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Half a Century of Religious Activity. Presentation to Dafydd Richard, Llwynypia Interesting Link with Early Nonconformity in the Rhondda. nt.V/! lTllUi;S(Llay evening last, Jerusalem I:a1^ Sunday School celebrated the close or the old and the advent of the new year with a tea meeting, New Year's tree, presentations, and thanksgiving. The spacious vestry was uncomfortably crowded for hours, despite the unfavour- able weather, and a very enjoyable even- ing was spent, one item following the ci wiLii edfee ana in a worthy manner lhe tea was served from 6 till 9 o'clock followed by the New Year's tree and pre- sentations. After the dismissal of the younger section, the church and a num- ber of visitors sat around the e-stee-med pastor, Rev. W. S. Jones, who gave a Bible reading. This was followed by prayer and thanksgiving till 12 o'clock, when the meeting dispersed with the heartiest well-wishes for the new year. Amongst a. willing band of workers, the most noteworthy were the pastor, also Mr. and Mrs. David Thomas (phrenologist), who have rendered untiring services with the children for some years. A pleasant feature was the presentation of an illuminated address to their oldest deacon, Dafydd Richard, one of the few remaining members at Jerusalem who wor- shipped in a room at the back of the White Hart, Tonypandy, in 1860, after- wards at a small chapel which they opened where now stands Bethel (English Bap- tist) Chapel; and finally at Jerusalem Chapel, which was opened in 1872 The survivors are Mrs. Williams., Hillside; Dafydd Richard; Mrs. J. D. Williams, Clydach Court; Mrs. Llewellyn, Bryn- awel; Mrs. Mary Collier, Dunraven St.; lVlr. Enoch Williams, Dunraven Street; and Mr. William Lewis, Penygraig. It was interesting to hear Dafydd Richard recite from time to time reminiscences of his connection with Nebo, Ystrad (the first Baptist church in the Rhondda), in 1851; then at Soar, Peny- graig; and afterwards at J erusalem, Llwynypia, where at the latter he has been a member for over 36 years, and a deacon for 32 years. It was most fitting that an unbroken record of 57 years of active church membership should be recog- nised. Dafydd Richard often anticipates early removal to his heavenly home, and heaven knows that a. more mature soul is seldom found in any church. But in all probability his robust health will yet carry him through a number of years. The address, which we give below, was read and supplementary remarks were given by the pastor; but owing to the late hour, only Mr. William Lewis (already referred to) was asked to speak, and he readily did so in affectionate terms. As was anticipated in his reply, Dafydd Richard was soon overcome with emotion and this part of the meeting was closed with prayer. The address was executed by Messrs. Evans & Short, printers, Tonypandy, and the photo inset by Mi-. L. Ladd, 'Tony- pandy. 17 Cyflwynedig gan Eglwys Jerusalem, Llwynypia, i'w hybaroh Ddiacon
Anwyl Frawd,—Tra yr ydym, fel eich cyd-aelodau yn Jerusalem, yn ddiolchgar i'ch gweled, drwy dynorwch yr Arglwydd, yn mwynhau iechyd a. chryfder corfforol helaeth. ac mor gyson a. ffyddlon a neb o honom yn mhob cwrdd a gwasanaeth perthynol i'r Eglwys, nis gallwn, wedi'r cwbl; beidio sylwi eich bod bellach y cyfryw uii a" Dafydd Richard, yr hynafgwr," yr hynaf ond un fel aelod yn j m^sS' we<ii gweled dros 72ain o flyn- yddau ar y ddaear, ac wedi treulio dros 57ain o honynt yn ganlynwyr proffesedig i Fab Duw. Dymunwn, gan hyny, gyflwyno i chwi yr Anerchiad hwn, nid