Abercwmboi Notes. BY "IORWERTH." Hurrah! Hurrah! The fine weather is responsible for marked progress in the building of our hall. After all, the fighting and sneering have not finished yet. Our young men are not at all satisfied. I hear that some of them, who have all along been looking forward to holding dancing- classes, are a little upset. Now, I under- stand on good authority that the floor of our hall is a sloping one. Now, Sandie, you should look at every side of the question before saying that you would not pay towards the hall in the future. Wait and see. I should like to know why the rents of certain local houses have risen. There must be something wrong with the I machinery somewhere. Am very glad to hear that our famous Boys' Choir are in for international j' honours. Good, indeed. I learn that the Aberdare District I Council are applying for three addition- al members for the Aberaman Ward. If that comes about then Abercwmboi will poseiby stand a chance of realising its pet dream, viz., a real live represen- tative of its own on the Council.
Cwmaman Minister Honoured The members of Seion (B.) Chapel and a large number of friends met on Tuesday at the chapel to honour the pastor, Rev. W. R. Lewis, on his de- parture to take up the pastorate of Hill Park (B,), Haverfordwest. Tea was partaken of in the vestry. The tray- holders were: (1) Mrs. J. H. Job, Mrs. D. Jones, Mrs. W. Thomas, Miss Maggie Evans; (2) Mrs. Anthony Davies, Miss Morfudd Lloyd, Miss Winifred Evans, Miss Lizzie Jones; (3) Mrs. Morris J. Davies, Mrs. Polly J. James, Miss Annie Mary Thomas; (4) Mrs. David Davies, Mrs. John Davies, assisted by Misses Mattie Rees, Millie Hughes, and Eluned Rees; (5) Mrs. E. Thomas, Miss M. J. Thomas, Miss M. Phillips; (6) Mrs. David Rees, Mrs. D. Lewis, Mrs. M. E. Parry, Mrs. F. Manley. Cutters, Mesdames Evans, William Rees, Edwards, Thomas and Hughes, Messrs. Morris J. Davies, W. Clay Jen- kins, and J. Williams. Tea brewers, Messrs. William Rees and T. J. Griffiths. Water attendants, Messrs John Mathews and Morgan Rees. After the tea a presentation meeting was held. The Rev. J. Griffiths, Calf aria (B.), Aberdare, presided. The Rev. T. J. Hughes, Caerau, Maesteg (a Cwm- aman boy and a son of Seion Church^ then led in prayer.—The chairman re- gretted the losing of a good and up- right man. Mr. Lewis was a man who, since his advent to the pastorate of Seion three years ago, had done his uttermost to further the cause of Christ in the locality. He was a fearless preacher with high ideals. Mr. Lewis had endeared himself to all who came in contact with him. He wished Mr. and Mrs. Lewis and children the best of success in their new sphere of la- bour.—The Rev. Cefni Jones, Ramoth, Hirwain, regretted the departure of such a good champion of the faith as Mr. Lewis.-The Rev. J. Lewis, Hebron, also spoke in a similar strain.—The solo, "Never lose sight of Jesus," was rendered by Mrs. Morris Davies.—Mr. William Rees, deacon, said that Mr. Lewis had won the love of the church by his geniality and goodness.—Mr. John Mathews, deacon, spoke of Mr. Lewis as a fearless evangelical preach- er, one who preached the full gospel.— Mr. Arthur Humphreys, on behalf of his mother (widow of the late pastor, Rev. Thomas Humphreys), who repre- sented the church, handed to Mr. Lewis a handsome oak clock (Westminster chimes), suitably inscribed.—Mr. David Rees, Glanaman Road, deacon, then presented Mrs. Lewis with a solid silver cake stand, and Miss Indeg Lewis (the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis) with a solid silver knife and spoon. Master Garnet Lewis was presented with a solid silver inkstand.—Mrs. Morgan Rees, on behalf of the Bible Class, handed to Mr. Lewis a silver- mounted ebony walking-stick, suitably inscribed.—The I chairman then pre- sented Mr. Lewis, on behalf of the Baptist ministers of the Aberdare Valley, with a beautifully bound vol- ume of Eucken's "Main Current of Modern Thought also on behalf of Mr. J. H. Job a volume on The Life of Helen Keler." Mr. and Mrs. Lewis feelingly responded. Miss Indeg Lewis, in a neat little speech, thanked the donors for the handsome present and their kind expressions.