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CWMAMAN. PRANCE WILLIAMS' Sale is now proceeding. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. PULPIT. The pulpit of Soar (C.M.) Church was occupied on Sunday last by the Rev. R. S. Thomas, Abercynon. OUTING. On Thursday last the annual outing of Bethel (P.M.) Church took place. The rendezvous was, Swan- sea. NAVAL. Stoker Richard Scott, 26 Glanaman Road (son-in-law of Mr. Eleazer Protheroe), of the H.M.S. Lion, was home last week on furlough. Stoker Scott was on the H.M.S. Lion during the engagement off Jutland. This was his third engagement since joining, having been in the engagements at Antwerp and the North Sea. We under- stand that Stoker and Mrs. Scott have now gone to Manchester to reside. MILITARY. Lance-Corporal David John Thomas, R.W.F., son of Guardian and Mrs. William Thomas, Byron Street, came home on Saturday for six days' leave. He is stationed at Bedford. The three sons of Guardian W. Thomas are now serving their King and country.— Mr. Morgan Lewis, the 18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. David Lewis, 11 Morris Street, and until recently employed at the offices of the Cwmaman Coal Co., left on Wednesday to join H.M. Forces. DEATH AND FUNERAL. On Wednesday evening, June 28th, the death took place at 123 Brynmair Road of Mrs. Esther Jones. She was in her 73rd year, and was an old and respected inhabitant. The funeral took place on Monday, July 3rd, at the Aberdare Cemetery. The Rev. T. Thomas, Noddfa (C.), Godreaman, officiated. The chief mourners were: First coach, Mrs. T. Davies, sister; Miss Mary Jones, Llan- fabon,, daughter; Mrs. M. E. Jones, daughter-in-law; Misses E. A., M. J., J. M. Pryce, and M. M. Jones, grand- daughters; 2nd coach, Mrs. Maggie Harries, Miss Hannah Davies, Mrs. David Davies, Mrs. John Davies, nieces; J. Kinsey and Clifford Pryce, grand- sons; 3rd coach, Mrs. W. James and Mrs. D. James, Pontypridd; Mrs. M. James, Aberaman, nieces; 4th coach, Mesdames E. Nash, T. Gittins, E. Addis, J. Rood, and Mrs. Curtis; 5th coach, Mesdames T. James, J. Jones, J. Harris, and R. Williams. Following the hearse were: Private Frank Jones, Messrs. William Jones and David J. Jones, sons; David T. Pryce, David Jones, sons-in-law; Master David E. j Pryce, Ted Jones, and Henry Jones, grandsons; David Williams, Porth, cousin; David Benjamin T., John, and Stephen Davies, David James, Ponty- pridd; J. H. Price, Miskin; H. Pape, Aberdare, and W. J. S. Clarke, nephews. Bearers: Messrs. E. Nash, John Deakins, George Morgan, and R. Vaughan. Several wreaths had been sent.
GODREAMAN. CHEAPEST CYCLES are Royal En- fields, Y,7 upwards.—Parker Bros. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. SALEM (B.). The annual preaching services of Salem Baptist Church were held on Saturday evening, Sunday, and Monday, the preachers being the Revs. W. A. Williams, Pontypridd, and R. Griffiths, Pentre. The organist was Mr. D. J. Rosser, and the precentor Mr. J. S. Rees.
