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ABERDARE VALLEY NOTES.

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ABERDARE. WIlEN in Aberdaro yon want dinner or tea try MILES'S RESTAURANT. Canon-street, for quality and Comfurt. The following are a few varieties of the season's Potatoes, which will be sold under cost price :-True Beauty of Hebron. American Rose. Royal Kidney, Rivers Ashlcaf, Sir John Llewellyn, British Queen, Snowdrop, King Edward. Midlothian Kidnev. Ever- good, Up-to-date, Northern Star.-Genuine only at TUDOB WILLIAMS'S, Wholesale and Retail Seed Merchant, Medical Hall, Aberdare. OPERETTA.—At the Constitutional Hall, on Thursday evening, a performance of the popu- lar operetta, ''The Hawthorne," was given in full character by the Highland-place Band of Hope, under the conductorship of Mr. Dan Davies. The principal characters were: "Dick Plush," Mr. W. R. Evans; "Mayor," Mr. Ber- tie Jenkins; "The Villain," Master Bertie Berry; "Widow Atkins," Mrs. W. R. Evans; "Tommy Atkins" (of the Buffs), Master Tommy Watkins; "First Villager," Master Idris Jones; "May Queen," Miss Sarah Davies; together with villagers, etc., combining the chorus. The accompanist was Miss Constance Evans, while Messrs. Trevor Williams and Fred Jenkins dis- charged the duties of stage manager. SUNDAY SCHOOL ASSOCIATION.—The quarterly meetings of the Aberdare Deanery of the Sun- day School Association were held on Monday at the Memorial Hall. In the afternoon the Rev. Spencer Jones, Rector of Morton in Marsh, delivered an address on "Our Lord and His Lessons." The chair was occupied by the Rev. J. Sinnett Jones, Vicar of Mountain Ash, and there was a large attendance of Sunday School teachers from all parts of the Deanery. The address was much appreciated, and provod of a very instructive character. The following commented on the address at the close:—Revs. D. E. Roberts, secretary of the association; Jo- seph Morgan, B.A., Vicar of Hirwain, W. Her- bert Jones and Mr. A. E. Kimpton. In the evening Mr Jones again spoke on the same subject, and dealt in a very interesting manner on the way in which the teaching of the Gospel should be administered to the young. The Vicar of Aberaman, the Rev. Morgan Powell, presided, and at the close a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to the speaker. LECTURE.—On Monday evening the Rev W. Edwards, Principal of the Cardiff Baptist Col- lege, delivered a lecture at Calfaria Welsh Baptist Chapel on "Y Bedyddwyr a Brwydiau Rhyddid" (The Baptista and the Struggles for Liberty). The Rev. J. Griffiths, the pastor, oc- cupied the chair, and there was a good attend- ance. Principal Edwards dealt at considerable v length with the history of Roger Williams, the pioneer of religious equality in the United States, and also with the early struggles of the Baptists for religious freedom in the Princi- pality. At the close of the address he made an appeal on behalf of the fund to mark the centenary of the establishment of the Baptist College. Dr. Edwards has set himself the task of collecting L5,000 which will be set aside for the purpose of meeting any deficiency in the annual subscriptions towards the college from time to time, and he has already received pro- mises amounting to close upon £ 4,000 for that purpose. On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr. W. Morgan, Abernant, sup- ported by several of the members of Calfaria, Abernant, and Gadlys. a hearty vote of thanks was accorded the Principal for his interesting and instuictive address; and a number of sub- scriptions to the fund wore promised. "SMOKER."—On Monday a supper, followed by a, very successful smoking concert took place at the Fothergill's Arm;, the host and hostess (Mr. and Mrs. Davies) providing a very excellent repast. The affair had been organized jointly by the local branches of the United Patriots and the Gas Workers' Union, and some sixty sat down to supper, which was thoroughly enjoyed. Mr. F. E. Lloyd pre- sided over the concert. Mr. W. Lloyd, the oldest member present, in the unavoidable absence of Mr. Victor Morgan, the district secretary of the Gas Workers' Union, and Mr. Brabant, the organizing secretary of the Union, delivered a brief, and very pithy ad- dress. He dealt with the benefits to be de- rived from membership in Trades Unions and Sick Benefit Societies. He urged those pre- sent to allow nothing to cause them to drop their contributions to these societies, which they would ever find very helpful (hear, hear) Mr. George Price, on behalf of the United Patriots, also spoke. After apologising for the absence of Mr. Webb, the South Wales repre- sentative of the United Patriots, he said he fully concurred with the remark? of Mr. L'oyd, and honed they would all take them to heart (hear, hear).

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