CWMBACH. LET JAY supply you on their easy payment system. WHY do the majority of Cwmbach people buy at Fletcher's? Because they get best value. MARKET HALL, Aberdare, Tuesday next, July 25th.—Mr. D. Morris Powell will sell without reserve a large quantity of Household Furniture. Auctioneer's Offices: Gadlys Road, Aberdare. INTERMENT. On Thursday last the remains of Mrs. Jane Gentle were interred at the Aberdare Cemetery, the Rev. R. H. Davies, B.A., officiating. The chief mourners were: First coach, Mrs. Evan Griffiths, Onllwyn, daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Johns, Ynysybwl; Mrs. John Jones, Treharris; Mrs. Thomas, Mardy; Mrs. Thomas, Penrheolgerrig; 2nd coach, Mrs. James Gentle, Mrs. Thomas Gentle, Mrs. Willie Gentle, I Mrs. Herbert Jones, Abersychan; Miss Mary Gwen Gentle, Miss M. G. Gentle, Willie Gentle; 3rd coach, Mrs. Thomas', Blaengarw; Mrs. Richard Evans, Cwm- dare; Mrs. John Davies, Mrs. Percy Macdonald, Cefn; 4th coach, Mrs. Bowen, Mrs. Roberts, Onllwyn, Mrs. Bufton, Mrs. Williams. Walking behind the hearse were: Messrs. Thomas Gentle, husband; Willie, Joseph, and Charles Gentle, sons; Evan Griffiths, son-in-law; David and George Gentle, grandchildren; John Evans, John Jones, Thomas Martin, Silas Martin, Fred Jones, Reg Campbell, and David Thomas. The bearers were: Messrs. Richard Evans, John Hughes, Thomas Lewis, W. M. Lewis, William James, and David Bufton. Several floral tributes were received. Mrs. Gentle has two sons in France, who were unable to obtain leave to attend the funeral. One of them. Private James Gentle, has since arrived home.
ABERAMAN. DON'T delay, but call on JAY. WOUNDED IN FRANCE. Private James Thorney, son of Mr. J. Thorney, hairdresser, 198 Cardiff Road, has been wounded in the leg, and has been trans- ferred to a Military Hospital in Bristol. Prior to enlisting he was a clerk in the Cwmbach Co-op. Offices, Aberaman. WAR NEWS. Trooper Jack Phillips, 4th Hussars, has been wounded somewhere in France in the arm. He has arrived at a hospital in Devonshire. His wife and two children reside at Abercwmboi. BROTHERS WOUNDED. Private William Davies, Royal Engineers, has been wounded in the ankle in France. I He is on his way to England. Private Davies joined in 1914, and has been on active service nine months. His brother. Private Peter Stanley Davies, of the 10th Welsh, has also been wounded in the leg in France, and has arrived at a military hospital in Devonport* He joined the colours last January. He was previously a conductor on the Aber- dare Tramways. They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Davies, 12 Glad- stone Street. Private Handel Davies (another son), 20th Welsh, formerly clerk at the P.D. Offices, is on active ser- vice in France. Bob Davies, of the 20th Welsh, still another son, has been discharged. MATRIMONIAL. At St. Elvan's Church, Aberdare, on Saturday, by the Vicar, a fashionable wedding was solemnised, the parties being Miss Mary Whitcombe, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Whitcombe, 139 Brook Street, and Mr. Morgan John Davies, Mountain Ash, colliery clerk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Pontardawe. The bride, who was given away by Mr. Arthur Lewis, cousin, wore a white silk dress trimmed with orange blossoms with a white hat, and carried a bouquet of lilies and carnations. Her attendant was Miss Lily Whitcombe, sister, who was attired in a white dress with hat to match, and carried a bouquet of lilies and carnations. The best man was Mr. Edward James. Mrs. Adlam and Miss Beatrice Davies were also present. At the bride's parents' home