CODREAMAN. JAY'S furniture is worth placing im four best rooms. PREACHING SERVICES. The annual preaching services of Hebron (C.M.) were held on Saturday evening, Sunday and Monday last. The preachers were the Revs. W. E. Prytherch, Swansea, and T. E. Davies, Treorchy. The precentor was Mr. William Rees, and the organist Mr. Evan Jone9, Cwm- aman.
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PENRHIWCEIBER. JAY'S easy payment system is easy tor you. INTERMENT. The remains of Miss Annie Jane Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Williams, 1 Glanlay Street, were laid to rest at Maesyr- arian Cemetery on Thursday last. She had been ill for a considerable time. She was in her 13th year. The Rev. David Jones, M.A., officiated. The following were the mourners: Parents; Miss Mary Williams, sister; Messrs. Rees, Gwilym and David John Williams, brothers; Mr. and Mrs. Evans, Cockett, uncle and aunt; Mr. James Williams (Ap Valant), grand- father; Rev. Richard Williams, Aber- dare, and Mr. Gwilym Rees, uncles, and Mr. William Rees, cousin. A large num- ber of deceased's schoolmates attended. MILITARY. Private Albert H. Curtiss, 4a Penybryn Terrace, is now home on furlough from France. He ar- rived on Tuesday week. He enlisted in July, 1915, in the 3rd Welsh, and under- went training at Cardiff and Barry. He was then drafted to France. He went with the transport section to Ypres and thence to Neuve Chapelle. He was taken ill, and spent some time at Warrington Hospital. He will go on Saturday next to Cheshire. and probably afterwards to France. All wish him the best of luck. —.
GENERAL WORKERS' UNION. T>o fifth annual banquet of the local i>r;i ;ifh of the General Workers' Union v,<is held on Thursday evening at the King's Head, Aberaman. Host and Hostess Dan Hughes catered. The tables were laid by Mrs. Beddoe, Thorn Ki'tel, Abercynon. The waiters were: Mrs. Thomas and Miss Thomas, Aber- aman; Mrs. Davies, Abercynon; Miss Meredith, Mrs. Davies and Mrs. Evans, Aberaman; Messrs. William Finn, T. M. Lloyd and William Daniels. After the supper a concert and presentation meet- ing took place, Mr. W. Victor Morgan, District Secretary, presiding, supported by Mr. C. B. Stanton. M.P., Dr. Hill, Aberaman; Messrs. Arthur Norton, Gomer Rosser. chairman of the local branch, and R. M. Evans, local secre- tary. The chairman read letters re- gretting inability to attend from Mr. J. R Clynes, M.P., President of the Union; Mr. Will Thorne, M.P., General Secretary, who is one of the deputation sent by the Government to Petrograd to convey to the new Russian Government the greetings of the British and French democracy, and where he is still de- tained; Henry Pickard, General Or- ganiser. Scotland, and Harry Morris, President of the District. He (the chairman) was pleased to be present at the fifth annual supper, but regretted the absence of Mr. Will Thorne. He hoped when Thorne would return that we should hear of his experience of Free Russia, and get some lessons on a Free England. The arrangements for the taking over of Mr. Ben Tillet and the 70.000 members are about complete, and this will now raise the membership of the General Workers' Union to 270,000. A song was given by Mr. G. D. Phillips. Selection by Crawford, John- son and Brewer, instrumentalists. Duet, Harry Zaal and friend. Mr. C. B. Stanton, M.P., who was given a rousing reception, expressed his regret at the absence of Mr. Will Thorne, M.P., of whom they had every reason to be proud, and who had con- veyed to Russia the true feeling of the real labour Party in this country. Although war was raging we were not yet down-hearted, and whilst we had not yet mastered the Huns and their devilish submarine campaign, there was no cause for being disheartened, because we had shown our superiority with the "contemptible little Army on land, and this was due in no small measure to the unswerving loyalty of all true Trade Unionists in this coun- try. The progress of the Allies had amazed the whole world. The or- ganisation of the General Workers' Union was to protect the interests of its members, and he appealed to all non- unionists to play the game by joining the Union. The war would prove a great awakening and would teach the workers that as British Trade Unionists they would serve themselves best by being loyal and true to their Mother- land. Referring to the new tax on