— Police Court flews. Pontypridd--Wedrwsday. Before Mr J. Ignatius WA9, (Stipendiary) Dr R. C. liuril-er, and Mr R. T. Richarrds. BOYS ROMPING ON SUNDAY. Four Pontypridd young lads named Jonah Morgan, Charles Hemon, Emrys Harries, and Enoch Morgan, were summoned for disorderly behaviour in Taff street on Sunday evening last Constable Walkley said they behaved in a most disorderly manner, jumping on each others barks and running about the pavement, push- ing against pedestrians This -as Morgans second offence. He ftlied 5s" and th others 2s 6d eaoob. KICKING A TREFOREST POLICEMAN. The adjourned case against George Bassett, Treforest, an old offender, for -an assault upora P.C. Williams, Treforest, was heard. The case was partly heard at Ystrad on Monday, and adorned in order to enable prisoner to call witnesses. Superintendent Cole now informed \\k Bench that prisoner was unable to call wit- Besses. The Stipendiary told prisoner it VMS & very serious thing to kick a constable; it wai possible to deprive him from earning 1 8ft was sent to gaol for a month wi MARRIED WOMEN WHOLESALE. „ worried woman living at Elizabeth Davies, • married Dina was charged in three separate gum was < = 3ao<ls bv false pretences ttonses with obtaining „ Pt,oeb,e Davies, Kendal stre-et, Tonv,pandy, said prisoner ea„e to her ho,« on MondaT -tod October, ».»! a»ke<l her "h''Uer W' Davies *a» at !»">" her f t u,r then .aid she cuno from Treata, and that to kusbaud wotkeri by her husband at "-j™ !or 13 years. She said he would have helped her if he was in. and had sent her to get help. Her husband had been ill since Christmas, and .he had seven children. She »a, asked into tie house, and given breakfast and 10 or 01 flour, lilbs. of butter, a pot of beef tea, 2lbs. of oatmeal, and a half a loaf of bread and lIb. of loaf sugar, and one bar of soap, valued to- get her at 45 4d. She gave her the things be- cause she thought her husband had sent her to get help. P .1. 1, William Davies. husband I me said he never authorised prisoner to go to his house. and had never seen her in his life. Prisoner, when arrested at Dinas, said, "You car. only put me in prison for it. Mrs Williams. Ynysoynon Road. Trealaw,was 41%0 victimised in a similar manner on the 24th of Oct-obsr. She gave prisoner a score of flour but. she said she would rather have money to buy beef tea for her husband, who was ill. Annie Beer, Brithweruiydd Road, Trealaw, text gave evidence of having been victimised by prisoner on Thursday last. She gave her a Is. in money, ilb. of tea, half a loaf of bread, Sugar, cheese, and butter. Prisoner pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six weeks' hard labom. SHORT BREAD. Thomas and Evans, grocers, Taff street, Pontypridd, were summoned for selling bread other than by weight. Evidence was given by P.C. Harn as to the purchase, and Inspector Morgan also gave evidence. Mr W. R. Davies, -110 defended, explained that it was owing to 8.J1 error of the baker at Porth that the loaf Was 60at down to Pontypridd. Defendant was cos^s' v*z" ^s* r Hopkin Morgan, baker. Pontypridd, was 50 ordered to pay costs for a similar offence. NAUGHTY BOYS. Oliver Plumber and, John Jenkins, Treforest lads, were summoned for disorderly behaviour Castle street, Treforest, on the previous Sunday. Plumber, who had previous convic- tions recorded against him, was fined 5s. The Case against Jenkins was adjourned. his mother alleging that he was not present in the street ILt the time. -T"I> BOY BURGLARS AT 1 UJN1 XriiLLUJ. Before Dr Hunter and Mr H. T. Richards, in the lesser Court, three lads named John Golds- Worthy, W. H. Williams, and William Powell, Were brought up to answer ach arge of stealing various articles from the Graig Schools last Monday night, and doing considerable damage Ividence was given by the head-master, Mr Chubb, and the head-mistress, Miss Annie J. Williams, who stated that they left the schools to good order. on the Monday, but on Tuesday morning they found the schools had been broken into, and numerous books and other Utensils stolen.. The lads were also further charged with breaking and entering the Taff Vale Railway goods station at Pontypridd and doing considerable damage to sacks of corn by Cuttano- the sacks and scattering the contents ltbout the warehouse. Inspector Edwards, of the Taff Vale Railway, gave evidence, and 1te.ted that the defendants' conduct had put the Company to a considerable expense. The pirates expressed their sorrow in not being fbl* to deal with the case as they would lib, to owing to the youthfulness of the offenders. '1\eY would, however, order Powell to receive fOltr strokes with the birch rod. and to be tked up for 24 hours in the cells. The others VtOuld receive three strokes and a like imprison- nt. In the first case they were ordered to eive six strokes each. Young WOMAN' KICKS A PUBLICAN. Margaret Thomas, a young woman of ill-fame "aa charged with assaulting George Amos,land. ed of the Wheatsheaf Hotel, Pontypridd, be- Cause he refused to supply her with drink owing to her drunken condition. Mr Amos said that oner kicked him violently in the abdomen. e was fined 10s or seven days' imprisonment.
Llwynypia On Monday, the annual tea meeting was held the English Wesleyan Chapel. Miskin Road, Tea was laid on prettily decorated tables, and Presided over bv Miss Davies and Miss Lilly Trotman Mrs Mills and Miss Maidment, Mrs ?• Williams and Mrs Vater, Miss Reynolds Mid «iss Jones; cutting up, Mrs Reynolds, Mrs "urton, Mrs Evans, Mrs Higgs, Mrs S. Hole, >hile Messrs Higgs, Hole, Evans, and Maggi otherwise assisted. "A Service of Song was in the evening, the reader beinf Mr C. Collins, Ystrad. The respective superintend- ent and secretary were Messrs Bob Jones and j Gibbon.
