Arguing and Not Fighting. Wm. Vater and Daniel Morgan were summoned at the instance of P.C. Mor- gan for obstructing the roadway by lighting. The constable said that at 10.10 p.m. oh Wednesday, April 18th, he saw the two defendants in Cardiff Road, Aberaman. They were fighting, and a large crowd had gathered round them. When they saw him some young men rushed Vater away, and Morgan was furious and anxious to get hold of Vater. The two defendants now said that they were simply arguing. No blows were struck. Nicholas Goldberg gave evidence for the defence, stating that the men were shoving each other about, but were not fighting. Fined 10s. each.
Did Not See the Constable. Arthur R. Williams, Cwmdare, answered a summons for riding a motor < cvcle furiously. P.C. Banks said that defendant was riding at the rate of 20 miles an hour. I A number of children were about the streets at the time. Defendant: I could never go up Gad- lys Hill at that rate. The machine is too weak. P.C. Banks: It was at the bottom of the Park I saw you. Defendant: Were you standing there P.C. Banks: Yes. Defendant: Well, I didn't see you. (Laughter.) Fined 10s.
Well-known Scorcher. Described as a well-known scorcher, Aneurin Evans, Gadlys, was summoned at the instance of P.C. Banks for rid- ing a bicycle furiously through a crowd of people in Cardiff Street, Aberdare. P.C. Baiiks gave evidence. Defendant when seen later gave the wrong name and address. He did not appear. Fined 20s. or 7 days.
Magistrate Pays for Licence. Caroline Rufferty, of Merthyr, was brought up for peddling without a licence. P.C. Wm. Jones, Trecynon, saw defendant in Cemetery Road sell- ing wire baskets. She was summoned a few weeks ago for a like offence. Defendant said she had a family and no means wherewith to purchase a licence. The summons was dismissed and Col. Morgan undertook to pay the cost of the licence.
Indecent Language. Mary Ellen Williams, Cardiff Road, Aberaman, was heard by P.C. Morgan using indecent language towards a neighbour, and when he remonstrated with her she used similar language to- wards him. She was under the influ- ence of drink. Fined 10s. or 7 days. =======
CLYN NEATH. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in roar best rooms. PERSONAL. Mr. William John Rogers, son of Mrs. Rogers, High Street, is laid up with illness. He is at a training college. NOTICES. On Monday last over 240 miners employed at the Pwllfaron and Aberpergwm Collieries received a notice of 14 days to terminate employ- ment. The Rock and British Rhondda Collieries are already on stop. SERVICES. — On Sunday and Mon- day last anniversary services were held at Capel y Glyn, when the Revs. Ben Evans, Barry, and W. Thomas, Llan- boidy, were the officiating ministers. The Rev. J. T. Evans conducted the services. Mr. D. Price was the pre- centor, and Mr. Thomas John Cole the organist. A WELCOME HOME. On Thursday evening, at the Church Hall, a welcome home concert was given by the Debating and Literary Society to their late secre- tary, Private Oliver J. Evans. The chair was taken by Mr. Jan«s Evans, M.E. Songs were rendered ^y Misses Joanno Jones, Rosina Jones, Millie Price, Mary Phillips, Maggie Jones, M. A. Hopkins, Messrs. Edward Evans, John Walters. Recitations by Messrs. Ivor Morgan, R. Symon, and Arthur Brown. Miss Olwen Morris and Mr. Parry Williams were the accompanists. Private Evans was presented on behalf of the society by Miss Olive Reed, Cwm- gwrach. The Vicar of Aberperg'wm ad- dressed the meeting; also Mr. Harold Harries, M.A., Leatherhead, London, another Glyn Neath boy; Miss M. Thomas, schoolmistress, and Mr. Ben Harries. Private Evans has restarted as teacher at the Council School.
CWMCWRACH. JAY'S easy payment system is easy for you. CALFARIA. On Sunday evening last members of Bethel Sunday School held a special service at the above place. Mr. Richard Jones, of Pont- walby, presided. The service was in- troduced by Mr. Thomas Thomas and Mr. Ben Harries. Master David E. Coombes rendered a solo. Recitation by Miss Maggie Thomas. Solo by Mr. J. Walters. A drama, "Y Gynhadledd Eglwysig (Carmen Harris) was en- acted, the following taking part: Messrs. William Morgan, Urias Rees, David Davies, Benjamin Harris, Tom Thomas, William Harris. Henry Harris, John Bryant, and Richard Jones. Madam Cornelius and Mr. David Davies rendered a duet. Mr. Gurnos Jones, A.C., was the organist. Mr. Thomas Davies closed the meeting.
