Pontypridd. ■ft*. Tea. Tea.—Why Is T. Harris' Tw flrftCh Army ? Because it cannot be beatea! "You can see with half an eye that F EMN k THOMAS (" My Hatter,") sells the best 3/9^HAX. Council candidates' portraits taken and[blocks supplied at short notice by THO9.F°B 2S7I SONS, Cambrian Studio, Pontypridd. ^871 The New Mission Parlour was packed with attentive hearers on Monday evening, when the Rev T. Jones delivered the last sermon to terminate the anniversary series. The Mission Guild will hold their weekly meeting as usual this evening (Friday), which will be addressed by Mr Jones Davies. All are cerdially invited to attend. The New Town Hall services next Sunday will be conducted in the morning by Mr D. E. Jones, Porth, and the evening by Rev S. Rowlands, Abercynon. A sacred solo will be sung at the evening service. for Best and Cheapest Working Boots at 3s lid, U 64, 4a lid, and 5s lid, go to Davies, FREE PRESS Buildings, 23, Taff street, Pontypridd. 4539 Seats y be booked at Messr- Thompson and gbaekell's for the Frederic Grifii h and Llewela jjuvies Concert on Ea.ter Monday &u/ day between Davies Concert on Ba-ter Monday &u/ day between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. after 21st February. 4599 The South Wales Mission held their anniver- sary services at the New Town Hall on Sunday. The preachers were Revs T. J. Pritchard, Cardiff; T. Jones, Pontypridd; and Mrs J. ana (Eglwysbach), Cardiff. The morning service was undertaken by Rev T. J. Pritchard. Tn the afternoon an English service was con- ducted by Mrs Evans. The members of the Mission were very pleased to see Mrs Evans aøaOngst them, and to see her looking so much tetter than she did when they saw her before. His Evans delivered a very practical discourse, which was much appreciated by the congrega- tion. The evening service was introduced by Miss Williams, Llanelly, after which powerful aDd impressive sermons were delivered by Revs T. Jones and T. J. Pritchard. Sacred solos were effectively rendered at the afternoon and evening services by Miss H. Jones, Cilfynydd Higg M. Thomas, Treforest; and Mrs E. P. Mills, Pontypridd, whilst Professor T. D. gdwards presided at the organ with his usual ability. The services throughout were well attended. For all kinds of Game go to FENNBLL'S, 12, Market street, Pontypridd (opposite the Post Office). PORTRAITS painted in Oil by G. F. HACXBB from sitting or from photo, and framed in any gjtfle.—Arcade Studio, Pontypridd. 4559 The IMoLuthly meeting of the "Y" British Women's or$nporunce Association was Sheld at St. David's Hall, Pontypridd, on Fri- pri hymn, followed by Miss Katie Lewis reading a short Passage of Scripture, after which an appropriate P»yer was offered by Miss Maud Crockett. T^e minutes of the previous meet- then read and parsed, and Miss Alice were F kindly gave a short reading entitled "A Silent Influence," shewing the vast amount good done by seeing a good example, par- in the face of great difficulties and After Miss Millie Porcher a very charming song, Miss Janet bad sung Motgan read a most interesting account of the -r" branch meeting held the previous Satur. Jay in Cardiff. It was then proposed by Miss Roberts, and seconded by Miss Ethel Hill,that the "ject chosen at the vast meeting for ibe yompetition should be changed for a aimpler gobject, i.e., "What is your idea of a happy JIome." This movement was carried, and it WM hoped that all members would send in seir papers to the president or secretary not feter than Good Friday, March 31st. The Meeting was then brought to a close after fix- ing the aate for the next meeting on Friday, jpil 7th, at 8.30 p.m., at St. David's Hall. iTwas hoped that all who feel interested in ftfe good work of furthering the temperance cause will make an effort to attend. Half a pound of V* Tea, plewe. Mother wys it to the best in town at the price." T. Harm, 75^ Street, Pontypridd. SUBSBBY RUB-WASH promotes the growth of tfce hair and keeps it free from nits, &c. £ £ £ .!« po."™ M. Key* Tb. Chemist, Pontypridd.
Treforest. An Eisteddfod was held at Libanus Chapel on Saturday evening, when a large number of interesting eompetions were gone through. The attendance was exceptionally good, and we are piessed to learn that the affair was in every way a success, both vocally and financially. The officials were :-Chairman, Rev. Thomas lbawipa adjudicators (singing) Mr. John Hughes, A.C., Llantwit; (literary) Mr J. Jenkins (Manod); accompanist, Mr Alan Dummer treasurer, Mr Thomas Morgan and secretary, Mr W. Hughes, to whose efforts the gecceaa of the eisteddfod was mainly due- The j \ito solo, Miss Blodwen cenltetitions resulted -Alto sow, ^Stomas, out of .even competitors teno.«lo. Mr Walter Chick, Pontypridd (five tan^nptu .peech, Mr IdrU Perkm., Seng" heoydd; bws solo (15 competitors), Mr M Williams (Llew Llan); reading music, Mr Williams; soprano solo, divided between Miss Janette Hughes and Miss Blodwen Thomas tenor aad bass duett, divided between Messrs. D. Williams (Llew Llan) and Ben Lewis, and Messrs. J. H. Knott and Walter Chick; recita- tion, divided between Messrs. Ben Griffiths and Tom Hughes, Tretorest; male voice party, 1 Sailors' ChorDS:" three competed, first, Old gachelors, Hopkinstown, conducted by Mr Sam gdwords; second, Porth Glee Party, conductor, Mr Phillip James; chief choral, "Andalusia," two oompeted, viz: Treforest, conducted by Mr Ben Griffiths, and Sekm, Porth. The prize was awarded to the latter.
