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NEATH AND DISTRICT NOTES BY WATCHMAN. CHURCH PARADE. l I am assured that the Tonna Church I Parade last Sunday was an unqualified success. The volunteers mustered in force, and bore the discipline of a long and hot march with wonderful staying power. Their cheery patriotism has, so I am told, been strengthened. And apart from the consider- ation of the importance of increased patriotism, it is, as a good old friend of mine says, an excellent thing to go to Church now and again. I have a notion that it is better to go to Church regularly, but that is an old- fashioned notion, and the newer ideas prevail. But an occasional Church Parade causes some to attend Church who. but for the military display, would never be seen there. If the wearing of a red coat, or the beating of a drum by a Neath Volunteer or by a Salvation Army man, causes a diversion of attention to higher things only for a brief hour, then wear your red coat, and blow your trumpet, and beat your drum, and more power to your elbow. THE PRESENTATION. But the presentation to Colour-Sergeant Clarke of a medal (long-service) in the Church grounds after the sermon was an unnecessary piece of embroidery. It brought the Mayor of Neath away from the enjoyment I of that repose as much needed by him as it is deserved; and he and the Mayoress had to perform what must have been to them a fatiguing function. If the volunteers (officers and men) had been permit-ted to march home, there to quietly meditate upon the lessons inculcated by the Rev. David Rees in his excellent sermon, it would have been much better for all. The ceremony, with its inevit- able compliments (how empty these are), rapidly consumed the good effects of the preacher's utterances. VICTORIA GARDENS. These delightful gardens are putting on their summer attire, and the ratepayers and visitors to the town frequent them in large numbers. On Thur&day night of last week there was the great attraction of the Borough Band. This fine body of instrumentalists (composed largely, I am told, ot working men) has been practising steadily throughout the winter, and their delightful programme, on their first ap- pearance in the gardens this summer, gave abundant proof of their devotion and assidu- ous attention to their studies. No less did it speak for the ability and zeal of the band- master (Mr. T. J. Dennis). On Thursday there were hundreds of people in the Victoria Gardens, and for hours they listened to the performance of music alike admirable in quality and liberal in quantity. NO LOCAL JUDGES." Some comment-favourable, I regret to add -is being made in reference to the decision and pybiic announcement of the committee of the Neath Horse Show and parade, that it would not have local judges. I have been a judge—in a small way—myself, and I am jealous on account of that excellent body of men in Neath and district, who, individually, have performed the duties of judges. At the same time I must admit that we are not the best appraisers of our own services, however well we may, or think we may judge, the performances of others. PERNICIOUS EXAMPLE. Those others have settled it so far as further services in or about our own loved town is concerned, so we are open to accept engagements at a distance. I sneak with absolute certainty in regard to some of the Neath and District judges whose occupa- tion is gone. I am led to make these observations as I think it highly probable that the pernicious example of the Neath Horse Show and Parade in ignoring us will be followed by others. I shall not say more as the subjact is too painful. I am in the Eisteddfod and Wild Rabbit line. I excel in this.

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