ABERDARE CINEMA. MONDAY, JULY 14th. A POWERFUL, FASCINATING AND THRILLING STAGE DRAMA:— BEHIND THE SCENES. ¡ A GREAT MASTERPIECE FEATURING MISS DOROTHY BELLEW IDCXrasr'TP IKEXSS IT. DOSTT MISS Jl:æ:p ————— ONE IS HELD SPELLBOUND. ———— THE CLIMAX IS SENSATIONAL, PRICES AS USUAL. T 1.VI..A..]!II¡f.
'IRTHS, MARRIAGES and DEATHS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. DAVIES.—Mrs. Davies, 4 Hill St., Aberaman, and family, (jfsire to ex- press their deepest thanks for the kind messages of sympathy received during their recent sad bereavement. GILES.—Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Giles, and family, 302 Cardiff Road, Aber- aman, desire to tender thanks to all friends for the kind expressions of sympathy extended them in their sad bereavement, and also for floral tri- butes sent. EDWARDS.—The children of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards, 53 Bute Street, Aberdare, desire to express their heartfelt gratitude for numerous messages of sympathy forwarded to them in their recent sad bereave- ment.
lbepvices for Sunday Next. HIGHLAND Plaoe Unitarian Church, Aberdare. Morning at 11 Even- ing at 6; Sunday School at 2.30. I Preacher, Rev. E. T. Evans (pastor). I GREEN ST. WESLEYAN CHAPEL, July 13. At 11, Mr. Halse (last time) j 6.0, Rev. James Ellis, subject, "Come."
HIRWAIN. BOY SCOUTS. A large contingent •f local lads welcomed the return of the Hirwain 1st Troop from Birmingham on Tuesday evening last. The local squad, tnder the guidance of Assistant Scout- master Ananiah Jones, spent a happy time at the "city of industry." In the shooting competition Mr Ananiah Jones was successful in securing the alarksraan's badge. LOCAL SUCCESS. At the Royal Agricultural Show at Bristol a heifer (Cymric Crystal), the property of Major G. U. Powell, Tynewydd, secured two second prizes in competition with a large number of cattle entered in the Dutch or British Holstein class. In addition to obtaining second in the class for best cows, she was awarded second in the milking class, yielding 20 quarts a day. Major Powell is the Proprietor of a number of the same kind of cattle, which are registered in the herd book of the British Holstein Society.
MOUNTAIN ASH. GLAMORGAN EAST PRESBY- TERY.—The monthly meetings of the above Presbytery were held on Wednes- day afternoon in Duffryn St. Chapel, Mountain Ash. The executive meet- ings were held in the afternoon, and iii the evening an eloquent sermon was delivered bv the Rev. E. P. Jones, B.A., Cardiff.
PENRHI WCEIBER. SUCCESS. — At the Eisteddfod held Under the auspices of the S.W.B. of the Club Union held at Pontypridd on Saturday last, Mr Lewis Jones won on I the baritone solo, Merch y Cadben." CARMEL. The pulpit of Carmel Welsh Congregational Chapel was •ccupied on Sunday by the pastor, the ^ev. Daniel Davies, and 19 new mem- bers were added to the roll of the church. CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR. The Okstial monthly consecration service in connection with Bethesda English Bap- tist Church was held on Sunday. The Meeting was led by the president. The topic wa6 The Citizens of the King- dom. EXAMINATIONS. The results of the County Council (Glamorgan) Even- ing school examinations are as follows: Mathematics, stage II., first class, George Yorath; Fred Blackmore; stage I F. Mann, W. J. Roberts; Welsh, ut e I., Miss Hughes, Miskin. FUNERAL. The interment of the Mortal remains of Mr Edward James, Greeuhill, Penrhiwceiber, whose death l reported in another column, took Place in Caegarw Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon. The deceased was 49 years °f age, and a most respected member of the community. A large crowd of sympathisers and friends assembled a.t the graveside, where a most im- pressive service was conducted by the ^«vs. D. Howells, Bethesda, and Gwmryn Jones, Moriah. The chief ^ourners were: The widow; Mr Evan '• aiues, son; Mr and Mrs Joshua James, ?