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BY "SPECTATOR." ASSOCIATION. Glamora Cup Final—Aberdare v. Moun- tain Ash. The above important event was fought out on Thursday last at the New Athletic Grounds. The odds were j greatly in favour of Aberdare, judging by League form. While the Mount hold very lowly position on the Table, the Darians head the list, and are not likely to relinquish their position, requiring only two points out of a possible six to become League Champions for the season 1S09—1910. Their record is: Played 14, won 12, drawn 2; goals for 71; against, 8; points, 26. 000 Mr. McLaren, the donor of the hand- some trophy, journeyed to Mountain Ash, and brought the eleven players up to Aberdare in his motor car. This kind act was greatly appreciated by the visi- tors. r) o Unfortunately for Aberdare, Danny Jones, the back selected to partner Alf Pickering, was compelled to stand down through an injury. Evan Pugh was therefore included in the eleven. For Mountain Ash were: Goal, Meredith; full-backs, Jack Thomas and Eynon; i- backs, T. A. Thomas, Flooks, and Row- botham; forwards, Parry, Protheroe, Tom Evans, J. E. Thomas, and W. Evans. Aberdare: Goal, C. W. Strothers; backs, Alf Pickering and Evan Pugh; +-backs, W, Crowlev. W. Thomas, and D. Parry; forwards, Harry Williams, Josh Wolla- cotte, Ivor Davies (capt.), Cliff Brain, and Percy Gardener. Referee, Mr. Williams, Brithdir. Gardener sent in a long swing- ing centre which the captain trapped, and sent out to Josh Woollacotte, who was unmarked. Josh made no error with the shot, and Meredith was left standing. Woollacotte had the satisfaction of heading a second goal. Occasional bursts by the Blues were never dangerous, although on one occasion Evans, had he been a little faster, might have stolen a rkiarch on the Dare custodian, who hesi- tated about coming out. Strothers took a flying kick, and sent the leather into cooler regions. Half-time score: Aber- dare, 2 goals; Mountain Ash, nil. In the second half pretty combination between Woollacotte and Harry Wil- liams took play into the Mount quartern, where Ivor Davies was at fault with a fine opening. He made amends shortly afterwards, and Aberdare were three up. By means of free-kicks the Mount in- vaded Aberdare territory, and from the last Tommy Evans beat Strothers with a clever cross shot. Young Billy Thomas, who plaved a champion game throughout, drove hard at the ball, and cleared all movements that looked dangerous, in a Steve Jones fashion. Time arrived leav- ing Aberdare the winners of the Cup by 3 goals to 1. OOO The best team won admittedly. Stroth- ers did not have much to do, but the tome backs were far below form, and luckily for them the three halves were never at fault. Billy Thomas (Milk) was the star artist. Tom Evans, the visiting centre-forward, will not forget him in a hurry, the old Cefnpennar boy being completely overshadowed. Dai Parry and Crowley, "the wing halves, while not so conspicuous, were doing all that was necessary. After the game Mrs. (Dr.) Rhvs presented the Cup to the winning captain. Each of the 22 players—winners p and runners-up-received a medal.
