Services for Sunday Next. TABERNACLE Cong. church. Aberdare. Services at 11 and 6. Sunday School at 2.30. Preacher, Rev, J. M. Jones. M.A., (pastor.) HIGHLAND Place Unitarian Church Jt_jL Aberdare. Services at 11 and 6. Sunday School, 2.30.—Preacher, Rev. M. EVANS.
Hirwain. TABERNACLE,—The Rev. E. Walter Thomas, Cefn Coed, was the officiating minister at this place of worship on Sun- day last and his edifing sermons were greatly appreciated. PRESENTATION,—Mrs. B. Wintle, the respected daughter of the late Mrs. L. Hopkins, Locomotive Inn, was presented recently with a silver tray bearing a suit- able inscription on the occasion of their marriage, by the Hirwain Cork Club. Mr. Tom Rees, Long Row, presided and the presentation was made on behalf of the club by Mr. Rees Powell in a well chosen address, for which the recipient feelingly responded. MINISTERIAL,—We understand that the Rev. T, H. John, Wesleyan Minister, Kendal, Westmoreland, and eldest son of our respected townsman Mr. Chas. John (platform inspector of the G.W.R,) has been transferred to the Cowbridge Circuit and will commence his ministerial duties on Sunday next. During the 18 months or so, of Mr. John's ministeral career he has greatly endeared himself to his congregation, and has shown exceptional ability as a preacher and scholar, and during his short stay at Kendal he was extremely popular, and was looked upon by his denomination, as one of their moat popular, and promising young preachers. To mark their appreciation of Mr. John's services, the friends and congregation of Kendal, decided to present him on his departure from the town, and with this view a farewell meeting was held, which was largely attended, when the rev. gentleman was presented with a beauti- ful illuminated address, and a purse of gold which contained ACIS, as a small token of respect and esteem in which he was held. AI stated above the meeting was attended by several representing other religious bodies who in their addresses expressed regret at the departure of the rev. gentleman from the town, as his ohristiin character, and his cultured sermons, had proved him a great power during his short stay. We feel sure that his numerous friends and acquaintances here will be delighted to hear of Mr. John's success, and wish him further successes in his new sphere of labour.
Aberdare. Value for Money.—For up-to-date Hats and Caps, also Suits to measure (fit and style guaranteed), go to J. A. Evans, the noted Hat Shop, Constitutional Build- ings, Canon Street. OBITUARY.—Mr. Evan Evans, Pem- I'rO-k-U-t-t, -dipa on Tuparlay. Thu do- Ceased had been employed at Halewood's Boot Factory for many years. DljiATH.—After a lingering illness, Mr George Harris, Seymour-street, passed away on Tuesday. He had been em- ployed for many years as a baker at Mr. John Williams, Cardiff-street. FOOTBALL.—At a meeting of the Aberdare Crescents A.F.C. held on Tues- day last at the Commercial Hotel, the following officers were elected for the en- suing season:—Chairman, Mr. W. J. Da vies; treasurer, Mr. Jack Donovan; hon. sec., Mr. Ivor Thomas. The team have been successful in obtaining the use of the Athletic Grounds on alternate Saturdays. CONCERT.-A complimentary concert to Mr. Llew Jones, the renowned tenor, will be held on Tuesday evening, Sept. 19, at the Constitutional Hall. Mr. rones intends joining Mr. John Broad's Uoyal Rhondda Male Voice Party on a visit, to the United States. A splendid l.i at of artistes has been engaged, and there ought to be a good attendance. PERSONAL.-The Rev. C., A. H. Green, B.D., Vicar, and Mrs. Green, left on Konday for the Continent, where they intend spending their holidays during September. ST. ELVAN'S.—At the 11 o'clock ser- vice on Sunday morning the "Te J)Pllln" was sung to-Elliott in D, and an earnest sermon was preached by the Rev. Hy. Thomas, B.A.; text, Luke x, 9.. In the afternoon there, was. a chil- service conducted by the Vicar. At the evening" sea-vice the Canticles were sung to Clare in D. and the tenon was pieached by the. Vicar. Mr W. H. Webb was at the organ. MUSICAL.—In the recent school examinations of the Associated Board of the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music, we are pleased to see the name of Miss Cecilia C. James, daugbte) of Mr Taliesin James, R.A.M., and Mis James, Hawthorne House, who passed successfully in the elementary stage of singing. OBITUARY.On Wednesday of last week the death of Mr John Thomas, Mary street, occurred after a long illness, at the age of 68. Deceased had been em- ployed for a great number of years as winding-engineman at No. 9 pit, and was well respected by his fellow-workmen. Mr Thomas had been a faithful member of Bethania Calvinistic Methodist Church .1 for nearly 50 years. References were made at the evening service at Bethania by Messrs Jno. Morgan and John Isaac, Sunday school superintendents, to the deceased's work in connection- with the Sunday school and other work in the fur- therance of the gospel. The organist, Mr Beddoe Stephens, played the" Dead March," (Saul). The funeral took place on Monday when a large number of deceased's friends came to pay the last tribute of respect. The officiating min- ister was the Rev W. 0. Powell. The Bethania Sunday school were represented by the superintendents. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Messrs J. Morgan k Son, Ltd.
