WALES WON OVER I There is Heal Enjoynteijt irt e M 0 0 or COPE'S No. 1 ü:' SUPERFINE SHAGG A Rich, Juicy, Full-flavoured Tobacco. WELL KNOWN MINERS' LEADER SAYS Cope's No. 1 is by far the Best Shagg I ever used." CAUTION.—Ask for COPE'S No. 1, and see that our Signature is on sacb packet MANUFACTURED BY COPE BROS. & Co., Ltd., Tobacco Works, Liverpool. A Trinity Church, Aberdare A LECTURE Will be given This Evening (Thursday), by P. Rhys Griffiths, Esq., M.B., CARDIFF, on "MOSCOW," Illustrated with Lantern Slides. To commence at 7.15. Admission Free. A hearty welcome to all. Coal Miners. Lessons by Post. I Syllabus free. 1 The Universal Mining School, (281), CARDIFF. j Notice. I GEORGE HARRIES, 16, Dowlais Street, Aberdare, will not be respon- sible for any debts contracted by RACHEL HARRIES, my wife, from this date.— Signed, GEORGE HARRIES, February 17th, 1910. U«9rv Softs for Sureday Mest. rr A BE R N A (1 LlJ Cong. Church. JL Aberdare. Morning at 11, evening at 6 Sunday School, 2.30. —Preacher, Rev J. Morgan Jones, M.A., pastor. ^mAND_HaceUnitarian Church Aberdare, Services at 11 and 6. Sunday School, 2,30,—Preacher, Rev. M. Evans,"pastor.
Revels on Rollers at the Rink. MOUNTAIN ASH CAENIVAL. The management of the Empress Rink should be proud of the splendid support accorded them at the Fancy Dress Carni- val last Tuesday evening. The pastime seems to become more popular than ever, and each carnival vies with its prede- cessor to outdo >.t in magnificence ot drPss and plethora of sport. The judges of the costumes were Mesdames Morgan Morgan and W. Oxenham and Miss Annie Eynon, also Colonel Morgan Morgan, Mr "W. Oxenham, and Mr. Fred Allen. Promptly to time Mr. B. H. Goodkin called for the skaters to line up for the Kand march past. They were splendidly 1 by Mr. It. Dowdeswell ana Miss A. Thomas, and the sinuous procession called forth the admiration of the large crowd of spectators. The judges gave their decision as follows: —Most hand- some dress, Miss K. Austin, as Madame de Vere; and Miss B. Austin was specially commended for her pretty costume, U Violets." Most unique- or comic dress, Mr. C. Lilly, Pontypridd, as Harry Lauder; nnIl Mr. J. Harmston, Aberdare, was specially commended for his costume as "Crusader." The gymkhana was a huge success from every point of view, and the judges. Col. Morgan Morgan, Captains F. N. Gray and G. A. Evans, had a very severe task set them. The waltzing contests were really beautiful, full of grace and poetry of motion, and found perhaps the biggest stumbling block for the judges. In the couples, Miss A. Thomas and Mr. J. Morgan won. The single waltzing was won by Miss David, Aberdare. In this competition, to enable the judges a better opportunity of judging the merits of the contestants, Mr. Goodkin was kind enough to pioneer each of the ladies through the mazyvake. The musical chairs was a capital con- test, and provided some splendid amuse- ment. The final chair was contested by Miss F. Allen and Miss A. Thomas, the former eventually finding the floor and the latter the chair. The hoop race was won very easily by Miss Morgan. The two-step, a most interesting competition, Was won by Mr. J. Crandon and Miss David. The highly diverting three-legged race was won by Messrs. J. Morgan and B. Teague. The tug-of-war (2 out of 3 Pulls) was won by Mr. R. Dowdeswell's team, easily defeating Mr. J. Powell's team. The Mountain Ash Hockey team were easily defeated by Pontypridd by 3 goals to 1. It is regrettable to record the accident to Mount goal-keeper, Mr. W- Stuckey, who broke his thumb. With great pluck, however, Stuckey stuck it to the last. Wheelbarrow raae fell to RL,ssic. Dowdeswell and Crandon. The event of the evening, the one mile ama- teur championship of South Wales, was "Won by Mr. J. Morgan. The heats pro- ^'ided some good racing, but in the final Mr. Dowdeswell, who looked all over a pinner, broke his skate, and necessarily bad to retire. The prize is a handsome silver cup to be won consecutively at three carnivals at Mountain Ash, and then becomes the property of the winner. The fancy dresses were as follows: — Miss M. Bowers, Grecian Lady. Miss Kate Austin, Madame de Vere. Miss Chrissie Reynish, Schoolgirl. Miss Maggie Morgan, Glory Quayle. Mr. D. 0. Jones, Cycling Fusilier. Mr. Fred Lemon, H.M.S. Arrogant. ^Iiss Edith Hobby, Spanish Dancer. Miss Edith Newton, Old English Waitress Mr. Fred Drain, Groom. .&f"'1IIItJllla Mr. Clarence Thomas, Japanese, Miss Amelia, Newton, Swiss Peasant. Mr. Bertie Eynon, Cricketer. Mr. Wm. Bunney, Cyclist. Miss Nellie Broadbent, Banana. Queen. Mr. Tom Davies, Cricketer. Mr. John Edmunds, Butcher. Mr. Mog Harris, London Actress, Mr. Stanley Baker, Millenium Flour. Miss Maud Andrews, Odol. Miss Lucy Cheyne, Nurse. Miss B. Austin, Violets. Miss A. Griffiths, Evening. Miss Tilley Jones, Sailor. Mr. Fred Hill, Old Postage Stamp. Mr. B. Teague, Racer. Mr. Edwin Thomas, Bugler. Mr. Jack Evans, Halley's Comet.. Miss Maggie Richards, Grecian Girl. Mr. Tom Thomas, Footballer. Miss Ada Thomas, Roses. Mr. J. Harmston, Crusader. Miss Lily Thomas, Flower Girl. Mr. J. Morgan, Racer. Mr. H. Ponting, Cricketer. Mr. Samuel Beer, Amateur Champion. Mr. H. Eynon, Cricketer. Miss R. A. Price, Fashions. Mr. Tom Richards, Little Teddy Brown. Mr. H. Knibbs, Enthusiastic Beginner. Miss F. Allen, Violets. Mr. Dan Jones, Cricketer. Miss Gertie Baker, Daffodil. Miss Annie M. Evans, Fashions for All. Miss Maggie Ellis, Italian Dancer. Mr. Tom Rhys, Evening. Mr. H. Morris, Golf Professional. Mr. Chas. Morgan, Racer. Mr. Geo. Teague, Welsh Fusilier Cyclist. Miss B. David, Dutch Peasant. Mr. John Lloyd. Yankee Skater. Mr. Samuel Olden, Grocer. Mr. John Davies, Coster. Mr. J. Bennett, Scout. Miss Daisy Morgan, Sweet Lavender. Mr. Joe Cranclon, Hussar. Mrs. Price, Milk Maid. Mr. Bert Richards, Cricketer. Miss Jessie Hughes, Lady Slavey. The musical part of the programme was supplied'by Mr. Jack Hardinian's Band. The whole affair concluded at midnight without a single hitch. The manage- ment, assistants, and every one concerned deserve the highest praise for the most successful function of the season.
