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$.- ABERDARE VALLEY NOTES. [BY MYFYB DAB.! The residents of Cwmaman are to be con- gratulated upon the very successful series of -a Esteddfodau which they have organised for the borpose of erecting a much needed cottage hos- hital in the village. The third Eisteddfod, held bn Whit-Tuesday, proved in point of attendance and in other respects the most successful of the pwhole senies, and the committee were delighted with the promise of JB50 which Lord- Aberdare, Who presided at the Eisteddfod, made towards the fund. His Lordship was accompanied by Lady Aberdare, who has taken such a keen interest In the Mountain Ash Cottage Hospital, and who jEas so libarally subscribed to its fund* i Speaking of her Ladyship's generosity, I must fefer to the magnificent help she has given to (the Cardiff Infirmary by the million shilling Scheme. The residents of all these colliery dis- tricts have benefited greatly from the Cardiff Infirmary, and I regret we have not always sup- ^riod it as we might. Her Ladyship has set concerned a noble example, and I am pleas- ad to learn that the scheme is proving a very treat success tT' F'The committee of the Aberdare Athletic Club tare to be congratulated on the success of the iWhit-Monday sports. I am pleased to learn that the committee purpose shortly to set back the grand stand, and to lay an outer track on ithe ground to be devoted to horse racing, only leaving the present inner track for bicycle Iraces. This will be an excellent improvement, and ought to do much to secure good sports in the future. The races this week were excellent, land the handicapping everything that could be desired, but owing to the cycle races and the trotting and Galloway races coming off on the B&me track, the whole of the cycle races had to be run first, the consequence being that the j horse racing was very late. which was to many a great disappointment. With two tracks the horse racing and the cycle racing can be mixed UP. and the interest of all classes kept up from the beginning to the end. The Aberdare Cymrodorion are about to ar- range their programme for the coming year. This is an excellent idea, for it will enable the Becretaries to correspond in good time with those selected to read papers, etc., during the next few months, and when the Society starts work in September or October, everything will be in order, and the programme printed. The membership is growing session by session, and-I trust it will continue to grow for there is plenty of work for such a society in the district. The position of affairs in the coal trade is Still serious, but, I venture to trust, by no means hopeless. The issues are too big to war- rant either side rushing heedlessly into a strug- gle, and I know that there is a strong peace party among the employers as well as among the men. It is not likely that any meetings will now be held until after the conference of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain, to be held a fortnight hence in London. Meanwhile it is to be hoped that no rash statements will be made on either side, but that patience may be' sxercised and everything possible done to mini- mise the difficulties which are admittedly se- rious. Should a strike take place Aberdare will be feit harder than it ever has been, for in past Strikes several of the larger collieries in Aoer- Bare Valley have been at work, the owners be- mg non-associated owners Now, however, all the owners are in the Association, which will tnake a great difference in the situation.
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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«»
Breach of Promise Proceedings Against an Ex-Aberdare Doctor. 2,067 LOVE LETTERS-£500 DAMAGES. PATHETIC APPEAL. Aberdare medical men are becoming notor- ious for their fickleness in love, Only i1 few weeks ago Dr. Dornhurst was mulcted in heavy damages for a breach of promise, and now another doctor, who only left here last year, has been called upon to pay 1.;500 under s.rnHar circumstances. The following report and some of the ktters written by hUH from Aberda,r will doubtless interest many of those who knew him. At the Anglesey Sheriff's Court, on Friday. the jury were asked to assess damages in a breach of promise action against Dr, John Thomas Price. Llansawel, Landilo, Carmar- thenshire, the plaintiff being .li.s Owen, of Trefadog, Llantaerhlu, judgment having gone by default in the High Court. Mr. Eliis Jones Griffith, M.A. (instructed by Mr. Cyril O. Jones, B.A., Holyhead) appeared for plain- tiff, and Mr. 0. G, Morris, instructed by Mr. O. n. Edwa.rds, Holyhead, for defend- ant, who was absent. In stating the case to the jury, Mr. Ellis Jones Griffith said the piaintiff was a member of a well-known and I highiy.respected family in Anglesey. Defen- dant, whose home was at Penrorsedd. Llau- fa.cthlu. had taken the B.A. degree, and was D.M. of Trinity College. Dublin. and was now 33 years of age. The parties had known each othe-r since childhood, and on June 14, 1002, they became engaged. From that date I to the 3rd DecemiBr there was 6^ years' courtship on the most friend'y and loving terin-5. A great number of letters had passed (these covered a good part of the tabie)--to be precise there were 1,017 letters from Dr. Prioe, and 1,050 from Miss Owen. a grand total of 2,067. He was not going to read them (laughter). He calculated it would take about a 1CO hours at express speed— but would be content with giving a few eiamp'es. A fortnight after the engagement he wrote from Holyhead: I must tell you the same old thing all over agam tlîat I love you and my great object ia to make you love me more, if that ;s pos- siblo, so that finally nothing but death will separata us. I have made it a rule in life never to promise anything with full con- sideration of it first of ail, and then having promised never to break my word, cvon though I suffe- for it, so you can rest with your mind at ca?p that what I promised you shall never be broken, and knowing you, as I think I do, I think you are pretty ° much of the same disposition Write me a long letter and give me full .insurance that you wiil always love me and be true as I shall .a:waY3 be true to you. I now end with love unbounding.—Yours lie-art and soul, Jack." "TRUE SIGN OF LOVE." On December 26th. 1S02, he wrote from Penrorsedd; "My own dear Katheiine. I hope you enjoyed your "cvfarfod' last night. I was thinking about you all the time, and you know it i j partly aO true ign of love for you. I have learnt to love you a good many years ago. No matter what difficulties come our way we love one another sufficiently to overcome them all I should like a kiss from you now; and again I tell you that noth ng but death will every destroy my strong lov.3 for you,-Fo, ever your rudor- ing Jack." From Nottingham, in July, 1903; "My dar- ling girl, I shall always be happy to work all day as long as I know that I am loved by you. my darling girl. Gyda chariad diddiwedd J.ack. In 1904, defendant, v/as at Burry Port, South Wales, and wrote: "My ever darling girl, —What a dear old sweetheart you are to write to me again; you do encourage me tremendously. Every atom of my whole heart is true to you always. The only way to repay is to keep true to you. p.nd you know that I do that. What a darling you I are to wait for me. I rema;n, your fond and loving Jack." Again, from Fronheulog. Burrv Port, he wrote: "Mv dear KatherIne. I mean to act straightforwardly toward, you all my life because I am convinced that I could not love any girl in this world but you, so I think we can be happy some day. With very best wishes for Christmas to you, dar- ling, a.nd my sincere love and such a lot of kisses.