BIRTHS, MARRIAGES and DEATHS. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. ]&I I-AIEDITH.-The parents, brothers and sisters of the late Benjamin Meredith, 1 Office Houses, Abernant, tender their sincere thanks to all friends for their kind sympathy to- wards them in their recent sad be- reavement and also for floral tributes received. HOLLO WAY— Mr. Holloway, of 22 Green Street, and family, gratefully acknowledge the many kind expres- sions of sympathy extended to them in their sad bereavement. ,01 Peace, perfect peace, with loved ones far away, In Jesu's keeping we are safe, and they." EVANS.—Mr Daniel Evans, 48 Hir- wain Road, Trecynon, and relatives, take this opportunity of expressing their heartfelt gratitude towards all friends for the kind expressions of sympathy extended to them in their iiad bereavement, and for floral tri- butes received. JONES.—Mrs. Eleanor Jones and chil- dren of the late Mr. John Jones, 9 David Street, Trecynon, beg to ac- knowledge the many messages of sym- pathy extended to them by their nu- merous friends in their sad bereave- ment. FRANCIS.—The widow and children of the late Mr. H. C. Francis, farrier, Aberdare, desire to tender their sin- cere thanks to all who sent message of sympathy to them in their recent bereavement, and also for floral tri- butes.
Services for Sunday Next. HIGHLAND Place Unitarian Church, Aberdare. Morning at 11 Even- ing at 6; Sunday School at 2.30. Preacher, Rev. E. T. Evans, Carmar- then. T^BEBNAOLE Cong. Church, JL Aberdare. Services, 11 a.m., and a p.m. Preacher, Rev. J. Morgan Jones, M.A., Pastor. BERD ARE BROTHERHOOD. A Special Open Sunday March 16. !.30 for 2.45, "The Book of Job," Re- cital by Fredk. Duxbury, Esq. Come and bring your wives anl triends. dls" at 11 and 6. Also on the Monday at 7.0 for 7.30. See advertisement. Don't miss this opportunity.
TO NEWSACENTS, CORRESPOND- ENTS AND ADVERTISERS. Next Thursday being the day pre- ceding Good Friday, the "Leader" will be published and forwarded to News- agents early on Thursday morning. All communications to be in hand by Wed- fiseday evening.
YNYSYBWL. TABERNACLE M.I.S. Mendel- ssohn" was the subject of a very inter- esting paper given by Mr W. S. Jones at the above society on Friday evening last. The Rev. A. Jones, B.A., presided, and Councillor James Evans spoke. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES. Zion English Baptist Church held their half- yearly meetings on Sunday last. The Rev. D. Griffiths (blind preacher), Col- wyn Bay, was unable to officiate owing to illness, and Principal Edwards, Car- diff, filled the vacancy. 37ERUSALEM Y.P.S. On Wednes- day evening, the 5th inst., Mrs (Rev.) I. Morris read an excellent paper on Home Influence on Character." Mr John Thomas presided, and Mrs D. T. Jarman, Misses M, Jones, M. A. Davies, and M. Parry, Messrs Daniel Davies, Rhys Jones, John Hughes, D. J. Rees, and D. T. Jarman, B.Sc., spoke. THE BACTERIA BEDS. At the Mountain Ash Council on Tuesday a letter from Messrs Williams Bros., contractors, was read, in which they pressed for a settlement of their claim for bridge and toelshed erected at the Ynvsybwl bacteria beds. The surveyor explained that the amount of the claim was .£4,0 odd, and they further asked for a rental of X5 per annum for a right of way to the beds.—Major Gray thought the amount rather heavy.—Eventually it was resolved to defer the question. SUNDAY SHOW. The inhabitants of Ynysybwl are highly indignant with the result of the prosecution of Mr Jacob Struct, who opened his cinema on a Sunday a few Veeks ago. It is alleged that Mr Studt, or his manager, was informed that it would be against the Council bye-laws to give a per- formance on a Sunday. The defence was that Mr Studt had had a seven days' license in some districts in England, and that he thought this license would en- title him to open in any part of the country. The summons against Mr Studt was dismissed with payment of his own costs.—Councillor D. Rogers, as will be seen in the Mountain Ash Council report, protested against the leniency of the bench in setting aside the bye-laws in that manner.