Death of Mr. G. George. Mr. Griffith George, J.P., Aberdare, passed away on Wednesday at the Canary Islands, whither, accompanied by Mrs. George, he went for the sake of his health about two months ago. Mr. George was a native of Pembrokeshire. For many years he kept the Beehive drapery estab- lishment in Aberdare, but for the last few years had lived in retirement at the Laurels. Treovnon. He was a prominent figure in public life, being a Juctice of Peace, a member of the Glamorgan Coun- ty Council, and one of the Governors of the Aberdare County School. He was a deacon of Heolyfelin Baptist Church, of which the Rev. Cynog Williams is pastor- He was an ardent Welsh patriot, poet I and litterateur, his pen-name being Gruffydd Dyfed. The interment takes place at Teneriffe. We express our sincere sympathy with Mrs. George and the relatives. _A_
County Council Election. We have it on very good authority that Mr. G.' A. Treharne will most probably contest Ward IV. in the coming County Council Election in opposition "to Coun- cillor John Howell. Mr. Treharne has been requested to stand, and if he has reason to believe that the request is gen- eral, he will accede to it, and once more put his armour on.
Letters to the Editor. ELECTION OF GUARDIANS. Sir,—My attention has been arrested by a remark recently inserted in the Leader" that it is my alleged inten- tion to resign my seat on the Board of Guardians. Kindty allow me to refute such an imputation, and to express my intention of offerinF4 myself again to serve the electors of No. 1 Ward on the, Board of Guardians, hoping henceforth with restored health to devote my time more fully in their service.-I am, etc., I 105, Cemetery-road. H. LEWIS. "=!
Aberaman Fatality. Fred Thomas (14), the son of Mr. Geo. Thomas, Incline-rosv. Aberaman, was killed at the Aberaman Colliery on Wed- nesday evening. He was working as a helper to Mr. Vv. J. Jones, when a large fall of the roof' crushed him.
Coming Elections. j A mass meeting of the men employed at the Bwllfa, Dvllas and Ysguborwen 5 Collieries was held at the Public Hall, I Trecynon, on Wednesday, to nominate candidates for the Guardians and Dis- trict Council Elections in the Llwydcoed and Gadlys Wards.—Mr D. Bees Morgan was voted to the chw* -liir. John Prowle gave a report upon the work done by the Labour Guardians. The present mem- bers for the Llwycfcoed and Gadlvs Wards as a rule voted against Labour—The fol- lowing nominations were then .iiade:- Llwydcoed W ard: Guardians—Messrs. Isaac Edwards and, William Jones. District Council—Mr. John Prowle (sub- let to the eonsem; of the Trades Coun- cil). Gadlys Ward: Guardians—Messrs. John Prowle and Idwal Thomas. District Council—Mr. Enoah Jones.—It was de- aided to give moral support to the can- didature of Mr. Edward Da vies in the Guardians Election (No. 2 Ward).
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Hirwain. AT NEBO Coii-. Church on Sunday night a miscellaneous meeting was held, Mr Bees D. Davies in the chair. A Psalm was recited by Master Geoff Evans. Re- citations were given by Misses Katie Wil- liams, May Smith, and Ceinwen Evans, Messrs. D. H. Jones, J. Renowden, and D. Williams. Solos were rendered by Master Trevor Evans, Misses L. A. Jones, Gwen David, C. J. Morgan. M. Davies, A.L.C.M., Mrs. M. Dymond, and Mr. Rees D. Davies. A quartette was given by Miss M. A. Jones, Mrs. L. A. Jones, Messrs. Dan Jones and Rees D. Davies. Two hymn-tunes and an anthem were rendered by the children of the Band of Hope, under 'the leadership of Mr. W. D. James. The children were catechised by Mr. D. Williams. Miss M. Davies, I A.L.C.M., Brynffynoii, and Mr. E. J. Davies accompanied on the piano. The rendering of the Lord's Prayer by the I children closed the meeting,
Abe reunion* BETHANIA.-On Sunday and Monday special services were held at Bethania Welsh Cong. Chapel, when the preachers were the Rev. J. J. Williams, Pentre, and Rev. J. L. Williams, M.A., B.Sc., Aber- ystwyth, who delivered impressive ser- mons. FC),C)TEALL.-Tke Abercynon Thursday Team journeyed to Treliarris to fulfil a league fixture. Both teams had met be- fore. Abercynon having secured the two points. The Cynonites, after the crush- ing defeats by Aberdare and Aberaman, put more vim into their play. Tedclie Griffiths netted the first goal, and Owen Jones the' second. Thomas scored for Treharris. Abercynon were the winners bv 2 goals to 1. Belcher was the skipper of the Abercynon Team. On Thursday they entertain Mid-Rhondda at Aber- cmon v WHIST DRIVE AND DANCE. — On Thursday evening the second annual whist drive and dance was held at the Workmen's Hall. There was a large number present. The hall was tastefully decorated by the promoters. The follow- ing were present: Dr. and Mrs. Macken- zie Crooks. Treharris; Dr. Deery, Aber- cynon; Mr. and Miss Evans, Mountain Ash; Mr. David Price, Mountain Ash; Mrs. Gibson, Mr. Evans, Mountain Ash; Mrs. A. J. Griffith (Maeeycoed), Miss J. Griffith, Miss M. Griffith, Mr. and Mrs. Allan, Metropolitan Bank. Pontypridd; I Miss Isabel Rees, Taffs Well; Miss P, Lewis, Hendre Denny; Mr. E. Thomas, Lloyd's Bank, Pontypridd; Miss Lewis, Hendre Denny; Miss Isabel Williams, Merthyr: Mrs. Livesey, Abercynon; Miss V. Williams, Merthyr; Miss Jennie Live- sey, Mr. Bert. Livesey, Miss A. Livesey, Miss M. Williams, Merthyr; Mr. Freder- ick Livesey, Mrs. John. Sutherland, Mr. David Parry, Miss Parry, Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Aust," Mr. Geo. Sutherland, Miss