Swnrioes for Sunday Next. HIGHLAND PLACE UNITARIAN Church, Aberdare. — Morning, at 11; evening at 6. Preacher, Rev. E. T. Evans, Pastor. Tabernacle Congregational Church, ABERDARE. SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY AND FLORAL SERVICE SUNDAY NEXT. 11—Children's Service Preacher— Rev. T. M. Jeffreys. 2.30-Recitations, Solos, Selections by the Cboir. 6-Service of Song, Hiver Singers." Choir assisted by Mr. D. Jones' Orchestra TRINITY CHURCH, ABERDARE. NEXT SUNDAY. JULY 9. 1916. Preacher: REV. W J JONES, B.A., RHYL. Services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL.
Up and Down the Valley LLWYDCOED. LET JAY supply you on their easy payment system. CONCERT. On Saturday, July 1st, a concert was held at Llwydcoed Schools under the auspices of the Llwydcoed and Hirwain Brass Bands. Mr. W. Kenshole presided. Awards; Junior competition, 10 entries: 1st, Alan- eel Edwards, Llwydcoed, gold centre silver medal; 2nd, Francis gr™ths, silver medal; 3rd, Trevor Bass solo, 5 competitors: 1st, David Edwards, Hirwain, gold centre silver medal; 2nd, Llew Jones, Hirwain, silver medal. Open solo, 16 competitors: let, Frank Jones, Llwydcoed, gold centre silver medal; 2nd, Thomas J. Beddoe, Llwvdcoed. Duet, seven parties com- peting: 1st, Jesse Vater and T. J. Beddoe, Llwydcoed; 2nd, John Davies and Owen Edwards, Hirwain. Quartette, six parties competing: 1st, Hirwam, conductor, Mr. D. J. Edwards; 2nd, Llwydcoed, conductor, Mr. James Oliver. The adjudicator was Mr. Jesse Manley, Aberdare. The arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Rees T. James and Daniel Jones, Llwydcoed. A vote of thanks to the adjudicator was proposed by Mr. Pritchard Griffiths, and seconded by Mr. James, Hirwain.
ROBERTSTOWN. YOU will be pleased after calling at ^SWEEPING Sale at Prance Williams'. Aberdare. „ PRIZE DRAWING in aid of James Morris, 19 Wellington Street. Winning numbers: 3857, 2128, 3519, 378, 1068, 1539, 2389, 638, 2612, 231, 1579, 1847, 509, S511, 3500, 2089, 3159, 3281, 73, 1229, 377.- Robert Stanton, Secretary, 51 Oxford Street Gadlys. All prizes must be claimed within 14 days.
ABERDARE. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. WALTER MANDRY'S Prize Drawing has been postponed from July 5th to September 5th, 1916. A MEETING of the Aberdare and District Midwives, as arranged, will be held on Tuesday next at 3 o'clock prompt at the Memorial Hall. OBITUARY. On Wednesday Mrs. James, wife of Mr. David James, 68 Ynyslwyd Street, and mother of Messrs. W. T. James and J. D. James, passed away after a protracted illness. We ex- tend our sympathy to Mr. James and children. G.W.R. TEMPERANCE UNION. — The monthly meeting was held on Sun- day. The chair was occupied by Mr. Jefferies. A Bible reading was given by Mr. Watts. Prayer was offered by Mr. Evans. Solos by Misses Campbell, Durston and Parry. 'Recitations by Mrs. Bowdige, Miss Durrant, Miss Nicholas, and Mr. Evans. A PRETTY WEDDING was solemnised on Sunday, July 2nd, at Bethel Chapel, Trecynon, by the Rev. E. J. Gruffydd, the contracting parties being Mr. Albert Lewis, the youngest son of Mr. John Lewis and the late Mrs. Lewis, Pembroke Street, and Miss Ida Eplett, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Eplett, Duke Street. The bride was given away by her father. The bridesmaids were Miss Mary A. Lewis, sister of bridegroom, and Miss May Thomas, niece of bridegroom. The bride was also attended by Mrs. T. Thomas, sister of bridegroom. A sumptuous breakfast was partaken of at the bride's home. The bride was prettily attired in a navy blue dress with hat to match. MEETING.—On July 3rd the quarter- ly meeting of the East Glamorgan Dis- trict of the Bristol and West of England Provident Society was held at the Iron Bridge Hotel, at which 52 delegates were present. The General Councillors gave a report of the annual meeting held at Bristol, which was adopted. Grants were made to five mem- bers who were in distress through long illnesses.
