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BELGIAN REFUGEES' FUND.
BELGIAN REFUGEES' FUND. List of Subscriptions Received During January. Bethesda (B.), Abercwmboi, £1 17s ld; English Wesleyan, Aberaman, £5 8s.; Hen Dy Cwrdd Unitarian, £1 188 3d: t- F.iran's Pburoh nAr Rnv R I 6-1 Jones, £ 2 5s. 6d.; R.C. Church, per Rev. A. E. Sutherland, £ 3 9s 7d; South Wales Employees of Lipton Ltd., t2 2s.; Staff Home and Colonial Stores, 9s.; Soar (B.), Llwydcoed, £ 2 18s. 7d.; ,d St. David's Presbyterian Church E6 Os. 9d.; do., do., £6 Os. 6d.; St. Elvan's Girls' Sunday School, 13s. 6d.; Salva- tion Army Band (street collection), Cl lis. 9d.; Nebo (B.), Cwmdare, 9s. 6d.; Tabernacle Congl. Church, £13 lis. 5d.; Employees G.W.R. and T.V.R., per Mr David Evans, £7 Os 8d; Trinity Presbyterian Church, 214 7s. 3d.; St. Pagan's Church, 5s.; Bethel (B.), Abernant, £ 3.7s. 4id.; Welsh Bap- I tist Church, Abercwmboi, JE1 17s Id; J. Keir Hardie, M.P., on behalf of a New Zealand Colliery, £2 10s; Saron, Aberaman, LIO; Dr. 1. Banks, £1; J. Bellard, 2s.; Staff Cafe Mona, 91 10s.; Cwmbach Inhabitants, per Mr. Pardoe, P,2 10s; Exors. F. W. Gaunt, 21 10s.; John Coleman, Cardiff Road, 2s. 6d.; Mrs. M. Daniel, Llwydcoed, 10s. 6d.; Mrs. E. B. Finney, Aberaman, £1; Misses Griffiths, The Poplars, jEl; John Giles, Aberdare, 58. John Gibbs, Aber- dare, 10s.; J. E. F. Hodges, Llwydcoed, I £ 1 Is.; Mrs. G. G. Hann, t4. rrank Hodges, J.P., 21; John Jones, Gwavr Cottage, 12s.; D. W. Jones, J.P. El Dr. Martin Jones, £1; Walter H. Jones, El w. M. Jones, Cl; Mrs. M. James, Cwmaman Road, 10s.; Rev. R. J. and Miss O. Jones, Bromestin, 4s.; T. J. Lavender, 5s.; Alfred Let 10s. Rev. J. A. Lewis and Mrs. Lews. Vicarage, £1; Hon. Misses Lewis, The Mardy, £6 6s.; Mrs. F. W. Mander, for December and January, £ 4; Miss M. Moses, Llwydcoed, 10s.; R. H. Miles and Sons and Staff, E2; A. J. Paddock, Cardiff Street, 4s.; Mrs. J. E. Perkins, 2s. 6d.; Mrs. W. D. Phillips, Llwydcoed, £1 t Employees Pegler's Stores, 10s.; Mr R. T. R-eee, Mrs. and Miss Rees, Glandare, C5; G. H. Rake, El Is. 8d.;
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Local Wedding. On Saturday morning last a wedding ivas solemnised at Sardis Welsh Congre- gational Church, Pontypridd, by special licence, the parties being Miss Annie Eynon, the youngest daughter of the late Mr. Henry Eynon, Maesteg House, Mountain Ash, and the Rev. T. Lloyd Jones, B.A., B.D., Pencader. Owing to the severe illness of Mrs. Eynon it was a quiet event. Mrs. Jones is the second daughter of Mr. Eynon who is married to a minister. The other one is the wife of the Rev. J. Bowen Davies, Abercwm- boi, the author of the popular new drama, "Brethyn Cartre." The officiating ministers were the Revs. William Davies, Soar, Mountain Ash; T. Cad- fwlch Davies, St. Clears, who acted as best man; J. Bowen Davies., and the Rev. O. Lloyd Owen, minister of Sardis. The ceremony was a very impressive one. Mrs. Bowen Davies, the bride's Rister, and Mrs. Idris Eynon, sister-in- law, acted as bridemaids. The bride was piven away bv her brother, Mr. Idris P. Eynon. After the ceremony the party were entertained to a sumptuous break- fast at the New Inn Hotel, after which speeches were delivered by the ministers present and Mr. Gwilym Jones, solicitor, Mountain Ash, who was a member of the wedding party. We wish the young couple a pleasant journey through life.
