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MAESTEG. Musical.-Miss Blodwen Thomas, of Picton Street, Nantyffyllon, and Mr. Llewellyn Morris, of Alma-road, have bten successful in obtaining first class certificates in the ele- mentary section of the London College of Music. Success.âThe many friends of Mrs Collier, of Llangynwyd, will be pleased to hear that she was successful in passing the recent ex- amination in midwifery at the University College, Cardiff. Mrs. Collier has also ob- tained certificates from the St. John's Am- bulance Association and the Medico Psycholo- gical Association of Great Britain. Bible Society.âOn Tuesday evening at Jerusalem C.M. Chapel, Nantyffyllon, a pub- lic meeting was held in connection with the British and Foreign Bible Society. The speakers announced were Dr. Cynddyllan Jones, and Rev T. Gwernogle Evans:, Skewen, but Dr. Cynddylan Jones failed to put in an appearance, and Mr. Evans addressed the audience alone. Mr. Jenkin Jones, M.E., C.C., presided. Town Hall Theatre.âOn Monday next Messrs. Poole's own Palace Company visit the Town-hall to open a three night's engage- ment. One of the star turns is Mack Olive, who appears in his original whistling scena performed by him over 1,000 times in the "Belle of New York." Another particularly interesting performance ivill be that if Leo Selwyn, the Handcuff King and Jail-breaker, while other clever artistes make up the pro- gramme. BIatchford."âOn Wednesday evening, at Zoar Vestry, the Rev. S. Williams presiding, Mr. J. Silvan Evans, B.A., headmaster of the Maesteg Pupil Teachers' Centre, read a very interesting paper on "Blatchford." There was a good audience of young men, and Mr. Evans gave a brief biography of "Blatchford," with chief events in his life and his most notable characteristics. At the close he was loudly applauded, and several speakers com- mented on the paper In eulogistic terms. Legs Crushed.-Patsy Day, of Llwydarth Cottages, Garth, was shifting loaded coal waggons under the screen of Elder's Naviga- tion Colliery, Garth, when one of the waggons became unmanageable. in trying to stop it Day slipped and fell under the waggons, which ran over his legs, crushing one above the knee and the other below. Drs. Som- meras, Kirkby, and Gabe attended, and found it necessary to amputate both legs. He lies in a critical condition. Competitive Meeting.âThe Rev. W. R. Watkins, B.A., presided over a very success- ful competitive meeting in connection with the Young People's Improvement Society at Tabernacle Chapel on Tuesday evening. The adjudicators were: Music, Mr. Joseph Morris, St. Michael's-road; recitations, Mr. E. D. Joshua, Ivor-street. Awards: Child- ren's solo, Miss Ethel Thomas, Ivor-street; recitation, under 12 years of age, Maggie Llewellyn; recitation, under 16, Ethel Thomas; open recitation, Mr. D. Williams, St. Michael's-road; reading music at first sight, divided between Messrs. Rees Jones, Tai-waun, and D. Williams, St. Michael's- road; quartette, Mr. D. Williams and friends; champion solo, Mr. Rees Jones.

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