CADLYS. CHEAPEST CYCLES for 1916 are Royal Enfields, ^6 28. 6d. upwards._ Parker Bros. YOU will be pleased after calling at JAY'S. J FORD'S in Stock with Sheen, Aberdare. ON FURLOUGH. Private Garnon Mills, Gadlys Street, of the Mechanical Transport Section, A.S.C., has been home on leave for the week-end from Lee Green, London. Before enlisting he was employed as a printer at the Leader" Office.
ABERDARE. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. FOR THE BEST selection of Garden Seeds, go to Emrys Evans', M.P.S., Aberdare. Only first prize seeds stocked. FORD'S in Stock with Sheen, Aberdare. CHEAPEST CYCLES for 1916 are Royal Enfields, .£6 2s. 6d. upwards.— "PQ"P1TAT* "RTflQ BETHANIA (C.M.). The pulpit of this church on Sunday last was occupied by the Rev. John Evans, Abercarn. MISSION. On Sunday afternoon and evening last at St. Mark's Mission lantern services were held. The after- noon service took the place of the Sun- day School. Mr. W. H. Templeman gave the addresses, and Mr. D. Thomas was at the lantern. ST. ELVAN'S. On Sunday morning last the Te Deum was sung to Helmore's setting and the Benedictus to Dykes in F. The Vicar officiated and preached. At the evening service the Vicar of Aberaman occupied the pulpit. The offertories throughout the day were given to the Additional Curates Society. TRINITY. — At Trinity English C.M. Church on Sunday the preacher was the Rev. A. J. Jenkins, professor of Psychology at Belfast University. In the evening his text was Acts 2. 17. He dwelt eloquently upon dreams and visions. Dreams were dreamt by the old and visions were seen by the young. There were visions which were disas- trous, but others cheered, inspired and edified those who saw them. COUNCIL REPORT. In the report of the Aberdare District Council last week it was stated that Mr. G. D. Mor- gan, chief clerk in the Electricity and Tramways Department, had asked the Council to write to the authorities ask- ing for his release from H.M. Forces, inasmuch as he thought he could render greater service to the country by re- maining at his present post. We are asked by Mr. A. J. Abraham, general manager, to state that it was he (Mr. Abraham) who wrote to the Council, inasmuch as he understood that the Council members generally considered that Mr. Morgan would render greater service to his country by remaining at his post. It should be added that the Council advertised for a successor to Mr. Morgan, but obtained no replies. JUMBLE SALE. In. connection with St. David's Presbyterian Church a very successful jumble sale was held on Monday, the 15th inst. Mrs. Ken- shole, Lady High Constable, opened the sale, expressing her hearty good wishes for its success. The saleswomen at the different tables were:—Mrs. Ken- shole, Mrs. Robertson, Highland Placel Mrs. Reynolds, Brynteg; Mrs. Peters and the Misses Peters, Stuart Street; Mrs. D. Mackintosh, Stuart Street; Mrs. R. J. Dickson, Brondeg House; Mrs. Cameron, Clifton Street; Mrs. W. Griffiths, Cardiff Road; Mrs. McCor- mack, Monk House; Miss Morris, Tanybryn Street; Miss Thomas, Jenkin Street; the Misses Davies, Unity House; Miss Hill, Fothergill Street, and Miss Steward, Pendarren Street. There was also a stall under the ckre of the Troop of St. David's Boy Scouts. Tea was provided under the presidency of Mrs. Grace, Canon Street, and Miss Grace, Whitcombe Street, and partaken of by a goodly number. INTERMENT. The remains of the late