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Aberdare. Good reliable furniture at the Court Room, Aberdare.—Chas Hill, Auctioneer. Have you tried Valento Sparkling Table Wine. Costs the same as lemon- ade, but far superior. Wholesale from H. McLaren, Trecynon. Value for Money.—For up-to-date Hats and Caps, also Suits to measure (fit and style guaranteed), go to J. A. Evans, the noted Hat Shop. Constitutional Build- ings, Canon Street. BANKRUPTCY.—The "Gazette" an- nounces the receiving order of William Richard Davies, 15, Upper Regent-street, Aberdare, commission agent. TRANSFER OF BUSINESS.—We un- derstand that Messrs. John Morgan and Son (Aberdare), Ltd., have now pur- cha.sed the undertaking business prev- iously carried on by Messrs. John Mor ran and Son. As before, the Registered Office and Workshop will be at Peny- darren-street. ST. JOHN'S BIBLE CLASS.— At the National Schools on Sunday after- noon the Rev. Dewi Williams, B.A., read an interesting paper on "Ancient British Churches." A good number were present. The Rev. W. H. Jones, B.A., presided. CONCERT.—On Wednesday, April 24. Livesey's Famous Quintette will play at Aberdare, as Madame Howells' Orchestra have secured one night of their tour. Phil Langdal, the bassoon player, is the greatest soloist in England. Gilmer, the clarinet virtuoso (late Coldstream Guards Llandudo Orchestra), and now solo eiarinet, is the only Englishman in Herr Gottbebs' Band. Madame Howells' sole will also open the eyes of the musicians of Aberdare. NEW PASSION PLAY. — Great inter- est in attached to the grand sacred con- cert which will be given by Messrs. Wad- brook at the Aberdare Market Hall on Sunday next. Chief among the attrac- tions will be the great picture of the Passion Play, a new thing in Aberdare. Sacred songs will also be sung and illus- trated by means of the Electrograph Messrs. Wadbrook will as usual entertain the Fair-goers during the Fair with new and up-to-date pictures. JUVENILE BILLIARD PLAYERS. At the Liberal Club on Thursday even- ing an interesting game of billiards took place. The cueists were Master Tommy Bentley (14), Crown Hotel, and Master Harding (11), Cardiff. The game was 350 up, and the local player conceded 50 points to Harding. Young Bentley made a 32 break and two other breaks of 25, and ran out a winner by 5 points. Councillor W. Thomas, solicitor, pre- sented to the winner a gold medal, and to young Harding a silver medal. ST. ELVAN'S.— On Sunday last (Low Sunday) there was a Choral Eucharist at 11 o'clock sung to Adlan in F. The sermon was preached by the Rev. K. O. Carter, B.A. In the after- noon the Vicar conducted a children's service At the evening service the I Cantisles were sung to Woodward in E flat. The sermon was preached uy he Rev. W. H. Jones, B.A., who drew some practical lessons from Thomas the Doubter." After the service the organ- ist, Mr. W. iI. Webb. F.G.O., played several selections of music, which were highly appreciated. Y.O'R. The quarterly Meeting of the Aberdare Juvenile Tent of the Independent Order of Rechabites was held at Tabernacle Vestrv, on last Sunday evening, when there was & good attendance of members. After initiating several new members, Bro. W. G. Pink gave a short but impressive speech en temperance. The receiving of contri- bution* (which formed another record) took a considerable time of the meeting. Bro. J. Jordan, the secretary, reported that during the Quarter 13 Juvenile members had been transferred to the Adult Tent.— The Election of Officers resulted in the election of Bro. Chas. Palker as Past Chief Ruler, Bro. W. H. Carter, Chief Ruler; Bro. Trevor Jones, Deputy Ruler; Bro. David Evans, Book Steward, and Bro. Johnny Parsons, Guardian.