Toiyrefail. On Monday, tho death of tit" irifniit daughter of Mr Henry Davies, Lite landlord of the Boar's Head, took place. The remains were interred at the Methodist graveyard on Thursday, when a great many friends and relatives were present, among whom were Mr and Mrs D. Davies, Lhnl arran (parents), and Dr Howard Davies, Pontypridd (brother), and Miss Davies (sister). The coffin was of polished oak. the undertaker being Mr John Davies, Ton- yrefail.
EISTEDDFOD AT LLANTRISANT. Tbe annual eisteddfod on behalf of the building fund was held at Penuel Welsh C.M. Chapel, Llantrisant, en Good Friday, when prizes were given for music, literature etc. The president was Rev. Thos. Powell, who also took the office of conductor, while the music was adjudicated by Mr J. Ware, G.T.S.C., Kenflg Hill, and the literature by Rev. D. T. Morgan, Llantrisant. The accom- panist was Miss Ceinwen David, Cardiff, who also played an opening solo on the piano. To the one not over 14 years of age who would best recite Psalm 148. Master Willie Williams, Llantrisant. Pianoforte solo "Yorkshire bells," for those not over 16, Miss Margaret Charies, M j age. Soprano solo "The Heavenly -song." Three competitors appeared on the platform, but Miss Blodwen Davies, Llan- trisant was pronounced the best. To the one not over 15 who wiil best render "Thy will be done" (Sankey's"), first prize, Miss Rachel [Morgan, Xjantixsant; second prize, Miss Jessie Davies, Llantrisant. For the best essay on "Gladstone's character" Mr Jas. Little's was by far the best. Tenor solo "Baner ein G(wlad," livet competed, winner Mr W. E. Davies, Tonyrefail. Reading first sight, Mr Arthur T/illiams, Llantwit. Bass solo "Fair Mordaith." Mr David Jones, Clydach Vale. Recitation "Dinas a'r Dan," prize divided bet- ween Mr J. Spencer, Pendoylan, and Mr H. Thomas, Llantrisant. To the two who would best render any duet. The prize was awarded to Messrs W. E. Davies, Tcnyrefail. and D. Jones, Clydach Vale. To the Male Voice Party who wou1 õest render "Comrades in Arms." Two parties competed, Miskin Male Vcico and Llantrisant Male Voice Parties. Miskin Village, conducted by Mr Jenkin Tho- mas were adjudged the winners. For the best rendering of "Nant y Mynydd" (John Thomas) bv mixed choirs. Two choirs competed, Ton- yrefail United Choir, conducted by MrlW. E. Davies, and Tonyrrfail Glee Society, conducted by Mr John Richards. The Tonytfefail Glee Bodiety .were adjudged the winners. The treasurer was Mr Rd. Rees. Llantrisant, and the secretary, Mr David Jones, Llantrisant.
Pressntaiion to Mr. Antony Lewis, Ystrad Rhondda. A very large audience assembled at the Bodringaht Welsh Congregational Church, Ys- trad Rhondda, to do honour to Mr A neony J. Lewis, late organist of the above church, and son of Mr Anuerin Lewis (overman at Bodringallt Colliery), and with a view of in- vesting him upon his departure from Y,trad Rhondda with a memento of their approbation o his services as organist. Sir Lewis left Ystrad on Tuesday, the 4th i:t., wiih ,,¡her friends, for Amerigo. in which country it is his intention to take a. course cf study for. the ministry under the supervision of his tn;cl<= a Mr Lewis, who was himself at, one ti:e a BoJ- ringallt member. The Chahmau (Nathan Wyn) explained in detail the origin of the movement, and wished Mr Lewis every success i 1 his new field of labour. Mr Thomas Har- ris, grocer, spoke very highly of the young man's capabilities. Mr Thomas Thomas (Dis- trict Council), with characteristic heartiness, testified to his warm fnesndship for Mr Lewis. He had had exceptional opportunities of know- ing him. and had ahtr.ys fpund him a truthful, upright, and s tr aignt: or w a rd young man, who die; .his duty regardless of criticism or ob staclcs. The testimonial, in the shape of a valuable purse (given by Mr W. O. Edwards), and which contained the magnificent, sum cf £19, subscribed for by the church and his many iriends of the locality, together with a beautitul album cf Brecon College., containing pLotcs and sketches of students for a period Ot 25 years, was made by Mr William Richards (his late Sunday School teacher), and Mr .Jacob Thomas. On the Album was a beautiful ad- dress, whicn "was handsomely written hv Mr Ryan, artist, Trc-crky. Mr Lewis, in respond- ing said that he ff" himself quite unworthy of the good feelings shewn towards him ihat evening. He felt deeply grateful for tho love and regard which ha I prompted the giving or such excellent gifts, and would treasure them as a token of the esteem of his friends at Ys- trad Rhondda. The meeting was greai.lv en- hanced by the excellent renderings of vocal and instrumental music.
