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III-Starred King. MONARCH WHO WAS FUGITIVE IN WALES. Llancaiach Fawr, a fine mansion built in the reign df Queen Elizabeth, has an interesting asso- ciation with the ill-starred King Charles I. One of the wealthiest men in the district, in the 17th century was Colonel Edward Pritchard, Llan- caiach. He was an officer in the army of King Charles 1., High 'Sheriff of Glamorgan in 1638 and a governor of the Town and Castle of Cardiff in 1645. He married Mary Mansell, of Briton Ferry, in 1678. History recalls that after Charles 1. had been defeated in 1645 he fled to Wales in order to raise another army. When retreating from Cardiff to Brecon on August 5th of that year he passed through Gellvgaer. The villagers came forth to greet the sad-faced King, and Colonel Pritchard caffne up and invited him and his followers to din- ner. The invitation was accepted, and the King dined with the Colonel at Llancaiach Fawr. Af- ter dinner the King took his Ira ve and rode along Heol Adam, through Twvn-v-waun and Pengarn- ddu, to Brecon. Shortly afterwards Colonel Pritchard deserted the King and joined Cromwell. His wife, how- ever, remained a Royalist.
If there were any truth in the old superstitions about the luck of black cats, a bride at Llandrin- dod last week should be a supremely happy woman, for she was followed into Holy Trinity Church by a. black ki-tten which had strayed into the grounds. Believers in omens and luck quiok- ly fastened on the incident as a very favourable in- dication. e hope it may prove to be so I
Brecon Free Churches. UNITED INTERCESSION. SERMON BY REV. R. GLYNN THOMAS. A largely attended united meeting for Interces- sion of the Brecon Free Churches was held at the Watton Presbyterian Church on Sunday evening, over which the new pastor, Rev. S. G. Davies, presided. The service throughout was very im- pressive. The chairman having led in prayer, the hymn, "Through the night of doubt and sorrow," was sung, followed by the reading of the Scrip- tures by Rev. R. J. Williams, pastor of the Plough Church. During a period of silent prayer, Mr Davies guided the meditations and interces- sions of the congregation, which concluded by Mr J. Wilding offering a brief prayer. "Praise to our God whose bounteous hand" having been sung, Rev. R. Glynn Thomas, of Kensington Chapel read the "roll of honour" of the Brecon Free Churches, followed by the hymn, "Ten thous- and times ten thousand." The Sermon. Rev. R. Glynn Thomas (Kensington), at the outset of his sermon, on behalf of the Free Churches, expressed the pleasure it gave them to welcome the new pastor of the Watton Church to the town. They had come there, he said, not to dictate to God, but to pray that they might be enabled to submit to His will. How can God answer the prayers of Germany as well as our own? That was the question that troubled many. With God there was no confusion. He decides be- tween the contending prayers according to His own perfect knowledge. He answers the prayers by bringing to pass what is right, whatever it is, and there is only one right. There were circum- stances when a nation dare not, by the truest moral standards, hold back from war, and such was the case now, as far as Britain was concerned. With all horror of war, we surely have a still greater horror of the success of the cause against which we are fighting. Having stated some of the reasons which justified them for believing that this war. as far as Britain was concerned, was a righteous war, Mr Thomas referred to our integ- rity of treaty obligations. Why should we look for commercial integrity if the foundations had been sapped? Why should any one keep a bar- gain if nations are not required to do so? Com- merce and society would join the general chaos, and the world would become ripe for the judgment. This is a fight for truth and truthfulness, for the inviolability of the pledged word. and God is the God of truth, and this is a fight for God. The triumph of Germany would be the triumph of the devil, for he is the father of lies. Britain was fighting against the lust for unholy imperial ex- pansion on the part of Germany. Britain could not, with her far-flung interests and responsibili- ties, stand aside and see a nation