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Rhymney Valley Echoes [Bv "RECORDER.") ,p, Serious and welcome summer sunshine Of -Thursday, Good Friday and Saturday wrought a Veritable resurrection in the appear- ance of the Rhymney Valley. Till Uood Iri- day, the trees bore no evidence of spring-tide, but those days of yvarm sunshine effected^ a transformation. Spring was born in a day. The tamihar process of gradual development was dis- carded, and the face of the land broke into bud j as witb the wave of a magician s wand. A million trees awoke to life, ancl dress- Ed without a sound. How unlike the awaking of a milJion men livery man seemed suodenly to remember that he had a spade, and fork, and a bit of garden. The result has been a won- derful change in the appearance of the gardens. The four days of sunshine had not parsed away before one heard many forebodings ex. pressed as to a eevere drought, and as to how much the land needed water. A little sunshine goes a great way in these parts. The roads toon became thick with dust; the mountain Otreamiets soon run dry. Yet, in the autumn fcnd winter, incalculable quantities of water are allowed to run to waste, a thousandth part of which would prove an inestimable boon in a droughty summer for garden, field, and road watering.. < Apart, however, from checking some of the waste of the streams, what a great saving might be effected on the drain upon existing reservoirs if it were made obligatory to con- struct. on sanitary principles, good rain water tanks for houses. Water of the most suitable kind for cleansing the skin as well a3 for water- ing the garden would be thus stored, and thus ease in critical times the dependence on a Water Company's reservoirs. < Numbers act in regard to water as though it Cost nothing and reservoirs were inexhaustible, tt would be well if every household realised the wholesome truth—in regard to water as well as money—"Wilful waste brings woeful want." The stream that dances over the rocks past the house will not flow back to water any man s garden. If a man wants his "water to be pure," he must, notwithstanding the existence of water Companies, take care of it. Much water is wasted through leaky taps. When men had to draw from their own wells, they were careful to avoid waste; they also took steps to secure as much rain-water as possible. I do not advocate the revival of the old rain- water barrel, but I do advocate the construc- ion of sound rain-water cisterns—as, indeed, I »ould advocate thrift and thriftiness in many departments of social and domestic life which, unfortunately for the country and the people, Kern to be on the way to becoming extinct. „ One of the principles of this erudite and en- 6ghtened age appears to be, judging from the Ways and conduct of the multitude, that of aever doing for oneself what one can get some- body else to do for him. More than half the Pleasure of life is lost by this lazy sluggishness *nd apathy. Easter Monday came as a marvellous change k? the four day, preceding it, and doubtless disappointed hundreds who had reckoned on a finny day amongst the Beacons.. Chepstow, ^intern, Abergavenny, and other charming places; but hundreds more with gardens and Sowing crops hailed with pleasure the gentle •Wers and wished for more. How often it is Wmt the rainy day-whicb so many complain about when it interferes with rome cherished Pi.. w yet, in another way. literally raining reigns in the good being done to crops. With Easter, the Eisteddfod season is again Opon is—if, indeed, it is ever absent from thefo frll« in some form or other. It has been wd fchat the Englishman's holiday .is to stand on a tub or a chair, and address his fellow-me,, on s. wrongs which oppress them. The Aelsn Iran's idea of a holiday is the Eisteddfod. Whatever good tho*e Eir.tcddfodau may have rendered to the culture of music, there is one thIng I ha.ve observed which they have neglect- ?d they have almost ignored boys voices. 1 tave not been into a single church in ales where there are anv choristers worth hearing, Whilst, in an average English church choir,, the soprano part is taken entireiy by boys in a banner which would need double the number ?f ladies' voices to equal. In neg cc .in;, oys, Eisteddfod committees are neglecting a very ashing force in chora! singing. Mr W. B. Lloyd, I hear, has been appointed chairman of the overseers. I hear also that over.-eers out of office and overseers in olnce are &ot of the same opinion, and that those who Ranted the Press to be present at their meet- lng are not now quite so desirous of making their business public. Mr. E. Richards, tne ex- chairman. has done good work. 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PONTLOTTYN. BAZAAR.—On Wednesday and Thrusday a bazaar was held at the Boys' School, by the members of Bethlehem C.M. Church. THE CLERGY.—The Rev. Philip Morgan and the Rev. Robert Jones have been licensed at The Palace, Llandaff, by the Bishop, for the Parish of Pontlottyn. GOOD FRIDAY.—At St. Tvfaelog Parish Church the usual three-hours' service was held, when the Vicar (Rev. T. Rees, B.A.) conducted throughout. There was a very good attendance, which was also the case during the evening service. STj. TVFAELOG.—On Easter Sunday, at the Parish Church, there were four celebrations of the Holy Communion, one being a Welsh service. The total number of communicants was 175. The church was beautifully decorated by the lady members of the congregation. The organists were Miss Martha Davies (school- mistress) and Mr. Tom Owen, junior. A JUBILEE.—On Sunday evening, at Bethle- hem C.M. Chapel, attention was directed to the fact that the year 1909 is the fiftieth year that Mr. Wm. Jones (School House) has fulfilled duties as secretary of the Church, he having been entrusted with the secretarial work since 1850. Mr. Jones is also the oldest member, having been enrolled so far back as 1850. B.W.T.A.—On Tuesday evening, at Mount Zion Primitive Methodist Chapel, at meeting of the local branch of the British Women's Temperance Association was ld, under the presidency of Mrs. Beynon Davies.—Mr. Hancock having opened the proceedings with prayer, addresses were delivered by Mesdames Cardrick, D. Williams (New-road, West End), and Nurse Rees.—Miss Prise ilia Hancock presided at the organ and the secretraial duties were fulfilled by Miss Susie Richards. SERVICES.—On Sunday half-yearly services were held at Nazareth Welsh Congregational Chapel, when three sermons were delivered by the Rev. D. M. Davies (Gowerton) to large congregations. The rev gentleman also occu- pied the pulpit on Monday evening.—On Satur- day evening the initial service was held, when the Rev E. B. Powell (Ma-j.sycwmmer) officiated. The singing was conducted by Mr. Caradog Davies, who also presided at the organ.