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.-Mountain Ash Draper's Affairs.



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PENRHIWCEIBER. MORIAH C.M. The pulpit of this church was occupied on Sunday last b^ the Rev- B. T. Evans, Llantwit OBITUARY. Three old inhabitants of the district have recently passed away. They were Messrs. William Dyke, Sunny Bank; Thomas Jenkins, Belle Vue Street, and Thomas Thomas, 11 Park Street. GOLF. — A- well-attended meeting of the above club. was held on Tuesday evening at the Golf House, Mr Llew- elyn Davies presiding. The 18-holed handicap will commence on June 1st. There is now a membership of 51. PERSONAL. We are pleased to learn that Miss Gladys Evans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Evans, Penuel House, who underwent a successful operation at the King Edward VII. Hospital, Cardiff, is progressing satis- factorily. » OBITUARY. — Mrs. Meredith, of Llandilo House, Woodfield Terrace, passed away after a brief illness on Monday afternoon. The deceased, who was a member of Moriah Chapel, Mis- kin, was much respected in the neigh- bourhood. HEBRON. The yearly meetings of Hebron Welsh Congregational Church, Ynysboeth, were held on Saturday evening, Sunday, and Monday evening, when sermons were preached by the Rev. Lloyd Morgan, D.D., Pontardulais, and the'Rev. Gwilym Rees, B.A., Merthyr, to laree congregations. PRIZE DRAWING. The list of winning numbers in the drawing in aid of Mr. David Elias Lloyd, Rheola Street, is as follows:—1st, 831; 2nd, 800; 3rd, 462 4th, 438 5th, 652; 6th, 788; 7th, 667. All prizes must be claimed within 14 days. Particulars may be had from the Secretary, Mr. Bert Herd, 118 Penrhiwceiber Road. CHAMBER OF TRADE. A special meeting of the above was held at the 1..00 Hotel on Monday evening, Mr Tom Evans in the chair. Other members present were: Messrs. J. P. Davies, J. D. Price, J. A. Jones, D. E. Davies, J. Williams, W. Randall, Battram, J. Brooks, T. J. Bryer, with E. Evans as secretary.—With regard to the closing of shops at Whitsun it was resolved, on the proposition of Mr. D. E. Davies, that the local tradesmen be petitioned in the matter. Tie members present were in favour of closing two days, viz., Monday and Tuesday. OBITUARY. Maldwyn Rowland Morris, aged 12 years, of 8 Harris View, passed away on Thursday last. The interment took place on' Tuesday at Abercynpn Cemetery, the Rev. W. S. Thomas, Jerusalem, officiating. The large cortege included Mr. Ifor Davies, headmaster; Mr. D. T. Davies, assistant- master, and deceased's school class. The mourners were: Father and moth- er; Richard and Tom, brothers; Lizzie, Susie, Bronwen, Olwen and Lilian, sisters; Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Morris, ™°^er and sister-in-law; Mrs. Phillips, sister; Mrs. Jones, Miss Vaughan, aunts; Mr. and Mrs. D. Kowlands, Abercynon, uncle and aunt; Miss Edwards, Mrs. G. Jenkins, Mrs. iJ. J. Jenkins, Merthyr Vale, and Mrs. David Jenkins, Cefn, aunts; Messrs. Tom Evans, Cilfynydd, uncle; J. Evans, Merthyr Vale, and R. D. Jones, cousins; Mrs. Davies, Merthyr Vale, cousin; Messrs E. T. Jones E R. Jones, cousins; J Vaughan, John Evans, Mountain Ash, uncles; Mrs. Jones, Merthyr Vale, aunt; Messrs. J. Mar- w it Cornish, Aberdare, friends. Wreaths were sent bv: (1) Family; (2) Aunts, Abercynon; (3) Teachers, Pen- rhiwceiber School; (4) Pupils, Penrhiw- ceiber School. tSUI;AH CEIBERITE'S DEPAR- KK.—f rid ay last saw the departure i or South Africa of one of the most popular young men in the valley, Mr. t V.' the son of Mr and Mrs John Duglan, Brynamlwg Villas, Pen- rhiwceiber. He was well-known in the pace, and extremely popular, generous and genial. He is a brilliant pianist, and his services were often requisitioned at local functions. Last Thursday evening a concert was held at the Glan- cynon Hotel to give him a hearty send- on. All present were most sincere in their wishes for Mr Duglan's success in • lis new sphere. Mr Davies presided, and gave an opening address. The JV/ale Voice Party sang a chorus. Then ?."r,Vie a S(.)*° by Mr Moses Jenkins, ij- i Campaigner." Mr Gwilym HICKS presented the guest of the even- ing with a pipe in case given by an anonymous friend. Mr Hicks, in a few suitable remarks, spoke of his close and firm friendship with Mr Duglan and of his regret at losing an old chum. Next came a solo, "Thomas Thomas," by Mr Jacob Richards. Mr Jd. G. Thomas handed to Mr Duglan a hand- some attache case presented to him b. his numerous friends. The speaker referred to his connection with JIr. Duglan. during which time he had al- ways found him a most amiable and generous friend. Mr Idris Thomas, the secretary of the presentation, followed with a few very appropriate remarks. Solos were given by Mr Geo. Anthony, Mr Tom Walton and Mr Harry Evans, all of which were enjoyed immensely. Duglan, who was overcome with emotion, expressed a few words of deep gratitude to all present. Mr Llew Davies feelingly added a few re- narks. Speeches were made by Mr. Hopkins, Aberdare; Mr Watkins, Aber- aman, and Mr Dick Newton. The ineeting concluded with the singing of "He's a jolly good fellow," and "Auld Lang Syne." Mr Duglan left on Fri- day, and all Penrhiwceiber vas agog with excitement. He received many presents, and left with the best wishes •Ji all. Many assembled on the plat- form to give him a final handshake. He sailed on the "Kennilworth Castle" on Saturday to take up an important position in Buluwayo. The readers ot the "Leader" all unite in wishing gctod ii.ick.


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