PRIMITIVE METHODISM. A Circuit Convention was held at the P.1. Chapel, Aliskin, on Alonday, May 7th. The following addi-esse,, were de- livered :—"Does the New Age require a New Gospel?" by Councillor N. Bowles; and "The Place and Witness of Methodism in the New Days, by Rev. A. Watson. The chairman was Air. A. Hamblin. ■■
ABERDARE CINEMA CLARKE'S THE MAN __n_ MONDAY, MAY 14th, FOR THREE DAYS. A fine Drama for the People, bused on the well-known Play, Profit and Loss A Play with a Moral. 1 THURSDAY, 17th MAY, FOR THREE DAYS. Chas. Garvice's popular Novel, 0 A Fair Impostor I A Great Lrve Story. SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY. THE SALVATION ARMY, ABERDARE. r SUNDAY NEXT, MAY 13th. SPECIAL SERVICES at 11 a.m., 3 and 6 p.m., Led by Staff Captain HOFF, of Swansea. HEARTY WELCOME TO ALL.
MEMS FROM THE MOUNT. Mr. Stanton at a Mountain Ash Presentation referred to the Welcome Home Funds for the Boys. "You do things like this better in Mountain Ash than we do in Aberdare." -Now, there s for you. A boy asking for a certain kind of ;eds thought they were called Christy Anthems. b That kid must have had some experience either in amateur Christy Minstrels or a Church Choir. He has however a chance now to whistle his seeds up. A correspondent who is evidently in a seasonable mood, asks me where the quotation "Let the sky rain potatoes" is to be found. In Shakespeare, my friend, is my answer, and I haven't time to search it out. There's a war on, and besides it rained rain yesterday and looks like likewising to-day. A writer in a London daily expresses surprise at the expression, "roaring trade." Has he never heard of "sing- ing profession" If not, he'd better! come to the Aberdare Valley, where in every street one may hud brass plates with strings of letters alter the names as long as the nile. Of course this doesn't imply that they are all m the singing profession, but it surely denotes It, Is a. roaring trade. Talking of music, Dr. Crotch has been saying some nasty tilings oi Ger- Wan and nice things of AVelsh. music. That alone would make him famous had he not already acquired fame in another direction. Amongst all the good Churehpeople, choristers, etc., 1 wonder how many are aware that the doctor wrote a freak chant, the second Part of which is a perfect reproduction of the first; only the parts are in- verted. Note and time perfect. Cats have always been known to have a delicate fondness for fish, but for pre- ference, pussy Likes lobster, when it's dead and the shell off. Goode Evan; who would have thought of putting lobster juxta cat? There will be an advertisement in the Leader next week for a lost cat. Private Dick Mills, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mills, was under the im- pression that he was going to complete hi4 convalescence at Sutton Park, the salubrious suburb of Birmingham. He is disappointed, as he has been trans- ferred to Tipperary. He'll know the exact distance, even if he doesn't learn the song.
