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Trecynon. LINSEED COMPOUND' for Coughs, Colds and I Bronchial troubles. 9id & l/li. Of chemists. Drink BOWEN'S IZONA (regd.). Ask for it. Sold everywhere. CONCERT.—On Thursday, at the Con- stitutional Hall, Aberdare, a concert in .aid of the St. Fagan's School Piano Fund was held. The following was the programme: Overture, "Selection of Marches," Mr. L. E. S. Harvey; song, "Longshoreman," Mr. J. Davies; violin -solo, U Saltarelle," Mr. W. A. Baker Harvey; song, "A May Morning," Mrs. .J. C. Poole; humorous lecture on ""Love," Mr. J. R. Thomas; song, "A ^Hundred Fathoms Deep," Mr. Harry Evans (Llew Gwent); violin solo, "Salut D-Amour," Mr. W. A. Baker Harvey; ;song, Mr S. C. Rees; "A Soldiers" Song," Mr. J. Davies. Marriage at any price was the title of an original farce in one :act, the following being the characters: -lr. Marmaduke Brown, Mr. Jas. Berry; 'Simon Gushington (hie ward), Mr. G. ,Jones; Peter Peppercorn, Mr. W. Elias; Tubbs (a landlord), Mr. D. 0. Jenkins; Alick (a gardener), Mr. D. Q. Jenkins; 7 Kate Gushington, Mr. Willie Morgan; Matilda Peppercorn (Brown's ward), Miss B. Bolwell; Alice (Brown's niece), Miss A. Marsh. Phonograph selections were ygiven by Mr. T. E. Smith. The concert v was organised by Mr. Jarman, the head- imaster of St. Fagan's School.
Aberdare. Value for Money.-For up-to-date Hats ,bud Caps, also Suits to measure (fit and lityle ■guaranteed), go to J. A. Evans, the noted Hat Shop. Constitutional Build- inre. fW,non Street. SOCIAL TEA.—Under the auspices ot the Highland Place. Social Union, a social tea, followed by various games, etc., was field on Thursday evening. There was a 'good number present, and a. most pleas- ;ant three hours were spent. The next Tmeeting will be hel-d this (Thursday) evening, when a debate on Socialism •will take place.. ST. ELVAN'S.—At this Church oiv; -Sunday morning the Te Deum" was, tmn"1 to Elliott in D, and an interesting sermon was preached by the Vicar. In 'the evening the Canticles were sung to rsmart in F, and the pulpit was occupied "by the Rev, W. H. Jones, B.A. After service the organist, Mr. Webb, gave a sho-rt organ recital, which was much ap- plBElSA-NIA M.I.S.—The first meeting of the Mutual Improvement Society in connection with Bethania took place on Tuesday last, when the following officers were elected:-President Rev. W. James (pastor); vice-president, Mr. John Mills (Tarianydd);' treasurer, Mr. J. W. Young; joint secretaries, Messrs Ben Davies and W. B. Stevens. Mr. Ogwen Williams, F.R.G.S., and Mr. Joseph Evans, Lewis-street, were chosen to dratt the programme for the coming session. BETHANIA.—On Sunday last the an- nual temperance sermons were preached morning and evening by the Rev. W. O. Powell. In the afternoon Mr. O. N. Jones, Grand Lodge Secretary of the In. dependent Order of Good Templars, de- livered a trenchant addresf on temper- | ance, and was followed by Mr. W. T. j Jones, Ordinary Inspector of the L.E. & G., who made a most fervid appeal to all members of the church to become total abstainers. Mr. John Morgan, Tany- bryn-street, the superintendent of the Sunday School, and the Rev. W. 0. Powell also addressed the meeting. The energetic secretary is Mr. D. P. Jones. TABERNACLE.—In the course of his sermon on Sunday morning the Rev. J. M. Jones, M.A., pastor, referred to the many questions and problems that were agitating the minds of the members of the church in Corinth at the time of Paul, the apostle. It was a church that was living in problems. It was a church that was not entirely healthy, but it was a living, strenuous church. They dis- cussed such questions as whether celi- bacy was an essential of the holy life, the position of women in the church, should Christians go to law, and should certain ceremonies be observed. It should be noted, however, that many of the subjects discussed at this church were now obsolete. The questions of litiga- tion by Christians, of speaking with tongufes, of