A Boon to Ladies! JOriAmrr bega to announce that he has opened a Ladies HairdreBsing # OV^VyJL 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:- He Aberdare Ladies' and Gentlemen's Hairdressing Saloons, 21 CANON STREET, ABERDARE. FURNITURE REMOVALS BY WILLIAM HILL, CARDIFF Rd., Mt. ASH TEL. 19 The largest Furniture Vans in the District. Well trained men & experienced packers THE TALK OF THE TOWNI Pictures & Frames. I specalize in. these particular Lines. Call and Inspoot my Stock. DAVIES, 11, Cardiff Street, ABERDARE, (LATE OF 1, HIGH STREET). THOMASTOWN, TONYREFAIL. SKIS EISTEDDFOD In GELLI SEREN GROUNDS, On TUESDA Y, AUG. 5,1913 Male Voice, 212 and Metronome; Mixed Choirs, JET Juvenile Choirs, JE3. Vocal and Instrumental Solos, Duetts. Programmes lid post, from E. FRANCIS, 11 Pembroke Street, Thomastown, Tonyrefail. Urban Sanitary District of Mountain Ash. Private Street Works Act,1892 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Urban District Council of Mountain Ash, being the Sanitary Authority for the above-named District, did, on the 24th day of June, 1913, in accordance with the provisions of the above-mentioned Act, pass the following resolution, viz.— That the Specification of the Works proposed to be done in sewering, levelling, paving, metalling, flagging, channelling and making good Oakland Street, Miskin, within the Sanitary District of the Council, and the Plans, Sections, Estimate and Provisional Apportionment relating to sucb works, now submitted by the Surveyor be and the same are hereby approved." And Notice is farther given that for a period of one month from the Twelfth day of July, 1913, the Specification, Plans, Sections, Estimate and Provisional Appor- tionment, referred to in the above resolu- tion, will be kept deposited at the Offices of the Council, and will be open to inspection at all reasonable times. Dated the Twelfth day of July, 1913, By order of the Council, W. G. THOMAS, Surveyor, Town Hall, Mountain Ash. GLYN NEATH. Aberpergwm Races to be held on Morfa Clas, Lamb& Flag, TUESDAY, AUGUST 5th, 1913. President- — Godfrey H. Williams, Esq., J.P., Aberpergwm. Patrons- Sir Griffith Thomas, M. Ogiivy Spence, Esq., J. G. Moore Gwyn, Esq., J.P., Col. J. E. Vaughan, J.P., W. Davies, Esq., Thos. Jones, Esq., Dr. McClure. Stewards- Messrs. R. Howella, M.E., D. Thomas, J. Howelle, J. O. Williams, A. Richards. Handicappers: The Committee. Clerk of the Course: Mr. A. Richards. Veterinary Surgeon- Mr. W. D. John M.R.C.V.S., Ammanford Treasurer—Mr. H. M. Phipps, Lamb & Flag Hotel, Glynneath. Secretary- Mr. T. REES- JOKE*, High St Glynneath. Races to Start at 2 o'clock. Admission to the Course, 1-; Carriages and Motor Cars. 2/6 Stand & Paddock, I/- extra. Railway Companies will run Cheap Excur sion Trains on day of Races. ENTRIES CLOSE positively first post on Thursday, July 31st. The Urban District ¡ Council of Aberdare. Education Committee. l, TENDERS are invited for the Cleaning i and Painting during the Mid-summer Holidays of the Aberatnaa Boys', Girls' and Infants' Schools according to Specification, which may be seen at the Education Offices. Sealed Tenders, endorsed "Tenders for Painting," must reach me on or before noon on Friday, the Isth July, 1913. The lowest or any Tender not neces- sarily accepted. T. BOTTING, Director, Education OffieeB, Aberdare, July 1st, 1913. TO LET. The Graig, Aberdare. j This House contains the following scoommodation:-Drawing Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Kitchen, Scullery and Cellars, four Bedrooms and one Servants' Bedroom, Coach-hoase and Stable. About eight Acres of Land can be let with the house. Immediate possession can be given.-Apply for particulars to— Messrs. FRANK JAME8 & SONS, Solicitors, Merthyr Tydfil. i 6 ytT WLADFA NEWYDD," history JL of the "Welsh Settlement at Patagonia. Stirring scenes described. Published at 1/ now sold at 4d.— "Leader" and "Tarian" Office, Aber- dare. To Builders and Decorators. THE Aberaman Workmen's Hall and Institute Committee beg to invite Tenders for structural alterations and painting necessary to convert the Lesser Hall and No. 3 Room into Billiard Rooms, etc. Specifications can be had on Monday next, Jaly 14th. Tenders to be in by Thursday, July 17th., 7 p.m., endorsed '"Alterations," addressed to W. W. Price, Secretary, 11 Stuart Street, Aberdare. Notice. I DAVID JOHN DAVIES, 33 Gooseberry M Hill, Godreaman, hereby give notioe that I will not be responsible for any debt or debts contracted by my wife, Margaret Francis Davies, after this date. Signed, DAVID JOHN DAVIES. July lotb., 1913. Prepaid Small Advertisements. Inserted at the following specially low rates:- One week. 3 wks. 6 wks. s. d. a. 