Wattstown. At his residence, No. 6, Victoria Ter- race, Wattstown, there passed away on Tuesday, the 6th inst., Mr. Wm. Jones, the well-known builder and contractor, aged 53 years. Just a week previous to his death, deceased was seized with a stroke, and from that time until the sad end consciousness only prevailed for short periods. A widow and two children are > left to mourn the loss of a kind and affec- tionate husband, a loving and indulgent father, and from the world there has passed a large-hearted and upright man, a steadfast friend, and a, just and good employer. The funeral took place on Saturday last at Llethrddu Cemetery. The coffin, which was of plain oak with brass mountings, bore two wreaths—one in the form of a large harp with broken string from the bereaved family, and one from St. Thomas' Church. The mourners were:—Mrs. M. Jones (widow), Miss Dorothy Jones (daughter), Master Gilbert Jones (.son); Mr. George Whiteman, Trowbridge (father-in-law); Mrs. Agnes Tubbs, Frome (cousin); Mr. Lewis Rees Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Davies, Blaengwynn (brother-in-law and sister); I Mrs. T. J. Edwards, and Mrs. J. A. Davey. Amongst the general public were:—Messrs. J. Kane, manager, United National Col- lieries S. G. Clissold, mechanical engi- neer Rev. T. Jamieson Williams, Nebo; Messrs. David Rees, Trevecca College; Daniel Ashton, grocer, Pontygwaith; William Lewis, butcher William Dudley, Porth; Richard Wheale. William Price, Thomas Hands, Soutar, Tom Jones, Tyrgwaedd Dairy; tenants, workmen, &c. The officiating clergy were the Revs. S. Jones, vicar of Ynyshir; and J. Ll. Davies, B.A., curate. --+-- A little reminder to those marrying at Easter. J. Barnes, Goldsmith, Mardy, is the talk of the town for luckiest Guinea Gold Wedding Rings. Style, quality and prices defy competition. Free present to each purchaser. Finger size cards free. 4689
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Clydach Vale. At a confirmation service held by the Bishop of Llandaff in the Parish Church of St. Thomas, Clydach Vale. 122 candi- dates were presented for the sacred rite, all of whom except one were from the parish. The Church is making rapid progress in this newly formed parish. A mission church is to be opened here next month, and a Welsh church is to be built as soon as a convenient site has been secured. The parish church is much too small to accommodate the large congre- gation, Robert R. Gardner (22) 10, Williams Terrace, Biaenclydacli, was found dead on Thursday night in a cabin on the surface at the Cambrian Colliery, Clydach Vale, where he was employed as a fitter. Deceased was at work during the day, and went home in the afternoon and had tea. He then returned to his labour, to relieve another man and work an extra shift. Soon after he commenced his duty he complained of pains in the head, and retired to the cabin to lie down. As he did not return, his fellow-workmen went to see what was the matter, and found their comrade dead. Deceased leaves a widow and young child.
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Tylorstown. On Sunday and Easter Tuesday, the singing festival in connection with the Welsh Congregationalists of the Lower Rhondda Fach, consisting of Saron (Ynys- hir), Soar (Pontygwaith), Carmel (Watts- town), and Ebenezer (Tylorstown), was held at the latter place of worship. The conductor was Mr. John Phillips, Aber- avon, who, it may be said, wielded the baton in grand style. The presidents were the Revs. E. C. Davies, Ynyshir; R. Hughes, Tylorstown; and J. Wil- liams, Wattstown. The singing through- out was exceptionally good. The following hymns and anthems were sung:—" Oriel," Ludwig," "Ivor," "Ynyshir," "Hol- stein," "Deerhurst," "Aberporth," "St. George," Langdon," Orugybar," "Mary," Abergynohvyn," T'rewen," Aurelia," Haydn," Cynhauaf," and Kugelmann also the following out or the Sunday School Tune Book: — Bydc-l yn wrol," Diod Duw (by Mr. P. Rees, A.O., Abercwmboi), Clyw ni, FWYll Waredwr," "Pe byddwn yn Heulwen." "Mae pob peth yn dda," '■ Bydd yn Arwr," and Am fod yr Iesu'n fyw." The anthems were:—" Fel y brefa yr hydd (L. Mason), Gweddi a Mawl" (Alaw Brycheiniog), and Telynau Plant (G. James, A.C., Ferndale). The rehearsals were conducted by Mr. J. T. Jones (Rhonddafab), Tylorstown, and Mr. R. 0. Evans, Wattstown. The singing was preceded by recitations of chapters by the Misses Blodwen Isaac, Wattstown; Annie Maud Evans, Tylorstown and Josephine Evans. Pontygwaith. The singing was exceptionally good. --+-- On Sunday and Monday last, the annual meetings of Horeb (W.B.) were held. The Revs. E. R. Thomas. Pencoed; and W. R. Lewis, Gelli, Pembrokeshire, officiated and delivered eloquent sermons.
