EMPIRE MOUNTAIN ASH. | Under the direct supervision of Victor W. Rowe, Sole Proprietor. 6.30 TWICE NIGHTLY. &* 301 — WEEK COMMENCING JULY 3rd. Another enormous attraction and important engagement of HERBERT SHELLEY, and his Specially Selected Company, in New and Original Play of great Human interest, A% a I A Mill Girl's Wedding I The Merriest and Brightest Industrial Play now touring, by HERBERT SHELLEY, author of "Lass of Dingley Moor," &c. Scene 1 ••• ••• The Weaver's Home Scene 2 .Bradenham Hall Scene 3 Luke Thorndyke's Office Scene 4 Outside Beaver Mill (early morning) Scene 5 ••• ••• The Weaver's Home (Fourteen weeks are supposed to elapse) Scene 6 Sam Caudle's Back Parlour Scene 7 On the road to the Church Scene 8 ••• A Mill Girl's Wedding Powerful Cast of well-known London Actors and Actresses including Mr. HERBERT SHELLEY and Miss FLORENCE RUTTER, Direct from the principal London Theatres. Priees of Admission 3d. 4d. 8d. 9d. Government Tax id. id. id. 2d. Amount to Pay 4d. Bd. 7d. lid. Prepaid Small Advertisements. Inserted at the following specially low rates:— One week. 3 wks. 6 wks. s. d. is. d. s. d. 12 words 0 6 1 3 2 0 20 „ 0 9 1 9 3 0 28 1 0 2 3 4 0 86 „ 1 3 2 9 5 0 44 „ 1 6 3 3 6 0 These charges apply only to the follow- ing classes of advertisements :-Apart- ments, Situations (Vacant or Wanted) To Let, Lost or Found, and Miscellaneous Sales and Wants. Properties for Sale or Wanted at double above rate. Remittances may be made by Postal Orders or half-penny stamps. If not prepaid extra will be charged. Advertisement and Publishing Offices, 19 Cardiff Street, Aberdore. All replies to be called for at the Oflioe. Advertisers who desire to have replies sent to them should forward stamps. WANTED. EXPERIENCED, reliable general, JLJ aged about 20. Two only in family.—Apply 'G' "Leader" Office, Aberdare. COOK General. Business house. Must be clean and not afraid of work.—Apply by letter, stating wages and references, to P., "Leader" Office, Aberdare. BOOT Trade.—Wanted smart, re- spectable youth, age 16 to 17.— Apply, Cash and Co., Victoria Square. YOUNG Lady Shop Assistant, to learn business, about 17 or 18 years of age.—Apply, R.O., "Leader" Office. A SMART Young Lady for office work.—Apply by letter, F.A.B., "Leader" Office. TRAVELLER for local valleys. Also JL Driver for Ford Motor Delivery Van.—Apply. Cattells Ltd., Aberdare. GIRL for Stores.—Apply, Cattells Ltd., Aberdare. JUNIOR Assistant. Ineligible.—J. tF W. Evans, Grocer, Aberaman. SITTING-ROOM and Bedroom by s tradesman and son near Oxford Street, Mountain Ash. —Apply by letter, D.H., "Leader" Office, Moun- tain Ash. MISCELLANEOUS. _——————-—— RESPECTABLE person prepared to do mending and plain needlework at own home.—Apply, P.N., "Leader" Oflioe. J FINE a CO., 18b Whitoombe • Street, Aberdare, are buying and aeiiing Second-hand Furniture. GET your money's worth when you buy Poultry food. Just add to it a little Karswood Poultry Spice, con- taining ground insects. This usually doubles its egg-making chances. Pack- ets 2d., 6d., Is. — Harris, Corn Mer- chant, Hirwain. LADIES! WOOD'S CHALLENGE REMEDY is guaranteed under the sum of £ 100 to cure when others fail. Far superior to Pills, Pellets, or any Continental treatment. For all cases of irregularities, however obstin- ate, CHALLENGE REMEDY is su- preme. Price 2s. 9d., 4s. 6d. Special, lis. Stamp for Book of Requisites. Est. 30 years.