CADOXTON AND BARRY. NATIONAL AMALGAMATED LABOURERS' UNION.— The annual business conference of the National Amalgamated Labourers' Union of Great Btitain and:Ireland was formally opened in the Assembly- room of the Town-hall, Newport, on Monday last, when the following attended as delegates:— Messrs W. Harper, secretary of the Cadoxton branch Evan Lewis, of the Barry branch and E. Sims, of the Penarth branch. Mr T. J. O'Keefe, late of Cadoxton, but now residing at Cardiff as district secretary, was also present as member of the executive.
BARRY DOCKS. ENTIRE satisfaction is given to those who use the Burnbriglit HOUSE COALS supplied by the Barry Coal Depot. E. Hutchings & Co., Proprietors. WHERE TO GET YOUR FURNITURE—With D. W. THOMAS, Vere-street, Cadoxton, who is the only Practical Cabinet-maker and Upholsterer in the Town.—Repairs and Polishing done by expert workmen. LLOYD'S BA-K. -It is reported that the capital of Lloyd's Bank is to be increased to the extent of P,3,600,000 by the creation of 60,000 new shares of R50 each. The local branch of this bank is at Barry Docks. THE DISTRICT FOOTBALL CLUB.—A meeting of the sub-committee of the Barry and Cadoxton United District Football Club will be held this evening (Friday), at 7.30, at the Victoria Hotel, Holton, Barry Docks, for the consideration of several important matters connected with the formation of the club. ANOTHER PROPERTY COMPANY.—The Roberts- street (Barry Docks) Land and Property Company, Limited, has been registered, with a capital of Z5,000 in e5 shares. Object, to acquire land and other property at Barry Docks, and to turn to account the same by the erec- tion of dwelling houses, shops, &c. There shall not be less than five nor more than seven directors. The first are A. Davey, C. Gaen, W. Townsend (all of Cadoxton), D. E. Davies, F. W. Brett, and W. H. D. Caple (all of Cardiff). Qualification, E300. Remuneration to be deter- mined in general meeting. Registered office, 56, Vere-street, Cadoxton-Barry. THE RECENT STABBING AFFRAY.—At Glamor- ganshire Assizes on Tuesday last, John Har- rington, seaman, was indicted for cutting and wounding John Kirkpatrick on board the steam- ..LoOp L'o uf flnrrliff, whilafc, on voyage to Barry. The two men went ashore at Havre, and got back to their vessel the worse for liquor. Whilst Harrington was lying in his bunk Kirk- patrick came up to him and a scuffle took place. Harrington, being struck, took his pocket-knife and stabbed prosecutor twice. The question turned entirely on the question of the amount of violence which was justifiable in self-defence, and his Lordship summed up on this question at con- siderable length. The prosecutor, he said, un- doubtedly gave prisoner a very violent blow, and It was a question for them as to whether prisoner Was able to cope with prosecutor in the fight which took place. The jury found prisoner not Suilty, and he w&s discharged.
EAST BARRY. TRY the Burnbright HOUSE COAL (Red A&h) to be had of the Barry Coal Depot. E. Hutchings Co., Proprietors. FAREWELL SERVICE.—The Rev Oswald Parry will preach farewell sermons at Barry Wesleyan Chapel on Sunday next. WESLEYAN CHANGES.—The following gentle- men have been appointed to the Barry Wesleyan local station by the conference The Revs Thomas B. Butcher (Riverside), supernumerary (Newport, Mon.), John Clements, Arthur Mark- ham, Henry Wostenholm (Maindee), and Ben- jamin Stanley. THE BIBLE CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE. The Bible Christian annual conference meetings were held this week at Plymouth, the Rev F. W. Bourne, president, occupying the chair. Amongst those present, representing the South Wales district, were the Rev Dr Keen, Cardiff, and Mr James Cruise (Cruise & Taylor), Cadoxton- Barry. The Right Hon. Chief Justice Way, lieutenant-governor of South Australia, was also 1n attendance, and was the recipient of a beauti- ful casket. On Monday last gratifying references were made to the zealous efforts which were being put forward by the Rev J. Honey and his faithful flock to promote the new cause in the Barry Dock district, and it was unanimously Resolved to make a grant towards the building fund at the rate of £1 for every j31 raised on the ground up to JB250. WORKMEN'S PICNIC.-The annual outing to the Employees of Mr Frank Small, builder and con- tractor, of East Bairy, took place on Saturday Week last. The party, numbering nearly 50, left Barry by the 7 a.m. train, en route, for Cheddar, Sheeting the steamer "Bonnie Doon" at Cardiff Docks, which conveyed them to Weston-super- j*lare, where they were met by well equipped brakes, which conveyed them to Cheddar, arriving there about 12.30. Thp company immediately Partook of a substantial dinner, provided in a *arge tent, by Host Bragg, of the Cheddar Cliff Hotel, which did him great credit, all being yighly pleased with the good things provided, -"inner over, and the usual toasts, personal and Patriotic, having been given, the party made a scour of the district, the cliffs and caves, and all ^ere highly pleased with what they saw. The brakes left for the return journey to Westonat4.30, ^nabling the party to meet the 8.15 steamer, Lady Margaret," arriving at Barry about 11.30, everyone highly pleased with the day's outing.
