A i The Forerunner | we miff no omo m m In strikins new mm BY THE ] Rev. H. ELWYN THOMAS (Awarded First Prize at Naticnal Eisteddfod. Story of Life in Wales 200 Years ago, THE STORY TELLS -"8.1 Mill ■urn—irTTB — —» "M '"■"l —-rrrt-mr-n-r How the Foundations of Nonconformity were laid. Of the Heroes in the Early Pioneers of Dissent. Of Puritanism's Attack on Welsh Social Life. How Cock-Fighting and Bull-Baiting were driven out of the Land. 7 Of the Murder of Vicar Prichard's Son, Samuel. Of the Gipsy Camp of Cilrychen Castle. I Of the Reappearance of Owen Lawgoch. How Owen Lawgoch dispersed a Carmarthenshire Mob. Of the Kidnapping of John Penry's Grand-daughter. How Twm Shon Catty's Son became a Maniac. I Of the last Sin Eater in Walest I Of Vicar Prichard's Terrible Curse. Leading Actors in a National Drama THE FORERUNNER Has been secured for the IWEEKL MAIL,' AND WILL BEGIN PUBLICATION ON SATURDAY, MAY 22nd CBi" eKt TffiT eeh), C" NATIONAL PROVINCIAL BANK OF ENGLAND, Ltd. A 33 £ KA>ar03BC Is NOW OPENED in HIGH STREET, BARGOED.
IMOUNTAIN ASH COMMENTS. [BY "SPECTATOR"] Much sympathy has been expressed with Mr. And Mrs. T. Phillips, of 11, Lyndhurst-street, on the death of their eldest son, John, who was knocked down and killed on a railway in the United States of America a few wesks ago whilst proceeding to his work. The late Mr. John Phillips was well known among a large circle of friends at Mouhtain Ash. and his death has been a severe blow to his aged par- ents. His father, Mr. T. Phillips, was a fire- man at Lower Dufiryn Colliery for a long per- iod, but lately his health has somewhat failed. The late Mr. John Phillips was 58 years of &ge. ? The danger of stone throwing by small boys rbout the streets has again been exemplified by an accident which occurred to Mrs. Lamburn, the wife of Councillor William Lamburn, which took place on Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Lam- I burn was crossing Mountain Ash Bridge, where some boys were throwing small stones, and one of these struck Mrs. Lambum just below the i eye. -On being medically examined, the in- jury proved serious, and Mrs. Lamburn has been advised to go to the Cardiff Infirmary. Mountain Ash competitors did verv well at the Bargoed Eisteddfod and Horse Show on Monday. Mountain Ash Male Voice Party car- ried off the first prize, and Bethania Boys' Choir won second prize, and the Darrenlas Girls' Choir second prize. Among other suo- ccssful competitors from the town were Messrs. Anthony Jones, D. Pennar Williams, and Mas- ter Tom Jenkins. The Rev. R. S. Rogers (pas- tor of Rros) won the chair. At the Bargoed Show. Mr. D. Jones won the silver cup for the best horse in the show, and also two first izes. A correspondent writes about an accident that took p'ace at a house in one of the new streets above Llanwonno road. It appears that the lady of the house was cleaning one of the. room-, when the floor! gave way, and she fell a distance of several f6et to the ground below. It seems that the floors of the houses are some iHsf&nco above the ground, and that there is a hollow beneath. On Tuesday, two underground workers were discussing the execution of Foy at Swansea. One of them, it appears, had had spme exper- ience of prison life, and was describing the food supplied to prisoners. After saying that they were allowed so much of other kinds of feed.. his companion remarked that the allow- ance Jiras very small. "That may be," said the Spit speaker, "but. at any rate it was more than t get. at home." ifcstinuing, he remarked: Agd the service ih"t:oach was grand. There collection." » i.. Visitors to the teWPfe ¡, it a few ago, will Ipolf 'CT- dumber of otiRinc s places that were formerly well known. & few who have left thotr shops ui 'n,Ttterciai-ttreet and Oxford-street, or who **bout to leave, are:—Mr. John Calloway, r^tor; Mr John Charles, draper: Mr. E. G. i-owardg outfitter: Mr. Oombie, hairdresser; m:lenkins, tailor; Mr. W. Probert. furniture aealev: and Mr. W. Peters, confectioner. There jWTe a]<?o several change?. Mr. Evan Jen- Kin?, rt-nion^r, has left his old shop, and has removed to t|,at formerly occupied by Mr. Peters, oppo^g ^he Glancynon Hotel. Mr. E. I. Jarne8, who formerly a butcher, has turned fa the. ini; I:pAinem, Messrs,. Eaatmap, butchers, have removed from their old shop to that formerly occupied by Mr. Jenkins. Mr. Tucker, hairdresser, has removed from Ox- ford-street to Pryce-street. At this rate, there will soon ba a completely new lot of trades- people. in the town.
MOUNTAIN ASH. PUEC<7ASK your Groceries and Provisions at H. EYNON ls, Mountain Ash. Quality and price un. surpassed. IF .yon are in doubt where to Famish, go to VIC- TOR PBEED.lhe leading house furnisher, where you can be supplied at .your own terms.—3 and 4, Miskin- Road, Mountain Ash. NAZABETH.—Meetings for prayer have been held every, evening during the week at the Nazareth English Baptist Chapel. A week of special prayer meetings has been observed at tiiis place of worship for several years. DR&TS.—On Monday the death took place of Mrs. Jane Hill, of Laurels Cottage, Cardiff- road. For several years, Mrs. Hill kept the re- freshment house near the Nazareth English Baptist Chapel. She was 62 years of age. BILLu.RDS.-The tournament at the billiard rooms connected with the Workmen's Institute for Lord Aberdare's Challenge Cup is now drawing to a close. The four players in the semi-fbials are: Messrs. G. Hart, 1. Grant, H. Lewis, and G. Wharton. DEATJGHTS.—The officials of the Draughts Club for the ensuing year are as follow:— President, Mr. George Eact; treasurer, Mr. W. Monran; and secretary. Mr. F. W. Lane. It has been decided to hold a tournament in con- nection with the club. ODDFELLOWS (M.U.). The officers of the Gwenyneu Glancynon Lodge, held at the Jef- freys Arms Inn, have just received from the directors of the Order a cheque for the sum of E30 to assist them in paying the very heavy claims for sickness and deaths of members, while the Bruce Lodge, held at the New Public Hall, has received from the same source £ 100. This will prove a great boon to the lodges con- cerned. ASSURANCE AGENTS.—The monthly meeting of the Mountain Ash branch of the National Union of Life Assurance Agents was held at the Workmen's Institute on Friday afternoon, under the presidency of Mr. J. Jones. A good number of agents were present, and tho quar- terly circular was read and discussed at some length.—It was decided to appeal to all Trade Unionists to support the movement, and to issue a loaflet on the matter. MUSICAL.—The following pupils of Mr. J. Morgan Harris, triple medallist of the Royal Acad amy of Music, have been successful in gaining prizes at recent Mountain Ash Eistcdd- fodau:—Providence Eisteddfod, pianoforte solo, Miss Alice Simmonds; I.L.P. Eisteddfod, Miss Alice Muivey; Rhos Eisteddfod, open pianoforte solo. Miss Mildred Davies; at the same Eistedd- ford, for junior pianoforte solo. Miss Lily Noot. Easter Eisteddfod: tenor solo, Mr. Stephen Jenkins. Mr. Harris also trained Miss Maud Bishop and Miss Phcebe M. Charles, who were successful in gaining certificates for rudiments of music at the recent local examinations of the R.A.M. and R.C.M.
