NANTYMOEL. Eisteddfod Success.—Master George Owen, LIanliarran-terrace, Nantymoel, who scored another triumph at the Maesteg Eisteddfod on Saturday, when he secured first prize in the children's solo competition1, promises to have a very bright musical career in front of him,. He possesses a voice of exceptional quality. Pianist's Success.—Miss Annie Watkins, Brookland-terrace, Nantymoel, who is a pupil of Mr. W. Leyshon, Bridgend, won the open pianoforte solo at Maesteg on Saturday. Mise Watkins, who is yet only in her early teens, has quite a remarkable list of successes for one so young. Her proficiency must be highly complimentary to her and her teacher. Cvvrddau Mawr.—The half-yearly preaching services in connection with Saron Welsh Bap- tist Church were held on Sunday and Mon- day, when the Rev. W. T. Francis, Aberduar, Carmarthenshire, preached very effective and eloquent sermons to crowded and appreciative congregations. The singing of the choir, ably conducted1 by Mr. David Bowen, was very pleasing. Miss Rachel, Thomas efficiently presided at the organ. Collections were made towards the building fund. Harvest Thanksgiving.—Very successful harvest thanksgiving services were held at Mouiit Zion English Congregational Church, Nantymoel. The sacred edifice had been nicely and tastefully decorated, and very im- pressive and stirring addresses were given by the Rev. W. J. Bryant, the esteemed nastor of the Church. On Monday evening a suc- cessful musical service was given after which a sale of the products was effected, much to the benefit of the church's exchequer. District Council.—For the next District Council election'of the Nantymoel Ward, Mr. Howell Lewis, Pembroke-terrace, Nantymoel, has been nominated by the Ocean Western Colliery Lodge; Mr. J. T. Williams, check- weigher, Wyndham Collieries, by the Wynd- hom Lodge, and Mr. Worth v Boobyer by the local branch of Shop Assistants' Union. These names will be submitted to the local Trades and Labour Council, and subsequently to a mass. meeting of workmen, who. will select from the above. The Late Mr. Edwin Morgan.—Among the list of mourners in our report of the funeral of Mr. Edwin Morgan, overman, Ocean Col- liery, Nantymoel, published in, our last week's issue, the following should have been included —Mr. and Mrs. Llewellyn Morgan, Ystrad; Mr. and Mrs. M. Rees, Bryncethin; Mr. T. Morgan, Oarnelly; -Air. J. Griffiths, Gilfach; Mr. and Mrs. H. Worthy, O.^more Vale Mr. J. Watkins, Caerau Mr. W. Morgan, Glyn- ogtvr; Mr. T. Griffiths. Pencoed; Mr. M. Morgan, Llanharran Mr. LI. Richards, Pen- coed. Children's Treat.-Last Saturday evening, members of the Juvenile Rechabite Tent held at GIIead Vestry, were given their annual treat, which was catered oy Mr. Yorwerth David. The following ladies assisted at the tabled—Mrs. Scourfiekl, Mrs. R. J. Lord, Mrs. G. Lord, Mrs. J. W. Jones, Mrs. Henry Edwards, Mrs. Jenkins. with the Misses Jones, R. Jenkins, L. Williams, and E. Pic- ton. Messrs. Evan Morris, H. Edwards, Tom Jenkins, and John Jones, the energetic sec- retary (on whom, in particular, the flourish- ing condition of the Tents reflects great credit) rendered yeoman service towards the success of the happy function. A stimulating inducement to join this society is that all juveniles on being transferred to the adult Tent are exempted from payment for the nvst six months. PRETTY WEDDING. The nuptials of Mr. David Jones, chief clerk of the Co-operative Society, Nantymoel, and Miss Ann Jane Jones, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs David Jones, Vale View, Nanty- >noe.iv were solemnised at Saron Welsh Bap- tist Church, Nantymoel. on Tuesday morn- ing. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. John Hughes, pastor of Saron, assisted by the Rev. W. T. Francis, Aberduar. The bride, who was given away by her father, was charmingly attired, and the bridesmaids were Misses Lizzie and Claudia Jones, sisters of the bride, and Miss M. E. Davies, Llanelly, cousin of the bride. The bridegroom was attended by Mr. Phil Thomas, Aberdare, as best man. The proceedings at the church were witnessed by a large congregation, who, as the bridal party were leaving, showered them with confetti. A reception was after- wards given at the residence of the bride's parents. The good wishes of a large number of friends were represented by a very numer- ous array of beautiful gifts appropriate to the occasion. The happy pair subsequently drove to Bridgend, en route for the Mumbles, where the first portion of the honeymoon was spent. List of presents: -Mother of bride, household linen; father of bride, Bible: mother and father of bridegroom, handsome clock; Rev. and Mrs. Morris, Rhayader, Eiderdown quilt and table cover; Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Roberts, Abernant, silver-mounted porcelain tray; Master J. T. Roberts, silver oread fork; Mrs. Jones (grandmother of bride), Abernant, handsome quilt; Masters William John and James Lloyd Jones, Bryn Goleu, tea set; Miss Lizzie Jones, set of jugs: Miss Claudia Jones, bedroom pictures; Mr. and Mrs. Gomer Wil- liame, Commercial-street, flower pot and stand and glass dishes; Master Islwyn Wil- liams, table mats and candlesticks; Mr. and Mrs. James Lloyd James, Vale View-terrace, tea, dessert, and fruit spoons Miss Aunie and Master Clifford James, cushion; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jones, Vale View-terrace, half- dozen table knives and bronzes; Mrs. Vaughan, Llanharran-terrace, linen table- cloth; Mr. and Mis. Edwin Harris, Dinam- terrace, brass fire irons; Mr. Isaac Jonies, Station-road, photo, frames: Mr. and Mrs. J. Rees, half set of tea cups and saucers; Miss Agnes Morgan, Blaengarw. cake dish and d'oyleys; Mr. and Mrs. Enoch, Co-operative Stores, silver-mounted biscuit barrel; Mrs. Williams, Commercial-street, teapot; Mrs. Wood, Forest House, cheese stand; Miss Bessie Watkins, Forest House, pair fancy plates; Mrs. David Griffiths, glass dishes; Mrs. Elms, cream jug and sugar basin; Miss Lizzie Jane Lloyd. Bethel Cottage, half-doz. silver tea spoons; Mrs. Thomas, Nantymoel- row, flower pot; Mis. Lloyd, Ivy Cottage, rolling-pin and poacher; Miss Annie M. Jones, Vale View-terrace, cream jug and sugar basin; Miss Maggie Jones, half-doz., bread and butter plates Masters Tommy and Walter Jones, half-boz. tea cups and saucers; Miss Ethel Jones, shovel; Mr. Evan James, Commercial-street, silver clock and silver jelly dish; Master James Lloyd James, Ivy Cot- tage, pair of ornaments; Mrs. Catherine Ann James, pair ornaments Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Jones, Osborn-terrace, silver cruet stand; Misses Gwen and Jane Jones, cheese stand; Master William M. Jones, breakfast cruet; Mr. and Mrs. Gwilym Jones, Brynhyfryd, eh ina clock and ornaments; Mr. and Mrs. Richards, Newtown, silver salt cellars; Miss Mary Esther Davies, Llanelly, 1 doz tea spoons and ornaments; Mr. and Mrs. Evan Griffiths, Compton, House, household brushes; Mr. J. Thomas, silver butter dish and knife; Mrs Evans, bread tray and fruit dish Mr and Mis. Henry Jones, silver cake basket; Miss Thomas, Exchange, silver-mounted procelain biscuit barrel; Mr. and Mrs Gwilym Thomas', Cadogan-terrace, silver-mounted oak salad bowl; Mrs. Parry, Vale View-terrace, silver- mounted flower vases; IMrs. Evans, Beehive, tablecloth; Friend, Beehive, cheesestand; Mrs. Richards, Llewellyn-street, half-dozen dinner plates; Mrs. Jacob, Vale View-ter- race, teapot, stand, and water jug; Mrs. Richards, Vale View-terraCf, cake stand; Mr. Evans, Vale View-terrace, tablecloth; Mrs. Evans, saucepans; Mrs. James, Vale View- terrace, half-doz cups and saucers and plates; Reta May, moustache cup; Mr. Phil Thomas, Aberdare, tapestry table cloth- Mr. Caradog R. Jones, Co-operative Stores, steel and brass fender: Mr. Walter Jones, Ebbw Vale, two table cloths; Mr. and Mrs1. Daniel Davies, Hansworth, Birmingham, drawn thread and cruel work table centre; Miss Pattie Williams, Llewellyn-street, hand- painted plates; Mrs. Richards, Dinam-street, toilet set; Miss Myfanwy Richards, sideboard cover; etc., etc.