BARRY ISLAND. ACCIDENT TO A YOUTH.—On Monday afternoon ast (bank holiday), a lad, aged about 14, belong- to Cardiff, was engaged driving a horse on Island, when the animal suddenly kicked him n the leg. The boy fell down helpless, and in ."is condition lay for about half-an-hour, when Was taken in a cart to East Barry, and the injured limb was attended to by local doctors. youth was afterwards sent home by train. .BATHING AcCIDE-NT.-On Monday evening last, 8*x °'cl°ck> as three young men from Car- Ba Were bathing on Whitmore Bay Sands, off je^ry Island, it appears they dived from off the e" ya few minutes befo»e the tide turned, the ebsequence being that they swain out into the the could not possibly return, one of the men, qu after being carried out about three a5 8 ,°f a mile into the channel, shouted for a 4u which reached the endangered bathers just to save them from being drowned.
SULLY. PICNIC PARTIES.—Several picnic parties visited Sully on Monday last and between 500 and 600 poor boys and girls were entertained during the day at the same place by Messrs D. Duncan & Sons, of the South Wales Daily News. The weather being fine all enjoyed themselves in this delight- fully secluded holiday resort.
COGAN. A LOCAL BIGAMY CASE.—At the Glamorgan Assizes on Tuesday last, Thomas Trigg, labourer, pleaded guilty to an indictment charg- ing him with feloniously marrying one Elizabeth .Norman, of Cogan, his former wife, Ellen Trigg, being then alive at Gloucester.—His Lordship, in sentencing the prisoner, said he quite believed the prisoner's story, which was that his wife had mis- behaved herself and that he Ii id not know he was doing anything wrong. He might probably, if able to afford it, have obtaini I a divorce, but he had not done so, and had contravened the law. Having seen his wife eighteen months before he went and married this woman, and he did not tell her the whole of the facts. He had done a great wrong to this second, who, when she found out the facts, took steps to separate herself from him. He sentenced prisoner to six months' hard labour.
PENARTH. MINISTERIAL.—The Rev H. Graham Payn has been appointed minister at Penarth by the Wes- leyan Conference. HARD LABOUR FOR IMMORALITY.—In the Crown Court, Glamorgan Assizes, yesterday (Thursday), at Swansea, before Mr Commissioner Bompas, Edward Clarke, indicted for indecently assaulting Elizabeth Ann Ethel, aged 12, at Penarth, was found guilty, and sentenced to 15 months' hard labour. CHOIR PICNIC.-The clioirof Tabernacle Baptist Chapel, Penarth, had their annual picnic at Porthkerry Park on Monday last They were conveyed by train from Cogan at 10.15 in the morning, and the weather being fine a very pleasant day was spent at the park. The mem- bers of the choir were accompanied by a number cf friends. WORKMEN'S OUTING. -The employees of Messrs Noel Brothers, Llantrisant, held their annual outing on Saturday last. The party, numbering about 50, were conveyed to Penarth in breaks supplied by the landlord of the Windsor Hotel. A good dinner was provided at the Ship Hotel, and, this having been done justice to, the pleasure- seekers indulged themselves in the various attrac- tions so plentiful at Penarth. SUCCESSFUL LOCAL ATHLETES. -At the eighteenth annual athletic festival held at Newport, on Mon- day last, H. Kirby, Penarth, won the third prize in the 120 yards open handicap against a very large entry. He also won fourth prize (silver medal) in the 440 yards flathandicap and W. P. Edgington obtained second place in the 120 yards open hurdle handicap. SUCCESSFUL BEE-KEEPING.—Mr J. J. Neale, 5, Cwrt-y-Vil-road, Penarth, has already this season taken 81 1 lb. sections of honey from one hive in his garden at the above address. He has also taken about 121b. of liquid honey from the same hive, making a total to August 1 of 931b. The same stock (which was purchased from Mr Gay, the well-known expert) also sent off a strong swarm in June of this year, which is also in a flourishing condition. The very severe winter had no injurious effect upon these bees. A NEGRO BURGLAR SENT TO PENAL SERVITUDE.— At the Glamorganshire Assizes on Monday last, held at Swansea, before Mr Commissioner Bompas, Oliver Jenkins, 28, a coloured man, described as a ship's steward, was indicted on three counts tor alleged burglary, two at Cardiff and one at Pen- arth. Mr Martyn, who prosecuted, showed pris- oner to be an accomplished burglar, and by his witnesses described his modus operandi. Most of the stolen property consisted of wearing apparel, but a quantity of plate had been taken from the dwelling-house of Mr Samuel Blaiberg at Cardiff. Prisoner was found guilty on the first two charges and acknowledged his guilt in the third case. A previous conviction at Cardiff was proved, and he* was sent to penal servitude for five years, the Commissioner remarking that such punishment only would check the career of a determined burglar.
