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Pontrhondda. A presentation meeting was held at Penuel (C.M.) on Saturday night last, the Rev. John Morgan, pastor of Bethania, Llwynypia, presiding, when Mr. Tom Evans, late manager at the Glamorgan Colliery, and family were presented with valuable gifts as tokens of the high esteem in which they were held by the church, Mr. Evans having occupied office as deacon since the formation of the church. The presentation to Mr. Evans consisted of an illuminated address (executed by Messrs. J. Howells and Co., stationers, &c., T'ony- pandy) and a hymn-tune book. The gifts to the other members of the family were —Mrs. T. Evans tea and coffee service; Miss Evans, fruit dish; Miss Jennie Evans, trinket set; Mr. W. O. Evans, clinometer rule; Miss Sarah Evans, hand- bag Master- Trevor Evans, writing case Miss Raddie Evans, work basket. The presentations were made by the follow- ing —Mr. Andrew Powell (on behalf of church), Mr. Rhys Evans (on foehalf of Sunday School Class), Mrs. Richard Lewis, Railway View; Miss Sarah Rees, Sherwood; Mrs. Joseph Davies, Sher- wood Mr. S. Davies, Brynawel; Mrs. Tudor Williams, Tyntyla Road; Mr. Evan Evans, Ynyscynon Road; and Miss Maggie Maud Davies, Sherwood. Addresses were delivered by the Revs. T. G. Jenkyn (Salem), T. Lloyd (Ystrad), T. E. Davies (Clydach Vale), Messrs. Morgan Rees (church secretary), Andrew Powell, Rhys Evans, S. Davies, Thomas Davies (Peny- graig), John Evans (Williamstown). Mr. Evans has taken up an appointment at Abertillery.
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Tonypandy. Special meetings in connection with the branch of the South Wales Women's Tem- perance Association which holds its weekly meetings at Trinity (C.M.) Chapel, Tonypandy, were held on Wednesday, the 27th ult., when Mrs. Wilson, wife of Dr. Wilson, of Birmingham, aelivered an ex- cellent address on the work of medical missions in Birmingham. Solos were ren- 'dered during the evening by Nurse Rees, of Porth Cottage Hospital, and Mrs. R. Dallimore, Kenry Street, Tonypandy. In the afternoon, a tea meeting was held.
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We regret to report the death of Mrs. Mary Randle, wife of Mr. Edwin Randle, 94, Primrose Street, Tbnypandy, which occurred on Tuesday, 26th ult., at the age of 52 years. Mrs. Randle had resided in Mid-Rhondda 23 years, and her genial disposition had won her many friends. She was a faithful member of the English Congregational Church, where her hus- band has held a deacon's office for a great number of years. The funeral took place on Saturday last at Llethrddu Cemetery, Trealaw. Appropriate hymns were sung at the house, church and graveside by the choir oi the English Congregational Church, conducted bv Mr. D. Richards. The Rev. E. Walter Thomas performed the final rites. The members of the 20th Century Equitable Society (" Hope of Rhondda Lodge) were in attendance as bearers. The following were the chief mourners —On foot—Messrs. Edwin John Randle, Joe Randle, Moses Randle %td Chris Randle (sons). Mr. William Rees (brother), Mr. Fred Randle (brother-in- law), Messrs. John Rees and Williams (step-brothers), Mr. John John (uncle), Messrs. Moses John Rees, Fred Edmunds, Thomas Price, George and Fred Owen, William Owen and A. Brace (nephews), and Mr. William Owen (cousin); first coach-Mr. Edwin Randle (husband), Master Willie Randle (son), Misses Annie, Florrie and Jessie Randle (daughters), and Mrs. Stockham (sister-in-law); second coach-Mrs. Wm. Rees (sister-in-law), Mrs. John Rees (step-sister), Mrs. Wil- liams (step-sister), Mrs. F. Edmunds and Miss H. Jane Rees (nieces), and Mrs. F. Randle (sister-in-law); third coach-Mrs. M. J. Rees, Mrs. T. Price, Miss Beatrice
