• National Chamber of Trade. The annual conference of the X Q, tional Chambers of Trade is being- held this year at Cardiff from April 28th to May 2nd. On Wednesday evening, May 3rd, the president, Mr. R. C. Walshaw, of Huddersfield, will visit Aberdare, at the invitation of the loca! Chamber. A reception meeting is being held to receive Mr. Walshaw at Miles Pies- taurant at 6.30 p.m., and a special meeting later at the Memorial Hall at 8 o'clock, when Mr. Walshaw will address those present on The Na- tional Chamber of Trade" and Trade and Employment After the War." The meetings will be presid- ed over by Mr. Chas. Kenshole, High Constable. The special meeting should prove most interesting to traders, who will be admitted by ticket only, obtain- able from members or the hon. secre- tary, 21 Cardiff Street, Aberdare.
Cymanfa Ganu at Cwmaman. The sixth annual Gymanfa Ganu of the Aberdare Lower District Baptist Union was held on Easter Tuesday. The morning meeting was held at S&lem, Godreaman, and entirely given up to the children. Mr. David Rees, Cwm- aman, presided, and Mr. Wm. John Jenkins, Gwawr, conducted the singing. The children's singing shewed that they had been very carefully trained. The anthems. Hosanna i Fab Dafydd (D. Scourfield) and Milwyr lesu (W. Clay Jenkins), and a quartette by four members from Gwawr were among the items. An address was given by Mr. E. H. Lewis, Salem. The afternoon and evening meetings (for adults) were held at Seion. Cwmaman. under the con- ductorship of Mr. J. S. Rees, A.Y.C.M. The president was Mr. Rees Leach, Salem. Several tunes and the anthems, Daw'r gar leg oddi draw and Fel y brefa yr hydd," were sung. An address was delivered by Mr. J. Griffiths, Gwawr, and a solo rendered by Miss Iris Maud Davies, Seion. The Rev. T. Lloyd Rees, Gwawr, was president at the evening service. Mr. W. Clay Jen- kins, L.T.S.C., Seion. delivered an able address. Four members from Salem sang a quartette. The churches com- prising the union are Gwawr, Salem, and Seion. Miss Morfudd Lloyd, A.L.C.M., Cwmaman, and Mr. W. Grif- fiths, Gwawr, were the accompanists. The president of committee is Mr. W. Griffiths; vice-president, Mr. Dd. Rees treasurer, Mr Wm. Rees; and secre- tary, Mr. E. H. Lewis.
Trecynon Wedding. On Eftster Monday, at Bryn Seion C M. Church, Miss Annie Evans, of Mountain Ash. was united in matrimonv to Pte. D. J. Rees, S.W.B., son of Mr. and Mrs. David Rees, builder, 21 Ceme- tery Road, Aberdare. Air. Evans, brother of the bride, gave her away. Mr W. J. Rees, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. The Rev. John Morgan officiated. The honeymoon is being spent at Cardiff. The wedding party included Mr. and Mrs. D. Rees, Mr. Evans, Mis. W. J. Rees. Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Mrs. J. Jones, Mis. Harris. Messrs. T. Morgan and "W D. Williams. Pte. Rees is stationed at Rhyl, and prior to serving the colours was a mason in the employ of his father.
SMOKER AND PKESE.STATION A smoking concert was held on Satur- day evening at the Alien's Arms Hotel, under the auspices of the local Old English Game Fowl Fanciers' Society. Mr. J. W ilhams presiding. The follow- ing presentations to the winners from the Welsh National Shou held recently at Treharris took place. Mr. Hugh Ellis handed to Mr. T. K. Lukey the live guinea trophy for the best bird in I the show. Nir..1. overman, presented Mr. David Powell, Troedy- rhiw, with the silver challenge cup for the best bantam: and also handed to Air. H. D. Jones. Mountain Ash. the Novice Challenge Cup (given by Air. Geo. Mears). Sergt. H. Hiilman. oth Welsh, presented Mr. T. K. Lukey with the" Baroll IUwlldda" Silver Cup lor the best bird exhibited by any member of the club. The secretary, Air. T. L. Castrec, thanked all the mem- bers-for their kind assistance. The tol- lowing contributed to the harmony of the Alessrs. Tom Walton. E. Price, J. Powell. L. Minor, J. Davies, G. Anthony, W. It. Evans and E.
