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Mountain Ash Evening Classes. DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES AND CERTIFICATES. An interesting function took place at the Court-room of the Workmen's Institute, Moun- tain Ash, on Wednesday evening of last week, when the students of the Science and Art Classes, and also the students of the evening continuation classes were presented with certi- ficates and prizes for their work during last session. The chair was occupied by Coun. John Powell, and he was supported by Mr. Al- fred Morgan, the director of education. Among those present were Coun. Griffith Evans, Coun. Wm. Davies, Mrs. Owen Jones, and a number of others. Mr. W. Morgan, m&nager, bad pro- mised to distribute the prizes, but he was un- able to attend, and the duty v.as, therefore, undertaken by Mrs. (Rev.) Owen Jones and Coun. W. Davies. At intervals between the dis- tribution of prizes, solos were rendered by Miss R. A. Thomas, Mr. D. Davies, Miss Dora Da- vies, Mr. D. J. Evans, Miss E. J. Adams, and Mr. D. Williams. The accompanist was Mr. John Webber. The following received certificates awarded by the Glamorgan Education Committee :-Prao.. tieal Mathematics. Stage I, Class 1, Llew. Hughes; class 2, T. E. Griffiths; class 3, Edw. Godfrey George; Stage II., class 1, W. James Savies, B. Evans. Percy Griffiths. Mine Sur- veying.—Stage T., class 1, D. F. Edwards, James Harris; class 2, T. E. Griffiths. R. W. Erasmus, T. R. Dowdeswell; Stage II., class -1. Trevor Jones, C. II. Nicholas, W. J. Davies, Alf. James; class 2, A. Mossell. Shorthand.— Stage I., class 1, Wm. Gough, Jno. Bennett; class 2, Ernest Gough, J. H. James, Llewellyn Davie3. Jno. Bailey; Sta-ze II., class 1. W. J. James; Stage IIl., class 1, D. Emrys Griffiths. Welsh.—Stage I., Class 2, Margretta Thomas, Emma Williams; class 3, D. J. Griffiths. Heat and Steam. Class 2, W. J. Gillard, Wm. Hughes. Electricity and Steam.—Class 2, Arthur Pugh, Llewellyn Hughes, class 3, W J. Gil. lard. Mining-.—Stage 1., class 1, Wm. Davies; e class 2, D. J. Thomas: class 3. H. J. Dobbs, Thos. W. P. Evans; Stage II., class 1; E. G. Godfrey, T. E. Griffiths, T. R. Dowdeswell; class 3, Watkin M. Jones; Stage III., class 1, W. J. Davies. Trevor Jones, and D. L. Ed- wards class 2, James Harris; class 3, Aaron Albert Mosselt; Stage IV., class 1, C. II Ni- cholas, Alf. James, R. W. Erasmus; class 2, Thos. Lawrence, Benj. Evans, D. Keen Davies. Certificates of the City and Guilds of London Institute were awarded in mine surveying to C. H. Nicholas and Trevor Jones. Board of Education certificates were awarded as L follow,lathem-ities --Stage I., cia.,3s 1, Henrietta Davies, Emlyn T. Morgan, Edith M. Kent; class 2, Evan Phillips and Lawrsace Magor. Mathematics, Practical. Stage I., class 2, T. E. Griffiths. Benj. Evans, W. J. Da- vies, Llewellyn Hughes. Principles of Mining.— Stage I, class 1, D. J. Thomas; class 2, J. J. Perrv, H. J Dobbs, Wm. Evans. Wm. Hill; Stage II., class 1, T. E. Griffiths; class 2. T. W. Pritchard, Evans, T. R. Dowdeswell, Edw. G. Godfrey: Stage III., class 1, Wm. Jas. Da- vies, D. L. Edwards; class 2, Trevor Jones, D. Keen Davies, James Harris: Stage IV., class 2, Rd. W. Erasmus, Chas. H. Nicholas. Attendance Prizes for best attendance rt Evening Continuation Schools.—Caegarw Jno. Morgan, Arthur Richardson, T. J. Sheldon, Harry Lamburn, Bertie Perry, Wm. J. Jenkin T. A. Roberts. Miskin: D. S. Williams, Willie Jenkins, Thos. J. Davies, Robert Roach, J. H. Davies, Edw. James Davies. Technical Classes.—Caegarw: Welsh-M. Thomas,, Hetty Davies, J. J. James; Music—Wm. Hatton. J. Owens, Tabitha Morgan, Mary Morgan, and Daniel Davies; French—Stanley Fidler, Mary Bradford, Austin Owen Hughes, and A. Crowe; German—Austin Owen Hughes, Francis Davies" Hettie Davies and Ellen THe; art-Annie J. Edwards, Francis Davies; elementary mining— D. J. Thomas, J. J. Parry, D. G. Davies, fl. J. Dpbhs, ^Ym. Evans; advanced riiining-Chas. IL Nicholas, T. E. Griffiths, James Harris; mine surveying—Chas. H. Nicholas, T. E. Gr'f- fiths, Wm Davies, James Harris, James Teague heat and steam engine—W. J. Gillard, Idris Erasmus, Llewellyn Hughes; applied electrici v —Wewelly'i Hughes, Arthur Pagli; practical mathematics— Wm. Davies, Benj. Evans, T. E. Griffiths; mathematics—Robert Roach, Llewellyn Hughes; elementary dressmaking^—Kate. Face, Sarah Hat- ton, Eliz. M. Waiters, Mary Davies; scientific dressmaking—Amelia' Davids, Phcehc Corb, Rose Emily Mead, Grace Wills. Jennie Neigh- bour, and Ceridwen Walters; art needlework and design—Annie Richards, Gertrude Rev- nish, Amelia Davies, Nettie lfariand,- Ethel M. Reynish'; cookery— Esther Williams; Ce £ n- pennar (dressmaking)—Annie M. Beynon and Bessie Bible; Duffryn Boys' School-Sbort- hand Wm. Jos. James, Llew. Davies; book- keeping: Ernest Gough; wood-carving: Wal- ter Face and Isabel Streeter; ambulance: Gwilym Ll. Pierce and Isaac Roberts. County Bchool-Woodwork: D. G. Andrews and Albert, Jones.
