YR ADRAN GYMREIG. Y Gwir yn erbyn y Byd." Gwahoddir cynnyrchion i'r Adran hon. Pob gohebiaeth i'w anfon i Swyddfa'r "Leader," Aberdar.
AT EIN GOHEBWYR. "Yr Eglwys a'u Harweinwyr." Er mwyn pobpeth, newidiwch. eich testyn, oblegyd yr ydych yn gwneyd eymaint o gam a chwi eich bun ag a'r Eglwys a'u hoffeiriaid. Cynghorem i chwi i beidio gadael i'cb awen ieuanc wasaaiaethu paxtiaeth na thramwy llwybr cuI sectydd- iaeth. Hefyd, heblaw bod yn drosedd ar chwaeth dda, mae eich cyfansoddiad yn llawnach o frychau sillebol., gramadegol, ac odlyddol nag aferol. Treiwch gan newydd ar destyn newydd.
ENGLYNION Ar ol y diweddar MR. T. HOWELLS (HYWEL CYNON), ABERAMAN. Bardd-gerddor o ragorion—oedd y gwr, Ddysgodd gan angylion; Ac yn ei briw cwyrua bron Cenedl am Hywel Cynon. Arall. Hywel anwyl i huno—yma roed, 0! mor hawdd yw wylo; O'i ol yn brudd clyw ein bro Delyn cenedl yn cwyno. Arall. Dyn a'i enaid yn union,-ai ber lais Barai lwydd yn Seion; Odlau Duw mewn hyawdl don, Acenodd Hywel Cynon. Arall. Hywel anwyl a hunodd,—awdwr can 0 dwr cerdd a giliodd; Ond er hyn i'r nef pan drodd, Alaw gynes ail ganodd. Dyfed.
DIWYGIAD 1904. Ton, "Ble'r Aeth yr Amen?" Yn Hydref y Flwyddyn, yn 1904, Tywalltwyd o'r nefoedd fendithion yr lor, Bu Seioni fiynyddau yn isel ei phen Yn disgwyl adfywiad trwy hen Gymru wen. Diolchwn i'r lor am dywallt o'i stor Ar Gymru fynyddig yn 1904. Bu'r gweisioon yn traethu; am) lawn Calfari, A'r taliad a roddwyd dros feiau diri'; DeSrodd yr Eglwysi, codasant eu lief, Daeth gwymeb y ddaear fel wyneb y nef. Diolchwn i'r lor, etc. Y seti fu'n weigion sy'n orlawn i gyd, A'r dyrfa yn diolch am achub y byd; Mor beraidd y canu, O I'r nefol iwynhad Wrth weld pechadoriaid yncQiio y Gwaedi Diolchwn i'r lor, etc. Cyfodwyd rhyw filoedd o'r pydew i'r Ian 4t hsu fu'n eiriol yn daer ar eu rhan; W"-dd cof am y moli, y weddi, ar gan, J.:z dyrfa'n addoli a'u mynwee ar dan. Diolchwn i'r lor, etc. Ar faes tragwyddoldeb bydd coffa am hyn Gan deulu y ctdaeiar 'rol croesi y alyn; Bydd dagrau a gollodd ei saint anwyl Ef Yngliadw ynghostrel Tywysog y Nef. Diolchwn i'r lor, etc. Diolehwn i'r Nefoedd, a bloeddiwn Amen, Mae golwg nefolaidd ar hen Gymru Wen, Daeth lleisiau newyddion i gauuii y cor, Gogoniant i'r Iesu o fynydd hyd for. Diolchwn i'r lor, o fynydd hyd for, Am ddanfon Diwygiad yn 1904. Cwmaman. Wat. Lloyd.