ABERAMAN. I DEATH AND IN TERMENT. Mr. James Davies, tailor, Post Office, Cardiff Itoad, passed away on Wednesday week After a protracted illness, patiently borne. Deceased, who was hi-ghly re- spected, had been sub-postmaster at ('ardiff Road for 19 years. He was a faithful member of Gwawr Baptist I Church, and a deacon for 16 years. He leaves a widow and six children, who are the objects of general sympathy. The funeral took place on Easter Mon- day. The Ynyslwy d Lodge of the R.A.O.B.. of which deceased was a. member aud treasurer, was well repre- sented. The Revs. T. Lloyd Rees, Gwawr, and David Davies officiated at the house, and the Revs. T. L. Rees and E. W. Llewelyn, Libanus, at the grave- side. Air. D. J. Williams performed the R.A.O.B. ceremony. The principal mourners were: First coach, Alessrs. William James, Tom and Edward Davies, • son. Walter Smith, Mountain Ash; William and John W. Vrrowsmith. sons- j in-law; 2nd coach, Richard Davies, .\Torris Davies, and John Davies. brothers; William Newcombe, John i Eynon, New Tredegar. and William j Eynon, Aberdare, brothers-in-law; 3rd coach, Edwin Davies, James and Arthur Neweombe, E. Davies and Edgar Jones, nephews; 4th coach, John Crewe, Black- wood; J. Scammel, E. R. Baker, W. Lewis, and T. J. Morgan; 5th coach, j A. Coleman, Richard John, Blackwood. Bearers: Bros. Tom Trueman, Sidney .Trupman, Owen Richards and Mark Williams, the R.A.O.B. Ynysfwyd Lodge; Alessrs. John Williams, Regent Street; Thomas John James, George Lewis, and John Owen, Gwawr. The marshalls were Brothers F, Winkley and Trueman. Wreaths were sent by: (1) Widow and children; (2) Brother i Tom and Julia, Derby; (3) Sister Sarah Ann; (4) Cousin William and Louisa, Bridgewater; (5) Cousins Sarah and Polly, Blackwood; (6) Mr. and Airs. A. Coleman and family. Blackwood; (7> ) Willie and Nellie Lewis, nephew and j niece; (8; Ynyslwyd Lodge R.A.O. B.
| (MWMBACH. ON FUPLOUGIT. i'-ivate Brvchan j W illtams, of Bridge Road, ha": been | nomo on tnrlongTi. Hr. 's with the 51-h Welsh. SOCIAL. At the Workmen's Hall on Friday evening last a .social tea was held under the auspices of Bryn Seion Dramatic Society. The trayholders were: Mrs. M. A. Jones, Misses M. Bufton, Jane Davies, Miriam William- Eunice Bufton, and M. J. Davies Carvers, Mrs. Arthur Harries, Mrs. E. Hughes, Miss Maggie Williams, and ■a~Pr 11 'h'hn Hughes. At 'he enter- tainment Mr. James Jones presided, j Solos were rendered bv Alessrs. Johnny I iyt!' Thoma:s E. Williams, David Lloyd, David T. Davies. Arthur Harris, Misses Katie Evans, Elizabeth Morgan. Miriam Williams, and Mrs. Mary Lewis. In a dialogue the following took part: oes,is. J. Llovd, D. T. DavieS I) W Wilcox. William Phillips, Thomas K. Williams, and Thomas Lewis. The sec- \f.ti15.r.ps W'P1'P: Miss Kate Evans and Mr. 1 UlaVi Al- Treasurer, Miss Eliz- abeth Alorgan. \ALEIHCTORY. At the Crown lun (In Saturday evening last a send-off leei-t was given to Corporal John Wjl- tho pack Watch, and Private Bert Dillon, of the Webdi Guards, both home on leave from the trenches. The ) chairman was Air. David G. Pu-slev • vice-chairman, Mr. William EHeiV j < efnpennar. Songs by Messrs. J. R' :'YJ?ef\r i J-wh^rdt:' William Ellerv. Joha Marks, W. Evans. Harry Dillon jG-orge Williams, Evan Evans, < pennar; W. Wheeler. R. Edwards, Tommy IJookei', A. Smith, and James nlft; hostess, Mrs. Jones, handed li to the two giiests a purse of gold pilch, and they suitably responded. Se- lections oil the gramophone were, given j fn Mi. (Teorge Sweet. The National Anthem was sung by Air. J R James WEDIMNG. -'Br3jm Seion Col^a- l\Tiho ] W;as °n Sunday moruing hp rvn!' of a vei'-v Pretty wedding, ie tracting parties being Misv the third daughter of "the M I" t1" i of Blaennantv- >es Road and Mr. William j^v, soit of Davies, Duffryn Anll". ac bride who was given away by her J; V1' ih°raas J°lm Daniel, was <«rtl> attiretl in a crepe de cnene •ia Avhite leghorn hat. The I'Tn', V;i,S Miss Joiles' Dudlev, ulst tht best, man was Air. David Tin- "iiMes, brother of the bridegroom Vis h'csent at the wedding were Alf Davh ¡í )V ?.0 britfi Alks Annie bVo'tl' '■ 1 '• f Rowland Davies ■, oi bridegroom; Misses Mattie >1* • ,ua!? an(l Eilwen Davies, cousin •• 'd niece ot bridegroom. The Rev R. of' Om'lriH; Af tbe home ,,i iw, nous oreafitast i'.es,.ntt-ll-frt'I)UTi'1 i « following were I' M i -Daniel, Aberaman; Airs wV i S 'iV Davld Buftou, Miss Sarah' \|, DAVID RET>S/W. J EV;U!' I's. Gentle, and Miss Annie M Davie*' 11 -Tni"11 ca111 w J1 • The honevmoon iJ r'^rTvT^iU Taffs WeI1- 1 'MAMA GAXI — The m. Seion^ Caniif-l! u-f,; i.eld (l°n«rc^ti0|ial Churches <I1!f'III'rI hv :\oJ is.; PhvlIi, Rees. Se1ù, wU? -rh!•lor-'« H ife; Misses M T "tv11- oIrs" Jillie DfiTies. V\"illi ims" '\Ve ')IVles' ^ra,h Evans, Bessie I 'L ufd T' R- Price' E- Mor- M Vones T Vnlli,mS' E. Dav:«-s. B.ut S,ih } aVlf>S': ?risses HaQ'^h Mrs T1 T i and Kate Daniel; i o'1, I • J. l^vus. Misses Maggie Price Mr' Tnme- W* H- Jones,' I Mi-. Jamt- Iliighes, Mesdames Hannah I Lh.welyn, D Bui (on, W. James, D. J. V^15fVr (,alce' W. H. Jones Williains. Cake, Messrs. W. IEF. ion" F AT U At the eveniiu- sPr. Mi' Af' tY ^uf,on Presided. Solo. Olvven Llovd. Selections bv T- vs. ;•>'non 'Choir. The Rev. R. H/ Davies lueseiAed Private Bryclian "i the members, with a handsome oiintain pen Private WTilliams suitahlv oiintain pen. Private Williams suitahlv e-jpn"ded. The conductor was Guardian M"Hughes, whilst Air. Fred Ree< ..M., presided at the organ T'be ccretury was Mr. T..T. Lewj; ¡
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Aberdare Police Court. Wednesday, April 26th.-Before Messrs D. W. Jones (chairman), F. W. Mander, J. H. Powell and J. O. George. 'Sunday Caming with Cards. Gaming with cards was the charge preferred against John Williams, David Cadwaladr and Jesse Viles, 3 married men of Aberaman. P.C. Morgan said that at 3.30 on Sunday afternoon, April 9th, in company with P.C. Rowlands, he saw the three defendants, with 17 other men, gaming with cards on a footpath leading from Blaengwawr Farm. Witness and P.C. Rowlands approached within 50 yards and saw cards and also money passing between the defendants. The de- fendants had scouts out watching, and one of the scouts saw the police hiding, and he shouted Police." Witftess and P.C. Rowlands then ran towards the defendants and caught Williams and Viles, and they recognised Cadwaladr. \V itness picked up cards anctekmoney from the ground. U The defendants had nothing to say and fines of 10s. each were imposed. Cattle Straying. Edwin Morgan, Trecynon, was or- dered to pay 10s. for allowing four cows to stray in Windsor Street Tre- cynon. Defendant said that the'fence of his field was down, and no men were to be had to repair it. The Council were now undertaking the work- of erecting a gate. Match in Mine. Lewis W. Jones pleaded guilty of having a match in his possession in Blaennant Colliery, Abernant. Mr. W. Kenshole prosecuted for the Powell Duffryn Co., and he said there was no doubt that in the present in- stance it was purely an oversight. The company, of course, were bound to bring such cases before the magistrates, whether the offence was due to care- lessness or oversight. On April 6th the man was searched, and a match was found in his waistcoat pocket. The Bench imposed a fine of 15s. i under and Ovet." j; Gaming at the Ynys Meadow. Wm. Evans, alias Wm. Lumley, clerk, of Cardiff, was brought up