1 Death of Mrs. Littlejohns, Ferndale.; Much regret is felt in Ferndale and neighbourhood at the death of Mrs. Littlejohns, mother of Mr. John Little- johns, Pontypridd. Deceased was highly popular in the Rhondda Fach, where she was widely known. The older residents of Aberdare and Mountain Ash will remember the late husband of the deceased as an eloquent local preacher. Mrs. Littlejohns is to be buried to-morrow (Friday) in the same grave as her late husband at Mountain Ash, which was the first town to which they moved from Devonshire. Mrs. Littlejohns' old friend, the Rev. John Rees, vicar of Tylorstown, will conduct the obsequies.
Cardigan Eisteddfod. Close upon 10,000 persons visited the Semi-National Eisteddfod) held at Car- digan on Wednesday last. The chair for a pryddest of from 200 to 300 lines on u Angladd ar y Mor (" A Burial on the Sea ") was won by Mr. Tom Evans (" Tel") Owmaman, Aberdare. The suc- cessful bard was chaired with the usual quaint and interesting bardic ceremonials. The Garw Male Voice Choir secured first prize for the rendering; of Elgar's Reveille." Mr. J. Butler conducted. In their adjudication, Messrs. Coleridge Taylor and D. Thomas, M.A,, Mm Bac.. remarked that the ohoir had. a very ex- cellent tone and was very well balanced. The children's solo, "Angels ever bright and fair," for which there were twenty entries, was won by Miss Lizzie Ann Jenkins, Ystrad-Rhondda, to_ whom we offer our hearty congratulations. Mr. Tom John, M.A., conducted throughout the day.
HORSE'S POWER OF SMELL. The horse will leave musty hay untouched in his bin, however hungry. He will not drink of Water objectionable to his questioning sniff, or from a bucket which some odour makes offen- Bive, however thirsty. His intelligent nostril will Widen, quiver, and query over the daintiest bit offered by the fairest of hands, with coaxings that would make a mortal shut his eyes and swallow a nauseous mouthful at a gulp. A mare is never satisfied by either sight or whinny that her colt is really her own until she has a certi- fied nasal certificate to the fact. A blind horse, now living, will not, according to Science Sift- ings, allow the approach of any stranger with- out shewing signs of anger not safely to be dis- regarded. The distinction is evidently made by his sense of smell and at a considerable distance. Blind horses, as a rule, will gallop wildly about b pasture without striking the surrounding fence. The sense of smell informs them of its proximity.
A MUNICIPAL RAT-HOUSE. Plague had been severe in the place that year, says the writer of "Mount Abu" (Edmund Candler), in Blackwood's Magazine, and thou- sands of men and rats had died. The elders were persuaded by Government that the rats were at the bottom of it all. So they prescribed a cam- paign against them. But the Jains and some of the more orthodox Hindus swore that, so far from allowing rats to be killed in then- houses, they would rather perish than injure a flea on the back of one of them. So a compromise was arrived at. The Jains allowed cages to be set in their houses on condition that the captives should be housed and fed in a depot outside the city. On two twin hummocks separated by a trench I found THE RAT HOUSE, and the guardian's white-washed hut. The cage was a menagerie car with iron wheels, laid on a solid brick foundation, and covered over with a btahvart pandal-so pious and humane were those good folk who provided lodging for God's creatures and shelter from. the rain. Large as the cage was, there was not room on the floor for more than half the pensioners. The others stood in tiers on one anothers' backs—a scabby, quivering, weak eyed throng, consciously wait- ing their doom. A few hundred yards off, by a ruined shrine, under a peepul tree, we found the guardian asleep. We discovered from him that a dozen or more rats were imported every day and as many died 11.180 when the place was swept out many escaped; so that the old Brahmin in the shrine had to fortify himself against invasion by more traps. The recaptured ones were scrupulously returned to the cage.