PENRHIWCEIBER. f.O.G.T. The members of the Pioneer Lodge held a social tea at the English Baptist Church. Trayholders: Miss Gladvs Peregrine, Miss Cassie Howells, Miss M. H. Payne, and Mr- Evans; cutters, Mr Walter Jones and Mrs Styley. The games were under the kupervision of Miss Cassie Howelle. Bros. James Halliday and Llewelyn Harris gave addresses. A vote of thanks to all who took part was proposed by Bro. George Pavne. Bro. John Powell. D.G.C.S., seconded, and Bro. Charles Archer supported. COMPETITIVE CONCERT. — (h Monday evening a most successful meet- ing was held at Moriah (C.M.), Miskin. There was a large audience. Adjudica- tors: Music, Mr David Lewis Richards; literature, Mr John Davies. -Piesident, Mr David Jones. List of awards: Solo under 10, Miss Rhoda Bevan; solo under 15, Miss Myfanwy Jones and Miss Edith Davies. equal; recitation under 13, Miss Dilys Mary Jones. Several gramophone wolos were rendered. A vote of thanks was proposed to the chairman and ad- judicators by Mr William Myrddin Hicks, seconded by the Rev. R. GwniTyn J ones. „ AN ENTERTAINMENT was held on Monday evening at Canaan English Congregational Church, Miskin, in con- nection with the Band of Hope Society under the supervision of Miss Smith, pastor. Mr J. H. Button presided over a large audience. The following is the programme: -Solo, "Thora," Mr Martin Tingle; recitations, Oliver Jenkins, M. Tynon, and Ifor Powell; chorus, Sun- lieam Song," Choir; recitation, Wynd- ham Jones; solo, Doris Thomas; dia- logue, Mary and Lizzie Rowlands; pianoforte solo, Miss Welsford; recita- tion6, Evan Rowlands, T. Allen, Martin Tingle, and Hilda Thomas; pianoforte solo. Miss Elsie Tidford; recitation, Cyril Robbins; solo, Leslie Clancy; re- citation, Mary Rowlands; solo, Martin citation, Mary Rowlands; solo, Martin Tingle; duet, Annie Lewis and M. L. Rowlands. POPULAR LECTURE. On Monday evening the last of the five popular lec- tures was delivered at the Workmen's Institute by Mr T. B. Curran, ex-Irish M.P. Councillor Evan Morris presided over a large attendance, and introduced the lecturer to the audience. The lec- turer dealt with his subject, Humour and Pathos in the House of Commons, in a very racy manner, and related in- cidents- humorous and pathetic —in connection with all the prominent poli- tical figures with whom he had come in contact, from the time of Lord Randolph Churchill to the present day. lie showed that he possessed a good know- ledge of things behind the scenes, and the manner in which the interest of the audience was maintained to the very end was proof of the enjoyment and satisfaction derived. The committee are to be heartily congratulated in hav- ing arranged such a series of fine lec- tures. Mr Ifor Davies, the secretary, performed his duties excellently. We hope to hear of Mr Curran coming to this district again.
ABERCWMBOI. CONCERT. On Monday night last an excellent concert was given by the Abercwmboi Prize Boys' Choir under the conductorship of Mr J. Eiddig Davies, A.T.S.C., at Bethlehem Hall. The hall was crowded. The president, Mr W. D. Lewis, Mountain Ash, regretted that such a number of persons had been dis- appointed in not securing a place in the hall. The following programme was given:—Song, King's Own," Master Willie Watkins, boy soprano, Mountain Ash, who has an exceptionally sweet voice; song, Miss Sarah Davies, Moun- tain Ash. This young lady possesses a rich contralto voice, and was heard to advantage in this solo. Song and chorus, "Welsh Air," Master David Morgan Rees and the choir. This item received a loud applause. Song, Make new friends," Madam Tedstone, Cwm- pennar, who gave a very effective ren- dering of this well-known song. l'enill- ion, Penrhaw," Master David Mor- gan Rees. This boy pos.sesses an ex- cellent voice, and if properly looked after will do well. Song. Neptune," Mr John B. Williams. Mountain Ash. An excellent rendering. The wonderful compass of Mr Williams' voice was shown to advantage. Action song by the Choir. In order to show the movements of the hands in imitating the different instruments the boys all wore white gloves. The boys were exceptionally smart in their movements. This item highly delighted the audience. Song, Tosti's Good-bye," Master Willie Wat- kins; song, Tit for Tat." Miss Davies; song and chorus, Hob y deri dando," Master D. Morgan Rees; song, Is Marriage a failure," Madam Tedstone; song, Mr John B. Williams. The last item was the rendering of the test piece, The Streamlet." The tone produced by the choir was excellent. The sopranos were brilliant. The altos were also rich in tone. The expression was very striking. This choir should do well on Easter Monday." The above re- marks were passed by a local conductor who was present. Mr Davies is to be complimented on the excellent training he has given to these boys. The accom- panists were Mr J. W. Evans, Adv.R.A.M. R.C.M., and Master Cledwyn Afan Jenkins, Abercwmboi. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded to all who took part. All the artistes rendered their services gratis.
CWMAMAN. THIS WEEK we are showing a very choice lot of Ladies' Millinery at reasonable prices. Also a nice lot of Ladies' Black Trimmed Hats, Tain Crown Hats, and Gipsy Love." Hats in all colours.—J. M. Evans', Gadlys. TRINITY YOUNG PEOPLE'S GUILD.—On Monday evening a paper was read by Master Haydn Thomas on Temperance." A discussion followed, in which Messrs S. Harwood, A. Ked- Ward, W. Tonkin, and the Rev. M. J. Thomas (pastor) took part. Mrs Broad presided. I.O.G.T. — On Tuesday evening a meeting of the Juvenile Order was held 1 at Trinity. Solos were given by Lizzie I Cochlin, Minnie Broad, Gwen Rowe, Florrie Broad, Mrs Broad. Recitations, I Tasker Reynolds, W. Coles. Duetts, Florrie and Minnie Broad and Mrs Lewis and Mrs Thomas. Mouth organ solo, Sam Barnett. Mr Jamas Haliday, I Chief Templar, presided. MORIAH AMAN C Y MDEIT HAS Y PLANT. On Tuesday evening Mr D. Evans presided. Solos were rendered by Bronwen Evans, Ella May Evans, Mary Phillips, Nancy Davies, Tommy Evans, Aeron Evans, Myrddin Isaac, and Is- lwyn Thomas. Recitations were given by I' Rhianon Lewis, Lizzie Hannah Howells, Eurfion Thomas, and Lewis Rees How- ells. Mr Evans gave a short address on David Livingstone." SOAR M.I.S. —A very large number attended the meeting on Tuesday even- ing to choose a Parliamentary candidate out of the following: --Liberal, Mr David Lloyd; Labour, Mr John Daniel; Conservative, Mr Isaac J. Evans. Three splendid speeches were given by them. Mr W. U. Llovd was the chairman. Mr Richard M. Lloyd acted as returning officer, and Mr John Jones and Mr J. R. Wilson as returning officer's clerks. The Liberal was announced to be the chosen candidate. The votes were as follows:—Liberal, 34; Labour. 16; oil- servative, 11.
