HIR WAift. CHEAPEST CYCLES are Royal En- fields. X'6 2s. 6d. upwards.—Parker Bros. YOU will be pleased after calling at JAY'S. J. PADDOCK wishes to announce tt it he has now openüd a branch shop 4n Cross Street with a fine s elect ior ov ..ths, Lavatories, Gasfittings, and aU Sanitary Goods, aDd where all orders -lor repairs, etc.. mav be pent ST. LLE-URWGS EGG COLLEC- TION.-513 eggs were collected on Sun- day last at the above church for our wounded soldiers and sailors, and afterwards sent to headquarters, Lon- don. The collection took place in the afternoon service, the church being full.
CWMBACH. CHEAPEST CYCLES are Royal En- tields, £ 6 2s. 6d. upwards.—Parker Bros. NOW is the time to buy Wallpaper at original prices. Do not delay, as prices are rapidly advancing.—Emrys hvans, Victoria Square, Aberdare. Y 01J will be pleased after calling at JAY'S. HOME FROM THE FRONT. — Private Howell Moyle and Private John Morris, both with the Welsh Regiment, are home on leave from France. Driver Jack Hughes, R.F.A., is also home from France, where he has been for the last six months. SEMD-OFF CONCERT. At the Victoria Inn on Monday evening a con- cert was given to Private John Morris I (Welsh Regiment), who had been home I on a few days' leave from the trenches in France. The chairman, Mr. Willie Davies, gave an address. Songs, Messrs. John Jones, John Lewis, J. R. Jones, William Bowen, John Protheroe, D. G. Pugsley. Pianoforte solo, Mr. George Sedgemore. Violin solo, Mr. T. H. Jones. Addresses, Messrs. John Evans and W. Jenkins. The hostess, Mrs. James, handed Private Morris a purse of money, and wished him good luck. Private Morris gratefully responded. He returned to France on Tuesday. R.A.O.B. A meeting was held on June 3rd at the Blodeuyn Cynon Lodge to present four brethren for services rendered to the Lodge and the Order. The chair was first occupied by Bro. Lewis Howells, and later by the P.J.P., N. Shapira, Abercynon, who paid a tribute to the activity of the Lodge. The Beaufort Lodge paid a regalia visit, and a 'capital programme was conducted by Bros. Moses Price, D. C. Jones, James Rees, D. Lewis and Maggs (Beau- fort Lodge), Thomas (Llwydcoed), John Cottle, Herbert (Llwydcoed). Knight Shapira presented Primo George H. Watts, Knight James, and Primo James Rees. Knight Lloyd presented Bro. Thomas Evans; Primo Daniel Davies presented Bro. Moses Jones; Knight James Bick (Beaufort Lodge) presented Bro. J. Moyle, C.V.V., for services ren- dered. All recipients briefly responded with thanks. Bro. Palmer acted as accompanist. CONCERT. At the Crown Inn on Friday evening a send-off concert was given to Private Edward Phillips, of the 5th Welsh, who has been out in France since the commencement of the war. The chairman was Mr. Watkin Jones; vice-chairman, Jlr. John Cottle. Songs, Messrs. Jotui Marks, Thomas Jones, George Sweet, John Cottle, Watkin Jones, Thomas Phillips, Private Phillips, and David Holding. The hostess, Mrs. Jones, handed Private Phillips a cheque, and wished him a safe return home. Private Phillips suitably responded, and thanked all for their generous gift. Messrs. Thomas Morris and George Sweet gave selections on the gramaphone. Private Phillips had a brother on board the destroyer, Fortune, which was sunk in the North Sea fight last Wednesday, but the fate of the young man is not yet known. Private Phillips returned to France on Saturday. THE SECOND ANNUAL CONCERT of Ebenezer (C.M.) Chapel was held on Thursday at the Workmen's Hall. The chair was taken by the Rev. J. Mvddfai Jones. Programme: Pianoforte solo, Master Glanffrwd 0. Thomas, Penrhiw- ceiber. Battle chorus, "Comrades in Arms," Cwmdare Boys' Choir (Mr. J. Howells). Solo, Mr. D. Lloyd Morgan, Cwmaman. Solos, Miss Frances C. Jones, Mardy; Miss M. J. Williams, Trecynon; Miss Marian T. Gray, Aber- dare. Solos, Miss May Roberts, Aber- aman. Pianoforte solo, Miss Jane Evans, Cwmaman. Solo, Mr. David J. Rees, Glyn Neath. Vocal waltz, "Hen Gymru DJos" (Professor T. J. Morgan, F.T.S.C. (Pencerdd Cynon), Cwmdare Bovs' Choir. Choruses by the Choir. By special request Miss Frances C. Jones sang "My heart is weary." The accompanist was Professor T. J. Mor- gan.