ABERCWMBOI. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. CHEAPEST CYCLES are Royal En- fields,- Y,7 upwards.—Parker Bros. DON'T FORGET Prance Williams' Great Sale now on. ACCIDENT. Mr. John D. Davies, Tanybryn, met with a nasty accident on Saturday last at Lower Duffryn Colliery. A large stone fell, bruising his foot badly. MILITARY. Mr. T. J. Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Brown, 66 Park View Terrace, is now attached to the 22nd Batt. R.W.F. at Kinmel Park, Phyl.-Lance-Corporal W. Rees, R.F.A., is home at Bronallt Terrace on furlough from Aldershot. WOUNDED. Mrs. Evans, 87 John Street, has been notified that her son, Private E. R. Evans, 9th Welsh, has been wounded in France. On Monday evening a postcard came from Private Evans stating that a shell burst and a fragment of it penetrated his leg. He was operated upon at the base on Sun- day. He is now at the General Hospital,
MOUNTAIN ASH. Birmingham. 'I JAY'S easy payment system is easy for you. I THE FUNERAL of Miss Jeannie Davies, the 14-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Davies, 6 Cadwaladr Street, took place at the Caegarw Ceme- tery on Wednesday, when the Rev. R. S. Rogers, B.A., Capel Gomer, Swansea, I officiated. The chief mourners were: Father and mother; Margaret, Mattie, Bessie, and Dilys, sisters; William Baden and Jack, brothers.; Misses N. and M. James, aunts; Bessie and Tom Harris, cousins; Mr. and Mrs. David James, Ml'- and Mrs. John James, Mr. and Mrs. William James, Mr. and Mrs. William Harris, Mr. Ed. Davies, Cwm- aman; Mr. and Mrs. James Richards, Mr. and Mrs. John Richards, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Davies, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Davies, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Griffiths, Mrs. Cooper, Mrs. S. R Williams, Cwm- aman; Mr. and Mrs. R. Edwards, Pen- rhiwceiber; Mr. and Mrs. James Davies, Penrhiwceiber; Mrs. H. Thomas and Mrs. Ben Davies, Ferndale: Messrs. Edward and John Evans, Cwmbach; Miss Lizzie James and Mr. T. John, Ynvsybwl, aunts and uncles; Bessie and Dorothy Cooper, Mr. Rees and
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PENRHIWCEIBEH. LET JAY supply you on their easy payment system.. HOPE (P.M.). This pulpit was occupied on Sunday last by Mr. T. Mor- gan, of Abercynon Road. RECRUIT. Mr. A. Levinsohn, of Cartref, has joined the Cheshire Regi- ment, and left for Rhyl. RECOVERY. Mr. Ben Phillips, fireman, who met with a serious accident a few weeks ago at Penrikyber Colliery, and is now at Mountain Ash Cottage Hospital, is improving. CARMEL. On Sunday evening last the Rev. Daniel Davies, pastor, con- ducted an impressive memorial service in respect of Mrs. Elizabeth Evans, who was a faithful member of the church. He paid a high tribute to her sterling character. The choir, under the direction of Mr. John Thomas, sang appropriate hymns. NUPTIALS. Mr. Johnny Thomas, only son of Mr. John Thomas (loan Dar) and Mrs. Thomas, Railway Terrace, was recently married in America, whither he emigrated a few years ago. The bride was Miss Mamie \lotlow, and the ceremony took place at the home of the bride's brother, Mr. Lem Motlow, Shelbyville Pike. The bridegroom is a well-known basso. ACCIDENT TO SOLDIER. Private Percy Roach, of the R.G.A., has met with an accident in France. Private Roach was engaged during the last big rush in bringing up ammunition near the firing line, when the sound of the heavy guns frightened one of his horses, which reared and its hoof came down heavily on Roach's foot, smashing it terribly. He was sent back to England, and now lies at the General Hospital, I Bristol. He is the elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Roach, Rheola Street.
MATTHEWSTOWN & YNYSBOETH. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. ON FURLOUGH. Stoker M. Morris, one of the survivors of H.M.S. Warrior, and who is now attached to H.M.S. Eclipse, and stationed at the Naval Barracks, Devonport, has been home on leave. He served throughout the South African War. His home is at 14 Wall Street.—Private John Young, of the 20th Welsh Regiment, stationed at Rhyl, is home on leave. His wife and family reside at 15 Wall Street.—Private Richard Jones, of the 3rd Garrison Artillery, R.W.F., returned last week to join his unit at Rock Ferry, Chester, after spending a few days' leave at his home, 14 Cross Street. ROSE DAY. Saturday last was devoted by the children of Ynysboeth and District to selling roses for the benefit of the Pontypridd Cottage Hospital. Mrs. Williams, Ynysboeth Police Station, organised the work, .d,¡'¥ assisted by Miss Troy, Abercynon. The sellers for this district wo-re:-Iba" Troy, E. V. Howells, Lizzie Howells, Alice Harris, Lilian Bishop, Etta Scrivens, Dilys Howells, Rachel Davies, Edna Parfitt, Jenny Jones, Nina Wil- liams, Miss Parfitt, Misses Florie Cart- wright, Winnie Stead, Gwyneth Lewis, Bessie Lewis, and Miss Bowen. The amount collected was X6 3s.
