Nodion a Newyddion. Yn ystod ei oes y mae Lloyd George, er ei fod ar hyn o bryd yn VVeinidog y Tan Ysol, wedi gwneud enw iddo ei hun fel tangnefeddwr. Efe setlodd gweryl gwyr y reilffordd er ys ilawer dydd. Efe a ddygodd heddwch gydag anrhydedd i Fanoeinion pan ydoedd gwyr y cotwm yn ymrafaelio. Pan ddaeth glowyr De Cymru allan ar streic y llynedd am Lloyd George y danfon- wyd i derfynu v ffrwgwd. Ac yn awr el drosodd i'r Werddon gyda'r gangen olewydden yn ei big. Os llwydda i ad- fer heddwch parhaol yn y wlad gyn- henus hono gwna yr hyn y mae pob brenin a Ilywiawuwr a gwleidyddwr wcdi methu a'i wneud er ys saith can mlynedd. Rliwydd hynt iddo. A phan orphena ei waith yn yr Ynys Werdd an- fonwn ef allan i Gyfandir Ewrop 1 setlo y gynhen sydd yn rhwygo y bydysawd. Gellid tybied fod rhywrai yn gwneud eh- o dda meirw Mon. Yn y Clorian- yud, newyddiadur at wasanaeth amaethyddwyr y Fam Ynys, ceir tri hysbysebwr, mewn tri hysbysiad nesaf i'w gilydd, bob un yn sicrhau mai efe a ddyry y pris uchaf am geffylan a gwartheg meirw yn Mon. Nid yswir- wyr yn unig a wnant arian ar gefn y marw. Mae y rhyfel presenol, meddir, yn gyfrifol am amlder priodasau, a dian fod llawer engraifft o ieuo anghymarus yn eu plith. Yn Nghymru yr uniad hynotaf yw priodas yr Eisteddfod Gen- edlaethol a'r Gymanfa Ganu. A geir ysgariad ar ol y rhyfel? Nos Lun diweddaf darlithiai y bardd- bregethwr Dyfnallt o Gaerfyrddin yn Soar, Aberdar. Yna aeth ar ei union i Ffrainc i weini i anghenion ysbrydol y milwyr ger y llinell dan. Dylai y Llywodraeth yn Nghymru fathu bathodyn i'w roi i'r gwrthwyneb- wr cydwybodol neu'r pasiffist, a rhoi hyn arno: Af at y stanc i drengu, Mi hunaf yn y fflam, Cyn af fi i amddiffyn Hen anwyl wlad my mam!" —"Y Drych." f
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MYSTERY OF A DEAD CHILD. Body Found in Rags Picked at Pen. rhiwoeiber or Miskin. On Thursday, at Aberdare Police Station, before Mr. R. J. Rhys, an in- quest was held on the body of a newiy born female child, which was discovered- in a bundle of rags at the Marine Stores, back of the Iron Bridge Hotel, Aberdare.—Wm. Jenkins, Beecham's Lodging House, who worked in the Stores, said he was sorting the rags on Tuesday morning, May 23rd, when he found the body tied up in an apron. The rags in question had been brought in the previous night by a rag-gatherer named Joseph Thomas. Joseph Thomas was called, and he stated that he stayed in James' Lodging-honse. On the Monday he took out a horse and cart and gathered rags in Penrhiwcei- ber, Miskin, Cardiff Road (Mountain Ash) and Newtown. He did not re- ceive anything tied up during the day. The biggest load he received from one person did not weigh more than 4 lbs., whereas the child weighed 7 or 8 lbs. When he returned to the Marine Stores Wm. Jenkins tied all the rags up into two bales, and witness was paid by the owner, Z. Badash.—Questioned by the Coroner, witness said he left his cart for a few minutes at Mountain Ash to go into a public house for lunch. He did not think anyone could have thrown the body on the cart during that time. His opinion was that someone had climbed the wall of the Marine Stores during Monday night and placed the body in the bundle of rags.—Coroner: It would be necessary to open the bun- dle to do that ?—Witness Yes.—Zavil Badash, the owner of the Marine Stores, deposed that Thomas brought in the load of rags about o p.m. on Monday. He saw the rags being placed in two wrappers and weighed. The weight was 1 cwt., 1 qr., and 14 lbs., and Thomas was paid 2s. 9d.—Coroner: Not much for a day's work.-Witness said that entrance to the Marine Stores could be effected from the T.V.R. line, and from the side of the river. He did not think the bales had been interfered with during the night.—Dr. Thayne de- posed to conducting a post-mortem ex- amination. When he saw the body at 10.30 Tuesday morning the child had been dead about 24 hours, therefore it must have been born early on Monday morning. it was a well-developed child, and weighed between 7 and 8 lbs. The child must have lived after being born, but how long he did not know. There was no evidence of foul play, but there was evidence of want of proper attention.—Joseph Thomas, recalled, was shown the merino apron in which the child was found. He did not re- member receiving anything of the kind on Monday.—Summing up the Coroner said he had had a good many cases simi- lar to this, but not where the details were so strange. The witness Thomas said he never received the apron but it was very likely that the child was weighed with the rags on Monday night, and had come from the bottom part of the district—Penrhiwceiber, Miskin or Newtown. The medical evi- dence was not strong enough to support a charge or murder or manslaughter. If the mother had been overtaken with illness and she hushed it up and the child bled to death by want of proper attention, that would not be murder or manslaughter; it simply meant that the child died through want of proper attention.—The jury returned a verdict That the child died from want of proper attention at birth."