DINAS POWIS. GENERAL LEE AND THE COTTAGE NURSES Asso- CIATION.—Major-General Lee, J.P., The Mount, Dinas Powis, has generously determined to con- tribute L50 per annum towards the funds of the Barry, Cadoxton, and District Cottage Nurses Association. CONFIRMATION SERVICE.—To-day (Friday) the Lord Bishop of the Diocese will hold a confirma. tion service at St. Andrew's Parish Church, near Dinas Powis, when a large number of candidates from the churches of the district will submit to the sacred rite. CHOIR AND TEACHERS' TREAT.—The members of St. Andrews' Church Choir and the teachers of both the Sunday and day schools enjoyed a treat of no common kind on Thursday, the 30th ultimo, when General Lee, of the Mount, with his cus- tomary munificence, arranged a trip for all who could join in it to Symond's Yat, this side of Ross. Accordingly, no less than 40 men, women, and boys left Dinas Powis station by the 9.11 a.m. train, including General Lee and Mr John Great- rex (churchwardens), and Canon Edwards (the rector.) Included in the number there were also two of the Rector's daughters, with Miss Alex- ander, of Bryneithen, Miss Jayne, of Morning-side, and her brothers (Messrs J. and E. Jayne), &c. The weather was somewhat doubtful, and a heavy shower fell at Chepstow, but bright sun- shine followed, and the journey was a very pleasant one. Soon after the arrival of the party at Symonds' Yat, luncheon was duly provided by the landlord of Prospect House, and was thor- oughly enjoyed, notwithstanding a steady down- pour of rain, which was not encouraging. As soon as luncheon was over, the sky cleared, and some of the holiday-makers proceeded to boats hired by the General, while others wended their way to the hill top, there to enjoy as fair a pro- spect as one can possibly desire. At this time comparisons were made not wholly in favour of St;, Andrew's, and one enthusiast, who had never before travelled beyond the neighbourhood of Newport, exclaimed If I live another year my good woman shall share this pleasure." All again met at Prospect House to partake of a sumptuous tea, followed by games on the lawn, and boating on the river, after which all returned home via Pontypool-road, and reached Cardiff a little after ten o'clock, whence some returned to Dinas Powis in a brake thoughtfully ordered by General Lee, while the rest waited for the 10.50 train. Everything passed off without one draw- back, and the outing wes pronounced a complete success. As night drew on the preference for Symond's Yat was greatly modified, and many said that after all "There is no place like home." • And well may this sentiment prevail among those who reside at St. Andrew's, and enjoy the genial society of its peaceful inhabitants.
WENVOE. THE RECENT BLASTING ACCIDENT. -The two men who were burned by an explosion of powder while blasting a rock at the Alps Quarry, Wenvoe, and who are now under treatment at the Cardiff Infirmary, are progressing favourably,
LLANCARFAN. GOOD SEASON FOR GAME.Local farmer« inform us that fancy game, such as partridge, grouse, pheasants, &c., have not been so prolific for many years in the neighbourhood of Llancarfan, St. Nicholas, Bonvilstone, &c., as during the present season.
ST. FAGAN'S. PRINTING OF EVERY DESCRIPTION, executed with neatness and despatch, a. the Barry Dock News Office, Cadoxton-Barry.
Mrs Giles—"Ye may talk of yer parsons visiting the poor, but my husbant there visits 'em more'n all their parsons put together—he's a bailiff
BANK HOLIDAY EISTEDDFOD AT CADOXTON-BARRY. SUCCESSFUL PROCEEDINGS AT THE MARKET HALL. FULL REPORT OF THE EISTEDDFOD AND CONCERT. ADJUDICATIONS OF THE CHORAL CONTESTS. A most successful eisteddfod and concert was held on Monday last (Bank Holiday) in the spacious Market Hall at Cadoxton-Barry, the proceeds (which must represent a substantial amount) being devoted towards the funds of Zion Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. The whole of the arrangements were carried out in a very satisfactory manner, the eisteddfod especially being the most successful ever held in the district. The president of the morning meeting was Mr Arthur J. Williams, M. P. for South Glamorgan and of the afternoon meeting, Sir Morgan Morgan, the Conservative candidate for the same division that of the concert being Captain R. Davies, dockmaster, Barry. The adjudicators were the Rev E. Gurnos Jones, Ll.D., Porthcawl (in the literary subjects), and Mr Tom Price, A.C., Merthyr (in music), the awards of both gentlemen giving complete satisfaction to all concerned. Gurnos was also a most able and amusing conductor and Mr Price was assisted during the afternoon in the adjudication of the solo competitions by Messrs Rhedynog Price and Cynon Davies, Cardiff. Mr J. D. Davies, Holton- road, was the excellent secretary of a painstaking committee; Mr Daniel Evans, Vere-street, was the treasurer and the Rev J. W. Matthews ren- dered valuable services during the day. The large hall (which was prettily decorated with bunting) was well filled at each meeting, the building being literally crowded in the afternoon, and notwithstanding the largeness of the atten- dance excellent order was preserved on the occasion. Mr Tom Davies, Cadoxton, we are pleased to add, also acquitted himself very credit- ably as accompanist both at the eisteddfod and concert. Amongst the local ladies and gentlemen present during the day we noticed the Rev E. Morris, rector of Cadoxton Rev G. Ll. Williams and Mrs Williams, Barry Docks; Rev J. W. Matthews, Cadoxton Rev T. Evans, Cadoxton Dr W. Ll. Edwards (who presided during a por- tion of the morning meeting); Mr Jenkin Jones and the Misses Jones, Weston Farm Mr T. Jen- kins, New House, Cadoxton (one of the oldest inhabitants of the district) Mr W. Miller and Miss Miller, Vere-street; Mr W. R. Hopkins and Mrs Hopkins, Barry; Miss Edwards, Holton- road Mr E. Jenkins and Mrs Jenkins, Mill Farm Mr H. Chappell, Wenvoe Arms Hotel; the Misses Williams and Miss Davies, Tynewydd Mrs Captain Davies, Barry; Mr C. Howe and Mrs Howe, Cadoxton Miss R. E. Davies, Barry- road Miss Lewis, Barry; Miss E. V. Llewellyn and Miss Pegg, Cadoxton Miss Llewellyn, Car- marthen Mr E. Lloyd, Cadoxton Mr D. W. Thomas, Vere-street; &c., &c. Street decorations were conspicuous in prominent intervals from the station to the market hall, and the large number of visitors who arrived by train gave .the town quite an en fete appearance. Shortly before eleven o'clock the hon. president of the morning meeting (Mr A. J. Williams, M.P.), was met at the railway station by the Cadoxton Brass Band and a num- ber of townspeople and others, by whom he was escorted to the hall, Mr Williams being warmly cheered on taking his seat on the platform.
