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Ton. On Tuesday evening, the 15th inst., at Jerusalem Chapel, Ton, a, lecture was given by Madam Sarah Grand on the subject, Mere Man. The chair was taken by Mr. Rhys T'. Jones, the Schools, Ton. Madam Grand traced the origin of the saying "Mere Man," criticising man's many moods. specially emphasising his natural modesty. She explained his atti- tude towards woman, and while eulogising 1 his greatness, showed how he was enslaved and in bondage to himself, his news- papers, &c. She elicited much applause from her audience, who listened with rapt attention from beginning to end. Madam Grand is undoubtedly a most accomplished lecturer, her delivery being very clear and simple in style. It was altogether an intellectual treat, as might be expected from the authoress of the Heavenly Twins." Mr. Wm. Jenkins, J.P., Ystrad- feohan, moved a hearty vote of thanks, and the Rev. Mr. Jones, Treorchy, secon- ded. This was carried with acclamation. On Thursday evening last Mr. Frank Weaver, the evangelist, gave a lecture at the English Congregational Chapel, Ton, on Richard Weaver, the Converted Collier." Mr. Weaver has been conduct- ing a fourteen days' mission at the above chapel, and he has made himself very popular. His meeting of Thursday even- ing was the last of the series. Mi'. Weaver^ who is the third son of Mr. Richard Weaver, kept) his audience interested from beginning to end. He related the manner by which Richard Weaver was converted. It was truly wonderful to think that such a character as Dick" Weaver was should have been turned to lead a better life. He was once a prize fighter and among some of the worst characters that could be found in his locality, but there dawned upon him a better day-he was converted, and did a great amount of good for his Master. He was well-known to all classes, gentle men of high birth as well as others claim- ing him as a friena. It was stirring to hear the lecturer state how a great horse, race had been stopped through the instru- mentality of Richard Weaver and another friend. There was a famous race to be held, and some good people were troubled very much about it. So it came to the mind and heart of Weaver and his friend to take steps to prevent it. They went into the corner of the field or course where the race was to be held in the early morning, and knelt on their knees in silent prayer. They kept on until the people were filing into the grand stand, etc., to watch the race. The horses and jockeys were there ready for a start, but still these two friends were on their knees in prayer, fully confident that the Lord would answer. Meanwhile, a change was noticeable in the atmosphere; in a short space of time clouds were quickly gather- ing, and there broke at once a fierce storm. The wind blew away all the marquees and ladies' hats into the course, and the rain pelted unmercifully on the assembled crowd. There was helter- skelter. The race was stopped. The lec- turer related many other incidents with telling force such as gave an insight into the admirable character of Richard Weaver. The meeting was honoured with the presence of Mr. Richard Cory, Car- diff, who had come to the meeting from Cardiff to preside, and who said he was a personal friend of both the late Richard Weaver and Mr. F. Weaver. Mr. D. Davies, Ton, sang a solo. The lecture was enjoyed by all, FOR Wedding Cards of the latest patterns, JL' printed in a neat and artistic minner go to Evans and Short, Printers, Howard Street. Treorchv. T. Jones, Tailor, Paris House, Tony- pandy. Grand Selection of patterns in Men's Suits and Ladies' Costumes. 2096







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