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Cwmaman. FUNERAL.—On Monday afternoon the funeral of Mr. John Bowen, 21, Mil- ton-street, took place at the Aberdare Public Cemetery. The deceased was an old inhabitant of the village. He was aged 50. The Rev. W. D. Morris, pastor of Soar C.M. Church, conducted the bur- ial obsequies at the house and graveside. It is a sad circumstance that his only daughter, w.ho was about 11 years of age, died on the day of her father's funeral. The event has enlisted the heartfelt sym- pathies of the neighbours. R.A.O.B.—At the Mount Pleasant Lodge of the above Order held on Thurs- day evening last, a large number of brethren congregated to pay a tribute of appreciation to Bro. William Davies for tho services he has rendered to the above Order. He was presented with a beau- tiful and valuable jewel which bore a suitable inscription, reminiscent of the occasion, and which was enclosed in a pretty case. The presentation was made by Bro. T. B. Pugh, K.O.M., the lodge secretary, who. in an eloquent speech con- gratulated Bro. Davies upon the distinc- tion conferred upon him. Bro. Davies then briefly and suitably responded, and a programme of music, etc., was then gone through. FUNERAL.—On Tuesday afternoon the funeral of Mrs. Sarah Lloyd, Fforch- aman-road, took place at the Abtrdare Public Cemetery. The deceased lady had suffered a lingering illness, which she had borne with Christian fortitude and patience. She was well-liked and highly respected, as could be seen from the large number that attended the funeral. The burial obsequies at the house and graveside were conducted by the Rev. W. D. Morris, pastor of Soar C.M. Church, where she had been a faithful member. SHEEP DOG TRIALS.—The fifth an- nual sheep dog trials of the above village were held at the' Fforchaman Farm on Monday last. The president was Mr. Herbert Rees, Maesvffynon, and amongst others present were: Major Morgan, Mountain Ash; Messrs. M. Jenkins, The Emporium; George Parr, W. J. Mae- Gilvery, Dr. R. F. Thomas, Cwmaman, and Mr. J. H. Powell. Mr. Richard Grace, Aberdare, acted as steward, and the time-keeper was Mr. Wm. Isaac, Penrhiwceiber. The judges were Messrs Lewis Davies, Brynmelyn, Treharr;s; William Ambrose, Brynhenllysg Farm, Upper Cwmtwrch; and Evan Walters, Penrhiwcaradog Farm, Mountain Ash. In Class 1, open to all comers, there were 32 entrants, and the following were suc- cessful: 1st, Mr. Evan Williams, Hendre Farm, Pontypridd, "Moss"; 2nd, Mr. Wm. Kingsbury, Fforchaman Farm, Cwmaman, "Teb"; 3rd, Mr. Edward Bennett, Forest Ranger, Cray, "Young Bonnie"; 4th, Mr. D. M. Jones, Nanty- rr oel, Tredegar, U Rhoda. 5th, Mr. Peter Johnson, Bwllfa Farm, Cwmaman, "Rock." In Class 2, open to dogs that had not won a first prize anywhere prev- iously, there were also 32 entrants, and the result in this section was as follows. 1st, Mr. Robert Phillips. Cefn-Callwyn Farm, Pontllanfraith, "Clyde"; 2nd, Mr. Hy. Lloyd, Glanamman, "Toby"; 3rd, Mr. Henry Williams, Ffaldau Farm, Ferndale, "Lady"; 4th, Mr. Dan Howells, Dduallt Far .n, Llanwonno, "Boy"; 5th, Mr. Wm. Kingsbury, Fforchaman Farm, Cwmaman, "Don." There ww also a special class, open to novice dogs within a radius of five miles of Cwmaman, in which nine entries were received. The first prize was won by Mr. William Kingsbury, Fiorchaman Farm, with Don." The Second prise by Mr Kingsbury with "Teh." The third prize by Mr. Henry Williams, Ffaldau, with "Lady." And the fourth prize by Mr. Dan Hcwells, LlanWonno, with Boy." The trials proved to be quite a success in every respect. Mr J. Banford, Mardy, was chairman of committee; Mr. John James, Aberaman Farm, treasurer, and Messrs. A. Parr and W. Kingsbury secretaries.


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