J Cwmbach. SAD ACCIDENT.—On Sunday night, whilst Mr. Griff Davies was following his employment as timberman at Lletty Shenkin Colliery, he got under a journey of trams with the result that his foot was cut clean off.
Abemman. TEA.—On Monday last the first annual tea party in connection with the Dewrion Cynon Tent and Lily Glan Cynon branches of the Independent Order of Rechabites was held at Saron Hall. The caterer was Mr William Hill, Aberaman, who laid out the tables in an excellent manner to the satisfaction of all. In the evening a concert was held, at which Mr Henry Evans presided. The program consisted of the follow- ing. Pianoforte solo, Mr William R. Gingell; soprano solo, Miss Lizzie G. Jenkins recitation, Oliver E. Williams address by Mr Daniel Jones, C.R., Duty of members as Rechabites"; pianoforte solo, Mr William R. Gingell; address by the chairman to the Juvenile Members. The duties of Secretary and Treasurer were carried out by Messrs David Lewis and Joseph Thomas respec" tively. 4
Cwmaman. If in need of artificial teeth don't fot get to consult Messrs. Shipway antf Williams, Mountain Ash, who visit Cwsmman every Tuesday from 2 to pm., opposite the Co-operttive Stores
Mountain Ash. TRIM AND WELL BUILT are the Suits of Clothes made by Tom Davies, Commercial-street, Mountain Ash. Try them. MORE MOUNT MARKSMEN. We are pleased to note that Pte. Geo. L, Stcne, Mountain Ash, secured. 3rd prize, value £ 4, at the Welsh Bisley Meeting at Conway. Corpf. W. P. Reynish (Miskin) also secured a prize, value t2. Their re- spective scores were 96 and 95 out of a possible 105, at 200, 500, and 600 yards, bergt. D. E. Lewis and Lanee-Sergt. Alf. Howells also secured minor prizes. RHOS CHAPEL.—At the meeting held last Sunday evening at the above place of worship, reference was made to the death of their late pastor, the Rev. T.* T. Hughes. A resolution was unanimously passed according to Mrs. Hughes a, vote of condolence in her sad bereavement. The secretary, Mr. W. Prcbert, was in structed to convey the above message to Mrs. Hughes and to the other relatives. at Llanybyther. At the same meeting two of the deacons were appointed to re- present the church at the funeral. Messrs. D. Thomas and Isaac Herbert were chosen.
Penrhiwceiber. Neatest patterns, up-to-date style, pleasing to the eye and moderate in price. Well-fitting suits to suit all pockets at Tom Davies, Commercial-street, Moun- tain Ash. BETHEI,On, Sunday, a young man named Robert Thomas, 3, Vauglian- terrace, occupied the, pulpit of Bethel Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, and delivered excellent sermons. There were large congregations, and the collections, which were in aid of the chapel funds, were good.
