CHILDREN'S NEW YEAR'S I TREAT. Oil New Year's Day all the chil- dren of the various local Cottage Homes were entertained to tea by Mrs. Kenshole, Lady High Con- stable. These, numbering 222 from the Scattered Homes, were gathered together to the Memorial Hall, Abeidare, where Mrs. Kenshole (to- gether with a willing staff of helpers, including the mothers of the Homes) presided, and full justice was done to the good things provided by Mrs Kenshole's generosity. After tea to the good things provided by Mrs Kenshole's generosity. After tea tlio High Constable, who was intro- duced by Mrs Wills, Merthyr, chair- man of Children's Homes Commit- tee, addressed the children, giving them some practical advice and en- j emu-aging them to become good and u.>ei'ul citizens. He then drew at- tion to the School lioll of Honour, of v.nich the Master of the Training schools, Mr. T. J. Owen, was do- servedly proud. This contains the wnn of 83 old boys who had nobly joined H.M. Foi ces and had fought iu all parts of the world during the past four years. He was proud to note that there were upon its page one D.C.M. and 4 M..ii. Two more htd won their commissions, whilst f 7 had made the supreme sacrifice. Referring to Mr Owen, the Mas- ter, whom he was sorry to say was about to retire, Mr Kenshole paid high tribute to him. It was grati- fying to know that the young boys and girls who left the Homes re- turned year after year to visit the Master and Matron. They always treated the children under their charge well, and he (Mr. Kenshole) wished them a very happy retire- ment together. He was sure the children would be sorry to lose both. A Iiiige Xmas Tree, which had been trimmed by Mrs. Kenshoies Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Owen Williams and Miss Bessie Richards, was load- ed with toys and useful articles. Mrs. Wills explained that toys had been purchased with the money i given "by the Ladies Visiting Com- mittees and other friends in Mer- thyr and Aberdare. Mr. John Prowlo proposed a vote of thanks to all the friends who had contributed to give the children that happy day—the Ladies Com- mittee's, tho High Constable and Ladv High Constable, and the ladies who had helped with- tno tea. He hoped, now that the war was over, they would experience many happy day's together in this way.—Mrs. D. L Richards seconded. -Ali-. J. Davies, Guardian, assiduously took part in arranging some items from amongst thj children. Miss Bessie It-(-hai-ds acted as stage manager, and proved herself a most capable director of ceremonies. Attired as Santa Claus she distributed he toys to the children. Solos weie given by Miss Jones, Cwmdare, r.n<i Miss Katie Forey. The following- Guardians were present Mrs Wills Mrs. D. M. Richards, Mrs. A. N. Jenkins, Messrs. J. Prowle, J. Davies, M. Davies, D. P. Jones, M. Wilbams and J. Bruton; also Mrs. Hughes EnLs, Mrs. Jas. Kenshole, Mrs. Wilcox, Mrs. Owen Williams, Mrs. J. Grimths (Ladies Visiting Committee).
ABERAMAN PASTOR'S } DEPARTURE. To mark the departure of the*J*'jv. T. Lloyd Rees, pastor of Gwawr cap- list Church, Aberaman, a presenta- tion meeting was held last week. The chair was occupied by the hm- M. Jenkins, Abercwmooi, who wished Mr. Rees success in his new Church at Llannon, Carm. Mr. William (Griffiths, Secretary of Gwawr Ohurch. dealt with the good work accomplished by Mr. Rees. Mr. J. Lloyd, George Street, spoke On beliaif of the Young People's Society, and pointed out how helpful Mr. Kees had been to them in their work. Mr John Davies addressed the meeting on behalf of the Sunday School. Let- ters of inability to attend the meet- iug were sent by UevB. David Smith, Bethany, D. Egryn Davies, Salem, Dd. Rees. Beulah, and Ben). Will- iams, Abernant. all wishing Mr. Rees godspeed in his new sphere. The Rev. James Griffiths, Calvaiia, Vberdare, also spoke. The Rev. J. Lewis, Hebron, on behalf of the local Ministers Association, presented Rev. T. Lloyd Rpe" with an ebony walking stick, suitably inscribed. Mrs. John Williams, Elm Grove, Vberdare, then presented him with a handsome gold watch, also appropriately inscribed, on De- iialf of. tho Church, at the stme time paying him a iugn tribute for his excellent work. Mrs Lewis. Margaret Street then pre- sented Mrs. Rees with a magnificent spirit kettle (inscribed). Mr. John Davies presented Misses Nanna and Eirlys Rees (children of Mr. and Mrs. Rees) with a Bible eaeh. la responding, the Rev. T. Lloyd Rees thanked all his friends for their ap- preciation, which he would always ■ •herisli, and which would help him in his work. Appreciative addresses were deliv (i-ed by the Revs. H. P. Jenkins (SaronV R H Davies B.A., Cwmbach, T. Thomas, B.A., Ynyslwvd, and Mr D, J. Edwards, Liwydcoed, chairman '■f the Baptist District Committee, There were tllso present the Rev. S- J. Leeke, B.A., B.D., Cwmaman, and John Lewis. Miss Morfydd. Leach r -ndered a solo, and M^p^May Evans ill so sang. The neeowpaniMt was Mr. -<iomer Leach. Mr. J. Llo-d wns chairman of the Presentation Committee, a ad Mrs. ] ewis vice-chairman. Secretary, Mr. Lcwis: Trea.uv- Mr i •, > Mr. Pees has also received several presents from outride onrceEi, includ- ing 12 volumes of bookfi. The Rev. T. Lloyd Rees is a native of Dowlais. He has been minister at Gwawr for the last few yeans and has done excellent work in the district.
