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ggral jfntelligeiuc. FATAL ACCIDENT.—On Tuesday lust two colliers named David Hughes and Richard Lewis, were killed by an explosion of fire-damp, in the Cwmneol Colliery. Both men leave a widow and a family to lament their lass. They were buried in the Aber- dare Cemetery, on Thursday, and the funerals were largely Rnd respectably attended. THE REV. JOHN GRIFFITH, M.A., Reetor of Merthyr Tydfil, as will be seen from an advertise- ment in our paper of to-day, will preach a speial sermon at St. Fagan's Church, on Sunday next. Many of our reallers will, no doubt, be glad of an opportunity of listening to this eloquent and learned divine. 1 DR. PRICE IN THE NORTH.—ANOTHER PRE- 8ENTATION. The members of the Cadwgan Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, M.U., Rhosllanerchrugog, being anxi<>u3 to show their respect. to the Rev. Dr. Price of Aberdare, on his accession to the highest 'office of the Order—Grandmaster of Independent Order of Odd Fellows, M.U.—decided upon inviting him < to deliver a lecture and to present his daughter Miss Emily Price, with a handson^ testimonial 1 in honour of her father. The testimonial con- 1 sisted of a splendid dressing case, value jEtO, which is in richly polished wood and silver ] mounted, bearing the following inscription: — Pr< sentt d to Miss Emily Price, of Rose Cottage, Aberdare, by the Cadwgan Lodge I.O.O.M.U., Rhosllanerchrugog, as a token of respect to her esteemed lather, the Rev. T. Price, M.A., Ph.D., as (i.U of the Older, Feb. 8th, I8G6. For the Eurpose of performing the presentation, and also earing a lecture from Dr. Price on Odd-Fel- 'I lowship," a public meeting was held in the In- dependent chapel of the place. which was kindly lent for the occasion. Mr Morris,of Ruahon, presided, and in »p-ning the meeting, said that no chairman could have an easier duty to perform than he had that evening. He had very gre>t pleasure in introducing to the meeting an able leeturer and a well'tried friend of Gdd-fellowship. The subject was important and interesting to all. He had had the pleasure of listening to Dr. Price some years ago, and he was glad to say h" had heard him with profit. The meeting that evening had a diversity 01 objects in view. Their attention was to be called to a society by which they could assist each other, a presentation was to be made, and the proceeds of that meeting were to be devoted for the benefit of the British School at the Rho*—Dr. Price then delivered a powerful and instructive lecture on Odd-Fellow- ship, in the course of which he observed, that in the parish of Aberdare, which according to the last census, has a population of 32 000, there were twenty-seven independent societies, not connect- ed with any order, having 2,770 members, there were twenty-three female societies,with 2,660 members; two lodges of Druids with 204 members; six of Foresters, having 700 members nineteen of Alrredites, with- 960 members; the Ivorite (which Order originated in Wrexham) had thirty- two lodges with 2,400 members and there were forty-two lodges of Odd-Fellows with 3,080 members, unitedly contributing upwards of JE9,600 per annum. Similar societies existing throughout the principality must be a rnafter of no small congratulation to the ratepayers.—In the absence of Miss Morris, of Ruabon, (who had been deputed to make the presentation,) the Rev. W. Roberts, on behalf of the Cadwgan Lodge, in a humorous speech, handed the dressing case to Dr. Price, who received it for his daughter, who was not able to be present on account of the dis- tance and the discomfort of travelling at this time of the year. Dr. Price tha nked the lodge for having thought of his daughter, and present- ed her with the handsome and acceptable token of respect for him, as he himself was loaded with presents. There were about 600 present, and the proceeds were for the fuuds of the Rhos British School the members of the Cadwgan Lodge hav- ing voluntarily subscribed for the purchase of the dressing case. The proceedings were altogether very pleasant and highly complimentary to Dr. Price. FAT AX ACCrDENT UNDERGROUND. — Oil Thurs- day sen'night a collierinamed James Evans, aged 52 years, was accidentally killed in the Goitre Colliery, belonging to the Flirwain Cod and Iron Works Company (limited.) in the following somewhat strange manner —Ha was engaged in driving a "hard heading," in the four feet vein, at the colliery named; and was standing on an elevation forcing in a wedge, when he acciden- tally fell backwards,aud, his head coming in con- tact with a tram. ho sustained such a severe fracture of the skull that death immediately en- sued. Poor Evans, we regret to learn, has left