with Germany's unscrupulous ideals claim the lordship of Europe and perchance destroy the freedom of the seas which Britain has brought and maintained so sacredly and at such a cost. Britain has held the supremacy of the seas not merely for herself but for every trading nation in the world. She has given her guarantee of good faith towards other nations, not only by her honourable action at all times, but by giving the freedom of her ports to the trade of the world in equal terms to compete unhindered and unhandicapped in her own markets with her own products. "Is there anyone." said Mr Thomas, "who would like to contemplate what would happen if Germany with her vicious ideals of imperial expansion, with her base international morals, stepped into Britain's place? It would make very little difference what people led the world, so long as they represented the noblest and best in character and conduct. Germany had proved herself utterly unfit to lead the world, poli- tically or morally. She knows no law but force. On the other hand we can to-night humbly say that God has given Britain a great mission in the world. No one who has travelled and seen the' colonizing, civilizing and Christianising work of the British race but has felt how great is England's place in the purpose of God among the nations. Britain has her faults, and it is a healthy sign that we so often remind her of them, but these things she has done. She has freed the slave; she, has been the bulwark of justice: and she has digni- fied commerce wherever her flag has gone. She has been mistress of the seas. but she has been this that she might be the servant of all. "Dear- ly must we love thee, we who find in thee a bul- wark for the cause of anen." In conclusion. Mr Thomas said that they believed victory would crown all sacrifices, and our sons and brothers and fathers will not have died in vain. "The world will be a better world when this is over. God is destroying the materialistic idols which were de- grading and arresting the coming of the true superman—strong, tender, merciful, just clothed with reverence. We begin the year, in darkness, yet believing that we are on the side of God. Sal- vation may be nearer than we know. Somewhere behind the darkness the sweet new day of peace is growing and already the grim mountain peaks may be shimmering into the dawn. Pray for vic- tory I Pray that we may receive that victory wor- thily, for it will have been bought with the blood of our Bravest and our Best I" The chairman in thanking Mr Thomas for the timely message, expressed his gratitude for the cordial welcome which had been extended to him. The meeting concluded with the singing of the National Anthem, Miss Herbert being the organist.
Cefn Burning Fatality. MAGISTRATE REBUKES MOTHER. Sarah Jones, a young married woman, of Field street, Cefn-CAed, Merthyr, was, on Thursday, fined 39/- (or 14 days) at the local court for not providing sufficient protection to guard against the risk of her child being burnt or scalded, and as a result of which John Jones, aged 18 months, was killed. P.s. Davies stated that lie visited the house on December 2nd and found the body of defendant's son lying on the lfoor in the back kitchen before a roaring fire. The child's feet were burnt to a cinder, and, when questioned, said that when she returned from doing some shopping she found the house full of smoke and the child dead. There was no fireguard in the;; house. Defendant I have had a guard since, sir. The chairman (Col. J. J. Jones) remarked that it was a very serious matter, and the child had been lost through carelessness in not providing a fireguard.