— Collections towards the Church funds were made at each service. ZENANA TEJ,—On Good Friday a tea was held at Zoar Vestry, the proceeds being devoted towards the Zenana Baptist Mission. All arrangements had been entrusted to and were well carried out by Mrs. Powell and Mi Stephen Evans. A large number partook of tea at tables presided over by Mrs. W. W. Morgan, Misses Gertie and Leali Owen, Misses Sarah Jones, Maggie Rowlands and Edith Rowlands, Mesdames D. J. Furnall (secretary of the Pontlottyn Auxiliary), T. John and Miss Lydia Tuck. Everything had been provided freely by the friends of the mission, and a handsome sum was realised in aid of the good work. An excellent spread was the verdict of all who attenedd. TEA AT NAZARETII.—The members of Nazareth Band of Hope had their annual tea on Good Friday. Tables had been tastefully laid and were presided over by Mrs. J. J ones and Miss Jessie Lewis, Misses Lizzie Jones and Jennie Davies, and Misses Maggie Edith Davies and Maggie Howard. Mrs. S. A. Jones (Victona- stre^t) Mrs. Jones (Reform-street) and Mrs. Day (New-road). The tables cleared, a miscel- laneous and competitive entertainment which had been arranged took place, the chair being occupied by the Rev. J. R- Salmon. the best rendering of Just lean upon the arm ot Jesus" (Torrey) Master Trevor Davies was awarded a silver medal, given by Mr. Robert Davies. A silver brooch, given by Mr. Day, was won by Miss Elsie Jenkins, who was ad- judged the best singer of Never lose Sight of Jesus." As a consolation prize Mr. Dewi Elwyn Evans awarded Miss Lily M. Jones a silver brooch. During the meeting lantern views were thrown on a screen, the manipulator hoi-ii' Mr W. R- -Beddoe. The accompanist wis Master J. H. Beddoe and Mr. W. Adams, A C was the musical adjudicator. "SOIP.EE.—The annual soiree of the members of Mount Zion (Primitive Methodist) Young People's Christian Endeavour Society took place on Easter Monday, at the Infants' School. At the tables which were prettily laid, the following ladies presided Mesdames Smith, Nowels, L. Drage, and M. H. Smith, wmlst the other departments were carefully attended to by Mesdames J. Denty, R. Stephens, Misses M. E. and A. Dando, C. Denty, and Mr. W. Browning. After full justice had been done to the good things prepared, the cloth was removed and a very5 interesting presentation was made to Mrs L. Drage (nee Whale). The president of the C.F Society (Mr. George Moore) suitably dwelt upon the useful assistance always given by Mrs. Drage. On behalf of the society, he said, he had much pleasure in handing to her, as a token of appreciation, a silver teapot. The president's remarks were fully endorsed by Messrs. Stephens and Hancock, who spoke in praiseworthy terms of Mrs. Drage as a member of the Christian Endeavour Society, as a Sunday School teacher, etc.—Mr. Drage, who responded on behalf of his wife, thanked all who had spoken so kindly of Mrs. Drage. The silver teapot would remind them of the happy times spent at Pontlottyn (cheers). Later in the evening various games were indulged in, unaer the direction of Messrs. Nowels and Hancock. We must not forget that much of the success ot the annual soiree was due to the untiring efforts af Messrs. Boundy, Tippett, Browning and Smith.
BEDLINOGe COLLIER SERIOUSLY INJURED.—Early on Wed- nesday morning John Owen, aged about bb, ind married, of Mount Pleasant, sustained a se- rious fracture of the skull through kdi"S o the -drum" at Bedlinog No. 1 Pit- /he n- iured man was taken to Dowlais, and wards removed on the Brigade Ambulance car to the Merthyr General Hospital, where lies in a. dangerous conditioa.
FOCHRIW. ST. MARY'S CHURCH.—A three-hours' service was held at St. Mary's Church on Good 1 ri- jay, conducted by the Rev. William who also delivered addresses on the Seve Words Spoken from the Cross," which were very inspiring, and were much appreciated by the congregat.on. Master Octavius Richards presided at the organ. PULPIT.—A preaching "gymanfa was neia Noddfa Baptist Chapel on Sunday, when students from Pontypridd Academy delivered inDropriate and inspiring sermons to large nd appreciative congregations. The singing, which was of a high standard, was conducted by Air. Thomas Evans (jun.), whilst Mi-ss Lilian WIl- liams, Brynawel, presided at the organ. FOOT RACE.—A foot race took placo on Easter Monday, on tho road between Fochrnv and Pontlottyn, for £5 aside, the distance run being 120 vards, between John Daniel, Rhymney, and Reed, of Pontlottyn. Daniel was the favourite. He obtained a slight advantage at the start, but R-cd soon took the lead and won by about Sve yards. BURGLARY.—On Good Friday morning, be- twe-sn 1 o'clock and 4 o'clock, a burglary was committee on the premises of Mr. George Phil- lips (grocer). The burglars first tried to raise Llie parlour window, but. having failed, took sut a piece of glass, turned the catch, lowered 1,he window, and thus gained an entrance. Thev proceeded to the. hop, where they wrenched open the cash drawer in the counter, taking therefrom three shillings in silver, and about wo shillings in coppe-rs. Evidently they were listurbed, for a few coppers were left behind in the drawer. I O.G.T.—The weekly meeting of the "otar -,f Fochriw" Lodge of the International Order nocd Templars was held at the Baptist Ves- trv on Friday evening last. The lodge was mened in due form by Chief Templar Bro. William Jones, and after ,he business had been transacted, an excellent paper on "The Loveli- of Virtue" was read by Sister Bronwen BaTiard, and was greatly appreciated. There was a good attendance. A mouth organ duett wa-5 given by Mr. J. Powell and friend, New Tredegar. A vote of thanks was accorded Sis ler Ballard, on the motion of Bro. Charles Payne, seconded by Bro. Thos. Lewis. SOIREE.—A soiree was held at the Council School on Thursday evening last, promoted by ijie members of the Carmel Congregational Chapel. A capital spread was provided, to which a 1 very large number did ample justice, The tables were presided over and assistance render.ed by the following:—Mrs. John Lewis, !| D J- James, Mrs. John Griffith's, Mrs. P therine Phillips, Mrs. Ann Jones, Mrs. Wm. Lewis, Mrfl. D. Jones, Mrs. Jane Lewis, Mrs. IT Thomas. Miss Lucy Davie?. Miss M. J. t'npc Miss M. Jones, Mrs. J. Cole, Miss Cath- rine Jones, Miss A. M. Jenkins, Mr3. John Tnnes Mi^s Bessie Jones, Mrs. David Phillips, Mrs 'John Evans, Mrs. Litt (grocer), Mrs. Griffiths, and Miss Elizabeth Jones, Messrs. Evan Evans. George Thomas, John Evans, Evan Williams, Samuel Lewis. John Lewis, D. W. Lewis, John Phillips, Tom Walters, Arthur Ballard, James, Turner, and Tom Jones. The _rptarial duties were carried out by Miss G. A Jenkins, and Miss Miss M. A. Bailard acted as treasurer.