tobacco Mr. -Stanton did not believe that Mr. Bonar Law had been fair, as the tax would only enable the manu- facturers to pile up their illgotten profits. He assured the audience that he would raise the matter in the House. (Cheers.) Comic songs were sung by Messrs. David Lewis and Tom Jenkins. Selection by a Russian Troupe of Singers and Dancers. The presentation to the local branch secretary, Mr. R. M. Evans, followed. Mr. Gomer Rosser, chairman of the branch, spoke on behalf of the presentation com- mittee, and testified to the valuable services rendered by the secretary to the branch locally and the organisation in general during' his term of office. Mr. Evans was not resigning from office. Messrs. George Hobbs and Percy Price, members of the Presentation Committee,, spoke. Mr. C. B. Stanton spoke of his connection with Mr. Evans, and referred to the assistance given him in his recent election. Mr. Victor Morgan made the pre- sentation on behalf of the branch of a roll top desk, suitably inscribed. He had found the recipient one of the best of secretaries. He bad not only ren- dered good services to his branch but to the whole district of the General Work- ers, whom he is now serving as a mem- ber on the Executive Committee of the District. He was pleased to hand Mr. Evans the gift which was a recognition of the local members' appreciation of his services.—Mr. Evans responded thankfully. He said that in spite of all opposition they still remained the strong- est Mechancal Branch throughout the South Wales coalfield. Daily Jones then sang. Mr. Arthur Norton, general manager Grand Theatre, was then presented with a gold wrist watch by a few of his friends. Mr. C. B. Stanton, who made the presenta- tion, said that all charitable causes had secured Mr. Norton's support.- Mr. J. Palmer (Chairman of the War Heroes' Fund) and Atr. J. H. Jones also spoke.—Mr. Norton briefly responded.— Thanks to the chairman and artistes was proposed by Sir Roger Thomas, R.A.O.B.—A vote of thanks to the Host and Hostess was moved by Mr. Gomer Rosser, seconded by Mr. George Hobbs. Mr. Henry Zaal sang "God Save the King," and Mr. Gwilym D. Phillips "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau/' The secretary was Mr. Walter Davies, and the treasurer Mr. George Neale. Accom- I panist, Mr. 1 U,;1 Williams. At the recent ballot of the South I ¡ Wales and 'Monmouth l)i •strict f,r a I delegate to the Sunderland Coherence I Mr. M. Evans was appointed.
CYMANFA CANU. The 41st annual singing festival of the Congregationalists (lower Aberdare) was held on Monday last. There were huge attendances, and excellent singing throughout the day. The morning meet- ing was held at Noddfa, Godreaman, the Rev. H. P. Jenkins. Saron, pre- siding. An address was given by the Hpv. H. A. Davies, late Moriah Aman. The afternoon and i evening meetings were held at Saron. when the Revs. R.. 11. Davies, B.A.. Cwnibach, and B. Davies, Abercwmboi, presided respective- ly. The conductor was Mr. Thomas Morris, Noddfa. The preparatory con- ductors were: Messrs. J. D. Harris. Saron John Lloyd. Bryn Seion. Cwm- bach; Philip Rees. A.C., Bethlehem, Abercwmboi; ]1. R. Davies. Soar, Aber- dare, and Rhys Thomas. Moriah Aman. The accompanist was Professor Jonah Rees, Abercwmboi, who was clad in khnki. The following anthems were « ell rendered —"Mor hawddgar yw Dv Bebyll and "Ceisiwch yr Arglwydd," and a chant, "Teml yr Arglwydd." Tn the evening Mr. Roger Williams, Noddfa. rendered a solo. The trio part in the anthem was taken by Miss Annie Mary Phillips, Cwmaman; Messrs. Roger Williams and loan Isaac. Mr. Handel Harris was the secretary.
FOOD ECONOMY. A Public Meeting Will be held at the MARKET HALL, ABERDARE, On SUNDAY, 13th MAY, 1917, at 7.30 p.m. To urge the serious need for economy in the consumption of Food during the present crisis. SPEAKERS: Qt Hon. W. BRACE, M.P., Under Secretary for the Home Office. Mr. EDGAR JONES, M.P., AND I Mr. C3 B. STANTON, M.P. CHAIRMAN CHAS. KENSHOLE, Esq., High Constable.
PENDERYN. JAY'S furniture ia worth placing in your best rooms. INTERMENT. — On Tuesday, May 1st, the remains of Mrs. Catherine Harris, widow of the late MT. bamuel Harris, weaver were interred at Pen- deryn Graveyard, the Rector officiating. Mrs. Harris, who was 83 years of age, came to Penderyn from Newcastle- Emlyn many years ago. Her husband died live years ago.
