. A.L.C.M., Rhigos; Miss G. Nuttall and Miss H. J. Evans, Glyn-neath, were the accompanists. Mr. B. Harries acted as chairman of committee, and Mr. W. Kemmeys as treasurer. The secretaries, who per- formed their work admirably, were Mtssrs. W. H. Bevan and R. J. Hughes, Glvn-neath. AWARDS:- Pianoforte solo for children under 14: 1st. Gwladvs M. Davies, Waunarlwydd;. 2nd, David Williams, Melin Cryth'in. Best account of "Battle of Crecy," Edith M. Barwell, Aberdare. Two stanzas to bir S. T. Evans," Mr J. Brvnach Davies, Llanfyrnach. Girls' Solo, Mary Hannah Jones, Sfeiwon, Best history of the Mountains of Wales, Miss A. Turner, Troedvrhiw, ;nd a consolation prize given by the Vicar to Master M. J. Davies. Recitation, children under It, M. ITannah Jones, Skiwen. Bass Solo, Mr. W. D. Jones, Aber- cwmboi. Best account of Spanish Armada, prize --li,vided between « Ivor n and Edith L. Davies, Aberdare. Juvenile Choirs, 4 competing, best Cwmdare, conductor, Mr. D. W. Jones. Penillion Singing, 2 competitors: #Ap Morris. Abercwmboi. Mr. T. Davies, I'wmaman. was the harpist. Essay, "The Geographical and His- torical Account of Rhigos," best Mr. TV. T. Morgan, Rhigos. Recitation, "Yr Emyn Olaf." 16 ap- p-ared in the test and three were select- p[ to apnear on the platform, viz., D. J vffrev Davies, Abercwmboi: J. Rees, }! irwain; and Henry Williams, Cwm- Inch The prize was divided between t! e former two. Ambulance—17 parties competed. Dr. P-itchard awarded the first prize io the cwmbach team, conducted by Mr -Phillip Williams; 2nd to Cwm am an Colliery term, conducted by Mr. T. T). Davies. Best walking stick, divided between M-. Llewelvn Morgan, Blaennedd, and 2\f r'. Benj. Lewis, Pont-neath-Vaughan. Soprano Solo, prize of one guinea given by Col. Phillips, best Miss Lewis, Waunarlwydd- Chair competition, pryddest, "Medel- I wyr Duw," beat "Awenydd y Bryn," j whose proper name did not transpire. The Vicar of Aberpergwm was chaired in his stead. Drum and Fife Band—3 bands, best Llansamlet. Best paper explaining the musical scale, Miss Edith Lily Davies, Aber- dare. Tenor Solo, divided between Llew Jones, Aberdare, and W. Rees, Morris- ten. Male Voice Party, "The Little Church." Five parties competed as follows: Penrhiwceiber, Skiwen, Aber- j cwmboi, Llwydooed, and Hirwain. Mr. Hughes delivered the adjudication, and said that even the 5th in point of merit was well worthy of the prize. There had been v4ry good singing. The best two were Skiwen and Hirwain, but the former had brought out more devotion in the piece, and he awarded the prize to Skiwen. (Applause.) For the Chief Choral there were seven choirs, viz.: Cadoxton, Birchgrove, Abercwmboi, Skiwen, Neath United, Abernant United, and Briton Ferry. Mr Tom Price ave a detailed adjudication, and awarded the prize to Briton FelTY, Skiwen coming next.
