ASK FOR A BOTTLE OF "TRUE TOR" -j- .JL- THE Ideal Tasty Tonic Drink FOR Summer & Winter9. Black Lion Brewery, Aberdare. Sund'ay -IABERNACLLA* Cotig, Church. JL Aberdare. Morning at 11 Evening at 6. Sunday School, 2.80. —Preacher, Rev J. Morgan Jones, M.A., pa«tor. | XGHLAND Place Unitarian Church I.,A. Aberdare. Services at 11 and 6. Sunday School, Preaciier, Mr Williams, Peiirheolgerrig, Merthyr. C^ARMEL English Baptist Chapel. J Preacher next Sunday, Rev A. B. Kinsey. B.A., B.D. Services, morning at 11; evening at 6. Subject, "The worth of a man." '="
Bethel (A.), Miskin. Cynhaliwyd cwrdd chwarter mewn cysylltiad ag Ysgol Sul y lie uchod y Sul diweddaf. Cafodd cyfarfod y prydnawn ei agos gan Miss Owens, Clarence-street, ac offrymwyd gweddi gan Mr. E. Lloyd, Bailey-street. Llywyddid y cyfarfod gan Mr. Samuel Thomas. Cymerwyd rhan gan y rhai canlynol: Adroddwyr; Gwilym Thomas, Esther A. Jones, Han- nah Miles, Do is Evans, Eilwen Jones, Emrys Davies, Ada Smith, Doris Thomas, May Fryer, May Jones. Dat- ganwyr: Justin Evans, Mary A. Owens, Olwen Abraham, Gwenllian Thomas, Lilian Abraham, Sarah. A. Thomas, Mag- gie Evans, May Jones. Deuawd gan Master Justin a Maggie Evans, yn nghyd a gwasanaeth parti o dan arweiniad ior-- werth. Cyfarfod 'yr hwyr: Agorwyd gan Miss Richards a Mr. Daniel Evans, ac wedi i'r llywydd, sef y parchus weinidog, roddi amryw gynghorion, cafwyd gwasanaeth y rhai canlynol: Adroddwyr: Olwen Davies, Tomy Reynolds, 'Gwladys Rich- ards, Doris Evans, Hilda James, David J. Davies, a Mr. Thomas Reynolds (Ap Chwyrnlif). Darllenwyd papur ar "Gan- iadaeth y Cysegr gan Mr. Lewis Evans. Deuawd gan Eunice a Gwyneth Duglan. Caneuon: Tomy Morris, Mr. John M. Thomas, Mr§. Phillips. Deuawd gan Master Justin a Maggie Evans. Caneuon gan Evan Jones, Lewis Evans, Miss Maggie Richards, Mr. E. George. Ped- warawd gan Miss Richards a'i chyfeill- ion. Can gan Mr. Thomas Richards. Canwyd y don Aberystwyth gan Mr. Thomas, Primrose Hill. Canodd cor y lie yn ystod y cyfarfodydd, o dan arwein- iad Mr. Lewis Evans, a gwnaeth Miss Jones waith da gyda'r offeryn.
Bedyddwyr DyfTryn Aberdar. .Ddydd Merchrer cynhaliodd Bedyddwyr Dyffryn Aberdar eu cyfarfod chwarterol yn Nghapel Soar, Llwydcoed, y Parch. J. Griffiths, Calfaria, yn llywyddu. Llongyfarchwyd y Cynghorwyr M. J. Harris, H. H. Evans, Bwllfa, a'r Gwar- cheidwaid Rees Rees, Ynyslwyd; Morgan Williams, Ahernant, a Benjamin Lewis, Aberaman, ar eu llwyddiant yn yr ethol- iadau diweddar yn Aberdar. Pasiwyd pleidlais o gydymdeimlad a theulu y diweddar Mr. Griffith George (CrruBydd Dyfed), ac a theulu y ddi- ^eddar Mrs. Evans, gweddw y Parch. B. Evans, Gadlys, yn eu galar. Mr. R. Leach, Godreaman, a roddodd droddiad y Pwyllgor Dirwestol. Cwynid gyffredinol fod yr eglwysi yn lied fclftiar parthed yr achos dirwestol. Pen- ^rfynwyd i apelio at yr eglwysi i sefydlu eithasau dirwestol. Penderfynwyd efyd i apelio at y Cymdeithasau Dyn- Barol a gwrddant mewn tafarndai i gynal eu cyrddau yn neuaddau y gwahanol addoldai, fel na byddai diodydd meddwol YIl fagl i'r aelodau. Rhoddwyd croesaw cynes i'r Parch. W. T. Francis, gweinidog Gwawr, Aberaman. Yn yr hwyr pregethwyd gan y Parch. W. T. Francis.