—Bro. Devid P. Evans, was presented with a framed Emblem of the Order for services rendei. t during his term of office. The Tent hi, a membership of 400. A COMPETITIVE MEETING was held at Nazareth Vestry on Tuesday night last, under the auspices of the Mutual Improvement Society. The adjudicators were; —Music, Mr. J. Rees, Penrhiw- ceiber; literature and prose, Mr. Ogwen Williams, F.R.G.S., and the chairman was the Rev. R. Williams. The follow- ing is a list of the awards: -Pianoforte solo, Bertie Parr and Arthur Jones; quartette, Mr. G. Maddox and party; solo for females, Miss Harriet Davies; solo for men, Mr. Tom Pugh; duet fGr alto and soprano, David A. Rees and Miss M. E. Davies; solo for boys, T). A. Rees; solo for girls, divided bgtween Misses Jennett Enoch and Mary :8. Davies; com- posing a tune, Mr. Ivor Rees; poetry, "Nazareth Chapel," Miss Harriet Davies; open recitation, Mr. David W. Williams; recitation for children under 8 years of age, Master Alwyn Williams; debate, Mr. G. Powell and Mr. David Phillips; essay, Miss Harriet Davies. A vote of thanks was passed to the adjudi- cators. G. W. R. TEMPERANCE UNION (ABERDARE BRANCH).—On Sunday last, at the Aberdare Station, the usual monthly meeting of the above branch was held. Lively interest was taken in the proceedings, the room being full to overflowing. Mr. J. J. Jones, the presi- dent, opened with prayer and Bible reading. Mrs. Miles gave the address, which was one of the finest ever given to railwaymen in Aberdare. She pre- faced her remarks on the opening hymn, i4 Forward, be our watchword." With striking anecdote and apt illustration the lady showed the evils of intemper- ance, and the misery entailed in the con- sumption of alcoholic drinks. Also the blessings of total abstinence, especially in the case of Railwaymen. In case of accident the wound would heal much sooner if the man were a total abstainer, as had been proved by the cases dealt with in the Temperance Hospital in London. An encouraging sign of the times was the remarkable petition which was on July llih, 1904, presented to Lord Londonderry as President of the Board of Education, by deputation on behalf of upwards of 15,000 members of the medical profession, asking that hygeine and temperance should be placed among the compulsory subjects of ele- mentary education. Although that had not actually come into operation, it had done immense good in stirring up local authorities to the needs of the coming generation. The recent manifesto as issued by the fifteen doctors in the "Lancet" stood as not proven.—A hearty vote of thanks was given to the speaker, on the proposition of Mr. J. H. Bannister, seconded by Mr. J. Lewis, and also to the Trecynon String Band, and to Miss Williams for her recitation. Reference was made to the remarks by "Scribe" in last week's "Leader" to the jostling and otherwise molesting of peaceable people in the streets of Aber- dare, which is becoming a public nuis- ance, and calls for energetic action by the police. Miss Harris presided at the organ.
Aberaman. If you want a neatly and elegantly furnished house get your furniture from the Court Room, Aberdare. Hullo, Thomas, what is the meaning of 5 shillings in the £ off for cash? It means if you buy a sewing machine, any make, and pay Bugler cash for it, you can get a £6 machine for £ 4, 10s.— (Advt.) FREE LIBRARY.—The contract for the erection of the Aberaman Public Hall and Free Library has been secured by Messrs. John Morgan and Son (Aber- dare), Ltd. Abernant. INTERMENT.-The funeral of Mr. Ebenezer Meyrick, 9, Foreman's-row, whose death we reported last week, took place on Saturday at the Aberdare Ceme- tery. The mourners were Mrs. Meyrick, widow; Mr. James Edwards and Mr. Thomas Edwards, brother-in-law; and Mr. David Meyrick, brother. The funer- al arrangements were in the hands of Mr n& F. D, E. George, undertaker, Aberdare. CHURCH LADS' BRIGADE. The annual dance in connection with the above was held at the Co-operative Hall on Friday evening last. There was a fairly large attendance, and the refresh- ments, etc., were looked after by Mes- dajnes T. Burrows, T. Powell, Cummings, T. Arthur, and the Misses A. and D. Smith. Messrs. Charles Thomas and J. J. Smith were the M.C.'s, and the accom- panists were Messrs. Tomas Lewis (pian- ist) and Thomas Walters (violinist). A most enjoyable evening was spent. PHYSICAL CULTURE SOCIETY.