yn unrhyw ganmol- iaeth i chwi, ond yn ddadganiad o ddiolch- garwch i Dduw am Ei gynaliad o honoch yn ddigwymp yn ystod y blynyddoedd meithion hyn o broffes grefyddol. Bydd hyn, i-ii a obeithiwn, yn achlysur mawr- had o'i Ras yn eich calon chwi eich hunan yn ogystal. Mae yn foddion gras i ni yn awr, ynte, i adgofio ffeithiau eich bywyd yn nglyn ag Achos y Gwaredwr yn mhlith. Bedydd- wyr y cylch. Deallwn eich bod yn frodor or Owm hwn, ac wedi treulio eich hoes o fewn cyleh Canolbarth y Rhondda; eich bod yn perthyn i deului adnabyddus iawn yn y gymydogaeth, ac yn wyr i'r diweddar Sion Richard (y diacon cyntaf yn Eglwys Nebo" Ystrad), ac yn nai i un o gyn- ddiaconiaid yr Eglwys hon. Mae i chwi hefyd berthynasau agos eto yn em mysg, megys Mr. J. W. Richards, eich nai, yr hwn sydd yn gyd-ddiacon a chwi ac yn drysorydd yr Eglwys; a Mrs. Collier, chwaer i chwi, a. mam i un o'n gwein- idogion parcliusaf. Mae yma amryw ei-eill o'ch perthynasau, yn aelodau, a gellir dweyd fod y teulu wedi cymeryd rhan yn nghychwyniad tua dwsin o Eglwysi yn Morganwg. CJawn i chwi ym- ostwng i'r ordinhad o fedydd yn Nebo, Ystrad, yn Mawrth, 1851, y Parch. Thos. toberts yn weinyddydd. Buoch yn aelod xi Nebo am 7 mlynedd. Yna symud- ^soc h i Donypandy, a. throswyd eich laelodaeth drwy lythyr i Soar, Ffrwd- »mos, yn yr hon E!glw,ys y buoch. am Meg » flynyddaxi. Oddiyno y troswyd eich aeiodaeth i Jerusalem, Llwynypia, dros T->° flyuyddau yn ol, lie yr ydych yn cv^li f heddyw yn enghraifft o allu vn iS -gras I)uw yn Ngh rist Ie-su. Buom ei^tXWl,ar enwau y brodyr y buoch yn naw iv pl T g^midogaeth. Rhifaat ni tc ^°™as Roberts, Owen Dafydd ifans a TT Sywe1' yn Nebo; Soar; a Henry RWg jW1 (Arwystl), yii Jones, a'r Jones, E. T. salem, o ba rhai ^Prosenol yn Jeru- ydynt heddyw yn -yw y°ddaear. Yn ystod blynyddau eich hoes u wedii bod yn d.yst o aynydrl' mawr yn y Owm, yn o'-vstal a ch^^d boblogaeth. Pan ieddiwyd riid oedd ond tair Eglwys Fodyddiedig y» L iTolll 'eSGf (sefydlwyd & 1785); Soar, Ffrwdamoa (1831); a Libanus, Treherbert (1849); yn meddu gyda'u gilydd ond 120 o aelodau a 250 o ddisgyblion Ysgolion Sabbothol. Erbyn ddisgyblion Ysgolion Sabbothol. Erbyn hyn ceir yn y Cwm 54 o Eglwysi, tua 12,000 0, a,elodau, a thros 13,000 o ysgol- heigion. Yr ydych, wrth gwrs, yn dyst o hanes Jerusalem ar ei liyd. Cof genych am y dwsin aelodau o Soar (7 o ba rai ydynt yn awr yn fyw ao yn aelodau yn Jeru- salem) yn cychwyn Achos yn ngoruwch- ystafell ty Sion Richard, eich ewythr, yn 1860, gyda'u Hysgol Sul o 50; ao wedi hyny am danynt yn adeiladu Y Capel Bach," lie y saif Bethel, Capel y Bedydd- wyr Seisnig, yn awr; ac am agoriad Capel Jerusalem yn 1872, pryd yr ymaelodasoch yma. Cawsoch fyw i weled tynu i lawr furiau y ty cyntaf hwnw drachefn, ac agoriad y capel hardd presenol yn 1896. Gwelsoch ollwng pump o Ganghenau Eglwysig rheolaidd allan o Jerusalem. Eglwysig rheolaidd allan o Jerusalem. O'r 36ain o flynyddau o'ch haelodaeth yn yr Eiglwys hon, yr ydych wedi gwas- anaethu am 32am o honynt fel Diacon, ac felly wedi bod yn dyst ac yn gyfranog o weithrediadau mwyaf mewnol y gym- deithas. Gwyddoch hanes cyfodiad anhawsderau ac ymosodiadau y gelyn ar Achos y Gwaredwr o bryd i bryd, ac, ar y Haw arall, am waredigaethau yr Ar- glwydd o'i bobl; am anmhureddau yn tfynu ac yn gwreiddio, ac am ymyriadau grasol amIwg Duw i'w difa. Gwelsoch lawer ystorm echiryslon yn codi ar y Llyn iibenas hwn, a gwelsoch hefyd megys tin a, gysgai v tu ol i'r llo-ng yn cyfodi ac yn ceryddu gwyntoedd a thonau i (Idistaw- rwydd. Tystiolaethwn heddyw i'ch teym- garweh i Grist yn