UNITED IRISH LEAGUE, MOUNTAIN ASH. At the meeting of the O'Connell ] branch (U.I.L.), Mountain Ash, held on Sunday last, at Miskin Schools, the chief topic of discussion was the result of the recent election. The chairman (Mr. Joseph Keating) said that by unworthy methods the Coali- tion had destroyed the principle of free speech and free assembly, and it was wrong to say that the success- ful candidate was chosen by the voters. Until the next election, the Aberdare constituency would, there- fore, be misrepresented in Parlia- ment. The Chairman doubted whether that mattered much. He be- lieved that the shady tactics of the Coalition had angered working people all over the country, and had driven them to the verge" of ignoring Par- liament and they were looking to in- dustrial action as a means of obtain- ing just treatment. Mr. Keating said that he, personally, was opposed to violence in any shape or form, and he hoped that calm counsels would pre- vail. Several members drew attention to the fact that there were only three teachers left in the Catholic schools. The proper staff should be nearly three times as large. The children were receiving scarcely any instruc- tion, and the position seemed to be a hopeless one.—Mr. Jeremiah Murphy (vice-president) declared that the foundation managers; had completely failed in their duty and ought to re- sign for very shame. He was for get- Lion ting a full explanation of the disas- trous state of things. He proposed that a special meeting of the branch hould be held to deal with the mat- ter.—The motion was carried unani- measly.
j CLYWEDION DYFFRYN DAR. Fod sopyn wedi cretn fed y Pack- I man Newydd wedi cal ffit marwol ar 01 y Result Ofnadw, tic y bysa diwadd ar vr Hen Gownt yr ochr hyn, ond ma'r readers yn gweld mod i'n fyw eto i witho'n rounds o Hewi Moss i Tirffoundar Row, er i'n fyw eto i witho'n rounds o Hewi Moss i Tirffoundar Row, er gvvaetha'r Bolashamists, y Crachod a'r Crimps! Fod y menywod wedi acto fel ladies bach teidy i eryd, acos gnath Efa mistake slawar dydd mae.i chwi- orydd wedi gwella shew o'r byd oddar hyny, aehos odd dim Ioetrick trams i gal yn i hamsar hi, a dynon a menywod yn ymladd am setis fel ZuluR run math, a ma nhw ar yr Al.)t,rdai- Systaiii-"the worst system in S. Wales," mydda'r trafaeliwr mwn chiha, a dyw a ddim, mas c'i lIe ed. t Fod lady a'i gwr (ticyii o getyn gaffar odd a) wecli setlo i fynd am voyage i Armintcars i weld bedd i I mab pwr dab odd wedi cwmpo mas ar y ffrynt, a dynia nhw yn neido fel scwirrels i fevvn i un o holy cars y cownsil (o barch dychrynllyd, wi th Jgwrs) i gal dalali, quick mail ar y Taff i shapo'i sha Llundain via I Pads j ond Du wdishcfonni, gorfiod iddi nhw gal "intarval" ne rwpath tepig i spel wheels wrth y Lleuad Llawn am 3 ch war ter awr, nes odd whistle anwl tren y Taff wedi wthu mas, a'r gard sha Abercynon yn gwaeddu "Show tickets, please. All change here for Paddington." Fod pawb yn gwed nag os dim ihyfadd fod isha gwad newydd a shimla lan yn Sant Stephan—fod y byd just a chal i lyncu gan y lo- eiisti,iid--y Profiteers, y Bolsiii-, y Soshals (y rong Soshals, wrth gwrs, nid y rignt ones sy'n estyn y basin shwgir l chi, ae vn hvo 3 mish o rent), a'r catacii politicaidd sy'n aros i'r Wait & See polisi i gwmpo prish ham and eggs. Fod y Flwyddyn Newydd wedi starto yn dda digynyg, a'r news gora ddath mas o brintin offis ariod, mydda Wil Tresaith, odd yn y papyr dy Sul dwetha, "More and stronger Beer to be Brewed by Act of Parliament, and the Controller of Breweries and all Parish Beers is hereby authorised that from the 41st of February next no Burton to be more than 2d. a pint, in bulk, casks or filagons; and CWfW Ffresh to be reduced to Id. a pint until further notice, for the public good, and for the length