Calfarla, Rhigos. NORTH GLAMORGAN CONG. UNION. The quarterly meeting of the above Union was held at Calfaria, Rhigos, on Monday night and Tuesday. The Rev. R. T. Williams, Ynysgau, Merthyr, and the Rev. Olwern Evans, Bedlinog, preached on Monday night. The conference on Tuesday was opened by the Rev. Peter Price, B.A., Dowlais. The Rev. J. Sulgwyn Davies, Siloh, Aber- dare, presided. It was decided that the next meeting be held at Penywern, Dowlais, the Rev. D. Ffrwdwen Lewis and Mr. W. T. Wil- «ams, schoolmaster, Heolgerryg, to give ^dresses on specified topics. The Rev. J. T. Williams, Cefn, was re- vived into the Union from the Liverpool The Rev. J. T. Williams, Cefn, was re- vived into the Union from the Liverpool and Manchester Union. I The Rev. Peter Price, BA., Dowlais, Introduced Mr. W. Meurig Thomas, ■"owlais, and the Rev. T. Thomas, Godre- xppan, introduced Mr. Phillip Jones ^icholas, Aberaman, as two young teachers. It was decided that introductory let- It was decided that introductory let- ters should be given to the Rev. D. Eurof alters, M.A., B.D., and the Rev. J. T. 5^ys, Aberaman, to the West Glamorgan Revs; John Thomas, Merthyr; J. §[• Price, Troedyrhiw; W. Evans, Mer- Grawys Jones, Aberdare, and Mr. y- D. Williams were appointed on the Settee of the Gronfa. Ajfbe treasurer, Mr. Richard Morgan, jv^rdare, read out .the accounts, and the SfJ'- T. B. Mathews, Penydarren, read W ^atistics. Both were heartily thanked ,p their services. tht Rev, E. Wern Williams, Hirwain, eh. e. secretary of the Union, was elected AfI?aa ^or the forthcoming year. tW r> 0 ^e meeting was commenced by Pan Y" Salmon, Pontlottyn, when a Y *Ler was read by Mr. James Evans, Ylybwl, on "Thomas Llewelyn." The • Sarauel Williams, Penrhiwceiber, oon on ^e »iveu subject, "Correct fl^J^Ptions of God in their practical in- A?Cce on life/' thft ^he meeting was commenced by Itev ■ Rees M. Rees, Dowlais, and the Vaj" Aman Jones, B.A., Merthyr aw Preached on The claims of total took on church members." He liev as^bis text 2 Kings xviii., 4. The ptea'v • Evans, 'Salem., Merthyr, Fjn hed from Exodus xx., 10. tile ^eetin?s were well attended, and tei+o?° ,PeoPle of Rhigos hospitably en- ^^ed the visitors.
Aberdare Education Committee. W ED N ESD A Y .—Mr. L. N. Williams, J.P., in the chair. The other mem- bers present were: Mr. W. Thomas (vice-chairman), Mrs. Davies, Thomas Lewis, David Davies, T. Walter Wil- liams, R, Llewelyn, J.P., A. P. Jones, J. 0. George, E. Stonelake, M.. J. Harris, Illtyd Hopkins, D. Jackson Thomas, with Mr. John Morris (Direc- tor), Mr. T. D. Jones (assistant direc- tor), and Dr. M. J. Rees (medical offi-' cer). EMPIRE DAY. Earl Meath wrote asking Aberdare Edu- cation Committee to allow the schools to observe Empire Day. Mr. T. Walter Williams remarked that all that was done at present to observe Empire Day in this district was a holi- day given to Llwydcoed Schools and a treat given to the children by Mr. Wind- sor Lewis. On the motion of Mr. David Davies the letter was allowed to lie on the table. APPLICATION. The Aberaman Operatic Society, through Nfr. Alfred Strong, secretary, applied for the loan of a room in Aber- aman Schools. Granted. Madame Lowther Knights, dress-cut- ting demonstrator, also applied for the loan of a school. The application was granted on the usual terms. SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST IN EDUCATION. MR. R. LLEWELYN AND TEACHERS' a UNFORTUNATE" METHODS. Dr. John James wrote that two candi- dates, out of 11, had failed to pass the Preliminary Examination, Part I. Mr Timothy Davies, County School, presented a. report, and recommended that one or the two candidates be given another trial. Mr. A. P. Jones and Mr. W. Thomas did not think that the final selection should rest with the teacher. The mother of the other candidate was very anxious to give her child another oppor- tunity. Mrs. Davies said it would be better to inform the parent that the child's capa- bilities did not warrant another trial. This would be better than to let the candidate go on until it would be too late to adopt another profession. Mr. R. Llewelyn: Unfortunately, the teachers pay the best attention to the brightest scholars. I am of opinion that more attention should be given to the backward scholars. I do not think the teacher is justified in recommending one and not another. The child who is not recommended may improve during next year. If the mother is desirous of giv- ing her child another trial, her wish should be gratified. Mr. T. Walter Williams moved, and Mr. Thos. Lewis seconded, that the mat- ter be referred to Mrs. Davies and Mr. A. P. Jones. This was carried. The Chairman remarked that this diffi- culty would occur again and again. What was wanted was a uniform scheme. Mr. T. Lewis said that the motion passed would satisfy the mother and the Education Committee. This question had been discussed during the last two or three months. What they wanted was the survival of the fittest in the teaching profession. Mr Stonelake said that this matter was one of the root problems of education. He did not always believe in teachers with the biggest qualifications. Teachers should be appointed by selection rather than by election or successful qualifica- tions. This question would have to be solved before they could get a satisfactory teaching staff. EQUATOR AND THE NORTH POLE. Arising from a letter from the Board of Education regarding the recognition of a supplementary teacher, Mr. T. Wal- ter Williams said he asked this particu- lar person where the equator was. The reply was that it was that part of the earth to which the magnetic needle pointed. (Laughter.) He had spoken to the parents, who thought their child would be more successful as a district nurse. Mr. T. Lewis: Or get married. (Laughter.) SCHOOL DENTIST. The Mountain Ash Education Com- mittee asked Aberdare to co-operate with them in appointing a whole-timed school dentist. Mr. T. Walter Williams said that Aberdare should proceed with the sight- testing of children in the first place. He moved that they defer the consideration of the other question. This was agreed to. NEW CWMAMAN SCHOOLS. A letter from Mr A. T. Davies, Board of Education, regarding the plans of the above schools, was referred to the Director and the Medical Officer. NO RESPONSE. Rev. W. H. Jones, correspondent of the Cwmbach National School, wrote that the managers had advertised for a suc- cessor to Miss Snow, who had left, but that no applications had been received. 'Decided that the Education Committee should advertise. ALLEGED INCOMPETENCY. Rev. W. H. Jones, on behalf of the managers of the Cwmbach National Schools, asked the committee to dismiss Mr. D. M. A. Evans on the ground of incompetency. The managers hoped 'the committee would take immediate action. Referred to Staff and Management Committee. H.M. INSPECTOR'S REPORTS. H.M. Inspector of Schools presented reports regarding the work carried on at the various schools. A frequent com- plaint in the reports was that sufficient attention was not paid to the Welsh language and Welsh history. Arising from the report on the Park Infants' School, Mr. R. Llewelyn said that children under 5 years of age should not be allowed to attend school. They were not benefited in the least. The par- ents simply sent their children to school to save the expenses of nurses, and the ratepayers had to pay the teachers for this service.
