Thursday, March 6th 1913.. This is a photo of Mr. Alfred Hollins, the world-renowned blind organist of Edinboro', who is giving a Recital at the above chapel on March (5th. This is the iirst visit of a really great organist to Aberdare, and the friends at Bethania are to be greatly compliment- ed on their enterprise. Mr. Hollins has given recitals in all the chief towns of Austral- ia, South Africa and America, as well as the British Isles. Appended are some press notices of his Australian and South African tours. "Australian Star," Sydney, says:—"The great player who is now 'showing off' the largest organ in the world is a man of splendid surprises. That is to say, his taJent soars above the printed items on his pro- gramme. To do this an organ- ist mllst have the 'bump' of invention and improvisation largely developed. At his opening recital on Saturday night, Mr Alfred Hollins stag- gered all the organists who were present by the boldness and brilliance which character- ised his artistic elaboration of the simple 'Annie Laurie' theme which was set him on the big instrument by Mr. Arthur Mason. Last night, in .LL -l" _1_c MR. ALFRED HOLLINS. tne presence or an auuience m 4,000 (including M. Paderewski), Mr. Hollins again made the improvisation the finest feature of the recital." "Cape Town Argus," S. Africa, says: "Never perhaps has a larger audience gathered in this building, and several hundreds failed to gain admission. Great enthusiasm prevailed from he- ginning to end, and Air. Hollins had to respond to the demands of his hear- ers again and again. This brilliant musician has opened the eyes of many people here as to the possibilities of the organ few organists have so splendid a command over their instrument as he. To executive powers most unusual he adds an intenseness of sympathy, and a delicate musical perception, which combine to place him in the front rank of living organists. The vast audience was electrified." This is enough we believe to show that Aberdare and district music-lovers are in for a rich musical treat.
TRECYNON. HUNDREDS testify to the efficacy of Emrys Evans' Cough-Ease for coughs, ooIds, asthma, bronchitis, etc. One dose relieves. It is wonderful. SILOH. — On Sunday the Rev. J. Sul- gwyn Davies, pastor of Siloh Congrega- tional Church, administered the ordin- ance of baptism to a little girl named Jane Jones, the child of Mr and Mrs Willie Jones, Clive Place. There were present representatives of four generations, viz.: the little one, her mother, her grandmother, Mrs Jane Williams, and her great-grandmother, Mrs Elizabeth Davies, 37, Llewelyn Street, widow of the late Mr John Davies, a deacon at Siloh. Besides, the child's father, grandfather, and great- grandfather were also present. At the same meeting four new church members were admitted. WEDDING. On Saturday at Siloa Chapel, Aberdare, Miss Alice Llewelyn, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs David Llewelyn, 30, Belle Vue Street, was united in matrimony to Mr Ilecs Jones, 1, Rose Row, Cwmbaoh. Miss Hannah Llewelyn, the bride's sister, acted as bridesmaid, and the best man was Mr William Jones, the groom's brother. Mr Johnny Llewelyn was present, and also Mr Rhys Jones, Belle Vue; and Mr D. J. Williams, Cwmbach. The bride's pastor, the Rev. J. Sulgwyu Davies, Siloh, officiated. After partaking of the wedding breakfast at 30, Belle Vue Street, the wedded pair left, amid the good wishes of their parents, to spend the honeymoon in Swansea.