Nodion CyffnedinoL Y mae Syr Marchant Williams wedi bod yn rhoddi anerchiad ar "Ddiwygiad Athrofaol." Yn fyr ond nid yn felus, y mae y Proffeswr Henry Jones wedi rhoddi ei farn ar araeth Syr Marchant. Dywed nad oes angen am atebiad iddi, ao na fuasai un dyn o synwyr da na chwaeth dda yn meddwl fod y pwys lleiaf yn ei ymadroddion. Diwedda ei Hgom- pliment" llaw-chwith i Syr Marchant da'r cwpled: "Nid yw anair ond enyd; Ni sym twyll mo bwyll y byd." "It never rains but it pours," medd y Sais. "I'r pant y rhed y dwfr," medd y Cymro. Mae y ddwy ddiareb wedi cael eu gwirio yn nglyn a ffafrau brenhinol diweddar. Gwnaed Caerdydd yn Ddinas Treiniol, yr hyn ydoedd gyfwerth ag an- rhydeddu y Maer yn bersonol,a gwnaed Arglwydd Windsor yn larll. Hwfa Mon wedi marw! Bu yr unwai th hoenus Archdderwydd yn hir ddihoeni. Pan yn cyhoeddi Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Aberpennar yn Nghlwyd y Fud yr haf cyn y diweddaf, edrychai yn eiddil a musgrell, ae yr oedd yn amlwg ei forl yn agoshau at filltir olaf ei fywyd. Chwith fydd yr Eisteddfod heb Hwfa. Yn awr wele drindod urddasol yr Eisteddfod, "grand old men" yr hen eefydliad—Plen- ydd, Alawn, a Gwrom yr orsedd, Bef Clwydfardd, Gwalchmai, a Hwfa Mon- wedi myned. Yr oedd Hwfa yn fardd gwycli. Fel pre- gethwr a darlithiwr yr oedd yn boblog- aidd hefyd, ond braidd ar y mesur hir ydoedd ei genadwri yn gyffredin. Pail elci Hwfa i hwyl, ac yn foddfa o chwys, ni wnelai sylw o awrlais. Yr oedd fet pe wedi cael ei gludo ar edyn hyawdledd i fyd lIe nad oedd mesuiiad amserau. Cofus gonym am dano yn cymeryd agoa i bedair awr i draddodi ei ddarlith ax Hiraefchog. Gyda bod yr Archdderwydd wedi huno yn yr angeu, wele y beirdd yn dechreu ymryson yn eu plith eu hunain pwy a fyddai fwyaf, a phwy ydoedd gymhwys i wisgo y 'rob' Archdderwyddol. Myn rhai mai Cadfan, ereill mai Dyfed, ac ereill mai rhywun arall. Hyderwn na fydd cynen uwchbem esgyrn tad yr Eis- teddfod a'r mwyaf o feib awen. Cwestiwn sydd yn cael sylw neiliduol mewn un newyddiadur y dyddiau hyn ydyw pa un ai "Aman" ai "Amman" ydyw y ffurf briodol i sillebu y gair. Y mae y cwestiwn pwysig hwn yn debyg o wthio cwestiwn y Brifathrofa a phob mater cenedlaethol i'r "siding." Y mae rhai dynion yn para i eiarad ffolineb o berthynas i ddysgu Cymraeg i bllant Ysgol Caerdydd. Byddai yn ddyddorol i wybod pa nifer o athrawon ysgolion "Prif-Ddinas Cymru" sydd yn gymhwys i ddvegu Cymraeg i'r plant. Y mae yn syndod fod dynion hirben a chraff yn pleidio y fath ffw-lbri. A y plant i'r ysgol yn hollol anhyddysg yn y Gymraeg, tra y m-ie gramadeg Cymraeg mor ddi- eithr i'r athrawon a gramadeg Hindus- tani. Ac eto y mae dynion call yn dis- gwyl cynydd! Cymro o X»anynye, Dinbych, ydoedd Mr. John Eyton Wiliams, Caer, yr hwn a fu farw yr haf diweddaf. Yr