of His Majesty's pleasure." God Save the King. Fod rhai yn gwed o hyd ac o hyd fod amsar gwell i ddod. ac nid os 9 1 dyn yn y byd (ond Soshal arianog) a watifr y ffaith cd, achoa pwy o Brynbica i glwyti'r Nef welws o amsar Lazarus i Macdonald, y fath Cleen Sweep yii hanas Prydan Fawr ag a geson ni pwy. ddwarnod r Bydd Greenfach yn Garden City mwn bythti shiffad nawr, a smel nice ar y lie, a mwy o ffroth laehus a iiiiv teidy ar Hen Gwrw'r Plwyf, <> anw! goffaclwriath i goliars y 1,7 n i I Fod telegram wedi dod i fi fel hyn:— "Mr, Packman Newydd. Hen Gount House, Aberdare. Please come to London at once to help to Form a New Government, as tnere are a lot of Sharks and Soshals about. Fare paid. Don't call iti the Pig & Whistle. Come straight at onco. Signed, D. L1.G." Mae off nawr ta. So long, medd y PACKMAN NEWYDD. O.Y.—-Gellwch ft ntro y bydd rhacor o Nev* Blood yn y Parlo'ni New- ydd yto cs na ^yrthiff y sr.- i^.N.
LOCAL CHATTER. j BY THE CHATTERBOX. His Honour Judge J. Bryn Roberts is a man of the world, so much ao that he is no believer in promises. Said he at Rhyl County Court the other week: H Promises are no good. People will promise anything." But, after all. his Honour does not como into touch with the best class of people in County Courts. There are plenty of people who make promises and would rather break their arm than break these promises. In reference to the above the fol- lowing may be of interest, taken from George Birmingham's amusing book, "A Padre in France": A lawyer sees the worst side of human nature. A parson probably sees the best side of it. Still, though I have seen many good men and hue dee ls, I have seen nothing more splendid than the comradeship, the brotherly love among the soldiers." So the noted author confirms, the view that the best class of people are not to be found in the law courts. The Courts are for litigious people, for people of a quarrelsome nature, and in most cases that como bef >re the justices one side (if not both sides) is represented by persons who would not inspire much confidence in the inherent goodness of human nature. I remember a minister who main- tained that every preacher ought to be engaged in some occupation or other, in addition to his duties as the pastor of a church. He himself was a tailor, and he devoted two or three days to making clothes, while on bun- day and several week-nights he was engaged in making men worthy of those clothes. But I hardly think such an experi- ment would prove a success. ihe lofty idealism which should pervade the pulpit is crushed by contact with ¡ the business world. The minister I should keep himself unspotted irom tho world, especially the commercial. world. Even as I write I am told of a minister in the Aberdare Valley who has just made a few hundred pounds ou the Stock Exchange. When is Councillor Hangar going to bring his great film, Intoler- ance" up to date? He ought to have been out and about with his reel camera during the General Election. He could have had a few good ex- amples just opposite his l'ieture House. By the way, dealing with Cinemas, when is the District Council going to revoke the order re the closing oi Cinemas for half an hour every even- ing? Methinks the remedy is worse than the disease. The object of clos- ing was to give the management an opportunity of ventilating the prem- ises. The result, however is that large crowds gather, and last week, outside the Aberdare Cinema, there were hundreds of people waiting 111 II the rain. By the time the half hour had expired, many were wet to the skin, and the crowd had grown '0 such dimensions that the police had to be requisitioned to control the queue. The Council wouuld be well advised to withdraw this Order, now that the Flu has disappeared.
