TRECYNON. JAY'S easy payment system is easy for you. CHEAPEST CYCLES are Royal En- fields, k6 2s. 6d. upwards.—Parker Bros. FINE SELECTION of Children's Voile Dresses, Ladies' Muslin and Voile Robes, .Ready-to-wear, at J. M. Evans', London Warehouse, Aberdare. CARMEL. The preacher at Carmel C.M. Church on Sunday was the Arch- druid Dyfed. EBENEZER (CONG.). The preacher at this chapel on Sunday last was the Rev. John Richards, Bethel, Arfon, formerly of Bethel, Trecynon. NODJJFA (B.). Anniversary services were held at this place of worship on Sunday and Monday last. The special Jreachers were the Revs. T. Idwal ones, Rhos, and W. R. Watkin, M.A., Llanelly. The pastor, the Rev. D. ;Hopkin, B.A., was also present. L.O.A. On Thursday evening at the Bridge End Inn the Loyal David Rees Lodge of the Loyal Order of Alfreds Eresented their treasurer, Mr. E. D. [owell, Gelli-Isaf, with an engraved silver-plated walking-stick and a case of briar pipes with a cigarette holder. The chair was taken by Bro. David Edwards. Bro. William Thomas, one of the veterans ofthe lodge, handed over the gifts to the recipient. Speeches were delivered by several of the brethren eulogising the work of Mr. Howell as treasurer. Mr. Howell responded in a few well-cli r>=en words. The chairman submitted topical verses in English and Welsh. Musical items were ren- dered by Bros. William J. Rowlands, Thomas Davies, Joseph Thomas, David Phillips, J. Rees Evans, D. William Price, Jacob Edwards, and Thomas Beddoe. Bro. J. Edwards accompanied. The arrangements were in the hands of JBro. J. Rees, Lodge Secretary.
ROBERTSTOWN. ALL trams and buses lead you to -JAY'S. CHEAPEST CYCLES are Royal En- fields, M 2s. 6d. upwards.—Parker Bros. NOW is the time to buy Wallpaper at original prices. Do not delay, as prices are rapidly advancing.—Emrys Evans, Victoria Square, Aberdare. OBITUARY. On Saturday last the remains of the late Mr. David Williams, 2 Wellington Street, were interred at the Aberdare Cemetery. The mourners were: Widow; Mr. and Mrs. J. Evans, Mrs. Watkins, Mr. and Mrs. G. Evans, daughters; Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Wil- liams, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Williams, sons; Annie, Maggie and Katie, David William, John, Rees, Glyn, and Idris, grandchildren; Mr. R. Williams, Bridgend, brother; Mrs. R. Jones, Llan- wrtyd Wells; Mrs. I. Davies, Deri; Mrs. D. Morgan, Abercrave, sisters; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd, Aberaman; Mrs. J. Davies, Bynea; Messrs. Isaac and David Williams and Miss Nancy Wil- liams, Llanwrtyd, cousins; Mrs. J. Williams, Aberaman; Mr. W. Davies, Deri, nephew. The bearers were Messrs. R. Wigley, J. Thomas, T. Davies, and W. Huish ''deacons of Salem, and Messrs. E. Parsons, J. E. Eynon, D. Thomas, T. Bevan, Rhymney, and J. Griffiths, Prudential officials. The officiating ministers were the Revs. J. D. Rees, J. Sulgwyn Davies, J. Grawys Jones, and H. P. Jenkins, Saron. Ap- propriate hymns were sung en route to the Cemetery under the leadership of Mr. D. Evans, G. and L. Floral tributes were sent by: (1) Family; (2) Minister and deacons of Salem; (3) Sunday School Class; (4) Prudential Staff; (5) the Neighbours; (6) May and Reggie Parsons; (7) Mrs. Gumm. Private T. B. Watkins, 22nd Batt. Rifle Brigade, deceased's son-in-law, was unable to be present, being at present stationed in Cyprus. The late Mr. Wil- liams, who had reached the age of 65 years, was a native of Llanwrtyd. He worked as a wagon carpenter until 14 years ago, and had since been an agent under the Prudential Assurance Co. He was a faithful deacon of Salem Congregational Church for 23 years, and was the deputy-precentor. Punctuality on all occasions was a very strong element in his character. He was secre- tary for many years of the Colliery Tradesmen's Lodge held at the Green Dragon Inn. The undertaker was Mr. John Zachariah, Aberdare.