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Dance at Miskin. A very enjoyable dance was held at the Pengeulan School, Miskin, on Tuesday evening. The school was nicety decorated, and there were separate rooms for cards and refreshments. The catering was of a high order, and was looked after by Mrs, J. Williams, Mrs. H. Probert, Mrs. A. Lewis, Mrs. Ruck, Miss M. A. Bennett, Miss Annie Perry, Mrs. Gentle and Miss Nellie Watson. A long list of dances was indulged in, the M.C.'s being Mr. W. Powell Reynish, Mr. James Grant and Mr. Tom Smith. The pianist was Mrs. Pratt. The following were present:—Mr. W. Powell Reynish, Misses Ethel, Gertie, and Chrissie Reynish, Mr. David Ashill, Miss M. Ashil], Mr. G. Bradford, Mr. T. Bedford, Miss Bradford, Mr. T. Burge (Aberdare),i Mr. David Bevan, Mr. T. Clark, Mr. S. Dale, Mr. J. Davies, Mr. Ifor Davies, Mr. H. Davies, Miss P. Cribb, Mr. Harry Davies, Mr. A. Nonie, Mr. W. Duglan, Miss A. Davies, Mr. B. Davies, Mr. and Mrs. Beynon, Miss Annie Davies, Mis. Hughes, Mr. Jem Eynon, Mr. T. J. Evans, Mr. James Grant, Mr. Ben Howells, Miss Dora Griffiths, Miss Ellis, Mr. Ted Howells, Mr. and Mrs. Heaton, Mr. and Mrs. J. Howells, Mr. E. Jones (Em- porium), Mr. Wattie Jones, and Miss Barbara Jones, Miss F, Lidler, Mr- G. Francombe, Mr. Frank Jonee, Mr. Alec Savage, Miss F. Langford, Mrs, Phillips (Dowlais), Miss Nellie Griffiths, Mils^lS? Hugh, Miss May George (Aberdare), Miss Irene Rratt, Mr. Arthur Lewis, Mr. Tom Masters, Misses irnda.and Alice Masters, Mr. Stanley Millar, Mr. W. Morgan, Mr. C. Nichplas, Mr. P. 0 Leary, Mr. M. Williams, Mr. W. Webb, Mr. Tom Phillips;. Miss P. Payne, Miss G. Ponting, Miss R. Howells, Miss M. Evans, Mr. Edward Powell, Misses A. and S. J. Powell, Mr. Jack Powell, Miss M. Hugh. Mr. Richards, Mr. Tom Richards, Miss E. Richards, Mr. G. Shaw, Mr. W. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. T. Smith, Mr. W. Williams (Cwmaman), Mrs. L. Williams and Miss Williams, Mr. Stanley Williams, Misses M. and Lily Williams, Mr. Albert Jenkins, Miss Gwen Jenkins, Miss F. Osborne, Miss Katie Richards, Mr. Tanner (Abercynon), Mr. W. G. Richards, Miss L. Lloyd, Miss May Shipton and Miss A. M. Morgan. The dance terminated at twelve o'clock, in accordance with the new rule made by the Education Aut,hority. ('
PENRHIWCEIBER. OBITUARY.—The funeral took place on Sat- urday of the late Mr. Thos. Burns, 13, Cynon- terrace, who died suddenly at his brother's house at Nixonvilie, Merthyr Vale. Deceased was for 23 years head mechanic at Messrs. Cory Bros. Colliery, Penrhiwceiber, but retired about two years ago.
Penrhiwceiber Collier's Trip Home WIFE REFUSES TO ADMIT HIM. ARRESTED AND ATTEMPTS TO COMMIT SUICIDE IN THE CELL. A collier named Robert Davies, working at Pienrhiwceiber, returned home on Saturday to Abergynolwyn, about eight miles from Towyn, North Wales, to spend his Easter holidays. It is alleged he had neglected to contribute to- ward the maintenance of his wife, and that when he presented hiroaelf she refused to allow him to enter the house. He went into Towyn, where he was arrested on a charge of drunken- ness and using threats. Not long after be had been placed in a cell at Towyn Police Station, he was discovered hanging by the neck in an unconscious oondition. Artificial respiration was resorted to, and he was brought round. In the evening he was brought before Mr. Maeth- Ion James, charged with having threatened to murder his wife and attempted suicide, and re- manded until Monday. When the case was called on Monday. Chief Constable Thomas Jones stated that the ac- cused was charged with a serious offence. On Saturday night he was* taken into custody for being drunk and disorderly. He was placed in the cell, but complained of being cold, and begged Sergt. Jones to supply him with rugs. Consequently a rug was given him, a.nd the sergeant went out. In consequence of what Mrs. Jonei, wife of the sergeant heard, she sent for the police. Constable Daniel Davies arrived, and proceeded to the cell, where he found the prisoner hanging with a piece of the rug round his neck. It appears that he had cut the piece of rug, fastened it to the cistern chain, and tie< it round his neck. The con- stable immediately cut him dowit, but the ac- cused was unconscious. Artificial respiration was resorted to, and eventually he was brought round. Shortly t afterwards the accused was again found hanging in the fame position. Evidence was given by P.C. Daniel Davies, who added that when he was was brought round the accused made repeated threats to de- stroy himself. The constable then left the cell and returned three minutes afterwards, when he found him hanging with another piece of the rug round his neck.-Eviclcnce was also given by Sergt. Jones. The accused pleaded guilty, and said he serv- ed in the Army eight, years in India, where he contracted enteric fever. As soon as he took any drink, it went to his head.—pe was com- mitted to the Assizes and not allowed bail.
ABERCYNON. TABERNACLE. The half-yearly preaching services of Tabernacle (C.M.) Church were held on Sunday and Monday. Inspiring sermons were delivered by the Rev. Thomas Davies, Treorkv, and Rev. Dr. J., Cynddylan Jones, Cardiff. FISCAL REpopil-An address on Fiscal Reform was delivered, by Mr. Waddington, Chesterfield, at the Lesser Hal], on Thursday evening. The meeting was held under the auspices of the South Wales Tariff Reform Federation. Mr F Bailey "presided. SACRED CONCERT..—A sacred concert was held by the Abercynon Girls' Choir, at the English Congregational Chapel, on Sunday night. Mr. W. Tame presided. The Choir rendered the test piece of Mountain Ash eistedd- fod under the conductorBhip of Mr. H. S. Blomley. Organ selections were given by IS MisaJ E. Blomley, and solos by Miss Williams (soprano), Miss Lilv Jones and Miss A. M. Jones Pi l t!t(Y.;ri.wu) I The MEETHYB EDITION of the "Merthyr Eti, press" is on sale at Mrs. Richards, Newsagent Station-street, every Friday morning. PRESENTATION.—On Thursday night, at Moriah Baptist Church, Miss Gertrude Gibbon was presented with a beautiful cabinet ol cutlery for services rendered as organist for upwards of ten years. Congratulatory speeches were delivered by many friends, including liev A. B. Morgan (pastor), Mr. Brown, Mr. Ric Davies, Mr. Wilton, Mr. David Lewis, wfcx^ being senior deacon, presented Miss Gibborf I with the cabinet. The gentlemen referred 1"4 the amaible qualities of the organist, hej unstinted devotion to the work, and her was ingness to do anything in her power wheij called upon. They all wished her a long ami prosperous life, that she may have the pleansnst of utilising the valuable gift. TEA AND COI^ERT.—The annual tea and concert of the English Congregational Churcfi, was held on Good Friday. A very large numbei of persons were present to partake of thIS excellent tilings provided. The tables were is charge of Mrs. Heams, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Smithy Mrs. Richards, Mrs. Grubb, Mrs. Evans, Mrsi Matthews. Assistance was given by M* Jones, Mrs. Jarman, Mrs. Hyde, Mrs. Jones/j Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Hopkins, Mrs. Stone, Mrs James, Mrs. Poulton, Mrs. W. Taylor, Miss Jones, Miss Matthews, Miss Bowden, Mis^ Morgan and Miss Taylor, Mrs. Edwards, MROU Barge and Mrs. Hiscock. After tea, vocat items ware contributed by Mr. W. D. Evansi Mr. T. H. Davies, Mr. M. H. Simpson, Mr. Holland, and the Orpheus Glee party, undel the conductorship of Mr. D. T. Theophil Recitations were given by Mr. W. G. PowelL violin solos by Mr. D. T. Theophilus, and mandoline solos by Signor Tallan. Mr1 Haydu Wood presided at the piano.