nhreialon yr Eiglwys. Os tueddid chwi i ofni weithiau with weled fel pe bai daear yn symud a mynyddau yn crynu gan ymchwydd y dyfroedd, glynech er hynv mewn ffyda fod Duw yn ei chanol i'w chynorthwyo yn fore iawn." Yr ydym wedi gweled ffyddlondeb, yn ogystal a, phrydlondeb, yn un o brif linellau eich cymeriad orefyddol; a, hyny yn wir, nid yn unig yn eich hymlyniad wrth yr Achos ar waethaf bob tywydd, ond mewn dyfalbarhad i gyflawni gwaith swyddaui yr ymgymerech a hwynt. Drwy I y bJynyddau:, yr ydych wedi gwasanaethu yn ffyddlawn fel Athraw yn yr Ysgol Sul, Trysorydd i Drysorfa Tlodion yr Eglwys, &c. Mae nifer y cyfarfyddiadau yn Jeru- salem i ddybenion uniongyrchol addoliadol yn lluosog iawn yn awr, a cheir Dafydd Richard bron yn mhob cwrdd. Mae y cwrdd nos Sadwrn yn un pwysig yn eich golwg, a, mynych y llonir ni wrth weled yr hynafgwr" gyda, ni yn canu mawl ar hyd yr ystrydoedd yma mewn .gorym- deithiau i gyhoeddi yr Eifengyl yn yr awyr agored yn nghanol dwndwr annuwioldeb y He. Clodforwn Dduw am yr holl bethau hyn. Dymunwn i chwithau, flynyddau eto gyda ni yn y rhyfel, a derbyniad helaeth i wynfyd ar derfyn eich dydd. Arwyddwyd dros yr Eglwys: —W. S. Jones, gweinidog; Thomas Davies (ysgrif- er,ydd), J. W. Richards (trysorydd), Geo. Evans, John Evans, D. W. Jones, eich cy d-ddiaconiaid. Rhagfyr Slain, 1908.
Ferndale. On Thursday evening last, December 31st, an eisteddfod was held at Nazareth Hall in connection with Nazareth (W.B.) Church, Blaenllechau. The chair was occupied by Mr. J. Lloyd Jones (draper). Adjudioators --Musicl, Mr. Theo. Thomas, G.T.S.C., Pontygwaith; lirterature, Mr. Jlivan Adams, J5 erndale. Accompanist, Mr. T. W. Matthews, Blaenllechau. Awards: -Solo for boys under 16 years of age, "Died Duw," Master Jas. Evans, Blaenllechau reading at first sight for children under 10 years of age, Master Phillip Morgan James, Blaenllechau; solo 'for girls under 16 years of age, "0 am gael bod yn ddiddim," prize divided be- tween Misses Blodwen Evans and Maggie Evans, Ferndale; pronunciation for chil- dren under 12 years of age, Miss Gretta Jones, Ferndale; ear tests, prize divided between Messrs. John Lloyd, Ferndale, and David J ames Matthews Blaenllechau; recitation for children under 14 years of age, "E nill a, Gwario," 1st Miss Martha Jane Davies, Ferndale, 2nd Miss C. J. Thomas, Ferndale; bass solo, Ein Hanwyl Wlad," Mr. Dan Davies, Fern- dale duet for children under 16 years of age, Misses Blodwen and Maggie Evans, Ferndale; sight reading, Mr. Johnny Evans; reading music at first sight, Mr. Rees Morgan,, Ferndale; pronunciation test, prize divided between Mr. John Evans, Blaenllechau, and Mr. Gwilym Richards, Ferndale; soprano solo, Ble,'r aeth yr Amen?" Miss Maggie Mary Wil- liams, Blaenllechau best three verses on Prodig,ality," Mr. John Hughes, Fern- dale; prize bags, 1st Miss Winifred Edwards, 2nd Miss Martha Edwards; tenor solo, Myfanwy," Mr. Ben Thomas, Ferndale; impromptu debate, Messrs. Johnny Evans, Blaenllechau, and Gwilym Richards, Ferndale; best essay, Mr. SI. Thomas, Oak Street; recitation, Arafa Don," prize divided between Messrs. D. J. Jones, Ferndale, and Johnny Evans, Blaenllechau. On Saturday, John Reardon, colliery haulier, Duffryn Terrace, Ferndale, was killed by a fall of roof at Messrs. D. Davis and Sons' colliery. Deceased was almost buried by the fall, and was dis- covered by Mr. Daniel Williams, fireman, near a tram, the rear part of which had also been struck. The horse attached to the tram was uninjured. Deceased was a native of Cardiff, 30 years of age and single.