Siloh, Trecynon. On Wednesday, May 24th, the stone- laying ceremony took place in connection with the new vestry built as an adjunct to Siloh Congregational Church, of which the Rev. J. Sulgwyn Davies is pastor. The pastor presided. The Revs. E. Wern Williams, Hirwain, and J. D. Rees, Salem, introduced the service. Twelve stones were laid as follows:- (1) Mr. Evan Jones, deacon, representing Lord Rhondda; (2) Miss Eileen Llew- elyn, representing her father, Councillor D. R. Llewelyn; (3) Councillor W. M. Llewelyn; (4) Miss Morfydd Davies, on behalf of her father, Mr. D. Tyssul Davies; (5) Master T. H. Roderick, re- presenting his grandfather, Mr. T. Roderick; (6) the pastor; (7) Mr. T. Wyatt, deacon; (8) Mr. T. Teifi Evans, deacon; (9) Mr. William J. John, deacon; (10) Mr. W. Williams, Alma Street, member; (11) Mr. Handel Jordan Davies, on behalf of the Sunday School. (12) Mr. David Davies, secretary of the church, on behalf of his mother, laid a stone in memory of his father, Mr. John Davies, and his brother, Mr. Samuel Davies, two departed deacons. Thanks to the stonelayers was proposed by Mr. R. Williams, treasurer of the church, and seconded by Mr. David Llewelyn. In Most cases substantial sums of money were placed on the stones. The Rev. T. Eli Evans concluded the meeting. The new edifice, which is a spacious and handsome building, was erected by Mr. Tyssul Davies at a cost of X600, the architect being Mr. T. Roderick.
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DEATH OF MR. M. J. HARRIS. On Thursday last Mr. Morgan John Harris, Harriet Street, Trecynon, passed away at the age of 49 years. The interment took place on Tuesday at the Aberdare Cemetery. The mourners were: Messrs. Lewis Lewis, Morgan & William Thomas, R. J. Smith, W. Lloyd and C. Humphreys, cousins; Messrs Rees Thomas and J. Powell, uncles. The bearers were the deacons of Heolyfelin (B.) Chapel. The Revs. W. Cynog Williams, James Griffiths, John Morgan and W. S. Davies offici- ated. Floral tributes were sent by: (1) Sister; (2) Claudia; (3) Mr. Frank Hodges', J.P.; (4) Mr and Miss Isaac, The Grange; (5) Mr. T. Isaac and son, Llangadock; (6) St. David's Lodge of Freemasons; (7) Mr. and Mrs. W. John; (8) Mr and Mrs James John; (9) Mr and Mrs J. D. John; (10) Mr. H. M. John (11) Pantglas Family; (12) Aber- dare Liberal Club; (13) Mr. Emrys Evans (14) Mr and Mrs Tyssul Davies; (15) Mr and Mrs Maliphant; (16) Ellen, Mary and Willie Jones. The late Mr. Harris was well known and highly respected. At one time he represented the Llwydcoed Ward on the Aberdare District Council, and passed through the chair. Also for a period he was a member of the Glamorgan County Council. He was a vice-president of the Aberdare Liberal Club, where dur- ing the last few days the flag has been flving at half mast. He was a Past Master of the St. David's Lodge of Freemasons. Mr. Harris was a deacon and former treasurer of Heolyfelin (B.) Church, and one of the most active local laymen in the Connexion. Mr. D. Tys- sul Davies was the undertaker.