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Mr. Thos. Lewis also spoke on this sub- ject at some length. Mr. D. J. Thomas differed from Mr. Llewelyn, and added that it was to the child's advantage to attend school as early in life as possible. I Mr. R Llewelyn gave notice that he would raise the question. at the next meeting.
I Glynnaath Church Council. —— I On Tuesday evening the quarterly meeting of the Vale of Neath Free Church Council was held at Bethania Chapel, Glynneath. Mr. T. Williams, Council School, presided, and the Rev. E.. W. Llewelyn (C.M.) addressed the meeting on Rdation of Religion to Politics." An interesting discussion followed, in which Revs. D. Glyn Davies, D. Hughes, T.. Davies and D. G. Williams took part-
New Empire, Aberdare. The Empire continues to amuse, en- tertain, and edify A very fine pro- gramme of pictures was shown at tl?e sacred concert held on Sunday night. The picture, "Into the shadow," was very much admired. A cornet solo by Mr. W. G. Morgan, a member of the 01 chestra, was delightful. A very attractive programme was pro- vided for Monday evening and the fol- I lowing evenings. Smit and Smit are very clever comedy acrobats, whose say- ings and doings are wonderfully smart. Wisper, the comedy kid juggler, has a style. of his own, and provokes no end of laughter. Beattie Bloom, the chic com- edienne, is very successful. The Sisters Herbert are two very pretty juvenile duetists and dancers, who captivate and please all. The pictures are as usual first-class. On Friday evening next the two houses are given by the management as a bene- fit to the Aberdare Fire Brigade. The winners of the prize drawing in connec- tion with the above Brigade will be made known. The management deserve credit for their readiness to assist all worthy local movements and causes.
Mountain Ash Jottings. BY "LUCIFER." The election contests in Mountain Ash left things as they were. Mr. Noah Tromans held his seat by a majority of 70 against Mr. Evan Morgan, while Capt. Gray exactly doubled the figures of his opponent. In the Penrhiweeiber Ward Mr. John Williams, the old member, headed the poll. For the new seat there were three contestants, and the Labour candidate triumphed. Mr. W. Myrddin Hicks and Mr. J. P. Davies emerged to- gether at the bottom, with only 11 votes between them. Mr. J. P. Davies has an idea that canvassing is an insult to the intelligence of the electors. In appear- ance Mr. Davies does not look like a man before his time, but I am afraid he is. It was this fad re canvassing that lost him his seat 2 years ago, and until he re- nounces the idea that the people do not like to be told who to vote for, he may as well spare himself the trouble of con- testing any more seats. Mr. David T. Davies, the new Guard- ian for Penrhiwceib ir Ward, is a son of Councillor Wm. Davies, Mountain Ash. Like his father, Mr. D. T. Davies takes a very keen interest in municipal politics as well as imperial politics. He is one of the moving spirits at Penrhiwceiber in coal matters, and one of the foremost men in local Labour circles. He will un- doubtedly make a good Guardian and give every satisfaction to those who elected him. To Mr. Wm. Dyer belongs the honour of being the first Labour Guardian for Abercvnon. Labour have long tried for a place on both the District Council and Board of Guardians, but unsuccessfully tiil now. They may some day get a Labour Councillor. Abercynon is notor- ious for warmly contested elections-a striking contrast to Ynysybwl, where there has not been a District Council election for many years. Abercynon electors proved themselves exceedingly gallant in placing a, woman far and away on top. Her husband, Mr. Wm. Fen- wick, represented the Ward on the Dis- trict Council for 3 years, his seat being captured by Mr. Wm. Evans two years ago. a Outings" formed the burden of the business of the Education Committee last Tuesday week. We shall never hear the last of the auditor's visit and sur- charges. Some members, however, are brave enough to disregard the auditor and the clerk. At the last meeting Mr. G. H. Hall was appointed to represent the committee on the Workers' Educa- tional Association Conference at Cardiff. The Clerk reported that they had no poweT to pay the expenses, but it tran- spired that the hawk eye of the auditor had passed one such expenditure. Fur- thermoi'e, it was stated that Pontypridd Education Committee were in the habit of sending representatives and paying them. « Ah, for the rarity of Christian chari- ty at the Education Committee. That is according to Capt. Gray, who no doubt is an authority on Christian charity. A breeze over the Roman Catholic School seemed like a breath from the past. Five or six years ago the Mountain Ash Committee were the cynosure of all South Wales owing to their unbending attitude in refusing to recognise the local R.C. School. A few elections were fought on the question. In the first Mr. Tom Bevan, Penrhiwceiber, and Col. M. Morgan, two supporters of the R.C. School, were defeated by the nominees of the Nonconformists—Messrs J. P. Davies and Wm. Griffiths respectively. Mr. E. T. Williams, Penrhiwceiber, was accused of having a hand in this, and when his turn came—strange irony !—another Non- conformist was found to oust him. The two men who turned out Col. M. Morgan and Mr. Bevan have also retired, one voluntarily and the other pushed.
Sam Parker's Benefit. BY "SPECTATOR." On Thursday next (April 21) admirers of the H great" Fatty Wedlock will have an opportunity pf seeing the one time Aberdare captain in full football regalia at the New Athletip Grounds, when the Aberdare team will oppose, an eleven brought down by the great little man for the benefit of the veteran Sammy Parker. Now is the time to show your appreciation, for Sammy is undoubtedly the favourite of favourites among the crowd. After more than twelve years' service in the Aberdare team, surely it is time Dare supporters should do all they can to make the benefit a bumping one. Don't come in hundreds, come in thousands to give a rousing reception to "Fatty" and "Sammy," who is still able to show right halves in South Wales how to play and left wingers opposed to him how not to play.
