ABERDARE. OBITUARY.—The many friends of the Rev. James Ellis, Barnsley, York- shire, will be grieved to learn that his wife died at the latter end of last week after a short illness. Mr A. E. Harm- ston received news from the re^- gen- tleman that she caught a chill while at- tending a committee in connection with I church work, &nd passed away cry suddenly. The Rev..las. Ellis was until recentlv the Superintendent of the English Wesleyan Circuit, Aber- dare, and was the founder and presi- dent of the Aberdare Brotherhood. CONSERVATIVE OUTING.—The an- nual outing of the Aberdare Conserva- tive Club took place on Monday in glor- iously fine weather. The trippers, who were 300 strong, vere given the choice of Minehead or Ilfrocombe. No boat ever carried a happier party, and no trip was ever better organised. The majority went on to 'Combe, where, after dinner, driving parties to Coombe Martin, Lee Bay, Wooda Bay were quickly made up. A small party visited the West Somerset polo ground at Dunster, where they were entertained, after which the party were spectators at the County polo match. Time for returning can e all too soon, and the merry party landed at Cardiff with- out mishap. SALE AT ABERDARE.—On Tuesday, at the Queen's Hotel, Aberdare, -At-. G. Powell, auctioneer, conducted a success- ful sale of leasehold properties. The shop and premises, 82, Gadlys-road, was withdrawn at < £ 425; No. 07, Ynysiwyd- street, was sold to Mr. T. Powell for sfil21; No. 68, Ynyslwyd-street was knocked down to the tenant, Mr. D. James, at < £ 160: No. 33, Dumfries-street fetched < £ 90, the buyer being Mr. T. Dix; No. 18, Pendarren-street was sold to Mr. Eoger H. Thomas for < £ 207 10s. The solicitors were Messrs. W. R. Mor- gan and J. D. Thomas, Aberdare, and A. Lionel Lane, Gloucester. ABERDARE LICENSED VICTU- ALLERS.—The thirty-second annual out- ing of the above association took place to Cheddar last Thursday. The party, just a few short of 100, journeyed by T.V.R, to Cardiff, Campbell boat to Weston, and thence by motor charabanc to Cheddar. The proceedings after din- ner were presided over by Mr. Dan Dav- ies. Mr. D. W. Howell (auctioneer), and Mr. W. Barlow (Culley and Co.), proposed the loyal toasts. Mr. J. Luck proposed "The Ladies," and Mr. John Jackson (Worthington and Co.) responded. Mr. S. H. Shaw, in proposing The Aberdare Licensed Victuallers' Association," said that his experience of those associations was not small, and he could truly say that the Aberdare Association compared favourably with any he had known. He felt that they were progressive, despite harassing legislation. In conclusion, he thanked all those who were responsible for the admirable manner in which the outing had been carried out.—Mr. Dan Davies (chairman of the Association) re- sponded. He said that he had been a member of their Trade Association for 17 y- and although they had met bad times, they were now in a flourishing condition. Their funds were a safeguard against oppression, and he would urge on every license-holder to join the As- sociation^—Mr. D. Tudor Williams, pro- P.*?*5111? Visitors" said he would like to offer a word on behalf of the Association. The outing had been splen- didly organised, and was a credit to the town.-Mr. Fred Allen. "Aberdare Leader," resPand,d.-M,r. John Jackson very kindly took photographs of the "party on the spacious lawn at the back of the Cliff Hotel.