tyafod. The Hafod Debating Society finished up the aeaB0& by holding an entertainment last Ftfdayat the Bethel Vestry, Mr Thomas Jones 2S) |n the chair. The following artistes took part, via.ringing, Messrs M. Thomas, John Howells, J. J. tewis, and Morgan Williams; recitations, Messrs R, Jarvis „ ir„.n«. The secretary gave his report aQU DWA- «»"— — of the work of the society since its establish- ment last July. Since that time about 20 debates have taken place, six papers been read, ad two entertainments in the form of a Breach of remise case and the Trial of Drink for Manslaughter. The soeiety has also demon- strated the vegetarian doctrine by holding a dinner during this term in accordance with the vegetarian diet. A vote of thanks was aeowdd the officers of the society for their
Llwynypia It is our sad duty this w&ek to chronicle the death and burial of Master Thomas Coleman. aged 17 years, who unfortunately met with such an untimely death whilst f'llowi:ig his occupy tion as miner in the Llwynypia Colliery on Thursday evening last, i:!ou.Á rtsiueU wiLh :;I: parents in Partridge Terrace. The funeral, which was largely attended, took place on Tuesday afternoon. The mourning cortege presented a most pathetic sight, being headed by the deceased's young friends to the number of 21, each wearing a white rosette as a token of their sympathy for their departed comrade. The coffin was covered with beautiful wreat p sent by Mrs Evan Parry, Mrs Vater, and the young man's personal friends. The immediate mourners were as follows :-Mr and Mrs Knight (father and mother), Messrs William James, Cyrus, and Elli Idrls Coleman (brothers), Master Wallace Knight (brother). Mioses Sarah and and Beatrice Coleman (sistersi, Mr and Mrs William Davies (grandparents), Mr James Coleman (grandfather), Mr and Mrs W. Davies (uncle and aunt), Mr and Mrs G. Davies, Mr and Mrs A. Davies, Mr and Mrs A. J. Davies, Mr Giles Coleman, Mr and Mrs John Yates, Mr and Mrs Tom Davies, Messrs John Yates (junior) and Elias Davies, Mrs Coleman, Mr and Mrs Speed and Mr James Coleman. The choir of Miskin Road Chapel was in attendance, and sang, under the conductorship of Mr J. W. Mills, the hymns "Lead Kindly Light," "Aberystwith" and Babel" with much feeling en route to Treorky Cemetery, where the interment took place. Mr Thomas James, Llwynypia, officiated both at the house and graveside. Much sympathy is felt for the family in their sad bereavement. Under the auspices of Salem Welsh Congre- gational Church, Llwynypia, a highly interesting lecture was delivered by tho Rev. J. Pethian Davies, Treherbert, on family life in Canaan. Several of our Llwynypia and l'realaw friends were dressed in Eastern raiment. Models and domestic utensils, and agricultural implements plough mills, spinning wheels, etc., were shown. The most interesting part of the lecture, how- ever, was in all probability, the marriage ceremony after the manner of the East, which was graciously gone through by two of our Trealaw friends. Eastern life was also shown in all its aspects. Mr Davies having spent some time in the country, his lecture therefore afforded an excellent opportunity of under- standing particular parts of the Bible. Mr Tom John, Llwynypia, presided over a crowded audience. The proceeds were devoted towards the Church funds.