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I Talyllyn Funeral. I THE LATE MRS PRICE. TYLEGLAS. I We regret to record the death of Mrs Price, widow of Mr Price, Tyleglas, Velindre, Llanfi- hangel Talyllyn, which occurred, after a brief illness, on the 26th ult. The deceased lady, who' was 65 years of age, had resided in the parish for a few years, during which time she made many friends. The deepest sympathy is felt with the relatives and her son who is now serving in I France. The funeral, on Thursday, was largely attended. Rev. T. C. Richards conducted the service at the house, and at Talgarth churchyard, where the re- j mains were interred, the Vicar of Talgarth offi- ciated, assisted by the Rev. T. C. Richards. The chief mourners were Mr and Mrs W. Price (son and daughter-in-law), and Mr W. J. Price j (grandson). Kenng Hill; Mr and Mrs T. Price! (son and daughter-in-law), and Cyril and Maude (grandchildren), Ebbw Vale; Mr Roger Price (son), Dowlais: Mrs and Mr W. Lloyd (daughter and son-in-law), and Violet Lloyd (grandchild), Llanfihangel; Mrs and Mr A. Price (daughter and son-in-law), Vennyfach: Mrs and Mr D. H. Jones (daughter and son-in-law), Llanfihangel; Miss Dot Price (daughter), Llanfihangel; Mrs Winter, Llanfihangel; one son serving his country in France; Mr and Mrs W. Prosser, Llangorse; Mr and Mrs J. Powell (brother and sister-in- law), Llangattock; Mr S. Powell (brother), Llan- saintffraed Mr A. Powell (brother), Ebbw Vale; Mr and Mrs G. Day (sister and brother-in-law), Newport: Mr and Mrs Gillingham (niece and nephew), Abertillery: Mr and Mrs Barriss (niece and nephew), Abertillery; Mr and Mrs W. Powell (nephew and niece), Abertillery; Mr and Mrs M. Morgan (niece and nephew), Crickhowell: Mr and Mrs J. Price (brother and gister-in-law), Tal- garth: Mr T. Price- (brother-in-law), Trevitha; Mr and Mrs W. Price (nephew and niece), Pen- rallt; 'Mr and Mrs J. Price (nephew and niece), Kenfig Hill: Mr W. Price (nephew), Kenfig Hill; Mr J. Price (nephew), Kenfig Hill; Miss G. Price (niece), Talgarth: Misses G. and L. Price (nieces), Talgarth; Mr and Mrs S. Jones (niece and nephew), Pontlottyn; Mrs Andow (cousin). Cardiff. The bearers were Messrs. T. I. Powell I (Llanfihangel), T. Wilson (Talyllyn), H. Jones (Bank Shop. Talgarth). and D. Evans (Stores, Talgarth). Wreaths were sent from the following :—Lottie and Jim; Mr Evans, Talgarth; New Hoad fam- ily, Talgarth: Alfred and grand-children; Tom, Elizabeth and family: Roger, Annie and family; I Martha and David; Bill, Jenny and Violet; Wil- William. Elizabeth and children; Mrs E. Davies; Mr and Mrs Hobby: Mr Mills, J.P., Talgarth: Mrs Winter; and Mrs F. Davies. 1906
Heyope Concert. SUCCESSFUL AND VARIED PROGRAMME. i A very interesting and successful concert, ar- ranged in aid of Belgian refugees and the Red Cross funds, was held in the schoolroom, Heyope, on the 27th ult. It was well attended and the various, items were thoroughly enjoyed by those present. Rev. E. Lewis Jones (rector) was chairman, and the duties of accompanist were efficiently carried out by Miss Gough, Knighton. Appended is the programme—Part I Piano- forte solo. Miss 0. C-igugli sketch, "Josephine," j Miss Starbuck Williams, Rectory, and Miss Ethel Powell. This was a popular iten). and caused roars of laughter. (The acting of the two young ladies merited the greatest praise); song, "When Irish eyes are smiling," Miss Lewis, Station House; song, "John Barleycorn," Mr T. Bayliss, Castle Gardens: sketch. "First prize," in which the characters were taken by the following "Lottie," Miss Janet Clee, Pentrusco. "Nancy," Miss Blod- wen Evans, School House, "Minnie," Miss Ada. Price. Lower Hall: "Elsie," Miss Lucy Lewis, Rectory. -Mrs Longwind," Miss Ethel Powell, The Cote: "Lady Laburnum." Miss K. Stedman, Sunnvside, "Mrs Brown," Miss Bessie Hamer, Lower House. This was the chief item of the pro- gramme and was loudly applauded, and, where every one did their best, it would be invidious to particularise; song. Keep the home fires burning." Miss Lewis and Miss Hamer: solo, "Remembiance," Miss Gough. Part II Pianoforte solo, Miss Iris Gough: quartette, "Little Tommy went a-fishing," Messrs. J. Jones, J. Davies, J. Edwards and A. Davies; glee. "Dashing on before the gale," Mr Bayliss and party; solo, "Sing, sing 'birds on the wing." Miss 0. Gough; quartette. "Call, John," Messrs. Jones. Davies, Edwards and Davies, en- cored and responded with "Soldiers brave and gal- lant be"; sketch, "Break it gently"; "Widow Bangs," Miss Ethel Powell, "Mrs Carrington" (squire's wife). Miss Winnie Lewis: solo, "Mary Lee," Mr Bayliss glee, 'Tis night on the south- ern mountains." Mr Bayliss and party: song, "Algernon, go on," Miss Lewis. The chairman thanked all those who so kindly helped to make the entertainment such a great suc- cess. Til *sin,oring of the National Anthem brought the proceedings to a close.