Friendly Societies' Council fer Pontypridd. 'HiP' 1.1\0. The representatives of the Oddfellows. Shep- herds, and Hearts of Oak Societies, who met ill conference at the Greyhound High su eet, on Tuesday, 23th illt., are to be corn. mended for the prompt and effective measures taken with the objec: ot forming a Council in this important and progressive tevn. The se- lection made of the chairman in the nerson of Mr W. Williams, during the preliminary stage secures an ardent and enthusiastic organiser for such onerous and responsible duties. The following members represented the Shepherds, viz., Messrs John Jones, R. Pitman, Thomas Williams, Mr Williams, T. J. Ellis, Sinies Jones, and W. Williams. Oddfellows. Messrs W. Hoard, T. Pryse. T. C. Rc-es, T. A. Cule, J. Hunt, E Fisher, and A. Evans; Hearts of Oak. Messrs F. Judd (delegate), D. Thomas, W. Williams, and J. 7. Evans. All present were split in sections of threes, together with the absent members, viz., Messrs T. Jenkins, H Jenkins, W. Baker, and T. KnoLt (Shep- herds). and R. Martin (Oddfellows), for the purpose of visiting Lodges. Courts and Tents of kindred societies in the various wards with-, in the Urban District of Pontypridd. The rules of the Cardiff F.S. Council were read fo: the guidance of representatives present by the Loyal Hope (M.U.), treasurer. The prospects of an early establishment of such Council is indicated by the friendly nature of the discussion which took p!ace on the question. The need of such Council is ircie apparent than ever, and the inface of the many pro- blematical topics which ace already ripe for discussion, such as Old Age Pension Scheme, Compulsory Shop Clubs, the inequitable dis- tribution of the Poor Law Relief and Qipr, vention of bogus Friendly Societies bempta- ted, such movement deserves the support o £ every society. The Council will, no doubt, also materially improve the social status of the various orders, of which it may be comprised J! and if attention be paid to the recommenda- tions of the committee appointed to inquire re the compulsory shop clubs which, v ill short- ly be submitted to Parliament, it will be found that the recommendations made do not cover the proposal of the National Conference of Friendly Societies, who were instrumental in bringing sufficient pressure to bear on the Legislative Assembly as to secure a promise from the Government to appoint a Committee to investigate this prevalent evil. It- behoves all societies to rally round and set. to work in real earnest if they are desirous of arresting! this evil, which the Committee have fought, shy of. judging by the nature cf their recom. mendations as culled from the Friendly Socie- ties Recorder. Other important and interest- ing items will, no doubt, eventually present; themselves for the Council's consideration when formed. We hail with delight the promise of a record meeting of deputies on Monday next PT the Greyhound Hotel at 8 p.m. if the recep- tion accorded the deputies who visited such Lodges and Courts in the meantime is any criterion of the enthusiasm among friendly societies' members. We wish God-sr>eed to the deserving movement, and hope, when formed, its deliberations will be conducive to the powerful influence for the welfare of the socie- ties in general. Local authorities will evi- dently be stimulated to greater activity in the future to aspiranis for local honours. Wa heartily commend attendance at meetings of friendly societies, where divisions of opinion a-2 never permitted to develop into anything; approaching disrepute, the initiation charge and lectures being admirably adhered to Friendly Societies supporters are cordially in- vited to join the Councils as honorary mem- bers, and to promote the prosperity of such movement in their town. Applications may bi made to the hen. secretary, Mr J. T. Evans. or may be handed in at the meeting on Monday next. "——
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Pontypridd. For Best rind Cheapest Working Boots at tfs 1 lit, 4s 6t1, 4s lid, and 5s lid, go to Davies, FREE Buildings, 2-3, Taff street, Pontypridd. 4539 At Sardis Chtp-l, Pontypridd, on Monday, a musical festival, under ttie auspices of the Glantaf, Sion, Ynysybwl, Sardis, Cilfynydd, tid Efail Isat Congregational Churches, took place. Mr T. Glyudtvr Richards, Mountain Ash, conducting. Under the auspices of the Ladies' Aid Society ahnitV and fork t-w will t<ke place a, Temple Baptist Church, on Ihursiay, the 13th in,sc., to be followed in 'h.i eveniui.' by an entertainment when Dewi Elli, Morrydd Morganwg, and other popular local artistes will take part. Mr John Crockett will be the chairman. '• Half a pound of 1/4 Tea, ple .se. Mother says it the Jiest in town at the t.riec." T. Harris, 75 'T-i Street, Pontypridd. "■ NURSERY HAI H-WASH promotes the EROWTH OF tbe hair and x; eps it tr.-e from nits &c til per bottle, or post free 9d.—Key, The'Peonl.vc Chemist, Pontypridd. ,0:'r The vicar (KKV ,T. p. Grimtnc -.TAN -J J over the Ka,t-r Vest™ "V) Presi(led (. E0'' t0 ^11 Nonconformist meetings trt 'lun Church, but to ask their vicars /■i use njCueratioti. They would admit that the -'■lurch ha:l been slow in the past', and t; e clergy wilpre in some iustances actually snoozing under their very lu'ses (Laughter). At the alne time he considered that ali Church- inen should do ail they ccuId to swell the Sust°ntation t'und, irre-p-'c tive of ritualistic practices. If they adopted a middle course-( A voice like th« Vicar of St he thought they would get on very Well. The following were elected vicars and parish Wardens respectively for the ensuing yt--ar St Catiiiriie's Church. Mr W. Tliouias and Major Hill-Male St Mark's Church. Messrs Asliford and Mann; Ht; John's, Messrs J. Morgan and T. L. Evans St Lube's, Messrs J. Jones and W. Jones. Mr P. Louglur was re-elected lay elect'.r, and Messrs J. Griffith Jon< s and J VViJliams and;tar. A civ que for JE26 51. 