Son and Father's Money. Alleged Theft of E220 at Ynysybwl. Richard Price, 48 Crawshay Street, Ynysybwl, was charged with stealing 2220, the monies of his father, Dansey Price, builder and contractor, of the same address. P.S. Clesham said that at 10 :50 on Monday night, June 1st, it was re- ported to him that a tin box containing £ 220 in gold was missing from one of the rooms in the house. "Witness spoke to prisoner, and took him to the Police Station. He then denied all knowledge of the money. His pockets were turned out, and only 4s. lOd. was found on him, and prisoner was allowed to go. Sergt. Clesham again went to the house and examined the room from which the money was stolen. A door had been burst open and the money gone. From what he was subsequent- ly told, he returned to No. 48 Crawshav Street at 12.45 a.m. Tuesday, and found prisoner asleep is bed. He again questioned him, and not being satisfied with his answers, he arrested him and conveyed him to Ynysybwl Police Station. There the prisoner was charged, and in reply said: "I have nothing to say, but if you come with me I'll show you the money." Prison- er then took him to a short distance out of the town, and £ 218 was found in a box near a hedge. This, with the 4s. lOd. in his pocket, only left £ 1 15s. 2d. unaccounted for. Prisoner was then taken back to the Police Station. Superintendent Rees asked for a re- mand till next Thursday at Mountain Ash. The Bench consented, and the pris- oner was remanded in custody.
One Month. d 8 Lemuel Phillips, formerly of North 6 View Terrace, Aberaman, was sum- 6 moned by his wife, Mrs. Mary Jane Phillips, with owing her 93 15s. arrears of maintenance. Mrs. Phillips said that an order was made against him on March 25, 1914. He had not paid anything since. Clerk: Have you got the money ? Defendant: No. The Bench sent him to prison with hard labour for a month. Defendant: Thank you, sir. —— i
Lawn Tennis. Aberdare 2nds v. Merthyr. This match was played at Aberdare on Saturday in the inter-club competi- tion, Division in., and resulted in a win for Aberdare by 6 events to 3, 15 sets to 7, 116 games to 85. Scores:- Rev. Griffiths and Stuart Cameron 'Aberdare) beat F. S. Simons and D. S. Twigg, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4; beat R. T. FTarrison and V. Walters 6-2, 6-3; beat IV. J. Pritchard and A. R. Hobbs, 6-1 5-2. 1 M. Rowlands and H. Watkins (Aber- lare) beat Pritchard and Hobbs, 6-2, 1-3; lost to.Simons and Twigg, 1-6, 6-2, ( -6; lost to Harrison and Walters, 6-1! 1 :-6, 4-6. F. J. Caldicott and E. James (Aber- are) beat Harrison and Walters, 6-4, -6; beat Pritchard and Hobbs, 6-4, -3; lost to Simons and Twigg, 2-6, 6-2, -8. ]
CWMAMAN. EISTEDDFODIC. The Cwmaman Boys' Choir (conducted by Mr. ldris Thomas) captured the first prize at the Cwmaman and Aberaman Eisteddfod on Tuesday. Also Mr. David Lloyd (Dewi Llwyd) won two prizes. WEDDING.—A very pretty wedding was solemnised at the Primitive Metho- dist Church, Aberdare, on Saturday, by the Rev. J. Whittock. The contracting parties were Miss Edith L. Bolitho, Glan- rhyd, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bolitho, 6 Station Terrace, Cwmaman, and Mr. Jack Tonkins, Cathays, Car- diff. Among those present were: Mrs. A. Crabh. Glanrhyd; Miss Maggie Tonkins, and Mr. George Bolitho. CONGRATULATIONS. Miss Madge Williams, of this place, captured the first prize out of 20 competitors in the re- citation competition at the Caerphilly Eisteddfod on Monday last. This tal- ented young lady also took a prize at Swansea on Tuesday.