—Mr. Lewis thanked the church for the many tokens of respect and esteem in the past as well as the present. He thanked the sisters for their service to the minis- try, and also all those who took part in the function. He found it difficult to sever nis connection with the church. He had found them loyal and true al- ways. When he came to Cwmaman he had resolved that his ministry would not detract from the noble influence and the good work of his predecessor, the late Rev. Thomas Humphreys, and he was glad to realise that he had achieved that object.—The following ministers also spoke in eulogistic terms of Mr. Lewis:—Revs. Bowen Davies (C.), Abercwmboi; E. J Owen (C.), Cwm- aman; D. Hopkin. B.A.. Trecynon; M. J. Thomas, Trinity ^E.B.), Cwm- aman; W. A. Jones, Cvrmdare; W. D. •' In. Morris (C.M.), Cwmaman; H. P. Jenkins, Saron; E. W. Llewelyn (C.M.), Liba ids; Myddfai Jones, CWlll- bach. Solo, "Make new friends but keep the old," Mr. J. K. Lewis. Duett, Miss Maud Jenkins and Master Evan David Harris. Solo and chorus, God be with you till we meet again," Mr. Anthony Davies and choir. A hearty vote of thanks to the chairman and to all who had taken part was proposed by Mr. Evan Thomas, and seconded by Mr. John Evan Harris. The ac- companist was Miss Morfudd Lloyd, A.L.C.M. The following formed the presentation committee: Chairman, Mr. William Rees; treasurer, Mr. David Rees, Glanaman Road; secretary, lrr. John Evan Harris; also Miss Mor- fudd Lloyd, Messrs. J. E. Lewis, J. H. Job, Anthonv Davies, Morgan Rees, John Williams," Ben Davies, John Mathews (deacon), Gwilym Morgan, Benjamin Harris, W. Clay Jenkins, Tom Davies, Morris John Davies, and Evan Thomas (deacon).—Mr. Lewis was; born at Brynhyfryd, Swansea, 35 years ago. He studied at Bangor College. His first call was to Glanwyddyn, near Llandudno. Thence he went to Gelli and Cannel, Pembrokeshire, and after- wards to Cwmaman. I
CODREAMAN. WE HAVE a choice lot of new Wash- ) ing Crepons and Sponge Cloths in all widths. See Windows this week.—J. M. Evans, London Warehouse, Aberdare. OBITUARY. On Friday evening last little Penry Thomas, aged 3 years and 7 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Thomas, 12 Pleasant View, passed away. On Monday the mortal remains were interred at the Aberdare Cemetery. The Rev. E. W. Llewelyn, Libanus, officiated. Mourners: Messrs. Joseph Thomas, father; William Thomas, grandfather; William J. Thomas, Ferndale; Tom Morgan, Car- diff Road; Joseph Williams, Aber- cwmboi, and Uewelyn Jones, Violet Street, uncles. Beautiful wreaths were sent by: (1) Mr. and Mrs. D. Vaughan Jones, London, uncle and aunt; (2) Idwal and Ceinwen, brother and sister; (3) Neighbours and friends; (4) Uncle and cousins, Abercwmboi; (5) Miss Richards, headmistress, Aman School; (6) Miss Jones, assistant mistress; (7) Mrs. Davies, Pleasant View; (8) Master Merfyn Price; (9) Mrs. Venables. PREACHING SERVICES. The annual preaching services of Hebron C.M. Church were held on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday last. The minis- ters were the Revs. J. Puleston Jones, M.A., the famous blind preacher, and J. Roberts, M.A., Cardiff. On Satur- day evening the Rev. J. Puleston Jones took his text from Romans v. 19; Sunday morning, Rev. J. Roberts, •j"™, x- 28;. afternoon, Mr. Jones, Matthew xxn. 8; evening. Revs. J. Roberts and Puleston Jones, Hebrews xiii. 8, and Revelations v. 5, 6, 7 re- spectively Monday afternoon, Mr. Ro- berts, Matthew xvi. 34, 25; evening, Mr. Roberts, John v. 20. and Mr Puleston Jones, Isaiah Iviii. 3. The Saturday evening and Mondav after- noon services were commenced by the T- Thomas, Noddfa, and J. Myddiai Joints, Cwmbach, rBSDectivclv The Rev. J. Lewis, pastor, conducted the services, The precentor was Mr. William Rees, whilst Mr. Evan Jones, A.L.C.M., presided at the organ.
