GRAND THEATRE, ABERAMAN For Six Nights, Commencing Monday, March 3 3 Company in iliuufr liiiiii EACH MIGHT AT 7.45; DOORS OPEN 7.15. Stalls, 2/ Circle, 1/6; Pit, 1/ SEATS NOW BOOKING IHONE: 15, Gallery and Back, 6d (2/- and 1/6, no Extra Charge). ABERAMAN. PEARL LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY, LID, LONDON BRIDGE, E.C.. P. J. FOLEY, Esq., President. Summary of ANNUAL REPORT for the Year ending December 31st, 1912. Your Directors have much pleasure in placing before you the results of another year's work. The year was distinguished by the biggest epidemic of strikes ever experienced in this country-affecting, as they did, the Industrial classes in every part of the United Kingdom added to this, our Staff took upon themselves the responsibility of securing for our Policy- holders and others the advantage, of the National Health Insurance Act, through the National Amalgamated Approved Society. Both of these exceptional circumstances have militated somewhat against our rate of progress. It is therefore very satisfactory that, owing to the untiring activity of the Company's representatives, notwithstanding all drawbacks, these good results have been achieved. A valuation of the business of the Company has been made by the Company's Consulting Actuary, k. M. MOORE, Esq., who reports a surplus of £247.853 after providing for all liabilities, and adding £ 70,000 Lo the Reserve Fund, making that Fund £ 170,000. TOTAL INCOME. The Total Income for the year amounted to iC3,047,869 Is lid., being an increase ofF.98,202 19s. 2d. over that of the previous year. In the Ordinary Branch, the mcome amounted toj6618,173 178. 1 Od., which is £ 51,766 78. 2d. greater than that of the previous year. The number of Policies issued during the year in this Branch was 25,279, assuring the sum of Z2,090,507, and producing a New Annual Premium Income of 691,633 is. 4d. CLAIMS. The Company has paid 135,287 Life Claims, Grants, Matured Endowments, Accident and Employer's Liability Claims during the year, amounting with Bonuses and outstanding Claims, to £1,119,065 14s. id., which, added to the sums previously paid, make a total of iRI3,819,330 Os. 10d. TOTAL FUNDS. The Assurance Funds now amount to &7,595,362 14s. 4d. which show an increase of £ 603,956 8s. id. for the year, making the total funds, with Capital paid up, 98,285,491 19.. Od. ) By Order, JAMES ROLL, Chairman. Wanted, additional representatives in all districts. To good businesss men liberal terms and certain success. -Apply to the District Superintendent. ] H. Morris, 48 Commercial St., Aberdare; W. John, 8 Mountain Ash Rd., Abercynon J. H. Crowden, 4 Chapel St. Bargoed T. J. Howells, 54 Oxford St. Mountain Ash S. Thomas, Broniestyn Terrace, Trecvnon: W. H. Davies, Bryntirion, South End, Pontlottyn. THE ABERDARE ELECTRICAL Co. Ltd | PRAfTIP A! MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL I IwAL ENGINEERS AND CONTRACTORS. j Maintenance of Plant and Repairs a Speciality. Complete Installations for Lighting, Heating and Power, Telephones, Bells &c. Armatures Re-wound. Contractors to all the Local Governing Bodies A large variety of Lamps, Shades, Pendants, Brackets, and other Accessories always on view at oar Showrooms 4 HIGH STREET, ABERDARE. x Ring up Aberdare 79, in case of Breakdowns. We employ only Experienced [ Workmen, and always guarantee all work done by us to be reliable and honest value. THE TALK OF THE TOWNI Pictures & Frames. particular Lines. Call and Inspect my Stook. 