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o Nantymoel. |aiferatic Cantata.—At the Workmen's iLa, °n Monday night, the 19th inst., charming operetta, "Phyllis, the ?r s Daughter," was performed in ^c^araGter by Hope Congregational 4ij> f Choir, under the able conductor- Of a °' Mr. John Isaac, in the presence WCr°wded house. The chief characters Phyllis," Miss Edith Gardiner; k, garet » (the adopted daughter), Miss (Wea Rees; "Douglas" (a young ^r- Oliver Williams; "Farmer Mr. John Edwards; Cliap- Jlyail u d&1K^y fx>m the city), Mr. Dd. lpj^s! "Dairymaid," Miss Elvira Spans- ilyf' The Misses Hilda Gardiner and the nwy Mills were the accompanists for loll 6VIBiling who were assisted by the lllg with stringed instruments: — T' Abel Jones, E. Swain, Woolford, %g6 aQies Da.vies; whilst mthe duties of ^manageress f6H on Mrs. James is L C'> to whom a word of special praise for accomplishing her work in such manner. The character of ky .Miss Edith Gardiner was sustained, and the other artistes V^ormed very creditably. The i^6ct c'loruses were well rendered and "oluj jSfeat credit on the conductor, Mr. a^' A delightful episode in the ^1,s+'8 entertainment was the chil- 5t>p]a tableaux, which elicited rounds of tr C'o RCJIO was rendered during ^ilj-Urse of the evening by Miss Maggie i tiiiC' Aberdare, who has recently won ^arj years scholarship at the Royal She was well received and was ti It ^Tencpred. The- pastor, the Rev. i6'1* t shanked the audience for support, also the friends who so y helped the choir. The operetta excellently performed, and so well that a special request has been °r its repetition. 5°n £ d^u Mawr."—On Sunday and fees f *&st, the annual preaching ser- &»oi connection with Saron (W.B.) i ^lisrv,^61'0 held, when the Revs. R. E. S^c]} > Pembrey. and B. James, Cwm- %°lJlPr6a«-hed eloquent and powerful to crowded congregations. The excellent, and the anthems T\ • °h°ir reflect great credit &Nii&s yid Bowen, the conductor. Miss ,Snftr a°companied in lier usual able
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W Ogmore Vale. Meetings.—The half-yearly If °Jial^t?ervices °*' the English Congre- hi.0lldaxr Lijurch ffe1'6 held on Sunday and r l^tli and 19th inst. The w (j] tor the occasion was the Rev. h ^iii ^t Da vies, of Exeter. At each !reWS tlie 6ac!red edifice was literally It' hk ^le Powerful discourses of were greatly appreciated by S audience. Collections in aid of fund were taken at each Choir.—We have again to jMoi-r, -Wo more successes for the tt^rirl -p-6 Children's Choir. At the fyu aW<x i"^ddfod on Easter Tuesday, Sh!' a s;i choir captured the first prize LNi w ei" cup for the conductor. The ckH'inp. further supplemented on the CL! at Brynmenyn, when the to +? Won the first -rize and a fra.s aii conductor. The latter suc- O 1*^ the more noteworthy because Shlf of to compete against a mixed tLC(% of persons. The continued 6 choir gives great satisfae- ?>L Sfnial conductor, Mr. W. H. y for+u ac* worked hard and dili- and fully merits the high ^hich have been showered J. *he choir is now busily \r^<ifo^rei>^rinS f°r the Port Talbot M, en the inhabitants of the *0*5 ln hope to see their pets return tL r\ meeting under the auspices ih gmore Vale I.L.P. was held at a^?,i°n Tuesday night. The meet- ^ih Wa se<^ hy Coiru-ade Casey, who /ed some Socialist airs on his •> .ainment.—A delightful entertain- ;tI\\l Wa,s held at Bethlehem (W.B.) Tuesdav night last. when songs, w ,^c<. were rendered by the | °f the church. A feature 6rilhg was the native costumes teanc* China, in which the per- attired. A large number ill ttllt and were highly pleased with canokince- The arrangements were hands of Mls- E- Edwards ailey Jones. The proceeds towards the funds of the j, ^ion in India. vlth rp,, ■» — rr,6 funeral took place on °f Mrs. Arthur Tippin, of yea> ased, who died suddenly, 70^t^of\rOf :ige, and was the eldest ^ior6 v,1 and Mrs. Richard Dawe, +i e fiiti,. • large number atten- (J6 to pay their last respects The service at the reWneS °°nducted by the Rev. J. reWneS °°nducted by the Rev. J. < le. la. illt —At a, meeting of the Committee at Car- ha 5' ^ss F. M. Matthias was adniistress of the infants' iliot°Tv> the Tynewydd Council of r 1 ^ntthias was formerly head- K^ ynogwr Council School.