BY "MUDDIED OAF," ASSOCIATION. TREHAFOD CHARITY CUP .-SEMI- j FINAL ROUND. Cwmbach Crescents v. Aberaman Wan- dciers iGlamorgan League Champions). This re-played match took place at the Athletic Grounds, Aberdare, on Friday. Mr. Morgan Morgan, of Nelson, officiated as referee. For Cwmbach Crescents: Goal. Tom Meredith: backs, Morgan J. Davies and Morgan Lloyd; halves, Sain Richards, Dick Davies. & Joe Matthews; forwards, Tom Edwards, 'Edwin Snow, Jack Evans. Charlie Gilbert, and Will Jones. Aberaman Wanderers: Goal, Ben Mutiday; backs, Jim Williams and T. J. Cumner: halves. Jack Crumb, Tom Finn, and Dick Samuels; forwards, W. Clarke, George Key, Will Wood, Charlie Wil- liams, and Charlie Silverthorn. OOO Cwmbach made a sudden burst, from which Tom Edwards, their right winger, drew first blood. Half-time score: Cwm- bach Crescents, 1 goal; Aberamanr Wan- derers. nil. In the second half the Wan- derers were awarded a penalty, which Meredith saved grandly. Charlie. Wil- liams equalised. The match was inter- rupted through, several players sustain- ing injuries. Dick Davies, of Cwmbach, was taken off the field suffering from fractured ribs as the result of a kick. Davids was attended bv several members of St. John Ambulance Association. Final score, one goal each. OOO Aberdare Excelsiors v. Abernant. This match took place at the Park on "Friday last, when Mr. Tom Lauder Phillips acted as referee. Abernant were: Goal, Tom Watkins; backs, Tommy Mclntyre. and Jack Rosser; halves, Dai Thomas, Rees Davies, and Charlie Williams; for- wards, W. Stockton Williams, Tom Evans, W. Williams (capt). Aaron Stiley, and I). J. Davies. In the first balf Abernant scored a goal through W. Wli- liams. -The Excels, fought hard to equalise, but Rees Davies, Jack Rosser, 1;k"=<W.ø:a:<m"!<IIII and Watkins were safe. After the change of ends, Wm. Stockton Williams scored another goal from a penalty for Abernant. The Excelsiors were clever ai, back, but not good enough in attack- ing tactics. Final score: Abernant, 2 goals; Aberdare Excelsiors, nil. 000 Aberdare Church XI., v. Gadlys Cor- inthians at the Church Grounds on Saturday last, when Mr. Jack Holloway, of the Territorials A.F.C., officiated as referee. Aberdare Church XI.: Goal, Charles Ham; backs, W. J. Edwards and Elias Morgan; halves, E. Richards, Jack Jones, and Jack Evnon; forwards, Oswald Williams. Jack Phillips, Wm. Harris, Jack Williams, and Clayton. Gadlys Corinthians: Goal, Morgan Morgan; backs, Frank Humphreys and D. James Jones; halves, Sam Morris, W. Powell, and Jack Parsons; forwards, Jenkin Jones, Howell Jones, Wm. Isaac Jones, Richard Charles, and Ezer Davies. Richard Charles, the youngest member of the team, opened the score for Gadlys. Final: Corinthians, 1 goal; Church XI., nil. 000 Aberdare and District League, Chal- lenge Cup Competition. Mountain Ash Crusaders v. Trecynon Windsors. This match took place last week at Penrhiw- ceiber, when Mr Tom Williams, Roberts- town, officiated as referee. Trecynon won by the score of 2 goals to 1, when the scorers were Tom Howells and D. T. Evans. 000 Mountain Ash Recreation v. Abernant at Mountain Ash on Saturday. Mr. D. Meth Davies. Cwmbach, officiated as referee. Abernant had the assistance of W Bowen in goal and Tom Fowler at full-back. The Abernant team were: Goal, W, Bowen; backs, D. J. Jenkins and Tom Fowler; halves, Tom Evans, D. J James, and Charles Williams; for- wards, W. Williams, D. J. Davies, W. A. Williams, Aaron Stiley, and David Evan Morgan. The Recreation were aggressive and Joe Jones drew first blood from a pen- alty kick. After the change of ends, W. Williams scored for Abernant, and the Recreation scored a further goal through 1Will Evans. Final score: Mountain Ash Recreation XI., 2 goals; Abernant, 1 goal. 0 0 0 Aberdare Rovers v. Aberdare Excel- siors, at the Park on Saturday last, when Mr. George Phillips, of the Trecynon United, acted as referee. Aberdare Rovers: Goal, Jack Hemlock; backs, Richard Rees and