BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, and DEATHS. DEATH. HILLIER.-On September 23rd, at 27, Margaret street, Trecynon, after long suffering, May, the beloved child of Sidney and Amanda Hillier, at the age of 14 years. THY WILL BE DONE."
TABERNACLE.—The Rev. J. Oil Nelson, was the officiating minister at this place, of Worship on Sunday last. PERSONAL.—Miss M. Walton, Harris- street, who ha,s for the past three years been employed as assistant teacher at I-lirwain Girls' School, has left for Chel- tenham College. WESLEYAN MEETINGS. — Meetings ill connection with the Wesleyans oi the South Wales Province were held at Hir- wain last week. On Sunday, September 15th, sermons were delivered as follows: Hirwain: Revs. W. J. Aster, Tirydail, and T. G. Hughes, B.A., St. David's, Rhigos, Rev. J. Lloyd Jones, Ebbw Vale. Aberdare, Rev. J. Fisher Griffiths, Llan- dyssul. Aberaman, Rev. H. P. Atkins, Carmarthen. Mountain Ash and Pen- rhiwceiber, Revs. J. Lloyd and Ll. A. Jones. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wed- nesday, the services were continued at the various chapels in Hirwain, Rhigos, ,A-b,erdai-e, anct Aberaman. On Tuesday evening a, conference was held, when touching references were made to the death of the late illustrious Wesleyan, Mr. Delta Davies, one of the pillars of the denomination in South Wales. At 9 a.m. on Thursday the Seiat Fawr" was held, the meeting teing- of a fervid character, the glow of the Revival being prevalent throughout. Preaching ser- vices were held throughout the day. All the meetings were well attended, and were most inspiring and impressive. TEA AND CONCERT. On Monday the annual tea and concert in connection with the New Christian Mission Hall took place under the, supervision of Messrs. J. R. Williams and W. R. Wil- liams, the founders of the mission. The tea was held in the spacious Vestry Hall of Bethel Chapel, where a large number sat. Mr. Thomas Davies, grocer, cater- ed: The following ladies presided at the tables: Misses May Young, Lizzie Wat- kins, Maggie Watkins, Mary Gwen Thomas, Hannah Watkins, Maggie Thomas, Agnes Price, Maggie A. Davies, Catherine Edwards, May Jenkins, they being ably assisted by Mesdames R. Price, J. R. Williams, M. Evans, Misses Katie Moseley and Jennie Davies. The cutters were Mesdames M. Bevan, <1. Wil- liams, T. Edwards, and Mr. William Walters, while Mrs. A. Davies attended to the brewing. Messrs. W. Adams, Lewi's Marsh, J. Lloyd, D. Edwards, Thomas Smale, W. Guiett, R. Price, D. Jones, Timothy Davies, and David Timothy Williams also gave assistance. In the evening a miscellaneous concert was held at Bethel Chapel, Mr. Daniel Davies, under-manager, presiding. The programme opened with a solo, entitled, "Soldier's Song1/' by Mr. J. Rees Jones, followed by a selection on the mouth organ by Mr. J. Ho wells; duet, "Love and War," by Messrs. J. A. Jenkins and J. R. Jones; selections on the mandoline by Masters Sydney Jenkins and Edgar Jenkins; solo by Mr. J. A. Jenkins. Mr. Tom Beynon, a well-known local favour- ite, sang the H Bugler" in excellent stvlp. A qllarteltte by Mr. Ben Thomas (Tenorydd Cynon) and friends. Mouth organ selection by Mr. J. Howells; solo by Mr. J. A. Jenkins. Miss Margaret Gwen Williams sang "Eternal Love" in an effective manner. Miss Williams pos- sesses a rich contralto voice, and augurs well for a. bright musical career. Solo by Mr. Jenkin George. Mr. Tom Rich- ards made an excellent accompanist. A good sum was realised towards the young cause at the New Mission Hall.
Llwydcoed. HARVEST FESTIVAL. On Sunday harvest thanksgiving servicc-E, were held at St. James's Church. The church had been tastefully decorated by a number of the church members. The services open- ed at 8 a.m. with a celebration of the Holv Communion. The Rev. R. Jones, Vicar of St. Fagan's, officiated. At 11 a.m. the pulpit was occupied by the Rev. J. Sinnett Jones, M.A., Vicar of Moun- tain Ash. He took as his text, Psalm 34, 8, O! taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man that trusteth in him." In the afternoon a children's service took place. The Rev. J. Sinnett Jones and Mr. D. A. Rees were present. The former addressed the meeting and the latter assisted with the service. In the evening there was evensong and a sermon, and the Rev. J. Sinnett Jones again occupied the pulpit. During the "service the anthem, "Thy barns shall be filled," was sung by the choir. The col- lections were in aid of the church funds. On Monday night the preacher was the Rev: D. R.. Davies, Dowlais, and collec- tions were made towards Foreign Missions.
