Treherbert. A number of enthusiasts witnessed the third, semi-final, and final rounds of the billiard tournament at the Fernhill Work- men's Institute last week. The results were as follow:-Third round: M. Wil- liams (rec. 20) beat R. Kinsey, S. Wat- kins beat W. J. Rees (rec. 20), H. Hus- band (bye). Semi-final round: M. Wil- liams'beat H. Husband, S. Watkins (bye). Final round: S. Watkins beat M. Wil- liams (rec. 20). Councillor D. R. Jones presented Messrs. S. Watkins and M. Williams (the finalists) with billiard cues (comple.te with case) valued at 21s. and 15s. respectively. 12 Bladed Safety Razors. The Ever Ready at 51-, the Gillette at 21/- Local Agent- R. T. Jones, The Tram Terminus, Treherbert. 4893 Under the auspices of Bethany (E.G.) Chapel Gymnastic Class, a fruit soiree at Bethany Schoolroom on Wednesday even- ing proved most successful in every re- spect. The schoolroom was gaily and seasonably decorated with holly mistletoe and coloured material, and iqr. Sam Morgan is to be complimented on his artistic taste in arranging the decora- tions. A good number of young people attended. Full justice was done to the delicious fruits with which the tables .were literally spread. Games such as t" military march," "Turning the Trencher," and Bobby Bingo were afterwards enjoyed with much zest. Mr. H. G. Evans (senior), who organised the games, also arranged an impromptu read- ing competition, and much good fun was the outcome of it. Mr. Fred Evans was treasurer, and Mr. Pitman (secretary) re- ceived invaluable assistance from Messrs. T. Anfield and J. Jenkins. All members of Bethany Sunday School are allowed to become members of the Gymnastic Class. The class was founded last winter, and from that time much good work has been done amongst the young members. The object of its inauguration was to. keep the young people as much in touch as possible with the church. The proceeds of the soiree were in aid of the Gymnastic OLasa funds. At Horeb (O.M.) Chapel on Christmas Day and.Sunday last, the annual preach- ing services were held. The officiating ministers were the Rove. W Davies, B.A., Aberystwyth, and ¥m. Thomas, Maesteg. The sermons were excellent throughout, and the congregations were large. Special sermons were delivered with great eloquence at Ca-lfaria Chapel Blaenrhondda, on Christmas Day and Sunday by the Rev. Owen Evans, Senny- bridge. Mr. Rees Bethel, Llewellyn Street, was benefited by a grand smoking concert which was held at the Smith's Arms Hotel last Thursday evening. Mr. Gardner took the chair. The room was growded put. An excellent programme ,was contributed to by the following artistes:—Messrs. W. T. Evans, E. Todd Jones, Bill Bailey, Richard Davies, and Hooper and Share, Treherbert; Messrs. Jack Br anfield, David Llewellyn, and Ivor Rees, Treorehy; and Messrs. Wyndham Jenkins, Nathaniel Amos, and Will Hatton, Pentre. Messrs. Dan Davies, 1. Bowen, and W. Brazel were the accom- panists. Messrs. William Williams and Vaughan Reynolds (landlord of Smith's Arms) acted as secretary and treasurer. A social evening was held at Blaen- rhondda Schools on Thursday by the students of the Blaenrhondda Evening and Continuation Classes. After a high- class tea had been taken, a hat trimming competition for gentlemen and a hammer- ing competition for ladies caused much fun and amusement among the guests. Songs were rendered by the glee party of the students. A solo was given by Miss Jones. Many exhilarating games were played, the organiser of which was Mr. M. J. Williams. Mr. G. Walters gave valuable assistance. Mr. T. D. Jones, and Misses M. Davin and Jones were accompanists. A Young Leaguers' Union has been established at Blaenrhondda Wesleyan Chapel for the financial assistance of the orphans at Bonner Road. London. In order to help on this good cause, a Christmas tree was held on Christmas Day at the chapel named. The vestry was nicely decorated for the occasion. The tree, loaded with toys, appeared very picturesque.. It was ably attended to by Miss Demaid (secretary). The sweet stall was looked after by Misses S. Emitt and A. Demaid. The treasurer is Mr. Griffiths. Mr. John Morse is the presi- dent of the Union. The local Gay Gordons' Touring Club held a whist drive at the Treherbert Girls' School on Christmas night. Such a large number attended that the school was uncomfortably crowded. Many games, &c., were participated in after, refreshments. A splendid musical treat was given by the Blaenycwm Orchestral Band at Blaenycwm (W.B.) Chapel on Christmas afternoon. The edifice was well crowded. The chair was occupied by Mr. John "Walters. The conductor, Mr. W. H. Davies, A.T.S.C., and band—which is now over thirty strong—are to be con- gratulated on their rendering of such