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MERTHYR VALE. P.S.A.—On Sunday, the Rev. E. Aman Jones was the speaker, his subject being, "William Cowper, the Poet." Master David Price sang "For ever with the Lord," and Miss Jayne presided at the piano. Mr. R. A. Jones was the chairman. ART NEEDLEWORK.—Mrs. T. Jones, Aberfan, secured the first prize for art needlework at Nelson Eisteddfod on Saturday last, her ex- hibit being a beautifully-worked table centre. Also Mrs. W. Marks, Aberfan, was very highly commended far a splendidly-designed and worked tray-cloth. TEA AND CONCERT.—The annual tea and con- cert in connection with the Band of Hope at Smyrna. were held on Wednesday. The fol. ,towing ladies waited" upon the tables, and as- sisted in other ways:—Mrs. Richards, Mrs. Morris, Mrs. Collins, Miss Collins, Mre. Mor- gans, Mrs. Rowlands, Miss T. Morgan, Mrs. Harris, Mr. W. Edwards, and Mrs. Scott. At the concert, Mr. J. H. Morris presided, and the following took part:—May Morris, Beatrice Collins, May Ball, Alice Bennett, Lucy May Prosser, Gwen Morgan, Mary E. Jones, Bea- trice Francis, B. Collins, Lionel Richards, Mrs. Jenkins, Ieslie Richards. Miss M. E. Jones, Emlyn Morri-s, Tommy Jenkins, Wayne James, Gwyneth Morris, D. Morgan, J. T. Morgan and Mr. John Price. AIR RIFLE SHOOTING.—On Friday evening, at Havaxd's Refreshment Rooms, a. faggot sup- per was held by the Aberfan Air Rifle Club. A large gathering of members attended, and the chair was occupied by Ma-. J. Jones, chair- man of the club. After supper, the silver cup given by the president, Mr. Dan Evans. and a silver four-bottle cruet stand, given by Messrs. Thomas and Co., Merthyr, to be shot for by the members of the Aberfan Air Rifle Club, were presented to the sucoessful competitors. After several rounds, Mr. Dan Gibbon (vice- captain) and Mr. Jack Rowlands shot off for the final on Tuesday last, when Mr. Dan Gibbon scored 94 out of a po-sible 105, aiid Mr. Rowlands scored 87, with four points add- ed. Mr. Evans presented the cup. He said he was prompted at the commencement of the season to ofIera cup to be shot for by the members, as an inducement for them to prac- tise He was proud to be president of the club, and also of their achievements for their first season, running a good third in the Mer- thyr and District Air Rifle Association. They were the only club who had beaten the cham- pions, viz., the Merthyr Conservatives. He felt sure that if they continued to practise, next year they would give a better account of themselves. He referred to two members of a sister club, the Gordon-Lennox—Messrs. T. W. and E. Beach—whose shooting had placed them in the proud position of first and second cliam- pions of the A.C.G., open to all England; and he was sure they, with himself, were pleased to congratulate their friends.—Mr. Matthew Jones (captain) next presented the cruet stand (on behalf of Messrs. Thomas and Co.) to Mr. Jack Rowlands.—The two recipients very suit- ably responded, and votes of thanks were ac- corded the donors; also to the Host and Host- ess, and Mr. Martin Goldsworthy, who acted as referee in the handicap.—An interesting programme was gone through. Mr. Sidney Valentine gave selections upon the banjo and mandoline; and Mr. Charles Bellamy gave several gramophone selections.

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