SERVICES FOR SUPDAY IfEXT. TRINITY Chapel. — Services at 11, 2.30 and 6. Preacher: Rev J. Lewis Jenkins, pastor. TABERNACLE Cong. Church, Aberdare. Preacher, Rev J. M. Jones, M.A. Services at 11 and 6. 11 BETHANY English Congregational Church, Aberaman. Services Morning, 11 Evening, 6; Sunday School, 2.30. HIGHLAND Place Unitarian Church JIjL Morning at 11, evening at 6. Preacher, Mr Fred Duxbury, Manchester.
Hirwain. Kop's Iskey Stout stands alone as the best Temperance stimulant. Try it as an aid to digestion. Sole agent, H. McLaren, Trecynon. Special Services.—On Sunday special missionary services were held at the Eng- lish Wesleyan Church, when powerful sermons were preached by the Rev. Arthur Roberts, Aberdare. On the fol- lowing Thursday evening the annual mis- sionary meeting was held, under the pre- sidency of Mr. 'X-homas Jones (Bron- wydd). The annual report was read, and the collections of the circuit during the year were announced by the Rev. Mr. Veale», Mountain Ash. An inspiring ad- dress was also delivered by the Rev. A. Roberts. There was a good attendance. Christian Endeavour Anniversary.—The Christian Endeavourers of Mount Pleas- ant English Congregational Church held their 12th anniversary on Thursday week. Prior to the evening meeting a social tea was partaken of. The tables were grace- fully presided over by Miss Annie Evans Mrs. Nicholls, who were ably assisted by a band of young ladies. Mesdames T. H. Johns, D. Edmunds, and J. Meaden attended to the cutting, while able assist- ance was given by Messrs. R. Jones and H. Felthani. In the evening the annual meeting of the senior and juvenile branches was held under the presidency of Mr. S. Picton, who at the opening gave a topical address. The principal speaker of the evening was Mr. W. Phillips (post- master), Merthyr, who delivered an in- spiring address on "Christian Endeavour/ Several musical items were rendered by the juvenile section, under the direction of Mr. Richard Evans. Others who took part were Miss Annie Evans, and Mrs. Evans (late of Talgarth).
Trecynon. Kop's Iskey Stout stands alone as the best Temperance stimulant. Try it as an aid to digestion. Sole agent, H. McLaren, Trecynon. An Old Trecynonite. On Saturday week William Lewis (Cantwr), an old man 75 years of age, amd a very familiar figure in the neighbourhood, was taken, very ill and removed the same day to Merthvr Workhouse, where he died on the following Saturday. Dinner.—O'n Monday evening last the first annual dinner in connection with Mr. Joseph Thomas's (Post Office) Cloth- ing Club took place at the Welsh Harp. Several of the leading tradesmen of Tre- cynon were present. An excellent repast was prepared by Host and Hostess Davies. Our esteemed young tradesman (Mr. Berry) presided over the post-prandial proceedings. Messra. William James and J. Prowel" (Primrose Cycle Depot) greatly added to the success of the meeting with English and Welsh records respectively on their fine gramophones. Hearty votes of thanks brought to a close one of the best.a''ranged.Sinners held ip the dis- trict! Interment.—Last Tuesday the remains of Mrs. Elizabeth Davies, widow of the late John Davies, C'wnrig Cottage, were ,w laid to rest at Cwmgwrach Churchyard, Glviineath. The funeral was a private one, the following being the only gentle- men present: 1st coach, Mr. W. Thomas, Trecynon (brother); Messrs. L. Thomas, solicitor, Neath; D. Williams, Ystrad- gylllais, and Rev. R. J. Jones. 2nd coach, Messrs. J. Price and T. Price, Ystradgyn- lais; Gomer Thomas and Howell Thomas, Merthyr. 3rd coach, Messrs. W. Griffiths, solicitor, Mountain Ash; J. Harrison, Dowlais; W. Lewis, and J. Thomas, Car- diff. 4tli coach, Councillor M. J. Harries, Messrs. D. J. Jones, Bronjestyn; D. R. Griffiths, Pantglas, and Gwilym Griffiths, Llewellyn-street. Rev. R. J. Jones, M.A., deceased's pastor, officiated at the house and the graveside. Mr. D. Tyssul Davies was the undertaker. Presentation.—A well-attended and re- presentative meeting of the parishioners of St. Pagans, took place on Thursday evening, the 9th inst., to present Mr. Henry Jones, colliery manager, with a gold-mounted ebony walking stick and a case of companion pipes by the choristers past and present of the combined churches of the parish. Mr. W. R. Protheroe, Pare Uchaf, Cwmdare, presided, and in his opening address referred to the fact that the recipient, Mr. H. Jones, had by sheer pluck and study, worked his way up from door-boy to manager. The Vicar then "spoke, addressing lits remarks more par- ticularly to the young men who were pres- ent. and urging upon them to emulate the example of Mr. Henry Jones. Mr. Tom Davies (Llew'r De) sang; "Hearts of Oak," after which Mr. E. H. Edwards (ex-official L, and N.W.R-) presented Mr. Jones with the walking stick and pipes on be- half of his fellow choristers, remarking that lift had been a chorister of St. I'sign's Church for close upon 46 years. Mr. Hughes, organist of the Welsh -Church, then gpofo in eulogistic terms of Mr. IleUYy Jones's services as a chorister. 'Mr. Lewis Jones, another old chorister, addressed the meeting in the vernacular, his remarks being frequently applauded. Then a song was given by an old favour- ite. M-r. W. Davies, "Not so young as I used to be." Mr. D. Phillips. Windsor- street, gave a topical bardic effusion. Then came a short speech from Mr. James Berry, chairman of cOlDnlitteè, after which Llew'r De sang "Pinacl An- rhvdedd." Mr. Henry Jones amidst ap- plause responded to the various speeches, and evidently spoke under strong emo- tion. Votes of thanks to the chairman for presiding, and to the Vicar for the Use of the schoolroom, were passed, the meeting terminating with the singing by Miss Ellen Lewis, St. Fagatos, of "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau."
