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Treherbert Tags. Hullo more complaints. Some-oaie is now grumbling because the iced-drinks at our ice-cream shops are too gassy." It is here that our young hopefuls con- gregate on Sundays to gas"" about Saturday's football. It smells unpleasant t.) us. When the above is react we expect ,an "explosion" unless! the I? them to' keep cool. This may be the explanation as' to why the dnnl<<,5a .< "gassy." Thus they drink—not »»it their own words. -0- Anyone who has passed the Old National Schools lately, will have noticed a minia- ture landslip," as stated by n, coutem- pory. The outside wall has collaosed and is now a regular coal-tip of debris irregulae, rather. We would rather think it is the result of a miniature earthquake." At any rate, many "shocks" have been felt there of late. Further particulars: may appear Inter and then Treherhert will have an abundance of severe "shods." Treherhert was on the verge of a devo- lution last week, merely because the Rhondda, Loader contained no "Tags." We hear that John cannot work without them Jane quiets baby with them and, in fact, even—but modesty permits not. Eighteen points to five is a. bigger f-lefeat than was anticipated for Treher- bert N.U. at Ebbvv Vale on Saturday. Our team was but poorJy represented. Where are Windsor Jones and others of bter --+-- It JS very likely that a. new chapel will soon t-w, eilcleted at Ynyswen. Some of the characters in Death Row" want reforming, and we sincerely hope that this will tend to do so. We have heard of an American inven- tion for testing the sex of oggs. Our local aspiring politician tells us that he is sure of the sex of those eggs which do not hit him. They are "elderly misses." --+-- Two frieards met in Bute Street the other1 afternoon. Remarking on the weather, one said that we had not had much cold weather this winter. No," his companion replied, but when we did 'ave it, we 'ad it 'ot." A new system of liouse-building is now in vogue at Treherhert. The purchaser of a. house will find that, after has signed the contract, he is expec ad to ,i build the back-yard. Treherbfe- tes jerry-builders galore, j
Late Mrs. Phillips, Treorchy Impressive Fune ral Scenes. The funeral of the late Mrs. Sarah Phillips (wife of Mr William Phillips, grocer, Treorchy), whose dcrlil we announced last week, took place on Thursday last and was very largely attended. _> ollowing a short service at the house, conducted b- the Revs. T. G. Griffiths, Gwersyllt Wrexham, and J. Williams, Wigan, a very impressive I memorial service was held at Bethania Chapel, the Rev. D. Rhagfyr Jones (pastor) presiding. The Rev. T. L, Davies, Soar, Cwmparc, read a portion of Scrip- ture, and the Rev. H. T. Jacob, Peniel, Carmarthen, led in orayer. Numerous letters of symuathy and apology for non- attendance were received from ministers and public men all over the Principality. The Chairman (Rev, D. R. Jones) referred in sympathetic terms to the death of mrs. Phillips, and dwelt very forcibly on her strength of character, purity of mind, and the strenuousness of her efforts in all matters relating to the ritual and social amelioration of the neighbourhood. Eloquent testimonies were also given by the R-e- H. P. Jenkins, Aberaman; Dr. Ben Davies, Trelech (both of whom have been former pastors of