excellent high-class music. The orchestra played —March, Austria (Nowoting) selection, Gloria (Mozart) selection, Smithy (Carevotte) overture, "Caliph de Bagdad" (Botildie); "Hallelujah" from the "Messiah" (Handel); and a selection, "Welsh. Airs" (Cambria Bonnisacau). The orchestra was assisted by the following artistes: —Soprano, Miss Nana Jones, Pentre; tenor, .Mr. W. Todd Jones, Treherbert; violinist. Mr. H. Ware, Tonypandy; and 'cellist. Mr. Ivor Jones, Treorchy. Mr. 1. Bowen, Treher- bert, was accompanist. Mr. David Lewis was efficient as secretary. The proceeds were towards the Blaenycwm Chapel fund. A lantern entertainment was given at Ebenezer (W.C.) Chapel on Christmas evening. The chief item of the pro-
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gramme was a reading about A Tour in the Holy Land," which was very efficiently illustrated by the lantern. A large num- ber of beautiful slides were shown to illustrate the hymns:—"From Green- land's icy mountains," "Jesus, Lover of my soul," and There is a green hill far away." Messrs. David Richards and William Walters manipulated the lan- tern. At Blaenycwm (W.B.) Chapel on Christmas night, a grand performance of the sacred cantata, entitled The Great Light" (Finley Lyon), was rendered by the Blaenycwm Juvenile Choir, under the conductorship of Mr. J. Davies, assisted by the Blaenycwm Orchestral Band, con- ducted by Mr. W. H. Davies, A.T.S.C. There was a good-sized audience, pre- sided over by Mr. W. R. Morgan. The performance was surprisingly excellent for so young a choir. The principal parts were well filled by the following artistes: —Soprano, Madame T. J. Williams con- tralto, Miss Jane Jones; tenor, Mr. E. Todd; bass, Mr. Ben Thomas. Mr. T. Griffiths was accompanist. Proceeds were in aid of the chapel funds. Treherbert United A.F.C. were, defeated by the Rhondda Pupil Teachers on Saturday at Treherbert, the scores being: -P,hoitdda. P.T.'e, 6 goals; Treherbert j United, 1 goal.
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Pentre. About midnight on Friday evening, the inhabitants of Llewellyn Street were startled by cries of Fire. Smoke was noticed issuing from a lock-up shop owned by Mr. Jackson, clothier, &c., Cardiff. The police, under Sergt. James, Pentre, were soon upon the scene, fol- lowed immediately by the Fire Brigade with a hose and reel. The fire was mainly confined to the shop portion of the pre- mises, and the heat caused the pane glass windows to crack. Water was soon played upon the flames, which were extinguished in about 15 minutes. The operations were directed by Captain Newbury. The shop was closed about 11 o'clock on Friday evening by Mr. Jackson himself, and everything then seemed all right. The actual cause of the fire is unknown. Damage to the extent of 220 or L30 has been sustained. Like other holidays in this district, Christmas was spent in a quiet and happy manner. The usual toy bazaar was organ- ised by the members of Zion Church and held at the Drill Hall, which proved a great attraction. A large quantity of toys was disposed of. At Nazareth, on Saturday and Sunday, preaching services were held and largely attended. The preachers were the Revs. D. H. Lloyd, Cwmystwyth; M. H. Pugh, Carmel, Arvon; and Daniel Davies, Pentre. One or two of Pentre children captured prizes at Bodringallt Eisteddfod on Christmas night after very keen competitions. The first prize for children's recitations was won by Miss Gwladys May Davies, while Master Morgan Pugh annexed the first prize for boys. The bi-annual concerts were given by Siloh Sunday School children on Wednes- day and Thursday evenings of last week, the work undertaken this year being "Santa Olaus at School," in full charac- ter. The concerts musically were quite as successful as in previous years, but the weather was, unfortunately, not of a favourable kind, and perhaps militated against the financial success. The chil- dren were tastefully dressed and arranged, numbering altogether about 150, whilst the assistance of elder people increased the total choir to about 180. The choruses were splendidly rendered, and the choir- master. Mr. Ebenezer Lewis, deserves praise for his work. The individual char- acters were also good, from the smallest fairy to the venerable Long Ago." The Queen," in particular, Miss Ethel Mor- gan, was excellent-dignity and tender- ness being represented—and her recita- tions could not possibly be improved upon. Santa Claus (Mr. James Mor- gan) was as popular as ever, while The Storm King" (Mr. T. J. Thomas) was loudly applauded. On Wednesday even- ing, the chairman was Alderman E. H. Davies, J.P., and Dr. W. E. Thomas pre- sided on Thursday evening. The secre- tarial duties were carried out by Mr. J. Morgan.