CWMBACH. BETHANIA.—The quarerly meeting of tha Sunday School was held on Sunday, the Pev. Joseph James (pastor) presiding. The meeting opened with the recitation of a Psalm by Mas- tar Alfred Thomas, and the offering of prayef by Mr. Tom Evans. A hymn-tune from the "gymanfa" programme for 19C9 was sung by the congregation, and recitations and solos were given by the following: Lizzie Griffiths, Ethel May Owens, Myrddin Thomas, Annie May, Griffiths, Wm. Griffiths, Agnes Maude Evans, May Lewis, Amelia Walters, Thomas Francis, May Doughton, Jessie Williams, Louisa Evans, and Ebenezer Davies. ST. MARY Good Friday services at this ch were as foliovy.-IO a.ill. (English), preacher, Mr. A. E. Kimpton, Aber. dare; 7.30 p.m. (English), preacher, Rev. D. J. Rowland, B.A., Aberdare. The Ea-ster Sunday services were: 8 a.m., celebration of Holy Communion (English), Rev. W. H. Jon-es; 9.15 a.m., celebration of Holy Communion (Welsh), Rev. W. H. Jones; 11 a.m., matins in English, preacher, Mr. Tremellen, Aberdare 2.45 p.m., children's service (English), preacher, Mr. Thos. Thomas; 6 p.m., evensong in Welsh, preachex, Rev. R. T. Hughes, B.A., Aberdare. The church was beautifully decorated2 and large con- gregations attended each day. CAJJMKL.—On Sunday afternoon, the quarterly meeting was held, when a large number ottettdi ed. The chairman was the Rev. P. W. Hough, -of Blackwood, who was the officiating ministet at Bryn Seion Church on Sunday. The follows ing contributed to an excellent rregrammo:- Solos: "O'r Niwl i'r N ef," Miss Katie Daviebz; "Neges y Blodeuyn," Miss Marv :Evans ;"Con unto Me," Miss Maggie Daniel; "I heard thd voice of Jesus «ay," Mr. John Daniel; "LeacQ Kindly Light," Mr. Francis Davies. RecitaJ ti-: "Cyfrinach," Miss Katie Davies; 'T3ed4 yr Iosu," Miss May Bufton; "Lifer" Mr. Thcej John Hushes; "Y Frwydr Foasol," Mr. Johtf Hughes; duett, "0 na chawn farvv yn vr hat" Miss Maggie Daniel and Mrs. Evans; dialogua; Ein Gobeithlu," Miss M. J. Lewis. Mr. Tiios< John Lewis, and Mr. John Hughes. The 8I:J/. compamat was Mr. Herbert Davies.
GODREAMAN. MUSICAL SUCCESS.-Miss Eva Smith, d&ugtii ter of Mr. and Mra. Henry Smith, Cwmam.a.n. road, has passed the junior examination iu musio of tho Trinity College, London (with honours). TKA PARTY.-rnie annual tea in connection with Hebron Welsh C.M.. Church was held thii year on Easter Monday. A large number ati tended, and the function passed off successfully in every respect. The secretarial duties WCTS discharged by Mr. Edgar Williams, and Moj David Morgan was treasurer. The following! ladies had oharg-e of the tables:—Mrs. W. Ree&j* Miss Annie Rees, Miss Rees, Mrs. j3 R«es, Mrs. Jenkins, Mrs. Evans, Mira Mai$j| Lizzie Evans. Miss Sophia Evan. Mrs. Johii Jenkins, Miss M. J. Bertram, Mrs. Jones, Mis* Davies, Miss S. Jones, Miss Hamer, Miss Evans. Alrs. Price, Miss Jennie Price, Miss Jones** Miss Mary Jones. Others who assisted wer: Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Williams, MJBL Evans, Mr. Wulliam Rees. Mr. Henry EvansJ Mr. Moa-w Jones. Mr. Thomas Jones, Jones, and Mrs. Jenkins. The superintendent* of the tea were Mr. John Wil Ha. ins »r>H TVfo Daniel Jones. 1_-
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;# MOUNTAIN ASH COMMENTS. [BY "SPECTATOB.'T A :zre at deal of interest has been shown lo- cally L in the Territorial Force owing to an unfounded attack that has been made on the Force bv those who have not the slightest know- ledge of the regulations of the Territorial Army. "Before dealing with some of the points that have been raised, I should like to give some particu- lars of the oosition locally. At Mountain Aoh there were two Companies of the Territorial Force ?nd the establishment, when complete, will be 227. At present they are standing about 215 so that It looks as if, notwithstanding the at cf the Socialists, the complete strmgth will soon be made up. Col. M. Morgan is now second in command of the whole Battalion, and so he can hardly be considered one of the local officers. In connec- tion with the two local Compaaowgjj, there arc six officers:-Capt F. N ^J ^apt Gwilvm A. Evans, and Lieuts. D. Morgan. I- A Fvajis T W P. Evans, and Reg. Dowlas- well. I understand, however that Mr Dowde^ well has not yet been Gazetted, but he has sent TO during the week with a number of Territorials either drilline\>r giving a welcome to new .e cruits Lord Aberdare has presented the uruna. Liux with bu>?ie3 antl s.de drums, as unfortunately, the funds at their dis- posal will not allow of#the luxury of a band. The Territorial Force has beenattackedby the Socialists, during an fXSUdiSSrba^° Such, 1-eve, is -t the oase. There is not thedjft-l,p'' between the old Volunteer Force and the T-or- ritorial Force in this iforce «avs" Regulation 451 of the old y°lun^^rCoe.^Jed "The civil authority is not m any case ontit.cu a.11 upon or order V oluntee!,s to act a.5 a are not liable to be called pu._ reserva- tion these two regulations? Tr, „.«> r\f riots the old regulation, 452, for the Volunteer Force says: "HerJ* | to the necessity of *3°"f ^h^Steer queil such riots. from this general obli- lorce are not exempted i™ with all other Ration and they may m com by t,he subjects of Her \1^esty special constables for ccvil authority to act a» sp whpn go #ct. such purposes; hut they »e<julation 213 of the ing appear in unit ((g.s Majestv's sub- Territonal Army says. exi £ tence of riots jects are bound in UM»e °fd according to to use all reasonable enaea R1,nnress and «h. „eCe„i«y of '»«SoKra0/0,brPTo"itcri,l quell such riots. from this general obh- Force are not exempted from otber gation and they be required by the subjects of His Majesty constables for civil authority to act as speth will such purposes. When so emp y J armed with ordinary constable's staff and wiU not wear uniform.
