¡ Prepaid Small Avertisements. inserted at the following specially low rates:— One week. 3 wks. 6 wks. 12 words 0 9 1 9 3 0 20 „ 1 0 2 6 4 0 28 „ 1 3 3 3 5 0 86 „ 1 6 4 0 6 0 44 „ 1 9 4 9 7 0 These charges apply only to the follow- ing classes of advertisements :—Apart- ments, Situations (Vacant or Wanted), To Let, Lost or Found, and Miscellaneous Sales and Wants. Trade Advertisements will be charged an additional 50 per cent. Properties for Sale or Wanted at I double above rate. If not prepaid extra will be charged. Advertisement and Publishing Offices, 19 Cardiff Street, Aberdare. All replies to be called for at the Office. Advertisers who desire to have replies sent to them should forward stamps. WANTED. WORKING Housekeeper, age over W 40. Widows unsuitable. Apply by letter only.—Dr. Jamison, Aber- cynon Road, Abercynon. HOUSE ill Aberdare or Aberaman, from £ '1 to 25s. £ 1 given for key.-Apply, T.D., Leader Office. Aberdare. GENT'S Bicycle. Must be cheap.— Apply, -1, Leader Office. GOOD General.—Apply, Miss Moses, Redcroft, Llwydcoed. LADY Assistant. Must have had drapery experience.—Masters & Co., Ltd., Oxford St., Mountain Ash. SMART Boy to take out parcels, etc. —ripply, Illtyd Williams,'Draper, Aberdare. A SSISTANT Dressmaker at once. AS to 10 years' experience.—Apply with full particulars, J. H. Powell and Son, Emporium, Cwmaman. GOOD, strong day girl for business house.—Apply, Mrs. Lloyd, 17 Commercial Street, Aberdare. HOUSE in Aberdare. Rent, 2os. to 28s. £ 1 given for key.—Apply, H.O., Leader Office. BOY, 14 upwards, to deliver milk. Good wages for suitable lad. — Apply, Lewis, Pant Farm, Cwmbach. MAN and Wife without children wanted to keep house for widower.—Apply, 46, "Leader" Office. WANTED to Buy a Second-hand Piano, to suit learner. Apply by letter, giving price, to F.O., Leader Office. TO LET. HOUSE in Park Lane, Aberdare. Immediate possession. — Apply, A.G., Leader Office. QUEEN'S STUDIO. Apply, 27 Whit-combe Street. HOUSE and Shop, 46 Lewis Street, Aberaman, to let. — Apply, Garth, Abernant Road, Aberdare. FURNISHED or unfurnished rooms. J. Suit respectable couple without children, or two ladv friends.—Apply, 42M, Leader Office. MISCELLANEOUS. CHIROPODY.—Corns, Bunions, In- C growing Toe-Nails are dealt with on scientific methods by a certificated chiropodist. Residences visited any- where in district. Moderate fees. Lewis, 1 Canon Street (Opposite Post Office), Aberdare. J FINE h CO., 18b .Whitoorohe • Street, Aberdare, are buying .41 telling Second-hand Furniture. KARSWOOD Chick-Rearing Meal, JjL lid., and Karswood Chicken Powder, 2d. packets, make sturdy chicks.John Davies, Corn Merchant, Duke Street. SHALL Germany starve Britain? Not if every poultry-keeper pro- duces every egg possible. Karswood Spice, containing ground insects, will help. 2d., 6d., is. Arthur Jon.s, Cash Stores, Pontcynou. C1ASH WANTED.—Lady offers pri- ) vately valuable presentation set of table cutlery, consisting of 6 table knives, 6 dessert knives, pair meat carvers and steel. Unsoiled. Accept for immediate cash. 19/6. Approval willingly.—Write 675, Leader Office. 6 6 ERMANY means to starve us VJT out," says Mr. Neville Cham- berlain. Let every poultry-keeper strike for Britain by producing more eggs. Karswood Harmless Poultry Spice, containing ground insects, will help.' Packets 2d., 6d., Is. Try it from John Davies, Corn Merchant, Duke Street, Aberdare. << ERMANY means to starve us VJT out," says Mr. Neville Cham- berlain. Let every poultry-keeper strike for Britain by producing more eg^s Karswood Spice will help- 6d?, Is.—Davies & Son, Taft Stores, Duke Street, Aberdare. IT is easy to rear every chick to lay at six months old if you sprinkle Karswood Chicken Powder, containing ground insects, regularly over their soft food. 2d., 6d., ls-Jones, 9 Oxford Street, Mountain Ash. NO DEAD CHICKS.