Too Late for Classification- PONTYPRIDD URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. 'rhe above Council is prepared to receive RENDERS for supplying paving, kerbing, and Channelling. Specification mav be seen on application to snr»eyor. lenders endorsed "Tender for Paving," etc., .° be sent to Montague H. Grover. Esq.. Clerk the Council, not later than Monday, the 13th -of November. 1899. By Order. EDWARD REES, Surveyor. Council Offices. 2nd November. 1899.
Pontypridd, The Rev Thomas Waugh, the eminent Wes- leyan evangelist, will conduct a mission at Wesley Church, Pontypridd, from November 12tih to the 19th. The book prize offered last July by the Lon- don College of Music was won by Master Thomas Powell, Ferndale, for the highest marks in the theory of music. A similar prize was won in December bv Master Henry Heard, Ferndale. Both were pupils of Miss G. Par- fitt. The Memorial Chapel pulpit was occupied on Sunday morning by Mr Carno Morgan, Ynys- ybwl, and in the evening by Mr Moses Jones, Treorky, who delivered an excellent sermon which was much appreciated. Next Sunday, Mr W. Jones Davies will preach in the morning, and Mr Owen Jones, Merthyr Vale, in the evening. We are pleased to note that Thomas Ernest Jones, son of Mr William Jones, Gellideg, has just passed the preliminary Pharmaceuti- cal examination. This success, in addition to securing the senior certificate of the Central Board and two certificates of the Science and Art Department is a creditable record for a boy of 16 during his last year at school. At the Union Bridge Inn on Tuesday night, the annual All Hallow's Eve dinner was held. This old-established (hostelry was, as usual on these occasions, crowded to excess, over 200 sitting down to partake of the excellent spread provided. After the tables were cleared, the usual proceedings commenced, and were carried on to a late hour. Mr Edward Williams occu- pied the chair, and Mr T. Gowan the vice-chair. Songs were given by Messrs Ivor Davies, Tom Palmer, J. Thomas, Hughes, Morgans Arthur Jones, R. Richards, W. Davies, and others. The usual toasts brought an enjoyable evening to a close. On Friday evening a very unusual accident, which occasioned a great amount of inconven- ience, occurred to a furniture van at Rhondda Road, Pontypridd. One of Messrs Solomon Andrews and Son's pantechicons was proceeding Rhonddaward and had just reached the tram- way terminus at Pontypridd, when one of its wheels came off and threw the unwieldy ve- hicle on its side. From 9 o'clock up to neJarlv midnight all traffic had to pass over the pave- ment—horses and carts and men, and one tram- car, being unable to pass, had the questionable pleasure of remaining at Pontypridd two hours and a half after its usual time. About mid- night, however, the damage was remedied. Several competitors havinsr written to the secretary. Mr H. T. Richards, regarding the duet for soprano and alto, at the Pontypridd Eisteddfod on November 27th, we are asked to state that this beautiful duet may be had in the "Western Mail Portfolio" of any bookseller or music agents. We are also asked to remind competitors that the composition must be in the hands of the adjudicator, Carnelia-n, Tra- llwn, Pontypridd, by Monday next, November 6th, and the names of the other competitors at earliest convenience, but not latter than Wed- nesday, November 15th. Already several have been received, and the prospects of this Eis- teddfod are very bright, and there is every reason to believe that the "Isteddfod will be I a record one as far as Pontypridd is concerned. Harris' celebrated creamery butter reduced to Is. per Ib.-T. Harries, 75, Taff Street. 4704 Arrangements are being made for a monstre tea and musical treat to be held in the Temple Baptist Chapel, on November 9th. The tickets are going "like wild fire. NURSERY HAIR-WASH promotes the growth of the hair ahd keeps it free from nits, etc. 6d. per bottle, or post free, 9d.-Key, The People's Chemist, Pontypridd. 4225 H. H. Gibson, the new Watchmaker and Jeweller in the Arcade, Pontypridd, has had Birmingham and Cardiff experiences, and can do the right goods at the rigx— prices. 4980 On Monday morning Sergeant Major Squelch of the Royal Artillery, who came to Pontypridd as a recruiting sergeant about a month ago from Milford Haven, died somewhat suddenly at the Sportsman Hotel. He had been suffering from asthma and bronchitis, and up to within a few days of his death was able to attend to his duties as usual. He leaves a wife and family. "You can see with half an eye" that Frank Thomas ("My Hatter,") sells the best 3/9 Hat Harris's celebrated creamery butter reduced to Is. per lb.-T. Harris, 75, Taff street. 4704 A magic lantern entertainment was given on Thursday evening at the Eglwysbach Mem- orial Lecture Hall, as a treat for the Band of Hope children. The Lantern was in charge of the Rev T. Jones, assisted by Messrs Thomas Williams, Thomas Jones, anWriffith Williams. I The children semed to thoroughly enjoy them- selves, and laughed and applauded! to their hearts content. They rendered some songs dur- ing the evening under the conductorahip of Mr D. J. Phillips, who has very kindly un- dertaken to teach the Band of Hope children to sing. Forrest and Sons' Photographers are meeting with renewed appreciation this season.—Cam- brian Studio, Pontypridd. 