ABERAMAN. YOU will be pleased after calling at JAY'S. CHEAPEST CYCLES are Royal En- fields, < £ 6 2s. 6d. upwards.—Parker Bros. DEATH AND INTERMENT. Mrs. Martha Jones, wife of Mr. William John Jones, 138 Brook Street, passed away on Wednesday on confinement. She was 32 years of age, and leaves a husband and child. The interment took place on Monday at the Aberdare Ceme- tery. The Revs. J. Griffiths, Calfaria, and T. Eli Evans, Soar, were the officiating ministers. The mourners were: Mother; Mrs. Wilson, sister; Mrs. Jones, mother-in-law; Mr. Lewis. Mrs. Jones, sister-in-law; Mrs. Lewis. Ebbw Vale; Misses Diana Jones, Ellen Jones, Lizzie Luke, Mrs. Griffiths, Coed- cae; Mrs. Thomas, Cwmaman; Mrs. Enoch, Trecynon; Mrs. Owen, Aber- dare; Mrs. Rees, Brook Street; Mrs. Wilson. Following the hearse: Hus- band; brother; Mr. Wilson, brother- in-law; D. Jones, father-in-law; J. Lewis, D. Jones, H. Jones, and S. Jones, brothers-in-law. Beautiful wreaths were sent by: Doris and Glyn Ruther; Ruther's employees; Coedcae servants; Family; 94 Brook Street. Mr. John Zachariah, Aberdare, was the undertaker. FAREWELL CONCERT. At the Griffin Inn on Friday night last a send i off was given to Mr. Gomer Stephens, haulier at the Co-operative Stores, on his joining the colours. Mr. Fred Motley presided. Mr. John Rogers, on behalf of the employees of the Aber-
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ABERCWBOI. JAY'S easy payment system is easy for you. SERVICES OF SONG. On Sunday afternoon and evening services of song were held at Bethlehem (C.) Mr. P. Rees, A.C., conducted, while Professor Jonah Rees, A.R.C.O., presided at the organ. SUCCESS. Miss Lucy Anthony, daughter of the Rev. T. Anthony, has passed an examination in nursing at the North Eastern Hospital, London, where she has been for two years. Mr. Anthony's other daughter, Maggie, is also a nurse at the above hospital. PRESENTATION. On Thursday at Mr. W. R. Griffiths' (newsagent) shop an informal presentation meeting was held, when Lance-Corporal W. Higgins, S.W.B., who was home on a short leave from the firing line, was presented with a glow wristlet watch on behalf of the Heroes' Presentation Fund bv Miss Maggie Ellen Evans. In responding Corporal Higgins thanked the residents for the presentation. He regretted his inability to be at the concert on Friday as he was returning to' France that day. Mrs. Higgins has two of her brothers also in the Army, viz., Driver J. J. Lewis, A.S.C., Somewhere in France, and Private D. T. Lewis, 1st 5th Welsh, who is at a hospital in Egypt, suffering from dvsentry. He has seen service at 'he Dardanelles. CAPTAIN RHYDDERCH HON- OURED. A presentation concert was held under the auspices of the Aber- cwmboi Heroes' Presentation Fund on Friday at the Workmen's Hall. Dr. Horgan, who presided over a large audience, said that Abercwmboi could be proud of the work done by her sons in the great war. They had the dis- tinction of having two D.C.M.'s in the village, but alas one of the heroes had gone under in the late Sergeant R. J. Scott. That night they had amongst them a Captain and Adjutant in the British Army, a distinction any town could be proud of.—The accompanist was Mr. J. W. Evans. A solo was given by Mr. John Henry Williams. Recita- tion, Miss Costello. Comic song, Mr. W. Davies. Recitation, Miss Minnie Maud Jones. Solo, Mr. W. Harris. Solo, Miss Elizabeth Rees. Recitation, Miss Violet Baker. Mrs. D. Williams, Bronallt Terrace, presented Captain Rhydderch, on behalf of the Heroes' Fund, with a silver cigarette case, suitably inscribed. She wished Captain Rhydderch further success and a safe return.