ernant. OBITUARY.—We regret to record the death of Mrs. Lydia Davies, T'ydu. Mrs. Davies leaves a son and two daughters. one of which is Mrs. Jones, the wife of ,Nli-. John Jones, traffic manager at Aber- nant. The other daughter is Mrs. Davies, 3, Forge Place, at which place the old lady passed away at the ripe age of 80 years. The son is unmarried, and lives at Tydu. Mr. F. D. E. George was the under ker.
=- Services for Sunday Next- TBERNACLE, ABEDARE -:ø: On Sunday, April 14, 19079 ANNIVERSARY SERVICES Will be held at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Preacher: Rev. J. Edgar Williams, PONTYPRIDD, -:0: SPECIAL SERVICE on Wednesday Evening APRIL 17th, at 7.30. Preacher: Rev. C. Silvester tiorne, M.A., London. HIGHLAND PLACE UNITARIAN CHURCH, MONK STREET, ABERDARE. REV. JOSEPH WOOD, M.A. OF BIRMINGHAM, (President of the Triennial Conference) Will preach at the above place on FRIDAY, APRIL 12th. Service at 8 o'clock. Subject: The New Theology And the Old Religion." ALL ARE INVITED. SEION, (Welsh Wesleyan). Parch Hugh Hughes LLANGOLLEN. AM 11 A 6 O'R GLOCH. ENGLISH SERMON at 2.30, Rev. J. GLYJI DAVIES, Newport. ALL ARE WELCOME ¥_- TABERNACLE Cong. Church T Aberdare. Anniversary Services at 11 and 6, Sunday School at 2.30. Preacher, Rev. J. Edgar Williams, Pontypridd. HIGHLAND Place Unitarian Church Aberdare. Services: Morning, 11, and Evening, 6, Rev. S. Burrows, New- port. Sunday School at 2.30.
Mountain Ash Musicians. WHICH CHOIR SHOULD SURVIVE? For several months past the town of fountain Ash. has enjoyed the enviable distinction of being the most musical town throughout the whole of South Wales. Whilst other towns are deplor- ing the lethargic indifference of the people, regrarding the cultivation of music, Mountain Ash has gone wild over its endeavours to attain excellence in the youngest but the greatest of arts. So much stress has been put forth by its various adherents, indeed, that instead of finding one large band of musicians in concord with one another, we regret to notice that a spirit of bitter rivalry and hostility prevails. Mountain Ash loomed large in the musical world at one time, owinsr to the famous choir that was in existence under the conductorship of Mr T. c r Richards. Of late, how- PT 3 of the more ardent and yo .usicians have been dissatis- fied witn that organisation, for some reason and have united in one bodv and formed L1 emselves 1 Voice Party, under the cc Mr. Hugh Ellis: Nbw it 11 the existence of this party and the; clio 5. in the same- town militates against the snfi- q > „ :t>w towards effectinv i;i » > i 3 neut between them that a was' held ft Bethania Vestry on Sunday t. Nearly all the I V •• 1 there, and a depu- t I o Voice Party. At Ihr rL,->- uamm 1- "Jr. I). T. Evans, the T*i 'out, «»e a few .stroiig re-, "i ii! in h o .r of the continuance of the choir, on the ground that that vyae the old organizaticit of the two. wanted to j unity amongst them, all, 1 i to i musical honour of fed upon Mr. W. T MM]) i This gen daman again ei r -v > <- tangly on behalf of the choir, ar.u aeiviBed* the party to aban- don their projects in favour of the choir. an Price also -spoVe ?n the Fame -stnun. and was followed by Mr. Ben- 1« es, who seemed to take a mo e view:) f the quebucn. He would t, t j oL seeing only one crganis- t, u at. Mountain Ash, and was willing if) either of them. Air John .fcary of the "Mountain As*h I Voice Party, -hen got up, •" t >fiun\d that the arguments put forth bv trie orevion.s speaVs-r- were ell- <lc d t d^ed in ''avonr of the choir. r 1 !>at whatever. course lni_i hf. by 'he chair, the party wodd dl Oil, as IT had determined to carry out its m--jgram.'iie. He was also g] eatly sui'p^eu to find that the very oeonje who favoured th; formation of the party wore doing their very best to urge its Referring to the "musical honour of the town, he Would remind tho-e present that there Were really three existing organisations, viz.; the choir, the pwty, and 'the select Ooneert: party. At 111;0: state,mint the)e was a loud hubbub raised, and araulst the cries of a .,T,1, no," could he !(,a.,d a Rtill aim. voioe aslcing, a!j"I¡;t the concert party?" He did net Üy the party i-lia'iid resign iwore than one ot tL, others. Eventually, however. Mr. D. T. EAM-IS put it to the \oce, aul it war- 11Pcted to re-organize he eho en new lines aitc- gether. After the meeting there were several sSronps outside Betliania Vesltry dis- cussing the matter, so that it will be seen that the affair has created a great deal of excitement. We learn since that Mr. Herbert Llew- elyn is forming a Temperance Choir to eontest at the Crvstal Palace in the ijuninier, and, besides this, there is the yenrhiv/ceiber Male Voice Party in ex- ttence also. It is freely rumoured that the Select Concert Party referred to Is- preparing to with the ResolVen Male MVoic,'? Party to sing at the forth- ''Owing National Eisteddfod under the conductor ship of Mr. T. Glyndwr Rich- afds, and this seems to be really the curisp of the whole dissatisfaction.