Band Contest at Aberdare The 18th annual Cup Contest of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Band Association was held on Saturday at the Athletic Grounds, Aberdare. There were three classes—"A," a B," & « C." The attendance up to the first-class competition was very meagre. In Class C, out of 13 entries only four bands took part. The test was a La Sounambula." In Class B, out of eight entries only two bands competed, the test piece being a selection from Benedict's tuneful opera, "Lily of Killarney." In Class A there were eight entries and six bands com- peted, the test being a grand selection from Verdi's works. Mr. J. Brier, giving his adjudication, said he was per- fectly well aware there were plenty of musicians besides himself on that field who understood the various pieces played that afternoon, but he should award the prize according to his own judgment. He had heard some wonderful playing, and was surprised some of them did not come north and show them up in York- shire what they could do. There was one band in particular that should be heard in the north. In making the award to the band which played second (Aberdare) he was making it to the band he had specially mentioned, for it was as good as any in Yorkshire. Results: Class "A": 1st, Aberdare Town Band (J. Manley); 2nd, Cwmparc (R. S. Smith); 3rd, Ferndale (S. Radcliffe); 4th, Cory's Workmen (J. Bailey). Class B 1st, Dinas (G. Hawkins); 2nd, Gilfach Goch (W. Patterson). Class C 1st, Deri (W. J. Powell); 2nd, Rhymney (S. Radcliffe); 3rd, Cwm- aman (S. H. Thomas); 4th, Lewis-Mer- thyr (J. Locker). Remarks:—It was pleasant hearing to listen to the eulogistic remarks of Mr. Brier in referring to the Aberdare Band. As good as any in Yorkshire is saying a lot, and were it not for the enormous expense no doubt Mr. Man- ley would take his well-known hand to compete amongst the Tykes. Local bands were well to the front in the prize list, both Cwmaman and Lewis- Merthyr coming in for a share. There was an ugly rumour on the field that someone had been trying to "get at" the judge at Cardiff. May the day be far distant when such a practice be- comes rife in South Wales. The adjudi- cation was not well received, in fact the bcoing was loud and continuous, espec- ially when the second prize was an- nounced. The general opinion of many bandsmen was that "Cory Workmen" should have been placed higher in the list, and that Mountain Ash should have been amongst the prizes.
County School Sports. The annual sports in connection with the Aberdare County School were held on Thursday on the Athletic Grounds in ideal weather. The judges were: Dr. Ieuan G. Thomas, L. N. Williams, Esq., J.P., Councillor David Hughes, Coun- cillor W. Thomas, Mr. R. C. Williams, Mr. J. D. Hughes, Boot Hotel. Starter, Mr. F. D. E. George. Appended are the awards 100 Yards Boys' Race, Open: Heat I- 1, B. Reynolds; 2, Harold Mathias. 2nd Heat-I, D. A. Daviee; 2, Elias. 3rd Heat—1, W. Thomas; 2, W. S. Williams. 4th Heat—1, Fred Jones; 2, J. Edwards. Final: 1st, Fred Jones; 2nd, Elias. 100 Yards Girls' Race, Open: Heat 1— 1, V. Pardoe; 2, May Rees. Heat 2- 1, M. Halewood; 2, Lotta Evans. Heat 3-1, M. Tay; 2, A. Woodford and K. Powell dead heat. Final: 1st, M. Halewood; 2nd, V. Pardoe. Long Jump, Open: 1st, D. A. Davies; 2nd, W. J. Curnow. 100 Yards Race, Boys under 15: Heat 1-1, F. Dance; 2, Donald John. Heat 2-1, Allen; 2, Cecil Jones. Heat 3- 1, T. Roderick; 2, G. Thotnas. Final: 1st, Allen; 2nd, F. Dance; 3rd, T. Roderick. Skipping Race, Girls: Heat 1-1, V. Pardoe; 2, May Rees. Heat 2-1, I. Howells; 2, A. Woodford. Heat 3—1, M. Halewood; 2, D. Law. Final: 1st, M. Halewood; 2nd, I. Howells. 220 Yards Race for Boys under 15: 1st, Allen; 2nd, Dance. High Jump, Open: 1st, D. A. Davies; 2nd, W. J. Curnow; 3rd, T. Roderick. 