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MAESTEG. I Jumble Sale.-A jumble sale in connection with Dr. Barnardo's Homes (local committee), under the presidency of Mrs. (Dr.) Davies, of Brynllynvi, was held at the English Congrega- tional Vestry on Wednesday last, and realised a substantial sum towards the funds. Accident.—Mr. Wm. Williams, of Bethania Street, met with a serious accident at the St. John's Colliery, Cwmdu, on Tuesday last week, whilst following his occupation as a collier. A large piece of coal gave way, and caught his leg between a post. He was conveyed home on a stretcher. Medical aid was summoned, and upon examination it was found necessary to am- putate one of his legs below the knee. Church Appointment. Councillor Alfred Nicholas is to be congratulated upon his elec- tion on the Governing Body of the Church in Wales. Out of 41 nominations, he came next on the list to Lord Aberdare, and was bracketed for the position with Mr. Lovat Eraser. The voting power was in the hands of the laymen of the diocese, and Mr. inichola-s' popularity among Church workers has thus been made manifest. Lecture.—Rev. T. R. Davies, Vicar of Llanfi- hangel-y-Creuddyn Ceredigion, delivered his I popular lecture on "Chwyl y byd hwn," at the Church Hall on Monday evening. Councillor Jenkin Jones, M.E., presided. The rev. gentle- man also occupied the pulpit at St. David's Welsh Church on Sunday. Omission.-W,e inadvertently omitted the name of Rev. J. T. Rees, minister of Saron Welsh Congregational Chapel, as presiding over the installation services of Rev. J. Rhydynog Evans, at Siloh, Nantyffyllon. There were 50 delegates present from Carmel Chapel, Treher- bert. "Day of Praise. "-Bethel English Baptist Church held a "Day of Praise" on Sunday last, Mr. T. J. Gimblett presiding over the morning service, which was devoted to the junior section of the church. At the afternoon service Sir W-. Beddoe Rees, Cardiff, presided. The evening service was presided over by the pastor (Rev. E. W. Probert). Each of the presidents delivered an excellent address. Mr. Tom Lloyd conducted and Mr. R. Ferrier presided at the organ. The singing reached a high standard. The conduc- tor was highly complimented by Sir Beddoe. Rees on the singing. The choir was ably as- sisted by a string quartette, under the oonduc- torship of Ir. Stanley Rees, A.C.V. Potato Exhibition.—An exhibition of potatoes in great variety was held at the Workmen's In- stitute on Saturday evening. Large numbers of gardeners and allotment holders attended. Much interest was taken in the new variety, the "Majestic," a wonderful cropper, which is quoted by some firms at 28 per cwt. At the close of the exhibition, a public meeting was held, when addresses 'were delivered on food production by Mr. Wolf (inspector of the Board of Agriculture), Mr. Chas. Yeo (county expert), and Mr. Wm. Skinner (secretary to the Mid- Glamorgan federation of Allotment Holders). A hearty vote of thanks to the speakers con- cluded a most instructive and edifying meeting. Funeral.-Tlic- funeral took place last Friday week of the late Mrs. Hilda Griffiths, wife of Mr. Jansen Griffiths, formerly of Bridgend, and now of Lloyds Bank, Llandrindod Wells, and daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. Rees Williams, of PorthcawL The deceased died at her parents' house at Porthcawl, where a short service was heid, conducted by Rev. D. A. Davies, Llandrin- dod Wells, assisted by Rev. H. P. Soutjkwell, Porthcawl, and Rev. T. Mardy Rees, Neath. The interment was at Llangynwyd, and a ser- vice was held at Bethesda Chapel, conducted by Rev. D. A. Davies. Rev. Gwilym Res. M.A., Merthyr, and Rev. J. T. Parry, Maesteg, also took part. Rev. D. A. Davies officiated at the graveside. Hero Entertained.—A smoking concert and presentation meeting were held at the Star Hotel, Maesteg, to welcome the return home on lave of Pte. Evan Williams, of Ty Bedw, Llwy- darth Road, who had just arrived from France. Mr. Gwilym J. Picton presided with character- istic geniality. In the course of his speech he said that Williams and himself were particular friends, as when he first entered the mine he worked with him (the speaker). A good musical programme was gone through comprising solos by Mes:ors. Will Floyd (Treherbert), Samuel Davies, Wm. Hughes, Masters Cynwydd and Willie Beynon, Messrs. D. P. Thomas, William Davies, loan Davies, G. Treharne, W. Jarvis, J. Jarret, Wm. Fear, Isaac Davies, T. Howells, and A. Howells pianoforte solo, Mr. T. Lloyd, and a solo by Miss May Williams. The Chair- man then, on behalf of the Soldiers' Welcome Home Committee, handed Mr. Williams a silver cigarette case and a purse of money, as a small token of their admiration and respect. Mr. Williams briefly replied. He said he valued more than anything else the warmth of their welcome, and the enthusiasm with which they had organised the concert. The singing of Hen wlad fy nhadau," led by Mr. Isaac Davies, and a hearty vote of thanks to the Chairman, brought a most enjoyable evening to a close. Choral Society for National Eisteddfod.—On Wednesday evening last week a public meeting was held at North's Memorial Hall for the pur- pose of considering the advisability of forming a Choral Society to represent Maesteg and dis- trict at the next National Eisteddfod at Neath. The hall was packed. Mr. Evan Williams (chief clerk to Mr. Vernon Hartshorn, J.P.) was voted to the chair. Mr. Tom Lloyd (Castle Street), who had convened the meeting, was ap- pointed secretary pro. tem.-It was unani- mously resolved that a Choral Society be formed, and those present promised the move- ment suppoo. Four nominations were put for- ward for the conductorship, viz., Mr. W. J. Watkins, Mr. David Watkins, Mr. Richard Powell, and Mr. Glanville Davies. A letter was then read from Mr. David Watkins stating that in.the event of being nominated, he desired to withdraw, on the ground that his choir had already decided to compete irrespective of any decision arrived at at that meeting.—The Chair- man, after reading the letter, proceeded with the three remaining nominations for selection, with the final result that Mr. W. J. Watkins, conductor of the Nantyffyllon Harmonic Society, was appointed. Mr. David Powell (colliery checkweigher) was appointed secretary, and Councillor Wm. Jon, Garth, treasurer. A strong and influential committee was elected, consisting of four mem bers from the Caerau, Nantyffyllon, East and West Wards, and two representatives were given to Cwmfelin district.

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