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FOUNTAIN ASH. CHEAPEST CYCLES are Royal En- fields, J-6 2s. 6d. upwards.—Parker Bros. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. CLERICAL. The Rev. J. Llewelyn Davies, B.A., curate of Ynyshir, has accepted the living of Miskin, offered him by the Lord Bishop of the Diocese. CRICKET. A return match was played on Saturday between Mountain Ash United and Penrhiwceiber United. Scores: Mountain Ash: W. Brooks, 15; W. Male, 4; F. Isles, 2; D. Richards, 1; E. Tilk, 8; W. Branch, 0; A. Jones, 20; T. Parfitt, 0; 1. Williams, 1; T. Davies, 2; B. Harris, 1; extra, 1; total, 55. Pen- rhiwceiber: H. Robbins (captain), 1, W. Robbins, 2; W. Eynon, 5; T. Rees, 1; J. Thore, 9; T. Walker, 0; D. Roberts, 6; J. Lawrence, 1; P. Bryant, 0; J. Beynon, 0; A. N. Other, 0; extras, 3; total, 28. Mountain Ash won by 27.
MATTHEWSTOWN & YNYSBOETH. ALL trams and buses lead you to JAY'S. MILITARY. Driver E. R. Evans, of the A.S.C., has returned to Kinmel Park after spending a few days home at 13 Cross Street. ACCIDENT. On Friday last an accident befel Mr. James Adlam, of 2 Caemaen Street, whilst following his employment as collier at Abercynon Colliery. He sustained a fractured leg. MUNITION WORKERS. The following left on Monday to take up duties at Woolwich Munition Works:- Misses Martha Jones, 14 Cross Street; Jane Baker, 17 Wall Street; Miller Hammond, 14 Wall Street; Violet Batchelor, Homerton Street; May Evans, 45 Avon dale Street, and Alice James. 33 Pentwvn Avenue. WELCOME HOME. On Wednesday Matthewstown was the scene of great enthusiasm on the return home of one of our gallant comrades from the firing line in the person of Driver D. H. Hawk- ins, of the Army Veteran Corps. He has seen eleven months' service out in France, and has taken part in some of the principal engagements. Hundreds of friends awaited his arrival. A grand procession, headed by the Penrhiw- ceiber Salvation Army Band playing appropriate marches, accompanied him to his parents' home at 29 Melbourne Street. WAR NOTES. — The following lads have been home on a few days' leave from their various depots:—Private Albert Sullv, of the Shropshire Light Infantry, Golden Huts, Pembroke. He joined at the outbreak of war, and has four brothers in France. His home is at 5 Homerton Street.—Private David John Davies, 5th Reserves, stationed at Neyland. His home is at 8 Haswell Street.—Private Jim Peters, 1st Rhondda Batt.. stationed at Rhvl. He leaves shortly for France. His home is at 32 Wall Street.-Private Herbert Bald- win, of the 15th Hussars, came home a few days ago from France. He has spen service since the outbreak of war. He arrived home too late to attend his father's funeral last week. Private Baldwin has come through several en- gagements unhurt. His home is at 59 Pentwyp. Avenue.