in custody chaigBi with gaming in a pub- lic place, vi £ *^Ynys Field, Aberdare. P.S. Owen Thomas, Aberdare, said he was in company of P.C. Be van at the Races on Tuesday. Witness was in plainclothes, and saw defendant sur- rounded by a crowd of young men. He had a wooden box on the ground, and a cloth on it. He was playing a game called under and over," with two dice. Bets were being freely made by the men who stood around, and several 6d. and 3d. bits were on the cloth when he (witness) approached. Defendant was taken to the Police Station and searched On him was found another cloth and a pack of cards, which had been manipulated for some purpose. The money found on him was t,3 17s. 1-id. in silver and copper. He was charged with gaming in a public place, and he replied: "I will say nothing, í only I wish I had another bottle of beer 1 before I was run in." (Laughter.) The Chairman told defendant he was I an old offender. He would now be sent < 1 down for 3 months hard labour. Transfer. I Mr. W. Kenshole applied tor the transfer Of the licence of the Oak Inn, Aberdare, from James David to John Lewis, Oak Street, Aberdare.—Grant- ed. Aberaman Youths- Caught. Eight boys from Aberaman, rang- ing from 13 to 16 years of age, were summoned for gaming with cards. P.C. Rowlands deposed to seeing the bovs on Michael's Field on Sunday, April 9th. He watched them fM some j time and saw money passing between ( them. There was a cry of "Police" i when they saw him and all of them ran. s He caught three, and reoegnised the y other 'five. q The Bench fined each of the defend- j o ants 5s. S
Letters to the Editor. GLORY OF TRENCH LIFE." Sir,—I wish to inform your readers that I am in no way responsible for the publication of the letter which appeared in your last week's issue under fhe above headline.—Yours, etc., D. J. PHILLIPS. ABERDARE RATES. Sir,—Aberdare ratepayers are this quarter faced with a substantial in- crease in the rates. The poor rate has gone up from 2s. lOd. in the £ to 3s., and the general district rate from 2s. to 2s. 2d. in the E. Thus the increase is 4d. in the C. For the Sept.-March, 1916, half-year the rates were 4s. 10d., and for the pres- ent half-year, April-Sept., 1916, they vi- are 5s. 2d., reaching the unenviable record of 10s. in the £ for the year. Taking, for instance, a house rated at £ 16, the rates payable for twelve months would be C8. To this must be added the water charge, amount- ing to about 21. Add ground rent and the usual tax, and the tenant- owner is no better off than the ten- ant-non-owner who lives in a 21s. per month tenement, except that the former may be dwelling in a slightly larger house, with the privilege of having from 2300 to £ 350 lying idle in his property, and which should be bearing interest at anything from 5 per cent. Exchequer Bonds to 50 per. cent in Rubber and Gold Mines. — Yours, etc., Aberdare. RATEPAYER.
Penrhiwceiber Tradesman's Death. The news of the death of Mr. Jacob Fine, pawnbroker, Penrhiwceiber, will be received with general regret. He was taken ill on April 18th, and re- moved to Mountain Ash Cottage Hospital, where an operation was performed upon him. He passed away on Saturday, April 22nd. Deceased came to Mountain Ash from Russia 30 years ago. Later he removed to Penrhiwceiber, where he opened business as pawnbroker. He leaves a wife and six children. On Sun- day, April 23rd, his mortal remains were conveyed from his residence to Cardiff, where the burial took place. The Rev. J. Hemburgh, of Cardiff, and Rev. Freidberg, of Aberdare, conducted the Jewish burial rites. We extend our sympathy to the sorrowing family. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. Frank Mills, Mountain Ash.
