Nantymoel. Harvest Festival.—Large congregations assembled at St. David's Church on Sun- day and Monday night, when services we're held to return thanks for the in- gathering of the harvest. Holy Com- munion was administered at 8 and 11 .a.m. on Sunday. The special preachers for the occasion were the Rev. T. J. Richards, Canton, Cardiff, and the Rev. L. E. Richardson, vicar of St. Donat's, Llantwit Major. The singing was a pleasing feature of the services, and the choir (under the able leadership of Mr. Robert King) gave an excellent rendering of the anthem, When thou hast in thy corn." Mr. Wm. Caple ably presided at the organ. The offertories taken up were in aid of the Additional Curates' Fund. Benefit Concert.—Under the auspices of the various churches of Nantymoel, a grand concert was held in the Workmen's Hall on Wednesday last by an united choir, numbering 150 voices, assisted by several local artistes. The proceeds, which amounted to over E-50, were in aid of Mr. Thomas Jones, Vale View, who, through illness, has for months been un- able to follow his employment, and has a heavy family of eight motherless chil- dren. I.L.P. Social.—On Saturday last, the Ogmore Valley Branch of the I.L.P. held a very successful social in the Nantymoel Workmen's Hall. The hall had been beaur tifully decorated for the occasion under the supervision of Mr. Thomas Hyde, who has made himself quite a reputation as decorator by the pretty and effective designs that were displayed in different parts of the hall. The whole represented one grand transformation scene, com- mencing with mottoes of the party worked in ivy and flowers, banners bearing such inscriptions as Socialism the only hope of the Workers," "Socialism demands justice to all classes," the whole ending up with a magnificent banner. In the centre was a torch, lit, and round it the words Socialisiu the light of the world." The catering was done by Mr. W. Dyas, on behalf of the Nantymoel Co-operative Society. About 500 persons sat down to a very appetising display of all kinds of English and Continental pastry. Most of the fancy pastry had the different mottoes of the party worked 'on in sugar. Mr. Capel's Band played for the dancing, and Messrs. Dyas and Idris Davies acted as M.G.'s. The following rendered songs and recitations — Mioses Annie Williams, Lizzie Williams, Hannah Williams (Bryn- menyn), and Messrs. Abner Morgan and Williams (Pontycymmer). Great praise is due to Mr. Rees Evans, the secretary of the Society Committee, for organising the finest social held at Nantymoel under the auspices of the I.L.P. The tables were very prettily decorated and waited upon by the following ladies, whose geniality greatly added to the pleasure of the evening: -Mrs. Davies, Mrs. Chown, Mrs. Rees, Mrs. Ley, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Oliver, Mrs. Harris, Miss Hughes. Miss Davies, Miss Boobyer, and Miss Alice Davies. Big Meetings.—The half-yearly preach- ing services in connection with Dinam (Welsh C.M.) Church were held on Sun- day and Monday last, the pulpit being: occupied by the Rev. Daniel Davies, Pentre, and the Rev. J. T. Davies, Dinam's worthy pastor. The series of meetings were largely attended and the preaching; was much appreciated. The singing was ably conducted by Mr. John Jones, whilst Miss M. J. Phillips presided at the organ. THE days are getting darker. If yon want your rooms to look brighter, use Bagley's Y Goreu Furniture Paste (which does not; finger mark). Sold everywhere in Id., 3d, and 6d. tins. One customer said Mr. Bagley, you have no need to advertise, your Paste advertises itself." 5006
Ogmore Vale. Funeral.—The interment of the late Mrs. Davy took place on Wednesday last at the local cemetery. The last rites were performed by the Rev. ■— Hough, of Bethel (Primitive Methodist) Chapel. Special Services.—A special service was held at Wesley Church on Wednesday night, September 29th. A powerful ser- mon was delivered by the Rev. Russell Watson, Cardiff, before a wod congre- gation. On Sunday and Monday last, the harvest thanksgiving services in con- nection with Wesley Church were held. The interior was nicely decorated with fruit, vegetables and floral offerings, con- tributed by members and friends. In- spiring discourses were delivered by the Rev. T. H. John, late of Cowbridge, and now of Tondu, and collections were i-iiade, towards the trust fund. Big Meetings.—The special meetings in connection with Bethlehem (W.B.) Chapel took place on Sunday and Monday, the 3rd and 4th inst. The preacher for the occasion was the Rev. T. Morgan, Skewen, who delivered excellent addresses to large and appreciative congregations. Harvest Thanksgiving.—The harvest thanksgiving services of St. David's Church were held on Sunday and Mon- day last. The church was beautifully decorated for the occasion and large con- gregations assembled to hear the harvest sermons. On Sunday the services were in charge of the Rev. T. J. Richards, L.D., St. JoTm's, Canton; whilst Mon- day's' service was conducted by the Rev. L. E. Richardson, M.A., vicar of St. Donat's.
