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YSTALYFERA NOTES. I By the meeting of the Gurnos Mutu- al Improvement Society on Monday evening, Mr. Alfred Williams presid- ing, a debate took place on "Ai man- tais neu anfantais i • .Gristionogaeth ydyw enwadaeth V' Mr. Dd. Jenkins spoke for the affirmative, and Mrs. D Nicholas Jones the negative. Mr. D. R. Williams and Mr. W. J. Griffiths supported the affirmative, and Mr. D. Jenkin Williams the negative, and on a vote being taken there were a num- ber of neutrals, but tho negative car- ried with a. majority of six votes. Many of the members said the papers were the best given since tho inception of the society. Practices and rehearsals are now be- iilg-constantly held in ooian-ectiozi with the singing festival of the local congre- gational churches to be held at Pant- teg on Easter Monday, and it is ex- pected that Mr. Daniel Owen, Rhym- ney, the conductor, will attend a re- hearsal at a. very early date. The com- mittee are making ovory effort to in- sure that only bona fide members of the choir shall be admitted to the gal- lery on the day of the cymanfa, and admission will 1)e by ticket. For this reason all are earnestl y requested to attend the practices at tho" virions chapels. A fortnight next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the Gurnos Dramatic Society will perform "Rhys Lewis" at the Coliseum. The work undertaken by this society is the only authorised ad- aptation of the story, and is e being presented in this district for the first time, although various versions have been staged in the past. The address of Tomos Bartley is one of the test pieces for recitation at the National Eisteddfod at Neath. Will Bryan and Rhys Lewis will also prove- two in- teresting characteristics. Tickets for the concert are new much in demand. Panttog friends wish to announce that on Saturday, March 23, they will hold a grand competitive concert. Par- ticulars of test pieces, etc., will appear in our advertising columns at an early date. At the Wern on Monday night, a repeat perforiruuioo of the concert given by the children recently, the conduetorshi p of Misses Mary D:llvies and Millie Price, was given. Mr T. R. Samuel presided, and Mr E. J. Thomas was the conductor. During the evening. Mr Robert Recs Du;i- -i, ,,y t-ic evcn.iti g Thomas, of Wern read, a discharged soldier, was presented on behalf of the Wern Chapel by Miss Mary Davios in a few suitabl.e words. Messrs. Dd. Price and David Parry spoke at the presentation, and those who took part, excluding the ones who appeared on tho concert programme, w-ere: Miss May Jones, solo, • pianoforte solo, Miss D. Thomas; recitation, Miss E. Davies; dialogue, Misses Rachel Jones and A. M. Jones; recitation, Miss Nancy Thomas, Miss Mary Jones; penillion, Mrs. E. J. Thomas, "Limes Teg." Misses Maggie Price and M. A. Jones were the accompanists. At the end of the programme, a vote of thanks was pa«sed~to Misses Da.vies and Price for having arranged such an excellent programme. b i )c-. 't cii At the Wern Chape! en Sunday evening last, the Rev. R. M. RJIYS, Sardis, Ystradgynlais, officiated, and 1 received 14 poopla into membership. He referral ■ during his sermon to tho late Mr David Dowen, and Mr W. D. Clee, A.R.C.O., organist, impressively played the, "Dead March" as a re- quiem. Two local men, in the persons of Messrs. David Samuel, Clare road* and Hy. Gape, Pant teg, were on H.M.S. Australia, when she was re- cently torped oed. Both are homo on leave, and apparently none the worse for their experience. The death took place on Saturday last of Frederick Olaf, tho, nine months' old child of Mr T. W. liüp- kin, Wern, teacher at the Pantteg; Schools, and Mrs. Hopkin. The fun oral took place on Wednesday at Holy Trinity Church. The Guili at the English Congre- gational Church met on Tuesday I evening, when the Rev. Rd. C. Wil- liams, presided. Three excellent papers were given by members of the Guild, I Miss Gwynneth Recs reading a'l able paper on "Trifles" Miss Ruth Jones an ad-dress on "Heroes and Hero Worship," whilst Miss Nornia Hunt gave an admirable outline of "The Life a-nd W orks of Oliver Goldsmith." There was a good attendance. t Great interest is heing taken locally in the competitive concert which is to held at the Central Hall, on Satur- day of next week, under the auspices off tho Ystalyfera Town Rand The entries are numerous for all the com- petitions. This concert should not be missed by any lover of good music. On the three evenings ending March 2 next, performances of the operetta "Life at Sea" will be given at the Central Hall by the Caersalem Juvenile choir, v We would remind our readers that the concert in the Drill Hall on Thurs- day next is in aid of the dependants of our fighting men.