BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, and DEATHS. MARRIAGES. LEWIS—LLOYD.—On the 17th inst., at St. John's, Aberdare, by the 'Rev E. Lloyd, vicar of Llansadwrn (uncle of the bride), assisted by the Rev Dewi Williams, Edwin Albert, youngest son of the late John Lewis, Tredegar, to Becky, third daughter of Thomas Lloyd, Aberdare. TUDOR-WILLIAMS — RAKE. On Wednesday, September 18th, at St Fagan's Church, Aberdare, by the Rev R. Jones (vicar), G, Tudor- Williams, only son of D. Tudor- Williams, to Gladys, younger daugh- ter of G. Harwood Rake, Aberdare.
Cwmbach. AIR RIFLE MATCH. On Monday evening last an air rifle shooting match was held at the Ship and Castle, when a large number of competitors entered. In the semi-final there was some close shooting, Messrs. Gomer Stephens, Aber- a man, and W. Roach, Cwmbach, coming ties with 31 each. In the final, 'however, the standard of the shooting fell off con- siderably, and the result in the end wa.s: 1st (winner of gold medal), Mr. W. Roach, 29; 2nd (silver medal), Mr Gomer Stephens, 28; 3rd (silver medal), Mr. Bert Haslow. INTERMENT.—On Thursday last the funeral of Mrs. Gwenllian Hughes took place at the Aberdare Public Cemetery. The deceased was but 34 years of age, and was the wife of Mr. John Hughes, Panty- blodau, and the daughter of Mrs. Jen- kins, Margaret-street, Trecynon. She had made many friends at Cwmbach, and her departure will be keenly felt, par- ticularly in Church circles. There was a large concourse of people present, and the choir of Bryn Seion Congregational Church, under the conductorship of Mr. David R. Davies, A.C., rendered the following hymn-tunes en route to the Cemetery: "Aberystwyth," "Nazar- eth," Alexander," Lausanne," and Bydd myrdd o ryfeddodau." The bur- ial obsequies at the house and graveside were conducted by the Rev. D. M. Davies, pastor of Bryn Seion, whilst the Rev. J. Grawys Jones, Ebenezer, Trecynon; also spoke a few words at the graveside. The mourners were: Mr. John Hughes, widower; Mrs. Jenkins, mother: Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Thomas, sister and brother-in-law; Master Thomas John Thtmas, nephew; Miss Katie Jenkins, sister; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Jenkins, mother and sister-in-law; Rev. Edmund Davies, Port Talbot, cousin; Mr. and Miss Davies, Port Talbot, second cou- sins Mr. and Mrs. James Hughes, mother-in-law; Mrs. Hughes, mother-in- jaw; Miss Mary Hughes, sister-in-law; Mr. Morgan Hughes, brother-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. Rees Lloyd, cousins.
Services for Sunday Next. Tabernacle Cong. Church. JL Aberdare. Services at 11 and 6. Sunday School at 2.30. Preacher, Rev, J. M. Jones. M.A., (pastor.) HIGHLAND Place Unitarian Church jn Aberdare. Services at 11 and 6. Sunday School, 2.30.—Preacher, Rev. M. Evans, pastor, Gwyl Flynyddol Seion, Aberdar, Sul a Llun, Medi 22 a'r 23, 1907, Gwasanaetliir gan y Parchedig Brif- fardd enwog J. CADVAN DAVIES, Aberystwyth, ar Parch. J. D. JONES, Tre'rddol (gynt Aberdar). Trefn yr oedfaon Sul am 10.30, 2 a G. Llun am 10.30, 2.30 a 6.30. Cesglir yn mhob oedfa.
Hirwain. POLICE.—P.C. Hamer, Hirwain, of the Breoonshire Constabulary, has re- tired from the force after 12i years' ser- vice, owing to ill-health. NEBO PULPIT was occupied on Sun- day by Mr. John Edwards, a native of Bhigos, who is a (student at the Old College Grammar School, Carmarthen, and is preparing for the Congregational ministry. His edifying sermons were listened to with intense interest. THE ANNIVERSARY SERVICES of the English Wesleyan Church were held on Sunday last, when eloquent sermons were preached by the Rev W. Calvert, Aberdare, and the Rev E. Davey Thomas, Hirwain, to large congregations. The singing was under the direction of Mr Frank Collier, while Mr Eddy ably offici- ated at the organ, DEATH.—Much sympathy is expressed with Mr and Mrs Thos. Jones, Brecon road, upon the sudden demise of their little boy, Rees, who passed away on Thurs- day morning last, after only a few hours illness, at the age of six years. The inter- ment took place on Saturday at Penderyn Churchyard, the officiating ministers being the Rev E. Davey Thomas, Wesleyan Min- ister, and the Rev Ll. Jenkins, rector of Penderyn. WEDDING.—On Tuesday morning a. pretty wedding was solemnised at Eben- ezer Congregational Church, Swansea, the contracting parties being Mr. Evan James, High-street, Hirwain, and Miss Annie Rools, Brynhyfryd, Swansea. The bride was charmingly dressed, and was attended by Miss Rachel Bees (sister) and Miss Mary Davies, Hirwain, as brides- maids, while Mr. Tom Jones, Kendon Farm, Hirwain, acted as best man. The Rev. W. James, pastor, conducted the interesting ceremony, which was wit- nessed by a fair congregation. G.W.R. TEMPERANCE -UNLION.-At the meeting on Sunday there was a very good attendance, and Mr. J. Davies, examiner, Pond, provided the following most enjoyable programme:—Solos, Mrs. Dan Davies, Miss A. A. Roderick, Mr. Wm. Walters, and Mr. H. Pitt. Ad- djess, Mr. Ben Thomas. Recitations: Master W. Price, Mrs. R. H. Cole, and Mr. D. Williams. Mr. D. Jones occu- pied the chair, supported by Mr. J. Mey- lor. Mr. F. Collier presided at the har- monium. Sympathy was expressed for a member, Mr. R. Johnson, in his sad bereavement, the loss of a little girl. ACCII)ENT.