marrying non-Christians, and of heathen feasts and sacrifices were now out of date. What then made Paul's letter of value to us? How could we look up to it as an expression of the gospel of Jesus Christ? Because there were great principles underneath these problems. They were: (1) The supremacy of Christ in his church. (2) The suprem- acy of love as service, and (3) supremacy of life over death or the victory of Jesus Christ over the grave. OBITUARY—On Tuesday, Nov. 19th, the interment of Mrs. Anne Thomas, of Duke-street, took place at Aberdare Cemetery. Mrs. Thomas, who was 71 years of age, wa» well known and re- spected n the town, and especially in Abernant. She was the oldest member of Bethel Baptist Church, having been baptised in the river Cynon by the late Dr. Price, Calfaria. The following were the mourners:—Messrs. Owen, Phil, Thomas, John, Henry, and Dd. Thomas, sons; Mrs. Walters, Forge Trip; Mrs. Jones, Moss-row; and Mrs. BJiillips, Elizabeth-street, daughters; Miss Annie Walters, grand-daughter; Mrs. Sarah Thomas, Mrs. Mary Jane Thomas, Office Heuse; Mrs. M. J. Thomas, Uxiord- street; Messrs. John Thomas, Llandybie; John Evans and John Davies, Fochriw; and D. Evans, nephews; Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Davies, Merthyr, cousins; Misses Sarah Thomas and Margt. A. Thomas, Llandybie; Hannah Thomas, Amman- ford; Mrs. M. A. Evans, Aber- rant, and Mrs. Evans, Bargoed; Messrs. Thomas and James Edwards, Abernant, nephews; Mr. Thomas Thomas, Aber- nant; Miss Sarah Phillips, and Miss Maggie Walters, grand-children. The bearers were Messrs. John Jones, James Campbell, David Samuel, and Daniel Edwards, four deacons of Bethel Church. The funeral was very large and repre- sentative. The Rev. Gwilym Walters, deputy pastor of Bethel, officiated. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Williams and Sons, undertakers, High-street. CHARITY CONCERT.—On Thursday, at the Market Hall, a concert in aid of the poor of the locality was given. Music- ally and financially the concert was quite a success, the attendance being very good and the artistes at their best. Mr. E. G. Henton was the secretary. In the un- avoidable absence of the appointed chair- man, the Rev. W. Harris (Heolyfelin), Mr. T. Roderick, Stuart-street, presided. Appended is the programme: Songs, "Dreams" and "May I build the world for you," Miss Lizzie Jenkins, Cardiff. Duet, tenor and baritone, Mr. Furness Williams and Mr. Chas. Knowles. Violin solo, U Hungarian Airs," Miss A. Back- sheen Wood. Song, 0' love, from thy power," Miss Frances Andrews. Song, The magic month of May," Miss Amy Evans. Song, "The Desert," Mr. Chas. Knowles. Song, Rose Adair," Mr. Fur- ness Williams. Violin solo, U Tambour- ine Dance," Miss A. Backsheen Wood. Quartet, Brightly dawns our Wedding Day," Miss Evans, Miss Andrews, Mr. Williams, and Mr. Charles Knowles. Song, My old Shako," Mr. Charles Knowles. Song, "The Almighty," Miss Amy Evans. Song, How vain is man," Mr. Furness Williams. Song, A Sum- mer Night," Miss Frances Andrews. Violin solo, U Welsh Fantasie," Miss A. Backsheen Wood. Duet, My song shall1 be always (Hymn of Praise), Miss Amy Evans and Mr. Furness Williams. Song, "A Soldier's Toast," Mr. Chas. Knowles. Quartets, (a) Come all ye lasses," (b) Gentle Dawn," (c) The Pedlar," (d) The Country Danoe," Miss Evans, Miss Andrews, Mr. Furness Williams, and Mr Chas. Knowles. Finale, God save the King," solo, Miss Amy Evans; "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau," solo, Mr. Furness Williams. Mr. T. T\ Jones, Morriston, was the accompanist. MISSION WORK.