a sumptuous breakfast was partaken of. The append- ed were present in addition to the afore- mentioned Parents of bride and bridegroom, David Whitcombe, Tom Whitcombe, Gwilym and Selwyn James Whitcombe, D. J. Whitcombe, Misses Maria and Nancy Irene Whit- combe, Miss Lena Parry, Mrs. Sarah Parry, Miss Sarah Wilde, Miss Davies, Mr. Johnny Davies, Aberdare; Mr. Adlam, Mountain Ash. Afterwards the wedded pair left for Pontardawe. A PRETTY WEDDING was solemnised at St. Margaret's Church last Sunday morning by the Vicar. The contracting parties were Miss Margaret Hannah Rees, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rees, Ashton Villa, Cwmaman, and Mr. David Harris, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Harris, 18 Jubilee Road. The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in a pretty dress of white silk trimmed with guipure lace, and a becom- ing hat of white tulle, trimmed with pink primulas. She was attended by Miss Esther Ann Harris, the bride- groom's sister, who wore a dress of champagne silk, and white tulle hat trimmed with chiffon and moire ribbon. The bride carried a bouquet of white arum lilies. Mr. John Owen Lewis, Caerau, acted as best man. The bride- groom's father and the bride's brother, Master Willie Rees, were also present. A sumptuous breakfast was partaken of at the bride's home. The following were present:—Parents of both the bride and bridegroom; Miss Lizzie Annie Parry, the Misses Mary Ann and Tabitha Rees, sisters of the bride; Messrs. Edwin and Albert Parry, brothers of the bride; Daniel and William Harris, brothers of the bridegroom; Mrs. William Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Rees, Mrs. William Edwards, Mrs. Hughie Webb, and Mrs. Morgan, of Cwmaman.
HAGGAR'S, MOUNTAIN ASH. ENORMOUS ATTRACTION!! MONDAY NEXT, JULY 24th, for 3 Days only.- Special Afternoon Exhibition on Monday, July 24th, at 2.30. The Vitagraph Masterpiece in 5 Reels, entitled: iM! MjM S ? HhaBN Nt)!))m!!)) .Íili AN AMERICAN'S HOME,' B Depicting an Invasion of America, and the probable sequel to the landing of the Barbarous Huns in England. STUPENDOUS SPECTACLE. REALISTIC SCENES. NOTE THE ABOVE DATE. Sacvioes for Sunday TRINITY CHURCH, ABERDARE. j NEXT SI-NDAY, JUA" 23, 1916. j Preacher:—REV. O ^RN0LD Ji]VANS' B,Av PORT TALBOT. Services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. HEARTY INVITATION TO ALL.
LOCAL WILL. Mr. John Lewis, of Compton House, Abercynon, formerly of 4 Anne Street, j who died on April 8, left estate of the gross value of JE635, of which zC477 is net personalty, and probate of his will has been granted to Mr.' Roderick Rhydderch, of 67 John Street, Aber- cwmboi, collier, and Mr. Wm. Evans, of 2 Hamilton Terrace, Mountain Ash, grocer's foreman.
__1_ MUSICAL HONOURS. The following pupils of Professor T. J. Morgan, F.T.S.C., R.A.M. (Pencerdd Cynon), Cwmbach, Aberdare, have been successful: Mr. Hugh T. Parry, A.Mufi., T.C.L., organist, Corwen, North Wales, passed the chief musical exam- ination of t he National Eisteddfod, which embraces all musical subjects. He was coached by Mr. Morgan for his diploma and the National Eisteddfod I examination by post.—Miss Frances Evans, 6 Wayne Cottages, Godreaman, passed the elementary section, obtaining a first-class certificate in organ playing at the recent examination of the London College of Music at Cardiff.-Master Merfyn James, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. James, 31 Bridge Road, Cwmbach, passed the elementary section in organ playing, obtaining a high percentage of marks.— The examiner was Mr. G. Augustus Holmes, London.