ABERDARE. UNRIV ALLED.-The Smart Up-to-date suits from 19s. 6d. obtained at J. A. Evans's, the Noted Hat Shop, Top of Canon Street, are the talk of the Aber- dare Valley. PULPIT. The Rev. T. J. Pritchard, circuit minister, occupied the pulpit of (Seion (W.) Church on Sunday evening last. The rev. gentleman took as his text Matthew xvi. 13. LENTEN. At St. Elvan's Church on Friday evening the special Lenten preacher was the Rev. Edward Davies, M.A., vicar of Aberavon. Mr Davies was one time a student at St. Michael's •College, Aberdare, and his old friends were pleased to see him. There was a large congregation. I.O.G.T. The Pride of Aberdare Lodge met on Wednesday, February 19th. at Seion Schoolroom. The meet- ing was opened by Bro. W. H. King, .and was conducted by Sister Nicks and Mother Shepherd, who spoke on Tem- perance. A few band selections were rendered by comrades from the Salvation Army Band. The Lodge choir also sang. A solo was given by Mr Russell, of the Salvation Army Band. SEION M.T.S. — This society held an Eisteddfod on Monday evening. The Rev. T. J. Pritchard presided. The ad- judicator was Mr Henry Lloyd (Ab Hevin). Accompanist, Mr Tom Lewis. The following were Silece-ISful: -solo for children, Bethel," Gertie Jones; spelling, Katie Lewis; ear test, Gertie Jones; impromptu speech, Mr J. l, Jones. The secretary was Mr J- E. Jones.. ST. ELVAN'S. — At this church on Sunday morning the Benedicite was sung- to a setting by Champney and Stainer, and the Benedictus to Wood- ward in E flat. The Rev. D. J. ltow- land, B.A., preached. At the evening service the Canticles were sung to Stainer in F. The Rev. \V. E. Davies, B.A., officiated, and the Viear preached. At the conclusion of the service the "Miserere" was sung. „ TEMPERANCE. The Aberdare Band of Hope and Temperance Union have secured the services of the re- nowned Temperance advocate, Mr \V. H. Wvngate Miller (Western Temper- ance League), Plymouth, for a -ten davs' mission from March 29th to April ,8th inclusive. The missioner has ex- cellent credentials. He has prpvioU!;ly 'jwen missioneT for the Baptist Total Abstinence Leagues, and has preached and lectured in London and the most important provincial centres. So a great treat is in store for those who the meetings, of which due notice will be given in our advertising roiiinm, COMPETITIVE. — On I uesdav a competitive meeting was held at •oar Vestrv under the presidency ot Mr -loini Iiees (Glan Cvnon). The adjudicators were: Singing, Mr vid,}>lul\T1>s dare; recitations, etc., Mr -I. '.a r Williams. Accompanist Mr w. Lewis. Solo for children under 16. divided between Marian '1'. Gray and Ceinwen Evans; consolation prizes being awarded to Tom Forey and Katie Forey; naming places, Marian V. Ora> translating, James Hughes. Aberaman: open solo (male), Cwymp Llewelyn. Rees George, Aberaman; open solo (female), O'r Niwl J.r Nef Mrs Abel; open recitation, divided between Alice Maud James and Madge Wil- liams, Aberaman; choral, Pem- broke," Mr W. John Jenkins' choir. The secretarial work was carried out by Mr Joseph 0. Rees BAND OF HOPE. The Band of Hope attached to Highland Place Uni- tarian Church gave all excellent enter- tainment or Thursday evening to a full house. Mr F. W. Hall presiding. The programme opened with a splendid pianoforte overture by Gwyn Howells, Abernant Road, son of Professor R. Howells. A number of little girls then sang a gipsy chorus very nicelv. A sketch, entitled The .\uctionf'cr,'Y was presented, the following taking the chief l'O'u,: Auctioneer, Willie Watkins; assistant, Emrys Evans; clerk, Willie Baugh. Song and chorus, Miss Lalla Davies and choir; selections from "The Bohemian Girl," by Mrs W. R. Evans and choir; Sweet and Low," the Choir. Then came the chief event of the evening, a sketch representing a trial scene in a police-court. This was exceedingly well done, the characters being as follows:—Solicitors, Howell Watkins and Horace Tucker; Clerk, Stanley Evans; Officer, Eddie Jones; Magistrates, Messrs J. L. Thomas, ldris Jones, and D. L. Evans; Witness, Harold Tucker. The ladies' choir gave two selections, After the Rain and Nature's Slumber Song," and Miss A. G. George sang a solo. Mr Dan Davies, L.T.S.C., was the trainer and con- ductor, and Miss S. George acted as accompanist throughout The proceed- ings terminated with another sketch, The Nonsense School." The secretar- ial duties were performed by Mr J. L. Thomas, and Miss A. G. George was the treasurer. TABERNACLE. — And who will be able to harm you if you show yourselves zealous for that which is good" (I. Peter iii. 13) were the words which the Rev. J. M. Jones adopted as the text of his sermon on Sunday evening at Tab- ernacle. The Christian Church, re- marked Mr Jones, had been attacked in every strenuous age since its inception. It was not only the Christian religion, church, and Bible that had been assailed during the last 20 years or so, but every organisation and every profession. Even Royalty and the arist roc racy had been asked to justify their existence, The landlords, the captains of industry, and also the Trades Unions were called to the bar of public judgment. We should not be too impatient of these judgments, even when they touched us on sore spots. The defence of every institution must be a reasoned and clear one. There was a clear right to challenge the existence of every in- stitution and question its right to live and its claim for support. The past usefulness of any organisation did not constitute a claim for its continuance. It might have