TOO LATE FOR CLASSIFICATION. TjlOE SALE.—A Good Grocer's Cart; JD Suit Horse 13 to 14 Hands.—Tom Evans, Grocer, Aberdare. ,a.œ1"" Servit.oa fos, Sunday Next. rri AJB fS l-i N A G L E Oong. Church, JL Abeniare. Morning at 11 Evening at 6 Sunday School, 2.30. —Preacher, Itev J. Morgan Jones, M.A., HIGHLAND Place Unitarian Church Aberdare, Services at 11 and 6. Sunday School s 2.30.Preacher, Rev. K. Evans, pastor.
GWIR GEEFYDD. Ar ael y bryn mae bwthyn Gwyngalchog, bychan, tlWB, Ac yno ben wr penwyn Eisteddai wrth y drws; Ei lygaid wedi pylu, A phwysai ar ei ff yn, Fel pe bai vn yrnylu Ar draetheil oer y glyn. Pan aet h um yn agosach Mi glywais ganu gwir, Na chlywaf ei felusach Fyth mwy mewn anial dir; 'R hen wr a ganai emyn: deil yn uwch na r don., Ei gariad pur a enyn Orfoledd dan fy mron." Ac wedi iddo orphen Ei hymn distawrwydd fu, Ei lygad oedd fel mellten Wrth son am lesu cu; Wrth feddwl am Galfaria Fe safai fyny'n syth, A gwaeddai, Haleliwia, O! diolch, diolch byth." Ac yna ar ei liniau, A threiglai'r dagrau byw, Ei galon oil arllwysai Gerbron gorseddfaingc Duff; O Arglwydd, dal fi ronyn, Nid rhaid fy nal yn hir," Yw gweddi'r hen bererin Yn ngwlad y poen a'r cur. Pan welais hyn mi synais, Daeth arswyd dan fy mron, Ar amrant mi a welais Mai crefydd bur oedd hon; Y grefydd wna i'm henaid Lonyddu yn mhob ton, Ne3 myn'd i'r wlad fendigaid Yn ngrym y grefydd hon. Tua thref yn awr cychwynais, Gan wylc/r dagrau n llu, Ac yno mi weddiais Yn daer ar lesu cu: "O! Arglwydd, gwna fi'n gryfaoh Tra'r ydwyf yma mwy, Nes dof i well cyfeillach Drwy rinwedd marwol glwy." Mountain Ash. BRYN.
Y BEDD. Drych yw'r bedd lle'r edrychaf-i waered Drwy'm horiau diweddaf, Yn ei gol gorphwysfa gaf I'm henaid-nef dymunaf. Mountain Ash. CYNFFIG.
ER COF Am y diweddar Mrs. M. Owen, Philip Itow, Cwmbach. Hunodd yn yr Arglwydd Mawrth 4edd, 1910. O! angau, hen elyn dynoliaeth, Ti rwygaist galonau'n ddiau, A,"th gleddyf llym, miniog, ti doraist Gylymau fu'n anwyl a chlau; P'oad gellaist di daro ein sercnog Mair Owen, oedd anwyl a phurP Rhaid ydoedd fod genyt di galon Ddideimlad, yn galed fel dur. Hi gollodd ei phriod yn gynar, Yn sydyn ar ddiwedd aydd gwaitli, A hedodd ei ysbryd i'w gartrefs At lesa i wynfyd yr aetn; ■Oisgynodd gofalon y teulu Yn, hollol yn awr arni hi, A chadwodd yn bur ei chymeriad 1 Er cwrddyil a chroesau diri. A. phan oeddym ni yn propbwydo A Am heulwen glir, oleu i'w nen, r cymyl du, tywyll i gilio, v A gloewach ffurfafen uwchben, plant oeddynt wan ddaeth yn gryfion, Yn gymhorth i'w map daethant hwy, in sydyn daeth gwys iddi farw, Er nad oedd ond deugain a dwy. chwaer ydoedd lan ei chymeriad, -.Ei buchedd yn gloewi y lie, L ■Khmweddau ei bywyd bersawTant nGan flodau addurnant y ne'; ^ystuddiau ei bywvd ddioddefodd -j^Gan blygu i 'wyllys ei Thad, «Iae heddyw ynghanol y nef oedd nofic) mown mor o fwynhad. Ei llais mi debyga1 ei glywed 0'1' nefoedd, yn fwynaidd, medd hi, "Fy mam, peidiwch tori eich calon, Ond dringwch i'r nef ataf fi; A chwithau, fy mhlant, peidiwch wylo, Ond plygwch i 'wyllys y ne', Yn fuan cewch welea y llwybrau Heb iota o honynt o'i le." Cwmbach. D.D.