1 DAVIES, 11, Cardiff Street, ABERDARE (LATE OF 1, HIGH STREET). -1 Propaid 8mall Advertisamants Inserted at the following apeoially low rates: One week 4 wku. 18 wks. t. d. t. d. a. d. NO words 0 8 1 3 8 18 „ 0 9 2 8 6 ( M „ 1 0 8 0 7 « These charges apply only to the follow- ing clasaes of advertisements :-Apart- ments, Situations (Vacant or Wanted). To be Let or Sold, Lost or Found, and Miscellaneous Wants. Remittances may be made by Postal Orders or half-penny stamps. If not prepaid double rate will be charged. Advertisement and Publishing Offices, Cardiff Street, Aberdare. -_M- bITUATIONS VACANT. A SMART Youth as Apprentice to A the Outfitting. -Apply J. W. Morris, 3 Commercial St., Aberdare. SMART Young Lady for Fancy De- partment j also Smart Milliner.— Apply, Prance Williams, Paris House, Aberdare. GIRL, 15 to 16 years of age. to assist in house.—Apply 59 Cwmaman Road, Godreaman, (CHAMBERMAID Waitress. good c strong general. References rc quired.—Apply, Castle Hotel, Aber- dare. _r-# XPERIENCED General. Refer- E ences required. -Apply -.by letter to Mrs. Cameron, 1 Glanant Street, Aberdare. TWO Smart Young Ladies for Fancy Jewellery.—Alexander, 1 Canon Street. A CLEAN respectable girl, about 18, as general.—Apply, IS, "Leader"' Office. WANTED. REQlTIiiED, house in Aberdare, with about three bedrooms. Rent about 30s. to 35s. per month.—"A.B." "Leader" Office. CiLEEPING Cot, loose sides, suit s child 4 years. State size and lowest price.—Apply by letter, 19, "Leader" Office. HOUSE and Shop, in or near Aber- dare. Suit Grocer. Low rent.— Apply, A.J., "Leader" Office, Aberdare. FOR SALE. TWO Seven-roomed Houses. For full particulars apply Samuel Bevan, 108 Woodland Street, Mountain, j Ash. ) (^jMALL White Pomeranian Puppies, 12s. 6d. each.—11 Albert Street/ Aberdare. SECOND-HAND Household Furni- k3 ture, including Wardrobe and Iron-Frame Bedstead. Cheap. No reasonable offer refused.—Apply, 54 Gadlys Road, Aberdare. PIPE Organ with Pedals; also Piano, JL Apply for particulars. Vicar, Rirwain, Glam. STRONG Hardy Day Old Chicks, crossed for killing and laying, 5s. j per dozen.—J. Williams, 8 Cardiff Rd., j Aberdare. FRUIT and Confectionery Business, with excellent trade. In good position on Gadlys Road.—Apply 54 Gadlys Road, Aberdare. TWO Houses in Holford Street, Aberaman, seven rooms, h, & c. bath.—Apply, D.M., "Leader" Office, Aberdare. CLEARANCE SALE of large number f of Second-hand Cycles. Prices from tl.-J. Rowe, Cycle Agent, Hir- wain. REX, 5 H.P. Twin, Acc. Ignition, New Trembler Coils, Two Ac- cumulators, B. & B. Carburettor, Lat- est Tant with Petrol Gauge, Mabpn Clutch and Fixed Pulley. Tyres New. Rubber Studded. Two spare inner tubes. Low Saddle. Engine over- hauled by Rex Co., Ltd., December. 1912. Complete, with P. &: H. Lamp, Horn, Pump, Valves, Blades, etc. Per- feet order. £ 22 cash or offer.—A. H. Harmston, 7 Cardiff Street, Aberdare. CHICKENS.-Pure bred White Wy-! andottes, First Cross Leghorn, Plymouth Rocks, and Buff Orpington. 7s. 6d. per dozen.—Davies, 13 Trevor Street, Aberdare. 3 HOUSES in Trevor Street, Aber- dare.—Apply, D. R. Griffiths, Auctioneer and V aluer, Aberdare. WALLPAPERS from ljd. per roll. Any quantity, large or small, supplied at Wholesale Prices. Our stock exceeds 250,000 rolls of all classes. Write for patterns stating what class you require.