IIRTHS, MARRIAGES, and DEATHS. DEATH. WALTERS.—At Nantmelyn Farm, Cwmdare, on the 28th inst., David Walters, beloved husband of Ann Walters. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. MRS. GORDON, Lletty Shenkin Farm, Cefnpennar, desires to thank her numerous friends who have tendered sympathy to her and her family on the recent loss they have sustained in the death of her daughter, Miss Grace Gordon. :MR. J. EMLYN DAVIES, Maesteg, late of Aberaman, and relatives, desire to thank all friends who so kindly sent messages of sympathy to them in their recent bereavement. IN MEMORIAM. PUGH.—In ever loving memory of John Pugh, the beloved husband of Diana Pugh, 4, Woodland-terrace, Godreaman, who was accidentally killed at Cwmneol Colliery on Sept. 2nd, 1908. Softly at night the stars are gleaming Upon a silent grave, Where there sleepeth without dreaming One we loved but could not save. From his loving wife and children, who sadly miss him.
14upwices for Sunday Next. ABERNACLE Cong. Church. JL. Aberdare. Morning at 11 Evening at 6. Sunday School, 2.30. —Preacher, Rev J. Morgan Jones M.A., pastor. Children's Service at 11. f T IGHLAND Place Unitarian Church OL Aberdare. Services at 11 and 6. Sunday School, 2.30. —Treacher, Rev I M. Evans, pastor,
tip and Bawti the VaHey Hirwain. Drink Bowen's "Veretta," the Queen of Temperance Drinks. Sold everywhere. DEATI-IS.-It is with regret we re- cord the death of Mr. Jacob Hippard, an old inhabitant of Hirwain, who went to live with his daughter at Pontypridd only three weeks ago. The deceased was over 70 years old. He was interred at. Penderyn Churchyard on Wednesdav last, the Vicar officiatin.We have also to record the death of Mrs. Jones, Station-road, who was 68 years of age. —Mrs. Evans, of Tramway, died on Saturday last from the effect of cancer. She leaves many children, with whom we express our deepest sympathy. _.4.r
NO TEA LIKE Quaker' Tea OF ALL GROCERS. I
Penrhiwceiber. OUTING.-On Tuesday the Penriky- ber Colliery Fire Brigade had their first annual outing to Weston-suner-JVtare and Cheddar. The full Brigade, 20 in number, turned up. They had a delight- ful day. The energetic secretary, Mr Jas. Morris, Glasbrook-terrace, and the chief of the brigade, Mr Lawrence, made the arrangements. OPEN-AIR MEETING. A meeting under the auspices of the Penrhiwceiber Branch of the I.L.P. was held on the Church Hill on Monday evening. The speaker was Mr. J. Burgess. Subject, Politics and Poverty." Mr. Burgess spoke fluently, and treated his subject exhaustively. CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR. On Sunday last a meeting of the Christian Endeavour Society was held at Bethesda English Baptist Church. Brother Llew- ellyn Harris ably presided. A very good paper was read by Brother Thomas Moore on "Spiritual Gymnastics." The subject, which is a very timely one, was dealt with in an earnest manner, and inspired the Endeavourers with fresh zeal for spiritual things. Several of the members contributed towards the pro- gramme, and references were made to the excellent paper.
Miskin. WE LIKE TO SEE OLD FACES AGAIN.—A positive proof of satisfac- tion given. Do you want a new autumn coat? Call at T. Davies and Son, Pryce Street. ADVICE TO MOTHERS." -Are you broken in your rest by a sick child suffer- ing with the pain of cutting teeth? Go at once to a chemist, and get a bottle of MRS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP. It produces natural, quiet sleep by reliev- ing the child from pain, and the little cherub awakes "as bright as a button." Contains no Poiscnous Ingredient. Of all Chemists. 1 It! per bottle.