THE MORNING MEETING. The morning proceedings opened with an address by the president, who, in opening his re- marks, congratulated the committee of the eisteddfod upon the favourableness of the weather. Somehow or other, he said, he was very fortunate in the weather. Some time ago he presided at an eisteddfod at Bridgend, when the morning broke with heavy rain, but as the day wore on the clouds dispersed, the sun came out, and they had a beautiful day. He hoped they would have an equally fine day on that occasion. The sun had come out after the rain of the previous night, and that was a source of pleasure to him for more than one reason. In Coychurch that day was being held the first annual show in connection with the Cottagers' Mutual Improvement Society, and he had been invited to be present to open that show, but he felt he was duty-bound to come to Cadox- ton to fulfil his engagement at that eisteddfod. (Cheers.) He had, however, left behind his wife, who had consented to open the show in his stead. (Hear, hear.) He was so often called upon to preside at eisteddfodau, and to perform the formal ceremony of delivering opening addresses on such occasions, that he scarcely knew what was left for him to say. One lesson, however, he had learnt by his attendance at eisteddfodau-tbat it was not prudent to deliver lengthy addresses, the chief duty of a president being to introduce the conduc- tor to the audience. At the same time he fre- quently felt disposed to say more than he ought, for eisteddfodau were the most important and edi- fying kind of meetings held in the country, and lie hoped and believed the institution would grow up to be still more useful in the future even than it was at present. (Cheers.) He was tnrning over, the previous eveni ig and that morning, the second volume of the Cambrian Journal, published under the auspices of the Cambrian Institute in 1854. In this volume was given a very interesting account of an eisteddfod held at Abergavenny in the previoas year, and it was very interesting to read some of the speeches delivered thereat. Since that time considerable progress had been made by the eisteddfod, and native talent had asserted itself to a marked degree, so much so that he would read an extract of an address delivered by one of the most distinguished Welshmen of his day, the Rev David James, M.A., F.S.A., warden of the Welsh Institution at Llandovery. The hon. gentleman then read the extract referred to, and pointed out that on this occasion a Welsh lad, then only eight years old, took the first prize for a olo on the triple harp. This lad was now the celebrated Queen's harpist, Mr John Thomas Pencerdd Gwalia." (Applause.) He (Mr Williams) thought the Welsh people overlooked too much the importance of the triple harp as a national instrument of music. It was an instrument they all ought to be proud of, for the sweetness of its melody had for centuries filled the halls and palaces of Europe. (Cheers.) The speaker then alluded to the talented Thomas Stephens, of Merthyr, who won a seventy guinea, prize for a most interesting and learned Welsh essay. Turning from the past to the immediate present, Mr Williams referred to Gwilym Gwent and the composer of that beautiful anthem Y blodeuyn olaf" (Mr Ambrose Lloyd) and con- cluded by expressing the hope that Mr Edward Davies, of Llandinam, the managing director of the Barry Railways Company, would identify himself still more largely with the Barry and Cadoxton district than he had done in the past, for he was a gentleman who had a brilliant future before him, and one of whom the district and his native country could well be proud. (Cheers.) Speaking at a later stage of the proceedings, ',Mr Williams said he was sorry he was obliged to leave, but he had promised to be present at the Coychurch Cottagers' Show. He should have been glad to remain to hear the chief choral com- petitions, for he took a great interest in musical contests of this kind. In his absence, however, he would ask Dr W. Ll. Edwards (Holton) to take his place as chairman. (Cheers.) A hearty vote of thanks was, on the motion of the conductor, accorded Mr Arthur Williams on his leaving the building, and in acknowledging the compliment Mr Williams expressed the hope that the eisteddfod and concert would be very successful The following is the programme of competitions and results :— For the beet rendering of GLanrhondda," three competed, Mr John Michael, conductor of the Cadoxton United Choir, being declared by the adjudicator to be far the best, and he was in- vested with the prize amid much applause, a fact which testified to the respect felt for Mr Michael amongst his musical friends in the town. For the best essay on Malice and Envy," three competed, the best being by Mr David Lloyd, Tredegar. There was no competition for the duet "Doli." Best love letter, fifteen competed, prize divided between Mr Benjamin Williams, Aberdare, and Taliesin Pugh," whose identity did not tran- spire. Best rendering of the song Y rhosyn unig (The lonely rose;, T. Price; four competed, best, Miss Margaret Annie Morris, Tonyrefail, a pupil of Madame Clara Novello Davies, Cardiff. For the best rendering of Storm the fort of sin" (W. T. Samuel) one choir only competed, viz., Dinas Powis Choir, numbering 40 voices, leader Mr John Howells, the rendering of the piece by whom was described as well worthy of the prize. Sixty lines on the subject of "The Garden of Gethsemane (Gardd Gethsemane), thirteen com- peted the prize (to which was added ten shillings, given by Mr A. J. Williams, M.P.) be- ing divived between Mr W. E. Cule, 64, Glamor- gan-street, Cardiff; Mr J. Treharne (Tyberog), Aberdare and Dewi Heulwen," Ynyshir. CHORAL COMPETITION. For the best rendering of "Y blodeuyn olaf (the last flower), Ambrose Lloyd, prize:C8; three choirs competed, namely, Efail Isaf Choir (60), leader, Mr John Lewis Mid-Rhondda Glee Society (55), Mr John Williams and the Cadox- ton-Barry United Choir (50), Mr John Michael. The three choirs having rendered the piece, the adjudicator (Mr Price), before announcing the result, made a number of remarks relative to the competition. Referring to the first choir he said the tenores lacked clearness, but the other voices were better balanced and in better time, with harmony equally satisfactory. The tenores should endeavour to emulate the purity of the altos and the fullness of the bass. If they had done this on the present occasion the balance of harmony would have been more perfect. The choir started well, but the singers should have exer- cised greater care in the rallentandos, which really were a conspicuous feature of the piece. The altos were too strong, and there was a com- plete lack of pathos in some of the parts. There was also a lack of artistic finish.