BELLAMY'S PIES. Everyone has heard of Bellamy and his kitchen; his mutton-pies are said to have been on the lips of the dying Pitt. This Bellamy was Deputy-Housekeeper, and was succeeded in his office by a son, who gave evidence in 1833 and revealed the history of the famous kitchen. Bellamy, besides being Deputy Housekeeper, was a wine-merchant, and when Members, jaded with debate, desired to have a refresh- ment-room in the House, Bellamy was fixed upon as the obvious organiser. He was ap- proached, and, after some demur, consented. A kitchen and a dining-room were found for him, and a certain sum allowed him for servants. The Members apparently fixed their own prices for food, and Bellamy found it a good method of selling his wine. The tariff was given in full: for a sandwich, Members paid Is.; for cold meat, bread, beer, and cheese, 2s. 6d.; for cold meat, salad, and tart, 3s. 6d.; the most expen- sive dinner of steak, veal pie, and chops, ad lib., with tart, salad, pickles, beer, and toasted sheese, never came to more than 5s. 6d. Only the best wine was served, Is. 6d. being charged for a glass of negus; 10s. for a bottle of claret; and 8s. for port. It is no wonder, says O. C. Williams in Blackivood's Olagazine, that in the convivial eighteenth century Members, cheered by the finest wine and Bellamy's most extensive repast, could make eloquent speeches of five hours in length. Those days are now gone by, and under the regime of the present Kitchen Committee, with its wonderful Is. dinner, Members are tempted to economy in eating, which is not so conducive to exuberance in speaking.
FISHING FOR CONGERS, Conger-fishing with rod affords very good fun. In the words of Mr. Mallett, who is facile prin- c-epe at the game, says the Yachting and Boat- ing Monthly, a right-down good tussle with a big conger affords splendid sport, and anyone labouring under the impression that rod-fishing for conger is tame and lacking excitement should try a night's congering on good ground. Con- gers are very nocturnal in their habits-lying up in their lairs by day and coming forth at dusk to wander throughout the night over the reefs and sands environing their dens. They do, it is :rue, take a bait by day also, but apparently only when it is flopped down within easy reach of their noses. It is remarked that, as a rule, many of the congers will be taken in the first hour after darkness sets in, and that they seem to come on the feed again just about day-dawn. In Tod-fishing for conger very good and sound tackle is required, and
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EVERYTHING MUST BE STRONG, for a large conger, though not active, is tremen- dously powerful, and as she knows no fatigue the fight is kept up during every second from the time the conger is first lifted off the bottom until she is hoisted over the boat's side. After that comes the killing, which is not always an easy matter, for a conger, in addition to great general muscular development, has a very nasty mouth to bite with, and aleo a tail which in some respects is her "business end." She can hitch it under the keel of the boat when she is being hauled up, and thus make it very hard to get her aboard; and when in the boat, if she can get her tail over the gunwale, she will makeshift to vault by its aid out of the boat again into the sea. It is with its tail that a conger forces her way out when entrapped in a lobster-pot. She thrusts her tail between the withes and gradu- ally forces them apart until she can thus retreat backwards and get away. Congers are often trapped in lobster-pots, and the biggest that I have seen thus imprisoned weighed over 301b.