Mrs. Williams, wife of Mr. E. Wil- liams, grocer, were laid to rest in Aber- dare Cemetery on Monday. The funeral was for men only, and a number of local tradesmen and others attended, in- cluding Councillor George Powell, Messrs. Emrvs Evans, Tom Evans, J. A. Evans, E. Parr, J. D. Thomas (solicitor), D. Rees Jones, John Evans, R. H. Miles, W. Leyshon (Porth), Gvrilym M. Evans (Cardiff), D. P. Jones, Beddoe Stephens, David Evans, T. Lewis, John Mills, Essex Thomas (Abernant), D. Williams (Blaengwawr), W. Mason, Morgan Davies, L. Williams, etc. Deacons of Nazareth C.M., of which church deceased was an ardent member for many years, acted as bear- ers. They were: Messrs. R. H. Lewis, Thomas Jones, David Landeg, John Davies* and David Phillips. The mourn- ers were: First coach, Husband; Messrs. D. W. Williams, Gilbert Wil- liams, Bridgend; Fred Williams, Mcrthyr, and Robert Williams, sons; 2nd coach, Messrs. W. H. Lewis, Derby, son-in-law; Bert Lewis and Alwyn Wil- liams, grandsons; Rev. W. S. Davies, Llwydcoed, and Rev. R. Williams, Nazareth; 3rd coach, Messrs. John Evans, Cardiff; Octavius Evans, Rhymney; David Jones, Caerphilly, and Mr. Bevan, Crumlin; 4th coach, Messrs. Daniel Williams, Penpark, Car- marthen, and his son; Rees Jones, senior and junior, Llandovery; Rees Williams, Llandovery; 5th coach, the bearers. The Revs. R. Williams (de- ceased's pastor) and W. S. Davies officiated at the house, and the Revs. J. Lewis, Hebron, and R. Williams at the graveside. The Rev. T. Powell, C.M., Cwmdare, was also present. Mr. J. Zachariah, undertaker, Aberdare, had charge of the funeral arrange- ments. PRUDENTIAL ANNUAL SOCIAL.— At Miles' Restaurant, on Friday even- ing, Mr. D. J. Eynon, Superintendent of the Aberdare District of the Pru- dential Assurance Co., entertained his staff to a supper and social. After a splendid repast Mr. Eynon, who was in the chair, proposed, and Mr. David Jones, retired Superintendent, seconded the toast of "The King." This was heartily responded to.—Mr. David Jones, an old Prudential stalwart, then pro- posed the toast of "The Prudential Assurance Company." He remarked upon the great success attained by the Company. This toast was seconded by Mr. D. J. Williams, another Insurance veteran, supported by Mr. Tom Wil- liams, and heartily drunk by the gather- ing. In a smart speech Mr. E. Parsons, Assistant Superintendent, Hirwain Section, proposed "The Agents," which was seconded by Mr. F. C. Edwards, Assistant Superintendent, Aberaman Section. The toasts of "The District," proposed by Mr. F. C. Edwards, and seconded by Mr. George Moses, Agent, and "The Visitors," proposed by Mr. Edwards, and seconded by Mr. Parsons, were drunk with enthusiasm.—Mrs. M. E. Davies ably responded.—A vote of sympathy was accorded Messrs. D. Williams and P. G. Bevan in their ill- nesses.—A vote of condolence was passed with the widow of the late Prudential Agent, Mr. D. Richards, Albert Street. —The meeting wished a safe return to Messrs. E. J. Williams, P. T. Hughes, and J. G. Havard, of the Staff, who have joined the colours.—After the toast to "The Host" had been given and responded to, Mr. Eynon thanked the Company for their presence, and the Prudential Staff generally for their close co-operation with him in the past year, which has so helped the Aberdare Dis- trict to attain the very high position in the records of the Company. Mr. L. J. Davies contributed to the musical programme.