—On Friday evening last an interesting enter- tainment was held by the members of the above Society, at their headquarters in Lewis Street. There was a large number present, and the programme was of a varied character. First of all, a series of magic lantern slides, showing views of the locality were thrown upon the screen by Mr. Bertie Jones. A humorous sketch in boxing was then given by Messrs. D. Evans and Bob Hatton, and a wrestling exhibition was giveu by Messrs. Benjamin Jones and J. Hillesley. A further boxing bout was en- gaged in by Messrs. Tom Price and Iago Davies, and Mordecai Jones and Bob Hatton had a bout of wrestling. A splendid spar- ring cOnte&fc vva3 then witnessed between Messrs. D Evans and W. Evans, and also between Tom Prica and Will Evans, and Iago Davies and Bob Hatton. Mr. William Williams, a native of rth Wales, then gave a display of weight-lifting apd sup- 1 porting, among other feats being the lifting of 14 men upon a bar-bell on his shoulders. Finally, a sketch entitled P.C. and M.C." was given by Mr. Benjamin Jones. Messrs. Ned Lewis and B. Jones performed the duties of M.C.'s. ST. MARGARET'S. A miscellaneous and competitive concert was held at the Crypt of St. Margaret's Church on Mon- day evening last. The chair was occu- pied by Mr. Watkin D. Powell, Aber- aman. The adjudicators were: Music, Mr. D. J. Williams, Violet-street; liter- ature, Rev. J. R. Dewi Williams, B.A., Aberdare. After the opening solo had been rendered by Mr. D. J. Williams, the following competitions were proceeded with —Recitation for children under 12, the 23rd Psalm (8), Miss Maggie Evans, Glamorgan-street. Solo, Mentra Gwen," the Rev. Morgan Powell. Red- t-ation for children under 12 years of age, H O! blentyn y nefoedd," Miss Esther A. Harris. Impromptu speech, "Should women have rotes?" (3), Mr. Martin Isaac. Open recitations (5), Miss Queenie Goldberg, also a special prize to Miss Annie M. Jones. Solos were rendered by Miss Queenie Goldberg, Mr. D. J. Wil- liams, the Revs. Morgan Powell and J. R. D. Williams, and recitations by Miss Maggie Scourneld, Aberdare; Miss Jenny Evans, and Master Emlyn S. Williams. Votes of thanks to the adjudicators were proposed by Mr. Watkin Powell, and seconded by Mr. John Handley. The singing of the hymn, "Ar lan Iorddonen Ddofn," closed the evening's entertain- ment. YNYSLWYI).—On Sunday morning last the pulpit of the above chapel was occupied by the Rev. R. G. Roberts, Cefnmawr, North Wales. He preached from Matthew iv., 1-4, dealing with the temptation of Christ in the Wilderness. He remarked that the temptation was an event in the life of Jesus Christ in which He was nearer to man than in any other circumstance. In his transfiguration, and upon the cross, and in his ascension, he was placed upon a level higher than all humanity, but in his temptation he was brought to our level. Jesus came out of his trials unscathed and unhurt, whilst mail often fell a prey to the temp- tation. Dealing with the three different aspects of Christ's temptation, the preacher remarked that the first, viz., the turning of stones into bread, was an enticement to indulge in the sins of the flesh. Human character was built up out of the elements of the body and the spirit of man, and in was the result of either of those counterbalancing and thus over-ruling the other. The second temp- tation of Satan to Christ was an appeal to the spirit, for he wanted Christ to dis- regard His body and hurl Himself down from the pinnacle of the temple. If Christ had this, and had allowed His body to become mangled in order to show the superiority of his spiritual nature, the glory of the Incarnation would have been spoiled, and history would not have heard of the cross or the resurrection. It was etrange that Satan should be so solicitous regarding the body of Jesus Christ in the first place; in the second place he was devilishly careless regarding its safety; and lastly, after having failed to entice Jesus both in body and spirit, he tried to obtain His complete surrender by offering Him the treasures of the whole world. This is the way Satan treated men. If he could not succeed by flanking movements such as the pleasures of body and spirit, and the passion for strong drink and other vices, he invariably, made a frontal attack which generally succeeded in bringing men upon their knees before him. There were hundreds of people ad- duced to Satan-worship, who had no de- sires, no will-power, no pleasures of their own, because they were all sacrificed to the' promotion of evil and sin. Christ had withstood the firmest of all tests, and the preacher hoped that his listeners would endeavour to do the same by ap- pealing to their Saviour for help in their time of need.
