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Welsh Topics. Pages in Waiting. The beginning tt the month brought its usual load of our monthly magazines. From Carnarvon came Cymru," Y Llusern," and Y Geninen," and from Messrs. Hughes, of Wrexham, Cymru'r Plant," "Y Cerddor," and "Yr Ym- welvdd Misol." All are rich and full of good things. In spite of the fertility of our magazines, it is to be deplored that they are not more widely read. Their attractive appearance should appeal to readers. It is said that Welsh papers and Welsh magazines are not read as widely as hitherto, but that Welsh books receive a much greater homage. Does this prove that the study of Welsh is becoming the preserves of the intellectuals, and that the Welsh public is losing taste for the general reading of Welsh material? The magazines for October provide many hours of unmixed delight., "Y Llusern is an excellent pennyworth of general notes and lessons for the use of the Sunday Schools; C .ymru'r Plant" has its monthly feast of nature notes, poetry, tales, romance and history; and Yr Ymwelydd Misol gives us an ex- cellent portrait of the Tate Dr. Lewis Edwards, together with a descriptive article on the Bangor Baptist College. Y Cerddor" contains a discussion on the future of the Eisteddfod, accounts of musical movements, and a glee-" Gweddi Gwraig y Meddwyn "-by the late Dr. Joseph Parry. In addition to the above, it has an article on Our Musicians "— the subject for the present month being our popular penillion singer, Eos Dar. CYMRU FOR OCTOBER. The chief note of the "Cymru" this month is the place given to local poets, whose works are in many senses a reflec- tion of the Welsh mind during former days. Of these the place of honour must be given to Llystyn—the Bard of Arfon," from the pen of that sweet writer, Anthropos; then comes Dewi Hefin "—the bard of Mid-Cardigan, William Cbrnock," and Owain Aran." Then again are the excellent contributions of lighter literature-" Difyrion o'r Dwyrain," "Hen Scwlmister," Trefor Bowen," Morris Owen," and Adgofion Mebyd." It contains also an article on Cymreigyddion y Fenni." The number is pregnant with poetry, notes on new books, and an article on Swyn Alun by the editor. "Y GENINEN." Our national quarterly contains an ex- tensive number of long and interesting articles. In fact, the number is an echo of the London Eisteddfod, for it con- tains no less than five important contri- butions relative to-that institution. First comes Eisteddfod Gepedlaethol Llun- dain—Ei Hynodion a'i Hanfodion," in which the writer, Llais uwch Adlais, gives us some scathing remarks on the conduct of the Suffragettes, but the general.,esti- mation of the Londoner, the English Press and our great statesmen concerning the Eisteddfod are quoted with evident delight to the Welsh neople. With regard to the chair poem, we are given the divisions into which T. Gwynn Jones divided his work—■" Tradition," War "Romance," and the "Awakening"; four words which depict the whole story of Wales. Prof. J. Morris Jones said that the whole pith of the poem were gathered in the four lines: Ysbryd gwlad, os bradog lu Cas lwyth fu'n ceisio'i lethu, Iddo trwy hyn ni ddaw tranc,— Heb ddiwedd y bydd ieuanc." Next comes Gwlad y Brynia'u," by S. T. Jones; and "Y Bannau Gwynion from Gwlad y Bryniau," by R. Williams Parry, of Llanberis. Then, there are the two addresses from the Maen Llog by Mr. Llewelyn Williams, M.P., and Pedr Hir. Both addresses are masterpieces, deserving of the most earnest considera- tion. Other contributions are Hendref Serch: Cywydd," by T. Gwynn Jones; "Y Gwyliwr, beth am y Bore? by the Rev. J. Meredith Hughes; "Pennod o Shiprys and Babel Sectyddiaeth," both by the Rev. W. Eilir Evans; Un Bedydd," by the Rev. Ungoed Thomas; Hynafiaethau Gwent," by A. Morris; A oes Coel Crefydd yn Nghymru"; Iaith yr Hen Fam Enwogion Pont- ardulais," by Gwili; and "CyflWf Moesol Cymru," to which we make reference in another paragraph. In addition to the above articles, there are treasuries of song and literary notes. The number is an excellent one and easily maintains the reputation of the greatest of our national magazines. MORAL CONDITION OF WALES. The Rev. Gwilym Davies contributes to the Geninen a second article on the moral condition of Wales. The whole article is a severe condemnation of our national purity and religion, and calls upon all champions of straight living and righteousness to be up and doing. The writer seems to feel the sting of the sneers and taunts of those whose evil doings he has disturbed. He says in one of the opening paragraphs: Wales is, in spite of everything, religious; but let any man disturb the peaceful slumber of the churches, and awaken them from their sleep and indifference, that man, however honest his intentions may be, will soon become an object of hatred and scorn." He refers to the thousands who gathered at Mountain Ash to witness a pugilistic exhibition, to the holding of political meetings on Sunday, to the growing immorality and insobriety in the land. All his cases are, however, taken from South Wales. It does not follow, though, that South Wales alone is guilty. Many of these crimes are possibly due to overcrowding and to the accident of an ever-increasing invasion from all parts of the country. The, whole article makes sorry reading, and is a woeful picture of many districts in religious Wales. And that in the twentieth century! Mr. Davies makes suggestions how some of these could be remedied. The sacred- ness of marriage should be impressed on our young people; those guilty of rack- renting, slum-holding and sweating should be exposed the churches should set them- selves a clearer duty against the drink; and the church should demand purity in the civic life. "GAMES FOR ALL SEASONS." FBy Louie Jesse. Book I. for the Babies. Educational Publishing Co., Car- diff. Price 2s. net.] This volume of games for the babes anticipates the demands of the Board of Education. It consists of seventeen games to suit the seasons. For instance, the following list of Spring Games will indicate the nature of the book —" The Postman," "The Merry Sun," "The Farmer," "The Swallows," and "The Spider." The music is bright and lively, and well adapted for the babies. The whole work reflects great credit both on the author and the publishers1. All letters and communications should be addressed —The Welsh Correspondent, c/o The Rhondda Leader," Tonypandy.