GILFACH GOCH. Bryn Seion ChapeL-On Wednesday even- ing last week, at the above el)apel, a temper- ance meeting was held, Rev. — Owen, pastor of Hope Presbyterian Church, occupying the chair. The, speakers were Mr. J. Clement, S'bewen, an old acquaintance of Gilfach Goch, and Rev. D. Bassett, Penypork, Cardigan- shire. Both delivered powerful addressees. A vote of thanks' was accorded the on the proposition, of Mr. Owen, seconded by Rev. J. C. Evans, Bryn Seion.
Onl a man being fined at Willesden on Mon- day for gambling, it was stated that three others with him escaped by swimming across the Brent.
OSMOSE AND GARW COUNCIL. THE ESTIMATE: STATIONARY RATE. A meeting of the Ogmore and Garw Coun- cil was held on Monday, Mr. Evan David, J.P., presiding. There were also present: Messrs. T. C. Jones, D. Thomas, Evan Griffiths, J. Canniff, T. M. Jones, T. W. I' Job, Jenkin Phillips, Jacob Edwards, W. Davies, W. J. Morgan, and Alderman W. Llewellyn, with the deputy clerk (Mr. D. T. ( Williams), the surveyor (Mr. Dawkin Wil- liams), and other officials. GARDEN CITIES. The Clerk read a letter inviting a deputa- tion to attend a conference of the Garden City Association at the Guildhall, London, on I October 25th. Mr. T. W. Job: I move that we send the Chairman and Surveyor; it would be very instructive. The Clerk: T am afraid we cannot pay their expenses. Mr. Job Is it not within our power? The Clerk: No. Mr. Job I would not wish to send them up at their own expense, (juausditer.) There was no seconder to the motion, which fell through. GAS COMPANY'S CLAIM. A letter was read from the Garw Gas Com- pany with respect to a claim they had made for £70 compensation for damage to their mains during the carrying out of the sewer- age contract. The Clerk said it was part of the Council's arrangement with the trustee in bankruptcy of the contractors that they should pay this claim. Mr. T. C. Jones: Have we admitted lia- bility? The Clerk: We have not admitted liability, but we made the claim against the contrac- tors. On the suggestion of Mr. Canniff it was re- solved to further discuss the matter in com- mittee. DANGEROUS FOOTPATH. A letter was read from the clerk to LIan- gynwyd Lower Parish Council, calling atten- tion to the dangerous condition of a foot- path leading from Brynmenin-road through fields towards the Rectory of Bettws. The condition of the footpath was very incon- venient to the public, and a number of work- men lost time in going to and from their work by another route. The matter was referred to the Surveyor. GILFACH BRIDGE. With regard to the letter read at the last meeting from the clerk to the County Council stating that body were willing to make a nominal contribution with a. view of carrying out the work, provided' the Local Government Board sanctioned the arrangement, Mr. Can- niff now proposed that Messrs. S. T. Evans, K.C., M.P., W. Abraham, M.P.. and W. Brace. M.P., be. asked to bring influence to bear upon the Local Government Board. The Clerk Mr. Franklen's letter was really intended, as I understood it. to deal with the legality or propriety of our proposal, and I think it would be hardly a. correct, thing to try and bring influence to bear upon them to, give that opinion our way. Mr. Canniff thought the Council were soliciting advice from the Board on a matter of policy, not legality. After seme discussion, it was decided to write Mr. S. T. Evans and Mr. W. Abraham an the subject. FOOTBALL. A deputation from the Pontycymmer Foot- ball Club was expected to wait upon the Council and urge the provision of a recrea- tion ground for the Garw Valley. Mr. W. lJavid said some members of the Football Club had asked him to say they could not attend that meeting. They would be present at the next meeting. ANOTHER CLAIM. In, regard to the claim of E4 10s. by Mr. D. G. Jones, of the Blaengarw Institute, for compensation for damages alleged to be due to sewering work, the clerk had been asked for legal advice. The Clerk said apparently the flooding of the Premises took place through