—Your darling Jack." Defendant was next at Ffestiniog and in November, 1905, wrote:—"My dearest Kath- erine,—I was so glad to have your letter this morning. You know the feeling as well as 1 do. I am getting more and more in need of your company as time gees on. I feel I am so devoted to you. Do write soon, very soon, darling; your Jack longs very much for a letter, a cofiwch I shall be pleased. —Your loving Jack." In March, 1906, MiSr" Owen. or, rather, "My dearest Katherine." gets "some news" from Ffestiniog, Dr. Price informing her that he was leaving. "The new place is at Ton Pentre, Glam. Outdoor assistant, £200; rooms and attendance, with a Dr. Hughes. South Wa'es once more." And once more he wrote: "169, Gelli-road, Ton Pentre. April 23, 1907. My darling Kitty,-—You will say. why this letter. Well, the only answer I can give you is that I am very love-sick. I have been ionging something awful for you all day, and this evening I had to get your Iovo let- ters out to console me—the dear love letters. they were so sweet, really I nearly cried when I read about cur old meetings. Well, hero we are still engaged for all these years, and I fcnow that you are so anxiously waiting for me; still, darling, I can do no better, but I fee] such a miserable wretch very often that I cannot get a practice and marry you like a decent chap. In your love and kindness you will say wait. It is hard to grin and bear it all; I want my little girl so badly. I love you so very, very much, and hundreds of times hero alone in this room I lotv and Ion" and very nearly cry for you. Pardon this letter, but. my darling, I must pour out my love to you in some- way. I can always say that I only loved once, and in the face of the world I say I love Katherine. Do write soon, Kitty. Accept my true and honest love, also kisses by the millions.—I am, for ever, your loving Jack," IAD IN LOVE." In October, 1907, defendant writes from Birmingham to his "Darling girl,—I want to see you badly. I am mad in love with you. I do wish I could (Yet on more and marry you, because I want you very. very much." Edward-street, Trecynon, Aberdare, was the address from which defendant eent the following letter to plaintiff, February 6th, 1908: "My dearest Katherine.. Of course, what I want to do is to do my best for you, and yet what a bitter thought it is to me to think, perhaps, you are worrying and people passing remarks perhap3. What do you sug- gest? Name any suggestion you like. cau-M you have nothing to fear by so doing. I do wish I could be near you because I am so much in love with you. I suppose the day will come, though, some time, but just imagine waiting all this time all because we are not rich enough. Shall be glad to hear from you soon, my dear, dear Kitty.—Ever your own Jack." Then again in July, 1908, from the same address:—"My dearest Kitty. I have answered an advertisement in th9 'British Medical Journal,' and they want a married roan. Of course, I must fall back upon you to provide me with that qualification, pro- vided everything is alright—house, etc. Now do please say if you are willing to marry me to go What money I have now is JB500, and we could get enough furniture with that if you think we can live on the £200 until I get the partnership. This is a very private letter, isn't it? I do wish I could be with you always. I am very tired of being a.lone all the time. Let me hear what you have to say, old girl." Counsel went on to state that defendant in the beginning of September bought a prac- tice at Llansawel, near Llandilo, for JS400, in- cluding freewill, drugs, and instruments. He wrote informing "My dearest .Kitty,—Castle Green, Llansawel,—I am to live ip this house as a paying guest to Mrs. Evans until wo can get married, then the house comes to me. I am the only dqctor in Llansawel and for eight round. I know you wish me luck.—Jack." In a. few days another letter follows refer- ring to the house and district: "I am most positive I have a good living in front of me, and I love the country place here, fine rivers and trees; in fact, I would not change now for any practice in Anglesey. Don't I feel glad that I missed Mountain Ash. At last, old girl. I have done for you what I wanted to do, and give me my health you think as you have always said, "Better to wait," but for a fellow full of it, as I have been, it was a very hard gamp. Call at Pen I'eisedd, and they wiU give you what news I have left you inadvertently." "EVER YOUR OWN. Defendant at the time was busily engaged in canvassing tho members of the Llandilo and Llandovery Guardians for two union ap- pointments. which he secured, and also the post of medical inspector of schools. He wired to plaintiff announcing his appoint- ments. and in his letter, dated 3rd October, 1908, he wrote: "My dearest Kitty,— I am glad to say that I have had plenty of work to do since I am here, and I have been called in to five of time big houses out of the six already. I am so glad to be on my own. It's a fine house, and the family will go when I get enough to get mar-ied. I am sure you would, be happy here—better than in old town*. In this place everyone has been so kind; these nobility are so near to you and so nice. I hope you will like the place. It is quiet, but beautiful woodland nery, equirreU running about the place. The next point is getting married. The practice is good, but of course I cannot expect them to pay all of them, the first year; they may be a. little long-winded; but I should like to bo married next 8umm.Jr, and I believe the people here expect me to. After all Kitty fach, maa clau yn well mg un. With dearest love and ki:«ses,—Ever your own Jack. P.S.How do you think you will like saying good-bye to Sir Fon? It is » sad i thought, I" have done iA iiQW.'i -J This, proceeded counsel, was in October, then as a bolt from the blue, on December 3rd, comes rhe following letter: — "Castle Green, Llansawel. Dear Miss Owen.—Con- cerning the length of time I have taken in writing to you, I think the above name suite the letter better; by the tame token you have also taken your time to answer my letter? on numerous occasions, which would not have happened at all if you loved me; but I am afrad that, to be candid with you, I den't love you either. I think, if you can forget) me, it would suit both parties concerned, rather than live a life of misery together. Lot me hear what you have to say concern- ing the matter. I know it is hard for you: it is hard for me also, but rather than live a wretched life with you, I prefer telling you. —I remain, yours truly, John T. Price." A PATHETIC REPLx. In repJy, Illis. Owen wrote:—"Trefadog, December 4th. 1908. Dear Jack,—1 hardly know how to write to you, Your letter has simply stunned me. Whatever have I done? After all these of true anù pure love towards you, I don't think I d°serve vonr letter this morning, and I will never bciieve that it can h9 conscientiously the dictation of your heart. Beiieve me it. is the hardest trial of my hi,) to live to-day—I am "0 utterly de- pressed. The only thing that cheers me up a little is the fact that I love vou still with a pure and untarnished liea.rt, for I have given myself to you, my whole heart. I can I say before Gnd that I love you and I will die loving you. I appeal to you not to break my heart. My longing for you aU this summer has been beyond description as my sisters know very often, How I do wish I could sce you now, then I would be happy. you give me any comfort in this hard world. J am sure, whatever I have done to offend you, that, lf you ask your own heart, I am positive it is not beyond remedy. I have kept my promise and will never break it; and if any- thing corn 's amis-j now, it will be the ruin- t1on of a girl who naliy lovos you. You know that all my feelings are nothing but love towards you. and i can finish off again with sending v you my love never to be de- stro-ed.