A Boon to Ladies! npj begs to announce that he has opened a Ladies Hairdressing # JL Saloon at 21 Canon Street, Aberdare, where Ladies can have their Hair Dressed, Cut, Singed and Shampooed by a THOROUGH PRACTICAL LONDON HAIRDRESSER. A Trial Solicited, when the utmost satisfaction is Guaranteed. All kinds of Ornamental Hairwork done on the Premises. Also a Gentlemen's Private Saloon has been added, which will be a Boon to Gentlemen. Note the Address:- The kterdare ladies' and Gentlemen's Hairdressing Saloons, 21 CANON STREET, ABERDARE. r ':t Prepaid Small Advertisements. Inserted at the following specially low rates One week. 3 wks. 6 wks. s. d. s. d. s. d. 16 words 0 6 1 0 1 6 24 „ 0 9 1 6 2 3 32 1 0 2 0 3 0 40 1 3 2 6 3 9 48 1 6 3 0 4 6 These cha rgefc apply only to the follow- ing classes 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. ilTUATlONi VACANT. BATH AND BOILER ATTENDANT The Committee of the Aberaman Workmen's Hall and Institute, invite appli- cations for the above post. Wages JE2 per week, with extra 4/- for Sunday duty during Bathing Season 7 a.m to 10 a.m. For full particulars and conditions of employment see Mr J. Jones on the premises. Must be capable of life-saving. State full experience, age, qualifications, and give testimonials and references. Canvassing a disqualification. Applications to be in before 6 p.m on Friday, June 20th, endorsed Swimming," to W. W. PRICE, Secretary. A FEW good energetic men to retail 011 and hardware goods.—Write, Oil, "Leader" Office. A DAY GIRL, about 14. Other maid kept.—Apply, Mrs. Lloyd, grocer, Aberdare. AN Experienced General. Must have good references. — Apply after 6 p.m., Paris House, Aberdare. "=-='=O'- FOR SALE. THREE Houses, One Shop included, Abernant Road. Excellently situated, good condition. Bargains. Reason, owners leaving Aberdare. Apply for particulars and inspection by letter, 3 H., "Leader" Office. A FISH and Chip Business in la Canal Terrace, Cwmbach. Owner leaving owing to ill-health.— Apply above address. SECOND-HAND TIMBER, suitable for fencing, fowl-houses, and other purposes.—Apply Samuel A. Tinney, Taff Vale Coal Yard (late E. L. Da vies), Aberdare. SAWDUST at Is. per sack.—Apply S Samuel A. Tinney, Taff Vale Wharf, Aberdare. SEMI-DETACHED Villa at Cwm- ks aman. Bathroom, hot and cold. Large garden.—H. Evans, Ironmonger, Cwmaman. LARGE quantity manure. Will load into truck, and if necessary will contract yearly supply .-Apply, Old Mill Yard, Aberdare. BUYS FISH and CHIP Business, opposite new Tram Terminus, Cwmaman. All fittings. New beginner taught.—Apply on Premises Evenings. TO be Sold by Private Treaty, 1 Graig Place, Aberdare, now in occupation of Mrs. Reynolds at tl per month.—Apply, 1 G., "Leader" Office, Aberdare. PURE Bred Airedale. Cheap, 1 year 10 months.—Apply 16 Tanybrvn Street. n_ TWO Four-Wheeled Bread Vans. Float. 3 Flat Carts. Butcher or Baker's Covered Cart. Milk Churns. Cob, Pony, & Harness.—Collyer, Auc- tioneer, Mountain Ash. WALLPAPERS from ljd. per roll. Any quantity, large or >mali, supplied at Wholesale Prices. Our ttook 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 MUSICAL. A ft* GUINEA KARN Organ, 21 stops. 12 sets of reeds, handsome solid walnut case, with bevelled plate mirror. Quite new. gC26 cash. Exceptional Baigain.—Harmston and Co., 7 Cardiff St., Aberdare. O Q GUINEA Cottage Overstrung UO Piano in Rosewood Case (1912 Model). Complete Iron Frame. Tape Check. Overdamper Action. Full Trichord. Special Bargain. Price, C21 cash.—Harmston & Co., Music Stores,' Aberdare. I I QA GUINEA Rosewood Piano, Full UU Iron Frame (new October, 1912). Special. Reduced Price, £ 19 cash.