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Up & Down the Valley i CWMDARE. LET JAT supply you on their eaei Lrntom bOBAITlI (C.M.)—At this chapel Sunday last the Kev 3?. Grey Abertillerv, was? the preacher, TIVE. — On Christmas a competitive meeting was held vr vestry of Gobaith C.M. Chapel. r- Thomas Lacy was president. lite bïteedin opened with a pianoforte u.°. V Miss Annie Harris. The fol- were the award?: —Singing ti, Gwyneth Thomas, GWYlJ- \rfU Wiliiams. Annie M. Griffith?, Jones, Eddie Wilson, D. W.( inomas. Violin solo, 1 K. Koberts; j Z *itus Griffiths. Recitations, Mar- Wilson, Annie M, Griffiths J'. Robert«?, Doris Thomas M. M. Grif- and Pritchard Griffiths. Hand- Willie Nicholas, Gwenhwy- T*1' Williams, A. Harris, L. Harris, Harris Edith Jones. Poem, gobaith Chapel, Mr. T. Lacy. His- ■>»ry of Samuel, Idris Williams and M. Griffiths. History of the'i «S*nple, Mr. II. 'Roberts. Essay on reace," Miss Annie Lacy. The sec- Avas Mr. Thomas A. Williams; reasurer, Mr. Evan Evans; nccom- Miss Muriel Lacy; adjudioa- i?,1"5:—Music, Mr. John Williams; "terature, Mr. W. R. Davies, Llwyd- coed.
LLWYOGOED. I U3T JAY supply yoti on their easy system. KAY'S 'LINSEED COMPOUND' i^Nisted, Senega, Squill, Tolu, &c.). °ILjP°"U8rhs and Colds. HOREB. — On Xinas Day a Xmas T°e and concert were held. The iP"irman was the Rev W. S. Davies. ■j;to-!i'iiiiim(»: —Overture, Miss E. fravies; solo. John I). Davies; reeitn- J°n, Gretta Davies; dialogue, Misses ■vf.H. Griffiths and Mary Jones; solo, v,.1"8 Annie Davies; dialogue, Miss Su'*en Davies, Illtvd Evans, Annie ijvan« and M. M. 'Morris; f-olo, Mr. yavid Davies; recitation, Mrs. i>. Griffiths; duett, Lyndhurst. Lloyd •'ltd Nano Griffiths; solo, Mr. D. W. 'V,°Hes. Accompanist, Mrs. Reecc, ,jVans. The children of Horeb Sun- |;a.V School were each presented with ~faTidsoiiie gifts from the Xmas Tree, r- neartv vote of thanks was proposed CC, brri, H Phillips and seconded Mr. Thomas Davies to the presi- J't and teachers of the Sunday J School. A vote of thanks to the chair- a 11 was proposed by Mr. W. lb anies and seconded bv Mr. Daniel Jones.
TRECYNON. OTJ win be pleased after calling *t .TAVP CARfEL (C.M.V-On Sunday last pulpit of Carmel was occupied by Rev. T. Powell, Gobaith, Cwm- '^are. • HEOLYl ELTN.- On Sundav even- ts at Heolyfelin Baptist Chapel, the Pastor, Rev. Cynog William: offici- ^•ted and received into membership y baptism, seven new members. r &BENEZER.—On December 22 and jiristmas Day, special preaching eer- pices were held at Ebenezer Cong, ^hapel, the pastor of which is ihe be v. J, Grawys Jones. The officiating ^jnisters were the Revs. H. T. Jacob. 'Ushguard, former pastor of Bethel, ii'Oeynon, and J. Oldfield Davies, Ton Pcntre. WEDDING. — On I5o»ing Day a! Pi'ettv wedding was solemnised ut I lloa (Cong.) Chapel, Aberdare. The Parties were Miss Maggie W illiains, 33 Harriet Street, and Mr. Dam-1 V°iies, schoolmaster, Llwydeoed. 'file '\r'i<lesmaid was Miss Williams, Po^l Llwvdcood, itnd tho Ivst man \a8 Air. J. T. ,THm3. The bride was f}ven uwav bv Mr. W. Williams. The bev. W. 'Davies officiated. The houevinoon i6 being spent at Porth- tawi; WEDDING.