oedd yn ddyn crefddol, yn arianog, ac yn hen lane—"gwr gweddw," ys dywed yr Hwntw. Gadawodd £ 30,000 at Brifysgol- ion Cymru, ond y mae lie i ofni na cha yr un o'r prif-ysgolion geiniog goch y delyn o honynt, am y rheswm fod yr ewyllysydd wedi dodi i lawr yn ei ewyllys fod yn rhaid i'r efrydwyr fydd yn cael budd oddiwrth ei destament, yn gyntaf, gredu yn ddiysgog yn modolaeth Duw; yn ail, fod yn Brotestant uniawngred. Dyna beth ydyw "religious tests" onide? Ac ni chydnebydd Prifysgolion Cymru y fath delerau. Y tebygolrwydd yn awr yw yr el yr arian i'r perthynasau. Yn awr y mae y "Cymro" wedi cael ei werthu i gwmni a adnabyddir wrth yr euw "The Cymro Publishing Co." A fydd "Cymro" Lerpwl mor llwyddianus yn awr mewn ystyr lenyddol a maeneujhol a phan oedd personoliaeth Llyfrbryf wrth y llyw, sydd gwesti wn amheus. Digon diraen yn gyffredin ydyw y newyddiadur- on sydd dan reolaeth cwmniau. Dywed "Cymru" fod Caerdydd wedi dangos ei ffyddlondeb i draddodiadau goreu a dyheuadau dyfnaf Cymru. Cyf- eirio y mae at y eymudiad i ddysgu Cym- raeg yn yr ysgolion i blant unieithog Caerdydd. Ai dyfnder eithaf ein dyheu- adau cenedlaethol ydyw cael ein plant i ddysgu allan ac i ail-adrodd fel parrots frawddegau Cymraeg heb wybod yn y byd beth ydyw eu hystyr ? Yn ddiweddar y mae "Pastor Hough- ton," fel y gelwir ef, wedi bod yn creu cryn gynhwrf yn Nghaerfyrddin. Y mae "Pastor Houghton" yn un or lliaws "faith healers" sydd ar gerdded yn y dyddiau ofergoelus hyn. Y mae amryw o grefyddwyr Caerfyrddin wedi anfodd- loni o herwydd ymddygiad y cyflawnwr gwyrthiau hwn, ac y mae llawer o gyn- ulleidfaoedd crefyddol y dref wedi ym- dyngh na cha fenthyg eu pwlpudau yn rhagor. Yn ei bregeth nos Sul darfu i'r Parch. J. Fuller Mills, gweinidog y Bedyddwyr Seisnig, wneyd cyfeiriad at gynydd ofer- goeledd yn ein mysg. Dywed fod angen am ryw Hezekiah i ddryllio delwau ofer- goeledd yn yfflon. Des, ao y mae angen am ryw Saul i yru y dewiniaid a'r con- surwyr o'r wlad. Dywed Mr. Mills fod ymweliad Pastor Houghton wedi ein taflu ugain mlynedd yn ol mewn ofergoeledd. Ond beth am y rhai sydd yn ystod y flwyddyn ddiweddaf wedi gweled gweled- idaethau, eer arweiniol, a rhyfeddodau yn y nefoedd uchod, ac ar y ddaear isod, ac wedi clywed lleisiau nefolaidd, etc. ? Ydym, yr ydym wedi cael ein taflu yn 01, nid ugain mlynedd, ond canrif gyfan. Ond pa'ham y gwrthwynebir ac y boy- cotir mor egniol yr estron hwn, tra yr edrychir gyda ffafr ar weinidogion Ym- neillduol yn proffesu gwneyd peth cyffelyb yn Merthyr? Dywed Mr. Millte fod anffyddiaeth a materoliaeth yr oes yn wrthdystiad yn erbyn jjbnddygiad dynion oeddynt yn gwneyd "caricature" o'r IGorucha.f a gwawd o grefydd drwy eu honiadau coel- grefyddol a phlentynaidd. Eithaf gwir; y maent yn hau gwynt ac yn medi corwynt.