MOUNTAIN ASH. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. JUST YOUR SIZE. You'll get it at j Ted Mac's. Straw hats of fractional sizes in stock. NAVAL OFFICER. Midshipman D. Nixon Gray, son of Major and Mrs. Fred Gray, has been posted to 11.M.S. Royal Sovereign. FLORAL TRIBUTES were received as follows at the interment of Mr. Wm. Rees, 63 Street:—Widow; Members of Constitutional Club; Hom- ing Pigeon Society; Officials and men of Deep Duffryn Pit Bottom Official and Workmen Deep Duffrvn Collierv. PARISH CH'Ffi('fl. liolv munion was celebrated at Sand 11 in St. Margaret's Church on Sunday morning, Itevs. J. LI. Croft and Morgan officiating. Morning prayer j was said at 10.1). Evensong was con- ducted by the Vicar. The Magnificat; was sung to Garrett and the Nunc Di- mittis to Foster. G.W.H. TEAIPKRANCE rXIOX. The monthly meeting was held on Sun- day evening. Air. T. iioii. sec., gave the report of the Divisional i Council meeting, and 12 new members were enrolled. The following kill(I friends assisted Miss Alaggs, Miss Wil- cox, Mrs. Alaggs, Misses Thomas and Evans. Organist, Air. Tom Powoll. THE PALACE.—Air. Hert Richards, announces for Alonday. Tuesday and Wednesday of next week that wonder- I ful Fox production in tí acts. "The Walls of Jericho." Mr. Alfred Sutro's play is well known in the Mount, for the Alasqueraders gave an excellent J performance of it. The film is one of the finest ever seen, and will bo a &veat attraction. Stuart Holmes stars the principal character. Mr Richard* announces as coming shortly. Miss Gladys Cooper in "Th;, Sorrows of Sa tan." j SOLDIER'S CHILD.—The intermenl took place on Tuesday in Maesyrariar Cemetery of little Megan Hughes, tht dearly beloved child of Pte. Austir Hughes, S.W. Borderers, and Airs, Hughes, 76 Cardiff Road; Rev. W. Davies, Soar, officiating. The mourn- | ers were: Alessrs. D. Brown, grand- father; R. J. Evans, T. Hughes, D. Brown, W. Brown and D. Mogg, uncles. | The father is on active service and un- able to be present. Beautiful floral tributes were laid on the coffin bv Mamma, Dada and little Elwvn, and Willie and Mabel. NEWTOWN FUNERAL. The in- terment of Airs. Harriett Celia Bridal, wile of Air. Wm. John Bridal, otrand Street, took place on Sunday in Caegarw Cemetery, Rev. Arthur Watson officiating. The deceased was 2S years of age. The mourners were: Husband and Alessrs. Samuel and Ber- tie England, brothers; Tom and Jaclk England, step-brother; Wm. Roberts, Wm. Alitcheli, Porth, uncle; \V line Bird, Alf. Gibbs, Geo. Ponting, v\m. Bray, nephews. Floral tributes were received from: Husband and children; father and mother, brothers and sisters; P.AI. Sunday School; l.A.D. Society; Neighbours; Airs. R. i Cooper, Cinderford; Randolph and Gladys Airs. Bendle; Nellie and Evelyn Roberts. THE INTERMENT of Air. David Thomas, of 2 Kingcraft Street, took place in Alaesyrarian Cemetery on Tuesday, Rev. John Phillips officiating, Deceased was 53 years of age. The mourners were: Alessrs. J. AY. and .). Thomas, sons; Walter Thomas, Porth, brother; W. Oscar Davies, brother-in- law; D. Price Howells, Porth, and Samuel Oates, sons-in-law; Wm. Alor- gan, Penrhiwceiber, and Tom Morgan, j Aliskin, brothers-in-law Horace Mor- gan and Tommy Alorgan, nephews; David Price, Porth; T. Griffiths, Llan- twit; Dd. AVeston, Alorgan Jones, Caer- philly; J. W. Griffiths, Mountain Ash; E. Howells, Aberaman; James Lewis, Porth, and J. H. Thomas. Mountain! Ash. The funeral was conducted bv Air. Frank Alills. OBITUARY.—On Wednesday, last week, Mr D. Handel Thomas, 23 Wood- land Street, eldest SOIl of the late Mr and Airs. W. Thomas (Eos Wenallt), Aberdare, passed away after a long ill- ness. The interment took place on Wednesday at Alaesyrarian Cemetery. The mourners were: Mrs. Thomas, widow; Lily and Doris, daughters; Messrs. H. Thomas, Neath; John Thomas, Abernanr Mr. and Mrs. T. Thomas, Airs. G. Thomas, Abertridwr; Air. and Mrs. Evan Evans, Mr and Mrs Joseph Williams, Airs D. Thomas, Mrs T..James, Ynyslas; Mrs. Lloyd, Mr. and Airs. J. James, Aberdare; Mr. D. James, Cardiff, and Mrs D. P. Thomas, Penrhiwceiber, uncles and aunts; Mr and Mrs. IV. H. Templeroan; Mrs. R. H. Williams, Air. and Mrs. Daniel Thomas, Air. T. J. Thomas, Air. and Mrs. W. Idris Thomas, Abertridwr; Air and Airs. G. H. Walters, Air. Ivor Thomas, Airs. AVillie Thomas, cousins; Airs. Cooper, Treharris. The joint lodges of the Jeffreys Arms and Cefn- peunar R.A.O.B. also attended. The Rev. T. J. Morgan, B.A., curate, offi- ciated. and the rev. gentleman, as Chaplain of the R.A.O.B., read the last rites of the Order at the graveside, the deceased being a past official. Wreaths were received from: (1) Mamma, Lily and Doris; (2) Willie and Emma; (3) Cefnpennar Lodge R.A.O.B.; (4) Air. lld Mrs. Collins and family. A path- etic feature of the funeral was the un- avoidable absence of the late Mr. Thomas's two brothers, who are serving the Colours, Pte. Haydn Thomas, A.S.C., now in France, and Pte. Willie Thomas, stationed at Grantham. The deceased was born in Aberdare, and was greatly respected. His early de- mise at the age of 37 years is deeply regretted. The hymns. "Lead, kindly light" and lover of my soul." were sung. The undertaker was Mr. Frank Alills.