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Treorchy. Foreign missionary services were con- ducted by Mr. W. Anfield at Tabernacle (E.W.) Church on Sunday, and were largely attended. Early on Monday even- ing, a special lantern service was con- ducted by the Rev, W. H. Spencer, who later gave an interesting narrative of his experiences in India. Miss Annie Burchell (Treherbert) was soloist, and the Rev. W. J. Britton acted as chairman. Col- lections were taken towards the Foreign Missionary Fund, Gosen (C M.) Chapel held their annual "tea fight" on Monday, which proved successful in all respects. The half-yearly preaching: meetings of Ramah (W.C.) were held on Sunday, when eloquent sermona were delivered by the Rev. J. L. Williams, M.A., B.Se Aber- ystwyth. Miss Minnie Ashton, A.L.C.M., officiated at the organ. There were large gatherings and substantial collections were taken. The Treorchy Literary Society spent an edifying evening on Friday last discussing Dr. Johnson," Mr. Evan Jones (Ton) opened the discussion, in which all mem- bers present took part. Mr. R. C. Austin presided. We regret to record the death of Mrs. Protheroe, 2, New Dumfries Street, which took place on Tuesday of last week, after a prolonged illness. Deceased was the wife of Mr. Wm. Protheroe, foreman blacksmith at the Abergorchy Collieries, and was an adherent at Bethania Church where she was held in high esteem. The funeral, which took place on Saturday at Treorchy Cemetery, was well attended. Definite steps have now been taken towards the erection of a hall for the workmen of Abergorchy Collieries. On Friday evening a meeting was convened, when a few of the necessary preliminary steps were considered. The annual evening, party organised by the teaching staff of Treorchy Schools took place on Friday evening at the Tre- orchy Boys' (New) School, the company present numbering over 150. Early in the evening a formidable array of deli- cious eatables catered by Mr. Collier, Pentre, were partaken of. Later, games, &c., were indulged in, Mr. D. J. Howells proving an excellent pianist. The gentle- man's prize in the whist drive was won by Mr. Tom Morgan, Cemetery Road, Treorchy. On Thursday morning last, Evan Morris, 3, Tynybedw Terrace (married), and the father of three small children, the youngest being only three weeks old, was killed at the Abergorchy Colliery while prosecuting his employment as assistant repairer. Morris was engaged in digging a place to locate an "arm"—one of the uprights for a timber set-when the side collapsed, burying the unfortunate man under the debris. The day shift was sus- pended at the colliery as the result of the accident, and deceased was borne home by a long procession of dav and night work- men. Coroner R. J. Rhys conducted an inquest on deceased's body at the Insti- tute on Saturday, and a verdict of Acci- dental death was returned. The remains were on Monday conveyed by* train to Pembrokeshire for interment. With deep regret we record the death of John Davies (C'erddor Ebbwy), which took place at his residence, Neath Road, Morriston, on Thursday last, at the age of 56. Deceased, whose mortal remains were interred at the Treorchy Cemetery on Monday, was well known throughout this district as a musician, he having con- ducted many choirs and attained fame in the competitive sphere. He was an almost life-long friend of Mr. David Prosser (Eros Cynlais), and conducted the singing at the latter's funeral some years ago. He was also precentor at Park Chapel, Cwmparc, for many years. The funeral, which took place on Monday, was largely attended. The Revs. T. Davies (Bethlehem, Treorchy) and W. Lewis (Cwmparc) officiated.