Aber>naiit. For all the latest dainty Novelties go to Emirs Evans's Christftias Bazaar. Accident.—On Monday last, George Howard, of Long-tow, sustained a com- pound fracture of his leg whilst at work at the Blaennant Colliery. The unfor- tunate man was conveyed to the Cottage Hospital. ft. Howard is well known in the locality, and we hope that he may have A speedy recovery.
Aberdare. Our Belfast Ginger Ale is still in great demand. Prepared only by J. L. Bowen and Son, Aberdare. Look-Out for Emrys Evans's Xmas Bazaar, open Saturday, December 2nd, 1'905. T Appointment.—Mr. Morgan W. Jones has been appointed clerk in charge of Aberdare Station Bookstall (G.W.R.) for Messrs. Wyman and Sons, who have taken over the bookstall business on the G.W.R. system. Siloa.—On Sunday afternoon Mr Harris, a missionary from Spain, gave a very -in- teresting address on the work accom- plished out there. He stated that they had revival services in that country. Mr Harris, who is a native of Pontardulais, has apent nearly 20 years as missionary in Spain. Performance.—The Siloa Juvenile Choir will give a performance in character of the operetta "Cinderella and the Prince" at the Market Hall on Thursday, Nov. 23rd. The choir has performed several operettas in good style. We can assure the inhabitants of Aberdare that there is a treat in store for them, and we trust that the function will be well patron- ised. Ministerial.—Mr. John Tudor, B.A., of Hebron, Pembrokeshire, and of Bala- Bangor College, has accepted a. unani- mous invitation to become the pastor of Soar Welsh Congregational Church. Mr Tudor, who comes from a staunch Non- conformist family in Pembrokeshire, is a brother to the Rev. T. Tudor, Ebbw Vale, and we venture to say will prove to be a valuable addition to the preaching fra- ternity at Aberdare. Chrysanthemums. We wish to draw the attention of our eaders to the Chrys- anthemum Exhibition which will be held at the Aberdare Market Hall next Mon- day. The exhibits will be of a very super- ior quality, among the exhibitors being Mr. W. Treseder, of Crystal Palace cele- brity, and many others of high repute in the floral world. There is every pros- pect of a most successful show. The catering has been entrusted to Mr. F. W. Caunt, while Mr. Arkite Phillips's Or- chestral Band will discourse selections of music at intervals. R.A.O.R. (Prince of Wales Lodge, Castle Hotel).—Wednesday last was a red-letter day at the above lodge, the occasion being the installation of Bros. George V. Jones, the host, W. Palmer and George Holt to the 2nd degree-honours richly deserved. The officers of the Provincial Grand Lodge and the Certifying Coun- cil, together with the officers of the Mount Pleasant Lodge, Cwmaman, paid a regalia visit on the occasion. The ceremony was performed by Knight R. H. Thomas, the Grand Primo of the Province, aibly as- sisted by his deputy, Primo Frank D. Evans. After this the lodge was knocked into harmony, when Bros. David Powell, S. Miles, G. Key, Handel Thomas, and John Howells, in their usual style, con- tributed to the convivial part of the pro- ceedings. Bros. G. V. Jones, W. Palmer, and G. Hold each acknowledged the honour conferred upon them, their health being drunk with musical honours.—On Friday following a smoker was held at the Farmers' Arms in aid of the Widows and Orphans Fund, the same realising £11 lis. Amongst the donors were the Chairman, Bro. Aid. J. W. Evans, £ 1 Is.; Mr. J. Phillips, manager Rock Brewery, ,otl Is.; Mr. J. Jackson (Worth ington's), 10s. 6d.; Mr. J. Black, The Walk, Car- diff, 10s. 6d. Bro. R. H. Thomas, K.O.M., K.G.H., P.G.P., is now entitled to a life membership of the above fund. This he richly deserves, he having collected during the last five years largely towards the fund.
