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FUNERAL OF MP J BLANDY1 i JENKINS
FUNERAL OF MP. J. BLANDY 1 i JENKINS. u- REPRESENTATIVE GATHERING OF I ii PUBLIC M. 1 The funeral of the late Mr. X **tody Jen kins, chairman of the Gian*w :i County Council, took place at Uaahamin, at the Chapel-of-Ease for the Parish Church of Llanilid, on Monday. Although amMHinced as "strictly private," there vras a largw-- body of public men in the ceiintv present at the last rites, which were simple, but inafpressive- The coffin was borne oa an oak bier on wheels, which was drawn Vy the folfr>wing ten- ants of the estateMessrs. J. M. Evans, Gwilym David, Evan Jumes, W. G. Jones, Morgan Morgan, Jefckin Mf-gan, John Tho,-r,as, Thos. Thomas, David Thomas, W. Williams, T. Treharne, W. Prichard, Thos. Phillips, and David 'Williams. The estate workmen and the household strfif preceded the cotfm, which was a uiassive ovemaae of plain oak from wood grown on the estate. It had bronze mountings. and bore-, he inscription. John Blandy Jenkins, Died 4th November, 1915 Aged 76 Ytfars. î The iim £ *ee! mdurnef-j were.. Leo- lin Forestier- Walker (son-in-law), Park I House, Cok nel W. P. Blandy 1 (cousin), of Ipswich Captain Drury (brother- in-law) Mr. Vaughan-ar.3, estate agent-, and Messrs. W. R. arid H. J. Randall, solici- tors. The road to the church was lined with vill- agers and -school cliiklren. Inside the church the officiating clergy were Rev. W. T, Jonss, Rector of Llanilid, assisted by the Rev J. T. Langford Sainsbury, Bat-h. a nephew or the deceased, and the Rev. David Phillip, Vicar of Newcastle. The hymn "Abide with me" was sung. The cererawnv at the graveside was very brief and simple, the same clergy officiating. The coffin was lowered into a brick vault lined with moss. Amtmg those present at the graveside were: Colonel "Henry Lewis, Greenmeadow; Alder- man W. H. Matthias, Porth; Mr. 0. H. Jones, Fonmon; Captain W. H. C. Llewellyn, Court Colman, and Mr. John Re-e- Pe-rrcoed, memJififs of the Glamorgan County Council Mr. T. Mansel Franklen, clerk to the Glamor- ga-n County Council; Captain Lionel Lindsay, Chktf "Constable of Glamorgan; Messrs. Geo. Phillips, county surveyor; W. F. Fox, county accountant; Osmond Smith, county land agent; Colonel J. 1. D. NichoH, Merthvr- mawr Captain Rhys Williams, D.S-O., Welsh Guards; Captain Day, Bridgend; Mrs. R. W. Lle
I VALE NOTES t
I VALE NOTES. t (By PELA-GIUS.) Un men -and money the town and disfcrict tfif, Llantwit Major are doing their part 'nobly in this great crisis. Every project that has, been started to help the country has been splendidly supported. Last winter the ladies worked hard to supply comforts; we have taken a sha-re of the work in weJoo-iaimg the: BelgiatiS -who had to flee before the Runs;, and Red Cross work has been taken up with enthusiasm. Not only monetary support has, been given, but in training nurses for the: wounded we have done our part. Upwards •of "30 are already certificated, and we have no; i doubt the • new class now being fomaied willj receive1 the same support as was-a-cotadttS thet previous classes. nil Pela-gius" thanks his friend "Velox" for the tip how to advertise the town, the auc- tioneers, the breeders and feeders of «fcock- The cattle were the admiration of farmers and. butchers they were splendid specimens, but they were bred in Hereford, not Cowbridge. The gallant colonel and his herdsman deserve full credit for the feeding of them. The first batch of the herd was sold at Cowbridge, and' then re-sold at Llantwit at. an enormous profit, so the gallant officer. like the splendid business man he has proved himself to be in all matters, sent his next batch to the Llant- wit'Mart, and thus secured to himself the full value for his stock.
