See our Special Show this week of CHOICE MOURNING HATS & COSTUMES also Smart Tailor Made Costumes and Ready to Wear Hats at Reasonable Prices ———————- in all the Newest Styles. ——————— Specialists in # JFle JCL# W AJLXI Millinery & Costumes LONDON WAREHOUSE, ABERDARE. ABERDARE AND DISTRICT i Master Bakers' & Millers' Association. The Members of the above Association regret that owing to the enormous increase in the cost of Flour the price of, Bread is advanced to ad. per 41b. lUosrfi F. W. CAUNT, PRESIDENT, I J. D. JAMES, SECRETARY. (Price will be lowered as soon as the Flour Market will allow) Prepaid Small Advarti ents. j Later ted at the following apecitJly low rates:— One week. 8 wka. 6 wks- a. d. a. d. d. lfl words 0 6 1 0 1 6 94 0 9 1 6 2 8 ■S 1 0 2 0 8 0 Jo 1 3 2 6 8 9 4 1 6 3 0 4 s Theae charges apply only to the follow- ing classes of advertisements:—Apartr Hants, Situations (Vacant or Wanted), To Let, Lost or Found, and Miscellaneous Wants. Properties for Sale or Wanted at double above rate. Remittances may be m&de by Postal Orders or half-penny stamps. If not prepaid extra will be charged. Advertisement and Publishing Offices, Cardiff Street, Aberdare. All replies to be called for at the Office. Advertisers who desire to have replies sent to them should forward stamps. WANTED. SHARP Lad, about 15.—Burkle and Co., Whitcombe Street. A GOOD General, age about 22. No washing.—Apply, Mrs. Heppell, Penybryn, Cwmaman, Aberdare. COLLECTOR Canvassers. — Ladies wanted; 20s. per week and com- mission; permanent.—G. Liversidge, Desk 82, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield. STRONG General. Good references. Comfortable home.—Apply, Mrs. Pugh, Garfield, Elm Grove. AT once, strong general servant, 20 to 24.—Apply, Mrs. Powell, Gad- lys Road Post Office, Aberdare. lys Road Post Office, Aberdare. Wanted GOOD General.—Apply, Carpenters' Arms, Trecvnon. GIRL to assist in office. Must be good scholar. — Apply, Cattells Ltd., High Street, Aberdare. TWO large, clean furnished rooms, for man, wife and child. Pleas- antly situated. Near Park preferred. —Apply, Park, "Leader" Office. IMMEDIATELY, willing active girl, I about 17 years of age, as general. Permanent place for a suitable person. —Apply, H19, "Leader" Offioe, Aber- dare. SMART Lad, 15 or 16 years of age.— Apply, Morris Jacobs and Sons, 14 Cardiff Street, Aberdare. A GOOD General Servant, able to cook.—Apply evening 7 to 8, Miss Watkins, 24 Windsor Villa, Tre- cynon. FURNISHED Apartments by mar- JT ried couple.—Apply by letter, L.3., "Leader" Office. RESPECTABLE young man seeks lodgings (bedroom, full board) in Mountain Ash (central).—Address, Z, "Leader" Office. GROCERY.—Young man, 16—18, to deliver and assist at counter.— Thomas, 82 High Street, Mountain Ash. STRONG General, to assist in bar.— Apply, Mount Pleasant Hotel, Trecynon. TO LET. A LOCK-UP SHOP in Duke Street, Aberdare.—Apply, Dando, Duke Street. A GOOD Stable at the back of 82 Gadlvs Road. Can be let im- mediately.—Apply above address. HOUSE and Shop to Let. Centrally situated. Near Park. Immed- iate possession. Building quite new. Suit any business. Apply, M.E., "Leader" Office. LOCK-UP Shop, Stores and Stable, Wind Street, corner of Nith St., or to be sold with house attached.—Ap- ply, 19 Upper Regent Street. TWO unfurnished rooms. Suit clean, respectable married couple. No children. Bath.