THE OXFORD STUDIO Tom Jenkins) MOUNTAIN ASH. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE PHOTO- GRAPHERS IN THE DISTRICT. • Coloured Sketch Photographs a Speciality. Postcards at Popular Prices. PORTRAIT ENLARGEMENTS IN ALL PROCESSES. Artistic Picture Frame Makers. OPEN DAILY. AT HOME PORTRAITURE: Wedding Croups, Parties, etc., Catered for at the shortest notice. NEW 5-SEATER CAR FOR HIRE. Suitable for Parties, Weddings, Itl. Moderate Charges. Apply,-WILKINS, 53 HERBERT STREET, ABERDARE. Artificial at Hospital Prices. Painless Extractions 6d. per Tooth. FULL UPPER OR LOWER SETS AT Prices p6r Tooth. Per Set. 3/6 E2 2 0 5/- £ 3 3 U 6/- Best Teeth £ 4 4 U Repairs from 3/6 executed in 4 hpurs. Fillings from 2/6. Scaling and Clean- ing, 2/6. Remodelling, from 21/ Workmanship guaranteed. Done per- sonally on the premises at- GROOM'S DENTAL SURGERY (Over Jones', Jewellers), 17 Canon Street, Aberdare. Cambrian Railways I CHARMING HOLIDAY RESORTS ON THE SHORES OF Cardigan Bay Aberystwyth, Aberdovey, Barmouth, Borth, Criccieth, Dolgelley, Fair- bourne, Harlech, Portmadoc, Pwllheli Ilf j and Towyn. 1 — —' ALSO IN THE UPPER WYE and SEVERN VALLEYS. Brecon, Builth Wells, Llanidloes, and Rhayader Unrivalled Scenery. Bracing Climate. Safe Bathing and Boating, Mountain Climbing, Fishing, Shooting and all Out.door Sports, Golf. Delightful Coach Tours. HOLIDAY CONTRACT TICKETS, # At a Cost of 1/- a Day. The NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD OF WALES will be held at Aberystwyth on the 16th, 17th & 18th August, 1916 Guides and full information can be obtained on application to Mr. Herbert Williams, Superintendent of the Line, Oswestry. S. WILLIAMSON, General Manager. Oswestry, July, 1916.
Up nd. Down the Valley RHIGOS. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in Your best rooms. WHY suffer the torments of indi- gestion and liver troubles, when a single bottle of Emrys Evans' Digestive Juice will relieve you. TEA. On Thursday afternoon Bethel Wesleyan Chapel held their annual tea. There was a very large attendance from Aberdare, Glyn Neath, Hirwain, Jtc. At the tables, which were beauti- fully decorated, were: Mrs. Gwen Powell, Miss Mary Morgan, Mrs. Mary P&vies, Miss Catherine M. Rees, Mrs. ]*lary Ann Jones, Mrs. Rachel Harrison, Ada Jones, Miss Myfanwy Jones, ^frs. Rebecca' Rees, Miss M. A. Morgan, Mary Rees, Miss Maggie Powell, ^lis. Ed. Morgan, Mrs. J. T. Griffiths, Anne Howells, Mrs. M. A. Mor- gan, Mr. Alec Morgan, Messrs. M. Mor- ten, Morgan Rees, Evan Davies, Llew "Ones, Thomas Noyle, Evan R. Davies. Rev. J. T. Griffiths. Mr. Rees fWell was the secretary, while Mr. Morgan LI. Morgan was the treasurer.