— Harmston and Co., Aberdare. A MASSIVE, Strong Upright Iron Frame, Full Trichord Grand Piano in Walnut Case, Plain Panels. Powerful Tone, as new. Only used for one season's hire. A Real Bargain. E20 cash.—Harmston and Co., The Music Dealers, Aberdare. -+- OA GUINEA Walnut Upright Piano. £ \J with Two Marqueterise Panels. Returned from Hire. Suit Beginner. Easy Toucli and Good Tone. Special Cash Price. £ 16.—Harmston and Co., Ai-ierdarei TAKES in Exchange, a good Walnut JL Upright Piano by Spencer, Lon- don, in excellent condition. A bright, frM-toned instrument. Bargain price, E12 cash.—Harmston's Music Saloon, Aberdare. TAKEN in Exchange, Piano by D'Almaine and Co., London. Walnut Case. Gilt Incised Panel. Carved Trn ss. Good Tone and Touch. I To Clear. A Bargain. £ 10 cash. Harmston's. Aberdare. SITU ATI ONS'WANTED. t WANTED light situation as Under- Nurse in gentleman's or business- man's family. Age 16. Capable of plain sewing, <fec. Well recommended.—Apply 42, LEADER Office. TO LET. DOUBLE-FRONTED Shop, High JLF Street, Aberdare.-Appl- D.F., "Leader" Office, Aberdare. ITTING-ROOM and bedroom to suit 1 ks one or two gentlemen. Very central.—Apply 82, "Leader" Office. -0- COMFORTABLE Lodgings for one C or two respectable men.—Apply, G: "Leader" Office, Aberdare. -0_- IMPORTANT TO COW KEEPERS: Excellent grazing land for cattle at Duffryn Dare.—Apply R. H. Miles and Sons, Aberdare. SITTING Room and Bedroom for one or two gentlemen.—Apply X.A., "Leader" Office. SITTING Room and Bedroom. Bath, h. & c. Suitable for two gentle- men friends.—Apply, 29 Stuart Street. MOUNTAIN Ash Stables to let, Canal bank. Three excellent stalls and use of yard. Rental, 4/- weekly.—Apply, Jones, Glenside, Parade, Pontypridd. BAKERY to Let in Trevor Street, Aberdare.—Apply, Mr. W. Emer- son Williams, solicitor, Aberdare. HAIRDR ESSER'S Shop, High St~ Aberdare.—Apply Rock Brewery. PARTMENTS or Board Resi- A dence for one or two gentlemen friends. Bath, hot and cold.—Ap- ply A.B., "Leader" Office. 'OJ _to. BUSINESS FOR DISPOSAL. OLD Established Grocery and Pro- vision Business in populous dis- trict. In present hands over 30 years. Well fitted shop, dwelling house, etc. Lease at moderate rent.—Apply to T. D. Williams, 10 Canon Street, Aber- dare. Aberdare Education Committee. TENDERS are invited for the erection of JL a Domestic Subjects Centre in Wind Street, and Alterations to No. 2 Springhill Villas, Aberdare. Drawings may be seen and copy of the Specifications and Bill of Quantities obtain- ed on application to the Architect, J. Llewellin Smith, 7 Victoria Square, on deposit of 22 2s. Sealed Tenders endorsed "Tender, Domes- tic Subjects Centre," to be sent to me by the 24th inst. The Committee does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any Tender. T. BOTTING, Direotor, Education Offices, Aberdare. June 9th, 1913. HAGGAR'S FRIDAY NIGHT: I Bread of the People I (Great Three-part Drama). I NEXT WEEK: LAST BLOCKHOUSE I (Two-part Indian Drama). I WHEN LIE SURRENDERS (Milibary Two-part Drama). RED CROSS NURSE (Gaumont Feature Film). Special Engagement of- MISS FLORENCE TURNER, The Vitagraph Girl. Loo$c out for I; I omar. Lo- out: Z. g
