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YSTALYFERA NOTES. I

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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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