2nd CLAM. VOLUNTEER TRAININC CORPS., ABERDARE. Orders for Week ending June 10, 1916. Monday.-Rifle Practice 7 p.m. Tuesday.—Platoon Drill, 7.45 p.m. Wednesday.-Rifle Pr&ctioe 7 p.m. Friday.—Drill, 8.15 p.m. Saturday.-Rifle Pr&ctioe 6 p.m. For Duty.—Platoon Commander W C. Cox-, Platoon Sergt. R. L. Berry; Section Commander T. Osmond. A. L. GREG OR, Company Commander Uniform optional for Fridays, but Brassard must be worn with private clothes.
New Theatre MOUNTAIN ASH. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: A Great Ruffell Photo-Drama, AN ENEMY TO SOCIETY. PATHE'S GAZETTE. All the Latest War News in Pictures. Thursday, Friday and Saturday: A Beautiful Pathe Film, COMRADE JOHN, Featuring Ruth Roland and Williai# Elliott. Also No. 38 of that Wonderful Picture, EXPLOITS OF ELAINE GREAT STAR PROGRAMME OF COMICS AND COMEDIES. Prioes of Admission— 21d., 5d., 7d. and lid. Which iodides the Government Theatre Tu.
SmvIom for Sunday Next. HIGHLAND PLACE CHURCH, ABERDARE. SUNDAY EVENING, JUNE 4th, at 6 o'clock, MUSICAL EVENING. Artistes:- Mrs. WILLIAMS, Gadlys (Soprano). Mr. JOHN WILLIAMS, Mountain Ash (Bass). Mr. T. WILLIAMS, Cwmbach (Tenor). Miss ALICE M. JAMES, Aberaman (Elocutionist). Organ Selections by Prof. R. Howells. Preacher: Rev. E. T. EVANS, Pastor. ASSEMBLY ROOMS, CARDIFF ST. On SUNDAY, JUNE 4th, at 6 p.m. (God willing), MR. W. SMITH OF PONTYPRIDD, WILL DELIVER AN ADDRESS ON THE FOLLOWING SUBJECT A Few Steps We Must Take to be Saved." SEATS FREE. NO COLLECTION. TRINITY CHURCH, ABERDARE. NEXT SUNDAY, JUNE 4th, 1916. Preacher: REV. CUTHBERT THOMAS, B.A., CARDIFF. SERVICES AT 11 p.m. & 6 p.m.
CWMDARE NOTES. BY RAFFLES. Too bad that the lady with the massive ospreys in her hat had to retire earlier than usual owing to the Day- light Saving Bill. She is a lovable creature, too. Perhaps the old custom will be revived —courting in the house. Professor Popcorn was not at all pleased with the double bass players last week. He told Raffles that they were well on in age but far back in music. What has become of Bedelia? I think she has changed her name. Cwmdare is a small place but it has a philosophical acrobat. Sospan Fach is hardly in keeping with Sunday evening. Now then Sprigs and Co.! Now, Tom, look after your work. Then you won't want subs. Thanks to the Daylight Bill the clock jobber is kept busy. It's a very poor excuse, William, to say you are kept awake by the children. Why have children?
MEMS FROM THE MOUNT. The gay Lothario from the Mount apparently specialises in barmaids. But why go all the way to Aberdare? Are the Mountain Ash ladies who have been "called to the bar" more particular than barmaids in other places? An Oxford Street firm told the Tribunal that over 1,700 of their em- ployees had gone to the war. The Clara Butt concert will be always remembered for the splendid attention of the audience. None of the artistes would proceed whilst there was the slightest disturbance in the auditorium. Madame Butt stood for many seconds waiting for a steam whistle to finish its remarks, The Chairman of the Tribunal was in a facetious mood on Tuesday evening. "You are given a month," he said to one appellant, but with a sly twinkle in his eye he continued, "Where will you spend it—Swansea or Bournemouth?" Needless to say what the reply was. Colonel Morgan Morgan uttered a sentence at a meeting the other evening severely critical of the come-at-any- time people—"In Mountain Ash punctuality is considered a waste of time." I know this wasn't said for publication, but it is too much of a truth to miss. A sad calamity occurred at the Work- men's Club a few days ago. A pet dog got loose and there's been a huge hue and cry after it. Some of the members declare he's gone after that duck.