HIRWAIN. II CHEAPEST CYCLES are Royal En- folds, X7 upwards.—Parker Bros. SHALL our traveller call for ordeTsP Satisfaction guaranteed. — Fletcher's, Commercial Street, Aberdare. LET JAY supply you on their easy Payment system. A. J. PADDOCK wishes to announce that he has now opened a branch shop J Cross Street with a fine selection of jP*ths, Lavatories, Gaefittings, and all Military Goods, and where all orders for ftpairs, etc.. may be sent. GOOD TEMPLARY. Among the Ijsitors at the Grand Lodge held at f«narth recently were Mr. A. O. Per- •jins and Miss A. Jones, members of Hirwain Lodge of Good Templars. G.W.R. TEMPERANCE UNION. The Hirwain Branch met at the Station ft Sunday last, Mr. William Coleman Presiding. Prayer was offered by Mr. "■ G. Jones, of Merthyr. A duet was ljlng by Miss Doris Coleman and Mr. C. W. Coleman. A fine address on Why money on that which is not bread?" was delivered by Mr. J. G. "Ones. The meeting terminated with ^ayer by Ex-Inspector David Jones. THE SUNDAY SCHOOL anniversary Services of Mount Pleasant Church were *teld on Sunday last. Eloquent dis- ^purses-were delivered by the Rev. G. *wans, B.A., Merthyr. The "afternoon Programme included :—Hymn recitals, of Hope Choir, conductor, Mr. D. g- Jones. Recitations by Ceinwen Powell, Irene Meaden, Dorothy Matthews, Bella Telfer, Mary Tomkins, Jessie Powell, Joseph Maull, Fred ^aull, Cedric Davies, Tom Matthews, George Tomkins. Solos by Mary Lizzie £ Ones, Agnes Matthews, Mrs. W. Tom- Mrs. W. Keep. Dialogue, Cedric j^avies and W. R. Davies. Violin se- faction, Mr. Whitcombe. At the even- jhg service a baritone solo was rendered Mr. Maldwyn Jones, and a violin solo Jy Mr. Tom Whitcombe. Mr. John Whalley was the secretary. DEATH.—The death occurred on Sunday evening of Mr. Benjamin J^avies, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Rees Navies, 24 Glanant Street. Deceased, ^ho had patiently borne a long illness, Was only 20 years of age. Special refer- ^gces were made to him at Ramoth Church on Sunday evening. He *jad been a faithful member of the Sun- ^ay School, and an ardent worker in the ^hurch. His remains were interred at ~ryngar Cemetery on Thursday last, ^he Rev. E. Cefni Jones, pastor, assist- ed by the Rev. D. Teify Davies, offici- ated. The chief mourners were:—Par- ents Misses Davies, sisters; Mrs. Alice i|Ohes, grandmother; Mr and Mrs Jos- hua Davies, Porth, grandparents; Mr. Ye&jamin Jones, Mr and Mrs. Tom B. t>°nes' Treherbert; Mr and Mrs Henry Jones; Mr. Joshua Owens, Messrs. ees and Tom Brittain, Mr. David Roberts, Miss Mai-y Davies, Mrs. W. ^ilkins, Mrs. Gibbons, Porth; Mr and ~Irs. Thomas Davies and Mrs. E. Lewis, ^reherbert; Mr and Mrs David Jones, ^hymnev; Mrs. Tom Ellis, Treherbert; Francis Rich and Mrs. Evan Ed- wards, Rhymney; Mrs. Frank Brittain, ^orth; Mrs Robert Davies, Cwmdare, ahd Miss C. A. John, Cwmdare, uncles :and aunts. Many floral tributes were aent. Much sympathy is expressed for the relatives. PRESENTATION. — On Wednesday Evening last, at the Locomotive Inn, Mr J. H. Allen was the recipient of a hand- SOIlle china clock and vases by the Hir- wain Branch of the Gasworlcers' and general Labourers' Union, in recogni- of his services as organiser and 8ecretary. Mr. Frank Bannister occu- pied the chair. Musical items were ren- dered by Messrs. W. J. Jones, Lawrence •fones, .T. Evans, William Riva, J. Har- Morgan Lewis, J. H. Hill, and "• D. Hill. Mrs. Wintle, proprietress, behalf of the members, presented Mr. ■Hen with the gifts. She wished hifii Success as the newly appointed foreman of Messrs. N. B. Allen's Silica Works, and traster] he would still be loyal to the £ rade union movement. A similar tri- bute was paid by Mr. J. H. Hill. Mr Allen, in a short speech, heartily thanked the donors. Mr. David John presided at the pianoforte. Mr. Rees Bevan, the new secretary, ararnged the programme.
