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Ton. The weekly Sunday evening united temperance meeting was held at Bethesda last Sunday night, when addresses were delivered by Mr. T. C. Morris, Gelli, and Dr. Cynonfardd Edwards, America. Mr. Morris, in the course of his remarks, quoted statistics, showing that out of a large number of prisoners at one of our large prisons, quite 80 per cent. had been Sunday School scholars. He appealed to all present that, if they had not, taken the pledge, to do so, as it would put them on a level to work for the cause of tem- perance. He was very sorry that the Church of God was not so pure in this respect as it should be. When we found that church members, although possibly zealous with the cause, were yet secretly and otherwise upholding this abominable traffic. He was extremely disconcerted to find that a large number of young men seemed to think that the best idea of manhood was that which indulged in the bravado of a public-house taproom. The best idea was self-sacrifice, not self- indulgence, and service to others. He was very proud of the great, work which had been and was going forward in re- forming men and women from their evil habits, and he hoped and prayed it would go forward. Dr. Edwards said that he was pleased to throw his little mite into the temperance treasury, and he thought, ns a visitor, that if lie could do some- thing for this and other good causes, he was always willing to do so. He would not again have that opportunity of doing so. He was very pleased to see them that evening engaged upon such glorious work. Anything that made people better was worth taking note of. He always admired those who had done much for tempcrance, because, as a rule, they were people who had a de-en conviction on the matter. As a, resident in America, lie could not help comparing Wales with that country. He meant the social con- dition of the people. Public opinion in America on this question was much more enlightened than here. There were no barmaids there only barmen, and he was very pleased to state that he personally only came across two Welshmen who were professional barmen. He urged those present to go forward, as the battle was theirs, because they were on the side of righteousness. -+--+- The members of the I.O.G.T. Lodge meeting at the English Congregational Vestry, Ton, held an open session on Friday evening last. The chief item was a temperance object lesson by Mr. E. R. Wood, Ton. He had several sheets illus- trating the effect of alcohol on the human body. The relative parts of bread, as compared with the stimulus which is sup- posed to be given by drinking port wine and similar liquids, was shown on the charts and explained by Mr. Wood, proving very beneficial to the members of the lodge, who may perhaps know more of the ravages of drink upon families than that technical physiological process which follows alcohol consump- tion. The value of ale, gin and brandy, and their constituent parts, were most appropriately compared with milk, &c., which proved that the former were many degrees, in bone and flesh forming sub- stances, below the latter; and that, although the general opinion that brandy is a heat-giving liquid prevails, its quali- ties in that direction are inferior to the ordnary medicinal prescriptions. The address was full of interest, and Mr. Wood was most warmly thanked for his work.
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Cwmparc. The funeral of Mrs. Humphreys, Cwm- dare, whose death we briefly announced last week, took place on Satiyday last, and was well attended, the interment taking place in Treorchy Cemetery. Deceased was a highly respected inhabi- tant of Cwmparc, and had flourished here since the founding of the village. The Rev. W. Lewis, Park (C.M.), speaking at the graveside, referred eulogistically to' her many matronly virtues. A paragraph in a recent isue of the Leader commenting upon the praise- worthy conduct and presence of mind of a Cwmparc youth in a cycling accident at Porth has given cause for much conjec- ture. Being away ourselves, disporting by the sad sea waves, we were at a loss to identify the. hero, but our subsequent inquiries have proved him to be Mr. Willie Watkins, of Cwmdaro, a young man of such modest temperament that he would willingly be content to remain unhonoured and unsung. Our only excuse for thus obtruding mention of his diffident personality upon the public is the fact that another young man who lives at Pentre, poses as the "hero," and has actually appropriated a reward which the young lady, whose life was so provi- dentially saved, gave in token of grati- tude. The sad news reached Cwmparc on Monday morning of the death of Mr. Thomas Edwards, a highly esteemed Cwmparc resident, who was