—To make your poultry pay, you must rear every chick, and the only sur way to do this is to feed them for the first three weeks exclusivelv on Armitage's No. 1 Origin- al Dry Chisk Food, and follow on with Armitage's No. 2 Crow-On C-hicken Mixture, and Armitage's No. 3 Small Chicken Corn. Manufactured by Ar- mitage Brothers, Ltd., Poultry Food Specialists, Nottingham.—Sold by D. J. Price, Royal Stores, Penrhiwceiber; W. L. Herhert, Herbert Stores, Cwm- aninn. Aberdare: John Davies, Duke Street, Aberdare; T. L. Oastree, Corn Merchant, Mountain Ash; Jones Bros., Margaret Street, Abercynon; li. R. Pugh, Margaret Street, Abercynon. Mrs. M. A. HARRIS Widow of the late Mr, J. W. Harris, who for many years carried on the business of PHOTOGRAPHER at the Triumph Studio, 1 Station St, Aberdare, Begs to thank all those who patronised the late Mr. Harris, and respectfully solicits the continuance of the same to her The Business will be carried on as usual, and all orders entrusted to her will be executed with promptness. VICTOR FREED Has the FINEST SELECTION OF HIGH CLASS PIANOS and ORGANS in the District. All the FAMOUS MAKES Represented. Good Prices allowed for Second-hand Pianos. Very Liberal Cash Discounts allowed. Send for CATALOGUE before purchasing elsewhere. 57 & 59 OXFORD ST., MOUNTAIN ASH. THE PALACE MOUNTAIN ASH. MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, May 21st, 22nd and 23rd. HOBART BOSWORTH, the celebrated Star, in- 'The LAND DF BRDAEN PROMISE' or The aqui, a Trans-Atlantic masterpiece, in four reels. Following week.—Gladys Cooper, the idol of the British Stage, in Marie Corelli's "THE SORROWS OF SATAN." DBILL HALL, Mountain Ash. Annual EISTEDDFOD (under the auspices of the Mountain Ash Young Choristers Juvenile Choir.) Saturday, July 21, 1917. ADJUDICATORS: Music W. J. EVANS, Esq., Aberdare, Recitations, Rev. G. H. JONES, Mt. Ash. Great Juvenile Choir Competition open to Choirs not under 40 in number and under 16 years of age, either of the following :— I sing because I love to sing Pinsuiti ''The Stream and the Flower T. Price 1st. Prize £ 4. and chair value £ 3 3s. 2nd. £ 1 & Silver Mounted Baton Valuable prizes also given for Congregational Choirs, Champion & other Solos, Recitations etc. Programmes now ready id. each, by post i^d. L. J. DAVIES, Myrtle Villa, Harcourt Road, j4ountain Ash. PROPERTIES FOR SALE. HOUSE in Glancynon Terrace, Aber- aman.—Apply, Wm. Thomas, Esq., Solicitor, Aberdare. LOST. 1^1 RID AY last, between Cwmaman and Aberaman, handle-starter of motor cycle. Finder rewarded 011 re- turning to 99 Fforchaman Road, Cwm- aman. FOR SALE. HEARSE, light, glass sides, equal new, low price. Cash or terms.— Marston. 24 Bradford St., Birmingham. I^ILNERAL Coach, with child's coffin box, equal new. Cash or terms.—Marston, 24 Bradford Street. Birmingham. IjllNAL Reductions. — White Leg- horns, White Wyandottes, Buff Orpingtons, Anconas, Rhode I. Reds. Eggs for sitting from 4s. to os. dozen. Chicks, 10s. to 12s. Broody hens. — Davids, Fruiterer, Jubilee Road, Aber- aman. DAY Old Chicks, from best pedigree layers, R.I. Reds, White Wyan- dottes, and Barred Rocks, Is. each.—■ Jones, 3 Broncynon Terrace, Aberdare. ("^AMPINES Eggs and Broody Heas. —Chidgey, Derihir Farm, Llwyd- coad, Aberdare. EGGS for Sitting. — R.I.R., Leg- horns and Wyandottes. Eggs, 4s. 6d. per dozen. Chickens, double. No better layers than the parents of these.tephens, 10 George Street, Aberaman. ABERDARE AND DISTRICT CHORAL SOCIETY. 1 PRACTICES of the above Choir JL have commenced for the S-econdi Annual Concerts in aid of the Funds of I the General Hospital, and are held in the different Sections, as follows:— Trecynon, Ebenezer Hall: Tuesday j evenings at 7.45. Sunday afternoons at 3.45. Town, Siloa Hall: Wednesday evenings at 7.45. Aberaman, Lesser Hall: Tuesday evenings at 7.45; Sunday afternoons at 3.45. A hearty invita- tion is given to all Singers to join now. —D. J. Williams, Hon. Sec.