Clydach Vale. The Evening Continuation Classes at the local school have made an excellent start. Three or four years ago, the Night School in this locality was the largest in the county area, and there is no reason why it should not be so this year again. The Clydach Vale Musical Society have fixed on November 25th for their annual concert. Practices are being held at the Boys' School.
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Gelli. The members of Siloam (W.B.) held their annual tea on Thursday last. Great preparations had been made to cope with the crowds which usually attend. The tea continued until a late hour, so that the programme prepared for the even- ing's concert had to be postponed to a future date. The tables were presided over by Miss Samuel and fifrnd, Mrs. Jeremiah Jenkins and friend and the Misses Palmer and Noyle, Mrs. William Thomas, MTls. Joseph James, Mrs. David Williams and daughter, Mrs. Jas. James and Miss Gwen Jenkins. The duties of secretary, were discharged by Mr. H. J. Thomas, Gelli.
Treorchy. The Conservative Club Assembly Room was conveniently filled on Thursday evening last on the occasion of presenting Mr. and Mrs. George M. Hill (previous steward of the club) with a roll-top desk and an illuminated address (executed by Mr. D. J. Ryan,'Treorchy), in recognition of services rendered the club during Mr. Hill's stewardship. Mr. J. W. Rowsell, who presided, referred in glowing t3rms to both recipients. During the evening, speeches were made by members of the club, and an excellent musical programme was gone through. A benefit concert was held at Ramah Chapel (kindly lent) on Thursday evening, the proceeds of which were devoted to Mr. David Rees Davies, 26, Herbert St., who has been ill for some time. Mr. Howell Howells (Treorchy Schools), who arranged the programme for the evening;, presided, and Miss Minnie Ashton, A.L.C.M., accompanied. On Friday evening, at the Park and Dare Workmen's Institute, Dr. R. D. Chalke, M.A., Portli, gave an instructive lecture on What is Education? "under the auspices of the Treorchy Literary Society. Mr. R. G. Austin, in the un- avoidable absence of Dr. J. R. Armstrong, presided over a large gathering. A unique presentation meeting was held at the Lion Hotel on Saturday evening, when five members of the Royal Welsh Male Choir—Messrs. William, Thomas (conductor), David Powell, Wm. Jones, T. J. Thomas and Evan Davies-wer(3 made recipients of a silver-mounted ebony walking-stick each by the Ivorites (Lion) lodge to commemorate their return from their tour of the British Colonies. There was a large gathering, under the presi- dency of Mr. Thomas Eivans, P.D.P. A well-arranged miscellaneous programme was gone through during the evening, when the following contributed: -Reci- tations, Miss Rachel Thomas, Some- body's Mother," Miss Beatrice Thomas, Y Royal Treorci Boys," and Mr. Daniel Evans, A Breach of Promise of Mar- riage solos and duets, Mr. Gwilym Jones, Misses M. J. Jones and Davies, Mr. David Davies (R.W.M.C.), Mr. Tom Williams, and the ever-welcome Mr. Todd Jones, who completely brought down the house." Mr. George Evans ably accompanied on the piano. An interest- ing feature was" penillion reading by Ap Rhidion, Evan Williams (Maesy- cymmer), David James (Treorchy), and Mr. T. R. Davies.
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On Thursday evening last, a social tea and entertainment was held at Collier's Restaurant under the auspices of Ton Social League. Mr. H. Isaacs, Pentre, presided. After clearing the tables, a miscellaneous entertainment was gone through, including games, solos, recita- tions and competitions.