Mountain Ash. Eisteddfodic Success.—We wish to con- gratulate Mr. Wm. Morris and his Juvenile Choir for scoring such a splen- did success at the Treharris Eisteddfod on Monday. They obtained the prize of < £ 5 and a beautiful silver medal in the juvenitte choir competition, beating the Treharris and Merthyr Vale Choirs. Mr. Morris is also secretary of the Darren Male Voice Party. Mutual Improvement Society. On Thursday evening, to the members of Bethania Mutual Improvement Society, two very able papers were read by Messrs John Edwards and David Thomas. The subjects treated were respectively, "The Incidents of the Third Day," and "The Advent of Christianity )into this Country." Address.—At a meeting of the Duffryn- street Mutual Improvement Society, held on, Tuesday .evening, under the chair- manship of Mr. T. Davies, buildej*, a most interesting paper was read by the pastor (Rev. Evan Evans) on "Christianity and Social Problems." At the close a num- ber of questions were asked which were satisfactorily answered. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded the pastor for his in- structive discourse. G.W.R. Temperance Union.—The usual monthly meeting of the Mountain Ash Branch was held oni Sunday, Mr. J. K. Brooks presiding. There was a good at- tendance. The meeting was opened by singing, prayer, and Scripture reading. An excellent paper on "Compensation to Publicans," was read by Mr. William Jenkins. A recitation was given by Mr. W. J. Manfield. A duet was given by Bros. D. A. Stephens and A. J. Thatcher on a violin and zither. Concert.—A tea and concert was given at the New Catholic Schools on Monday, the 13th inst., to celebrate the opening of the schools. A large number partook of tea. The concert, which commenced at 8 p.m., was well patronised, the room being crowded to its utmost capacity. A. splendid programme of songs and instru- mental solos were rendered. The Hibern- ian Brass Band paraded the main street and opened the concert with a selection of music. The Rev. Father Irvine occu- pied the chair. Much credit is due to Father Irvine for the able manner in which the proceedings were carried out. Dance.—A most successful Cinderella dance was given at St. Mary's New Schools on Tuesday evening. Both the dancing and refreshment rooms were very prettily decorated by Father Irvine, as- sisted by the Dance Committee. Only 100 invitations had been issued, and quite a number were disappointed in not Ming able to secure tickets. Every one present seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed ft really pleasant evening. Miss Malon, of' Cardiff, was the pianist. The refreshment department was most ably- managed by Miss Irvine and Mrs. Bilrtott, assisted by Mrs. Donovan and the Misses K. Daly, E. Quinne, E. Hennessey, and M. C. Davies. Anniversary hices.-Anniversary ser- vices were held at Bethelehem Primitive Methodist Chapel, Miskin, on Sunday last. J. Anderton, Wester-super- mare, preacnea tnrougnout tne (lay to latgo and appreciative congegrations. Rev. J. Anderton is a very powerful preacher, and his sermons on Sunday greatly enhanced his reputation in that direction. On Monday afternoon a tea was held, when between 200 and 300 at- tended. The following ladies very kindly assisted at the tables: Mrs. Owens, Miss Davies, Mrs. Langley, Miss Langley, Mrs. Shore, Mrs. Britten, Mrs. Bowles, Mrs. Feltham, Mrs. Sandeg, and Mrs. Yates; bread and butter cutters, Mrs. Bendle, Mrs. Pillinger, Mrs. Jarvis, and Mrs. Huntley. The Rev. J. Anderton gave a lecture on Monday evening on "The Father of the Greatest Family on Earth." The lecturer interested his audience with the life story of Dr. Barnardo. It was most instructive and interesting from be- ginning to end. Mr. Wm. Thomas occu- pied the chair. English Congregational Church, Mis- kin.—A grand bazaar and sale of work was held in connection with the above church on Monday and Tu under distinguished patronage. The. bazaar was opened on Monday by Miss Phillips Jones, Tanybryn, Penrhiwceiber, who said that it gave her very great pleasure to open the bazaar, and wished the effort success, and hoped that a substantial sum would be realised to help on the work of God. Miss Phillips Jones very generously re- sponded by handing to the treasurer, Mr. J. H. Button, a cheque to the fund. After the bazaar was declared opened, Miss Phillips-Jones was presented with a bou- quet by Miss Elsie, Sidford, and a vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. H. Heath and seconded by Mr. H. Bolwell. Miss Phillips-Jones, who was accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Jones, went to the differ- ent stalls and purchased a large quantity of articles. On Tuesday the bazaar was opened by Mrs. T. Bradwick, one of the oldest members of the church. She ex- pressed her thanks for having the honour to open the bazaar, and wished the effort success. She augmented the funds with a liberal donation, after which Miss G. Watkins presented Mrs. Bradwick with a bouquet. Mr. G. Morgan proposed a vote of thanks, and Mr. Baxter seconded. The stallholders were:—Church Stall: Mrs. Button, Mrs. Bolwell, and Miss Lewis. Choir Stall: Mrs. G. Morgan, Miss Phillips, and Mr. H. Thomas. Sun- day School Stall: Mrs. Marshman and Mrs. Watkins. The following collected and gave the proceeds) of their stalls to the funds: Mr. and Mrs. J. Morgan and Miaster C. Morgan (book-stall); sweet- stall, given by Mrs. Button, and managed by Miss M. Morgan and Miss G. Morgan; a stall by Mrs. V'aughan and managed by the Misses Vaughan; shooting saloon, by Mr. H. Heath; bran tub, by Master Davis; refreshment stall, managed by Mrs. Brooks, Mrs. Baxter, Mrs. Bradwick, Mrs. Davies, and Miss Brooks. The doorkeepers were Mr. W. Burge and Mr. T. Baxter, and we are pleased to state that the effort proved a success, the sum of about £41 being realised.