-Apply, 48, "Leader" Office. TO Let, with immediate possession, in Tanybryn Street, Aberdare, a seven roomed house, including large kitchen and scullery.. Bath (hot and cold). Garden with back entrance. Apply, T. D. Williams, 10 Canon Street, Aberdare. LODGINGS clean, no children. Suit t J steady man or friends, not underground.—10 Mary Street, Aber- dare. LOCK-UP Shop and Bakehouse. Convenient- Can let separate- ly.—Apply, John, Merthyr Road, Hir- wain. STABLE and Coachhouse in Dover Street, Mountain Ash.—Apply, Thomas, 82 High Street, Mountain Ash. ) ROOMS as Offices. Suit Solicitor, Insurance Company or Archi- tect, etc.—Apply, 2 Cardiff Street, Aberdare. MERTHYR TYDFIL UNION. II DISTRICT NURSE WANTED. THE GUARDIANS OF THE POOR of the above Union invite appli- cations for the appointment of a Trained Nurse for the Gelligaer District of the Union. Candidates must be between the ages of 25 and 40 years of age, Welsh speak- ing desirable. They must have had a course of Training for at least one ye&r I in the Medical and Surgical Wards of a Hospital or Infirmary, being a Training School for Nurses and maintaining a Resident Physician or House Surgeon, and will be required to carry out the duties of the office as directed by the Orders of the Local Government Board. Salary, 275 per annum (less deduc- tions under the Superannuation and National Health Insurance Acts), rising by annual increments of R5 to R90 per annum. The person appointed must reside at Bargoed. Applications, with certificates or di- plomas, and copies of three testimonials, must reach me by Friday, the 26th day of February, 1915, and must be made upon Forms which may be obtained upon personal application at my Office or by Post, in the latter case enclosing a stamped addressed toolscap envelope. By Order, FRANK T. JAMES, Clerk to the Guardians. 134 High Street, Merthyr Tydfil. -=:=-=_==_=_:=:=::=: I FOR SALE. PATRIOTIC Badges Flags, Union Jacks, Belgian, French Allies in Silk, etc. Sample 12 for 8d. 3 dozen assorted 2s.—W. H. Jackson and Co., Grimsby. CHICKENS, Crosses. 7s. dozen.— E. Davies, 13 Trevor Street, Aberdare. A GIG, equal to new, or exchange for pony.—Morgan, Butcher, Aber- aman. WOODEN Shed and Brougham in Field back of Drill Hall. — Her- bert, 24 Abernant Road, Aberdare. VfOTOtt HEARSE.—Latest design, if 1 low price, easy terms. Also light Glass Hearses and Funeral Cars. Photos free. Write for particulars.— Vlarttons, 24 Bradford St., Birming- bam. PROPERTIES FOR SALE. EIGHT Room Semi-detached Villa in JLJ Llanwonno Road, Mountain Ash, with all conveniences, including bath- room and w.c. on bedroom floor, hot and cold water, etc.—Apply to T. W. Millar, Architect, Oxford Street, Moun- tain Ash. TO BE SOLD.—Convenient dwelling- house in good condition—No. 33 Woodland Street, Mountain Ash. Few minutes' walk from stations.. Over 54 years' lease.-Appiv, with offers, to \V Leader Office, Aberdare. TWO Houses in Cobden Street, Aber- aman.—Apply to W. T. Howell, Solicitor, Aberaman. A GOOD House for Sale. — Apply, F.S., "Leader" Office. A HOUSE in Belmont Terrace, Aber- aman.—Apply W. T. Howell, Solicitor. HOUSE WANTED. FOUR Bedrooms, Bathroom, etc. — Reply with particulars—Mr T. Howell, 19 Connaught Road, Cardiff. FOR SALE OR TO LET. PREMISES, opposite Cwmaman J. Cinema. Best position. Will erect front to suit tenant.