I I Aberdare Property Dispute. In the Chancery Division on Friday Mr Justice Sargant had before him an action Picton v. Griffiths, in which the plaintiffs sfisked for the sale of certain property in Aberdare in lieu of par- tition under a will. The property in question included the Welsh Harp, No. 5 Commercial Street, Aberdare, and No. 6, Commercial Street, occupied by the Home and Colonial Stores. The plain- tiffs were Mrs Martha Picton (wife of John Picton), Mary Lewis Martell (spinster), and Philip Lewis Martell, and the defendants were Jane Griffiths (spinster), and Elizabeth Griffiths (spinster).—The plaintiffs, having an interest in the Welsh Harp moiety, de- sired the conduct of the sale of the whole property.—Mr A. Adams, for the plaintiffs, said that the whole of the property had to be sold, and it was clear that it should be sold under the direction of the same person.—Mr J. G. Wood, for the defendants, concurred, but contended that the persons should be the defendants, whose interest was in No. 6 Commercial Street.—His Lord- ship, after hearing the arguments, said that there appeared to be no dis- pute as to the desirability of the sale beiug placed in the hands of one person, and the only question was who should be that person. That question he proposed to leave to be dealt with in Chambers.
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Councillor Evan Morris. Honoured at Penrhiwceiber. A banquet, under the auspices of the Penrhiwceiber Chamber of Trade, was given to Councillor Evan Morris at the Lee Hotel, Penrhiwceiber, on Thursday, in honour of his election to the Chairmanship of the District Coun- cil. The following were present:— Councillor E. Morris, J.P., Messrs. Harry, Arthur, and Luther Morris, Councillors T. W. Jones, G. H. Hall, Noah Bowles and Wm. Thomas, solici- tor, Aberdare; Dr. Ben Phillips Jones; Ald. W. Jones, Mr. Isaac George, J.P.; Mr. D. R. Jones, Treherbert; Guard- ians John Williams and Thomas Rich- ards; Messrs. W. R. Edwards, solicitor, Merthyr; Idris P. Eynon, E. J. James, T. J. Evans, D. J. Price, If or Davies, J. P. Davies, D. M. Lewis, H. T. Jones, F. Stock, W. G. Thomas, Lloyd Davies, Marcus Davies, John Thomas (loan Dar), T. Evans (draper), M. Isaac (Aberdare), J. Williams, J. Isaac, T. Evans (tailor) J- A. Jones, H. Pugh, Jacob Richards, C. Wastie, D. Eras- mus, D. E. Williams, D. Cynon Evans, D. T. Evans, Ex-Sergt. Bryer, Capt. Clancy, E. J. Hughes, E. Hicks, Lewis Jones, D. Healy, W. J. Hopkins, W. J. Rowlands, H. Fisher, E. Davies (Cash and Co.), E. E. Williams, Rhys Morgan, S. A. Bond, J. Fantham, Sergt. Johns, Sergt. Biddies, T. Evans (Lee), J. M. Howells, H. Morris. At the conclusion of the banquet Mr J. P. Davies occupied the chair, and was supported by the Vice-President, Mr. T. J. Bryer, and the hon. sec., Mr Marcus Lloyd Davies. The Chairman proposed the loyal toast, which was musically honoured. Mr. Hopkins proposed "Our Army and Navy." Mr. T. J. Clancy responded. Mr. Ivor Davies proposed The Local Governing Bodies." He said they might be summed up as the local parliament. Ald. William Jones responded. Mr. Jones briefly referred to the great strides which Wales had recently made in an educational sense. Councillor T. W. Jones thanked them for their kind acceptance of the toast. He could assure them that the Councillors were often more to be pitied than blamed, for they had to answer for many things for which they were not accountable. He felt sure that the Council would do well under the leader- ship of Mr. Morris. Mr. Tom Richards didn't wish to spoil the effect of the previous speakers, but desired to thank them for coupling his name with the toast. Councillor George Hall proposed "The Chamber of Trade." He was pleased to know that the Chamber of Trade was sympathetic in all matters of public interest connected with the working men of the district. Mr. S. A. Bond, responding, re- ferred to the quiet and steady work of Mr. J. P. Thn ies, their president. It had always been his object to promote everything