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 4U „ 1 3 2 6 3 9 48 1 6 3 0 4 6 These charges 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. LOST. -L LOST, July 7th, Black Pomeranian Bitch. Detainer prosecuted. — Apply Richard Thomas, 2 Globe Row, Cwmaman. LOST, between Aberaman and Cwm- bach, 4 Keys, Chain attached. 5s reward.—Return to LEADER Office. alTUATIONI VACANT. T ACANCY for Apprentice—Electri- cal. Good opportunity.—Apply by letter, Box C. 7, 'Leader" Office. WANTED. WANTED at once a young woman as housekeeper. Must be fond of children. Good home. Apply, Geo. Shenton, 29 Fothergill Street, Aber- nant. TYPEWRITING. 2d. per folio, JL paper provided. Carbon Copies 3d. each. Prompt attention. Write or send to Typist, 16a Bond Street, Aberdare. ADDITIONAL Agents at Aberdare A and Mountain Ash for British Widows' Co. Good terms right men. —Apply Price, District Office, 52 Her- bert St., Aberdare. WANTED a Good General, able to wash and iron, for licensed botik-e.-Appl.v L.H., "Leader" Office. WAITRESS, also General wanted at once.—Apply, Park Temper- ance Hotel, Aberdare. WANTED Smart Young Lady Ap- prentice to the Drapery.—J. M. Evans, Gadlys. WANTED Smart Lad as Errand Boy.—J. M. Evans, Gadlys. GROCERY. WANTED a Young Man to deliver and assist in Stores. One accus- tomed to horses preferred.—T. Lloyd, Commercial Street, Aberdare. MISCELLANEOUS. 4 EXCHANGE for Bicycle—i Plate Camera Outfit Complete; oj l ine Tone Violin with Bow and Case.-Ap- ply, F.C., "Leader" Office. DAIRYMEN requiring a good suoply of pure, clean, New Milk, specially cooled, deliveries from our Country Depots, St. Cleara. Special arrangements for accommodation and week-end supplies.— Apply for prices to Cox & Sons, 47 City Road, Cardiff. BOOK-KEEPING. — Complete Corres JD pondence Course. Text and Exercise Books supplied. Terms strictly moderate, payable your convenience. Coaching until successful for any Examination.— Particulars, W. D. Jaokson, A.I.8.A., Alderman's House, Bishopsgate, London, E.C. Ladies, Read This. ADVICE FREE for Stamp.— Mrs M. Stewart's famous Female Remedy never fails. Address—9, Guinea-at, Bristol. AVE you anything to sell, or do M N you want to buy an article second-hand? Try an advertisement in this column. 16 words for 6d. APARTMENTS to let or wanted. Try a small advertisement in the Aberdare Leader." Hundreds suited. 16 werds for 6d. R. H. MILES & SONS, 27 Victoria Sq., Aberdare; 18 Canon St., Aberdare; 56 Jubilee Rd., Aberaman. BEST QUALITY BRECONSHIRE LAMBS JOINTS lid. per lb. All Meat Stored in our own Cold Stores (on the premises) during Hot Weather. I.; » Re EVAN LLOYD (Deceased), Late of 17 London Street, Mountain Ash. ALL PERSONS having any claims against the Estate of the above deceased are requested to forward their claims *to me, the undersigned, by Thursday, the 24th day of July, 1913. Dated this 8th July, 1913. SAMUEL SHIPTON, Mountain Ash. Solicitor for Thomas Thomas, Trustee. TO LET. CWMAMAN. Lock-up Shop in very c best central position.—Watkins, Dare Villas, Aberdare. HOUSE and shop, 78 Gadlys Road, Aberdare. — Apply 93 Gadlys Road, Aberdare. FURNISHED ROOMS, central.—Apply, A.G., LEADER Office. APARTMENTS to suit one or two gentlemen. Central. Apply, 14 "Leader" Office. SITTING-ROOM and bedroom to suit S one or two gentlemen. Very central.—Apply 82, "Leader" Office. HAIRDRESSER'S Shop, High St., Aberdare.—Apply Rock Brewery. FOR SALE. TWO New Villas with hot and cold bath, for sale cheap. Situated in East Avenue, Aberdare.-Apply T. W. Davies, Builder, Mountain Ash. A SEVEN Room House for Sale in Trevor Street.—Apply 7 'Leader' Office. Office. HOUSE for Sale in George Street, Aberaman. — Applv, S.A., "Leader" Office. GOOD Pony, 13-1. Flat Cart and Harness.—Apply George, Fruit- erer, Weatheral Street, Aberdare. SUPERIOR full-size Walnut Bed- s room Suite and Hall Stand. In- spection invited.—Apply X. "Leader" Office. FOR SALE.—19 Bridge Road, Cwm- baeh. In good repair and in most central position.