2871 Very interesting mision services extending over eight days were brought to a close on Sun- day last, at the Congregational Hall, Bonvil- stone Road, Pontypridd. The missioner was the Rev. W. Mottram, who, many years ago, resigned a stated pastorate to devote him- i self to Evangelistic work. It has been our priv- ilege to know several who have been engaged in fulfilling the arduous duties of that portic- ular vocation, but we cannot re-call one to be compared with Mr Mottram. Possessing a com- manding figure, with a bright beaming counten- ance, with a long ripened christian experience, to draw upon, with a memory well-stored Rth ilustrations for every subject taken in hand, Mr Mottram succeeded in ri vetting the atten- tion of his hearers. The attendances were en- clouraging, and it is hoped that great good will couraging, and it is to be hoped that great »or.(.i will result from this week's nission. I The Pontypridd Coachbuilding Company (prize winners for carriages) are now doing and are prepared to undertake the best class of work in the trade; carria~« trimming a speciali- yt. Showrooms are now open.—Carriage Works, Morgan street, Pontypridd. 4526
Porth. An inquest respecting the death of Char", Cook, collier, 210, High street, Cymmer, was heM at the Police Court, Porth, on Wednesday, by Mr E. B. Reece (coroner). Mr Dyer Lew s, assistant inspector of mines, and Mr D. Watts town Morgan, miners' agent, Porth, were pro- sent at the inquiry. Evidence as to the cha.- acter of the accident and nature of the injur- ies sustained by the deceased at the Cymmer Colliery was given, and the jury returned A verdict of "Accidental death," adding cr that a more systematic mode of timbeil g should be adopted. Pending their chapei undergoing restoration the Welsh Independent cause at Porth are hold ing their services at the Town Hall. Last Sun- day evening their pastor, the Rev.O. Owens de- livered a most, eloquent sermon to a large con- gregation upon "The Prodical Son." Itbeing the 5th of November next week the Rev gentle- man, by special request, intends discoursing upon Protestantism, the services to óbe. usual. Why is William's "Don" 3s. 9..1, hat like th. British Navy? Can't guess! Well, because it) cannot be beaten of course. Try one.
Tenyrefail. "Hanes Tonvrefail a'r Amgylchoedd, a'u Dynion Hynod. yn nghyvia lluniau rai," Pris Is ld. Aafoner st.a.mpt at Moriea, Treforest. t¡1 C168
tjafod. We regret to chronicle the death of Victoria Rutter, aged 12, the youngest daughter of An- drew Rutter, engine driver at the Great Wes- I tern Colliery, which took place at Foun:.t n St Hafod, after a very short but painful illness. The deceased child was in her class on Monday, but was taken ill with diptheria on Tuesday, and passel away on the following Friday. The deceased was loved by all who knew her, proof of which was plainly seen by the large number which attended the funeral on Monday last, at St. David's Church, Gyfeillion, the deceased's school class being there in strong num- bers. The vicar and curate of the above church officiated. Wreaths were sent from the fol- lowing Teachers and scholars of Hitil Girl school, Mr and Mrs J. Bull, Hafod, Mr and Mrs E. Worthing, Barry, Mrs Daniels, Ystrad, Mr and Mrs Joseph Powell, Hafod, Mr and Mrs William James, Manager Great Western Col- liery, and Mrs Yorath and family, Hafod. Mr and Mrs Rutter, desires, through the columns of this paper, to convey their most heartfelt thanks to all for the kind sympathy shown in their sad bereavement.
Hopkinstown. The funeral of Mrs M. Jenkins, Llewelyn Street, Hopkinstown, wuos^ death was record- ed in last week's "Free Press," tok place on Thursday. A short service was held at the house, conducted by the Rev. T. Jones, (W.), Pontypridd and W. Rees (B.). Hopkinstown. The cortege started shortly after one o'clock for Llanfabon, where the interment took place. The deceased was buried in the same grave a* her late husband, who pre-deceased her two and a half years ago. The ection in which the deceased lady was regarded was shown by the large number of friends who attended the funeral, notwithstanding the inclement weath- er to pay their respects to to her memory. The coffin which was conveyed in a hearse was fol- lowed by the mourning coaches in which were the Misses Jenkins, (4) daughters, Mr Jen- kins, brother in law, Mrs James, sister, and other relatives and friends, whil'st the rear was j brought up with a large number of brakes, Two very handsome wreaths were placed on the coffin, one from the members of the Eglwysbach Memorial Chapel, and the other one from a friend at Penarth. Her bright and genial face will be sorely missed by the South Wales Mision friends, as she was a great favourite amongst them. She was one of the oldest members, having joined the late Eglwysbach's Mision at its commencement, and she seemed never so happy as when doing something for the further- ance of the cause. She had long looked for- ward with pleasure to the opening of the Mem- orial Chapel, and to the time, when the church she loved so well and attended, would -be settled in their new home, but God ordained otherwise, and called her home to the house not made by hands, eternal in heaven. An impressive service was held at the church and was conducted by the Rev. Jones, at the close of which the hymn, "Yn y dyfroedd mawr a Tonau" was sympathetically sung by the con- gregation, as also was "Bydd myrdd o'ryfedd- odku" at the graveside. The Rev. Jones(C.), read the burial service, and before the gather- ing dispersed, with his permission, the Rev. T. Jones (W.), and the RevW. Rees, Rhonda, spoke in eulogistic terms of the christian char- acter of the departed, and in conclusion, Mr Rees, on behalf of the Misses Jenkins, thanked the neighbours and friends who had shown their kindness towards them during their dear moth- er's long and painful illness. We extend our sympathy to the family, especially the daught- ers in their sad bereavement.