PENYWAIN. FINEST quality butter at Fletcher's, Commercial Street, Aberdare. LET JAY supply you on their easy payment system. GREAT BARGAINS for you at Prance Williams'. CANA (CONG.). Mr. David Jones, Elm Grove, officiated at this place of worship on Sunday last.
GWMDARE. SWEEPING Sale at Prance Williams' Aberdare. DO YOU ever feel down in the mouth? Depend upon it, it surely arises from stomach troubles. Try Emrys Evans' Digestive Juicc-a certain cure. ALL trams and buses lead you to JAY'S. GOOD TEMPLARY. District Coun- cillor Bro. Richard Evans and Bro. T. J. Thomas, District Secretary, were the Representatives of the Hope of Cwmdare Lodge at the Session of Grand Lodge of Wales held at Penarth. GOBAITH (C.M.). The annual preaching services were observed at Gobaith on Sunday and Monday evening last. The special preacher was the Rev. D. Teify Davies, Hirwain. On Sunday afternoon the Rev. W. A. Jones, Nebo, opened the meeting. During the service the preacher, who is an excellent vocalist, sang the sacred song, "Look- ing unto Jesus." The organists were Miss Nancy Edwards and Miss Muriel Lacy.
TRECYNON. CHEAPEST CYCLES are Royal En- fields, Y,7 upwards.—Parker Bros. PRANCE WILLIAMS' Sale—a quanti- ty of slightly soiled Goods going very cheap. ALL trams and buses lead you to JAY'S. FLETCHER'S, 9-10 Commercial Street, is becoming the centre of attraction for smart up-to-date housewives. CARMEL (C.M.). The pulpit of this church was occupied by the Rev. D. Wynne Jones, Ffestiniog, on Sunday last. BETHEL (CONG.). The pulpit of Bethel was occupied on Sunday last by the Rev. H. T. Jacob, Fishguard. Mr. Jacob was formerly minister of Bethel. EBENEZER (CONG.). The Rev. Evan Evans, Pontypridd, occupied the pulpit of this chapel on Sunday last. HEOLYFELIN (B.). — Quarterly meetings were held at this place of worship on Sunday last. Songs, re- citations and choruses were given by Annie Bennett, Maggie Ellen Rowlands, W. Morgan, Maggie Mary Phillips, Lizzie Thomas, Hannah Ellen Jones, Florrie Smith, Joseph Emlyn Thomas. Edith Evans, Jennie Davies, Katie Lewis, Katie Rees and Madam Eynoft. The party gave a few choruses. The organists were Mr. Tom James and Miss L. Matthews, A.L.C.M. At the afternoon meeting Mr. James John presided, and at the evening meeting Mr. J. F. Wil- liams. Messrs. Gwilym Rees and John Evans gave addresses. MINISTERIAL. The Rev. D. Hopkin, B.A., pastor of Noddfa Baptist Church, has received an invitation to the pastorate of Llwynhendy, near Llan- elly, the church of which the Rev. B. Williams was minister prior to coming to Bethel, Abernant.