ORIGIN OF THE DOG. As to the origin of the dog we should be in- clined to conjecture, says the Abolitionist, that the presence of wolves as hangers-on of the camps of primitive man suggested to him the possi- bility of their domestication, and then by feed- ing them directly from his hand when hard pressed by hunger, or by taking charge of and wringing up the wolf cutis, some wolves became domesticated, as they seem to be now among the [ndians and Esquimaux; and from these domes- ticated wolves the dog race of that region was gradually evolved, choice in breeding being em- ployed to develop the qualities most useful to man. It must be remembered that the remarkable thing about the dog is not the survival of its primary instinct, the instinct of the-chase, but the substitution as a dominant motive of an aim outside itself adopted to please its master and friend, man. To illustrate what we mean, let as rake the collie or sheep-dog, which, as we have seen, comes very directly from the wolf, and re- tains the physical evidence of this origin. The I dominant imstmct of the wolt is to chase and kill and eat sheep whenever he sees them, but this dominant natural instinct, while it does break out in an occasional collie, is yet in the great majority of collies completely overcome by a desire to satisfy his master's confidence and merit his master's approval by shewing himself to be the guardian, protector, and guide of the ■flock. The failure of a few collies, the success of the majority, to RESIST THE PEIMAKY INSTINCT to chase and kill the sheep, the foresight and skill with which the guilty dogs endeavour to conceal their sins, their evident consciousness of guilt, their almost human shame when dis- covered, point to a moral nature in the making. When we come to think of it the whole- hearted devotion of the collie to its divinity— man—and to what that dog nature knows of the moral law, reads often a much-needed lesson to his master. A collie-has been known to remain without food guarding the flock, and to be found by his master after days of starvation de- liberately endured rather than leave his charge, only able to crawl to his feet and die. Even the strong maternal instinct has been unable to overcome the collie's sense of dutv and a collie. in charge of sheep, that has pupped on the way, has repeatedly been proved true to her charge, giving her primary attention to the flock, and her secondary attention to her puppies. The capacity for enforcing order and discipline in the flock is another very human and very re- markable quality in the collie, not derived, ap- parently, from its wolf ancestry. The collie knows the art of government. His woolly de- pendents are trained to obey his slightest orders and to accept his will as law. He rules them re- solutely but kindly, and while he punishes in- subordination, will risk his life to protect them. The sheepdog in foreign lands—for instance, in the Spanish Pyrenees, or the Sierras—will un- hesitatingly face the wolf, or even the bear, with a kingly readiness to sacrifice himself in defence of his otherwise defenceless subjects. "Pa! "Yes, my son." "What is a harpsi- chord?" "A harpsichord, my boy, is an instru- ment which when heard makes a man feel sorry he ever said anything unkind about a piano." Landlady: "You say the chicken soup isn't good? Why, I told the cook how to make it. Perhaps she didn't catch the idea." Boarder: "No; I think it was the chicken she didn't catch." He: "I think a man should marry a girl he has known from his childhood." She: "Yes; but if a girl knew a man from childhood she would probably know better than to marry him." Customer: Are these shoes too far gone to repair? Bootmaker: No, I don't think so. A new pair of uppers, with soles and heels will make 'em all right. The laces seem fairly good." Shopkeeper: "Is there anything else I can Bend you, sir? What would you say to a piece of this cheese? Customer: "I wouldn't care to say anything to it. It might answer me back." Her Husband: "If a man steals, no matter what it is, he will live to regret it." His Wife: During our courtship you used to steal kisses from me." Her Husband: "Well, you heard what I said." Young Mother: "I'm eorry, Mr. Topfloor, if baby's crying annoys you. He's been cutting his teeth." Topfloor (a crusty bachelor): "That's it! The idea of letting a young child have a knife to play with Hitt: Well, it's just this way. The man who can go out hunting day after day and not care whether he gets anything or not has the right stuff in him." Witt: Yes, especially when he's hunting for work. eh?" A lenow shouldn't stand in the middle of the street to talk pessimism," declared the philo- sopher. "Why not?" "First he says life isn't worth living, and "then jumps when he hears the horn of an approaching motor." Bridgewhist: "What is the subject of Mrs. Suffragette's lecture this afternoon?" Mrs. Clubwoman: "The disasters of married life." Mrs. Bridgewhist: I suppose she will have her nusband on the platform as an exhibit."