Penybont Competitions. ROCK BAPTIST OHAPEL ANNUAL. The chief event on Christmas Day in this neigh- bourhood was the annual tea and competitive meeting at the Book Baptist Chapel. At the schoolroom the ta-Ilyles were presided over by the following :—Mrs Preece and Miss Fanny Evans; Misses Agnes and Nellie Jones, The Firs: Mrs Lewis, Fferem, and Miss Christine Davies. As the day wore on, a large number patronised the tea tables, the entertainment at the chapel com- mencing shortly after 7.30, when the chair was taken by the Rev. James Jones, Baptist minister, Llandrindod Wells. The programme was opened with an overture on the pianoforte by the accom- panist, Miss Gladys Morgan, after which prayer was offered by the chairman. After the introduc- tory address 'by the chairman, the programme was proceeded with as follows :-Sc-lection by the choir; temperance recitation, Miss Florrie Pinches; solo competition, for children under 16. "A sinner for- given," from sacred songs and solos, two com- peting, prize awarded to Miss Maggie Evans..The other competitor, ,Miss Mary Owen, also received a prize. solo, Mr Barker Jones, Newbridge (encor- ed) duet, Miss Williams and Miss Gertie Phil- lips; anthem, "And there were shepherds" (Per- kins) by the choir; novice solo, two entries, prize divided between 'Miss Maggie Evans and Miss Mary Owen, the only two competitors; quartette, Mr Owen Jones and party; extempore speech, seven competing, prize awarded to Miss Gladys Davies; duet, Misses Gladys Morgan and Gladys Davies solo, Mr Barker Jones (encored); selection by the choir; reciting the 8th Psalm, one compe- titor, Miss Maggie Evans, to whom the prize was awarded; rendering the hymn tune, "Hark the herald angels sing" (8 voices), two parties com- peting, led by Mr James Davies and Mr Owen Jones respectively, the prize being divided; quar- tette, Mr T. Williams and party; Russian National Anthem, the choir: finale, God save the King. The adjudicator was Mr Rhys R. Williams, Llandrindod Intermediate school, whose awards and valuable remarks in the course of his adjudi- cations gave great satisfaction. The Rock choir was led bv Mr Owens, the var- ious pieces rendered being very" appropriate and much appreciated by the large audience. Mr Bar- ker Jones rw-as -well received, to which he twice re- sponded. The accompanist. Miss Gladys Morgan, very ably fulfilled her duties throughout. An in- teresting and successful entertainment was brought to a close with the usual votes of thanks.
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< Bullth Social Club. I WHIST DRIVE AND DANCE. I The annual whist-drive and dance, in con- nection with Builth Social Club, took place at the Drill Hall, Builth Wells, on Wednesday. The event was largely attended and proved a success. Winners of the drive were :—Ladies 1, Miss West (Builth Road); 2, Mr Howard H. Lewis, (who took a lady's part); and consolation, Miss Emily Williams (Glanwye). Gentlemen 1, Mr Evan L. Jones; 2, Mr H. F. Phillips; and con- eolation, Mr W. H. Price. At an interval, refreshments were provided, un- der the supervision of Mrs J. M. Smiles, who was assisted by Miss Eva Handley, Miss F. Bradley. Miss Davies (Dolgarreg), Miss Purvis (Dolgar- reg), Miss B. Harris. Miss M. James (Lans- downe), Misses Annie and Alice Davies, and Mrs A. Morrow (Dolberthog). The provisions were kindly given by the inhabitants of the town. Subsequently, dancing was engaged in, and was sustained with spirit until 3.30 a.m. The duties of M.C. 's were discharged bv Messrs. W. R. Whislay, Evan L. Jones and Howard H. Lewis. Piano-accomaniments were played by Miss Gertie Jones (Brookland House, Builth Wells) and Miss V. Eanes (Litchfield House, Builth Wells), a Bel- gian refugee. Proceeds were to augment the funds of the So- cial Club.
Children's Corner BY UNCLE TOM." ?4t BY UNCLE TOM." -W- A. v Vv v V„ v V^ v Y> v Y^ v V^ v¥^ Ofc A Ok Ok Vk dfr A aJU -O* «f* "f* Brecon, January 4th, 1916. My dear nephews and nieces.—As I have not yet received the letters and essays hack from the examiners, I em unable to announce the result of December's competition this week. The full list will, however, appear in next issue. The compe- titions were a great success, especially the essay on the "Christmas Customs of Brecon and Radnor." I have received a most encouraging letter from a head-teacher, and have much pleasure in publish- ing it below. I am delighted to learn our column is recognised, by a practical teacher, to be of some help to the boys and girls in their school-work. Now, I trust all my nephews and nieces will ex- perience a very happy New Year. Your affectionate. UNCLE TOM. [COPY OF LETTER.] Dear Uncle Tom,—Allow me to express my ap- preciation of your splendid and educational com- petitions. May they long continue! Local geo- graphy and the study of place-names have long been my favourite study. On Friday afternoons it has been my custom to encourage children to ■bring a place-name to be explained. By this means we have a long list of local names with their meanings. The children can now intelligent- ly place an English equivalent to a Welsh name. Local geography has a place in the school cur- rictiluin. Each week a lesson, which is very popu- lar, is given on Radnor