Aberaman. DEATH IN AMERICAN ews was re- ceived on Sunday week of the death of Mr Benjamin Evans, son of Mr Evan Evans, Abergwawr House, Aber- aman. The deceased was but 28 years of age, and was married to a young lady named Tegwedd Jones, who had been in the employ of Mr Treharne, -Architect, Aberaman." He set out in company with a Mend named Griffith Davies to Cleveland Ohio, on April 22nd last, both their wives remaining in this country at the time, but eventually set sail and joined their husbands at Cleveland, at the end of July last. They had only arrived there three weeks, however, during a fortnight of which Mr and Mrs Evans had put up at a new home of their own, when Mr Evans was suddenly taken ill with cholera on a Monday. On Wednesday, his condition be- came so precarious that they were obliged to remove him to a hospital, where he died on the following day. He was buried at the public cemetery on the Saturday in the same week. The news came as a shock to the family and to the deceased's large circle of acquaintances, for he had been most popular in his locality, and was a faithful member of Libanus C.M. Church. We extend our deepest sympathy to the rela- tives in their sad bereavement. BETHANY.—On Sunday afternoon Pro- fessor Joseph Jones, of Brecon College pre- ached from the words:—"Love not the world neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof, but he that doeth the will of God. abideth for ever." 1 John, ii, 15,16,17. He remark- ed that the deepest feeling of the soul had ever been a sense of need. Humanity had been divided by St. John into two great sec- tions in this instance, viz.—those belonging to the darkness, who sought self-satisfaction as the highest motive in life, and those who lived in the light,seeking communion with God as their guide and companion through life. St. John was a coiner of terms and phrases peculiar to himself, and to any young man who wished to become a good theologian he (the preacher) would advise the thorough study of these terms in the first place. One of these peculiar words occurred in the passage of the text, viz. world." What could John have meant by the term world? Evidently he did not mean the world of Nature, or the world of civilisation and commerce. He was prob- ably referring to the world in which god-less men lived, and from which God and his glory were excluded. Both the love of God and the love of the world were mutually exclusive, for they could not tolerate one another in the same soul. There was t o such thing as twilight in the moral realm, and the fault with religious people now- adays was that they tried to serve two masters, Land belong to heaven and th world.
EXPIRATION OF THE SEASON. ANNUAL SALE The SPOT for the Greatest Bargains. 1,000 Silk Ties to clear at 3d. each. 10,000 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:- f" B IM AW B f" t EMLYN F. MORRIS, The Aberdare Hatter and Hosier, COMMERCIAL STREET. 2Sj
Mountain Ash. DISCLAIMER.-We are requested to state that Mrs Allen, wife of Mr John Allen, plasterer, Beadon-street, is not the Rose Allen, from Mountain Ash, who was con- victed at Weston last week. IN SUITS THAT SUIT, cut counts, yet I don't forget the workmanship. My style and fit always gives a distinctive appearance to the wearer. Tom Davies, Commercial-street, Mountain Ash. Trecvnon. BANKRUPTCY.—A receiving order has been made in the case of Henry Stone, 49, Commercial-street, confec- tioner.
Association Football. ABERDARE! v. TREHARRIS AT TllEHARRIS. The team to represent Aberdare on Saturday will be finally selected on the day of the match from the followiii, Goal, Brownhill; backs, Goodwin. Boul- ton, and Morris; half-backs, Hesketh, Fred Griffiths, and Sam Parker; for- wards, Holland, Tom Daniel Jones, Parkes, Smith, Jack Rooke, and Yank Powell. —
THE 0 If "I KING OF TEMPERANCE DRINKS ASK FOR SARSO. BOLD EVERYWHERE.
Appointment for Dr Ryce We learn that Dr. Ryce, Trecynon, has been appointed medical officer of health under the Plymouth Town Council. There was a very large number of appli- cants. Dr. Ryce is regarded by all who know him as a most painstaking and conscientious man, and the people of Tre- cynon will be truly sorry to lose him.
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.) -u- HIGHLAND Place Unitarian Church JLJL Aberdare. Services at 11 and 6. Sunday School, 2.30.-Preacher, Rev. M. Evans, pastor.