Abercynon. I.L.P.—A meeting under the auspices of the Independent Labour Party. will be held at the Workmen's Hall to fonn a branch of the I.L.P. on Wednesday night, September 4. SUCCESS.—We congratulate the local Ambulance Corp upon their excellent work. They won the first prize in the open ambulance competition at. the Troedyrtaiw Show on Monday. INTERMENT.—On Tuesday afternoon the mortal remains of Gladys, the daugh- ter of Mr. George Brown, Carnetown, were interred at the Abercynon Ceme- tery. Mudli sympathy is felt for the family in their bereavement. CLARION VAN.—The Clarion Van of the Social Democratic Federation has been stationed at the Junction Grounds for the past week. Eloquent addresses upon Socialism have been delivered by Mr. Trainer, who is in charge of the van. The local branch is making headway in the district. ACCIDENT.—On Saturday la,st a young man named D. T. Humphreys met with an accident while following his employment as a rider at the Dowlais- Cardiff Colliery. He sustained injuries to both legs, and was conveyed on thlio ambulance' to his home in Gertrude etreef. Abercvnon. WEDDING.—On Monday a pretty wedding was solemnised at the English. Congregational Church, the contracting parties being Mr. Willie Battram, SO of Mr. E. H. Battram, Parknewydd, Abercynon, and Maggie, the daughter of Mr. Longman, Mountain Ash. M r. E. R Battram acted as best man. The Rev. Tiros. Anthony, Mountain Ash, as- sisted by the Rev. Edgar Williams, Pontypridd, officiated. The honeymoon is being spent at Torquay. The presents were numerous and costly. SOCIALISM—A very eloquent and stirring address was given on the Junc- tion Grounds on Saturday, August 24th, by Mr. Trainer, under the auspices of the Social Democratic Branch, Aber- cynon, before a large audience. The subject was, "The Nationalization of the Railways/ He pointed out that in New Zealand, where the railways were owned by the Government, there was not a single employee who: was not receiving less than eight .shillings a day, but in this country where the railways were owned and controlled by the capitalists there were numerous places where the employ- eea were only receiving 15 and 16 shil- lings per week, yet the profits of these railways were something enormous. He wished that the All "Graders" Move- ment which Mr. Bell, the leader of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Ser- vants, had on foot, would be a complete success, and that every individual would do his duty towards suchxby joining the organisation. At the. close the speaker invited questions, and several were asked and answered most satisfactorily- Mr. Herald presided. CHURCH PARADE.—On Sunday, Aug. 25, the first annual church parade in con- nection with the 20th Century Equitable Friendly Society was held. The mem- bers of the local lodges of the Society, viz., Cynon Vale, Gwalin, Berio, and the, Rose of Cynon, assembled at the Naviga- tion Schools. Here a procession was formed and headed by the St. Cynon Brass Band (under the conductor-ship of Mr. William Evans), which played an excellent selection of music, paraded the principal streets, viz., Walter-street. Herbert-sti <-et, Glancynon, Greenfield-1 street, thence across1 the quarter-mile bridge to Ynysboeth, returning along Mountain Ash road, Abercynon road, and on to Carne Town, Park-street, and Car- diff-road; Aberdare-road, Edward-street, Margaret-street, Walter-street, and Ynys riieurig-roadj, to the English Congrega- tional Chapel. where a special service was held at three o'clock. The special sermon was preached by the Rev. Mor- gan Jenkins (pastor), who took for his text 2nd chapter of St. Mark, 3, f" 11 I verses. He said that he was pleased to see such an organisation and that the object was to help to alleviate the misery of each other. A special anthem, "The Radical Morn," was rendered by the choir, Mr. H. H. Battram conducting. A vote of sympathy was passed in silence with Bjo. James Wheeler (secretary of the Cynon Vale Lodge) in the loss of his daughter. The procession was mar- shalled by Bro. C. Maddox, Bro. E. Stone, Bro. Win. Davies, Bro. A. J. Mor- timer, and Councillor Wm. Fenwick. Bros. Nicholas, R. Griffiths, C. Stone, and R. Beynon acted as linesmen. A collection was made for the benefit of the poor ill the district. QUOIT TNG.—On Monday afternoon a grand exhibition game of quoits was on the Navigation House Hotel Grounds in a game of 61 points. The two players were Mr. Walter Jones, of Worcester,, the English Champion, and Mr. William Dice Davies, Aberdare, the Welsh Champion. The number of people who witnessed the game wa.s about 200, and among the .spectators were Mr D. W. Wight, the President of the Asso- ciation; Mr. C. Edwards, Ton, Pentre; Councillor Wm. Fenwick, Abercynon; Mr. Evan Jones, Mr. Wm. Thomas (under manager), Mr. D. Felix, Mr. Daniel Lewis, Mr. John Williams, Mr. Tom Charles, Mr. John Jones, Mr. John Rosser (treasurer), and Mr. David Wil- liams (secretary). The Englishman was coached by Mr. D. W. Wight, while Mr. John Thomas, Heolgerrig, -coached- the Welshman. Excellent order was main- tained throughout the game. On the whole the game was not up to the ex- pectations of the crowd. The Welshman was far from being in form. Jones, the Englishman, seemed quite at home in throwing his quoits, placing them in position for scoring nearly every time. The following is the result of the game: J ones, 61 points; Davies, 34 points. The Englishman won handsomely by 27 points, and fairly out-classed the Welsh- man on the day's form. Mr. John Jones, A.oercynon, acted as scorer. After the :me the visitors and both players par- took of an excellent luncheon provided by Mrs. Evans, the hostess of the Naviga- tion House Hotel. Councillor William Fenwick, supported by Mr Tom Charles, proposed a vote of thanks to the visitors, players, and hostess. The committee and officers are to be congratulated upon the success attained upon their venture.