VID M BREAKFAST TABLE-TALK m I 0 |0 Don't be satisfied until LjJ you have tried VAN e HOUTEN',V COCOA for S0 F^j yourself. Once you do that ggjg you Will realize all We gjjj should like to say for it," i — NOMA
MOUNTAIN ASH. PTJRCHAST: yonr Groceries and Provisions at H. KTNON's. Mountain Ash. Quality and price un- surpassed. IF voij are in doubt where to Furnish, so to Vic- TOR FREED- the leading house furnisher, where you can be supplied at your own terms.—3 and 4, Miskin- llcad, Mountain Ash. ST. iLLTYirs CHURCH.—The communicants at St. Illtyd's Church on Sunday were very large, and the singing of the choir during the services exceptionally good. MUSICAL SUCCESS.—At the recent examina- tion held by the London College of Music Miss Elsie Neate, Woodland-street, succeeded in passing the senior examination. ST. DAVID'S WELSH CHTJRCH.—There were early celebrations of the Holy Communion at this Church on Easter Sunday, and the num- ber of communicants were larger than for many years. I.L.P.—At the meeting of the Mountain Ash branch of the I.L.P., held at the Workmen's Institute, on Easter Tuesday evening, Mr. Willie Edwards read a paper on the "Sweating System." Mr. Noah Tromans occupied the chair. MUSICAL SUCCESSES.—At the Portb Eistedd- fod on Easter Tuesday, the prize for the bass solo, "Anchored," was won by Mr. D. Pennar Williams, Mountain Ash, out of 27 competi- tors, and the prize for the tenor solo, "Nant y Mynydd," was won by Mr. Anthony Jones, Mountain Ash, out of 12 competitors. ST MARGARET'S CHURCH.—There were three celebrations of the Holy Communion at St. Margaret's Church on Easter Sunday, the num- ber of communicants being over 500. The church was beautifully decotated with flowers, etc., and the congregations were larger than any previous year. As usual the choir rendered special music at each service. The preacher in the morning was the Rev. D. E- Roberts and in the evening the Vicar (the Rev. J. Sinnett Jones, M.A.). ST. TKILO'S CHURCH.—There were three cele- brations of the Holy Communion at St. Teilo s Church on Easter Sunday morning, and the:e were 200 oommunicants. The preacher in the morning was the Rev. W. R. Williams, and in the evening the Rev. D. E. Roberts. The an them was, "The Glory of the Lord shall be re- vealed," which was splendidly rendered by toe choir, under the conductorship of Mr. D. Laverv. The church was nicely decorated. BLLLIARDS.-The results of the fifth round for the Lord Aberdare's challenge cup at the Bil- liard-rooms in connection with the Workmen's Institute are as followS. Bishop. 196; G. Hart, 200; G. Nurse, 166; M. Mansfield, 200 E. McGregor, 154; H. Lewis, 200; I. Grant, 200; T. Lawrence, 170; J. Cooper, 200; T. Parfitt, 188; G. Wharton, 20C; W. Harris, 161; T. Morgan, 197; S. Nicholas, 200; D. Jones and M. Barry are yet 1¡0 play. The draw for the sixth round is as follow:- Lewis v. Mansfield, Nicholas v. Grant, Jones or Barry v. Wharton, and Halt v. Cooper. MINIATURE RIFLE CLUB CHAMPIONS.-The Welsh Club Championship was won by Chep- stow on Tuesday. Chepstow just managed to beat the Mountain Ash Conservatives by two points. The scores were: Chepstow (East MjoL- mouthshire League Champions): T. Williams, SO; J. W. Scott, 97; R. Davies, 94; E. C. Ball 96; J. Sergeant, 96; F. Johnson, 98; D. C. Fidler, 95; E. Coles. 99; total, 766. Mountain Ash Conservatives (Mid-Glamorgan T,pa<nie Champions): W. Powell Reynish, 96; A W. Bryn, 97; T. Howells, 94; G. L cu'one, 93;' D. E. Lewis, 99; W. Lewis, 97; A. Howells, 94; E. Howells, 94; to- ^MARRIAGE.—The marriage of Miss Martha Ellen Roberts, daughter of Mr. Wm. Roberts, of 4, Philip-street, and Mr. Charles Henry Wilkins, Llandough, who was at one time a. police constable at Mountain Ash, was solem- nised .at St. Margaret's Church on Saturday morning by the Rev. J. Sinnett Jones, vicar. The bride was attirod in a navy blue costume with hat to match, and was accompanied by Miss Harriet Wilkins, sister of the bridegroom, and Mr. Fred Morgan, Lyndhurst-street. The bride was given away by her father. After the ceremony the breakfast was partaken of at the bride's home; when, in addition to the wed- ding party. the following sat down:—Mrs. Ro- berts (mother of the bride), Mr. Wilkins (father of bridegroom), Mrs. S. Jones and Mr. Willie Roberts. WEDDING.—A pretty wedding took place at the English Wesleyan Chapel on Saturday morning, the contracting parties being Miss Lizzie A. Watkins, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Wratkins, Cwmpennar, and Mr. F. E. Selfe electrician at the P.D. power station, and eon of Mr. J. S. Solfe, Coity, Bridgend. The officiating minister was the Rev. H. A. Roberts, who was assisted by his brother, the Rev. J- W. Roberts. The bride was beautifidly attired in a cream serge costume, with hat to match, and was accompaniedw by Miss Edie Watkins and Miss Florrie Watkins (sisters) and by Miss Nellie Selfe (sister of the bridegroom) as bridesmaids. The best man was Mr. Chris Selfe. electrician at the Lower Duffrvn Colliery, and brother of the bridegroom. The bride was given away by her father, Mr. W. Watkins. After the wedding ceremony the breakfast was partaken of at the bride's. home, when in addi-. tion to those already mentioned the following «a,t down;—Mr. and Mrs. Hayes, Mrs. Neate, Mrs. Sperry, Mrs. Griffiths, Miss Branch, Miss Neate, and Mrs. Watkins (mother of "orlutr). The presents were numerous and valuable. ST. DYFRIG's, NEWTOWN.. — Special services were llg,4 pit Jlph 9J1 Raster Sjwdaj. j There were celebrations of the Holy Com- munion at 8.30 and 11 o'clock, no fewer than 73 communicants taking part in the services. The Rev. A W. Jones, Rev. W. E. F. Rees, a.nd the Rev. J. P Jones officiated. At the evening service the choir rendered the anthem, "I am Alpha and Omega" (Hall), a tenor solo was sung by Mr. W. Glynn Jones, a bass solo Jjy Mr. W J. Perry, and Miss A. Bryant gave a soprano solo. Mr. J Parry conducted, and Mr. S. Pugh was at the organ. The Rev. W. E. F. Hoes preached 11 stirring sermon co a crowded congregation. The following Easter gifts were made to the church Communion cloths, Miss Nellie Harlane and the Girls' Bible Class; cushion for communion table, Miss Hill; clothes for credence table, Mrs. Juliff; curtain and rod for organ, Miss Gwatkin. CONCERTS.