ABERAMAN. JAY'S easy payment system is easy for you. CHEAPEST CYCLES are Royal En- fields. £ 6 2s. 6d. upwards.—Parker Bros. RECRUITS. Evan Griffiths, head provision hand at the Cwmaman Co- operative Society, left on Wednesday to join the 1st Mons., stationed at Newport. His wife lives in Glamorgan Street.—W. Williams, assistant at the Cwmbach Co-op. Society, Cwmaman Branch, left on Thursday to join the A.S.C., stationed at Aldershot. He has a wife and four children at Glanant Street. Aberdare. He was at one time a butcher salesman for the Aberdare Co-op. Society. SOLDIER HONOURED. At the Rock Hotel on Saturday evening last a presentation smoker was held in honour of Private Harry Aspey, Worcester Regiment, who prior to enlisting in the Army resided with Mr. and Mrs. Wil- liam Pembridge, Jubilee Road. Mrs Rowlands, Rock Hotel, presented Private Aspey with a beautiful glow wristlet watch, at the same time making some well-chosen remarks. Mr. Stephen Shell also presented Private Aspey with a purse of gold. Private Aspey suitably responded, and returned thanks. Songs were given by Jack Pask, Joe Jonathan, and Arthur Bowen. Private Aspey enlisted at the outbreak of war, and has been 11 months in the firing line. He took part in the battle of Neuve Chapelle and other stiff en- gagements. On one occasion he was the only one left out of a company of 75. He was once blown up by a mine and lost all his kit. He was taken to hospital at Rouen, and from there to Maidville. He left for Worcester on Monday en route for the firing line.
CODREAMAN. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. THE INTERMENT of the remains of Doris Owen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Owen, 3 Woodland Terrace, who was run over by a G.W.R. train, as reported in another column, took place on Tuesday at the Aberdare Ceme- terv. Mr. Thomas J. Phillips (B.), Cwmbach, officiated. The mourners were: Father; William John Jenkins, David Jenkins, Caledfryn Jenkins, Dan. Owen and Warriot Owen. I WAR NEWS. The following local bove are on active service: —Private Tom S. Jenkins, S.W.B., is in Salonika. He has seen much fighting- in France. He is now going through a course of signalling. Drivers Dan J. Jenkins and Henry Jenkins, R.F.A., are in France. All three are quite well. They are the sons of Mrs. Rachel Jenkins, 15 Woodland Terrace. The three joined the colours in September, 1914. Private Tom Parry, 20th Welsh, formerly butcher salesman at the Cwmbach Co- op. Society, Cwmaman Branch, is now in France. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Parry, Gooseberry Hill.
CWMAMAN. QUALITY best; prices lowest.— Fletcher's, Commercial Street, Aber- dare. LET JAY supply you on their easy payment system. CHEAPEST CYCLES are Royal En- fields, ^6 2s. 6d. upwards.—Parker Bros. DON'T FORGET Prance Williams' Great Sale starts to-morrow (Friday). SUCCESS. Mr. R. Smith, Burns Street, Cwmaman, and a member of the Aberaman Silver Band, won the third prize in the solo competition in the air varie and quartette contests held at Treharris on Saturday last. HOME ON LEAVE. Private Jen- kin Lewis, of Kingsbury Place, shoeing smith, attached to the A.S.C., was home on leave during last week. This was his first furlough since he had been drafted out to France 15 months ago. He has seen many a stiff encounter, and has had many narrow escapes. He re- turned to France on Friday evening. SOAR (C.M.) This pulpit was occupied on Sunday last by the Rev. W. T. Griffiths, Caerau, Maesteg, who is approaching his 80th year. Mr. Griffiths commenced his ministerial career at the above church very many years ago. His health is at present greatly impaired, and his many friends at Cwmaman wish him a speedy re- covery. AEROPLANE VISIT. A great deal of excitement was caused at this place on Monday afternoon. Just after four o'clock an aeroplane in flight was seen approaching from a south-easterly dir- ection, and making for Aberdare. After two or three encircling movements right above Fforchwen Colliery, it de- parted in the direction of the Rhondda Valleys. We are still at a loss to know whether it was air enemy craft or one of "our own." At least, no damage was done. ACCIDENT. On Saturday evening, whilst cycling in the direction of Aber- dare, just after turning the corner of Brynheulog Terrace which leads into Regent Street, Harold Pennington, the fifteen-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Pennington, 10 Kingsbury Place, lost control of the brake. It appears that the back wheel of the cycle swerved