HIGH PRESSURE GAS LIGHTING THE ABERDARE & ABERAMAN CONSUMERS' GAS Co. having put down Special Plant and Mains, are prepared to Provide and Maintain HIGH PRESSURE LIGHTING to suit all Business requirements. The following thoroughfares are connected up to the System viz:— „ CARDIFF ROAD & LEWIS STREET, ABERAMAN CARDIFF STREET, MARKET STREET, VICTORIA SQUARE, HIGH STREET, CANON STREET, COMMERCIAL STREET. The Capacity of the Lamps range from 500 to 4.500 Candle Power. Lamps are provided, lighted,' extinguished and maintained by Gas Co. No Initial Outlay or Trouble to the Consumer. FULL PARTICULARS & TERMS ON APPLICATION TO THE UNDERSIGNED GAS OFFICES, A. E. DAVEY, WHITCOMBE ST., ABERDARE. Manager and Secretary TO GODREAMAN PEOPLE. You can buy your— GROCERIES and PROVISIONS at Lloyd's, Duffryn Stores at Town Prices. » ALL GOODS OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY. Save Tram Fares by buying at- LLOYD'S, DUFFRYN STORES, JUBILEE ROAD, GODREAMAN. PrapaM Small AtfvirtlmMits. Iaiftrted at the following ipeolally low rates:- One week. I wks. 0 wki. s. d. a. d. s. d. Mwordt 0 a 1 0 1 6 M „ 0 9 1 a a < „ 1 0 2 0 a 0 40 „ 1 I 2 6 8 8 a „ 1 a 8 0 4 8 thaw ohargea apply only to the foliow- lag daaaea of advertisements :-Apart, ments, Situations (Vacant or Wanted), lb Let, Lost or Found, and Miscellaneous Wants. Properties for Sale or Wanted at double above rate. Remittances may be made by Postal Orders or half-penny stamps. If not prepaid extra will be charged. Advertisement and Publishing Offices, Cardiff Street, Aberdare. WANTED. A SMALL house in Aberaman on rent.—Apply, L.O., "Leader" Office. UNFURNISHED rooms, or part of U house. Married couple; no children. Aberaman.—Apply, Hopkin, Picton, Aberaman. HAULIER—Apply, R. J. Tucker and Son, G.W.R. Coal Wharf, Aberdare. WANTED (October) Furnished Apartments — one sitting and bed-room. Usual conveniences.—Ap- ply, Box 22, "Leader Office. STRONG Girl, about 15, for morn- ings.—Apply, Y.Z., "Leader" Office. 4 COOK-GENERAL.—Apply, Mrs. j xV Hughes, The Hollies, Bryn- hyfryd, Aberdare. INTELLIGENT young man.—Apply, J. Court Room, Aberdare. HOUSE in Aberdare. Respectable locality. Half guinea reward paid if reply leads to tenancy.—Apply, 173 "Leader" Office. SITUATIONS VACANT. GOOD home offered to respectable girl about 16. — Apply, 34, "Leader" Office. YOUNG woman, 20 to 25, to do housework and assist in bar. — Apply, Red Lion, Aberdare. BRITISH and Argentine Meat Co. (late River Plate), require a smart youth at once.-16 Victoria Sq., Aberdare. PROPERTIES FOR SALE. A HIGH-CLASS Detached Residence in Abernant Road. — A.C., "Leader" Office, Aberdare. FOR SALE. TTSE Wood Blocks for Cheerful Fires. U Is. 6d. per bag or 12s. per half j ton. Chips for lighting fires, 6d. per j bag. McLaren's half-penny bundles sold in shops throughout the Aberdare VaUey.-MeLaren Is FiWood Factory, Trecynon, Aberdare. SIX Roomed House. One of the best built houses in Aberdare. Electric light throughout. Good sized conservatory and large outhouse, which would make good workshop, j Permission to view. Apply, E.W., "Leader" Office. j TWO very strong litters of pigs, 9 weeks old. Apply, Richard Jones, 2 Greenfield Terrace, Cwmbach. j 6 SHORT Horn Cows and Calves. — j Whiting, Tirmawr. Aberdare. ONE Share in the Windsor Building Club, Cwmdare,—Apply, Share, "Leader" Office. MISCELLANEOUS. MADAME ZIPPIA (Taylpr), Certifi- cated Palmist, gives best advice daily, 11-10. Fee, Is. orly.-61 Dean Street, Aberdare. Short stay. Note: Tenth visit since 1900. ] PEDIGREE Large Black Boar for service.