-An accident befel coun- cillor L' T. Bowen whilst he was engaged as a. haulier at the Merthyr Aberdare Colliery on Tuesday night week. He was driving a horse and empty tram into the workings about 10.30 that night, when the horse's collar touched the roof, bring- ing down a huge stone, which fell on the horse's back, causing him to fall. Mr. Bowen was caught between the tram and the stone, and for a time could not ex- tricate himself. He sustained injuries to his hips, and there were bruises on his head and back and legs. Fortunately they were not serious, and Mr. Bowen was able to walk home with the aid of a. stick. Had the stone fallen on Mr. Bowen, the result would probably have been fatal. The horse was badly injured. DEATH. With sincere regret we chronicle the death of Miss Beckie L. Johnson, the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Johnson, Gwynfa House, which took place very suddenly on Thursday, at the early age of 13 years, in Fritwell, Oxfordshire, whither she and her sister had gone for a holiday. Much sympathy is expressed with tlhe, mournful parents. The funeral, which took place on Satur- day last, at Fritwell, was very largely attended. The deceased's parents are natives of the district. The last rites of rf spect were performed. by the Rev. J. Li. Meredith. The coffin ws covered with beautiful wreaths, which had been sent from various parts. Young Beckie was much respected and esteemed at Hir- wain. The manner in which shesthrew herself into Christian work at St. Lleur- wg's Church was admired by all. Just prior to her going away, the deceased had sat at an examination in music for the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music, which she suc- cessfully passed with honours, but sad to relate she did not live.to know the re- sult of her success. In pianoforte play- ing she had become most accomplished. HIRWAIN TECHNICAL CLASSES.— On Saturday, Sept. 14th, the students of the Hirwain Machine Construction, Drawing, and Applied Mechanic Classes together with the Resolven Classes, jour- neyed to Cardiff to view the well-known Steel Works belonging -to Messrs. Guest, Keen, and Nettlefolds, Ltd. The party consisted of 35, with the teacher, Mr. David Hart, Hirwain, who has passed his a City Guild' examination. The party, having been portioned off into 3 lots. were slbown around the works with the greatest courtesy by the officials, everything being explained, from the raw Bilbas ore to the finished steel-plates ready for shipment. The party were taken on top of the No. 1 Furnace, which stands 110 feet high, and were the witnesses of the finishing charges which "have made a world's record for any week of molten metal. The metal was seen being run off into "pigs," and then re- melted, put into the Talbot furnaces, rolled, pressed, and cut into required length, then it was sent into the rolling mills to be made, into plates. Afterwards the party were, taken into the testing house, and were shown thf) process of testing which a. piece of each plate has to undergo. After leaving: the works the whole of the party went to the Central Hotel and had dinner. After dinner Mr. Cryer reviewed the whole of the pro- cess of making the. steel plates, special remarks being made about the new plant which is now being installed costing ap- proximately £ 175,000.. The process of ab- stracting all the moisture out of the air previous to it,s being utilized for blast- ing purposes is estimated to save 100,000 tons of coke per annum, together with improving the quality of the metal. Mr. Hart proposed a vote of thanks for the trouble which Mr. Cryer had taken with the party. This was (heartily seconded and supported by Mr. G. Seftcn and Mr. Chas. Le'duc, Hirwain, and Mr. Nichol, Resolven. Mr. Cryer in response said that the work was in reality a delight to him, as his so-le desire, was to promote the welfare of the young men who would lend themselves to Irs training. (Cheers) The party then visited and viewed the interior of the Cardiff New Town Hall and Law Courts, and other places of in- terest in Cardiff. The trip was an intel- lectual treat to the students whose winter course of study is about to commence. We wish the classes further 'successes. RETIREMENT. — Mr. J. Atherton, who has been a, foreman at Gelli Tarw Junction, Hirwain, for 24 years, has just retired from the Great Western Rail- way's employ after close on 40 years' service. He had endeared himself to all his fellow employees, and his genial presence will be missed by all who came in contact with him. Mr. Atherton joined the company's service in 1869, and consequently formed an interesting link with the past. Naturally he has many quaint experiences to relate concerning the primitive methods of the early seventies. He was first employed as shunter at North Dock, Swans; and in the following, year removed to Aberdare as a brakesman, to be very quickly pro- moted to head goods guard. In those days there were no break vans provided on goods trains, and the guard? had to ride on the wagons and jump from truck to truck to apply the breaks, this being accompanied with much danger, espec- ially at night. Oftentimes when coming from the Dare Branch with a train of coal he had ben glad to ride on the buffers to shelter from the blinding dust and smoke. Perhaps the most exciting run in the district was down the famous Glyn Neath bank. Many times he start- ed the train from the top in total dark- ness, and as the train descended, jumped from truck to truck applying the breaks, and before reaching the bottom the whole train would be well lit up with sparks from the old wooden break blocks. Mr. Atherton had the distinction of working the first coal train that was run direct to Swindon and London from Aberdare. He also well remembers the whole of the Vale of Neath line being broad gauge as far as Middle Duffryn. In 1883 he gave up the trains and came to Gelli Tarw as foreman, but he has always made Aber- dare his home, where he has also taken a deep interest in the friendly society movement, and has been a trustee for the Oddfellows' Lodge for many years. Mr. Atherton intends settling at lusk, and carries with him the very heartiest wishes of al his officers and fellow em- ployees.
