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ABERCRAVE NOTES I DEATH OF MR DANIEL WALTERS I ?- 1 11 ? ?, I I We regret to recora Lne creaLn, wnicn took place last Friday evening at his homo at Caehopkin, of Mr D. Walters at the a,dvaned age of 84. Deceased had been unwell for a considerable time, but during the past few weeks, had shown a little improvement. Last week, how- ever, he hsd a relapse, and died as stated. Mr Walters was one of the old- est and best known residents in the dis- trict. He was a native of Loughor, but had spent most of his life in Abercrave, and was held in respect by a large num- ber of friends. He had been actively connected with the local church. De- ceased is survived by a widow (who is about a year older than her husband), and three sons, Councillor W. D. Walters, Mr John Walters, Caehopkin, and Mr Thomas Walters, Aberdare. The funeral took place on Tuesday at Tynycoed, the Rev. L. Jones, officiating at the chapel, and the Rev. J. Hughes, curate in charge, conducting the service at the graveside. There was a numerous at tendance of relatives and friends at the service. I HOCKEY MATCH DRAW. I There was an excellent hockey match I on the local ground on Saturday after- noon, when the men's team entertained Neath-Corinthians. There was a good gate, and the game was one of the best. seen 011 tha ground for a considerable time. It resulted in a draw, each team registering three goals. i INTERESTING LECTURE 1 I I Under the, auspices ot tne warmer I Young People's Mutual Improvement Society, a. highly interesting and in- formative lecture was given in the Vestry on Wednesday evening, when Mr J. Walter Jones, B.A., headmaster of the Ystradgynlais County School, gave an ac- count. of the History of the Parish of Ystradgynlais. The lecture, which was followed by a discussion was much en- joyed and appreciated. I DEBATE AT NODDFA I A good number of members assembled a,t the Noddfa Mutual Improvement Society meeting last evening (Thursday) when a debate took place on the sub- ject "Is our present Sunday School or- ganisation satisfactory ?'f Mr Thomas E. Thomas, President of the Society, took the affirmative, a-nd Miss Jennet Jones, the negative, and their addresses were followed with much interest. I NEW DEACONS FOR NODDFA Up to the present, there have only been two deacons at the Noddfa Baptist Church,—Messrs. D. C. Jones, and T. E. Jones, but recently a ballot has been taken for the election of two additional office holders). There were six candidates, and the result was announced on Sunday, the gentlemen elected being Messrs. E. T. Jones and T. E. Thomas. I SPECIAL PREACHER AT NEUADD I Good; congregations assembled at N euadd IndepeIdent Chapel on Sunday, when sermons were preached at each ser- vice by the Rev. L. Bowyer, of Dany- gaig, Pontardawe, whose forceful ser- mons were much enjoyed. ABERCRAVE FAMILY'S LOSS I I Sympathy will be expressed with Mr and 'Mrs. John Jores, Treflemin-g, whose six months' old child died during the week-end, and, was buried on Wednesday at Carmiel. Deceased was. the grandchild of Mr Joseph Parsons, bookseller, and a "Llais Llafur" agent. I GIRLS' FRIENDLY SOCIETY. I I Under the auspices of the local branch of this Church Society, a concert is to be held on February 19th and 20th, when the members, who are being trained by Mrs. M. W. Morgan, Bryntawe, and Mrs. E. Morgan, Maesygwernen, will perform a new cantata of a very attractive charac- ter. The event is being awaited with considerable eagerness. I I.L.P. MEETING It is earnestly hoped that there will be a good attendance at the local I.L.P. meeting on Monday evening next in the Hall, when Mr Hugh Powell, of Ystrad- gynlais, will lecture on "Is Socialism op- posed to Civilization?" The lecture is certain ta be well worth hearing, and the Hall should be crowded on this oc- casion. I ST. DAVID'S CHURCH Special services were held at St. David a Church on Sunday, when the officiating clergyman was the Rev. W. Ed wards, of Pontardawe, who preached morning and afternoon in English, and in the evening I in Welsh. There were good congrega- tions, and collections were taken for church extension funds. I ELECTION OF CHECKWEIGHER The triennial election of a check- weigher for the Abercrave Colliery takes place this week-end, a custom provided for in the rules of the lodge. The pre- sent holder of the post is Mr David Rhys Lewis, and it is expected that ho will retain the post. I NEW SPELLING UP-TO-DATE I In connection with the above, it ap- pears that a local miner would like to have the post, and among many quali- fications, he obviously possesses is that of an up-to-date phonetic speller. Un- fortunately this gentleman's application went astray, and therefore we are able to produce it for the benefit of "Llais" readers. It is a gem, as all may judge from the following copy :— Aplikashinn for Shekwaiur :— Mine ter Seckatare.—"I was tinking of asking for job, shek waiur; mi can do tis waiur for kolius man; efry time dram pwch on, mi kwik to tel kompni waiur, lwk that wai. Mi put big wai for koliur; efri koliur get phenti monies if mi shek waiur. Yew, seketare like job shek waiure; mi don't kare, mi beter j skwl dan, yeu, mor kwik, mor smart, mor big, mor old, mor koliur, mor like job shekwaiur; mi don't kare for monies, mi like to see every koliur plenti of monies, mi giv plenti big trams; mi take 10s. for shekwaiur job, no mor, efri day. Plea put mi name in box. It will be best to refrain from giving tke signature to this very entertaining epistle. —————. > a a •

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