PENRHIWCEIBER. DON'T delay, but call at JAY. OUR CORRESPONDENT for Pen- rhiwceiber is Af r. Ben Jones, 46 Rheola Street, to whom all reports should be sent. BETHESDA C.E. — On Sunday last Air. J. Powell presided. There was a good response to the roll call. The topic was "The King and his Knights." .) LRUS ALUM W.B. The half- yearly meetings of the above church were held on Sunday last, when the Rev. S. Leeke, of Cwmaman, occupied the pulpit. The choir sang several special hymns. MILITARY. — Private Isaac Rich- ards, of Cur wen Cottage, has been dis- charged from the Army. He was in the Durham Light Infantry. He has now taken on his old work as a teacher.— Second-Lieut. AN-. T. Davies, of Railway Terrace, arrived home last week on a ten days' lea've. All wish him the best of luck. A MEETING to select a new mem- ber for the Mountain Ash District- Council was held at the Workmen's In- stitute on Monday. Councillor Noah Bowles, .T.P., presided, supported by Mr. A. Pincombe, Clerk to the Coun- cil. Councillor Bowles expressed sym p.thy with Air Evan Morris, who re- tired" owing to ill-health. He had been b a representative of the Penrhivvceibei i Ward for the last, 9 years. Six persons were nominated for the vacancy. Theii i names and the number of votes each one received will be found in the report of the Mountain Ash District Council. INQUEST. Mr. R. J. Rhys conduct- ed an inquest at the Lee Hotel on Tues- day last touching the death of John Patridge Jones, of 28 Church Street. Deceased's wife and mother gave evi- dence that on April 25th at seven a.m. he had a fit, and fell into the fire, burn- ing his head and face badly. He lived for eight days.—Dr. Davies said he ex- amined deceased, and found that death was due to burns sustained while in a fit.-The jury returned a verdict accord- ingly. TRIBUTE TO A FALLEN SOLDIER. The following letter was received by the Rev. D. Howells in connection with the death of Sergeant J. J. Jones, of Rheola Street:—"In the Field, April 8th, 1917.-1 am requested by mv fellow- N.C.O's to ask you if you will convey to Mrs. Jones, the widow of the late Sergt. J. J. Jones, the deepest sympathy of us all in her recent bereavement. He was a good N.C.O. and chum, and we feel his loss acutely. He fell while gallantly leading his platoon on March 26th at the battle of Gaza. We unfortunately had not his address, so, as his and her pastor. I ask you to convey$ur regret.— On behalf of the N.C.O.'s of A Company, Henrv AIcGregor, C 2., M.Sgt." CHARITY MATCH. A charity football match took place on Saturday last at the Lldt," Turner Field, the teams being the Penrikvber Workmen's Institute and the Penrhiwceiber AVindsors, Second Division. The teams lined out as follow, -NN-ind.,ors: Goal- keeper, Syd Jones; full-backs. Griff Evans and Richard Jones; half-backs, Albert Wallis, Alfred Davies and W. J. Bevan; forwards, William Griffiths (captain), Thomas Williams, Bert Ar- hury- H. Pugh. and William H. Wil- lianis. Workmen's Institute: Goal- keepers, Councillor George Hall, J P., and Thomas Gibbon; full-backs, Isaac Jones and William Roberts; halt- backs, Thomas Evans, Jerry Murphy, and Stephen Rees; forwards, Tom Davies, Tom Daniels, Jack Bath (cap- tain), Essex