Pontypridd. For Best and Cheapest Wo^ing Bonts at 3s lid 4s 6d, 4s lid, and 5s lid, go to Dai,iea, PBEK PRESS Buildings, 23, Taff street, Pontypridd. 4J07 FENNELL'S, 12, Market street, F^YP^'DD (opposite the Post Office). Call and see Fine Display of Fish. Mr Gerald Bruce, solicitor, applied at Wed- nesday's police court for the temporary transfer of the license of the Tredegar Arms, Pontypridd, from Mr R. H. Williams who had left, to Mrs Jaae Jenkins, wife of Mr William Jenkins, contractor, Cilfynydd. The application was granted. DURING THE STRIKE Dr. Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa reduced to 5d. and 7d. per tin at W. H. Key s, The People's Cnemist, 90, Taff street, Ponty- pridd. 4225 NURSERY HAIR-WASH promotes the growth of the hair and keeps it free from nits, &c. 6d per bottle, or post free 9d.-Key, rhe People's Chemist, Pontypridd. 4225-2 Miss Eva Barker, of Albert road, graig, who daring her twelve years' residence at Pontypridd has won for iherself a large circle of friends, left the town on Monday for her new home at Com- mondeal, Yorkshire. At Wesley Church Sunday School, on Sunday, she was made the recipient of a teacher's Bible and a Wesley's Hymn and Tune Book, the gifts of the choir and her fellow- teachers. In making the presentation Mr M. Julian referred to the recipient's usefulness in the chapel, school, and Band of Hope, and ex- pressed the extreme regret which all felt at los- ing her. Miss Barker very briefly but feelingly replied. Few doz"in pairs of Ladies' and Gent's Tennis Shoes to clear below cost at DAVIES'S, Free Press Buildings, 23, Taff street, Pontypridd. 4284 "You can see with half an eye that FRANK THOMAS (" My Hatter,") sells the best 3/9 Hat. 2838 The 6th Carabineers (Dragoon Guards) left Pontypridd on Saturday morning for Aldershot. The officers were exceedingly busy overnight in making arrangements for the departure of the squad. When the troops left the stables of the New Inn and Butchers' Arms a large crowd awaited them in the streets and followed them to the railway station. Here a special train was in readiness to convey the troops, and for half an hour there was quite an interesting scene. Mr Felton, stationmaster, with the POrters, superintended the packing of tue lucl,ga.,e of the troopers, and Major Hamilton, lieutenant Cole and Lieutenant Watson gave Sections for the entraining of the horses, Vere safely lodged in the cattle trucks ^thin half an hour of their arrival at the At 6.30 punctually the train steamed «*, the troopers leaving behind them more friends than foes. They had been stationed in "the town nearly 18 weeks. The Pontypridd Coachbuilding Company (prize winners for carriages) are now doing and &Te prepared to undertake the best class of work in the trade; carriage trimming a speciality. Showrooms are now open.—Carriage Works, Morgan street, Pontypridd. 4123
Llwynypia. The Sunday School in connection with Salem Welsh Congregational Church, Llwynypia, held tkeir annual tea parly on Monday last. The weather was favourable, and a large number attended. An excellent repast of the usual de- licacies, provided on such occasions, had been latid out on prettily decorated tables, and nicely arranged trays, which were presided over by IIrs Reynolds and Miss Davies, Mrs Hammond, d Miss Morris, Miss Lewis, and Miss Maggie ()hn,_iS8 3fargretta Williams, and Miss A. Wil- Mrs J. Mathias, and Miss Mathias, Miss "'•aois, Miss Davies, and Mrs Dunn, being therwise assisted by friends of the church. Fuil Justice having been done by the very large num, her of scholars, an adjournment was made to an lifting field, where the usual out-door pastimes "ere indulged in until dusk. In the evening, a Very successful entertainment was held in the "-haPet. A good programme, consisting of songs, recitations, etc., by the "stars" of the district, "Was gone through to a crowded audience. The concert was a splendid one, and great praise is due to those who undertook the task of forming the programme. This church is in a fluorishing condition, under the pasfcorage of the Rev T. G. Jenkyn, who is held in high esteem by all who know him.
Treharris. There are 48 passengers trains calling at Qua- kers' Yard every day. Four of these are work- men's trains. The soup kitchen, after being in existence for the past 20 weeks, closed on Friday. Since the commencement 52,329 meals have been distribu- ted among destitute children. The detachment of the 2nd Battalion South iWales Borderers, numbering 50 officers and men,- left their quarters here at 7.30 on Tuesday morning for Pembroke Dock. They marched to Quakers'"Yard, and left there per Great Wes- tern Railway special train. Mr H. C. Hughes, oneof the assistants at the Sohools, left the service of the Board on the 10th inst. for Mason College, Birmingham, hav- ing won a Queen's scholarship last July. The vacancy will be filled by Mr Henry Greena- pombe, B.A. (WelsIT University), of Brithdir. The output at the colliery during last week taa been far below the average, which to a great extent can be attributed to so many places being as yet inacessible. A large number of men &re still unemployed, seme having again gone where to seek work. This state of things we imagine will not last long, as every day there is an increase in the quantity of coal raised. The result of the reoent County scholarship examination, tenable for one year at the Mer- thyr Intermediate School, came to hand thi. ,week, and we note that the first three places on the list have been won by the pupils of Our boys' School, namely, (1) William Griffith Jones, Mill street, Quakere Yard; (2) David Iorwerth Gib- fxm, Oakland Terrace; (3), William Henry Parry, Grove House.