Saggar's, Aberdare. Next Week: A Study in Scarlet." (Note—Continuous Performance from 3 o'clock.) As will be seen from Old Haggar's advertisement on our front page, some- thing groat is happening at his pretty picture-house. To-night (Thursday), Friday and Saturday one of the greatest attractions of the cinematograph world is being screened. Old Haggar is oat for the business, and his capture of The Trey O'Hearts is his latest. It is the sensation of the hour, and will fill that Market Street house of enter- tainment to overflowing. The story is of a vendetta which is carried out to the bitter end. The Trey O'Hearts is the signal, wherever found, that some re- vengeful act is being plotted. Alan Law is the man plotted against, and Rose, his sweetheart, is the daughter of the plotter. The interest never flags, and the staging is something magnifi- cent. On Monday, Tuesday and Wed- nesday next, the long looked-for drama, A Study in Scarlet," will be screened. Old Haggar again touches the spot, and oegs to remind his patrons that, in order to give everyone an opportunity to see this magnificent play on Sir Conan Doyle's novel, there will be a continuous performance from 3 o'clock each after- noon. Perhaps nothing in detective action stands out so prominently in the public favour as Sherlock Holmes the hi<"tive detective, and his bosom friend Watson. In this story the un- ravelling of this twisted skein of crimin. ality takes the spectator into the maze of Mormonism, and its sinister creed. Sherlock Holmes is there however every time, and his work is scarcely shown so vividly in any other of the great author's works. If you miss this you miss a lot. Another attraction is the 2nd part of Dolly of the Dailies."
ABERAMAN LOCAL SOLDIER. Private William John Davies, of the 9th Battalion Welsh Regiment, is stationed at Weston-super- mare. Writing home to his wife and six children at 374 Cardiff Road, he says he is alright and in good training. He will soon be readv for the front. OBITUARY. We regret to chronicle the sudden death of Mrs. Mary Jane George, wife of Mr. Tom George, steward of the Aberaman Original Band Institute, which 6ccurred on Sunday morning last. Deceased was in her 51st year. She leaves a husband and two daughters, with whom much sympathy is felt. HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. On Tuesday evening Mr. T. J. Milsom, Cynon Street, read a stimulating paper on "Botany." Mr. Tom Bowen presided. The reader explained the science of botany in its various phases. In the dis- cussion that followed the following took part:—Messrs. J. A. Prince, John Davies (gardener), T. M. Lloyd (secretary), T. O. Osmond, and the chairman. On the proposition of Mr. J. A. Prince, second- ed by Mr. John Davies, a vote of thanks was accorded the lecturer. BILLIARDS. On Tuesday evening at the Aberaman Institute the return match between the Cwmaman Institute Boys and Aberaman Institute Boys was played, when the latter won by 102. Scores: Aberaman: Richard Davies, 100; Edwin Morris, 100; Tal Davies (captain), 100; D. J. Jones, 100; Johnny Williams, 100; C. Finn, 66; J. Morgan, 100; Samuel Hodges, 91; total, 757. Cwmaman: Owen Evans, 52; T. J. Davies. 88; E. J. Protheroe, 75; Archie Jones, 75; Charlie Whately, 76; E. H. Daniel. 100; Rees Owen, 89; Will Hop- kins. 100; total, 655. DEATH AND INTERMENT. We re- gret to announce the death of Mrs. Naomi Rosser, wife of Mr. Gomel* Rosser, 222 Cardiff Road, blacksmith employed at the Aberaman P.D. Works, which occurred on Thursday last. De- ceased, who was 42 years of age, was a highly respected inhabitant. She was a native of Pembrokeshire. Shp leaves a husband, three sons, and three daughters. The interment took place on Monday at the Aberdare Cemetery. The Rev. Llewelyn Davies, curate, performed the obsequies. The principal mourners were: Husband; Messrs. Willie and Allen Rosser, eons; Tom Allen, Treharris, brother; Roger Phillips, Stepaside, Pembrokeshire; Willie Rich- ards, Stepaside; Willie J. Davies, Glyn- OlTwg. and Ted Evans, Aberaman, brothers-in-law. A beautiful wreath was sent by the Aberaman P.D. smiths ind also a bouquet by Mrs. E. M. Hann. T-IV A RVTT A TnrrxriTP A T. U-. Jane Bowen (widow), 39 Commercial Place, mother of Mr. William Bowen, secretary of the Aberaman Lodge of the Bristol and West of England Society, succumbed on Wednesday last to a paralytic seizure. She had lived the