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The winter season is a busy one for the local literary and debating societies attached to the majority of our churches. The programmes which have already been printed shew that hard work is being done by the Pentre churches. The sub- jects chosen for addresses and debates are original and much above the ordinary level. The programme of the Siloh Young People's Society includes the performance of a Welsh religious drama, entitled Ruth," written by the pastor and bard, the Rev. J. J. Williams. This drama, by the way, was reviewed in our columns last week and was highly praised. There are few societies brave enough to tackle such a long and difficult programme, but there is no doubt of a successful season at Siloh. The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Davies (54), wife of Mr. Henry Davies, 20, John Street, Pentre, took place on Tuesday at Treorchy Cemetery, the Rev. W. J. Britton, Pentre, and Mr. C. Dawe, Tre- orchy, officiating. The mourners included Mr. Henry Davies (husband) Mrs. Cousins and Miss Ethel Davies (daugh- ters); Messrs. A. H., J. W., A. T., and Percy C. Davies (sons) Mrs. T. Davies and Mrs. Kent, Newbury (sisters); Mr. W. Morris, Pontypridd (brother); Mr. George Davies, Cayo Farm, Raglan, Mon. (brother-in-law); Mr. J. E. Davies, Car- diff, and Mr. W. T. Davies, Penarth (nephews); Mrs. A. H. Davies, Treorchy (daughter-in-law). Wreaths were sent by Tabernacle Wesleyan Church; Tabernacle Choir (of which Mr. H. Davies is con- ductor) Sunday School; Sunday School Class; Mrs. Jones, butcher, Treorchy; Mr. Cove and family; husband and chil- dren Mr. G. Davies, and Mrs. T. Davies, Newbury. The funeral arrangements were conducted by Messrs. Howell Williams and Son, undertakeers, Ystrad-Rhondda.
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Ystrad-Rhondda. The funeral of Mr. Thomas Durnell (34), 10, Penrliys Road, Ystrad-Rhondda, took place on Saturday last at Trealaw Cemetery, Mr. Abraham Kingdom offi- ciating. Wreaths were sent from the Conservative Club, the Cork Club, and the hauliers of Gelli Colliery and other friends. The chief mourners were Mrs. F. Durnell (widow); Mr. and Mrs. G. Durnell (father and mother); Messrs. Charles and Fred Durnell (brothers) Mr. and Mrs. D. Knight (brother-in-law and sister) Mr. and Mrs. B. Jones (brother-in-law and sister); Mr. and Mrs. Henry Durnell (brother and sister-in-law). The funeral arrangements were conducted by Messrs. Howell Williams and Son, undertakers, Ystrad-Rhondda. The many friends of Miss Rachel A. Jenkins, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Jenkins, 8, Arthur Street, will be pleased to learn of her recent success; It will be remembered that during the latter portion of last year she gained a scholar- ship offered by the Glamorgan County Council in connection with the Central Midwives Board, when she obtained 179 marks out of a possible 200. After a little tuition at the Maternity Home at Cardiff, she entered the national examina- tion held at London, where she "satisfied her examiners and obtained her First Class Certificate for Midwifery.
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Harvest thanksgiving services were held at St. Stephen's Church on Thursday and Sunday last. The nreachers were: — Thursday, Rev. A. A. Kerridge, Llwyny- pia, Rev. Howell Parry, Penygraig, and Rev. J. R. Phillips, R.D., Abergavenny; Sunday, the Rev. T. E. Griffiths, B.A., vicar of Penygraig. The church was beautifully decorated with fruits and vege- tables. All the offertories were towards the Church Pastoral Aid Society. Mardy.