220 Yards Race for Boys, Open: Heat 1—1, B. Reynolds; 2, E. J. Daviee. Heat 2-1, W. Thomas; 2, D. A. Davies. Heat 3-1, D. J. Jones; 2, W. S. Williams. Heat 4: 1, F. Jones (one ran). Final: 1st, F. Jones; 2nd, B. Reynolds. Egg and Spoon Race: Heat 1-1, D. Law; 2, D. Hannah. Heat 2-1, I. Howells; 2, V. Pardoe. Heat 3: 1, F. Walters; 2, E. Bosher. Heat 4: 1, May Lewis (one ran). Final: 1st, F. Wal- ters; 2nd, E. Bosher. Potato Race for Girls: Heat 1-1, May Rees; 2, I. Howells. Heat 2-1, M. Tay 2. Lotta Evans. Final: 1st, Lotta Evans: 2nd, May Rees. 440 Yards Race for Boys, Open: 1st, W. J. Curnow; 2nd, W. S Williams; 3rd, F. Jones. Three-Legged Race for Girls: Heat 1- T. Howells and M. Rees. Heat 2-E. Bosher and R. Walters. Heat 3—M. Hughes and T. Pratt. Final: 1st, Irene Price and K. M. Hughes; 2nd, C. Jones and May Walters. Relay Race: 1st, E. Bosher; 2nd, M. Hughes. Half Milo Race for Boys, Open: 1st, W. S. Williams; 2nd, A. Williams. Chariot Race: 1st, Mostyn George. One Mile Cycle Race for Boys, Open: 1st, D. J. Harrett; 2nd. W. J. Evans. Obstacle Race: 1st Llew Jones; 2nd, E. Reynolds; 3rd, M. Herbert. 220 Yards Race for Old Boys: 1st, D. Ryce Jones; 2nd, W. Hoppell; 3rd, Willie Mason. Consolation Race for Girls: 1st, May Rees: 2nd, Daisy Law. v Consolation Race for Boys: Dan Hughes. Councillor D. Hughes presented the prizes. He hoped that next season the girls would beat the boys in the number of wins. The prizes were all obtained by public contributions, bnt he hoped that in the immediate future the Governors would be able to supply the same. Also that the Governors would be able to supply the pupils with a suit- able ground for training purposes.
Aberdare Trades Council. j The monthly meeting of the Aberdare Trades and Labour Council was held on Thursday at the I.L.P. Institute. In the absence of Mr. Idris Davies, Mr. J. Prowle was voted to the chair. There were also present: Mr. E. Stonelake (secretary), Mr. R. W. Gray (minute secretary), Councillors W. Rees, J.P., Owen Powell, Guardian M. Williams, and a full representation of delegates. DISTRICT COUNCIL AND NON- UNIONISTS. The Secretary reported that the Labour Members had been successful in passing a resolution at the District Council respecting non-unionists. In future the Council would not be allowed to employ any non-unionists, and con- tractors q'oino work for the Council would not be entitled to employ non- unionists, except casual labour. Mr. Stonelake added: People say that the Council and the town will now go to ruin, so we have only to wait and see. SHOPS NOT A. PARADISE. The National Union of Shop Assist- ants sent in the following resolution re labour supply -That this conference directs the attention of parents and guardians to the excessive number of hours worked, defective methods of training for a business career, low wages, and bad conditions generally ob- tained in the distributive trade, as com- pared with the hours and wages and conditions secured by the organised workers in other trades, and urges such parents and guardians to take these facts into consideration when selecting a trade for the boys and girla under their care." Mr. Stonelake: Shops are not a para- dise evidently. What the letter conveys is that other trades are better for boys and men. Mr. Prowle: Teaching, for instance. (Laughter.) ELECTION EXPENSES. The Executive Committee recommend- ed a maximum sum of 48 for each can- didate at an election. After discussion and a division, the recommendation was carried. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. There were 10 nominations for 6 seats on the Executive Committee. The fol- lowing were elected: Messrs Ben Phillips (Fforchaman), Ben Davioo (Cwmneol), W. U. Lewis (Shop Assistants), Isaac Edwards (Bwllfa), W. T. James (Blaen- nant), and D. Stephens (Printers). MARRIED FEMALE TEACHERS. LABOUR MEMBERS' ATTITUDE CONFIRMED. The Chairman referred to the meeting which was to be held on the Monday by the N.U.T. touching the above question. He noticed that most of the speakers were from London. The only exception was Mr. Griffith George, J.P., the Tre- cynon U intelloctual kitten." It was to be a meeting of mud-slinging by cockneys, who could do it all right. He (Mr. Prowle) hoped to be at the meet- ing. Probably