—James Williams, Tan- j yard Place, Aberaman. j SUFFERERS from Corns and In- rrrowing nails should call on D. James, 63 Ynyslwyd Street, Aberdare. f His Porous Plaster never fails. NOTICE. TOM J. LEWIS (late of Berry's, Trecynon, and of Aberowmboi) begs to inform the Publio of Aberdare and District that he is OPENING a. HAIRDRESSING BUSINESS On MONDAY. Oct. 5th. at the Central Hairdressing Saloon near Black Lion Hotel. The Place for a good Hair-cut I a Clean Sh ivi The Typewriting Bureau. FOR ARTISTIC TYPEWRITING AND COPYING OF EVERY DESCRIPTION Miss M. GILBERT, 23 CANON STREET, ABERDARE. LESSONS GIVEN. TERMS MODERATE. Madame SHEELAH Irish Palmist and Facial Character Reader. Begs to inform her numerous friends and patrons that she can be consulted daily from 10 30 till 1 o'clock and from 3 until 8 o'clock at 8 Glanoynon Terracef Aberaman. (Opposite Aberaman Station). y TO LET. STABLE and Coachhouse. Enquire at Brighton Emporium, Aber- aman. i^A BELMONT Terrace, Aberaman. LI Immediate possession can be arranged.—Apply, Red Lion, Aberdare. YARD at Rear of Vulcan Inn, Aber- S. H. Shaw, Town Brewery. COMBEMARTIN COMMON.—House > standing in 5 acres of land. Mag- nificent landscape and sea view. Also detached house, 10 rooms; bath, stables, ooach-house, etc., in Combemartin. Apply, Roberts, Elm Grove, Aberdare. HOLIDAY APARTMENTS. LLANGAMMARCH Wells. Home- ly apartments. Public or Pri- vate Rooms. H. & c. baths. Near Wells. Bracing air. Moderate.—Mrs. Joseph, Penygraig. MUSICAL. MISS CLAUDIA THORNEY, L.R.A.M., is prepared to accept a limited number of Pupils for Voice Production. Address: 6 WHITCOMBE STREET, ABERDARE. MRS. PARRY MORGAN, Cert: R.A.M., Trinity College, and Musical International College, London, is prepared to take Pupils. Terms, 10s. 6d., or weekly. Recent successes 7 out of 7 entries for C.R.A.M. Pupils prepared for Exams., Eisteddfodau, etc.—Address, 14 Whitcombe Street j Aberdare. Pupils visited. Special suc- cess with Beginners. LOST. BETWEEN Calfaria Chapel, Aber- jD dare, and Gospel Hall Terrace, Monday night, pair of gold-rimmed spectacles in case. Finder rewarded )0 returning same to 8 Gospel Hall. WHITE Pom, one lop ear, bushy tail. Finder rewarded on re- turning to 24 College Street. FOUND. WATCH and Chain. 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BJRTNS, MAR-RIAGES- and DEATNS. BIRTH. ANDREWS.—On Friday, September 25th, 1914, Mrs. Peter Norman An- drews, 32 Jenkin Street, Abercwm- boi, of a daughter. She will be named Olive Lilian James Andrews. IN MEMORIAM. EVANS.—In loving memory of dear mother, who passed away on Sept. 28, 1913. As long as life and memory lasts i We will remember thee." From her loving son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Wm. Thomas, 18 Globe Row, Cwmaman. THOMAS.—In ever loving memory of our dear babe Trevor, the child of Mr and Mrs. W. J. Thomas, 6 Tany- coed Terrace, Abrcwmboi, who fell asleep September 29th, 1913. Sleep on, sweet babe, and take thy rest. God calls those first that he loves best. 1. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. HOWELLS.—The sons of the late Mrs. Ann Howells, 43 Bwllfa Road, Cwmdare, beg to thank those kind friends who sent letters to them in their recent sad bereavement-; also for the floral tributes sent. AMESBURY.—Mr Amesbury and fami- ly, of 31 Pendarren Street, Aberdare, wish to sincerely thank all those who sympathised with them in their re- cent sad bereavement; also for floral tributes sent.