Abercynott. The annual church parade of the members of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants (Abercynon branch) will take place on Sunday next the 18th inst. The procession will start ffom opposite the club room and proceed to the New Church when a special sermon will be preached at 2.30 p.m. by the Rev. Gomer Davies, B.A. A concert will be heir1, in aid of the funds of the society, on the following (Monday) evening, at the Board Schools, and from the Various attractions of the lengthy programme ifhich we have had the opportunity of perusing, we can promise this 3 of our readers who attend, a most enjoyable time. CELEBRATE the Diamond Julilee" bv trvine BLECTKIC TEA—in Is id packets at Is 84. 2s, and in 4d per lb. 2873
Clydach Vale. The male voice party at the above place has once more followed the examples of its prede- cessors in the place, having collapsed owing to lack of attendance. Mr Ehedydd Samlet has worked hard and well to establish a local per- manent organisation, but it appears that a cer- tain section in the place is determined to under- mine all his efforts. It would be well for these to remember that ability to pull down is a very questionable property. The workmen at the Cambrian Collieries have decided on having an agent all for themselves, to be elected by ballot. Let us hope that the manner of conducting this election will be differ- ent to that of secretaries of medical fund, where very questionable tactics were practised. The workmen have a glievance in this respect. Let us hope that their house will be put in order for this next election, and that the workmen will choose a man honest, conscientious, and straight- forward, and one who is not likely to betray their confidence. Clydach Vale workmen have had a lesson in this respect, and should now have their eyes open. A movement is on feot to present Dr John David, who has left the looality, with a testi- monial-a. pendant and a purse of gold. Dr T. Ll. Morgan and his assistants have spared no effort to make it a success. Calfaria, the Welsh Baptist Chapel, which is being renovated, will shortly lie finished, and will bo a very handsome building, ft is to be fitted up with a large organ.
Cilfach Bach. L On Saturday morning, the 10th inst., the wedding was solemnised, at the parish chuaeh, Llantrisant, of Miss Ada Laura Williams, se- cond daughter of Mrs Isaac Owen, School House, Gilfach Goch, and Mr John Howell Johns, headmaster of Llanddewi Velfrey Na- tional School, Narberth. The bride was given away by her step-father, Mr Isaac Owen, head- master of Gilfach Board School. The officiat- ing clergy was the Rev T. Tissington, St. Bar- nabbas Church, Gilfach, assisted by the Rev J.B. Hughes, M.A., vicar of Llantrisant. The bride was prettily attired in a handsome drees of bronze silk hopsack, trimmed with shrimp satin, and white chiffon, and sEe wore a white picture hat trimmed with while chiffon, tips, wings, and orange blossoms. The bridesmaid, Miss Blanche Evaas, South Villa (second daughter of Mr Gomer Evans, manager of the Glamorgan Coal Company) wore a very smart dress of green poplin, trimmed with white silk and pearl trim- mings, her hat being of green straw, trimmed with green tips and white chiffon. The bride- groom was accompanied by Mr Idris Naunton Morgan, Tonypandy, who acted as best man. A large number of friends and admirers accom- panied the wedding to Llantrisant to witness the pleasant ceremony. As the wedding party drove through Gilfach, hundreds turned out to wish the young couple a happy wedding, and the main street was strewn with rice, which was lavishly thrown at the wedding party. A num- ber of the bride's most intimate friends were entertained to breakfast by Mrs Owen, at the School House, ppior to their departure for LJan- trisant. After the ceremony, the newly married couple left for London, where the honeymoon will be spent. The gift of the bridegroom to the bride was a handsome gold brooch, inlaid with rubies and pearls, and a similar brooch was also presented to the bridesmaid; the bouquets carried by the bride and bridesmaid were also the gifts of the bridegroom. The bride's gift to the bridegroom consisted of solid gold studs and links set with diamonds. The presents were numerous and costly, amd were greatly admired by a large number of friends. LIST OF PRESENTS. Mother of bride, house linen, piano, marble clock, and bronze ornaments; step-father of bride, hwuse furniture and cheque; Messrs Wil- lie and Francis Miles (cousins), New Inn, Ponty- pridd, oak and silver tray; Mrs Jenkins (aunt), Pontypridd, silver handle cake knife; Miss Florrie Jenkins (cousin), pair of oil paintings; Mr Idris Naunton Morgan, marble clock; Mr I and Mrs Dr Naunton Morgan, pair of orna- mental vases; Rev and Mrs Tissington, silver cream jug and sugar basin; Mr and Mrs David Harris, Natal, South Africa, silver water jug; Mr and Mrs Tom Jones, Ogmore Hotel, silver cake basket; Mr and Mrs T. Cosslett, silver breakfast cruet; Mr and Mrs Gomer Evans, silver sardine box; Miss Beatrice Evans, black satin cushion; Miss Blanche Evans (bridesmaid), pair of d'oyleys; Miss Gladys Evans,pair of silk garters; Mr and Mrs David Griffiths, silver jam dish; Mr Ted Griffiths, fretwork saltcellars; Mr and Mrs Pugh, Clydach, Swansea, oak and silver biscuit box; Mr and Mrs William Evans, white damask table cloth; Mr and Mrs Smale, butter dish and knife; Mr and Mrs Phillips, Penrhfwfer, jam dish ani silver spoony Mr and Mrs Evan Evans, silver saltcellar and spoon; Mrs William Rosser, fretwork saltcellars; Mr and Mrs Robert Rees, silver breakfast cruet; Mr and Mrs Tom Jones (overman), set of jugp; Mrs David (headmistress of Gilfaeh Infant School), sifted sugar bowl and silver spoon; Miss Edwards, crumb tray and brush; Miss Mudge, afternoon tea cloth; Miss King, painting; Miss M. A. Bonner, placque; Miss M. A. Edwards, ditto to match; Miss Cassie Rees, R.A.M., Lon- don, brass fire irons; Miss Annie Evans, jam dish; Master Willie Mathews, pair of plates; Messrs D. S. and Gwilym Morgan, toilet service, Mr John Hopkins, velvet cushion; St. Barnab- bas Church Sunday School, a handsome Oxford Bible. May Mr and Mrs Johns, anjoy a long, happy, and prosperous life, is the wish of all their ac- quaintances.