Trecynon. DEATH.—On Saturday last Mr. David Jenkins, Belle Vue, passed away after an illness of six months. He leaves a blind widowed mother. The funeral took place on Wednesday.
Gadlys. BETHEL.—At this place of worship on Sunday excelent sermons were preached by the Rev. E. T. (Davies, Abertridwr. Appropriate hymns were sung by large congregations. Mr. W. H. Jones was at the organ. v BIBLE CLASS.—It is intended to start an Undenominational Welsh Bible Class for Trecynon and district on Tuesday next, September 24th, at 8 p.m., at Bethel, Gadlys. All interested in Bibli- cal studies are invited to join. Teacher, Rev. J. M. Jonen, M.A., Tabernacle. Sec. pro. tern., Mr. David S. Davies.
Aberdare. PRIZE DRAWING (Oak Inn, Wind- street).—Winning Numbers: 1st, 1819; 2nd, 542; 3rd, 167; 4th, 1379; 5th. 1177; 6th, 573; 7th, 466; 8th, 1226; :)th, 79; 10th, 217; 11th, 405; 12th, 253; 13tli, 204; 14th, 1201; 15th, 428; 16th, 1118; 17th, 1019; 18th, 1321. Note: All prize-win- ners must make their claims to the secre- tary, Mr. A. J. Woollacott, 17, Violet- street, Aberaman, on or before Septem- ber 30th, 1907, after which date prizes will be forfeited. Prize winning tickets must be produced, as no verbal state- ment will be accepted. ACKNOWLEDGMENT.—Mr. W. R. Haylings, and sons, desire to thank their many friends for the sympathy shown to them in their sad trial. ST. ELV AN'S.-At the Sunday evening service the canticles were. sung to Clare in D, and the sermon was preached by the Rev. W. II. Jones, B.A. Mr. Webb was at the organ. SOAR.—The friends at Soar Congrega- tional Church are preparing for their winter work, and it is their intention to have the Rev. Peter Price, B.A., Dowlais, to open the session with a lecture on Ieuan Gwynedd." A strong committee has been selected to carry on the work, and at a. meeting of that body held last Sunday it wa6 decided that a moustre eisteddfod be held on Christmas Day. 1 NTE.RMENT.—The funeral (strictly private) of Mr. W. Carlyie Hay lings, who was found dead on the monnttain last Sunday; took placo on Tuesday shortly after the inquest was held. The inter- ment was at Aberdare Cemetery, and the mourners were Mr. W. R. Hay lings (de- ceased's father),, Messrs. Paul and David Haylings (brother). The Rev. AL Evans. Aberdare, officiated. OBITUARY.—We regret to record the death of Mr. J. T. Jones, compositor, Tarian Office, 'which took place on Wednesday of last week at Bethesda, Carnarvonshire. Deceased had been ail- ing for a long time, and had to give up work at the commencement of the year. Deceased was a member of Soar Church. The funeral took place last Saturday at Bethesda. Deceased leaves a widow and one child, to whom we extend our sym- pathy. BAND'S SUCCESS. At the recent band contest at Glastonbury, out of five competing bands, the Aberdare Town Band, conducted by Mr. J. Manley, car- ried off the first prize in the open section. In announcing that the Aberdare Band would stay over Sunday, and give two concerts in the Abbey House Grounds, Mr Austin,, the proprietor, paid a. very high compliment to the band. We learn from. the "Central Somerset Gazette" that the attendance at the. two concerts was very satisfactory, and the music of the band was, to say the very least, highly appreciated." Hymns played on Sunday night was a. very popular itc-i-n, they being splendidly rendered. The band were given a hearty send-off. I.L.P.—The quarterly meeting of the Aberdare Branch of the I.L.P. was held on Monday evening at the Institute, under the presidency of Mr. W. Phillips, supported by the vice-chairman, Mr. T. Richards. The balance sheet was read by the secretary, Mr. W. W. Price. It- showed that the Aberdare Branch is in a very flourishing condition. Mr. J. H. ParrLngton was ejected on the executive committee.—We understand that the j children's choir is making good progress, and it is intended to held a concert dur- ing the- winter. PRESENTATION.—On Tuesday evening at the G.F.S. Room. Memorial Hall, Mr A. Clayton, Diocesan Lay Missioner, was pre- I sented by the Aberdare Lofge, No. 217 of the Church of England Temperance Bene- fit Society. Mr Clayton had been honorary treasurer of the Lodge for nigh 13 years. The presentation consisted of one dozen sterling silver spoons. The gift was pre- sented on behalf of the Lodge by Mr John Davies, the secretary. Several members of the Lodge lamented the departure of Mr Clayton, who besides being a faithful brother, was the founder of the Lodge He has been instrumental in founding several lodges on his missonary travells. WEDDING.—On Wednesday Mr. John Thomas and Miss Lucretia Lewis, of Gilfach-cynon, Merthyr, were married at Calvaria Baptist Chapel, Aberdare. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. A. Jones, Sion, Merthyr. Mr. Dan Thomas, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man, and Miss Elvira Lewis, sister of the bride, was brides- maid. The bride was given away by her father, Mr. Rees Lewis. Mr. D. Rich- ards (cousin of the bridegroom) was also pre6ent. The wedding breakfast was held at Mr. and Mrs. D. Richards' house in Albert-street, where they were joined by Miss A. Powell and Mrs. Rees. The happy couple left by the 10.15 train for Swansea, where the honeymoon is being spent. We wish them both a happy and prosperous life. The bridal cake was supplied by Messrs R. H. Miles and Sons. THANKS.—We have been requested by Mr. Clayton to publish the following letter To my Dear Friends in Aber- dare. It gives me great pleasure in re- turning my sincere thanks to my numer- ous friends in Aberdare for the way in which they have honoured my wife and myself with their kind words and beau- tiful gifts. We go from here to a large Lancashire town, but your kindness will ever remind us of the happy years we have spent amongst you. I particularly wish to thank the kind friends who pro- vided the Green Street children with re- freshments, also the following ccmmittee- men who undertook the presentation:- Chairman, Mr. T. Lloyd; vice-chairman, Mr. T. Thomas; treasurer. Mr. W. F. Parry de Winton; sub-treasurer, Mr. Churchill; secretary, Mr. Henry Ham; Mr. and Mrs. Twissell, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Grainger, Mr. and Mrs. Morgan; Messrs. John Roberts, Cook, J. J. David, Wright, J. Williams, Vicary. Lee, J. Jones, M. Billingliain, and Humphreys.—Believe me, yours sincere- ly,—Armel Clayton." We beg to notify the public that in future our butchering establishments will be closed at mid-day on Mondays. Further, we beg to inform our customers that all our cooked specialities may be I obtained at the usual prices in MILES'S RESTAURANT 2, CANON STREET, ABERDARE. R. H. Miles and Sons.
Aberaman. WEDDING.—On Saturday morning last an exceedingly pretty wedding was solem- nized at Ynvslwyd Welsh Baptist Chapel. The contracting parties were Miss Harriet Ann Morgan, the youngest daughter of Mrs Morgan, SO, Brook street, Aberaman, and Mr David Robert Bowen, of Pontyberem, Carmarthenshire. The nuptial knot was tied by the Rev R. E. Williams (Twrfab), pastor of Ynyslwyd, where Miss Morgan ad been a faithful member. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr William Morgan, and Mr Eleazar Bowen, brother of the bridegroom acted as best man. There was also in the wedding party Mr Edwin Bowen, brother of the bridegroom, and Miss Alice Evans, the bride's neice who also acted as bridesmaid. The bride was attired in a slate coloured dress of crepe de chene, with a white hat containing two large ostrich feathers, and Miss Alice Evans, the bridesmaid, was attired in a pale blue dress and a white hat. The bride- groom, as well as each of the other gentle- men in the wedding party, was dressed in a snit lof navy blue. After 'the ceremony was over, the party returned to the home of the bride's mother at Brook street, where they were joined by a large number of friends and a sumptuous wedding breakfast was en- joyed. Later in the day the happy couple left for Penarth amidst the congratulations and well-wishes of a large number of friends. The honeymoon is to be spent at the bridegroom's parents home at Ponty- berem. They have already received quite a number of useful and handsome presents, and we wish them both a happy and pros- perous life. N.A.U.S.A.—On Wednesday evening last the monthly branch meeting of the National Union of Shop Assistants was held at the Co-operative Hall. Mr David Davies, Mar- garet street, occupied the chair. The first item on the agenda was the reception of the report of Mr Handel Harris, the repre- sentative of the South Wales District Coun- cil. In an able speech he explained the alTangementswhich were being made t'o organise demonstrations during the forth- coming winter, to protest against the living-in system. It was also decided to institute a series of lectures on "branch administrtaion" throughout the South Wales area. He stated- further that a reception 'committee had been formed in connection with the visit of the A.D.M. to Cardiff next Easter, and the local branch decided to contribute £1 Is. towards the fund established for that purpose. Mr J. H. Jones then gave a detailed report of the proceedings at the last Trades and Labour Council, and it was eventually decided to support the new labour scheme propounded by that body. Four new members were enrolled during the evening.
