Abercynon Lad Drowned. A sad drowning fatality oc cured on Sat- urday evening in the Glamorgan Canal, between Cilfynydd and Abercynon, the victim breing a lad, Stuart Bowley (9), of Glancynon-terrace, Abercynon. The de. ceased was on his way from his aunt's at Cilfynydd, and was walking along the canal bank, when he slipped into the water. Two men, who were a long dis- tance away, noticed the deceased strug- gling in the water, and hurried to the spot, only to find that Bowley had dis- appeared. The Cilfynydd police were notified, and Sergeant Hopkins procured some grappling irons and recovered the body. The body was conveyed to the deceased's home by Sergeant E. Bees, Abercynon. Much sympathy is felt with the bereaved family, An inquest was held on Tuesday. The evidence was that whilst a man, named Gabe, was walking along the canal bank in the evening he noticed something bub- bling in the water and what he fancied ap- peared like a hand. Upon approaching nearer he could see nothing, but sent for, the police, whilst he stood watching, and ultimately Police-sergeant Hopkins, re- covered the body, which was then quite lifeless.—A verdict of Accidentally drowned was returned.
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Letters to the Editor. TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS. ANXIOUS—We will reply to you v.Hen you entrust to us your proper name and address. POWER OF THE FEDERATION. Sir,—In acceding to the request of the members of the Miners' Federation, to employ none but unionists, the Ocean Coal Co. are but doing openly what has been secretly done at other collieries for some time past. The power of the Federation has grown phenomenally of late, and it is probable that ere long non-unionists in South Wales will be- come as extinct as the Dodo. It will be remembered that the Powell Duffryn Co. made some sort of a compromise to the Federation when the last strike occurred at Aberaman. An offer, which was not deemed definite enough, was also made by the Cwmaman Coal Co. Thus it will be seen that whereas a few years ago the coal-owners and their henchmen-the managers, overmen, &c. —looked with favour upon men who would have nothing to do with the Fed- eration, now it is very different. It is improbable that any stoppage will again take place at the Marquis of Bute's col- lieries, not because bir William has bowed the knee, or is likely to bow the knee, to the workmen's oganisation, but because the officials know that he will not be tri- fled with regarding such stoppages, and that should such stoppages occur, he will close the collieries which will then leave the officials without situations. The Ocean Coal Co has, therefore, set the lead manfully, a lead which, I hope, will be adopted openly and not secretly. at other collieries.—I am, etc., SESAME.
Penderyn Tragedy. MAN EATEN ALIVE BY VERMIN An inquest was held by the Coroner (Mr R. W. Jones) at the Lamb Hotel, Penderyn, on Friday afternoon touching the death of David John. Dr. Thomas of Hirwain, said that he was called to deceased about 11 o'clock on Wednesday night. He found him in an unconscious condition.. He had a big cut on his head, but the skull was not fractured. There were bruises on his legs. There were maggots in the cut on his head and also in one of his eyes. The bruises appeared to have been caused by accident. Elizabeth John, the widow of the de- ceased, who wept bitterly in giving her evidence, said that deceased was 41 years of age and the father of two children. On the 3rd inst. he left home. He stated that he was not sure whether he would go to look for work at a quarry or go and work on the hay. He promised to be back that evening. Her husband had been out of work owing to a strike at the quarry. He did not return that night. In the morning she told her neighbours of her husband having not returned home, whereupon they told her to let matters be because he would be sure to return shortly. As he did not return on Sunday and on Monday she went to some men in the village and asked them to go in search of her hus- band. They declined because they were busy at the time. She did not inform the police until Wednesday. Her hus- band was brought home on Wednesday evening last and died the following day. The Coroner at this point said that there had been a sericus neglect on the part of witness in not having taken steps earlier to find deceased as he had prom- ised to be back on the same night. He sympathised with the widow but she ought to have reported to the police. William Kemys, Pontneathvaughan, said that he met the deceased on the 3rd inst in Pontneathvaughan. They went into the White Horse publichouse together. Witness gave him some beer and some bread and cheese. Deceased told him that he was in search of work. Witness