ABERNANT. THURSDAY. Ju,r 2n4 this date open. Rcok earlv for the Fr\nd £ °wefS at Bryi Seion, Cwm- ^ch" |*Wment of Mr. David Clegg The Wizard of the Organ" together with a star artisfp vf;n„ JwNOEATOLATIONs' to Mr66 T j Thomas, 9 Windsor Terrace organist of Bethel Baptist Church 'whT won the JST fi,"1 >,th competitions, for for &ve5iles- at thT^apt^st V¥,h,rf £ S- cerdd Cynon), Cwffich. (Pen"
ABERDARE. toS? s jfg -™,wwTif £ Ashton, Manchesier, on Friday, May for &ve5iles- at thT^apt^st V¥,h,rf £ S- cerdd Cynon), Cwffich. (Pen" ABERDARE. toS? s jfg -™,wwTif £ 8th, at 7.30, at the Hi*W & Girls- Sclool. IK*, known member ot' the Manchester City Council, where she has done excellent work. She is an atttractive speaker, and a strong advocate of woman suffrage. All should endeavour to hear her. Admission free. SERIOUS ACCIDENT. Mr. David Davies, Hawthorn Terrace, met with a severe accident on Saturday. While following his work as sawyer at Cwm- aman Colliery his hand came in contact with the saw, and his thumb and fore- finger were cut right off. He was taken to Aberdare Cottage Hospital, and attended to by Dr. Cory and Dr. Holmes. He is still at the hospital, and though slightlv better suffers badly from severe shock. Mr. Davies was always considered a very careful work- men, and has followed the occupation of sawyer for 30 years—10 years at Cwmaman. DEATH AND INTERMENT. Mr. John Jones, 23 Tanybryn Street, passen- ger driver on the T.V.R.. passed away on Friday, of double pneumonia. The j deceased was a native of Abercynon, where his family are well known. He was a very staid man and a good con- versationalist. The interment took place on Tuesday at the Aberdare New Cemetery, the 'Rev. James Griffiths, Calfaria, officiating. The following T.V.R. employees acted as bearers:- Mr. D. Walters, stationmaster; In- spector Roberts, Messrs. W. Rees, timekeeper; Rhys Davies, Penderyn; T. Morgan, retired driver; Tom Rees, driver; William Edmunds, fireman, and David John, driver. There were also present several T.V.R. loco. and traffic employees. The mourners were: Mrs. Jones, widow, and children, Jessie and Jacky; Mr. Evan Jones and son, Abercynon, brother and nephew; Mrs. Thomas and Misses Thomas, Aber- cynon, sister and nieces; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Jenkins, father and mother- in-law Messrs. Sam Jenkins and Leonard Jenkins, brothers-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Hughes, Penygraig; Mr. Dan Hurton, Ferndale; Mr. and Mrs. Evan Fisher, Merthyr; Mr. David Jenkins and Miss Nellie Jenkins, Troedvrhiw; Messrs. John Davies, Hirwain; Silas Evans and David Evans, Trecynon; Tom Evans, grocer, Aberdare; Mr. Abraham, Mer- thyr. Wreaths were sent by: T.V.R. Loco.; T.V.R. Traffic; Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Rees, Gore House Hotel, Swan- sea; Brother and nieces, Abercynon; Widow and children; Bertie and Harry, 'nephews. AN ELECTRICAL EMIGRANT. An excellent free and easy entertain- ment was held at the Castle Hotel on Tuesday evening to give honour to Mr. George Sutcliffe, of the Aberdare Elec- trical Co., Ltd., who is about to depart for British Columbia. The speech- making was opened by Mr. A. E. Bel- sten, Managing Director of the Aber- daro Electrical Co., Ltd., who, in a pleasant address, eulogised the manner in which Mr. Sutcliffe had served his firm, and remarked that the success of a business concern was always con- siderably enhanced by men such as Mr. Sutcliffe, in whom they found the unfailing energy and ability conducive to increased business and social inter- course. As a visible mark of apprecia- tion his fellow-workers and friends had subscribed towards a little presenta- tion, and on their behalf Mr. Belsten presented Mr. Sutcliffe with a Gladstone bag. Mr. Belsten wished Mr. Sutcliffe and family every luck and prosperity in their new surroundings.—Mr. Sut- cliffe, in his speech, expressed his sin- cere thanks for the presentation, and said that he would value the gift, not only for its intrinsic value, but more particularly for the kind thought which prompted the presentation, and for the recollections it bore Vf his many pleas- ant associations in Aberdare.—Speeches conveying the good wishes of the staff of the Electricity Department were made by Mr. A. J. Abraham (general manager), Mr. W. T. Hilder (outside superintendent), and Mr. G. D. Morgan (chief clerk), who in a pleasant strain wished him God-speed, and assured him that he took with him the best wishes of the staff in his new sphere of ac- tivity.—Mr. Tom Rees (proprietor) also gave expression to the qualities and abilities of Mr. Sutcliffe, and joined with the others in their good wishes.— Mr. Williamson, manager of the New Theatre and Hippodrome, introduced to the gathering Mrs Cassie Walmer and Mr. Kelly, who gave songs and dances. Mr. Llew Jones, Carl Rich- ardson, the local Cowboy Aspirant; Messrs. Tom Elliott, G. Rundle, R. S. Belsten, Tom Rees, A. E. Belsten, Owen Jones, and G. D Morgan also sang. Duets by Messrs. W. T. Hilder and Rees B. Jones and Tom Rees and Llew Jones. Messrs. W. T. Hilder and Rees B. Jones ably presided at the piano. The facilities afforded by the host for furthering the enjoyment of those present were much appreciated.