HEOLYCYW AND DISTRICT NOTES
HEOLYCYW AND DISTRICT NOTES (By SILURIAN.) Never before were Heolycyw men and youths so widely severed by river, mount, and sea. Some are at the Dardanelles, a goodly num ber "aomewhere in France," while the great.majority of the 80 odd men are in train- ing in different parts of this country. Second- Lieut. Evans, Tirgwilym, called home last r;,eck on his way to Kinmel Park, where he will be attached for the present to the 3rd i Welsh Regiment, which contains a consider- able number of the officer s old schoolmates.. Private J. Chilcott and Sapper W. Chilcott were home last week from Kinmel Park and Winchester respectively, and on Saturday last we had the pleasure of welcoming home from France for a few days Private John Jones, who has been on French soil since February last. Jones, who was through the South Afri- can WM., has .taken part in much fighting this year, but, happily, he has come through scatheless, and appears quite capable to man- age a good number of Germans yet. Heolv- cyw is now s-iekkmi or never without men in khaki. 11 1 1 Messrs. Joseph Chilcott (brother to the two soldiers named above) and William Roberts joined the Navy last week, and have just left for London. They only make three recruits for the Navy from Hedlvcyw, but we hope the number will soon be greatly increased, and we believe the forthcoming canvass will result in sending many more sailors and soldiers to do their duty for King and! country. Every household in the parish should send one or more to represent it in the great drama which is to decide whether men, women, and child- ren are to live under Might's or Right's I -(^eptre. 11 11 H Here as elsewhere throughout the district a.nd county news of the death of the deser- vedly popular Squire of Llanharxan was re- ceived with deep regret. The deceased gen- tleman owned considerable preporty in this parish, and he never failed to take commend- able interest in the welfare of the parish and parishioners;. He was inaccessible to the machinations of wire pullers, and in that as well as many other respects he was a great asset to local government. 1 H 1 Mr. Brace, Under Secretary for the Home Office, and M.P. for South Glamorgan, writes to a Heolycyw constituent that he has taken steps to commend the views of the opponents of the proposed regulation of Coity Wallia Commons to the Board of Agriculture, and that he will be happy at all times to do all he can to protect and preserve the undoubted rights of his constituents to the privileges they and their ancestors have enjoyed time out of mind without restraint of any kind whatso- ever. Right must prevail though the Heavrns fall, and though the reputations of men who think lightly of justice and fairplry to the poor be marred for ever.
LLOYDS BANK I j | Monlal and Foreign Department: 17, CORNHILL, LONDON, E.C. This Bank has over 830 Offices In II England and Wales, as well as Corres- pondants and Agents throughout the I British Islands and a large number of I Colonial and Foreign Agents. It thus offers all possible banking facilities to its customers, both at home and abroad. Head Office: 71., LOMBARD STREET, E.C. I ——' FRENCH AUXILIARY: LLOYDS BANK (FRANCE) LIMITED. l Ulricas In PARIS, BORDEAUX, BIARRITZ & HAVRE. I
MINIATURE RIFLE SHOOTING NOTES
MINIATURE RIFLE SHOOTING NOTES ] key SHARP-SHOOTER.) i The success of any movement depends in a great measure upon the exertions of its; secretary, given a. good live penman and the battle is half won. Good secretaries like good poets, are born, not made. This description ji-ts Mr. F. T. Arnold, the scribe of the Bridg- end Club, like a glove. If he has not made the Bridgend Club he has at any rate eon- asaolidated its position and brought it to be one of the best managed clubs of the League, IT; ■ evidence thereof, Mr. Arnold vet y proudly: sends me a. copy of his balance-sheet for last ^season, which for the first time s hows the club to be in a sound financial position, with ¡¡¡jlJl outstanding debts paid off, leaving a small balance in hand. For this happy stake tdf things Mr. Arnold sings a Te Deum, and is loud in praise of those generous donors who came to his help, including their president, Colonel Venables Llewellyn, their vice-presi- dents, and their good friend in need, Air. W. W. Phillips (Railway Inn), the man who., with his six guineas, "wiped something off a sforfje" and gave the club a new start in life. I do not see, I am glad to say, that a single penny has been spent on the members, -each one paying his own expenses. Indeed a little profit is made on the ammunition sold to them. The whole income has been wisely spent on the club's upkeep. I congratulate the Club on its healthy positiofi, and they will now be able to carry out some weeded repairs and to complete their outdoor range. The Club is very grateful to its subscribers. Mr. H. N. Spencer presided at the Club's recent annual meeting, Colonel V. "Llew- ellyn, who was re-elected president^ wrote thanking the Club for their patriotic action in throwing open their range to the Glamorgan Yeomanry, and enclosed a three guinea sub- scription. The various friendly matches be- tween the members of the Yeomanry had tended to improve the latter's shooting, and the services of the members (including some noted Bisley shots) as rifle instructors have been appreciated. The roll of members had been increased during the year, and there was yet room for more. Mr. Arnold informs me that some 6,000 members of miniature rifle clubs have joined the colours, and that with 21 members now in khaki Bridgend Club hold the proud position as being top club for the Principality. The Bell medal was won by D. R. James with 296 out of 300 possible, and with 294 W. James won the Lord Roberts medal. Tuesdays and Thursdays have been set apart for practice nights when anyone inter- ested in the movement will be welcomed at the Club's comfortable range. Will winning clubs please send reports df matches early on Monday to Mr. Hy. C. Riley, 45, Suffolk Place, Porthcawl.