Mountain Ash Fatality. LITTLE BOY KILLED BY A STONE. On Friday morning Mr R. J. Rhys conducted an inquiry at Mountain Ash Police Station into the circumstances sur- rounding the death of Ivor Donald Seth Smith. m. Lewis Smith, father of deceased. identified and stated that his son was 5 years old. On Wednesday night, at about 6, witness was called from the house to the back lane. and saw the little boy being carried by Mr Thomas Evans into the house. He died as soon as he was laid on the table. Mrs Davies Penrhiwceiber, stated that she was standing next door to where the accident occurred-19 Kingcraft Street. She saw the boy climb over the wall, and as, he reached the ground on the other side the coping stone came down with him and fell on his chest. Witness screamed for help, and then Mr Thomas Evans came on the scene. The jury's verdict was. Death by mis- adventure. J The interment took place on Saturday afternoo)i in Caegarw Cemetery The officiating ministers were the Revs. R. S. Rogers, B.A., and J. Phillips. The chief mourners were: Messrs Wm. Lewis bmith, father. Ivor August, grana- father; Seth Smith, grandfather; Rich- ard Argus t, Dowlais; Richard Argust, Pontypridd Ben Davies, D. Teifi DaVies, John Wm. Alorgan, Frank Morgan, John Richards, David Richards, W. T. Bowen, and Thomas Jones, uncles. Floral tri- buteswere received from the following. Members of Napiers Buiding Club- Per- manent Staff of New Theatre; Mr and Mrs Bert Richards and the staff of Hag- gar's Cinema; Mr and Mrs E. Perrv and staff of Empire; Mr and Mrs KJ (Workmen s Hall); Miss G. Morris; Mas- tTii .LnW1|i T" E- Grannon and Poliy (Bristol); Mr and Mrs Evnon; the ff'V V Tt fnends; Messrs Nixon's Office Staff; Father and mother; Grand- ^srAntsiL0™. Barg?ed and Mrs. Ar- L/X Porlnt? at Mountain Ash (Mr ana Mrs Seth Smith) • \nntiA Mr* T ?.nd,TUnole Philip from BargoSi; Merthyr; ^iss* °Edw n°m W f lc? Craven; Mrs Web- carried nut arrangements were j Dav"d EW Mr Frank Mills and
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Aberdare Education Committee. On Wednesday, July 1st, Mr George Powell in the chair. The other mem- bers present wereMrs. Davies hS- lEafT"h ft A T Walt \v ii -A- P. Jones, Dav?Pv %WlAhams' W" Thomas, Dd! lonp! °iwen wilHams, Evan t b Davies, D. J. Thomas, with Mr T. Botting (director) and Mr i. u. Jones (assistant director). Application.-Dr. R. 0. Morris, as the representative of the Welsh Na- tional Memorial Association, appeared before the committee to make an appli- cation. He asked them to allow lec- tures to be given in elementary schools. The subject would be "Health." He also asked the committee to close the schools for half-a-day to allow the teachers assemble in conference which would be addressed by the Memorial Association lecturers. These lectures would equip the teachers in the subject of hygiene. Financially, it would mean a loss of a half-day, but he felt sure it would improve the attend- ance at the school.-On the motion of Jii. A. r. Jones, seconded bv Mrs Davies, and supported by Mr Illtyd Hopkins, permission was granted.-Dr tired1S the meeting and re- Stammering Classes. Mr Illtyd Hopkins asked what was to become of the above classes after the holidays He thought it would be a great niW they came to an end. — The Director said he was preparing a full report on the Tommit'tp °h^he W°Uld Present to lie committee in due course. Outings and School Attendance The Director referred to the many chaDel at £ nT aDd f+esti,val? M'hich affected the evm U at/chools-, The attendance i • Thuisday and Monday was InZ Jrn' had asked the attend- + h i f!s ° PrePare a report, and e; a(* done so. It appeared that on certain days there were as m^ny as 150 cnildi^n absent from Park School owing to chapel outings. At the Town • u-V! a Town Council Schools 740 children wiere absent on three davs an average of about 240 per day.-V-r, W .Thomas: What is the loss in grants ? Director: It is 2 £ d. per day per child. But it is not a matter of grants alone. It disorganises the work. Why don't they all hold these things on the same dav-Mr T. Walter Williams: They don't want to. They want as many holidays as possible.—Mr D. R. Llew- elyn: I agree with you.—The Director went on to say that the attendance at Cwmaman and Aberaman Schools was greatly affected by the Co-operative turn-books. During that week (every quarter) the attendance went down about 2 per cent.—Mr L. N. Williams: Is tea provided at these turn-books? What does it mean?—Mr D. R. Llew- elyn: Mr Evan Jones will tell you. daughter.)—The Chairman said that the Free Church Council were carrying out their promise to hold the annual demonstration on July 9th.—Mr. Og- wen Williams suggested that a list of the outings and festivals be obtained so that the committee might point out to the organisers that thev had not fallen m with the wishes of the Educa- tion Committee.-No further action was taken. increased Crants.-The Director ex- plained the position with regard to grants. He said that provision had been made to pay the special grant on the same basis as last year, and that sum was £ 6,124. Then again the new grant would cover the sum spent by Aberdare over a Is. 9d. rate, and the schedule showed that this would be 1;3,770 for Aberdare. That would make a total sum of L9,892, which was £ 4,400 more than the Education Com- mittee had estimated for. When the next September estimate came to be made, they could make a substantial re- duction in the education rate. Mr. Ogwen Williams: So "The School- master" was not far wrong in saying ;L:10,000 ?-Director: They said that there was £10,000 extra, but the extra grant is only £ 3,770.