Jones, Job Price, David Daniels, Samuel Hall, William Hay- ward and Harry Jones. Gwilym Rees,"a member of the Institute, acted as referee: David Jones and Owen AVil- liams as linesmen for the AVindsors, and Rees Edwards tor the Institute. Mr. Lvans, Lee Hotel, kicked off. After five minutes' play the Institute lost a good opportunity. Later a penalty was awarded the Institute, Tom Davies failing to score. The Windsors lost a good chance, Will Griffiths fail- ing to score. Shortly before half-time Essex Jones scored for the Institute, which put them ahead at half-time. At the interval oranges were dealt round by Miss Nellie Bath. On resuming the game became the most laughable ever played at that field. Goals were scored frequently. Job Trice netting one and David Daniels two goals. The Wind- sors succeeded in passing the two goal- keepers once, the goal being scored by Bert Arbury. Result: Institute, 4 goals; AVindsors, 1 goal Comments: The In- stitute played at. goal one of the most corpulent men in the Aberdare Valley, who has been discharged from the Army on account of his stoutness. Although handicapped by his rotundity he played a good game, and was the centre of at- traction. From the Lee Hotel a Rag- time Band marched in front of the teams. A large number were present. and it is hoped that a good sum of money has been netted.
ABERCYNON. .u\ Y'S furniture is worth placing in four best rooms. THE WAR. Private David T. Alor- gan, H.A.M.C., Bryngwy, is ill in hospital in France. CARMEL. — On Tuesday evening, at Carmel (W.), special services were held. The Rev. Joseph Jenkins, Carmarthen, and the Rev. T. Morris. Pontrhydy- groes, preached. TWICE WOUNDED. — Air. and. Irs. Miles, of 41 Aberdare Road, have been informed that their son John is lying wounded in France. This is the second occasion for him to be wounded. BOYS' BRIGADE. On Sunday the Abereynon (7th Company) Boys' Brigade paraded to a service at the English Congregational Church. The Rev. Mor- gan Jenkins, pastor, delivered an ap- propriate sermon. Sergeant F. J. Rad- ford presented Air. E. H. Battram with a walking-stick on behalf of the Brigade. Mr. P. Radford and Mr. Francis Gibbon spoke, and Air. Battram responded. BALLOT. — On Friday, at the Aber- eynon Colliery, a ballot took place to appoint: a District Sub-agent for the Lewis-Aferthyr Pits. The result was as follows:—Councillor Charles Aladdox, 775: William Jenkins, 346; W. Cook, Hafod. 33: W. Daley, Cwm, 22; D. L. Davies, Maritime, 61; J. Aleadow, Coed- cae, 22; D. Thomas, Coedcae, 4; E. J. AVillianis, 21, and O. Buckley. 14. Councillor Aladdox was appointed. AMBULANCE. — The following Abereynon candidates in the St. John Ambulance Examination passed success- fully :—Certificates. Misses Katy Wil- liams, Mary Brown, Vida Ewington, Elizabeth Ann Lloyd. Trene Harrison, Alargaret Hopkins. Sarah Annie Jones, fr", Annie Evnn«*. Labels. Miss D. J. Sheen. Mrs. Miriam Davies, Mrs. Hannah Hyde, Misses Ada, Wilkins. Bessie Jones, and Eleanor Price. Cer- tificates. Windsor Rees. Dnvid Davies. Reginald Baker. William Afaddox. and Reefl Thomas. Vouchers, AV. Ellis Thomas, William Gregory, D. Maldwyn .1 Brown, and Clifford Crowle. Medallion II Stanley Lloyd. Labels, W. Charlet