Pentyrclj. A little boy, named Thomas Philip Williams, residing at Gwaelodygarth, Pentyrch, was drowned while bathing with a number of other lads in the River Taff, near Walnut Tree, on Wednesday evening, A plucky attempt was made to rescue him by one of his companions, but he failed to bring him ashore. The body was afterwards recovered.
Coedymeibioq. We are glad to report that in reply to the memorial of the Mid-Rhondda Chamber of Trade the Post Office authorities have made a concession to this district. On and after the 19th inst. a despatch will be made from Coedy- meibion Post Office at 8.30 p.m. to connect with the night mail despatch from Tonypandy. How. ever, the request anent a longer interval between the first morning delivery and despatch is not granted.
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Caerphilly. The Werndda colliers, about 25 in number, refused to work on Monday morning owing to a dispute with regard to the terms on which they had been working. The men claimed that they had been working at ten per cent. less than that paid at other collieries and on Monday asked for that advance. On the other hand the company contend that there is no "billy" and that the men are paid for small coál.
Blaeqclydack. At Noddfa Vestry, oa Tuesday night the 6th inst., the Blaenclydach United Choir partook of a social tea. An excellent "spread" was provided. The tables were presided over by the following lady members of the choir: Mrs James, Mrs Evans, Misses S. James, G. A. Lewis, R. Thomas, A. Rees, H. James, M. Jones, H. Jones, K. Goodwin, and M. E. Jones. After tea, an eatertainment was given. Mr Roberts, Clydach Vale, presided, and addresses were delivered by the Chairman and Messrs John Williams (ex-c.c.), David Owens and Wm. Jones, all of whom spoke highly of the past records of the choir and wished them and their conductor (Mr Jas. Evans) every success. The programme consisted of Solos, duets and recitations by Misses M. Jones, K. Goodwin, S. James, and Messrs R. Gwynlais Jones, J Jones, T. Hughes, Charles Wilding and David Evans. After the usual vote of thanks, the choir rendered Addoliad in an admirable style. This terminated a very enjoyable evening entertainirieat. It is worthy of notice that this society donated 12 to the Mid-Rhondda Relief Fund last week.
Llantrisant. Rev W. Owen (C.), Pontyclsn, presided at a well-attended meeting of the above Union at Tabernacle Chapel, Pontyclun, on Tuesady after- noon. It was decided that a volume be presen- ted to the Rev Walter Farr, Wesleyan minister, Llantrisant, as a token of goodwill on his de- parture for Lutterworth, Leicestershire. Ar- rangements were made for the next two meet- ings. Mr T. Griffiths, University College, Oar- diff, read a valuable paper on "The Renaissance and the Reformation." An interesting discussion ensued.
Pentre. On rhursday afternoon the annual inspection of the Pentre Detachment 3rd V.B. Welsh was made on the grounds near the Drill Hall, Pentre, by Colonel McCall and Colonei Cress well, C.B. The men presented a very smart appearance, and went through the usual drill very creditably. and were complimented by the inspecting officer. The officers of the detachment present were Cap- tain Jones, Captain Tallis, Lieutenant Dyke, and Lieutenant Everet.
Peqtre Ystrad. On Sunday and Monday, September 4th and 5th, were held the Induction Strvices of Mr David Rees, Aberaman, to the joint pastorate of Pentre and Clydach Vale Unitarian Churches. On Sunday, at Clydach Vale, the Rt-v J Davies, Alltplaca, Cardiganshire, preached in the afternoon. The evening service was introduced by Mr Thomas Edwards, Ferndale, and in the unavoidable absence of the Rev J. Hathren Davies, Cefnceedeymmer, Rev. J. Davies preached again in the evening. Oa Monday aftercoDn, at Pentre, the charge to the minister was delivered by the Rev J. Davies, Alltplaca, and the charge to the churches by the Rev J. Davies, Cefncoed- cymmer. The evening service was introduced by the Rev J. E. Jenkins, Dowlais. The Rev T. E. Jenkins, Gelliouen, preached an appro- priate sermon on The Church of God." The Rev Jenkia Thomas, Aberdare, following with an English sermon on "Faithfulness in Religious Life." Large numbers of Unitarians from various parts of Glamorganshire attended. The Cardiff and Aberdare contingents being especially strong. Among those present were noticed the Revs Dr Griffiths, Pontypridd D. J. Williams, Marthyr; David Evans, Wick and J. E. Jones, Cwmbach. The attendances were good, and it is hoped that they were the means of imparting spiritual strength, and fostering the religious life of all present.
