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Confirmation Service at Llwynypla. Bishop of Llandaff on Character. A largely attended confirmation service was held at St. Andrew's Church, Llwyny- pia, on Tuesday, 2nd inst., when over 100 candidates from various churches in "the district, were confirmed by the Bishop of Llandaff. Amongst those present were the Rev. D. T. R. James, vicar of St. Andrew's; Rev. A. E. Lewis, curate of All Saints, TreaJaw; Rev. Kerridge, Rev. W. Price, and Rer. L. Price. Mr. David Lloyd, I.S.M., presided at the organ. The Bishop, in addressing the candi- dates, emphasised the seriousness of the [tep taken, and the necessity to make new and good resolutions, inasmuch as they must attend to matters of this world as well as those of the future. He also emphasised the necessity of the building up of a strong and pure character on the immovable foundations of truth and love, for character was not only built up for a time, but for eternity. Lastly he laid special stress on what literature to read, and what not to read. On this point he dealt extensively with the pernicious and demoralising influence of unhealthy litera- ture, which strongly tended to weaken the character, and advised them to choose books that would be edifying and elevat- ing in their nature, and which would fit them to fulfil God's purpose in this world.
English Congregational) Porth. Special services were held at tha shove church on Sun 'ay and Monday evening. The. Rev. Thomas Stephens, B.A., Lon- don, officiated. The sermon on Sunday was a passionate and an eloquent appeal to the people to read the Bible. If they desired to find Christ, He could not be found in Theological books, but by an earnest application of the mind to the revealed Word of God. Thus he ex- horted them to read the Scriptures. A public lecture was also delivered by the rev. gentleman on Monday evening, on Music in Worship." Mr. T. Griffiths, M.E., occupied the chair. The lecturer 11 held the audience spellbound with his eloquent address. Beautiful word pic- tures were drawn of the wonderful effect of music when united or blended with worship.
Jewish Wedding, GLASS-HARPUS. According to the Jewish rites and ceremonies, a very pretty wedding took place on Tuesday afternoon last at the Synagogue, Swianalea, the contracting parties being Miss Sophia Glass, Swansea, and Mr. Joseph Harpus, of Porth. The bride was beautifully arrayed in a semi- empire gown of white silk, adorned with choice lace and silk fringe. She wore a plain net veil over a wreath of orange blossoms, and carried a shower bouquet of white flowers and foliage. There were eight little bridesmaids, very prettily dressed in white silk frocks, with lace trimmings, and on their heads were arranged. Greek bands of ribbon. They carried bouquets of white blooms and fern. Mr. Pearlham acted as best man, the Rev H J. Sandheim performed the nuptial ceremony, and Mr. Lubner intoned the service. A reception was afterwards held by the bride's mother at the Shaftesbury Hall, and a dance was given in the even- ing. The happy couple intend takne; up their residence at Porth.
Rhondda Naturalists Society. Another splendid lecture, under the auspices of the above society, was deliv- ered by Mr. J. Vaughan Cornish, F.R.G.S., on "The Panama Canal," at the Workmen's. Hall, Ton. Mr Horace Thompson, M.E., occupied the chair. The lecture was illustrated by numerous lan- tern slides, taken by the lecturer during his visit to the isthmus of Panama in 1906- 1907. After a brief introduction concern- ing the difficulties, and different methods of getting to work in digging the canal, the speaker proceeded to explain by means of the views, the enormous task of con- necting the Atlantic ocean with the Pacific. Over 40,000 men are engaged by the American Government to carry on the work. About one half of these are West Indian natives. The work, said the lecturer, was progressing very fav- ourably, and he had seen scarcely any fault to complain of in the progress of the task during his visit. If everything ccntinues as at present, the canal would be completed in about five years' time. By means of a map the lecturer showed the thousands of miles which would be saved by ships when bound for certain places, when sailing via, the Panama canal.
