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COLWYN BAY. In Colwyn Bay and district the. weather was particularly mild during the Christmas season. On Christmas ■ Eve, the town presented a gay appearance, the shops being .brilliantly lit and stocked., and thesideiwaJlks swarming with a happy throng of people. Brisk business was done at the variouis shops, until a. late hour. A few carol-singers did their best to keep, up the good old Christmas, custom, and Welsh and! I English carols were exceedingly well sung. Christmas Day was bright and mild. The sun; shone genially, and. the weather was- almost 'n spring-like. In the Churches. At .St. Paul's Church, on Christmas Day, there was a celebration at 8 a.m. At ri a.m. a ser- vice was held', when thei Te Deu,m (:to NN'ebb's s 1*1 bring oo.d, tid,?,n.s ettlng), an.d:t'h?e antiiem, of .o-reat. joy," were1 sung, the soloes being taken by Mr A. J. Fleet and Master Gordon. Hope. An appropriate sermon was preached by the Rey D. C. Owen. Ill" the Mission; Church, a service was held at n 'a.m. Prayers were read' by th-e Rev J. H. Hope, and the. sermon was delivered by the Rev J. G. 'Haworth. Ila, the; Welsh Church (St David's) Holy Com- munion. -was,adm.iiiistered by the Vicar (the Rev Canon Roberts), at 1'1 a.m. In the evening a carol service was held, in which the choral parts were, under the leadership of Mr William Wil- liams, the choirmaster of the Welsh Church. Carol services were als'.o. held on Christmas evening in the Parish Churich. (.St. Paul's), when carols, solos, and anthems, were rendered by the choir. The chutrchesMwere all elaborately decorated. ??t the? E,i-,I?ish (ha,pel, th, 11 Congregational pastor, t'he Rev T.. Lloyd, delivered an. appro- priate. sermon' on Christmas morning. Christmas morning services' were also held in the English Baptist Chapel, when the Rev Dr officiated, andl in the English Wes- leyan Chapel, when the Rev F. Piatt preached. The Cottage Hospital The Cottage Hospital 0111 Boxing night was the scene: of a: most enjoyable, little entertain- ment, which -was largely attended by the friend's- of this, useful inSltitutiol1. The Hall, were the entertainment was held, had -been most tastefully decorated by the matron. (Miss; Jones), and the' staff, and; >a. stately Christmas tree, loaded with presents, gave the scene a delightful seasonable appearance. The following ladies' and! gentlemen contri- buted to, ithe musical portion, of the programme —Mrs Nu-nn, Welsh and English songs.: Mrs Humbly, song.s; M'rs J. 'H. !Hope, Welsh song; Miss Winnie Price Jones, Welsh and English songs Miss Tereza Roberts, Welsh and English I süngs; Miss' 'Nora Bagnell, banjo solo; Mi,$.s Samrn-ar, 'inier, mandoline, s-oloi; t'he Revs J. H. !Ilope. and! John Griffith, duet, "Dan, Forwr Ilawer,i Ydym"; M,r Wh??teily and party, carols. Adams and Lhe? Rev Ellis Davies accom- p?a,n,.ie:d. The pres,e,nts which adlorn-ed? the C,hri-stmasi tree hfad: been: kindly give-ni by the follo,w?n, '\Irs ?r, ? I N'[,* ch"n, Barberry Hill; Miss Lewis; Mrs Eden, Lletty's' Ðryw; Miss Barlow, Laurel House, Rhosi; Miss; Jones, Colwyn Bay Hotel; Miss Chambers, Ty Croes, Lland'du.las-; Mrs Earp, Wilton House, and; Miss Earp; Misses* Jackson, Gwydyr Park; Miss Francis, Tan.ilwy- fan, Miss Jones, Groesi; Miss Emma Webb, late patient; (Dr Russell; Mr and Ma-ss Clint, Sandringham; Miss Rongiers, Sandfri-ngham; -?\fr ?()sbor-- ?Saiid,r',ngha?m; *-?1rfs P'loA,,er, Sacrill"- to,n,; *?lis,s -i;e?an, l?a.cdjon,al Woo?dle:,ghi; Miss A d; Mr Wbi-tehouse; Mr J. Janes, Grimsby House; Mrs T. M. Jones, Bodgwynallt; Mrs Wilding and Miss Horax, Plas Gwilym; Mr Wood, Sea- wood Hill; Mrs Edwards, Coed Eryl; --Air and Mrs .Booth, Brooklyn; Mr Wood, Tynymaes; Misses Pendlebury, Maesycoed; Miss Lloyd, Tanycoed; Mr Mould; Miss Morris, Oadwgan; Mrs iHorton, Bryn Dinarlth; Mrs Lewis, London. House; Miss Suigden, Rtoo-s; Mr Jones, Chester House; Mr Gamble, Rato-n-agh; Mr Humbly, Llanddulas; Mr Wright, Tanllwyfam; and; Mr Evans, Stores, Colwyn. The presents' were distributed amongst; those child-rell. under 14 years of age who had been patients at the Hospital during the last year. Railway and Postai i'ratfic. A good number of visitors spent Christmas in Colwyn -Bay, and certainly no better place could, have'been chosen. The Bay has a reputation as a winter resort. An enquiry at the railway station, elicited' the information, that tne passenger traffic, as far as Colwyn Bay was con- cerned, showed, :no appreciable increase on las't year's. The parcel traffic 'exceeded last year s figures by a. few hundbeds. The; Postmaster of Coliwyn. Bay, Mr W. H. Westmacott, courteously informed our repre- sentative that there has been a very large in- crease; in every branch of the service, more noticeably in Christmas cards, both posted and delivered. He greatly appreciated the very valuable aid which was rendered by the. publish generally in complying' with the request to post early on the 22,nd, 23rd, and 24th of December. No, fewer, tiian 3,254 parcels- (excluding bulky letters) were delivered during' Christmas week. This is 420 in excess, of those de-livened! during the' same period last year. The; Christmas cards undoubtedly exceeded the number last year by several thousands.