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Mountain Ash District Council. MAINTENANCE OF THE MAIN ROAD. The meeting of the Mountain Ash District Council was held on Tuesday, but no matters of importance were dealt with on account of the chief officials as well as several members being away in London.—Mr. J. Bruce Jones was voted to the chair, and there were also present Messrs. Geo. Hall, Evan Morris, Rev. E. V. Tidman, Mr. Griffith Evans, Dr. Morgan, and Mr. T, W. Jones with Mr. Linton, junr., and Mr. J. H. Price (deputy-surveyor.) A committee which met the County Council Committee, at Pontypridd, on April 23rd, in reference to the control of the main road through Mountain Ash, reported that the County Council refused to entertain tho application of the Mountain Astl 'Council to repair footpaths, and they disclaimed liability with, regard to [payment. The responsible authority, they urged, was the District Council or the owners of the property. They would, however, con- sider what grants they would malce towards such repairs. The Clerk's report in reference to the ripilit- of-way over Mr: Basset's land and Tag Vale Railway to the proposed recreation grounds at Abercynon was considered. A question arose as to the terms quoted by Messrs. Nixon's for the sale of the land to the Council. The Press were asked not to take any note of this.— The matter was adjourned. Dr. Evans (Medical Officer) and the Clerk submitted reports on tho Isolation Hospital. It was pointed out that in the administration block there were four wards and twelve beds, and the hospital, whereas it was isolated many years ago, it was not so now. In accordance with an order issued by the Local Government Board there should bo at these hospitals one bed for every thousand of the population, and 'therefore Mountain Ash did not provide suffi- cient accommodation. Regarding the small pox hospital, the Council were still seeking for a site. It was agreed, after some discussion, that these reports should bo sent to the Local Government Board. The Medical Officer's quarterly report was submitted, It was stated that for tho quarter ending March 31st, 3S5 births had been regis- tered, 201 males and 395 females and deaths, 158. The birth-rate was 30.6 per thousand of the estimated population, and the death-rate was 14.8.—In his ordinary report, Dr. Evans pointed out that since the last meeting four cases of scarlet fever, 11 of diphtheira, and one of enteric fever had broken out. It transpired that the scarlet fever eases were from Pen- rhiwceiber. A letter was read from Mr. Gwilym Jones, solicitor, hi reference to the claims of Messrs. John Prosser and Richard Williams, in respect of Maesyrarian allotments. Mr. Prosser's claim, which was for £2108., was passed for payment, and Mr. Williams's was referred to the Surveyor to report upon. A letter was read from the solicitor of the Ynysmcurig Estate, concerning the encroach- ment in Station-road, Abercynon.—The letter was referred to tho Surveyor. The Local Government Board wrote sanction- ing the re-appointment of Mr. Harry T. Jones as inspector of nuisances under the Council. A notice of a meeting to be held at Llandrindod on Whit-Monday, to form a Welsh Urban District Council Association, was received, inviting tho Chairman and Clerk to be present. No itction was taken. The Surveyor reported that the rainfall for the past month had been 4.66 inches, which constituted a record. Rev. E. V. Tidman asked if it were not possible for the water-cart to go into Duffryn-road, instead of only to the corner, as at present.— The Deputy-surveyor replied that this street was not included in the list recently drawn up. At the suggestion of the Chairman, it was decided that the Watering Committee should meet early so that a new list could be drawn up. —Dr. Morgan referred to the bad drainage in Rock-terrace, Ynysybwl, and moved that the matter be referred to tho Surveyor to report upon. Ynysybwl, he said, was also in need of an additional watering cart.—This matter was referred to the Watering Committee.—Mr. T. W. Jones referred to the necessity of getting more hydrants in the streets at Abercynon. This was also referred to the Surveyor.—Dr. Morgan asked how it was that the watering-carte were never out during Bank Holidays, etc. He contended that the streets needed more watering then, on account of there being more people about. <► "•
"Zurika, the Gipsy Maid." OPERETTA PERFORMANCE BY BETHANIA JUVENILE CHOIR,, MOUNTAIN ASH. A GR&AT SUCCESS. The Bethania Welsh Congregational Church, Mountain Ash, is noted for many things. In the first place, tho Rev. Owen Jones (the pastor) is known a3 a popular preacher through- out the Principality, and m religious work Bethania Church K fully alive to the needs of the time. It also possesses the largest literary society in the town, if not in the Aberdare Valley; and in many other respects takes a. leading position in the locality. But perhaps it is best known as a musical centre. It has far conductor of its congregational singing the well-known Glyndwr Richards, and it also pos- sesses the moot efficient orchestra connected with any place of worship in South Wales. But this, by no means, is all, for it also possesses one of the best trained juvenile choirs in the district. For several years this juvenile choir have ntsrformed an operetta annually, and on Thursday last they gave an extremely interest- ing perfect performance of the operetta, "Zurika, the Gipsy Maid" (in full character), under the conductorship of Mr. Albert Jones. Needless to say, the large hall of the Work- men's Institute wau crowded, for everything Bethania undertakes is a success. The story around which the operetta, "Zur- ika," is written is a very simple one, but from a musical point of