Pentre. The first prize at the written examina- tion of the Rhondda and District Welsh Independent Sunday Schools, for children under 13 years of age has been captured by a Pentre girl, named Gwladys Lewis, a daughter of Mr. Ebenezer Lewis, Windsor Street, Pentre. This is not the first occasion upon which this very young lady has distinguished herself, and we trust she will have good health for many years so that her undoubted talents can be developed to the best advantage. Great credit is also due to her Sunday School teacher at Siloli, Mrs. Williams, who will be highly pleased with the suc- cess of her pupil. Ton-Pent re. The series of weekly meetings in con- nection with Bethesda Young People's Society was brought to a close by the reading of two papers. That of Mr. J. Evans (Maindy Road), The Early Travels of St. Paul," was concise, clear, and phrased in beautiful Welsh. Miss Ada Thomas' paper on Dr. Joseph Parry: His Life and "Vorks" was most interest- ing, the reading being followed with close attention by the audience. During the evening, Miss Tilly Thomas gave an ex- cellent vocal rendering of Make new friends but keep the old," and Mr. Dd. Davies. (Ton) sang in his characteristic iiiaiiiiei, "Yr Eos." An interesting dis- cussion followed, there being a general feeling of regret that these meetings were to be discontinued during the summer months. Mr. Millward (solicitor), presi- dent- of the Society, reviewed the work of the session, and referred to the good results of the meetings which he had noticed. "Cel-iecli," who presided, was delighted with the success of the Society.
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Cwmparc. Half-yearly meetings were held at Salem Baptist Chapel on Good Friday, when the Rev. Lee Davies, Brynamman, and the Rev. Llwchwr Jones, Cardiff, preached. The meetings were very well attended, both ministers being very popular and able preachers. The collec- tions went in aid of the chapel funds. The collier-boys of Cwmparc are very busy at present rehearsing an operetta, entitled The Stowaway." A collier- boys' concert has taken place yearly for the last- ten years under the management of Mr. H. G. Prosser, and the present one bids fair to equal previous, entertainment's. The new Hall, too, which is better adapted to entertainments I of this kind, will greatly assist in bringing about the success of the collier-bovs' concert. Cwmparc were defeated to the tune of two goals to nil by Mardy last Saturday. The game was a very keen and vigorous one, and Mardy, for their persistent attack, deserved success. Harry Jones, the Cwmparc custodian, electrified the spectators by his brilliant saves, and it was through no fault of his that Mardy netted twice. Cwmparc also journeyed to Milford (Pern.) on Easter Monday, and. although they played a winning game all through, were beaten by two goals by the Westerners. May the Parkites get better luck next season. A very interesting Soccer match was played at Cwmparc last Saturday morning between Mr. igeorge Mercer's XI. of I Cardiff. Schoolboys and Cwmparc Boys. Referee. Mr. Tom Clarke. The visitors included two international lads in their ranks. The result of the game wa,s a draw of two goals each, the scorers for Cwmparc being Rees Davies and W. H. J ones. The clever play of the boys on both sides was highly enjoyed by the large "gate." The Cardiff centre-half was the outstanding player, and the City boys were only superior in trapping the ball and clean tackling. The Cwmparc team were:-Goal L. T. Evans; full- backs, C. Lacey and D. M. Breeze; half- backs. A. Middleton, D. T. Morris, and Alfy Evans; forwards, Eddie Evans, W. H. Jones, Rees Davies, Ted Roberts and Haydn Jenkins.