RH aGOs. DON'T delay, but call on JAY. OBITUARY. It is with regaet we announce the death of Mr. Morgan Mor- gan, of Waungron Farm, who passed away on Monday last at the age of 47 years after a short illness. He was one of the most faithful members of the Wesleyan Chapel. On Thursday the interment took place at Penderyn Churchyard, the Rev. J." T. Evans, Glyn Neath, and the Rev. Mr. Williams (W.), Hirwain, officiating at the house, and the Rev. LI. Jenkins, Rector, at the graveside. The deceased leaves a widow and several children. The chief mourn- ers were: Widow; Philip Morgan, Wil- liam Rees, Evan John, Richard Morgan, Morgan Morgan, sons; Misses Olwen and B. Morgan, daughters; Mr. and Mrs. Llewelyn D. Morgan, son; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Evans, daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Philip Morgan, brother; Mr. and Mrs. Evan Morgan, Penrhiw, brother; Mr. Llewelyn Morgan, nephew; Mr. Morgan R. Morgan, nephew; Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Morgan, Hendre Fawr, uncle; Mrs. Mary Edwards, Cwmhwnt, aunt; Mr. G. Bond, Mrs. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Blandon, and Mr. and Mrs. Rich- ard Morgan, Glyn Neath.
HIRWAIN. LET JAY supply you on their eaay payment system. A. J. PADDOCK wishes to announce that he has a branch shop in Cross Street with a fine selection of Baths, lavatories, Gaefittings, and all Sanitary Goods, and where allnirders for repairs, etc., may be sent. WOUNDED. — Official intimation was received by Mrs. Barnes, of Glanant Street, on Tuesday morning that her son, private Tom Barnes, had been severely wounded about the arm and leg, and is lying in a grave condition. INTERMENT. On Thursday the interment took place at Bryngar Ceme- tery of Mr. David Thomas, of 5 Bethel place. Deceased was 56 years of age, and was well known in the district. The'Rev. J. n. Dewi Williams, B.A., Vicar, officiated. The chief mourners were: Mrs. Thomas, wife; Misses Clara and Elizabeth Thomas, daughters; Mr. Benjamin Thomas, brother-in-law; Mrs. Aldridge, Merthyr Tvdfil. Numer- ous messages of sympathy were received. AN ENTERTAINMENT was held at Mount Pleasant Church on Thursday evening. The Rev. M. P. Moses (pastor) presided. The following items were rendered:—Solo, Mr. Bert Lawton. Dialogue, Miss Mary Elizabeth Jones and friends. Solo, Miss Agnes Matthews. Dialogue, Miss Agnes Matthews and friends. Pianoforte duett, Misses Edmunds and James. Dialogue, Messrs. J. Whalley, W. Bound, and friends. The accompanist was Mrs. Lo wton. WELCOME. — A large number as- sembled at Zion English Baptist Church on Wednesday to welcome the new pastor, the Rev. David Rees, the recently- ordained minister of Beulah English Church, Aberaman, and Zion, Hirwain. The following presided at the tea tables:—Mrs. Hainan, Miss M. Jones, Mrs. W. Morgan, Miss Nancy Morgan, Miss E. Brock, Miss L. Jones, Miss Gorse, and Mrs. S. Meaden. In the evening Mr. Thomas Jones, J.P., presided, and gave an address. Pianoforte solo, Master Ifuan G. Morgan. Solo, Miss Mary Evans, Aberaman. Address, Rev. E. Wern Williams, Nebo. Recitation, Miss Hooker, Aberaman. Address, Rev. M. P. Moses, Mount Pleasant. Solo, Miss M. Eva ns. Address, Rev. E. Cefni Jones, I Ramoth. All who took part were ac- corded a vote of thanks on the proposal of Messrs. Watts and J. Bosher, Aber- iman. Mrs. Watts, Aberaman, was the accompanist. Messrs. James Meaden ind S. Menden rendered good service, The Rev. David Rees is well known in Hirwain. having been brought up at t Ramoth Church. <
CWMBACH. DON'T delay, but call at JAY. JOIN our Shoe Club now. Get your goods when you like.—Lewis, 1 Canon Street, Aberdare. I PULPIT. The pulpit of St. Mary Magdalene's Church was on Sunday evening last occupied by the Rev. C. G. Wright, B.A., Aberdare. WOUNDED. — Mr. John Lloyd, of Tirfounder Road, has received intima- tion from his son, Lance-Corporal Daniel Lloyd, Seaforth Highlanders, that ne has been wounded, and is now in hospital at Leeds. The same shell that wounded him killed both comrades each side of him.—Mr. Thomas Davies, of 23 Timothy Row, has received intimation from the War Office that his son, Private D. J. Davies, 19th Cheshire Regiment, is lying seriously ill at the 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, suffering from pleurisy. ON LEAVE. Private Absalom Curnow, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Curnow, of 1 Seion Place, has been home on leave. Private Curnow, who is in the Welsh Regiment, was recently frost- bitten in France, and is expecting to be drafted out to Egypt.