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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.


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