Pentre. On Wednesday evening, at Wesley Chapel, a public meeting in oonneotion with the Tem- perance cause was held, when an excellent address was delivered by the Rev Tertiua Phillips (United Kingdom Alliance), Cardiff, to a very large gathering. The Rev E. W. Davies, Hebron, Ton, presided in his usual style. The remarks of the rev. gentleman were thoroughly appreciated. A collection was made at the close of the meeting in aid of the above cause. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday even- I ing^ at the Drill Hall, Pentre, Miss Inez Howard's Company paid a return visit to this town in her well-renowned drama "The Span of Life." The audiences on each evening were very large. On Monday and Tuesday evenings, at the Drill Hall, Pentre, Mr Andrew Robertson's Kentucky Minstrels visited the town. The troup consisted of 30 artistes, who thoroughly delighted the audienoea with their perform- ances. The hall was crowded each evening. On Wednesday evening, at the Pentre Church Schoolroom, a lecture in connection with the White Cross League was delivered by Lieutenant-Colonel H. Everitt at the above nlaee. The lecturer treated his subject in an r- excellent manner. The Rev Precentor WiL liam Lewis, R.D. (vicar of the Varish) presided in his usual manner. A collection was made at the close of the lecture in aid of this Society. The amuaal eisteddfod in connection with the Parish Church, Ton, Ystradyfodwg, was held at the Pentre Church Schoolroom on Monday. The oooductor was the Rev John Rees, vicar of Treherbert. The adjudicator, were: Music. Mr D. Peters, Carmarthen; pcetry and prose, Rev T. H. Williams, L.D. (Harri Had Ingli). Tstraa Rhondda; recita- tions, Mr James Ashley, Higher Grade School, Pentre; sewing, Mrs Parry Edwards, Mrs Jonathan Jones, and Miss Rogers. Ton. The accompanist was Miss May Lewis, Vicarage, Pentre. The Chairman was the Rev Precen- tor William Lewis, R.D., Pentre. The com- petitions, which were very keenly contestea re- sulted as follows: -A1 solo, Miss H. E. Jonas, Ten; recitation, Master Edwards,Fern- dale; pianoforte solo, Master Tudor Edwards, Pentre; essay, Mr D. L. Morgan, Ferndale; answering questions from the Gospel; Mr J. W. James, Ton; second, Master A. Edwards, Ferndale; button holes competition, Mrs D. Richards, Pentre; second, Miss S. Williams, Ton; solo for girls, Miss B. B. Jones, Ton; reading for children, Master Evan Edwards, Fatadale; tolo for y, }f¡ast;er Riehards, Ppntre • Tam o' Shanter competition, Misses E Morgan, Pentre, and 3. Mrs Bird, Ystrad; children's „pnu» ™ p o^i Choir, choral competition, St. Peters v conductor, Be* T. W. Welsh, • »M,or sol., Mr JoiattM Jones, HMe, T W *>lo. Mr Tom Bojau, faf, Mr. 'Williams, Ton; second, Mr lom ,„L, Cwmpark; dnel, Mr T.m Jones «4 friend; recitation, Master A. Edwards, Tem dale; Miss lldwarda, Ferndale; nale voice competition, Tylorstown Church Party; solo, mi Joseph Poyle, Ton; chief choral competi- tion, Tylorstown Church Choir; second choral competition, St. Peter's Church Choir, Pentre, under the leadership of the Rev T. W. Welsh (curate); speech on "The Qualification of a Successful Sunday School Teacher," Mr Daniel Morgan, Ferndale. The eisteddfod turned out a anmpftefe 1PIeOdI..
bergwyrtfi. On Buaday afternoon a serious accident happened at the Gelli Colliery, Ystrad, Rhon- dda the property of Messrs Cory Brothers. Whilst the cages were in motion one of the ropes beeame detached, The result was that one cage defended the shaft with great ve- locity causing considerable damage. It is said the tnappfeg of a pin connected with a snivel at the end of the rope caused the accident. Tertamatdy no one was injured, but work had to be saroeaded on Monday. r
Mil TELECTION inn-Trili"r -of every description \j done at the FHHE PBESS Offices neatly and promptly Address 22, Taff Street, Pontypridd.
Tylorstown. Scarlet fever is very prevalent in this place. No less than 13 fresh cases were notified last week.
Maerdy. Considerable excitement was caused at Maerdy on Tuesday, when it became known that a miner had temporarily lost his reason whilst following his occupation in the Co lliery and that he was wandering aimlessly about in the workings. Search parties were immediately organised and after a search of about five hours they came upon the poor man in a disused part the work, totally non crmpns mentis. After a deal of persuasion he was brought to bank and conveyed home where we hope he will soon recover. It caused the pits to be stopped for practically the whole day as the miners recognised the danger of a man in his state of mind wandering about in the pit with a lighted lamp. The anniversary of the Carmel English Baptist Sunday School was held on Sunday. A large number of friends and Echolars atten ded. During the morning and afternoon recitation s and dialogues were rendered, Miss Jones render- ing Mrs S. T. Bolton's well known poem The Tenement House" in a grand style. During the evening a service of song was given entitled "Child of Jesus," by the choir assisted by a few friends. The collections quite realised the expectations. We note that the cause is grow ing stronger at Maerdy.
Treliarris. Mr T. Richards, auctioneer, conducted IL sale at the White Hart Inn, Quakers' Yard, on Thursday sennight, and offered two lots of houses for sale. Lot 1 consisting of six dwelling houses called Zoar Cottage, Graig, Quakers Yard, was purchased by Mr E. L. Jones, Saint Cynon for .£311. Lot 2, four dwelling houses at Penlacks was withdrawn. The Royal Welsh Male Choir gave a grand concert at the Public Hall on Monday evening before a sparse attendance for the benefit of Saron Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, John Street, conductor Mr William Thomas accompanis Mr H. Hughes. The Rev. G. O. Roberts (Marfin) presided. The following took part: the choir, Mr Aneurin Edwards, Mr Todd Jones, Mr G. P. Williams and others. The Rev. Thomas Rowlands, a missionary from Madagasgar, delivered an address at Tabernacle on Tuesday evening, on the missionary work at Madagasgar and an account of the persecution of the Christians and their sufferings. On Wednesday evening a mission- ary meeting was held at Berthlwyd Welsh Baptist when Mr Graham, a missionary on the Congo attended and delivered an address on the work to a good congregation. On the same evening a meeting of Merthyr Auxiliary in connection with the Zenna Foreign Mission took place at Brynhofryd, when Miss Thomas, of Dowlais, read an interesting paper to a good attendance bearing on the mission. A painfully sudden death took place at the establishment of Messrs. EvaM and Son early, on Thursday morning week. in the person o the late Miss Sarah Jane Morsran. a 1 Landore, and sister of Mrs W. M. Evans, who was taken ill the previous morning at one o'clock and died from acute pneumonia after only 30 hours illness in spite of the attention of her medict-I attendant Dr. W. W. Leigh. Deceased, who had resided in our midst for the past nine months appeared to be enjoying the best of health and spirits, being of robust appearance and cheerful disposition. The sad occurrence I created a painful feeling as Miss Morgan was well known and generally liked,
