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Edwards, A.R.C.M., Porth. CHIEF CHORAL-" Ar Ian Iorddonen ddofn (Deep Jordan's Bank) (T. Gabriel); prize .£8, and 10 to the unsuccessful conductor. JUVENILE CHOIRS-" Gawn ni fyn'd i'r nef i ganu" (Sh.Jl we go to Heaven's bright Mansions), (John Hughes) prize, P-3, and 5/- to unsuccessful conductor. Also substantial prizes for Solos, etc. Programmes and particulars to be obtained from the Secretary (Id., post, lid.), John Hughes, Ton tear, Llantwit Vardre, Glam. 4623 BETHANIA, PORTH. THE ——— SECOND ANNUAL EISTEDDFOD Will be held at the above Chapel on EASTER TUESDAY, April 13th, 1909. CHIEF ITEIS. £ s. d. MALE VOICE On the Ramparts (Saintis) 15 0 0 Minimum of 50 voices. MIXED VOICES: "Y Gwanwyn" (Muller). 5 0 0 Minimum. 35 voices. JUVENILE CHOIRS (Own selection) 3 0 0 CHAMPION SOLO (Own selection) 2 2 0 Duett, 25s. Solos and Recitations, 21s. each. Novice solo, 10s. 6d, Fssays and Letters, etc. GRAND CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME. Adjudicators Music, Dan Davies, Esq., Merthyr, and J. T. Jones, E<q., L.R.A.M., Treorchy. Recitations, Essays, and Letters, Rev. R S. Rogers, B.A., Mountain Ash. Programmes can be obtained from the Secretaries, Id. each, by post lid.— Mr W. H. JOHN, 62, Birchgrove, Porth,'and Mr JOHN DA VIES, 65, Birchgrove, Porth. 4662 LLANHARAN THE SEVENTEETH ANNUAL EISTEDD FOD Whit-Tuesday, June 1st, 1909. CHIEF ITEMS Male Voice, minimum 50, "The Destruction of Gaza. (L. D. Rille), tl5 and Gold Medal to winner of First Prize. Second Prize £5. Mixed Chairs, minimum 40; Yr Haf (G. Gwent) £ 10 and Gold Medal. Juvenile Choirs (own selectirn), t5. Action Scng' (own selection), Solos, £ 1 Is. each. Handsome Prizes for Recitations. Programmes lid. each, post free, from the Secretary, J. THOMAS, Argoed Edwin, L'anharan. 4713 BARGOED. FIFTH Annual Chair Eisteddfod Monday, May 10th, 1909. Musical Adjudicators-D. R. LEWIS, Esq., F.T.S.C., Brynaman; T. HUGHES, Esq., L.T.S.C, Llwynhendy. Literary Adjudicators—'DYFNALLT.' Pontypridd; Rev. T. 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Believe me to remain, Ladies and Gentlemen, Your obedient Servant, DAVID SMITH. Alma House, Tylorstown. 4789 Rhondda Urban District Council Election. TO THE ELECTORS OF No. 6 WARD. Ladies and Gentlemen, I respectfully desire to tender you my sin- cerest thanks for the renewal of your con- fidence. I will, if spared, return to the Council's work with a strong determination to watch, as heretofore, to the interests of all sections of the constituency, and to discharge my duties as your representative faithfully and con- scientiously. Again thanking you, I remain, Your obedient Servant, JOHN DAVID WILLIAMS. Clydaeh Court, April 6th, 1909. 4790 PUBLIC NOTICE. WHEREAS false statements have been circulated in Treorchy that I, the undersigned received Insurance Monies in respect of the death of John Cole, Ynyswen, hereby give warning that anyone repeating same will be prosecuted. DD. WILLIAMS, 34, Regent Street, 4788 v Treorchy, Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway. PASSENGER TRAIN ARRANGEMENTS EASTER, 1909. THURSDAY APRIL 8th.—Excursion Tickets will be issued to Newcastle Emlynt Cardigan, Aberystwyth and other Stations in West Wales via Briton Ferry from Taff Vale and Rhondda and Swansea Bay Stations. GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 9th.—The usual Week Day Service of Passenger Trains will be suspended and Trains will run as on Sundays. SATURDAY, APRIL 10th.—The Satur- day Service of Trains will be run and the .11 p.m. Market Train Swansea to Cwm- avon will be extended to Treherbert, call- ing at intermediate stations. Excursion Tickets, will be issued to Newcastle Emlyn, Cardigan, Aberystwyth and other Stations in West Wales via Court Sart Junction from Taff Vale and Rhondda and Swansea Bay Stations. A Special Through Train will be run from Pontypridd and other Taff Vale and Rhondda and Swansea Bay Stations to Llanelly, Carmarthen and Stations beyond with Through Coaches to Aberystwyth and Newcastle Emlyn. In connection with this Special Train, Road Motors will run from Lampeter to Aberayron and from Llan- dyssil to New Quay. The G.W.R. Down Train due to leave Briton Ferry at 4.54 p.m. will convey passengers for Stations between Carmar- then and Newcastle Emlvn. The G.W.R. Down Train due to leave Port Talbot at 10.11 p.m. will convey passengers for all Stations between Swan- sea and Carmarthen except Carmarthen Junction. SATURDAY NIGHT (SUNDAY MORN- ING), APRIL 10th.