into the curb, and the occupant was thrown into a window of one of the houses opposite. He sustained severe injuries to the head and face, but is progressing favourably. FUNERAL. On Thursday the funeral of John Owen, the eleven- month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Owen, Fforchaman Road, took place at the Aberdare Cemetery, the Rev. W. D. Morris (C.M.) officiating. The chief mourners were: First coach, Father; mother; Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Lewis, grandparents; Mrs. Mary Owen, grand- mother Mr. David Owen, uncle; Mary Annie and Elsie Owen, cousins; 2nd coach, Mr. Tom Daniel, uncle; Mr. Tom Davies, Mrs. Gwen Harris, and Miss Elizabeth Evans, friends. Several wreaths were sent. MINISTERS' UNION. On Friday afternoon and evening the monthly meeting of the Aberaman and District Ministers' Union was held at Moriah Aman (C.). In the afternoon the chair was occupied by the Rev. M. Jenkins (B.), Abercwmboi. The Rev. J. Bowen Davies (C.), Abercwmboi, opened a dis- cussion on "The Responsibility of the Minister and the Adherent" with a well-written paper. Several members took part in the discussion. The Rev. E. J. Owen entertained the visitors to tea at his residence. At the evening meet- ing an eloquent sermon was delivered by the Rev. M. Jenkins, Abercwmboi. The secretarial duties were carried out by the Rev. J. Lewis, Hebron. DEATH AND FUNERAL. On Thursday the death took place of Maggie James, the three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur James, 19 Kingsbury Place. The funeral took place last Monday at the Aberdare Cemetery, when the Rev. W. D. Morris (C.M.) officiated. The chief mourners were: First coach, Father and mother; Daisy and Bessie James, sisters; Mr. and Mrs. John Edwards, uncle and aunt; Mr. James Jones, Mardy, uncle, and the Rev. W. D. Morris; 2nd coach, Misses Blodwen and Mary Ann Edwards, Mrs. Elizabeth J. Major, Mr. and Mrs. James Edwards, cousins; Mr. Gomer Stephens, Tylorstown, uncle. Several wreaths had been sent. MILITARY. In a letter recently received from Private David Jones, N.C.C., now stationed at Rhyl, he says he is quite well and has a very pleasant time in the N.C.C1. hut. He has come in contact with many old friends, among whom are Lance-Corporal Tom Jenkins, Glanaman Road; Privates Johnny Curnow and Tom Parry, both former employees of the Cwmbach Co- operative Society. His corps had re- ceived orders to proceed to France, but owing to an outbreak of fever in the N.C.C. hut, their departure was post- poned.—Private John Davey, 55 Bryn- hyfryd, and attached to the R.A.M.C., stationed at a Reading Hospital, is home on a few days' leave.—Private Robert Mathews, now lying wounded in a Nottingham Hospital, is progressing favourably, though slowly.—Private E. Dodge (Aberneol) and Private Frank Jones (Fair View), both of the Welsh Regiment, are home on leave, the latter being home in consequence of his mother's death. Privates Morgan George and Johnny Evans, both at- tached to the R.A.M.C., and now ,statioiled at Aldershot, have received instructions that they are to proceed to Mesopotomia at once.
-rtOUNTAIW ASH. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. FLETCHER'S, Commercial Street, Aberdare, is the shop for best value. Send post card, and traveller will call. Deliveries daily. OFFICER PROMOTED. The "Military Gazette" publishes that Temporary Second-Lieutenant W. J. Eynon, 22nd Welsh, has been promoted Temporary Lieutenant. INTERMENT.—The funeral of Mr. Martin O'Connor, Allen Street, took place in Maesyrarian Cemetery on Saturday. Deceased was 54 years of ago. The last rites were conducted by Rev. Father H. Irvine. The mourners were: Mr. and Mrs. James O'Connor, brother; Mr. and Mrs. Thos. O'Connor, brother; Mr. Daniel Bailey, brother-in- law; Master James O'Connor, nephew; Master Bailey and Misses Bailey (2), nephew and nieces. Twenty members of the Mountain Ash Vol. Club also fol- lowed, the deceased being a highly re- spected member. The funeral ar- rangments were carried out by Mr. Frank Mills. WEDDING. The nuptials of Miss Ethel Irene Bluett, second daughter of Mr. J. C. Bluett, Goods Foreman, G.W.R., and Mrs. Bluett, 3 Woodland Road, and Mr. Edward Addis, eldest son of the late Edward Addis and Mrs. Addis, Danydarran Villa, were cele- brated at St. Margaret's Church lant Sunday morning. The Vicar officiated. The bride was given away by her father, and wore a pretty saxe-blue costume with blue hat. Mr. David Addis was best man. The following guests were entertained to