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HOW NOT TO CONDUCT AN EISTEDDFOD.

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HOW NOT TO CONDUCT AN EISTEDDFOD. The Llangendeirne Eisteddfod of 1898 has turned out an immense failure compared to its predecessors. The attendance during the !KV was little more than one-fourth what it was last year many of the competitions had to be struck out of the programme for lack of .Ll r. _r" competitors ana in some me wuimus Wt;Ltj victorious simply because nobody opposed them. It would also appear—from informa- tion whose accuracy we have no reason to doubt-that the balance will appear on the wrong side of the sheet when the accounts are published. And this in spite of the fact that the expenses were cut down to the very lowest figure! In 18D71 .£20 was offered in one prize in 1898 the prize-list only totalled £ 23 15s altogether ? In various little ways the expenses were reduced; even the advertising—the very life-blood of an eisteddfod—was pared down to a practically irreducible minimum. The committee seemed to have thought that this was all money saved they know better now. Anybody may organise an eisteddfod but tha organisation needs to be conducted on pprt-dn lines before the public will patronise fbJ «vnnt It- is tlie eaBie^fc tlunS m the world to state 0>at an eisteddfod will be held on a certain date at a ccrtam place it it, not auite so easy to ensure that the event ^hall be successful. But there are local reasons t-Lf. fsvlnvo. The committee which managed the eisteddfod of 1897 decided to let the affair drop for a year, and to llJv carried on only m alternate years, A, ne\ committee was then hastily formed to Gxuy on the afiair this year. The Llangendeirne Committee are Lho best judges of their own business; but it would seem better policy to have let the event drop than to have carried it through in a half-hearted manner. And when a iarge section of the inhabitants of the locality—possibly the majority—are opposed to an undertaking, it is hopeless to expect much enthusiasm regarding it from outsiders.

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