—Mr. <fc Mrs. G. WOOD, Ladies' Medical Specialists, 20 LOUIS STREET, LEEDS. '"co. SITUATION WANTED. WANTED by boy of 14 situation as W clerk or in light trade.—Apply, H," "Leader" Office. FOR SALE. SECOND-HAND Piano in excellent condition.—Apply, P2, "Leader" Office. FOR SALE, about Fifty Thick Privet Trees; 6ft. high.—Treharne, Bel- mont, Aberaman, Aberdare. CROSSBREED Fowls and Ducks, C averaging 4 pounds, 3/6 each; 6/9 couple. All sound birds. Pure Breed Chicks, 8/6 dozen; Crossbreed, 7/6 dozen. Ducklings, 10/6 doz. Carr. paid; all sent by return.—Ryeland, 24 Malpas Road, Newport. SECOND-HAND Piano iron frame, )k3 splendid tone. Cheap.—Victor Freed, Music Warehouse. STRONG Cabbage and Savoy Plants. —Apply, Parry, Bryn Gwyn, Penywain. SALE (leaving district), "Cable" American Organ, 10 stops, 2 swells, mirror top, perfect, P,10.-D.H., "Leader" Office, Mountain Ash. SALE.—Full-size Lantern, 3 wick oil lamp and gas fitting, 100 slides; all accessories; 45s. Small magneto dynamo, 10 volts, wants attention, 3s. 6d. Particulars, apply B.E.H., "Leader Office, Mountain Ash. FOR Sale at Abernant House, Quantity of Second-hand Slates, Flooring Timber, Glass, Sashes, Grates and Mantelpieces.—Apply, Foreman on Job. BAKER'S Bread Van, in splendid condition.—J. W. Evans, Aber- aman. STILL at the front with Chicks from pedigree laying strains; few ex- tra good 1915 Pullets for sale. Also mother and chicks. Final reduction in prices.—Davies, Fruiterer, Jubilee Rd., I Aberaman. Coaches and Sheliberes —several at reduced prices, and second-hand £ 40, equal to new. Cash I or special terms. Photos and particu- lars free.-Marston's, Hearse Works, 24 Bradford Street, Birmingham. t TO LET. COMFORTABLE furnished rooms (bathroom). Suit young couple or business men. Apply, 2 Maendy Place, Weatheral Street, Aberdare. 5 CLIFTON Street, Aberdare.—Ap- ply, Harris, Gadlys House. YARD and Stable. Centre of town, —Apply, Mrs. Shannon, 53 Sey- mour Street. TACK to let for Cattle and Ponies.— Apply, Durbin, Belmont, Aber- aman. FOUR Rooms, lately occupied by Mr. MacCormack Dentist- — Apply, 2 Cardiff Street, Aberdare. PROPERTIES FOR SALE. SEVEN Roomed House in Tanybryn Street, Aberdare. Bath.—Apply, H.O., "Leader" Office. FOR Sale, or Let on Lease, Whit- combe House, 2 Glouoester St., Aberdare. Apply, M. T. Morgan, Leader Office, Aberdare. SIX Roomed House in Cilhaul Ter- race. Splendid condition. Cheap. —Apply, C.T., "Leader" Office. DWELLING House in Glynhafod Street, Cwmaman. Reasonable price.—Apply, E. Lewis Jones and Co., Auctioneers, 22 Cardiff St., Aberdare. HOUSES TO LET. THE LONGER YOU PAY RENT the .L more money you waste. Apply to-day for "Personal Ownership" which will be sent post free to appli- cants mentioning "Aberdare Leader." Address, The Managers, the Provident Association of London, Ltd., 246 Bishopsgate, London, E.C. HAGGARS n CINEMA Oi MOUNTAIN ASH. To-night (Thursday), also Friday & Saturday June 29th, 30th, and July 1st. A Thannhouser American Masterpiece in 4 reels, entitled:— GOD'S WITNESS. Featuring the celebrated star Miss, Florence Le Bade, the heroine of I The Million Dollar Mystery." SPECIAL AFTERNOON