i,4t }..bdø 1¡Uht With which is incorporated the Aberdare Times." Established 1861. Tel., 136. I CIRCULATING THROUGHOUT THE ABERDARE AND MOUNTAIN ASH DISTRICTS, YNYSYBWL, GLYN NEATH, AND MERTHYR & RHONDDA VALLEYS.
The War. "0 Lord! Choke the Kaiser." "O! Arglwydd, taga y Kaiser!" was the devout and earnest text of a sup- plication at a prayer meeting in a local Welsh Chapel this week. And all the people said "Amen "—loudly or other- wise.
Mistaken Identity. An Aberdare man was returning home through Dowlais all tattered and torn, his arm in a sling and his coat in shreds. The natives instantly jumped to the conclusion that he was a gallant wounded soldier returning from the battle of the Aisne, and w £ re preparing to give him a hearty welcome home until he explained that he got his wouihds in a cycle collision. Then the proposed demonstration was aban- doned.
SEVEN DAYS' BATTLE. Attack by Germans. Repulsed by Russians. Rome, Tuesday. A message from Petrograd states that a fierce battle has been raging since Sunday morning along the f front from Grodno to Drusyeniki. Four army corps were engaged on I both sides, and the Russians are constantly being reinforced from Vilma. The Russian troops have already repulsed the Germans at several points. The German troops coming from Angustovo endeavoured to cross the Niemen, but were repulsed at Drus- yeniki and Sopotzkin. They were evidently trying to cut off railway communication between Warsaw, Bieloztok. Drogno, and V ilna. Exch ange telegram.
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WAR LATEST. Von Kluck's Army's Flight Reported. Exchange Company's War Telegram. Paris, Tuesday (Midnight). It is stated here that the German right has been entirely broken, and is now being pursued by the Allies. All the automobiles in Northern France have been requisitioned for the purpose of the pursuit. Armoured motor-cars with machine guns are also being used to pursue the retreating enemy. The official communique issued at 3 o'clock demonstrates unmistakably that the Germans have been surrounded in the Somme department, the French front extending further east. It is officially stated that Peronne has been re-captured.
Abercwmboi and the War. MR. STANTON AND BRITAIN'S FO. A public meeting in support of the Prince of Wales Relief Fund and the call for recruits was held at Bethlehem Chapel on Wednesday, September 28. Councillor William Thomas, solicitor, Aberdare, presided. Among those present were: Mr. C. B. Stanton, miners' agent; Mr. Joseph Martin, D.C., Aber- aman; Mr. John Evans, D.C., Aber- cwmboi; Rev. J. Bowen Davies, Mr. H. T. Goldsworthy, District Council Ac- countant, Lieut. Lewis, Recruiting Officer.-A letter was read from Dr. Horgan regretting his inability to be present, and enclosing a cheque for Z5 5s.-The meeting was opened by singing "Marchog Iesu." Prayer was offered by the Rev. J. B. Davies. Councillor William Thomas explained the working of the local fund, which had already exceeded .£2,800, of which- < £ 2,000 had been forwarded to the Central Fund. They were paying out X120 a week in Aberdare. There were 40 dependents at Abercwmboi. The second speaker was Mr. Golds- worthy, who stated that there were from 300 to 400 dependents in Aberdare receiving a minimum of .£1 a week- 7s. 7d. for wife and Is. 2d. for each child, together with a little more from the local committee. Mr. C. B. Stanton said that although he was a Socialist he was still a British- er, and those that did not support Britain in her hour of need were her enemies and the friends of Germany. It was the duty of all and of every political colour, .whether Tory, Liberal, or Socialist, to be united in the present crisis. Mr. Stanton treated at some length and with vigour and eloquence on the causes of the present war, and also on the recruiting question. The Rev. J. Bowen Davies and Mr. John Evans also spoke.—Councillor J. Martin moved that a committee be formed at Aoorcwmbol to investigate the circumstances of .the dependents of those who had so nobly responded to the call to arms. Also that two mem- bers of the local committee should act on the Executive at Aberdare.—This was seconded by Councillor J. Evans, and carried unanimously.
