School of Commerce ABEBDABE. FURTHER LIST OF BRILLIANT SUCCESSES. The following have just gained the SENIOR Commercial Diploma of the Institute of Commerce: CLIFFORD W. SMITH, 9, Margaret street, Abercynon. DAVID A. WILLIAMS, Rheola House, Penrhiwceiber. Amongst the following are those who, having passed Competitive Exams, have secured positions in Banks, and others in Business Offices: Mr. W. K. EVANS, 15 Dover Street, Monntain Ash. 70 j ,!HN PRICE, Poplar Cottage, Georgetown, Merthyr. DAVID ALBERT WILLIAMS, Rheola House, Penrhiwceiber. "JOlIN PROSSER, Trelewis, Nr. Treharris. 'DSSER, Trelewis, Nr. Treharris. Miss HANNAH THOMAS, 16, Regent Street, Dowlais. 11 LILY PRITCHARD, 15, Upper Collier's Row, Merthyr 97 E. GREENWOOD, Band Institute, Mountain Ash. A WORD TO PARENTS: Are you considering the best interests of your children by delaying a decision regarding their future careers ? Parents and intending students are invited to call and see the Principal, J. MARSHALL, F.INC.S.T., F.C.I., F S.C., etc,, 19, Whitcombe Street, Aberdare, or write for Prospectus also a list of recent successes, the result of a Thorough, Practical and Up-to-Date training received at the School. —■————————
Mountain Ash District Council. Annual Meeting. On Tuesday, April 18th. Present: Messrs. Thomas Jones, J.P., Bruce Jones, D. Rogers, T. W. Jones, W. Millar, Griffith Evans, J.P., George Neighbour, James Evans, W. Lam- burn, Wm. Davies, J. Powell, with A. Pincombe (clerk), F, Stock (ac- countant), W. G. Thomas (surveyor) and H. T. Jones (sanitary inspector). Appointment of Chairman. Mr. Bruce Jones was appointed chairman pro. tem. Mr. Griffith Evans proposed, and Mr. T. W. Jones seconded, that Mr. G. H. Hall, the vice-chairman, be appointed chairman for the ensuing year. Mr. Hall thereupon took the chair, and after thanking the members, said he realised the responsibility of the position, and he looked to his col- leagues and the officials for their kind support and co-operation. He would endeavour to be as impartial as possible and to uphold the dignity of the chair. (Hear, hear.) He was sorry that some members, viz., Coun- cillor E. Morris and Councillor Chas. Maddocks, were unable to be pres- ent owing to illness. He was sure they all hoped that the two members would recover sufficiently to resume their public duties soon. Two other members were absent, viz., Major F. N. Gray and Major G. A. Evans, who were still on military duty. The Council might send to them and offi- cials and workmen their good wishes and he hoped that long before his term of office would expire, peace would reign once more. The work of the Council had been interfered with considerably because of the war. Though they had not made much progress a few things had been accomplished. He was not gOlDg"tO follow the example of his predecessor and also the previous chairman in prophesying that we would have water down from Penderyn during his tenure of office. If he did so per- haps their friends the Press would write sweet rhymes on the matter. (Laughter.) Continuing, the speaker moved a vote of thanks to the retiring chair- man for his services during the past year. Mr. Lamburn possessed all the qualities necessary to the mak- ing of a good chairman. He had tact, courtesy and good temper. Mi- Hall coupled Mrs. Laraburn's name with the name of her husband, and added that Mrs. Lamburn and the Ladies Committee had helped her husband in connection with War Funds. It appeared that during Mr. Lamburn's year of office a sum of £679 lis. had been collected. (Ap- plause.) Mr. Thomas Jones seconded, and humorously remarked that he and those who sat beside him were in- clined to look on the other side as the opposition. (Laughter.) In that case they had the retiring chairman and the incoming chairman from the opposition. Mr. Lamburn had car- ried out his duties with great gen- iality, and with that skill which was essential to the proper discharge of the duties of a chairman. Mr. D. Rogers supported, adding that Mr. Lamburn had carried out the duties with complete satisfaction. Mr. Thomas Jones had referred to the members on the other side of the table as the opposition. Well, he '1 (Mr. Rogers) looked across the table for co-operation. j Mr. Bruce Jones: When it suits you. (Laughter.) The motion was further supported by several members, and carried with acclamation. Mr. Lamburn responded, and thanked the members and officials for their help during his year of office. One thing accomplished dur- ing the war was Abercynon Electric Lighting. The Council had had numerous complaints from Aber- cynon from time to time, but a good deal