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I Musical Honours. At the recent examination held at Cardiff in connection with the London College of Music, Miss Mary Davies, A.L.C.M., Penderyn Road, Hirwain, was successful in obtaining the Licentiate CErtificate for Pianoforte Playing. The diploma grants the exclusive right to append the letters L.L.C.M. to her name. The solos performed were: Chopin's Scherzo in B flat Minor, and Beethoven's Sonata in G, No. 16. The other tests included sight reading, transposing a song, haroiony and form. At the same examination the following were successful in obtaining the Associ- ate Diploma with the right to append the letters A.L.C.M. to their names. The solos performed weie: Beethoven's Son- ata N6. 3 in C, and Rondo Polonaise by Bennett: Miss Mabel Wilkins (aged 15), Oakland- street, Mountain Ash, organist of the Brotherhood Church, Mountain Ash. Miss Morfydd Lloyd (aged 15), Spencer- street, Cwmaman. winner of several eis- teddfod prizes. Miss Beatrice Evans (aged 17), 1, Fforchaman-road, Cwmaman, organist of the Primitive Methodist Church, Cwm- aman. Mr. John Thomas Williams, 9, Bron- iestyn-terrace, Aberdare. Great praise is due to these young musicians and also to their teacher, Prof. T. Jones, L.R.A.M., A.E.C.O. Portraits of the successful pupils ap- pear on Page 3. The photos are by Mr. A. Bryant, Monk-street, Aberdare.
Glynrxeathc BANKRUPTCY. A receiving order -has been made in the case of Henry Thomas, 4, Transvaal-terrace, labourer, lately butcher.
Penrhiwceiber. PREACHING SERVICES were held at Jerusalem Welsh Baptist Church on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. The Rv. J. Gland wr Watkins, Ffrwd, Moun- tain Ash, and Rev. W. Jones, Treharris, were the preachers. MUSICAL.—Amongst the candidates at the distribution of certificates held re- cently by the Associated Board of the R.A.M. and R.C.M. was Miss Beatrice M. Lisle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lisle, Belle Vue Hotel. She was successful in the Advanced pianoforte playing examin- ation. She is a pupil of Prof. Richard Howell, Abernant Road, Aberdare. MINERS' MEETING. A general meeting of the Cwmcvnon Colliery Work- men was held at the Workmen's Hall on Monday. Mr. Thos. Morgan presided. Mr. Samuel Cobley, district delegate, gave a report of the district meeting, and Mr. John Picton, the London delegate, gave a report of i^he conference held at Cory Hall, Cardiff. Both delegates were accorded a vote of thanks. Mr. Thomas Lewis, Park-street, was appointed dis- trict delegate for the ensuing three months. Mr. Picton was appointed vice- chairman. The meeting terminated with a vote of thanks to chairman. DEATH.—An'inquest was held by Mr. R. J. Rhys on Thursday at the Lee Hotel on the body of Thomas Thomas, 30, Ty'rfelin-street, who died very suddenly on the previous Monday. The foreman of jury was Mr. J. P. Dav.ies. A verdict of Death from heart failure" was re- turned. The interment took place on Saturday at the Old Cemetery Mountain Ash. The mourners were: Wife and daughter; Mr. Busby and son; Mrs. Moseley, sister; Mr. Wm. Thomas, brother; Mr and Mrs. Lewis, Caerphilly, and son; Mrs. Venn, Bedwas, sister-in- law; Mrs. Daniels and daughter, Mrs. Duglan, Mr. and Mrs. Duglan, Mr. J. Duglan, Messrs. Henry, Daniel, and In- gram Duglan, Mrs. Harding, Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas, Mrs. Thomas, Porth, cousins. Mr. Button, Canaan, officiated. A MEETING of the Penrhiwceiber Branch of Young Liberals was held at the Lesser Hall on Friday last, Mr. Howell Williams in the chair. Delegates to attend the conference at Swansea on Saturday were appointed. PARK BUILDING CLUB.—The wind- ing up of the above club took place at the Park Hotel on Thursday evening, when the members were entertained to dinner. Mr. Rosser presided, and was supported by Messrs. Cornelius Lewis (vice-chairman), Isaac George, J.P. (trus- tee), Councillor Evan Morris (trustee), Wm. A. Morgan (trustee), Guardian T. Richards (secretary), and C. M. Lewis (London and Prov. Bank, Aberdare). The dinner was put on in Host W. B. George's best stye, and after the tables were cleared the proceedings were enlivened by harmony, rendered by Messrs. W. Jen- kins, J. Evans, and George Asplin. Dur- ing the evening Mr. Isaac George was presented with a silver cigar case; Mr. Rosser received a silver-mounted malacca cane; Mr. Evan Morris a silver-mounted malacca cane; Mr. W. A. Morgan, a silver-mounted .malacca cane; Mr. Rosser a silver-mounted malacca cane; Mr. C. Lewis a silver-mounted ebony cane; Mr. T. Richards a silver-mounted malacca cane; Mr. W. B. George (sub-treasurer), a gold seal; and Mr. F. W. Irons a silver- mounted ebony stick. The club was closed after having had a successful career. Felicitous speeches were de- livered by the various officers present.