—(Dept. 147) Barnett Wall- paper Co., Ltd., Knott Mill, Manchester I SITUATIONS WANTED. WOULD any lady like to have a W young person, 18 years of age, to do light housework two or three days a week:- No washing.—Apply, N.W., "Leader" Office, Aberdare. FOR SALE OR TO LET. i CIOMMODIOUS Dwelling-house to be > let or sold.—Apply, C. H. Elford, Architect, Aberdare. A HOUSE to be let or sold, Llanwg, Cemetery Road, Trecvnon.—Ap- ply Mr. J. John, 51 Bryn Terrace, Cwm- dare. • TO LET. SITTING Room and 2 bedrooms, j s Central position.—Apply 18 Pen- darren Street, Aberdare. NO. 10 STUART ST., Aberdare. Basement consisting of large kitchen, scullery and cellar; first floor, 3 rooms and china pantry with h. & c. water. Upstairs, 4 bedrooms, bath and lavatory combined, h. and c.—Apply, j M. Watkins, Grocer, Cross Street. H' OUSE AND SHOP, double-fronted, In good position on Gadlys Road, Aberdare. Fittings and electric light. .—Apply, D.F.S., "Leader" Office. ROOMS to Let, furnished or un- furnished; nice position; central. —Apply, H.T.C., "Leader" Office. —j LOCK-UP Shop in best position in Cwmaman. Immediate possession may be had. Suitable for any business. —Apply. XY., "Reader" Office, Aber- dare. ROOMS for one or two respectable young men. Central position in Aberdare. Bathroom upstairs, h. and c —Apply, L., "Leader" Office. -_u- FOUND. BLACK Retriever. If not claimed within three days will be sold to defray expenses.—Apply 4 John Street, i Abercwmboi. LOST. LONG-HAIRED Small Terrier from JLJ Morgan Street, Aberdare. An- swers to the name of "Jack." Lower part of legs lately clipped. Finder re- warded; detainer prosecuted. Wil- liams, 38 Morgan Street. THE GADLYS DAIRY WILL SHORTLY BE OPENED. Special Renovations are being made to ensure Cleanliness. EGGS, BUTTER, MILK, CREAM AND POULTRY DAILY. DELIVERIES TWICE DAILY. Further particulars next week. BAS Yes! Thousands i NOT Dozens OF BARGAINS. NOTE.-This is the LAST WEEK of the Great 1/- SALE | at PRANCE WILLIAMS, PARIS HOUSE ] Everyone knows about the Great Is. Sale-but everyone has not yec thad heir is. Bargain. Don't leave it until to-morrow, come to-day and inspect our windows. Ask your neighbour to come with you. HAS GREAT | Advertising OFFE. j Over 10,000 Articles to be Sold at 6d. each. Watches and Clocks at a Price that makes them almost a gift. Note Address THE MANUFACTURERS' OUTLET COMPANY, 1, CANON STREET, ABERDARE, (Opposite Post Office.) |_ Opening Saturday, March 1st. TO BUTCHERS. THE Simplex Sausage Machine for JL Sale (Gardener's Patent) to take lOlbs. of meat.—Apply Doughton and Hughes, Ironmongers, Aberaman. HAVE A LOOK! AT DAVID A V'S NEW WINDOW, OXFORD ST., MOUNTAIN ASH. SOMETHING WORTH LOOKING AT. A MODERN SHOW OF MODERN JjtOODS. THE LATEST STYLE IN MEN'S AND BOYS' TAILORINC & OUTFITTING. HAVEALOOK! MODERN SHOP BUILDING. The Public of Mountain Ash are respectfully invited to inspect the NEW SHOP FRONT ERECTED BY J. H. EVANS, BUILDER, CONTRACTOR AND SHOP FITTER, 12 DARREN R/D. MOUNTAIN ASH, For Mr. Dd. Hay, Oxford St., Mountain Ash. ESTIMATES FOR BUILDING, SHOP FITTINC, AND ALL KINDS OF REPAIRS. A POSTCARD WILL RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION. HAGGAR'S, MOUNTAIN ASH. TO-NIGHT AND FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. Grand Matinee