Kop's Iskey Stout elands alone ae the fh6^t Temperaiiee stimiilant, Try it as an to digestion. Sole agent, H. McLaren, 11'ftcynoa.
(Other Valley News on Page 8.) Aberdare. B.W.T.A.—The monthly meeting will be held on Monday next at 2.45 p.m. at Trinity Vestry. An address will be given by Mrs. Callier, Pontypridd. All are invited. NOTICE.—All members of the Cynon United Male Voice Choir are particularly requested to attend a meeting of the choir at the Market Hall next Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Business import- ant.—E. J. Clement, Secretary.
")epcynon. Why buy a ily-fitted ready-made suit when you can a suit made to measure from 21s. upwa All suits are Taylor made—no women employed—and all men are paid Trade Union Wages^—no sweat- ing, which ensures good workmanship. If you are in doubt, call and see the patterns marked EXTRA GOOD at TOM DAVIES, The BEEHIVE. Perfect lit guaranteed. REHEARSAL.—On Monday evening a rehearsal was held at the Tabernacle Chapel for the annual Cymanfa Ganu. A large number were present from Pen- rhiwoeiber, Mountain. Ash, and Aber- cynon. The singing was excellent, and there is every prospect of a good festi- val. The organist was Mr. Griff Mor- gan, Penrhiwceiber, and the conductor Mr. 1). J. Price, Abercynon. TAN BOOTS FOR, THE SEASON.—The Little Gent's Fashionable Footwear. Have vou seen them at THE BRISTOL & NORTHAMPTON BOOT CO., ABER- CYNON? If not, you should do so, and buy a pair at. once for your little boy, and make him look smart and gay like others have done already. Prices from 2s. lljd- OUR SPECIAL LINES in Tan Glace Bals, Buttons and Derbys, at 4s. lltd. and 5s. Hid. respectively, are the best value obtainable. OBITUARY.—We regret to record the death of Miss Jennie Moses, the second daughter of Mr. Edward Moses, 76, Mountain Ash road, which took place on Tuesday morning after a short and acute illness at the early age of 19. The young lady' was a. barmaid at the Park Hotel, Pontypridd. Much sympathy is felt for the family in their sad bereave- ment. The funeral takes place on Sun- day afternoon for Mountain Ash Ceme- tery. PRESENTATION.—On Sunday even- ing, at the Lodge Meeting o fthe A.S.R.S., the members of the Local Lodge did honour to our genial mandolinist, Signor Gallant, in presenting him with a silver mounted cigarette holder and case aa a token of esteem and respect for his gra- tuitous services towards assisting the society in their concerts. Signor Gallani thanked the members of the A.S.R.S. in a few well-chosen words.