EXHIBITION TO-DAY, at 2.30 p.m. — Monday Next, July 5rd, Great patriotic photo-play, IN A SOLDIER'S HOME. conime SOOM FLORENCE TURNER. CIRLS COUNTY SCHOOL, ABERDARE. AN EXAMINATION for the Ad- mission (in September) of Fee- Paying Pupils will be held at the School on Saturday, July 8th, from 10 till 12 a.m. Among pupils who qualify for admission preference will be given to those whose parents are prepared to keep them in school four years. CODREAMAN, ABERAMAN. Sale of Valuable Leasehold Properties. MR. D. R. GRIFFITHS has been instructed to offer for Sale at the FFORCHNEOL ARMS, GODREAMAN on TUESDAY, 4th JULY, 1916, at 7 p.m. (subject to the Conditions of Sale of the Merthyr Tydfil and Aberdare Incorporated Law Society, and to such special conditions as shall then be read) the following LEASEHOLD PROPERTIE S Lot I.-All that messuage or dwelling house known as No. 3 Foundry View, Godreaman, Aberaman, producing an estimated gross rental of L22 15s. per year. These premises are held under a lease for a term of 99 years from the 1st January, 1868, subject to an annual ground rent of JE2 Os. 5d. Lot 2.—All that messuage or dwelling house known as No. 44 Cwmaman Road, Godreaman, producing a gross yearly rental of L19 10s. These premises are held under a lease for a term of 99 years from the 1st May, 1901, subject to an annual ground rent of zel. For further particulars apply to- Criffith T. Davies, Esq., Solicitor, 68 Monk Street, Aberdare; or to the Auctioneer, at Victoria Square, Aber- dare.
BIRTHS, DEATHS aqd MARRIAGES BIRTHS, MARRIACES, DEATHS, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND IN MEMORIAM NOTICES Are charged at the minimum rate of 1/6 for 30 words, and sixpence for each additional ten words or part of ten words, and must be prepaid. Lists of wreaths and wedding pres- ents are charged at the minimum rate of Is. 6d. for one inch and Is. for each additional inch. MARRIAGE. DAVIES—McCAMMON.—On June 21.. 1916, at the Nonsubscribing Presby- terian Church, Clough, Co. Down, by the Rev. James Kennedy, Moderator of Antrim Presbytery, Rev. John Dare, minister of Clough Church, I eldest son of Evan Davies, Derwen, Aberdare, to Lil, only daughter of the late Alex McCammon, Seaforde, Co. Down.
THE WAn. One of the Loos Heroes. Pte. John Morris, No. 19903, 3rd Company, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards, B.E.F., France, I receive the Aberdare Leader pretty regularly, and have noticed therein about Aberdare lads serving with the colours in different parts of the world. I am a brother to Thomas Morris, 395 Cardiff Road (Guard T.V.R.. Aber- dare). and have been out here now 12 months. I went through the battle of Loos and several other engagements. It grieved me very much when I heard about Lieut. Windsor Lewis, of the Welsh Guards, as he belonged to the same Division as I did. I expect to be home on leave shortly. And I shall not be sorry when the time comes, as I have not been home since twelve month last New Year's Day." r « r..
KINC EDWARD MEDAL AWARD. The "London Gazette" announces that the King has awarded Edward Medals of the First and Second Classes for gallant conduct in ten cases, in- cluding the following:- Medal of the Second Class—Frederick George Stephens, under-manager of the Aberaman Colliery.
