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FOR A NEWTOWN COT. Fete at Plasybryn. There was a splendid gathering at Plas- y-bryn on Thursday, when a garden fete, which had been organised by Mrs Edward Powell, was held on the beautiful grounds of the Plas. The object was a most deserv- ing one, as the funds will be devoted to the maintenance of a Newtown cot at Dr Bar- nardo's Homes, and although the ever present caviller might growl at money which was leaving Newtown, yet Newtown will receive a quid pro quo, and be more than recompensed through the provision and maintenance in the great homes of a cot for a waif from this quarter of the island. There was a considerable number pres- ent, but, for all that, the attendance was disappointing. The price of the admission tickets was half-a-crown, and this may have militated against a large scale at a time when there are so many claims upon the purse. There was also a formidable counter attraction in a united Nonconform- ist excursion to Aberystwyth. This was, however, more than a paltry half-crown's worth of enjoyment and entertainment to be derived from a glorious menu of pas- time "nd sport. A pastoral play-to wit, the interlude from "A Midsummer Nnght's Dream —was performed with marked suc- cess, while badminton, cocoanut shying, hoop-la, clock golf, etc., were much en- joyed. Great amusement was derived from the hat-trimming competition, while the dressed doll and the cake competitions were exceedingly well patronized. Unfortunately,. Mrs Barnado was pre- vented by a serious illness from attending the function. She was to have been the guest of Mr and Mrs Edward Powell, but Mr Quinn proved to be an excellent sub-, stitute, and his speech was listened to with rapt attention. A pleasing part of the function was the presentation of the badges to those mem- bers of the Young Helpers' League who had assisted the cause for three consecutive years, and whose money boxes contained 5s and upwards. These badges were most gracefully presented by Lady Pryce-Jones, who had a ivord of encouragement for every helper. The catering was in the efficient hands of Mr Evan Eebb, and most dainty refresh- ments were supplied to the big company, who were eminently satisfied with the comestibles. A picturesque interlude was a succession of cotillon dances and gavottes performed by Miss Macrone's dancing pupils. Clad in chic summer costumes, the children were put through their paces in capital style. Mrs Povdl was accompanied by a host of zealous aid energetic helpers, who con- tributed to make the fete a thorough suc- cess. Ladj Pryce-Jones adjudicated upon the fine exhibition of dressed dolls, while the seventy odd entries in the cake compe- titions were most conscientiously judged by Mrs Edwarc Davies, Plas Dinam, who cut and tasted Jl the viands for competition. These were ;old in aid of the funds of the Homes. Tie prizes were awarded as follows:— Ice-cake, tfrs Boyd's cook; sponge cake, Mrs W. P. fillips; fruit cake, Mrs W. R. Williams. Dolls, 1 Miss Burton (Plas-y bryn), 2 Mis Medina Lewis (Glanhafren). Three excdleiit recitations given by Mr Clifton Gord'n indoors were very much ap- preciated. (wing to the late arrival of Pro- fessor Eyes, the occult chamber was not a striking sucess. A popular atraction was the cocoanut booth, under the management of Messrs H. Phillips and Seymour Stokes. The booth was a great draw, but the target oractice was very poor, and many nuts -vere left to tell the tale The distance from the centre of the town to the hall something less than a mile, and freshened by the recent rain, the trees and hedgerows looked luxuriant, and along the drive he songs were blended from many feathced throats. If the sun had shone out LUljantly it would have trans- figured walls of the Plas, but King Sol kett very modestly behind the clouds for tll: whole day but on the other hand there was nothing more than a sprinkling bower to disturb the guests. The games and amusements were given upon the exlansive green sward which lies under the sotth-west aspect of the hall. Included amongst those present were Sir Pryce and Ldy Pryce-Jones, Mrs Edward Davies and ]arty, Plas Dinam, Mrs Jones and party, Jaesmawr Hall, Rev and Mrs Evan-Jones, Mrs Hutchinson, Mrs and Misses Harrion, Mrs Matthew Powell and Miss Powell, Miss Hutchins, Mrs and the Misses Woosam, Aberhafesp Hall, Misses Scott Owen 2ld party, Mr and Mrs Wilson, Fronfelin, Mss Poundley, Mrs and Miss Swift, Mr Iotl Lloyd Powell, Rev J. George and Miss Gerge, Rev M. and Mrs Martin (Tregynon), Ir and Mrs Parry Jones and party, Mrs Lyd and party, Mr Haig and party (Penithn), Mr and Mrs C. W. Norton, Miss Davies (County School), Misses El- well, Dr art Mrs Davies, Dr and Miss Jones, Mrs R. Williams, Mrs Meredith, Mrs G. Wosnam, Mrs Smith, Madame Bellis, Mrs Ilmunds (Severn Side), Rev G. Vaughan, Re T. E. Williams, Mr and Mrs A. S. Cooke, £ r and Mrs D. H. Lewis, Mrs Breeze, Mrs .arrington, Mr and the Misses Macrone. Mrand Mrs Jarvis, Mr and Mrs Gittins, Mr ordon, Mr Tom Powell, Mrs and Miss S. Lowell, Mr R. Jones (Market- street), Mr Iwis ^(London House), Rev R. Evans HughE, Rev J. Abel, Miss Gamman (County Scbol), Miss Purchas, Mr and Mrs Wilfred raylor, etc. The proceeings opened soon after three p.m., when he chair was taken by Mr Edward Powfl, J.P. He was supported on his right by ady Pryce-Jones and the Rev Evan Jones, id on his left by Mrs Edward Powell, the ')n. sec.. and the Rev F. W. Quinn, curat of St. John's, Tunbridge Wells, and sociation secretary for Can- terbury, Rocester, and Chichester. ,The Rev Ean Jones opened the proceed- ings with plyer, and was followed by a short speechby Mr Edward Powell, who said that the deeply regretted the absence of Mrs Barivdo. They would have liked to have seenter there to commemorate the illustrious fonder of these homes. Since his death, M, Barnardo had taken a deep