on Saturday at 3 p.m. Presenting Lubin's Latest Masterpiece, WATER RATS. A Drama of Ocean Life. Also the Picture of all Pictures, "FATHER," The Finest Picture Yet Seen in Mountain Ash. 00K OUT FOR NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAMME. j NOTICE. THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that I JL have not contracted any debts in the name of mv husband, Samuel Morris, 32 Oxford Street, Gadlys, Aber- dare, an4 do not propose doing so. MARTHA MARIA MORRIS. February 25, 1913. NOTICE. I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that I shall not be responsible for any debt or debts contracted by my wife, Mrs. Mary Emma Weston, 17 Albert Street, Aberdare, on and after this date. (Signed) WALTER S. WESTON. 19 Jubilee Road, Godrenman. Feb. 24, 1913. Cynon United Male Voice Party. CONDUCTOR: MH. WM. GWYNNE. THE above Party has decidf d to compete at the National Eisteddfod, at Aber- gavenny, ou Bank Holiday week. Test Pieces: "Fallen Heroes"' and "Lead Kindly Light." Practices at Taberfcacle Vesay on Tuesdays, at 7.30 p.m., and Sundays at 4. o'clock. Old members are requested to be present next Sunday, and new members are invited. TOM REES, Chairman; DAVID STEPHENS, Secretary. LITTLE HAVEN, PEMBROKESHIRE FOR SALE BY TENDER, the new valuable freehold seaside resi- dence and grounds known as the "Peak," situated at the above popular watering place, including furniture and other household effects, a list of which .may be obtained from the undersigned. The property may be inspected on or after March 1st, on application being made to George Palmer & Son, Haver- fordwest, to whom tenders should be sent on or before March 21st, 1913. The highest or any tender not necessari- ly accepted.
Forthcoming Local Elections. The nominations for the County Council elections are to be in to- morrow (Friday). The retiring mem- bers are: No. 1 Ward, Mr M. J. Harris; No. 2, Mr T. Walter Williams; No. 3, Mr W. Thomas; No. 4, Mr G. A. Tre- harne; No. 5, Mr T. L. Davies. In the first-named Mr Harris does not seek re-election, and Councillors L. N. Williams, J.P., and Thomas Lewis are contesting. A deputation waited upon Mr Frank Hodges asking him to stand, but Mr Hodges finds it impossible to give the necessary timo to the office. No new County Council candidates, as yet, are mentioned for the other Wards. In the Town Ward Mr David Hughes' period as alderman expires, and, there- fore, he will have to seek re-election as County Councillor. The probability is that he will be re-elected alderman, and that Mr W. Thomas will then fill the vacancy thus caused in the Ward, as he did three years ago. Mr Hughes is on his way back to this country from New Zealand, and will not reacfi home until after the County Council election. The nomination day for the District Council elections is March 15th. Alder- man Rees Llewelyn is retiring, and his eldest son, Mr D. R. Llewelyn, is men- tioned as his successor. Mr Illtyd Hop- kins, who has removed from Aberaman to the Gadlys Ward, is seeking a seat for the latter place, where there is a vacancy owing to the departure of Mr H. H. Evans. A new member will, therefore, be required to partner Mr E. M. Hann for Aberaman Ward. In the Guardians' elections Mrs R. H. Miles has announced her intention of contesting the seat made^ vacant by the removal of Father O'Reilly from the district.