Trecynon WEDDING.—On Saturday last the wedding took place at the Registry Office, Merthyr, of Mr. John Henry Lewis, of Margaret-street, to Miss Mary r Gnihths, formerly of Carmarthen. Mr. Allan Buffton* acted as best man, whilst Miss Annie Gaine, a step-sister of the bride- groom, acted as bridesmaid. The happy couple afterwards left fer Swansea, where the, honeymoon is being spent. i:v>ENEZDROn Monday a. tea meet- ing was held at Bbenezer Vestry for the lienefit of Mrs. Ann Rowlands. The fol- lowing were the trayholders :—Mrs. Dan- iel J. lowis, Cemetery-road; Mrs. Joseph Jones, Windsor-street; Mrs. Jas. Jones, Harriet-street; Mrs. Benj. Lewis, Llew- el n-street. Superintendent, Mr. Daniel Jaine« Lewis. Ticket collectors, Messrs. J. Griffiths and W. Jones. Cutters: Mrs Daniel Evans, Mrs. W. E. Thomas, and Mr. Luther Wigley. The caterer was Mt. John Teague. The secretary was Mr Daniel Edwards. OBITUARY.—We are sorry to an- nounee the death of Miss Florence May Hillier. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. bydney Hillier, Margaret-street, who passed awav after a prolonged illness on Monday morning, at the early age of M years. May was a member of the Mill Street r', n I'll I English Wesleyan Sunday School, and al- though. a, cripple, and often suffering irreat pain, she was of a cheerful disposi- tion, and bore her trials patiently, and was loved by all who knew her. She greatly loved her Saviour, and long be- fore the end came she was anxious to leave this life for the better life beyond. Great, sympathy is felt with her parents in their bereav<ament. NODDFA.—On Monday the annual teia was held at Noddfa Vestry. Tray- holders Mrs. H. Lewis, assisted by Miss S. Evans, Picton House, and Mis's Davies, Oxford-street; Mrs. Jane Thomas, assist- ed by Miss Sarah Thomas and Miss John; Mrs. Fithen, Cemetery-road, as- sisted by Miss M. Evans, Picton House; Mrs. Stephen Evans, assisted by Mrs. Eayton and Mrs. Mary Evans; Mrs John Thomas, Meiriori-street, assisted by Misses Maud and Edith Thomas; Mrs. James Evans, Cemetery-road, assisted by Misa Edith Thomas jand Miss Davies, Gadlys; Mrs. Williams, Llewelyn-street, and Miss Julia Evans, Ysguborwen; Mr. Evan Thomas superintended. The fol- lowing served in various capacities: Messrs. Thos. Griffiths, Edward Thomas, Wm. Hy. Thomas (Cemetery-road), Mrs. Hannah Evans, Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Davies (Mill-street), Mr. James Davies, Mr. Stephen Evans, Mrs. Hopkins, Bell- court; Mrs. Hughes, Margaret-street; Mrs. John, Bell-stre.et. In the evening a concert was held, Mr. Edward John pre- siding. Accompanist, Miss Edith May Thomas, Meirion-street. Overture, The running stream," Miss Jones, Aberdare. Baritone solo, Mr. Wm. John Thomas, Llwydcoed. Chorus by the children's choir, conducted by Mr. J. R. Evans, G. and L. Song, Myfi sy'n magu'r baban, Miss Sarah Evans, Gospel Hall- terrace. Violin trio, Welsh Airs, Messrs T. C. Griffiths, Gadlys; Jenkin Henry Lewis, and Thomas Davies, Trecynon. Solo, "Y Fam a'i Baban," Miss hd-th Thomas. Solo, Miss Maud Thomas. Chorus by the Ladies Choir, "Come, merry elves," conductor, Mr J. R. Evans. Violin solo, Mr. T. C. Griffiths. Trio, Plant Ysgol y Comin," by Master Torn Evans, Miss Mary Evans and Miss Han- nah Thomas. Song, Flee as a bird," Miss Philips, Trecynon. Duet, Misses Edith May Thomas arid Maud Thomas. Sclo, Miss Sarah Thomas. Solo, Mr. W. J. Rowlands. Song, Miss Maud Thomas. Chorus, (t HeUsl of Aberdjvey/ by the Ladies Choir. The secretary and tieas- tner respectively were Mr James Wil- liams and Mr. Henry Lewis.