Porth. Porth and district will be pleased to learn that Mr. David Thomas (Arfryn), Tiehafod, has been nominated for the position of registration agent in connec- tion with the South Wales Miners' Fede- ration by the Pontypridd and Rhondda District. Mr. Thomas, who was nomi- nated by a very large majority, is a well- known character throughout the Valleys, having moved several very important measures with the object of reducing ex- penditure at the conferences. He has been checkweigher at the Coedcae House Coal Pit for over twenty years. He is also secretary of the lodge and treasurer of the No. 2 District. His knowledge of finance and labour matters is every exten- sive, while his political views are con- sistent with Labour measures. Possessing firmness and thoroughly efficient in all things appertaining to organisation abilities, we have no hesitation in saying that Mr. Thomas will make an ideal registration agent. At the Cymmer Congregational Church on Sunday evening, Miss May Lewis wag publicly honoured by the church and also by the Orchestral Society. Miss Lewis has for a number of years been the organist at the above church and accom- panist also for the orchestra, and as a reward for her splendid services and a mark of their esteem, the church and orchestra presented her with a beautiful ebonised cabinet and photo of the band. The Rev. J. T. Davies (pastor) presented the cabinet, while Mr John Williams (Gelynog), Ynyshirj presented the photo. On New Year's Eve, a concert was given at Cymmer Congregational Chapel by the Juvenile Choir, under the .able conductol"ship of Mi*. Tom Morgan. Mrs. W. T. Davies, Bryngaiw^ presided, The musical part of the programme opened with a beautiful chorus, Brooklet," by the choir, which was subsequently! fol- lowed by choruses, Jack and Jill," "Ha! Ha! Melus, Melus Wyliau," and the "Call of the Fairies." The choruses were well sung, and the audience was simply delighted. Yr Hogyn Drwg," sung by Master Emlyn Kemp-, drew forth plaudits and encores. The duet, Alpine Maids," by Misses Williams and Treharne, was sung with great effect. The action- songs by the boys, The Pigs that went to the Market," Paddy Blake," The Dentist's Den," were exceptionally fine, and evoked continuous applause. So also the action-songs by the girls, Grace Darling and Pit-Pat." Misses E. M. Williams, Edith Williams and Adelina Williams also sang with delightful effect, and were encored. The duet, "Lily," by Masters Emlyn and Ivor Kemp, found a hearty reception. Other soloists who sang exceedingly well were Misses Jennie iromas (" Ueigryn ar Fedd fy Main "), and Letitia Williams ('' When I was a Girl "). The Sisters Williams, in their duet, What are the wild waves saying P" were great. The concert terminated with the Welsh National Anthem. The three grand miscellaneous concerts in connection with Caersalem Newydd (W.O.) Church, in aid of the building fund, and held at the Workmen's Library and Institute on Christmas and Boxing evenings and also on New Year's Eve. were truly a triumphant success. The excellency of the programme provided for the first two evenings was so heartily appreciated as to guarantee the success of the latter, so on New Year's Eve the spacious hall of the Library was packed with another most acpreciative audience. The presidents were Mr. Wm. Thomas, Porth Shop; Councillor David Smith, Tylorstown; and Mr. William Evans (Thomas & Evans), Porth Farm, respec- tively. The concert opened with the march, Austria," by the Cymmer Band, and the beautiful rendering secured appreciation from the audience. Various other items by the band followed in quick succession. Balfe's Bohemian Girl and Satanello evoked continuous cheers. Caller Herrin (Annie Irvin) and "Little Gipsies (A. Watson), by the children's choir, were also received with enthusiasm. Miss Winifred Lewis contributed three beautiful solos, "Friend," "Canwyll fy llygaid wyt ti," and God shall wipe away all tears." Other selections by the band were Old Daddy Peg Leg," Best of all," "A Motor Ride," "The Merry Widow," and The Fairy Queen." A very interesting ceremony took place at St. James Church, Cymmer, on New Years Eve, when the Rev. G. Francis, M.A., of 1 orth, was made the I'ecipient of a beautifully illuminated address and a purse of gold, as a token of public regard on the eve of his departure to take up his new duties at St. John's Church, Cardiff. Preceding the presen- tation was a social tea, over which the Rev. Wm. Thomas (vicar) presided. Mr. E. S. Williams, M.E., presided over the remainder of the meeting. The address was presented by Mrs. Joyce in a grace- ful little speech. The address having been read and presented, Mrs. Mackintosh, one of the oiaest Church members, pre- sented Mr. Francis with the purse of gold, speaking in Welsh a few words appro- priate to the occasion. After a speech by Mr. T. W. Berry upon the various qualities of Mr. Francis, and also by Mr. Webster, the rev. gentleman responded in warm tones, and expressed his inability —because of iiervousness-to, thank them as lie would like for their beautiful and bountiful present. He would, however, always treasure it as a, token of their appreciation of his services and of their deep friendship. The usual vote of thanks being accorded the ladies (Mrs. Joyce and Mrs. Mackintosh), the proceedings were brought to a close with the singing of Make new friends, but keep the old," the soloist being Miss Jones, of Cymmer.