breakfast:—Mr. and Mrs. Bluett, Miss Nancy and Master Norman Bluett, Masters David, Wil- liam and Arthur Addis, Misses Edith, Sophie and Emmy Addis, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Evans, Miss Joan Evans, Mrs. Smart, Pengam; Mr. William Bennett, and Mr. David Clayton. HAGGAR'S CINEMA. Mr. Bert Richards has always some sort of sur- prise in store for his patrons, and this Thursday, Friday and Saturday he springs upon us that wonderful drama, "The Woman in Black." Mr. Richards has found out the knack of catering for the public of Mountain Ash, and this beautiful photo-drama, secured at extraordinary expense, is one to suit the tastes of the most triflers in moving pictures. It arouses interest from the beginning, and fastens the spectator to the end. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week the principal attraction will be "The Road to Calais." It would be difficult to find a subject more absorb- ing to the general public than this. The Huns' fond dream of the capture of the ancient town has not yet come true. All Britishers in these parts should see this picture. It tells a wonderful story, pointed, pertinent and positive to "the end." Mr. Richards is also screening plenty of high-class comedy and comics. R.A.O.B.—The transfer of the Sirdar Lodge of the above Order from the Bruce Arms Hotel to the Jeffreys Hotel, Caegarw, was celebrated on Tuesday evening with all pomp and circumstance pertaining to the Order. The proceedings commenced with the Emergency Meeting of the Provincial Grand Lodge, presided over by Bro. Shapira-50 present. The consecration ceremony was performed by Bro. D. J. Hughes, Merthyr. The minor lodge was opened by Bro. Shapira—120 present, followed by a grand installation cere- mony, nine being initiated into the mysteries. Regalia visits were paid by the following lodges: Abercynon, Llewyncelyn, Cefn Pennar, Bruce, Blodeuyn Cynon, and the following distinguished brethren were present:- Messrs. Zetterstrom, D. J. Hughes, Winkley, Robins and Parry. Bros. Ellery, T. Jones, W. Jones, G. Anthony and Tom Power added to the harmony, and the function was closed with a link of 86. KITCHENER MEMORIAL. The friends of Providence conducted a Kitchener memorial service on Sunday evening. The choir, under the direc- tion of Mr. Wm. Peters, sang special music, and Mr. Haydn Evnon "presided at the organ. The Mountain Ash United Band, conducted bv Mr. Willie Greenwood, played the Dead March from "Saul," and the Russian National Anthem. The Rev. D. Stanley Morgan preached an eloquent sermon. BETHANIA. The Sunday School anniversary on Sunday was a splendid success. The presidents for the day were :—Morning, Mr. John Prosser; afternoon, Mr. Morgan Davies; even- ing, Mr Matthew George. Recitations were given by Wm. Dd. Philips, Howell James, Cranogwen James, Haydn Price, Bertha Lewis, Iris A. Evans, Arthur Evans, Amy Davies, Willie Thomas, Aelwen Davies, Marv E. Evans, Elsie Phillips, Bronwen Evans and Lizzie George. Musical items Maggie Jones, Aelwen Benton, Blodwen Hitchings, Lilian Evans and friends, CI yd a Williams, Sarah Roberts and friends, Arianwen Price, Ceinwen Grif- CI yd a Williams, Sarah Roberts and friends, Arianwen Price, Ceinwen Grif- fiths, Nancy Christopher, Maggie J. Thomas, Miss George and friends, Messrs. John Price, Teifi Davies, J. H. Thomas, Idris Jones, Master Richard and Miss Claudia Jones, Johnnv Davies Dewi Phillips, Trevor Harris and Nancv Hitchings. The Children's Choir wa's conducted by Mr. J. H. Thomas. The annual tea party was held on Monday, the following ladies rendering valuable assistance: Mesdames Wm. Price, Sam Davies, Morgan Beth ell, Caleb Davies, W. J. Price, John Evans, Tom Jones, John Phillips, T. Morgan, Idris Jones, Wm. B. Jones, Jones, Senny Cottage; Jenkin Thomas, Tom Hughes, C. George, Ed. Jones, John Christo- pher; Harris, Granville Terrace; Jas. Morris; also Misses Kitty and Eliza- beth Davies, Claudia, Evelyn and Bron- wen Jones, S. J. Lloyd, Mary Evans, Ma ggie Evans, Tabitha Morgan R. A. Griffiths, L. Harris, E. A. Morgan, Arianwen Jones, M. Powell, Mary Davies, M. J. Evans, Marjorie Evans; also Messrs. Geo. Richards, Dd. Jones, Morgan Davies, Herbert Powell, W. S. Jenkins, D. T. Davies, Tom Thomas, A. Lewis. The officials were: Superin- tendents, Mr. Gwilym Hitchings, Miss H. A. Harris and Mr. Dd. Jones. Sees., Messrs. T. E. Price, D. Lewis and D. Price. Treasurer, Mr. Evan Phillips. Ir. John Evans distributed the fruit, and Messrs. Tom Williams and Rees Jones had charge of the tickets.