SCRAPS. BY "THE SCRIBE/ Mr. Gibson, of the "Cambrian News," asks, "Why does not Mr. Evan Roberts resume his evangelistic wo.rk r Is he ill in ways that have not been revealed?" Then in the same breath he says: "The Bishop of Bangor thinks the fervour and enthusiasm of the revival is a thing of the past. If Evan Roberts recovers his health we believe that all that has hap- pened in the past will be greatly ex- ceded." I am a mere Scribe and no prophet, but I am positive that what happened in our valleys a year ago will not be repeated, much less exceeded, in this generation. Mr. Roberts can no longer rely on the valuable services o.f the "Western Mail" as a booming agent. When he began to look with favour on Revolt and Revolters the "Mail" began to look with disfavour on the Revival and Revivalists. This time last year the "Mail" was most enthusiastic in its appreciation of all Revivalists and Reformers, ancient and modern. Now some of the chief "diwygwyr" of Wales are the targets of vigorous tirade by that paper. In last Saturday's issue it rose the question, 'Did Williams Pantycelyn sell tea?" And this is how it writes of the sweet singer of Wales, and also of the founder of the Bible Society:—"That Williams should have sold tea is no reflection upon his respectability or his religion, but it shows him in a very interesting light, which is not altogether in keeping with the saintliness and heavenly-mindedness with which his name is associated in our thoughts. His fellow-worker, Thomas Charles, also made the best of both worlds. On his wedding day he came into possession of a good wife and a well- stocked draper's shop, which was his mainstay during the remainder of his life." As a matter of fact a great many of the old preachers of Wales had to resort to some worldly occupation, and even to manual labour, in order to supplement their incompetent competence for spiritu- al labour. Even if Williams Panty- celyn did sell tea, I cannot see that it detracted from his saintliness any more than it did from that of the disciples of old to sell fish. The Aberdare Education Committee have given their consent to the Roberts- town Physical Society to use a school for the purpose of promoting And practising the art of physicall culture. Mr- Jackson Thomas as usual remained truly loyal to the cause of strict Puritanism, and op- posed with might and main the introduc- tion of boxing into the school. Mr. Sta.n- ton, on the other hand, defended the art of self-defence eloquently. The writer of "Tom Brown's School- Days" pleaded earnestly for teaching boys to box, to box scientifically. It was, he maintained, the best preventative against fights. It taught the lads to suppress a rising .temper, and to regulate a violent passion. A correspondent complains of the pre- valence of bad language at the School- boys' League matches played at the Aber- dare Park. The oaths sworn are, I am told, as numerous as the points scored. But the sinners are not the players. The gorv adjectives and the swear-words in general come from the lips of spectators, < Local teachers are loth to discuss the City School System, that glorious method of teaching which is going to make cor- poral castigation unnecessary and revolu- tionise disciplinarian modes. It was on the agenda of the meeting of the Aber- dare Valley Teachers' Association at their meeting on Saturday, but nothing was done save the passing round of a picture illustrating the effect of this Utopian sys- tem in America. Perhaps they thought the whole thing too ridiculous to take notice of. Some re- markable things flourish like a green bay tree beyond the Atlantic, but when tran- splanted to British soil they wither and decay. Perhaps, too, the juvenile nature is different in America. to what it is here. At anv rate, there lived once in that big country a great man, who when a little bov, never told a lie. Perhaps all the little boys there are equally as good. At the same meeting the question of the superannuation of teachers was dis- cussed. Personally I am not greatly ena- moured of pensions. However, I know nothing of the teachers' specific scheme of superannuation. I only write of pen- sions in general. In too many cases a pension may be described as a system wherebv the thrifty is taxed to maintain the thriftless. The provident man never clamours for an old age pension-never asked the State to do what he should do for himself. He works out his own mate-rial salvation, and throughout the course of a diligent, frugal life lays the foundation stone of an old age compe- tence, whereas the improvident, after wasting his substance, demands that his provident neighbours and the State be- tween them should lay the stone and place "something on it." Last Monday evening, on the occasion of the presentation to the ex-pastor of the. church, Carmel Chapel, Aberdare, and the schoolroom presented a festive ap- pearance. Said the Rev. D. Silyn Evans at the farewell meeting, "I thought when I entered that a wedding party were here. As a matter of fact, it was a divorce meeting—the divorce of a. loving pastor and a loyal church. The Rev. J. Griffiths, C'alvpria, has not forgotten the undeserved stigma placed by Mr. Henpell on Clifton-street, and at the meeting referred to Mr. Griffiths,bad an opportunity of giving Mr. Heppell a good-humoured Roland for an Oliver. It is in this maligned street that the former resides, and it was here that the Rev. T. Jones made his abode while in Aberdare
