Another Wife Deserter Sentenced. Mrs. Margaret Ann Williams, milk vendor, Gadlys, sued her husband, Dd. Williams, for Ell 4s. Bel. maintenance arrears. Mr. W. Thomas, for complainant, said that the magistrates, on February 28, made an order on defendant to pay £ 1 per week. He had not paid a penny piece since that date. He was a collier by occupation, but spent a great part of his time in public-houses. Defendant (one of whose eyes was terribly discoloured) I have been five weeks idle. Sent to prison for 28 days.
High Constable. Tributes to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Kenshole. The Court proceeded with the ap- pointment of High Constable. A list of names of eligible candidates was handed to the Bench by Mr. W. Thomas, who mentioned that a meeting of ex-High Constables and other gen- tlemen had been held, and they had urged the present High Constable to continue in office for another year. He was aware that it meant a great deal of time for Mr. Kenshole to continue in the office for a third year, but the circumstances were unique. Mr. Ken- shole had agreed to accept subject to the approval of the Court. It was very fitting that Mr. Kenshole should remain in office, having regard to the great Work he was performing in con- nection with all local matters apper- taining to the war, and also his excel- lent service in connection with the Town General Hospital. The towns- people were deeply grateful to him for the good work he was doing, and it was important that Mr. Kenshole should be High Constable of Mi skin Higher when the opening of the General Hospital tooTv place. In conclusion, Mr. Thomas Mrs. CHAS. KENSHOLE, Lady High Constable. L [A Photo of the High Constable will be found on Page 2 of this issue.] paid a tribute to Mrs. Kenshole for the graceful manner in which she had assisted her husband in carrying out the various duties attached to the office. During Mr. Kenshole's absence occasionally Mrs. Kenshole had ably deputised him. She had, indeed, done excellent work with the Ladies' Guild and other organisations in the town. Mr. R. H. Miles supported Mr. Thomas' appeal for the re-election ot Mr. Kenshole. He wished to en- dorse what Mr. Thomas had said re- garding Mrs. Kenshole. This was an age of records, and if was certainly a record for the s&me gentleman to be elected High Constable three times in succession. He knew of two or three instances where gentlemen had held office two years. It was quite unneces- sary for him to extol the virtues of Mr Kenshole, and to recount the magnifi- cent work he had performed during the last two years. To praise Mr. Ken- shole was to paint the lily or to gild fine gold. His record of service was well known to the Bench, and the work per- formed by him had been very arduous and had meant great self-sacrifice. They had passed through an eventful year, and it was possible they were en- tering on a more momentous year. It would therefore be unfortunate at this juncture to change their High Con- stable. It was their wish that before next May came round peace would have been declared. If we were victorious— and he was confident we would be—it would be fitting for the High Constable of Miskin Higher to represent the town at the great festivities which would pro- bably be held in London, and come back to us as Sir Charles Kenshole. (Henr, hear, and laughter.) The Chairman (Mr. D. P. Davies) re- marked that the town and district were very thankful to Mr. Kenshole for the splendid way in which he had carried out the duties of the office. during the past two years. There had been no precedent for a three year High Con- stable, though, as Mr. Miles had men- tioned, several gentlemen had held office for two years. It was the unanimous wish of the Bench that Mr. Kenshole should be elected for the ensuing yÚ. r, and we all hoped that during that per- iod we should see the flag of peace fly- ing over our country once more. Mr. Chas. Kenshole rose to acknow- ledge. He was obliged for the kind words uttered, but was doubtful whether he deserved the eulogies. He was deeply sensible of the great honour conferred on him in being appointed for the third time. If he had consulted his personal feelings he would certainly have desired to be relieved of the office, but one felt on occasions of this kind that private feelings must be made sub- servient to one's public duties. He would like to refer to one or two mat- ters connected with the town, and they were matters which he and other local gentlemen h:%d taken a great deal of interest in. One was the Hed Cross, Hospital. It wis a source of great satisfaction to the townspeople that that Hospital, organised to fulfil a sad necessity, had been a great success. It was recognised as being the best Red Gross Hospital in the whole of the county of Glamorgan. (Hear, near.) rhe wounded soldiers derived untold Zoo(I there, and everything was done ror their comfort. The town had, HI- deed, reason to be proud of that Hos- pital. There was another inst ltution, x permanent one, and that was the General Hospital in Abernant Park. It was nearing completion, and would lie opeu-'d in tour or five weeks absolutely five of debt. (Hear, hear.) Jrje ;e- gcirdid that institution as one of the grasit'-st they would ever have in this town, and it would be worthy of the town of Aberdare. That Hospital would be run on democratic lines. '1 b', hact heard of difficulties which had risen from time to time in connection witn Hospitals, but here they had taken pre- cautions, and all friction would be avoided. As yet there had been no appeal to the public, hut though the building would be opened free ot debt, | there would be the cost of maintenance, and the tradesmen of the town and dis- trict would be asked to be as generous as they could when an appeal would be made to them. In the deed of consti- tution, the Hospital would be managed u. a great extent by the workmen, but there would also be representation of coalowners and tradespeople on the Board of Governors. They therefore looked forward to everybody taking an interest in the Hospital, which was situated in a very beautiful spot. He was indjueed to continue in office because he had received every support possible from his fellow townsmen, who had at all times come forward to assist him. On behalf of the Lady High Constable he wished to thank Mr. Thomas and Mr. Miles for their kind references to her. It had given her great pleasure in taking part in everything she had undertaken, and she had received every possible assistance from the ladies of the town.