outlived its usefulness, and, therefore, should cease to be. No institution had the right to evade the test of utility. Could the workers of this country get on without their Trades Unions or not? A few Bwllfa or P.D. colliers might exist as parasites on the fruits of the labour of others, but that did not prove that the workmen as a body could live independently of their Union. A few individuals might also live respectably outside the nale of the church, but the people as a whole could not do without the Christian Church. TRINITY. — On Thursday the annual meeting of Trinity English C.M. Church was held, the Rev. J. Lewis Jenkins, pastor, presiding. After the surplus of the recent sale of work had been dis- posed of tea was partaken of. It was served by the ladies of the church under the supervision of Mrs M. W. David. Afterwards the report for the year was given by Mr T. Nicholas, the hard-work- itig secretary of the church. The re- j port was very gratifying, and showe-d that the year had been most successful, I financially and otherwise. The recent sale of work had realised over £ 200. The last anniversary services had been most successful, the collections reaching a record figure. The president gave a very interesting address dealing with the work of the church in general. Mr Eddy, as secretary of the Band of Hope, and Ir W. T. as superintendent of the Sunday School, gave encouraging addresses. In the absence of Mr W. D. Morris Mr Lewis Evans spoke on the work done in connection with the chil- dren's lantern services. Miss Giles, treasurer of the Sale of Work, gave a report of that event. Ml's K. H. Miles spoke Oil behalf of the Dorcas Society. Further addresses were given by Airs Lloyd, Messrs John Giles, Daniel Jones, H. H. Miles, A neurin Jones, G. Parr, and S. Harris. Thanks to the ladies who had worked so well in connection with the sale of work was proposed hy Mr T..lames, and seconded by Mr Giles. Mis Edgar Morgan, in the capacity of secretary to this function, made suitable response. Mr C. L. Mason, as one who had audited the accounts of the church, also spoke a few words. WHIST DRIVE AND DANCE. — On Thursday evening last a successful whist drive and dance was held at the Me- morial Hall by the teachers of Roberts- town Infants' School. Miss E. Morris discharged the secretarial duties. There was a good number present, and the drive was thoroughly enjoyed. The gents' prize was secured by Miss Jones, High Street, no gentleman having qualified for the prize; and Miss Flor- ence E. Hughes, Aberaman, won the ladies' prize. The winners of the two consolation prizes were: Gents, Mr Har- old Flooks; ladies, Miss Glynn, Bee Hive. An enjoyable dance followed, when splendid selections of music were n" provided by Mr Taliesin Jones' band. The following were present:—Misses B. Stubbins, S. Harris (Penderyn), A. B. Lewis, Maud Thomas, Edith King, Mary Evans, A. Harris, J. Harris, K. Lewis, A. M. Phillips. Miss Henry (Birmingham), Misses M. J. and A. Davies, Miss Ethel James, Miss Gwynne, Miss M. James, Miss Morfydd Davies, Miss Maddox, Misses G. Thomas, L. Morgan, M. Jenkins, Miss Glyn, Miss L. Thomas, Miss M. Thomas, Miss Ham- monds, Miss Lloyd, Miss F. Rees, Mrs W, U. Lewis, Misses F. G. and N. Jones, Misses A. Rees. J. G. Hughes, M. Morris, A. Jones, Mr Jones, Miss Goodwin, Mrs Morris, Miss M. M. Jones, Mr and Mrs Hayter, Mr and Mrs Hopkins, Misses C. Jenkins, E. Stubbins, E. Morris. Messrs T. and D. J. Phillips, A. Stubbins, S. C. Rees, G. Jones, B. D. Lewis, J. John, F. King, D. Jones, W. J. Harris, W. James, T. Johnson, A. and H. Flooks, Hopkin Jones (Tonypandy), A. Rosser, C. Dance. D. E. Jones, Hughes-Jones (Cwmbach), T. Rees, Callaghan, W. Williams, W. Walters, H. John, T. Lewis, O. Williams, O. Evans, D. B. Jones, W. Watkins, A. Williams, M. Goldstone. CYMRODORION. — Ceiriog was the subject of a paper given to the Aberdare Cymrodorion on Friday even- ing at the Higher Standard School by Miss M. A. Watkin, B.A., of the Aber- dare County School. Miss Watkin gave a brief biographical sketch of Wales' chief lyric poet, and also a very fair and comprehensive critique of his works, from which she read copious extracts. Mr J. Griffiths, late of Park Schools, presided. He regarded Ceiriog, Panty- celyn, iii ( lslwvii as the three chief poets of Wales.—Mr John Davies, at- tendance officer, questioned whether, in the course of industrial evolution, Ceiriog would retain his position as the i poet of the people in Wales.—The Rev. D. Bassett, however, believed that Ceiriog had sung the aspirations of the emancipated workers that were now coming into their heritage.—The Rev. John Morgan congratulated Miss Watkin on the excellence of her paper, and said that Aberdare was to be eongratu- lated on acquiring her.—Councillor George Powell observed that Ceiriog's appearance and personality formed a protest against the humbug which char- acterised many of the Welsh bards. whose sole qualification for bardic dis- tinction appeared to be the length of their hair.—Mr J. Lewis (An Gwalia) /considered Miss Watkin a very capable and safe critic of Ceiriog. Islwyn and Ceiriog were the two opposing poles of AVelsh bardisni.—Mr Ogwen Williams quoted Elidir Sais' opinion that Ceiriog's Nant y Mynydd" was the best lyric poem in the language.—The Rev. J. Lewis, Hebron, credited Ceiriog with having given a new lease of life to old Welsh airs by wedding to them words of worth and of melodious in- Ispii-atioii. He moved a vote of thanks to Miss Watkin, which Mrs J. A. Wil- Iianis seconded.