Presentation; at Cymmer. A very interesting meeting was keld at the Rhondda Hotel, Cymmer, on Saturday last, the occasion being the presentation to Mr Frederick W. Pride, Cymmer Collieries, of a gold albert and pendant, by the officials of the colliery, on his departure for South Africa. In the un- avoidable absence of Mr Thomas Griffiths, mana- ger, the chair was taken by Mr Thomas Yorath (Tawenog), Hafod, who made an excellent chair- man, and by his witty remarks kept the meeting very much alive throughout. The Chairman, in his opening speech, referred to the many good qualities of Mr Pride, who had always been most ready and willing to assist any of the officials, and that he should be greatly missed by them all, he having acted in different capacities dur- ing the last nine years, more especially as book- clerk. The vice-chairman (Mr W. H. Bowen) followed in the same strain, and referred to the recipient's father, the late Mr Isaac Pride, who so distinguished himself at the Tynewydd Col- liery inundation some 20 years ago. Mr Pride was also presented with a book entitled "Mining Handbook," by Mr W. T. Griffiths, Penybryn, Cymmer, which was handed him by Mr Daniel Davies, cashier. The chain and pendant was presented on behalf of the officials by Mr David Thomas, fireman. Both gentlemen bore testi- mony to Mr Fred Pride's numerous qualifica- tions, and were sure, if favoured with heaith, that he would make further progress in connec- tion with the coal-fields of South Africa. The fact of his being only 22 years of age shewed that there was a future before him. The pen- dant bore the iollowing inscription"Presented to Mr F. W. Pride as a mark of esteem by the Cymmer Colliery Officials on his departure for South Africa, September 10th! 1898." The fol- lowing gentiement also addressed the meeting: Messrs A. M. Jenkins, surveyor; Edward Rees Griffiths, Leslie H. Thomas, William Williams, and John Lewis, overmen, and T. Morgan, Rhondda Hotel. Songs, etc., were rendered by Messrs Alfred Jenkins, Dewi Davies, Thomas Abraham, Ambrose Edwards, William Williams, and Lewis Lewis. Messrs T. Davies and W. Morgan presided at the piano in their usual style. The meeting was brought to a close by all present singing "Ben Wlad fy Nhadau," the solo being sung by Mr Alfred Jenkins, of the Royal Treorky Male Voice Party. Mr Pride left Porth by the first train on Tuesday morning, when a great number of friends assembled at the sta- tion to see him off. We may further mention that Mr Pride has accepted a position under Mr David Harris, late surveyor, Cymmer Colliery, who is now manager of Elande's Laagte Coal Collieries, Ltd., Natal, South Africa.
Death of the Rev. Samson Jones, Treforest. — Succumbs to a Paralytic Stroke. We regret to announce the death of tile Rev Samson Jones; pastor of Libanus Chapel, Treforest, who expired at his residence in For- est Terrace on Wednesday morning from the effects of a; paralytic seizure. IDn Tuesday after- noon the rev. gentleman with his wife took a walk to Pontypridd, and after reaching Mer- thyr Road he complained to his wife that he felt unwell and asked for a seat. A chair was ob- tained from a neighbouring house, the landlady of which sent for the Rev Joshua Thomas, Coed- penmaen. That gentleman came on the scene immediately, and promptly sent the sufferer home in a oab. He was at once attended by Dr Jenkins, who found that the Rev. Mr Jones had been struck with paralysis, and from that time until his death on Wednesday morning he was unable to speak. He apparently heard his wife when she spoke to him, and appeared to be mak- ing desperate efforts to answer her, but to no avail. The Rev Samson Janes was highly es- teemed by his flock, and by the inhabitants of Treforest generally, and his loss will be sorely felt by his many friends. He had been pastor of Libanus Chapel for a period of seven years, and during his ministry here he was the means of largely inoreasely the membership, and was also chiefly instrumental in erecting the present handsome church. For seven years he had I REV. SAMSON JONES. charge of an important church at Wilkesbarre, in the United States, and previous to that he was for many years in charge of Libanus, Tre- forest, so that the present was his second minis- try at Treforest. He leaves a widow to mourn his loss, but no children, for his only daugter, who was blind, was taken from him many years ago. Great sympathy is felt with Mrs Jones in her sad bereavement. The funeral will take place on Monday at Glyntaff Cemetery at two o'clock, previous to which a short service will be held at Libanus. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH. The Rev Samson Jones, whose portrait we present above, "is," says the Rev O. Waldo James, Kingston, Pa., in "Y Wawr" ("The Dawn"), of July, 1887, "stronger in the pulpit than anywhere else. There he is truly a Sam- son, or a 'glorious s1U1.' The- secret of his strength lies in the adaptability with which he preaches the gospel. It is in his efforts to pro- claim the unsearchable riches on behalf of the loss of Eden that he displays his full strength. True it is he is a writer from his youth, but he is a preacher from his cradle. True it is that lu has been willing aand successful in tending his flock, but his favourite task is to feed with the gospel. True it is that be can speak with ffcencv and directness in the conference of the Cymanfa, but it is on its platform, depicting the everlasting succour of God through his Son, that he appears to the best advantage of himself and the gospel whieh he preaches. He has the body of a preacher, whilst the tone of the preacher rings in his voice. He was born to the pulpit, and our prayer is that he may live long in it and die honourably in it. "The Rev Samson Jones was born at Garth, in the parish of Llangollen, North Wales, in the year 1848, This beautiful spot is the Sarah of her tribe. And he was born in a period of chivalry in the history of the Baptisis of Den- bigh, Flint, and Herioneth-in the years when Dr Ellis Evans, Cefn Mawr; Dr Pritchard,Llan- gollen; R. Richards, Plasybonum; W. Roberts, Rhos; J. Robinson, Llansilin; and J. G. Owen, Pandy'r-Capel, were judges in Israel, when these great men were leading the Baptists to victory and they were dreaded throughout the land of the Philistines. In the presence of influences so overcoming and powerful, our