fts OMEtnal odeac and a Speciality. EPPS'S Dlstinsnlshed from all others by its Invigorating nutritions qualities and delicious flavoor. It, contains all the snbstanes of the choicest Nibs, and main- ttias its leadins position as COCOA bed form of OoeQ* InmrmiayMft Drink Horniman's Pure Tea. In Packets only. 1/6 to 3/a ,6. Sold by- ABERDARE, T. Lloyd, Grocer, Commercial St. (Wholesale and Retail) Hiley's Cash Stores, Canon street Tom Evans, Grocer, Whitcombe street Phillips, Grocer, Victoria square E. E. Evans, Chemist, do. W. H. Jones, „ D. Phillips, Grocer, Canon street D. Watkins, „ Cross street Rees Jones, „ Ynyslwyd street D. Evans, Royal Stores, Gadlys road D. E. Davies, Grocer, 77 CWMDARE, D. Edwards, Grocer TRECYNON, J. R. & J. Smith, Chemists CWMBACH, Co-operative Society ABERAMAN, T. Roberts, Grocer, Lewis street T. Maddy, Grocer, Cardiff road Co-operative Society J. W. Evans, Grocer, Cardiff road CWMAMAN, Co-operative Society PENRHIWCEIBER, Morris & Son, The Stores M. Isaac, Family Grocer MOUNTAIN ASH, Cwmbach Co-operative Scy. J. Long, Grocer D. Smith Oxford street N. Thomas „ „ T. Bowen, Jeffrey street Duffryn Co-operative Society CAPCOCH, Co-operative Society GODREAMAN, P. Thomas, Grocer
Gohebiaeth. "Y GENINEN." Syr,-Darllena,is, gyda chryn ddyddor- deb, raglen "Y Geninen" am y flwyddyn jdesaf, yn eich rhifyn diweddaf. Dyma'r cylchgrawn chwarterol pobltogaidd hwn yn cychwyn ei bedwaredd flwyddyn ar hugain ar ddechreu y flwyddyn nesaf. Da y cofiaf y fan a'r lie y gwelais y rhifyn cyntaf o'r "Geninen." Yr oeddwn yn teithio ar reilffordd Caer a Chaergybi; a phan yr oedd y tren ar gychwyn o or- saf Bangor, dyma wr enwog, yn lienor gwych ac yn bregethwr poblogaidd, yn neidio i mewn, bron a cholli ei wynt. Ar ol eistedd i lawr a chael o hyd i'w anadl, dyma fi yn gofyn iddo pam yr oedd wedi ei "dreifio" 'hi mor agos i golli y tren? ao," ebai yntau, "prynu 'Y Geninen' ddarfum i; ac mi aethum i'r waiting room i edrych arni, ac felly yr anghofiais yr amser." Ar hyn tynodd y "Ilyf r melyn" allan o'i logell; a dyma y tro cyntaf i mi gael golwg ar y llyfr sydd a'r "Ddraig Goch," arwyddlun gwlad y bryn- iau, mewn cylch o geninen, yn gwybod ina cha ddim cam o gyfeiriad yn y byd. Wel, y mae llawer cant o ddynion a fuont yn darllen y rhifyn cyntaf o'r "Geninen" wedi mynd at y lluaws, a llawer cylchgrawn a newyddiadur wedi myn'd i le nas gwelir mohonynt mwy. Yn ystod tair blyneddJ ar hugain o amser mae llawer prem cryf wedi cwympo o flaen ystormydd, llawer blodeuyn pijyfdferth mewn llenyddiaeth wedi cwympo; ond dyma "Y Geninen" mor wyrddlas ac mor flasus ag erioed. Daroganwyd lawer gwaith fod "Y Geninen" yn "rhy dda" i fyw yn hir. Glywsoch chwi, Mr. Gol., erioed y fath beth? oblegid nid "pethau da" fydd yn marw mewn ystyr lenyddol. Wel, mae rhagolygon am wieddoedd breision ar fwrfd "Y Geninen" at y flwyddyn nesaf eto. Rhwydd hynt iddi, medd—Yr eiddoch, HEN LENOR.
