COTTAGE HOMES. The Local Government Board wrote approving of the Llwydcoed site for the new Cottage Homes.
NEW NURSES. Out of the 33 applicants who appeared before the House Management Committee for the positions of probationer nurses the following six were chosen: Misses Mary Jane Angell, Fochriw; Sarah Ben- nett, Treharris; Blodwen Evans, Lewis- street, Aberaman; Margaret James, Aberdare; Gwenllian Jenkins, Wayne- street, Aberdare); Carrie Jones, Aber- dare.
CLERK APPOINTED. Out of four applicants, Philip Lewis, 102, Cardiff-road, Aberaman, was ap- pointed clerk to the school superintend- ent.
THE REST. Two tickets for the Porthcawl Rest were given to David Williams, Trap- road, Aberdare.
THE CALL FOR CASH. The Clerk presented his estimate of re- ceipts and expenditure for the half-year eijding March 31st, 1911. He recom- mended a call of YA5,000, the call for the corresponding half-year being £ 40,000. The estimate was adopted and the call made.
WHY THE EARTH WOBBLES. One of the most fascinating speculations ia which men have ever engaged, says a writer in Science Siftings, is that which Professor Garrett P. Serviss has advanced. It assumes that the axis of the earth, in some long ago time, tipped over, so that the poles and the equator exchanged places, tropiaal vegeta- tion and a crowded life in all' its varied forms flourishing around what are now the snowy and ice-bound poles, while region* of the earth which are now the most thickly in- habited were buried under tremendous accu- mulations of snow and ice, which NEVER MELT AWAY, even in the hottest summers. This theory, which has not found favour with scientific in- vestigators, makes, nevertheless, a strong ap- peal to the imagination, and it has been thought to find support in the unquestioned fact that exploration around both the North and South Polar regions shows tha.t at some time in the past they have been habitable, since the remains of plants and animals which cannot survive there now are still to I be found in those regions. But it it be as- sumed that such a tremendous change oc- curred-a change which would imply A COMPLETE TIPPING OVER of the earth—the next question is How could such a change have been produced? It has been suggested that it might have come about through the piling up of ice and other material around one or both of the poles. The explorations of Lieutenant Shackleton have shown that ice-crowned Antarctic Con- tinent, where the ice covering a continent two-thirds a-s large as North America towers up thousands of feet, is now in its mean eleva- tion the highest part of the earth. The axis of the earth now rune through its shortest diameter; in other words, the earth is thicker through the equator than through the poles. But if we can imagine vast accumula- tions to be mad.3 round the poles, the polar diameter would become greater than the equatorial, and the earth WOULD BEGIN TO WOBBLE, and if there was a lack of perfect balance be- tween the two ends the centrifugal force would cause the axis to swing round until at last, perhaps, the whole earth would turn over in such a way as to swing its poles round to the place where the equator formerly was. There is a multitude of scientific reasons why this theory will probably never receive the support of scientific men, and yet the re- markable fact remains that the polar regions were once inhabited by tropical forms of life. And we know also that the axis of the earth even to-day is not absolutely steady, but wobbles a little, and it has been thought that this wobbling may arise in part from the lack of balance caused by the great weight of the lofty ice-covered continent of the far South. On the other hand, it ha-; been solemnly argued that when the axis tipped over the whole earth changed its position with it. The I sudden extinction of the mammoths in Siberia has been attributed to the change of the equatorial to the polar regions. I
Coal and Progress. ICR. EDGAR JONES ON THE VALUE OF DUSKY DIAMONDS. Under the auspices of the Cambrian Oak Lodge of the Sons of Temperance, Mr. Edgar Jones, M.P. for the IvIeTthyr Boroughs, gave a lecture at Calfaria Chapel, Aberdare, on Friday. The chair was taken by Councillor H. H Evans, M.E., who remarked that it was coal that had been the chief factor in creating the wealth of Wales. Mr. Edgar Jones, who was well re- ceived, gave an address on The influence of coal in the development of nations." At the outset Mr. Jones said that he would give them, instead of jokes, figures, and instead of stories information which would be less funny than instructive. Coal, he observed, had a past, a present, and a future. It was, so to speak, from eternity to eternity. It was probably as old as the command "Let there be light." Like a housewife who irons her linen and puts it by in a cupboard, so Nature had flattened