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Presentatiort at Aber- dare. At Tabernacle English Cong. Chapel on Monday evening a tea and presentation meeting was held. It was arranged by the Boys' Club and Sunday School Class of Mr. Evan H. Evans. Advantage was taken of the occasion by the Sunday School to present Miss May Hopkins, another teacher, who is leaving for College. The trayholders were: Misses Evans and Lloyd; Misses Lawrence and Sarah Davies; Misses Morris and A. F. Williams. Cutters-up: Mrs. Taplin, Abernant, and Mrs. Davies. The meet- ing was presided over by Mr. Tom Rich- ards, Town Schools. The accompanists were Miss Alice S. Williams and Mr. Ed- ward Moses. A chorus, a Fisherman's Glee," was given by the choir, conducted by Mr. R. Hopkins, A.C. Song, "Make new friends but keep the old," Mr. T. Williams. Duet, "Alice, where art thou?" Misses Alice S. and Teggie Wil liams. Exhibition of whistling by Mr. Harries, Mountain Ash. Welsh song, Mr. B. D. Williams; encored he sang Consider the Lilies." The next item was a presentation to Mr. E. H. Evans of a handsome dressing case by the members of his Class and Boys' Club. Mr. Tom Williams, Aber- aman, handed over the gift on behalf of the class, and made a neat little speech Mr. Evans responded and thanked the donors heartily. Chorus, "Father Neptune," by the choir Duet, "The gipsy's life is free," Misses Hopkins and Davies. Afterwards a presentation on behalf of the Sunday School was made to Miss Hopkins, the gift being some valuable books. Rev. J. M. Jones read a letter from Mr. D. M. Richards, the superin- tendent, regretting his inability to attend owing to illness, and wishing the two teachers success. Mr. David Lawrence, the secretary, then made the presentation to Miss Hopkins, who suitably responded.
Local Wedding. PRICE—EVANS. On Thursday last, at Heolyfelin Bap- tist Chapel, a very interesting wedding was solemnised between Mr. Gwilym R. Price, of Bell Vue-street, Trecynon, assist- ant supt. of Industrial Life Assurance Society, and Miss Sal. Evans, daughter I of Mr. David Evans, 48, Mill-street. The chapel was crowded with friends and neighbours of the happy couple. The officiating minister was the Rev. W. Cynog Williams, pastor of Heolyfelin. The bride was given away by her father. Attired in a grey cashmere dress, trimmed with cream lace and grey silk braid, with black picture hat, she looked very charm- ing. The bridesmaid, Miss Esther A. Edwards, wore a bluish-grey cashmere dress trimmed with cream lace and silk braid, with black picture hat. Mr. C. H. White, Pembroke-street, acted as best man. The "Wedding March was beau- tifully rendered on the organ by Mrs. D. W. Price, The Ivies, organist of the church. Among those present at the ceremony were: Miss Maggie Evans, sister of bride; Mr. and Mrs. David r Evans, junior; Mr. Silas Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Evans, Misses Olwen and Mattie Evans, Mrs. George Williams, Misses Maggie Jane and Edith Evans, Mr. David J. Evans, Miss