Porth. Mr. Samuel Parr presided over a P.S.A. meeting at the John Pugh Memo- rial Hall on Sunday afternoon last, when the choir rendered several select choruses. Mr. Barfield Thomas also gave some choice recitations, including The Dream of Pilate's Wife." Solos were rendered by local artistes, followed by a brief address by the president. A special meeting was held on Christ- mas Day at the English Congregational Chapel, Perth, when the Rev. R. E. Salmon delivered an eloquent address on "The Years that are Gone." The sermon was teemed with beautiful ideas. Miss Lottie Griffiths sang very effectively.
Treorchy. We deeply regret to announce the death of Mr. John James (15). adopted son of Mrs. Williams, 138, Dumfries Street,
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Ogmore Vale. Tea and Concert.—The 33rd annual tea and concert in connection with Bethlehem (W.B.) Chapel were held on Christmas Day. Tea was provided in the vestry, and was ably supervised by ladies of the church.. As usual, there was a good attendance. In the evening, the spacious chapel was well filled by a crowd who had assembled to hear the world-renowned Treorchy Royal Male Voice Party, con- ducted by Mr. Wm. Thomas. At the commencement, Mr. Wm. Lewis read a, letter from the Rev. R. C. Morgan, D.D., Pittsburg, America, who had been ap- pointed to occupy the chair for the even- ing, but who signified his regret at his inability to be present. The difficulty was overcome by ex-Alderman John Wil- liams being unanimously elected as chair- man. The programme was as follows: — Welsh National Anthem, the choir; chorus, "Hungarian March," the choir; song, "Nant y Mynydd," Mr. Robert Jones; part-scttig, "Cwsg," the choir (en- cored) quartet, The Shamrock," the Royal Singers; duet, "Night in Venice," Miss Cissie Thomas and Mr. Robt. Jones; song, I'm a Roamer," Mr. Dd. Davies (encored); musical jesfr, Italian Salad," the choir; chorus, Song of the North- men," the choir; song and chorus, Killarney," Mr. Hobert Jones and choir; song, "Big Ben," Mr. Dd. Davies; part-song, "Peaceful Night," the choir; recit. and air, (a) And God said," (b) With verdure clad," Miss Cissie Thomas; humorous part-song, the choir (encored); duet, "Tenor and Baritone," Messrs. Robert Jones and David Davies; chorus, "The Tyrol," the choir. Although the party were not at full strength, Messrs. Todd Jones and Aneurin Edwards being notable absentees, the large audi- ence was treated to a first-class concert. All the items were carried out in an admirable manner, and drew forth con- tinuous rounds of applause. Social.—On Thursday night, December 23rd, the children of Bethania (W.C.) Band of Hope were treated to a social evening in the vestry. Tea was provided for between 80 and 90 children, arid the day's programme concluded with a mis- cellaneous entertainment, which was thoroughly enjoyed by the youngsters.
Maesteg. Cantata.—An excellent cantata, was rendered on Wednesday evening by the Ebenezer Children's Cfhoir, Garth, en- titled Santa Claus, or A Merry Christ- mas Time." The chair was taken by Mr. E. E. Davies, C.C. A repetition of the above was given at the Garth Work- men's Institute on the following evening. Organ Recital.—The annual organ recital in connection with Bethania (W.B.) Church was held on Christmas night, presided over by Mr. J. P. Gibbon, J.P. The organist was Dr. A. L. Pearce, the organist of St. George's Hall, Liver- the.r artistes were:-Miss Lizzie pool. Other artistes were:—Miss Lizzie Jenkins, Cardiff; Miss Hannah Morgan, Abergwynfi; and Madame Hambly Spry, of Cardiff, who contributed several sacred solos. The proceeds were in aid of the church building fund. Entertainment.—On Wednesday, Dec. 22nd, a miscellaneous entertainment was given by the scholars of the Plasnewydd Infants and Girls' Schools at the New Parish Hall. The stage was fitted up with special scenery for the purpose, and many pretty items were rendered by the little ones. The chair was taken by Mr. Vernon Hartshorn. Meeting.—On Thursday evening, a Tariff Reform meeting was held at the Town Hall Maesteg, under the auspices of the Mid-Glamorgan Conservative Asso- ciation. The special speaker was Mr. W. Dyson. The chair was taken by Mr. J. R. Snape, solicitor.