Mountain Ash. THE WINNING NUMBERS of Mr. David Pugh's prize-drawing are:—1767; 171; 723; 678; 222; 1739; 586; 1271; 118; 617; 495; 1757; 503; 1764; 612; 481; 6iiG; 497; 523; 111; 917; 320; 509; 205; 1998; 505; 333; 1262; 1708; 169; 161; 1769; 101; 1384; 601; 470. BILLIARDS.—Teams representing the Young Men's Catholic Society, in connec- tion with the Hibernian Club, and Moun- tain Ash Constitutional Club, played friendly billiard matches, cards, and dominoes at the premises of the latter Club on Friday evening. The Mount I Club were most successful, only losing one match in the billiards, and winning at cards and dominoes 47 games to 39. Full score of billiards:—Mountain Ash. I W. Brown, 200; J. Davies, 200; A. Jen- kins, 200: Gilbert Hale, 200; W. Wood- land, 200; W. H. Gregory, 134; total, 1,134. Y.M.C.S.: M. Barrie, 132; .1. Murphy, 166; J. Reardon, 183; J. Quinij, 143; P. Phelan, 172; W. Greenwood, 200; total, 996. EVENING SCHOOL SOCIAL. Last Friday evening a, very pleasant time was spent by the students and teachers of the Caegarw Evening Continuation School, when the session was brought to a. close with a supper aid entertainment. The feature of the concert was. a contri- bution by Mr. T. Roberts and his able accompanist, Mr. T. Morgan. Mr. Roberts had ingeniously contrived a set of'musical bottles, and skilfully rendered en these some beautiful Welsh Airs. Selections on a set of bells also brought forth rounds of applause. A competition was won by Master W. Falder. Master David Davies kindly lent a gramophone, and Mr. J. Landeg brought his zono- phone. Some fine vocal and instrumental selections delighted the company. PRESENTATION.—On Thursday even- ing a very interesting presentation took place at Bethania Vestry, Mr. Charles Watts being the recipient of a number of presents on the occasion of his departure for Colorado, America. The chair was occupied by Mr. Jenkin Thomas. The chairman referred to Mr Watts as a very steady and industrious man, and a true servant to the cause of Bethania Chapel. Mr. Benjamin Prosser presented Mr. Watts with a handsome Gladstone bag, suitably inscribed, on behalf of the deacons and district supervisors of the chapel. Master Dd. T. Davies presented Mr. Watts, who had been his Sunday School teacher, with a hymn book. Mr. Seth Davies "handed over to him a Bible. r Mr. T. Glyndwr Richards also gave Mr. Watts a suitable present. Speeches were delivered by Messrs. Benjamin Prosser, Joseph Griffiths, Matthew George, and Morgan Davies. Mr. Watts left Moun- tain Ash on the following morning for Liverpool, en route for America,- where he takes up a position on the railroad at Colorado. VOLUNTEER BAND CLUB. On Tuesday evening the members of the I above Institute entertained- Mr. Ben Goodkin to a farewell smoking concert. Mr. H. Sparey presided over the first half of the concert, and Mr. Fred Allen over the second portion. The programme was of a miscellaneous character, and the large audience were highly delighted with the good things provided. Messrs. Geo. Asplin and Handel Thomas gave piano solos, and played the accompani- ments in fine style. Mr. Frank Mogg was successful in his character songs. Mr. Will Evans was in tip top form with his comic events. Mr. Harry Morgan made a splendid hit, and his song, One of the b-lioys," fairly caught on. Messrs Jack Hardiman, Edmund Hardiman, and Newsome France delighted everyone with their respective instrumental solos. Mr. Moses Jenkins, a fine singer, gave several songs in artistic style. Mr. Wm. Jen- kins sang "Mentra Gwen," also giving the English version, "Lady Mine." Messrs. Vaughan and Joe James also added to the harmony. The chairman, Mr. D. W. Howell, and Mr. W. Green- wood made reference to Mr. Goodkin's geniality and willingness to help where necessary. Mr. Goodkin suitably re- sponded. The evening concluded with a Auld Lang Syne" and "God Save the King."
Cwmaman, NURSING FUND.—The sum of £ 41 11s. 3d. was secured towards the District Nursing Fund as a result of the recent performance of "Rhys Lewis" by Cym- deithas Daniel Owen. Aberdare. RIFLE SHOOTING.—The recent' de- feat of the Cwmaman Institute team bv the Talbot Club, Aberdare, was fully avenged on Monday, at the Cwmaman Range. Curiously enough the homesters 0 scored the same number as their oppon- ents did in the previous contest, viz., 364, while the Talhotitee' score on this occa- sion was but 339. Cwmaman thus won by 25 points. PHOTOGRAPHY-On Wednesday the Amateur Photographic Society met at the Public Institute. Next season the operations of the society are to be con- ducted on a far more elaborate basis. The following officers have been ap- pointed:—President, Mr. S. S. Thomas, Jubilee-road; vice-presidents, Messrs. James Williams, Wm. Llewelyn, and Guardian Wm. Thomas; lanternist, Mr. James Ray, assisted by Mr. W. Webb. The treasurer will be Mr. Picton George, and Mr. Austin John has been re-appoint- ed secretary. CHAMBER OF TRADE.-The month- ly meeting of the above body was held on Thursday at the Institute. Mr. C. Arthur Parr presided over a good attend- ance. Mr. J. H. Job, the secretary, read a reply from the G.W.R. Co. stating that the delivery of passenger parcels to Cwmaman could not be undertaken. A pleasant function took place in the form of a presentation to Mr. J. Chamberlain for services rendered to the Chamber. The gift was a silver match-box bearing the inscription: "Presented to Mr. Joseph Chamberlain by the Cwmaman Chamber of Trade, 1910." Mr. J. H. Job handed it over, and made a speech re- ferring to the recipient's activities on behalf of the Chamber. Complimentary speeches were also delivered by Messrs. George Parr, Isaac J. Evans, and N. J. McGillivray. Mr. Chamberlain respond- ed, and thanked them heartily for their gift. His had been entirely a labour of love on behalf of the Chamber. SOCIAL.—On Monday evening, in con- nection with the local branch of the I.L.P., a social gathering was held to welcome the return of Mr J. Keir Hardie to Parliament. The event was held at the Public Hall. A large number at- tended at the excellent tea that had been prepared. Trayholders: Mrs. David Jones, Mrs. J. H. Job, Mrs. W. While, Mrs. Knight (Aberdare), Miss Maggie Jones, Mrs. J. Lewis, Mrs J. Morris, Miss Polkinghorne, Miss Jennet Jones, Mrs. D. J. Pugh, Miss Jones, Miss A. J. Powell, Miss A. Powell, Mrs. Evam Evans, Miss Harriet Thomas, Miss Blod- wen Evans, Miss M. A. Watkins, Mrs. Gwladys Thomas, and Miss Maggie Davies. Cutters, etc.: Mrs. Dorothy Davies, Mrs. Evans, Brynhyfryd; Mrs. Wilson, Miss Katie Matthews, Mr. Dan- iel Daniels, and Mrs. (Guardian) Wm. Thomas. The stokers were Messrs Tyrell and Webb, and the treasurer and secre- tary respectively were Messrs. Lewis Daniel, Cwmaman, and Samuel Badham, Aberaman. A concert was held, at which Mr. Evan Jones, checkweigher, presided. He was supported on the platform by Mr J. Keir Hardie, M.P., Mr. Samuel Bad- ham, and other local officials of the I.L.P. Letters regretting inability to attend were read from Mr. Daniel Lewis, U.C.S.W.; Mr. C. B. Stanton, Aberdare, and several others. A pianoforte solo vas given by Miss Thomas, Barry. Bass solo, Mr. T. C. Morgan. Tenor solo, Mr Wm. Thomas. Contralto solo, Miss Mor- fudd Lloyd. Recitation, Miss Maggie Llewelyn. Soprano solos, Miss Mary Phillips (Llinos Aman), and Miss Nellie Jones. Also solos by Messrs. Maldwyn Jones and John Jones. During an in- terval Mr. Keir Hardie delivered a speech, a report of which appears in another column.