°n; Miss Hannah James, daughter; -Hi Ted James, son; Miss Harriet James, daughter; Mr Maldwyn James, Miss Myfanwy James, daughter; Susannah Meredith, mother; Mr *«d Mrs Edward Rees, Cilfynydd, sis- Mr and Mrs Evan James, nephew; Mr and Mrs Joseph Thomas, Nanty- lnoel, niece; Mr and Mrs Hugh Rich- *rds, niece; (guardian and Mrs David le- Ystrad, sister-in-law; Mr and Mrs D. Rowlands, Glanamman, sister- 'law. Floral tributes were received °m the members of the family. It is worthv of note that Mr Ted James, a of deceased, attended the funeral, ''though to do 60 he had to forego a examination in his course of train- at Islington College, London. The funeral arrangements were carried out Mr D. B. Edwards, Miskin. .CANAAN. The anniversary ser- ies of Canaan pnglish Congregation- v Church, Miskin, were held on Sun- day! June 29th. The morning meeting 2^ presided over by Miss L. C. R. |J!ith (pastor), who delivered a splendid iijjdress. In the afternoon Councillor } 'Jonias Jones presided, the following part: Recitations. Frank Profit, x'>ndham Janes, Cyril Robins, Gwennie Williams, Florrie Mann, Evan Rowlands, Madge Williams, Syd- ney Henry, Ernest Mann, Willie Robins, Tommy Heath, Edward Allen; solos, Miss Claudia Jones, Mrs Taylor, Tommy T. Morris, Miss Edith Evans, Trevor Morris, Miss Effie Thorns, Martin Tingle, Mr Theo Morgan, Catherine Mary" J ones. Choruses by the choir. Duets, Misses Margaret and May Miles, Miss Claudia Jones and Trevor Morris. In the evening the chair was occupied by Mr J.. H. Button, superintendent of the school,, the following taking part: -Recitations, Clifford Robbins, Eva Jones, Clifford Mann, Lily Mann, Herbert Robbins, Morfudd Evan, Brinley Clancy, Leslie Clancy, Mary Rowlands, George Robbins, Messrs Edgar Robbins, Thomas Bradwick, Reuben Mann; solos, Trevor Morris, Edith Evans, M. Woolridge, Effie Thorne, Mrs Taylor, Martin Tingle, and Claudia Jones. The chorus singing was ex- cellently rendered -under the direction of Mr Theophilus Morgan. The or- ganist was Mr Jones, Penrhiwceiber, assisted by Messrs Stephen Thick, Frank Thick, and Tom Price, as orchestra.
ABERCYNON. MEETING. — A general meeting of workmen employed at the Dowlais- Cardiff Colliery, Abercynon, was held at the Workmen's Institute on Monday evening. Mr Tom Brixey occupied the chair. The secretary, Guardian W. C. Dyer, read the agreements between the Workmen's Committee and the nurses, and the doctors and the committee of workmen, after which it was decided that they should be signed. MORIAH. The Sunday School anniversary meetings of Moriah took place on Sunday. In the evening choruses were rendered by the children and the church choir, and selections given by Mr A. E. Stephens' orchestra, consisting of:lst violins, Messrs VV. H. Evans and E. Webster; flute, Mr Alb. Stephens; 'cello, Mr Teddy Jones, and cornet, Mr H. Smith. Mr Will Thomas presided at the organ. The officiating minister was the Rev. D. Griffiths Millar, pastor. PRESENTATION. On Saturday evening last a meeting took place in. connection with the local lodge of the Bristol and West of England Society at their headquarters, the Workmen's Institute, when Mr Daniel Fenwick, treasurer of the lodge, was presented. Mr Thomas Davies handed over to Mr Fenwick a beautiful ebony walking stick, suitablv inscribed. The recip- ient has rendered vety valuable ser- vices to the society, having been its treasurer for the past 12 years. Ad- dresses were delivered by Mr Henry Norton, Mr W. J. Stephens, and Mr Edward Lewis, secretary. Mr Fenwick gratefully responded. THE ABERCYNON JUNIORS. A return match was played on Saturday afternoon at Y nysybwl between the Abercynon Juniors XI. and the Ynysy- bwl cricket team. The batting by Harold Evans, of Ynysybwl, was ex- cellent. The bowling of Tom Smith and Haydn Currie, of Abercynon, was splendid, the former taking 5 wickets for no runs, and the latter 3 wickets for 7 runs. The scores were as follows: — Ynysybwl: S. Howells, c. James, b*. Currie, 0; L. Price, c. Blomlev, b. Smith, 3; H. Evans, b. Lewis, 17; V. Davies, b. Smith, 0; G. Steele, b. Smith. 0; W. Humphreys, b. Currie, 0; J. Williams (1), c. Howells, b. Currie, 7; W. Williams, b. Lewis. 0; H. Mor- gan, b. Smith, 0; J. Williams (2), c. Callow, b. Smith, 3; H. Pugh, b. Smith, 0; extras, 7; total, 37. Abercynon: Parry, b. Humphreys. 4; R. A. Lewis (captain), b. Evans, 16; Currie, c. and b. Evans, 19; James, b. Evans, 2; T. Smith, c. Williams, b. Humphreys, 5; Evans, b. II. Evans, 4; Thomas, c. H. Morgan, 0; Callow, not out, 0; extras, f4; total, 54 for 7 wickets.