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A MODERN MARRIAGE AT CANA. In his book called Out of Doors in Pales- tine" Dr. Henry Van Dyke describes a mar- riage at C'ana: Suddenly there was a sound of furious gallop- ing on the road behind us. A score of cavaliers in Bedouin dress, with guns and swords, come after us in hot haste. The leaders dashed across the open space beside the spring, wheeled their foaming horses, and dashed back again. The bridegroom and his friends come over from some other village where they live, to shew off a. bit of fantasia to the bride and her friends. They carry her back with them after the marriage. We wait a while and see how they ride. The horses were gaily caparisoned with ribbons and tassels and embroidered saddle-cloths. The riders were handsome, swarthy fellows with haughty faces. Their eyes glanced sideways at us to see whether we were admiring' them, as they shouted their challenges to one another and raced wildly up and down the rock strewn course, with their robes flying and their horses' sides bloody with spurring. Presently there was a sound of singing and clapping hands behind the high cactus-hedges to our left, and from a little lane the bridal pro- cession walked up to take the high road to the village. There were a dozen men in front, firing guns and shouting; then came the women, with light veils of gauze over their faces, singing shrilly, and in the midst of them, in gay attire, but half concealed with long, dark mantles, the bride and the virgins, her companions, in rai- ment of needlework. As they saw the photo- graphic camera pointed at them they laughed and crowded closer together, and drew the ends, of their dark mantles over their heads. So they passed up the road, their shrill song broken a, little by their laughter; and the company of horsemen, the bridegroom and his friends, wheeled into line, two by two, and trotted after them into the village.
THE ORDEAL OF THE HEART. The poets whom everybody does not know sometimes say things so well that they have a real title to be remembered. The Living Chalice and Other Poems" (Dublin: Maunsell), by Susan L. Mitchell, has, among other charm- ing pieces, the following, called Homeless I asked for sunlight and a long, long day, To build my little home,1 Setting an altar where my heart might lay Fire ere the God should come. I built my walls with patient carefulness, Secure and small, nor knew A wild wind straying from the wilderness Had sought their shelter, too. My heart woke up in storms, my shelter sweet In ruins fell apart. Once more I go by cruel ways to meet The ordeal of the heart.
SLEEPING-SICKNESS." The dread disease called sleeping-sickness," which is the object of much study and research just at present, is a disorder the symptoms of which are open to misinterpretation, as is shewn by Mary II. Kingsley in "West African Studies." A favourite servant of hers, during her life in Africa, became troublesome through inattention and indifference. The boy was drowsy, and on more than one occasion was found sleeping at his duties. I sus- pected him of dissipation, and made up my mind to punish him. Fortunately the other servants informed me that the trouble was the "sleeping- sickness." The boy recovered for a. time, but the next year it returned, and he died. There are various stages of the sickness. The first symptoms are pains in the head. chiefly above the nose. These last for a month or so, and the man will suffer excruciating agony be- fore lie will admit it. Indeed, it is criminal to suggest- to a native the possibility of his having contracted the dreadful disease, until he falls, overcome with drowsiness. The sleep stage is called "molotolo." The natives know when the disease becomes incurable. One day I heard the village carpenter hammering nails into planks. What are you doing? I asked. "Building Buite'e coffin." "But he is not dead?" No. But he must die soon." That very day Buite came to me to ask for money to pay his own funeral expenses.
CHIEFLY ABOUT MEN AND WOMEN. Arabella Kenealy, in her book The Whips of Time (John Long), has many cheerful things to say, and generally manages to say something bright whatever the subject. Here are a few samples: Nowadays women have an Indian summer. If they don't marry at twenty they marry at forty, and they have had twenty years of fun and free- dom to the good. Charming women need feel no anxiety about marriage at any time. Because, with all due respect, they are always in a minority, and like pretty women there are not enough of them to go round. But some men deliberately, and in cold_ blood, choose disagreeable and downright objectionable women, just as some persons prefer cayenne and pickles to sweets. If you make a. point of picking holes in per- sons, the habit so grows that nothing will con- tent until they are in tatters. Even the loveliest woman in the world is not pleased to hear another woman praised. There is this great difference between a genuine, hopeless passion and mere sentiment, that while a man pursues the one, the other pursues a man. A starving man only adds to his pain by thoughts of food. I can quite believe that in Arctic places the parsons frighten the people into being good by preaching that the wicked place is sncw and ice instead of fire. Cold is more awful than heat.
