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ABERDARE. WHEN in Aberdare you want dinner or tea try MILKS'S UESTAURANT. Canon-sued. for quality and Comiurt. 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 Ashleaf, Sir John Llewellyn, British Queen, Snowdrop, King Edward. Midlothian Kidney. Ever- good, Up-to-date, Northern Star.—Genuine only at TUDOR WILLIAMS'S. Wholesale and Retail Seed Merchant, Medical Hall, Aberdare. EISTEDDFODIC.—Mr.. T. Evans (Tel.), Cwm- aman, won the chair at the Pontrhydygroes Eis- teddfod, in North Cardiganshire, on Thursday last, under the adjudicators, Gwili, Revs. W. J. Arten, Tirydail, and Gwyn Lewis, Salem. Mr. Evans is a nephew of the late poet, Telynog. WEEDING.— On Monday morning, a pretty wedding was solemnized at Siloa Welsh Con- gregationaP Chapel by the minister (Rev. D. Silyn Evam), the contracting parties being Mr. Arthur Blakemore, of Usk, and Miss L. M. Hughes, of Tanybryn-street, Aberdare. Mr. James- J. Crowley acted as best man, and the bridesmaids were the Missee R. Hughes, May Davies, and Bessie Davies, tho bride being given away by her father, Mr. Griffith Hughes Tho wedding guests also included Messrs. R. Hughes, J. Perrott, T. J. Morgan, and Ted Price. After the wedding breakfast had been partaken of at the bride's homo, the happy pair left for Usk and the Wye Valley for the honoymoon. ST. JOHN'S BIBLE CLASS. The monthly meeting was held at the National Schools on Sunday, when Mr. W. H. Templeman read a paper on "The Singing of Hymns in Public Worship." In the abeence of the Rev. W. H. Jones, the chair was occupied by Mr. F. Griffin. Mr.' Templeman gave numerous use- ful hints for improving the singing in public worship. After having dealt in an interesting manner with hymn-singing in Sunday Schools, the speaker referred to what the late Mr. Gladstone used to say: "That a great portion of grown-up Churchpeople could be called 'oncers. By that he meant that a large percentage of Churchpeople laid in their beds half the day, and came to Church once in the evening. That Mate of things was far too prevalent at present. These "oncers" came to church apd when a new hymn was sung, they did not know it; yet they hammered away at it, regardless Of tune or pitch. Singing during worship was intended to carry with it a spiritual influence; but un- der conditions referred to, it had better be left out. Mr. Templeman, in conclusion, re- ferred to the necessity of becoming versed in the circumstances under which certain hymns were composed previous to singing them. The following commented on the paper at the close; Messrs. S. C. Rees, F. Griffin, J. James,' F. Brougli, D. EliaS, T. Powell, W. Jones, and T. Sheldon.. CONCERT.—On Thursday evening, at the Mar- ket Hall. Aberdare, a grand concert was given by the Siloa Choir, augmented to 140 voices, together with Mr. W. J. Evans' orchestra, with some well-known artistes. Mr. W. J. Evans, as a musician and conductor, is well known in the locality, and for this reason success was assured. The programme was opened by an overture, "Ruy Blasi," given by the orchestra, of which Mr. Arthur Angle was leader. Mr. W. Beddoe Stephens acted as accompanist, dur- ing the whole performance, and his playing is always of the most commendable kind. Reci- tative and air, "Lend me your aid" (to orches- tral accompaniment), given by Mr. Cynlais Gibbs. the famous tenor of the Queen's Hall Concerts. It was soon evident that he was going to be thoroughly enjoyed for he was ac- corded an encore. Mde. S. M. Lewis then gave "Nant-y-Mynydd," a descriptive little piece, and was very highly appreciated. Mr. Ivor Foster. R.C.M., the famous baritone, and his rendering of-Recitative, "I rage, I melt, I burn," aria, "0 ruddier than the cherry" (Han- del), were received with great applause. The light and shade of his renderings was evidenced and he again was accorded a most enthusiastic encore, civing "Two little eyes," a very dainty piece. Nexb came the cantata, by Mr. W. T. David, entitled "The Blind Man of Judah." This was the first occasion on which this work was produced in Aberdare, and it was very en- thusiastically received, much to the delight of the composer, who had made it convenient to be present at its rendering. This is a very de- scriptive work, and the following parts were taken:—Narrator Mde. S. M. Lewis; "Jesus," Mr. Cynlais Giboe: "Blind Man," Mr. Ivor Foster; "Parents, Mde. S. M. Lewis and Mr. Gibbs; "Pharisees," "Disciples," "Jews," Male Choir; neighbours and others, Choir. The highest praise is due to the conductor and choir, as the work was exceedingly well executed. Miss Mabel Hughes, who is very young, next appeared. Her playing is really marvellous. Miss Hughes gave an encore. Mr. Cynlais Gibbs now sang. "Baner ein Gwlad," which was followed by "The Jewel Song" from "Faust." This again elicited an encore, Miss Lewis sing- ing that much admired Scotch air, "Loch L6- mond." Mr. Ivor Foster now gave an inspirit- ing rendering of the "Trumpeter," which was from heart failure due to obstructed rupture "Merry Wives of Windsor," which !oaed the [irograoua«»

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