CODREAMAN. SERVICES.— The 15th anniversary service was held on Sunday last at Bethany English Congregational Church, when stirring sermons were delivered by the Rev. D..D. Joseph, Mill Street Con- gregational Church, Newport tMon.). —On Monday evening a lecture was de- livered by the Rev. Gwilym Davies, M.A., Carmarthen, on The Churches of Wales and the Social Questions. Mr Davies dealt ably with his subject, and made an appeal to all the churches to support Temperance legislation, The Rev. T. Thomas, Noddfa, presided. Mr G. Lloyd proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the lecturer, which was sec- onded by Mr D. T. Doughton, Aber- aman.
ABERAMAN. TO ALL MOTHERS in Aberdare and District.—Why worry yourselves about getting Children's Dresses made i* We are showing this week the choicest selections of dresses from 24 inches to 36 inches long in all materials and shades. See our windows Thursday and Friday nights.— J. M. Evans', Gadlys. AERIAL. Out of 29 competitors at the Bwlchygroes Eisteddfod, Cardigan- shire, held March 5th, Mr David Griffiths (Dewi Aeron) won on the ode to the Airship." CYMANFA REHEARSAL. On Mon- day evening last at Gwawr (B.) a re- hearsal was held. The choir comprised members from Gwawr; Seion, Cwm- aman; and Salem, Godreaman. Mr D. Rees, Cwmaman, conducted. The Rev. W. T. Francis presided.
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CWMBACH. LENTEN. At St. Mary Magdalene's Church on Tuesday the special preacher was the Rev. George Thomas, B.A., curato of Mountain Ash. I.O.G.T. On Wednesday night at Bryn Seiou Vestry a temperance meet- ing was held under the auspices of the I.O.G.T. The Rev. R. H. Davies, B.A., presided, and Mr David Walters was the Chief Templar. Mr S. Hughes, Wrex- ham, gave a brief review of the work done by the I.O.G.T. in the country.
ABERDARE. EVERYBODY'S DOING IT! WHAT? Patronising the new Boot Store opposite the Post Office. The only shop in town showing latest styles, shapes, and half sizes.—Lewis, 1, Canon Street. CYMANFA REHEARSAL was held on Monday evening last at Seion (W.) Church. The circuit was well represen- ted, and the singing was of a high standard. Mr E. Rowland Jones, A.C., Penygraig, conducted the singing, and Mr David Bryant, Hirwain was the or- ganist. I.O.G.T. The Pride of Aberdare Lodge was opened on Wednesday by Bro. Leonard Cook, and Bro Archie Price read the minutes, which were adopted. Miss J. Jones, Belle Vue, Trecynon, was initiated as member. The evening took tho form of a Sing say or penny pay, which created much merriment. A re- port of the visit to the Abercwmboi Temperance meeting was given by Bro. Cook, G.T.. and Sister Arnold, Chap- lain. Bro. W. Price is the F. Sec. YSTORI'R STREIC." Last Mon- day evening at Silba Hall Mr Beriah Gwynfe Evans' drama, "Ystori'r Streic," was enacted by the Cynon Dramatic Society for the fourth time. The success of the previous performances was repeated—a splendid house and first-class acting. These amateur drama- tists are to be complimented on their histrionic abilities. This performance was for the benefit of Mr J. J. Davies I (Myfyr Arthen), who is now studying at Carmarthen Preparatory School. Mr James litans was the secretary of the ^AUCTION SALE. — Mr Winstone Rees conducted a sale of licensed houses, shops, etc-, at the Boot Hotel, on Wed- nesday afternoon. The first lot, viz., the Locomotive Inn, Duke Street, had been sold privately by the vendors. No. 17, Duke Street was withdrawn at X510. r\'h. Railway Bar was also withdrawn. For No. 38, Commercial Street, let to Mr John Williams, .