Aberdare. ST. ELVAN'S CHURCH.—Out of 11 tenderers Messrs. John Morgan and Son (Aberdare), Ltd., have obtained the con- tract of renovating and extending St. Elvan's Church. The price of the con- tract is 24,500. HAGGAR'S COLISEUM.—A first-class programme is presented at the above place of amusement this week, one that does not fail to attract good houses. Mr Lonzo Brown, the clever coloured artiste, contributes neat songs and dances. IDs sand-dancing is greatly appreciated. Mr. Walter Hellier, the favourite singer c.f sentimental songs, contributes beautiful melodies. Mr. Cyril Yorke's explanation of the splendid pictures is greatly appre- ciated. FREEMASONRY. Mr. J. Harris, Triumph Studio, Aberdare, has executed an excellent and large photograph of Freemasons belonging to various lodges in South Wales. The picture was taken a few months ago on the occasion of lay- ing the foundation stones of a new Masonic Hall at Treharris, and will be presented to the Treharris Lodge by Mr. Myrddin Williams, Past Grand Master of the Order, Pontypridd. It is now on view in the window of Mr. W. H. Flooks' establishment, Canon-stre--i- ROLLER SKATING. The Aberdare Skating Rink at the Market Hall was re-opened on Monday evening, when there was a splendid attendance of ladies and gentlemen. The whole build- ing has been re-painted and the floor improved. A new Brass Band was been engaged in 1 he persons of Messrs. James Oliver, conductor (euphonium), Ernest Lace and Dd. Ingram (cornets), Robert Vater (bass), and George Oliver (horn). Several patrons of the Rink are anxious to know why the Hockey Team has been discontinued, and they would like to see it revived. It would be an advantage to the ladies if gentlemen would get outside the barricades during the a Waltzing in Couples and Ladies Only 1> items of the programme.
Mountain Ash. INVALID.—We regret to announce the serious illness of Mrs. Sem Davies, Elim Villas, Allen-street. Although slightly better on Wednesday morning, her con- dition is giving cause for grave anxiety to her relatives and many friends. GLYNDWR'S CHOIR. Last Sunday the above choir gave a farewell concert in the Pavilion. The programme com- prised many old favourites and several new items. The choir left Mountain Ash on Tuesday morning by the 8.28 train for Southampton, where a concert was given the same evening. The party left Southampton for the States on Wed- nesday. THE FATAL WEDDING.—Our read- ers will be pleased to know that a splen- did play will be presented at the Public Institute next week by Mr. Percy Wil- liams, who provides the well-known Lon- don success, The Fatal Wedding." The late Mr. Clement Scott was once asked to name the chief essential of a good play. Human interest" replied the famous critic without an instant's hesi- tation. Human interest" explains why The Fatal Wedding" is now in its 8th season, a, stronger favourite than ever. It is a play beloved by audiences throughout the length and breadth of the kingdom. THE PAVILION VARIETIES.The management, Messrs. Stuckey and Reid, have a full programme of excellent talent for the patrons of the above place of amusement this week. Miss Saxon- Devon, a brilliant soprano, gives a high- class entertainment with illustrated songs. Wallis and Kearns, in patter, song and dance, are tip-top artistes in their line. The vocal scena, "A loyal old soldier," by Mr. John King and Miss May Rene, deservedly win immense ap- plause. Seymour & Mead in the scream- ing absurdity, The soldier and the maid," are extraordinary fun makers, and create roars of laughter from begin- ning to end. Mr. George Carte gives some capital comic songs. The pictures on the Pavilionscope are always up-to- date. Great things next week. FUNERAL.—The interment of the mortal remains of Mrs. M. J. Charles, relict of Mr. Charles (chemist), and daughter of the late Mr. Edward Wil- liams, Cefnpennar, took place at Cae- garw Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon. The deceased lady was 67 years of age, and had been ailing for several years. She was the mother of the late Mrs. Harry Long, Commercial Street. The officiating minister # was the Rev. Aeron Davies. The chief mourners were: Messrs. Harry Long, son-in-law; Edward Evans, nephew, Gwyn Ifor Farm; Rees Williams, nephew, Aberdare; William Evans, cousin; Evan Rowlands, G. Peg- ler, S. O. Pegler, Blaenavon; J. Miles, Pontypool; J. W. Hek, Aberdare; Arthur Morgan, Abercwmboi; W. Pugh, Aber- cwmboi; Stanley Humphries, Aberaman. Some magnificent floral tributes were re- ceived from: Mr. H. W. Long, cross; Miss Lily Long, spray of lilies; Miss Violet Long, spray of violets; Mr. and Mrs. W. Pugh and Miss G. Hopkins, wreath; Misses Long, wreath; Mr. G. Pegler, wreath; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hek; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Morgan; Mr and Mrs. Ed. Evans and family; Mr. Rees Williams and family. The coffin was handsome panelled oak, and the funeral was conducted by Mr. Frank Mills and Mr. Dd. Evans. CONCERT.