sojourning I for the benefit of his health at Goodwick, Pern. Mr. Edwards had been away for some months, and some time ago he had a paralytic seizure which almost proved fatal. Dr. Armstrong, his medical prac- titioner, made a special journey to Pem- brokeshire to attend upon him, and for some time his patient made progress. Last week, however, he had ,a relapse, and death removed him in what was I practically the prime of life, for he was very few years past 50. Mr. Edwards removed from Treorchy to Cwmparc some, years ago, for the more convenient pursuit of his duties, his employment being that of an official in the Cwmdare (Ocean) Colliery. It is very gratifying to write in praise of a character like Mr. Edwards, for in all the walks of life he earned the highest esteem of his neigh- bours. Never courting publicity, he was yet in the forefront of every good cause, and his life, though evidencing a sparsity of words, was prolific in good deeds. For many years he was a, valu- able member of Noddfa- Baptist Church, Treorchy, and when he migrated to Cwm- parc he soon won a place high in the. affections of the church at Salem. His death has caused profound regret in the locality, for the departure of a man of his endeared personality leaves a gap difficult to fill. The funeral took place at Goodwick to-day (Thursday). -+--+--+- Now that the winter months are approaching, it is to be hoped that locally some provision will be made for the urgont needs of the young men of the district. In the possible case of there being no evening schools under the Coun- cil, our young men have absolutely no provision for their welfare, either physi- cally or intellectually. If nothing be done, the public-houses will again claim their votaries by the score, for seemingly there will not, for a cycle years be another period of unnatural revival excitement, to sustain -our young fighters against worldly temptations. The reaction has come with a vengeance, ,to judge by the numbers of Sunday drunkards which afflicted one's sense of propriety on Sunday last. -+--+--+- Cwmparc A.F.C. play a final trial match on Saturday next on the Taff Field; kick-off, 4.45 p.m. The following are selected to do duty, the sides being Cwmparc v. NeXit. XIIT. Cwmparc Goal, Harry Jones; backs, W. Jones and Dave Taylor; halves, Mars, Morgan, and Evans-Owen; forwards, Austin Maul, Stedman, Clark, W. Jones and Dick Jones. Next XIII. Goal, Twigg backs, J. Delaney, Felix, and W. H. Jones; halves, Watts, Cook, Talbot, and Glass; forwards. Chislett; R. Walters, George Jones. T. Phillips and Dai Jones.
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Dinas. At the Red Lion Hotel on Saturday last, Mr. E. L. Reece the deputy-coroner, held an inquiry into the cause of death of Mrs. Margaret Ann Beddoe, Concrete Houses, who died very suddenly on the previous Wednesday night. Dr. T. R. Llewellyn, Penygraig, had attended her on several occasions during the past two years. She had been suffering from Bright's disease, which terminated fatally. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the doctor's evidence. We regret to announce the death of Mr. Tom Owen, 38, Cemetery Road, Trealaw, which took place on Tuesday mo-ruing, aftor a verj oljnrt illl<] painful illness. Deceased was highly respected in the locality. He had been a member of Tabernacle Church since its commence- ment. He was always a faithful and diligent worker in the church and Sunday School. He was an excellent reciter of both Welsh and English poetry. About a month ago he was selected, with two others, as deacon of the church he loved so well, and his death will be an incal- culable loss to that body. We deeply sympathise with his widow in her bereavement.
Porth. A grand church parade under the auspices of the R.A.O.B. took place on Sunday. The procession, headed by the Cymmer Brass Band, marched to St. John's Church, where the Vicar conducted the service. A collection was made on the route towards assisting the sufferers from the late Wattstown explosion. -+--+--+- The boards of the Opera House are occupied this week by Messrs. Green and Hinton's company in the drama, When a Man Hates." On Thursday and Friday only, "The Sorrows of Satan" will be performed, and should result, in crowded houses. Mr. F. R. Benson's celebrated Shakespearean company, who are now per- forming at Treherbert, will be at Porth Opera, no use next week. The Rev. John Edwards, of Caersalem Newydd Church, Swansea, has accepted the pastorate of Salem Baptist Church, Porth. -+--+.-+- We regret to announce the death of Mr. Thomas Ash, who died on Monday at his. residence at 21. Eton Road, New- port. Deceased was one time proprietor of the New York Hotel, Porth. The funeral took place on Thursday at Llethr- ddu Cemetery, T'realaw.