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r- I FOCHRIW C H A IRE I ST ED D F 0 D A RECORD NUMBER OF ENTRIES. SOME KEEN COMPETITIONS. In weather which was not all that could bo dcslred-shght showers falling at intervals during tho duy—rhe second annual Chair Eis- teddfod of the Fochriw district was held on Tuesday in the Hrynteg field, kindiy lent by Mr. Robert Simmons, Llwyn Iago Farm. The proceeds this year will be divided equally be- tween the three places of worship, viz., St. Mary's Church, Carmel Congregational, and Nazareth C.M.Chapeis. The proceeds last year went towards clearing otI the debt oil the Noddfa. Baptist Chapel. Excellent preparations had been made for the event. Several test- rooms were provided, and the timbering com- petition took plaoe in the field, the ambulance competitions in the Ambulance Hall, and the chief events in a large marquee. Ample pre- parations had been made for catering for the visitors, St. Mary's Institute being set apart for that purpose. No detail, however trivial, had been overlooked. The officials of the Eisteddfod were:—Con- ductor, Mr. Evan Evans, Fochriw; presidents. Dr. Eleazar Davies, J.P., Ivor House, Fochriw, and the Rev. Thomas Rees, Vicar of Pontlot- tyn Adjudicators: Music, Mr. Joseph Dowen, Inter. Mus. Bac., Porth. and Mr. Wm. Jenkins, J'envworn, Dow'ais; literary. Rev. J. Jenkins (Gwili), Cardiff; ambulance, Dr. S. C. Cress- well, Drwlais; timbering, Mr W. Jones (Dow- lais), Mr. Elias Jones (Rhymney), and Mr. T. Roberts (Fochriw); rope splicing. Mr. Morgan Thomas, Bedwellty. and 1\lr. Jacob Morgan, Bed was plain and art neoalework. Mrs. (Dr.) Davie-s, Ivor House; Mr. T. Roberts. Martin- street. Mrs James Williams, Brynawel; a.nd Mrs. Roderick, Guest-street; accompanists, Mise Emily Morgan, School House; Mr. Roderick Jones, Slation-terraco; and Mr. Tom Walters, Brynt,,eg. The officers of the committees wore: General Committee: Chairman, Rev. Isaac Roderick, vice-chairman a.nd treasurer, Mr. Charlor Payne, Railwav-terrace; secretaries. Mr. T. H. Llewellyn. Martin-street, and Mr. Rhys Jenkins. Dynevor-street, assistant secre- taries, M-'STS. George. Thomas, Bryrimorlais, and William Jones, Martin-street. Sub-com- milteeF—Musical: Mr. John Jones, chairman; Mr. W. H. Jones, secretary. Literary: Rev. I. Roderick, chairman; Mr. George Thomas, fecr»tary Ambulance. Dr. Eleazar Davies. Timbering and Splicing: Mr. Thomas Roberts (sen.). chairman; Mr. James Williams, secre- tary. Sewing: Mrs. James Williams, chair ladv Mi-s E. Jones, secretary. Pavilion Com- mittee Mr. Joseph Shankland. chairman. Prev- ious to tho opening of the Eisteddfod, the officers and committee, headed by the FochTiw Brars Band, under the conductorship of Mr. William Powell, marched to the Pavilion, after which the band paraded the streets of the vil- lages of Fochriw and Pcntv.yn, playing some lively marches en route. Dr. Eleazar Davies. in the course of his ad- dress said he was there for the second time, on behalf of the committee, to thank each and every one for their support. He hoped that all would find something there during the da? to interest them. He was glad to see so many entries for the different items in the pro- gramme—nenrly a hundred in tho vocal com- petitions. and about fifty in tho various recita- tions. and seven teams for the ambulance com- petitions. etc. The Eisteddfod held a respect- able history, a.nd had dons well in the past, and he hoped it would do better in the future. AWARDS. Englyn, "Y Lofa." — The winners out of 17 cosipetitors were Mr. Richard Ingram, Bed iinog, and Mr. Williams, Penrhiwceiber. Violin Solo, "Autumn Memories" (Albrt II. Oswald); prize given by Mr. George Phillips, 10s. 6d..—Seven entries were received, two ap- pearing on the stage. The prize was secured by Master D. Lloyd Roberts, Bargoed. Pianoforte Solo. 12 years and under.—Three out of thirteen competitors cam to the stage, and the priza was awarded to Miss Annie Mary Edwards, Bedlinog. Essay, "Should a woman have a vote?": prize. IDs. 6d.—Five entries were received, and the prize was divided between Mrs. (Rev.) J. H. Jones. Blaenau Fcstiniog, and Mr. T. R. Davies, Ponlottyn Boy's Solo, "Ca.wn, ni gawn addoli" (Dr. Parry); prize given by Mr. Ben Thomas.— There were ten entries, and Master Idris Tho- mas. Dowlais, secured the prize. Pianoforte Solo. 16 and under. "Autumn Memories" (Albort Oswald); prize, 10s. 6d., given by Mr. George Phillips.—Three took the platform out of a total of 15 who had gone to the test-room. The prize was securcd by Mas- ter John Henry Beddoe. Pontlottyn. Essay. "Socialism in the Light of the Nov Testament"; prize, £2 2s.—Three papers were i received, the prize bein divided between Mr. Griffiths, schoolmaster, Cardiff, and the Rev. W. R. R-oberts, Wes'eyan minister, Bargoid. Girl's Recitation. "Robin's Mis —Two camo to the stage, and the prize W01.5 secured by Miss Sarah Gwendoline Jones, Deri: a com-ola- tion prize was given to Miss My fa i wy Ccle, Fochriw. by "Gwili." Tenor Solo, "Bradwriaeth y Don" (R. S. Hughes); prize, 7s. 6d., given by Mr. Taliesin Shankland.