BANGOR. Christmas Day in Bangor was decorous and quiet. The ary weather, however, permitted of outside exercise, and walking and' cycling es- pecially was largely indulged in. file cathe- dral and most of the churches a chapels had public services in the morning all of which the a,te,,iet?ance was -ccd r L d r C :gatio.nal Cbapel a sacred? -?-ert was -givei- uL which a sil,ver,co,llle:cti- was raken. in aid of the chapel fund. In me afternoon a football match between Crewe South End and: a mixed first and second eleven, of Bangor entertained a large crowd, and resulted in a win for Bangor by five goals to one. In the afternoon also- a lar.pes. congregation assembled -at the annual carol ser- vice at S't. Mary's Church.
A Genial Holiday in North Wales. NOT for some years has North Wales been, "favoured with such genial weather as was ex- perienced on-Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Bright sunshine was reported at most of the meteorological stations on the coast, and the spring-like temperature reminded us of pleasant seaSOns to come. In other parts of the country, curiously enough, nature madte an effort to as- sert herself. In the Midlands there was a seasonable at- tempt at snow, while some actually fell on. the east coast. The maximum temperature was 43, and the minimum 37. Residents in the Principality can congratu- late themselves; upon, the fact that they mono- polised all the sunshine. Throughout the coun- try the weather was cold and raw with a clouded sky. The old-fashioned Christmas: seelms to have left us. Tradition and instinct both cry out. remarks one writer, for somethinfg a little more bracing at Christmas time than a mild soft cli- mate such as this. It has been said', how- ever, toy; a iman of some, discernment that for everything you lose you. gain, something, and in this case, it is easy to conceive) of homes where the absence of frost and snow will awaken no regrets-i,he homes off the poor .and needy. Travelling was robbed of its discomfort by the genial atmosphere. Rugs, and heavy wraps were seldom seem, and the railway companies profited by the great exodus of travellers. Judging from the appearance of the trains and stations one-half of the country .seemed to be paying Christmas visits to the other half. Eisteddfods were held on Christmas Day in some places, and in almost all the Churcn; of England; places of worship special services were held. In many of the chapels special services and sermons were also held. The poor and needy were not forgotten amid the general round of festivities. In. the work- houses and hospitals bright and happy scenes were witnessledi, as the inmates enjoyed sumptu- ous repasts of roast beef and' plum pudamg. Grim, forbidd?i?ng walls, h,' Id( many a ice:n,e of rejoicing, for the. spirit of Christmastide per- vaded ,even these; palaces of poverty. Out- door paupers were also* -In, receipt of extra relief from not, as a rule, over-generous Guardians; and soup and free-tickets for coal and foodl were welcomed by many of the' deserving poor. Boxing Day was principally devoted to Eis- teddfodau. In almost every town of import- ain,ce, in; iNOrt'hi Wales;, these; popular Welsh gatherings were held. The ardent Cym.ru/ throws himself whole-heartedly into, these con- tests at holiday time, and barren-indeed- would a Welsh; bank holiday be without a singing or competdtiva meeting of some sort. U U It is a, comfortable reflection that Christmas has come and gone by without any serious fatality to record. Seven centuries have passed since Wales was conquered,; tout the inhabitants of the, Princi- pality cling tenaciously to-day to their national customs. M'ore especially do the Welsh differentiate from, the English: at Christmas, for in the rural parts the old, customs prevail. Far among the; hills, in the deep leias .of SncAvdonia and the rural hamlets of MerÏoneth" •. the lads, and lasses gather still on Christmas Eve from dusk till ,eight o'clock playing at games, making toffee and "poetry," whilst the-elders relate Old tales of the "Brownies" and the; "Fairy Folik." The local bards congregate in at homely way to we-ave, "penillion," and the local vocal- ists to sinlg them to the accomp-a-nimen: of the rapidly vanishing harp. It is not so' long ago since "Mari Llwyd Lawen" used to hold sway among the simple folk. In South. Wales wMari Lwyd" is still a popular institution, but 'has become almost c'b- soley in the northern; half of the Principality.