MISKIN. ALL trams and buses lead you to < JAY'S. ON LEAVE. Private David Thomas, of the 3rd Welsh Battalion, returned to his unit at Barry on Mon- day last after spending a few days' leave at his home at 5 Albany Street. He has 12 months' service to his credit. SUNDAY SCHOOL TEA. On Mon- day last Moriah C.M. Sunday School held their annual tea. The following attended at the tables:—(1) Miss Gwen Jones, Mrs. Rees Edwards and Miss Powell; (2) Misses A. D. and C. Bevan; (3) Mrs. Davies and Miss Thomas; (4) Mrs. Jones and Miss Davies. Cutters, Mrs. Myrddin Hicks, Mrs. D. Williams, Mrs. W. R. Jones, Mrs. Benjamin Jones, Mrs. James, Maesyronen; Mrs. D. Edwards and Mrs. John Evans. Other workers, Mrs. Davies, Hugh Street; Mr. Ed. Thomas and Mr. Isaac Jones. Doorkeepers, Mr. W. R. Jones and Mr. T. J. Davies. The Rev. Gwm- ryn Jones, pastor, was present.. ^BETHEL. — On Monday last the scholars of Bethel Sunday School held their annual tea, when the tray- holders were: Mrs. Abraham, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs. John, and Mrs. Thomas Hillman, assisted by Misses John, II Reynolds, Jones, Mrs. Morris, Mrs. Thomas, Miss Jones, Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs Jones, and Miss James. Cutters and other workers, Messrs. Daniel I, Evans, W. Lewis, James Davies, John Dale and Mrs. Davies. Doorkeepers, Messrs. D. J. Davies, J. E. Jones, Gwilym Lloyd, David Davies, and Theophilus Davies. Mr. Samuel Thomas superintended the arrangements. OUTING. On Monday last the adult members of Canaan Sabbath School were conveyed by Gough's Garage charabancs to Swansea. They were 64 in number. The arrangements were made by Messrs. H. Robins and D. Powell. SERVICES. At Canaan Congre- gational Sunday School special services were held on Sunday. In the afternoon the president was Mr. Bert Moore. In the evening Mr. Tom Davies. Solos, recitations, etc., were rendered. The organist was Mrs. Jones; pianist, Miss Sidford. DEATH AND INTERMENT. The news of the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Evans, wife of Mr. Evan Evans. check- weigher, of 1 Mount Pleasant Terrace, and daughter of Mrs. Caleb Jenkins, will be received with regret. She was 43 years of age. The family, who are most highly respected, have resided in the district for 38 years. Mrs. Evans was a faithful member of Carmel Con- gregational Church. She leaves a sorrowing husband and five children. The funeral took place on Wednesday at Mountain Ash New Cemetery. The officiating ministers were the Revs. D. Davies, deceased's pastor, and W. R. Thomas, Jerusalem. Floral tributes were sent by: Husband and Children: Mam; Manager and Assistants of the Miskin Co-operative Stores; Carmel Church; Members of Miskin Branch of Carmel; Children of Miskin Branch; Mrs. Smith, fruiterer; Mrs. W. Thomas, Cilfynydd, and Friends. List of mourn- ers: First coach, L. M. Evans, A. B. Evans, Olwen Evans, daughters; Mrs. Philip Rees, sister; M. M. Griffiths, niece; Mrs. John Evans, mother-in- law; 2nd coach, Mrs. Evan Griffiths, Mrs. Caleb Griffiths, Mrs. J. D. Rees, Miss L. M. Jenkins, Mrs. Gregory, Miss A. M. Jenkins, nieces; 3rd coach, Mrs. David Evans, Mrs. Albert Evans, sisters-in-law; Mrs. Hughes and Mrs. Edwards, Treorky; Mrs. W. Thomas, Miss Dorothy Thomas, cousins. On foot: Husband and brother; David Emrys Evans and Caleb Jenkin Evans, sons; Phillip Rees, D. J. Rees, C. Rees, W. Rees, Mr. and Mrs. G. Evans, Mr. J. Evans, father-in-law; D. Evans, A. Evans, H. Evans, D. Davies, T. Davies, Miss M. Davies, W. Jenkins, E. Pere- grine, W. T. Jenkins, D. J. Beynon, Mr. and Mrs. D. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. T. Evans, and D. Hughes. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Mr. D. B. Edwards, Miskin..
PENRHI WCEIBER. ON LEAVE. Private Aaron Gibbon, of the R.A.M.C., is home for a few days' leave from Salisbury Plain. CHOIR OUTING. On Monday the members of Bethesda Choir had an outing to Penarth. Mr. George Chap- man and Mr. John Morgan made the arrangements. OBITUARY. On Tuesday the death took place at 6 Glasbrook Terrace of Mrs. Ruth Shankland, aged 70. Deceased was a native of Pendarren, Merthyr, and for the last four years had resided with her daughter, Mrs. I. Edwards, at the above address. WOUNDED.—Pte. Walter Stephen Western, of the 1st Batt. Welsh Guards, and a brother to Mrs. Henry Crowther, of 49 Pentwyn Avenue, has been wounded badly at last week's great fight in France, and has been brought home to England. He lies at a Mili- tary Hospital in Glasgow in a critical condition. Pte. Western has been in the firing line for 10 months. He is a married man and has two children living at Gadlvs, Aberdare. OUR TOMMIES. On Monday Private William J. Davies, of the R.W.F., returned to his unit after spending a few days' leave home at 101 Woodfield Terrace. Private Davies has only recently been discharged from Cardiff Hospital, having suffered from dysoptry contracted in Egypt. Private Dawes was previously at the Dardan- elles.—Private David Howells, of the R.A.M.C., has returned to his tmit at Sling.