-Apply, J. K. Lewis, Grocer, Cwmaman. r—— MISCELLANEOUS. LIONEL TAYLOR, F.B., I.M.S., Scientific Hand Reader. Sound Advice. Full reading. Fee, Is. Satis- faction guaranteed. 24 Whitcombe i Street, opposite Queen's Hotel. WALLPAPERS from 1!d. per roll. VV Any quantity, large or small, supplied at Wholesale Prices. Our stock exceeds 250,000 rolls of all classes. Write for patterns stating what class you re- quire.—(Dept. 147) Barnett Wallpaper Co Ltd., Knott Mill, Manchester. SUFFERERS from Corns and In- S growing Nails should call on D. James, 68 Ynyslwyd Street, Aberdare His Porous Plaster never fails. FOR SERVICE. PEDIGREE Large Black Boar for service.—James Williams, Tan- yard Place, Aberaman. AVE you anything to sell, or do tjL you want to buy an article lIecond-hand P Try an advertisement in Aid column. 16 words for 6d. dp Full Stock of nil makes in SAFETY RAZORS. GILLETTE 21/- CLEMAK & EVERREADY 5h Leather Wallet Case, 2 Blades 2/6 GILLETTE BLADES 2/- CLEMAK do. 2/6 per packet SWIFT English make BLADES, 2/6, 3/6 per dozen. ALL POST FREE per return. M. A. DAVIES, Cutler, etc., MOUNTAIN ASH. PHOTOGRAPHS For plaaning Ph ———— (;a)t at ———— THE vie. ORIA STUDIOS, Victoria Square S" JT11 r. ON I, I AIJUHE.") Cigarette Photo" li-, per doz. Post Card Photos 2/- per dez Enlargements from 3/6 eaoh Hours of business 9 30 m. to 9 30 p ra. (Tlou Pd.ye included). Sundays, 3 p.m. to 9 30 p m Wet on dull waathen no object. All Work completed na the premises. M A. WLLKlNdON, Proprietor. CYMRODORION ABERD AR. UNDER CYMOEiTHASAU CYMREIG Dwyreinbarth Morganwg a Mfnwy CYNHELIR CYFARFOD yr Adran yn YSGOL Y GADLYS, SADWRN, Chwefror 13, 1915, am 2 30 yn y Prynhawn. Llywydd y Cyfarfod, Dr. J MORGAN REES, Pontypridd, a bydd y Cy"gborwr GEO. POWFLL, llywyddy Gymdeithas leol, yn croesawu'r cynrychiolwyr a'r ymwelwyr. Am 5 30 bydd TE ar y byrddau, a cheir cân, ymgom ac araith. Gwahoddir pawb yn gynnes. PRIS Y TE, 6 CHEINIOG YR UN. "BRETHYN CARTAE" DRAMA GYMRAEG mewn Pedair Act Gan y Parch. J. BOWEN DAVIES, Aberowmboi, Aberdar. I'w chael gan yr Awdwr, Pris SWLLT. D. TYSSUL DAVIES, Builder, Contractor & Undertaker Estimates given for Bricked Graves. Personal attention to Funerals. Offices: MOUNT PLEASANT, TRECYNON, Aberdare. NEW TOWN HALL, Pontypridd The 41h. n1 EISTEDDFOD I Under the auspices of the South Wales Branch of the Glub & Institute Union Ltd., will be held on SATURDAY, APRIL 24th, 1915. OPEN MIXED CHOIR COMPETITION Y GWANWYN (Gwilym Gwent). Also open Instrumental and Vocal Solos and Recitations. For farther particulars see programmes post free lid. each, frooi the Secretary. 2 & 3 TAFF STREET, PONTYPKIDD, OF EVERY DESCRIPTION i neatly and promptly ixioutMl at the "LMtfar" and "Tarian" OtttM. THANKS. I DA VIES.-Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Cross Inn, Trecynon, desire to thank the members of the Chamber of Trade for the box of chocolate sent to their son, Henry Davies, serving on H.M.S. Bellerophon, and other friends also who sent him gifts at Xmas. TEACHING OF FRENCH. MONS TROADEC, formerly of Brussels, intends forming a French Class at Mountain Ash, or would give lessons separately. Good French Accent.