Vale of Neath News. CLYN NEATH. YOU will be pleased after calling at I A Y'S. PULPIT. The Rev. T. Emrys JanlC". Bethesda, Abernant, occupied the pulpit of Addoldy Chapel last Sunday. INTERMENT. On Wednesday the interment of Mr. David Thomas, the eldest son of Mr. John Thomas (y Ton), Rock Villa, took place at Addoldy, the Revs. Aneurir. Davies, T. Carmen Harries, J. T. Evans, and D. Glannedd Williams officiating. Deceased was 62 years of age, and passed away at Bridgend. SMOKING CONCERT. On Friday evening last, at the Crown Hotel, a con- cert was given by the Soldiers' and Sailors' Fund. The chair was taken by Mr. Henry Davies. Songs were rendered by Mr. Thomas Francis, W. Webber, Charles Ifamer, William Berry, Mathew Webber, Fred Atkins, Steve Lloyd, J. Davies, Ralph Roberts, D. Jones, G. Creswell, Fred Southern. Mr. Llew Evans was the accompanist. Mr. W. Blewitt was the secretary. OBITUARY. Mrs. Ann Rowlands, Ardwyn House, passed away very suddenly on Thursday evening, May 3rd, at the age of 59 years. She had been a member of Ebenezer C.M. Chapel since childhood. On Tuesday the inter- ment took place at Ebenezer Church- yard. The Revs. D. GIannedd Wil- liams; E. W. Llewelyn, Aberaman; J. T. Evans, Capel y Glyn, and the Vicar of Aberpergwm officiated. She leaves a large family, with whom we express our sympathy. CONCERT. On Monday evening, at the Crown Hotel, a smoking concert was given as a welcome home to Thomas Richards and Simon Joseph, a Belgian, from the front. Mr. Henry Davies was the chairman, while Mr. Llewelyn Evans was the accompanist. Mr. William Blewitt was the secretary. Songs were given by Messrs. Walter Webber, Wm. Berry, Charles Pickering, Fred Sandry, Isaac Morgan, Mathew Webber, Joseph Leonard, Mitchel, Simon Joseph, James Roberts, Thomas Rich- ards, David Humphreys, William Humphreys and Fred Southern. Mr. L. Evans sang the National Anthem. The men were presented with a cheque each.
CWMCWRACH. LET JAY supply you on their eu)" payment system. KILLED AT THE FRONT. It is with regret we announce that Mrs. Joanna Evans, of Dunraven Terrace, has received the sad news that her son, Private Hopkin Morgan, of the South Staffordshires, has been killed at the front. He was a faithful member of Siloh Church and Sunday School. At one time he worked as a miner at the Empire Colliery. He was 18 years of age, and was a nephew to Professor T. Hop- kin Evans, Neath. PERFORMANCE. On Thursday evening last, at Siloh Chapel, a concert was given by the Band of Hope under the direction of Mrs. Miriam Powell, A.T.S.C. The accompanists were Mr. Gurnos Jones, A.C., and Mrs. Trevor Davies. Programme: Song and chorus, Master Ted Jones and friends. Duet, Mr. Gomer Rossiter and Miss D. M. Harries. Action song by Band of Hope girls. Recitation, Miss Rachel Harriet Lloyd. Solo and chorus, Master Howel George Powell and friends. Song, Mr. David Price. Action song by the Band of Hope Girls. Dialogue, Misses Mary Hannah Powell and May Davies. Song, Madam J. Ellis. A book, entitled "Spring Flowers," was performed. The Queen was Miss D. M. Harries. The chapel was crowded. Mr. D. Price, M.E., was the president.
