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Late Mrs Eliza Evans, Treherbert The funeral of the late Mrs. Eliza Evans, Smith Cottage, Treherbert (whose death we announced last week), took place on Monday. The Revs. J. Pethian Davies, J. D. Evans (vicar), and R. T. Howells, B.A., conducted a service at the house before the body was conveyed to Treorchy Cemetery, where the interment took place. The funeral procession con- sisted of gentlemen only. who rode in seven coaches behind the hearse. An- other service was held at the graveside, the officiating ministers being the Revs. Canon Lewis (Pentre), J. Pethian Davies, J. D. Evans (vicar of Treherbert), and R. T. Howells. The following is the list of coaches —First coach-Messrs. Caleb Evans (son), Geraldus Jones (grandson), Morgan Emmanuel and Capt. Whalquest (sons-in-law); second coach—Messrs. H. Evans and J. Morgan (nephews), George and Richard Evans (cousins), W. R. Davies (Treherbert), and Mr. Ivens (re- presenting Messrs. Morgan, Bruce, Nicholas, and James, solicitors, Ponty- Late Mrs. ELIZA EVANS.
pridd): third coach—Revs. Canon Lewis, J. D. Evans, J. Pethian Davies, and R. T. Howells. and Mr. John Gower (Pen- twyn, Treherbert); fourth coach-Messrs. David Rees (Treherbert), W. Davies (New Inn, Treherbert), William Davies (Co- operative Stores, Treherbert), W. Evans (Pontypridd), and Evan Oule (Treher- bert) fifth coach—Messrs. J. Williams (South Africa), Sidney John (Penyr- englyn), William Glass (Treherbert), John Howells (Treherbert). Inspector Williams (Treherbert), and Alderman W. Morgan, J.P. (Tynewydd); sixth coach-Messrs. D. Richards (Pentre), Robert Saunders (Treherbert), E. Herbert (ex-postmaster, Treherbert), and W. Jenkins (Fforch Farm, Treherbert) seventh coach- Messrs. T. E. Davies (Penyrenglyn), W. Ball (Penyrenglyn), Iago Picton (Wynd- ham Hotel, Tynewyddi), and Mr. Norman and sons (Trealaw). The following tenants acted as bearers: -Messrs. Mor- gan Rees. Butson, Moon, Morgan, W. Thomas, Blackburn, J. C. Phillips, and Vaughan Reynolds. Wreaths were sent by the following: —Messrs. Caleb and Alfred Evans (sons); Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Emmanuel, and Mrs. Whalquest (daugh- ters) Miss Gwen Collin's (granddaughter) Amy and Geraldus (grandchildren); Mrs. Walker, Putney, LondonAda, Laura, and George (nephew and nieces), Weston- super-Mare: Eliza, Mattie, and Amy (granddaughters); Mrs. Baker, Putney, London: Jack, Rita, and Leslie (grand- children), London; and Mr. Bruce, soli- citor, Pontypridd.
With Fdged Tools at the Theatre Royal next Week. Next week at the Theatre Royal will be produced for the first time in Tony- pandy Henry Seton Merriman's great work, With Edged Tools," which was made into a play last year by Mr. H. Armitage, and which has enjoyed the greatest success during the past year. Henry Seton Merriman is one of the most popular British authors, and With Edged Tools is undoubtedly his most popular work, it having been read by no less than two million people_in the British Isles alone.' It is amazing that an author of the genius of Merriman should have escaped dramatisation before, but so it is, and With Edged Tools is the first of his works to be put upon the stage. To boil down a novel of over three hun- dred pages into the three hours' traffic of the stage is a work of some difficulty- CAMPBELL GOLDSMID as VICTOR DURNOVO."
much must be added, and much omitted for dramatic effect. The main domestic theme has been adhered to, viz., the punishment of the vain, unsympathetic society philanderer, who has played fast and loose with the affections of two good men, and is in turn punished by them. The idea and treatment of it are original, and so far as memory serves, has not been done on the stage before. A notable com- pany has been requisitioned for this week. Hamilton Dean plays Jack Meredith," Marie Leonhard Jocelyn Gordon," Marguerite Cellier "Millicent Chyne," and Campbell Goldsmid "Victor Durnovo."
