Brlwsion yr Areithfa. Pigion o bregeth y Parch. D. H. Lloyd Cwmystwyth, yn Bethania, Aberdar, nos Sul y Pasc:— Mae yn bosibl i heretic fod yn gerub drwy lanw ei galon ag addoliad. Buasai athrawiaeth y Corph yn edrych yn well mewn par o ddillad new- ydd, ond hyd eto nid yw y teiliwr wedi dod. Os yw y pagan yn addolgar ei ysbryd mae mor grefyddol ag unrhyw Fethodist pan yn dweyd ei broiiad yn seiat yr an- weletlig. Y wedd allanol ar garn ydyw addoli, a'r wedfewnol ar addoli yw caru. -Nrae llawer o bobl yn meddwl mvnd i'r nefoedd, fel plant bach y cyntyd. drwy geryg Twr Babel. Telescope anldenhog i eglwys yw ys- bryd addolgar yn ei chalon. Wyneb angel a gwegil cythraul sydd gan beryglon yr eglwys. Ffordd dda i wylio ydyw gwasanaethu a ffordd dda i wasanaethu ydyw gwylio. Y llaw i fod yn llvgad a'r llygad i fod yn Haw. Wrth adeiladu y deml yr oedd y gweithiwr yn filwr ac yn fasiwn; mi llaw yn dal arf a'r Ilaw arall yn ccdi y mur. Wrth wylio a gweddio y daw y Jerusalem newvdd i fyny. Yn wyneb cymaint o waith nid OPS gan yr eglwys banner mynyd i golli heb son am hanner canrif i gysgu. Eglwys y winllan ydyw i fod ac nid eglwys y sofa. Mae llond y sofa o seirph. 1 gael y delyn mewn tune yn yr eglwys rhaid cael y gaib a'r rhaw mewn tune yn y winllan.
Briwsion o Bregeth. Traddodwyd yn Bethehem, Aber- cwmboi, boreu Llun, Ebrill 6ed, gan y Parch. E. T. Owen, Llangeler, oddiar y geiriau yn Luc ii. 10:- Nid yw o bwys beth yw eill syniad am y temtiad, y ffaith yw fod Crist wedi ei demtio. Prawf hynny nad oes neb yn rhy berffaith i gael ei demtio. Mae Crist wedi bod yn wahanol I %bob arweiniwr arall. Dywedodd wrth ei ganlynwyr, Cyfodwch eich Croes beunydd." Nid ar yn ail ddydd, ond bob dydd. Mae hefyd wedi bod yn ddi- gon gonest i ddweud, "Yn y byd gorthrymder a gewch." Nid yw dynion drwg yn gweithredu fel y gwnant heb fod ganddynt rhyw esgus o leiaf. P'anr y mae dynion da y byd yn wrthrychau saethau y drwg o hyd? Am nad yw y byd yn eu deall. Fe ysgrifennodd Carlyle lawer, ac fe fu yn wrthrych gwawd, a chafodd ei gon- demnio gan ryw gorachod, ond heddyw mae y byd yn gweled fod yn ei len- yddiaeth genadwri. Hefyd yr oedd Martin Luther yn destyn gwawd a eaethau am nad oedd y byd yn ei ddeall. Ond heddyw yr ydym yn mwynhau y rhyddid yr ymladdodd Luther am dano. Mistake o'r mwyaf oedd croeshoeliad Crist. Y very dynion ag y daeth ef i'w gwaredu oedd yn ei wthio i'r groes, am nad oeddynt yn ei 'ddeall. Mae dynion da bob amser yn dioddef oddiwrth elyn- iaeth. Gwerinwr oedd loan, ac aeth yn fwy poblogaidd na brenin y dalaeth. Felly aeth Herod yn eiddigeddus o honno. Mae yn Nghymru lawer i eglwys a gwaed dynion ieuainc ar ei phen. Pan y mae ambell i ddyn ieuanc yn dod i'r amlwg yn yr eglwys, mae yr elyniaeth yn dilyn, a'r canlyniad yw fod y dylan- wad yn cael ei ladd. Mae mewn llawer i eglwys ddynion yn treulio eu nos Sadwrn yn y gyfeddach, ond mor wyn-eb-galed a'r drwg ei hunan yn eistedd wrth ffwrdd y cymundeb bore Sul. Ac nid oes neb yn yr eglwys a digon o moral courage i ddweud mai pechod yw pechod. Mae rhai pobl yn dweud mai dynion drwg yn unig sydd yn dioddef. Ond beth am Paul? Ai dyn drwg oedd ef? 0 nag e, mae y syniad yn llawer rhy baganaidd. W.R.