HIRWAIN. DON'T delay, but call at JAY. A. J. PADDOCK wishes to announce that he has a branch shop in Cross street with a fine selection of Baths, Lavatories, Gasfittings, and all Sanitary Goods, and where all orders for repairs, ot.e., may be sent. DIED FROM WOUNDS. It is with « deep regret we record the death of Private Tom Barnes, Worcester Regi- ment. whose home was at Glanant Street. His parents were informed from Etaples Hospital, France, that he had succumbed to his wounds. Severe injuries had been inflicted to his arms and legs by shell fire. Tom was highly esteemed locally. He was a member of Lord Merthyr's Own Troop of Bey J Scouts, and a faithful adherent of Mount Pleasant Church. General sympathy is V expressed towards the parents. t THE QUARTERLY MEETING of r Ramoth <B.) Sunday School was held on f Sunday last, the pastor, the Rev. E. Cefni Jones presiding. At the morning meeting the programme wa: --Rceita- t I tion, Gwilym Morgan. Solo, Maggie Jane Hill. Recitation, Mari Thomas. Solo, Cassie Davies. Recitation, Mariel Jones. Solos, Gwladys Jones and Myrudin Morgan. Recitation, Muriel Jo-ies. Solo, Ulyndwr Lloyd. Recita- tio: Emlyn Morgan. Solos, Annie It-) we, Maggie Junes, Gwladys Davies, l.i/y.ie Ann Lewis and Mary Jane Wil- liams. THe children were catechised by Air. Thomas Jones, J.P. The even- ing meeting was commenced by the pastor. Hesitation, Dick Probert. Solo, Lizzie M Davies. Recitation, M. Dilys Jones. Solo, Hannah Harris. Solo, Dick Probert. Recitation, Annie Rowe. Solo, Dorothy John. Recitation, Emlyn Morgan. Dialogue, Mrs. M A. Morris and Class. Trio, D. Thomas, Thomas J. Edwards, and Mrs. David Thomas. Recitation, Tom Jones. The Hand of Hope Choir gave several choruses. The accompanists were Mr. Wiilie Edwards and Miss Eleanor Harris, while Mr. Tom Harris con- ducted. OBITUARY. On Saturday evening last Mr. Emrys Jones, Schoolmaster, Harris Street, passed away. Since April 25th deceased had been confined to his bed. Dr. Ieuan G. Thomas pro- nounced his illness as pneumonia with heart failure. His only son, who is on active service in France, was sent tor, but he failed to obtain leave. Mr. Jones was a highly respected native of Ilirwain, being the 60n of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Jones, Harris Street. lie received his training at Bangor Normal College, and in 1880 became headmaster of PendNvn School. In 1896 he became assistant schoolmaster a I. Ilirwain School under Air. David Jones. Upon the latter's retirement he was elected to fill the vacancy. Mr. Jones was a deacon and the secretary of Tabernacle Congregational Church. In his departure the church has been deprived of a loyal, consistent and use- ful worker, and the district of a cheer- ful and kind neighbour. For 20 years he had been the Secretary of the Ilir- wain Benefit Society. A strong advocate of Temperance be acted as Lodge Deputy of the Hirwain Branch of the I.O.G.T. In succession to his respected father he was elected treasurer of the Women's Provident Society. He was a loyal supporter of every good movement in the village. He was formerly married to Margaret Ann, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Griffiths, colliery proprietor, and who died about 13 years ago. Afterwards he married Mary, the elder daughter of of Mr. 'Isaac Jones, Tudor Avenue. Deceased was 53 years of age. General sympathy is felt towards the widow and son.
tftecynon. DON'T delay, but call on JAY. OBITUARY. On Thursday last week Mr. David Owens, 36 Harriet Street, passed away at the age of 69 years. The interment took place on Monday at the Aberdare Cemetery. The mourners were: Evan D. Owens, son; William Davies, son-in-law; D. E. Davies, grandson; Evan Lewis, John Lewis, John Evans, David, Tom and Johnny Price, W. Walters, nephews. The Rev. R. Jones, Vicar, officiated. The late Mr. Owens was a Churchman and an old and respected inhabitant.