Aberdare Chamber of TIade. The monthly meeting of the above was held on Wednesday evening, April 6, Mr. T. Lloyd presiding. YNYS MEADOW ROAD. Mr. Griffiths dealt with the difficulty regarding the repairing of the road lead- ing to Ynys Meadow, and a letter was read from Mr. C. Kenshole, secretary of the Aberdare Market Co. After some discussion it was resolved to send six members to interview the Aberdare District Council. Ths deputation appointed were: Messrs T. Lloyd, E. H. Miles, J. Vincent, Frank Hodges, F. D. E. George, and Howell T. Morgan. G.W.E. ROAD. The following notice of motion was down in the name of Mr. A. E. Harm- ston: a That the Great Western Railway Company be communicated with rela- tive to the footpath leading to the Book- ing Office at the Aberdare Station, and that the Company be asked to properly define the footpath and to effect some improvement in the present state of things. Mr. Harmston was not present, and Mr. Vicary proposed the motion. Mr. Vicary said that at present the horse traffic monopolised the whole of the road, especially the upper portion. This was to the danger and detriment of pedes- trians. Mr. W. F. Parry de Winton seconded, and further suggested that the G.W.R. be asked to f ence, in the path. Mr. J. E. Sladen and Mr. J. W. Hurt supported and the motion was agreed to. WATERING THE ROADS. Mr. F. G. Burge proposed that the County Council and District Council be wIÎtten to calling their attention to the need of watering the road from the lower end of Aberdare to Lewis Street, Aber- aman. Mr. W. Winstone Rees seconded. The Chairman remarked that there was a difficulty owing to the fact that the County Council were responsible for a portion of the main road and the Aber- dare Council for another portion. If Aberdare obtained a Charter of Incorpor- ation this matter could be attended to without any obstacle. The motion was carried. DELEGATES. Messrs. T. Lloyd, F. D. E. George, F. W. Caunt, David Evans, and Tom Evans were appointed to attend the half-yearly meeting of the Chambers of Trade to be held on May 5th. RAILWAY FACILITIES. Mr. J. W. Upstone, G.W.R., Pontypool, wrote that he did not see any advantage in meeting another deputation from Aberdare regarding a proposed motor service from Mountain Ash to Glyn- neath. With regard to altering the time of the 9.50 motor-car from Newport, he regretted that the management could not possibly do anything /in this matter at present. Mr. Illtyd Williams moved that a motion be placed on the agenda of the Federated Chambers of Trade meeting, petitioning the G.W.R. to alter the time. Mr. de Winton seconded, and the motion was agreed to. EARLY CLOSING. In the course of a discussion on Early Closing of Shops, Mr. T. W. Griffiths said he intended seeing Col. Phillips with the view of asking the Council to adopt the Shops Hours Act. Mr. David Evans suggested that notices be printed informing the public re time of closing on days preceding holidays. INCORPORATION. Mr. F. D. E. George asked if there was a committee in existence to enquire into the question of Incorporation. Mr. Griffiths replied there was not. The Chamber had decided to have one or twc speakers from Merthyr or elsewhere to place the opposition side before the members. Mr. J. E. Sladen thought that a com- mittee should be appointed to go thor- oughly into the matter. Mr. W. D. Morris thought the present general committee could consider it. Finally the question was deferred for a month. PLATE; GLASS INSURANCE. The tender of Messrs. J. Morgan and Son (Aberdare) Ltd. for replacing plate- glass windows belonging to tradesmen who are insured in the Aberdare and Dis- trict Mutual Plate Glass Protection Society, was accepted. Mr. T. W. Griffiths explained that he could make arrangements to have glass replaced in a very short time—two or three days-and consequently save a great deal of trouble and loss of trade to those who happened to have their win- dows damaged. VARIOUS. Six new members were accepted at the close of the meeting. Councillor M. J. Harris was heartily congratulated on his unopposed return to the County Council for Llwydcoed Ward. Mr. Harris briefly acknowledged.
A Stolen Bible. CIyn Neath Mar; Changed. The Taff Vale Railway Company provide Bibles in the waiting-rooms of their stations, and this week one at Ystrad 'was missed.' John Griffiths, collier of Glynneath, was seen by a porter to run up the platform and the book fell from under his coat. Griffiths was overtaken, and at Pontypridd 'on Wednesday he was charged with theft. The incident was described as a drunken freak, and Griffiths was discharged.
NO TEA LIKE, 'Quaker' Tea OF ALL GROCERS. r
Hspwain. DRAMA.-At the Victoria Hall on Thursday and Saturday evening the drama, Rhys Lewis," was acted by the Hirwain Dramatic Society, under the conductorship of Mr. D. Williams, who also acted as stage manager. The chief characters wert as follows: Rhys Lewis, Mr. Hees D. Davies; Tomos Bartley, Mr Dan James; Wil Bryan, Messrs. D. Wil- liams and Rhys Evans; Mr. Brown, the Parson, Mr. T. F. Jones; Bob, Mr. J. Eenowden; Abel Hughes, Mr. W. G. Jenkins; Williams the Student, Mr. D. W. Powell; the Professor, Mr. T. Mor- gan: Sergeant Williams, Mr. J. Davies; the Old Soldier, Mr. W. D. James; Bar- bara Bartley, Mrs. L. M. Jones; Mari Lewis, Miss Ceinwen Evans; Marged Peters, Miss M. A. Jones; Sis, Miss Cein- wen Evans; the Uncle, Mr. W. Rosser Jones; the schoolboys were Masters Hees Evans, Trevor Evans, John James, Evan Hopkins; J. J. Dyniond, T. Evans, T. Hawkins, Gwilym Davies, and Johnny Morris. All the actors took their parts remarkably well. The performance was in aid of Mr. Evan Davies,' Tramway, who has been ailing for a long time. Coun- cillor H. H. Evans, M.E., Cwmdare, and Mr. O. George, J.P., Hirwain, presided.