Forty Years' Ministry. Dr. Morris, Treorchy. To be Honoured Next Week. One of the most interesting meetings of Baptist Union of Wales at Treorchy next week will be that on Monday evening, when a presentation will be made to Dr. W. Morris, on the completion of his forty years' ministry at Noddfa. The Right Hon. D. Lloyd George, Chancellor of the Exchequer, is expected to preside. Below we give a short biographical sketch of the rev. gentleman, written by Periander for the "Baptist Times The popular Baptist preacher was born at Treboeth, near Swansea, on September 12th, 1843. He was baptised by Rev. W. E. Jones, at Caersalem Newydd, on August 19th, 1855, when twelve years of age. Although so young, he delivered an intelli- gent address at the water-side, giving five reasons for being a Baptist. The address was issued in 4 The Greal,' a Welsh Baptist magazine. He received his early education at the Havod Schools, Swansea, and at the Graig House Academy, Swan- sea, under' Rev. G. P. Evans. At the latter school he won prizes for knowledge in Hebrew, Latin, German, and mathe- matics. He laboured for seven years as a fitter in a local engineering shop. After the usual preliminary course of preaching in the home church and district, he entered the Pontypool Baptist College as a ministerial student in 1866. The Presi- dent was Rev. T. Thomas, D.D., and the classical tutors were Rev. George Thomas, M.A., and Rev. James Sully, M.A., D.D., the famous scientist. Great progress was made, and brilliant promises heralded a, bright future. In 1869, the accomplished student received a unanimous call to the pastorate of Noddfa, Treorchy. In six years, the whole debt was extinguished, the chapel was free, and the edifice was crowded with a thronging multitude that eagerly sought his ministry. At the close of the first ten years of his ministry he was presented by the church and congre- gation with a gold watch, an illuminated address, and free membership in the Bap- tist Union Annuity Fund, and at the close of a quarter of a century's ministry he was presented with another address, together with a purse containing 100 guineas, and his dear wife was the recipient of a gold watchf A most affec- tionate attachment exists between him and the church. "HIS PUBLIC LIFE. Though his magnificent work for the Saviour and souls in Noddfa is the 1 magnum opus of his life, still his ser- vices in public social offices stamp him as a rare C'ymrio leader. He is the vice- chairman of the Welsh Baptist Forward Movement, member of the Baptist Mis- sionary Society Committee, London; he was member of the Ystradyfodwg School Board for twenty-five years, was chair- man for four years and for several years the vice-chairman; he was also member of the Board of Guardians and of the Burial Board; and chairman of the Porth Intermediate School, and a member of the Court of Governors of both the Car- diff and Aberystwyth University Colleges. He was for nineteen years secretary of the Provident Society for Aged and Infirm Ministers. He was unanimously elected by the Baptist Missionary Society to the position of honorary life member of the General Committee as a reward for his prolonged and loyal services. He is the ablest statistician in Wales, and as an organising secretary he stands alone among Welshmen. As an educationist he has ever been prominent and pipular. Owing to his active pursuit in geographi- cal and educational matters he was elected twenty years ago a F'ellow of the Royal Geographical Societv. He has always taken a foremost part and held a foremost position in the Baptist deno- mination in Wales. He has acted as a secretary of the South Wales Baptist College, Cardiff, for many years. He, was secretary of the Welsh Baptist Union for nineteen years and then resigned, when he was elected chairman of the Union. He delivered the annual address from the chair at Bangor, the subject being Reli- gion in the Cultured Period of Welsh Life.' Upon the close of a splendid oration he was presented by the Union with an illuminated and illustrated address and the sum of jE140 as a tribute to his ability, character, and services. HIS LITERARY WORK. He has contributed a great deal to the literature of the Baptists, and has also written several bookr,-namely The Children's Sermons,' The Children's Gallery,' The Children's Pulpit,' The Window.' He has also published a fine volume of sermons, entitled 'Noddfa Pulpit.' They are in the vernacular, and are discourses of rare quality in thought, diction, and spirit, clearly demonstrating his splendid mental attainments and his fine religious character. In 1902 he was honoured by Bucknell University, Lewis- burg, America, with the title of D.D. The ability, character, and service of Dr. Morris, or as the Welsh delight to call him Rhosynog,' his literary nom-de- plume, entitle him to be considered as one of the brightest ornaments of Welsh Non- conformity.