interest in Use homes. It appeared she had caught c,d, and as a result was suffer- ing from her id trouble—phlebitis—and her medidal meniad told her to cancel all en- gagements. Rev F. W.Quinn, after referring to the absence of 1\ Barnardo, said it gave him great pleasu- to say a few words about Dr Barnardo Homes. He thanked Mr and Mrs Powell )r getting up this fete to-day and for thei:help in the past. They knew very well ttt nations were saved or lost according toche way in which they looked after their oldren. Great civilized nations had passed away because they neglected their child le. Dr Barnardo had responded to the call Mich was emphasised in Harriet Brownings The Cry of the Children." Since theseqomes had been in existence- 43 years-ty had saved 68,000 girls and boys, and t. the present time there were 8,300 childri in their homes. It costs them £240 daily) feed them alone. There were over 1,100 helpless, crippled, and blind children, al it was on behalf of them that Mrs Powelhad worked so hard, and that they were tere that day to support the Young Helpers' Iague. It only cost £ 16 a year to train achild in the homes. Many of them were paying as much as that in dresses ail "Merry widow" hats. He hoped the would liberally support that great causithat day.. They should look at the thoussds of pounds which had been saved in ites by Dr Barnardo rescuing these chil(en from the prisons and work- houses. N Government yet had given a grant to r Barnardo's Homes. During the last ISyears there were 838 children in the homesfrom Wales, and 800 more had been assisd they had therefore a strong claim upo Wales. It was gratifying to state thatie children trained in the homes were doin well. Ninety-nine per cent. of those sentto Canada had turned out suc- cessful, a\ 80 per cent.-of the boys were now thriving landowners in Canada, and for every 300 boys sent out there were 3,000 applications for them. The children's charter was one of the best acts passed by Parliament, but destitution and cruelty to children would not be stopped, and there was still more work for the homes to do. Other nations, such as the Japanese and Hindos, treat their children better than so- called Christian England, but the great thing they were looking for was another children's charter. On an average, nine children per day were taken in, and those destitute were never refused. Mrs Powell read a letter from Mrs Bar- nardo stating that she was awfully sorry she coud not attend, as she was suffering from phlebitis, but she wished them every success. Mrs Powell also read a letter from the Matron of the Jones Memorial Home, Birk- dale, Lancashire, saying that Florence! Slater, aged five, the little girl in the New- town Cot, was now convalescent, and is almost ready to be boarded out. Florence was one of the best cases of cure in the Home (cheers). Continuing, Mrs Powell explained that young members were not expected to retire from the Young Helpers' League at the age of 18, as they could be of even more service to the League. The great object of membership was service,, the work- ing for and helping of others. Good im- pulses were excellent, but what was more highly to be valued was constant and stead- fast interest in the welfare of the movement; in fact, she would prefer the members to continue to collect only one shilling a year rather than collect a much larger amount and then throw it up. She would like them to bear in their minds a motto, the one word Better "— There's only one motto you need to succeed The other man's winning ? Then you must do From mending* of ditches to spending of riches Follow the rule to the uttermost letter —Better. —(loud applause). The Rev. T. E. Williams then voiced a general vote of thanks to Mr and Mrs Edward Powell for their great kindness during each succeeding year in providing such a splendid entertainment in aid of Dr. Barnardo's Homes. The rev. gentleman said he had had the pleasure on many occa- sions of listening to Dr. Barnardo. Rev. Mark Martin seconded the resolution, which was carried with acclamation. Mr Edward Powell acknowledged the vote, and proposed a vote of thanks to Lady Pryce-Jones for so gracefully presenting the badges to the members who who had earned them. Mr Powell concluded by thanking Mr Quinn most heartily for coming down that day and addressing them. The badges were presented by her Lady- ship to Misses Shute, Irene Cottle, Wilfred Taylor, Medmn Lewis, and Master Reggie Williams. & Every provision was made for the comfort and convenience of the guests. The pro- gramme of amusements included the per- formance of the interlude from A Mid- summer Night's Dream." by the members AT ™ Glrls' County School Lodge, namely, M. Morgan, Winifred Taylor, F. Smith.G. Owen, J. Rees. and M. Woosnam; Cotilon and Gavotte dances (arranged and directed by Miss Macrone), were given bv Irene pottle, Flossie Smith, Verna Jones, Nin Jones, Winnie Wiliams, Maud Smith, and Harry Powell and Bertie Crofts. Hoopla, under the direction of Mr Cookson; golf, croquet, badminton, etc., superintended by Mr P. Wilson and Mr W. E. Pryce- Jones The hat competition in the Maqusina du Louvre, under Miss Pound ley and Miss Joyce Elwell, excited much interest. The first prize was awarded to Mr Rex Parry Jones, and the second to Mr Clifton Gordon. An additional hat competition was won by Mr Seymour Stokes. A refreshment kiosk was under the direction of Mrs T. Meredith, Mrs Geo. Woosnam, Miss Venables, Mis J. E. Hughes, and Miss E. Shute. The string band which was in attendance consisted of—violins, Miss Mary Thomas, Miss Powell, Miss Gittins, Mr Wilfred Taylor, Miss Catherine Jones-Williams, Mr Frank Jones 'cello, Miss Sybil Hutchins and Mr J. T. C. Gittins double bass. Mr James Manuel; 'cello, Miss Sybil Hutchins Mr J. Macrone provided excellent music for the dances.

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