—Private M. D. T. Williams, nephew of Mr. Thomas David, Abernantygroes Farm, has been dis- charged owing to an injury to his foot caused by shrapnel out in France.— Private D. J. Lewis, of Daniel Street, has also been discharged as medically unfit. He was stationed at Rhyl. The two last named were previously em- ployed by the Cwmbach Co-operative Society. DEATHS. We regret to record the death of Mr. Richard Doughton, of Rose Row, who passed away on Friday last after a brief illness. The deceased was a faithful member and Sundav School teacher at Bethania (B.) Church. The deepest sympathy is felt towards the family.—On Wednesday last Mr. Wil- liam Jenkins, of Bridge Road, agent to the Prudential Assurance Company, passed away after a brief illness.—On Saturday afternoon last Mrs. David, wife of Private W. R. David, and third daughter of Mr. John Lewis, Pant Farm, passed away at the home of her parents after a lingering illness. The deceased leaves a husband, who is on active ser- vice in France, and four children, to- wards whom much sympathy is felt.—On Monday afternoon last Mrs. M. A. Langford passed away at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. B. Shepherd, Canal Terrace. The family are the ob- jects of general sympathy.
ABERAMAN. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in ronr best room1*. GARDEN SEEDS.—Only first prize aeeds stocked. Choicest selection at Emrys Evans', M.P.S., Victoria Square. OBITUARY. We regret to chronicle the death of Mr. David John Williams, 327 Cardiff Road, which took place on Wednesday morning. In Janary, 1916, he sustained an accident to his back and foot at the Cwmneol P.D. Colliery. De- ceased was 33 years of age. He was the son of Mrs. Charlotte Williams, Ynys- cynon, Cwmbach. He leaves a widow and three children, who are the objects of general sympathy. REHEARSAL. On Monday evening a rehearsal for the Adult Cymanfa of the Lower District Congregational Churches was held. The churches repre- sented were: Saron, Aberaman Noddfa, Godreaman; .Bryn Seion, Cwmbach; Bethlehem, Abercwmboi; Moriah Aman, Cwmaman, and Soar, Aberdare. The Rev. H. P. Jenkins opened the meeting, and Mr. William James offered prayer. The conductor was Mr. Thomas Morris, Noddfa; organist, Mr. Fred Rees, Cwm- bach. The anthems rendered were: "Mor Hawddgar yw Dy Bebyll" and "Ceisiwch yr Arglwydd." The trio was rendered by Messrs. John Lloyd, Cwm- bach loan Isaac, Cwmaman, and Miss Annie Mary Phillips. MATRIMONIAL. On Wednesday morning Nazareth (C.M.), Aberdare, was the venue of a quiet wedding. The bride was Miss Elizabeth Ann James, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John James, 1 Abergwawr Street, and Mr. Richard John Morgan, eldest son of Mr. Aaron Morgan, 62c Brook Street. The Rev. R. Williams, Nazareth, officiated. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. David William James, and wore a navy blue dress with a white hat. Mr. Joseph Morgan, brother, of the bridegroom, acted as best man. At the bride's parents' home a sumptuous breakfast had been prepared. There were present several relatives and friends. The honeymoon was spent at Swansea. WEDDING. Calfaria (B.) Church, Aberdare, was the scene of a very pretty motor wedding on Monday morn- ing last. The contracting parties were' Miss Maggm N. Chnningliam, daughter of Mrs. William Evans, 63 Brook Street, and of the late Mr. John Cunningham, and Mr. George Henry Evans, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexandra Evans, 17b Fforchaman Road, Cwmaman. The Rev. T. Lloyd Rees, Gwawr (B.), per- formed the ceremony. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. Thomas John Cunning'ham, was attired in a navy blue costume with hat to match. She was attended by Miss Annie Evans. sister of the bridegroom, who was similarly dressed to the bride. At the bride's parents' home a sumptuous repast was partaken of. In addition to the wedding party thete were present: Mother of the bride and step- father; Parents of the bridegroom; Mrs. T. Cunningham, sister-in-law; Rev. T. Lloyd Hees. Mrs. Mary A. Hughes, Mrs. Margaret Williams, Miss Mary Hughes, and several other friends. The young couple left afterwards to spend the day at Swansea. WAR NEWS. Private Myrddin Howeils, of the Middlesex Regiment, stationed at Watford, London, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Howells, Griffin