i m 83 IF YOU ARE THINKING OF HAYING A NICE CHARABANC TRIP O US. IF YOU ARE NOT THINKINC--START THINKING RIGHT NOW Our Charabancs are the nicest in Wales. ¡ Coughs Carage Co., Mountain Ash. Phone 22. EMPIRE T MOUNTAIN ASH. Resident Planager SOPIOND PERRY. 6.30 TWICE NIGHTLY. 8.30 WEEK COMMENCING JUNE 5th. Extra Special and Unique Engagement of The Rol- licking Farce, Musical Comedy and Revue rolled into one, entitled: "O! MISS" By HARRY LOWTHER, Author of the Famous and Most Successful Play BARMAIDS." Excellent Personal London Company, including Mr. HARRY LOWTHER, Mr. ROBERT BURNETT, And a long cast of London's well-known Artistes including SIX of the PRETTIEST GIRLS on TOUR. TWO HOURS OF ROLLICKING LAUGHTER. Magnificent Scenery, Wonderful Dresses, Bright and Merry Production, Pace and Fun, Rollicking situation. Also The OFFICIAL WAR FILM 'in and around the Front Line of Trenches, Will be shown all the week. Prices cf Admission 3d. 4d. 8d. 9d. Government Tax id. id. id. 2d. Amount to Pay 4d. 6d. 7d. lid. LOOK OUT FOR EXTRA HOLIDAY ATTRACTION. WANTED. I A GOOD Girl, 15—16, for light housework. One child.—Apply, A, "Leader" Office, Aberdare. WANTED immediately daily gover- ness.—Apply, stating a^je, and experience, if any, M.D., "Leader" Office. RESPECTABLE Young Lady to assist in refreshment bar and billiard saloon. Age about 24 years.- Apply, with references, to The Mana- ger, Lucania Billiard Hall, Aberaman. LARGE bed and sitting room (un- furnished) with attendance, in best part of Aberdare.—Apply, A.P., "Leader" Office. GROCER'S Haulier required at once. Ineligible.—Appy, Wil- liams & Co., Supply Stores, Aberdare. SMART boy, just left sehool, for grocery trade.—Apply, Williams, Grocer, Abernant. SITUATIONS WANTED. BOY of 14 desires situation as junior clerk. Good references.—Apply, Beauchamp, 36 Glanaman Road, Cwm- aman. GIRL 15 wants situation as nurse- girl and make herself generally useful. Sleep home.—Apply, 1 Tudor Cottages, Aberaman. Office. MISCELLANEOUS. ~~1 jTlNiC A CO., l»b Wiinvo-iub* • ) Btreeto. Aberdare, are buy tug •ad telling Second-hand Furniture. 4-. HPUSES TO LET. W5OcS whether you have eapitai er no*» Sen<^ for "Personal Ownership P0Smhf"p £ £ application to The Managers The Pr ™Pent Association of London, L^ 246 Bishopgate, London, K.C. Mention "Aberdare Leader." FOR SALE. CAMERA, Opiate, with or without J accessories. Little used.-P., Leader" Office. MAHOGANY Dining Table, in first- class condition, 8 £ ft. by 4 £ ft. Also six wicker blinds, suitable for business house. Room wanted.-Ap- ply, E., "Leader" Office. STILL at the front with Chicks from pedigree laying strains; few ex- tra good 1915 Pullets for sale. Also mother and chicks. Final reduction in prices.—Davies, Fruiterer, Jubilee Rd" Aberaman. HORSE and Van. Cheap.—Apply, Hill and Co., Court Room, Aber- dare. LADY'S Cycle, as new, £ 3 5s.—Ap- ply, 274 Cardiff Road, Aberaman. 1^1 DLL-size Billiard Table for Sale; splendid condition; Wrights makers.—Watkins, Liberal Club, Aber- dare. HEARSES, Coaches and Sheliberes —several at reduced prices, and second-hand 240, equal to new. C&sh or special terms. Photos and particu- lars free.