BIRTHS, WHWES aqd DEATHS BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS, ACKNOWLEDCMENTS AND iN MEMORIAM NOTICES Are charged at the minimum rate of 1/6 for 30 words, &nd sixpence for each additional ten word* or part of ten words, and must be prepaid. Lists of wreaths and wedding pres- ents are charged at the minimum rate of Is. 6d. for one inch and It. for each additional inch. DEATH. KING-JONES.—At Brynavon, Tylors- town, on Sunday, May 13th, Mabel, age 24, dearly beloved wife of Tom Jones, and daughter of Mrs. S. King, 36 Commercial Street, Aberdare. Deeply mourned. ACKNOWLEDGMENT. JONES.—Mr. Griffith Jones, 32 Oxford Street, Aberdare, on behalf of the family, beg to sincerely thank the kind friends who sent them letters of I sympathy in their recent sad bereave- ment. Also for the floral tributes received. IN MEMORIAM. EWINGTON.—In loving and affection- ate memory of Private Gordon Ewing- ton, 1st Battalion Royal Welsh Fu- siliers, who was killed in action at Festubert, France, on May 16, 1915, aged 18 ye&rs, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ewington, Vale View, Abercynon. Though bruised and shattered falls the dear loved form, A stripling stricken in the night of storm, Though deep he sleeps in alien earth for bed, He is not dead. —From his sorrowing father and mother; sisters and brothers. WILLIAMS.—In loving memory of Ed- ward Williams, 21 Windsor Terrace. Abernant, who died May 21, 1910. What though in lonely grief I sigh For one beloved no longer nigh, Submissive would I'still reply, "Thy will be done." —Sadly missed by wife, son and daughter. JAMES.—Er cof anwyl am Lewis Rhys James, 8 Sion Place, Cwmbach, a fu farw Mai 18fed, 1903. O'i ol ef fel awel ha', Hiraeth vn brudd alara." -Ei Blant. MORGANS.—In loving memory of our dear grandpa, the late Rees Mor- gans, Mackworth Villa, who died May 21st, 1916.—Grandchildren. MORGANS.—In loving memory of our dear father, the late Rees Morgans, Mackworth Villa, who died May 21 1916. Sadly missed by son and daughters.