Pentre Colliery Dispute. An accident during last week led to a. stoppage of work on Monday last. A steam pipe conveying steam to the upper shaft and engine burst about half-past eight in the morning; the fan engine was consequently incapacitated, with the result that the men underground were obliged to cease work for the day. The hauliers found on Friday evening that their pay was short of half a day's wage, which had been deducted for the above day. This action caused discontent, and the hauliers refused to work on Monday. A mass meeting was held, Mr. Ben Davies (miners' agent) being present. A depu- tation waited upon the manager, Mr. Williams, but it seemed that terms could not be discussed unless the men con- tinued work. On Tuesday and Wednes- day, the men worked as usual, while a conference took nlace with the manage- ment. Another meeting was held on Wednesday night. D'aywage men and labourers-are also involved in the trouble, their wages having been cropped of half a turn.
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A Class on Friday mornings for Painting, Pastinello,1Marquetry, Wood Carving. Miss Bolt (of Cardiff). At Miss Elias, Aber- xhondda Post Office, Porth. c86/26 INSPECTOR OF MINES. PRIVATE LESSONS BY POST. MINE Managers' Exams. Scholarships and Associate. ship in Mining, etc. Candidates prepared. Miner- alogy, Geology. Coal and Metal Mining, Placer and Hydraulic Mining, Ore Dressing, Milling, Mining, Mining Mathematics, Electricity, and Surveying. Certificates awarded. Write for Syllabus.—The Cambrian Mining School, Glan ffrwd, Porth. Glam ci5j24 MUSICAL. MISS Annie Evans, Certificated Teacher of Pianoforte, etc., is prepared to receive pupils. Terms on application to 19, Queen Street, Ton, Ystrad. c6?/22 HERBERT WARE, VIOLINIST, Conductor of South Glamorgan and Local Orchestras, has vacancies for a few more Pupils on the VIOLIN and VIOLA. Thorough tuition. Moderate fees. "SEVCIK" SYSTEM TAUGHT. For terms, apply 195, Kenry Street, Tonypandy. 4799 PHIL JONES late pupil of Signor Moretty, R.A.M. (London), is open to receive engagements for Oratorios, Miscellaneous Concerts, etc. Moderate fee. Dr. Randegger says :—" He possesses a decidedly beautiful tenor voice most pleasing to listen to." Copies of testimonials on application. Address, Phil Jones, Tonyrefai1. 400 CHURCH AND CHAPEL ORGANS BUILT ON THE LATEST SYSTEMS, Tracker, Pneumatic, and Electro-Pneumatic, with per- fect repetition, answering all requirements of the most fastidious players, Detached Keyboards a Speciality. TUNING, REPAIRS, RENOVATIONS, etc., etc. Wm. H. HARMSTON, Organ Builder, Nat. Tel. 91. PONTYPRIOD. 481P PIANOS FOR SALE, 4519 Cash, Walnut Piano, as new, Cost £25; fully warranted for ten years. Waddington & Sons, Post Office Buildings, Porth. Banjo-Piano, the finest value ever offered. 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Write or call to Waddington & Sons, Post Office Building, Porth, or City Road, Cardiff. 508 MISCELLANEOUS Madam VERO'S Drops & Pills FOR FEMALES. Ladies should consult Madam Vero, Medical Specialist and Character Reader, at Prof VERO'S Electro-Medical & Botanical Laboratory, 108, William Street, YSTRAD. Take Tram to Sandy Bank. 5093 IF YOU HAVE A BAD LEG, ECZEMA, WOUND, PILES or any Skin affections, send for a Free Sample of HEALO OINTMENT. It costs you nothing, and you will not regret it. Try it! you need not send for a large 1 box. It is easy to make misleading statements, but no one will purchase a worthless article a second time. Healo allays all irritation, inflammation soothes and heals Bad Legs. MAURICE 8MITH, Ph.C., F.S.M.C., Kidderminster. Local Agents :-Richards, Chemist, Pandy Square, Tonypandy W. Llewellyn, Chemist, Clydach Vale Lewis, Chemist, Mardy; O. Davies, Chemist, Pontypridd Davies, Chemist, Treorchy Williams, Chemist, Tylorstown Evans, Chemist, Ynys- ybwl Lewis, Chemist, Ynyshir George, Chemist, Ystrad AE. TRIMNELL, the Cardiff Herbalist, Mona Terrace, Cardiff. Sent free on application, The Trucure Herbal Book. Note the Address. c43/26 RARE OPPORTUNITY.