May Evans, Mr Willie Phelps, Misses Martha, Lizzie, and Myra Price, sisters of bridegroom; I Mrs. Wheeler, aunt of bridegroom; Mrs. Reynolds, Cardiff, and Mrs. Mason, Mountain Ash. At the home of the bride I a sumptuous breakfast was partaken of. After the health of bride and bridegroom had been drunk, speeches were delivered by Mr. C. H. White, Mr. Tom Evans, Mr. David J. Evans, Rev. ,and Mrs. W. Cynog Williams. Amidst the hearty congratulations and best wishes of their I numerous relations and friends, the happy pair left Aberdare by 12.10 G.W.R. for Swansea, where the honeymoon is being spent. Mr. and Mrs. Price are the recipients of numerous and costly pres- ents. -——————-————————
Agents Outing. On Friday last a large number of the members of the N.U.L.A.A. from Mer- thyr, Dowlais, Mountain Ash, and Aber- dare joined for their annual outing, and a very pleasant time was spent at Vay- nor. After indulging in various games, the company sat down to a most excel- lent tea prepared by Host and Hostess Wilkins. Following this a very enthu- siastic meeting was held, when the dele- gates to the annual conference at Man- chester gave a very elaborate report of the business done there on behalf of the agents. Messrs. W. Morris, Merthyr; R. Jenkins, Dowlais, and D. E. Evans. Mountain Ash, were the delegates this year. Full explanation was given by Mr H. Jenkins as to the agents' position with regard to the new Insurance Bill, and to the Workmen's Compensation Act. Soma very lively discussion follow- ed, after which the E.C. member for South Wales came in for some strong condemnation. A very strongly worded resolution was unanimously passed dis-' approving of his action at the annual conference. An enthusiastic vote of thanks to the chairman, Mr. H. L. Nobes, the delegates, and host and host- ess brought a most delightful day's out- ing to a close. ,<¡;r-i)Æcj}'f;nç
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YR YSTORM. (Nos Sul, Awst 14, 1910.) Y ddoln nos ddeufin iasau,—yr ystorm A dristha'i tharanau; A chrana fyd o ddychrynfau I bair o wynias wybrenau. Aberaman. A.G.
IESU SY'N FY NGHARU. CLled-gyifeithiad o "Jesus loves me/') Ar gais. lesu sy'n fy ngbaru i, D'wed y Beilbl hyn i mi: Cofia'i blant er yn Ei Nef, Os yn eiddil, cryf yw Ef. Iesu sy'n fy ngharu, Iesu sy'n fy ngharu, Iesu sy'n fy ngharu, Y Beibl dd'wed i mi. Iesu sy'n fy ngharu i, Mynodd farw droswyf fi, Golcha eto meiau'i gyd, A ohaf fyn'd i'w gartref clyd. Iesu'n sy'n fy ngharu i, etc. Ieeu sy'n fy ngharu i Gwrendy'n wastad ar fy nghri; Ac os caraf finau Ef Pan bwy' farw dwg fi'r nef. Iesu'n sy'n fy ngharu i, etc. J.J.D.