Welsh Caution. The caution of the Welshman is pro- verbial. He never takes anything for granted, but wisely insists on satisfying himself as to its genuineness. Statements from distant towns may or may not be correct, but there is no doubting the word of one of our own people, a Tonypandy man, for it can be so easily proven. For a long time," says Mr. Evan Jones, of 66, Kenry Street, Tonypandy, "I had severe pains in my back; they were sharp, stab-like pains, and would catch me while I was at work. Being a miner, I have a. lot of stooping to do, and at times I had difficulty in getting upright again. All my joints used to feel stiff, especially in the mornings. "I had heard Doan's Backache Kidney Pills spoken of, and I made up my mind to try them. I am glad I did, for they did me a great deal of good. My back has been much better since I used the pills. I have confidence in the medicine. (Signed) Evan Jones." Don't neglect your kidneys, if you have any such unmistakable sign of kidney and bladder trouble as puffy eyes, watery swellings in the ankles and limbs, urinary disorders, cloudy urine, rheumatism, aching back, pains in the loins _and sides, irritability, nervousness, depression, and a constant worn-out feeling. Doan's Back- ache Kidney Pills cure all these troubles by discharging the liquid poisons and waste in which so many fatal diseases have their beginning. Doan's Backache Kidney Pills are two shillings and ninepence per box, or sixi boxes for thirteen shillings and ninepence. Of all chemists and stores, or post free direct from the Foster-McClellan Co., 8, Wells Street, Oxford Street, London, W. Be sure you get the same kind of pills as Mr. Jones had. 4905q
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Llwynypia. The first of a series of social evenings- in connection with the Llwynypia and District Cricket and Tennis Club was held, on Thursday evening last at the Llwyny- pia Schools. Unfortunately, the weather was extremely unfavourable, but despite this fact, the attendance was splendid, II about a hundred and twenty people being present. After a few dances had been indulged in, the company adjourned tot take part in a whist drive. A pleasant hour was thus spent, the result of the play being as follows: —First prize (ladies). Miss Lily Morgan; first prize (gentlemen),. Mr. Rhys Evans; second prize (ladies), Miss Edith Lock; second prize (gentle- men), Mr. J. G. Davies; consolation prize (ladies), Mrs. Williams; consolation prize (gentlemen), Mr. Brychan Jones. Follow- ing this, refreshments were partaken of, ample justice being done to the good things provided, after which the prcK gramme of dances was continued until 1 the close of the evening. Mr. Tom Rich- ards acted as M.O. and discharged his duties in a very satisfactory manner, while the music was provided by Messrs. Meredith and Challenger. During an interval in the dancing, the prizes for the whist drive were distributed by Mrs. Wil- liams, Hillside, the ceremony being per- formed in a very graceful manner. A most pleasant evening was spent, and the members of the committee are to be heartily congratulated on the success of the social. The result of the first effort should be an encouragement for them to proceed with the work of arranging others- during the winter months, and in this way, assist in adding to the funds of the club. It should be added that Mrs. Richards,. Aberystwyth House, as usual, gave every satisfaction in the catering, the good things provided being very. much appre- ciated by the company. j The English Weeleyans of Llwynypia- held their harvest thanksgiving servi -cea on Sunday, the 10th inst.. the special preacher being Mr. W. of Aber- tillery. The chapel wast decorated with all kinds of fruit and vegetables. On Mon- day, the usual sale of fruit took place.
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Trealaw, The Primitive Methodist Church held their annual harvest festival services on Sunday last. Mr. T. Hubbal, of Ponty- pridd, occupied the pulpit and preached appropriate sermons. There was a good attendance, and the chapel was decorated with an abundance of harvest produce-
Mid-Rhondda Y.M.O.A., The Young Men's Christian Association' of Mid-Rhondda having lately been re- organised, commenced a series of concerts on Saturday evening. last, when a good number of members and the general public gathered at their rooms, situated in Eleanor Street, Tonypandy. Mr. Tom James, Clydach Vale, occupied the chair. The prograwme included the following items:—Solo, Mr. S. Owen Edwards (solicitor); recitation, Mr. Frank Popham. A violin solo by Master Enoch Boyce, who was accompanied on the piano by Master Ivan Dallimore, was also highly appre- ciated. Mr. Owen Buckley gave an in- spiring address. Master D. Jones, Ely Street, presided at the piano. The Asso- ciation propose to organise a Literary and Debating Society, which will be com- menced in due course.
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