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-2 DOWLAIS. | RE-OPEKING SERVICES. — After undergoing complete renovation and considerable altera- tion and improvement, St. Mary's Welsh Church was re opened for public worship yesterday (Thursday). There were large congregations at the services. FIREMAN KILLED.—In consequence of some wagons jumping the rails during shunting oper- ations at the Old Works, on Thursday after- noon, Michael Doneghin, a fireman employed on a locomotive engine driven by David Jen- kins, Penywern, was knocked down and killed on the spot. The deceased was 28 years of age and single, aud lodged with his brother at 18, Church-street. BETHANIA.—On Saturday evening, Sunday and Monday, preaching services were held, and at almost every meeting this spacious place of worship was well filled. The preachers were the Rev. Silyn Evans, Aberdare, who might be termed the venerable (and why not?), the Rev. Gwilym S. Recs, B.A., Llandyssul, a young minister who is rapidly coming to the front as an excellent preacher. There were large collections. GYMNASTIC DISPLAY.—A large company of in- vited friends attended at the basement room of the Carnegie Free Library, Church-street, on Tuesday evening, when a programmo of gym- nastic drills, exercises, etc., was given in con- nection with the local Young Men's Temper- ance and Anti-Cigarette League and Gymnastic Society. The gathering was the last. of the session, and the Rev. Peter Price, M.A., Be- thania (president), who occupied the chair, pre- sented a set of ten volumes of "Ellicott's Com- mentary on the Bible" to Air. F H. Condie (Gymnastic Instructor), on behalf of the League in appreciation of his excellent, service in that capacity. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS' PASTORATE.—Inasmuch as the Rev. Caradoc Griffiths and his genial help-meet both hail from the town. and are widely known and respected, Dowlais folk will bo interested in a pleasant function which has just taken place in connc tlon with Woodville- road Baptist Church, Cardiff, the congregation celebrating the pastor's (the Rev. Caradoc Griffiths') twenty-fifth anniversary. The school was thronged by the members of the Church and friends who had come from other churches to join in the proceedings. Following tea there was a meeting in the chapel, when the presentation of a beautifully-illuminated address, together with acheque, was made to the pastor, and there was a further cheque for Mrs. C. Griffiths. Previous to entering the ministry, the rev. gentleman was a member of the Dowlais Works office staff, and was faithfully attached to Moriah Church, whilst Mrs. Griffiths (nee Miss Lewis), who has also endeared herself to the friends at Woodville-road. Cardiff, did much useful work at Beulah English Baptist Church. So handsome and appreciative a recognition is a worthy tribute to untiring zeal and long service in the cause. FREE CHURCH COUNCIL.—The quarterly meet- ing of the Council of Evangelical Free Churches was held on Tuesday evening, at Elizabeth- street Chapel, the president of the Council. Mr. D. M. Oriel (Boulah) occupied the chair. Amongst other items of importance, a strongly- worded resolution in favour of Welsh Disestab- lishment Bill was unanimously passed, and it was decided to send a copy to tho Members of Parliament for the Borough of Mcrthyr Tydfil, the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and the Leader of the Opposition. —Mr. D. B. Williams attended the meeting, on behalf of the local branch of the Sunday School Union, and extended a cordial invitation to a further conference to be convened at an early date to disouss Sunday School Reform. Tho president referred to the impending departure from the town of the Rev. Edward Jones, who has accepted the pastorate of Christ Church. Rhyl. He said that during" his stay of four years in the town Mr. Jones had taken a most active interest in the work of the Council, and was in frequent demand as a speaker at local, county and national meetings. He also edited, for a period of twelve months, the Dowlais Free Churchman." On behalf of the Council, the president moved that the best thanks of the Council be given tho rev. gentleman for his faithful services in the past, and, whilst much regretting his departure from the town, wished him God-speed in his new sphere of labour. This was seconded by Mr. W. D. Thomas, Penywern, and carried unanimously. Splendid testimony was borne to Mr. Jones's worth and character by Revs. James Williams (Beulah), Messrs. W. Richards (Lib amis), J. Williams {English Wesleyans), and others. Mr. Jones was on this occasion unavoidably absent.

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Gallant Rescue from Drowning…

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Sir Marchant Williams at TredegarI

Gruesome Discovery at Gilfach.

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ABERDARE COUNTY COURT.

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ABERDARE COUNTY COURT.