Aberdare Priest. CHARCED WITH A SERIOUS OFFENCE. A man who at the previous hearing was attired in clerical garb and giving the name of Ernest Arthur Cawthorne, was brought up on remand in custody at Bristol Police Court on Wednesday charged with unlawfully inciting one, William Genders to procure a girl not being of the unfortunate class for an improper purpose. The magistrates were Alderman Swash and Mr. Stanley Gange. Mr. J. Green (town-clerk's office) pro- secuted. Mr. J. C. Gilmore defended, and among those present in court were Monsignor O'Reilly, Vicar-General of the Archdiocese of Cardiff, and Canon Lee, of Bristol. The case had aroused intense interest throughout South Wales, and it had been rumoured that the prisoner was a well-known Catholic priest in a Glamor- gan town. To-day prisoner wore a cravat and an ordinary lounge coat, and kept his eyes closed throughout the hearing. Defendant is 38 years of age, and a well-built, fresh complexioned man. Throughout the hearing he seemed as if frequently engaged in prayer, and hard- ly onoe opened his eyes. Mr. Green, in opening the case, said that on May 30 he received a letter, and afterwards commenced correspondence with the prisoner on lines which he considered would appeal to a man of that calibre. Genders told the man in a letter that he had two girls, one aged 12 hnd the other 14, at home. He did not sign the letter, but suggested a reply to a Bristol paper. He addressed the letter to the Rev. E. A. Cawthorne, 109 High Street, Merthyr. A few days later an adver- tisement appeared in that paper: "Letter received. Many thanks. Meet Templemead Station, Thursday, for Cinema." On the day fixed Genders made an alteration of the place of meeting by telegram, and on a later day an adver- tisement appeared in the same paper stating that the telegram had arrived too late, and that he had been disap- pointed in having to wait at the station without seeing the girls, and asking Genders to write to him. Genders then wrote, and he received a wire from Cawthorne, saying he would arrive at the Bristol Station to meet the girls at 11.30 a.m. on the following Wednesday. On that day Genders met him at the station without the children, whom he said he had failed to bring with him that day. Genders showed him two photographs of Gwen, aged fourteen, and Doris, aged twelve. Defendant seemed pleased with the photographs, and he said he would come to Bristol on the following Tuesday and would like to stay with Gwen. He said he was dis- appointed at not seeing the girls that day, and asked Genders if he could get him any other girl for that afternoon. Genders said he could not do so, and the following day Genders received another letter from Merthyr thanking him for his kindness. He wished to know for certain whether the girls would be at the house on the following day. Let them," he wrote, meet me at the Picture Palace at 2.30 p.m. I will take them to the pictures and give them tea afterwards. Then I will bring them home and see you, and afterwards go to the first. house at the Hippo- drome." I will bring them straight home," the letter continued. I simply love to see young girls. I will give you the £ 2 that I promised you, and El on each future occasion. In order to gain time, Genders replied to the effect that the money offered was not enough, and this brought another letter from Merthyr stating that the writer was awfully disappoint- ed with Gender's letter, adding: "I know it was not your fault, but jE2 is, really as much as I can afford at once, but you will have the benefit of regular business. However, I must look else- where, I suppose. I am sure, the girls would have liked me, and I would have been so kind to them. I would have been their friend. I am coming to Bristol on Tuesday."—The writer, con- tinuing again, asked Genders to -find him a little girl in short dress, about fourteen, fifteen, or sixteen. He sug- gested that the girl should wait where Genders had met him, and hold a hand- kerchief in her hand. We will," he I added, "go to a little room near the station that I know. I will give her 10s. Don't trouble to come yourself, but I will send 5s. to you."—The writer again remarked that she must be a young girl.—Upon the receipt of the letter certain communications were made to the police, and at the station waiting the arrival of the train were Superintendent Panner and Detective Inspector Watts. They saw the de- fendant alight, and he appeared to be looking for someone. He was asked if his name was Cawthorne. He de- nied that it was, but on being con- fronted with Genders, he admitted that his name was Cawthorne, and that his address was 109 High Street, Merthyr. He was taken to the Police Station under a warrant. When searched documents were found on him to show that he was Archibald Ernest Suther- land, Catholic priest, of Aberdare. William Genders said he was a clerk out of employment. In one of his letters he said that about two years ago a dis- tant relative had left little girls in his and his wife's charge. On June 16 he received a letter from defendant, and replied to it the same day to the effect that he was sorry to have disappointed him on the day he paid his visit to Bristol, adding that his wife was not satisfied with the terms of defendant's offer. "She was under the impression you were prepared to pay far more than this. I will, however, bear you in mind. 1 will probably write you further shortly. I feel sure I shall ultimately be able to comply with your wishes." Mr. Green: What was your object in sending that letter? Witness: In order to put him off. as on the follow- ing Tuesday I was expected to produce the children. Witness received another letter on June 20 from the same address. He had made a communication to the police on the 19th, and on the 20th, with Superintendent Tanner and Detective- Inspector Wallace, he went to the rail- way station and confronted defendant, who admitted he had seen witness be- fore. In fact, there were no children named Gwen and Doris under witness's care, and lie had no children of his own. —Cross-examined by Mr. Gilmore, witness said: My object in starting i the correspondence was to try and trap the writer of the letter that I had received. That first letter was not written to me. The whole thing," said Genders, was a 'plant' from start to finish." Detective Inspector Wallace gave evidence of the arrest of the defendant at Stapleton Road. When arrested de- fendant made several appeals to be al- lowed to go, stating that he would be ruined if the case went on. Witness found on defendant tll 18s. 4.1d., four- teen photographs of young girls, and a registration card bearing the name and address, Arthur Ernest Sutherland, Catholic priest, of Monk Street, Aberdare. He had a bag with him con- taining night attire. Witness on the following day went to defendant's resi- dence at Aberdare and found there a number of photographs of young girls. The Vicar-General assured the Bench that defendant's Ecclesiastical super- iors would mete out so severe punish- ment to him that he would not again during his lifetime be in a position to repeat such an offence against public morals as was now alleged against him. The defendant was committed to the- Bristol Assizes next week.