brother changed his opinion with reference to the ordinance of baptism. He left the Calvinistic Methodists, and, at the age of seventeen, was baptised at Tabernacle, Cefn Mawr, by the Rev W. Wil- liams, Garth, after a sermon on baptism by the Rev Dr Ellis Evans. Although Mr Jones's pa- rents were Methodists, ana although they were, like Manoah of old and his wife, zealous and religious, yet they reared a noble son for an- other denomination. "He went to reside at Liverpool, where he remained for two years and a half. During this period, his mental capacity was enhanced under the ministry of the Rev Rees Evans, Stanhope Street, and his heart illumined by the Revs W. Thomas and Hugh Stowell Jones, and his energies were developed by confacTi with that genius Gwilym Hiraethog. "After he returned to Garili from Liverpool, owing to ill-health, the spirit of our young friend was moved by the Spirit of God: he felt impelled by strong inequations to come out to free men from their sin; and in obedience to the inclination we saw him for the first time standing publicly on the field, waving in his hand Zech. ix. 9. "When, in 1866, he entered Llangollen Aca- demy he was a literary young man, good- natured, and half unfolded. His city life had been of great advantage to him; in a word, he was the object of the highest hopes of the minis- ters and the churches. Samson Jones was of the material of which Dr Jones loved to get hold. He threw Himself into his studies, and, in 1867, was awarded the chief prize in his class. "It is true that the spirit of the Lorel has not been proportionately apparent with him ih all the fields of his ministrations; but, in spite of this, he must be considered a very successful pastor. To whatever community be has gone, his entry has been followed by sanctified agita- tion, and by great religious awakenings. This is true of the mountainous regions of Maldwyn, Staylittle, and the surrounding district, where he was in 1867; and a still clearer truth about the circuits of Rhaiactr-mwyn, Bwlch-y-Rhiw, and Waunclyndaf, where he laboured from 1872 to 1874. The great majority of the people of these localities became doers of the Word. At Treforest, also, he baptised scores to Christ,and raised the decayed walls of the church. Ih 1877 he removed from Cendl to Monmouthshire, where the enemies of Judah "had been making havoc for a long timet; but he dispersed them all in the strength of the Lord. We next find him at Cwmsarnddu, in 1881, but although his ministra- tions for Christ have been of great weight, we see that he is very low-spirited. This sad frame of mind is accounted for by the death of one of his children and other family afflictions. In 1883, he returned to Cendl, intending to live and die in the bosom of the church there. On the way to Cendl this time-at Llanfairmuallt- the bitterest cup of their lives were put to the lips of Mr Jones and his wife, in the death of their daughter, Maggie. As we have stated, it was Mr Jones's original intention to spend the rest of his days at Cendl, but to the disappoint- ment of his numerous friends in Wales, he left hi.4 native country in June, 1884, to take charge of the Baptist cause at Wilkesbarre. And from that time until to-day (July, 1887)-a period of three years—not only does the church enjoy greater prosperity, but Mr Jones has been the means of increasing the membership by 140. "Our brother continues to feel that he has been entrusted with a mission from God; he continues in the fullness of his strength, and, from aff appearances, under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, so that we may confidently look forward to great glory from his work to the God of Israel. "Perhaps that the general idea is that his chief qualities lay in his natural strength and great intellectual powers. He possesses all these; but at the same time, there is in his nature a wealth of tenderness. "We love to see the Rev Samson Jones in the pulpit. His symmetry of form, his jocose Welsh style, and especially the gospel characteristics of Sis ministe-y, ensure perfect enjoyment for his listeners." The Rev Samson Jones continued his good work at Wilkesbarre until 1890, and his efforts were met with a greater and greater success. In May, 1890, the Cymanfa of the Welsh Bap- tists of the eastern division of Pennsylvania was held at his chapel, and he extended a warm and sincere welcome to a very large gathering of delegates. The meetings were characterised by deep religious fervour, and were eminently suc- cessful. Three months later, Mr Jones gave Up his important charge in order that he might once more undertake the pastorate of Libanus, Treforest. But before he bade good-bye to his many American friends, they made him the recipient of two farewell addresses, the kindly sentiments expressed in which bore eloquent testimony to the sincere appreciation which Mr Jones's many excefient qualities had won during hi- sojourn amongst the American Welsh. The rev. gentleman was received with open arms on his return to Treforest by all sections of the Christian Church. He has ever since been untiring in his efforts towards furthering the good cause which be has so near at heart, and his labours are now bearing rich fruit. The membership is gradually increasing, and—what is healtKiest signs of all-the younger seetion of the congregation are taking an enthusiastic interest in church work. During his previous stay, Mr Jones found it necessary to have the chapel extended, and since his return—three years ago, in fact-it was found necessary to further extend the church to meet the growing needs of the locality. The Diamond Jubilee week of last year was one of considerable importance to the Baptist cause at Treforest, for on this occasion the first visit of the East Glamorgan Baptist Association was paid to the locality. The chief instrument in rousing the Association to take this step was the Rev Samson Jones, who spared no efforts t. make the event a huge success, and right well he succeeded. The arrangements made for the reception of the 270 odd delegates were perfect, a fact which goes to prove that Mr Jones was an able tactician as well as a gifted preacher. In spite of his many duties, the rev. gentleman still found time to engage in politics, and during the last election he worked assiduously on behalf of the candidature of Dr Hamlen-Williams.