Mountain Ash District Council. On Tuesday, Mr. T. Jones, J.P., in the chair. The other members present were Messrs. W. Davies, Evan Morris, Rd. Parsons, Hugh Price, W. Fenwick, J.Powell, F. N. Gray, W. S. Davies, W. Millar, Bruce Jones, and J. P. Davies, with Mr. H. P. Linton (clerk), Mr. Fred Stock (accountant), and Mr. W. G. Thomas (surveyor). STREET IMPROVEMENTS. The following tenders for making private improvements at Arthur-street, Miskin, were opened:—Wm. Jones, Oak- wood, £ 685 4s. 4d.; Evans and Murray, < £ 667 10s. 6d.; J. Sutherland, J6849 6s.: R. Webb, £65668. 2d.; and A. R. John < £ 779 7s. 8d. On the proposition of Mr. W. Fenwick seconded by Mr. Evan Morris, it was re- solved that Mr. R. Webb's tender be accepted. GRAVES. A report was read from Mr. Fred Stock as to the scarcity of grave spaces on the Nonconformist side at the Mioun- tain Ash Cemetery. It was explained that there were plenty of spaces on the other side, but only 60 spaces available for the Nonconformists. It was resolved, to make the best arrangements possible RATE DEPARTMENT CREATED. A report was read from the committee a j pointed for April 23rd last recommend- ing that the collector, with the assist- ance of the clerk, make out the October rate. The report stated that the rate office was not able to get through its work, and further recommended that after the October rate was out, a. Rate Department be constituted as in other districts, and that all the rates be rele- gated to that department, with the pres- ent collector at the bead. The recommendions were adopted. STORES KEEPER WANTED. The question of the appointment of a stores-keeper for each department was next considered. Captain Gray wished to know before proceeding to the appointment what would be the cost of the new department, and thought that the Surveyor was re- sponsible for all stores. Mr. John Powell was certain the re- sponsibility of the stores could not be thrown on the Surveyor's department. It was a business practice to adopt the course suggested by the report of the committee. Mr. W. Millar enquired where the stores would be situated. Captain Gray recognised that the com- mittee had gone nicely into the working of the matter, but had not given any idea of the cost- Mr. W. Millar again enquired where the surplus stores went to. The Chairman stated they had no proper account kept at present, but under the new system they would have a proper account kept of everything, and thought that they as an Urban Dis- trict Council should certainly adopt the course suggested, and follow the. methods employed in all commercial houses. Captain Gray wished to know why that method had not been employed in the past. Eventually the matter was re- ferred back to get an estimate of the cost. ELECTRIC LIGHTING. The report of the Electric Lighting Committee recommended that negoti- ations be opened with the South vVales Power Co. for the supply of electrical energy. The report further lecommend- ed that the Clerk apply to the Local Government Board for sanction to bor- row the sum of £ 4,630 for the erection of electric lighting works.. After a protest by Captain Gray, the report, on the proposition of Mr. John Powell, seconded by Mr. W. Davies, was adopted.