a wife and five small children totally unprovided for. Deceased was a steady, respectable work- man, and his death has occasioned much regret. With reference to the many cases of this kind that occur annually in the mining districts a cor- > respondent says :—It is a lamentable fact that in almost all of the many cases of fatal accident which occur to oolliers, where the victim happens to be a married man with a family, there is no- thing left for the bereaved but what the poor- law guardians like to dole out to them. When the expense of rearing a large family is taken into consideration, it can hardly be expected I that a workman out off when that family is still a heavy burden to him should leave much of this world's goods behind him. A provision might be made for the widows and orphans of colliers by the colliars themselves. A trifling oontribution from every collier would soon establish such a fund as, if properly taken charge of, would soon seoure every collier's widow and children against want. If the various agitators who have been stirring up so much feeling in the breasts of the colliers as to the necessity of having a defence fund, or a workmen's unioj, were to turn their attention to something like this, they would ensure to them- selves the countenance of all benevolent men, and would perform a blessed piece of work for the colliers. ANCIENT BRITON'S FRIENDLY SOCIETV.—The quarterly meeting of the Aberdare District of Ancient Britons took place at the White Hart Inn, Aberdare, on Saturday last. The delegates from the various lodges assembled precisely at 11 o'clock, a.m., and the business of the day was at once proceeded with. The names of the lodges in the District, together with their repre- sentatives, were called over by the Secretary and the quarterly dues were then discharged. The returns were most satisfactory, showing an in- ceise in the number of members as well as in' the amount of the funds. At this stage of the proceedings an adjournment took place to par- take of an excellent spread provided by the wor thy host and hostess, Mr. and Mrs. Williams, to which ample justice was done. After the re- moval of the cloth the District Officers again took their respective seats. The meeting was then addressed by the District President, Mr. John Barclay, and the Vice-President, Mr. Rees Davies, on the benetits of the order. The next speaker was Mr. Walter Watkins, Past Unity President, who represented the Order to be in a prosperous condition and stated that during the last ten years no less than 1500 members had been added to their ranks. He was frequently applauded during the delivery of his remarks. The President then called upon Mr. J. T. Jones, ABEKDABE TIME* Office, who delivered a suitable address. The following members also addressed the meeting: Messrs. John Davies, Dtiffryn Powell Lodge, Mountain Ash John Williams, White Hart Inn; William LI >yd, Ha Gadarn Lodge; and Thomas Lewis, Mountain Ash. Before separating voles of thanks were given to the District Officers for their attendance, and also to the host aud hostess for their attention to the comforts of the visitors. LLWYDCOED PENNY READINGS.—The fourth of these popular entertainments came off with more than usual success, on Wednesday last week. The room was filled in every pnrt. numbers being unable to obtain admission. The chair was very ably filled by Mr W. Williams, ^Gwilym Medi,) who opened the proceedings with a brief speech which tended to point out the advantages derived from such meetings. The programme was as follows: Duett—Mr and Miss George recitation—Mr Jones; glee — British School Junior party; Welsh song Dyffrun Clwyd, Miss E. Rees reading—Squire Bull and brother Jonathan, Mr David Jones lecture on lecturing —Mr William Jonea reading—Mr D. Lewis; song—A little Jmore cider, Mr E. Jones; read- ing— Jeakin Penhydd, Mr George Morris; song —TyrM yn ol fy ngeneth lan, Mr T. Williams reading—Mr Jeremiah Williams song — Hen wialen fy mam, Mr Owen Ellis; reading—A forty-mile Ride, Mr W. Richards; song- Alabama Sam, Mr W. Thomas; reading by Oynonfrjn—Caru Lluad, Mr L. Williams (encored;) d uett Mr and Miss George; englyn- ion by Rhosvn and Gwdym DJu; song—Sandy Pomt, Mr W. Thomas song—Mr L. Williams song—The Men of Hirlech, Mr T. Williams; finale Hen wlad fy nhadau. The usnal votes of thanks to the chairman and singers were then heartily given and responded to, and the audience separated highly pleased |with the evening's entertainment. The room in which these enter- tainments are given is kindly lent gratuitously every week, by Mr John Ho wells, and the pro- ceeds are wholly devoted to the support of the Llwydcoed British School.






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