Bethania, and I consequently been brought into close touch with the deceased) Mr. David Evans, Whitland (formerly headmaster at Treorchy Schools), and others. The Rev. D. John, Maesteg, concluded the meeting by prayer, and as the assembly left the building, Prof. D. Cyril Jenkins (organist) played the "Dead March" in Saul most effectively.. The procession from Bethania to the scene of interment at the Carmel Burial Ground, Treherbcrt, was very orderly and lengthy, and was witnessed byrmdrecls I of spectators, who lined the streets. The order of the procession was as fol- lows —Ministers, County and District I Councillors, Guardians, members of the Grocers' Association, Merched y De, Tre- orchy Progressive Theology League, general public, Bethania Chapel Choir, coffin, which was of -anelled oak with heavy brass fittings, and covered with a velvet pall. The; chief mourners were: Mr Wm. Phillips (widower) Mr. W. Josiah Phillips (son); Sally, Addie, and Conway Phillips (grandchildren); and Rachel Jones (niece). The scene at the graveside was very touching and the Rev. D. R. Jones spoke words of comfort to the bereaved relatives. The rev. gentle- man was assisted by the Revs. J. E. Thomas, Ramah, and D. Rees, Rock, Cwmavon. I Among those present at the funeral were: -County Councillors David Evans, Whitland; Tom Jones, Treorchy E. T. Da vies Ton-Pentre; and Enoch Davies. J.P., TrehfiTbert; District Councillors W. T. Jones, J.P., Treorchy; and Thos. Thomas, Ystrad; Guardian W. B. Mason. Gelli; Revs. Hugh Curry, Ystrad- Rhondda.; B. Davies, D.D., Newcastle Einlyn; J. R. Dlavies, Bnonllwjyn; J. Park Davies, B.A., B.D., Pontypridd E. W. Davies, Ton-Pentre; E. R. Dennis, Treorchy; T. Davies. Cwmparc; Pethian Davies, Treherhert; Glwenffi'wd Evans Gelli; T. G. Griffiths, GwersyHt; Rowland Hughes, B.D. Tylorstown: D. Rhagfyr Jones, Bethania; H. T. Jacob. Peniel. Carmarthen; D. John, Maesteg: D. C: Jones, Tynewydd: II. P. Jenkins, Aber- aman R. Jones, Pencoed Geler Jones, Tonypandy; D. Rees, Cwmavon J. W. Thomas, Ton; J. E. Thomas, Ramah; W. Thomas, Pentrebac-h; J. Williams, Wigan; and J. Williams, Trehafou." Among the general public were Messrs. Isaac Austin, Ocean Offices Septimus Ashton, Merthyr Yale; D. C. Davies, Aberaman L. M. Davies. Pentre Schools; D. Daviex, butcher, Treorchy: Evans, Temple of Fashion; W. Evans, Bethania Cottage; Tom Evans, Pentre; J. Gower, Treorchy T. Griffiths, Pembroke House J. Griffiths, Cardiff H. Howells, Tre- orchy Schools; T. Jacob, Treorchy; W. Jones, M.E., Treorchy; Prof. D: Cyril Jenkins, Treorchy; Messrs. J. B. Jones, Abertillery; I. B. Johns, Glanyrafon; J. Jones, sculptor; J. Llewellyn, Car- diff; T. Lovell, Cardiff; Lewis Lewis, Ystrad T. Millward, solicitor, Pentre 1. T. Morgan, Whitchurch; T. Morgan. Cwmparc Schools; S. Nicholas, TreTH-chy W. H. Owen, Ynyswen Schools; W. T. Owen, Progressive League D. Pritehard, inspector, Evan Phillips. Dare Colliery: J. Rees, IvAlitclitirQl; E. Rees, Cloth Hall W. E. Roberts, advertising agent; R. Treasure, contractor, Tre- orchy James Thomas, grocer Treorchy J. E. Thomas, draper, Treorchy; D. S. Thomas, Bazaar, Pentre: T. A. Thomas, Foundry, Ton; Samuel Thomas. Ramah J. Williams. Trealaw; W. Williams, Troedyrhiw T. Williams, Bronlhvyn; J. Williams, County Stores D. M. William; draper; Henry Williams. Cardiff; H. A. Iliff e, Caxton Press.