B.W.T.A.—Miss Agnes Slack, a, dis- tinguished orator, will on April 20th de- liver an address J\t the English Wesleyan Chapel, Aberdare, on Patriotism." Time, 7.30. DRESSMAKING. On Monday next Madame Lowther Knights will give at the Memorial Hall an interesting and valuable demonstration in dress fitting. See particulars in another column. CARMEL C.E.—On Thursday last Mr. Morgan Parr presided in the absence of Mr. Jas. Roach. Mr. H. Bryant (Cwm- bach) gave an excellent address on The Walk to Emmaus." Comments were made by Mr. W. Eynon. CHOIR SOIREE. On Good Friday evening Carmel English Baptist Choir, held their annual soiree, when over a hundred partook of the repast. The tables were presided over by the follow- ing Mrs. Andrews and Miss Williams, Mrs. Perkins and Miss Minett, Mrs. Dd. Jones and Miss Escott, Mrs. Price and Miss Webb. Other officers were Mr. W. Price, Mrs Tom Jones, Messrs. W. H. Davies and Harry Jones. Prof. Tom Jones, the conductor, superintended the proceedings. The ladies committee catered in an excellent manner. CHURCH MISSION.—A most success- ful tea was held at the Memorial Hall on Monday by the Church Mission League, over 200 attending. At the tables were: Mrs. Richards, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs. Morgan (Dumfries-street), Mrs. Cook, Mrs. Llew- elyn Jones, Mrs. David, Mrs. Twissell, Mrs. Amesbury, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Price, Miss Pugslev. Cutters: Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Richards (Cardiff-road), Mrs. Henry Jones, and Mrs. Buckingham. The stewards were Messrs. Lewis, Tasker, Nt-wcombe, George Smith, S. C. Rees, Churchill, Clayton, and J. Lewis, junior. Mr. A. Buckingham was the secretary. At the meeting subsequently held the Rev. Dewi Williams presided. Messrs. J. R. Thomas and S. C. Rees sang, and Mr. Hemy Jones gave a violin solo. The Rev. D. T. Griffiths, Vicar of Llantrisant, addressed the members of the Mission. Mr. A. E. Kimpton, missioner, also spoke. The mission choir, conducted by Mr. Kimpton, rendered an anthem. Mrs. Twissell and Mr. G. H. Templeman were the accompanists. MISS AGNES SLACK, who visits Aberdare on April 20th, was the first woman who had the honour to appear and preach in John Wesley's pulpit, City Road Chapel, London. She is secre- tary of the World's Woman's Christian Temperance Union. "Plenydd," our great Welsh speaker, says that she not only understands the temperance ques- tion, but feels it. Mr. W. T. Stead, in speaking of her as a dear friend, says she has but one fault—she is over-zealous. Mark Guy Pearse, Lady Henry Somer- set, and a host of others, speak of her in the highest terms. She not only de- votes herself to temperance work, but gives much time to visiting the poor and the Workhouses. She belongs to a very old family, and lives in a beautiful home at Ripley, Yorkshire. PRESENTATION & WHIST DRIVE. —A social evening and whist drive was held on Wednesday evening in connection with the Town Evening Continuation School. Mrs. Lloyd and Mr. Reed, mana- gers of the school, were asked to present on behalf of the pupils a beautiful pair of cut glass silver flower vases to Mr. D. G. Davies, the headmaster, and a silver I cake dish to Mr. Jack Thomas, the assist- ant. Both presents were suitably in- scribed. Mrs. Lloyd and Mr. Reed in very neat speeches, spoke highly of the work and character of this school which they typed as one of the best in the country. Messrs. W. C. Parker, Brychan Thomas, and William Jones spoke on be- half of the pupils, and Messrs. D. G. Davies and Jack Thomas suitably re- sponded. Then followed the whist drive, which resulted in the following winners: 1st prize, Mr. Percy Hearne; 2nd, Mr. I Samuel Davies; 3rd, Mr. P. Jones; 4th, Mr. Spencer Williams. A very pleasant evening was drawn to a close by a visit to an "art" exhibition got up by Mr. J. Howard Morgan. Mr. Caunt was the caterer. I
Cwmdare. FOOTBALL.—A splendid game was placed on Cwmdare Athletic Grounds on Tuesday last between Cwmdare Mesmers and Bwllfa Clerks. Score: Mesmers, 4; Bwllfa Clerks, 2. The chief scorers for Mesmers were: D. Ll. James (2), Thomas James (1), John Howells (1). ACCIDENT.—While cleaning airways at the Old Pit, Bwllfa Colliery, on_ Wed- nesday morning, John Isaac, residing in Bwllfa-road, got pinned by the roof falling upon him. He was not extri- cated until about 5.30 p.m. Dr. Donald- son, who was at the place of the accident since about 11 a.m., stated that the man had a most narrow escape. He was suffering from severe bruises and shock. ELIM CHAPEL. Quarterly meetings were held at the above chapel on Sunday last. The afternoon service was presided over by Mr. W. Ll. Jones. The report of the last quarter was read by the secre- tary. Solos were rendered by the follow- ing -Maggie S. Jones, Mary Davies, Lizzie M. Jones, Haydn Isaac, Lillian M. Phillips, Hilda May Jones. Recita- tions: Mrs. J. Lloyd Jones's class, Mrs. John Isaac's class, Evan Jones, Annie Jones, David Jones, and Lizzie Jones. Songs by the Band of Hope children, con- ducted by Mr. Daniel James, King-street. A few words were spoken by the Rev. James Jones, pastor, and Messrs. W. T. Rees and W. Jones. In the evening Mr. J. Phillips, Bwllfa-road, presided. Songs were rendered by Mr. John Isaac's party, Messrs. Daniel James, Ben Jones, Timothy Jones, David Davies, Misses C. Evans, Hannah J. Evans, Edith Jones, Winnio Jones. Duets, Misses Lillian M. Phillips and Maggie S. Jones, also Blod- wen Thomas and Hannah J. Evans. Recits: Messrs. T. Beynon, T. Roberts, William Jenkins, and Misses May Jen- kins And Jane Jones. A beautiful ren- dering of "Y Golemen Wen" was given by Miss Lizzie Brown, a student at the Royal Academy of Music. London. Miss Blown is a native of Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia. Her singing- was much appreciated, and much more will be heard of her musical abilities. Mr. Griffith John Jones acquitted himself well as secretary. Accompanists, Messrs. David Ll. Jones and W. G. Davies. Super- intendent, Mr. W. U. Jones.