8.5. was pnsenfed to the vicar as an Easter effcring, and in reply the rev gentleman referred to the steady progress made by the Church in the town and district. "You can see with half an eye" that FRANK TIIOKAS ("My Hatter,") sells the best 3/U fiat. For Dancing and Dres< Shoes of all description go to Da^ ies, Free Press" Huildiugs, 23. Taff Street., Pontypridd. 4539 Tea, Tea, Tea.—Why is T. flarris"lea like the British Army ? Because it cannot be beaten Try it. 4510 At the New Town Hall, on Sunday, the Sou h Wales Mission held their Suncta* quarterly meetings. Represent; ives attended from Abercynon, Ynysybwl, Cilfynydd and Seng I tenydd. In the morning the children wt re ex unined ia religious knowledge by Mr E. C. Morgan, and they answered well. AT the ilose oi the service certificates for merit, and regular attendance were presented to them The afternoon service was introduced by Miss Morgan. Senghonydd, prayer being als > offered by Mr T. Rees he adulr. sc!,oJars were then questioned by MrEvanJHumphreys, Abercjn n, (in ti e 5th chapter of St, John's Epistle. Thy everiirg service was presided over by Mr Tilsley, Cilfyrydd, Master Joseph Williams repeated the 23rd Psalm, and Mr K. C Mo; gan offered prayer. Mr George Richards, Pwll- gwaun, read a paper on The State of lvall s t ef"re tbe advent of th'l Sunday Schools." solo by Master Willie Evans, Abercynon, Go bury thy sciriow address by Mr E. Carno Morgan, Ynvsybwl, on "The Sunday School all,1 its advantages" solo by Air Robert Williams, Oraigwen recitation by Mr Thomas. Jones, I-lopkinstown afters which the service was closed by prayer by the president. The preachers at the New Town Hall, next Sunday, will be Mr K Ashton and Rev. T. Jones, respectively. A sacred solo will be sung at the evening tervices. For all kinds of Game go to FF.NNELL'S, 12, 11 1 Market street, Pontypridd (opposite the Post Ortice). PORTRAITS painted in Oil by G. F. HACKER from sitting or from photo, and framed in any style.—Arcade Studio, Pontypridd. 4559 A grand evening concert in aid of the funds of the local Unitarian Church was held on Easter Monday at the New Town Ball when the following artistes took part:—Miss Llewela Daviett, solo piano Miss Gwendolen Davids, solo violin Miss Norah Rich, soprano and reciter; Mr Frederic Griffith, polo flute and piccolo; and Mr Harry Miller, baritone. The Hopkinstown Male Voice Party kindly assisted by singing two choruses. Mrs John Lewis was the accompanist. The first item on the programme to secure an unmistakable encore was a Welsh Fantasia on the flute by Mr Frederic Griffith, although Miss Lle.. eUd. rs;tvieb, skilful playing of that difficult Tannhauser (Wagner-Lizst) and a dehgh- fully fine rendering by Miss Gwendolen Davles of De Heriot's Rondo (from Toucerto in A) had previously been heard. These three in- strumentalists gave the trios, "Nozze de Figaro" and "Masaniollo" for riano, violin and flute, the performances in their entirety being masterly, and every detail given with the utmost accuracy. Tluose trios, as well as their second solos, were heartily and deservedly encored. Miss Norah Rich sang very artistic- ally, and was an immense favourite in her recitations, her last item meeting with hearty applause to which she responded. Mr Harry Miller received an encore for his song, 1, The liandc,lero." Perhaps the solos whicn nietwith the highest approval of the general audience were Macfarren's Tarantella by Miss Llewela Davies, "nd Rapini's Souvenir de Sorrento" by Miss Gwendolen Davies. All the artistes proved themselves thorough masters of their work by doing full justice to the different items chosen by them. Messrs Thompson k Shackell supplied a Kaps grand piano, an instrument which added much to the success of tbe evening. "You can see with half an eye that FRANK THOMAS ("My Hatter, sells the best 3/9 Hat. 2838 Council candidates' portraits taken and blocks supplied at short notice by THOS. FOBHKST and os, Cambrian Studio, Pontypridd. 2871 On Tuesday evening the staff of th Pearl Life Assurance Company in the Pontypridd and Tthondda District assembled together at the Greyhound Hotel, Pontypridd, to congratulate Mr W. Bowen, assistant superintendent, rn his promotion to chief superintendent of the Hwindon District. Mr D. Wi!liams was voted to the chair, and said Mr Bowen was a man of sterling qualities and through his virtues he bad won for himself a mass rf true friends, and although the time had come wh n they were parting he sincerely hoped that the friendship would continue for ever. Mr tiarry Watkins followed with »n overture on the piano solo, Baner ein Gwlad," Mr Pugh, Maerdy address, Mr J. Hughes, Ystrad and Mr T. A. Davies, Maerdy solo, "Bwthyn bach Melyn fy Nhad," Mr K Watkins, Ystrad humorous speech, Mr T. Pryse, Pontypridd. At this juncture tbe chairman calIed upon Mr Pryse to made a presentation to Mr Bowen of a massive marble timepiece with inscription, executed by Mr Hibbert, jeweller, Arcade. Mr t ryse. in handing over tile presentation, said -that they were rewarding a man of honour and a man that he always could rely on. Mr Bowen p in responding felt, his position very much, and with emotion thanked the si aff- all for their kind words and good feelings toward him. Addresses followed by the chairman. Mr John, assistant superintendent; Mr Prothero, Tre- orky Mr Watkins, Ystrad Mr Pugh, Maerdy; and Mr J. Richards. Tylorsrown lead a few verses of poetry composed for the occasion. Mr W. Morgan, au old P"arl a^eiit, also testified to go(A qualities of Mr bowen and wished him God-speed in his nnw sphere of life. Letters were FeLt by Mv Mayns, Pemgraig; and Mr Wm, Price, Trealaw, regretting their inability to be present. Mr Harry Watkins ftllbweU with a selection of Welsh Airs, which brought a very enjoyable meeting to a close. We may add tbat Mr Bowen leaves with the best wisoes ot all the staff for his future f.