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Aberdare Police Court
Aberdare Police Court. Wednesday, Aug. 4th.-Before Messrs. R. A. Griffith (Stipendiary), D. W. Jones and J. H. Powell.
Ejectment. Mr W. Thomas applied for an eject- ment order against Thomas Price, David Price St., Aberdare.—Granted.
Bad Language 0
Bad Language. 0 Geo. Harris was summoned for using indecent language in High Street, Hir- wak. P.S. Lewis said that defendant was quarrelling with a neighbour at the time. When he (witness) appeared Harris was rushed into the house by a woman. A fine of 9s. was imposed.
Stray Dog. ( Benjamin Evans was ordered to pay 6s. for allowing his dog to stray at night.
Sunday Trading. Servini Lazaro, Aberaman, and Esther Andrews, Jubilee Road, were ordered to pay 5s. each for the above offence.
Unfit Horse. Wm. Banwell, haulier, Aberdare, was charged with cruelly ill-treating a horse, and James Rowe with allowing the horse to be so worked. Mr W. Thomas defended Rowe. P.C. Banks deposed that on Friday, July 23rd, he saw Banwell in charge of two horses and a furniture van in Gad- lys Road. One of them had a swelling and three very bad wounds, which were raw and bleeding. Later in the day witness, in company with P.S. T. J. Williams, visited the stables and there saw the horse and spoke to Mr Rowe, who said there was nothing much wrong with it. Cross-examined by Mr. W. Thomas, witness said that the van had been em- ployed in conveying the furniture of a constable to Llwydcoed. Mr W. Thomas said that Rowe had given instructions to Banwell to work the horse in question in chains. If that had been done there would be no pain caused to the horse. Banwell admitted that such instruc- tions were given him, but the horse referred to by the constable was the heavier and better adapted for the shafts while coming down from Llwyd- coed. The Bench imposed fines of 40s. each.
Automatic Machines Again
Automatic Machines Again. Two Italian Refreshment House Keepers Heavily Fined. G. Cardinelli, 34 Commercial Street, Aberdare, was charged with allowing an automatic machine to be used on his premises. P.S. T. J. Williams said the machine was known as the "All Win," and it was fixed behind a screen. He saw two boys placing pennies in the slot and they had two £ d. checks. Witness tried six times and had ^d. checks, in ex- I change for which he obtained cigar- ettes. I A similar charge was preferred against Christopher Cruci, 10 Cardiff Street, Aberdare. P.S. T. J. Wil- liams said that a slot machine called the "clown was found on a partition in defendant's premises. Witness tried it six times and failed, and two boys tried and failed. Out of 16 at- tempts only three obtained 2d. checks. The Bench imposed fines of 40s. each.
The Three Card Tricki
The Three Card Trick. Edward Phillips, Pontypridd, was brought up in custody on a charge of gaming by playing the three card trick." P.S. Owen Thomas deposed to seeing prisoner on the Ynys Field on Monday afternoon, the occasion of the Sports. A large crowd surrounded him, and wit- ness saw three cards on the floor with pieces of silver on each. Somebody shouted "police," and prisoner then placed the cards in his pocket. Prisoner pleaded not guilty, but the Stipendiary reminded him that there were 4V convictions against him for various offences. He would have to go to prison for three months with hard labour. «BaBE39BnBBKn
Say, what beats a good wifepn "A bad husband."