Cymanfa Ganu yn Aberdar. Cynhaliwyd Cymanfa Flynyddol Un- deb Canu Cvnulleidfaol y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd Rhan rchaf Dosbarth Aber- dar (y 25ain gylchwyl) yn Bethania, Aberdar, dydd Mawrth y Pasc. Ar- weinydd, Mr D. Owen, Cwmaman; Holwyddorwr, Mr E. Ogwen Williams, Bethania. Swvddogion vr Cndeb ydynt: LIywydd, Parch. J. Lewis, Hebron. Ysgrifenydd, Mr T. Thomas Bronant, Aberdar. Trysorydd, Mr. D. Williams, Blaengwawr. Organydd, Mr W. B. Stephens, Aberdar. Llywyddwyd yn y prydnawn gan Mi- Daniel Jones, Bethania, ac yn vr hwyr gan y Parch. W. Da vies, M.A., Bethan- ia. Caed cynnlliadau neillduol o dda. Canwyd gyda hwyl ac arddeliad amryw o emynau, yn cynwys "Cor y Wynfa" (Tom Lewis, Pontneddfychan); Y mae'r Iesu'n galw (T. J. Morgan, Pencerdd Cynon, Cwmbach); Ymdeith- gan, "Gal wad yr Efengyl" (Edward Lewis, Cwmaman); "Gweddio" (D. J. de Lloyd). Hefyd yr anthem, Mol- I iant i Dduw," gan y ddiweddar Mrs. Watts Hughes.
Bethania, Aberdare. The annual preaching services of Bethania Welsh C.M. Church, Aber- dare, were held on Thursday evening, Good Friday, and Sunday. The offici- ating ministers this year were Revs. John Roberts, M.A., Cardiff; H. Harris Hughes, B.A., Bangor, and D. H. Lloyd, Cwmystwyth. On Friday morn- ing the Rev. J. Roberts preached a telling discourse. If Christ came to our world now, would he be welcomed?" asked the preacher. The answer was in the affirmative, and if we knew before- hand of the visit there would be busy preparations in covering up the slums and the degraded spots in our towns. For if Christ saw the conditions of the indigent and the poor, he would not say as he did 2,000 years ago, "Blessed are the poor." A condition of bitter poverty was anything but blessed. Jesus would, unquestionably, be wel- corned, loved, and honoured, if he came here now, but we should try to realise that he was ever present with us, and that we should not onlv honour him but live completely for him. The Rev. D. H. Lloyd, Cwmvstwyth, preached in the afternoon, and Revs. H. H. Hughes and J. Roberts in the evening. On Sunday evening Mr Lloyd and Mr Hughes preached. Mr Lloyd took as his text, "Awake! awake! O Zion (Isaiah 52, 1). These words, he ex- plained, were an exhortation to us to awake to the responsibility of the Christian life, which was (1) A life of worship; (2) a life of vigilance; (3) a life of service; (4) a life of revelation; (5) a life of sacrifice. Mr David Griffiths was the precentor at the services, and Mr W. Beddoe Stephens was the organist.
Good Friday Services. Personal. -Archdeacon Green, D.D.. Vicar of Aberdare, was the special preacher at Bangor Cathedral on Good Friday. St. Elvan's, Aberdare. At this church the "Three Hours Service" was conducted by the Rev. D. E. Roberts, M.A., Vicar of Miskin. The rev. gen- tleman's extempore addresses were marked with devotion and sincerity. In the evening the Rev. D. J. Rowland, B.A., preached to a large congregation. St. Mair.—The "Three Hours Ser- vice" was conducted by the Rev. I. J. Williams, M.A., Cwmaman, whilst the Rev. Thomas Jones, B.A., curate, offi- ciated at the service at St. Joseph's Church, Cwmaman. In the evening each rev. gentleman occupied his own pulpit.