out and smoothed the substance of the coal and placed it aside for future countless generations. That was the past and present of coal. What would be the future of it ? Nothing was wasted in the universe. And even the smoke and dust arising from coal proved of some utility in the economy of nature. It was about the beginning of the 19th century that people discovered the real value of coal, and it came to general use. Prior to the coming of coal the brain of the Briton was less in evidence than the biain of the Frenchman or Dutchman. Before coal came Britain was a third rate power. Britons' chief industry was wool-gathering, and they earned their living by guarding sheep much in the same manner as Jacob and Laban used to m do, while the world was still young. It was not until 1820 that the first tram rail was made, and henceforth flanges were TCvario on the wheel instead of the rail 167 million tons of coal were now used by us at home alone. Ireland had practical- ly no coal. Ireland must be poor in the future. A country that did not possess abundant fuel must of necessity be poor. II. 1570, ''he time of the Spanish Armada, there were only four million people in England and Wales, and yet it was com- plained that there was an excess of popu- lation here. As recently as 1801 there were only 8,800,000 people here. The population of this country increased in proportion to the increase in the output of coal. Coal-less Ireland, on the other hand, had decreased in population 50 per cent. since 1801. Had it not been for Newcastle coal British ships would not have swept the Dutch from the seas as they had done. It was not the brawn and brain of the Britisher of those days that performed this achievement, but the coal. The forward and backward cargo was greatly responsible for the growth of commerce in this country. Once tke mercantile marine would cease Britain would no longer be mistress of the seaa. We would no longer sing "Rule Britan- nia," and all our vaunted fame would be but leather or pruuella. Since they had started working coal in Japan other in- dustries of various kinds had been devel- oping rapidly, and in the future the country which would produce the cheap- est fuel would be the most prosperous. What about the exhaustion of coal? Well he would say "Let us get it out as rapidly as we can." Then the reign of Radium would come, and there would be no need for mankind to toil under un- reasonable conditions, and the decree, In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread," would become obsolete. In concluding, the speaker said that fcoal-mining was such a gross occupation that there was a tendency in it to create giossnesa of mind. The chapels, churches, and institutes of Wales, those homes of idealism, had however acted as the antidote to this poison of material- ism. (Applause.) Mr. E. Lougher, Grand Scribe of the Merthyr Division of the Sons of Temper- ance, proposed a vote of thanks to the lecturer. The Rev. J. Griffiths, Calfaria, second- ed Mr. Edgar Jones in acknowledging the thanks remarked that he was proud to render any service to the Sons of Tem- perance. Were it not for the drink the progress and prosperity attendant upon coal would have been much greater than it had been. In proposing a vote of thanks to the chairman, Mr. Jones incidentally men- tioned how proud he was to learn that the heroism of Mr. Evans and his col- leagues had been recognised. The secretarial arrangements were car- ried out by Mr. James Hughes. 30
Merthyr Board of Guardians. On Saturday, Mr. Augustus Davies pre- siding. The other members present were: Mrs. M. T. Williams, Mrs. A. N. Jenkins, Mrs, Richards, Revs. Thomas Bees, Wm. C. Thomas, J. R. Salmon, U. M. Williams, D. L. Jones, D. J. Arthur, and W. A. Jones; Messrs. John Prowle, David Jones, E. Ogwen Williams, David Edwards, Morgan Williams, Dd Hughes, Idris Davies, Meth Davies, Rees Rees, Wm. Thomas, D. S. Jones, John Jones, Richard Abraham, S. Bolwell, John Da vies, Jonn Edwards, Hugh Jones, Dd. Davies, J.P., John Lloyd, T. E. Morgan, Wm. Harris, Samuel Thomas, Dd. Evans CMerthyr), T. T. Jenkins, Wm. Jones, Richard Rees, T. Andrews, J.P., J. Aur- elius, D. Evans, J.P. (Hirwain), W. T. Morgan, J. Price, R. Vaughan, and John Williams.
PRESS AND COMMITTEES. Mr. T. T. Jenkins gave notice of motion that in future all committee meetings be open to the press.
THE HOSPITAL. The Relief Committee's recommenda- tion that James Meyrick, Taidraw, Aber- dare, be "ent to the Bath Mineral Water Hospital was adopted.
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This is an epitaph in a Maryland churchyard: Here lies Mary F., wife of Walter Jenkins. Died December 20th, 1884, aged 70 years and nine months. She was a true and faithful wife to each of the following persons— JACOB WINEMAN, HENRY SNOW, PHILIP HARROW, WALTER JENKINS.