Tonypandy. The annual morning service, social tea and Christmas tree in connection with Bethel (E.B.) Sunday School were held on Christmas Day. In the morning, Mr. D. John Morris preached an eloquent ser- mon. A good congregation attended and an excellent service was held. Mr. A. A. Leek. the Sunday School superintendent, presided at the organ, and suitable Christ- mas hymns were sung. In the afternoon, the tea and Christmas tree took place. The vestry was tastefully decorated for the occasion, in the centre being placed a large Christmas tree, which was pre- sented to the church by Mr. Rhys Wil- liams, of Miskin Manor. The Adult Temperance Society and Band of Hope of the Primitive Methodist Chapel held their annual tea and enter- tainment on Boxing Day. In the even- ing, a miscellaneous concert was held and an excellent programme given. The con- cert was presided over by Mr. Walter Wilson, supported by Mr. Wm. Honey- bone. A large audience assembled and a very enjoyable evening was spent.
Clydach Vale. At the Boys' School, Clydach Vale, on Thursday last, the students of the Evening School and the Harmony Class of Tony- pandy were entertained. The excellent spread, thanks to the assiduous attention of Mrs. H. Rees, Mrs. D. Rees, Mrs. D. Jones and Miss G. Jones. who presided at the tables, was thoroughly enjoyed. After tea, an entertainment was given, presided over by County Councillor Jas. Evans. Excellent advice was given the students by District Councillor R. S. Griffiths and Mr. David Deer, whilst vocal items were contributed by Mr. C. Robinson and the Melody Quartet. Instru- mental solos were also given by Messrs. T. J. Hughes and D. Hammond. Mr. Percy Matthews' recitation was also thoroughly enjoyed. The remainder of the programme consisted of games. Votes of thanks to the ladies and the chairman concluded a, pleasant evening. The most cordial thanks of the teachers and students are extended to Messrs. L. W. Llewelyn. R. S. Griffiths and J. Evans for so kindly and generously contributing towards the expenses of the social.
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Oratorio Performances at Noddfa, Treorchy. The name of Treorchy is rapidly becoming synonymous with all that is highest and best in harmony in the musical world, and this Christmastide, as almost for the last decade, the premier village of the Upper Rhondda has been the Mecca of all South Wales music- lovers. Mr. Wm. Thomas, the' pioneer of the present successful yearly festivals, has been compelled, owing to the demands of world's tours to exploit the excellence of his band of trained sons of harmony," to retire from the arena of oratorio per- formances, but his mantle has fallen upon worthy shoulders in the person of Prof. J. T. Jones. L.R.A.M., another Rhondda boy who is wooing the goddess of musical fame to very considerable purpose. The programme of performances was this year quite as ambitious as in previous seasons, and included the presentation for the first time in South Wales of Mr. D. Evans' (Mus. Bac. Cardiff) work, "Rejoice in the Lord," which was given on Boxing Day afternoon. The work performed on Christmas night was Mendelssohn's St. Paul," and on Boxing night Handel's Messiah." A strong array of talented principals was engaged in Madame Sobrino, Miss May Peters, Mr. Spencer Thomas, and Mr. Emlyn Davies. Prof. Jones had a choir of 250 voices under his baton. Mr. T. Davies presided at the grand organ, and a powerful orchestra, under the leadership of Mr. Gomer Jones, R.C.M.. contributed materially to the success of the festivals. There was a splendid attendance on Christmas night, and the excellent performance of the overture by the orchestra struck a fit- ting keynote to the high standard' of suc- cess subsequently attained. The choir opened under perfect control, a pleasing feature being their whole-hearted enthu- siasm and perfect response to the con- ductor's baton. The four principals fully sustained their reputations, although to a very slight extent Madame Sobrino has lost the verve and freshness which were so inimitable a few years ago. Her ren- dering, however, of Jerusalem, thou that killest was perfect in style, ex- pression and feeling, and quite melted the audience. Miss May Peters speedily established herself a favourite, and espe- cially pleased the audience in the solo, But the Lord is mindful." She pos- sesses a voice of exceptional range and purity of tone. Mr. Spencer Thomas per- formed the recitatives in