EMPIRE, MOUNTAIN ASH. The prettily attractive domestic drama, By Killarney's Lakes," has jumped into popular favour with the Mountain Ash audiences, and the last three nights, this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, are announced. There is no doubt of its popularity, for the fre- quency of the applause proves that to the hilt. Miss Violet Somerville should be proud of the splendid company that she has gathered around her, and her ewn presentation of the leading char- acter, Eileen O'Shea, is a splendid piece of dramatic acting. Her vis-a-vis is Derwent O'Shea, a part that is capitally taken by Mr. Ernest J. Fare, the writer ef the drama. The other parts are well sustained and a really fine per- formance is to be witnessed. No one in Mounain Ash should miss this clever- ly constructed playlet. The official war film, which is more exciting than ever, is also being shown this week.
ULYNNEATH. DON'T delay, but call on JAY. CHEAPEST CYCLES are Royal En- fields, .£6 2s. 6d. upwards.—Parker Bros. THE BAND. The Aberpergwm Silver Band, under the conductorship of the veteran Mr. John Morgan, paraded the principal streets on Saturday last. They played excellent selections, which were much appreciated. IN HOSPITAL. Mr. and Mrs. Evan Thomas, of Heathfield Avenue, have received a letter from their eldest son, Private Owen Thomas, stating that he is at the Naunton Park Hospital, Chelten- ham. This is the fourth hospital that he has been in since he was wounded. MEETINGS. On Sunday and Mon- day last Bethel Baptist Church held their half-yearly meetings, when the Rev. B. Humphreys, Felinfoel, officiated. The Rev. T. Carmen Harris conducted the services. Mr. Rowland Hughes was the precentor, and Mr. Lewis Moses the organist. I SEND-OFF. On Friday evening at the Oddfellows Hotel a send-off con- cert was given to Sergeant Thomas, who I has been out at the front since the beginning of the war. The chair was I taken by Mr. John Thomas. Songs were rendered by Messrs. Willie Morgan, William Devereaux, John Davies, Fred Atkins, Rees Francis, and W. S. Davies. Mr. Harrison was the accompanist. Sergeant Thomas was presented with a cheque. R.A.O.B. On Saturday evening last at the Church Hall a grand concert was held for the benefit of wounded soldiers. The chair was occupied by Mr. Rhys Howells, M.E. T he artistes were Mr. Tony Lucas, the champion whistler of Cardiff, and Mr. Charles Oswald, conjurer, etc., assisted by Miss Joanna Jones (Llinos y Glyn), Master David E. Coombes, Messrs. Edward Evans and David Harries, of Cwmgwrach. Mr. W. R. Thorburn, A.L.C.M., was the accom- panist. I' CLUB FESTIVAL. — On Saturday evening last at the White Horse Hotel, Pontneathvaughan, under the auspices of the Money Club, a cold lunch was provided by Mrs. T. Francis, assisted by Mrs. C. Hamer. A concert was held under the presidency cf Mr. R. Dennis Hughes. Songs were given by Messrs. D. James Williams, Tom Francis, Fred Atkins, Willie Morgan, L. J. Thomas, W. J. Jones, Gwilym Williams, and T. J. Lloyd. Chorus by the Pandy Male Voice Atkins, Willie Morgan, L. J. Thomas, W. J. Jones, Gwilym Williams, and T. J. Lloyd. Chorus by the Pandy Male Voice Party, led by Mr. Charles Hamer. The secretary was Mr. Dennis Hughes. CONCERT. On Thursday evening at the Mason's Arms a concert was given to Private Brinley Morgan, who was home for a few days. Mr. Tom Griffiths presided. Songs were rendered by Messrs. Mathew Webber, Fred Atkins, D. James Williams, David Jones. Daniel Jones, William Morgan, Tom Francis, Ted Evans, Lance-Corporal Morgan Bevan, and Owen Hopkin. Mr. Beachy was the accompanist. In the male voice competition two choirs, the Rock Colliery Party and the British Rhondda Male Voice, competed. The latter, under the baton of Mr. Charles Hamer, won. Mr. Edward Evans was the adjudicator. Private Morgan was presented with a cheque by his friends. PRESENTATION. On Wednesday evening at the Church Hall Mr. David John Rosser, a collier, who has been permanently disabled through an acci- dent, was presented with a Rosburgh chair carriage and a purse of gold by the Glyn Neath Male Concert Party. Councillor T. D. Thomas occupied the chair. Songs were given by Miss Ada Lewis (Llinos Nedd), Miss Joanna Jones (Llinos y Glyn), Madam Blodwen Morris, Messrs. Ben Williams, David James Wil- liams, and Howell Rees. Master Idwal Williams gave violin selections, and Mr. Samuel Powell harp selections. Mr. Parry Williams and Miss Martha Wil- liams (Megan Nedd) were the accom- panists. Addresses were given by the Vicar of Aberpergwm, Mr. T. Williams, and Mr. John Harrett. Mr. William I Davies, conductor of the party, pre- sented the chair to Mr. Rosser, and Miss Martha Williams the purse of gold. Thanks to all who had taken part was proposed by Mr. Stephen Jeffreys on behalf of the party. Mr. William I Perkins was the secretary. The concert realised over £ 65.
