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ABEREDW EISTEDDFOD. I INTERESTING COMPETITIONS. I ADJUDICATORS' REMARKS. I A most interesting competitive meeting took place at the Congregational Church. Aberedw, on Wednesday evening. There was a large number present, and, also, a large number of competitors for the various itm. on the programme. In the course of a pleasing address, Mr James Pro- thero, who presided, said that he was very pleased with the honour which had been conferred upon him in being asked to take the chair that evening. He assured them that he was pleased to be there, and to see -such it large number present, although it wa", rather unfor- tunate that another event of a similar nature houlLl clash with this one on the same evening. However, he did not wi-li to make a long speech, as they had a somewhat lengthy programme to go through. lie felt somewhat like a controller. who told people what they should have, and how much they should have. After the address, the following items were competed for, and appended were the winners:- Solo for children under 15, "I love to tell the story": 1st prize, Ma-tor Frank Sheen, Builth; 2nd, Miss Uwen- nie Powell, Gwenllyd. Recitation for children under 12, Psalm 46: 1st, Miss Gwennie Powell, Gwenllyd; 2nd, Miss- Annie Stephens. Open Glo for females, "The Miller's Daughter": Miss G .M .Davies, Builth.. Vn- punctuated reading: Mr Frank Morris, Builth. Recita- tion for children under 15, "The Village Blacksmith": 1st, Master Frank Sheen, Builth; nd, Miss Reggy Bromfidd. Opcn sclo for males, "Over the line": Prize divided between Rev. D. A. Davies (Llandrindod) and Mr Morgan Davies (Aberedw). Open recitation, "The Wreck of the Hesperus": 1st, Miss Cicely Jones, Station House; 2nd, ltr, T. Handley, Aberedw. Best love letter: Divided between Miss Weld (Aberedw) and T. G, Jon" (Brecon). Duet (own choice): Miss Violet Webb and Miss Glythin Jones, Aberedw. Impromptu speech: Mr Frank Morris, Builth. Challenge solo (any Voice): Miss Jones, Aberedw. Best humorous story: Ir Frank Morris, Builth. Mixed voice party, tune "Melita": Aberedw Choir, conducted by Mr Frank Davies, Builth. During the evening, prizes were also distributed by Rev. W. Roderick (pastor) to the following children, who had each collected substantial sums towards the South Wales Union, viz., Mik- Rose Jones, Miss Annie Steplrens and Muster Cyril Davies. Rev. W. Roderick also expressed the thanks of Mr Thoma-s, on behalf of the South Wales Union, for their collect-ions. The adjudicators for the evening were Mr Isaac Dav- ies, "Eoo Buallt," Builth (music), and Rev. D. A. Dav- ies. Llandrindod (literature). Mr Isaac Davie.. s-aid that all the entries were good, and he was surprised at the talent shown in mast of the singing. He was also very pleased with the selec- tions, which were very appropriate, and he compli- mented the committee upon the rejection of the well- known tune. "Melita," for the mixed voice party, the rendering of whi-li was executed in pleasing style by rr Frank Davies's party. Rev. D. A. Davies (Llandrindod) aid that he was grateful for the attention which was shown to him in adjudicating. The various competitors had given some excellent renderings of the recitations, and he had en- joyed adjudicating them. Rev. W. Roderick proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman, whom he said made. a most excellent chair- man, and lie thanked him most heartily for his very able .services. He also wished to thank the adjudica- tors, who had done their work very well, indeed. Both Mr Isaac Davies and the Rev. D. A. Davies had been to Aberedw before, and their adjudications had been carried out in a fair and lucid manner. The befit com- pliment he could pay them was to invite them to Aber- nlw on another occasion. He also wished to extend his thanks to the accompanist CMis. Price, Aberedw Court), who had worked hard at the organ, and, also, to Mr Frank Davies (Builth), their very able conduc- tor. Al-so, the donors of the prizes which had I teen award-d, and, in fact, to everyone who had helped to contribute towards the success of the evening. Mr William Jonr., (Hendre) seconded. The meeting then concluded with "Gcd save the King. Proceeds of the evening were in aid of Church Funds.

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