I Abercynon ACCIDENT.-on Friday last Harry Stephens, residing at Gertrude-street. Abercynon, received severe injuries while following his employment at the Dowlais Cardiff Colliery. He is progressing favourably. AMUSEMENT. Madam Florence walking upon a ball from the Junction Hotel to the Workmen's Hall up over the Spion Kop Hill, a gradient of 1 inch in 4, caused quite a crowd of spectators. Her performance in the hall was excellent. and her company included Abex," the Hercules, who raised 10 men and a piano about 9 inches from the ground. Miss Maggie Norton's Co., together with Pooles are booked this month. SICK FUND MEETING. A eneral meeting of all members of the Sir Fund in connection with the Dowlah-Cardiff Colliery was held on Friday evening at the Workmen's Institute. The chair was taken by Mr. Oliver Cromwell. The Secretary, Mr. M. T. Davies, read the balance sheet, which was adopted. The case of Mr. Abraham Satch was dis- cussed, and it was unanimously decided to give him .£25 to clear off the funds. The doctor's question caused a very lengthy discussion, and a motion was moved and carried that a ballot of the colliery take place concerning the 'oc- tor's system. The ballot will take place during the present month. BILLIARDS. The return billiard I match between the Abercynon Junior Billiard Team and Ynyshir Juniors was played on Friday evening before a large number of billiard enthusiasts at the Ynyshir Institute. The Ynyshir Team were determined to retrieve their defeat which they sustained at the hands of the Abercynon Juniors, and put out a better team than that which visited Abercynon, but this again failed to demoralise the gallant Cynonites, who defeated the Ynyshir team by 91 points. The scores were as follows: -Abercynon Juniors: Gwilym Price (capt.), 100 (15, 13); Timothy Hughes, 100 (19); Emlyn Powell, 100 (16); W. Johnson, 100 (15); Joe Lewis, 100 (20); Enoch Davies, 100 (17); W. Webb, 84; Urien Evans, 59; total, 743.— j Ynyshir: J. Davies (capt), 72; Basil Owen, 71; Owen Morgan, 73; Bert Jones, 68; W. Davies, 92; W. Roper, 76; J. Kemp, 100; T. Trott, 100; total, 652.— Ynyshir Juniors took their defeat in quite a sportsmanlike manner. The Cynonites have a good record, having played six matches, winning five. They are fortunate in playing the same men continually. Excellent harmony per- vade among the young players. TEMPERANCE MEETING. On Saturday evening the fortnightly Tem- perance meeting under the auspices of the Free Church Council, was held in the English Wesleyan Chapel, Abercynon. The meeting was cne of the best attend- ed, and reflects great credit upon their energetic secretary, Mr. Chas. Gowan. The chair was taken by the Rev. Morgan Jenkins, Congregational minister, who gave a short address. An excellent V^~ gramme had been prepared. During the evening a solo was given by Mr. C. Gowan, followed by a recitation by Miss Ethel Howe. Miss Cassie Jenkins con- tributed a solo which was much appreci- ated. Solos were also given by Mr. Ed- wards and Miss M. Farr. Addresses upon the drink traffic were delivered by the Rev. Wm. Jones, Rev. J. T. Williams, and Mr. Wm. Tame. Concertina solos were excellently given by Mr. William Thorne, Ynysboeth, viz., "Where is my boy to-night," and the "Glory Song," the audience joining in the chorus. A vote of condolence was passed with the relatives of the late Rev. John Pugh, Cardiff. The Rev. John Ings,, "Tho Car- diff Billy Bray," was unavoidably ab- sent. It was unanimously agreed that before commencing the next meeting on Saturday, April 20, a procession should be formed, and parade the principal streets to the English Congregational Chapel. The meeting closed by hymn and prayer. The accompanists were Mrs. Thomas and Mr. James Griffiths. R.A.O.B. (Cynon Lodge).—On Thurs- day evening a most successful meeting was held in the Assembly Rooms of the Thorn Hotel in connection with the Brethren of the Cynon Lodge of the R.A.O.B. The chief feature of the even- ing was the initiating of Mr. W. J. Beavan, and also Mr. Wm. Evans, Navi- gation House Hotel, member of the Board of Guardians (Abercynon Ward). The initiation was performed by Bro. Frank Aust, C.P.C., See., in his usual in- imitable style. He pronounced them as Brethren of the First Degree in a link of 65 members, consisting of Knights, Primos, and Brothers. After the cere- mony was over the newly installed brothers wended their way into the lodge room, and were received with full lodge honours. Bro. T. W. Jones, K.O.M., in presenting the two new brothers with the emblems, congratulated the Brethren of the Cynon Lodge on their initiating such influential gentlemen. Bro. J. F. Dale Chapman, City Chaplain, spoke a few words of congratulation. Bro. J. Sutherland, C.M., seconded the vote of congratulation