had been done for that place during his year of office. A very ruce Park had been opened at Abercynon and he was glad, when passing that way occasionally, to see the chil* dren making good use of it. The Council had also completed addition- a] water supply tanks for Abercynon. Mr. Bruce Jones: We had been neglected for many years. (Laug"h- j ter.) Continuing, Mr. Lamburn remark- ed that the Council had tried to get water through from the new Pen- deryn Waterworks, but up to now their hopes had not been realised, j When the water would come he j hoped they would celebrate the event, and that someone would be present to WTlte an ode in praise of the Council. j Mr. Thomas Jones: And of the j water. (Laughter.) A vote of thanks was accorded the j I' various Ladies' Committees for their j work during the year. j Vice-Chairman. Major G. A. Evans, t he next j member in point of seniority, was elected vice-chairman, on the motion of Mr. T. W. Jones, seconded by Mr W. Millar. j Mr. Rogers moved, in view of the | temporary absence of Major Evans, that Mr. Noah Bowles be appointed t deputy vice-chairman. Mr. Griffith Evans seconded, and the proposal was adopted. j j, Mr. Bowles thanked the Council for the unique honour conferred on him. Victoria Park. A committee whfch had been ap- pointed to visit Victoria Park, Mountain Ash, reported that Cad- j waladr Street residents had lodged complaints regarding a fence erect- ed on one of the Park boundaries. The residents wanted the fence re- moved so that they might have easy access. into the Park to fetch the children.—Resolved to erect a gate I at that spot. ) No Ulterior Motive. J Mr. P. Reardon, employed by the Council, and secretary of the Munici- '1 pal Employees' Association, wrote referring to a previous letter of his in which he said that the Council) were supplanting him. He now explained that he had no ulterior motive in using that word, and noth- ing was further from his mind than j to think he was being victimised. He had tried to join the Army at the commencement of the War, but failed. The teeth regulation iiavirig now been removed he was able to join. j The explanation was accepted, Mr Lamburn remarking that he was glad Mr. Reardon had sent in this letter. The Hospital. j A claim from a young women who had been employed at the Isolation Hospital, f6r a month's wages in lieu of notice, was referred to the* Hos- pital Committee. Must be Repaired. Mr. W. Probert, Mountain Ash. who had been asked to carry out cer- tain repairs to houses 52a-5Sa Car- j diff Road, Mountain Ash, wrote that j he had carried out all the work ex- cepting concreting the floors, and he j asked permission to hold this work over for a time. The Sanitary Inspector said that a Closing Order had been s rved in respect of those properties five or six months ago, and notice to quit had been served on the tenants. All cellar dwellings must have proper > concrete floors. J Mr. Lamburn wanted" to know whether there were other properties in the town similar to the houses under discussion. Chairman That has been a; rearly considered. Mr. Bruce Jones moved tluv, they reply to the effect that the Council could not accede to his wishes. Rev. Geo. Neighbour seconded. and the motion was carried. Ynysybwl Allotments. It was stated that Col. Jones, land agent, would be prepared to mept the Council to discuss the question of allotments on the Robertstown Es tate. Mr. James Evans remarked that the people who wanted allotments had decided on another spot. The matter was referred to the Ynysybwl members. Allotment or Quarry? The agent of land adjoining Gil- fachrhyd Tanks, Abercynon, wrote asking the Council whether they were anxious to buy land outright tor purposes of allotment ? Mr. Bruce Jones: Is that for gar- dens or quarries? Resolved to reply that the land in question was not required. The Fly Peril. I It was resolved to place posters, advertising the fly peril, in schools and other public places. Mr. T. W. Jones remarked that in Abercynon two or three heaps of ashes Twere allowed to gather at the back of New Street. The tenants close by were pestered with flies. Medical Officer's Report.