Aberaman. REHEARSAL. On Sunday evening last the choirs of the following Welsh Cong. Churches held a rehearsal at Saron Chapel:—Saron, Aberaman; Bryn Seion, Cwmbach; Bethlehem, Abercwmboi, and Carmel, Penrhiwceiber. Mr Philip Rees, A.C., Abercwmboi, conducted in a credit- able manner. The organist was Mr. Jonah Rees, Adv. R.A.M. FOOTBALLERS' PRESENTA TION.- At the weekly meeting of the Aberaman Thursdays' on Tuesday evening last at the Castle Inn, Mr. A. Stanley John pre- sided. A handsome pier glass and mir- ror was presented to Mr. John H. Jones in recognition of his great services to the club in the capacity of secretary, chair- man, and committee-man in seasons past, and also as captain for the present season. On behalf of the club it was presented to him by Miss Jeanes, of the Castle Inn, in a suitable speech. The re- cipient responded in an appropriate man- ner. Speeches were contributed by Messrs. Frank Mears and Jack Finn (Aberaman Wanderers). Songs were given by Messrs. Charlie Silverthorn, Geo. Key, J. Palmer, MacAllister, Ivor Morgan, and Frank Mears. Mr. Ivor Morgan sang "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau."
Cwmbach. UNITx\RIAN.—A special service was held at the local Unitarian Chapel on Tuesday evening, when Rev. J. Park Davies, B.A., B.D., Pontypridd, preached to a large number on the Unitarian Gos- pel. The introductory portion of the ser- vice was taken by Rev. M. Evans, Aber- dare. NUPTIAL.—At the conclusion of the service at Bryn Seion Cong. Chapel on Sunday evening last, the Rev. R. H. Davies, B.A., pastor, intimated his lll- tention of entering the bonds of holy matrimony on the Tuesday. Mr. Wm. James,. the church secretary, and Mr. Wm. Rees, one of the senior deacons, ex- pressed, on behalf of the church, their heartiest wishes for his happiness and prosperity. Mr. Davies thanked them for their good wishes.
Aberdare. CARNIVAL. The postponed Fancy Dress Carnival will be held at the Rink in the Market Hall on Thur&day, Ap. 28. CHURCH MISSION TEA PARTY. Through an oversight Mrs. Mills' name was omitted from the list of travholders last week. POSTPONEMENT.-Owing to Miss S. A. Fry having sustained an accident the bale and Exhibition proposed to be held at the Memorial Hall this (Thursday) evening has been postponed till further announcement. MUSICAL. — At the Incorporated Society of Musicians' Theoretical Exam. recently held at Cardiff, Mr. Owen Mor- ton, Abercwrnbci, passed Grade Five Harmony with Honours, having been awarded 98 per cent. of the marks. Miss Elsie Sheen, Cardiff Street. Aberdare also passed Grade Two Theory with Hon- ours, having gained 93 marks cut of a possible 100. Both are pupils of Mr. Richard Howells, Abernant Road. ^USICaL SUCCESS. — We congratu- late Miss Hilda Tucker, Graig House, on passing successfully in pianoforte playing at the recent examination held at in connection with the Associated Board of the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal_ College of Music. This young musician "is making rapid progress, hav- ing obtained two certificates within four months. She is a pupil of Prof. T. Jones, L.R.A.M., A.R.C.O., Aberdare. MRS. JARLEY'S WAXWORKS. Don't miss seeing Mrs. Jarley's famous waxworks in the Market Hall on Thurs- day next, April 21st, by the Aberdare Church Waxwork Sociotv. Historical, Patriotic, and Humorous Characters re- presented. Doors open at 7.30, to com- mence at 8 p.m. Come early to avoid the crush. Admission: 2s., Is., and 6d. Pro- ceeds towards Universities Mission to Central Africa. HAGGAR'S BIOSCOPE. On Thurs- day evening, at the Market Hall, a splen- did entertainment was given under the patronage of the R.A.O.B. The Buffs attended in full regalia, and marched in goodly numbers from Aberaman to the Hall, headed by the Aberdare Town Band and the Aberaman Silver Band. Mr. Haggar's entertainment, which consisted of musical and pictorial contributions. was most enjoyable and instructive. At an interval Mr. Haggar was presented bv the Buffs with a valuable jewel as a token of esteem in recognition of the recipient's many acts of generosity towards the Widows and Orphan Funds of the fra- ternitv. DEATH & INTERMENT.—On Thurs- day, after a protracted illness, Mr. Ernest Edward Richardson, 26, Glannant street, passed away at the early age of 30 years. The interment took place on Tuesday at the Aberdare Cemetery. The bearers were: Messrs. D. J. Lewis, E. Jones, W. Hicks, G. Stonelake, J. Cole, and S. Williams. Mourners: Mr. and Mrs. Brayshaw, father and mother; Miss L. Richardson and Misses A. & E. Brav- shaw, sisters; Messrs. A. Richardson, brother; R. Brayshaw, brother; Mrs. R. Bastin, Newport, aunt; Mrs. F. Poole and Mrs. W. Challenger, cousins; Mrs. A. Richardson, sister-in-law; Mrs James, friend; Mr. A. Hicks, Swansea, and Mr. A. Hicks, Aberdare, uncles; Mr. J. Hicks, cousin. The Rev. W. H. Jones, B.A., was the officiating minister. Beau- tiful wreaths had been received from the following: (1) From his companions; (2) Mr. J. Thomas, Newport; (3) Mr. W. Jones, Aberdare; (4) from his little cousin at Newport. Messrs. John Mor- gan and Son (Aberdare), Ltd. had charge of the funeral. The family desire to thank all friends for their "kind sym- pathy to them in their bereavement.