ABERAMAN. FOGO'S in Stock with Sheen, Aberdare. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. CHEAPEST CYCLES for 1916 are Royal Enfields, < £ 6 2s. 6d. upwards.— Parker Bros. ST. MARGARET'S. — The preacher at this church on Sunday evening last was the Rural Dean, the Rev. James A. Lewis, B.A., Vicar of Aberdare. BALLOT. The National Union of Gasworkers and General Labourers (South Wales and Monmouth District) recently ballotted for three delegates to the Biennial Congress. Mr. R. M. Evans, Oakland Terrace, Aberaman, who was second on the ballot, obtaining 1,370 votes, is the secretary of the local branch. TEA. In connection with the Sun- day School Association a tea was held at the Church Hall on Monday evening. The Rev. J. Morgan, Vicar, was present. The trayholders were: Miss Kathleen Powell, Miss Mason, Miss Troakes ana Mrs. Smith, George Street. General assistance was given by Misses Amy
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ABERCWMBOI. ALL trams and buses lead you to JAY'S. DEATH. An old inhabitant passed away early on Sunday morning in the person of Mr. John Thomas, known as "John y Brawd," 3 Bronallt Terrace. He was a native of Cardiganshire, but had resided in Abercwmboi for a long period. DEATH AND INTERMENT. John, the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. William Jones, 3 William Street, passed away on Thursday last. The interment took place on Monday at Maesyrarian Cemetery. The Rev. J. Bowen Davies officiated. The mourn- ers were: Father; Messrs. Rees Thomas, step-brother; James James, Levi Davies, Abraham Williams, Thomas Roberts, John Jones, James Whitehead, and John D. Davies, uncles; Tommy and Johnny Roberts, cousins. Many floral tributes were sent. CINDERELLA DANCE. On Wed- nesday week the first Cinderella dance was held at the Workmen's Hall, there being a good attendance. In the waltz- ing competition 15 couples entered, when the 1st prize was awarded Mr. and Mrs. Tom Nutt, Mountain Ash; 2nd,- Mr. Ned Davies and Miss Brown, Aberaann. The adjudicators were Messrs. Edgar Rees, Abercwmboi, and James Halton, Aberaman. Mr. S. Pugh, Mountain Ash, was the accompanist. R.A.O.B. A grand singing com- petition was held on Monday week at the Cefnpennar Hotel under the aus- pices of the Cefnpennar Lodge. Primo J. Ellery presided. The Rev. J. Simon was the adjudicator. Out of 15 com- petitors Air Ap Morris captured the first prize, and Mr. Joe Ellery 2nd. Mr. W. Davies, Abercwmboi, and Mr. E. Davies, Cefnpennar, were the ac- companists. WORKMEN'S HALL. — On Monday night a grand performance of the children's cantata, "Bo-Peep's Picnic," was given by Bethlehem Juvenile Choir, conductor, Mr. Philip Rees, A.C. The proceeds were devoted to the Abercwm- boi Sewing Guild to provide comforts for soldiers. In the unavoidable absence of Mr. E. Perrott, who had sent a cheque towards the cause, the Rev. J. Bowen Davies presided. The perform- ance was highly appreciated. Professor Jonah Rees, A.R.C.O., was the, accom- panist. Privates Arthur Williams, R.E., and Daniel James, 1st Dorsets, were presented on behalf of the Heroes' Presentation Fund with a wristlet watch each. Mrs. Evans, 100 John Street, and Mrs. Davies, 93 John Street, two old residents, in making the presentations, wished the boys every success. The recipients thankfully re- sponded. The chairman moved a hearty vote of thanks to the choir and con- ductor, which was seconded by Mr. John Evans.
POST OFFICE NOTICE. Commencing on Monday next, the 22nd inst., the Head Post Office in Canon Street, Aberdare, will be open for public business from 9.0 a.m. to 1.0 p.m., and 3.0 p.m. to 7.0 p.m. Tele- grams only will be accepted between 1.0 p.m. and 3.0 p.m. The above change also applies to the Mountain Ash Post Office.