W. J. Williams; halves, Will Scorey, Jim Hemlock, and A Thomas; forwards, Dicky Rees, Tom Dally, Arthur Davies, Tom Caslin. and j Evan Hughes (of the Territorials A.F.C.). Aberdare Excelsiors: Goal, Leyshon Thomas; backs, Will Evans and Dan Truman; halves, D. Tavender. Tom Grif- fiths, and W. Behenna; forwards, Dan Brown, Tom Evans, A. Uphill, D. Thomas, and D. James-Richards. In the first half T. N. Evans scored a goal for the Excelsiors. Tom Dally levelled the scores, but shortly before the interval thevExcelsiors secured another goal. In the second moiety Jack Hemlock was twice beaten. The Rovers, however, managed to score another goal. Final score: Aberdare Excelsiors, 4 goals; Aberdare Rovers, 2 goals. Last week the Aberdare Rovers defeated the Dowlais Juniors by 3 goals to 2. The scorer for the Rovers was Jim Hemlock. RUGBY. Mountain Ash v. Penarth. This im- portant match took place at the Moun- tain Ash Athletic Grounds on.Saturday. Mr. Todd, of Pontypridd, was referee, For Mountain AshBack, Williams; J- backs, Farrow, Dai Arthur Davies, G. Mellish, and E. Griffiths; i-backs, Wvnd- ham Jones and J. Benjamin; forwards, T, Shepherd (capt.), Geo. Caple, P.C. Bevan, Dick Jarman. Alf Fryer, Dai Watts, Brown, and Bowen. Gunstone, Penarth's clever centre, dropned a beau- tiful goal. Caple made a fruitless at- tempt to equalise. Final score: Penarth, 1 dropped goal (4 points): Mountain Ash, nil.
ABERAMAN FOOTBALL. "ONLOOKER." The Aberaman Windsors journeyed on Saturday to Ystradmynach tc fulfil a league match. Mr. Williams, ad- ach, held the whistle. For the Windsors: Goal, C. Rees: > backs. Morgan Davie-?, W. Rees; f-baclcs, W. J. Edwards, W. T. Morgan, E. Jones; forwards, J. Thomas, S Chattington, T. George, A. Clarke, and W. Edevane (vice-captain). A free-kick was awarded the Windsors, and W. T. Morgan took the kick, which missed by a few inches. Ystrad broke away and scored through Stephens. Half-time score: Ystradmynach. 1 goal; Windsors, nil. After lemon time the Windsors scored through Evan Jones. Final score: Windsors, 1 goal; Ystradmynach, 1 goal. Prominent for the Windsors were Wat. Rees. Morgan Davies, Sid Chattington, W. T. Morgan, T. George, and W. J. Edwards. OOO A battle royal took place at Michael's field on Saturday afternoon. The con- testants were the Aberaman Wanderers and Trecynon Windsors. Mr. Dan Griffiths, Aberaman,- was referee. For Trecynon: Goal, Jack Phillips; backs, Eddie Morgan and Tommy Austin; halves. Alec Taylor, E. Griffiths, and John Rees; forwards, J. Thomas. Tommy George, Tom Howells. Tom Pittard, and Rosser. Wanderers: Goal, Ben Munday; backs, Tom Batten and Tom Finn (cant): halves, G. Welsford. T. Cumner. and J. Crumb; forwards, J. Masters, tfBobby" Williams, George Key, Penry Williams, and Edwin Batten. The Wanderers pene- trated the Trecynon defence, and J. Masters found the net with a lovely cross- shot. The Wanderers' second goal was cleverly brought about. J. Masters passed right across the field to the left wing, whence E. Batten put in a shot. This was repelled by Phillips, the custod- ian, but Penry Williams got possession and did the final trick in fine style. Still another point came before half-time, Welsford putting in a long shot. Inter- val score: Wanderers, 3 goals to nil. 000 After the change of ends Trecynon ob- tained a splendid goal from a shot by Tommv George. Final-score: Aberaman Wanderers, 3 goals; Trecynon, 1. The trio of half-backs belonging to the win- trio of half-backs belonging to the win- hers were decidedly clever. It was the largest crowd of the season for Michael's field. By virtue of the above win Aber- aman are at the head of the Aberdare and District League. Apart, from this, their first team are the virtual winners of the 3rd Division of the Glamorgan League. Besides, they have reached the semi-final stages in the Trehafod Chari- ty Cup and the Aberdare Knock-Out Cup contest. The next desideratum is a strong 2nd Division team next season, and a suitable field.