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ROBERTSTOWN. ALL trams and buses lead you to JAY'S. PRIZE DRAWING. The drawing; in aid of James Morris has been post- poned till Monday, July 3rd.—Secre- tary. A9 E r'JA R E. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. CHEAPEST CYCLES are Royal En- fields. £ 6 2s. 6d. upwards.—Parker Bros. BETHANIA (C.M.). On Sunday last the Rev. Lewis Davies, Abertridwr, occupied the pulpit at this church. SALVATION ARMY. Adjutant and Mrs. Gunibleton, who have been in charga of the local S.A. Corps the last fifteen months, left on Thursday from Llanelly amidst the good wishes of the brethren. Adjutant and Mrs. Watts, of Swansea, have been appointed in their place. RURAL DEANERY. On Monday evening at the Memorial Hall a ruri- decanol conference was held. The Rev. J. A. Lewis, B.A., Vicar of Aberdare and Rural Dean, presided. Col. Mor- gan, Mountain Ash, and Mr. A. G. Dur- den. Aberdare, were appointed on the Diocesan Board of Finance. ST. ELVAN'S. At this church on Sunday morning there was a choral, celebration of the Holy Communion sung to Martin Shaw in D. The Rev. D. J. Wills, M.A., was celebrant, and the sermon was preached by the Rev. V. Hughes, B.A. At the evening service the Canticles were sung to Tallis in F. The Vicar officiated, and in the course of his sermon from John 21. 4 made a reference to the recent naval battle in the North Sea. G.W.R. TEMPERANCE UNION. — The monthly meeting was held on Sun- day. The chair was taken by the vice- president, Mr. Evans. Prayer was offered by Mr. Williams, and the Bible portion was read by Mr. Wilkins. A recitation was given by Mr. Williams. Solos were rendered by Miss Nicholas and Mr. Wilkins, and a duet by Mrs. Nicholas and Miss Nicholas. A violin and organ duet was given by Miss Campbell and Mr. Watts. Mr. Martin presided at the organ. THE ANNUAL TEA of Sion Wesleyan Church was held on Thursday last. Manageresses, Mrs. H. O. Hughes and Mrs. Henry Lloyd. Trayholders and assistants, Mrs. Samuel Williams, Miss Iris Williams, and Miss Katie Lewis; Miss Miriam Jones, Mrs. Lloyd, and Misses Edwards; Mrs. Butler. Mrs. Butler (junior), and Miss G. Butler; Miss Parry Williams, Misses Gwen and Blodwen Williams, Mrs. William Jones and Miss Elizabeth Ann Jones, Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Williams, Miss Maglona Hughes, Miss Jones (Aber- ystwyth), and Miss Lloyd, Miss Annie Williams, Mrs. Smith, and Miss Evans. In charge of the tea, Mrs. Thomas. Grocery. Mrs. Owen. Cake. Mr. Mor- gan Watkins. Bread and butter, Mrs. R. O. Hughes. Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. Nicholas, Mrs. Watkins, and Mrs. Lloyd. Water, Mr. William Jones. Ticket collectors, Messrs. Henry Lloyd and David Lewis. INTERMENT. On Thursday last the remains of the late Sidney Hughes, second son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Hughes, 18 Herbert Street, were interred at the Aberdare Cemetery. The mourners were Father Percy and Charlie, brothers; Gertie, sister; Mr. and MTS. Baguley, sister; Mr. and Mrs. Reg Timms', Mr. G. Timms, Mr. Dawkin Williams, uncles. The first part of the7 burial service was said at St. Elvan's Church, of which deceased was a faith- ful member. The Rev. D. J. Wills, M.A., curate, officiated. The bearers j were members of the Guild of the Holy Child. Floral tributes were received as follows:-From all at home; Grandma, uncles and aunts, Tudor Terrace; spray from Mr. and Mrs. Baguley, Dowlais; spray from Uncle Reg, Aunt Mollie. and Cousin Phyllis, Cardiff; cross from Mr. and Mrs. Cox, 5 Her- bert Street; cross from the Boys' Guild. kidney was a pleasant young fellow, and of an amiable disposition. His un- timely death at the age of 23 years is deeply regretted.