faultless style and appeared to advantage in the duet, For so hath the Lord." He is a robust tenor with a voice under excellent con- trol. He has not yet attained the maturity which will soon ensure for him a foremost place in the ranks of the superfine tenors which Gwalia has pro- duced. Mr. Emlyn Davies did his work with his customary cleanness and effec- tiveness, his rendering of Be thou faith- ful being awarded special favourable notice. The choir are Serving of every praise for their work throughout, and the magnificent quality of the voices found full scope in the renditions of "I Stone Him to Death," "Rise up, arise," and O great is the depth. Ihe attack at all times was beautifully pre- cise and the ff. passages were worked out with electrifying effect. In contrast, the chorus, Happy and blest," was given with a restraint and sweetness suggestive of sunshine after storm. The attendance on Christmas afternoon did not attain the proportions of that of the other evenings, but the audience was certainly the most critical, and included "men of musical renown from all parts of Wales. The first part of the pro- gramme was miscellaneous, as follows:- Overture from "St. Paul," orchestra; song" Christmas Bells," Miss May Peters; solo, "God breaketh the battle," Mr. Spencer Thomas; recit. and air, From Mighty Kings," Madame Sobrino air "With pious hearts," Mr. Emlyn Davies; song, "Sun of My Soul," Miss May Peters; song, "Crossing the Bar Mr. Spencer Thomas; song, 'For dull days," Madame Sobrino and air, "From out the Fold," Mr. Emlyn Davies. The song, "Dull Days," admirably rendered by Madame Sobrino, was Prof. Jones' first essay in musical composition and was very well received by the audience. ¡ Every artiste sang excellently, although it may be suggested that the orchestra could have manifested a little more restraint in the accompaniments. Mr. D. Evans' Rejoice in the Lord was well performed, although the choir in some instances lacked the vim and pre- cision that was so delightful on the pre- ceding evening. The sacred edifice was packed on Boxing evening, in spite of the very inclement elements, and Handel's im- mortal "Messiah" has certainly never been presented to a more enthusiastic audience. Principals and choir were in I splendid form, and the whole work went with hardly a false note struck. The always favourite choruses, All we like sheep," Hallelujah," and Worthy is the Lamb," were .given with thrilling
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Oratorio at Tonypandy. Performance by Bethania Choir. There was no need for the residents of Mid-Rhondda to go out of the locality on Christmas Day to hear an oratorio performance. For the first time in many years the inhabitants were treated to an excellent performance by the Bethania (O.M.) Choral Society, the work selected being "The Prodigal Son," by Sir Arthur S. Sullivan). Councillor R. S. Griffiths, J.P., presided over a good gathering, and in the course of his opening remarks said that he had felt for some time there was need for such a performance as that pre- pared by the Bethania Choir to be given on Christmas holidays. He hoped that, though this might be the finst attempt, they FOVld keep it up and thereby defi- nitely establish, permanent renditions of works" in Mid-Rhondda during the festive season. There was a period when such performances had a firm grip on the inhabitants of Mid-Rhondda, and they used to travel to Aberdare. Merthyr and various other places to hear such enter- tainments. but to-day he (the speaker) was afraid the masses were running in another direction. He was pleased to note the pre-eminence given to local artistes. It was due to them, and also due to the neighbourhood, that their artistes should be given a chance (ap- plause). The Chairman then called upon Mr. David Evans, the conductor of the choir, to render the book. The following artistes were engaged for the occasion —Soprano, Miss Florrie Jones, Penygraig; contralto. Miss Lizzie Davies, Tonypandy: tenorj Mr. Gwynne Davies, A.R.C.M., London; bass, Mr. Meurig James, R.A.M., Builth. Accompanists-pianoforte. Mrs. B. Price Lloyd, Tonypandy; harmonium, Mr. Dd. Lloyd, Tonypandy. The work was introduced with an over- ture played by the orchestra with good effect, after which the choir sang the opening chorus, There is joy in the pre- sence of the angels of God." The chorus was excellently rendered. It any fault was to be found at all, it was in the opening by the sopranos, who