in a. few well-chosen re- marks. Bro. F. S. Aust, C.P.C., sec., supported. Bro. Wm. Evans then re- sponded, thanking them for the con- gratulations. He hoped that he would always merit the congratulations and confidence which he had received that evening at the hands of the brethren of such a noble order as the R.A.O.B. It is a most pleasing fact to note that the Cynon Lodge is now the most successful in the Province. The lodge meets every Thursday night at 7.30 p.m., when all U Buffs are cordially welcomed. VESTR.Y MEETING. The annual Easter Vestry meeting of St. Donat's Church, Abercynon, was held on Friday evening, the Vicar of Llanwonno -re k v, T. Harris, B.A.), presiding, supported bv the Rev. D. Ellis Jones, Curate of Aber- cynon. Mr. E. H. Woodman, the Vicar's Warden, reported that the receipts for the last year amounted to- JS201 13s. lljd. The Vicar nominated Mr. E. H. Wood- man as his warden, and Police Sergeant Reea, of the Glamorgan Constabulary, was duly elected People's Warden. The D. TinounceJ that the number of communicants were larger at the Easter Festival than it has ever been since the church was opened nine years ago. A strongly worded resolution was unani- mously passed in condemnation of Mr McKenna's iniquitous and unfair Bill. A copy of the resolution will be sent in due course to the President of the Board of Education and Sir Alfred Thomas, M.P. The following gentlemen were ap- pointed to act as sidesmen for the ensu- ing year. Messrs. E. Ambrose, D. Evan L. Harries, .W Howard, A. Powell, and D. T. Williams (Vicar's). Messrs. G. Gillett, J. J. Griffiths, J. Price, G. Row- lands, Sobey, and G. W. Watkins (Peopled). Messrs. C. Silas and J. Smith (choir). The Vestry authorised Messrs. D. Evans and Septimus Jones to act as auditors of the church accounts. The Vicar cordially thanked all the church officers and the worshippers in general for the strenuous efforts which had been made in the district during the year in advancing church work and reducing considerably the debt still remaining on the sacred edifice. He also mentione that shortly Abercynon will be formed into a new Ecclesiastical District. ANNIVERSARY. On Sunday the children's anniversary services were held in connection with the English Congre- gational Church. At the morning meet- ing the president was Mr. James. A Psalm was recited by Master Granville Jones. Anthem, "Steadily we go," was sung by the choir, after which the chair- man gave an address. Recitations by Master Willie Burge, Miss Martha Mor- gans, m-igs Emily Jones, Master Teddy Yorath, Misses May Jones, Edith Lewis, Milly Burge, and Master Ed-ar Hyde. Anthem, "Lingdale," by choir. Recita- tions, Misses Maria Richards, Gladys Herbert, Mftool Slade, Mansy Jones, Plorri. Bufton, and Master Willie Jones. The service closed with hymn and prayer. At the afternoon service Mr. Geo. Stone presided. A Psalm was recited by Elwyn Jones. Anthem, by the choir, "We'll crown Him," was excel- lently rendered. After the chairman's address, recitations were given by Misses Annie Jones, Edith Maud Richards, May Carrie, Violet Williams, Master Charles Hyde, Misses Miriam Beynon, Laura Warren, Beatrice Morgan, Ceinwen Jones, and Susie Morgan. At this stage a presentation took place in the form of a Bible to Mr. James by scholars of the Sunday School. Mr James had laboured among them for years, and the presenta- tion was just a smaly token of their es- teem and respect upon his leaving the school for Cilfynydd. The Rev. Morgan Jenkins presented Mr. James on behalf of the Sunday School. Prizes were also given to those who ha-d collected towards the Missionary Society. Recitations by Misses Beatrice Allen, Blodwen Herbert, Addie Davies, and Master Arthur Bow- den. Dialogue by Harold Burge and Milly Burge. At the evening service the president was Mr. E. H. Battram. A Psalm was recited by Miss Beatrice Allen. Short address by the chairman, and anthem by the choir, followed by re- citations by Misses Amy Bowen, May Taylor, Jeanie Heames, and Masters T. W. Jones and Jack Blake. Solo by Mr. Wilton, followed by recitations by Misses Margory Foakes, Blodwen Davies, Blod- wen Carry, and Masters Arthur Hyde and Wilfred Bowen. Recitations were given by Misses Miriam Beynon, Sarah Bey- non, Lily Evans, and Master Harold Burge. Recitation by Miss Maria Rich- ards. The Dying I nfidel (Mr. W. G. Burge. Recitation by Miss Maria Rich- ards. The Dying Infidel" (Mr. W. G. Powell, Abercynon), was excellently re- cited by Mr. Willie Evans. The collec- tions at all the services were devoted to- wards the Sunday* School funds. The secretaries of the school are Miss Sarah Edwards and Mr. Fred Blake, and the superintendents are Messrs. Fred Rich- ards and J. J. Jones. The organist was Miss Eva Blomeley.