Gregory and David J. Davies. I A CHAIR EISTEDDFOD in connec- tion with Our Boys' Club was held at the Workmen's Hall on Tuesday. The president was Mr. G. F. Livesey. Con- I ductors, Messrs. John Lloyd and E. H. Battram. The adjudicators were: Music, Mr. W. J. Evans, Aberdare, and Mr. T. H. Edwards, Abereynon; liter- ary, Mr. R. A. Thomas, Ynysybwl. The test adjudicators were Air. D. T. Theo- philus and Mr. David Williams. Fancy work, Airs. E. J. Williams and Miss è. Berryman. The accompanists were Miss Myra Pugh and Professor D. Erasmus, Penrhiwceiber. Secretary, Air. T. E. Williai-ns. The proceeds were in aid of Local War Funds. Awards: Chief Choral, "Blodeuyn Bach," Ponty- gwaith Alusic Lovers. Juvenile Choir, "Merry Playtime, hail." 1st, New- town; 2nd, Mountain Ash Young Choristers. Champion solo, Mr. Todd Jones, Treherbert. Champion recita- tion, Mr. L. D. Lewis, Abertysswg. Baritone solo, "The Soldier's Song." Air. D. Pennar AVilliams, Alountain Ash. Recitation, divided between Mr. Ben Davies, Mountain Ash, and Madame Curtis, Penydarren. Novice solo, Mr. Richard Jones, Penrhiw- ceiber. Tenor solo, "Maid of the Vale," divided between Mr. Thomas, Aber- cynon, and Air. Tudor Williams, Porth. Soprano solo, "In my garden sings a bird," Miss Brittain, Aberdare. Con- tralto solo, "He was despised," Miss Gwladys Arthur, Newbridge. Englyn, divided between Mr. R. Eames, Aber- eynon, and Mr. W. Phillips, Bedlinog. Duet. Air. Todd Jones and Mr. J. Williams, Alountain Ash. Children's solo, Richard Jones, Penrhiwceiber. Dialogue, Messrs. Phillips and Lloyd, Bedlinog. Children's recitation, Bonnie Edwards, Abercynon. Children's recita- tion, M. Jeffreys, Burry Port. Child's pinafore, Miss AVarlow, Treforest. Prize bag. Miss Thomas, Abercynon. Crochet D'oyley, Miss Annie Elias, Cilgerran. DEATH AND INTERMENT. On Saturday the remains of Mrs. H. Hum- phreys, wife of Air. David Humphreys, 1 Wesley Street, were interred at the Abereynon Cemetery. Deceased was a faithful member of Tabernacle C.M. Chapel. She had in February under- gone an operation at the Pontypridd Cottage Hospital. She passed away on Tuesday, May 1st. Deceased was 48 years of age, and was a native of Carno. Alont. She leaves a sorrowing husband and five children. The Revs. Michael Williams, Cilfynydd; R. S. Thomas, H. Jeffreys, and T. H. Pritchard, Aber- eynon, officiated. The hymns, "Mor ddedwydd yw y rhai trwy ffydd" and "0 fryniau Caersalem," were sung. The mourners were: Husband; John Humphreys, son; Airs. H. E. Roberts, Misses Myfanwy Humphreys, M. J. Humphreys, and Katy Humphreys, daughters; Messrs. William Evans, Carno, father; Hugh Evans. Carno, and J. Dwight Evans, Treharris,. brothers; Airs. Hamer, Carno, sister; Airs. J. D. Evans, sister-in-law; Messrs. E. Glad- stone Humphreys, Henry Humphreys, and W. Ellis Thomas, brothers-in-law; Airs. Williams, Menai Bridge; illrs. Humphreys, Cilfynydd, and Mrs. W. Ellis Thomas, sisters-in-law; Airs. Ann Howells, Penrhiwceiber, aunt; Air. D. Richard Howells, Penrhiwceiber; Mr. and Mrs. Humphrey Jarvis, Miss Evans, Mountain Ash, cousins; Air. and Mrs. J. Edwin Jones, Miss Mary Jane Evans, Mr. D. Dwight Evans, Abereynon; Mr. and Mrs. T. Foulkes, Merthyr