—Captain Rhydderch, who had a rousing reception, thanked the audience and the committee for the present and the fine reception he had. He gave a very encouraging description of the work of the Army out in France. The organisation was something wonderful. All the soldiers were well fed, despite rumours to the contrary. He was confident that success would in the end crown the Allies' efforts. He had heard from pulpits in this country that the soldiers were deprived of religious services. That was wrong. In the base religious ser- vices were held every Sunday. Each one who desired could partake of com- munion.—A bardic address was given by Mr. John Davies (Gwinau Emlyn).- Mr. John Evans, the energetic secretary, said, among cheers, that Captain Rhydderch had presented a cheque for £ 5 to the Heroes' Fund.—Solo, Madam Phillips. Recitation, Miss Bella Moore. A hearty vote of thanks to the chair- man and artistes was moved by Mr. W. E. Griffiths, and seconded by Mr. Henry Williams. The National Anthem was sung, Mr. P. Rees taking the solo.
MISKIN. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. WELCOME HOME. Victoria Street was on Friday last gaily decorated from top to bottom with flags, etc., to welcome home two of our men from the firing line. One is Private Patrick Moynihan, of the Royal Engineers, who resides at 68 Victoria Street. He has been out since the beginning of the war, and has come through many trying ordeals without any serious injury. He was at the battles of Loos and Ypres. At the latter place he had a narrow escape. A bullet fired by a sniper passed through his cap, with the result that his scalp was slightly grazed. He has two brothers out in France since the outbreak of war, namely Drummer Dennis Moynihan, with the 2nd Leicesters Regiment, and Private Thomas Moynihan, of the 1st Somerset Light Infantry. He has a brother-in- law, Corporal Dennis Creedon, with the A.S.C. at Bedford.—The other hero is Corporal William Davies, also with the Royal Engineers in France. He has seen 18 months' service. He was also at the Ypres and Loos engagements. He re- lates that during one engagement he had a very narrow escape, a shell burst by his feet, killing some of his comrades, but he escaped unhurt. Corporal Davies i s well known in Mi skin, having resided there for almost 30 years. His home is 12 Victoria Street. The two left on Wednesday last for the firing line again. They had a hearty send-off.
PENRHI WCEIBER. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. BETHESDA (B.). The Rev. D. Howells, pastor, officiated on Sunday last. In the evening Miss May Rees rendered a solo. HERMON (C.M.). On Sunday even- ing the Rev. D. Jones, M.A., pastor, conducted a memorial service in respect of the late Mrs. Ford, one of the most. faithful members of the church. His text was Luke 12. 40. He paid a very high tribute to deceased. Mr. Richard Richards, a deacon, also made reference to the deceased lady's sterling character and loyalty to the church. A special memorial hymn was sung. PRISONER OF WAR. Mr. and Mrs. David Thomas, of 21a Rheola Street, have received a letter from their son, Private Tack Thomas, of the 2nd Welsh, a prisoner of war at Gustro Mecklingburgh Camp, conveying thanks to Mrs. Phillips, the President of the Ladies' Sewing Guild, and also to local friends, for parcels of comforts received. j OBITUARY. Mrs. Diana Thomas, aged 80 years, passed away on Sunday last at 29 Morris Avenue. Deceased was a native of Fishguard, and prior to coming to Penrhiwceiber had resided at Cefnpennar for 30 years, OBITUARY. On Tuesday morning the death took place at 60 Glanlay Street of Mrs. Painter, wife of Private Rich- ard Painter, who is on active. service. Deceased was only 27 years of age, and leaves one little child. Much sympathy is felt for the husband and child. MILITARY. The following boys have returned to their depot after spend- ing a few days' leave at home:- Privates Tom J. Lewis, 14 Glasbrook