view, no operetta is more suited to show the qualities of a juvenile choir. In the first act, the "King of Kola" makes an offer to his son to abdicate in his favour, but the Prince asks the King to remain on the throne another year, so as to allow him to visit all the gipsv encampments in the kingdom in search for "Zurika," a companion of his child- hood. with whom he is in love, having dreamt about her. She was stolen in early childhood by a band of gipsies In the second act, the Prince of Kola. is seen dressed a& a wood-cutter in search of "Zurika." He finds her in a g'psy encampment where she is pointed out to hsm bv "Elspeth the leading lady member of the gipsy bind. In the last act, the "Prince" and "Zurika." return to the Court of the King of Kola., where the ok* king abdicates in their favour. The chief characters were impersonated as follow"Zurika Miss Dora Davies; petb." Miss R. A. Harris: "King of Kola." Mr D. Davies (Llew Tem); "Prince of Kola," Mr. W. S. Jones, Ynysybwl; "Jingles." Mr. D. Leach, Trecynon. Aberdare-, and "Castro" (Dr. Globules^ Mr W. Jones. There was also a full chorus of gipsies, courtiers, fairies, euards. etc. The part of the "King of Kola" was not a very important one, but Mr. Davies made. as much of it as possible. His dignified bsaring was quite suited to the part he was imperson- ating. Mr W. S. Jones, Ynysybwl, proved himself a perfect "Prince," and rendered the songs, "In Dreamed," "If I were King of Kola." and "Zurika" in fine style. Miss Dora Davies made a. charming "Zurika, and Miss R. A. Harris a capable gipsy queen, while the lesser parts of "J ingls" and "Ca.stro" wore well performed bv Messrs. D. Leach and W. Jones. A pretty 'item in the first act was the floral figure performed by Misses Maggie May Davies E A Morgan, Ananwen Jones, Ecuth Phillip's, Sarah Roberts. L. M. Harris, M. Bowen, and S. J. Lloyd. The two dances in the second act were also performed in a pleas- ing manner. The dance by the gipsy children was performed by Misses Ada Thomas, Gwladys Richards, Mary Watts, Gwladys Griffiths, Mary Evans, Mary Davies, and the Misses Williams. The fairy dance, which afforded much pleasure to the audience, was performed by (Misses Nellie Lewis Annie Mary Lewis. Cemwen Richards, Edie Evans. Maggie Griffiths, Cerid- wen Griffiths. OIwen Evans, Maggie Evans, and th& Misses Thomas- Other parts well perform- ed were"Bluebell," rdis3 Annie Williams; "Rosebud," Miss Gwladys Richards; "Court! Messenger," Master Herbert Powell; and "Court Lady." Miss Maggie Mary Davies. Other items worthy of notice was the duett, "Tell your fortunes," by Mi&s Dora Davies and Mr. W. S. Jones; and the trios. etwd away" and "Back. back to tho forest glade," by Mi&s Davies. Miss R. A. Harris, and Mr. W. S" Jones. The whole performance, in fact, was excellent in every respect. Much credit is duo to the conductor. Mr. Albert Jones, for the manner in which the choir conducted themselves, and also to Mr. T. Glyndwr Richards, who acted as stage dir- ector. The choir were accompanied by an effi- cient orchestra, the members of which were:— First violins, Messrs. Carrol (Aberdare). W. Rees, and T. Griffiths; second violins, Messrs. John Christopher, J. Jones, and D. Jones; violas, Messrs: D. H. Price" and T. Griffiths; 'cello. Mr. George Richards: double bass, Mr. H. Benton; flute, Mr. T. Harris; cla.rionette, Mr. James -Morris; and cornet, Mr. E. Hardi- man. The accompanists were Miss S. M. George and Miss M. M. Prior to the performance of the operetta, the Bethania Prize Boys' Choir sang the part-song, ''The Voyage'' (T. Hopkin Evans), and also tho action song. "The Burlesque Band," unaer the conductorship of Mr. Albert Jones, the ac- oompanist for the choir being Mr. Stephen Jones. Mr. W. S. Jones also gave a splendid rendering of the ng, "The Gay Hussar, And Miss Dora Davies also codribute] a^ solo. The j <">cr^tary for th. performance ms Mr. W J- Griffiths, and the treasurer tr. jMatthcw 1 George.
i 20th Century Equitable Society. EAST GLAMORGAN DISTRICT MEETING. The quarterly meeting of the East Glamorgan District Committee took place en Monday at the Duffryn Hotel, Mountain Ash. All the lodges affiliated were represented, the following officers being present:—Bro. S. Hall, district president; Bro. C. H. Curry, president elect; Bro. E. W. Holder, P.D.P., district secretary and treasurer; Bro. T. Garfield Davies, vice- president, elect; and Bro. J. W. Price, P.G.M., eiecutivo council. It was unanimously carried that Bro. C. H. Curry be elected president for the ensuing year. and Bro. T. Garlield Davies, Merthyr, vice-president. Bro. A. Lewis, Pride of tho Valley Lodge, Whitchurch, was elected guard. Bro. J. W. Price, P.G.M., KG., deliv- ered a very lengthy address on the work of the Society during the past year, and said that there had been an increase of 1,000 members (cheers). The Society ,was making rapid pro- gress. The largest lodge in the Society was the Josiah Lewis Lodge, Porth, which was in the East Glamorgan District (cheers), and thev had only missed securing the challenge shield by a very small margin. Bro. E. W. Holder, P.D.P., D.S. and T., in returning thanks to the dele- gates for the unanimous manner in which they had re-elected him, said that he had visited a number of' lodges in conjunction with P.G.M. Price, E.G., and he was prepared to visit any lodge if called upon to do so. He was glad to hear that the vice-president had opened a. new lodge at Merthyr, and that Bro. French had intended to open a new lodge at Bedwas. The election of book examiners resulted as follows: W. J. Kempton (Lord Clive Lodge), 55; C. H. Curry (Cogan), 52; T. J. S. Tucker (Dread- nought), 50; T. B. Wilmott (Tredegar), 51; A. J. Sampson (Vulcan), 43; John Picton (Cory), 42; S. Edwards (Lord Clive), 30; W. Francis (Taff's Well), 31; J. E. Jones (Gar- field), 00; E. Jones (Maindv), 38; E. C. Wheeler (Taff's Well), 29; R. J. Hill, 36; J I. Adams (Mackintosh), 34; M. S. Lovenore (J. Price), 34; R. Evans (Rowland), 40;. and D Evans (Good Hope), 23. A report of the district accounts was given by Bro. T. Gar- field Davies (senior auditor), who said that in conjunction with Bro. W. Francis (junior audi- tor), he had examined and audited all the books and vouchers belonging to the district, and had found everything correct. The highest praise was due to Bro. Holder, district secretary,-for the excellent manner in which he carried-, out the important duties of secretary, as the district was a very large one. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded the auditors, and Bro. Price, P.G.M., E.G., and Bro. E. W. Holder, P.D.P., D. S. and T., for their reports. The retiring president was presented by Bro. J. W. Price, P.G.M., E.C., with a handsome regalia, on be- half of the executive council, as a mark of appreciation for the creditable manner in which ho had earned out his duties during his term of office. Lro. Hall replied in a very appro- priate speech. It was decided that the next district meeting be held at Merthyr. 1
"School for Daughters." I SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE AT NTW- TOWN, MOUNTAIN ASH. A successful performance of the play, "School for paughters," was given at the New- town Council Schools on Monday evening. There was a large audience present, and the chair was occupied by Mr. Charles Archer. The characters in the play were impersonated by the following ladies:—"Agnes, an Old Cot- tager, Miss Lizzie Notlsy; "Jenny, her Grand-daughter," Miss Gertie Perry; lina, an Unknown Wanderer," Miss Flossie Perry; Miss Howard a Young West Indian Heiress," Miss Lily Davies; "Sambo, a Young Black, her Attendant." Miss Annie. Bry- an^i' ,s" ,°°dvil]e, a Wealthy and Chari- table Widow, Esther Nutt; "Mrs. Friendly, on a visit to Miss Maggio Owen; "Augusta," Miss Gertie Da- vies; „ "JmiDla," Miss Edith Perry, "Lu- creria, Miss Gwladys Bryant, "Susan, a Ser- vai Miss Hannah Price; "Martha, an- other Servant," Miss Olive Powell; "Mrs. Racket, Housekeeper," Miss Nellie Bryant. The play was excellently performed, and the greatest praise is due to each of the perform- ers. The impersonation of "The Old Cottager," by Miss Lizzie Notley, was, however, espec- ially well done. The dance at the end of the first act was also a good and popular item.' Besides the performance of the play, there was a good miscellaneous programme. Songs were given by Miss Annie Bryant, Mr. E. Smith, Mr. Willie Perry, Mr. Charles "Notley, Master Percy Bryant, and Miss Moi-gah. A recitation was contributed by Miss P.' Parfitt, and Master Harry Davies gave a fine exhibi- tion of bone clapping. Another item Avas a mandoline solo by the Rev. Forsaith Rees, The accompanists were Mr. Sam Pugh, Mr. William Perry and Mr. Arthur Davies. At the close the Newtown United Choir, conducted by Mr. Arthur Davies, rendered a chorus, which re- ceived great applause. Those responsible for the entertainment were Messrs. C. Archer, Rees Taylor, George Ponting, Charles Notiov, Ghas. Iowell, William Bridal, George Bishop. E. Smith, and the Misses Maud Griffiths, Esther Nutt, Maggie Owen, Lizzie Notley and others connected with the tenrnerance societies itt'con- nection with St. Dyfrig's Church*
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YNYSBOETH. BAZAAS. A successful bazaar was held on Monday and Tuesday to raise funds to clear the balance for the piano billiard table, etc., for the use of the Young Men's Guild-and Sun- Gay School. The partition of the room, which was earned out by Mr. Crowle, was much ad- mIred. The hall had also; just been redecorated by the Guild members, under the guidance of Messrs. Mather Crowle and Mathews. The same band of workers had also made the place iWj »s> bunting, etc., which, with the well-laden stalls, made visitors feel they were entering a veritable fairyland. The bazaar was opened on Monday by Mrs. (Dr.) Jones, Pen- rhiwcerber. She was introduced by the Vicar (Rev. J. R. Jones), who expressed his deep gratitude to Mrs. Jones for her kindness in coming to assist the people of All Saints. Mrs. Jones, who was received with applause, then formally declared the bazaar open. Mr. W. Lewis then proposed, and Mr. Crowle seconded, a hearty vote of thanks to Mrs. Jones for as- sisting tnem. Mrs. Jones briefly responded, and then proceeded to each stall to relieve them of some of the tempting articles. A brisk trade was then done until a. late hour. On Tuesday the bazaar was opened by Coun. E. Morris, 1 enrhiwceiber, who, in responding to the vote of thanks, expressed his pleasure to be able to assist in any good cause, and proceeded to show IN a £ ^,acticaI wa-y BY going the round of the staaJa. J- tie committee, consisting of church offi- cers and stallholders, with the Rev. R. Price- Hughes (curate in charge), chairman, and Mr. W. xi WIS secretary, are to be congratulated on their sucoessful efforts, as their object was realised, a substantial sum having been raised. The stall holders were:—Clothing club stall, Mesdamea Crowle, Blacker, Hudson, Han- bury and Miss B. Blacker. Flower stall: Miss Francis Lloyd, Miss Lilian Major and Miss Ada Lewis. Men's stall, Messrs. L. Lea, S. Evans, J. Smith. Refreshment stall, Mesdames Rigby and Janies. Toy stall, Mesdames Hughes, Pascoe, and Miss E. Scott. Sweet stall, Mrs. Williams and Miss Cassie Jame3. Side shows, Messrs. W. T. Smith. R. Richards, T. Evans, F. lugsley. They were assisted by an army of Eve s younger daughters, who, by their wileS, succeeded in extracting the cash from poor artless men who ventured inside the door.