7 I Trecynon and Llwydcoed Notes. BY MARCELLO. The little back parlour, somewhere in Trecynon, "Where village statesmen talked with looks profound, And news much older than their ale went round," is now closed at 9 p m. by order of His Majesty. The result is that pothouse politics are at a discount in Marcello's sphere of observation. Since the Government commenced saving daylight in the parish of St. Fagan the patronage of a once favourite lovers' nook has fallen off very consider- ably. Go there between the hours of nine and ten p.m. any evening now and you will find it deserted, although the hawthorn bush which shades this pretty spot is at its best. It is clear that some people love one another more than they love the light. "It is easier to be critical than to be correct," said the great Disraeli, and he knew a thing or two. "Judge not, that ye be not judged said a greater than Disraeli. The other evening some young ladies in Trecynon were overheard mak- ing rather rude remarks about the voice of a comrade when coming out of an ladies in Trecynon were overheard mak- ing rather rude remarks about the voice of a comrade when coming out of an ysgol gan. I The summery weather and the exten- sion of daylight has accounted for ex- tended patronage to the public park. But it is a pity that there should be correspondingly an extension in the occupation of the seats of the scornful. I' A special tongue of fire has been or- dered for the young lady who has joined the Pentecostal Dancers. I always con- I sidered her natural wagger combustible enough. II Two local little girls were proceeding to school the other morning when one of them was overheard to say, We are going to have a live baby to wash in school to-day." I wonder how did the little animate subject like the experi- ment. I suppose it was not quite so bad as vivisection. Our ministering angels do not confine their benevolence to the institution to which they, are attached. The other evening a host of thepi might be seen going to the highways and byways to I pursue their high calling. During the present fine weather there is a great run on a country restaurant situate in a pleasant spot between Llwydcoed and Hirwain. But it is on a I Saturday chiefly that "good digestion waits on appetite" and the hungry visitors from Aberdare "drink to the general joy of the whole table." They say in the words of St. Augustine, "When I am here I do not fast on Saturday." Drawn blinds have been the source of much speculation on the part of curious neighbours at Llwydcoed. They wonder whether the shaded windows indicate death or springcleaning. I How is it that Empire Day passed off so quietly at Llwydcoed, the nursery of Imperialism for so many years. I see that in Abercynon and other places down the Vallev "The Day" was duly ob- served. We are certainly as patriotic as ever, but, perhaps, practical patriot- ism tends to make us less demonstrative. When the great peacemaker, Lloyd George, has settled the Irish dispute there is a big job—perhaps a bigger one—waiting him in Marcello's area. It is a bitter family feud. Unless some- thing is done shortly to put out ti-e smouldering flame of dissension in Tre- cynon, we shall see some out and out Sinn Feinism-the home brand. A Trecynon choir, we are in-formed, is 11 going to "pre-form." That is a pre- deluvian form of announcement. A re-form is needed. Were the Sisters of Mercy seeking pastures new or pastors young?