Presentation to IMajor Morgan, J.P.g Mountain Ash. On Tueoday evening a largo number of people came together to the Lecture- room 01 the Workmen's Institute, the meeting having been convened by a'' com- mittee who had organised a testimonial to Major Morgan as a token of the esteem in which he is held in the district. Mr. W. S. Davies, M.E., occupied, the chair, and he was supported by Dr. E. P. Evans, J.P., Major Morgan, and Mrs. Morgan. There were also present: Messrs. Owen Williams, Lloyd's Bank; Gwilym Jones, solicitor; H. C. Morris. Penrhiwceiber; David Morgan, Maeeydderwen (Major Morgan's son); Fred. Stock, deputy-clerk to the District Council; T. Glyndwr Rich- ards Isaac Ambrose and Mrs. Ambrose; G. Armitage, schoolmaster; Tudor Davies and Mrs. Davies, J. T. Jones, surveyor, and Mrs. Jones; Alfred Morgan and Mrs. Morgan; Lloyd Jones, Metropolitan Bank; W. H. Phillips, fruiterer; D. Thomas, coal merchant; Wm. Williams, Duffryn Schools; Cornelius Lewis, Insur- ance Superintendent; Morgan Edmunds, ironmonger; Herbert George, solicitor; Evan Morgan, ex-cashier (Nixon's); Harry Eynon, grocer; J. Mulvey, T. Netherway, jabez Long, Harry Long, Charles Rowlands, Harp Hotel; T. Rich- ards, Nixon's Offices; D. Price, Pruden- tial Superintendent; Fred Mills, butcher; Frank Mills, contractor; W. G. Thomas, surveyor; D. T. Evans, rate collector; Rev. J. Sinnett Jones, M.A., Vicar; Rev. H. J. Fish, Miss White, and Mrs. (Dr.) Davies-Jones. The Chairman, in opening the meeting, said that a number of Major and Mrs. Morgan's friends had come together to do them honour. He was personally glad to see so many present that evening. It was a sign of the esteem in which Major Morgan was held by all. (Cheers.) The chairman afterwards read a number of apologies for noii-attendaince, among which were the following:—Mr. Isaac George, who wired regretting his absence, and wishing the meeting every success in the endeavour to honour a noble citi- zen; Dr. Evan Jones, Aberdare; Messrs. J. D. Morgan, accountant; G. A. Evans, accountant; R. Clayton, Whitchurch; and W. P. Nicholas, solicitor, also sent apologies. A musical programme was then gone through, which included the following items: Song, Mr. M. J. Edwards, Mountain Ash, "Baner ein Gwlad." Song, Madam Jones, "The Swallow." Duet, Messrs. J. M. Bennett and T. Jones, "Flow,. Gentle Deva." The Mountain Ash Male Voice Party, under the conductorship of Mr. T. Glyn- dwr Richards, gave a, magnificent render- ing of "Crossing the Plain." The Chairman then announced the prin- cipal item on the programme. A duty had fallen to his lot which he hoped would have fail en to someone else. There were so many pitfalls around one, and one was liable to fall into them. He was not going to say very much about the Education Act, because that was one of the questions which he ought to avoid. They were assembled, not to endorse Major Morgan's opinions, but to express their appreciation of Major Morgan's ser- vices to the district for the last twenty- two years. (Cheer".) He considered the Major was the captain of the old brigade at Mountain Ash. (Hear, hear.) His ex- perience personally of Major Morgan ex- tended over a long period, at least 23 years. Major Morgan had been identified with the public life of Mountain Ash for a considerable period, and all things con- sidered, he was able to serve the district very much better than it was posssble for a colliery manager or any other similar official to do. He sincerely felt that as far as Major Morgan's eniorced idleness was ,coT?«erned, it was a great loss to the district. (Hear, hear.) In a district like Mountain Ash it was particlarly desir- able that every interest should be repre- sented onthepuhllic bodies. As far as the testimonial was concerned, the com- mittee had no difficulty whatever in col- lecting subscriptions, which amounted to a sum of = £ 150. (Hear, hear.) The Chairman, in persenting Major Morgan on behalf of the subscribe is, with a beautiful illuminated address in album form, an expensive gold watch and chain, and a purse of gold, said:—"Major Mor- gan, I ask you to accept these presents on behalf of the subscribers, not as re- presenting the value of your services to the district in hard cash, but as an appre- ciation of the way you have discharged your duties to the community for the last 22 years. As far as the future is con- cerned, I hope circumstances will allow you to take up the duties of public ser- vice again. I sincerely wish you all the blessings that it is possible for one per- son to wish another. I trust you have still before you many years of useful, able, and honourable work, and that Mountain Ash shall have the benefit of the knowledge you have gained during your extensive period of public service." (Hear, hear.) Dr. E. P. Evans, J.P., then presented Mrs. Morgan with a handsome tea and coffee service. Major Morgan, in responding for him- self and Mrs. Morgan, said that he was unable to respond to the flattering re- marks which they had made. He was proud to think that he had grown grey in the service of the community. He would hand those marks of the esteen of his friends down to his children, and if there were anything which was accept- able in his conduct, he trusted they would copy it. (Hear, hear.) He recognised that the presentation savoured somewhat of sympathy with him in his defeat- (No, no!)