CWMDARE. DON'T delay, but call on JAY. SALE.—Mr. D. Morris Powell will have an unreserved Sale of Household Furniture at Market Hall, Aberdare, Thursday next, June 8th. Odd lots may be included on applying to the Auctioneer at his Office, Gadlys Road, Aberdare. MESSRS. J. M. JONES & SON, Builders, Undertakers, Funeral Carriage Proprietors. Business carried on as usual. Same address-90 Brecon Road, Hirwain.
LLWYDCOED. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. SALE.—Mr. D. Morris Powell will have an unreserved Sale of Household Furniture at Market Hall, Aberdare, Thursday next, June 8th. Odd lots may be included on applying to the Auctioneer at his Office, Gaalys Road, Aberdare. CONCERT. On Tuesday evening, May 30th, a presentation concert was held at Horeb (Cong.) Chapel. The chair was taken by the Rev. W. S. Davies, and the following artistes contributed to the programme:—Soprano, Madame D. J. programme:—Soprano, Madame D. J. Williams, Gadlys; tenors, Messrs. Tom Davies, Merthyr, and Harry Watkins, Gadlys; baritones, Messrs. W. Lewis, Llwydcoed, and Dan Rees, Merthyr. Gifts were presented to the representa- tives of the following young men who have recently joined the colours:— Messrs. Daniel Jones, David J. Davies, Lewis Jones, David W. Price, John Richards, and Ralph H. Harris. The gifts, consisting of Bibles, pocket-cases, fountain pens, etc., were handed over on behalf of the church by Mr. James Beddoe. Mr. William Jenkins (Meirion- ydd) recited, and Master Morris Mor- gan, Gadlys, recited and sang. The chairman proposed a vote eI thanks to all who had taken part, and Mr. J. Price seconded. The secretaries were Messrs. W. D. James and A. T. Regs. Mr. David Evans read a poem of his own coaa- pOTition, entitled "Llwydcoed's Heroes."
GADLYS. DONT delay, but sail on JAY. OBITUARY. Oa Wednesday last the funeral of the late Mr. Humphreys, chimney sweep, 12 Ann Street, took place at tke Abentare Cemetery. The mourn- ers were: Mrs. Ruth Evans, daughter; Private Frank Humphreys, son; Mr. and Mrs. J. Humphreys, Bessie Taylor, grandchildren; Mrs. James, sister; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Humphreys, brother; Mr. and Mrs. F. Humphreys, cousins; Mr. and Mrs. Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. T. Rees, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Rees, Mrs. J. Ed- wards, Miss Emily James, Mrs. Bowen, Mrs. Carter and Mrs. Evans, cousins. The Revs. D. Bassett and J. Grawys Jones officiated. Deceased was 66 years of age. WAR NOTE. Gunner Evan J. Davies, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Davies, 32 Gospel Hall Terrace, is home on leave from Dover. His- brother, Wil- liam, is with the 1--5th Welsh out in Egypt. The latter has also seen service in the Dardanelles. Their uncle, Private Owen Davies, is visiting Aberdare from Holyhead. He was one of the survivors of the "Tara," which was torpedoed on November 5th. Afterwards he was taken prisoner by the Arabs, until relieved by means of armoured cars. He is pro- gressing after suffering much privation.
ABERDARE. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. MINISTERIAL. The Rev. R. R. Roberts, B.A., formerly of Trinity, Aberdare, is to occupy the pulpit of the City Temple on Sunday next. OBITUARY. We regret to learn that Mr. Sydney H. Hughes, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hughes, Her- bert Street, passed away last Sunday at the Cardiff Hospital. He was admitted to the hospital several months ago, and underwent more than one operation. The greatest sympathy is felt for the parents.