I Expiration of the Season. C'-i A ANNUAL SALE. The SPOT fop the Greatest Bargains. r' t; 1,000 Silk Ties to clear at 3"kd. each. 1,000 Silk Ties to clear at 6-id. each. 2 2 All of the better quality Ties greatly reduced. White Cellular Shirts reduced to 2s. 3d. Straw Hats reduced to Half-price. Special Bargains in FANCY VESTS, SUMMER UNDERCLOTHING, FLANNEL SHIRTS. PYJAMA SUITS, &c., &c. NOTE THE ONLY ADDRESS:— im NW" EMLYN F. MORRIS, The Aberdare Hatter and Hosier, 2\J COMMERCIAL STREET. 20
Cwmaman. If in need of artificial teeth don't for get to consult Messrs. Shipway and Williams, Mountain Ash, who visit Cw-w,aman every Tuesday from 2 to r p m., opposite the Co-opert tive Stores SUCCESSES.—At the Eisteddfod held at Bedlinog on Monday last, the following successes were gained by residents of Cwm- aman :—First prize in the Children's cho- ral contest:—Soar Choir under the Con- ductorship of Mr David Davies (Derwydd). Ambulance competition:—First prize, the Fforchwen team, captained by Mr T. J. Griffiths. The successful competitors in the tenor and bass duett competition were Messrs E. E. Jones and Hugh Howells, who defeated seven other contesting parties. The Mixed Choir and Male Voice Party also ran very closely, both coming second in the respective competitions, and xeceving high praise from the adjudicator. We congratulate both conductors upon their splendid efforts, and wish them still fur- ther success. I PERSONAL.—Mr David Evans, who is I highly popular as a teacher at Aman Schools, is now leaving in order to under- take a course of 2 years training at South- ampton college. His loss will be keenly felt at Moriah Aman Congregational Church, where he had ably acted as sec- retary for some time past. Congratulatory expresions were made on Sunday evening by the Rev H. A. Davies, his pastor, and Messrs Job Lewis and Rees Phillips. They were uttering the sentiments of all the mem- bers when they wished him every success in his new sphere, and trusted that he would maintain the high reputation made by other young men who had left the church under similar circumstances. It may also be stated that Mr Handel Harris, Maelgwyn, has been appointed secretary in his stead, and we feel sure that he will fulfil his du- ties in a manner fully worthy of his prede- cessor. CONCERT.—On Tuesday evening last a complimentary concert was given to Mr Evan Davies, (Ap Dewi Mabon,) upon his departure to America. He is one of a party which has been formed to undertake a singing tour in the principal towns of the American continent. In the unavoidable absence of Mr Owen Powell, the chair was occupied by Mr David Rees, Grocer. The following programme of music was contri- buted during the evening:—Soprano solos, "Chwifior, cadach gwyn" and "The Holy City by Miss Mary Phillips, Godre- aman contralto solos, Joys of life and Keeper of my heart Miss Davies, Clyd- ach Vale; tenor solo, Mr E, E. Jones; bass solos, Merch y cadben and Y bachgen dewr" by Messrs loan Isaac and Evan Evans respectively. The Aman Glee Society gave a rendering: of Roman Sol- diers under the conductorship of Mr Edward Lewis, and a duet was also given by Messrs Evan Evans and E. E. Jones, entitled Gwys i'r gad". Mr Evan Davies himself acted as accompanist.
Mountain Ash. MAN IS BORN TO TROUBLE, etc., but what a load of care would be lifted if he only knew where to get a smart, well-fitting, trimly built suit of clothes. Try Tom Davies, Commercial-street, Mountain Ash. OBITUARY.—Last Monday afternoon, at Caegarw Cemetery, the interment tcok place of the mortal remains of Mrs. Rachel Thomas, wife of Mr. John Thomas, 20, Triangle. The deceased was 59 years of age, and leaves eight chil- dren. Some beautiful wreathe were placed on the coffin by the husband, the daughter and son-in-law, and also from the children. The Rev. J. Odwen Jones, B.A., read the burial service. The whole of the funeral arrangements were in the hands of Mr. Frank Mills. OBITUARY.—On Tuesday afternoon the mortal remains of Mr. W. Banner, 28, Trevellyn-street, Miekin, were con- veyed to the G.W.R. Station en route for Pembroke Dock. where the interment took place on Wednesday. The deceased had been employed by Messrs. Jones Bror", as a carpenter. He was only 34 years of age. The Rev. J. Ijowi? (Canaan) held a short service at the house. The deceased leaves a widow and cne child. The beautiful polished oak coffin was eupplied by Mr. Frank Mills. DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT.-It is with deep regret we announce the death of Mr. George Harland, Allen- street, who passed quietly away early on Sunday afternoon. Although lying on a sick bed for some weeks past, his death came rather unexpected. Mr. Harland was 66 years of age, and had led a busy and active life. He was for manv vears statiomnaster at the Great Western Station previous to the arrival of Mr. T. Gwatkin. Mr. Harland was a staunch Churchman. He had earned the esteem and respect of everyone. He was latter- ly employed at the Cwmcvnon Colliery. The funeral takes place at 3.30 this (Thursday) afternoon. PRESENTATION. Last Tuesday evening the members of the Powell Duffryn Electrical Department met at the New Inn to present Mr Philip Jones, who is leaving very shortly for the United States. The presentation took the form of a richly chased silver match- box inscribed with the following .vords <0 To P. R. Jones from the P.D. Electrical Department, Aberaman." Mr. David Rees, junior, made the presentation, in the unavoidable absence of Mr. Flanders chief electrical engineer. A nice musical programme was placed in front of the company, and the following took part: — Messrs. David Rees, Montv Gifford, Chris belfe, David Jones, and P. R. Jones. Mr. Arthur Howells, Aberaman, was a capable accompanist. STUDENT'S SUCCESS.