—and although he and his con- stituents had differed in their opinions, and he was therefore considered not a proper person to represent them, yet after all there was no wound. (Cheers.) He thanked them very earnestly and sincere- ly for the great kindness which they had shown himself and his wife. (Cheers.) The address was couched in the follow- ing teri-as:- "To Major Morgan, V.D., J.P., Dear Sir,— The recent completion of twenty-three years' service as a member of the Moun- tain Ash Local Board of Health and its continuing authority (the Mountain Ash Urban District Council), affording as it does an opportunity for tendering to you an expression of sincere admir- ation on the part of 'a large number of the inhabitants of the district. We hereby (on their behalf) ask your ac- ceptance of a testimonial of the value of One Hundred and Fifty Pounds as a token of goodwill and respect. Al- though the completion of this long per- iod of service is the occasion which we avail ourselves of to mark our esteem and regard, we beg to record our sense of the valuable services rendered by you to the town and district of Moun- tain Ash, not only as a member of the local authority and for several years its chairman, but also in various other di- rections. As agent to Lord Aberdare and his revered father, your professional position has afforded you opportunities of being brought into intimate contact with matters of public interest. In the discharge of your local duties both as a member of the local authority and otherwise your knowledge of the needs of the district, and your assist- ance have been invaluable. We also beg to testify to our appreci- ation of the services rendered by you to the community as Commanding Officer of the Hocal Volunteer Corps; as a Justice of the Peace for the County of Glamorgan; as a member of the Court of Governors of the University College of South Wales and Monmouth- I shire, and a Governor of the Aberdare County School, In presenting you with this testimonial which we are privi- leged to ask you to accept, we beg to tender you and Mrs. Morgan on be- half of those whom we represent, also on our own behalf, our sincere good wishes for the future. On behalf of the Committee, (Signed) W. Stephen Davies, Chairman; D. W. Howell, Sec.; Isaac George, High Constable of Miskin Higher; J. Long." Songs were given by Madam Jones, who was accompanied by Mrs. Alfred Morgan; and Mr. J. M. Bennett. The Party also rendered very artistically the "Italian Salad." Major Morgan then moved a vote of thanks to the chairman. This was seconded by Dr. E. P. Evans, and carried with enthusiasm. Mr. W. S. Davies, in responding, said he wished to personally thank those who had so kindly contributed towards the testimonial, and also to thank them on behalf of the committee. His thanks were also due to Mr. T. Glyndwr Richards for drawing up the programme for the evening. Hen Wlad fy Nhadau," in which tha solo was taken by Mr Rees Thomas, closed the meeting.
Challenge to Aid. :Evans. Councillor T. Lewis wishes to state that in view of certain statements made by Aid. Evans at the Aberdare District Coun- cil on Monday he is prepared to contest any ward in the district against Alder- man Evans.
The National ;Wafl Memorial. A movement is now on foot in South Wales for the erection of a Welsh National War Memorial to the heroes who fell in the Boer War. At the request of the High Constable a meeting of the townspeople of Aberdare has been convened to consider what steps to take to support the movement. It will be held at the Armoury: this (Thursday) evening at 7.
Rugby Football. GLAMORGAN LEAGUE. The Aberdare fifteen were away on Saturday at Penygraig, where they met the local team. Peter Lockman was un- able to take his place, through an injury sustained while playing against Treorky on the previous Saturday, N. S. Jones (St. Michael's College) replacing him. Re- feree, Mr. P. J. Auckland, Cardiff. In the first half play was waged out in the Darians' quarter, but the Penygra.ig quartette lost numerous chances, and were unable to open the score. In the second portion the Darians livened up considerably, and kept the homesters on the aggressive. A splendid forward rush of the Rhonddaites took play to the other end, and Aberdare were forced to act on the defensive. A kick by one of the Dar- ians was cleverly charged down by a Penygraig forward, who scored, the extra point being added from a favourable" posi- tion. Final Score:—Penygraig, 1 goal; Aberdare, nil. The state of the ground and ball was against good football, and foiled any attempts at passing by the speedy Dare quartette. Chances were missed by both fifteens, but accurate handing was out of the question. The packs were about evenly matched, but at half the Darians were streets better than the opposing pair. On Saturday the Cwmaman Soccer Eleven will be seen on the Ynys En- closure, when a very interesting game is sure to lie witnessed bv. followers of bo?h clubs. The Cwm team has been going very strong of late, and are at present on the top of the 2nd Division League Table. The following will represent Aber- dare: Goal, Sam Seaward (vice-captain); backs, Martin Pilot, and Goldiug; half-backs, James Jones, W. Robertson, and Lew Grant; forwards, Fred Talbot, Billy Read, Watkins, Whitcombe, and Harry Roberts. Watkins, the new centre forward, is Aberdare's latest capture. Last season he played in the ranks of the famous Oswestry team, and gave a great display when meeting Wrexham in the Welsh Cup Competition. This season he was removed to the Rhondda, and has played with lustre for Hafod. The Mountain Ash Thursday Team are to-day (Thursday) the guests of the Mer- thyr boys. This is the first fixture for Pennar to play, and it is to be hoped that they will inflict some damage on the hitherto unbroken record of the Merthyr boys. The Pennarites selected to play are as follows: Back, J. Leyshon; three- quarters, Hirst, W. Jones, T. Muxworthy, Ainsworth; half-backs, T. Gwynne and D. Crandon; forwards, P.C. Wilkins, A. Fryer, H. Fortt, Alf. Pryce, T. James, E. Pryce, T. Perrott, G. Cable.