-On Saturday las-t at (Cong) Chapel, Aberdare. by i-e Rev Grawys Jones, Miss S E Thomas, daughter of Mr. nd Mra. H. J. 1 nomas, 4 Stag Street, was united in patrimony to Mr. T. J. Howells, 16 Harriet Street. The bride, who was ^tended bv Miss Annie Howells, SIS- ter of "the "groom, was given away by ?er father. Mr. Wr. Thomas was the ,f'st man. Mr. T. Howells, gloom's ia-ther, was also present. The horiey- iuoon was "Iwut at Cardiff. WEDDING. — A pretty wedding i?,°k plate on Boxing Day at St. I Jvan« Church, the Rev. D. N. "avies, curate of Cowbridge, brother- ln-iaw of bridegroom, officiating. l'he '-Attracting parties were District ^ttrse B. M. Harris, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Harris 3 David I Street, and Mr. J. Austin Evans, Oii Broniestyn Terrace. The bride was given away by her brother-in-law, Mr E. Prosser. The bridesmaids were Miss Winnio Harris, sister of bride, and Mrs. Hunt, lister of the groom. The best man was Cpl Oswald Evans, Machine Gun Corps, brother of the groom. The bride was attired in navy, with fawn hat. and wore a set of ermine. TTie honeymoon was spent at Swansea. I OBITUARY.—On Tuesday at Aber- ¡ dare Cemetery the remains of Mr. Lewis Davies, Ynysbir, were interred, lie passed away at his homo on Xmas day", and his body v. as conveyed by train to Aberdare. He was 72 years I of age, unmarried, and until a few years ago resided at Trecynon, having been employed at tho old Gadlys Col- liery ancf later ut Sgtiborwen Pit. The Rev E. C. Davies. Saron, Ynyshir, officiated at the house and graveside. Deceased was a brother to the late Mrs. Thomas, mother of Councillor Idwal Thomas. Trecynon, and the Rev Benjamin Thomas, Landore, both of whom were present at tho funeral. I HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.-At tho Public Hall on Monday a paper was read by Mr. Gerrish, Maerdy, on "Tho cultivation of fruit trees.' A discussion followed, in which the fol- lowing took part;:—Messrs. U, Dean, G. Williams, D. Thomas, T. Leacn, H. Williams, W. J. Griffiths, J. King. T. Jonen. and T. Evans. A vote of thanks to Mr. Gerrish. was proposed by Mr. G. Dean, and seconded by 31r D. Thomas. Mr. H. Williams, I I'.R H.S. occupied the chair. ORGAN RECITALS. At Bethel (Cong.) Chapel on Boxing- Day, two splendid fecitals were given by Mr. Ivor Owen, F.R.C.O., L.R.A.M., Swansea, who proved himself. to be a clever executant on the king of in- struments. His masterly interpreta- tions of tho works of some of the I great masters received rounds of up- plause, and marked him out as an or- ganist of the first order. The vocal- J ists were Mies Blodwen Lloyd, R.C.M., and Mr David Evans, R.A.M., London, both acquitting themselves admirably. Appended are the pro- grammes:—Afternoon: Organ. "Son- ata in C Minor," Mr. Ivor Owen, song, "With Verdure Clad." Miss Lloyd; organ. Variations on "San- don* song, A prayer for Freedom," Mr. David Evans; organ, "Storm .Scene"; organ, (a) Andante in G'" lb) "Fanfare"; duet, Miss Lloyd and Mr. Evans; organ, Tho Russian Patrol"; songs, "Welcome Homo" I and Up from Somerset," Mr. David Evans; song, Miss Lloyd: organ, Introduction and Allegro." Even- ing: Organ. Overture to uberon, Mr. Ivur Owen; organ Variations on Adeste Fideles"; song, "When i survey tho Wondrous Cross," Mr. Evans; organ, "Storm Scene"; organ, (a) "Fountain Reverie" (b) "Finale"; organ, The Russian- Patrol" song, (a) H Love's Might," (b) "The »--• Home Garden," Mr. Evans; song, '1 will extol Thee," Miss Lloyd; organ, "Hallelujah Chorus." The Rev. J. Richards, pastor, presided.