ground being disturbed by sewerage operations. As between the claimant and the Council, it would appear they were liable, and as between the contractors and the Coun- cil the contractors were liable. The Chairman moved that £1 10s. be offered without prejudice, and this was can ried. REVISION OF BYE-LAWS. The Surveyor reported that he submitted a report oil. this subject, but only one member attended—Mr. Job. The Chairman Well, I could not attend. Mr. Job: No one said who was' absent. (Laughter.) The Chairman It was a committee of the whole Council. Mr. T. C. Jones: Where were the nine- teen ? POSTAL FACILITIES. The Chairman reported that a deputation of the Council waited upon the postmaster at Bridgend to apply for improved postal facili- ties at Blaenogwy, and telegraph and tele- phone facilities at Evanstown, and he pro- mised to do what he could to forward their wishes. THE ESTIMATE. The estimate of expenditure for the en- suing half-year, which had been prepared at a special meeting, amounted to jEll,482 12s. od., including scavenging and general haul- age, £ 600; lighting and repairs, £ 775; team labour in suburban districts, £ 400; carriage roads and improvements. £ 950; street works, £ 450; salaries, £ 706; contingencies, £ 300; road fencing, £ 230; Smallpox Hospital pre- cept, £ 450; repairs to Llangeinor Bridge, £ 118 15s; ditto to Commercial Bridge, Ogmore Vale, £ 223 10s.; estimated costs of light and water Parliamentary Bills of 1906 and 1907, £ 831; loans repayment and interest, £ 2,148; and surplus for working balance, £ 1,000. In moving the adoption of the estimate, Mr. Canniff said there was an increase in the anticipated expenditure, which was, however, largely unavoidable. It was made up of the Smallpox Hospital precept, repairs to bridges at Llangeinor and Ogmore Vale, and team labour. Notwithstanding this increase, how- ever, they were able to keep the rate down to 2s. A decrease had been hoped for, but 't had been found impossible to cut the esti- mate down and still maintain efficiency. The motion, was carried'. OLD SCHOOL HOUSE, BLAGKMILL. At a special meeting of the Council, it was resolved to accede to the request of the Chair- man of the County Council to give up the Old School House without notice in order that it might be used as a school, subject to Mr. Blandy Jenkins granting another convenient site for a depot. OGMORE SEWERAGE COMMITTEE. This committee reported that at a meeting on October 7th, the specification of the Og- more Sewer extension was considered. The committee made the following recommenda- tions:—That that portion of paragraph 2 of the specification which refers to excavation in rocky ground be retained; that when blasting work is to be done it must be done upon written instruction given by the en- gineer before commencing, the measure- I ment system to be adopted for excavation in rocky ground only; that the committee I having considered the specification' in respect of rocky ground, recommend the Council to vary the recommendation given at the last meeting with regard to rook. Where it 's found that blasting has to be done, the work to be paid for at the scheduled price; that the scheduled price list be retained; that the I further consideration of the' specification, etc., be referred to a sub-committee compris- ing Messrs. J. Canniff, T. Lucas, T. W. Job, W. Thomas and Jenkin Phillips, to report to this committee. OGMORE BATHS. The Ogmore Baths Committee recom- mended that the Surveyor prepare a plan of a plain, serviceable bath for the Ogmore Valley, and ascertain the rateable value of Tynewydd and Nantymoel Wards, in order to make a rate for the purpose, payable only by parties residing there, and submit esti- mate to the next meeting of the committee. The report was adopted, on the motion of Alderman Llewellyn, seconded by Mr Canniff. CONDOLENCE. Mr. Canniff moved a vote <;f condolence with Mr. Thomas Williams, a member of the Council, in the death of his Bther. The motion was seconded1 by the Chairman and carried in silence.
