The War. Pte. C. Thickens, Miskin, of 15th Welsh, who was killed in action. I Corporal W. Davies, 12 Victoria Street, Miskin. With the Salonican Army. Mr. Willie Mackintosh, secretary of the Highland Place Church Soldiers' Com- forts Fund, has received a very inter- esting letter from Private Evan Evans. son of Mrs. Evans, Catherine Street, Aberdare. Private Evans was at one time engaged at Messrs. Hodges and Sons, Aberdare. After acknowledg- ing the receipt of a parcel he goes on to say Socks are always very handy, because once the old ones become holy we throw them away. We are t&uglit a good many things in the Army, but darning socks is not one of them. Our Division was in France for 2 months and we spent the best part of that time in the trenches. Our Battalion was, however, very lucky, only lost three killed and three wounded. Then one day we were ordered to move, and after- three days in the train, passing through lovely scenery, we boarded a fine tran- sport to Salonica, pursued part of the way by a German 'submarine. I was disappointed with the town. The roads were bad, streets dirty and shops evil- smelling. and the people were the most cosmopolitan I ever saw. I was glad to leave the town, and we marched up the hills. It was a tiresome march, but the men were as happy as sandboys. Now we are making roads for transport an 1 digging trenches—hard work, but we are becoming experts with the pick and shovel. The food supply is very good. Things are quiet just now, but no doubt they will get warm later on."
Letters to the Editor. IN DEFENCE OF ABERDARE SCOUTMASTERS. Sir,—May I make through the med- ium of your paper a protest against a remark made by Councillor Stonelake at a meeting of the Aberdare Education Committee. He is reported to have said that Some of the members of the Aberdare Boy Scouts were now doing service in France whereas those who were responsible in dragging them !n as members were lurking about Aber- dare." I must make a strong objection to this statement. The first part of iL is quite true, and as an Aberdare Scoutmaster I am proud of the fact, but. as one who was responsible "in drag- ging them in I must point out to Mr Stonelake that I am not lurking about Aberdare, but am on active service, having joined up in September, 1914. Not only myself, but Mr. W. Parker, who had the first troop of Scouts in Aberdare, and Mr. E. H. Evans, who worked so hard for the movement as District Scoutmaster for many yeats in Aberdare, are both on tictive service Since I have been here I have met the latter, who is a Warrant Officer, and also several other Scoutmasters from Aberdare and district who are out here —some officers, others N.C.O.'s and men, all doing their little bit for King and Country. It is a pity that Mr. Stonelake should have made such in unfortunate mistake, as it reflects upon the character and patriotism of these Scoutmasters who since the outbreak of war have given themselves to the King's service—many have given their lives-and it is hoped that he will with- draw the remark. I am afraid thio letter will reach you rather late, but that is the fault of the mails, for your paper dated April 29th only arrived to- day, May 22nd.-I am, sir, ONE OF THE ABERDARE SCOUTMASTERS. Egypt, May 22, 1916.
Aberdare Tribunal. On Friday evening Mr. Charles Ken- eholo presiding. The other members present were: Mrs. F. Rose Davies, Councillors T. Walter Williams, W. M. Llewelyn, E. Stonelake, Evan Jones (Aberaman), W. Lawrence, William Rees, J.P., with Major F. N. Gray, J.P., and Sergeant-Major John (military representatives); Mr. W. R. Morgan (clerk), Mr. A. Watkins (deputy-clerk), and Mr. John Howell, Aberaman (agri- cultural adviser). Rees Edwards, Hirwain Road, Tre- cynon, hairdresser, suffering from a physical defect, postponed six months. R. J. Dickson, Brondeg Terrace.. Aberdare, credit draper, appealing on business and personal grounds, post- poned six months. Thomas John Jenkins, Merthyr Road, LI wydcoed, grocer's manager at Llwyd- coed. Application made by his employ- er, Mr. John Lewis, grocer, Mill Street. Application refused, Jenkins not to be called up within a month. Thomas H. Mogford, Park Cinema manager, application made by his father on business grounds, postponed two months conditional upon the man remaining in same occupation. J. D. Williams, ironmonger, Cardiff Street, Aberdare, business grounds, postponed six months. David A. Morris, Davis Street, Aber- aman, master painter and house decorator, pleaded heavy financial I obligations, postponed two months (iinal). Daniel Owen, 5 Greenfield Terrace, Cwmbach, in partnership with his brother as haulage contractor and house coal agents, postponed six months. David W. Eynon, Monk Street, Aber- dare, general smith, postponed six months conditional upon his remaining in same class of occupation. John Evans, 40 Gwawr Street, Aber- aman, in employ of David Rees, builder, Trecynon, pleaded domestic reasons, postponed till August 19th J. A. Bosher, consulting electrical engineer and contractor, Aberdare, business grounds, postponed three months. T. J. Thomas, Cardiff Street, Aberdare, hairdresser, etc., business grounds, six months. John Phillips, 70 Bronallt Terrace, baker's vanman, employed by Mr. J. Parry, grocer, Abercwmboi, postponed six months. Henry Hurt, Gloucester Street, Aber- dare, employed by J. W. Hurt, fish merchant, postponed two months. Ivor Davies, ironmonger, Cardiff Street, business grounds, postponed six months. T. M. Lloyd, Gladstone Street, Aber- aman, shop assistant, pleaded hardship, application supported by Aberaman Horticultural Society, postponed two months. William John Layman, 48 Lewis St., wholesale and retail fish and fruit merchant, postponed six months. David Rees Davies, 19 Rose Row, Cwmbach, first counter man in pro- vision department in Cwmbach Co-op. Society, sole support of widowed mother. Married man. Applicant based his appeal on Prime Minister's promise, "An attested married man with widowed mother dependent on him can claim ex- emption." Postponed three months. George Henry Prowle, shepherd, em- ployed by William Williams, Ty- newydd Farm, Llwydcoed. Postponed two months (final.)
Rev. D. E. Roberts Presented. II A large audience assembled on Mon- day evening at St. Teilo's Hall, Miskin, to do honour to the Rev. D. E. Roberts, M.A., late Vicar of Miskin. Mr. 1). J. Lewis, M.E., presided. He regard- ed that evening's event, he said, as one of the most important in the history of Miskin.—Col. Morgan Morgan, J.P., said that he gladly embraced the op- portunity of coming amongst the friends of Miskin. He sympathised with them in their loss, for he could sincerely say that his respect for Mr. Roberts had increased with the years of his acquaintance. It had been to their (the parishioners') advantage to have Mr. Roberts as first Vicar, and he hoped that they would not be want- ing in loyalty to his successor.—Mr. A. Savery said that he felt that they had lost a faithful shepherd of souls. He had been true and sincere, especially in the teachings of the good old Mother Church.—Mr. Tom Howells, Vicar's Warden, said that words failed him to express his appreciation of Mr. Roberts' conscientious work. He had been in Mountain Ash eight years as a curate and 6 years as a vicar, and had left them with a credit balance of £ 106 in the Church Funds. He trusted God's blessing would fall upon Mr. Roberts in his new sphere of labour. Mr. Frank Stevens felt that they had lost the best friend they ever had in Miskin. He, the speaker, had the honour of fetching Mr. Roberts when he first came to Mountain Ash Station. He was afraid that the fault lay with them regarding Mr. Roberts' depar- ture. They as churchpeople had not rallied round him as they should have done.—Mrs. Jones. Post Office, then presented Mr. Roberts with a hand- some silver candelabram. It was, she said, a pleasing duty to her. He came there 14 years ago a perfect stranger, and was now leaving them as a friend. The gift they offered was from warm- hearted friends who hoped that God would bless him.—Mrs. Tranter, on be- half of the St. John's Women's Guild, next presented the Vicar with a beau- tiful hand-worked silk bed quilt. She wished him God-speed. Mr. Daniel Shepperd, in handing a chiming clock to the Vicar, said that the members of St. David's wished him prosperity and that his life would be crowded with success.—Mr. Charles H. Boulton, on behalf of St. Teilo's Church Club, pre- sented Mr. Roberts with an inkstand, and Mr. Frank Stevens followed with a carved oak litany desk.—Rev. D. E. Roberts, who was received with pro- longed cheering, feelingly responded, thanking all for their beautiful gift1- and kindly thought. Their kind words would ever be remembered by him. Charming musical items were given during the evening by Messrs. T. W. Millar, Morgan J. Edwards, Teifi Davies and Miss M. J. Davies.
Trinity, Aberdare. i PASTOR'S FAREWELL MEETING. | On Thursday evening at Trinity English C.M. Church, Aberdare, a meeting was held to bid adieu to the pastor, Rev. J. Lewis Jenkins, on his departure for Liverpool to undertake the pastorate of Oakfield Road Presby- terian Church. The Rev. T. Powell, | Cwmdare, commenced the service. The Rev. R. Williams, Nazareth, presided. —The Rev. T. M. Jeffreys, Tabernacle, in a brief address, expressed his sorrow at losing from the town a brother minister whom he greatly esteemed.— Messrs. Daniel Jones and R. R. Price, in the capacity of deacons of Trinity, dwelt on the amicable relationship between the pastor and the diaconate, and testified to the esteem in which Mr. Jenkins was held generally.—Mr. J. D. Thomas, Solicitor, reviewed Mr. Jen- kins' career as pastor of Trinity and a good citizen of Aberdare, dwelling on his versatile character and manifold activities.—Councillor W. Thomas re- ferred to Mr. Jenkins' energy and en- thusiasm in connection wjth the Soldiers and Sailors Fund, the Auxiliary Fund, and the Belgian Fund. He had identified himself with every move- ment which had for its objective the advancement and welfare of the town. He was moreover known and honoured as a religious leader not only in Aber- dare, but throughout Wales.—Mr. W. D. Morris, speaking on behalf of the young men of Trinity, referred to the esteem in which the pastor was held among all classes in church circles and secular spheres.—Mr. Howell Davies dwelt on the power and influ- ence of Mr. Jenkins' personality, on young people in particular.—Mr. T. D. Davies spoke chiefly on behalf of the children of Trinity. They loved their pastor, and he loved them. A character- istic feature of Mr. Jenkins' ministry was his sermonette on Sunday morning. —Mr. S. Harris, a deacon, desired to associate himself with the eulogies of Mr. Jenkins and the wishes for his success in his new sphere.—Mr. W. Eddy, another deacon, endorsed what had been said by his brother-deacons.— Mr. T. Nicholas, secretary of the church, now handed over to the Rev. J. L. Jenkins a beautiful illuminated address.—Mrs. Walter Lloyd, the oldest member of the church, presented to Mr. Jenkins a cheque for < £ 60, collected by the church, accompanied by a pithy little speech.—The Rev. J. L. Jenkins, speaking under the strain of much emotion, in acknowledging the gifts and responding to the good wishes of his friends, said he felt that in going to Liverpool he was obeying the call of God. Nothing else would have induced him to go, for it was a great wrench for him to break away from Trinity. He loved even the stones and woodwork 'I of the edifice. The monetary value of the gifts was of secondary importance to him, but he was greatly moved by the very sincere regard which prompted the friends at Trinity to honour him in such a tangible way. He would greatly miss the children of the church. He prayed for God's blessing on the church, and looked forward to the re- union at the foot of the great White Throne.—Solos were given by Mrs. W. U. Lewis, Mrs. Phillips Edwards, and Mr. W. Evans. Mr. Harold Kenney was the organist. Appended is the text of the address: _aTo the Rev. J. Lewis Jenkins: We, the undersigned, as representing the church and congregation at Trinity Church, Aberdare, desire, upon the occasion of your leaving us, to express to you our deep regret at your depar- ture, and our heartfelt appreciation of your faithful and devoted ministry in our midst during a period of 12t years. We may mention the following facts as showing, to some extent, the good work you have been privileged to do under the providence of God during your stay with us: When you came to us in October, 1903, the church roll stood at 135 members. It now stands at 284— the highest number on record in the history of the church. You have re- ceived into communion 386 new mem- bers, and by letters of transfer from other churches 193. Referring to the financial side of the work, the amount collected during your ministry was approximately £ 7,000. A particularly pleasing feature in the meetings of the church is that the weekly prayer meet- ings are marked by a large attendance and great spiritual fervour. You have conducted a very successful Bible class. We are grateful to you for instituting a children's sermon in the Sunday morn- ing service and carryinag on that work in a highly satisfactory manner. You have taken a warm interest in the Sun- day School, and, indeed, in all the other departments of church work. We may especially mention your work in connection with the Boys' Guild of Physical Culture, which has now been in existence for some time. You have conducted the business meetings of the church with unfailing- tact, knowledge and wisdom. We are profoundly thank- ful to record that, under your ministry, the church has maintained a wonderful unity and brotherly love. We may further refer, with proper pride, to your activities outside purely church work; and, during this time of stress and strain owing to the great war, you have been prominent in all good move- ments in connection therewith. We heartily wish you God-speed in your new sphere of labour for the Master. You are leaving us with the good wishes, esteem, and love of us all. May God bless and prosper you in all good ways.—Daniel Jones, R. H. Miles, Aneurin Jones, Rees R. Price, T. Nicholas, William Eddy, Samuel Harris, R. Griffiths, W. J. Wells, A. Lawrence, Mary S. Lloyd, Sarah Anne Jones, Catherine David, Bella Evans, Harriet Nicholas, Edith M. Morgan, Elizabeth Davies, Lillie Giles, and Ribe Morgan."
-= 4% rFUNITU REi [FURNITURE ■ At PpQ>wan Prioas. 8 Immense Selection. I Special Bargains to Cash Buyers. — | VICTOR FREED, j 8 Mountain Ash. I a Who can describe a caterpillar?" asked the teacher. I can, teicher," shouted Tommy. "Well, Tommy, what is it?" "An upholstered worm."
Soldier's Enquiry. Dear Slr,-Ct)uld any of your readers inform us if 3314 Bugler Evan Richard Phillips, A Coy., "2Jtj Cheshire Regt., iij still stationed in Bedford, as 1 and his pals would like to know r—tours sincerely, 1886 Driver Ben Morgan, l/5th Welsh Transport, 159th Brigade, 53rd Div., Western Frontier Forces, Egypt.
Clywedion Dyffryn Dar. Fed rhwpath newydd iddi glwad bob dydd, a'r warnin dwetha geso i odd, "Don't call before three, for mother will be out." Ma hwna yn dead nuts yn erbyn yn mysnas i, ac yn i whwthi hi lan yn "rhacs jibbidares," fel gwetws y ragman pan nag odd arian gento i dalu am fwndal o racs. Fod yn amhosib i backman gal i reits sha niarca tri o'r gloch, yn ol y daylite bill, os na fydd gento wireless, ac hyd bo picLiwrs yr gownturs a'r cowater- esses yn chwifran drw'r awyr, fe starviff pob enad o backman o Saloneeka i Verdwn, ta beth am foch Cwmbach a chlers Cwmdar, heb son am frocks Hirwan, Irish Penderyn, a Snees anfar- wol yr hen gwrw dwy, o fendigedig goffadwriath! Fod picil ofnadw ar gwartars yr Highelpees mwn rhai parta o achos i bod nhw wedi acor Nonshecripshon ) Brigade, a. shoto sacha o bamphlets o bothti'r shirodd i stopo'r recriwtin a j rhoi shawns i'r Shermanns a'r anns j erill (hen fynywod o ddynon, ne "shinees," fel ma rhai yn i galw nhw) i gal mwy o fwyd a chryfdwr i ladd Cristnogions, a chwni y King of Kultur, Von Klock, Herr Von Fflamingass, Dr. Blewaindapinach, a'r Processor Schechtimasornefodd i fod yn Gom- mittee ar y Blockinade. "No fear," mydda Wncwl Jonathan, not so long as the Statue of Liberty blazes forth its brilliant light in the harbour of the its brilliant light in the harbour of the great city in the New World Falla I' nag yw a ddim ymhell o'i le ed, os gwetws Ap Cider y gwir! Fod mwy o barch i'r ladies bach anwl o bob short heddy nag a fuws ariod ocidar amsar Adda Jones, a bod nhw I nawr wedi cwni yn gyd-stat a dynon, er fod rhai o'r "trad mawr" sha marca'r pen ucha wedi gwrthod gwitho yn y caea, ac yn mynu fflamboyan a struttan ar hvd y dyffryn mwn skitsha melyn, hogsfords, a shanitary stockins! Bysan fiitacli iddi nhw wau sanna a phyrnu cwpwl o sigarets i'r boys sy'n gwitho dydd a nos yn y trenshis! Fod Ap Verdun yn gwed ta nawr ma'r rhyfal yn mynd i ddechra, i fod a'n diall y moves, yn gweld y gola coch yn dechra shino, ac y bydd hi'n wenfflam ar genol y cyfandir mwn byr amser—y bydd mwy o ecsploshuns, airffites, bombindar- ins, grandingades, longtomdinudinarians, a fflaminbuskinades nag a welws Crom- well ne Botha yn i wynt ariod. Ta beth am hynny, os na ddaw'r hen gownt miwn yn fwy teidi yn amsar Compul- I shashon, fe fydd, mor wired a'r early stop-tap, yn domino am fyth ar y PACKMAN NEWYDD.
Llinellau Llongyfarchiadol I Dr. Robert H. Jones a'i deulu ar eu dyfodiad i Mountain Ash. Estynaf ddeheulaw cymdeithas Fr Meddyg a'i briod yn nghyd, A'u baban glan siriol a gwridgoch Sydd iddynt yn llonder o hyd; Llawenydd sydd heddyw'n teyrnasu Trwy ddyffryn y Cynon o'r bron Wrth dderbyn y teulu hawddgarol I ardal mor brydferth a hon. Croesawaf a'm breichiau'n agored Y Cymro diledryw a phur, Gwr llednais, caredig yw'r Meddyg Daeth yma i leddfu ein cur; LIiniaru doluriau dioddefwyr Sydd iddo'n hyfrydwch bob awr, Cyflawna weithredoedd trugaredd Ar glwyfus drueiniaid y llawr. Mae'n barod at alwad y cyhoedd, Dihafal fel Meddyg yw ef, Mor fedrus mae'n gallu gweinyddu Ar gleifion dioddefol ein tref; Caffaeliad i dref Aberpennar Oedd dyfod o hono i'r lie, Rhown iddo dderbyniad t'wysogaidd Wrth ddyfod i ddieithr dre'. Fe ddringodd hyd risiau dysgeidiaeth, Fel arwr enillodd fath glod, Ei fryd oedd ar ennill gwybodaeth, Mae heddyw yn feddyg o nod; O'i flaen y clefydon sy'n darfod Diflana anhwyldeb a chur, Mae'n deall holl ansawdd dynoliaeth, Galluog yw'r Meddyg yn wir. Mi ganaf ei glodydd yn llawen, Mae'n haeddu llongyfarch mi wn, Pwy wel arnaf fai am ei ganmol? Pa feddyg mor enwog a hwn? Pe chwiliem bentrefi Gwyllt Walia A'i threfi yn agos a phell Cael cystal gweinyddwr ar gleifion Mae'n anhawdd, heb son am ei well. EVAN MORGAN. I 40 Duffryn Street, Mountain Ash.
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NOTICE. Defence of the Realm Acts. E\'ery man who has bien or ought to have been legisiered under the National Registration Act is liable iunder the Defence of the Realm Act. to a penalty of a fine • of ii(-I,o or six months imprisonment if he fails to produce his certificate of registration when duly required lo do so at his place of reside nee* Any such person who has lost his certificate, or for any reason has not been registered, should apply forthwith to the Clerk t" ihe Borough, Urban or Rural District in which he is residing Sec.ion 7 of the National Registration Act requires a person within 28 days of changing his residence (otherwise than temporarily) to send his Certificate of Registration with the new place of residence noted thereon to the local registration authority of the area (that is the Council of the Borough, Urban or Rural District) in which the new place of residence is situate. The penalty for wilful refusal or neglect to notify such a change of address is [5. and in the case of a continuing offence a further fine of £ 1 for each day during which the offence continues. BY ORDER.
Madame Clara Butt at Mountain Ash. An artistic and intellectual treat, such as seldom falls to the lot of the Mountain Ash concert-goer, was tla programme at the above concert in ti e Pavilion on Wednesday evening of last week. It was the first visit of the great contralto to the Aberdare Valley, and if the audience lacked in numbers, it was more than made up in unbounded enthusiasm. Madame Butt's contribu- tions were: "Bless Thou the Lord, 0 my Soul" (Craxton), "L'Heure Ex- quise" (Poldowski), Hatton's "The En- chantress," and Liddle's "Abide with me." Perhaps the last number is the most popular of her selections, but her rendering of the first named was glorious. It fitted her voice like a glove on the hand, and undoubtedly was written specially for her, for her grace- ful introduction of her accompanist, who turns out to be the composer, almost implies that. The composition is worthy of being interpolated in any oratorio extant. Madame Butt's other items were given in that finished style, of which she is so unique a mistress. Miss Carrie Tubb, a brilliant soprano of extraordinary power and purity, was just as great a success. She sings from the heart, and her enunciation of English was superb. She gave Coleridge Taylor's "Waiting," and "Break o' day" by Wilfrid Sanderson. Mr. W. H. Squire, the great celloiste, was responsible for Fould's "Canadian Boat Song and "A Neapolitan Dance," also Rameau's "Menuet" from Platee, and Boccher- ini's "Rondo." These contributions were gratefully received by a pleased audience. Mr. Squire is a master, and Mount musicians are lucky to have had an opportunity of hearing him. Mr. W. Murdock played several pianoforte solos, including Chopin's Nocturne in F sharp major and Waltz in E minor. He is a polished and stylish player, and received a great ovation. Mr. Craxton's accom- paniments were delightful, and his ar- tistry is undoubted. The Mountain Ash Choral Society, under the direction of Mr. T. W. Millar, sang Sir George Martin's "Hymn for Peace and Elgar's "As Torrents in Summer," Granville Bantock's arrangement of "Annie Laurie," and joined in with the soloists in Elgar's "Land of Hope and Glory." Their performance is worthy of unstinted praise. The concert was arranged by Dale, Forty and Co., Ltd., piano merchants and concert agents, Cardiff, Birmingham, Cheltenham, etc. The piano used at the concert was a Chappell Grand Piano.
Aberdare Service of Song. —— A sacred service of song was held in Highland Place Church on Sunday evening. The preacher was the pastor, Rev. E. T. Evans, who delivered an in- spiring discourse on Two Neglected Avenues to the Approach of God." The two avenues were Nature and History. Developing his theme the rev. gentle- man said that all history was sacred, and events which seemed Godless and cruel turned out in the end to be bless- ings in disguise. There were people at the present time losing faith in God and goodness because of the present war. But if they would take a long view and see things in their proper perspective, all would be well. The musical part of the programme opened with an organ solo, very finely exe- cuted, entitled, Taccato in C (Ros- sini). Mr. T. Williams, Cwmbach. then gave a fine rendering of a tenor solo. "Starless Crown." Mrs. Wil- liams, Gbdlvs, who was the winner oi one of the soprano solos at the last Mountain Ash Easter Eisteddfod, gave an excellent rendering of Farewell, ye limpid springs," followed by Miss Alice M. James, Aberaman, who gave a very realistic recitation of "Trouble in the Amen Corner," which was much ap- preciated. Prof. R. Howells gave another beautiful item, Summer Breezes (Sanderson), after which the popular and renowned champion basso, Mr. John Williams, Mountain Ash.\ sang The Good Shepherd "a brilT liant rendering, as usual, and which greatly impressed the congregation. The service concluded with the singing of the hymn, "0 beautiful our country."
R "The Masqueraders" at Penrhiwceiber. At the Workmen's Hall, Penrhiw- ceiber, on Thursday, Friday, and Satur- day "The Masqueraders" presented the political play, "An Ideal Husband" (under the direction of Mr. Emrya Lloyd), in four acts, preceded by a dramatic Western sketch, entitled, "The Ranchman Millionaire." The proceeds were devoted to the Penrhiw- ceiber Needlework Guild to provide comforts for soldiers and sailors. The orchestra, under the direction of Mr. D. Erasmus, included: Violin, Mr. D. T. Davies and Mr. D. Kendry; flute, Mr. Ernie Phillips; clarionet, Mr. Vin Minor; piano, Mr. D. Richards; cornet, Mr. W. Ponting; 'cello, Mr. J. Griffiths; drums, Mr. Windsor Coslett. The stage manager was Mr. Emryø Lloyd; assistant managers, Messrs. David Jenkins .and George Rees; busi- ness manager, Mr. Marcus L. Davies; advertising, Mr. J. Llovd; bookings, Mrs. Phillips. In ."An Ideal Husbaad" the cast was: Sir Robert Chiltern, Mr. Emrys Lloyd; Viscount Goring, Mr. Ben Howells; Earl of Caversham, Mr. Jack Morgan; Vicomte de Nanjac, Mr. Florenze Keane; Mr. Montford, Mr. Marcus L. Davies; Butler, Mr. W. Porter; Manservant, Mr. Idwal Pere- grine; James (Footman), Mr. G. J. Roberts; Harold (Footman), Mr. E. Evans; Mr. Barford, Mr. Gwilym Johnston; Mr. Cecil Graham, Mr. Philip Alan; Lord Windermere, Mr. Wyndham Daly; Lord Darlington, Mr. Raymond Howells; Mr. Cowper Cow- per, Mr. John Arden; Duchess of Mary- borough, Miss Tillie Morgan; Lady Jane Barford, Miss K. Margam-Lewis; the Countess of Basildon, Miss Flossie Fantham; Mrs. Marchmont, Mrs. Whittaker; Lady Markby, Mrs. Duglan; Miss Mabel Chiltern, Miss M. Lloyd; Mrs. Cheveley, Miss Edith Thomas; Lady Chiltern, Miss Marjorie Jones. "The Ranchman Millionaire" was performed under the personal direction of the author, Mr. David Jenkins, assisted by Mr. Tom Roberts. Cast;- William, Mr. Stan Bishop; Betty, Mrs. Whittaker; Dot, Miss Flossie Fantham; Joe, Mr. George Rees; Texas Bill, Mr. O. J. Roberts; Cowboy Carl, Mr. Florenze Keane; Ikey Moses, Mr. Idwal Peregrine. The actors in both play and sketch performed their work very creditably. The hall was packed each evening.
Cwmdare Notes. BY RAFFLES. Sorry the chickens were destroyed by rats, Tom. Get the fowl house removed nearer the cucumber beds. Who was the man that doctored him- self with coddle? A little more practice on the double [bass. please, before appearing in front of Professor Popcorn. Mary Elizabeth Ann has been out late m eYeniri§s. recently, not far from lwm Talcen Slip's house. This is leap year—and you know the rest. Old Gaffer Nos has an elegselagapatit for sale. Glad you enjoyed yourself at Builth on Tuesday. Sorry Mr. Right had to stay the night; he had taken too much water from the Wells, and-well, you know the rest. Hope he has recovered by now. There 1 will be an interesting wedding on Whit-Monday. Keep your eye on Bagpipes. Now, Bumper, why don't you take that four-and-a-half back? It was empty the next day. Picked up on the Common:- Tom the tiddler, A first-class fiddler; Plays so well You wish him in