—There were eleven entries receiv- cd. three appearing on the stage. The prize was secured by Mr. William Morris, Fochriw. Boy's Recitation, "Ein Cy8e" (Elfed); prize sriven by Mr. Rhys D. Jenkins, Fochriw.— There were seven entrij>5. The piize was secur. ed by Master David Edward Jones, Penywern, Dowlais. The Eisteddfod song was rendered by Miss Elizabeth Jones, Bryn Morlais, Fochriw. who sang with much effect "Meddyliau Plentyn." Bass Solo. "Y Bancrwr" prize, 7s. 6d. '(given bv Mr. Jenkin Pugh, Aelybryn. Fochriw).— Three took the platform, out of a total of 22 entries.* The prize was awarded to Mr. Evan Bateman, Llewellyn street, Dowlais. Children's Choir, "Mark the Merry Elves" (Caldicott); prize, £5 and a silver medal, given by Mr. B. Free^man, Dowlais, to the success- ful conductor.—Two choirs took the platform, viz., Fochriw United Children's Choir (conduc- tor, Mr. David John Thomas, Fochriw), and Deri School Choir (conductress, Miss Ceridwen Thomas, Station-terrace, Fochriw). The adjudi- cator said the voices of the first choir (Fochriw) were crisp and under splendid discipline, and followed the conductor's beat like a band. The balance was good, and the expression was well looked after without over-doing it. The col- lando on page 114 might have been bettor. The sopranos were rather scattered in the second b ar of the fourth line on page 114. The cadences were also good. with the exception of one at the pause on page 115. On the whole, a creditable performance was given. The second choir (Deri) was not o good as No. 1. the sopranos being shrill on the top notes. They started too slow, which made the singing sound heavy. The balance was good expression not well cared for. The sopranos on pages 114 and 115 went out of hand, some following the beat, and others in advance. A fairly good preform- ance on the whole. He awarded the prize to the dr-t choir—Fochriw. THE EISTEDDFOD IN OLDEN TIMES. The Rev. Thomas Rees, Vicar of Pontlottyn. in his presidential address, said he was pleased to be present. He was thankful for the honour conferred upon him. To be president of an Eisteddfod was a great honour in the olden times. The princes and chief officers used to be present: indeed, the Eisteddfod was called together by a prince. Tho bards (beirdd) used to be a very powerful Order, and they consisted of three classes: the bards, the minstrels, and the singers. They to frequent the homes of the rich, and praise deeds of valour, and discourage 'wickedness. The bards have still some influence, but not so much as formerly. An Eisteddfod reminded them of the antiquity of the Welsh nation. It was once a powerful nation, as we can by its remnants at the present day The Irish were good singers; the Scotch were hard headed and pushing; while the Bretons were humble and Joyal citizens. They were all relations, but they had almost wholly lost their language. Wales had not; "eu hiaith a cadwant." May she long use her language. That Eisteddfod at Fochriw had b?en very successful. If they could be so en- thusiastic on a wet and stormy day, what could they do if it were fine? FURTHER AWARDS. I Ambulance Competition.—Seven teams en- tered this competition. The first prize was awarded to the Bedlinog No. 1 team, and the second to the Fochriw team. Recitation "A Parable' prize, 10s. 6d.— Nine entries were received. Tho prize was secured by Msis Francis, Rhymney. The prize for the man's hand-made flannel shirt was won by Miss Beatrice Griffiths, Foch- riw.—For a hand-made child's frock, the prize was divided between Miss Mattie Morgan, Mer- thyr, and Miss Jennie Jones. Aberdare.—For the best hand-knitted pair of stockings, the prize was awarded to Mrs. Evans, Bedlinog.— Miss E. A. Williams, Fochriw. won the prize for the best hand-worked duchesse set.—Beet hand-worked fancy tray cloth: Miss Maggie Davies. Fochriw. — Best dressed doll: Miss Hilda Phillips, Fochriw. was awarded the prize. —For the best dressed doll representing any character or nationality, the prize was awarded to Mrs. E. Morgan. Tredegar „ Contralto Solo, For all Eternity," B Flat (Angelo Mascheroni); pnze.. £1 18., given by Mr. W. J Angell, Fochriw.—Eleven entries were received. The prize was divided between Miss Ceridwen Thomas, Fochr-w, and Miss G. Arthur, Newbridge. Girl's Solo, "Songs in the Night (Torrey- Alexander).—Fourteen entries were received, and premier honours were secured by Miss Masrgie Williams, Penywern, Dowlais. Timbering Competition.