-ucc,se, and if we take the pa-t as on indication for the future his success is ceitain. A GREAT Sl!'CCE.1'V\'p all remember Pro et-sor Pe-.mane a :e» years tilo coming amount its a verlet strange-, and it is worth noting that today UJ hat Jive I'laoes of bush els « tierelieiiity bf c nsuh ed free .,f eharae. en ;ny c mplahlt, or disease whttev r. fometbing lik.. perso. s Tiv- had nis tre tii en*. many who were considered Incurable are lh 11 g uials of his gre-t eki 11. His ret-iliei.oce i Station Terrace. Pontyixi^d. opposite Tuff station, "')'['1' he ii, ay be consu t d personally or by letter. BiiRine8B hours ali dMj-Wednesd^yy mid S turdnys, !.nd until 1.), other d >ys. Ystrad Tertipera ce .'Ci-mm^rcJal Hhiel, Tuesd iys, 2 un'il 7.MO, opposite Kailway gates. K oin. R so at Ferndale, Cardiff. »nd M-rtfwr. His motU)ia ',Action. sperk loiad r flinti •fewda." [Advt. 4(521 I On Thursday, the Pontypridd District Staff of the British Workman assembled to present Mr D. G. Roberts with a handsome silver mounted walking stick on his promotion to the suporindeudency of Carnarvon district. Mr W. Ha.rry was voted to the chair,, and his I opening remarks dwelt on the extraordinary progress made by the company during the ex- pired term of the year. He urged every agent to maintain in the future what had been done in the past, and ho would not fear the result. In bidding farewell to Mr D. G. Roberts, he praised the good work done by him during the fourteen months he had worked in this dis- trict, as spare and full tune agent, and .hoped he would be as successful in the Carnarvon district. Several agents spoke at some length Mr T. R. Davies, the senior agent of the dis- trict, ill making the presentation, spoke of Mr Roberts' success as an agent,, and felt sure all agreed in wishing him continued success in his new sphere. The recipient feelingly respon- ded. The usual votes of thanks concluded the proceedings. Ten.TM.Tm.—Wby is T. Hirris' Tot lic tJe British Army ? Because it cannot be beaten Try it. 4540 The Pontypridd Coachbuvlding Company (prize winners for carriages) are now doing and are prepared to undertake tile best class of work in the trade; carriage triminm:; a speciality. Showrooms are now open.—Carriage Works, Morgan street, Pontypridd. 4526 Ebrill 2il, cynaliwyd cyfarfod chwarterol Undeb Ysgolion Sul y Wesleyaid yn y Town Hall am 10.20. Dechreuwyd gan Mr T. Jen. kins; adroddwyd penoa gan Mr Rhys Wil- liams, llanc bychan o Hopkinstown, yn rhag- orol; yna hohvyd y plant gan Mr E. Carno Morgan, Yiiyl-ybwl, ar chwcch o benodau o'r "Hyfforddycid." AteboJd y plant yn rliagorol iawn. Ilae clccl yii Cidyle-itis i iWr J. Evans ani eu hnddysgu mor dda. Ar y terfyn cynwyn- wyd tystysgrii'au i'r plant am eu ftyddlondeb yn yr ysgol. Diweddwya gan Mr Bevan, Senghenvdd. Ar ol hYI, cyfarfyddodd pwyil- gor yr Ysgol Sul, dan lywyddiaeth Mr W. Tilsley, Cilfynydd; yr oedd Carno Morgan, ysgrifcnydd yr Undeb; Mr G. Rihard, Pouty- pridd, trysorydd, a chynrychiolwyr o bob lie, yn bresenol, pryd y cafodd 11awer o faterion niewn cysylltiad a'r Ysgol Sul eu tmfod. Yr adeg hon mae y swyddogion yn dcchreu ar waith y 12 mis sydd o'u blaen. Y llywydd am y flwyddra yw Mr Tilsley, Cilfynydd; ysgrif- enydd, Mr E. Carno Morgan, Ynysybwl, try- sorydd; Mr G. Richards, Pontypridd. Yr arfcolwyr yclynt: Dosbarth I., Maes Llafur, Mr Carno Morgan; "Dosbarth II. a III, Mr Owen Edwards. Abercynon; IV. V., Mr E. Humphreys. Cynelir y cyarfod nesaf yn Seng- hcnydd y Stil cyntaf yn Gorphenaf. Dechreu- wyd oedfa dau o'r gloch gan Miss Morgan, Senghenydd, ac holwyd yr holl ysgol gan Mr Evan Humphreys or Maes Llafur, 1 loan v. Yr oedd yr atebion yn dda, ond carasem eu cael yn fwy cvffredinol. Diweddwyd gan Mr Tils- ley. Dechreuwyd y cyfarfod chwech o'r gloch gan Mr Carno Morgan, Ynysybwl. Adrodd- wyd penod gan Mr Joseph Williams; yna y cyfrifon gan yr ysgrifenydd; can gan Mr W. Evans, Abercynon; araeth gan Mr G. Rich- ards,, Pontypridd, yn dda iawn; can gan Mi R. Williams; araeth gan Mr Carno Morgan; adroddiad rhagorol gan Mr T. Jones, ac am- ryw anerchiadau gan y llywydd. Cafwyd byfarfod da drwyddo. Diweddwyd gan y llwydd.
Penygraig. Mr M. J. Rowlands, son of Councillor David Rowlands, Brynffrwd, Penygraig, successfully passe, last week the second examination for I. R.C.P. and lit-ld by ttio Royal College of Physicians, London, and the Royal College of Surgeons, England. Mr Rowlands has hithero attended the Cardiff University Medical School, and wi'l spend 1 he remainder of his course at the London Hospital.
Tonypandy. The annual tea demonstration, under the auspices of the Band of Hope connected with the English Weslcyan Chapel, Tonypandy,was held on Good Friday at the commodious ves- try adjoining the chapel. The demonstration took place at 2 p.m., the children being under the leadership of Mr W. Williams and follow- ing officers: Miss Ruby Gould (secretary), Miss A. Williams, Lydia Eastment, Ellen Ray- son,, Sissy Jenkins, and Miss Jones. The la, dies presiding at the tables were Mrs Tasker, Miss Shepherd, Miss Way, Miss Cousins, and Mrs Felton. After tea, an entertainment was beld under the chairmanship of the Rev R. Kennedy (president of the Band of Hope), the vice-president being H. Jones, while Miss Tasker accompanied on the pianoforte. A splendid programme was gone through most efficiently.