Cwmbach. MUSICAL SUCCESSES.—We are pleased to note the success of Master W. H. Bees, Aberaman, and Miss M. Jenkins, Cwmbach, in passing the ex- amination for the Intermediate certifi- cate in connection with the Tonic Solfa College, London. They are pupils of Mr. T. J. Morgan, A C., Cwmbach. INTERMF,NT.-O-n Wednesday the re- mains of Miss Martha Jane Morris the 14 year old daughter of Mr. John Mori is, Pleasant-row, were laid to rest at the Aberdare Cemetery. Deceased had been ailing for a long period. She was a faithful member of Bcyn Seion Congre- gational Church, and had made several friends in the locality, who greatly de- plore her death, and sympathise with the parents, who have recently had many domestic bereavements. Mr. F. D. E George furnished the funeral. INTERMENT. Notwithstanding the inclement weather about 400 people at- tended the funeral of the late Mr. John Thomas. 2. Morgan row, which took place last Saturday at the Aberdare cemetery. The coffin was of polished oak. and con- veyed in a hearse belonging to Mr. Fred D. E, George, who hadcbarge of the funeral throughout. The lZev. D, M. Davies, Bryn- Seion. officiated. There were present representatives of the RA,O.B., and also the West of England Friendly Society. Over a hundred Buffs attended, The following members of the Blodeuyn Cynon Lodge acted as marsh- alls :— Messrs J. Button, S-, Hawkins, Win. Lioyd and Henry Williams. The funeral service of the Order was read by the Rev. H. Thomas, .curate,- acting chaplain to the R A.O.B. The mourners were :Ist coach Mrs. Thomas (mother), Mrs John Evans, Catherine-street, Aber- dare (sister) Mrs. C. H. Hall, Cwm- amam (sister) Mrs. Rosser, Cwmbach. (sister) Miss M. H. Thomas (sister) Mrs. Dd, Thomas (sister-in-law). Second.coach, Mr. C. H. Hall (brother-in-law) Miss Evans, Catherine-street, Aberdare (niece) Evan Thos. Hall (nephew); td-ris Rosser,' C-wm bach, (nephew) Stanley Evans. Aber- dare (nephew) Mrs. Evans, Stuart-street. Third coach, Mr. Win. Davies, Dowlais (uncle) Mrs. S. J. Davies, and Mr. Ed- ward Davies, Dowlais (cousins) Mrs. Gentle, Mountain Ash (cousin) Mr. Dd. Davies, Penrhiwangen. Fourth coach, Mrs. Rees, Mrs. Williams, Mrs F Davies, Mrs. Martha Davies, all of Cwmbach. Fifth coach, Messrs. W. R. Morgan, soli- citor, and D. Morgan, Abernantygroes John James, Aberamam Farm, and Thos. James, Aberaman, Other mourners who followed the hearse were Mr. Dd. Thomas (brother) Mr. John Evans, Aberdare (brother-in-law) essrs. Evan. and David Windsor Evans, and Evan Henry Thomas (nephews) Messrs. D. W, Davies and Frank Davies, Dowlais (cousins). De- ceased's mother, Mrs. Thomas, and family wish to thank the public for their many expressions of sympathy in their sad be- reavement. They are particularly grateful to Mr. and Miss Burge for their kindness, and also to the general public for their help in conveying the body home.
Llwydcoed. QUARTERLY MEETINGS. The quarterly meetings of Horeb Welsh Con- gregational Chap-el were held on Sunday morning and evening. The morning meeting was opened by Mr. J." Williams, and presided ever by Mr. Willie Jones.
Ch; istacielphian IJall, Gwawr Street ABERAMAN. A LECTURE will be delivered (D.V.) at the above place, L (, "Next Sunday, April 14, 1907, at 6 p.m., by MR. G. A. BIRKENHEAD, OF BARRY. SUBJECT ;WHY DID CHRIST RISE?" All are invited. Seats Free Collection.
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.
l SPRING, 1907. NATIONAL TELEPHONE: 0139. EMLYN F. MORRIS, nn im Is The Gentlemen's Outfitter, COMMENCES THE SEASON WITH A f SPLENDID SELECTION OF NEW GOODS L IN ALL DEPARTMENTS. J ——MM—i—■——ma————— THE SALE IS ER. IT HAS ACHIEVED ITS PURPOSE. ALL OUR OLD AND SURPLUS STOCK HAS BEEN CLEARED OUT, AND IN ITS PLACE YOU WILL FIND The very best Selection procurable of NEW COODS at moderate prices. WE CALL YOUR ATTENTION SPECIALLY TO OUR SPRING SUITINGS to order. UNDERWEAR in various weights. SHIRTS, COLLARS and TIES in New Materials. PYJAMAS, PORTMANTEAUX. HATS: SILK, FELT, PANAMAS, and in every kind of Straw. THE ONLY ADDRESS: 2Q, COMMERCIAL STREET, ABERDARE.
b0l° Newtown. ST. DYFRIG'S CHURCH.—A tea and entertainment was provided in the school rooms last Wednesday. The affair was in connection with the Band of Hope, whose members now total about 120. Mrs. and Miss Notley, the Misses Har- land, Miss Davies, and several others at- tended at the tables, and all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The entertainment in the evening was contributed to by the Band of Hope members, under the direc- tion of. Miss N. Harland, assisted by Miss Gertie Davies. Tlie two plays, a Dick Whittington" and "The Gossips, y^re capitaliv rendered hy the little arasies who had been trained by those ladies „o whom every praise is due. An action so no- was very well given, by the children under the conductorship of Mr. Bishop. Messrs. R. Davies and A. Davies were the canaille accompanists. The Rev. i. Od- win Jones occupied the chair.