Pentre. A meeting was held at the Popular Restaurant, Ystrad Road, on Wednesday evening, the 23rd inst., of the shop assistants of the district, with a view of establishing a branch of the Amalgamated Union of Shop Assistants, Warehousemen and Clerks. The meeting was pi-omotec) at the instigation of Mr. Ladd, outfitter, who is a staunch Trades Unionist; he also was voted to the chair at the meet- ing. and explained in a few remarks the object of the gathering, and urged all present to think of their grievances and make an united effort to get them re- dressed. Mr. Harry Isaac, in a brief address, gave vent, to his feelings to the same effect, and ultimately it was resolved to establish a branch and adjourn the meeting until the 30th inst., so that the canvassers who were, appointed might have sufficient time to do their work thoroughly. On Wednesday evening, the 23rd inst., a very successful entertainment was held at Zion Baptist, Chapel, when the Sunday School scholars took part, in reciting, singing, &c. Selections were given on cornet and gramophone, making the pro- gramme a very interesting one and the evening most enjoyable to all who attended.
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Tonyrefail Oil Monday a new school for boys at Tonyrefail was opened by Mr. J. Blandy Jenkins, chairman of the Glamorgan County Council, and chairman of the Pontyclun group of managers. Other managers present were Revs. D. Davies (Llanharan) and. W. Lloyd (Bryntirion), and Messrs. William Evans, Stephen Evans (Tonyrefail), Rhys Davies (New Mill), Evan John (Llanharan), and W. J. Yeuables (clerk to the group), together with Mr. T. A. Arthur (schoolmaster), Mr. Jacob Rees (architect), and Messrs. Lewis and Davies, Tonyrefail (builders). Mr. Blandy Jenkins said the building reflected great credit on the afuhitect and the builders. It is built in modern style, is fitted with the best appliances, and lighted throughout with electricity sup- plied by the Tonyrefail and Gilfach Goch Electric Light Company, Limited. Coun- cillor Evans also spoke, remarking that Tonyrefail had always been to the fore in educational matters being one of the first places in the county to take advan- tage of the School Board Act of 1870. After the opening ceremony, the managers were entertained at luncheon at the Boar's Head Hotel, by Messrs. William Evans and Stephen Evans. In the near future a treat is to be given to the chil- dren. .+- It is not generally known that Miss M. A. Morris, whom we had the pleasure or congratulating on her splendid suc- cesses at the recent National Eisteddfod at Mountain Ash, is also earning fame as a conductress of mixed choirs. Her Tonyrefail choir secured the trophy of JE5 at Pontyclun on Saturday. August 5th, when the adjudicator passed some very complimentary remarks on the general merits of the choir. It is much to be hoped that the members will all do their very best to emulate their energetic leader, who has set them such a good example in patience, industry and loyalty to every good cause.
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Tonypandy. The popular drama, The Convict's Daughter," is being presented by Mr. Frank Bertram's Company at the Theatre Royal, Tonypandy, each evening this week, and we notice that The Biggest Scamp on Earth" is coming to this theatre next Monday.
Porthcawl Lady's Will. Legacies to the Welsh Methodists. Probate has been granted of the will of the late Mrs. Margaret Edwards, daughter of the late Rev. William Evans, of Tonyrefail, the executors being the Rev. D. M. Phillips, Tylorstown, Mr. T. James, Porthcawl, and Mr. Idwal James. The gross amount is £ 1,054. Mrs. Edwards left several legacies to relatives and the executors, and to the Welsh Cal- vinistio Methodist Association a sum of £ '000 Uj Cm in i ,,u ouiiuiarsliips ol equal amounts, to be known as the Evans Tonyrefail Scholarships. The residue of the estate goes to the Forward Movement Fund, excepting a legacy to, the British and Foreign Bible Society. Each of the legacies to take effect after the death of the daughter and grand-daughter.
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Cardiff School Struck by Light- ning. Children's Panic. Scenes of panic occurred at Lausdo^ Road School, Cardiff, on Tuesday, in( sequence of the building being struck lightning. The headmaster, Mr. erÝ Smith, describes the noise made as v of like the firing of a cannon." A sceI^o1jt confusion followed. The children, 400 in all, who were engaged in lessons, shrieked with terror, and ia,rS Mr. Smith entered the room the sC rffbe were running about panic-stricken. Dvd roof of the building had been struck, a large quantity of soot and brick down the chimney. guc- The headmasters and teachers ceeded in controlling the el,ildrelli plat were marched out into a shed f grou*d without any casualty. Mea a rumour had spread in the t°w children had been killed and inj11,1 'gr&K parents rushed to the school ,in±0 fin alarm. They were soon relieved_ that the worst had not happene • gjjjitj* "After the first alarm," MJ ■ >j afterwards stated" the children to tj1. admirably, and I attribute this fact that they go through fire-^v soor teaches them to be prelHN- for genoies,"