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PONTYCYMMER. Musical Success.—Miss Sarah Jane Davies, daughter of Mr. and Mis John Davies, of Illtyd House, has secured the following certi- ficates, viz. Trinity Cohege of Music, Incor- porated Society of Musicians, two from the Associated Board of K.A^vi., and two from the Associated Board of R.C.M., and has re- cently passed another examination, making a total of seven successes. Ffaldau Institute.—The anniul sale of newspapers and magazines took pace at the Ffaldau Workmen's Institute on Monday evening. The sale was conducted by Mr- T. J. Watkins. The new wing of the insti- tute is practically completed. Tie addi- tions include a spacious room to tontain 4 large billiard tables, and will, whtn com- pleted and furnished, have cost <lose on £ 2.000. Co-Operative Stores.—The quartery meet- ing was held at the Institute on Monlay eve- ning, the president (Mr. W. Garfield, presid- ing. There was a good attendance f mem- bers. The balance sheet showed a lrge in- crease of trade over the corTeslmding quarter, the sales totalling to,063, nclud- ing the Aberkenfig branch. It was >ecided to pay a dividend of 2s. 6d. in the £ ,vith 5 per cent. on share capital. Noddfa Young People's Society.—Oi Tues- day evening Mr. Saunders conducted oon- secration meeting in connection witl the above society. Mr. Wm. Rees gave II in- teresting paper on "Past Worthies of -jdclfa Church," and to those who were privile3d to have known those worthies the recita was most refreshing. Mr. Wm. Thomas fnt-y- gog, followed with a paper on The Leader- ship of the Spirit," a subject which he treated in a really spiritual manner. Irs. Henry Rees followed with an excellent pper on The Consecrated Life." Messrs. -hii Phillips, William Thomas, and Jereiah Morgan supported the papers. I Quarterly Meetings.—Highly succeed quarterly meetings were held on Sundayin connection with Salim Sunday Sch,l. Owing to the increase in the number of ciili- rea attending this school, the vestry is 1- most inadequate. Mrs. W. Stone niaKes i ideal superintendent. The evening serYi) was presided over by Mr. A. Hawkins. 31 .Oliver S. Morgan, A.L.C.M., manipulate the organ in fine style, and recitations we) o-iven by the following:—W Evans, M. 1 Evans. M. A. Thomas, E. J-,ties, E. Edwardt I "I B. Davies, J. Bo wen, O. Richards, Davies, M. A. Jones, L. J. Richards, and E Jones. Solos were well rendered by M-rs, Daniels, Mrs. Davies. Messrs. J. Davies and D. Lewis. Misses Blodwen Rees and Mai\ Lewis gave a duet w .th excellent taste, ami the juvenile choir sang beautifully under the leadership of Mr. John Davies. Quarterly Meetings.—The quarterly irsis in connection with Zion Sunday School took place on Sunday afternoon and even- ing As usual good programmes had been arranged. a:ul the various items were con- tr ihiiteci i i1 such a way as to reflect great credit on the scholars, especially the younger contingent, who did their work admirably. At the afternoon service, a WJ w.„ nassed with the superintendent, Mi. w. TnvcT^ho was indisposed through a slight Occident. A pleasing feature at the even- service was the presentation of books to thf young ladies who had taken charge of the Sunday School Savings Bank during 1906. The services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. Revnolds, whilst- the sup<-rmten- den, t's chair was occupied by Mr. W. rWas. Mrs. Reynolds, Miss C. Howells and Master F. Hills presided at the piano, and Mr. J. Tid wards led the singing. South Wales Women's Temperance Lmon. Another happy evening was spent untiei the auspices of the above union at Bo the. Yestrv on Frkiay, presided over by Miss A. Thomas. The meeting was introduced by Mrs. Davies. An exceedingly gwod recita- tion was given by Miss Ethel Bowen. f lowed by a fine contralto solo In Mis. Thomas. A paper on temperance was rea by Mrs. B. Jones. Mrs Uphill and Miss Bo wen sang a duet in a splendid manner. A recitation followed by Miss Biodwen Garfield Lad a solo was very sweetly sung by Miss Hill Several ladies spoke, and it is very gratifying to know that the society is in- creasing. Miss Maggie Lewis sang at the close, and new members were em oiled. A resolution was passed disapproving of the polling station for the voting next Monday I -h aki .1 Je the Ocnnore and Gilfach undertakings, and the secretary was instructed to forward a copy of the resolution to the chairman of the District Council.

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- OGMORE VALE.

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