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COOKERY SCHOOL. Mr. John Powell proposed, and Mr. Hugh Price seconded, that the Clerk be authorised to apply to the Public Works Loan Board for an advance of £ 784 for the Duffryn Schools Cookery Centre. THE PROPOSED BRIDGE AT ABER- CYNON. A communication was read from the Local Government Board stating that a. local inquiry would be held in reference to the Council's application to borrow the sums of £ 2,225 for the construction of a new subway under the Taff Vale Railway at Abercynon, and .£164 for altering and improving the approaches to the new subway. ALLOTMENTS. The draft agreement was read for letting allotments on the Maesyrarian Estate. The rent to be charged for allot- ments was 6d. per perch or .£4 per acre. A letter was read from Mr. G. A. Evans offering 12 acres of land for allot- ments near Ynysboeth at X5 per acre. After discussion the land was found un- suitable, and the offer could not be ac- cepted. SCAVENGERS' WAGES. The consideration of this question was postponed till next Tuesday. TIP AT PONTCYNON. Mr. H. E. Gray's letter with terms, etc., for letting piece of land at Pont. cynon for tipping house refuse was re- ferred to the Destructor Committee. ONLY FOR ONE YEAR. The Clerk notified the Local Govern- ment Board's sanction for an increase from 2104 to £120 per annum ofmr. H. Jones's salary (sanitary inspector), the increase to date from July 9th, 1907. Mr Linton stated that, application would have to be made at the end of each year, as the increase was only granted for one year. NUISANCE. Mr. J. T. Wheeler, Cresselly Inn, com- plained of the water flowing ever the bridge into his premises The Surveyor was instructed to estim- ate the cost of a. curb and channel to prevent the nuisance. SCARCITY OF WATER. The Secretary of the Napier's Building Club wrote complaining of the scarcity of water. The Surveyor explained that the main was not large enough, and sug- gested the laying of a new one to run at the side of the present one. It was decided to obtain an estimate of the cost. VOTE OF CONDOLENCE. The Chairman moved and Mr. Rd. Parsons seconded, that, the Clerk be, in- structed to convey a vote of condolence from the Council to the family of the late Mr. W. G. Cox (Local Government Auditor).
Cricket. MOUNTAIN ASH 2nd- v. PENKHIW- CEIBEIR. Played at the Grove, Mountain Ash, on. Saturday. Penrhiwceiber. First Innings: I T. R. Wigley, run out, b T. D. Jones 9 W. J-. Davies, b J. Elierv 2 W. E. Phillips, b J. Ellery 0 T. King, b W. M. Jones. 1 S. Shipton, c T. Hughes, b W. M. Jones "°' 6 R. P. Osborne, b J. Ellery 1 G. R. Davies, b J. Ellery 11 E. T. Watkins, b J. Ellery 0 T. J. Kendry, c T. Hughes, b W. M. Jones 8 M. Davies, not out 1 J. Isaac, c T. Bevan, b T. D. c Jones 0 Extras 2 Total. 41 Second Innings: T. R. Wigley, o W. M. Jones, b J. Ellery 3 T. King, run out, b J. Ellery 10 T. Ei. Phillips, not out 21 E. T. Watkins, b T. D. Jones. 4 Extras 2 Innings declared, 3 for 40 Mountain Ash Seconds. First Innings: G. Williams, c G. R. Davies, b Phillips o T. Watkins, c T. Kendrv. b Phillips 2 D. Davies, b Phillips 4 W. M. Jones, b T. R. Wigley 0 J. Ellery, b Phillips 0 T. D. Jones, not out 3 J. Callaway, lbw, b Phillips 0 T. Bevan, b Phillips 0 Ei. Williams, b Phillips 1 T. Hughes, b Pliillip-s 0 C. Flocks, c S. Shipton, b T. R. Wigl,e,y i. Total 11 Second Innings: EL Williams, b S. Shipton W. C. Rees, c T. R. Wigley, b G. R. Davies 1 J. Ellery, b S. Shipton 9 T. D. Jones, b S. Shipton. 14 T. Hughes, run out, b S. Shipton 1 W. M. Jones, b G. R. Davies. 1 J. Grant, o G. Davies, b G. R. Davies 0 T. Watkins, b S. Shipton 2 W. Griffiths, c Shipton, b T. E. Phillips 0 G. Williams, c E. Watkins, b T. R. Wigley 1 D. J. EVans, not out.. 0 Extras* 3 Total ST. WINIFRED'S GUILD SECONDS v. PENRHIWCEIBER JUNIORS. Played on the Guild Grounds on Mon- day, and resulted in an easy win for the Juniors by 45 runs. Penrhiwceiber Juniors. R. Lewis J. Davies 3 J. Richards 2 1. G. Thomas 15 R. E- Davies 6 W. H. Duglan 20 S. Rees 8 J. Shipton 5 W. Bennett 1 W. Profit 5 D.M.Davies. 2 Extras 19 Total 86 Guild Seconds. W. Bryn 6 O. Gibbon. 3 A. Gibbon 1 Alf. Gibbon 10 M. Hall 0 Sam Evans 5 G.Morris. 3 B. Gibbon 3 R. Beynon 7 J.Daniels. 2 A. Easterbrook 2 Extras 5 Total. 41
Presentation at Aberdare On Saturday evening an interesting meeting was held at the Commercial Hotel, Aberdare, the occasion being a presentation by the workmen at the Werfa Colliery and other friends to Mr. John Chappell, for over 17 years an over- man at that colliery on his departure to Canada. Mr. Chappell has worked at that colliery for over 30 years, the last 21 years as an official. There was a large attendance, Mr. T. Rees, Windsor-tor- race, occupying the chair. During the evening a walking-stick, bearing a suit- able inscription on a silver ferrule, was presented to Mr. Chappell and a purse of gold to Mrs: Chappell by Messrs. But- ton and Jones, two of the oldest work- men at the colliery, who spoke in eulo- gistic terms of Mr. Chappell, who suit- ably responded on behalf of his wife and /himself. Mr. F. Brough carried out the secretarial arrangements.
