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BARGOED EISTEDDFOD- A VERY SUCCESSFUL MEETING. FINE WEATHER AND LARGE ATTENDANCE. The fifth annual Eisteddfod was held at the tiew Hall, Bargoed, on Monday, in connection with the Workmen's Fund for the erection of feading rooms and institutes in the district. The officers of the committee were:—Councillor Walter Lewis (chairman), Councillor J. Acre- inan and Mr. E. W. Jon-es (vice-chairmen), Mr. J. Edmunds (treasurer), and Mr. W. Wilkams ^secretary); whilst the Rev. D. F. Walters, feev. D. L. EvaJis, and Mr. J. D&vies were lAiainQen of the Musical, Literary, and Am- bulance Committees. Each had worked hard to make the meeting' a success. Mr. Williajn Williams, the secretary, was very enthusiastic, and much of the credit for the success of the meeting was due to him. The weather was all that could be desired, and there was a large attendance. The Rev. George Griffiths, pastoi of Penuel, Rhymncy, was the conductor of the proceedings, but, unfortunately, Sir Alfred Thomas M.P-. was not able to attend the gathering as itfl president. Councillor T. M. Jones Bargoed, was also unable to be present to give an address, owing to the meeting of the Gellygaer Council at Hcngocd. The Eis- teddfod, therefore, passed off without a presi- dential address.. The adjudicators were:—Mnsio, Mr. D. W. Lewis, Brynamman, and Mr. I. J. Hughes, Llwynhendy poetry, literature, and recitations, Rev J Dyfnallt Owen, Pontypridd, assisted by the Rev. T. Davies, Bargoed; ambulance competitions. Dr. J. Richa-nis (Hengoed), Dr. T. Ucwellyn. Dr. D. J. Thomas Dr. C. Reidy, and Dr. E H. Bowen, Bargoed. The accom- panists 'were Mr. C. Davies, Rhymney; Miss R Edmunds. Bargoed; and Mrs. J. Weaver, feargoed. M rs. H. J. Morgans. Bargoed sang the Eisteddfod song. and Mr. Dan Griffiths the fthairing song. Mr. T. D. Marthews was super- intendent of the ambulance competitions. Mr. {Tackson Withers, the proprietor of the New Hall with his characteristic kindness, lent the hall free of charge. THE AWARDS. Boys' Solo (15 entri.-l, Master Thomas Jenkins Mountain Ash; 2, divided between Masters' Henry J. Richards, Ystrad Mynach, 4od Albert Ganderton Bargoed. Welsh Recitation, "Y Ddafad Benllwyd" (7 entries).—Mr. Walter Jones, Gilfach. Pianoforte Solo, "Elfin Revels" (12 entnes). .Miss Florence John, Pontypool. Violin Solo, "Love Song" (7 competitors).- Master Willie Rees, Newbridge. Girls' Solo "The Guiding Star" (27 entries). I, Miss Winnie Rees, Llandaff; 2, Miss Gwen E. Smith, Ely. Cardiff. 'English Recitation, "Go, Go" (11 entries).— Miss Florrie Edwards, Cardiff. Best Love Letter.—Seven papers were sent In, the prize being awarded to Mr. Henry Morgan?, Bargoed. Pianoforte Solo, "Jasmine 14 entries).— Miss Gwen Griffiths, New Tredegar. Contralto Solo, "Within the Gates of Light" (19 entries).—Miss Maggie Davies, Ynyshir. Tenor Solo, "The Old Minstrel" (24 entries). —tMr. William Thomas, Cwmaman, Aberdare. Essay on "Socialilin. "-Five papers were sent m, but the adjudicator said that the competi- tors did not come up to the standard he had anticipated. The prize was divided between Mr. George Jones (Madoc Fychan), Brecon. and another competitor, whose name did not transpire. t Pianoforte Solo, "Chansonette Villanette" (15 eompetitors).-Miss Susie Hopkins. Ystalyfera. Open Recitation, "Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be proud?" (28 competitors).—The prize was divided between Miss Florrie Ed. wards, Cardiff, and Mrs. E. Owen, Pontlottyn. Essay on "The Best Method to Solve the Problem of Unemployed."—Eight papers were sent in for a prize of JE2. The Rev. J. Dyfn- alit Owen, in making his award, paid a high tribute to two papers—one in English and one in Welsh. That of "Never Idle" he had re- read several times, because of its fine outlines; whilst the writer of the Welsh paper had fore. shadowed many of the points included in the Budget. He suggested to the committee of the Eisteddfod, or the committee themselves, they ehould have the two papers printed and dis. tributed throughout the country, as a means of dispelling wrong impressions upon the un- employment question. The prize was divided between the Rev. W. P. Roberts. WesJeyan minister, Bargoed, and Mr. R. H. Davies, Ton Pientre. Tenor Solo, "My Childhood's Days" (21 en. tries).—Mr. Anthony Jones, Mountain Ash. t Boys' Choir. — For the best rendering of .Tiger, Tiger." the committee offered prizes of ~5 and £ 1- Only two choirs appeared; Darran Las did not turn up. The first to sing was Bethania'Boys (Mountain Ash), conductor, Mr. Albert Jones; and second, Merthyr Vale Boys' Choir, conductor, Mr. Idris J. Jenkins, A.C. In giving his award, the adjudicator said that in former years boys were allowed to sing very much as they liked, but thanks to the modern education in every phase, this was now chang- ed. Choir No. 1: The tone was very good, and voices well balanced; but in the first part,' they

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