betrayed signs of weakness; but as the chorus pro- ceeded the parts were more evenly balanced. Mr. Gwynne Davies then sang the tenor solo. A certain man had twq sons," which was well received. My, son, attend to my words," a bass recit., was next sung by Mr. Meurig James, which was followed by a recit., And the younger son," by Miss Florrie Jones. Next came one of the finest renderings of the evening, Let us eat and drink," a chorus with prominence given to a tenor solo. Mr. Davies was heard here to great advantage, and the way in which he, sustained his part was highly effective. The chorus was also exceedingly well done. This effort was accorded a tremen- dous ovation, the choir repeating the rendering in response to a well-deserved encore. This was followed by a contralto solo and chorus, Woe unto them." Miss Lizzie Davies was again in evidence with Love not the world," and established herself a favourite, with the audience. And when he had spent all," a recit., and 0 that thou hadst harkened," a soprano solo, were next rendered by Miss Florrie Jones, -and both efforts were highly appreciated. Other solos and choruses were similarly well executed, and tae audience expressed its appreciation, in hearty rounds of applause, Previous to singing "God is Our Refuge" (J. T. Rees), a solo was given by Miss Jones, of Newcastle Emlyn, who is paying a visit to Mid-Rhondda. Miss Jones thoroughly captivated her audience, and had to be recalled. The choir then proceeded with a very fine rendering of God Our Refuge," the solo parts being taken by Miss Florrie Jones and Mr. Meurig James, both artistes doing justice to their allotted parts. A miscellaneous programme followed. The performances were also given on Thursday night. Dr. Idris Morgan pre- ro! i o trust that the Bethania -TAX Society will continue in their ir^rn provide such excellent works in Mid-Rhondda during the festive season.
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which took place on Thursday of last week, after a brief illness. The funeral took place on Thursday, the Rev. W. Morris, D.D. (Noddfa), officiating. At the Old Parish Church, Ton, on Christmas Day, Miss Ceridwen Beams (eldest daughter of Mr. Harry Beams, Dumfries Street, Treorchy) was married to Mr. Bert Moore, Ynyswen Road, Tre- orchy. The funeral of Mr. William Jones (son of Mr. John Jones, check- weigher, Abergorchy), who passed away at his residence, 52, Clarke Street, on Tuesday of last week, after a brief illness, took place on Monday last. There was a large gathering, despite the heavy downpour of r'ain. Dr. Morris (Noddfa) officiated. Bethania Y.P.S. held their annual supper on Christmas night, followed by a Christmas tree and entertainment. A very fashionable, wedding took place at Rudbaxton Church. Haverfordwest, recently, when Miss Edith M. Thomas (eldest daughter of Mr. Thomas Thomas, builder and contractor, Tangiers, Pem- brokeshire) was married to Mr. Wm. J. Davies, organist of Horeb Church, Tre- orchy. The Rev. J. Hugh Parry, rector of Rudbaxton, officiated. The bride, who was attractively attired in a costume of mole grey, with hat to match, was given away by her father, whilst Mr. Jack Jones, Ynyswen Road, Treorehy, acted as best man. The bridesmaids were Misses Louie, Florrie and Alice Thomas (bride's sisters), and Miss Sarah Davies. After the ceremony, the happy couple proceeded to the house of the bride's parents where the Rev. J. Hugh Parry presided at the reception breakfast.
effect, in spite of a temporary lapse from tempo in the opening bars of the Halle- lujah Chorus." The very critical did not perhaps agree with singing the words "wonderful" and "counsellor" in the chorus. For unto us a child is born," rallentando, but these were spots in the sun. and the general verdict at the close of the evening was that the feast of music had been a soulful and satisfying one. Tribute to Prof. Jones and all con- tributing for their splendid achieve- ments And a word of recognition to the powers behind the scenes—the com- mittee and a host of other indefatigable workers. Councillor W. P. Thomas' work as hon. secretary of the concerts, of course, needs no acclaiming—a nation knows his zeal and thoroughness. Mr. E. T. Michael, his assistant, is a worthy henchman, whilst Mr. John Samuel (trea- surer) and Mr. J. Johns (financial secre- tary) completed the coterie of men at the helm. The chairman and vice-chairman of committee were respectively Mr. Jos. Powell and Mr. Rhys James.