YNYSYBWL. ST. JOHN AMBULANCE, BRIGADE. —On Wednesday evening, June 25th. Dr and Mrs R. D.. Morgan entertained the members of the Ynysybwl branch of the St. John Ambulance Brigade to supper at the Workmen's Hall. After supper a meeting was held. Miss M. Hughes, A.L.C.M., opened with a pianoforte solo, and accompanied the soloists, viz., Messrs R. A. Thomas, Edwin Williams, and W. S. Jones. Recitations were given bv Dr Whitley and Corporal David Rees. Mrs E. Jones, Tynywern, distributed medals and certificates to the successful can- didates at a recent examination. Cor- poral David Rees, on behalf of the brigade, presented Dr' Morgan with a very nice silver-mounted walking- stick. Dr Morgan expressed his thanks to the members of the brigade, and Mr William Watkins proposed and Mr David Evans seconded a vote of thanks to Dr and Mrs Morgan for their hospitality. TEA AND 'ENTERTAINMENT. The Church annual floral tea and enter- tainment were held at the Workmen's Hall on Thursday last. The tray- holders. bread and butter, and cake cutters were: Mesdames Ll. Leek, J. Rowe, Bartram, Knott, Price, Davies. Misses Jenny Davies and M. Arnold; Mesdames (Dr) Morgan, W. R. Harris, Davies, (Rev) J. R. Pugh, E. Breese. L. Johns, Taylor, Davies, Morris, and Hughes. After the tea a miscellaneous entertainment was held, over which Dr Morgan presided. The programme consisted of action songs, "Ten little nigger boys" by beys from Christ Church; "Gipsies," "Little Washer- woman," and "Fond little mothers." bv children from the Welsh Church; quartettes by Mrs L. Johns, Miss Eunice Johns, Messrs E. Dearson, and R. Johns; solos, Mrs Morgan and Mi- Thomas; pianoforte solo, Miss Florrie Johns; solos, Mrs Morgan and Mi- Thomas; pianoforte solo, Miss Florrie Davies; pianoforte duet, Misses Florrie Davies and Doris Ryland; reckations. Misses Eunice Johns and Nan<*y Ed- wards. Trio, F. Priday, E. Dear son and R. Johns. The accompanist was Mf. D. E. Jones, organist of Welsh Church. Finale, National Anthem.
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PENRHIWCEIBER BAKER'S FAILURE. At the Pontypridd Bankruptcy Court,, on Tuesday, Charles Stanley Wa.stie, baker and confectioner, I llheola Street, Penrhiwceiber, was ex- amined. The liabilities were returned at £165: with a deficiency of zclll, He I attributed his failure to bad debts and strikes. His trade had dwindled be- cause he stopped giving credit. Four, years ago he effected a private arrange- ment with his creditors, under which he paid them a composition of 10s in the < £ on liabilities amounting to £ 109, but he had since paid some of the small creditors in full. The examination was closed.
BARDDONIAETH. DEIG.RYX HIRAETH Ar fedd Mr. John Rees, Resolven Villas, Woodfield Terrace, Penrhiw- ceibr, yr hwn a gladdwyd yn Myn- went Resolven, Mawrth 3ydd 1913. Anhawdd imi ydyw canu Ar ol colli cyfaill foes, Wedi treulio yn ei gwmni Lawer awr yn ngoleu'r groes Erbyn heddyw rnae ei enaid Wedi hedeg uwch y Hi' I Gymdeithas Gwaredigion, Chwydda'r g&n am Galfari. Un o blant yr addewidion Yn yr anial ydoedd John, A ymdrechodd hardd deg ymdrech Er holl rwystrau'r fuchedd hon; Gwelsom ddeigryn ar ei ruddiau. Pan oedd iaith yn tori lawr, Yn llefaru am ei gariad At yr Archoffeiriad Mawr. Er ei fod ef wedi huno Yn yr angeu erchyll, du, Saif ei eiriau byth yn gysur Ar fy ffordd i'r Ganaan fry; Cawsom ganddo hen brofiadau, < Sawr y nefoedd arnynt hwy, Grwledd oedd gwrandaw arno'n canmol Gwaredigaeth marwol glwy*. Ffarwel, bellach, cwsg yn dawel Yn Resolven--fangre gu, Nes daw Udgorn yr Archangel I roi bloedd i'th alw di; Codi wnei ar wedd dy Geidwaa, Heb frycheuyn ar dy wedd, Codi'n iach i fyw'n anfarwol. Gyda'r lesu fry mewn hedd. D. LL. JONES. Llandilo House, Woodfield, Penrhiwceiber.