-Epidemic of Measles at Ynysybwl. Scarlet fever, 6; enteric, 1; diph- theria, 2; erysipelas, 1; measles, 118 116 cases being at Ynysybwl. Mr. Bruce Jones asked if it was abating. Dr. Arthur T. Jones No, it is in- creasing. The "schools are closed. Mr. Bruce Jones asked whether it was advisable to stop the higher standard scholars from Ynysybwl at- tending school at Abercynon. Dr. Jones There is no danger of the disease spreading among elder scholars. Land Idle. Mr. W. Davies suggested that some profitable use be made of the 2 acres of land adjoining the Isolation Hos- 'tal. 1 1 pi -Referred to Miskin and Dar- renlas members. New Appointment. Dr. A. T. Jones remarked that there were between 1,300 and 1,400 births in the Council area every year, and one lady health visitor was in- sufficient for the whole district. Resolved to appoint a second. Conscription and Registration. The Clerk said he was in receipt of a circular from the L.G.B. with regard to the appointment of author- ised persons to visit houses to in- spect registration cards. Mr. Bruce Jones: That is rather a big order. The Clerk said it was not intended to visit every house, but to make sur- prise visits here and there. He sug- gested that he be given power to ap- point suitable persons to do the work. Mr. Bruce Jones moved that that course be adopted.—Carried. Broken Lamps. I The police reported that public lamps had been broken in Ynysybwl. Resolved to prosecute A further resolution was passed that proceed- ings be instituted in all cases in future if the Clerk was satisfied with the evidence to be tendered. The Storm. I j The chairman observed that houses 'I in Morris Avenue, Penrhiwceiber, had tiles off ever since the recent storm. Rain went through into I many bedrooms, and he suggested j shat the Sanitary Inspector write to I "he Building Company, who were the jh. owners of the houses j New Rate. The new district rate is 2s. in the S. the samp as for the last 6 months, j
| "Uncle Jim. a kiss can't be anything but a kiss, can it?" "No, my boy, of course, not." "Well-, when sister kissed her beau the other night I heard him say it was Heaven."
Prize Day at Mountain Ash County School. The annual prize distribution took place at the County Moun- tain Ash, on Thursday afternoon. Aid. Wm. Jones, J.P., presided over a large attendance. The chairman in a few remarks complimented the scholars on their successes. The Governors had decided to make an improvement in the heating of the school, and this would be proceeded with immediately. He was glad to tell them that Mr. Pincombe, the Clerk to the Council, had prepared a Roll .oi Honour on which the names of the scholars who had joined the forces would be inscribed. There were about 40 names, three of whom had given their lives for their country's sake. Mr. W. U. Williams, M.A., head- master, gave his annual report, which I was most encouraging. The Hon. John H. Bruce then dis- tributed the prizes and certificates to the successful students. Appended is the complete list:— Honours Certificate: Gwladys Rhi- anedd Phillips, English Language and Literature, History. Higher Certificate: Katie Margar- et Earley, History, Latin, Geo- graphy.—Eugenie Lena Yorath, Eng- lish Language and Literature, His- tory, Latin. Senior Certificate: Gwladys Chris- topher, Elsie Catherine Cooke, Rachel Anne Davies. Edward John Edwards, Florence Lilian Fantham, Winifred Francis, Ivy Valetta Hands, John Jones, Margaret Mary Jones, Richard Llewelyn Jones, Sid- ney Howell Jones, Ronald Percy Knapton, Elizabeth Mary Lloyd. Irene Louise Magor, Catherine Elizabeth McGregoV, Sarah Anne Powell, Dorothy Emma Price, Edith Annie Thomas, Beatrice Lavina, Wil- liams, Dora Williams. Margaret Kin- ian Williams, Lily Workman. Supplementary Certificate: Win. John Bevan, Albert John Cribb, Dd. Davies. Lili-an Annie Davies, Annie Earley, Edith Margaret E'-aIls Gwladys Mary Evans. Iestvn Pen- rose Evans, 7ilice M. Griffiths, John M. Jones, Winifred Jones, Redvers J. T. Kelly. Kitty Morgan, Samuel S. Parfitt, Frederick J. Sutherland. Blodwen Thomas, Arthur Watkins. Prizes. Form VI. Honours—Gwladys Phillips. Form VA. Higher—Lena Yorath. Form V. Senior-Beatrice Wil- liams. Form Shell: Form Prize—Ronald Knapton. Maths, and Science, Rou- aid Knapton. English. Ed. Edwards. n Form III. 1st Form Prize, Annie Earley. 2nd Form Prize, -David Davies. English, Annie Earley. Language. Albert Cribb. Maths.. Arthur Watkins. Science, David Davies. Form IT.: Form Pri^e,- Mav Rees. General Proficiency, Ivy nàdforcY Drawing. Violet Williams. Form lA.: 1st Form, Elizabeth Thomas; 2nd Form. Nancv hueh- ings. Form IB. 1st Form, Ewart Lane 2nd Form, Gwyn Bevan. Woodwork.—Form III., lestyn P. Evans; Form II., Giyn Richards; Form I., Norman Jones. Domestic Subjects.Form Shell. I Gwladys Christopher; Form III.. I Kitty Morgan; Form II., C'einwen Richards; Form I., Xancy Hitch- ings. Welsh.Shell, Dora W illianv Form II., Nellie Davies, May Rees Form I., Catherine Pugh,* Olwen Morgan. I I Eisteddfod Poster, A. J. Cribb. I The choir rendered several songs and part songs. Morris and country dances were also given. Votes of thanks were moved by Councillor j Thomas Jones, J.P.. and seconded I by Dr. Morris, C.C.. to the Hon. John Bruce for his kind attendance, also by Mr. A. Morgan and seconded I by Mr. A. Pincombe to the chairman, j