Aberdare County School Technical Classes. (BY W. REES WILLIAMS, B.Sc., Organising Teacher.) It is becoming harder, year by year, to arrange Technical Classes suitable for the needs of the district. Many are the demands, but, unfortunately, only five evenings per week are really available. In order to set would-be students think ing of a suitable course for this coming winter session, I write these few lines:- (1) Members of the teaching profession can choose from: Mondays—Chemistry, Welsh, Wood. carving. Tuesdays—Hygiene, Art, Welsh. Wednesdays—Cardboard Modelling and French. Fridays-Mathematics and Woodwork. Saturday mornings—Brush Drawing. For any four of the manual subjects the fe will be 4s. (not 6s.). (2) Clerks and others in business have a choice from:- Mondays—Shorthand and Book-keeping (advanced). Wednesdays Shorthand and Book- keeping' (elementary). Fridays—Commercial Arithmetic and Correspondence. Any student taking these four subjects pays a composition fee of 4a. (instead of 6s.). (3) Mechanics, fitters, and enginemen generally should attend on the three fol- lowing evenings;- Mondays—Machine Construction and Applied Mechanics. Wednesdays Practical Mathematics and Elementary Science. Thursdays Applied Electricity and Steam. Again, any four or more can be attend- ed for 4s., provided Mathematics be one subject. (4) Builders' assistants, stonemasons, carpenters, etc., should consider the following course: — Mondays-Applied Mechanics. Tuesdays—Elementary Building Con- struction. Wednesdays Practical Mathematics and Elementary Science. Fridays-Woodwork. Again, there will be a composition fee for any four of the subjects. (5) Miners, firemen, etc., can have on Tuesdays—Geology, Mining, Mine Sur- veying. Wednesdays Practical Mathematics and Elementary Science. Thursdays Applied Electricity and Steam. The composition fee of 4s. applies to this group as well. (6) Women have Woodcarving on Mon- days Cookery on Tuesdays; Art Needle- work on Wednesdays. (7) Young girls have scientific dress- making on Thursdays. Just a few ob- servations are necessary. (a) No one should attempt too many subjects at first-at most, beginners should not attend on more than three evenings per week. If home work is to be done intelligently, there cannot be any advantage in spending too much time at the school. After all, it is the work the student does himself which he remem- bers. (b) Except in rare cases, e.g., of special interest or of immediate practical value, each student should attend some course or other. It is surprising how one sub- ject illustrates another, e.g., how useful Mathematics are in Mining, Steam, Ap- plied Mechanics, etc.; how Elementary Science touches closely on Mining, Steam, Applied Electricity, etc. Students get their knowledge more deeply impressed by continual references by different teach- ers from slightly different points of view. (c) Very elementary students, i.e., those who have lost much of their elementary school knowledge, should not present themselves at these classes. They should attend one of the continuation schools held at the elementary schools. This suggestion is not made to frighten really willing students away. It is given in the very best spirit of advice in order to save immediate disappointment. If a student cannot take notes and cannot understand elementary arithmetic and English, he can gain little knowledge at a technical class. There are exceptions, I e.g., Woodwork, but even here elementary nt y drawing to scale is essential. (d) Provided there is a demand, a class in Physical Instruction will he estab- lished. Only students attending othev classes can be enrolled. (e) To my knowledge, .hardly a candi- date from our Aberdare classes thinks of proceeding to a Technical Institute for superior qualification. This is a feature I should like to see changed. The Gla- morgan Education Committee awards two atudentships every year on the result of an examination in April. Will not some Aberdare student keep this in view for next April? N.B.-There may be a few alterations in the time-table given above.
Do you live in this town, sir ?" asked a chemist's new assistant. U Yee," re- plied the customer. "Then rm afraid you'll have to wait till the chief comes back; I am not allowed to make up pre- scriptions except for strangers." The younger lady said, spitefully, as she sat beside the other during a waltz- they were both wallflowers: "I wonder, dear, if I shall lose my looks, too, when I get to be your age ?" -You-H be lucky if you do," snapped the elder lady.