CWMBACH. FOR ASTHMA, bronchitis, tight- chest, difficulty of breathing, try Emrys' Cough-Ease. It cuts the phlegm and clears the tubes. INTERMENT. On Saturday last the interment of the mortal romains of Mr David Davies, 11, Bridge Road, took place at the Aberdare Cemetery. The Rev. R. 11. Davies, B.A., Bryn Seion, officiated. The following were the chief mourners:—1st coach, Messrs Guardian ldris Davies, David John Davies, Trevor Davies, sons; Daniel Davies, son-in- law; Gwilvin Davies. Jolntny Jones. nephews; 2nd coach, Messrs John Jones, Philip Jones, Aberdare, cousins; Ed- ward T. Edwards, William Morgan, Pontypridd, nephews; William Eynon, J)a#iel Davies, Mountain Ash, cousins; 3rd coach. Edgar Jones, J. Myrddin Penry. Swansea; David Davies, Moun- tain Ash, nephews; .1. T. Penry, G. Kirkhouse. Swansea. cousins; 4th coach, David Williams, Aberaman; D. A. James, Henry Jones, Aberdare; i Willie Davies. Alfred Ovens; 5th 'coach. Owilym Jones, Aberaman; Joseph Thomas. Elwydcoed; John H. .lames. John Davies. The following acted as bearers:—Messrs D. J. Iluglies- Jones, schoolmaster; David Jones, checkweigher; Meth. Davies, guardian; David Button, Thomas Dudley, Thomas Davies. John Hughes, David Thomas. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs John Morgan and Son (Aberdare), Ltd.
ABERAMAN. CORRECTION. — Mr W. J. Watts was the secretary of Beulah (B.) Church Jubilee meetings, and not as stated. ACCIDENT. On Thursday after- noon last at the Blaengwawr Level, Air John David Williams, haulier, residing at 10, Exhibition Row, Llwydeoed, sus- tained a fractured leg through his horse falling on him. PERSONAL. At the recent exam- ination by the Glamorgan County Coun- cil Mining Summer School, and the University College, Cardiff, Mr David William Jones, 2, Belmont Terrace, passed first grade in the surveying (practical work and theory). OCTOGENARIAN'S DEATH. Mr John Davies, 30, Gwawr Street, passed away suddenly oil Saturday morning last. Deceased, who was 80 years of age, had been employed by the T.V. Railway Co. for over 40 years as a signalman and railway policeman at Aberaman Station, which post he creditably filled, and on retiring received a pension. He was a very faithful attendant at Shiloh (W.) Church, Aberaman, where he will be very much missed. He leaves a widow and three daughters. TEA AND CONCERT. At the Co- operative Hall on Thursday last a very successful tea and competitive concert were held by the shop assistants. The hall was tastefully decorated by the ladies. Appended were the trayhoklers: (1) Misses Annie James, Sarah Lloyd, and Bronwen Thomas; t) M. Davies, M. J. Evans, and Kate Rees, assisted by Misses Ceinwen Davies and S. Jones; (3) E. A. Clothier, Flor rie Jones and Miss Royal; (4) S. J. Richards and Maggie Daniel. Cutters, Mrs Thomas Thomas. Belmont,, and Mrs James J. James; Messrs Thomas Thomas, T. M. Lloyd, and H. P. Cave. Water attendant, Mr Arthur Boyden. Ticket collectors, Messrs D. R. Phillips and T. G. Davies. Gener- al assistance was given by Messrs T. J. Lewis, James J. James, D. E. Davies, Edgar Thomas, David Jones, D. J. Lewis, and Archie Price. Mr Evan Jones (secretary of the Cwmbach Co- operative Society) presided at the con- cert, supported by Mr T. Thomas, man- ager. The adjudicators were: Music, 1fr D, H. Davies, L.T.S.C., Cwmbach; recitations, Mr Henry Davies, Corwen Villa. Accompanist, Professor Jonah Rees, A.L.C.M., R. A.M. Awards: Open champion solo, prize, silver cup, Mr Morgan Edwards, Mountain Ash. The cup was handed over by Miss Buddug Thomas, on behalf of her father, Mr T. Thomas. Male solo, Mr John Henry Jones, Mountain Ash. Female solo, Miss Annie Dando, Aberaman. Boys' solo under 16. Robert Thomas. Mountain Ash. Girls' solo under 16, Miss Maggie Thomas, Mountain Ash. Impromptu speech, prize given by Mr E. Jones. Four competed; 1st, Mr James Hughes. Open receitation, Air Gwilym Phillips, Aberaman. A consolation prize was given to Miss. Aliee Maud James, Aber- aman. Chief choral, Jerusalem, my golden home," winners, The Chor- isters," conductor, Mr F. Leach. On the proposition of Mr J. H. Job a vote of thanks was accorded to the chairman, adjudicators, and all who took part. The test rooms were in charge of Messrs T. J. Lewis, J. Emanuel. and J. Rees Davies. Doorkeepers, Messrs D. E. Davies, J. J. James, H. P. Cave, and Edgar Thomas. Mr Handel Harries was superintendent. Messrs D. J. Phillips, Pleasant View, and S. R. Morgan, Car- diff Road, Aberaman, were joint secre- taries. Mr D. E. Davies was the trea- surer.