—Yours, Katherine." It was on the 10th of December that Dr. Price sent a reply, which was as follows:— "Dear Katherine, I received your letter in answer to mine, and I wa- sorry to see that you took it so: but I must be honest with you and tell you that I wish you to release me from my engagement with you. I am awfully sorry for having to ask you. but reaUv I Ca.D110t imagine hc.v your life would be with me if I didn't, love you—it. would In tar harder than breaking of)' the engagement; and again I ay. I beg of you to release moo from my engagement. With kind wishes I remain, yours sincerely, John T. Pric: ANOTHER AFFECTING LETTER. "Dear Jack," so again commenced the lady's answer. "I do not know how to write almost; this is killing me. You arc asking me an impossible thing. I am too devotedly attached to you and given myself to you, heart, and soui, and bound to you by a pro- mise of the most serious tie. that I can never release you. Do you think a faithful and true love which has grown all the-e years— and you have constantly fed that Jove-ean he wiped off as off a elate? No, never, And after considering veu part, of my own life almost, again I say, No, never. Love ha? to suffer, it is true. Someone else has suffer- ed for us all because H." Joved us. I have borne many a cross in my life, but thi- is the heaviest of all, and I collapse under jt. member your promise at Newry House, which was to love me, chier me, and comfort me along the hard road of life, and be true to me through thick and thin. I have been true to you through everything, and had looked forward to live with you, loving cach othr as no other two ever loved before. Love like mine wiU not release. What has become over YOIl so sudden. There must be a reason for it more than you want to reveal to me. I know I have not offended them at Penyrorsedd, because I have seen Mr. Price and Annie. Will you kindly tell me if I have done or anything to offend you? That is only fair, and I am quite willing to listen to what you have to say. and will try and agree with you. I am willing to share everything with you and help you on a.- much as I can. I have your word that you are looking forward to have a home of your own wIth m, and I have been faithfully and anxiously waiting for you. and at times felt it very hard, too, when left alone here, and I cried for your love and company. And now, after you have got a practice, and on the verge of marrying (as you said), you want to be released—im- possible. It was very hard to part with loved ones in death, but to part with love in life if more than I can do. Pardon this letter, and take it in the right spirit. It is my confession and humble pleading. My prospects for Christmas will be very dark without your love, and do accept mine 8.gain, Katherine." "Release me from this engagement and send me the ring back, said defendant in a subsequent letter. "You know very well I bear you no ill-will, but my heart will not allow 1110 to marry you. I wish I could com- pensate you, but you know I have no money. and I know you don't want money, but you will never have any ill-will from ine, I con- sider this to be final now. so let us part friends and write to say so." A few days afterwards he sent plaintiff the correspondenco. photos, and gifts he had re- coived .fronl her, "because I cannot possibly marry you," Yet the lady wrote on January of thi? year and told defendant she did not believe what he stated—that he did not love her. "What were you doing all these yemrs then 7" she asked. "I am not satisfied with the reasons you are giving me. My feelings towards you are still the same, and a-s this i ■ such a very important matter, we better meet face to face.—I remain, yours lovingly, Katherine." THE PARTIES MEET. On the 10th of February, plaintiff went to Llansawel to seek an interview with Dr. Price, accompanied by her aunt. His only explanation of the cnange in his affection was: "We are all apt to change, and I have changed." On March 3rd, defendant married Miss Janey Evans, the second daughter of the late Dr. Evans. practice he had acquired, the bride being described as 19 years of age. Mies Owen, a prepossessing lady, bore out ) her counsel's statement. Mr. Morris addressed the jury in mitiga- tion and maintained that Dr. Price had shown that ho appreciated the position in which plaintiff had been put by not defending the action. He had not attempted to get out of the duty of paying damages. Not, as an excuse but &,1 an explanation it might be said that he found in the lady in whose mother's house he lived what was absent in Miss Owen. His learned friend had intimated that it was the usual thing in these cases to make out that, the defendant was poor. The jury should bear in mind the terrible struggle was nowadays for professional men to make their way in the world, and this had baen the experience of defendant. Then they had the fact that the lady who wrote so affecting letters, so feeling letters, resorting to a court of law. He asked the jurv to be reasonable— of course, they were bound to award some- J thing—but let it not swamp the defendant. Mr. Griffith made a. stirring appeal to the jurv. and dwelt on the loving way in which the voting lady had waited for plaintiff to settle down to a praotice; yet. after aU, as soon as he got a practice, he threw her over. What would the jury say if their daughters or sisters were treated in this way? This gentle- man in a few months, after throwing ove.r the lady who had loved him all her life, married another young woman. He asked not for vindictive damages, but for substan- tial damages. In summing up the case for the jury, the Sheriff (Mr. Vincent) asked them to consider what was the position of the ladv to-day, and what it would have been If the promise had been carried out. They had to consider also that the engagement had lasted a long per- iod, and how devoted the lady was to plaintiff was shown by the very pathetic letters read. The period of the engagement was also during the lady's marriageable years, and from a commercial point of view she w8. not worth so much to-day in the matrimonial market. However, it not the duty of the jury to punish defendant.. After half-an-hour's deliberation, the jury assessed the damages at £ 500, and judgment J was entered for the amount with costs.
ABERDARE POLICE COURT. WEDNESDAY.—Before Messrs. D. P. Davies I (chairman), Griffith George, and K Stonelake. VARIOUS.—John Evans, for being drunk in charge of a horse and cart in Jubilee-road. Godreaman, was fined 10s. and costs. Samuel Davies, a boy of 16, for using indecent language in Gadlys-road, Aberdare, was ordered to pay 10s. and costs.- William Saunders, a brake- driver, was summoned at the instance of the Aberdare District Council, who were represent ed by Col. T. Phillips, for overloading his brake.—P.C. Keer proved the offence, and defendant was ordered to pay 10s. and costs. POST-OFFICE ROBBRRY.—Mathew H. Vaughan was charged with breaking into the Rhigos Post-office, and stealing therefrom a, sum of money.—David Howells said he was in charge of the office, and also carried on business as a grocer. On the 21st ult. he shut the premises up safely. The following morning he found that the zinc on the cellar window had been taken off. On going into the office he found tho drawer open, and about 25s. in silver missing, as weU as 2s. in coppers, and some postal or- ders.—Mr. T. Lloyd Davies, the sub-postmaster at Aberdare, produced the missing orders, and pointed out that prisoner could not have cash- ed them as nothing had been filled in.—P.S. Davies, Hirwain, said he arrested prisoner, and in his possession found the ordenfi Wiien charged, prisoner said that when hetbroke into th premISeS he wa3 accompanied y a man I named Tom Evans. They left for CtyuifT after the theft, and here he lost his friend.—Accused was sent for trial at the Assizes.