Items of Interest. NICE DISHES. APPLE AND SAGO PUDDING.— Pare and core four large apples, stew to a pulp in half a pint of water. Boil a teacupful of sago in about half a pint of water until quite clrar. Stir the apple into it. Sweeten and flavou,; with nutmeg and lemon-juice, Put all into a buttered piedish, and bake for half an hour Serve with milk or cream. RICE AND TOMATOES.—Cock one cupful of rice, season well with salt and pepper and a table- spoonful of butter. Add six ripe tomatoes sliced, and cook together for fifteen minutes. If tinned tomatofes are used, barely heat through. Serve hot. DROPPED RICE.-Two cupfuls of cooked rice, a spoonful of milk, one egg, a pinch of salt, one half-cupful of stoned raisins, and a large spoon- ful of flour. Stir all together, and, having a quantity of hot grease ready, drop large spoon- fuls into it and fry brown on both sides. These are delicious. Cold oatmeal can be used in exactly the same way, omitting the raisins if de- sired. SCOTCH EGGS.—Boil four eggs until quite hard, place them in cold water for five minutes before removing the shells. Take the skins from half S pound of pork sausages. Coat the eggs all over evenly with the sausage meat. Cover with egg and breadcrumbs, fry in deep fat to a golden brown. Serve on small rounds of fried bread, which have previously been dipped in milk. CUCUMBER SAUTE.—Heat in a frying-pan one and a-half tablespoonfuls of melted butter; slice a medium white onion and add to butter; brown for two minutes, stirring all the while. Add two large peeled and sliced cucumbers. Season with half a teaspoonful of salt and two saltspoonfuls of white pepper; toss genrly, and cook briskly for five minutes, tossing frequently; pour in a tablespoonful of vinegar, adding a teaspoonful of freshly-cropped parsley; toss them well again while cooking for half a minute. Dress on a hot dish. FRIED CUCUMBERS. Peel two large fresh cucumbers, then cut them crosswise into one- inch pieces, and cut each piece into quarters. Remove the spongy part and seeds, place in one quart of cold water with a teaspoonful of salt and allow to soak for thirty minutes. Drain and place in a small saucepan with half an ounce of butter, two gills of water, a teaspoonful of pow- dered sugar, two saltspoonfuls of salt, a table- spoonful of vinegar, half a saltspoonful of cay- enne, and one white onion cut in quarters. Cover the pan and cook for fifteen minutes. Drain, and roll in a frying batter, then drop in boiling fat, and fry for ten minutes, remove, drain on a cloth, dredge a teaspoonful of salt over them, dress on a cloth with a folded napkin, and serve with one gill of hot tomato sauce served separately. STEWED VEAL.—Cut about, two pounds of neck of veal into neat chops, and fry a nice brown. Place the meat in a saucepan with one pint of good stock and simmer sAowly for an hour. Then add some young carrots and sliced onion and two ounces of chopped bacon, and let all limmer for half an hour. Arrange the meat and vegetables on a. dish, thicken and fievew the pavl. and pour round.
RULES FOR COOKING VEGETABLES. 1. Be economical. Steam or boil potatoes in their skins. 2. Lay all greens in cold salted 'water before cooking. 3. Greens must be boiled in boiling water, with salt and soda. 4. Boil greens fast with the lid off, and Miirn well. 5. Drain well, and serve hot. 6. Throw water in which greens have h. .1 cooked outside the house, if possible, not <iou .j the sink. 7. All root vegetables except beetroot and onions are scrubbed. 8. After pooling or pcranii: lay \"f.'Mr;]n in cold water to keep the colour. 9. The proportion of .salt adchd to water should be one fcableepoonful to two quart■> of water. 10. Burn all vegetable parings.
nIt; "C'XVCf??A*l*E INVESTMENT. It's astonishing," the old settler in the little tewri was saying, how real estate has advanced ',1 I' ixis town since I came here, away back in the ,>ies. The corner lot this building is on, for M'.stance, sold for 450dol." What is it worth now ? asked the stranger. I Five thousand." y?u had a chanoe to get rich by invest- ing- in land yourself. I suppose you bought some real estate? Yes, I bought one loc—just one." That has increased in value, hasn't itt" Yes; over 60J per cent." That was a good investment." Not so awfully good, mister," said the old .c. :ë', gloomily. I paid lOdol. for it, and it's 75dol. now, but it's in the cemetery. The ■ I figure it, I've lost a heap of money by not -,ati ago.