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Nantymoei. Hockey Club Social.—A successful social was held at the Workmen's Hall, Nanty- moel, on Wednesday evening last, in con- nection with the Nantymoel Hockey Club. The club's socials have on every occasion been decided successes, and Wednesday evening's was no exception to the rule. The following ladies presided at tables, which were laden with delicacies: -Mrs. Evan Jones, Mrs. Gwilym Thomas, Mrs. Hopley, Mrs. J. Thomas, Misses K. Noel, Polly Pugh, P. Howells, and E. Thomas- while Mrs. Davies and Mrs. James pre- sided over the cutting of bread and butter and cake. Tea over, dancing and whist plajrbig began. The M..U.'s for the evening were: Whist, Mr. E. J. Phillips; dancing, Messrs. G. K. Anderson and W. Wilmott. The prizes in the whist tourna- ment were secured by Miss L. Jenkins (Vale View) and Mr. T. Webster (Ogmore Vale). Mr. Caple (piano) and Mr. Jim Davies (violin) provided the music for dancing, and the repertoire of new and popular pieces was much appreciated. A word of praise is due to Mr. Edgar J. Phillips, the secretary of the Hockey Club, for the excellent arrangements. Dinam Debating Society.—A well- attended meeting of the Dinam Literary and Debating Society was held on Wed- nesday evening last, under the presidency of Mr. Jacob Jones, B.A. The subject for debate was, Whether the Nation was devoting too much time to Sport or notP" Mr. J. T. Richards took the affirmative, and Mr. Fred Jones the negative. The question provoked an interesting dis- cussion, in which several of the members took part. The affirmative view was up- held by a majority of the members. Football Smoker.—The Nantymoei Rugby Football Club-winners of the Bridgend District League championship- held a very successful smoker at the head- quarters, the Blaenogwr Hotel, Nanty- moel, on Saturday evening. Mr. Henry Headon ably presided over a large and enthusiastic gathering. Mr. J. H. Pere- grine, the very capable and energetic hon. secretary, had arranged for the presen- tation of the League's gold medals to last year's players who had assisted in gaining the championship. The presentation of the medals was made in a most happy and interesting speech. An excellent pro- gramme of song and speech was gone through, to the evident delight of the large company present. The Nantymoel Club has gained admission into the Welsh Rugby Union, and this season they have only once been defeated-at Treorchy, by 5 points to nil. They again occupy first position in thLeague. The secretary and officials are to be warmly complimented upon the success of the club. I.L.P. Meetina.-Under the auspices of I the Ogmore Valley Independent Labour Party, a great Budget demonstration was held at the Workmen's Hall, Nantymoei, on Thursday evening of last week. Mr. Jacob Edwards, D.C., presided over a sparsely attended meeting. The speaker, the Rev. Conrad Noel, of the Church Socialist League, London, in a spirited address criticised many of the proposals of the Budget, whilst approval was given to some of the clauses. The speaker ex- pressed his opinion that had the Labour Party adopted similar tactics on the Budget as they did during their first Session of the present Parliament, the Budget would have been more satisfactory than it now is. A number of questions on various matters were put to the speaker and answered. No resolution was, submitted to the meeting. Hall and Institute.—The annual meet- ing of subscribers of the Nantymoei Work- men's Hall and Institute was held at the large hall on Thursday evening of last week, Mr. Rhys Williams presiding over a fairly large attendance. The balance sheet, upon the report of the auditors- Messrs. Lewis Hopkins and Wm. Roberts. —was unanimously adopted. The Hall Committee reported that an electric plant for the Hall and Institute's own use was now in course of installation, at a cost of about £ 400. The proposal to levy an additional td. in the £ upon the sub- scribers for the purpose of paying off the present mortgage was negatived by a large majority. After a keen contest, the fol- lowing were elected for the ensuing year for the Hall's Council: -Messrs. T. J. Job, 120; David Thomas (Cadwgan), 107; H. H. Price, 103; R. L. King, 102; Jas. Roach, 96; John Jones, 92; Lewis Mor- gan, 89; J. H. Jenkins, 86; Walter Exley, 86; Edward Cox, 84; Wm. Garvin, 83: Edwin Jenkins, 78; Jacob Edwards, 69; John Lloyd, 66; John Jenkins, 60. Not elected: -Messrs. Daniel Morris, 58; J. Chilcott, 58; John Hopkins, 57; T. D. Matthias, 55; H. Eadon, 52; J. D. Morris, 43; T. Hyde, 29 R. Morris, 19 Lewis, 11. A vote of thanks to the chairman terminated a lengthy meeting. Preaching Services.—The bi-yearly ser- vices at Saron (W.B.) Chapel,, Nantymoei, were held on Saturday evening, Sunday and Monday, when the Rev. Morgan Jones, B.A., Whitland, and the Rev. D. Griffiths, Dowlais, preached eloquent and erudite discourses to crowded and enthu- siastic congregations. The singing of the choir, under the capable leadership of Mr. David Bowen. was most effective and pleasing. Miss Rachel Thomas presided at the organ in her usual graceful man- ner. The series of services- were under the superintendence of the Rev. John Hughes, the much-esteemed pastor, whose powerful ministry at Saxon for over a quarter of a century has been eminently successful.
Pentre. The mission for young people at Bethel (P.M.) Chapel was continued over Sunday and Monday of this week. On Sundav, the pulpit was occupied by the Rev. G. W. Hough, of Pontymister, whose ser- mons were much appreciated. In the afternoon, a meeting on the lines of the P.S.A. gatherings was arranged by the Christian E'ndeavour Society, which proved exceedingly interesting. A final rally was sounded on Monday even- ing, after a tea in the afternoon, Mr. Hoskings presiding over a large audience.