£800 was offered, but tho property was not sold. No. 34, Commercial Street, formerly known as the Lord Raglan, was sold to Mrs Wat- kins, Dare Villas, for £ 1,000. Bids up to J21.150 were offered for No. 35, Com- mercial Street, occupied by Mr Jones, at which figure it was withdrawn. No. 36, Commercial Street (Messrs Eastman, Ltd.) was withdrawn at J6850, and No. 38, Seymour Street (lately known as the Napiers' Arms), together with a piece of land, were withdrawn at J2350. Mr W. R. Edwards was the solicitor for the vendors. GREEN ST. CHURCH MISSION — The monthly coffee supper was held on Saturday last, and was a great success, the attendance being very good. Mr. Kimpton presided. The following pro- gramme was rendered:-Recit, "Child- hood," Irene Griffiths; song, "Thora, Willie Jones; song, "Come back to Erin," Mrs. M. J. Jones; song, "Meet me to-night," Mr. A. E. Kimpton; song and chorus, Mrs. Kimpton; read- ing, "Lucy Grey," Irene Griffiths; song, Mr. M. Bellingham; recit, "A Son's Denial," Mr. A. E. Kimpton; duet, "Master and Man," Messrs. G. Grif- fiths and J. Jones; song, Mrs. L. Ed- wards; song, Mr. Dai Jenkins; song, "Miner's Dream," Mr. A. E. Kimpton. During the evening refreshments were handed round by Mrs. Kimpton and Mrs. Rake. Mr. G. H. Templeman was accompanist. C.E.T.S.—A meeting of the Aber- dare Branch of the Church of England Temperance Society was held at the Memorial Hall on Monday evening. The Ile" D. J. Rowland, B.A., pre- sided. Mr. A. E. Kimpton, the hon. secretary, delivered another of a series of lectures on the Temperance question, taking as his subject "Alcohol: what the doctors say." In the course of a very interesting and instructive ad- dress the speaker referred to the great change which had taken place in medi- cal opinion and practice of late years with reference to the use of alcohol in the treatment of disease, and quoted numerous statistics shewing the de- creasing use of alcohol in hospitals, etc. In proposing a hearty vote of thanks to Mr. Kimpton, the chairman referred to his (Mr. Kimpton's) impend- ing departure to take up the duties of Organising Secretary for the C.E.T.S. in the Diocese of Peterborough, and ex- pressed his appreciation of his services in connection with the Aberdare Branch, adding that he hoped every success would attend his efforts in his new sphere of labour. These senti- ments were briefly endorsed by Messrs. J. R. Thomas and J. Prichard, and the motion was carried unanimously. Mr. Kimpton, in a few well chosen words, re- turned thanks, and expressed his own indebtedness for the privilege given him in this parish tdfcdd to his experience in temperance work. OBITUARY.—Mr. H. C. Francis, farrier. Dean Street, Aberdare, passed away on March 5th. Mr. Francis was a native of Merthyr, but had resided in Aberdare for 21 years. He was treasurer of the National Master Far- riers' Association (Aberdare branch). He took a keen interest in local sport. He was intimately connected with the now defunct Aberdare Amateur Rugby Club, and also was very prominent in connection with the local Horse Shows. Mr. Francis was very successful in var- ious shoeing competitions held all over the country, and also acted as judge at many important contests. He was a member of the Executive of the East Glamorgan Agricultural Society. Mr. Francis was only 45 years of age. He leaves a widow and five children, with whom great sympathy is felt. The in- terment took place on Saturday at Cefn Cemetery, the cortege proceeding by road via Llwydcoed. The mourners were: John and Penrhyn Francis, sons; William and John Francis, Mer- thyr, brothers; Frank Griffiths, Mer- thyr, uncle; William Dyke, John Evans, David Evans, and Evan Evans, all of Merthyr, nephews; Councillor William Lewis, Wm. Davies, John Francis, and Howell Howells, Brynamman; Jack and Ivor Lewis, Merthyr; Frank Jellyman, Merthyr; J. A. Evans, Aberdare; Wm. Owen, Merthyr; Thomas, Bert and Ernest Lloyd, Aberdare, oousins. The bearers were > Messrs. Fred. Caldicott, Alec Cameron, E. J. Lewis, Mountain Ash; Fred J. Allen, David Davies, Mountain Ash; Phillip Williams, Ponty- pridd; Willie Thomas and Duncan JefFries. The Rev. J. Lewis Jenkins, Trinity, officiated. Messrs. John Mor- gan and Son (Aberdare), Ltd., were the undertakers. Wreaths were sent as follows:—1, His sorrowing wife; 2, children; 3, baby; 4, Mervyn; 5, Mr. A. B. Cousins; 6, Aunt Sarah and John 7 Mr and Mrs Fred J. Allen; 8, Brother and Sister, Jack and Amy; 9, his workmen 10. Messrs. James and Ted Ruther; 11, Miss Tudor; 12, Sun- day School Class, Trinity; 13, Aberdare Branch of Farriers' Association; 14, Mr and Mrs. Tom Moss; 15, Mr. Philip Williams, Pontypridd; 16, Mr. Arthur Jones, Vet. Surgeon; 17, Nephew and j Niece. Will and Edith.