ABERAMAN. SALE.—Mr. D. Morris Powell will have an unreserved Sale of Household Furniture at Market Hall, Aberdare, Thursday next, June 8th. Odd lots may be included on applying to the Auctioneer at his Office, Gadlys Road, Aberdare. DRAMATISTS PRESENTED. At Saron Hall on Wednesday evening Saron Dramatic Society held a presenta- tion meeting in honour of Messrs..David Richard Phillips and Evan R. Perkins, two members of the Society. The chair was taken by Councillor D. E. Davies. The presentations took the form of serviceable wallets. Miss Annie James handed the one to Mr. Evan Perkins, and Miss M. A. Williams the one to Mr. D. R. Phillips. Both recipients suitably responded. Speeches were made by Messrs. Thomas Edwards, D. J. Phillips, and Thomas Maddy, eulogising the re- cipients' services to the Dramatic So- ciety. Songs were rendered by Messrs. Handel Harris, David John Phillips, Miss Annie James, Messrs. William Perkins, Evan Perkins. Recitations, Miss M. A. Williams and Messrs. Maldwyn Maddy and D. R. Phillips. Poetry, Mr. Thomas Evans. Selections by the choir under the baton of Mr. D. J. Phillips. Private Evan Perkins is at Rhyl with the R.W.F., and Private D. R. Phillips with the 6th Welsh at Pem- broke. THE QUARTERLY MEETING of Ysgoldy Saron was held on Sunday after- noon. Programme: Recitations, Mar- garet Evans, Ieuan Edwards, Ceinwen Thomas, Elsie Lewis, Lily Maud Harris, Ida Howard, Nancy Griffiths. Duet, Nancy Griffiths and Mary Gwen Jones. Songs, Maggie Howells and Nellie Rees. Duet, Sarah Alice Hughes and Ethel Edevane. Recitations, Sarah Mary Scott, Gertie Jones, Maggie Jones, John Corbett, and Lizzie H. Jacobs. Duet, Maggie D. Thomas and friends. Recita- tions, Irene Lewis, Cissie Charles, Thomas A. Edwards, Bronwen Lewis, Hettie M. Evans, and Edna M. Eves. Solo, M. A. Davies. Recitation Ceinwen Lewis and Eluned Phillips. Solo, Maggie May Jones. Recitations, Cled- wyn Griffiths and Willie Jacobs. Duet, M. A. Davies and H. M. Evans. Recita- tion, Nancy Richards. Solo, Lizzie Ann Griffiths. Recitations, Olwen Davies and Maggie M. Evans. Violin solo, Gwyn- fryn Thomas. Recitation, William Thomas Lewis. Solos, Cassie Lloyd and Margaret Ann Jones. Recitations, Cassie Lewis, Cassie Palmer, and Rosie A. Roberts. The Rev. H. P. Jenkins pre- sided.
CWMBACH. LET JAY supply you on their easy payment system. SALE.—Mr. D. Morris Powell will have an unreserved Sale of Household Furniture at Market Hall, Aberdare, Thursday next, June 8th. Odd lots may be included on applying to the Auctioneer at his Office, Gaalys Road, Aberdare. MUSICAL. — The talented young musician, Professor T. J. Morgan, F.T.S.C. (Pencerdd Cynon), Cwmbach, conducted a very successful C.M. sing- ing festival at Goginan, Cardiganshire, last Friday.