.i. ii —■ J- -ta.. Aberdare Tribunal. A meeting of the above was held on Wednesday evening, June 28th. Pres- ent Mr. Charles Kenshole (presiding), Councillors T. Walter Williams, W. M. Llewelyn, Evan Jones, Joseph Martin, Wm. Lawrence, E. Stonelake, William Rees, J.P., George Powell, with Messrs W. R. Morgan (clerk) and A. Watkina (deputy clerk), Major F. N. Gray, J.P., and Sergt. Major Johns (military re- presentatives.—No new cases were dealt with. The persons summoned to ap- pear were single men who had been granted total exemption in the early meetings of the Tribunal. In the course of discussion on single persons applying for exemption on business grounds, Mr. Wm. Lawrence said they should not differentiate between single and married men. The Chairman agreed, and said that if a single man, carrying on a large business, applied for exemption, he ought to be treated the same as a married man. There was nothing in the Act which made any difference. What they had to consider was the nature of a man's business and the extent of the business, and whether the sacrifice would be a serious sacrifice. Richard Davies, sub-postmaster, Hir- wain, responsible for the postal duties at Hirwain. Referred to Medical Board. Wm. H. Griffiths, boot-dealer and re- pairer, Aberaman. His mother ap- peared, but the chairman ruled that Griffiths himself must appear, and the case was therefore adjourned. A house coal haulier of Brook St., Aberaman, was applied for by his em- ployer, Mr. Hopkins. The haulier was a single man 19 years of age. The chairman told the employer that he really must find someone else. Now that married men with children had to go, single men of 19 could not be re- tained in an employment like this.- Mr. W. M. Llewelyn said he had attend- ed several Colliery Tribunals, and he had noticed that colliery companies ap- plied for outside coal hauliers, and ob- tained exemption for them wholesale.— Mr. Lawrence maintained that the wdrk was indispensable.—Chairman: Yes, I agree that somebody must do the work. Here is a single man, and we must be satisfied that he cannot be replaced.—Ultimately two months post- ponement was granted. Mr. T. Lewis, C.C., Trecynon, applied for the exemption of his son Henry, who had been starred some months ago. Henry was 22 years of age, and was his, only slaughterman, and he also con- trolled a farm. Benjamin, another- son, a family butcher, managing a business in Gadlys Road, applied for exemption.—Mr. T. Lewis and his son, Benjamin Lewis, appeared before the Tribunal, and answered various ques- tions. The latter said he was 24 years of tgo.-Tlie Tribunal cancelled Benja- min Lewis' certificate of exemption, and granted no postponement. In the case of Henry, one month's postpone- ment (final). (Tribunal still sitting at 9 p.m.)