MATTHEWSTOWN & YNYSYBOETH. WOUNDED. Private Christopher Crowley, of 9 Homerton Street (Shrop- shire Light Infantry) has now left the Convalescent Home at Kinmel Park, Rhyl, and works on a farm near Wrex- ham. He was wounded at the battle of Loos. SERVICES. On Sunday last the annual preaching services were held at Tabernacle Baptist Chapel. The officiating ministers were the Revs. W. S. Thomas, Jerusalem, Penrhiwceiber, and J. Griffiths, Calfaria, Aberdare. The morning service was introduced by the Rev. H. R. Howells, Hebron, and the afternoon meeting by Mr. J. R. Davies. WEDDING.—On Monday a pretty wedding was solemnised at Pontypridd Register Office. The contracting par- ties were Miss Laura Prichard, third daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert Prich- ard, Abercynon Road, and Mr. William Dd. Rogers, son of Mrs. and the late Mr. David Rogers, of 212 Abercynon Road. The bride was dressed in a navy blue costume with leghorn hat, and was given a way by her brother, Mr. Robert W. Pritchard. The brides- maids were Misses Joanna Pritchard, sister to bride, and Miss Jennie Evans, of Colwvn Bay. Miss Pritchard was attired in a navy blue costume with light blue silk hat; and Miss Evans in a grev costume with black hat. The best man was Mr Walter Luckwell, Quaker's Yard.
ABERCYNON. WAR NEWS.—Sapper Tom Jones, Florida House; Pte. William Howells, of the 3rd Monmouths, and Driver Ernest Pugh, R.F.A., have been home on furlough. OBITUARY. — Miss Rebecca Ed- wards, Abertaf Farm, passed away on Tuesday. Mr. James W. Evans, Hill Street (late of Penpark Farm), died on Monday morning. THE WAR.-Pte. A. J. Bridgeman, of the Yeomanry, has succumbed to ill- ness at the Netley Military Hospital. Pte. Dan Jones, A.S.C., son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Jones, Herbert Street, is home on furlough. INTERMENT.—The remains of the I late Mr. J. Fowler Keel were laid to rest on Wednesday, June 28th, at St. Cynon's Church-yard. The Cynon Lodge of the R.A.O.B., of which de- ceased was a member, attended in full strength, and the ritual of the order was read by Mr. T. W. Jones, D.C. The I chief mourners were: Mr. E. W. Keel, 5th Welsh, son; Mr. W. O. Blake, Mr. C. Smith, and Mr. J. Jones, sons-in- law, and Mr. J. Fletcher, nephew. The Rev. J. Edwin Jones, and the Rev. Mor- gan Jenkins officiated. BETHANIA SOCIAL. On Friday evening the members of J3ethania Band of Hope Choir were entertained to a social at the Vestry by Mrs. (Dr.) 1. Ll. Morris. The tables were presided over by Mrs. J. Evans, Mrs. J. Edwards and Mrs. Alf Richards, assisted by Misses Bessie Edwards, Hannah Pulsford, Blodwen Edwards, Iris Davies and Olive Morris. The cutters, -etc., were Mrs. (Rev.) H. Jeffreys, Mrs. (Dr.) Morris and Mrs. Jones. After the tea Mrs. Morris addressed the choristers. Mr. Lewis William Evans, conductor, proposed a, vote of thanks to Mrs. Morris, which was seconded by Mr. James Griffiths. ANNIVERSARY.—On July 2, Sun- day School anniversary services were held at Moriah English Baptist Chapel. The services were presided over bv Mrs. D. Griffiths Miller, Mr. F. W/Field, and Mr. Henry Wiltshire respectively, The following took part: Victor Wil- liams, Marshall Lewis, Alice Davies, Bertie Field, Olwen Howe, Gomer Davies, Myra Pugh, Cyril Young, Edna James, Martha Harris, Reginald Forbes, Gwyneth Brixey, Phyllis Cave- ley, Ivor Humphreys, lestyn AYilliams, Minnie Pugh, Evelyn Pugh, Evelyn Cory, Alwyn James, Gwladys Richards, Lily Bell, Charlie Kettle, T. J. Howe, Thomas Evans, Charlie Wiltshire, Har- riet Davies, Gertie Kettle, Merlin Lewis, Annie Davies, May Davies, Maud Evans, Emrys Williams, Oliver Lewis, Mrs. Lang, Miss Short, Doris Jones, Andrey Bailey, Gwen Berryman, Islwyn James, May Lewis, Beattie Lewis, Edna Parfitt, Annie Simkins, Hilda Gardener, Gwladys Richards, An- nie Owen, Gainor Short, Charlie Kevcie, Edgar Kettle, Misses May Lewis, Olive Williams, and Gertie Kettle. Aiuherns were rendered by the choir, under the conductorship of Mr. Thos. J. Thomas. The accompanist was Mr. Wm. Thomas. Mr. H. Wiltshire is superintendent. OBITUARY.