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ABERDARE SPORTS. J Favoured with ideal weather, the Aberdare sports, on Monday, were well patronised, and the spectators were rewarded with excellent snorts, the committee having made every effort to secure good entries, the prizes, especially in the trotting and Galloway events, being un- usually large, In consequence there was an exceptionally heavy entry, most of the crack trotters in Glamorgan, Carmarthenshire and Monmouthshire having entered. The handi- cappers were:—Cycle races, Mr. lit. J. Brind, N.C.U., Cardiff; footraces, Mr. Ted Lewis, Pontypridd; horse races, Mr. T. Williams, W.R.F.U., of Llwynpia. Mr. Fred D. E. George, Aberdare, acted as starter, and the judges were Geo. J. Tuckficld (Metro- politan Bank), A. W. Oxenham, M. R. David, D. Parker, J. D. Hughes (Boot Hotel), and Dr. W. L1. Rhys. Mr. fred J. Caldicott, (Tudor- terrace) proved a most efficient secretary, and the arrangements throughout were hignly creditable to the committee. The following were the prize winners in the various events :—100 yards race for boys not over 1-1 years, 1, S. Morris, Treforest; 2, W Knight, Aberdare; 3, J. E. Davies, Abemant. Half-mile cycle race (for boys not over 10 years), 1st, L. Thomas, Aberaman; 2, F. R. Lloyd, Troedyrhiw, Merthyr; 3, J. Jones, Aberaman. One-mile novice cycle handicap (three heats)— First head, 1, G. Thomas, Rcsolven; 2, W. Griffiths, Lower Cwmbach.—Second heat, 5, A. Tanner, Amanford 2, W. Stride, Mountain Ash Third heat, 1, W. Crockett, Quakers' Yard 2, B. B. Thomas, Amanford.—Final, 1, W. Crockett; 2. W. Griffiths; 3, G. Thomas. 120 yards novice handicap (first in each heat to run in final).—Heat winners. D. J- Davies, Treforest, IDi yards J. E. Thomas, Mountain Ash, 20 yards S. L. Jones, Porth, 15 yards; J. Thomas, Abcrnant, 4 yards A. Williams, Merthyr, 18 yards R. F. Jones, Merthyr, 24 yards E. Lewis, Porth, 24 yards.—Final, 1, S. J. Thomas; 2, E. Lewis 3, J. E. Thomats. Half-mile (open) cycle race.—First heat, I, A. J. Wilkins, Aberdare; 2, W. Strida, Mountain Ash.—2nd heat, 1, W. H. Hinder, Abertiiiety 2, \V J. Bickham, Nelson.—Third heat, 1, J. Hodges. Cwmtillery 2, W. Griffiths, Lower Cwmtwroh.—Final, 1st, W. H. Thomas; 2, 2, W. Griffiths; 3, A. J. Wilkins. 120 yards (open) handicap (lst in each heat, to run in final).—Winners ot heats, H. P. Pike, Mountain Ash, 13 yards; J. S. Isaac, Mountain Ash, ISA yards S. J. Thomas, Aberaman, 20 varus; J. E. Thomas. Mountain Ash, 1S £ yards; D. Davies, TrdJrest, lGi yards; M. Evans, Treforest, 15J yards; f. Adams, Swindon, ¡ 13 yards, —final," 1, H. P. Pike 2, J. E. Thomas; 3, J. S. Isaac. One-mile (open) cycle race.— First heat, I, C. Thomas, Resolven; 2, A. Phillips, Aberdare.—Second heat, 1, W. Grif- fiths, Lower Cwmtwreh 2, J. Hodges, Cwm- tillery.—Third heat, 1, W. H. Hinder, Ahr- tillery 2, W. Stride, Mountain Ash.—Fourth heat," W. Crockett, Quakers' Yard; 2, A. Tucker. Pontypool.—Final, 1, W. Crockett, Quakers' Yard; 2, J. Hodges, Cwmtillery 3, W. Griffiths, Lower Cwmtwroh. 300 yards (open) handicap.—First heat, W. G. Bryant, Aberaman Second heat, H. P. Pike. Mountain Ash Third heat, J. S. Isaac, Mountain Ash Fourth heat, W Bick, Porth lifth heat, B. Morgan, PenrhiwceiLer; Sixth heat, E. Vaughan, Pontypridd.—final, 1, H. P. Pike, 2, E. Vauahan, 3, W. Bick. One mile trotting handicap (in saddle).—First heat, B. Davies, Mardy. Rose of Tralee," 20 Second heat. J. Williams, Pontnewydd, "Honest Tom," ser. Third heat, D. Phillips, Pontardav.e, Butcher Lad," 80 Fourth heat, 0. Hodder, Abersychan, "Our Jack," 10r.Final, 1, D. Phillips, 2, 0. Hodder, 3, J. Williams. One mile trotting handicap (in harness).—First heat, T. Williams, Aberdare, "Margaret," 240 Second heat, 0. "Hodder, Abersychan, Our Jacko." 100 Third heat, T. H. Davies, Aber- dare, Maggie C," 35 Third heat. T. W illiams, Aberdare, "St. Fagan's Boy." 15.-Final, 1, 0. Hodder. 2, T. H. Davies, 3, T. Williams ("St. Fagan's Boy"). 1, mile Galloway handicap for ponies not exceeding 14.2.—first E. Rees, Caerphilly, Little Rose," 70 Second, T. Cornelius, Glynneath, Ruby," 390 Third, E. P. Morgan, Pontypridd, Ladas," 185. I
Juvenile Sports at Aberdare. On Whit-Tuesday, at the Athletic Grounds, Aberdare, thi first athletic sports promoted by the members of the Bands of Hope connected with the Aberdare Deanery Church of Eng- land Temperance Society's Juvenile Union wore held. The attendance was very satisfac- tory. From the outset of the proceedings, there was evidence of great and careful pre- parations, and for this thanks are due to the secretary, Mr. A. E. Kimpton, and to the clergy and others in the Deanery. The judges were: Revs, John Morgan, Vicar of Hirwain; J. Sinnctt Jones, Vicar of Mountain A;h: J. S. Longdon, Vicar of Cadoxton, Bairy; Dewi Williams and W. H. Jones, Aberdare. Mr. Jack Sheen acted as starter. Appended is a list of winners :—Girls, Skipping Race. G-—12: 1, Sarah Saunders; 2. Maggie Lewis; 3, Sarah Lewis. 12—15: 1, Lily Panniers; 2, Maud Canter; 3, — John.—Three-legged Race: 1, Boynes and Goorgo; 2, Evans and Gwi]ym; 3, Parker and Phillips.—Bovs' Potato Race: 1, T. Wright; 2, H. Lewis; 0, William Paxford. —Girl: Potato Race: 1, Lena Lewis; 2. Edith Mubaey; 3. Mary Price.—Bovs' Err- and Spoon Race: 1. D. T. Davies; 2, E. R. Hill; 3, Gil, bert Jeffreys.—Girls' Eg and Spoon Race: 1. G. Hammond: 2, Mav Sheppa.rd; 3, Doris Evans.—Sack Race: 1, Thomas A. Parker; 2, William John Hill; 3, Trevor Boynes.—Sack Race: Girls 7—9: 1, Sarah A- Sketting, 2, H. M. Heath; 3, Alice Masters. 9—12: 1, Bettie Mcquire; 2. Dorothy John; 3. Maggie Maud Lewis. 12—15: 1. Maud Canter; 2, Lilian Lee; 3, Marion Neale. 15—18: 1, Lena Lewis; 2, Ethel John. Boys: 1, Edwin Ingram; 2, T. Wright; 3, Thomas Evan-?.—Tug-of-War: Juniors, Cwmdare Church Team; Seniois, Cwmbach Church.