TRECYNON. THE ANNUAL SALE of Wallpaper, Furniture, and Ironmongery at W. H. Jones', 1, Mill Street, Trecynon, is now on. THIS WEEK we are showing a very choice lot of Ladies' Millinery at reasonable prices. Also a nice lot of Ladies' Black Trimmed Hats, Tam Crown Hats, and Gipsy Love." Hats in all colours.—J. M. Evans', Gadlys. OBITUARY. On Thursday last after a prolonged illness Mr John Jones. 9, David Street, passed away at the age of 53 years. The deceased was a native of Llanybyther, but bad long been a resident of Trecynon. The deceased was a. most upright man and highly esteemed. He had occupied various offices at Carmel Chapel, where he was a very faithful member. He leaves a widow, two sons, and a daughter to mourn his .loss. The interment took place at the Aberdare Cemetery on Mon- day, the officiating minister being th«d Rev. H. T. Stephens, Carmel. The chief mourners were: -:Messrs J. Oliver Jones, D. Rees Jones, sons; Mr and Mrs Chiv- prs, daughter; Messrs Rees Jones, Wil- liam Jones, T. Jones, H. Jones, David Jones, and E. Jones, brothers; Miss Margaret Jones, sister; Rev. N. Wil- liams, Ammanford; Messrs E. Wil- liams, Hengoed, brothers-in-law; D. C. Williams, father-in-law; Francis Wil- liams. uncle; Mr and Mrs David Wil- liams, Treorchy; Madame Kate Jones', L.R.A.M., Treorchy; Mr and Mrs Ben- jamin Williams, Treherbert, cousins; Miss Hannah Williams, Treherbert, niece; Mrs Ann Edwards, Cwmparc; Mr and Mrs John Jones, Cwmdare; Mr W. Jones, Cwmdare, uncle. Much sym- pathy is felt for the family. They were recipients of numerous letters of con- dolence.
MOUNTAIN ASH. HIBERNIAN BAND SMOKER. —The I Hibernian Band Institute have held very successful smoking concerts during the season, and on Tuesday evening the closing function of the season took place. Mr C. Bramage, Pontypridd, pr&ided over a large gathering of mem- bers. Songs were given by Mr Floyd (comedian); Mr Bob Jones (Tonypandy), and Mr W. Davies. The singing of the National Anthem brought the evening to a close. THE PALACE.—Mr. Bert Richards, the manager of Haggar's Palace, Moun- tain Ash, is giving his patrons some "good stuff" this week again as is his usual practice, and the people are not slow to recognise a good programme when it is put before them. The pic- tures this week have been excellent. In the dramatic line one would find it hard to beat the "Mystery of a Grandfather's Clock," whilst the American Indian picture, "Chief White Eagle," is well worth seeing. During the end of the week there will be a complete change of programme, and for next week there will be a dramatic picture dealing with the great White Slave Traffic. The title can be seen on the bills. We would advise all lovers of pictures to see this picture, which deals with a question which demands the best attention of the public to-day.
PENRHIWCEIBER. TABERNACLE. The pulpit of Tabernacle Welsh Baptist Chapel, Yn- ysybwl, was occupied on Sunday last by Air R. Edwards, University College, Cardiff. 6 C.U.MEL M.I.S. — A splendid debate S\ should Welsh be taught in schools took place on Thursday last at Carmel Hall. The affirmative was taken by Mr Morris Hughes, and the negative by Mr Ifor Davies. Several members spoke, and on the vote being put to the meeting the negative carried. The chairman was Mr R. G. Williams. HEBRON. On Sunday last Hebron Sunday School held their quarterly anniversary services. Solos were ren- dered by Messrs D. Lloyd, R. Rosser, J. Jones, D. Richards, and \Y. Harrv Ivecitations by Kitty Lloyd, Myfanwv 1 Joy a, Sarah Jones, M. Harry, and Katie Harry. The chair was occupied by Mr Llewelyn Jones, who gave a very appropriate address. The accom- panists were Messrs J. Jones and T. Jones. AN ENTERTAINMENT in connection v''th tlic Band of Hope Society of Hope iV IX was given on Monday night, Mr Albert Evans presiding. The programme was as follows: -Prayer, Mr Edward Wrench; recitation. Clarence Lvans; solo. Sarah Jones; recitation w Har,ris: recitation, William Wakefield; solo, Annie Thomas; recita- tion, Mrs H. Smith; recitation, Gladys Evans; solo, Ethel Wakefield; recitation. James Bryant: cornet solo, Mr Herbert Smith; recitation, Elsie Bridgeman; solo, Elsie Evans. Two books were pre- sented by Mr Albert Evans (vice-presi- dnt) to Elsie Evans and William Wake- ii i, r £ °°d conduct and attendance at the Hand of Hope meetings. Both re- sponded very suitably. CHAMBER OF TRADE. The fort- nightly meeting of the above chamber Toit (.m Wednesday evening, March loth, Mr J. P. Davies presiding. Other members present were: Councillors T. Eyans, J.P., Evan Morris, Guardian John Williams, Messrs J. Fanthan, M. Freed- man, T. J. Clancy, S. Bond, T. Evans E. E. Williams, H. E. Morris, T. j! Bryer, with Mr Marcus Davies, secretary. -In reference to the movement to obtain county court offices for the lower dis- trict, on the motion of Guardian Wil- liams, seconded by Mr S. Bond, it was resolved to inform the Mountain Ash and Abercynon Chambers of what had been done by this chamber.-With re- gard to the deputation to wait upon the secretary of the Penrikyber Collierv with the object of having a reduction in the price of coal, the matter was, on the proposition of Councillor Morris del erred to the next meeting.—The next item was: HTo consider forwarding a petition to the District Council in tavour of the proposed alteration of 1 enrhiwceiber Road' to King's Road.' Inasmuch as all the householders of that district had not yet signed, it was decided to get their signatures by the next meeting.—The closing of shops during the Easter holidays was con- sidered next. On the motion of Mr M. Freedman. seconded by Councillor Morris, it was agreed to keep open on Thursday until 7 o'clock, and close on Good Friday and Easter Monday.—In reference to the dangerous position of the road adjoining the Quarter Mile Bridge, the yiairman remarked that the defect had now been remedied.—The need for better postal facilities at Pen- rhiwceiber was again brought on, and on the proposition of Mr Freedman, it was resolved to again write the secre- tary of the Workmen's Institute Com- mittee urging him to bring the matter forward before his committee as soon as possible.