then promised him two or three days' work on his farm if he came up with witness. Deceased refused this offer on the ground that he promised his wife to be home that night. Witness, who was accompanied by Mrs Harris, the landlady of the White Horse, then left the deceased who proceeded to walk towards Penderyn. Witness noticed that he was in a very depressed condi- tion when they left him. William Jones, Green Cottage and Jno. Jones, Gwalia House, spoke to finding, deceased lying amongst some ferns below a precipice. P.S. Davies, of Cefn. said that he went to the place where deceased had been found. He found the clothing strewn about the ground, They also came across a pool of blood among some ferns. The path along the top of the precipice was about 20 feet from where the body of the deceased was found. The Coroner summed up, and said it was one of the saddest cases he had ever inquired into. The jury returned a verdict as fol. lows We are unanimously of opinion that the deceased met his death from the injury on his head caused by the fall from the precipice while on his return from Pontneathvaughan, and that death was accelerated by exposure after the accident. We are further of opinion that the Coroner should censure Mrs John for not having organised a search party sooner to go and look for her hus- band, inasmuch that he did not return on Tuesday evening as he promised. The Coroner read the verdict to Mrs John who on hearing it burst out crying. According to the two discoverers' story, when John's wife became very anxious as to his whereabouts, they undertook to walk over the mountain from Penderyn in the direction of Pont-Neath-Vaughan. When they reached the Dinas Rock, "on Cilhepste Mountain, they found him ly- ing on the bottom of a steep declivity. His trousers, boots, and stockings were lying some 50 yards away. When they got in sight the unfortun- ate man raised his hand as if making a signal for help, but when they reached him he was unable to articulate a word. His body was badly bruised as if by a fall, and there were several deep cuts on the head. His eyes were swollen, but whether they were gone or not is not known. One of the men at once proceeded to the village of Pont-Neath-Vaughan for some brandy and also to Glynneath, for a doc- tor. Here Dr. Dyke at once accompanied him to the spot where the man lay: and he ordered him to be taken home. There was no money on the body nor in the clothes. On the bank of the river was found a silver watch and chain and a man's hat, stick, and pipe at various points along the bank where he must have tumbled <!• vn. The funeral > David John took place on Saturday ev nig, thi; interment being at Penderyn Church. The body was carried on tiie shoulders of comrades and friends to the church, where the Rev LI. Jenkins, the rector, officiated. The widow was prostrate with grief and had to be carried away from the graveside.
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The Church In Wales." LECTURE AT ABERDARE. This was the subject of anaddre68 de- livered on Monday evening at the Me- morial Hall, Aberdare, by the Rev. R. T. Jones, Vicar of Glancgwen, Bethesda. The chair was occupied by Mr. W. R. Protheroe, who remarked that the sub- ject was a. timely and an interesting one. The meeting' was opened with a spirited rendering of Eglwys Cymru (by the Rev. Joseph John. St. Lythan's) to the air of "March of the Men of Harlech." The Rev. R. T. Jones said that they as Churchmen deserved a little credit for what they did to religion in the past. It was the Mother Church that had borne the burden and the heat of the day,, but now others, were entering into her labours. He would not, however, appeal to what the church had done in the past. He would deal with what it was € doing at the present day. In the valley of Aberdare there were many proofs of the current activity of the church. The enemy was at the door, an attack would soon be made on the Church and its en- dowments. To be successful in repelling these attacks two things were essential— unity and loyalty. He believed that the attack made on the Church Schools as well as on the Church had tended to unite all the forces of the Church. In the year 1894 Mr. Asquith introduced his Suspensory Bill, which was, however, lest, and w'hich also drove the Liberal Government out of power. At that time Archbishop Benson instituted a com- mittee for Church Defence and also for Church Instruction. The inner secret of the present Church Commission was un- known. The member for Carnarvon Boroughs disclaimed the paternity of that Commission, and tried toMatlier it on Mr. Asquith. The Prime Minister, however, was not prepared to disestab- lish the Church off hand, and appointed the Church Commission in order to shelve Disestablishment and throw