Cefnpennar. TRAP ACCIDENT. An unfortunate accident occurred to Mr. David Beeeham, proprietor of the Cefnpennar Hotel, on Monday. Mr. Beecham was fetching voters for Captain Gray, and was descend ing the hill from Cefnpennar, with Mr. Evan Thomas on the back seat of the conveyance, when one of the wheels caught the curb at the side of the road. The shock caused the horse to run away, and eventually Mr. Beecham was thrown out violently, and descended on his head. He was taken into Mrs. Benton's cottage, just near, where he relapsed into uncon- sciousness. He was then conveyed to the Cottage Hospital, where he remained un- conscious for several hours. He has re- ceived several scalp wounds, and on en- quiry on Tuesday was making a little progress.
Mountain, Ash. A NEW STYLE is always to be found at the practical tailors—T. Davies and Son, Pryce Street. Give a call. JUST DROP A POSTCARD to R.H.T., Belle Vue House, Penrhiwceiber. Tay- lor for tinsmithing. Taylor for plumb- ing. Taylor for gasfitting. INVALID.—We regret to hear of tlie serious illness of Mrs. T. Edmunds, Dover-street. She is lying dangerously ill with pneumonio. HAND BALL. An interesting game was played at the Institute Court on Wednesday between Tom Phillips, Mountain Ash, and Geo. Llewelyn, Pen- rhiwceiber. The game was watched by a large crowd, and eventually ended in a good win for the Mount man by 31 chalks to 13. Mr. David Powell acted as referee. GOLF.—The Easter Bogey was con- cluded on Thursday afternoon. The prize, a handsome silver cup presented by Lord Aberdare, was won by Austin Prichard-Evans. The scores were as follows: —1, Austin Prichard-Evans, al- lowed 11, 1 up. 2, T. Finney, allowed 12, 5 down; S. Powell, allowed 14, 5 down. 3, Harry Powell, allowed 12, 7 down. The winner's score of 85 creates the amateur record for the links. BILLIARDS.—The professional tourna- ment which has attracted all lovers of the ivory spheres from all parts was con- cluded last evening. Mr. C. Davies, Clydach Vale, was the winner of the cup, and Mr. T. Millwood was runner-up. As will be seen in another column, these first-class cueists are playing a game at the Navigation Hotel next Monday and Tuesday. The match is for a trophy value < £ 20, and should attract bumping houses.
._n Important Act! on, I T MOUNTAIN ASH PROPERTY DISPUTE. This action, which came before Mr. Justice Neville, on Tuesday, the 5th inst., was brought by Mrs. Mary Jane Owen, postmistress of Mountain Ash, for whom Mr. Wright (instructed by Mr. Shipton) appeared, against Jenkin Jones and John Williams, the trustees under the will of Lewis Jones (deceased), for whom Mr. Peterston, K.C., and Mr. Bobertson (in- structed by Mr. J. T. Phoenix, Cardiff) appeared. On the 4th August, upon a motion for an injunction, Mr. Justice Hamilton or- dered that the defendants be restrained until the 11th August from selling or offering for sale No. 32, Gladstone-road, Miskin, Mountain Ash, which had been mortgaged by the plaintiff to the defend- ants. On the 11th August the injunction was continued for a week, and on the 18th August no order was made on the motion, < the defendants undertaking not to sell or offer for sale the property until after October 19th, and the plaintiff undertak- ing to pay a certain sum on account of interest in respect of the mortgage. The plaintiff now claimed damages, and after hearing the evidence the Judge dismissed the action, with costs to the defendants, including the costs of the previous motion to the Court for an in- junction.
YR EFENGYL. Cenadwri yw'r Efengyl I bechadur euog tlawd, Newydd da i'r hil syrthiedig, Ymddangosodd Duw mewn cnawd; Gobaith i holl gyrau'r ddaear, Y Messiah wedi dod, A Gwaredwr wedi ei eni I bob cenedl is y rhod. Cenadwri Preseb Bethle'm, Cenadwri gras a hedd, Cenadwri wedi ei selio Gan awdurdod nefol sedd; Cenadwri fawr y cymod, Duw a, dyn yn dod yn nghyd, Cenadwri yn cyhoeddi Iachawdwriaeth i'r holl fyd. Cenadwri Gethsemane, Cenadwri fawr y groes, Cenadwri a gyhoeddir Drwy bob gwlad ac yn mhob oes; Cenadwri'r gwaed a lifodd, Cenadwri'r aberth drud, Hon a bery yn ei sylwedd Nes yn ulw'r elo'r byd. Yr Efengyl am y deyrnas, Y dragwyddol deyrnas gref, A feddienir gan y seintiau Wedi cyraedd adre i'r nef, Teyrnas drefnwyd yn yr arfaeth Cyn rhoi seiliau r byd i lawr, o dan nawdd y cynghor borau, Nawdd y dwyfol gariad mawr. Cenadwri adgyfodi » lesu Grist y trydydd dydd, Wedi maeddu hunan Ac o'r bedd yn dod yn rhydd; Cenadwri ei esgyniad I ogoniant at y Tad, Wedi estyn i'r holl ddaear Drefn o waredigaeth rad. Boed Efengyl y tangnefedd, Boed i'r genadwri fawr, Hedeg byth a chael gogonedd Drwy bob goror ar y 11awr; Boed i holl dylwythau daear I ymuno yn gyttra Gyda bias i gyd-ddyrchafu Enw anwyl Mab y Dyn. Miskin. S.R. (Dovery).