Llwynypia Under the auspices of the members and friends of the English Congregational Church, Llwynypia, a grand public tea meeting was held in the commodious vestry on Good Fri- day, the proceeds being for the excellent pur- pose of liquidating the debt on the building fund. The tables were nicely decorated and were presided over by Miss K. Williams (Sher- wood) and Miss Barlow, Misses Sarah, Annie, and Lizzie Thomas, Mrs Horton, and Miss Thomas,. Miss Davies, Misses M. and A. Da- vies, Mrs Williams, Miss Morgan, and Miss Williams, Miss Morgan and Miss Wilkins, Mrs Stockwell, Mrs Lewis, and Mrs Dicks. Mrs C. Davies. Mrs Hopla, Mrs Ruse, Mrs Arthur, Mrs Harries, Miss Collins, The bread and cake department was managed by Mr John Davies, Mr Kitchen, Mr J. Thomas, Mr Eddie, Messrs Williams, Dilks. Wilkins, Baylis, Da. vies, Pike, and Mrs Owen. Nearly a thou- sand partook of the splendid treat provided on the occasion. In the evening a very success- ful entertainment of vocal and instrumental music was held under the presidency of Ml D W. Davies, J.P., Maesyffrwd, Tonypandy. Great praise is due Mr W. Prestwood (secre- tary), together with other officers, for the success of the affair.
Ystrad Rlpndda. On Thursday, Monday, and Tuesday even- ings, very pretty renderings of the interesting cantata, "The Little Gipsy," were performed b; the juvenile choir of St. Stephen's Church, Ystrad Rhondda, under the able and efficient conductorship of Mr Phillip Davies, Sherwood, llwynypia (Pencerdd Rhondda). The differ- ent characters were effectively taken up by Miss Sarah Jane Thomas, as "Daisy Glen;" "Florence Earl. Miss Carrie Golding; "Kate Bloomer;" Miss Ettie Vokes; "Ike," Master Willie Davies; "Willie Fair," Master Evan J. Beavan; afid "Frank Ellis," Master Alfred Parry. Mr S. Boyer, Rev W. Lewis, Vicar, and Mr R. Dyke., were the respective chair- men, while the accompanists were Mr H. Evan' Ystrad; Miss Lewis (Vicarage, Ystrad- yfodwg), and Mr S. Kindom, Y'strad Rhondda. Prior to the cantata, a very interesting mis. I I cellaneous programme was gone through in a most creditable mannsr. The "White Sails' CLom; being a very pretty rendering by the choir; l"Minding liaby" (composed by Pen- ;*crdd) wa.3 a sweet contribution by Miss Sarah Thomas and Miss Yokes. The choruses of the children in this act proved most patent in thair attempts to lull the baby to sleep; "Japanese Fan," by party of girls, and "The Jolly Jack Tars," by party of boys, was admirably done, as also was "Tommy Atkins" (Master Jimmy Day), and his Army," ajid the "Rainbow Chorus," by the choir. "The Sweeping Brush Brigade," by party of girls was much appre- ciated. Perhaps the dainty morsel of the even- ing was that of "The Jovial Auctioneer." It was evident that the greatest care had been taken in the choice of the performances, each character being so well ssutained. Mr Kin- dom accompanied most efficiently. A G HI: AT SUCCESS.—We all rememher Profesoor Desmane a few years asrocomin(r»mongstus » pe-feet stranger, and it is worth noting to-day that he lips five places of business whde he may be consulted free of dmrg-e, on any complaint or disease whatever. Something like 10000 persons have had his treatment and many who were consult r d ITlc,]rllb;c are living testimonials of his great skill. His residence is 23, Station Terrace, Pontypridd, opposi- e Taff Station, where he may t-C consulted personally or by letter. Business hours: all day Wednesdays and Saturdays, and until noon other days. Ystrad Tempi ranee Commercial Hote1, Tuesinys. 2 until 7.30, opposite HaiiwMy gates. ROOTOS also at. Ferndale Cardiff, and Merthyr. His motto is: "Actions speak louder than words." [4621
Ton Peritre On Thursday and Good Friday, at Jeru- salem Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, the monthly preaching meetings in connection with thi Methodists of East Glamorgan were held, when powerful and most impressive sermons were delivered to large and enthusiastic audiences by the following reverend gentlemen, Revs. Dr. Rces, Cefn, Merthyr; Ellis J. Jones, Manchester; J. Morgan Jones, Cardiff; W. James, Aberdare; O. Hughes, Carnarvon; anJ others. At the close of each service the holy communion wis administered. The Rev. W. Jones, pastor, officiated. Dinner and tea were kindly prepared by the lady members of the chapel at Jerusalem vestry, to which a large number did full justice.
Ferndale. A most intcnstiD function in connpction with the L'.A.O.B. was held at Ferndale on Thursday evening, when the Anchor Lodge," which formerly belonged to the "Surrey Banner," was formally transferred to the Grand Lodge of England." There was a very- strong lodge assembled, and the proceedings were most successfully carried out. Amongst tliosn present who officiated in th(- proceedings were -riiiio W. Williams, president, D.P.L Primo Burnett, vice-president, D P.L., Primes Blacser, Morton, Evans, Nelmes, Lew's, Rowe, Jones, Davies, Green, larry, and D. L. Bowen. All Buffd will be gratified to IIPar that there will be inaugurated this week a grand provincial lodge, when we consider the start of this noble order. The concluding dance of the seasop 1898-89 in connection with the Barnes' Quadrille Party was held on Wednesday night at the Tudor Hall, when about 60 dancers assembled. Dancing commenced at 9.30 to the strains of the Tyloratown string quartette and was kept up with animated vigour until 5.30 on Thursday morning, every one being highly pleased with the excellent programme provided. The toilets of the ladies were nicely arranged, the different colours of their dresses presenting a pleasant I change to the'evenicg dress of the gentlemen, Miss Green, of Alertbyr, and Miss Gibbon, of Pontypridd, deserving special mention. The Lail had been very nicely decorated with flags, Japanese lanterns and palms, and lighted with incandescent light. Tbe committee merit general approval for tho taste displayed. Messrs. Roberts and Barnes acted as M.C.'s.
