0 Empire Theatre Mountain Ash. Sole Proprietor SYDNEY VEREKER 6.30 Twice Nightly. S.30 LAST 5 NIGHTS of the Successful Pantomime. 119ttle Jack Horner' Children's Matinee on Saturday at 2.30. Monday, May 7th, and during the week. Important engagement of the Celebrated Actress, el Mrs. Frank Bateman in her Repertoire of Plays. MONDAY, TUESDAY and SATURDAY, THE LIGHT THAT LEADS ME HOME By Gladys Hastings Walton. WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY, SOMEBODY KNOWS- SOMEBODY CARES. By Gladys Hastings Walton. On FRIDAY, The Rage of Paris, S APHO. ttRICES OF ADMISSION 3d. Cd. ftd. Id. dovernment Tax ld. Id. Id. 2d. UlOUNT TO PAY Cd. Id. J*. 11d. Prepaid Small Avertisements. Inserted at the following specially low rates:- One week. 3 wks. 6 wks. 12 words. 0 9 1 9 3 0 20 „ 1 0 2 6 4 0 28 J, 1 3 3 3 5 0 86 1 6 4 0 6 0 44 „ 1 9 4 9 7 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. Trade Advertisements will be charged an additional 50 per cent. Properties for Sale or Wanted at double above rate. if not prepaid extra will be charged. Advertisement and Publishing Offices, 19 Gardiff Street, Aberdare. All replies to be called for at the Offioe. Advertisers who desire to have replies sent to them should forward stamps. WANTED. MAN and Wife without children wanted to keep house for widower.—Apply, 46, "Leader" Office. MILLINERY AND DRAPERY. J.. J. H. Powell & Son, London House, Aberaman, require Apprentices for the Millinery and Fancy Drapery Departments. An ideal opportunity for suitable yound ladies to acquire a knowledge of the trade under the best conditions.—Apply personally at Lon- don House, Aberaman. GOOD General Servant. — Apply, Navigation Hotel, Mountain Ash. HOUSEMAID, two other maids n kent Age not under 20.-Ap- ply Mrs. Illtyd Williams, Compton House, Aberdare. APABLE General, 18-20. Small C family. Apply, I.K., Leader Office. A GOOD General, fond of children. A -Apply, JVIrg. Rose Davies, Hol- born House, Dean Street, Aberdare. LADY'S Bicycle. Must be in good running order. State price. L.Z., Leader Office. WHILE the men clerks are away with the Colours, a Lady Short- hand Tvpist for the Education Office, Town fla-ll, Mountain Ash. Salary, T week Application form may be Obtained of APP Morgan, Education Office, Town Hall, Mountain Ash. WANTED house, not more than 39s per month, in Aberdare oi neav £ 1 for key. Apply, Studio, Station St., Aberdare. ~r IRONMONGERY.—Wanted an mi- F01^, Abo lady with Ih^S experience.—Appl>, Hopkin^, Street, Aberdare. STTtONG Haulier, accustomed to horses. Apply, John Lewis, Grocer, Trecynon. IMMEDIATELY, a good, honest trirl 18 to 25. A good home and 1 gl,ivtfiven — Applv, M. John, f'omvil Daiiyl Fforchaman Road, Cwm- anian. WANTED to Buy a Second-hand Piimo, to suit by letter, giving price, to F.O., Lead Office. X ADY Teacher .-Apply, .giving par-, JLj ticulars of qualifications, to D., Leader Office, Aberdare. HA.IRDRESSING.—Wanted a re- spectable boy as apprentice —: \pply, Lewis, 1 Canon St., Aberdare., MISCELLANEOUS. i ERMANY means to starve us VX out," says Mr. Neville Cham- berlain. Let every poultry-keeper strike for Britain by producing more eggs. Karswood Spice will help. 2d., 6d., Is.—Davies & Son, Taff Stores, Duke Street, Aberdare. THE GLYN NEATH Fanciers' Asso- ciation will hold an Exhibition of Poultry and Vegetables on August 23, 1917, at Glyn Neath.—Further particu- lars apply D. Biggs, Secretary. IT is easy to rear every chick to lay at six months old if you sprinkle Karswood Chicken Powder, containing ground insects, regularly over their soft food. 2d., 6d., Is.—Jones, 9 Oxford Street, Mountain Ash. NO DEAD GHICKS.