I ALTERED BIRTH CERTIFICATE
I ALTERED BIRTH CERTIFICATE. I OGMORE VALE MOTHER FINED. An unusual case came before the Bridg-end Justices on Saturday, when Mary Ann Rogers, University Buildings, Ogmore Vale, was sum- moned for having made use of a false birth cer-; tificate relating to her child Alice. Mr. D. Llewellyn, who prosecuted on the in- structions of the school attendance officer, said defendant was the mother of a girl who had at- tended Tynewydd School, and was born on 3rd October, 1902. She was therefore 13 years of age this.) ear. To get the girl from school de- fendant altered the birth certificate to make it appear that the girl was 14 years of age. The headmistress sent for the girl, but the messen- ger was told that she was 14 years of age, and was not going to school any more. A birth cer- tificate was sent, and this the headmistress kept. Ultimately Mr. T. W. Job, the school attend- ance officer, went to Bridgend and got another certificate, which showed that the girl was only 13 years of age. Miss Bessie Jones, headmistress at Tynewydd Schools, said she was suspicious of the certifi- cate when it was produced to her. It appeared to have been tampered with. Defendant after- wards came to the school and said thp girl was 14 years of age, and wanted the certificate. Wit- nesk told her that she could not give it to her that day. T. W. Job. school attendance officer, gave evi- dence. Defendant said she had two sons in the Darda- nelles. She had had a lot of anxiety lately, and was led to believe that the child was four- teen. She had eight children, and she got puzzled with the ages sometimes. Fined £2, or one month. Defendant said she would go to prison, but afterwards asked for time to pay, which was allowed.
PGNTYCYMMER WEDDING. I Wit.LIAMS-WILLIAMS. I The marriage of Mr. Robert Penry Wil- liams, Albany Road, Pontycymmer, and Miss Keturah Williams, assistant teacher, Ffaldau Gi) is' School, took place on Monday at the Tabernacle, Bridgend. The bride was attired in a travelling costume of navy blue, and wore a hat to match. The bridesmaid-attired in a covert coating costume, with velour hat- was Miss Janet Hill; and Mr. John Williams (brother of the bridegroom) was best man. The bride was given away by Mr. Llewellyn Jones, J.P. The officiating minister was the Hev. David Hughes, Tabernacle, Ponty- cymmer. The presents were numerous and costly. The honeymoon is being spent at Llanwrtyd Wells.
ISSUE OF WARRANTSI
ISSUE OF WARRANTS. I THE FACTS. I At -V, --osteg Council on Tuesday reference I was made to the recent complaint concerning the alleged delay in issuing warrants, and ti.e following letter from Mr. J. W. Hughe., deputy Justices' Clerk, was handed to the I Press for publication :— Justices' Clerk's Office, Town Hall, Bridgend. W. Llewellyn, Esq., J.P., Gorwyl, Ogmore Vale. Dear Sir,—Thank you for sending me a copy of the letter fixjm the Maesteg Collector, also the Clerk's letter, which 1 now beg to return. 1 think the simplest matter would be to put the facts before you. There are two sets of cases. In respect of these two, the first summons was taken out on the 8th December, 1914; the summons was heard, and the order made, on the 19th December, 1914. The Collector knew that no warrant could be issued without a summons under the Emer- gency Regulations. This Emergency sum- mons was applied for by the Collector on the 10th February, and heard on the 20th Feb- ruary, on which date permission was glyen to issue the warrants held back in one case for one month. It was up to the Collector then to apply for the warrant whenever he chose. He did not in fact apply for it until the 23rd June. In the other two cases the original summons v. as taken out on the 10th February, and hea-nl on the "20th February, when the order for payment was made. The Emeregncy summomss was not applied for until the 27th April. It was heard on the 1st May, when permission to issue the warrants was given, to be kept back in one case for 14 days. The application for "the issue of warrants in these two cases also was made on the 23rd June. warrants in all four cases were, in faFt. issued on the 30th July. You will see, therefore, that the. Maes teg collector is either suffering from a very bad memory, or, at any rate, his letter is misleading when he says t'hat the warrants were applied for in Decem- br, and not issued until August. You will note that after the hearing of the summons nearly two months elapsed before the Emer- gency summons was issued, and after the hearing of the Emergency summons nearly four months in one set of cases and two months in the other, were allowed to elapse before the warrants were asked for. I no- tice that n the report of the Maesteg Council proceedings that statement has been made public—that the warrants were applied for in December and not issued until August. I should like to have your permission to make public the facts stated in this letter, which, of course, you may desire to send on to the Maesteg Council.—Yours faithfully, J. WALTER HUGHES. J