Aberdare Impressed. There's something frank and sincere about the word of a neighbour that never fails to impress Aberdare people. Such honest proof is given week after week in our, local press; what could be more convincing ? Here is a letter received from Mr Morris Morgan. 5, East Avenue, Gadlys, Aberdare, which he gives us permission to publish for the sake of other sufferers. He writes Dear Sirs,—My illness was of two or three years' standing, and brought on in the first place by a cold. At first it was merely a weakness in my back, then it became an almost constant aching. After a time th|, trouble became so serious that I had to stay off work; the pains in my back made it impossible for me to do anything. After stooping I had to call for help before I could get up again, and as my wife and friends can prove. I then began to be troubled with rheumatism. Just at this time I heard about the good Doan's backache kidney pills had had been doing other people around here, so I determined to see what this medicine would do for me. I am very glad to be able to write and tell you that it has been the making of me the pills gradually toned up my kidneys, making my back strong and free from pain, and the rheumatism disappear. I am now able to follow my employment regularly, and for some time I have been quite free from any serious illness. I speak about Doan's backache kidney pills to my friends, and believe me, gentlemen, I am very grateful indeed for the good the medicine has done me. Yours truly, (Signed) Morris Morgan." If you are ill, write and fully describe your case to us. We shall be pleased to give you the best advice in our power, free of charge. You can depend upon your letter being treated in strictest con- fidence. Doan's backache kidney pills are two shillings and nine-pence per box (six boxes for thirteen shillings and nine- pence ). Of all chemists and stores, or post free. on receipt of price, direct from Foster-McClellan Co., 8, Wells-street, Oxford-street, London, W. Be sure you get the same kind of pills as Mr Morgan had.
Aberdare Bankruptcy Court. The above court was held on Monday, before Mr. Rees Williams (Registrar) and Mr. W. L. Daniel (Official Receiver). ABERAMAN BRAKE-DRIVER'S FAILURE. Alleged Preferential Treatment. The first bankrupt examined was Frederick Fone, brake proprietor, Aber- aman, whose liabilities totalled < £ 77 10s., and ihis assets XII 10s. Asked what had become of his other assets, debtor said that he had sold a brake to repay some money that he had borrowed. He owed X-62 lls. 9d. to one creditor—Mr. Davies, the hay merchant. The first creditor to press him was Mr. Bryant, who had lent jhfm RI5. He receivedi from him a threatening letter, and eventually he gave him a brake which had cost him « £ 2o to square the loan. Official Receiver: What reason had you for preferring him to (your other credi- tors? Debtor: He threatened to put the mat- ter into a lawyer's hands. Official Receiver: But you practically gave £ 25 for a .£15 loan? Debtor: I did not know any difference at the time. Official Receiver Don't you think that Davies, to whom you owed over £60, was entitled to something? Debtor: I did not know what to do. Official Receiver: What was the exact date on which you gave the brake to Mr. Bryant ?-Some time last August or the beginning of September. Official Receiver: And you know that you were in such straits then that you could not offer your creditors more than 3s. 6d. in the pound. Tell me why you preferred Mr. Bryant?—I did not know what else to do. Questioned further, debtor stated that he sold a horse to his bi other for £ 7. He was hard pressed for money at the time. His brother—Peter—lived at 11, Wyndham-crescent, Aberaman. He paid back some money which he had borrowed with the X-7. In reply to Mr. J. D. Thomas, who re- presented certain creditors, debtor said that he and Bryant were friendly. Mr. Thomas: Did you tell Bryant of your financial difficulties ?-No. Mr. Thomas Did you telli him that if he did not take the brake he would have to look out for himself?—No; I had two brakes, and one was enough for me. Mr. Thomas: Why did you offer the brake to Bryant, and not to Davies, to whom you owed X60 P-1 had the brake there idle, and cne was as good as the other. In the course of further replies, debtor said that when he started as a brake pro- prietor in May, 1900, he had only X20 of capital. He attributed his failure to com- petition, chiefly the motor cars owned by the Aberdare Valley Motor Car Co. He lost £ 23 at Caerphilly Fair. The money was stolen by a pick-pocket. Official Receiver: Were you so ber P- Yes. I have a witness to prove it. Who was the pick-pocket r-Some man from Cardiff. What did you do?—I took him to the Police Station, and he was searched, but the money was not found on him. He had passed the money to someone else?