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OGMORE & G ARW NEWS. PONTYCYMMER. Receiving Order.—A receiving order has been made in the matter of John James, 3 Oxford-street, baker and confectioner. Illness —The many frienas of Mr. i. grSS deeply regret that he » to long a period and totally unable to attend to liLs business. vr- Lady Missioner.—The services of Miss Olw en Davies are much in demand for mis- sion work in various parts of the country She has just- returned from a ™ion at Tiverton, as a result of which 230 converts were enrolled. Zion.—The concert at Zion on Thursday evening.in last week was up to the usual stan- dard of perfection, and all present thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The quarterly meetings of the Sunday School were held on Sunday afternoon and evening, presided over by Mr. W Thomas, in the absence of the pastor, Rev W' Reynolds. At the evening service the officers of the Sunday School Bank were pre- sented with books for their faithful services last year. Fatality.On Monday a fatal accident hap- pened at the Ocean Colliery to a collier named Thomas How ells, Marian-street. It appears that whilst he was engaged in dress- ing the coal, a -iece displaced a post, which fell against the deceased, his head being ter- ribly injured. He leaves a widow and three children. He was an experienced and cap- able workman. The accident cast quite a gloom over the locality. Much sympathy is felt towards the sorrowing in their great trial. Nod,dfa.-On Monday evening a lecture was given by the Rev. E .G. Jones, Llanelly, on "George Muller." The lecturer kept the audience spell-bound for about two hours. Rev. W. A. Williams, Blaengarw, presided.— On Tuesday evening the usual weekly meeting in connection with the Young People's Mutual Society was held, when excellent papers were given by Mrs. J. Saunders on "Baptism and the Kingship of Christ," and by Mr. John Phillips, on the "Baptism of the Holy Spirit." Songs were rendered by Mies Elsie Evans and Mr. Tom Phillips, which added greatly to the success of the meeting. I.L.P.-Under the auspices of Ponty- cymmer branch of the Independent Labour Party, a lecture was delivered at the Publio- hall ori Saturday evening by Mr Amos Sheriff ("General") upon the subject of the unem- ployed march from Leicester to London. The chair was occupied by County Councillor Rev. W. Saunders. There was a fairly good audi- ence, who expressed their appreciation of the lecture. Their marching hymn, he said, was "Lead, Kindly Light," and in compliance with his request this hymn was sung by the audience. When they returned to Leicester they sang "Praise God from whom all blessings flow." The lecture was illustrated by lantern views. Mr. Sheriff and Mr. Bowley also de- livered addresses in the hall on Sunday night upon "The unemployed problem" from a Christian point of view. There were lantern views. Weddings.—On Monday at the Registry Office, Bridgend, the marriage took place of Miss Mary Ann Thomas, Gwynfryn Terrace, and Mr. Patsy Griffin, Pontycymmer. Mr. David Jones acted as best man, whilst Mrs. Jenkins, Gwynfryn-terraoe, attended the bride, who is her niece. A reception was subsequently held at Mrs. Jenkins's house. The presents were many and costly.-Also on Monday at the same office, the marriage was solemnised of Mr. Richard Price, Oxford- street, and Miss Mary Hopkins, sixth daugh- ter of the late Mr. Evan Hopkins. The well known vocalist, Mr. T. W. Hengoed, acted as groomsman, being a brother-in-law of the bride, and the bride's sister, Miss Ellen Hop- kins, was bridesmaid. Breakfast was pro- vided at the house of her sister, Mrs. W. T. Hengoed. There were many presents. GARW SHAVINGS. By SPOKE-SHAVEB. The Council has entered into a heavy bur- den of debt by fixing corrugated iron upon certain places in the district. A remarkable improvement; quite stylish. Walls white-washed, with the white-wash missing. Someone carried it off on his coat. We are getting more like Cardiff every day —quite "toffish." No wonder the rates are advancing when the outlay is so very heavy. There is much talk of new colliery enter- prises I just now in Cwmgarw. No rain, or it pours! Talk is cheap, but much of it requires salt- ing. The talk is of drifts, pits, levels, but those who wait longest will see most. Not far from the Ffaldau Cottages are houses with the windows boarded up. Not far from this are the Ffaldau stacks, with which John Barleycorn persuaded a man to fight on Saturday night. There are white primroses growing in a garden at Pontycymmer. Who wad the young man who had the sleeves of hia overcoat sewn up whilst he was persuing his lesson at the night school r Some of the schools in the valley are pro- vided with easy chairs for the infants, and mothers experience much difficulty in coaxing 'them home.

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