A POET OF DISTINCTION. A poet who deserves to be more widely known than he has yet become is the late Rev. Dr. Richard Watson Dixon, from a, selection of whose "Poems" (Smith, Elder,. and Co.) the following sonnet will serve as a sample of the writer's fine quality. He came under the influ- ence of the Pre-Raphaelite movement at Oxford: There is a soul above the soul of each, A mightier soul which yet to each belongs: There is a sound made of all human speech, And numerous as the concourse of all songs; And in that soul lives each, in each that soul, Though all the ages are its lifetime vast; Each-soul that dies, in its most sacred whole Receiveth life that shall for ever last. And thus for ever with a wider span Humanity o'er arches time and death; Man can elect the universal man, And live in life that ends not with his breath, And gather glory that increaseth still Till Time his glass with Death's last dust shall fill.
BAD TEETH IN THE HAREM. Harems seem, as after all they may be, to be genuinely unpleasant places, according to the report of Major Percy E. Henderson in his book "A British Officer in the Balkans" (Seeley). Of one of them he eays: One of the four ladies was very well known to the women of Mostar, but in the street they might not speak to her, nor might she address them. However, they paused when they gained their threshold, and seeing there were none but women about they turned, and, loosening the fastenings of their heavy coverings, poured forth an eager flood of talk upon us. The greatcoats slipped back, the muslin coverings were pushed on one side, and we saw their faces, pallid, seedy-looking, beaded with perspiration, plain; that was the first impression; but interesting for all that, if only because they were the first Turkish women the party had seen uncovered. They talked with animation, and beamed upon their visitors, displaying one and all the most shocking teeth. The general type of face iseems to be rather long and narrow, with dark eyes— not the large, liquid, almond-shaped eyes of the East, but keen, and fixed for the moment with a great intensity upon ourselves. Curiosity burnt in them, that salient attribute of all daughters of Eve. The people flooded us with questions, with which our interpreters tried to keep up. The doorway, of another courtyard opened, and lialf a dozen Iieads or xmlasli women and girls, who had evidently overheard our conversation, were thrust out, ready to with- draw on the least alarm. Our friends being re- cognised, the door opened wider, and we were hailed eagerly. These were much of the same type as those just seen, pallid and sickly, with the complexion and appearance of those who live in hot climates and shut themselves away from fresh air and exercise. Some had black hair, some henna- dyed two or three were painted-the rouge looking rather startling on their unhealthy yellow skins. One had kohl-darkened eyes; efce was a much handsomer woman than the rest. As before, when they began to speak, bad teeth were painfully prominent. One young woman appeared to have only two, or three tteth left ia her head.
