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Mountain Ash Furniture, cheap and good, strong and durable, may be had at the Court Room, Aberdare. 'Tis said there's nothing like leather. but have you tried one of T. Davies's Wearwell Suits? Leather isn't in it. Commercial-street, Mountain Ash. WILL OF MR. R. RICHARDS. The will of the late Mr. Richard Richards, of Mi skin-terrace, Mountain Ash, who died on the 27th January, has just been proved, and power to administer the es- tate of the deceased has been granted to his wife, Catherine Richards, of Miskin- terrace, one of the executors, the other executors, John John, Evan Morgan, and David Win. Richards, having renounced probate. The testator devised the re- ceipts from the whole of his property to his wife during her lifetime or as long a-s she remained a widow should she re- marry the house, No. 1. Miskin-terrace. to remain in her possession. On her death the whole of the property to be divided equally between his children. The gross amount of the estate has been proved to be < £ 1,190, net value £ 981 lCs. THE DUFFRYN LODGE, No. 179, C.E.T.B.S., will hold a Vocal Music Com- petition, Tea and Athletic Sports in the Duffryn Grounds, Mountain Ash, on Whit-Monday, May 20th. Vocal Music Competition Best Song, Open to Ladies, 1st prize, 21s.; 2nd prize, 10s. 6d. Best Song, Open to Gentlemen, 1st prize, 21s.; 2nd prize, 10s. 6d. Adjudicators, Mr. Hugh Ellis (Asaph Glanffrwd) and Mr. Edwin Williams. Mountain Ash. Accom- panists, Prof. E. T. Jenkins, L.I.S.M., Penrhiwceiber, and Mr. H. W. organist St. Margaret's Church. Moun- tain Ash. Athletic Sports:—120 Yards Open Handicap, 1st prize value £ 3; 2nd. value 30s.; 3rd, value 15s. Gymkhana Eacp" 1st prize, value 30s.; 2nd, value 1 Gs.; 3rd, value 10s. Also other events. For full particulars apply to the Secre- tary—J. K. Brooks, 7, Beckett-street, Mountain Ash. THE WOMEN'S' TEMPERANCE UNION were entertained to tea on Tues- day afternoon in the Parish Room by Lady Aberdare. The tables were beauti- fully laid, and decorated with choice ralms and exotics. Close upon -a hun- dred members partook of her ladyship's hospitality. Mrs. Fear gave a temper- ance' address after tea. Miss Shipton (secretary) expressed the pleasure they had had in having her ladyship at' their annual meeting, and passed a vote of thanks to- her. Lady Aberdare replied, saying she thought the vote of thanks should have been given to Mrs. Fear, who had travelled such a, long distance to ad- dress them, and to Miss Shipton for the a e manner in which she had JOT jranised the tea and meeting. Mrs. Sinnett Jones seconded the vote of thanks. j Several hymns were sung, accompanied by' Mrs. Alfred Morgan. THE FUNERAL of Miss Emma. Jane Chick, daughter of the late Wm. Chick, took place at Caegarw CemeterH- on Tues- day afternoon. The deceased was only 38 years of age. Mr. Frank Mills fur- nished the funeral throughout. FUNERAL.—Last Thursday afternoon the mortal remains of. Mr. John Morris were interred at. Caegarw Cemetery. The deceased; who was 34 years of age, ha-l resided with Mr J. Sinister, 18, Edward- street, Miskin. and was a native, of Welshpool. The arrangements for tfie funeral were in the hands of Mr. jfrnns Mills. MAY DAY SHOW.—Last Friday even- ing the -ooinmitteexsf the above show met at the Duffrvn Hotel. The following gentlemen w(- -(- prese-t: Messrs. T. Morris, D. Harford, W. Lailman, W/ Ovi "haits, M Klmlbv, Pnnlel Williams. E. Element, W. Jones, F1'3d Allen, and D. W. Howell, secretary. The chairman for the evening was Mr. T. Morris. It was unanimously decided to hold the show on Whit-Tuesday. EVIDENTIAL MISSION.—Mr. W. T, Lee (Cardiff) commenced at Rhos Chapel last Friday evening a week's mission) under the auspices of the Mountain Ash and District Council of Evangelical Free Churches. The lecturer took for his sub- ject, "Popular Atheism." His eloquent] discourse was listened to by a fairly large number. The subject was thoroughly tackled by Mr. Lee, who introduced new- light on present-day unbelief. A.S.R.S.—The Mountain Ash Branch' held a sacred concert at the Pavilion last Sunday evening. In the unavoidable absence of Dr. Arthur T. Jones, the chair was occupied by Mr. W. O. Sheldon. The attendance was exceedingly good, it being computed that close upon 3,000 people entered the pavilipn. There was a silver collection in aid of the Orphan and Benevolent Fund. The cause is a very deserving one, there being close on 2,000 orphans oh the funds at an annual cost of 1,9,404. The concert was opened by the Mountain Ash Band, under the conductorship of Mr. John Griffiths. Fresh from his Eisteddfodic successes, the conductor led his famous band through that stirring march, "Les Rois des Mer." JYIrs. Jones (Lynwood) is well known to Mountain Ash audiences, and with charming taste "The Gates of Dawn" and "IToly Light." Miss Sarah Davies, the possessor of a nicely balanced contralto voice, gave Cowen's beautiful song, "The Children's Home." Mr. R. Mann recited an,Ameriean poem., The beautiful snow. Mr. D. Parry sang Hamilton Gray's "Dream, of Para- dise." Mr. David Davies (Llew Teifi) rendered very nicely "Nazareth." Mr. Arthur Davies accompanied the soloists at the piano. The attraction of the even- ing was undoubtedly the Bioscope show given by Mr. Haggar. The series of sacred pictures held the audience spell- bound. The railway men are to" be con- gratulated on their, success in helping along the funds of their Orphan Institu- tion.

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