-All information from Mrs. Da vies-Jones, Bryn Cerdin, Moun- tain Ash. Don't Fall to Consult Madame SHEILA, Expert Palmlat and —— Facial CHaraoter Reader 7 GLANCYNO* TERRACE, ABEKAMAN (Opposite T.V.R. Btation). Consultations Daily. Morning, 10 SO till 12.80 Afternoon, 3 till 9 o'clock NOTICE. MADAME DESMOND, the weii- known Swansea Palmist and Clairvoyant, is still carrying on her business at Aberdare, and will until further notice. Consultations daily at 6 Pembroke Street. Fee, Is. only. Hours, 11—9. The Typewriting Bureau. FOR ARTISTIC TYPEWRITING AND COPYING OF EVERY DESCRIPTION Miss M. GILBERT, 23 CANON STREET, ABERDARE. LESSONS GIVEN. TERMS MODERATE. "THE OLD FIRM"—Established 1883. CASE BROS.. ARTISTS IN FLOWERS, 33 QUEEN STREET, CARDIFF. Tel., 623. Telegrams, Case Bros., Cardiff. Wedding Bouquets and Sprays, Wreaths and Crosses. 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B ""NS. MHRtACES and DEATHS. tJIHTH. EVANS.—Feb. 3rd, at 10 Monk Street, to Mr and Mrs Lewis Evans, a daugh- ter. MARRIAGE. WILLIAMS—BERRYMAN. On the 4th inst., at the Moriah English Bap- tist Church, Abercynon, by the Rev. D. Griffiths Millar, pastor, Benjamin Williams, son of Mrs. L. Williams, Tonyrofail, to Katy Berryman, eld- est daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Berryman, Greenfield Street, Aber- cynon. DEATH. LLOYD.—At Hospital at Havre, on February 1, from pneumonia, Private Evan David Lloyd, of the Veterin- ary Army Corps, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lloyd, Grocer, Aberdare. IN MEMORIAM. GENTLE.—In loving memory of John Gentle, Pembroke Street, Aberdare, who died Feb. 11, 1911. "In life beloved, in death sadly missed." DA VIES.In loving memory of our dear parents, Margaret and William Davies, 40 John Street, Abercwmboi, who died February 8th, 1912, and Ocober 26th, 1907, respectively. We mourn for you, dear parents, No matter how we call There is nothing left to answer But your photos on the wall. —Fram Mary Hannah, Maggie and Rachel Ann. WHITTY.In affectionate memory of Amelia Agnes (Millie), the beloved child of Mr and Mrs Whitty, 25 Wordsworth Street, Cwmaman, who died Feb. 12th, 1907. A day of remembrance sad to recall, But still in our hearts she is loved by us all. —From Father, Mother, Brothers and Sisters. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. WILLIAMS.—The family of the late Mr. D. Williams, checkweigher, Ed- ward Street, Trecynon, beg to sin-, cerely thaflk all those kind friends who sent letters of sympathy to them in their recent sad bereavement. POWELL.—Mrs. Powell and family, 17 Broncynon Terrace, Cwmdare, desire to thank all kind friends who sent messages to them in their recent sad 1 bereavement, and also for floral tri- f butes received. J
'I THE CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS CO. offer to Lend a Set of Lantern Slides. together with a book of notes, dealing with so-ne of the most beautiful pa its of North and Mid-Wales, to anyone desirous of giving a Lantern Lecturt on Wales. The Company also have Cin- ematograph Films: (1) A Trip to Car- digan Bay (length about 500 feet), and (2) A Glimpse of the Upper Wye Val- ley, including the Birmingham Corpor ation Waterworks (length about 400 feet), which they lend out free of charge to the proprietors of Cinema Halls, and other places of entertain- r,nt, who are prepared to exhibit them. For full particulars apply to Mr. Herbert Williams, Superintendent of the Line, Cambrian Railways, Os- westry. ,1'0 prevent disappointment "rly application should be made, and, in the case of Slides, it should be stated whether a coloured or olack and Wh14 ü set is preferred.