Penrhiwceiber. Take Notice.—The crack of the willow --nd the swish of the racquet will soon be heard". T. Davies, Commercial-street, Mountain Ash, can supply you with the necessary wearing apparel. DEATTL-We regret to announce the sudden death of Mr. Rosser Jones, con- tractor, of Pengeulan Hoouse, Miskill. who passed away on Saturday last after a, brief illness, he having been zii but a few days. The funeral takes place to- day (Thursday) for Gelligaer. P.M. SOCIETY. The last cf the weekly entertainments was held on Wed- nesday in connection with the Primitive Methodist Society at the Public Insti- tute. The following were the artistes.— Solos, Madame Williams (Llmos Gwalia), Master Jonah Morris. Master Charles Morgan, and Miss Woods. Recitations by Messr, Samuel Bowles. Dialogle," The Bobbv's Courtship," Mrs. Bartlett and friends. Duet, Mrs. Chapman and friend. The Penrhiwceiber Boys' Choir, who took the second prize at the 1fmm.. tain Asli Eisteddfod, gave an excellent -rendering of the test piece. The enter- tainments have been held in aid of a new chapel which will be built shortly at Penrhiwceiber. VESTRY MEETING.—The annual ves- ti-v meeti 11 g of St. W inifred's Church was held on Friday evening. The Vicar, Rev. J. R. Jones, presided. The Vicar read a statement of accounts for the year ending Easter, 1307, wldch had been audited by Sergt. T. J. Bryar and Mr H, Morris, the gross receipts for the year being dS57S. While presenting this re- port. the Vicnt" read the number of com- municants present on Easter Sundays since the separation of St. Winifred's from Mountain Ash Parish. The num- ber on Easter Day this year outnumbered all previous records, the actual number being 247. The Vicar nominated Mr. T. M. Bevan as his warden, and in doing so, spoke most highly of the great, help Mr Bevan had rendered to the Church and the poor of the parish, which, was a. good exam pie of practical Christianity, and should he leave the parish the poor would creatlv miss him- Mr. William Morris was re-elected people's Wardel1. The fol- lowing were elected sidesmen for tne year:3 Sergt. T. J- Bryar, Messrs. J. Llovd, D. Davies, G. Briean, T. Curtis, G. Grocefct, T. Hathaway, J. Mason, G. Parker, E.' Preston, H. Carpenter, J. J. Carr, A. Price, A. Brown. W. Price, G. Matthews, J. Kelly, E. Flail. Mr. 0. Briean was re-elected as lay elector, and Mr. C. Hudson as secretary. The Vicar heartily thanked all for their help during the year, and for their Easter Offfering to him.
Trecynon. Furniture, first in quality, last '1'1. durance, may be had at the Court Room. Aberdare. Ron's Iskey Stout atands alone as the Temperance ufrmulant. Try it as as R-id to digestion. Sole agent, H. McLaren, Trfycynon. FA f.RY GROTTO."—On Tuesday and Wednesdav last two grand performances of Stratton's Operetta, "The Fairy Grotto," were given m full character by the Noddfa Juvenile Choir, conducted by Mr. J. R. Evans, G. and L. The choir were assisted by a powerful orchestra led by Mr. David Thomas. The stage manager, was Mr. Ifor Jones; accompan- ist. Mr. Llewelyn James. The characters were impersonated as follows: Fairy Queen, Miss Edith M. Thomas; Puck. the Queen's Sprite, Master M. J. Mor- gan; Peter Grim, the Miser, Master J>. T. John; Maria, a widow. Miss S. A. John; Carl and Ann, children of Maria, Miss G. M. Thomas. The proceeds were in aid of Noddfa Chapel Fund. The two meetings. were presided over bv Mr. H. H. Evans, M.E., and Dr. Ryce respec- tively. PRESENTATION.