—It is with P.-neh pleasure we record the success of ii *■' Bad ham, who has passed third on the list the entrance exanrn- ation to the Aberystwyth Theological College of Wales. Mr. Badham has not only proved himself to be a successful student, but has also gained great popu- larity as ft. preacher. He has officiated at most of the largest churches of the English Calvinistic Methodists in Soufh Wales. He is a brother of the Rev. John Badham, who is pastor of Penuel an' Old Walls Churches in the Gower, and who will perhaps be better remembered by the great work he did at Pontypridd and Cardiff in connection with the For- ward Movement. The brothers have both been members of Duffryn Street I resbyterian Church, to which place of worship they owe their earliest religious education. CHURCH DEFENCE MEETING.—A largely attended meeting was held in the Parish Room for the purpose of organ- ising a great meeting to be held on Oct. 10th. The Rev. J. Sinnett Jones, M.A., occupied the chair. Mr. Tudor Davies was unanimously appointed secretary. The Chairman said that the first business was to elect a chairman for the meeting to be held on October 10th. They were aware of the advisability of having a meeting; there were troublous times ahead, and they ought to be armed. If they were true sons of the Church they must bear the fight when it would come. Although it was a question chiefly for the laity, he hoped no clergyman would stand aloof. The memory of the large meeting held in the Pavilion had not faded, and the report bad spread far and wide. The meeting they intended to hold would, he hoped, although smaller, be equally successful Their speaker would be Alderman Phillips, of London, who would address a meeting at Aber- dare on October 9th, and then the fol- lowing evening at Mountain Ash. Aber- dare had decided for an open meeting, in- vitation to be extended to all, and ques- tions to be invited.—Mr. J. Lewis pro- posed, and Mr. Bluett seconded, that Major Morgan be asked to take the chair. The proposition was adopted unanimous- ly.—After considerable discussion on the question of a closed or open meeting, Mr Tudor Davies, rising, said he supported an open meeting. Were they going to be behind Socialists, Secularists, or even Salvationists, who held open meetings, and even at the street corners? What had they to be afraid of? They had only their rights to defend, and their open meeting would educate the Nonconform- ists as to the true state of affairs. The Radical Government, strong in its ma- jority and weak in its actions, had failed in the attack on their schools, and he felt sure that that Government would be glad to hang up the Disestablishment. Bill after the first or second reading. They wanted to show they were' as able to fght for their faith as their forefathers were before them. He advocated soli- darity and boldness.—After further dis- cussion it was decided to hold an open meeting.
Penphiwceiber, A CUT and the keenest cut of all. Tom Davies' well cut clothes, at popular if not cutting prices will suit you. Up the steps, Commercial-street, Mountain Ash. WANTED.—Energetic Correspondent at Penrhiwceiber. Apply Leader Office. PREACHING SERVICES.—The annu- al preaching services in connection with Carmel Welsh Congregational Chapel were held on Sunday and Monday. Stir- ring addresses were delivered by the Rev. .1 ,Owen (Dyfnallt), crowned bard of the National Eisteddfod at Swansea, and the Rev..T. C. Owen, Llandysilio, Pembroke- shire. The collections, which were splen- did. were in aid of the chapel funds. TT V.—In connection with St. Wini- fred'- Church tea was given on Mon- day at the Church Hall, after which the party left for Glassbrook Field to wit- ness the sports.
Ynysboeth. MARRIAGE.—At St. George's Church, Leeds, the wedding took place of the Rev. John Totherley Dale Chapman, only son of the late Rev. John Dale Chapman and of Mrs. Chapman. Leeds, Curate-in- Charge of All Saints. Ynysboeth, and Miss Maude Ingledew Manners, eldest daughter of Mrs. Manners, Mount Pres- ton, Leeds. The bride, who was given away by her uncle, Mr. C. D. Gibson (Bedalei, wore a dress of cream silk eolienne, with veil of Brussels net and wreath of orange blossoms, and carried a bouquet of lilies and roses, which, with the gold curb bracelet she wore, were the gifts of the bridegroom. The brides- maids were Miss Gladys Alma Manners, sister of the bride, and Miss Lilian May Dawson, cousin of the bride, who were dressed in white mousseline de soie with pale blue sashes and crinoline hats wth ostrich feathers. They carried bouquets of pale pink sweet jpeas. and each wore a geld brooch with turquoise, the gift of the bridegroom. The Rev. P. J. Kelly and the Rev. B. C. Wilson assisted as groomsmen. The officiating clergy were the Rev. W. H. Green, Vicar of St. George's, and the Rev. William Nutlev, Curate of Honsforth. Mrs. Pichard, organist, played the wedding marches (Lohengrin and Mendelssohn). The pre- sents were both numerous and costlv. The newly-married couple left for Devon- shire in the afternoon.