Terrace; Johnny Peregrine, of 23 Peny- bryn Terrace; Rees L. Thomas, of Belle Vue Street; Gwilym Hicks, Pen- rhiwceiber Road. All belong to the R.A.M.C., and are stationed at Sling Camp, Bulford. TIME-EXPIRED. Private George Rice, of the 5th Welsh, has come home from Egypt, his time of service having expired. He was drafted to Egypt from Fort Abberstone on the 7th of January, 1916. He is going to rejoin the service, and expects to be transferred to another regiment, in which event he will pro- bably be sent out to France. He looks well. His home is 9 Pentwyn Avenue. OUR TOMMIES. — Private A. well. His home is 9 Pentwyn Avenue. OUR TOMMIES. Private A. Bunny, attached to the Royal Engineers, is home for a few days' rest from the firing lirfe. He was lately engaged in the laying of the silent railway, in the I' Ypres District, along which wounded soldiers are taken to the hospitals. He stays with his parents at 2 Park Street. He returns in a few days to re- join his new unit, the No. 2 Railway Co. DEATH.—We regret to have to record the death of Mr. Tom Mumford, who passed away at Williamstown, Peny- graiffl. He was formerly employed as mechanic at Cwm Cynon Colliery, and previous to that as a fitter and turner at Messrs. Nixon's Navigation Yard, Mountain Ash. He was 51 years of age, and leaves a wife and five children, i He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mumford, and a brother to Mrs. A. Levy. Deceased was highly re- spected. His mortal remains were laid to rest at Llethrddu Cemetery, Trealaw. WAR NOTES. Private Mog Evans, of the Welsh Guards, has been home from France. He has come through several engagements unscathed. His home is in Morris Avenue. He returned to France on Tuesday.—Private Edgar Lloyd, of the 6th Welsh, stationed at Fort Averston, Pembroke, is home for his first leave. Private Lloyd was previous to enlisting engaged as a hair- dresser locally. He has one brother serving in France and another at Mil- ford Haven.—Private David Howells, of the R.A.M.C., is home for a few days' leave from Sling Camp, Bedford. He is the second son of the Rev. D. Howells, Bethesda. i CARMEL. At Carmel last Sunday morning the minister, the Rev. D. j Davies, preached the monthly sermon to the children, the text being Matthew 18. 3. The children's choir rendered choruses throughout, and the solo, "O'r Niwl i'r Nef," was sung by Master D. Newall Isaac. In the afternoon the children that collected for the London Missionary Society were presented with j a book each. One of them had collected as much as 27s. The children sang various songs under the conductorship 1 of Mr. T. J. Douglas. In the evening the minister preached from John 4. 23. Mr. D. L. Richards presided at the organ. HOME FROM THE FRONT. Ser- geant Evan Meredith, of the 8th Oxford Bucks, has just come home from a hospital in Guildford, Surrey, where he has been undergoing treatment to a severe wound in the hand received at the front. He has had his fair share of fighting. He has been out nine months, and has been in several stiff engage- ments. Sergeant Meredith narrates some very interesting experiences. He returns on Tuesday to rejoin his unit to await further orders. He has now almost recovered. His wife and children j live at 70 Church Street. | OUR TOMMIES. Private T.1, Row- lands, of the 18th Welsh, stationed at Blackdown, has been home on leave prior to leaving for France. His home is at 21 Tirfelin Street.