CWMAMAN. ALL trams and buses leaa yuu to JAY'S. IF YOU WANT good Garden Seeds, try Emrys Evans', Aberdare. He stocks first prize seeds only. Personal attention. APPOINTMENT. Mr. David Davies, undermanager at Fforchwen Pit of the Cwmaman Collieries, has been appointed manager of the United National Collieries, Risca. He is to be succeeded at Fforchwen by Mr. W. J. Oliver. C.E.M.S. — On Thursday a meeting of the St. Joseph's branch was held. Mr. John Powell, M.E., presided. An instructive paper was read by Air. T. P. Morris, Brynmair Road, on "Pardon and Power." A discussion ensued, in which the following took part.: Messrs. George Williams, Martin Isaac, James Webb, Hugh Webb and the Vicar. CYMD KIT HAS DDIWYLLIADOL Moriah Aman.—Nos Iau diweddaf llywyddwyd gan y Parch. E. J. > Owen, gweinidog. Darllenwyd dau bapur godidog, y naill ar "Ddelfrydau Byw- yd" gan Mr. D. J. Thomas, a'r llall ar "Ddyfalbarhad mewn Bywyd' gan Mr. J. E. Rees. Dilynwyd" mewn rhyddymddiddan gan Mn. David Stephens, Benjamin Jones, William Argust, a'r Parch. E. J. Owen. AFTER TWO YEARS. On Monday morning last the lower end of Fforch- aman Road was en fete with flags and bunting to extend a right royal welcome to Private William Henry Davey, the eldest son of Mrs. E. Hadley, who that morning was returning home after an absence of over two years, the greater portion of which he has spent in active service. He is now only 18 years of age, having enlisted in the A.S.C. when he was 16. He is now attached to the Machine Gun Section of the A.S.C. He has been through many engagements and has escaped from being wounded. He has been in hospital suffering from his knee, which he dislocated whilst in the colliery, and has also had an attack of trench fever. He looks well and happy; he returns to France on Monday next. DEATH AND INTERMENT. On Wenesday Miss Bessie Evans, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Evans. 52 Brynhyfryd, passed peacefully away after a prolonged illness patiently borne. She was 22 years of age. The remains were laid to rest on the following Tuesday at the Aberdare Cemetery, when the Rev. E. J. Owen c officiated. The chief mourners were:- First coach, Father; Mother; Misses Martha Ann Evans and Bronwen Evans, sisters; Mr. William George Evans, brother; Mr. Walter Constance. brother-in-law. and Rona Constance. niecp; 2nd coach, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Evans, brother and sister-in-law; Ella May, sister; Aeron Evans, brother; Mr. William G. Evans, uncle; Miss Beatrice At. Evans and George Henry Evans, cousins; 3rd coach, Mr. Alex- ander Evans, uncle; Miss Annie Evans, eousin; William John Evans, cousin; Mrs. Chappell, aunt; Mr. T. Foulkes. and Miss Lizzie Gwen James, cousins; Ith coach, Mr. and Mrs. William Ar- gust, Mrs. J. R. Evans. Mrs. Arnold Lewis, friends. and the Rev. E. J. Owpn; 5th coach. Messrs. Ben Jones. Thos. Thomas, J. R. Evans, and William Jonathan, who acted as bearers. Several floral tributes were received.
"Better send an inspector down to see what's the matter with this man's meter. said the cashier in the gas company's office to the superintendent. "Oh," began the superintendent, "we throw complaints about meters-" This is no complaint. He sends a cheque for the amount of his bill, and ,ays it's 'n>lT reasonable.' Printed and Published nt, their Printing Works, 19 Cardiff Street, Aberdare, in the County of Glamorgan, by the Proprietors, W. Pugh and J. L. Rowlands.
Aberdare Police Court. Wednesday, May gth.-Befol-e Messrs. D. P. Davies, Col. Morgan Morgan, D. 'VV. Jones, F. W. Mander. Frank Hodges, J. H. Powell, and IIltyd Hopkins. An Old Offender.-Evan Rosser, who was charged with being drunk in High Street, Aberdare, on May 2nd, did not put in an appearance, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Fiery Chimney. Thomas Hichârds, Aberaman, allowing his chimney to he on fire, ordered to pay 2s. 6d.. P.C. Bradshaw proved.
