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Pentre. About twenty members of the Pentre Branch of the National Association of Prudential Assurance Agents were pre- sent at the usual monthly meeting held on Friday last at the headquarters, Central Hotel, Pentre. An excellent and c very lucid report of the conference held in London, on March lO'th and 11th was given by the Pentre delegate. Mr. D. J. Hughesi. He was accorded a hearty, vote of thanks. A letter from the Pentre Trades and Labour Council was read by the secretary, Mr. Hughes, containing an invitation to the N.A.P.A.A., to unite with the above. There was an unanimous desire in this direction, and the president and secretary were appointed as representatives of the branch at the next meeting of the Trades and Labour Council. It was also decided to hold, the first annual dinner of the branch on April 23rd at, the Central Hotel, when one of the T and L Committee will preside and Mr. Wyatt, Cardiff, a member of the executive council, is ex- pected as principal guest. Obituary.—Pentre resident^ will be sorry to hear of the recent death of Mrs Anthony, wife of Mr J. Anthony, formerly draper, Commerce House, Pentre. On retiring from their long established busi- ness at Pentre, Mr and Mrs Anthony went to live at but unfortunately Mrs Anthony had been in failing health ever since. We extend our sincerest sympathy to Mr Anthony in his great bereavement. Obituary.—After a very long and painful illness, Mrs John Lloyd, 55, Queen Street, died on Saturday morning. The burial took place on Thursday afternoon at Treorchy Cemetery. We extend our sympathy to the large number of relatives of the deceased lady. Baker's Success.—We congratulate Mr. E. Anlin, Pentre, upon his successes at the Bakery Jixihibition held at Ponty- pridd on Thursday last. Mr Aplin, who is a baker at the Popular Restaurant, Pentre, secured a gold medal and. diploma together with an electro-plated cup, sup- plemented with a cheque of three guineas. in the class known as the Tin Loaf White Bread Department. Not content with tihilsij our* fellb.W ^townsman annexed a silver medal and diploma; coupled with a cheque of two guineas, in the Tin and Cottage Loaf Classes. He again scored in the counter goods class, being awarded a third prize and diploma, a record of which any person might he nroud. Mr. Apliu, nrior to coming to Pentre, was employed as baker at the Waverely Cafe, Pontvnool, and although of comparatively recent ^importation to the Valley. has made himself very ponular. Rhondda Tennis Club.—The annual meeting in connection with the Upper Rhondda Tennis Club, was held at the Central Hotel, Pentre, on Tuesday even- ing, Major R. C. Dyke presiding. Impor- tant business was transacted, including the election of officers for the ensuing season, which resulted as follows —Presi- dent. Mr. G. H. Smith, Maindee Hall chairman. Major R. C. Dyke. Bank treasurer, fl". Woodward. "Tho.rniea," Pentre; secretary, Mr. T. Llewellyn. Pentre; and committee composed of three ladies and five Qentlemen. The opening of the season, which will be cele- brated with a tea uoon the grounds (weather permitting") will take place on Raturdav, Mav 1st. A successful season is anticipated, and matches are to be arranged with adjoining; clubs. Votes of thanks were accorded the chairman and secretary. (I) Presentation.—A very interesting pre- sentation meeting was held at the Wes- levan Schoolroom on Tuesday evening, March 23rd. when Mr. Jack Cadogan was the recipient of a handsome dressing case as a mark of the esteem in which he was held bv his Sunday School classmates. Mr. Cadogan sailed for Winnipeg, Canada. on Friday last. (I) Pentre folk will undoubtedly be dis- appointed to learn that Colonel Lawley— General Booth's constant companion—will be unable to conduct the forthcoming meetings at the Salvation Army Barracks. The Colonel is at present accompanying the General upon his Scandinavian tour, but an able substitute has been secured in the person of Brigadier Gill, the Young People's secretary. (I) Is the following a record? The number of children orally examined at Siloh Sun- day School last week was only seven short of 200. We should be glad to hear of other similar results. (I)

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