CWMDARE. MARKET HALL, Aberdare, Tuesday next, July 25th.—Mr. D. Morris Powell will sell without reserve a large quantity of Household Furniture. Auctioneer s Offices: Gadlys Road, Aberdare. JAY'S easy payment system is easy for you. GOBAITH, C.M. The preacher on Sunday last was the Rev. B. T. Salmon, Llantrisant.
TRECYNON. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. MARKET HALL, Aberdare, Tuesday next, July 25th—Mr. D. Morris Powell will sell without reserve a large quantity of Household Furniture. Auctioneer s Offices: Gadlys Road, Aberdare. SILOH. Anniversary services were held on Sunday last at Siloh. The morning meeting was presided over by Mr. T. Wvatt. Mr. David Davies read a chapter. Solos and recitations by Miss Rachel Llewelyn, Messrs. D. Llewelyn, D. Hughes, Misses Annie Williams, Gwen Williams, T. J. Davies, Edith Wvatt, Myfanwy Davies, and Edith A. Jones. The Rev. J. Sulgwyn Davies pre- sided in the afternoon. Solos were given by Winifred Davies, Jennie Weeks, Gran- ville Abraham. Recitations by Ellen Wyatt, D. R. Evans, and J. J. Williams An instructive paper was read by Miss Winifred Jones. Reciting the Ten Com- mandments, Elvira Jones. Miss Llan John adjudicated. At the evening meet- ing solos were given by Misses R. Llew- elyn, W. Davies, G. Abraham, W. J. John, T. Wyatt, and D. Llewelyn. Recitations by Gwladys Lloyd, Mrs. John, R. Williams, Elvira Jones. Dialogue by Miss Llan John and Miss Winnie Jones. The devotional portions were taken by Messrs. D. A. Jones, R. Williams, T. Wyatt, and D. Llewelyn. Miss Llan John was the secretary, and Mr. R. Williams the superintendent.
GADLYS. JONES' Sewing Machines are British- made. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms.. DINNER. On Monday evening the members of the Penybryn Building Club sat to an excellent supper at the Mack- worth Arms. Mr. G. R. Protheroe pre- sided. Amongst those present were: Captain Hugh J. P. Thomas the owner of the Gadlys Estate; Mr. J. M. Simpson. agent; Mr. C. M. Lewis, L. and P. Bank, and Councillor W. Thomas. The following presents were made on behalf of the members of the Club. Mr. T. Thomas handed to Mr. Protheroe, the chairman of the club, a music cabinet. A cutlery cabinet was presented to the secretary, Mr. J. M. Simpson, bv Mr. John Rowlands. Both recipients suitably returned thanks. Captain Thomas and Mr. W. Thomas also addressed the meeting. A musical programme followed. This function celebrated the termination of the success- ful building club. The members who are now serving the colours were not for- gotten. A vote of thanks was accorded the landlord, Mr. Francis Davies, who catered.
ABERNANT. ALL trams and buses lead you to JAY'S INTERMENT. — On Monday last the remains of the late Mrs. Thomas, wife of Mr. W. Thomas. Park View Terrace, were interred at the Aberdare Ceme- terv. The mourners were: Husband; Annie, daughter; Mr. and Mrs. D. Thomas, SOll; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence, daughter; Mr. T. Price, brother; Mr. T. Thomas, brother-in-law; Mr. T. Lawrence, and Mr. Rees Jones, Merthyr. The deceased hailed from Pendarren, Merthyr, and was 61 years of age. She was a faithful member of Siloa (Cong.) Church. The Rev. D. Silyn Evans officiated. The undertaker was Mr. John Zachariah, Aberdare. FUNERAL. On Tuesday Mr. Theo- philus Darby, 16 Colliers v Row, who passed away on the previous Friday, was buried at the Aberdare Cemetery. The mourners were: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Darby, Mr. and Mrs. D. Darby, Mr. and Mrs. J. Darby, sons; Mrs. Owen, daughter; Mr. and Mrs. W. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. D. Samuel, Mr. and Mrs. T. Davies, Mrs. Ann Jones, sisters; Miss S. Owen, Miss Amy Davies, Miss Beatrice Darby, Miss Griffiths, Mrs. Wilton, Mrs., Jane Griffiths, Mr. and Mrs. Gwilym Davies, Mr. and Mrs. Gomer Davies, Mrs. Hannah Edwards. nieces; Mr. D. Darby, brother; Mr. D. Samuel, brother-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. Watkin Darby and Mrs. Shereve, cousins. The Rev. Benjamin Williams officiated. The deceased was 64 years of age, and was an old official under the Bute Collieries. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Chapel.