MAESTEG. '1 SALE.-At the "hite Lion Hotel, Maesteg, on November 9th Mr. George Thomas offered a number of business premises and dw-ellings at Maesteg, N antyfiyllon, and Garth. The shop, etc., No. 9 Commercial Street, Maes- teg, leased for 21 years from May 15, 191L at £ 50 per annum, and held for 99 years from September 29. 1886, at the ground rental of 1,5 15s. 6d., was sold at L920 to Mr. J. Lewis, Tonypandy, who also secured Nos. 10 and 11 Commercial Street, leased for 28ars from August 15, 1909, at f;77 10s. per annum, with stable let at L6 10s., held for 99 years from September, 1886, at the ground rental or £ 3 15s.. for £ 1.209. No. 3 Grove Street, Nantyffvllon, let at 25s. per lunaTIDPrrth, and held for 60 years from December 25 at the ground rental of 9s. 4-Id., was sold fr £97 10s. to Mr. Rees Williams, Com- mercial Street, Maesteg. No. 22 King's Terrace, Nantyffvllon, let at 23s. per lunar month, held for 99 years from September 29, 1902, ground rent 16s. lid., was sola for =1155 to Mr. David Jones, 17 Humphrey Street, Nantyffyllon. Nos. 25 and 26 Court Street, Maesteg, let at rentals 6i 30s. per lunar month respectively, held fe-r 99 years from March 25, 1909, ground rent 1:1 10s. per house, were sold, No. 25 at £ 227 10s., and No. 25 at t232 10s. to Mr. David Thomas, Meadow Street, Maesteg. No. 3 Upper Street, Maesteg, let at a rental of Ll 14s. per lunar month, held for 99 years from September 29, 1909, ground rent :30s., was sold at £245 to Mr. J. R. Thomas. Her- mon Street, Caerau, Maesteg. No. 14 Alfred Street, Maesteg, rental of 24s. per lunar month, held for 99 years from March 28, 1871, ground rent 19s., was withdrawn at £ 180. No. 47 Llwydarth Road, Maesteg, let at 30s. per lunar month, held for 99 year-s from July 1, 1908, ground rent-L2 2s.;6d., was withdrawn at P-200. The solici-, tors for the vendors were Mr. R. Scale, Maes- t-eg; Mr. J. R. Snape, Maesteg; Mr. J. R. Morgan, Maesteg; Mr. J. Tudor Rees, Cai, diff, nd Messrs. J. Jones Pughe and Davey, Pontypridd.—Mr. George Thomas also offered three dwelling-houses 1, 2 and 3 Maesteg Road, Llangynwyd, producing an aggregate rental of £ 47 9s. per annum, held for 99 years from March 25, 1906, at an apportioned yearly ground rent of £ 4 5s. No. 2 was sold at .£160 to Mr. Geo. Reed, Bridgend Road, Maesteg, and No. 3 withdrawn at £135. No. 29, Maesteg Road, Garth, Maesteg, let at a monthly rental of 24s., held for 99 years from March 25th, 1908, ground rent Cl, was with- drawn, Mr. A. King Davies, Maesteg, and Alderman E. E. Davies, Maesteg, were the solicitors.
I GARTH. I AMBULANCE BRIGADE.—The annual dinner in connection with the Garth-Maesteg Ambulance Brigade was held on Saturday last. After the removal of the cloth, a good programme was gone through. Mr. John Jenkins, Garth, presided. The contri- utors were Mr. Harold Owen, Mr. Edwin J. Thomas, Mr. T. Davies, Mr. Gomer Thomas. and Mr. Gomer Davies. At this stage, the Chairman presented Dr. Bell Thomas, teacher of the Brigade, with a suitable memento. Addresses were given by Dr. W. Kirkby, Mr. Herbert Allen, and other members of the Brigade.
BRYNNA. I FATAL ACCIDENT.-—On Monday after- noon, Mr. Jenkin Williams, of Brynna, met with a fatal accident while following his oc- cupation as a collier at the Meiros Colliery. It is probable that Williams was "holing" and was possibly lying full length on the ground when a "fall" took place. The fall- ing coal completely buried the poor man and it took quite a. quarter of an hour to extricate him. In order to get at the body, the mass of coal, estimated to weigh between one and two tons, had to be broken. Death, of course, was instantaneous. Deceased leaves a widow and four children.
Mr. Archibald Richard Buckley, son of the late Mr. William Buckley, Bridgend, and an old Bridgend County School boy, has passed his final examination for captain in the Mer- cantile marine. He has now taken a com- mission in the Navy.