or Brecon. The inspector has expressed his appreciation of the idea, and has recommended various books on the subject. Your competition has done more than ever I could have done, to promote a spirit of friendly rivalry in the school among my older children. It has improved their writing 50 per cent., and has increased their idea of keeping to the subject in hand. Careless- ness is now a thing unknown and a mistake in spelling a crime. Dictionaries are diligently search- ed before a doubtful word is written. When a lesson is given the children take down brief notes and these are utilised to write an essay. The essay is written by every child in the class. I then choose albout 6 of the 'best to reproduce .their essay on foolscap to send in. Your competitions have encouraged the love of local geography among the children, which is a fine thing in itself. Again expressing my .appreciation and wishing you and your publication a bumper 1916. I remain, Yours faithfully, H. K. LUPTON." I
Late Mr Marmaduke Howell. I FUNERAL AT BUILTH WELLS. I The funeral of Mr Marmaduke George Howell. The Strand, Builth Wells, took place at St. Mary's Church, Builth Wells, on Wednesday morning. The obsequies was of a private charac- ter, being attended only 'by relatives, tenants, em- ployees and a few personal friends of the deceased gentleman. The cortege was met at the churchyard gate by Revs. S. H. Wenham (vicar of Builth), D. Lewis Davies (rector of Llanelwedd), H. Davies (vicar of Llanganten) and D. Hughes Richards. B.A. (cur- ate of Builth). Rev. D. Lewis Davies conducted the service in church, and Rev. S. H. Wenham read the committal rites. Mourners were Mr George Howell, Mr Rowland Howell and Capt. F. D. Gwynne Howell (sons). The remains were carried to the grave by Messrs T. S. Hamer (Llanelwedd farm), E. S. Davies (High street), A. Edwards (Park farm), Evan Vaughan (Park road), T. R. Worthington (White Horse Hotel), T. Harry Jones (Dolgerddon). T. Havard (Danygraig Cottage) and R T. Hawkins (Penmaenau). On the shield of the unpolished oak coffin, with heavy brass casket fittings, was engraved "Mar- maduke George Howell, born ,4th October 1825, died 23rd December, 1915." The 'deceased gen- tleman rwas laid to rest in the bricked grave of his wife, which was beautifully lined with moss and whit-e flowers by Mr Thomas Williams, verger of St. Mary's Church. The funeral arrangements were discharged by Mr Walter J. Lewis (under- taker, Builth Wells.) Among the tenants, employees and friends pres- ent were Messrs. R. T. Hawkins (Penmaenau), Evan Price (Gellycadwgan), T. S. Hamer (Llanel- wedd farm), H. T. Price (Lion Hotel), D. F. H. Williams (Llanfair House), Thomas Edwards (Park farm), H. T. Price (Greyhound' Hotel). Arthur Edwards (Park farm), Walter F. Phillips (Woodlands), W. Gwynne, bailiff (White House). T. R. Worthington (White Horse Hotel), Edwin Stanton Davies (High street, Builth Wells), Ern- est Evans (Gate House), T. Havard (Danygraig Cottage), J. Weale (Crossway Cottage), T. Harry Jones (Dolgerddon), David Thomas (London and Provincial Bank, Builth Wells)* Evan Vaughan (Park Road), Dr. E. M. Spencer, and Messrs. Arthur, Jones, McDonald and Gatfbett. Several floral tributes were placed on the grave.
Pontfaen Competitions. I IN AID OF PENOYRE WAR HOSPITAL. I The annual competitive meeting at Pontfaen was held on the 27th ult. The inclemency of the weather prevented many from attending, and hence the number of competitors in the different items were very few. The chair was occupied by the pastor. Rev. O. J. Davies. The adjudicators on music and literature were Mr Evan Evans. Brecon, and Rev. T. J. Williams, B.A., B.D., Upper Chapel. The duties of secretary and treasurer were carried out by Messrs. D. J.Morgan, Ynismynach. and C. B. Owen, Post Office. The list of awards are as follows :—Solo for children under 12, "Go bury thy sorrow," 1. Mr Gwyn Jones, Pentre, Merthyr Cynog: recitation for children under 12. "Only a bahv small," 1, recitation .for children Sylvia Hando, Pontfaen: recitation for children under 16, "Beth all plentyn wnend," Ceinwen Williams, Coedgennau: solo for children under 16, "Yr eneth ddall," Hannah Jones, Glandwr; recitation, under 16. "The charge of the Light Brigade," 1. Sylvia Hando, Pontfaen. and 2. Alice Williams, Ynisgvfarch soprano solo, "Hen iaith fv mum," Miss M. A. Davies. Llandilofan: duet, "Ein Rhvddid yw ein corou," Miss M. A. Davies and Mr John Davies. Blaengwy (sopraho and bass); bass solo, "Cymru Fad," Mr D. Price, Llwyncoed: open recitation, "Rhenzi to the Rom- ans," Miss Blodrwen I. Morgan. Ynismynach; tenor solo, "Rwyn 'Mynd," Mr W. Williams, Finnant; quartette, "For ever with the Lord," Miss Gertrude Owen and party. Pontfaen: open recitation (Welsh), "Mr Moody y fam a'r plen- tvn," Mr W. Rees. Pencrug. Brecon: answering, nine questions, Mr David Williams, Ynisgyfarch: glee, "I'r ffynon ger fy mwth." Mi- J. Davies and party. Pontfaen; hymn tune. "Pen lan." Misses Owen and Williams. An interesting meeting was closed with the singing of "Hen wlad fy nhadau, the solo be- taken bv Mr Evan Evans. Many of the competitors generously returned the money value of their prizes towards the Penovre War Hospital, to which the proceeds qf the meeting went.