Church of England Sunday Schools Aberdare
Church of England Sunday Schools, Aberdare. The annual festival of St. John the Baptist Sunday Schools was held on Bank Holiday. The schools assembled at their respective centres and wended their way for tea to the Market Hall. The unsettled weather conditions pre- vented an adjournment of the scholars to Abernant Park for sports and games, but through the kind intervention of Mr. W. Haggar the young scholars, numbering about 1,200, were enter- tained to a picture show. Trayholders and helpers at the tea Mrs. B. Thomas, Miss Callard, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. New, Mrs Scott, Mrs Hawke, Mrs. Woodford, Mrs. Robbins, Mrs. Welch, Mrs. Scoffin, Mrs. Richardson, Miss M. A. Price, Mrs. Hill, Miss White, Mrs. Evans, Miss Evans, Mrs. Jones, Mrs Davies, Mrs Pontin, Mrs Morgan, Miss Rees, Miss J. Owen, Mrs. Pugh, Miss Buckingham, Mrs. Meadows, Mrs. Jones, Seven Sisters; Mrs. Mills, Miss Jones, Miss S. Lewis, Miss L. Mariott, Mrs Pidgeon, Mrs Jenkins, «Mrs. Male, Mrs Cross, Miss B. Roberts, Miss R. Roberts. Cutters up: Mrs. Dally, Mrs. Heard, Mrs. Abbey, Mrs. Jones, Penybryn Villas: Mrs Jones, Tai Draw; Mrs Pntchard, Mrs Evans, Mrs George, Mrs Davies (Office Houses), Mrs. Mor- gan (Cynon Side), Mrs Davies (Philip Street), Mrs Stiley, Mrs Rees, Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs Burrell, Mrs Jenkins, Mrs Thomas, Mrs Arrowsmith, Mrs Allen; Messrs R. Pritchard, W. Llewellyn, W. E. Williams, Mrs Morgan, Back Long Row. Tea brewers Messrs. I. Lloyd, D. Thomas, Dan Davies, David Davies. Stoker, Mr Tom James. Catering com- mittee: Messrs W. J. Harris, J. Lewis, W. Llewellyn, R. Pritchard, and W. E. Williams. Stewards Messrs. George Eynon, J. Roberts, David Jones, E. F. Kingsbury, H. Lewis, J. Shannon, F. Troe, J. Parry. W. J. Williams, — Evans, John Davies and Frederick Brough. Secretaries, Misses Mabel Gilbert and Annie Woodford; treasurer, Mr Daniel Davies.
HACGARS MOUNTAIN ASH
HACGAR'S, MOUNTAIN ASH. Next Week: The Cuest cf the Regiment." Mr. Richards' great holiday pro- gramme still continues to draw the crowds. A perfect little London House is the popular verdict, for Mr Richards searches for the tip-top films, no matter what they cost. This day, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, will be screened the 13th episode of the great Trans- Atlantic drama serial, "The Master Key." The unfolding and unravelling of the plots and counterplots is really marvellous. Don't miss the concluding parts of this famous film. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Mr Richards has engaged a great military drama, entitled, "The Guest of the Regiment." It is a thrilling story of the Huns, and perhaps at the present time nothing more suitable could be shown. The usual comedy pictures hold a promin- ent position in the programme.
IUp and Dow the Valley
Up and Dow" the Valley. ABERCWMBOI. SEE our Spring Frame 2! Jap. Light weight. It's IT.—Parker Bros. A SMOKING CONCERT was held on Thursday evening last at the Capcoch Inn, under the auspices of the Aber- cwmboi Touring Club. Dr. J. J. Hor- gan presided, and the programme was as follows:—Overture, Mr. W. Davies. Songs by Messrs. D. Howells, W. George, W. Williams, D. J. Evans, D. J. Jones, Gomer Thomas, D. Jones, Mountain Ash; D. T. Evans, W. Parry, W. Davies, E. Thomas and Dannie Morris. Mr. Willie Davies (Bronallt) was the accompanist. WEDDING. A wedding took place on Monday last at the Aberdare English Wesleyan Church, the Rev. H. Barra- clough officiating. The contracting parties were Mr. E. J. Hall and Miss Maggie George, of Abercwmboi. Mr. F. J. Rudd was best man. The bride, who wore a grey dress with black picture hat, was given away by her brother-in-law, Mr. F. J. Kudd. Miss Annie James, Abercwmboi, acted as bridesmaid. Breakfast was partaken of at the bride's home at 43 Jenkin Street. NUPTIALS. On Tuesday last the marriage was solemnised at Calf aria, Aberdare, of Mr. William Thomas, 45 Jenkin Street, and Miss A. J. Williams, Aberaman. The Rev. T. Lloyd Rees, Gwawr, officiated. Mr. Edwin Jones, cousin of bridegroom, was best man, and Miss Florrie Joiles, Aberaman, and Miss Gretta A. Thomas, Abercwmboi, acted as bridesmaids. The bride was given away by her father. She wore a bur- berry costume with cream hat to match. After the ceremony the breakfast was partaken of at the bride's home at 50 George Street, Aberaman, after which the happy couple left for Swansea.