ABERCWMBOI. PULPIT. On Sunday morning last Revs. J. B. Davies, Bethlehem, and H. P. Jenkins, Saron, exchanged pulpits. OBITUARY. Mrs. Ann George, wife of Mr. David George, John Street, passed away on Tuesday morning. De- ceased leaves an invalid husband and five young children, with whom much sympathy is felt. DEATH AND INTERMENT. Little Kathleen, the dearly-loved child of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel and Gertrude M. Par- ker, passed away on Wednesday, the 27th ult., at the Prince of Wales Inn, Abercwmboi. The funeral took place on Friday at Maesyrarian Cemetery, Moun- tain Ash. The mourners were: Mr. S. Parker, father; Messrs. J. W. Hek, Arthur Morgan, Stanley Humphreys, and Edward Thomas, uncles. The Rev. E. J. Parry, curate, officiated. Wreaths were sent frim: Mamma, Dada, and Willie; (2) Grandma; (3) Spray from May, Willie, and Lyndhurst; (4) Spray from Doris and Carmen; (5) Spray from Aunt Liz and Uncle Arthur; (6) Spray from Graeme and baby. TURN OUT AND TEA. On Whit- Monday the scholars of Bethesda and Bethlehem Schools held their annual turn out and tea party, when they para- ded John Street, Park View Terrace, Jenkin Street, and Bronallt Terrace! The following tunes were sung en route by Bethlehem Choir (conductor, Mr. Philip Rees, A.C.)"Trysor Goreu," "Sanctaidd Lu," "Milwyr Iesu," and by both choirs, a Iesu Byw." Bethesda Choir sang: "Mawlgan," "Diolch i Ti," "Yesu Tirion," "Rhywbeth i'w wneud yn y Nef." The conductor was Mr. T. John (Alaw Glan Cynon). The tray- holders at Bethlehem were: (1) Mrs. J. Thomas, Bronallt, and Miss C. M. Lewis; (2) Misses L. Evans, John Street; S. L. Evans, and Ceinwen Evans, Jen- kin Street; (3) Misses Rebecca Davies and Rachel Davies and Mrs. D. L. Evans; (4) Miss Mary Davies and Miss Thomas; (5) Miss Esther Morgan and Mrs. Thomas, Bronallt; (6) Miss B. A. Thomas and friend; (7) Miss Maggie L. Evans and Miss Maggie L. Woods; (8) Misses' Ceinwen and Gwladys Evans; (9) Miss M. Lambert and Mr. W. Jones; (10) Mrs. Lewis and daughter, North View. The cutters were: Mrs. Meredith Evans, Mrs. Henrv Williams, Mrs. Evan Jones, and Mrs. James. Park View; Messrs. Evan Jones and David Davies. Stew- ards, Messrs. J. D. Davies, D. Lewis Evans, Dan T. Jones, John Lewis, Wil- liam Morgan, and James James. Water attendant, Mrs. Samuel. Mr Joha Evans acted as superintendent, with Messrs. Henry Williams and John Lewis as secretary and treasurer re- spectively. Bethesda: Trayholders: (1) Mrs. E. A. Rees and Mrs. Abraham Morris; (2) Mrs. Edward Hill, Mire. Sarah Davies; (3) Mrs. Mary Davies and Mrs. W. R. Ward; (4) Mrs. D. J. Thomas and Mrs. Joseph Jones (5) Mrs., Edward Jones and Miss Gwladys Wills; cutters, Miss A. Morgan, Mrs. John Evans, Mrs. Lloyd, Mrs. Llewelyn Jones, and Mr. William Morgan. Tea and sugar, Mrs. John Jones and Mrs. Annie Evans. Stewards, Messrs. Isaae Edmunds, Tom Williams, and Evan Evans. Water attendant, Mrs. Henry Watkins. Mr. Sam Ward superintended, and Mr. William Evans was secretary.