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J Real Robinson Crusoe, Enjoys Existence on Lonely Island. Dogs His Only Company. Robinson Crusoe in real life has just been discovered. He was located on Macquarie Island, the southernmost of the off-lying islands of New Zealand, coolly standing in the doorway of his hut, and two dogs kept him company. The story of his discovery is told by Captain J. K. Davies, commander of the "Nimrod." The "Nimrod," which is engaged in exploration work in the Antartic, left Sydney on May 8th, and in accordance with Lieutenant Shackleton's instructions proceeded south in order to visit Macquarie Island, and. search for certain charted group of islands, the actual existence of which was doubtful. On May 18th, in fine, clear weather, the vessel passed over the position assigned to the Royal Society Island with no land in sight. Sounding's were taken in the neighbourhood, and bottom reached with a 2,430 fathom line. Captain Davis then stood east and then south, but saw no sign of land in the vicinity. After satisfy- ing himself that the island did not exist he proceeded to Macquarie Island in order to make zoological collections. He en- countered heavy gales, and reached the island on May 26th. Macquarie Island, the southernmost of the offlying islands of New Zealand, lies 545 miles south-west of Stewart Island, and was discovered in the early part of last century by a Colonial sealing vessel. It is 21 miles long and five miles broad, and is the home of countless myriad of penguins, sea birds, and seals. A visit was paid to the south-east point of the island, and some specimens collected, and then the Nimrod proceeded along the coast northwards. As she drew near Nugget Point, from which reef rocks ex- tend for some distance seawards, two huts were seen on shore, and also the wreck of a vessel high and dry on the beach. In his report, which is just to hand, Captain Davis says: Suddenly, to our surprise, a column of smoke rose from the smaller of the two huts. As we had heard nothing of anyone living on the island, this was extraordinary. Presently with glasses we could make out the figure of a man standing at the door of the smaller hut I watching bur approach. We came to anchor, and a boat was lowered and headed for the shore. The man, who I had been watching us from the hut, now walked down to the beach, accom- panied by two little dogs. There was I a. heavy surf, but our Crusoe-like friend, I after pointing out the best landing- place, walked into the water and assisted in beaching; the boat. We soon ascertained that his name was William M'Kibben, and that he had been a member of a party which had visited the island in the previous season in order to obtain seal and penguin oil. When the season was over and the party's vessel filled with barrels of oil, he had elected to remain on the island by himself in order to collect oil for the following season. He did not mind the loneliness at all.
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Penygraig. It will be noticed in our advertising columns this week Mr. F. J. Thrasher is showing a picture of his 1909 Porth Cot- tage Hospital Carnival exhibit. From almost everyone who saw it tnis exhibit drew forth a word of praise, and ran its only rival very close for honours. Apart from taking a prize, Mr. Thrasher had his eye open to something else, viz., advertisement, and in this he succeeded admirably, seeing the large number of people that have been and are talking about it.
Tonypandy. We are pleased to record the success of Miss Hilda Lily Tanner, 6, Hillside, Tonypandy, who has been successful in passing the Welsh Matriculation Exami- nation recently held at Cardiff. In the death of Mr. James Bateman, residing at 27, Gilmour Street, Tony- pandy, Mid-Rhondda lost one of its oldest inhabitants. Deceased had not been in the best of health for the past two years, and death intervened on Friday, the 6th inst. He was well known and respected in the district, having resided in the neighbourhood for the la,st 34 years. He was born at Westerleigh, Glos., but came to reside in Mid-Rhondda from Frampton C'otterell in the year 1875, during which period the deceased had lived in the same house. He had reached the ripe age of 70. It is a