"v_ Cwmdare Notes. BY RAFFLES. Some people cannot distinguish be- tween a joke and an insult. Poor dabs! Who were the two men who could not tell the difference between a fox and a hare? Raffles knows. There is a Rip Van Winkle at Cwm- dare. He recently slept for 40 hours- after the bottle was empty. Mary Elizabeth Ann's new hat is the talk of the village. The colour is very attractive. It is a mixture of parrot green, bright orange, canary and black, and claret and mustard. Raffles is colour blind since he saw it. blind since he saw it. After much consideration Raffles has formed a non-combatant corps for con- scientious objectors to work, and not twaddle The officers appointed are: Drill-sergeant, Popcorn; Platoon Ser- geants, Bumper and Gaffer Nos; Section Commanders, Bagpipes, Rock- salt, and Twm Talcen. Slip. Orders for next week: Target-firing after stop- tap. No orthoptics, no stimulants. The first duty of the above corps will be to visit all the hen coops and order earlier cock-crowing in support of the Daylight Saving Bill. The piano at the corner house wants tuning badly; I heard it on Saturday. Talk about a circular saw! The vice-chairman is "progressing favourably," as the newspapers say. He carries out the instructions on the label of his medicine bottle to the letter. They read: "Keep the bottle well corked." To be on the safe side he has not re- moved the cork.
I I VICTOR FREED, Mountain Ash, Invites you to apply for his PIANO CATALOGUE Before purchasing elsewhere. VERY LIBERAL DISCOUNT TO CASH BUYERS. Free Lessons. ■■ t THE ABERDARE STEAM LAUNDRY Co., Ltd. NOTICE. OWING to the increased cost of materials, such as Soap, Starch, Soda. Paper, etc., we are obliged to make an additional charge for all Laundry work done on and after May 20tli. 1916. E. PRATT, Manager. S. WATSON Artistic Picture Frame Maker BEST VALUE AND ) GOOD FINISHED WORK. J PLEASE NOTE-S. WATSON has no inter- I est in any Studio. Only Address— 13 Dean St.,Aberdare Dentistry. Mr. Tudor Williams has pleasure in an- nouncing that his old established Dental Surgery is now open with practical, skilled Operators & Mechanics. NEW —— — 5-SEATER CAR FOR HIRE. Suitable for Parties, Weddings, eta. Moder:-at. Charges. Apply,-WILKINS, 53 HERBERT STREET, ABERDARE. D. TYSSUL DAVIES, Builder. Contractor & Undertaker Estimates given for Bricked Graves. Personal attention to Funerals. Offices: MOUNT PLEASANT, TRECYNON, Aberdare. D. PHILLIPS, TAILOR AND DRAPER, 40 CANON ST., ABERDARE All Orders promptly attended to. Mournings a Speciality. EMIGRATION. Passengers booked to the UNITED STATES, CANADA, SOUTH AFRICA, AUSTRALIA and all parts of the World by T. D. WILLIAMS, Public Auditor dt Accountant, !Valuep A House Agent. tradesmen's Books Posted and Audited. All kinds of Insurances arranged. Rents Collected. Office-10 Ganon St., Aberdare E. Lewis Jones & Go. Auctioneers A Valuers, HOUSE, LAND & ESTATB AGBNTS. ACCOUNTANTS & AUDITORS. LIF. & GENERAL INSURANCE AGENTS. Local Agents for the "Royal Line Bristol. Fastest to Canada. LOCAL AGENTS FOR THE IDEAL WOVEN WIRE FENCE. Note Address- 22 CARDIFF STREET, ABERDARE (Above Singer's). No connection with No. 21. WOODS' CHALLENGE REMEDY It ruaranteed under the sum of olIO. te care ii per cent. more cases than any; other advertised remedy. Do not waste time or money experi- menting with unknown remedies. Price, as. Od., extra strong, 418. ed. Mrs. Wood will be pleased to givo Advice Free of Charge. Honrs, 10 to IS. Stamp for particulars and copies of Testimonials. Mr. A Mrs. W. WOOD, Ladies' Medical Specialists, to LOTJIS STREINT, LEBDft. KILL THAT INSECT, TOMMY. Send your pals "out vonder" aome tint of HARRISON'S NURSERY POMAEM —they'll be very acceptable. Whom you —they'll be very acceptable. Wb«a y»a haven't time to wash there's a hip chance you'll have "companions." A little Harrison's Pomade lulls every In- sect on hair and body. Insist on havlaf Harrison's Pomade. "Tins of Comfort^ at 4id. and 9d. Sold by all Chemiste- or by post from Harrison, Chemist, Reading.