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PENNILLION I Alan Clydwyn Thomas, mab"|Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas, 23, CadwganJSoreefc, Nanty- moel. 0! Clydwyn, prydferfch febyn, Wyt dalp o barddweh gwyn, Dy fam sy'n ffoli arnab, Pa ryfedd ydyw hyn, Sylldremia i dy lygaid, Cusanu wna dy rudd, Gofyna iddo ei hunan, Fy macbgen, both a fydd ? Cyflwynwyd ef trwy fedydd Yn Soar Nant y Mo'l, A'r gweinidog ddywedodd wrbhi «• I Dduw, rboweb ef yn nol." Gwnaeth hithau benderfyniad, Y gwnai tra par*i dydd, Ond sibrwd mae'r gofyniad, Fy macbgen, beth a fydd ? Fe ddichon mae cenhadwr Yn India, neu Ceylon, Neu China eang, boblog, Fel Dr. Griffith John, Nen Gladstone o wleidyddwr, I ni, mae byn yn nghudd, Na feuir hi am holi, Fy machgen, beth a fydd ? Neo dichon mai pregethwr Rbwng bryniau Cymry dlos, Fydd Alan Clydwyn Thomas Yn dweyd am Grist a'i Gro's, Yn yBgwyd y byrfaoedd, Dwyn caethion fyrdd yn rbydd, Naturiol iawn yw holi, Fy macbgen, beth a fydd ? Rbieni gweddiwch lawer Ar iddo fod yn dda, Rhagora hyn ar gyfoeth Y Cread oil, pe ca, Rhowch iddo tiampl deilwng, A meddwcb gyflawn ffydd, Does neb ond Duw all atteb, Y cwesfciwn, beth a fydd ? AFANYDD MORGAN. ME
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BLAENGARW Pianoforte.—The solo in the juvenile piano- forte competition at Pontycymmer Eisteddfod was won by Master Willie Griffiths, son. of Mr. Evan Griffiths, cashier of the Interna- tional Collieries. Success.-The numerous mends of Mr. William John, late of Brynuedw, Blaengarw, will be pleased to liear from across the water that he has passed his c,ertitica,te, examina- tion as mining engineer. r*ew men, if any, were more popular at Blaengarw than jxr. John, and his success will be gratifying to all. Lecture.—On Monday night Dr. W. Morris, Treorky, delivered a lecture at the Work- men's Institute on the subject School' of Life." The proceeds were given to Mr. Mat- thew Baker, who has been unable through illness to earn a livelihood for some time. The. lecture was not well attended, on account of clashing with many events in the immedi- ate neighbourhood still, a large number of tickets had been disposed of. Mission.—The Garw Free Church Council commenced their mission on Monday night at Trinity Chapel, and the services were con- tinued' on Tuesday and Wednesday evening, at the same building. The missioner was the Rev. Ambrose Williams., Port Talbot. The three following nights in the week ser- vices were held at St. Paul's Primitive Metho- dist Chapel, Pbntycymmer. The meetings were in English, and next week they will be in Welsh. Harvest Festival.—Sunday ajid Monday were set apart at St. James's Church for the harvest festival. The church was beautifully -decorated with corn, flowers, fruit, and vege- tables. The following assisted' in the work of decoration —Mesdames Pluiiinici-, War den, Morris, 0. Griffiths, Misses J. Griffiths, J. Gummer, Messrs. W. Griffiths, English, G. Vaughait, W. Rosser, E. Priddle, and J. A. Williams. The preacher on Sunday was the Rev. T. J. Richards, D.D., Canton, Cnr- diff, whose discourses were a source of pleasure to large congregations. The sinking was con- -ducted by Mr. W. Plummer, who also dis- charged the duties of organist. The anthem, "Ye shall dwell in the land," was rendered with fine taste. The preacher on Monday night was the Rev. Richard David, B.A., "Vicar of Treharris, when the building was filled- to its utmost capacity. Dangers of the Safety Lamn.This was the subject of a lecture delivered at Nanthir Council School on, Tuesday evening by Mr. -Henry Davies, County Council lecturer on mining. The chair was occupied by Coun- cillor Evans David, J.P., there being a fairly representative audience, including several colliery managers and other officials. The lecture was highly interestmg and helpful to colliers who are accustomed to use safety lamps in their daily occupation. Mr. Davies spoke of the inventions ano improvements in lamps in modern times, as well as the old methods by which the darkness of under- ground was to some extent relieved. The Davy lamp at present used in many large col- lieries was, in his opinion, unsafe under cer- tain circumstances. This lamp would not show less than 2 per cent. of fire-damp, and 1 per cent, of fire-damp with fine dry coal -dust was sufficient to cause an explosion. It was not fair to give a man a safety lamp that did not show 1 per cent. when he made his examination. But a Davy lamp in the "hands of good, experienced, conscientious offi- cials was better than the new-fangled one. in -the, hands of inexperienced men. The Clanny lamp was the most deceptive of lamps. An explosion could occur from this lamp with- out its being in the slightest degree damaged. The speaker invited the workmen to join the mining class. He was accorded a hearty vote of thanks. I