PENRHIWCEIBER. I ^,N^T7AL MEETINGS.—The annual meetings held in connection with Bethesda English Bao- tist Chapel took place on Sunday and Monday, when sermons were preached by the Rev. T. Panav John, Barry Dock. Collections were in aid of the building fund. UBITTJAKY.—The many friends of PoUce-Sarft. ri r'V<?u' Station, will regret to hear.of ths death of his wife, who passed away on Wednes- day morning, a.fter an illness extending over nearly six months. The deceased lädy was a native of Pentrebach. and since her 'advent into the district nearly thirteen years ago. she had won the yegpectT and esteem of the inhabitants. She will be greatly missed by the member., of St. Winifred's Church, of which she was a member, and her husband a churchwarden. Great fcyfnpathy is expressed with P.S. Bryer and his son. WEDDING,—-The wedding toolc place on Mon- day. at Pontypridd, of Miss M. A. Reynolds, Harcourt-ten.-y.ee, and late of Hendrewen, Fish- guard, and Mr. Daniel Jsnkin?, Harcourt- terrace. The bride, who WK given away by Mr. William Jenkins. was attired in a dress of palo blue, trimmed with lace, with hat to match. Mrs. D. Davies and Miss Jenkins (the bridesmaids) wore cream-coloured dresses, and hats to match. Mr. David Davies acted as best mam After the ceremony, the party returned to No. 4, Harcourt-terraco, where the wedding breakfast was partaken of. and a large number of guests and relatives were present. The happy couple were the recipients of a large number of presents. They afterwards left for Bournemouth for the honeymoon. CYMANFA GANTT.—On Monday, the annual si no? rig festival in connection with the Welsh Calvmistic Methodist Churches of the lower district of Aberdare was held. The churches included Bethlehem and Noddfa, Mouhtain Ash; Moriah,:5';M.iskin; Tabernacle, Abercynon; Hermon, PoiiVfiiwcoibcr and Jeru- salem, Ynysybwl. Tlic .coTiductor was Mr. Toni Price, Merthyr, and the organist. Mr, Griffith Morgan, Penrhiwceiber. The officals of the committee were-Chairmen of rehear- sals, Revs. M. D. Jones. Bethlehem, and J.1). I Jones, Ynysybwl; conductor of rehearsals, MT. D. J. Price, Abercynon. The committee fn- I cluded Mr. D. J. Price (chairman). Mr. R. A. Edwards (vice-chairman). Mr. R. Erasmus (treasurer), and Messrs. W. Davies and D. T. Theophilus (secretaries). The officials provided refreshments at Hermon Vestry for visitors and friends, of wlvich a large number partook. The tables wera presided over by Miss Jones, Quarry House; Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Davies, [ Ba#lw*t^xaqe £ MfftJfenes.. M.K* J. Jones, Harris-terrace; Mrs. Taylor, Tany- coed; and Mrs. S and T. Williams, Belle Vue- street. The first meeting was held at 10.30 a.m. and there was a Large number present. Mr. D. J Price, Abercynon, presided, and the following hymn-tunes were sung:—"Llanddow- i ror," "Hanover," "Deganwy," and the anthem, "Ti. Arglwydd, yw ein Duw ni" (T. Price). At the afternoon scrvice, the Rev. J. O. Jenkins, Noddfa, presided, and opened with the reading Of Scripture and prayer. The following hymn- times were beautifully rendered"Melton," "Blackbourne," "Glan Elyrcli," "Alexandria," "Joseph," and the anthem, "How amiable are Thy Tabernacles" (Dr. Parry), was finely sung. At the evening meeting, the chapel was chowd- ed, and many were unable to obtain admission. The Rev. D. Jones, M.A., Penrhiwcciber, pre- sided, and the hymns sung included: "Coven- ant," "Bodawen," "Farrant," "Rhosesmor," the anthem, "Dan Wawd yn Gaeth" (D. Emlyn Evans), and a trio by Miss Kendry, Mr. M. Jones and Mr. Williams, which was greatly 1- preciated
Penrhiwcesber and District Horticultural Society. JUDGES AND OFFICIALS A dinner was held at the Belle Vue Hotel, Penrhiwcciber, on Thursday evening, in connec- tion with the above society. Tho members and committee and friends dined in a large club room. which is capable of accommodating about 150 people, and all tho seats were nearly occupied. The tables were well laid out, and the arrangements made by Mr. Newman (sta- tion master T.V.R.), secretary, and Mr. J. D. Lisle. At the cross table sat Messrs. Thomas Jones (Cwmcynon Colliery). Rees .Matthews ,(cashier), vice-presidents; A. George, chairman; E. Williams, vice-chairman; Joseph Lewis (postmaster), W. A. Morgan, and Messrs. W. Hale and Newman (secretaries). The dinner over, an interesting toast list was gone through. The loyal toast was proposed by Mr. Joseph Lewis, postmaster, who said that the high 'rt praise which he could give the King v-* not enough for him. The toast hav- ing been honoured, Mr. William Lewis sang "The Veteran." The toast of "The Society" was proposed by Mr. W. A. Morgan, who said they were indeb- ted to Messrs. Hate and Newman, the secre- taries, for the success of the show (cheers). —Mr. Williams, in supporting, said he was glad to see that everyone in the place seemed to take an interest in the show, which, he hoped, they would continue.—The toa.st was enthusiastically drunk, and responded to. Mr William Hale, in proposing the toast of "The Judges," said he was sorry that two of the judges, Messrs. J. Conley (Aberdare) and E. H. Battrcum (Abercynon) were unablo to be present, but Mr. J. Davies. A bora man, was present. They had been very fortunate in their judges ever since his connection with the so- ciety; no objection had been lodged against the awards, which was a very high tribute to the judges (cheers). The judges could not be excelled they were up to high-water mark (cheers). The advice had always been sound, arid the success of the society was largely due to their work. As long as the people support- ed the show, it would prove a success. The judges had always given their services free (cheers). Not many in their position would do so, and the committee had appreciated their work by pros a ting each 'of the judges with a beautiful silver-mounted walking stick. Mr. J, Davies, one of the judges, in re- spending, said he was sorry that neither of h' col leagues was present. He had ;:¡r,tr d r«s I. judge for a number of years, and he proud to say that there was a. great deal ot improvement in quality (cheers). Although the people were at a great disadvantage as io the soil, he had never seen better cottage gar- den. He was glad to see the good feeling in the committee. Ho was always prepared to 1', render any service he could to advance the cul- tivation of vegetables. If a worikng won a prize with his garden, others would soon follow in his footsteps. He thanked t'icm the present, which, ho could assure th-m, bs; would always value (cheers). Mr. Arthur George, chairman, was also pre- 1 sented with a silver-mounted stick, suitably in. scribed, by Mr. John Rowlands. In tho ab- sence of Mr. E. M. Hann, the Chairman pro sented Messrs. 