—Winstone Rees, Auctioneer, Aberdare. 1 Q1 A FREE-ENGINE TRIUMPH JL tJ A v/ Motor Cycle. Perfect con- dition.—Sheen's Motor Works, Aber- dare. GIVING up Business.—Butcher's Balance Scales, Brass Weights, Steelyard, Fruit Scales, Iron Weights, Sausage Machines, Marble Slab, Butcher's Block, Grindstone, Tools, Rails, etc.—Eaton, 13 Bailey Street, Miskin, Mountain Ash. AShed with Corrugated Roof. For particulars and price, Apply S. A. Tinney, T. V. R. Coal Wharf, Aberdare. and 59 Pembroke Street, price £ 145 OO each; also 14 Elizabeth Street, price ;e220.-Apply T. W. Griffiths, Solicitor, Aberdare. SECOND-HAND Piano, new November. SECOND-HAND Piano, new November. Phillips, Cambridge. Cost 31 guineas, acoept £ 18.—Apply, T. A., LEADER Office SECOND-HAND TIMBER, suitable s for fencing, fowl-houses, and other purposes.-Apply Samuel A. Tinney, Taff Vale Coal Yard (late E. 11. Davies), Aberdare. SAWDUST at Is. per saelk.-Apply k3 Samuel A. Tinney, Taff Vale Wharf, Aberdare. WALLPAPERS from lid. per roll. Any quantity, large or small, lupptied at Wholesale Prices. Our itock exceeds 260,000 rolls of all olassea. Write for patterns stating what class you require.—(Dept. 147) Barnett Wall- paper Co., Ltd., Knott Mill, Manchester
It is not Aberdare Schools alone that suffer through the Government's in- ability to augment the necessitous aid grant. At the meeting of the Rhon- dda Educaion Committee on Friday, Mr. W. P. Nicholas (clerk) gave a re- port of the recent conference of educa- tional authorities in London. With refenence to the necessitous aid grant it was stated that the Chancellor of the Exchequer was not able to make any extensions this year inasmuch as the amount allocated for the purpose had become exhausted. The sum lost to the Rhondda was over £ 4,000. A strongly- worded resolution was passed at the conference' that the Government would be expected in the next Budget to make up the deficiency this year, and to take steps that the grant would be made up for the future.
Congregational Union. Tha Now Chairman. The Rev. W. James, Swansea, the newly elected chairman of the Welsh Cong. Union, is a native of Pembroke- shire, and is 08 years of age. In his younger days he worked as a collier at Troedyrhiw and Llwydcoed. While at Llwvdcoed he belonged to Horeb Cong. Church. He started to preach at Troedyrhiw and became a student at the Trecynon Seminary under the Rev. R. Jenkin Jones, M.A., and remained there about three years. He accepted a call to the church at Porth, Rhondda, and ministered there for five years. He removed to Swansea in 1886, where he has remained. He is a most popular preacher throughout the whole of the Principality.
Ministerial Efficiency. Address by Rev. J. Crawys Jones. At the annual meetings of the Welsh Congregational Union held at Swansea on Tuesday, the Rev. J. Grawys Jones, Tiecynon, delivered a stirring address on "The Sustentation Fund in its re- lation to the efficiency of the ministry." H. said the efficiency of the ministry depended chiefly on the character and work of the minister himself, the char- acter and work of the church, and most of all upon the influence of God's Spirit working through the minister and the church in harmony with one another. How could the Sustentation Fund help to give efficiency to the ministry ? It could stimulate the church to regard the pulpit as its great- est treasure. If the church was to live a strong and useful life in the world it must have a strong pulpit. No church could ignore or disrespect the message or the messenger in the pulpit without injuring her own life. This fund would tend to help the weak churches to make a fuller use of their pulpits. It could also enable the weak churches to pay a living wage to their ministers. The minister who was burdened and pressed down by want and poverty could not perform his duties with the same effici- ency as if he was free from those bur- dens. The fund would help the weak church to pay a living wage, and make it possible to keep a good minister. (Applause.) Further, the fund would tend to make the weak churches and their ministers more closely associated with the stronger churches, and lastly, the fund would help the forward move- ment spirit in the churches, to take up the spiritual and social work on a larger scale.