Aberdare Easter Vestry. The annual Easter Vestry meeting of the ecclesiastical parish of Alwrdare was held in the Vestry Hall on Monday morning. Archdeacon Green, D.D., presided, and he was supported by Mr W. Edwards (people's warden) and Mr T. Lloyd (vicar's warden). The Vicar having opened the meeting, Mr Ed- wards submitted the balance sheet and made observations on the accounts of each church. Mr. Edwards said that the balance sheet was in many respects one of the best statements that had been presented for the last 10 years. l had some weak spots, hut on the whole it was very satisfactory. The Church of St. John the Baptist had in- creased its balance in hand. They would notice the receipt of £ 25 from the District Council in respect of ease- ment of land for widening High Street. He wished to explain that this was not the price of purchase, inasmuch as the land was given to the District Council. The value would probably run to three figures. Out of the £ 2o received had been spent in erecting a new wall on the churchyard. There had been a slight falling off in the collections at St. Elvan's. This was possibly due to the extra effort made in connection with the Restoration Fund. For current expenses in St. Elvan's they must have collections amounting to B250 a year. There were 40 free services during the year, and the average collections should be Bo. At present it was Bo 12s. 6d. St. Mary Magdalene's, Cwmbach, showed a material improvement. St. Matthew's Abernant, had always been good, but they were better than ever this year. They had spent B16 on re- pairs during the year, and the balance in hand was much the same. St. John Evangelist, Robertstown, had done re- markably well. They had converted a deficit of CIS (5s. 9d. to balahce in hand of 61 9s. 3d. The Church Mission re- mained much the same. The Restoration Fund looked very healthy. The re- ceipts included a sum of 7C500 from Lord Merthyr, and the total deficit, assuming that all promised subscriptions were duly paid by July, 1915, would be £117. The progress of this fund wajJ most gratifying, for they had spent on the church a sum of £ 6,700. The Vicar remarked that he hoped the collections would be more sub- stantial when the restoration debt had been cleared. Very strenuous efforts had been made in connection with this fund, and it could not be expected of people to give well in both ways. He also hoped that the Clergy Maintenance Fund would receive their support. On the motion of Mr T. Powell, seconded by Mr Fred Griffen, the balance sheet was adopted. Mr W. H. Rees proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the churchwardens and sidesmen, and Mr John Roberts seconded. Mr T. Lloyd, Mr. D. Walters (St. Mair) and Mr A. T. Jenkins (Cwmbach) acknowledged.
Appointment of Churchwardens and Sidesmen. The Vicar, in renominating Mr T. Lloyd as his warden, observed that Mr Lloyd took his part in a truly repre- sentative manner. Mr. T. Lloyd thanked the Vicar for nominating him, and added that he was sorry that this was the last time Dr. Green would be able to appoint him. He hoped that the right man would be sent to Dr. Green's place. Now that there were threats of crippling the church they needed a strong man to carry on the good work. Mr \V. Edwards was unanimously re- elected people's warden, and he briefly acknowledged. The sidesmen appointed for St. John the Baptist were Messrs. Griffith Thomas, Glannant Street, and Edward Morgan, Tanybryn Street. For St. Elvan's: Messrs. James Vin- cent, Canon Street; W. J. Parker, Herbert Street; Fred Griffen, Herbert Street; A. Hayman, Penydarren St.; F. Pardoe, Abernant Road; George Morgan, Tanybryn Street; Thomas Thomas, Elm Grove; Henry King, Broniestyn Street; Supt. K. Rees, F. W. Johns, Wind Street; John Parry. Gloucester Street; Harry Powell, Aber- nant Road.
Old Parish Church. Mr W. Edwards, in accordance with notice, moved That the Vicar and Churchwardens apply for a Faculty to enable them to bury, lay level with ground, or remove such tomb and other stones, delapidated railings and masonwork, and to make such other alterations as may be found desirable for the maintenance of the old Parish Churchyard in proper order and con- dition." The resolution was seconded and carried unanimously.
