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A Rhondda Minister's Remarkable…

Clydach Vale.




Porth. On Saturday evening a magic lantern treat was given to the juvenile members of the Independent Order of Rechabites at the lodge-room (Bethlehem C.M. Vestry). A very pleasant evening was spent. About 100 slides depicting the evils of intemperance were thrown on the sheet. The lantern manipulators were Messrs. J. Davies and Dd. Davies. Mr. Evan T. Davies was the lecturer. Evangelical Free Church meetings are again in vogue. During this week united mission services are held at the Tabernacle English Baptist Chapel. The mission is conducted by the popular Cardiff minister --Rev. Seth Joshua—and we are glad to state that the meetings have so far been very successful. It is hoped that the same state of affairs will continue. A very successful" social" tea was held at the English Wesleyan Chapel on Thursday, promoted by the young people of the church. The tables were superin- tended by Misses Moore and Edwards, and the Misses Martin. During the evening games etc., were, indulged in, the genial Mr. May, tram inspector, being very con- spicuous. On Tuesday evening a committee meet- ing of the Porth Liberal Association was held at Morley's Coffee Tavern. Mr. D. James (Parade) was in the chair. After some business had been transacted, it was unanimously agreed that a dinner should be held on or about February 19th next. Among those present were Dr. Ivor H. Davies Bryngarw, Mr. J. T, Jones, Mr J. E. Lloyd, &c. On Saturday a banquet was given at the Imperial Hotel, by Mr. T. Griffiths, M E the genial director of the Cymmer Col- lieries, to the members of the Cymmer Colliery Brass Band, which has gained so many prizes and distinctions in former years, under the baton of its veteran leader, Mr. Richard Martyn. The ban- quet was a most substantial one and re fleeted great credit bow upon the'eateress, Mrs. Davies, the landlady of the Imperial Hotel, and upon Mr. Griffiths, the aenerous donor. The chairman was Mr. E. Williams, manager of the Cymmer Col- lieries, who was supported by the vice- chairman,, Mr. W. T. Griffiths, the manager of the Windsor Collieries, Aber After the banquet, speeches were given bv the chairman and vice-chairman who re- ferred in feeling terms to the younger members of the band who were such ad mirable members of the community and of whom a few had been fellow scholars of his. Dunngtheevening songs were ren- dered by -—Mr. W. Samuel, That's tn.p love;" Mr. Meurig Jenkins, «Britannia, the pride of the ocean Mr. Georee Fielrl The noble boy of Truth;" selection bv the band, Reminiscences "(Verdi). The meeting, was brought to a close by the singing of Hen wlad fy nhadau," bv Mr Edward R. Griffiths. y r"




Gilfach Goch.

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- Ystrad County Court.


Rhondda Naturalists, Society.