Services for Sunday Next. HIGHLAND Place Unitarian Church, J-JL Aberdare. Morning at 11; Even- ing at 6; Sunday School at 2.30. ABERDARE BROTHERHOOD. — Open Sunday, August 17. 3—4 prompt. Rev. J. Ellis on "Success Under Opposition." Soloist, Mrs. Evans, "Dreams of Paradise." 60 minutes of sunshine for all men and women who will come. 11 and 6, Rev. A. J. Rosser, of Manchester. BETHEL, TRECYNON NOS SABOTH, AWST 24ain, Cynbelir GWASANAETH 0 GAN (SERVICE OF SONG). Yn ystod y Gwasanaeth traddoda y Parch. E. J. Gruffydd Anerchiad Byr i Bobl Ieuainc.
Fire at Penrhiwceiber. A fire broke out on Tuesday evening about 8.30 at the premises occupied by Mr H. Pugh, hairdresser, Rheola Street. The fire originated under the stairs, and the kitchen was soon ablaze. P.C. Roberts, who was on duty near by, forced an entrance through the back door, and obtaining aid from some civilians, the fire was soon put under control. It was practically out before the arrival of the Fire Brigade. There was no one in the house when the fire occurred. The damage done is estima- ted at about JB15. This is the second outbreak of fire in the house since Mr Pugh has been in occupation, but the first was of a very slight nature.
ABERCYNON. LONDON MATRIC. SUCCESS. We are pleased to note that Mr Fred Blomley, son of Mr Walter Blomley, of Mountain Ash Road, has successfully passed his London Matriculation ex- amination. THE CINEMA. On Thursday and Saturday evenings last the Cinema provided excellent picture entertain- ments. There was a crowded house each night, a very appreciable picture being "Toys of Destiny," an enthrall- ing drama, in two parts. Mr Hughie Davies manipulated the lantern, and the orchestra, under the conductorship of Mr D. T. Theophilus, played inter- esting selections. FLOWER SHOW SUCCESSES. Mr .Knapton, Nash Street, Abercynon, took the following prizes in the Penrhiw- ceiber Flower Show:—Division I., six carrots, short, 1st prize; three cabbages, white, 3rd prize; beet (four), 2nd prize. Division II. (cottagers): For the best stocked and kept allotment garden, 2nd prize; bunch of four carrots, short, 2nd prize; bunch of four carrots, long, 2nd prize; bunch of four parsnips, 3rd prize; three roots, beet- root, 1st prize, and two white cabbages, 3rd prize. Also Miss Muriel Knapton, his daughter, took 2nd prize for wild flowers in the Industrial and Art Classes.
YNYSBOETH. HEBRON (CONG.). The annual tea of the above church was held on July 31st, and many gathered together, j and spent a very enjoyable afternoon. The trayholders were: Mrs W. J. Bevan, Miss Ethel V. Howells, Mrs Hurley. Mrs Edwards, Mrs Morris, Miss Taylor, Mrs Bennett, Mrs E. Howells, Miss M. Arnold; also assisting were Misses Blodwen Lloyd, Myfanwy Lloyd, Catherine Jones, Lizzie Jones, Mrs J. P. Davies. Cake cutters were Messrs Griffith Jones and William Morris. Bread and butter cutters were Mrs Harry, Mrs Howells, Mrs Davies, Sunnyside; Mrs Thomas Jones, Mrs Griffith Jones, Mrs Jones, Walsh Street. Stokers, Mr Edwards, Mr David Stokes, Mr W. J. Harry. Mrs Davies brewed the tea. Messrs David Richards, W. Morris, and John Smith acted as doorkeepers. All did their work most satisfactorily under the liiupervísion of the pastor, Rev H. 1L Howells. The tables were decorated beautifully. A substantial sum was received towards the church fund. The members deserve praise for their gener- osity in giving all the provisions re- quired.—On August 5th the Sunday School of the above church had their outing to Barry Island, and a large crowd from the neighbourhood joined with them to spend the day at the sea- side. The children especially enjoyed their treat, and all spent a delightful day.
PENRHIWCEIBER. HOMING. The members of this society flew their first young bird race on Saturday, August 2nd, from Yeovil, a distance of 60 miles. 22 members sent 130 birds. The following is the re- sult:—Clark, 1179.9; Curley, 1176; FTancis, 1174.8; Price Bros., 1173; Sims, 1171; Summerall, 1163; Bowen, 1159; Huntley, 1179.5; Staneer, 1175; Phillips, 174.7; Bunney, 1171; Mallet, 1,168; Williams Bros., 1162. The second race took place on Saturday last, with the following result:—Bates, 1156; Gibbon Bros., 1150; Gratland, 1150; Rivers, 1150; Thompson, 1149; Ireland and Harris, 1146; Jones Bros, 1119; Sweetman, 616. Huntley wins Is pool; Price Bros. win 6d pool, and also a. set of carvers, given as a special prize by the Homing Society. INTERMENT. The funeral of -Henry Edwards, of Woodfield Terrace, took place last Saturday. He wa-s a f member of the 1st Penrhiwceiber Boys' Brigade. The company attended the funeral under the command of the kcaptain, the Rev. E. T. Williams, the pastor of Penuel. Bandmaster Black- more, of Mrs Gray's own Troops (Scouts) was in attendance, and he sounded the Last Post at the grave- side. In addition to the ordinary accoutrements the officers wore a white rosette with black centre button, kind- ly made by Mrs Grace E. Evans, 47 Dillwyn Street. The boy's accoutre- ments, by the express desire of his uncle, were enclosed in his coffin, and a new set supplied, which were placed on his coffin. The instructor, Captain G. H. Evans, was absent on his holidays.