r FURNITURE At Pre war Prices. Immense Selection. Ibpecial Bargains t.. Cash Buver;- 1 | VICTOR FREED, j I Mountain Ash. }
Mountain Ash Police Court. Thursday, April 13th. Before Messrs. R. A. Griffith (Stipen- diary) and Griffith Evans. Drunk and Disorderly. Wm. Williams, in Cardiff Road. Mountain Ash, 13s. Cards. David J. Edwards and Jeremiah O'Connor were fined 9s. each for gaming with cards. Police evidence showed that they were playing on the canal side. O'Connor did not ap- pear.—Both fined 9s. Homing Cyclists. David Boobier. and Wm. Burge, Jboth of Penrhiwceiber, were charged with furiously riding bicycle to the danger of the public. P.O. Jones' evidence was that de- fendants were riding through the main street at the rate of 26 miles per hour. Their explanation to the officer was they wanted to get home —that was before lighting-up time. -Filled 9s. each. I Railwayman Takes Rabbits. Charles Harris, Aberdare, goods guard in the employ of the G.W.R.. pleaded guilty to stealing tWo rab bits, the property of his employers. Mr. Wm. Thomas, Aberdare. de- fended. The Railway Inspector's evidence was that some rabbits had been missed from a package, and after en- quiries he went and saw defendant at Aberdare Station on April 10th last. Witness cautioned defendant, and then received from him an ad- mission of guilt. Mr, Thomas addressed the Bench I on defendant's behalf, urging a good character for 11 years. Defendant had succumbed to a sudden tempta- tion. The Bench after hearing Mr. Thomas ordered defendant to pay costs, 15s., and bound him over to be The Bench after, hearing Mr. Thomas ordered defendant to pay costs, 15s., and bound him over to be of good behaviour. Tradesman's "Serious Offence." Robert Broadbent, formerly in business in Mountain Ash an a tih monger and fruiterer, was charged with offences under the Bankruptcy Act. Mr. Ellis Owen, Official,Receivell. prosecuted, and Air. W. Thomas. Aberdare, defended. The Official Receiver outlined the case as follows :—There were three charges of obtaining credit, exceed- ing £10, without disclosing to the creditors that he was an undis- charged bankrupt. Defendant had carried on businesses at 34. 35 and 1 Oxford Street, Mountain Ash. In October, 1906, he became a bank- rupt and had not obtained his dis- charge. In Noveynber, 1915. he again became bankrupt. On blùlJ occasions the adjudication was on his own petition. The specific charges were that he obtained goods frt)iiw Messrs, J. S. Fry, Bristol, ;£;3 ÚS 4d. from Emmanuel Thomas, Swansea. and from T. Mansfield and Co, Bristol, £ 13 14s. In March. 1911. • his wife, who had taken over the business, became a bankrupt. De- fendant commenced business after that date at the same address, 'Vin. Marshall and Watk.v/; Davies j gave evidence of the shorthand 1 of rhe bankruptcy proceedings. I' Aneurin Jones, Aberdare. pro duced the court files of the proceed ings. John Morgan, chief clerk l-o rhe Official Receiver, proved the ntate- i ments iii bankruptcy. Frank Frise and Wm. Samuel Red- mond, both of Bristol, travellers ro ) Messrs. J. S. Fry and Sons, proved j the orders received from defendant, He did not inform them of hi. bank- j ruptcy in 1906. Mr. Wm. Thomas at this point in- timated to the Bench that in c-on- j sideration of the Official Receive v being ready to withdraw the other two charges, those of Mansfield and Emmanuel, defendant would plead guilty in the case of Fry. The Stipendiary agreed to this course being token. Mr. Thomas urged in dele ace that proadbent had carried on business for 16 years. His conduct had al- ways been exemplary and V was go- ing to ask Police Inspector Davies to speak on his (defendant's) behalf, Defendant mainly looked after the nwh business and his wife and daugh ter^after the other businesses. j J'he Stipendiary, imposing a sen j fence of one month's imprisonment I 11, tile 2nd division, said that the v'triciaJ Receiver had placed the case front of the Bench very fairly iwd jnth no prejudice. Also Mr Thomas had urged all that. could be said on ) benalf of the defendant. It was not it case which they could punish with tii-ie or deal with under the First 'ftenders' Act. It was a, serious ^ase for which there was no excuse, j Defendant had been formally warned in the first bankruptcy, so" that he j ("Jidd not plead ignorance. The ignoi offence was committed with a f, i Knowledge of what he was UO.'TIL-.