—AfricaD Gray Parrots from 30 Amazon acclimatised, 35/ Cockatoos, 25/- to 35 King Parrot. 30 Gray and Pink Parrots, 15/- Green Parakees, 7/6 Amazon Parrot, talking, 5 guineas African Gray, 2i years old, talking, 5 guineas Love birds 7, 6 pair Rice birds, white, 10/6 pair gray ditto, 5 6 grand lot of Linnets, well on seed, 1/- each selected birds for muling, 116 each young Hartz Canaries, 2/6 each Yorkshire and Norwich cocks, singing, from 6/6, from champion strain. By far the largest stock of birds in South Wales. J. H. Ormond, Taxidermist, 25, Wyndham Arcade, Cardiff. 5033 ARRIVING November 15th (for a short time only). Madame Vesta, Scientific Palmist and CHARACTER Reader, 36, Ton Row, Ton, Pentre. clO NURSE WILLIAMS' OVALOIDS for Ladies. Price 2/9 3/9 & 10/9 per Box post free, Send stamp for descriptive leaflet.-New Life Remedy Co., 59, Bute St., Treherbert. D VICE FREE for Stamp.—Mrs Stewart, Lady Specialist.—Address 9, Guinea-street, Bristol. c87/26 Grey Hair permanently and speedily restored to its original colour by using Marriscin's Hair Colour Restorer. It is not a dye, but by natural means acts as a restorative. Contains nothing injurious, and is beneficial to the giowth and beauty of the Hair. In bottles, price 1/6 (postage 3d. extra). Manufacturer:— G. W. HARRISON, Hair Specialist, Reading. Sold by Chemists. Agents-for Tonypandy Emrys Richards, The Dunraven Pharmacy. Pentre: David George, Chemist. B975/41 SAFEST, cheapest and best to gain health and strength are Culpeper's O.K Remedial Herbs, specially pre- pared for stomach and kidney troubles. Three 6d. packets for ls.-Pedr Williams, Herbalist, Treorchy. Agents wanted. 5012 =- CHINA and EARTHENWARE For Shopkeepers and Hawkers. The Best and Cheapest House in the Trade is W. Webb, Pottery Show Rooms, HAVELOCK ST. (off Westgate St.), CARDIFF. Beware of Imitators who copy our prices and pack you seconds unsaleable rubbish 4982 FOR FLAGS, BANNERS, DECORATIONS for Halls, etc. Lettered Flags for Advertising a Speciality. Call at F. P. DYMOND & Co., 26, Wyndham Arcade, CARDIFF. NAT. TEL. 1900 5069 IMPORTANT TO MOTHERS. Every Mother who values the health and cleanliness of her child should use HARRISON'S Reliable" NURSERY POMADE. One application kills all Nits and Vermin, beautifies and strengthen the Hair. In tins 4!d. and 9d., postage Id. George W, Harrison, Chemist, Reading. Agents, Emrys Richards, Chemist, Coedy- meiMon, Tonypandy D. E. Davies, Chemist, Treorchy W. R. Williams, Chemist, Medical Hall, Tylorstown; J. P Lewis Chemist, Medical Hall, Ynyshir. MONEY. FIELDINGS, OLDEST-ESTABLISHED, LARGEST, AND BEST- KNOWN FINANCIERS IN WALES. £ 10 TO 420,000 To Lend on Approved Note of Hand, Reversions. Life Policies. Personal or other Securities. Trade Bills Discounted. Privacy and Prompt'.tute Assured. Dis- tance no object. Terms simply and plainly stated before completing business. tance no object. Terms simply and plainly stated before completing business. Apply HAYES BUILDINGS, THE HAYES, CARDIFF. b866ill MONEY RE-PAYMENTS EASY. JE5 repayable 5s. per week, total charge, 7s. 6d £10 „ 10s. „ „ 15s f,25 25s. „ „ 35s 6d S50 50s." 68s Other Sums at similar Rates. Apply for prospectus to -the WESTERN FINANCE ASSOCIATION (LTD.), 17, Working Street, Cardiff. MARXET-SQU ARE CHAMBERS, CHURCH STREET, PONTYPRIDD Attendance at Pontypridd Mondays. 