—The altos of the second choir were not so good as the first, but the tenores were netter. The various movements in the verses should be given in better spirit, and time should have been more strictly observed. The rallentandos of this choir were given in much the same style as the first choir, but the cadences were given too suddenly. To- wards the close of the piece the choir sang very prettily, and the finish was good.—The voices of the third chcir were not so ripe, and commenced in too quick time, and saig too much as if in unison. The different voices, however, sang very correctly, as correctly and well as the other choirs, but there was a lack of feeling, tone, and pathos, and at the close especially the tenores were much to blame, for they sang too strongly compared with the other voices, especially in the subdued passages, and gave forte strains when they should have sung piano. The natural voices of this choir was very good, and he hoped in future they would be careful to sing more in harmony as a choir, and more in the spirit of the piece they were render- ing. The competition, he thought, consequently lay between the two first choirs, and after taking all circumstances into consideration he felt he could not do better than divide the prize between the first and second choirs, the respective leaders being, therefore, duly invested. This concluded the morning meeting. THE AFTERNOON PROCEEDINGS. The afternoon meeting commenced about three o'clock, the chair being occupied by Sir Morgan Morgan, Cardiff, who was accompanied on the platform by Lady Morgan, the Rev J. W. Mat- thews, Dr W. LI. Edwards, and others. Bardic addresses were delivered by the Rev T. Evans, C.M., Cadoxton, and Mr Richard John, Cefn Cribwr, near Bridgend, the address of the former gentleman being as follows :— Bri odiaeth ein bro ydyw—'r Eisteddfod, Gwestwyddfan beirdd clodwiw; Thregattwg ei thrig ydyw, A man y bydd mwy yn byw. Gwyl y w hon heb geln-o galon Mi goeliaf eleni; Gwyryfon teleidion lu Yn dotio pawb o'u deutu. Gurnos o dan ei gyrnau-LI.D., Dible ei hael ddoniau Fesura heb fwys-eiriau Ffrwyth awen bur meib ffraeth ein pau. The motto of the meeting—is order, With ardour of feeling: Sweetest sound around us rime, Peace without cross word pawing. ADDRESS BY SIR MORGAN MORGAN. On rising to address the assembly (which now nearly filled the large hall) Sir Morgan Morgan was received with hearty applause. He said he would commence his remarks in English and finish in Welsh. (Applause.) He should like to con. gratulate very heartily the committee who had taken the trouble to get up the eisteddfod. They had made it a great success, and they richly. deserved the reward which had attended their efforts. (Hear, hear.) They had taken a great deal of trouble to organise a good eistedd- fod, and they had been amply rewarded. (Cheers.) It was also gratifying to the people of Cadoxton and Barry to find that as the town was increasing in size their love for the eisteddfod as a national institution increased in proportion. (Hear, hear.) They were all aware that the eisteddfod was the oldest institution of the kind in the island in which they lived, and although every possible effort had been made in times gone by to do away with it these efforts happily had not been successful, a fact upon which every Welshman ought justly to feel proud, for the eisteddfod was never so successful as it was in the present day. It had had to contend against hostile criticisms, and was at one time strongly opposed by English newspapers, the publishers of which sent down to Wales people who did not understand the Welsh language, and who really knew nothing of the object of the institution. As a consequence they ridiculed the eisteddfod, and that most unfairly and unjustly. Now, however, this state of things had all changed, and Welsh- men could hold their favourite institution even in London, where it had met with a great deal of success, and English newspapers had come to see that there was much good to be derived there- from. (Cheers.) Now, therefore, the eisteddfod was recognised, and admitted to be a good insti- tution by their English friends. (Renewed cheers.) He would like to ask his audience, Sir Morgan proceeded, in what part of the globe would they find so many people on a bank holiday taking pleasure in such rational and beneficial en- joyment as at a Welsh eisteddfod. Such a state of things could not be found in any other part of Great Britain nor on the continent. Indeed, in the midland counties the people spent their holidays in a very different manner. But in Wales the people found pleasure in music and everything that pertained to their intellec- tual improvement, so that the Welshpeople could say to their neighbours—" Look at us and try to follow our example, and it will be to your advan- tage." (Cheers.) He naturally felt an amount of pride in the fact that so many people took such a great interest in their national institution, but he thought that they, as Welshpeople, could im- prove a little in different ways in connection with the eisteddfod. He should be glad if they were a little more punctual. Sir Morgan went on to say that an adjudicator, when he accepted duties as such, undertook a certain amount of responsibility, and he evidently tried his utmost to do justice to the various competitors. The same argument which applied to judges on the Bench applied to adjudicators at eisteddfod au-their primary object being to do justice. There were two parties to every litigation, so