CADLYS. .J A Y"S furniture is worth placing m vour best rooms. KAY'S 'UNSEED COMPOUND' for Coughs and Colds. Of over 50 Years' proven efficacy. WEDDING- At the Parish Church., Aberdare, on Boxing Day, a pretty wedding was solemnised by the Vicar. The parties were Miss E. Jenkins 4 South Avenue, and Mr. D. Williams, 73 Gadlys Street. The bridesmaids were Miss Annie Davies and Miss Emilv Williams, sister of the groom. The "bride was given away by her father, Mr T.Jenkins. The best man was Mr. T. Williams. Mr. W. Jen- kins, brother-in-law, was also pre- sent. NEW DEACONS.—At Gadlys D.J Church on Sunday evening last, Messrs David Harris, Ann Street; David R-ees, Broniestyn Terrace; Morgan Richards, Oxford Street; and I Theophilus Thomas, Jenkin Street, were ordained deacon* at the above church. The R-e-v. D. Basset t (pastor) officiated, and delivered a charge to the new deacons based on 1 Timothy, 3 4.—On the retirement of Mr. John G. Lewis, who had fulfilled the office of secretary to the church for about 11 years, Atr. Theo. Thomas was ap- pointed in his stead.
ABERDARE. I LET JAY supply you on their NH r on HIGHLAND PLACE. — A religious service was held at Highland Place "Unitarian Church on Xmas morning Tho devotional part was taken by hoy
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ABERAMAN. JAY'S emY payment eystem is eaaj oavxnent system. FOR. ASTHMA, bronchitis, tight- chest, difficulty of breathing, try Einryti' Cough-Ease. It cuts the phlegm and clears tho tiiboa. ,1 ON LEAVE. Pte Martin Isaac, R F., 10 Duffrvn Street who was, prior t», joining the colours, cashier at the Miskin branch of the Cwmbach Co-op Society, is now homo on leave.. He is at the School ot Music At Hampstead. Pte Isaac was an active worker of 8t. Joseph s Church when at BEUJ11I K.B.—On Sunday morn- ing and evening, Beulah pulpit was occupied by Mr. Jacob Hooker, from Aiiiei- let, who is now in this country with the American forces and is sta- tioned in London. Mr. Hooker preached twice, and in the evening rendered a solo, "Does Jesii4 Care. Mr. Hooker is the son of Mr. and Mrn. John Hooker, of Pleasant View, Aberaman. r\ v CINDERELLA DANCE.-On Xmas night, under the auspices of the Aber- aman Institute Dancing Class, a Cin- derella dance was held at the J^esser Hall. The M.C. was Mr. John Knowles. Music was supplied by Messrs. W. Butler, pianist; and Aus- tin Williams, violinist. The stew- ard was Mr. Ram Evans, and the sec- retary Mr. D. T. Williams. ON LEAVE. Sepgt. Chas. Tfates, 14th Welsh Regiment, youngest son oi Mr. John Yates, 9 Cynon Street. is now home on leave from Birmingham hospital, where he has been laid up for two months with a sore foot, the result of heuw marching during ilie iost stages of tho war. Sergt. Yates, who has been 2t years on active ser- vice in France, joined up at Senghen- yud in November, 1915, and has seen some severe fighting. XMAS CONCERT.—On Xmas night a concert was held at. Saron Chapel in aid of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Fund. Councillor Evan Jones presided. The artistes were: -Soprano, Miss Arian- wen James and Miss Parry; con- tralto, Miss L. A. James and Madam B. Davies, Cardiff; tenor, Messrs. Handel Harries and D. J. Davies, bass, Messrs. Lewis John Davies and W. T. Williams; elocutionist. Mr. Tom Evans and Miss Forey. Tho secretary was Mr. James Davies. WAR NEWS.