—Seven entries were received. There was a keen competition. The prizes were awarded to the following: ht prize. £2 and a silver medal (given by Mr. Harris Himelst»in, Dowlais), Mr. Abraham Jones, Fochriw 2nd £ 1 and a hatchet (given bv Mr. Jenkins.' ironmonger, Dowlais), Mr. David Lewis. Railway-terrace. I-ochriw; 3rd 10s. and a hatchet (given by Messrs. P-cton and Morris, Dowlais) Mr. D. H. Lewls. Railwav-terrace, Fochriw.' The stewards were: Messrs. H. Evans, T Roberts, jun. J. Thomas, J. Rees, Willie Lewis, James Evans Wm Price, J^ Shankland. Wm. Williams, Wm. Davies, and David Jones. y. « Bass Solo "The Inchcape Bell (R. S. HuPheM — Thr'p t°°k the pla-o-m out of a total of 13 who hs'l cone to the tes'-rcom. The prive wa< aw-trded in Mr. J?- DmvI.-«. prive Wl1 aw-trded in Mr. D,dp1". Cjwjdd, "Sexen Fore^u.The priie of 6d. was awarded to "Lief o'r Lloer," whosa name did not transpire. Recitation, "Harri Dafvdci, BwJchgarw. There were 23 entries for this competition, and the prize was awarded to Mr. J Orton Jones, Ebbw Vale. CHIEF CHORAL The test piece was, "Ere a Ddaw" (Tom Price), for which a prize of £20 wa., given, and a silver medal to the successful conductor —Five choirs put in an appearance, and yang in the following order: (1) Fochriw United Choir (con- ductor. Mr. Daniei Jenkins), (2) Pontlottyn United (Mr. J Evans), (3) B-edlinog United (Mr R. C. PowcJJ), (4) Dowlais Music Lovers (Mr. Evan Thomas), (5) Rhymney Music Lovers (Mr. William Price). There was a very keen competition. The adjudicator, in giving his adjudication. stated that the tempo of No. 1 choir (Fochriw) was good; the sopranos and altos were good, but the tenor and bass were not quite so good. They were not moving to- gether as they should. One of the sopranos was inclined to lead the others, and sustained after the others. The bass didn't combine together. especially at the commencement of the second movement. One of the came in before the others at the end. The rendering was vigorous throughout; the cadences were well rendered. The alto's were weak on page 2, whilst the tenors were rather harsh at the bot torn of page 3. on A Flat. On the whole, a cerditable performance was given — No. 2 (Pontlottyn): Tempo food. sopranos not so good as No. 1 choir, hut the alto, tenor, and bass were better The cadences were too ab- rupt although the expression was good. On page 5, they showed signs of fatigue, and the sopranos were rather open on the pause at the third line. Neither wpre together in the open- ing sentence of the following movement. The same fault occurred on the top of page 6, Tho ending showed signs of fatigue.—No. 3 (Bed- hnog): Tempo steady throughout, and the voices were good, as also was the expression. The cadences were rendered in a finished style. The duos between the sopranos and altos on pages 2 and 3 were rather harsh. The intona- tion of the sopranos was cloudy on E Flat on page 4. in the second and third lines in the sentence, "Yn Wr gefidus." Tho altos sang C instead of C Flat, at the end of that movement. The tenors were also open at the end of the third line on page 6. The "maestoso'' move- ment and the last movement were exceedingly good.—No. 4 (Dowlais). Tempo up to the last movement steady, but they had a tendencf to increase the time during the last movement. The voices were splendid, the sopTanos being excerdingly bright, but were not singing to- gether at all times. One or two had a ten- dency to lead the others, and sustained longer than the others. Unfortunately for the choir, the sopranos were sharp on the top of page 2. and at the top and bottom of page 4. The whole choir wem up in pitch, but came back on the second line of parre 4. From there to the end, th-s rendering of The choir was magnificent. No. 5 (Rhymney). A choir of splendid vo-ices. and under good "control. The tempo was steady throughout, and the expression was everything that could be desired. With the exception of two little slips-the one with the bass and th other with the sopranos—it was faultless; it was thrilling. It was the nearest rendering to per- fection that he had ever heard. He had no hesitation in awarding Rhymney the prize. Duett, "Bvdd bur i Gymru fad" (W. Da- vies) prize, £1 5.3.. given by Mr T. Morgan.— Ten entries were received, and the prize was secured by Messrs. Tom James and Jas. Evans Dowlais. Soprano Solo.—Nine entries were received for this competition premier honours secured by Mrs. Kate Williams (Llinos Gwalia) Rhymney. Awdl, "Pryddest Coffadwri aetbol i'r Diwedd- ar Barchedig James Jones, Carmel, Fochriw": prize, £3 ,3. and a handsome oak chair —Nine competed, the successful bard being Mr. T. Twynog Jeffreys Rhymney. Mr. David Jones, schoolmaster. Rhymncv (his eon-in-law), who was his representative, was chaired on his lie- half, the ceremony being a very interesting one. The Fochriw Brass Band played in hi" honour. "See the conquering hero comes." Many bards composed verses for the occasion. The chairing song, "Gwiad fy Ngenedigaeth," was beautifully rendered by Miss E. Jones, Brynmorlais.