FOUNTAIN ASH. I JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. DO YOUR BEST-Mae always does. He has the best in gents' outfitting and hosiery. NAVY FLAG DAY realised the hand- some sum of £ 100. PARISH CHURCH. The Vicar cele- brated Holy Communion at 8 last Sun- day morning in St. Margaret's Church. Matins and Holy Litany were sung at 11. Evensong and sermon were con- ducted by the Vicar. The Canticles were sung to Garrett in A. SALVATION ARMY. Captain Rob- son and Lieut. Snellings had a splendid send-off last Sunday at the Barracks. For 14 months they have laboured hard in the district, and it is hoped that they will be happy in their new sphere of work—Penarth. A h earty welcome awaits the new officers, Captain Lines and Lieut. Eames. CRICKET. Mount United and Penrhiwceiber United played a match on Saturday. Full score appended: Mount 1st innings: W. Brooks, 29; W. R. Male, 6; M. Dinan, 2; J. Williams, 7; D. Richards, 2; L. Parfitt, 0; W. Jones, 5; R. Price, 0; B. Harris, 1; W. Branch, 1; T. Davies, 0; extra, 5; total, 58. Second innings, 26 for 6 wickets. Penrhiwceiber: C. Rathmel, 0; W. Eynon, 11; J. Allen, 1; S. Rees, 0; D. Roberts, 9; J. Lawrence, 2; H. Robbins, 16; T. Walker, 1; W. Bobbins, 7; J. Shore, 0; G. Allea, 8; extras, 2; total, 40. Second innings, 31. Mount won by 4 wickets and 13 runs. Secretary, W. R. Male. 19 Consort Street, Miskin. WHAT ABAHT IT?—Call in and see Ted Mac, he'U tell you. His suits are Some suits. SOLDIER'S NOTES. Pte. Cyril Windsor, Machine Gun Section, writes from Salonika to his brother, Mr. Joe Windsor, Cardiff Road, Mountain Ash. He speaks of the German planes and their frequent visits and also the way they turn tail when our guns are turned 1-1 I on them. The bombs are facetiously j called the iron rations." Pte. Wind- sor speaks of the wreck of a Zeppelin and how the crew were captured. The I country is noted for thunderstorms. He experienced one awfully severe. SOLDIERS' LETTERS. Driver A. M. Richardson writes to his parents, 80 i Woodland Street, from Salonica. He has had his parcels all right, including one from Mrs. Jones. He describes the visit of a Zepp. (friend he calls it), J and how it was brought down. He is j pleased to hear that Hartley is home.— j Bombardier A. E. Edwards is doing his ■ bit in East Africa and writes to his I father, Mr. W. M. Edwards, 56 Wood- field Terrace, Penrhiwceiber. He speaks of trekking across country, and after two hours rest marching 35 miles ) after the fleeing Germans without a halt. He adds: "At the last part of the journey I was dead beat. We had to walk through rivers on other occa- sions and lie down in our wet clothes. There is a mountain we skirted, twenty thousand feet high, and covered with snow the year round. It was a very fine sight. Plenty of large game about, lions, leopards, hyaenas, deer, bucks and zebras. We are hoping that the Germans will put up a fight instead of retreating again." CEFNPENNAR PRESENTATION. —A grand social and dance was held on Wednesday evening at the Cefn- pennar Reading Room, with the object of honouring Mr. T. L. Bebb for his service to the Church socials and dances. Mr. Joseph Ellery presented Mr. Bebb with a handsome gold medal on behalf of his church friends. The speaker referred to Mr. Bebb's work in the village for the church funds and also the numerous charity dances he had promoted. Mr. Bebb responded. Mr. Frank Elliott was at the piano. NEW THEATRE.—The Workmen's Theatre will surely be the scene of en- thusiastic audiences next week. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Mr. Curnow has secured for presentation a great Ruffles picture, entitled, An Enemy to Society." The story is of Stephen Adams, who believes that his mission on earth is to rob the undeserv- ing rich, that he may help the poor. His adventures lead him into terrible crime, but the love of a good woman eventually saves him. The plot is ex- cellently worked and the actors and ac- tresses some of the finest in the world. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday of next week, Comrade John," one of the Pathe exclusives, will be the star film. The programme is full of beauti- ful drama and comedies, and a further progression of "Exploits of Elaine" will be shown.
MISKIN. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. MILITARY. Private Tom Davies, I of the S.W.B., came home on Thursday last from France. He has had some very narrow escapes during his nine months' fighting. His wife and children are living at 12 Victoria Street. OBITUARY. Mrs. Sarah Jane Perrett, aged 37, wife of Mr. Arthur G. Perrett, of 62 Consort Street, passed away on Thursday morning. The funeral took place on Tuesday at Maes- yrarian Cemetery. The Rev. D. Wil- liams, St. John's, officiated. The chief mourners were: Husband; Mr. Harold Perrett, son; Mr. and Mrs. John Davies, Trecynon, parents; Mrs. Evans, sister, and Sulgwyn Evans, Trecynon; Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Davies, Glyn Neath, brother; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Davies, Trecynon, brother; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilcox, Trecynon, sister; Mr. Gwilym Davies, brother; Mr. and Mrs. John King, Trecynon, uncle and aunt; Mr. and Mrs. Abbot, Cwmdare; Mrs. Richards, Ton Pentre; Miss Maggie E. Rees, Trecynon; Mr. and Mrs. John Edwards and Mrs. Davies, Cwmbach; Mrs. Davies, Aberaman; Mrs. Evans and Mrs. Smith, Trecynon; Mr. and Mrs. J. Perrett and Mr. Charles Perrett, brothers; Mr. and Mrs. Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Eades, Mr. and Mrs. Ed- wards, Mr. and Mrs. J. Bird; Mountain Ash; Mr. and Mrs. H. Scarle, Cefn- pennar; John and Isaac Perrett, Mrs. Haynes and daughter, Abercwmboi, and Mr. Jacob Perrett; Mrs. Ellis and Mrs. Williams, Gadlys; Mr. W. Thomas, Mountain Ash; Mr. and Mrs. Hicks; Mr. and Mrs. Eldon, Mountain Ash. The funeral arrangements were carried out personally by Mr. David B. Edwards, Miskin.