—The annual meet- ing in connection with Foreign Mission Work was held on Thursday at the Eng- lish Wesleyan Chapel. The chair was occupied by Mr. A. E. Davey, who spoke briefly on the subject of Foreign Mis- sions. There was present the Rev. J. W. Davies, who has seen service as a mission- ary in India, but who had to retire owing to ill-health. On the rostrum were also the Revs. W. Calvert and A. H. Smith, circuit ministers, and Mr Gilbert Hodges. Mr. Smith read the annual report of the work of the Wesleyan Mission in India. In the course of a vigorous address, flu- ently delivered, the Rev. J. W. Davies spcke very favourably of the prospects of the Indian Mission. He declared his be- lief that in a very short time the mission would be almost self-supporting, such was the readiness with which the natives contributed to the cause. It was said that it would take 150 years to convert India at the present rate of progress. That seemed a long time, but it was not long in the life of a church. Mr. Davies interested the audience greatly with the relation of his experiences in the mission field. What they wanted was more teach- ers to instruct the converts that came to them spontaneously and in great num- bers. Mr. Davies asked his hearers not to be prejudiced against missions by what appeared in newspapers. Newspaper edi- tors knew absolutely nothing about the question, and yet they pretended to write with authority. Of course they must get something to fill up their columns. The speaker cited several eminent English- men of social and political standing in India who paid a tribute to the mission- aries and their work. He would rather believe them than the journalists or the men who had spent only six months in India. A FATAL JERK.—On Monday, at the Aberdare Police Station, by Mr. R. J. Rhys, an inquest was held concerning the death of William Richard Davies k-34), 15, Upper Regent-street. Mr W. Thomas, solicitor, appeared on behalf of the rela- tives. Mrs. Mary Davies, deceased's widow, stated that her husband was a driver in the employ of Mr. W. Davies, hay merchant. On Friday mid-day he came home from work ill. He com- plained of pain in the chest. He died be- tween 9 and 10 on Saturday evening. 31ra Mary Lewis, 14, Aman-street, Cwmaman, said that about 10 on Friday morning she saw a hay cart passing. The horse drop- ped on the road, and the driver, who was standing in the cait, then fell on his head to the ground. She called her hus- band, who came to his assistance.—Jona- than Lewis, the last witness's husband, said that when he arrived the hor,sel was up and the man was sitting by the hedge. Witness offered to accompany him to Aberdare, but he held that it was unnec- cessary, and drove off. There did not seem to be any obstacle on the road. De- ceased complained of pain in the stomach. —Thomas Davies said that deceased had been in his employ five months. On the day in question witness saw him after his return from Cwmaman about 11.30. He told witness that he had met with an accident. He complained of pain in the chest, and went home. Deceased was well used to the animal. Dr. Trevor Jones said he saw deceased at 7.30 on Friday evening. He was in a collapsed state. He had ruptured an internal or- gan, probably the stomach. Any oper- ation was out of the question. The next morning he vomited a quantity of blood, which appeared to issue from the stomach. Asked how he got the accident deceased told him that his stomach came in violent contact with the wheel and he then fell on to the road.—The jury re- turned a verdict of H Accidental death from shock consequent upon falling from a cart." ABERDARE TOWN TENNIS CLUB.- A very successful whist drive and dance was held at the Memorial Hall on Wed- nesday, Nov. 20th, under the auspices of the above named club. A large party sat down to progressive whist at 8 o'clock, and under the able M.C.ship of Messrs. A. S. Cameron and I. E. Thomas play was soon in full swing. At the close of the 24th round, Mr. G. George, J.P., presented the ladies with their prizes. Miss Reed took the 1st prize, kindly pre- sented by Mr. F. Hodges, while Miss B. Grffiiths and Miss E. Price tied in occu- pying the second place. Mrs. Llewellyn Smith captured the 3rd prize. The gen- tlemen's 1st and 2nd prizes, given by Mr W. J. Heppell, were won by Mr. Harry Powell and Mr. Jenkins, Cwmbach, and Mr. Bradley Morris, in handing the prizes