Cymanfa Ganu'r Plant at Aberdare. i The 27th annual children's singing festival in connection with the Aberdare Uppef District of the C.M.- Singing Union was held at Bethania Chapel, Aberdare, .on Easter Tuesday. The churches forming the Union are: Bethania and Nazareth, Aberdare; Ebenezer, Cwmbach; Libanus, Aber- aman; Hebron, Godreaman, and Soar, Cwmaman. The chapel was crowded to overflowing at both meetillg. The j conductor was Mr. W. Beddoe Stephens, organift of Bethania. The afternoon meeting was presided over by Mr. W. O. Lloyd, Cwmaman, the Rev. W. D. Morris introducing the meeting with prayer. Several tunes were very effectively sung, j introducing the meeting with prayer. Several tunes were very effectively sung, j The march-anthem, "Rhagom, Filwyr Iesu (W. Jenkins, Ferndale) was ren- dered most beautifully, the variety in the different movements being well ishown. The children were catechised in the "Life of Solomon" and the "Miracles of Christ" by Mr. D. Timothy Davies, B.A., Aberdare. The I children chanted the Lord's Prayer and the Doxology. Mr. D. J. Hughes-Jones, Cwmbach, presided at the evening ser- vice, and Mr. J. Williams, Hebron, in- troduced the meeting. "A oes yno le i mi was sung in memory of departed members. Also the chants, "All Saints" and "Dol-y-blodau/' were sung. The j children were further catechised in" the "Miracles of Christ" by Mr.. Timothy Davies. Miss Jane Young, Bethania, J was the organist. The officers of the < union are: Chairnwn, Mr. D. J. Hughes- i Jones; treasurer, Mr. D. Williams Blaengwawr; secretary, Mr. Thomas Thomas, Bronallt, Aberdare.
Aberdare & District Licensed Victuallers Association. The above met on Wednesday at the Green Dragon, Aberdare. Mr. Daniel Davies, Cross Inn, Trecynon, president, was in the chair, supported by Mr. Harold Knight, Prince Albert Inn (vice- president) and Mr. W. R. Jones, ac- countant, the secretary. The question of increasing the prices of Burton beers was considered, and it was resolved that the same be increased to 4td. pr pint, 3d. per large glass, 2id. for half pint; bitter ales to be 6d. per pint and 3d. per half pint. Mineral waters were increased to 2:1-d. per bottle. Corked sodas and best minerals were increased to 3d. per bottle. It tran- spired that the South Wales brewers had not increased their prices, conse- t quently it was arranged that the prices of locally-brewed beers remain as before. ( See advertisement in another column.
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Abercynon Wedding. A pretty wedding was solemnized at the English Wesleyan Church Moun- tain Ash, on Monday last. The con- tracting parties were Mr. W. J. Price, 3 Edward Street, Abercynon, and Miss E. Stone. 76 Herbert Street. The offi- ciating ministers were the Rev. H Barraelough, Aberdare, and the Rev. J. T. Williams, Abercynon. The bride was given away by her father, while the duties of best man were carried out by Mr. G. Stone, brother of the bride. Budesmaids, Miss B. M. Price, Miss F. John, and Miss G. Beddis. Present at the church were: Mrs. E. J. Sto/e. mother of the bride; Mr. j. G. Titley and Mrs. Titley. After the ceremony the happy couple repaired to the home of the bride, where a goodly number of riends and releatives nartook of a sumptuous breakfast.