Gwyl Dewi Sant. Celebration at Nantymoel. The Nantymoel -Cymrodoinon Society, on Thursday last, held a banquet at Dinam Hall, when a very large number gathered round the festive board under the presi- dency of Dr. D J. Thomas, C.O., J.P. Dewi Sant was proposed by the Chairman and the Rev. M. H. Mills. "Cymrodorioll Nantymoøt" found a proposer in Mr. Richards, M.E., Wynd- ham, and Mr. Job and the Rev. 1. T. Da vies responded. Councillor Jenkin Phillips proposed "The Clergy and Ministers of all Denomina- tions," and the Rev. G. Evans, B.A., responded. Public Bodies was proposed by Mr. Joseph Abel, and responded to by Mr. Evan Griffiths. Mr. Williams, M.E., proposed Our Guests," which was responded to by Mr. D. Llewellyn, solicitor. During the evening, a choice selection of music was contributed by Miss J. A. Phillips, Mr. C. Jenkins, Mr. Gomer Jones (violin), Mrs. Gomer Jones (violin), Mr. and Mrs. Maersden (harp), and Miss Annie Edwards (pianoforte). The pro- ceedings terminated with the Welsh National Anthem. The success of this, the first Gwyl Dewi Sant held at Nantymoel, is attributable to the energy and activity displayed by the joint secretaries, the Rev. J. T. Davies (Dinam) and Mr. T. J. Job (sani- tary inspector).
The Milkman and His Vote. Abortive Meeting at Dinas A meeting of the Trades and Labour Council was held last Monday evening at the Tai Schools to select one of its mem- bers as a. candidate to oppose Councillor It P. Griffiths. Only fifteen persons attended the meeting, one of whom was a milkman. Tht Chairman announced that Labour men only were allowed to attend, and the milkman was asked to withdraw. In leaving the meeting, he loudly exclaimed, I suppose you will want my vote? Owing to the sparsity of the attendance, it was decided to adjourn until next Monday evening. ¡;¡¡: 9.
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WISE AND OTHERWISE. "I feel uneasy about my money." "Why, I didn't know you had any." "I haven't. That's the reason I feel uneasy." May: "What is your ideal?" Gladys: "A man who is clever enough to make money and foolish enough to spend it! First Bridesmaid: "They are well matched, don't you think?" Second Bridesmaid: Rather—she's a grass widow and he's a vege- tarian. Laird: Weel, Donald, I met the pastor in London. He seems to be benefiting by the change." Donald: "Sae are we, sir, sao are we!" Mrs. Knicker: What do you do when a man steps on your dress? Mrs. Bocker: I look as r Jack does when I &sk him to pay for it." Mrs. Homcbucldy: "Home is the dearest spot on earth, after all." Mr. H. "Yes, when you count in the rent and the servants' wages." The worst of Spongely is ho never pays any- thing," said Grabbles. "Oh, doesn't he, though? Ask him to pay you a visit and see," retorted Hicks. Willie: "Papa is going to let you runny sister." Featherstone: do you know?" Willie: He said after all it was better than nothing." She (on the Atlantic liner): Did you observe the great appetite of that stout man at din- ner?" He: "Yes; he must be what they oali a stowaway." Crusty Father: "What was going on iu the dining-room last night when young Soflleigh called? Daughter: This ring, pa, dear. Isu't it lovely? Bill: "It is said that Alexander the Great, when on a campaign, ate the rations of a, com- mon soldier." Jill: "And did the poor soldier get nothing? Teacher (annoyed): Dear me, Tommy, why are you chalking your name on the dectk?" Tommy: "Please sir, 'cos I didn't 'ave a knife to do it wif." Ethel: "Maude has been trying to learn how to play golf for quite four weeks now." Pene- lope Is her instructor stupid? Ethel:" No —handsome." Fred: "I am told she is very clever, but I never noticed it." Of course not. She says all the clever tilings about you after you have gone." Visitor (to prisoner): "What brought you here?" Prisoner: o. Misplaced confidence." Visitor: "How was that?" Prisoner: "I thought I could run faster than I could." She (at the theatre): "I don't understand what the detective is supposed to bo doing in this piece." The Dramatic Critic (wearily): I fancy he is looking for the plot." Reporter: What shall I do to-day ? Editor Stroll down Oxford-street, allow a motor-'bus to run over you, and describe the sensation in four columns for to-morrow's paper." De Laye They tell me your father's a hard man to trade with, he is always looking for something to boot. Miss Weeriegh: "Then you'd better say good-night. I'm expecting him every minute." Landlord: "'Ere, you, you 'aven't paid for your beer." Wayfarer: "That's all right. Did you pay for it?" Landlord: "'Course I did." Wayfarer: "Well, then, there's no need for both of us to do it." Mother: "What! Fighting again? Such a black eye! If you'd only follow the lead of the minister's little boy Tommy:" Aw, I did try to follow his lead, but he led again wid his left an' dat's where he biffed me." Lady: "Do you know