ABERDARE. CHEAPEST CYCLES are Royal En- fields, £ 7 upwards.—Parker Bros. BUY JONES' Sewing Machines. They are the talk of the Valley. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in; your best rooms. PRANCE WILLIAMS' both Shops are full of Bargains. FOR Indigestion, Constipation, and other stomach troubles, try Emrys ) Evans' Digestive Juice. SILOA. The Rev. Emlyn Macdonald, Gilfach Goch, officiated at Siloa (Cong.) on Sunday last. NAZARETH. — The officiating min- ister at Nazareth C.M. Church on Sun- day was the Rev. T. E. Davies, Dowlais. BETHANIA. The preacher at Beth- ania C.M. Church on Sunday was the Rev. H. A. Davies, Congregational minister, Aberdare. ST. ELVAN'S. The morning preacher at this church on Sunday was the Rev. Victor Hughes, B.A. At the evening service the Rev. D. J. Wills, M.A., officiated and preached. NEW DEACONS. The following 1 have been elected deacons of Ynyslwyd Baptist Church: —Messrs. Thomas M. Davies, Abraham Watkins, G. and L., Gwilym Evans and John Ceiriog Hughes. GOOD TEMPLARY. At the Grand Lodge Session, held at Penarth on July 3rd and 4th, the Pride of Aberdare Lodge was represented by Bro. Leonard Cooke, D.C.T., Bro. Morgan Parr, D.S.J.W., and Bro. George Parr, P.D.G.C.T. Bro. Leonard Cooke was appointed G.A.S. (Juvenile), and Bro. Morgan Parr, G.Marsh (Juvenile) at the Council meeting. TRINITY. — The Rev. W. J. Jones, B.A., Rhyl, a native of PoTth, officiated at Trinity Church last Sunday. At the morning service the children were addressed by him. The text of his subsequent sermon was Ephesians 4. 11, "And he gave some to be teachers." His theme was that the church was a teacher for Christ in the world. The church had not only a message to the world, but the church in the ideal was
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CWMBACH. WHY do the majority of Cwmbach people buy at Fletcher's P Because they get best value. JAY S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. JONES' Sewing Machines are British- made. PULPIT. — The pulpit of St. Mary Magdalene's Church was on Sunday evening occupied by the Vicar of Aber- dare. Miss M. Jones presided at the organ. BILLIARD HANDICAP. The following is the result. of the billiard handicap which terminated at the Workmen's Hall on Friday evening last: -Semi-final: Cled Edwards, 93; George A. Cole, 100; Martin James, 87; L. J. Davies, 100. Final: George A. Cole, 100; L. J. Davies, 67. ON FURLOUGH. The following have been home on furlough: Private David Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Jones, of Bridge Road, R.W.F., stationed at Bedford; Private W. J. Williams, son of Mr. Thomas Williams, Pleasant Row, Welsh Regi- ment, stationed at Rhyl; Private Tommy Evans, Blaennantygroes Road, R.F.A. DEATH. We regret to record the death of Mrs. Gentle, of Blaennanty- groes Road, who passed away on Sunday last after one week's illness. The de- ceased lady, who had attained a ripe age, was a faithful member of Bryn Seion Chapel. She has two soils on active service in France. 'WEDDING. At the Merthyr Regis- ter Office on Saturday morning last a very pretty wedding was solemnised, the contracting parties being Miss Maggie A. Cole, of 7 Phillip Row, and Mr. Lewis Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thomas, of 14 Pond Place. The bride, who was given away by her uncle, Mr. Charles Price, was neatly attired in a navy blue blue costume with a leghorn hat. The father of bridegroom was also present. At the home of the bride's aunt a sumptuous breakfast was partaken. There were present:- Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Price, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Williams, Mrs. Ann Hughes, Mrs. Evans, Miss Edie Evans, Merthyr; Mr. and Mrs. D. Evans, Gadlys; Miss Maggie Price, Miss L. Mary Cole, Miss Bronwen Hughes, Miss May Walters, Mr. and Mrs. J. Henry Thomas, Mrs. David Walters, Mrs. Thomas Morgan, Airs. Willie Lloyd, Mrs Ben Evans, Mrs. D. J. Hughes Jones, Miss Gwyneth Hughes Jones. The honeymoon was spent at Swansea.