—Driver A. A. Granville, late of the R.F.A., now transferred to the R.G.A., is making rapid progress at Ninian Stuart's Hospi- tal, Cardiff. He is suffering from a diseased bone contracted through ex- posure whilst at the front. He has been out in the firing line since the out- break of war. He was out 14 months before he had any leave. He has taken v' part in no less than 22 engagements. He was at the great battle of Mons. He has been at the Newcastle on Tyne i Hospital, where four operations were performed on him, and also at North- umberland War Hospital. His wife and four children reside at 11 Caemaen Street. He looks quite cheerful. PRESENTATION. On Saturday evening last a presentation was made at the Lee Hotel to two of our men, who were home from the firing line. They were Corporal Bob Bye, of the Welsh j Guards, and Private Morgan Evans, i of the same regiment. Both have partici- 1 pated in some of the greatest battles. Councillor T. Evans, in handing each a beautiful glow wristlet watch, the gift • of friends, made an appropriate speech, paying the recipients a very high tribute. Corporal Bye returned to the front on j Sunday night, and Private Evans oil Tuesday. Mr. Tom Vaughan and Mr. a John Wallace organised the sub- I scription list. t INTERMENT. — On Friday last the funeral of Mrs. Ford, wife of Mr. Hubert Ford, took place at Mountain Ash Ceme- I tery. The Rev. David Jones, M.A., deceased's pastor, officiated. The chief mourners were: Husband; Miss Eliza- beth Ford, daughter; Mrs. Pritz, Car- diff, daughter; Sergeant Evan Ford, of S the W.G., London; Mr. and Mrs. George I Ford, Penrhiwceiber; Mrs. Alice Wil- cox, daughter; Mr. William Lewis, Cil- fynydd, cousin; Miss Lewis, New- c castle Emlyn, sister; Hubert Pritz, 1 Cardiff; Lilian Ford, Doncaster; Wil- s liam James Wilcox and Hilda E. Pritz, J: grandchildren; Mr. David Lewis, Cil- a fynydd, brother, and Miss Lewis; Mr. o and Mrs. Oliver Ford, Cefnpennar, I brother-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas I Lewis, Gelli, brother; Mr. and Mrs. J. 12 Cokayne, sister-in-law; Miss C. Cok- 1. ayne, niece; Mr. George Cokayne and c Mr. Johnny Cokayne, nephews, Moun- tain Ash Mrs. Simmons, Cardiff, and Mrs. Harris, Abercynon, friends; Mrs. Neale, Mountain Ash, niece. Wreaths J were sent as follows by: (1) Harp with broken string from Father and: 1. Children; (2) wreath from Cousin Wil- j liam Lewis, Cilfynydd: (3) Mr. and Mrs. i • Cokayne, Mountain Ash (a cross); (4) s Neighbours and Friends (wreath); (5) i bouquets by the four Grandchildren. 1 Mrs. Ford was a native of Newcastle- Emlyn.
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CADLYS. JAY'S easy payment system is easy for you. CHEAPEST CYCLES are Royal En- fields, £ 6 2s. 6d. upwards.—Parker Bros. INTERMENT. On Saturday last the remains of the late Mr. Rees Mor- gan, Mackworth Villa, were interred at -the Aberdare Cemetery. The mourners Were: Mr. and Mrs. Jenkin Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Alf Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. G. Groves, daughters; Mrs. Rees Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Evan Pritchard, grand-daughter; Howell, Rees, Lewis, and Beynon Jones. Rees Phillips and Rees Smith, grand- sons; Mrs. Richards, Black Horse Inn; Misses Maggie and Nelly Davies, Mack- worth Arms, nieces; Mr. Francis Davies, brother-in-law; Mr. J. Rowlands, Gadlys Estate Agent; Mr. D. Jones, Penderyn; Mr. Francis Herbert and son, Llanelly, and Mr. W. Kenshole. The Rev. E. J. Gruffydd, Bethel, officiated. Members of the R.A.O.B. (to which deceased was attached) were present. Mr. William Rees read the burial service of the Order. Floral tributes were sent by: (1) Mr. and Mrs. Jenkin Jones and family; (2) Mr. and Mrs. A. Smith and family; (3) Mr. and Mrs. G. Phillips and family; ,(4) Mr. and Mrs. G. Groves and family; (5) Mr. and Mrs. R. Morgans and family; (6) Mr. and Mrs. Evan Prit- chard; (7) Mr. Francis Davies and family; (8) Mr. Smith and family, Mountain Ash; (9) Mr. Herbert George, Mountain Ash; (10) Mr. D. W. Howell, Mountain Ash. Deceased's son, Corporal Rees Morgan, R.F.A., now in France, was unable to be present.