ABERCYNON. FORWARD MOVEMENT. — On Thursday evening last a paper was read at the Forward Movement Hall under the auspices of the Young People's So- ciety by Miss Gertie Price on Franees Ridley Havergal." The chair was taken bv Mr W. John. PERSONAL. Mr David Jones, re- siding at 2, Nash Street, was seriously injured at the local colliery early on Tuesday morning. He was working on the evening shift, and sustained severe injuries to the spine. He was removed on Tuesday evening to the Cardiff In- firmary. LECTURE. On Saturday night a very interesting lantern lecture was given at the Forward Movement Hall on What Nelson Did." The chair was occupied by Mr J. P. Davies, and the lecturer was Mr W. John. Mr W. J. Price and Mr Bert Jones manipulated the lantern. ORCHESTRAL DANCE. — A grand dance was held at the Abercynon Work- men's Hall on Wednesday night in con- nection with the Abercynon Orchestral Society. The 1LC.'s were Messrs W. G. Powell, Sam Hughes, and W. Lloyd. The orchestra rendered several selection under the able baton of Mr D. T. Theo- philus. TABERNACLE Y.P.S. — A tea and concert were held on Wednesday evening at Tabernacle. Trayholders: Mis Wil- liams, Argyle Street; Miss Emily Davies, Miss M. Davies, Miss Lizzie W illiams. Miss Afrena Ebenezer, Miss H. Humphreys, Miss Nellie Jones, and Miss Jennie Howells. The cutters were: Mrs E. Francis, Mrs T. Morgans, and M r *I)a vid Jones. The tea. makers were: I Mr John Jones, South Street, and Mr Tom Prosser. and other assistance was given by Messrs John Jones. Teifv, House; Evan Rees Edwards. Hugh Ro- berts, W. Owen Evans, R. Roberts, Mr Bennett. Miss Hannah Evans, Miss B. Mainwaring, Mrs (Rev.) W. Jones, Mrs D. J. Price, and- Mrs W. T. Humphreys. After the tea a concert was held under the presidency of the Rev. W. Jones (pastor). Mr Henry Jones was the con- ductor, and Mr W. T. Humphreys pre- sided at the organ. The Rev. W Jolies (Myrddin Hael) opened the concert with an eloquent address on Saint Davi'd." The Male Voice Party of the church, led by Mr E. R. Edwards, then gave a fine rendering of Mi welaf mown adgof," followed by a solo by Miss Jennie Howells, and a recitation, Y Stori Gyffredin," by Miss Winnie Jones. Mr E. Francis (Cynonlanc) rendered a solo, Llewelyn," and Mr S. Haydn Jones (Ab Rheidiol) recited Y Cynghor." The Male Voice Party (Meibion Gwyllt Gwalia.) gave a render- ing of Y Gwenith Gwyn." The Rev. Richard Williams, Aberdare, the prin- cipal speaker of, the evening, was crowned by the bards in commemoration of the old Saint. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. Jones, who held the sword over "Dewi Sant" (Rev. R. Williams) amidst loud answers of patriotic scenes and loud answers of Oes" to Myrddin Hael's A oes heddweh ?" The bards were Messrs Daniel Fenwick, Llwyncelyn; D. Humphreys, E. Gladstone Humphreys, E. R. Edwards, W. E. Thomas, Henry Jones, and the two rev. gentlemen. Mr Henry Jones (Gomer) gave a rendering of "penillion" on appropriate topics. The Rev. Richard Williams then gave an excellent address on "Dewi Sant," tracing the history of the Welsh from the early periods to modern times. The ladies' choir (Merched Glan Morganwg), ably led by Mrs W. T. Humphreys, ren- dered Ar hyd y nos," Miss Elsie Davies providing the accompaniments. Mr J. E. Jones (Ap Dewi) gave a solo, and Mr E. Francis a recitation. Mr Dan Williams (Eos Dyfrig) also gave a solo. The ladies' choir then rendered Ym- daith Gwyr Harlech," and concluded the concert with Hen Wlad fy Nhad- au." The Rev. W. Jones moved a vote of thanks to the Rev. Richard Williams
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THE LOVE OF A DOLLAR PRINCESS. Harry Conder, an eccentric multi- millionaire of New York, whets the Yankee craze for novelty by engaging only titled Britishers as his servants. For instance, Sir James Macgregor is the footman; the Duke of Stonehenge the butler, and the Earl of Quorn is the groom. Though Harry Conder ap- pears eccentric to all, he is really work- ing this scheme for a purpose. His sis- ter, Alice Conder, like many women of her rank, thinks that the almighty dollar will move heaven and earth, but in this case it does not even move the mere man, and a servant, too with whom she has fallen madly in love— t Freddy Fairfax—another gentleman of the aristocracy. In this luxurious home Fairfax alone refuses to flatter his mistress; indeed his method of taming the proud, spirited girl is to be even rude to her. This makes Alice Conder not only angry, but even more in love with him. Finally she informs him that she will marry him. It is her whim —she will buy him for her husband. What happens then will be seen and heard at the New Theatre, Moun- tain Ash, on Thursday, March 28th, for three nights only. Messrs Robert Macdonald and T. B. Young will present The Dollar Princess by arrangement with Mr George Ed- wardes, after three years' successful tour in the Midlands and North of England. This phenomenal at- traction was even a greater attraction than The Merry Widow," which was its predecessor at the Daly's Theatre, Loudon. All are reminded to book their seats early for this great show. Box office now open.