—Concerts were given at the Work- men's Institute on Easter Tuesday and Wed- nesday evenings in aid of the Mountain Ash Football Club. The attendance, however, was not quite so good as was anticipated. Capt. Gv/ilym A. Evans presided or Tuesday even- ing. and an excellent programme was given each evening. A large nurnbar of selections were given by Glyndwr's Concert Party, in- cluding the Welsh airs, "Hob y derri dando," "Tyred yn ol," and "Men of Harlech," also the melody, "Old Black Joe," and the choruses, "Comrades in Arms," "Destruction of Gaza," and "The Tyrol." Mr. Jack Granfield s.ang a number of comic songs, and Mr. Godfrey Price also contributed several solos. A euphonium solo was given by Mr. Newsom France, and a splendid trombone duet by Messrs. Lonsdale. The concerts, from a musical point of view, were everything that could be desired. VISIT OF MR. ALBERT SHAKESBY.—On Thurs- day evening, at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Bruce-street, a lecture on "The Thrilling In- cidents of my Past Life," was delivered by Mr Albert Shakesby, the converted athlete and popular evangelist. The Rev B. Beckerlegge presided. Mr. Shakesby ga.ve a. most entrancing account of bis school days, and of his life in prison. Recently, he said, he had been at- tacked in the newspapers for leaving his father in the workhouse, but it was not until a. few months ago that, he ever knew he had a father living. He had never seen his father during the whole of his life. He was born in Hull in 1874, and lived during the first 20 years of his life by stealing. At the age of 17 he became the loader of a gang of 50 hooligans, and a few years later became head of a gang of thieves, known in the North of England as the "One Hundred and One Hooligan Gang." Mr. Shakesby gave an account of the way in which the "swag" was got rid of by men who dressed up as gentlemen, and many of whom were edu- cated men. At the age of 28 years, on January 13th, 1904, Mr. Shakesby was converted, and since that time has devoted his energies to evangelistic work. SINGING FESTIVAL.—Ths annual singing fes- tival in connection with the Welsh Baptists-was held at Rhos Welsh Baptist Chapel on Ea-oter Wednesday. The churches represented were:— Bethesda., Abercwmboi; Ifrwd, Mountain Ash; Rhos, Mountain Ash and Jerusalem, Penrhiw- ccibor. The presidents for the day were :— Morning, Mr. T. Edmunds. Rhos, afternoon, Rev. W. R. Jones, Jerusalem; and evening. Rev. M. Jenkin-3, Abercwmboi. The chairman of the committee was Mr. J. Williams, Pen- rhiweeiber; the treasurer Mr. Thomas Ed- munds, Mountain Ash and the secretary, Mr. D. J. Evans, Abercwmboi. The conductor of the festival was Mr. T. Gabriel, Bargoed, and he showed early during the day that he had the united choir under complete control. The hymn-tunes sung were:—"Babylon," "Cyfa-ill y Cristion," "St. Nicholas." "Dolgellau," "Hol- ly." "Lewes," "Shawmut," "St. Sylvester," "Deemster," "Sanctus," "Beth-ei," "Hengoed," 'Brynamman," "Gorton," "Calfari," "Reuben," "Margaret." "Builth," "Ynys Owen," "Glan- magwr," "Capel y Ddol," "Trewen," ond "Dinas Joppa." There were al?o two anthems: "Deuwch, canwn i'r Arglwycld," and "Fy Nuw. Fy Nuw. paham y'm gwrthodaist ?" and both anthems were rendered in an especially fine manner. EISTKODFOD,—An eisteddfod was held at Rhos Welsh Baptist Chapel on Good Friday evening, and was very well attended. The conductor was Mr. C. Lewis (Cynffig) and the adjudicators were as follow:—Music. Mr. Samuel Evans, Merthyr Vale; literature, Rev. R. S. Rogers, Mountain Ash; recitations, Mr. C. Lewis; prize bags, Miss A. Davies and Miss S. Ed- munds. The accompanist was Mr. J. W. Evans, while the secretaries were Messrs. T. J. Evans and T. J. Edmunds. The treasurer was Mr. John James, and there was also a strong and representative committee. The awards were as follow:—Girls' solo, for those under 15 years of age, Mary Jane Davies, Miskin. Welsh re- citation, for those under 16, Master Idwal Shel- by, Mountain Ash. Pianoforte solo, for those under 16, Lily Noote. Mountain Ash. Solo for boys under 15 years of age, Master Thomas Jenkins, Mountain Ash. Juvenile choir (not less than 30 in number and not exceeding 15 years of age). Only one choir, viz., Newtown United Choir, conducted by Mr. Arthur Davies, Moun- tain Ash, entered, and this choir was awarded the prize. being complimented by the adjudica- tor for its excellent tone. Pianoforte solo for those over 16 years of age, Miss Mildred Davies, Mountain Ash. Open Welsh recitation, prize divided between Mr. David Jeffrey Davies and Mr. Philip Wills, both of Abercwmboi. Male voice competition (not less than 25 in number), "Sailors' Chorus" (Dr. Parry). Only one party entered, viz., the Cynon Male Voice Party, Penrhiwceiber, conducted by Mr. Joshua Da- vies, but the prize :w8$ withheld, as the adju- dicator did not think the rendering of the rroce by this party of sufficient merit. Champion solo (open to any voice). This was a very keen competition. There were three competitors, Messrs. Anthony Jones, Benj. Davies, and Morgan J. Edwards. The first prize was awarded to Mr. M. J. Edwards, and the se- cond to Mr. Anthony Jones. Prize bags: The prize was awarded to Mrs. Daniels, Penrhiw- ceiber. Englyn prize, divided between Mr. W. Myrddin Hicks, Penrhiwceiber, and Mr. Mar- tin Luther Williams, Aberdare. The Eisteddfod closed wit" the singing of the Welsh National Anthem, the solo being sung by Mr. Anthony Jones.