Aberdare. SALE.-Fairfiel(I House was sold last night at a sale held in the Boot Hotel. The buyer was Mr. F. W. Mander; price, .£250. CYMMRODORION.—It is proposed to form a Cymmrodorion Society or Welsh Literary Society in Aberdare, and with this view a meeting will be held at the County School at 8 o'clock on Friday evening, Oct. 4th. Those interested are invited to attend. SHOP FITTING.—One of the best and newest designs in shep fittings might be seen at 49a, Commercial-street, the pre- mises taken by Mr. C. F. Walters, F S.M.C., Optician. The alterations were carried out by Messrs. J. Morgan and Son (Aberdare), Ltd. DANCING. The Aberaman Select Dancing Class has commenced at the Memorial Hall. On Tuesday last excel- lent selections of music were rendered by the band, which consisted of Messrs. T. Lewis, the well-known Aberaman pian- ist, and W. Miles and T. Jenkins, the violinists. The whole was under the superintendence of Messrs. T. Shepherd, T. Edmunds, and W. Morris. A new dance, entitled, The Toronto Two- Step," was introduced with success. PRESENTATION. On Saturday afternoon a presentation was made to the Rev. H. R. Johnson, M.A., at the new St. Michael's College, Llandaff. The pi esentation took the form of a beauti- ful platinotype pair of pictures (the work of Mr. R. L. Berry), portraying the in- terior and exterior of St. Elvan's Church, where the rev. gentleman was for many yea.rs an esteemed curate. The presen- tation was got up by the older boys of Su Eivan's. as a recognition of old-tiiae friendship. The rev. gentleman received his old friends hospitably, and thanked them wa-rmlv for their gift. WELSH TECHNICAL CLASSES—We are glad to see so many technical classes to be opened at Aberdare during the com- ing winter. May the youths of the town and district take advantage of them to improve themselves. The Welsh Techni- cal Classes which have hitherto been conducted by Mr. John Griffiths at tha Town Council School, will in the coming session be carried on at the County School Advanced Class, Mondays. 6 45 to 7.45 p.m. Conversational: Tuesdays. 7.45 to 8.45 p.m. Honours Class, Wed- nesdays, 6.45 to 7.45 p m. The text book studies in the advanced class, The Mabinogion; honours class, Cvmru (Islwyn). The conversational class is opened to give our English fellow-towns- men and townswomen an opportunity of aequiring a knowledge of Welsh. It will be taught by the Direct Method." OBITUARY.—About mid-day on isun day Mr. John Maddox, 7, Trevor-street, died very suddenly. During the morning Mr. Maddox was in moderate health, but he had recently been ailing a little. He was 58 years of age. Mr. Maddox was one of the oldest members of Nazareth C.M. Chapel, which he faithfully attend- ed. He was the treasurer of the Sunday School, and a silent but diligent Chris- tian worker. He was an abstainer and a member of the Society of the Sons of Temperance. The funeral took place on Wednesday at the Aberdare Cemetery. The Rev. R. Williams, pastor of Nazar- eth, officiated. The Rev. J. Tudor, B.A., Soar, was also present., A large con- course of people and some beautiful floral tributes indicated the esteem in which the deceased was held in the neighbour- hood. Messrs. J. Morgan and Son were the undertakers. Mr. Maddox leaves a widow and four children. CONCERT.—On Thursday a compli- mentary concert to Mr. Llew Jonet-, who is now touring with the Rhondda. Male Voice Party, was given at the Constitu- tional Hall. The programme opened with selections by the Aberdare Town Band, conducted by Mr. J. Manley. The following items came afterwards:—Se- lection of Welsh Airs (Mr. Glyndwr Richards' arrangement) by the Rhondda Male Voice Party, conducted by Mr. J. Broad. Several pianoforte solos by Mr, A. M. Setter, Berlin. Song by Madame Mary John Livingstone, Caerphilly. Song by Mr. John Griffiths, Ferndale. Several harp selections by the renowned harpist, Mr. W. Morgan (Ap Shencyn). Solo by Miss Jones, R.C.M., Tonypandy, who was summoned at a, very short notice owing- to the absence of Miss May Moses. Song by Mr. Llew Jones. Song by Madame May John Livingstone. « Llwybr yr Wyddfa," by Mr. Llew Jones. The party sang "Italian Salad" (hy special request) and several other pieces. Mr. A. M. Setter acted as accom- panist. Mr. James Hughes had charge of the secretarial arrangements. ASSAULT AT AR.MS.-At the Market Hall last Thursday evening a grand as- sault at arms was held. The-proceedings were opened with several boxing events, including a bout between Walter Grif- fiths (sailor) and Jack Fox, Birmingham, which ended in Griffiths' favour. An in- teresting contest also took place between Bob Scanlon (New York) and Harry Jones (Barry), this ending in a draw. A special feature of the programme the grand exhibition by Harrv Burton, of Australia, in club and batt'e axe swing- ing. This was greatly enjoyed by the large audience present The main bout was, of course, the event waited anxious- ly for by everyone. Dave Peters, Tre- otky, was placed with Andrew Jephtha, South Africa, to decide a 20 reund con- test. Peters had an advantage of over a stone. The following is a short resume of the bout. The manager, Mr. Harry Mosford (Prince of Wales, Aberaman), got the men into the ring at about ii o'clock, both of them looking in first- class condition. 1st Round: In the open- ing exchanges each man was indifferent .1 as to forcing matters, and an uninterest- ing round finished with advantage to neither man. 2nd Round: Jephtba was soon on the aggressive, and, forcing his opponent, matters began to appear like a f-hort event. However, rallying slightly, Peters came up smiling1 at the call of time. 3rd Round: After a few light ex- changes Peters began to turn the tables, for, using both hands well, he began to assume a superior position, and finished up the round well in his favour. The 4th, 5th, and 6th rounds saw both men working hard, and evidently showing great respect for each other's abilities. 7th Round: Peters was, if anything, the stronger man, but nothing serious was shown on either side. 8th Round: Peters continued to show his fighting capabili- ties, and at this stage it looked any- body's fight. ytn ound: Upened very strongly, and the round had only been in progress a few seconds when Jephtha be- gan to show a marked superiority. Just before the close of the round the South African landed Peters a right-hand swinger on the jaw, which brought the Welshman to the floor, but the bell just saved him. The 10th round, and last, saw hard fighting with both men for a minute, when the Welshman received one of Tephtba's well-known straights on the point of the jaw. He collapsed, and was counted out. The referee was Mr. T. J. Hulls ("Sporting Life").