AbEHOARE. JAY'S easy payment system is easy for you. SEION (W.). On Sunday morning last Mr. Jobson Edwards, Abercynon, occupied the pulpit. In the evening the Rev. H. O. Hughes preached from Matthew 19. 27. PERSONAL. Mr. Austin H. Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, 61 Bron- iestyn Terrace, has completed his B.A. degree. He has taken first-class honours in Economics, and is the top student in this subject in the Welsh University. ST. ELVAN'S. -On Sunday morning the Te Deum was sung to Helmore's setting and the Benedictus to Dykes in F. The Vicar preached. At the evening service the Canticles were sung to Tallis. The Rev. C. G. Wright officiated and preached. MUSICAL SUCCESS. At the recent examination of the London College <ji Music Miss Edna Caldwell, Mardy Lodge, passed the primary grade, gain- ing first class certificate, by obtaining 95 marks out of 100 maximum. The examiner was Mr. G. D. Rawle, Mus.Bac. (London). She shows great promise, and is a pupil of Miss Brittain, L.L.C.M. CLOTHING CLUB. On Thursday evening a supper and smoker were held at the Conway Hotel in connection with the Conway Clothing Club. A sumptu- ous spread had been prepared by Host and Hostess Jenkins. Harmony was contributed by Messrs. Eddie Vater, Sam Sweet, Tom Edmunds, David Howells, Tom Owen, and Alfred Davies. Mr. Abednego Lewis was the chairman. Mr. Evan Rees presided at the piano. TRINITY. The familiar command- ment in 1 Thes. 5. 17, "Pray without ceasing," was the text of a sermon preached at Trinity morning service last Sunday by the Rev. J. Griffith Jones, M.A., Barry. He explained that the spiritual injunction embodied in the text meant that one's whole life should be lived in a spirit of prayer. Prayer was the sincere desire of the heart, uttered or unexpressed. ENTERTAINING THE WOUNDED. —Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, Seaton Carew, entertained the wounded soldiers from the local Red Cross Hospital to tea on Tuesday at their gardens at Glanant Meadows. They were assisted by Mrs. T. E. Smith, of the Hospital Staff; Mrs. David, The Garth; Mrs. Harless, Ivanhoe, and Mrs. J. W. Hek. Deck chairs were lent for the comfort of the soldiers by several ladies from Abernant Road. After enjoying a real good tea the boys played cricket and other games until the Cynon Valley Band, under Mr. Jesse Manley, arrived and entertained them with a nice programme of music. The only regret of the Host and Hostess was that the bovs had to leave so early. ENGLISH WESLEYAN. — Special services were held at Green Street Weslevan Chapel on Sunday. In the morning a very stirring sermon was preached by the Rev. A. W. Wardle, Swansea. The afternoon service took the form of an open Brotherhood meet- ing, at which the Rev. Ernest Smith presided, and Mr. Wardle delivered an appropriate address. In the evening the Rev. A. W. Wardle preached from Luke 18. 18, on the words of the rich young ruler, "What shall I do to inherit eternal life," which, observed the preacher, if translated into the language of modern times, would read, "What shall I do to be a man?" The Master, said he, mentioned some of the elements that constituted true manhood. To be religious did not mean to subscribe to religious creeds. One might subscribe to every credal tenet and not possess a grain of religion or even humanity. We might keep all the ten command- ments. and be considered very decent, respectable people, and yet not be men or women in the true sense of the words. The rich young ruler possessed all the amiable virtues but not the heroic ones. Many a one had given his life and all that'was dear to him, in the present war, for an ideal, although he might not have been in private life what this Spung man was. The religion of Jesus Christ was heroism all round.^ There would be no more nambv-pambyism in religion-- was heroism all round. There would be v no more nambv-pambyism in religion-- no more glory songs. Henceforth it would not be "glory for me but self- sacrifice.—Mr. J. Ruston conducted the choir, and Mr. Lionel Langley was oi-g.,inist.-On Monday evening the Rev. A. W. Wardle delivered a most eloquent and instructive address on "Diamonds from the Depths." Mr. D. Hannah, J.P., Penarth, presided.