tnd CLAM. VOLUNTEER TRAINING CORPS., ABERDARE. Orders for Week ending May 6, 1916. Sunday. Church Parade at Tabernacle I Church. To assemble at Drill Hall at 10.15 a.m. Class .Firing, p.m. I Tuesday.—Platoon Drill 7.4.j p.m. I Wednesday—Class Firing 7 p.m. Thiii-s(Il-iv.-Plat.o(iii Drill 7 u.in. I Saturday.—Class Firing 6 p.m. For Duty.—Platoon Commander W. C. Cox; Platoon Scrgt. H. H. Coflette; I section Conimandei, F. D. E. Geoi-ge. A. L. GREGOR, I Company Commander. j
-1If Haggar's, Aberdare. c ] Next Week: H Protea III. Her race ] with death." I That heart gripping story of A. E. I Mason s, The Four Feathers," is being screened our worthy Coun- cillor 11-iii. Haggar this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Mason, the great romantic writer, never pub- hsfied anything more touching than this. It is appropriate to the times. Ihe story tells of a young man who is undeservedly accused of being a shirker from his plain duty—the colours. Most pathetic it becomes in parts, but exceedingly realistic, when he hands the four white feath- ers back to their unkind donors. The tables are turned and the donors of the four feathers find themselves in a horrible hole. No. 18 of the Broken Coin will also be shown, and Xo. 10 of the screaming farce. "Patsy Boli- var. f or Monday, Tuesday and ednesday of next week Mr. Haggar has secured the strong and attractive Protea III. or to give it its sub- title. Her race with death YTLLO I Josette Andriot has gai-ned enormous tilm fame for her daring acts. She is a. detective, and to recover certain plans she leaps from horseback to a moving train. But then, that is only one of her extraordinary leaps be- tween life and death. In addition to this great thrilling drama a further progression of The Exploits of Elaine" will also be shown. Mr. Haggar has secured at great expense the film of the year. viz.T" The Circus of Death." The children's matinee on Saturday afternoons will be continued, but no increased price wille charged.
— The baby was yelling at the rate of a mile a minute and the father and mother stood over the crib. with the laudanum bottle between them. "No," he paid, "you pour it put, Sarah, I can't trust myself." 1 I
PENRHIWCEIBER. PERSONAL.—Mr. William J. Duglan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Duglan. Brynamlwg Villas, and who left two years ago for South Africa, has joined the Rhodesia Rifle Brigade, and is doing well. He was prior to embarking to South Africa employed in the clerical department of the Penrhiwceiber Co-operative Society. CYMANFA GANU. The annual children's singing festival of the Lower District of the Welsh Congregational Churches, which includes Mountain Ash, Miskin, and Penrhiwceiber, was held on Good Friday at Carmel, Penrhiwceiber. The afternoon meeting was presided over-by Mr. W..J. Pearce Roberts, of Bethania, Mountain Ash. whilst the conductor was Mr. David Jones, of Beth- ania. The evening service was held at Carmel, when Mr. Hugh Roberts. Car- mel. presided. The organist was Mr. David Lewis Richards, A.R.C.M. The l conductor paid a very high tribute to the children for their excellent render- II ing. A solo was sung by Miss Amy Jenkins. The afternoon service was commenced by the Rev. Daniel Davies, pastor, and the evening service by the Rev. John Phillips. The examiner was the Rev. John Phillips, Mountain Ash. Addi esses were given by Revs. Daniel Davies, J. Phillips, and William Davies. The officers of the committee are Chair- man, Mr. John Phillips; treasurer, Mr. Samuel Thomas, Bethel; secretary, Mr. B. E. Williams, Mountain Ash. In the I afternoon a tea was provided for the children. The trayholtiers were: Mrs. Price, Miss Gladys Thomas, Mrs. Thomas, London; 'Mrs. Douglas. jTrs. Griffiths, Miss Samuel, Mrs. Wilson and sister. MOUNTAIN ASH AND DISTRICT Hairdressers' Association. — A presenta- tion meeting was held at Thomas' MOUNTAIN ASH AND DISTRICT Hairdressers' Association. A presenta- tion meeting was held at Thomas' Restaurant, Mountain Ash, on Thursday. when a large number of members of the above association assembled to present Air. Ed. E. Williams. Nantllys, Pen-, rhiweeiber, who has been for the last 12 years the energetic treasurer of the Association. The presentation took the foriii of a handsome gold medaL in- 'I scribed as follows —"Presented to Mr. Ed. E. Williams by the Mountain Ash and District Hairdressers" Association. March 1st, 1916." Mr. Williams is very popular in 'Penrhiwceiber and the surrounding districts. Latelv he re- linquished the liairdressiug business to take up the duties of dental agent for his brother^ Mr. D. Ernest Williams. his brother, Mr. D. Ernest Williams. Mr. E. Wilkins, the chairman, in handing over to Mr. Williams tke gift, referred to the able manner in which he had performed his services as treasurer. Mr. W. H. Thomas, the hon. secretary, endorsed the eulogy of the re- cipient, and dwelt upon his services to I the Association. Mr. Williams re- sponded, and thanked his fellow-mem- I bers for their kind words and deeds. Whenever he would look upon that beautiful treasure he should think of his I fellow-members of the Association, A WHIST DRIVE AND DAXCE, oilgaiiised by Miss D. Barnett, Aber- j cynon, and Mrs. Blacker, Penrhiwceiber, in connection with St. Winifred's Church Hall, was held on Easter Monday night II at the Hall. The proceeds will go to the Church Hall Fund. The band was under the direction of Mr. J. Lloyd, Aberdare. The duties of M.C. were entrusted to Mr. P. T. Bowen, Treorky, and Mr. Jim Bevan, Penrhiwceiber. There were present:—Mr. Blacker, sen., Miss Maud Blacker, Alis, D. Barnett. Mr. R. Davies, Abercynon; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Mathews, Private N- t Robins. v Harry Robins, Aberaman; Mr. Harry At- kins, Messrs. S. Bevan, Griffiths, Jenkins. Dobson, Evans, Wilkinson, Rees. Jack Jones, Mountain Ash; W. J. Williams, Abercynon; Miss Davies, Miss Heath, Mr. Arthur Bowen, Treharris; Mr. P. T. Bowen, Mr. Jim Bevan. Mr. and 3frs. D. England, Messrs. O. Cobley and Stanley Cobley, Mrs. Alice Jones, Miss Oliver, Mrs. Albert Lewis, Hi«s M. Lewis, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Gibbon, Miss May Gunter, Miss Louisa Jones, Mr. and Mrs. T. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. T. Alorris, Miss C. Brown, Mis-, Wilccx, Aberaman; Messrs. R. Harris, Bert Cressley, Frank Morris, Penygraig; Gwilym Evans and D. DaViec, PoTth; I William Randell, Porth; L. Griffith:" Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Jones and Syd Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Easter- brook, Messrs. 1Y. Coates, W. Smith, i t1- -fanies, Evan Davies. Hubert Jenkins, D. T. Trelawney, J. Gregory, Miss Britto.p. Mr. Richard Williams, Miss Morris, Mr. Joseph. Williams. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Powell. Messrs. J. Gregory D. B. J ones, W. J. Jones, Prank Alorris and Sam Phillips, Tonv- pandy; Mr. Morgan and Miss Betl, Mr. T. kenvyn, Driver J. M. c'ob Messrs. R. Williams, T. Harthaway, T. Roberts, Mrs. Albert Lloyd, Misses May Ihomas, Mary Davies, A. Thomas i A. Jones, Mrs. Harding, Mrs. William", Messrs. Stanley Bevan, J. Bishop, E. Lewis, D. J. Evans, Alf. Davies, Ted Thomas W Griffiths, Lewis Jones, and vV. Lodwick. The M.C. of the whist drive was Mr. Arthur Bowen. The winners of the whist dri,e weri, Gentlemen: 1, Mr. H. Robins; 2, Mr. Harry Atkins; ladies, 1, Mrs A Wil- lams; 2 A Friend. The prizes were presented by Miss D. Barnett and Mr. Arthur Bowen. Songs were given by Mr. Rees, Penygraig, and Miss Maud Blacker. Jtr. K. Davies accompanying. Ii
I MOUNTAIN ASH. SPRING^ DELIGHTS.—Ted Mac s *it lou Straws and Daintv Sov'r- uear, Oxford Street. MSTKDDFOD srcCKSS.On Tiies. Ua3 Mr. A\m. Morris' Choir won tin- Juvenile Competition at PontypooJ. CLEVKR LITTLE MCSICIVN Ax aster 'lummy Davies, grandson of Mr 1 nomas Edmunds, Dover House, was unfortunately missed for the platform performance of the piano soio. telle. Jn the preliminary he gained /o marks, the winner's mark^heiii"- only 74. PAHlSH CHIRCH. The ihreej hours service on Good Fridav was con uucted by tiie Re\. J. Morgan. Vicar of x jeraman. There were chon! com- munion services at 7, 9 and'11 o'clock on Eúster Sunday morning. Tours office for communion in F was sung bv the choir. Morning prayer was said a'i j 10.15. Evensong was conducted by the > icar. rim Canticles wer<> suii<j; to Gar- rett The special anthem was^" Break fol-tli into I DCFFKYN STB KET C.HAPEL. loe Band of Hope in connection with the above church gave a capita] render- ing of a service of song on Good Fri/Iav evening, entitled, Oniv a Gipsv." The story was read by the pastor's Jadv I and the highly appreciated limeJigln I pictures were manipulated hy Mr T Davies, assisted by Mr. Arnold Da vies." Ihe children s singing of the prettv music showed that they had been well I trained, tht?'I'olloxN-in(, ladies I)ejn_ re- sponsible: Miss B. Fryer, Mrs. J. Thomas and Mrs. J. S. Stanfield. Mas- ter Percy Fryer presided at the organ. '• Badham was the conductor. Ihe pastor, Rev. E. Binges, occupied the chair. Great success. i THE IDEA IS CAPITAL and will in" torest yon. Good return in Hats. Caps and Tics for your money at Ted Mi.c's.