Shortage of Paper. l'1 -void waste in unsolds our ck-rs i y:v assed to give orders to thfk uw*- utS t0r re8u,ar delivery Tor the uAi ,e, k^der• Very shortly we snail 08 able to print copies to ovdor ow'n £ the high price and serious only, owing to the high price and serious shortage of paper. The price has now 1. increased by almost 100 per cent, since tne beginning or the war, and the sup- ply of paper, due to the embargo on pulp from foreign countries, will he nit down from March 1st by one-third, I The newspaper nwTi^rs of h I W a in view of the increasingly hffivy cost of production, have realised the necessity of charging for certain matter which hitherto has been inserted free of charge. In future the "Leader" will have to charge for all appeals, sub- scription lists, balance sheets, acknow- [ ledgments of gifts, etc., according to space occupied, with the exception of appeals from soldiers at the front.
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Operetta Performed at Trecynon. On Wednesday and Thursday, at the Trecynon Public Hall, two splendid per- formances of Roddie's popular operetta, "Sir Christus the Uoo<J (in full I character) were given by Carmel (J.M. Children's Choir, conductor, Mr. Sam 1 x nomas. ine cnaracters were as j follows :-King, Mr. Oliver WilliAn-is; Queen, Miss Gwen Davies; Sir Christus Mr. David William James; Lady Christus, Miss And W'Isou; Ladv Good- heart, Miss E. A. Thomas; Santa Claus. Mr. Abraham .Tames. Chancellor. Messenger, Sir Just, Sir Self, Sir Malice. Sir Greed, Boys of the Choir. Chair- men: Wednesday, Dr. J. M. Wilsou; Thursday, Mr. E. Pugji, M.E. Accom- panists, Messrs. Isaac G. Powell, A.L.C.M., and D. Llewelvn Jones. Stage Manager, Mr. Edward Jones. -ii- each performance Master Llewelyn Jones titinf "There's a Land (Allitsen i. accompanied on the piano by 15 Muriel Stephens. Praise is due to the conductor, Mr. Sam Thomas, for the great pains he had taken with the actors, and to the actors for the ex- cellent rendering they gave. Special mention should be made of the Flower Dance by Morris Morgan, D. James. and T..T. Thomas. Also the Country Dance by Misses M. J. Davies and Minnie Berry. The proceeds were in a.id ?» the church funds. The pastor, the Rev. H. T. Stephens, thanked the audi- ences for their kind patronage.
