RAW MATERIAL OF PAPER. Over fifty kinds of bark are now used to manufacture paper," besides banana skins, bean stalks, pea vines, cocoanut fibre, clover and hay, straw, fresh-water weeds, sea-weeds, and over 150 kinds of grasses. Also hair, fur, wool, asbestos, hop plants, weeds, husks, and stems of Indian corn, all kinds of moss, sawdust, shav- ing:, thistle, thistledown, .and tobacco stocks. «
The Durham Disaster. following verses, inspired by the jv ? disaster at the West Stanley Mine, Div>wmLi v<? *>eeu '^nt us by Mrs. Sam penioi T<\ 'i lented wife of our & local amusement purveyor. ^eao^ reigns supreme in the villages around, 6 are haPPy in their homes above ground, 6l^« J115*5* and 'God-speed," and they're to their work, rdl-eafnillg -Ilow death in the deep shadows lurk. ^ere s the old man who goes off with g t ^arce a word, js. wife knows the love's there, tho' H no sound is heard, goae down the pit now year aft jr It'c Part of his life, as is his love for her, middle aged husband, with Thoxf^ G strong, caiS7' 9')0<1 nigJit, mother, take care, won't be long,* +-l e m5Jther so proud,- follows out to the gate, 5 6 hiteC"< S ^iem and calls "Don't be rri & the young wife just married a year Hold a ay:' Tn^ier* kabe to"her breast, clings to ,C,I,t, JackA.Ild,,savs "StaN, 11 It s so lonely' I'm fearsome," and she looks,rsoii-ie, n to hisScW.iler and gW? °ff~ Down., they go all. of them out from God's Do •' ^care ^ie depths, without Other^ IV s,1"'e3 an^ a joke arid a cheer jeer cuilses^ and some God's name ilence reigns for a time then a terrible j w asii ] 1 I Ju£t like Hell's ammunition let 100se- "'bS^s^d^i^* tl,at question' ^alive^ Tnomen^s the pit head's *rom ^le village men and women wJl ? blanched and haggard, eyes Run Snd t;fpothers and wives, aye, and httle child.. No + ongue can express> no pen could Sud^Urtray' „ scene of excitement, of women at Th y' eU+, (^OWn on their knees, they wait for Tl • l. Worst, ail"0^ lover who kissed, of husband v "O cursed. But what doe,4 it matter, kiss or curse, Ti s the same, J' re down in that Hell, in that hOrrile flarrie: God, bring them back safely," an old T|,„ Woma" cries, yooang wife calls. "God take me too if •HE dies!" work of rescue goes on don?er°US work> but has' to be done, And bravely the men all fall into line, mine Wllhn8^ to ^wn the mine. AIII is oer, dead aiid living brought out from the mine, Down the street a, procession comes just one long black lille 3 SboySWiat iS Ieft of the husbands and boys, And the wives and the mothers, deprived of their joys, bravely aiid say 'tis 110 use to repllle- But God guard all colliers who work in the mine. MADGE DUCKWORTH.