'Hale and Newman, secretaries, with a beautifully chained silver-mounted foun- tain pens. — Mr. Hale, jn acknowledging, thanked them very much for the present, and said he had always taken a keen interest' in gardening. It was a hobby of his. As a member of the committee of the Mountain Ash Show, he had learnt a little of the routine of secretarial work. To him it was a labour of love. The sooisty was in a. sound condition, and .although he had now left the place and would not be able to continue acting as secre- tary, they had in Mr. Newman a good, hard- working energetic secretary (cheers). The president (Mr. Hann) and the Penrhiwcciber Colliery Company had not only contributed handsomely toward? the society, but had lent material for enclosing the ground.—Mr. New- man also spoke. Songs were rendered by Messrs. William Bunny, Handel Thomas (pian ist), Martin L. Jones, William Lewis, W. A. Morgan; recitation, John Picton. and others, A hearty vote of thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Lisle for the- satisfactory manner in which they had catered was proposed by Mr. Martin L. Jones, and seconded by Mr. W. A. Morgan. —Mr. Rees Matthews proposed a, vot*, of 4hanks to the Chairman, and this was seconded by < Mr. J. Rowland's, and supported by Mr. E. Williams, and carried. I
Fire at PenrhiwceiW. i BRAVE MOTHER RESCUES HER CHILDREN. A fire occurred on Saturday night at tlie house of Mr. Archibald Avebury, 83, Park- street, and its origin was due to the overturn- ing of a large table lamp ia the kitchen. Mrs. Avebury at the time was upstairs putting the four children to bed, and upon running down to the kitchen beneath the bedroom she found the furniture ablaze. Realising the. danger she returned to the bedroom and opened the win- dow. A largo crowd had by this time assem- bled, and the four children were handed down safely. Mrs. Avebury also made good her es- cape, although she sustained considerable burns. By this time the fire had burnt through the kitchen ceiling and the bed which the child- ren had previously occupied was burnt to ashes. Messrs. Morris and Michael Crook, of 66, Park-street (two brothers) who were passing when the alarm of fire was first raised, were in- formed that there were children in the bed- room, and through the dense smoke thev rush- ed into the house, but were overcome by the smoke, and in trying to retrace their steps Morris Crook fell over a table and sustained considerable injury, and Michael Crook had his left arm badly cut. Both were attended by Dr. Ben Phillips-Jones. A lodger, John Sullivan, who was one of those who caught the children when thrown out, also sustained burns. The fire was got. under by neighbours with buckets t of water. The damage is estimated at JB30. When the fire brigade came upon the scene the fire had been got under. P.S. Boulton and P.C.'s Bennett and Hill rendered assistance. ♦
Funeral of the Late Mr. David Davies, Penrhswcetber. The remains of the late Mr. David Davies, 11, Cynon-terrace, Penrhiwceiber, whose, death was recorded in our last issue, were interred at the New Cemetery, Mountain Ash, on Sat- urdhv afternoon, amidst general tigns of sym- pathy and regret. Although it was pay-day at the local collieries, a very large number of people assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to the deceased, who was held in the highest esteem, not only by those with whom he came into immediate contact, but also by the public in general. At the funeral, the deacons and members of Hermon (W.C.) Church wore present in large numbers, and their de- meanour eloquently bespoke their profound re- gret at the death of one who had always en- deavoured to further their interests to the best of his ability, and without the remotest aspira- tion to self-advancement. After a short ser- vice at the house, conducted by the Rev. OJ. Jbn-es (Hermon), of which church deceased' lud been a deacon for many years, the funeral cor- tege wended its way towards the cemetery, where the Rev. T. J. Edwards, Pontmorlais, Merthyr (and late pastor of the Calvinistie Methodist Church at Penrhiwceiber), and the Rev. H. T. Stephens, Carmel, Aberdare, spoke and offered prayer. The mourners were:—Mr. David Davies, son; Mrs. D. Davies, widow; Mr. and Mrs. Stephen P. Davies. eon and daughter-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. William Jones, daughter and son-in-law; Rev. Richard Wil- lia.ms and Mr". Williams, daughter and son-in- law Miss Maria Davies. grand-daughter; Mr. Benjamin Jones, Ystrad; cMr. and Mrs. John Jones, Aberdare; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Davies, Mountain Ash; Mr. D. J. Price, Abercynon; Mr. David Henry Davies, and Mrs. W. Wil- liams, Mountain Ash; Mr. David Davies. Mas- ters John and Willie Powell, Stephen P. Da- vies, and Miss Magiie, J. Lewis, London Coun- cillor W. Jones and Mrs. Jones, Treharris, and Master Charles and Mr. Jones. The bearers were the following deacons of HeTmon Churcn: Messrs. David Jones, Evan Thomas-, Daniel Price (G.W.R. stationmaster), and Rees Roes. The following ministers were present:—Revs. David Jones, B.A., and David Lloyd. Penrhiw- ceiber; g, T. Williams, Penuel; D. Davies, Moriah, Miskin; T. J. Williams, Wattstown; T. J. Edwards, Pontmorlais, Merthyr; II. T. Stephens, Carmel, Aberdare; John Morgan, Bryrre-ion, Trecynon; R. W. Jones, Tabernacle, Abercynon; Lemuel Jones. Trevecca College, Talgarth; W. Jones, Porth; and W. Morris, Cwrnaman. Amongst the general public were: Messrs. Phillip Jones. M.E.. of Albion Colliery, Cilfynydd; W. Fen wick, Abercynon; E. M. Davies, Talgarth; Mrs A. Davies, Tylors- town Mr. M. Thomas, Mr. John, Morgan, Mr. John Williams, Manchester House; Mr. W. A. Morgan; Mr. W. Williams, Blaengwawr, Aber- dare; Mr. R. Griffiths, Cilfynydd, and others. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. William Hughe". undertaker, who also sup- plied the coaches. Wo tender our sympathy to the bereaved family in their poignant grief at the loss of a devoted husband and a truly ciind- j ther.