CWMDARE. WINDING UP. On Tuesday last the students of the Cwindare Scientific Dressmaking Class held a social at Miles' Restaurant to wind up the session. Appended are the names of those present:—Mesdames Jones, Wilks, Ellis, Griffiths, Misses Lacy, Palmer, L. Bowen, D. Ellis, Blodwen Davies, Edith Williams, S Richards, Miss Beynon, Misses Elsie Stonelake, Muriel Lacey, S. Owen, Ethel Evans, E. W. Evans,. M. J. LTanf,, Jennie Evans, Elvira Rosser, Gwen Howells, Maggie Williams, Mary Evans, Sarah Evana, Mary Ann Williams, S. A. Waters, A. G. Evans, Nellie Baker, M. M. Jones, May Lewis, M. E. Jenkins, R. M. Jones, M. A. Lewis, M. M. James; Messrs. W. Jones, J. Wilks, Peter David, Arthur Palmer, W. J. James, J. Nicholas, J. Palmer, Henry Lewis, and Gwilym Evans; Misses Mav Evans, E. Leach, and Maggie Davies. Mr. Peter David occupied the chair at the concert. Appended is the programme:—Over- ture, Miss Muriel Lacey. Solos, Miss Marie Louise, Mr. J. Nicholas, Miss Margaret Maiy Jones, Miss M. E. Evans, Mr. J. Nicholas. Pianoforte solo, Mr. Gwilym Evans. The accom- panists were Miss Muriel Lacev and Mr. Gwilym Evans. The singing of "Men of Harlech concluded a most enjoyable evening. The teacher and secretary is Mrs. M. Jones, 85 Ceme- tery Road. .r
Aberdare Cinema. Next Week: "A Neglected Wife." Clarke's the Man, ever to the front, has an enormous bill for next week. Abei-darians are truly favoured in this respect, for week after week Clarke's the Man caters for them with a lavish hand. No wonder that this pretty pic- ture-play house is popular when a pro- gramme such as the above is presented to entertain its patrons. A Neglect- ed Wife is the title of one of the star pictures for next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The story is that of Muriel, wife of Gerald Yorke, the head of the detective department, who chafes under what she considers her husband's neglect. His neglect is brought about by his work. So engrossed in it is Yorke that he scarcely has time to take his meals. Irritation and anger gain the upper hand, and one day she leaves the luncheon table and goes to her boudoir. In her unhappiness she 1 leaves the house and seeks distraction in a fashionable restaurant. Here she meets Eric Leblanc, the leader-of a re- volutionary club, to the tracking down of whose members Yorke is devoting his nights and days. Later she commences a flirtation with Leblanc, but conceals her name from him. The breach be- tween husband and wife widens, and she seeks consolation with her illicit lover. A dramatic scene is that where Leblanc attempts to burgle Yorke's house, and is confronted by Muriel. Yorke, in his study, hears a noise, and his suspicions are aroused. From a finger print, near the handle of the door, Yorke finds out who his night visitor was. Muriel re- sognises Leblanc's danger and hurries away to inform him. Yorke follows, and the conspirator is arrested. Mur- iel attempts to follow him, but is pre- vented by her husband, who forces her to her knees. The story ends with the husband leaving her-for ever. Muriel had played with fire and been consumed. —The other star picture for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday is The Out- law." It is a great picture of Cowboy Life—the greatest ever shown in Aber- 9 dare. A complete change of programme will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Clarke's the Man has se- cured that great comedy production, Always tell your wife," with Seymour Hicks and his beautiful wife, Ellaline Terriss, in the principal parts. It is the story of a husband who tries to hide from his wife one of his bachelor pecca- dilloes, and the sudden re-appearance of the girl who threatens him with an action for breach of promise. The comic element is strong when he feigns a cold to keep out of the way of the girl. His wife subjects him to such drastic treatment that he at last confesses, and all ends happily.—There will also be a grand display during the week of Key- stone comics and dramas.-The usual Saturday Matinee will be continued.
Aberdare Empire. The "little Empire" is still going strong. The management are always introducing innovations. This week's programme is of exceptional merit. The turns are Correa, the dare-devil American Indian Scout, assisted by his beautiful squaw, La Criollita, in a thrilling exhibition of sportsmanship, introducing the limit, stock whip manipulation, rope spinning, and the human target. We have also Bob, Ivy and Lynn, in their song scena, A Garden of Music"; Elliott and Ware, comedy artistes, tumblers, and danoers; Archie Graham, the swell comedian. The films are both pleasing and ele- vating. The star feature film this week is "The Diver."