—On Saturday even- ing, a presentation took place at' Bryn Seion (C.M.) Church to the Secretary and Treasurer of the Church. The Rev. John Morgan (Pastor) presided over a fairly large audience. The following took part during the eveningOverture by Mr. Thomas Davies, recitation, by Mr. William Goronwy, solo by Mr. Jonah Jones, over- ture by Mr. William Parry. Next came the most important work of the evening, viz., the presentation to Mr. Dd. Williams, Secretary, and Mr. T. G. Williams, Treasurer. Both gentlemen have rendered great service to the Church in their respec- tive capacities. They wera presented with a Gold Watch and Albert each. The two oldest sisters in the Church presented the gifts, namely, Miss Howells and Mrs. W. Thomas. Mr. Davies and Mr. Williams thanked the donors for their generosity towards them. They were only too pleased to do all in their power to the church and they wouid also continue to do so. Short addresses were given by the two sisters who had presented the recipients, and also by the following gentlemen, Messrs. D. Morgan, Evan Parker, and W. Williams (deacons); Messrs, J. Humphreys, B. Wii- liams, E. Prosser, R. Morgan, J. Thomas, A. D. Hughes, and D. Davies. A song by Mr. Jonah Jones brought the proceedings to a close. GOBAITH Y CWM" MISSION HALL.—On Monday evening a grand miscellaneous concert was held at the above place. The building was crowded with an attentive and appreciative aud- ience, who were entertained to a splen- did programme. The chief feature of the concert was the able playing of Mr. Tom Jones, of the Hampstead Conserva- toire, London. Mr. Jones has made won-. derful strides in mastering the violin. The audience were delighted with the way he manipulated his instrument, and warmly applauded him. The concert was ably presided over by Mr. John Lewis, grocer. Tlie programme consisted of the following items:—Hymn, "Yield not to temptation, Gobaith y Cwm Band ot Hope. Alto solo, "Flee as a bird/' Master A.lf Evans, Trecynon. Orchestral march, True till death," Ebe-nezer Or- chestral Society (conductor, Mr. W. E. Thomas). This item was enthusiastically received. Recitation, "Guilty or not guilty." Miss Annie James, Church-row. Violin solo, Mr. Tom Jones. Mr. Jones had to respond to an encore. Bass solo, "The Young Brigade," Mr. Lewis Wil- liams, Trecynon. Soprano solo, Far far away," Miss Richards, Brynderwe-n. Recitation, "What the train brought, Mr. Richard Evans, Cwnidare. Solo, The Holy City," Miss Evans. Orches- tral selection, Cross of Honour," Eben- ezer Orchestral Society. Bass solo, Mr. Lewis Williams. Violin solo, Mr. Tom Jones. Selection, Ebenezer Orchestral Society. Mr R R. Griffiths, B.A., Gowerc ton, very ably presided at the piano. Miss- Katie Rowlands, in a happy little speech, proposed a vote of thanks to the chair- man and the artistes. Mr. Richard Evans seconded. Mr. Lewis, Mr. W. E. Thomas, and Mr. R. R. Griffiths, B.A., responded in pithy little speeches wish- ing the Mission well. The singing of *'$fen W!ad fy Nhadau ■" brought a de- lightful evening to a close.
Ynysboeth, BETHANY English Prj-.tisr Church held its annual entertaining it on Friday, March 29th, when Mr. Whittaker and party from. Penrhiwceiber gave a most efficient programme consisting of the fol- lowing: Recitation. by May Squance, "The Crossing Sweeper." Solo by Mr. W. Davies. Dialogue, "I'm married." in character, by Miss Lewis and friends. Duet by Mr. G. Whittaker and Mrs. Chapman, Gipsy Countess." Solo by Mr. E. Cunnings, ".A little Peach." Re- citation by Miss C. Howells. Dialogue, ci reums-tantial Evidence," in charac- ter, by Mrs. Whittaker and friends. Solo by Mrs. Chapman, "Buy a broom." Duet by Messrs. W. Davies and S. Bow- den. Solo by Mr. G. Whittaker, "The Organ Han." Pianist, Miss Mary Emery. At the close of the entertainment Mr. S. Holly, Colporteur, Penrhiwceiber, pre- sented a handsome Pulpit Bible to the church. It was the gift of Mr. John Cory, Cardiff. A hearty vote of thanks was given to the friends for their kind- ly aid. The proceeds of the entertain- ment are in aid of the building fund.