—An entertainment quite unique in its way was given to the patients of the Cottage Hospital last Thursday evening. The whole party- except two-were members of the same family, and also related to one of the patients, Mrs. Dean, 6, Commercial- street, who has been an inmate for eight weeks, and has undergone a serious oper- ation. The capital programme is append- ed, several items having to be repeated: Pianoforte duct, "Royal Escort," Arthur and Willie Watkins; song, Alone on the raft," Mr. Moses Jenkins; song, "The Bugler," Mr. F. Watkins; quartett "Do I wake," Mesdames Dean & Deveril and Messrs. A. and H. Watkins; bone solo, Mr. A. Watkins, junior; song and chorus, "Only to see her face again," Willie Watkins and party; song, "Some- where," Mr. M. Jenkins; eong, Mon- arch of the storm," Mr. A. Watkins; pianoforte solo, U Maiden's prayer," Mr. A. Watkins, jnr.; duet, "Tell me, gentle stranger," Mrs. Deveril and Mr. F. Watkins; mandoline duet, Messrs. A. Watkins, junr., and A. Escott; song, When the ebb tide flows," Mr. M. Jenkins; song and chorus, "Eileen Alan- nah," Mr. A. Watkins; duet, "Larboard watch," Messrs Jenkins and F. Watkins; song, Volunteer Organist," Master Willie Watkins; song, "Every bullet has its billet," Mr. Fred Watkins; trio, Fair Flora Decks," Messrs. Jenkins, A. and H. Watkins. FUNERAL.—The interment of the mortal remains of Mrs. Edith Ann Col- lins, wife of Mr. Stanley Geo. Collins, 53, Cardiff-road, took place in Maesyr- arian Cemetery on Sunday afternoon. The deceased lady was only 29 years of age, and died from injuries sustained fram a fall in her own house The body was taken to St. Margaret's Church, where a short service was conducted by the Rev. George Jones, curate in charge of St. Dyfrig's, Newtown. The chief 1 mourners were: The husband, Master Stanley Collins, son; Mr. Edwin John Collins, father-in-law, Warminster; Mrs. Alice Day, sister-in-law, Warminster; Mr. Samuel George Randall, Warmin- ster; Mr. Fred Randall, London; Mrs. Harry Dunford, Warminster; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Macey, Cefnpennar; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Smith. Newtown; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Randall. A large number of the general public followed, including Mrs. Hooper, Mrs. John Davies (New- town), Mrs. Hart, Mrs. Keefe, and Mrs. Dowse. The following were bearers: Messrs. Tim Smith. Alfred Smith, Richd. Randall, George Harford, Albert Hooper, John Davies, Reginald Nicholls. E. R. McGregor, Sergt. Tom Davies, Alf. Brad- dish, Wm. Lilly, Albert Bethell, Chap. Hale. Lot Stephens, Chas. Notley, Fred Clouter, Mike Morris, Dd. James Acidis- cott, Geo. Hart, Joe Hoskins, Goo. Mansfield, Will Evans, J. Horrigan, J. Evans, Jack Keefe, James Francis, Jas. Jones. Floral tributes were received from.. Sergt. Bluett, Mr. and Mrs. J. Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Smith and Mrs. Nicholas, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Rear- don and Mr. and Mrs. Regan, Mrs. Brvau (The Laurels). Mr. and Mrs. Macey, Mrs. Geo. Harford, Mrs. Hooper, Mrs. 'Nutt, and Mr. Chas. Notley. The funeral was furnished throughout by Mr Frank Mills and Mr. Dd. Evans.
Mems from the Mount. Glyndwr gone. No President's wine this tour-to refuse or accept. Another a batch of seconds" from the Mount at East Glamorgan Show. The wicker chair from Granville Ter- race is still missing. Is it the vacant chair ? The owner is wondering why the cushion and baby were not taken. Some- body had better look cut for squalls-not the baby's. The early rising spooners are not to be seen now. They don't use the mountain because the lady is off the shelf." The new automatic gas arrangements don't act. Several ablaze in broad day light. Hadn't the authorities better try what raised Sunny Jim. The gent who interviewed the editor on the Cardigan shores wrote of the latter wearing a "Carlvlean snarl." Was it a a bit of old Chelsea" that won't come off? Come into the garden, little girl, and don't get agitated over trifles. You didn't knock him down or else someone might have told your silly old forther." Many of the congregation of St. Mar- garet's are wishful to know if the gentle- man bought that rare piece of ware from the washing-up pail. One corres- pondent hopes he didn't cheat the poor woman. A very nasty spill that, Jim; you were amongst the empties. If you don't look a gift horse in the mouth, it's as well tp examine a free ride. An Oxford Streer grocer advertises: a Tons to arrive this week of New Jams." Anno Domini, or this a year of our Lord." has been heard of, but this week of New Jams .-I is toe modern. Jim Jams possibly. It's as easy as A.B.C. The game is 8ll Alarming Amusement with Brown Boots and Corruscated Cockles, and played uy High Street way. The event was a rib tickler in more senses than one.