Abercynhn, SERVICES.—On Sunday and Monday half-yearly services were held at Mount Zion Chapel. The special preacher was the Bev. J. W. Price, Troedyrhiw. MORIA 1-1 .-Special services were held at Moriah English Baptist Chapel on Sunday last, when-eloquent sermons were delivered by the Rev. D. Pugh Bevan, Port Talbot. AMUSEMENT.—On Saturday and Sun- day last Haggar's Bioscope Variety Co. occupied the Workmen's Hall. The Pic- tures shown were, of the latest, and the songs were much appreciated. SOCIAL.—On Thursday evening a most enjoyable social was held at the Naviga- School, Abercynon, in connection with the Evening Continuation Dressmaking Classes. There was a large number present. The social was under the super- ss vision of Miss F. Holder (teacher). Games and dancing were indulged in. SUCCESS.—We are pleased to note the successes of the following promising Abercynon tenors: Mr. W. A. Simpson, winner at Llantwit; Mr. J. 0. Davies at Mountain Ash; and Mr. T. Herbert Davies winner out of 43 in an open com- petition at Porth. This speaks highly of the musical talent in Abercynon. FATAL ACCIDENT.—It is with deep regret that we record the death of Mr. H. Holder, Llandaff House, which oc- curred on Saturday morning last, as the result of an accident. The deceased was engaged in hauling a load of coke from the Gas Works to the Workmen's Hall, when the horse took fright at passing a locomotive. The deceased attempted to stop the animal, but was thrown down and the wheels of the vehicle passed over his body. He was conveyed to a house close by, and expired soon after. The deceased was well known and highly re- spected in the district. He leaves a widow and nine children. EXHIBITION & SOCIAL.-On Tues- day evening last, at the Workmen's Hall, a Needlework and Ambulance Exhibition was held in connection with the Needle- work and Ambulance Evening Classes, Abercynon. There were about 250 pres- ent. Dancing was kept on until 2 a.m. The display by the Ambulance Class was much enjoyed. Mr. Tom Lewis ren- dered In Old Madrid and Sing me to sleep." The M.C.'s were Messrs. M. J. Griffiths and Fred Kathr^ns. Delightful dance music was supplied by Miss Gould, A.L.C.M., Mrs. Sam Hughes, and Mr. Robert Grainger. Dr. Deery, Miss Gwatkin, Messrs. C. Gregory and John Battram deserve praise for the success of the evening. MINERS' MASS MEETING. About 1,300 miners of the Dowlais-Cardiff Col- lieries, Abercynon, attended a mass meet- ing at the Workmen's Hall on Tuesday. Mr. Thos. Brixey was in the chair. Mr. William Jenkins, conference delegate, gave his report and answered questions arising therefrom in a satisfactory man- rtr. The conduct of the 9 executive members who voted against putting into operation the 20th Rule at the M.F.G.B. Conference was criticised, and a resolu- tion was passed. condemning the above 9 members and instructing the secretary, Mr. John R. Morgan, to move an amend- ment to the Rules, whereby executive members will be elected by ballot throughout the whole coalfield, and not be as at present subordinate to the var- ious districts they represent.
Penrhiwceiber. MERCHED Y DE.—A meeting held at Jerusalem on Monday was ably addressed by Mr. Howell Williams. PERSONiAL.-Mr. Walter Walters ob- tained a first prize in pianoforte playing at Troedvrhiw Eisteddfod on Monday. YOUNG PEOPLE'S MEETING. A very well attended meeting was held at Hermon Vestry in connection with the Young People, when Mr. Willie Jones read a very good paper on The effect of the slums on the upper classes." Several speakers made appreciative remarks at the close. The chair was taken by Rev. D. Jones, M.A., Hermon. WEDDING.—An interesting wedding took place at Soar Congregational Chapel. Mountain Ash, on Easter Tuesday. The contracting parties were Mrs. Sarah Lewis and Mr. John Williams, Vaughan- terrace. Eev. Samuel Williams, Carmel, Penrhiwceiber, and Rev. D. Jeremy Jones, Soar, Mountain Ash, officiated. Mrs. and Mr. Phillips, of Aberdare, cousins of bride, were also present at the ceremony. FITN,ER,AL.-Tli.e interment of the remains of Master Richard Davies, of 2a, Harcourt-terrace, took plac at Maesyr- arian Cemetery last Saturday week. The following were chief mourners: Mr. Rd. Davies, father; Mr. William Davies, brother; Mrs. Jones, Bargoed. and Mrs. Davies, Tredegar, sisters; Mrs. Evans, Mountain Ash, and Mrs. Lewis, aunts; Messrs. Lewis, cousins. Rev. D. Howells, Bethesda, officiated. The funeral was furnished by Mr. Frank Mills. BTLLIARDS.-Tlie return match of the Institute Team and the Conservative Junior Team was plaved on Monday. Scores:—Con. Team: T. Woodland, 150; G. Hale, 150; J. Thomas, 181; J. Davies, 150; A. Jenkins, 150; W. Brown, 150; G. Wright, 150; W. Gregory, 150; total, 1181. Institute: Lewis Jones, 135; Jas. Bevan. 94; Joe Price, 150; D. Daniels, 143; H. Hughes, 132; W. J. Roberts, 127; Steve Eees, 111; Owen Jones, 82; total, 974. The Penrhiwceiber Juniors are prepared to arrange friendly fixtures. Apply W. Johnson, 33. Glanlay-street, Penrhiwceiber. MASS MEETING.—The workmen of Messrs. Nixon's Cwmcynon. Colliery held a mass meeting at the Institute on Thurs- day evening, when the delegate to the M.F.G.B. Conference (Mr, John Picton) gave a very satisfactory report of the con- erence. He said +hai the men's leaders from South Wales had fought hard on their behalf, and all that was possible to make the life of the Welsh miner brighter and happier was pressed forward. Mr. Picton was accorded a vote of thanks, and a resolution was unanimously carried that work be continued unt il the 9th of April, pending result of ballot. NUPTIALS.—On Easter Sunday a pretty wedding toftk place at St. Wini- fied's Church. The contracting parties were Miss Sarah Williams, Vaughan- terrace, and Mr. Wm. Preston, Black Houses. The bride, who was given away by Mr. Albert Preston, was attired in navy costume with cream hat. Her bridesmaids were Miss Hannah Williams •sister), and Misses May and Beatrice Preston (sisters of bridegroom). The Vicar, Rev. J. R. Jones. performed the ceremony. Mr. John Williams (father of bride), Mr. Edward Preston (father of bridegroom) were also present.