TRECYNON AND LLWYOCOET NOTES. I BY M \RCELLO. The concert committee were some- what surprised when the artiste from another parish charged half a guinea for his vocal services. Possibly they considered that the glory was suitic- ient remuneration. Ah well, honour and glory are highly inspiring some- times, but never very nourishing Perhaps the event will teach them to support home industries in future. Is it true that the peace-loving residents of Liwydcoed were dis- turbed in their new year slumbers by tho unearthly voices of "artistes' from another district? Marcello would advise these intruders to crow on their own dunghill next time. The barmaid's newly-found bloke: is everything to be desired. He has no fault or blemish. He has told her that he won the H.C.M. in France. It is true that the gallant soldier has produced no proof of that distinction, but to her his word is enough, and cf course it does not concern anyone else. It is not the parliamentary election that has upset the equilibrium of some good people in Marcello's con- stituency but a recent election of deacons. Some of the non-elect's sup- porters are very sore about the mat- ter and swear (silently) that the beet men were not elected. Well of course that is the case after every poll whether it is to elect to the big pew or to the big parliament. Don't go under the juniner tre". ye disap- pointed ones. Better luck next time, and remember, mere wirepulling in the meantime. Tom Tit's wife is a cheery soul or she can see something to he thankful for in the fact that bread has become whiter. Her husband however, does not pharo her cheer. He is for ever growling because the gravity of beer has not imjiroved correspondingly.
MUSICAL SUCCESS. At arc-cent examination by the Lon- don College of in pianoforte playing held at Cardiff. the following were successful:—Primary Grade, first class certificates: 1i; Nancy "('ot, 12 Whitcombe Street, and Miss Evelvn Evans, 3 Cnk Street. The above are the pupils of Mi-s Morgan, < Aibart Street, Aberdare.
FUR AND FEATHER SHOW AT ABERAMAN. The Aberaman Fur and Feather Society held its annual show at the Lesser Hall, on New Year's Day. The judges were:—Poultry and pig- eon, Mr. D. Hoare; game, Mr. S. Evans; rabbits, Mr. C. Horton. The hon secretary was Mr. W. P. Phil- lips. The awards were: — Any variety Game cock or cock- erel, 1 W. Morgan, Mountain Ash; 2 T. Hull, Mountain Ash; 3 John Gay. Aberaman. Any variety, Game hen or pullet, 1 F. Forey, Aberaman; 2 T. Holman, Mountain Ash; 3 F. Forey. Any variety heavy breed cockerel, 1 J. Lawrence, Aberaman; 2 T. J. Mor- ) ris, Mountain-Ash; 3 Lewis and vVii- j iams Treeynon, Any variety heavy breed hen or pullet. 1 John Lawrence, Aberaman; 2 J. T. Morris; 3 J. Lawrence. Light breed cock or cockerel, 1 Bert Whiles; 2 C. Collins. Any variety, Game Bantam cock, 1 and 3 Tom Hull; 2 W. R. Evans, Cwmaman. Any variety Game hen or pullet, 1 Tom Holman; 2 and 3 W7. R. Evans. Any other variety Bantam cock or cockerel, 1 Trevor Williams. Aber- dare. Any other variety Bantam hen or pullet, 1 J. T. Morris. Habbits, Dutch class, 1 Wat. Jones, Ferndale; 2 Ben Kent, Aberaman; 3 T. K. Jones, Aberaman. English, 1 and 3 Stanley Davies, Aberaman; 2 Ben Kent. Silver, any colour, 1 W- Jones, (. i berdar; 2 Hy. Coles; 3 M. II. Morgan Belgian hare, 1- and 2 M. H. Mor- gan; 8 Mrs. Jones. Any other variety 1 D. Thomas; 2 Llew. Davies; 3 George Oakes. Utility, 1 Llew. Davies; 2 Charles | Bdevarr; 3 Claude ROj-al. Any other variety, under 5 months, 1 Mrs. Jones, Aberdare; 2 Ben Kent, 3 Ben Jones, Hirvvain Road. Pigeons, 1 Hopkin Williams; 2 T. Sevmour; 3 Ben Griffiths. ftabbits (Members' classes), 1 W. Phillips Brook Street; 2 Ben Kent; 3 Charlie Edevane. Poultry, 1 John Lawrence; 2 Lewis '"and Williams; 8 Tom Holman. Poultry, 1 John Lawrence; 2 Lewis and Williams; 3 Tom Holman. Bantam, Tom Holman.