Mountain Ash Police Court THURSDAY. August 24.-Before ail T. Marchant "Williams (Stipendiary), Col. Morgan, and Messrs. E. M. Hann and John Charles. TRESPASSING. Thos. Lewis, Stephen Trick, Idrie Douglan, and John Parfitt were sum- moned for trespassing on the T V.R. be- tween Miskin and Mountain Ash. Mr. Ingledew prosecuted. Fined 5s. each including costs. MAINTENANCE ORDER. Nathaniel Phillips was summoned by his wife, Mary Phillips, for the sum of £1) due on a maintenance order granted in January. Defendant said he had been unemployed on account of defective eyesight. Case adjourned for doctor. LET OFF.-SLEEPING OUT. Richard Jones, of no fixed abode, sum- moned for sleeping out at the Deep Duffryn Colliery. P.C. George proved, and said that all he found on the defendant was a lead pencil. Stipendiary •. He was taking a plan of the colliery I suppose; and addressing Jones: Where have you been for a long time? Defendant: On my holidays. Stipendiary: You will be let off this time. It is four years since I saw yon last. DRUNK. John Jones, Miskin, 20s. and costs; Emrys Griffiths, Penrhiwceiber-road, Miskin, 10s. and costs. OCCASIONAL LICENCE. Mr. Herbert George appeared for Mr. Thos. Jones, Junction Hotel, Abercynon. and applied for an occasional licence for some sports to be held in aid of the funds of a Brass Band. Granted. MISKIN LANGUAGE. Margaret Thomas, Miskin. nas summoned by Eliza- beth Edwards, an elderly woman, for in- decent language. — Mrs. Edwanis said there were some boys fighting outside her house, and she went to separate them. Defendant came up and said, U What the 9dds is it to you that the boys are fight- ing ?" She called witness foul names. "A very nice thing," added witness; me an old woman of 70, and she a young girl of 19.There was a cross- summons, and Mrs. Thomas deposed tffat Mrs. Edwards used vile language towards her.—A witness was called to give evi- dence on behalf of Margaret Thomas.— The summons against Mrs. Edwards was dismissed, and Margaret Thomas wae fined 10s. and costs. LANGUAGE-Edward Williams, Pen- rhiwceiber, was summoned by the police for indecent language, and was ordered to pay 10s. and costs. SHOP ASSISTANT'S BABY. Evan Thomas, shop assistant, Aberdulais, was summoned by Margaret Havard, Thomas- street, Miskin, to show cause, etc.—De- fendant was not present in Court.—Com- plainant said that she had had a letter from defendant admitting paternity. — Edward Havard, father of complainant, said he spoke to defendant before the child was born. He replied: "It is soon enough yet. I will not make a fool of her. -Stipendiary: That is sufficient. He will have to pay 3s. 6d. a week and costs. EJECTMENTS.—The Ynysboeth Cot- tage Co. applied for ejectment orders against John Crowley and Wm. Taylor, Kennard-street, Ynysboeth.—Granted.
TO YOU! IT IS A BARGAIN. FOR ALL GOODS ARE REDUCED 25 PER CENT. OFF COST. Great Clearance Sale AT m &v4& monk EMLYN F. MORRIS' 20 Commercial Street, Aberdare. NOW PROCEEDING. 500 Broad End Ties. Usual Price, 2/6; Sale Price, 1 /4|. 2 I A BOON TO HOLIDAY SEEKERS, j Umbrellas worth 3/6 for 1/11.
Valedictory Meeting. Vicar of Hirwain and Curate. A meeting was held at St. Lleurwg's Hirwain, on Wednesday evening to bid goodbye to the Vicar, Rev. Joseph Morgan, B.A,, and the Rev. D. J. Arthur, B.A., curate who has decided to accompany him to his new sphere of labour, viz., St. Margaret's. Aberaman. A large number met together to pay tribute to the high esteem in which both the Vicar and his curate are held by the Church and inhabitants in general. The meeting was presided over by Major G. R. Powell, who spoke in glowing terms of the two officials, stating he was sorry they had both decided to leave the parish. The Vicar was then presented 'by Mrs. G. R. Powell, on behalf of the Church, With a silver tea service, a gold watch and chain; while Mr and Mrs Arthur were the recipients of a handsome gong and some lovely pictures. Messrs George James and Dan Rees also spoke in high praise .of both recipients, echoing their grief at having to part with them. Mr Morgan acknowledged, stating he Was sorry at having to part with the Church members, by whom he felt he Was much respected, Mr Arthur also spoke, thanking them, lor their kind feelings and wishes, and Wishing them all well. Songs were given h Miss L. Bishop, Miss Hopkins (encored), Mrs. Wintle, Mr Gwyn Davies, Miss T. Thomas, Mr Wood and Rev. D. y Arthur; recitation, Miss Edith Bishop, ^ett, Miss E. Aubrey and Rev. D. J. Arthur.