—Marston's, Hearse Works, 24 Bradford Street, Birmingham. -_h_ TO LET. SHOP, No. 1 High Street, Aberdare. Now occupied as a Dairy and Confectioner's. Apply, Manager, Town Brewery, Aberdare. FURNISHED front rooms or UH- furnished rooms. Bath.—Apply, Nemo, "Leader" Office. TACK to let for Cattle and Ponies.— Apply, Darbia, Belmont, Aber- aman. HOUSB, Shop and Warehouse, 20 Cardiff Street.—Apply, 39 Stuart Street. FOUR Rooms, lately occupied by Mr. MacCormaok Dentist. — Apply, •J Cardiff Stroet, Aberdare. GOUGH'S CAcRoACE MOUNTAIN ASH. FOR ONE WEEK ONLY. SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTIONS IN FARES. I SUNDAY, JUNE 4th, AND THE FOLLOWING WEEK. MOTHR to the MUMBLES, w A MONMOUTH and the WYE VALLEY, CHEPSTOW and its CHARMING CASTLE, GOODRICH and its GLORIOUS SCENERY, HEREFORD and HEALTH. CALL AT THE OFFICE FOR FURTHER PARTICULARS. Remember ONE WEEK ONLY. "r. HAGGARS CINEMA w MOUNTAIN ASH. Stupendous Attraction. Monday, June 5, for 6 Nights and 2 Afternoon Shows (Monday and Thursday at 2.30 p.m.) Hall Caine's Master- piece in 9 Reels. THE CHRISTIAN Produced in Britain by an all British Company. Elizabeth Risdon as 'Glory Quajle.' and Derwent Hall Caine (son of the author) as John Storm." A MAGNIFICENT PRODUCTION. BE SURE AND SEE IT. FURNITURE. SECONDHAND Furniture bought in any quantities.-Apply to Mears, Furniture Dealer, 2 Wind Street. Aberdare. '0 ADVERTISE IN THE ———— ABERDARE LEADER.
BIRTHS, DEATHS aqd ^fftl/\CES, I BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATH8, 1 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND IN MEMORIAM NOTICES ? Are charged at the minimum rate of I 1/6 for 30 words, and sixpence for each I ] additional ten words or part of ten words, and must be prepaid.. Lists of wreaths and wedding pres- < ents are .charged at the minimum rate I < of Is. 6d. for one inch and Is. for each additional inch. l ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. WILLIAMS.—Mrs. Williams, 2 Wel- lington Street, Robertstown, and family, beg to sincerely thank all kind friends who sent them letters of. sympathy and floral tributes in I their recent sad bereavement. I FORD.—Mr. Hubert Ford and family, of 11 Tanycoed, Penrhiwceiber, desire to express their sincere thanks to the relatives and friends who sent them messages of sympathy in their recent bereavement. GOUGH.—Mrs. Gough and family, 9 Bedlwyn Row, Cwmaman, wish to thank their numerous friends for ex- pressions of sympathy and floral tri- butes sent to them in their recent sad bereavement. HARRIS.—Mrs. Williams (sister) and I family, Harriet Street, Trecynon, beg to sincerely thank all the kind friends I who sent them letters of sympathy and floral tributes in their recent sad bereavement. FANCY.—Mrs. Fancy and family, 66 Ynyslwyd Street, Aberdare, beg to sincerely thank all the kind friends who showed them practical kindness, and for letters of sympathy and floral tributes received during their recent sad bereavement. IN MEMORIAM. CUNNINGHAM.—In loving memory of Thomas Cunningham, of Porth, who died at 18 Brynheulog Terrace, Aber- aman, on May 31st, 1914. We little thought when he left home He would no more return, That he so soon in death should sleep And leave us all alone. —Ever remembered by his widow and children.