The Famous Fasting Man at Tonypandy. The doctor's bulletin for the 27th day of Mons. Beaute's fast (November 7th) at Danter's, Tonypandy, is as follows: — Weight before starting, list.; weight to-day, 9st. 5flbs. lost weight, 22-Jlbs. respiration, 18 per minute; pulse, 78 per minute; temperature of body, 95.2; tem- perature of room, 57 Welsh Hills mineral waters consumed, 5 bottles; cigarettes consumed, 6 doctor's opinion, satisfac- tory remarks, complains of slight pain in stomach. There is now every reason to believe that Mons. Beaute will satis- factorily complete his 31 days' fast. The first meal which he will indulge in after this prolonged abstinence will consist of Bovril, and will be partaken of on Mon- day evening, next at 9 o'clock. Mons. Beaute informed our representative that he will remain at Danter's for some days longer to recoup his strength, and will receive Ms friends freely during that time, taking his meals in public, using Bovril and Virol to regain lost flesli. An interesting debate took place at Siloh on Tuesday evening, the subject being: Which is the greater advantage for the formation of Character-Wealth or Poverty P The leaders were Messrs. Ebenezer Lewis and Jonathan John, and their arguments led to a keen and elevating discussion.
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Gelll. The Glamorgan County Council Educa- tion Committee have appointed Mr. Evan T. Davies, B.A. (Wales), as assistant master at a new Higher Elementary School to be opened at Bargoed, at a salary of C120 per annum. Mr. Davies, who is only 23 years of age, is.the son of Mr. J. S. Davies, mechanical engineer, Hillside. Gelli, a worthy son of a worthy sire. For many years Mr. Davies was a teacher at Pentre Boys' School after which he entered Aberystwyth College, where he succeeded in passing his B.A. degree in July last. Mr. Davies is still pursuing; his studies at Aberystwyth with the view of taking a higher examination, as his new appointment will not be avail- able for a few months.
Treherbert. In aid of Mr. Wm. Williams, 10, Blaeny- cwm Terrace, Tynewydd, who has been ailing for a very long time, a very suc- cessful concert was given at Blaenycwm Chapel (kindly lent) on Thursday evening last. The artistes were: —Miss Annie Burchell (Treherbert), soprano. Miss Mary Jones (Blaenrhondda), contralto; Mr. David Davies (Treherbert), tenor; Mr. William Davies (Ton) baritone Miss M. A. Walters (Treherbert), elocutionist; Mr. Livingstone Perkins (Treherbert), elocutionist; and Mr. John S. Rees (Tre- herbert). violinist. The chair was taken by County Councillor Enoch Davies, J.P. Every item of the programme was fully appreciated. The Rev. F. J. Eaton. Castle Carv (former minister of the Circuit), visited his old sphere of labour this week, and preached at the chapel anniversary ser- vices of the English Wesleyan Chapel, which were held on Sunday and Monday. Collections were taken at each service in aid of the trust fund. Miss Ewing (a missionary from Calcutta) delivered a most interesting address to a large audience at a meeting of the Baptist Zenana Mission at Blaenycwm (W.B.) Chapel on Tuesday evening. A collection was taken to defray expenses. 12 Bladed Safety Bazors. The Ever Ready at 5/ the Gillette at 21/- Local Agent- R.. T. Jones, The Tram Terminus, Treherbert. 4893
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Tylorstown. J On Saturday evening, a miscellaneous concert was held at Ebenezer (W.C.) Vestry, the Rev. Rowland Hughes, B.D. (pastor), presiding. Solos and recitations were contributed by Misses C. Jones, L. Starr, A. M. Davies, 0. Hill, Messrs. T.- E. Jones, J. Morgan, Rev. Rowland Hughes, B.D., Messrs. J. Jones T. Jones and W. E. Hughes. Miss Rosina Davies accompanied. —— A Holiday Club has been formed at the Mission Room. The following have been elected officers: —President, Mr. Pickett; vice-president, Mr. W. Emerson secretary, Mr. David Southwood; trea- surer, Mr. James Williams. Our hearty congratulations to Mr. Eynon Price, Penrhys Villas, and Miss Maggie James, Deri Terrace, on their marriage, which took place on Tuesday last.