that it was impossible to please all ) round. He would, therefore, ask those who attended eisteddfodau to accept the adjudica. tions obediently, and try to benefit by the remarks given therein. (Hear, hear.) He (Sir Morgan) was not making these remarks in an unfriendly spirit, but in the spirit which should animate all who took an interest in the success of those gatherings. (Applause.) He had frequently heard people find fault with adjudicators. He re- gretted this, and hoped nothing would be said that day against the judges of their competitions, especially when they did their best to do justice. He wished that eisteddfod every success, and ex- pressed a hope that the best choirs would win. (Cheers.) Sir Morgan then spoke in Welsh, and said there were two or three gentlemen present who could speak the English language better than he could. Dr Gurnos Jones, especially, was a gentleman whom he was always glad to see brightening the eisteddfod with his presence and talent, ana he was sure everyone present was equally glad to see him amongst them that day. (Cheers.) The respected president then resumed his seat after again thanking the audience for the kind and flattering reception they had accorded him, and the attention given to his speech. THE PROGRAMME. The programme was then proceeded with as follows:- For the best rendering of the piano of March of the Men of Harlech," there was no competition. Impromptu speech, subject, The Sun and Electricity four competed, best Mr John Lewis, Cadoxton-Barry. Song Flee as a Bird" (Mrs Lindsay), five competed, the first prize being awarded to Miss Bo wen, Penygraig and the second to Mrs Petty, Barry Dock. Adjudication by the conductor on Y Duchangerdd (satirical poem); six compositions were sent in, the prize being divided between Morlais Fab," Llangennech, and the Rev. W. Tibbott, Welsh Congregational Minister, Cadoxton-Barry, the latter being represented by Mr Jenkin Lloyd, Cadoxton-Barry. CHIEF CHORAL COMPETITION. Considerable interest was evinced in the chief choral competition of the day, a prize of L20 being offered for the best rendering of We never will bow down from Handel's Judas Maccaboeus"), each choir not to be less than 70 voices. Five choirs competed, namely, Efail Isaf (80), leader Mr John Lewis Roath Harmonic Society (75), Mr David Davies Cardiff Cymrodorion Choir (80), Mr John Williams (Llew Ebbw) and the Barry Choral Union (100), Mr D. Farr. The choirs rendered the piece with much spirit, and with an evident desire to win, such being the degree of success which attended the efforts of each that it was very difficult to give anything like a predic- tion of the result, and loud applause greeted every choir at the close, but it was distinctly manifest that the Barry Choral Union were the. favourites with the audience. THE ADJUDICATION. Mr Price rose to give his adjudication of the chief choral contest amid breathless silence on the part of the assembly, there being an eager desire to learn which choir was the winner. In course of his remarks Mr Price said there were three faults which could be applied to all the choirs, and he would, therefore, refer to them first of all. Firstly, they all started with an incorrect pitch. He was surprised that the con- ducters had not considered the desirability of securing good harmony before com- mencing to learn the piece, for unless the pitch was right it was useless to attempt to learn. Secondly, the choirs cut the words too short in the brief passages, and in this way the beauty and majesty of the sentences were lost. He hoped in future the conductors would do their utmost to remedy these defects. Thirdly, the articulation and emphasis of some of the pas- sages were incorrectly given and the same applied to the accentuation of many of the more important words.—The first choir possessed ex- cellent voices, especially the altos, who sang beautifully, and resembled very much a fine golden vein of sweet music running grandly through the whole piece. The balance of voices was also good, but on no less than nine occasions the notes were given incorrectly (seiniau a2i..e7ywy)-.) The choir commenced well, and it was evident that they recognised the majesty which pervaded the work. There was a lack of spirit, however, in rendering line iasu movements, DUti witn tne exceptions to which he had drawn attention, coupled with the fact that the choir started half a tone too high, the rendering was a good one throughout.—The second choir was also a good one, and the voices therein were equally credit- able, but the altos were not in such good form as the first. At the same time it was evident that the members did their utmost to render the piece well, and this possibly accounted for the fact that they exhausted their strength in giving the first movement. This choir also sang half-a-tone too high throughout.—The third choir evidently had the best tenors of the lot, and although the altos were weak, still they sang very beautifully, the rendering of the piece throughout being a. very correct one, and reflected much credit upon the conductor. The first movement was capitally given, and the altos gave the G minor in splen- did form, the harmony of the voices and the correctness of the rendering being conspicuous to the end. The only defect to which he had to point out was a little want of power on the part of the voices, but it was clear to his mind that the grandeur and majesty of the piece had been fully recognised by the conductor, and the choir finished in correct time and good style,- The trebles and bass of the fourth choir were also good and the harmony of the voices and time were equally satisfactory, but in rendering the music on the second page of the copy the time of the different voices varied, ard there was a gradual fall to D flat. He thought it was a great pity to allow a choir to sing when it was out of tune with the accompaniment, and he would strongly advise that, in future under such circumstances, the accompaniment should be stopped as soon as it was found that the choir was out of tune.