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Ferndale. Mr. D. Williams, who has been suc- cessful in obtaining the post of theatrical manager at the New Workmen's Hall at Ferndale, is a thorough Welshman. He was born at Merthyr in 1870, but left that town when four years Of age to reside at Treorchy, where his mother, sister and brother still reside. When 20 years of age, Mr. Williams joined the theatrical profession as scenic artist. His genius soon asserted itself, and in a short time he was appointed theatrical mana- ger. He has 17 years of practical ex- perience to his credit, having toured with such well-known people as Arthur Hare, A. B. Tapping, Edward Terry, Lieut. Cole, &c. In 1896, he was appointed manager of the Rhyl Opera House, out of 132 annlicants, and two years later was installed general manager of the Rhyl Pier and Pavilion, which position he held with great success up to 1902. Mr. Wil- liams then toured a company of his own, and acquired the rights of that very successful play, "A Royal Divorce." Whilst rehearsing A Royal Divorce at Rhyl, Mr. Williams received a wire from the late Marquis of Ang,lesea asking him to perform it at his own private theatre in the Castle at Anglesea. The invitation was readily accepted, and it was played for four nights to very distinguished audiences. Mr. Williams then toured through England, Scotland, and Wales. We well remember witnessing the per- formance at Ferndale, and it was un- doubtedly the best Royal Divorce" company that has graced local boards. He subsequently managed tours for Messrs. Baring Bros., Cheltenham,, and in due time applied for the position of manager to the New Workmen's Hall at Ferndale, in which he was successful out of 178 applicants. We feel proud of him as a Welshman, and expect great things from him in the future. Mr. J. R. Lewis (Alaw Rhondda), A.Mus.T.C.L., has succeeded in winning the" Caradog" Music Scholarship of £25, tenable for two years at the Cardiff Uni- versity. Mr. Lewis is the composer of that well-known hymn-tune, "Nazareth." w A singular coincidence is that he is also the composer of a very popular musical opera, entitled Caradog." His brilliant success is all the more gratifying because he is only an ordinary artisan, and is the reward of perseverance under great diffi- culties. Mr. Lewis is entirely self-taught. Prof. FOLIA'S HERBAL REMEDIES will cure all diseases and skin eruptions, whether constitutional or acquired. Advice Free at his Consulting Room, 279, Bute Street; Cardiff. M12
Trealaw. The quarterly meeting of Bethlehem (W.B.) Sunday School was held on Sun- day last, the day's proceedings com- mencing with a prayer meeting. The afternoon meeting was presided over by Mr. Tom Humphreys. The children were catechised by Mr. W. E. Davies, Ynys- cynon, and a number of pleasing recita- tions and songs were given by the juvenile section of the school. The singing was conducted by Mr. Willie Thomas. An able address was also given upon Sunday School work by Mr. Wm. Roberts, Rhys Street. The evening's meeting was con- fined chiefly to the adults. Among those taking part were Mr. Willie Thomas, Miss Esther Hughes, Miss Maude Thomas and Miss Irene Thomas. The accompani- ments were played by Mr. Arthur Thomas, organist, and Mr. Tom Williams, Foundry. A short address was given by the superintendent, who remarked that at last year's Baptist Examination two first and" two second prizes were awarded to members of the school. Mr. Daniel Thomas (senior deacon) also spoke,
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Last Saturday evening, a welcome home and presentation meeting was held at Saron (Welsh Wesleyan) Church in honour of the return home of Mr. Hugh Hughes, G. & L., accompanist to the Royal Welsh Male Voice Choir. The Rev. Thomas Jones presided, assisted by the Rev. H. Curry. The Rev. Thos. Jones opened the proceedings with a very appro- priate speech, which was followed by short addresses by Messrs. Moses Morgan, Thomas Williams, William Hughes, Rd. Jones, John Pugh, Evan Davies, and the Rev. H. Curry. Solos were rendered at intervals by Miss O. Hughes, Mr. D. Hughes, and Mr. J. A. Lloyd. Songs were also sung by the Band of Hope. Poetical addresses were delivered by Mrs. J. T. Edwards and Mr. Ambrose Lloyd, who also presented Mr. Hughes (on behalf of the younger section of the church) with a beautifully engraved silver-mounted walking-stick. Mr. Hughes, in respond- ing, expressed his deep appreciation of the good feeling which pervaded the meeting, and of the honour bestowed upon him by his friends that evening. The meeting was brought to a close by a hearty Tendering of Hen Wlad fy Nhadau." All Skin diseases an be cured by using Dr. Douglas' Ointment, 1s. JJ Soap, Sole Agent-JOHN DAVIES; 4932 The Cash Chemist, TONYPANDY. The oldest saddlery business in the Rhondda Valleys is at Treherbert, having been established in 1860 by Mr. John Jones, who came over from Aberdare when the Valley was still in its infancy. He opened a shop in Bute Street, and entered into saddlery contracts with Ynysfeio and other collieries who were just then commencing operations in the Valley. The present premises in Bute Street were built by Mr. Jones, and were taken over in 1887 hr Mr. D. Myrddin Williams, who carried on a very success- ful business until he was appointed local manager for the Hearts of Oak Assurance Company. Mr. Williams' clientele was very extensive, and included the chief collieries from Treorchy to Pontyrhydyfen —a radius of 14 miles. This- old business has now been taken over by Messrs. Yorwerth, Thomas and Co., wholesale and retail leather merchants and colliery con- tractors, Bridgend. This firm is well known in the Rhondda. through their con- nection with the Pentre Saddlery. They have a reputation for excellent workman- ship, which is evidenced by the fact that they are contractors to the leading col- lieries, farmers, and gentry in Glamorgan.