Maerdy Harvest thanksgiving servies were n' i.1 fit All Saints Church on Thursday and Sunday last. The church was very prettily d^ci and the services were fuly choral. The choir rendered the singing and the anthem io fine style which reflected great credit upon I' e cciv ductor, Mr T. Richards. Besides the O,Fllli, j the choir were accompanied by three violins. The preachers were the Rev. Lewis, Rural Dean,, and the Rev. J. Thomas, of Llandrefodwg. The prccessional hymn was "Fair moved the Golden Corn," and the recessional "Brightly gleams our Banner." On both occasions the church was crowded, and extra chairs had to be pro- vided.
Ton. At the English Congregational Chapel, Ton, on Thursday last the Chapel choir presented Mr Howell Howells, schoolmaster, Pentre, with beautifully framed portrait of his thre young daughters, in, consideration of his having train- ed and conducted them in the recent succesful production of that pleasing cantata,"Ruth the Gleaner. Previous to the presentation, an excellent tea was partaken of, the tables being f presided over by lady members of the church, viz., Mrs E. T. Davies, Miss Meredith, Mrs Reed, rs Shepherd, Miss Mary Reed, and Mrs Fred Reed. After the removal of the cloth, the chair was taken by the pastor of the church, the Rev. D. Walters, and a very pleasing oro- gran.me of both vocal and instrumental muva which had been arranged by the choir, con- ducted, by Mr W. T. Richards, was miilged in Among those who contributed we-e, Mr W. H. Mallet, with his wonderful violin s,i,, and Mr Ben Devonald, Miss Maggie Austin, Miss Mary Rees, and Miss Brimby gave excel- lent renditions of well appreciated solos. Mr Jacob Rees, architect, Pentre, one of th1 aid- es t and most faithful members of the chi.rch made the presentation, and in doine so. b- sa.<1 he hoped Mr Howels would not consider tLe pre- sent as a representative value for the valu. able services he had rendered in train.; lit choir to the excellent position it had attained, but as a slight token of the regard in which he was held by them all. His ready and will- ing assistance always commanded their deep- est gratitude. He (the speeker) also wished to take the opportunity of thanking all outsiders on behalf of the church, who had taken an active part in assisting the choir, the majority of whom were present that evening. Mr Ho wells suitably responded, and after further mus- ical treats, the enjoyable meeting was brought to a close.
Abercynon. The annual tea in connection with Carmel Welsh Wesleyan Chapel was held on Monday, aud proved quite a success. A large number sat down to partake of the gooJ things pro- vided for them. The tables which were tastily decorated, were presided over by the following ladies,Mrs J. M. Owen, Mrs John Owen, Mrs Lewis, Mrs J. Jones, Mrs E. Richards, Mrs Baugh, Misses Richards, Davies, and Mrs Harri- son assisted by several young ladies. The cake was cut by Mr J. Richards, and the bread and butter, by Mrs B. Williams, and Mrs Humphreys Several of the brethren rendered vauable assist- ance to the ladies, but we have not their names. I In the evening a concert, was held which wa* well attended, and greatly enjoyed by every- one present.
Aber. The Congregational Church at Aber are hold- ing preaching services next Sunday, when the Rev W. P. Hough, Blackwood, formerly of Sierthyr, assisted by the Rev C. T. Thomas, Groeswen, and Mr D. Cassam, Aber, will preach at 10.30, 2 p.m., and 6 p.m. Mr Hough always proves an attraction, and crowded con- gregations are expected at each meeting. It is to be hoped that many from far and near will avail themselves of this golden opportunity to hear the eminent preacher, and may holy bless- 0; every true hearted Christian in the neigh- he mhood.
Senghenydd. A very successful meeting on behalf of t' e Deaf and Dumb Mission was held on Sunday afternoon, at the Welsh Methodist Chapel. The various churches very considerately gave up the holding of their usual Sunday School for the teachers and scholars to have an oppor- tunity to attend the service. The sacred edi- fice was full of people, who deeply sympathised with the deaf mutes. Mr Edward Shaw, M.E., was called upon to take the chair, and carried out the duties in his usual satisfactory manner. The Lord's prayer was signed by a deaf and dumb lad in a manner that drew forth many a sigh from the large congregation. Stirring ad- dresses were given on behalf of the Mission by the tfoHowing gentlemen:—Rev D. Roberts, Rev J. Bcsher, Mr Thomas Nicholas, station- master, and Mr Jarman, Llanbradach. l'he Rev E. Rowland, deaf and dumb missionary, then addressed the deaf and dumb members present in their mute language, after which Mr J. F. Evans read the address so that all would be able to understand what had been said. This i? the first meeting of this déscripition that has been held at Senghenydd, and it is the unani- mous desire of all that it may not be the last, for it impressed all who were present what blessing the Almighty had bestowed upon them '<; giving them power to both hear and speak. The collection amounted to -03 16s. The meet- ing was brought to a close by the singing of the Doxology. u The Senghenydd aud Aber Debating Society I opened their session on Thursday evening last by holding a Social Tea and Concert at the Assembly Rooms, kindly lent for the occasion, by Mr Josiah Morgan, Gwern-y-Milwr Hotel. The room had been most tastily decorated for the occasion and presented a pleasing appear- arce. Bunting was richly displayed, and the ensigns and mottoes of both the English and Welsh languages were very orderly arranged. The whole adornment showed a considerable an cunt, of skilful labour by the ladies and gen- tlemen who had spent, necessarily, much time, with the decorations. Of course the eatables caused the first attraction and as the tables were very nicely laid. it was no difficult task to gain an appetite. Indeed, one gent eaian wound up the proceedings bv sin;, ng "ite Wolf," just to show his disgust at ,e clear- ance of the tables. We need hardly i,;ei:t