Ton. The annual preaching services in con- nection with Jerusalem (C.M.) were held on Sunday and Monday last. The special preachers were the Revs. J. Hughes, M.A., Liverpool; T. Charles Williams, M.A., Menai Bridge; and M. H. Jones, B.A. (pastor). All the services were ex- cellently attended. Mr. Geo. Hamilton Archibald, Exten- sion Lecturer of the Sunday School Union, is this week holding a series of lecture conferences at Bethesda, Ton. under the auspices of the Pentre-Ystrad Free Church Council. His subject is. Our Boys and Girls: Their Powers and Perils."
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Ogmore Vale. Social.—A successful social tea in aid of the funds of the Ogmore Vale Hockey Club was held on Wednesday night last at the Tynewydd Schools. An excellent spread was provided, the tables being ably supervised by ladies of the club. After tea, the usual amusements were indulged in—dancing, cards, &c. Mr. Joe Woods ably presided at the piano, while Mr. Abner Davies made an efficient M.C. In the whist drive, Miss A. Jones won the ladies' Drize and Mr. Bob Partridge the gentlemen's. Accidents.—On Tuesday last, William Matthews, a haulier at the Wyndham Colliery, m'et with a rather serious acci- dent. It appears that he was "in the dark," when his horse bolted and he was caught between the tram and the side. He had some ribs broken and other internal injuries. On Thursday, another haulier, Henry Kynan, had an accident at the same pit. While riding on his train, his head struck against a low "collar," and he received injuries to his head and body. We are pleased to state that both are progressing very favour- ably.
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British and Foreign Bible Society.—A meeting of the Ogmore Vale branch of the British and Foreign Bible Society was held on Monday, the 1st inst., at Bethel (P.M.) Chapel. The chief speaker was the Rev. Howell Powell. Pembroke, who gave an interesting address on the work of the Society. Mr. Wm. Richards, the local secretary, presented his report for the past year, when it was noted that there was a decrease as compared with the previous year's takings. He made an appeal for more generous support during the coming year. Mr. E. P. Adams was chairman.
Cwmparc. A very successful competitive concert was held at Park Hall on Saturday even- ing, there being hosts of competitors and a big audience. The concert was organ- ised by the committee of the proposed local Ambulance Brigade, and a handsome profit was netted, which will go to the purchase of uniforms, &c. It is gratify- ing to note that local gentlemen are quick to respond to the appeals already made for contributions. The secretary is Mr. Tom Herbert, whose zeal and skill in organisation are a byword locally, and for the eisteddfod he had an untiring and ubiquitous assistant in Mr. D. J. Bumford. Mr. W. Jenkins, J.P. (Ocean Collieries), presided at the concert, while the awards in music were made by Mr. Tom Price, Merthyr in elocution by the Rev. J. J. Williams, Pentre and in ambulance pro- ficiency by Dr. Jenkins, Pentre. The accompanist for the evening was Prof. J. T. Jones, L.R.A.M., Treorchy. During the afternoon, preliminary tests were held at St. George's Church Hall (kindly lent), the building being quite besieged by a throng of competitors. The following is a list of awards —Pianoforte solo for children, divided between Misses Ellen Thomas (Ystrad) and Maggie Breeze (Tre- main's, Cwmparc) children's recitation (under 16), Miss Beattie Thomas (Tre- orchy) female solo divided between Misses Lizzie Davies (Tonypandy) and Mattie Edwards (Treorchy); male solo, Mr. R. G. Jones, Clydach Vale; ambu- lance (theory), 1st Mr. E. Evans (Tre- orchy), 2nd divided between Messrs. Uri Jones (Ton) and H. Beynon (Treorchy) champion recitation, divided between Mrs. Rosie Beuchamp-Thomas (Cwmparc) and Mr. L. D. Lewis (Tylorstown); champion solo, 4 guineas and silver cup, Mr. Todd Jones (of the Royal Male Voice Party, Treorchy). A high standard was attained in each competition, notably in the open elocution and solo. Madame Bronwen Jones-Williams, Maesteg,. proved a close rival to Mr. lodd Jones, and it is one ot the cruelties of competition that her ex- cellent rendering of a difficult solo should go unrewarded. At the close, the presi- dent