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PARK CINEMA GADLYS. Sole Proprietor W. H. MOGFORD Thursday, Friday & Saturday, Jan. 9, 10 & 11.— BRANSBY WILLIAMS in dSl; A film version of George Eliot's Novel. 5 Acts. JILTE D j A N IE-r V. Featuring MARGARITA FISCHER. A 5 Reels of Entertainment. THE HOUSE OF tiATE. Ep. 4," The Man from Java." Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, Jan. 13, 14 & 15,- WARREN JERRICAN in A MAV'S MAN A romantic story of adventure told amidst exquisite scencs and by the aid of excellent acting and most perfect photography yet seen upon'the screen. 6 Acts. Sylvia of the Secret Service Featuring VERNON CASTLE. A powerful detective story, enthralling from start to finish. 5 Acts. THE ENEMY WITHIN." Episode 5. Park Orchestra. Musical Adviser, Mr. Arkite Phillips. "PARK," The Home of FOX Productions. PROflTABLF FRUIT-GROWING A grower reports that he received £ 367 this year for the crop. froin ONE fruit tree! A few years ago that tree probably cost 2/~ or 3/S and has, and will continue to bring in money for years and years- Don't you wish that tree had been in your garden? There is no in* vestment in the world like planting fruit. Now is the time to plant. \Ve can supply—Apple Trees, our Speciality—Standards, 4/- each, 42/- doz. extra strong, 5/- each. Pyramids and Bushes, 3 years, 3/- each, 30/- doz.; 4 yeara, 4/6 each. Poors, same price.s as Apples. Std. Plums and Damsons, 8/6, 4/- and 5/- each; 36/- to 48/- doz. Std. Walnuts and Medlars, 5/ 6/- and 7/6 each. Std. Mulberries, 10/-} 12/6 and 15/- each. Raspberry Canes, 2/6 doz.; e^tra strong, 3/6 do/ itt/-and 24/- 100. Strawberry Runners, 1/- and 1/3 doz.; 5/- and 7/6 100. Currants, Red, White and Black, 8/- and 9/- doz. Goose- berries, very scarce, 9/- and 12/- doz. Pears, Plums and Apples Trained for WTalls, o/ 6/- and 7/6. Nectarines, Cherries and Peaches, 7/6 each. We can supply practically every variety of fruit worthy of growing- Special List-s post free on request. | HOPWOOD & SON, NURSERYMEN, CHELTENHAM. Agent Mr. E. SMITH, 3 Gwawr Street, Aberaman. ABERAMAN WORKMEN'S HALL I .(GRAND; THEATRE). (Thiough the assistance of the Y.M.C.A. (Industrial Department),- I The Aberaman Workmen's Hall and Institute Committee hav great pleasure in announcing ^that the following Course of Six POPULAR v LECTURES will be delivered at the above Hail, Commencing:on FRIDAY, JAN. 17th, and then FortDightly Z',1 Friday, Jan. 17—C. HOWELLS, Esq., F.C.S., London, *"Russia and her Future." Friday, Jan. 31-Mrs. H. C. BLACK (Wife of the Administrator of the Yukon), The Yukon." Friday Feb. 14— Dr. CURR1E MARTIN, M.A., B.D., Bradford, "President Wiison and his ldeals.'? Friday F^ 28 Prof. W. MILES, Dramatic, Poetic and Humorous Recitals. Friday! March 14—Dr. R0S3LYN BRUCE, Birmingham. Caot. Scott and the North Pole." Friday, March 28-Principal T. LEWIS, M.A., B.D., Memorial College, Brecon. "A League of Nations." x" Illustrated with Lantern Slides. ON ACCOUNT OF THE VERY SHORT NOTICE, NO SEATS WILL BE BOOKED. Prices for the Course:-Circle (very limited), 1/6; Stalls, 1/ Pit and Callary, ad. As these Prices for Six Excellent Lectures are so eheap, applittion for Course Tickets should be made immediately to Committeemen, etc. Doors open 6.45 p.m; Commence 7.15 p.m. When Lectures commence the doors will he closed. W. W. PRICE, Gen. Sec. Workmen's Mall and Institute (and 62 Beoniestyn Terrace). ismw re Yoi* Aware That by far the LARGEST SELECTION ————— of every Description of ————— n oil Household Furniture In the Whole of Wales is held by that well-known, old-established Firm— & Lt ff -n AF IL 6 A m n Bevan & Co., Ltd" Registered as "THE CARDIFF FURNISHERS," Cardiff, Swansea, Pontypridd, &c. Ail Goods Warranted. Newest Designs. Delivery Free up to 200 Miles from any of the Company's Numerous Brandies.