I On Saturday evening an Eisteddfod waa held at Bethesda Chapel, Ton, Mr Isaac Davies, superintendent, Ton, was in the chair. The awards were as follows:—Tenor solo, "Y G'lo- men Wen," Mr W. Davies (Boa Ton); bass solo, "Can y Pererin," Mr W. B. Howells, Gelli; duet, "The War Call," Messrs Dan BvanaaDd D. Thomas, Ton; reading musio at first sight, prize divided between Messrs W. B. Howell, Gelli, and Evan Davies, Pentre; pianoforte, "St. Winifre&s," first, Miss Ada Thomas, Ton; second, Master W. Morris, Ton; singing, "St. John," for singers over 40 years of age, Mr John Bees, Ton; ditlocu-. "Advantage of Musioal Instruments in a Place of Worship," Mr Tom Daviea, Ton; stanza to the "River," prize divided between Mr Ed- ward Jones, librarian, Ton, and "Murmur yr "Afon;" verses on "Christian Bndeavour," the production sent in by Cerech excelled; recit- ing "T Groes Ddu,n Mr Gwilym Richards, Ferndale; treatise on "Moses," Mr John Bees, ron; reciting congregational hymn 522, Misses Winifred Griffiths, Mary Jones, and Lizzie Vaaghan, received a prize each. The chief competition was the rendering of "My- fanwy," by male voice parties. The party under the condnctorship of Mr Francis How- ells secured the prize.
Colli. A very interesting lecture was given by Dyfed, the renowned bard, in the Methodist Chapel on Monday evening. The subject was "The Land of the Negro." Dyfed dealt most comprehensively with his subject, and his dis. course waa listened to with rapt attention by a large audieaoe.
Clydach Yale. In the report of the Soar Juvenile concert,* the name of Miss Gladys Davies was omitted She took the part of the "Servant Maid," and was attired i* the orlfcodox style, and did her part remarkably well.
LOCAL PATENTS. Thin Weeklv List of applications for patents This weeny vr M nden 0f 75, is compiled by wnxia* J- »* Th Chancery Lane, London, W.C., Editor 01 Inllentor', Assistant. This journal is the only one published en- tirely in the interests of Inventors. It is issued monthly, price One Penny or six months sub- scription, post free, Ninepence. 4.352, 28th February,, David Harris, 8, Beaton street, Newtown, Pontypridd. Elar- ris's compound friction mixtura for engine bearings. 4.353. 28th February, Henri Piquet and Frank Bradley Smith, 14, CourUand Terrace, Station Road, Port Talbot, Glamorganshire. An improved latch for the purpose of fasten- ing doors, gates, windows, aid the likfe 4,374), 28th February, Joseph Hmnphreys and Bdgar Albert Grey, Woedville Yilla, IIaee- tog, B.O.O., Glamorgan. An improved gully grate for taking away waste water,, storm water and the like.
Treherbert. The Salvation Army here have been holding their Annual Self-Denial mort irf" aid of their social and missionary work. Special aervices were conducted on Sunday' last by Captain Roberts, of the Welsh Prmncial Headquar- ters. The Captain delivered on the Monday night his popular lecture, 'Oar Social and Missionary Work," which as listened to by an appreciative audience. TTte chair was taken by Mr Thomas Williams, of Clydaeh Vale. This local branch of the Salvation Army are aiming a raising jB13 as a result of the foregoing effort for the Missionary fields. Already the larger portion has been obtained, and the officers and knembers of the Local Corps hereby wish to convey their hearty thanks to all the friends who have so kindly contributed to the fund. i.
Treorky. The Ainon Welsh Baptist authorities have now definitely decided to build an extension. A commodious and attractive chapel in addi- tion to the vestry now available, will be com- menced. The Ainon Chapel is an offspring of the Noddfa cause, which has been the pioneer of several similar causes of the Baptists in the district, and which movemnts the Rev W. Morris has taken the foremast part. The de- cision to enlarge the Ainon Chapel clearly in- dicates the progress and increase of the Bap- tist denomination in the upper part of Treor- ky. The proposed extension must certainly be gratifying and pleasing.Thd pastor is the Rev J. Syinlog Morgan (formerly of Rhydyfelen, Pontypridd) TSe rev. gentleman is desirous Of iurthenng the cause and promoting its wel- fare, and urges the negotiations for extension. The series of monthly Saturday "ops" star- ted by the Treorky Orchestral Society are be- coming popular, and the second concert held on Saturday last at the Institute proved a most successful one from a musical point of view. Dr J. R. Armstrong, the genial medical officer of the Ocean Collieries, presided. Mr Tim Davies, the conductor, acted in the capacity of adjudicator of the competitive items, Mr Oliver Jones as secretary, Mr W. Rees as treasurer, and Messrs L. Edwards and T. H. Edwards, C.L.C.M., acted as accompanists. The programme was varied, and the proceed- ings very enjoyable. The standard of the sing- ing was very good. The following was the order of the programme: -March, "Atlantic," the Band; song,, Miss Sarah James, Cwmpark; tenor solo, Mr Ben Hopkins; violin solo, Mr D J. Miles; serio-comic, Mr Harry Lewis; baritone solo, Mr James Jones; flute solo com- petition, "Ash Grove," for which two compe- ted; selection, "Gloria" ("Twelfth Mess), the Band; soprano solo, Miss Sarah James; song, Mr Harry Lewis, who was encored; solo, Mr Ben Hopkins; solo, Mr James Jones; bass solo competition, "Gogoniant i Gymru," for which a silver medal, presented by Mr Daniel Edwards (Fuhrer and Co.), Pentre, was awarded as prize; five competed, the prize ultimately going to Mr W. Davies, Treher- bert. Mr W. Jenkins, Cwmpark, gave some selections on the mouth organ. The artistes were one and all in fine form, especially Miss Sarah James, Cwmpark, wlio is developing into a really excellent singer. The Orchestral Society are endeavouring to supply a long felt want by catering for the public with high class singing ax a — r- show their appreciation of such an effort, by heartier support in the future.