Calvaria, Aberdare. Thursday night, at Calfaria xiall, Calfaria Band of Hope Choir gave a performance of the Temperance can- tata, Five Steps to Honour and Five Steps to Ruin" (J. Cook). The chair was taken by the Rev. James Griffiths, who showed to the large audience how the choir and the artistes would deal with the different steps to honour and ruin. The building of the various steps was done deftly by the respective youth- ful builders. The opening chorus, Childhood's Tears," was given by the choir. Recitation, What are theyf" by Una Williams. Maldwyn Jones and Florrie Pugh recited verses from the Book of Proverbs. Miss Bes- sie Lloyd rendered a contralto solo, | Save the Boy." Myra Wheeler gave a recitation, Have courage to say No." Gwyn Henton David and Olwen Roderick now recited Scripture. The j choir then sang the chorus, "The Bible." Gwladys Jones recited Thev | that seek me early shall find me." Joshua Price, May George, Thomas Ed- wards and Winnie Williams each recited verses from Proverbs. Ellen Druce re- cited How did they all begin." Solo j by Maggie M. Phillips, Twas drink that spoiled my boy." Recitation bv Olwen Druce, Where there's drink there's danger." George Bowen and Irene Knight recited, and the choir j sang the chorus, "While topers must j keep drinking." Speech by Richie Williams. Willie Richards and Doris Edwards recited, and the choir sang J Eden at Home." Mr Ben Pugh then sang a solo, "Carry me back to my mother's home." Thomas John James mother's home." Thomas John James and May James recited from Proverbs, and Elsie John recited Thrift and Health." The choir then sang Never say Fail," and Joseph Lewis recited "Be in Earnest." Ivor Thomas and Alice Roderick recited Scripture, and the choir sang "Is the conflict strong within theer" Miss Maggie Rees re- cited "Dishonesty," and Ivor Thomas and Irene Morgan portions of Scripture. Emlyn Evans recited "Give a helping hand," and the choir followed with Have pity on the poor." Merfyn Davies and Eunice Davies recited Scrip- ture, and Annie Price "The Downward Path." Chorus, Tramp, tramp, tramp," by the choir. Idris Williams and Peggy Frost recited Scripture and the choir sang "Live for something." Nancy Rees recited "Hymn of the True Man." The choir followed with Who is a brave man." Emlyn Druce recited "The two roads," and then came the final chorus, Blessed is the man." Great praise is due to the chil- dren and also the artistes for the man- ner they performed their work. The singing of the choir was of a very high order throughout. Mr David John Pugh, the conductor, deserves credit for the high standard of the singing. Mr David Richards (Nevern) had taught the reciters well, and it was he that acted as prompter for the evening. Professor Tom Davies acted as pianist and Wm. Hy. Pugh as organist. The chairman dwelt on the readiness of Pro- fessor Tom Davies to help every good cause. The doorkeepers were Messrs. R. J. Walters, J. D. Price, Thos. Wheeler and Rees Price. The officers of the Band of Hope are: Chairman, Mr Daniel Griffiths; treasurer, Mrs. John Lloyd; secretary, Mr Wm. Jas. Davies; assistant secretary, Mr Philip Jones. i The duetists in the last chorus were as follows Soprano, Miss Ellen Druce; contralto, Miss Maggie Rees tenor, Mr David Jones; bass, Mr John Lloyd. The event was splendidly organised by Mr W. J. Davies, the energetic secretary.
MOUNTAIN ASH POLICE COURT. On Thursday, April 30th, before Mr. R. A. Griffith (deputy-Stipendiary), Col. M. Morgan, Major F. N. Gray, Captain G. A. Evans, and Councillor Griffith Evans. NEW MAGISTRATE. Councillor Griffith Evans, the new chairman of Mountain Ash Council, was sworn in as a magistrate. DRUNKS. Richard Jarman, in Jeffrey Street. Mountain Ash, lOe and costs; William Legge, in Henry Street. 5a and costs; William Taylor, in Henry Street, 188 and ooets; Thomas Davies, in Oxford Street, 10s and costs; Thomas Jones, in Penrhiwoeiber Road, 5s and costs; Jeremiah Foley, in Miskin Road, 10s and costs; Patrick Sullivan, in Miskin Road, on two occasions, 10s and costs for each offence; John Howells, in Penrhiwceiber Road; William Thom- as, in Penrhiwoeiber Road, on a Sunday; Robert Gudge, in Aberpennar Street; James Kedley, in Commercial Street, Mountain Ash; David Howells, in Ox- ford Street; John Harris, in lfiaVin Road; Frederick Prichard, in Penrhiw- ciber Road, 10s and costs each; Wil- liarfl John Williams and Thomas Thom- as. in Station Terrace, Penrhiwceiber, on a Sunday, 15s and costs each; Job Davies, Woodfield Terrace, Penrhiw- ceiber, on a Sunday, 15s and costs; Barry Collins, in Penrhiwceiber Road, 10s and costs; John Morgan, in High, Street, Mountain Ash, an old offender 20s and costs. MRS. HENNESSEY ONCE MORB.- WHITSABLE OYSTERS FOR MAG- ISTRATES. Elizabeth Hennessey, Lgainst whom there were several previous nviction8 for drunkenness, was sum- moned for being drunk and disorderly in Commercial Street, Mountain Ash, on March 28th. Two constables gave evi- dence of having seen her very drunk. S>he was using filthy language to the landord of the Bruce Anns, bhe was represented by Mr. S. Miipton. Defendant repeatedly inter- rupted the witnesses and Mr Shipton, and called one of the former a liar. stipendiary: Be quiet, you are doing Kreat harm to your case.—Mrs Hen- nessey I can't help it, sir.—Inspector Davies was called, and he said she had behaved very well for some time until a month ago. While the Bench were de- liberating Mrs. Hennessey made run- ning comments concerning various people, including her husband and the landlord of the Bruce Arms. D- it." she said, "I was not going to take an insult. I am not a d- fool now if I have been one. I am equal to the whole lot of them.Col. Morgan: Is there any ground for what you sav that she is leaving Mountain Ash? — Mr. Shipton Yes, arrangements are being made to send her to Whitstable to some friends for two or three months. Mrs. Hennessey: I wouldn't mind if it was to-morrow. I want some Whitstable oysters badly to pick up my strength. I am run down and very weak. She was asked to give an undertaking to be- have herself until the arrangements were complete for her to leave the town. This she promised to do. —Sti- pendiary: Then we'll adjourn the case for an indefinite period.—Mrs. Hennes- sey Thank you, very much. I'll make you a present of a bag of oysters from Whitstable when I get there, and you Inspector Davies, and you Col. Morgan. (Loud laughter.)—Mrs. Hennessey then left the Court. UNDER AGE.—Mary A. Rathmell, Mountain Ash. was summoned for sell- ing cigarettes to a boy 14 years of age. -P,C. Pugh gave evidence. Mrs. Rathniell's husband appeared, and wished to know why he had not been summoned instead of his wife, because his name was over the door.Case ad- journed to make enquiries. STREET BETTING. Thos. Sim- mons, Philip Street, Mountain Ash, and Benjamin Llewelyn, Miskin, were charged with frequenting Miskin Road for the purpose of taking bets.—P.C. Berryman said that on April 17th he saw Simmons take slips from Llewelyn. When he arrested them both had bett- ing papers and money.—Llewelyn was fined SSt and costs, and Simmons JBt and costs.