ABERAMAN. CHEAPEST CYCLES are Royal En- fields, £ 7 upwards.—Parker Bros. JAY'S easy payment system is easy for you. THE "CUP always cheers" when the tea is bought at Fletcher's. J. BUGLER & SON sell Jones' Sewing Machines. All repairs done. GREAT BARGAINS at Prance Wil- liams' this week. OBITUARY. Mrs. Mary Jane Phillips, wife of Mr. William Phillips, George Street, passed away on Friday evening after a protracted illness. De- ceased, who was 40 years of age, was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Parfitt, 35 George Street. She leaves a husband and six children, to whom general sympathy is extended. HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. On Thursday a good muster of members visited Ysguborwen, the residence of Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Hann. Mr. E. G. Jackman, gardener, received the visitors, and extended them a warm welcome on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Hann. They were afterwards shown round the grounds. Mr. John DavieT, chairman of the society, spoke briefly. Mr. Tom Bowen moved a vote of thanks to Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Hann for their invita- tion, and Mr. E. D. Williams seconded. The secretary, Mr. T. M. Lloyd, moved thanks to Mr. Jackman, whilst Mr. William Jones seconded. I.L.P. TEA. Under the auspices of the Aberdare Branch I.L.P. a tea and social was held at the Aberaman Work- men's Institute on Thursday last. The hall was elaborately decorated. Tray- (holders: -Mesdames B. R. Davies, Bow- den, Rogers, Evans, Coombes, Ed- munds, Jones and Vater, assisted by Misses Bowden, Lewis, Marsh, M. Price, Jenkins, K. Price, and Mrs. Smith. Cutters, Mrs. Bowden, Mesdames Pal- mer and Davies and Miss Richards. General attendant, Mr. J. Meredith. Chief Steward, Mr. J. T. Norman. The M.C. at the dance was Mr. James Hatton. The M.C. at the whist drive was Mr. W. J. Williams. The gentle- man's prize was awarded to Mr. E. W. Dc vies, whilst Mrs. Richards won the ladies' The arrangements were carried out by Mr. E. Davies and Mr. W. Wil- liams. WEDDING. On Saturday at the Register Office, Merthyr, a quiet but pretty wedding was solemnised, the contracting parties being Miss Katie Thomas, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Thomas, 3 Penderyn ,—■ .I'r.ft." I, + .) Place, and Mr. William Morris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Morris, overman at Llettyshenkin Colliery. The bride, who was attired in a navy blue costume with a pretty cream hat, was given away by her brother, Mr. Tom Thomas. She was attended by Miss L. Morris, sister of the bridegroom, who wore a navy blue costume with a cream hat. The best man was Mr. Dan Phillips, brother-in-law of the bride. The father of the bridegroom and Mr. W. E. Evans were also present. At the bride's parents' home a sumptuous repast was partaken of. The appended were also present: -Parents of the bride; mother of the bridegroom; Mrs. L. Johnson and Mrs. Smith-Warren, sisters of the bridegroom; Mr. and Mrs. William Williams, sister of the bride; Mrs. Maggie Phillips, sister; Misses Maggie, Lizzie Mary and Annie Thomas, cousins; Mrs. D. Thomas, sister-in-law; Mrs. Lucy and Mrs. Williams, aunts; Miss Emily Howells, cousin, and Johnny Davies. The happy couple left later in the day for Swansea.