-Agent for Aberdare: ImTis Evans, Chemist, 9-10 Victoria Bquatel Aberaman, I. E. Thomas; Mouittain Ash, W. H. Jones, Chemist; Pearkiw. ceiber, A. M. Jones. EVERY WO M t, Should send two stamps for our 32 page Illustrate^ Book, containing Valuable Information how r* Irregularities and Obstructions may be entire avoided or removed by simple means. Ke^.tr^ mended by eminent Physicians, u the O\ Safe, Sure and Genuine Remedy. .LevtSr Fa!). Thoutfnds of Testimonials. Established ll MR. PAUL BLANCHARD, Qlaremont House. Dalston Lane
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PENYWAIN. JAY'S easy payment system is easy • for you. CANA (CONG.)- — The Rev. Ben Vaughan, Cwmdare, preached at this chapel on Sunday last.
TRECYNON. FORD'S in Stock with Sheen, Aberdare. JAY'S easy payment system is easy for you. CHEAPEST' CYCLES for 1916 are Royal Enfields, £ 6 2s. 6d. upwards.— Parker Bros. CARMEL C.M. — On Sunday last the pulpit of Carmel was occupied by the Rev. D. Teify Davies, Hirwain. BRYN SEION (C.M.).—The Rev. W. D. Morris, Cwmaman, was the preacher at this church on Sunday last. WEDDING. On Wednesday last week, at St. Fagan's Church, a pretty wedding was solemnised. The contract- ing parties were Miss Elizabeth J. Harris, 32 Cemetery Road, and Mr. B. J. Evans, 15 Bryn Terrace, Cwmdare. The bride, who was attired in a navy blue costume and wore a white leghorn hat, was given away by her brother, Mr. W. Harris. Miss Maggie Harris, Err yd House, was bridesmaid, and wore a navy blue costume with white hat trimmed with pink. Mr. T. J. Evans, brother of bridegroom, was the beet man. The wedding breakfast was par- taken of at the bride's home. The wedding party included: Mrs. Harris, mother of bride; Mrs. L. G. Lewis and Mrs. J. Parry, Porth, sisters; Messrs. Dan and Tom Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Evans, bridegroom's parents; Mrs. Nicholas, sister; Dewi Evans, brother, and Miss M. E. Thomas. After breakfast the bridal party, accom- panied by Messrs. W. J. Harris, W. Harris, and Miss M. E. Thomas, motored to Llandovery, where the honeymoon is being spent. Several presents were re- ceived. The motor cars were supplied by Mr. Fred Wilkins, Aberdare.
MATTHEWSTOWN. JAY'S easy payment system is easy for you. CHEAPEST CYCLES for 1916 are Royal Enfields, X6 2s. 6d. upwards.- Parker Bros. I SALONICA SOLDIER'S APPEAL. — Appended is a copy of a letter sent home by Private A. W. Moore, Headquarters Company, 7th Batt. Oxford L. Bucks, 2-2 Salonika Army: —"Dear Mother,—I see that Penrhiwceiber boys are not forgotten. Are there no funds at home to recognise us poor chaps from j Tynte ? It seems as if we were forgotten. There are men here from other places jwho receive a parcel of fags or tobacco from a fund, and a pipe each. But the poor Tynte chaps get nothing. I wish I could write a letter to the "Aberdare Leader" on this matter. Here we are fighting for the rights of our country, and we have been cut almost since the outbreak of war. Sorely we are de- serving of some little recognition for our services. I hope some fund will soon be organised at home to send us a little occasional parcel.—From your loving son,—ALBERT."