ABERAMAN. SARON (C.). The Rev. Tom Jones, Pontrhyl, who occupied the pulpit of the above church on Sunday last, preached a most impressive sermon on the words in Exodus xxx. 3. The rev. gentleman dealt upon God's method of revealing himself to man and the con- ditions. Whenever man broke the law he had to bear the consequences. Man must prepare himself for revelation by ascending the mountain. It was a lone- ly path, and he must ascend alone. Every nation must have a Moses. SEPTUAGENARIANS DEATH.—YVe deeply regret to record the death of an old Aberaman resident in the person of Mr Isaac Parry, late of George Street. Deceased, who expired on Tuesday last at his son's residence, Tylorstown, was 70 years of age, and had had a linger- ing illness. He was well known in the locality, and was highly respected by all. A son and daughter are left to mourn their loss. The latter, Mrs Hitchins, resides at George Street. We extend our deepest sympathy to the bereaved family.
CWMBACH. WE HAVE in stock to-day a fine se- lection of Sports' Coats, in all colours. Navy Tan, Saxe, Helio, Grey, and Heather Mixtures. J. M. Evans', Gadlys. OBITUARY. — The death took place on Tuesday of Mrs Gough, wife of Mr Fred Gough, Cerdinen Terrace, after a short illness. Deceased was a faithful member of Bethania Baptist Chapel. She was a daughter of the late Mr John Roderick, Crown Row.
ABERNANT. WE HAVE in stock to-day a fine se- lection of Sports' Coats, in all colours. Navy, Tan, Saxe, Helio, Grey, and Heather Mixtures. J. M. Evans', Gadlys. OMISSION. In our report of the list of trayholders at Bethel Sunday School tea on Bank Holiday, the names of Misses Annie May Williams and Sarah Craythorne Williams were omitted.
TRECYNON. WE HAVE in stock to-day a fine se- lection of Sports' Coats, in all colours. Navy, Tan, Saxe, Helio, Grey, and Heather Mixtures. --I. J. M. Evans', Üdlys. WEDDING. On Sunday week, Aug. 3rd, a pretty wedding took place at Tabernacle English Congregational Church, Aberdare, when the contract- ing parties were Miss Bessie Morris, daughter of Mr and Mrs Edward Morris, of 61 Harriet Street, Trecynon, and Mr George E. Usher, of 25 Regent Street, Aberaman. The bride looked per- fectly lovely in a dress of tussore silk, and a white hat trimmed with plumes of a corresponding colour. She was given away by her brother-in-law, Mr D. R. Jones, of Bryncynon House, whilst Mr Harry Usher, brother of bridegroom, acted as best man. The bridesmaids were Miss Nancy Morris, sister of bride, and Miss Gwen Jones, friend of bride, both of Trecynon. Thep looked pretty in dresses of white voile, beautifully trimmed, with black picture hats. The c«remonv was per- formed by the Rev. D. Silyn Evans, pastor of Siloa Chapel, Aberdare. Afterwards a sumptuous breakfast was partaken at the home of the bride's sister, where the happy couple were the recipients of the best wishes of a large number of friends. A fine array of beautiful presents was received. Mr and Mrs Usher left for Ilfracombe, where the honeymoon is being spent,. amidst showers of greetings.