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CWMAMAN. CHEAPEST CYCLES are Royal En- fields. fc6 2s. 6d. upwards.—Parker Bros. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. NOW is the time to buy Wallpaper at original prices. Do not delay, as prices ore rapidly advancing.—Emrys Evans, Victoria Square. Aberdare. JUVENILE EISTEDDFOD. All intending competitors in the dictation, essay," translation, and letter-writing competitions will please note that the above will be held on Saturday next, June 10th. at Soar (C.M.) Vestry from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Names should be sent to Secretary, W. O. Lloyd, Isfryn. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES were held at Soar (C.M.) Church on Sunday and Monday, when the Revs. W. M. Jones, Llansantffraed, Mont., and D. E. Thomas, Morriston, officiated. The meetings were conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. D. Morris. On Monday evening the meeting was introduced by Mr. John Lewis. The precentors were Messrs. E. E. Jones and John Davies, whilst Mr. Joseph Thomas presided at the organ. WO-UNDED. News has been re- ceived by Mrs. C. Matthews, Aman Street, who is well over 80 years of age, that her son, Private Robert Matthews, has been wounded on active service in France. The extent of his wounds is not known. This is the second time for him to be wounded. CHARITY CONCERT. On Wednes- day evening, the 31st ult., a successful pictorial concert was given at the Work- men's Hall, the proceeds of which were in aid of Mrs. A. Evans, the widow of the late Mr. Michael Evans, Kingsbury Place. The following artistes rendered various solos and duetts: —Soprano, Madam Taliesin Evans, Cwmaman; contralto, Miss A. M. Phillips, Cwm- aman; tenor, Mr. William Thomas, Aberaman; baritones, Mr. Gwilym Skymm, Abertridwr, and Ap Morris, Abercwmboi. The accompanist was Professor D. J. Evans, Abertridwr (an old Cwmaman boy). Several well- chosen films were thrown upon the screen. The chairman was Mr. William Jones, M.E. A vote of thanks to the artistes and operator, all of whom gave their services free, was proposed by Mr. Thomas Thomas (Murpiur Aman), and seconded by Mr. Benjamin Jones. Mr. William Eugene Meredith expressed the family's thanks to all present for their kind patronage. The secretaries were Messrs. J. Llewelyn and T. J. Lewis. A good surplus will be handed to the family. OCTOGENARIAN'S DEATH. Mr. Richard James, 17 Mountain Road, passed away in his 86th year on Wed- nesday, the 31st ult. He was Cwm- aman's oldest resident. He had resided at the place ever since he was a young lad, wlfen his parents removed to Fforchaman Farm from Cwmbach. He remembered the place before any mines had been sunk. The funeral took place on Monday at the Aberdare Cemetery, when the Rev. W. D. Morris (C.M.) officiated. The chief mourners were: First coach, Mr. and Mrs. David Wil- liams, daughter; Jennie, Evan Thomas, and David Richard Williams, grand- children; Mr. David and Sarah James, son; 2nd coach, Mr. John and Mrs. Jane Evans, daughter; Mr. Richard and Mrs.,Elizabeth James, son; Gwyneth and Margretta James, Merthyr, grand- children; 3rd coach, Mr. and Mrs. David R. James, Mrs. Jennie Griffiths, Mer- thyr; Mrs. Fred James, Messrs. Taliesin James, John R. Evans, grand- children. and Miss Claudia James, great grand-child; 4th coach, Messrs. Edwin James, Richard James, Enoch James, Merthyr; Olive Evans, Jennie James, Mrs. Elsie Cook, Willie James, Cwmbach; 5th coach, Messrs. John James, Aberaman Farm; Isaac James, Tredegar; Tom James, Abercwmboi; Professor Richard Howells, Messrs. Edward Howells, Edward T. Davies, T. Botting, Director of Education. A cross was sent in respect by Mr. James Morris.
ABERCWMBOI. LET JAY supply you on their easy payment system. WOUNDED. News came to hand from the War Office oh Wednesday that Sergeant W. Baker, Grenadier Guards, has been wounded somewhere in France. On Monday his mother had a letter from Sergeant Baker saying that he has a sharpnel wound just be- neath his heart. He is now lying at a French Military Hospital. He was previously wounded in the Battle of Loos. That time Sergeant Baker saved many lives by using a Jack Johnson single-handed.
MISKIN. YOU will be pleased after calling at JAY'S. HOME FROM THE FIRING LINE.- On Friday last Thomas Street was en fete to welcome home Private Dick Rill from the firing line. He has seen 13 months' service in France. He j belongs to the 2nd Welsh. He has come through many battles unscathed. His home is at 15 Thomas Street. He leaves on Friday next for France. HOME FROM THE FIRING LINE, —Lance-Corporal Sam Evans, of the Cycling Corps, has been home from France, visiting his invalid mother at 1 Miskin Cottages. He joined almost at the outbreak of war, and was drafted out in July 12th, 1915. He has taken j part in many engagements. OUR TOMMIES. Gunner H. Evans is home for a few days recuperating. He met with an accident at his depot, Bordon Camp. He is making rapid progress. His home is at 17 Thomas Street.-—Private A. Keech, of the 4th Batt. Cheshires, stationed at Ebbing- ton, has been home for a few days before leaving for France. His home is 8 Arthur Street.—Private Thomas Davies, attached to the R.E., and ota- tioned at. Deganwy, North Wales, has been spending a few days at home prior to being drafted to France. Private Davies has a son serving with the A.S.C., and has been out nine months. His home is at 7 Arthur Street.—Driver James Davies, of the A.S.C., has been home for a few days' rest from France. He has been out 19 months, and has done his share of fighting. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Davies, of 27 Arthur Street.
PENRHIWCEIBER. CHEAPEST CYCLES are Royal En- fields. £ 6 2s. 6d. upwards.—Parker Bros. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. HOME FRO FIRING LINE. — Gunner George Smith, of the R.G.A., has been home for a few days' fur- lough after serving nine months in France. His home is at 94 Woodfield Terrace. He returned on Wednesday to France. ON FURLOUGH. Private Evan Jones, of the 5th Welsh, has returned to Fort Abberston after spending a few days' home at 60 Glanlay Street.— Private Herbert J. Keepin, of the A.S.C.. has been home on his final leave prior to going to France next week. He has had 15 months' service. His home is nt 51 Park Street. SALVATION ARMY. The Penrhiw- ceiber Corps on Thursday evening held a meeting at the Barracks Room to welcome the new officers, namely, Ensign Pickard and Lieut. Harper, formerly of Abersychan. Adjutant Hough and Lieut. Shaw, of Penrhiw- ceiber, have taken up duties at Aber- sychnn. Sergeant-Major Evans pre- sided. Addresses were given by several 111 embers of the Corps. INTERMENT. On Thursday last, June 1st, at Maesyrarian Cemetery, the remains of Tommy Payne, Tanycoed Street, who was killed in the mine, were interred. The Rev. E. T. Williams, Penuel, officiated. The chief mourners were: Mr. and Mrs. James George, parents; Gunner George Cooper Payne and Miss Ivy Payne, brother and sister; Mr. and Mrs. Tom James, Pen- rhiwceiber, uncle and aunt.
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ABERCYNON. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in i your best rooms. SERVICE OF SONG. — On Wednes- day evening at the English Wesleyan Chapel a successful service of song, entitled "One of his Jewels," was per- formed. The .chairman was Mr. T. James. The reader was Mr. George Jones, and the accompanist Mr. Willie Davies. The choir was ably conducted by Mr. John Titley. Solo, Miss Blodwen Titley. Duett, Misses Winnie and Violet Lister. Solo, Miss Winniu .Tohns. Solo, Miss Blodwen Titley. Duett, Mrs. Dwyer and Miss Taylor. Quartette by Mr. Titley and party. Solo, Miss Jennie Foster. Solo, Miss Mary Davies. Solo, Miss Nelly Titley. Duett, Miss Florrie Johns and Miss Katy Titley. Solo, Miss M. Davies.
I The Ninth Annual JUVENILE | EISTEDDFOD Will be held at the Public Hall, Cwmaman, ON SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1916. i Chief Events. Juvenile Choir, own choice, £4 & ti. Action Song, own choice, £1 10s. i Duet—" The Child and the Flower, 7s. 6d. Champion Solo-" Fy Mam," 10s. 6d. 'Substantial Prizes also offered for Solos, Vocal and Instrumental; Keci-j tations, Dialogue, Essays, Drawings, etc. Programmes (now ready) post free I'd. to be had from Secretary— W. O. LLOYD, Isfryn, Cwmaman. D. TYSSUt DAVIES, Builder, Contractor SUndettaher Estimates given for Bricked Graves. Personal attention to Funerals. -• Offices MOUtlT PLEASANT, TRECYNON, Aberdare. Artificial Hospital Prices. Painless Extractions 6d. per Tooth. FULL UPPER OR LOWER SETS AT Prices per Tooth. Per Set. 3/6 t2 2 0 5/- £ 3 3 U 6/- Best Teeth £4 4 U Repairs from 3/6 executed in 4 hours. Fillings from 2/6. Scaling and Clean- ing, 2/6. Remodelling, from 21/ Workmanship guaranteed. Done per- > sonally on the premises at- I CROOM S DENTAL SURGERY (Over Jones', Jewellers), 17 Canon Street, Aberdare. ABERDARE A PPQ WHIT.MONDAY, O JUNE 12th, 1916. GRAND TROTTINC, CALLOWAY AND WHIPPET RACES. NEARLY £100 IN PRIZES. For Forms apply— JACK PRICE, Brecon Road, Merthyr. A.r_ .t. IÐIG FORD CARS, IN STOCK. SHEEN, Ford Service Depot, ABERDARE. W. E. TUDOR THE ONLY WELSH-AMERICAN HERBALIST IN THE ABERDARE VALLEY. May be Consulted Daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. URINE ANALYSED. NOTE ADDRESS: 49 JUBILEE ROAD, GODREAMAN, ABERDARE. S. WATSON Artistic s-s Picture Frame Maker BEST VALUE AND GOOD FINISHED WORK. PLEASE NOTE-S. WATSON has no inter- est in any Studio. Only Address- 3 Dean St.,Aberdare NEW "-SE ATER CAR FOR HIRE. Suitable for Parties, «Y codings, <tt. Moderate Charges. Apply,-WILKINS, 11 53 HERBERT STREET, ABERDARE. LADIES BLANCHl.\RD'S PILLS are unrivalled for all Irregularities, &c., they speedily afford relief and never fail co alleviate all suffering. They supersedePenny royal, PilCochIa,BitterApple_&o Blanchard's arc the best of all fiils for WenitB Sold in boxeat 1/1, by BOOTS' Branches, and all Chemists, or post free, same price, from LESLIE MARTYN, Ltd., Chemists, 34 DALSTON LANE, LONDON. Free sample nd valuaBte Booklet post free lo. EVERY t ;:2., ih— !B t. T it Skould send two stamps for our 32 page :Sook, containing Valuable Information h<sv; Irregularities and Obstructions may b* Avoided or removed by simple meznr, B. mended by eminent Physicians, -is tS* < Safe, Sure and Genuine Remedy.Lie'f'ir Thous Tnds of Testimonials. Established MR. PAUL BLANCHARRt Olaremoat House, Dalafcaa 14ne, Lt.xo ¡,"
ANNIVERSARY. Bethany English Congregational Sunday School anni- versary services were held on Sunday last. The morning service was presided over by Mr. Thomas Thomas. Solos, Misses Bessie Williams and Doris Lake. Recitations, Howard Milsom, Bessie Hughes, Nancy Owen, Doris Hopkins, liosetta Roberts, Evelyn Meredith, Margaret Stephens, Haydn Moses, Stanley Owen, Eddie Stokes, Jackie Stokes', Harold Larcombe, Annie Rich- ardson, M. Davies, Annie Davies, Clifford Lake, W. Williams, T. Wil- liams, Edna May Williams, Blodwen Thomas, Clifford Broad and Miss Evelyn Bryant. In the afternoon Mr. Thos. Jones presided. Howard Milsom re- cited. Solo, Miss Roney Griffiths. Re- citation, Eva Gittings, Glyn Bevan, Rosetta Roberts, Annie Davies, Elsie Llewelyn, William Stephens, Reggie Smith, Florence Llewelyn, Enid Gittings, Jack Granville, Dorothy Ed- wards, Hedley Smith, Lizzie Jones, Doris Lake, Violet Thomas, Carrie Williams, Rona Philpin, Hedley Smith. At the evening service Mr. James Phillips pre- sided. The Juvenile Choir, led by Mr. George Moses, sang the anthem, "God bless our native land." Miss Evans and Miss Sheppard took the duet. Recita- tions, Irene Lloyd. Blodwen Williams. Dialogue, Cassie Williams, Annie Wil- liams, Annie Olwen Roberts, and Maggie Jones. Recitations, Eva Gitt- ings. Florence Llewelyn. Priscilla Ed- wards, Ada Thomas, Ada Richardson, Bessie Williams, Annie Davies, Dorothy Edwards, A. O. Roberts, Violet Thomas, Annie Moses, Leonard Gittings, Evelyn Bryant, Misses Florence Allen and Clara Davies. The accompanist was -Miss Eva Smith. The children were prepared by Mrp. T. J. Milsom and Mr. R. G. Bad- ham. On Monday the children were en- tertained to tea. At the tables were: Mrs. George Edwards, Mrs. T. J. Mil- som. Miss Annie Evans, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Parsons, Mrs. Williams, Miss Evans. Mrs. Harlow, Mrs. R. G. Bad- ham, Mrs. R. S. Eyles, Miss Doris Lake, Mrs. Jones and friend.. Cutters, etc., Mrs. Gittings. Mrs. Samuel Davies, and Mrs. Summers, Messrs. Isaac Williams, Hnrold Milsom, R. G. Badham, Mrs. Williams. The secretary was Mr. R. G. Badham; superintendent of the Sunday School, Mr. Thomas Jones; treasurer, Mr. John Lee.
THE INTERMENT of Mrs. Painting, of 60 Glanlay Street, took place on Saturday last at Maesyrarian Cemetery. The Rev. Mr. Cristopher officiated. The mourners were: Husband; Sapper Richard Painting, who arrived home from France just before the funeral; Thomas J. Painting, son; Miss Wil- liams, Penarth, sister; Mr. and Mrs. Williams, parents; Mr. and Mrs. Hughes, sister; Mrs. Williams, Merthyr, aunt. A MUCH-WOUNDED HERO. Private James Brooks, at present an invalid at Netley Hospital, is pro- gressing slowly. He was gassed on Hill 60 on May 2nd, 1915. Then he was sent to hospital from the Dardanelles suffering from frost-bitten feet. Later he was wounded in France in the thigh. Then at Loos he received many severe wounds; his knuckles and one heel were shattered. His wife and family re- side at 42 Dillwyn Street. He is only 27 years of age. OUR TOMMIES. Private F. Baker, of the 1st Gloucesters, has returned to France after spending a well-deserved rest at his home in Church Street. He served through the Boer War, and has been in active service since the be- ginning of the present war. His regi- ment took part in an advance last month, and got within two miles of the enemy's trenches. Their casualties were "not heavy. After six days in the trenches they went back for four days rest. His regiment has for their ex- emplary behaviour been mentioned in complimentary terms in corps and divisional orders, and they received a well-deserved notice from Army Head- quarters INTERMENT. — On Thursday last, June 1st, the funeral of Mrs. Dinah Thomas, aged 80 years, of 29 Morris Avenue, took place at Caegarw Ceme- tery. The Rev. W. S. Thomas officiated. The mourners were: Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Cwmbach, son-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. A. Keepins, Penrhiw- ceiber, grandchildren; Mr. John Thomas, nephew; Mrs. E. Thomas, Cefnpennar, daughter-in-law; Messrs. Alfred, David, Henry Davies, Mr. John Thomas, Mrs. Mary A. Owen, Mrs. Hope, Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Maria Morris, Mr. and Mrs. William O. Davies, all grandchildren; Mr. John James, Llantwit Vardre, nephew. HOME FROM THE FRONT. Gunner Evan Davies, of the R.S.A., is home at 207 Penrhiwceiber Road from the Queen Mary's Hospital, Lancashire, where he has been a patient for some time, through having been gassed at the front. He returns in a few days to hospital. We wish him a speedy recovery.—Private Alfie Harris, of the R.F.A., returned on Tuesday last to the firing line after having been home for a few davs. He was at the memorable battle of'Loos. His widowed mother and family live at Quarry Row.— Private George Payne returned to the firing line on Tuesday last. He came home to attend the burial of his brother, Tommy, who was killed at Nixon's Colliery. Private Payne has seen 13 months' service in Flanders. He is now attached to the trench mortar ^section. His home is at 60 Tanycoed Street.