ABERUARE. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. NOW is the time to buy Wallpaper at original prices. Do not delay, aa prices are rapidly advancing.—Emrys Evans, Victoria Square, Aberdare. CHEAPEST CYCLES are Royal En- fields, Ji6 2s. 6d. upwards.—Parker Bros. WE HAVE a finer range of smart blouses showing this week than ever before in Voiles, Crepe-de-chenes, Muslins, and Silks. See our windows this week.—J. M. Evans, Blouse Special- ist, London Warehouse, Aberdare. PERSONAL. At the English Calvin- istic Methodist General Assembly, held at Colwyn Bay last week, a striking address on "The message of the times for the church was given by the Rev. J. Lewis Jenkins, who is this week re- linquishing the pastorate of Trinity, Aberdare, to undertake pastoral duties at Oakfield Road Presbyterian Church, Liverpool. ST. ELVAN'S. On Sunday morning last (Rogation Sunday) the Te Deum was sung to Helmore in E flat and the Benedictus to Dykes in F. The Vicar officiated and preached from John 16. 23. Taking as his subject, "Prayer," the preacher said that in the text was a wonderful picture of Jesus Christ teaching us by example to pray. As the earthly father knew his child's wants, so much more clearly did God know each one's wants. Why did God want us to pray? The spirit of sonship prompted us to approach God. The more we prayed the more we realised this sonship, to which there was no limit. A very vague idea of prayer existed to-day, and it confused the issue very badly. The condition that Christ laid down was "In my name." The basis of all effectual prayer was in Christ's name. At the conclusion of an impressive discourse the rev. gentleman invited the congregation during Rogationtide to attend the old Parish Church, and pray in Christ's own way, for without spirit- ual life there could be no real prayer. At the evening service the Canticles were chanted. The Rev. D. J. Wills officiated. TABERNACLE. On Sunday evening at Tabernacle English Congregational Church Miss Elsie Williams, A.R.C.M., London, gave a delightful rendering of Gounod's "0 divine Redeemer." Miss Williams, who hails from Merioneth- shire, and is a sister to Mrs. (Rev.) R. H. Davies, Cwmbach, is an accomplished soprano of splendid voice. Mr. E. Moses was the organist. The Rev. T. M. Jeffreys, pastor, preached from 1 Peter 2. 13, "Submit yourselves to every ordin- ance of man for the Lord's sake." This was, he said, not a plea for patriotism but an injunction to loyalty as a Christian duty. Mr. Jeffreys proceeded to deal with the foundations of our loyalty as Christian people. Obedience to the laws of the realm was taught us by the example of Christ and also his Apostles. Loyalty evinced a Christian spirit of meekness, submission, and fidelity. The loyalty of Christian people, however, was not inconsistent with the freedom of conscience. If the laws of the realm contravened the law of God the individual should be pre- pared to pay the price of conscience. But we must not confound Christian principles with political principles. We must be careful lest on the plea of allegiance to conscience we were defy- ing the civil constitution, as some who were styled "conscientious objectors" were doing nowadays. MISSION TEA. On Thursday after- noon, at St. Mark's Mission, a tea was given to the younger Sunday School scholars. Through the generosity of the Sunday School teachers and the older members of the Mission over 150 children partook of tea. Mrs. Ll. Jones and her staff of willing workers deserve a word of praise. The service on Sunday evening was conducted by Mr. W. H. Templeman, who also gave an address. The lessons were read by Messrs. D. J. Williams and Fred Phillips. OBITUARY. On Monday last week Mrs. Osborne, wife of Mr. Benjamin Osborne, 12f Wind Street, passed away at the early age of 42 years. The inter- ment took place at the Aberdare Ceme- tery on Friday last. The mourners were: Husband; Mr. and Mrs. John Jones, Mr. and Mrs. David Davies, Mr. and Mrs. T. Anthony, Mrs. Edith Davies, sisters; Mr. T. Hughes, Mr. D. J. Hughes, brothers; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Osborne, brother-in-law; Messrs. George, John, Walter and Charles Osborne, brothers-in-law; Mr. W. Hughes, uncle; Messrs. William, David and Thomas Hughes, and Mr. Jonah Phillips, cousins; Messrs. Dan Phillips, D. J. Jones, and George Osborne, nephews; Mrs. Margaret Davies, aunt; Mrs. Jones, Wind Street; Misses May and Maggie Rees, Wind Street. The Rev. D. Silyn Evans officiated.