Inn, was home on leave last week. He was a clerk at the Council Offices prior to his enlistment. His brother, Lance- Corporal Gwilym Howells, 5th Welsh, who is attached to the Egyptian Forces, was in the recent battle with the Turks in Palestine. He has been out 16 months. He joined in September, 1914. He was formerly a fitter at Lletty Shenkin Colliery, P.D. Company. Ap- pended are extracts from a letter re- ceived by his parents —"We went into action on the 26th of March. I am quite alright through it all. Glyn Jones, Tommy Powell and I were to- gether last night. All of us are in the pink. Please do send on somc-cigarettes, as we have all been days without anv. The boys have been smoking tea leaves 0 here. If you know of anyone who would like to do something for the boys nut here advise them to send on cigs. Our battalion has had a fine name, having been acknowledged the best out of many divisions in the last big fight. All the boys were laughing and joking when the bullets were whizzing around them."
Aberdare Police Court. On Wednesday, May 2nd, before Messrs. R. A. Griffith (Stipendiary), D. P- Davies, Col. M. Morgan, F. W. Mander, Wm. Roes and Illtyd Hopkins.
Drunks. John Williams, Incline Row, Cwm- aman, 12s.; Jeremiah Collins, Godre- j aman, 12s.; Robert Jones, Jubilee] Road, Godreman, 12s.; Chas. Watkins, Gadlys, 12s.; Henry Mallett, in Market Lane, Aberdare, 12s.
Revolver. Richard Brown, 33 Jenkin Street, Aberdare, was summoned (1) for being drunk and disorderly; (2) assaulting P.C. Evan R. Evans, and (3) assault- ing Miss Margaret Davies, Bird in Hand Inn. Mr. T. W. Griffiths de-I fended. Margaret Davies said that last Mon- day night prisoner came to the Bird in Hand and wanted to be served after 9 p.m. He was drunk. She refused to serve him, and he struck her a blow in the face. He then left the house and came back some time later to apologise, but she took no notice of him. P.C. Evan R; Evans deposed that at 10.15 p.m. on Monday night he was proceeding through Monk Street in plain clothes. Several persons com- plained to him that prisoner had been assaulting them, and that he had a dangerous weapon ill his possession. Witness approached Brown and saw the revolver in his hand. Prisoner said: "You are not going to take me," and he (prisoner) struck him several times in the chest. Witness was pushed against a wall and he had a severe struggle with him. Prisoner's wife came upon the scene and tried to pre- vent witness taking her husband away. A man named Davies also got hold of prisoner and tried to prevent witness taking him into custody. P.C. George came along and with his assistance Brown was conveyed to the Police Station. By Mr. T. W. Griffiths: Witness did not see a crowd attacking Brown. By Super. Rees He had received complaints that prisoner had struck 5 persons with a revolver, one of them seriously. Inspector Griffiths said he was in the Police Station when prisoner was brought in. He was drunk and very violent. The following morning a man brought a revolver to the Police Station. It had been found near the spot where the scuffle took place, and prisoner claimed it. It was a. toy re- volver. Mr. Griffiths addressed the Bench on behalf of prisoner, who, he said, was very sorry for having assaulted Miss Davies and the constable. He was fol- lowed out of the Bird in Hand by 3 or 4 customers, who threatened him. He then ran into his house and brought out a long toy revolver and struck out left and right, and injured four or live persons. Prisoner was infuriated by the crowd, and had become violent under the influence of drin^. Mr. Griffiths added that his client was a discharged Army man and had been through the South African War. He was quite willing to compensate those whom he had injured. Super. Rees remarked that since prisoner lived in Aberdare he had been loafing about and visiting low- class public-houses, and lived on betting and gambling. He was a very low type of man. Mr. Griffiths: He has a private in- come of E12 a month. The Stipendiary said that the Bench had been imposing severe penalties on licensees for selling intoxicants during prohibited hours. The Bench would he equally severe with others who tried to induce publicans to serve them out of proper hours. Defendant would be fined 20s. for being drunk and disorder- ly; 20s. or 7 days for assaulting the police, and 40s. or 11 days for assault- ing the young lady.