HIRWAIN. WE HAVE in stock to-day a fine se- lection of Sports' Coats, in all colours. Navy, Tan, Saxe, Helio, Grey, and Heather Mixtures. — J. M. Evans', Sadly s. PULPIT.—Mr W. J. Thomas, son of the Rev. W. C. Thomas, of Dowlais, occupied Ramoth (B.) pulpit on Sun- day last. Collections were made on be- half of Bangor College, where Mr Thomas is a student. DEMISE. It is with much regret that we announce the death of Mrs Elizabeth Cooper, of Cynon Terrace, Hirwain. Deceased, who was 32 years of age, passed away on Saturday even- ing last. She leaves a husband and one young child. We sympathise with the relatives in their bereavement. SCOUTS. On Monday evening last at the Hirwain Infants' School second- class badges were presented to the following Scouts upon their success at the last examination: —Patrol Leaders Everett John, Willie Davie- Trevelyan Charles Jones; Scouts Harry Butt, Geoffrey George, Willie Barnes, Ronald Lewis, David John Davies, Gwilym David Rees. Their success is greatly due to the capable coaching of Scout- master J. A. Jenkins and his assistant. Ananiah Jones. VICTORIA HALL. All lovers of artistic dancing should direct their steps this week to witness the per- formance of Dolly Phyllis, comedienne and wooden shoe dancer, at the local hall. In the dancing world she holds a high reputation, whilst in the musical world a distinguished position is main- tained. The pictures are par excellence, including "Salt Lake City," "The Stickle Back," "Hunting Stags," "Red Gold of the Forest," all of which are worthy of the notice of school-children. In the film, "Old Songa and Memories," a pathetic remembrance of Home, Sweet Home is portrayed. Outlaw's Sacrifice" and "Bar K Foreman" are stirring films of Western drama; whilst in Soldier's Duty and Thread of Industry" extraordinary pathos is portrayed. The struggle for supremacy in engineering is well shown in "Rival Engineers." The films, entitled "Convict's Dream,"
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CLYN NEATH. APPOINTMENT. Mr Theophilus Beynon, schoolmaster, has been ap- pointed headmaster of the Fronwen Schools, Ogmore. Mr Beynon is a musician of ability and note. We con- gratulate him on the appointment. OUTINGS. On Wednesday, August 6th, the Sunday Schools pertaining to Capel y Glyn, Addoldy, Bethel; Cal- varia and Siloh, Cwmgwrach, and Aber- pergwm Church had their outings. Some journeyed to Swansea and others to Porthcawl. SUPPER AND CONCERT. On Friday, at the Joiner's Arms Hotel, under the auspices of the Money So- ciety, a supper was given by Mr and Mrs William Thomas, the host and hostess. A concert followed, at which Mr E. Bevan, M.E., Cwmgwrach, pre- sided. After an enthusiastic address by the chairman, solos were given by Messrs Jack Granfield, Treorchy; Wil- liam Humphrey, Treorchy; Charles Hamer, William Rees Evans, William Evans, Pentre Ystrad, and Henry Davies, Glyn Neath. A vote of thanks to Mr and Mrs Thomas for their ex- cellent catering was passed. TEA MEETING. On Monday, August 4th, in Abernant Park, the annual tea party of Bethania C.M. Church was held." After tea the young people heartily partook of games. Mrs L. Llewelyn and Mrs D. Parry, of Lon- don. conducted a sale of flowers, while Miss B: Elias and Mies Olive Davies dispensed with all kinds of sweets. Afterwards a concert was held under the presidency of the Rev. W. Owen, a missionary from China. Mrs D. Parry and Miss Joanna Jones (Llinos y Glyn) gave solos. Mr Arthur Davies gave a recitation. Solo by Tom Cynon. Miss Martha Williams (Megan Nedd) and Mr Willie Price accompanied.
MOUNTAIN ASH. TRY TO REMEMBER Mac's Sale. Good goods at genuine reductions. Men's outfitting, ties, hats, etc.—Ted McGregor, Oxford Street. BOY SCOUTS. The No. 1 Troupe, Mrs Gray's Own, spent a happy day at Pontypridd on Wednesday. The pre- mises of the Y.M.C.A. were placed at their disposal. Scoutmaster Dudley was in command. FUNERAL. The interment of the youngest child of Dr and Mrs McCarthy took place in Maesyrarian Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. Father H. Irvine conducted the last rites. The funeral arrangements were carried out bv Mr Frank Mills. t HOMING PIGEONS. The follow- ing is the result of the race from Wey- mouth, 84 miles, There were 77 birds liberated. Results: J. Ingram, velocity, 1181; F. Dodd, 1177; Deverill, 1175; Surfield. 1174; J. Nott. 1173; T. Phillips, 1172; William Rees. 1167— .Tames Clarke, secretary. MUSICAL SUCCESS. — We congrat- ulate Florence Wines, of 34 Oakland Street. Miskin, Mountain Ash, on her success in passing the Intermediate examination (first class) for pianoforte playing, of the London College of Music. She is a pupil of Miss Mabel Wilkins. L.L.C.M., 68 Thomas Street, Miskin. A LITTLE WILL PURCHASE A LOT,-Call at Ted Mac's, and see the bargains—in hosiery, ties. collars, caps, and straws.-McGregor. Oxford and Commercial Streets. TERRITORIALS RETURN. The Mountain Ash detachment, 5tli Welch Bntta lion Territorials, returned from camp last Sunday. The men and officers looked in the pink of con- dition. Haverfordwest camp has been voted by all as the most successful ever held. The Mountain Ash streets were lined with a vast crowd as the Volunteer Band, conducted by Mr Willie Greenwood, led the march from the G.W. Station to the Drill Hall, playing Sutton's "Vivian Greys'" march HAGGAR'S CINEMA. Some very fine pictures will be shown at this popular picture-house to-niglit (Thurs- day) and the remainder of this week. In a first-class programme selected are some thrilling sc-enes and incidents of the recent riots which took place at Johannesburg. This picture was taken on the actual spot, by Messrs Gaumont. the world-renowned topical picture producers. Tremendous local interest is taken in this picture owing to so many of our readers having served with the colours in South Africa during the Boer War. The picture shows the charging of the rioters by the Cavalry, the looting of the shops, and barricaded streets guarded by the military. A visit to Haggar's this week-end will be well re-paid. On no account miss seeing it.
