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Death of Mr. Daniel Eynon. Colliery Manager of the Old School. We regret to record the death of Mr. Daniel Eynon, M.E., Rock House, Gelli, Ton-Pentre, at the ripe age of 74 years. The deceased gentleman had been ailing for a considerable number of years, although no one thought his demise was so close. He was a colliery manager of great experience, having had an oppor- tunity of learning by maturity and modelled by experience, by the early practical school of mining; yet he was well versed in mining and kindred sub- jects, aii an eloquent speaker. He was a Baptist in religion and a staunch Non- conformist. Born in Carmarthenshire in 1833, and brought up in the ancient town of Car- marthen until his family migrated to Glamorganshire, he spent a few of his early years at Maesteg, and in 1860 re- moved to Mountain Ash, where he became engaged in mining, and gained proficiency as a miner. Whilst here, he became inti- mate with Mr. Morgan Joseph, afterwards the first manager of the Ocean Coal Co., and showed considerable promises as an organiser with good foresight and sound judgment. He married Mr. Joseph's si-ster-in-law, who survives him. In 1866, lie came to Ton, where he was employed as timberman, but was soon promoted an official, and afterwards was appointed the manager of Cwmparc Pit under the Ocean Company. He held the position of manager of Park Colliery for a great number of years, and was much respected in the locality. During the term of office at Park, the Cwmdare Col- liery was developed; also the Ogmore and the Garw. About twelve years ago, he was given the charge of Eastern Colliery, Ton, which was at the time at a, stand- .still owing to a dispute over the cutting price of a seam of coal. His health had failed him for a number of years, and he was therefore unable to take active part in any public function. He leaves a widow and a large number of grown-up children to mourn his loss. We wish to offer them our sincerest sympathy in their sad bereavement.
A New Magazine. It is with great pleasure we review the first number of the Rhondda County School Magazine. Scholars past and pre- sent, we are certain, will welcome the resurrection of this magazine, and will regard it as a means of keeping in touch with their old school. The contents of the first number give one a great insight into the social life of the school. Among the various items will be found an interesting article upon Daniel Owen, the Welsh novelist, fol- lowed by a character sketch of Rhys Lewis" by Mr. T. Rhys Jones. A fas- cinating account is given of the way in which Mr. Ward, the gymnastic instructor of the school, won the Victoria Cross, the most coveted honour in the eyes of a British soldier. A portion of the maga- zine is devoted to school news; and we learn that Mr. J. R. Airey, formerly a member of the school staff, has obtained an appointment as headmaster of the Morley Technical School, near Leeds. Mi. W. Walker, another ex-member of the stalt, who became undergraduate of the University of London while at the school, has obtained his degree of B.Sc. Reference is also made to the death of Mr. Rhys T. Jones, Ton, and sympathy is extended to Miss Rhys in her sad bereavement. Mention must be made of the Foreign Correspondence, in which letters appear from old students, who each give their impressions of college life. Considerable space is given over to athletics, which is conducted by Mr. H. M. Watkins, who gives racy reports of the matches, which are not without a vein of humour. An account is given of the visit of the Sixth Form science boys to the Pontypridd and Rhondda Valley Company's Brewery. It is a descriptive article which seems to savour of the text- book. A Literary and Debating Society has been formed in the school, and it is hoped it will receive the support it deserves. An appeal is made to the old hoys to join the Old Boys' Association, and we hope this will take effect, as we believe nothing is more desirable than to keep up through life the friendships formed at school. We wish this new venture every suc- cess, and hope it will be the means of proving the truth of the old Welsh adage, Gwell dysg na golud." D. J.
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Correspondence. Ferndale Brass Band Institute Case. To the Editor of the Rhondda Leader." Sir,—My attention has been called to your report of a few weeks ago of the above case, wherein a Richard Owen gave evidence on behalf of the Institute. It has been generally assumed here that I am the Richard Owen therein men- tioned, and as these rumours have caused, and are still causing, great trouble and annoyance to my family and relatives, may I be permitted to say that I am not the person mentioned in your report of the above proceedings, and that I am not, and have never been, a member of any Social Club or Institute where intoxicants are sold. Thanking you in anticipation. -Yours, &c., RICHARD OWEN. 63, Griffith Street, Mardy, 26th March, 1907.