Cwmaman Fatal Accident. On Thursday, the 13th inst., a heavy fall of roof occur rod at the Gellideg Seam of the Fforchaman Colliery (P.D.), burying two collier lads, named David Thomas Jones, aged 15, and residing at 15 Mountain Road. and Rees Draper Davies, aged 16, residing at 127 Fforch- aman Road. Help was soon forthcoming, and both lads were quickly extricated, but the accident had proved fatal in the case of Jones, who was dead when found. The other lad was very badly bruised, but luckily sustained no fractured bones. All his injuries are internal, and he is progressing favourably. General sympathy is extended to Mr. and Mrs. David .Tones, the parents of the un- fortunate lad, and the family. Mr. Jones is very well known in the locality, having been for many years under- manager at the Aberaman Colliery and Fforchaman Colliery, and later at the Cwmaman Collier, but is now em- ployed at the Fforchwen Colliery of the Cwmaman Coal Co. THE INQUEST. Ou. Saturday morning Mr. R. J. Rhys conducted the inquest-. Mr. J. E. MeBride attended on behalf of the Home Office, while Mr. Owen Powell, Miners' Agent, represented the Miners' Federation. Mr. J. Powell, manager, was also present. David Jones, father of deceased, gave evidence of identification. Hft son had worked as collier-boy at the Fforchaman Colliery for the last 18 months, I William Evans stated that he was employed as collier at the Gellideg Seam. Deceased and Davies -worked with him. On Thursday, about 12.45 (noon), I he was employed in "racing" a tram of ( coal, whilst the deceased and the other lad were employed in filling coal. It appears that the boy Jones had a man- dril in his hand at the time. He (wit- I i i (,) was about three yards away and I the boy Davies stood between him and deceased. Suddenly, and without any warning, the right hand side of the roof broke off from the coal face right back to the gob, and buried the lads, j In reply to questions witness stated i he had stood two poste on Thursday, and had filled four trams of coal from where the roof fell. He had tried the roof j about five minutes before, and it ap- peared quite safe. The fireman had been round iihout 10.30 a.Ill.. and found every- 1 Thing satisfacfory and left no instruc- tions. Mr. Powell: What distance is there between the two stalls 'i—Ten or twelve yards. i Mr. Powell: How tar from ,your Toad post to where it fell 'Six feet to my load post and a bout the same distance from Mr. George Williams' road post. George Williams, the next witness. corroborated the above evidence, anfl | added that the place was well timbered. .lames Web)), fireman, gave evidence that he had visited the place about 10.30 la.m., and tinding everything apparently safe. .William Thomas, colliery surveyor, exiilatued a plan of the working-place. The jury were quite satisfied, and returned a verdict of Accidental dth." The interment took place on Monday at the Aberdare Cemetery, when the Rev. S. J. Leeke. B.A., B.D., officiated at the house and graveside. A large number of friends attended, and each I wore a black and white rosette, supplied by the P.D. Co. The ehief mourners were: First coach, Mrs. David Jones, mother; Mrs. Albert Parry, sister; Miss Anita Jone- sister; Misses Annis Jones, —. Jones, i.lanelly; Mrs. Gwilym 'ones, aunts; 2nd coach, Mrs. Tom I Jones, aunt; Mrs. W. R. Jones, sister- in-law Mrs. Rees Jones, and Misses I Mary Jones, Claudia Jones, Hilda Jones, cousins, and Master David Henry Jones, nephew-, 3rd coach. Miss Hetty Jones, cousin; Mrs. Jaiues J. James, cousin; Mi<s May James, Mr- J. Jones, Mrs. I Benjamin Rees, Mis. H. Hopkins, friends; 4th coach, J. Jones, Mrs. Evans, Mrs. W. Evans, and Rev. S. J. Leeke. HJL, B.n.; motor coach, Messrs. John Jones. Garfield Jones, and J. P. i Jones; Ammanford, cousins. Following the body were: MCSM David Jones. I father; William Hh:v, Jones, brother; Arthur Garfield -lottes. brother David. William Hobert. Tom (LlanellyV, I ami Euirys Jones. cousin-; Messrs. Gwilym Jones, William L. J ones, Thos. T. Jones, uncles; Albert Parry, brother- in-law; James J. James, Benjamin Rees, and illie Rees, cousins. A large num- ber ef. wreaths were received.