Prince of Wales' Fund. ABERDARE SUBSCRIPTIONS. Total as per printed list 2790 6 5 The Workmen and Officials, C'wmaman Colliery, per Rev. E. J. Owen, treasurer, Cwm- aman—1st week, X43 ..158. 9d.; 2nd week, £46 15s. 9d. 90 11 6 Aberdare Constitutional Club, Prize Drawing and Street Collection, "Kaiser II." 25 0 0 Abernant Collieries, Employ- ees' Levy, per David Beddoe 13 12 0 Blaengwawr Colliery, Levy 2 weeks to 19th September 8 11 9 Dr. J. J. Horgan, Abercwmboi 5 5 0 Treasurer, Cwmaman Local Committee, Rev. E. J. Owen —Manager and Assistants. Co-op Stores, £1 6s. 6d.; Jas. Ray, the Institute, .£1 Is.; Staff, Parr Bros. and Co., 10s.; Staff, Jam Pot Stores, 2s. 2 19 6 Per Mr. David Jones, Hirwain —Lewis-Merthyr Patrol Boy Scouts, <£2 2s. 6d.; Mr. Prosser and Workmen, 6s.; Mr. J. H. Williams. 8d. 2 9 2 A.TI.D. Council Employees (Surveyor's Dept.), 2nd week 2 3 0 Mrs. M. A. Hopkin-Pugh, Abercwmboi 2 2 0 Messrs. Perrott Bros., Aber- cwmboi 2 2 0 Employees, Aberdare Yalley Brewery. 1 17 3 Employees, Electricity, Tram- ways. and Destructor Depts (4th weekly contribution) 116 Mr. find Mrs. H. Barraclouph 110 New Empire, Aberdare, Billi- kin Club f 14 61 Capt..T. Davies. Aberdare Fir* Brigade (2nd instalment) #16 6 "T. Bee," Aberdare • 3 • Total September 30th £ 2,956 10 1
Army Contracts for a Local Firm. We are informed that Messrs. Stewarts Clothiers Ltd. The King Tailors, have been successful in secur- ing the contract for the Khaki Clothing for Lord Durham's new battalion of Durham Light Infantry, and also for several Yorkshire Regiments. Owing to Workroom pressure some difficulty was experienced in the handling of large order for Army underwear, but this was successfully overcome by dis- tributing the making in the area of their Middlesbrough headquarters amongst the wives and women-depend- ents of those who are now serving with .the Colours.
War Funds. Total Sums Received by the Hon. Treasurer, Lloyds Bank, Mountain Ash, to 30th September, 1914. £ s. n. National Relief Fund, per Mr Griffith Evans, J.P. 1227 IS 9 Mountain Ash Bed Welsh Hospital, per Lord and Lady Aberdare 230 2 G Soldiers', Sailors' Fami- lies' Association, per Lady Aberdare 69 3 7 91,527 4 10
Abercwmboi Notes. BY "SYLVANUS.' An official report has reached Mrs. Tom Smith, of 29 John Street, from the War Office, disclosing the fact that Mr. Smith, her husband, who is with a Somerset Regiment at the front, is among the missing. We extend our sympathy to Mrs. Smith and to the re- latives in their anxiety and suspense. The renovated pavement in John Street has much improved the appear- ance of our main street. We are still in need of many more improvements. The Council have at last discovered that we still exist. On Sunday morning last the Rev. H. P. Jenkins, Saron, Aberaman, and the Rev. J. B. Davies, Bethlehem, ex- changed pulpits. Private David Williams, who gave such a vivid description in the "Leader" of his experiences at the battle of Mons, has returned to the front. He is so an- xious to again come in contact with the "cultured" Germans. We wish him every success. Rumours have been set about that Private Tom Davies, Park View, has been killed at the front. However, we are pleased to state that this is inaccur- ate, as on Monday morning his mother had a letter from him stating that he was O.K.
