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Family Notices

.TO CORRESPONDENTS.

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ABERDARE PENNY READINGS.

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ABERDARE PENNY READINGS. After two weeks interruption the Penny Read- ings at the Temperance Hall were resumed with considerable vigour and Success. T..e attendance did not suffer so severely from the partial discon tinuance as the friends of the movement feared. The number present, though not so large as on some occasions, was nearly equal to the average. For once we may congratulate the committee on the good order maintained. Posv.bly the noisy spirits which have so fnquentlv disturbed and disgraced these Readings were the absent ones. The proceedings were on the whole very merit- orious. it is a matter of regret thit the exertions of the committee to ensure a respectable pro- gramme, are not rewarded by a larger attendance. The chair was taken on Thurs lay by Mr. H. G. Thorn <s, late lieutenant in the army, who is re- siding temporarily in Aberdare. The following was the order of the evening Chri-ttmas Eve," by the Siloa choir; reading, Melting moments," by Mr. S. Richards' song and chorus, Gwalia," choir recitation, "flood's Bridge of sighs," by Mr. Mills, of Mountain Ash: song, "Slave chase," by Mr. Calla vav, also of Mountain Ash, accompanied on the piano bv Mr. Lnvis Evans; reading, Me Laiue's child," by Mr. C->peland song and chorus, When this civil war is over choir; reading, selection from the "His'oryof James Ferguson, the istroiiomer "Song of songs," by Mr. Callaway recitation, Uamiet's soliloquy on death," by Mr. Mills; Song and chorus, "Farewell, Lily dear," choir reading, (Welsh) by Mr. D. Lewis We< p MO more, my lady;" reading, Mrs. Lofty and L," by Master Lee; Song and chorus, choir; reading, "The idiot boy," by Mrs. Simmonds; finale, "Cod save the Queell."

HIRWAIN SECESSION.

ABERDARE POLICE COURT.

.MOUNTAIN ASHV t; mk

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