Scraps. BY THE SCRIBE. The Rev. Peter Price dropped a bomb- shell at Trecynon when he said that there would be no munition factories in the kingdom of heaven. Some munitioneers are greatly annoyed at the implication that the kingdom of h- will have a monopoly of these works when the dividing of the sheep and the goats takes place. I know of one man who went to hear Dr. Peter Price and was flabbergasted because the reverend gentleman did not come to bury the hatchet of discord between employers and men, but to praise it, and call it by such names as "divine discontent," etc. I learn that Harry Lauder is to speak at a great Prohibition meeting in London. Seriously is this intended to give a touch of comicality to the move- ments News of violent deaths under tragic circumstances of men who were well known and dear to us have become so common that we are no longer shocked by anything we hear almost. Neverthe- less several people in Aberdare were shocked and grieved to hear of the death of Mr. William Harper, who at one time represented the Gadlys Ward on the District Council. His case was somewhat out of the ordinary. A man well over the military age and also a pronounced Socialist—but evidently of the Blatchfordian type—he enlisted as a private, was sent to the firing line, and made the supreme sacrifice. His old comrades in Aberdare. whatever their views on the war, cannot fail to ap- preciate William Harper's sublime courage and self-sacrifice. The "too-old-at-forty-oners" who were dying for an opportunity to die for their country will now have their chance. All men between forty-one and fifty may enlist. At present it is a system of voluntaryism and attestation on lines similar to those of the Derby Scheme. Whether it will eventually blossom into conscription is a matter of speculation to all and fear to some. In these days of exigencies and emer- gencies we never know. Our watchword at all times should be "Be ye also ready." It is said that the Postmaster-General intends making the numbering of all I houses compulsory, in order to facilitate I the delivery of letters and telegrams. This is decidedly bad news for Lord and Lady Swank of The Herons and I Madam Vere de Vere of Formosa. To think that their six-roomed mansions with gold-knockered doors should be brought down to the level of a plebeian's cottage! Now that the Government is on the job it would be well for them to go further and apply the simplifying principle to the naming of all children born unto the world. Some fond parents, .poor but proud, have nothing to give their heirs except a wealth of names. I pity many poor kiddies who are burdened with this nominal endow- ment. It would certainly wound the pride of many parents of the "swanky" type if their offsprings were to be known as simple 2A or 7X instead of Georgina Arabella Ethelberta Picotes Smithson, or Alexander Reginald Artaxerxes Caesar Llewelyn. But how it would simplify registering and roll-calling in all spheres of life!
CWMCWRACH COLLIERS' CAME. At Neath County Police Court on Friday, William Shaw, John G. Davies, James Roberts, Glyn Neath; and Wm. McLeod, Cwmgwrach colliers, were charged with gaming with cards at the Lamb and Flag Football Field on Satur- day last. David Lloyd and James Git- tins, colliers, Glyn Neath, were charged with aiding and abetting in the offence. P.S. Morgan said defendants were seated in a ring, and Lloyd and Gittens were scouting. Davies, who had previous convictions, was fined 20s., and the others 10s. each.
ASSURANCE AGENTS' GRIEVANCES. A well-attended meeting of Insurance Agents and Collectors in the Aberdare District was held at the Friendly Socie- ties' Rooms, Cardiff Street, on Friday evening, presided over by Mr. Evan Thomas, President of the N.U.L.A.A. Branch. The chief topics dealt with were: The War Bonus. Block System and Lady Collectors. The chief speak- ers were Councillor E. Stonelake, Mr. George Thomas, E.C., Llanelly; Mr. Willie Thomas, Mountain Ash, and Mr Nicholas, Mountain Ash. The ad- dresses dealt with Assurance Offices who have taken advantage of the war in introducing a system to lower the average agents' earnings. Also the action of the Directors of the different offices in not granting a war bonus to their agents was discussed. The meet- ing decided to appoint a deputation to interview the M.P.'s who were visiting the district during the week-end. The deputation carried out their instruc- tions, and were cordially received. They received a promise that all their griev- ances would be investigated by the powers that be.
