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Receiving Order in Bankruptcy.—Edward Jones, 77 Bridgend-road, Garth, Maesteg, col- liery, rider. Professor Ap Madoc, who has returned safely to tils Chicago home, writes in glowing terms in the Cambrian" oi his reception in Wales. Call.—The Rev. S. \Villi:all;3, minister of Zoar Welsh Congregational Church, has re- ceived a unanimous invitation to the pastor- ate cf Carmel Welsh Congregational Church at Penrbiwcoiber. Mr. Williams is an ex- cellent preacher, and his services are in great demand throughout South and North Wales. Send Off.—Mr. W. Kirkhonse Williams, son of Gwilym Taf, Maesteg, had a hearty send off at the Great Western Railway Sta- tion on Friday evening. Mr. Williams has been engaged at a ciraperj establishment in Cape Town for the past five years, and has been spending a three months' holiday in Maesteg, the United States, and other places. Nurse's Scholarship.—At the competitive examination, recently, when nine scholar- ships, each of the value of jE28 and open to the county of Glamorgan, for a three months' course of training at the Queen Victoria Jubilee Institute for Nurses, were competed for, Mrs. Collier, of Cwmfelin, shared with another the distinction of being placed top of the list. Trinity Church, Nantyffyllon.-On Tuesday evening the Mutual Improvement Society be- gan its winter's work. The meeting was con- ducted by Mi. D. E. Watkins, who gave some useful hints and suggestions for the session. Appropriate suggestions were also made by the Rev. W. Meek, president; Mr. D. Jen- kins, vice-president; Mr. Miles Hardcastle, and Mr. James Williams. A syllabus is being prepared, and will be distributed next week. Colliery Engineman.—The Caerau branch of the Monmouthshire and South Wales Col- liery Enginemen, Stokers and Surface Crafts- men's Association submitted a resolution for an additional agent to the Quarterly meeting of the Association held at the Angel Hotel, Cariff, on Saturday, and the resolution was carried by a large majority. It was de- cided that applications for the post should be sent in within the next six weeks by financial members of not less than 12 months' standing. Mr. W. Brace, M.P., at Bethel.—The six- tieth anniversary of Bethel Baptist Church was held on Sunday last. In the morning the popular pastor, the Rev. Rhys Davies, preached an edifying sermon to a good con- gregation. The special preacher for the afternoon and evening services was Mr. Wm. Brace, M.P. for South Glamorgan, who preached eloquent sermons which made a deep impression on his hearers. The atten- dances afternoon and evening were records. Free Masonry.—Worshiprul Bro. W. Isaac installed Bro. W. H. Llewellyn Worshipful Master of the Llynfi Lodge 2965 at the Masonic Hall, Maesteg, on October 10th. The new Worshipful Master installed his officers *as folloills: -I.P.M., Bro. Wm. Isaac; S.W., Bro. Walter Kirkby; J.W., Bro. Rhys D. Morgan; chaplain, Rev. Bro. 8. Jackson; treasurer, Bro. David Evans; secretary, Bro. J. J. Morris; S.D., Bro. D. J. Griffiths; J.D., Bro. E. E. Davies; D.C., Bro. 1. W. Leake; organist, Bro. E. W. Burnett; I.G., Bro. Thos. J. Lewis; stewards, Bros. W. Job and W. McPhersonj charity steward, Bro. Jen'kin Lewis tyler, Bro. D. Lewis James. Cymanfa Ganu.