The Rhonddas, Pontypridd, and District Master Bakers and Millers' Association. I To the Editor of the Rhondda Leader." Sir,—It may interest Rhonddaites and others to know that the baking trade at the present time is at a very low ebb. The ruling price of bread is disastrous, and unless something is done, and that speedily, nothing but absolute ruin stares the baker in the face. The public were glad about three months ago to learn that the bread had been reduced ten per cent., or td. per 41b. loaf. Did they at the same time think for a moment what it meant to the producer of the loaf? To-day there is hardly a baker doing anything out of his business; flour has again advanced, and still the bread is 4id. And may you, gentle reader, bear in mind that in the Rhonddas you have the finest loaf pro- duced within the United Kingdom. Power- ful competitors are in the trade; smaller men are almost crushed. Still, the trade is confident that, if the public knew the desperate straits under which we labour, it would cheerfully pay a reasonable market price for this the most necessary of all commodities. With that end in view, the above association has been started. It intends to purify the trade; to produce the best bread possible, a honest, loaf all- round, securing a good return for the outlay, and therefore to enable the baker to pay a reasonable wage to the employees, who are now in many cases underpaid. H. J. POWELL, Secretary, Master Bakers' Association. 29, Brook Street, Williamstown, March 26th, 1907.
Tonyrefail. A most successful bazaar was held on Wednesday and Thursday, the 20th and 21st ult., at the Assembly Hall, Tony- refail, under the auspices of St. David's Church. The proceedings were opened on Wednesday by Mrs. Hughes, The Palace, Llandaff, who in a splendid address referred to the growth of Tonyrefail and the large amount of spiritual work that would be required to be done in the near future. Mrs. Meyler Thomas, Ivydene, Llantrisant, re-opened the bazaar on Thursday. The success of the under- taking was assured for two reasons; first, that it was under the distinguished patronage of Viscount Tredegar, V.C., Mr. E. T. Pritchard, Lady Dillwyn Llew- ellyn, Miss Talbot (Margam), and others; and second, that it was carried through bv a band of assiduous workers, at the head of which were the Rev. and Mrs. D. J. Thomas. The stall-holders were:- Guild Stall: Mrs. D. John Thomas and Mrs. S. H. Holtam. General Stall: The Misses Herapath, and Miss Bertha Thomas. Grocery Stall: Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Madge. Refreshment Stall: Mrs. David Lloyd. Young Men's Stall: Mem- bers of the Men's Guild. Cycling at Home: Mr. W. Williams. Sweets: Miss Lewis. Messrs. A. W. Blakeley, Evan Jonea, and F. W. Graeme-Webbe had charge of the competitors. Solos were given by Misses Charles (Miskin), B. Hawkins, and Messrs. Cyril Jones, Percy Thomas, and Phil. Jones. The accom- panists were Miss B. Jenkins and A. D. Llewellyn. The proceeds of the bazaar were in aid of the Church Building Fund Debt of J6700, and it is expected that about £ 200 will be netted. On Saturday night, the 23rd ult., a presentation was made to Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Rees, late manager of Cilely Col- liery, now at Caerphilly. The presen- tation took the form of a roll-top desk to Mr. Bees, a marble clock to Mrs. Rees, and a purse of gold. Several addresses were made eulogising the character of Mr. Rees as a manager and public man, and deploring the loss that Tonyrefail will sustain through his removal. Below are some verses written for the occasion:
LLINELLAU Ar gyflwyniad tysteb i Mr. Rees, cyn- oruchwyliwr Oilely, yn nghyd a Mrs. Rees. Os ydyw gwaelodiaeth yn haeddu gwarog- aeth, A gwlad cydnabyddiaeth ar dafod o gan, Nid oes i'w gael o fewn 'r ardaloedd Na'n gwron o undyn yn ei hawlio yn lan; Fe dystia y llu sydd wedi ymgasglu Ei fod gyda'i briod yn eu serch yn diwad, A llawer i henwr yn eofn lefara, I mi bu'n gymydog, hen gyfaill, a thad." Mae gweled ei wenau yn lloni ein calon, Adgofion melusber a leinw ein col, Pan byddai ein cyfaill, a'r doeth oruch- wyliwr Hyd lwybrau Cilely beth amser yn ol. Ond ha I daeth yr alwad, a thorwyd y rhwymau, I fyn'd i Gaerffili mewn urddas a bn, A'n gado ninau fel plantos amddifad, Yn drwm ein alaeth a chwerw ein cri. Ac heno r'ym ninau yn rhoddi anrhegion, Mown tysteb teimladol yn awen a chan, I'n cyfaill anwylaf a'i briod hawddgaiaf, Mown "coRer," ao awrlais, a phwrs o aur glan; Er bae$> yvr y rhoddion yn wir o'u A'r lltiaws cymwynasau a wnaeth yn y frtti A thra bydd Mynydd Smailog, bydd adgof an daoo» Ala. Sir Forgiuwf at sylfaen 0 lo. Hir oes i ohwi gyfaill, a chlir fyddoch llwybrau, A boed i'ch gwehelyth gain nodded y nef, Ac iechyd i fod i fyd o wasanaeth Yw gwir 'wyllys ein calon, a hefyd ein lief. Mil hawsaoh gwneyd raff o dywod y mor A rhwymo ysgythrog awelon, Cyn byth y diddymir eich gwenau di-gof, cof, EO' Na'ch enw oddiar lechfaen ein calon. Rhodied mewn anrhydedd—oes hir I fyw mewn tangnefedd; Nawdd Duw fo iddo hyd fedd, Ne dawel yn y diwedd. Tonyrefail. OWEN WILLIAMS.
Ferndale. On Thursday and Saturday evenings, the 21st and 23rd ult., the Christ Church Choir gave two excellent performances of the operetta, "The Enchanted Rose." The concerts took place at the Iron Church, Dr. T. Thomas presiding. The choir was very ably conducted by Miss Rose Evans, Ferndale (schoolmistress, Pontygwaith Infants), while Miss Flossie Davies, Ferndale, acted as accompanist. The following took the principal parts: — "King Merry Heart," Mr. E. Davies; Prince Brave Heart," Mr. L. Hannon; Lord Chamberlain," Mr. E. Rose "Phunny" (a jester), Mr. Evan Prosser "Queen" (Truelove), Miss Lily Davies "Princess Charming," Miss Ialy Lloyd II Rosebud" (Fairy Queen), Miss Nellie Åshelford "Spoilall" (Wicked Fairy), Miss Miriam James. The solos by the different parties were well sung, and the manner in which the choruses were sung was a clear indication that the choir had been well trained by Miss Rose Evans. After the operetta, a very interesting character song, entitled John and Co. was gone through. Mrs. Evan Prosser was the lady who wanted to build a house, a beautiful house, and the firm of John and Co. applied for the contract, and were represented by: —" Tiler," Master Emrys Rees; Mason," Master E. Rose Carpenter," Master D. M. Davies; and Painter," Master Hubert Lewis. This character song brought forth roars of laughter and winded in the concert splen- didly. On Monday, the 25th ult., the funeral took place of Mrs. Syms, the wife of Mr. Tom Syms, of 15, Union Street. Deceased, who was 51 years of age, was well-known and greatly liked, having lived in the neighbourhood for a period of about 23 years. She leaves a husband and nine children-five sons and four daughters- most of whom are grown-up. Large num- bers were present at the funeral, and following are the names of the chief mourners:—Messrs. Tom and Wm. Syms; Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher, Blaenllechau; Mr. and Mrs. Neale, Blaenllechau; Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Syms, Tylorstown; Mrs. Rosina Bassett and Mr. John Syms; Messrs. Charles and George Syms; Misses Mary, Cassie May, and Elizabeth Ann Syms; Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Frederick Street; Messrs. David and Wm. Lewis, of Neath and Swansea respectively; Mrs. Williams, Mr. Fred Williams, and Mr. Fred Syms, Abersychan; Mr. Oliver Syms, and Mr. George Bassett. The interment took place at Mardy Cemetery, the Rev. Thompson officiating. On Monday, the 25th ult., the funeral took place of Mr. Richard Evans, 10, Rhondda Terrace. Deceased some eight years ago met with a painful and serious accident, fracturing the spine, which ren- dered him helpless. He was the eldest son of the