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The Watts-Hughes Voice Figures.


Poor Law Reform. j

. Dowlais Chamber of Trade.





FOCHRIW. OEDEBS for Printing of every description may bs left with Mr. J. C. Payne, 7, Railway- terrace, the local representative of the "Mer- thyr Express." LIBRABIES.—At the meeting of Carmel Lit- erary and Mutual Improvement Society, pre- sided over by the Rev. D. Hughes Jones, a paper on "Libraries" was read by Mr. Thos. H. Llewellyn, which was much appreciated. The paper was highly spoken of by the fol- lowing :—Messrs. Rhys D. Jenkins, Thomas Lewis, Thomas Walters, and the Rev. D. Hughes Jones. A pianoforte solo was given by Miss Annie Evans, and a soprano solo was con- tributed by Miss Mary A. Walters. Mr. Tho- mas Walters presided at the piano. I.O;G.T.-The weekly meeting of the Star of Fochriw Lodge of the International Order of Good Templars was held at the Carmel ves- try on Thursday evening week. After the or- dinary business of the meeting had been trans- acted, the Juvenile Temple provided an ex- cellent programme, which was contributed to by the following -Song, Sis. D. Davies; re- citation, Sis. Mary Hannah Cook; song, Sis. Agnes M. Cook; recitation, Sis. Ceredwen Thomas; recitation, Sis. Evelyn Davies; song, Bro. Cyril Cook; recitation, Sis. Mary Han- tiah Cook; song, Sis. Agnes Cook; recitation, Sis. Evelyn Davies; recitation, Sis. Ceredwen Thomas; song, Bro. Cyril Cook. The meeting was presided over by Sis. Bronwen Ballard, C.T. ST. MARy'8 CHTTBCH.—The annual vestry meeting was held at the Institute on Wednes- day evening, when a good number were pre- sent. The Rev. Thomas Rees, vicar, presided. The accounts were presented by Mr. Joseph Payne, and read by the Vicar. The accounts, which were audited by Mr. F. R. Barker, were considered satisfactory, and were unanimously passed. Mr. Joseph Payne, treasurer, was warmly thanked for his services. The sides- men were thanked for their past services, and the following were elected for this year: Cu- rates: Messrs. Josiah Richards, Percy Pike, and Wm. Curtis; parishioners: Messrs. Wm. Davies, Charles Payne, and Wm. Payne. Mr. Wm. Lewis, superintendent of the Sunday School, was heartily thanked for his past ser- vices and re-elected. The teachers were also thanked. Master Octavius Richards was also thanked for his foithfulne* at the organ, and Miss E. C. Morgan, both of whom were warmly thanked for their services. Thanks were also accorded to Mr. John Williams, A.C. (choir- master) and the choir; also to J.he Dramatic Society for giving performances, the proceeds of which (alxmt £ 130) have been given to the building funa. A vote of thanks to the Vicar for presiding, also to Mr. Robert Jones, curate- in-cnarge, brought a very harmonious meeting to a close. INTERMENT.—The funeral of the late Mr John Edwards, 22, Martin-street, took place at Pen- twyn Churchyard, on Wednesday afternoon last. Deceased had been ill for the last two vears and had been confined to his bed for a long time. He was a faithful member of the Noddfa. Baptist Chapel, and was held in high esteem by all. He passed away on Saturday morning last. Deceased was only 28 vears of age, and leaves a widow and two little child- ren. The officiating ministers were the Rev. Moses Solvar Young, the Rev. Isaac Roderick, and the Rev. D. Hughes Jones. The follo-w- ing hymns were sung by the house: "Laus- anne," to the words, "Daeth yr awr i'm ddianc adref"; and at the graveside, "Cofia., f'enaid, cyn it' dretilio," to the tune of "Diniweid- rwydd." The chief mourners were as follow:— Mrs. Esther Edwards, widow; Mr. John Evans, father-inlaw; Mr. and Mrs. John Edwards, father and mother; Mr. Percy Edwards, bro- ther; Miss Olwen Edwards and Miss R. Edwards, sisters; Mr. and Mrs. Wyndam Edwards, brother and sister-in-law; Mr. Daniel Isaac Evans, brother-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. David Lewis, brother-in-law and sister-in-law; Master Tom Idrifc Evans, brother-in-law; Mr. and Mr;. Henry Evans, Bargoed Inn, Deri, uacle and aunt; Mr. Evan Jones, uncle; Mr. David Thomas, Mr. Rees Harris, Mrs. B. John, Mrs. Davies, and Mrs. Mills (Rhymney), cousins; Mrs. Jenkins, Pontlottyn, cousin; Mr. and Mrs. Job Davies. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Ballard. Mr. Wm. and Mr. David John Jacob and Miss Rachel Jacob, Fochriw, cousins; Mr. William Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Myall Williams, Dowlais, cousins; Mrs. E. Morgan, Tredegar, cousin: Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Ystrad, uncle and aunt. Floral tributes were sent by the following:—Father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Evans, Bargoed Inn, Deri, and Mr. and Mrs. David Lewis, Fochriw. Deceased's Sunday School class of children;, walked before the coffin.



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