MOUNTAIN ASH. JAY'S easy payment system is easy for you. THE "CUP always cheers when the tea is bought at Fletcher's. UUH STRAWS DON'T BLOW off- they fit the head. Ted McGregor has a great stock. PARISH CHURCH. Holy Com- munion was celebrated in St. Margaret's Church last Sunday morning at eight- Matins was sung at 11, intoned by the Vicar. The sermon was preached by the Rev. T. J. Morgan. Evensong was con- ducted by the Rev. 1. Westhead. The Magnificat was sung to Garrett and the Nunc Dimittis to Monk. INTERMENT. The interment of the remains of Mr. Thomas Thomas, 84 High Street, took place in Caegarw Cemetery on Thursday. The officiating minister was the Rev. R. S. Rogers, B.A., Swansea. The chief mourners were: Widow; Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Wignall, niece; Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas, brother; Messrs. T. J., Charles, Thomas Thomas and Clifford T. Lewis, nephews; Mr. and Mrs. Watkins, father and mother-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. Powell, sister-in-law; Mr. William Probert, brother-in-law, and Messrs. W. H. Thomas, Jeffreys, Pontypool; Evans, Abertillery; Morgan, Swansea, and Vaughan, Crickhowell. Floral tributes were received from: Widow; Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Wignall; Charles and Thomas; Clifford T. Lewis; Mr. and Mrs. Baggridge, Skewen; Mr. and Mrs. Watkins; Mr. and Mrs. Powell; Miss B. Lewis; Blodwen and Gwen; Hugh Powell; Mrs. Scourfield; Mrs. Hisgrove; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Thomas; Lilian and Hilda; Mrs. Price, Crickhowell, and Lizzie. The funeral arrangements were carried out bv Mr. Frank Mills. VOLUNTEER TRAINING CORPS. — A general meeting of the Mountain Ash V.T.C. was held at the Pavilion on Friday last, Councillor W. Lamburn presided. The secretary, Mr. D. W. Howell. reported that he had been officially informed by Colonel Morgan that if the Corps raised 100 members Lord Aberdare had kindly promised to provide 50 uniforms and rifles on con- dition that the Corps found the other 50 uniforms and rifles. It is proposed to make arrangements to carry this out. Mr. Willie Greenwood explained the balance-sheet of the concert held in aid of the Mountain Ash V.T.C., and it was resolved that the balance-sheet should be published in the local press. Mr. T. Netherway gave notice of motion: — "That we consider the election of a fresh committee." He also stated that the directors of the Pavilion had kindly agreed to grant the Corps the use of the Pavilion for drill purposes free of charge. The next meeting and drill will be held on Friday, July 21st, at the Pavilion at 7.30. OUR HEROES.—Official news has been received by Mrs. Masters, Bailey Street, Miskin, of the death in action of her son, Pte. David Masters., Royal Engineers, Welsh Army Corps. Lance Corpl. F. G. Woodland, Leicester Regt., son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wood- land, Victoria Street, Miskin, has died from wounds received in action. WE DON'T ALWAYS SHOW OFF the lot—windows not big enough. Walk into Ted Mac's for the latest. FOOTBALLER -SOLDIER'S DEATH. —News has been received of the death in action in France of Sergt. Richard Thomas, formerly police officer at Mountain Ash, and known in football circles as Dick Thomas. WOUNDED.—Pte. Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, Cresselly Villas, Cardiff Road, wounded in action, has returned home convalescent.