"Buffaloes" at FootbaU. A CWMBACH GAME. With eager step I set out on Easter Monday morning to see the great match between the "MarrieCL and the Single'' at Cwmbach. All the players belonged to that august body known by the famil- iar letters R.A.O.B. The members of one team had all gone beyond the hymen- eal altar (poor things!), whereas most of the other eleven remained as yet quite unconscious of H love's young dream." It was whispered to me during the course of the match that some of the latter would disqualify themselves before next year, for they are living perilously near to the suffragettes. In fact, if they do not actually sing "Put me amongst the girls," they are often serenading in the streets of Cwmbach singing to sweet maidens, "Love me and the world is mine." The match committee placed me in a reportorial quandary. I naturally went to the Ynvs Meadow field, the ac- knowledged grounds par excellence of the Cwmbach teams. Imagine my astonish- ment when I found that merfly the goal- posts were in evidence. What had be- come of the players? Had the married men funked ? No Let such ignoble thought be banished from my mind. I repaired to the headquarters of the R.A.O.B. at the Royal Oak. Here I gleaned that the match was in progress at Green Meadow, a field conspicuous for its obscurity. I wended my way up the Tunnel road to see the second moiety. Contrary to popular expectation, the married men were immeasurably superior to their opponents. Why, their very pace set the referee, Mr. Dan Davies, out of puff n more than once. I veritably be- lieve that they had been in for special home training for this match, and I arked one of their champions after the game what weight dumb-bells he used. He declined to give the show" away, but I could not help noticing a bottle of Elliman's embrocation peeping out of his pocket. The men of double harness pene- trated their opponents' citadel no fewer than 5 times. Against this the lonely ones retaliated with but a solitary goal. Rather a big difference, wasn't it? Well, it only shows that it is not a disadvantage in all respects to be a married man. Those who covered themselves with mud and glory by scoring at this match were For the married ones: Moses Price, 2; Evan Griffiths, 2; and J. M. S. James. while for the single ones the fortunate player was Tom Williams. May the tables be reversed next year.
Mertthyt* Soarcl of Guardians. I SATURDAY.—Present: Mr. D. Hopkins (in the chair), Mrs Evans, M-rs. Rich- ards, Mrs. Williams, Revs. D. L. Jones, W. C. Thomas, LI. M. Williams, J. O'Reilly, J. D. Rees, T. Rees, Messrs. J. Prowle, J. Price, D. Evans, J.P. (Hirwain), Mcth Davies, W. Hiley, H. Jones, J. Edwards, W. Jones, W. Harris, Richard Rees, J. Rogers, D. Hughes, B. Lewis, Morgan Williams, R. Rees (Aberdare), D. Evans (Merthyr), D. Davies, J.P., S. Thomas, Idris Davies, J. Aurelius; with Messrs. F. T. James (clerk) and J. L. Morris (deputy I clerk). WANTED THE CHILDREN BACK, Mr. & Mrs. Christopher, Gwawr-street, I Aberaman, applied for the custody or their four children, who are now at the Training School.—It was decided that the application be granted, on condition that the Relieving Officer's report as to the character of the applicants and the con- dition of their home be satisfactory. CHAIRMAN'S FAREWELL. The Rev. LI. M. Williams referred to the fact that this was the last meeting for the chairman, Mr. D. Hopkins, to attend, inasmuch, as he would not seek re-election as Guardian. He wished to pav a compliment to Mr. Hopkins for the excellent way in which he had dis- charged his duties as chairman. He would propose a hearty vote of thanks to him. This was seconded by Father O'Reilly, and supported by the Rev. T. Rees, Mr. J. Aurelius, and Mrs. Richards. The vote of thanks was cordially car- ried, and Mr. Hopkins appropriately ac- knowledged. A DEFIANT OFFICER. REFUSES TO APOLOGISE. Mr. Hugh Jones called the attention of the Board to the action of the collector's clerk, George Dart. He had, in the col- I lector's room, spoken offensively to two wemen. He had said to one of the women, What check on your part to seek relief when you have just received Æ200 compensation." As a matter of ract, the woman had not received the £ 200. Dart had subsequently attended the Relief Committee, where he had spoken offensively to the Rector of Dow- lais, and to the whole committee. He had said that he was independent of the Guardians, and snapped his fingers at them. Dart was thereupon ushered to the room, and questioned by the chairman. Dart held that Mr. Hugh Jones had flared up and spoke insultingly to him, simply because he made a casual remark in conversation