LLWYDCOED. SOCIAL A grand tea and social were held at Llwydcoed School by the Scientific Dressmaking Class on Thurs- day evening last to close the session. After tea .n encouraging speech was given by the teacher, Miss Lizzie Thomas. Solo, Mr. W. Lewis (Eryr Llwyd). Recitation by Master Tom Davies. Duett, "Yr Eneth Ddall," Mrs and Miss Jenkins. Solo, The Veteran," by Eryr Llwyd (en- cored). Solo, Wyres Fach Ned t Puw," Miss Blodwen Davies. Duet, Misses M. A. Davies and F. Neads. Trio, Mrs Williams and friends. The choir sang "Duw'r Bendithion." "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau" was sung to close a pleasant evening. EMPIRE DAY. The children of the Llwydcoed Schools celebrated Em- pire Day on Saturday last. Mr. J. Wind- sor Lewis, Loudon, had with his usual generosity provided a delightful tea for the children at the schools, which was thoroughly enjoyed by them. The Union Jack was unfurled in the pla.Y- ground. The children had listened to appropriate addressee dealing with Em- pire Day during the week. They mow assembled in the yard and sang some Welsh airs, together with other songs suitable to the occasion. Three cheers were heartily given to Mr. J. Windsor Lewis for the tea, and to Mr. J. Com- ley ,the agent, for the arrangements. The headmaster (Mr. W. W. Price) pro- posed a hearty vote of thanks to Mr. Lewis for his generosity. This was seconded by Miss E. Thomas, head- mistress, and carried unanimously. Mr. Daniel Jones proposed and Mr. Comley seconded thanks to the caterer, Mr. F. W. Cannt. On account of the morning feeing wet, the sports were postponed.
G W M U A h t. PERSONAL. Mrs. it. Llewellyn, j Bwllfa House, opened a very 6uccest,lul bazaar held by the Cefn Unitarian Church at their chapel last Thursday, In declaring the bazaar open she con- gratulated the members of the church en their devotion and self-sacrifice in preparing for that day's great sale, and she wished their efforts every success. A cordial vote of thanks was accorded Mrs Llewellyn for performing the open- ing ceremony. She then went round the stalls and made liberal purchases at each one. Mrs. Llewellyn was supported by a number of people from Aberdare- members of Hen Dy Cwrdd and High- land Place Unitarian Churches.
THtCVNUN. GARDEN SEEDS: Only first prize .seeds stocked. Choicest selection at Emrys Evans', M.P.S., Victoria Square. BRYN SEION C.M. The pulpit of this church was occupied on Sunday last by the Rev. W. O. Powell, Aberdare. "DWY WRAIG CR WLAD." A descriptive and edifying lecture on the above subject was delivered by Mr. 11. Lloyd (Ab Hevin) before a large and .appreciative audience at Siloh Chapel on Thursday week. Miss Eliza Davies and Miss Winnie Davies appeared on the platform in Welsh costumes, sing- ing Welsh airs and knitting stockings. The chairman was Mr. W. T. Evans, Carmarthen Dairy. INTERMENT. On Thursday after- moon last the interment of Mrs. Mar- garet Jones, 13 Church Row, took place at St. Fagan's Churchyard. The burial service was fully choral and the Vicar officiated. Floral tributes were given by: (1) Sons; (2) Mr. W. G. Jones, gTandsbn. The chief mourners were: Mr. Lewis Jones, son; Mr. and Mrs. Davies, daughter and son-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas .Ton<>. son and daughter-in-law; Messrs Willie Jones, Lewis Jones, Willie George Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Tyrrell, Richard Jones, Thomas Jones, and Lewis Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Miss E. Davies, Miss Florence Davies, grandchildren; Mrs. Samuel, sister, Mr. and Mrs. Llew Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Evans, and Miss Samuel, nephews and nieces. WEDDING. On Saturday, May 93rd, a prettv wedding was solemnised at Mill Street (B.) Chapel, Trecynon. The officiating minister was the Rev. W. Cynog Williams. The bridegroom was Mr. D Davies, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins, Herbert Street, Aberdare, and the bride Miss Ria Picton Evans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Evans, Llew- elyn Street. Trecynon. The best man was Mr. J. O'Connrr; bridesmaid, Miss Mathews. The wedding breakfast was partaken of at the bride's home. The guests were: Mr., Mrs., and Mis* R^, <3rodreaman; Rev. and Mrs. Cynog Wil- liams; Mr. and Mrs. E1"1!8' Coopera- tive Stores, Trecynon; Mrs. Dayton, Mr. and Mrs. R. Hopkins and Miss Hopkins, Herbert Street; Mrs. J. A. w Llovd, Godreaman; Mrs. John, Miss Morris, Cardigan; Mr. David Griff Evans, and Miss Davie*. Afterwards the happy pair left for Weston-super- mare, where the honeymoon is being spent.