'—- JXL tMr 77M ABEBDARE CINEMA. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, May 11, 12 & 13: SECURED AT AN ENORMOUS COST, A Neglected Wife." With the famous Danish Tragedienne, BETTY NANSEN, in the Title Role. The Outlaw A grand COWBOY J Also grand Display of Key- Western Picture, stone Comics, Dramas, etc. Western Picture. i stone Comics, Dramas, etc. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, May 14, 15 & 16: SEYMOUR HICKS and ELLALINE TERRISS in the latest Comedy Production, "Always tell your Wife." As Played by them with enormous success at the London Coliseum Little Ned A Nerve Stirring Cowboy. Also grand Display of Key- stone Comics, Dramas, etc. CI.k4e yiagJ3K» :X:»YJra- fif;e ana P tees as usual 4e IVI.1. Bamrioes for Sunday Next. HIGHLAND Place Unitarian Church Aberdare. Morning at 11, Even- ing at 6 Preacher Rev E. T. EVANS. ABERDARE BROTHERHOOD, Green Street Wesleyan Chapel, 3 to 4. Speaker, Rev. R. Winter, Mountain Ash. All men invited.
Labour Day at Mountain Ash. Mr. T. Richards, M.P., Interrupted. On May Day, from all pwts of the district, huge bodies of men marched into the town with flags flying and bands playing, to demonstrate in con- nection with the Taff and Cynon Dis- trict of the S.W.M.F. The mass meet- ing was held in the Workmen's Insti- tute Mr David Davies, Chairman of the Taff and Cynon District, presiding. He was supported by Mr T. Richards, M.P., Ald. E. Morrell, Councillor J. Powell, Messrs. J. Picton, T. Rosser, David Lewis, Gwilym Williams, D. Bowen, E. Evans, and S. Morgan. The Chairman, commencing the pro- eeedings, asked the company to rise and stand in silence for a moment in respect to the memory of the late Mr W. E. Harvey, M.P. Mr Davies then pro- ceeded with his speech. He said that by their demonstration that day they were showing that they were stiu alive to what they thought they were en- titled to. He was glad they had stuck to May Day as the Annual Labour Day, and strongly appealed to the young men to support the organisation and take more interest in it. Now football was over, wouldn't it be well for them to see what they were getting for their labours in life ? Let the non- unionist be put in the background and let them make the Union blackleg-proof. Ald. Morrell moved the Federation resolution. In pressing the claims of the Federation Mr Morrell said that no organization in the whole world had fT^e miners than the M.F.G.B and S.W.M.F. He strongly appealed to the young men to lay on the altar of service their best work through the channel of the Federation. He was glad to see the surface-men mentioned in the resolution, and hoped they would all stand loyally in the attempt to im- prove their condition. He hoped to see all the men working eight hours only. One of the planks in their platform was 6 days pay for 5 shifts for afternoon and night workers, and to bring those re- forms about, he asked them to give an expression of renewed confidence in the men who were striving to get them. (Cheers.) Mr David Lewis, in seconding the re- solution, mentioned that he would have preferred to see in the resolution a clause that in the new agreement no non-unionist should be allowed to work in the mine. (Cheers.) Mr T. Richards, M.P., supporting the resolution, said that in the old days there was a great deell more enthusiasm about industrial affairs than now. Welshmen did not seem to demonstrate with the enthusiasm and eclat of the Englishmen. It was a beautiful idea to demonstrate on May Day, and how much more beautiful, if they could get all the workers of the world to spontan- eously give their idea of the industrial situation on that day. He regretted the apathy and neglect of the men for whom the officials were working so hard. They had made progress, as the Agent had told them. (A voice, "Under what head?") Where would they be without the Federation? They would be in the hands of the colliery manager. (A voice: "What did the Federation do for the Cambrian men?") Mr Rich- ards said he would answer that a little later. He expected his friend up there (pointing to the gallery) would accept all the reforms mentioned in the (The interrupter shouted out again.) Mr Richards pointing to him, said, "Now, you shut up, or I shall say something nasty to you." Mr Rich- ards, continuing, said that the greatest criticism against the Federation was in regard to finance. Since the Feder- ation started 14 years ago they had re- ceived E900,000, and that included that levy of Is. per year for their representa- tives in Parliament. That meant that the men had contributed on the aver- age about 10s. per year. But, talk their Federation up and not talk i down? It had been their protection in the past and their only hope in the fu- ture. The best answer to the question where had the money gone —- the £ 900,000—by the time of the Nationa Strike was by asking another. Where had their (the workers) money g;oner vv hy, in rent, and clothes, and food and beer. (Laughter.) Well, the Feder- at!