—Buy your tickets now. j There was an excellent attendance at Jerusalem V?try on Thursday evening la?t. when Mr John Hugh Edwwrds, M.P., g¡ave an intimate an<i ¡ enthu?ia-tic n?dre?s of the life of Mr. I David Lloyd George, the Prim.c Minister. Councillor Ben Williams presided. Mr Edwards is a personal iriond of the Premier, and gave main-s- interesting little aneodotes that' kept I his hearers interested. Mr Edwards' read y flow of language and pleasing delivery made the address most en- joyable. "Hallelujah Nancy," the coinverted Salvation Army lassie, gave an ad- dress at the Salvation Army citadel on Monday evening, when she gave a. story of. her life. Councillor H. J. Powell, J.P., presided, supported by Mr David Davies. The gtgry of Nancy was most touching, and was related in a straightforward manner. She had had to leave' home at the tender ago of 14, owing to the death of her mother and the re-marriage of her father, and her sufferings for the next 18 years were terrible. Nancy became steped in drink and crime, and became adicted to everv form of vice. She was sent to prison on many occasions, and was badly be.aten in. nghts. Tnarks c'f whic-h she bears to this day. The way in which she wa-s converted was a tribute to the work (,f the Salvation Army, a,-d "Halle- lujah Nancy" is living testimony of the work this great organisation is doing. The addiressl created a pro- found impression. As announced in our last issue the local Infant Welfare Committee hava decided to change the day of the weekly center from Friday to Wed- nesd ay. and they were highlv gratified tb find last Wednesday that the change was much appreciated by the mothers of the cfistrict. A larger number were enabled to attend on account of the change of the day, and it is evident that efforts of the committee, and the possibilities of the Center may .confidently be expected to bring about good results. At Zoar Chapel on Tuesday evening, a meeting of the Young People's Society was held, when there was a good attendance. Mr Frederick Rees presiding in the absence of Miss L. B. Thomas. The programme took the form of a reading entitled, "Noson Gyda Onilwyn Bracrv' the following taking part: Mr J. Handel Evans, Mr Tc,uan Evan?, Mr David Evans, Miss Gwendoline Thomas, anci Miss Gwen Maddocks. The Rev. W. Jones and Messm. Rees Wadley, E. T. Evans, and D. Davies also poke. At the "Ddraig Goch" on Wednes- dav evening, Mr Ben Jones, BA., pre- sided. when Mr Frederick Rees gave an interesting lecture on his trip to Italy, and Tarrenydd read a short story of his own composition. Mr. J,-)hn also gave some interest.rig scientific experiments. A vote of thanks to the speakers was proposed by Mr J. Griffiths, L. C. and A I. Bank, and seconded by Mr D. T. Samuel. Next week .Mr D. Athan Evaais, Barn, will speak. Owin.tr to hi.s bereavement, Mr T. "W. Hopkin was unable to present his musical programme.
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GERMAN WOSKEKS. L, 0 W N lOOLb.' Widespread Demand iflr Peace. Telegrams from every neutral ooun- try bordering Oll Germany agreo that xiio strike amongst German workmen is everywhere spreading. A Copen- hagen telegram puts the total- number ot men Ull" in Berlin alone at 750,000 and V'orvviirts' indicates the gravity of the situation by the statement that "tlie strike extends tu almost all tuo woiKs in the armament industry." -U1 work ceased in the Government shipyards at Kiel on Monday, while the great shipyards at Stettin and Hamburg and the important industrial districts of Essen and Nu rem burg, the Ruhr region, etc., are similarly affect- ed. Thai the Government take an alarming view of the situation is shown by the suppression of three lead- ing newspapers, tlie prohibition of pub- lic meetings, and closing the Swiss frontier. Marshall Hindcllburg warns the Berlin strikers to resume work at once and tells them every hour lost means the weakening of Germany's defence. They are, ke says, committing a crime against the German armies. The strikers' delegates have formu- lated their demands, and the first is a speedy peace without annexations and indemnities." Both the official Socialist and Minority Socialist lead- ers have now joined a Workmen's Council set up by the strikers. STRIKERS' DEMANDS. strikers' dozuairds were sot in a resolution passed at a mooting on Monday at tho trade union Jieadquar- iers. The resolution demajid (1) Pdaoe without annexations or in- demnities on a basis of the right of self-determination of poopies. (2) Active participation of Labour from all countries in tho peace negotiations. (3) Seizure of food stocks, for the purpose of proper food supply. (4) Raising of the state of siege and abolition of militarisation of busi- ness works. (5) Liberation of persons imprisoned i for political offences. I (0) Democratization of The entire State organisation, by the intro- duction of general, secret, and equal suffrage fibr the Prussian Lower House. ———————
