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DINAS CE0SS. Old Inhabitant Dead.—One of the oldest inhabitants of the district has recently been removed by death in the person of Miss Betty Francis, of Cwmyreglwys, who passed away OIl Wednesday of last week. Deceased had reached the advanced age of 76 years, but had been ill for a long time. The funeral took place on Saturday, when the Rev. W7. Ll. Griffiths read and prayed at the house, and the Rev. J. W. Maurice preached. The burial afterwards took place at Macpelah, when the Rev. Stephen Thomas, Penhwyr, spoke a few words at the graveside, followed by a prayer offered by the rector, Rev. W. G. Williams. The departed leaves a sister to mourn her loss. There were also present at the funeral NIrs. Jones and Mrs. Francis, relatives from Llan- dyssul. Dinasite's Success.—His friends and ac- quaintances will be glad to learn of the success of Mr. W. Rees, Cilwennen, who has obtained his chief mate's certificate last week at Cardiff. Tabor.—Last Sunday the services at Tabor were introduced by the Rev. Stephen Thomas, Peanhwyr, and the English sermon was de- livered by the Rev. N. Evans, Puntsburry, near Shrewsbury. The rev. gentleman is staying for some time at Glanhelyg, and in opening his remarks to the sermon said he was bred and born in the English part of Pem- broke, and was a fellow-student to the Rev. J. W. Maurice and Rev. Stephen Thomas at Haverfordwest Baptist College. From college lie had a call to Waterspond, where lie spent some years, and from there lie went to Ponts- bury,where lie had been a minister for over 4,0 years. Now lie was retired and was enjoying a holiday in North Pembrokeshire. On Mon- day night a sermon was delivered by a studcr.t from Bangor College, when a collection was made towards the college. We would remind our readers of the eis- teddfod to be held at Hermon Chapel, Fish- guard, on Monday afternoon next. There arc some splendid entries and keen competition is anticipated. Visitors.—Mr. David Thomas, F.T.S.C., Pontypridd, and his wife and two daughters are staying at the Bungalow, and also Miss 1 41 Roberts, ol Pontypridd, as well as Mr. and Mrs. Rees, architect, Ystalvfera Mr. and Mrs Camp, left on Tuesday for Aberystwyth and proceed from there to Liverpool, and thence. to the Isle of Man, and then the Dublin Ex- hibition, before going home, and Belfast. Mr Harries, of Landore, is staying with his brother, Captain Harries, at Brynhenllan. Mr Tudor and family are staying at Hill Park. Mr. Edwards and family, Aberdare at Ffynon- ovy; Mrs. Williams and family, of Newport, Mon, at the Ship Aground and Mr: Baker Jones, Newport, Mon., and family are at Rose Hill, with Mrs. Edwards. Staying with her sister at Garnwen is Miss George and Miss Thomas, of Swansea There are now at home spending their holidays Mr. T. Maurice, and Mr. Jenkin Jones, B.A, Pontypridd, who officiated last Sunday at Gideon, in the absence of the Rev. J. Evans, who is away with his family spending a holiday at their home in North Wales. On this account,it may be stated, the pulpit at Gideon next Sunday will be occupied by the Rev. Stephen Thomas. General Booth's Tour.—It was unanimously decided at Tabor last Sunday evening that a cordial invitation be given to General Booth while on his tour through the district to make a stop at Dinas and to deliver a short address. In view of General Booth's coming the bi- monthly meetings which were to take place on August 6th and ytli at Tabor will be held on August 13th and 14th. School Closing.—The Dinas school will close this week for five weeks and will open again on September loth. Serious Illness.Great sympathy is felt with the Rev. J. W. Maurice, on account of his daughter, Mrs. Evans, who has been reported as lying very ill at Glanaman. Children's Festival.—The annual children's festival has become a very attractive feature in the musical and religous life of the district, and this years festival, which will Le held at Bethlehem, promises to be a splendid success. The conductor again this year is Mr. F Davies, the able headmaster of dIe Dinas School, who is busy training the children and giving his whole-hearted attention, as usual, to the work.

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