Nantymoel. Co&01'e^Vall6y Tj,ades and Labour tW "Wr n Tuesday, the 23rd inst., at Avails0 men s Hall, Mr. James Wignall, addressed a meeting under the a ffi^es °f 'the above Council. There was fair number present, who listened with I sfeaker n^^°U remarks of the Thum'IIv ^f^ings.—On Wednesday and Under +i last week/ two meetings, Branok a"spices of the Ogmore Valley Partv.. ° i Independent Labour Ou tfr-Iere held at the Workmen's Hall. \\ilSo„e™day night, the Rev. J. Stitt i'or ,-A-) was the speaker. He took for q •'The Historical Argument AlexisAia^m-" The following night th6 a a Russian exile, addressed itnRsja?,tluS on "The Reign of Terror in given j.1 very vivid description was ^pire °f affairs in the Russian ^ended /T° meetings were well at- °Ut. a + veiT enthusiastic through- J^eetinrr „ e f ase„ °f Thursday night's ^'oposition nS °4 condolence, on the ^;ui) ail l £ (the chair- VVa^paied^ SSd*?i by ^r* Jas- Thom^ ^iners who ln^? +l rrelatlves of the Diisto?ViSj,1;68 1,1 the Ste»'oy Death.—During the early hours of 1 fi Tho™* Da vies" 45, Og^v y Slet) Blaenogwy, passed avvay at I CC • e^ly age- The deceased bonf^ aihng for some time, and little The t en'fcertained for his recovery, took y1 'vhlCn, wa? large]y attended, Blaenr? 6^011 Tuesday afternoon at ^°henf'bS?111! eifr' • .T!le Rev" J- A. and -j officiated at the house f°l't to +T 211(1 sP°kei words of com- is felt f mournersi. Great sympathy their srul°K widow and relatives in bereavement.
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A RECENT INVENTION—SEA-BATHING. A little more than 100 years since, it is hard to reflect, there was no such thing as sea-bath- ing in this country. The first man who ever had what we would call a proper, real sea-bath was one Ralph Allen, a Bath philanthropist, who was taken ill, and was prescribed this, as it then seemed, strange and mad treatment of bathing the bare body in the open sea. This was in 1763 at Weymouth; but it took nearly thirty years more for it to become at all a general practice. When it did so Cowes, then declining for want of shipbuilding, became a most favoured place; families- went to stay the summer there, and the husbands and fathers, wanting something vigorous to do, invented yachting, so to speak, and took keenly to it. — 4
NAILS OF THE HAND. A Russian scientist has made an exhaustivfe st.udy of the nails of the hand, some of the re- sults of which be regards as of medico-legal im- portance. Among other things he asserts that the nails of the right hand in a right-handed person are wider by. from one-half to two milli- metres than the corresponding nails on the left hand; while in left-handed persons the reverse obtains, and in the ambidextrous the nails are of equal size on the two hands. The thickness of the nails diminishes progressively from the thumb to the little finger.
DIETETIC VALUE OF HOSEY. According to Dr. Forbes Ross, of Edinburgh, fine honey gives more than 1, COO units of energy per pound weight, aN against 500 units from one pound of butcher's meat. It is certain that in the most ancient times honey was a favourite food- It is. however, says the Caterer, urged that the special honey concentrating in itself special merits, both in a. dietetic and ako in a medicinal ense, can only be found in Jamaica. Jamaica, whose original name signified "land of wood and water," is in some respects a land of flowers too, because of its many rivers, which, though too short for commercial uses, tend, in conjunction with the great mean heat the whole year through, to produce amazing quantities of flowers.
THE TANKARD. The tankard was made of precious metals, of pewter, of wood, and certainly its popularity is as widespread, says the Gentleman's Magazine, among those who drink malt liquors as it was among the hardest-drinking early inhabitants of the British Isles. Among the most ancient speci- mens are the peg tankards." These are said to have been introduced by St. Dunstan as a check on the intemperance of his day. Pegs Inarkedtlic tankard at intervale, beyond which the drinker was not to go, else he had more than his comrades. But, curiously enough, this device proved the means of aggravating the evil it was intended to remedy, for, as a refine- ment on St. Dun.scan'a simple plan, the most a b- stemious drinkers were required when the tank- ard went round, to drink precisely to a peg indi- cated, whether their heads could stand the amount of such distempering draught" or not. Thence comes the phra.se, "He is a peg too low. And, like the tankard, there is another drinking vessel—used, it is true, only by the humbler clashes, but many centuries old—the honest earthenware mug, brown and cool, for ale or cider, seen at many a little roadside inn, and on the table outside, where sit caterers and wayfarers under the ample tree which usually shelters them, while the horses drink leisurely from the adjacent drinking trough. The earthen- ware mug was even used at modest city feeds in the seventeenth century, ati(l, as well as the wooden trencher, is associated for a long period of the past with the humble majority.