PENRHIWCEIBER. CARMEL. The pulpit of Carmel Welsh Congregational Church was oc- cupied on Sunday last by the Rev. John Henry, of Canton, Cardiff. SUCCESSES. We congratulate Mr John Rees, 20 Glassbrook Terrace, and Mr Dan Davies. 1 Harris View, in passing the Royal Society of Arts ex- amination in Double Entry Book- keeping,- Intermediate Stage, 2nd class. The examination was held in March last. BETHESDA (E.B.). The pulpit of this place of worship was occupied on Sunday morning and evening last by Mr T. Narbett. of Mountain Ash. At 2.30 the anniversary service, under the auspices of the Christian Endeavour Society, was held. Councillor Thomas Jones presided. The programme was as follows: Opening hymn. Onward, Christian Soldiers." Choir; reciting Psalm 67. Melbourne Richards: recita- tions, Maggie Harris. Gordon Jones, Miriam Roberts, Beatrice Roberts, Bertie Thomas, Elsie May Williams, Florie Cartwright, Katie England, Maggie Peregrine, Emrys Harris, Beatrice fcarr, Mona Pearce, C. A. Jones, Lily Cannings, and S. A. Wil- liams. Solos were rendered by Misses Gwen Morris and Rebecca Rees. Dialogue, Miss Burns and friends. Duet. Make me a channel of bless- ing," Mrs Powell and Miss Morris. Choruses wero. rendered by the Choir. The organists were, Miss Cassie How- ells and Mr W. J. Roberts, and the conductor was Mr James Williams.— On Monday a tea was held. The follow- ing presided at the tables: Miss Lasg- man and Miss Knooks; Miss Lily Cannings and Miss Alice Burns., Cutters, Mrs Powell and Miss Cannings. Tea brewers, Messrs Williams and Roberts. TABERNACLE. Anniversary ser- vices were held a.t Tabernacle Welsh Baptist Church on Sunday last. The morning service was presided over by Guardian John Williams. The Sunday School scholars sang "Dilyn Tesn." A chapter was read by Mr Williams. Re- citations were given by Misses Maggie Maud Harris, Blodwen Harris, Jenny Cannings, and Mildred Cannings, Sam- uel J. Price and Theophilus Jenkins. Duets, Blodwen M. Davies and Mary .T. Bircham, Cassie Price and Sarah Hughes. The Choir rendered suitable choruses under the able conductorship of Mr Christopher Bowen. The after- noon meeting was presided over by Mr J. P. Davi«s. ChOTUR, Awn i'r Ysgol Sul," Choir; recitations, Blodwen M. Davies, S. G. Price, Blodwen Harris. Bertha Garrett, Ivy Hughes, Fred Smith, Hettie Rouke, Lucy Rouke, Daisy Webb, Lizzie Need, Lucy Need, and Rachel Davies; solos, Harriet Jen- kins, M. E. Gear, Rachel Bowen, Rosy Miles, and Ethel Jenkins; duet, Louisa Jones and Esther Mitchell; quartette, Euros H. Bowen, Idrisyn J. Bowen, Margaret J. Bowen, and Olwen Rosser. Several choruses were sung by the choir. Councillor Evan Morris, J.P., presided at the evening meeting. Read- ing and prayer by Mr James Davies. Recitations were given by Lizzie Mary Jenkins, Maggie Maud Harris, Samuel Price, Cassie Price, Sarah Hughes, and Ivy Hughes. Solos, Rachel Bowen, Harriet Jenkins, Rosy Miles, Mrs E. Harris-Bevan, Rossei. Rosser, Joseph Jones, Miss Rees, Ethel Jenkins; duet, Misses Rees; quartettes, Evan Bowen and friends. Three choruses, com- posed by Mr Joseph Jones, of Ynys- boeth, were rendered by a local party, conducted by Mr C. Bowen (Glowrfab). Mr Robert Jones was the accompanist. -On Wednesday the Sunday School had their annual trip. This year the place chosen was Swansea. Fullv 500 persons made the journey.
ABERCYNON. MISSION ROOMS. Mr A. Bradlev, of Abercynon, preached at the St. Gwynno's Mission Rooms, Abertaf, on Sunday last. The attendance was good, and the preaching very effective' DEATH.—We regret to announce the death of the little child of Mrs and Mr J. Jones, son of Mr Evan Jones, billiard marker, Workmen's Institute. The child's parents, who reside at Pen- tre, were visiting Abercynon, and were staying at their relatives' house. On Tuesday morning the little child went downstairs a little before his mother, and began to play about the fireplace. Its clothes caught fire, and the little one sustained such severe burns that it died shortly afterwards. On Friday the inquest took place, when a verdict of "Accidental death' was returned. On that day its mortal remains wer& in- terred at the Abercynon Cemetery, the Rev. J. E. Thomas officiating.