Aberdare County Court. MONDAY.—Before His Honour Judge Brvn Roberts. ADMINISTRATION ORDERS. David Owen, Cwmbach, represented by Mr. W. Thomas, applied for an order. He said he was a labourer employed at the Llettyshenkin Colliery. Pl 5s. 6d. a week was his wages. He was unable to pay owing to illhealth and unemploy- ment. Offered to pay at the rate of 10s. per month.—Order granted. Henry Malpas (65), represented by Mr. W. Thomas, applied for an order. He is a collier working at Cwmneol Colliery. His debt amounted to 6E43 13s. An offer t" pay 12s. a month was accepted. CLAIM AGAINST AN INSURANCE CO. Ethel Maud Bedford claimed from the Pioneer Life Assurance Co. the sum of • £ ■14 10s. 6d. in respect of the death of her sister, who was insured in the Pioneer. Mrs. Bedford, who resides at 182, Car- diff-road, Aberaman, said that she took out a policy on the life of her sister, Miss Eliz. La ing, dressmaker, Cardiff. She was in good health at the time the insurance was effected. Plaintiff used to stud money regularly to her sister, and that fact explained the insurable interest she had in her sister. On April 2nd last her sister died. Mrs. Laing, of Cardiff, mother of plain- tiff, testified that her daughter who is now dead, used to enjoy the best of health. In August, 1907, Dr. Samuel at- tended her daughter. In May, 1908, she all right. She was not ill afterwards till 1909. Her daughter did not suffer fiom heart disease. Thomas Laing, plaintiff's father, and Mrs. Eliz. Edwards, charwoman, also gave evidence. The claim was dismissed. THE MAN IN THE MOON GOES A-WHEELING. AND COLLIDES WITH A SUB-LUNAR, CYCLIST. David N. Richards, 31, Gloster-street, Aberdare, sued Jenkin Rees, Plasydarren Farm, Penderyn, for two guineas— £ 1 10s. for damage to his machine, and 12s. damage to wearing apparel. Plaintiff said he was riding a bicycle from Hirwain at about 10 p.m. one night. He was accompanied by Miss Florence M Thomas, who rode another cycle. While near the Aberdare Cemetery he collided with Jenkin Rees, who also rode a cycle. Rees had no light and was drunk. Witness asked the man for his name and address, and he replied that ho lived in the moon. Defendant, who did not appear, was or- dered to pay 35s. WHITING v. SMITH. W. Whiting, Industrial Farm, Aber- dare, sued the executors of the late Noah Smith-Mrs. Smith, widow, and H. E. Smith, son—for a debt of 28 Is. 6d. contracted by the late Noah Smith. Mr. J. D. Thomas was for plaintiff, and Mr. W. R. Edwards for defendants. W. H. Pritchard, clerk to Mr. Whiting, produced books to prove the debt. The defence was that the business of the late Noah Smith had been purchased by the son some years before the father's death, and that the father left no estate. Judgment for plaintiff. COMPENSATION. Anna Jane Hughes, of Pontrhydfendi- gaid, Cardiganshire, represented by Mr. W. Thomas, applied for the apportion- ment of compensation money awarded to her in respect of the death of her hus- band, who was killed at Cwmaman Col- liery. Claimant had been awarded J6270, and His Honour allotted her 6s. per week, and the four children Is. 6d. each. Amy Ethel Davies was awarded com- pensation in respect of the death of her husband, Daniel Davies, who was in- jured at the Cwmaman Colliery on March 25th last, and died in June last. Mr. A. T. James now applied for Mrs. Davies' portion of the J6276 compensa- tion, which was £100. This was granted, and the apportionment of the remainder to her two children deferred. Samuel and Martha Grinter, 6, Bond- street, Aberdare, v. the Cwmaman Coal Co. was the next case dealt with on the application of Mr. A. T. James. RlOO had been awarded to claimants in respect I of the death of Win. John Grinter. I His Honour decided that < £ 20 should be invested on behalf of the daughter and the remainder divided between the claim- an ts.
Aberdare Education Society. A sab-committee of the Aberdare Edu- cation Society met at the Higher Stand- ard School on Monday. Arrangements for the winter's programme were com- pleted. The session will be opened on the 14th October with a whist drive and dance. The President's (Councillor T. altei W illiams) address will be given on the Monday following, 17th October. Professor Wm. Phillips, U.C.W., Car- diff, will lecture on "Attention" on Nov. 7th. On the 24th, Dr. Lloyd Ed- wards, Barry, on "Physical Education." Dec. 9th, Mr. F. J. Gould, London. Jan. ltith, 1911, Principal D. Salmon, Swansea Feb. Mr. Henry Davies, County Direc- tor of Mining Education. Feb. De- bate, Mr. W. R. Williams, B.Sc., County School, and Mr. Thos. Walker, assistant master. Blaengwawr School. Teachers and all interested in education should take a note of the dates and subjects of these lectnres.