-+- Cefnpennar, PRESENTATION. On Wednesday evening, at the Cefnpennar Reading Rcom, a social tea was given by the members of the congregation of St. 111- t.yd's to the Rev. W. R. and Mrs. Wil- liams, on the occasion of their departure from the district. The tables were looked after by Mesdames Ellerv, Bebb, Slaugh- ter and Savin. After tea a concert was held. Mrs. Arthur Morgan, Capcoch, sang" "Make new friends but keep the old," and U Much y Melinydd," and a pianoforte solo was given by Mr. Evan Davies. The rev. gentleman and his wife were presented with a handsome marble clock, inscribed: "Presented to the Rev. W. R. and Mrs. Williams on their departure from Mountain Ash." Mrs. David Rees Morgan, in making the pre- sentation on behalf of the subscribers, wished them all happiness in their new sphere of labour. Mr. W. H. Thomas, who presided in the unavoidable, absence of the Vicar, also addressed the guests of the evening. Messrs. T. Carhart, Joe Ellery, Percy Griffiths, and Jas. Perrott spoke a few words of encouragement to Mr. and Mrs. Williams. A separate pres- ent of a workstand was to have been given to Mrs. Williams, but unfortunate- ly did not arrive in time. It was sent on later to Penmaenmawr. The social evening was concluded by a dance.
Cwwaman, BENEFIT CONCERT. On Friday evening Mr. Haggar, bioscope proprietor, gave a benefit performance at the Public Hall in aid of tho Cwmaman Silver Band. A hearty vote of thanks was ac- corded Mr. Haggar for his generosity. SEION (13 ) ii Sunday the pulpit of the above chapel was occupied by the Rev. D. H. Rees, New Tredegar. SOCIAL AND DANCE. On Tuesday evening, at the Lesser Hall, a social and dance was held under the auspices of the Girls' Friendly Union connected with St. Joseph's Church. A large number at- tended. At the refreshment tables were: Mrs. Macgillivray, Mrs. Williams, and Mrs. Hooper. The M.C.'s for the dance were Messrs. George Bird and W. Pan- niers, whilst Miss S. A. Larimore acted as accompanist. The secretary was Miss Dorothy Williams, Byron-street. CWMAMAN AMATEUR PHOTO- GRAPHIC SOCIETY.-Oil Friday even- ing a most interesting lecture was given by Mr. Austin H. Johns (hon. sec.) on "What can be done with a hand camera." The lecturer dealt fully with the principal features of hand camera photography for amateurs. A beautiful set of 100 slides was exhibited, which were kindly lent by the C. P. Geory Co., London. The lecture was keenly fol- lowed by the members and friends present. TRINITY (English Baptist Church).- Last Thursday a party of 20 artistes from Penrhiwceiber visited the above with a most interesting programme, which was given before a good gathering. The pas- tor, Rev. A. T. Phillips, took the chair, and the following took part:—Chorus by party, "He rose, He rose." Recit, "I'll be somebody/' Master Ronald Rogers. Solo, Buy a broom," Mrs. Chapman. Recitation by Mr. Slade. Dialogue, Sam Sletherwick's Baby," Mrs. Whit- taker and friends. Humorous turns by Mr. D. Davies, Abercynon. Duet, Con- vent Bells," by Mrs. 'Chapman and Mrs. Taylor. Quartette, "The Gilded Palace," by Miss Squance and party. Solo by Mr. D. Davies. Duet, "Madam, will you walk?" Mr. and Mrs. Chapman. Dia- logue, "Fun in the Studio," by Mr. Davies & friends. Trio, "Mr. Speaker," by Mr. J. Williams and friends. Recit, Master Ronald Rogers. A vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. A. Kedward (senior deacon), whic h was ably seconded by Nurse Jeynes.
Godreaman. BETHANY.—The Rev. J. T. RhYll, pastor of Bethany, has accepted an invi- tation to the pastorate of the Congrega- tional Church at Rhyddings, Swansea.