4.30 till 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 11 till 2. 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PHILIP MORRIS, 80, TAFF-STREET, p ONTYPRIDD, Manager of t he South Wales Loan and Finance Co., ANY SUM FROM 25 TO £ 1,000 Upon your own Promissory Note and Re-pay to suit your circumstances. No sureties required. Lowest interest charged. Strict privacy observed in all transactions. Call or write in Confidence to- PHILIP MORRIS, at the above address. Applications from all parts receive prompt attention. £ s. d. I MOST MONEY BBOUm I LENT. BEST PRICES GIVEN On any article of value, at lowest interest in the district Note our only Address- JBT. CHRDASH, Jeweller, Pawnbroker, & Clothier, 37, DUNRAVEN STREET, TONYPANDY. Opposite Library.) Safes for Storage of Valuables. Special con- tracts striccly confidential. Great Redemption of Pledges weekly. All- sold below cost. 5054 Telegrams—" Mackere Swansea." Corporation Telephone—350 P. MOLYNEUX, Ltd., Steam Trawler Owners & Smack Managers, and Fish Merchants, 120, HIGH STREET, 8WANSEA. Special attention paid to customers for Headless Fish for Frying Write for Quotations 374 COAL MINERS. LESSONS BY POST. SYLLABUS FREE. THE UNIVERSAL MINING SCHOOL. (285), CARDIFF. c7114 Bridgend Fourth Annual Boxing Day EISTEDDFOD December 27, 1907. MALE VOICE COMPETITION—"Lead Kindly Light' (Mirella C. Raines), Prize £25. MIXED CHOIR COMPETITION-" Awake iEolian Lyre (Danly), Prize 410. ACfION SONGS for CHILDREN'S CHOTR3, Prize 43 and 42. Not less than 24 in number. Programmes ready. Post Free, ld. SecretariesAnthony Lewis, 3, Dunraven Terrace, Bridgend, and JOHN LEWIS, Saddler, 41, Wyndhiru Street, Bridgend PUBLIC NOTICES r TO BUILDERS. BUILDERS desirous of tendering for JD the erection 28 Houses at Tynycae, Penygraig, Rhondda Valley, for Messrs. The Tynycae Building Club. should for- ward their names and addresses to the Architects, and sealed and endorsed Tenders are to be sent to the Secretary of tne Club:—Mr. A. J. Williams, Old Bank Chambers, Pontypridd, on or before the 24th day of November, 1909. The lowest or any Tender not neces- sarily accepted. W. M. LEWIS & T. NAUNTON MORGAN, Architects & Surveyors, 5087 Tonypandy and Pontypridd. Pontypridd Union. APPOINTMENT OF ASSISTANT SCHOOLMASTER. rjl HE Guardians of the above Union JL require the Services of a Trained, Certificated. ASSISTANT SCHOOL- MASTER for their Cottage Homes Schools at Llantwit Fardre. The Salary of the Master appointed will be £ 100 per annum, rising on satis- factory service by annual increments of £5 to a maximum of E130. The appointment will be made subject to the Poor Law Officers' Superannuation Act, 1896, and to the approval of the Local Government Board. Candidates must state in their appli- cation, whether they can converse in the Welsh Language, and also whether they can teach such Language. Forms of application can be obtained from me, the undersigned, and must be returned to me not later than Tuesday, the 16tli day of November, 1909. WILLIAM SPICKETT, Union Offices, Clerk. Pontypridd, 4th November, 1909. 5107 MESSRS. E. T. DAVIES & CO.'S SALES Gelli, Pentre. SALE OF LEASEHOLD DWELLING- HOUSE. MESSRS. E. T. DAVIES & CO. have 1YJL been instructed to Sell by Public Auction, on WEDNESDAY, November 17th, 1909, at 7.30 p.m., at the WINDSOR HOTEL, Ton-Pentre, subject to such Con- ditions as shall be there and then read, all that Dwelling House Known as 8, ST. DAVID'S STREET, GELLI, PENTRE, in the occupation of Mr. William Roberts, at a lunar monthly rent of E2. The property is held for 99 years, from the 1st July, 1890, at an apportioned yearly ground rent of El 