—On Monday the re- mains of David Joseph Jones, son of Mrs. Jones and the late Mr. David Samuel Jones, 17 Gertrude Street, were interred at the Abercynon Cemetery. Deceased was 12 years of age, and was a faithful member and soloist of Bethania Band of Hone Choir. The Rev. H. Jeffreys officiated. Bethania Choir, under the conductorship of Mr. L. W. Evans, sang Lead, kindly light," ac- cording to deceased's last wish, and other hymns. The chief mourners were: Mother, Annie Mary Jones, and Sarah Ann Jones, sisters; J. Gwyn Jones and James Thomas Jones, brothers; Mrs. Jones, grandmother; Mr and Mrs. Thomas Thomas, Ferndale; Mr and Mrs William Jones, Oakdale; Mr and Mrs Edward Owens, Abercwm- boi; Mr and Mrs William Bevan, Mr and Mrs John Thomas, Mr and Mrs. James Thomas; Mr and Mrs Daniel Jones, Mr and Mrs Richard Hughes, Mr and Mrs Charles Flukes, Mr Thomas Jones, Mr William Jones, Crynant; Mrs. Thomas, Aberaman; Mr David Phillips, Mrs. Morgans, Ferndale, uncles and aunts; Gwyn Bevan, Wm. D. Bevan, Annie Gwen Bevan, Owen Thomas, Willie J. Thomas and Tommy Owens, cousins; Mrs Jones, Cilfynydd, and Miss Cassie Jones. Wreaths had been sent as follows:—(1) Mother, sisters and brothers; (2) uncles and aunts from Abercynon, Cilfynydd and Ferndale; (3) Granny and aunts, Moun- tain Ash; (4) Bethania Band of Hope Choir; (5) Mrs. Jones and Miss Cassie Jones, Cilfynydd; (6) Mrs. Pendry and Mrs. Vichory; (7) Neighbours; (8) Neighbours and friends; (9) Mr. Daniel Davies. '"PEARL" FAREWELL. — On Sat- urday evening the staff of the Aber- cynon District of the Pearl Life Insur- ance Co. were entertained to a supper at Thomas' Cafe by Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Cottle, District Superintendent, on their departure to take up another ap- pointment under the Company. Mr. W. Davies, Assistant Superintendent, pre- sided. Mr. and Mrs. Cottle were pre- sented with a beautiful oak salad bowl and oak cabinet, suitably inscribed, the presentations being made on behalf of the staff by Messrs. J. Highnam, Nelson, and J. Lewis, Bedlinog. Messrs. D. Ashton, Idris Williams, T. J. Morgan, T. Edmunds, A. Gray, and J. Bateman spoke, and Mr. Cottle feelingly respond- ed. A hearty vote of thanks was pro- posed to Mr. and Mrs. Cottle for their kindness in entertaining the staff by Mr. J. Highnam, seconded by Mr. W. Davies.
YNYSYBWL. YOU will be pleased after calling at JAY'S. OBITUARY. We regret to record the death, which occurred somewhat suddenly on Thursday last, of Mrs. Evans, wife of Mr. Evan Evans, fish- monger, of 20 Robert Street. The de- ceased leaves a husband and three young children. The Rev. Isaac Morris, Jerusalem (C.M.) Church, officiated at the funeral, which took place on Tuesday at the local Cemetery. ZION. Special meetings were held by Zion Sunday School throughout Sun- day last. The meetings were presided over in the morning1 and afternoon by Mr. William Watkins, the Superin- tendent, and by the Rev. J. M. Elias in the evening. Anthems were given by the Choir, conducted by Mr. Harry Wilding. Miss Maggie Woosnam and Mr. Luther Jones presided at the piano and organ respectively. Recitations were given by Annie R. Davies, F. Wil- liams, May Parker, L. Wright, Sarah Parker, Nellie Thomas, Willie James Hale, Willie Thomas, Violet Parker, Annie Short, Hilda Watkins, Eric Adams, Thomas C. Morris, Olwen Newell, Ivor Pritchard, Irene Camper- donica, Agnes Hopkins, Fanny Wil- liams, Beatrice Williams, Daniel Thomas, Cyril Williams, David John Morris, Gwen Fear, Nellie Emery, Louisa Wright, Nellie Jarman, Willie M Davies, Hilda Watkins, Mrs. Thomas, Agnes Hopkins, and Mr. Rich- ard Woosnam. Dialogues were given by the Sunday School Class, taught by Mrs. Elias, and also by the Misses Elsie Drew and Olive Griffiths. Solos by Miss Alice Woosnam, Mr. Harry Evans, Miss M. Pritchard. Duett by Miss M. Hughes and Miss M. Newell. A party, consisting of Messrs. Harry Evans, Luther Price, Robert Williams and John Williams, Mrs. J. M. Elias, Miss Sarah Woosnam, Mrs. L. Price, and