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Porth Carnival and Sports Notable Street Procession. Red Indians Hobnobbing with Druids. The Porth and District Carnival, in aid of the Porth Cottage Hospital, was "held on Tuesday under delightful climatic con- ditions. The route chosen on this occa- sion differed from that of previous years, and included an itinerary of Trealaw, Tonypandy and Dinas. Thousands of people watched the grotesque characters and quaint get-ups, and comic bands armed with instruments of dubious ages and mysterious powers made the welkin ring with their splitting airs and marches. Heading the procession with the dignity of a Cardinal was Councillor D. Watts Morgan, clad in priestly robes, and adorned with wig and beard of snow- white hue—the very embodiment of an Archdruid in the most aggressively Druidical age. On the heels of this venerable character were six mounted police sergeants, followed by three patrols of Boy SCOlitsYnyshir, Tylorstown, and Porth Y.M.C.A., under the command of Scout Master E. Fleming, a sort of cheek- by-jowl grouping of the ancient and modern. Next came the C'ymmer Brass Band, followed by the Porth Fire Brigade, under the command of Captain Edgar Thomas. A beautiful model of a Red Funnel boat next "sailed" in full view, under the charge of Mr. J. Rowlands, foreman, Barry Dock, and as a set-off to this came the Cavalry of the Ancient Order of Foresters, bearing a handsome banner. Groups representing various nations next passed, particularly attrac- tive being Mrs. A. R. Preston's "Britannia and Her Daughters." Dr. R. C. Joyce's Swiss family earned warm encomiums, and rounds of applause greeted the wild appearance of Councillor W. T. Davies' Red Indian Family Encampment." One could almost witness the scalp hunting, and one listened breathlessly for the wild war-whoop. An amusing element was introduced by a comic natty in Welsh costume, and a huge, fierce, monster- mouthed Red Dragon. Mr. Robert Parr's Dutch family Dr. Lionel Lewis' John Bull and Uncle Sam," and the other foreign families were also warmly welcomed, while to add to this curious medley came cowboys, jockeys, Red Indians, Mexicans, Hindoos, and Kaffirs in all the glories of war paints and battle- axes. Following the Hibernia Band came the old Army veterans, carrying a banner of the Old Brig;ade," whilst hot on their heels were the Trebanog Lord Mayor and Corporation with their insignias of office. Druids, accordeon bands, miniature laundries hobbled along in orderly fashion, whilst a number of young girls, attired in Japanese, Chinese and Oriental costumes, lent a picturesque colour to the proceedings. Following came the Llwynypia Fife Band, milk carte, bakers' vans, and Thrasher's (Penygraig) great tower. A furniture van with an Ynyshir comic band in the rear caused no end of amusement. Mr. R. G. Rees, foreman of the overhead department at the Tramway Depot, brought an overhead trolley and equipment into the procession, and his manipulations of this unattractive but eminently useful article was heartily cheered. The tit-bit of the pro- cession were the heterogeneous collection of Suffragettes, borne along in conveyances baffling description. A caricature of one of the leading figures in the movement was soberly esconced in a hansom con- structed of a colliery tram, with an orange box for a seat, and a bar-hook attached at the rear for safety! Dr. COUNCILLOR W. T. DAVIES, Chairman and Founder of Porth Carnival. I Price" and "Mother Hubbard. with her prolific family, followed in close proximity, and close upon their heels were more fairies in dainty costumes, and a charming old "Dame Wales" in the person of Mrs. F. Casey. Robinson Crusoe and his man Friday had also made a successful landing, and a lady in a most amazing crinoline, bearing a card, No spooning allowed," tempted many a roguish youth to discard the injunction. Perhaps the most striking, feature of the 'Oatnival was M. Bleriot's Aeroplane, just arrived from Paris," and ridden by Master Percy Jones. This was an ex, ceedingly clever contrivance and was gene- rally admired. Other bands, orthodox and heterodox, followed, and a miniature 6.}d. Bazaar drawn by dogs, a tramcar laden with gladsome children, and a landau with Messrs. J. W. Hutchinson, Loxton and G. Morgan, officials, brought up the rear. AWARDS. Friendly Societies.—1st, Wm. James, P.D.C.G., with the Ancient Order of Foresters. Also special prize for" Maid Marion (Miss Davies). Ambulance Squads.—Prize divided between Messrs. Woodliffe and Vaughan's Squads, Porth. National Representation in Costume.— Prize divided between Mr. W. T. Davies, and family, Dr. Lionel Lewis and family, and Mr. R. Fan- and family. Fancy Dress on Horseback (Gentleman). —1st, Mr. W. G. Davies. Character on Horseback (Lady).—1st, Miss Davies. Character on Horseback (Gentleman).