ABERCYNON. TICKETLESS. At the Porth Police Court on Thursday William Davies, of Abercynon, was charged with attempting to defraud the T-V.R. company of his fare, and that of his child, from Aber- cynon to Trehafod. Arriving at Tony- pandy, defendant said he entered the train at Trehafod without a ticket, and told Collector Parker that the guard saw him enter the train there. When Parker proceeded to telephone up-line to the guard defendant said, "I told you a lie. I came from Abercynon. I will pay the fare and give you a few shillings for yourself to say no more about it."— Defendant told the bench he had a lot of trouble and had recently buried his I rr^e' anc^ be was left with five children.— He was fined 20s and costs.
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Alleged Preference for Foreigners. Aberdare Master Bakers' Queer Policy. At a recent meeting of the Aberdare | Master Bakers' Association a resolution was carried by a majority of those present that all shops kept by Italians hi supplied with penny pastries, etc., at the wholesale price of 18 for Is., but that ail other shops be charged Is. for Ill. This policy has led to great indig- nation on the part of Welsh and Eng- lish shopkeepers, and we learn that one member of the Association has sent in his resignation as a protest against it. A representative of the Leader saw one of the members and endeavour- ed to ascertain the reasons for such an extraordinary move, but it appears that the step taken by the meeting was not backed by any stated reasons, and so the public are left to draw their own conclusions. It is natural to suppose that the Italians, who without excep- tion open their establishments on Sun- days, are heavier customers than the average Welsh and English shopkeeper who deals in cakes, etc., because the former are able to dispose of a large number on the Sabbath. But the Association have not iixed a minimum at which pastries are sold at the 50 per cent. profit. Our representative asked whether, provided a Welsh or English shop bought more than one of the Ital- ian shops did, the 18 per Is. rate would apply, and he was informed that it would not. So the preferential treat- ment is not qualified in the least degree. The shopkeepers who have to submit to a 3,31 per cent. profit threaten that if the distinction be not removed shortly, they will purchase their goods from master bakers from other towns. When questioned about it on Tuesday evening an Aberdare shopkeper had no words strong enough with which to describe the Master Bakers. Ho said that he had consistently refused to buy at 16 for a Is. Before he would give in to the M.B.A. he would make a contract on behalf of his fellow English and Welsh shopkeepers at Aberdare to ob- tain all their pa-stries from Cardiff, and he would undertake to apportion the consignment at Aberdare Station. "It amounts to this," he added. If you are bom in Italy, here's 2d. per Is. more px-ofit for you than if you are born in Aberdare or any other part of this country. I should say it ought to be the other way about if there was any distinction to he drawn, but it shows the cussed folly of the Aberdare Master Bakers' Association. I say that all customers should be treated alike—large and small. The small customer may be a large one some day if he gets a chance."