Ebion Goiygyddol. Magodd gwlad y cymanfaoedd lawer o feibion a wnaethant waith mawr ya y maes cenadol, ac nid y lleiaf o honynt oedd Dr. Maurice Phillips, a fu farw ych- i i g ddyddiau yn oL Yr oedd y diweddar Ddoctor yn deithiwr mawr. Tramwyodd bedwar cyfandir er mai yr "India eang fraa ydoedd prif faes ei lafur. Yr oedd erva gytfelybrwydd rhwng Dr. Phillips a'r diweddar Barch. W. James, Bethania, Aberdar. Bu y àdau yn gweithin gwaith saer coed yn Aberdar cyn iddynt ymroddi yn ilwyr i waith yr ofengyl. Hefyd bu jwybodaeth saeryddoi y ddau o fantais iddynt mewn blynyddau dilynol. Yr oedd y Parch. W. James yn un or dynion mwyaf defnyddiol ar bwyll- gorau adeiladu ei Gyfundeb, a bu ei wasanaeth o wir werth pan yn cynllunio ac adeiladu capeli y Methodistiaid yn Nghymru. Yn gvffelyb bu gwybodaeth Dr. Phil- lips o'r hen gTefft o wasanaeth mawr iddo yntau yn y maes cenadol yn India, yn nglyn ag adeitadu addoldai ac ysgoldai. Cyn y gall cenadwr fod yn llwyddiant rhaid iddo alln gwneyd rhywbeth heblaw pregethu. Rhaid iddo fed yn feddyg, yn ddilledydd, yn adeiladydd ar gyfer y ddau fyd—mewn gwirionedd yn dipyn o bobpeth. Y mae man bedd Llewelyn y Llyw Olai yn gymaint dirgelwch a lie claddfa Moses. Ychydig ddyddiau yn ol bu doethion .1' dwyrain ac o'r gorllewin, o'r de a'r gog- ledd, yn ceisio setlo y cwestiwn pa le y gorphwys esgyrn ein prif arwr. Taerai un eu bod yn Mynachlog Cwmhir, tra y mynai arall mai yn y Gogledd y claddwyd Llewelyn. Ond paham na ofyner i Owen Rhos- cornyl? Mae efe yn awdurdod ar Llew- elyn yn fyw ac yn farw, a gall roddi pob manylion yn nglyn a'r gwr a fu yn nod dichell bradwyr Aberedwy. Dyma gynghor mewn cynghanedd a roddodd Tudno i wr ieuauft, mewn ym chwil am gydmares: Cais. wraig, nid yn graig o a gregyn- heddwch," Ond un addas, ddichlyn,— TTn gall, un gu, llawn gewyn; Nid rhyw ddol wnaFr tro i dtlyn. "Ein haf a'n cynhauaf ni Symudwyd i fis Medi." Pryd yr ydym yn ysgrifenu ymddengys fel pe bai y cyfryw symudiad yn cymeryd lie eleni eto. Achwynir fod rhai o nregethwyr y Methodistiaid yn rhy hoft. o ddyfynu emynaa pan yn pregethu. Fel hyn y canodd gohebydd y Goleuad" i'r cyfryw Os llong y bregeth fydd yn suddo, fechgyn, Rhowch naid i 'lifeboat' Williams Panty celyn. Rhyfedd gynifer o chwedlau sydd ax daen yn nglyn a chlychau Aberdyfi-y clychau eu hunain a'r don or enw. Yn ddiweddar darllenasom mai gwaith Ieuan I)du, awdwr y Cambrian Minstrel," J ydyw y don, ac ddarfod iddo ei chyfan- soddi i ddisgybl o'i eiddo, Morfudd Glyn- taf, wedi iddi enill gwobr yn Eisteddfod Aberdyfi. Nis gwyddom a wnaeth T cerddor hwn ryw gyfaddasiad o honi, ond y mae yr hen alaw bron mor hyned a'r afon Dyfi a Chors Fachno. Mae mor anhawdd gwybod pwy ai canodd gyntaf ag ydyw ;ny dweyd pwy a drawsgyweiriodd oer gri rhyfel gwyr Harlech i sain can a swyn cerdd. 0 ran dim a wyddom gall mai hon oedd cydgan ser y boreu wrth ddor gwawr y cread, 0 berthynas i'r clychau eu hunain gall ei bod yn newydd i lawer on darllenwyr i wybod nad oes clych o gwbl yn y dref fechan dawel wrth-enau y Dyfi. Gwnaeth y beirdd Cympeig eu rhan pan oedd y symudiad dros gael y dya. du o'i gadwen yn ei rym yn y wlad hon tlyn. yddau yn ol. Canwyd y penili hwylus a theimladwy hwn gan un bardd tyner- galon: 0 dos at draeth y Werydd A gvvrando ar bob ton Yn dweyd gruddfanau'r caethion pell Wrth greigiau'r Ynys hon A chofia pan berlliiiiol, I ofyn. ffafj-au'r lor, Am weddi'r Negio atat ti Sy'n dyfod dros y mor.