The War. Promotions for Aberdare Soldiers. We learn that Private Ernest Hugh Bagshaw,, of Aberdare, who joined the 1st Rhondda Battalion a few months ago, has been promoted to the rank of Corporal, and Ernest Dew, of the same Battalion, has been raised to the rank of Quarter Master Sergeant. Con- gratulations to both men.
Recruiting Meeting at Aberdare. A recruiting meeting was held in the Market Hall, Aberdare, on Tuesday evening. At 4.30 p.m. the Band of the 3rd Welsh Regular Army arrived in town from Cardiff, and paraded the streets, headed by a Welsh goat which had seen service in the South African War. Following the Band were a strong posse of police, Boy Scouts and others. The Market Hall was crowded, and the proceedings were presided over by Councillor W. Thomas, who was sup- ported on the platform by the speakers of the evening, also Rev. J. A. Lewis, B.A. (Vicar of Aberdare), Mr. C. B. Stanton, Mr and Mrs George Hann, Col. G. B. Williams, and others. There was a very large attendance. After a selection by the Band the Chair- man referred to what this valley had al- ready done in contributing men and money towards the War. The number of recruits from Aberdare and district was 1,305; Mountain Ash, 1,261; and from Penrhiwceiber and Abercynon, out of 2,000 workmen, 800 had joined. (Ap- plause.) In money Aberdare residents had contributed nearly R6,000 to var- ious funds connected with the war. Col. Marwood Elton, in command of the 3rd Welsh, then addressed the meeting, followed by Mr. A. C. Fox Davies, Mr. Artemus Jones, Sir C. Kin- loch Cooke, M.P. Mr. Will Crooks, M.P., delivered a rousing speech, full of pathos and humour. Some people, he said, who were not yet 'certified-(I, ughter)- thought they would be just as well under the Kaiser as under George V. He would show that that was a fallacy. There were four million Socialists and trade unionists in Germany, but only one man dared to oppose the war when it broke out. We enjoyed liberty in this country, and why did we hold it so cheaply? Because we had never fought for it. Our grandfathers had fought for what we now enjoyed, and we must fight to hold it, and so be able to hand it down to future generations. Tremendous cheering broke out when Mr. Crooks resumed his seat, and he shouted: Don't cheer, but enlist." The Band then struck God Save the King," and the meeting terminated. An opportunity was afforded at the close for persons to enlist, but only 12 gave their names in.
Cwmbach Man Killed. On Wednesday the relatives of Pte. Tom Caslin, of Crown Row, Cwmbach, were notified by the War Office that their son was killed during the recent battle of La Bassee. Private Caslin was a member of the 2nd Welsh Regt., and had been out at the Front since August. He came through several en- gagements safely, but was shot through the head at La Bassee. Tommy former- ly resided at Maesydre, Aberdare, and was a prominent footballer. He was a member of the National Schools A.F.C., and played for several other clubs. His death will be greatly regretted by a large circle of friends both at Aberdare and Cwmbach.
