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Windfall for the Exchequer.


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Treherbert New Schools.

Hearts of Oak Delegatien.

Cwmpark Brass Band.


-------Grand Concerts at Cwmpark.


---------Uaqtwit Fardre Eisteddfod.


Uaqtwit Fardre Eisteddfod. The prospects of this year's Eisteddfod ft the Salem Baptist Chapel are exceedingly bright, for no fewer than nine choirs have al- ready entered for the various choral competi- tions, while the number of contestants on the solos, duets, etc., promises to be abnormally large. All arrangements have been completed under the able supervision of the energetic secretary, Mr Thomas Williams, Maesyffynon, and, given a fine day, the success of this year's gathering is assured. For the concert the Com- mittee have been fortunate in retaining such high-ckss artistes as Mrs Evans (Llinos Mor- ganwg), Miss Olive Grey, R.A.M., London; Mr C. Evans (Eos Gwynno), and the ever- popular baritone, Mr D. Chubb. Last year th, Committee lost the services of the last- named gentleman owing to their dilatoriness, Mr Chubb having been engaged as adjudicatoi and vocalist at Wrexham, North Wales, be- fore being approached by the Salem Commit- tee, but this year, the friends at Llantwit, in- tent on securing him for the present concert, wisely engaged him months ago, and although Mr Chubb, since then has had tempting offers 0" engagements for Good Friday at Beaufort. Cardiff, North Wales, Cinderford, Newcastle- on-Tyne, etc., he—true to his native place— has declined them all. The Llantwit annual Eisteddfod is now a well-known institution, the present meeting being the 24th. It will interest our readers to know that the first competition at the first Eisteddfod was a con- test for alto voices, and Mr Chubb—then very voung—earned off the prize. Ever since he has steadily climbed the ladder of fame, and now enjoys a very wide reputation as school- master, eisteddfod adjudicator, and vocalist. In the latter capacity Mr Chubb scored his crowning success at the Newport National Eis- Leddfod, 1897, the prize of jS5 5s and certificate offered for the bass solo and half the prize offered for the baritone solo, thus creating a record previously unknown in the National Eisteddfod arena, and this not withstanding tliat there were 67 contestants in the bass solo competition and 57 in the baritone contest. Mr Evans (Eos Gwynno) is a great favourite it Llantwit. and undoubtedly his present ap- pearance will serve to enhance his splendid reputation. Mrs Evans is a pupil of Miss Grey ind recently appeared at LIantwit,- and fairly captivated her hearers. Great things are ex- pected of Miss Olive Grey, and we feel cos- ident that she will certainly uphold the hon. sur and reputation enjoyed by all singers that have had the good fortune of being trained at the Royal Academy of Music, London. The tecompatdments-at the Eisteddfod and concert wiI: be entrusted to Miss Edith Williams, Church Village, at whose hands they will surely receive justice. The Rev T. Richards will conduct the Eisteddfod proceedings while Mr r. Williams (Brynfah) and Mr Hopkin Thomas if us. Bac., will adjudicate in the literary and musical contests respectively. Refreshments ivill be provided as usual at the Chapel Vestry. All desirous of spending Good Friday in a iiippy and. at the same time, beneficial man- ler, should pay a visit to the Llantwit Eis- teddfod.