—To make your poultry pay, you must rear every chick, and the only sure way to do this is to feed them for the first three weeks exclusively on Armitage's No. 1 Origin- al Dry Chick Food, and follow on with Armitage's No. 2 Crow-On Chicken Mixture, and Armitage's No. 3 Small Chicken Corn. Manufactured by Ar- mitage Brothers, Ltd., Poultry Food Specialists, Nottingham.—Sold by D. J. Price, Royal Stores, Penrhiwoeiber; W. L. Herbert, Herbert Stores, Cwm- aman, Aberdare; John Davies, Duke Street, Aberdare; T. L. Castree, Corn Merchant, Mountain Ash; Jones Bros., Margaret Street, Abercynon; R. H. Pugh, Margaret Street, Abercynon. CHIROPODY.—Corns, Bunions, In- C growing Toe-Nails are dealt with on scientific methods by a certificated chiropodist. Residences visited any- where in district. Moderate fees. — Lewis, 1 Canon Street (Opposite Post Office), Aberdare. ¥ FINE ft CO., 18b Whitoombe ftjf • Street, Aberdare, are buying :Jld telling Second-hand Furniture. SECOND-HAND CLOTHING BOUGHT and SOLD AT ItT SILVERMAN'S ARMY iVL. STORES, 15 CARDIFF ROAD, ABERDARE. (Opposite Full Moon Hotel.) Army Boots a Speciality. PROPERTIES FOR SALE. TWO Houses, Nos. 2o Gorsedd St. and 15 Beadon Street, Mountain Ash.-Apply, J. Davies, 4 Dillington Terrace, Penrhiwceiber. TO LET. d* HOLSE in Park Lane, Aberdare. immediate possession. Annh to X.Y.Z., "Leader" Office. THE Oak Inn, Aberdare, on favour- able terms. Possession at once. —Apply, Brittaiu, Plasdraw Road, Aberdare. TWO unfurnished rooms. Young couple preferred. Company chief object.—14 Stuart Street. SITUATIONS WANTED. GIRL (16) wants situation as morn- ing girl or nursemaid. — l'B. Leader Office. LADY prepared to do canvassing, collecting, insurance or similar work.—A4, Leader Office. Aberdare I District Peace Propaganda Society. A Monstre PEACE DEMONSTRATION will be held at EBENEZER CHAPEL, Trecynon, On Tuesday, May 8, 1917. Speaker: Rev. PETER PRICE M.A., D.D., Riios. Subject "KINGDOM OF HBAVFN. Chairman, Rev. James Jones, Elim, Cwmdare To commence at 7 p.m. Collection to defray expenses. Preliminary Notice. The YNYSYBWL Horticultural Society are holding their Second A||#| ft b Annual wHUW On Thursday, Aug. 9, 1917. Local and Open Classes. Good Prizes. Schedules will be issued shortly. NEW CIRLS' INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL, ABERDARE. WANTED. Caretakers for the above School-Man and Wife. Applicants must have a knowledge of gardening and lawn keeping; must understand heating apparatus and at- tend to cleaning and minor repairs. Requisites provided. Wages, £2 per week and weekly war bonus of 5s. Applications to be sent to me on or before Monday, the 14th May, 1917, together with copies of three recent testimonials. JOHN D. THOMAS, Clerk to the Governors. 29 Canon Street, Aberdare. FOR BALE. DAY Old Chicks, from best pedigree layers, R.I. Reds, White Wyan- dottes, and Barred Rocks, Is. each.- Jones, 3 Broncynon Terrace, Aberdare. C4HICKENS, day to week old, 9s. J dozen.—Davies, 13 Trevor St., Aberdare. TWO Violins—1 Stainer Model; 1 Duke, London (stamped). Par- ticulars on application. 10 Neville Terrace, Gadlys, Aberdare. CAMPINES Eggs and Broody Hens. —Chidgey, Derihir Farm, Llwyd- coad, Aberdare. BRED to Lay from the finest blood in the Kingdom. White Leg- horns, White Wyandottes, Buff Or- pingtons, Anconas, Rhode I. Reds. Eggs for Sitting from 5s. to 7s. 6d. dozen; unfertiles replaced, or 15 not replaced. Chicks double. Broody hens. -Davies, Fruiterer, Jubilee Road, Aberaman. EGGS for Sitting. — R.I.R., Leg- horns and Wyandottes. Eggs, 4s. 6d. per dozen. Chickens, double. No better layers than the parents of these.—Stephens, 10 George Street, Aberaman.