Air Rifle Shooting The Penrhiwceiber Buff Team paid a visit to the Royal Oak. Range, last Mon- dav night. A most interesting match ensued, ending in a victory for the home team by 30 points. Mr. Jess Card dis- tinguished himself by putting on 34. Appended is the score sheet: Roval Oak: S. Spear, 31; Clem Austin, 31; 'F. Stokes, 28; W. Maber, 30; Vf Workman. 30; Geo. Williams, 24; Lewis Clarke, 29; T. J. Evans, 28; E. T. Howells, 32; Jess Card, 34; Sam Wil- liams, 27; Chas. Austin, 26; total, 350. R.A.O.B. Penrhiwceiber W. Squance, 26; G. Lowther, 27; David Burns, 25; A. Evans. 27; J. Lawrence, 28; H. Edwards, 24; W. J. Thomas, 27; F. Robbins, 27; M L. James, 30: T. Williams, 23; T. J. Clancv, 27; E. Griffiths, 29; total, 320.
County Council Election. The following have been nominated as candidates for the vacancy in No.. 1 Ward:—Morgan J. Harries, Greenhill; T. Walter Williams, barrister; R. L. Berry, photographer. The election takes place on Tuesday.
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Abercynon Meeting. BACK LANE SCAVENGING." A meeting of the ratepayers of the Abercynon Ward was held on Monday evening in the Workmen's Institute for the purpose of protesting against the action of the Mountain Ash District- Council regarding the manner the scavenging is performed at Abercynon, and also against the contract of the same.—The chair was taken by Mr. Ed. Jones, butcher, who remarked that the Chamber of Trade had advocated that scavenging should be done through the back lanes where possible, and that a dust cloth be used with each cart. The specifications sent out by the Council for tenders for scavenging were very mis- leading, and were evidently 20 years be- hind the times.—Councillor T. W. Jones said that he felt very much grieved that the account of the debate upon The Scavenging of Back Lanes" was not in- serted in the local papers. The matter was left to a sub-committee. There were three tenders submitted, and the sub- committee to deal with the matter were Capt. Gray, Messrs. John Powell, R. Parsons, D. Rogers, Will. Davies, and T. W. Jones; and it was agreed with only one dissentient that applications be ten- dered for specifying the cost of Scaveng- ing the Back Lanes," and that the old contractor be retained for one month to see what could be done re "Back Lanes," but to his surprise upon returning to the Council they were quite changed in opin- ion. The difference in cost was .1:50 ami £ 15 for a period of 3 years. It was de- cided not to do any scavenging in back lanes by 10 votes to 3. He asked the Clerk whether there was any extra pay giVen for scavenging back lanes. The old contractor received no extra payment for back lanes, and it was a matter of vital importance whether the new con- tractor would lie the same as the old. It grieved him to think that the business of the Council was not fully published, and he thought that the public were justified in demanding that all the transactions of the Council be fully reported. He and his colleague, Wm. Fenwick, together with one other who was convinced of the need of back lane scavenging, made a strenuous fight for the same, but they were defeated.—Councillor Wm. Fenwick supported his colleague, endorsing all he had said, and protesting against the action taken by the Mountain Asri District Council. After working out the figures, the old contract was below that of the new one, which the Council had decided on, and £5 a year for three years spent would certainly command and obtain .25's worth of better sanita- tion from back lane scavenging, and would be beneficial to the whole ward. Mr. Wm. Evans asked what would we de- rive by protesting?—Councillor T. W. Jones replied that we should not take such treatment, and that we were alive fo the necessities and duties from the fact that this was the heavist rated ward under the Council, and should be treated aeooi dinglv. He had mentioned that the twelve streets in Abercynon could be scavenged by back lanes.—Mr. J. Suther- land next spoke, and said that it was a gross insult upon not only the trades- people but upon the whole ward. Aber- cynon was treated like an old milking cow, milked dry by the Council, and then turned out on the mountain to graze, and gave nothing in return. The Chamber cf Trade had applied for scavenging through back lanes, and a)- though everything they had undertaken was not accomplished, yet it was surpris- ing to note the work dene by that Cham- ber. He was sure that the tradesmen cf Abercynon offered up a prayer when the dust cart passed their shops 011 a windy day. Oil thing he noticed was that the Mountain Ash District Council were not behind in raising the rates for this half year (2s. 7d.), but they had accepted the highest tender submitted to them. He felt sure that no man could estimate the cost for scavenging for .such a long per- iod as three years in a district like Aber- cynon, which was developing. The sys- tern of a three years' contract was radi- The lowest tender was com- ored. Were the Mountain :t Council justified in accept- ing the highe-st tender? He thought it was a gross injustice to doctor any ten- ders, and that the Architect of the Local Government Board would certainly con- demn the action of the Council as ille- gal. He was told that Mountain Ash possessed no back lanes, and were still the same as 40 or 50 years ago.. The Council did not move with the times, but they were not quite behind in rais- ing the rates. He was strongly in favour ILD -1 of protesting against. the Council, and to keep hammering and pegging at them.