—Mr D. R. Llew- elyn And the schoolmasters wanted it all, didn't they? (Laughter.) The Director remarked that he was confi- dent that these extra grants had been extracted from the Government by means of thA r>nr.fQran^E nf Education Committees. W'U' U'U' "The Moral of it all."—Mr William vees, at a previous meeting, had moved that the County Cuoncil be asked to give better terms for the use of the lycal schools for evening classes.—The County Council Clerk now replied de- clining to re-open the question, and added that the rents must remain the same as in previous years.—Chairman: The moral of it all is that we should have the evening classes held under our auspices. We should move in the direction of becoming a county bor- ough. Conference.—The Director and Mrs. Davies save a report of the conference of Education Committees held in Lon- don. Appointments.—There were 16 appli- cations for the positions (2) of domestic subjects teachers. Miss Lewis and Miss Mattie Watkins, both of Aber- dare, were appointed.—There were six applications for the post of school nurse. Miss Catherine Evans, Tre- cynon, was appointed. County school Scholarships. — Six* teen scholarships wrere awarded, and it was resolved to grant eight to girls and eight to boys. The highest number of marks had been gained by the folltv. ing, the maximum being :!90:Boys: David Edwin Evans, Higher Std., 260; Wm. Thomas, H. Std., 248; %V. j,,bn Jones, Cwmaman, 246; Rees J. iVice, H. Standard (Industrial School I ovj, 245; Daniel T. Edwards, H. d 240; Dd. R. Owen, Cwmaman, 240; F. C. Anderson, Town Council. 238; Jul. Roderick, Higher Std., 23o. Should there be a vacancy, the next -n t-rdor of merit is A. Stanley -Morgan, Aman School, 234. — Girls Elizabeth A. I Thomas, Higher Std., 247 Alice B. Jones, Cwmdare School, 243; A. R. Jenkins, Higher Std., 237 Jane Davies, Higher Std., 233; Ann Morgan, Higher Std., 228; Caroline Collins, Higher Std., 225; Huldah Bassett, Higher Standard, 223; Doris Jones, Cwmbach, 220.—Mr W. Thomas asked if the same papers were set before boys and girls, and the Director replied in the affirma- tive.—Mr W. Thomas: Do the children in the outside schools have the same advantages as those in the Higher Standard School? — The Director re- plied that there were qualified certifi- cated teachers for the top classes in the schools outside the centre (from Park to Blaengwawr). It should also be ex- plained that credit was due to the var- ious schools from which the Higher Standard children had been drawn I ncreases for Teachers. Re applica- tion of certificated assistant masters for increase of salary, the Staff and Management Committee made the fol- lowing recommendations :—(1) That the scale of salaries payable to certificated assistants masters be as follows: (a) Trained --ree years, £ 90 to £ 155; (b) trained two years, £803 to £ 155; (c) trained one year, tSO to £ 150; (d) un- trained, £75 to J6145. Abernant School-teacher Removed.- The sub-committee appointed to inves- tigate the complaint of Mr T. Davies, head master of the Abernant School' against Mr Ivor D. Edwards, a trained certificated assistant master at the school, submitted their report. The committee met on Monday, May 25th, Councillors G. D. Powell, E. Ogwen Williams, and Mrs. Davies, bt-ing pres- ent, and sat for nearly 4. hours. They reported that seven out of the eight charges made by Mr Davies had been fully proved, and the committee took a very serious view of the offences, par- ticularly of Mr. Edwards' persistent defiance of his head master's instruc- tions and warnings. After consider- able discussion, in which a proposal to summarily dismiss Mr Edwards was considered, it was ultimately resolved that Mr Edwards be transferred to the Park Boys' School, that the right of administering corporal punishment be absolutely withdrawn from him, and that he be informed that the Director is authorised to dismiss him if any further breach of regulations is report- ed. Aberaman Teacher and Councillor.- The Director reported that Councillor D. Jackson Thomas had brought to his notice a complaint against Mr David Williams, assistant master at tlm Aberaman School, to the effect that im had made certain statements concern- ing Councillor Thomas in the presence of his class. He had investigated the matter and reported that the teacher in question admitted making one of the statements complained of, but denied making the second statement. The Director was instructed to make further investigations with reference to the dis- puted statement, and to request Mr. Williams to submit a written apology to be read at next meeting of the Educa- tion Committee if he found that the second statement had been made.
Cwmbach Bridge Formally Opened. The above new bridge was formally opened on Wednesday afternoon. Councillor Evan Jones presided. Mr. J. Morgan, Abernantygroes, performed the ceremony, and was presented with a rose bowl by Mr Owen Williams, Council Surveyor, who also handed him first return G.W.U. ticket to Cwmbach as a memento. The bridge is of steel construction, the total cost being E2,500 to Aberdare Council. It is 450 feet long. The masonry was constructed by Mi°D, Tvssul Davies, builder, Tre- cynon. The bridge, is a six-span one, and is of Warren girder design. It does away with a dangerous level crossing.
Lord Merthyr's Illness. Lord Merthyr underwent a sen.HIS operation on Tuesday morning in a nursing home in London, the medical men being Dr. Trevor Cory, Aberdare, and Dr. Thomson Walker, F.K.O.S., London. The following bulletin wa* issued on Wednesday morning I or<i Merthyr has had a good night, an I his condition this morning is satisfactory.