MATTHEWSTOWN. HOME FROM THE FRONT. — On Tuesday Lance-Corporal C. Coulon, of the llth Lancashire Regiment, paid a visit to his wife and children at 5 Commercial Place. He has seen nine months' service in France, and has been in several battles. He looks well. He returns to France next week. INTERMENT. Mr. Henry Baldwin, of 59 Pentwyn Avenue, passed away on Thursday last at the age of 72. Deceased was a native of Abergavenny, and came to the district 30 years ago. He was employed at the Penrikyber Colliery Quarry for over 20 years. He leaves a widow and six children. The funeral took place at Abercynon Ceme- tery on Wednesday, May 31st, the Rev. Mr. Christopher, M.A., officiating. The mourners were: Mrs. Baldwin, wife; Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Cooper, daughter; Miss Maggie Dobson, grand- daughter; Miss Emily England and Private Walter England, step-children; Mrs. Herbert Baldwin, Pengam, daughter-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. Cooper, Pengam, daughter; Isaac Cooper and Doris Cooper, Pengam, grand-children.
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ABERCYNON. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. WELCOME HOME. Herbert Street (which is nothing if not patriotic) hoisted its flags to welcome Private W. J. Gardner, of the 1st Dorsets, who came home on leave on May 21st. Private Gardner has been in the firing line in France over twelve months. HIGHER STANDARD SCHOOL. On May 24th Empire Day was duly cele- brated at the Higher Standard Schools. The programme included an address by Mr. Rhys Morgan, headmaster. Recita- tions, Lizzie Jones, Blodwen Jenkins, and Willie Lewis. Recitation, Emily Hayling. Playette, "A Pageant of Heroes," Senior Boys. Several part songs by Choir. Recitation, Richard Jones. Playette, "Pageant of Empire, Senior Girls. INTERMENT. On Thursday, at the Abercynon Cemetery, the remains of Vivienne Harrison, the three-year- old child of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Harri- son, Lock Street, were interred. The Rev. Morgan Jenkins (English Cong.) officiated. The chief mourners were: I Mr. Albert Harrison, Mr. John Wil- liams, Cyril and Kenneth Harrison, I Mrs. W. F. Harrison, Mr. F. Harrison, Mr. W. Williams, Mr. Gomer Williams, Mr. Joseph Price, Mr. William Davies, Mr. W. Lloyd, Mr. D. J. Evans, Mr. J. Crowley, and Mr. James Jones. MILITARY. Sergeant Fred Blomley, King's Royal Rifles, has been drafted out to France and is now in the firing line. Private Lewis Davies, 2 Gwen- doline Terrace, has come home for a few days from France, where he has been in the firing zone for over 12 months. He belongs to the Cheshire Regiment. Private Trevor Jones, Mar- garet Street, belonging to the O.T.C. (R.W.F.) is home for the week-end from Kinmel Park. Private Hugh Jones, belonging to the R.A.M.C., and on active service in an hospital in France, has written home stating that he is in good health. Private Jones has been in France since the commencement of 1915, and has not been home at all since. LAST LEAVE. Private Christopher Harrison has come home on his last leave prior to leaving for France on active service with the Army Service Corps. PROCEEDS OF "MARITANA." — The Abercynon Choral Society (Mr. D. T. Theophilus) have been able to hand over X100 to the Pontypridd and Dis- trict Cottage Hospital as the proceeds of three performances of "Maritana." ENGLISH WESLEYANS. Preach- ing services were conducted at the English Wesleyan Chapel on Sunday by Mr. Henry Condie, Evangelist, Mer- thyr. In the evening meeting a duet was rendered by Mrs. W. Dwyer and Miss Taylor. The accompanist was Mr. W. Robinson. THE RENT-RAISING QUESTION.