CWMAMAN. BAND'S SUCCESS. On Saturday last the Cwmaman Silver Band won the second prize at the South Wales Band Festival held at Pontypridd. Mr R. S. Howells (Ap Gwynalaw) was the con- ductor. AIR RIFLE LEAGUE. The Aber- aman Engineers paid a visit to the In- stitute on Saturday evening last to try conclusions with the Cwmaman B Team. The match resulted as follows: -Insti- tute A. Wilsoij, 31; R. Davies, 31; L. Dade, 29; J. D. Hughes, 32; D. E. Jones, 31; W. Dareh, 31; R. Evans, 26; B. Davies, 28; J. R. Jones, 26; E. Dan- iel, 25; J. Waters, 29; T. Kennedy. 29; total, 348. Engineers: D. Hamer, 29; H. Gowen, 26; F. Bishop, 29; W. Griffiths, 29; A. Evans, 32; G. Bishop, 32; 1). Jenkins, 29; G. Hughes, 29; C. Dav, 30; D. Bow en, 30; J. Varley, 31; R.'S. Evles, 29; total, 355. THE INTERMENT took place on Monday of Mr William Edwards, 8, Kingsbury Place, whose death took place the previous Thursday in his 63rd year. Deceased, who was a native of North Wales, had lived in the locality for the last 30 years. The following were the mourners: 1st coach, Mr T. Price Edward, son; Thomas Howells, nephew; Thomas Parry. Glanaman. son-in-law; Trevor Edwards, grandson; Rev. W. 11. lewis (B.); 2nd coach, Thomas Rees, Morgan Anthony, John Davies, Theopliilus Darby. The Rev. W, R. Lewis officiated. Great sympathy is felt for the family. A SOCIAL TEA was held at Trinity English Baptist Church on Monday evening under the auspices of the Young People's Guild. There was a good at- tendance. The following waited at the tables: No. 1. Miss F. Beauchamp and Miss B. Sage; (2) Misses F. M. Davies and E. A. Parry, assisted by W. Broad and Maggie Parry. Cutter, Mrs Broad. Tea .brewers, Messrs William Tomkin and Fred Rowe. After tea the following musical programme was gone through: Mouth organ solo, Mr Haydn Iliomas; recitations, Ernest Broad, Miss M. Broad, Miss M. Phillips; solo. Miss M. Parrv. Addresses were given by Mr Hallidav and Mrs Coles. The chairman was Mr Hallidav, and the organist Mrs M. J. Thomas. THE INTERMENT of the mortal re- mains of Mrs Jane Evans, 2Sa, Fforcli- a ma n Road, took place at the Aberdare Cemetery on Friday afternoon. The deceased was ail old and respected in- habitant. She died on the previous Tuesday. She was 58 years of age. The following were the mourners: First coach, Mr W. R. Evans, son; Mrs M. A. Evans, daughter-in-law; Misses Gwen- hwyfar M. Evans. Sarah Jane Evans, Megan Evans, Mr William T. Evans, grandchildren; Mrs Annie Jones, cousin; Mr William Thomas, father-in- law. Second coach, Mrs Mary Ellen Roberts, Annie Jane Jones, Mr Robert Roberts, cousins; Mrs Elizabeth H. Deakins, sister-in-law; Mr John Deakins, brother-in-law; Miss Mary A. Morgan. aunt. A wreath was sent by the family. The Revs. E. J. Owen and \Y. D. Morris officiated. Much sympathy is felt for the family. GOOD TEMPLARY. — There was a spendid meeting at the Rose of Aman Lodge, T.O.G.T., on Tuesday evening last week, when the chair was occupied by Bro. W. H. King, D.C.T. (Aberdare). Three new members were initiated, and it was decided to form a Juvenile Lodge, and to become affiliated to the Aber- dare and District Bands of Hope and Temperance Union. There were a num- ber of visitors from Aberdare Lodge, in- eluding Mrs King, P.G.C.T. Addresses were yfiven hy Uro, Cook, C.T. (Pride of Aberdare Lodge); Bro. King Bro. James Halliday, Bro. Rev. M. J. Thomas, Sister Nurse Janes, and Bro. Phillips. Solos were rendered by Sis- ters M. Broad, F. Broad, Nurse Janes. An organ and mouth organ duet was rendered by Sister Mrs M. J. Thomas and Bro Haydn Thomas. New members- are invited. BTO. W. Tonkin, 57, Glan- anian Road, is the secretary.