Wedding Bells. On Wednesday last a pretty wedding was solemnised at St. Margaret's Church, Aberaman, when the contracting parties were Miss Nellie Griffiths, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Griffiths, 2 Wayne Cottages, Aberaman, and Mr. David J. Bradley, the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Bradley. of 4 Trevor Street, Aberdare, and for- merly of the Red Lion Hotel. The cere- mony was performed by the Rev. Joseph Morgan, B.A., Vicar of Aberaman. The bride looked lovely in a dress of cream- ribbed silk overlaid with a tunic of figured ninon, trimmed with frilling and gymp and a veil. The bridesmaids were Miss Mary Griffiths, sister of the bride, and Miss Doris Williams, Aber- dare, cousin, who wore pretty dresses of cream poplin trimmed with satin and lace. They also wore gold necklets, the gifts of the bridegroom. The bride was given away by her father, whilst Trooper Tom Bradley, of the Pembroke- shire Yeomanry, and brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man. A sumptuous repast was held at the home of the bride's parents, when the follow- ing were present:—Parents of bride; parents of bridegroom; Miss Kate Bradley, sister; Mr. Tom Malpas, Aber- aman; Mr. Will Griffiths, brother of the bride; Trooper Tom Bradlev, Mrs. Davies, Blaengarw, aunt of bridegroom, and Master Holford Davies; Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Woodliffe, Miss Ellicott, Pontycymme Mrs. Woodliffe, Mrs. l^rnoflf Williutna a h"<> onnf of bride; Miss E. Williams, Seymour Street; Mrs. Philpin, Mrs. Probert, Miss Maggie James, Miss Lilian Rees, Mr. Richard Edwards, Treharris; Mr. David J. Davies, Aberdare; Mr. W. Morgan, Mr. Dick Edwards, Aberaman; Mrs. M. Berrett, Abercynon; Miss Mary Price, Regent Street, and Master Ben Woodliffe. Many messages of congratula- tion were received by the wedded pair. Songs were given by Trooper T. Bradley, and a recitation by Mr. David J. Davies. In the evening the happy couple left for London for the honeymoon. The bride's travelling costume was of navy blue serge and a military hat.
A ne'er-do-well son has recently been able to supply his widowed mother with unaccustomed pocket money, and the neighbours have seen the cottage transformed into quite a smart little place. Inquiries about these sudden signs of wealth. were made by a visitor. "Yes, sir," replied the old lady, "my Ron's in work now. Makes good money, 'e does, too. All 'o has to do is to go twice to the circus every day and put 'is hand in the lion's mouth. The rest of the time 'e 'as to 'isself."
'Almighty on a Small Scale." LOCAL MINISTER AND THE rAISER. MUSICAL SERVICE AT BETHEL. The monthly service of song was held it Bethel Welsh Congregational Church, Frecynon, on Sunday evening. The ar- istes were: Madam Beatrice Rees, Tre- :ynon (soprano); Miss Evans, Tre- :ynon (contralto); Mr. S. J. Barber, rrecynon (tenor), and Mr. Lewis J. Davies, Aberdare (baritone). The first named sang very- sweetly he solo, "Beautiful prayer." Mr. Lewis r. Davies followed with a dignified ren- iering of Arm, arm ye brave." Mr. 3am Barber made a marked impression )n the congregation by a masterly ren- lering of "Sailor's Grave." To conclude Mrs. Beatrice Reee and Miss Evans sang i duet, "Fy Ngwaredwr" (Alexander). Mr. Dan Edwards, Abernant, accom- panied the singers, while Mr. W. H. Jones, the church organist, presided at the organ during the singing of the hymns. In the course of the service the pastor, the Rev. E. J. Gruffydd, de- livered a brief but striking discourse on the words 2 Kings 5. 27, "The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever." At the outset the preacher explained how Elisha cured Naaman of leprosy, and refused to accept any payment therefor. Gehazi, Elisha's servant, played false and followed Naaman and made a re- quest in the name of Elisha for payment, which was readily made. Elisha dis- covered this deed and pronounced the sentence contained in the text, which meant that Gehazi could not enjoy the wealth of Naaman without sharing his leprosy. The truth he (the speaker) wished to gress home was the danger Great Britain was in. This war had brought us into contact with a leprous country in a moral sense. This was the first war that had the voice of the people behind it. There were certain classes of people in favour of this war because it opened out a new field of speculation for them; another class strongly in favour because German competition in trade was crippled. Others advocated war because they were interested in ammunition factories and stood to make huge profits. But it was time to strike a note of warning. We could not have Germany's trade and wealth without sharing in her leprosy as well. The three things that had produced Germany's leprous state were pride, militarism, and a longing for oversea possessions. "Like father like son," and like king like country. The German emperor was a big boaster, and believed himself to be a kind of Almighty on a small scale. Jealousy was at the root of Germany's policy. Bismarck had said that Germany and England would never fight because the elephant and the whale could never meet. The elephant was the German Army, and the whale the British Fleet. However, the Kaiser took it into his head to try and create a bigger whale than ours. God forbid that after this war was over we should adopt the pride, the militarv spirit and the ambition of Germany. We did not want their money or their possessions; if we stole these we should have to put up with Germany's leprosy as well.