The Vicar of Mountain Ash Decides to Remain. -4- Our Mountain Ash correspondent has been given to understand that the Rev. J. Sinnett Jones, M.A., Vicar, has decided to remain at Mountain Ash, in deference to the wishes of the Bishop and the Mountain Ash church- people
I MOUNTAIN ASH POLICE COURT THURSDAY (April 8th).—Before Co!. M. Mor- gan (chairman), Capt. F. N'. Gray, Capt. G. A. Evans, and Aid. D. Prosser. VARIOUS.—William Muxworthy and Ivor Williams, Penrhiwceiber, were summoned for being drunk and refusing to quit the Lee Hotel. —P.C. Jones having given evidence, the former defendant was fined 10s. and costs, and the lat- ter 15s. and costs. Henry Squance was order- ed to pay 5s. and costs for being drunk. Samuel Hollyman, a greengrocer, of Miskin, was ordered to pay 5s. and costs for leaving his horse and cart unattended outside the Mount Pleasant Hotel. FIGHTING.—John Henry StAgg. Penrhiwcei- ber, who was represented by Mr. T. Shipton, was summoned for street fighting.—P.C. Ben- nett said he saw defendant fighting with an- other man outside the Belle Vue Hote1.-P.S. Davies corroborated.—Defendant said he tried to stop a fight which was going on, and in do- ing so, one of the men struck him and he re- taliated. — Thi., story was supported by Ed. Wallace, who was with the defendant at the time. Defendant was fined 10s. and costs. DOG CASES.—Michael Ryan, Miskin. was fin- ed 7s. 6d. for keeping a dog without a licence. David Evane, Penrhiwceiber. was fined 5s. for not having a collar for his dog, and. 7s. 6d. for not having a licence. Evan Evans, Mis- kin, was ordered to pa.y 5s. for not having a collar for his dog. DOGS AMONG SHEEP.—William Walters. Pen- rhiwearadog Farm, summoned Ben Jenkin-s and John Williams, both of Penrhiwceiber, for in- juries done to sheep and lambs by defendants' dogs. Plaintiff said he saw two dogs among his sheep and lambs on Sunday af ernoorr, January 31st. The dogs had killed two sheep and six lambs, a.nd two other sheep had to be killed. The value of the sheep W81S £6 8s.— The defendant were ordered by the Bench to pay the damages between them. THEFT Sarah Stephens, Mountain Ash, was charged bv Lewis Ouritz, pawnbroker, Oxford- street, with stealing a pair of breeches and a. flannel shirt —Rachel Cuntz, wife of prosecutor, said that she found the goods in defendant's possession, the value of the same being 14s.. —P S Clyncb having given evidence of arrest defendant was charged, and, pleading guilty, was ordered to pay 208. DESFRTION. John J. Morgan, ABCRTIIJBRY, was summoned by his wife. Margaret Morgan for desertion. — Plaintiff said her husband had left her and when living together he ill-treated her on several occasions.—Defendant was order- ed to pay IDs. a. week and costs.
Her Husband: "If a man steals—no Patter what it is—he will live to regret it, His Wife: "During our courtship you used to steal kisses from me." Her Husband: "Well, you heard what I said." Home 1 How much the dear word means! First of all it should stand for peace—within its walls there should be no fear, no injury no strife—failing in this it is not home. — Jane Thompson. Don't invest prematurely or wait too long. At the very inception of the enterprise there are apt to be problems to be settled which you had better let someone eIs take the risk of settling.
Mountain Ash Easter Eisteddfod. KEEN COMPETITIONS. THE CHIEF CHORAL WON BY AN ENGLISH CHOIR. The 15th annual Mountain Ash Eisteddfod held on Easter Monday was again a very suc- cessful gathering. The number of choirs in the chief choral competition exceeded any previous year, and it was the first occasion for the North Staffordshire Choir to visit tho town. Some of the bauds were also new comers. The malo voice competition proved itself, 8S on previous occasions, one of the most popular competitions during the day. The weather was most un- propitious in the morning, but, fortunately, the rain ceased during the afternoon and evening. Lord Aberdare, who was accompanied by Lady Aberdare and a number of friends, arrived at the- Pavilion while the chief choral competition was proceeding, but owing-to the large num- ber of events he did -not make any speech, though he was one of the presidents for .t.he day. The other president, Mr. D. A. Thomas, M.P., was unable to attend., Generally speak- ing, the order of the day was adhered to, and the greatest credit is due to Mr. D. T. Evan-, the energetic secretary, for the splendid ar- rangements in this respect. The other matters in connection with the gathering were under the supervision of Mr Samuel Davies, the field mars hall, and Mr. Davies and his large band of assistants left nothing undone that could be done to make the Eisteddfod a success. The adjudicators were as follow :—Music, Dr. W G McNaught, London; Mr. Merlin Mor- gan. London; Mr. John Price, Garth; and Mr. J. E. Deacon. Cardiff. Literature: Rev. R. S- Rogers, B.A., Mountain Ash. Bands: Mr. J. W Beswick. Recitations: R.ev. D. Jeremy Jones, Mountain Ash; Mr. Silas Williams, of Ynysybwl; and Mr. Henry Davies, Associate of Eluocution, Victoria College, London. Min- ing: Mr. Daniel Davies, Glamorgan County- lecturer, Mi-. D. Jones, Cwmaman Mr. W. F. Ball, Mountain Ash: and Mr. W. Morgan, Mountain Ash. Ambulance: Dr. T. H. Morris, J.P., Tylorstown; Dr. B. Phillips-Jones. Pen- rhiwceiber; and Dr. R. Llewellyn Williams, Mountain Ah. The accompanists were :-MI55 S. M. George, Mountain Ash Mr, R. Howells, Aberdare; and Mr. Haydn Prosser Davies, Merthyr. AWARDS. The awards were as follows:— Pianoforte and Violin Ductt, "Sonata in G Minor (W G. Tollemache); prize, £ 2 2s.—Mr. II. Freedman, Pontycymmer, and Mr. W. Ley shon, Bridgend. Pianoforte Solo (for those not over 15 years of age), "Dance Grazioso" (W. Herbert Lan- yon).—Master Harry Black, Tredegar. Girls' Solo (not over 17 yeans of age), "With You" (Godfrey Nutting); £1 1-—Misa Lizzie Kinsey. Ognrore Vale. Boys' Solo (for those not over 16 yeans of age), "For ever with the Lord" (C. Gounod); £ 1 ls-—Master E. Ivor Sims, Morriston. Baritone Solo "Bedd Glyndwr" (W. O. Jones); £1 Is.—Mr. James Evan;3, Dowlais. Tenor Solo, "Sympathy" (Edward St. Quen- tin) £11s.-M.r Steve Jenkins, Mountain Ash. Contralto Solo, "The Land of Yesterday" (A. Mascheroni); £2 2s. — Miss Maggie Davies, Ynyshir. Girls' Choirs (40 to 50 voices), not exceeding 14 years of ago. The test piece was "Over the Fields of Clover" (A. Geibel), and the firstpize was £8, and a portrait to the successful conduc- tor the second prize was The following choirs sang in the order given: Troedyrhiw (Miss Katie Jones) Abercynon (Mr. Herbert Bromley) Abercwmboi (Mr. John Eiddig Da- yie); Liverpool (Mr. R- T. Edwa-rds); Morris- ton (Mr. J p Llewellyn); Mountain Ash (Mr. William Morris); Cwmaman (Mr. W. Clay Jen- kins). and Hafod (Madame Ben Thomas). The first prize was awarded to Troedyrhiw, and the second prize to Liverpool. The marks awarded were: Troedyrhiw, 69; Liverpool, 6.8; Cwm- aman, 67; Abercwmboi, 66: Morriston, ú6; Hafod, 66; Abercynon, 58; Mountain Ash, no marking. f Recitation, "Tyr'd dan v Deilog Lwyn."