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NELSON. CONCERT.—Under the auspices of the Eistedd- fod Committee a concert took place on Easter Tuesday evening in the marquee. Mr. Chas. Evans presided over a fair attendance. The following took partSoprano, Miss Sarah Da- vies, Cilfynydd; contralto, Miss Ceridwen Price, Rhymney; tenor, Mr. Harry Lewis, Nelson; bass, Mr. Tom Williams, Ireharris. The accompanist was Miss Cassey Miles, Nel- son. 'LiNSTCZ.r> COMPOUND' for Coughs and Colds. Of proven efficacy. Of Chemists only. nd., 1/it, 2/9.
NELSON EISTEDDFOD. ATTENDANCE AFFECTED BY THE WEATHER. In weather which was about an exact repro- duction of that which prevailed last year, Nel- son held its annual Eisteddfod on Tuesday. The weather at all times is a doubtful factor in these climes, but particularly so at Eastertide, and the policy of holding large gatherings in draughty and damp marquees 60 early in the year is a. very questionable one. The attend ance was by no means so large as last year, which may be accounted for in three ways, viz., owing to two other Eisteddfodau being held at Fochriw and Llanbradach—both within easy reach of Nelson—the weather, and possibly to the fact that Nelson lias for some time been suffering from a.n epidemic of scarlet fever. The merit of the, Eisteddfod waa quite equal to that of last year; and the adjudicators, .Mr. David Evans, Mus. Bac. Mr. T. Gabriel, F.T.S.C., Dr. W. W Leigh,' and Dr. W. E. Thomas, as well as the stewards deserve the highest praise for their conduct of affairs, in many cases adding much to the humour and enjoyment of the audience. Dr. W. W. Leigh presided over the morning gathering, and Mr. J. R. Leigh Thomas in the afternoon. RESULTS. Girl's Solo "Beware, Sweet Bird."—1, Miss Annie M. Phillips, Fleur-de-lis (pupil of Mr. J. Pugh, Ystrad Mynach); 2, Miss Blodwen Owen, Berthlwyd. Recitation, for children under 14 years of age, Not Lost."—Miss Ceinwen George, Nelson. Boy's Solo, "Angels." 1, Master Justin Evans, Mountain Ash; 2, Master Rowland Miles, Nelson Pianoforte Solo (for those under 14 yeara of age), "Bijoux d'or." 1, Miss Winifred A. Davey, Bristol; 2, Master Victor Lewis, Aber- tysswg. Hymn-tune Composition (for the best Vesper Hymn).—Mr. D. Lodwig, Tredegar. Novice Tenor, "Harps of Gold."—Mr. D. Evans, Mountain Ash. Novice Bass, "Warrior's Return."—The prize was divided between Messrs. H. P. Williams and John Bevan, Treharris. Junior Violin Solo, "Beyond."—Master Willie Rees. Newbridge. Soprano Solo, "Orange Blossom."—Miss Lily Hampton, Rochester. Open Recitation "The Ticket-of Leave Man." —Mr. D. Lodwig, Tredegar. Pianoforte Solo, "Heidelberg."—Miss Winifred Ada Davy, of the West of England College of Music, Bristol. The young winner of this prize, who had taken the first prize in the morning competition, was highly commend- ed by the adjudicator for her beautiful render- ing of the test piece from memory. It was, in- deed, a very excellent performance. Bass or Baritone Solo, "Out of the Night."— Mr. Bsn Date. Nelson, whose rendering of the piece was highly eulogised by Mr. David Evans. Open Violin Solo, Romance. "Sans Paroles." —Master Willie Rees, Newbridge, and Master Willie Morgan, Berthlwyd. Both these com- petitors were under 14 years of age, and there was not much to choose between them. The adjudicator awarded the first-named half the prize named in the programme, viz., 10s. 6d., instead of JE1 Is.. and 5s. to the latter. Tenor Solo. "Sympathy."—Mr. Edwin Baker, Castleton. The winner had an exceptionally good voice, but each of the three who competed gave very excellent renderings of the piece. Contralto Solo, "Dear Little Eyes." — This piece was by no means so evenly contested as several of the others, and the prize went easily to Miss Lizzio Davies, Tonypandv, who was warmly commended for her artistic rendering of the piece. Tenor Solo, "When I survey."—Mr. Edwin Baker, Castleton. Mixed Choral Competition, "Gentle comes the Breath of Evening" (prize. £20 and a metro- nome).—Two choirs competed in this event. Bedlinog (Mr. Rees C. Powell, conductor), and Trecynon (Mr. G. W. Gwynne. conductor). In making his adjudication. Mr. Evans said that both choirs had given a very fine rendering. and he had no alternative than to divide the prize between them (loud applause). Male Voice Party (not fewer than 60 in num- ber). "Reveille" (prize, £20). — Three choirs competed, viz., Mountain Ash (conductor. Mr. H. Llewellyn), Merthyr Vale (Mr Samuel LJew- ellyn). and Treharris (Mr. Fred Evans). The adjudicator complained of this piece being, in oil three'eases, accompanied by the pianoforte. The Mountain Ash Choir was commanded for its tenors, and for the blending and balance which marked their rendering. The phrasing was also exceptionallv well done. The Merthyr Vale Choir wore praised for their excellent basses, who produced a very rich tone indeed. At the end. however, the choir's intonation be- came cloudy. The Treharris choir had not col- lectively such a good array of voices, and the choir was unfortunate in not being in their best, form. The prize was awarded to Mountain Ash amid loud applause.