PONTYCYMMER. Concert.—A report of the professional con- cert held on Wednesday night at the P'ublic- hall, under the auspices of Zion English Bap- tist Church, has been held over till next week. Presentation.—On Tuesday evening, Mr. Eli Harding, Pantygog, was presented with .a Bible at Zion Church on the occasion of his -departure for the States. Several members expressed the good wishes of the church in his new sphere of labour. Mr. Harding left Pontycymmer on Wednesday morning. Funeral.-On Monday the mortal remains -of an old inhabitant, Mr. John Hughes, of High-street, were laid to rest at Pontycym- mer Cemetery. Deceased was one of the pioneers of the Primitive Methodist cause in the valley. He was of a quiet disposition, and well respected by all. There was a large ,concourse of friends at the funeral. Revival Services.—The Salvation Army Corps at Pontycymmer has just concluded sp-ecial revival services, a visit being paid by Staff-Captain Humphreys and Staff-Captain Jack Russell. The latter always receives a cordial welcome, for the old colliers of the valley look upon him as one of themselves. The meetings throughout were largely at- I fended and full of enthusiasm. RECOGNITION SERVICES. Anniversary services were held at the Eng- lish Congregational Chapel on Sunday, when xsermons were preached to large congregations by the Rev. John James, secretary of the Bristol Branch of the Congregational Union. The recognition service 01 itio Rev. D. D. Evans, Brostol, to the pastorate of the church took place on Monday night, there being a fairly good congregation. The chair was*oc- cupied by Dr. E. J. Parry. Mr. Morgan Hughes gave a lengthy report upon the work of the church during the last 18 months, and spoke of the good feeling that prompted the. church to give a call to Mr. Evans. When the church voted upon the question there were 86 present; 84 voted in favour of giving Mr. Evans a. call, 1 against, and 1 neutral. There was no wire-pulling about the ballot. What the church now prayed for was that the same kindly feeling would prevail and in- crease in the church. There were some friends present from Bristol, and he hoped: that what Bristol had lost, Pontycymmer would gain. Mr. Evans went from Wales; he was only coining back 10() his mother coun- try. Mr. Fred Day. another deacon of the church, was called upon' to extend the hand -of fellowship «nd> welcome to the new pastor. His duty. he said, was one of pleasure. He, felt the Congregational Church was most for- tunate in being so unanimous in their choice of a pastor. It had impressed him that Mr. Evans was filled with the spirit of the Master. He felt that the pleasurable duty he had to perform was only what every member of the church wouldi be glad of. He extended a hand of welcome to their new pastor. Mr. Evans thanked them all for their ex- pression of love and for their extreme, kindli- ness. He was there he knew not why. It was true that the soldier was not to ask why of the general. It was his duty to do. It was the same in his case: he knew not why he went to Bristol, and he knew not why he was coming to Pontycymmer. Mr. Wiltshire, a. deacon of Mr. Evans's h> te church in Bristol, bore hilih testimony to the sterling qualities of the preacher. Mr. Evans -was an all-round good man—-in the deacons' meeting, in the prayer meeting, in the pulpit, in the Band of Hope, in the "Christian En-. deavour. They loved him in Bristol, out notwithstanding all, he had left them, which was an ample proof that it was possible to love and leave. Another deacon from Bristol, Mr. Weeks, also corroborated the testimony of the previ- ous speaker. He had been connected with the church in Bristol since his boyhood, and had sat under five different ministers, each succeeding minister being a little better, but he doubted very much whether it was possible to find a better than their late pastor. He was a deeply spiritual man, who preached only what he believed, and his preaching had J great effect in Bristol. He was a thoroughly good organiser he had a knack of sustaining great effect in Bristol. He was a thoroughly good organiser he had a knack of sustaining the various organisations in the church in a good spirit. Mrs. Evans was also a hard worker in the church, oftentimes taking upon herself more than her constitution- would allow. He hoped they would persuade her to be more reasonable in her efforts. The Rev. John James knew Mr E-vans when he was a student 20 years ago, and could sup- port to the uttermost all that had been said. He was a man of thought. If they were to get the true friendship of Mr. Evans, the church must give their friendship to him. Mr. Evans had a genius for friendship. They could easily see his geniality and affa- bility by looking at him. If they wanted to get the best out of him, they must give him their best support. The Rev. J. Hughes, Blaengarw, welcomed Mr. Evans into their midst; he would find plenty of work to do in the valley. The Rev. W. Reynolds, Pontycymmer, also extended a warm welcome to the new minis- ter. He exhorted the church not to expect too much from Mr. E'vans. They must not expect him to do exactly the same as their late: pastor; let him be himself. The Rev. D. Hughe?. Tabernacle, also ex- tended the hand of welcome to Mr. Evans. He should do his utmost to make Mr. Evans "s happy and comfortable as possible in their midst.