— Mr. John Rhys Moorgan asked whether any of the back lanes had been reported by the inspector?—Mr. Smith replied that the Inspector had been reprimand- ed for reporting such.—A resolution was proposed bv Mr. J. Jones, Pontcynon Stores. "That this meeting of ratepayers of Abercynon strongly disapprove of the present system or scavenging in this ward, and desires to call the attention of the District Council to the same, and demands immediate improvement in re- spect thereto.—County Councillor Dr. Morris seconded, and suggested that the Abercynon Chamber of Trade should be represented at the next government audit, and try to get the difference in tenders surcharged upon the Councillors. —Mr. John Rhys Morgan moved an amendment, "That this meeting suspend judgment" upon the matter until the workman are given an opportunity to ar- range for a public.meeting of ratepayers when Councillor John Powell and the other Labour Members will attend." He contended that to pa.ss judgment after hearing one side only was unfair. He had known these Labour men for some years, and knew them to be too honour- able to do the dirty trick that was im- puted to them by Councillor T. W. Jones. —The resolution was carried by a good majority.—Mr. J. Sutherland 'then pro- posed another resolution That this meeting cf ratepayers of the Abercynon Ward desires to express its strongest dis- approval of the action of the District Council in refusing to include the scavenging in the back lanes in the new contract, and further in not accepting the lowest tender for scavenging this ward."—This was carried unanimously. —Mr. John Rhys Morgan said that after hearing the reports of both Councillors T. W. Jones and W. Fenwick, and in view of the resolution just passed they must pass either a vote of censure or regret upon Councillor Bruce Jones for not having associated himself with the other councillors. According to Coun- cillors T. W. Jones and Fenwick he had remained neutral, and offered no assist- ance in the matter. Hence he moved, "That this meeting express its strcmg disapproval and regret re the action taken by Councillor Bruce Jones, which i h tends to militate against the interests of the wai-d.)Ir. J. Sutherland seconded, and the motion was carried unanimously.
Memorial College, Brecon At the Executive Committee of the Congregational Memorial College on Wednesday, Professor Thos. Bees, M.A., was appointed vice-principal of the Col- lege. Professor Rees was born in 1869 at Lianfyrnach, Pem. Amongst his early schoolmasters were the late Rev. J. Johns, Baptist minister, of Hirwain, and Mr. Robert Bryant. His early days were very interesting, for after working eight years on a farm ana in a colliery he commenced preaching at Ebenezer, Aber- dare, under the pastorate of the Rev. J. Grawys Jones.
Persdeipyn Appeal Case. At the. Breccmshire Quarter Sessions on Tuesday the licensee of the Butchers Arms, Penderyn, appealed against the refusal of the Licensing Penderyn Justices sitting at Cefn. to renew ta licence on the ground that he had rot erected a wall 9ft. high at the back cf the in accordance with an undertaking given in 1905. Mr. Harold Stowe, Cardiff (instructed by Mr W. Thomas, solicitor, Aberdare), was for the appell- ants, and Mr. F. S. Simons, solicitor, hlertbvr, appeared on behalf of the police. For the appellants Mr R. C, Jenkins, surveyor, Blaina, proved the plans. Mr. Rees Stephen Davies (licensee), gave evidence that although the wall had not been erected, a, galvanised iron fencing had been placed up. No conviction had been recorded against him since he had been tenant. Mrs. Cecilia Williams said she was the owner of the house—the Butchers Arms Inn—and that the rent accruing therefrom was the sole means of her livelihood. No notice had been served upon her in respect to the house. For the respondents Colonel J. Jones, chairman of the Penderyn justices, stated that the licensee had persistently refused to carry out the wishes of the Bench, and that was why the licence had been re- fused. Superintendent Henry Hand also gave evidence, i. • tnat the wall should h:.v 'x-cn e.-ectei and that the house was one very ha id to supervise. — The appeal was allowed, and the license will therefore be renewed, the Chairman stating that the magistrates in the court below had no right to refuse the license ell the g'1\J11nÓs t(ted.