MOUNTAIN ASH COUNCIL NOMINATIONS. Duffryn Ward Wm. Millar.* Darrenlas W'd, Rev. E. V. Tidman* Miskin Ward John Powell* Penrhiwceiber Ward, Evan Morris* Abercvnon Ward T. W. Jones* Ynvsvbwl Ward, Dr R. D. Morgan* Not a single contest will therefore take place. -r
ABERCYNON POLICE COURT. Thursday, March 13th.-Before Sir T. Marchant Williams (Stipendiary) and Mr. T. W. Jones. OBSTRUCTION .-John Andrews ami Alfred Turner, Ynvsvbwl, were charged with obstructing the street by fighting. -P.C. Bennett said there was a crowd standing round the combatants, and some persons were inciting the men to go on fighting. Turner was bleeding profusely from the mouth, and com- plained that he had been set upon by Andrews. Witness added that he failed to get the names,and addresses of the people who incited the defendants to fight.-Andrews was fined 40s. and costs and Turner 20s. including costs. INDECENT LANGUAGE. Annie Moore, Ynysboeth, was ordered to pay 5s. and costs for using indecent lan- inia^e in Pentwvn Avenue. ENGLISH CONSTABLE AND WELSH LANGUAGE.—Margt. Evans, Main Road, Tyntetown, was summoned for using indecent language.—P.C. Ros- siter was about to give evidence w hen the defendant said she could not speak a word of English.—Stipendiary (to the constable) Do you understand Welsh -No.-Stipendiary: Then how do you know the language she used was filthy and indecent? I suppose you think that everv word in the Welsh language is filthy ?* (Laughter.)—P.C. Rossiter: I understand a little,Stipendia. Do you know the Welsh word for book, for instance ?—No, sir. Defendant (in Welsh): I did not use bad words. I am 53 years of age, and the mother of 13 children.—Stipendiary There's noth- ing in that. Really you must, have Welsh classes here, and we'll pick out all the bad words in the Welsh lan- guage.—Mr. T. W. Jones And the con- stables must attend.—Stipendiary (to constable) You don't know what she said.—Constable: She said "b——— Stipendiary: But that is not a Welsh worn. The case is dismissed on pay- ment of costs. BAD LANGUAGE. Joseph Wil- liams, Ynysybwt, was ordered to pay 10s. and costs for using indecent language. The constable said that de- fendant had to be ejected from Studt's Show for making use of bad language. I STIPENDIARY AND SUNDAY TRADING. Alfred Vardi and Giov- anni Franchi, Abercynon, were sum- moned for Sunday trading.-P.& Clynch deposed he saw boys coming out of dao. fendants' shops carrying packets of sweets. The defendants admitted hav- ing served the boys.SU inbmjdaat Rees explained that there had. been, a number of complaints concerning Sun- day trading, and the chapels were also agitating regarding the same matter.— Stipendiary: Are the chapels afraid that their custom will be taken away p Why don't they teach people to beep the Sabbath. I think you should take out summonses against the ministers (Laughter.)—The Clerk remarked that the police had taken out summonses against the shop-keepers who did the biggest trade. The police would be guided in future with what the Bench would^ do in these cases.—Stipendiary: J don't see why people should not have sweets on Sunday.—The cases were dis- missed on payment of costs. > IRELAND V. WALES. Michael Fenton, Penrhiwceiber, charged with being drunk and disorderly, said this was his first offence, and he took a drop to celebrate the football match between Ireland and Wales at Swansea.-Fined 10s and costs.—David Roberts, drunk in Miskin, 10s and costs; David Hvans, Abercynon, 10s and costs. STRAY CATTLE.—For allowing eight cattle to stray on Pontypridd Road, Wal- ter Davies, farmer, Ynysybwl, was. or- dered to pay 8s and costs—Mr Bruce, Pontypridd, defended. THEFT OF COAL. — Mary Griffiths (married woman) and Annie Herbert U5) were charged at the instance of P.C. Rossiter with stealing coal from a truck in Ynysboeth Siding, the property ofi the Penrikyber Colliery Company.—Mrs Griffiths was ordered to pay 10s, and the other defendant 5s. EJECTMENT. Mr Gwilym Jones. Mountain Ash, applied for an ejectment order against Mrs Parker, 161, Penrhiw- ceiber Road.Granted.