YNYSYBWL. OBITUARY. We announce with regret the death of Lily Reeves, age 16 years, the second daughter of Mrs Reeves, Windsor Place. On Saturday last she was taken to the Cardiff In- firmary, and died there on Sunday. BRASS BAND. The South Wales and Monmouthshire Brass Band As- sociation held their 23rd annual championship eontest( Class B) at the Bedwellty Park, Tredegar, on Wednes- day, August 6th, when the much coveted shield (value 30 guineas) was captured by the Ynysybwl Town Prize Band, also < £ 12 cash prize. Adjudicator, Mr Angus Holden, Ashton-under-Lyne. The bandmaster (Mr Charles Hall) and the bandsmen are to be congratulated on their successes during the last ten months. As the president said it is a record to be proud of to come first, when such bands as Cwmaman, Trede- gar Workmen's, Mountain Ash Volun- teer, Tonypandy Hibernian, McLaren's Workmen's, Mountain Ash Hibernian, and the Plymouth Workmen's were in the contest. The following prizes have been won by the above band:—At Aber- tysswg, Class C., 1st prize and cup; at Aberaman, Class B., 2nd prize; at Treorchy, Class B., 1st prize and the above prize. The shield was presented by Mr A. T. Elliott, of Messrs Borsey and Co., London. ACCIDENT. On Monday night, about 9 o'clock, 35 empty coal wagons ran wild down the Ladv Windsor Colliery Siding, dashing through the gate and against the stop block inside the safety points. One wagon was forced the stop-block, and two wagons fell on the Taff Vale Railway, causing some delay of traffic. For- tunately, the Ynysvbwl 8.45 p.m. motor car had then just left the New Road platform. The car was full of passengers, and had it not left there might have been a great sacrifice of human life. Mr Merriman, signal- man, phoned up to the stationmaster, who was soon on the spot. Passengers had to leave the down car at the New Road platform, and walk down the line and enter another car which was sent up from Pontypridd. Mr E. Jones, agent, and Mr M. J. John, manager, Ocean Colliery, arrived on the spot as soon as they heard of the accident. They superintended the clearing, and had the colliery locomotive at the top end of the wagons to pull them back into the siding. With the assistance .of the T.V.R. breakdown gang, all was clear and the roads ready for traffic by 3 a.m. Eight wagons were badly damaged. It is hoped that the person or persons who interfered with the brakes of the wagons will be found out, and severely punighed.
LOST MEMORY. Miskin CirJ's Strange Wanderings to Penarth. The seventeen-year-old domestic, Annie Smith, of Miskin, Mountain Ash,. who has been lying in an unconscious condition at the King Edward VII. Hospital, Cardiff, since last Thursday", had by Tuesday partly recovered con- sciousness, and was able to converse with those around her. It will be recollected she was in the employ of Mr. J. M. Rose, an artist, of Newport, and on Thursday was found lying unconscious at the foot of the steps leading from the church into Church Avenue at Penarth by Mr. A. J. Hearne. She was then attended by Dr. Williams, who had her removed to the hospital suffering from concussion of the brain. The girl was interviewed on Tuesday. She was in a very weak state, and could throw no further light upon her unfor- tunate accident. Asked how she got to Penarth, the girl said she had no idea, as she remem- bered nothing which preceded the acci- dent or afterwards. All she could re- collect was falling down some steps in the vicinity of the church. She had learnt from her relatives that she had been home last week, but of this, too. she had no R ecollection—her mind being a complete blank. She was closely questioned as to her movements, but she adhered to her story that she could remember nothing.
