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Pentre. The Rev. D. G. Morris delivered his farewell sermons at Zion English Bap- tist Lhapel on Sunday last. There were good congregations despite the intensely cold weather, and keen regret was felt at the thought that the rev. gentleman would be leaving the church so soon. Mr. Morris takes up his new duties at Nantyglo this week, and we heartily wish him every success in his new sphere. A movement is afoot to make the rev. gentleman a fitting presentation as a mark of the esteem in which he is held in the locality. This, we are informed, will take place in about two months' time. Mr. Evan Davies; of the" Rhondda Leader," has been appointed special correspondent for South Wales" for the Wawr," the new Welsh London news- paper. He will thus have ample scope of wielding those journalistic talents with which he has evidently been endowed. -+- +-+- We regret to record the death of C'has. Gore, 9, Robert Street, Pentre, who met his death in such a, tragic manngr on Tuesday morning last. The deceased was a native of Bath, and had only recently started to work in this locality. He had been home to Bath to spend the Christ- mas holidays, and recommenced working at the Ton Colliery on Monday evening, with the result already known. A tele- gram was at once sent to the deceased's wife, whom he had so recently left, apprising her of her husband's sad fate. With the widow there are also two chil- dren to mourn his death. Changes are the order of the universe. Opinions change, and men also change- indeed, localities do not suffer the in- evitable law. We already note in this column that the Rev. D. G. Morris is taking his abode elsewhere, and so is the -Is Rev. Mr. Davies, the respected pastor of the. Glanrhondda Unitarian Church. Mr. Davies has under his care the two churches at Blaenclydach and Tylors- town, and this week he removes from Pentre, where he has resided since his advent to the Rhondda, to Sherwood, Llwynypia, Mr. Davies is a fluent speaker, an excellent scholar, and a preacher of no mean merit. What is per- haps more, he has, in this world of chicanery and shiftiness, the courage of his opinions, and demonstrates them forcibly in his daily life. We wish him every success on the rugged and steep path of life. The Pentre "Lit. and Deb." spent a very pleasant evening on Monday night. It was a kind of free-and-easy" meet- ing. It, was a, small company, but a very enjoyable one withal which had fore- gathered to partake of the many delights which is inseparably associated with a "coffee supper." After the repast, the company set down to music, games and other artifices calculated to speed the flying wings of time. Needless to say, this was done to perfection, and the hour for dispersing only arrived too soon. The meeting, small as it, was, was brimful of surprises, many unlooked-for events transpiring in a very short time. There was a recitation by an embryo elocu- tionist, and a song by the president! But the most delightful were the impromptu verses" which were rolled off by the yard. Of story-telling there was no dearth, and the financial secretary, appa- rently influenced by the stimulating effects iof the coffee, performed a series of somersaults, to the delight and amuse- ment of all concerned. Not the least interesting tit-bit was the dumb band," led by Mr. W. Thomas, which, despite the absence- of any volume of sound, was yet very effective. The proceedings ter- minated by the singing of the Welsh and English National Anthems. Mr. F. Thackeray, who was voted to the chair, performed his arduous duties to the satisfaction of all concerned. J. MOUNTNEY (late J. Cordinsr), 42, Royal Arcade, CARDIFF, Bird and Animal Preserver, To the Most Hon. The Marquis of Bute and the Cardiff Museum. Skins and Furs Dressed Rugs lined and made up Glass shades for Clocks and Ornaments of all sizes.


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