—The voices in the last choir were excellent, with the exception of the altos, which were weak, so weak, in fact, that they could not be beard in some of the passages. He was very sorry that with such excellent voices as this choir possessed they should have got out of tune. The sopranos also had a false start in the first move- ment. But notwithstanding these defects the choir sang excellently. -Speaking of the choirs generally, Mr Price said he was of opinion that the competition lay between the third and the last of the choirs, although the five had done their best in the competition. But, considering the fact that the altos of the last choir were weak, there was consequently a lack of balance and power, and he would, therefore, declare the third choir (that of Ynyshir and Wattstown) to be the best, the Barry Choral Union coming second. (Loud applause.) The conductor of the winning choir then as- cended the platform, and he was duly invested with the prize by Lady Morgan amid reiterated cheering. For the best recdering of Y tair mordaith (The three voyages), three competed, the prize being divided between Mr T. Jenkins (Llew Hafod), Pontypridd, and Mr D. Chubb, Treforest Board School. Congregational tune (quartette), Aberyst- wyth," prize 10s; two parties competed, the best being Mr John Michael and friends, Cadoxton- Barry. For the best recitation of Yr enaid (The Soul), seven competed, best Mr D. M. Johns, Cefn Cribwr (at present clerk with Mr J. A. Hughes, solicitor, Cadoxton-Barry). Essay on "The characteristics of the Welsh nation," three competed, best, the Rev T. Richards, Baptist minister, Pontlottyn. Best rendering of the tenore solo" 0 na byddai'n haf o hyd," three competed, the prize- taker being Mr E. J. Jones, Trealaw, Rhondda Valley. For the best rendering, by a male voice party, of Hiraeth ("Longing") prize JB2 2s, three competed, viz., Barry, Dinas Powis, and Cadox- ton. Each party rendered the piece very prettily, but the adjudicater said the Barry and Cadoxton parties excelled the other, and their merits being as nearly as possible on a par he would declare them equal. The prize was, therefore, divided between the Barry and Cadoxton choirs, the respective leaders (Mr D. Farr and MrJ. Michael) being accordingly invested. Mr J. Howell was the leader of the unsuccessful choir. This concluded the eisteddfod.
THE CONCERT. In the evening a grand professional concert was held in the Market Hall, and notwithstanding the lateness of the hour at which the eisteddfod ter- minated the concert proved largely successful, the audience beinp a numerous and appreciative one, and the quality of the music was on the whole of a superior character. Miss Adela J3ona, R.A.M., was the principal artist announced^ but somehow or other she did not take as well as her reputa- tion deserved. This was possibly accountable from the fact that Miss Bona was not in good form on Monday evening, and suffered consider- ably from nervousness. Miss Isabel Harris, of Penarth, was a decided favourite, and her pretty songs took remarkably well. There was no doubt, however, as to who was the star of the evening, for the sudden appearance of Mr John Walters, R.A.M. (a gentleman who has taken the bronze, silver, and gold medals of the academy), com- pletely brought down the house with his magni- ficent rendering of the good old character song Off to Philadelphia." The compass and Quality of the splendid bass voice he possesses is as rich as it seems to be boundless, and it was to us quite a marvel that such a volume of sound could nave emanated from such a comparatively limited physical compass. Mr Walters undoubtedly made a mark on Monday evening which will create a great demand for his services in the Barry and Cadoxton district. MrW. Thomas (Eos Wenallt), Aberdare, has a fine tenore voice, which he made use of to the best advantage on this occasion, his encores being well deserved. It was regrettable that the popular Rhondda bass, Mr John Broad, of Treorky, was not in good health on Monday evening, but notwithstanding this his songs were well and carefully given, and equally as well re- ceived. He was not, however, able to fulfil his intention of giving Handel's thrilling solo, Revenge, Timotheus cries." We were sorry for this, for it meant that the audience lost a good treat. Mr John Michael was also in good form, although his voice had been much tried during the day in different competitions at the eis fod. Mr Michael's songs were well received, and he was warmly applauded at each appearance. It is needless to say that the Cadoxton Male Voice Party acquitted themselves well, for they have already gained a reputation in the district which they will not soon be deprived of. They sang Wyr Philistia (D. Jenkins) capitally, and were heartily cheered at the close. We advise this party to persevere-there is a good future before them. A decidedly indifferent rendering of Smith's quartette Good evening," concluded what was otherwise a tolerably good concert. The following was the programme — PART 1. Sony, Mona" Adam* Mr W. Thomas (Eos Wenallt). Song, Chwifio'r Cadach Gwyn Eo. Brad wen Miss Isabel Harris. Song, Off to Philadelphia" Haynes (loudly encored), Mr John Walters, R.A.M. Duett, 0 Gartref yr Eryr y Daethom ein Dau Dr Parrij (encored), Mr J. Michael and Miss 1. Harris. Song, "Sunshine and Rain" Blumenthal (encored), Miss Adela Bona, R.A.M. Song, Cymru Fydd Dr. Parry Mr J. Michael. Duett, 11 Excelsior Balfe Mr. John Broad a Eos Wenallt. Song,, Llam y Cariadau R. S. Hit,.qh" Eos Wenallt. Chorus, Wyr Philistia" D. Jenkins Cadoxton Male Voice Party, conductor, Mr J. Michael. PART 2. Song Wonian's Way Roekel Miss Adela Bona, R.A.M. Song, Yr ysgol yn y wlad Mr J. BroaA. Song, Ah, well-a-day" Goodeoe Miss 1. Harris. Duett, The Sailors sigh Balfe Miss Adela Bona and Eos Wenallt. Song, Baner ein Gwlad Dr. Parry Mr J. Miehael. Song, Merch y Cadben R. S. Hwjhes (encored), Eos Wenallt. Song, Hiraeth D. Jenkins Miss Adela Bona, R.A.M. Quartett, Good Evening Smith Miss 1. Harris, Miss Adela Bona, Mr J. Broad, and Eeø Wenallt. Finale, God save the Queen." We understand that a fairly substantial sum has been secured by the committee as surplus pro- ceeds of the eisteddfod and concert.