RHYL. Without being at all cons,idlered hyperbolical, it might be averred- that the "drearylike- desolateness" so much in evidence in districts far removed from large, centres of population, was a fairly characteristic feature pervading, more or less, througha-ut the Christmas holidays ill) Rhyl. But, Rhyl must ndt be classified with towns of similar size, and with thriving: in- dustrial pouplation.s, and! where the artisan classes provide an.: abundance of arrangements for merry-malk-ing at the festive season of the year. The conditions of living "year in, year out" are not analogous, and it cannot be even asserted that-even Welsh folk tarke: their plea- sures sadly. There is an ardent enthusiasm cherished some time, prior to the festival as to how best to enjoy themselves. Home associa- tions, of course, are naturally the. greater source o'f attractiveness, and it may safely be saidl that in -order to participate in. those a large per- centage of shop .assistants a,ndi residents left the town on Thursday. On the. Other hand, those who remained in Rhyl were too -absorbed, in; their own private festivities to partake of much outdoor exercise; cansequ-ehtly, the thorough- fares were literally deserted on Christmas Day. The old-fashioned Christmas of snow-bedecked and almost impassable streets was not wit- nessed, andl -the juveniles of households, were. thus deprived of the scene of snowflakes so traditional of "plucking the goose." The vagaries of the British .climate were again a much-discussed topic, for on Christmas Day the weather conditions were springlike, with glimpses of Old Sol. 'Everything was favour- able for outdoor peregrin'ations had the resi- dents selected that form of pastime, bit what- ever phase was adopted1 it is fully believed seasonable, rational, and time-honoured festivi- ties were indulged in. In the Churches. Alt the churches and the Nonconformist places' of worship, etc., thes,ac.redness of t'hie Festival ofr'the Nativity was duly observed. Special services were held o.n Christmas Day at St. Thomas' Church, and there; were large congre- gations. Celebrations of the- Holy Communion ,took place at respective hours; in the morning, •followed by a full service and1 sermon at eleven o'clock. The seil-vice: was taken, by the; Rev. T. Jenkins, and the- vicar preached. The; church was beau- tifully decorated; with flowers, etc., by the fol- lowing ladies: Alt ax vases, Mrs Clark; choir stalls, Mrs Lloyd (Vicarage), and Miss- Gelderd pulpit, Miss; Trousdell; font, Misses Perks; windows, Mrs J. Davies., Miss Harries, Miss Wild, Misses Lloyd (Vicarage), Miss Jones- Hughes, and Mi,s,s, C?aml,'n; aii,di gas standlards, Mis ?albo,t. and Contributions for the wmkof decoration were forwarded by the following Mrs Gamlin, Mrs Wood, Mrs Green-street, Mrs; Silvester, Mrs Storey, Mrs Finlayson, Miss- Jones, MB Clarke, Mrs Foulkes, Mrs, Roberts: (Station House), Mrs Bagnall, Nlrs Talbot, etc. SeTededl hymns and carols were rendered. At Holy Trinity Church celebration of t^e. Hoily Communion took place at 8 a.m., and after the morning's prayers at 11 a.m. In the ,evening at seven o'clock there was evensong with, appropriate carols. The interior of the edifice was very effectively decorated, the; ladies who. perfotrmd the w.nk being as follows: Chancel, Miss Bennett end Mrs Lewis Jones; pulpit, i-Nif,iss Ro-berits, Fair- holme; and! windows, Mrs Payne, and the Misses Corbett Jones, Griffiths (Emlyn Villa), Sullivan, Davies (Ashmount), Evans (Pirinces-s- street), Edie Williams, and Evans (Brynmor- d Ci) Contributions of decorations were re:c,e.;tedi from M-rs Foulkes, Mrs Lloyd (Vicarage), Mrs Edwards (N. W. Hotel), and Mrs Gratton. Chrismas Hotpot. Whilst those in affluence; were presumably privileged to recognise the season, in a right royal manner, it is comforting to remember that the poor, working classes, who had already ex- perienced the sting of distress, were nalt forgot- ten. Commendable thoughtfulness for a crumb of blessing to their poorer breth,ren in their ne- ces?si' rnsitances proinl:)t,-d a n,i-imb,cr of .rcu' 'Ous c' charitably-disposed ladies and gentlemen to contribute towards the fundi inauguarted by the Relief Committee. By this means, two hundred and twenty persons receivedl hot-pots on, Christ- mas morning, supplied upon the production of the necessary tickets at the bakeries of Mr- Thos.. Davies, Vale-road; Mr R. Hughes, Vale-road:; Mr Rogers, Vale-ro,ad; and! Mr C. Jones, Bod!