late ex-sergeant of police, Dd. Evans, whose funeral transpired on the 16th February last, and was the heaviest person in the district, weighing over 24 stone, the coffin and body ma.king a total of seven hundredweight and a half, and being escorted to the Ferndale and Mardy Cemetery by fourteen representa- tives of the force. The deceased, how- ever, followed, up to the time of the acci- dent, the occupation of a collier, and was very frank and friendly in manner. His age was but 43, and he leaves a widow and two children. It is believed his father's death accelerated his own. The funeral was a large and representative one, and the following were the chief mourners present: —Mr. David Evans, Miss Katie Evans, Mr. Thos. Battenbow, Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Mr. Lewis Thomas Evans, Mrs. Kate Rees, Mr. and Mrs. David Evans, Mr. John Evans. Mrs. Morris (Barry), Mr. and Mrs. Riohard Hopkins, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hopkins (Hirwain). The interment took place at the Aberdare Cemetery. The death of Mrs. Catherine Ann Evans, the wife of deceased's brother (Mr. Lewis Thomas Evans), which happened on February 5th last, makes the third in number within the brief period of six weeks. We sin- cerely sympathise with them in their sorrow. That Watch or Clock of yours may require attention, the most reliablejplaee is at Jenkins' High Street, Ferndale. His Workshops are equipped with the Lattst and most Up-to-date rtools & Macninery, and every Watch Repaired is Guaranteed for One Year. 3472
Ystrad-Rhondda. The annual children's concert" in connection with the Bodringallt Church was held on Thursday evening, the 21st ult., when the cantata, Flora's f ancy Bazaar," waa performed by the children of the Band of Hope, under the conduc- torship of Mr. John Isaac. Messrs. Sam John and Willie Harries were the accom- panists. The different characters were represented and their parts rendered by the young friends: -Misses Blodwen Harries, Sarah Rees, Maggie S. Phillips, Ceridwen Morgan, Maud Evans, Margt. A. Morgan, Mary E. Pugh, and Messrs. Elias Whitlock, Myrddin Watkins, Eli Butler, Myrddin Evans, Daniel D. James, D. E. Hughes, and D. H. Harris. The miscellaneous portion of the programme was carried out by Miss Elsie Francis (a promising young pianist), Messrs. D. Davies, Richd. D. Davies, Trevor Watkins (the noted soprano singer), Misses S. T. Thomas, Maggie Hughes, Gwladys Thomas, Gwladys Evans, Sarah A. Davies, Lizzie Bembo, and Hettie Pugh. Also the young friends, Misses Gwladys Hettie Thomas, Matilda M. Hughes, Bessie Davies, Blodwen Harries, Agnes Gravel, and Sarah Reee, dressed in Welsh cos- tume, rendered some Welsh airs, the first of them presiding at the spinning wheel. Active Correspondent for Porth district wanted. Apply in writing, Editor, Rhondda Lsedar," Tonypendy-
Sa/e. Sa/e. H. A. Harman, UMBRELLA MANUFACTURER, 113, Queen Street, Cardiff, Begs to announce his Annual STOCKTAKING SALE For a short time Only, Commencing WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6th. 15 per cent. Discount (3/- in the £ ) off all Umbrellas, Walking Sticks, and Fancy Leather Goods. My Celebrated 10/6 Lady's Silver Handle Umbrella, Fox's Steel Tube Frame, during Sale time, 8/11. A limited number only of this splendid line left. Now is the time to buy Presentation Walking Sticks and Umbrellas mounted in silver or gold GENUINE REDUCTIONS! Largest Stock of these goods iH the Principality. Note the Address— 113, Queen Street, CARDIFF, Near Windsor Place. ^347 fJf The remarkable Presents given to users of Puritan Soap are merely intended to attrad attention to the unique good quality of the soap. ç Puritan Soap contains Olive Oil. It is a soap of toilet quality for house- hold purposes at household price. d. Nest Jones, ♦ Monumental Sculptor, TREALAW. ♦ + Nat. 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