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Inquest at Maesycwmmer. HORSE BOLTS AT A COLLIERY. An inquest was held on Tuesday morning ru the Police Station, Maasycwnmier, by the Du trict Coroner (Mr. M. Roberts Jonas), concern I ing the death of John Harry, aged 60, a haul- ier, who was engaged at the Gwerna Colliery, and was killed on Thursday last week. There were present:—Mr. Martin, H.M. Inspector of Min-es; Mr. Harold Saundenj, solicitor, Ponty- pool, who represented the colliery; and Mr. Walter Lewis, acting miners' agent. David Thomas Harry, son of the deceased, said he lived with his father at 1, Thomas- street, Maesycwmmcr. His father had only worked at this colliery about four days, but had nearly all his, life been engaged in colliery work.—In reply to Mr. II Saunders, witness said his father had been used to horses, but h." could not say whether he had been used to what was termed "horse gear." Edward Prosser, blacksmith. Pontypoo!, said he worked at the Gw-srna Colliery, and on the day of the accident was altering the coupling of a horse to enable it to work in chains instead .of shafts. He did not know the deceased, but (in reply to Mr. H. Saunders) said that at the time of the accident lie and the deceased were talking together as they were waiting for an empty tram. The spot at which they stood was on an incline, and about 300 yards from the mouth of the pit. Whilst in conversation with deceased, the horse bolted. He could not account for the animal taking fright, and heard no noise to cause it to do ?o. Witness managed to get out of the way without waiting to see what the other man did, but, about a minute after he saw deceased in a knealing position at the spot where he had left him. Witness asked deceased what was the matter, and the latter said he had been struck in the stomach with the pole attached to the horse. A doctor was sent for, but deceased died about five miiiixtes, after the accident.—Mr. Walter Lewis asked whether there was any ambulance at the col- liery. but witness could not ■say. He stated that deceased was taken home in a cart.—By Mr. Martin The pole attached to the horse when in gear would ba about three feet from the ground. If the deceased had lain down when he saw the horse coming, it would have passed over him. Witness could not say at what pace the horse was going. Charles Hacker, Pontypool, said he was em- ployed at the Gwerna Colliery in odd jobs, and saw the horse bolt. Witness managed to get out of the way. When he found that the de- ceased man had been injured, he (witness) ran for assistance.—In reply to Mr. Martin, witness, said the horse had worked in the colliery about a fortnight. The accident occurred about two in the afternoon. Rosser. recalled, said that the horse had previously worked at the Blardair Colliery, and was ratht-r spirited.—In reply to Mr. W. Lewis: There were no facilities at the colliery for ren- dering first-aid. The working place had been duly examined by Thomas Pnc3 earlier in the day. John Fisher, manager, said that the machin- ery at the place had been thoroughly over- hauled before work was restarted about three weeks ago. The horse had not worked since Tuesday, and on the day of the accident had done only ons journey.' Witness could not ac- count for the horse bolting.—Replying to Mr. Martin, witness did not think there could have been any fall of roof to cause the horse to take fright, as the roof was of rock.-N,lr. Martin suggested that a small stone falling might frighten a spirited horse. A verdict of "Accidental Death" was return- ed.—Mr. n. Saunders expressed, on behalf of the colliery owners, their sympathy with the relatives of the deceased, and regret that this acc'deht had occurred so soon after their pro- prietorship of the colliery. RIMTOD'S CURF. FOR A,[-Ev A. -Est al)liqhvd EVER a quarter of a century.—prescribed hy the Mediral Faculty-throughout the world. It is used as an in- halatkin. and without any after bad effects. Testi- monials of cflfirary from the lat,c Tjorrl lieaconsfield. MisS Emily Faitlifull. Sir Morel Mackenzie, and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Triat sauiptes free by post. In tins at 4s. 3d. British Depot, 46. Holborn Via- duct, London; and also of Newher.v, Barclay. Sanjj crs, Edwards. lIray IJoberts. Hutier and Crispe; Thompson, Liverpool and all Wholesale Houses.
DERI. MISSION CHUPcii. -,Special services were held at the Mission Church on Good Friday, when Mr. J. Rowe Thomas, of Lampeter College, preached two sermons on "The Crucifixion of Christ'' to large congregations. LANTFIILV LECTURE. —ThE Rev. H. B. Thomas delivered a lantern lecture at the Welsh Bnp tist. Chapel on "The Life of Christ." to a large and appreciative audience. Mr. W. J. Evans (Cardiff College) manipulated the lantern. Ap- propriate hymns were given on the phonograph manipulated by Mr. James Protheroe. Pro- ceeds were devoted to the Band of Hope funds. SHOOTING CCV-PPTITIONS.-An attractive item for the sporting fraternity of Deri and district was provided on the Penybank grounds on Easter Monday, in the open and novioe live bird shotting competitions. Tli competitions were conducted strictly under "Sporting Life" principles. The meeting was an interesting one, inasmuch as several of the crack shots of the surrounding district participated in tho various competitions. REHEARSAL.—A rehearsal conoert was given at the Welsh Baptist Chapel on Sunday even- ing by the Deri Children's Choir under the leadership of Mi«s Ceridwen Thomas, prior to competing at the Fochriw Eisteddfod. The Rev. H. B. Thomas. Tabernacle. presided. The choir rendered numerous selection'. including the test piece, "Hark the Merry Elves," which was highly appreciated. Solos. recitations, and duetts were given by members of the choir. Mr. Edgar Bowen supplied the accompaniments. SOCIAL TEA.—The annual social tea in con- nection with the Deri Mission Church, was he.ld at the Council Schools on Easter Monday. There was a large attendance, and those pre- sent did amnle justio? to the sumptuous spread provided. The following ladies presided at the tables:—Mrs. E. Jones. Miss M. E. Edward*. Miss S. Edwft'-ds. Miss P. Davies. Miss B. Davies. Miss D. Hoa-an. Mrs. Meredith, M'ss S. A. Bowcott. Mrs. D. Jones. Mrs. Ton- Mis* M. A. Long. Miss R.. Davies. Mrs. Morris, and Miss Watkins. Others who assisted R. Hughes a.nd W. John, N'lrq. TonpA Mrs; Evans, Mrs. John. Miss Davies, Mr. D: I Davies ,pt), Mr..Tohn Meredith, and church functs. Proceeds will be devoted to the church funds.