The Vicar and Testimonials. Mr. T. Lloyd handed to the Vicar a I cheque as an Easter offering. He asked Dr. Green to accept it as a part- ing gift from the Parish of Aberdare. The churchwardens had expressed a desire to organise some kind of presen- tation, but the Vicar did not wish any- thing of the nature carried out. Con- sequently a good many parishioners had given something extra towards this Easter offering He prayed God to strengthen the VIcar to accomplish good work in the district where he was going to. (Applause.) Dr. Green thanked them all most heartily for their Easter offering, which was considerably more than the sum he received last year. Mr TJovd had alluded to a testimonial, therefore he felt obliged to refer to it also. He did not wish any testimonial to be or- ganised on his behalf, for he held very strongly that nothing should be done. He appreciated the good feeling which prompted them to think of it. but at the same time he must ask them to respect his wishes.
A Fatal Error. Inquest on Aberdare Boy. An inquest on the hoy Horace Morton Tucker, whose sad death we recorded in our last issue, was held on Thurs- day morning at Aberdare Police Station, before Mr R. J. Rhys. Mr. W. Thomas, solicitor, appeared for the relatives, and Capt. Edwards, H.M. Inspector of Factories, was also present. R. J. Tucker, coal merchant, Aber- dare, father of the boy, said that his son was 17 years of age, and had been apprenticed in the fitting-shop, Aber- aman Colliery a few months ago, and was employed there at the time of the accident on Monda>, April 6th. Joshua James said he was engaged in cutting a bar into bolts when he heard the deceased shout. He stopped the machine at once. The bar was re- volving and caught the clothing of de- ceased at the hack. There was a guard, but the bar projected a foot beyond it. Joseph Martin, head mechanic for the Powell DufFryn Company, explained the position of the machine. He said that a space of 2ft. 4in. divided the bar and the waste box. The Coroner: My impression is that Joshua James was cutting the bar. which was one foot too iong. Instead of shortening it he put it in as it was, and this poor boy got caught in it. Witness agreed and added that iu- structions had been given that no bar was to project beyond the guard. In reply to Mr Wm. Thomas, witness said that Joshua James was still an apprentice, and had been in charge of the machine for about two months. The Foreman of the Jury: But he had not carried out his instructions as to the length of the bar? Witness: He made an error there. The Coroner: I supposelyles (the foreman of the fitting-shop) is supposed to look after the shop? Witness: He (Eyles) was with him for three-quarters of an hour previous to that. His attention was called away from that part of the shop. The Coroner: Everything seems to have gone wrong. In summarising the evidence the Coroner remarked that the boy's cloth- ing had caught owing to the bar being too long. Joshua James had made a mistake. He should have known what to do, but he was only 19 years of age, and they had known of old people com- mitting mistakes. For that reason they should not perhaps he too severe towards him. He was no doubt very sorry for what had happened. A verdict of Accidental death was returned, with a rider to the effect that greater care should be exercised in the future. The Coroner associated himself with the jury's sympathy with the parents of the boy, whose death he described as a very sad one. The Funeral. The funeral, for men only, took place on Good Friday afternoon, the inter- ment being at Aberdare Old Cemetery. Among the general public present were Messrs. E. Williams (Monk Villa), Evan Jones (Teilo House), J. Howard Mor- gan, L. N. Williams, J.P., R. D. Wil- liams (Caecoed), W. Eddy, R. L. Berry, Tom Morgan, Gordon Chapman, Illtyd Williams, Dan Davies, W. Thomas (solicitor), T- W. Griffiths (solicitor), W. B. Andrews, Morgan (Monk St.), W. Millward, Dr. T. W. Scale, J. D. Hughes, Wm. Hughes (Trecvnon) F. J. Twissell, J. Miller, j/W. Hek, Joseph Thomas, F. W. Hall, J. L. Thomas, J. L. Rowlands, Frank G. Hek, R. P. Jones, Gwyddonwy Evans, and a number of men from the fitting shop and other departments at Aber- aman Colliery. Deceased was a mem- ber of the 1st Aberdare Troop of Boy Scouts, who were present in a body, under the charge of their leader, Mr Parker, eight members acting as bear- ers. The Trecynon contingent of Boy Scouts were also in attendance, with their leader, Mr E. D. Humphreys. The coffin was covered with the shroud of the 1st Aberdare Troop. The funer- al arrangements were carried out by Messrs. C. R. Vicary and Son. The Rev. E. T. Evans, Highland Place Church, officiated at the graveside, and delivered a brief address, the ser- vice concluding with the hymn, Lead, kindly light," and" The Last Post" by three boy scouts. The mourners were: Ist coach: Father and mother; Hilda, Godfrey and Cyril (sister and brothers), and Mrs. Jeffreys (aunt). 2nd coach: Amy, Willie and Harold (sister and brothers), and Mr E. Lewis (uncle). Wreaths had been received from: (1) Father and mother; (2) brothers and sisters; (3) Mr and Mrs Allen, Glouces- ter; (4) Mrs A. S. Pleace and family; (5) Mr and Mrs. Illtyd Williams and family; (6) a few intimate and sincere friends (7) friends (8) Boy Scouts, Aherdare, Trecynon and Mountain Ash contingents;, (9) Mr and Mrs Joseph Thomas, Trecynon; (10) Mr and Mrs Frank Hek; (11) Mr R. P. Jones; (12) Mrs F. T. Chapman and family; (13) Highland Place Church (14) St. John's Bible Class; (15) Mr and Mrs W. B. Andrews and family; (16) Mr and Mrs E. Morris; (17) Miss Mary and Miss Annie Morgan (18) Miss Alice Harries (19) Powell Duffrvn Co., Ltd., employ- ees; (20) Employees at the G.W.R. Yard and friends. Letters of condo- lence had been received from a large number of friends. There was one letter in boyish handwriting, which went to show how popular deceased was with his mates. It was addressed to the parents, and read Dear Friends, Just a few lines in deep sympathy in your sad bereavement in the loss of your dearly beloved son, with whom f was very friendly of late." At Highland Place Church on Snn- day evening a vote of condolence with Mr and Mrs Tucker and family was passed.
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Aberaman Organist Honoured A very pleasant evening was spent at Ynyslwyd Baptist Church on Good Friday evening, when a presentation was made to the church organist (Mr A. Watkins) and his assistants. The chair was taken by Mr William Davies (senior deacon), who stated that he was proud to be present on such an occasion. He dwelt upon the necessity of appreciating voluntary service, and alluded to the general esteem which the Ynyslwyd members held for Mr Watkins. Reference was also made to Messrs J. L. Williams and W. J. Harris, who had undertaken to blow the organ since it was built. Cartref was sung by Mr D. J. Richards, after which Mr J. Ceiriog Hughes recited "A Breach of Promise. The duett, "Flow Gently Deva," was sung by Messrs G. Richards and D..T. Richards, and Miss Blodwen Williams recited H Going Home." At this juncture Mr William Davies, on behalf of the church, made the presentation to Mr Watkins. It con- sisted of a handsome 18 carat gold hunter watch, which bore the following* inscription in Welsh:—"Presented by Ynyslwyd Baptist Church to Mr A. Watkins, L.T.S.C., as a token of ap- preciation for his services as their or- ganist, April 10th, 1914." In presenting the watch Mr Davies said that the gift was only a small token of the respect in which he was held, and expressed the hope that the church would obtain the benefit of Mr Watkins' services for many more years. The church recog- nised in him. not only the musician, but a person eminently fitted to enter into other spheres of activity. Mr Watkins, in returning thanks, said he had not expected or deserved the gift. It was always a pleasure to play the organ, and he