he would learn some- thing. There was something to be learned even from an ass on tte beach. (Laughter.) Mr. W. Rees, J.P., in response to the chairman's invitation, spoke very fully of the present situation concerning the dismissal of married female teachers. They had 17 of them in the employ of the Education Committee, but the N.U.T. represented 5 only. Workmen and others had spent a lot of money in educating their children to the pro- fession, and it was unfair for them to be kept back by these married ladies. He also maintained that the teachers who had qualified during the past few years were far ahead of those who had qualified 20 or 25 years ago, and it was only right that the married female teachers should give way to their betters. It should be noted ihat the N.U.T. were representing only 5 out of the 17. The other 12 could go to the dogs. Far from the Labour Members being inconsistent, he contended that the boot was on the ether leg. No man or woman could be a member of the N.U.T. unless he or she was a qualified certificated teacher. The Miners' Federation, on the other hand, welcomed everybody. The Labour Mem- bers were going to stick to their guns, cerne what may. (Applause.) Councillor Owen Powell said it was with some diffidence b ê' addressed the meeting, after the statement made by Mr. A. P. Jones, to the effect that Labour Members could not pass the 5th standard. He did not wish to say any- thing in a boastful fashion, but he chal- lenged Mr. Jones so far as mathematics were concerned. (Hear, hear.) After all, it was not a lot of schooling that al- ways made a man a good citizen. Sound ccmmon-sense was the first qualification. Mr. Powell then went on to speak of the married female teacherp question. Councillor Stonelaka referred to Mr. Tom John's complaint that the Labour Members had refused to receive a depu- tation of teachers. What right had a section of the District Council—7 mem- ber,-to receive a deputation upon a matter that concerned the whole Coun- cil? Mr. J. Prowle observed that the teach- ers had failed at defence, now it was defiance. The N.U.T. was not a trades union. Had not the local teachers ar- gued against joining the Trades Coun- cil on the ground that theirs was a pro- fession and not a trade? (Hear. hear.) A motion upholding the attitude of the Labour Members was "unanimously passed.
Aberdare Evening Classes RESULTS OF COUNTY EXAMIN- ATIONS. Welsh (Teacher, Mr. John Griffiths):- Stage 3- 1st class, George Powell; 2nd class, David Davies. Stage 2: 2nd class, W. T. Elias, John G. Davies, and Thos. Prosser; 3rd class, Evan J. Jones, Wm. Williams, and Wm. R. Price. Mine Surveying (Teacher, Mr. Daniel I Davies): —Stage 2: 1st class, Trevor Williams and Isaac Lewis; 2nd class, D J. Davies, H. Vranch, W. Morgan, I and W. Llewellyn. Stage 1: 1st class, John Howells; 2nd class, Wm. Samuel, W. P. George, Gomer Jones, and Wm. Jones. Geology Abernant School—Teacher, Mr. Wra. Williams:—Stage 1: 2nd class, T. R. Evans. Examinations held at the Aberdare County School. Principles of Mining (Teacher, Mr. Daniel Davies):—Stage 1: ht class, Benj. John,. Stage 2: 1st class, Wm. H. Davies; 2nd class, Wm. P. George, Gomer Jones. Stage 3: 1st class, Isaac Lewis, Trevor Williams; 2nd class, Wm. Morgan. Wm. M. Llewellyn. Honours: 1st class, .Tames R Phelps; 2nd class, John H. Williams. Book-keeping (Teacher, Mr. W. W. P. Lewis): —Stage 3: 2nd class, Roderick Williams (61 marks); 3rd class, Brychan Williams (45 marks). Stage 2: 3rd class, Benorwen Morley Griffiths (45 marks). Slage 1: 3rd class, Wm. John Morris (52 marks), Albert Cummings (44 marks)