NEWLANDS, CADLYS. I TO LET OR SELL the above House. -L Immediate possession. Apply personally, Howell, Auctioneer, Aber- aman. IMPORTANT TO MUSIC LOVERSI IT is intended to have a Choir of about 500 Voioes, representative of Aberdare and District, to perform MENDELSSOHN'S S T. PAUL," In Aid of the FUNDS of the NEW ABERDARE AND DISTRICT HOSPITAL. The Choir will be divided into Three Sections—Trecynon Section, comprising the Trecynon United Choir; Aberdare Section, comprising members of the various Chapel Choirs and others; Aberaman Section, comprising the Aberaman Institute Choin A hearty invitation is given to all singers in the different districts to join their respec- tive sections at once. Practices:— Trecynon Section: Sundays, at 3.45, and Tuesdays, at 7.45, at Ebenezer Hall (kindly lent). Conductor, Mr Wm. Gwynne. Aberaman Section Sundays, at 3.45, and Tuesdays, at 7.45, at the Institute Baths. Conductor, Mr. W. J. Evans. First Practice of Aberdare Section on Wednesday next, June 7th, at Siloa Hall (kindly lent). Conductor, Mr. W. J. Evans. ABERDARE T? AOTT'Q WHIT-MONDAY, JUNE 12th, 1916. GRAND TROTTING, CALLOWAY AND WHIPPET RACES. NEARLY £100 IN PRIZES. For Forms apply- JACK PRICE, Brecon Road, Merthyr. _-n_
Wl.'JU lil1.1 'I'Jl. JEWISH BOYS WITH THE FORCES, j On Monday Mr. Solomon Silverman, Aberdare, left to join the 2nd Mon- mouthshire Regiment. Other local Jew- ish young men already in the Army are-. Private Arthur Jacobs, 11th Welsh, Salonica; Private Nat Robins, Aber- aman, 18th Welsh, Rhyl; Private Eli Bloch, 1st Mons.; and the Bros. Mark and Alec Abelsom, with the same regi- ment at Bedford; Private Mossie Gold- stone, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Kinmel j Park; Private Hyman Levinson (former- ly of Jacob's, Cardiff Street), with the 3rd Mons., stationed at Oswestry; Private Lewis Corb, Mountain Ash, with the 1st Mons., at Bedford.
l_i SS55SSOS NEWSAGENTS' ORGANISER HONOURED. Under the auspices of the South Wales Federation of Newsagents at the Hopkin Morgan Restaurant, Pontypridd, last Thursday, Mr. D. John, Ferndale, presiding, a presentation was made to Mr. W. J. Gwyddonwy Evans, Aberdare, of a gold watch and chain (inscribed), subscribed by members and friends in the association, to in a small measure recognise Mr. Evans' invaluable service since the inception of the Federation. Mrs. Maesay, Treforest, made the presentation in a few well—chosen re- marks. She expressed the hope that Mr. Evans would live long to carry on the g»od work he had so faithfully done on behalf of newsagents in particular and kindred trades in general.—Mr. D. J. Richards, Treorky, the seeretaiy to the Fund; Mr. Oliver Jenkins, Trallwn, and jthers joined in the praise of Mr. Brans' devotion to the work he had set his hand to. Mr. Evans responded. He re- Perred to the$ood work that had been iccomiplished with the publishers and wholesalers, and deplored the effeot of :he great war, which had compulsorily :a«sed several questions to be hung up. 3e expressed his deep sense of the nociour conferred upom hint im suoh am inselUited nanner.
-w LLINELLAU LLONCYFARCHIADOL. Cyflwynedig i Dr. Arthur T. Jones, Mountain Ash, a'r Nurse Margaret Williams, Caerdydd, ar vr achlysur o'u priodas, Ebrill 29ain, 1916. Mae'r gwanwyn mewn gwenau Ar ddolydd a bryniau, A milfyrdd o flodau Lluosliw drwy'r wlad; A'r adar brwd/rydig Yng nghiliau y goedwig Yn offrwm mel-fiwsig Eu serch mewn mwynhad. O! dymor cyfaddas, Mae popeth mewn urddas, Tra clychau'r briodas Yn seinio yn dderch; A'r meddyg yn 11awen Arweinia ei feinwen Gerbron allor Hymen I'w rhwymo mewn serch.. Y Cynon mor swynol Rydd gerdd briodasol, Gan ddweyd yn ddymunol Pob llwyddiant i'r ddau; Fu'n rhodio 8fy nglenydd Yn nhangnef yr hwyrddydd; Yng nghanol llawenydd Serchiadau didrai. A minau ddymunaf I'r meddyg ffyddlonaf, A'i Fargaret hawddgaraf* Wir lwyddiant o hyd; A selio y geiriau Mae cynes galonau Ei luaws hen ffryndiau Sydd ledled y byd. j Hir oes i'r ddau hapus I fyw yn gysurus Mewn palas bach destlus Rhwng bryniau eu gwlad; A'u serch fel melyswin Fo'n c&dw'n ddilychwin Drwy hawddfyd a drycin Dan wenau eu Tad. EVAN MORGAN. 40 Duffryn St., Mountain Ash.