dust into the eyes of innocent Welsh Liberal electors. Now the political Noncons. of Wales could see through the strategy of the Liberal Government. The present Government had been described as a most "squeezable" one, and perhaps eventually the Government would yield to the squeezing entreaties of its cup porters, and introduce a Disestablish- ment or a Suspensory Bill. Hitherto Churchmen could congratulate them- selves on the course the Commission had taken. This question of Disestablish- ment was not to be determined by the voteat of Welsh electors alone, but by the voice of the electorate of the United Kingdom. Now the Government pro- mise war,, "If Parliament runs its nor- mal course a measure of Disestablish- ment will be introduced." Therefore it behoved all Churchmen to he ready by the time the attack would be made. In the present crisis what were they as Churchmen to do? Let them re-estab- lish the old committees in each parish. He hoped that they would establish one in Aberdare, and that every Churchman and Churchwoman would join. If all the Churchmen of Wales were to unite and consolidate their forces Disestablish- ment would never come. (Hear, hear.) In addition to the parochial committees, there should be central representative committees in each diocese, and these should set about it to form a uniform common policy. The speaker claimed that Disestablishment and Disendowment would be a loss not only to the Church but to the nation. No political party could, however, deprive the Church of the best portion of its inheritance. No Liberal Party could rob the Church of its apostolic origin, of its sacraments, of its name and character. (Applause.) Mr. John Davies moved the following i,es.oliition: That this meeting is of the opinion that a National Church De- fence Committee should be formed con- sisting of representatives of the four Welsh dioceses." Mr. David Morgan seconded. He wished to repudiate the assertion that the Church in Wales was an alien one. The resolution was carried nem. con.* Mr. T. Lloyd, Churchwarden, moved a. vote of thanks to the lecturer for com- ing from the North to the South to speak in defence of the Church. The Church was one in the North, South, East, and AVest. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Lewis Harris seconded. The Rev. E. Lloyd, Llansadwrn, in sup- porting, said he was pleased to, see such enthusiasm among the Welsh Church- men of Aberdare. If they as Churchmen stood on the rock of justice and demand- ed their rights, they would be sure to obtain them, and the Church would not be disestablished. On the proposition of the Rev. R. T. Jones, seconded by Mr. W. Harris, the chairman was also thanked.
Football Notes. BY SPECTATOR." ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL. FINAL TRIAL OF THE ABERDARE TOWN A.F.C. Judging by the large crowd of Soccer- ites who made their appearance on the famous battle fieldaf former Dare Clubs, Association football ought to prove a financial success in the ensuing season. Success depends largely upon the newly selected committee, but I have been in- formed that nothing will be left undone in their efforts to put in the field an eleven which will do credit and not lower the prestige of the game in the town where Association football has built up such a name for itself. <7 < £ Tom D. Jones, the secretary of the new undertaking, has received about 150 to 200 applications from players, and many were from first-class men. Bill Boultou (of Staple Hill and Aberaman), who played such a great game against Tre- harris last season, applied for a position at back. If he has been signed on, the Aberdare Club are to be congratulated on their brilliant capture. The following elevens took part in the trial:—Reds: Goal, Brownhill, Birming- ham; backs, L. Nash (Newport) and W. Bculton (Staple Hill and Aberaman); half becks, W. Hasketh (Wrex- ham), Fred Griffiths lAvonmouth), and Sam Parker (Aberdare?); forwards, J. Holland (Bristol), Parkels (Stourbridge), H. Wyldes (Rotherham), D. E. Price (Aberystwyth), and 'Ted Woollacotte CAberdare). Stripes: Goal, H. Banks (West Bromwich Albion Reserves); backs, A. Goodwill (Burton), M. Taylor t.ol); half-backs, J. Aitken (Cardiff), Dan Thomas (Cwmaman), and W. Booke (Staple Hill); forwards, Yank Powell (Newport), J. Rooke \Staple Hill), W. Smith (Shireampton), Tom Daniel Jones (Aberaman), and Jenkins (Llanfaes Bri- gade). In the absence of Mr. Geo. Mercer, Mr .Tarman (CVmbach) officiated as referee. The game in itself needs no comments Suffice it to sa.y the Stripes won by 2 goals to 1. Jack Rooke for the Stripes scored from a penalty, and was nearly successful from several good shots. The man that took the eye was undoubtedly Hasketh, a left-half from Wiexham. He never gave Yank Powell an opportunity