with the woman. Chairman: Did you say that you are independent of the Guardians? Dart: I said I did not care for the Guardians, as I had nothing to expect from them. Mr. J. Rogers: What made you snap your fingers ? Dart: If I did that I did it unconscious- ly. Father O'Reilly: If you said anything offensive I suppose you are prepared to apologise to the Guardians? Dart: Yes, and I consider that Mr. Jones ought to apologise to me. Mr. W. Harris: Did you say you had nothing to thank the Guardians for? Dart: Yes, and I say it still. I have my opinion of some of them. Father O'Reilly: Is the matter really so serious as to warrant the dismissal of the officer? If h6' were to express his regret would not thatrbe enough? Several voices: No. Mr. Meth Davies suggested that Dart be dismissed unless he apologised. He had said that he did not care a rap for the Guardians. No person had the right to come there and insult them. Mr. Prowle suggested that Dart be dis- missed, and let him seek to be re-instated if he wished. Mrs. Evans held that the officers should not interfere with, people in the manner that Dart had done. It was carried that Dart be asked to apologise, and in the event of a refusal that he be given a month's notice. Dart was thereupon summoned to the room, and the chairman informed him of the Board's resolution. Dart All right, I shall put in my notice. The incident then closed.
Liberalism v. Socialism. MR. ERNEST EVANS AT ABERDARE. On Saturday evening Mr Ernest Evans, B.A., B.C.L., ex-president of the Cam- bridge Union, and one of the most ar- dent of the Young Wales band of politi- cians, addressed a meeting at the Memor- ial Hall, Aberdare, under the auspices of the Young Liberals League. Alderman David Hughes presided. Mr. Evans dealt with Mr. Lloyd George's endeavour to meet the unparal- leled deficit in the finances of the country. An old saying was, It is money that makes the mare go." In this instance it set the whole stud of Lord Lansdowne galloping. All his old crocks were turned out for the race. The real reason why the Lords opposed th6 Budget was be- cause it interfered with two great mono- polies, the land monopoly and the liquor monopoly. The Budget emphasised the struggle between Free Trade and Tariff Reform. He had with great eagerness and effort been trying to find out the meaning of Tariff Reform. It was said that it mant work for all. The unem- ployment in tariffed countries gave the lie to this. The "Daily Express" de- fined is as a prevention against burglary. It meant probably that there would be fewer things to burgle. The Budget was opposed because it embodied a policy which entailed that all should pay into the Exchequer according to their finan- cial ability. The Lords would not ex- amine too closely the Liberal measure sent to them. That was too much of a tax on their intelligence. If undeveloped intelligence were taxed as well as un- developed land the lords would be heavily assessed. We had been asked to copy the Prussian mode of Government. Well, if we were going to imitate Germany, let us ccpy its best things. (Hear, hear.) Let us emulate its regard for scientific edu- cation. It was a moot question among Liberals as to whether there should be one or two Chambers. Well, when the Conservatives were in power there was but one Chamber really, for then the House of Lords rarely exercised its functions. Lord Rosebery had referred to other countries where second cham- bers existed and flourished, but he did not explain that those chambers were ruled by the economy and the will of the people. He would ask the members of the League to concentrate their efforts on the question of the Veto. Wales had a peculiar interest in this question. The speaker then reviewed the progress of Liberalism in Wales. A great deal was said about an independent Welsh Parlia- mentary Party. But whether they should have such party or not the leaders of every constituency should at any rate see to it that good men were chosen as M.P/s He wished to congratulate the Merthyr Boroughs on the excellent choice they made in selecting Mr. Edgar Jones at the last election—(hear, hear)—and he looked forward to the time when this con- stituency would be represented by two men who were thoroughly acquainted with Wales and in thorough sympathy with Welsh ideals. (Loud applause.) It was not an accident that Wales was pro- gressive, and it was not an accident that the House of Lords was reactionary. It was a strenuous struggle between the stalwarts of freedom and the custodians of privilege. Trech gwlad nag ar- glwydd had always been a favourite Welsh motto. Wales had always been the cradle of