Stammering Cured. MERTHYR AND ABERDARE CLASSES. Mr. Walter Yearsley. the eminent expert on speech defects, has just been appointed by the Merthyr and Aber- dare Education Committees to under- take the treatment of stammering school-children. Mr. Yearsley will be in Merthyr and district for eight weeks, and during this period he will conduct the treatment of adults. Even- ing classes will be formed both in Mer- thyr and Aberdare. Mr. Yearsley has been awarded several gold medals for the excellency of his treatment. Stam- merers should lose no time in writing him for particulars. Perfect cures are established in from four to six weeks. Mr. Yearsley's address is, "Hillside, Hawthorne Avenue, Swansea.
MOUNTAIN ASH. MOTOR DRIVING TA UGHT.-Par- ticulars and terms apply Parker Bros., Aberdare. WE BEG to inform our numerous cus- tomers at Mountain Ash that we are hav- ing our hummer Sale of Season's Goods next rnday.-—J. M. Evans, London Ware- house, Aberdare. MALE VOICE PARTY.—Mr. Hugh Ellis's Male Voice Party won the pre- mier prize at Newtown on Monday. S'f. DYFRIG'S CURATE.—The Rev. Ebenezer Jones, ALA., curate of the above church in Newtown, is leaving for Cardifi, where he has an appoint- ment at St. John's Church Canton. MO I NT PlSGAH.The' annual out- ing of Siskin English Baptist Sunday School took place to Portlicawl on Mon- day. About 200 members took advan- tage of the excellent arrangements niade for the trip. The officials > tie Messrs. Tom Rich. Albert Bishop, mi Powell and Harry Morris. The or was beautifully line, and a happy day was spent. ST. JOHNS AMBULANCE.—We are notified of the following passes in the recent examination held at St. David's Centre. First aid certificates: Evan Jones, Samuel Wilcox, David Wil- liams, John Charles Weston and Hy. Breeze; passed for vouchers: Worthy Carpenter, Wm. Yanstone and George Wrentniore.—The lecturer was Dr. H. Davies-.J ones. PAHTSH CHURCH. Holy Com- munion was celebrated at 8 o'clock in St. Margaret's Church last Sunday morning. Matins was sung at 11 o'clock, the Rev. Aeron Da vies inton- j ing. The "To Deum" was sung to Ousley's quadruple chant, and the "Benedictus" to Garrett. The vicar, Rev. J. Llewelyn Croft, read the thirty nine articles of religion. Evensong was conducted by the Rev. Aeron Davies. The "Magnificat" was sung to Barnley and the "Nunc Dirnittis", to Monk. "FROM O'ER THE SEA—\n inter- esting visitor to Mountain Ash ibis week has been lr. Wm. Morgan, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Morgan, If.te of the Aberdare Hotel, and now of 1;b<, Butcher's Arms. Mr. Morgan is cue of a large family—11 children I cue of the best known in Mouiii un Ash Although only 46 years of age, Mr. Morgan has spent 20 of he.,)1 111 the States, and it is 19 years since 11., last visited his parents' hearth. He intends staying here a few weeks yet, and then returns to his wife and family in Seran- ton. YOU WANT TO BE SUITED-in that case, you might as well be well suited, xuac's the Man.—Ted Mac Gregor, Oxford-street. ACCOUNTANCY SUCCESS. At the examinations of the Society of in- corporated Accountants and Auditors, held in May last Mr. A. R. Morley Tan- ner was not only successful in passing his final examination, but also succeed- ed in getting on the Honours list, being bracketed for the Fourth Certificate of Merit out of 107 candidates from all parts of the United Kingdom. He is now eligible for election as an Associate oi the Society. He is the 'son of Mr. A. R. Tanner, Cardiff, and served his articles with Captain G. A. Evans, J.P. J.S.A.A., Ffrwd Offices, Mountain Ash (who is a Fellow and Member of the Council of the Society). Mr. Tanner is a son-in-law of Councillor William Millar, Mountain Ash. WEDDING. -A very pretty wedding took place at Pontypridd on Monday morning, the contracting parties were Miss Beatrice Bond, fourth daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bond, 76, Clar- ence-street, Misliln, and Mr. Wm. Hill, son of Mr. Arthur Hill,. Rose Villa, Newtown. The bridesmaids were Miss Emily Bond and Miss Cassie Bond. The bride wore a pretty grey costume and a grev silk hat. The guests were en- tertained at the home of the bride's parents, and included the following: Messrs. Geo. Willis, D. Morris Jones, Chas. Bond, Mr and Mrs. Arthur Hill, Mrs. Vines, Mr. and Mrs. D. W illiams, Percy Sirnmonds. The wedding party motored to Porthcawl in a charabanc and motor car supplied by Mr. J. H. Fletcher, Duffryn Hotel. ORITrAHY.