OGMORE VALE. I.L.P.—During the week an I.L.P. meeting was held at the Workmen's-hall. On Tues- day evening, Mr. G. H. Bibbings, B.A., South Wales I.L.P. organiser, addressed a good audience. Sympathy.—The large circle of friends of Dr. R. A. Williams, J.P., will be sorry to learn that the popular doctor has been very seriously ill, but will be pleased to know that he is now well on the way to improvement and recovery. Constitutional Club.—The first of a series of political concerts took place at the above club on Saturday last, when Mr. W. Powell, Cardiff, occupied the chair. The principal feature of the evening was an excellent ad- dress on The Fallacy of Socialism," by Mr. John Littlejohns, Pbntypridd. The speaker dealt very lucidly with his topic. Ballot.—Since the demise of Mr. Tom Davies, miners' agent, no successor has been appointed, and the enormous work of the agency has devolved upon' the District Execu- tive and the secretary, Mr. Tom Lucas. This has entailed much labour, and the District Executive has now decided to take a ballot of the affiliatoooollieries in both valleys on the question whether they are in favour of appointing another miners' agent. Congratulations.—The heartiest congratu- lations were showered on Mr. W. H. Capel and his Juvenile Choir on Saturday when the news became known that they had been awar- ded half the prize at Pyle Eisteddfod. This is a very young choir, and no doubt further musical honour await them. Miss Ceinwen Kinsey also carried' away the prize for the violin solo, which reflects much praise upon her tutor, Professor Gomer Jones. Special Services.—The half-yearly services in connection with Hermon C.M. Church were held on Saturday evening and Sunday and were well attended throughout. The special preacher for the occasion was Rev. Thomas Jones, Rosslyn, Wrexham, whose excellent practical sermons were highly appreciated. The singing was under the conduetorship of Mr. Jeremiah Lewis, A.C., and Mrs. Morgan presided at the organ in her usual manner. Collections towards the chapel fund were made at the close of each service. Obituary.—On Saturday morning last there passed away Mrs. Mary Evans, relict of the late Mr. William Evans, High-street, after a long and trying illness. The deceased had been a resident of the valley for years, and: was a well known figure in her capacity as nurse. She was a most generous hearted and lovable person and her death will be sorely missed by many. She leaves a grown up family of married sons and daughters to mourn her loss. The funeral took place on Wednesday at Llansantffraid and was very largely attended. The Rev. J. G. Jones, Bethania, officiated. Election.—The various lodges affiliated to the Trades and Labour Council have lately been actively engaged in nominating candi- date for the next District Council Elec- tion. The two lodges really interested in the ward are the Aber Lodge and Wyndham Lodge, and we understand that both have de- cided to run; a, Federation candidate. The latter lodge has nominated Mr. D. J. Thomas, their own secretary, who unsuccessfully con- tested the seat last year, but the Aber Lodge has still to nominate. The retiring Coun- cillors are Alderman W. Llewellyn, J.P., and Mr. T. W. Job, both of whom will probably seek re-election. Bachelors' Tea.—On Wednesday night a very successful bachelors' tea was organised at the Workmen's-hall uncter the auspices of the Miniature Rifle Club, the proceeds of which are to be devoted to the cost of provid- ing the new out-door range proposed to be erected shortly. Upwards of 200 sat down to the tables which had been tastefully laid by Mr. Harry Mackney, and which were ably presided over by Messrs. D. J. Evans, Wat. .sl j inlo"s Moss, R. Foulkes, assisted by Messrs. J. Moss, R. Ree, J. W. Chappell, A. Davies, and H. Gregory. A very interesting item of the evening's programme was a Limerick Compe- tition, which resulted in Oliver Hart I and securing the prize. The M.C. duties for the evening were successfully discharged by Mr. Josiah Clarke, High-street.
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I have made (writes a Wimborne corres- pondent) special inquiries at Canford Manor respecting Lord Wimborne's condition. Lady Wimborne is greatly annoyed at the rumours which have been circulated, and informs me that his Lorship's health is fairly satis- factory, and not such as to require the publication of bulletins.