to the winners, paid a, warm com- pliment to the committee responsible for the arrangements. The proceedings were greatly enlivened by Mr. G. George, who succeeded in winning the chief event of the evening, and seemed quite at his ease in a somewhat new role. A good num- ber staved behind for the dance. His was one of the most enjoyable of the many (successful socials arranged by the Tennis Club. The club is in a flourish- ing condition, and is at present enlarg- ing its playing ground by the addition of a new court, making five in all. The catering for the evening was under the capable supervision of Mr. F. W. Caunt. Mr. Arkite Phillips' Band was greatly appreciated. The1 decorations weie bj Messrs. Powell and Jones, iiee mve. xne following were pi-e;seiit:-Ali,. and Mrs. Berrv, Mr. Blake, Miss Chivers, Mr. and Mrs. Cameron, Mr. S. Cameron, MiE. Davies, Cardiff-Street; Mrs. and Miss Davies, Gadlys-road; Mr. and Miss Davies, Ynyslwyd; Mr. T. H. Davies, Mr Harte Davies, Dr. Dornhurst, Mr. and Mrs. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Emrys Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Elford, Mr. and Miss Ed- wards, Miss Eschle, Miss G. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths, Cardiff-road; Mrs. fipd the Misses Griffiths, Park School House; the Misses George; Mr and Mrs. George, The Laurels; Mr. D. R. Griffiths, Mr. and Miss Gibb, Port Talbot; Miss Hughes, Aberaman; Mr and Mrs Harris, Mr W. J. Heppell, Mr. Wilfred Heppell, the Misses Heppell, Mr. F. Hodges, the Misses Howells, Green hill; Mr. E. J. Hughes, Miss Hannah, Ferndale; Mr. and Miss Jones, Hirwain; Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Jones, Miss A. Jones, Miss K. Jcnes, Miss Jones, County School; the Misses James, Glendale; Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins, Cwmbach; Miss Griffiths, Park- terrace; Miss Jolifle, Mr. Ivor Kenshole, Mr. and Mrs. Lea, Mr. Lewis, Metro. Bank, Mrs. and Miss Lloyd, Miss Long, Mountain Ash Mr. and Mills. Lowry, Mi and Mrs. D. R. Llewellyn, Mr. B. Lewis, Miss Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. B. Morris; Mr. F. Morris, Mr. J. Morris, Misf Mathias, Mr. Norman Owen, Mr. ani Mrs. Pleace, the Misses Preece, Mr. anc Mrs. Pardoe, Messrs. H. and J. Powell Miss Phillips, the Misses Price, Ivy Cot tage; Mr. and Mrs. Preece, Miss Prance Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Roberts, Mr. A Roberts, Mr. D. R. Richards, Mr. R Lloyd Roberts, Mr. and Miss Reed, Mr H. Roderick, Dr. Rhys, Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Thomas, Mr. J. E. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. and Mr. E. Tremellen; Mr. W. Cyrus Thomas, Mr. G. Travers, Barry; Miss Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Llewelin Smith, Miss Smith, Unity House, Nurse Ward, Miss Wade, Mr. and Mrs. Prance Wil- liams, Mr. and Mrs. Tudor Williams, Miss Watkins, Messrs. E. and R. Wil- liame, Caecoed.
Cwmbach. BOWEN'S IZONA (regd.) is the last word in Temperance Drinks. A.U.C.E.—On Thursday evening last, the ordinary branch meeting of the Union of Co-operative Employees was held at the Ynyscynon schoolroom. Mr Gomer James, president, occupied the chair. The minutes of the previons meeting were read and con- firmed, and the present status of the branch was stated by Mr Rees Williams, the sec- retary. The report of the additors, Messrs Aneurin Davies and John Lloyd was given, which showed that the branch had been conducted in a satisfactory manner during the past year. Delegates were appointed to attend the district conference to be held shortly.