Cwmaman. If in need of artificial teeth don't foi get to consult Messrs. Shipway an4 Williams, Mountain Ash, who visit Cwartaman every Tuesday from 2 to p m., opposite the Co-opere tive Stores SEION.—On Monday evening last Mr Joseph Jones, B.A., B.D., of Brecon Memorial College, delivered a lecture at the above chapel, under the auspices of the Young People's Society, on "The Latest Discoveries upon the New Testa- ment," which he treated in a most mas- terly manner. He adduced the evidence of modern scientists and discoverers, which went to prove the accuracy of the New Testament. A number of questions were aisked at the close, which he answered satisfactorily. The Rev. H. A. Davies (Cong.) brought the meeting to a close with prayer. PUBLIC HALL -On Saturday even- ing last a competitive concert was held at the above hall, the proceeds of which are to be devoted to the aid of John D. Rees, Pant-y-blodau, Cwmaman. The chair was occupied by Mr. T. L. Davies, M.E., and the adjudicators were: Music, Mr. Philip Rees, A.C., Abercwmboi; re- citations, Mr. James Phillips, Pleasant View, Aberaman. The following is a. complete list of the awards:-Solo for children under 10: 1st, Llew Jones, Cwm- aman; 2nd, Maria. Jones, Curre-street, Aberaman. Solo for children under 15: 1st, Marv Maud Evans, 10, Railway-row, Cwmaman; 2nd, Maria Jones; six com* petitors. Solo' (soprano or contralto), Mrs. Maggie Davies (Llinofi .Llwchwr), Mountain. Ash; G competitors. Recita1 tion, own selecFon, 10 competitors: Miss Gwladys Davies, Ystrad Rhondda. Male competition, tenor or bass, own selection, 8 competitors: 1, Mr. Morgan J. Ed- wards, Mountain Ash, 2, Mr. William Gwynne, Trecynon. The secretarial duties were performed by Mr. Evans, Railway-row.
Abercwmboi. HARVEST FESTIVAL.—On Sunday last the Harvest Thanksgiving services in connection with St. Peter's Church was held, when a large number of parishioners attended throughout the day. The Church had been elaborately, and prettily decor- ated with fruit, flowers, and vegetables. At 8. a.m. Holy Communion was adminis- tered by the Rev. Morgan Powell, Vicar, and at 11. a.m. morning prayer and sermon, when a large number attended. In the afternoon a children's service was held, which was conducted by the Vicar. In the evening there was evensong and sermon. Mr Davies of Abercwmboi, read the lessons and the introductory portion of the service was conducted by Mr John Johnson. A very able sermon was preached by Mr John Cable, of Cwmbach. Collections were made throughout the day in aid of the Llandaff Church extension Society, and the gifts of fruit, flowers, and vegetables, are to be divided between the Aberdare Cot- tage Hospital, Sanatorium, and the Poor. BETHESDA.—The quarterly meeting of Bethesda Sunday School was held on Sunday last, when Mr. Wm. Richard Ward presided throughout the day. At the morning meeting the following de- livered recitations: Misls Ruth John, Calfaria Dilyn Iesu," Miss Lizzie Mary TiLiilbei-t; Buddugolia-eth Crist," Miss Phoebe Lambert; "Erfyn Cyn- orthwy Duw," Miss Alice Davies; Cy- mer afael ar y bywyd," Miss Beatrice Maud Jones; Y ddedwydd wlad," Miss Bella Wills; Gorphenwyd," Mr. D. John Lambert; "Caru Iesu," David Os- wald Davies; "Tyrfa fawr dan y drin- iaeth," Mr. Eva-n Lambert; "Dewch i'r Ysgol Sul," Miss Harriet H. Davies;