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ABERCYNON. t The MEETHTE ..EDITION of sthe "Merthyr Ex- press" is on sale at Mrs. Richards, Newsagent, Station-street, every Friday morning. TEACHERS' M'EETE?^.—The English Congre- gational Sunday School Teachers' quarterly meeting was held on Monday evening. Tea was prepared by the following ladies:—Misses Kelly, R. Edwards, S. Edwards, Cheen, Thomas, Newman, and M. Jones. After tea a paper was read by Mr. Blake on The Sunday School as a Nursery for the Christian Church." The following also spoke on the subject:—Messrs. T. Joy, T. Jones,S.Blak, C. Hicks, G. Matthews, Miss Cheen and Mrs. Hiscock. The Rev. Morgan Jenkins presided. CHAMBER OF TKADK.—A meeting of this Chamber was held on Tuesday evening, at the committee-room, Workmen's Hall. Dr. J. U. Mon-is presided, and/the following members were present:—Messrs. J. W. Burgp, A. Fen- wick, Dd. Evans, J. Sutherland. Dd. Price, Job Morgan, R. H. Jones, J. H. Matthews, J. Jones, W^-vG. Williams, I. Jenes, D. Edwards. A. Smith, O. R. Jones, J. Jenkins, T. Joy, and Tom Davies (secretary). After some discussion, it was resolved to go to Jlinehaed for the annual outing.-A notice of motion was brought forward by Mr. J. Sutherland, re the Glamorgan Water Bill.—The following resolution was carried :—" That this Chamber, mate a repre- sentation to the Mountain .Ash District Council that before any agreement is made with the Glamorgan County Council regarding the proposed Water- Board, an opportunity lie given to the ratepayers to discuss the different claims in the Bill;"—Mr. John Jones also brought forward a notice of motion regarding an efficient watering cart for Margaret-street and the adjacent streets. The cart 'now in use had to traverse several times before having any effect.—It was unanimously resolved to to the District Council regarding the matter. TEA.—A very enjoyable tea was given on Monday evening at Bethania Chapel, to the members of the Band of Hopo choir, who, some time ago, performed the cantata, Sir Christus the Qocd." The following ladies waited at the tables :-«-Mrs. Wm. Richards, Mrs. J. D. Jones, Mrs. J. Hughes, Mrs. Jas. Griffiths, Mrs. D. F. Evans, Mias Howells, Miss Latch, Miss Evans, Miss Bloctwfn Griffiths. The cutters were:—Mrs. Wia. Evans. Mrs. Jones Mrs. D. Hughes, ME3. J. Woods, Mrs. L. Evans, and Mrs. D. J. Evans. Assistance was also rendered by Mr. Hugh Lewis, Mr. Ben Rees, and Mr. Tom Evans. After tea a Concert was given, when Mr. Evan Jones presided. Achorns was rendered by the children, followed by soles by Master Evan Evans, Master D. J. Griffiths, Mr. D. L. Evans. and Mr. David Jones cor. tributed a song, the words of which he had composed himself. Mr. Evan Jones presented Mr. D. L. Evans, the conductor of the choir, with a silver-mounted baton, on behalf of the Church, and other friends, for the valuable services rendered by him. Mr. Ev ansbricfly responded, after which solos were rendered by Miss H. M. Pugh, Miss B. M". Evans, and a recitation by Mr. D. J. Evans. Votes of thanks to the ladies who presided at the tables, to the conductor, artistes, accompanists, and all who had helped towards the success of the "cantata was proposed by Mr. Evan Jones, and seconded by Mr. Dd. Hughes, and carried. Mr. James Griffiths presided at the organ. R.A.O.B.—A special emergency lodge, in connection with the above order, was held at tho lodge-room, \'nvl/ijciii'ig Hotel, on Monday evening, for the purpose of raising Bro. E. H. Woodman, C.-P.. to the 3rd degree of knighthood, an honour the lodge considered should be con- ferred upon him previous to his departure for Johannesburg, South Africa. The lodge was opened by Bro. W. J. Bevan, S.P., with a court of 77, after which Bro. J. Sutherland, C.P., occupied the chair, and called upon Bro. T. W. Jones, K.O.M.. to introduce Bro. W. H. Rose, K.O.H., K.G.H., K.O.M., G.L.E.Sec., Leeds, to perform the installation ceremony, which was conducted in a very impressive manner. The P.G. officers of the Merthyr and Aberdare disbricts, together with the Knights Chapter of the Province, were present, and they retired with the candidate after the ceremony, to give him the signs and passwords of the degree conferred upon him.—Brother Woodman, on returning, thanked them jn a few well-chosen remarks. He said he had had so many kind- nesses conferred upon him during the last few days that he felt fairly overcome.. Words would not express his reelings, and if, in course of his remarks, he had not said sufficient, he hoped that they would imagine that he bad said it.—Bro. E. H. Battram said he was very highly pleased with the interesting ceremony he hnd witnessed that evening; he had made up his mind that he would not miss -it.—Bro. B. Morgan also spoke in glowing terms, and wished Mr. E. H. Woodman Go&peed.-fuo. Churchill, Bro. Parry, Bro. Roger Thomas, K.O.H., Aberdare, having addressed the lodge, Bro. W. H. Rose, Leeds, said hofelt greatly tletierfd by the spontaneous welcome accorded him by his Welsh, brethren, and in; the course of a forcible address, he dealt with the philanthropic work of the order, and complimented the lodge on having attained such a high position numeri- cally and financially; he also advised the brethren to attend the lodge meetings regularly. If death should overtake them their widows could ask the lodge for what was due to them, and not have to depend solely on their mercy. The following contributed to the harmony of the eveningBro. T. Jenkins, CP. (Eos Penar), Mountain Ash), Bro. T. James, C.P. (Cwmbaeh), Bro. Peter Bedford, K.O.M., Bro. J. Holland. Bro. 0. Jones, Bro. J. Lewis, C.P., Bro. D. T. Thcophilus and Bro. E. Phillips, C.P. (Treharris). Bro. D. T. Theophilus presided at the piano. The secretarial duties were carried out by Mr. F. S. Aust, S.P. PRESENTATION.—On Friday evening t very large number of workmen and other friends of Mr. E. H. Woodman, M.E., assembled at the Workmen's Hall, on the occasion of the presenta- tion to him of a large number of very valuable presents, subscribed for by them, as tokens of the high esteem in which he has been held by them during the eight years spent in their midst. As reported in a previous issue, Mr. Woodman will probably sail at the end of this week for South Africa, where he will hold the important position of chief mechanical engineer at the large gold mines of Messrs. Werner, Beit and Co., at Johannesberg. The meeting was presided over by Mr. Evan Jones. Mr. Wro. Evans rendered the "Veteran's Song" in excellent style, after which tho chairman gave a brief address expressing his regret at losing Mr. Woodman from their midst.—Mr. Brace Jones (agent of Messrs. Guest, Keen and. Nettlefolds, at Abercynon) presented Mr Woodman with a gold watch and chain. He spoke of Mr. Woodman's excellent capabilities as he had served under him at Bedlinog Colliery for a long period previous to coming to Abercy- non.—Mr. C. Holland gave a very fine rendering of The Old Minstrel," after which Mr. E. H. Battram presented Mrs. Woodman with a silver tea and coffee service. He stated that he came to Abercynon some 25 years ago, and by now be thought that he was the oldest inhabitant. He had known Mr. Woodman for a long period, and was very sorry to lose him, but, at the same time, he was glad to see that South Africa could not get on very well without sending to Wales for her principal men. Miss Lily Jones rendered the solo, Dreamland," and then Mr. J. Suther- land, in the course of a brief address, presented I Mr. Woodman with a pair of binoculars. He also stated that Britain had sent many men to foreign countries, and that they had been the pioneers.—Messrs. Holland and Evans sang "Excelsior," after whicii Mf. John Griffiths, as the oldest winding engiiieman of Messrs. Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds, presented Mr. Woodman with a gold SQvereign case.T—Miss Lily Jones sang Make New Friends, but keep the Old" very effectively, and then Sergeant Evans presented Mr. Woodman with a photo- graph of the Abercynon Ambulance Brigade and a medallion, on behalf of the Brigade.— Mr. Woodman, in response, said he was beginning to regret that he was leaving such good friends. At the commencement of the meeting he could have made a short address, but since he had seen their kindness and heard Miss Jones render her solo, hccouldnotfind words to express his feelings. He thanked them very sincerely for the good things they had given him. He was very thankful to them for their good wishes. —A vote of thanks to the chairman was pro- posed by Mr. T. Welsh, and seconded by Mr. J. Sutherland. The secretarial duties were carried out by Messrs. M. Evans and D. J. Price.