Schools Football League. Final trial, Possibles and Probables, on Friday, Nov. 17th, on the Ynys Field. Kick-off 3.30 p.m. The team to meet Barry will then be selected. Saturday's "Matches. — Park: 9.30, Higher Grade and Park; 10.30, National and Abernant; 11.30, Town and Roberts- town. Ynys: 10, Cwmbach and St. Fagan's; 11, Cwmdare and Cwmaman; 12, Capcoch and Industrial. Michael's, 10.30, Blaengwawr and Ynyslwyd.
Entertainment at Hirwain Another of the series of weekly Tem- perance meetings was held on Wednesday evening at Tabernacle Congregational Church. Mr. Lewis Beynon presided over a good attendance. Appended is the programme: Pianoforte solo, Miss Annie Jones, the accompanist. Solo, "Cymru Lan," Mr. Ithel Jones. Recitation, "Y Gwynfydau," Miss S. Davies. Solo, "0 fewn ychydig," Mr. W. T. Davies. Recitation, "'Does fuirud i'w golli," Miss Bessie John. Solo, "0 Sanctaidd Ddiddanydd," Miss Katie Mosely. Recitation, "The Village Blacksmith," Miss Adeline Davies. Duet, "Looking this way," Misses G. David and Lizzie Davies. Chorus by the Band of Hope, conducted by Mr. David Jones. Recitation, "We are seren," Miss May Jenkins. Solo, "Yn frw mae'r Amen," Miss Lizzie J. Meyler. Solo, "Clyw ni, fwyn Waredwr, Miss Ma.rtha J. Davies. Solo, "Y Bachgen Dewr," Mr. Lewis Beynon. Dialogue, "Y Gobeithlu," Misses Gwen David and Katie A. Jones. Solo, "Flee as a bird," Miss Maggie Davies. Solo, "Wele fi, anfon fi," Mr David D. Roderick.
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Mountain Ash District Council. On Tuesday, Capt. F. N. Gray, J.P., in the chair. The other members present were: -Messrs. Thomas Jones, W. Millar, Bruce Jones, D. Rogers, E. V. Tidman, J. Charles, J. P. Davies, W. Fenwick, E. T. Williams, R. Parsons, H. Price, J. Powell, and W. Davies, with Mr. H. P. Linton (clerk), .Mr. F. Stock (assistant clerk), and Mr. W. G. Thomas (surveyor). EXTRA WORK. Mr. Stock said that in accordance with the permission of the Council, he had called in an assisant to help him in the preparation of the general district rate. He had worked for ao nights until after 10 o'clock, and he asked for a cheque for £ 3 to pay his assistant. Mr. J. Powell pointed out that accord- ing to Mr. Stock's statement he had worked 120 hours overtime. He therefore proposed that a cheque be drawn for an extra £ 7 10s. That would only amount to os. per night, whereas some people under the Council were paid 5s. an hour. The motion was unanimously carried. PROPOSED BOULEVARDS. Mr. W. Probert, writing on behalf of the residents in Aberffrwd-road, asked the Council for permission to plant trees in front of the road. A discussion ensued, and the Clerk was directed to say that the matter would be considered later. A similar application was received from the residents of Fox-street, and this was also deferred. APPLICATION. The caretaker of Ynysybwl Cemetery asked that a house be erected for him near the cemetery. The Council had pro- mised to do so some years ago, but noth- ing seemed to have come of it. Mr. D. Rogers observed that the care- taker was put to much inconvenience by having to live. such a long distance from the cemetery. It was pointed out that the Surveyor had-prepared plans for a house some time ago, and he was asked to look it up and lay it before the Council. COMPLAINED ON SUNDAY. A man named George Whitaker, Pen- rhiwceiber, wrote complaining that sur- face water was running through his house. He had informed Mr. E. T. Wil- liams, one of the ward ihembers. Mr. Thomas Jones, another Penrhiw- ceiber member, said that Whitaker had called upon him on Sunday afternoon, but that he could not attend to it that day. He informed the Surveyor the next day. The Surveyor said that he had visited the place, and explained the cause of the overflow. He was asked to attend to the matter at once. COMMERCIAL STREET PAVEMENT. Rev. E. V. Tidman asked if any steps had been taken to repair the pavement in Commercial-street, Mountain Ash. Chairman: Is that the same affair as was written about by a gentleman at the last meeting? Mr. R. Parsons: It ought to be attended to at once. The pavement in Commer- cial-street is a disgrace to our town, whole flags having been taken away. A per- son might easily fall there and sustain serious injury. Surveyor: The County Council are re- sponsible. Rev. E. V. Tidman: Then we should write to the County Council. Mr. E. T. Williams: And if they do not attend to it, we shall take proceedings against them. It was resolved to write to the County Council. DRAMATIC LICENSE. Mr. D. J. Price, writing on behalf of the Abercynon Workmen's Institute, asked that a dramatic license be granted them. Mr. W. Fenwick proposed, and Mr. J. Powell seconded, that it be granted. LAND FOR NEW CEMETERY. < £ 800 Per Acre. The Cemeteries Committee recom- mended that Lord Aberdare be paid < £ 800 per acre for land above Aberdare-road, Mountain Ash, for the purpose of a new cemetery. The amount of land required was 9 acres, 2 roods, and 2 perches. Mr. J. Powell proposed, and Mr.W. Davies seconded, the adoption of the re- port. Mr. D. Rogers raised a strong protest against paying such an exorbitant ^sum, when