whole of her life in the district, and was highly respected. Four sons and a daughter are left to mourn their loss. The interment took place on Monday at the Aberdare Cemetery, the Rev. S. Windram, P.M. minister, officiating. The chief mourners were: First coach, Mrs. W. E. Llewelyn, daughter; Mrs. James Bowen, Mrs. Charles Bowen, and Mrs. Arthur Bowen, daughters-in-law; 2nd coach, Mrs. Cook. grand-daughter; Mrs. Catherine Jones, Swansea; Misq Davies, Morriston, and Mrs. W. C. Jenkins, nieces; and Mrs. F. Neale, friend; 3rd coach, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Powell. Mrs. J. Parry, and Mrs. B. Jones, friends. Following the cor- j tege were: Messrs. William Jamee, Charles and Arthur Bowen, sons; Mr. J W. E. Llewelyn, eon-in-law; Mr. Cook, £ Willie and James Bowen, grandsons; 1 William Barnett, nephew, and Frank. Neale. The bearers were: Messrs. Frank Gay, Thomas Cox, Phil Davies, Jack Parry, William Davies. Ben Jones, Morgan, and Charles Williams. CINDERELLA.. At the Lesser Hall on Wednesday evening a Cinderella dance took place. The M.C. was Mr. George Lewis. The music was supplied bv Messrs. Tom Williams, pianist, and Austin Williams, violinist. Among those present were: Messrs. John Finn, Sam Pasko W. Henry Evans, Aberaman; Sam Stephens, W. John Evans, Tom Thomas, William James, J. H. dones, Jim Thomas, A. Williams, Joseph Parry, Will Morris, Tom Bevan, Charles Evans, W. Evans, Aberdare; L. Jones and Evan Davies, Cwmdare; Baldwin Smith, An- eurin Jenkins, Arthur Smith, George Panniers, Cwmaman; A. Griffiths, P. Jones, Jack Williams, W. Burrows Evan Bateman, Walter Morris, Will Vaughan, W. Evans, Aberaman; Rich- ard Williams, Johnny Curnow, Cwm- bach; Sam Hilburn, J. Henry James, W. Thomas, Evan AVilliams, Jim Moss, and Will Meredith, Misses Lizzie Davies, Cwmdare; Alvira Jones, Cwmdare; Katie Jones, Aberaman; Katie Thomas Maggie Price, Louisa Wilcox, J. Rees, Nellie Evans, Mary Thomas, Rachel AVilliams, Annie lane, Maggie Griffith^ Katie Ann Jones, Maggie Evans, Hannaf Yoking, Beatrice Pyke, Gwladys Howells, j Dinah Davies, Mary Davies, Trecynon; Rosie Bennett, Ethel Evans, Mary Davies. Abercwmboi; Miss Thyres, Miss Rees, Aberdare; Miss J. Harries, Misses M. Bowen, Katie Williams, A. Evans, and Rachel Phillips. The committee were: Messrs. W. Smith, secretary; George Lewis, chairman; Baldwin Smith, Dick Williams, and George Panniers.
CWMBACH. BRYN BE ION. On Sunday last the preacher at Bryn Seicn Congregational Church was Mr. Arthur Thomas, Pen- rheolgerrig, Merthyr, who is a student at Pontypridd College. He preached from Matthew 1L 29. The organist was Mr. Fred Rees, A.L.C.M. ST. MARf MAGDALENE. On Sun- day evening last the pulpit of this church was occupied by the Rev. D. J. Wills, M.A., Aberdare. John Herbert, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wil- liam Jones, White Horse Cottage, was christened by the rev. gentleman. Miss B. Jones was the organist at the service.
CADLYS. OBITUARY. We regret to announce the death of Mrs. Lettie Thomas, 14 Oxford Street, the wife of Mr. Thomas Thomas, mason, one of the oldest em- ployees under the Aberdare District Council. Deceased, who was 75 years of age, was born at Ebenezer, Pembroke- shire, but had resided at Gadlys for many years, and was a faithful member of Gadlys (B.) Church. She leaves a husband and four children. The funeral takes place on Friday, k PRESENTATIONS. ■=- On Saturday last a presentation of a wallet and pipe was made to Mr. John Evan Jones, Pearl Assistant Superintendent, on his promotion and removal to Pontypridd. Superintendent Sam Thomas presided, and the presentation was made by Mr. Dan Evans. Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Evans were also presented with a beautiful biscuit bowl. Felicitous speeches were made by Mr. Marks, assistant superin- tendent; Messrs. T. Evans, E. Thomas, T. Rees, J. Griffiths, agents, and W. H. Rogers, clerk. Mr. Evan Thomas made the presentation on behalf of the Tre- cynon. Staff of the Pearl Assurance Com- pany, and wished the recipients a long and happy married life. WEDDING. On Sunday last at Bethel Congregational Church Miss Sarah Jones, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jenkin Jones, 2 Oxford Street, was united in matrimony to Mr. Evan T. Pritchard, 35 Regent Street, Aberaman. The bridesmaids were Miss Ann Jones, sister of bride, and Miss Maggie May Thomas, Aberaman. The