Sutherland, Master Jimmie Sutherland, Miss Katie Sutherland, Miss Maud Parry, Miss Gertie Parry, Counoillor T. W. Jones, Mrs. T. W. Jones, Master Clement Jones, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Williams (chemist). Miss Beckie Williams, Miss Fisher., Miss Mary Edwards (Abertaf), Miss Cannings, Mr. W. N. Wyndham, Miss E..James, Mr. Evan?, Penrhiwcei- ber; Mr. Philip Davies, Mountain Ash; Miss M. Owen, Miss Annie Owen; Mr. Fred Griffiths, Mountain. Ash; Mr. Dd. Thomas (Ivy House), Mr. and Mrs. Foalkes, Miss Marjory Foalkes, Mrs. B. Jones, Rhianfan; Miss Bessie Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. C. Evans, Treharris; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Jones, M.E.. Miss Violet Gibson, Miss Lily Thomas. Mr. and Mrs. William Fenwick, Mrs. Daniel Jones, Ynysmeurig-road; Mr. Joseph Thomas, I Ynyshir; Miss Kittie Gibson. Air. D. Roberts, Mr. Evans, Miss G. Gibson, Miss Brewer, Mr. Evan Hughes, Mr. W. G. Powell, Mr. W. Davies, Miss Lily Thomas, Porthcawl; Mr. John B. Vaughan, Mr. W. E. Davies, Mr. F. Bailey, Mr. E. Powell, Miss B. Smith. The winners in the whist drive were:- Ladies: 1st prize, Miss Katie Rees, Taffs Well; consolation prize, Mrs. John Sutherland, Abercynon. Miss Isabel Williams kindly took a gentleman's place in the whist drive, and was fortunate in securing the first prize; consolation prize, Mr. F. S. Aust. The M.C. for the even- ing was Mr. Allan. The pianist was Mr Joe Thomas, Ynyshir. The refreshments were in the charge of Mrs. Gibson, Mrs. F. S. Aust, and Miss Parry. The even- ing was a most enjoyable one. The dance terminated about 2.30 a.m.
Pen rh iwcei ber.1 LECTURE.-At Penrhiwceiber Work- men's Institute on Friday, before a large attendance, a lecture was given by Pro- fessor W. T. Mills, of Chicago, U.S.A. Subject, "The Struggle for Existence." The chair was occupied by Mr. E. Morris, D.C. The lecture was most interesting and instructive. P.S.A.—At Penuel F.M. on Sunday the president was Mr. Idwal Williams. The afternoon was spent in Bible reading. The_ subject was, "The infant life of Christ." Mrs. Crowther, of Cheshire, sang The eternal beyond and Holy Angels," which songs were much appreci- i ated. Messrs. Whittaker and Miles also took part.
Mountain Ash. COMFORTABLY CLAD in well-fitting clothes is the verdict of the customers supplied by Tom Davies and Son, Pryce Street. WINNING NUMBERS of Prize-Draw- ing for the old disabled workman:—787, 1123, 897, 1135, 1344, 49, 781, 253. Bring your tickets to 17, Allen-street. TO THE WHOLE COMPANY ASSEM- BLED the word was told that R. H. Taylor is the practical plumber of the district. Gasfitting and tinsmithing orders promptly attended'. Belle Vue r House, Penrhiwceiber. I PARISH Cl-llrpcll .-Holy Communion I was celebrated at 8 o'clock on Sunday morning at St. Margaret's Church. The 11 o'clock service was conducted by the Rev. D. E. Roberts, who also preached. I The evening service was conducted by the Vicar, assisted by the Rev. Aeron Davies. The antthem at Matins and Evensong was_ Sullivan's "Turn thy face. The Vicar commenced his series of Lenten sermons, taking as his text St. Matthew x., 4, Simon the Canaanite of Lenten sermons, taking as his text St. Matthew x., 4, Simon the Canaanite and Judas Iscariot who also betrayed I Him." PROVIDENCE.—A meeting was held j at Providence Chapel last Thursday even- ing under the auspices of the Aberdare Valley Christian Endeavour Society. The Rev. Jeremy Jones presided. There was a splendid muster of adults, but the a splendid muster of adults, but the younger ones for whom the mission was I specially undertaken were lacking in numbers. The Rev. J. Goldthorpe, Pont- ( ypool, chairman of the Welsh National Christian Endeaveur Convention, deliver- ed an address on Christian Endeavour j ideals. He sought to show that the j movement was to inculcate the spirit of Christianity in its active life into the movement was to inculcate the spirit of I Christianity in its active life into the younger members of the church. Their I duty should be shown to them, and one of the first was to induce them to take the leading part in meetings such as thev were holding then. Mr. Beynon, secre- j tary Aberdare Valley Association, then addressed the meeting. Mr. Arthur g. Hobby sang a solo in the place of Mrs. 'I Tingle, who was unable to be present owing to indisposition. In addition to the speakers, there were present: Messrs | J- H- Longman, president of Providence i E. Gay, E. Q-. Edwards. Earrv i Evftns, Hugh Powell-and Wm. 0
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I A b e mw m b o i. BETHLEHEM M.I.S.—Friday evening last was a "musiail n evening in every sense of the word. Mr Philip Rees, A.C., occupied the chair, and several renderings were given by the Abercwmhoi Juvenile Choir, under the conductorship of Mr. J. Eiddig Davies, A.C. A brief but appro- priate address was given by the chair- man, and then Mr. W. J. Evans, Aber- man, and then fr. W. J. Evans, Aber- dare, gave his excellent lecture on. "Mozart." The subject was treated very skilfully. A fitting accompaniment to the lecture was the playing of several of Mozart's sonatas by Mr. Jonah Rees (Special Cert, and Adv. R.A.M. and R.C.M.), Aberowmboi. His mastery of the piano drew forth great praise from the lecturer. Mr. John Davies proposed an omnibus resolution, including a vote of thanks to all who had taken part. This was seconded by the R 8Y. J. Bowen Davies, and Mr. W. J. Evans responded.
