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BHDS AND DISTRICT NOTES. -<I'?' BANK HOLIDAY Bank Holiday was looked forward to with so- -iie as far as the weath- er was concern; he few days leading up to it did not hoid cut much promise. In fact, the Sunday was a drizzling wet day, with heavy, ove;-hanging clouds, which presaged hi- fl,ut fioe weather. Notwithstanding all gloomy portents however, the day, if notbrilliantly fine, .was nice and dry. HOW RHOS SPENT THE DAY. As is usual on Bank, Holiday, Rhos peo- ple spent the day in a variety of ways. Corwen, Caergwne, and Holywell attract- ed the eisteddfod devotees Rhyl and New Brighton called ihose who wished for a sniff of the briney Llangollen was the rendezvous of the pedestrians; Eiles- lTsere was the c1 1 claimant of those who preferred a v. > 1 and Rhos mountain was the child > happy Hampstead. A few there were 21:50 who ;>ent (to them) a delightful day at the Deeside at Bangor atid Overton, fishing. All in their own way spent an enjoyable day. TYPES AT PLAY. It is on Bank Holiday that all types are to be seen at play, from the child in the perambulator to the old and feeble nona- genarian. The lively and high-spirited usually generate a full chest of animal spirits for Bank Holidays, and disburse it in a hundred different ways. They it is who infuse that bustle and excitement into everything and to them is due that at- mosphere of warmth and glow insepera- ble from a bank holiday. The younger children, although their field of enjoyment is more confined geographically, yet man- age to extract the maximum amount of pleasure out of the day. They have in full measure the capacity for enjoyment, and, armed with bulging parcels of eata- bies and bottles of miik and ginger pop, they chuckle and crow with sheer delight, and for the time envy no mortal born. The elder ones, although they no longer look forward expectantly to B ink Holiday, nevertheless seem to find enjoyment in J witnessing the younger ones enjoying themselves. It seems to bring it all back to them again—the magic and wonder of the years that have gone. They sit down aqd smoke, and weave stories of the dis- tant past when they, too, were young and lissom. -r VISTING THE OLD HOME. While the majority of Rhos people spent the day away from home, there were some who spent the day in Rhos, revisiting the old and familiar places. Many Rhosites who for many years have hved away, came to see what changes time had wrought here. They visited old friends & renewed acquaintance with old haunts They wandered about the neighbouring walks, and smiled to thrm^eJves as mem- ories rose before ibem. conjured up by the familiar sights. AT CORWEN. The Eisteddfod at Corwen as usual at- tracted a large number of people, among whom were many Rhosiies. Two Rhos Choirs competed the second male voice choir, and the Beihiehem juvenile choir. The male voice parry suffered defeat, the I prize being divided betwven Glynceiriog J and Prysor. The Bethlehem juvenile choir, however, had an easy victory, thus j adding one more to their long list of sue- cesses. Three choirs competed in the j chief choral competition, Prysor, Dolgelly, and Cefn. The adjudicators had an easy task in deciding the winners, for Cefn :1' were far ahead of the other two. There 'were no other Rhos successes at Corwen ) this year, for the simple reason perhaps that there were no Rhos competitors. The chief male voice competition was won by Moelwyn, and the baritone solo by Mr R. H. Humphreys. Machynlleth. In the evening a successful concert was field, the favourites among the artistes being Miss Amy Evans, and Mr Charles Tree. MUSIC STUDY IN WALES. Mr D. Jenkins, Aberystwyth, in deliver- ing his adjudication on the choral compe- tition at the Pwilheli eisteddfod, called v the attention of the choristers to the grant offered for the teaching of music and choral practices in connection with the inight school by the Government. Several choirs in Carnarvonshire, he said, had availed themselves of this valuable aid to musical education, and he hoped that next winter the majority of Welsh choirs would connect themselves with this movement, thereby spreading the knowledge of music, securing the money grant, and giving per- formances of complete work- He be- lieved that the success of the Carnarvon Choir in London had already given an, impetus to choral singing in North Wales. NATIONAL RECREATIONS. Alderman Ralti, the president at New- market Eisteddfod, contrasted che way in which the nations spent their Bank Holi- 4ay. While England had its races, Spain Its bull-fights, and France its boar hunts, Wales was content to love the eisteddfod, jrflich encouraged poetry, music, and lit. erature. He hoped that the day was far distant when Wales would forsake the Eisteddfod for the recreations of the coun- tries he had named. HOIST WITH THEIR OWN PETARD The local Tories had a very unpleasant surprise at their meeting at Johnstown on Friday last. A gentleman whose in- terruptions were evidently too much for the chairman, was at last invited to go up and take the chair himself. He at once accepted the invitation, and amid the cheering of the crowd, stated that they in East Denbighshire did not want Tariff Reform agents in that constituency. They had a government of the people, for the people, by the people, and they were going to stick to the Government. The local Tories were struck dumb with amaze- ment at the audacity of the stranger who had so daringly invaded their meeting and who fcailed cheers for Mr Hemmerde and the Government, which were heartily given by the crowd. It was a case of being Hoist with one's own petard IS SATURDAY SUNDAY? The Gospel Tent in Mountain-street, continues to attract a number of people. Mr Read, the special missioner, has for some time now been addressing and preaching to his congregation on the sub- ject of the Sabbath Day. He contends that our Saturday is the real Sunday, and that it should be observed as such. While the missioner's eloqueuce on this point is not taken very seriously by the majority of his listeners, there are a few who have been converted to the mis- sioner's way of thinking regarding Sun- day. The absorbing of the hew idea that Saturday is Sunday, has upset the dom- estic arrangements of those who have sat- isfied themselves that the statement is correct, and has necessitated a re-adjust- ment of their weekly programme of living. Saturday here, means pay day, shopping day, and half-holiday, and the very idea of changing the day's about on historical, argumentative, or any other grounds, does not present itself favourably to the

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