Peeps at Porihcawl i
Peeps at Porihcawl i By MARINER. Another display of fireworks illuminated the Council Chamber on Friday. There were squibs, rockets of all kinds, cannons, and Catherine wheels. And there was some ex- citement. The accused faced his accusers, and I am told, did not baulk the question, but gave vent to the feelings that the unfair attack made on him in his absence had aroused. There was some plain speaking, some hard hitting, and when the gong went honours rested with the accused. It was "gloves off" all the time, and in the end the one who was out of the ring before, won en points. It was suggested that peace might be declared, and there was some indication that the proposal would be accepted, but the fairest way oi settling the dispute would have been for the charges against the accused member to be withdrawn. Tkat wouJd have been the most manly thing to have done. But now that the suggestion has befell made, may I suggest that the Council as a whole should take up a more courteous attitude to each other, and share the credit, for things done? There 'hts been too much of the per- sonal element about, and it is time, for the sake of the Council and for the sake of the towss, that it was got rid of. No man on the Council can claim with justice to have done all that has been done. The whole Council has shared in the efforts to improve the position of Porthcawl both financially and as a health resort. Let the outlook be; broadened, and things will go on swimmingly, but when I find that one member has done good work, and is not paid the compliment 1 of doing it, then I must in fairness have s little to say. I I. Mr. T. Eihwood Deere, J. P., has receives! a letter from Sergeant C. Alack, of the JSfeerer Company, 2nd Battalion Welsh Reginmit, with regard to the gift of the Fnrber ambu- lances presented by the Council and inhabi- tants of Porthcawl. The writer says--—MThe speed with which our wounded lads wre re- moved from the open field during the great advance m September was a source
I A PORTHCAWL CLERGYMANI
I A PORTHCAWL CLERGYMAN. I PRESENTATION TO REV. D. J. ARTHUR. Churchfolk and Nonconformists attended the meeting at the Central Restaurant, Porthcawl, on Thursday last, called for the purpose of making a presentation to the Rev. D. J. Arthur, formerly curate at Porthcawl, now Vicar of Pyle, and to Mrs. Arthur. The gifts were a cheque for £ 50 and a solid silver tray. Mr. T. E. Deere, J.P., chairman of Porthcawl U.D. Council, presided, and was supported by the rev. gentleman and his wife, the Rev. T. Holmes Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Wyndham Jenkins, and Mr. George Knott and Mr. Rees Rees (churchwardens at Pyle), and Mr. W. D. Lodge and Mr. J. Elias (churchwardens f the Paxish Church, Porth- cawl). A musical programme was first carried out, the contributors being members of the 23rd (Pioneer) Batt., Welsh Regiment. After re- freshments had been provided, Mr. Wyndham Jenkins, in a felicitous speech, presented the cheque to the Rev. D. J. Arthur, and referred to the good feeling ex- isting between the rev. gentleman and all classes in Porthcawl. His broad-mindedness, out-spokenness, and manly ways appealed to them, and they held him in the highest re- gard.. Mrs. Jenkins handed the silver tray to Mrs Arthur, and the Rev. D. J. Arthur, in a humorous speech, returned thanks, alluding to the fact that he was only going to the suburbs of Porthcawl. (Laughter.) What- ever Mr. Lodge said, Porthcawl folk could not get out of Porthcawl without the consent of Pyle. (Laughter.) The Rev. T. Holmes Morgan proposed a vote of thanks to the Chairman, which was second-ed by Mr. G. Knott and carried.
The death is announced of Mrs. Burnell, Craigeme, Mary Street, Porthcawl, the wife of Mr. William Burnell. She was a native of Porthcawl, being a daughter of the late Mr. Morris Power.
a. sims id a Vies (Late with Mr. Henry Laviers), I Ik THIS WEEK showing the VERY NEWEST in LADIES' COATS, COSTUMES & FURS SPECIAL LINES: Each Nap Coats in Navy Saxe, Grey, Brown & Purple 21/11 Ladies' Costumes in Navy Serge, Tweeds, etc. 21/11 And 23/11 1 Black Hare and Coney Muffs and Furs from 3/11 each ￼ ￼ J. 51 MS DAVIES THE LADY'S REALM, 17, COMMERCIAL STREET, MAESTEG
CAERAU. I CONCERT.—On Wednesday last week a grand concert was given by the Caerau Male Voice Choir at Herman C.M. Chapel (kindly lent for the occasion). The following artistes supported the choir :prano, Madame Bessie Richards, Maesteg; contralto, Miss M. Olwen Thomas, Maesteg; tenor, Mr. T. Lgryn Humphries, this year's winner at the National Eisteddfod; bass, Mr. David R. Davies, Glvncorrwg. The building was well filled with a most appreciative audience, and there was excellent singing by choir and ar- tistes. The choir, under the baton of Mr. Lewis R. Griffiths, chose choruses which were well-known and popular, and earned splendid commendation for each item. The artistes were in excellent voice, and their efforts were loudly applauded, and occasionally the audi- ence was raised to a high degree of enthusi- asm. Madame Richards sang "Dear Home- land," and "Up with the Standard of Eng- land," a patriotic song for which she was en- cored. Miss M. Olwcn Thomas contributed "My Ships," and "Lwli Hur," and was well appreciated. Mr. Humphries, the tenor, paid his first visit to this valley, but his re- putation bad preceded him, and the great things expected of him were fully realised, and the audience were thrilled by his singing of "Golwad y Tywysog," and "Nirvana." He was encored for each song, and gave "Hunting the Hare," and "Rally Call" in re- turn. The soprano and contralto sang a duet, "Over the Hawthorn Hedge," and the tenor and Lass gave Cvmru'n Barod." Two elocutionary items were also given by Messrs. D. L. Edwards (who recited "Y Bradwr") and James Jones (who gave "Y Titanic"). Mr. Davies. the bass, was in good form, and gave splendid rendering of The Inchcape Bell," and The Mighty Deep." Miss Blodwen Morgan made an excellent accompanist. Mr. David Evans was the chairman, and spoke some appropriate words concerning the pre- sent European crisis.