—Boys' Race: 1, W. J. Hill; 2, W. J. Paul; 3, Vincent George. At the close, Mrs. W. F. Parry de Winton distributed the prizes to the successful competi- tors. The Vicar of Hirwain (Rev. Joseph Morgan) proposed a vote of thanks to Mrs. de Winton, tho same being carried with enthusi- asm. Mr. do Winton responded to the vote, and referred to the excellent arrangements made by the secretary and stewards. In the evening a. concert was given by a choir, numbering over 500 voices, drawn from the various churches in the Deanery, and there was a large audience. The choir wa* conduc- ted by Mr. A. E. Kimpton. the missioner, who had them well trained. The Bishop of Llan. daff occupied the chair, and the opening hymn, "Onwaird, Christian Soldiers," was sung with fervour, the large choir being joined by the congregation. The accompanists were Miss E. Edwards and Mr. George Templeman. Prayer was offered by the Rev. C. A. H. Green, Vicar of Aberdaro and Rural Dean- The Bishop, in the course of his address, dealt with the duty of self-sacrifice and self- control. Referring to the incident of the Hebrew soldiers under Gideon, who were test- ed at the brook by the manner in which they drank the water when they wera thirsty, he said that those who were selected to go for- ward were those who were not greedy—men of self-control. That was the lesson he wished to impress on those present. There were other things besides drink they should exercise self- control in reference to. Unless we learnt fJelf. control, England as a nation was doomed. Every nation that had made itself a name amon" the nations of the earth had learnt self- control. That was wonderfully exemplified by a nation which come to the front with such rapid strides during recent years—Japan. That nation, finding tbAt their younger men were becoming deteriorated by cigarette smoking, prohibited smoking by anyone under 21 years of age; and by thus compelling self control, became one of the leading nations of the world. He urged those present to be not their own, but God's. The programme contained a number of ex- cellent choruses, songs, etc.. including "Festal Day," "Fight the Drink," "A Beautiful Land," "Come, Merjv Comrades," "The Hills Resound." "Baby's Asleep," "We must work and pray." and the action "ong. "The Fly." During the evening. Mrs. C. A. H. Green. The Vicarage. Aberdare, presented the Dioces- an Challenge Banner to the Pontypridd branch.
Aberdare Timberman's Death. RESULT OF A STRAIN. Mr. W. L. Yorath held an inquest at Car- diff on the body of Thomas Williams (47), timberman, of 27, Monk-street, Aberdare. who worked at the Shepherd's Pit, Cwmaman, and died after complaining of severe pains in the stomach after helping to lift a tram at the colliery. Mr. William Kenshole (Aber- dare) represented the Cwmaman Coal Com- pany, and Mr. William Thomas (Aberdare) was for the relatives. On Wednesday ceased was admitted to tha Caitiff Infirmary suffering from a. fairly large rupture on the left side. After examination, an anaesthetic was administered. He suddenly collapsed, and did not recover.—The house surgeon said the operation wa.s necessary, and the anaes- thetic was administered with the usual pre- cautions.—Thp> jury found that deceased died fromb heart failure due to obstructed rupture caused by strain whik>t following his employ- ment.
GODREAMAN. SALEM.—Special services were held at Salem on Sunday, when the Rev. J. Glandwr Watkins, Mountain Ash, preached three excellent ser- mons to fairly large congregations. The rev. gentleman also conducted the meetings in the absence of the Rev. G. Llcchidcn Williams, pas- tor, whilst, the service on Sunday ■ifteraoQj.i ws.s introduced by Mr. Trofdraet h J ones, a blind la^miajstgry :V^ la^miajstgry
Air Rifle Match. FINAL FOR THE RHYMNEY CUP. At the Cambrian Hotel, Aberdare, the final for the Rhymney Cup took place on Thursday last between Aberdare and Cwmaman. Scores: Cwmaman: C. Mosley, 33; J. Ray, 29; E. Morse, 30; J Davey, 25; N. Piper, 28; E. San- ders, 30; A. Wilson, 31; J. Thomas, 31; O. Owon, 30; W. Thomas, 25; II. Edwards, 31; J. Williams, 30; total, 353. Aberdare: J. Carney, 29; T. Jenkins, 25; D. Howells, 31; J. Jenkins, 32; G. Miliar, 29; J. Ma-nlcy, 26; R. Jenkins, 26; W. Wright, 31; E. Fowler, 32; —. Cottle, 28; H. Lawrence, 29; B. Munden, 26; total, 344. The match created great interest in the dis- trict, as the two teams shot the previous week, and the result was a draw. Had the Aber- dare team won this match, they would have had the honour of not only holding the cup, but of being the first team in the valley this year to defeat the Cwmamanites. In Cwmaman the re- sult was confidently anticipated, and the Silver Band turned out and marched to the outskirts of the village to meet the victors, and brought them homo in fine style. Besides winning the cup, the Cwmaman team have defeated the champions of Bridgend, Barry and Leagues. TRey are now in the final for the championship of South Wa'es and Monmouth- shire, and arc to shoot against the Victorias (Cardiff) on June 7th. This match, however, may not como off, as the Welsh Association lias decided that Cwmaman must shoot at Cardiff, and the Cwmaman Committee arc determined that their team shall not travel more than half- way. It is hoped that if they get the Victorias on a neutral range, they may give them a warm time. j ————————— j