freedom and now it stood up for freedom of government—the most elementary phase of freedom. (Ap- plause.) The Chairman remarked that the motto of the Young Liberals of Aberdare in their conflict with the forces of reaction should be, "Up guards, and at them." He was glad to see several Liberal candi- dates in local elections present, and the meeting would be glad to hear them speak. Mr. H. H. Evans, M.E., District Coun- cil candidate, being invited to speak, said that young men of the calibre of Mr. Evans were going to advance young Wales. He would like to see him at some future time working shoulder to shoulder with their Senior M.P. (Applause.) He congratulated the Aberdare Young Liber- als on their success in bringing such ex- cellent speakers to the valley. Mr. T. Lewis, District Council candi- date, said that Mr. H. H. Evans and him- self were like the House of Lords between the devil and the deep sea. (Laughter). He was himself a very young Liberal. (Loud laughter.) He had joined the other party thinking that they had. a pro- gressive programme, but was disappoint- ed, hence his leaving them. The old Liberals had also been inactive locally. However he hoped the young Liberals would go along and take an active part in local politics. On the Monday they would have a chance t6 redeem the past and abolish the veto of the local lords. (Applause.) Mr. Ogwen Williams, candidate in the Guardians election, said that he had come out to fight in the spirit displayed by the Mid-Glamorgan Young Liberals. He ob- jected to the Socialists of Aberdare ex- ploiting Labour as they did. From the tone of that meeting he had no hesita- tion in advising the acceptance of Mr. Keir Hardie's challenge. If they would have four candidates for this Borough he had no doubt which of them would be at the bottom of the poll. (Hear, hear.) Mrs. R. H. Miles hoped that the enthu- siasm manifested at that meeting would culminate in the return of two good and sound Welsh Liberals to represent this constituency in Parliament. (Applause.) She hoped that shortly they would have not only a Welsh Chancellor of the Ex- chequer but also a Welsh Prime Minister. (Hear, hear.) Mr Aubrey Roberts, B.A., the secretary of the Young Liberals League, said that all Liberals, should go in for a course of strict training and equip themselves for the fight to come. He moved a vote of thanks to the lecturer. Mr. W. J. Evans, in seconding, said that he was a member of the League, but one of the class described by their junior. M.P. as thrown in." The Rev. J. M. Jones, M.A., in support- ing the resolution, said that they should bear in mind that Liberalism did not mean a fight with either Socialism or Toryism, but a demand for measures of social reform.
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Organ Recital at Cwmbach.* There was a crowded attendance at the renovated edifice of Bryn Seion Cong. Church on Thursday evening last, when a splendid organ recital was held to mark the opening of the new pipe organ that has been installed. Mr. W. J. Evans, Aberdare, made an ideal chairman, and delivered an appropriate address. The organist was Mr. Harry Evans, F.R.C.O., Liverpool. The programme opened with an overture on the organ, entitled, U vVil- liam Tell" (Rossini). Mr. Evans showed himself to be a perfect master of the in- strument. Miss May John, R.A.M., Pcith, then sang Y golomen wen in a pleasing manner. Next came a fantasia on the hymn-tune, "Crugybar," the organist's own composition, which he in- terpreted with wonderful effect. Mr. Llew. E. Bowen, Swansea, was the next singer, his rendering of the solo, ""Why do the nations?" (Handel) being admir- able. Part 1. concluded with the organ selections: (a) « Solveig's Song" (Greig) and (b) March, Pomp and Circum- stance (Elgar). Miss May John's ren- dering of The Holy City drove musi- cal enthusiasts into raptures of delight. Mr. Harry Evans then played the cc Pas- toral Fantasia of his own composition. In response to loud encore calls he played The Volunteer Organist." Mr. Llew R. Bowen then sang "Y milwr elwyfedig," and Miss May John followed with the solo, Gethsemane." Miss John and Mr. Bowen gave an exception- ally able rendering of the duet, "What have I to do with thee?" (Eiljah). The organ chorus, "Hallelujah to the Father" (Beethoven) was gone through by Mr. Evans with magnificent effect. A ¡' vote of thanks to the chairman was pro- posed by the Rev. R. H. Davies, B.A., and seconded by Mr. Thomas Lloyd. Hen wlad fy nhadau was then sung by Miss May John, the whole audience joining in the refrain. A most pleasant evening was spent, and the organ funds have been greatly enriched.