Aberdare Education Committee. On Wednesday, Feb. 26th, Mr. A. P. Jcnes in the chair. The other members present were: Mr. Tom Lewis (vice- chairman), Mrs. Davies, Messrs. J. O. George, David Davies, J.P., George Powell, Idwal Thomas, Owen Powell, T. W. Williams, D. Jackson Thomas, with lr. T. Botting (director) and -All-. Tern D. Jones (assistant director). St. David's Day. The Director reported that he had sent out to the schools the suggestions made by the Board of Education re- garding the celebration of St. David's Day. The head-teachers had heartily responded, and the suggestions largely adopted. Re Appointment of Architect. Mr. D. Llewelyn Griffiths (Council Clerk) wrote regarding the above ques- tion, stating that the Council thought the appointment unnecessary. Mr. T. Lewis remarked that when the question was discussed in committee, few members had an opportunity to speak inasmuch as several members were constantly on their feet. The Chairman observed that certain considerations were put forward which made the appointment rather difficult. Ir. D. Davies said he was of opin- ion that all present were agreed that the appointment of an architect was quite unnecessary.—Mr. Geo. Powell said that at the meeting referred to. when the subject was considered, the Surveyor made a long statement which showed that the difficulties were prac- tically insiii-motintable.-It was under- stood that the subject will come up for discussion at a future meeting. Use of Schools for Friendly Societies. -The Cardiganshire Education Com- mittee wrote asking Aberdare to pass a resolution allowing the use of schools to approved Friendly Societies, free of charge.—Mr. T. Walter Williams had a notice on the agenda dealing with the same subject He moved "That this crmmittee is prepared to grant the use of class-rooms in the various schools to societies approved under the Insurance I Act. 1912, for the purpose of holding their meetings on the usual terms, sub- ject to the usaal regulations, etc." Mr
W SPECIAL Sale NEW & SECOND-HAND Pianos and Organs. Including INSTRUMENTS by:- J. & J Hopkinson, Collard & Colfard, Geo. Rogers, Broad wood White, Waldberg, Monnington & Weston, Obermeir, Burling & Mansfield, Eungbiut, etc. ORGANS by:- Kan, Bell, Dominion, Cornish, Estey, Malcolm, Imperial, etc. Entire Stock offered at Special Bargain Prices during Sale.. Pianos and Organs returned from Season's Hire offer a rare opportunity to secure a High-class Instrument at an exceptionally Low Cost. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED, or Purchase Money returned in full. Instruments purchased during Sale may be exchanged for higher-class ones at any time within One Year, and the FULL PRICE PAID will b. ALLOWED. Inspection Invited. Liet of Bargains Post Free. ADDRESS Harmston & Co., Cardiff Street, Aberdare. TELEPHONE 163.
Williams said he was not prepared to adopt the recommendation of the Cardi- ganshire Committee. He thought the usual charges ought to be made.—Mr Geo. Powell seconded, and the motion was carried. School Dentist.—It was reported that Mr. John Isherwood Shorrock, Lan- cashire, had been appointed school dent- ist to the combined Education Authori- ties of Aberdare and Mountain Ash, and that he had been instructed to com- mence duties after Easter. The S. & M. Committee.-This com- mittee reported:—"A letter was read from Lord Pontypridd asking the com- mittee to allow a collection to be made in the schools on St. David's Day in support of a National Memoi-ial to the authors of 'Hen Wlad fy Nhadau.' After discussion it was recommended that no collection be made in the schools.—A letter from the Chamber of Trade wa read in reply to the Com- mittee's request for further particulars of the wishes of tho Chamber with re- ference to the teaching of geography. It was resolved: That the Director be asked to pay special attention to the teaching of geography in the schools, particularly of the geography of the British Isles. That six scholarships tenable at the Barry Summer School be offered to teachers in the service of the Committee, such scholarships to be equal in value to those offered by the Glamorgan County Council, i.e.. £ 3 each. That the total amount to be ex- pended on Summer School Scholarships shall not exceed £ 30."
Grand Theatre, Aberaman. This week the bill is headed by the world's famous acrobats, the Pasquali Bros., who are exceptionally clever. They perform some wonderful equilibris- tic feats. Kitty Stewart, a skilled pianist and vocalist, is much apprecia- ted. She introduces the Ragtime Chorus, which arouses much merri- ment. Another good turn is Nprman and Allen, the popular pattering post- men. They are a pair of splendid comedians, and excel as step flancers. The chief attraction in. pictures is the heroic expedition of Captain Scott for the South Pole. This film, which is 1,000 feet in length, is very interesting I and educative. Other excellent films are: "u Daring's Adventure; Among the Valleys of the Alps, and The Toy- maker.