Local C.M. Cymanfa Ganu. The morning meeting in connection with the annual singing festival of the Aberdare District Calvinistic Methodists Lnion was held at; Soar Chapel, Cwm- aman. on Monday last. The Rev. W. Davies, M.A., Bethania. presided, in(I I Mr. Thomas Lloyd oj»ened the meeting with prayer. The conductor was Mr. E. T. Davies, F.R.G.O., Merthyr, who com- plimented the chorister^ on their ex- cellent singing. The manner they had rendered the conductor's anthem, "Torwyd y Tant," bad given him per- fed satisfaction. The following tunes were also well rendered:—"Jerusalem/' •'Vesper Hymn," li i t-iord," "Via Grucis" (sung for the tirst time) and "Cetn Bedd Llewelyn." The Rev. E. W. Llewelyn gave a short address. Vlhe meeting was closed in prayer by the Rev. J. Lewis, Hebron. The afternoon meeting, held at Beth- ania. Aberdare, was presided over by the Rev. R. Williams, Nazareth, and opened with prayer by the Rev. H. O. Hughes The singing was again of a very high order, especially on the anthems. "Addolwch > r Arglwydd," "Torwyd y Taut," and Vr Arglwydd yw fv Mugail fKaxy l'lvftus). The conductor expressed hi-, iippreciation of the splendid rendering- given that afternoon. Mr. D. "odais Samuel, Swansea, save a. very interesting ad- dress. and impressed the congre- gation the necessity of retaining the el-sh Language as a means of keeping the religious tempei am-nt of the Welsh nation. The tune-, sung were: "hiddi;:ted." '"Triumph,i ca-ster," and "Weber." The evening service, again held at Bethania. was presided, over by the Rev. D. Morri-\ i '# rnaniait, and introduced by the l £ e\ It. Williaiu, Aberdare. The tunes sung at this meet- ing with great fervency were: ,fHen- ryy." "Tanymarian." "Engedi," "<TW\ nia." "Asc^Jon." and "Llanllyfni." f be triiree anthems wei" again sung with credit. Mr. W. J. Evans, Aber" dare, delivered a short address, in the course ot which he ^po!,e n. eulogistic of i-ite conductor uew hvmn- rune. which was beautifully" ren- fered, ia Cruois." The organist was Mr. Bed doe Stephens. Aberdare. The meeting was closed in I, i iiyer bv the W. n. Powell, Aberdare. The itheei's of committee were: Chairman, VTr. [). J. Hughes-Jon* Cwmbach; "rea-urer. Atr. D. TViUiams, "Blaen- rwav.r; secretary, Mr. T. Thomas, Heth- inia.
you accepted Will last night: 'Yes." "You must, look at liiiu in a l'iffprent, light to what you Used to." To toll the truth, when I accepted limo there wasn't ,.nv light at all."
Nodion a Newyddion. Ai ni ddylai y V.T.C., Corphlu Gwir- foddolwyr Aberdar, gael bardd 6wydd- ogol, modd ag y mae gan y Cymrodorion fardd y Gymdeithas. Buasem yn aw- grymu Ogwen oni bai am yr egwyddor t "one man one job." Y mae efe yn swyddog. ¡ Gyda Haw derbyniasom a ganlyn: — Y "V.T.C.TRWY DEW A THE NET. Cyfarchiad byrfyfyr Ogwen i"w gyd- fardd, Mr. Henry Davies, Corwen Villa- y ddau yn eu gwisg newydd filwrol. Traws 3in byd. droes heno bar—o filwyr j* Sydd fel ni'n dau, bartnar? I Hawdd gamwn yn ddigymar Heib^'r "dons" hyd Aberdar. Er gwisgo tair gwasged den—ofnadwy 0 fain ydwyf-ogwen; Hawyr bach! y mae ar ben j I guro'r cawr o Gorwen. Cymro o waed coch cyfan yw Maer presenol tref Seisnigaidd Aberhonddu, Mr. G. T. Jones (Madog Vychan). Brgdor o ardal Llanberis ydyw ef, ac y mae wedi enwogi ei hun yn y byd barddol gan gipio ami i gadair. Un of. dynion mwyaf diwyd yn Abe 1 dar yw y Parch. J. A. Lewis, Ficer y Plwyf. Mae yn wr amlochrog ac ami- weddog, ac yn rhoi gwedd loyw ar bob gorchwyl a gymer mewn llaw, ac y wy maent yn lleng. Efallai nas gwyr ein darllenwyr oil ei fod\ yn gydnabyddus a clierddoriaeth, ac yn hollol yn ei elfen pan yn arwain y gan. Y Sul diweddaf pregethai y Parch. < W. Davies, Bethania, Aberdar, yn nghapel Annibynol Abercwmboi. Y mae enaid Mr. Davies, fel eiddo Job o Ir un enwad. yn ddigon llydan i roi a i hael mynediad helaeth i bob enwad. J
I Abercwmboi Lad Impaled. I —— On Sunday little Eddie Jeffreys, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Jeffreys, Garden City, met with a serious accident. He ) was playing with other two boys on the j top of an old shed when he slipped on some railing and a spike penetrated his side. Dr. Rogers was soon on the scene, i The unfortunate boy now lies in a critical condition at the Mountain Ash Cottage Hospital. We learn that the spike had penetrated his lung. I
Did you find it at all like home at your friend Mushby's?" "Very. His wife nagged him the whole blessed time." ——WBg