— Divided between Miss Maggie May Lewis, Waunarlwydd, and Miss Gwladys May Davies, Ystrad, Pvhondda. Pianoforte Solo, "Dance Caprice."—Miss W. Davey, Bristol. Action Song. There were three choirs in this competition, viz., Abercwmboi Boys (Mr. John Eiddig Davies), Bethania. Boys, Mountain Ash (Mr. Albert Jones), and Abercwmboi Girls (Mr. John Eiddig Davie'). The first prize of £ 3 was awarded to Abercwmboi Girle, and the second prize of £2 to Bethania Boys. The marking 1 was: Abercwmboi Girls, 68; Bethania Boys, 67; .and Abercwmboi Boys. 63. Pianoforte Solo. "Bijoux D'or." — Master Ivor Evan Sims, Morriston. CHIEF CHORAL CONTEST. The first prize in the chief choral competition was £7C, with portrait for the successful con- ductor, and there was also a second prize of £20, and a third prize of £10. The test piece was "By Babylon's Wave" (Gounod), and the choirs were to consist of bet-ween 150 and 180 voices. The choirs sang in the following or- der :—Mountain A&h (Mr. Edwin Williams), Rhymney (Mr. John Price),-Newport (Mr. A. Sims), North Staffordshire (Mr. Whewall), Tre- boeth and District (Mr. William Jenkins), and Cwmavon (Mr. Evan Thomas). In giving his adjudication, Dr. McNaught referred to the forthcoming London National Eisteddfod, and said that he had heard that-Jt had gone- abroad that the musical pieces for competition at> that Eisteddfod were too difficult for Wales. He did not, however, believe that- §'tlch was the case: and he believed that what other .choirs could do, the choirs in Wales could also do. Refer- moT0 particularly to the competition,. Dr. McNaught said that'tihe test piece was very well calculated to bring out the qualities of each choir. It had plenty of high colour and plenty of dramatic effect. Mountain Ash Choir had fair tone, but were not always in tune. They &lsc> h&d a tendency to curve the attack.. Rbym- ney § opening was impressive and moving,, and the basses were excellent. Newport began too loudly; they were vivid in their rendering, but not terrible enough whero required. North Staffordshire Choir had beautiful blend and con- spicuous unity, though not always in tune. Treboetb also began too loudly, but kept to- gether very weiL The final movement was rather too joyous; a good. if not perfect, per- formance. In the case of Cwmavon, the attack was first rate, and the performance a good one, though, perhaps, too much liberty had been taken. The marking was as follows, taking the order as given above: No. 1, 57: 2, 71; 3, 69; 4, 75; 5, 67; 6, 70. The first prize, therefore, went to North Staffordshire, the second to Rhymney. and the third to Cwmavon. Bass Solo, "Loyal Death" (J. Stainer); two guineas.—Mr. Isaac Tavalaw Ðougbto Ebbw Vale. Baritone Solo, "Comfort" (Jacques Blumen- thai); £1 is—^jr. David Jonee, Ferndale." Pianoforte Solo, "The Butterflies." —Prize divided between Miss Maud Stevens, Newport, and Miss Winifred Rogers, Bristol. Mezzo-Soprano Solo. "Like a.s the Waves" (J. C. Ames); £1 Is.—Miss Amy Rosser, New. port. Soprano Solo, "The Wings of Night" (Gladys Melrose); £1 Is.—Miss Mary Han- nah Lewi, Clydach Vale. Congregational Choirs (not less than 30 voices). The test piece was "De Profundis" (Tollemache). Two choirs competed, viz. Bristol (Mr. Fred Sfcona) and Penrhiwceiber (Mr. T. Wigley).—The prize of £10 was award- ed Penrhiwceiber. Ensrlish Recitation.—Miss Alice Haaner, Builth Wells. Brass Bands, Class A.—1, Crossfielde' Soap Works; 2, Ferndale; 0, Aberaman; 4, Aber- dare. Brass Bands. Class B.—1. Blaina; 2, Maes- teg, Hibernians; 3. Abertillery. Englyn.—Mr. Tom Evans (Te!), Cwmaman, Aberdare. Boys' Choirs (30 to 40 voices). There were three choirs, viz.: Bethania, Mountain Ash, Mr. Albert, Jones: Pontypool, Mr. W. J. Wil- hams; and Duffryn, Mountain Ash. Mr. T. Jones.—The first prize, £5, went to Bethania; the second prize. f2. to Duffryn; and the to Pontypool. Welsh Recitation.—Miss Mary J. Davies. Port Talbot. Contralto Solo, "Light of the World" (Han, lg.—Miss Marion Neale, Bristol. Soprano Solo, "Lovely Spring" (William Coenen); £2 2s.—Miss Pauline AUen, Bristol. Pianoforte Solo, "Surprise."—Miss Winifred Ada. Davey, Bristol. Tenor Solo, "Rosamond" (John Pointer): £2 2s.—Mr. Watkyn Phillips, Aberdare. Choirs of DO less than twelve voices, "The Lamentation of the Children of Zion" (Tolle- mache) prize £5. There two choirs, viz. Penrhiwceiber. Mr. T. Wigley,and Kymric. Tonvpandy, Mr. John Owen Evans.Penrhiw- ceiber were the winners. Mining. — The following were the prize-win- ners in Subject II.. "Ventilation" Mr. WiLliam Morgan, Aberaman 2nd, Mr. W. J. Packer, Gilfach Goch; 3rd, Mr. W. J. Da- vies, Abercwmboi. The following were the winners in Sub- ject r., "Practical Coal Mining" ;-1. Mr. William Morgan. Aberaman; 2. Mr. Thomas Morris, Merthyr; 3. Mr. Isaac Lewis, Cwm- aman. Second Choral .60 to 80 voices): test piece, "Gently comes the Breath of Evening" (Is- alaw).—1st prize. £20, and medal for success- ful conductor: 2nd Four choirs had entered, but only two appeared on the Trecynon (conductor Mr. Wil- liam Gwvnne); 2, Ogmore Val-o (conductor, Mr. W. M. David). Ambulance.—Abergorky; Reserves; 3rd, Ffaldau Institute Team; 4th, Aberaman; 5th, CwmMclI No. 2. Nine teams competed. Elegy on the late Mr. David Evans, Moan- tain Ash: prize of B5 5s. and a chair, valued 5s. Winner, the Rev. D. Jeremy Jones, Mountain Ash, who was invested by Lady Aberdare. MALE VOICE COMPETITION. This competition was the last item for the day, and the following parties sang in the order eiven:—Birmingham (Mr. W. E. Robin- son), Treharris (Mr. Fred Evans). JVIaesteg (Gwilym TaD, Aberdare (Mr. David Phillips,, Kenfig Hill (Mr. William Rees), Mid-Rhondda (Mr. Emlvn Richards). Mountain Ash (Mr. Herbert Llewelivn). The piece was "The Reveille" (Elgar), and a first. pnze of £20 .A p?gpr& 91 l !fL-