— 1st, Mr. W. C. Edwards. Fancy Dress, Walking (Lady).—Miss E. A. Jones and, also a. special prize. Decorated Cycle in Character (Gentle- man).—1st, Mr. T. G. Wells, Porth. Single Harness Turn-out, used for trade purposes.—1st, Mr. Morgan Hicks, Cymmer. Single Harness Turn-out, not used for trade purposes.—1st, E. R. Williams, Birchgrove, Porth. Trade Advertisements Turn-out.—1st. Messrs. Thomas & Evans, Porth. Trade Turn-out, actually at work.—1st, Mr. John James, Porth. Comic Character on Donkey-back.— 1st, H. W. Emery. Comic Turn-out.—1st, J. Rees and-com- pany, Tonypandy. Comic Character, Walking (Lady).— 1st. Miss A. Morgan. Comic Character, Walking (Gentleman). —1st, Mr. B. Sims. Best Comic Band.—1st, Gilfach Goch. Best-looking Baby.—1st, A. T. Jenkins, Ynyshir. Cart and Colliery Horses.—1st, T. Richards, National Collieries. Best Character in Carnival.—1st, Mr. B. Jones, Graigddti, as "John Bull." Best Decorated Shop by Night.—1st, Davies Cousins, Porth; 2nd. Mr. Llew. John, Dinas. Best Decorated Public-house or Club.— 1st, A. Orchard, Porth Hotel; Cymmer Club and Mr. D. Watts Morgan's houtse highly commended. Best Decorated Dwelling-house.—1st, Mr. Llewellyn John, Dinas. SPORTS AWARDS. Ambulance (Open).lst, Mr. Jack Hop- kin's Team, Llwynypia: 2nd, Mr. W. Vaughan's Team, Cymmer. Ambulance (Hospital area).—1st, Mr. J. Hopkin's Team, Llwynypia 2nd, Mr. W. Vaughan's Team, Cymmer. Tug-of-War.—1st, Mr. Stanford Jones' Team; 2nd, Rhondda Tramwayis Com- pany Marathon Race.—1st, W. Swan, Cymmer; 2nd, K Shelby, Porth. 200 Yards Schoolboys' Race.—1st, Leslie Griffiths, Barrv2nd, H. H. Grant, Cymmer; 3rd, Ivor Griffiths, Penygraig:. 100 Yards Colliery Boys' Ra-ce.-lst, Alfred Thomas, Porth; 2nd, Johnny Thomas, Troedyrhiw.
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Letters to the Editor. Letters on any subject of public interest are cordially invited. The insertion of a letter does not necessarily mean that the Editor agrees with the views ex- pressed therein. Correspondents should write on one side of the paper only, and no lettei- will be published unless I the ivriter sends his name and address, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. To the Editor of the "Rhondda Leader." Sir,—At a meeting held on Wednesday evening, the 21st ult., at the Conser- vative Club, Ystrad-Rhondda, in support of the candidature of Mr. Harold M. Lloyd for the Rhondda Division, a few of my friends with myself were invited by Mr. Lloyd, in the event of the High Peak result being favourable," to attend at the Club the following Friday evening to chaff him." What Mr. Lloyd called a "jollification" was to be held at the Club that evening, and I sincerely believe Mr. Lloyd's invitation was extended apart from any party feeling: in any case, I can assure him it was taken as such. Friday afternoon brought the glad tidings that the High Peak electors had played the part of men by returning Mr. Partington with a substantial majority, r admittedy a splendid appreciation of Mr. Lloyd George's Poor Man's Budget." On heaiina this, my friend, Mr. E. Her- bert Hill, 'phoned Mr. Lloyd, and was told that the invitation was good and r requested to present himself at the Club' in an hour's time, and bring his friends with him. 11 I When we arrived at the Club, we were confronted by a gentleman who said he was the boss of the show that evening, and that Mr. Lloyd was merely a visitor and had no locus to invite—quite a novel vote of confidence in Mr. Lloyd. Being thus refused admittance, we sought the services of Mr. Lloyd, but our note was waylaid by Mr. John Littlejohns, and returned bearing the following inscrip- tion:—"Very sorry that visitors cannot ¡ be invited to-nignt. Members and Unionists only. Questions will be answered I in th e G lam orga n Times' on Saturday nexit.—John Littlejohns, Chairman," I can only infer that Mr. Littlejohns was in a very happy mood, being a cock on his own dung-hill," and did not want to be troubled with our elementary ques- tions, which, though elementary, require a week's consideration before his answers appear in the Glamorgan Times." Be it clearly understood from the out- set that my complaint against Mr. Littlejohns is not so much on account of our refusal of admittance to the Conser- vative Club, Ystrad-Rhondda, as to his arbitrary conduct in the matter. In the first place, we have an invitation from Mr. Lloyd, followed by a con- firmation then Mr. Littlejohns steps into the matter', with his sentry posted at the door, and scoffingjly r-efuse-si us admission. We heartily appreciate the incident as a joke, but we seriously object to be made a laughing; stock of 'by the self-called "-Orator of Wales." In his letter Mr. Littlejohns states: I may be quite wrong in my belief that a knowledge of your respective identities is confined to your separate