for the good of the town. Mr. T. J. Evans had been surprised at the actions of the Chamber. They stopped at nothing, for they even had the audacity to approach the Taff Railway for a ladies' waiting room, and also the District Council for a fire bri- gade. which was needed badly. They had also bearded the Postal Authorities for improvements. At this stage Mr. Rees Morgan read the following address to Mr. Morris:- To Councillor Evan Morris, J.P.. Penrhiwceiber. June 5th, 1913. We, the members of the Penrhiw- ceiber Chamber of Trade, beg to offer you our sincere congratulations upon vour election to the chair of the Urban District Council of Mountain Ash, and your elevation to the Magis- terial Bench, and beg your accept- ance of this address as a slight ex- pression of the esteem in which you are held by your fellow tradesmen. The honour which has been bestowed upon you is a most fitting climax to your public stewardship, and your fellow townsmen anticipate with much pleasure t-haij you will discharge the important duties connected with these appointments with becoming dignity and zeal. During the 31 years you have resid- ed amongst us we have witnessed with feelings of admiration the de- velopment of your business venture, which, by virtue of the sterling quali- ties you possess, has evolved into one of the largest and most successful business organisations in the neigh- bourhood, and serves as an inspiration to young men of ambition and initi- ative. It is with extreme pleasure that we recall the fact that you were one of the founders of this Chamber, and did us the honour of acting as its first President. Every movement set on foot by this Chamber for the smoother working of business matters and the improvement of business facilities, has found in you a loyal and active supporter. We cannot but admire the manner in which you have always been ready to do what was in your power to ameliorate the conditions of the people by initiating and supporting movements aiming at their social and moral "advancement. Every charitable movement in the neigh- bourhood has found in you a warm supporter and contributor, and the less fortunate among the inhabitants have recognised in you a practical sympathizer and warm friend. The support and encouragement you have so generously given to all schemes for the educational improve- ment of the younger section of the community command our admiration. The various religious bodies in the district feel that they owe you a debt of gratitude for, the manner in which you have responded when demands have been made on your generosity. The fact that you have represented the ratepayers upon the late School Board for A period of six years, and upon the Mountain Ash Urban Dis- trict Council for a further period of six years, is evidence in itself of the great confidence that is placed in you and the value that is attached to the services you have rendered to the in- habitants of the Ward you so ably represent. Your appointment to the position of Overseer of the Parish of Llan- wonno, Governor of the Aberdare County School, and member of var- ious important Committees of the Urban District Council of Mountain Ash, is a clear indication of the value set on your services by your fellow Councillors. In conclusion, we would express the hope that you may long be spared to serve the community in which you have lived and laboured so strenu- ously, and that every happiness and continued prosperity will attend you in the years'to come. Signed on behalf of the Chamber, JOHN PHILIP DAVIES, .President. THOS. JAMES BRYER, Vice-President. THOS. EVANS, Vice-President. JOHN