Cwmdare Dog to be Destroyed. James Stansfield, Cwmdare, answered a charge of keeping a dangerous dog. Alfred Strange, Cwmdare, deposed that on April 11th, at 4 p.m., he was at Pentwyn Farm, when he saw a big black dog chasing sheep. Witness drove the dog away, and watched him go to defendant's house. He followed and spoke to Mrs. Stansfield, who promised to keep the dog under con- trol. On the 20th ult. he again saw the same dog chasing two lambs, catch- ing hold of one by the side. The dog was a cross between h bull terrier and a black and tan. The Bench made an order to destroy the dog, and defendant was ordered to pay costs.
No Collar. ] Edwin Evans, Aberaman,. charged with allowing his Pomeranian dog to stray without a collar on, said that someone must have let the dog loose. P.S. Lane, Cwmaman, said that the dog was chasing sheep on Cwmneol Farm. Summons dismissed on payment of costs.
Gaming on the Pavement. Reynold Loring, David Russell, Jas. Jones, Sydney Thomas, Elfryn Davies and Robert Powell, six youths, lined up in a row in the dock to answer a charge of gaming with cards on the highway. P.S. Lane said that at 3.30 p.m. on April 21st the defendants were sitting on the pavement in Neol Street, Cwm- afnan. They were playing "banker," the cards being dealt out by Loring. He was within 6 yards of them when they saw him, and Loring said: "I was only showing these boys a trick." Gambling with cards, added the .sergeant, was very prevalent at Cwm- aman. The offenders had scouts posted in various places to watch the police. All the boys denied gaming. The cases were dismissed on payment of costs, and defendants were warned not to repeat the offence.
A Quartette Caught. Jas. M. Allen, Edgar Baker, Thos. J. Lewis, and James Lewis, of Aber- aman, were seen playing cards on Sun- day, April 22nd, near Blaengwawr Farm. P.C. Morgan saw the defend- ants, who ran away, leaving a pack of cards and 3d. on the ground. Cases dismissed with a warning, de- fendants to pay costs.
Daring Theft of Fowls. Frederick Beynon, Aberdare, an em- ployee of the T.V.R. Co., was charged with stealing two fowls, value 14/6, the property of David Williams, 16 Cardiff Road, Aberdare. Mr. W. Thomas de- fended. Williams said he was the manager of the Crown Bottling Stores. He kept fowls in a coach-house at the rear of Rose Cottage. When he retired on the night of April 26th the fowls. were safe and the cot locked. At 4 a.m. the following morning he heard a row in the hen house, but could not go to see what the matter was, being a hope- less cripple. Later he learnt that two of his fowls were missing. P.C. White said that he was on duty at 4 a.m. on April 27th in Cardiff Road, when he heard a noise as if some fowls were being disturbed. He turned his light on and saw a man standing "near the doorway leading to the rear of 16 Cardiff Road. The man turned out to be the prisoner, who said: "It i.. all right; 1 have done nothing wroiig." On going towards the cot witness found a sack containing two fowls, and jjns- oner remarked: Let me put them back and no one need be any the wiser for it. I have been 23 years on the Taff, and if anyone knows of vnis 1 shall have the sack." The constable added that he found a file near the hen- cot, which had been used to open the lock. The lock and a pincers were found in prisoner's pocket. Mr. W. Thomas pleaded guilty on behalf of defendant, and said that de- fendant had lived in this district all his life, having been in the employ of the T.V.R. Co. for nearly 25 years. There was no previous charge against him. He had had some trouble at home owing to the illness of his wife, and gave way to sudden temptation. Stipendiary Why did he carry those tools in his pocket? Mr. Thomas: He was on his way home from work, and he wanted to use them for some purpose at home. The Stipendiary said they were sorry to see a man with such a good record in that position. I The Bench were at all times disposed to give effect to the First Offenders Act, and personally he always thought it better to rescue a man "than push him over the precipice. He would have been glad if that were possible in this case, but the offence was such a serious one—the defendant behaved like a practised burglai--that the least they could do was to inflict a fine of C5 or 31 days.