17s. 6d. For further particulars, apply to the Auctioneers, Pentre; or to Messrs. SPIOKETT & SONS 5101 Solicitors, Pontypricld. Court Street, Clydach Vale. SALE OF VALUABLE SHOP AND PREMISES, MESSRS. E. T. DAVIES & CO. have been instructed to Sell by Public Auction, on TUESDAY, November 16th, 1909. at 7.30 p.m., at the ROYAL HOTEL, Clydach Vale, subject to such Conditions as shall be there and then read, all that Shop and Dwelling House Known as 111, COURT STREET, CLY- DACH VALE, in the occupation of Mr. Daniel Davies, Butcher, at a lunar monthly rent of £2 12s. The property is held for 99 years, from the 1st May, 1887. at an apportioned annual ground rent of 14s. 9d. For further particulars, apply to the Auctioneers, Pentre; or to Messrs. SPICKETT & SONS, 5102 Solicitors, Pontypridd. MR. WILLIAM MORGAN'S SALES. No. 1, 2, and 3, Bank Street, Penygraig, Rhondda. DESIRABLE SALE OF VALUABLE LEASEHOLO PROPERTY. MR. WILLIAM MORGAN has been instructed to Sell by Public Auction at the BLu RCHERS' ARMS HOTEL, Penygraig, on TUESDAY, November 23rd, 1909, at 7 p.m. precisely, and sub- ject to such Conditions of Sale as shall Llien and there read, the following Valu- able Leasehold Dwelling Houses ) and Premises. LOT I.-All that Desirable and Well- built Dwelling-house and Premises, situate and being No. 1, Bank Street, Penygraig, aforesaid, and now in the occupation of Mr. David Evans at a rental of £1 8s. per lunar month. LOT 2.—All that similarly built Dwell- ing-house and Premises situate and being No. 2, Bank Street, Penygraig, aforesaid, adjoining No. 1, and now in the occupa- tion of Mr. Rees Williams at a rental of £1 5s. per lunar month. LOT 3.—All that similarl-built Dwell- ing-house and Premises situate and being No. 3, Bank Street, Penygraig, aforesaid, and adjoining No. 2, and let to Mr. Thos. John at a rental of 91 5s. per lunar month. The above Premises are held by virtue of a Lease for a term of 99 years from the 24th June, 1891, at a gross rental of E3 4s. 4d. per annum, and which will be apportioned at the time of Sale. The Auctioneer with very great confi- dence invites attention to this Sale, the property being well-built and in close proximity to the very centre of Peny- graig and the local Collieries. Further particulars may be had on application to the Auctioneer, Coliseum Chambers, Tonypandy, and Maesyrhaf, Trealaw or of Messrs. WAYNE MORGAN & ROBERTS, 5103 Solicitors, Taff St., Pontypridd. Scholastic Book Depot. J. H. DYER, LATE MANAGER FOR THE SCHOLASTIC TRADING COMPANY (CARDIFF) DAY BOOKS from 6d. each LEDGERS from 1/- „ OFFICE FILES from 1/- INKSTANDS from 6d. „ Black Boards and Easels, Books for Prizes, I Reference and Readers of all ages. Discount 3d. in the 1/- off Books not Nett. Park Hall Buildings, 95, Queen St., CARDIFF. Orders by post receive personal attention, 5103 I TONYPANDY 1, Dunraven Street (Opposite the Theatre). Proprietor—W. DANTER. LAST DAY 1 OF THE AD 1VI Will be MONDAY, Nov. 15th, having then completed a 38 days' Fast. Lost over 2 stone in weight. Although his condition is in an alarming state, Beaute is determined to complete his task. He will take his first meal, BOVRIL, at 9 o'clock in the evening. Don't Miss Seeing him YOUR LAST CHANCE I After the Fast is completed, Beaute will remain 'another few days to recoup and receive his numerous Friends. To restore his wasted condition Beaute partakes mainly of VIROL. from which he has benefited so much after previous experi- ments. THE LAST FEW DAYS. Also in attendance daily, Mdme. Jewell, Scientific Palmiste. "Treoh Gwlad nag Argiwydd." EXCELSIOR BUILDINGS. DE WINTON STREET, TONYPANDY Telephone No. 77 P.O. Tonypandy.