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Photographic Notes. BY "ORTHO." If there is one thing more aggravating than another, it is to find the fine shutter that is attached to our De Luxe Camera in a state of coma, that is to say, on strike." What can be more exasperating than to find when far away from any place we can hope to effect repairs that the usually reliable shutter either refuses to open, or when it has been opened will not close ? Is there a remedy or makeshift that will enable us to at least make an exposure or two, even if we cannot hope to accomplish all that we set out to do. If the lens projects out. of the lens board with even a very small hood then we should have a lens cap to fit always with us. Then at least time exposures may be made, if not snaps, but I have known workers who could and did make reasonably rapid exposures with a cap, and very successful they were, but that was before Shutters came into univer- sal existence, and they were trained in the use of this humble cover. If the lens is flush with the front of the camera-and I am now speaking of the ordinary Box form magazine—if you are loaded with 12 plates, to make 6time exposures, you must be prepared to lose 6 plates. This is how a friend of mine got over the difficulty. He fixed up the camera on a wall for a time exposure, then cov- ering the lens with his handkerchief rolled up into a ball, pressing it well into the lens opening, he dropped the first plate, which of course was fogged, and made the exposure upon the second, covered the lens and dropped that plate. He now had the third plate open to the lens to fog, but got his next exposure as before on the fourth, and thus on through the lot till the twelth. On a stand camera with a roller blind shutter, either behind or in front of the lens, a cap would be ample, and the remedy is obvious. We should take the precaution of frequently trying the shutters as they are very liable to go amiss, In fact I have known the very highest class shutter that is made go wrong at a very critical moment, much to the discomfiture of the owner. There is a shutter that can be procur- ed from most makers, It is little known amongst present day camera users, and I am certain that it is the best all round shutter that can be purchased. I am speaking of the simple Flap Shutter that is worked by a Tube and Ball. The writer uses this form of shutter a good deal, and I was quite surprised the other day, when out in the company of a much older man than myself, both in age and camera experience, to find that my two shutters were the first that he had ever seen. He was quite delighted with the simplicity of them, and has gone in for one himself. With this form you can make almost any kind of exposure you desire, from fast to slow. Less expo- sure can be given to the sky than to the foreground, thus preserving any clouds that may be in the sky, and thus in the resulting negative you have sky and subject combined. A good useful book on the subject can be bought for six. pence, entitled I- Outdoor Exposures." At the time of writing it is very hot and dry, and the dust is blowing in clouds. Great care should be exercised in protecting the lens and slides from the dust and heat; but we must be thankful for the summer, and make the best of it while it remains.
T-- Trades U nicer of Friendly Society. AN IMPORTANT APPEAL CASE FROM ABERDARE COURT. An appeal from a decision of Judge Bryn Roberts was heard in the Division- al Court, London, on Saturday. Mr. Compton (instructed by Messrs. Smith, Rundle, and Dodds, agents for Mr. W. R. Edwards, Aberdare) appeared for the appellant, Alfred Gosney, Trecynon. The case, which involved important and technical points of law, turned "upon the question whether a society known as the Bristol and West of England Operative Society was or was not a trade union. The amount involved was only half a crown, and arose out of the alleged breaking of a sick rule, the society hav- ing fined Gosney that sum. The case, which was not argued on its merits in the Aberdare Court, was decided upon the technical point whether the society was a trade union or not so as to be pro- tected by Section 4 of the Trade Union Act of 1871. The decision of Judge Bryn Roberts was that it was a Trade Union, and so protected. Judgment in the High Court was reserved. The society is registered as a trade union.
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