on the various viands provided, the blacmange, jellies, and fruit supplied. Suffice it to say that there was enough of everything to satisfy even the biggest bur. The waitresses were, Mrs and Miss I. J. Thomas, the Misses Lewis, Hen- dredenny farm, Mrs T. Nicholas, Station House, Miss Jenkins and Miss Roberts; Senghenydd. To assist the digestion of late comers Miss Is- rael the Schools, presided at the piano, am her well-chosen selections were greatly appreciated. By order of the secretary, Mr W. Price, a mus- ical programme was commenced. In the unavoid- able absence of Mr Dan Lloyd, the schools, owing to the illness of Mrs Lloyd, Distric Councillor Evans presided. Mis S. A. Thomas gave a good rendering of 'The very worst Girl in School," following which Mr Tom Gr.ffhb;: pleased the audience with "0 na byddai' J Laf o hyd." Mr T. Nicholas, stationmaster, pa\ e I a stirring address on the advantages of a ct- bating society, and convinced his hearers tint his was one of the best items of the progi _Mis Maggie Jones gave a very touch ngreci'a- tion, entitled, "The Bridal Wine Cup,' and a little lady named Margery Wigley sang "Ora Pro Nobis," to the entire satisfaction of the musical critics present. An amusing address was given by Mr 1. J. Thomas, who very cap- ably demonstrated his abilities in "saving time." Mr Price, assistant at the Chemist and Drug- gist Stores then gave a short epitome of the session's programme, and, although regretting the absence of so many literary folk, gave hope û a very successful pastime this winter. Mr Price, it seems, has been the instigator of this "Educational Institution" as it is called, and it is to be regretted that he does not receive the general support he thoroughly deserves. Indeed, there was not by any means an excellent attendance. Let us hope this was due to the inclement weather rather than a disinclination t.. foster the claims of the debating society. We sincerely trust that this means of amusement and education will be availed of by the neigh. bourhood generally, and it will not be due to lack of interest by tih "Free Press," if such -a not the case in three months time. We may add that Mr Tom Wigley made an efficient accompanist, and greatly helped towards mak- th opening tea and concert a sccess. A few games wound up the evening proceedings. An entertainment of a very interesting cht. acter was provided at the Assembly Rooms, on Saturday evening. It consisted of a Lecture and Lime-light Lantern views of the '.Transva by Captain Morgan Lindsay, J.P., C.C. V- Edward Shaw presided. Captain Lindsay irii f, his audience at a strained pitch of inter-st for two hours. This was chiefly owing to th- fart that he spoke with a practical wl d?e o' the Transvaal, having for years been in charge of a force on the very spot which .io,« causes attention of the whole world Th Cat. tain "briefly described Sir George Colley's attempt with 1,200 men to force the Boer position at Laing's Nek, and showed how Colley, by his own recklessness brought about his own death. He splendidly described the growth of the Boer Treasury from 4l in 1877, to the millions now resting in its exchequer. The I Convention of 1881 and 1884 received due attention. His person- at experiences among the Boers were very at- tentively listened to. Captain Lindsay declar- ed them to be a very generous and kind-hearte 1 people, and spoke in high terms of the kind way in which they had treated him. He caused some amusement by stating that they "ma i» coffee from the water they washed their Lands, in.' A joke, of coure, to brighten and n- n tain interest. Aft-er dwelling lllJQn some of the evil means of government, taxation, fran.>se. and dynamite monopoly, the Captain con-- tid- ed an elegant addres which was at on homely, and above all, copio" niMruri ive An hour's pleasure now wai'd ti e by means of Lantern Views and as "seeing is remembering," the visit to the Assembly Rooms was well repaid, the full house which had assembled. A vote of confidence in the Govern- ment terminated an excellent jntertainment.
Ferndale. i On Thursday evening last a most enjoyable I evening was spent, at ih Royal Auction Mart when Mr Williamss talented company lp.u.k r- tbeir various turns in first class sY; old favourite, Theo Daniels who sang "The new, nc-w, Slavey (comic))', "Only a Collier lad" (sentimental) and "She'll find em missing" (comic) was very heartily received. Paddy Wat- son the celebrated English clown gave a clowns' entertainment, which elicited roars of laughter He also sang "A Boy from Castlebar,' and Use- 'I ful Knowledge." The two new members of the company, Harry Matthews who gave "How ) they apologise (serio comic) "Postponed" (comic) and 'Remedies," and Harry Beresford, who sang "Hard to say goodbye," "No Show to. night'- (comic), and "Twix Love and Duty." were very well received and heartily applaud- ed. They were all accompanied by Mr Bob Johnson, the brilliant accompanist of the party. At intervals there were competitions which were very interesting. The first was a Mouth Or- gan competition for which a splendid pair of f'€ld glasses were given. A sentimental song competition the prize being a handsome silver watch. A melodian playing competition, pri'l a first class melodian, and lastly, a greasy pole I competition for a leg of mutton in which thcf- were six competitors. The proceedings were concluded with "God save the Queen" when j everyone agreed that they had, one and a:1, I thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment. On Tuesday, at the Femdale Church. Mr 1 James Morgan, son of Mr and Mrs E. S. Mor- gan, Treorky, and Miss Mary Maude Rabbetts, daughter of Mr and Mrs Rabbetts, Taff street. Ferndale, were united in the holy bonds of mat- rimony. The Rev J. Rees, vicar, officiated, assisted by the Rev Mr Evans, curate. The church was well attended during the service. I after which a sumptuous breakfast was par- taken of at the bride's residence. The brides- maids were dressed in pale heliotrope lustre. with hats to match, each carrying bouquets.