ABERCWMBOI. ACCIDENT. On Saturday while go- ing down Oxford Street, Mountain Ash, Mr John Thomas (Moder River) was knocked down by a runaway horse be- longing to Mr Lane, confectioner. His leg was badly bruised, and his clothes torn to pieces. INTERMENT. On Saturday last the interment of Mr David Evans, 95, John Street, took place at the Maesyrarian Cemetery. The Rev. J. B. Davies, pas- tor of Bethlehem, officiated. The funeral cortege was a very large one. The chief mourners were: Messrs Robert John and Idris Evans, sons; Lefi Rees, son- in-law; John and James Evans, bro- thers; John Edwards, Joseph Morton, 1 honias Llewelyn, Samuel Davies, bro- thers-in-law; Robert John Evans. Rich- ard H. Evans, David and Noah Howells, R. J. Evans, B. G. Llewelyn, Edward Morgan, Joseph J. Morton, and Dan Jones, Dowlais, nephews. CONCERT. On Monday night a competitive concert was held at Bethle- hem Hall under the auspices of the Sun- day School Committee. Mr Dan Isaac presided, while Mr Philip Rees, A.C., adjudicated the music, and Air Isaac Isaac the literature. An opening solo was given by Miss Elizabeth Rees. Re- citation by Owen M. Jones. Selection on the gramophone by Rees Thomas. Penillion singing by David Morgan Rees. Competition singing for children. Richard AVilliams, Rachel Davies, and Arthur Davies. Mouth organ solo, An- eurin Lewis, Aberaman. Solo. Ernest LI. Jones. Recitation, divided between Maggie Ellen Evans, Maggie Evans, and P. Lambert. Sketch by the Abercw-mboi Operatic Society on John and his Master."
"The Chocolate Soldier." AT GRAND THEATRE, ABERAMAN, NEXT WEEK. Oscar Strauss's delightful Viennese comic opera is billed to appear at the Grand I heat re, Aberaman, next week. J-his chaiming play is similar in everv detail to the London production. The haunting waltz song, which is carried through the piece from the rise to the fall of the curtain, makes it the great musical success it is. That it is COIll- bmed with an intelligible story, beauti- lut Bulgarian costumes, both civil and military, and exquisite scenery especial- ly painted for this production, cannot tail to please all lovers of real comic opera, The story of the play tells how -pumerli, a Swiss serving in the Servian Army staggers into Nadina's bed- chamber through the window, and begs protection. This matter-of-fact soldier, not having had a wink of sleep for 48 hours, is absolutely exhausted and hungry. Nadia offers him of which he partakes greedily. As it is his iule always to-carry chocolates instead of cartridges, this form of refreshment does not come amiss to him. In this act occurs some of the most beautiful of Strauss's music. In the see-ond act the return from the war scene shows us one of the brightest stage productions seen for many years. The orchestral score in this act is a medley of intoxicating melody and rhythm. It is a foregone conclusion that there will be crowded houses to see this production at the Grand Theatre next week, and intending patrons are advised to secure their seats without delay. The cast is an exception- ally strong one, and includes Mr Aubrey Mi'llward, Miss Edith St. George, Mr WaIter Heale, Miss Elsie Craven, Miss Melba Sharratt, Mr Percy Hardcastle, and Mr AV. P.