bride was dressed in rose colour silk poplin, and wore a black picture hat. The brides- maids were dressed in white and pale blue poplin, with black picture hats. The Rev. E. J. Gruffydd, officiated. The bride was given away by her bro- ther, Mr. Howell Jones, and the duties of best man were carried out by Mr. D. J. Bowen, Aberaman. Mr. Jeffries, Regent Street, was also present. The wedding breakfast was partaken of at the home of the bride's parents. The honeymoon is being spent at Blackpool. INTERMENT. On Monday last the remains of the late Mrs. Mc)Carty, 37 Glan Road, were interred at the Aber- dare Cemetery. The chief mourners were: the Husband; David John, son; Mrs. Rachel Lewis, mother; Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Lewis, brother: Mr. and Mrs. Parsons, sister; Mr. and Mrs. Evan Lewis, brother*; Mr. and Mrs. D. Lewis, brother; Mr. and Mrs. Howell Davies, sister; Mr. and Mrs. T. Walters, sister; Mrs. Martha Jones, Clvdach, Swansea, aunt; Mr. Henry and family, brother- in-law; Mr. and Mrs. Knight, sister-in- law Messrs. Evan, David, Willie, and Tom Jones, Mrs. Hannah Davies, Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Swansea; Mr. and Mrs. T. Davies, Mr. and Mrs. J. Davies, Mrs. Davies. Mrs. Elizabeth Davies, Mrs. Jane Jenkins, cousins; Mr. and Mrs. T. Powell, Glyn Neath; Mr. and Mrs. 1 John Lewis, and Mr. and Mrs. D. Powell. The Rev. Father Sutherland officiated. Wreaths were received from ,i Mr. and Mrs. E. Lloyd. Ammanford, a friend, and Miss Nana Williams, 38 Glan Road. The deceased, who was only 45 years of age, passed away after a very brief illness. A sorrowing husband and five children are left.
TRECYNON. THE COMING ELECTION. At a joint general meeting of the Bwllfa, Windber, and Dyllas Collieries' Work- men held in the Public Hall on Friday last, it was reported that Councillor Idwal Thomas, whose term of office as a Councillor expires in April next, has been compelled to take a lengthened holiday and a sea voyage on account of ill-health. The workmen decided.. that under the circumstances Mr. Thomas should be again norifinated for the No. 2 Ward. In the event of a contest the election is to be vigorously fought on his behalf in his absence. Mr. Thomas is booked to sail for South Africa on the 20th inst. It is hoped he will return with improved health to continue the good work in which he so greatly de- lights.
LLWYDCOED. ANNUAL SALE of Wallpaper, Furni- ture and Ironmongery at W. H. Jones', 1 Mill Street, Trecynon, now on. J WELSH DRAMA. — Two grand per- formances of the Welsh drama, "Dryllio Cadwyni'r Genedl" (J. B. James, Tre- cynon) were given at the Trecynon Public Hall on Wednesday and Thurs- day, February 3rd and 4th, by the Horeb Drama'tic Society, Llwydcoed. They were assisted by the Horeb Orchestral Society, a pleasing innova- tion in local performances of Welsh dramas. The hall was packed on both nights, and the actors gave an excellent exhibition of their prowess before the footlights. Appended is the list of characters:—Lloyd the smith, J. B. James; Blodwen Lloyd, Miss D. Morris; Bob, helper. Albert Rees; Squire Brown, J. Price; Miss Brown, Annie Thomas; Rowland Powell, T. James; Mabel Powell, Amy Davies; Mr. Meredith, R. Harries; 34rs. Meredith, Mrs. H. J. Davie8 Tom Meredith, W. Jones; Auctioneer, A. Rees: Clerk, D, Wil- liams; Constable, T. Jones; Farm Hands: Gwen and Kate, Mrs. B. Griffiths and Miss A. Jones; Walter, Jack and Evan, G. Howells, E. Davies, and W. Lewis; Myfanwy, H. Roberts; Messengers, J. Howells and D. T. Jones; t Manchester Friend, R. H. Harries. The chair was taken on Wednesday by the Rev. W. S. Davies (in the absence of Mr. R. Buxton), and on Thursday b.v Mr. J. E. F. Hodges. Both the author and the actors are to be congratulated for the excellence of the two per- formUnees. The orchestra also is worthy of high praise. Its members are: W. Jumes. W. Rees, D. W. Price, W. D. James, E. Harris, W. DavieB, B. Griffiths, H. J. Davies, T. J. Beddoe, and F. Jones. The committee were: Messils. John Jones, president; Jenkin Rees, James Evans, Albert Rees, W. Jones, i D. W. Price, and J. B. James. The secre- tary was Mr. W. D. James, and the treasurer, Mr. W. P. Phillips. Mr. J. Griffiths, Brynhyfryd, proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Hodges for presiding, and this was seconded by the Rev. W. S. Davies. The proceeds of the drama go towards the War Fund.