Tonypandy On Monday the wedding took place at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Dinas, of Miss Sarah J. Holmes, daughter of Mr C. Holmes, Kenrick street, Tonypandv, to Mr J. Evans) Pandy. The nuptial deremony was impres- sively conducted by the Rev J. Bacon. The bride was prettily attired in white cloth and satin, the bridesmaids being Misses Elizabeth Mary and' Rose Holmes, who looked well in royal blue and white. At the conclusion of the ceremony the bride's mother held a reception at her residence, Kenrick street. At the Parish Hall, Tonypandv. the first of a series of conversazione in connection with tha Mid-Rhondda National Union of Shop Assist-, ants was held on Thursday evening, under the presidency of Mr J. Owen (secretary of the branch). Tea was served in the early evening j when the following ladies presided at the tableff: Miss Davies, Miss Edwards, and Miss Jones, Coce House; Miss Redmore, Miss' Jeffries, and Miss J. Jones, Compton House; Miss Jenkins, Miss Cousins, Miss Watkins. Cbelthenam House; Misses Price, Myrtle, Cot- tage, Trealaw. Games were indulged in later, Mr J. O'Brien being the M.C.; pianist, Mr J. Davies,"sPentre. Comic songs were also ren- dered by Mr David Lloyd, Tonypandy; recita- tion, Mr Griffiths, Tonypandy; "The Flirt's Difficulties: Four after One," the Pentre Socie- ty; recitation, "The News Boy," M.isa Cole, Treorky. Mrs Barter Thomas catered for the occasion. A successful social meeting was the outcome of the efforts put forward by the in- terested friends connected with the branch, to- gether with Messrs J. Jones and D. J. Brooks, as the treasurer and secretary respectively. A very successful bazaar was held in the vestry of Bethel English Baptist Chapel. Ton- ypandy, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The opening ceremony was respec- tively performed by Dr W. W. David Mrs Thomas, Miss Davies, Maesyffynon, Trealaw, and Mrs John Thomas, Llwynypia. There was a good attendance on each occasion, and the sales brisk. The vestry and stalls were tastefully decorated, the latter being in charge of the following: -No. 1, Church Stall, Mrs Edwin Lewis, Mrs James Harris, Miss Price Miss Lucy Griffiths, Miss Eannie Bowen, Miss E. Griffiths, and Miss Lizzie Ann Bevan. No. 2 stall, Mrs D. R. Davies, Mrs Elford, Miss Alice Davies, Miss Bevan, nad Miss M. A. Phillips; No. 3 staH, Mrs Twissell, Mrs Wil- liams, Miss Katie Griffiths, and Miss Nellie Griffiths; No. 4, Mrs Kinsey, Mrs Shears, and Miss Hicks; No. 5 (refreshments), Mrs and Mr Bowen, Mrs Jane Thomas, Mrs Amos Kent, Mrs Hodge, Mrs Thomas Ree. Mrs Stephens. Mrs Michael, Mrs Davies, Mrs Neillev, Mrs Ingram, Mrs Jones, and Mrs Eversham;" No. 6 (fruit)[ Mrs John Harris, Mrs Thompson, Mrs Dalli- more, Mrs Samuel Phillips, Mrs Adams. Mrs I Jones, and Mrs James: No. 7 (furniture) Mrs Davies (pastor), Mr Even John Jones, and Mrs, Jones; museum, Mr Hodge, Mr Wm. Williams, Robert Davies, Daniel Morris, and Herbert Da- vies; fowls, Mr James Harris, Willie Morris Henry James Evans; G.P.O., William Oldham Hodge, Leanord Williams; magic lantern, J. Pritchard and Rees Edwards; microscope, Afr George Walters; bran tubs, Miss Theo. Jones, Miss Sussie Jones, Annie Lewis, Miss Pollie Bevan, and Miss Caroline Thomas; scent foun- tain, Miss Alice Price; vocal and instrumental music was given by Mi,,s Williams, Miss Katie Griffiths, Miss Bowen, and Miss Hicks. Offic- ers, Rev Daniel Doves, Sergeant PFice, D. R. Davies, Edwin Lewis, Alfred Cox, Frank Phil- lips, and Eli Underhill. As a result of the bazaar it is anticipated that a substantial sum will be realised, which will be utilised in reduc- ing the chapel debt.
Ynysybwl. We have the painful duty this week of re- cording the death of Mr Emmanuel Llewelyn 1 and Mr John Llewelyn, two sons of Mr Rhvs Llewelyn, No. 1, Clive Terrace. Emmanuel, who was the first to be taken ill, had an attack of iinfluenza, followed by puenmonia which caused his death after a painful illness. He was buried at Ynysybwl Cemetery on the 26th ult., his funeral being attended by a very large number of friends and acquaintances. Pre- vious to the interment, a service was held at Jerusalem (C.M.) Chapel, where the deceased had been an active and faithful member. The members of the chapel shewed their apprecia- tion of his labour by contributing a costly wreath. Wreaths were also sent from friends at Penarth and Penrhiwceiber The Rev J. D. Jones (C.M.) officiated at the house. Revs C. Lloyd (I.), Idris Thomas (C.M.), W. E. Da- vies (I.), Ynysybwl; Rev Mr Jones, (C.M), Mountain Ash, and Mr E. Williams, Penrhiw- ceiber spoke with feeling in the service at the chapel and the Rev Theo. Jones (B.). took part. at the graveside. On the following Tuesday the remains of Mr John Llewelyn were mournfully conveyed to the same cemetery, and laid to rest alongside his brother's body, Mr John Llewelyn, like Emmanuel, fell a victim to pneumonia, and what makes the circumstances still more sad is the fact that the father is lying seriously ill of the same complaint. It. is hardly necessary to say that Mr Rhys Llewelyn and family have the sincere sympathy of all who know them. Mrs Llewelyn, the young widow of Mr John Llewelyn, also has the heartfelt sympathy of all in her very sad and sudden bereavement.