where Johnny Tucker lives, my little boy?" Little Boy: He ain't home, but if you'll give me a penny I'll find him for you." Lady: All right. Now, where is he?" Little Boy: "Thanks. I'm him." He: "I notice you call a good many of your acquaintances cranks. I hope you do not con- sider me a crank?" She: "Certainly not! A crank is a person with one idea, and I never heard anybody accuse you of having one! Do the new neighbours annoy you as much by borrowing as their predecessors did? asked Mr. Blvkins. "No," answered his wife. "They haven't run over to borrow a thing. I never raw anybody quite so haughty and unsociable." Why," exclaimed the kind old lady to the beggar, "are they the best shoes you've got?" Why, lady," replied the candid beggar, "could yer imagine better ones fur dis business? Every one o' dem holes means pennies to me." "Did you ever," said one preacher to another, stand at the door after your sermon and listen to what people said about it as they passed out?" The other replied, "I did once" a pause and a sigh-" but I'll never do it again." Judge: "And you, who remained honest until you were forty, have smirched your name and dishonoured your family, all for the sako of three miserable shillings?" Prisoner: "Excuse me, sir; was it my fault that there was so few? Customer (getting measured): How much are those trousers going to cost me?" Tailor: Forty-two shillings, sir. How many pockets do you want in them?" Customer: "None. I ►shan't need any pockets aft-er I've paid for the trousers! What business is papa in, mamma? Why, he is a tea sampler; he samples the different kinds of teas." Mamma Yes, my boy." Do you know what I want to be when I grow up?" "No. What, my boy?" A pie sampler." Jaspar: "I often wonder why Jenkins is not more popular, for he is the most polite man I know." Clasper: "That is just the trouble. He is so wretchedly polite that he gives everyone the impression that he wants to borrow money." First Literary Man: Have you got your short story accepted?" Second Ditto: You bet. I sent it to a lady editor marked, Price six guineas. Special reduction during holiday season, J31 Is. ll^d.' It was accepted next post." Mrs. Unhappy (after the quarrel): When we were married you said you'd be willing to fol- low me to the end of the world, and now M Mr. Happy: Now, I desire to call your atten- tion to the fact that the world has no end. It is round." The Human Monstrosity! said a young lady attending a fair with her fiance. "Three- y)encel Wouldn't you like to have at look at that, Herbert?" Herbert (anxious to bestow a neat compliment): "No, I am quite content to iook at you! Customer from the Country: "Here, mister, I've fetched my new wife for to have her pic- ture took." Photographer: "Yes, sir. Full length or bust?" Customer from the Country: "The hull full length, young, man. If the machine busts I'll pay for it." Mrs. Young (proudly): The landlord WM hero to-day; I gave him the quarter's rent and Shewed him the baby." Young (who was kept awake last night): "It would have been better, my dear, if you had given him the baby and 'fchewn him the quarter's rent." Professional Beggar (in Hardupp's office): "I've been out o' work for over a year, mister,- and ain't got do price uv a night's lodgin'. Can yer do something to help me out?" Hardupp (sardonically): I'd like to, but I sprained my foot on .:1 collector yesterday." An actor who was taken while on the stage by a cinematograph, was greatly pleased with the result. Talking about it to a prominent dramatic critic, he said It was .about the most extraordinary experience I ever went through- actually to see myself acting," "Now," replied the critic, "you will understand what we have to put up with." He's not what you would call strictly hand- some," said the Major, beaming through his glasses on an utterly hideous baby as he lay howling in his mother's arms, but it's the kirwi of faca that grows on you." It's not the kind of face that ever grew on you," v/as the indig- nant and unexpected reply of the maternal being; "you'd be better looking if it had! "There's so:; etliing about your daughter," Mr. Staylate said, rdiectively-" there's some- thing about your daughter-" "Yes," said Mr. Thistlepod, there is; I have noticed it my- self. It comes every evening at eight o'clock, and it doesn't go away till twelve o'clock; and some of these nights I am going to lift it all th way from the front parlour to the side gate, and see what there is in it! A farmer had come to town to see a man on a business deal. At noon they went to a restau- rant for luncheon. The farmer ate his entire meal with his knife. Near the end, ho dis- covered he had no fork. Say," he said to his friend, "that waiter didn't give me a fork." Well, you don't need one now, do you?" asked the city man. Why don't I? inquired the farmer. What am I going to stir my coffee with?"