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Mountain Ash. WREATHS, Bouquets, Crosses, Harps, Poses, Button Holes, Cut Flowers, etc at F. Turner's. The Mountain Ash Flor- iet. 11. AlleD-street. Advt. SCIENTIFIC LECTURE. The Rev. Emrvs James lectured at Soar Chapel l last Friday evening to a large audience 1 on Paschal, the French Scientist." The rev. gentleman treated his subject in a masterly manner. The chair was occu- pied bv the Rev. Jeremy Jones. CLERICAL.—The numerous friends of the, Rev. Benj. Lloyd, B.D., formerly Vicar of Mountain Ash, will be inter- ested to learn that the rev. gentleman has accepted the living of Caerwent offered him by the Dean and Chapter of Llandaff Cathedral. He has been rural dean of Aberdare, and proctor in convocation. BILLIARDS.—St. Teilo's Church Club paid a visit to Abercynon, playing the Abercynon Team at the Workmen's In- stitute last Thursday night. The Mis- kin Club were victorious by 43 points; the score sheet was as follows:—St. Teilo's: W. Brown (capt.), 93; J. West, 149; D. West, 150; A. Davies, 98; T. Bethell, 150; R. Gillard, 131; A. Jenkins, 150; D. J. Lewis, 150; total, 1,071. Aber- cynon: T. Hughes, 150; W. Jones (capt.), 150; E. Powell, 94; E. Davies, 150; S. Hughes, 105; B. Jones, 150; R. Jones, 117; J.- Lewis, 112; total, 1,028. COTTAGE HOSPITAL EASTER EIS- TEDDFOD.—The committee of the above met at Ffrwd Offices last Saturday even- ing, Mr. W. S. Davies in the chair. Present: Messrs. Tudor Davies (vice- chair), T. Hughes and D. T. Evans (joint sees.), T. Glyndwr Richards, D. Harris, loan Dar, John Evans, D. P. Jones, B. Ashton, W. Breeze, A. George, M. George, J. Ashford, Evan Jones, James Davies, Edward Jones, W. J. Griffiths, S. Davies, W. Hicks, D. Price, and J. Griffiths. On the proposition of Mr. Tudor Davies, seconded by Mr. W. Hicks, the whole of the reports and recommendations of the musical and the programme committees were accepted. The programme includes Welsh and English recitations and min- ing subjects. Chief Choral, God sent his messenger" (Sullivan), and "Dies Irae" (Tollemache), -2100. 2nd Choral, "Goed yr Hydref (Emlyn Evans). Male Voice, "The Voice of the Torrent." Girls' Choir, "The Heavenly Dove." Boys' Choir, "Tiger, Tiger." ALso action song, and soprano, contralto, tenor, and bass solos. Instrumental: Class A, Brass Bands, The Crown of Diamonds," £ 20, £ 12, M, £ 3. Class B., "Songs of Handel," XIO, £ 7, £ 3. Also pianoforte and violin solos and ambulance. OBITUARY.—Last Thursday after- iuxm the mortal remains of Mr. Charles Mortimer, 1, London-street, were interred at Caegarw Cemetery. The deceased was an old tradesman in the town, and was well respected by the whole community. He was 5G years of age, and leaves a sor- rowing widow and 10 children. The large gathering of sympathisers and re- latives started for the cemetery about 3.30. The Rev. E. V. Tidman, A.T.S., conducted a short service outside the houses and also at the graveside, where the rev. gentleman referred in feeling terms to the deceased and his family. The whole company then sang the hymn, Jesu, lover of my soul." The. following were the chief mourners:—Mother, Wm. Albert, Jesse, David, Daniel, Thomas, and Esther Mortimer, Mr. and Mrs. J. Pike, Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Mortimer, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Mortimer, Mr. and Mrs. Mabbitt, Mr. Albert Mortimer, Mr Marsh Mortimer, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Can- ning, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Canning, Mr and Mrs. David Hughes, Mr. David Wil- liams (Cwmpennar), Mr. David Hughes (Cwmpeiinar), Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jones, Mr. and Mrs. John Morris, Mr. Dan Har- ford (Miskin), Mr. Harry Peters, Mr. David Peters, Mr. Richard Hughes, Mr. John Hughes, Mrs. Robert Hurst, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Phelps, h6. J. Whit- marsh, Mrs. Spreadbury (Miskin), Mr. and Mrs. Hughes (Swansea), Mr and Mrs. Evans Jones (Tylorstown), Mr. and Mrs. D. Thomas and daughters (Tylorstown), Mrs. Daniel Jones and daughter (Cwm- bach), Mr. and Mrs. Tom Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Morgan, Mr T. Baldwin (Miskin), Mrs. John Powell (Miskin), Mrs. Rees Williams (Miskin), Mrs. John Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Rees Harris, Mr and Mrs. Walter Extence, Mr B. Hughes, Mr Watkin Jones (Tredegar), Mr and