Weak Milk at Hirwain. Wni. Evans, Mount Pleasant Inn, Hirwain, sold milk to Super. Rees which, when analysed, was found to be 11 per cent. deficient in butter fat. Mrs. Evans, who appeared in Court, said that the frost must have affected her cows. Fined 40s. and costs.
Maintenance Arrears. Warrant Officer Richards, on behalf of the Guardians, summoned Wm. Marsh, Gadlys, for being in arrears on a maintenance order made against him to pay 2s. a week towards his mother, who was in receipt of Ss. 6d. per week out-door relief. Mr Richards said that defendant had been ill and now pro- mised to pay.—Order to pay regularly. David Harris, picture framer, Ynys- Iwyd Street, Aberdare, was 17s. 6d. in arrears on an order to pay towards his lather, who had become chargeable to the Union. The Aberdare Tribunal, said Mr. Richards, had ordered defend- ant to take up some work of national importance, but he had not yet succeed- ed in obtaining such work. Order to pay forthwith.
MOUNTAIN ASH JOTTINGS. I BY LUCIFER. Mr. Bruce Jones has been installed as the chairman of the Education Com- m it tea for the ensuing year.' He could have reached the chair a. few years ago, but declined the honour. Last year, however, lie was prevailed to accept the vice-chairmanship, and on Tuesday last the annual "meeting came round and he was "moved up." As a rule the Council and Education Committee are a very happy family, and "scenes" are few and far between. There are more jokes than cross words, and more smiles than nasty looks. Mr. Bruce Jones undoubtedly stands first as a humorist, though there are two or three others, Surgeon Major Morgan for instance, whose wit convulse the house occasionally. Mr. Bruce Jones, as most people in the district know, is the agent of the Dowlais Cardiff Colliery, Abercynon, one of the largest collieries in South Wales. He has represented Abercynon on the Council for a large number of years, and he passed through the chair of the Council about 7 years ago. Abercynon people think very highly of him, and he in his turn thinks highly of Abercynon, the interests of which town he zealously guards on the local municipal authority. I Abercynon may now also boast the possession of the vice-chair, for Mrs. Williams, who has sat on the Education Committee for several years, is an Abercynon lady, the wife of Mr. \V. G. Williams, chemist. This is the first time ff#- a lady to be elected to the chair at Mountain Ash, but in Aberdare Mrs. Rose Davies, the co-opted mem- ber on the Aberdare Education Authori- ty, was chairman 2 years ago, and had a most successful year of office. The price of paper is giving the Mountain Ash Education Committee some trouble, and they hesitate, as they well may, when they are asked to pay 225 per cent. more than they (lict, in those glorious pre-war days. Yet. this increase is not at all unreasonable compared to what other people have to pay just now. Newspaper owners, for instance, have to pay an advanced price of 375 per cent, for the paper which they use for their newspapers. The cry is "Back to slates," and the' Director- of Education has been com- missioned to report on the merits of both systems—slates and paper. We are moving backwards every day. Here we have come to slates instead of paper, and soon we shall be eating rye bread instead of wheat flour bread. The additional grants which will ac- crue from the new proposals of the Pre- sident of the Board of Education come to a fairly substantial amount. In Mountain Ash the Director has worked it out at 1:4 200. Mr. Thos. Jones, Penrhiwceiber, was quick to arrive at the equivalent in the District Rate, viz., 6d. in the jE. But, alas, poor ratepayer, thy purse will not be the better to that extent.' The zC4,200 wii] soon be swallowed up in increased teachers' salaries, and the hundred and one things that have doubled- and trebled in price since the British Ex- peditionary Force crossed over to France.
