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MAY FESTIVAL AT CARDIFF.I

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MAY FESTIVAL AT CARDIFF. [BY OUR LADY CORRESPONDENT.] Any attempt at reviving old pastoral customs in this hard matter-of-fact age is always welcome, and the representation of crowning the May Queen, which was held at the Park Hall, Cardiff, on Monday evening, was very well attended by an appreciative audience. The large orchestra was fiilpd with children, the greater number of whom were girls dressed in white, with blue sashes. Gwyneth Vaughan took the chair, and spoke of the demonstration by the Band of Hope that evening, and the importance of training children early in the great temparance cause. There was a very interesting presentation of flowers to Mrs Canon Thompson (vice- president). She was the recipient of several handsome bouquets from 19 repre- sentatives of different branches of the Band of Hope movement in Cardiff. Choruses were sung by the choir, whose fresh young voices sounded well in the largo hall. There was a very pretty scarf drill, accompanied by music, in which twelve children took part, six with green and six with yellow scarves. The lender was Miss Scott, and the accompanist Miss Napper. The action song, Welsh Girls," was also well done, the children wearing the familiar Welsh costume and steeple hat. This was per- formed by a party from Riverside Wesleyan Hand of Hope, conducted by Mr W. J. Old, and accompanied by Mr T. Diamond. The most interest ing feature of the evening was, of course, the choosing and crowning of the May Queen." The ceremony was a long one, and commenced with the entrance of the Crier. This was followed by a chorus, which heralded the entrance of the May Queen, Miss Bessie; Thomas, who was preceded by eight little children dressed in the correct costume of the beefeater." The Queen" wore a pretty white dress with long crimson velvet train, and was attended by her maids of honour, pages, flower girls, etc. John Bull made a speech, and presented her with her garland,crown and soeptre, after which she took hor place ou a raised dais, accompanied by John Bull and Britannia. Several representatives of different nationalities marched past, the squad from the 5th Cardiff Coin- panyof the Boys' Brigade beingparticularly smart. The following ladies and gentlemen formed the Festival Committee, and must be congratulated on the excellent manner in which the arrangements were carried out Mr W. Margrett, chairman; Bliss Blake, Miss F. Green, Miss M. M. Jones, Miss Grace Laird, Miss Leslie, Miss Puwell, Miss Sykes, Messrs E. J. Colley, J. Diamond, A. Gilsham, J. Hardvvick, L. A. Llewellyn, C. W. Marshall, G. Shepherd, J. L. Thomas, A. A. Bryan, and S. Hayes, hon. secretary L. Page, organising festival secretary. Mr L. Page conducted the choruses Miss May Rickers accompanied on the piano, and Mr Gerard Hallett. presided at the grand organ. The performance will be repeated to-night with slight alterations, and Mrs Vinamu Jones will take the chair.

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MR JOHN DILLON AT MERTHYR,

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