—For the convenience of Shop Assistants and others a Special Train will leave Treherbert at 12.30 a.m. (Sunday morning) after the arrival of the Taff Vale Train due at Treherbert at 12.19 a.m., for all Stations to Port Talbot (Aberavon Station). This- train will form a connection with the G.W.R. Ordinary Train due to leave Port Talbot at 3.27 a.m. EASTER MONDAY, APRIL 12 th.— Excursion Tickets will be issued to Swan- sea, Port Talbot (Aberavon Station), Llanelly, Ferryside, Carmarthen, Whit- land, Haverfordwest. 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Football. FER-NDALEi ROVERS. Opts • LLWYNY- iv. PIA RESERVES, 4pts. The above match was played on the ground of the Roiei-, before a fairly large crowd of spectators. The Rovers may be justly proud of their well-deserved, vie.. tory over such classy opponents. The game proved to be of a very strenuous order. The pick of the field was Buller Jones, who seems to have brought good luck to the Rovers, for they have won every game since he has been playing for them. For the homesters, Owen Fred Morris, D. G. Thomas, G. H. 'Evans, Carno, and EL Pearce. played a. very fine game. Owen kicked a beautiful drop goal. E. Pearce scored a try, and Buller Jones converted. For the- visitors it may be said that their defence was ecel- lent, Bateypaii full and Munday being the most prominent players for their side. MARDY 4 goals: RAttsTOOK, Nil. This match was played last Saturday at Mardy before a large number of specta- tors. and although Radsfc<>ek played a.. good game, they were beaten by a much superior team. FERNDALEI "ALL BLAOKS-" 4 goals YNYSHIR, JUNIORS. 1 goal. This match was played at Ynyshir en Saturday last and resulted in a splendid victory for Ferndale. FERNDALE "ALL BLACKS" 3 oals TYLORSTOWN 2 goals. ° The above match wars played on Mon- day last at Ferndale, and resulted in a victory for the "All Blacks." Tylorstown led by 2 goals to one until the. last few minutes, when the "Ali Blacks" scored two goals in two minutes, thereby turn- ing defeat into victory.
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liminary events which have their culmina- tion in the National Eisteddfod^ wliicli, this year will take place in London in June. We are glad to note that Rhondda will not be unpresented at these meet- ings. At any rate, the Tonypandy Orpheus Society will try conclusions with what is best in that form. The Society, which is under the direction of Mr. Emrys Rich- ards, about 70 strong, will enter the lists, and judging from the singing which we heard on Sunday night in a full rehearsal, the Rhondda will not be unworthily repre- sented. It is a very fine combination, and the rendering of one of Elgar's latest, the Reveille," an astonishingly difficult selection, came as a great surprise to the inquisitive critics in attendance. The masterly conductorshipi of Mr. Richards y and the massive dramatic expressiveness of the voices spread with one accord a feeling of the greatest optimism as to the final result on Monday and Tuesday. In fact, the party gave indication of the all- conquering character of the splendid achievements in bygone days of the late ,icli Mr. Tom Stephens' choir, as well as that of Mr. Wm. Thomas' Treorchy choristers, and who are to-day touring the world and delighting audiences wherever they go. It is the opinion of competent judges that the Tonypandy Glee Singers will sustain the Rhondda pre-eminent past history in this respect. We would invite all those friends in these Valleys who clesire ^to investigate the deserts of this viein-, to pay a visit next Sunday evening to the final general practice at Oaersalem, Tony- pandy. --+-- While OR this subject, we slioulc-I be glad to write-a few words on the rendering of Mr. Harry Evans' romantic cantata, Dafydd ap Gwilym," by the Hermon United Ohoir, Treorchy. We leave. detail criticisms to our musical correspondent. What touches us in this matter is the increasing generality of jthe performances of complete works in these Valleys.. The classic masters, past and present, seem to have the happiest patronage. Treorchy ni has been a centre of splendid perform- ances each Christmastide, while Porth is not lagging behind. St. Paul has even been performed by younger organisations at Clydach Vale and Penygraig, while both Rossini's and Dvorak's performances reflect an upward tendency which delights the heart of all well-wishersi of Welsh musical culture. In Rhondda Fach, too, the greater master work in this form, of Mendelssohn, Elijah," also has been per- formed by the Mardy United Choir in a manner and with an equipment splendidly successful. But Dafydd ap GwiIym J' was a native production which suffused the