Cwmaman, TRINITY.—On Monday evening special preaching services were held at Trinity English Baptist Chapel. The officiating ministers were the Revs. R. E. Williams (Twrfab) in English and RGY. Gwenffrwd. Hughes, Gadlys, in Welsh. ANNIVERSARY.—On Sunday last the Christian Endeavour Anniversary was held at the Primitive Methodist ChapeL when the Rev. J. W. Richardson preached both morning and evening. In the after- I noon a miscellaneous meeting was held, when the following took part: Addresses, Mr. H. G. Gerrard and Mr. James, Aber- dare. Soloists, Mr. William Allen and Miss Louisa Kingsbury. On Monday afternoon the Rev. J. Lewis Jenkins. Trinity, Aberdare, preached from the words, "And as Jesus passed fcrth from thence he saw a man named Matthew." A public tea was held, the following ladies being in charge: No. 1, Misses Annie Davies and Rose Gerrard. No.2, Misses Barbara Oldfield and Edie Davies. Cutters, Mrs. Woodhams, Mrs. Gerrard, and Miss Mary Hughes. On Monday evening a meeting was held, when the Rev. J. W. Richards presided. The e speaker was Mr. W. A. Beynon. and the roll-call was conducted by the chairman. The arrangements had been satisfactori- ly carried out by Mr. John Clark and Miss Barbara Oldfield, the secretaries, and Mrs. Woodhams, the treasurer.
God ream an. SALEM n.).-A competitive meeting was held at Salem on Monday evening. Mr. John Griffiths, Gladstone-street, oc- cupied the chair. The adjudicators in the musical and literary sections respec- tively were: fr. Roger Williams, Godre- aman, and Mr. David Davies (Derwvdd), Cwmaman. Mr. George Williams U pre- sided at the organ, and the secretary was Mr. R. Leach. FUNERAL.—Richard Evans, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Evans, New-street, e passed away on Wednesday week. The interment took place on Monday after- noon at the Aberdare Public Cemetery. The officiating minister was the Rev. John Lewis, Hebron. Mourners: Father and mother; Misses Emily, Sarah Jane, and Maggie Evans, sisters; Mr. Rich- ards, Llanelly, grandfather: Miss Rich- ards, Mrs. Griffiths, and Mrs. Morris, Llanelly, aunts: Mr. and Mrs. Rees. Abercynon, uncle and aunt; Mrs. Jones. Penrhiwceiber, aunt, and Mrs. Evans, Crickhowell, aunt.
Aberaman, DRAUGHTS.—A match was played at the Aberaman Institute on Monday be- tween the. Aberaman Seconds and Moun- tain Ash Seconds. Score-s: -A.lieraiiian Institute: S. Isaac, Si; B. Barnett, 3; G. Barnett, 2| H. Randell, 2; D. Evans. 4; T. Price, 4; total, 19 points. Mountain Ash Institute: E. Jones, 1; F. Howells, 1; J. Davies, 1; D. Williams, 2; D. J. Pritchards, 0; W. Jones, 0; total, 5 points. Aberaman therefore won by 141 points. EISTEDDFOD.—On Tuesday night a well-attended eisteddfod was held at Gwawr Vestry, the chairman being Mr. Matthew Jones. The adjudicators were: Music, Mr. J. D. Harries; miscellaneous subjects, Mr. Henry Harries. Mr. Gomer Leach, Saron, was secretary, and the ac- companist was Mr. William Griffiths. Awards: Children's solo, Idwal George. Naming places, Mr. D. Jones, and a special prize to Mr. W. J. Hughes. Trio, Milking Girls," prize divided between Mr. Joseph Lloyd's party and Mr. Frank Leach's party. Reading unpunctuated prose (8), Mr. Wm. Griffiths. For the. best wit, divided between Messrs. D. J. Phillips and Daniel Davies. Choir ren- dering, "Bozra," the Woodlands Choir (Mr. W. J. Jenkins) and Mr. Frank Leach's Choir equal. Mr. W. J. Jenkins' Choir sang. AMUSEMENT.—The patrons of the Grand Theatre are. given, an opportunity of witnessing three first-class dramas this week. Mr. Percy Norman's No. 1 Com- pany is here under the personal direction of Mr. A. B. Mackay. (C Trilbv" occu- pied the boards on Monday and Tuesday j night. Svengali, the hypnotist, was ad- mirably played by Mr. A. B. Mackay, who sustained the golden opinions he earned for himself last year. The title- role, "Trilby," was portrayed in a com- mendable manner by Miss M. Noble. Miss Ida Mackay was a decided success as Madame Vinard. Mr. W. C. Black gave a good representation of the Rev. Mr. Bagot, whose wife, Mrs. Bagot, was played by Miss Leighton. Messrs. Gra- ham Hamlyn, E. Kendrick. Carl Kerso, j and J. Corlass were all good, and the company as a whole were excellent. To- night (Thursday) Boncicault's "Life of an Actress" will be played, whilst on Saturday the company will present "The Greater Sin."—Next week, The Girl who lost her character," by Walter Mel- ville.