Vale; Air. On Lewis, Llanidloes; Mr. and Airs. John Morgan and Mr. and Mrs. D. Parry, Ynysybwl; Mr. G. Beaufort, Cil- fynydd; Mrs. A. Humphreys, Porth; Airs. R. Jones and Aliss Jones, Bedlinog; Air. David Jones and Airs. D. Fen wick, and Air. and Mrs. E. Hughes, Aber- tysswg, nieces. Wreaths were sent from: (1) Tabernacle Sunday School Class; (2) Cangen Chwiorydd y Genhadaeth, and (3) Mr. and Mrs. D. Fenwick, Llwyncelyn. Aluch sympathy is felt towards Air. Humphreys and family. The bereaved family wish to sincerely thank the numerous friends who sym- pathised with them in their bereave- ment, also for the wreaths received.— On Sunday evening a memorial service was held at Tabernacle, when the Rev. Alichael Williams, Cilfynydd. delivered a touching sermon, and referred to the excellent character of the deceased lady and her service in religious circles and in the home.
YNYSYBWL. Don't delay, but call on JAY. OUR CORRESPONDENT for Ynysy- bwl is Mr. Walter D. Rogers, 40 Robert Street, to whom all reports should be sent., HOME NURSING. In the recent examination the following students of Nurse White's Ynysybwl Class passed the first year's test:-Misses Edith Hughes, Bessie Lloyd, Jennie Williams, Mrs. Edith Carter, and Mrs. Ellen Neath, while Misses Edith Beamand, Annie May Richards and Mrs. M. A. Neath passed the second year's test. REHEARSALS. On Alonday, at Ebenezer (W.) Church, a rehearsal was held in preparation for the Cymanfa Ganu. Mr. John Owen. Abercynon. was the conductor,, and Miss M. Evans the organist.—Also on Thursday even- ing, at Jerusalem, the Calvinistic Aietho- dists of the Lower Division, Aberdare District, held a. rehearsal for their Cymanfa. Mr. D. J. Price, Abercynon, •v'as the conductor, and Air. David Eras- mus, Penrhiwceiber, the organist. Air. William Williams presided. PERSONAL. Air. Idris Davies, yotftiger son of Air. Evan Davies. re- lieving officer, has won a .£50 scholar- ship tenable at Westminster Hospital s London. Mr. Davies is an old studen of the Pontypridd County School, when he attained remarkable success in al the C.W.B. examinations and also thi London and Welsh Matriculat lons. Hi afterwards entered Cardiff University a; a medical student, where he alsc distinguished himself. HOME ON LEAVE. Gunner R W. Hughes, elder son of Mr. Reef Hughes, undermanager Ocean Colliery, was home on leave during last week- end, looking fit and well. Previous tc his enlistment in the R.F.A. Gunnei Hughes was in business at Ynysybwl.— Sapper Evan Rees Isaac, of the Royal Engineers, was home for a few days, looking well.—Private Aneurin Roberts, R.W.F., son of Mr. J. Roberts, Robert Street, has enjoyed a few days' rest at home. He is stationed in the Isle of Man. Previously he was a teacher at the Carnetown Mixed School, Aber- eynon. SOCIAL. — The members of the Home Nursing Class wound up their session by holding an enjoyable social at the Trerobart School on Tuesday, May 1st. Among the guests invited were: Nurse White, teacher; Miss G. Lewis. Garth; Miss Al. Glover, Trerobart Girls' School; 'Nurse Williams, Abercynon; Miss Abbot and Miss Protheroe, Cookery Instructresses for Mountain Ash, and the Revs. W. T. Humphreys and J. Williams. Tea was served by members