strange coincidence that a sister of the deceased (Mrs. Williams, of Westerleigh Parish, aged 84) passed away within an hour of the death of Mr. Bateman, and brother and sister were also buried on the same day—Mrs. Wil- liams in Gloucester, and Mr. Bateman at Llethrddu Cemetery, Trealaw. Mr. Bate- man was a faithful member of the Eng- lish Congregational Church, Tonypandy, the choir of which turned out in good numbers at the final obsequies, and sang appropriate hymns en route to the grave- side. The interment took place on Friday last, the Rev. E. Walter Thomas pastor of the Congregational Church, officiating. The chief mourners included —On foot— Mr. Mark Bateman, Yate, Bristol (nephew); Messrs. George, Charlie, and Tom Bateman (sons); Mr. Harry Amesbury (son-in-law); Mr. Will Amesbury (grand- soni); Mr. D. J. Bateman (grandson), and Mr. Charlie Dando; first carriage—Mrs. James Bateman (widow), Mrs. Amesbury and Mrs. Eaves (daughters), Mrs. George Bateman and Mrs. Charlie Bateman (daughters-in-law). Miss Doris Eaves and Miss Beatrice May Bateman (grand- daughters) second carriage—Mrs. Perris (niece), Mrs. Davies, Mrs. Dando, Mr. Fred Eaves (son-in-law), Mr. J. Perris and Master Edgar Davies. The coffin was surmounted by beautiful floral tributes sent by the following: —Mrs. Bateman (widow) and family Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bateman Mr. and Mrs. Fred Eaves; and the English Congregational Church, Tony- pandy. The funeral arrangements were ably carried out by Messrs. Alfred Wil- liams and Sons. -+- A Pleasant Sunday Evening was held at Hermon (O.M.), Tonypandy, on Sunday last, when Mr. Thomas Williams, Tony- pandy, presided. A very enjoyable sdcred programme was proceeded with, the fol- lowing contributing items —Solos by Messrs. H. Hughes (Tonypandy), David Thomas (Trealaw), Tom Jenkins (Peny- graig), Masters J. L. Morgan, R. G. Morgan, David Williams, M. Williams, (Tonypandy), Misses Lizzie Thomas (Tre- alaw) and B. Lewis (Tonypandy); duet by Misses B. Lewis and Lala Rees and reci- tations by Mr. F. Popham (Penygraig) and Miss B. Lewis. -+-- The annual outing of St. Andrew's Church Sunday School, Llwynypia, took place on Thursday, when they journeyed to Pontyclun. Games of all descriptions were provided, together with athletic sports. All Saints' Church, Trealaw, also spent their annual outing at Barry Island. We are pleased to notice that at the Biennial Conference of the Independent Order of Rechabites at Birmingham this week, our respected townsman, Sir. D!. M. Williams, accountant, of Dunraven Street and Bryngelli has been elected at the top of the poll, out of 19 candidates, as one of the auditors of the Order accounts. This will make the tenth and eleventh year in succession the honour has been conferred on Mr. Williams by this impor- tant Society.
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Treherbert, I Carmel (W.O.) Church, Treherbert, had their annual outing to Penarth on Mon- day last, the weather being favourable. A most enjoyable day was spent. We congratulate Miss Bronwen Wil- liams on her success in passing the Elementary Examination of Music with Honours. Miss Williams is a pupil of Miss Katie Thomas, A.L.O.M., Hill Street, Treherbert. --+- A very pretty wedding took place at St. Alban's Church, Treherbert, on Thurs- ¡ day last. The contracting parties were Mr. George Galloway, Dumfries Street, I and Miss Gertie Phelps, of St. Albas'e Terrace. The bridesmaids were Miss Gladys Phelps (sister of bride) and Miss J Maggie Evans. The bride was very I prettily attired in a cream dress, with hat to match. The wedding breakfast was partaken, of at the residence of the bride's parents (Mr. and Mrs. J. Phelps, St. Alban's Terrace), after which the happy couple left for Pembrokeshire by the mid-day train, where the honeymoon is being spent. At St. Mary's Church, on Friday last, a splendid tea was provided for the Sun- day School scholars. The following ladies officiated at the tables —Misses A. dark, David, M. Williams, D. Evans, E. Davies and X. Smith. The cutters were —Mrs. Evans Harry. Others such as Messrs. E. Davies (secretary), F, Harding, F. Hoskins and J. E. Evaes rendered valuable assistance. After the tea, the children, with Mr. Evans (the vicar), retired to "the field in front" of'the church, and games and other amusements were indulged in. On Sunday last, the English Wesleyao Sunday School, Blaenrhondda, held their annual) amliversfary services, (when a lengthy programme was gone through. Mr. William Oram was the chairman. The following took part in the day's entertainment; -Recitations. Miss Irese Aldridge, Master W. Watkins, Miss TB. Farnham, Miss M. Morse, Miss L. Jone,«, Miss S. Emmitt, Master S. Bakewe]], Master A. Pearce, Master Aldridge, Miss C. O'Leary, Miss A. Demaid, Miss D. Bakewell, Master B. Aldridge, Master A. Pearce, Master W. Watkins, Mrs. Emlyrj, Mi&s M. Watts, Miss K. Farnham. Mas- ter Emmitt, Miss F. M. Phillips, Mr. F. Farnham, Miss D. Phillips, and Mr. W. Morse; solos, Mr. W. Jones, Mr. X. Lewis, Mr. T. Griffiths, Mr. E. Phillips, and Miss G. O'Leary; duets, Misses Watts and Farnham, Miss M. Jones and Mr. J. Lewis. One of the most inter* ing features of the day was a dialogue rendered by the Misses Farnham r. c! Demaid, its title being What a collec- tion we shall have." The choir did their part exceedingly well, and rendered sweet anthems during the day. BEAN STICKS in Bundles, large or small quantities.—R. T. Jones, The Tram Terminus, Treherbert. 4883
Treorchy. Since his installation as pastor at Llanelly, the Rev. Tom Bowen paid lis his first visit on Sunday, when he ex- changed pulpits with the Rev. J. E. Thomas, Ramah. Mr. Caradog Jones, 40, Bute Street, discharged the onerous secretarial duties of the Ramah Juvenile Choir's concerts, while Mr. Tom Winter, 1, Bute Street, was treasurer. A substantial sum has been realised as proceeds. A movement is on foot towards finan- cially assisting Mr. David Rees Daviee, Clarke Street, who has not worked for many months. v The flooring of the Abergorcliy Ambu- lance Hall is, owing to the craze of roller skating, to undergo renovations. Maple wood, we learn, will be next essayed. A very pretty wedding was solemnised at Tabernacle (E.B.) Chapel, Porth, on Saturday, when Miss Beatrice Ashtou, the daughter of Mr. John Ashton, Dum- fries Street, Treorchy, was married to Mr. William Jones, Treherbert. The bride, who was charmingly attired in an Empire dress of slate colour voile, trimmed with cream net and lace, with hat to match, was given away by her brother, Mr. Rufus Ashton. assistant schoolmaster, Ynyswen. Mr. David Grindle, Treherbert, acted as best man; while Misses Edith Ashton (sister of bride) and M. A. Jones (sister of bridegroom), who were attired similar to the bride, were bridesmaids. Also present were Miss Ceinwen Ashton and Mr. W. J. Davies (niece and nephew of bride). After the ceremony, several well-wishers attended & breakfast at the bride's parents-' home. Post Free, a marvel of accurate time. keeping, Gent's American Lever Watch, Stem Wind, Stem Set and fully warranted, 3/1L Money will be returned in full if not satisfied. Packed in a strong wooden box, post free. J. Barnes (talk of the Town), Mardy.
Dinas. At the recent examination held at Car- diff by the London College of Music Miss Annie Morgans, 18, Amos Hill, Penr- graig, the daughter of Mr. John Morgans:, was successful in gaining: a sufficient num- ber of marks in pianoforte playing to obtain the Associate A.L.C.M. The solos selected were Taccata in B (Clements) and Rondon la Palaganaisa (Bennett), The subjects were Scales, Execution. Read- ing at Sight, &c. Her tutor is R. Evans, The Grove, Pontypridd; and the examiner was Mr. G. Augustus Holmes, London.
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Local Wedding. SHAW—HONEYFIELD. A very pretty wedding was solemnised, at the Primitive Methodist Chapel Tony- pandy, on Monday, the 2nd inst., the contracting parties being Mr. John Shaw, Blaenclydach, and Miss Sarah Jane Honeyfield, second daughter of Mr. E. Honeyfield, George Terrace, Tonypandy. The bride, who looked verv charming in a dress of crepe-de-Chine, trimmed with white silk and a hat to match, was accom- panied by her sister, Mrs. Rees, of Cwm- clydach, as bridesmaid, who also looked very neat in a dress similar to that worn by the bride. The duties of best man were performed by Mr. John James, Car- diff. The Rev. Josenh J. Hodson, M.A,, performed the ceremony.
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