Children's Party at Aberdare Last Friday the girls attending the Higher Standard School had a tea- party. After school in the afternoon in- stead of going home they arranged the desks like little tables, decorated them with vases of wild flowers, laid out their cups and saucers, and had tea in school. The children from the Town Council School who had helped in the concert were invited, and the girls of the top form acted as waitresses. When all was ready the classrooms, alive with the clattering of tea-things and the chatter- ing of happy children, presented an un- usual but very pleasant sight. The laughter was incessant, no matter what 1 happened, for the heart of childhood is all mirth." After tea the children scattered about the grounds until sum- moned to take part in the games. They began by singing The Land of I Dunno Where," Tegwedd Richards taking the solo part. Then the fun began. A big elephant was pinned on the blackboard and a child blindfolded had to pin on the tail and the eye. There were shrieks of laughter at the strange places where these appendages were placed, and an outburst of clapping when Olwen Rees put them in their right places. She had first prize for that, and Rona Wilson second. After that Berry Mackintosh sat in state on a chair to receive guests in the Japanese fashion. When the Japanese visit they shake the left leg of the hostess. On'this occasion, to the surprise of all the visitors, the left leg came off! Of course, it was an arti- ficial one. Blowing out a candle blind- folded caused a lot of merriment, es- pecially when a girl kept on blowing after the candle was out. Rebecca ¡ John blew it out in seven seconds; May Scourfield took eight, and May Wil- liams nine. They had first, second, and I third prizes respectively. The girls .vere then invited to make an impromptu speech. Subject, "The Suffragettes/' Eight girls competed. Matty Griffiths agreed with women having the vote, but agreed with women having the vote, but not with them smashing windows. Ol- wen Rees was against the movement al- together. Anne Morgan thought they would be more likely to get the vote without so much disorder. Dorothy Hay- ward found the subject beyond her and I said nothing. Nelly Dallimore said that the suffragettes were fond of smashing windows, and was glad her teacher wasn t one. Margaret Williams men- j j 'e? x,th? smashing of windows, and u j the suffragettes sometimes tomatoes thrown at them. May Thomas criticised the suffragettes for their interest in the fashions. Mary Rees had very little to say. The ad- judicators, Miss A. J. Jones and Miss Al. A. Edwards, considered that Anne Morgan deserved the first prize and Ol- wen Rees the second. Nine girls en- tered the competition for reading an unpunctuated passage. Of these Huldah Bassett and Florence Allen were con- sidered the best. With the singing of the National Anthem, the solo part being taken by Olwen Rees, a very enjoyable evening came to an end. Miss 8 i George, headmistress, presided over the II proceedings. Miss Widgery acted as M.C., and Miss A. Cooksey accompanied the songs. I j
Church Mission Festivities, j A most enjoyable time was spent on iuesday evening at the Church Mission Street, Aberdare, when about loO children belonging to the Sundav School and Band of Hope, besides a goodly number of adults, sat down to goodly number of adults, sat down to an excellent tea provided bv various friends who are interested in the Mission, and more especially in that part of Aberdare. The catering was ably done by Mr George Griffiths, Dare Street. The tea was preceded with a I hymn and grace, and followed with a brief speech by Councillor W. Thomas, solicitor, who alluded to the great pro- gress of the Mission. He had visited the Mission while both Mr Clayton and Mr Kimpton were the Missioners, and had now seen it under the care of Mr. Brown, and there seemed to be much improvement each time. He would be pleased to do anything on behalf of such a work, and regretted he was un- able to stay for the remainder of the evening, as he had an important meet- ing to attend. Mr Thomas kindly gave the Missioner a substantial subscrip- u tion towards the expenses of the tea. The children showed their appreciation by making the room echo with cheers. The following kindly assisted at the tea Mrs. G. Griffiths, Mrs. Lucas, Mrs. May Griffiths, Mrs. Jenkins, Mrs. Richards, Mrs. Caerleon, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Sheldon. Mrs. G. Thomas, Miss Thomas, Miss Griffiths. Miss Potter, Miss Coombos. The men who assisted were Messrs. G. Griffiths, Reginald Sanders, W. Pink, R. Morgan and G. Griffiths, junior. The tea was followed by an excellent concert and lantern lecture. The concert was arranged by Mr George Griffiths. Mr T. G. Chivers gave a most interesting address. Three young men from St. Mark's manipu- lated the lantern. Solo, Nurse Mc- Donald. Mandoline solo, W. Pink. Recitation, D. J. Davies. Duet, Miss Joyoe Thomas and W. Pink. Hecita- tion, Mr G. Williams. At the close the Missioner expressed his thanks to all who had helped to make the evening so enjoyable. The children sang God Save the King." The Missioner closed with prayer.