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Cwmaman. Before buying furniture elsewhere, in- spect Mr. Hill's Stock at the Court Room, Aberdare. R.A.O.B. PRIZE DRAWING. The first prize of the Worcester District Prize Drawing was won by a resident of Cwmaman in the person of Mr. J. Williams, Bright Eye. Several minor prizes also came to the locality. We congratulate Mr. T. B. Pugh on his feat of disposing of 38 books, thereby winning the gold medal which was offered as 1st prize to the highest seller. BILLIARDS.—On Thursday week a billiard tournament was played between the juniors in connection with the Cwm- aman Institute, and the youths of Pen. rhiweeiber. After a very keen contest, the Cwmaman lads ran out winners by the narrow margin of one point. Ap- pended are the scores:—Cwmaman: D. E. Davies, 100; T. S. Rees, 100; Richard Thomas (capt.), 100; A. James, 100; Enoch Rees, 100; W. Hughson, 65; D. M. Rees, 75; T. J. Davies, 81; total, 721.— Penrhiwceiber: L. Morris, 88; Win. Thomas, 87; C. Stevens, 82; R. Lewis, 72; H. Davies, 91; T. Daniel, 100; Nicholas, 100; J. Price, 100; total, 720. SEIGN.-The quarterly meeting in con- nection with the above Welsh Baptist Sunday School were held on Sunday last. In the absence of the Rev. Thomas Humphreys (pastor) the meetings in the afternoon and evening were presided over by Mr. Tom Evans (Tel). At the after- noon meeting the following took part: — Recitations, Misses Sarah Ann James, Lily Oiwen Davies, Alice Maud Jenkins, Masters Wm. John Morgan, Wm. George Rees, Geo. James Matthews, Idwal Rees, Misses Tabitha James, Rosina James, Mary Morgan, Sarah James, Gertie Bry- ant, Katie Matthews, Bessie Isaac, Masters Trevor George, Tom R. Rees, Essex James, and Tasker Lewis. Songs were rendered by Misses Lizzie Florence Harries, Ceinwen Harries, Arianwen Davies, Master Evan David Harries, and Misses Mary Lizzie Griffiths and Maggie Ann Rosser. Duets were also sweetly rendered by Master David and Miss Gwladys George, and Misses Catherine Mary Lewis and Mary Jane Hughes. In the evening the following took part: — Mr. David Morgan read a portion of Scripture, which was followed with re- citations by Miss Rhoda Lewis and Master Essex James. A solo, was given by Arianwen Davies, and Mr. David John George and Miss Margaret Jane James then gave further recitations. The party, under the conductorship of Mr. M. George, gave a selection, and a song was given by Miss Morfudd Lloyd. Misses Hettie James, Winifred Evans, Annie Matthews, Gertie Evans, and Lizzie Mary Matthews gave further reci- tations, and a duet was sung by Misses Annie Jane Evans and Maggie Jones. The remainder of the programme was carried on a« follows: Solos, Misses L. Mary Hughes, Ceridwen Evans, Bronwen Lewis, Maggie Ellen Griffiths, and Mr. John James Matthews. Recitations, Miss Catherine Mary Lewis, Messrs. Morgan George, Evan Rees Evans, and John Griffiths. Duets, Misses Annie Jane Evans and Maggie Jones, and Miss Mary Williams and Miss M. A. Williams. LEO TURE .—•On Monday night the 4th of a series of lectures was delivered at the Public Hall, when the Rev. Z. Jones occupied the chair. The-subject on this occasion was, "Weisli Literature of the Dawn," which was treated in master- ly style by Mr. Timothy Lewis, B.A- Manchester University. He said that by choosing the subject he had vivid recol- lections of his early life, when he used to rise with the dawn to attend to the sheep under his oare on the mountain Rides of Cardiganshire. Continuing, he said that Wales of the 6th century was not devoid of Bards for it was then that Aneurin and Taliesin poured forth their songs. But it was in the 13th and 14th centuries that Wales took a leading part in the Dawn which spread over Europe. At that time Glamorgan was well fitted to be the birth-place of romantic poets, for then no collieries and other works marred its inspiring beauty, and. it was a signi- ficant fact that the only University at that time in Great Britain was the one at Llai-itwit Fardre, with over 2,000 students. At this time Rhys Goch, Tir Iarll, also filled the land with song. He was to Wales what Dante was to the Continent. He infused new thought into the minds of the people, and it was he who originated the emancipation of women, for they were considered as in- ferior beings at this period, as. one of n'e poets of that epoch described them: C( O! wise was the founder, And well said he: 'Where there are women Mischief must be.' Rhys Goch, however, did much to abolish this with his new song, and he was hailed as their deliverer. Dafydd Ap Gwilym at this period also poured forth his songs, singing to the swan, thrush, skylark, of the beauty of women and nature. The lecturer then read some of Dafydd Ap Gwilym's love songs, and eulogised his ode to the skylark. The new movement, however, was pre-emni- ently a religious one, and did much at that time to foster the cause of Christ- ianity. He then concluded by expressing the hope that Wales of the future would do more in the emancipation of humani- ty. A coi-dial vote of thanks to both lec- turer and chairman was proposed by Mr Joseph Jones, and seconded by Mr. Mor- gan Evans, which was carried with ac- clamation.