An Open Letter. To the Cirls and Boys of Trecynon. My Dear Young Friends,— It has been suggested to me, as Chairman of the Library Committee at Trecynon, that something should be done to let you know of the grand pro- vision of books that has been made during the last year in the library for your perusal in reading and studying. The Committee is very anxious that you should make full use of the beauti- ful and interesting books which has been lately added to the stock. For your better guidance, a catalogue has now been printed, in which you can easily find the names and titles of all the books in store. This can be pur- chased for twopence. Another penny will give you a Membership Card. Then you will be a full member of the Library. 1 have often' visited the Library in the past, and have noticed how you were lodking and hunting for a nice suitable book which you thought you would like to read. Now, I will mention just a few which have been added, and which I am sure you will enjoy. I have been just having a peep at them myself, and, oh! how I wish I were a boy once more, with plenty of time, as most of you now have, to read and enjoy the pretty books which may be had so easily and so conveniently. Do you know, wlien I stand in the Library now before the case of Chil- dren's Books," I feel exactly as I did when a boy standing before a toy shop window. Everything was so pretty and beautiful, and I wanted everything; but of course I had money only for one thing. So there I would walk back and fore a long time, not being able to make up my mind which thing to get. Now, with these books in our Library, I want to help you, and next week I shall give you a taste of some of those vou should read. This letter is getting long so I now conclude.—Yours truly, JOHN DAVIES. Attendance Officer.
Letters to the Editor. AB1.KOW.MBOI WATER FAMINE, Mr Editor,—The residents of Jenkin Street were in a quandary last week owing to the water supply having been out off. I suppose that when the water supply is getting short at our reservoir it is we are the first to have to feel the pinch. We have four representatives on the Aberdare Urban District Council t. represent us. But it seems to me that they are there to represent themselves, else they would fulfil their promises at the recent elections to look after the interests of the inhabitants of Aber- cwmboi, in return for the confidence and votes given to them. But we are betrayed as soon as election day is over. Many of us said at the time what the result would be if our votes were given to candidates residing outside the ward. How in the name of goodness can a resident of No. 2 Ward look after the interests of No. 5 Ward? What does he know of our grievances or our requirements? We may be without water for a week without his knowledge. How is he going to look after the interests of this place when he knows nothing about it, only as a place where he may get votes. And we have no remedy only the press. If a meeting of the inhabi- tants were held to protest against being for a period of -sixty hours without I water, ill would have no effect on our worthy (?) councillors any more than the protest meeting held at Aberdare against the wooden blocks. But we can- not be still while our bread-winners have to abstain from work because there is no water in the taps in the morning. They come home after a hard day's swork to find no food ready owing to the scarcity of water. They cannot take any recreation after the day's toil, because they have not the means to re- move the grime and dust of the coal- pit. Our children are late for school owing to the same cause. It is true there is a small supply at John Street. But the householders of Jenkin Street, Wil- liam Street. Cromer Street, Mostyn Street, and Tanycoed Street have all to pay water rate, whether they are sup- plied or not. And the housewives of John Street must have a limit to. their kindness. How would our wprthy coun- cillors like the privacy of their homes invaded by women and children from early morning until late at night, be- sides the extra cleaning work involved by keeping open house to all sorts and conditions of people—men in their work- ing clothes with buckets, boilers, tin cans, etc. What are our councillors doing? They promised faithfully to look after our interests on the council. But, are they doing so? The inhabitants of Abercwmboi can easily ansWfer in the negative. Now, I firmly believe that if we had a local man representing us on the Aber- dare District Council we should have someone to voice our grievances there. Is it not an insult to the intelligence of our village that no one could be found amongst us worthy of a seat on this council. To me it would be same as if we went to Germany to look for a Par- liamentary candidate (some went to Scotland) or to Timbuctoo to look for a guardian as to go outside our own little neighbourhood for someone to look after our needs in the council room. It is quite time for us to make a change, and get some new blood on the council, and make a clean sweep of those who have betrayed the confidence reposed in them. Yours faithfully, SYCHEDIG.