HIRWAIN MINISTER'S DEATH. The Rev. R. Derfel Roberts, pastor of Tabernacle Congregational Church, Hir- wain, passed peacefully away on Thurs- day after a prolonged illness at the age of 46 years. Mr. Roberts was a native of Llandderfel, Merionethshire. He was ordained at Bronllwyn, Pentyrch. In January, 1909, in succession to the late Rev. Thomas Edmunds, he became pastor of Tabernacle Church. He was married in 1910 to Miss Ann Williams, daughter of Mr. Williams, late of Pen- tyrch. The rev. gentleman was a committee member of the North Glamor- gan Quarterly Meeting, and secretary of the Free Church Council for four years. When the Congregational Union Con- ference was held at Liverpool, he preached a sermon on Temperance. At Pentyrch he was a member of the Education Authority. During his min- istry Soar Chapel was rebuilt. Since he i, came to Tabernacle the church could register a substantial improvement year by year. He was an ardent Liberal. Into all this Work he threw himself with that singular directness and unity of purpose which characterised his whole ministry. He was a strong advocate of Temperance. He was a true soul- winner, a man animated with a genuine passion to gain his fellows for Christ. Ever since the revival he had suffered from a nervous breakdown, and grad- ually became weaker. His contagious en- thusiasm, his uplifting fellowship, and his general hospitality will be long and lovingly remembered. The interment took place at Bryngar Cemetery on Tuesday. The Revs. J. R. Dewi Williams, B.A., Vicar, and M. P. Moses officiated at the house. The cortege then proceeded to Tabernacle Church. The Rev. J. H. Williams, Soar, read a portion of the Scriptures, and the Rev. H. A. Davies, Aberdare, offered prayer. The Dead March was played by Miss R. A. Davies and Mrs. Annie Pugh. Addresses, with a clear note of thanksgiving for the life so full of ser- vice and consecration, now crowned with victory and rest. were deliyered by the Revs. D. Teify Davies, E. Cefni Jones, Owen Evans, Risca; R. G. Berry, Pen- tyrch; J. Grawys Toiie, Aberdare; Pro- fessor D. Miall Edwards, Brecon; Revs. Jacob Jones, Merthyr; D. Silyn Evans, Aberclar-?. Letters of condolence were road from Professor Joseph Jones, Brecon, and Lord Rhondda. At the grave- side the Revs. C. Tawelfryn Thomas, Groeswen; Gwilym Rees, Merthyr; J. Sulgwvn Davies. Aberdare, and J. W. Price."Troedvrhiw, officiated. The sing- ing of "i3ydd myrdd o ryfeddodau" was most impressive. Mr. W. James con- ducted the singing. The bearers were: Messrs. Thomas Davies. D. P. Davies, W. D. Lloyd. Councillor D. J. Davies (deacons), Messrs. Phillip Jones. Tom John, Lewis Beynon. and Councillor J. Harris, Trebanog. The mourners were: Widow; Mr. R. Roberts. Llandderfel, brother; Mr. a ad Mrs. Williams, Whit- church, parents-in-law; Mrs. Simons, sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Wil- liams, uncle and aunt. The Late Sergt. Anderson, Aberdare. Mr. and Mrs. H. Anderson (formerly of 38 Trevor Street) have now been offi- cially notified by the War Office that their son, Sergt. H. F. Anderson, of the 124th Field Company, R.E., who was reported missing on July 11th last, was killed on that date in the fighting in Mametz Wood. Sergt. Anderson, who was well known in Aberdare, joined the Royal Engineers on Dec. 19, 1914. His progress was rapid, being promoted to the rank of Sergeant three months later. He went to France with his company towards the end of 1915, and endured the hardships of the win- — tor campaign with characteristic cheer- fulness. He was home on leave in the,, middle of June last, in the best of spirits and looking the picture of health. Three weeks after his return to France he was killed—on his 23rd birthday. Before entering the Army Sergt. tiildet-,soii was in the service of the I owell Duffryn Steam Coal Com- pany as draughtsman at Aberaman, a position to which he had attained by industry and perseverance. Of a gen- ial disposition and endowed with & fine physique and manly bearing, Sergt. Anderson was a general favourite with all who knew him. all who knew him.
I The War. I Pte. John J. McPherson, Canadian Infantry, Grand River, one of the boys who have made the great sacrifice, and a pal of Pte. Wm. Macaulay, Canadian, a brother of Mrs. Charles Fussell, Navi- gation Hotel, Mountain Ash.
MOUNTAIN ASH TRIBUNAL. On Tuesday, May 15.—Mr. Griffith Evans, J.P., in the chair. Also pres- ent: Messrs. W. Lamburn, Chas. Maddox, Wm. Williams, W. H. Jones, Bruce Jones, David Rogers, William Millar, Thomas Jones, and Geo. Hall. Militarv: Major F. N. Gray and Sergt.- Major 3j\ W. Johns. Clerk, Mr. A. Pincombe; assistant, Mr. F. Stock.