CWMDARE. ANNUAL SALE of Wallpaper, Furni- ture and Ironmongery ac vv. j.1. Jones', i Mill Street, Trecynon, now on. MAKE A DASH for Paris House, Aber- dare, next Wednesday. Everytning a oiiilling. UuUD TEMPLARS. The Hope of Cwmuare iieid tneir session at Eiim ilall. '1 ile programme included: Recita- tion, Bro. J. M. Thomas; solo, Bro. Ivor Owen; recitation, iiro. Owen Jones. A very interesting papdr on Temperance was read to the Juniors bv Sister VVinnie Jones.—Next Aiojiuay We Kev. E. burges, Mountain Aoh, will deliver an address, and Air. W. M. Lieweiyil will occupy the chair.
HIRWAIN. I A. J. PADDOCK winb.es to announce that he has now opened a braacn sliup in CrosB Street with a hue selection oi baths, Lavatories, tiashttings, ui'd ail j Sanitary Goods, and where iiii orders tor I repairs, etc., may be sent. LUMBAGO, Backache, cured BY Backache Bamshers. Successful iudney l'ill at last. in bottles, Is. from Reynolds, Chemist, Hirwain. I MOTOR CICIES, purchased by instal- ments, at cash pricea.-Parker Bros., MOTOR CiOliES, purchased by instal- ments, at cash prices.—Parker Bros., Aberdare. PULPIT. — The pulpit of Bethel C.M. Church was occupied on Supday last by Mr. David Evans, a student at j Aberystwyth College. Sermons to the I young people were preached at both ser- I vices. He made a reference to the death of Guardian David Evans, J.P., and said that Welsh Calvinistic Methodism had in his death lost one of its staunchest supporters. DEMISE. The death occurred on Saturday morning last of Mrs. Jane Powell at her residence, Glamorgan Cottage. Mrs. Powell was 75 years of age. She was held in high esteem in the village. Touching references to her death were made at Bethel C.M. Church on Sunday evening by Messrs. W. R. Williams and Daniel Davies. Mrs. Powell was one of the oldest members of this church, and one of its most faith- ful. LITERARY. The Welsh Literary Society held a meeting at Bethel Vestry on Friday last, Mr. Arthur Owen Per- kins presiding. Mr. Silyn Roberts, M.A., the advertised speaker, could not attend, but a good substitute was found in the Rev. M. P. Moses, who delivered a most interesting historical address on "Monmouthshire or Gwent." A hearty vote of thanks was accorded the speaker by the Rev. E. Cefni Jones and Mr. M. J. Rees. The Rev. J. Fisher Griffiths also spoke.' BAPTISM. — On Sunday last at St. Lleurwg's Parish Church Room Mr. Samuel Clement Gowen gave a most inspiring address to the members of the above Bible Class. Taking as his subject Baptism, the speaker dealt on the testimonies of the fathers, such as Gregory, Augustine, Chrysostom, and Basil, and also the different Councils at which the baptism of infants was discussed. A few questions were given and were ably answered by the speaker. Mr. M. D. Johnson proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Mr. Gowen. This was seconded by Mr. Rees Evans. A vote of thanks was given to the chairman on the proposition of Mr. Gwyn Davies, second- ed by Mr. S. Gowen. INQUEST. An inquiry touching the death of Richard Joseph, of 2 Rose Row, bo died on Wednesday, was held on Fri- day last by Mr. R. J. Rhys, coroner.— Alice Joseph, mother, identified the body. On the 3rd instant she got up from bed about 7.30 a.m. The child, who was nine weeks old, was then quite bright. At 8.0 a.m. the-baby went very pale and still. She sent for medical assistance, but before it could be got the child died.— Dr. Wyndham Parker stated that the de- ceased child was very weak and email from birth. It had also suffered from a wasting disease. The child hat! been well cared for and well fed.—The jury returned a verdict of "Death from natural causes." STOP COUGHING.—Reynolds, R.C. Cough Remedy will cure that Cough. Is. per bottle from Reynolds, Chemist, Hirwain. BENEFIT CONCERT. On Sunday evening last at the Victoria Hall a bene- fit concert was held in aid of the Aber- dare Auxiliary War Relief Fund. Mr. George James presided over a large attendance. The following rendered items: -Baritone solo, Mr. Theophilus Evans: recitation. Mr. James Reess duett, Messrs. Morgan and Henry Lewis; soprano solo. Madam Crissie Allen; recitation, Mr. Gwilym Richards; soprano solo, Miss Taylor: duett, Messrs. Theophilus Evans and Thomas Henry John; solo, Mr. William David Rich- ards; duett, Mrs. Weston and Miss Florrie Hillier; tenor solo, Mr. Thomas Henry John; quartette, Messrs. George Collier, Caradoc Davies, Gwilym Davies, and John Price; soprano solo, Miss Doris Coleman. Selections were rendered by the Hirwain Silver Band, conducted by Mr. David Edwards. A sum of .£.4 5s. was collected towards the fund. The concert was organised by Mr. Watkin Roberts.