IKirwarn. To the newly married and those who contemplate marriage. Furnish your homes with goods from the Court Room, Aberdare. TABERNACLE.—The pulpit of this place of worship was occupied by the Rev. T. T. Jones, Maendy. on Sunday last, and he delivered inspiring sermons. MEMORIAL TABLET.-An elaborate memorial tablet to the memory of the late pastor. Rev. Thomas Edmunds, A.T.S., has been placed at the back of the pulpit at Tabernacle Congregational Chapel by the congregation and friends. SOCIAL TEA.-On Thursday evening last a successful "social" was held at Tabernacle, under the auspices of the Young People of the Church. A large number were present, and the vestry had been prettily decorated. The catering was admirably carried out bv Mr. D. P. Davies, Emlyn Stores. The following took part in a short musical pro- gramme: Misses A. Jones, L. Jones, and M. Jones, Messrs. Richards, Beynon, Jen- kins, Roderick, Jones, Meyler, J. Murris, and H. Morris. Mr. J. Rees Jones car- ried out the secretarial duties. BETHEL M.I.S.—On Thursday evening the last meeting in connection with the above society was held at Bethel Chapel, when the Rev. W. Marg-ai-n Jones, Llwyd- coed, gave an able address on file "t Ife of the late Dr. T. Charles Edwards, M.A., Trefecca." The rev. gentleman dealt with his subject in a masterlv manner. and the event proved an intellectual treat. Mr. David Evans, J.P., presided over a good attendance, and both lectur- er and chairman were heartily thanked for their services.
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The following programme was gone through: -Solo by Mr. Philip Jones; re- citation by Miss Annie Rees; solo by Miss Lizzie Howells; recitation by Miss Maggie Harris; glee by the Band of Hope, under the conductorship of Mr. J. B. James; recitation by Miss Nellie Roberts; solo by Mr. J. B. James; dia- logue by Master Job Howells and Mrs. Rachel Howells; solo by Miss Annie Thomas; dialogue by Messrs. J. T. Ma- hane and W. T. Davies; recitation by Mrs. Maria Griffiths; solo by Miss Gwen Harris; recitation by Master Albert Rees; quartette by Miss L. M. Davies and friends; recitation by Miss Sarah Owen; solo by D. H. Morris; recitation by Master W. P. Phillips; solo by Mr. T. Phillips; recitation by Master R. H. Harris; solo by Miss Annie Jones; glee by the Band of Hope. The meeting was brought to a close by Mr. Thomas Davies. The evening meeting was opened by Mr. Willie Jones, and presided over by Mr. Jenkin Rees. The following took part during the evening:—Solo by Mr. J. George; recitation by Miss A. Thomas; solo by Mr. T. Phillips; recita- tion by Miss L. M. Davies; glee by the Band of Hope: recitation by Mr. G. Howells solo by Mr. D. W. Jones; reci- tation by Master J. Richards; trio by Mr Philip Jones and friends; recitation by Miss Gwen Harris; solo by Miss L. H. Davies: anthem by the choir, under the conductorship of Mr. J. B. James; vio- lin solo- by Mr. Willie Rees; duet by Messrs. J. Phillins and D. W. Jones; re- citation by Mr. James Owen; solo bv Mr J. Phillips; recitation by Master Rich- ard Richards; solo by Mr. W. Lewis; recitation by Miss A. James; anthem by the choir. The evening meeting was brought to a. close by Mr. Benj. Harris. The accompanists throughout the day were Mr. Willie James and Miss Amy Davies. All arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Gwilym Howells, Willie Jones, and J. B. James.
BETHLEHEM C.M. A competitive meeting was held at the above place on April 5th, under the auspices of the Christian Endeavour Society. Chair- man Mr. W. Wiliams. Adjudicators: Music, Mr. Rees Edwards; literature, etc., Mr. T. B. Jones. Awards: Recit, under 10, Tommy Morgan; singing, under 10 Richard J. Morgan; recit, under 13, Ada Williams; singing, under 13, Ada Williams; recit, under 16, Katie Jones; sinking, under. 16, Nellie Evans and M. J Morgan; singing, over 40, Mr. John Evans,°Lyle-street; duet, Mr. L. Owen and Mr. Matt Breese; six questions on Parables, Luke xv., Mr. Rees Edwards; translations, Ada Williams; party (not under eight in number), Mr. John Evans and party; poetry, "Easter Sunday," Mr Rees Edwards; solo, over 16, Miss Annie Evans; recitation, Mr. Rees Edwards. A verv successful meeting was brought to a close by singing H Hen vVlad fy Nhadau," Mr. Matt Breese taking the