Wales and Music. BY SEMI-BREVE." Glyndwr and his boys have arrived safe in the land of the Stars and Stripes. They were welcomed by some old friends and acquaintances. They were enter- tained to a luncheon at the Waldorf Abtoria Hotel, one of New York's palatial hotels, and in return the choir and mem- bers gave the company music. Special mention. is made of the renderings of Mr. Cynon Evans, Mr. Godfrey Price, and Mr. Morgan J. Edwards. The sing- ing drew from the proprietor, Mr. George E. Boldt, the following remarks: He had never heard anything like it and on their return the choir could look forward to an engagement at his hotel." At the New Mills Hotel, New York, two old friends of the choir, Messrs. W. R. Hughes and J. Lloyd Thomas, were presented with mementoes from a Gwlad y Gan." Mr. Thomas said of the choir: "That no choir had sung its way into American hearts as the Mountain Ash Choir, for not only had they sung well, but the clean, manly lives of the choir had also doubly appealed to them." Wha4 good testimony to the working sons of Gwdia, I trust they will keep the slate clean this time again. I understand that the Aberdare Shop Assistants have a 'fine musical treat in store for Aberdarians on September 26th at the Memorial Hall. It is to be hoped that it will be well patronised. The annual festival of the Celts is among the things of the past. It was disappointing to find only one choir from Wales in the chief choral competition, and that one from Gwent. It does not speak well for North Walians that they could not muster a choir. North Staffordshire, under their new conductor, Mr. Whittaker, was trium- phant this time again. This is the fifth National for the choir to win. I II the Ladies Choir competition a young choir carried the laurels, viz., Carmarthen. Merched yr Iwerddon Choir fairly captivated the audience when they sang one of the test pieces in Welsh. Congratulations to Miss Nancy Mor- gan, Canal Head House, Aberdare, on her success in winning the first prize in the pedal harp competition. This was Nancy's first appearance at the National. Several South Wales soloist were awarded prizes, amongst whom I find Mr Llewelyn R. Bowen, Swansea, whose name is familiar to Aberdarians. He is the son of Mr. J. L. Bowen, and a brother to Messrs. D. O. Bowen and Arthur Bowen, of Sarso fame. In the Second Choral competition the Trecynon Choir, under the baton of Mr. Wm. Gwynne, were given a creditable character by the adjudicators. Better luck next time, I hope. In the orchestral competition only one band appeared on the stage. What has become of the Aberdare Society? The Manchester Guardian says: Wales is capable of greater music, and from Wales greater musid will come. And to this end the organisation of the eisteddfod should be used. A more am- bitious programme of classical and modern music should be introduced." Very kind of our English friends to re- fer in such glowing terms of the capa- bilities of Welsh singers. Mr. Watkin Phillips, the renowned Aberaman tenor, got into the final along with three others in the tenor competi- tion. Had he not unfortunately failed on the top notes he would have brought the prize to Aberaman.
Glamorgan Presbytery. MEETINGS AT ABERDARE, Meetings in connection with the Gla- morgan Presbytery were held at Trinity Chapel, Aberdare, on Thursday. Mr. Edward Cartwright, Dowlais, this year's moderator, occupied the chair. The Secretary, Rev. Thomas Bowen, Dowlais, was also present, as well as a good number of ministers and laymen from various parts of the country. It was resolved to hold the next meet- ing at Swansea. Mr. D. L. Millward, Tydfil Hall, sought permission to go through the district as a candidate for the ministry, the request being acceded to. I Votes of condolence were passed with Mr. James Roberts, Treforest, and Mr. G Griffiths, Ystalyfera, in their respec- tive bereavements. The Rev. E. P. Hughes, Swansea, pre- sented a bronze medal to Miss Maggie, Hughes, of Tydfil Hall Church, for being third on the list of the last Sunday School Con nexional Examination. Dr. Griffiths and the Rev. D. T. Davies presented interesting reports on their visit to tha World's Missionary Confer- ence. On Thursday evening the Rev. E. P. Jones, B.A., Cardiff, preached at Trinity, Aberdare. The Rev. J. Lewis Jenkins, pastor of Trinity, introduced the meeting, and Mr. Jones delivered an edifying dis- course.
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