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ABEKAYRON. 1 C.M. UsiTE. — On Thursday, July 6th. a large and representative committee meeting of the New Quay, Aberayron, and Llanon Sunday school dis tricts was held at Llan-irth. There were present Rev Joseph Jenkins, New Quay, voted to the chaT; Messrs T. P. Timothy, Dr Evaus, Rev D. O. Jons (New Quay), Rev J. Thickens, Alderman John 51. Howell, Councillor J. R. Evans, Mr J. Roberts, Captain John Williams of Aberayron. Mr r. R. Davies, C.M. (Llanon), Mr D. Rees, C.M., and Mr W. Evans, R.O. (Pennant), 5Iessrs S, E. Davie, C.M., D. Jones, tailor, and John Williams, wheel- wright (Aberarth), E. Owen (Fosffin), Rev 0. Jones, Mr Rhys Rhys, Mr E. Lewis (Fronwilym), Mr Joe Jones (Pantycefufach), Mr D Davies, Cefncoed- canol, of Llanarth, and three others whose names were not ascertained. The meeting had bc-n called to select all identicil programme of tunes for the people covered by the three districts and to consider the advisability of uniting in one gymanfa for 1900, to mark tie close of the century. Mr John R obens was elected secretary. It was resolved to select one common programme and further that only one cymanfa be held for the three districts for the year 1900. It was resolved that the said cymanfa be held at Aberayron on the first Wednesday in May and that Mr D. Jenkins, Mus. Bac., be th conductor The folio win :r vert- the tunes selected Gorphwysfa, Erinwg, Raven dale, Gardd Gethesamn-, Cynfal, Dolwar. Gwledd, James-street, Gounod, Wesley, Braint, Berlin (395), Balducci, Chant 44 (2); anthems. "Awn hyd Bethlehem," Dyddian Dyn sydd fel Glaswelltyn (Emlyn Evans) children's tunes, "Joyful," "Y Nefoedd," "Gweddi Foreuol a Hwyrol," "Gwel Fanerau Dirwest," Dowch i Ysgol SuI," "Tlws yw Gwawr y Myrdd Rhosyoau." Mr W. Thomas, Brynarfor, and Mr J. Roberts, the respective secre- taries of the New Quay and Aberayron musical festivals, were entrusted with the duty of issuing 1,300 books. It was resolved that the admission to the gymanfa be by free tickets. Mr W. Thoma., Brynarfor, Dr Evans, and Alderman John M. Howell were elected presidents. An executive committee, to deal with further details, consisting of Messrs W. Thomas, T. P. Timothy, Rhys Rhys, John M. Howell, and J. Roberts was appointed. A ABERAYRON BOY.—At St. Elvan's Mission Room, Cardiff, on Wednesday evening, the Rev W. R. Compton Davies,eldest son of Mr Thomas Davies, Compton House, of this town, was presented with a beautiful clock, pair of elaborate brass candelabra, an illuminated address, a suite of library furniture, and a cheque by the parisioners cf All Saints' in re- cognitionofhislaboursamongthemascurate foreight years. There was also a handsome brass-mounted inkstand from the members of the Band of Hope. The Rev A. E. H. Hyslop, vicar, presided over a large attendance. The Vicar expressed deep regret at the loss the parish had sustained in the prefer- ment of the Rev Compton Davies who had laboured well among them and had been most faithful and diligent in his duties. That was a parish of peculiar difficulty, but Mr Davies overcame all obstacles. He had proved himself a competent preacher, an able writer, and a strong Church defender. Mr William Thomas of Oakfield made the presentation. rJ he Rev Compton Davies, in acknowledgment of the gifts, deprecated the eulogies that had been associated with his name by the speakers. Much of what success he had achieved was due to the help and counsel of Vicar H) slop. He should value the presents very hignly in recollection of the happy years he had spent at All Saints'. He had a lot of work before him in his new sphere in the proposal to build two churches and a vicarage, but though he should be busy he should always have a corner in his heart for his old and valued friends at Cardiff. (Applause.) The Chairman was pleased to say that the Rev Griffith Thomas had promised to come and work in that poor parish and give up his work in the Welsh Church. (Applause.) The Rev Griffith Thomas added a few observations and wished the Rev Compton Davies god-speed and every success The proceedings were closed with the singing of the doxolcgy. The induction of the Rev W. Rees Compton Davies, who was appointed vicar of Mynyddislwyn on the death of the Rev John Griffiths, J.P., took place at Mynyddislwyn Parish Church on Tuesday. Archdeacon Bruce of Mon- mouth conducted the ceremony.

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