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Mount Eisteddfod Review. BY "BREVE." The 1910 Easter Eisteddfod was a com- plete success. The attendance could not have been very far shcrt of 20,000. The day's takings amounted to about .£300, and the total receipts will be over £ 1,000. The straightforward manly criticisms of Dr. H. Walford Davies won the admir- ation of the huge crowd. His adjudica- tions were not scrappy, and were most fair, winners and losers alike being satis- fied with his decisions. His advice to the choirs should do them good, and especially his remarks as to the enunciation of the words. Personally I did not think the standard of the singing was equal to that of past years, excepting the soloists. I have certainly never heard purer or better contraltos in competition than those on Monday. The local choirs were certainly in evidence in the prize list, and Penrhiwceiber's win in the second choral was very popular. They won without a doubt. Birmingham were a failure this time, their voices, especially the tenors, seeming to me like an overstrung piano. They sang unaccompanied—the only party to do so, and kept a marvellously true pitch, finishing practically dead in tune. I don't think anyone would quibble about John Price's famous Rhym- ney Choir. They were a long shot ahead. The Mountain Ash Volunteer Band are coming to the front again. To take 2nd place to Foden's, last year's Belle Vue winners, is no disgrace. Peg away, Mr. Greenwood, and you'll get there.
Harpists at Duffryn House. On Wednesday evening Master Taliesin Merfyn Morgan, Canal Head House, Aberdare, the harpist to the Aberdare Cymrodorion Society, played at the Duffryn, Aberdare, before Lord Aberdare and his guests. His sister, Miss Nancy Morgan, also played on the Celtic harp. His Lordship and his guests expressed themselves as highly delighted.
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Mr. Edgar" Jonas coming, —— Mr. Edgar Jones, M.P., will address a meeting at Ebenezer Chapel, Trecynon, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, under the auspices of the Young Liberals' League. This is the first meeting of onr senior M P. in the constituency since the election. Mr Hemmerde, M P., the well-known orator, will also speak, as weH as some local gentlemen.
Aberpepgwrn Rersovatiors Scheme* At the Easter Vestry for Aberpergwrn the vicar (Rev. J. I). Thomas, M.A.) presiding, the accounts for the year (which included an Easter offering to the vicar) were presented and passed. The outgoing churchwardens (Messrs Grosvenor, M. Hutchinson and J. C. Thomas) were re-appointed. Messrs, G. Maggs and F, Wedlake were added to to the list of sidesmen. Mr W. Davies, former organist, was thanked for the gift to the church of a brass alms dish, and it was stated that Mr Mark Tucker had presented Blaengwrach Church with a. similar gift in memory of his wife. It was resolved to take in hand as soon as possible the renovation of the Parish Church.
Mountain Ash Miners and Owners' Terms. A mass meeting of all the miners en- gaged at Messrs Nixon's Collieries and the Miskin Colliery, Mountain Ash, was held on the Pavilion Ground on Monday afternoon. About 2,000 colliers from the Deep Duffryn, Navigation, Cwmcynon, Glyngwyn and Miskin Collieries attended. Mr A. Whitcombe, Navigation Colliery, was chairman, and an explanation of the position of affairs was very ably given by the agent, Mr Enoch Morrell, who in concluding his speech remarked that the acceptance or refusal of the new agree- ment lay entirely with the men them- selves, but as the terms were the best they could get at present he advised them to vote in favour. The general feeling among the, coWers present was for accepting the terms offered in the new agreement.
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