KENFIG HILL I
KENFIG HILL. OBITUARY.—We regret to announce the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Jane John, wife of Mr. Robert John, which took place, at Bryn Haul, Gwaunbant Road, on Thursday last week, at the early age of 36 years. She leaves a widower and four young children. Mrs. John was of a very quiet disposition and very much respected by all who knew her. The deceased had been a faithful member at the Presbyterian Chapel for a number of years and was much esteemed throughout the neigh- bourhood. On Monday afternoon the funeral took place, when a large concourse of people assembled to pay their last tribute of respect, and although the distance to Maudlam Church is over two miles, there were present about 500, who walked in orderly procession in front of the cortege. Several beautiful wreaths were sent by admirers of the departed. The Rev. D. Teify Davies read a portion of Scrip- ture at the house and prayed, after which those present sang Yn y dyfroedd mawr a'r tonau." The Revs. D. Williams (Elim) and T. M. Williams (Pisgah) were present. The Rev. Harrison, assistant curate, Porth- cawl, officiated at the churchyard. The well-known hymn, "Bydd myrdd o rhy- feddodau," was pathetically sung at the graveside, under the able leadership of Mr. T. D. Williams. Great sympathy is felt for the widower, the children, Mrs. Jenkins (mother of deceased), and the other rela- tives, in their sad bereavement. 40
PENCOED. DEATH.—The death took place at Maes- gwyn on Sunday morning of Miss Annie Wil- liams. Miss Williams had made her home for a large number of years with her uncle .and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Howells, Maes- gwyn. The acute illness that seized her car- ried her away in four days. Miss Williams was a member of the Bridgend and district School Managers committee for evening and technical classes. THE LATE MR, DAN EVANS.-The funeral of the late Mr. Dan Evans, manager of the South Rhondda Colliery, took place on Monday. The service at the house was conducted by the Revs. David Da vies and T. G. Jenkins, Llwvnpia. The large and repre- sentative character of the cortege was in itself a tribute to Mr. Evans' memory. The service a.t Penuel Baptist Chapel was conducted by the pastor of the church (Rev. David Davies). Addresses were delivered by the Revs. T. G. Jenkins (Llwynpia), Richards (Llandaff), North and D. W. Howell (Pencoed). The Rev. D. Davies officiated at the graveside. The chief mourners were Mrs. Evans (widow), Miss Evans (daughter), Mr. W. Evans (bro- ther), Porthcawl; Mrs. W. Evans and Miss Evans, Mr. Gomer Evans, Porthcawl (bro- ther), and Mrs. Gomer Evans, Mr. J. R. Evans, Whitchurch (brother), and Mrs. J. R. Evans, Miss Evans, Whitchurch (sister), Mr. Thomas, Williamstown (nophpw), Mr. White- head, Bristol (nephew), Mr. Joshua Evans, Pyle (nephew), Mr. Hugh Evans, Pyle (nep- hew), Mrs. Alfred Evans, Tonypandy (sister- in-law), Miss Evans (niece), Messrs. John Morris. Edward Randle, Benjamin Davies, Thos. Leyshon Davies, John Jones, John Lloyd. Thos. Davies. Thos. Richards (Aberyst- wyth Hoiifce), John Evans, schoolmaster (Ton Ystrad).