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HIRWAIN. YOU will be pleased after calling at JAY'S. CHEAPEST CYCLES are Royal En- fields, t6 2s. 6d. upwards.—Parker Bros. A. J. PADDOCK wishes to announce that he has now opened a branch shop "1 Cross Street with a fine selection of laths, Lavatories, Gasfittings, and all Sanitary Goods, and where all orders ior repairs, etc., may be sent. MESSRS. J. M. JONES & SON, Builders, Undertakers, Funeral Carriage Proprietors. Business carried on as usual. Same address—90 Brecon Road, Hirwain. PULPIT. The Rev. J. Fisher Griffiths (Soar) preached at Ramoth (B.) Church on Sunday. DEATH AND INTERMENT. On Thursday morning Mrs. Stella Rees, of Cynon Terrace, passed away. Deceased was only 29 years of age, and was held in high esteem. The interment took place at Benderyn Cemetery on Monday last, the officiating ministers being the Revs. M. P. Moses and Llewelyn Jen- kins (Rector). The chief mourners were: Mr. and Mrs. Rees Evans, father and mother; Private Gomcr Evans and Mr. Rees Evans, brothers; Miss Nellie Evans, sister; Mrs. E. Evans, Mrs. David Evans, aunts; Miss Lizzie 01- wen Evans, Messrs. Wm. Davies, Evan John Evans, Master Geoffrey Evans, cousins. It is sad to relate that the day before Mrs. Rees' death Nurse Alice Evans, her sister, returned to the Front, where she has been doing noble work with the Red Cross. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved relatives. OPERETTA.—On Thursday and Fri- day evenings, at the Victoria Hall, the Hirwain Juvenile Choir gave a capital performance of the operetta entitled, The Children's Queen (G. W. Strat- ton). Guardian David Jones and Coun- cillor John Owen George were the presi- dents. The conductor was Mr. Dan Davies. The children, who were pret- tily attired as fairies, sang beautifully. The two chief parts of Fairy Queen and Laila the Lost Child were taken by Mrs Tomkins and Miss Dorothy John re- spectively. There was a full orchestra, with Mr. Tom Richards, L.L.C.M., as organist, and Miss Jennet Davies as pianist. The proceeds go to the organ renovation fund of Mount Pleasant Church. The stage manager was Mr. David Williams. Stewards: Rev. M. P. Moses, Messrs. Arthur Hodges, John Whallev, William Bound, Richard Ed- wards,' Tom C. White, David Nichols, David Rees, John Williams, and W. Tomkins.
ROBERTSTOWN. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. THE INTERMENT of the late Mrs. Jane Williams, of 15 Thomas Street, the widow of Mr. William Williams, one of the oldest inhabitants of Roberts- town, took place on Monday last at the Aberdare Cemetery. The Rev. J. D. Rees, Salem, offiicated, assisted by Rev. D. Bassett, Gadlys, and Rev. R. H. Davies, Cwmbach. The chief mourners were: Messrs. T. Williams, Fleur-de- Lis; E. Williams, Ynysddu, and Henry Williams, Clydach Vale, sons; John Griffiths, Gadlys; Thomas Williams, Trealaw, and Henry Williams, Tony- pandy, brothers-in-law; William Wil- liams, Ynysddu, and D. J. Williams, grand-children; Freddie Rees, Cwm- bach, and J. Howells, Fleur-de-Lis, sons-in-law; E. W. Howells Fleur-de- Lis, grand-child; E. W. Davies, Robertstown; Gomer Griffiths, Gwilym Griffiths and E. J. Griffiths, Gadlys; T. Cook, Bargoed; David Davies, Aber- aman; Wm. Davies, Trecynon; Dan Davies, Gwauncaegurwen; Edward Evans, Tonypandy; D. Williams, E. Davies, Elias Davies, T. J. Jones, Willie Taylor, E. D. Davies, all of Aberaman E. L. Davies, Gwauncaegurwen; Willie Thomas and Evan Griffiths, Gadlys. 1st coach: Mrs. Rachel Griffiths, sister, Gadlys; Mary J. Edwards and Eliza- beth Howells, Fleur-de-Lis; Rachel A. Rees, Cwmbach, daughters; Rachel A. Howells, grandchild, Robertstown; Elvira Williams, Ynysddu, and Louisa Williams, Clydach Vale, daughters-in- law. 2nd coach: Mrs. Gwen Williams, Tonypandy; Mrs. Lloyd, Hirwain; Liz- ) zie J. Gwilym, Ynysddu; Maggie J. Cook, Bargoed; Mrs. Mary Davies, Aberaman; Melvin Rees, Cwmbach. 3rd coach: Mary E. Griffiths, Emily Griffiths, Mrs. Willie Thomas, Mrs. Gomer Griffiths, Gadlys; Mrs. Evans, Hirwain. 4th coach: Mrs. Walter Gib- son, Gadlys; Mrs. J. Welsh, Roberts- town; Mrs. Slocomb, Cwmbach; Mrs. Gwilym Griffiths and Mrs. Evan J. Griffiths, Gadlys. 5th coach: Mrs. Dd. Davies, Aberaman; Mrs. Wm. Davies, Trecynon; Mrs. Willie Taylor and Mrs. D. J. Jones, Aberaman; Mrs. W. H. Williams, Gadlys. 6th coach: Mrs. Berryman, Aberaman; Mrs. Rees, Robertstown; Mrs. A. Rees and Mrs. T. Rees, Cwmbach. 7th coach: Mrs. Davies, Cwmbach; Mrs. Gomer Rees, Aberdare; Mrs. Shott, Robertstown; Mr. T. Davies, Trecynon. Wreaths were sent by the children and by Salem Church.