SEE ANALYST REPORT ON | BOWEN'S I' SEE AN BOWEN'S ON I VERETTA. PAGE 8. I <-»■- '1" "Iplets at Aberaman., rpPn Thursday last the wife of Mr. Dd. hir+?aas' Cardiff-road, Aberaman, gave sfin i° three boys, two of whom are c11 living and doing well. Will this the first case deserving the King Urge's bounty? For Sale. NEW and Second-hand Cycles in Ladies5 and Gents' Models:—2 Raleighs, 2 Rudge-Whitworth's, 1 Royal Enfield, 1 Humber, 1 Dursley Pederson (3-speed), 1 Fleet, etc., etc. Several other cheap ones, suitable for beginners or working men. Two or Three Speed Gears can be fitted to any machine cheaply.—Apply Rowe, Cycle Agent, Hirwain.
Pretty Wedding. EDMONDS—REES. At the Old Parish Church of St. John's, Aberdare, on Wednesday morn- ing, Mr. John Ewart Edmonds, only son of Mr. T. Edmonds, College-street, was united in matrimony to Miss Eleanor Rees, fourth daughter of Mr. Rees Rees, College-street. The ceremony was per- formed by Rev. W. H. Jones, B.A., in the presence of a large number of people. The bride was given away by her father. The bridesmaids were Misses Catherine and Margaret Rees, sisters of the bride; Miss Mary Elizabeth Davies, niece of the bride, and Miss Hughes, Merthyr. Mr. S. T. Sparks, Severn Tun- nel, acted as best man. The bride was prettily attired in a cream silk aress with hat to match, whilst the brides- maids wore dresses of cream with blue hats. The wedding breakfast was sub- sequently partaken of at the house of the bride's parents. The wedded pair left by the 11.49 a.m. train, T.V.R., for Brighton, where the honeymoon is being spent.
Aberdare Carpenters' Wages. A meeting of the Aberdare Branch of the General Union of Carpenters and Joiners was held on Saturday evening at the Bute Hotel. It was reported that no reply had yet been received from the masters respecting the men's application for an increase of wages from 8d to 9d- per hour. The meeting was adjourned until Wednesday.
Quoits. A MOUNT BOY WINS THE CHAMPION CUP. The Individual Championship of the South Wales Quoiting Association was played on the Penydarren Quoit Club Ground last Saturday between J. Bar- ker, of Ton, Pentre, Champion of South Wales for last season, and Philip Adams of Mountain Ash. Mr. J. Powell, of Pantywaun, was the referee, and Mr. E. Bullock, of Tirphil, was the scorer. The game started by Adams making a double on the first end; singles from each player followed, and then the Pentre man showed his skill in quoiting by making 6 singles and a double. At the tenth end the score was Barker 9, Adams 3. The Mount lad was playing a good game by stopping the champion, who could only make singles. Adams made a double and a single, Barker following with four singles. At the 20th end the score stood Barker 17, Adams 7. At the 30th end the score was Barker 20, Adams 16. At the 35th end the score was Adams 23, Barker 20. Barker then made a single, and the young champion, deter- mined to make a good fight, started off again with a single, a double, and two singles, the score at the 40th end read- ing—Adams, 28; Barker, 21. The 50th end saw the score—Barker, 31; Adams, 29. The 60th end—Barker, 43; Adams, 31. Very even play followed, Adams gradually gaining, and the 70th end found the scores—Barker, 48; Adams, 40. After a couple and two singles by bar- ker, the Mount boy followed, gaining four points, and leaving the 80th end four in arrear. Even play and hve singles by Adams knocked off two more of the Pentre player's lead, the 90th end showing—Barker, 57; Adams, 55. Barker then made a single, and Adams followed with a double and a single, thus winning the Championship of the South Wales Quoiting for the Season 1910. Mr E. Bullock, Tirphil, presented the new champion with the Championship Cup and a gold medal valued at 2 guineas, and formally declared him the champion of 1910. The ex-champion was presented with a silver medal. Final score: Phil Adams, Mountain Ash, 61; J. Barkei, Pentre, 59. Mr. D. P. Jones satisfac- torily carried out the secretarial duties.