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St. David's Day at Melbourne. The following account of the celebration of St, David's Day in Melbourne, Australia, has been sent by Mr. David Evans, of Hirwain, who has received the cutting from his brother: 9 The people of Wales held their annual Welsh picnic on St. David's Day, March 1st, which long since was dedicated to St. David. It was the day of all days to the natives of the Prin- cipality, and the Welsh residents of Melbourne celebrated the holiday in real1 Welsh fashion. Over 1,000 excursionists journeyed to Queens- cliff. The occasion was the thirty-sixth annual bay trip of the Welshmen, and the pleasure steamer, Hvgeia, was specially chartered for the occasion, The day was beautifully fine, and the sea was without a ripple. Tho Welsh peo- ple are, of course, famous for their singing, and on this day a large number t..<nk advantage of the trip for the purpose of enjoying a musi- cal treat, which was, as usual, the feature of th9 picnic. The St. David's Choir, comprising about 60 male and female voices, and tlie Cam- brian male party rendered an excellent pro- about 60 male and female voices, and the Cam- brian male party rendered an excellent pro- gramme of songs, glees, choruses and Welsh airs, both in Welsh and English, and several well-known artistes gave individual selections going and returning. Di Gile's band also play- ed for dancing on board, and at the Queens- cliff Park An official luncheon was held at the Grand Hotel, and amongst those present were Messrs. W M. Hughes, Federal Attor- ney-General; F. Tudor, Minister of Customs; G. M. Prendergast and other prominent citi- zens. "The Day we Celebrate" was proposed by the Rov. J. J. Owen, and Mr. David Jones, a-nd was replied to by Messrs. Thompson (Ca- ledonian Society) and Jaquers (St. Patrick's Day Society). After luncheon the officials and a large number of friends visited fho forts. The majority of the excursionists formed them- selves into picnic parties along the beach and in the park, and whiled away a pleasant after- noon with music and dancing. There was a large number of Welshmen from many coon- try districts among the picnickers, who re- turned to Port Melbourne shortly after 7.38 p.m., after one of the most enjoyable outings of the year. Walker's Letterettes in Pads 1. each, or Singly 3d. per dozn. Express" Office f, lebel and
Bedwellty Agricultural Show. A meeting of the executive was held at the Foresters' Arms, last Thursday night, Mr. D. F. Pritchard. Crumlin, presiding. The chair- man moved a vote of condolence with the family of the late Hon. F. C.1 Morgan, Ruperra Castle, who was for many years vice-president of the show, and who had always taken a great interest in its success. This was carried. The balance sheet of the last show, held at Black- wood, in September, 1908, was considered and adopted. It showed a balance of E230 18s. lOd. (which was a record profit, and V-152 above any former show), after making great additions to all classes of prizes. Receipts included:— Subscriptions, fZ47 0s. 6d. gate receipts, E493 6s. 6d. entries, E203 15s. 6d. sale of hurdles, C,6 JIs. Od. grand stand, t84 Os. 6d. space on show ground, £65 12s. 6d. luncheon tickets, f3 2s. fid. total, fl,,143 9s. Od. The prizes amounted to E645 17s. IOd., and other expenses to £ 559 12s. 4d., making a total of £ 1,205 10s. 2d., leaving a record balance of E230 18s. lOd.—The chairman remarked that j it was a credit to Blackwood and the local committee who worked so hard to bring the show to such a degree of success. He proposed a vote of thanks to the committee for their excellent services.—This was seconded by Mr. Lewis Jones, and carried. The officers for the ensuing year were them elected en bloc:- Chairman, Mr. D. F. Pritchard, Crumlin vice- chairman, Mr. Thos. Edwards, Rhymney; treasurer, Mr. Scth Phillips, Pontllanfraitii; hon. sec., Capt. E. J. Morris, Blackwood. The trustees, auditors, finance committee, veterinary surgeons and other officials were all unanimously re-elected. It was decided to add Llanfrechfa Lower to the show's area, and after some discus- sion, it was decided to adhere to local and open class prizes, which would be maintained at the present status. It was decided that a testi- monial be made to the late treasurer, Mr. E. R. Lewis, Abergavenny. The usual grant of J5 was made to the Mynyddislwyn Ploughing Match, and the Henllys Sheep Dog Show. A committee was also appointed to fix a moveable iron fence on the show field. Messrs. Seth Phillips and R. Jeremiah, two officials of the show, were also congratulated upon being placed on the Commission of Peace for Mon- mouthshire. Both gentlemen suitably replied, and thanked the committee for their kind expressions and good wishes. A deputation from Risca was then introduced by Mr. T. Rosser, who expressed a wish that the next show should be held there, as they had worked well in past years, and each show held there had proved a great success.—Mr. Hopkin Smith was the first speaker on behalf of the Risca committee. He said the Risca people were very anxious for this year's show, and they ¡ had every facility for making it a success, if the prizes could be maintained, but he hoped the executive would assist them in keeping up the standard of the prizes. Mr. Edwin Edmunds followed, and remarked that Risca people were: determined to make the Bhow a success this year, j The Rev. Basil Williams said he was present at the local committee meeting, held at Risca a } month ago, and the enthusiasm of that meeting ¡ was very favourable to a successful show. He boped they wonld grant them the show this year, md if so, he earnestly wished for their support to make it a success. They had 15 acres of ground on which to hold it, and the railway facilities were all that could be desired. The deputation then retired, and the committee decided to increase the grant to Risca to £50, ind to hold this year's show there on the first Monday in September.—On the return of the deputation the chairman informed them that the committee had granted their request. He hoped that they would do all in their power to maintain the prizes and the reputation of the show. The deputation expressed their thanks too the executive, and said they would do all in their pcwer to make the show a success. The meeting then terminated with a vote of thanks to the chairman.
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