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Cwmbach. BETHANIA. On Sunday last the quarterly meetings in connection with the above Welsh Baptist Sunday School were held, when the afternoon and even- ing were devoted to the occasion. Mr. James Pardoe presided in the afternoon, and after the offering of a prayer and the singing of a hymn by the congrega- tion, the following programme was gone through:—Recitation of the 100th Psalm, Master Alfred Thomas; solo, Miss Esther Humphreys; recitations, Misses Keziah Evans and Peggy David, and Master Myrddin Thomas; duet, Master Brinley Griffiths and Miss Lizzie M. Thomas; re- citations, Master Thomas J. Edwards, Miss Sarah Ann Thomas, and Miss Catherine Jane Thomas. Misses Ann May Thomas and Lizzie Humphreys and Master Morgan Thomas then gave solos, and further recitations were delivered by Masters William Walters and Griffith Evans; and Misses Mary Jane Evans, Mary Ellen David, and Catherine Jane
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Gadlys. ACCIDENT.—A somewhat serious accident occurred in Gadlys-road, on Monday. As a horse and trap, the property of Mr Gregor, Ynyscynon, was being driven by the Park Schools, the horse suddenly bolted. The trap was upset, and its occupants, Mrs Gregor and a friend, were thrown to the ground, but luckily did not receive any serious injuries. Both the shafts of the trap were broken, and the horse, which had received severe bodily bruises, got loose, and bolted down the street. A child who was in the street was knocked down by the runaway, but did not sustain any serious injury. The horse turned out of Gadly's-road into Tudor- terrace, and there it was brought to a stand.
Godreaman. Replenish your household gods" with a good supply from Chas. Hill's Furni- ture Emporium, Court Room, Aberdare. PERFORMANCE.—A splendid repeti- tion performance of the cantata, H Bel- sliazzar's Feast" was rendered by the Noddfa United Choir at the Public Hall, Cwmaman, on Tuesday evening last. The choir numbers 70 voices in all, and the following artistes undertook their various parts as before: King Bel- shazaar," Mr. Lewis John Davies, Aber- aman; H Queen Nitocris," Madame Kate Williams (Llinos Gwalia), Mountain Ash; "Daniel," Mr. Llew Jones, Aberdare; Lord of the Court," Mr. Roger Wil- liams, Godreaman; "Lady of the Court," Madame Davies-Wall, Godre- aman; "Jewish Maidens," Misses Annie Williams, Elizabeth Thomas, and Annie M. Jones, Godreaman; "Companions of Daniel," Messrs. Joseph Price, John G. Jones, John Morris, Rees Jones, Roger Williams, Evan J. Davies, and Misses Esther Thomas, Mary Thomas, Sarah B. Thomas, and Beatrice Thomas; "Hana- niah," Mr. Thomas John OweD, Godre- aman. Mr. James Phillips undertook the work of reader admirably, and the accompanists were: Piano, Master Willie Jones, Fforchnool-road; orgaaist, Mr. Thomas Railton, Aberaman. The con- ductor was Mr. Thomas Morris, and the stage was under the management of Mr Rees Thomas, Cwmaman. The attend- ance was disappointing when compared with that of the previous occasion, but the performance itself was equally as good, if not better than before. Messrs. W. R. Morgan and Llew Jonee carried out the duties of treasurer and secretary respectively. HEBRON.—On Monday last tite annual tea-party in connection with the above church, was held, when an exceedingly largo number attended. The tables pre- sented a very neat appearance, and had been tastefully decorated witk a pro- fusion of flowers and other ornamenta^- tions. The following ladies presided throughout the afternoon:—Table No. 1. Mrs. Margaret Rees, Brynheulog-terrace, and Misses Annie and Maggie Sees. No. 2, Mrs. Margaret Rees, 96, Jubilee-road, and Mrs. Elizabeth Williams. No. 3, Mrs. Mary Ann Evans and Miss Mnyv Lizzie Evans. No. 4, Mrs. Amelia. Jen- kins and Miss Elizabeth Jenkits. No. 5, Miss Sarah Jonathan and Miss Mary Lizzie Jones. No. 6, Miss Noilie Jonef and Miss Mary Ann Bertram. No.7.. MDS. Rachel Jones and Mrs. M..1. Wil- liams. No. 8, Miss Martha Hewells and Miss Maggie Jane Bertram. The tea, sugar, and milk department was attend- ed to by Mrs. Amelia Jones and Mrs. Gwen Jenkins, whilst the bread and butter cutters were: Mrs. M. Green stock, Mrs. Mary Ann Jones, Mrs. Emily Jones, and Mrs. Mary Williams. Mes-iu William Roos, David Rees Morgan, and Daniel Jones, junior, attended to the disposal of the fruits, and Meoirs. Henry Evans and Daniel Morgan actod. a s cake- cutters. The fireman was Mr. Thomas Jones, Brook-street, and the door-keepers were: Messrs. Griffith Jenkins, Charles Jones, David John Jones, iitcl Edwin. Jones. The secretarial duties had been satisfactorily carried out by Mr. Edgar Williams, and the duties of treasurer de- volved upon Mr. David Morgan, Brook- street. This tea was a unique event in the history of the church. tits whole of the tea-services that were used being the property of the church itself, which was an innovation introduced o. Monday last. Each cup and saucer bears the name" Hebron H stamped upon it, in the midst of a design which is illustra- tive of the C.M. General Assembly. These have been obtained chiefly thi, Ollrli the instrumentality and energetis efforts of the pastor, the Rev. J. Lewis.