CWMBACH. YOU will be pleased after calling at JAY'S. CWMBACH MAN WOUNDED. Miss Esther Jones, of Bridge Road, has received a letter from her brother, Private Sam Jones, of the Welsh Guards, stating that he is now in Netley Hospital, suffering from wounds received whilst m France. Private Jones is a brother to the late Mr. Dan Jones, who met his death through falling down the shaft at Llettyshenkin Colliery a few months ago. CWMBACH MAN DIES IN INDIA.— Mrs. Emma Davies, of Stable Houses, j mother of Driver Gwilym Davies, A.S.C., has received information from the War Office that her son has just died in India. The cause of death is not given. Driver M. J. Morris, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Morris, of Greenfield Terrace, is also in India, and has just come out of hospital. Driver Morris is a cousin of the late Driver Gwilym Davies. They enlisted the same time. THE INTERMENT of Eddie Jones, aged 15 years, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Davies, of Ellis Villa, took place at the Aberdare Cemetery on Thursday. Walking before the hearse were: (1) Members of Bryn Seion Band of Hope; (2) Bryn Seion Children's Choir, and (3) deceased's class at school. The mourners were: First coach, Mother; Catherine M. Jones and Kate Davies, sisters; Mrs. E. J. Evans, Mrs. C. Jones, aunts; Mrs. E. Williams and Sarah Jones, cousins; 2nd coach, Misses Esther Jones, Tegwen Evans, Mrs. M. L. Rees, Miss S. J. Williams, Mrs. G. Knowles, Mrs. E. Hughes, Mrs. M. A. Hughes, cousins; 3rd coach, Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis, uncle and aunt; 4th coach, Mrs. R. Williams, Mrs. Miriam Jones, Mrs. Sarah Jones, Mrs. L. Spicer, Mrs. Williams, cousins; 5th coach, Councillor David Davies, Mrs. Davies, Mrs. S.. Mathews, Miss Marjory Davies, Miss Jane Davies, uncle and aunts; 6th coach, Misses L. G. Jones, Katie Jones, Bessie Williams, Mrs. Jane Evans, Mrs. A. M. Hay, Master G. S. James, cousins; 7th coach, Mrs. Rachel Narbett, Mrs. Mary Phillips, Mrs. M. J. Morgan, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs. C. Davies, aunts; 8th coach, Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Jones, Royal Oak; Mrs. Margaret Jones, Mrs. Margaret Davies, and Mrs. Tudor Davies; 9th coach, Mrs. Hughes-Jones, Mrs. R. H. Davies, Mrs. (Dr.) Bromilow, Mrs. James, Victoria Inn; 10th coach, Mrs. Martha Davies, Mrs. Meth Davies, Mrs. J. Lloyd, Mrs. M. Williams, Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas; 11th coach, Mr. and Mrs. T. Richards and family. Following the hearse were: Step-father; Tommy Jones, D. Emlyn Davies, brothers; Messrs. Thomas E. Williams, David E. Williams, Benjamin Evans, Moses Jones, William James, Willie Williams, uncles; Evan Rees, Edmund Williams, Thomas E. Williams, Trevor Evans, Brynmor Evans, Emlyn Jones, Sidney Evans, Latimer Williams, cousins; Daniel Jones, David Jones, uncles; David Jones, Thomas Hughes, .Evan Jones, Gwilym Jones, John Daniel Jones, cousins; Evan Davies, uncle; W. H. Phillips, Thomas Phillips, cousins; John Hughes, Fred Watts, Guardian Meth Davies, Messrs. Thomas Toy and David Toy, uncles. The bearers were: Messrs. Willie Evans, Edgar Jones, James Davies, John Chilly, Thomas Henry I Jones, Martin James, Idris Rosser and Evan Rees Evans. The Revs. R. Hugh Davies, B.A., and J. Myddfai Jones officiated. Mr. W. C. Cox, M.A., County School, spoke a few words. Messrs. Og- wen Williams, F.R.G.S., and W. R. Wil- liams, B.Sc.. were also present. Several hymns were sung, Mr. Johnny Lloyd con- ducting. A large number of floral tributes were received. Mr. J. Zachariah, Aberdare, was the undertaker.