Ferndale. Ferndale seems to have forgotten that there has been such) a thing as a strike recently, judging by the manner in which they swarmed tn fhn wild beast show on Monday. It was V'ooI really a sight to see young and old struggling a* if for their lives to go in. It was well worth seeing, though, notwithstanding the great agi- tation which is disturbing the minds of some people, who of late are trying to deprive our young people of some of their amusements. Theatre goers still pursue the "even tenour of their ways," for the Tudor Hall was packed thii week again to hear the splendid entertain- ment given by the celebrated Kentucky Min- strels. Next week again we are to have a treat in the coneert organised by the Fountain Street Welsh Baptist Chapel, in aid of their funds, From what we hear the booking is going on fine, the artistes are of the best, and the object worthy. A very enthusiastic temperance meeting took place on Sunday evening, under the presi dency of Mr T. Samuel, draper, Ferndale, at, the Trerhondda Chapel, at the close of the services at the va' ious places of worship. There were 11 churches which took part and which paraded the principal streets, singing en route. Mr J. Hughes Owen, secretary of the Ferndale Liberal Club, was the organiser of the move- -f, Rpsolutions were adopted at the meet- &&jI- ing (1) protesting against the inconsistency of permitting clubs to open at all times for drink- ing purposes, whilst public-houses were under legal restrictions; (2) urging the repeal of the Act authorising grocers' licenses (3) expressing condemnation of the practice of serving children with intoxicants, and urging parents not to send children to public-houses for liquor (4) dissapproving of the idea of multiplying public- houses in Ferndale; (5) dissapproving of so- called sacred concerts on Sunday evenings, and also of dancing and prize-fighting, as lately exhibited at the Tudor Hall, Ferndale. The speakers to the resolutions were the Revii. G. Penrith Thom-,IRi- Owen, Charles Evans, W. Williams (Pontygwaith), and Messrs M. Coles, Isaac Stevens, John Jones, Timothy Davies, Samuel Roberts, W. D. Evans, E. Rees, and E. Thomas. It was decided that copies of the first three resolutions be sent to the House of Commons, urging reform of. legislation in the directions indicated.. $On MondayJat1 FerndaleJPolice Station an inquest) wasjjheldj^relative'tto the death of Brinleyl Jones, aged two years, and son of Mr Stephen Jones, Fountain-street, Ferndale. The deceased ou Friday, whilst in the charge ef his elder sister in the bedroom, got upon a chair and obtained a bottle of ammonia from a shelf and drank the contents. Death resulted from suffocation and corrosion of the mouth and throat, the effects of drinking the poison. A verdict was entered accordingly.
A. GRBAT [SUCCESS,—We all remember Professor Detmaae a few years ago coming amongst us a perfest stranger, and it is woi>th noting that today he has fivaXjes of business where he may be consulted free of charge, on any complaint or disease whatever. ^mPthinK like 10000 persons have had his treitment who were considered Incurable are living ^tXWof bis great skill. His residence is 23, Station Terrace, Pontypridd, opposite Taff Station, wkens he may be consulted personally or by letter. Business hours t all day Wednesdays and Saturdays, and until noon other days. Ystrad Temperance Commercial Hotel, Tuesdays, 2 until 7.30 opposite R&ilwav sates. Booms also at Ferndale, Cardiff, and Mertbxr, 1; motto is t "Actioas speak louder than words." [Advt. 4921 HANDBILL8 neatly and cheaply deae at JtR. the hn PJuw office.