WILLIAMS, Treasurer. MARCUS LLOYD DAVIES, Secretary. Guardian John Williams, presenting the address, said he had known Mr. Morris for over 30 years. He had lived opposite him. Mr. Morris was worthy of the address, for he had been loyal to the place, and ready to support every good cause. Councillor Morris, responding, thanked all for their kind testimonial, which he would ever cherish. Mr. Williams had forgotten, in recounting their history, to remind them that he had once been Postmaster General of Penrhiwceiber. He remembered when the population of Penrhiwceiber was only 300, and no roads. He deeply felt their kind words, and hoped that the next time they met it would be to hon- our his friend John. Mr. Isaac George, J.P., proposed "Our Guest." It was, he said, 30 years since lie came to the place, but during that time Mr. Morris had proved himself a credit to the town, and the county he came from. It was a pleasure to be there to do honour to the man who had done so much for the place. His success was all due to his own efforts; he had trodden the wine- press alone, and had only himself to thank for the position he was in to- day. He was ex-officio on the Magis- terial Bench, and he trusted the time was not far distant when he would be placed permanently there. Mr. W. Rees Edmunds proposed "The Coal Trade," and Dr. Ben Phillips Jones responded. Mr. W. H. Jones, in kindly and well-chosen words, proposed "The Press," and Mr. Fred Allen responded. During the evening a telegram from Councillor Thomas Jones was read, wishing the function success. The following rendered musical items :—Messrs. Jacob Richards. D. Cynon Evans, John Thomas (loan Dar). and Lewis Jones. Mr. D. Erasmus ac- companied. A hearty vote of thanks was passed to the president.
Interment of Dr. E. Prichard Evans. The interment of the mortal remains of Dr. E. Prichard Evans, Duffryn Ffrwd, Mountain Ash, whose demise was announced in our last issue, took place in Caegarw Cemetery last Satur- day afternoon. The officiating minis- ters were the Revs. J. Sinnett Jones and Aeron Davies. The chief mourn- ers were: Lieut. Windsor. Prichard- Evans, son; Mr. W. A. Prichard-Evans, son Mr. Lindsay PHchard-Evans, son Mr. J. E. Thomas, Cardiff, son-in-law; Mr. W. T. Farr, Mr. W. H. Dempster, Mr. Hy. Ward, Rev. Aeron Davies and Mr. Humnhrev. Floral tributes were received from "Windsor, Austin, Lyn/lsay and Kitty," "Ethel it Ernest," "Pansy," "Auntie," Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Dempster; Mrs. antl Miss W. T. Farr, Mr. W. T. Farr, Mr. and Mrs. Hv. Ward, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Nicholas, Major and Mrs. F. N. Gray, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Jones, Councillor and Mrs. W. Millar, Mr. Hill and Miss Robbins, Dr. Arthur T. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Kettle, Servant Cliff Hou se, Laugharne; Officials Moun- tain Ash U.D.C.; Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Levshon, Mr. A. A. Jenkins and Mr. Owen Williams, Rev. and Mrs. J. Sin- net Jones. Col. and Mrs. Morgan Mor- gan, Dr. Trevor Cory, Mr. and Miss Saunders. Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Hann. Ir. Williamson, Cardiff; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Morgan, Mr. Caradog Jones, Pontypridd: Dr. and Mrs. Hugh Davies Jones and Miss Mary Lloyd Shipton. The coffin, containing .the shell, was plain oak and beautifully carved in moulding with handsome silver fittings, and thej funeral ar- rangement"; wo e carried* out under the personal supervision of Mr. Frank Mills, assisted by Mr. David Evans.