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SALE OF A RHONDDA HOTEL. The Trebanog Hotel, near Porth, was offered for sale by auction at the New Inn Hotel, Pont- ypridd, dn Tuesday evening, the auctioneer being Mr J. E. Gunn, of Cardiff. The Trebanog Hotel is a fully-licensed free house built in 1837, and has 33 years of the lease unexpired, the rental being £70 per annum. Bidding com- menced at P,1,500, and rapidly reached L2,500, which latter sum was simultaneously offered by Mr W. Morgan (auctioneer) for the Crosswell Brewery Company, and Mr Phillips (architect) for the Glen View Brewery. No advance on this sum being forthcoming the property was withdrawn.
EAST GLAMORGAN BAPTIST TEMPER- ANCE SINGING GYMANFA. On Sunday afternoon last a rehearsal of the above was held at Taberncale Chapel, Ponty- pridd. The following churches took part: Rhon- dda, Tabernacle, Church street, Treforest, and Cilfynydd. The gallery of the spacious chapel was well filled with the juvenile choirs of the above churches. The Rhondda Chapel String Band accompanied the various tunes, under the leadership of Mr John Rees. Mr John Crockett was the chairman, and Mr Frank Evans presided at the organ. The ability of the genial' conductor, Mr D. W. Thomas, of Hopkinstown, was well displayed by the mas- terly manner in which he directed the voices of the large body of children present. The singing at this rehearsal augurs well for the success of the gymanfa, which is to take place on the first Monday in October at Tabernacle -C-hapel. The next rehearsal will be hefd on the Sunday pre- ceding the gymanfa, afternoon and evening.
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THE EMPIRE, CARDIFF. Crowded houses have been the order of the day at the above popular place of amusement during the week. A strong programme is presented headed by the clever Selbini Trope of Cycle Acrobats.
A volume containing twelve of the sermons 01 the late Rev John Evans (Eglwvsbach), together with his popular lectures on "George White- field" and "The Rise and Progress of the Four Denominations in Wales." has just been pub- lished by the Welsh Wesleyan Methodist Book Agency. The volume has been edited by the Revs J. Price Roberts and Tho tries'Hughes (B.).
The Distress. + PONTYPRIDD. Mr Montague H. Grover, the hon. secretary of the Central Relief Committee, desires to asknowledge the receipt of a further donation of £ 1 from Mrs Lewis, Bath, per editor of the "Glamorgan Free Press." The Coedpenmaen Relief Committee report that relief was given from the 30th of April to the 21st of August, the first month daily, after- wards on alternate days. 69,507 persons were relieved, or an average of 1,007 persons each day, involving a total expendi- ture of JE235 12s lOd. 5,091 loaves were sent to the homes of the dis- tressed. and over 400 gallons of soup, besides quantities of cheese, butter, cake, and jam. In addition to the sums received from the Central Fund, the Committee have to acknow- ledge generous contributions from, amongst others, L. G. Lenox, Esq. 21 0 0 H. M. Gregory, Esq. 21 0 0 Morris Bros., Cycle Works, per Mr William Williams, grocer 0 1a 6 Rev W. Griffiths, D.D., per Mr Jdhn Lewis 2 5 0 Mrs Bassett, Brynffynon, per Mr John Lewis 1 0 0 Mr John Bowen, grocer, per Mr John Lewis 110 Rev W. G. Jenkins, B.A. 1 0 0 Collected by Charles Ash 2 0 0 Collected by Mr Richard Jones 0 17 6 Mr Watkin Williams' employees 0 7 0 Proceeds of lecture at Coedpenmaen Chapel, per Mr Benjamin Harries 1 14 0 Mr H. M. Gregory, besides giving the com- mittee a quantity of bread, gave the whole of his milk during his absence from home from July 12th to August 15th, the distribution of same being entrusted to Mrs John Lewis, who sup- plied 28 persons daily. The following goods were also received: Messrs Phillips and Mogford, one load of coal; Mr Wiliam Williams, 10 dozen bread; Mr J. Parsons, baker, 10 dozen brestd; Mr Hopkin Morgan, 10 dozen bread; Mr T. Davies, Ivor