INCIDENT AT ABERDARE PARK BATHS. j Yesterday (Wednesday) morning a man swimming in the Baths at Aber- dare Park had a Barrow escape from drowning. Whilst in the water he was overcome by weakness and sank to the bottom, and but for the prompt action of Mr. W. B. Woodward, Aberdare, better known as O'Shea, would have drowned. Mr. Woodward brought him up to the surf aee and placed him on the bank. The man was unconscious for about 10 minutes, and first-aid was ren- dered by Mr. Woodward and others, and after a time he was able to walk home.
A MISKIN HERO'S DEATH. Private C. Thickins, of the 15th Welsh C. Company, 10th Batt., B.E.F., J France, has been killed in action. He **as only 22 years of age. He served his King and country in France for six months. Private Thickins was most popular in the district. Much sympathy is felt for his sorrowing parents, Mr. ind Mrs. Thomas Thickins, who reside:, it 4 Glancynon Street, Miskin. Append- sd are extracts from a letter sent by the Captain to his mother:— "My dear Mrs. Thickins,—Your son has died in hospital from wounds. It came as a shock to me when I heard of u it. I saw him placed on a stretcher the night before. He had been hit in the back by a bullet, but he was quite cheerful. He seemed to suffer but little pain. He remarked to his friends who had carried him down to the hospital, 'I think I've got a blight' (a fatal wound). The end must have been peace- ful. He was most popular in the com- pany with officers and men. Ever since he joined us at Rhyl I had come in con- tact with him a great deal and admired him very much. He never gave me the slightest trouble in any way, and I learnt to trust him. I had picked him as company guide because he seemed keen, thorough, reliable and efficient in every way. A good guide is by no means easy to replace, especially such a one as your boy was. I feel for you and your family in losing such a noble boy. You will no doubt find it hard to bear, but as a sodier's mother you must try to bear up bravely. You will be con- soled by the knowledge that your son was one of those who heard his coun- try's call and responded. Further, that he met death like a soldier. If there is anything I can do for you at any time write me and I shall be only too pleased to assist you. I will let you know where your son was buried.—Yours sincerely,— P. Anthony (Captain)."
) MR. STANTON, M.P., IN THE CONSTITUENCY. Mr. C. B. Stanton, M.P., and Mr. Victor Fisher, London hon. sec. of the National British Workers' League, have been addressing several meetings in the constituency this week. On Monday evening they spoke at Merthyr, Coun- cillor W. Jones, Treharris, presiding. They addressed a well-attended meeting at the Pavilion, Mountain Ash, on Tuesday evening, under the chairman- ship of Councillor W. Lamburn. Mr. Stanton spoke of the objects of the N.B. Workers' League, one of which was to safeguard the industries of this country II at the conclusion of the war, against any attempt by Germany to restore her ) former prestige in an economic war. I The speaker said that Britain was out to win the war, and he asked the people not to be hoodwinked and bamboozled by anyone. On Wednesday evening the same speakers addressed a meeting at Aberdare.
QUOITS. I The following results are to hand of I championship games* played last Thurs- day :— On Penydarren Ground :— Penydarren: J. Morgan, 21; W. Jones, 21; T. Da vies, 21; T. J. Jones, 21; W. E. Davies, 21; T. Rees, 21; W. Davies, 21; J. P. Davis, 21; total, 168. Hirwain: J. Price, 12; B. Price, 19; L. Jones, 14; W. Davies, 16; N. Price, 15; E. Thomas, 12; B. Lewis, 12; T. Powell, 16; total, 116. On Trecynon Ground :— Trecynon W. Dice Davies, 21; J. H. Griffiths, 15; J. Thomas, 19; W. J. Davies, 21; J. Jenkins, 21; T. Reynish, 21; D. R. Jones, 21; D. Nichols, 21; total, 160. Merthyr Vale: D. Collins, 12; A. Ear- wood, 21; J. Evans, 21; T. Morton, 7; J. Davies, 15; L. Thomas, 16; H. Hac- kelton, 20; J. Davies, 20; total, 132. On Llwydcoed Ground :— Llwydcoed D. Davies, 7; J. Davies, 21; W. Williams, 11; T. Beddoe, 14; W. T. Davies, 6; W. R. Davies, 21; E. Harris, 21; Handicap, 30; total, 131. Six BeUs 1st Team: E. Griffiths, 21; T. Griffiths, 20; W. Lewis, 21; T. Jones, 21; E. Griffiths, 21; Tom Griffiths, 5; J. Griffiths, 3; total, 112.