ABERCYNON. LUCANIA. On Saturday afternooa the Lucania Billiard Hall was opened under the management of Mr. GIll, of Treharris. CHRISTENING SERVICE. Om Thursday evening Eleanor May, the little child of Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Meyrick, Brynteg, was christened by the Rev. William Jones, pastar, Tabernacle C.M. SUPPER. The members of the Colliery Officials' Outing Club sat down to a sumptuous repast on Thursday evening last at the Navigation Hotel. After supper the following artistes con- tributed to the programme:—Messrs. Dan Powell, W. J. Jones, Thomas Evans, and Jack Jones. Mr. Richard Jones pre- sided and Mr. Livesey gave an address. Mr. Joe Ward accompanied, and the secretary was Mr. Evan Hughes. ST. CYNON'S. There was a good attendance at St. Cynon's Church o. Sunday afternoon when the Rev. D. Watts Lewis, Assistant Chaplain, de- livered an excellent sermon to young men in an admission service. The St. John's Church Lad Brigade and Train- ing Corps held a parade in the morning headed by the St. Cynon's Brass Band under the conductorship of Mr. W. Evans. Ther commanding officer of the C.L.B. was Captain J. Whitcombe, assis- ted bv the Staff Sergeants A. Edmunds and J. Jones. The lads looked well in their new uniforms. Mr. Mathia9, Nelson, presided-at the organ during the service..
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-==- Aberdare Police Court. Wednesday, June 3rd. Before Dr. Evan Jones and Ald. Rees Llewelyn. Ejectment.—Mr W. Thomas applied for an ejectment order against John E. Mann, Albert Street, Aberdare. John Thomas, father of the owner of the house, proved serving the notices. —Granted.
Miskin Woman's Admission. —t Alleged Concealment of Birth. Alice Hawkins, Miskin, was brought UP on a charge of unlawfully concealing the birth of her illegitimate child, on May 19th. P.S. Hill said that at 11.30 p.m. on May 29th, from information received, he went to No. 4 Miskin Road, Miskin. ui_a bedroom upstairs he saw a baby wrapped up in paper on the floor of the room. He then went down- stairs and saw prisoner in the kitchen, and told her what he had heard and seen. She replied: "Yes, I gave birth to a child last Tuesday week, some time after dinner." He took her to the Police Station, and there charged her with concealment of birth. She answered: "Yes, it is quite true." Supt. Rees asked for a remand in this case again, and it was granted. At a later stage Mr W. Thomas was instructed for the defence, and applied to the Bench for bail on the ground of the prisoner's ill-health. This was granted, and the woman was liberated.
Two Penrhiwcelber Men Charged. I P.S. Johns preferred a charge of stealing brass bearings, value t3, the property of the Penrikyber Collierv Co., against David Albert Phillips, 46 Woodfield Terrace, Penrhiwceiber, and Joseph Benney, 91 Tirfelin Street, Pen- rhiwceiber. The officer deposed that he arrested Phillips, and conveyed him to the Penrhiwceiber Police Station, and charged him with the offence. He replied: I have nothing to say." At 2 o'clock that (Wednesday) morning I witness arrested Benny in Miskin. When spoken to Benney replied: "I did not see Phillips yesterdav." Ben- ■ ney was conveyed to the Police Sta- < tion, and was charged jointly with £ Phillips with stealing the brass bear- ] ings on the 2nd inst. Phillips said: 1 "I have nothing to say." Benney f said: "I am not guilty." Benney was subsequently identified by Mr a Hall, the mechanic at the colliery. € The two prisoners were remanded in 4 custody till next Thursday. 2
A Sad Case. DIED IN SAVING A CHILD. Mr. R: J. Rhys, district coroner, held an inquiry at the Mountain Ash Police Station last Thursday afternoon into the circumstances touching the death of Edward Jones, Llwyncelyn, Merthyr Vale. Henry Charles, brother-in-law of de- ceased, identified, and stated that Jones was 48 years of age, and was an inspector for the Scottish Legal As- surance Society. # He used a motor- cycle for his business, and on the day in question he had been on business in Aberdare. He leaves a widow and three children. Nellie Staig, The Laurels, Cardiff Road, deposed that on Monday, May 25th, at about 5.30 in the evening, she was walking down Cardiff Road, and de- ceased passed her on his cycle. He was travelling at a fair rate. She saw a little child crossing the road. Deceased tried to get out of the way, and the machine swerved into a wall. He fell off, striking his head against the wall and the cycle fell on top of him. Arthur Drinkwater, 56 Cardiff Road, stated that he heard the crash and rushed out of his house. He picked the machine off the man, who was then con- scious, took him into his house, sent for the doctor, and telephoned for the man's wife. He was taken to the Cottage Hospital at 9.30 the same evening. Nurse Harris said that when the man was admitted he was suffering from severe injuries to the head, and was bleeding from the nose, ears, and mouth. He died at 5.15 on Wednesday evening very suddenly. The Coroner, summing up, said that the man had undoubtedly lost his life in saving the child. It was a very sad case. A verdict of "Accidental death" waa returned by the jury.