MEMS FROM THE MOUNT. Who was the committee-man who was too shy to go on the platform to shake hands with the Bishop r Bethel J'll raise. Who saw a Hebrew eating shavings in a Swansea restaurant on Saturday? A Mountain Ash "knut" has found a new way of making a fortune. Bottling the steam of a railway engine. Who brought three sticks of Swansea rock home for the kids? Mrs. Keating-liill, the well-known Cardiff suffragette, was very unkindly treated at a meeting she attempted to hold in Bruce Street. At one time tilings looked very ugly, and it was feared she would be injured. She wras accompanied by a pretty young lady, who in turn was accompanied by a bicycle. Mrs. Hill's speech could not he heard, but one of her remarks drew forth from a hostile listener tie follow- ing, "Who broke Corney's winaow?" In another column will bo seen a letter referring to the pollution of the i CnlOn. There is a well known line run- ning thus, "Bring your harps and bring your odours," but the invitation is quite unnecessary, for the latter we have without a doubt. The Mount has been a place of stinks for many days past. Two of the check weighers, Messrs. Tom Rosser and David Lewis, wish to dissociate themselves from any respon- sibility in the matter of the benefit for the old men. Neither of them had any invitation, and further, the same night, were attending a lodge meeting, after which they bad to go to work on the night shift. Nothing, howover, has been done up to the present for those needy old men. Sir Marchan/t Williams checked a solicitor at the Police Court last week. The advocate was asking a witness what his impression would be under certain circumstances, when Sir Marchant in- terposed with the remark, "I den't care what his impressions are, impressions are no good here." I understand that Dr. Thompson in- tends to hand in his notice, signifying his resignation from the new Doctors' scheme. j A witness in the Mountain Ash Police Court desired to give his evidence in Welsh, but Sir Marchant remarked, "Never mind about that, Mountain Ash English will do." Phew, shades CÐf the Cymrodorion Society. Again, I have to draw attention to the quality of the cricketers in the Junior Teams. What about V. Thomas taking 5 wkts for 10 runs, playing for St. Margaret's against the Higher Standard, and his brother, Y. Thomas, 4 for IP. A useful 18 was that knocked up by the Captain. For the Scholars. E. Anthony took 6 wkts for 21, and G. Boulton 3 for 20. Some useful material there, surely. A remarkable performance was that of Harries in the Mountain Ash and Aberaman match. 11 overs, 2 maidens and 8 wkts for 10 runs. Clioules knows how to bowl and skittled 3 wkts for 11 ruzo.
I Interesting Billiard Handicap at Penrhiwceiber. The Penrhiwceiber Billiard Handicap, which commenced in April, proved to be most exciting. There were over 123 entries. The list of prizes were: 1st, value £2 and a silver medal; 2nd, .£1 5s; 3rd, 15s; 4th, cue and case. The full results are as follows: -First round, Morgan Thomas. 200, v. Thomas Davies, 148; Norman, 148, v. Joseph Cobley, 200; O. Gibbon, 200, v. A. Lawrence, 175; W. Ford, 200, v. Bert. Chambers, 192; J. Vaughan, 200, v. W. Randall, 147; W. Pugh, —, v. T. J. Benn, 200; J. Ellis, 200, v. R. Williams, 191; Ben Davies, 157, v. E. Howells, 200; J. Cushin, 173, v. J. Rees, '200; S. Car- son, v. Bob Mayo, 200; W. Easta- brook, v. T. James, 200; M. Lynch, 200, v. W. Bober, 98; E. J. Hughes, 200, V. F. Lawrence, 180; T. Gibbon, 180, v. W. Nicholas, 200; Idris Wallow, 147, v. Jack Davies, 200; Harry Robbins, 173. v. Walter Daniels, 200; D. Shell, 200, v. J. Teague, 168; D. L. Lloyd, 200, v. J. Williams, Joseph James, 200, v. A. James, 198; J. Cartwright, 180, V. T. Cannings, 200; W. Williams, Y. T. Nutt, 200; Jack Evans, 200, v. T. J. Lewis, 171; T. Howells, v. Idwal Davies, 200; Harry Evans, 200, v. Percy Etwell, 199; E. Evans, 200, V. S. Hawkins, 173; C. Stephens, 200, V. H. Roach, 149; G. Levinson, 200, v. Welsford, 191; F. Isaac, 200, v. G. Fisher, 185; A. Brown, 200, v. W. Lowry, 173; Will Matthews, 190, v. Y. Hann, 200; Llew Davies, 200, v. W. Woods, 179; W- Richards, 200, v. T. Williams, 182; H. Pugh, 174, v. N. Morris. 200; E. Walters, 200, v. R. Griffiths, 171; C. Nicholas, 200, v. S. Evans, 181; Bob Griffiths, 200, v. T. Price, 137; Harry Hughes, 200, v. J. Charles, 188; H. Davies, 186, v. Joe James, 200; Gab. Jones, 200, v. Thos. Jones, —; W. Edwards, 196, v. D. T. Davies, 200; J. Rees, 184, v. C. Wallace, 200; T. J. Kendrv, 200, v. Lewis Jones, 173; W. J. Jones, 200, v. W. Jones, 196; J. Lawrence,, 185, v. W. J. Ro- berts, 200; W. A. Thomas, 200, v. W. Hall, 189; J. Isaac, 200, v. H. Eynon, 98; S. Williams, 200, v. T. Richards, 155; Joe Price, 186, v. Frank Joyce, 200; E. Harbottle, 177, v. J. Anthony, 200; Sid Johnson, 200, v. W. J. Davies, 170; Sid Morris, 200, v. Bob Leary, 188; Edgar Davies, 171, v. J. R. Evans, 200; Gwilym Morris, 200, v. Rees Davies, 170; S. Sims, 175, v. Thomas Griffiths, 200; Bert Herd, 200, v. W. J. S. Williams, 200, v. Thomas Harris, 165; Idwal Peregrine, 198, v. Ifor Davies, 200; Joseph Cobley, 200, v. S. Hughes, 170; E. Mills, 200, v. V. Fisher, 199. The following obtained byes: R. T. Evans, David Davies, Joe Hughes, Rees Thomas, Bert Gibbon .Second Round: W. Nicholas, rec. 10, 200, v. Chas Wall- ace, rec. 15, 152; T. Cannings, rec., 10, 150, v. Fred Isaac, rec. 45, 200; W. Lynch. rec. 60, 164, v. Llew. Davies, rec. 130. 