the financial condition of the Coun- cil was so low. He urged that it would be far better and cheaper to have one central cemetery at Abercynon, which could be used by Mountain Ash and Ynvsybwl. In the Rhondda Valley, where there was a population of about 120,000, there were only three cemeteries, c and in Aberdare people from Cwmaman had to convey their dead to the top of Trecvnon, a distance of five or six miles. He moved that the question be deferred. Mr. W. Fenwick seconded. Mr. J. Powell expressed his surprise that Mr. Rogers should have been "lying low" for so long a time, and that he should now enter a strong protest when arrangements had been practically com- pleted. The matter had been discussed by the Council on a previous occasion, when Lord Aberdare asked for £ 1,000 per acre. That was considered very high, and it was resolved to seek a reduction. This was obtained, and the land was now offered at X200 per acre less than before. After further discussion the report was adopted by nine votes to five. SMALL POX HOSPITAL COMMITTEE. The above committee recommended that Lord Aberdare be paid at the rate of < £ 100 per acre. for land on top of the mountain for the purpose of erecting a small pox hospital. The committee also recommended that a fee of five guineas per patient be charged Boards of Guard- ianst, and Councils, who might desire the use of the hospital. Several members thought that the price was high, considering that the land was right on top of the mountain. It was therefore decided to refer the report back to committee. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, CARDIFF. Mr. D. Rogers was appointed the Coun- cil's representative on the committee of the above. The following gentlemen were also appointed: Mr. W. R. Harries, Ynysybwl; Rev. W. R. Jones, Penrhiw- ceiber and Rev. T. T. Hughes, Mountain Ash. TAXATION OF LAND VALUES. A communication was received from the secretary of a conference for discussing i Taxation of Land Values asking the Coun- cil to be represented at the conference, and to pass a resolution in favour. The Clerk pointed out that they had no power to spend money for such a purpose. Mr. J. Powell thereupon moved a re- solution in favour of the taxation of land values, and that a copy be sent to the conference. ¡i This motion was carried. PRIVATE STREET WORKS. Two tenders for private street works in Victoria-street, Bush-road, and Mount Pleasant-street, Miskin, were received. That of Mr. Reuben Webb was ac- cepted. THE HOUSING COMMITTEE. The report of the above committee stated that the Surveyor had been in- structed to prepare an estimate of the cost of erecting workmen's houses con- taining three bedrooms and two rooms downstairs. PREFERRED MOUNTAIN ASH GAS. The Secretary of the Cwmbach Co-oper- ative Society wrote asking the Council to supply the Co-operative Branch at Cap- coch with gas. The Surveyor pointed out that Cap- coch was just outside the boundary of the Mountain Ash district, and the Clerk said that they had no power to supply gas outside the area. The application was therefore refused. ABERCYNON AFFAIRS. The Surveyor reported that he, in com- pany with Mr. W. Fenwick, had in- spected sites for purposes of urinals. He recommended that one be erected on Ynysmeurig-road near the crossing. The Surveyor further reported that a barrier had been placed by the land agent across the road near the Junction Hotel. A letter from the agent in question stated that the road was closed for a day merely to preserve the owner's right to the road. Mr. W. Fenwick observed that the road had been open to the public for ten years. The Clerk was of opinion that if it had been open only for 18 months, it was tantamount to a dedication of it to the public. Mr. Bruce Jones: Has the road been regularly closed every year P The Surveyor replied that he had not heard of it ,closed before this time. Mr. J. Powell moved that the Clerk write to the agent pointing out that the road must not be closed. Mr. Fenwick referred to the blocking ot a roadway on the road leading to Ynysy- bwl.—Referred to the Surveyor. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. Dr. Evans's quarterly report showed that the births for the last quarter num- bered 410, 2D5 males and 205 girls; the deaths numbered 191.
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Merthyr Chapel Dispute Confidence in the Pastor -r-- In connection with the dispute and un- pleasantness which arose at Ebenezer Welsh Baptist Church vestry, Plymouth- street Merthyr, on Thursday evening, a further vote of confidence in and fullest sympathy with the pastor, the Rev. Stephen Williams, was past late that night. This had been already done on Sunday evening, but the congregation, assembling near the minister's house to show their sympathy, reuewed the vote with enthusiasm. The contention of the trustees that they possess arbitrary pow- ers is questioned, and great sympathy is felt with the pastor in the unfortunate circumstances which have arisen, and it is expected that further efforts will be made to settle the dispute in an ami- cable manner.
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