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Marwolaeth yn America. BEODORES 0 ABEEDAE. Yn ddiweddar, yn Martin's Ferry, 0., tua 70 mlwydd oed, bu farw Mrs. Gwen James, gweddw Philip James, yr hwn gyfarfu a'i ddiwedd yn nglofa Wheeling Creek, Bridgeport, D. Daeth i'r wlad hon flynyddau yn ol o Aberdar. Yr oedd yn aelod er yn ieuanc yn Siloa. Bu fyw yn Johnstown, ac os nad wyf yn camsyn- ied yno y priodwyd hi a Philip James, Buont byw yn Brookfield, 0., yn Jack- son, Mich., ac yn ddiweddaf yn Bridge- port, 0., ac yr oedd yn aelod or eglwys | Gynulleidfaol Gymreig yn Martin's Ferry. Claddwyd hi yn Linwood Ceme- tery, Bridgeport, yn ymyl ei phriod. Gweinyddwyd yn yr angladd gan y Parch Mr. Donohue, gweinidog yr eglwys Bres- byteraidd yn y lie. Cafodd gladdedigaeth barchus. Gofalodd yr eglwys am hyn, gan nad oedd iddi blant na pherthynasau agos.—O'r Drych. f
Interment at Hirwain. —— The funeral of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Evans, Tramway, Hirwain, took place last Thursday, Sept. 1st, when a large iiumber-of friends and relatives assem- bled to escort the remains to the Aber- dare New Cemetery. The Rev. S. H. Jenkins, Cong, minister, Nantymoel, im- pressively officiated at the house and graveside. Beautiful wreaths were given by the sister and family of deceased. The following were present as mourners: Mr. Williams Evans, husband; Messrs. John Evans, Gwilym Evans, and Rees Evans, eons; Messrs. Dd. Phillips, Tre- cynon, and Chas. Berry, Miskin, sons-in- law; Messrs. John Williams, Penywain, and H. Williams, Penderyn, brothers; Messrs. J. T. Edwards, T. J. Edwards, and Willie Edwards, Hirwain, brother- in-law and nephews; Messrs. Gwilym Evans, Hirwain, and John Evans, Peny- wain, nephews; Messrs. Gomer R. Price, Penderyn, and Edgar Pritchard, Ystrad- fellte, nephews; Messrs. Tom Pritchard, Yetradfellte; Gwilym Williams, Pen- deryn, & Isaac Jones, Hirwain, nephews, and Mr. John Thomas, Abernant. 1st coach Mrs. David Phillips, Trecynon; Mrs. Chas, Berry, Miskin, and Miss Lizzie A. Evans, daughters; Mrs. Pritch- ard, Ystradfellte, sister; Mrs. Catherine Jones, Hirwain, niece; Mrs. 1. T. Ed- wards, Hirwain, sister-in-law; Master Tudor Berry,. Miskin, grandson. 2nd coach: Mrs. Herbert Williams, Mrs. M. Morgans, and Mrs. G. R. Price, Pen- deryn, sister-in-law and nieces; Mrs. Gwilym Evans, Hirwain, niece, and Mrs. Jones, Hirwain. 3rd coach: Mrs. Jane Williams, Penywain, sister-in-law; Mrs. John Thomas, Abernant, cousin; Mrs. John Evans, Penywain; Miss Lizzie Ed- wards and Mrs. 1. T. Edwards, Hirwain, nieces. 4th coach: Miss Jennie Lewis, iz Penywain; Miss Lizzie Phillips, Aber- nant Mrs. Thornell and Mrs. Thomas, Trecynon. 5th coach: Miss Evans, Tre- cynon; Mrs. Wm. Jenkins, Mrs. Weston, Mrs. Yv illiams, Hirwain, and Mrs. Gwen YsTiliiams, Penrhiwceiber. 6th coach-. Mr. Thos. Jones, Hirwain; Mrs. Jenkins, Mrs. Lewis, and Mrs. Jones, Hirwain.
Aberdare Teachers' Cycling Club. Next Saturday, weather permitting, there will be a run to the Ystradfellte Caves. The party will leave the lower Park entrance gates at 2 o'clock sharp. A hearty welcome is extended to all teachers and others who cycle. M. REES, P. E. FRY, Hon. Sees.