Penrhiwceiber. WANTED.—Energetic Correspondent at Penrhiwceiber. Apply "Leader" Office. A FEW PEOPLE THINK. Many think they think, but a great many knew they think that Tom Davies' suits are the best for wear and durability And they think right. Commercial-street, Moun- tain Ash. OUTING.—Last Tuesday morning the members of All Saints Church held their annual excursion. The place chosen was Weston-super-Mare, the party travelling via T.V.R. to Cardiff and thence by the White Funnel boat. The sea trip was most enjoyable, and the whole excursion was under the most favourable condi- tions. TEMPERANCE. The Independent Order of Good Templars held a three days' mission, commencing on Monday last, and continued on Tuesday and Wed- nesday evenings at the English Baptist Chapel, Ynysboeth. The chair on Mon- day evening was occupied by.Mr. Mellins. Stirring Temperance addresses were de- livered by the-Kev-Morgan Jenkins, Aber- cynon, and Mr. W. T. Hopkins, Aber- cynon. Soles and recitations were given by friends of the' Order amongst which may be mentioned: Concertina solos by Mr. Thorn and recitations by Bro. John Parkin. The meeting on Tuesday was addressed by the Rev. J. T. Williams, Abercynon, and the Rev. B. Howells, Abercynon, on Wednesday. At Monday's meeting recitations were also given by Bro. J. K. Brooks, and a reading- on the work of the Order in foreign countries by Bro. W. J. Hopkins. A hearty vote of thanks proposed by Bro. Hopkins, and seconded by Bro. Llewelyn Hughes, Chid Templar, to the speakers and all who took part. The two sisters Thome, Park- ^tone Lodge, Bournemouth, were also present. TABERNACLE, YNYSBOETH. — The annual tea party in connection with the Welsh Baptist Tabernacle was held at Ynysboeth last Monday afternoon. The weather was gloriously fine, and upwards of 600 partook of tea. in the chapel. The tables were tastefully set out and decor- ated with flowers, and the folloiving 1 ladies presided: Mrs. Philpin and Miss Philpin (Ynysboeth), Mrs. Daniels with the Misses Maggie and Annie Daniels, Penrhiwceiber; Miss Lloyd, Matthews- town, and Miss Lloyd, Penrhiwceiber; Mrs. Hugh Lloyd, Matthewstown. The biead and butter department was safely left in the hands of Mesdames John Davies, Richard Jones, and Frederick Crisp. The cake cutters were Messrs. John Williams, James Ladd, and Master Tom Ladd, Matthewstown. The general helpers who kindly rendered assistance were Mr. and Mrs. Bowen, Ynysboeth; Mr and Mrs. Robert Pritchard, with Miss Pritchard, and Messrs. David Williams (Pentwyn Avenue), Joseph Daniels, and John Jones. The whole affair may be summed up as a splendid success. Great ciedit is due to all, but especially to Mr. John Williams, the manager, and to the indefatigable exertions of the secretary, Mr. Rosser Rosser. The proceeds are to devoted to the building funds. In the evening the festivities were continued by holding a concert. Mr. John William's presided, and the following ladies and gentlemen contributed to a capital pro- gramme: Y Bwthyn ar y Bryn," Miss Lloyd; recitation, The cottage on the rock," Miss Phillips; recitation, "The Johnstown Flood," Miss Howells, Aber- cynon song, Bwthyn bach melyn fy nhad," Mr. Llewellyn; Messrs W. Davies and H. Bowden gave a nice duet, with autoharp and violin; Messrs. C. Bowen and Rosser Rosser sang the duet, "Betty W vn," and Mr. John Jones, Abercynon, also sang a solo. Mr. David John Jonos was a skilful accodipdnist.