HINTS FOR THE HOME. PRESERVING OXE'S YOUTH. The woman who desires a nice skin and. clear complexion must be just as careful of the food she eats as she is of the clothes she wears. Errors of diet often produce stoutness and thinness, und a sallow skin with pimples may come from the jnnie cause. The substitution of milk and ectn:: for tea, coffee, and alcoholic drinks, ni;;l light, easily digested food, avoiding riclily-epfeed i and highly-seasoned dishes. Fresh air and exercise will do much towards promoting a clear skin and preserving one's youth. If a woman will properly care for the health of her body and mind she may avoid growing old. To the woman who, by right thoughts and correct living, ha« preserved an attractive serenity of countenance, old age has no terrors. We must try io keep young in our hearts. In this way we sliaU be counted young. SLEEP. There is not much amiss with a child who I sleeps in an easy, graceful attitude, lying on its side, breathing gently and regularly from its abdomen. Should the little one, how- ever, lie with its head thrown back and its mouth wide open, it is a pretty sure sign that, the tonsils are enlarged, and need at- tending to. If the heart or lungs are affected, two pillows will often be needed be- fore the child can sleep easily; and a rickety baby persistently kicks all the bedclothes off, even in cold ^eaiher. Therefore, watch care- fully what attitudes the children assume while asleep. I WILL YOU NOTE That absence of occupation is not rest. That late hours are a frequent cause of the appearance of premature wrinkles. That you cannot expect admiration if you never take any trouble to deserve it. That if you really care for a person you will not say unkind things to or of them. That personal remarks are seldom in good aste. That your children will not lows you a bit less for your firmness in saying "No" at tha right moment. That when you meet a friend and say "How ill you are looking!" it is by no means paying a compliment. That your wife's temper, whether good or bad. is often a reflection of your own. That if we took the trouble occasionally to "count our mercies" most of us would "find that we have more to be thankful for than to grumble at. TO RENOVATE SHIRTS. < One often finds that laundered shirts soon wear at the cuffs while other parts are quite good. The following plan will give any shirt a new lease of life: Take white tape, half an inch in width, and tack it carefully on right side of cuff so as to include all worn edges. Stitch this with machine, turn over to left side. shewing as little of tape at the edge as possible, tuck down, and machine-stitch. If neatly turned and corners attended to nicely, this makes a tidy, firm edge. Again, the fronts of. a shirt can h-j strengthened by stitching tape on under edge with two rows of fine -stitching, one at very edge of front, and cue further in. This never shews when shirt is dressed. Fine French tape may be used with advantage, but ordinary tape may do as well for common shirts. CHILDREN DEMAND REASONS. No mother should think it lowering her dig- nity to stop and give a reason to her children for her actions. Let the mother put herself in her chil- dren's place. Would she feel like obeying cheerfully many commands that seem to be given only to interfere with one's pleasure, and which seem unnecessary and unimportant? The fact that a. mother will explain to her children her reasons and treat her children as though they had some rights, will win a quicker and happier response and secure prompt obedience to an imperative command at other times when there is not oppor- tunity for explanations. Even the tiny little tot at the knees under- stands a great deal more than most mothers appreciate, and a reason stated simply will make clear many questions that might have proved a vexatious obstacle in the ways of obedience. HOME-MADE CHINA CEMENT. The mending of valuable china is an art in itself. Haste is fatal, while a successful mend can only be secured if the broken pieces are perfectly clean, and, from the moment the accident occurred, have been wrapped up severally in soft paper, so that the edges are not rubbed. A good home-made cement may be made of a strong solution of gum arabic and water with sufficient plaster of Paris to make a thick paste. Carriage varnish is another good specific, a very little being ap- plied to the edges with a camel's hair brush and the severed portions held together till dry, whilst the white of an egg and flour made into a. paste can also be used in default of a more permanent cement. Russian isin- glass is often employed for china repara- tions by experts, a clear gelatinous mixture being made with a little water, and used sparingly to draw the severed portions to- gether, whilst a cement of finely-pulverised flint, glass, and unslaked lime is also utilised by professional menders, the three ingre- dients being made into a paste with a little oil. NICE DISHES. CANADIAN PODDING.—Peel, core, and cut up l^Ib. of apples, and stew them with 2oz. of but- ter, the grated rind and juice of a lemon, and ilb. of brown sugar. When quite soft, rub them through a sieve, and beat the yolks of three eggs into them. Have a pie-dish ready lined with puff paste, pour in the mixture, and bake for half-an-hour. Beat up tha whites of the eggs to a stiff froth, 6mother some icing sugar over the top of the pudding, sprinkle some desiccated cocoanut over uil, and put it back into the oven for a few minutes. RABBIT AIAYONXATSK.-—Roast a couple of young rabbits, joint them neatly, and put the pieces in a slow pan with six shallots—previously finely two tablespoonfuls of oil, and a iful of tarragon vinegar, adding three dessertspoonfuls of aspic jelly. Simmer very until the rabbits are sufficiently cooked. Then take out the pieces, and dish them neatly, pouring the liquor over the top. When ser, cover with a thick mayonnaise sauce. Sprinkle a little minced fennel over the top, *nd servo with a lettuce salad.
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