Robertstown. PRESENTATION.—At Salem Chapel on Monday evening an interesting meet- ing took place. The Rev. J. D. Rees presided. Mr. David Evans was the re- cipient of a beautiful writing desk in re- cognition of services rendered to the church. The gift was handed over by Mr. Richard Wigley, one af the deacons. Mr. William Llewelyn, another promin- ent church worker, received a book, the presentation being made by Mr. John Thomas, another of the deacons. Ad- dresses were delivered by the chairman and Mr. John H. Williams. Mr. David Thomas, Miss Lilian F. Rees, Miss M. Richards, Messrs. W. T. Williams, John Thomas, D. P. Davies, and Beni. Evans gave songs, etc.
Llwydcoed. THE RECREATION GROUND.—At a meeting held in Soar Vestry on Friday evening, under the presidency of Mr. William Evans, Mr. J. Comley intimated that the Recreation Grounds which Mr. Windsor Lewis was giving to the resi- dents of the place would be opened short- ly. The following were appointed to act as a Park Committee: Messrs. W. D. Phillips, J. F. Hodges, D. Daniel, J. Comley, J. Beddoe, William Evans, John Griffiths, W. P. Davies, (Rev,.) W. S. Davies, Daniel Jones, and Rees James.
Cwmdare. ELIM Y.P.S.—The last meeting of the season took place at Elim Vestry on Tuesday night last, under the presidency of Mr. David J. Beynon. Very interest- ing papers were read by Messrs. James Timothy, King-street, and D. D. Morgan, Bwllfa-road. Subjects, "Tariff Reform" and "Free Trade." The papers were rr.uch appreciated. The following also spoke briefly: Messrs. Wm. Rees. David Davies, Daniel James, James Thomas, and the Rev. James Jones, pastor. The meeting was opened by Mr. Wm. James.
Cefnpennar. I TRAP ACCIDENT. An unfortunate accident occurred to Mr. David Beecham, I proprietor of the Cefnpennar Hotel, on Monday. Mr. Beecham was fetching voters for Captain Gray, and was desceid ing the hill from Cefnpennar, with Mr. Evan Thomas on the back seat of the conveyance, when one of the wheels caught the curb at the side of the road. The shock caused the horse to run away, and eventually Mr. Beecham was thrown out violently, and descended on his head. I He was taken into Mrs. Benton's cottage, just near, where he relapsed into uncon- sciousness. He was then conveyed to the Cottage Hospital, where he remained un- conscious for several hours. He has re- ceived several scalp wounds, and on en- quiry on Tuesday was making a little progress.
Mountain Ash. INVALID.—We regret to hear of the serious illness of Mrs. T. Edmunds, Dover-street. She is lying dangerously ill with pneumonio. HAND BALL. An interesting game was played at the Institute Court on Wednesday between Tom Phillips, Mountain Ash, and Geo. Llewelyn, Pen- rhiwceiber. The game was watched by a large crowd, and eventually ended in a good win for the Mount man by 31 I chalks to 13. Mr. David Powell acted as referee. GOLF.—The Easter Bogey was con- I cluded on Thursday afternoon. The prize, a handsome silver cup presented by Lord Aberdare, was won by Austin Prichard-Evans. The scores were as follows: -1, Austin Prichard-Evans, al- lowed 11, 1 up. 2, T. Finney, allowed 12, 5 down; S. Powell, allowed 14, 5 down. 3, Harry Powell, allowed 12, 7 down. The winner's score of 85 creates the amateur record for the links. BILLIARDS.—The professional tournar ment which has attracted all lovers of the ivory spheres from all parts was con- l cluded last evening. Mr. C. Davies, Clydach Vale, was the winner of the cup, and Mr. T. Millwood was runner-tip. As will be seen in another column, these first-class cueists are playing a game at the Navigation Hotel next Monday and Tuesday. The match is for a trophy value JS20, and should attract bumping houses.
Miskin. BETHESDA.-An entertainment was given in Bethesda Primitive Methodist Chapel on Tuesday evening. There was a splendid gathering, presided over by Mr. Wm. Bowles. The following contri- buted to a capital programme:—Songs, Mr. Stanley Bishop, Sailor, beware and Homeward bound." Reading, Mr. J. H. Bowles. Due t, the Misses Notley. Recit, Master Trevor Bowles, Crooked man." Mouth organ, Mr. Albert Notley. Song, Miss Notley, H Killarney." The accompaniments were nicely played by Air. Albert Beecham. A dialogue in character, entitled, "Before and_ after the ball," was given by the following:- Amy Grace, Miss Miriam Nicholas; Ada Meanwell, Miss May Huntley; Miss Prude, Miss Laura Britten; Miss Dash, Miss Louisa Harper; Miss Pretty, Miss Lilian Langley; Hebert Grace, Ml. Geo. Bull; Mr. Lovell, Mr. Bertie Sandy; Mr. Lightfoot, Mr. W. Cape; lvir. Butters, Mr. Tom Beecham; Rev. Shepherd, Mr. Noah Bowles. All the parts were capi- tally rendered, and a special word of praise must be given to the soloists, Misses Notley and Mr. Stanley Bishop.