to show his real form. No doubt Horace Blue's recommendation is sure to find a permanent position in the eleven. Hol- land, a. midget from Bristol, on Satur- day's form, is worth his place, and many of the spectators favour the inclusion of his partner, Parkes, as' inside left. Grif- fiths, the centre half, did not come up to expectations, Danny Thomas, the old Cwmaman captain, being, on the day's play, the better man. But one cannot judge a player on his first, appearance, and perhaps Griffiths will show a glinip-so of his real form on Saturday, when Mar- dy will be the visitors at the New Ath- letic Grounds. <■> -0- The game was thoroughly enjoyed by the thousand odd spectators, and when one considers the fact that the players were giving of their he.t, the exhibition was far from being an individual one. Mr. Jack Dean, who took such an active part in Soccer football some few years ago, is again about and doing, and mak- ing his presence felt. When Jack sets about a thing he does not let the grass grow under his feet. <7 <7 Aberdare Soccerites are delighted by the glowing accounts of Billy ingham, the sterling centre forward. According to reports, his dashing funs between the backs, which were a great feature of his play when in the Dare ranks, pleases the Plymouth Argyle supporters immensely. The large crowd who witnessed the Aber- aman v. Aberdare match some few years ago will not forget his brilliant in- dividual effort which opened the scoring in that memorable game. RUGBY. BY "MUDDIED OAF." It seems to me that the game has not been taken up seriously yet within the Mountain Ash District because the sum- merlike weather which we were blessed with last Saturday put all thoughts of foctball aside. However, the authorities of the Mount senior fifteen engineered a Practice Match which was held on Saturday before a fair attendance. The contestants were the Captain's XV. ver- sus a team of picked men from the dis- trict. The game hardly came up to ex- pectations. Nevertheless we shall see a real beginning next Saturday, when the team will play their opening match raider the auspices of the Glamorgan League. It is rumoured that the popu- lar half-back, Wyndham Jones, has once more declined a pressing invitation to go up North." This is encouraging news tc the supporters of the "Old Firm." The team's chances for the possession of the Glamorgan League Cup seem to be as rosy as ever. As the only Senior Rugger fifteen in the Aberdare Valley, the team ought to command support. I learn that the Aberdare and District Rugby League will have more teams affiUated to its body this year than ever. The League will take part in the Cup Competition for Junior Rugby Leagues, a. contest that has been organized by the members of the Welsh Football Union with the object of fostering the "hand- ling code" amongst the rising junior clubs of all grades and standards. There will also be a. series of Inter-League matches when the Local League will shortly have to meet the representatives of the Rhondd-i League. The working arrangements of the League is in the dili- gent hands of Mr. Jack Rees, W.R.U., Aberaman. Mr Rees was connected with the League last year, and has also taken an active part in teams of a similar grade in Pembrokeshire. I wish Mr. Rees every success. The Aberaman Cynon Stars R.F.C. will again don their fighting jerseys this season to take part in the local league en- gagements. The team will be strengthen- ed by several new players. The head- quarters are at the Lamb and Flag Hotel. The Cynon Stare team will be the only Rugger body at Aberaman this season. Lovers of the game will be able to witness performances by the expon- ents of both codes at Michael's Field. The club's secretarial duties will be dis- charged by Mr. Tom Williams, 12, Gla- morgan-street, Aberaman, and the team has also entered the local league contest. On Saturday last a trial match was played, when an interesting game was witnessed. Dai Williams, who formerly played at half-back, will henceforth be seen to advantage at full-back, whilst the half-back line will now be occupied by Messrs. Tom Miles and Edwards, two clever halves who always know when their three-quarters require nourishing. 