PENRHIWCEIBER. LET JAY supply you on their easy payment system. CHEAPEST CYCLES for 1916 are Royal Enfields, J66 2s. 6d. upwards.— Parker Bros. PULPIT. At Hermon C.M. Chapel on Sunday last the Rev. Rowland Mor- gan, of Creigiau (late pastor), officiated. CARMEL. The Rev. Daniel Davies, pastor, preached at Carmel on Sunday evening on the words in Exodus 3. 3. JERUSALEM (W.B.). On Sunday evening last the Rev. W. S. Thomas, pastor of the church, paid a high tribute to the sterling character of the late Miss Myfanwy Hughes, a faithful member of the church. FIRE BRIGADE. On Thursday night last the Penrhiwceiber Fire Brigade turned out for hydrant drill under Captain Griffith Thomas and Lieut. Emrys Lewis. Many remarked on the smartness of the Brigadiers. Ten men turned out. BETHESDA (B.). On Sunday even- ing last at the above church the Rev D. Howells (pastor) baptised by im- mersion the following new members of the church: -Misses Edith Morgan, Claudia Evans, Bronwen Morris, and May Rees. GALLANTRY ON BATTLEFIELD- Appended is a copy of the inscription on the document presented to Private John Lloyd, of 48 Church Street, who some weeks ago had the D.C.M. be- stowed upon him. It was presented to the gallant soldier on the battlefield before his regiment:—"Your Com- manding Officer and Brigade Com- mander have informed me that you hav distinguished yourself by your con- duct in the field on the 2nd April, 1916. I have read their report with much pleasure, and have brought it to the notice of higher authorities.—A. Haldane, Major-General, Commanding 3rd Division." The document has been forwarded to his mother, who naturally feels very proud of it. ANNIVERSARY. On Sunday last the anniversary of the Primitive Methodist Sunday School was held. In the morning an adult service was held. Councillor Noah Bowles de- livered an appropriate sermon. In the afternoon Mr. J. W. Shore, the Super- intendent of the Sunday School, pre- sided. Mr. Albert Beecham was the conductor of the singing, whilst Mr. H. A. Britten oprerided at the organ. Programme: Anthem by the Choir. President's address. Recitations by Annie Huntley, Laura Ann Davies, Alfred Shore, Alma Sandy, Trevor Bowles, Clifford Morgan, Florence Walters, Catherine Bowles, E. Crewe, and Annie Huntley. The evening ser- vice was presided over by Mr. A. J. Kent. The edifice was packed. Pro- gramme: Anthem by Choir. Address, the President. Recitations by Netta Beecham, Gwen Walters, Bessie Max- worthy, Annie Huntley, Trevor Bowles, Maggie Walters, Ernie Crewe. Solo, Violet Sandy. Recitations, Alma Sandy, Bert Huntley and Georgie Huntley. The choir sang a requiem in memory of three very faithful members of the church, namely, Mr. Charles Crewe, Mr. Thomas Maxworthy, and Miss Violet Solace. Recitation, Annie Huntley. DRAMA. On Thursday last a per- formance of the drama, entitled, "Jac Martin (J. Tywi Jones) was given at the Penrhiwceiber Workmen's Hall by the Cilfynydd Dramatic Society in full character. There was a large attend- ance. Praise is due to the various actors for the excellent way in which they performed their parts. The audience quite enjoyed and appreciated the drama. The chief characters were: Morus Morus, Mr. J. H. Jones; Elin Morus, Miss Susie Davies; Huw Morus, Mr. Gwilym Samuel; Mathew Martin, Mr. Isaac Evans; Mari Martin, Miss S. Davies; Jac Martin, M, r. Henry Wil- liams; Thomas Sparcer, Mr. John Jones; Robert Sparcer, Mr. Howell Hughes; Sian Huws, Mrs. J. Pugh; Ned Huws, Mr. Jonathan Hughes; Huw Roberts, Mr. John Davies Sergeant Catshem, Mr. William R. Jones; Morgan Rhys, Mr. Griffith D. Williams; William Owen, Mr. Tom Isaac; Rebeca Meurig, Mrs. M. J. Gough; Rhianan Meurig, Mrs. M. Christopher; Annie Davies, Miss Mary Isaacs; Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. M. H. Hughes; Policeman, Mr. Caleb J. Roberts; Publican, Mr. William Mor- gan. Stage manager, Mr. Austin Evans; conductor, Mr. John H. Jones. The chairman was Dr. T. Davies. The proceeds were in aid of the building fund of Tabernacle (B.)