large Noddfa assembly with a truly Cymric spirit. Mr. HoweII Howells and his choir deserve the heartiest recognitions of the Welsh people, who glory in the traditions of their country for song and melody. It is said that the Germans are best at musical creations and the Celt at singing them. Here we had, in the lively -strains of a. Welsh creator of music, an encouragement and hopefulness which even in the sphere of creation bespoke a brighter day is dawning for Wales. In, the future, it must be established as a Welsh charac- teristic that the harp must have an honoured and active part in the orchestra. At Treorchy it was delightful to hear it. Why do we neglect its permanent pre- sence ? The invasion of Dr. Campbell Morgan and his band of church workers into Mid- Rhondda Easter week is an event full of significant hopefulness that the churches arc realising their prime duty to rouse the people to a. live consideration of the alarming results of apathy and indiffer- ence. The catholic nature of the invasion, too, is a new lesson in the history of rival denominational agencies which have too much kept every church at its own stand- ing, and in an exclusive desire of ac- quisition of numbers for mere, denomina- tional exploitation. The breadth of the Free Church movement is brought out with clear distinctness in this visitation. It will sample to local Christians the zeal and earnest energy which are applied in our large towns to the most degenerate section of the population. It will be an object-lesson in the methods of home missions and the Forward Movement" for souls without the labels of denomina- tion. The Sunday School and the Women's Meetings also will be illustra- tions, and if afterwards copied and prac- tised, will refresh the faded hopes of the few here and there who toil Sunday after Sunday in a round of monotonous formalism of methods long antiquated. The visit is a glorious conception, and may its good purpose be -multiplied a hundred-fold. The movement which is now attempted in the interest of a more reposeful and devotional Sunday, is in the right direc- tion. Unhappily, the wholesale use of Sunday for all sorts of gatherings indi- cates a trend which must end in an actual Continental form of Sunday. We must deplore such a result, and certain it is that a nation which will not arrest this down grade influence, and that before we have gone far, will not be able to check it when it sees its: own ruin facing it. Church members and non-church members are almost getting undistiguishable one from the other. This should not be. If profession is anything, it means harmony with the practice of it. Ministers of the Gospel are great sinners in the matter of Sunday travelling. Journeys which could be negotiated the previous evening are the rule and not the exception. It is simply humbug to talk of restoring the Sabbath of our early days when, openly and without apparent shame, our leaders and apostles of religious thought and con- duct violate its sanctity of Sunday in the openness of the day. the churches should make it a, condition of service that the Sabbath should not be desecrated by those who occupy its pulpits. We cannot get all we desire, but if the ministers lead the way in this, many other good results would follow. --+-- It is to be hoped that the amazing admissions elicited at the Maesteg Con- servative Club case is not typical of the atmosphere of these clubs. Though poli- tically christened; tlwre was little that was political in the affairs which took place there on the 29th of last month. It is to be feared that if the policeman's lantern could be directed on a good num- ber of them, it would be found that Maesteg is not extraordinarily exception. When we read such C[hiOO) we can under- stand the full justification of the clause re clubs which was down by the action of the House of Lords in the late thwarted Licensintg Bill. All-night sit- tings for gambling is not the kind of opportunity which will makt a better democracy. Slavery, physically and bodily, is no more; but slavery of a worst kind has been forged by the astute hire- lings of the aristocracy when these clubs were established. The surprise is that we have working men fools enough to be trapped by such institutions. The blinds have been wound up on the Maesteg Club. We trust it will stimulate fresh interest in vigilant supervision of many others. It would be better to call them boozing and gambling, saloons. The despair of many a happy home has 1T.S origin in such places. Terrible must be the fate of those who must know this and yet up- hold them In their pursuit of gain.