- On Tuesday evening a general meeting of the S.W.M.F. took place at the Lesser Hall under the presidency of Guardian W. Dyer. A lengthy discussion took place on the question of rent-raising, the secretary being authorised to cir- culate copies of the Rent Restriction Act. Messrs. William Jenkins, William Reynolds, checkweigher, and W. R. Jones were appointed to attend the Pontypridd Conference. ON FURLOUGH. Corporal Willie Lloyd, of the 19th Batt. (R.W.F.) has been home on furlough from Blackdown Camp. Petty Officer William John Jones, of the Royal Naval Division, has also been home this week. QUARTERLY MEETINGS. On Sunday at Calfaria Welsh Baptist Chapel the Sunday School quarterly meetings were held. Afternoon pro- gramme Recitations, May Howells, W. J. Price, Alwyn Robinson. Solo, Valmai Lloyd. Recitations, Brinley Price, Gwyn Thomas. Duet, Lizzie Mary Price and Alice Howells. Recitation, B. Lewis. Solo, Myrddin Lloyd. Recitation, Stanley Meredith. Solo, Daniel Evans. Choruses were given by the Children's Choir (Mr. Evan Lloyd). Quartette by Phoebe Meredith, Gwladys Williams, Lizzie Howells and Lizzie Lloyd. Even- ing programme: Recitations and songs, Alice Howells, Valmai Lloyd, Cissie Stephens, Brinley Price, Miss Lizzie Ann Evans, Myrddin Lloyd, Mr. David Davies. Duett, Misses Mary A-inie and Olwen Davies. Solo, Minnie Stephens. Recitation, Martha Evans. The Child- rens' Choir, led by Mr. William John Davies, sang. Recitation, Mr. John Morgan. Solo, Mr. Evan Lloyd. Dialogue, Mr. William Davies, Mrs. E. Lloyd, Mrs. Davies, Mrs. Williams, and Mrs. Richards. Chorus by Mr. Henry Rees and friends. Dialogue, Misses Martha Evans and Lizzie Mary Evans, and recitation, John Hughes. The meetings were conducted by Mr. John Lloyd, superintendent. The secretary was Mr. Thomas Daniel Thomas. Miss Lizzie Lloyd presided at the organ. PARISH OF ABERCYNON. Anni- versary services were held on Sunday at the St. Gwynno's Mission Room, Abertaf. The special preacher was the Rev. T. J. Richards, L.D., Vicar of St. Luke's, Canton, Cardiff. Anthems were given by the Church Choir. Mr. W. J. Cannings, A.V.C.M., presided at the organ. On Monday the annual tea and concert took place. Trayholders: Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Richards, Mrs. J. Perkins, Miss Winnie Evans, Miss Griffiths, Mrs. Flowers, Miss Smith, Miss Lake, Miss Evans, Mrs. Crawley, Misses G. Evans, Ivy Hands and Flossie Evans. Other workers: Mrs. (Rev.) D. Ellis Jones, Mrs. Burt, and Mrs. Morgan. At the concert the chairman was Mr. John Sutherland, Church Warden. Pianoforte duet, G. Smith and V. Harry. Recita- tion, Margaret Flowers. Solo, Peggy Sutherland. The children's party, con- ducted by Miss L. Warren, sang. Horn-pipe dance, Miss Bessie Howells. Solo, Miss M. Foalkes. Recitation, Mr. Davies. Solo, Willie Edwards. Pianoforte solo, Mrs. Harrison. Action song, "The Quakeresses," Minnie Wil- liams, Edna Evans, and Kitty Morgan. Song, Gwenny Evans. "The Player and the Truant" was performed by G. Carslake, Laura Warren, Alice Villis, and Mr. W. J. Cannings. The children were trained by Mrs. D. Ellis Jones and the Misses Morris. Assis- tance was also given by Miss M. M. Evans, Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. Perry, Messrs. Percy Smith, W. Morgan, Thomas J. Williams, W. Howard, George W. Watkins. J. Davies, W. Price, W. Evans, T. Phillips, and Rev. D. Davies, B.A. The Vicar organised the event.