V 7— THE TOWN DWELLER'S BLACK LUKGs. It is quite possible, says a doctor who has in- vestigated the subject, to determine when hold- ing an inquest whether the deceased had been long a city dweller or had come from the coun- try. Any person who has lived a considerable length of time in a smoky city gives evidence of the fact in the state of his lungs. The lungs of city people arc always dark at the top and red below. The cause, of course, is to be found in the lmcroscopic particles of soot that are always ln.<e atmosphere. The soot is inhaled with the air, and stops in the upper part of the lung, where it is partly absorbed by the tissues ii them its own colour. As a general i .un"s People who live in cities wnere coal is burnt are darker than those of country people, but sometimes the absorption is so great that the upper part of the organ is almost black. What effect the discoloration may have on the general health is a matter of opinion, but to say the least, it does not help anyone to have his lungs filled with soot from the chimneys. — »
CLEANING WATCHES WITH BREAD. Perhaps the most novel use to which bread is put may be seen in some of the great watch fac- tories, where more than forty loaves of fresh bread are sometimes used each day. From the earliest times in the history of watchmaking it has been the custom to reduce fresh bread to the form of dough. This dough is used for re- moving oil and chips that naturally adhere in course of manufacture to pieces as smerll as the parts of a watch. There are many parts of a watch, by the way, that are so small as to be barely visible to the naked eye. The oil is ab- sorbed by this dough, and the chips stick to it, and there is no other known substance which can be used as a wiper without leaving some of its particles attached to the thing wiped. This accounts for the continued use of bread dough in the watchmaking industry. ♦ —
THE GREAT WHITE SHARK. The man-eating fish par excellence is the great white shark. It is otherwise known by the name of man-eater. Occasionally specimens are seen on both coasts of the United States, though its more customary, habitat is in tropical waters. This frightful creature attains a length of nearly forty feet, and it is able toswallow a man whole. This fact is proved by an experiment which sailors are fond of making when such a shark is captured. The skull being preserved, they amuse themselves by crawling one .after 'another through the distended jaws. It would be unsafe to do this, however, when the head has been freshly cut off, because under such conditions the jaws will snap together fiercely for some time afterwards if anything is placed between them. The skull of a big shark, bv the wav is always saleable owing to the demand by museums and curiosity hunters. A young sea lion weighing 1001b. has been found in the stomach of a white shark. — —4—_
THE DEDICATION OF BELLS. Among dedications of bells in the Middle Ages, that to Gabriel was common. It was natural, for the bell which was used to call the people to commemorate the mystery of the In- carnation, in the ringing of the Angelu^ to re- ceive the name of the Angel of the Incarnation. So, too, the bell which was used to toll for the dying or the dead might bear the name of St. Michael, guardian of departing spirits. Raphael is less common, though examples are found. Among dedications to the saints, St. Mary is of course the most frequent. Many bells are dedi- cated to St. Peter. Local saints have their ehare.,
Snowflakes contain about nine times as many volumes of air, entangled, so to speak, among their crystals, as they contain water; so that a fall of snow ten inches deep is about equivalent to an inch of rain. In ancient and more simple times it was the custom never to shave. For 400 years there was no such thing as a barber heard of in Rome. On a very clear, starry night about 2,000 stars, may sometimes be seen by the naked eye in the northern hemisphere, but countless numbers are brought into view by a powerful telescope. In witnessing the satisfaction with which some people depreciate us: one would think that their virtues fatten on our vices. Live an indifferent life, and what you will have to say to the world at the end will prob- ably be not worth hearing. When you make a, mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into youjE own mind, and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. "fhe future is yet in your power. Rules in the home or school, reforms in city goveriimetit, statutes for the protection 6f society, acts again.