DEICRYN HIRAETH. Ar ol fy anwyl fab, Tommy Arthur Morgan, yr hwn a hunodd yn yr Iesu rn ddeuddeng mlwydd a chwe mis oedf, Mai 16eg, 1916. O! dywed, Tommy bach, Pa'm hedaist ti i ffwrdd? Bob dydd mae'th ruddiau iach Yn eisiau wrth y bwrdd; A gwag yw'th gadair fechan dlos, Bob awr o'r dydd, bob awr o'r nos, Dy golli sydd yn wir Yn peri ini glwy', A chleddyf miniog dur Yw adgof ini mwv; Ac ni chawn eto weld dy wedd, Can's huno 'rwyt yng ngwaelod bedd., Me cofio'th wenau cu, A'th lygaid bywiog hardd, Yn dwyn ar gof ini Ryw rosyn yn ein gardd, Yn 11awn hawddgarwch lion ei fryd,. 'Run fath oedd Tommy bach o byd; ft Nid y'm fel teulu clyd l Yn gyfan megis gynt, If Diflanodd ef o'r byd ° ^aen y gwynt; Ni chlywir mwy ei ddengar lef Yn oerni'r byd—mae yn y nef. Ei wisg ddaearol frau Yw'r un sy'n llwch y bedd, Ni wna y tro lie mae-- n a? tlws.ynS ngwlad yr hedd; AU ^no W1SS, gwisg ddisglaer wen., A choron anwyw ar ei ben. Mae'i riaint mewn pruddhad, A'f dagra-u ar eu grudd, Wrth gofio'i bachgen mad Fu'n troi eu nos vn ddydd; A mynych awn yn drist ein gwedd I blanu blodyn ar ei fedd. EVAN MORGAN 40 Duffryn St., (Ei dad hiraethus).. Mountain Ash.
PENRHIWCEIBER LAD KILLED. On Monday, at the Lee Hotel, Mr. J*. R. Rhys, District Coroner, held an. enquiry touching the death of Thomas. .Payne, aged 19 years, who was killed at Nixon s Nayigation Colliery, Mountain. Ash, on Friday. The evidence showed that deceased was killed almost instantly by a fall of a large stone whilst on his knees clearing a hole to "stand" a post. Mr. J. O. Jones, manager, produced the, plans of the workings.—James George, stepfather of deceased, gave evidence of ide,ntification.-Evidence was also given by Alfred Davies, a boy, who was work- with deceased; George Williams and George Carpenter, firemen.—Wil- liams stated that he visited deceased'^ stall about tfen minutes before the occurrence, and ordered Payne to stand a post. He tested the top which he found in good condition. Deceased was a competent workman.—David Williams, collier, who worked at the next stall, released Payne from under the stone The jury returned a verdict of "Acci- dental death."
HACCARIS, MOUNTAIN ASH. Next Week: "The Christian." The engagements at Haggar's Cinema are always up-to-date, but nothing pro- duced at this popular house of enter- tainment can exceed in popularity the long promised photo-drama, The Christian." As a novel, Hall Caine's masterpiece created a vast sensation. Unlike many of his novels-although the characters are Manx-the working out of this fascinating story takes place in London. All familiar with the novel will be more than delighted with an op- portunity of renewing acquaintanceship with Glory Quayle and Joha Storm. The former part is. featured by Miss Elizabeth Risdon, and the latter by Mr Derwent Hall Caine (son of the author). The beautiful scenery employed is British, absolutely from the B to the H. No foreign matter is conoerned iii it, and it beats the whole lot of foreign films to a frazzle. It will be shown on Monday next and during the wholo the week, and there will be two after- noon shows on Monday and Thursday at 2.10.