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■1 ou. GRAIG.On Sunday and Monday next the annh'el'sary services will he held at the Graig Congregational Church. The preachers announced to officiate are the Rev Peter Price, M A.,B.D Rhos, and the Rev Edwifc Jones, Glau-fcaf, at 10-'30 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. on both days. Ebenezee^—Special services were held at Ebenezer Welsh Calvioistic Methodist Chapel, Twyncarno, on Sunday and Monday last, when the pulpit was ably filled hy the well- known divines, the Revs. W. Morris Jones, Llansantffraid, and the Rev. I R T Jones, Penygraig, who delivered I powerful discolifses to crowded con- I gregations. Appropriate hyinns were sung, the musical portion of the ser- vices bei i ig JH,der the efficient leader- ship oLMr Davy J one 3,(Dewi Car no.) The series of services passed off vepy successfully. pl.,Nl L"L. The annual meetings in connection with Penuel Welsh Baptist Chapel were held on Safidav last, and continued on Monday even- ing. The special1 preachert for the occasion was the Rev W. S. Jorifes. Lhvynypia. "The rev. gentleman, who is a native of Rhymney, occupies a j pre-eminent position in the denoniin- alion, and his visit to 'his old church r wn.s anticipated with keen interest. There were excellent congregations, and the preaching was of a high order throughout. The services, conducted by the Rev G. Griffiths, the popular pastor, were of a hearty character, the singing being under the condue- torsbip of I3os Naatuielyn, and Mr W. J. Jones, A C. MARRIAGE.—On Thursday morn- ing. the 17th inst., a pretty wedding was solemnised at SL David!i;, Parish Church, the contracting partiei beitig .4.: ■ > ■ji ;1' n.-V » Mr John Eiulyn Jones—elueat sou of Mr W. J. Jones (Church street), and a grandson of the late Mr T E. Jones, builder, and Miss Mary Annie Griffiths, only daughter of the lute Mr David and Mrs Griffiths, II ib street. The bride, who was becomingly attired, was given away by her brother, Mr 1), D. Griffiths. The best man was Mi- Enoch Jones, brother of the bride- groom, and Miss Davies and Miss Blodwen Jones were bridesmaids. The ceremony was performed by the Revs D. Davies (vicar), and John Davies. Subsequently, Mr and Mrs Jones, amid the hearty wishes of numerous friends, returned to the home of the bride's mother, where breakfast was partaken of, and later in the day left for their honeymoon. We wish them a long, happy and prosperous union. CONFIRIfATIO-On Friday even- ing a special service was held at St. David's Parish Church, when the Rev. Bishop Crossley, of Cardiff, ad- ministered the rite of Confirmation upon 86 candidates drawn from the three churches. There was a large congregation, and the solemn cere- mony of laying on of hands was followed with interest by all present. The bishop delivered a very earnest address to the candidates, and ex- horted them to realise the important step they had taken. The vicar and his curates assisted in the service, which was a most impressive one. SERVICES—Sunday last can, with appropriateness,.be described as An- niversary Sunday," as far as Rhym- ney is concerned, by reason of the fact that special services were held in three of the Nonconformist churches. At Jerusalem Welsh Baptist Chapel the officiating minister was the Rev Dan Davies, of Fishguard, who de- livered three stirring discourses to large congregations. In the afternoon the Rev. R. E. Peregrine, B.D. (Zion Chapel) introduced the service, whilst a number of local and visiting minis- ters were also present. The Rev T. E. Williams, the respected pastor, presided at the services, which were continued on Monday evening, and hymns appropriate to the occasion were rendered under the able con- ductorship of Mr W. S. Griffiths, whilst Mr S. J. Thomas presided at the organ. PERFORMANCES. On Wednesday evening a grand performance was given at the Parish Hall of the ora- torio,, David and Jonathan," by the Rhymney Church United Choir, ably conducted by, Mr J. M. Jarman. The production was a very meritorious one and much enjoyed by an appre- ciative audience. The vicar (Rev D. Davies) presided. The choir was assisted by the following artistes:- Soprano, Miss Rhoda Collier, Tre- degar contralto, Miss Ceridwen Price, Rhymney tenor, Mr Morgan J. Edwards, Mountain Ash bass, Mr HumphreytHumphreys, Machynlleth and Mr Edward Wflliapas, whilst effi. cient service was rendered by a,string band oi local instrumentalists. T4 accompanists were supplied by Mr William Evaus. iLDd- bil$S U. Price,' organists of the Parish Church. Ai second perforpiauce was given onf Tbursday evening before another good audience. The chair was taken; on this evening by the Rev. John' Davies. A GOOD SENDOFFr.-Oll Saturday evening, the 5tb inst., a compli-, mentary smoking concert was held at the Workmen's Club, presided c)v, r by Mr George Jones, for the purpose of giving a send-off to Mr Evan Jones, the capable steward of the club, who has been called to the Colours. The popularity of Mr Jones was manifest by the excellent re- sponse on the part of the members to tte testimonial fund out of wjiich a portion was expended in the pur- chase of a gold medal, to be suitably engraved, which would remain a treasured token of the esteem in I which the recipient is held by. his many friends, A very pleasant even-! I r s y'.jg-j .it d t):b:1 :I. ing was spent by a large company, which included representatives from Blackwood, Pontlottyn-, and local clubs. An excellent musical pro- gramme had been arranged, which was contributed to by various mem- bers of the club. Amongst the popular items were appiopriate songs by Mr James Evans, and humorous ditties by Mr A. Gullimore. In presenting the medal to the steward, and a purse of money to Mrs ones, a warm tribute was paid by Mr W. H. Thomas (who himself has seen a deal of military service,and has three sons on active service in the British Army at present) to the efficient manner in which Mr Jones had discharged his duties since bis appointment to the position. These remarks were hear- tily endorsed by Mr Sam Davies, Blackwcod; Mr Thomas Durham, secretary of the club, and Mr J. M. Jarman, of the Band Institute.—Mr Jones suitably responded, and ex- pressed a hop that the anxiety caused by the great conflict, would soon be a thing of the past. An enjoyable evening closed with the singing of the National Anthem,

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