CwmbacSt, BETHANIA (B.).—At this church on BETHANIA (B.).-At this church on Sunday last the Rev. Moses Young, the newly ordained minister at Deri, preached. REHEARSAL. — On Monday evening last a rehearsal was held all Bethama Chapel by the united choirs of the Bap- tist Churches of Aberdare and district. Mr. Thomas Davies, Tirfounaer-road, presided, and the conductor was Mr. Jas. i Thomas, Abernant. Mr. D. LI. David Thomas, Abernant. Mr. D. Ll. David brought the meeting to a close in prayer. BETHANIA Y.P.S.—On Tuesday night Mr. Warriotte Owen presided. Mr. Dan Owen, Victoria-street, read a paper on The temptations of the neighbourhood, in which category he included football, the theatres, and the public houses. Messrs. Johnny Jones, Daniel LI. David, and James James made brief comments, and the meeting was closed in pi-aver bv Mr. Thos. Phillips. 1 PIGEON SHOW.—The members of the Cwmbach Homing Society held a pigeon show on Monday last at the Ship and Castle Inn. There was a remarkably high show on Monday last at the Ship and Castle Inn. There was a remarkably high number of entries (81 in all), and the judge was Mr. D. C. Davies, Swan Hotel, Aberaman. Awards:-Class I. (59 cocks): 1st and special, Mr. J. Tatchell. Cwm-I bach; 2nd, Mr. J. Rees, Cwmbach; 3rd, Mr. J. Porter, Cwmbach. Class II. (22 hens): 1st and special. Mr. J. Tatchell; 2nd. Mr. T. Gough, Cwmbach; 3rd. Mr. S. Davies, Aberaman. Some; of the fin- est birds of the valley were exhibited by by Messrs. E. Walters, J. Lawrence Wm. Evans, and David Hoare. The LOT-, RPC" was Mr. David Hoare. NUPTIALS.—At St. Elvairs Church, Aberdare, a. wedding was solemnised on Tuesday. The bride was Miss Rachel !• Pardoe, daughter of Mr. James Pardee, 14, Tirfounder-road, Cwmbach. the bride- groom being Mr. Arthur Bartlett, of A a th The officiating minister was the 1 r. Williams, of Briton -Ferry[ I he ther of the bride gave her awav. j The best man was Mr. Clifford. Bartlett, Neath, brother of the bridegroom. Others i who attended were: — Mrs Bartlett. mother of the bridegroom; Miss Davies. 1 friend of the bride; and Mrs. Fred Lewis and Mrs. W. Owen, both of Aberaman, cousins of the bride. A sumptuous din- ner was partaken of at the bride's home. In the evening Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett left for Neath, where they will make their home.
Aberdare. I PERSONAL.—Mr. W. Winstone Rees, auctioneer, etc., made an application at the last County Court to his Honour Judge Bryn Roberts for a certificate to act as bailiff, and the same was granted. B.W.T.A.—The monthly meeting will be held on Monday, February 21st, at 2.45, in the English Wesleyan School- room, Aberdare, when a Bible Reading will be given by Mrs. (Rev.) J. Morgan Jones. PHx SICAL CULTURE. A class for this purpose will be commenced at the Queen's Hotel on Monday night, Feb. 21, when the miniature Ajax, Mr. W. Pitcher, of Merthyr, an expert in physi- cal education, will attend and act as structor. He will be pleased to meet anv who wish to join the class. DEATH.—On Sunday Mrs. Emily Fran- ces Trevor-Jones, wife of Dr. E. J. Trevor Jones, passed away after a long and pain- ful illness The deceased was the daugh- ter of the late Captain J. Young Messum, R.N.. and much esteemed by all who knew her. C.E. TEMPERANCE SOCIETY.—The newly formed choral society in connec- tion with the above is making steady progress under the able conductorship of Mr. S. C. Rees. It is hoped that the choir will take part in the Whit-Tuesday Temperance Festival. Practices are held on Friday evenings, and Churchmen and women are invited to join. Mr. Geo. Templeman is the accompanist. CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR. On Thursday last week Carmel Christian En- deavour Society was addressed by Mr. James Couldrey, the topic being "The Model Christian Endeavourer.5 The chair was occupied by Pastor Kinsey, B.A., B.D. The speaker dealt with the subject in a trenchant manner, advocat- ing living up to the standard as laid down in the constitution. CALVARIA.—The Temperance Lodge held their annual tea and social gather- ing on Tuesday evening. There was a large gathering of blue ribbonites, and the children were quite delighted at the treat. The trayholders were as follows: Mrs. Wm. Morgan and Miss Phoebe Wil- liams, Mrs. Jenkin Evans and Miss Sarah Ann Evans, Mrs. Philip Jones and Miss Rebecca Jones, Mrs. David Richards and Mrs. William James, Mrs. Henry Phillips and Mrs. Tom John, Mrs. Morris and Miss Morgan (Tudor-terrace), Mrs. T. Jones and Mrs. John Evans. Cutters: Mrs. Rees Thomas, Mrs. Harries, Mrs. John Llovd, and Miss Griffiths. Water attend- ant, Mrs. Wm. Lewis. Mr. Phillips sup- plied the tea, butter, and sugar. Splen- did cake and excellent pastries and bread were supplied by Mr. Hayter, Davidstown Bakery. The evening ended with an en- joyable miscellaneous concert in which several talented singers took part. The chairman of the lodge is Mr. John Lloyd, treasurer Mr. John Lloyd, and the ener- I getic secretary is Mr. W. H. Perkins. OBITUARY.—On Thursday, at Hill Side, Abemant-road, Mr. C. A. Harries, chemist, passed away after a long illness: ¡ The funeral took place- on Tuesday, the place of interment being the Aberdare Cemetery. The mourners were:—First coach: Mrs. C. A. Harries, widow; Mrs. S. Owen, Cardigan, sister; Mr. E. W. Harries, Mardy, brother; Rev. J. Wil- liams, Rector of Bleddfa, brother-in-law. 2nd coach: Mrs. E. W. Harries, Mardv, sister-in-law; Miss Hettie Morgan, Aber dare, sister-in-law; Rev. W. Jones, Vicar I of Ystradfellte, cousin; Rev. J. L. Jen- kins, Trinity, deceased's pastor; Mr. W. Blake, Mardy. 