Wedding at Aberdare. A pretty wedding took place at the Catholic Church, Aberdare, on September 27th. The contracting parties were Mr. Michael Spellane. foreman of Messrs. Powell's Works, Trecynon, and Miss Margaret Con- don, of Graegue, Ireland. The Rev. Father Sutherland officiated. The bride looked charming in. a plum colour satin dress with hat to match. Her bridesmaid was Miss Gracie Dovey, and the best man was Mr Martin White. The wedding break- fast was partaken of at the King's Head Inn, Gadlys. The happy couple were the recipients of numer- ous presents, including one from Messrs. Powell's Works.
Tyntetown or Matthewstown ? The T.V.R. Co. have had Matthewstown and not Tynte- town printed on the new tickets which they issue to passengers bound 1 for the above place. Who decided ■ that point for them ? The village is ( more widely known as Tyntetown. ( pronounced as Tin Town. The road t leading up to the main streets is extremely rugged, and the Mountain Ash Council would do well to attend t to it. There are pigstves on the i ivayside, within 20 yards or so of t Ragot Street, and the Council might xlso have a word to say concerning ihose. The sooner the better.
Clywedion Dyffryn Dar. Fod y byd a'r Bettws yn cretu fod I y Snecs sy weti listo gystal sowdjwrs a welws y byd ariod, ac nac os dim ofan hyd yn nod tarw arni nhw, a 5a'i gyrn a cuwch a stacks y Gadlys, a'i ruad a'n wath na hwtar! II Fod prish y bacwn weti cwmps yto i 10c. y pownd mwn slishes mwn 2 un shop yn y pentra, ond fod y shopa eiill yn chargo o hyd Is. 2c., a phawb yn gofyn ble ma conshans y cyth- rauliaid Schermanaidd ? Duw hedpo ni os collwn ni y supply o'r l Irish Sea via Penderyn." nwdda. I Twm Restar Fawr, "achos ma'r naw ships yn y North, y Bowltic, a'r I A valantic." Eitha reit ed. Fel gwetws Rhys Tywyll: Lwk at home turst and Horinar aftar." Fod rhai o'r Aristocrins a rhyw gatach or subwrbaris yn ffond iawn o reido ar dop y cars drw'r pentra i ddangos i ffrills a'u ffrals, a os bydd het fawr gyta Lady Coesfain nee It shaen hoyr gyta Lord Penwain. rhaid, oh rhaid, wrth gwrs, reido ar y top, sa'r hen gownt sy arni nhw ( cuwch a mynydd y Graig, a'r gath ynp starfo yn y ty. I Fod turn-out y Dirwestwrs yn 'I dena iawn dydd Llun, a'r rhan fwya o hem nhw yn fynywod a phlant. t Wei, mae'n amsar sobor iawn, mae'n II wir; ond fe welliff rum hot anwd yn gynt na the a theishan. Fod sopyn yn achwyn ar y shopa. papyra sy'n acor ar y Sul i werthu y I latest war news, ond pwy brish dacon mawr yn ishta yn y set fawr bob Sul yn acor i shop i werthu loshin? Yn y South-West ma'r shop, a'r Spies wedi'i thaclu ar y Black List. Fod tacla bidir sha marca'r South yn eretu ta nhw sy'n diall pob mod- fadd o ddiwinyddath ellir i mesur o [ Lundan Fach i Ga Masydre, ond fe roiws Anti-Stablisher fflorad i t fwnshin o heni nhw yn v Red Shin- dries Hotel pwy noswath. Ond wara teg ed, heefson i gyd ar y di- wadd iechyd da i'r Halleys yn y I War. t Fod dadla mawr pun ag yw y Eooshuns yn ymladd yr ochr hyn gyta'r French a'r English, ac os yw j yr Indians wedi cyraedd, a'r Can- [ adians a'r Shirgars a'r Pembrokes } a'r Northmen, fel daw'r rhyfal i ben | cyn Yndolig, fel bydd prish yr ham a'r gwydda'n chepach, etc., etc. ond Duw dishefoni, ta ffordd bydd hi, ma llinella Ap Trowsis yn daia'n- wir o hyd :— Hen Gownt sy'n uchal ei ben o hyd, Fydd hwn ddim farw cyn diwadd y byd," er fod prish y cwrw ffresh heb gwni. Fod llawer yn clascu'n dda at y gweddwon a'r plant ddyoddefant achos y rhyfal, a llawar yn rhoi yn deidi ati nhw ed, ond faint ma'r gaffars, y dukes, y lords, y pregeth- wrs, y shiwrin agents, a'r plismen a'r packmen yn rhoi 1 heb son am yr editors, y barbwrs, a'r shopwrs. Wei, ma isha investigashun, achos mae llai o hen gownt yn dod miwn yn awr nac ariod i hoceti'r PACKMAN NEWYDD.