Llantwit Fardre. On Thursday a concert was held at Salem Baptist Chapel for the benefit of Mr David John, a ministerial student with the Calvinistio Methodists. There was a crowded house under the presidency of Mr Rhys Morgan, M.A., to show appreciation of, and help on. the career of this promising young man. Hie following ar- tistes took part:—Overture, Miss Edith Wil-| LiamR; songs by Miss M. A. Griffiths. Mr W. E. Carston. Cardiff; M1' David Chubb: duet bv Messrs Carston and Williams: songs by Madame Katie Morgan-Llewelyn, and Mr T. O. W|i}l'iams, Tydraw. The quartette "In this hour of softened splendour' 'ended a concert! noted for its success both artistically and fi- nanc-allv.
Ystrad Rhondda. The funeral of Mrs William, wife of the R. T. H. Williams. St. Stephen's Church. Ystroo i Rhondda, took place on Fridav amidst, every regret and sympathy. The Rev W. T_nwi!' (Vicar) officiated at the house., while the Revs J. Raymond. Ton, and Gomer Price. St. Tht- vid's, officiated at tha church, where a brief service was held. Tfce choir of St.. Stephen's attended, and sang beautiful and appropriate hymns under the conductorship of Mr J'h'll;n Davies, Llwynypia. The interment took plarp at, Treorkv"Cemetery. On Sunday the Rev Milo Richards, Penyovaig. officiated at St. Stephen*, and preached most eloquent sermons to good ■ congregations.
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SUCCESSFUL BENEFIT CONCERT AT TREORKY. In the RIioMda Valley at least it has always been a pleasant fact to note the liberal response made to the various demands on the public in the form of concerts, lectures, and proceedings, instituted on behalf of the needy and sick and charitable institutions. It has been a custom in the locality, and the willing sympathy of the inhabitants with such deserving causes is a characteristic trait that cannot be over-estima- ted. We have instances repeatedly of such commendable benevolence. We cannot wish h find more willing benefactors than the Tre- orky Royal Male Choir, who, with its member soloists of renown on Thursday last, gave a gmnd benefit concert in aid of James Evans, a local resident, who has been suffering for some time and unable to follow his occupation, and required assistance. This is but a single in- stance of the choir's readiness to participate on such occasions, and we could quote of numerous instances of their endless generosity in this particular sphere of their existence, and it is a demonstration of their eagerness to figure in another capacity than the competitive arena. E ery effort was made to ensure the success of tl-e concert, and for the occasion the services o' the brilliant and accomplished soprano and silver medallist from Ebbw Vale, Miss S. M. Lewis, R.A.M., were secured, and lent addi- tional attraction to the following array of local talent:—Tenor, Mr Tom Evans; baritone, Mi Aneurin Edwards, R.W.M.C.; bass, Messrs G. P. Williams and J. Devonald, R.W.M.C., while the pianist of the choir, Mr Hugh Hughes G. and L., accompanied, and the veteran Mr William Thomas conducted. In the absence of Mr T. Falcon, M.E., Councillor W. T. Jones ably presided, there being a tremendous attend- ance, the sacred edifice, Bethania Chapel, being almost overflowing. The programme was well arranged, and gone through practically without a hitch. The choir opened well with a fine ren- dering of Cook's new glee, "Strike the Lyre," Pi.3 being the choir's first attempt on the com- position. Mr Tom Evans, with the sweet and pathetic tenor voice he possesses, next gave "Gwladgarwr," followed by a fine rendering of "Queen of the Earth," by Treorky's popular baritone, Mr Aneurin Edwards. The next to appear was the artistes of the evening in the person of Miss Lewis, who, it is needless to say, was accorded a hearty reception. Her song was Bishop's "Bid me discourse," and her ren- dering of that difficult but sweet song was the cui^e of general appreciation, Miss Lewis hav- ing evidently created a lasting impression. Mr Devonald gave "Far Away," joined in by the choir in the chorus, a very effective item. The 011 favourite "Excelsior" was the duet which Messrs Tom Evans and E. Edwards treated the audience, after which came another brilliant effort by Miss Lewis, with more effect than pre- viously. Her interpretation of Gounod's "En- treat me not to leave thee," was simply excel- lent, and the rendering so exquisite in richness I); voice and masterly expression that the audi- ence were unhesitating in showing their ap- preciation by impatiently demanding an encore which was responded to with another excellent item, "Yr hen gerddor," sung with an abund- ance of the Welsh "hwyl" and enrapturing pathos. We cannot comment too highly on Miss Lewis's contributions, her appearance being the notajble feature of the evening. The first portion of the programme was brought to a conclusion with another exceptionally fine contribution by the choir of that popular piece "Comrades," which was so effectively sung that "Harlech" had to be given in response to an en- core from the audience. The high standard of the music already given was fully maintained in the openeing of the second part of the pro- gramme, when Mr Gabriel P. Williams, with characteristic spirit, gave "The Young Bri- gade." in an attractive style, the adaptability of the song to present circumstances being so appreciated as to ensure an encore which was g:ven with "Bngail Hafod y Cwm" in his own touching style. Mr Tom Evans next gave "Come to me," and again elicited all round approval from the audience. Another song from Miss LeWlis-this time in Welsh-proved palatable to the delighted audience. Her ren- in of "Mae pigyn dan fy mron," was superb and it was evident that Miss Lewis had proved herself a leading favourite with her attentive listeners, who never lacked in giving unabated prominence to their appreciation of her charm- ing voice. Mr J. Devonald came next with a splendid rendering of "Lloyd's "When a little while has