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RHYMNEY. I A REMINDER.—On Thursday and Friday evenings next, a seasonable attraction will be provided the public of Rhymney and district, when two grand performances will be given of the interesting cantata, entitled "Blind Maid of Bethany" (Carey Bonner) at the Victoria Hall by the Goshen United Choir, under the efficient conductorship of Mr James Lewis, A.C. The leading characters are in the hands of well trained local talent, whilst the chorus is an excellent one, and having regard to the great impression made by this band of singers on previous occasions, it is safe to anticipate a fine treat next week. A MEAN THEFT. — At the New Tredegar Police Court on Friday, James Childs (39), labourer, of Rbym- ney, was fined iC5, or a month, for stealing a gold watch and chain, the property of William Morris, of the Farmers' Arms. The evidence was to the effect that the watch had been missed from the club-room after a meeting had been held, at which the defendant was present. Defendant subsequently offered to sell the watch at a public house, on which be had secured a loan of 58 for three days. Defendant pleaded that someone had put the watch in his pocket, and that be had intended to take it back to the owner, but had not time to do so be- fore he was arrested. e e KILLED IN ACTION.—On Saturday afternoon, Mr and Mrs Rees King, Church Street, received the sad in- telligence from the Commanding -1!$ Officer of the Regiment, that their eldest son, Second-Lieutenant Albert King, of the Monmouthshire Regi- ment, had been killed in action in France .on the 23rd. ultimo. A path- etic incident associated with his death is the fact that only a few days pre- viously, the parents received a most encouraging letter from their son, stating that all was well, and he was looking forward to having a brief fur- lough. Lieutenant King, who has another brother in the Army is, we believe, the first Rhymney officer to fall in action. Educated at the well- known Pengam County School, he was at St. David's College, Lampeter, preparing to take Holy Orders, when war was declared. He joined the Royal Welsh Fusiliers as a private, and after considerable service was recommended for a commission, and became attached to the Monmouth- shire Regiment in August last. Mr and Mrs King have been the recipi- ents of quite a number of messages of sympathy in their sore bereavement. e DEATH OF MRS. H. DA VIES.—It is with profound sorrow that we have to announce the death of Mrs Davies, the beloved wife of Mr Henry Davies, the respected choirmaster and secre- tary of Mount Carmel English Con- gregational Church, which sad event took place on Tuesday, at their home in Carno Street, at the comparatively early age of 44 years. The deceased lady had been in indifferent health for some time, but bore her sufferings with Christian-like fortitude. De- spite the careful nursing, and what the best medical science could accom- plish, the end came peacefully, as stated above, on Tuesday. Mrs Davies had been for years a zealous member of Zion Welsh Congrega- tional Church, a devoted wife, and a tender mother, and we feel sure that wide-spread sympathy will be ex- pressed with our fellow-townsman and family in their heavy bereave- ment. The funeral will take place on Saturday afternoon, leaving the house at 4.30, for the Graig Burial Ground.