i -m_ The Art of Louis Raemaekers. I I. Not thine the task with tender ruth To tilt at ills that people feign; To sacrifice eternal truth On epigram's high-altar slain. Nor thine with jaundiced wit again To teach a weary world its part; But thine Raemaekers to arraign A Kaiser with avenging art. ii. And fair lands scarred with sword and shard, The flow'rs of God shall heal again, The Future's eyes shall yet regard Through art of thine a monster's bane. Those lines pourtraying Belguim's loss, (More poignant than a Premieres plea) Shall lash the Kaiser to a cross, I —The cross of deathless infamy. í G. R. THOMAS, B.Sc.
I Pantydwr Concert. CHILDREN'S PRIZES. MAYOR OF BRECON PRESIDES. A tea and concert were held at the Assembly Hall, Pantvdwr, on Thursday, in connection with the Green Chapel Sunday School, when a large number attended. That being the first ven- ture in this direction, the efforts of those in charge were well rewarded. The tea was kindly' given by Mr and Mrs E. W. Jones, Garmon View. The prizes given to the children were also collected by them, and the success of the concert was entirely due to the worthy J.P., who takes such interest and pains in training the choristers and reciters. Pantydwr should feel proud of their leader. Due praise should be given to the following, who so ably assisted, viz.. Messrs. J.\P. Ingram, T. Aber, W. Lewis, The Stores, and T. Lewis. Pyllau, to Miss Lewis, Garmon View, who collected gifts from friends, and Miss Matilda Ingram for so ably presiding at the organ. The Mayor of Brecon (Councillor G. T. Jones) presided and delivered an excellent address. The programme was as follows :—New Christ- mas carol, carol party, conducted by Mr E. W. Jones, J.1).: recitation, "Jesus loves me." Mary Lewis; recitation. "Battle of Blenheim." Howard Morgan; "Who shall sing, if not the children?" juvenile party; recitation, "The last salute," Dor- ris Davies; duet, "Wrap the flag around me, boys," Master Price and W. George; duet, "Only Just," Maud and Oswald Webb: recitation, "My mother," Peggie and Jeri Jones; trio, "We are colliers," Messrs. Meredith, Rees and Lewis (en- cored) recitation, "Faithful rabbit," David Powell; chorus, "Babe in the Manger," carol party; recitation, "Belgium," Ivor G. Jones, re- citation, "In the Trenches," Kinsey Morgan (Rhayader); chorus, "Babe of Bethlehem," juven- ile party; recitation, "Can God hear me?" Mary Powell; recitation. "The lost found," Lalla Evans: solo, "0 tender and sweet," Matilda Lewis: recitation, "The little cloud," Willie George; recitation, "A song of the road," Maud Bebb; trio. "Three brothers. Meredith, Rees and Lewis; recitation, "The day," Henry Rees: reci- tation, "British freedom," Bert Lewis; chorus, "Bing out the bells," carol party; recitation, "Our Boy," Oswald Bebb; recitation, "Somebody's darling," Clara Watkins; chorus, "Suffer the chil- dren." juvenile party; recitation, "Torpedoed," Maggie Powell; presentation of prizes by the chairman solo, "Deathless Army," E. Rees; re- citations, "Gam:- of life," and "Lesson of the mill" (encored), Madoc Fychan; chorus, "Closing hymn," carol party: Christmas tree awards, and "God save the King." First prizes (51) :Alaggie Lewis, Pyllau, "Dad's Dorothy": John Walter Powell" Victoria Cottage. "How we got our Bible; Willie George, Baileyhaulwen, "The boy who never lost a chance": Ivor Gordon Jones, Bryn, "From boy- hood to manhood": and Pryce George, Bailey- haulwen. "A key to unlock the Bible." Second prizes (50) :—Jeri-Jones, Garmon View, "The faithful promiser," and David Powell. Vic- toria Cottage, "Bible tales." Third prizes (49) :-Peggy Jones, Garmon View, "The torch of guidance to the mystery of redemption: Thomas Lewis. Pyllau. "Morning at the Mercy Seat": Maggie Rees, Pentulcae, "Mol- ly Brown"; Gwladys Lewis, Green, "Two girls in a siege"; and Howard Morgan, Pantydwr Sta- tion. "Tom, Dick and Harry." Fourth prize (47) :-Mary Lewis, Pyllau, "Christie Redfern's Troubles*" Consolation prizes :—Rachel Lewis, Mary E. Powell, Tilda Lewis, Ann Powell, Maggie Powell, May Powell. Maud Powell, M. J. Jones, Katie Powell, May Watkin, Maud Bebb, Sallie Ed- wards, Mary Dorris Davies. Mary Lewis, Walter Lewis, Arthur Kinsey, Ivor Watkin, Oswald Bebb, Cyril Bennett. David John George, John Powell, Evan Powell, Edwin Lewis, Teddie Jones, Gordon Powell, Gordon Lewis, Willie Lewis, J. L. Rees, Gerald Morgan, John E. Jones, Albert Davies, Verney Rees, Thomas Dav- ies, Lalla Evans and Clara Williams.