4>- The Trecynon Windsors entertained a team from Cwmaman on Saturday at the Park', when the game resulted in a run- away victory for the Trecynon boys by 11 goals to nil, which works out at a goal per man. This is the Windsor's second victory this season, and if they keep up their present form they will be able to dc some really smart work. Next Satur- day the Aberaman Wanderers will wan- der to the Park to try their luck against these redoubtable Trecynon goalgetters. The Aberdare Crescents will not have it all their own way this season, for the Aberaman Excelsiors are bent on secur ing the league trophy at all costs. The position of goal-keeper will again be held by the capable Frank Bennett. Bennett during the summer months played as a professional cricketer for the Llwynypia Eleven, and also in the ranks of the Aberaman C.C. when they won the Glamorgan League. At full-back we shall see Jack Thomas, who formerly played for the Gadlys Rovers, whilst the half-back division will be occupied by new men in the persona of Gwilym Parry, iate of Aberystwyth, and Pugh, also of the Gadlys Rovers. The former line will also include D. H. Parry, brother to Gwilym, who also needs no introduction, and a Bristol man in t'he person of Motley will strengthen the front line. In all probability, Dai Tom Williams will be again chosen as cap- tain, whilst his brother, Jonah Wil- liams, has once more undertaken the secretarial duties. The headquarters are at the Castle Hotel. A trial match was played by the team last Saturday at Michael's Field. We may see some fine performances by the team ere long. What are the Aberaman Stars doing, I wonder? Could Tommy Bowen, the new secretary, acquaint us with the > courses of the Stars ? < £ r~ The promoters of the Aberdare School- boys' League intend placing the age limit at thirteen year". This will be no doubt greatly appreciated by the lads and their teachers, who have hitherto been greatly handicapped in having to play against boys of all sizes and ages. This step will enable all thee schools to compete for the Shield with an equal chance, and the matches ought now to be productive of interesting exhibitions. Rumour saith that the League will become affiliated to the Schoolboys' Football Association. Then local lads will have a, chance of earning national honours.
Error of Judgment. ABERCYNON MAN KILLED. Mr R. J. Rhys held an inquest at the Holly-bush Hotel, Nelson, on Saturday touching the death of Charles Powell Jones, the young man killed in the Spion Kop" heading in the Abercynon North Pit. Mr W. P. Nicholas held a Federation brief, and there were also present Mr Bruce Jones (manager) and Mr William Saint (assistant-inspector of mines). Edward Steadman, timberman at the North Pit, told the coroner that the deceased was working with him in the Croyshed. A tram overtook deceased, and directly afterwards witness found Jones quite dead by the side of the trolley. He (witness) thought the de- ceased was struck by some of the lift. heavy timber on the trolley, which was over the rails, but not capsized. There was no manhole near. David Rees, of Quakers' Yard, the night fireman, explained that the tram broke loose, and another 50 yards fur- ther struck into deceased. Two shackles were left on the timber trolley and one wibh the journey. It was his own idea to use the shackles. The regular rider was not in, and he thought for safety he would do it himself. The Coroner For safety ? Queer safe- ty. The regular rider would have done it had he been in work ?-I don't know sir. Could you have sent this trolley in on the rope ?-It was an error of judg- ment on my part. I won't do it again. The Coroner I daresay not. Witness went on to explain that he could have sent the trolley on the rope, but as there were men coming out it would have caused delay. The shackles were not broken, so the pin must have dropped out. It was quite an exception- al thing for witness to use shackles. The Inspector: In coupling these shackles, if they twisted they would be- come horizontal ?—Yes. Don't you think you could have real. ised the danger ? The Coroner: Oh, he couldn't. He does now. Mr Bruce Jones, the manager, said the gradient was from 1 to It, except at one spot, where it was nearly level. It was possible that the trams blocked toge- ther and became loose, or a little bit of dirt got on the rail. The Coroner: Supposing you had been standing there, would you have acquiesced in the use of these three shackles ?—Most certainly not. The Coroner declared that the evid- ence was very plain. The boy was standing at the place where there was at the least amount of room. What the jury had to consider was whetner the fireman was culpably negligent. The man had made a clean breast of it and, to use his own words, had made an error of judgment." It was almost like wilful murder, but people made those mistakes. It was for the jury to say whether the man was criminally negligent or that it was a mistake. Mr J. W. England (foreman) said that the jury considered the affair accidental, and exempted the fireman from blame, as he did it for the best. The Coroner: Well, if this case proves anything, it proves the danger of using makeshifts. This might have served the purpose fifty times, but the only hope I can exprees ia that people- officials or anyone else,. I don't care which- won't use makeshifts.