CLYN NEATH. MOTOR CYCLES, purchased by instal- ments, at cash prices.—Parker Bros., Aberdare. PULPIT. The Rev. D. Jones, of Ynysybwl, occupied the pulpit at Beth- ania C.M. Chapel on Sunday last, mornj im? and evening. ILLNESS. We regret to learn that Ir. T. Williams, headmaster of the Council School^ has been laid up with illness. We titht that he will soon re- cover. LECTURE. On Friday evening at the Council Schools a very interesting lecture was delivered by Mr. Henry Davies, Director of Mining Instruction. on "Germany, Ourselves and the War.n Mr. James Evans, M.E., presided. OBITUARY. We regret to announce the death of Mrs. Sarah Taylor, wife of Mr. R. H. Taylor, confectioner, Maesy- dyffryn, which occurred on Sunday evening last. Mrs. Taylor, who was only 31 years of age, was a native of Dowlais. She was highly respected in the neighbourhood. She leaves a husband and four little ones, to whom we extend our evmpathv. The interment takes place to-day (Thursday). SOCIAL. On Wednesday week a social was held under the auspice of Canel y Glvn Literary and Debating Society. Refreshments were provided on nicely-decorated tables by the young ladies. Songs were eiven bv Miss Joanna Jones (Llinos y Glyn), Miss Blodwen Stephens, Miss Rosina Jones. Mr. T. if,bil Cole, Mr. R. C. Davies. Mr. Ivor Morgan gave a recitation. Addresses were delivered by th- Rev. J. T. Evan*, pastor. Mr. Reea Harries. Ab^rclwyd, I and Mr. David Price. M.E. Mr. Tvo-r Joseph was the aocompanist.
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RESOLVEN. WIDENING OF ROAD. The damorgan County Council are makint a move in the widening of the main road near Rheoln. The contract is being, carried out by Messrs. Harry, of Rhayader. This will provide work for a number of men. ACXTrOEfNT. -— A serious accident be- iH a young married man, named David (Bank) Evans, on Friday last. He was knocked down by some trams at the YnysHTwed Colliery. The tram went over him and injured his head. collar bono, and hack. POLICE COURT CASES. At Neath on Friday Godfrey Mort, Neath, was j finp( 7p;, 6cl, and costs for leaving a horse and cart unattended at Melincourt.- P.C. Jones proved the case.—C. Rabbai- otti was fined 5s. and costs for trading on Sunday at Resolven.—P.C. Baker proved. DEATH. — On Thursday last the death occurred of Mr. George Morris, of 37 Cory Street. Deceased was store- keeper for a number of years at Messrs- Cory Bros.' Collieries. He was a church- warden at St. David's Church. The collieries stopped early to enable the men to attend the funeral on Monday, the burial taking place at St. David's Church. The chief mourners were: Messrs. C. P. Lewis, brother-in-law; Alick Lewis, nephew, Hereford; T. Probert, Penarth, and W. E. Porter, Monmouth, brothers-in-law; Morgan Harris aud Fred Spencer, ReSftiven- Wreaths were sent by Col. and Mrs. Edwards Vaughan, Rheola; Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Porter, and Mrs. Jervis. "GERMANY, OURSELVES AND THE WAR." On Thursdav last at the Council School Mr. Henry Davies, mining instructor, delivered a lecture on the above subject. The hall was packed. Councillor F. H. Beaman presided. He moved a vote of condolence with the family of the late Alderman William Howells, Skewen, whose de- parture is keenly felt in the district. Last July Mr. Henry Davies was on a tour in Germany with about 30 stu- dents. They left 2 or 3 davs before the war broke out. Dealing with the nationalisation of railways he said that it was a curse in Germany as the Govern- ment always exploited labour there for military strategy. Germany was, how- ever, ahead of this country in educa- tional matters. The young men of Ger- many were pursuing their studies when we in Wales wasted our time in attend- ing billiard rooms, cinemas, etc.