Arms, 5 dozen bread; Mr Daniel Griffiths, 1 cwt. cake, Mrs Bassett, I cwt. cake; Mrs Charles Ash, fts 6d worth of cake. Mr S. Chivers, per Mrs Bassett, about 70 lbs. of jam, also a quantity of meat, vegetables, provisions, etc., obtained by the ladies of the committee from Messrs John Williams, Walter Lewis, and W. C. Morgan, butchers; Mr John Lewis, Top Hill; Mrs Ash, Llanover Arms; Mrs Williams, Maltsters; Mrs William Williams, grocer; Mrs Cosslett, Mrs Ann Griffiths, Mrs Bates; Mr W. J. lake, Mrs John Rogers, Mrs B. M. Lewis, and Mr T. A. Cule. The Committee, in order to carry out the above work, have incurred a liability of about zE40 ,and they appeal for help towards liquidating the deficit. Contributions will be gratefully received by the chairman, Mr W. R. Davies, C.C., or the secre- tary, Mr John Lewis, Top Hill. MID-RHONDDA. The Mid-Rhondda Relief Committee are still alleviating the necessitous and deserving poor of the district. The total fed by them for the week ending September 3rd was 10,724, while that of the week eniung September 10th was 12,720, at a cost of £ 78 18s Otd for the fortnight. Mr G. Evans. the financial secretary, begs to acknowledge the following donations: Mr Ed- ward E\ans, Laura street, Aberystwith, per Alderman Griffiths, 10s; Mr J. Keir Hardie, Glasgow, £1; Blaenclydach) United Choir, per James Evans, jE2; Tonypandy Male Voice Party at Ilfracombe, L3; Mr J. Keir Hardie, Glas- gow, £ i 10s; Naval Works Committee, per Mr D Henshaw, L3; Clydach Vale Sick and Acci- dental Fund, E3; Llwynypia Works Committee, £ 25; do., £ 25; Tonypandy Male Voice Party at Ilfracombe, jEl. This committee have now in hand P.27 4s 5d, and hope to Keep the seven soup kitchens open until about Thursday. The Ys- trad Rhondda Relief Committee, however, have been reluctantly compelled to close their soup kitchens through entire lack of funds. The kitchens Both at Gelli and Bodringallt, where thousands were daily relieved of the pangs of hunger, have been kept open almost without intermission throughout the long period of the distress. Mr Thomas Thomas, treasurer, and Mr Evan Llewelyn, secretary, beg to acknow- ledge the following donations for week ending September 5th: -Mr Edwin Morris, 5s; Tyer- reth Schools, Ponaroulais, Ll; "Labour Leader, pe- Mr J. Keir Hardie, IC2; Gelfl Steam Coal men. now working, JS2 6e 9d; Gelli Central Fund, 1:1 2s; Gelli House Coal, Mr George HuóJ, 6s; "Labour Leader," JB1 10s; Dr Pro- bert, 91; Bodringant Central Fund, per J. Hughes, JE2.
WOUNDING WITH A KNIFE. A NELSON MAN THE VICTIM. George Williams, collier, Pontypridd, was charged on Wednesday at the Pontypridd Petty Sessions with unlawfully cutting and wounding Albert Chapican, 52, High street, Nelson, on Cc-lCtb Complainant said that about 11.30 on Satur- day night he went to a urinal near the Half Moon, Pontypridd, where he was attacked by the prisoner, who cut him on the ball of the thumb of the left hand with a knife. The wound inflicted was an inch long, and one eighth of an inch in depth. He was attended by Dr Roach the same night. Thomas Jones gave evidence to the effect that he was with Chapman at the time of the attack, and by trying to take the knife away from Williams m also was wounded. Thomas Griffiths also gave evidence. Seigeant Thomey arrested the prisoner on Sunday morn- ing, and took him to the police station. He was fined 40s. or one month.
Formation of a Young Ptte'1's Society at Treorky. At a well attended meeting at the Institute, Treorky, on Friday last, it was resolved to form a society known as "The Treorky Young Men's Social and Provident Society," and the follow- ing were elected as officers for the ensuing twelve in,ontbs:-Chairma,n, T. D. Lawrence; vice- chairman, J. G. Jones; treasurer, J. Devonald; secretary, J. T. Austin. Messrs J. Ashley. W. H. Owen, Morgans, Tim Davies, D. H. Davies, J. Evans, J. Chapman, Aneurin Edwards, and W. Price, were elected members of the commit- tee.