-Pte W. J. Williams, R.W. Fusiliers, son of Mrs. Williams, 59 Brook Street, who was badly wounded at the battle of Passchen- dale. is now at the local military hos- pital, and he is progressing slowly. Pte Williams, who was wounded in October, 1917, hy a bullet in the thigh, j joined up in February, 1916. He was previously employed at Messrs Hodges j aud Sons. Aberdare. He saw twelve months' active service and was in some of the fiercest battles of the war. [ 'He was an active member of Saron Church. CONCERT.—On Xmas night a com- petitive concert was held at Beulah English Baptist Chapel. The lfev. I). Roes, pastor, presided, whilst the adjudicators were:—Literature, Air. W m. Hughes; music, Mr. W. J. j Watts. Tho accompanists were Mrs. Baker and Mr. Geo. Moses. The see- retary was Mr. Arthur Williams./i ho awards were:—Children's solo, Bella Jones, Aborcwmboi. Children's reci- tation. Bella. Jones. Hymn tune (ol)ell) 1 D.W.J. Impromptu speecli, divided between Messrs A. Baker and W. J.* Watts. Best story, Mr. Geo. Moses" Open solo for children, Bella Jones. WHIST DRIVE.-On Boxing nignt at tho Lesser Hall, tho local branch of the Shop Assistants Union held a whist drive. Invitations were given to all local repatriated prisoners, to which several responded. The M.C. was Mr. Billy Williams, Aberdare. and the accompanist Miss Mildred Stephens. Refreshments were pro- vided under the supervision of Miss Nancy Morris, assisted by Misses B. Phillips and Cissie James. The prize winners were: Gents', 1 Tommy \V ii- liams; Lady's. 1 Miss James, Cwm- bach. Gents' consolation, Mr. James, Cwmaman; Lady's consolation, Mrs. F. Williams. The treasurer was Mr. Ivor Thomas and the secretary, Miss Nancy Morris; steward, Mr. E. \V. Batten bo. BANDSMEN JiU.>oUR^D. — On the occasion of the Aberaman original Brass Band winning the S.W. and M. B.B.A. Challenge Shield for 2 years in t?uece*sion, presentation and smok- ing concerts were held on Xmas eve and Xmas night at the Aberaman Band Institute. Mr. Evan Samuel presided. Silver medals were pre- nented to each member of the band bv Misri R. Philpin. The secretary, Mr. R. Ingram, paid a high tribute to the band and its conductor, Mr. R. S. Howells, who had won such a distiiK-tion and wished them further laurels in the musical world. bongs were given bv Ap Morris and ("eorge J one-, Aborcwmboi; Chas. Davies, Gwilym Jonathan, George Phillips, Danny Thomas, Edward Williams. Abercwmboi; Jas. Hancock; comic songf, D.Lewis comedian; Sergt. Jack Varlev, lorwerth Williams, and Geoi-ge Meredith; duets, George Jones and Ap Morris. The accompanist was Mr. R. S. Howells. XMAS TREAT. On Xmas night the children of Shiloh (W.) Church were. entertained to a meat tea, con- cert, and Xinas tree. The church was tastefully decorated. The appended were the tray holders:—Mrs. Margar- etia. Ton", Miss Evans, Milton St., Miss Emily Jones, Chapel House, Miss lloure and Miss A. l. Jones. Cutters, Mr*. Thomas Commerco Place, Mrs. W. Davies, and Mrs. D. Jones. At- ter tea a. concert took place when a. fine programme was gone through under the presidency of the Rev. Jonn Lloyd. The following contributed re- citations and solosMisses Elsio Jones, Vera Jones, Margt. Thomas, J. T. Jones, and Brinley Evans. The children's choir, led bv Mr. T. Job Davies, rendered several choruses. Mr Wm. Davies, CVmaman. presented tho boys with gifts from the Xmas tree, whilst Mrs. Tsaac Jones handed the presents to the girls. The ac- companist was Mr '1. Job Davies. The organisers were Mr. W. Davies and Mrs. Isaac Jones. YGl'ER.AL,The jutorment of the. late 1[r. Joseph Evans, 39 Jubilee Road, mechanical engineer at the Cwmneol Colliery of