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Mae steg. Musical.—At the recent examination of the London College of Music, the following were successful in pianoforte playing: — Senior Miss L. J. Thomas, Afan Yilla, Caerau. Elementary: Miss Jennie Mor- gan, Bryn, Caerau. Primary: Miss Elsie Burleigh, Hermon Road. All the above are pupils of Miss A. M. Thomas, A.L.C.M., C.R.A.M., R.O.M., Afan Villa, Caerau. Legal Success.—At the recent examina- tions of the Incorporated Law Society, Mr. J. A. Henton, of Maesteg, passed the Intermediate Examination. Mr. Henton is articled to Mr. Evan E. Davies. C.C., Maesteg. Scripture Examination.—On Tuesday of last week, an examination was held at Canaan Chapel, Maesteg, the subject being The History of Jesus Christ." Certificates of the Welsh Congregational Sunday School Union were granted to 38 successful candidates. Mr. J. L. Evans, B.A., Maesteg, was the examiner. Lecture.—A very interesting lecture was held at the Wesleyan Church, Maes- teg, on Wednesday, the 14th inst.. when the Rev. E. Lloyd Jones, of Manchester, delivered his popular lecture, entitled The New Theology." Councillor John Howells presided over a large assembly. Town Hall.—Messrs. Poole on Monday last commenced a six nights' variety show, presenting Mr. George Auger, the Welsh giant, and Mr. Ernest Rommell, the midget vocalist, and others in "J ak the Giant Killer." The turn proving a tre- mendous success. Other artistes include La Belle Greta, Spanish dancer and vocalist; Mdlle. Sylvester, contortionist, &c. Messrs. Poole are to be congratu- lated upon their marvellous foresight in suiting the tastes of the locality, and fully deserve the successes that have attended their recent productions. --+- THE present generation suffers much from Teeth x trouble. but great strides have been made to improve the appearance of Teeth very far gone. But prevention is better still. and you cannot be in more capable hands than when in the care of Mr. LKSLIE, Taff Street, Pontypridd. Mr. LESLIB attends personally at 4 Hannah Street, Porth, every Monday, from 10 a.m, till p.m., and at the Silver Grill, Tonypandy, every Tuesday rom 2 till 6. 34
Gwmoarc. We regret to record the death of Mrs. Thomas Rees, Tallis Street, Cwmparc, who had been suffering intense agonies for several weeks. The deceased passed away on the 14th inst. Her last wish was that her mortal remains should be taken to St. George's Church for a whole night, and on Sunday night the body. was taken from the house to St. George's. The interment took place on the following day, the funeral rising from the church. Among the mourners were Mr. Tom Rees (hus- band), Mrs. Price (mother), Mr. and Mrs. J. Price, Mrs. Dudridge (sister), Mr. G. Price, Dr. and Mrs. Barrett, Mrs. Thonkason, and children of deceased. The Rev. T. Tissington officiated. Mr. David Thomas, an official at the Park Colliery, was a victim of a. terrible accident on Tuesday afternoon last, fall- accident on Tuesday afternoon last, fall- ing under a journey of full trams as he was returning from his work. His spine was severely injured, and at the moment of writing he lies in a critical condition.