GCOREAMAN. LET JAY supply you on their easy payment system. CHEAPEST CYCLES are Royal En- fields, E6 2s. 6d. upwards.—Parker Bros. MUSICIAN'S SUCCESS IN AMERI- CA. Mr. John Morris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Morris, Jubilee Road, pre- centor of Noddfa, emigrated to the United States about four years ago. He is the possessor of a rich and brilliant tenor voice. While at home he took minor parts in various operatic per- formances. Since his advent to the American continent he has applied him- self to the study of music with signal success. In a letter recently received by his parents, Dr. David A. Solly, the minister at whose church Mr. Morris has been engaged, testifies to his singing abilities. Dr. Solly says: "Jack is doing finely, and as long as he makes America his choice, my home is to be counted his home; my money even is at his dis- posal if he can use it in his preparation and study for singing himself into the hearts and lives of the people of our land. I shall be proud of him in every advance he makes, and hope he will continue to give you reason for pride in him as a good and reliable young man."
CWMAMAN. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. THE PULPIT of Soar C.M. Church was occupied on Sunday last by the Rev. T. J. Jones, Treforgan. OPERETTA. On Wednesday and Thursday evenings last two successful performances of the pretty operetta, "Bold Robin and the Babes" (Colyer Rowe), in full character, were given at the Public Hall by the Soar C.M. Band of Hope under the conductorship of Mr. Richard Ebenezer. The part of the babes was taken by Master D. Thos. Davies as Jack, and Miss Myfanwy Jones as Jill. Mr. David Harris was the Village Bellman. The role of Cruel Uncle was played by Mr. W. O. Lloyd. Madam M. H. Ebenezer took the part of Cruel Aunt. The part of Fairy Queen had been entrusted to Miss Nellie Jones, the famous penillion singer. Mr. T. A. Wilson made an ideal Robin Hood. Madam J. Edwards, as Village School- mistress, was a success. The first fairy was. Miss A. J. Ebenezer; 2nd fairy, Miss B. S. Watkins; 1st Robber, Master •J. J. Howells; 2nd Robber, Master John Haydn Edwards; 1st Officer, Mr. A. M. Lloyd; 2nd Officer, Mr. W. E. Rowlands. The production of the play was in the capable hands of Mrs. E. Howells. Mr. Edward Daniel, as stage carpenter, rendered yeoman service. The accompanist was Mr. Johnny Davies. The chairman was the Rev. W. D. Morris, and the secretarial duties were carried out by Mr. D. Ebenezer.