- fo,r-street. In addition to this, other seasonable presents, such as supplies of bread, andl -coal, were distri- buted to nearly three hundred of the poor; and the recipients were undoubtedly grateful for the kindnesses extended them. Many homes "Nere rendered the brighter and happier. At the Post Of lice. The resources of 'the Post Office, which, are of a limited nature, were sorely taxed during the holidays; but the 'work, exacting to; a degree, was accomplished without -the slightest hitch by the respected postmaster (Mr W. S. Clarke), and his, staff of able assistants. The pressure, so accustomed at this. period, of the year, was first felt on, the, 19th, and increased in volume until the 23rd, when- the majority of letters, post- cards, and packages were despatched to their" respective destinations in time for delivery on Christmas, morning. On ordinary days the work vof delivery of let- ters, etc., in the morning is -concluded! about nine o'clock but on Wednesday Ich;e, labours of postmen, were :increasedi 50 per cent. on Thurs- day, 100 per cent. and on Christmas morning, 150 per cent. Bank Holiday saw the percentage decreased to-one hundred; and it is roughly ap- proximated! that the number of letters, etc., re- ceived at and delivered from the Post Office reached 100,000. These figures, however, do, not include the delivery of parcels, which were, estimated' at about three thousand, and those de- spatched, which also numb;ered, about 3,000. It .was found .necessary -to employ extra hands to thoroughly cope with the excessive work, and the manner in which the .entire duties were per- formed speaks; admirably of the -efficiency of the arrangements, notwithstanding the inade- quate accommodation at the Post Office build- ings for the sorting, and other contingencies. 0 z;1 11 At the Alexandra Hospital. Following a. precedent, the patients at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, we are informed, "spent a very happy Christmas Day." The wards of the iiist,itutio-n, were prettily decorated; by members of the staff with paper ornaments, flowers-both cut and in pots'—and holly, 81'e, latter beingbndly sent from Gwrych Castle, Bodrhyddan, and Cefn. Seasonable presents of turkeys, g.ee.se, game, cakes of various descriptions, .and fruit, fresh and dried, were sent in abundance by ladies and gentlemen of the town and districts for the pur- pose of gladdening the hearts of the patients. The afternoon was entirely devoted to the dis- r. 1 11 *bu'tion and, exarn:nat-'on! of the amus? .ng and t choice assortment of toys which had arrived from donors in all partsi of the country, as well as of suitable gifts for the older patients, a..10 children nicely rendered carols to the intense enjoyment of many visitors, who were 'accom- panied by their children to. witness- the happy and 'grateful faces of the- afflicted patients. An exceedingly pleasant additiün to. the emer- tainment was given by Miss T. Davies, a. mem- ber of a, London Opera Company, who- delighted everyone with her singing of some beautiful and amusing songs. Railway Traffic. The weather on Boxing Day, though propiti- ous. was bleak, but this did not deter a con- siderable number of persons from the districts of St. ^.saph, Rhuddlan, Colwyn. Bay, Prestatyn, etc., journeyuig to the town to- attend the annual Eis'teddfodic gathering in the Palace. The passenger and luggage traffic to. and from the station, prior to Christmas Day was unusu- ally heavy, but the railway officials, under Mr Allan, the statio-nijiaster, and Mr Furber, the chief booking clerk, coped; with it -expeditiously. Special excursions, were run. to Chester, Liv- erpool, and Manchester, and intermediate sta- tions, the bookings being numerous. As to the parcels or luggage traffic, we are informed; that last year during Christmas season 904 packages: were forwarded through the parcels' depart- ment, and 1,400 received. This year the num- ber forwarded totalled 1,067, and *3676 were received. The passenger traffic returns were as fol- lows Arrived on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 1,800; ditto Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, 3,500. The bookings to distant places were very heavy, and it is believed exceeded those of the past few years.