PONTYCYMMHk. ( CONFIRMATION.—The annual confirma- tion service was held at St. Theodore's Church on All Saints'' Day, when the Lord Bishop of Llandaff confirmed 30 candidates, and also preached an eloquent sermon to the large congregation present. BETHEL Y.P.—The young people of Bethel Church met on Sunday evening at the invita- tion of the pastor (Rev. D. Mardy Davies). It was decided to form a committee in order to keep in touch with, and also send comforts, to the members and adherents who have joined the forces. The following were elected thereon:—Mrs. Wheeler, Misses B. Pearce, J. Morgan, E. Jones, L. Isaac, S. Williams and Messrs. J. D. Owen, Dd. Davies, T. A. Jones, D. R. Jones, Edwin Jones, M. Vaughan and Job Fox. GARW MALE VOICE PARTY.—At the party practice on Sunday last a vote of con- dolence was passed with the relatives of the late Mr. Blandy Jenkins, C.C. He was their president, and for many years he was a patron and vice-president. At the concert held on Sunday of last week (in aid of local relief) at the Hippodrome, Pontycymmer, the following items were omitted in the account: Two ren- derings by the Party (under the conductorship of Mr. J. Butler), also a baritone solo by Mr. W. Bowen (treasurer). The organising secre- tary was Mr. W. J. Davies, of B1 a en garw, who is to be commended on the excellent results. TABERNACLE Y:P.S.-At the Tabernacle Chapel on Wednesday of last week, under the auspices of the Young People's Society, an excellent competitive meeting was held. Mr. David Davies presided. The winners were as f ollbws: --Children's recitation: 1, Miss Annie M. John; 2, Miss Gwyneth Lewis; 3, Miss Margaret Williams; girl's solo: 1, Miss Olwen Richards; 2, Miss Kate John open recitation: 1, Miss Olwen Smith 2, Miss Phcebe Thomas; 3, Miss Kate John; champion solo: 1, Miss May Hill; 2, Miss Anna J. Bevan; impromptu speech: Mr. D. S. John; chief choral: Rhymney (conductoress, Miss Eynon). The adjudicators were Messrs. T. C. Jenkins and John Evans, the accompanist being Miss Bessie Rogers. ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH —The first of a series of readings was held in the vestry on Monday. The prizes, many of which were generously refunded, were awarded to the following :-Open recitation, for children under 12 years: Agnes Healey; consolation prizes awarded to Mary Polmeer and Willie Harries. Open Solo, for children under 16: Willie Thomas; consolation prizes to Lilian May Evans and Mary Polmeer. Open Recitation (ages 13 to 16): Jane Annie Polmeer. Open duet for adults: 1, divided be- tween Mrs. R. Price and Mrs. Sparks; 2, divided between Messrs. Sparks and Ben Jones. Impromptu speech, subject "Noth-I ing" Mr. Ebenezer James. Solo for adults: Prize divided between Mrs. Llewellyn and Miss Gladys Rees. Chief choral competition: Mount Zion Party. Apple devouring: Willie Harries and Mr. Bert Apsey. Special thanks are due to the competitors from Mount Zion, Blaengarw, who added very substantially to the success of the evening also to the adjudi- cators, Mr. J. R. Jones, Miss F. M. Thomas, and Mr. W. Farmer, who very capably judged the musical items, recitations and speeches, and apple devouring respectively.
BLAENGARW. j BETHAXIA M.I.S.The Society held its weekly meeting on Thursday evening of last week at Bethania vestry. Rev. Wm. Thomas (pastor) presided. A recitation was given by Miss Maggie May Howells and a solo by Miss Gertrude Bateman. An instructive paper, entitled, "Wales and her unity with England in political subjects," by Mr. Daniel Howells, Pretoria Street, was also read. Mr. Richard, Jones proposed a vote of thanks to the speaker, and Mr. William John seconded. CONCERT.—At the Cinema, Blaengarw, on Sunday last an excellent concert was given in aid of the Blaengarw St. John Ambulance Band. Through the unavoida ble absence of Mr. F. John the chair was occupied by Mr. C. R. Heycock. The following programme was gone throughSelection by the Band (under the conductorship of Mr. H. L. Lewis); tenor solo, Mr. J. Morris: recitation, Miss Rose M. Owen; song, the Blaengarw Ladies Choir (under the conductorship of Mr. T. H. Davies); piccolo solo, Drum-Major Charlie Davies: ba.ritone solo, Mr. Richard Vaughan; The Soldiers' Chorus, Blaengarw Ladies Choir; duet, Messrs. R. Vaughan and .J. Morris; finale, selection by the Band. The accompanists were Messrs. G. H. Sparkes and Br in ley Richards, Blaengarw. There being a crowded house a substantial amount was realised. I
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EWENNY 1 ENTERTAINING THE SOLDIERS.-A most enjoyable evening was spent by the I wounded soldiers staying in the Red Cross Hospital at the Tithe Barn Room, kindly lent by Col. Turbervill. The people of Ewenny and Corntown entertained them right royally in the way of refreshments.