-t greed and bribery, all are, good and beneficial; but more important still are- moral and religious teachings and counsels. Iletiry asked-me to be his wife last night," she told her chum. Oh, I'm so delighted, Ger- trude. And how did it happen:" Well, he just asked mc, and Lsaid, Yes,' and then h6; just: stood up and folded his arms." "Wliatl He was no more interested than that?" "Oh, but, you see, I was in them when he folded them." The assistants at a large linen-draper's shop were preparing for the yearly sale. What shall I mark that lot of black silk?" asked an assist- ant of the employer. "Mark the price fifteen shillings a yard," was the answer. u'But it only cost ten shillings a yard," said the astonished employee. "I don't care what it cost. I am selling off regardless of cost," re- torted the shop-owner. There are few things we need more to guard; r against than discouragement. When once we come under its influence it makes us weak, rob- bing us of our hope, and making cowards of us. Some men put such serious handicaps on all their endeavours by their bad manners and un- tidy dress, by their use of slang, and by making a, bad first impression, that they are never able to use their real ability to advantage and are always kept back. Calms are often dangerous because they are so treacherous and deceitful. The wary seaman knows that they may be the immediate precur- sor of a storm. There are calms of pride and self-assurance, of ease and self-content. "Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest* he fall." He's for ever prating about what his con- science tells him. What does his conscience tell him, any way?" "Apparently it usually tells him what awful sinners his. neighbours are." She (making up):And you will admit you were wrong?. lie (a young lawyer): "No, but I'll admit that an Unintentional error might have unknowingly crept into my assertion." Is your climate rather changeable?" asked the tourist. No it answered the old settler, who always contradicts. "If it was, don't you suppose we'd have changed it for something else years ago? Neighbour: "And what did the doctor say?" Old Man: 'E said no more medicine, but if ye take a little walk of a marnin' on the common an' get the air, mebbe you'll live to be a oxvffenaria'n."
Burning Accident at Tonypandy. On Monday last another sad accident occurred in the! family of Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths, 6, Brynhyfryd, Tonypandy the youngest of their five children being burnt through her flannelette nio-ht-dress taking fire, xortunately both Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths were in the house, or the consequences would undoubtedly have been fatal. Quite a series of accidents have happened to this unfortunate family during the last six months. A boy had a broken leg, two girls had a broken arm, and dislocated shoulder, respectively, and their youngest daughter now lies ill fror. burns. The father, who Is a chronic in- valid, has done but, six weeks' work in two years; and the mother who js very frail, has not enjoyed the best of health for some time, in her arduous duties in keeping; up the home. This is a most deserving case for the charitable, and any heln sent to the Rhondda Leader" Office will be promptly handed them.
Church of England Men's Society. A meeting in connection with one of the forward movements of the Church in the present century, was held at the Church Hall, Tonypandy, on Saturday evening last, when the Rev. D. Ellis JetleSI, Vicar of Aberavon, o-ave a most eloquent and convincing address with re- gard to the aims of the society, namely the practice of daily prayer and some definite personal work for the church. It was unanimously and enthusiastically de- cided to form a, branch of the O.E.M.S. in the parish. We understand that the society numbers over 60,000, the present chairman being the Archbishop of York. The vicar of Llwynypia will be glad to re- ceive applications for membership from any and all churchmen.