Ordination Service at Ynysybwl. On Thursday afternoon, the 24th inst., the ordination service of Mr. J. T. Jones, of Pontypridd, was held at the English Congregational Church, Ro- bert Street. The meeting was presided over by the Rev. Arthur Jones, B.A., pastor of the Tabernacle Welsh Congre- gational Church. Mr. Edwards, a student at the Brecon Memorial College, at which Mr. J. T. Jones had been a student, opened the meeting by prayer Mr. J. T. Davies, Glen View, secre- tary of the Church, gave the history of the call. Mr. Jones then gave a short record of his life, in the course of which he stated that he owed a great debt to his grandfather, his mother, and Mrs. Lewis, of Penuel, whose Bible Class he attended. The Rev. Morgan Jenkins, Abercynort. asked for confirmation of the call. The ordination prayer was offered by the Rev. J. Morris, of Cardiff. r sermon was delivered by the Rev. A IJ Owen, of Sardis, Pontypridd. Addresses were delivered by the Reve. Bodfan Anwyl, Pontypridd; J. Elias, Zion, English Baptist; William Gregory, Bethel Welsh C.M.; David Richards, Glyn Street, English C.M.; Mr. Lewis Lloyd. Sardis, Pontypridd, and tha Kev. John Davies, who was a fellow- student with Mr. Jones. The members of Sardis Welsh Congre- Rational Church, Pontypridd, presented Mr. Jones with a number of books. In the evening a sermon was delivered ay the Rev. J. Williamson, of Cardiff, itid the Rev. T. Lewis. Principal of the Rrecon Memorial College, gave an ad- iress on Congregational Church Prin- nples. Mr. Tom .Tones presided at the >rgan throughout the day. After the afternoon meeting tea was riven to the visitors in the Church Vestry. Those who presided at the ables were:—Mrs. Richards, Mrs. Wil- lams Awelfan; Mrs. Tom Center, he Masses Willing, Miss Eunice Rich- wI", Mrs. Monks, Mrs. Dnmrner. Mrs. Brown. Messrs. J. H. Williams and oe Price also assisted in the arrange- lents. J
Mountain Ash Men at the Front. Several of the Mountain Ash men who are now in France with the Ex- peditionary Force have written home to their friends. All of them are in good health and good spirits. Driver A. S. Moore, Army Service Corps., No. 530, Section 2 Advance Remount Department., British Expe- ditionary Force, writes to his mother saying that he is all right, and that the only thing he misses is a Woodbine, as the French fags are too strong. He has visited some interesting places in France, and the people there are very good to all English soldiers. Mike Cleary, Luther Lewis, and William J. Lewis write from No. 9 General Hospital British Expeditionary Force. The letter is dated 14th Sept. They say, We are as fit as a fiddle- all three of us, enjoying the fresh air, with plenty to eat and drink, and hav- ing plenty of money to spend. Isaac Lewis is at least 200 miles from us. He was sent to another hospital, but he is all right. We would be very grateful if you could send some English papers here." Luther is credited with saying that the girls out there are very pretty, and will outclass even the Mountain Ash damsels. A further letter from Private Luther Lewis from the same place, and dated Sept. 17th, states:—" Dear friends and comrades,—Just a few lines to inform you that Mike and Will have gone. We are a few miles from each other. I have heard that there are 100 more men coming. I hope that it is right, and that all our boys are coming. 1 am enjoying myself grand, and the other two were the same while they were herb. All three of us have had an experience of life, and we are glad that we came out here. Sorry to hear that Lakeman and Mog have been moved, as Mike has sent a letter to them. I am now helping a nurse in a tent hospital. I hope to see you all out here. Remember me to all the boys and tell them to come as soon as they can. It is a treat here. Tell them not to be down-hearted. Let my mother, know that I am all right."