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RELIGION IN WALES. (By AB Siexcyn.j 7. That no Christian should marry a relative within the 6th degree, and that no one should marry a nun or a divorced woman. 8. If anyone refuse to pay tithes, the king's officer, the bishop, the priest and the lord of the manor are to take the tithe by force and pay it to whom it is due, and leave the 9th part to the owner, but the 8 other parts are to be shared by the bishop and lord of the manor. 9. Peter's pence are to be paid as they 'become due. 10. If the first fruits are not paid on St. Mar- tin' s Day, the fine will be 11 times as much to be paid to the bishop and 220/- to the. king. 11. If a nobleman has a church and cemetery on his manor he must contribute to that church one-third of his tithes and pay a tribute to the mother church from each liouse in which dwells a freeman. 12. That offerings be made three times annual- ly towards lighting the churches. 13. That a payment be made when land is cut for burial. 14. That the holy days and fast days of the church are to be observed. 15. That no markets be opened on the Sabbath, ¡ neither should anyone engage in hunting on the Holy Day. I 16. That fast days be observed in Lent, Ember Week. Whitsuntide, on the 14th September and 15th December, and in the evenings of the days consecrated to the Holy Virgin and the Apostles; except Easter, and from Christmas to the 8th day of Epiphany. 17. No one was to take oaths on the holy days, no judgments were to be declared in the courts from a month before Christmas to the 8th day of Epiphany, and from the 3rd Sunday before Lent to the 15th day after Easter. 19. All are urged to love God and keep His commandments, to learn the creed and the Lord's Prayer, which in 7 petitions contains everything necessary for this life and the life to come. All were to abstain from mortal sins, and if any one transgress he is to reform himself according to the direction of the priest. All are to abstain from prostitution, adultery and all uncleanness, and to keep in mind the exactness of the last judg- nient. 20. Lastly, the bishops and pastors were to be urged to be watchful over their flock, to preach healthy doctrines, and to lead exemplary lives. Joseph, the bishop of Llandaf, distressed by the negligence of parents to train their children in the principles of the Christian religion, and disgusted by the immorality that prevailed in all parts of his bishopric as a result of this parental neglect, or- dered that no work was to be done on the Sab- bath, the priests were to teach the youug to read I' the Scriptures 'without pay or reward, and to live peacefully with all men. Joseph also improved the way in which the days of the patron sair.ts were observed, and ordered that no work was to be performed on such days, but that the day was to be spent in prayer, giving alms, a devotional remembrance of God and the saints, and in per- forming praiseworthy deeds. "Tradition says that Joseph was a wise man, devout and scholarly. After he had served as 'bishop of Llandaf for 20 years and filled a busy life with good deeds, he died near Rome while on a pilgrimage to that city. Soon after Gruffydd ab Llewelyn had brought Gynedd under his rule, the Saxons and Danes in- vaded S. Wales. Gruffydd, a young prince full of heroism, met and defeated them at Rhydygrog, on the banks of the Severn. After this victory he returned to Gwynedd, and then marched with an army to S. Wales, and burnt Llanbadarn-fawr to the ground. Hywel, the prince of S. Wales, afraid of losing his territory, succeeded to persuade Ed- win, the brother of Leofric, Earl of Chester, to bring an army of Saxons and Danes to assist him against Gruffydd. Gruffydd met them and de- feated them with great slaughter, and Hywel had to flee for his life. Hywel, after re-arranging and reinforcing his army, made another attempt to re- gain his lost territory. He took his wife with him to the battlefield so that she would be present to rejoice with him in the victory he felt sure was going to fall to his share. When Gruffydd heard of this he made a quick march from Gwynedd to the South, met Hywel at Pencader, in Carmar- thenshire, and crushed Hvwel and his forces. Hywel, with great difficulty, escaped, but his wife was taken prisoner. Though Gruffydd was an able and brave leader and wasndowed with many vir- tues. when he won this last fight he "became very haughty and proud. Instead of behaving like an honourable prince and protecting the honour of the woman he had captured, he allowed himself to be fascinated by her beauty and took her with him to be his mistress. His action greatly distressed the godly men of that time. They endeavoured to persuade Gruffydd to relinquish his evil designs, but failed. Hywel, filled with grief at the loss he had suffered, made another attempt to win back his wife, prestige and territory. Gruffydd won another sweeping victory, in which Hywel was killed and the greater part of Iiis army destroyed. (To be continued.)