Ystrad Rhondda. The annual soiree under the auspices of the Gelli School teachers was held on Thursday. The dance musio was provided on the piano- forte by Mr D. Lloyd, M.I.S.M., Tonypandy, while the M.C. was Mr E. Treharne. About 150 couples were present. The secretary was Miss Chillington, Ton. who canied out the business on popular lines. A sumptuous re- past had been provided, and served by Mrs Collier, Pentre, The Pentre Detachment of Rifle Volunteers, together with the Cyclists and Fire Brigade, attended divine worship at St. Stephen's Church, Ystrad Rhondda, on Sunday morn- ing at 11 a.m. The Rev T. H. Williams dis- coursed most eloquently from the words of the text. "Behold your king," which was much appreciated and tentatively listened to oy the crowded congregation. The first and second lessons were read by Mr Ball, Ystrad, while the intonation of the service was taken by Mr Phillip Davies (Penoerdd), Sherwood, Llwynypia, Mr George May presiding at the organ. Appropriate hymns were also sung to the acoompaniment of the Volunteer Band, under the leadership of Bandmaster Blaem. The anniversary meetings in connection with Horeb Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, Ystrad.Rhon- dda, were held on Sunday and Monday. The Rev Thomas Jones, Pontypridd, and Rev Dd. Morgan, Ystalyfera, officiated. There were crowded eongregations at all the services. The offertories were devoted towards the church funds. The Rev H. Williams. L.D., curate-in- charge of St. Stephen's Church, Ystrad Rhon- dda, has received and accepted the living of Anglesey, North Wales. The rev. gentleman has been a curate in the Parish of Ystrady- rodwg for a period of 18 years under the genial Vicar, the Rev Precentor William Lewis, Rural Dean. He has gained for himself a large circle of friends, who deeply regrets his re- moval from the locality. The Rev Mr Williams is to be congratulated on the promotion he has attained, and his numerous friends wish him every success in his new shpere of labour. He will leave shortly after Easter. A highly successful children's concert was held at Nebo Welsh Baptist Chapel, Ystrad Rhondda, on Thursday and Saturday evening. The pastor, Rev A. Williams, and members worshipping at Nebo, are very persevering in their efforts to get the debt on their chapel liquidated, and are worthy of every commenda- tier from all for their strenuous efforts towards such a noble cause. For some time previous to the concert, the conductor, Mr Top Thomas (Urban District Council, Pentre) to- gether with Mrs M. A. Griffiths, and Mish Price, assisted by a few other friends had been working most assiduously towards making the venture a success by carefully training the children, who numbered between two or three hundred, in Mr J. D. Maddock's can- tata, entitled, "The Holday Concert." The success of a former cantata, which was ren- dered in the same place of worship last year, had evidently kindled high expectations in the minds of a musical loving public, as was evinced by the large crowds that poured into the chapel both on Thursday and Saturday nighf,, the number being so large that many h:d to stand throughout the performance fcund it impossible to obtain even standing room. Consequently, owing to the several ticket holders being unable to obtain admis- sion, a tird performance was given on Man- du night. The three respective chairman, Mr G. H. Smith, Maindy Hall, Ton, Pentre; Mr Davies, manager, Bodringallt (who kindly pre- sided in the unavoidable absence of Dr Thomas Uysygraig), and Mr Evan Morgan, Ystrad Rbondda, declared the performances to have been splendid-a declaration that found con- firmative expression from the vast audiences who attended to witness them. Prior to the performance of the cantata the, audience each evening were entertained by choruses, dia- logues, musical, scarf, and ring drills,, songs, etc., rendered most effectively by sections of the choir-Master Walter Leyshon, Miss Mar- ion Llewelyn, Miss Gwen Griffiths, Misses Gelli and Jones, and parties of small boys and girls. The dialogue by Master Leyshon and Miss Llewelyn; recitation on "Temper- ence" by six little girls, and also the duet by Master A. Jones and Miss M. A. Jonas, crea- ad quite a stream of applause; as also did Master Morgan Llewelyn, Shady Road Bakery it, his recitation of "IUJ Collier,"and last, but by no means least, "The Quack Doctor, bv Master Bob Jenkins. w¡"" y- ^xiuwictiin^ dices of good oetween layers of genuine wit and humour as to the merits of his marvellous wares found very willing customers indeed. We must heartily congratulate the committee, and especially the indefatigable treasurer and sec- retary, Messrs Evan Llewelyn and Augustus Rees respectively; Mr Thomas, the conductor, Mr Da.n 4Trwards, lwlio did duty as stage manager; the trainers of those who appeared in character, and also Messrs Evan J. Evans, Edgar Evans, Misses Elsbeth Thomas, and Jessie Llewelyn, who divided the task of ac- companying on the organ and pianoforte re- spectively, together with Mr David W. Evans as violinist, as wet as the pastor and church upon their exceptional success- Evidently, there is in this congregation genius and life, and they deserved the patronage extended to them. The different characters were taken up as follows: "Fairy Content," Miss Jessie Hobbs; "Goodwill," Miss Mary Jones; "Fun,' Miss M. Llewelyn, "Cheery Tommy," Master Idria Evans; "Flower Girl," Miss Gwen Grif- fiths; "Areher," Master Aneurin C. Jones; "Fish Lassie," Miss Sarah J. Hughes; "Cap- tain," Masler Thomas A. Jones; "The Old Woman who lived in her Shoe," Miss M. Mor- gans- "Tom Tickletooth," Master J. T. Crocker; "Servant Maid," Miss Winnie Jeu 1, "Fruit Girl." Miss M. A. Jones; "News -,J-' Boy," Master Victor Royall, together with the Middy and Jack Tars. A special feature of the cantata was the performance of the 'Old Woman" by Miss Morgan, who really deserve to be congratulated for the dramatic manner in which it was contributed. Riding on the see-saw and. the distribution of sweet ftowen was a very pretfy contribution. We Should not forget to mention, too, the contribution by the two little bo, Masters Eddie and Tommy Llewelyn, and their wooden horses, of "Come along, my Gee-gee." Full justice was also Hone by the Jack Tars, and the manipu- tation of the instruments under their charge wm well worthy of eulogistic mention. ine other items were all extremely good and well- received. The choir rendered the chorus in splendid style, the intonation of the children being remarkable. We congratulate the com doctor for bis untiring patience in the train- ing of woh young children. A substantial sum is expected to be realised in aid of the chrarf* funds. Votfifcf of thanks Saving been pa**1. » pleasant evening terminated with the singing of "Ben ww. fy Nhadau."
