The Annual Sunday Schools Tea-parties. ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. The annual tea and entertainment of the English Congregational Band of Hope was held on Wednesday afternoon. Tea was laid at 5 o'clock. The little ones did ample justice to the splendid spread and for an hour afterwards indulged in out-door games. The following ladies served the youngsters at the table:—Mrs Glandvvr Morgan, Mrs Kershaw, Mrs Walter Davies, Mrs Ellis Evans, Miss J. R. Adams, Miss Rothwell, Miss Snow, Miss Walker, Miss Maud Felstead. In the entertainment, presided over by the Pastor (Rev. W. Glandwr Mor- gan), in his opening remarks said :— During the last nine years he had splen- did help in conducting the Band of Hope. Mrs Kershaw bad been a faith- ful Secretary, in all weathers, storm and calm, she was at her post, and helped the temperance cause by distributing the good literature she gave them from time to time (cheers). Mr Pugh Evans bad also done his utmost to teach them their temperance hymns and songs. The hymns they sang that evening were most new from books presented to them by Mr Kershaw, and Mr Pugh Evans had worked to teach them the rousing tunes (cheers). Mrs William O'Neill was the first accompanist, whom they missed very much that evening, but Miss Maud Felstead bad for the last few years taken on the duties, she was a child of the Band of Hope, and through much bard work bad become an efficient accompanist. Mts Morgan, Ballymacora, and Mr Walter Davies, Compton Stores, bad this year again defrayed the whole cost of the splendid tea and cake they bad enjoyed, and hearty cheers were given the donors for their treat. Mr Walter Davies very aptly respon- ded, and said the evening's entertain- ment was a great credit to the Officers of the Band of Hope. It was a great pleasure to be there. We were sorry Mrs Morgan, Ballymacora, was not with them, but they all rejoiced to know Mr Morgan was better and soon both would be in their midst again. The results of the Annual Examina- tions in the Temperance Catechism was as follows :—Senior, Harry Whiteside and Ida Allan, 100; Dolly Felstead, 80 Willie Whiteside, 50. Junior, maximum 50, Ereddie Howe, 45; Frank, Ingram, 40; Willie Robinson, 35 W. C. Roberts, 30. Prizes were given to Harry White- side, Ida Allan, Dolly Felstead and Freddie Howe. The entertainment was one of the best given by the members. Appended is the programme :— Opening hymn,'Men of Britain,' Band of Hope; Lord's Prayer, chanted by members of the Band of Hope piano- forte solo, Irene Jones; recitation, 'Dare to say No,' Freddie Howe; recitation, 'Beautiful World.' Lilian Davies; hymn, '] £ rave soldiers bear the call,' Band of Hope recitation, Gretta Davies song, 'Fall In,' Doily Felstead; recitation, te soldier's dream,' W. Chas. Roberts; song, 'Shall I be an Angel, Daddy?' Gladys Ingram hymn, 'Drink from the well,' Band of Hope; recitation, The burial of Sir John Moore,' Ceinwen Fel- stead pianoforte solo, 'Merkel,' Miss -,Paud Felstead; recitation, Winnie Allan duet, La Brabanzonne,' Glyn and Gwen Roberts song, 'Here's to the day,' Maggie Emily Roberts; recitation, 0 God our strength,' Ida Allan song, Sons of Britannia's Empire,' Dolly Felstead; recitation, "1 want to live and be a man,' Jack Roberts Hymn, What a friend we have in Jesus?' Band of Hope recita,tion, I The Day,' Ceinwen Felstead; song, 'Be British,' Ceinwen Felstead recitation, 'Ye mari- ners of England,' Irene Jones; recitation God bless England,' Glyn oiberts closing hymn, National Anthem, Band of Hope; Benediction.