RESOLVEN INDUCTION SERVICE. On Thursday, 19th ult., an impressive service was held at Tabernacle C.M. Chapel, Resolven, to welcome the Rev. David Evans, late Coedpenmaen, Pontypridd, as pastor of the church. The Rev. Wm. Jones, Fforest, Aber- dulais, presided. The services having been introduced by Rev. D. G. Wil- liams, Glyn Neath, the president de- livered an appropriate address. Mr. Thomas Davies (deacon) gave a brief account of the call. His words were endorsed by Mr. Lewis Evans (deacon). Mr. Evans, the new pastor, next spoke, and did so with some emotion. He would give the church the best he possi- bly could, and he asked them of their best by way of sympathy, co-operation I and prayer. Mr. John Davies (secre- tary of the church) mentioned that he had received letters from the following persons regretting inability to be pres- ent and expressing sincere wishes for success of both church und pastor:- The Vicar of Resolven; Revs. H. W. Thomas, Porth; D. Hughes, Seven Sisters: Messrs. W. Jones, M.A., Porth; Inspector J. Evans, Car- marthen (late Resolven); W. Thomas, Cwmavon. Kind and appreciative words were spoken of Mr. Evans by Mr. Alfred Felix (representing Coed- penmaen Church); Mr. Richard Lewis, Porth, and Rev. J. J. Jones, B.A., Mr. Alfred Felix (representing Coed- penmaen Church); Mr. Richard Lewis, Porth, and Rev. J. J. Jones, B.A., B.D., Trefforest. All testified that Mr. Evans was a diligent minister, an I acceptable preacher, and a reliable friend. They wished him and the church God's blessing. Further appre- ciative remarks were made by jyir. James Clement, Skewen; Revs. T. Williams, Eng. C.M., Abercynon, late Resolven; T. Davies, Cilfrew Davies (B.), Resolven; T. R. Evans, C.M., Neath. The Rev. Mr. Lloyd, Eng. B., Resolven, closed in prayer.
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GODREAMAN. ALL trains and buses lead you to A Y'S. THE INTERMENT of the remains of Miss Mary Ann Thomas, 136 Brynmair Ed., took place on Thursday at the Aber- dare Old Cemetery! The Rev. Mr. Davies, pastor-elect of Noddfa Congregation il Church, officiated. The mourners were: First coach, Mother; Lilian, Mrs. R. J. Lewis, Mrs. W. L. Davies, and VIw. M. Davies, sisters; Mrs. W. Thomas, sistei- in-law; Violet, Irene, and Blodwen, nieces; Clifford, nephew; Mattie, cousin; 2nd coach, Mrs. W. Thomas and Mrs. Parry, aunts; Mrs. G. West, Miss E. A. Thomas, Lizzie, Annie and Maggie George, cousins; 3rd coach, Mrs. W. Thomas, aunt; Marian Thomas, Mrs. W. Vater, Mrs. Rasin, Willie Raymond Thomas, cousins; Messrs. Walter Thomas, brother; William Thomas an 1 Thomas Thomas, uncles; Lewis Davies and M ontague Davies, brothers-in-law; Rees Thomas, Richard John Thomas, David George, Thomas John Thomas, John Thomas And Lewis Simpson, uncles and cousins. W reaths were given by: (1) Mother and sister (Lilian); (2) Mrs. R. J. Lewis, sister; (3) Mr. and Mrs. \V. L. Davies, sister and brother-in-law; (4) Mr. and Mrs. M. Davies, sister and brother-in-law; (5) Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas, uncle and aunt; (6) Cwmaman Young Choristers' Choir; (7) Noddia. Sunday School; (8) Neighbours; (9) Miss Lizzie Jones; (10) May and Emlyn Davies. PRESENTATIONS. On Thursday evening a reception tea was held at Bethany Congregational Chapel. At the tables were: Mesdames Rogers, Summers, Eyle-, Tom Jones, Thomas, Clarence Terrace; Davies, Gladstone Street; Kerslake, Misses Bernice Wil- liams, M. H. Davies, Florence Allen, and Lily Davies. The chairman, Dr. Moffit, explained the purpose of the meeting, which was most especially to welcome the pastor's wife to the place. He wished the pastor, Rev. D. Smith, and his wife long life and happiness, and hoped that they would be many years at Bethany. They were also going to acknowledge in a small way the noble services rendered by the late secretary of the church, Mr. James