200; Sidney Johnston, rec. 90, 165, v. W. Ford, rec. 30, 200; David L. Lloyd, rec. 30, 200, v. E. Mills, rec. 50, 160: Jack Isaac, SCT. 200, v. Evan Wal- ters, rec. 95, 176; R. T. Evans, rec. 40, 157, v. E. J. Hughes, rec. 115, 200; J. R. Evans, rec. 75, 190, v. Sidney Morris, rec. 20, 200; W. J. Roberts, rec. 30, 130. v. Jess. Cobley, rec. 70, 200; Aaron Brown, rec. 65. 200, v. Jos. Cobley, reo. 80, O. Gibbon, rec. 75, 200, V. G. Jones, rec. 80, 143; Jack Evans, rec. 75, 200. v. D. Shell, rec. 50, 140; G. L^yinson, rec. 70, 193. v. W. Daniels, rec. 85, 200; W. J. Jones, rec. 10, 179, v. Rees Thomas, rec. 75. 200; Idwal Davies, rec. 90, 200, v. David Davies, —; Jack Davies. rec. 25, 195, v. T. J. Bevan, scr., 200; Gwilym Morris, rec. 40, 160, v. W. Richards, owes 50, 200; V. Ham, rec. 20, 190, v. T. Williams, rec. 80. 200; J. Vaughan. scr.. 200; v. C. Stephens, rec. 10, 196; T. Evans, rec. 10, 149; v. F. Ellis, rec. 40, 200; C. Nicholas, rec. 90, 177, v. B. Herd, scr., 200; D. T. Davies, rec. 80, 176. v. J. Anthony, rec. 10., 200; B. Gibbon, rec. 1-35, 167, v. J. Hughes, rec. 60, 200; T. James. —, v. T. Griffiths, rec. 10, 200; Frank Joyce, rec. 65, 153, v. B. Griffiths, rec. 75. 200; B. Mayo, rec. 45, —, v. N. Morris, rec. 40, 200; Morgan Thomas, rec. 35, 163, v. H. Hughes, rec. 10, 200; J. Rees, scr., 200, v. W. A. Thomas, rec. 85. 186; E. Howells, owe 50, 200, v. H. Evans, rec. 35. 150; T. J. Kendrv, scr., 200, v. Jos. James, rec. 30, 120; S. Wil- liams, rec. 50, 200, v. Joe James, rec. 60, T. Nutt, rec. 40, 200, v. Ifor Davies, rec. 95. 192. Third round: E. Howells, owe 50, 186, v. Ellis, rec. 40, 200; H. Hughes. rec. 10, 200, v. T.-Nutt, rec. 40. 172; Rees Thomas, rec. 75, 200, v. W. Richards, owe 50, 128; D. L. Llovd, rec. 30, 198, v. T. J. Bevan, scr., 280; W. Daniels, rec. 85, 187, v. J. Evans, rec. 75, 200; F. Isaac, rec. 45, 194; T. Wil- liams, rec. 80. 200; T. J. Kendrv, ecr., 176. v. B. Herd, scr., 200; W. Ford, rec. 30, 200, v. E. J. Hughes, rec. 115, 196; J. Rees, scr., 173, v. Aaron Brown, rec. 65, 200; W. Nicholas, rec. 10, 200, v. O. Gibbon, ree. 75, 141; J. Isaac, scr., 200. v. T. Griffiths, rec. 10, 162; Llew. Davies. rec. 120, 170, v. J. Hughes, rec. 60, 200: J. Cobley, rec. 70, 134, v. J. Anthony, rec. 10, 200; S. Williams, rec. 50. 130, v. Idwal Davies, rec. 90, ,200; R. Griffiths, rec. 75, 200, v. N. Morris, S. Morris, rec. 20, 187, v. J. Vaughan, scr., 200. Fourth round: Aaron Browm. rec. 65, 174, v. Harry Hughes. rec. 10, 200; Ellis, rec. 40, 200; v. R. Griffiths, rec. 75, 171; W. Ford, rec. 30, 198, v. T. Williams, rec. 80. 200; R. Thomas, rec. 75, 170, v. W. Nicholas, rec. 10, 200; Jack Evans, rec. 75. 200, v. D. Davies, rec. 90, 168; S. Williams, rec. 50, 130, v. ldwal Davies. ree. 90, 200; J. Isaac, scr., 112, v. B. Herd. scr.. 200; J. Hughes, rec. 60, 200. v. J. Anthony, rec. 10, 181; T. J. Bevan. scr.. 200, v. J. Vaughan, scr., 170. Fifth round: W. Nicholas, rec. 10, 200, v. J. Hughes, rec. 60. 143; H. Hughes, rec. 10. 195, v. B. Herd, scr., 200; T. Williams, rec. 80. 185, v. J. Evans. scr. 75, 200; T. J. Bevan, scr., 197. v..T. Ellis, rec. 40, 200. Semi-final, B. Herd. scr., 200, v. J. Evans, rec. 75. 170; W. Nicholas, rec. 10, 188. v. J. Ellis, rec. 40, 200. The final took place on Friday evening between B. Herd and J. Ellis. when the favourite was easily defeated, viz., B. Herd, scr., 172, v. J. Ellis, rec. 40, 200. —A game was also played ow Friday evening between W. Nicholas and J. Evans for 3rd place, whick resulted thus: -Nicholas, rec., U0, 200. v. J. Evans, rec, 75.. 150. The biggest break was a faultless 36 by
ABERCYNON POLICE COURT. Abercynon Police Court. On Thursday, July 3rd, before Sir T. Marchant Williams (stipendiary). NOT GUILTY, BUT GIDDY. — Martha Lewis was summoned for being drunk in Greenfield Street, Abercynon. —P.C. Osborne deposed that she was drunk and disorderly, and that she asked him to fetch drink for her.- Mrs Lewis said she was "not guilty, but giddy." "I am subject to giddi- ness, sir," she added.—Stipendiary: Why do you get giddy? Do you drink too much tea?-Defendant: I drink more tea than any intoxicating liquors. —Stipendiary: Do you drink beer at all r-Defendant: An occasional glass, sir.—Stipendiary: You must give it up.—Defendant: As for asking the constable to fetch drink, it is an ab- solutely wilful lie.-A fine of 5s and costs was imposed. DRUNK ON SUNDAY.-Jeremiah Kallaher, Miskin, was seen by P.C. David Thomas drunk on a Sunday at Tyntetown.