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Treorchy. The local agents and officials of the Refuge Insurance Company, were treated by Mr. Edwin Thomas, superintendent of the district, to a knife and fork tea at the Institute, Treorchy. After tea a social meeting was held, over which Mr. R. Castle (Assistant Inspector) presided, who gave an exhaustive report of the work done in South Wales by the com- pany. Mr. Edwin Thomas reviewed the work done in Treorchy during the year, and awarded prizes to several memeber.s of his staff for results attained. A number of musical items and recitations enlivened the evening's proceedings. Large congregations attended the annual musical festival of the Upper Rhondda Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Churches, held at Bethlehem Chapel, Tre- orchy, on Easter Monday. The massed choirs, consisting of 400 voices of Beth- lehem, Capel y Pare (Cwmparc), Gosen (Treorchy) Horeb (Treherbert), and Bethesda (Blaenrliondda), were under the baton of Mr. E. T. Davies, F.R.C.O., Dowlais. Mr. D. Jones, deacon of Gosen, presided at the children's festival in the morning; Mr. T. Morgan, Cymparc, in the afternoon; and the Rev. D. Williams, Treherbert. in the evening. The aiitl-ieiiis C'enwch i'r Arglwydd (composed by the conductor) and Gweddi'r Arglwydd" (Eos Hefin), were rendered with excellent effect, and the favourite hymn-tunes in- cluded 'Alexandria" Hermon," "Y Nefoedd," and "Aberporth." Mr. E. T. Davies complimented the .singers upon their work throughout the festival. He thought, however, the time. had come when thexcellent choral bodies which comprised Oymanfa choirs should do some more advanced work than singing only hymn-tunes and anthems. He strongly advocated the performance of a complete work by one of the great masters occa- sionally. At the Tonic Sol-fa examina- tion held this month in connection with the festival, '89 out of 101 candidates earned certificates. The rehearsals were conducted by Mr. J. Gibby. Blaen- rhondda. and the secretarial duties were in the able hands of Mr. M. M. Williams, Treorchy.
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Porth. I It is rumoured that Mr. T. D. Edwards A.R.C.M., the popular organist of Salem Baptist Church, Portli, aiid recently ap- pointed conductor of the Pontypridd Musical Society, is about leaving the neighbourhood. We understand that Mr. Edwards has received a most pressing invitation from the Welsh Baptist Church at Treharris to undertake tire duties of organist and choirmaster there. He has not yet replied in the affirmative, but will in all probability do so. Treharris Bap- tist Church has a, membership of about 450, and is one of the leading and most flourishing in the denomination. The post is a lucrative one and with a large two-manual organ and a good choir, there is ample scope for a capable musician. However, a strong feeling is expressed locally that some effort should be made to induce Mr. Edwards to remain among his old and numerous friends. To lose so able a, musician from the district would be an irreparable loss—especially in con- nection with the annual oratorio festival held at Porth, with which Prof. Edwards' name has become so vitally a'ssociated. His services as organist during the past six years have been of inestimable worth, and "T.D." can truly be described as a "sine qua non" in connection with one of the most important' musical events of the Principality. It is to be hoped that Salem Church will be able to retain the valuable services of their highly esteemed organist for many years to come.