new Theatre. MOUNTAIN ASH. Proprietors Messrs. Nixon's Workmen. Secretary Mr. W. Lewis Smith. Manager Mr. John Caraow. Thursday, Good Friday & Saturday, WH 27, 28 & 29. I Stupendous Attraction. Mr. ROBERT MAODONALDIS Company In The Dollar I Princess. FINE MUSIC. BEAUTIFUL COSTUMES. SUPERB DANCING. BOOK YOUR SEATS EARLY. Box Office now open at Ika Library,
j DEMISE. We regret to record the death of Mrs Maggie Hill, wife of Mr Bert Hill, and the eldest daughter of Mr Daniel Morris, 15, Belmont Terrace, where she resided. Deceased was 24 years of age, and had been ill for over 18 months. Much sympathy is felt with the family in their bereavement. A REHEARSAL was held on Monday evening last at Libanus, C.M., in con- nection with the Cymanfa Ganu. Beth- ania and Nazareth, Aberdare; Libanus; Hebron; Ebenezer, Cwmbach; and Soar, Cwmaman, were represented. The con- ductor was Councillor William Rees, and the accompanist Mr Beddoe Stephens, FOOTBALL. Aberaman Athletic A.F.C. journeyed to Troedyrhiw on Thursday last to play a Welsh League match. Aberaman were represented by the same team that defeated Rhos. Troedyrhiw led at the interval by the only goal scored. After the change of ends Aberaman equalised through J. Thomas. The game ended in a draw of one goal each. The homesters were: Goal, B. Munday; backs. W. Owen and T. G. Cumner (captain 1; half-backs, J. R. James, T. Finn, G. Key; forwards, J. Thomas, J. Evans, T. Howells, C. Silver- thorne, and W. A. Vater. SARON Y.P.S. The meeting on Tuesday night took the form of a mock election. Mr D. R. Phillips acted as presiding officer. The four candidates were: Messrs Thomas Brans (Liberal); Thomas Edwards (Conservative); Thomas M. Lloyd (Socialist); Miss Annie Olwen Harris (Suffragette). A good num- ber of tho politicians present put questions to the candidates, especially in reference to the Nationalisation of Land and Welsh Disestablishment. After a most heated discussion a vote was taken, which resulted in favour of the Liberal being elected by a huge majority. DEATH AND INTERMENT. The mortal remains of the late Miss Beatrice Powell, of 250, Cardiff Road, were in- terred at the Aberdare New Cemetery on Tuesday last. Deceased, who was 2S years of age, passed away on Friday of last week. The lte-r. D. J. Arthur, B.A., officiated. The appended were the mourners:—First coach, Mr E. Powell, father; Mrs J. Gibbon; 2nd coach, Messrs W. R. Powell, Edwin Powell, and G. Powell, brothers; T. Powell, J. Everett, and J. Rule, uncles; 3rd coach, Messrs W. Hobbs and W. R. Powell, uncles; Alfred Hobbs, Arthur Hobbs, and William Hobbs (junior), cousins; 4th coach, Messrs W. R. Cottle, T. Cottle, Richard Dobbs, J. Dobbs, and R. H. Everett, cousins; 5th coach, Messrs T. Davies, G. H. Moses, and A. Crocker, cousins. Wreaths were sent by Messrs George and Edwin Powell and Mr and Mrs W. R. Powell, and a bunch of flow- ers by Mrs Millard. Somerset. OCTOGENARIAN'S DEATH. Mrs Jane Lewis, wife of Mr Lewis Lewis, of 19, Sunny Bank Street, passed away on Wednesday of last week. Deceased was very much respected, and an old inhabi- tant of the place. She was 85 years of age, and was a faithful member of Bethel (B.) Chapel. Abernant, but re- cently obtained a transfer to Ynyslwyd. She leaves a husband and two daughters. The interment took place on Monday last at the Aberdare Cemetery. The Rev. J. Griffiths, Calfaria, Aberdare, was the officiating minister. The appended were the bearers:—Messrs John Jones and David James, representing Bethel, Aber- nant; William Evans and Daniel Jones, representing Ynyslwyd. The mourners were: First coach, Mr Lewis Lewis, husband; Mrs S. A. Powell and Mrs T. Joseph, daughters; Miss Mary J. Lewis, grand-daughter; Mrs Williams, New Tredegar, and Mrs D. Evans, Mill Street, sisters; 2nd coach, Mrs Jenkins, Trevor Street; Mrs Hughes. Penygraig; Mrs James, Bristol; Mrs David Jones, Wind Street, and Mrs J. Jones,, Tanybryn Street, nieces; Mr David BTans, Mill Street, brother-in-law; 3rd coach, Mrs Tom Evans, grocer; Mrs David Evans, Mrs Silas Evans, Cwmdare Miss Maggie Evans, Aberdare, nieces; 1th coach, Mrs It. Morris and Mrs Marshall, Abernant, and Mrs J. Rees, cousins. Also Messrs G. L. Watkins. Caerphilly, grand-son; Tom Joseph, son-in-law; David Evans, Isaac Evans, Silas Evans, Samuel James Jenkins, Samuel Hughes, Penygraig; David Rees. Llanddewi-brefi; Edwin Rees and Tom Davies, Abercynon; Richard Morris and T. Morris, Aberdare; J. Lewis, Abernant. nephews.
for his able services, and also to the I artistes and assistants at the tea. A vote of thanks to the chairman was also accorded. The secretarial duties were carried out by Mr W. Ellis Thomas and Mr S. Haydn Jones.