Denunciation of the R.A.O.B. CWMBACH MINISTER SPBAKS OUT. In the course of his sermon on Sunday evening last, the R,ev. I). M D-ivies pastor of Bryn Seion Conjrre«atioini Church, made a slashing attach unon the members of the above Order. He was in- •iffr!, l 'T ,ref0rriuff to a recent funeral attended by members of the R.A.O.B. t? whilst returning with the K.A.U.B. procession from Mr.- D. M. Hughes's funeral on Easter Tuesday. h u g('nit'e,nai,1 remarked that he fe nf°fi6sef°t for the rites and ceremon- fTio L 1 Buffs because the majority of npml,ai1e/r (thouSh was to be re- i that not a11 of them) went to ri^i • .ln prder to liare a chance of in- gmg m strong drink on the way home-
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Evans. This brought the afternoon meeting to a close. In the evening Mr. Daniel Jones, Glanwern, presided, and 'the programme was devoted chiefly to the adults Recitations were given by Messrs David Doughton, T. Samuel, Alfred Grif- fiths, D. Edwards, J. J. James, Dan Owen, Edward Thomas, and John Jones. Solos were rendered by Mr. Eees James, Miss S. J. Richards, Mr Llewellyn David. Mr. W. R. Davies. and Miss S. A. Cur- now. Miss S. J. Richards and Miss. S. A. Curnow also gave a duet, and the Penuel Choir, under the conductorship of Mr. John Griffiths, also gave a rendering. The secretarial arrangements were car- ried out by Mr. Robert Jones. ST. MARY MAGDALENE'S. On Thursday the annual band of hope tea and entertainment took place at the National Schools. The weather was fine and the tea passed off very pleasantly. The arrangements were carried out by the Curate-in-Charge, the UeT. Henry Thomas, assisted by the following ladies: Mrs. Jarman, Mrs. D. J. Jarman, Mrs. W. Evans, Mrs. Pugsley, Mrs. Ford, Mrs. Davies, Mrs. Williams, and the Misses Katie Venables and Geraldine Evans. The catering was carried out by Mrs. Levi Lewis, Tirfounder-road. Visitors from Aberdare, namely, the Revs. W. Herbert Jones, Dewi Williams, and also Misses S. Cole, E. M. Thomas, and M. Rees, all of whom take part in the St. Elvan's and St. Mary's B1.ndit of Hope, were present- The evening's entertain- ment oonsisted of a concert and magic lantern. There was a nice programme, and the following were the artistes and their songs: Pianoforte solo, "Maiden's Prayer," Mr. J. M. S. James; recitation, "Jesus paid the fare," Miss Katie V en- ables; duet, "Sunshine and rain," Misses Diana Davies & Gwen Williams; recitation, The Violet," Master Cyril Lloyd; song, Hearts and Homes," Mr. J. M. S. James; recitation, "Somebody's mother," Misses B. Jarman, S. J. Davies, M. Langdon; song, "Poor old'Joe," Rev. Dewi Williams song, The Children's Home." Mrs. Collict; recitation, H Cur- few Bell," Miss S. A. Collins; duet, "Girls and Boys," Misuses Diana Davies and Gwennie Williams; reciting a Welsh piece, Master Bertie Sage; popular song, Rev. W. Herbert Jones; song, "Won't, you buy my pretty flowers," Miss Lititia I you buy my pretty flowers," Miss Li ti tin. I Parry; song, "The Cottage by the Sea," Mrs. "Collict^ recitation, Nellie's lie quest," Miss Jane Dudley; song, H Deio Bach," Rev. Dewi Williams; duet, "We are little sunbeams," Misses Jenny Lloyd and Blodwen Williams. The accompan- ists for the evening were Miss Geraldine Evana and Mr. J. M. S. James. The lantern was manipulated by Messrs. Fred Jones, J. Cable, and Willie Evans, and-the slides, which were very interest- ing, had been kindly lent by Miss Minna Thomas, Waynes Arms, Aberdare. The t Eev. H. Thomas, Curate-in-Charge, pre- sided at the entertainment.