Eisteddfod at Cwmaman. j A GREAT SUCCESS. The annual Eisteddfod wes held on Tuesday at Cwmaman. Glorious weather prevailed, so that the committee's venture in erecting a spacious marquee for the occasion proved fully justifiable..The village was en fete, and the residents themscrves took more interest than 1I"ual owing to the event being removed from the Public Hall. This was fortunate, too. for the crowds that gathered could hardlv have been accommodated at the latter building. The tent itself was prettily decorated, bearing such mottoes as "Crcesaw," "Llwyddiant i Eistedd- fod Cwmaman," "Mewn undc-b mac ncrth," and so on. The rai] meters on the G.W.R.. from Aberdaro brought in a. very large num- ber of people, whilst other contingents came over the mountain from Ferndale and other neighbouring places. Considerable anxiety wa: felt at the commencement owing to the non- appearance of Air J. Bailey, of Pentre, the adjudicator in the band section. Deputies were found in the persons of Mr. R. Ingram (seretary of the South Wales and Monmouth- shire Brass Band Association). Mr. T. Prest- wood, Aberaman, and Mr. Greenwood, con- ductor of the Mountain Ash Volunteer Band. The other adjudicators and official- were as follow :—Music: Mr. J. T. Rees. Mus Bar Aberystwyth, and Prof. Richard IlcweiU Aberdare. L tratgre: Rev. J. Dvfnailt Pontypridd; Mr E. Williams, F.R.G.S.. Aberdare. Ambulance: Dr. M. J. Rees, Medi- cal Officer, Abprdaro; Dr. II. Davies-Jone* Mountain Ash. Dr. R. II, Moffit and Dr. F. C. Builen. Aberaman. Mining: Mr. Daniel Jones, M.E., and Mr. W. E. Javne, M.E., Cwmaman. Accompanists: Mr. Austin II. John. Cwmaman, and Mr. Jonah Rees. Abcr- ewmboi; harpist, Mr. Tom Davies (Telynor Aman), Cwmaman: committee — Mr. Dan lOwen, chairman; Mr. Henry Davies, vice- chairman; Mr. Walter Jones, treasurer; secre- taries. Mr. A. W. Humphreys. Godreaman, and Mr. Handel Harris, Maelgwyn, Cwin- aman. It is hoped that a substantial sum will be realised in aid of the proposed Cottage Hos- pital. The Rev, J. Dvfnailt Owen was the conductor. Master Llewellyn Cwm- aman, rendered topical verses, Master Rog-er Thomas (the triple National Eisteddfod win- ner) accompanying on the harp. The following is a complete list of the awards:— Contralto Solo, "Return unto thv Rest": Miss Gwladys Arthur, Newbridge. Mon. Tenor Solo, "Nant y Mynydd": Mr. Win. Thomas. Cwmaman. Ba,ss Solo, "Mr.e'th Dad wrth y Llyw" Mr. Lewi' Williams. Trecynon. Boys' Solo. not over 14 years of age, "Bu genvf Fam a Thd": 1, Master Idwal George, Aberaman; 2, Master Emlyn Davies, Aber- aman. A third prize was kindly given by Mr. D. M. Richards, Aberdare. Girls' Solo, not over 14 years of age. "The King's Business": 1, Miss Queenie Williams, Woodland terrace 2, Miss Maggie Llewellyn, Cwmaman. Penillion Singing, with the Harp (North Wales Stvle): 1, Mr. W. 0, Jone- Cilfynydd; 2, Mr. Abraham Morris. Ab^rc-wmboi. Pianoforte Solo, "Deuxiemu Mazurk" Miss Lizzie Morris, Swansea. Violin Solo, "u Gaditana": Misj Olive Tyler, Treala w. Poem on "Jacob," not over 200 lines; prize, B2 2s.. and a sold medal, value, £1 Is. Win- ner. "Bryfdir," Blaenau Festiniog. Best Composition of a Recitation. "Ymwn Joseph yn y- Carchar," not over 40 lines: Mr. Tom Evans (Tel), Cwmaman, and "Gweled- ydd." Abercrave (equal). Stanza (encrlyn), "The ITonourablo S, T. Evans" Divided between Mr. Tom Evans (Tel) amI Mr. William How;:1nds, Cwmaman. Essay on "True Happiness," not over six pages of foolscap): "Iorwerth" and "Hafren- ydd" (equal). Recitation, not under 14 years of acre, "Y Cwmwl Du": Mr. John Walters. Abemant. Recitation, not over 14 years of age" "Ca.5A- blanca" 1. Miss Madge Mary Williams, Cwm- aman; 2. Miss Rhoda Lewis, Cwmaman. Male Voice Choirs, not under 50 voices, "Spartan Heroes" (D. Protheroe) Two parties competed. 1st prize (£20 and a solid gold medal to tho successful conductor), Merthyr Vale (conductor. Mr. Lewis Williams, A.C.); 2nd prize (£5). Aman Glee Society (conductor, Mr. Edward Lewis. A.C.). Mixed Choirs, not under 60 voices, "Gently comes the Breath of Evening" (fcgjaw): Three choirs competed for a prize of JE15, and a silver cup, value £2 2s., to the c-uccessful conductor, viz.: Cwmaman, Aberaman, and Pcnrhiwcei- ber. Cwmaman (conducted by Mr. R. Tho, mas) were the winners. Juvenile Choirs, not under 40 voices, and not over 14 years of age. "A Spring-Time Carol" (T. Price) F6ur choirs competed, and the 1st prize of was awarded to Seion, Cwmaman (conducted by Mr. WT. Clay Jen. kins, A.C., who also received a silver medal with gold centre as successful conductor) 2nd prize (£2), Abercwmboi (conducted by Mr. J. Eiddir Daviüo"). Congregational Choirs, not under 20 voioes, and must be from one congregation. "Yr Ior- ddonen", Two choirs competed, and the win- ners were Soar C.M. Choir (conducted by Mr. J. Seth Jenkins). Mixed Quartette, reading music a.t sight: The prize of 10s. 6d. was withheld. Soprano Solo. "Land of Hope and Glory" (Elgar): Miss Mary Phillips, Cwmaman. Recitation, for children under 10 years of age, "Cracow, Croesaw, Blentyn Bach": The prize was divided between Willie Edwards and Rhys Davies Lloyd, both of Cwmaman. For the best paper on "Practical Coal Man- ning," Mr. Ernest Phillips, Godreaman, was aWard the prize. Ambulance.—Class A. open, "Practical Aid to the Injured": 1, Aberaman (captain, Mr. William Morris) 2, Mardy No. 2.—Class B, confined to squads which have not previously won a prize, "Practical Aid to the Injured" 1. Godreaman (captain. Mr. Tom Moses); 2, Tylorstown (captain, Mr. D. J. Jones). Brass Band Competition.—Class B. "Bohem- ian Girl" (Wright and Round): Four bands entered. The first prize of £10 was awarded to the Aber Valley Band (Ir. J. Roberts, con- ductor) 2 (£4), Blaina Band (Mr. J. B. Yorke. conductor) 3. Cwmaman Band (conductcd by Mr. William Smith, Ynvshir, late of Blaina).