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Aberdare Police Court. Wednesday, February 19th. Before ¡ Messrs. R. A. Gridith (Acting Stipen- diary), D. P. D-ivies, D. W. Jones, F. W. Mander, and Frank Hodges. t Drunks. I t Josiah Richards, in Windsor Terrace, I Abernant, 5s. and costs; Rees Jones, in Hh Street, Hirwain, 10s. and costs; Richard Whitbread, in High Street, Aberdare, 10s. and costs. 1 Thoroughred Welsh and Superior Education. David Jones was brought up at the I instance of P.C. George for being drunk in Godi-eam-,n. Defendant, who appeared to be a stranger in the district, appealed for one more chance. "I am a man of superior education," he said, and it is only due to a temporal downfall, and I have got a home. I will pay in a week's time, and I can give you refer- ences as to where I am going to work. I appeal to you." Stipendiary: 10s. and costs.—Defendant: Yr wyf yn Gym- ro trwyadl, ac yn dod o'r lie y cewch y Cymraeg goreu, sef Caerfyrddin. (I am pure Welsh, and I come from the place where you get the Welsh language spoken at its best—Carmarthen.) (Laughter.) Clerk: Speak to the police. I Three Months. Henry Smith, now of New Tredegar, I and previously of Gwawr Street, Aber- aman, was brought up for running away and leaving his wife and two chil- drep to become chargeable to the Mer- thVr Union. Warrant. Officer Richards deposed that Mrs. Smith and children had been I in the Workhouse for some time. The total cost of their maintenance was £ 12 12s. Defendant had been living in New Tredegar under a false name. He had I Said a visit to Aberaman for 3 or 4 ays, and he brought another woman w|lh him, and went awav again. Defendant said he would pay all the money back in time, and he WKB pre- pared to take his wife and children back. ¡ The Bench sentenced him to three months' imprisonment, and two women, who were sitting in the body of the Court, broke into tears and left the Court. Mountain Ash Youth's Fourth Offence. Geo. Thwaite, Napier Street, Moun- tain Ash, was in custody on a charge of stealing Ll 12s. 7d., the moneys of Dd. Williams, who is, employed at Cwm- cynon Colliery. Williams said that on Saturday, Dec. 19th, defendant was in the engine shed at the Cwmcynon Colliery. He had no business there, but he was in the habit of coming there lately. Witness gave him his (Williams') payticket to obtain money from the col lie ry. The money due was ti 12s. 7d. Prisoner went to get the pay and he never saw him after- wards till this day. Witness went to the colliery offices and ascertained that I the money had been paid out to prison- er. Witness afterwards gave inform- ation to the police, but the money was paid back to witness by prisoner's mother. The warrant had been taken out for prisoner's arrest on Jan. 1st, and witness accepted the money back from defendant's mother after that date. Emrys James, a clerk at Cwmcynon Colliery, said he was paying 4TA-ages to the men on Saturday, Dec. 19th. He paid out on ticket 1541 £ 1 12s. 7d. He did not remember to whom the money was paid. The ticket was owned by was paid. The ticket was owned by David Williams. P.C. Ewington, Mountain Ash, said that on Friday, Feb. 5, he arrested prisoner at his house, No. 24 Napier 1 Street, Mountain Ash. He conveyed him to the Police Station, and read out ] the warrant to him. Prisoner replied 1 I have nothing to say. It is all right. I I have paid the money back to him." ] Prisoner now said he did not intend ¡ ? going away with the money. s Stipendiary: Where did you go?—To ( Cardiff. Stipendiary: How did you spend the i money?—In train fare, and I bought a ? coat. C Stipendiary: What have you been doing since? Super. Rees explained that prisoner, since the offence was committed, had worked on the Pontypridd Tramways, and he was now wanted by the Ponty- pridd Police on another charge, com- mitted during his employment there. Prisoner said he was 19 years of age. Stipendiary If this had been your first offence we should have felt inclined to deal leniently with you. But I find you have a very bad record for a young man. On Jan. 11th, 1912, you com- mitted a theft in a mine. In July of the same year you stole tools from a smith's shop, and had 14 days for it. On Aug. 8, 1912, you did wilful damage to oak saplings and were fined 40s. We cannot do less now than send you to prison for a month, with hard labour. Turning to the prosecutor, David Williams, the Stipendiary said: You did a most improper tiling in receiving the money from the lad's relatives after rru'inrr f lin r\nl in/i nf b.&&.I. &£'&V..LL4afo,l"J. "'Uv J::IV.LJ,. '-J.I. "t,.¿' theft. You made yourself liable to pro- secution for compounding a felony. Williams: I did it for his mother's sake. Stipendiary: You probably did it in ignorance, but I want you and others to understand clearly that you cannot do it. You must not make use of the criminal law in order to have your money back. However, we shall not take any more notice of it this time. More Drunks. Robert James MuUins, in High St., Kirwain, 10s. and costs, and William Nicholas, in Cardiff Road, Aberaman, 10s. and costs. Public House Transfer. Mr. W. Thomas applied for the trans- fer of the lioence of the Glosters Arms, Aberdare, from Wm. Cooper to William Plastyd, Cwmbran. The police handed up a report to the Bench showing that the incoming landlord had been twice summoned in rest of a public bouse which he previously kept. In both in- stances the summons was dismissed on payment of costs. The Bench granted the transfer. Jostling People in the Street. Five boys, whose ages ranged be- tween 10 and 15 years, were summoned for jostling pedestrians in Lewis Street, Aberaman, on Sunday, Jan. 31st. P.C. Morgan said that he saw the boys running about, playing. They also knocked at the door of Saron Chapel while a service was in progress. He cautioned them but they still mis- conducted themselves. Three of the boys had previously been fined for throwing stones. They were now ordered to pay 5s. each, and the other two boys 2s. 6d. each. Send your boys," added the Stipen- diary to the parents, "to church or chapel, and bring them up respectable."