Abercynon. OBITUARY.—We regret to record the death of Mr. William Phillips, 8, Glan- cyiion-terrace, which occurred on Friday last. The interment took place on Wed- nesday ait St. Cynon's Churchyard. Much sympathy is felt for the family in their bereavement. FOOTBALI.Lovers of football will be pleased to hear that their efforts have not been in vain. A field has been en- gaged, and there is every prospect of a most successful season. Intending play- ers will kindly submit their names to Mr. Steve Games, 42, Aberdare-road, or at the headquarters. The Navigation House Hotel. HOLIDAY CLUB.—On Tuesday even- ing a meeting was held at the Naviga- tion House Hotel to organize a Holiday Club. Quite a number presented them- selves at the meeting. The following gentlemen were elected officers —Chair- man, Mr. John Rhys Morgan (check- weigher); treasurer, Mr. William Evans, Navigation Hotel; secretary, Mr. W. Reynolds (checkweigher). STILL FORGING AHEAD.-The Bris- tol and Northampton Boot Co., Aber- cynon, wish to inform you that their Bale will continue for another 14 days, and beg upon all to hurry up to clear off the bargains, as they are in need of loom for their Winter Stock. D') not miss the chance to save from 5s. to 6s. in the £ If un- able to call, send P.O. 7s. lid, for a Pair of Gents Glace Kid or Box Calf Derby Boots. Don't be too late; write now. Testimonials received daily from de- lighted customers from all parts. HARVEST THANKSGIVING. On Sunday harvest thanksgiving services were held at the English Wesleyan Chapel. The sacred edifice had been tastefully decorated by the members of the chapel. The morning and evening services were conducted by the Rev. A. Smith, Mountain Ash, the newly-ap- pointed minister. At 2.30 p.m. the Rev. D. J. Thomas, Bethania, preached an English sermon. Large congregations at- tended each of the services. A splendid assortment of fruit, vegetables, etc., was given by friends. On Monday a social tea and sale of fruit was held. Mrs. W. Maddox, Mrs. Stone, Miss G. Pearee, and Miss G. Stone presided. The cutters up were Mrs. Farr and Mrs. Davies. The collections were in aid of the Trust Fund.
A Troublesome Woman. "BETTER STAY AT ABERDARE." Quite a bevy of women had to answer summonses at Pontypridd on Wednes- day in respect of varying charges, the dock being occupied by no less than seven at the same time. Rachel Thomas, described as a very troublesome woman, stated she had come from Aberdare. You better stay at Aberdare," was Alderman Richard Lewis's comment; we have got plenty of your sort here already."—A fine of 10s was imposed,
Aberdare Parents Censured. CHILD DIES FROM IMPROPER FEEDING. On Wednesday afternoon an inquest was held at Aberdare Police Station be- fore Mr. R. J. Rhys, touching the death of Annie Elvin Joyce Grant, the three months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Grant, 31, Elizabeth-street. The jurymen viewed the body at the parents' house previous to the hearing. Albert Grant, the father, a carman on the G.W.R., said that the child had been very delicate since its birth. It had been fed on condensed milk. When he went to work on Monday morning last at 7 o'clock, the child seemed very bright, but it died before 9 o'clock. Coroner: I am sorry to have to ask you, but is your wife given to drink?— Nothing out of the way. Coroner: That is not an answer to my question. Does she drink P—She likes a glass of beer for her supper. Are you satisfied that your children get fair play?—Yes Mra. Grant said she rose on Monday morning at 6.10. She brought the baby down with her. Death occurred about 8.40 a.m. She noticed something wrong with it about 7 o'clock, and a neighbour came in. She thought the baby was in a fit. She had fed the baby several times on Sunday and again with a spoon on Monday morning Mrs. Olive Davies, 32, Elizabeth-street, said that when she was called, the baby was on the sofa, and looked very weak. Coroner: Do you know why she cannot suckle the children (-She has not suffi. cient milk, I suppose. Do you know whether she drinks ?-I know she takes a glass now and again. Do you think that these children have reasonable fair play?—Yes. Mr. Grant comes home for every meal. Dr. Rhys said he saw the baby at 11 o'clock, about 2 hours after its death. It was very thin and emaciated, and rather dirty. There were no sores. Ha con- ducted a post mortem examination on Tuesday. The child weighed 5lbs. The normal weight of a child three months old was from 9ilbs. to lOlbs. Coroner: So the child was only half the normal weight?—Yes. Dr. Rhys, proceeding, said he found a little milk in the stomach undigested, also a little in the small and lower bowels. The walls of the bowels were very thin—almost transparent, and there was practically no internal fat under the skin. The organs were all healthy, but the body was very bloodless. He would attribute death to insufficient food. In reply to questions, Dr. Rhys said that he had attended some of the children for diphtheria about two years ago. Those children did not appear to have been well fed. He saw the mother under the influ- ence of drink on one occasion. Milk had been given to the deceased caild a few hours before death. The father recalled, said that he always did the shopping himself. He ordered plenty of food to the ho.use. The Coroner asked Inspector David whether the parents had ever been re- ported to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. The Inspector replied that Mr. Thomas, of Pontypridd, had called there about 12 months ago. Summing-up, the Coroner said it was a difficult case. The child had died from j something which was very near starva- tion. It was not actual starvation, for some food was found in the intestines, The husband had said that he did the shopping. They could draw their own conclusions as to what that meant. The question was as to whether the neglect on the part of the parents was such as to justify them in bringing in a verdict of manslaughter. If the child's stomach had been empty he would have no hesi- tation i% advising that course. The mother wis one of these careless women who were not fit to have children. It was a great pity she had given birth to any, but unfortunately such people did exist. The neighbour had given very negative evidence, and it was clear that she knew a. great deal more than she told the jury. The jury returned a verdict that the child died from improper feeding, not due to any wicked design, but more to carelessness and ignorance. The jury further asked the Coroner to* censure the mother. Coroner: 1 have more to say to the father. Grant was then called in, and was told that his child had died from lack of suffi- cient food. "You have a better chance than a collier," added the coroner, of seeing what goes on in the house, for you i(; home for every meal. People who get babies are expected to feed them proper- ly. If anything like this happens with you again, you won't get off so lightly."