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Mld-Rhondda Musings. Many thanks for the pancakes left at these offices on Tuesday. The owners can have them retuirned if they'll favour us with a. call. Owing to the exigencies of space, .all matter sent to us has to scissored to his minutest limit. Our office scissors has failed to make the least impression tin these dainty edible, hence the above in- timation. Mr. Ernest Da,vidson, the parochial' tnissioner of St. Thomas's, Glydach Vale, is gaining notoriety. A fortnight ago he figured as witness in an assault case at Ystrad Police Court, and was variously described as "Parson," and Mr. Parson," etc, Mr. James Phillips, the popular solici- tor, went a step farther, and humorously christened him, "The Fighting Parson." This appellation is not altogether mal- apropos. ♦ G Not long ago, while Mr. Davidson (then the Police Court missionier;) was proceeding through a dark street -at Dinas when he was set upon ky -.t burly navvy. It was a case of catching a Tartar" for the navvy. No sooner had he aimed a. blow at the missioner than he was promptly knocked down. Pleading for mercy, he was allowed to get up, and after being compelled to Esteii to some plain truths, he went away 111 a humbler frame at mind. Schoolmasters are getting quite up to date in their methods. The following ranster note from one school to another I was sent with the scholar. stituted"lay^u coursei *mTe ^een sub-j o u e by us. », sydd i sicrhau fod y clygiedydd 1 Abraham Joseph Isa-ae, yn aelod tfydd- lawn a chyflawn o'r Ysgol Gors Anobaith, cyflwy»ir ef yn rwgnach- /V 4>Ichwla1er y-^gol yn Mynydd Seion Cwm Rhondda. Anvyddwyd' dros yr ysgol,—Shon Cute." y After this, we may expect a new scholar being asked by his schoolmaster to give las opinion as to the spiritual poten- tialities of his old master's cliasteninc powers. °
Pentre Pellets. An acquaintance of ours is an incurable punster. He punned on a photographer's toothache the other day. He" drew" the tooth. Here is a bit of simple arithmetic. Ir it takes a gang of workmen three months to pave 100 yards of road, how long will it take to pave the way for reforms in tho financial administration of the Council ? -+-- A Pentre ratepayer declares that one reason for the enormous wastage of gas is that so much of it is used in the Council..But we think better of our Councillors than that. The Pentre Trades and Labour Council is wise in its generation. It is never safe to fight a doctor, especially if he's a Radical. Butt what we want to know is: What does it exist for? To pass pious resolu- tions and to clasp hands when the election is coming on is hardly becoming to a body that possesses a. Banner of its own. A letter sent by Mr. E. V. Davies, of the "Leader" staff and safely delivered to Councillor W. P. Thomas. Treorchy, bore the following" .address" "Llythyr bychan, cera di Fr Cynghorwr W. P.' Gwyddost lie mae e'n trigiannu Gyda'r Ocean yn Nbreorci." The "other master" of a large boys-' school in our district is upholding the dignity of his position. The excellent singing; of his pupils gives great delight to the frequent passers-by. We see no U rees-on why this should not be so.
Porth Jottings. The Porth Harmonic Society is a pro- gressive one, and possesses this grim determination which is characteristic of the sons of Britons. Having glorified the "Creation"; sang the praises of "Joseph"; tuned their voices to the lyre of David and enacted afresh" David and Goliath pf rtaken of the sweetness of the musical strength in "Samson"; and revealed in song the follies of Belshazzar." Having sung of the Passion" of the "Messiah"; of" St. Paul," and also of The Last Judgment," they a o now preparing the "Day of Vengeance.' Thus. J in song, have they covered a- period of nearly 6^000 years. FurtheimiQ>r< they now intend probing the future. Surely, a record ;8 thùs eI;tâhli;.hed by them in the musical world. Considerable laughter was c,a-Li at the British Widows Association's '-ocial" r ecently when Dr. Waldo James aw-iogised to the English gentlemen press fur giving preference to Welsh, I Do you see. gentlemen." he said, "I 1 cannot help but speak Welsh. I was- bred upon Welsh milk. I even dream in Welsh." --+-- We venture to suggest that, if the doctor snores, he snores in the vernacular, too.
Ystrad Yaps. A young man of a pugilistic turn of mind, who had been forcibly ejected from a public-house, was heard to remark, I Defy the World." [This, of course, is mere play on dramatic titles.— sviiitor.j --+- A goose (at Ystrad) took it into her head to run a race with one of the trams. She persisted in keeping on the track, and in consequence the tram had to stop. Some people will probably sav she is not the only goose the trams have to stop for. We would advise the young man who saw so many stars last Saturday, to go in for' astrology.