Appeals. W m. Jenkins, 54 Arnold Street, Mountain Ash, assistant accountant to the estate agent of Lord Aberdare. Doing work for the allotment holders, and also regarding pitwood. 3 months. Sydney Lewis, Bryngolwg, Mountain Ash, ploughman in the employ of his father, Thomas Lewis. 3 months con- ditionally that he devotes his time to the farm exclusively. John Morgan, 49 Glancynon Terrace, Abercynon, assurance agent. Class Bl. 2 months. David Rogers, in the employ of Mr. P. Halewood, Boot Shop, Oxford St., Mountain Ash. The appeal was also: supported by the employer. Adjourned for medical re-examination. Alfred Johnson, scavenging contrac- tor, Ynysybwl, adjourned for medical examination. Albert Henry Knight, baker, Aber- cynori, 41 years of age. Class C2. Ex- empted conditionally that he be used as a substitute. Edward John Thomas, 11 Elizabeth Street, Abercynon, clerk in the employ of Guest Keen and Nettlefold, Aber- cynon. Sole support of his mother. 2 months final. Albert E. Hay, wireless student and outfitter, Oxford Street, Mountain Ash, asked for temporary exemption till he passes his examination. Adjourned. Edward B. Element, 8 Seymour St., Mountain Ash, milk vendor. Three children and wife in precarious health. Class A. Refused. Chas. Vf Butlin, manager of Lipton's Stores, Mountain Ash. Class Cl. Re- j fused. Robert Thomas, 34 Station Terrace, Penrhiwceiber, insurance agent, an in- valid wife. Granted 3 months. Thomas Jones}; 30 Augusta Street. n\ sybwl, baker s vanman. Aged 28' and wife seriously ill. Class Bl £ months granted. .TWm- .Holman Smith, 5 Henry St., Mountain Ash, in the employ of Mr Morgan Edmunds, Mountain Ash' Class C2. Exempted till end of June! r mal. Sidney Albert Bond, butcher's manager for Eastman's Penrhiwceiber k-hop. Class A. Age 36. Refused. E Jestyn Phipps, licensed victualler, Windsor Hotel, Ynysvbwl. Appealed on ground of business hardship. Class (n. Granted 2 months.
Letters to the Editor. MR, BRACE AND WAR. Dear Sir,-In view of the visit of Mr W. Brace M.P., to Aberdare last Sun- day, and his sneering references to conscientious objectors, some of your readers may be glad to learn what that gentleman's views were in 1913. In May of that year he addressed a meeting during Labour week at the Browning Settlement, and the following is a quotation from his speech:- War is a violation of the Gospel of Jesus. It is, indeed, too silly to talk about; the idea that because there is a dispute between nationalities, thous- ands of men have to be thrust against each other who have no quarrel is in- defensible. Here we are spending our national resources, ndt in assisting and helping the poor but in building enor- mous engines for the destruction of human life. How are you going to solve this problem ? Only through the medium of organised Labour and organ- ised Religion. My own Federation have more than 20 years been meeting in International Congresses with our brothers from Germany and from Aus- tria and France and Belgium and America. When I sit down to do busi- ness with my Continental colleagues until I hear them speak, I can nardlv tell whether they are Britishers, or Germans, or Austrians, or Americans. Every argument goes to show that democracy ought to find a common ground for the settling of their disputes without the arbitrament of the sword. And where will you find that common ground^ apart from the Gosnel of Jesus Christ? It recognises no line ol geo- graphical demarcation, no line of colour, no lines of language, and no lines ot' nationality. Whether you German, or British, or Russian, or Austrian, here is the common ground upon which all nationalities may meet. Here are the principles according to which they may settle their disputes and their differences by argument and negotiation and arrangement and conciliation rather than by the arbitrament of the sword. What an appalling waste in the use of national wealth do we see going on around us!" As a reasoned statement of the faith of hundreds of C.O.'s who have suffered imprisonment and brutality it could hardly be improved. Comment seems superfluous, hut one is tempted to ask which is right—Mr. Brace in 1913, or the Right Honourable in 1917 ? Or is the Gospel of Jesus Christ one which varies with changing circumstances,.)- lours faithfully, MATT LEWIS.
CLYN NEATH WOMAN FINED. At Neath on Friday Elizabeth Anit Powell, Heathfield Avenue, Glyn Neath, was charged with travelling on the Great Western Railway without a ticket 011 April 17th. She was further charged with giving a false name to the official. Defendant was fined 10s. for each offence.