TRfcCYNON. JAY'S easy payment system is 8MJ for you. I.O.G.T. A meeting of Lili'r Dyffryn Lodge was held on Monday evemng, May 7th, at Ebenezer Hall. Bro. Richard Evans, District Councillor, opened the meeting in prayer. Bro. L. Cooke, District Chief Templar, pre- sided, and gave a short address. The Rev. E. Burges, of Mountain Ash, de- livered an eloquent and inspiring address on "Defeat or Victory." Bro. T. Beynon, Chief Templar of the Lodge, proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the speaker for his able address, and Bro. Richard Evans seconded. The meeting was closed in prayer by the Rev. E. Burges.. "PUSS IN BOOTS." A splendid performance of the operetta, "Puss in Boots" was given in full character by the St Fagan's Children's Choir at the Public Hall on May 2nd and 3rd. The Conductress was Miss E. Lewis. The "hief characters were taken as follows: Puss in Boots, Lewis Jones. Ralph, Kenneth Berry. Tom, Thomas Thomas. Sam, Oswald Jones. Old King Cole, David Richard Howells. Rum-Ter- Tum, William David Jones. The Ogre, ^lr. George Lewie. Fairy Queen, Miss Irene Edwards. Princess, Miss Edna James. The accompanists were Mr. M. J. Davies and Miss E. A. Davies. Dance Instructress, Miss Sadie Williams. The Rev. R, Jones, Vicar, presided. The Proceeds go towards the Electric Light Fund of the Parish Church. The choir, conductress and the variolis characters all acquitted themselves admirably.
ABERDARE. JAY'S furniture is worth placing i* your beet rooms. ST. ELVAN'S. — On Sunday morning there was a choral celebration of the Holy Communion sung to Martin Shaw in D The Vicar was celebrant, and the Rev. C. G. Wright preached the sermon. At the evening service the Canticles were sung to Barnby's setting. The Rev. D. J. Wills officiated. CAR-MEL (B.). Councillor Griffith J. Harris. Skewen, was the preacher at Carmel English Baptist Church on Sun- day. In the morning he addressed the children on "Trust," taking as his text Acts 17. 25. Afterwards he preached from Luke 8. 39. What we wanted in these days above all things, he emphasised, was evidence of God, not in creed as much as in character. The age wanted personal testimony. Some men, when asked to give testimony at a church meeting, would answer, I have nothing to say." That was a con- temptible position to be in, especially in these davs when we ought to haye so much to say. The silence of Christian people had cursed the world.
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CWMBACH. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in yonr bept rooms. Vtiot1c ON LEAVE. — Driver Alfred Evans, son of h. and Mrs. W. Evans, Farmer's Arms, is now home on leave. Tie will probably be discharged soon owing to a wound in his leg- ST? MARY MAGDALENE'S. On Sunday evening Mr. F. W. i Mellor officiated. He read the Kings pro- clamation, urging the strictest economy in the consumption of food. "God save the King" was sung. Miss M. Jones presided at the organ. FUNERAL. The funeral of Mr. Richard Doughton, aged 43 years, of 11 Rose Row, took place on Wednesday at ,0i", are C^etery, when the Revs. Myddiai Jones and Joseph James officiated. Several hymns were sung en route. The chief mourners were: r irst coach, Mrs. Kate Doughton, widow; Miss Gwennie Doughton, daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Doughton, brother; Mrs. A. Jeffreys, Swansea, sister; Mrs. L. Ford, sister- in-law; 2nd coach, Mrs. J. James, Mrs. D. T. Davies, Ynysboeth; Mrs. R. Hughes, sisters-in-law; Mrs. F. Doughton, Ammanford; Mrs. Davies, Penrhiwceiber; 3rd coach. Miss May Ford, Miss Davies, Mrs. Davies, Pen- rhiweeiber; Mrs. B. Jones, Miss Blod- wen Doughton, nieces; Mrs. W. Davies; 4th coach, Mr. and Mrs. B. Doughton, Miss Martha Doughton, Mrs. Elizabeth Doughton. and M. Doughton; 5th coach, Mrs. J. Roberts, Miss Ivy Doughton, nieces; Mrs. Harris, Aber- nant; Mrs. J. Vaughan, Mrs. W. Evans, Mrs. M. Jones, neighbours; 6th coach, M rs. Morris, Mrs. Davies, Mrs. Evans, I Thornhill; Miss Mathews, Penrhiw- ceiber; Miss Evans and Miss M. H. Davies; 7th coach, Mrs. Davies. Duffryn Arms; Mrs. D. Thomas, Mrs. R. Thomas, Mrs. D. R. Davies and Mrs. S. E. Hill. Walking behind the hearse were: Messrs. Thomas Ford, Francis Doughton, David Lewis, Mr. Jeffreys, Messrs. Daniel Davies, Penrhiwceiber; David Doughton, D. Thomas Davies, Richard Hughes, W. J. James, Merlin Davies, W. Jones. Johnny Roberts, J. Lewis. A large number of floral tributes were given. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Mr. J. Zachariah, Aberdare.
