Mr. Daniel Evans (Eos Dar) 1915

The interment of the late Mr. Daniel Evans (Eos Dar) took place at Mardy Cemetery on Saturday in the presence of a large gathering of Eisteddfodwr and well-known public men from all parts of the Principality. The cortege was met on its arrival at Mardy Railway Station by the r5ilouh Congregational Choir, at which church deceased once filled the office of deacon and precentor. A large number of miners who had walked over the hills from the Aberdare and Rhondda Valleys also joined in the procession.

The chief mourners included: Mrs. Evans, widow; County Councillor D. C. Evans, J.P., Trealaw; Mr. Dan Evans, Tylorstown; Mr. D. J. Evans, Tylorstown, and Mr. James Evans, brothers; Mr. and Mrs. Parfitt, daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Richards, daughter and son-in-law; Miss Blodwen Evans and Mrs. Lewis, Tonypandy, daughters; Mr. W. Emrys Evans, Ynysybwl, nephew; Mr. Taylor, Merthyr, brother-in-law, and Mr. Powell, Cefn, son-in-law.

The sympathisers present included: Councillor W. Lewis, Pendarren; Mr. Thomas Williams (Brynfab), Pontypridd; Professor R. Howell and Mr. W. J. Evans, Aberdare; Mr. Tom Davies (harpist), Cwjnaman, and Mr. John Lake, Aberaman.

The service at the graveside was very impressive. Addressee was given by Dyfed and the Rev. Jacob Jones, followed with prayer by the Rev. J. Hope Evans. The Archdruid referred to his long connection with Eos Dar, who, he said, gave his life to music. He was the greatest and most charming penillion singer they had known, and his death had caused a gap which it would be very difficult to fill. The proceedings concluded with a short Masonic ceremony.

At the meeting of the Mountain Ash District Council on Tuesday the chair- man, Mr. Griffith Evans, J.P., moved a vote of condolence with Councillor James Evans, Ynysybwl, a brother to the late Eos Dar. Mr. Griffith Evans remarked that Eos Dar was well known throughout Wales, especially in music circles.

Mr. Thomas Jones, J.P., seconded, and added that he had known the late Eos Dar for a number of years. He was a man who was respected by all.

Mr. David Rogers supported, and observed that they all felt for Mr. James Evans on the death of his brother. As for Eos Dar he (Mr. Rogers) knew him well. He came into contact with him many years ago soon after he (Mr. Rogers) came to Glamorgan, and he found in the late Eos Dar a real friend, who was prepared to help a stranger and give every advice. It was very sad to think that they should never see his face again.

Mr. G. H. Hall further supported, and said that the workmen of Mardy had every respect for the late Eos Dar. The motion was carried, all the members rising to their feet.