3rd coach: Mrs. Harries, Pentre, sister-in-law; Mr. W. Bryant, Sheffield, brother-in-law; Mrs. W. Bry- ant, do., sister-in-law; Mr. J. Morgan, Llandilo, nephew; Nurse Ward, and Mrs. Rees. Floral tributes had been received from: Mrs. C. A. Harries, Miss Maud Harries and Master Ivor Harries, widow and children; Mrs. S. Owem Cardigan; Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Harries, Mardy; Miss Hettie Morgan, Aberdare; Mr. and Mrs. W. Bryant, Sheffield; Mr. W. Blake, Mardy; Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Owen, Pontypridd; Mr. R. Griffiths, Aberdare; Members of Trinity Chapel, Aberdare; Staff at Mardy Hotel. The bearers were: Messrs. D. Jones, J. Black, M. David, W. J. Evans, Emry s Evans, A. Lea, R. Griffiths, and T. Thomas. The late Mr. Harries was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Harries, late Henllys, Pembrokeshire, and was 48 years of age. He had been in business as a chemist in Aberdare for many years, and was greatly esteemed by the townspeople generally. Great sym- pathy is expressed with the bereaved family. From the pulpit of Trinity Eng- lish C.M. Church, of which the late Mr. Harries was a member, the pastor, Rev. J. L. Jenkins, referred last Sunday to the death of Mr. Harries. Mrs. Harries and tiia children especially were, he said, I the objects of their most sincere sym- pathy. Mr. Jenkins made some im- pressive remarks bearing upon the brevity of life. and the importance of utilising the fleeting moments and pass- ing opportunities to the best advantage. ing opportunities to the best advantage. CARMEL SALE OF WORK.—A sale of work, which was largely attended, was opened at Carmel Hall, Aberdare, cn W ednesday afternoon, by Mrs. (Dr.) W. LI. Rhys. The function was held by Carmel Church, and was a great success. After the bazaar had been declared open I by Mrs. Rhys in a neat speech, a vote of thanks was proposed to her by Prof. Tom Jones, seconded by Mr. J. Bosher. This was carried with acclamation. The sale t then proceeded. The stall-holders were: í¡ Penny Bazaar: Mrs. D. Jones and Mrs. Morris. Plain Sewing Stalls: No. 1— Mrs. C'aldicott, Mrs. Simpson, Miss Rosie Williams, and Miss Bosher; No. 2—Mrs. Owen, Mrs. Spurgeon John, Mrs. Evans, and Mrs. Tom Jones. Fancy Stalls: No. 1—Mrs. Kinsey, Miss M. Thomas, and Miss Leek; No. 2—Miss Agnes Jones, Miss Lee, Miss Williams, and Miss Ise- 1\ may. Fancy Stall, Young Men: Rev. A. B. Kinsey, Messrs. J. J. Newcomb, A. Newcomb, and F. Phelps. Picture Post- cards Stall: Mr. Morgan Parr, Miss Elsie Norman, Miss Bessie Jenkins, and Miss I Jennie Hopkins. Music Stall: Prof. Tom Jones and Master Haydn Jones. Re- freshment Kiosk (lent by Gas Co., per Mr A. E. Davey): Miss Escott, Miss L. Bosher, Miss Minett. Icecream: Misses Irene Jones, Katie Roach, Gertie Davies, and Flossie Davies. Waiters at Tables: Mrs. Bosher, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. D. M. John, Miss John, Mrs. Phillips, Miss Heppell, Miss Minett, Miss Whish, Mrs. E. L. Jones, Miss Francis, and Miss Wil- liams. Cutters: Mr. E. Mathias, Mrs. Morris, Duke-street, and Mrs. W. Bryant, ell-place. Ticket collectors, Messrs. Harry Jones, W. H. Davies, and J. Couldrey. Supts., Mr. H. Brvant, Mr. Gwilym Bosher, and Mr. Arthur Phillips. Secretaries, Mr. J. Bosher and Mr. M. Parr. Competitions: Home- made bread: 1st, Mrs. T. Jones; 2nd: Miss John. Welsh Cakes: Miss M. A. Davies. Soli, special r»rize By Mr. X). Rees _Jones: 1st, Mrs. Mathias; 2nd, Miss Morris, Abernant-road. Jam Sandwich: ^rs" Tom Jones; 2nd, Mrs. Mathias; 1 3, Mrs. Owen; 4, Mrs. Griffiths. Best S dressed doll, Miss Mary Hannah Rich- I ards. Pinafore, Miss Morris.
Trecynon, SILOH.—The seventh competitive meet- IZIG" the season was held on Thursday evening. Mr. Samuel Davies acted a-s, chairman. Awards: —Recitation for chil- dren, prize divided between Mr. Davicl John Davies^and Miss. Maggie Marv Llewelyn. Tenor solo, four competed. Mr. Tfi-os. T. Wyatt. Impromptu speech, I 8 competed, "Nothing" being the sub- ject. Mr. Jenkin Williams won easily bv Keeping his mouth closed for the alloted ? time. Open solo. 3 competed, Mrs. M. J. Morgans. Naming places, 7 competed, .Airs. Thomas, Broniestyn-terrace. Best story, prize divided between Messrs John Edwards, Richard Williams, and Miss Myra. Price. Open solo for men. Mr. Jenkin Williams and Mr. John Edwards. Mr. Wm. John rendered a solo. The ad- judicators were: Singing, Miss Winifred Davies; reciting, etc., Mr. David Mor- Q't'tl1:3.
v Cwmdare. GOBAITH C.M.—The pulpit of the above chapel was occupied on Sunday last by the Rev. loan Davies. Merthvr.* ST. LUKE'S CHURCH. On Sunday last, at 8 a.m., a celebration of Holy Communion took place, the Rev. T. W. Long, B.A., officiating. At the 11 o'clock service Mr. D. T. Jpne-s preached, and the Rev. Evan Thoma.s in the evening. The lessons were read by Mr. John Davies. I King-stret. Mr. Evan John Evans pre- sided at the organ.
Mountain Ash. INTERMENT.—The funeral of Mrs. Jane Mainwaring, wife of Mr. Daniel Mainwaring, la, Dover-street, took place at Caegarw Cemetery on Tuesday after- noon. The deceased lady was 57 years of age, and was highly respected in the dis- trict. The Rev. M. D. Jones conducted a service at the house, where those assem- bled sang the hymn, "Yn y dyfroedd." At the graveside the hymn, O fryniau Caersalem was sung. The funeral ar- rangements were carried out bv Mr. Frank Mills and Mr. Dd. Evans." EBENEZER CHURCH.-The choir of the Primitive Methodist Church were en- tertained to tea last Thursday afternoon. The tables were nicely laid," and there was no lack of helpers from among the friends of the church, who wished to re- cognize the thorough whole-hearted ser- vices of Mr. H. Bevan and his band of singers. The following rendered valu- vices of Mr. H. Bevan and his band of singers. The following rendered valu- able assistance: Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Allen, Mrs. J. H. Thomas, Mr. H. Nicholas, Mr. J. Nicholas, Mrs. Hall, the Misses Godfrey, Miss Cordelia Thomas. Mr. J. Beckerlegge, Mrs. D. Davies, and Mr. S. Bowles. FUNERAL. The interment of the mortal remains of Mrs. Ann Davies, 4. Commercial-street, took place on Mondav afternoon at Caegarw Cemetery. The de- ceased lady was the widow of Mr. Thos. Davies, late of London-street, and was 81 years of age. She leaves one son. A short service was held at the house, con- ducted by the Rev. M. D. Jones, Bethle- hem. At the graveside he was assisted by the Rev. Jeremy Jones (Soar). The assembly of friends and relatives sang "o fryniau Caersalem." The arrange- ments for the funeral were carried out by Mr. Frank Mills and Mr. David Evans.