°n money had gone the same way- Mr Richards then read out the follow- ing figures to show Federation expendi- V'w? A77Stnke Pa}'> £ 569,000: litigation, £ 36,000; stop pay, £ 98,000: M.F.G.B., £ 86,000; aged & out of work, £ 40,000; representation on local bodies', £ 14,000; other organizations in difficulties, I £ 5,000. The balance of the money went to pay for the work of the S.W-M-F. Referring to the Combine Strike, Mr.1 Richards said that the trouble was not about a price hst, but it was "an atmosphere" they had to fight, and thank God they successful. It was the scandalous treat- ment of the men. by the officials caused the Cambrian strike, ana n(vL they were treated as men and no beasts. The National Strike cleared them out of money, but it great wave of sentiment. Would tney have had the Minimum Wage Act but for the Federation P (Cne6 0f "No.") He intended calling a meeting of colliers' wives to see if the mini- mum wage was being taken home. (Laughter). Mr. Richards then dealt with the subject of litigation, and in-, staneed the following legal luminaries as having been called to their assi&- tanoo: -Sir Robert Reid, Lord Haldane, Sir S. T. Evans, Sir Rufus Isaacs, Sir Robert Finlay, Judge Bailhache, and Sir John Sankey. Coming to the dan- gers of the pit Mr. Richards warned the men to get knowledge of the mines. The Eight Hours Act had not been an unmixed blessing, but they were going to lessen its inconvenience by abolish- ing the afternoon shift. (Cheers).—Mr. Sam Morgan proposed and Mr. Evan Evans seconded a vote of thanks to the speakers.
CWMBACH. ( WE HA VB a Smart Lot of Ladies' Silk Capes for those who still prefer I Capes to J ackets.-J. M. Evans, London Warehouse, Aberdare. ACCIDENT. On Wednesday, whilst following their employment at the Ysguborwen Colliery, Thomas Meredith, of 2 Providence Place, and William Davies, New Street, Aberaman, who is the champion long distance swimmer of Wales, met with a very serious acci- dent through the firing of a hole, which went off unexpectedly. The two men crawled for about forty yards after having been injured, but could not go further. The manager found them in the middle of the road in a state of collapse. The two men are gradually progressing. J PERFORMANCE. On Tuesday evening last a splendid performance was given at the Workmen's Hall by the Gadlys Dramatic Society of the popular ^elsh drama, "Bob Morgan," by Mrs Basset!, Gadlys. The hall was crowded, and the dramatists were given a hearty reception. The characters were ably represented. The chairman was Mr. W. R. Morgan. The business manager was Mr. Isaac Davies, and the stage manager Mr. Daniel Edwards CwmLach people are loud in their praise of the Gadlys dramatists. The story of "Bob Morgan is racy of the Welsh soil. and all the characters are typical Welsh people. The authoress has done her work well, and the per- formers also do justice to the piece. :J2anl £ ,.5Sarft' on behalf of the th°eir.enthusiastic the iStfra a splendid reception. aa
TRECYNON. CARMEL C.M. On Tuesday even- ing last an Eisteddfod was held under the auspices of the Temperance Lodge. Ir. David Morgan, Gadlys, occupied the chair. The adjudicators were: Music, Mr. John H. Davies, Llwyd- coed; literary, Mr. Timothy Davies, B.A., County School. Awards: Chil- dren's solo, divided between Ann Mor- gan and Cissie Powell. Girls' recitation, divided between Rhodesia Jenkins and Lizzie M. Davies. Alto solo, Llewelyn Jones. Open recitation, Miss Annie Davies. Tenor solo, Mr. T. J. James. Bass solo, Mr. Edward Jones. Quartette, Llewelyn Jones, T. J. Thomas, John Jenkins, and Morris Morgan. Chil- dren's essay, 1st, Ann Morgan, 2nd, Rhodesia Jenkins. Letter Writing, John Jones. Poetry, Henry Garnon. A vote of thanks to the adjudicators was proposed by Mr Edward Jones, and seconded by the Rev. H. T. Stephens. The meeting was very suc- cessful and the standard of the com- petitions was high.