BIRTHS, NlAiftlAGES aqd DEATHS BIRTH8, MARRI ACES, DEATHS, ACKNOWLEDCMENTS 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 h. for each additional inch. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. PEARMAN.—Mr. and Mrs. Pearman, of 36 Park Street, wish to thank their many friends for kind sympathy in the sad bereavement. MILES.—The widow of the late Morgan Miles, 0 Albion Street, Aberaman, begs to thank the numerous friends who extended her sympathy in her recent sad bereavement; also for floral tributes received. WILLIAMS.—Mr. and Mrs. Williams and family, 5 John Street, Aberdare, beg to sincerely thank all kind friends who have called or sent messages of sympathy to them in their sad bereavement. IN AIEMOIIIA-NL. JONES.—In loving memory of our dear father, John Jones, late of 23 Tany- bryn Street, who departed this life May 1, 1914.—Ever remembered by Jessie and Jackie. HARRIES,-In loving memory of Dd. J., the beloved son of Mrs. Harries and the late Henry Harries, Belmont Terrace, Aberaman, who died April 25, 1914. We saw him fading day by day, And gently sinkmg fast away, And often in our hearts did pray That he would with us longer stay. —From mother, sisters and brother. Never forgotten. HUGHES.—In loving memory of my dear husband, John Hughes, who de- parted this life October 16th, 1915. i Fondlv remembered by wife and children.—Also my dear daughter, Myfanwv Maud, who departed this life April 30th, 1916. Never for- gotten by mother, brothers and sisters. Christ will clasp the broken chain, Closer when we meet again.
Aberdare Education Committee. On Wednesday, May 2nd. Present: Mr. Idwal Thomas (chairman), Messrs. Owen Powell, John Evans, Thomas Lkwd, Illtyd Hopkins, J.P., Wm. Rees, J.P., Evan Jones (Aberaman), George Powell, Ogwen Williams, W. Thomas, Powell, Ogwen Williams, W. Thomas, T. Walter Williams, John Griffiths, with Messrs. T. Botting (Director) and T. D. Jones (assistant director). PHYSICAL EXERCISE. The Director said he was in receipt I of a circular from the Board of Educa- tion, who stated that they were pre- pared to make a grant towards the I maintenance and travelling allowances to suitable women teachers who would attend the Summer Vacation Centres 'I dealing with the teaching of physical exercise. The Director said he had sent a copy of same to the heads of the various schools. In reply to Mr. Owen Powell, the Director said that one or two would be allowed to go from each district. The grant was £ 1 per week plus train fare. The Centre would be in Scarborough or Barry.