The World of Pastime. 0 By "The Sporting Scribe." CARDIFF v. LLWYNYPIA. On Saturday, in rather gloomy weather, Car- dill and Llwynypia met for the second time thu season on the latter's ground. The first encounter had ended in favour of Cardiff by tha large margin of 21 points-a. score, by the way, that did not at all represent the true state of the play, and it was distinctly hard that Llwynypia should have had to leave the grcund vanquished by so large a majority after having had quite as much of the game as their opponents. While Cardiff certainly deserved all the points they obtained on that occasion, Llwynypia should also, on the play, have had a fair number credited to them. That this was not so was due principally to two causes—the lack of dash and energy on the part of the forwards, the slowness and inability to seize chances on the part of the backs. However, Llwynypia had, ever since, been waiting for last Saturday to dawn, and it was no secret that they fully intended to go the pace to the very end. That they did so is now past his- tory. The record gate of the season turned out to see the struggle. The ground was fit, the weather was fine, if not altogether bright, and the spectators were bubbling over with excitement at the prospect of a grand game. At last, to the intense delight of the assembled thousands, the teams took the field with Llwynypia in the jerseys of their old rivals, Mountain Ash. It was at once noticed that Nicholls, Ricketts, and George Dobson were absent from the visitors' ranks, while the homesters were nearly at full strength. The kick-off by Alexander signalled the com- mencement of a magnificent struggle, which ended in a draw, to the great delight of visit- ing partisans, that their team had so luckily escaped a defeat, and to the great chagrin of the home supporters that Llwynypia had not won as they certainly deserved to. But even a draw with suoh formidable opponents must be accounted an excellent result. To com- mence the story at the beginning of the game it must be said that- Cardiff were the first to attack, and Williams, on the wing, was soon seen going in great haste towards tho. home goal. His course, however, was cut short by Llewelyn. Then Jones made a bee line for tha home citadel, but Saundera saved him the trouble of proceeding far by bowling him over in fine style. Again, they came, and Selwyn Biggs eluding his wary opponents made tracks in the same direction, and when confronted by Saunders threw out to the right, and Corn- ish, taking the pass, which, by the way, was slightly forward, managed to fall over the line with a try. It was a pretty effort all round. and fully deserved the three points. Until now it will be seen that Cardiff had been having the best of the matter, but immediately a change came over the game, and the Welsh metropolitans had all they could do the rest of this half to keep their lines intact. Round after round of pretty passing by the homesters nearly broke down the defence, but the want of a little straight dash and finish in the home- sters' third line was Cardiff's salvation. Do what they would, Cardiff could not drive them the line at a great "pace hearts quickened with excitement, and a tremendous cheer heralded his effort in getting round behind the pqsts. Bat, alaa. for the hopes of all, some informali- ty, called the ball back, and what seems to have been the fairest and best try of the day was lost to the Rhonddaites. But all took the disappointment capitally. The homesters still took up the running, but good defence by the r 1 1 i. .1.1. visitors, backed up by some IUCK, sept out, and the interval arrived with Cardiff lead- ing by three points. Up to this point the game had been extremely open and free. keen, exciting, and waged at a tremendous pece.Nor did the quality of the play deteriorate aftet the interval. Llwynypia soon began to attack and a prolonged siege ended in Ben Morgan scoring. Again, luck waa dead against the Rhondda men, for the ball was ruled to have been thrown forward. It was forward there is no doubt, but it is open to question whether it was as much forward as Selwyn Biggs' pass to Cornish in the first half just art the same spot. Another attack ended in a minor, but L'I 11_ "-1. the inevitable soon happened, ior irom kick-off Alexander picked up, and running strongly towards the left with others in attend- ance, he eluded his opponents and scored a I well-earned try. Soon after this Hussey got injured, and the rather long interval that en- sued had the effect of cooling the ardour of the players considerably. Consequently, the play in the closing stages was neither so fast nor so fine. All too soon the sound of the whistle brought to an end one of the most splendid straggles ever witnessed in the home enclosure. The suceees of the Rhondda team must be attributed for the greater part to the forwards. They played a remarkably grand game. With the exception of the opening and closing ten minutes the Cardiff front rank wab clean out of the running. The home forwards were first and Cardiff lot nowhere. There was no holding them. They started with a bang, played right through with a bang, and ended with a bang. They heeled out often and well, wheeled when they liked, pushed their oppo- nents off their feet, followed up. and tackled unerringly, and all in all displayed an all round superiority. Not that the visiting pack did not pay well. On the contrary they did struggle splendidly to the end, but they were excelled by a better baranced, better trained, more skilful, and more dashing pack. Conush, Blake and Dobson for the visitors were often conspicuous, and did a deal of capital work. On the home side, though each is worthy of the highest praise, one stands out boldly from the others. HeUkigs was not only fhe finest the others. HeUkigs was not only the finest .