Abercwmboi. WHEN THE HAPPY PAIR GO FOR THEIR HONEYMOON what have they to come home to? Is it a happy home? Has it been furnished at HilPs, Court Room? The answer to theee questions will decide the difference between happy married life and otherwise. Call and see the magnificent stock of bedroom suites, sitting room and kitchen furniture, direct from the factory. Hill's Sale Rooms. Court Room, Aberdare. BETHESDA (B.).-Two excellent ser- mons were preached at the above chapel on Sunday last by Mr. Dd. Rees, a student from Glynneath, formerly of Abernant. BETHLEHEM.—The Rev. J. Bowen Davies, pastor, preached a powerful ser- mon on Sunday morning from the words in John xx., 16-17. In the evening he discoursed on the ordinance of the Lord's supper in an interesting manner. PRIZE DRAWING.—The prize-draw- ing in aid of Mr. Morgan Jones, Jenkin- street, has been postponed until October 24th, 1910. All duplicates and monies should be returned in the meantime to Mr. John Hugh Davies, secretary. BETHLEHEM Y.P. SOCIETY. On Sunday morning Mr. Dan Isaac read a valuable paper on The affirmations of Jesus Christ," based on John 8. Com- ments were made by Messrs. John Hugh Davies, Isaac Isaac, and W. R. Griffiths. DEATH AND INTERMENT.-On, Fri- day morning last the death of Mrs. Margaret DavieS occurred at her home in 61, Jenkin-street. She was an old resident of the place, and had been the caretaker of St. jPeter's Church since its erection. The interment took place on Monday last, the body being conveyed by G.W.R. train to Burry Port, and there interred at the Public Cemetery. The chief mourners were: Mr. Dd. J. Jen- kins, son; Mrs. Jenkins, Jenkin-street, and Mrs. Thomas, Llanelly, daughters; Mr. and Mrs. David Jenkins, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Jenkins, Mr. and Mrs. John Jenkins, nephews and nieces; Messrs. Walter and Joseph Jenkins, nephews. A curate of St. Margaret's, Aberaman, conducted the burial obsequies.
Cwmaman. Drink Bowen's Veretta," the Queen of Temperance Drinks. Sold everywhere. OUTING.—On Thursday last the local Sunday School of the Welsh Wesleyans had an outing, when a pleasant day was spent at Penarth. AMBULANCE.—The local Ambulance Brigade, in strong force and in full uni- form, attended the timbering contests on Monday. The Brigade was superintend- ed bv Capt. Thomas J. Griffiths. MINISTER'S DEPARTURE. On Sunday last the Rev. Ll. A. Jones preached his farewell sermon in the Aberdare circuit ere taking his depar- ture for the Welsh Wesleyan Churches at Penvgraig. He is to be succeeded locally by the Rev. T. J. Pritchard. MORIAH AMAN.—The pulpit of this church was occupied on Sunday last by a Cwmaman boy, viz., Mr. Dan Lewis, now of the University College, Cardiff. Mr. Lewis's sermons were very practi- cal, and dealt with several present-day problems. PUBLIC HALI, Miss Inez Howard's Company appeared at the Public Hall on Monday night and played that stir- rmg drama by Roland Yorke, entitled, The Old Home. There was a large number present, and the play seemed to present^011 aPPreciated by everyone i v weekly meeting of the local branch of the I.L.P., held at the Public Institute on Tuesday night, the programme took the form of an interest- g? debate.^ The subject was, "Mr. D. J Shaokietons Woman's Suffrage Bill." The debaters were Councillor Owen Powell and Mr. Dan Lewis, Cardiff. A lively discussion followed. TIMBERING COMPETITION .-H un- dreds of people were attracted to the £ orchaman Field on Monday afternoon, when a monster timbering 'competition took place. No fewer than 38 entries were received in two classes, while 10 teams also competed in the tug-of-war contest. The judges in the timbering section were: Messrs. J. O. Jones, col- liery manager, Aberfan; Daniel L. Jones, manager, Cilfynydd; and J. Wil- liams, overman, Cwmaman. The starter in the tug-of-war contest was Mr. W. J. ePipeli_ Qul"°r), Cwmaman Colliery, Tx1 J 0 -ludges were Inspector Nott, Aberdare, and Sergeant Evans, Cwm- aman. The secretary was Mr. Lewis Oliver. Awards:—Class A (open to all comers): 1st, Messrs. Henry Davies, Glan-road, and Wat Clarke, Glanrhyd, Cwmaman; 2nd, Messrs. Wm. Thomas, Byron-street, and D. Davies; 3rd, Mr. ni. u 7i and friend, Cwmparc; £ !i j ?i"lce- Their points were: od, bu, and 59 respectively (maximum, 70). Class B—Colliers' Class (open): 1st, Messrs. W. J. Rees and John Evans; 2nd, Messrs. Wm. Thomas and D. Davies; 3rd, Mr. Wm. Jones and friend, Aber- fan. Tug-of-War (teams of 8, including captain): The competitors were—Aber- aman, Mardy, Cwmaman No. 1 and No. 2, Merthyr Vale, Miskin, Bedlwyn Row, and Cwmaman Buffs. The 1st prize was won by Aberaman (Mr. McCollin, captain), and the 2nd prize by Merthyr Vale (Mr. Henry Francis, capt.). The judges pronounced the competitions to be the finest they had seen in South Wales.