Whist Drive and Dance at Tony- pandy. A most successful and enjoyable even- ing was spent by a large company of ladies and gentlemen at the Church Hall on Shrove Tuesday, at a, whist drive and dance promoted on behalf of the Build- ing Fund of St. Andrew's Church. The ladies' first prize was secured by Miss Jones, Bridge St., Tonypandy, and the second prize fell to Miss Gladys Parry Post Office, Llwynypia. Consolation prize. Mrs Tom Williams, Hill Side. Gentlemen s first .prize,. Dr. Burton second prize, Mr. E. I)avies; consolation prize, Mr. Falser. The nrizesi, which were distributed by Mrs. Milburn, were vel1 by Mrs. Linton, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Corner Evans, Mrs. Hoyle, and Mrs Sam Davies. y--
British and Foreign Bible Society. The Rev. Gwernogle Evans, represen- tative of the British and Foreign Bible. Society, visited Mid-Rhoudda on Wed- nesday last, when he delivered a, power- ful address on the claims of the society upon this district, to rather a sparse audi- ence. However, the district had contri- buted well in the past, and the collectors were now making house to house visita- tions for donation, and have the power to place a oiole in any home that may pos sibly be unable to procure one. The Rev. E. Richards (Ebenezer) presided. The Rev. J. Morgan (Bethania) and Mr. D. Jones, assistant overseer, also took oart. Enquiries may be made to Mr. D. Jones or the assistant sees., Messrs Hugh Wil- liams (Grocers' Offices) or G. Evans (printer). I (printer).
Ogmore Vale, Smoker.—A very successful smoking concert was held at the Ogmore Valley Hotel on Monday evening last, under the auspices of the local Rifle Club. The chairman for the evening was Mr. Wm. Bartlett, and the accompanist was Mr. W. H. Capel. A veiy interesting pro- gramme was carried out, and included W. H. Capel. A veiy interesting pro- gramme was carried out, and included the following items: — Songs' by Messrs. John Lewis, G. Kinsey, G. Morgan, G. David, Idris Williams and Tom Thomas; I cornet solos by Messrs. J. Stepheius and J. Dunn; duet, Messrs. G. David and G. Kinsey; and recitation by Mr. Tom Waters. The prizes which were won in the recent shooting competition were presented to the successful competitors by Mr. J. H. Moss. The chief item of the evening was the presentation of a magnificent marble clock to the club's secretary, Mr. A. E. Marks. The cere- mony was performed by, Mrs. Rhys Thomas, who referred in glowing terms' to Mr1. Marks' services to the Rifle Club. Doctors' Question.—We understand that 34 applications have been received for the post of medical officer to the! workmtfn of the Aber Colliery. The applicants include two doctors from the Valley. The committee will thin the applications down to four, and the doctor will be balloted for from these four at the end of the present week. Concert.—A highly successful concert was held at Bethania Chapel on Wednes- day night last week. The artistes for the occasion were as follow —Soprano, Madam Mills-Reynolds; contralto, Madame Cassie Rees-Jones; tenor, Mr. D. Ellis; bass, Mr. D. Chubb. Accompanist, Prof. W. Leyshon; violinist, Mr. Hyam Freedman. All the artistes gave of their best, and their performance prompted and merited the hearty applause of the huge audience present. The concert was a great suc- cess, and the funds of Bethania 01lape\ were thereby greatly augmented5, Obittiary.-NVitli deep, regret we have to record the death of Mr. Henry Phil- lips, carpenter, of Glyn Street, Ogmore Vale. On Monday morning the startling news was received that his sister, Mrs. Llewellyn, who resided with him,, had found him dead in bed, he having evi- dently passed^ !away during his sleep. Deceased was in his 73rd year, yet every body was taken by surprise at the news of his death, for during last week he was working as usual, and on Sunday night was in chapel. Mr. Phillips was an old resident of the Valley, and his familiar face will be much missed by his niany friends. We also chronicle the death of Mr. J. D. Jones; Dorothy Restaurant, who passed ;nvay early on Monday morning. Deceased who was quite a, young man, had been in failing health for the past few years, a id contracted consunvption. We tender our greatest sympathy to the relatives in their sad bereavement.
