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ABERCYNON. DON'T delay, but call at JAY. WAR NEWS.—Pte. David John Uosser, Glancynon Terrace, has been home for a few days on fur- lough. He belongs to the Royal Engineers, and has been in hospital for some time suffering from rheu- matism. BALLOT.—A ballot was conduct- ed at the Abercynon Colliery during the week end for the election of District Sub-Agent. The result of nn mi In itw mi ii iihimimhiiiin iiiiii,■■■ iiuunn -20_ the local ballot iias:-Dii-id Lewis Davies (Maritime Lodge), 856, and Artiiur j. Cook (Hafod Lodge), 555. There were 13 spoilt votes. WEDDING BLLLS. — A pretty wedding was solemnised at St. Cynon's Church on Sunday, the con- tracting parties being Miss Hilda Harriet Coombe Way, daughter of -Mr. and Airs. Way, 83 Cardiff Rd., and Mr. Bennett Barnes, of Glou- cester. The nuptial knot was tied oy the Rev. J. Edwin Jones, M.A., curate. The bride, who was given away by her father, was charmingly attired in a pretty gown of white voile and chiffon, and she carried a bouquet of lilies and white carna- tions. Best man, Mr. Joseph Howells. The bridesmaids were Miss Ciara Way sister of bride; Miss Holloway, Pontypridd; Misses Cwen and Ruby Duncan, London, cousins of tne bride. Miss Way and Miss Holloway were dresssd in pale pink i-o te dresses, and carried bunches of pale pink and white car- nations. The iittle girls we .e nice- ly dressed in pale pink dap silk dresses, and wore gold brooches, the gift of the bridegroom. The bride- groom's gift to bride was a gold ex- panding wristlet watch. After the wedding ceremony was over the party drove to the bride's home, where the wedding breakfast was partaken 01'. The guests were Mr. W. Way (senior), Airs. H. Dun- can. aunt, London; Air. Way, uncle; Air. and Mrs. Way. father and mother: Air. J. Howells, Aliss Clara Way, Miss Holloway, the Misses Duncan. London; Airs. D. Edwards, Mr. and Airs. W. D. Edwards, Mr. and Airs. J. Howells, Air. and Mrs. W. W at kins, Air. W. Gardener, Mr and Airs Ashdown, Mr and Airs Grubham, Airs Ellis, Penrhiweeiber; Johnson, Air. Lock, Mr. Mor- gans. Alessrs. Reginald and Monte I)uncan, London, cousins of .bride; Mr and Mrs Gregory, Mr. Albert Way. Miss Edith Barnes, Airs. Gardener, Miss Howells, Misses Ashdown. Misses Olive, Violet, and Alary Grubham, Morgan Edwards, Miss D .Way. Lionel Gregory, and Airs. Mackintosh, Birmingham. On Monday, the happy couple left for Birmingham, where the honeymoon is being spent. HOME. Private Thomas J. Davies, second son .of Mr. Evan Davies, 8 New Street, was home on .furlough over the week-end from Liverpool, where he is stationed with the Welsh Regiment. THE THUNDERSTORM.— During the heavy thunderstorm on Sunday morning lightning struck the chimney of a house in Lock Street and did some damage. The occupants of the house and adjoining houses were greatly -startled. METHODISTS IN FRANCE. — On Sunday evening, at Tabernacle Welsh C.M. Chapel, Mr. D. J. Price, secretary, read letters from members of the church serving with the colours in France, acknowledging gifts and parcels sent to them by the Tabernacle Ladies' War Com- forts' Guild. The letters were from: Sergeant leuan Davies, eldest son of Air. Evan Davies, 8 New Street; Private Hugh Jones, R.A.M.C., and Private Henry Jones, 1 New Street, Sick Berth Reserves, Devon- port. JUMBLE SALE. — A jumble sale and sale of work were held at the English Congregational Hall on Mon- day evening, the proceeds of which were devoted to the church funds for soldiers' and sailors' comforts. The stall-holders were: Mrs. Wil- liams, Mrs. Morris, Mrs. Pugh, Airs. Jenkins, Mrs. Yorath, Miss E. A. Thomas, Miss Ewington, Miss M. Jones. Aliss D. Joy, Miss M Pugh, Aliss Bellamy, and Miss Gwen Yorath. Air. F. Gibbon, Mr. Tame, Air. Ired Edwards, Air J Yorath, Mr. T. Joy, Mr. F. Carslake, and Rev. Morgan Jenkins also ren- dered valuable assistance. SUNDAY OBSERVANCE. A successful open-air campaign was inaugurated at Abercynon on Sunday evening under the auspices of the Abercynon Sunday Observance and Purity League, when a largely at- tended -meeting was held in the Square. The Rev. D. Ellis Jones, L.D., Vicar, president of the local Committee, presided, and opened the meeting with a vigorous speech, appealing to the large audience to do their utmost to properly observe the Sabbath Day. He reminded them that to kill the Sabbath was to kill Christianity. The Rev. Morgan Jenkins, English Cong., secretary of the movement, dealt with the ad- vantages and blessings derived from the due observance of the Lord's Day. The Rev. T. Watkin Jones, Mynydd Seion (in Welsh), emphasised the vital importance of the Sabbath Day and the observance purity in the upbringing of children. SPIRITUALIST ANNIVERSARY. —Meetings were held on Sunday at the Carnetown Schools in connection with the Abercynon Christian Spiritualist Sundav School. The meetings were well attended and were conducted by Councillor T. W. Jones. Morning programme: Open- ing address and prayer, Councillor T. W. Jones. Recitations, solos, etc.: Miss Alice White, Miss Ida James, Miss Thomas and Willie Thomas. Chorus by the Choir, under the conductorship of Mr. Evan Davies; Ivy James, Willie Bethel. Address by Mr. White. Quartette, Mr. Evan Davies and party. Duet, Mr. Davies and Mr. J. Howells. Recitation, Miss Olga Thomas. Prayer by Mrs. Richards, Lock Street. The afternoon meeting was opened in prayer by Mrs. Davies, Alountain Ash Road. Programme: Ouartette, Mr. E. Davies and party. Recitations, etc., Ifor James, Rosie Davies, Tilly Ball and Willie Bethel, A. Thomas, Victor Bethel and Mr. J. Howells. Mr. David Williams opened the evening meeting in prayer, and those who took part were: Mr. David Davies, Mr. Robert Williams, Tilly Ball, Ifor James. Chorus, "Children's Praise." Re- citations (Welsh), Mr. David Davies, Miss A. Thomas, Alice May White. Duet, Messrs. J. Howells and E. Davies. Recitations, Mrs. J. Howells, Ivy James, Ida James. Solo and choir, Miss K. Yorath. Recitation, Rosie Davies. Solo, Mr. J. Howells. Recitation, Miss Olga Thomas. Solo, Aliss Al. Alorgan, composed by Mr. J. Alorgan, in memory of those killed at the fropt. Duet, Miss Tilly Ball and W. Bethel. Recitation, David Wil- liams. The accompanist was Mr. John Morgan. Violinist, Mr. J. L. Williams, and conductor, Mr. Evan Davies.