Pigeon Flying. The Mountain Ash Homing Society flew two races as follows:— Weymouth Race, 83 Miles. Flown May 21st. 204 Birds. Gardiner, Aberfan 1046 S. Francis 1024 W. J. Clark 1016 J. Nott 1015 V. Sims 1014 F. Dodd. 1000 William Jones 991 Ingram 979 Gratland. 977 Wm. Rees 946 C. Meek 937 Deverill and Hardman. 934 Sage and Jones 927 W. Pople 923 S. Francis wins vase and Is. and 6d. pools. W. J. Clarke wins Loxley's special of 10s. Yeovil Race, Flown May 14, 61 Miles, 124 Birds. W. J. Clarke 1197 Wm. Pppe 1191.7 J- Nott 1191.2 V. Sims 1188 C. Meek 1183.7 Gardiner 1183.06 G. Jones 1181.7 S. Francis 1181.05 Ingram H80 Gratland 1180 Hardman and Deverill 1179
Miskin Inquest. Dead Baby in Firegrate. At Mountain Ash Police Station on, Wednesday morning, Mr R. J. Rhys, District Coroner, conducted an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of a male child. Elsie Hill, 4 Miskin Road, Mountain Ash, stated that she was the daughter of Mr George Hill, fruiterer, Miskin. They had a servant in the house named Alice Hawkins, also Catherine James. Witness found in a bedroom last Friday a dead baby. It was in the firegrate, covered with sacking. There was a curtain in front. Last Tuesday week Alice Hawkins complained to her that she had pains and asked witness to get her some brandy. She then went upstairs to lie on the bed. She had complained several times of head- aches. Dr. Davies-Jones deposed that he saw the body of a male child at Mr. Hill's house last Sunday. The child was fully developed, and in his opinion had been born about a week or 10 days. There were no marks or bruises of any description on the body. He made a post mortem examination on Sunday. The lungs were not fully inflated and when placed in water sank like a piece of lead. The child was born dead. It had never had a separate existence. The jury returned a verdict in ac- cordance with the medical testimony.
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Aberdare County School. Scene at the Governors' Meeting. On Wednesday a meeting of the Aberdare County School Governors was held. At one stage of the proceedings there was a very heated discussion be- tween two of the Governors. One of them wanted to vote a certain sum of money for a particular purpose. The other protested against such reckless expenditure of public money, and pro- posed that a far less sum be granted. The economist eventually carried his point, the other Governor failing to obtain a seconder to his proposition. Some very angry words were ex- changed by the two gentlemen.
Tramways Holiday Traffic. The following figures show the num- ber of passengers carried and the money received during the Whitsun Holidays:— Saturday, May 30th, 14,534 passen- gers, C81 7s. 2d. receipts. Sunday, May 31st, 3,007 passengers, £ 18 Os. Id. receipts. Monday (Bank Holiday), 17,664 passengers, P,103 4s. 8d. receipts. Tuesday, 15,371 passengers, £88 5s. 9d. receipts. Total for four days, 50,576 passen- gers, £ 290 17s. 8d. in receipts. o The above falls slightly below the number carried during Easter, the figures then being 52,072/ passengers, t/ and t303 9s. lOd. receipts.