CLERICAL. The Chancellor of the Diocese of Llandaff has appointed the Rev. A. J. Edwards, M.A., Vicar of St. Andrew's, Cardiff, to be a surrogate in the diocese for the purpose of granting marriage licences. He is a brother to Mr. W. Edwards, Lloyds Bank, Aberdare.
arii T— An announcement appeared last Sat- urday morning in some of the London papers stating that Lloyds Bank, Limited, had inaugurated a plan for helping holders of War Loan Bonde and Stock in the cashing of coupons. The Bank is prepared to make imme- diate payment in cash for coupons and dividend warrants presented at any of its 900 Branches throughout the country by holders who have no banking accounts.
TO LET OR FOR SALE. OA BELMONT Terrace, Aberaman. J Extensive kitchen, garden. Possession can be arranged.—Apply, 20 Belmont Terrace, Aberaman. LARGE Coach-house at the rear of Mackworth Arms.—Apply, Wil- liams, 22 Oxford Street, Gadlys. 4 4 tkt ).tdU J.t;
-i- -il! Mountain Ash Jottings. BY LUCIFER. The Mountain Ash Education Com- mittee were concerned last week over the introduction of a Welsh book, "History of Llanwonno Parish," into the schools. The decision arrived at was to procure a few copies for members to peruse in order to ascertain whether it is a suitable reader for school-children. Someone asked, whether there was any work for a censor prior to distributing copies of the book among the schools. Well, hardly. Glanffrwd, the author, wrote a true and living picture of the people and their quaint customs, and dealt with, some of the most striking characters of the ancient parish 100 or 200 years ago. One of the most well-known characters was Guto Nyth Bran, whose ashes now lie in Llanwonno Churchyard, where a stone marks his last resting-place. Fleet of foot he used to run errands for his mother from Trehafod to Aber- dare or Llantrisant during the dinner- hour. On one occasion he was ordered by his father to fetch the sheep home. He refused the aid of a dog, and brought them home in record time. Asked if he had had much trouble with them Guto replied: "I had more trouble with that brown one than with all the others put together." It transpired that the "brown one" was a hare which had risen out of some fern. Some of Guto's exploits as a champion foot-racer are related, and there is something concerning his backers, one of whom was responsible for Guto's sad and tragic end. But there can be no possible objection to even a chapter on racing. The work is a most useful one for local children. Charity begins at home, and the teaching of history should begin with local history. I note that Councillor J. Powell was inclined on Tuesday to criticise the presence of two military representatives at the Mountain Ash Tribunal. What does it matter if there were half a dozen present, so long as they have no vot- ing power over members The late Mr. J. P. Gibbon, Maesteg, played the autocrat with the local military i-epre- sentative, and Mr. J. Powell seems anxious to assume a similar role. The Glamorgan County Council have for many years worried Mountain Ash over the provision of a small-pox hospi- tal. It used to be a standing resolu- tion with the Mountain Ash Council, whenever such a communication from the County was read, that a reply be sent stating that the matter was under consideration. At last that divine, far-off event is almost realised, for Aberdare and Mountain Ash Councils jointly have agreed to take over Cefnpennar House, Cefnpennar, and to convert it into a small-pox hospital. No more central I spot for both districts could be found. The stately homes of England and ¡ Wales seem to be converted for the time being into hospitals. Many ancient houses in the beautiful counties of England are now used as Red Cross Hospitals. Locally we have the Aux- j iliarv Workhouse, Trecynon, used as a j Military Hospital; Abernant House, j Aberdare, converted into a General Hospital, and Cefnpennar House into a Small-Pox Hospital. There is no objection to fish inhabit- ing the waters of the Cynon, but Mr. Lamburn strongly objects to dead fish being thrown in. They provide no sport, for they can be caught too easily, and the flies that gather around are j quite unnecessary. Baits are not nted- ed. Penderyn, oh, Penderyn, when will thy waters flow?" Silence! they are about to begin. It seems ages since the first clod was cut and the first i cheque signed for the work, but at Isst there is hope. The waters are gather- ing and soon they will be through to the thirsty and long-suffering ratepayers of the Mount. r I Mr. Lamburn's breast swelled when the news was announced last Tuesday. The swelling, however, was overdue, for did he not in April, 1915, prophesy that the waters were to run during his year of office? When the school novice said, "Twice one are three," his mother en- couraged him by saying, "There's a scholar our Willie is, he only missed by one." Well, Mr. Willie Lamburn only missed by one, but it was one year.