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1909. The Late Mr. C. Edmunds, M.E., Pentre. Biographical Sketch and Funeral A brief report of the sad death of Mr. Caswallon Edmunds, late colliery manager, Pentre, at the comparatively early age of 57 years, appeared in our columns last week. Mr. Edmunds was one of the thirteen children of Samuel and Johanna Ed- munds, Gyfeillion, Pontypridd, and was born on August 14th, 1852. The name of Samuel Edmunds will live for many years in the memory of the Rhondda inhabitants who recollect the first colliery explosion at Walter Coffin's Dinas Col- liery on January 1st, 1844, when twelve men were killed. Sam Hendreforgan," as he was called, was a well-known per- sonality a self-educated man who spent his few leisure hours in teaching music and astronomy. When the call came for a. brave man to descend the shaft soon after the explosion, and while the smoke' was still thick, the first volunteer was "Sam Hendreforgan." He descended by hemp rope wound by a horse, the sur- rounding mass of people crying, and praying for his safety. The first person he met was Mr. Daniel Thomas, the manager—father of the late Mr. Edmund Thomas, Maindy Hall, and grandfather of Mr. Daniel Thomas, M.E., Ynys House, Ton-Pentre. This brave feat has never been excelled, and Mr. Samuel Edmunds was fortunate to return àlive. The Late Mr. C. EDMUNDS, M.E. On June 18th, 1856, there was another explosion at Messrs. Insoles and Sons' colliery at Cymmer, when 114 men and boys perished. Among those who suc- cumbed to the deadly afterdamp was the brave hero of the previous explosion. Mr. Caswallon Edmunds was only four years of age when his father died. It speaks volumes for Mrs. Johanna Edmunds and the children that each one was reared with many advantages over children of ¡ wealthy people. The deceased was a keen and intelligent student of mining from I boyhood, and applied himself successfully I to the study of science. After working j at Gyfeillion for many years, he moved I to Heolfach, and in 1891 to Pentre Col- liery, where he was overman for a period of about eighteen months. In 1882 he gained a First Class Certificate as col- liery manager at his first attempt in the examination-a rare feat in those days. Other' certificates in other sciences, elec- tricity and magnetism, and mathematics and ambulance work were also won by him. He was also a good literary student, having read and studied care- fully most of the best books obtainable, so that he was always a keen debater on a wide range of subjects. He was held in high respect both by his employers— Messrs. Cory Brothers—and by his work- men and officials at Pentre. He had held the office of colliery manager at Pentre for about seventeen years, succeeding the late Mr. John Williams, when the latter removed to Tynybedw. Mr. Edmunds' success as manager may be gauged from the fact that there has not been a single serious accident at the Pentre Colliery for many years. The only one of the thirteen children of Samuel and Johanna. Edmunds now living is Mrs. James R. Evans, whose home for thirty years has been in America, and for the last twenty- one years in Scranton. She arrived in Pentre just a week or so before her bro- ther died, having heard by cablegram from her son that her only brother was seriously ill. As a citizen, Mr. Edmunds was always