conductor, and a second prize of £ 10.—Dr. M'Naught said that the test piece for this competition was one of the most remarkable pieces ever composed for malo voice parties. He awarded the following marks:—No. 1, 61 marks out of a possible 80; No. 2, 66; No. 3, 63; No. 4, 51; No. 5, 70; No. 6, 63; No. 7, 72; and No. 8, 69. The winners of the first prize were, therefore, Mountain Ash, and Kenfig Hill the second prize. ADJUDICATOR'S REMARKS ON THE RECITATIONS. In view of the diversity of opinion which has been manifested on recitations in various Eis- teddfodau and the consequent doubt which exists, among reciters as t^> the style which will suit the adjudicators, the following remarks ad- dressed to the reciters at the Mountain Ash Eisteddfod by Mr. J. Henry Davies, of Ynyshir, Associate of the College of Reciters, London, after a consultation with his fellow adjudicat- ors (Rev. D. Jeremy Jones, Mountain Ash, and Councillor Silas Williams, Ynysybwl) will be read with interest:—"You would like to know upon what basis I have been adjudicating, and by what means I arrived at my decision. I think it is quite fair that you should know—es- pecially in the face of the uncertainty exper- ienced by reciters in the past—in regard to the very varied tastes of different adjudicators who have been jduging the reciters' efforts at differ- ent Eisteddfodau. It is very probable that some of you, before coming here to-day, asked questions similar to the following: What are the tastes of to-day's recitation adjudicators? Do they like modulation of voice? Are they favourable to gestures? Do they condemn a dramatic rendering—something similar to the performance of old time and old fashioned Methodist ministers? I have been thinking over this matter, and after looking through the works of eminent masters on elocution, inciud) ing Bell, Chambers, Kirton, Garry, and last, but not least, Dr. Cynonfardd Edwards, I have arrived at a method which I consider to be a fair and proper basi; to adjudicate your recita- tions. I hope that all who will take upon them- selves the responsibility of deciding keen and imoortant contests in the lofty art of elocution will adopt sonw such scheme, so that competi- tors may know that they are scientifically judged, and that they do not cater for faddists. I give a maximum of 60 marks, make up as follows: 10 for correctness of rendering, good punctuation, and articulation 10 for interpreta- tion—that is, correctly expressing the sense, or conveying the ideas set forth by the author; 10 for voice—I maintain that the voice to the reciter is quite as important as to the singer; I take into consideration quality of voice, vol- ume, compass, modulation, and change of key for different characters. 10 for gestures; much has been said as to gestures, and niaty recitejes have, I am sorry to say, lost prizes through using proper and effective gestures. If the adjudicators looked up authorities on the art of elocution, their der-izions woinld have been different. The authorities which I have prev- iously mentioned advocate appropriate and nat- ural gestures. I assert thatgestlIres to the re- citer are what the accompaniment of a musical instrument is to the singer—both aid to a better performance. And do not reciters in gesture appeal, dismiss, threaten, display joy and grief, defy and deny, express love, hatred and fear, indicate persons, places, and things? Gestures, if appropriate, graceful, and natural, aid the performance of the reciter. Bsware of too many gestures; too many are worse than too few, and never allow gesture nor facial expres- sion to become meaningless—in a word, be natural. 20 for general effect, viz.. word paint- ing, artistic touches, graceful bodily move- ments, and general spirit and demeanour of the reciter. ■ ♦
It will thus be seen that the statements made by Socialist speakers that the soldiers of the Territorial Force would be compelled to shoot down their brothers and neighbours during all industrial disturbance are without the slightest foundation. The civil authority would h.ave no more claim oil a member of the Territorial Army than it would have upon any other citi- zen Every citizen is equally liable for the preservation of the peace. The visit of Mr. Albert Shakesby to Bruce- street Primitive Methodist Chapel, on Thursday evening, concluded with a scene of unusual fer- vour. Mr Shakesby closed his lecture with an evangelistic appeal and confessed that he was unable to conclude the meeting until some one had made a confession of sin. For quite half-an- hour the audience were engaged in prayer, but no one rose to his feet, and it looked as if those present were going to remain until a late hour. At last, however, two young people rose and made a public confession, and the extreme ten- sion was broken, and the meeting came to an end. The Mountain Ash Cottage Hospital Eistedd- fod has again come and gone. and the keen- ness shown in the various competitions has never been exceeded. As a matter of fact the Mountain Ash Easter Eisteddfod is not one Eisteddfod, but many Eisteddfodau, for while the chief proceedings are going on' in the Pa- vilion, there are lesser gatherings at the Work- men's Institute and at the Catholic School. I visited the Workmen's Institute on Mon- day, and the large hall was filled to overflowing by those interested in the band competitions, while the lesser hall, the court room, and the reading room were also filled by those inter- ested in the preliminary tests. It has been said, and. I believe, with a good deal of truth, that some of the most interesting events take place outside of the Pavilion alto- gether. For instance, those who remained in the Pavilion did not hear any of the bands, and a large number of other events were also de- cided at the Workmen's Institute. The winners c even in several solo competitions were not heard at the Pavilion, and the same thing may be said with regard to the recitations. The pro- gramme at the Pavilion was chiefly concerned with choral singing, and the number of choirs were larger this year than ever before. -K- -A- Another interesting ceremony for which no timo could be found was the chairing- of the bard, and this was greatly to be regretted ow- ing to the fact that the winner of the chair was a popular minister of the town-the Rev. D. Jeremy Jones, of Soar Welsh Congregational Church. I heartily congratulate Mr. Jones on his success. It may not be generally known that Miss Alice Hamer. of Builth Wells, who won the prize for the English recitation, is a sister to Mr. John Hamer, the treasurer of the Cwm Cvnoa Federation lodge. The chief prize won by Mountain Ash, apart from the bardic chair, was that won by the Mountain Ash Male Voice Party, conducted by Mr. Herbert Llewelyn. Dr. McNaught, the chief adjudicator, spoke of the interpretation of the test piece by the Mountain Ash Party as being almost perfect. This is high praise, especially having regard to the fact that "The Reveille" is a very difficult piece, as well as one of the most, remarkable musical compositions of the century. (I Last year I drew attention to the fact that the tradespeople do not take the interest they should in decorating the town on the day of the Eisteddfod. This year the decorations were more numerous than last year, but there is still room for improvement. The new floor on the Pavilion is a great im- as provement. and as such was generally remarked upon by those who attended the Eisteddfod. A glance through the report in another col- umn wil] reveal a number of interesting facts. One fact of interest is the number of choirs and soloists from English towns. Liverpool, Birmingham. North Staffordshire towns. Bris- tol, and other places sent either choirs or solo- ists, and quite a. large number of events were won by English singer*.