ABERAMAN. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. CORRECTION. The person who ap- peared before the Aberdare Tribunal, reported last week, was the billposter and stage hand at the Grand Theatre, and not the stage manager, as stated. PRESENTATION. On Saturday morning, at the Aberaman Branch of the Cwmbach Co-op. Society, Guardian D. J. Phillips presented Mr. D. R. Phillips, of the Grocery Department, with a silver wristlet watch on his de- parture to join the colours. Guardian Phillips referred to the good feeling which existed between the recipient and his co-workers. Mr. James J. Jones, a co-worker, endorsed these remarks. Mr. J. Emanuel, foreman, regretted losing such a good employe. Mr. D. R. Phillips feelingly and thankfully re- sponded. — At Saron Congregational Church on Sunday evening the Rev. H. P. Jenkins handed to Mr. Phillips, on behalf of the church, a Bible. The rev. gentleman remarked that Mr. Phillips was a most faithful Sunday School worker, and hoped he would be spared to return to play his part in the work of the church. Mr. Phillips cordially re- turned thanks. DEATH AND INTERMENT. Mr. John Green, 18 Mason Street (better known as John Williams) passed away on Monday. He was 77 years of age, and leaves a widow and three daughters. The interment took place on Saturday at the Aberdare Cemetery. Mr. T. Lee, English Wesleyans, and Captain Burke, Salvation Army, officiated. The chief mourners were--First coach, Mrs. Green, widow; Mrs. Cowles, Mrs. Smith, and N. Williams, daughters; Annie Cowles, grand-child; Mrs. Lamb, Mr. D. Wiltshire, brother-in-law; 2nd coach, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Boucher, Mrs. Williams, and Mrs. Barwell, nieces; 3rd coach, Mrs. L. Wiltshire, Mrs. R. Wiltshire, Mrs. Walsy, Mrs. Pearson, Mrs. Morgan, nieces; Miss E. Jones; 4th coach, Mrs. E. Jones, Cap- tain, Salvation Army; Mrs. Hooker, Mrs. Davies, Mrs. Miles; 5th coach, Mrs. Wyatt, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Hopkins, and Mrs. Jones. The bearers were: Messrs. Charles Morris, Jack Davies, Thomas Davies, Jack Morgan, Edward Jones, Harry Fry, George Greening, William Greening, and Joseph Richards. Beautiful wreaths were sent by: Daughters; Nieces; Sister; Captain Burke; Mrs. Hooker; Mrs. Lamb; sprays by Ethelyn Jones and Annie Cowles.
A BROADMINDED MINISTER. In a recent issue of the Primitive Methodist Leader" the Rev. H. Barra- clough, Wesleyan Minister, Aberdare, writes that in the Aberdare Valley we have an example of a practical Noncon- formist Union, and referring to the veteran P.M. minister. Rev. George Windram, he says :—"The whole neigh- bourhood is his parish. He goes in and out among us, preaching and lecturing in all our pulpits, doing abundant and most excellent work for his own and all the English churches, beloved and wel- come everywhere. He is our Free Church G.O.M., and we often forget that he is a Primitive Methodist-he is a cosmopolitan, an oecumenical, a Christian! Ought not all of us to ap- proximate to that?"
Starred and Unstarred Smokers. The Good Old Shagg Smokers ot Aberdare Valley will be pleased to know that the manufacturers of the noted Tobacco, 'Cope's No. 1 Shagg' OCP have now made arrangements with some of the leading Grocers, Tobacconists and Co-operative Societies throughout the district to Stock this popular weed," so that it may be procured locally at any time, in packets and tins. This Rich, Cool, and Lasting Shagg is as Sweet as a Nut, and can be Smoked at the Home, Theatre, Music Hall, or anywhere, and people around will enjoy the pleasing aroma. Wives and Sweethearts like it be- cause it does not make Smokers' mouths, breath, or home smell offensive- ly as is usually the case with other Shagg Tobaccos. Quality is the Keynote with Cope's No. I," and the grand recep- tion it has already received, and th* daily increasing demand is so gratifying that we do not hesitate to recommend all good smokers to go on it." If any difficulty is experienced in getting it just drop a postcard to- Cope's Tobacco Works, Liverpool. We Specialise in Mourning Orders Large Quantities at Short Notice. :1 Raincoats and Overcoats 30/ 32/6, 35/- and 40/- Superior to Ready-Mades at Less Prices. J. LEWIS, MANUFACTURING TAILOR, MARKET STREET, ABERDARE
Aberdare Girl Guides. £150 Realised at Ysguborwen Garden Party. Last Thursday a very successful garden party and sale of soldiers' com- forts, organised by the Aberdare Com- pany of Girl Guides, with their captain, Miss Bessie M. Richards, was held at Ysguborwen Grounds, kindly lent by Mr. and Mrs. George Hann. The pro- ceeds went towards providing a Girl Guide Hut for our soldiers in France, Sir Baden Powell having solicited we aid of the Aberdare Company to secure funds for that object. Miss Richards and her girls had but a short time to organise this elaborate function, but the financial result-a net profit of over El-50-speaks volumes of the complete success of the undertaking. Much of the credit, of course, belongs to Mrs. George Hann, a lady whose munificence has become a bye-word in this district. She encouraged the movement from the beginning, and gave Miss Richards and the Girl Guides every assistance and practical support. She placed the beautiful and spacious grounds of Ys- guborwen at the disposal of the organ- isers, and her gifts towards the sale of work were boundless. Several stalls had been arranged on the tennis grounds, and these were presided over by Mrs. Ogilvie, London; Mrs. Frank Hann, Llettyshenkin; Mrs. Harold Hann, Whitchurch, and Miss Bessie M. Richards, assisted by patrol leaders,, viz., Marjory George, Edna Hall, Dorothy and 01 wen Evans and others. One of the stalls contained a great novelty in the shape of exquisitely line vases, made and presented by Mr. Nor- man Ogilvie, London, brother to Mrs. George Hann. These had been made out of electric bulbs. There were also beautiful fancy goods worked in silk, gold and silver threads, made by Prin- cess Christian. These had ready buy- ers. One room in the house had been devoted to paintings and sketches, the work of Mrs. Hann herself. They were initialled "M.H. and obtained buyers at good prices, and Mrs. Hann gave all the proceeds, amounting to about 950, to the fund. There was a Hoop-la stall in charge of wounded soldiers, and a good sum was realised here. Miss Lewis had charge of the Zeppelin Star Room, and Miss B. Fletcher, of the Gymnasium, while Miss Jennie Rich- ards ably fulfilled the role of chief steward. In the tea-room the follow- ing ladies presided: Mrs. D. M. Rich- ards, Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Sprod, Mrs. C. Hall, Mrs. Eli Evans, Mrs. Tom Evans, Mrs. Erricker, Mrs. Prance Williams, and Mrs. T. Roderick, assist- ed by Mrs. Dan Jones, Mrs. Rowland Pritchard, Mrs. Cain and Mrs. Gibbs, with Girl Guide helpers. Mrs. Vince had charge of the provisions and pro- duce stall. Mrs. Charles Kenshole, Lady High Constable, had kindly assist- ed in collecting cakes for the tea while the Girl Guides had also obtained quite a variety of cakes and other eatables. Over 250 sat down to the tea. Nellie Tavender made the biggest "savings" collection. Corona Wilson, assisted by Gwyneth Sprod, collected a sweet and fruit stall, while Doris Erricker and Blodwen Fox made up a pretty flower stall. Mr. Fisher, Mr. Sprod, and members of the Sguborwen staff, including Messrs. Vinoe, Jackman; Jones and McQueen, rendered assist- ance at the gates. Miss Richards is to be highly congratulated on achieving such a success, and in realising such a substantial amount towards a good object.
CADLYS. DON'T delay, but call on JAY. NOW is the time to buy Wallpaper at original prices. Do not delay, as prices are rapidly advancing.—Emrys Evans, Victoria Square, Aberdare. A CONCERT was held at the Glan- dover Inn on Monday in honour of Private Edgar Phillips, Oxford Street, who is leaving for the front for the third time. Mr. J. Lee presided. Har- mony was contributed by Messrs. Bob Roberts, Dick Davey, T. Trueman. Vater, Sam Sweet, Joe Evans, Jack Jones and Edgar Powell. In making a presentation of a purse of money to the hero of the evening Mr. Parry spoke a few complimentary words, and the re- cipient responded. Mr. Evan Rees, Aberdare, presided.