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Aberdare District Council…

Aberdare Valley Baptists.

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--Present Political Problems.


Aberdare Bachelors' Club,



Deafness Cured.¡



Nine Hours Under a Fall,






CWMBACH. REHEARSAL.—On Monday evening the choirs of tho Welsh Congregational Churches of the lower district of Aberdare held a united rehearsal at Bryn Seion Chapel. The Churches repre- sented were :—Bethlehem, Abercwmboi} Saron, Aberaman; Bryn Seion, Cwmbach; and Carmel, Penrhiwceiber. The conductor was Mr. Phillip Rees. Abercwmboi, while his soiy Mr. Jonah Rees, presided at the organ. Y.p,S.—Mr. Harriotte Owen, Aberaman. presided at a meeting of Bethania (B.) Young Peoples' Society, on Tuesday night. Mr. Da.n Owen read an excellent paper upon Dyheuad yr Indiaid." He dealt with the different creeds and religions which barred the wayto progress and national unity in India. Comments were made at the close" by Messrs. Edward Thoma.St David Thorur.s, Dan Owen (Victoria-street)* Charles Morgan .'ames and Thomas Phillips. PROPOSED PIKLIC HALL.—The prospects 01 obtaining a public hall for Cwmbach have become distinctly rosy, and matters are assuming a definite shape. At a meeting of the general committee, over which the Rev. R. Roberta presided, twelve tenders were considered fol the erection of the Institute and Public Halli which will provide seating accommodation foi 600 persons. The tender of Messrs. Price Bros., Pontcanna-road, Cardiff, was accepted. Mr. Thos. Roderick, Aberdare, is the architect. It is hoped to get the building completed by Christmas. KNIFE AND FORK TEA.—The winter session of the Mutual Improvement Society of Bryfl Seion Church was wound up on Friday last with a tea and social gathering at Ynyscynon School- room. The tables having been cleared a miscellaneous concert was held, at which the following took part:—Opening solo, CastiaU Gwraig," Mr. D. W. Wilcox; recitation, Iaitb fy mam," Miss Katie Davies; solo, If evel you think of the old, old days," Mr. ThomaS Evan Williams recitation, Teaching Dolly, Miss Besbie Williams; solo, Ymadawiad y brenin," Mr. Tom Williams; recitation, Ton amod priodas," Mn Thos. J. Lewis; 801C\ Bright' in the moonbeam," Miss Mary Jane Davies; violin solo, Master James Jones a recitation, Mr. Moody a'r fam a'r plentyn," Miss Mary Jane Lewis solos, Y deryn pur, Miss May Evans; The Holy City," Misa Elizabeth Morgan; rectiation, Miss Nellie Evans, and solo, Mr. Johnny Lloyd. In the competition for naming places begininng with the letter H, six competed, and Mr. D. W. Wilcox was successful. A humorous recitation. "Hanes Modryb Mari," was contributed by Mr. John Hughes, which was followed by a rendering by the Male Voice Party, conducto* Mr. John Lloyd. The Rev. R. H. Davie chairman, proposed thanks to all who had taken part.. ORGAN RECITAL.—There was a. crowded attendance 011 Thursday evening, at Bryn SeioO Congregational Church, which has just bee)) renovated, when an organ recital was giveit on the new pipe organ. Mr. W. J. Evanfll Aberdare, presided, and delivered an address* The organist was Mr. Harry Evans, of Liverpool the vocalists being Miss May John (doubl medallist), Porth, and Mr. Llew. R. BOWMM National Eisteddfod winner, of Swansea. The first part of the programme opened with an overture on the organ, entitled William Tell (Rossini). Mr. Evans showed himself to be a perfect master of the king of instruments, and this excellent set-off put the audience in a delightful mood. Miss May John followed witlj that old-time favourite, Y golomen wen (R. S. Hughes), her enunciation being particO" larly pleasing. Next came a fantasia on thIS hymn tune Crugybar," one of the organist own compositions, which he interpreted vviW wonderful effect. Mr. Llew. R. Bowen was the next singer, his rendering of the solo, Why « the Nations" (Handel), being admirable íØ every respect. Part 1 concluded with the orga-Ii selections, (a) Solveig's Song (Greig) and (b) march, Pomp and Circumstance (EIgnr). Mr. Evans again skilfully manipulated the ke)', in each selection, and the audience was raisc<j to a pitch of enthusiasm. After the intervaj the artistes and audience again got on g°° terms, and the latter developed a strong desir^ for encores. Miss May John was the first called upon to respond, her rendering of The Hoty City sending musical enthusiasts into rapture* of delight. Mr. Harry Evans also played tha II Pastoral Fantasia of his own composition (in which shepherd's song, the storm, prayer and calm, succeed one another finely) in such II manner as to win unqualified approval from all. In response to the encore calls he played" The Volunteer organist." Mr. Llew R. Bowen then sang Y Milwr Clwyfedig," and Miss May J oø followed with the solo Gethsemane (Williams)4 Miss John and Mr. Bowen gave a fine rendering of the duet. What have I to do with theo ? (" Elijah "). The organ chorus Hallelujajj to the Father (Beethoven) was gone through by Mr. Evans with magnificent eliect. A vot* of thanks to the chairman was proposed b1 < the Rev. R. H. Davies and seconded by Thomas Lloyd. The finale, He v Wlad w Nhadau," was then sung by Miss May JobOt the audience joining in the refrain.