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CiiTlGH I I The Beulali Dramatic 'Company gave a performance of "Gruffudd Llwyd" at the Central Hall, Ystalyfera, on Saturday list in aid of the reception funds, of tlio local soldiers and sailors society, and the perVormahce proved a s ty, i distinct success. It should bo 'mentioned that one of the leading roles (owing to the absence, of" the gentleman respon- sible for training the company who had been taken ill had to be deputised. Great credit is due to each individual member of the company. It is sta.ted that the company intend taking up another drama shortly when patrons of this class of entertainment may look forward to aiiothor 'fivat. A very successful competitive meet- iner was held at Beulah oil Wednesday evening. The following were the awards Children's.. recitation,1, Viola Levi and Miriam- Harries;-2. Phillip Thomas soprano solo, Miss Lily Jones; champion solo, Mr. Garfield Williams; open recitation, Miss Lizzie Morgan; violin solo, Willie Owen Holt; best writterr storv. AVm. Evans, Cwmgiodd love letter, 1 Miss Annie Jones, Rhiw- fawr; 2, Miss Gwen Owen, Cwmtwreh; black and white drawing, D. G- Ecans ■ music (first sight). Gethin Roberts; six questions, Dd. Oswald Thomas. Mr John T. Lewis was chairman, whilst Mr. E. T. Roberts conducted; adju- dicators, music, Mr. Dd. W. Owen; j literature, Mr. Rhys J. Powell darw- ing, Mr. John D." Howell. Mr. loan Davies acted a accompanit. We regret to announce the denth of Mrs. Moseg, the wife of Mr. William Mospa. which took pliee on Saturday morning nt her residence, Danygraig Cottages, Lower Cwmtwreh. Deceased, who was in her 55th year, had a pro- tracte d She was well-known and widely rdspeetod in the locality, a.nd was a faithful member of Bethania (M.C.) Chapel. The burial took place on Wednesday, when the mortal re- mains wore interred at Bethania burial graiind, the funeral b-eing a verv hirgo one. The Revs. W. loll (?rhn-iin). and Rev. W. T. Hughes (Beulah). offi- cjaW. Tho chief mourrers were Mr. (Wm .Moses (husband), deceased's two sisters, Mrs. Daniel Jones, Mrs. Stan- lev Jones, Mius Bessie Moses, and Mr. I ,s en tosor.. iii d Jno. W. Moses (children). The death has occurred at Cwmphil, Lower Cwmtwreh. of Mrs. Powell, the wifo of Ali-. irivttl long and painful illness. Deceased, who was .a member of Beulah Chapel, will be buried on Saturday. .At. Bethel Vestry (Cwmtwreh) en Monday evening, meeting nfd!s Welsh Society book place, when a paper was read bv Councillor Lewis Thomas, J.P., entitled "Gwersi Rhv- fle." An interesting • discussion fol- lowed, Messrs. Joseph Williams. Win. James, Win. D. Owen, Tom Rees. Dd. Thomas, Herbert J. Griffiths, J. Dvfrfp- Owen and Miss R. Davies. Tho RPT. W. T. Hughes presided. Mr. Thomas gave satisfactory replies to <)uestiom:; put him at tIle end of the mceting. T :y last of the late Mr. Thos. Thomas, grocer, Cwm- twrch, whoso death was announced in our last issue, were laid to rest in the family vault at Benlah Cemetery. It was evident from the large conoourso oi people that had gathered from fai and near that one who was held in great regard was being buried—rarely has there been such a. large funeral in the district. A service was held at Beulah Chapel, where deceased was a deacon, where a number of ministers paid tribute to the deceased gentle- man's many good qualities. Among them were: Revs. W. T. Hughes (pastor), Dd. Bassett (Aberdare), Dd. J. Basset, W. P. Jones (Bethania)r D. Price (Swansea), Benj. Jamey (Tumble) — the two latter being old ministers of Beulah— Win. Jones (Soar) W. D. Roderick (Rhiwfawr). The chief mourners present were Mrs. Thomas (widow), Mrs. Lewis, F(,rndal(, ter), Mr. and Mrs. John Jeffreys (son- in-law and daughter), Mr. and Mrs., Dan Morgan (son-in-law and daughter); Pte. Herbert Lewis Thomas (son, homc- from France), Misses Florrie and Sarah: j Jan net (daughters) and a large number of other relatives. The Rev. W. D_ Lewis (Ystalyfera) officiated at the graveside. T here were many verv beautiful wreaths from family and friends.
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