Damage to Pit Props. lVm. J. Evans and Edward L. Evans, Cwmaman, two colliers em- ployed at the Cwmaman Colliery, were charged with doing; wilful damage to pit props. Mr. W. Kenshole prose- cuted for the Colliery Co., and men- tioned that the defendants had sawn off blocks of wood from a valuable pit prop. The Board of Trade had issued a circu- lar asking colliery companies and others to exercise economy in the use of timber. Wm. John Oliver, under-manager at Cwmaman Colliery, said that on March 29th he wont to W. J. Evans' stall. Evans was not there, and witness found him in an adjoining stall with Edward L. Evans. They were behind a tram, engaged in sawing a pitprop with a double-handed saw. The pit-prop was 5 ft. 7 in. long. He asked them what they were doing and they said "Sawing a block for firewood," and in reply to a further question they admitted that they had been O yards from their working-place fetching the saw. Wit. ness produced a copy of the circular issued by the Board of Trade re econo- my in timber. In reply to Col. Morgan witness said the prop was an old one, but it could be used again. The defendants admifted the offence and added that they did not think there was much harm in sawing old timber. Fined 2Us. each and 2s. damages.
Settlement Agreed Upon. David Scurry Davies, for whom Mr. W. Thomas appeared, was summoned by his wife, Mrs. Margaret Ann Davies, represented by Mr. W. Ken- | shole, for persistent cruelty. Mr. Kenshole said he had come to an arrangement with Mr. Thomas, whereby an order of 10s. 6d. a week would be agreed to. Mrs. Da vies gave evidence briefly, and said she had been obliged to leave her husband owing to his cruel conduct. Mr. Thomas, on behalf of his client, agreed to the amount stated. Defend- ant suffered from bronchitis and was unable to work regularly. The Bench made an order of 10s. 6d. a week and costs. i
Cardigan Man Sent to Prison. I James Morris, of Cardigan, who cre- ated a good deal of amusement in Court 5 or 6 weeks ago when he was sum- moned by his wife, was now brought up in custody charged with not obeying J the magistrates' order to contribute 20s. a week towards his wife. The amount owing was £ 4 6s-. 6d. Mr. W. Thomas represented Mrs. Morris, who lives in Gadlys. She stated that oil; March 28th she obtained an order, and her husband had not paid her a penny since. 1 Mr. W. Thomas: We have had to] pay £ 2 5s. to bring the defendant from Cardigan. He is a butcher in that town, and ought to be able to pay this j money to his wife. Defendant: I have not done anything in butchering for a long time. Here is a bottle of medicine (producing one from his coat pocket) which I have to ( take. It is her own fault that she doesn't live with me. She left me oi I her own accord. I am willing to pro- vide a home for her in Cardigan or Aberdare. A sum of £ 1 a week is a lot for a woman. Col. Morgan: What is your age? I Defendant: I am 43. I am willing to go to Munition Works or anywhere in order to keep her, but £ 1 a week is out of all sense. I The Bench committed defendant to prison for 28 days. Clerk: And if you don't pay when you come out, you will go back for another 28 days. Defendant: I'll die in prison before J pay.
Drunk in the Park. Wm. Griffiths, Trecynon, and Ann Lewis, Tyntetown, were charged with beingr drunk in Aberdare Park. The female defendant did not appear. The male defendant was also charged with assaulting a constable. P.C. Wm. Jones, Trecynon, deposed that on Tuesday, May 8th, at o,30 p.m., he received a complaint from the Park Inspector. On going to the Park he saw the male defendant and two women, the three being drunk, and they were surrounded by a crowd of 200 or 300 people, mostly children. The male defendant was lying on the ground, and while witness tried to lift him, defendant deliberately kicked him on the left leg. Witness struggled and eventually got the man on his feet, and < with the' help of the Park Inspector r conveyed him to Trecynon Police Station. Ann Lewis, also, had to be i carried to the Police Station. ( Defendant: I had a cold on me, and ] 1 drank a bottle of whisky. I admit being drunk, but I remember nothing about kicking the constable. I ask for your mercy if you will kindly give it. The male defendant was fined 10s. for being drunk and 30s. for the as- sault, in default 14 days. The temale defendant was fined 10s. or 7 days.
CADLYS. DON'T delay, but call on JAY. CONGRATULATIONS to Miss Annie Mary Morris, Oxford Street, on her success in passing the musical examina- tion connected with the London College of Music. Great praise is due to pupil and teacher, Miss Mathews, A.L.C.M., Trecynon.