— Class B, Quick-step March (own 'election): The prize of one guinea went, to Blaina BTld (Mr. J. B. Yorke), Band coming second. In the afternoon. Lord Abcrdare. the presi- dent of the Eisteddfod, arrived. He had been escorted through the village, with the Cwm- aman BrasS Band at the hrad of the proces- sion. His Lordship. Lady Aberdare, and their son, travelled in their motor-car. Bunting stretched across Milton-street, through which they passed to the field, and on this were the words: "Welcome to Lord and Lady Aber- dare." It was unfortunate that the distin- guished visitors should enter the tent at Prac- tically the dullest moment in the Eisteddfod programme. The Welsh recitation competi- tion was on the topi's, and as a little rain fell at this time, people rushed into the tent, and perfect order was out of the question. Mat- ters quieted down, however, after the congre- gational choirs had sung, and Mr. T. Davies, the Eisteddfod harpist, gave a delightful ren- dering of "Merch Megan." Lord Aberdare was called upon to speak, and he met. with a rousin-r reception. He apologised for his inability to *peak Welsh, as he should do from the Eisteddfod platform. He congratulated them upon the great assem- bly that day. which showed that enthusiasm was felt, in their locality for the grand old in- stitution—the Eisteddfod. It was an increasing force for good in Wales, and when they saw such a gathering in a little valley like Cwm- aman, it showed that the institution was pro- perly appreciated (cheers). His Lordship then went On to deal with the object of the Cwm- aman Eisteddfod, viz., the establishment of a cottage hospital. No doubt, ho they had often pondered over the differences between the rich and poor. The poor wondered whether they would be happier if they possessed riches, and the rich wondored vice versa. The most marked difference in their lives, however, was shown in cases of sickness. Whereas the rich could ob- tain the best advice when in illness, it was be- yond tiio reach of the poor. When the latter had their own cottage hospital and their own nurses, the difference between the classes would i become less marked, and the poor could be i treated as well as the rich (hear, hear, and con- tinued cheers). After a, few more competitions, Dyfnallt an- nounced that Lord Aberdare would give a do- nation. of £50 towards the hospital. This an- nouncement was greeted with loud cheers, which were repeated when a hearty vote of thanks was accorded Lord and Lady Aberdare for teadiagj t
ABERAMAN. Have you anything to Sell? Advertise in our Want Columns, and it is as good as Gold. YNYSLWYD.—On Thursday se'n-night a. bap- tismal scrvice was held, when one young man was immersed, and received into membership. The Rev. R. E. Williams (Twrfab) pastor, who performed the ordinance, delivered an appro- priate address upon thc 8i ;-nificancc of the bap. tismal ceremony. CO-OPERATIVE DELEGATES.—This year the an- nual Co-operative Congress has been held at Newcastlc-upcn-Tyne. The represnntatives of the Cwmbach Society have been Mr Evan Jones, secretary; Mr. John Williams, manage! of the Cwmbach branch Mr. Joseph Wrigicy, Abercwmboi, and Mr. John Longman, Moun- tain Ash. PRIZE WRNNNR.S.—The following members 01 the Aberaman ropo-splicing team secured t1;- second prize at Ferndale show, on Mondavi D. E. Griffiths, Tirbach, Cwmbacii; Mcse.1 Jones, 1'Vu-go View Cottage, Aberaman John Jones, Canal-row, Cwmbach, and Fred Wil. hams, Club-row, Aberaman. There were nin') teams competing, nnd the high standard reached at Fcmdnle show is well known to ail. In addi, tion t jl1e prize of 303, each man will receive a certificate. THEATRK.—-This week the boards of the Grand Theatre are occupied by an excellent variety company. Amongst the artistes are, Violet Beatrice, the boy impersonator; the Kremka Brothers, acrobats; Sam Shipley, comedian; Morritt, the groat illusionist; and Marie Elsie, the chic comedienne. Two laughable sketches are niveo by Matt Wilkinson and his company, entitled "That Flench Womaa," and "The Registry Office." The pictures shown on the theatre bioscopc arc also exceedingly good. CONCERT. — A concert was held at Gwawy Welsh Baptist, Chapel, on Thursday evening last. Mr. Matthew Jones occupied the chair, and the chiof contributors to the programme were Gwawr Congregational Choir, under tha conductorship of Mr. Tom Williams; the Gwawr Juvenile Choir, "conducted by Mr. Wm. John Jenkins. After a pithy address by the chairman, the following programme was gone through < "Peace to the soul of the heroes," by Parti Meibion Gwawr (Mr. Tom Williams) soIot "O'r niwl i'r nef," Sarah Phillips: reci. tation, Mr. Georgo Lewis; trio, Misses Florcnca Tennant, Safah Phillips, and Mabel Cook; re- citation, Miss Clara. Davies; "Blcdau'r g-wan wyn, Juvenile Choir; solo, Miss Jane Jones; "Yr Iorddonen." Congregational Choir; trio, Misses Mabel Cook, Sarah Phil. lips. and Florence Tennant; humorous recita- tion in Welsh, Mr. George Lewis; solo, Miss Mabel Cook solo, Miss Jennet George ren- dering by the Male Voice Party, and a recita- tion by Miss Maggie Williams. The secretarial arrangements were performed by Mr. Joseph Lloyd, and MF. Daniel Davies acted as trea- surer. SACRED CONCERT.—On Sunday evening, a sa- cred concert was held at the Grand Theatre, under the auspices of the Aberaman United Choir (conducted by Mr. Gwilym Evans). The chair was taken by Mr. T W. Griffiths, who explained that the object of the newly formed choir was to foster choral singing in the locality. He hoped that they would meet with great suc- cess. The opening item consisted of the render- ing of "The March of the Pensioners" (ed. St. Quentin), by the band. which was composed of the following: Violinists, Mr. W. J. Walters, Aberaman Mr. J. Lloyd, Trecynon and Mr. Haydn Lewis, Aberaman clarionet, Mr Wm. Sage French horn, Mr. Bromley Lewis, cor. net, Mr. Tom White; pianoforte accompanist, Mr. Geo. Henry Moses. Miss M. J. Davies, CwmbacSi, sang, and the Misses Maria and Lizzie Jones followed with a duet, which was well received. Mr. Roger Williams, Godre- aman, then sang, and Miss Hilda Wales fol- lowed with a solo. Mr. Godfrey Price, of Ty- lorstown, met with a rousing reception. He first sang "Honour in Arms" (Handel) and in response to repeated encores, he gave "Rocked in the cradle of the deep" (Knight). Gv.awr children and choir, numbering close upon 100 voices, under the conductorship of Mr. William John Jenkins, rendered the tost piece at Cwm- ama.n Eisteddfod, viz., "The Flowers of Spring," in fine style. Miss May Phillips, Cwmaman, "Hear, 0 Israel," and "Be not afraid," and Mr. Brinloy Lewis played a French hern solo, entitled "La Serenata" (Braga). Then the Choir rendered "Gently comes the breath of evening," the test piece at Cwmaman Eistedd- fod, on Whit-Tuesday, and this was followed by solos by Miss M. A. Curnow, Cwmbach. and Mr. Morgan James, Aberaman. The secretarial duties were performed by Mr. Jonah Rees, whilst the treasurer was Mr. Frank Leach, and the chairman of committee Mr. Daniel Thomas. TEA AND CONCERT.