Godreaman. Drink Bowen's "Veretta," the Queen of Temperance Drinks. Sold everywhere. SALEM.—A rehearsal was held at the above Baptist Chapel on Tuesday night by the Temperance Choirs of the churches in the lower district of Aber- dare. Gwawr and Ynyslwyd, Aberaman; Bethania, Cwmbach; Seion, Cwmaman. as well as Salem were represented. The conductor was Mr. W. Clay Jenkins, A.C., Cwmaman.
Aberaman. APPOINTMENT.-Mr. W. H. Davies, Belmont-terrace, has been appointed foreman haulier for the Senghenydd Co-operative Society. PERSONAL.-Mr. Wm. John Rees 8, Godreaman-street, the popular secretary of the Aberaman Fanciers' Society, won 1st prize (collier's class) at the Cwm- aman timbering competition. BE-GLAR.-T e pulpit of this English Baptist Church was occupied on Sunday last by the Rev. G. O. Jones, of Trefor- est. We understand that Mr. G. H. Bibbings will preach at this church in October next. SARON SUNDAY SCHOOL.-The fol- lowing officers have been elected for the ensuing year: —Joint supts. of the adult school, Messrs. Evan Jones, Nantgwawr, and' J. D. Harris, Curre-street; supts. of the junior classes, Messrs. Daniel Thomas and Samuel Jones; supts. at North View Schoolroom, Messrs. Wm. Phillips and David Lewie; precentor, Mr. James Davies; secretary, Mr. Dd. Harries, Cardiff-road. DENOMINATIONAL. On Tuesday afternoon last the local committee of the Welsh Cong. Union met at Ysgoldy Saron. The following officers were ap- pointed: Chairman, Rev. H. P. Jenkins, Saron; vice-chairman, Rev. T. Thomas, Noddfa; joint secretaries, Rev. J. B. Davies, Abercwmboi, and Rev. R. H. Davies, B.A., Cwmbach; treasurer, Mr. Oakley Rees, Aberaman. The four above-named ministers were appointed to attend as delegates at Llandrindod next week. INTERMENT.—The funeral of the late Mr. John Simon, Davis-street. took place on Wednesday at the Aberdare Public Cemetery. The Rev. W. T. Fran- cis, pastor of Gwawr Baptist Church, was the officiating minister, assisted by the Revs. H. P. Jenkins, G. Llechidon Williams, R. E. Williams (Twrfab), and J. Griffiths, Calfaria. The folio with: were the mourners: 1st coach Mrs. Jones, Glyncorrwg, sister; Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins, Neath; and Mr. and Mrs. John Simon, Glyncorrwg, nephews and nieces- Mrs. Neiith, Glyncorrwg, niece. 2nd coach: Mr. and Mrs. Evan Owen. J.P. Cardiff; Mr. and Mrs. Dd. Mason. Aber- aman. 3rd coach: Messrs. Morris Mor- ris and Thos Morris, Ferndale, nephews: Miss Morris, niece; Mr. Thos. Watkins. Gelli, and Mrs. Harris, Cadoxton, niece. 4th coach: Mrs. Tudor and Miss Dough- ton, nieces. 5th coach: Mrs. Thomas Roberts, Mrs. Griffiths, and Mrs. Ire- land. Messrs. Benjamin Francis, David and G. Doughton, Cwmbach; Evan Jones, Glyncorrwg, and Tom Simon, nephews. A beautiful wreath was sent bv the Sunday School Class from Gwawr, where the deceased had been a teacher for over 40 years. DEMISE.—Mrs. Mary A. Williams, 24. Mount Hill-street, passed away on Thursday last at the age of 68 years. Her only daughter, Mrs. Richards, Brook street, is lying ill, and consequently was unable to attend the interment at the Aberdare Cemetery on Monday. Mr. Johnson, lay reader at St. Margaret c, Aberaman, and the Rev. K. 0'. Carter, curate, of Aberdare, officiated. The Rev. R. E. Williams (Twrfab) was also present. The mourners were: Mr. W. J. Williams, son; Messrs Gwilym Owens, [ T. J. Owens, T. H. Sage, W. J. Thomas, I W. D. Owen, J. Harris, J. Williams, W. Harris, R. Harris, and T. J. Evans, nephews; James John and Thos. John Thomas, grandsons. 1st coach: Mrs. F. Williams, daughter-in-law: Mrs. S. Sage, Mrs. M. Davies and Mrs. S. Owens, sisters; Mrs. M. A. Leek, grand- daughter, and Miss A. Leek, great grand- daughter. 2nd coach: Mrs. M. E. Thomas, Miss E. J. Sage, Mrs. M. J. Hughes, Mrs. M. A. Evans, nieces, and Mr. Gomer Leek, grandson. 3rd coach: Mrs. M. J. Williams, Mrs. R. A. Owens, and Mrs. B. M. Nott, nieces, and Mrs. Davies, friend. 4th coach: Mrs Thomas, sister-in-law; Mrs. Pritchard, and Mrb. J. Harris, nieces. 5th coach: Mr. Vvm. Richards, son-in-law; Mr. t S. Sage, brotherin-law, and Mr. D. Blaina, nncle.