CHILDREN AND GARDENING. PROPOSED HE-ARRANGEMENT OF HOLIDAYS. The Clerk of the Merthyr Board of Guardians, writing in reply to a protest from the Committee re the action of the Board in keeping the Cottage Homes children from school to work in gardens, stated that the Guardians had no intention of defying the Committee, and were only actuated by the urgent needs of the present food crisis. The Board had now decided that no boys should be kept home from school, and the Superintendent had been instructed accordingly. The Clerk also asked the Committee if they proposed granting additional holidays to enable the chil- dren to assist in food production. Mr. Illtyd Hopkins: Quite a different tone from their last letter. Mr. Owen Powell: Do they intend making the boys work after school hours ? Mr. T. Walter Williams said that the practice in countries on the Contin- ent, such as France and Germany, was to arrange the holidays to suit the i harvests of the country. In France the summer holidays were divided into three lots, one for the hay harvest, one for the corn, and one for the grape. three lots, one for the hay harvest, one for the corn, and one for the grape. 1 It would be well if something" similar I were done in this country in view of the prospective food shortage, not only during the war, but for years to come so far as corn was concerned. Mr. George Powell, for instance, had per- formed admirable work in connection with allotments in this district, and j help should be given when the potato Ijarvest arrived. ''Let us consider the holidays in that light," added Mr Wil- liams. "Don't think of the teachers, in God's name. Don't say that the teachers will insist on having their holidays at the usual time. Let us think of the whole community and not of a section of the community." Mr. Ogwen Williams: Have they ever insisted on \j T. W. Williams: I am forestall- ing a possible argument. Don't let it be said that Aberclart is too small and pettyfoggmg to consider such a big question as this. Mr. Ogwen Williams asked which would be better—divide the summer holidays or extend the Whitsun holi-, da vs. Mr. Geo. Powell did not think an ex- tension of the Whitsun holidays would serve the purpose. The gardens would have been all set by then. They could keep an open mind on the advisability of rearranging the summer holidays. Much would depend on the weather" as to when the harvest would be. As a rule our school holidays came between the hay and corn harvests. In this dis- trict children might render some ser- vice with the potato harvest. The Director remarked that the feel- ing of the committee was to get holi- days earlier, but it was not a success. When the schools were re-opened in the middle of August the attendance was bad. There was a mid-term holiday in October. That might be utilised" for the potato harvest. Mr. T. W. Williams: Quite right. Chairman: 1 agree with Mr. Ueorge Powell that we should keep our mmcis open on the subject. THE ARMY. The Director reported that Mr. P. D. Davies, Aman Schools, had joined the Army. The case of Mr. John Howells, Cwmdare Schools, had been adjourned for two months by the Medical Board. W. Silyn Hughes, a young teacher, had been discharged on medical grounds from the Army and was back in school. COOKERY CLASSES AND PARENTS' LACK OF INTEREST. The Director said that parents had been invited to attend Cookery Classes during the day-time. The experiment had turned out a failure. In four Centres there was no 'attendance of mothers; in one other Centre four attended, and in another five. In view of thi he thought it advisable not to start all the Evening Cookery Courses together. It was now proposed to start one-in the Aman Centre, where the re- sponse had been most satisfactory. Three lectures would be given there, the County paying the expenses. Mr. T. W. Williams: It may be desir- able to postpone these courses for six weeks or two months, until the people begin to realise the consequences of a shortage of food. Mr. W. Thomas moved that they start with one course, and this was seconded and carried. COMMUNAL KITCHENS. Mr. T. W. Williaflis moved that the Staff and Management Committee be given power to deal with any request made by the Communal Kitchens Com- mittee.—Carried.