Ynysybwl. The annual tea meeting of the English Con- gregational Church which was held on Go-d Friday, proved quite a success in every respect, upwards of 400 partaking of the cup that cheers. Credit is due to Mr Abraham Richards, who was the caterer, for the excellence of the cake, &c. The arrangements were superinted by the Rev. W. E. Davies, pastor of the church, who was assisted by Messrs J. T. Davies and J. R. Powell The following ladies presided at the tea tables Mrs Maund, Mrs Reeves, Mrs W. Smith, Mrs Eley, Mrs W. Lewis, Mrs A. Richards, Mrs J. H. Williams, Mrs W. Punter, Mrs D. Smith, Mrs Monks, Missea Smith, H. Davies, E. Thomas and E. Davies. In the evening a concert was held at Tabernacle Chapel, under the presidency of Mr Rhys Morgan, M.A., Pontypridd. The first part of the programme comprised the following items opening song, "Benditlijaist goed y meusydd," by Miss Bessie Davies, Pentre; who was ably accompanied by Miss E. Rees, Pentre; Miss Bavies secured an enthusiastic encore, to which she responded with Hen Gadair Fawr fy Mam Mr E. Williams, Cribbin Du, gave a good rendering of The Accents of Liberty Mr F. Beechy following with a well-executed cornet solo, which was loudly applauded and at the chairman's request an encore was given. The next item on the programme was a song by Miss Edith Jones, whose sweet voice drew from the chairman the remark that, given proper voice training Miss Jones would be beard more of in the future. A powerful rendition of "Glory to God in the highest," by Mr Dd. Smith, brought the first portion of the programme to a close. The second part was a performance of the popular and instructive cantata, entitled, Buy your own Cherries," under the leadership of the Rev. W. E. Davies. A very good rendering was given, the choir giving evidence that they had been trained by a capable conductor. 'I he reader was MisS F. Bet cliy. Master Martin Luther Evans and Miss M. J. Richards, presiding at the piano and organ with ability.
Tretyarris Mr Newall, of Liverpool, delivered a series of temperance lectures on the evils of the drink traffic under the auspices of the Grand Lodge of Good Templars as follows: At the Board Schools on Saturday evening; at Bethel English Baptist on Sunday afternoon, and in the evening at the Forward Movement. Annul meetings in connection with Bethan- i'1 Calvinistic Methodist were held on Good Friday, when eloquent sermons were preached by the Rev Dr Parry, Carno,. Montgomeryshire and the Rev J. P. Jones, to large congrega- tions. On Good Friday afternoon.. a knife and fork tea took place at Libanus, Graigbertlilwyd, a large number having sat aL the tables, which, were presided over by Mrs Dan Thomas, Mrs Phillips, Mrs Williams, White Hart, and Miss Edwards, assisted by Mrs Phillips, Penlocks, Mn, Edwards, Mrs Scott, Miss M. Williams, and others. In the evening a highly interest- ing miscellaneous entertainment was held under the presidency of Mr Dan Thomas be- fore a good attendance. A Cymanfa GUlla in' connection with the CaJvinistic Methodist Churches of Senghen- ydd, YsLradmynacli, Treharris, Llanbradach, Nelsorij, Caerphilly, Pontypridd, and Cilfyn- ydd, was held at Tabernacle Congregational Chapel, Treharris" (kindly lent for the occa- sion) on Monday, under the baton of Mr John Thomas, Fcrndale. The first meeting was held at 10 a.m., Mr Abraham Morgan presid- ing; the second at 2 p.m., Mr T. Davies in t11 chair; and the third at 5.30 under the chairmanship of the Rev T. J. Davies, Llan. bradach. Interesting addresses were also de- livered by Revs W. Williams. Cilfynydd, and Daniel Jones (Treforest) and by Messrs D. Griffiths (Pontypridd), Rees Jones, and Rees Powell, Trsharris. There was a large attend- ance, the singers alone numbering 600. A District Sunday School Convention to hei ) on the cause of Sunday School work was held in the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Web- ster street, on Monday. Representatives were present from a number of circuits in the South Wales District, particularly from Aberdare. Mountain Asli, Tredegar, Pontypridd, Dow- lais, and Nelson. The afternoon meeting was presided over by the Rev W. W. Goldstraw. A I excellent paper was read by Miss Hunter, of Aberdare, on "My Ideal Sunday School." This was followed by a conversation on th( subject cl the paper, in which the following took part:—Rev J. Turner, Tredegar, and Mr B Jones, Mr W. Wilcox, Aberdare; Mr Field- house, Pontypridd; Mr and Mrs Frame, Nel- son Mr R. Pascoe, Mr J. H. Sawday. Tre- harris, and Mr Nicholls, Dowlais. A good company sat down to tea, which was presided over by Mrs Targett, Mrs Meyrick, Mrs Ed- wards, Miss Thomas,, Miss Meyrick, and Miss Hutchings. An open air service was held at 6.30, at which an address was given by Mr J. Charles, Pontypridd. A public meeting at 7.50 was presided over by the Rev G. Hunter, Aberdare. Acltlresses were given as follows: Re" J. Turner, Tredegar, on ".clow the Sunday School can help the Temperance cause;" Mr W. Wilcox on. "How the Sunday School can j help the church;" Rev J. W. Jacob, Lyd- brock, on "How the Church can Help the Sunday School and the Band of Hope." The meetings were very enthusiastic, and all pre- sent felt that they had spent part of the Bank Holiday in a very enjoyable and profitable way.
