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Merthyr Notes. Assistant-Overseer's Son. Pte. J. Gilbert Evans, Royal Scots, son of Mi-. Gilbert Evans, assistant-overseer, Run.- nington," Merthyr, has been killed in France. He was a clerk at the London and Provincial Bank' at Blackwood. Mentioned in Dispatches. Lieut. J. D. Griffiths, who is mentioned in dispatches, is the eldest son of Mr. W. Griffiths, Pencaemawr, Merthyr. Educated at Charter- house, he enlisted as a private in the Public Schools Brigade, and was later granted a com- mission. He was gazetted to the Monmouthshire Regiment, and afterwards became captain and adjutant. On^liis appointment as aide-de-camp to Major-general L. Lipsett, of the 3rd Canadian Division, who is also a native of Merthyr, he went to France, and his rank automatically re- verted to lieutenancy. Whilst on a tour of in- spection in the firing zone in April last Lieut. Griffiths was wounded. He returned to Fiance last Monday, after being home on sick leave. Dowlais Miners' Classes. I I Ine classes run by the JJowlais Miners JJlstnct for the past eight weeks are now at an end. They have been seriously handicapped' by the non-ap- pearance of the textbook (Craik's Outlines of the Working-Class Movement") and also by the summer weather. Despite this, however, the Dowlais class especially has been a success in the quantity and quality of the members obtained. The attendance at\tlie Bedlinog class did not realise expectations. The rise of the modern wage-working class, the varying phases of trade unionism, the meaning of modern movements and the value of the Materialist Conception in explaining history have been dealt with. A good deal of class-conscious literature has been distri- buted and the circulation of Plebs has gone up thanks to the efforts of Mr. A. Eyles. This short summer session has broken the ice and will pave the way for the next winter. At Dowlais the class-members, interested by their first- brush with one of the social sciences, intend to continue- in an unofficial way their col lective study. Persons who would like to join up with them or who are interested in any way should get in touch with Mr. William Thomas, 8 Guest Cottages, Penywern, Dowlais. Dowlais Ambulance Contests. 1 11, I Tile htth annual ambulance competition, in which Dowlais, Cyfarthfa, and Abercynon parti- cipated for a challenge cup and prizes, presented by Messrs. Guest, Keen, and Nettlefolds (Ltd.), was held, in the Dowlais Central Schools on Tues- dav. The adjudicators were Lieut.col. T. Wal- lace, M.D., Cardiff, and Dr. S. Glanville Morris, M.D., Mardy. The first prize of a silver cup was won for the second time by Bedlinog, with 175 marks; Dowlais coming next with 163 marks. The result of the novice competi- tion was that Cyfarthfa headed the list with 126 marks. Passed Over, We join our deepest sympathies with all our local comrades of the Socialist movement in these vallies in extending our condolences to Mr. Williams and his family, on the very severe blow they have sustained in the loss of Mrs. Wil- liams, the wife, and mother respectively. No man has worked harder, or more unostentatiously for Socialism than our comrade, and only those who knew Mrs. Williams best knew what an ever sure help-mate he had; how she, too, held the faith,. aye, and sacrificed too for it. We were pleased that so many comrades turned up at the interment last Saturday to mark their apprecia- tion of she who has gone before, though we could have hoped that the occasion had been a differ- ent one. Our Band. The two performances by the Municipal Band in Cyfarthfa Park on Whit-Monday must have surprised many who heard the band for the first time this season, by reason of the really excel- lent way in which the instrumentalists under Mr. Laverock handled a diversity of works. The playing left very little to be desired, either from the point of view of expression tempo or fidelity to the scores. One excellent feature of the pro- grammes has so far been that some of the sweet minor* pieces of the masters have been neatly sandwiched in between more than usually good selections from the better known operas. In this way these performances should go a long way in educating the musical tastes of the people, which unfortunately has been lop-sided in the direction of vocal music up to now.

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Tonyrefail Notes. I

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