Attempted Suicide at Aberdare. Considerable consternation was caused in Herbert street, Aberdare, yesterday afternoon by a woman, Mrs Jenkins, wife of Mr George Jenkins, cabinet maker, attempting suicide by cutting her throat. It is stated that the woman has been slightly demented during the past few Oi ys, and was very strange in her manns r. Wht n her husband came home at 3.30 in the afternoon he found the front door locked. He gained an entrance at the back, and was horrified to find his wife sitting in an arm-chair with her throat cut, her clothes being covered with blood. Dr Rhys was sent for and at once attended to the woman's injuries. The wound was inflicted by an ordinary table knife, and it is expected that the woman will recover.
Abercynon Notes. BY H BASINIAN. n The conductor of the, local Male Voice Party was expressing his opinion as to the ,effect and style of the singing of H Ding Dong H in the piece, "Little Church." He likened it to that of the gong of a clock, when, behold, to his amazement, the clock struck, giving the effect which he required. The local Ambulance Corp. are highly delighted with their latest success, es- pecially having out-classed some cra.ck teams. They ar^ quite proud of their gold medals, and will not be satisfied un- til they hold higher prizes. It is hoped that every encouragement will be given them, so that they may gain further suc- cess. Abercynonites will again be favoured with a sacred concert. The last one held some time ago was for the distressed m the district, and was well patronized. It is hoped that the one on Sunday will receive the same support, and that the orphans and widows who a dependent upon the members of the A.S.R.S. will be benefited. What wa.s the matter with the Welsh Champion on Monday last at the exhibi- tion game on the Quoit Grounds? He was quite outclassed by the Englishman who played an excellent game through- out. His play was a treat to witness. Mr. Trainer, who was speaking in the Clarion Van, seemed to win his audience. He said he did not agree with the poli- tics of the miners' leaders. A member of his audience tried to trip him, but Mr. Trainer was too quick for him. Poor Cromwell i It is pleasing to note that a local branch is to be opened at the Institute in connection witih the I.L.P. Mr. East- wood, Cardiff, together with other speak- ers, will address the meeting.