MATTHEWSTOWN & YNYSBOETH. ALL trams and buses lead you to JAY'S. WOUNDED. Private D. Dixon, of the 5th Welsh, has come home from the firing line. He was wounded in the arm at Neuve Chapelle. He has been out 12 months. He is progressing slow- ly. We wish him a speedy recovery. His home is 16 Melbourne Street. OUR SOLDIERS. Private G. E. Rigby, 19th Batt. Cheshires, has just re- turned to his unit at Chadderton Camp, near Oldham, prior to leaving for France, after having been home on draft leave. A brother of his is serving in Salonica; where he has been for ten months. They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. William Rigby, Wall Street.— Private Tom Evans, of the 11th Devons, has been home for a few days from Wareham. He has taken part in several engagements in France. He was drafted from France to Salonica, where he served for four months, and was in- valided home suffering from shattered nerves. He is now fully recovered, and returns shortly to the firing line. His home is at 10 Homerton Street.—Private Jim Peters, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Peters, of 32 Wall Street, has returned to join his unit at Rhyl, prior to leaving for foreign service. He belongs to the 1st Rhondda Welsh Batt. He is one of four brothers serving their King and country. One is in France; one leaves Pembroke shortly for Salonica, and another is on the East Coast.—Private H. E. Dean, of the East Kent Buffs Batt., is now home, having been seriously wounded in France. He has just been discharged from Netley Hospital, where he was a patient for ten weeks. A bullet, which he received in his stomach on the 23rd of September last, has been extracted. He has seen 14 months' active service. He was at the battle of Loos and also at Ypres. His wife and children reside at 19 Avondale Street.—Sergeant J. James, of the R.W.F., is home on leave from Rock Ferry, Birkenhead. He was invalided home and admitted to Palm Grove Hospital seven weeks ago. He is making satisfactory progress. His wife ana family reside at 83 Avondale Street. They have a son also with the A.S.C.
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aman Branch Cwmbach Co-op. Society, presented Mr. Stephens with a beautiful silver glow wristlet watch, and spoke in the highest terms of the recipient. He regretted Mr. Stephens' departure, but he was going forth to do his duty to his country. He wished Mr. Stephens every success and a speedy return. Speeches were also made by Messrs. D. E. Davies and David Davies. Mr. Gomer Stephens suitably responded. A musical programme was contributed by Mr. Pickford, Messrs. Dan Tudor, D. G. Pugsley, Rhys James, David Albert Morris, and Gomer Stephens, Recitation, Mr. Thomas Thomas. Topi- cal verses of his own composition were read by Mr. Evan Howells. The accom- panist was Mr. T. J. Phillips. A vote of thanks was accorded the artistes and choir, proposed by Mr. G. Stephens, i and seconded by Mr. Gomer Roberts. Mr. Stephens left on Monday to join the Royal Field Artillery. FUNERAL. — The mortal remains of the late Mr. John Davies, 95 Cardiff Road, were interred at the Aberdare Cemetery on Thursday last. The Rev. H. P. Jenkins, Saron, officiated. The principal j mourners were: First coach, Widow; Miss Ceinwen Davies, daughter; Maldwyn Davies, son; Mrs. David Jones, sister; Oliver Jones, nephew; Mrs. Benjamin John, aunt; Mrs. Richards, Porth; Mrs. Griffiths, Aberaman, cousins; 2nd coach, Mr. Ben- jamin John, uncle; Mrs. David Davies, Senghenydd, sister-in-law; Miss Agg ie John, Mrs. Davies, Ferndale; Mrs. Wil- liam John, cousins; Miss S. A. Jones, niece; 3rd coach, William John, cousin; Mrs. Jones, Cardiff Road, aunt; Mrs. Joseph Davies, Aberdare; Mrs. George Davies, Llwydcoed; Mrs. Samuel, Aberaman, cousins; 4th coach, Mrs. M. J. Jones, Cardiff Road; Mrs. A. Jones, Mrs. Williams, Miss Butler, Mrs. James, cousins, and Mrs. Jones, Mardy; 5th coach, Mrs. Davies, Cardiff Road; Mrs. Thomas, Aberdare; Mrs. Mainwaring, Aberaman; Mrs. Hazell and Mrs. Davies, Cwmgwrach; Miss Davies, Curre Street. Following the hearse were: Jenkin G. Davies and Thomas Davies, sons; Wil- liam Davies, Bedwas; David Davies, Senghenydd, and George Davies, brothers; David Jones, brother-in-law; George T. Jones, David Jones, E. Jones, and J. Jones, nephews; Thomas John John, Emrys John, Albert Stanley John, Job John, Oswald John, Thomas Davies, B. Richards, Porth; Mr. Davies, Fern- dale; J. Ceiriog Hughes, J. Parker, J. Griffiths and Mr. Jones, Mardy; Mr. Davies, Aberdare, and G. Davies, Llwyd- coed, cousins.