., Ynysboeth. OUR TOMMIES. Private Glyn Davies returned last week to rejoin his regiment at Blandford. He is attached to the Plymouth Marine Light Infantry. Private Davies has seen service in France and Gallipoli, and has been home to recuperate his health. Next week he goes abroad again. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Davies, over- man, Penrhiwceiber Colliery.—Private James Reynolds has returned this week to join his unit, the 18th Welsh, in Surrey, after spending a few days' leave at his home, 34 Wall Street, Matthews- town.—Private William Peavy is home at 25 Park Street on leave from France. He belongs to the Cardiff City Battalion. He looks well after six months' fighting. Sergeant-Major Alfred Edwards, of the Connaught Rangers, has returned to France after being home for a few days* rest. He took part in the fight at Verdun with the Irish 16th division early last month. He was promoted from private to sergeant-major on the battlefield. His home is 22 Park Street.—Sergeant- Major Harry Williams, of the 10th Welsh, came home from France on Friday morning last. He has been m several engagements, including Givenchy and Festubert. Prior to being drafted out he had served 19 years with the S.W.B. Afterwards he was for two years a gymnastic instructor. He left on Wednesday to join his comrades at the front. His wife and family reside at 9 Rheola Street.—Private J. L. Rogers, of the R.A.M.C., returned on Monday last to rejoin his unit at Dartford. His home is 13 Rheola Street.
I Trecynon and Llwydcoed Notes. BY MARCELLO. Miss Flash considers that she is now ilie Belle of Trecynon, because she was, by unanimous vote, adjudged to have the smartest headgear at the Cymanfa Ganu. She has not yet received the prize. Probably there is more glory than emolument attached to this kind of thing. However, she is fully en- titled to append the initials B.O.T. to her name. Our local Sir Oracle is a great authority on daylight saving and the dispensing of moonshine. He loves the limelight too. Romeo declares that he cannot take his girl to the pictures now that the war tax is put on. Juliet has put her war paint on as a result. It is as much as he can do to keep himself in cigarettes, he says. Well that sounds like putting off the day of orange blossoms, does it not? Who will start a cock and hen raffle for the benefit of the pair? A local damsel is hesitating whether ,he will go to makep shells in munition works or go to sell sea shells on the sea shore. That's the problem in a nut- shell. Miss of Trecynon, has given her bloke notice to quit. He is not meek enough for her. She had better adver- tise for a spaniel. Charlie Chaplin is pleased with the reception he had in Aberdare last week, but he is displeased with some who are trying to imitate his moustache. Hanner gair i gall. Mary wanted to join the dancing classes—the secular ones-but ma is not willing. Now she is going to join the local Pentecostal dancers. I have heard that the initiation will take place on the next day of Pentecost. Then there will be some strange tongues flying about. How vain is man! Mr. com- plains that he is not painted enough in the press. Well I expect newspaper paint has gone up in price with the paper. t But if press paint is dear face paint is cheap enough in Llwydcoed. Miss —— lays it on thick. Private had better be careful when embracing or he may set his face against a sticky pro- position. j Aberdare Fair has been practically abolished, but Ffair y Waun, like Vanity Fair, will continue as long as human nature, I believe. There were no untoward incidents on the way home this year, as far as Marcello "knows. Last year one gallant horseman lost his head and then lost his horse. Like Bobby Burns' mare the animal was Bobby Burns' mare the animal was more sober and sane than its master. But this time the "march a'r marchog" came home safe. Had the latter taken the King's pledge in the meantime? The three Drythroats could not treat one another at a local hostelry owing to the new liquor restrictions. One of the three was only too glad to keep his money and pocket his thirst. At one local place of worship last Sunday evening a girl with a penny novelette had to stop reading because the electric current went out.