-On Saturday morning the death of Mrs. Mary Morgan, Chan- cery-lane, one of the oldest inhabitants of the town, took place. The deceased lady was 7/ years of age of a very- hospitable disposition, and highly re- spected.—Mr. James Morgan, for many years a signalman on the Taff "ale Railway at Mountain Ash, is her son. The body was couveyed on Tuesday to Aberystwyth, the "interment taking place in Llanbadarn Fawr Oemetefy. The chief mourners were: Mr. J. Mor- gan (son), Mr. and Mrs. Morgan (son and daughter-in-law), ^r- £ .• Mor- gan (nephew), Masters J- Morgan, J. D. Morgan, H. J. Morgan, E. V. Mor- gan, Misses illai-v Anne Morgan and Ella Morgan (grand-children). The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mi. Frank 31ills and Mr. D. Evans. MAC'S STYLES in Gent's Suitings cannot be beaten. Mac measures most Mount men. Ted MacGregor, Oxford- street. FUNERAL.-The interment of the remains of John Charles Fryer, fifth son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Fryer, Ar- lingham Villa, Campbell-terrace. took place in Caegarw Cemetery on Monday afternoon. The deceased was 19 years of age, and succumbed after a long ill- ness. The Rev. Edwin Burgess was the officiating minister. The chief mour- ners were: Mr Geo. Fryer (father), Messrs. Alfred, David, George, Rich- ard, James and Percy Fryer (brothers), Charles Reynish and Peter O'Leary (brothers-in-law) Leslie, Hector and David Richard Frver (nephews), Wm. Elliott, Charles. Eiliott and James El- liott (cousins) Wm. Davies, and Rd. and Edward Davies, Cwmaman (cous- ins). Beautiful floral tributes • eve re- ceived from Father and Mother, Sis- ters and Brother-, home, Sis«t-rs d'jd Brothers from home ;Harry; Mrs. lilcy, Mrs. Harries and Family; Duffryn- street Chapel; Staff of Miskm Infants' School; Mr. Harry Williams, Mr. Dav- ies (Cadwaladr-street), Mr. Cooling,, Mr. Evans and Mr. Lawrence. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. Frank Mills and Mr. David LFOOTBALLERS PRESENTED.— On Tuesday, at the Glancynon Hotel, the Mountain Ash Thursday Soccer Club were entertained to dinner. After the good things had been dispensed with, the members of the team were honouz-ed with presentation medals. having won the Thursday Division of the Glamorgan League. Mr. Tag. Wil- liams, M.F, presided, and presented the medals. In doing so, he gave each member a few words of advice, and heartily commended them for their past season's work. The harmony of the evening was contributed to by Messrs. Dai Bevan, Geo. Neighbour (jun.), E. W atkins. John Tsaac, Jack Va-iighan and Johnny Griffiths. The following were the recipients of the medals: Tommv Davies Fred Stoker, Humphry Hughes, Aubrey Thomas, Evan Jones, Will Reddiek- James Evans, Idris Thomas (capt.) Arthur Evans, Billy James, John Emrvs Thomas, Tommy Price. W. Leonard, Enoch Watkins, Jack Isaac, Billy Harris, Billy Eynon (left for America). The following are special medals for the officials: Thomas Isaac (chairman), Idwal Shelby (trea- surer), Chas. Reddick (linesman), D. J. Jones (trainer). A vote of thanks to the chairman was proposed by Thos. Isaac and seconded by Jack Isaac. WEDDING.-The wedding of Miss Ann J. Edwards (Nance), eldest daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Llewelyn M. Ed- wards, Lletv Ifor, Campbell-terrace, and Mr. Albert T. Hughes, son of Mr. and Mrs. tienjamin Hughes, Cardigan, was solemnized at Ffrwd Chapel on Wednesday morning. The officiating ministers were the Rev. J. D. Thomas and Rev. John Williams, Cardigan. The bride looked charming in crepe de sylvia over white satin. She carried a beau- tiful shower bouquet of sweet peas and white Nipheta roses and long trails of smilax. The attendant maids were Miss Blodwen M. Edwards, B.A., sis- ter of the bride, and Miss Dinah J. Hughes, sister of the bridegroom, both of whom wore pretty pale blue peau de soie dresses, and carried a sheaf of mal- maison carnations, each wearing hand- some pearl and peridot pendants, the gift of the bridegroom. Air. Edwards 1 gave his daughter away. and Mr. i Norman Hughes acted as best man. Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Hughes, the re- spective mothers of the bride and bride- groom, were also present, and wore light grey dresses. The bridal party also included Mr. Tom J. Edwards, Dr. ) and Mrs. Josiah Williams, Mrs. Peart, Mrs. Thomas (Cilfvnydd), Miss Ed- wards (Cardiff), Mr., Airs, and the Misses James, Mr. Llewelyn (Church Village), Mrs. Griff Jones, Mrs. Rich- ards (Aberaman), Mrs. James, Mrs. Jenkins and Miss Rees (Abercwmboi). The party were conveyed to and fro the chapel in Gough's motor cars. The happy pair are spending their honey- moon in Llandudno. FT NERAL.