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Treherbert. A number of enthusiasts witnessed the third, semi-final, and final rounds of the billiard tournament at the Fernhill Work- men's Institute last week. The results were as follow:-Third round: M. Wil- liams (rec. 20) beat R. Kinsey, S. Wat- kins beat W. J. Rees (rec. 20), H. Hus- band (bye). Semi-final round: M. Wil- liams'beat H. Husband, S. Watkins (bye). Final round: S. Watkins beat M. Wil- liams (rec. 20). Councillor D. R. Jones presented Messrs. S. Watkins and M. Williams (the finalists) with billiard cues (comple.te with case) valued at 21s. and 15s. respectively. 12 Bladed Safety Razors. The Ever Ready at 51-, the Gillette at 21/- Local Agent- R. T. Jones, The Tram Terminus, Treherbert. 4893 Under the auspices of Bethany (E.G.) Chapel Gymnastic Class, a fruit soiree at Bethany Schoolroom on Wednesday even- ing proved most successful in every re- spect. The schoolroom was gaily and seasonably decorated with holly mistletoe and coloured material, and iqr. Sam Morgan is to be complimented on his artistic taste in arranging the decora- tions. A good number of young people attended. Full justice was done to the delicious fruits with which the tables .were literally spread. Games such as t" military march," "Turning the Trencher," and Bobby Bingo were afterwards enjoyed with much zest. Mr. H. G. Evans (senior), who organised the games, also arranged an impromptu read- ing competition, and much good fun was the outcome of it. Mr. Fred Evans was treasurer, and Mr. Pitman (secretary) re- ceived invaluable assistance from Messrs. T. Anfield and J. Jenkins. All members of Bethany Sunday School are allowed to become members of the Gymnastic Class. The class was founded last winter, and from that time much good work has been done amongst the young members. The object of its inauguration was to. keep the young people as much in touch as possible with the church. The proceeds of the soiree were in aid of the Gymnastic OLasa funds. At Horeb (O.M.) Chapel on Christmas Day and.Sunday last, the annual preach- ing services were held. The officiating ministers were the Rove. W Davies, B.A., Aberystwyth, and ¥m. Thomas, Maesteg. The sermons were excellent throughout, and the congregations were large. Special sermons were delivered with great eloquence at Ca-lfaria Chapel Blaenrhondda, on Christmas Day and Sunday by the Rev. Owen Evans, Senny- bridge. Mr. Rees Bethel, Llewellyn Street, was benefited by a grand smoking concert which was held at the Smith's Arms Hotel last Thursday evening. Mr. Gardner took the chair. The room was growded put. An excellent programme ,was contributed to by the following artistes:—Messrs. W. T. Evans, E. Todd Jones, Bill Bailey, Richard Davies, and Hooper and Share, Treherbert; Messrs. Jack Br anfield, David Llewellyn, and Ivor Rees, Treorehy; and Messrs. Wyndham Jenkins, Nathaniel Amos, and Will Hatton, Pentre. Messrs. Dan Davies, 1. Bowen, and W. Brazel were the accom- panists. Messrs. William Williams and Vaughan Reynolds (landlord of Smith's Arms) acted as secretary and treasurer. A social evening was held at Blaen- rhondda Schools on Thursday by the students of the Blaenrhondda Evening and Continuation Classes. After a high- class tea had been taken, a hat trimming competition for gentlemen and a hammer- ing competition for ladies caused much fun and amusement among the guests. Songs were rendered by the glee party of the students. A solo was given by Miss Jones. Many exhilarating games were played, the organiser of which was Mr. M. J. Williams. Mr. G. Walters gave valuable assistance. Mr. T. D. Jones, and Misses M. Davin and Jones were accompanists. A Young Leaguers' Union has been established at Blaenrhondda Wesleyan Chapel for the financial assistance of the orphans at Bonner Road. London. In order to help on this good cause, a Christmas tree was held on Christmas Day at the chapel named. The vestry was nicely decorated for the occasion. The tree, loaded with toys, appeared very picturesque.. It was ably attended to by Miss Demaid (secretary). The sweet stall was looked after by Misses S. Emitt and A. Demaid. The treasurer is Mr. Griffiths. Mr. John Morse is the presi- dent of the Union. The local Gay Gordons' Touring Club held a whist drive at the Treherbert Girls' School on Christmas night. Such a large number attended that the school was uncomfortably crowded. Many games, &c., were participated in after, refreshments. A splendid musical treat was given by the Blaenycwm Orchestral Band at Blaenycwm (W.B.) Chapel on Christmas afternoon. The edifice was well crowded. The chair was occupied by Mr. John "Walters. The conductor, Mr. W. H. Davies, A.T.S.C., and band—which is now over thirty strong—are to be con- gratulated on their rendering of such excellent high-class music. The orchestra played —March, Austria (Nowoting) selection, Gloria (Mozart) selection, Smithy (Carevotte) overture, "Caliph de Bagdad" (Botildie); "Hallelujah" from the "Messiah" (Handel); and a selection, "Welsh. Airs" (Cambria Bonnisacau). The orchestra was assisted by the following artistes: —Soprano, Miss Nana Jones, Pentre; tenor, .Mr. W. Todd Jones, Treherbert; violinist. Mr. H. Ware, Tonypandy; and 'cellist. Mr. Ivor Jones, Treorchy. Mr. 1. Bowen, Treher- bert, was accompanist. Mr. David Lewis was efficient as secretary. The proceeds were towards the Blaenycwm Chapel fund. A lantern entertainment was given at Ebenezer (W.C.) Chapel on Christmas evening. The chief item of the pro-

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