—Yes, he must have. Mr. T. W. Griffiths, solicitor, who ap- peared for debtor, applied to have the examination closed. The Official Receiver said he had further questions to ask, so the examination would be adjourned till December 11th. NEITHER WELSH NOR ENGLISH. Mountain Ash Labourer's Wretched Estate. Thomas Roberts, labourer, Mountain Ash, who was represented by Mr. Herbert George, solicitor, was next examined. Mr. George asked that an interpreter be obtained, as the debtor could speak but very little English. The Official Receiver said he would put the questions to him in Welsh. This Mr. Daniel proceeded to do, but the debtor did not seem to understand Welsh very well. After putting a few questions, the Official Receiver closed the examination in disgust. "This is a wretched estate," he remarked, "and no good can be gained by continuing to question him. (To deb- tor) You are neither English nor Welsh, man." The story of debtor's failure, gleaned from his incoherent replies, was as fol- lows: -He worked at Bethesda Quarries, North Wales, until the lock-out, and then went to sell tea. While in this business he contracted a good deal of debt, which he was never able to pay. He afterwards removed from Bethesda to Mountain Ash, where he worked as a labourer. He injured his head, and was incapacitated from work for a period of 10 months, during which time his indebtedness in- creased by leaps and bounds. His liabili- ties amounted to 2100 13s. lid., half of this having been incurred in the tea business. Debts amounting to .£25 13e 4d had been contracted by obtaining drapery and groceries. On the application of Mr. George, the examination was closed. ABERAMAN ENGINE-DRIVER'S TROUBLES. John Morgan, engine-driver and green- grocer, Aberaman, was represented by Mr W. Kenshole. Debtor said that he earned .£2 a week as engine-driver, but he had found this insufficient to maintain the family, so he started a green-grocery business with the view of supplementing his wages by a few shillings. Instead of adding to his wages, however, the new business plunged him deeper into the mire, with the result that after a few months he was obliged to give it up. His gross liabilities were 4220 13s. 4d.; assets, £ 4 in stock, and debts owing to him 216 14s. lid. Debtor stated that X14 of these debts were good, but the Official Receiver said that he had only been able to collect 2s. of them. Debtor said he was sure he made the best use he could of his wages. He never drank, except a glass of beer with hie dinner. He had ten children, two of whom were working. One of them earned 19s. a week, and the other 15s. But he did not receive all this money, for the boys, added debtor, were getting big, and they were now paying so much to their mother for food and lodging. There had also been a lot of sickness in the family. He had for years been unable to pay his way, owing to the large family. The late Mr. John Bucknell had been very kind to him, and had lent him money from time to time. Asked how he obtained credit, debtor stated that the wholesale agents called at his shop and pressed on him to take goods. They would not take "No" for an answer. Official Receiver: Why did you yourself give credit to people unless you were sure of your money? Debtor: I was silly enough, I know, but I trusted them. The examination was closed. PROFIT ON LIQUORS. Licensed Victualler's Failure. David Samuel Miles, Prince of Wales Inn, Aberaman, was represented by Mr. T. W. Griffiths. Debtor said he started in business about seven years ago as manager of the Lamb and Flag, Aberaman. Later he went into the Prince of Wales Inn. He had not had any experience in the business, but ius wife had. His statement of affairs -r-J snowed liabilities amounting to £ 502 8s. 7d-; due to preferential creditors, t76 14s.; expected to rank for dividend, .£425 14s. 7d. His assets amounted to < £ 83, in- cluding stock, value < £ 65; piano, < £ 8; and .£10 cash deposited with his solicitor for costs of petition. He attributed his tailure to slackness of business, and ill- ness of himself. He had been laid up for nine months, Buffering from rheumatic fever. He paid t35 3s. 6d. for the stock w hen he entered the Prince of Wales. tx6 t. U(}t p&7 aQytlli:<ig as good-will. He had only £ 18 capital. Asked whether he had exercised ordinary precaution in enquiring as to whether it was a paying house before he went there, debtor ad- mitted that he had not. When he went in he drew about 3 or 312- barrels per week. That would represent a profit of about <&>1 7s. 6d. on each barrel. Official Receiver: Then how much spirits did you sell?-About two gallons a week. How much profit on that?—About 100 per cent. I paid 12s. 6d. a. gallon for spirits. Asked whether he had the book usually kept by licensed victuallers, debtor re- plied that he did not know there was such a book. Official Receiver: There is a properly ruled book, on which you have to enter everything, and you are able from that book to ascertain as near as possible how you stand. Questioned further, debtor said he lost Æ20 by becoming surety for his cousin. The examination was closed.