of the class. Solos were rendered by Misses Alice AVoosnam, Edith Hughes, and Mrs. Edith Carter. Miss Gwladys Neath gave a pianoforte solo, and Mrs. E. Neath a recitation. The accom- panist was Miss Ada Aleredith. CONCERT. On Thursday evening, at the Workmen's Hall. a very success- ful concert was given by Miss Gertrude Gronow's Celebrated Ladies' Concert Party. The programme consisted of part songs, entitled "God Bless the Prince of Wales," "May Alorning," "Clychau Aberdyfi," "Let the Hills Re- sound," "A Shepherd's Lullaby," Gounod's "Soldier's Chorus," Elgar's "I sing because I love to sing," "Land of Hope and Glory," "Excelsior." and "Soldier's Hymn." Madame G. Jones rendered Tosti's "Good-bye" and "The Rosary." Miss Anita Powell, Tre- harris, delighted the audience with "The Swallows" and "Llam y Cafiad- au." Miss Woolford in an excellent voice sang "When you come home." Another charming rendering was that of Aliss Jestyn Morgan of "Absent." Aliss Wride, who was well received, sang Del Reigo's "Slave Song," and Miss B. Morgan gave a charming ren- dering of "Perfect Day." Duetts ex- cellently sung were also given by Misses Morgan and Wride and Aiadame G. Jones and Miss Powell. Madame Evans-Archer, L.L.C.M., accompanied. Miss Gronow conducted all the part songs. Surgeon-Major R. D. Morgan occupied the chair. The secretary was Mr. Seth Morgan. The proceeds were in aid of Mr. Edward Davies, who is in poor health. SOCIAL. The Ynysybwl Industrial Co-operative Society and its Education Committee entertained the junior scholars in Co-operation to a social tea on Friday last. The following ladies assisted at the tea: -1iesdames Rees Jones, David Rees, E. A: Roberts, David Maddy, A. Morgan, William Hughes, W. Morgan. D. Smith, and Misses B. Morgan and Phyllis Smith. Messrs. Rees Jones, AV. Watkins (iunr.), Harry Wright and Abel Morgan, secretary of the Education Committee, also assisted. After tea Mr. Tom Hughes, Abercynon, chairman of the Education Committee, presided. Solos were rendered by Tom Morgan, Richard Ellis, John Davies, Aubrey Thomas. Mr. David Smith pre- sented the prizes and certificates. The following were the successful candi- dates:—Age 10-12 (possible marks, 100): Llinos Evans, 94; Catherine J. Wil- liams, 90; Aubrey Thomas, 91; John Davies, 86; Gwenhwyfar Morgan. 83; Elsie Drew, 82; Olwen Newell, 82; Willie Vaughan Davies, 82; Idwal Roberts, 80; Emlyn Jenkins, 80; Sarah Roberts, 80; Bettie Williams, 78; Nancy Jones, 74; Annie May Aladdy, 68; Rd. Rees Jones. 66; Danny Harries, 63; David Richard Price, 60; Jennie Evans, 56; Mary Evans, 55. Age 12 to 14: Lizzie AVilliams, 90; Gwilym Davies, 89; W. J. Aladdy, 88; Gwladys Harris, 88; Lewis Wright, 87: W. J. French, 87; Eluned Evans, 87; Annie Watkins, 86; Lilly Price, 86; Thomas Hellier, 86; William Edgar James. 85: Arthur Rees, 85; Elwyn Lewis Wil- liams, 84; David John Owen, 82; Harry Hopkins, 82; Edgar Bryce, 80; Evan Richard Ellis, 79; Sarah Ann Thomas. 78; William Alun Elias, 78; Archie D. Graham, 78; Elsie Hardwick. 76: David William Davies, 75: Arthur Jones, 74; Edward Blethyn. 71; Thos. Clement Morris. 70; Emlyn Jones, 64. Prize-winners, Llinos Evans and Lizzie Williams. The teacher was Mr. I?. A. Thomas.