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TREMARnis. BRTSHTFRVD.—Special" mectings were held at Brynhyfryd Welsh Baptist, on Saturday evening Sunday and Monday,; when the Revsj W. R. Jones (Merthyr) and J14 S.. Morris (Cwm- afon) preached to large congregations on each day. P THKHAEBIS .FAIR.-The thi^i-armuarfair wa.& held on Monday and Tuesday^ in the grounds adjacent to theifootball field, and, as in former years, was very" largely attended, by the general public. There Vwerc a bioscope j several stands and side-shows.4 PERSONAL..—-Mr. T. D. Ecfivards was thA principal adjudicator at Aberaj^on Eisteddfod last Saturday. JNcxt Sautrday he will officiate in a similar capacity at Tyldesley Annual Eisteddfod, Manchester, and thej following weeb Mr. Edwards wili\conduct the musical festivals of the South 1 Pembroke Cho-cil .Association (established 18ï2: aDd the Vale of .Glamorgan Baptist Association, to be held at Town and Barry Dock respectively. BAND CONCEPT J DEFERRED.—OU ■^MONDAY evening the Cyfa Kbfa and Municipa'j Band^ accompanied by several artistes, atte nded tho Public Hall, to gh a. concert. Dnfc rtunatcly^ through special mteetings being held ^at Bryn-' liyfryd and Trehai tris fair, the atfcen dance was' very meagre, and it was decided tr f defer the concert to a futurek. date.. The ban il gave one selection, which war4 much apprecia* Jbd by thosw present. It is gc teraliy regrette il that thii public did not turn tup in hiirge nun ibers to healt this excellent ban< L OBITUARY.—An old ir.hHbitant well KNOWN locally, passed away on Thursday morning week, under tragic c bxiimV&iDce?^ in the person of Thomas Thomas, nig) It Ic^lgeman at the Treharris colliery. Ie, GSecl worked on thtt previous night, and ot\ TS' ursd'jy nioming,, aitel breakfast, he went orS- tq his gardoni, ia Drab. street, where he intenfck* I to. do a. little workt when he broke a blood5~tf essel and died shortly aftervards. Deceased t ras between, 60 and 70 years of age, and vfB; is much respected by those connected with th«l colliery.—O? Saturday an inquest was held at th e police-station, befora Mr. R. J. lrhys, coroner, —The jury returned a verdict of Death fne a Natural Causes."—. The funeral took placer m Tuesday-to tat Beech grQVO cemetery, which r was largely attended The Rev. W. Jones, BryS. hyfryd, oiffc iated both at the house and graves He. MUSICAL SUCCESSES.— -The followihg pupilt of Mr. T. D. Edwards, A-t i.C.M., P ortl (orgatist,. elect, Brynhyfryd,- Bcigvt ist Church, Treharris/ and conductor of tLe Pohtypricil Musical Society), have been sus* sful in g aining cert- ficatcs at the examina3f ons of the Associated Board of the Boyal Ac aid emy and IRbyal College of-Music, London Cea tre examinations, rudi- nients.-Aliss Adelanfo J ones, Toinpefail; Missi Jeanet M. Powell, A. J J.C.M., Trtshafod; and Miss Beatio Evans. ganist of the Baptist Church, Pontyclun. 'ractical Ointermediate pianoforte).—Mr. Dt-aii 1 Franais,A.L.C.M., Llantrisant; and Xzi tcr Adwal. Sh&nklind, Berthlwyd. School esa minations,, higher divi- sion (pianoforte), Miss 3( Ladge Hujlhcs, organist of Moriah Church, Tonyj tandy an cl Miss Beatia Evans, Pontyclun. Bo! ,h teachers and taught are to be congratulated upon ti-kir success.
ABERCV VMBOI. EISTEDDFOD.—An Eiig .te-ddfod was held ia connection with Bd.h lehem Congroagtionai Church on Monday ev ening. The Rev. J., Tudor, Aberdare, a.djuc' Heated in the literaryj section, and Mr. Philip Rees, Abercwmboi, in" the musical items. TW > accompanist was Mr.1 Jonah Rees, the organ j st of the church. Mr.; John H. Davies carried out th-3 duties of secre- tary, and the treasurer was Mr. David.. Awards:—Recitation faf children, Miss Sarah,] Morgan; boys' solo, "B< ibin Goch." Masker EJ Davies: girls' solo, "12 Drvw Baeh," prizes! awarded1 to Misses Rob scea Davies and Tilly,' Williams; essay, "Ca.nu, 8:'1 wasanaeth "r cys-L segr," divided between J Miss Laura A. Morgan' and Mr. H. J. Williani answering six ques- tions in general know ledge, Mr. Alleurini Rhydderch Davies; open recitation, Miss L. A'I Lewis; tenor solo, Mr. 11 oger Williams, Crodre- am an; soprano solo, Mil 's Alice Mortar.t-I chiefs choral, Bethlehem Choi r. conducted by M Jonah Rees. A vote of- thanks to the adjudi oators was proposed by 3 lr. Dan haac., second. ed by Mr. Evan Jones, and liearfcilly carried. A similar vote or thankf was also accorded to the Rev. J. B. Davies ) (pf^r). whej acted. M chairman and conductor. b. i
Suffragists sent up ra ckets from a fannrfo near the House of Coma 10ns on T'oes-.fey. Religious disturbances t between 13kitian C&fch* olics and Protestants haw > occill Lanaxi-J shire. Mr. Walter Runciman ? received an influential deputation on Tuesday oa the qurjsticn of rmrcji instruction.
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