Letters to the Editor. Letters on any subject of public interest are invited. It should be understood that we do not necessarily agree with the views expressed therein. Corres- pondents will oblige by writing on one side of the paper, and must invariably enclose their names and addresses, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. SWEARING. Sir,—It is painfully sad to find in our streets such a prevalence of bad language —not only with the grown-ups but with young people and chidren. Why is this with all our Sunday and Day Schools? Why not enforce the law which makes this kind of thing punish- able.—Yours, etc., J. JONES. THE BOOT TRADE. I Sir,—Can any person connected with the above trade give information with re- gard to the union formed at Mountain Ash about three months ago? I under- stand there are several workmen desir- ous of joining, so as to enable them to be in better position to make a protest against the nuisance caused by sweaters in the trade. Not only are they a com- mon nuisance to their fellow workmen, but to the neighbourhood where they are working. Personally I don't object so much to them working early, but I think it high time for neighbours to complain to the authorities about their disturbing people at six o'clock ix the morning by a loud hammering which every practical man knows is not required. This takes placo chiefly at Aberaman. There are other matters which I will refer to again at a meeting which I trust will immedi- ately be called.—Yours, etc., PAT. OUR OLD FRIEND. Sir.-Although it is perhaps quite ap- parent to any person why cur "Old Friend Gas" is becoming still more friendly, I would like to know what they mean by the statement that gas is cheaper than electricity." What an hysterical and silly statement to make (even in a panic)! In some places gas is cheaper than electricity, and in others (the majority I believe) electricity with the latest lamps, etc., is the cheaper—al- though taking the convenience, clean'i- ness, safety, and healthfulness of electri- city into consideration it will often isell well at a higher price light for light than gas, because a. "good thing is worth pay- ing for." However, anybody outside a lunatic asylum will see that this question depends upon the price of gas and elec- tricity respectively. The Gas Co., if they were wise, would keep such state- ments to themselves until they know the price electricity is to be sold at in Aber- dare. 3s. 6d. per 1,000 is not very hard to beat with such plant as the District Counci! are installing. Our old friend," after making enormous dividends out of us for years, will soon (thank goodness) no longer hold a monopoly, and already this has begun to bear fruit. In the meantime the ratepayers will soon own an Electricity Works. If they support it by their patronage it will pay and reduce their rates, or give them a very cheap light and power. If they still stand by their old friend" who has always been 'so good' to them they will bave to support their works in another way, and still provide dividends for "friends."—I am, AN ABERDARE RATEPAYER. VENTILATION OF CHAPELS. Dear Sir,—In your Welsh notes of last week's issue you comment upon the lack of ventilation of places of worship at holiday resorts, but you could quite ap- propriately have applied the same re- marks to Aberdare places of worship I A well ventilated chapel is indeed a great rarity. This is partly the fault of the architect, who is generally unable ^r unwilling to provide any means of ven- tilation that were not in use in pre-his- I toric times; it is also partly the fault of the chapel authorities, who evidently consider a pure atmosphere an uncongen- ial one in which to produce a saint. No fresh air whatever is allowed to come in, and all of it that is present at any re- ligious service has smuggled itself in through' the cracks and crevices of the doors and windows. The evening services in most places are almost unbearable, and I know many people who have dis- continued attending these services be- cause they object to being poisoned. The stuffy atmosphere and the goody-goody sing-song delivery of the average Welsh preacher combine in producing an irre- sistible tendency to sleep, from which one generally awakes with a physical and spiritual head-ache. Why should a man's body be damned, I while his soul is being saved? And why should a deacon pray in a chapel for the granting of God's blessings, while one of His greatest blessings is being refused the the right of entry Mr. Editor, I am sick of the humbug of it all, and I feel that I am changing from being a regular chapel-goer to being a back-slider owing to being compelled to breathe carbonic-acid gas and I believe that I am a fair sample of hundreds of others. I trust that our old-fashioned elders will reform, and so give me and my fellow-sufferers a chance of reform- ing.—Yours truly, Aberdare S