Quoiting. The Trecynon Quoiting team were en- gaged in two interesting matches on Saturday and Monday last. On Satur- day they entertained the Heolgerrig team in the Welsh League tournament on the Bridge End Inn ground, Tre- cynon. They just got home by eight points. On Monday they paid a visit to Llwydcoed in the Shaw Cup, and won handsomely by 76 points, every Tre- cynon man winning his end. Scores: Trecynon: T. Griffiths, 10; W. Rollin- son, 21; J. H. Griftiths, 6; J. Thomas, 13; A. Thomas, 21; E. Morris, 21; J. Phillips, 21; T. Reynish, 14; total, 127. Heolgerrig: B. Owens, 21; T. Jones, 8; J. L. Davies, 21; D. Davies, 21; D. j Llewelyn, 10; W. Meyrick, 5; J. Llew- elyn, 12; T. E. Davies, 21; total, 119. —Trecynon: E. Morris, 21; J. Thomas, 21; A. Thomas, 21; W. Rollinson, 21; T. Griffiths, 21; W. Peak, 21; J. Phillips, 21; T. Reynish, 21; total, 168. Llwyd- coed: J. L. Williams, 11; L. Jones, 12; D. Griffiths, 12; T. Jones, 9; W. T. Davies, 13; T. Beddoe, 10; T. Evans, 7; J. Morgan, 18; total, 92. u
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ABERDARE. PRAMS retyred and renovated at Parker Bros., Aberdare. PERSONAL. Aberdare fce interested to know that Dr. **reen, Archdeacon of Monmouth, bas r pointed member of the Court o of thtT. Cardiff University College. ST. MARK'S MISSION. — 4t Place of worship on Sunday ^emng the teonfe. M' tn" ST. ELVAN'S. At this church on Sunday morning the Te Deum was sung to Sullivan ;n D ani thfc Benedictus was chanted. The Rev. D. J- Rowland, ±>.A., conducted the service, and the ^.™0,n was preached by the Rsv. H.J. Riddelsdell, M.A. At the evening service the Canticles were !>unO' to Smart in G. PRESENTATION. — In view of the impending departure of Df. ,and the Hon. Mrs. Green from A Mothers' Union and the Guild of the Holy Mother intend presenting them with a photograph of the whole group of the Guilds combined. The photo was taken on Tuesday by Mr. J. Harris, Triumph Studio. „ CARMEL <B.). — Next Sunday even- ing at Carmel English Baptist Chapel the cantata. "King of Glory, will be performed by the choir under the direc- tion of Professor Tom Jones, assisted by a full orchestra and organ. Amment artistes will also take part. The choir and its renowned leader may be relied on to give a good account of themselves, as usual. WEDDING. On Saturday last at St. El van's Church the wedding of Miss Edith Elizabeth Maidment, 19 Mary Street, and Mr. Frank Percy West, of Wiltshire, was solemnised by the Rev. T. Jones, B.A. The bride is a sister to Mr. Edwin Thomas Maidment, and the bridegroom is a gardener in the employ of Lord Islington at his Wiltshire mansion. The bride was attired in a brown costume with hat to match. Mr. Edwin T. Maidment acted as best man, and Mrs. Maidment, his wife, was also present. After the ceremony a sumptuous weeding breakfast was given at the bride's home. The united pair left by the 3.30 train for Wiltshire, where they will make their home. SHOP ASSISTANTS' RAMBLE. Fine but cloudy weather prevailed on Thursday when a ramble was taken to Bychan by the shop assistants. A company, numbering 32 more than on the previous Thursday, and including many ladies walked the tram line, starting from the Cottage Hospital at 2.30. After a pleasant walk the Ramblers eventually reached the cricket field at Cross Bychan, which the proprietors kindly allowed them to make use of. This was turned to good advantage, and everyone looking merry and bright. After the cricket match, in which the majority of players were in great form, a muster of 56 sat down to partake of a splendid tea. Tea over, various games were played, in which the ladies took part. It was decided that the next outing should be a return visit to Cross Bychan, time of starting as on this occasion. A few further games were played, and then the party started for home, which was reached about ten o'clock, all feeling very happy. The ramble proved very successful, the gen- eral remark being, U We never had such a fine time." May the next ramble secure a still larger patronage. OBITUARY. — On Thursday an old and highly esteemed resident of Aber- dare passed away in the person of Mrs. Anthony, 14 Seymour Street, who was 72 years of age. She was a native of the place and had lived in the same house in Seymour Street for half a century. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Richard Williams, foreman at Blaenant Colliery. Mrs. Anthony was a faithful member of Calfaria Baptist Church. The burial took place on Monday at the Aberdare Old Cemetery. The Revs. J. Griffiths, Calf aria, and E. Cefni Jones, Hirwain, officiated. The bearers were Guardian Rees Rees, Messrs. W. Hughes, M.E., Gwilym Griffiths, William Oxen- ham, W. T. Evaas, Carmarthen Bairy, and Tom Evans, grocer. the mournets were: 1st coach, Miss S. Anthony and Mrs. D. G Jones, daughters; David Charlton Anthony, Dorothy Anthony, and Kathleen Anthony, grand-children Mr. D. G. Jones, son-in-law; Mr. W. Williams, Baglan, cousin; 2nd coach, Mrs. John Powell, Abernant; Mrs. Abrahams, Skewen; Mrs. Rees, Briton Ferry; Rev. Howell Jone6, Aberbeeg; Mr. R jes Rees, Briton Ferry; 3rd coach, Mr. Boobyer, stationmaster, Caerphilly, and friends. HIGHLAND PLACE. Rev. George Neighbour, Mountain Ash, occupied the pulpit of this church on Sunday morn- ing. and in the evening a memorial service in respect of the late Col. Phillips was held, the Rev. R. J. Jones, M.A., delivering the sermon. At the outset Mr. Jones said it was not his custom to deliver a discourse, panegyric or otherwise, on the departed dead. In the present instance it was unnecessary, because most of those present knew the late Col. Phillips as well, if not better, than he. The deceased gentleman had been a prominent figure in the town of Aberdare for a great many years, and he was a figure that would be missed for a long time. As a member of that church his help in many ways would be lost. From all quarters he had heard the most kindly references to the late Col. Phillips. One gentleman had said of him that he had not a single enemy. He (Mr. Jones) was very pleased to hear the testimony of one of the junior clerks under Col. Phillips. It was: Col. Phillips was always kind and sympath- etic; never haughty and never despotic as some are too apt to be." With those few words he would leave their de- parted brother, and he hoped the re- mainder of his discourse would give comfort to the relatives and friends who were left to mourn their loss. Mr. Jones then went on to deliver his dis- course, basing it on 1. Peter iii. 15, "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you."
ABERNANT. FOR the best selection of Garden Seeds go to Emrys Evans', M.P.S., Aber- dare. Only first prize seeds stocked. BETHESDA. — On Monday evening a reception tea was given by the above Congregational Church in honour of the new pastor and his family. All the pro- ceedings bore evidence of the heartiest welcome to the Rev. and Mrs. T. Emrys James. Mr. William Morgan, one of the deacons, presided. Mr. David Marshall commenced the meeting by prayer, and two of the. deacons escorted the pastor and family to the tables. The following were the trayholders: -Table No. 1: Mesdames Elizabeth Williams, Colliers' Row; Elizabeth A. Reynolds, Moss Row; (2) Mesdames Mary Williams, Colliers' Row; Margaret J. John, Forge Place, assisted by Mesdames Mary Ann Meredith, Margaret Peters, Mary Thomas, Catherine Davies, Maria Barc- lay, Amelia Moore, Jennet Moore, Elizabeth Morse, Jennet Barclay. Bread and butter cutters, Mesdames Mary Jane Williams, Rebecca Watkins, Cath- erine Thomas, Jane Griffiths, and Elizabeth Morris. Milk andv sugar and tea, Mesdames Elizabeth Wilson and Mary Enoch. Brewers, Mr. John Bowen and Mrs. Catherine Howells. After the tea a short address was given by Mr. William Morgan. Solo by Mr. John Thomas. Solo by Mr. Henry Davies. -y Speech by Mr William Rattrey. Part- song by Messrs. John Thomas, Lewis Davies, Mesdames Catherine Davies, and Amelia Moore, uy Bwthyn ar y Bryn." Topical verses written for the occasion were read by P.C. Caleb Morris, David Marshall, William Mor- gan. James Barclay, and Mrs. Jane Griffiths. Solo, Mr. John Thomas. A congratulatory letter was read by Mr. David J. Forey. It was from the Rev. J. R. Price, Rhydyfro. The following also extended a cordial welcome to t the Rev. T. Emrys James, Mrs. James, knd Miss Blodwen James:—Messrs. D. J. Forey, Owen Griffiths, David G. Jones, John Thomas, David Enoch, and David Marshall. The Rev. T. Emrys James responded, and feelingly expressed his gratitude for the good wishes of the church to him and Mrs. James and Miss James, and also for the nice welcome tea which they had that evening. He hoped that his ministry would be suc- cessful among them. A vote of thanks to the ladies who prepared the tea was proposed by Mr. Lewis Davies, and seconded by Mr William Williams, Wer- fa Place. The secretary was Mrs. Mary Morgan; treasurer, Mrs. Elizabeth Morris. Windsor Terrace.