Advantages of Arbitration BY D.T. PHILLIPS, U.S. CONSUL, CARDIFF. 13 6d. (Evan Rees and Co., Bridge Street, Cardiff). II In this extremely readable, well-printed, well-bound little volume of less than 100 pages, w have the advantages of arbitration, politi- cal and industrial, set forth in a remarkably lucid, concise, and pleasing style. We have to congratulate author and publisher alike on the production of so neat, well-written, and tiioughiful a discourse. This volume is, in the main, the treatise that won the prize oeffred at the Denver Eisteddfod, Colorado, U.S.A., for the best essay on "The Political and In. dustrial Advantages of Arbitration." Now that prize essays are coming more into the favour of the Welsh people in their Eistedd- fodau, and who are ambitious in that line wculd derive a deal of help from a perusal of thi style and method of fhe volume under re- view. It is, we ought to state, only one of the many prize treatises of the talented author. The synopsis at the very commencement gives us a concise analysis of the subject mat- te.' of the whole book. From it we see im- mediately the steps of argument and the method of discourse followed by the author. Then before we are fairly launched into the study of the subject, we are given to under- stand what is meant by political and indus- trial arbitration. Then follows the essay pro- per, which is divided into two parts. Part I is given up entirely to a discussion of the political advantages of arbitration—how it prevents needless expenditure and waste of money, how it strengthens the nation's char- acter and safety, how it promotes international comity, to quote just a point or two from the book. Each point is then treated separately with the utmost clearness and fulness, and each thus helps to make up a well-witten, con- vincing -and absorbing whole. Part II, the discussion of the industrial advantages of ar. bitration, is treated in precisely the same man- ner, with equal clearness and praiseworthy fulness. This part is, perhaps, of more inter- est to us than the preceding one, treating, as it does. on those points which more nearly affect us as an industrial community. We append four of the ten heads which this prat discusses: -"How Arbitration Establishes the Dignity of Toil," "How it Saves Employers and Employees from Financial Losses," "How it Adjusts Wages Amicably and Equitably," "How it Tends Towards the Extermination of Strikes." We have refrained, as much as possible, from quoting, preferring to allow readers to judge on the merits of this little work for themselves, and partly from the diffi- culty wo find in selecting the best quotations from a work so uniformly good. However. we give just one: "Capital and Labour should be friends, not foes; they should fight for, not against, each other. Both em- ployer and employee should trust each other ai brethren. The workman should not labour simply for wages; that is a mere mercenary motive; he should serve from a principle of loyalty to the interests of his employer, and b" whole souled in his duties. The employer, on the other hand, should not squeeze from his workmen the largest amount of labour for the least possible remuneration; that is inhuman." T., co/icltide, we have no hesitation in recom- mending this volume to all our readers, and declare that the eigliteenpence required for it eighteenpence well spent.
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The Worid of Pastime. -+■ By "The Sporting Scribe." LLWYNYPIA v. BARRY. On Good Friday, in beautiful weaker, and before a moderate gate. Barry fulfilled their initial fixture at Llwynypia. The homesters were weak, but yet managed to overcome the visitors with ease, and put on five goals to nil. It was on the whole a "scrappy" game, with a pretty incident or two thrown in at intervals. The homesters were everywhere superior, and had they played their usual game, they might have run up a very tall SC0re. Saunders played a fine game throughout, as also did his vis-a-vis, who was certainly the most conspicu- ous man on his side with the exception* or Gameson. At three quarter, L!ewe!yn was the best on the home side, none of them seemed to exert. The opposing three-quarters dcfen- de I well, but were too much inclined to tackle men without the ball. Gamescn was the best, and was repeatedly the saviour of his side. At half the homesters were also superior ro their opponents, but a referee, who was a very msy and very free, allowed the latter to stand al- most anywhere they liked, with the conse- quence that Killman and Stephens had ofte-i more than they could do to get away from the' scrum. Hellings played his usual hard gar^e in the forwards, and did all he conk! to cpen out and make the play a little mere interest- ing. The home pack, too, was superior to the visiting lot, the chief features of whose play were then strong rushes and gccd following up. LLWYNTVIIIA v. TREBERBERT. On Saturday, Llwynypia and Trc-herbart met for the second encounter. The first match at Trehcrbert in the early part of the season had ended in favour of the homesters by cno try to nil, after a. stubbornly contested a-d rough game. Consequently, the second meet- ing of the rivals was the occasion of great ex- citement and interest in the upper and middle parts of tbe Rhondda. The home supporters were very confident of seeing that former de- feat wiped out; nor was their confidence mis- p:aced, for after having all the büt of the play the homesters ran out victors by 12 points tu 3. But had the score been 20 points to 3, a much better criterion of the true statc of the game would have been afforded. It was not- a great game. It was not a good game en her, if we judge from games in years gone by between these rivals. Neither was it a bad game. There was some roughness in it. it is true; it was scraggy, very scraggy, at times: there was a good deal of moderate play, with a few pretty incidents; and there was just a little brilliance on one or two occasions. With the ground fit and the weather fine it is mthe: surprising that there was net a better exposi- tion, but excitement and over determination en the part of the players made the game what it was. However, it was a much superior game to that Treherbert, and the crowd, as is generahy the case at Llwynypia, gave the visi- tors every fair play. Saunders at full back again gave a good display, a much better dis- play than Dan Rees. We all know that Dan Rees is a good custodian, but on Saturday he must have left his klrtcing abilities at home. And this may apply to most of the Treherbert team. Saunders, with the exception of that accident which gave Treherbert their try, kicked splendidly, and all through played a very sound game, while his dropped goal was magnificent. At half, matters were about equal. Lmlyn Lewis was very conspicuous I throughout, and played a splendid eame for his side. As a pair, however. Stephens and Hillman were better, for they