ABERDARE. JAY'S furniture ia worth placing In your best rooms. OBI TUARY. Last Saturday, after a long and lingering illness, Phyllis Mildred Caldicott passed away. She was 15 years of age, and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Caldicott, and grand-daughter to Mr. and Mrs. William Caldicott, Dean Street, with whom she lived. During the last two years the father, mother, and another child (lied, and little Phyllis was the only surviving member of the family. Profound sympathy is felt by all towards the grandparents in their bitter trouble. The funeral, which was private, took place yesterday (Wednesday).
ABERNANT. JAY'S easy payment system 18 easy for yon. INTERMENT. — On Tuesday the re- mains of the late Mr. Thomas J. Thomas, 5 Moss Row, were interred at mains of the late Mr. Thomas J. Thomas, 5 Moss Row, were interred at Aberdare Cemetery. He was 45 years of I age, and leaves a widow and eight i children, with whom deep sympathy is felt. He had been. ailing since October last, and passed away on Wednesday, May 2nd, at Merthyr Infirmary. The body was brought home on the follow- ing Saturday morning. At the funeral on Tuesday the Revs. T. Emrys James, Abernant, and Cynog Williams, Heoly- felin, officiated. The mourners on foot were: Messrs. John, David and Thomas Thomas, sons; Thomas Jenkins. Thomas Morgan, William Evans, and David Morgan, brothers-in-law; Thomas Jen- kins, brother-in-law; John, William, Edgar, Albert, Idris, Trevor, Ivor and Tom Jenkins, nephews; Richard Dickens, Richard Rowberry, Frank Thomas, Thomas Thomas, Charles Owens, David John Thomas, cousins. First coach, Widow; Misses Catherine, Lizzie Ann, Nellie and Hannah J. Thomas, daughters; Mrs. Jenkins, sister, and Mrs. Evans, sister-in-law; ?nd coach, Mrs. Dickens, Mrs. Jenkins, Miss Keziah Evans, Miss Catherine J. I Evans, nieces; Mrs. Lewis, Merthvr, and Mrs. Owpns, Cwmbach, aunts; 3rd coach. )[r. Thomas, Cwm, aunt; Mrs. C. Owens, Cwmbach; Miss Gwen Bevan, nieces; 4th coach. Mrs. Annie Thomas and Mrs. May Ann Thomas, Blaennant, and Mrs. Thomas, Windsor Terrace, cousins. Wreaths had been re- ceived from: (1) Widow and children; 2) Sister and family: (3) Bethesda Sun- lay School. Abernant; (4) Roger Wil- liams and friends, Robertstown; (5) Mrs. Morris and May. One son of de- feased, Private George Thomas, was in France, and failed to arrive in time for he funeral. He reached Aberdare on :he following day.
CWMBACH. YOU will ba pleased after cf-.Ilinw rAY'S. INTERMENT. — On Saturday the atrial of Mrs. I.angford, Canal Terrace, ook place at the Aberdare Cemetery rhe Rev. R. H. Davies, B.A., Bryii 5eion. officiated. The undertaker was Jr. John Zaeharinh. Aberda'r. CWMBACH TWINS. With regard o the inquest reported in last week's Leader, Nurse Walters wishes to state that she did not suggest the ordering of a coffin, but she simply wrote a note to be sent to the undertaker, certifying birth and death of the two children. COMPETITIVE MEETING. At the Workmen's Hall on Tuesday evening a competitive concert was held. The chairman was Mr. J. R. James, sup- ported by Mr. Evan Williams, secre- tary, and Guardian John Hughes, treasurer. Awards: Contralto solo, Mrs. C. Harris. Bass solo, Mr. Francis Davies. The adjudicator was Mr. D. Itees Davies, G. and L. A short sketch "was given by the teachers of the Cwm- bach Council School, entitled "Apart- ments To Let," which was well per- formed. Solo, Miss Ada Palmer. On the proposition of Mr. David Davies, Seconded by Mr. William Davies, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to the chairman and the teachers. The accompanists were Messrs. Herbert Davies and Ivor Vaughan.
ABERC WMBOI. DON'T delay, but call on JAY. DEATH AND INTERMENT. On Saturday, April 28th, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Howells, wife of Mr. David Howells, 79 Jenkin Street, passed away at the early age of 28 years, leaving a sorrowful husband and three young children. The interment took place on Thursday last at Maesyrarian Cemetery. The Rev. G. Neighbour, Mountain Ash, officiated, assisted by Mr. John Davies (Gwinau Emlyn). The following were the mourners: --Husband: Mr. Thomas Cutter, Newtown, father; Messrs. Henry Cutter. Ebenezer and Thomas Cutter. brothers; Noah Howells, Evan Davies, Edward Morgan, brothers-in-law; William Powell, uncle; Dan .Tones, Dowlais, brother-in-law; J. V. Howells, cousin; William Card, brother-in-law: Brinley Phillips, cousin; John Evans and James Evans, John Edwards, Samuel Davies, and Lewis Thomas, uncles; Robert Evans, George Morgan, and W. J. Jones, cousins.