home circles." Such. fortunately, is not the case but I may say that it would be preferred to a reputation, an appreciation of which is confined to the Conservative Clubs and their post-prandial jollifications. Proceeding, Mr. Littlejohns ironically explains, that we were refused admission because our knowledge of history was not up to the standard required by the Committee of the Ystrad Club; a stan- dard which, I presume, is attained by the elevating effects of beer and spirits. I am most ready to admit that our know- ledge was far short of the standard re- ciubed by tlj6 learned CWimttee of the Further, Mi". Littlejohns states that the istrad-Rhondda Conservative Clubbers were unwilling to lower their standard of political training in order that we be admitted to the benefits of the Club." Am I to understand that through the aid of the constituting elements the Clubbers were so comfortably elevated that they would earn our disgust if we were admitted? If that be the case, I clearly understand the reason for our refusal and must say that it was well grounded. Mr. Littlejohns' politics are ably criticised by Mr. Chesterton in an article entitled The Hunting of Error," which appeared in the Daily News of the 17th ult., as the doctrine of the deserv- ing rich and undeserving poor," and on carefully analysing the principles of Tory- ism and the administration thereof, this appears to be an appropriate definition, however much they may try to cloak this doctrine by emphasising the Givings and Misgivings of the present Government. In the Glamorgan Times" of the 24th ult., Mr. Littlejohns, under the guise of an interview, takes upon him- self the onerouB task of replying to Mr. Chesterton's article, and describes him- self as the "Orator of Wales," and at Mr. Harold Lloyd's meeting at the Work- men's Hall, Ton, on Thursday, the 22nd ult., he prided himself on being such an important personage as to command the attention of the Daily News.5 Though reminding Mr. Littiejohns that self- praise is no recommendation, I agree with him that he has fittingly described him- self asi THE Orator of Wales," and heartily sympathise with him upon the harsh and cruel treatment meted" cut to him by his own country in securing seats for 34 of her sons in St. Stephen's and leaving THE Orator of Wales" out in the cold, with only the consolation of a well-equipped library, and refugeileath the wing of the Glamorgan Times and the Conservative Clubs. As to Mr. Littlejohns' egotism that "he commands .the attention of the "Daily News," I beg leave to differ ijfom our renowned and rejected Orator but it must be conceded on all sides that he certainly gained its ridicule. Mr. Littlejohns concludes by stating that, as chairman of the meeting, he was able to act the part of a tyrant—another privilege claimed by the Conservative Party, and cherished as a valuable asset, though carefully concealed at election times. It was the same feeling that:- 1. Procured the expulsion of Mr. Fred Horiie from his farm for assert- ing his rights against the late Govern- ment in the Education controversy. 2. Prompted a. licensee of a Rhon- dda Valley hotel, and owner of con- siderable property, to give one of the tenants notice to quit and seriously handicap him in his business, for following the procession in favour of the late rejected Licensing Bill: and 3. Led the Duke of Westminster to refuse his father's pensioners the allowance allotted them, because Mr. Lloyd George had taken them into consideration in his Old Age Pen- sions Act. In his letter Mr. Littlejohns betrays art ignorance of, as well as a determination to ignore, our acquaintance respective identities," knowledge and "the party to which we belong"; therefore, we are in possession of quite a string of his did not knows." Perhaps he will condescend to enlighten us whether a man boasting of such ignorance has as a result of the agitation by the Young Wales Progressive Liberal League, also benefited even to the extent of a little knowledge. I have to thank Mr. Littlejohns for the compliment of being considered the best writer in our little company." His ignorance again betrays him. I wrote on my own initiative, but my friends con- curred in all my remarks, though they, like myself, are accustome to write, as well as think, for themselves.—Yours faithfully, J. HORATIO MILLWARD.
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Three-legged Race.-—1st, H. Hedditch I and frieM; 2nd, T. J. Youatt and friend. I Timbering Competition.—1st, E. Ebbs- wortli; 2nd, Richards, Cymmer. I Sack Race.- E. J. Youatt, Neath. Obstacle Race.—1st, T. J. Youatt; 2nd, — Williams; 3rd, Dr. William Haines. Special I'-cg-of-Wai-Ist, Cwmparc. Ambulance Race.—1st, Isaac Hughes. Committe Ra,ce.-Ist, W. W. Pratt, Wattstown Collieries. Tynycymmer Stakes.—1st, Mr. A. Orchard, Porth Hotel.