Bon Voyage I PRESENTATIONS TO COL. PHILLIPS AND COUNCILLOR L. N. WILLIAMS. Col. T. Phillips and Councillor L. N. Williams were the recipients of interest- ing presentations at the hands of the members of Highland Place Church, Aberdare, last' (Wednesday) evening. The schoolroom was crowded to its ut- most capacity, and much enthusiasm was displayed. Amongst those preesnt, in addition to the two gentlemen named, were the pastor (Rev. M. Evans), Rev. R. J. Jones, M.A., Hen-dy-Cwrdd; Mr. Matthew Watkins, Mr. Howell Howells, Mr. W. R. Morgan, Mr. R. Lewis (Fair- field), Mr. F. W. Hall, Mr W. Davies, Mr E. Jones, Mrs. Watkins, Dare Villas; Mrs. Mackintosh, Pembroke-street; Mrs. John James, Mrs. Botting, Miss S. George and Miss Gwenllian George, Miss Tidian Jones, Broniestyn; Miss M. Wil- liams, and Mr. Richie Williams, Cae- coed, etc. The meeting was preceded by an excel- lent tea prepared by the ladies, and catered for by Mrs. Jenkins, Hawthorne- terrace. Rev. M. Evans presided over the meet- ing that followed, after an, opening song by Miss G. George, excellently rendered, the chairman, in a few well-chosen words, referred to the active part taken by Col. Phillips and Mr. Williams in re- opening Highland Place Church 17 years ago, and in keeping it open ever since. The two gentlemen had kept the flag fly- ing under difficult circumstances, and the Unitarian body owed them a debt of gratitude. (Applause.) Rev. R. J. Jones said he had known the two gientlemen for many, many years. He understood that they intend- ed to cross the U Herring Poiid" to at- tend the International Congress of Uni- tarians at Boston. He wished them God- speed on their journey, and God-speed to return again to resume the useful work they were doing for the Unitarian cause I in South Wales, and for Highland Place Church in particular. (Applause.) Mrs. Mackintosh and Mrs. Watkins had Ibeoenappointed to present the arti- cles, which were ebony walking sticks, with real horn handles, silver-mounted; also fountain pens, bearing the initials and the date. The following was the inscription on Col. Phillips' walking stick: "Presented to Lieut.-Col. T. Phillips, Abermellte, by Highland Place Unitarian Church, Aug. 28, 1907." On Mr. Williams' stick: "Presented to L. N. Williams, Esq., D.C., Caecoed, Aberdare, by Highland Place Unitarian Church, Aug. 28, 1907." The walking sticks had been supplied by Messrs. Thomas and Co., jewellers, | Commercial-street. Mrs. Mackintosh and, Mrs. Watkins having performed their work amidst ap- plause, Col. Phillips rose to respond, and was warmly greeted. He thanked them heartily for that handsome walking stick to help him on in the land of the stars and stripes. To use a hackneyed phrase, he would treasure those presents to the end of his days. (Applause.) He had passed a good many milestones, and he was reaching another milestone (birthday) on the following day. (Ap- plause.) With the aid of that beautiful walking-stick he hoped to pass a good many more. (Loud applause.) Mr. Williams, in acknowledging, was ir a reminiscent mood. He recalled those who were present 17 years ago when the church was re-opened after being closed for a long time. He was glad to see a few present that night who had attended the first re-opening service. He hoped that during his absencp, they would all attend regularly, especially the morning service. He thanked them all very sincerely. (Applause.) Miss M. M. Davies then gave a charm- ing rendering of "Make rew friends, but keep the old." After which speeches were given oy Messrs. F. W. Hall, Miss S. George, Mr. W. Davies, Mr. J. L. Rowlands, Mr. R. Lewis, Mr. W. R. Evans, Mr D. H. Hughes, Mr. Matthew Watkins, Mr. W. R. Morgan, and Mr. E. Jones, all wish- ing Col. Phillips and Mr. Williams bon voyage and God-speed to return safely. Songs were given by Miss Connie Evans and Mr. Richie Williams. At the close Auld Lang Syne" and U The Doxology were sung by the aud- ience. Col. T. Phillips and Mr. Williams sail on Tuesday next, and will be away for 6 weeks.
Mountain Ash Gold and Bronze Medal Winneir.9, It is pleasing to record the further success of Private G. L. Stone, who has won the above medals (Recruit and Tyro Prizes) given by the Welsh Rifle Association at the Welsh Bisley meeting at Conway. In addition to these Private Stone has also won several valu- able money prizes.
Football. A meeting in connection with the Aberdare and District League will be held at the Bush Hotel, on Wednesday evening next, at 7.30 p.m. Secretaries of teams who intend to enter the above competition are invited to attend.
The Bardic Chair. ABERDARE MAN'S PRIZE. We reported last week that an Aber- dare man, Mr David Thomas, Trevor street, won 10 guineas for the best bardic chair sent in for competition at the Swansea National Eisteddfod. By the rules laid down by the committee they claim the chair as their property. Referring to this, Mr Goscombe John has made some outspoken remarks, I as follows I should like to say a word about the unfairness of the conditions in this competition. I should not think it is at all just to give a so- called prize which in amount is barely the commercial value of the article which the committee wishes to retain, The committee in this particular case are buying at a low price a fine chair which they pretend to give a prize for. They are. as a matter of fact, doing nothing of the kind, and are dangerously, though unconsciously, near what it m ght be considered commercial sharp practice."
I Notice. I WILLIAM JONES, Mill place, Duffryn, Mountain Ash, will not be responsible for any debt or debts that my wife, MARY JANE JONES, may contract after this date, Aug. 29th, 1907. Signed, WILLIAM JONES. ,+