Phillips, Bel- mont Terrace, who has acted energeti- cally as secretary of the church for 17 years, and was one of the founders of the cause at Godreaman. He was a man that they all esteemed as a faithful and earnest worker. Mr. Phillips was still a member of the diaconate at Bethany. A solo was then rendered by Miss Novello May Moses. A presentation was made on behalf of the church by Mrs. Summers of a number of very useful books to the pastor in a few touching remarks. Following was a presentation from the pastor's Sunday School Class of a silver egg stand, and a cruet from two mem- bers of the class. The pastor responded in a few suitable words. Mr. T. Mill- som hoped that the books would be of great value to the pastor. Mr. James Phillips also spoke briefly. The pre- sentation to Mrs. Smith was made by Mrs. Tranter, Cwmaman, an old member of Bethany, on behalf of the church. The gift was a very beautiful dinner service. Mrs. Smith responded in a few well- chosen words. Solo by Miss Doris Lake. Speech by Mr. G. Summers. Solo by Miss Annie Prosser. Mr. James Phillips was then presented on behalf of the church by Mrs. George Badham with a beautiful marble clock suitably engraved. Mr. Phillips, in responding, gave the history of the church from its 1- ginning. A vote of thanks was proposed to the chairman by Mr. Tom Jones, and seconded by Mr. Tom Powell. Mr. David D. Badham had made the arrangements. Miss Eva Smith and Mr. George Moses acted as accompanists.
ABERCWMBOI. YOU will be pleased after calling at JAY'S. • PULPIT. Mr. Afanydd Morgan, Aberdare, occupied the pulpit of Bethie- iiem C.) on Sunday last. INQUEST. On Saturday William Spurry, of 36 Bronallt Terrace, who met with an accident at the Aberaman Colliery a month ago, as reported in a previous issue, succumbed to his in- juries. On Tuesday Mr. R. J. Rhys, District Coroner, held an inquest at the jL-.Vidcnce was given to the effect that deceased fell under a tram of coal, and was dragged some distance.— Dr. Horgan, who attended him, stated that he was suffering from a compound fracture of the thigh, a fractured breast bone, and a fractured spine.—Mr. A. NA-. Rake, M.E., under-manager, explained the place of the workings.—A verdict of "Accidental death was returned. DEATH AND INTERMENT. — On Sunday, April 22, Mr. Herbert Evans, a native of Maenciochog, Pembrokeshire, who was staying with his daughter, Mrs. George Brackston, 54 John Street, passed away after a short illness. The interment took place on Thursday at the Aberdare Cemetery. The Rev. M. Jenkins officiated. The mourners were: First coach, Mrs. M. A. Brackstone, Mrs. Martha Williams, and Mrs. Margaret Evans, daughters; Misses M. J. Jones, Megan Jones, and Anna Jones, nieces; Misses Sarah Ann Williams, Doris and Rosa Brackston, grand-children; 2nd coaehj Mrs. Evans, Aberaman; Mrs. A. Morris, Nurse James, Mrs. E. Davies, Curie Street; Mrs. Sturgess, Mrs. Evans, John Street, and Mrs. Evans, Jenkin Street; Eurfryn and Merlyn Brackston, grandchildren. Following the hearse were: Messrs. George Brack- ston, Tom Williams and James Evans, sons-in-law; Bertie Brackston, grand- son Evan Davis, Griffith Evans, Daniel Evans, Herbert J. Evans, David Jones, and Brinley Phillips, nephews; Mr. Isaac Edmunds (Alaw Sylen), friend of deceased. Letters of sympathy were received from Private Evan Williams, nephew, who is at. Dunstan Hospital, Northampton; Messrs. Richard Francis and Albert Francis, Pembrokeshire, and Private Emlyn Evans, grandson, who is at Southport Hospital. Also a letter was received on the day of the funeral roni Mr. John Evans, Ladysmith, Vancouver, North America, son "of de- ceased, anxiously enquiring about his father's health. Printed and Published at their Printing Works, 19 Cardiff Street, Aberdare, in the County of Glamorgan, bv the Proprietors, W. Pugh and J. L. Rowlands.