ST. ASAPH. WORKHOUSE CHRISTMAS TREAT. Christmas; Day 'in the workhouse has its tradi- tions also its attractions; for the poor irfmates and the benevolently-disposed members; of the Board of Guardians a,nd residents of the various (districts within the St. Asaph; Union. ) Not unlike other similar institutions special preparations were made for the day to enable: the inmates to enjoy a seasonable fare, and other -en.te.rta,inments. T,,i!e! dini?n- hall -of the b several wards presented a -cheerful and. pleasing appear- ance. by reason of the various; decorated devices r,esortedi to by the officers aiadl the inmates, un- der the superintendance of the Maslter (Mr Robt. Jones) and the Matron; (Mis's Williams'). The paupers assembled! in the dining room., and par- ing of beef and plum; pudding, with mineral waters in lieu of beer. After dinner the- men ,were supplied with tobacco and snuff; oranges and sweets were also; distributed. ° In ,the .evening a concert was held, in the hall, when a lengthy programnw was sustained by the inmate's and officers; of the institution, andf altogether the day's proceedings were of a sesa- sonabie and most enjoyable character. Miss Kate Heat on,, Miss, Mary Heaton, the Masters- ileaton, Miss Dixon, the Rev Worthington Powell attended and assisted the officers in c?irry-iiig oU't the diay's program?ine. The fol 1 11 lo-wi?n", -,ifts were? re,c?civedt:-Bool?s, and valuable toys- for the children, Mrs. Dodd1, late of Llanerch Park; £ 2, the Rev B. Jones Bateman, Abergele; 61, Captain Arthur Hea- ton, St. Asaph; tea and sugar for the aged; and infirm, Mrs- Fosbery, St. Asaph; tobacco and snuff for the adults, Mr Jones, Wellington-road, 'Rhyl; tobacco, Dr Eyton Lloyd; plum pud- dings, Mr Richard Birch, Bryneelyn, St. Asaph; illustrated, periodicals, Mr Richard Jones, Elm- hurst, Rhyl; ditto, Mrs Talbot, draper, Rhyl; Christmas cards, Mrs Walthall, St. Asaph; • toys for the children, Mr Jones, Penucha-roa' St. Asaph. On Tuesday afternoon the inmates were f provided with -a. special tea, comprising y" cake, etc., provided by meaDS -of the m gifts, before-mentioned. Following this Llewelyn Jones, wife of the chairm- Board of Guardians, who was- after1' daughters, the' Misses Dot, May.' Jones, and Master T. Jones, pgr teresting fu,net-ion of d-istrib^ toys and books to the chiidr, At seven o'clock in the evening another con.- cert took place in the dining hall, and a long programme consisting of songs, duets, and reci- tatio-ns by the .inmates and officers, was dealt with. Duets were sung by the Misses Roberts and Williams (matron and trainer), songs- by Mr Phillips (porter), and vocal and instrumenital selections by the children, who concluded the entertainment by a pretty rendering of the song, "Pleasant dirieams." The whole of the Christmas festivities were admirably arranged and ,car,ried out, and no doubt the younger inmates will cherish pleasant memories of the occasion. The inmates, it may be stated, are exceedingly grateful for the sea- sonable hospitality so generously extended; to. them. 1, Christmas Services. In all the places of worship in the city and surrounding districts, ,appropriate services in keeping with the season were held OI Chrstmas Day. At the Cathedral in the morning, Bishop Edwards delivered an instructive discourse on the Incarnation. Archdeacon Wynne Jones was the; preacher at the evening service. Special hymns and carols we,re sung at the services. The' Parish Church was suitably- decorated! for the church festival by the following ladies and geiTtlemen:-The- Mis-ses Edwards (The Palace.), Miss Watts (Bronwylfa), Miss