flown," after which the choir gave "N'ght and Day." "The Young Royalist,' 'a piece first brought to notice in the Rhondda, was the next item of Mr Aneurin Edwards, who can be said to have fully mastered the difficult solo he had to general satisfaction. The next itefn was another tit-bit, and it cannot be said that the old favourite duet "Howell and Blod- wen" has lost its popularity. Miss Lewis and Mr Tom Evans sang it with .such spirit and effect that they had to re-appear and comply with a repetition of same. This was one of the best contributions of the evening. The choir brought e, highly successful programme in point of musical t-xeellence to a close with the "Mar- tyrs," tie singing of the choir being of «xcep- tional quality. Vote* of thanks were accorded thf chairman for the able manner in which he I had conducted the proceedings; to the choir nn:1 art'stes who sfiveu their services free. to the chapel authorities for use of chapel. Tt. 'I: is no use denying that the concert was a pro- nounced musical success, the biggest compli- ment being due to Miss Lewis, who figured con- spicuously as the "star" of the evening. She demonstrated her unqualified abilities to su -h ) an extent as to fairly enhance the already fioi reputation which she has made for herself dur- ing previous visits to the Rhondda, and her success on Thursday last should ensure for her extensive, patronage in the future. Not only as a singer did she win the appreciation and com- mendations of her listeners and critics, but ;-Iio on account of her modest and unassuming dis- position, which characteristic in her manner won golden opinions that only magnified nar success other wise. Her future is assured. The other artistes one and all greatly distinguished themselves, and while their labours were given gratis for such a good cause, e hope lhat their achievements in that direction will be attended with a corresponding amount of suc- cess from a corresponding amount of success from a financial point of view.
r BODRINGALLT COLLIERY BREACH OF CONTRACT CASE. "SO laGHT TO THROW DOWN TOOLS." At the Ystrad Police Court last Monday, the adjourned cases in which Messrs David Da- v;- and Sons, proprietors of the Bodringailt Colliery, Ystrad Rhondda, sued nine of their workmen for breach of contract- was hea t. At the hearing on the previous Monday the case was adjourned in order that- the parties might arrive at a settlement. The company chimed £3 damages from each of the men be- cause they left work without notice, and the men counter claimed the 2d. per ton docked from their allowances.. It appeared that the ft:ne defendants were engaged as colliers in the Barry section of the colliery, and owing to a stiffness of the coal the management gave the men in March last 7d per ton allowance, the f.xed cutting price being Is 2.9-10d. per ton. The management continued to pay the allow- ance until September 9th, and a fortnight later told the defendants that 2d. per ton would be deducted from the 7d for the preceding fort- 'night, and in future only 5d. would be paid until further notice. Councillor C. Kenshole, Aberdare, who appeared for the Company,now infcrmed his worship the Stipendiary that he was sorry to say they had been unable to agree in the case. The Stipendiary replied by saying that he would not be able to decide anything in regard to the merits of the case. He had noticed that t'-e Lord Chief Justice thought that section 17 of the Sliding Scale Agreement did not apply itl cases of contract and allowances. Mr Kenshole said the question was whether the men had a right to leave their work as they had done, and walking away was no way to settle cases of that kind because a dispute it was. Mr W. P. Nicholas, solicitor, Pontypridd, who appeared for the men, asked his worship's view of the counter-claim. The Stipendiary said he did not think the officials had a right to dock a man for past work. That was his view of it. Judgment was given for the Company for £ 2 15s against each of the men with costs, and for the men on the counter-claim with costs.
"THE GOD OF WAR." Next week, at the Royal Clarence Theatre. Mr J. R. Oassidy and his powerful company will a« £ 5ear„m ,the Surrey theatre (London) success. The God of War." This romantic Cuban- American will be performed for the first time in South Wales, and teems with brilliant and exciting scenes. Mr J. R. Cassidv will himself appear as "Dandy Donovan," an Irish-Ameri- can servant, with Miss Lilian Clare as "Dollv Daly," an American heiress.
"THE GEISHA." .ni] days theatrical licence has been se- mh it Hal1 011 November Oh w h," on whicb dates Messrs MotbII and Mouillot s celebrated comic opera aPra5 the h'class comic "The Gexsha. The companv has been Wa -V ..Mr Wi" Smithso/ of Merthyr 18 the finest comic operas ever staged, the music being bright, nrettv and
GREAT SALE OF CHINA AND EARTHENWARE. On Tuesday Wednesday, Tbur^d y & Fridav November 7th, 8th, 9th and J0th, Mr HaS ?aIT rlern, r for Sale in Mar £ t Hall, c«erpi 11 )y, » portion of a Ur„. and valuable stock of genuine Porcelain, China and fancy goods, and earthenware, which been sent to them direct from the iWfactorT ^t reSle P auction ^out tha slight est reserve. • ^he sale, which has been rendered necessarr PotLTSpV occasioned by the decision of the ffiSTonrt of Justice upon tie anneal in +k;» whole of the stock h^STbe^ wiSTV thC letTerS'eJ^ "nd basins for prev«ti £ hundreds o? shaped latest and newest- styles and design, FW pots, jardtnieres on pedestaIB, most handsonme- high me cases Ending 3* feet The goods will be on view each morning be- fore the sale. The sale each day will ;rn,T 2 8-30 o'clock, and this wilTbL tcund an exceptional opportunity for anvona requiring goods (ornamental or useful) of Voch a class as may not- for some years be off«3 for sale by public auction. for sale by public auction. We understand, all goods purohamd will rm required) be packed freTof clmrge mI1
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