Ton Tsfk. A certain resident of Ton emphatically declared that lie had heard the cuckoo this year. Doubtless he intends this for a lark." At the same time, he must be a hit of a jay." .+-- He might have said that lie heard the nightingale while he was about it. A good thing for him the arm of the law did not nab him, as it mifrht have meant for him ii.iglit-iii-gaol." 1 The visit of Princess Louise has now been definitely fixed for July next. The programme submitted by the" enterprising secretary, Mr. Tom Davies, has met with I Royal approval. The good friends and admirers of Supt. Williams, late of Ton, are placing their appreciation of his services on record, by presenting him and his wife with a mag- nificent illuminated address and a hand- some silver tea and coffee service. -+-- When asked to. buy a ticket for the forthcoming banquet to be held at the Workmen's uall on St. David's Day, a certain individual remarked that he pre- ferred a few pennyworths of fish and chips. Surely, a dish fit for the gods.
Ferndale Filterings. The cricket section of the Athletic Club has arranged a. week's tour through Hereford in the early part of the summer. Without being over-sanguine, they hope to equal the achievements of the football section—the Wanderers—in their recent visit to Devonshire. A local politician with an eye to the main chance suggests that contrivances for the reception of waste-paper, orange peel, &c., should be fixed to the stan- dards of the Tramway Company. Doubtless this would improve the con- dition of the streets. The absence of the familiar lights in the windows of the Library and Institute makes High Street look quite cheerless. The football enthusiast knows no limits. No less a place than the top of Blaen- llechau Mountain is the playing field of a. team called the "Zebras." We should have thought that Chamois would be more appropriate. Certain mysterious lights appear on the Owmaman Mountain on Saturday even- ings about the hour of midnight. The explanations offered are many, but wo await further information before pro- nouncing all opinion. At a recent Socialist meeting on the Strand. livelv scenes were witnessed, and a- cynical passer-by wanted to know whether the "Revolution" had really come. At a recent meeting in the North Street Schools, a Socialist wag asked one of the Councillors how it came about that thirty- two acres had been acquired by the Council for a cemetery, and only six acres for a park. Evidently, he shares Sir Marc liar, t Williams' objection to the dead being given preference over the quick. Thp Institute Committee has not defi- nitely given the buiidin" over to the con- tractor. The library is housed it Penuel Vestry, and the billiards and games sec- tion at the Assembly Hall. The new buildings will comprise a swim- ming bath, two halls, a billiard room with five tables, a library and reading room, a skittle alley, and a coffee bar.
Ystrad. At the Ystrad-Rhondda Conservative Club, a public meeting was held on Thursday last, Mr. Geo. Durnell presid- ing, when Mr. E. Waddington (.late Par- liamentary candidate for Bishop Auck- land). delivered an address upon "Is the present Government worthy of the confi- dence of the people? The speaker dealt with the legislation of the Government in a trenchant style, and vigorously denounced several of the leading mea- sures introduced. Many questions were asked at the close and satisfactorily answered. The meeting was closed with the usual votes of thanks to the speaker and chairman. On Sunday last, Bodringallt Sunday School held their quarterly meeting. The morning portion was devoted to question- ing the adult classes in Scripture, the afternoon meeting being similarly devoted to the juveniles. The evening service consisted of solos, duets, recitations, dialogues, &c., by the children, assisted by a few adults. The Rev. T. D. Jones (pastor) presided during the day, and Mr. Willie Harris accompanied on the organ. A grand social was given to the Band o." Hope children at Bethel (C.M.) Vestry oil Tuesday night last for their excellent work in connection with the recent con- certs held a few weeks ago: The follow- ing ladies officiated at the tables: —Mrs. H. Lewis, Miss M. E. Price Miss A. J. Jones, Miss M. Jones. Mrs. Wilks, Mrs. Evans, Miss Deborah Williams, Mrs. Roderick, Miss Jenkins, Mrs. Davies, and Mrs. Ware. Following the tea, an in- teresting entertainment took olace, vocal items being contributed by Messrs. Idris Evans and Tim May, and Misses Eiluned Lloyd and Lizzie Jenkins.
The hockeyite with green stockings more than half enjoyed himself lri-t Saturday—in the previous match the enjoyment was "at half. "His confreres he frequently left outside." -+- His display provided fun for the spec- tators, although no admission fee was charged. Did anyone mention something, about the N.S.P.C. ? -+-- A prominent Pentre ratepayer was heard asking the present address of the Ratepayers' Association. It seems that he has been reading the detailed report of the Auditor in last week's "Leader."