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1 THE PANORAMA. J. C. Leyshon, of Bridgend, came in second in the Marathon race at Aberavon on Tues- The Garth Inn, Maesteg, and the Maesteg Inn, Garth, were referred to at Bridgend JEVdice Court on Saturday. Mr. Edgar Dukes, of Isiwyn House, Porth- cawl, whose death occurred suddenly on Sat- urday morning, was married to a niece of the immortal Islwyn. Bridgend is represented at the Welsh Sa- tional Pageant by Miss Marjorie W iiliani^ •daughter of Mi. D. Williams, stationer. She appears as a Saxon princess in Interlude 1, scenes 1 and 2. Lance-Corpl. Tom Hopkin. the runner-up for the Kings, is not only good at shooting. For a. cottager, he is a skilled gardener, and captured1 many of the prizes at Southern- down Flower Show. Mr. Lewis M. Thomas, solicitor, who occa- sionally appears at Bridgend P'olice and County Courts as an advocate, has been elec- ted unopposed to the seat on the Aberavon Town Council rendered vacajit by the death of Dr. J. H. Williams, J.P. In connection with sports at St. Donate re- cently it is curious to note that baseball was a favourite amusement of the villagers in the end of the eighteenth century, and the old people prided themselves upon their skill in the game. LI an twit Major and St. Athan were renowned for bando, and when the m- habitants of these and other places in the 'VaLe met in contest, the victory was not al- ways bloodless! That was in the so-called "gooå old days," when men preferred acting "fair and square" with their fists, instead of indulging in what a quaint writer calls "in- sidious and secret methods of the evil tongue." The Earl of Plymouth, president of the Vale of Glamorgan Show. held last week, was recently appointed on the Censorship Com- mittee of Plays. This appointment is des- cribed by "M.A.P. as a singularly happy one, "for," says the writer, "he takes more than a passing interest in matters appertain- ing to the drama. In his early days he was an amateur actor of considerable ability, ap- pearing on one occasion in his favourite role of Joseph Surface before an audienec which included Queen Victoria and King Edward. The Earl is also considered one of the finest connoisseurs of art in England, and has writ- ten an authoritative work on Constable. He Í6, moreover, a fine artist himself, several of his pictures having been hung in West End gallieries." The Minister of Marine for the Netherlands has by command of the Queen of the Nether- lands forwarded handsome Royal gold life- saving medals and illuminated votes of thanks to Captain J. M. Jones, of Aberavon, and Mr. Frederick Hanbury Gething, of Water-street, Aberavon, and a silver life-saving medal and vote of thanks to Mr. Gladwyn Parry, of Llangewydd-road, Bridgend, the master. second officer, and third officer respectively of the Cardiff trader Don Hugo, for their bra- very in assisting at the re&cue of the crew of the Dutch dredger Drague during a heavy gale in the Atlantic Ocean off the Spanish coast on November 8th last. The Drague was sighted flying signals of distress and was drifting helplessly on to a lee shore. Cap- tain Jones called for volunteers to man a life- boat to effect a rescue. Mr. Gething volun- teered to take command of the boat and Mr. Parry also responded to the call. The life- boat proceeded to the dredger, but unfortun- ately was capsized, and all the men were thrown into the water. They were rescued by lines, as were also the crew of the Drague. Captain Jones and Messrs. Gething and Parry already hold Lloyd's silver medals for the part they took in this rescue. f Miss Marie Novello Williams, of Maesteg, | the talented daughter of Gwilym Taf, com- ( menced a tour in North Wales on Bank Holi- day, with Mr. Charles Tree and his select company of artistes. A series of concerts had been arranged, to terminate about the end of the month. After this .Miss Williams is booked to fulfil an important engagement im Hungary, which place will necessitate her passing through Vienna and afford her an opportunity of once more visiting her genial principal, to whom she naturally feels in- debted for the excellent tuition she received from him. Miss Marie Novello Williams scored a distinct success at Brighton muni- cipal concerts recently. This is how a local paper speaks of her performance :—" A popu- lar success was won by the solo pianist, Miss Marie Novello. Attractive in personality, Miss Novello is also attractive as a pianist, Hh endowed as she is with an individuality of some artistic exuberance and a fully- equipped' technique. She evidently had con- genial work in Liszt's 'Hungarian Fantaisie' ^H|; —an arrangement of a familiar rhapsody with •orchestral accompaniment—for she made its sonorous tumult of heavy chords ring out im- posing!y in full-bodied tone, she made the more brilliantly ornamental passages flash sparkle with pianoforte fireworks, while -the delicate embroideries of multitudinous fine notes characteristic of Liszt she executed with the daintiest of finish. She is one of tile pianists who can make such embroideries like strings of musical pearls. She- proved1 ■HHv herself, indeed, a pianist distinguished1 in ■HP" technique and temperament. The audience, HBL trho cannot have heard pianoforte playing of this quality before at the municipal concerts, repealled Miss Novello with tumultuous en- thusaism, bringing her back again and again until they fairly farced her to grant an en- core. Then she let herself go with bounding IB vitality in the vigorous animation of Schu- bert's Marc he Militaire."












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