Billiard Match at Aberdare On Thursday evening last a billiard match took place at the Constitutional Club between Aberdare and Mountain Ash. A shield has been given for com- petition among clubs in the Aberdare, Merthyr and Rhondda Valleys, and the above match opened the present season. The shield, which is a fine work of art, now rests at the Aberdare Club, who won it last season. The result was a win for Aberdare by 276 points. For the home team, Rees Williams, Ernie Jones and Alf Ashman gave a splendid show, beating their opponents comfort- ably, The following are the scores :— ABERDARE. MOUNTAIN ASH. Evan Jones 142 Geo. Williams 200 Alf Ashman. 200 Geo. Brown 163 Dai Williams 200 Dd. Hughes 105 Bob Combes. 200 Barber Jones 128 Willie Oliver 200 J. Griffiths 164 Rees Williams 200 A. Thomas 171 Ernie Jones. 200 W. Henley 117 Jack Jones 182 W. Gentle 200 Total 1524 Total 1248
—=== Foundation Stone Laying at Mountain Ash. Ever since the cause was initiated about two years ago Noddfa Welsh C.M. Church has held its meetings at the Duffryn School and at Duffryn-street Chapel. The roll of membership having reached 145, the friends decided to erect a new chapel, and a suitable site was obtained at the lower end of Knight Street, which is contiguous to the main street. The new chapel will cost < £ 2,950. Messre. Morgan and Elf ord are the architects, and the builders are Messrs. Jones Bros., Abercwmboi and Barry. At the rear of the chapel there is a spacious vestry, above which an organ, chamber is to be built, and the friends intend building an organ before the edifice is completed. The ceremony of foundation stone lay- ing took pllaee on Monday, the Rev. Howell J. Davies, Llanbradach, a native of Mountain Ash, presiding, assisted by Mr. E. Phillips, the secretary of the church. Stones were laid by the following, each of whom placed a cheque for t20 on the stone laid: Mr. Rees Phillipg, Darranlas House; Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Fron Villa; Miss Gwladys R. Phillips, Montrose Villa; Master Thomas Howell Davies, Oxford- street; Mr. D. George, Bryngwyn, Fox- street; Mr. and Mrs. W. Thomas, Bryn- gwyn, Aberffrwd-road; Mr. Samuel Wil- liams, Arosfa. Mrs. E. M. Williams, Gwyddonfa (re- presnted by the Rev. Mr. Thomas, Aber- cynon) laid a memorial stone in memory of her departed husband, and placed the sum of < £ 50 on the stone. Further istoneg were well and truly laid by Miss Annie Evans, Ivor-street, and Mr Daniel Davies, Twrgwyn, each of whom contributed < £ 21. Further sums were contributed by anony- mous donors, bringing the total up to .£330. The president remarked that the church in soliciting persons to lay the foundation stones had not gone outside the church. All of these were Noddfa people. He de- precated the action of some churches in going outside, and especially to the tin- i godly world to obtain people to perform these ceremonies. "N> The following ministers were present and gave suitable addresses:—Revs. J. Lewis, Aberaman; D. Lloyd, and E. Bey- non, Penrhiwceiber; J. R. Hughes, and — Thomas, Abercynon. Mr. Gwilym Jones, solicitor, also addressed the meet- ing briefly. The infant church has a pro- mising outlook, and the general prayer and unanimous wish at the meeting was that the HoJy- Spirit who had hitherto prospered the church would continue to bless them in the new temple. On be- half of the church, Mr. Davies, saddler, thanked the donors for their generosity.
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