Treherbert. rrhe'YIlysYen Wo.sjeyaiisl contemplate the erection of a, new chapel in Ynyswen Road about 50 yards higher up than Ynyswen Schools. Messrs Lewis Jones, and Harry Clarke (Treorchy) are to be congratulated on the success of the Wes- leyans in this district, since their advent some time ago. These two men were originally members at Tabernacle, Tre- orchy, in which place a cantata will be given this month, the proceeds of which will go towards the building fund of the new chapel. At a meeting; of the Emmanuel Young People's' Mutual Improvement Society on Monday evening, a paper was read on Athletics," by Mr Dingley. the Treher- Monday evening, a paper was read on Athletics," by Mr Dingley. the Treher- bert Northern Union forward. --+-- The Young People of Carmel have done much of late. After considerable ex- penditure they have purchased a splendid bioscope, with suitable, films, etc., with which they intend giving entertainments every Satuirday evening to the young people and children of the neighbour- hood. The first entertainment, which took place last Saturday, was immensely successful, and very well attended. This is another piece of evidence which shows what good work our young people's societies intend to accomplish., and Car- mel is to be congratulated for this splen-
PEARL LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY, LIMITED. LONDON BRIDGE, E.C. Summary of ANNUAL REPORT for, the Year Ending Dec. 31st, 1908 Although there has been serious depression in .trajle throughout the coyntry during the past year, the Directors are very glad to place before the Shareholders^ accounts showing a most gratifying increase, both in the income and in the savings, beyond those recorded in the operations of the previous year. Seven and eight years ago respectively, the income and assets of the Company reached, for the first time, the sum of One Million Pounds. The figures below indicate the satisfactory progress achieved since. INCOME. ASSETS. INCOME. ASSETS. 1901.. £ 1,005,988. 1900.. £ 1,200,286. 1908..£1;902,5]6. 1908.. £ 4,297,026. A Valuation of the business as at December ,31st last, has been submitted; to the Company's Consulting Actuary, R. M. Moore, Esq., who reporto. a HiupluS of £ 403,025 after providing for all liabilities. INCOME. ■ The Total Income for the year amounted to £1:902,516 6s. 2d., being an increase of £ 146^476 18s. 3d. over that of the previous year. This includes £ 318,882 17s. lOd. income in the Ordinary Branch, which is £ 30,624 10s. lOd. greater than the pre- vious year. The number of Policies issued during the year in this Branch was 14,114, assuring the sum of £ 1,219,690 0s. 0d., and producing a New Annual Premium Income of £ 53.405 3s. 8d. PREMIUMS (DECEMBER, 1908). The new Policies issued during the year number 1,298,842, and the Premium Income on the Policies in force on the Company's books now amounts to £ 1,854.143 9s. 3d. CLAIMS. — The Company lias paid 83,856 Life Claims, Grants and Matured Endowments during the year, amounting with Bonuses to £ 607,072 8s. 3d., which, added to.the sums previously paid in claims since the establishment of the Company, make a total of £ 6,398,999 14s. 2d. ACCUMULATED FUNDS. The total Funds, with Capital paid up, now amount to £ 4^297,026 16s. 4d., show- ing an increase for the year of £ 516,684 19s. 8d. This is the largest annual increase to the funds yet recorded by the C-buipany. By Order, JAMES ROLL, Chairman. Wanted, additional representatives in all districts. To good business men liberal terms and certain success. Apply to the District Superintendents: W. BO WEN. 32, Ystrad Road, Pentre. W. T. JOHNSON, 1, Arcade Offices, Pontypridd, -!96 J. EVERSON, Pontyclun. Llantrisant.