Penygraig. At the recent examination in connec- tion with the London College of Music, the following pupils of Miss M. Phillips were successful: —Senior Grade First Class, Miss Janet Beith. Intermediate Grade: First Class, Miss Hilda Williams. Elementary Grade: First Class, Miss Tilly Jones. Primary, Grade: Pass, Miss Irene Twissell. J NEST JONES, Sculptor, Trealaw, has a fine selection of artificial and r ataral wreaths and wireguards. Headstones and grave requisites. 4723
Llwynypia. An entertainment was held on Satur- day, the 17th inst., at the Primitive Methodist Chapel in connection with the local Lodge of the I.O.G.T., "Darranddu Excelsior." The chair was taken by Bro. W. R. Taylor, C.T. Solos were rendered by Sister Mrs. Hickerton. (" Dawn of Light"), Bro. T. Richards, Star of the Valley, and Bro. W. R. Taylor; humorous readings by Bro. T. D. Morgans (secre- tary). The D.O.T., Bro. Hickerton, addressed the meeting, and pointed out the good the Order has done and is doing throughout the land. Bro. W. R. Taylor manipulated the gramophone at intervals. 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
Ton Branch of the A.U.C.E. The tenth annual social and meeting of the Amalgamated Union of Co-operative Employees was held at the vestry of the Congregational Chapel, Ton, on Thurs- day, the 15th inst. Among the visitors were Messrs. Thomas and James (Pentre Trades and Labour Council), and Mr. T. Davies (Cenech). An enjoyable tea was partaken of by a company numbering about a hundred, who were efficiently attended to by Mrs. Thos. Williams, Miss R. E. Jones, Miss W. E. Jones, Miss M. A. Owen, Mrs. Pugh and Miss Evans. The meeting which followed was ably pre- sided over by Mr. D. Pugh. An address on The Aims and Objects of the A.U.C.E." was delivered by Mr. R. J. Davies, Manchester (formerly of Ton). The speaker pointed out the improved con- ditions, better wages, committee repre- sentation and other objects the Union had in view, and called attention to the edu- cational work of the movement. The Union, said Mr. Davies, wanted the em- ployees' brains and ideas as well as their contributions. Englishmen were prone to regard Welshmen as being incapable busi- ness men with no powers af organisation, but a proof of the intelligence, business capacity and enthusiasm of Welshmen was shown by the Ton branch of the Union, which, the speaker said, was the most flourishing in the Kingdom. This remark was a genuine compliment to the branch secretary, Mr. D. J. Evans, whose efforts on behalf of the Union have been in- defatigable. Mr. I. T. Rees (Western Sectional Council), in a short speech, likened Mr. R. J. Davies to the Right Hon. Lloyd George. As Lloyd George is the great agitator for Wales, so—said Mr. Rees—is Mr. Davies the agitator for the co-operative employees. Mr. Evans (manager, drapery department) sang some solos, which were much appreciated, and several selections were rendered on the gramophone kindly lent by Mr. Herman Coles (provision department). v;
Collier-Boys' Concerts at Cwmparc. The eleventh annual collier-boys' con- certs, under the conductorship of Mr. H. G. Prosser, were held at Park Hall last Saturday and Monday evenings, and were as successful as ever, the building being crowded on each occasion. The operetta performed this year was At Home Aboard; or, The Stowaway," and the plot afforded ample scope for an abun- dance of characters, sprightly dialogue and lovely music. The characters were represented as follows: Alec Garnett" (the Stowaway), Master Edw. J. Morris; Violet. Garnett" (his sister), Miss May Middleton General Garnett," Mr. Will Butler; A Rascally Pair of Villains," Messrs. Edwards and Pryce; "Mr. Gerald Calve (a tourist with a mania for photo- graphy), Mr. Haydn Evans; "Mr. and Mrs. Whitebait" (on their honeymoon), Messrs. Prosser and G. Pryce; Mr. Bull (with the bell), Mr. J. Williams; "Skipper Frenton," Mr. R. D. Evans; Blinker," Mr. Griff. J. Thomas; "Bunny," Mr. Geo. Ruddle; "Simpson and Johnston," Messrs. Vaughan and Pearce. The chief features of the first act were the adventures of the gay young Gerald and his ardent wooing of Miss Violet. He incurred the wrath of Blinker, Mr. and Mrs. Whitebait, and General Garnett in succession, but peace was restored with a promise that he should take pictures ad lib. A squad of six boys gave a, splendid exhibition of sword drill, their mentor being P.O. Fudge. This item was encored on both evenings. The storm scene also made a good impression and brought the machinations of the villains and the help- less plight of the stowaway into full relief. In the second act a coon song (with chorus) by Miss May Middleton gave great delight, and the terpsichorean dis- play of Gerald and his lively partner evoked general hilarity. On Monday evening, a, humorous temperance sketch, A Bad End," was performed, the char- acters being as follows:—"Mrs. Jenks," Mr. D. Evans; "Mr. Jenks," Mr. D. C. Jones; "Tom Flyaway," Mr. Stan. Powell; "Johnny Simple," Mr. W. S. Morris; "iBailiff Sloper, Mr. Ed. J. Edwards; Sergeant Squeers." The accompanist of the concerts was Miss M. E. Breeze, who discharged her duties in excellent style. The chainnen of the re- respective evenings were Councillor W. P. Thomas and Mr. H. R. Jenkins. The proceeds, which will result in a substan- tial sum, will be handed over to the Cwmparc and Treorchy Nursing Associa- tion. Photo by] [Mr. L. Ladd, Tonypandy Mr. HERBERT WARE, Tonypandy, conductor of ffie South Glamorgan Orchestral Band, the winners of the first prize in the orchestral band contest at the Abergavenny Eisteddfod on Easter Monday.