Water from Merthyr. Serious Situation: Aberdare's Objection Not Heard. The Bill promoted by the Pontypridd and Rhondda Joint Water Board,' seek- ing powers to confirm an agreement made with the Merthyr Corporation for the supply of water in bulk, came be- fore a Select Committee of the House of Lords on Wednesday, Lord Ribblesdale presiding. The agreement is for Mer- thyr to supply the board from the sur- plus, and for the board to distribute within their area. There was some opposition to the pro- posals in the Bill, and at the outset Mr Fitzgerald, K.C., objected to Aberdare District Council being heard in opposi- tion, as they had no locus standi against that measure. The agreement was between the corporation and the board, under which the board was to be guaranteed a sufficient supply of water for all their needs. Mr. Hutchinson, K.C., for Aberdare, said their position was that they were far nearer to Merthyr than the Ponty- pridd Board, and had a greater natural right to the water than they had. They had endeavoured to come to an agree- ment with Merthyr for a supply of a quarter to a million gallons daily, and had almost completed the arrangements when Merthyr mformed them that the guarantee to Aberdare was subject to the previously-made agreement with the board. The Committee decided not to hear any opposition from Aberdare.
Local Will. Mr. Joseph Philip Jones, of 7 PÚk Terrace, Merthyr, tlrapor, who died on March 30, aged 50 years, left estate of the gross value of E27,274, of which the net personalty his leen sworn qt £ 26,582.
Glyndwr denies Poaching. Our Mountain Ash representative in a quiet conversation with Mr. Glyndwr Richards gleaned the following explan- ation in reference to the charge of poaching preferred against him bv a correspondent. Mr. Richards fls ag- grieved that the question of poaching should be attached to his name. To poach, says Glyndwr, means that the ground is preserved. Since when, he enquires, has Mountain Ash been pre- served ground for singers, or for any single conductor P No one has the right to say he has the monopoly of the place. Further, says Mr. Ricliards, if there is any question of training sing- ers, surely he has trained more singers than anyone in the place, and long be- fore he left for his American tours. Again, he says, the same charge might easily be preferred against any con- ductor. What about Mr. Isrfac Thomas or Mr. Hugh Ellis? They are not charged with poaching, and yet they have trained and are training Mountain Ash singers. The question about Aber- aman Choir winning with Mount singers is scarcely worth answering, said Mr. Richards. Hasn't the Mount Choir on many occasions wfln prizes with many foreign singers in it? In conclusion, Glyndwr says he has only three Mount singers in his Aber- aman Choir, and they joined quite voluntarily.
TRECYNON. EBENEZER. SUNDAY SCHOOL. On Sunday afternoon the quarterly meetings were held at Ebenezer. Mr Edward Lewis presided, and* the follow- ing items were given: —Recital of the 1st Psalm bv the children; hymns sung by the Band of Hope, led by Mr Daniel J. Lewis; recitations. Miss Jones, Post Office-; Alice John, Trevor Jones, David Thomas Jones; solos, D. J. Mitchel- more, Lewis Williams, Miss Luke, Penywain; Miss Caroline John, Miss Agnes Thomas. Miss Maggie M. Thomas, Willie Jones. Overture by the orchestra, under the direction of Mr W. E. Thomas. An instructive dialogue was given by Miss K. Jenkins and friends. OBITUARY. On Tuesday, the 1st of July, Mrs B. Seabourne, 5-Church Row. passed away at the age of G6 years. She was a very highly respected inhabitant, and had resided in the district for close on 20 years. She was a faithful attend- ant of the English Wesleyan Church. The interment took place on Saturday last at the Public Cemetery. The Vicar of St. Fagan's officiated. Wreaths were sent by (1) Mrs Kingdom, Penrhiw- ceiber; (2) Mrs Harris, Cardiff; (3) Mrs Edwards. Cathavs. The chief mourners I were: Mrs E. A. Waters, Barry, daughter; Mr J. H. Bruton, son; Miss T. Seabourne, daughter; Mr Archie Sea- bourne, eon;. Mr and M^s Scribbins, j daughter; Mr and Mrs Kingdom, Pen- I rhiweeiber, grand-daughter; Mrs Ed- wards and Mrs Smith, Cardiff, sisters; Mr and Mrs Waters, Mountain Ash. grandson; Mr B. Harris. Cardiff, nephew; Mrs Price, friend; Miss Ed- wards, Cardiff, niece; Edgar and May Seabourne, Albert Waters, and J. H- Bruton, grand-children.