CWMAMAN. I MUSIC. Jenkin L. Ebenezer, Burns Street, and David John Roeser, Llan- wonno Road, who passed a music examination as reported in our last issue, were coached by Mr. Evan Jones, A.V.C.M., 1 Morris Street, Cwmaman TRJNITY (E.B.) TEA. On Mon- day Bank Holiday the tray- holders were: Mesdames Davies, How- ells, Hodder, Evans, Valley, and Bowen. Cutters, Mesdames J. Noot, J. Scrivens, and J. Hay. Tea brewers, Messrs. T. Rowe, S. Stacey, and W. Traylor. Door- keepers, Messrs. T. Phillips and T. Davies. Superintendent, Rev. M. J. Thomas. Much praise is due to Mrs. G. Hodder and W. Tennant for their services in collecting funds to provide free teas for the children. WEDDING. At St. Margaret's Church, Aberaman, on Sunday morning the marriage was solemnised of Miss Beatrice Leah Sage, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sage, 9 Station Terrace, and Mr. F. R. Rowe, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. William Rowe, 1 Prospect Place. The Rev. J. LI. Davies, curate, officiated. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. L. LI. Sage, and was dressed in silver grey, and wore a white silk hat. She was accompanied by two little girls, who acted as brides- maids, viz., Miss Bertha Sage, sister, and Miss Lizzie Rowe, bridegroom's sister. The best man was Mr. William Rowe. The wedding repast was held at Cwmneol Street, their future home. The parents of the happy couple, as well as a number of friends, were present. DEATH AND INTERMENT. Mrs. M. M. Roberts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Davies, 3 Prospect Place, and wife of Mr. Abraham Roberts, Burn Street, passed away last Thursday. The
interment took place on Tuesday at the Aberdare Cemetery, the Rev. E. J. Owen, B.A., officiating. The mourners were: Mr. A. Roberts, husband; Mr. and Mrs. John Davies, parents; Mr. W. R. Davies, brother; Mr. W. J. Davies, cousin; MTs. M. Davies, aunt; Miss M. A. Davies, cousin; Mrs. M. Griffiths, Carmarthen, aunt; Mrs. M. A. Jones, Pentre, aunt; Mr. and Mrs. J. Oliver, brother-in-law and sister-in- law; Mr. W. T. Roberts, brother-in-law; Mrs. Thomas, Mountain Ash, aunt; Mrs. S. A. Lewis, Abercwmboi; Miss Eliza- beth Argust and Mrs. David Davies, Mountain Road; Mrs. Anthony Davies, Mrs. William Morse, Mrs. T. M. Jones, Mrs. Martha Griffiths, Mrs. David Jones, Mrs. David James, friends and neighbours. The bearers were Messrs. Anthony Davies, David Jones, Griffith Griffiths, John Rees, David Davies, and William Richards.