PURIFIED PETROLEUM AS A HEALING REMEDY FOR DIGESTIVE DISORDERS. The value of purified petroleum as a healing remedy for digestive and bowel disorders is now universally recognised. Unlike animal or vegetable oils, petro- leum is not digested but passes through the stomach unchanged, IWlJee its sooth- ing, lubricating, disinfectant action is exercised throughout the entire alimen- tary tract. To obtain the best results from petroleum, it should be adminis- tered in the form of an Emulsion. '.In this form the petroleum is broken up into minute globules which mingle free- ly with the liquid contents of the stomach and are thus evenly distribut- ed throughout the digestive area, where their soothing, healing powers are exert- ed to the fullest extent. The original and standard prepara- tion of petroleum for internal use is Angier's Emulsion, which has been largely employed by the medical pro- fession ever since 1892. In this prepar- ation the petroleum is carefully purified by a special process and is then com- bined with the hypophosphites of lime and soda in the form of a perfect Emul- sion that is pleasant to the palate and acceptable to the most delicate stojnach. If desired the Angier Chemical Co.. Ltd. (Dept. A), So Clerkenwell Hoad, London, E.C., will send a free sample bottle, with descriptive literature, to any address in the United Kingdom on receipt of 3d. to cover the postage. Apart from its soothing, healing pro- perties, Angier's Emulsion (because of the hypophosphites which it contains) exerts a marked tonic, invigorating ÜI- fluence, which makes it of value in wide variety of disorders. The medical profession prescribe it extensively, not only for lung troubles and wasting dis- eases. but even more largely for stom- ach. and intestinal disorders of a catarr- hal. fermentative, ulcerative, or tuber- cular nature. Very good results have followed its use in gastric catarrh, gas- tricular, mucous colitis, nervous dys- pepsia, chronic constipation, and in many obscure digestive and bowel dis- orders.
I URBAN DISTRICT OF ABERDARE. SHOPS ACT, 1912. NOTICJ IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Secretary of State has con- firmed with amendment the Closing Order made by the Urban District Council of Aberdare on the 9th day of December, 1912, and a copy of the Order as amended and confirmed is an- nexed hereto. Dated this 25th dav of February, 1913. y D. LLEWELLYN GRIFFITHS, Clerk to the Council. ORDER. SHOPS ACT, 1912. WHEREAS the I'rban District Council of Aberdare have, in pur- suance of the provisions of the Shops Act, 1912, made and submitted to me a Closing Order relating to certain shops in the Trban District; And whereas it appears to me that the Order should be confirmed with amendment; Now, therefore, in pursuance of the powers vested in me by the said Act, I hereby amend and confirm the Order as hereinafter set forth:— LUBAN DISTRICT OF ABERDARE. SHOPS ACT, 1912. CLOSING ORDER. It is hereby ordered that— 1.—This Order which may be cited as the Shops Act (Aberdare No. 1 Closing Order) 1912, applies to all Shops in the "Crhan District of Aberdare in which the retail trades or businesses of Drapers, Grocers, Ironmongers, Tailors. Outfitters, Gents' Mercers & Hosiers'. Boot Dealers, Tea Dealers. Furniture Dealers, China Dealers, Music Dealers, Jewellers, and Hairdressers, are carried on. 2.-All Shops to which this Order applies shall be closed for serving cus- tomers on the several days of the week. at and after the following hours respec- tively Drapers, Grocers, Ironmongers, Tailors, Outfitters, Gents' Mercers and Hosiers', Boot Dealers, Tea Dealers, Furniture Dealers, Chilla Dealers and Music Dealers :-Monday, 7 p.m.; Tues- day, 7 p.m; Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Thurs- day, weekly half holiday, shops closed at 1 p.m.; Friday, 7.3(1 p.m. Saturday, 11 p.m. Je-,i-eilers:Alon(lay, 8 p.m. Tues- day, 7.30 p.m.; Wednesday, 7.30 p.m.; Thursday, weekly half-holiday, shops closed at 1 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m.; Satur- day, 10.30 p.m. Hairdressers:—Monday, 7 p.m.; Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Wednesday. 8 p.m.; Thursday, weekly half holiday, shops closed at 1 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Satur- day, 11 p.m. Provided that where the occupier of a shop elects to close a shop for the week- ly half-holiday on Saturday instead of on Thursday the closing hour on Thursday shall be 8 p.m. 3.