—A very interesting musi- cal festival was held on Monday in connection with the Baptist Churches of Salem, Nanty- ffyllon, and Caersalem and Noddfa, Caerau. The conductor for the day was Mr. David Thomas, F.T.S.C., Pontypridd (late of Bridg- end). The arrangements had been carried out by a committee of which Mr. David Evans was chairman, Mr. E. Kinsey treasurer, Ind Mr. John Evans secretary. The accompanists were Miss M. A. Arnold, A.L.C.M., Nanty- ffyllon; Miss Thomas, A.L.C.M., and Miss E. E. Kinsey, Caerau. Mr. Thomas Evans,. Caersalem, had conducted the preparatory re- hearsals. The festival was one of the most successful held in the district for many years. Mr. D. Thomas is an ideal festival conductor, and a disciplinarian of the first rank, and pays a keen attention to the devotional aspect of the services. The morning meeting was held at Caersalem, and was devoted entirely to the children. Councillor John Roderick presided. The afternoon meeting was held at Noddfa, Caerau, under Tfhe presidency of the Rev. W. Morgan, Caersalem. The Welsh hwyl reached a climax at this meeting. The hymn tune composed by the conductor, "Ynyscedwin" was repeated to the words Pen Calfaria," several times. Mr. Samuel Davies, G. and L., Maesteg. gave an interest- ing address, in the course of which he paid a high tribute to the musical art of Germany but contended that no nation compared with Wales for the development of musical rat. The evening service was at Salem, Nanty- ffylloii-, and the edifice vas completely crowded. The Rev. T. M. Reed presided. The rendering of "Gellilenor" was sublime, Mr. Jenkin Jones, iYi.E., addressed the meet- ing. JListeddfod.—An eisteddfod was held at the Town-hall on Saturday afternoon and even- ing under the auspices of the Friendly So- cieties' Council with the object of aiding the Porthcawl Rest and other cnaritable institu- tions. The president was Mr. J. P. Gibbon, J.P., and the conductor Mr. Philip Davies, Blaengarw. The adjudicators were: Music, Mr. William Thomas, Treorky (conductor of the Royal Welsh Male Voice Party), and Mr. T. J. Hughes, Llwynhendy; literature, Rev. W. R. Watkins, B.A., Tabernacle. Miss Gwen Fowler, A.L.C.M., and Mr. Arthur Lloyd accompanied. The secretarial duties were carried out by Mr. Joseph Comer. The attendance was rather disappointing, and consequently the eisteddfod failed to reach the object of the Council..d.wards: -Piano- forte solo (for children under 15), Bells of Aberdovey," Miss Annie Watkins, Nanty- moel; solo for girls under 14, Cut it down," 1st Katie Thomas, Cwmfelin, 2nd Lily Morris, Cwmavon; solo for boys under 14, "Have courage, my boy, to say no," 1st Geo. Lloyd, Maesteg, 2nd George Owen, Nanty- moeli; recitation (under 15), Lily A. Howelb, Maesteg; soprano solo, l'he Lord is my Shepherd," Miss Fanny Gunner, Blaengarw contralto solo, The Lord is mindful of His own." Madame Edith Llewellyn, Nanty- ffyllon; tenor solo, "Galwad y Tywysog," Gwilym Taf, Maesteg; baritone solo, The Bugler," Mr. W. R. Stratton, Nantyffyllon; recitation, Cyflafan Morfa Rhuddlan," divided between Mr. James Davies, Maesteg, and Mr. David Parry, Nantymoel; love-letter (English or Welsh), divided between Mr. John Davies, Caerau, and Mr. David Lake, Maes- teg; children's choir. "The stream and the flower," 1st Cwmavon (conducted by Mr. D. Leyshon), 2nd Maesteg (conducted by Mr. W. Lloyd; male voice, On the ramparts," for which a prize of jElo was offered, and a gold medal to the successful conductor; three choirs competed, viz., Caerau, Pontycymmer, and Maesteg. The prize was awarded to the Maesteg Party (conducted by Gwilym Taf). The ambulance competition brought forward three squads, viz., Caerau, Blaengarw, and Abergorki; the three gave an exhibition on the platform, for which a first prize of t2 and a 2nd of £1 was offered. At the time there was no adjudicator present, and both prizes were equally divided between the three- squads. The usual votes of thanks termin- ated the proceedings.

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