moved a resolution of sympathy with the sufferers in the Deri Colliery disaster, which was passed by the audience stand- ing in respectful sympathy. The officials of the eisteddfod were —Chairman of committee, Mr. Ben Rees, M.E., Cwm- parc; vice-chairman, Dr. Barrett; trea- surer, Mr. E. Middleton, M.E., Cwmparc. Time effects wonders, and among its modern miracles is the materialisation of a minute passed by the District Council many, many moons ago. The hose and reel have arrived at last, and a sweet calm has settled upon the soul of at least one respectable tradesman. They have found a temporary resting place in Park Hotel yard, and we could not but admire the zeal with which our esteemed guar- dian of the peace assisted the minions of the Council in the erection of the shed which shall for the present house them. The Rev. James Davies, Salem, is resigning his pastorate having accepted a call to Carn, in North Wales. Mr. Davies has had very indifferent health during his five years' sojourn in South Wales. He is leaving at the end of the year. We very much regret to note that Mrs. Simon (wife of Mr. Evan Simon, colliery official, Cwmparc) is at present lying seriously ill at her residence. It was pro- posed to operate upon her last Sunday, but the doctors found her in a state of collapse. Mrs. Simon is highly esteemed in the neighbourhood for her sweet dis- position and charitable deeds, and we join with her innumerable friends in wishing her a speedy recovery.
Ferndale. The North Street Congregational Church held their anniversary services on Sun- day. large crowds being present to hear the Rev. Silas Charles, Ebbw Vale. Miss Minnie Howells, of the Royal Welsh Ladies' Choir, sang during the evening service. The Rev. Dyfnallt Owen also preached at Tabernacle (W.C.) Chapel on Sunday. The Ferndale Choral Union, with Mr. Lewis Evans (Co-operative) as secretary, have been most fortunate in securing Mr. D. Evans, Mus. Bac., as chief conductor, with Mr, Tim. Davies (postmaster) and Mr. David Williams (Trerhondda) as sub- conductors, together with the services of two excellent accompanists in the persons of Mr. J. R. Lewis (Alaw Rhondda), the winner of the Caradog Scholarship, and Mr. Charles Jones, C.E. The choir have taken in hand Rejoice in the Lord (D. Evans).
Maesteg. Accident.—On Saturday morning (last week). Mr. Daniel Thomas, of 20, Duffryn Row, Nantyffyllon, sustained an injury at the Coegnant Colliery, a piece of coal falling on his arm. He was able to walk home. Funeral.—On Saturday, the mortal remains of Mr. David Jones, mechanic, Castle Street, were laid to rest at the Maesteg Cemetery. The deceased was 18 years of age, and had only been ill a very 01""£"1'+ +T"'O" Ur\ n?on ..i..ça-+L.c."l "f'>1-l. oiiui L' uj.ino• iic n (L il laiwuui 111-ell1Ur at Saron Chapel* Nantyffyllon. The Rev. T. Esger James officiated at the graveside. Opening of Parish Hall.—On Wednes- day, 27th ult., the new Parish Hall of Maesteg was opened by the Lord Bishop of the Diocese, who described the uses and purposes of the hall, and thanked Mrs. Jen kin Lewis (the contractor's wife) for the presentation key to open the hall door. In than kin s the Bishop for his great kindness in being present at the occasion, the Vicar dwelt upon the bene- fits to the district of such a magnificent gift. Miss Talbot, of Margarn Castle, has built the hall at her own cost ( £ 1,150), whilst the churchpeople have contributed freely to defray the cost of the furniture. After the opening ceremony, a tea was given, the ladies in attendance at the tables being attired in Swiss costumes.
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Randle, Mrs. John, Mrs. W. Owen and Mrs. Owen, Tonyrefail; fourth coach— Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Pullin, Mrs. Bowen, Mrs. Brace, Mrs. George Owen and Mrs. Owen. The coffin was surmounted with beautiful floral tributes sent by the fol- lowing: -Husband and children; Mr. Wm. Rees and family: Mr. Fred Randle and family; Miss Phyllis and Master Douglas Harris; and the members of the Congregational Chapel. The undertaking arrangements were efficiently carried out by Messrs. Williams and Sons. Mr. Randle and family desire to convey their sincere thanks to all friends who have extended their sympathy towards them in their great bereavement.