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- Portly

- ^bergwyrifi.

Ystrad Rhondda.

- Ton.





11 Ynysybwl.




Trekarris. The local branch of the Independent Labour Party recently held at the Central Coffee Tavern has been disbanded. The Cefn Glas Colliery, Quakers' Yard, which was recently opened, has again been closed without any hope of a re-start in the near future. A scripture examination was held at Bryn- hyfryd on Tuesday evening, when 16 candidates Iflt. Mr Benjamin Gibbon, the Oaklands, was the superintendent of the examination. On Thursday se'nnight a dance took place at the Perrot Assembly Rooms under the auspices of the dancing class conducted by Mr Llewellyn Hughes. There was a large attendance. The dresses worn consisted of evening dress and fancy dress, and the room was prettily decorated for the occasion by Messrs Llewellyn Hughes, Richard Miles, and David Williams. Dancing commenced at 8 o'clock and continued with great spirit till 4 a.m. An adjournment for supper occurred at midnight, the carver being Mr Evan Davies. The catering of Host and Hostess Evans gave entire satisfaction. During the proceedings much amusemetjt was caused by the offering of a prize on Laziness in the best impromptu speech, there being several competitors. Tke prize was awarded to Mr William Jones, Trelewis. The dance was a great success, all having thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Mr W. J. Thomas, the blind pianist, was the accompanist. A very successful dance was held at the Public Hall on Thursday sennight under the auspices of the Merthyr and District Branch of the National Federation of Assistant Teachers. There was a good attendance, several ladies and gentlemen being present from a distance, The dresses worn were of rare quality andtaste, the combined company forming an imposing appearance. lite hall was tastefully decorated by the followisag ladies Misses Parkes, Sproule, M. Davies, Lewis, Lloyd, Hunt, S. J. Evans, H. Evans, S. J. Davies, assisted by the following gentlemen Messrs J. M. Jones, W. Evans, W. Firth, and T. Jackson. The duties of M.C. were ably carried out by Mr D. Drew, and Mr L. B. Jones. The music was supplied by Mr Dan Osborne's Band. Every satisfaction was given at tne refreshment table by Mr D. Rees, the Square, who catered. Much credit is due to the secrelary, Mr T. Jackson, for the successful manner in which the dance was carried out, which was a huge success.

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