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I CRICKET. Mountain Ash v. Pontypridd. Played at the Ynysangharad Grounds, Pontypridd, on Saturday, ocores:—
Pontypridd Guild. C. Williams, b James 25 L. Lewis, b Grant 2 T. Davies, b James 13 E. Seaton, c bye, b Grant. 8 E. A. Jones, b Grant 9 C. Bees, c Rees, b James. 4 E. Phillips, b James o Oxenham, c Grant, b James 4 C. Rees, not out 8 C- Coates, c Griffiths, b James 0 G. Beech, c Clark, b Grant 2 Extras 2 Total. 77 Mountain Ash Seconds. Bye, c Rees, b Davies 15 S. Rees, b Rees 4 1. Grant, b Rees o D. Griffiths, c Rees, b Davies 0 D. R. Masters, b Rees 6 H. Eynon, c Seaton, b Davies 4 L. Clark, run out 8 P. Williams, b E. A. Jones. 3 H. James, b Rees 0 H. Morgan, c Rees, b Jones 8 T. Hughes, not out 11 Extras. 24 Total. 83 Abercynon v. Llantwit Vardre. League Match played at Aber- cynon on Saturday. Scores:- Llantwit Fardre. W. C. Rees. lbw, b Davies. 6 C. Thomas, b Wilkins. 18 T. Hopkins, b Davies 2 D. Mainwaring, c Powell, b Wilkins 0 C. Stephens, c Davies, b Wilkins. 0 Ralfe, st Parry, b Wilkins. 0 J. Sutherland, b Wilkins 0 T. J. Thomas, retired hurt. 0 J. Harrison, st Parry, b Wil- kins. 0 F. Lewis, c Powell, b Wilkins 2 Blomley, not out 0 Extras. 3 Total 31 Abercynon. J. Parry, c Mainwaring, b Rees 11 R. Richards, b Rees 11 R. Kelly, b Thomas 10 H. Wilkins, run out 0 H. Davies, c Hopkin, b Rees 7 J. Taylor, c and b Thomas. 0 W. G. Powell, b Rees 5 G. Brisland, b Rees 2 T. Mason, b Thomas 0 A. Lanwern, not out 1 T. Smith, c Thomas, b Rees 0 Extras. 7 Extras. 54 '.0-
MEMS. FROM THE MOUNT. What a happy camp at Abercwm- boi. The Tybwbach Hill rings with merry laughter the whole day through. Mr Percy Griffiths teaches the boys the full meaning of fresh air. I understand that the new hall for the Y.M.C.A. is nearing completion, and that the scouts will not be ham- pered for room any more. Mr. Harry Allen, of Philadelphia, has been paying a visit to Mountain Ash. It will be remembered he gave a splendid report of Glyndwr's famous concert which took place in the Quaker City. Mr. Allen was de- lighted to renew his acquaintance with many of the boys, but Glyndwr was away Nationalizing at Aber- gavenny. The hot weather has been respon- sible for many curious things, but none more so than the phenomenon of dust blowing off the canal. I be- I lieve Mr. Curnow, of the Institute, is preserving some to initiate a muse- um at the Hall. Henry found that the tiles at the bottom of the bath are much stronger than the cranium. Look before you leap, should be his motto. Never in doubt. 11 Who tried to smoke the insulating core 1 Speech is silvern but silence is Go(u)lden. Dai was complacently going to work at 7.10 a.m. Watch was just one hour slow. One turn gone, aye mun. An Oxford Street shopkeeper was busy on Wednesday. Wedding in morning and just time to change his tie for a funeral in the afternoon. Quick change, Dai Bach. It was Wheeler the Duffryn feeder who saw Fred Morgan pulled out of the water. He says it was just touch and go. Who was the bandsman that found a pub and was fined a bob 1 A notice in a window in Jeffreys Street with some article for sale is carefully placed upside down. Re- minds one of "Don't look at my back." The Territorial Camp this year has > been a huge success, and not a little I of it has been due to Colour-Sergt. Phelps, who has been the life and soul of the detachment. The boys have looked to him for every thing, 7 and he was there every time. If you I wanted a needle, or a thread, a 1 button or a buckle, you got it. These 5 little attentions always make for good.
PENRHIWCEIBER CHAMBER OF OF TRADE. AND LLANWONNO FARMERS' SHEEP DOG TRIALS. A meeting of the Chamber, to deal with the forthcoming Sheep Dog Trials, was held at the Lee Hotel on Monday evening, August 11th, Mr J. P. Davies in the chair. The others present were: Messrs T. Evans, Guardian John Williams, S. Bond, G. Walters, J. A. Jones, P. Johnston, with Messrs J. M. Howells and E. Evans as joint secretaries. Appointment of Judge.—On the pro- position of Mr Johnston, seconded by Mr Bond, Mr Bennett Gray was ap- pointed judge of the Trials in con- junction with Mr Llewelyn, Maesyderi. Flock of Sht^p.—On the proposition of Mr T. Evans, seconded by Mr Jones, it was agreed that the secretary write Mr Lewis, Bryngolwg Farm, requesting him to provide one lot of sheep, Mr Johnston, Dduallt Farm, promising to supply the other lot. Hurdles, etc., are generously supplied by Messrs Howells, Walters, and Johnson. It was ar- ranged that the course, upon which the Trials will take place, be inspected by the chairman Mr J. P. Davies), Messrs Howells, Johnson, Councillor E. Morris, Guardian J. Williams, and Mr T. Evans. Fixing of the Pens.—The following were elected to see to the pens: — Messrs Howells, Johnson, Walters, and Williams. Police Wanted. On the propos- ition of Mr J. M. Howells, seconded by Guardian J. Williams, it was agreed to ask for the services of six police officers. Refreshments.—On the proposition of Mr Howells, and seconded by Mr Wal- ters, it was unanimously agreed that refreshments be supplied on the course, and that Mr Thomas Evans, Lee Hotel, be asked to provide the same.