PARK ROAD C.M. CHAPEL. I The annual tea and competitive meet- ing in connection with the above Sunday School was held on Wednesday, March 24th. In the afternoon the children sat down to an excellent tea, and did ample justice to the good things spread before them. In the evening, a competitve meeting was held, under the presidency of Mr Owen Edwards, Rosehill, while Mr John Lloyd,M.A., acted as conductor. The adjudicators in the various competi- tion were as fellows:—Rev. E. J. Parry, Rev. E.'Vaughan Humphreys, Rev. S. T. Hughes, Mr Robert Griffith (Alaw Erddyn), Mr J. R. Thomas, Mr Rhys Jones,"and Mr T. L. Evans, The con- ductors of the singing were Mr Lewis Williams and Mr Owen F. Roberts. Ac- companists, Miss Madge Price and Miss Dolly Richards. Secretary, Mr D. R. Williams. The awards were as follows :— Scripture examination, under 25, 1, Mr Lewis Williams and Miss Ruth Evans; 2, Miss Jennie Jones. Recitation for children under 8, 1, Emrys Williams 2, Elwyn Roberts 3, Dick Roberts. For the best attendance in the Band of Hope, Gracie Richards, May Evans and Kittie Evans equaL Solo for children un'der 12, 1, Lloydie Griffith; 2, Lewis Edwards and Jack Roberts. Bestcollectors for the Foreign Mission Society, 1, May and Kittie Evans; 2, Emrys Williams. Answering questions on the history of Elias, Emrys Williams, Elwyn Roberts, Dick Roberts, Annie Williams and Gwyneth Richards. Scripture examination (open), Miss B. A. Williams. Singing on the Modulator, preliminary class, 1, Jennie LI. Lewis; 2, Dilys Griffith; 3, Lloydie Griffith. Junior I class, 1, Kittie Evans; 2, May Evans 3, L. A. Richards. Solo undar 8, 1, Nellie Catherine Ro. berts and W. David Williams 2, Dick, Roberts and Elwyn Roberts; 8, Emrys Williams. Recitation under 12, 1, Lloydie Griff- ith; 2, Gwyneth Richards. Recitation under 18, 1, Etta Mary Griffith; 2, Lizzie Ann Richards. Essay (open), Miss B. A. Williams. Essay, under 25, 1, Mr Lewis Wil- liams and Ruth Evans equal. Solo under 15, 1, Gwilym Roberts 2, Gracie Richards. Answering questions on the history of Crist, Gwyneth Richards, Dilys Griffith, Lloydie Griffith, Esmie Hughes, Lewis Edwards, and Jack Roberts. Recitation under 16, 1, Kittie Evans 2, May Evans 3, Gwilym Roberts. Solo over 15, 1, Lizzie Ann Richards. Best map of Canaan, 1, Lewis Charles Edwards; 2, Lizzie Ann Richards 3, Lily Jones. Writing the 150th Salm, 1, Gwilym Roberts 2, LIoydie Griffith; 4 Dilys Griffith. Quartette, Mr O. F. Roberts' party. For the best to repeat a story, 1, Herbert Dempsey. Best verses to the Prodigal Son," Miss B. A. Williams. Scripture examination. Class VI., 1, Kittie Evans 2, May Evans 3, Gracie Richards. Class V., 1, Richie Griffith 2, Herbert Dempsey; 3, Lloydie Griffith. Class IV., 1, Dilys Griffith; 2, Jack Roberts. I TE PARTI PARK ROAD. Mewn bylaw le caed te gwir dda, J A lawenha y galon, A cbwiorydd lu yn gweini'n lIon, Gyfranant wych ddanteithion. Y bara brith yn seigiau bras, 0 hyfryd fias dymunol; A phawb yn Hawen yn y wledd, Mewn hedd-yn uchel ganmoL I'R ARWEINYDD MEDRUS. I Gwr mawr ei ddawn, uchel ei glodV I'w LJoyd-trwy gymoedd Cymruv Doed iddo yn cl ei asen fwyn, I fod yn diriorf deulu. -—GRIFFITH WILLIAMS I
CAERSALEM C.M. CHAPEL. I On Wednesday, March 24th, the scholars and teachers of the above Sun- day School sat down to their annual tea pai ty, which was provided by the kind ladies of the chapeL In the evening a competitive meeting was held under the presidency of Mr Owen Griffith, Beulah Hill, whilst Alder- man T. Martin Williams, J.P., acted as conductor. The musical adjudicator Mr David Roberts (Telynor Maw- ddwy), and Miss Mami Roberts, London H use, accompanist. Other adjudicators were :-Rev. E. Vaughan Humphreys, Rev. E. Afonwy Williams, Rev. S. T. Hughes, Mr W.Watkin Davies, Mr John Roberts, Ripon House, Mr Henry Free- man, Mr Elias Williams. Secretary, Mr John Lewis, Glanaber Villas treas- urer, Mr Morris Jones, Cynfal, The following were the awards:— ESSAYS. Under 21, Miss Sarah Williams, 7, Porkington Terrace. Under 16, equal 1st, Nellie Jones and Jennie Jones. SCRIPTURE EXAMINATION. Under 21, 1, Sarah Williams 2, Jane C. Davies, Glasfor Tetrace. Under 16, 1, William Jones, Fron House 2, Nellie Jones. Class VI., 1, Iorwerth Roberts; 2, Robert H. Williams, Aelydon. Class V., 1, Hugh L..Roberts, Cae- fadog. Class IV., 1, May Roberts and Betty Lewis 2, Eluned L. Jones and Myfanwy C. Jones 3, Eliza M. Jones. DICTATION. Under 18, 1, Gretta M. Jones; 2, Nellie Jones. Under 18, 1, Betty Lewis 2, Eluned L. Jones 3, Myfanwy C. Jones. WRITING. Over 10 and under 16, 1, Iorwerth Roberts; 2, Gwennie Lloyd Jones 3, Betty Lewis. Under 10, 1, John Robert Lewis 2, Lizzie M. Jones; 3, Robert P. Jones. ANSWERING QUESTIONS. Rhodd Mam. Class II., 1, Doris Davies and Griffith Williams; 2, Maggie Richards and Florence Jones. Rhodd Mam. Class III., 1, Robert P. Jones 2, Idrisyn Roberts 3, Hughie Lloyd. RECITATIONS. Under G, 1, Ida Jones; 2, Morris Griffith 3, Emrys Roberts. Under 15, 1, Nellie Jones; 2, Eluned L. Jones; 3, May Roberts. Under 10, 1, Lizzie M. Jones and Idrisyn Roberts; 2, Doris Davies 3, Griffith Williams. MUSIC. Under 13, 1, Evan Jones ) 2, Robert Henry Williams. Under 16, 1, Jennie Jones,BronyHyn Gretta L. Jones. Under 13,1, Eluned L. Jones; 2, Betty Lewis 3, Myfanwy C. Jones. Under 9, 1, Idrisyn Roberts 2, Robt. P. Jones; 3, piwen Jones and Maggie Richards. Under 6,15 Mair Wynne Jones 2, Ida Jones 3, Emrys Roberts.