ABERDARE. GHEEN STREET CHAPEL. The friends of the Rev. John Hugh Morgan will be pleased to learn that the collec- tions last Sunday were an increase on the previous anniversary collections. LEGAL. — We congratulate Mr Ivor Kenshole, son of Mr Charles Kenshole, Aberdare, on his success in passing his final law examination which was re- cently held. He was articled to his uncle, Mr William Kenshole. SUCCESS. We are pleased to an- nounce the success of Mr Tommy Phillips, who, at a recent examination, passed his final as chemist and druggist at Bloomsbury Square, London. Mr Phillips is an Aberdare boy, and was apprenticed to and trained by Mr Tudor Williams, chemist, Aberdare. G.W.R. T.U. About 250 members of the G.W.R. Temperance Union (includ- ing members of Aberdare, Hirwain, and Merthyr branches), together with their wives, sisters, and sweethearts, jour- neyed to Tenby last Monday, the occa- sion being their annual outing. They reached their destination about 11 a.m. Rain fell in the morning, but the mem- bers enjoyed brilliant sunshine in the afternoon, and had a splendid time. The G.W.R., as usual, had provided ex- cellent facilities for conveying the party to Tenby and back. The local secretary of the union is Mr Tom Harries. SMOKER. On Thursday evening last a. smoking concert was held at the Catholic Young Men's Society Rooms, when the prizes were distributed to the winners of the recent billiard and domino tournaments. Mr J. Lenehan, president of the society, was chairman, and Mrs Kear, president of St. Agnes's Guild, presented the prizes to the following members: —Billiard tourna- ment, Bros. G. Henry, F. Henry, and H. Condon; domino tournament, Bro. J. Crowley. The following took part in the programme: Misses Williams and Brough; Messrs Lenehan, Donnelly. Beattie, Brough, Goldberg, Pritchard, Crowley, Ryan, Hughes, Kohlbecker, Gromridge, Hayward, Healy, and Connelly. A vote of thanks to the chaplain, the Rev. A. E. Sutherland, for his interest in the club was passed with great enthusiasm. A vote of thanks was given to the members of St. Agnes's Guild, and Mrs Kenr, their president, ably responded. The entertainment was brought to a close with the singing of "Faith of our Fathers." OBITUARY. At 53 Bute Street, Aberdare, on the 4th inst., there passed away at the age of 66 years a very highly respected resident in the person of Mrs Elizabeth Edwards, relict of the late Mr D. H. Edwards, representative Of the L. and N.W.R. Mrs Edwards was a native of Glyn Neath, but had resided in the district nearly all her life. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, and was highly esteemed. The interment took place on Tuesday at the Old Cemeterj. Dr C. A. H. Green officiated, assisted by the Rev. H. J. Griffith. Beautiful floral tributes were given by (1) Family; (2) Miss Williams. Glyn Neath, niece; (3) Winnie and Evelyn. Abercynon and Aberdare re- spectively. The mourners were: Messrs T. Williams, Glyn Neath, brother; D. Edwards, schoolmaster, Ynysybwl, and William Edwards, Abercynon. sons; T. Thomas, Aberdare; W. Griffiths, Abercynon, sons-in-law; .P.C. Williams; W. R. Williams, Glyn Neath, nephews; T. Griffiths, Trecynon, brother-in-law; Mr Jones, Neath; Mr Evan Jones, Cwmdare; Mr Morgan Garrett, nephews. The bearers were: Messrs D. R. Griffiths, Thomas Davies, Abernant; Mr Lloyd, Gelli Tarw; Evan Rees, Mountain Ash; George Jenkins, Cap- Goch; Mr Rowlands, Glyn Neath; Joseph Thomas, Hirwain G. Griffiths, Trecynon. The family were the re- cipients of numerous letters of condol- ence.