St. Mary's, Aberdare. On Sunday, Sept. 8th, the festival in celebration of the birth of St. Mary was observed at St. Mary's Welsh Church, Aberdare. In the evening the Rev. E. R Davies, curate of Dowlais, preached. Services were held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, the preachers respectively being the Rev. J. Evans, Vicar of New Tredegar; the Rev. T. Twynog Davies, Dowlais; and the Rev. D. Thomas, Vicar of Resolven. On Thursday the anioial. tea meeting was held at the Constitutional Hall. Trayholders: Mrs. Protheroe, Pare Uchaf; Mrs. Williams, Brynhyfryd; Mrs. Bunce. Wind-street; Mrs. G. Pon- tin, Gloster-street; Mrs. Griffiths, Aber- nant-road; Mrs. Harris, Jenkin-street; Mrs. Meredith, Gadlys-street; Mrs. Owen, Weatherall-street; Mrs. Williams, Glanant-street; Mrs. Rees, Glan-road, and Mrs. Rees, Oxford-street; Misses C. J. Evans, Bute-street, and S. J. Thomas, Glanant-street. Cutters-up: Mrs. Jen- kins, Cardiff-road; .Mrs. Rees, Weather- all-street; Mrs. Evans, Pembroke-street; Mrs. Jenkins, South Avenue; Mrs. Grif- fiths, Oak-street; Mrs. Williams, Oak Inn; Mr. Sam Edwards, Bute-street. Secretary, Mr. Dan Davies, 3 Co-oper- ative Cottages. Treasurer, Mr. William Harris, Albert-street. Caterer, Mr. T. Lloyd, Com medial-street. In the evening a concert was held at the Memorial Hall, Mr. A. P. Jones, High Constable, presiding. The follow- ing was the programme:—Duet, "Over the Hawthorne Hedge," Misses Thomas and Hodges; song, « Won't go to school," Miss Edith Evans; song, « There's a land," Miss Marion Lewis; song, "Flee as a bird," Master Picton Evans; song, "Children's Home," Mas- ter W. J. Thomas recitation, « Gwerth 1.1 y Gymraeg," Mr. Albert Matthias; song, « Please, Mr. Conductor." Miss S. E. Lloyd; song, H Oun.; is a. happy home, Mr. T. Powell; action song, "Daffodils," party of young girls; recitation, "Y Carwr Helbulus," Mr. E. J. Kingsbury; song, "Coming through the Hye," Miss Julia Ingram; song, Juliana," Mr. Gus Preece; song, "The Holy City," Miss Maggie Evans; song and chorus, "Old Maids," party of six girls; song, "Myfi sy'n magn'r baban," Mi, Maggie Thomas; mouth organ flolo. Mr. F. Brough. "Fieii wlad fy nhadau" was sung',»the solo being taken by Mr. A. P. Jones The accompanists were Miss E. Edwards and Miss Lilian Williams. On Friday and Saturday the services were continued, the preachers respective- ly being the Rev. Albert Lewis, Llwyny- pia, and the Rev. W. Jenkin Jones, St. Fagan's. On Sunday morning, at 11, the service was intoned by the Rev. W. H. Jones, B.A., and Mr. J. Davies read the lessons. The preacher was the Rev. R. T. Jones, Vicar of Glanogwen, Bethesda. who gave a very lucid address on the words, And I hea i-d the voice of harpers harping with their harps," Rev. xiv., 2. The preacher referred to the harp as illustrative of man's nature. It was an instrument which was difficult to master. To dis- cipline one's self and to obtain self- mastery should be man's chief ambition. The harp was also an instrment the musi- cal capacity of which it was difficult to draw out. Similarly man possessed latent capabilities which were not alwayl developed by him. In the afternoon Mr. Jones addreeseo St. Mary's Sunday School. In the evening the rev. gentleroa preached again. The Kev. J. R- 1- Williams, B.A., intoned the service. 1& anthem, "Mor lliosog yw dy weitlireu", oedd," was sung by the choir. Mr. > R. Protheroe presided at the organ. It being the harvest thanksgiving val, several references were made by tp preacher to the duty of men to one praise to the Lord of the Harvest, appropriate hymns were sung- church had been profusely with fruit, vegetables, and evergreen^ with fruit, vegetables, and évergroonft.
