Matinee Concert at Aberdare. A grand matinee concert was held at the New Theatre on Thursday after- noon, the proceeds going to the Soldiers and Sailors Blinded Heroes Fgnd^ Mr. Charles Kenshole, High OonstaDie, oresided over a large attendance. The local places of entertainment contributed several very interesting tram wh»k were much enjoyed. A local item, which was very much apprewated.was a recitation, artistically given, entvtl^ "The Hellgate of Soissons,' by Miss Marjorie Kenshole, daughter ofMr.and Mrs W. Kenshole, Llwydcoed. At an interval the chairman assumed the role of auctioneer, and jot » dog up for sale by auction. The dog had been given by Mr. A. Cr. fhrrn Liberal Club. It was bought three times over, a sum of over £ t> being realised.
"V, Haggar's, Aberdare. NEXT WEEK-CHAPTER IV "THE DIAMOND FROM THE SKY," The beautiful romantic serial, "The Diamond from the Sky," is creating a vast amount of interest in the district. The story proceeds: "With the death of Dr. Lee a cold, unfeeling world threatened to deal hardly with Esther, The dead doctor's next of kin was the mother of Blair Stanley, and her first act had been to order the girl, whom she regarded as an interloper, out of the house. The bereaved girrs thoughts flew to Hagar, and taking a homing pigeon fastened an appeal to her aerial messenger. "Come at once, dear mother. I need vou—Esther." To the rocks where it had been reared came the pigeon, and Hagar answered the call. The gipsy queen arrived in time to spare the girl further humiliation. On their way to the gipsy camp the horse that bore them both splashed water on the face of what seemed to be a corpse at the ford. And the face of the seeming dead man was the face of Arthur Stanley, son of Hagar! Hagar, learning that he was suspected of murder, told him to go away and make a name for himself in the place of the one he had lost. She also told him the secret of his birth. Arthur went to Richmond, taking the jewel, which he pawned. In the pawnshop he met Blair, whom he was delighted to see alive. The cousin affected recon- ciliation, but was resolved to "give Arthur away." To Richmond also came Hagar to engage the services of Tom 'Blake, the detective, to find Arthur and restore the jewel. The young man had adopted the name of 'John Powell, and the same evening was present at a ball given by Mrs. Randolph. There they 8a w Vivian Marston, a gay New York- er, wearing the Diamond from the Sky. They were unaware that Vivian had borrowed the jewel to cut a dash. Searching for Arthur, Hagar and Esther obtained admission to the ball as real fortune tellers and outside Luke Lovell awaited to guard them back to the camp. Vivian settled herself by the window, with the serene self-satisfac- tion that she was the sensation of the evening, when a brawny forearm reached in and snatched the diamond from her shapely neck.
In case of danger, with a train coming, of course you wave the red flag," said the ganger to the new man. "Man dear, it'll never do," said Patrick, shaking his head solemnly. I could never trust mysilf to remimher to wave a red flag whin there was r. green wan handy."
mr, m AAM& L A 0% w-m 9 AP%L In. 0% t ELMOW HA G R'S, MOUNTAIN ASH. )))) a %J' !!K 8 nt MONDAY, JUNE 12, Three Days only: The Great Spectacular Photo-p!ay 'Midnight at Maxims" (4 Reels). AFTERNOON SHOW, Monday, June 12th, at 2.30. THURSDAY, JUNE 15, Three Days: The well-known Play in Pictures "THE FATAL AFTERNOON SHOW, Thursday, June 15th, at 2.30. Next Week: FLORENCE TURNER in jg^ WELSH SINGER. Sefvioee for Sunday Waxt. Highland place unitarian Church, Aberdare. —• Morning, at 11; evening at 6. Preacher, Kev. E: T. Evans (pastor). a CARMEL ENGLISH BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL, MONK STREET, ABERDARE. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES WHIT-SUNDAY, • JUNE 11th, 1916. MORNING AT 11 Address on "David Livingstone" by the Pastor, Rev. T. Edmunds, B.A. AFTERNOON, 2.30: Bird and Blossom," by the Juvenile Choir. EVENING AT 6: Schubert's Song of Miriam," by Choir and Orchestra. Soprano: Miss ELSIE WILLIAMS, A.R.C.M., London. WHIT-MONDAY. The "ANNUAL TEA" at 3 o'clock. Evening, at 7.30: Cantata, 11 SP-HING TRIUMPHANT" (in character) by the Juvenile Choir.
HIRWAIN. LET JAY supply you on their easy payment system. MOUNT PLEASANT CHURCH. — On Sunday evening last Messrs. William Bound, Superintendent of the Sunday School, and John Powell were elected deacons of this church. I THE ANNUAL preaching services of Zion English Baptist Church were held on Sunday last. Sermons were preached by the Rev. W. J. Dunstone, B.A., of I Cardiff. The afternoon service was held at Ramoth. ACCIDENT. A serious accident befel Mr. Isaac Jones, of Tudor Avenue, on Monday afternoon last. Whilst about leaving the Tower Colliery he came in contact with a journey of trams. He had the presence of mind to grip the rope. However, he was dragged a distance of about 200 yards before anyone heard his call for help. He was severely bruised about the body. Hopes for his recovery are entertained. IN THE NAVAL FIGHT.—A promin- ent member of the Hirwain Stars A.F.C. took part in the great naval battle last week in the person of Stoker Frank Jennings. He was on board the H.M.S. Marlborough, one of the vessels which was torpedoed, and his fate is unknown. Frank is a native of Dowlais. His Hirwain friends are anxious regarding his safety. He is the brother of Driver Stewart Jennings, of the R.E., who has been on active service since the war broke out, having been in France, Egypt, and now is in Salonika. COAL FAMINE. A well-attended meeting of the inhabitants of the village was held at Ramoth Vestry on Monday evening last. A resolution was passed protesting against the alleged exorbitant prices of coal at Hirwain. The princi- pal speakers were Messrs. Gwilym Richards (Minimum Wage Agent), G. Goodall, checkweigher, and the Rev. M. P. Moses. The resolution will be re- ferred to the local Guardians, Coun- cillors, and Ministers, and then for- warded to the Board of Trade and local M.P.'s The chairman was Mr. Charles John.
TRECYNON. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. FINE SELECTION of Children's Voile Dresses, Ladies' Muslin and Voile Robes, Ready-to-wear, at J. M. Evans', London Warehouse, Aberdare. OUTING. On Tuesday the employes of the Trecynon and Cwmdare Co- operative Society had an outing to Builth Wells in charabancs, provided by Gough's Garage Co., Mountain Ash. A stay of two hours was made at Brecon. ENGLISH WESLEYAN CHURCH. The Sunday School anniversary was held on Sunday, when the Rev. R. E. Roberts, B.D., of Pontypridd, preached two ex- cellent sermons. In the morning his text was taken from Matthew v. 13, "Ye are the salt of the earth," and Mark ix. 50, "Have salt in yourselves." The after- noon service was entirely taken up by the children. Recitations were given by: Irene M. Pritchard, Elsie Perkins, Louisa Davies, Lilian John, Iris E. Pritchard, Sarah Harding, Annie M. John, Sylvia Perkins, Blodwen Francis, Winnie Birch, Mary J. Davies, Milly Birch, Edith M. Francis, Hilda Thomas, Edith M. Francis, Flossie Meek, Phyllis Thomas, Ray Perkins, and Francis Rule. The Primary Depart- ment rendered sacred songs. Their sweet voices and clear articulation won the admiration of all. The singing throughout was good. The conductors were Messrs. F. and J. Arnold. Organ- ist, Mr. W. Kevill, assisted by Master G. Kevill.
CADLYS. DON'T delay, but call on JAY. THE INTERMENT of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Drew, wife of Mr. Geo. Drew, Glan Road, who died last Thursday, took place at the Aberdare Cemetery on Monday. The Revs. T. Edmunds, B.A., and D. Bassett officiated. The deceased was 57 years of age. The mourners were: Husband; David Drew, William Drew, Jonathan Jones, John James, William Thomas, M.E., Nanty- glo, brothers-in-law; Emlyn Jones, Jeff Jones, Thomas Rogers, Reginald Parry, Phillip Richards, T. J. Morgan, Thomas Rees, Phillip Rees, and, John Edwards, nephews. The undertaker was Mr. John Zachariah, Aberdare.
ABERDARE. ALL trams and buses lead you to JAY'S. OUR SHOW of Millinery this week at reasonable prices will surprise you. Special line in real Panama Hats, 8s. lid. each. All the newest shapes in Woofolon Straw. Hats in latest colours and styles. Matrons' Hats a speciality. See Windows this week.—J. M. Evans, London Ware- house, Aberdare. A QUIET WEDDING took place on Tuesday at the Primitive Methodist Chapel between Mr. S. A. Tinney, colliery agent, T.V.R. Yard, Aberdare, son of Mrs. Tinney, 11 Jenkin Street, and Miss Mary Winifred, youngest daughter of Rev. William Holland and Mrs. Holland. Torquay, and late min- ister of P.M. Chapel, Aberdare. The bridesmaid was Miss Rose Gerrard. The Rev.' George Windram officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Tinney are taking up theii residence at Cynon Cottage, Aberdare. OBITUARY. — On Tuesday last week the remains of the late Mr. Joseph Fancy, 66 Ynyslwyd Street, were in- terred at the Aberdare Cemetery. The mourners were: Widow; Joey, son; Mr. T. Fancy, father; Mrs. Stratford, Mrs. Gumbleton, Mrs. Andrews, Mrs. Cox, Mrs. Davies, Gadlys, and Mrs. J. New- combe. The bearers were Messrs. H. Andrews, G. Winnicott, G. Morgan, and W. Bowditch. Adjutants Gumbleton and Busby, of Barry, officiated. Several wreaths were sent. The late Mr. Fancy was only 37 years of age. He was a native of Portland, but had lived here over six years. He was also a prominent and useful member of the Salvation Army. The undertaker was Mr. John Zachariah, Aberdare. On Sunday even- ing at the Salvation Hall references were made to the late Mr. Fancy by Adjut- ant Watts and Messrs. Stratford and G. Morgan. SEND-OFF SMOKER. On Tuesday evening a smoking concert was held under the auspices of the Queen's Hotel Cork Club in honour of Private John Albert Hadley, South Wales Borderers, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hadley, 18 Whitcombe Street, who was home on leave from France. Private Hadley, after nine months of hard fighting, has come through unscathed. The chair was occupied by Mr. Gwilym Davies, chairman of the club, supported by the vice-chairman and secretary. Patriotic songs and appropriate speeches were delivered by Messrs. William Rees, Cwmbach; Walter Fry, Phil Jones, John G. Lewis, and J. Hadley. The toast of our guest was given by the chairman, and drunk with musical honours. Miss Hilda Davies, daughter of the hostess, rendered in fine style selections on the harp, including "The Minstrel's Adieu to his Native Land," and several Welsh airs. On the motion of Mr. Phil Jones votes of thanks were accorded to the harpist, chairman, and artistes. Mr. John G. Lewis rendered the National Anthem. Private Hadlev returned to France on Wednesday. The musical arrangements were entrusted to Mr. Phil Jones. AMBULANCE. A social gather- ing was held by the students of the Aberdare (Female) Ambulance Class on Tuesday evening at Miles's Restaurant, presided over by Mrs. Beddoe Stephens. The honoured guests of the evening were Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Wilson, Tre- cynon. The president handed over, on behalf of the class, a silver rose bowl and flower stand combined, to Dr. and Mrs. Wilson for the good service ren- dered by the genial doctor during the winter session. Miss Rigby made a few remarks on the success of the class in the recent County Council examination. Dr. Wilson, in responding, on behalf of himself and Mrs. Wilson, expressed his gratitude to the class for their appreciation of his services. He had always taken great interest in first-aid his gratitude to the class for their appreciation of his services. He had always taken great interest in first-aid work. It was work he loved. The following members were presented by the Doctor with the Glamorgan County Council certificates: -First year, Mrs. Lily Richardson, Miss Elizabeth Davies, Miss Margaret Lawrence, Miss Caroline Rigby, Mrs. May Griffiths, Misses Edith Jones, Catherine Mary Jones, Blodwen Morgan, Mrs. Maud Stephens, Misses Rachel Mary Griffiths, Margaret Williams, Jennie Hughes, Grace Enoch, Elizabeth Mary Lewis, Mrs. Esther Griffiths and Mrs. Wilson. Second year, Misses Hannah Jane George and Ann Roberts. Third year, Mrs. Annie Humphreys and Miss Eliza- beth R. Thomas. Fourth year, Miss Lydia Rees. A solo was given by Miss Everett. Recitation, Master A. E. Davies. Solo, Dr. Wilson. Pianoforte solo, Mrs. Wilson. Solo, Miss Everett. Pianoforte solo, Miss Rigby. Duett, Dr. and Mrs. Wilson. The secretary was Miss Lydia Rees.
MOUNTAIN ASH. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. EDUCATION COMMITTEE. — At the meeting on Tuesday a letter was re- ceived from Mr. J. J. Beckerlegge, in which he hoped his certificate would not be interfered with. He proceeded to criticise the Director's attitude. By a vote of 10 to 7 the letter was allowed to lie on the table. PROVIDENCE.—The young people's monthly service at Providence was con- ducted on Sunday evening by the 1aev. Jenkin Jones, Taff's Well. The an- them was Cecil's "I will arise." Mr. Wm. Peters conducted, and Mr. Harry Haydn Eynon was at the organ. YVEDDING.—The wedding of Miss Edith Coopey, daughter of Mr. Joseph Coopey, 23 Richmond Road, to Mr. Isaac Wrentmore, Ceridwen Street, took place at Nazareth Chapel last Thursday morning. Mr. Tom Narbett officiated. The bride was prettily at- tired in a light grey costume and large white hat with sprays of orange blos- soms. She was accompanied by Miss E. Coopey and Mrs. Coopey. Mr. T. Coopey was best man. The happy pair are spending their honeymoon at Porth- cawi. SOLDIER AN D SAILOR.—News was received by Mr. Tom Davies, 49 Phillip Street, that A.B. Seaman Rees Bracher, his brother-in-law, had lost his life in the Invincible. The message was from the Admiralty, and also contained an expression of regret from the King. Bracher was a gallant hero, for he joined the Army at the outbreak of war, and was wounded at La Bassee. When fully recovered he was transferred to the Royal Naval Reserve. His brothers are all soldiers: Pte. Tom Bracher, Welsh Fusiliers; Pte. Alf. Bracher, wounded and in hospital; and Pte. Geo. Bracher, invalided home from Salonica.
PENRHIWCEIBER. I- JAY'S easy payment system is easy for you. GO TO PHILLIPS BROS. for Motor Cars. They cater for weddings and parties at moderate prices. Note the address: Phillips Bros., 6 Rheola St., Penrhiwceiber. BETHESDA. On Sunday last Mr. Tom Narbett, of Mountain Ash, and Mr. John Lyons, Miskin, officiated at the above church. ON LEAVE. Private David Jones, of 1 Vaughan Terrace, is home from France. He has been out for six months, and has just been discharged from hospital. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Jones, veterinary surgeon, Pen- rhiwceiber Colliery. WEDDING. On Wednesday last a quiet wedding was solemnised at the Register Office, Pontypridd. The con- tracting parties were Mrs. Hannah Rouke, of 12 Rheola Street, and Mr. John Hicks, of Glyngwyn Street, Miskin. SKITTLES. On Monday and Tues- day last keen skittle matches took place at the Belle Vue Hotel between Mr. Evan D. Price and Mr. Charles Stevens, two local players. Mr. Price was the successful winner on both occasions. Referee, Mr. Ernie Mills. PRESENTATION. On Monday last, Mr. Tom Williams presiding, a smoker and presentation took place at the Belle Vue Hotel in honour of Sergeant Evan Meredith, of the 8th Oxford Bucks, who returns soon to France. The presenta- tion took the form of a glow wristlet watch and cheque, given by his numer- ous friends. It was handed over by Mr. Thomas Davies. The gallant warrior gratefully responded. This little token would always remind him of his kind friends at Penrhiwceiber. Songs were given by Mr. Evan D. Price, Sergeant E. Meredith, Messrs. T. Wil- liams (comic), Albert Kenvyn, and William J. Roberts. SOLDIERS HONOURED. On Wed- nesday evening a presentation took place at the Lee Hotel to four of our gallant heroes from the firing line, viz., Private David Campbell, of Matthewstown, time-expired man, who has now accepted- the post of drill in- structor to the New Army. Also Cor- poral Gwilym Giles, of the Royal Engineers; Private John Brown, of the South Wales Borderers, and Private F. W. Baker, Dorset Regiment. The presentation took the form of a glow wristlet watch to each. They were handed over by Councillor T. Evans, Lee Hotel. The recipients suitably re- sponded in most grateful terms.
ABERCYNON. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. IN THE NORTH SEA BATTLE. — Seaman Jack Davies, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Davies, contractor, late of Abercvnon, is among the survivors of the North Sea Battle. He was on board H.M.S. Marlborough, which came to the rescue. A telegram has been received stating that he is safe. "THE FEAR OF GERMANY." — Last week a meeting was held at the Workmen's Hall for the study of Inter- national Relations. Mr. F. P. Gibbon was the leader of the class. The subject under discussion was "Norman Angel- ism." A lengthy discussion ensued on "Fears by Britain and Russia of Ger- many." FOR THE SOLDIERS. On Thurs- day evening last at the Central Mission Hall the ladies of the church assembled to make arrangements for sending com- forts to members of the church, who have joined the colours. The following were elected officers: President, Mrs. Ritchings; treasurer, Mrs. J. P. Davies, and secretary, Miss L. M. Price. WAR NEWS. — Private David ^W. Jones, R.A.M.C., son of Mr. Edward Jones, checkweigher, was home on fur- lough over the week-end from Oswestry. -Sergeant Cecil Rees, of the 3rd Mon- mouth Regiment, has been home from Bedford. He is at present a drill in- structor.—Private Pulsford, of the 1st Royal Welsh Fusiliers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pulsford, North Street, has come home from Surrey.
APPEAL FOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. Dear Sir,—Allow me through your paper to ask the people of Aberdare" and District if they would kindly send some musical instruments out, as we are now stationed in a land's end" sort of a place. We hhve nothing here to entertain us, and we would be verv thankful if we could be supplied with a concertina or a few mouth organs. We get the "Aberdare Leader" here about onoe a month, and there is a great rush for it. — Yours sincerely, 1886 Driver Ben Morgan (and my 32 Comrades), 1/oth Welsh Transport, 159th Brigade, 53rd Division, Western Frontier Forces, Egypt.
Pat bet Mike he could carry a hod of bricks to the top of a 50 foot building with Mike sitting on the hod. When j near the top Pat made a mis-step and nearly dropped Mike to the stone side- walk. Arriving at the top, Pat said: Begorra, I've won the bet." Yer have," said Mike, but whin ye shlipped I thought I had ye."
MEMS FROM THE MOUNT. The price of meat alarmed a Mount workman so much that he told his butcher it could not have been higher when "the cow jumped over the moon." "The little dog laughed" as well as the butcher. Close to the Monmouthshire residence of Mr. Isaac George, J.P., is a pub that was named "The King of Prussia." Some Mount gents were partying last week, and found that the P in front of Prussia had been removed. "Some" publican that. The latest Tribunal joke is of a farm- er who was appealing for his shepherd- a single young man. His appeal was re- fused, and at the same time he was told that there were plenty of young women to do the shepherding. The farmer (by the way he's not in the parish of Llanwonno) quickly retorted that he had only known of one woman shepherd, that was Bo Peep, and she lost the sheep. The Chancery Lane lay lawyer must be different to everybody else. It's not from pure cussedness, but rather from pure peculiarity. He was seen watering his garden with his umbrella up. A conversation cropped up in a cosy corner the other evening regarding the quaint names of licensed houses. 1 would recommend for their consideration the following:—"The gate that hangs well and "The Steam Clock both in Birmingham; "The Frozen Mop" in Cheshire; "The Muckrake" in War- wickshire; "The Stewed Pony" near Kidderminster; "The Cat and Fiddle" in Buxton, and to come nearer home "The Ramping Cat in Mountain Ash. Bandsman George Llewelyn believes in doing a thing well that is worth doing at all. He ordered his boy to the band- room to clean his instrument, the big 10-ton double bass electro-plated. The boy did it-14 hours' work-but George nearly collapsed when he found out that the boy had done another man's instrument. The next movement was prestissimo, for the boy. A furniture dealer in the city of Miskin bought two chairs at a s.le for 4s. He asked an Oxford Street trades- man to allow him to store them at his shop for a while. Some days after- wards he gave a man a Is. to fetch the chairs, but the shopkeeper wanted 8s. for storage. The chair buyer is now trying to store a bad temper. At a local committee meeting the other evening a list had been prepared of the new committee-men. One list was Mr. So-and-So, but the other list was So-and-So, Esq. Why, these invidious distinctions, and besides people are ask- ing who was responsible for this sorry exhibition of snobbism?
"ERROR OF JUDCMENT." Mr. R. J. Rhys, district coroner, con- ducted at the Mountain Ash Police Station on Wednesday afternoon an in- quiry into the circumstances surround- ing the death of George Jas. Hawkins, 17 Lower Forest Level, Newtown, Mountain Ash. George Hawkins, father of deceased, identified and stated that his son was employed as a haulier at Nixon's Navigation Colliery. He was 24 years of age. Wm. John Pugh, a winch driver, stated that he heard a fall from the roof a few yards away from where he was working. Wit- I ness shouted for help. Richard Grif- fiths, a ripper, stated that he wAs in the vicinity at the time of the accident and was the first to arrive there. He found Hawkins lying between the two roads under a fall. He was dead. De- j ceased's horse was 'attached to a full tram.—Clement Golding, fireman of the district, deposed that he had examined the place on Monday morning and found everything apparently secure. There were a few timbers on the side to sup- port the signal wire. The fall, in his opinion, was due to a sudden squeeze. -John Owen Jones, M.E., manager of the colliery, produced and explained a plan of the workings. In some places, said witness, the roof was low to admit of flats being fixed. The scene of the | accident was only used temporarily, and it was their intention to commence re- pairs at once, and as a matter of fact the work had been commenced a little farther away.-The jury returned a verdict of Accidental death," adding that they were of opinion that the man- agement had committed an error of judgment when they concluded that place was perfectly safe.—The Coroner agreed with the jury and remarked that the rules had been framed for safety. If the place had been properly timbered and some of it had been discharged and killed a man, the management would have had the satisfaction of knowing that they had done their best to prevent an accident.
— Mrs. Casey-" Moike, did yez put out the cat?" Mr. Casey: Oi did." Mrs. Casey Oi don't belave it." Mr Casey: "Well, if yez t'ink Oi'm a loiver, g'wan an' put her out yersilf!"
IMPORTANT NOTICE. CLOSING OF SHOPS. A T a JOINT MEETING of the ABERDARE CHAMBER OF TRADE and MEMBERS of the NATIONAL UNION OF SHOP ASSISTANTS, IT WAS DECIDED TO CLOSE ALL SHOPS IN ABERDARE & DISTRICT ON WHIT-MONDAY. A LSO IT HAS BEEN RESOLVED that ALL SHOPS IN ABER- DARE & DISTRICT, on and after Saturday, June 17th, WILL CLOSE AT 10 ON SATURDAY NIGHTS, Instead of 11 p.m. as heretofore. READ THE ADVERTISE MENTS IN THIS PAPER. « THE ■ MAN WHO ADVERTISES Is generally a good business man, and recognises the necessity of giving honest VALUE I FOR MONEY His reputation is at stake on every purchase you make. WHEN YOU FANCY BUYINC THE GOODS ADVERTISED, THEN INSIST ON HAVING WHAT YOU ORDER. THAT'S WHY IT PAYS TO DEAL WITH ADVERTISERS.