CWMBACH. PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHURCH. —The Sunday School anniversary of the above church was held on Sunday last. The services in the morning and evening were conducted by Mr Joseph Roberts, Aberaman, and in the afternoon by Mr Ben Watts. The following took part in recitation and singing: Kenneth Aubrey, Gwen Davies, Hilda Bennett, Beatrice Lawrence, Mrs Garner, Nellie Maud Williams, Mary Frame, John Moses, Clifford Hay, Ger- trude Farrant, Oswald Jones,' Edith Barker, Ethel Perrv, Gwyn Ivor, Rid- out, Lily Ellis, Lily Williams, Doris Rogers, Nellie Singer, John Williams, Mary Ann Llovd, David Williams, Harry Jones, Edna Ridout. The or- ganist was Mr J. W. Roberts, Aber- aman, and Mr Moses, Aberaman, was the conductor. The secretary was Mr Robert Usher, Aberaman. »!• MARY MAGDALENE'S. The annual tea and entertainment in con- nection with the above church wore J Id at the National Schools on Mon- day. Trayholders: Mrs Evans. Far- mer s Arms; Mrs Doughton, assisted by Miss J. Harris; Mrs A. T. Jenkins, assisted by Miss M. Jenkins; Mrs Beck, assisted by Miss Beck; Mrs Fred Jones, Mrs Phillip Williams, Mrs Morris, assisted by Miss Annie Williams and Miss B. Jarman; Misses Griffiths, assis- T Miss Lizzie Davies; cutters., Mrs John Jones, Mi's David Jones, Mrs Jar- man, Mrs D. G. Pugsiey; door-keepers, Messrs Alfred Sweet, Watkin Jones, D. E. Evans, J. M. S. James, D. W. Pugsley, Richard Davies, Thomas W. Pugsiey; water attendant, Mr D. J. Jarman. At the concert the chairman was Mr A. T. Jenkins, schooli-ii aster. Several choruses were given by the choir. Song. "Return unto thv rest," Miss S. E. Davies; duett. Miss Doris Jenkins and Master D. Budley; song, "Giver of Life," Miss S. E. Davies; song, Whisper and I shall hear, Miss Doris Jenkins; song. Miss Tidian Rees, Aberaman; song, Miss Lilv Wil- liams; song, Miss S. E. Davies. The accompanists were Miss M. Jones and Miss B. Jones, the singing being con- ducted by Mr J. M. S. James. The accompanist at the dance that followed was Miss May Lewis, and Mr T. J. Jones was the M.C. The treasurer was Mr Watkin Jones, and Mr A. T. Jenkins was the secretary. A vote of thanks to all who assisted was pro- posed by Mr J. M. S. James, and seconded by the Rev. D. Frank Jones, B.A. INTERMENT. The interment of the mortal remains of Mr William Williams, Bridge Road, took place at the Al>erdare Cemetery on Saturdav. The Rev. R. H. Davies, B.A., officiated. The following acted as bearers:—Messrs Wil- nani .Tames, John James, Willie Davies. Joshua Davies, Ebenezer Davies, and I horn as Rees. Mourners First coach, Mrs Martha Williams, widow; Mrs Dan Davies daughter; Mrs Thomas William- Mrs D. J. Williams, Mrs Jn-an Williams, daughters-in-law; Mrs L>. John, sister, Ammanford; 2nd coach, Messrs Hannah Owen, IJanelly; Lvdia I^wis, Gorseinon, sisters: Mrs Mary Ann Williams, Cross Hands; Hannah Williams, Pontardulais; Mary Jones, Cwmbach, sisters-in-law; Willie John WilliaissN and Mary Ann Jones, grandchildren; 3rd coach, Messrs Daniel Williams, Cross Hands: Isaac Wil- liams, Burry Port; Tom Williams, Pontardulais; John Williams. Bvnca, brothers: Ivor Williams, Gorseinon, cousin: Brimley Williams and Emrys Williams, grandsons; 4th coach, Mr John Buffton, Mrs Isaac Gwynne, cousins; Misses Margaret Walters, Hannah Buffton, Eunice Bufftoa, and Mrs W. Buffton, nieces; 5th coach, Messrs Sam Evans, Abertridwr; David, Jones, Cwmbach; Mrs Evans, Cwmbach; Mr John Jones; 6th coach, Mr John James, Mrs Dan Davies, Mrs Thomas Jordan,. Mrs J. H. Davies, neighbours; Mrs Brown, Mrs Abrahanl, nieces; 7tlt coach. Messrs John Evans, Sam Evans, John Buffton, Willie Davies, cousins and nephews; 8th coach. Rev. R. H. Davies, Messrs W. Morgan, W. Lloyd, Evan Griffiths. Walking behind the hearse: Messrs D. J. Williams, Evan Williams, Thomas Williams, sons; Dan Davies. Henry Williams, sons-in-law; W. J. Walters, W. Buffton, D. Jones, Howell Howells, I. Gwynne, Evan Evans, D. John Jones, Johnny Abraham, nephews. Wreaths: (1) Bryn Seion Sun- day School class; (2) Mr Willie Davies, nephew; (3) Mr and Mrs Dan Davies, daughter; (4) Willie John Williams- and Mary Ann Jones, grand-children.