assured the audi- ence that he was quite satisfied if it gave them as much pleasure to listen as it afforded him to play. He. however, greatly appreciated the good feeling displayed, and in conclusion paid a tri- bute to the two blowers. Mr James Lewis Williams was next presented by Mr William Evans, and Mr John Williams made the presenta- tion to Mr W. J. Harris. Each re- ceived a marble clock and bronzes for their services as organ blowers. Bardic addresses were then given by Ab Hevin, Gwernantydd, Ogwen. Arthur Thomas. Daniel John Jones, and Hugh Evans on behalf of the Rev. D. Bassett, Gadlys. The Rev. E. Wern Williams, Hirwain, wrote regretting inability to attend, and paid a glowing tribute to Mr Wat- kins' literary and musical capabilities. The Rev. E. Cefni Jones, Hirwain, next addressed the meeting. He spoke of the respect which Ramoth Church, Hirwain, had for Mr Watkins, and was glad that the church at Ynyslwyd re- cognised his services. He had attained his present position through diligent study and great perseverance, and his friends at Hirwain were justly proud of him. He wished the church and their organist every success, and ended by reading some poetry of his own com- position. tMr Daniel Edwards, Gadlvs, sang' appropriate verses, specially composed by the Rev. D. Bassett, which were well received. Miss Ceinwen Evans ably sang penillion in the North Wales style. Mr R. Williams, Godreaman, gave a rendering of mynd," and Miss Maggie Williams, after singing Cofiwch eich hiaith," rendered a duet in company with her brother, Emlyn Williams. The officers of the presentation com- mittee were: Chairman, Mr David Johnson; treasurer, Mr John Jones, Gwawr Cottage; secretaries, Messrs An- eurin Davies and Gwilym Evans.
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Aberaman Minister's Farewell. The pastor's farewell meeting was held at Gwawr Baptist Chapel, Aber- aman, on Wednesday. The Rev. W. T. Francis, who has ministered at 11 Gwawr for some years, has taken up the pastorate of Calfaria (B.), Llanellv. At 5 o'clock a social tea was held. The lady members of Gwawr attended at the tables and a large number en- joyed the edibles prepared. At 7 o'clock the farewell meeting was held. The Chairman was the Rev. J. Griffiths, Calfaria, Aberdare. Letters expressing regret at inability to be present had been received from Revs. Cefni Jones, Hirwaun; T. Thomas, Godreaman; R. H. Davies and Joseph James, Cwmbach, and Llechidon Wil- liams, Cadoxton. Rev. D. Hopkin, B.A., Noddfa, Trecynon, offered prayer.' Addresses were afterwards delivered by the Revs. J. Griffiths; Tvwi Jones B Williams, Abernant; E."W. Llewelyn and H. P. Jenkins. Aberaman; W. R. Lewis and Henner Thomas, Cwmaman John Lewis, Hebron; W. A. Jones' Cwmdare; D. Bassett, Gadlys; Cynog Williams, Heolyfelin; J. B. Davies, Abercwmhoi; R. S. Rogers, Rhos, & W. Davies, Soar, Mountain Ash Mr John Williams (deacon) and Mr David Rees, Gwawr. The Chairman then called uoon Mr John Williams (deacon), Regent St.. to present Mrs. Francis with a beautiful mahogany work table bearing the fol- lowing inscription: Cyflii-,N-tie(lig i Mrs. Francis gan chwiorydd Eglwys y Bedyddwyr yn Gwawr, Aberaman, fel arwydd o'u parch a'u hedmvgedd, Ebrill 8fed. 1914." Mr Francis was also presented by Mrs. Williams, Elm Grove, Aberdare, with about twenty valuable Theological books as an expression of the members' goodwill to him. The Chairman presented Mr. Francis with Young's Massive Concordance, on behalf of the Baptist Ministers' Fra- ternal and the R^ey. John Lewis, Hebron, presented liiiii with a volume of the late Rev. William James, Aberd are,\s sermons, on behalf of I "rndeh Gweinidogion Cymraeg Aber- aman." He was also made the recip- ient of an eligant morocco Bible present- ed to him by Mrs Rachel Morgan, 5 George Street, Aberaman, who is now the oldest member of Gwawr Baptist Church. Mr and Mrs Francis suitably respond- ed. The meeting was terminated in prayer by the Rev. D. Bassett.