CWMBACH. BILLIARD HANDICAP. The following is the result of the billiard handicap played at the Workmen's In- stitute:—J. S. Isaac, owe 30; W. Davies, rec. 30; Arthur Harris, owe 10; W. J. Arthur, rec. 30; Tom Caslon, owe 30; Ben Walters rec. 20; David James, rec. 20; George Lewis, owe 10; T. Bevan, scratch; William Hughes, owe 60; Wal- ter Davies, rec. 10; David Walters, scratch; J. L. Jones, scratch; Edgar Palmer, rec. 10; D. W. Davies, rec. 20; E. J. Collins, scratch; Tom Doughton, owe 10; W. T. Edwards, owe 10; Ed. Williams, ree. 30; J. Henry Thomas, owe 10; William Bevan, owe 10; David John Thomas, rec. 20; Evan Thomas, rec. 10; David J. Morris, rec. 10; Thomas J. Lewis, rec. 10; John Jones, Well Place, scratch; J. M. S. James, rec. 10; David C. Jones, scratch; Fred Rees, rec. 10; Thomas E. Williams, owe 15; J. Davies, owe 15; Joe Morgan, rec. 10; John Jones, owe 10; Lewis Thomas, owe 10; A. V. A. Jarman, scratch; William Collins, rec. 10; David Thomas Davies, rec. 10; G. H. Ler, is, rec. 10; Levi Hum- phreys, owe 18; Rees Davies, scratch; W. O. Griffiths, rec. 10; Dan Jone6, scratch; Geo. A. Cole, rec. 10; Evan J. Davids, owo 10; David Lloyd, owe 10; S. F. Morgan, rec. 30; Haydn Palmer, owe 10; Evan Williams, scratch; James Loyd, scratch. First heat, J. S. Isaac, 100; W. Davies, 93; Arthur Harris, bye; W. J. Arthur, 100; Tom Caslin, 49; Ben Walters, bye; David James, 100; George Lewis, 83; Tom Bevan, bye; M. Hughes, 100; Walter Davies, 88; David Walters, bye; J. L. Jones, 81; Edgar Palmer, 100; D. W. Davies, bye; E. J. Collins, 100; Tom Doughton, 98; W. T. Edwards, bye; Ed. Williams, 47; John H. Thomas, 100; W. Bevan, bye; D..T. Thomas, 68; Evan Thomas, 100; D. J. Morris, bye; T. J. Lewis. 99; John Jones. 100; ,1. M. S. James, bye; D. C. Tones, 100; Fred Rees, 82; Thomas E. Williams, bye; John Davies, 100; Joe Morgan, 55; John Jones, 100; Lewis Thomas, 77; A. V. A. Jarman, 98; W. Collins, 100; D. Thomas Davies, bye; G. H. Lewis. 100; Levi Humphreys, 53; Rees Davies, bye; W. O. Griffiths, 99; Dan Joaes, 100; George A. Cole, bye; Evan J. Davies, 88; David Lloyd, 100; S. F. Morgan, bye; Haydn Palmer, 100; Evan Williams, 74; James Lloyd, bye. Second heat, J. S. Isaac, 100; Arthur Harris, 49; W. J. Arthur, 100- B. Walters, 79; David James, 87; Tom Bevan, 100; W. Hughes, 100; David Walters, 30; Bgar Palmer, 100; D. W. Davies, 97; E. J. Collins, 89; W. T. Ed- wards, 100; J. H. Thomas, 100;' W. Bevan, 90; Evan Thomas, 98; D. J. Morris, 100; John Jones, 100; J. M. S. James, 61; D. C. Jones, 73; Thomas E. Williams, 100; John Davies, 100; John Jones, 64; W. Collins, 100; D. Thomas Davies, 70; Geo. H. Lewis, 100; Rees Davies, 83; Dan Jones, 100; Geo. A. Cole, 54; David Lloyd, 100; S. F. Mor- gakn' S?L;. JJaydn Palmer, 84; J. Lloyd, 100. Third heat, J S. Isaac, 100; W. J. Arthur. 61; Tom Bevan, 59; W. Hughes, 100; Edgar Palmer, 100; W. T. Edwards, 63; J. H. Thomas, 100; D. J. Morris, 90; J. Jones 100; T. E. Williams, 97; J. Davies, 85; William Collins, 100; G. H. IAO°°4 Dan Jones, 86; David Lloyd, 100; James Llovd, 75. Fourth 81' William Hughes, 100; Edgar Palmer. 64; J. H. Themas, 100; John Jones, 100; W. Collins, 45; G. H. LeWIS, 100; David Lloyd, 79. Semi-final, William Hughes. 74; J. H. Thomas, 100; John Jones, 100; G. H. Lewis 70. Final, J. H. Thomas, 100; John Jones, 79. The prizes were: 1st, gold medal; 2nd, cue and case; 3rd, silver medal with gold centre; 4th, silver medal. The secretary was Mr. G. A. Cole.