Prince of Wales' Fund. ABERDARE DISTRICT. Amount previously acknowledged, £ 4,586 188. 41-d. Workmen's Levy, Bute Collieries, Hirwain. per Mr David JQnes, 225 Is. Id.; Abernant Works and Collieries, per Mr. Dd. Beddoe, £ 13 13s. 6d.; do., do.? £ 13 10s. 6d. Cwmaman Colliery Officials, per Rev. E. J. Owen (monthly), Ell 3s. 6d.; Dvllas Colliory Workmen, per Mr H. Wheeler, £10 18s. 6d.; do., do., 25 18s. 6d.; Employees Gadlys Estate Brick- works, per Mr H. Andrews, JE5 18s. 6d.; Teachers A.U.D.C., per Mr. W. J. Harris, 1:5; Associated Society of Engineers and Firemen, per Mr. H. Davies, L3 10s. 3d.; Employees A.U.D.C., Surveyor's Dept. (month), £ 4 4s. 4d.; Employees A.U.D.C., Tram- ways, etc., Dept. (month), L2 18s lid; Professor Knox, Treforest, per Tre- cynon Public Hall Committee, E2 2s.; R. H. Miles and Sons and Staff, 92; Staff Trecynon Co-operative Society, £ 1 12s.; Employees 11. P. Culley and Co., Trecynon, £ 1 4s. 10d.; E. R. Bar- low, Llwydcoed, £ 1; Head Mistress and Miss O'Reilly, Catholic Schools, 12s 9d; Bethania Chapel, Cwmbach, per Mr. E. Thomas, 10s.; Employees Pegler's Stores, Aberdare, three fortnightly con- tributions, 158.; Wm. Kingsbury, Cwmaman, 3s.; total, L4,697 14s. 9d.
BELGIAN REFUGEES' FUND.
C. B. Stanton, 10s.; Wm. Thomas, J.P., Oakhill, £ 1 Is.; H. T. Williams, Metro. Bank, 10s. 6d.; Mr and Mrs Rees Wil- liams, £ 2; Mrs. S. Wilcox, 10s.; T. M. Richards, 2s. 6d. I
SMOKER. On Friday evening at the Wool pack Inn a complimentary concert was given to Mons John de Scraper, a BelgIan refugee, who is leaving for the front. The chairman was Mr. Gwilym Thomas. Mr. Stephen Lloyd, mimic comedian, gave some good imitations and also sang a comic song. Bass solo by Mr. David Rowlands, Aberaman. Solo by Mr. Joe Jonathan, Aberaman. v/omie song by Mr. Bevaa. Songs by Messrs, W. Hicky, Fred Atkins, and Tom Reea. Mr. Beechy, the accompanist, gave some fine selections. The guest of the evening gave a good rcadering of the Marseillaise. Mr. W. Harrett was ac- corded a vote of thanks for the use of the room and the piano. INTERMENT. On Wednesday week the interment of Miss Bdith Webber, the daughter of Mr. Matthew Webber, Mill Terrace, took place at the Aber- pergwm Churchyard. The young lady passed away on the previous Friday at tho age of 20 years. She was of a quiet disposition and greatly esteemed by frionds and neighbours. The officiating miniffte-rs were the Rev. D. Hughes, Bethania, at the house, and the Vicar ot Aoerpergwm at the church. The ehief mourners were: Father; John and Waiter Webber, brothers; Mr. and Mrs. Smith, sister; Rachel Ann Webber, sister: David Webber, uncle; Mr. and Mrs. George Bowen, Ferndale; Mr. and Mrs. David Bowen, Mr. Walter Bowen. Wreaths were sent bv: Neighbours; Mr. and Mrs. Hughes, Aberdare, and Mrs. Teagut). Oreat sympathy iR felt with Mr. Webber. This was the third death in the family during hte last 14 months.