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YNYSYBWL. SPECIAL SERVICES were held on Tnuisda\ at the Welsh Church Mission Hall to celebrate the anniversary of the opening of the church. The Rev. Daniel Gethin Jones, of New Tredegar, officiated. Services were also held on Sunday, the 9th inst.. when the officiat- ing minister was the Rev. Ebenezer Carston. OBITUARY. The death of Mr Robert Jones, ironmonger, and father of the Rev. J. E. Jones, B.A., curate at Abercynon, took place on Monday night. He had been a resident at Ynysybwl for many years, and always took a keen interest in musical functions. He Was an ardent and faithful worker at the Welsh Church. WTe deeply sympathise with Mrs Jones and the Rev. J. E. Jones in their bereavement. JERUSALEM Y.P.S. On Wednes- day evening, the 5th inst., a debate on "Armaments," pro. and con., took place at the above society. The affirma- tive was taken by Mr Tom Francis, supported by Air D. W. Watkins, and the negative by Air John Thomas, who was supported by Miss G. Edwards. Further discussion was carried on by Miss M. A. Davies, Messrs Rhys Jones, and D. J. Rees. The Rev. I. Morris, B.A., B.D.. declared a majority for the affirmative. NODDFA WELSH SOCIETY. — A very interesting debate on Which is the greater evil, avarice or extrava- gance?" was held at the above society I on Thursday evening, February 6th. Air David T. Roberts gave some strong ar- guments to prove that avarice was, while Air W. R. John did his utmost to convince the members that the oppo- site vice was. Further discussion was carried on by Messrs David James. D. R. Maddy, and D. S. Roberts. The Rev. Huw Roberts, B.A., presided. SOCIAL TEA AND ENTERTAIN- AIENT. On Thursday, February 6th. a tea was held at the English Congrega- tional Chapel to welcome the new pas- tor. the Rev. W. AVilliams. The tables were presided over by Alesdames T. Grinfcer and D. Johns, who were readily assisted by several of the young people present. The cutters were Alesdames Brown, Monks, and Searle. After the tea addresses were delivered by Messrs W. R. Harries and Abraham Richards, deacons, and G. Gower, which were I suitably responded to by the Rev. AV. Williams. Games were indulged in under the superintendence of Mr G. Gower. TABERNACLE ALLS. A very pleas- ant miscellaneous meeting was held on Friday evening last cinder the presi- dency of the Rev. A. Jones. B.A. Solos were very nicely rendered by Alesdames Dawe and Morgans and Air Edwin Wil- liams. Recitations were delivered in fine style by Alisses Lizzie Alorris, Eluned Evans, Aland Dawe, and Air Richard Jones. The following competitions were also held:—Reading. Aliss Lizzie Alorris; Welsh air, 1st prize. Miss Eluned Evans; 2nd, Messrs Williaiii H. Thomas and Emrys Thomas: ear tests. Mr Tout Hughes and Miss Cassie Davies. A party, conducted by Air W. H. Thomas, concluded the evening's pro- gramme. THE INTERMENT of the mortal re- mains of Mrs Mary Williams. 14. Thompson Street, took place at the Yn- ysybwl Cemetery on Wednesday, the 6th inst. The officiating minister was the Rev. Samuel Davies, Pwllgwain, Pont- pridd. The deceased, who came to Yn- ysybwl 26 years ago from the Rhondjla Yallev, was born at Alerthyr about 69 years ago. She was a member of Zion English Baptist Church, Ynysybwl. The funeral was a very large one. The principal mourners were: The widower. Mr James AVilliams; Messrs Robert AVil- liams, Thomas Williams, John Wil- liams, AVilliam James AVilliams, sons; Airs Margaret Jarm an, ATrs Ann Baker, Mrs Elizabeth Pritchard. daughters; Messrs John Davies and James Davies, brothers; Mrs Elizabeth I Bound, sister, Penygraig; Mr and Mrs Robert Williams. Leamington, and also I thirty and forty., grand-children and great grand-children, and a number of old friends of the family. FREE CHURCH COUNCIL. A meeting of the above was held at Noddfa on Monday evening last. The meeting was presided over by the Rev. 1. Morris. Councillor James Evans opened the meeting with prayer. The meeting was very well attended. The most im- portant business under discussion was: V motion from the Lady Windsor Lodge of the Aliners' Federation of Great Britain "That this lodge protests most emphatically Against the tyranny and oppression practised towards cer- tain workmen at the Lady Windsor Colliery, and urges the Ynysybwl Free Church Council to take what steps it may deem necessary in the matter." Considerable discussion took place on this matter, and ultimately it was carried by a slight majority- tliii the motion be not proceeded with.—A mo- tion' from Tabernacle AVelsli Congrega- tional Church re proposed separation of the Welsh from the English section of the Council: this church believes that the separation would be better for working purposes, though both sections exist as one council. It was decided by

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