Charitable Man (to former blind beggar): What, have you recovered you sight?" Beggar: "Well, you see, it's this way—I've lost my dog, and as 1 cannot be blind any longer, I've be- come a deaf mute."
A WONDERFUL APPARATUS. The human body has a wonderful power of keeping warm. A whole apparatus of nerves and tiny muscles and glands are set aside for the sole purpose of regulating the temperature. Heat is not allowed to escape from the body in hot weather, and, on the other hand, heat is retained inside the body in cold weather. This apparatus is of more value than six layers of flannel. Nothing keeps up the temperature of the body like muscular exercise. The muscles are like furnaces, which blaze up when they are worked, and only smoulder when at rest. It is, therefore, when one is sitting down in the open air or standing still that the heat of the body is produced slowly, while it is being carried off quickly by the breezes in the open air. Chills are caught by riding on the top of the omnibus with- out a coat, by standing still watching a football match or by motoring. It is then that thick clothes are absolutely necessary. They keep the heat in.
NO TIGHT CLOTHING. The early spring is the season for chills. The sunshine looks tempting, but the evenings and nights are very cold. I would rather spend my money on a thick overcoat than on thick under- clothing. Clothing should never be tight. Tight corsets, tight boots, tight gloves, tight collars are all taboo. I sometimes see mothers having quite a struggle to get the baby's garments on because they are so tight. The blood- vessels, be it remembered, are very soft and compressible; they are not rigid and built to withstand pressure. Hence the circulation of the part is impeded by anything tight, such as a garter. If the toes do not get the benefit of a full supply of good fresh blood they suffer for it. Ladies' fashions are not governed 'by hygiene or common-sense, iijut I do give a sigh of relief when fashion dictates that garments should be worn loose.
WAR ON THE FLY. The medical officers of health have had their attention turned for the last few years to the serious question of flies. These pests appear everywhere. In the house, in the shops, on the meat, in the milk, on the baby's face, in baby's food, on manure heaps, and in the larder, the fly is to be found. The fly settles on something horrible in the streets, and then flies on to the tea-table. I am anxious to enlist the help of the people in exterminating, or, at any rate, diminishing the numbers of these insects. To get at the root of the matter, the breeding-grounds of the flies should be attacked; it is not enough to kill the fully-grown fly. Manure-heaps, rubbish heaps of any sort, and dirty places in general are the sources of disease spread by flies. Can you improve your backyard ? Is there a useless rubbish heap belonging to you which you could clear away? Can you assist by sprinkling the place with disinfectant? Can you agitate to get a foul place made clean. In the house everything possible should be done by fly-papers, by covering the food with muslin and by not allowing scraps of food to lie about in exposed places to at- tract the flies. Microbes we cannot see, and they are difficult to catch, but flies we can see. .1
— W NOTICE. I SARAH M. THOMAS, of 1 Jones Street, Mountain Ash, have not contracted and do not in- tend to contract any debts in the name of John R. Thomas, 12 Morgan Street, Miskin, Mountain Ash. (Signed) SARAH M. THOMAS. HACGAR S Mountain Ash. ENORMOUS ATTRACTION. TO-NIGHT (Thursday), Friday and Saturday. Sensational Pictures of the recent JOHANNESBURG RAND RIOTS. Thrilling Scenes and Incidents. DO NOT FAIL TO SEE THEM.
ABERCYNON POLICE COURT. Thursday, Aug. 14th.—Before Captain G. A. Evans (chairman), Councillor Evan Morris and Mr. John Prosser.
DRUNK ON SUNDAY. Andrew Berry, in Station Road, Abercynon, 15s. and costs.
DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. John Jenkins, in Mountain Ash Rd., Ynysybwl, 10s. and costs. John Mason, in Ynysybwl, 10s. and costs.
KICKED THE POLICEMAN. Another charge against John Jenkins was assaulting the police. P.C. Batten arrested defendant on a charge of drunkenness. He became violent, lay on his back and kicked the officer several times. P.C. Jorgeson corroborated. Hannah Jenkins, wife of defendant, stated that the policemen threw him to the ground. The Bench did not consider the case very serious, and fined him 10s. and costs.
ABSENTEE SOLDIER. Thomas Bunkham, 5 Milbourne St., Matthewstown, was charged with being an absentee from the Royal Monmouth- shire Engineers. Remanded for an escort.