I Slade, Mary Morgan, M. Jones, C. Baker, and Kathleen King. Other workers, Mrs. Richard Powell, Miss Eynon, and Mr. Harry burrows. An inspiring address on "Sunday School Work" was given by Mr. Williams, Miskin. BILLIARDS. A match took placi* i at the Workmen's Institute on Thurs- day evening between the Institutes Firsts and Seconds. The Seconds re- ceived 350 start, and ran out winners I' by 195. The scores were Firsts: Phil Morgan. 200; Harry Thomas, 186; Jack Llewelyn (captain), 176; W. R. Jones, I 158; Charles Chowles, 200; Edwin Morris, 200; William Male, 200; Evan Williams, 200; total, 1,520. Seconds: Dick Davies, 94; William Morgan (captain), 200; Dai Richards, 200; Dick Williams, 200; Charles Finn, 171; Ike Williams, 189; Sam Hodges, 180; Tom George, 131; total, 1,365. BENEFIT CONCERT. On Sunday evening a sacred concert was held at the Grand Theatre in aid of Mr. William | Davies, Regent Street. Mr. J. W. Powell, M.E., presided. The Aberaman Original Silver Band gave a selection, "Comrades in Arms." "The Sailor's Grave" was sung by Mr. Todd Jones, the well-kncvn Welsh tenor. Con- tralto solo, "The hills of Donegal, Miss A. M. Phillips, Cwmaman. Soprano solo, "I will extol thee," Madam Mills-Reynolds, Pontypridd. Bass solo, "The Lord worketh wonders," Mr. David Davies. Harp solo, Corporal T. Davies (Telynwr Aman). Son_r, "Sound an alarm," Mr. Todd Jones. Solo, "God is my refuge," Miss A. M. Phillips. Solo, "Friend," Uauam Mills-Reynolds. Solo, "Lead, kindly light," Mr. David Davies. Quartette, "In this hour of softened splendour," by the artistes. The ac- companist was Miss Gwladys Jones, L.L.C.M. The secretary was Mr. Albert Turner. OBITUARY. Mr. Benjamin Jones, 16 Hill Street, passed away on Sunday, May 7th. Deceased, who was 71 years of age, was highly respected. He was a deacon for over 25 years at Siloa Church, Aberdare, and one of the active workers at the Ysgoldy. He had a large Sun- day School class of young men, and he showed much tact and ability as a teacher. He was a man of strong con- victions, and a most consistent Christian. The interment took place on Thursday at Aberdare Cemetery. The Revs. D. Silyn Evans, Siloa; Myddfai Jones, Ebenezer, Cwmbach, and H. P. Jenkins, Saron, officiated. The mourn- ers were: -First coach, Mrs. David Evans, daughter; Mrs. William Jones and Mrs. John Jones, daughters-in-law; Mrs. Rachel Jones, Miss Rachel Jones, and Miss H. May Jones, nieces; Wilfred Jones, grandson; 2nd coach, Miss Mary Jones, niece; Masters Phillip Jones and Johnny Jones, nephews; Mrs. Ben- jamin James and Mrs. Henry Harris; 3rd coach, Mrs. Lloyd, Brook Street; Mrs. Samuel, Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Davies, Hill Street; Mrs. James, Aber- gwawr Street; 4th coach, Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Thomas, Jubilee Road, and Mrs. Phillips, Cwmaman. Following the hearse: Messrs. William and John Jones, sons; David Evans, son-in-law; Ben and John Jones, Aberaman; John Jones, Onllwyn; Tom Jones, Maesteg, nephews. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. J. Zachariah, Aberdare.