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VICTORIA IRON WORKS. VICTORIA CYMIIEIGYDDION" SOCIETY. The first annual meeting of the above society was held at the Bee Inn, on St. David's day. J. Beaumont, Esq., took the chair, and briefly addressed the meeting. He then called on Mr. D. S. Lewis to read his, and Mr. J. Davies's (Brychan) awards: 1. For the best essay on the superiority of the Welsh over the English language—prize ;El-awarded to ap Tylle; the proper name was received. 2. For the best elegy on the late Rev. T. Price (Carnhu- an&wcJ—prize £ 1—Cymro Gularus. 3. For the best essay on the Antse),ait -prize 5s.— Penderin, 4. For the best englynion on the new year—prize 5s.— 11forganiad. 5. For the best set of singers, in four parts, of the Welsh air Merch Megan'—Mr. T. Williams, Ebbw Yale, and Mr. J. Rowlands, Victoria, contended for the prize Mr. W. Morgan, Rhymney, decided in favour of Mr. J. Rowlands. 6. For the best essay on the most effective means of preserv- ing health—prize 10s.— Mr. T. Lloyd, Briery Hill. 7. For the best five stanzas in praise of Joseph Beaumont, Esq.—prize 10s.—Mr. J. Evans, Ebbw Vale. 8. For the best historical essay on the county of Carmarthen —prize £1 10s.-two competitors of equal merits, Mr. T. Nicholas, and Mr. T. Lloyd, both of Briery Hill. The prize was therefore divided between them. 9. For the best historical stanzas on the county of Carmar- then-prize 15s.—Mr. E. Jones, Ebbw Vale. 10. For the best set of singers, in four parts, of the Welsh air" Difyrwch Gwyr -prize 10s.—Mr. J. Rowlands. 11. To the best female singer of any Welsh air, accompa- nied by the harp-prize os.—Miss H. Edmunds, Ebbw Vale. 12. To the best male singer of any Welsh air, accompanied by the harp—prize 5s.—Mr. JL Moore, Victoria. There were seven competitors. Mr. LI. Williams, of Caerphilly, played at intervals on the harp, which elicited the applause of all. Two prizes of 28. 6d. each were then offered for the best extempore englynion, which were awarded to Mr. A. Jenkins, Ebbw Vale, and Mr. D. Jones, Rhymney. Mr. D. S. Lewis then rose aud delivered an excellent address on the character of Cymreigyddion societies. The Chairman delivered an interesting address, expressive of delight with the proceedings of the day, and his respect for the w inhabitants of the neighbourhood generally. The Rev. C. Lewis, of Ebbw Vale, in highly eulogistic terms, then proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Beaumont for taking the chair, which was enthusiastically responded to. 0 Mr. Beaumont returned thanks. A vote of thanks was also given to the judges, after which the meeting separated.