—On Wrhit-Mondav a tea and competitive concert were held at the Aberaman Park (kindly lent for the occasion), under the auspices of Salem Welsh Baptist Church. Godreaman. Between 500 and 600 sat down to the tea, and the event, proved to be an unqualified succcss. Tho following presided at the tables and assisted in other waysMesdames Thomas, Davies, Owen, Pugh, Phillips, Morgan, Jones, Williams, Misa Williams. Mtasdamss Cotter. Davies, John and Mills, Messrs. J. Griffiths and J. T. George. Mrs. Lewis. The Euperintendents were the Rev. G. LJ. Williams and Mr. Dd. Rees. General assistance was rendered by Messrs. C. Williams, W. J. Jones, R. Rev. nolds. T. J. Jones, C. Thomas, J. Owen, E. ft. Lewis, M. Phillips, W. Davies, T. J. Wil- liams, J. Morgan, W. Pugh. and J. Davies. The treasurer was Mr. David Rec:, Cwm- aman, and the secrctarv Mr. R. Leach. After the tea the chair was taken by Mr. Benjamin Lewis, and the adjudicators were:—Music, Mr. Dnniel Scourfield; and recitations, Mr. John W<lJters, Mr. Gurnos Jones, orfYanist of Gwawr Welsh Baptist. Church, was the ac- companist. AwardsBass eolo (own selec- tion). Mr. Joe Jonathan, Aberaman, who sang "The Wreckers of Dunraven"; tenor solo (own selection). Mr. Rees George, who 6ang "Yr Hen Gerddor"; soprano solo (own seleo tion), Miss Morgan, Abercwmboi, who sang "Yr Hen Gerddor" open recitation competi- tion, prize divided between Mr. Henry WiL* liams Cwmbach, who rccitcd. "Araeth Llew- elyn," and Miss L. A. Lewis, Abercwmboi,' who recited "Mr. Moody, a'r fam, a'r olenl tyn." During an interval tho Gwawr Mala Voice Party rendered "Come, Merry Com- rades." The chief item wa.tho juvenils choir competition, the test piece bejng "A springtime carol." Two choirs entered, viz.: Gwawr, Aberaman (conductor, Mr. W. J. Jenkins; and Abercwmboi (conductor, Mr. J.' Eiddig Davies). The latter were award"# the prize of £2 2s. and a silver medal, with gold centre, to the conductor. The event passed off without a hitch, and credit is due to Mr. Rees Leach for the sucoessful manner in which he carried out the secretarial duties. The profit, which, we understand, will realise a good sum, is to bo devoted towards the building fund of Salem Welsh Baptist Church. ANNIVERSARY,—Tho English Wosleyan Sun- day School anniversary services were held on Whit-Sunday, when special hymns and aji- thems were rendered by the choir. under the conductorship of Mr. William Hill. Mr. T. Davies presided at the organ. Recitations and dialogues were given by the scholars and teachers. Large congregations attended throughout the day, and collections were taken on behalf of the Sunday School fund. The morning service was presided over by Mr. H. Greenhalgh After a short lesson the following recitations were given :—"Never say fail," Arthur Perrow; "Be careful what you say," Alioe Maud Canmin; "If we only, understood," Ada May Every; "Go and do likewise," Arthur G. Bowden "Open the door of your heart," Beatrice Holden; "For His sake," Mary A. Williams; "Little foes of little boys." Trevor Williams; "A memory svstem," Lucy Vater; "For love's sweet sake," Sarah G. Finn "Loving words," Sarah IAoyd; "The Robin's Story." Claudie Vater; "The Sea," Willie Parr; "I must not tease my n\>ther." Elsie M. Giles; "Helping the preacher," W. G. Bowden. Mr. F. Finner presided at the after- noon service, and the following rE:cit8d:- "A poem on a sick child." William George Evans; 'knows." Nettie Perrow; "He careth for you," Lily M. Morgan; "Her fa.v. ourite song," Johnnie Lewis; "Room enough for all." May B. Taylor; anthem. "Oh! be joyful," the Chpir; recitation, "Shine just where you are." Annie Finner: "Grandpapa's spectacles." Elsie M. Lee; "The student's trick," William J. Warner; "Ask ths busy woman," Nellie Lloyd; "Only," Jessie M. Davies: "Charity," Violet C. Price; dialogue, "Tho unfaithful friend," Messrs. W, A. Bey non, W. Butt, A. Vater, and W G. Warner; "A service Of love." Elizabeth A. Finn; "00 the waiting list," Wallace Perrow: "The things in the bottom drawer," Sarah G. Vater i "The sweetest of all," Elizabeth Jonathan; "How to measure charity." Mary Emma Harry; "Trifles," Nellie Griffiths. Mr. Wm. Collier presided over the evemncr service, when the following took part:—Alec Vater, Emily Maude Morsran, Leah Morgan, Eliza- beth Morgan. Gwen Colli»r, Beatrice Will- iams, Laura. Whitmarsh, Nancy Morris, E Evans, Emilv Kate Wrarner, Blodwen Wva-tt, Harriet J. Probert and Susie Bowen, A dia- logue, entitled. "Charity never fai'eth," was given by Miss W. Adams and friends, and the anthem, "They that go down to the sea in ships" was sting by the choir. On Monday afternoon the annual tea and demonstration took place. The choir and children of the Sunday School, headed by the English Wes- levan banner, paraded through the principal streets, and then returned to the chapel, where they were regaled with tea and cake. The following ladies presided at the tables:- Mrs. J. Morgan and Mrs. T. Davies; Mrs. F. Finner and friend; Mrs. R. Lewis and Edith Morris; Mrs. Jennings and Mrs. Barnes; Mps. Samuel Harlow and Mrs. A. Philipin) The following also assisted:—Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Dando. Mr. W. Bowden, Mrs. Morgan, and Mrs. Giles. After the tea. the children wended their way to the Aberaman Park, where games were indulged in until dark. Mr. T. G. Lee, Davis) street, proved an ener- getic secretary.
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