Middle- ton, Miss Deeley, Mrs and the Misses Cleaver, Miss Jones (Chester-street), Miss Ovren (Chester- street), the: Misses Price (Deanery), Miss Hamer Lewis, Mrs Worthing ton Powell, Mr Irvine Tomkins-on, Mr Meryn Jones, and others. Ser- vices- were held in the morning and evening, at which the following clergy -officiated: -Revs W. D. Williams, Herbert Evans, Worthingtom Powell, and W. T. Williams. Football Match. On Boxing Day, a football match specially arranged between the Elan Elwy Rovers and the Crewe Carnage Works teams took place, and was witnessed by a moderate attendance of spectators. The visiters, who had the best of the play, won by four goals t.o one, but an un- expected .incident occurred just prior to the call of time. The ball burst, and as there was not another one ready at hand for the players the game was brought to a conclus,ion amidst mu-chl amusement.
ABER(I ELE. CHRISTMAS CHEER. The Lady Florentia Hughes, assisted by Miss -Horatio I-I ughes" with their usual generosity, distributed on Saturday, the 19th in St., over 1,300 lbs. of wl.-II-fedi prime beef amongst the workmen and cottagers of the Kinmel Estate. The two- bullocks were fed by Mr Wm. Owen, of Hendr,e Fawr, one of the oldest tenants. On Christmas Day, in the Methodist Chapel, Mr Cecil 'G. Roberts delivered a lecture, on. a "Tour Around the- World." There was a veryi large' attendance, over which- Mr J. Herbert Roberts, M.P., presided. The lecture, which, was illustrated) with lantern views, was thor- oughly enjoyed.
CARNARVON. In contrast with the stormy weather of the previous week Thursday and Christmas Day at Carnarvon proved singularly mild. The slack- ness of trade in the town and district was cer- tainly not reflected in the 'busy aspect of the streets and shops on Thursday, the Christmas market being more than, usually brisk. On Sunday special services were held. in all the churches in the- town. A cantata was performed in Christ Church, and the Welsh services enjoyed great popularity. At night the Baptists held a successful concert in the Guildhall.
LLANDUDNO. V Numerous visitors arrived in the course of the week at Llandudno for the Christmas holidays, and the leading hotels -entertained large com- panies of guests. The town had quite, a holi- day appearance, and, while the shops and the- interiors of the residences, public and private,. large, and: small, had the traditional Christmas., aspect, the. outdoor prospects was almost that of early autumn or late spring, the -weather being calm, bright, and genial. The annual preaching meeting of the Welsh Wesleyan Church of Eben-ezer: was held as usual on' Christmas day and the. preceding evening. EJoquenitand impressive sermons were preacbe-dl by the Revs Hugh Hughes, Llangolleni, andl Philip Price, Abergele. » All the services were. well attended, especially on Christmas evening, when there were many present from Llandudno- and the- surrounding districts. The. singing was also ;good under the- leadership of Mr Robt. Jones and Mr Garmon Jones. Miss 'Hughes, Men-tone, proved herself an able 'and efficient: accompanist. On, Christmas day a literary meeting was held!" in Bethania Chapel. Mr W. S. Williams, Dryni Egryn, 'and Mr O. W. Roberts, Bodenron, were, ,Li,riiie,ii, aii?ci the I?-ev D. J., the,? respective ch, Lewis, B.A., and "Deúàrenh," the conductors. The prize winners were:—.Duet for children, Jennie and' Charlotte W ilbams; soprano- solo,. "Llinos DyseTth. solo for children, Jennie Williams; song, J. O. Davies, solo violin, M. Williams; best- -rendering or. fbe. hymn tune "Aberystwyth," tenor, R. I.,ioyd. were Mr R. T Thos. J°I" v