—Fined 15s and costs. YNYSBOETH MAN FINED £ 5.— William Henry Davies, Ynyeboeth, was summoned by Mrs Ann Davies, an elderly woman, for assault.—Mrs Davies declared that William Davies, who lodged with her, came home the worse for drink, and said he was leav- ing, and taking his boy with him. The boy said he would not go. whereupon defendant got up to kick him. Witness's daughter interposed, and was struck by defendant. Witness went to see what was on, and defendant struck her with a piece or iron on the head until she was senseless.-Defendant- I did it in self-defence.—Elizabeth Parry, a neigh- bour, said she was called in. She saw Mrs. Davies senseless on the floor. She was bleeding from the head, and a piece of iron lay on the floor close by. Mrs. Davies had to keep to her bed for some days.—Defendant said he had been set on by complainant's daughter, and he fetched the constable.—P.C. D. Thomas was called by defendant, and he said that when he went in the house Mrs. Davies was bleeding profusely. A doctor iiad to dress the woiind.-Geo. Davies (son of defendant), a boy 11 years of age, who said he was in Standard II., could not read the oath. The Stipendiary said he ought to be in Standard 6.—The boy said he did not see Mrs. Davies struck.—The de- fendant was fined 95 or one month. "Co and Look for Mary Jane." Ynysybwl Sexton Summoned for Assault. Geo. Williams, sexton, Ynysybwl, was summoned by Margaret Mary Ash- ton for assault.—Complainant, a young married woman, fashionably dressed, said that on Tuesday week she had a few words with defendant. He threatened to strike her and she pushed him, whereupon he struck her three times. She went outside the house and fainted, and could not do any work for two days.—Defendant: This woman in- sulted me in the street, sir. The land- lady asked me to call her daughter. I did so, and complainant answered and told me to look for Mary Jane.—Sti- pendiary Who is this Mary Jane— there are a good many Mary Janes in Ynysybwl, I dare say.—Defendant: She is the girl I used to employ to scrub the church. She has gone away, now. —Stipendiary: Well, what did you tell the complainantr-Defendant: I asked her to keep her mouth shut. (Laugh- ter. )—Stipendiary What! Ask a woman to keep her mouth shut? You are asking for impossibilities. (Re- newed laughter.)—Defendant: She said she would screw my b- neck off, and I told her it would take two to do that. She afterwards said I ought to have my mouth padlocked. Stipendiary: And she to keep the key, I suppose. (Laugh- ter.)—Defendant: She then rushed at me.-Stipendiary: And you stood your ground like a man ?—Defendant: I had to defend myself. She got hold of me and screwed my head, which caused pain.-Stipendiary: Dear me! And what did this dangerous woman do next?—Defendant: That was about all. —Complainant: He called me a chopsy bitch and a cat.—Stipendiary: This was a real fighjt, I see; a stand-up fight, and I am the referee. Defendant must pay 10s. and costs. (Laughter.) THE SAME AMOUNT.—Jas. Rich- ards, Ynysboeth, was summoned for being drunk. Stipendiary: Pay the same as Geo. Williams, the prize- fighter. (Laughter.) COULDN'T LEAVE HIM. Elvira Meredith, Ynysboeth, paid her 83rd visit to a Police Court on a charge of drunkenlleBs.-P .C. Rossiter gave evi- dence. Stipendiary: Well, Elvira', here you are again. I thought I was in your black books, and that you were not coming to see me again. (Laugh- ter.)-Elvira: Me and my husband were in the house having a few words. Sure, I had a drop of beer, same as always.— She was fined 5s. and costs. Alleged Rape on One-armed Woman. Three Miskin Men Remanded. Wm. Rogers (20), Cilhaul Terrace, Miskin; Thos. Thomas (22)" Albany St., Miskin; and John Davies (21), Cil- haul Terrace, Miskin, were brought up charged with attempting to rape Mabel Houldey (23), a woman with only one arm.—She said that she stayed in James' Lodging House, Aberdare. On Wednesday (July 2nd) she and the man she was living wi,th were returning across Llanwonno Mountain from Ynys- ybwl, when she was attacked by the 3 defendants, near a hedge. Jack Car- penter (Davies) said: "I have got it in for you. #['11 take the rope for you." Thomas threw her down while Rogers attempted to assault her. She was bruised all over her body. She struggled with him, and got him off. The police were informed and a doctor examined her.—JThe defendants were remanded for seven days, and will come up at Mountain Ash Court on July 10th. Bail was allowed in sums of R20 each.