Miskin. MORIAH -AT.T.S.-At the usual fort- nightly meeting on Wednesday, presided over by Mr. Benjamin Morgan, a most interesting paper was read on "Ceiriog by Mr. Isaac Benjamin. Several of the members spoke. A solo was rendered by Miss Annie Jenkins. I
Penrhiwceiber. LITERARY SOCIETY. On Friday evening, at the Workmen's Institute, the society discussed the subject, "Should the Welsh alliterative metres be abolish- ed F" Mr. John Thomas took the affirm- ative view and Mr. R. B. Richards the negative. Excellent papers were given. A majority of one decided in favour of retaining the metres. YOUNG LIBERALS.—A very interest- ing paper on "Politics of the Merthyr Boroughs was read by Mr. D. M. Rich- ards. Aberdare. on Tuesday, before an ex- cellent attendance of Young Liberals at the Penrhiwceiber Institute. Mr. Rich- ards dealt with the numerous campaigns in these boroughs since 1832. The paper was a most instructive one. The chair was filled by Mr. H. Williams, chairman of the Penrhiwceiber Branch of Young Liberals. A vote of thanks was accorded to Mr. Richards by the vice-chairman, Mr. Ivor Davies, headmasteT Boys School, and seconded by Rev. W. R. Jones, Jeru- salem. HERMON Y.P.S.—On Monday night a competitive meeting was held. Mr. John Jones, Harris-terrace, presided. The ad- judicators were: Singing, Mr. Owen Roberts. Recitations, etc., Rev. D. Lloyd. Sewing, Miss Evans, Harris- terrace. Awards: Singing "Mae'n fy ngharu," Claudia Jones, Jennie Roberts, and Maggie Jones. Sewing button, Mr. Willie M. Rees. Singing for boys, Rich- ard Jones and Dan Jones. Singing, H Gweddi Plentyn," Sydney Jones. Nam- ing places, Mr. Henry Jones. Button- hole, Mrs. Jones, Harris-terrace. Read- ing, Miss E. Jones. Poetry, Mr. Henry Jones. Singing Welsh Airs," Mr. J. Evans and Mrs. Jones. There was a very good attendance. The secretary was Mr. Tom Richards. A BANQUET was held on Thursday last at the Institute to celebrate the tri- umph of Liberalism in the return of Mr. Edgar Jones., M.P., for the Merthyr Boroughs. 275 sat at the tables. Mr. Jones was present as guest. The follow- ing entertained the gathering —Piano- forte solo, Mr. D. Erasmus; song by Miss BIcdwen Jones; recitation, Mr. Howell Williams: song, Mr. T. J. Lewis; speeches, Mr. J. P. Davies and Mr. D. P. Thomas. A vote of condolence with Messrs. B. Thomas and T. Jones in their respective bereavements was proposed by Mr. Hugh Roberts, and seconded by Mr. Ivor Davis. The guest of the evening was received with loud applause. The toasts were: (1) Our Guest," proposed by Rev. W. R..Tones, Mr. Jones, M.P.. re- sponding. (2) a The League," Councillor E. Morris, the chairman responding. (3) 'Visitors," Rev. D. Jones, M.A., the re- sponder being Guardian J. Williams. (4) The Singers," Rev. R. Harris, respond- ed to my Air. T. J. Lewis. Mr. Edgar Jones spoke with great enthusiasm on the future of Liberalism. He was very thankful to the Young Liberals for their support to him. The chair was abiv filled by Mr. Howell Williams, chairman of the League, who remarked that he was proud of the branch. The secretary's duties were ably carried out by Mr. T. J. Lewis, secretary of the league. Letters regretting inability to attend were re- ceived from Mr. J. Edwards and Rev. S. Williams. Miss Blodwen Jones sang a Hen Wlad fy Nhadau."
Ynysboeth. MEETING. On Tuesday a public meeting was held at the Ynysboeth Schools in support of the Labour Candi- dates in the forthcoming Elections of the District Council and Guardians. Mr. Thos. Brxxey presided. Both candidates. Mr. W. Jenkins and Mr. Wm. Dyer. ad- dressed the meeting.