—The interment of the mortal remains of Mr. Wm. Evans, 10. Ton Coch-terrace, Cefnpennar, took place on Wednesday afternoon in Maes- vrarian Cemetery. The deceased, who was 30 years of age, met with an acci- dent at his work about a fortnight ago, and never recovered. The officiating clergyman was the Rev. Ebenezer Jones. The chief mourners were The widow; Messn*. Wm. Evans (father), P. Evans, Syd. Evans and Preston Evans (brothers). Mrs. Caldicott, Mrs. White and Miss Annie Evans (sisters), Mr. I Sydney Caldicott (brother-in-law), Mr. Thomas Evans (uncle), Messrs. Ed. Evans and Johnny Evans (cousins), Mr. Alf White (brother-in-law), Mrs. Emma Evans (aunt), Mr. and Mrs. H. Rich- ards, Mr. and Mrs. D. Richards. Mrs. D. W. Richards and Mr. and Mrs. As- hill (Lougher), Mrs. D. Davies (Morris- ton), Mr. I. Jones and Mrs. D. Leyshon (Nantvmoel), Mr. and Mrs. Tom West, Messrs. Jack, David and Stanley West, Mr. Arthur Ashill. Mr. and Mrs. D. West (Cardiff-road), Mr. Caleb Jenkins, Mr. Will Probert (Treforest), Mr. Phil Davies, Miss Maggie Ashill (Lougher). I Floral tributes were received from:- Widow and child; Mr. and Mrs. Tom West and family; Llety Shenkin Work- men Officials, Llety Shenkin; Cwm- pennar Officials; Mr. and Mrs. Ashill and family; Mr. and Mrs. Richards and family, Lougher; Mr. and Mrs. Barns; Miss Maggie Anthony; Mr. and Mrs. C. Lewis; Mr. and Mrs. James; Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins; Mr. and Mrs. Flower and J. Raison, Newry Farm, Builth Wells; Ted and Katie Collins. The funeral arrangements were carried out hv Mr. Frank Mills and Mr. D. Evans. HAGGAR'S CINEMA.—An enor- mous attraction has been secured ly Mr. BertRichards. the popular manager 01 Haggar's, for next week. The pic- ture is without doubt one of the great- est films ever taken, and is founded on the great play of the same name, which made such a startling success at the Lyceum, London. The story is of a Crown Prince's morganatic marriage to a beautiful peasant girl. Their son grows to manhood without knowing who his father is, and only learns the truth from his dyihg mother's lips. He enlists in the Red Hussars, under an assumed name, and in a very short time wins his commission. He is taunted one day about his birth, and draws his sword on a Royal Prince to avenge his mother's slanderer. The climax is reached when Paul, who has escaped, enters a private chapel of the Palace, and is requested by Astrea, who is flee- ing from a distasteful wedding, to mar- ry her. Just on the stroke of midnight they are married. The soldiers enter, trying to find Paul, but he escapes again, only to be captured ten days later. A most pathetic scene is that, where Prince Leopold, who has now be- come King, parts with his son and his wife. Nothing more beautiful has been put on the picture stage than "The Mid night Wedding," and should be seen by evervone. COMPLIMENTARY SOCIAL.—A very interesting social was held in the Schoolroom of the Bruce-street P.M. Church on Thusday evening last, to give a welcome to Mr. T. W. Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thom&s, of Duff- ryn-street. Seven years ago Mr. Thomas decided to try his fortunes in the United States of America, and set- tled down in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and has recently returned to South Wales for a somewhat prolonged visit. The Rev. F. Richardson presided. A brief programme of songs and recita- tions was rendered by Miss C. Richard- son, Messrs. D. Rogers, W. Alills, and Mr. S. Bowles and party. The chair- man then gave a short address of wel- come on behalf of the Church and Sun- day School. He had received a letter from the officers and teachers of the Fairview Union Sabbath School, At- toona, bearing greetings and commen- dations. They stated that Mr. Thomas was an active and faithful member of their school, and a devoted Christian worker. The letter was signed by all the officers and teachers. To this he had sent a cordial reply, on behalf of the Church and School. Mr. Thomas was very heartily welcomed by the com- pany, and responded to the call of the chairman for a short speech. Refresh- ments were handed round, and pleasant games were indulged in.
