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NEWPORT EISTEDDFOD. interest had been manifested for weeks past in the choirs that were training to com pete at the Easter eisteddfod at Newport. The contest was very keen oil Monday last in ail the chief choral events, while as regaids the rest of the eisteddfod a fair unmber of entries had been received for most of the j-ubjects Oil the programme. The eisteddfod .vas Held in connection with Bethlehem Baptist Chapel, and me proceeds weut tow aids (he Chapei fund. The first meeting commented at two o'clock in the afternoon, and the secotui meet- ing at six. The president of the arte; noon meeting was Mr. G. B. Bowen, Llwyngwair, who in his address .4polic of the edrc.nional value of the eisteddfod, and its hold upon ihe Welsh people. The president in the evening was Capt. E. Davies, Mor-awel, who made a humorous speech, though hi, application of nautical terms to the business in hand, created much amusement among me audience. The conductor throughout the day was the Rev. D. J. Evans, A.T.S., who very abLy performed his duties. The adjudicators were: ringing. Mr. Meudwy Davies, Llanelly; literature, etc., Mr. J. Brynach Davies, LIanfyrnach; prize: bags, Mrs. Evans, Fountain House, and Mrs. Phillips, the Rectory; stockings, Mrs. Dr. Havard, and Mrs. Morris, Penbont; drawing and handwriting, lr. E. Thomas, College School, Cardigan; walking stick, Capt. W. Davies, Mor-awel, and Mr. Marsden, Ffynpn- ddofn. The accompanist was Miss Sissie James, Bank House, Newport, and the secretary of the eisteddfod was Mr. T. Burwyn Reynolds, Cl. School, and the treasurer, Mr. Jas. Morgan, West-street. The eisteddfod song was sung in the evening by Mr. Felix, Bridge House. The chief choral competition, the first on the pro- gramme, was one of the last to take place in the evening meeting. The two choirs com- peting were both from Newport, one being led I by Mr, D. Morgan and the other by Mr. J. Hughes. The test piece was Ffarwel i ti ¡ Gymru Fad" (Dr. Parry), and the prize was j £ 2 2s. The adjudicator said that the singing J of both choir was extremely good. He con- sidered that the first choir which sang was the best, and the prize was accordingly awarded to Mr. J. Hughes' choir. In the competition for choirs out of one congregation, two choirs sang, and the prize was won by Ebenezer choir, conducted by Mr. Benjamin Williams. In male voice competition only one choir came forward, that conducted by Mr. Felix, and the adjudicators said that they far more than de- served the prize of £1, which was awarded them. There was also only one ladies choir, likewise conducted by Mr. Felix, and the ad judicator said they deserved a prize of Z5, at least, instead of the one of 9,1 they received. Two children's choirs competed in "Awn i Ganaan." The Bethlehem choir, conducted by Mr. James James, proved successful, and a medal was awarded to the conductor in addi- tion to the prize of 15s. Only one party tried in the quartette competition, that led by Mr. Benjamin Williams, to which the prize was awarded. There were no competitors for trio, and only one for the duett, Messrs George and George, of Ffynoncoranau and Bwlclimelyn, i who received the prize. There were two com petitors for soprano solo, and Miss M. James, ■ West Terrace, was the winner. The tenor solo drew four competitors; the best was Mr. Titus James, Newport, There, were also competitors in the bass solo, the best being Mr. George, | Ffynoncoranau. Four tried the solo coinpeti tion for girils under 15, which was won by Miss j Bessie Cardigan. Two competitors i came on the stage in the solo competition for boys under 15 years of age; the winner being Master Willie Hogan, Newport. In the solo j for boys or girls undr 15 the winner was Miss Margaret Thomas, Renfeidir-uchaf. Piano- J forte solo (two competitors), 1st prize, Miss Lilian Davies; 2nd prize. Miss Elsie Hoskins. t Poetry, subject "Y Gweddnewidiad," not under lines; out of several competitors the best was Disgybl Arall," who did not respond te his name when called. Evglyn, subject "Gweinidiog Bethlehem, eleven competitors, prize divided between Mr. George, Ffynoncor-

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