Educational Jottings. BY "ALPHA." A WORD TO PARENTS. Children's Late Hours.—What a sad sight it is for any one who has the interest of the child at heart to see so many young children about the streets of Aberdare late at night! I am becom- ing more and more convinced that par- ents are getting in some respects far more careless in their duties towards their children, and especially in the duty of teaching their offspring to ob- serve good and regular habits. Al- though all parents know that the moral effects of the street upon their children are pernicious in the extreme, and that each child should have am- ple sleep in order to keep up its health and strength, yet many. of them allow their children to linger about our streets until a very late hour, knowing that thereby they are lowering their vitality, and enfeebling their minds. Ir is of little use Sending these children to school next day, for weary as they must be after the excessive exertions of the previous night, their minds are ia no receptive mood. The teacher's efforts are in vain, and gradually these children become very backward, and later on in life they find themselves greatly handicapped for this reason. It is a great pity that our local Educa- tion Authority has to spend a great deal of money annually in trying to teach such children, when it is known beforehand that it must end in very little good being done. I appeal to parents, who have their children's wel- fare at heart, to see that they are put to bed early enough each evening to secure the ample rest which they re- quire. A Night at Home with the Children. —I am often asked by parents how they can best study the interests of their children, and occasionally, what to do with them on cold or wet nights. The answer in both cases is the same. Too often parents give very little attention t) their little ones. They have either nc time, or no inclination to be "bothered" by them as they say. The result too often is that the bov becomes a "street urchin," and even the girl gives more than her fair share of trouble. Take a real interest in your children. Spend a night at home with them, as you would with your friends, and make the necessary sacrifices to secure this, for I am sure you will never regret it later on. Have a game with them, and enter into it right heartily,—become a child for the time- being. Tell them stories, and show them books containing good stories, and when they have been read by the children. let them tell you all about them. Let them express themselves next by means of drawing. This will amuse you as much* as the children. Let pictures be made to illustrate scenes in some story previously read, or, if preferred, place some interesting object before them and let that be drawn. There are many little jobs about the house or the garden which can be safely given to the children to do, for tools have a great fascination for the young. Besides, the work will prove both interesting and instructive to them. Don't keep scolding the rest- less one, but try to find him or her something to do. Above all, exercise patience with the children, and answer the,lthousanct and one questions which they will ask in their efforts to seek in- formation. If you will do these things for your children's sake, you will render them great service, and unawares to vour- self, you will be preparing them for life's battle. The street will lose its former charm, and they will become more easily managed as a result. The home will be their happiest spot on earth, and you their greatest chums. And they, in their turn, won't forget to express their gratitude to you by pouring heaps of love upon you. In your old age they will rise and call you "blessed."
Aberdare Brotherhood. In our report of the Aberdare Brother- hood's annual meeting last week it was stated that the secretary "appealed for greater unity," and that the president endorsed this appeal. We regret to learn that some people have read into these words a wrong meaning. They have construed them to imply that there has been absence of harmony at the Brotherhood, which is quite wrong, inasmuch as not a cross word or occa- sion of ill-feeling has occurred during the three years of its existence. The substance of the appeal was for an in- creased membership and a closer union. The secretary's report, which is em- bodied in our own, explains the position fully.