I Aberdare Cinema. Behind the Scenes." The above sentence seems to conjure up thoughts and sights of that life- that real life, as lived and played by the actors and actresses themselves. It is this sensing of the public feeling which rk places Clarke's the Man right in the forefront. He hears of a new sensation and he gets it; he hears of something that will vibrate the chords of human emotion, and he spares no effort to get it. He does not want and will not have stale stuff-he leaves it severely alone. Bang, right up to date the picture must be, or they will not pass the pretty portals of the Aberdare Cinema. This explains a good deal. Every one knows how, in the hot summer months, theatres and picture shows suffer from sparse audiences. It's like an axiom- doesn't require proving. Yet, despite the heat, Clarke's the Man bears a smiling face, and the checks from the pay box keep merrily clicking the tune —good business. People will have and don't mind paying to see the best, and especially when they can see that best in a cool, clean and pretty theatre. Crowded houses have been the order of the day for months past, and next week should see every available space filled. The drama which fills the premier position in next week's bill is one of a stage story: "a stage within a stage." "Behind the Scenes" is a Western plav which is being rehearsed, and the leading lady cannot rise to the requisite heights, as required by the manager. One of the actors, Fred Farrol, suggests that his sweetheart Flo, shall take up the leading role; the suggestion is car- ried out, and the story proceeds apace. The manager is smitten by the girl, and persuades her, in spite of Farrol's protestations, to go to supper with him. An angry scene follows, when FarroJ appears and confronts them, and pas- sionately denounces his former sweet- heart. An exciting scene is where Farrol, next day, makes up his mind to take his own life, and actually has the revolver against his head when the door opens and the stage manager bustles in and drags him off to the theatre. Another performance is to be held and in one of the scenes Fred has to fire at a rival and the girl jumps in between them and receives the shot. Fred is awaiting his cue, and notices his revolver is missing. The call boy is despatched for it, and ordered to see it is loaded with blanks. The boy in his hurry puts ball cartridge in, with the inevitable result that the girl is wounded, and Farrol is arrested. Only the call boy knows the truth of the oc- currence, and after confessing to the manager is frightened into keeping silence. Conscience, however, wins the day, and eventually the boy finds his way to the hospital, where Flo is lying, and confesses to her. He is urged to go to the Court, and does so. Needless to say, Fred is discharged, and is given an opportunity of meting out to the manager the punishment he so richly deserves. The story has a happy ending in the union of Flo and Fred. The picture has only just been released, and will surely create a sensation in the town. The usual series of come4y and dra- matic pictures makes up the strongest bill ever presented to Aberdare aud- iences. Commencing Monday, July 14th, and throughout the week. We understand that next Saturday, July 12, Mr. Clarke will give a grand Children's Matinee at 11 a.m. sharp. Besides special pictures he is including an extra attraction, "The Count of Monte Christo." He desires that the children should bring their parents with them to see this marvellous film. On this occasion the price of admission will bd one penny to all—children and adults. Besides a bag of sweets, which each child will receive, the lucky boy will also have a spliced cricket bat and baft, and the lucky girl will have a Virer ball-bearing skipping rope and tennis ball. After all this we have no .dowbt that all the juveniles will testi- fy in unison that "Clarke's the Man"
An Interesting Visit. It is certain that ladies would not willingly miss a visit to the Bee Hive Summer Sale, Aberdare, which begins to-morrow. The whole of the establish- ment is fairly humming with its efforts to delight its many lady customers. With such delicate merchandise before us we cannot possibly come away with- out feeling pleased at securing such lovelv bargains so very cheaply. In spite of what men say about our little weak- nesses for bargains, we shall easily con- vince them, after our visit, that they are very poor shoppers indeed. I saw such pretty little sports coats, so indispensable for seaside and holiday wear, in lovely shades of saxe, emerald, grey, and white, priced at only 6s lid. Another thing which attracted my at- tention was a charming French eejtton dress of beautiful quality, with, pailor collar and cuffs of white embroidery, trimmed with buttons down the front. It really is a great bargain at 11s 9d. I was shown some very dainty French Lingerie, which I reallv. must get before my holidays. Mothers will be delighted with some infants' embroidered muslin toddline coats at 2s lid, which are just the very thing for the seaside. In the blouse department I saw some delightful bargains, especially a white Pique blouse with low collar and side pocket at 3s 9d. Downstairs I saw some new tulle bows, which were so pretty and effective. The blouse materials I saw were particularly nice. I certainly will get some of these, but I must be at the Bee Hive as early as possible on Friday morning. DELPHINE.