ABERAMAN. CYCLES, £5 5s. cash, with Sturmey Archer 3-speed gears.—Parker Bros. 1* YOU want good Garden Seeds the best place is Emrys Evans', Aberdare. He stocks only first prize seeds. Personal attention. C.M. TEA. The annual tea was held at Libanus on Thursday. Over 300 sat to tea. The tables were nicely de- corated. I he trayholders were: table No. 1: Mrs. Nathan Evans, Miss Lam- pard, and Miss Itees; (2) Mrs. William (xoioiuvy Mrs. Thomas, Misses Gwen Evans and A. M. Rowlands; (3) Mrs Harries and Miss A. M. Williams; (4) Havid Davies, Wyndham Crescent, an<| ^Nanna Davies; (5) Mrs. Mills i I1SB -^yd- Cutters, Mrs. R. Davies, Gladstone Street; Mrs. Evans, Mrs JltK! Mr- Edward Rowlands. n \lT' Nathan Evans, wmfam i sVrMessrs- Ivor Jones, V PhiniT, H<Ty and W. l/il1 assistants, Messrs. To es t £ 8' Goronwy, D. J. T Cwi' Morj?ai>' W- J- Rees, D. Isaac W-Tr°maS Evan Evans, HuSes D- Jame8> E. W E^ns, and Rees Evans. the secreta^ i Performed -A £ sr Scores: Ferndale, 129; Aberaman 77 Jerndale: T Thomas, b. E. Davies, 1;' ■p i ^VIe8> b. D. Mortimer, 16; D J Timei V" £ Williams, b. D. Mori n James, c. E. Jones, b. 1). Mortimer, 6; H. Llewelyn, b. J. Wil- hams, 43; G. Childs, c. Brown, b. J. ^ilhams, 9; L. Hannon, b. J. Williams, i, v. j. Evans, not out, 15; D G w-n-S' run out, 0; T. D. Evans, b. G lilm^T' 8: W" H" Davies- b" G- Wii: Iiams, 0; extras, 10; total, 129 Bowl 47^'uns-E -nMo-rtim.c>r', 3 wickets for runs, li. Davies, 1 for 28- G Wil I hams, 2 for 28; J. Williams, 3 for 12; J. Brown, 0 for 4. Aberaman: Jack Havard, b. Llewelyn, 3; Evan Jones, b. W. Davies, 10; J. Brown, b. Llewelyn, 4; G. Williams, run out, 7; S. Griffiths, | b. Hannon, 21; W. J Brooks, c. Davies, b. Davies, 2; T. Woodcliff, c. Davies, b. Llewelyn, 4; E. Davies, c. Evans, b. Davies, 23; D. Mortimer, c. Childs, b. Llewelyn, 4; E. Davies, c. Evans, b. Davies, 23; D. Mortimer, c. Childs, b. Hannon, 0; D. Watkins, b. Hannon, 0; J. Williams, not out, 0; extras, 3; total, 77. P.M. ANNIVERSARY. — On Sunday last the anniversary services of the Primitive Methodist Church were held. Mr. Joseph Pace conducted the morning service. Bertha Pace read the 100th Psalm. Recitations by Sylvia Williams, Wilfred Warlow Alice Maud Hitchings, Irene Maud Pace, Clifford Williams, Sarah Annie Smith, Nellie Williams, William James Williams, Sarah Ann Harries, Violet Rees, Sarah Jane Jones, Bertie Bolton, Annie May Jonathan, Frederick Bolton Laurina Smith, Queenie May Hater, Harold Dunstan. Ihe collection piece was given by Tommy Watkins. Mr. Joseph Roberts presided in the afternoon. Recitations, Doris Williams, Maud Warlow, Evelyn Evans, Nellie Maud Williams, Ethel Edevane, Laurina Lawrence, May Moses. Mr. William Gillard conducted in the even- ing. Recitations, Lawrence Moore, William John Rees, Hilda Berrett, Gwen Davies, Gwen Herrara, May Moses, Laurina Lawrence, Bertha Pace. The choir sang the anthem, "The Lord is Almighty," very effectively. The ac- companist was Mr. J. W. Roberts, whilst Mr James Thorney was the precentor. The superintendent of the school is Mr. David Bowen. The secretary, Mr. James Arndel, made the arrangements. On Monday the Sunday School, headed by the choir, paiaded