CORRESPONDENCE I We do not hold ourselves responsible for thp opinions' of our correspondents. FFORDD LLANABER A'R CYNGHOR DINESIG. At y Golygydd. Mr Gol.Caniateweli i mi draethu Uith fechan ar y mater sydd dan sylw er's amryw fisoedd bellach. 'Rwyf wedi darllen yn eich newyddiadur o dro i dro helynt y Llcmaber Road, a'r cwestiwn i ni, fel trethdalwyr, ydyw beth sydd wrth wraidd yr helynt hwn ? Ai tybed nad oes yna rywlbetb heblaw yr hyn ydym ni, y cyhoedd, yn ei ddeall ? Ai tybed fod aelodau sydd ar y",Cyngbor Dinesig hwn yn dogs; yn y manger, ac yn cadw gweithwyr y wlad allan o waith ac allan o fara-j-r-digQUi o ftutt yn y cwpwrdd oud ni cbaiff y gweitbiwr tlawd ond edrych arno o bell, as yn marw o newyn. Ai nid yw yn bosibi cael eglurhad o'r dir- gelwch rhyfedd hwn ? A oes yma rag- farn am mai yr hen wron caredig, Mr Greener, sydd yn synyg y tir yn rhad ac am ddim? I Ai tybed pe bu Ilsai yrhen foneddwr yn cynyg arian i't- Cyngbot- am gymeryd y tir, a fuasent yn ei dderbyn ? Braidd 'rwyf yn tybied na fuasent. Os yw yr hyn wyf wedi glywed yn wirion- edd, nid yw yn gofyn am un cyfnewidiad am yr rhodd rhad mae yn ei roddi o dir at ledu y ffordd, ond gofyn yr un peth yn hollol a pbob treLbdaIwr arall, ac i'r byn y mae y Cynghor Sirol yn talu swm mawr o arian bob blwyddyn, sef cadw y ffordd yn lan a'i watro yr un modd a pbob rban arall o'r Bermo. Ai of yn unig sydd yn gofyn ? Nage, yr ydym ni oil sydd yn byw yn y rhan ogleddol yn gofyn yr un peth. Nid wyf yn cofio i mi weled y rhan- barth hwn o'r ffordd yn cael ei glanhau ond rbyw unwaith yn y flwyddyn, ac am ei ivatro Did wyf wedi ei gweled erioed ond gan y gwlaw o'r nefoedd. Ai tybed nad all y Cynghor Dinesig stopio hwnw ? Gallant, yn sicr, gan y maent yn ddynion mor bwysig, fel mae gan- ddynt awdurdod ar boll elfenau y grea- digaeth fawr i gyd, ac y maent yn rhag- orol am fygu pob llwyddiant trefol. A'i tybed fod yn rhaid gwrthod y rhodd hon i ledu y ffordd am mai Mr Greener sydd yn ei rhoddi ? Gwrthod- wyd rhyw bedair blynedd yn ol, fel y mae yn wybyddus i ni oil, rodd o £2,500 at wneyd sea ivall. Beth oedd yn ofyn yn gyfnewid, dim ond rhyw ychydig o dir ar Ian y mor. Beth yw bwnw werth heddyw ? Ha, gyd drethdahvyr, a yw yr ysbryd bwn yn parhau ? Os yw, gadewch i ni ei symud. Nid oes culni i fod ar gynghor gwlad. "Hands off, my boys'" Progress and improvements. Mae yr arian yn barod yn llaw y Cyn- gbor Sirol. —HEN WEITHIWR TLAWD,
OUR WOUNDED ALLIES, Among the organisations for helping suf- ferers in the war the Wounded Allies Relief Committee is doing a notable work. The scope of its operations in indicated by its title, and it works in the closest co-operation with the British and Allied Governments. It has placed thousands of wounded Belgians in hospitals and homes, and it extends support to a num- ber of institutions in France. A motor-ambu- lance unit is now on service with the Belgian Army, and a special appeal is made for help- ing forward the work in hospitals immedi- atelv behind the firing line, where proper emergency treatment is invaluable in saving many lives. Other features of the work are the provision of training and employment homes for the disabled, the supply of artificial limbs, and the care of wounded on leaving hospital. There is no other representative organisation, which assists the sk, wounded, and crippled soldiers of all the Allies. Subscriptions, how- ever small, will be gratefully acknowledged on being sent to Lord Swaythling, No. 2, Grand Hotel, Trafalgar-square, London, S.W,
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