NO TEA LIKE 411* Quaker' Tea v- SOLD BY ALL BROOM*
ABERAMAN. GARDENS. The members of the local Horticultural Society visited Danygraig, Aberdare, the residence of Mr. J. H. Powell, draper, Aberaman, on Thursday last. DEMISE. Master Jack Frame, fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Charles Frame, 24 Jubilee Road, passed away suddenly on Saturday morning. De- ceased, who was 11 years of age, was a member of the Godreaman Troop of Boy Scouts. OBITUARY. We regret to chronicle the death of Mr. David John James, only son of Mrs. Ann James, 25 New Street, and of the late John James, formerly milk vendor. Deceased passed away on Friday after a protracted illness. He was unmarried, and was a member of the Aberaman Institute Choir until recently. ON FURLOUGH. Sapper W. James Evans, Royal Engineers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Evans, Jubilee Road; Private Will Knowles, Welsh Guards, Cardiff Road, Aberaman, stationed at Wellington Barracks, London; Sergeant Stephen Griffiths, R.F.A., Brook Street; Sergeant Mike M'Carty, Welsh Regi- ment, and Private R. Jones, Margaret Street, Welsh Regiment. INTERMENT. The remains of the late Mrs. Emily Royal, wife of Mr. Fred Royal, 13 Margaret Street, were in- terred at the Aberdare Cemetery on Friday last. The Rev. Joseph Morgan, B.A., Vicar, performed the obsequies. The chief mourners were: Husband; Ivy and Tom Dunstan, daughter and son-in-law; Ivan, Albert, and Jack Royal, sons; Alice Royal, daughter; Mrs. Watkins, sister; Mr. and Mrs. Williams, brother and sister-in-law; Mrs. Cowles,. Mrs. Richard Burt, Mrs. Melton, Mrs. Toomer, Mrs. Horton, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Llewelyn, friends. The bearers were: Messrs. Tom Dunstan, Tom Batten, Richard Burt, James Toomer, George Williams, and James Melton. Floral tributes: (1) Husband and family; (2) Cwmbach Co-op. Women's Guild; (3) Mrs. Cowles, Mr and Mrs. Toomer; (4) Mr. and Mrs. James Melton; (5) P.D. Yard Workmen; (6) Mr. Howells and family, New Hotel, Aberaman. THE INTERMENT of the remains of Mr. Evan Bateman, 118 Cardiff Road (whose demise was reported in our last issue) took place on Monday at the Aberdare Cemetery. The Rev. H. P. Jenkins, Saron, performed the burial obsequies. The principal mourn- ers were: First coach, Widow; Mrs. Albert Jones, Mrs. Harries, Miss S. J. Bateman, daugthers; Mrs. M. J. Bate- man, daughter-in-law, and Master Elian Bateman, grandson; 2nd coach, Miss Mary Ann Harries, grand-daughter; Mrs. Silas Evans, Mrs. Lewis, and Mrs. Jenkins, nieces; Mrs. Miles Jones and Mrs. Price, cousins; 3rd coach, Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Hitchins, cousins; Mrs. Davies, Aberdare; Mrs. C. Morris, and Mrs. Evan Howells; 4th coach, Mrs. Phillips, Cardiff; Mrs. Parry, Mrs. Davies, Mrs. Ivor Evans, friends; 5th coach, Miss Maggie May Howells, Mrs. Williams, and Mrs. Griffiths. Follow- ing the hearse were: Thomas, James, and Evan Bateman, sons; Evan Bate- man and Trevor Jones, grandsons; Albert Jones and John Harries, sons- in-law; Ben Bateman, Will Jenkins, Silas Evans, and W. Alfred Lewis, nephews; W. Phillips, Cardiff; W. D. Davies, Aberdare. The bearers were the workmen at the Aberaman P.D. Farm, and Mr. Morris, Cardiff Road, and Mr. Davies, Aberdare. Wreaths were re- ceived from the P.D. Farm Workmen, I per Mr. John James, and Mr. Reynolds, chauffeur.
CWMBACH. DEATH. Miss Maud Davies, young- est daughter of Mrs. Davies, Stable Houses, passed away on Tuesday. The deepest sympathy is felt towards the family. MUSICAL. At the recent examina- tion held in connection with the Lon- don College of Music at Cardiff, Miss M. H. Williams, 12 Greenfield Terrace, