ABERCYNON. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. MASS MEETING. On Sunday after- noon a mass meeting, under the auspices of the Abercynon Lodge of the South Wales Miners" Federation was held at the Workmen's Hall under the presi- dency of Guardian W. C. Dyer. Mr. John Rees Morgan gave a report of the special District Meeting. A resolution in favour of a one day Whitsun holiday was passed. MILITARY. On Saturday night Private T. H. Thomas, Martins' Terrace, came home for a week's furlough from the firing line in France. Private Thomas belongs to the Mechanical 'Transport Corps. He is in the best of health.—On Friday Evan Price Mor- gan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, Garth Hall Dairy, left for Woolwich, where he will be stationed with the Army Veterinary Corps. GIFTS TO SOLDIERS. — Last week Tabernacle C.M. Church made a collection towards sending gifts to mem- bers of the church who had joined the colours, and on Wednesday evening parcels were packed and posted to them. The work was done by Mrs. D. J. Price, Mrs. Fenwick, Guardian; Mrs. John Jones, Misses Polly Morgan, Hylene May Price, Katie Humphreys, and Mary Hannah Brown. The secre- tary was Miss James, assisted by Miss L. Rowlands. CERTIFICATES. On Friday night at the Co-operative (Abercynon Branch) Committee Rooms the successful candi- dates in the recent examination of the Co-op. Education Committee were pre- sented with certificates by Coun. Charles Maddox, who also gave an address. Guardian Dyer spoke on the benefit derived from the study of Co-operation. Mr. D. J. Edwards, Ynysybwl, chair- man of the Education Committee, also spoke. Mr. T. Jarman proposed, and Mr. A. Morgan, secretary, seconded a vote of thanks to the speakers. PROMOTION. Private Richard Davies, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Davies, 7 Ann Street, belonging to the Machine-Gun Corps, has been promoted to Lance-Corporal for bravery on the battle-field. ISs* has only just attained the age of 19. He witnessed rough times in the war zone last week, when his "little lot" made an advance to the very thick of the fight and had great difficulty to get back to safety. How- ever, they managed to dodge the Ger- mans, and during the retreat Davies risked to bring a gun out of action on a pack-mule. Last week his elder brother, Driver John Davies, of the R.F.A., stationed at Brighton, came home on furlough.
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Aberdare Police Court. Wednesday, June 7th.-Before Messrs R. A. Griffith (Stipendiary), F. W. Mander, J. H. Powell and J. U. George. Drunk.—Richard Edwards, Cwm- bach, in Canal Row.—Fined 15s.-P.C. Bevan proved the case. Unlicensed Dog. Charles Abbott, Llwydcoed, fined 7s. 6d. index Obscured. Wm. Trevella, Godreaman, answered a summons for riding a motor cycle with the index plate obscured. P.C. Clarkson de- posed that defendant's friend had his overcoat over the plate. The defend- ant was passing through Park View Terrace, Abercwmboi, at the time. The case was dismissed on payment of costs, 4s. Furious Driving.—Fines of 95 and flo Fred Mitchell, Aberdare, was charged with driving a motor car in a manner dangerous to the public, and A. Douglas Cates, Railway Inn, Cwm- aman, with aiding and abetting in above offence. Defendants were not present in Court. P.C. Clarkson deposed to seeing the former defendant drive a racing car in Aberdare Road, below Abercwmboi, on Friday, May 26. They "were going in the direction of Aberdare at a terrible rate. A child was on the road and wit- ness carried it to the footpath. People had to rush to the pavements, and a dog was struck by the car. Mitchell was driving the car. Next day witness saw Mitchell, and he said: "Douglas Cates is the owner of the car, and Bow- den of the Bunky was in the car with me. We had been to Pontypridd, and on returning called at the Butchers' Arms, Mountain Ash. We left there at 9 p.m. for Aberdare. I did not see any dog on the road, and I don't thim: I was travelling furiously." At 4 p.m. on the 27th witness called at the Rail- way Inn, Cwmaman, to see Cates. In reply to witness he said: "If it was a man I d struck I would have stopped, but I would not stop for a dog." Wit- ness told him he ought not to have allowed Mitchell to drive. Alfred Jenkins, Coplestone Street, Mountain Ash, corroborated the evi- dence regarding speed. P.S. Thomas proved that Cates was the owner of the car. The Stipendiary said the Bench re- garded the offence as a serious one. There were previous convictions against both men. Cates would be fined £ 10 and costs or 28 days, and Mitchell £ o Or 28 days. Supplying Drink After Hours. — Licensees Charged. Mrs. Gwen Jenkins, landlady of the Railway Bar, Aberdare, and her daugh- ter, Miss Gladys Jenkins, were charged with a breach of an order of the Central Control Board Liquor Traffic, viz., (1) Permitting men to consume liquor on the premises; and (2) selling or sup- plying after hours. Gwilym Davies and John Walter Jones were summoned for consuming liquor during prohibited hours. Mr. W. Thomas appeared for the four defendants. P.S. South said that in company with P.S. Owen Thomas he visited the Rail- way Bar at 9.15 on Saturday, May 27th. The two female defendants were behind the bar counter. There were about 10 men in the bar. Gwilym Davies was leaning against the counter, and immediately in front of him was a half pint measure, about 3 parts full of beer. J. W. Jones was sitting near the door. On a table in front of him was a spirit glass, the contents of which appeared to be spirits. Witness approached Davies, who caught hold of his glass and started drinking> Wit- ness ascertained it was beer, and then pointed out to the landlady it was 9.15 o'clock. P.S. Thomas produced his I watch. The landlady said: "What I time is it, boys Several men "in the bar pulled their watches out, and one man said 7 minutes past 9, and another I 9.10. Witness asked Davies who had supplied him with the beer, and he said, "Miss Gladys Jenkins." She then said: "Yes, I supplied him with beer, hut it was before 9 p.m." Turning to Jonos witness asked him what his glass contained, and Jones then caught hold of the glass and drank, and said "Whisky I am drinking." Miss Jen- kins said: Yes, I supplied him with a glass of whisky before 9 o'clock." A man in the room confirmed this, and said he paid for it, and witness told him he would be reported for a breach of the treating order. The man then said he did not pay for it and Miss Jenkins said likewise. He told the female defendants they would be re- ported. Mrs. Jenkins replied Go oil, make half a dozen cases out or one." By Mr. W. Thomas: It was fully 9.15. The doors were open, and the al- leged offence was committed in the front bar. There was 110 attempt at secret drinking. Witness arrived about 9.14. The smoke-room was empty, and the drinking vessels cleared away. In Aberdare the houses were not closed at 9, but men obtained non- intoxicating drinks after 9 o'clock. The men were very orderly and were not under the influence of drink. P.S. Thomas corroborated the above evidence, and said that the time was 9.15. Mrs. Jenkins, the landlady, said she was in charge of the house. Her two sons were in the Army. She had cleared other rooms before the police came in. The beer and whisky sup- plied to the men had been supplied be- fore 9 o'clock. There were 8 or 10 men in the bar. She had been licensee of the premises for 3 years. By Super. Rees There was one glass of beer on the counter when the police came in. She had asked the men to drink up because the time was up. Mr. Thomas, addressing the Bench, said this was the first case under the Order. The house was always well conducted, and he contended that the drink had been supplied by the land- lady before 9 o'clock. It was a large house, and Mrs. Jenkins had been de- prived of help because her sons had gone to the Army. He appealed t-o the Bench not to record a conviction, in view of the fact that the landlady had invested all her savings in the house, and a conviction against the house would he a serious matter for her. The Stipendiary said the Order was a very important one, and it was their duty to enforce it without allowing themselves to be carried away by con- siderations of sympathy. At Merthyr the stewardess of a Club had been fined £ 5 and a man in Mountain Ash had been fined £5 for a similar oifence. The landlady or her daughter ought to have cleared the glasses away. Mrs. Jenkins and her daughter would be fined. 40s. each for permitting persons to consume liquor after hours. With regard to the men, they did not de- serve any sympathy. They defiantly consumed their drinks in front of the policemen, and they would have to pay 40s. each. Mr. W. Thomas: One conviction against the landlady? Stipendiary Yes, the summons for selling or supplying is dismissed. Liquor Control Board.—There were similar charges against Samuel Jen- kins and Joseph Probert. Mr. W. Kenshole asked for an adjournment for 14 days, and this was granted. Wilful Damage. — Three brothers, named Wm. Robert, Daniel and David R. Venn, of Trecynon, were charged with doing wilful damage to a hedge. P.C. Jones deposed to seeing them carry bundles of sticks in Hirwain Hd. On seeing him they dropped the sticks and ran away. Later he saw them fetch the bundles. The sticks were newly cut from a hedge, and were the property of Councillor T. Lewris.— Councillor T. Lewis deposed that the damage was estimated at 2s. 6d.—The defendants were fined 5s. and costs each, and the damages. Neighbours Quarrels. — Summonses for using indecent language were taken out by Mrs. Richards against Mrs. S. out by Mrs. Richards against Mrs. S. A. Oxenham, and there were cross- summonses in which Rosina Oxenham and loan Richards were the parties. Mr. W. Thomas appeared for the Oxen- I hams and Mr. J. D. Thomas for the Richardses. Mr. W. Thomas said that the parties were neighbours living in Oak Street, Aberdare. Mr. J. D. Thomas and himself had come to an agreement*to withdraw the summonses on both sides, Mrs. S. A. Oxenham and Mrs. Richards to be bound over.—Mr. J. D. Thomas concurred, and the two women were then bound over in the sum of £ 10 to keep the peace for six months. Threats and Language—Mrs Eleanor Elias, Aberaman, was summoned by Mrs. Mary Gwlithyn, 207 Cardiff Road, for threats. Mr. W. T. Howell ap- peared for complainant, and Mr. W. Thomas for defendant.—Clerk What II is the proper name of your client, Mr. Howell?—Mr. Howell: I'm afraid I can't pronounce it. It is G-w-l-i-t-h-y-n. —Stipendiary It is the Welsh equiva- lent for a drop of dew. (Laughter.)— Complainant went on to say that she had occasion to complain to defendant of the state of the drain. Mrs. Elias collected the rents for her mother, who owned her (Mrs. Gwlithvn's; house. Mrs. Elias thereupon came to the door and used most disgusting language and threatened to screw her b— neck off. Witness said she was afraid to leave the house. She had been a tenant of that house for nine years.—Alice Vater, who said she
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CO-OPERATION RESULTS. Appended is the result of the recent ¡ examination on "Co-operation" held j under the auspices of the Co-operative Union and the Cwmbach Co-op. Society, Ltd. :—Third Stage, Distinction, Jas. D. Rees, Miskin Branch, marks, 89; Wm. Thomas, Mountain Ash, 80. 2nd Stage: Distinction-James J. Jonathan (84), Mountain Ash Branch; Thos. J. Lewis (82), Cwmbach; Wm. J. Morris (80), Cwmbach. Passed Gomer Jaines (77), Cwmbach; Dd. John Phil- lips (76), Aberaman; John H. Davies, Cwmbach (76). 1st Stage: Pass—D. J. Peregrine, 78, Miskin; Raymond Ponting, Mountain Ash, 67; Dd. W. Evans, Cwmbach, 60; Ebenezer Thomas, Aberaman, 57 Miss Margaret Lamburn, Mountain Ash, 51; Thomas Reynolds, Miskin, 50; Wm. Williams, Aberaman, 50. The classes were taught by Mr. 0. T. Hopkins.
Abercwmboi Jottings. BY PASSER-BY. My sympathy is with the amateur gardener who lost that borrowed basket the other night. Surely there is no harm in asking for it at the place you thought you left it. Our street lamps are lit at 8.30 some evenings. It is not thus that daylight is saved. Said one, "They are depriv- ing us of our pint of beer, and at the same time wasting thousands of feet of gas." -) I am in receipt of letters from the firing line, from Private Arthur Wil- Mams, Royal Engineers, and Lance- Corporal W. Higgins, S.W.B. Both have recently been home on leave. Both are loud in their praise of the watches they received from the Heroes' Fund. Congratulations to J. Eiddig Davies, E.G.A., who is now wearing a Bom- bardier's stripe. At last there is some talk about having pictures at the Hall. Of course. we must wait and see. Two of our gallant soldiers came home during the week-end from the firing line in France, viz., Private W. Napier, R.A.M.C., of Mostyn Street, and Private Tom Williams, R.F.A., son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Williams, 41 Bron- allt Terrace. Both look well.—Private R. J. Evans, Jenkin Street, is at a French hospital, suffering from pneu- monia, but is recovering. Bob has a wife and children.
MOUNTAIN ASH. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. WILL our patrons in Mountain Ash re- member that we have, a very fine se- lection of Ladies' Tussore Coats, Sports Coats, Ladies' Tailor-made Costumes, Ready-to-wear Dresses, Blouses and Millinery for the Whitsun Holidays. See Windows.—J. M. Evans, London Warehouse, Aberdare. SMART AND NOVEL are Mac's latest goods. Just walk right in and look round. PARISH CHURCH. There were celebrations of Holy Communion at St. Margaret's Church last Sunday morning at 8 and 11 o'clock. Morning prayer was said at 10.15. Tours in F Office for Communion was sung at the second service. Evensong was intoned by the Rev. T. J. Morgan. The Canticles were sung to Garrett in A. G.W.R. TEMPERANCE. The local branch of the above society was ad- dressed on Sunday afternoon by Mr. D. Rogers, who took for his subject, "The Talents." Strong drink, said the speaker, was the destroyer of man's best talents. A recitation was given by Miss N. Thomas. Solo, Mr. D. Teifi Davies, "Far Away." Recitations, Miss A. R. Davies. Organ solo, Mr. Tom Powell. Duet, violin and organ, Messrs. D. Symonds and Powell. Five new mem- II bers were enrolled. PRETTY WEDDING. The nuptials of the Rev. John Evans-Jones, curate- in-charge, Senghenydd, and some time at St. David's, Mountain Ash, to Miss Annie Mary (Mamie) Mills, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mills, Commercial Street, Mountain Ash, were celebrated at St. Margaret's Church on Monday morning. The officiating minister was the Rev.. J. LI. Croft, assisted by Rev. D. E. Roberts, Trevetliin, and Rev. T. M. Williams, I Miskin. The bride wore a beautiful robe of ivory crepe de chine, trimmed with pearls and orange blossoms, surmounted by a handsome veil. She was given away by her father, and was accom- panied by two pretty flower girls— Betsy and Peggy Mills. Their dresses were white voile with pale blue trimmings, and they carried baskets of flowers, adorned with lilies of the I valley and forget-me-nots. Dr. Stanley Evans, Senghenydd, acted as best man. The guests were entertained at the ¡ home of the bride's parents, and in addition to the bridal party, included: Mrs. Fred Mills, Mrs. Evan Jones, Lampeter; Miss Lizabeth Evans- Jones, Miss Hetty Evans-Jones, Miss Addie, Cardiff; Miss Elizabeth Addie. Miss Agnes Addie. Miss Ida Rowlands, Miss Marjorie Jones, Miss Dorothy Mills and Miss Margaret Mills. After breakfast the bridal pair left for Clevedon, where the honeymoon is being spent. The handsome wedding motors were supplied by Gough's Garage Co.
ABERGWM8CS. JAY'S easy payment system is easy for you. j DEATH. It is with regret that we I; record the death of Mr. Tom Flinders, son of Mr. and Mrs. Flanders, Estate Lodge, which took place o: Monday at the age of 27. NAVAL. Mr. G. Greenham, son of Mr. H. Greenham, 82 Woodland Street, Mountain Ash, and a brother to Mrs. A. Harding, 11 Tanycoed Terrace, Abercwmboi, who was a lead- ing stoker on the ill-fated cruiser, Indefatigable, is unaccounted for. He has been in the Navy for six years. His: brother, Private W. Greenham, lost his life in action in October last. PRESENTATION CONCERT. — A concert was held at the Workmen's Hall on Tuesday night. Mr. Philip Rees, on Tuesday night. Mr. Philip Rees, A.C., presided. He explained that since the formation of the Presentation Fund j 18 Abercwmboi heroes had been pre- j sented with wristlet glow watches. The following programme was gone through: —Solos, Messrs. W. Williams, W. George, John Thomas (Rhosydd), Miss Cecilia Rees, Mr. Tom Jones (comic). Recitations, Messrs. W. R. Ward and Fred Stoneman. Miss E. Davies, 15 Bronallt Terrace, on behalf of the Heroes' Presentation Fund, presented Private Tom Williams, R.F.A., with a watch, and Mrs. Phillips, 5 Park View Terrace, presented Private W. Napier with a watch. Private Napier, who is with the R.A.M.C., has been in France for 14 months. He bad been through the South African War, and received the late Queen's medal for bravery. Mr. W. Davies, Bronallt Terrace, was the accompanist.
ABERAMAN. DON'T delay, but call on JAY. WE HAVE a finer range of smart blouses showing this week than ever before in Voiles, Crepe-de-chenes, Muslins, and Silks. See our windows this week.—J. M. Evans, Blouse Special- [ ist, London Warehouse, Aberdare. MILITARY. Gunner David Evan Davies, E.G.A., who was formerly school teacher at the Blaengwawr Boys' School, is now stationed at Brown- down Camp, Alverstoke. Writing to an Aberaman friend he states that Army life agrees well with him. WAR NEWS. Privates Gomer Stephens and David R. Phillips, of the Aberaman Co-op., are now with the 3-6th Welsh at Fort Scoveston, Ney- land. Private Stephens speaks highly of military life and enjoys the physical exercise. He gives an interesting de- scription of camp life. PRESENTATION AND SMOKER. On Thursday evening the members of I the Aberaman Original Band Institute met to honour Private Griffith Philpin, 2nd Welsh, who was home from France I on a short leave. Mr. W. C. Morris, who presided, extended a warm recep- tion to the evening's guest. He wished him good luck and a safe return. The gift, who took the form of a silver glow wristlet watch, was handed to the recipient by Miss Maud Evans, who made an appropriate speech. Private 1 hilpin, who feelingly responded, thanked the donors for their gift, which he would highly cherish when in fNo Man's Land." Harmony was con- tributed by Messrs. W. J. Phillips, Gwilym Jonathan, Charles Young, William Griffiths, Ted Hancock. Danv Thomas (comic), David Albert Morris. W. R. Griffiths and Griff Philpin. The National Anthems were sung by Messrs. Gwilym Jonathan and W. Griffiths. The secretary was Mr. R. Ingram. The accompanist was Mr. T. J. Phillips. Private Philpin, who left on Friday evening for France, was formerly a baker at the Aberaman Co-operative
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worked at No. 205 Cardiff Road, de- posed that she heard the language used by Mrs. Elias.—Harriet Llewelyn, also an apprentice at No. 205 Cardiff Road, corroborated. —■ Defendant gave evi- dence and denied using any bad lan- guage.—Benjamin Munday, 208 Car- diff Road, said he heard some words, but Mrs. Elias did not use any strong language.—The Stipendiary was satis- fied that the language had been used, and it was the most beastly he had ever heard in any town, large or small. Such language was becoming very pre- valent in both the Merthyr and Aber- dare Valleys, and the magistrates j were determined to stamp it out. The I Bench did not approve of the conduct < of Munday in coming there to perjure I himself. Mrs. Elias would be fined 40s. —Mrs. Elias: I beg your pardon, 1 d'd not use the language at all.
Society Bakery, and joined the colours at the commencement of the war. He has been through the thick of the fighting, and was in the battle of Loos. In one engagement only 95 out of a company oi 900 survived. He states that Germany is already a beaten nation. He was given a rousing send- oif on Friday. WAR NEWS. The following local boys, who are on active service some- where in France, have written home stating that they are in excellent health: —Privates Rhys G. James, James Thorney, W. E. James, and E. T. Morgan, Cardiff Pals; William Rees, Seaforth. Highlanders; Tom W atki, A.S.C., David William Thomas and Morgan David Williams, Motor Transport; William Thomas, Cwmbach, Welsh Regiment. The above were all employees of the Cwmbach Co-op. Society. Trooper Jack Phillips, 4th Hussars; Privates Ivor Williams, R.F.A., stationed at Preston; Gwilym Richards, Edgar Moses, William John Williams, Cardiff Pals; E. R. Perkins, R.W.F., stationed at Rhyl, were home recently on a short leave. Private David William Pugsley, Seaforth High- landers, and Private Danny Hughes, Cardiff Pals, are now in France, and are alright. Private Charles Dennis, R.F.A., has just arrived home on a short leave from the firing line. Driver T. J. Lewis. A.S.C., Motor Transport, is also in France. j