Mountain Ash Jottings. BY LUCIFER. I There is a large number of people who still harbours the false idea that when sending a letter by post a half- penny stamp will suffice provided the envelope is not sealed. Other people have to pay many a penny as the price of that common error. Be it known to all and sundry that anything in the nature of a letter starting with "Dear Sir," or even plain "Sir," and ending with the signature of the sender, must have a penny stamp, if it be not a post- card. Speaking about postcards it is truly surprising that to-day, after years of usage, intelligent tradesmen place the words Date as postmark on their printed postcards. This applies to a large number of .firms. Surely tho most inexperienced of tradesmen have seen by now that in at least 50 per cent. of cases it is impossible to decipher the postmark, date or anything else. If the date is important every person send- ing a postcard should write it or type it. If not, then it may be left between the recipient and the postmarker. In the report which Police Superin- tendent Rees submitted to the Licens- ing Justices at Aberdare last Wednes- day, Mountain Ash does not find a place at all. Of course we do not com- plain of this. Rather is it a compli- ment to our district, for what do we find? (1) There is no congestion of public houses in this area; (2) no licensed house was ordered to be closed last year; (3) not one recommended to be closed this year; (4) not a single pro- secution of a licensee last year. What a fine record for Mountain Ash Urban District, which extends from Bruce Arms, Mountain Ash, to the Old Bwl Inn in Ynysybwl. Last year St. David's Day fell on a Sunday, and in the previous year on a Saturday. This year it comes on a Monday, so the teachers and scholars are expecting something. And they are going to get it. The Mountain Ash Education Committee have declared a half-holiday for the afternoon, and a I lesson on St. David in the morning. In Aberdare. the previous Friday (Feb. 26) is the date on which the schools will celebrate the Welsh Patron Saint. Mr T. Botting, the far-seeing Director of Education, thinks that if Monday after- nbon be declared a holiday the attend- ance for the whole week will be adverse- ly affected. x I That was the complaint, was it noti concerning Mabon's Day. When miners took the first Monday in P month as a holiday a large proporti0, also took Tuesday and Wednesday, some the whole week. But in th^ case the cause of the continued abseOc. was John Barleycorn. This does nO apply to schoolchildren, and Mr Bottle did not explain why a half-holiday on Monday should affect the attendance for the remainder of the week.
"The Bundle of Sticks. > Performance at Aberdare. On Tuesday evening, at the Memorial; ;■ Hall, the annual entertainment in coJ £ nection with St. Mark's Mission to°^ place. The first part was the Per^°IJ?g ance of the Christmas cantata, t Bundle of Sticks." The children picturesquely dressed, and did thej parts exceedingly well. A laughabf sketch followed, entitled, Miss KirV. land's Money." The sketch ca much fun, and there was a good mo,rtt; at the end. The rest of the e io%, was taken up with songs. The ing was the dramatis personae ;—U7Ta Bundle of Sticks Aunt Rachel, Win if rod Craven; Mabel, Miss Bec»* Lambert; Molly, Miss Lily Arndel*' Santa Claus, Mr Reg. Slocombe; Df1' Miss Dorothy Chivers; Dick, Ernest Hall. Miss Kirkiand Money" Fred Coles, Fred Jack Seymour (Miss Kirkiand), ■»., Smith; Albert Middleton, Hubert Percy Doyle, Phil Morgan. "The Tramps," Alf Smith, Hube^ Bull and Fred Phillips; "Won't ycJ buy my pretty flowers,' Mrs D. J. RiCl ards; I want to see the Old Again," Miss Jennie Morgan; Man Behind the Rifle," Miss BecW Lambert; "Tipperary," Mr Reg. 810" combe; duets, Mrs. Richards and Mrs. W. Davies. The conductor was Mr H. Templeman; accompanist, Mrs. Jfl, M. Jones; secretary, Mr T. G. Cilivoro, The Vicar, the Rev. James A. LelS, B.A., was the president. The hall Wql well filled. A word of praise is due to the Mission members for making the eA' tertainment the success it was; also 1 Mr. Illtyd Williams, Compton for the loan of decorations for tH stage.