Abercynon. ELOCUTIONIST S-LTCCESS.-We are pleased to record the success of Mr. William G. Powell, Po-st. Office, Aber- cy non, who won the first prize at the Bedlinog Eisteddfod on Monday. The test piece was "Pitts Oration." PREACHING SERVICES.—The anni- versary services in connection with Nazareth Welsh Baptist Chapel were held on Sunday and Monday. The preachers were Gwili and the Rev. W. A. Williams, Blaengarw. The collec- tions at all the services were in aid of the building fund. OUTING.—The annual outing in con- nection with the Holiday Club took place on Sunday. The party, numbering 16, left the Navigation House Hotel at 8 a.m. for Southerndown. A most enjoy- able day was spent, the party arriving home about 10 p.m. Arrangements were carried out by Mr. Wm. Evans. SOCIAL.—A social tea was held on Monday in the vestry of Moriah English Baptist Chapel. The trayholders were: Mrs. Thos. Humphreys, Mrs. Stephen-, Miss Humphreys, Mrs. J. Forbes, Miss Gibbon, Mrs._ Ellery. The cutters were: Mrs. R. Davies, Mrs. Price, Mrs. Pugh, Mrs. Spencer, and Mrs. Griffiths. Messrs. J. Stephens and J. Lethbridge rendered valuable assistance. I.L.P.—At the branch meeting of the I.L.P. the following gentlemen were duly elected as officers, viz.: Chairman, Mr. J. Wilton; vice-chairman, Mr. William Dyer; treasurer, Mr. William Hopkins, Abercynon- road; and secretary, Mr. Stephen James. A large number joined the branch. On Friday evening next, at the Lesser Hall, Mr. Black, of Hudders- field, will address a public meeting. Questions are invited. INTERMENT.-On Thursday last the mortal remains of the late Mrs. Eliza- beth Coles were interred at Llanfabon Churchyard. The deceased lady had been for years a. member of the English Congregational Chapel. A large number of friends assembled to pay their last tribute to the deceased, who'was highly respected. The chief mourners were; Mr. Joseph Coles (son), Dinas Powis; Mr William Coles (son); Mr. and Mrs. F. Richards (daughter); Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Jones (daughter), Miss M. Coles (daughter), Mrs. James (Resolven), Mrs. Jones, Treherbert, and Mr. T. Richards. The Rev. Thomas Anthony, Mountain Ash, and the Rev. Morgan Jenkin, Aber- cynon, officiated at the house, while the Rev. D. Roberts Davies and the Rev. D. Ellis Jones officiated at the church and graveside. Mr. W. Burge was the -under- taker. MUSICAL FESTIVAL-On Saturday' evening the Treorky Salvation Armv ¡ Brass Band, under the conductorship of Bandmaster Jones, visited Abercvnon. The services were held in the Lesser" Hall on Sunday. In the afternoon a musical festival was held. rr. Willie Christo- pher presided. A cornet solo was given by Mr. Davies. and a euphonium solo by Mr. G. Irancis. A meeting was also held in the evening. On Monday the services were held in the English Wesleyan Chapel. A recitation was given by Mr. T. Jones. Musical selection by Messrs. Jones, Davies, Ricketts, Francis, and Price. Our Band" was excellently rendered by the Male Voice Party. Se- lections were given by the band during the evening. A noteworthy feature of the band is that all the members except three have been reclaimed from the pub- lic-house. 70 pieces were played by the band, and no less than 17 meetings were held. The proceeds were given to the local corps, of the Salvation Army. HARVEST FESTIVAL. On Sunday the harvest, festival was held at St. Cynon's Church. The services were as follows:—8.30 a.m., holy communion; 11 a.m., matins, litany, and sermon; 3 p.m., a children's flower service: 6 p.m., evensong and sermon. The preacher was the Rev. W. R. Thomas, M.A., Vicar of Abersychan, who preached an eloquent sermon, taking for his text Phillipians ii., 9, 10. and 11. He was assisted bv the Rev. D. Roberts Davies and Rev. T. Walter Davies, Rector. On Monday evening the Rev. Thomas Evans, Mer- thyr Vale. preached. The choir render- ed an anthem. "He gives us fruitful seasons," by Edwyn A. Clare. The solo- ists were Miss Williams. Abercynon, and Mr. W. Blatchford. The church was tastefully decorated by the following ladies: Misses_ S. A. Blatchford, F. Harrison. Maggie Evans, and Miss Drew, Mrs. G. Blatchford, Mrs. G. Richards, Mrs. R. Eimanuel, Mis. Jones, Mrs. E. Jones, Mrs. Harrison, Mrs. Reilly, Mi-is M. A.. Jones, Messrs. J. Blatchford, W. Blatchford, and Edwin Jones. The col- lections were in aid of Home and Foreign Missions and the Churchyard Extension Fund. The organist was Mr. W. Evans. NIGHT HAULIERS' GRIEVANCE.— O11 Thursday a. mass meeting of the night hauliers and riders employed at the Dow- lais-Cardiff Colliery was held in the Workmen's Hall. Mr. Jenkins presided. A considerable amount of dissatisfaction was manifested against the system at the colliery introduced by the management, viz., the employment of labourers and wallers to do the work of hauliers and riders, thereby introducing a custom which will ultimately lower the standard wage of the hauliers and riders. Mr. John Rhys Morgan, checkweigher, ex- plained that it would be an unwise policy to rush matters at present. He con- sidered that they were to be blamed for not having brought the matter to the notice of the proper authority at an early date. He suggested that they elect a deputation to accompany him to inter- view the management. He (Mr. Morgan) i desired every waller and assistant who had not been paid the standard rate for < hauling and riding to bring their pay slips to him, and he would see whether a claim could be presented to the company for the difference in the -wages. He wished to warn those men who had in the past been called out to haul or ride not to refuse at the present juncture, but to present their claims for the differenec in the wage rate. A deputation was ac- cordingly selected, and a mass meeting will be held next week to receive the re- port. 1 CONCERT.