PENRHIWCEIBER. R.A.O.B.—A large number of members of the Royal George Lodge met at the Park Hotel on Tuesday, Bros. Wm. Lee, Geo. Grocott, Walter Campbell, William Jefferiee, and Wm. Piper being raised to the 2nd degree of the Order, and Bro. M. L. James, C.P., to the 3rd degree. Bro. Drew, P.P.G.P., Treharris, offici- ated. assisted by Bros. J. Zettersstrom, P.G. Sec., Merthyr; N. Shapira, K.O.H., Abercynon; J. Williams, P.G.T., Aber- dare; T. Davies, K.O.M, Hirwain; W. Hawley, P.G.Ch.. J. Havward, K.O.M., and A. Smith, X.O.M., Aberdare; M. Morgan, K.O.M., Nelson; Wm. Jones, K.O.M. Abercynon; D. T. Davies, K.O.M., Abercynon; R. Edwards, K.O.M., Troedyrhiw; R. Thomas, R.O.H., Aberdare; D. Hughes, D.G.P., Merthyi; Wm. Jones, K.O.M., Mountain Ash; P. Bobbins, K.O.M., Penrhiwceiber; A. George, K.O.M., Penrhiwceiber, and H. Knight, R.P.G.P., Aberdare. Bros. ±'. Robbing and A. George spoke of the good work the Brothers had done in the I Order. The Brothers responded in a few appropriate remarks. A gold jewel was presented to Bro. M. L. James as a token of respect. Bro. Drew, P.P.G.P., made ) the presentation. Bro. Roger Thomas, I Orphanage Director, gave a report on the Orphanage. Bro. Rees, K.O.M. Chaplain, Aberdare, gave an address on the work done by the Order. Harmony was contri- buted by Bros. James, Hayward, Mac- Cormack, Teague, Hollyman, Hawley, Ellis, H. Morgan (comic) and Jefferies.*
ABERCYNON. CALF ARIA.—Mr W. P. Thomas, stud- ent at Bangor Baptist College, preached at Calfaria Welsh Baptist Chapel on Sunday. Miss Bessie Thomas presided at the organ. NAZARETH.—The following is the position of Nazareth Sunday School in the annual examination of the Welsh Baptist Union:—Stage II. (12-15), Ernest Lewis, 10; Martha Jane Griffiths, 54; | Lizzie J. Evans, 33; Sarah Mary Evans, 61; Idwal Williams, 40. GOLF.—On Monday, the 4th round of the Kendal and Dent Silver Cup Card Competition was played on the White Hall Golf Links, the winners being Messrs C. Osborne, Nelson; D. J. Harris, Rees Jones, and J. P. Maddocks. The semi-final was played on the same day, the winners being Messrs. C. Osborne, Nelson, and D. J. Harris, and the final played on Tuesday afternoon, the winner of the cup being Mr C. Osborne, Nelson. ORDINATION OF LOCAL STUDENT —Mr Idris Thomas, who has accepted a call to the Baptist Churches of Seion and Morgan, Nevern, was ordained on Tues- day, June 30th. The following minis- ters took part in the services: Principal Silas Morris, Bangor-, Dr. Owen Davies, Carnarvon; Rev. Dyre Lewis, Rhoe, and Rev. B. Howells, Abercynon. As a token of Calfaria's esteem for him he was pre- sented with a splendid set of books, The church was represented by Mr John Lloyd, Tanybryn. Mr Thomas was a member in Calfaria Welsh Baptist Church, where he commenced to preach. Being successful in the local preachers' examination he entered Carmarthen Col- legiate School, whence he entered Bangor Baptist College. CALFARIA.—Yn ol mynegiad arhol- ial Ysgolion Sul Undeb Bedyddwyr Cym- ru gwelir bod yr ysgol uchod wedi gwneud yn dda iawn. Wele'r marciau: Pafon I. (10 i 12 mlwydd oed), Thomas Meredith, 36; Edward Stanley Meredith, 6. Safon H. (dan 15), Phoebe Meredith, 79. Safon III. (dan 18), David Evans, 31; Elizabeth May Lloyd, 65; Nancy Howells, 54; Willie Owens, 80; Thomas Rees, 33. Safon IV. (dan 21), Thomas Daniel Thomas, 67; David Oliver How- ells, 74; Idwal Lloyd (goreu Cymanfa Dwyrain Morganwg). Safon V. tdros 21), Morgan Owens, 53; James O. Davies (ail Cymanfa Dwyrain Morganwg). Ar wa- han i'r gwobrwyon enwir uchod y mae David Oliver Howells a Morgan Owens yn oreuon eu safonau yn Nosbarth Pont- ypridd. PIT HEAD BATHS.