Ton. The Rhondda Young Wales Liberal and Labour' League met last Wednesday at Jerusalem, Ton, when the Rev. Dyfnallt Owen, Pontypridd, addressed a fair gathering on Mazzini, the Italian Patriot." In the absence of Dr. Thomas, the president of the League, the chair walSlt-aken by the Rev. E. W. Davies, Hebron, 1"011. On Saturday evening, the 20th inst., at Jerusalem Vestry, Ton, the Rev. T. D. Jones.. Bodringallt, delivered, a. splen- did lecture on "Azariah Shadrach." This was the first of a series of lectures in- tended to be delivered every Saturday evening, and the attendance) was very satisfactory. The chair was occupied by Mr. D. Thomas, Maindy Road, Ton. A temperance meeting was held at Bethesda, Chapel Vestry on Thursday of last week. The speaker was the Rev. J. T. Rees. late vicar of Vochriw. The attendance was very poor. At Jerusalem Chapel, on Tuesday even- ing of last week, under the auspices of the Rhondda: Cymrodorion Society, Prof. J. Morris Jones delivered a lecture in Welsh on Dafydd ap Gwilym," to a fairly good gathering. On Monday evening, at Jerusalem Chapel, Adjutant Roberts, of Pentre, delivered a. very interesting and striking address to a. splendid audience upon the social work of the Salvation Army in London. Mr. Edwards, M.Ei. Ton, occu- pied the chair. The Adjutant gave a most graphic description of the practical Chris- tianity carried on by the Army in the way of feeding, sheltering and rescuing in the great Metropolis. Mr. Joseph WillianiSj superintendent of the Pruden- tial Assurance Company, also spoke of the noble work done by the Army, which he had seen for himself while in London. The meeting was thoroughly enjoyed and well appreciated.
Tonyrefail. On Monday afternoon, the mortal remains of the late William Williams, of High Street, were laid in their last resting place in the Galvinistic Methodist Burial Ground. Deceased, who was 72 years of age, died of bronchitis. He leaves a widow. He was one of the oldest and most respected inhabitants of Toiiyr- efail, and for many years carried on busi- ness as a baker and grocer. A character- istic of the deceased was in all his busi- ness transactions he was a very straight and upright man. He had been for many years a member of Ainon (W.B.) Church. The funeral was attended by a la,rk- num- ber of relatives and friends, including the widow, Mrs. W. Williams • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, Porthcawl; Mr. Danl. Thomas, Post Office, Trealaw; Mr. John Smith, Tydu; and many residents of Tonyrefail. The Rev. D. James (late of Tonyrefail) officiated at the house, and the Rev. R. Morgan officiated at the service held in the Galvinistic Methodist Ohapel, the sermon being preached by the deceased's late pastor, the Rev. D. James, who also officiated at the graveside. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Mr. John Davies, Tonyrefail, the coffin being of polished elm with brass fittings. A lecture was delivered at Ainon Chapel on Tuesday evening, in English and Welsh, on the Right Hon. D. Lloyd George, by the Rev. T. Morgan, Skewen. The chair was occupied by Mr. Dan Enoch. The lecture was full of interest- ing facts and anecdotes. The last social of the season in con- nection with St. David's Church was held on Tuesday evening at the Institute. The gathering was designated a P-aiieike Social," and among the good things were a plentiful supply of this toothsome delicacy, hence the name. There was a good attendance and, the evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The proceeds were in aid of the Church Bouiidarv Wall Fund. On Wednesday evening last, the usual monthly meeting of the Tonyrefail Cham- ber of Trade, was held at the Institute. The chief subject under discussion was the matter of a Ratepayers' Association. Mr. S. Owen Edwards gave some useful information as to the advantages of the Association. The Secretary was instructed to communicate with Messrs. Isaac Edwards, Dowlais, and H. Sheppard, Penygraig, with the object of securing their services as speakers on the above subject at a public meeting to be held shortly.
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IMPORTANT ALTERATION SALE. Owing to Shop-fitter being unable to commence Extensive Structural Alterations have decided to continue my SALE for a Few Days longerl FURTHER DRASTIC REDUCTIONS0 are made on all Winter Goods which are left over. All Seasons Goods must be Cleared J. o. J. wishes to inform his numerous patrons that his Early Spring Collection of Exclusive Novelties IN ALL DEPARTMENTS ARE ON SHOW IN HIS SHOWROOMS, and he cordially invites an inspection of same. NOTE THE ADDRESS- J. OWEN JONES, Draper, etc., Pandy Square, Tonypandy. 469g
did scheme of entertaining the young folk and of keeping them from the numerous evils which tend to pollute their young minds when on the street.