SPECIAL MEETING. A special meeting of the Education Committee was held on April 25th. Present: Councillors ldwal Thomas (chairman), T. W. Williams, J. Griffiths, J. O. George, E. Stonelake, E. O. Wil- liams, G. D. Powell, T. W. Williams, L. N. Williams, E. Jones, Aberaman; J. Evans, W. Rees, and Mrs. F. R. Davies. EDUCATIONAL REPORT. The Director gave a summary of Mr. Fisher's statement in the House of Commons on the 19th ifist., and reported upon the grants payable to this Authority under the new financial proposals, from which it appeared that this Authority would benefit to the extent of about < £ 4,000 per annum. After discussion, on the motion of Councillor G. D. Powell, it was re- solved to inform the Board of Education that while the Committee appreciated the differentiation between poor and/rich authorities embodied in the formula of distribution of the new grant, they were of opinion that such differentia- tion was not sufficient to meet the needs of poor authorities as compared with districts which enjoyed a high rateable value.—On the motion of Mrs. Davies, it was resolved to support the action of the Mountain Ash Education Authority in protesting against the inadequacy of the grant offered by the Board of Educa- tion for special purposes, particularly in the Medical Department, in which the maximum grant payable only amounts to 50 per cent. of the expenditure.—It was further resolved that the Committee's representatives be instructed to support a resolution on this matter at the annual meeting of the Federation of Welsh Educational Committees. COMMUNAL KITCHENS. On the motion of Councillor T. W. Williams, seconded by Mrs. Davies, it was resolved to allow six or eight girls to assist Miss R. O. Lewis each day in the preparation of meals at the Communal Kitchen at the Park Cookery Centre, the selection of girls to be left in the hands of Miss Lewis.-It was further resolved that the Board of Education be asked to allow the attendances of the girls at the Com- munal Kitchen to be registered as at- tendances at cookery lessons and also as attendances .at elementary schools. A
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. IN CANADA. Sir,—Would you kindly publish in your paper that I am doing my very little bit in the above Corps, so that some of my old-time friends will re- member me with a letter when they have a few.spare moments.—Yours truly, 2/A.M. D. J. Morris, No. 70804, Royal Flying Corps, Given Street School, Toronto, Ont., Canada, son of Mr. A. Morris, Tinsmith, etc., Aberdare.
MUSICAL HONOURS. At the recent examination, held at Cardiff, of the Associated Board of the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music, the following pupils of Professor T. Jones, L.R.A.M., A.R.C.O,. were successful: — Harmony and Rudiments Grade: Miss 'Annie Price, Lleiandy, Pontwalby, 87 marks; Miss Annie E. Howell, Post Office, Rhigos, 94 marks. Miss Howell also passed the Higher Division Section for pianoforte playing. At the London College of Music for Pianoforte-playing: Primary Section: Rosie Dash, Gospel Hall Terrace, first class, 92 marks. Elementary Section: Olwen Powell, 35 Merthyr Road, Hirwain, honours certificate; David Thomas, 6 Broniestyn Terrace, Hirwain; Maggie Evans, 20 Llewelyn Street, Trecynon. Intermediate Section: Hilda May Jones, 21 Bwllfa Road, Cwmdare. Advanced Intermediate Grade: Gwyneth Sprod, 18 Commercial Street, Aberdare. Great praise is due to these young aspirants and their teacher.
CWMAMAN CHILD BURNT TO DEATH. T A,V1}qu1estJras held at ^e Cwmaman Institute by Mr. R. J. Rhys on TSay touching the death of Ada James (7) the child of Gwilym James, of BedlwyiT Road Cwmaman, -w-ho sustained burns l V P J °n a loc,al ash-tip on Thurs- on tho s^ccun^3ed to the injuries- on the following Saturday. Evidence- was given to the effect that the child came in contact with some burning paper, with the result that her clothes became ignited, and she suffered severe A A Terdict of "Acci- dental death was returned.