made a much better use of the ball when they had it. In- deed, had not the home three-quarters fumbled so much they might have crossed several time from nice openings made by Stephens.Neither could claim much advantage at three-quarter, but what little there was rnsut go to the home- sters. Ben Phillips scored two good tries, but hi" display like that of the others was not by any means brilliant. Chant, the new centre, while doing nothing brilliant, yet played a consistent game throughout, and (efended ad- mirably. Llewelyn, the finest wing in the country, :was entirely neglected. Ben Morgan played a fair game, but like one or two other has got into a bad habit cf doubling back into the centre. Hitchings and Hanbury were the pick of the visitors, the latter running well for his try. The home forwards held the whip hand over their opponents. In most phases of forward play the champions outmanoeuvred and cut- played thfe visiting paeTe. Hellings, Alexan- der, and Bob Jones, were singularly conspicu- ous, while each of the others deserves a word of praise, Rowley Thomas in particular. Jen. kins, Gibby, and Wolff were the best of the Treherbert forwards, all of whom, by the way. played a strong, hard game. PONTYPRIDD v. MONA Mona (Isle of Man) paid their first visit to Pontypridd on Good Friday, when they met the locals on the Taff Vale Park. The visitors were a welf-formed set, and trouble was en- ticipated by the homesters and their suppor- ters. Within four minutes of the kick-cff Mona succeeded in obtaining a try, which was converted, and which was a very soft thing, the ball rolling over the line without any attempt being made to step it. A shart follow up by one of the visiting three-quarters en- abled them to score. A few minutes later Crea (Mona) dropped a lovely goal for his side, who now led by nine points to nil. Matters now looked very black for the home team, and the opinion of the crowd was that Mona would have a walk over, and cries of "pile it on, Mona," were heard on every hand. This seemed to wake up the hcmesters, who now played with rare dash and determination, with the result that try after try were scored, and tall ktdn-jirably converted by McKenzie. A prettily-dropped goal by Reed made Pcnty- pridd's victory certain. In the seconlTialf the .homesters continued tKtr brilliant onslaught on the visitors' line, and placed three more tries to their credit. Pontypridd were with- out doubt much the superior team, and their victory was the most brihiant seen on the Taff Park this season. W. G. Asher played a sterling game, and combined admirably with Reei. who was responsible for several tries. Usher and D. L. Davies, at half, had matters practically their own way, and made several openings for their back: who availed them- selves of the opportuniiies. ITc-Kenzie and W. E. Rees played a grand game, the former's efforts at goal-kicking being little short of marvellous. Pontypridd had to cast" of the bitters cf de- feat in their match with Cinderrord on Satur- day, but their reputation was retrieved on Mon- day, when they secured such a brilliant win I over Leicester. Barry are the visitors to Pontypridd on Saturday. LLWYNYPIA v. MONA. ï On Easter Monday, Mem enraged the M!d- RJionddaites at Llwynj-pia. The men from j :a- I the Isle of Man have not done very well during the tour, and Llwynypia capped the previou- pei formances against them by defeating them to the tune of 5 goals, 5 tries, to nil. The Manxmen, while displaying but a superficial knowledge of the game, yet seemed to be i ossesged of untiring energy, and played right up to the end. They gave a fair display in tin open,, and always followed up determined- ly. Their tackling was above reproach. Their knowledge of passing was crude; th2ir kick- ing was generally poor, but individually they dodged and ran well at times. The forwards seldom packed well, but were down and up in a moment. They always kept well together, and were thus enabled at times to bring off I stj ong rushes. Their halves and three-quarters hrl little to do but. defend, and in this acquit- ted themselves satisfactorily. It was not a bad game to watch on the whoie, abounding a* it did in numerous amusing incidents. The pretty back play of ihe homesters was another feature that helped to make the game enjoy- able Llewelyn ran in 4 tries. Foster 3, Ben Mc rgan 3. There is no doubt that Mona have been out of their element during the tour, and th.s was particularly evident en Monday. "Ah, Mona, Mona, thou lost one, We'll pray for thee, pray th.ro' the long years to be." -&
QycSing lotss, -+- "Sy PedaEphast." Lamp-lighting times for week: — April 7 7.40 p.m. April 8 1.72 p.m. April 9 7.4-4 1). m. April 10 7.45 p.m. April 11 7.47 p.m. April 12 7.49 p. m. April 13 7.50 p.m. -(j- CLUB -April CLUB, DliSTIXA'nOX. STARTIKG TIME. irel^rest C C. Llandaff .3 n Lauies (Jrei^iau 1,) Treforest C C.MKCi.eu 3 0 Laches ri 1.3 -0- The opening run of the newly formed Maerdy Cycling Cluo was held on Friday, when about 11- cyclists turned up (including two of the fair sex. They in tended starting at 10 a.m. lor Llantwit Yardre, but the weather being L I very encouraging,, they again assembled at 12, and went to Llwynypia, and saw a foot- ball match. -0-- On Monday, another meet was announced, bit-, only 11 assembled, and these left Mardv a-L 1 p.m., the advertised destination being Cow bridge., but we ooubt, judging from the vwiy one or two of the members cycled thro' Maerdy whether they ever reached it. By the way, we did not see the genial Secretary at either of we runs. Perhaps we may have missed him. —o— Harry Jenkins, Pontypridd, at Pontypool, on Easter Monday, was the winner in the two miles handicap, and the three laps handicap. A very promising start, and I hope his ex- cellent turn of speed will remain with him until tne end of the season, when I am sure pat" innumerable will be his. His machine was a Rudge-Whitworth, cf whose qualities he speaks in high terms. -0- The Ti efcrcst- Cycling Ciub intended opsning their season on Good Friday morning, but bad roads and weather caused them to post- pone the opening run to Pencoed, and the gymkhana was also cried off. On Saturday twelve members went to Pencoed and had an enjoyable time at the Railway Inn, where tea lwas taken, and returned home in tho drizzling rain. -0-- The miserable drizzle on Easter Monday morning prevented the club undertaking the ride to Bridgend. The home trainers have now arrived and can be used at the clubroom at any time. An important general meeting I will be held this (Friday) evening. Messrs Ayliffe and Son, the makers of the weli-known and popullar "Daisy" cycles are having a busy season, the number of machines nt out thus eaxly being unprecedented. This is as it should be, seeing that the "Daisy" is a reliable and first-class mount at a popular figure. j --?-- Will club secretaries kindly send in their list of runs and other particulars as early all possible ?