ABERAMAN. POSTPONEMENT. The William, Phillips' Prize Drawing has been post- poned until September 8th, 1913, and all duplicates and monies should be re- turned to secretary not later than August 25th, 1913.—Committee. OBITUARY. We deeply regret to- record the death of Mrs Mary Davies, 27 Hill Street, who passed away at the age of 75. The funeral, which was for gentlemen only, took place on Monday last at the Aberdare Cemetery. The mourners following the hearse were: Messrs William J. Davies, son; G. Williams. nephew; John and David Davies, grandsons. First coach, Misses Gwendoline and Buddug Davies, grand- daughters; Mrs D. Davies, daughter- in-law; Miss M. Williams, Pentre, and Mrs Williams, nieces; Messrs Johnny and Gwynfryn Davies, grandsons; 2nd coach, Mr and Mrs T. Roderick, Clifton Street; Miss M. A. Rees. Miss Williams. The Revs. H. P. Jenkins. Saron, and William Davies, M.A., Bethania, officiated at the house and graveside. The funeral arrangements were entrust- ed to Messrs John Howard Morgan and: Co., undertakers, 34 Clifton Street, Aberdare. MATRIMONIAL. A very pretty wedding was solemnised on Tuesday morning last at the Register Office, Merthyr. The contracting parties were Miss Blodwen Humphreys, sister of Mrs Jones, fruiterer, Wyndham Cres- cent, and Mr Fred Motley, son of Mr and Mrs Motley, Chapel Street. The bride, who was attired in a cream costume, was given away by Mr Fred Jones, her brother-in-law. Mr William Humphreys, brother of the bride, dis- charged the duties of best man. The. bridesmaids were: Misses Doris Jones, niece of the bride, and Miss Motley, sister of the bridegroom, both being dressed in cream. Mrs Drew, Ponty- gwaith, sister of the bride, was also present. After the nuptial knot had been tied the happy couple repaired to the house of Mr and Mrs Fred Jones in Wyndham Crescent, where a most sumptuous breakfast had been prepared, and a large number of guests attended. THE INTERMENT took place on Tuesday of Mrs Hannah Thomas, the wife of Mr William Thomas, 32 Words- worth Street, who died on the previous Friday at the early age of 37. The following were the mourners: First coach, Mr William Thomas, husband; Mary S. Thomas, Hannah Jane Thomas. William John Thomas, Emlvn Thomas, Violet Thomas, children; Messrs John Evans. Llandyssul, father; David Evans, Llandilo, brother; 2nd coach. Mrs E. Davies, Aberaman; Mrs C. T. Rees, Ystrad; Mrs Mary Ann Thomas, Blaengarw; Mrs Sarah Ann Williams, Hirwain, sisters-in-law; Miss Maggie Jones, Llandyssul, cousin; Mr Johnny Evans. Garnant, brother; 3rd coach. Mrs Annie Evans, sister-in-law, and family, Brynamman; 4th coach, Mrs Margaret Davies, Aberaman; Mrs Nora Morgan, Merthyr; Mrs Thomas, Fair View, aunts; Mrs Sarah J. Hocking, Mrs A. Davies, cousin; 5th coach, Mrs Rogers, Mrs Henton, Mrs Owens, Miss Jones, Brynamman. Walking behind' the hearse were: Messrs Tom Evans, Brynamman, brother; D. J. Evans, Seven Sisters, nephew; Thomas Rees, Pentre Ystrad; David H. Thomas. Blaengarw, brothers-in-law; Edward Davies. William Davies, D. E. Davies, Johnny Hocking, Aberaman, cousins. Wreaths were sent bv (1) Husband and children; (2) Mr D. H. Thomas, Blaen- garw. The Rev. W. R. "Lewis, Seion, where deceased was a faithful member. officiated. Much sympathy is felt for the husband and six-young children.
CODREAMAN. MUSICAL SUCCESS. Master Em- rys ptoses, son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Moses, 30 New Street, has passed the primary grade examination in piano- forte playing and also organ playing in connection with the V.C.M., Honours Section. He obtained 88 marks out of a possible 100. The examiner was Dr D, H. Lewis, Mus. Doc., London.
ABERCWMBOI. i OUTING. On Monday last the Sun- day School members of Bethesda (B.1, had an oiiting. They left Mountain Ash. per G.W.R. Lr Swansea, where a very happy day was spent.
5th Battalion the Welch, Regiment. Aberdare Detachment. Orders by Lieut.-Colonel M. Morgan D., for the week ending Saturday; 19tll Jitlv, 1913:- Monday: Recruits Drill, 10 a.m.- Recruits and Company Training, 7.3&' Tuesday: Night Men's Drill at 10 30 am. Medical Officer's Lecture for Samtary Class, 5.45 p.m aJe7tes,,a.f" Recruits' Drill, 10 a.m. arm 7.30 p.m. Thursday: Class Firing, 3 p.m. Friday: Recruits' Drill, 10 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Saturday: Class Firing, 3 p.m; For Duty: Lieut. A. 0. Mander, Sergt. J. Dono- van, Corp!. D. R. Williams. Next for Duty: Liellt. A. Mander. Sergt. T Hayter, Corpl. M. Billingham. (Signed) R. D. WILLIAMS, Lieut. Commanding "E" Company. I..
Anastasia Stoyanitsch, a pretty 16- year-old Servian girl, has left Heidel- berg ,to fight the Bulgarians. She^wts at a boarding school, from which she fled during the night, leaving a note ex- plaining her motives. In the note Anastasia declares that she wants to be a Joan of Arc She has had seven visions telling her to "raise the banner o. womanhood against the hated Biil- ganans." She resisted the first six. but after the seventh concluded that she had a "divine call." Anastasia adds that in the vision she got a promise that she would be proof against bullets. She ought to come over to Britain and' join the Suffragettes.