&.1. t:9\ forward of the finer pack, but ne was est forward on the field. Hellings on Saturday was JIellings at his best, and a finer exhibi- tion of forward play no one could wish to see. His was a wonderful game. Next to him, and still above any other forward on the field, was Alexander, who also played an exoe^mgly fine game, while Albert Powell and[ Bob Jo«e served to complete a fine quartette of^ senfflr magers. At half, matters were on the whole fairly equal. On the day's form, with • ■wm- n,ug pack in front, Stevens gave by far the most conspicuous display. The- is no doubt but Biggs may have known how to make bet- ter use of the ball when he did obtain it, but that only «dds to the Llwynypia man s per- formance, and dees not wipe away tte Jact that time after time Biggs was laid lowJ>y Stevens with the ball in hia *«- ttar Stevens nor Hfflman started well, but made amende ae the game preeeeded Sweev Heoott played a neat quiet game,^and waa no at all conspicuous. At three^uarter, too, the homesters gave a very fair display, i^ely better than that at Cardiff. It WM evident, however, that the centres still lack the ability t) break through, but their defence was par excellence. The home quartette compared very favourably with their opponents, but never would nor did make the headway when they had the ball that the Cardiff four did. They lacked finish, and the knowledge and skill to do the thing. Jones and Williams, on the lert were the most noticeable for Cardiff. Fos- ter and Ben Phillips were very sound all round and were only found wanting in the skill and power, which they do possess, and which they lo display sometimes, of breaking through and pairing openings for their wings. Llewelyn had little to do, but did that little well, the like applying to Hussey. Ben Morgan waa probably the weakest of the home four, ani yet his display was far from being a bad one At full Back, Saunders was good, and better, ^1 1"1 rm r'I"1. \1. on tne wnoie, wan xuqixas»» auc uumeBiw showed much finer defence than Thomas, and kicked a greater length, but the Cardiffian found touch much neater and much oftener than Saunters, whose only weak point on Saturday was his strange inability to find touch. The game is now a past glory. Every incident of the splendid fight has doubtlessly been commented upon innumerable times by the football enthusiasts of the Rhondda during the week, and the general regret is that Llwynypia did not win, as they ought to have won, a famous victory. CABRPHILLY v. CHEPSTOW. Caerphilly paid their return visit to Chep- stow on Saturday, and were defeated by 2 goals, 2 tries, to 1 goal. C. Davies scored the try for the visitors. MOUNTAIN ASH v. PENYGRAIG. This important match was played upon the Mountain Ash ground on Saturday last, as up t. Saturday they had equal chances with Llwynypia for the League championship, but after Saturday's defeat, their chances are not so rosy. -4- Both sides suffered through absentees, bat Millar was once again back in the Mountain Ash pack, after his two months compulsory rest. The first half of the game was of the usual give and take nature, TIiere being no particularly brilliant play, Penygraig having perhaps, the best of it, as the score at the interval indicated, although had the homesters taken the easy chances which were offered to them at times they could easily have led. -0- In the second half the game was more inter- esting, but was at times marred through un- necessary roughness on the part of some of t1 forwards. The smartest bit of play of the game was that which resulted in LIew. Deere scoring a try, and thus giving Mountain Ash the lead, Brailey passing just a the critical moment to Deere, the latter succeeded in evad- ing several of his opponents and romped over. It would only be his just reward, if the fates should permit for him to play in next Satur- day's International Match, as he has played a most consistent game right through the season. His play is always reliable, and at times he does some really brilliant work. I have no hesitation in saying that he is one of the finest wings, if not the finest, in Wales at the pre- sent time. A well-attended meeting of the Aber Vap-w Crown Inn, on Saturday evening last for the purpose of electing officers, etc., for the ap- proaching season. Mr 'David Lewis, Aber, was re-appointed chairman of the committee. It was universally agreed that Mr T. J. Smith, Aber, had proved himself an excellent secre- tary last season, and his re-appointment was unanimously adopted. The election of captain was summarily dealt with, the result being that Mr A. J. Williams, Aber, was unanimous- ly re-elected. The services of Mr David Evans i were also retained as treasurer, the meeting being of opinion that, as last season was per- hap, the most successful since the establish- ment of the team, the same officers were also the most capable of promoting its iatereato again this year. Dr Cochrane, Aber, W88 elected president with acclamation, and Mr Meyrick, the genial host of the club's head- quarters, was recognised as vice-president. Mr Meyrick, on his debut .n this office gave the club an excellent bat as a stimulus to hard work this season. Mr Bob Jenkins. Aber, kir.dly volunteered to present the higher -!J.L scorer (average) at the close of the season wiva a fitting donation (bat or cap, etc.). as an ex- pression of his success- It is anticipated that a splendid club will be formed this year, the prospects being most promising, and a bold bid is to be made to get the coveted "shield" carried from Newport to Aber. All intending members are requested to pay entrance fees, etc., during the present month, so as to be eligible as playing members in the approachiDC -I n,11 matches. We are pleased to nIlU » — Club started at Caerphilly, and trust that the meeting ef the Aber and Caerphilly Clubs will arouse the dormant spirits of non-baseballere to join in a game-ibe most healthy, reerea- tiTe, and elevating of present-day games.
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