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Things Theatrical. A Day Of Reckoning. The Clarence Theatre, Pontypridd, which has been recently renovated and costily furnished is this week occupied by Miss Beatrice Isaac- son's company in "The Day of Reckoning." The whole play teems with interesting incidents, and unexpected denouemenfs, and the attention of the audience is retained from the rise to the fall of the curtain. The company is an excellent one, and the artistes put plenty of realism into their work. Certainly, a visit to the Clarence should b2 paid this week end. "THE BELLE OF THE WEST." VISIT OF ARIZONA JOE. The company which will appear at the Clar- ence next week in the romantic American drama "The Belle of the West," will include the fameus American scout, Colonel Bruce. more popularly known by his appellation of "Arizona Joe." Col. Bruce, who is the author of this drama, just at the outbreak of the Spanish-American war, for- sook the mimic fighting of the stage for the real, for he was instructed by Mr Secretary AI- gers to at once return to the States to proceed to the seat of war. This was by no means his only experience of actual warfare.for he had seen considerable service on the Western fron- tiers with his regiment, in the 7th Cavalry—a formidable body oft border scouts who served with Gen. Custer. Col. Bruce has just returned from potting his country's enemies, and will next week astonish his Pontypridd audience with hk wonderful rifle shooting. The company in- clude, besides the legitimate artistes, a number of highly trained and clever acting dogs and horses. In this play, too, is produced a highly sensational eeffct,in which a bridge is shot away, and horse and rider are precipitated 15 feet below. THEATRE ROYAL, CARDIFF. "The Little Minister" is the play that occupies the boards of the Theatre Royal this week, and holds crowded houses captivated. There is much of pathos in the piece, but it is pathos only for a season for the sun soon shines again, and the- young lovers learn to look back and smile. Of dry, quaint humour there is plenty. Babble is always sprightly and whimsical, while the elders of the kirk are productive of a real turn of fun. Thetf are fine types these old fellows, and if there is a great deal of the sternness of Knox about them they are at the same time very human and very lovable. In the second scene of the second act they were especially good, and here, too, must mention be made of the procession of the good people of Thrums to church, verily a mot- ley crowd in their quaint garments of fourscore years ago, but very picturesque and natural withal. Miss Grace Lane as Lady Babbie waa delightful, and her winsomeness and sprightly coquetry marked her as singularly cut out for the difficult role. Mr Kenneth Douglas in the title role woa load enconiums, and the applause was deserved indeed. Mr Reginald Dance played the part of the courtly Earl of Rentoul with spirit and success. Of the elders it is hard to select one for special mention, for Mr John Nesbitt as the uncompromising Thomas Wa- mond, Mr Henry Kitts as Luecky Hobart, Mr Cecil Croft as Silva Tosh, and Mr Cecil Elgal as Andrew Mealmaker, were all wonderfully na- tural, with the inevitable result that they evoked amusement. The music is by Sir A. C. Macken- zie. and was capitally performed by the orches- tra. The whole piece went off with the greatest success, and it is a long time since we have seen any audience roused to a higher pitch of enthu- siasm. A matinee performance will be given on Saturday at two o'clock. Next week the evergreen and ever popular "Charley's Aunt" will be given at the Royal.
LIBANUS TREHERBERT. QUARTERLY MEETINGS. The recently renovated Welsh Baptist Chapel, Treherbert, presented an exceedingly -oright and brilliant appearance on Sunday last, when the interesting quarterly meetings were held. At the afternoon service, under the able presidency of Mr Gabriel J. Williams, the following iteins were admirably rendered —Chapter from Ephe- sians by Martha Griffiths; solo, "Rlio im' yr hedd," Miriam Abraham, Lily Johnson* and Amy Davies; recitation, Annie Jane Jones; recitation, "Y ddimeu goch," Gwen Maud Jones, solo and chorus, "Arwain ni yn dyner," M. A. Haddock, Lily Williams, and Blodwen Thomas; Psalm, ty Levi Griffiths; solo, "Pan ddaeth Iesu lawr o'r nef," Dewi Gwilym, W. J. Argust, and Ll. Jones; Psalm, Levi John Morgan; Psalm, Henry Morgan; solo, "Ceisiwch Iesu mawr," Annie Evans, Maggie Williams, L. Phelps, and Rachel Evans; Psalm, Gordon Griffiths; sclo, "Mayr yw enw'r Iesu," Thomas Ll. Evans, who contributed a well sung item; recitation, David Owen; recitation, Dewi Evans; duet and chorus" "Dros yr afon," Rachel Thomas; Amy Price, Maggie Hopkin, Blodwen Evans, M. Edmunds, and N. Rees; recitation, Barbara. Edmunds; recitation, Philip Owen; Psalm, Gwilym Mor- gan; after which the children were catchised in the first chapter of Genesis by their superinten- dent, Mr Evan Cule. It wis quite characteristic of the thorough instruction imparted to the children by their teachers, and their renderings and replies to the catechisms gave entire satis- faction. There is evidently a great effort being made on behalf of the children, and the success achieved reflects greifc credit and praise upon Mr Evan Cule, the superintendent, and Mr Tim Davies. The evening programme w, again a lengthy one, and mainly devoted to the elder section, Mr W. Jenkins assisting Mr G. P. Wil- liams in conducting. Yis Gwen Samuel opened with an accurate rendering of a chapter, after which the following oriler was maintained:- Duet and chorvrs, "Pwy yw ef?" children; re- citation, "Yr Iesu a wvlodd," by Frank Had- dock; duet, "Gwaith i bob un," M. A. and Janft Haddock; recitation, Henry Jones; duet, "Rhoddwn fawl i'w enw Ef," Letfiioe and R. A. Argust; recitation, "Y BeibT," by Mrs Thomas, a noted prize-winner, who fulfilled expectations; solo, Annie Jenkins; recitation, "Dinystr Jeru- salem." Jane Haddoch: sclo and chorus, "Enw'r AMwydd Iesu," by four girls recitation. Peter Hancock; recitation, ""Mae'r dyn eto'li ddyn er V cyfan, Thomas .Ton^s; double quartette,Bydd canu yn y nefoedd." The programme was brought to a close by the singing of the anthem, "Bendigedig fyddo Ar^hvydd Dduw Israel," by the altilt choir, under the eonductorship of Mr Maroni Samuel, a crowning effort to a success- ful meeting. Mention should be made of Miss M. Richards, who ably presided at the orgn". during the day, and of Mr E. J. I>a"icr. v. executed the secretarial duties with cre..i',v the superintendent of the school, Mr Gah. !tl P. Williams, of Royal Choir fame, must be given his share for the unassuming and excellent man- ner in which he carries vut the important capaci- ty he has been placed in. Mr Williams, during his term of office, b~-en instrumental in rais- and bettering the condition ol the Sunday School through his laborious efforts, and a k better choice could ever have beøD S&9e»