—Better news was received on Wednesday morning of Pte. Willie Davies, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Davies, Oxford Street. He has lately undergone two more operations. BRYNGOLWG. The anniversary services of the Sabbath School were held on Sunday afternoon and even- ing, respectively presided over by Mr. John Thomas and Mr. A. J. Kent. The following gave recitations: Idris Coles, Hannah M. Jones, Lily Francis, Ceinwen Evans, Nellie Collyer, Alice Jenkins, Bessie Ponting, Nellie Mac- Gregor, Doris Reynish, Dorothy Per- kins, Lilian Pugh, Ceinwen Francis, Maggie Reynish, Cyril Coles, Winnie MacGregor," Laura Pritehard, Lyndon Pugh, Ray Ponting, Rosie Williams, Lena Pritehard, Evelyn Fryer, May Burgoyne, Nellie Pritehard and Doreen Williams. Beautiful* choruses were rendered by the choir. The tea party was held on Monday. The ladies as- sisting were Mesdames T. Pugh, Pook, Anthony, Ponting and E. Burges, and Misses Lena Ponting, Evelyn Davies, Phoebe Davies, L. A. Clarke, C. Sales, A. M. Pugh and G. Christopher; also Messrs. J. Davies, T. Pugh, Walter Pugh, S. Pugh, B. Clarke and Rev. E. Burges. THE FUNERAL of Mrs. Margaret Llewelyn, 42 Arnold Street, took place in Maesyrarian Cemetery on Tuesday, Rev. E. Burges officiating. The deceased was 47 years of age. The mourners were Husband; Glyndwr, Gwilym and Emrys Llewelyn, sons; Mrs. Landeg, sister; Mr. and Airs. Wm. John Davies and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Davies, brothers; Mr Thomas Landeg. Caradoc Davies, Mr and Mrs Llew. Davies, Ammanford, nephewis; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Carter, uncle and aunt; Mrs. Jenkins, Cilfynydd, aunt; Jack and Clarie Hodges and Mrs. Richard Elliott, cousins; Gwladys and Gwyneth Landeg, nieces; Mrs. Jones, sister-in-law; Mr Henry Davies, Port Talbot, cousin; Saddler J. Lan- deg, R.F.A., nephew. Pte. \V. B. Llewelyn is fighting in France, and was unable to attend the funeral. Beautiful floral tributes were received p from old neighbours of Llandebie Rd., Ammanford; husband and six children also from brothers and sisters. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. Frank Mills. PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHURCH —Special services were held last Sun- day when the Rev. Arthur Watson, newly appointed minister, formerly of Abertillery, preached. On Tuesday a Circuit gathering was held at the Mis- kin P.M. Church to welcome the Hev. A. a<nd Mrs. Watson to the Mountain Ash Circuit. The public meeting was presided over by Mr. J. NN Shore (Circuit Steward). Mr. D. Rogers, re- presenting the mother church, and Mr T. Morgan, representing the Penrhiw- eeiber Society, gave addresses. The English Free Church Qouncil of Moun- tain Ash was represented by Mr. Kent and the Rev. E. Burges. Both ex- tended a hearty welcome to Mr and Mrs Watson. Councillor N. Bowles, in welcoming the new minister, said that he did not come as an entire stranger. They knew something of 'his work when he laboured on the ad- joining circuit of Aberdare some eight, years ago. The speaker was looking forward toward a ministry which he believed would be broad and progres- sive. The welcome and good wishes of the Newtown Society were expressed by Mr. W. Cape. The Rev. A. Wat- son suitably responded on behalf of himself and frs. Watson.
PENRHIWCEIBER. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. OUTING.—On Friday last the Cwm- cynon surface workmen had an buting to Brecon and Hereford. At their des- tination solos were sung by Messrs. Martin James, Harry Lamburn, Wm. Quick, William Lee, Evan James, Evan Davies, and Archibald Magor. The charabancs were supplied by Messrs. Gough's Garage Co., Mountain Ash.