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I MAESYRHELEM ANNUAL I "COME TO STAY." r TEA AND CONCERT. On Christmas Day a splendid tea and concert were held at Maesyrhelem Chapel. The function was as popular and attractive as in pre- vious years, and Maesyrhelem was the Mecca of Llanbadarn-Fynydd, Velindre, Cwmgwyn, Llaith- du, Llananno, Bwlchsarnau and Llanbister. We can safely predict that the Christmas tea and con- cert have come to stay. Deft hands had been diligently working, decorating the schoolroom with holly, ferns and flowers, the former giving a Yule- tide touch to the event. The following ladies pre- sided at the tables :—Table 1, Mrs Nicholls, Maesyrhelem, and Mrs James, Gwenlas; table 2, Mrs Watson, Lletherinwent, and the Misses Watson; table 3, 'Miss Price, New House, and Miss Price, Bryngwyn; and table 4. Mrs D. A. Stephens, The Shop, and Mrs J. Price (Eskir- wndon). Mrs Kinsey, Gwarcae, Mrs Jones. Wharf House, and Mrs Jones, The Village, super- intended the cutting of cake, etc., Mr T. Jones. Chapel House, boiled the water for the occasion, while Mr J. Price, Bryngwyn, and Mr Kinsey, Gwarcae, rendered valuable services by taking tic- kets at the door. Mr D. A. Stephens catered, and the provisions supplied were all that could be de- sired. In the evening, a concert was held in the chapel, presided over by the Pastor. The spacious build- ing was packed to its utmost capacity. Append- ed is the programme :—Anthem, Comfort ye my people," choir; solo (selected), Miss Powell, Peny- bont; anthem, "Thou good and faithful servant," choir; quartette, "God is a Spirit," Miss Davies II and party, Penybont; solo,"The Captain's Bride," Mrs Williams, The Manse; solo (selected), Mr T. James, Felindre; "Hiraeth," Maesyrhelem Male; Voice Party; recitation, Miss Davies, Brook Cot- j tage: "God shall wipe away all tears," choir; solo (selected) Miss Powell, Penybont; solo, "The soldier boy," Mr Evan Watson; quartette. "Soft and low," Mr Davies and party, Penybont: dia- logue. Miss Edith Watson and party: solo and an- them, Miss Hamer, Crachell, and the choir: ( "Marseilles," Maesyrhelem Male Voice Party; re- citation, Miss Davies; solo, Miss Powell, Peny- j bont; anthem, "Where is He that is born the King of the Jews?" choir; solo, Miss James. Gwenlas; Welsh National Anthem, "Hen Wlad I fy Nhadau," the Chairman, the audience joining in the chorus in English: and solo and anthem, j Miss Hamer, Crachell, and the choir. Every item was excellently given, well deserving the vociferous applause accorded to the soloists and reciters. The choir, under the baton of Mr D. A. Stephens, sang in a very artistic manner. The accompanist for the evening was Mrs R. Thomas, Criggin. The Pastor proposed a cordial vote of thanks to all the soloists, special mention being made of the Penybont quartette party, Mr T. i James, Felindre, who was in fine form, of Miss Davies, to the ladies who presided at the tables, Mrs Thomas, the organist, and to Mr D. A. Stephens, Mr P. Kinsey, and Mr T. Watson, Drainllwynhir, the organisers of the concert. The tea and concert were pronounced as one of the best ever held at Maesyrhelem. The proceeding ter- minated with the singing of the Doxology.
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