Barddoniaeth. CERBYDAU TRYDANOL ABERDAR. (Buddugol yn Eisteddfod Calfaria, Aberdar, 1914.) Fe ddaeth y cerbydau trydanol Trwy niwl yr addewid yn ffaith, Canmolwn y Cyngor Dosparthol Am symud a gwneuthur eu gwaith; Fe welai y Cyngor llygad-graff, Wrth roi yr yspwrial ar dan, Ceid trydan wrth losgi y gwastraff I yrru'r cerbydau ymla'n. Trwy gymorth y gallu trydanol Fe red y cerbydau yn chwim, Rhed rhai ar y cledrau wrth reol, Ac ereill, yn wyrthiol, heb ddim; Yn gyliym i'r xlref o bellderau Cwmaman, Cwmdar, Abernant, Ac Abercwmboi daw'r cerbydau Yn llawn o wyr, gwragedd a phlant. Ragorol gerbydau trydanol! Rhyfeddol y gwnant hwy eu gwaith; Mae gwyneb pol) teithiwr yn siriol, Er rhuo o'r storm ar y daith; Fe welir y gweiniaid a'r cloffion, A phob gradd o weithwyr y He, Y bonedd a'r bobol dylodion, Yng ngherbvd trydanol y dre. MAB Y DARRAN. (D. Nevern Richards.)
Clywedion Dyffryn Dar. Fod pawb o'r diwadd wedi cretu fod y Packman Newydd wedi marw neu wedi listo gyta'r sowdjwrs yn Mexico, ond fel gwelwch chi, syr, rwy'n fyw eto, er gwaetha'r hen gownt. Fod yr Hen Backman yn gwed ta wedi blino sgrifenu own i, ac of an cario racor o glees, rhag ofan dela dim o'r dues miwn, a wetin fe fysa'n bert—dim ond y tv mawr o'm mlan i a'r teulu sha marca Merthyr. Fod sopyn o bethach wedi dicwdd yn Sweet 'Berdar oddar sgrifanas i o'r blan, ac i wed y gwir, fe gas y mhac i eitha lychad y mish dwetha, gan nithir peth niwad i'r contents, a gorffod iddi nhw fynd am half-price, ond sdim cwarter rheiny wedi dod miwn yto. Fod y mish hwn wedi dod miwn mor grand, fel ma'r lords, ladies and dukes wedi troi mas leni yto yn 'u togs gora gora a mwya ffashynabl, a bod y turn- out dy' Sul yn y Park a'r Bowlivards de Gatlys yn tori'r shine ar Paris a Fish- guard. Fod stumog ofnadw wedi cwni ar wyr Bernant—rhaid i'r gwracedd just i gyd nawr, os bydd isha bloter ffresh, i lectri- ffyo hi sha'r pentra, a bod a'n talu yn well na chal bloter drwg gen yr hwc- stars i boisono'r family. Mae'r hen ddiarab yn eitha gwir—" Ma jant fach sha'r pentra'n well na golchi'r gecin." Fod y son mas ed y bydd dwbwl- deckars yn rhytag heb fod yn hir, a dyna lie bydd i off wetin—y swells yn u cvlars smart a'u shitan a'u scitsha melyn, etc., a'r joints, y phesants, y cwningod, y samwns, bloters a'r mac- krals yn hongad ar ochor y carenge, tra bydda nhw yn sharad am ddwr y mor a hanas y "jug and bottle." Fod sopyn yn gwed nag odd y ffair ddim up-to-date leni, ond fod cymint o ffyliaid ag eriod yno—rhai ifenc gan mwyaf wrth gwrs. Odd dim o'r hen gwality yno, na dim sport iachus, os nag odd tascu dwr a pwncho'u gilydd yn sport, a'r mowredd anwl, odd y sewto a'r screchan vn fwv shameful na shoking! Fod gwyr y gwlaneni wedi gnithir yn lied (ida ed, ond fod llai o arian obothti achos iddi nhw gal 'u hala ar yr holi- days. Ond Duw dishefoni, odd v gwracedd odd yn cario'r coeleti o stwff crysa, etc., trw'r hewlydd am ddangos tod genti nhw ddicon o arian, ta beth, a nag odd dim smel o hen gownt ar 'u dillad nhw Fod style bidir ar drip y ladies dd'ont Ian 0 r part isha, a'u bod am gompeto a "hobs" y pentra a'r part ucha. Beth yw hobs," nis gwn i; ond y descrip- tion odd Miss Fashion de Dumfries vn rhoi odd, "The ladies who wear tight skirts to give their shapely limbs the gazing admiration of the gaping fools." Fod rhai o wracedd teidy y pentra yn gwishgo y "trowsis tew" ed, achos dyna beth ma Mari Penpound yn i alw a a wath na'r cwbwl, gwracedd rhai o'r leedin men in society-uchal mwn dysg, ond ishal mwn gwisg, onte fa? "Mens and wmans may cum and go, but ffashuns go on for evar." Fod y shew bicshwrs yn gyrchfan pohlogadd o hyd, o'r gwaelod i'r top, a mawr a bychan yn patroneiso'r perform- ances ond nawr gyta dynesiad y tyw- ydd twym fydd dim lawer o want ar bawb i stii-ffo 'u hunen miwn iddi nhw, achos bydd yr open air yn ffreshach, rhagorach, moddion iddi cyrff a'u hen- eidiau na miloedd o latheidi o'r "films" gora'n y byd. Fod son am gal miwsic da gen y bands yn y Park leni, a gobitho y bydd. fel caiff pawb enjoyment heblaw y PACKMAN NEWYDD.