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PETTY SESSIONS.

. PETTY SESSIONS.

..-URBAN COUNCIL.

LIVERPOOL.

. DESCRIPTIVE SKETCH OF DR.…

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ST. ASAPH.

. CHAIR EISTEDDVOD.

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CHAIR EISTEDDVOD. ON Monday, a Chair and Crown Eisteddvod in onnection with the Welsh Congregationalists was held in the National Schools. Mr. Peter Roberts, J.P., presided. After the eisteddvod song, sung by Mr. E. Barlow, the President delivered his address, in which he described the aims and objects of the eisteddvod, and enlarged upon the viitue and f necessity of patriotism in connection with their national aspiration. The competitor who was disguised under th nom-de-plume of 'Prudence' carried away the prize for a well-written essay on The duties of women in connection with the temperance cause.' Marking on canvass. 1st, Miss E. H. Evans, Windmill Street, Denbigh. Only one trio appeared to compete, Miss Williams and party, from Dyserth, and they were awarded the prize. Trebor Aled, a well-known Denbigh bard, was adjudicated the winner, out of thirty-two competitors, for a stanza. Master E. H. Millward, of the County School, Abergele, was awarded honours for a clever pencil sketch. Eleven competitors competed for the prize offered for the best translation of Mercy,' a selection from Shakspere, and the award fell to Mr. Hugh Evans, Mount Villa, Flint. Miss T. Jones and Miss Edith Jones, Henllan, won the prize in the duet competition. The meeting concluded with the chief choral competition, the prize being 95, together with a silver crown for the conductor of the successful choir. Four choirs contested—the competitive piece was Dr. Stainer's anthem, Who are they arrayed in white robes?'—and they sang in the following order:—Denbigh Choral Union, Hen- llan Choral Union, Dyserth United Choir, and Groes and Nantglyn Choir. The result was announced at the afternoon meeting. Mr. R. Williams Wynn (Conservative candi- date for Montgomeryshire) presided over the afternoon meeting, at which there was a crowded audience. Miss Laura Evans, Henllan, was awarded the prize for the best rendering of a soprano solo. For button holes, the prize was awarded to E. Williams, Lawnt, Denbigh. The prize offered for the best recitation was divided between Master Irvin Tomkinson, St. Asaph, and J. G. Rogers, Rhyl. The prize was also divided in the pennillion competition on the memory of Stanley Tibbott Roberts, between T. C. Roberts, Newmarket, and Mr. Morgan Davies, St. George. Out of nivse competitors, Mr. R. G. Jones, Denbigh, contributed the most accomplished rendering of the baritone solo. The writer of the best poem was a Colwyn j bard. The quartet attracted five competing parties, but the prize was withheld. Nine competitors entered the chair contest for a poem of 200 lines on The Garden.' The adjudicator announced the successful competitor to be Mr. William Williams, Upper Bangoh As he was not present, the Chairman was chaired in his place with the usual formalities, the ceremony being performed by Buwco Penmaen and Penllyn. Mr. Wilfrid Jones, Wrexham, then delivered the adjudication on the chief choral contest, and awarded the prize to the Denbigh Choral Union, who exhibited a richness of voice and quality of tone and expression not reached by the others (cheers). The conductor of the successful choir, Mr. Edward Jones, Denbigh, was then crowned, and was invested by Miss GIn dys Howard, daughter of Colonel and Mrs. Howard. Huwco Penmaen adjudicated on the transla tion of a Welsh hymn into English, and awar- ded the prize to Mr. Owen Evans, Windmill Street, Denbigh. Mr. Barlow, St. Asaph, was awarded the prize for the most finished rendering of the tenor song. A pianoforte solo concluded the afternoon meeting. In the evening, the chair was occupied by Mr. T. Howes Roberts, Chairman of the Parish Council, and a concert was given.

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