Aberaman. A MODERN SERMON.—The Rev. T. H. Bryant continued his series of special sermons at the Primitive Methodist Chapel on Sunday evening last. There was a large congregation. The rev. gen- tleman took as his text, "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that loelieveth," Romans i., 16. His sub.) ect was, Christianity, Social- ism, and Human Nature." OBITUARY. The funeral of Mrs. Mary Jane Powell, who passed away on Thursday, the 31st ult., took place on Tuesday at the -Aberdare' Public Ceme- tery. A brief service was conducted at the house in Regent Street, and at the grave by the Rev. W. T. Francis (B.), pastor of Gwawr..Mourners: Mr. John Powell, husband; Mr. Morgan Powell, son, and' Mr. Lewis Powell, brother-in- law; Miss Mary E. Powell, daughter; Mrs. Margaret Powell, daughter-in-law; Mrs. Thomas, Pontypridd. N.A.TJ.S.A.—At the monthly branch meeting on Tuesday night Mr. J. H. Job, Cwmaman, occupied the ehalr. The balance sheet for the past financial year was presented by Mr. D. J. Phillips, the secretary, and much discussion took place. It was pointed out that i-65 was paid out as sick benefit last year, being the highest total since the formation of the branch. A. report of the South Wales District .Council meetings was ably given by Messrs. Ivor Jones and Handel Harris. Mr. Ivor Jones also gave a report of the joint mettings of the Aberdare and Aberaman branches. OBITUARY. The funeral of Mr. Benjamin Kellow, 8, Gladstone-street, whose death we reported last week, took place on Thursday afternoon at the Aber- dare Public Cemetery. The deceased was C3 years of age, and was one of the oldest workmen at the Aberaman Pit, and a trustee of the colliery fund. He was a faithful member of the Ancient Order of Foresters. There was a large cortege. The officiating ministers were the Rev. T. H. Bryant (P.M.) and the Rev. H. P. Jenkins, Saron. The following were the chief mourners: Mr. Dd. John Kellow, .sen: Messrs. David Bowen and James Amdell, sons-in-law; W. J. Kellow and Bén j. Kellow, nephews; Edwin Moses, brotherin-law, and Mr. Thomas Warlow, nephew. In the first coach were: Mrs. Kellow, widow; Mrs. Bowen and Mrs. Arndell, daughters; Mrs. Edwin Moses, sister; Mrs. J. Kellow. sister-in-law. 2nd coach: Mrs. Bessie Morris, Cardiff; Mrs. Thomas Warlow, and Mrs. Benj. Kellow, Aberaman, nieces. The bearers were: Messrs. James Phillips, Edward Howells, John Thomas (Regent-street), and Thomas James, representing the For- esters, and Messrs. Thomas Lewis and James Davies, trustess of the Aberaman Colliery Fund. Beautiful wreaths had been sent by: (1) The family; (2) de- ceased's brother's family; (3) the Aber- aman Fund; and (4) the manager and employees of the Cwmaman Co-operative Society, where the deceased's son is em- ployed. OBITUARY.—Last week an esteemed resident of Aberaman, Mrs. Mary Ann Whitcombe, 35, Regent-street, died. She was 67 years of age, and had resided at the above address for 26 years. Her hus- band was killed at the Treaman Colliery about seven years ago. The funeral, which was private, took place at the Aberdare Public Cemetery on Saturday, the officiating minister being the Rev. Morgan Powell, Vicar of Aberaman. Mr. F. D. E. George, Aberdare, was the undertaker. The bearers were: Messrs. Wm. Rowe, Philip D. Rees, Richard Ede- vane, and loan Jones. A beautiful wreath was given by the family. The mourners were:—1st coach: Mrs. W. J. Cummings, Aberaman; Mrs. Whitehead, Bromley, Kent; and Mrs. Craven, Aber- aman, daughters; Messrs. Albert Whit- combe and Gilbert Whitcombe, Aber- ainan, sons, and Mrs. Knowles, niece. 2nd coach: Mr. W. J. Cummings, son-in- law; Messrs. Fred, Herbert, and Elmer Cummings, grandsons; Misses Laura and Elsie Cummings, grand-daughters. 3rd coach: Mr. Edward Craven, Misses C. and Gertie Craven, Mrs. Philip D. Rees, and Mrs. M. Jones. Others who attend- ed were: Mr Wm. Whitcombe, Mountain Ash; Mr. Robert Hurley, Newport; Mr. and Mrs. Jabez Whitcombe; Mrs. Thomas, Llanthewy-street; Mr. and Mrs. Gregory, Pencoed, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Mrs. Badham, George- street, niece; Mrs. T. Milsom, Jubilee- road, and Mr. W. Badham, Glancynon- terrace.
Cwmis>acte. REHEARSAL. — On Monday evening last the choirs of the Welsh Cong. Churches of the lower district of Aber- dare held a united rehearsal at Bryn Seion Chapel. The conductor was Mr. Philip Rees, A.C., Abercwmboi. while his son, Mr. Jonah Rees, Adv. R.A.M., E.C.M., presided at the organ. BETHANIA Y.P.S. Mr. Warriotte Owen, Aberaman, presided on Tuesday night. Mr. Dan Owen, Rose-row, read an excellent paper, upen "Dyhead yr Iridiaid." He dwelt upon the different cieeds which barred the way to progress and national unity in India. Comments were made by Messrs. Edward Thomas, David Thomas, Dan Owen (Victoria- street), Charles Morgan James, and Thos. Phillips.
Miskin. PLACING YOUR ORDER, ARE YOU?—Try T. Davies and Son, Pryce- street, for decent and durable suits. All the latest patterns and styles. BETHES-DA.-An entertainment was given in Bethesda Primitive Methodist Chapel on Tuesday evening. There was a splendid gathering, presided over by Mr. Wm. Bowles. The following contri- buted to a capital programme: -Songs, Mr. Stanley Bishop, "Sailor, beware" and Homeward bound." Reading, Mr. J. H. Bowles. Due t, the Misses Notley. Recit, Master Trevor Bowles, "Crooked man." Mouth organ, Mr. Albert Notley. Song, Miss Notley, "Killamey." The accompaniments were nicely played by Mr. Albert Beecham. A dialogue in character, entitled, "Before and after the ball," was given by the following.- Amy Grace, Miss Miriam Nicholas; Ada Meanwell, Miss May Huntley; Miss Prude, Miss Laura Britten; Miss Dash, Miss Louisa Harper; Miss Pretty, Miss Lilian Langley; Hebert Grace, Mr. Geo. Bull; Mr. Lovell, Mr. Bertie Sandy; Mr. Lightfoot, Mr. W. Cape; Mr. Butters, Mr. Tom Beecham; Rev. Shepherd, Mr. Noah Bowles. All the parts were capi- tally rendered, and a special word of praise must be given to the soloists, Misses Notley and Mr. Stanley Bishop.
Ynysybwl. THE WELSH WESLEYANS held their annual meetings on Sunday and Monday. The Rev. G. Jones, Trerddol, and the Rev. M. Griffiths, of Caerau, preached impressive sermons to large congrega- tions. The Sunday afternoon and Mon- day evening services were held in Jeru- ¡ salem C.M. Church (kindly lent).