Ynyshir and Wattstown. One of the best of the season's attrac- tions locally is the Ynyshir Ambulance Brigade concert to be held on the 17th of this month. The object, which is that of defraying the cost of the uniforms, is a worthy one and deserves support. A distinguished concert party has been engaged for the occasion. The erection of the new Calvinistio Methodist Chapel—Moriah—at Ynyshir, to take the place of the old edifice- Tabernacle-is nearing completion, and promises to be a. handsome building. In addition to the very successful eistedd- fod held recently, a brilliant bazaar is to take place later on to raise funds. A very popular movement at Watts- town is the presentation to Dr. Flack, M.B., who recently left that place to take up a good appointment at Norwich. The doctor had made countless friends locally by his democratic sympathies and his keen interest in all that affected the .people. A strong and representative com- mittee has the arrangements in hand, and a good meeting is looked forward to. Mr. D. J. Ryan, Treorchy, has in hand the designing and execution of the address. The presentation will take place at the end of this month. The workmen and people of Wattstown are congratulating themselves on soon becoming the possessors of a Institute. The building operations are going well ahead, and the roof will soon be on. A good set-off has been given to the move- ment by donations of L500 each from the Crawshay Bailey Estate and the United National Collieries, Ltd. The Institute will fill a long-felt and crying need in the place. The Rev. Christmas Jones, of Penrhyn, North Wales has accepted the call to the Welsh Baptist Church, and will com- mence his ministry the beginning of the new year. He is a powerful preacher, and his advent is looked forward to with great eagerness.
.H"==--= ready to do his duty, and many charitable causes have received handsome donations from him. He was also a great sports- man, and encouraged ambulance work to the best of his ability. In fact, many an injured miner at the Pentre Colliery re- ceived first-aid treatment at the hands of the manager. The funeral took place on Friday after- noon, the deceased's wish to -be buried with his mother at Glyntaff Cemetery being respected and carried out by the relatives. The funeral was for gentlemen only, proceeding in carnages by road. The Rev. Daniel Davies, of Nazareth Church, officiated, and referred to the many excellent qualities of deceased, and especially to his charitable disposition. Among those present at the funeral were —First coach-Messrs. Henry Edmunds. Samuel Edmunds, John Phillips, and Rees Owen (nephewsi); second coach—Mr. Mor- gan Davies (Mountain Ash), Rev. Daniel Davies (Nazareth), Mr. D. W. Jones (soli- citor), Mr. Evan Evans, and Dr. W. E. Thomas third coach—Mr. W. D. Wight (Gelli Collieries), Mr. W. E. Williams (veterinary surgeon), Mr. T. Williams, M.E. (Tynybedw), Mr. D. Richards, M.E. Wyndham Colliery,), and Mr. T. James (Penybank); fourth coach—Mr. D. Tre- harne (solicitor), Mr. E. T. Davies, C.C., Mr. T. Williams, M.E. (Pentre Colliery), Mr. G. Saunders. M.E. (Pentre Colliery), Mr. W. Howells, Mr. G. H. Rule (mechanic, Pentre Colliery), Mr. Roger Evans (storekeeper, Pentre Colliery), Mr. J. Roderick (cashier), Mr. Ben Devonald (Pentre), Mr. Nathaniel Rosser, Mr. Isaac Bowen (Tydraw Colliery, Treher- bert), Mr. W. H. Miles (Pentre), Mr. Herbert Davies, (Pentre), Mr. Obadiah Llewellyn (Ystrad), Mr. T. Felix Evans, Mr. A. J. Orchard (Porth), Mr. D. Rich- ards (auctioneer, Pentre), Mr. Williaiii, Thomas (Gelli Colliery), together with representatives of True Ivorites (Gomer Lodge). Floral tributes were sent by the following:—Messrs. Cory Bros., Ltd., Cardiff: Mr. W. D. Wight, Gelli Col- lieries Dr. W. E. Thomas, Llysygraig; officials of Pentre Colliery; workmen of Pentre Colliery; Rhondda Naturalists' Society; Mr. and Mrs. C. Davies, Pen- tre and friends. The funeral arrange- ments were conducted by Messrs. Howell Williams and Sons, funeral directors, Ystrad-Rhondda.