"SCANDALIZING HER CHARAC- TER." Ann Morris was summoned by Mabel Pearce, 59 Park Street, Penrhiwceiber, for using indecent language. Complainant was represented by Mr. S. Shipton. Mr. W. Thomas defended. Complainant stated she was going to the back of her garden, when defendant threatened to poison her dog. She then called her a prostitute and many other bad names. Cross-examined by Mr. Thomas: Her husband had not been summoned in the poilce court for living on her earnings. She was sure. She didn't know George Jones, 56 Park Street, and she didn't say to him that she was sorry that she had summoned Mrs. Morris. Mrs. Morris was scandalizing her character. Mary Ann Moore, 63 Park Street, heard Mrs Morris call Mrs Pearce a prostitute, and also heard her say that she had men in her house at all hours of the night. Captain Evans: This is a case of slander, and the wrong summons has been issued. Both sides agreed to be bound over, and this course was accordingly adopted. THEFTS BY SCHOOL CHILDREN. Albert Williams, Oliver Williams, Daniel Semens, Frederick Watts, An- eurin Jones, John Owen Jones were charged with breaking and entering the Ynvsboeth School, and stealing various books, toys, etc., the property of the Mountain Ash Education Committee. Richard Scrivens, Frederick Watts, Richard Watts, and John Williams, fathers of the children, were also charged with receiving the stolen pro- perty.—Mr H. P. Linton prosecuted for the Education Committee. P.C. David Thomas, from information received, went to Ynvsboeth School. He there saw Mrs Lewis, the caretaker, and she pointed out that the windows of the school had been forced. He then went to Watts' house, 12 Avondale Street; to Scriven's house, 13 Avondale Street, and to Jones' house, 9 Avondale Street. Witness found many of the stolen articles in the houses of these defendants. David Thomas, clerk to the Director, stated that the value of the articles stolen was about 5s. The Bench decided not to proceed with the charge of receiving the goods against the fathers of the children. Each of the children were fined -61, this being joined with the parents.
BARDDONIAETH. DAU ENGLYN LLONGYFARCH- IADOL rr cyfaill ieuanc Mr. J. Eiddig Davies. Abercwmboi, ar ei waith ef a'i gor o fechgyn by chain yn cipio y brif wobr vn Eisteddfod Genedl- aethol Abergafenni- Ein hylon I Eiddig lawn haedda- Ganig o'r fath dlysa' (genym Fe a'i gor fu y gora' Yn y fwyn ddel Fenni dda. Efe gurodd bump o fyg gorau-yn rhwydd 0 ryw bump o farciau; Fi yn wir wnaf fwynhau-y gwr siriol, A'i wiw gor swynol. a'i hygar seiniau. Abercwmboi. ALAW SYLEN.
A WORD ABOUT CLOTHES. Much has been written on the sub- ject of clothing. Some advocate light clothing, some heavy, but in the end we shall have to leave the decision with the individual. The amount of cloth- ing worn is largely a matter of in- dividual habit. If a man has been accustomed to wear thin clothing he will probably be able to withstand the variations of the weather as well as another. The man who starts wearing thick clothing is under the compulsion of keeping* to the same garment; if he one day leaves off a garment or two before the warm weather has really set in he runs the risk of a chill. It is commoner to find men "wearing too much than too little. A multitude of flannel garments is not the protection that is so commonly believed. Besides, he who wears thick garments at all times is not able to put on anything extra when a cold snap sets in.
GROWTH OF INSANITY. I have just 'been reading the annual report of an asylum for the insane for one of the large counties-I shall not tell you which. The first point I notice is that the accommodation is not sufficient, and that the Medical Super- intendent is asking for more room. That is a sad reflection on modern times, -the asylums are full to overflowing and more accommodation is needed. About a quarter of the admissions dur- ing the year were old patients re-ad- mitted—that is, relapse cases. It fre- quently happens that the relatives of the patient are over-anxious to take him out, and they do so before the cure is complete; the result is that a relapse occurs. So long as the patient is under proper care and shielded from the wor- ries of the world he improves, but as soon as he is plunged back into the whirlpool of modern existence he is beaten down again. It is mistaken kindness to remove the patient at the earliest possible moment. Give him time. <
I. Aberdare Empire. The one present aim of Mr Norton, the popular and enterprising manager of the Empire, is to place before his audiences a programme that will sur- pass all previous programmes. His de- sire also is to edify as well as to amuse, to teach as well as to entertain. The pictures, especially, are the pick of the market. The little Empire will very soon be too small to hold the large numbers that attend. This week's pro- gramme is one of exceptional interest. The chief place is taken by the Dayton Family, who are twelve in number. This is a very interesting turn, and they are daring performers.. They have toured all over the world, visiting the Empire, Alhambra, and Crystal Palace, London; Follies Burgere, Paris; Wintergerton, Berlin; Kursall, Lucerne, and Hamerstein's Roof Garden Theatre, New York. Dora Campbell, in illus- trated songs, including "I love another," takes very well. The three Spanish Armadas, the sensational tight wire performers, are indeed clever and daring; their balancing is truly great. Louise Dot contributes to the pro- gramme as comedienne and acrobatic dancer. An extra turn is also staged this week. The chief amongst the pic- tures is The Scapegrace." The or- chestral overture is Berliner Luft n (Linke).
Bachelor's Bride," Calino, Station- master," are simply worth witnessing themselves, as a good laugh is surely to follow. In this week's Gaumont Graphic, a photograph of Mr Jack Johnson and his wife is shown. He is cheered lustily by the J crowded houses each evening. Hirwainites should not fail to pay a visit.