„ M iner»s' Ballot. LADY WINDSOR COLLIERY, YNYSYBWL. For accepting terms. 735 Against 210 Majority for acceptance. 525
I Penrhiwce,ibat, Notes, II BY "SPHINX." Ceiber got its share of the spoils at the ¡ Mountain Ash Easter Eisteddfod. In the second choral Mr. Sam Davies's Choir got the first prize. The local Ambulance Corps, under the direction of Mr. G. R. Birch, got an ambulance prize, and Mr. Ed. Erasmus took a prize in mining. Further, Mrs. Morgan Davies was the premier contralto soloist. The Choir, we learn, intend competing at the Cwmaman Eisteddfod. The Am- bulance men also took second prize at bulance men also took second prize at Bargoed, beating seven lots of competi- tors. In the list of prize recipients in con- nection with the Evening Classes I noticed the name of Mr. W. Lewis, Peny- bryn, Penrhiwceiber. He is a brilliant young workng man, and should receive aid and encouragement to pursue his studies. Fancy winning four firsts (one with honours) and coming third in the County Exam. Unlke the gentle rain from heaven, our local watering cart is somewhat partial in the bestowal of its blessings. It con- fines its visits to the main thoroughfares, leaving the other streets dry and dusty. When shall we have the patent dust pre- venter?
Marriage of Rev R. S. Rogers, (Vlountfti'f Ash. A pretty wedding was solemnised at Carmel Baptist Church, New Tredegar, on Wednesday, when Mabel, the young- est daughter of Alderman N. Phillips (aent for the Powell Duffryn Coal Co.), New Tredegar, was married to the Rev. B. S. Rogers, B.A., of Mountain Ash. Mr. D. W. Jones, Briton Ferry, was best man, and the bridesmaids were Miss Phillips (sister of the bride) and Miss Rogers (sister of the bridegroom).
iVi o u n t a sr* Ash Hosi c e Court. THURSDAY, April 7th.—Before Sir T. Marchant Williams (Stipendiary), CoL M. Morgan, Capt. F. N. Gray, and Capt. G. A. Evans. DRUNKS.—Margaret Yem, Tyntetown, in Milbourne-street, 10s. and costs; Jos. Parfitt, in Penrhiwceiber-road, 5s. and costs.
ASSAULT AND OBSTRUCTION. J. Hearty, Tyntetown, was charged with asaulting P.C. Dinwidni, and David Ed- wards and Harry Seaborne, Tyntetown, with obstructing the police. P.C. Williams said that a man named Wm. Edwards, who had now disappeared, asaulted him by biting his finger almost to the bone When taking Edwards into custody, Hearty assaulted P.C. Diniwidni by kicking him on certain parts of the body. The other two defendants prevented the constables from taking Hearty into custody. P.C. Diniwidni corroborated. D. Edwards, who is a brother to Wm. Edwards, was fined 20s. and costs, and Harry Seaborne 20s. and costs. Hearty was sent to prison for six weeks. LANGUAGE,—Wm. Vaughan. Tynte- town, using indecent language, 5s. and costs. JOSTLING.—Five boys from' Ynys- boeth, named David Morgan, Wm. Smith, Llewelyn Morris, Wm. Jones, and Arthur Tucker, were summoned for jostling people in the streets.—P.S. Evans gave evidence.—Morgan and Smith, who did rot appear, were fined 5s. each, and the others 2s. 6d. each. UNLICENSED CYCLE. Riding a motor cycle without a licence was the charge preferred against David James Phillips, Penrhiwceiber.—Fined 10s. and costs. UNLIT.—Thos. Furlong, Penrhiwcei- ber, driving a cart without lights, 2s. 6d. UNLICENSED DOGS—Sophia Woolev, Yrysboeth, 10s. and costs; Henry Hall and Thos. Eossiter, Ynysboeth, 7s. 6d, each; Thos. Phillips, Ynysboeth, 10s. and costs; Thos. Morton, Penrhiwceiber, 10s. and costs; John Richards, Penrhiwcei- ber, 7s. 6d.; Wm. John, Penrhiwceiber, 10s. and costs; Evan George, Miskin, 10s. and costs. NIGHT POACHING. Benj. Evans, Wm. Evans, and David Lewis, Cwmpen- nar, were summoned for the above offence.—Lewis did not appear.—P.S. Mil- don said that one night he heard a dog barking. He 'went to the wood, which belonged to Lord Aberdare, and saw the defendants there. He found a net spread in the wood.—Fined 20s. and costs each. TEESPASS.—Wm. Davies, Mountain Ash, was summoned for trespassing in search of game on land belonging to Lord Aberdare.-John Edwards, game-keeper, and Wm. Cocurn gave evidence.—Fined 20s. and costs. A ASSAULT.—Emma Taylor, Ynysboeth, summoned Caroline Watkins for assault. —Mrs. Taylor said that her husband had been paying for beer for Mrs. Watkins. She had a few words with her, and Mrs. Watkins struck her in the eye.—Maggie Morris gave further evidence.—The case was dismissed. THEFT OF PAY TICKET. F. P. Hughes, Mountain Ash, was brought up for stealing a pay ticket with which he was able to get C-2 18s. 4<1., the monies of Thos. Ashford, a haulier in the employ of Messrs. Nixon.—Mr. C. Kenshole pro- secuted.—Thos Ashford said he was a day haulier at the Deep Duffryn Colliery. On March 25th he received a pay-ticket. He took this ticket with him to work on the following morning. He placed his waistcoat, in the pocket of which was the ticket, on a pair of timber. He missed the ticket about 1 o'clock.' Witness identified the counterfoil which had been placed on the file in the office.—Jonathan Lloyd, overman, deposed that prisoner went out early on the pay Saturday. Prisoner would pass the place where the waistcoat was hung.—Wm. Fothergill, a labourer, said that Hughes stood next to him in the rank waiting to be paid. He had no business to stand there because he was paid by a collier.—Arthur J. Curtis gave further evidence. Prisoner was sent to prison for a month.
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