Ynvsy&wl. THE WELSH WESLEYANS held their annual meetings on Sunday and Monday. The Rev. G. Jones. Trerddol, and the Rev. M. Griffiths, of Caerau, preached impressive sermons to large congrega- tions. The Sunday afternoon and Mon- day evening services were held in Jeru- salem C.M. Church (kindly lent).
Important Action, MOUNTAIN ASH PROPERTY DISPUTE. This action, which came before Mr. Justice Neville, on Tuesday, the 5th inst., was brought by Mrs. Mary Jane Owen, postmistress of Mountain Ash. for whom Mr. Wright (instructed by Mr. Shipton) appeared, against Jenkin Jones and John Williams, the trustees under the will of Lewis Jones (deceased), for whom Mr. Peterston, K.C., and Mr. Robertson (in- structed by Mr. J. T. Phoenix, Cardiff) appeared. On the 4th August, upon a motion for an injunction, Mr. Justice Hamilton or- dered that the defendants be restrained until the 11th August from selling or offering for sale No. 32, Gladstone-road, Miskin, Mountain Ash, which had been mortgaged by the plaintiff to the defend- ants. On the 11th August the injunction was continued for a week, and on the 18th August no order was made on the motion, the defendants undertaking not to sell or offer for sale the property until after October 19th, and the plaintiff undertak- ing to pay a certain sum on account of interest in respect of the mortgage. The plaintiff now claimed damages, and after hearing the evidence the Judge dismissed the action, with costs to the defendants, including the costs of the previous motion to the Court for an in- junction.
Penrhiwceiber Notes. BY U SPHINX." Ceiber got its share of the spoils at the Mountain Ash Easter Eisteddfod. In the second choral Mr. Sam Davies's Choir got the first prize. The local Ambulance Ccprps, under the direction of Mr. G. R. Birch, got an ambulance prize, and Mr. Rd. Erasmus took a prize in mining. Further, Mrs. Morgan Davies was the premier contralto soloist. The Choir, we learn, intend competing at the Cwmaman Eisteddfod. The Am- bulance men also took second prize at Bargoed, beating seven lots of competi- tors. In the list of prize recipients in con- nection with the Evening Classes I noticed the name of Mr. W. Lewis, Peny- bryn, Penrhiwceiber. He is a brilliant young workng man, and should receive aid and encouragement to pursue his studies. Fancy winning four firsts (one with honours) and coming third in the County Exam. Unlke the gentle rain from heaven, our local watering cart is somewhat partial in the bestowal of its blessings. It con- fines its visits to the main thoroughfares, leaving the other streets dry and dusty. When shall we have the patent dust pre- venter?
Marriage of Rev R. S. Rogers, Mountain Ash. A pretty wedding was solemnised at Carmel Baptist Church, New Tredegar, on Wednesday, when Mabel, the young- est daughter of Alderman N. Phillips (agent for the Powell Duffryn Coal Co.), New Tredegar, was married to the Rev. R. S. Rogers, B.A., of Mountain Ash. Mr. D. W. Jones, Briton Ferry, was best man, and the bridesmaids were Miss Phillips (sister of the bride) and Miss Rogers (sister of the bridegroom).
Mountain Ash Police Court. THURSDAY, April 7th.—Before Sir T. Marchant Williams (Stipendiary), Col. M. Morgan, Capt. F. N. Gray, and Capt. G. A. Evans. DRUNKS.—Margaret Yem, Tyntetown, in Milbourne-street, 10s. and costs; Jos. Parfitt, in Penrhiwceiber-road, 5s. and costs. ASSAULT AND OBSTRUCTION. J. Hearty, Tyntetown, was charged with asaulting P.C. Dinwidni, and David Ed- wards and Harry Seaborne, Tyntetown, with obstructing the police. P.C. Williams said that a man named Wm. Edwards, who had now disappeared, asaulted him by biting his finger almost to the bone When taking Edwards into custody, Hearty assaulted P.C. Diniwidni by kicking him on certain parts of the body. The other two defendants prevented the constables from taking Hearty into custody. P.C. Diniwidni corroborated. D. Edwards, who is a brother to Wm. Edwards, was fined 20s. and costs, and Harry Seaborne 20s. and costs. Hearty was sent to prison for six weeks. LANGUAGE.—Wm. Vaughan, Tynte- town, using indecent language, 5s. and costs. JOSTLING.—Five boys from Ynys- boeth, named David Morgan, Wm. Smith, Llewelyn Morris, Wm. Jones, and Arthur Tucker, were summoned for jostling people in the ctreets.-P.S. Evans gave evidence.—Morgan and Smith, who did not appear, were fined 5s. each, and the others 2s. 6d. each. NIGHT POACHING. Benj. Evans, Wm. Evans, and David Lewis, Cwmpen- nar, were summoned for the above offence.-I-,e,wis did not appear.—P.S. Mil- don said that one night he heard a dog barking. He went to the wood, which belonged to Lord Aberdare, and saw the defendants there. He found a net spread in the wood.-Fined 20s. and costs each. THEFT OF PAY TICKET. F. P. Hughes, Mountain Ash, was brought up ior stealing a pay ticket with which he was able to get £ 2 18s. 4d., the monies of Thos. Ashford, a haulier in the employ of Messrs. Nixon.—Mr. C. Kenshole pro- secuted.—Thos Ashford said he was a day haulier at the Deep DuSryn Colliery. On March 25th he received a pay-ticket. He took this ticket with him to work on the following morning. He placed his waistcoat, in the pocket of which was the ticket, on a pair of timber. He missed the ticket about 1 o'clock. Witness identified the counterfoil which had been placed on the file in the office.—Jonathan Lloyd, overman, deposed that prisoner went out early on the pay Saturday. Prisoner would pass the place where the waistcoat was hung.—Wm. Fothergill, a labourer, said that Hughes stood next to him in the rank waiting to be paid. He had no business to stand there because he was paid by a collier.—Arthur J. Curtis ] gave further evidence. Prisoner was sent to prison for a month.