New Theatre, Aberdare. The famous Italian Grand Opera Co., who make their first visit to the town this week, and who have been engaged by the management of the New Theatre at a considerable cost, are under the able direction of Signor Cavaliere F. Castellano. They have already earned great praise from the large and ap- preciative audiences who have thronged the New Theatre this week. On Mon- day evening tho company performed the famous opera, entitled Carmen," in four acts. As Carmen," Signora Goretta performed her part with won- derful skill and precision, and sang her solos with feeling and pathos, whilst Signor D'Ottavi as Don Jose also gave his best in a clear tenor voice. As Micaela" Signora Barone fairly brought the house down, whilst Signor Yail, the eminent baritone, also had to respond several times to encores. In his part as Escamillo" he was really great, and his rendering of the popular Toreador song was thoroughly en- joyed. The remainder of the parts were most admirably taken by Signorinas Milli Boffini, and Signors Fragari, Quintini, Bartera, and Antonini. They are supported by a powerful chorus, who sing with charm and a lovely blend of tone. There is a large augmented or- chestra. which includes several Italian performers, and they are under the able direction of Signors Wehils and Herbin, whilst Miss Hopkins acts as harpist. During the week the company perform Faust," the Cavalleria Rusticana," 1. Pagliacci," and Maritana," the latter being sung in English on Satur- day night. Owing to the success of this company this week the management have induced Mr Castellano to give a sacred concert next Sunday at 8 p.m. The items ren- dered by the principal artistes of the company will be chiefly in English. A grand treat is in store for Aberdare music lovers. Admission by programme.
Up and Down the Valley. ABERAMAN. HAVE YOU VISITED the new Boot 7^ c.U- Le,wl-s' lato Public Benefit Boot Co. Specialities in Men's f -^°°ts a?,d Children's Nailed Office on Street, opposite Post CONSERVATIVE MEETING. At the Lesser Hall on Tuesday evening last a public meeting was held under the auspices of the Merthyr Unionists As- sociation, the Aberdare Constitutional # £ a^d the LadJ' Lewis Habitation the Primrose League. The speakers were Mr T. Hemsley, late Unionist can- ThT £ ? Orkney and Shetland, and Mr George Green, of the Tariff Reform League. Mr Austin Hughes presided, and remarked that he could not see why Aberaman should not have a strong Unionist following.—Mr George Green ^as introduced, and took the lanfr Keform question as his subject. They had had, he said, 65 years of Free trade, and there was nothing but misery, social unrest, and lock-outs in the country. The Government had ap- pointed a Labour advisor, but that had not improved the conditions. Mr As- quith had said that it was a good thing- to have goods imported from the for- eigner because it showed a prosperous trade. They why not get it all from the foreigner. He quoted Mr William Crooks, M.P., Mr Henderson, M.P., and' Mr Stephen Walsh, M.P., as being ia favour of a tariff. The British work- man was the most ski-lled person in the world. The speaker pointed. out the increase in trade under a tariff. England's trade with no tariff increased last year 7 per cent.; Germany under tariff 29 per cent., and the United States 35 per cent. Had protection ruined these countries? Our duty as citizens was to protect our workmen as other countries did.—Mr T. Hemsley said that they as a party had been Free Traders, but conditions had altered to- day. Another question he touched was the Insurance Scheme, in which he said no provision had been made is insta noes where the bread-winner was removed through death. This was not a new move to benefit the workmen, as they had banded together through the- clubs etc., before the Chancellor had thought of it. There were nresent om the platform:—Mr S. Cox (hon. sec., Aberaman Branch Conservative As- sociation), and Mr Brvchan Thomas (hon. sec., Aberdare Branch Conserve tive Association). A vote of thanks tc. the speakers and chairman was pro- posed by Mr James Thomas, and sec- onded by Mr J. Davies.—The same gen- tlemen addressed a meeting in Aber- dare on Wednesday. A vote of thankfc to both speakers was proposed by Coun- cillor A. P. Jones, who presided, and; seconded by Mr David Morgan.
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