-A well-attended meeting of workmen employed at the Dowlais Cardiff Colliery was held at the Lesser Hall, on Thursday evening, the 25th inst., when Mr Alfred Onions, J.P., C.C., Pontypridd, and Mr Henry Davies, Director of Mining, addressed the meet- ing on the question of Pithead Baths. Guardian W. C. Dyer presided and was supported by Councillor Charles Mad- dox, Mr George Morgans, and Mr Paget. Mr Onions referred to the pithead baths which were being set up at Treharris, and advised the Abercynon workmen to visit them when completed, and judge for themselves as to the working of the new system. Mr Henry Davies, in ad- dressing the meeting, regretted the ab- sence of the marager and agent of the local collieries from the meeting, because it was a question which concerned them also. He dealt at length with the move- ment. Mr. Davies replied to questions put to him as follows:—(1) Towels woulcr be supplied by those in charge of the baths, (2) torn clothes would be left in the bathroom for the attendant to deal with tltem or they might be taken home to be mended; (3) each workman would pay lid per week towards up-keep and the owners ljd .per week; (4) every person employed underground would not be compeled to bath at the pithead, but if two-thirds of the workmen voted in favour of the new tystem every worker would be compelled to pay his l|d. whether he used the bath or not; (5) the average time it would take each man to bath would be 6 to 8 min- utes; (6) the soap would also be supplied by those in charge; (7) the system would not spread disease, because they were shower baths, and the same water would not pass over any two men; (8) there would be no exposure, because the rooms would be large enough, and divided into partitions, so that each man would be in a separate section of the bathroom.—A j proposition in favour of the baths was carried unanimously. A vote of thanks to the speakers was proposed by Coun- cillor Maddox and carried. OBITUARY.—Much sympathy is felt with Mr and Mrs Edward Lewis and family, 5 Elizabeth Street, on the death of their 18 year old son, Mr A. Aubrey Lewis. Deceased was on Tuesdav, June 23. working at the Dowlais Cardiff Col- kill liery as an engineman. In the afternoon he was taken seriously ill, and had to be conveyed to his home. On Wednesday morning he was being taken to the Car- diff Infirmary to be operated on, but before arriving at Pontypridd he suc- cumbed, and the body was brought home. He was a prominent and popular all- round athlete. He was the captain of the local Junior Football Team last season, having attended all matches played by the boys in the Lanwood Cup Competition. He was also the captain of the Junior Cricket Team last year, and was a smart fielder. He was also a keen billiard player. Mr Lewis was a faith- ful member of Tabernacle Welsh C.M. Chapel and Sunday School. He was of a genial disposition, and was always ready to extend a helping hand. His re- mains were interred on Saturday after- noon at the Abercynon Cemetery, the officiating minister being the Rev. M. H. Jones, B.A., Ton, late pastor of Taber- nacle Chapel, who paid a very high tri- bute to deceased. In the procession were representatives of the local lodges of the Bristol and West of England Friendly Societies, the Junior Football and Cricket Teams, the Sunday School Classes of Tabernacle, ai-d deceased's fellow engine- me'l. Appropriate hymns were sung. The bearers were Messrs W. 0. Evans, Bicbard Jones, J. Maldwyn Evan6, and E. J. Thomas. The chief mourners were Mr and Mrs Edwuid Lewis, father and mother; Mr John Edward Lewis bro- ther; Mr and Mrs Stevs Game-, sister; Mrs. Blainey, L]an<'inam, aunt; Mrs. Brunt, Treorchy, aunt; Mr Owen Lewis, Llanidloes, uncle; Miss M. J. Davies and Miss Gwennie Thomas, Abercynon, and Miss Bronwen Brunt, Treorchv. cousins; Mr and Mrs Brunt, Treorchy, uncle and aunt; John Llewelyn Brunt. Evan Davies. Maesgwyn; Mrs. Meredith, Lian- dinam; Mr John E. Brunt, and Mr Ed- ward M. Brunt, Treorchy, cousins; Mr and Mrs Jones, Aberfan, uncle and aunt; Mrs James, Mrs. T. Harrison, and Mrs Evans, Abercynon; Mr Richard Jonps, Cilfvnydd; Mr and Mrs Jones, Abercynon, and Mr Griffith Bunford, Cilfvnydd, cousins; Mr Daniel Davies, Dowlais; Mr Morgan Williams and Mrs Williams, Treorchy; Mr David Hitch- ings, Dowlais; Mr Fred Morgans, Mer- thyr Vale; Mr Evan Roberts, Cwm- garw; Mrs. Owens and Idris Owens, Abercwmboi; Mrs T. Smith and Miss Smith, Ynysybwl; Mrs. William Rich- ards, Talybont, and Mrs. Erastus Thomas, Ynysybwl. Wreaths were sent by the following: (1) The family; (2) Cousin Elizabeth, London; (3) Sunday School Teacher and Class; (4) Cousin Maggie, Uandinam; (5) Mrs Gough; (6) Cousin Tudor Lewis; (7) Fellow Work- men; (8) Uncle and Aunt, Treorchy, and Mrs. Breeze, Cwmpark; (9) the Abercynon Junior Football Team, and (10) From his Comrades. We extend our heart- felt sympathy to the family.