New Theatre, Aberdare. The Men Who Dared." At the New Theatre, Aberdare this week a series of animated pictures, entitled Nature's Zoo," which were secured and personally photographed by that intrepid explorer, Mr Cherry Kearton, the man who dared," is shown. The entertainment is ably con- ducted by Mr Mervyn McPherson, the special lecturer, who accompanied Mr Kearton on his various expeditions. Mr McPherson's explanations are most lucid and interesting, whilst his amus- ing anecdotes are also appreciated. The programme is divWed into two parts. Part I. includes a series of films de- picting a Wbild-hunt in Borneo, America, and Africa; showing exploits in the Indian jungles, the pictures of wild elephants and man-eating timers, and a great python gliding tp a likely spot on the quest for its prey; the Orang Outang, which was photographed after nine days' of hardship; the Wah-Wah monkey, whiph resembles man in his walk. and which' cannot olimb trees; the Geysers and falls in Yellowstone Park. The second part of the pro- gramme depicts Buffalo Jones and his American Cowboys, and how they lassoed a lioness, and brought her to the New York Zoo without inflicting any injury to the beast, and giraffes and zebras being pursued and captured. A feature is the lassoing of a rhinoceros after an eight hours' struggle, and the narrow escape of the party. Mr McPherson stated that the American Government have introduced the show- ing of these films into the schools, and he hoped that the British Government would follow suit ere long. The pro- gramme is well worth witnessing. The theatre management stated that they were prepared to refund his money to any dissatisfied patron. So far there has been no application for any such disbursement. All are satisfied.
Aberdare Empire. A strong and most appreciable pro- gramme is provided for the Empire patrons this week. Mr A. Norton, the enterprising manager, always succeeds in introducing something brand new. The pictures this week are the best pro- curable. The man in the white cloak is the star feature film, and proves most interesting. It is a picture illus- trating an old legend of how money was hidden by a man to be used by his de- scendants in times of trouble. This picture shows how a young man finds the treasure, and after a severe fight with an antagonist he eventually suc- ceeds in restoring the treasure to the Rightful owner in time to avoid the selling up of an old homestead. This picture alone is well worth a visit, the ghost scene being most weird and sensa- tional. The turns this week are: Alberto Trio, in a refined equilibristic act; Lil's Juveniles, the dancing kiddies; May Weatherley, a very re- fined singer, and the Sisters Purnell, in song and statue scene, as the lady cricketers. Each turn receives rounds of applause, and large houses are the goo" each evening. The orchestral over- ture is "Beautiful Persia."
Haggar's Coliseum, Aberdare. An attractive programme is pre- sented at the above delightful place of entertainment this week. During the first three nights a stirring feature was the vivid drama, depicting an incident in the American Civil War. It is en- titled, "When Life Fades," and pro- duced by the Broncho Company. The picture is in two parts and brimful of excitement. Miss Florence Turner, the celebrated Vitagraph Co. actress, is very pleasing and amusing in her sketch, Everybody's doing it"; ex- actly the same as the one in which she appears this week at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, London. A touching story of the Wild West is presented in a film, entitled The Whispered Word," whilst an amusing item is the A.B. company's production, "Look not upon the wine when it is red!" One of the best of pictures is Just Show Folk." It represents a drama of music-hall life. It tells the tale of a domestic quarrel between two artistes—a man and wife— all through the husband's habits of in- temperanoe, and shows how the husband eventually saves his wife's life. The displays given by the trapeze artistes in this picture are truly wonderful. A comic film, named A Persevering Cabby," was very funny. This (Thursday) evening will be shown a masterpiece film produced by the Hepworth Co., entitled His Evil Genius or At the Prompting of the Devil." Mr Cyril Yorke's description of the various incidents in the programme is highly appreciated.