the P.D. Co., whores he met with ii fatal accident. took place on Thursday, December 12th at tho Aberdare Cemetery. The Rev. T. Thomas. U.A., Ynyslwyd, of- i fieiatod. Tho chief mourners were: 1st coach, David and Morgan John Evans sons; Morgan and David Evan*' brothers; Fred David, nephew 2nd coach,C. Dennchy, Jos. Male, John David, Geo. David, and Thos. Fees, brothers-in-law; bid Dw.vid. nephew; 3rd, 4th, 5th and tith coaches, nepheivs and cousins. The bearers were officials of Cwmnool Col- liery. Wreaths were received from. (1) Witlow and family; (2) David and Lizzie: (3) Mr. and Mrs. Dennchy; <i) John Reed and family, cousins; and U) Cv. mueoi Colliery Surface [ WoHcmen; (7) Cwmneol Colliery Officials; (6) Mechanical Engineers; (9) Aberaman Colliery Surface Work-
THE WAR ON WASTE IS NOT YET FINISHED. From Dec. 31st, until further notice, uur prioo for Waste Paper, ct,c,. ivill be:- For Mixed Cardboard or Paper. any colour or kind, 4/6 per cwt. (any quantity less than £ cwt., id. per lb.). Magazines or Books—without covers, 8s. per cwt.; with covers. (is. per cwt. Hard Ledgers—without covers, 10s. per cwt.; with covens, 8s. per cwt. Invoices, Light Ledgers, Copybooks—without covers, 8s. per cwt.; with covers, 6s. per cwt. All grades separated, otherwise taken in as mixed papers (4/6). The above must NOT contain baing, Straw, or Grea<sy Paper. Old String, Cord or Rope 3B. per cwt. Mixed Rags, td. per lb. Better prices for Cloth or Woollens ac- cording to quality.—Heavy, Light, Cast or Wrought Iron (any quanti- ty), Lead, Brass or Copper (by the cwt. only) at current prices. Further particulars, apply Cambrian Waste Paper Co., 11 Bute St., Aberdare. Phone 69. All correspondence must be addressed to Office. Depot (where goods must be sent to, not to office), 20-21 Creen St., Aberdare. PARK CINEMA GADLYS. Sole Proprietor W. H. MOGFOR D Thursday, Friday & Saturday, Jan. 2, 3 & 4.— Wm. Fox presents GLADYS BROCKWELL in CONSCIENCE! A soul-stirring Drama in 5 Acts. THE GREAT AWAKENING With a moral beyond reproach, originality of conoeptioa, and interpretation of high rank. 6 Acts. THE HOUSE OF HATE. Ep. 3," A Woman's Perfidy." Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, Jan. 6, 7 & 8.— Wm. Fox presents TOM MIX in Western Blood A hair-breadth winner from Go." 5 Acta Grand Ideal Picture PJay- MY SWEETHEART The celebrated Love Drama associated with the name of Minnie Palmer. 5 Acts. 44 THE ENEMY WITHIN." Episode 4. park Orchestra. Musical Adviser, Mr. Arkite Philhpl. "PARK," The Home of FOX Productions. MY VIEW as an Eye Special is:—That you ought not to sight is defective. YOUR VIEW (through the glasses) will be just what it should be. EMRVS EVANS, M P.S., CHEMIST and OCULIST, VICTORIA SQUARE, ABERDARE
LOCAL SPRINTERS. Three of our local runners did very well at the Aberdare Sports at. Christmas. On Boxing Day, Tom Jenkiua and Alec Taylor both won their heats in the big dash, and also won their 1'tfpats in the big 300 yards handi j rap. Taylor ultimately m-in-nlllg the first prize and £30. On In day, both theso runners won their lesnecrive semi-Iirials in the big event, and it was a very credit- able performance for Jenkins to. the final froin a back mark. | He is undoubtedly the best local nmner since tho days of Dai i Thomas, but he could not catch Ridge of Barjioed!, the winner. Bryant, ot Aborcwmboi, won the 100 yards. It reflects great credit upon the skill of Mr Albert Whittle, the well known trainer. v. ho had specially trained these i/nen for those handicaps.