Nantymoel. A grand organ recital, under the auspices of Dinam (O.IVI.) Church, was held at the above place on Monday, the 4th inst. The spacious building was packed to its utmost capacity. Mr. W. Williams, M.E., the popular manager of the Ocean Colliery, occupied the chair. Mr. E. T. Davies, F.R.O.O., gave a, bril- liant exhibition of organ playing, and his rendering of The Storm" was loudly applauded. The other artistes who took part wei-e:-Misses Phillips and Williams, Nantymoel (sopranos); Miss L. Williams, Pi .11. Nantymoel (contralto); Messrs. T. Price Jones, Neat, and John Hughes, Nanty- moel (tenors); Rev. Teify Davies and Messrs. Palmer and Rees (bass). The choir, under the conductorship of Mr. S. Tudor, also rendered selections. Miss Phillips accompanied. The secretarial duties in connection with the recital were ably carried out by Mr. James Jones, School House. The funeral of the late Mr. Selwyn David, the son of Mr. Edward David the Post Office, Nantymoel, took place on Thursday of last week. The interment was at the Calvmistic Methodist Burial- ground, Llantrisant. The Rev. M. J. Mills the pastor of Gilead (C.M.) Church, of which deceased was a faithful member, conducted a most impressive service at the house and graveside. A memorial service was held at Gilead (C.M.) Chapel on Sunday last, when the pastor preached a, most eloquent and impressive sermon. Meetings were held at the Workmen's Hall on Saturday and Sunday last, under the auspices of the Ogmore Valley I.L.P. The speaker on both occasions was the renowned Mr. Ben F. Wilson, M.A., who delivered excellent speeches to good audiences.
Dinas New Year's Eve was celebrated at Ebenezer Chapel in a very suitable man- ner. Mr. David Morgan, M.E., Llwyny- pia, very liberally treated the Sunday School children and others connected with the church to a social tea and an excellent entertainment. The Rev. E. Arfon Jones presided over the miscel- laneous concert, in which the following awards were made: —Song, ton Llan- dinam," Mr. Gwilym John; juvenile song, "Nao ildia i demtasiwn," Miss Bessie Rowlands; impunctuated reading, divided between Mr. Henry Jones and Miss J ennie Harcombe; impromptu speech, Mr. Thomas Edmunds; ear test, divided between Miss Bessie Rowlands and Miss Gwen John; impromptu reading, Miss John; song, "Y Bachgen Dewr," Mr. Henry Jones. An excellent recita- tion was Tiven by Mr. William Griffiths of "Rohyn Wyn yn eillio," from" EnoCi Huws." A vote of thanks was accorded the chairman.
Cwmparc. The young folk at St. George's Church celebrated the death of the old year and the birth of the new in fitting fashion— holding a soiree, which attracted a crowd of guests and was a success in every way. The arrangements were in the capable hands of Mr. Idrisi Evans, T.H., and the excellent programme he arranged earned him praises on all sides. Dancing was indulged in, Mr. B. Griffiths, Porth. ministering! mimcallyj and a splendid rendering of a song, Asleep in the deep," by Mr. Channing, Treorchy, was one of the features of the evening. Games were played with abundant enthu- siasm and hilarity, the old favourites, "Hunt the Trencher," "Forfeits," and Musical Chairs" constituting a medley of merriment, whilst certain male mem- bers took furtive naps between refresh- ments. The stroke of midnight was hailed with silence and then acclamation, and whilst all the company clasped hands, the minutes were made sentimentally musical with Auld Lang Syne."