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I.O.G.T. Rev.E. Burges of Mountain Ash, will ADDRESS the Lili'r Dyffryn Lodge at EBENEZER HALL, Trecynon, on MONDAY, MAY 7th, at 8 p.m. Hearty welcome to all. Subject: Defeat or Victory ? NOTICE. THE Aberdare, Mountain Ash and JL District Oil Dealers' Association wish to inform the public that owing to the great Increase in the Wholesale Price of Petroleum Oil, they are com- pelled to Advance the Retail Prices. On and after Saturday, the 5th day of May, 1917, the prices will be as follows 1 pint, 3d.; 1 quart, 5d.; half gallon, lOd.; 1 gallon, Is. 8d. 'White Rose, Is. lOd. per gallon. Level Oil, 6d. per pint. at t )..td.tJadd
I Cadlys Soldier's Distinction. Pte. T. Jones, 2nd Welsh Regt., whose home is in Ann Street, has been in France since the outbreak of the war. He was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry at Neuve Chapelle I in 1915. in November last he was presented with the medal. Also, being home on leave, he received a gold watch at the hands of Sir John Courtis, j on behalf of the Cardiff Tramway Corl poration Employees. He has quite re- cently been awarded the Italian Bronze Medal for gallantry on the field.
Aberdare Doctor Bereaved. A 9orjCassJiaIt>v' Clearing Station or* Apul ^Jid, Second Lieut. W L T Rhvs familiarly known as Tom Rhys' died of wounds received iu action. The gallant soldier was the elder son of Dr. and Mrs. W. LI. Rhys, Penybrvn, Aberdare. He joined the Mechanical transport in the early stages ol the war, and subsequently obtained a com- mission in the Rifle Brigade. General sympathy is expressed towards Dr. and Mrs. Rhys, whose younger son, Jack, is also on active service in Franoe.
r CWMBACH TWINS. Premature Births and Unauthorised Burials. On Wednesday afternoon, at Aber- dare Police Station, before Mr. H. J. Rhys, an inquest was held on the bodies- female. neW"born children, a male and. female. saiddth?taVthl' +2 -R°Se Rovv-' Cwmbach said that the twins were the children 9 j VM0°rr7s daiLghter' Mrs- Cather- ahnn+ vvhose husband died earlv on wfV30' were bori* nnn +? Saturday morning, April 28th, and the mother was attended by Nurse- Walters, Cwmbach. In reply to the Coroner witness said he- did not know who instructed the undertaker to bring. down a coffin and bury the infants. He was sure he did not order same. Nurse Jane Walters said she was wu the case «irIy on Saturday. When she arrived one of the children, .had already been born, and the other was born an hour later. She came to. the conclusion at once that they were- piematurely born, and they were very weak She called on Saturday nIS and they were still weaker. When she visited the house on Sunday the female child was dead, and the male died before she left the room. No doc- tor was called. Coroner: How long have you had Aiigustr 1Ca^e e'VC inou^ls last Coroner: You know very well that you ought to sign a form for the at- tendances of a doctor inj a case like that. You didn't expect them to live f" —No, sir. Coroner: Why didn't you sign the form. —I thought I should see the doc- t°i. I met him on Saturday afternoon and told him. Coroner: If you take my "advice you will carry out in future what I have suggested. If the doctor had called and seen these children before they., died all this trouble of holding an in- quest could have been avoided." Dr. Murphy said he had seen the bodies at the Cemetery Mortuary that (Wednesday) afternoon. The babies were prematurely born-they were under 7 months. He was of opinion that they had been properly attended to at birth. There were no marks on the bodies and they seemed quite natural. H Coroner: There was nothing to sug- gest improper conduct? No; they were delivered naturally. 3 The Coroner was anxious to know who gave instructions to the undertallfer to provide a coffin. The Nurse said that the undertaker in question happened to be down in the street on Sunday, and she suggest- ed to a woman who was in the house to order a coffin, and she wrote a note accordingly. The coffin came on Mon- day and the bodies were taken to the Cemetery, but burial was stopped be- cause these was no certificate. The Coroner remarked that that cleared the air so far as the coffin was concerned. In this country people wanted to be satisfied before a burial took place that death had occurred properly. Supposing in this case there had been an illegal operation, It would be to the interest of the parties to secure a coffin and bury as secretly as possible. It was not the right thing to dispose of bodies in that way, and that was the purpose of inquests-ad- vertise to the public that they cannot play fast and loose with the Burial Laws. A verdict of "Death from natural causes" was returned.