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The concert held in the newly-opened Ambulance Hall at Treorchy took place on Thursday, and was a pronounced musical success. Miss Evangeline Anthony was the star of the evening. This cele- brated young exponent of the violin has won unstinted praise from experts, but she needed 110 past reputation to com- mend her talents as a violinist enthu- siastically to the large audience at Tre- orchy, the centre of high-class music in the Rhondda, which listened to her per- formance on Thursday. Her graceful manner and skilful technique, combined with all-round artistic treatment, sufficed to impress her audience of her undoubted genius. Miss Anthony achieved a great triumph, and received the most rapturous applause at the end of each number. The three vocalists also did excellently. They were Miss Manson, soprano, who has a pure voice of wide range; Mr. Dawson, bass; and Mr. Noel Fleming, tenor. The president of the concert was Mr. W. Burnyeat. I" Heavy work has necessitated the ap- pointment of another Billy check- weigher at the Abergorchy Collieries. It is said that 53 applications were made for the post. Four ballots have been taken, and in the final Mr. John Minton secured over one hundred votes more than the next candidate, Mr. George Beyüon, The returning of the doctor for the ensuing three years caused great excite- ment in Treorchy on Monday of last week. The Tabernacle and Town Brass Bands were in great evidence after the figures were announced. Hundreds of people paraded Bute Street, cheering loudly, until a late hour. But the greatest break of ecstacy was witnessed when the happy Councillor" appeared on the scene in his trap, accompanied by Mr. Hill, M.E., and others. The funeral of Mr. William Edward Cook, son of Mr. William Cook, who died as the result of being crushed between buffers on the goods yard of the Treorchy (T.V.R.) Station, took place on Thursday last. The Rev. Wm. Jones (Horeb), assisted by the Rev. J. A. Lamb (Trealaw), officiated at the house and at Treorchy Cemetery. The pro- cession was very representative, and in- cluded, in addition to the general public ■—Many members of tlia T.Y.R. staff; Horeb Sunday School East Glamorgan District of Independent Order of Good Templars; Treorchy and Treherbert Divisions of St. John Ambulance Brigade. The chief mourners were:—Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Cook (brother and sister-in-law); Mrs. Whiting .(sister); Arthur J. and David Robert Cook (brothers) Mr. Thos. Jones, Porth (brother-in-law): Mr. and Mrs. Woolley, Ferndale (uncle and aunt); Mr. T. Jones (nephew); the Misses' M. and H. Staljard, Mr. J. Thomas, af l J. and 0. Woolley (cousins); and Mrs. Sta,llaTcl. Llwynypra (aunt). The Horeb Chapel Choir also attended. Wreaths and other floral tributes were sent by Horeb Sunday School; Sunday School Class (teacher, Mr. John Jones) Ambulance Division, Treherbert; deceased's fiancee (Miss Prosser, Bristol); I.O.G.T. Tre- herbert Branch, A.S.R.S. Treorchy Co- operative employees Charp Bros. Tre- orchy Station staff; Mr. and Mrs. Walder, Eastbourne; Mr. and Mrs Prosser, Bristol; Mr. A. R. Baber, Tre- orchy; Mr. R. Cook and family &c. Much sympathy is felt in the district for the relatives. The funeral took place on Saturday of Mrs. John, wife of Mr. John John, over- man, Abergorchy Colliery, whose death we reported last week. The funeral was very largely attended, representative bodies figuring prominently. The Rev. D. Rhagfyr Jones (Bethania) officiated. The Rev. J. E. Thomas (Ramah) offi- ciated at the funeral of Mrs. Ha rrjes. River Row, on Wednesday of last week. There was a good attendance. Treorchy Old Boys defeated Dinas Boys by 1 goal 3 tries to nil on the Athletic Grounds on Saturday last. The game between Treorchy and Pen- coed on the Athletic Grounds on Satur- day was characterised by much roughness. During the game, Tom Thomas; (the sprinter), for the visiting team, met with a severe injury and was rendered uncon- scious. After a very enjoyable and edifying session, the Bethania Young Men's Mutual Improvement Society was closed last week. An excellent ruler was found in Mjj William Cleaver during the session.