CwMbach. to Drink Bowen's "Veretta," the Queen of Temperance Drinks. Sold everywnere. BRYN SEION.—On Sunday morning I the following children were presented with certificates for having passed the Scripture exam. of the Welsh Congrega- I tionalists. Infants' Grade: Brinley Jones, Frederick J. Thomas, Willie Lloyd, Thomas H. Jones, Taliesin Price, Sarah Ellen Evans, Hannah Rees, Emily Morgan, Rosina Marshall, Edith May Thomas, and Irene Thomas. Grade I.: Edmund J. Jones, Wm. J. Williams, Trevor Evans, Katie Jones, Ceinwen Davies. Lizzie G. James, Margaret E. Matthews, Clifford 0. Evans, Maggie Williams, Daniel Protheroe, Wm. H. Phillips, Bessie Williams, Mattie Thomas, and T. E. Williams. Grade [II. Sarah Jane Narbett, Sarah Jane Thomas, Willie Evans, Samuel Jones, D. James, and Lizzie G. James. Grade IV.: Maggie L. Moseley. Grade V.: T. Jones, Johnny Phillips, and Martha James. The certificates were handed over by Mr Dd. Edmund Williams, supt. of the Sunday School.
Trecynon. EBENEZER.—This pulpit was occu- pied on Sunday morning and evening by Mr. Griffiths, of Pentre Estyll, Swansea, son of the well-known poet-preacher, Penar Griffiths. His sermons, his simple and quiet but eloquent style, were very favourably commented upon. PERSONAL.—The Mill Street Fifa Band is now rehearsing a new piece or music from the pen of our popular townsman, Mr. Abraham Watkins, G. and L. It is a beautiful setting, in a free and easy style, and entitled, The Sons of Temperance." Doubtless we shall have it played by the Band at the forthcoming temperance meeting ar- ranged by the local Rechabite Tent. This is the first composition that we know of by Mr. Watkins for bands, and we venture to predict the reception this one will have will be such as to encour- age him on to more. By the way, con- gratulations to him on his recent mar riage. A MEETING of the Smallholders' Club was held at the Park View Restaurant on Friday evening last, when County Councillor G. A. Treharne was present, and explained the different bearings of the Small Holdings Act, and the extent of the aid which the County Council of Glamorgan promises to do to carry out the provisions of the said Act. His dis- course was listened to with rapt atten- tion, and a number of questions were given and answered. Mr. Treharne de- serves well the thanks of the members for his service. The next meeting will be held next Friday evening, Sept. 2nd, at 7 o'clock, when two papers will be read, dealing with the goat from a cottager's and from a medical point of view. A hearty welcome is extended to all interested.—A.J.G.
I Cwmdare. OBITUARY.—At Nantmelyn Farm on Sunday last, Mr. David Walters passel away at the age of 68 years. Mr. Wal- ters, who was very well known and re- spected, had lived at the above Farm for 24 years. Prior to coming to Cwmdare he lived at Ty Mawr Farm, Hepste, near Ystradfellte, for a period of 35 years. He was born at Gelligaer. He had been a faithful member of St. Fagan's Church, Trecynon, for many years. Much sym- pathy is felt for the bereaved relatives. OBITUARY.—The death of Mrs. Sarah Jane Lewis, wife of Mr. Thomas Lewis, 10, Dare-road, took place on Tuesday. Mrs. Lewis, who was born in Cwmdare, had been a faithful member of Nebo (B.) Chapel since childhood. She was greatly esteemed in Cwmdare. Much sympathy is felt for the family.
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G.W.R. TEMPERANCE MEETING — The monthly meeting of the G.W.R Temperance Society was held on Sunday last. There was a strong gathering. The meeting was opened by a prayer by the Rev. W. J. Rowlands. A recitation was then given by Miss G. Davies. Se- lections by Mr. Richard Jones and party. Address on Temperance" by Rev. W. J. Rowlands. Recitation by Miss Maggie Williams. Solo by Mrs. Dan Davies. The meeting was then closed by Mr. Ernest Jones in prayer.