YNY8YBWL. DON'T delay, but call on JAY. TABERNACLE. Professor John Evans, B.A., of Brecon, was the preacher at Tabernacle Welsh Cong. Chapel am Sunday. OBITUARY.—We regret to record I the death of Mrs. Hughes, of Ffynon- dwym Farm, which occurred on Thurs- day last. RECOVERED.—Lieut. David Oliver Jones, son of Mr. Edward Jones, J.P., of Tynywern, has now completely re- covered from the shrapnel wounds he sustained whilst on active service with the Royal Engineers in France. He was home on a short furlough last week previous to rejoining his regiment. ACCIDENT.—On Wednesday even- ing Albert Edward Hector, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Williams Hector, of 3 Other Street. fell into a bucket of boiling water, and succumbed to scalds the next morning. An inquest was held by Mr. R. J. Rhys, the district coroner, on Monday. The mother stated that on Friday evening she took a bucket of hot water from the fire and placed it on the. floor. The child fell backwards into it, scalding the lower part of his body. — Medical evidence shewed that the death resulted from scalds and shock, and a verdict to that effect was returned. Much sympathy is felt for the parents. ENGLISH WESLEYANS.—On Sun- day special sermons were delivered at the Thompson Street English Wesleyan Church anniversary services by the Rev. Ernest Smith, of Aberdare. On Monday evening a lecture on "John Wesley, the preacher," was delivered by the Rev. John Humphreys, of Mer- thyr. Mr. A. W. Julian, of Ponty- pridd, presided. INTERMENTS. The funeral of Mr. William Gibby, of Heol-y-fynwent, took place on Thursday at the local Ceme- tery, the Rev. A. Jones officiating. The mourners were: Widow; Mr. Ambrose Gibby, 6on; Mr. J. Gibby, Barry, brother; Miss Dinah Gibby, daughter; Mr. Gwilym Gibby, son; Miss Annie Gibby, daughter; Mr. D. Thomas, Aberdare; Miss Annie Gibby, Barry, and Miss M. A. Thomas, Aberdare; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Thomas, Tylorstown; Mrs. Morris and Mrs. Lloyd, Ferndale, nephews and nieces; Mrs. Samuel, Mr. and Mrs. Jones and Mrs. D. Samuel, Mountain Ash; Master Cledwyn Jones, Mr. Ambrose Thomas, Rugby; Mr. J. Thomas, Aberdare; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Morris, Penrhiwceiber; Mr. and Miss John, Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis, Mrs. Richards and Mrs. Dorman, Miskin; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, Hopkinstown; Mr. William Lewis, Graigwen; Mr. and Mrs. Moses, New Road. Several wreaths were given.—The interment also took place on Tuesday at Cefn Cemetery of Mrs. Rasbridge, wife of Mr. J. Rasbridge, head mechanic at the Lady Windsor Colliery. Mrs. Rasbridge was 43 years of age, and was highly respected. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved hus- band and children. The following were the mourners :-Husband; D. R. Ras- bridge, .son; Messrs. D. White and J. White, brothers, Treorchy; Messrs. B. Lyons and J. E. Davies, brothers-in- law; D. J. Davies, W. J. Jones, E. Davies and W. Rasbridge, cousins; D. Davies, brother-in-law; Edward Jones, J.P.; J. T. Davies, Glen View; Job Rasbridge, brother-in-law; John Ras- bridge, Wm. Hughes, Richard Harris, cousins; Thomas Jones, uncle; T. T. Evans, Tynewydd; E. E. Jones, Pant- teg; Rees Williams, Wm. Morgan, R. W. Hughes. Several wreaths were sent. The officiating minister was the Rev. Isaac Morris, B.A., B.D. DEATH.—The death occurred some- what suddenly on Monday, the 22nd inst., of Gwyn Rees Owens, of 9 Clive Terrace. The interment took place at the local Cemetery on Thursday. The following were the mourners :—Mr. and Mrs. John Owens (parents); Henry John Owens, William Myrddin Owens, and Evan David Owens (brothers); Miss H. Davies, cousin; Mr and Mrs David Evans, uncle and aunt; Mr and Mrs. Edwin Williams, cousins; Mr and Mrs Henry John Evans, Abercynon, cousins; Mr and Mrs J. Davies, Mer- thyr, uncle and aunt; Mrs. J. Edwards, Mrs. M. Treharne, Mrs. D. Davies, Mrs S. Edwards, and Mrs. D. Edwards, Aberdare, aunts and cousins; Mr. G. Harris, Miss E. J. Harris, and Mrs. Davies, Miskin; Miss A. Nicholas, Aberdare; Mr and Mrs E. Breese, Ynysybwl.