ABERAMAN. DON'T delay, but call on JAY. JOIN our Shoe Club now. Get your goods when you like.—Lewis, 1 Canon Street, Aberdare. ON LEAVE. Driver W. J. Morris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Morris, Mount Hill Street, returned to Preston on Friday. He was at one time a clerk in the employ of the Co-operative. APPOINTMENT. Guardian D. J. Phillips has been appointed by the Director of National Service to servo on the Appeals Court for North and East Glamorgan as a representative of the employees. W.C.C.G. On May 2nd the fort- nightly meeting was held at the Co-op. Hall. Mrs. Bennett presided, and Mrs. Matt Lewis, secretary, and a large num- ber of members were present. Mrs. Lewis gave a report of the Housing Problem meeting, held at Cardiff on the Saturday previous. Miss Maud Richards was congratulated on having been ap- pointed delegate at the last quarterly meeting of the Co-op. Society to the Congress at Swansea during Whit-week. She is the first lady delegate to be I appointed. Several new members were enrolled. CHAR ITY PERFORMANCE. On Friday evening, at the Grand Theatre, the Masqueraders (consisting of the well-known Mountain Ash Dramatic Society), gave a performance of "An Ideal Husband," in aid of the Merthyr Sanatorium. There were a large num- ber present. The various characters were excellently portrayed. Mr. Emrys Lloyd, as Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, did exceedingly well. Mr. Ben Howells made a fine Viscount Goring, and Mr. Jack Morgan, as the Earl of Caversham, was all that could be de- sired. Mr. W. Phillips was also fine as Vicomve -de Nanjac. Miss M. Lloyd as Miss Mabel Chiltern and Mrs. Rogers as Miss Cheveley did very well. Miss Marjorie Jones as Lady Chilton was splendid. The arrangements were carried out by Mrs. Glyn Jones. THE QUARTERLY meeting of Saron Sunday School was held on Sunday, the Rev. H. P. Jenkins (pastor) presiding. The meeting was opened by Mr. W. Price. Duet, Ethel Edevane and S. A. Hughes. Recitation, Annie Jones. Solo, Phyllis Williams. Solo, Nancy Richards. Recitations, Margaret Evans, William Thomas Lewis. Solos, Carrie Lewis, May Jones, Nancy Griffiths, OIwen Brown. Recitations, Cassie Palmer, Lydia M. Thomas, Ceinwen Thomas, Marjory Thomas, Teddy Lloyd, Miriam Lewis. Solos, Katie Wil- liams, Maud Meredith, Elsie Lewis. Mary Griffiths. Recitations, Willie Jacobs, Cledwyn Griffiths, Ceinwen Lewis. Mary Ann Rowlands, Phyllis I Williams, Corina Llewelyn, Lizzie Hannah Jacobs, M. Evans, W. George, Megan Davies, Mary Gwen Jones. Dialogue, Gertie Jones and Sarah Mary Scott. Recitations, Gertie Jones, Sarah M. Scott. The conductor was Mr. Handel Harris; accompanist, Mr. G. J. Handel Harris; accompanist, Mr. G. J. Jenkins. I SALE OF WORK. A successful sale of work in connection with St. Margaret's Church was held in the Church Hall on Thursday, May 3rd. The sale was declared open by Mrs. E. M. Hann, The Oúklands, over 100 I persons being present. The following were in charge of the stalls:—l-'oncy and General Stall, Mrs. Finney. Mrs. Gilroy, Miss Wager, and Miss Temple. China Stall, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Budge. China Stall, Mrs. Morgan. Mrs. Budge. Mrs. Davies, Miss EnlOn, and Miss F. Williams. Refreshment Stall, Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. Powell, Mrs. Hughes, and Miss Powell. Miscellaneous Stall. Mrs. Rees, Miss Knapton, and Miss Rees. I Cake Stall. Miss Howell and Miss Hughes. Plain