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._--THE CHRONICLES OF CARTOONIA.

NASAL CATARRH & ASTHMA.

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DOWLAIS.

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Welsh Baptist Festival at Dowlais. The annuaJ "gymanfa" in connection with the Sunday School and Bands of Hope of the following Baptist churches: Caersalem and Moriah (Dowlais), Elim (Penydarren), Panty- waun, and Pontsticill, was held on Easter Tues- day at Gwernllwyn Congregational Chapel, Dowlais (kindly lent for the occasion), in con- sequence of the Oddfellows' Hail being un- available. As in previous years, a specially- prepared programme was arranged for the fes- tival and rehearsals had been actively engaged in for some time previous to the event. The tunes for the most part had been selected from the Sunday School Hymn-book of the denomin- ation, and an anthem from the pen of Mr. J. T. Jones, G.T.S.C., Dowlais, was also introduced. The final rehearsals took place on Sunday at 2 o'clock in Moriah Chapel, the conductor being Mr. Tom JOrloe8. Elim, and the chairman Mr. William Morgan, Pantywaun. In the evening, at 8 o'clock, at Gwernllwyn Chape), the condua tor being Mr. B. T. Davies (Moriah) and the chairman Mr. Richard Jones (Moriah). There were large congregations present, and the sing- ing throughout promised well for the "gy- manfa." itself. The conductor on the festival day was Mr. David Thomas. Pontypridd, who did his work exceedingly well. He held the massed choralist.s in splendid control, and un- der his'skilled baton they rendered the various numbers with great impressiveness, joyful spiritedness, and intense fervour, as the items expressly demanded. In the afternoon gather- ing at 2.30 o'clock. Mr. David Thomas (Elim) presided; and in the evening, at 6.30 o'clock, Mr. John Griffiths (Caersalem) occupied the chair, the sacreti edifice being thronged on both occasions. Mr. T. D. Morgan, Gwernllwyn, presided at the organ, and played the accom- paniments. the choirs being greatly assisted thereby. Solos were rendered durin the meet- ings by Mr. M. Thomas (Elim), Miss Mary Watts (Caersalem). a.nd Miss Rhoda Thomas, and n. trio was given by Mr. D. J. Jones and friends. The committee responsible for the ar- rangements were :—Chairman, Mr. John Grif- fiths, Caersalem; treasurer. Mr. David Harris. Elim; and secretaries, Messrs. David Jonos Moriah, and J. Edwards, Caersalem, who charged their duties most satisfactorily.

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