A Sad Event. BURIED ON HIS APPOINTED WEDDING DAY. At the Aberaman Police Station on Friday last Mr. R. J. Rhys, coroner, held an enquiry touching the death of William Lynch, son of Mr. James Lynch, Glamorgan St. H.M. Inspector of Mines was present, and also Messrs. John Jordon, manager; T. J. Thomas, fireman, and C. B. Stanton, miners' agent.—James Lynch deposed that his son was 21 years of age, and was to be married on Monday last.—The plans of the colliery were presented by the man- ager. Alfred Lowden, Aberaman, stated that he and deceased were walk- ing up the heading together. Witness heard a warning sound, and stepped aside, but before deceased had time to do so a heavy fall of roof came down on him, which killed him instantly.—A verdict of Accidental death" was given The interment took place on Whit- Monday, the day on which deceased .was to have been married, at the Aberdare Cemetery. There was a representative gathering of friends and workmen. The obsequies were conducted by Mr. W. Llewelyn (English Wesleyan). The chief mourners were: First coach, Mrs. Lynch, Miss Harries, Mrs. Monday, and Mrs. Meredith, aunts; Mrs. James Thomas and Mrs. William Thomas, sisters-in-law; 2nd coach, Mrs. Ben- jamin Jones, Mrs. pavid Rees Jones, Mrs. A. Trueman, Mrs. K. Kirby, Mrs. AL Edwards 3rd coach, Mrs. Davies, Mrs. Lloyd Mrs. Bishop, Mrs. Harper^ w j-i! ^Ioyd' 4th coach, friends. Wreaths were given by the family.
Eisteddfodic and Sports Wins. Mitt Hando™ry FestjvaI on Tuesday Miss Lhnos Thomas, Cwmaman, divid- ed the prize for penillion singing. Cwmaman Brass Band (Mr B. Jones) r»u pnze' Class B- At Mid- Kncndda Show on Tuesday, Mr D Jones, Aberdare, took 1st and 2nd prizes in the pony saddle class with Kitty Smart and Shirley Sur- prise, and first and second m the harness class and first in the champion f T" H" Davies> Aberdare, took first m trotting with "Mattie At Bargoed Eisteddfod, Mountain Ash Orpheus Male Voice Party (conductor, Mr Isaac Thomas) was awarded first in the test, Valiant Warriors." JNellie Jones, Cwmaman, won the prize for penillion singing, and also prize for singing solo in Welsh costume. At Ferndale Show on Monday, Mr T. Jones, Abercynon, /took 1st in the tradesmen's class with "Violet." At Merthyr Sports, Tom Wiltshire Aber- cynon, took 1st in the obstable race. Miss E. Thomas, Mountain Ash, won the soprano solo at Caerphilly Eistedd- fod, and Mr J. H. Thomas, Mountain Ash, the baritone solo. Miss M. Wil- liams, Aberdare, won the Welsh recita- tion. At Swansea Show, H. Davies, Mountain Ash, and F. Stephens were placed respectively 4th and 5th in the horse-shoeing competition.
Sale of Property at Aber- cynon and Penrhiwceiber. ^16 Duffryn Hotel, Mountain j *^oe Edwards, Auctioneer, Aberdare, conducted a sale of valuable leasehold properties on Wednesday, May 27th. „ Lot}> viz., Nos. 53, 55, 57 and 59 Greenfield Terrace, Abercynon, let at £ 1 5s. each per lunar month, was with- drawn at £ 630. Lot 2, viz., Nos. 62 and 63 Green- field Terrace, Abercynon, Jet at Pl 5s. -Agar lunar month, was withdrawn j Lot 3, viz., 63, 65 and 67 Abercynon Road, Abercynon, let at £1 5s. each j per lunar month, withdrawn at de450 Lot 4, Nos. 59 and 61 Abercynon < Road, Abercynon, let at £1 5s. each per lunar month, was withdrawn at £300. Lot 5, the dwelling-house known as <. The Old "Thorn," Ponty cynon, Aber- cynon, let upon lease to Mr William I John Bevan, was withdrawn at £260. v Lot 6, the dwelling-houses Nos. 146, ] 148 and 150 Penrhiwceiber Road, Pen- c rhiwceiber, let at JE1 2s. each per lunar s month, were sold respectively at £ 175 r £ 172 10s., and £ 172 10s. J Messrs. C. and W. Kenshole, Aber- lare, were the solicitors for the ven- Q lors, f( "J" ■ I
Aberdare Empire. p —- w During the Whitsun holidays the Smpire was very well patronised not- withstanding counter-attractions and the ;emptations to seek open-air pleasures. 0 rhe turns this week include Fritz and I starts, the merry-making acrobats; tfaude Edwards, the renowned lady ven- 11 riloquist; the Du Mais in a most pleas- ng musical novelty; Jim Nolan, a star 1, omedian, who excels in song and story nd burlesque impersonations. First- J1 lass music and pictures as usual.