Ogmore Vale. I Postmen's Supper a, t A b e r k e n fi g.-Oii Monday of last week, the sub-offices postmen of the Bridgend district held their first annual supper at the Golden Lion Hotel, Aber- kenfig. An excellent spread was provided by the genial host and hosetss, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony, the postmen present representing: Maestegfi Aberkenfig, Ogmore Vale, Blaengalrw and Pontycymmer. After supper, an interesting programme was gone through. In the absence of Mr. J. E. Scott, Mtf. J. P. Tneadgold (over- seer, Bridgend Post Office) took the chair, and was supported by Messrs. Gomer Richards, Tom Venn, Evan Francis and C. Jenkins, all of Bridgend Head Office. Letters of apology wore read from Alder- man John Thomas and Mr. W. Hitchens regdetting their inability to be present. The programme was as follows: —Piano- forte overture, Mr. H. Mordant; songs by Messrs. Tom Davies, Gomer Richards, H. Mordant, and Tom Venn; recita- tions by Mr. G. Richards; and the pro- gramme was further augmented by a few gramophone selections. Mr. Treadgold had to leave early, and the duties of chairman for the rest of the evening were ably carried out by Mr. W. Pagett. Mr. Tom Venn, the district secretary of the Postmen's Federation and Mutual Benefit Society, gave a stirring address on the work of the Society, with the result that four new members were enrolled. A vote of thanks to the host and hostess was carried unanimously. The affair was a great success, and great credit is due to the energetic secretary, Mr. D. J. Brans, Ogmoao Vale, for the success of the meeting. A bar Workmen's D o c t o k —-Thirty-nine applications for the post of doctor to the Aber Colliery have been received, and the committee have thinned them down to six, viz., Drs. A. W. Anderson, J. G, MeAughley, S. Forsdike, Mathison, J. Howells, and Wm. Corkey. A ballot will be held on Thursday, when one of the above six will be chosen to act as the colliery medical man. Debate .—On Wednesday evening last, the Workmen's Hall was crowded, the occasion bting a debate between Mr. Edward Black, who championed Social- ism, and Mr. Waddington, who spoke for Tariff Reform. The chair was occupied by Mr. T. W. Job (Libera), Both speakers dealt in a, clear and easy manner with their respective subjects with great coolness, and to the great satisfaction of all present Notices .—As a result of the expiry of notices, about 200 men from the Aber and Wyndham Collieries have been thrown out of work. A meeting of the Aber men was held in the Hall on Satur- day, and it was unanimously decided that no FederatSonists Should work fcu the places of the men now idle. On Sunday, a mass meeting of the Aber and Wynd- ham men was held at the Nantymoel Hall, when the decision of the Aber men was further endorsed The questions at issue are to be placed before the Con- ciliation Board, when it is hoped that a peaceful settlement will be arrived at. —•— 1*" u n e r a 1 & .•—The funeral of Mr. Hendy Phillips, who died so suddenly on the 22nd ult., was held on Thursday last, amidat every manifestation of sorrow. There was a large number present, the officiating minister being the Rev. J. G. Jones. The mortal remains of Mr. J. W. Jones were interred at the local cemetery on Friday last. The services at the house and graveside were carried out- by the Rev. J. Humphreys. --+- Draughts M o, t c li.-A very in- teresting draughts match was played at Ogmore Vale Reading Room on Thursday evening last. The contesting teams wetre Bridgend and Ogmore Vale. After a keenly contested game the homesters won by 23 games to 17.
Cap Derailed at Tonypandy. There was considerable excitement at Tonypandy on Sunday afternoon, caused by the derailment of car No. 41. The car which contained a, number of passengers, was thrown completely across the road, and fully half an hour elapsed before it was again placed on the metals. Fortun- ately, no casualty took place. The occur- ence soon attracted a large crowd, who watched the efforts of the tramwaymen to put matters right with gireat interest. Not a little amusement was caused by the action of one or two passengers, who retained their seats and .seemed to enjoy their unusual experience.
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