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Ebenezer, Trecynon. Last Sunday the pulpit of the above church was occupied by the Rev. E. J. Gruffydd, Bethel. In the morning he delivered a sermon on "The wrestle of Jacob at Penuel." He (the preacher) said that the story of Jacob in the quoted text was written in a very juven- ile form, and was not necessarily to be taken in its literal sense, although he be- lieved it to be historical in its moral sense. We could in the 20th century, he said, afford to despise the oriental gar- ments of the story. The story of Jacob's wrestle was a battle ground between some of the old and young men of the above church, some years ago, but this sermon seemed to be in favour of the young men's conception of its historicity. The angel which Jacob saw climbing the ladder represented the moral sense of his nature, and Jacob represented the flesh- the worldly man-or as Paul has it, the old man."—In the evening Mr. Gruffydd again delivered a very striking sermon on "moral heroism." He had for his text the story of the three youths in the fiery furnace on the plain of Durah. This story again was not to be taken literally and historically. The truth which lay beneath, he said, was greater than the narrative. The providence of God was the greatest of all the miracles, and we can understand such a miracle far better than any unscientific miracle. The applications the preacher made were very modern and practical.
Aberdare's Demands. In matters such as that dealt with in the following paragraph, Aberdare demands Aberdare evidence, and rightly so, for the personal experience of a neighbour alone can be accepted with- out question. Mrs. Margaret Watson, who lives at 46, Tudor Terrace, Aberdare, says I had very bad pains in my back for over six months, and nothing in the way of home remedies seemed to do me much good. There were intense pains when I stooped at my work about the house —so bad that I could hardly bear up. They were severe stabbing pains, and caused me to lose a lot of sleep; the next day I felt languid and without much energy. I had attacks of dizzi- ness. and specks appeared before my eyes. I grew very low and weak, but at last I decided to try Doan's backache kidney pills. The first box gave me splendid ease, for I was much stronger in the back, and felt more energetic the dizzy attacks were not so bad. I had two more boxes of the pills in order to make my cure complete, and for months now I have felt none of the old pains. I can, with every confidence, I recommend Doan's pills, (Signed), Margaret Watson." Doan's backache kidney pills are two shillings and ninepence per box, or six boxes for thirteen shillings and nine- pence. Of all chemists and stores, or post free direct from the Foster- McOlellan Co., 8, Wells street, Oxford street, London, W. Be sure you get the same pills as Mrs. Watson had.
I Concert at Aberdare. Prior to their competing at Colwyn Bay National Eisteddfod the Trecynon United I Choir held a grand concert at the Aber- dare Market Hall on Monday. Professor Howells was the accompanist. Mr. W. Gwynne is the conductor of the choir, which has already won many laurels. Appended is the programme Soprano solo, "I will extol thee," Madame Hos- good, Cardiff, who was given a good re- ception and was encored. Base solo, "Cwymp Llewelyn," Mr. John Jones, Aberdare. Tenor solo, "How vain is man," Mr. Llew Jones, Aberdare (en- cored). Contralto solo, a Old plaid shawl," Miss Kendry, Penrhiwceiber (en- cored). Duet, "Excelsior," Messrs. Jones and Jones. Quartette, "Regular Royal Queen," Madame Hosgood, Miss Ken- duf, Messrs. Jones and Jones. Contralto solo, "Frenhines y Don," Miss Kendry. Tenor solo, "When your eyes look in mine," Mr. Llew Jones. Bass solo, "When bright eyes glance," Mr. John Jones. Soprano solo, "Jewel Song," Madame Hosgood. The test choruses, Deep in my soul and "Gweddi Gwraig y Meddwyn" were rendered by the choir. Finale, "Hen wlad fy nhad- au." The hall had been decorated by Mr W. Marsh, florist, Aberdare. _'Or
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