Aberdare Schools. CARETAKER AND CLEANER APPOINTED. At a special meeting of the Aberdare Education Committee held on Wednes- day, Mr. Edward Morgan in the chair, Mr. Joseph Wigley, who is now bathe at- tendant at the Aberdare Park, was ap- pointed caretaker of the new Gadlys School, and Mrs. Barclay, Abernant, was appointed cleaner at Abernant School.
Death of Llew Dar. We regret to announce the death of Mr Wm. Evans (Llew Dar), Graig-place, Aberdare, which occurred at 9 o'clock Last (Wednesday) night. He sustained severe injuries to his back about three weeks ago whilst employed as collier at Cwmaman Colliery. Up till Sunday last he seemed to be making fair progress to- wards recovery, but on that day he had & relapse. He suffered great pain -zince the accident, and retained consciousness all along. He leaves a widow and three children, with whom the profoundest •ympathy is felt.
Nixon's Collieries. NON-UNIONIST TROUBLE. Last Friday morning a general meeting of the night workmen of the above col- lieries was held at the Institute, Moun- tain Ash. Mr. Tom Rosser occupied the chair, and there was a large attendance. The various secretaries presented their reports regarding the number of non- unionists and also of the men in arrears. Mr. W. P. Bowden was present, and spoke at some length against the present state of affairs, which he characterised as very serious. Mr. n. Lewis also ad- dressed the meeting. The following re- solution was passed: "That a list oi the non-unionists and men in arrears be pre- I- pared with the object cf placing the Eame in front of Mr. H. E. Gray towards the end of this month, at the same time ask- ing him what he is prepared to do with tlem." It was also resolved that the re- olution be recommended to the meeting of day men to be held the same evening. At the meeting held in the evening, the recommendation of the night-men was adopted.
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Misses Lizzie A. Williams, E. A. Paul, N. H. Roberts, and Masters J. R. Lewis, David Watkin Phillips, and Cled- wyn A. Jenkins also gave recitations, all of which were much appreciated. A solo was rendered by Miss Gwladys Wills, and the Bethesda Band of Hope, under the conductorship of Mr. Wm. Evana, gave two renderings of hymn tunes. The afternoon meeting' was commenced with the recitation of a chapter by John Mor- gan. Those who gave recitations were: Master Willie Colcombe, Gwahoddiad Iesu i'r Ieuenctyd Miss Polly Davies, Rhyfeddod"; Mr. John R. Lewis, Ceisia'r Iesu Mr. Willie Lambert, Ing Crist yn Ngethsemane"; Mise Alice Davies, Gweled gwy»ieb Duw a'i- Oen"; Miss Emily Ann Lewis, H Y Diwygiad Cr-efyddol"; Masters Phillip Wills, W. J. Roberts, and Misses Jane Morgan and Bella Wills also recited. Songs were rendered by Misses Gwen and Gwladys Wills. The evening meeting commenced with a recitation by Miss Joyce Morgan. Recitations were given by Master Willie Lambert, "Yr hwn a osododd Duw yn lawn," and Miss Polly Davies, "Clyw fy nghri." Also by Masters David Wm. Lewis, Lewis John James, Philip Wills, Wm. Roberts, and D. J. Davies, and Misses Gwladys Wills and N. H. Roberts. Songs were rendered by Misses Lizzie Edmunds, Jane Morgan, Gwen Wills, and Jane Paul. A dia- logue was 'also given by Mr. W. R. Ward and friends. The Band of Hope also gave selections, and in this meeting the presentation of certificates to successful students at the Sunday School took place. These consisted of certificates for the oral and written examinations, and we are pleaded to state that this Sunday School received almost the highest per- centage of marks throughout the Aber- dare Valley. The certificates were handed over by the oral examiner, Mr. Wm. Chas. Edmunds. The secretarial arrangements at each of the meetings were successfully carried out by Mr. Dd. Thomas Evans, the Sunday School secre- tary.