Baptist Temperance Cymanfa. On Sunday and Monday the Aberdare and District Section of the Baptist Tem- perance Association held its annual festi- a't. On Sunday evening, at Bethel, Abernant, a lecture on Temperance Re- form was delivered by Mr. Gwilym Rees, Trecynon, in the absence of the Rev. W. Cynog Williams. Mr. Rees, in a most trenchant address, alluded to what great Welshmen such as Vicar Pritchard, Christmas Evans, and others, had done for Temperance in the past. Dealing with the resolution of the Baptist Con- ference at Llanelly urging all the churches to make total abstinence a con- dition of officer ship, he demanded the en- forcement of this resolution by the churches. Mr. D. Richards presided. On Monday the procession took place. The following churches were represent- ed:—Soar, Llwydcoed; Heolyfeiin; Gad- lys; Nebo, Cwmdare; Bethel, Abernant; and Calfaria, Aberdare. Having par- aded the principal streets, they halted near the fountain in Victoria Square, where they were addressed from the bal- cony of Mr. Miles's establishment by the Revs. J. Griffiths and E;. W. Davies, Ton. The united choir also sang Dewr- iou Filwyr Iesu," Mr. Daniel Griffiths conducting. Thence they proceeded to Calfaria Chapel, where a meeting was held, under the presidency of Mr J. Hop- kins, Llwydcoed. The following hymns and anthem were sung during the day: Goleu'n y Ffenestr," "Milwyr Dir- west," "Bring i Fyny," "Y Lili," Ymdrecha yn wrol," Dwr a'n ceidw'n iach," Baiier yr Oen," ■ Iesu'n para'r un" Tudraw i'r Cymyl Duon," Blodau'r 1esu," "Yr Iesu'n Caru Plant," "Mor liawddgar yw dy bebyll," Dewrion Filwyr Iesu," and "Y Faner Wen." At the evening meeting Guard- ian Morgan Williams, Abernant, pre- sided. Mr. W. H. Perkins was the or- ganist, and Mr. Daniel Griffiths was con- ductor at both meetings. In Goleu'n y Ffenestr," the solo was taken by Miss Blodwen Samuel, Abernant. In "Y Lili," a double duet was rendered by Misses Gwen Mary Morris, Maggie Jones, Edith Evans, and Maggie May Jones, four little girls from Cwmdare. Mrs. John, Heolyfelin. recited "The Terrible Drink." The chairman of the local committee of the Association is Mr. D. Richards, Aberdare; treasurer, Mr. M. Williams, Abernant; secretary, Mr. T. Thomas, Aberdare. The children were catechised by Mr Joseph Phillips, Heoly- felin, the catechism having been pre- pared by Meton. The Revs. J. Griffiths, E. W. Davies, W. Cynog Williams, and Meton took part in the two services. In the afternoon tea was given, the following ladies presiding:-Miss Sarah Rees, Cwmdare; Miss Mary Morgan, Llwydcoed; Mrs. Samuels, Mrs. Evaw, Mrs. Williams, and Miss Katie Wil- liams, Heolyfelin; Mrs. Harris, Gadlys; Mrs. Thomas, Trefor-street. Superin- tendent, Mr. Henry Davies. Cutters: Messrs. Gomer Griffiths, Thos. Thomas, Mrs. Morris, Mrs. Davies, Gadlys; Mrs. Humphreys, Abernant. In another de- partment the trayholders were: -Mis Jones and Miss Morris; Mrs. Morgan and Miss Morgan; Mrs. Morgan and Miss Williams; Miss Griffiths and Mrs. Elias. Cutters: Mr. E. G. Henton and Mr. Willie Jones; Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Ucyd, Mrs. Jones, and Miss Hetty Davies. Other tables were in charge of Miss Esther Morris, Miss Mary Lewis, Mrs. Williams, Miss Annie Henry, Miss Lizzie Williams, Miss Morgan and Miss Edivardi; Miss Richards and Miss Rees.
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