Park Cinema, Gadlys. The above popular picture palace has been crowded every day this week. The Messiah has proved a great draw, and many people were so struck with it that they have visited the Park Cinema three times. It is a coloured film 7,000 ft. long, and every foot worth seeing. Several local min- isters witnessed it on Monday and Tuesday. On both these evenings a touch of revival fervour came over the huge audiences, and they broke out to sing some of the popular Welsh hymns, as they witnessed the Biblical scenes. Selections from the oratorio "The Messiah," are played on the piano by Mr Haydn Jones, A.L.C.M., and on the organ by Mr W. Williams. To-day, to-morrow (Friday) and Saturday, the great Shakesperian tragedy, Mac- beth is presented. Mr Hopcroft, the genial manager, has secured a number of exclusive films which are the talk of the trade. The pictures which he has already placed before the public have met with unanimous praise. The Palace is un- doubtedly the place for pictures. For the first three nights next week a very interesting film will be shown, entitled, Master Crook outwitted by a child." On Thursday, Friday and Saturday a sensational drama in four acts wilt be shown, viz., "The Red Club." This particular Club is a kind of an Anarchist institution—a secret societv —formed owing to a feeling of ill-will towards a stern and severe Count Stanislaus. The Count is paying a visit to Baroness Sonja, to whom he is secretly engaged to be married, when his adjutant arrives on horseback to fetch him for an important conference with the Chancellor. A few days later, the Baroness reads in a newspaper that the engagement of Count Stanislaus to Princess Ilka is now an accomplished fact. Her eyes sparkle at the thought of how cruelly she has been deceived, and she makes lip her mind to have an interview at once, with the Count. Shortly after, she stands in his pres- ence with a loaded revolver in her hand and demands an explanation. But the Count snatches the revolver from her and confirms the truth of the statement in the newspapers. The Baroness's mind is now entirely, engrossed by the thought of revenge. But how can it be carried out? Her maid, Ziska, however, offers to assist her. "Follow me," she exclainjs, "I have friends who can help you." They pass through a secret door and walk along by-roads and finally they come to an obscure house. Ziska makes a sign and immediately after they are stand- ing in a most weird room' It is the Red Club." Here is the tool that you are to use in order to carry out youV plans," says Ziska. After the performance of a few" cere- monies, Sonja is admitted as a member and now the deeds can begin! A couple of days after, Count Stan- islaus finds a card in his study on which the following is written The hour of retribution is at hand. The Red Ones.. Then follow exciting plots and weird situations, but the Count escapes.