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Aberdare Constitutional Club. The annual general meeting of tllo members of the above Club was held 011 Monday evening, Councillor A. P. JoneS presiding. Mr. John Davies, secr«J* tary, gave a satisfactory report of the general condition and progress of Club during 1914. The statement °[ accounts for 1914 were received a.n £ passed. The following is the result Of the ballot for new committee mem Thomas J. Noot 228 Austin 0. Hughes 208 Wm. A. Tewis 180 Evan Jones. 175 Rees G. James 148 Robert Roberts. 130 John Hayward. 48 There were four vacancies, and the four named above were therefore clared elected.
P.D. Co. Dividend. The directors of the Powell DuffrY. Steam Coal Company (Limited), at the** meeting in London on Tuesday, decid#* to recommend the following dividend for the half-year ending December: 10 per cent, on 1,572,557 ordinary shar^ fully paid, and 103,175 ordinary shar^ partly paid on the amounts paid there' on in respect of capital, free of incoDjC' tax; also 6 per cent. per annum the preference shares, less income-ta*: The transfer books of the company be closed from February 16th to Marc* 2nd inclusive.
NEW THEATRE, MOUNTAIN ASH- Have you booked your seats fa? next week P If not, do so at once. superb engagement has been made b £ the management. Olga, Elgar and Eli Hudson, famous throughout the world, appear at the Workmen's The" atre next Monday and during the week. As a musical entertainment they are peerless, and wherever they appeal they are greeted with storms of applause They are not ordinary "Music Hal* Turns," and must not be confounded with such. Their great gifts ba",e, earned for them every praise that th critics can shower on them, for the? are rightly named—Pure Musical Genfl^' They had the hbnour of being the guest, of His Majesty King George when he was entertained at Knowslev House, the residence of Lord Derby. Tbeyalso- generously went to France quite recent- ly to entertain our brave wounded soldiers. Other engagements are Fred Laurier in comedy, The Window Cleaner," and Betty Boden in im- pressions of Music Hall Artistes." £ gigantic programme of star pictures wi» also be shown. Book early and don 1 be disappointed.
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Resolven Music and Dancing Licence. At Neath (County) Licensing Sessions on Friday, the trustees of Jerusalem Baptist Chapel, Resolven, objected to. the renewal of the music and dancing licence of the Dorothy Cinema Hall, Resolven, on the ground that it was a source of annoyance and was objec- tionable to the persons attending Jeru- salem Chapel. Mr J. Jenkins, Vaughan Arms, Resolven, owner of a similar licence, also objected to the re- newal on the ground that it was not necessary.—The applicant, Mr David Phillpot Williams, said the licence was granted to him in August last. The chapel people had never objected to him or complained that the noise inter- fered with the service. He was former- ly a member of the same chapel.—The Rev. Robert Elias Williams, pastor of Jerusalem, said that the noise of the cinema machine interfered with their services.—Mr. J. Jenkins, Vaughan Arms, said that the village of Resolven was the "slowest growing village" in Wales, and the population did not war- rant two cinema halls.—The renewal application was granted, as was also a billiard licence for the same applicant.