Treherbert. A very successful and enjoyable social evening was spent at the Treherbert Eng- lish Wesleyan Chapel last Thursday even- ing. The following ladies kept tables: — Mrs. T. W. Webber, Mrs. John Galloway, Mrs. John Edwin Jones, and Miss Bevis. They were assisted by Miss Whale, Miss Jennie Jones, Miss Cook, Miss Jessie Lewis, and Miss Griffiths. The carving was done by Mr. George Helling and Mr. Sydney Thomas, and the cutting by Miss Buller and Miss Gertie Phillips. After having partaken of the good things pro- vided, games were indulged in by all pre- sent. Mrs. T. W. Webber also gave a humorous rendering of Mary had a, little lamb," to the great delight of the audience; while a duet by Mr. Leslie J. Phillips and Mr. W. G. Cove caused much amusement. The old veteran Mr. Richard Kinsey, again rendered his in- valuable services towards making the party such a great success. (C)
Ton. Special preaching services were held at Hebron (W.B.) on Christmas Day, when the Revs. J. Arthur Jones, Whitchurch, and E. Llwchwr Jones, of Salem, Cardiff, officiated. Mr. Jones is an old Hebron boy and a native of Ton, being the son of one of Hebron's leading deacons.- On Christmas Day, at the Salvation Army .all, Uelli, a grand Christmas tree was held. -L he chief object of interest was the fine" tree," which was heavily laden with a fine selection of children's toys, &c., and was in charge of Mrs. Clements, the wife of the commanding officer. On Boxing Day, at the Army Hall, a public tea was held, and the attendance; which was the largest for many years, gave great satisfaction to the organisers. After tea., a social evening was spent and some games indulged in. -+- Much sympathy is expressed with Mr. Durfield, grocer, Gelli, on the death of his little child, who was buried on Boxing Day. Adjutant Clements officiated. The Dead March" was played by the Sal- vation Army Band. It is with sorrow we also record the death and burial of Mr. Albert Owen, of Gelli, a young man only 21 years of age, who fell a victim to consumption. He was buried on Monday, December 27th, all Treorchy Cemetery; Adjutant elements officiated at the house and graveside. Great sorrow is expressed in the neigh- bourhood at the demise of Mrs. George, Queen Street, Ton. The deceased lady is, perhaps, best known to many as the n other of Mr. David George, one of the senior assistants at Bodringallt Council School. A number of the teaching fraternity expressed their sympathy by attending the funeral. The remains were interred at Treorchy Cemetery.
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Ynyshir Performances. The Christmas Prize" by Saron Band of Hope. This performance was given at the Workmen's Hall on Christmas night, and was patronised in a highly satisfactory manner. The book, which is not a com- plicated one, was well reproduced, and there were passages of good acting and excellent singing. The following are the chief parts: Meddlesome Brag," Mr. David Evans; "Willie," Master Trefor Thomas; "Lawyer Gruff," Mr. William Davies, and his "Clients," Messrs. J. T. Davies, T. Ablett, D. Evans, and Mrs. Evans; "Joe," Master Iorwerth Thomas; "Tommy," Master Bertie Thomas; "Mr. Lovegood," Mr. Evan Thomas. Santa Glaiusi" fpund a. good impersonator in Mr. W. J. Parry. A quartet, "Night," was sung by Mesdames A. Evans and M. Ablett and Messrs. A. Thomas and G. Ablett. A solo with chorus, Just in time," was sung by Miss Mary Ann Wil- liams. Misses R. M. Davies and B. I, Hughes made a good duet in Roses," and later Pensive Winds." The soloists in "May we come in were Misses L. I A. Ablett, M. M. Harris', M. Cboper and G. Gwilym. There were several full choruses, semi-choruses and boys' choruses, I all of which were well rendered. The conductor responsible for the training of 1 the choir is Mr. Jenkin Jones and the result speaks highly of his ability. The accompanists were Mr. W. J. Davies and R. M. Davies. LMI-, !T. W. John (schoolmaster) presided.
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