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ABERNANT. Plil'SON A L.— e regret to learn that Mr. Wm. Hughes. M.E., manager ot Blaenant Collier}, has been indis- posed for some weeks. He is now, how- ever, making slight progress towards recovery. LEVEL I te .(, are increasing signs of renewed activity at Level yr At on Pit. Screens were constructed some time ago, and several trucks of coal are filled every day. For manv months, if not for some years, nothing but water was raised. It is gratifying to know that developments are pro- ceeding, and that employment will be given to a larger number of men in the course of a short time.
ASERIJARE, DEATH. We regret to record the death of Mrs. Lewis, wife of Mr. John Lewis. 5 Natit- Row. Deceased had been iiiling a long time. She was a member of St. Elvan's Church. A pathetic fact is that this is the third death in the family iu less than nine months, two daughters having passed away in the meantime.
CADLYS. M.I.S.—On Thursday evening a paper was read under the auspices of the above -ocie.ty by Mr. Evan Evans. The sub- ject was Mozart." The Hev. D. Bas- id4 set! presided. A discussion followed, Mr. Arthur Thomns. t, and L., Mrs. (Kev.) Bassett and the chairman taking part.
TRECYNON. CARMEL C.M. On Sunday last the Rev. R. S. Thomas, Abercynon, was the preacher at Carmel. At Brvn Seion the Rev. T. E. Davies. Dowlais. occupied the pulpit.
HIRWAIN. DEATH AND INTERMENT. We regret to record the death of Mr. David Thomas, 16 Cross Street, Hirwain, which occurred suddenly on Good Friday afternoon. Deceased, who was highly respected, was a native of Cwmtawe, but had spent the greatest part of his life at Aberamaii. He had also spent some years in the U.S.A. He was a brother to Messrs. William Thomas, 366 Cardiff Road, and Benjamin Thomas, Pendervn Place. Aberaman. The funeral took place on Tuesday at the Aberdare Ceme- tery. The Rev. E. Wern Williams. Nebo. officiated. Mourners: First coach. Mr. Thomas Thomas, brother. Mrs. Benjamin Thomas, sister-in-law: Mrs. Bessy Llewelyn, Llwynypia; Mrs. Susan Morris and Mrs. Ann Rees, Treherbert, cousins: Idris Thomas, grandson; 2nd coach. Misses Maggie, Elizabeth Mary and Annie Thomas, Mrs. Dan Phillips, Mrs. William Williams, and Miss Katie Thomas, nieces; 3rd coach, Mr, Thos. Thomas, Private David Thomas, 5th Welsh; David Thomas, Tom Thomas, and William Thomas, nephews; Phillip Davies, Cwmaman, cousin: 4th coach. Mrs Jones, Mrs. Davies, and Mrs. Collins. The bearers were: Mr. WJliams. Boot Stores; Messrs. J. Williams. Dan Thomas, David Jones, Evan Davies, and John Collins. Several of deceased's friends from Aberaman met the cor^efr» at the New Cemetery. '4.
treasui'er, Air. Thomas liees. Superin- tendents, Messrs. Thomas Lloyd, Thomas Jones, R. Lewie, and W. Uriffith".