the principal streets, and sang. Tea was laid at the Church Hall. Trayholders: Mrs. Wil- liam Evans, assisted by Mrs. Williams; Misses Martha and Agnes Cumner; Miss Beatrice Jones and Mrs Dew; Miss L. Edevane and Miss Gwen Herrera; Mrs. Crosby and friend. Bread and butter cutters, Mrs. William Llewelyn, Mrs. T. Williams, Mrs. F. Hayter, Mrs Manley, Mrs. Berrett, Mrs. Morris, Mrs Isaac Morris, and Mrs. W. Watkins. Cake cutter, Mr. Joseph Roberts. Door- keepers, Messrs. George Bignall, Wil- liam Llewelyn, William Henry Milsom. Stoker, Mr. George Reddick. Mr. James Williams rendered general assistance.
CWMAMAN. CONCERT. On Wednesday the famous Abercwmboi Royal National Prize Boys' Choir gave an excellent con- i cert at the Cwmaman Public Hall. The boys, as usual, acquitted themselves ad- mirably. The various items were greatly appreciated, the majority being mirably. The various items were greatly appreciated, the majority being encored. The chorus, ''Comrades' Song of Hope," was doubtless the tit-bit of the evening. The voices were shown to advantage, which efiectB great credit on the training received from the talen- ted conductor, Mr. Eiddig Davies. It was surprising with what ease the boys sang such a dramatic chorus. The hum- orous chorus, viz., "The Voyagers," was well received. The enunciation was ex- cellent. The action song, "Johnny Schmoker," also showed excellent train- ing. The movements were very smartly executed. The action song, Barney O'Hea," by two members of the choir was also encored. Miss Barry, Aberaman, who also sang, possesses a very rich soprano voice. Her singing of Sing Sweet Birdie" deserves special praise. Her "trills" were artistically rendered. Miss Nellie Jones, the favourite penillion singer, was as usual in excellent for n. She i as accompan- ied on the harp by Mr. Roger Thomas, the well-known harpist. Master Emlyn Davies, one of the finest boy sopranos in the principality, contributed excell- ently to the programme. His song, Don't forget old Ireland," was encored. He responded with the singing of "Killarney." Mr. Sam Miles, Aber- aman, did well with his songs, which were illustrated on the screen. The accompanist was Miss A. M. Phillips, A.L.C.M., Cwmaman, who is assistant accompanist for the choir. The chair was taken by County Councillor William Jones. Prior to the concert the choir were mat at the lower end of the vill- age by the Institute Silver Band, who playod them up to the hall.
ABERCWMBOI. PURITY CAMPAIGN. On Wednes- day a meeting in furtherance of the Purity Crusade was held at Bethesda Vestry, when Mr Richard Williams pre- sided. The speakers were Dr. Arthur T. Jones, Mountain Ash, and the Rev. Cynog Williams, Trecynon. Both speak- ers were at their best. The Rev. J. B. Davies moved and the Rev. M. Jenkins seconded a hearty vote of thanks to the speakers. Mr. Phillip Rees moved a vote of thanks to the chairman, which was seconded bv Mr. John Rowlands. On Sunday week a meeting will be held in the afternoon at Bethlehem, when ad- dressea will be delivered by Revs. M. Jenkins and J. B. Davies, and Messrs. W. R. Morgan and Richard Williams. Mr. John Evans, 7 John Street, is the energetic secretary-