YNYSBOETH. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. BETHANY.—On Sunday last, at Bethany English Baptist the Sunday School anniversary was held. The Rev. S. Holly, pastor, conducted the morning service. Mr. Samuel Bowden was precentor, and Mrs. Avery pre- sided at the organ. Several recits, solos, etc., were given.
ABERCYNON. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. BOYS BRIGADE.—The Abercynon Company of the Boys' Brigade won the Battalion Band Shield at Pontypridd on Saturday for the second time. KILLED IN ACTION. — News is to hand that Corporal W. J. Williams, whose wife now resides at Glancynon Terrace, has been killed in action in France last month. Corporal Williams joined the Dragoon Guards at the com- mencement of the war, and was later transferred to the Welsh Guards. WOUNDED. Pte. W. Escott, R.W.F., has been wounded in the big advance. Pte. Escott was engaged in carrying dispatches under heavy shell fire when he got hit by a German sniper. He is progressing favourably in a hospital in Kent. His chum is also with him in the person of Drive r J. P. Roach, of the R.G.A. WOUNDED IN FRANCE. On Tuesday evening Mr. and Mrs. Jones. 57 Cardiff Road, received a telegram from the Military Authorities stating that their son, Private Hugh Jones, of the Welsh Regiment, was dangerously ill from gun-shot wounds received whilst in action in France, and that he was at the hospital in Rouen. On Wednesday morning Mr. and Mrs. Jones received a letter from their son, in which he states: "I have been quite seriously injured, but I am improving slowly and hope to be sent to England very soon." MASS MEETING. — On Tuesday even- ing a mass meeting of ail workmen em- ployed at the Dowlais-Cardiff Colliery was held at the Lesesr Hall under the presidency of Guardian W. C. Dyer, sup- ported by Councillor Charles Maddox. Mr. Milford, Surveyor of Taxes, outlined the working of the Income Tax as apper- taining to the workers, and also rebate- ment allowances. A discussion ensued re- garding allowances to be deducted for tools and explosives. On the proposition of Mr. Thomas Brixey, seconded by Mr. E. Williams, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded the speaker. I CRANOGWEN MEMORIAL SER- VICE. On Monday a memorial service, under the auspices of the local branch of i Merched v De, was held at Tabernacle in commemoration of the late Cranog- wen. Delegates from all parts of the South Wales District attended. In the afternoon addresses were delivered by Mrs. Jones, Merthyr; Mrs. Morgan, Nelson, and Mrs. Jones, Llwynypia. In the evening a public meeting was held under the presidency of Mrs. J. B. Evans, Cardiff. The speakers were: Mrs. W. R. Thomas, Penywern; Mrs. (Rev.) B. Howells, Abercynon; Mrs. David Jones, Dowlais; Mrs. Jenkins, Miss Rosina Davies, secretary pro. tem.; Mrs. Tydfil Thomas, B.A., Cardiff; Mrs. Evans, Car- diff, and Miss Hughes, Merthyr. Miss Rosina Davies contributed a solo. Verses were read by Mrs. Vaughan, Porth. Others who spoke were: Mrs. (Rev.) R. S. Thomas, Mrs. W. Ellis Thomas, Mrs. Roberts, Penrhiwceiber, and Mrs. Morgan, Nelson. SUNDAY SCHOOL SPORTS. On Monday the scholars of Moriah English Baptist Sunday School held their annual sports at the Recreation Ground. The winners were: Boys' race, 1st, Thomas Lloyd; 2nd, F. Yorath. !Ladies' Egg and Spoon race: 1st, Miss C. Berryman; 2nd, Mrs. Thomas. Boys' Three-legged race: Thomas Evans and Charlie Evans. Girls' race: 1st, Gwladys Richards; 2nd, Rosie Lloyd. Boys' race: 1st, Islwyn James; 2nd, Richard Thomas. Wheel- barrow race: 1st, Eli Bray and Eddie Richards. Hurdle Jumping: Eli Bray. Girls' race, egg and spoon race, Gwyn- eth Short. Married Ladies' race: 1st, Mrs. D. G. Millar; 2nd, Mrs. Henley; 3rd, Mrs. Gibbon. Married men's race: Mr. Henry Davies.