ABERAMAN. JAY'S easy payment system is easy for you. SHOE Leather still advancing. Join our Shoe Club and make your selection now.—Lewis, 1 Canon Street, Aberdare. CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. Row- land Edwards, of 10 Regent Street, on obtaining a fireman's certificate in the Glamorgan County Council examination held at Abercynon last Saturday week.
CWMAMAN. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in rour beet rooms. GARDEN SEEDS.—Only first prize seeds stocked. Choicest selection at Emrys Evans', M.P.S., Victoria Square. PULPIT. The Rev. W. D. Morris, pastor, conducted a memorial service at Soar C.M. Church on Sunday last. He made very touching and impressive references to the late Mr. David Eben- ezer, one of the deacons. The anthem, "Pwy yw y rhai hyn," and several appropriate hymns were sung. Mr. John Davies was precentor. The organist was Mr. Johnny Davies. INTERMENT. — The remains of INTERMENT. The remains of Ada .lames, the seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gwilym James, 11 Bedlwyn Row. who died from burns, were laid to rest at the Aberdare Ceme- tery on Wednesday, when the Vicar performed the obsequies. The chief mourners were: First coac-h, Father; Messrs. Thomas. Gwilym and Emlyn James, brothers; John James and Samuel .Tamps, uncles; 2nd coach, Thomas James, cousin-, John James, Park; John Edwards and John Butler, uncles, and D. Evan*. Üwdcae; 3rd coach, David rorgan: uncle; George Jarvis, William Williams, and George Jones, friends. Beautiful wreaths and a cross were sent bv: (1) Neighbours and Friends; (2) Aunt Powell; (.3) Railway Inn Skittle Club; (4) Haydn Jenkins and Eunice and Robert Williams.
DOUBLE FATALITY. INQUEST ON CWMAMAN FIREMAN AND ABERDARE REPAIRER. On Friday Mr. R. J. Rhys, coroner, held an inquest at the Cwmaman In- stitute on the bodies of David Thomas, 47, single. 11 Llanwonno Road, Cwm- aman, fireman, and Daniel Davies, 11 Graig Place, Aberdare, repairer, 46 years of age, married. Both men were killed by a fall at the Cwmaman Colliery. Evidence of identification in the case of Davies was given by William Ed- wards, brother-in-law. William Gough, a collier, employed in the Ffaldau New Seven-feet Seam, said he was with Davies, Thomas, and a man named David Cox, clearing a fall at the end of the Double Parting. He and D-vid Thoma- had previously examined tii roof, and it appeared quite safe. A\ hilst they were clearing the fall at l'i.25 a.m. another fall occurred; killed outright, and injured Thomas b1<\lly. V\ iuuss and Cox were also injured. Bol, h deceased men weri, pinued under the fall for a short time. Joseph Evans, haulier, said he was ("living ?-ubbish from the fall towards t'iie pit. He had taken tea trams away, '1-1 about two trams-full remained on the ground. A second fall came and caught the four men above referred to. The second fall would be about ten trams full. It was on the pit side. Penry Davies, overman, said he gave instructions to Gough. Cox and Davies to clear the fall, and he and Thomas supervised the clearance of same. Two pairs of timber had discharged with the first fall. and three pairs with the second. He had previously examined the timber on the pit side of the fall, and they appeared perfectly safe. The second fall came without any warning whatever. The timber were 6! feet arms and 9ft. collars, and the "top" fell up to 6ft. William Jones, manager, produced a plan of the workings. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death." Councillor Owen Powell, miners' agent, was present on behalf of the Miners' Federation, and Guardian Tom Morgan, agent, for the Colliery Fire- men's Association. On Saturday the interment of Mr. Daniel Davies took place at the Aber- dare Cemetery. The mourners were: Mrs. Davies, widow; Mr. and Mrs. J. Davies, brother; Mr. and Mrs. Stephens, Blaengwynfi, and Miss E. Davies, Llan- arth, sisters; Mr. Plummer, Gorseinon, brother-in-law; Mrs J. C. Plummer. Port Talbot, and Mrs. Howells, Hirwain, sisters-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. Pots, Port Talbot, nephew and niece; Mr. W. Davies, Hay Stores; Mr. and Mrs. T. Davies, Mr. W. W. Price, Mr. Williams, Ferndale; Mr. D. Davies and Mr. J. Davies, Bedlinog, cousins. The Revs. E. T. Evans and D. Silyn Evans officiated. The undertaker was Mr. John Zachariah. Aberdare. Mr. David Thomas resided with his sister, Mrs. J. Edwards. His departure is deeply deplored by a large circle of friends. The funeral took place on Monday at the Aberdare Cemetery. The Rev. W. D. Morris, C.M., officiated, assisted by the Rev. 1. J. Williams, M.A. The chief mourners were: First coach, Mrs. Jane Edwards, Mrs. Eliza- beth Lloyd, sisters; Mrs. Kate Thomas and Mrs. Annie Thomas. sisters-in-law; Mrs. Elizabeth Davies. Llangammarch, and Mrs. Elizabeth Griffiths, aunts; Islwyn Lloyd, nephew; 2nd coachMrs. R. James, Llanelly, aunt; Mrs. E. Ed- wards, Mrs. S. J. Garbett, Crynant; Mrs. M. Griffiths, Mrs. M. Walden, Neath, cousins; 3rd coach, Mrs. Thomas Thomas, Mrs. Lot Rees, Mrs. Edith Griffiths, Mrs. Jane Carter and Mrs. Bess Morris, cousins; 4tli coach. Mrs. David George, Mrs. John Rees, Mrs. Evan Owen, Mrs. Owen Owen, and Mrs. T. Isaac; 5th coach, Misses M. J. Griffiths and Phoebe J. Griffiths, cousins; 6th coach, Messrs. David r.Taines, John Griffiths, Evan Davies and Thomas Edwards, uncles; 7th coach, .Mir-s Jones, Ferndale; Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins, Aberdare; Nurse Jones, Fern- dale, and Miss Millard. friends; 8th coach, Messrs. W. H. Heppell, M.E., William Jones, M.E.. and Penry Davies, under-manager, representing the Cwmaman Coal Co. Following the hearse were: Messrs. T. Thomas, brother; W. Edwards and David Lloyd, brothers-in-law; Thomas Thomas, uncle; John George Griffiths, W. Ed- wards, R. Steadman Davies, David Thomas, Evan Thomas. Evan Hughes, Lot Rees, Stephen J. Griffiths, Evan S. Griffiths, and F. Carter, cousins. The following had sent beautiful floral tokens:—(J) Wreath from the Officials of the Cwmaman Collieries; (2) Nurse Jones, Ferndale.
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Dog Licences. Win. Hughes and Win. Owen Blaney fined 7s. 6d. each for having no dog licence when the P.C. called.
Double Offence. Harry Short, Ynysybwl, was sum- iiioned foi- allowing his dog to stray in Windsor Place, Ynysybwl. and also for having no collar on the dog. P.C. Chngg proved. Fined 2s. 6d. for the first offence and 5s. for the second.
A Collier's Choice. Frederick Davies, Ynysboeth, was summoned for riding a bicycle without j a. light at the front or rear. P?C. Davies explained to the Bench that he saw defendant in Main Road, j Defendant said that he had either "to potch the light or lose time." Fined 5s.
Left Wife to Starve. John Henry Beyers, was summoned bv his wife, Mabel Beyers, 39 Cardiff Hoad, Abei-cynon, in respect of main- tenance arrears. Complainant stated that she ob- tamed an order for 25s. a week against her husband on January 18, 1917. He had paid a little to her, but now owed her £ 9 6s. The Clerk (Mr. T. Elias) Have VOL got the money? Defendant:' No. I'm willing to back to her if he'n have me back. Complainant: No. I couldn't. Stipendiary: We understand tha YOU arc keeping another woman at Porth. and leaving your wife and chil- dren to starve. You will go to prison for two months, but the order will be suspended conditionally that you pay 30s. a week to your wife, the first 30s. to be paid at once.