'1=- Letters to the Editor. THE TRUTH ABOUT CANADA. Sir,—I would like your readers to know about Canada, at any rate about Saskatchewan. I have been here just over two years, and know a little about it. They advertize 160 acres of land free, but don't add that it pearly all far from railways and towns-often 40 to 60 miles. It is very difficult to make a living here, for you can't sell grain with any profit so far from town, as the time spent in transit would be too long. Then think of the dangers to one's family and self so far from doctors. In that way many lives are lost on these lonely homesteads. It is of no use to come here to start farming unless you have a little capital, or you will have a lot of hardships to contend with. The implement dealers are very hard on a man if he cannot pay his dues. They charge 10 and 12 per cent. interest, so that makes one's burden fairly hard. Another thing, the cost of living in Western Canada is very high, and I consider that £1 English money spent in Aberdare would go as far as 30s. in Canada. I hope anyone coming to Canada will think the matter over ser- iously, as the' winters are very severe here. Only on very few days can one go out with pleasure here, as it is too cold, and it is not very pleasant to be frost-bitten. Last year a man was touring through Western Canada when the corn was all ripe, and talking about 1,000 hands wanted. But what good would two months work be to a man? If a man comes here he wants work for the year, and not too much outside, work for the winter, or he will be sorry. I qujte agree with "Broncho" that anyone earning 25s. a week in Aber- dare is more comfortable where he is. I have the "Leader" sent regularly, and find it as interesting as ever. One thing in favour of this place is that it is very healthy here. But I should have been as well off in Aberdare with- out putting up with the extreme heat in summer and extreme cold in winter. —Yours truly, ABERD ARIAN. j
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CWMAMAN. BAND PRESENTATION. On Wed- nesday evening at the Public Hall, the Cwmaman Silver Band and committee presented their conductor, Mr R. S. Howells, with a purse of gold and a sil- ver-mounted ebony baton, suitably in- scribed, in recognition of the faithful services rendered during the time he has been at Cwmaman. The gifts were handed over by Mr James Ray. librarian, on behalf of the band and public. He refered to the happy rela- tions existing between Mr Howells and the band. He also warmly compli- mented Mr Howells upon the earnest and able manner in which he had served the band and public, having competed in 17 contests, and winning no fewer than 16 prizes. Mr Howells briefly responded, and thanked. He hoped the public would continue to en- courage the band. The presentation concluded with the band* playing "Trobadour," the test piece at the re- cent Treorchy Eisteddfod, where they won second prize.
PENRHIWCEIBER. CONFIRMATION SERVICES were held at St. Winefred's Church on Fri- day last by the Bishop of Landaff, when 48 were confirmed. JERUSALEM. The pulpit of Jeru- salem Welsh Baptist Church was oc- cupied on Sunday last by the Rev. R. T. Evans, Abercynon. BANKRUPTCY. The "Gazette" announces the receiving order of Charles S. Wastie, 50 Rheola Road, Penrhiwceiber, baker and confectioner. PERSONAL. The many friends of Mrs (Rev.) Daniel Davies, Carmel Manse, will be pleased to learn that she has fully recovered from her recent illness. BETHESDA C.E. — The weekly meet- ing of this society was held on Sunday afternoon last, when an excellent paper on The Active Member's Responsi- bility was read by Mrs J. Powell. The following also took part in the discussion: Misses Cassie Howells, Alice Burns, and Mr J. Powell. SUCCESSES. The following stu- dents of the Penrhiwceiber Advanced Mining Classes have gained the .£3 scholarships awarded by the,Glamorgan County Council; they will shortly tour through the Western coalfields of 'South Wales:—Messrs Tom Keen, Fred Blackmore, and D. C. Thomas. HOMING SOCIETY. — This society flew their old birds race from Guernsey on Saturday last, which proved to be a very fast race. The birds covered the distance in a little over three hours, which constituted a record for Penrhiw- ceiber. Nineteen members sent 185 birds, which were liberated by Messrs Lowe Bros. The following is the result: 1st, W. J. Jones. a velocity of 1258; 2nd, Francis, 1231; 3rd. Pople Bros., 1216; 4tli,-Buimev and Gregory, 1214. Special nrizes were gained by Jones and Bunney. Francis won