Mrs. B. Phillips (Tredegar), Mr. Watkin Evans (Tredegar), and Mr. Ben Prosser (Tredegar). Beautiful floral tributes were laid on the coffin by the Mother and Children; Mrs. D. Hughes and family; Mrs. H. Williams (Stroud); Mr. David Peters and family; and Mr. Fred Wil- liams. The coffin of beautiful polished oak was supplied by Mr. Frank Mills, who furnished the funeral throughout. CONSERVATIVE MEETING. Last Thursday evening Mr. Wm. Griffiths (Ferndale) addressed a public meeting in the Workmen's Hall. The subject of the address was "Radical Promises." The chair was occupied by Mr. M. P. Rees, supported by Messrs. T. Howells, A. Alder, G. L. Stone, F. Stone, G. Davies, and J. Davies. The chairman, with a few opening remarks, introduced the speaker.—Mr. Griffiths, rising, said he understood that he was going to ad- dress a meeting of Welsh working men. Very few of the promises made by the Radical Government had been fulfilled. As a matter of fact, the Government had been going the other way. They had pro- mised retrenchment and economy, and the first thing done was to reduce the price of tailoring in making khaki suits for our Army. They had also turned out thousands of working men from Wool- wich. At the very time of doing this the Government were giving Lord Crewe a small office at X2,000 a year. Mr. Glad- etone and Lords Beaconsfield and Salis- bury did that free. But the Government were not satisfied with that, but had also given Lord Crewe another small position at £ 600 a year. They had sent out Mr. Bryce as ambassador to Washington at 1.22,200 more than anyone else had ever received for the same position. Mr. Haldane had ordered foreign meat for consumption by our Army in order to carry out this policy of false economy. Again, this great Government had given ruí order for £10,000 worth of horse shoes to the United States. At the last general election the Liberal Government had gone to the country with the cry of slavery in South Africa. As eoon as the Government went to Parliament the Colonial Secretary had to apologise, but had wrapped it up in language not under- standable bv working men. He called it a "terminological inexactitude," but he (the speaker) said it was more often called a a d- lie." If anything stank of slavery, it was the new ordinance that the Government were signing at the time of that celebrated apology. The Radicals promised to do away with what they called slavery, but had not done so. Sir Henrv Campbell Bannerman said there were nearly 13 millions of unemployed in the country. Had he altered matters in that respect? Mr. Haldane's Army Bill had added thousands to the ranks of the unemployed. The Radical Government had promised to decrease the power of the Houee of Lords, but had attempted to do it by adding to their numbers. Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman had added to that house by creating a new peer at the rate of one every three weeks since he had been in power. The Education Bill had died in the passage between the Commons and the Lords; that great Archangel among passive resift-erc, had never shed a tear over it, neither did Mr D. A. Thomas, the senior member for that constituency. John Burns had said that J2600 a year was sufficient for a cabinet minister, but ask him now that he receives X2,000 a year if the £ 600 is enough? Mr. Lloyd George had re- quested the conference at Cardiff to modi fy the resolution to censure the House of Lords for amending the Education Bill. Their cry was, "Down with the House of Lords," down with the Church of England," but let them all come.—The Chairman said he remembered Mabon standing on the bridge at Mountain Ash to lead a demonstration to the Market Hall at Aberdare against the Franchise Bill which had been thrown out by the House of Lords in 1885. That house re- quested the Bill to be passed accompan- ied by a redistribution bill, and that very bill had given Mabon his seat in Parlia- ment.—Votes of thanks to the speaker and chairman oancluled the evening.