COWBRIDGE. WESLEYANISM.—The final draft for localstations has just been published by the Wesleyan Confer- ence, in which it is announced that the Rev Wil- liam H. Lockhart, of Cowbridge. shall change on two Sundays in every quarter with the ministers of the Bridgend Circuit. THE WEEKLY MARKET.—The weekly market on Tuesday was a small one, and the supply of fat cattle limited, realising from 6d to 7d per lb. Cows and calves were scarce, and sold at from £ 16 to £ 18. A few store cattle on offer sold at from JE6 to JB12. There was a good supply of sheep on offer. Fat sheep, from 7d to 8d per lb. Fat lambs sold at from 8d to 9d per lb. Pigs were h good supply, and sold slightly better than last week—from 12s to 42s, according to age and condition. HIGHWAY BOARD. -At the usual monthly meet- ing on Tuesday last (Mr Rees Thomas, vice-chair- man, presiding), the question of the Pantglas Bridge was again considered. A letter was read from the surveyor of the Pontypridd Highway Board, statingthat that board was willing to carry out the scheme on the following conditions :—(1) That the expense should be equally divided be- tween the two boards (2) that the bridge should be an iron girder one, allowing 20ft. clear road- way and 28ft. waterway; and (3) that the approa- ches should be made according to the plan, as nearly as possible five chains each side. It was now resolved, on the proposition of Mr J. Blandy Jenkins, seconded by Mr D. Spencer, that the conditions of the Pontypridd Board be adopted. A committee of three was then formed to see the necessary arrangements carried out jointly with a similar committee from the Pontypridd Board, and consists of the chairman (Mr R. T. Bassett), Mr J. Blandy Jenkins, and Mr Thomas John, Llanharry. PRIZE DAY AT THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL.—On Wednesday week last the Bishop of Llandaff dis- tributed the prizes to the scholars of the Cowbridge Grammar School at the Town-hall, in the presence of a large audience. The examiners were Classics, Professor Sargeaunt, M.A., University College, Oxford and mathematics, the Rev. F. H. Manley, Exeter College, Oxford, and their reports were highly satisfactory.—The Bishop, proceeding to distribute the prizes, said he could not understand how it was that, with their fine educational equipment, schools of that kind, which he would call intermediate schools, were not so well filled as they ought to be. He might venture to express to the hon. member present (Mr A. J. Williams, M.P.), the hope that they would not be overbuilding intermediate schools in Wales. (Applause.) A cry had gone up for some time past as if in Wales there were a desert in respect of intermediate education, whereas the fact was that in every county they had one or more ex- cellent intermediate schools with every qualifica- tion for teaching thoroughly and well and doing all-round work but there was scarcely one of those schools filled to overflowing; and his fear was if the schemes which he had seen put forward as to provision for counties were carried out to the letter, they would have a great many splendid buildings built at great cost to the ratepayers, but without the important material, the scholars. —Mr A. J. Williams, M.P., in the course of some remarks, expressed the confident hope that they would not, in providing for all classes, overbuild the intermediate schools.rhe proceedings ter- minated with a vote of thanks to the bishop, and three hearty cheers by the boys for the head mas- ter, the Rev \Y. F. Evans, M.A.
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neighbour, Mr J. Clarke Fairbairn, Vere-etreet, in this town, has just placed upon canvass a .splendid picture representing the Old Mill Farm (near the Wenvoe Arms Hotel), together with a portion of the building of the Old Wenvoe Arms, with Cadoxton Common as a beautiful back- ground of emerald hue completing a piece of rural scenery which is very beautiful, and which is rapidly becoming rare in our new district, for the X)ld buildings are gradually giving way to the more modern styles of architecture. The picture may be inspected, by any lady or gentleman wish- ing to see the same, on application to Mr Fair- bairn. The same gentleman, it will be remem- bered we announced in the Barry Dock Neivs some time ago, painted last year a magnificent view of Barry Dock and neighbourhood, and we feel sure, if the picture was only shown to the directors of the Barry Company, they would at once take steps to purchase the same, for it is one which does infinite credit to the dock and basin, the entrance, the roads, breakwater, and surrounding machinery and scenery. WHERE TO GET YOUR FUR' qlTc, F.E. -With D. W. THOMAS, Vere-street, Cadoxton, who is the Only Practical Cabinet-maker and Upholsterer in the Town. Repairs and Polishing done by Expert Workmen. EGLWYS GYMREIG CAI)OXTO-N.-Cynbelir Gwas- anaeth Cymreig yn Club Room y Royal Hotel, Cadoxton, nos Sul nesaf, am haner awr wedi chwech. Bydd y Gwasanaeth yn cael ei gynal bob nos Sul yn yr un lie hyd hysbysiad pellach. Seddau rhad, a chroesaw cynes i bawb. Cynhelir Yegol Sul am 2.30.