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Liberal Apathy. To the Editor of the Rhondda Leader." Sir,—It is generally known that the Rhondda is a stronghold of Liberalism, and possibly this fact explains the deplorable state of Liberal organisation in the constituency. During the last few years, Tariff Reformers and Socialists have held numerous meetings throughout the two Rhonddas, and their speeches have been mainly composed of bitter attacks upon Liberal administration. As might be expected, these meetings have dealt a serious blow at Liberalism, and their promoters have been successful in gaining many new adherents to their respective causes. In spite of all this, the local Liberals have done little or nothing to further their principles. The attacks of the, Socialists and the Tariff Reformers have gone unchallenged, and the man in the street has been able to hear only one side of the question. How long is this state of affairs to be tolerated in the safest Liberal constituency in the country ? Is it not time for the local Liberal and Labour Association to realise the responsibility which rests upon them ? The young men of the Rhondda. have boundless opportunities of listening to Conservative misrepresentations and (socialist; extravagances, out or the cause which stands for national progress on rational lines they hear nothing. Cannot the Liberal and Labour Association do something to remedy this? Why not the formation of a Young Liberals' League? Here is a golden opportunity for this Association to do some really valuable work in the interest of the cause which they represent, and thereby justify their tftistmwe.-YourB, &c., v A YOUNG LIBERAL. -+--
A Snowball Letter. To the Editor of the Rhondda Leader." Sir,—The Council of Dr. Barnardo's Homes will be very much obliged if you can find space for this communication in vour valuable columns nnd t.hnj;J. naftis-f-. them to stop a snowball letter which has been circulating all over the world for the past nine years or so, and which is doing harm to the national and beneficent work of these Homes. The snowball was started by Miss Robertson, of The Square, Kenilworth, in all kindness, but without consulting the es Homes. Since Dr. Barnardo's death some- one has altered the wording so that the letter now indicates that the work is, being carried on by the executors, and that the doors are likely to be closed if. funds are not speedily forthcoming. These statements are erroneous and misleading, for the Homes are incorporated and are managed by a Council, and far from the doors being closed they. are AS WIDE OPEN AS EVER all over the Kingdom. 68,050, children have been rescued, trained and placed out in life in 42| years. The family is now larger1 than ever, numbering 8,391 boys and girls—the LARGEST FAMILY in the WORLD. The admis- sions last year were 2,518; and many other helpless little ones, including those who are sick, crippled and incurable, are being received daily through the various Ever-open Doors. Two-thirds come from the Provinces and one-third from the Metropolis. Will your readers please help to put the snowball letter out of circulation by mentioning the matter to their friends? We beg them not to continue the chain; but if they are interested in this national and Imperial work for destitute children, and wish to do honour to the memory of the founder, their gifts of three or more stamps, as asked for by the snowball letter, or larger amounts, will be heartily welcomed at headquarters. Cheques and P.O.s should be made pay- able to Dr. Barnardo's Homes.Yours faithfully, WM. BAKER, Honorary Director. Headquarters of Dr. Barnardo's Homes, 18 to 26, Stepney Causeway, London, E., 13th April, 1909.
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