Aberdare Church Mission. Cood Friday Services.—Special Lan tern Services were held at Green Street and the Memorial Hall in the afternoon and evening. Mr. Chivers gave a very interesting address, explaining the pictures. Mr D. Tasker and other helpers from St. Mark's Mission, mani- pulated the lantern. Mrs. Twissell pre- sided at the harmonium. Mr Brown conducted the services. Easter Services. On Sunday last very hearty services were held in the afternoon at Green Street and the Memorial Hall. In the afternoon the Missioner conducted a children's ser- vice at Green Street, and addressed the Sunday School on "Easter Day." Miss Thomas presided at the harmonium. At the Memorial Hall in the evening there was a good congregation. A special anthem was sung hy the choir under the leadership of Mr Charlie Rees. Mr George Stephens sung the tenor solo very creditably, while Miss Maggie Pugh took the soprano. Mrs. Twissell presided at the harmonium. The Missioner preached, taking as his text, Rev. i., 18. The Annual Tea and Entertainment was held at the Memorial Hall on Eas- ter Tuesday. There was a good num- ber present. Travholders: (1) Mrs. George Stephens, Mrs Jones (Graig St.) and Mrs Mills; (2) Mrs. John Lewis and Miss Lewis; (3) Mrs Male and Miss Evans; (4) Miss Coombes, Neville Ter- race, Miss Coombes, Hall St. i'5) Mrs. Richards and Miss Richards; (6) Mrs. Snooks and Miss Snooks; (7) Mrs. H. Ham and Mrs. J. David. Cutters-up: Mrs. Smith (Arnott Place), Mrs. Buckingham, Mrs. Pugh, Mrs. G. Thomas, Mrs. Richards, Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Richardson. Door-keeper, Mr. J. Lewis, Nant How. Tea Brewers, Mr. G. Stephens and Mr Wells. The con- cert was excellent. The programme was as follows :—Mandoline and piano- fore duet. Miss Joyce Thomas and Mr W. Pink; comic song, Mr W. H. Tem- pleman; musical selections, Mr Dus- ton; solo, Madame N. Davies Phillips; recitations, Mr D. J. Davies, Griffith Street; solo, Mr Sidney Charles Rees; solo, Miss E. Berry; club swinging dis- play. Brothers Smith; comic song, Mr T. Powell duet, Madame Nellie Davies Phillips and Mr Phillips; cowboy drama, Miss Joyce Thomas and Mr W. Pink; banjo solo, Mr. Duston. Chairman, the Missioner, Mr George Brown. Ac- companists, Messrs. W. C. Williams and R. 10. Pegge. Secretaries, Mr A. Buckingham and Mr J. Lewis for the tea, and Mr George Stephens for the concert.
I.O.G.T. Mount Pleasant, Hirwain, was the venue of the North Glamorgan District Lodge on Tuesday, when Bro. Len Cooke, D.C.T., presided, supported by Bro. W. H. King (Grand Lodge R ecep- tion Secretary), Bro. Howells (Moun- tain Ash), District Treasurer; Sister M. Jones, Hirwain, D. Chap.; Sister Pugh, D.V.T. Sister M. Williams, Mountain Ash, D.Mar., etc. It was decided to adopt the follow- ing reports:— D.C.T., who asked for a rally in gen- eral, as Temperance Reform was not a minor reform, and its adoption would benefit the community. The D.E.S., Bro. Thomas, Cwmdare, gave an excellent report. Bro. King advocated more and stronger effort through the lodges. The District Sescretary's (Bro. Wilt- shire) report was also adopted. The District Treasurer's (Bro. Howells, Mountain Ash) report shewed a balance on the right side. An optimistic report was given by Bro. W. H. King, of the Grand Lodge Reception Executive's work. Bros. Beynon (Cwmdare) and West (Mountain Ash) acted as Finance Com- mittee, and Bros. Parr and Rev. M. J. Thomas (Cwmaman) as Credentials Committee. Sister Pugh's report re the I.O.G.T. Guild was most gratifying. During the recess a tea was provided for the visitors, the presiding ladies being Sister Miss Jones (D.Chap.). Sister Mrs. Sweet, Sister Miss Hillier, Sister Mason (Station Road), Sister Flooks and Sister Hocking.
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