—A grand farewell concert was given at the Workmen's Hall, Aber- cynon, under the auspices of the Rhon- dda Male Voice Party, under the con- ductorship of Mr. J: Broad, previous to touring America and Canada. The party were assisted by the following artistes, viz.: Soprano, Miss May Moses, Treher- bert; contralto, Madame Mary John Livingstone, Caerphilly; tenor, Mr Llew l Jones, Aberdare; bass, Mr M. Morgans, Dowlais; harpist, Mr. W. Morgan (Ap Sliencyn); accompanist, Mr H. M. Setter, Leipzic. The following was the pro- gramme:—Several pianoforte sohis by Mr H. M. Setter. A selection of Welsh aire$ by the party. Mr. Morgans rendered a J scdo. The Enchantress" was sang by j H. M. Setter. A selection of Welsh airs by the party. Mr. Morgans rendered a J scdo. The Enchantress" was sang by j Madame Mary John Livingstone. Ay Shencyn next rendered a harp solo. A y chorus, "Village Wedding," was delight- | fully sung by the party. "II Bacio" | was sung by Miss May Moses, and Han- del's How vain is man by Mr. Llew Jones. The Fisherman" (Maldwyn Price) was sung by the party. Madame Mary John Livingstone ably rendered "Tatters" (Gerald Lane). Miss May a Moses, Ap Shencyn, and Mr. Llew Jones again rendered solos. A song, Three for Jack" (W. H. Square) was sung by Mr. J. Broad. Protheroe's chorus, i Spartan Heroes," was also given by I the party. j CHILDREN'S ANNIVERSARY. On Sunday, September 15th, the children's anniversary was held in connection with the English Congregational Sunday School. The services were well attend- ed. The following are the items given by the scholars: —Recitations by David George Thomas, Emily Jones, Austin Philpin, L. A. Matthews, Arthur Hyde, J Millie Burge, Thos. Wm. Jones, Thos. < J. Jones, B. Bowden, Willie Burge, Har- riet Simpson, Mabel Slade, Sarah A. j Cunningham, Sarah A. Thomas, Laura j Warren, Miriam Beynon, Harold Burge, Willie Jones, Miss Morgan, Charlie Hyde, Gwladys Herbert, Wilfrid Bowden, Annie Price, Reggie Bowden, R. Morris, Ceinwen Jones, Edgar Hyde, Blodwen Curry, Elwyn Jones, Susie Morgan, Bobby Bowden, Blodwen Philpin, Blod- wen Matthews, Tom Slade. Several dia- logues by six little. ones. Dialogue by Miss Robinson and scholars. Anthems by the children. Solos by Lena Simpson and Rd. O. Thomas. The meetings were presided over by Messrs. G. Jones, G. Stone, and E. H. Battram. Lessons were read by Austin Jenkins, Beetrice Allen, and S." Edwards. Great praise is due to Mr. Harold Battram, who worked so assiduously with the children, and also to Mrs. H. Battram, who very kindly played the organ in place of Miss Bloni- ley, who was unable to attend owing to a family bereavement. Much sympathy is felt for her.
I Police Changes. — In the order recently issued by the Chief Constable we notice the following local changes: — P.C. 490 E, Thomas Arch, for receiving money from the Aberdare Football Club and retaining same without the per- mission of the Chief Constable, reduced from first-class constable after four years « to first-class after two years. Promotions. j P.S. 275 A. David Oliver Davies, Aber- dare, to merit-class sergeant, dated September 14, 1907. Removals. 4 P.C. 380 A. Thomas Kear. Gooseberry Hill to Cwmbach. P.C. 176 A. Thomas Barnes, Miskin. to Gooseberry Hill. P.C. 443 B. Ben Phillips, Misldn. to Treforest. Inspector John David, Aberdare to PontaTdawe. Inspector W. J. Canton, Dowlai- to Aberdare. Inspector .T. L. Rees, Merthyr to Llan- daff. Inspector William Nott, Llandaff to Dowlais. Inspector R. H. Thomas, Barry Dock to Merthyr.
GWAWR.—On Sunday and Monday last the anniversary services in connection with the above Welsh Baptist Church were held, when two stalwarts of the Welsh pulpit officiated, in the persons of the Revs Dan Davies, Fishguard, and W. T. Francis, Aberduar, Llanbyther. On Sunday after- noon both ministers preached, the Rev W. T. Francis tailing as his text" Him hath God exalted with His right band to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. And we are His witnesses of these things and so is also the Holy Ghost whom God hath given to them that obey Him." Acts v. 31 and 32. Rev Dan Davies then followed with an able sermon upon the words For in Him we live, and move, and have our being." Acts xvii. 28. The congregation was visibly moved by his powerful utterances. In the evening the both preachers again mounted the rostrum, and the chapel was crowded to overflowing. The Rev W. T. Francis took his text from Ecclesiastes vii. 14. In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him." The Rev Dan Davies afterwards held the con- gregation spellbound with a stirring ser- mon on the words "And it shall come to pass afterwards, that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh and your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions." Joel ii. 28.