The Weighing of Tea. We publish the following extract from the evidence given by the Chair- man of Messrs. W. H. and F. J. Horni- man and Co., Ltd., before the House of Commons Select Committee now inves- tigating the Short Weight question: Our present experience is that of our total output, .054 or about one-nine- teenth is in packets of tlb. and over, of Id. and 2d. packets .0268, or about one-thirty-eighth; of 2 oz. packets .028 or one-thirty-fifth; and of ;}lb. packets .890 or nine-tenths. If we followed the general trade custom we should save in tea at 8d. and duty 5d., Pl 16s. lid. per 1,000 lbs. nominal weight, or an extra net profit on the retail selling value of 2.41 per cent. The working class buyer purchases a certain number of quarter lbs. per week, and makes it do, regardless of short weight; few have scales to weigh goods with, and ordinary household scales are not very accurate and be- come less so with use, and no weight under oz. is supplied: uneducated people often do not understand the meaning of gross and net. The well- to-do with large households allow so much per head, often :li lb., and tea is put in the pot, more or less, as the sup- ply holds out; what is over at the end of the week is not "carried forward," but used up by making more, or stronger, tea; consequently this short- age in weight is a great loss to the Re- venue, besides being unfair to the more conscientious dealers. Tea is packed in very dry ware- houses or it would become mouldy and musty, and gains quite the turn of the scale afterwards, so the recorded short- age is originally greater. ine la. and zd. packets are in great demand and supply a want; it would not be possible to vary the price ac- cording to market fluctuations of even Id. per lb. The cost of packing is greatly increased as the packets de- crease in size; Jib. packets full weight do not at the present price of tea carry any profit to my Company. The pub- lic like to pay "even money," and will not buy tea except at so many pence per packet; half-pence are disliked, and farthings are impossible; hence when the duty was decreased most firms either claimed to give it in extra ralue, or, as my Company did, dropped ?d. per lb., and lost ld. per Th. of the )rofit, which was then good. It is well known in the trade that iome firms have recently increased the veight of tea in the packets, in order lot to be so noticeably giving short veight. The better class firms would, believe, be glad to have short weight lone away with; at least I have been o informed by one of our keenest com- letitors who reluctantly follow the iresent custom. If a Id. packet is asked for, a packet t Id. is expected, but if -ilb. is asked or that should be given. Of six or seven trade invoices which have seen only one states that the -rapper is included in the weight, and ut "size of packets" instead of simply eight at top of column.
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Women's help for the Blind. I Another novel scheme for helping the Blind has just been launched. This time the women of England are being appealed to specially and direct- ly, for during the current week more than a million leaflets are to be distri- buted among them calling attention to the needs of the Blind for cheaper literature. The Launderers' Associ- ation-the organisation to which all the biggest launderers in the country are affiliated-have given their whole support to a suggestion that with every parcel of laundry sent out this week a pictorial leaflet should be en- closed appealing for help for the Na- tional Institute for the Blind, 206 Great Portland Street, London, W. The result of this cordial co-operation on the part of the laundry trade will be that practically every household in the country will find one of these leaflets in its basket this week. Laundry proprietors, managers, and assistants have generously promised to do all in their power to further the claims of the Institute, and it is hoped that as a result of this new scheme a further considerable interest in the cause of the Blind will accrue. 'I.w:c.w:
Siloh, Trecynon. j On Whit-Sifnday the Sunday School of the above Cong. Church held its Quarterly Meetings. In the morning the pastor preached a fine sermon on "the Christ in Pente- cost, showing its identity with Whit- suntide, in the same way as Easter had been termed the Christian Passover. In the afternoon and evening meet- ings the following rendered splendid solos: Miss Winnie Davies, Iris Bey- non, David Hughes, Annie May Mor- gan, David Llewelyn, Thomas Wyatt, Elvira Jones. Corns Jones gave an overture on the organ. Duet, Isaac Jones and Albert Wyatt. I Recitations: Gladys S. John, Mary Jones, Edith Wyatt, Tommy Davies, Blodwen Llewelyn, Annie Williams, Sarah Ellen Davies, Maggie May Llew- elyn, Jenkin Williams, Elvira Jones, David John Davies, Gwen Williams, Mary Jones. A dialogue by Blodwen Jones and Mary Ann Davies. Addresses were delivered by Mr D. A Jones, Mr David Llewelyn, Mr Rbys Jones, and Mr Thomas T. Evans. Portions of the Scriptures were re- cited by Miss Ceinwen Jones, Miss Gwen Williams, and Miss Blodwen Jones. The devotional parts were gone through by Mr Thomas Evans, Mr Dd. Llewelyn and Mrs. Ann John. Mr. Jenkin Williams, the Superin- tendent of the School, presided at the afternoon meeting, and the Rev. J. Sulgwyn Davies at the evening meet- ing. There were large and appreci- ative congregations, and the meetings proved quite a success. The faithful secretary of the school is Miss Llan John. --po
Local Will. Mr. John Williams, of Fairview, Rail- way Terrace, Penrhiwoeiber, draper, who died on March 28 last intestate, left estate of the gross value of JB2,525, with net personalty nil. Letters of adminis- tration have been granted to his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, and her sure- ties are Mr. David Williams, retired draper, of The Perretts, Dinas Powis, and Mr. Evan Morris, provision mer- chant, of Maesyrhaf, Penrhiwceiber. ¡ I
ABERDARE. A PRETTY WINDOW. The prize for window dressing in connection with the Aberdare Carnival was awarded to Mr. F. Winkley, the popular manager of Messrs. Jay and Co., House Fur- nishers, Commercial Street. Mr. Wink- ley has long been known as a specialist in window-dressing, but this week he has excelled himself. The spacious window has been fixed up as a bedroom, and the handsome furniture it contains is well worth seeing. Just beyond the curtains a glimpse is caught of a dining room with table laid just ready to sit down to. The whole scheme is cleverly conceived and artistically carried out, and Messrs. Jay and Co. are to be complimented on hav- ing such a capable man at the head of affairs.
ABERAMAN. CYCLES, X5 5s. cash, with Sturmey Archer 3-speed gears.—Parker Bros. THE PULPIT of Gwawr (B.) Church was occupied on Sunday last by the Rev. D. E. Davies, Libanus, Treforest. WINDOW DRESSING. Congratula- tions to Guardian D. J. Phillips, head provision hand, Co-op. Society (Aber- aman branch), in capturing the first prize in the provision and grocery window dressing competition at the Aber- dare Carnival on Monday. He received the maximum marks. This is Mr Phillips' second success in such a con- test.
CODREAMAN. SUNDAY SCHOOL. The annual Sunday School demonstration of Noddfa, Salem, and Hebron was held on Whit- Monday. After the parade through the principal streets tea was provided. At Noddfa (Cong.) the superintendent was the Rev. Thomas Thomas; secretary, Mr. Robert Jones; treasurer, Mr. E. J. Davies. Trayholders: Mrs. Thomas, Godre Stores; Mrs. Jones, Glyndwr; Mrs. Abraham, Mrs. R. Jones, Miss Davies, and Mrs Lloyd. Bread and butter cutters, Mrs. Richards, Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Griffiths, and Mrs. Wil- liams Cake-cutter, Mr. Thomas Parry. Milk, Mrs. Thomas. Tea and sugar, Mrs. Morris. Water attendant, Mr. Henry Thomas. Helpers, Messrs. George Thomas, David Rees, Rees Jones, Benjamin Thomas, W. T. Davies, W. R. Morgan, and W. J. Davies. About 150 children and 100 adults sat to tea. After tea they went to the Park where games were indulged in. The caterers were Mr. T. Thomas and Mr Jones.— At Hebron C.M. the trayholders were: (1) Miss Maggie Rees and S. A. Davies; (2) Misses Jeanie and Maggie Price; 13) Misses Maggie and Alice Lloyd; (4) Misses M. Emily Evans and Annie Wil- liams. Bread and butter cutters, Mrs. T. J. Hamer, Mrs. D. T. George, and Mrs. J. Morgan. Cake cutters. Messrs. Dan Morgan and Daniel Jones. Tea and sugar, Mrs. G. Jenkins, Mrs. Edwards. Mrs. M. H. Morgan. Stokers. Messrs. Thomas J. Hamer and Bvan John Wil- liams. Doorkeepers, Messrs. E. H. Ham- er and T. A. Price. Supervisors, Rev. J. Lewis and Mr. J. Morgan.
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