and Needlework Stall. Mrs. Croker, Mrs. Morgan. Mrs. Andrews. Mrs. Venables,' Mrs. J. Ven- ablps, and Mrs. Powell. Men's Stall, Mr. Andrews and Mr. J. Davies. Sunday School Stall, Mrs. Smith. Miss Handley and Miss Walker. Children's Stall, Miss Lookyear, Miss Venables, and Miss G. Williams. Fruit Stall, Mrs. W. Perry, Mrs. Williams, and Mrs. H. Perry. Sweet Stall, Mrs. Bray. Bran Tub, Misses L. and 1. Williams. There were also side shows by the Young Men's Guild, comprising exhibition of works of art. fishing, etc. Mr. Bert Phillips' orchestra played selections. The proceeds were towards liquidating a debt of over £ 300 on the Hall. Mr. i Ernest Williams was the secretary, and Mr. John Davies treasurer. < THE INTERMENT of the remains of Air. David John Williams, 327 Cardiff ] Hourl. took place on Monday at the Aberdare Cemetery. The Revs. T. Thomas, Ynyslwyd, and R. H. Davies, Bryu. Seion, Cwmbach, were the officiating ministers. The mourners were: Messrs. Gwilym Williams, Cwm- bach, brother; Joseph Morgan, brother- in-law; James Williams, David Wil- liams, Henry Williams, and John Wil- liams, Cwmbach, uncles; Johnny and William J. Lawrence, brothers-in-law; David Thomas, David Marshall, and George Clements, Cwmbach, uncles; Gwilym Phillips, Ferndale; Thomas John Davies and Richard David Lewis, Aberaman, brothers-in-law; James Lawrence, Fochriw; William Jones, Tumble, and Edward Jones, Aberaman, uncles; Thomas John Thomas, David Thomas, David E. Williams and Daniel Palmer, Cwmbach, cousins; Rees Wil- liams, Jacob James, and James Evans, Cwmbach, and James Morris, Roberts- town, uncles; John Lawrence and David Lawrence, Fochriw; Walter Treasure, Cilfynydd; Harry Roberts, Fochriw; Abraham J. Williams, Abercwmboi; Henry H. Evans, Howell H. Davies, and Evan Davies, Aberaman; Gwilym Evans, Mountain Ash. and Harry Evans, Aberdare, cousins; James Evans, uncle; Mrs. Berry, Mrs. Evans, and AJrs. Aubrey, aunts, Trecynon; Mrs. Evans, cousin, Trecynon, and Mrs. Dough ton, Abernant, aunt. First coach, Widow; Danny Williams, David Lawrence Williams, and Austin Wil- liams, sons; Mrs. Williams, mother; Ceridwen Morgan, Margaret A. Wil- liams and Gladys Williams, sisters; Gwennie Williams, sister-in-law; Glyn I 'Williams, nephew; 2nd coach, Mrs. Mary Ann Phillips, Ferndale; Mrs. Katie Davies, and Mrs. Sarah Lewis, Aberaman, sister-in-law; Mrs. Margaret Thomas, Cwmbach; Mrs. Mary Thomas, Pentre Ystrad, and Mrs. Catherine J. Clements, Cwmbach, aunts; 3rd coach, Mrs. Ann Marshall and Mrs. Ann Wil- liams, aunts; Mrs. Annie Palmer, Mrs. Rebecca Williams, and Sarah Ann Wil- liams, cousins; 4th coach. Mrs. Mary A. Williams, Mrs. Hee", Williams, and Airs. Cecil James, aunts; 5th coach, Mrs. James Evans and Mrs. Mary A. Jones, Ferndale, aunts; Mrs. Annie Williams and Mrs. Annie Evans, Tre- cynon, cousins; Mr. T. Davies, Cwni- aman; 6th coach, Mrs. L. Phillips and Mrs. Vittle, Bristol; Mrs. Morris, Tre- eynon; Mrs. Potter and Mrs. Evans, Aberdare, aunts. Wreaths: (1) Widow and Children; (2) Mother, Sister and Brother; (3) Dick and Gwennie, brother and sister-in-law; (4) Mrs. Morris, aunt; (5) Co-op. Employees, Aberaman: ((!) Neighbours; (7) Mrs. Vittle and Mrs. Phillips, Avonmouth, Bristol. The bearers were: Messrs. William Evans, Thomas Jones, Joseph Allen and Thomas Phillips, representatiyes of the Free Gardeners' Friendly Society; Arthur Evans, Aberdare; Fred Rees, Cwmbach; Tommy Thomas. Glyn Neath, and Morgan J. Davies, Aberdare.