E. R. Dennis. Hen Dy Cwrdd, Tre- cynon, and the address was delivered by the pastor, Rev E. T. Evans. Miss S. George was at the organ and suit- able hymns were sung. There was a largo congregation. ST. ELVAN'S—On Christmas Day there were three early celebrations of the Holy Communion and a chond celebration at 11 o'clock, sung to Mar- tin Shaw in D. The Vicar was cele- brant, and the Rev J. L. Phillips, oc- cupied'the pulpit. At the closo of the evening service Christmas Carols were sung. The offertories were given to the poor of tho parish.—At. St. Mary s Welsh Church there was a choral i celebration of the Holy Communion, with sermon at 6 a.m. At Evensong Xmas Carols were sung. The Rev. A. j Lloyd Jones officiated at both services. WHIST DRIVE. The Highland Pk.ce Social Union held ajviiist drive in the Schoolroom on New Year eve. There was a good attendance, Mr. N. Powell being the M.C. The prizes were won as follows: 1 Miss Bonnie Jones, with a score of 187 In 24 deals; consolation. Miss M Hughes, Gentlemen: 1 Mr. Jack Burge, 172; ) consolation, Mr. Willie W atkms. At the close, two soldiers home on leave from hospital were pre-eiitvi with silvtr cigarette < ases — Pie Evan Evans, 13 Catherine Street, and Pion- eer Garfield Thomas, 20 College Street. OBITUARY. On Monday, last week, Mrs. Crocker, 28 Pembroke Street, passed away at the age of 68 years. The interment took place on Friday at the Aberdare Cemetery The mourners were Mr. G. Crocker, husband; George, W. H.. Elias and Fred Crocker, SOBS; Selina, Florrie arid Louise, daughters; Mrs. W. H. J Crocker, and Mrs. F. Crocker, daugh- ters-in-law; Mrs. Wright. Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Crocker, Mrs. T. Jones, and Mrs. G. Crocker, Pontypridd, cousins; Mr. W. J. Walker, son-in- law. The Rev. E. Burges, Mountain Ash, officiated. The late Mrs. Crocker was a member of Trinity Churcn. WEDDING. On Boxing Day at Trinity Chapel, u. pretty we-dding wa solemnised. Thf parties were H. H. Jones, 40 Tudor Terrace, daughter of the late Mr. G. G. Jones, Registrar of Marriages, and Mr. \V. T. Williams, 33 Harriet Street. The bridesmaids werj Misses Ethel and j Edith Jones, sisters of bride, and the best, man was Mr. Daniel Jones, Man- ual Instructor at the Open Air Schoo' The bride was given bv her ..onsia. Mr. T. G Walters, 1*611 artli. The Rev. John Robertson, M.A., offie-iated. Mr. J. Arkite Phil- lips played the W edding March. t Other members of the wedding pa?ty J were Miss Margaret Jones. London, sister of bride; Mrs. T. G. Walter* and Mr. Llew. Walters. Penarth, j cousins; Mr. and Mrs, Abraham, Forth; and Mr. and Mrs. W. James, friends. The honeymoon is being spent at Porthcawl.
Jnl'U; (10) Friends: (11) Fforchaxnan ColUery Officials. The undertake! W TIIF -UNsT'of Mr. Thomas T> ] },- 54 George Street, were laid to J f It' the Aberdare Cemetery on fc^y last }?r «a- 1 mourners wero:-let ijiwAi. f)raner widow; Mary Sto Mrs. Davies, Club Da\ i<Arr, J Masters, Cwmaman, Str00r' ild'eoacli! Mrs. Evans, Aber- mece- 3iu Fcnygra.g, Davd. nephews; Daniel iin.'le- J- Brown, James Bowen.■ V? -i 'I'Vioma^ J. Evans, Chares Willie Bowen, Morgan Bowen. l^aac Edward^, <-ousins. Bearert. John Williams, George I^vu (SjrvSSi is s« ntjLn Hamer frepre- were ^ent b\ Mother-in-law; 'r nd Mrs.'Granger, Abercwmboi, brother and sister-in-law; Mrs. V U- liams and family, Regent Strei-, liaulitrs of the Aberaman CoUipr." Fellow-workmen and friends, P.D. Colliery, Aberaman.