—The scholars of Tabernacle Sunday School paraded to Gilfachrhydd Fields and held sports.— At the Mynydd Seion function refresh- ments were provided by Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Jaynes, Miss Brailey, Miss S. E. Jones and Miss Lizzie Jones. The cutters were Miss Overton, Mrs. Richards, Miss Eunice Jones and Miss Bronwen Morgan. DEATH AND INTERMENT. Miss Elizabeth Lewis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Lewis, 2 Mountain Ash Road, passed away on Friday evening. She was only 20 years of age. Her mor- tal remains were laid to rest at the local cemetery on Wednesday, July 19th. The Rev. Morgan Jenkins officiated. The mourners were: Father; Miss Eunice Lewis, sister; Mr. Hughie Davies, Miss Alice Lewis, sister; Messrs. William Lewis, Samuel Lewis, Thomas Lewis, brothers; Mr. and Mrs. Creech, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, uncles and aunts; Messrs. William and J. Lewis, cousins; Mrs. Laura Lewis, Abertillery, aunt; Mr. Henry Lewis, Saundersfoot, uncle; Mr. T. Furlong, brother-in-law; Mrs. M. Bevan, aunt; Mr. William J. Bevan, uncle; Messrs. William and Cyril Bevan, cousins; Miss C. Lewis, Mr. Leonard Bevan, Mr. and Mrs. Price, Bedwas; Mrs. S. Bevan, Mrs. Minor, Mrs. J. Bevan, Mrs. W. Bevan, Mr. and Mrs. B. Lewis, Mrs. T. Curzons, Mrs. Haycock and Mr. George Richards, cousins. Wreaths were received from: (1) Father and mother; (2) Mr. Hughie Davies; (3) Mr. and Mrs. Beddoe; (4) Friends; (5) Neighbours; (6) Mr. and Mrs. T. Jones, Junction Hotel; (7) Mr. and Mrs. William J. Bevan; (8) Mrs. Laura Lewis; (9) Mr. and Mrs. Creech; (10) Mr. and Mrs. H. Lewis; (11) Mr. Treharne and daughter. Much sympathy is felt with the family. j
+- PENRHIWCEIBER HOTEL SUBSIDING. At the Glamorgan Assizes at Swan- sea on AVednesday an action for damages for alleged subsidence was brought by John David Lisle and the Rhondda Valley Brewerv Co., Ltd., against Nixon's Navigation Co. Plain- tiffs asked for a declaration that they were entitled to have their land and building, the Belle Vue Hotel, Penrhiw- ceiber, supported by defendants; and an injunction was sought restraining defendants from such future under- ground working as would cause subsi- dence. After the case had been opened the Judge suggested that it should go to the Referee, and this course was adopted.
.n PENRHIWCEIBER SOLDIERS' KILLED. News has been received of the death in action in France of Pte. Robert Jones, of the South Lancashire Regt., husband of Mrs. M..A. Jones, of 12 Harcourt Terrace, and elder son of Mr. Gabriel Jones, Penybryn Terrace. He was killed on the 16th July. Pte. Jones was 31 years of age. Prior to the war he was employed at Penrikyber Colliery. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved widow and four little children. News reached Penrhiwceiber on Friday last that Private Ben Brettle, R.W.F., son of Mrs. A. Brettle, 4 Park Street, had been killed in action in France on July 3. He was 24 years of age. Mrs. Brettle has one son in the King's Royal Rifles, who has also been wounded in action. Much sym- pathy is felt for the family.
ACKNOWLEDCMENT. LEWIS. '.Ali-. and Mrs. William Lewis and family, 2 Mountain- Ash Road, Abercynon, desire to express to relatives and friends heartfelt thanks for kind letters and expressions of sympathy in their sad bereavement; also for floral tributes received.
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