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Merthyr Notes I Merthyr Minister Honoured. I To maJrk the completion of 20 years' service as pastor of Zion Welsh Baptist Church. Mer- thyr. the Rev. W. A. Jones was presented by his congregation and friends on Thursday even- ing with a roll-top desk, whilst Mrs. Jones was given a gold wristlet watch. Born at Llwyn- hendi. near Llanelly, the Rev. Mr. Jones was educated at Llangollen College, and came to Merthyr after serving for five years as pastor of Bethania Church, Neath. A member of the Mer- thyr Board of Guardians for the past seventeen years, he also for the past fifteen years has acted as a representative of the Merthyr Town Coun- cil on the Court of Governors of the University of Wales. He is also a musician of considerable repute, and one of his compositions. "Arglwydd Gwrando Fi." was rendered during the presenta- tion meeting. Troedyrhiw Woman's Death. "H.. I 1 -11 I,- I As she was leaving a sliop in the village, urs. Annie Mary Jones, Wyndham-«treet, Troedy- rhiw. slipped, and in endeavouring to protect her child, whom she was nursing, from hurt, struck her head against the door-way as she -fell. The woman died at the Merthyr Infirmary from cerebral hemorrhage. The verdict at the inquest held on Wednesday was Accidental death." Collieries to Be Re-Assessed. I Merthyr Assessment Committee on Saturday decided to obtain a revaluation of the colliery undertakings in the union with the exception of the Dowlais, Cyfarthfa and Plymouth Collieries. Agriculture. I Mr. H. V. Reeves, Goitre Farm. Merthyr, has been appointed by the Merthyr W ar Agricul- tural Committee to a seat on the Advisory Com- mittee of the Live-Stock Commissioner for South Wales. The Late Mr. Daniel Davies. 1 Mr. Daniel Davies, baker and confectioner, Wellington-street, who passed away a.t the be- ginning of last week, and was buried at Oefn Cemetery, was a native of the town and 77 years of age. He founded his business 303 years ago, and actively looked after it until about five years since, when lie was stricken with blindness. The conduct of affairs then more essentially de- volved upon his two sons. Mr. J. T. Davies and Mr. Alfred Davies, who continue the business. IVlr. Davies was pre-deceased by his wife, who died two years ago. Y.M.C.A. Rises to the Occasion. I At a general meeting of the Merthyr Y.M.C.A. on Tuesday night. Mr. T. E. Jones, who pre- sided, pointed out that the Association, well- housed and endowed with great advantages, had not only done good and enjoyable work, but was capable of developing a more comprehensive rota to which end the members were desired to co-operate with the Committee to the fullest possible extent, and to make suggestions. They had already been strengthened by the appoint- ment of Mr. Newman Husband and Mi*. Arthur Evans as joint secretaries, and he thought that more attention might be usefully given to the literary and debating side of the institution. After an excellent speech by Mr. John Howell. Cardiff, who incidentally congratulated the As- sociation upon their magnificent premises, Mr. Frank Higman, Cardiff, fresh from a miners meeting at Rhymney, exhorted them to bring in all the young people of the district, and to prepare now for the return of the boys from the Front. He sketched the leading features of Y.M.C.A. activity in various parts of the world, and said the Triangle was only second in popularity to the Red Cross. British soldiers had much reason to appreciate the beneficient operations of the Y.M.C.A., and in thousands of instances they would be disposed to kdep up the connection when they came home. The in- stitutions should accordingly draw up in readi- ness an interesting programme which would ap- peal to all legitimate tastes. Such a superb op- portunity had not been excelled in the history of the world, and God forgive them if they ne- glected to use it' Cpon the proposition of Dr. C. Biddle, se- conded by Mr. Isaac Edwards, who dilated with discernment and persuaveness upon the general objects in view, a hearty vote of thanks was eccord,ed to the visitors. In an ornate discus- sion, which was interspersed with songs and re- citations. many practical points of interest were enunciated by ML W. Edwards, Mr. Isaac Ed- wards and Mr. T. David and other speakers, and an important extension of the Association's use- I fulness was looked forward to. Merthyr Vale Lads in Trouble. I Summoned at Merthyr on luesday tor causmg damage amounting to 25/- to a seat and glass door at tiie Aberfan Pieturc Palace, two Mer- thyr Yale lads, Charles Warren and William Hughes, were fined £ 3 including damage and costs and 15/- respectively. A summons taken out by Warren against J. T. James, lessee of the cinema, for assault, was dismissed. Dowtais Co-operative Society. I The quarterly meeting of the Dowlais Co-oper- ative Societv was held on Monday, Ald. C. J. Griffiths presiding. The chairman congratulated the members on the splendid position of the Society generally. The sale. for the quarter amounted to £ 39,519 10s. SA-d., an increase of £ 3.142 2s. over the corresponding quarter of last year. The profits for the quarter after pro- viding t245 2s. 4d. for depreciation. £ 260 for interest on Share Capital, tl48 7s. lid. for col- lective Life Assurance, £ 20 3s. for War Allow- ances and all working expenses, amounted to £ 2273 17s. lid., which was disposed of as fol- lows: Dividend to members at Is in the £ £ 1995 Educational Fund, t5: Special De- preciation of Property. ;CIOO; Emei-,gency Fund, £ 153 19s.; and to the Reserve Fund. f:19 12s lid The Share Capital now stands at £ 23493 9s. 3d., an increase of £ 3619 14s.4d. over the correspond- ing: period. There were eight candidates for the three seats on the Committee, and after a close contest Messrs. E. H. Morgans. W. J. Davies and Joseph Jones were elected to serve for the ensuing twelve jnonths. The following donations were unanimously agreed to: Deaf and Dumb Institution. 10s. 6d. N.S.P.C.C., 21s. British Red Cross, £ 2 2s. Minnie Pit explosion. £ 5 5s. British Ambulance Committee, £ 2 2s., and the Royal National Lifeboat Institiition., t2 2s. I.L.P. Weekly Debates. I The Rev. J. -if. Jones kept his promise at the I.L.P. on Tuesday night by delivering a most interesting address on his conception of the policy of non-resistance. The paper ,vas a sequel to. and in some aspects a reply to Mr. John Barr's previous week's condemnation of the non- reslster's attitude. The consequence was a fairly lively discussion, but it is regretthle that the younger nieiiil)et-s--tliose whom it was hoped these weekly discussions would eneoitrage-t-o make themselves heard in the meetings—have so far adopted the attitude of interested listeners. Economic Classes Presentation. On Friday night the Merthyr I.L.P. social science classes will close their winter session by presentations to the teachers, Mr. Ted Williams (Economics) and Mr. Mark Starr (Industrial His- tory). It is hoped that the attendance will be full. The joint classes meet on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. (at Bentley's) for the purpose of de- ciding on a summer course of action. A Generous Gift. The Secretary of the Merthyr General Hospi-1 tal beg to asknowledge having received from the executors of the late Major H. H. Sou they the sum of £ 10 bequeathed by him to the funds of the hospital free of legacy duty. 1

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