Abercynon. I FOOTBALL.—Abercynon journeyed to Aberfan on Saturday and did surprising- ly well by defeating the homesters by the decisive score of 2 goals to nil. ELECTION.—A public meeting was held at the Hall on Tuesday to further the candidature of Mr. James Evans. Ynysybwl, for the Glamorgan County Election (Abercynon Ward). There was a large audience present. a large audience present. MEETING.—A public meeting was held at the Lesser Hall on Monday even- I iiig, when Dr. LI. Morris, County Coun- cillor for the Abercynon Ward, "gave a short account of his stewardship as repre- J ing, when Dr. Ll. Morris, County Coun- cillor for the Abercynon Ward, gave a short account of his stewardship as repre- J centative of the W ard. He thanked the electors for their support in the past, which he hoped would be extended to him. again. Mr. Edmund Jones, butcher, pre- I BALL.—On Monday evening a'ball was given at the Workmen's Hall under th? j auspices of the Abercynon Branch of the i S.I).P. There was a large number pres- ent. Mr. Dan Powell rendered a few songs. Mr. Henry Bishop catered. De- lightful dance music was supplied by Mr Reg. Vaughan, Mountain Ash, and Mr. Robert Grainger, Abercynon. The M.C.'s were Mr. Sam Hughes, Abercynon, and Mr. James Blenman, Pontypridd. The committee were Messrs. W. Morgan, Geo. Ferguson, H. Bishop, Abercynon; W. H. Powell, Mountain Ash, and Hugh Morgan, Merthyr Vale. BILLIARDS.—A billiard match was played at the Feindale Institute between the Abercyncii Institute. Billiard Team and Ferndalo. Mr. Sam Hughes was in charge of the Abercynon team. The Ferndale team won by 100 points. The scores were:—Ferndale: David Jenkins, 200; J. D. Morgan. 200; W. J. Evans, 200; J. Evans, 181: E. Rees, 81; D. Short, 200; H. Enoch, 198; D. Thomas, 200; total. 1,460. Abercynon: Tim Hughes; 122; Enoch Davies, 132; J. O. Edwards, 183; W. G. Powell, 200; Emlyn Powell, 200; Joe Williams, 180; Sam Phillips, 200; S. Hughes. 143: total. 1.803. C.E. TEMPERANCE SOCIETY. — A Temperance meeting was held at Carne- town Infants School on Monday evening, the Vicar presiding. The following took part in the evening's -proeeedings: -Reci- tations, Llewelyn C. Evans, Edna Evans, and Winifred Evans. Marshall Grainger, Lily M. Grainger, Sarah Howe, Mabel Thomas, Thomas W-ebb. Songs, Mr. W. D. Edwards, C. M. Silas, and W. Lloyd. Glee party, Misses C. M. Jenkins, Jones, Messrs. A. Price. E. W. Rees, G. V. Powell, W. Lloyd, and James Lloyd (con- ductor). Miss C. M. Jenkins rendered a solo with chorus. Mr. C. M. Silas gave guitar selections. Mr. G. Howe gave ex- cellent records on his gramaphone. Mr. Hull acted as accompanist for the even- ing, and played a pianoforte solo at the commencement. Mr. A. E. Kimpton, Church Missicner in the parish of Aber- dare, delivered a powerful address on "Alcohol and its destructive effects cn the human body." The address teemed with facts cerived from the leading medical men. The Vicar proposed thanks to all who had taken part. This was seconded by Mr. Geo. Watkins. church- warden and hon sec. of the C.E.T.S. in the parish. :ØIIIII '-4"0
Abercynon Police Court. THURSDAY, Feb. 17.—Before Sir T. Marchant Williams (Stipendiary) and Capt. G. A. Evans. BROKEN GLASS. — Chas. Jones was summoned for leaving broken glass on Windsor-road, Ynysybwl.—Fined 5s. FIGHTI-NG.-AViu. Muxworthy, Pen- rhiwceiber, was brought up for fighting in Cross-street.—P.S. John said that there was a crowd of 200 persons round defend- ant. Muxworthy said that someone struck him when inside the Lee II, u-i.- Fined 40s. and costs. DRUNKS.—Charles Morse. Ynysybwl; Geo. Woodward, Ynysybwl; Jas. Sulli- van, Ynysybwl, and Frederick Bishop, Ynysybwl, 10s. and costs each. INDECENT LANGUAGE.—Thos. John Llewelyn, Ynysybwl, using indecent language, 10s. and costs. DEFILING A WALL.—For this offence Geo. Albert Morgan, Abercynon, was or- dered to pay 2s. 6d., and John Hutchings, Ynysybwl. 5s. a DR.. COOK." — Win. Davies, Aber- cynon, was charged with drunkenness. Asked his name defendant said he had no iiame,Stipendi.aiy: Where do you come from ?-Defendant: From the North Pole (laughter).—Stipendiary.- Oh, I see, you ar Dr. Cook. I have missed you for a long time. (Renewed la-,ighter" -The de- fendant was fined 10s. and costs. A WOMAN'S TEARS.—Julia Condon, a tramping woman, was summoned for being drunk at Aberdare. When the constable was giving evidence, defendant burst into tears and pleaded to the Bench for one more chanc.e.-The Magistrates granted her request, and let her off with a caution.
Mountain Ash ilottings. BY "LUCIFER." There is no more strenuous fighter for a cause or a harder hitter at recalcitrants than the Vicar of Mountain Ash. But I think he went a little wide of the mark in his sermon last Sunday evening. He referred to foreign missions and to those people who said "they didn't believe in them." "The people who said that," remarked the Vicar, were people who did not support home missions as they professed to do, but found in that an ex- cuse for not contributing to foreign missions. The words were the words of Judas." I feel sure that the Vicar must know people, in whose hearts the sordid misery of some parts of these islands finds a warmer corner than exorbitant, extra- vagant and erratic foreign missions. I beg to include myself in the disbelievers, and shall continue to do so so long as dark spots remain at home, where "the light" has not penetrated and stomachs remain unfilled. I understand that the conduct of some of the night workers returning home in the early hours of the morning is to re- ceive special attention from the police. I referred some time ago to the upsetting of ash buckets, etc., but another form of amusement (to the perpetrators) is being practised. It is the smearing of the plate-glass windows of the tradespeople with candle grease. One morning last week every window down Oxford Street was served in this manner. One example will cure this, I feel sure. There is generally quite sufficient mud in police and other courts, but the case was reversed last Thursday, for the quag- mire outside the court was ankle deep. It is a, good thing for everyone concerned that the plaintiffs and defendants did not indulge in their mud-slinging outside. The elderly gent who won the famous wager at the skating rink some time ago was again successful last week. On this occasion he didn't hold the rails, but walked round well under time. He is surely getting an old hand as well as a I sure foot at the game. But, oh! what about that protest?
r" Glamorgan County Council Elections. TENDERS are invited for the Supply of Printing. Notices, Ballot Papers 2nd Forms for the Mountain Ash Group of Electoral Divisions. Forms of Tender and Specimens on application to the undersigned. Tenders to be sent to me net later than .Thursday, the 24th February. GWILYM JONES, Deputy Returning Officer. Bank Chambers. Mountain Ash. February 17th, 1910. I FOR SALE. 11 FOR, Sale by Private Treaty all that JL' Shop and Bakehouse, with the new j Patent Steam Ovens bv Messrs Price j and Co.. Cardiff, known as No. 51 Dnffryn Street, Mounts in Ash. and producing the net yearly rental of ±'19 10s. Two-thirds j of the purcaase money may remain or mortgage at 5 per cent, per annum. Pre- mises are held for an estate of 3 lives and mises are held for an estate of 3 lives and j term of æ years from the- 2nd of July, I 1859, at tne yearly ground rent cf l-'jc.l" i For further particulars apply to Mr. Gwilym Jones, Solicitor, Mountain Ash.