NANTYMOEL MISSION TEA.—The women's branch id connection with foreign mission work attached to Dinam Welsh C.M. Church held one of its periodical teas, to replenish the funds of the C.M. Foreign Mission, on Wednesday evening of last week. It was well patronised, and a creditable sum was secured. The officers of the branch for this year Are as follows:—Pre- sident, Mrs. Thomas Roberts; treasurer, Mrs. J. R. Evans; secretary, Miss Winnie Edwards. HOPE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.— An organ recital was held at Hope on Wednes- day evening last week, when Mr. Thos. D. Jones, of Sketty, presided at the organ, as- sisted by the following artistes: -,Nladame Thomas-Mills, Miss C. Roach, Messrs. John Edwards, D. J. Harris, and D. J. Thomas; elocutionist, Miss Dillys Lloyd. The artistes were well received, and they all did well. The Rev. T. Hirwain Jenkins proposed the usual vote of thanks to all who had taken part. Mr. Joseph Abel, under-manager, Wyndham Colliery, was chairman. FUNERAL.—Last week we announced the death of )1rs. Lewis, 17 Waenwen. On Wednesday the funeral took place. A large concourse of people came together to pay a last tribute of respect. The burial rites were performed by Revs. M. W. Mollin (her pastor) and M. J. Mills. A memorial service was held at Horeb Chapel last Sunday evening. The mourners were:—Mr. W. Lewis (widower); Mr. Thomas Thomas (brother); Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Williams and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thomas (sons-in-law and daugh- ters) Mr. W. T. Lewis (son); Mr. John Allen (brother-in-law); Mr. Tom Allen, Ammanford (nephew); Mr. and Mrs. D. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Alec. Jones, Mr. James Allen, Blaen- garw; Mrs. M. Stephens, Mr. and Mrs. Dan-el, Allen, Mr. Morris Allen, Miss G. low-is, Cvdweli; Mr. Robert Allen, Mr. Bert Allen,. Mr. Sam Row, Mr. J. Lewis, Ogmore Vale; Mr. and Mrs. Beard, Swansea. Wreaths were' sent by the sisters of Horeb Chapel and by I various members of the family. The son, Private J. W. Lewis, attached to the South Wales Borderers, has been at the front for the past 11 months, and failed to get leave to. attend the funeral. Another son, Mr. Lewis Lewis, is resident in Nevada. OBITUARY.—We regret to record the- death of Mr. Robert Jones, 15 Pembroke Ter- race, at the early age of 32 years. He had enlisted, but his health failed him about nine months ago, and gradually he grew weaker, and died on Wednesday of last week. He- leaves a widow with four young children.— The funeral took place last Saturday, and the following ministers took part in the buriaJt service:—Revs. S. E. Prythereh (his past-or),. M. J. Mills, R. T. Gregory, G. Jenkins, and T. H. Jenkins. On the same day the death of Mrs. David R ees, 11 Pembroke Terrace, took place. at the ripe age of 76 years. She hailed originally from Montgomeryshire, and had been resident in this neighbourhood for over 40 years. She had been ailing for months. She was a respected member of Dinam Church, and on Monday last a large- number of friends came together to her burial at Blaenogwy Cemetery. The follow- ing ministers took part in the service: Revs. S. E. Prythereh (the pastor), M. J. Mills, and Glanmor Jenkins. The following were the chief mourners:—Mr. David Rees (widower); Messrs. Edward Jones and Thomas Jones, Montgomeryshire (brothers); Margaret Mor- gr.n and Martha Jones, Montgomeryshire- (sisters) Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jones (son- in-law and daughter); Mr. and Mrs. Henry Davies (son and daughter-in-law); Mr. and' Mrs. Lewis Morgan Kitty and W. D. Jones, Messrs. Abner Morgan, John L. Jones. Thos, M. Jones, and Henry R. Jones (grand- children) Mr. Thomas Jones, Cardiff (nephew); Mr. Evan Jones, Mont. (nephew) j Mrs. Richards, Cardiff, and Mrs. Webb, Llan- dovery (nieces); Messrs. Thos. Hughes, Tony- pandy, and John Hughes, Ystrad (nephews).
HEOLYCYW. ow AINON.—This church held their special: and harvest thanksgiving services on Tuesday and Wednesday, when the Rev. B. Howell, Aber- ynon, and Rev. W. Saunders, Pontycymmer, de- livered eloquent sermons to crowded congrega- tions. The singing of the harvest anthem by the choir, entitled, Thy barns shall be filled' with plenty" (Simper), was greatly appreciated. The congregational singing was most effective throughout. On Sunday evening the scholars of the above school held their quarterly meeting, when solos and recitations were given by the fol- lowing :—Beatrice John, Beatrice Mustow, Cissie Lewis, Graham John, May Dunn, Miss Richards, Mr. Palfreyman's class of boys and girls, Miss- Olwen Pearse, Mr. Evan Samuel, Miss S. J. Lewis, and Mr. Geo. Harries. There was an ex- cellent programme. -0
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