—Where in a shop, which is re- quired by this Order to he closed at a certain hour in respect of any trade or business, any other trade or business is also carried on for which a later hour or no closing hour is fixed, such shop may, subject to the provisions of this Order or any other Order for the time being in force be kept open for the pur- pose of such other trade or business pro- vided that (a) After the said closing hour there shall be exhibited in some conspicuous places on the exterior and in the inter- ior of such shop, notices in letters of the size of not less than two inches con- taining the following words: "Shops Act, 1912. This Shop is closed for to- day except for (the Sale by Retail of ) or (the Trade or Business of (b) So far as reasonably practicable, no goods in connection with the trade or business for which the shop is re- quired to be closed shall be exhibited either inside or outside the shop. H. McKENNA, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State. Whitehall, 22nd February, 1913. ORDER. SHOPS ACT, 1912. WHEREAS the rl"han District W Council uiAbertiarchavp; in pur- of tilt, provisions of the Shops Act, 1912, made and submitted to me a Closing Order relating to certain shops in theft-ban District; And whereas it appears to nie that the Order should be confirmed witli amendment; Now, therefore, in pursuance of the powers vested in nie by the said Act. I hereby amend and confirm the Order as hereinafter set Torth :— URKAN DISTRICT OF ABERDARE. SHOPS ACT. 1912. CLOSING ORDKK. it is hereby ordered that 1. -Tii Order which may lie cited as the Shops Act (Aberdare No. 3 Closing Order) 1912, applies to all shops in the Urban District of Aberdare in which the I retail trades or businesses of Butchers. Chemists, Booksellers and Stationers are carried on. 2.—The provisions of Section I of the Act are hereby extended to such parts of the retail trades or businesses d Butchers, Chemists, Booksellers and Stationers, as are exempted by Section 4 (o) and the Second Schedule to the Act. 3.—All shops in which the retail trades or businesses of Chemists, Hook- sellers and Stationers are carried on shall be closed for the weekly half holi- day at 1 p.m. on Thursday throughout the year, and all shops in which the re- tail trade or business of a Butcher is carried on shall be closed for the week- ly half-holiday at 1 p.m. on Monday throughout the vear.* ■ovideci that any shopkeeper may I substitute. Saturday for Thursday or Monday as the case may be on affixing a notice to that effect in his shop. -t.-AIl shops to which this Order HP- plies shall be closed for serving cus- tomers (except for the purposes of any trade or business exempted by Schedule 3 of the Act from the provisions of Closing Orders) on the several days of the week at and after the following hours respectively :— Butchers: Monday, weekly half holi- day, shops closed at 1 P.In.; Tuesday. 7.30 P.In.; Wednesdav, 7.30 p.m.; Thursday, 7.30 p.m.: Saturday, 11 p.m. Cliemistsf Monday. 7.30 p.m.; Tues- day, 7 p.m.; Wednesday. 7 p.m.; Thursday, weekly half holiday, shops closed at 1 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday. 11 p.m. Booksellers and Stationersf: Mou., day, 8 p.m. Tuesday, 8 p.m.; Wednes- day, 8 p.m.; Thursday, weekly half holiday, shops closed at 1 p.m.; Friday, 8 Siittir(lay, 11 p.m. Provided that where the occupier of a shop elects to close his shop for the weekly half holiday on Saturday instead of on Monday or Thursday as the case may be the closing hour on Monday or Thursday shall be 8 p.m. respectively. 5.—(i) Where in any shop to which this Order applies any trade or business exempted by Schedule 3 of the Act from the provisions of Closing Orders is car- < ried on, such shop may be kept open after the dosing hour fixed by Clause 4 of this Order for the purpose of such exempted trade or business alone pro- vided that (a) after the said closing hour there shall be exhibited in some conspicuous places on the exterior and in the interior of such shop notices in letters of the size of not less than two inches containing the following words: "Shops Act. 1912. This shop is closed for to-day except for (the Sale by Re- ta il of or (the Trade or BTISL- ness of )"; (h) so far as reason- ably practicable no goods in connection with the trade or business for which the shop is required to be closed shall !>e exhibited either inside or outside the shop. (ii) Where in a shop which is required by this Order to be closed at a certain hour in respect of any trade or business any other trade or business is also carried on for which a later hour or no closing hour is fixed such shop may be kept open for the purposes of such other trade or business, subject to the provisions of this Order or of any other Order for the time being in force, and subject to the conditions prescribed above. R. McKENNA, of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State. Whitehall, 22nd February, 1913. Note.—It is provided by Section 4 (5) of the Act that if a shop is closed throughout the whole of a Bank Holi- day and the Bank Holiday does not fall on the day fixed for the weekly half holiday, the shopkeeper may keep his shop open either on the half holiday before, or on the half holiday after the Bank Holiday. Note.—The Closing provisions on days other than that of the half holiday do not apply to the sale of newspapers or to the sale of medicines and medi- cal and surgical appliances, these ar- ticles being exempted by Schedule 3 of the Act from the provisions of Closing Orders.
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