MISHAP TO MOUNT MAN. Air. AVilliam Thomas, of 11 New "Forrest Terrace, Mountain Ash. while crossing the mountain on Saturday evening slipped and fell over the Fforch Quarry, situated between Aber- goreliy Collieries, Treorchy, and Tre- herbert. and sustained a scalp wound and a cut on his knee. The Treherbert Boy Scouts, in charge of Scoutmaster Henry Culverhouse, heard the injured man's call for help. and con eyed him to Treorchy, where he was attended by Dr. A. G. Tribe.
MOUNTAIN ASH JOTTINCS. t ? BY LUCIFER. 1 ? As stated at the Council on Tuesday i there was no dearth of candidates for the vacant seat at Penrhiwceiber. Six ) aspirants went to the poll at the Public all on Mondav evening, and a min- ister of the Gospel and a licensed victu- Idler came out on top. Odd enough both gentlemen had had a great deal of municipal experience, the former on tin- Alountain Ash Council and Llan- wonno School Board, and the latter on the Rhondda District Council. on the Rhondda District Council. The final selection lay with the District Council, and they made their choice, resolving by a substantial 1 1* majority to co-opt their old colleague, Rev. E. T. AVilliams. The circum- stances of Air. Williams' defeat many years ago brings back many interest- ing memories and revives bitter scenes of party strife over the Education Act of 1902. Last week it was remarked in these columns what a happy family the Aloun- tain Ash Education Committee were. Well, in those days—some 10 or 12 years ago—the meetings were not so happy, and brotherly love did not abide when the sectarian question, as oft it did, cropped up. The bone of conten- tion was the old Roman Catholic School in Napier Street, Mountain Ash. The Nonconformist and Liberal members were unwilling that the rates should go towards maintaining that school, while the Church members, led by Col. (then Major) Morgan Morgan, champ- ioned the cause of that poor and rather delapidated school. When the annual election came round the party cry was "Home Rule or Rome Rule." At Penrhiwceiber the retiring member was Mr. T. M. Bevan, of the Lee Hotel, a genial and generous gentleman, against whom no man could utter a hostile word, except thi,t as a Churchman he supported Col. Alorgan. This deflection outweighed all other considerations, and Air. J. P. Davies was brought out by the Non- conformists to oppose the return of Air Bevan, and he (Mr. Davies) captured the seat by a small majority. It was thought that Mr. E. T. Williams was chiefly instrumental in bringing Mr. Davies out. "Vengeance is mine" said every sup- porter of the defeated candidate, and 12 months weary waiting did not serve to cool the burning fervour of Mr. Bevan's followers. The following year it was Mr. E. T. 'Williams' turn to re- tire, and a big gun was found in the person of Mr. Evan Morris, who suc- ceeded by a bare majority to oust the I sitting member. And now, after many years, the old member returns to the very seat from which he was deposed. It need hardly be said that Air. Wil- liams will be an acquisition to the. Council and especially to the Education Committee. He has been for years a leading educationist, and he was chair- man at one time of the Llanwonno School Board.
ABERDARE VOLUNTEERS. n i Two contingents of the Aberdare Company, 3rd Battalion, Glamorgan Volunteer Regiment, have been per- forming guard duty by night at Cardiff, one on Sunday night, Corporal E. R. Barlow being in charge, and the other on Alonday night, Corporal Tom Evans in charge. On the latter occasion Lieut. D. W. Howell, Mountain Ash, was the officer in command of the units in that quarter. J
Air. Housekeep: It seems to me we get an awful lot of milk nowadays.—Mrs. Housekeep: Yes, we get a gallon.—Mr. Housekeep: Gracios We can't use that much every day.Afrs. Housekeep: I know. but it's a penny cheaper buying it by the gallon.
+ WANTED. YOUNG Lady Jtinior Assistant for JL Drapery. With or without ex- perience.—Levinson, Penrhiwceiber. ACKNOWLEDGMENT. THOMAS.— Airs. Handel Thomas aad family, 23 ANoodlr.nd Strpd. AIOUH- tain Ash. beg to sincerely thank ai kind friends for letters of symparfty sent to them in their recent sad be- reAvpmfnt. Also for the floral tri- butes received.