to instruct the church in the actual. The church also carried out its work through the home. PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHURCH. -On Thursday at this church the Rev. H. J. Pickett, Principal of Hartley College, Manchester, preached in the afternoon, and lectured in the evening. The subject of the lecture was "Crom- well and his Message to the Times." Mr. R. R. Davies, M.E., was the chairman. Tea was provided, the trayholders being Mrs. Bugler and Mrs. W. Frame, Special services were held on Sunday, the preachers being the Rev. George Windram and the Rev. Shirley Windram. Special music was rendered by the choir, under the direction of Mr. F. Escott. Miss Evans, Aberaman, was the soloist, and Miss F. R. Frame was the organist. INTERMENT. On Saturday the burial of Mrs. David James, 68 Ynys- lwyd Street, took plaee at Aberdare Cemetery. The Rev. T. Edmunds, B.A., Carmel, of which church the deceased was a member, officiated, assisted by the Rev. Brynmor Jones, Pontygwaith. Mrs. James, who was 77 years of age, had borne a protracted illness with great fortitude. She had lii ed in the same house for forty years, and was highly esteemed by all. The mourners were: Husband; Annie, daughter; Mrs. W. T. James and Mrs. J. D. James, daughters-in-law; Mrs. Fred Evans, Caerphilly, niece. Following the hearse: Messrs. F. LI. James, W. T. James, G. W. Lloyd James and J. D. James, sons: David Williams, Pontygwaith, son-in-law; Rowland, Ernest Victor, and Bertie, grandsons; Fred Evans, Caerphilly, nephew. The bearers were: Messrs. William Thomas, Senghenydd; H. Bryant, T. Nicholas, Daniel Jones, George Parr, and W. Caldicott. Mr. J. Zachariah had charge of the funeral arrangements.
Teddy Davies, Cwmaman, cousins, and Mr. Lewis Davies, uncle. Fk>ral tributes were received from: W Rhos Sunday School and Band of Hope, 2 Neighbours of Cadwaladr Street, (3 Children of Cadwaladr Street; (4 Mountain Ash Young Choristers, () Staff of Miskin Mixed School; (6) Mis& G. Gerrish, Aberdare; (7) Miss .Eve^" Rees; (8) Misses Cissie, Jennie and Rosie, friends; (9) Miss Jennie Evans^ Flowers were also given by various friends. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. Frank Mills. THE ANNIVERSARY services of Duffrvn Street Sunday School were held on Sunday. The presidents were: Morning, Mr. W. Bufton; afternoon Mr. J. S. Stanfield. The following took mrt —Annie Hibbert, Lily ^lorgan, Cassie Jenkins, Maggie Hoyle, Moreen Williams, Phyllis Clark, Nellie Phillips, Lily Rose, Nelly McGregor, Harry Attwell, Tommy Hughes, Johnnie Pritchard, David Rose, Lmdon Clark May Burgoyne, Maggie Reynish, Wime Hoyle, Winnie Macgregor, Doris Llew- elyn, Alice Cook, Lena Pritchard, Doris Rlvnish, Eunice Hoyle, Evelyn Fryer, Mona James, Doris Clark, Nellie Pritchard, Gertie Jenkins, Mav Van- stone, Cornelia Way, Hilda Ilughes, Richard Pritchard, Messrs. W. Hoyle and John Rogers. Dr. A. T. Jones pre- sented Rosalind May Williams and Ewart Lane with the prizes won at the recent scriptural examination- lhe officers are: Messrs. J. S. Stanfield and Willie Williams, superintendents; Mr. Willie Hoyle. secretary—On Monday the annual school treat was held. At the tables were: Mesdames C. Reynish, W. Bufton, S. Rose, W. Richards, E. R. Macgregor, Misses L. Rogers, C. James, and K. Macgregor, Mesdames J. Thomas, G. Fryer, William Williams, Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs. J. S. Stanfield, Misses A. M. Pugh, A. Herbert, Messrs. J. J. James, S. Rose, John Rogers, S. Pugh, and J. Thomas. An informal competitive meeting was held in the evening. Mr. Tom Pugh adjudicated, and the Rev. Burges presided. DUFFRYN STREET CHAPEL. — On Sunday the evening service was pre- sided over by Dr. A. T. Jones, who, in the course of his remarks, congratulated the choir, conductor, and officials of the School on their enterprise in intro- ducing a service of song for their anniversary. The choir then proceeded with their performance of an entirely new work, entitled "In the Shadows." The music is by F. W. Peace, and the work contains 12 numbers of excellent music, solos for baritone, bass and tenor. The special numbers were: "Where are your laurels," "The Sun- shine of Life well spent," and the final chorus, "God is our Refuge and Strength." Soloists. Mr. Theo Morgan, Mr. Morris Davies, Messrs. W. E. Thomas, and Jonah Adams. Conductor, Mr. W. Badham. Accompanists, Messrs. Arthur and Walter Pugh.