the pools. SCOUTS' PARADE. A parade in connection with the Abercynon. Yn- ysboeth, and Penrhiwceiber corps of the Pontypridd Battalion took place on Saturday last, under the charge of Captain F. P. Gibbon, Abercynon; Captain Price for the Abercynon Boys' Life Brigade, and Captain G. II. Evans for Ynysboeth and Penrhiwceiber. A meeting was afterwards held at Penuel (F.M.) Chapel, when an excellent, in- structive address was delivered by the chaplain, the Rev. E. T. Williams. THE ANNUAL TEA in connection with Jerusalem Welsh Baptist Church was held on Monday last, when about 400 persons attended. The following presided at the tables:—(l) Mesdames H. Evans and G. Hopkins; (2) Mrs Davies and Mrs Charles: (3) Mrs Ed- wards and Mrs Davies. Church Street; (4) Mrs Roberts and Mrs West; (5) Mrs Davies. Woodfield Terrace, and Mrs Williams, Argoed Villa; (6) Mrs Taylor 11 no Mrs Phillips. Bailey Street; (7) I Mr"; Stonewary and Mrs Williams, Sunny Bank; (8) Mrs Davies. Dany- rai, and Miss Griffiths; (9) Mrs Hughes. Woodfield Terrace, and Mrs Bowen, Geler Villa: (10) 'Misses M. G. Stanford. Katie Christopher, and M. Stanford: (11.) Misses E. Roberts. James Street; E. A. Davies, and Edith Davies Cutters, Mrs E. JaTnos Greenhill; Mrs I Davies. Isfryn; Mrs Jones, Ppnrhiw- ,I)er Road, and Mrs Greenslade. Tea brewers, etc.. Mrs Williams, Church Street, and Mrs Davies, Harris View. Cake cutters, Messrs Thomas Davies and Hugh Evans, Tanycoed. Boiling water, Messrs Enoch Jones and Thomas Stone- wary. Attendants. Messrs George Hop- kins and William Codd. The secretary was Mr David Williams, Aroed Villa. Messrs John Davies, Danygraig, and T. Richards, Commerce House, acted as superintendents. Treasurer, Mr Owen Beddoe.
ABERCYNON. "LES MISERABLES/' At the. Cinema, Workmen's Hall, this week ie shown that grand film, "Les Miser- ables," 11,000 feet in length, including nine parts of the above most interesting drama, under the management of Mr J. Griffiths. The hall is crowded each evening, and the fine picture is greatly appreciated by all. The following orchestra, under the direction of Mr D. T. Theophilus, render beautiful music :-Violinst, Mr D. T. Theophilus; cornet, Mr W. Way; piccolo and flute,- Mr John R. Arthur; bass, Mr W. Love- lock; French honi, Mr Frank Livesey, and Mr Haydn Wood at the piano. The lantern is operated by Messrs J. Lister and Hughie Davies. Much credit is due to the stage assistants for the able way in which the hall arrangements are being carried out. PUBLIC MEETING. On Monday evening a public meeting, under the, auspices of the Abercynon Branch of the Glamorgan Conservative Club was held at the Workmen's Institute. There was a good attendance. The chair was occupied by Mr John Sutherland, who delivered an interesting introductory address. Eloquent addresses were de- livered by Mr G. L. Paton, of London, and Mr W. F. Bailey, Abercynon. Mr Paton stated that if the Labour Party predominated in our country the ques- tion of labour versus capital would not even then be settled. Where did all the' wealth of our country come from? We wouldn't be able to move wthout coming" into contact with capital. The present Government had lost several seats lately, which plainly showed that the country was turning against them.- Mr Bailey, in addressing the meeting,- said that there were before our country to-day two great measures, which in reality, instead of being measures of re- form, as the Government called them. were measures for breaking up the con- stitution of the United Kingdom. It was not true that the measures had been before the country at the last two general elections as alleged. The Liber- al Party had no mandate from the country to pass these two bills. T.h Church of England was a national In- stitution, which provided for spiritual needs of the people. Out the 26 dioceses in England and Wales- there were four Welsh dioceses. If the four dioceses would be separated fro the others, how could the integrity â the Church of England be maintained, In matters of this kind we should have the voice of the people. What would bf the result of the divorce of the Churcb from the State? It meant that there would be no distinct doctrine of fai*j in our country, and moreover it mean discontent amongst the people oi Wales. The clergy were not State paid- and the State had no right to confiscate Church funds. Mr J. Sutherland moved a vote of thanks to the speakers, and Mr Paton proposed thanks to the chair' man. This was seconded bv .i Bailey.
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