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A Merthyr Compensation.

Theatre Royal, Merthyr.




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TROEDYRHIW. BANHMG. — The London and Provincial Bank, Limited, have opened an agency at 06a, Cardiff-road, Troedyrhiw. The hours of busi- ness are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays. Ml TABERNACLE. — Half-yearly meetings were held on Sunday and Monday, at Tabernacle Chapel, when the Rev. W. Row'and Jones, of Merthyr, preached at all the services to large congregations. FBEB SAMPLES.—During the past week Miss Evenden, the representative of Vigoral, has been stationed a.t the Co-operative Stores, and has had a very successful time in demonstrat- ing the advantages of taking Vigoral. For a certain number of capsules dainty mugs were to be secured. SARON CHAPEL.—The annual meetings were held at Saron Chapel last week-end, commenc- ing on Saturday evening, and extending to Monday evening. The services were largely attended, and the offertories will go towards reducing the chapel debt. The preachers were Rev. D. Johns, Maesteg (late of Merthyr Vale) an Rev. D. Evans, Newcastle Emlyn. The Rev. D. Johns preached an English sermon on Sunday afternoon. OCTOGENARIAN'S DEATH. — The death took place, on Friday, of Mrs. Ann Thomas, 27, Bridge-street, at the ripe old age of 6J years. The deceased was one of the oldest inhabitants of the village, and by her demise another link with the past has been severed. The old lady had been ailiner for some time, but not sum- ciently to confine her to her bed, and her death came quite suddenly. Mrs. Thomas, who came to Troedyrhiw over 50 years ago, was a native of Nantyglo She had been a member of Car- mel Baptist Chapel for over 46 years. She was also caretaker of the Yew-street Girls' School for over 40 years. Deceased was buried at the Aberfan Cemetery on Tuesday, a large number attending the funeral, amongst whom were Mrs. Edmunds, Plas-y-coed; Miss Da- vies, late headmistress of the school where the deceased was caretaker; and Miss Kate Jones. The members of the Juvenile Choir also at- tended, and sang hymns. The services were conducted by the Rev. James Jones, late pastor of Carmel Church. PRESENTATION.—A tea meeting took place at Carmel Chapel, on Tuesday evening, in hon- our of Rev. James Jones, pastor of Carmel Baptist Chapel, who is leaving t-o take up an- other pastorate. The tea trays were presided over by the lady members of the organising committee, and a great deal of the success of the meeting is due to the ladies for their untir- ing efforts. There was a large attendance. The Rev. E. P. Evans, of Merthyr Vale, presided over the meeting, and was supported by min- isters from all parts of the district from Pont- sticyll to Caerphilly. Amongst those who spoke were Rev. Mr. Jones, Rev. Mr Nicholas (Tre. harris), Rev Mr. James (Abercanaid), Rev. W. A. Jones (Zion), Rev. Mr. Griffiths, Rev. W. R. Jones, and Rev. Mr. Nicholas (Merthvr), Rev. J. H. Davies (Cefn), Rev W. Thomas (Dowlais)), and Dr. Jones (Troedyrhiw), Rev. J. W. Price, and Rev. D. E. Davies (Troed- yrhiw), all of whom spoke in glowing terms of the Rev. J. Jones, and regretted his departure. Mr. Griffiths, deacon, referred to the loss which they were about to sustain. Mr. T. Broad presented the pastor with a gold-nibbed foun- tain pen for personal kindness; Mr. R. Grif- fiths, on behalf of the Sunday school class, pre- sented him with a photo of the class of which he was teacher; on behalf of the Welsh Gram- mar school class a silver inkstand was present- ed by Miss Kate Jones; on behalf of the mem- bers of the church and subscribers, Mr. David Jones presented a gold watch and chain suit- ably engraved and on behalf of the church Mrs. Parry, the oldest member, presented a purse of gold. On rising to respond, the rev. gentleman was visibly touched. He said he felt his position keenly, and was unable to express his thanks for their kind thoughts of him. He would never forget the kindness shown him by the Troedyrhiw people. He never thought he was held in such high esteem, it WI1-, impossible for him to say HlPrc. hut ho thanked them from his heart for their loyalty and assistance. A vote of thanks was accorded the chairman, on the □ of ilr. Parry, se- conded by Mrs. Edmunds, Plas-y coed and to the energetic committee, consisting of ladies and gentlemen, for bringing about such an excellent gathering. The chairman of the com- mittee was Mr. Parry CANTATA.—The juveniles of the St. John's and St. David's Churches, at the St. John's Hall, on Monday evening, performed the can- tata, "iionnie Prince Charlie," or "The Ga- thering of the Clans" (Towers). There was a fair attendance, and Dr. R. McGhie presided. In his speech, the president, who is a Scotch- man, explained in detail the history of the gathering of the clans, foing back to the time between 1715 and 1745, during the exile of the roval family of Stuart, which gave rise to the rebellion of that period. In the latter year Prince Charles landed on the Lochaber Coast with but seven followers, and at first made little impression, but by dint of perseverance he ul- timately overcame all their scruples. Imme- diately the curtain rose, the choir, dressed in Scottish costumes, led by the schoolmaster in kilts, playing the bagpipes, sang a. Scotch chorus. Master Rufus Watkins caused great amusement with his song and dance of the Highland fling. The chief part is when the Prince leads his followers in triumph on the platform, and the choir, marching on the stage. the "Marquis of Tullebardine" steps forward and requests "Prince Charles" to hoist the flag, which he readily docs. The characters were sus- tained by the following :—"Prince Charles," Mr. Arthur James; "Duke of Perth," Mr. Willie Brewer; "Marquis of Tullibardine," Mr. Sam Phillips: "Earl of Kilmarnock," Mr. Willie Meek; "Lord Gordon," Mr. Harry Jones; "Lord Lovat," Mr. Haydn Phillips; "Sir James Graham," Mr. Charlie Broad; "Clan Ronald," Mr. Ted Evans; "Allister Macallister" (piper and schoolmaster), Mr. Joe Davies; "Heather Jock" (a vendor of brooms), Mr. Rufus Watkins; "Ballad Bauldy (a street singer), Mr. Reggie Morgan, "Shon Roy (a gamekeeper), Mr. Harry Howells; "Lady Mov Glen, Miss Lizzie Cottrell, "Lady Ann/' Miss Polly Jones; "Flora Macdonald," Miss Olive Warren "Kitty Macallister," Miss Min- nie Roper; "Three Witches," Miss Lizzie Ann Lewis, Miss Cassie Bodger, Miss Lily Beard, assisted by Soldiers, Peasants, Pipers, and Chorus. The orchestra consisted of the fol- lowing: Pianist, Miss Alice Williams; first violin. Dr. Evans; second violin, Mr Black- burn; flute, Mr. Jones; 'cello, Mr. Price; string bass, Mr. F Ford. Credit is due to the Misses Alice and Gwladys Williams and the Rev. E. It Carston, who were responsible for the success of the operetta.. Everything passed off without a hitch.


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