Prince of Wales' Fund. The Chairman of the Mountain Ash Urban District Council (Mr Griffith Evans, J.P.), gratefully acknowledges the receipt of the following subscrip- tions for the Prince of Wales's Nation- al Relief Fund :—Total already acknow- ledged, jC905 3s. 10d.; Ynysybwl Ward collections, £ 39 5s. 3d.; Jacob Fine, 10s. 6d.; Collected by Boy Scouts at Palace, Mountain Ash, 18s. lid.; Pen- rhiweeiber Collections, £ 27; Nixon's Company Officials, £ 23 Is. 3d.; Cwm- bach "Co-op. Society Assistants, Moun- tain Ash and Miskin Branch, £ 1 10s.; Mountain Ash Council Workmen, £ 2 9s.; St. Teilo's Church Club, £ 2 2s.; Ffrwd Baptist Chapel Collection. n 5s.; Mountain Ash Constitutional Jiub, k2; M. A. Evans, 13s. Total, B1,007 18s. 9d.
The pond in the Aberdare Public 3ark wants cleaning out badly. Has hat process also been postponed till he war is over ?
Lloyds Bank's Staff and the War. We understand that nearly 950 members of the staff of Lloyds Bank, i.e., more than 21 per cent, of the whole, have, with the full approval of the Directors, undertaken to serve with His Majesty's forces, and that their positions are being kept open for them until the end of the war without loss of seniority. Some temporary help has been secured by the Bank, but. notwithstanding this, the remainder of. the staff have of necessity been caused a considerable amount of extra work, which is being very willingly rendered.
Cwmdare Sensation. FOUND DEAD IN BED. An inquest was held at the Castle ^nn oni Monday morning, before Mr. t Rhys, coroner, touching the death of Griffith Williams, unmar- ried, aged 64 years, lately residing at 4 Gobaith Terrace. Hannah Davies gave evidence of identification, and said that deceased had lodged with her 15 years. Rachel Jane Davies said she went to call deceased at 5 o'clock on Sup- day evening, and receiving no answer shook him and found him dead. She called her mother, who sent for the doctor. Dr. Neilson said the man bad been dead from 12 to 14 hours at least. He attributed death to natural causes. The jury brought in a verdict in accordance with the medical evi- dence. Mr Watkins, butcher, was foreman of the jury, and P.C. Bendall acted as coroner's officer. On Wednesday afternoon the in- terment took place at the Aberdare Cemetery. The mourners were:- Mrs. Palmer, niece, and Mr Palmer, Miss Lizzie Ann Waters, niece; Mrs Hannah Davies and Miss Rachel Jane Davies. The Rev. Richard Jones, Vicar of St. Fagan's, offici- ated. Two wreaths were sent, one by Miss Waters and the other bv deceased's Sunday School Class at St. Luke's Church. The deceased. who hailed from Llanddowror, was familiarly known as "Old Griffie." He was a Churchman. He was em- ployed at Bwllfa No. 2 Pit as a laboiuex*. Revs. W. A. Jones, Nebo, and James Jones. Elim, were also present at the funeral.
I I Obituary. ¡ 'Berdar Bach. I Mr. Jonathan Jones, Pontycym- ner, passed away on Saturday last. He frequently contributed to Y Darian" under the pen-name of 'Berdar Bach." He was the son )f the late Rev. Daniel Jones, Bap- tist minister at Llwydcoed. Aber- I dare and district had always a warm I corner in his affections, and he had a host of interesting reminiscences bearing on the locality where he I spent his early life. Aberdare's t pcets, preachers, and musicians were his heroes. Only a few days ago he paid a visit to the scene of nis old associations.