Dolly Williams, sang the anthem, "God is Love." The quartette, "God so loved the World," was sung by Miss Alice Woosnam, Miss Maud Evans, Mr. Harry Evans and Mr. Edward Jarman. A re- citation was given by Miss M. Rosser, a visitor from Pentre, Rhondda. The anthem, "Bless us, Heavenly Father," was rendered by Miss May Skyrme and Miss Edith Humphreys, Miss Susie Bebb and Miss Maggie Newell, Messrs. Luther Jones, Thomas Watkins, Wil- liam Morgan and Campbell Fear. SUNDAY SCHOOLS. The annual Sunday School treats were held on Monday. The tables at the Noddfa (B.) Chapel were presided over by the Misses Mary Annie Spencer, Maggie Ellen Lewis, Catherine Davies, Olwen Lewis, Lizzie Mary Thomas, Gertie Roberts, Mrs. Abel Morgan, and Mrs. E. A. Roberts. The cutters, etc., were M rs. David Lewis, Miss Peggy Davies, Mesdames B. Davies, M. Williams, D. T. Roberts and Mrs. Rees. The stewards were Messrs. John Isaac, John Butler, David Maddy, Thomas Moses and John H. Jones.—At Zion Vestry the following had charge of the tables: The Misses May Pugh, Maggie Rees, May Rawlings, Mary E. Pritchard, Maggie Griffiths, Ethel Smith, Emma Merriman, Edith Griffiths, Priscilla Ellis, Dolly Williams, Sarah May Price, Olwen Price, Florie Short, and Mrs. Henry Ford. The cutters and other workers were: Messrs. William Jordan and Henry Ford, Mesdames J. M. Elias, William Jordan, Thomas Williams, Miss Alice Woosnam, Mr. William Davies and Mrs. W. Davies.—At Bethel (C.M.), Llanwonno, the Misses M. Griffiths, A. Evans, B. Morgan, and Mrs. Jenkins were in charge of the tables. The cutters were Mesdames Thomas, Harris, Isaac and Maddy.—Ebenezer (W.): Trayholders, Miss M. A. Pugh, Miss J. Jones, Jennie Jones, Mesdames Maggie M. Pugh, Edward Jones, John Evans, and Mrs. Pearce, the stewards being Messrs. Edward Hughes, E. Jar- man and Edward Jones.—At the English Wesleyan Church Mesdames J. Hum- phreys, Salmon, J. G. Davies, and J. May were in charge of the tables, and Mesdames D. Price, G. Steele, Garland and May were the cutters. The stewards were Messrs. G. Steele, E. Lewis, D. Price, and G. Salmon.—At Glyn Street, in charge of the tables were Mrs. D. Richards, Miss M. Mere- dith, Mrs. Owen, and Mrs. Burnell. Cutters and other workers, the Misses Maggie Walters, Bessie Dawe, Mes- dames W. Williams and L. Kill, Mrs. Roberts and Mr. Burnell. The stewards were Messrs. W. Thomas, Augustus Pask, William Evans, and D. Johns.— At Jerusalem Chapel, at the tables were: Mesdames Rees Hughes, David Morgan, J. Jones, R. Blackwell, Miss Jones, and Miss Catherine Morgan. Cutters and other workers, Mesdames M. Davies, J. Jones, J. Richards, and John Davies, Messrs. John Jones and R. W. Hughes, Mrs. Evans and Mr. Evan Evans. The stewards were Messrs. Evan Jones, Richard Williams, D. Lloyd Evans, Evan Elias, D. T. Jarman, Baniel Davies, D. Jones, and Griffith Lewis.
MOUNTAIN ASH SOLDIER'S FUNERAL. -:0. The interment of the remains of Pte. G. Pulien, 3rd Welsh Regiment, took place in Maesyrarian Cemetery, Moun- tain Ash, on Saturday afternoon, the Rev. I. Westhead officiating. Deceased had been gassed when in France, and expired from the effects at Bangor N.W., Hospital. He had seen service in South Africa, and wore Queen Vic- toria's and King Edward's medals. He also gained a medal with clasps for the Tirah Campaign on the North West frontier of India. He was a native of Somerset, but had resided with Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, 43 Seymour Street, Moun- tain Ash, for the past 17 years. He was wounded once in the present war, and when convalescent returned to duty. The coffin was covered with the Union Jack, and bore his tunic, cap and decorations. The mourners Ni-em: Messrs. Whittington, Barry, uncle; J. Lewis, Pte. W. H. Lewis, A.S.C.; Mas- ters Jimmy, Reggie and Bertie Lewis, who carried white posies; J. Dobbs, sen- ior, and J. Dobbs, junr., Cwmaman; J. Cottle, Cwmaman; W. Jones and W. H. Lewis, Mountain Ash. A large num- ber of friends attended the funeral. The interment arrangements were car- ried out by Mr. Frank Mills.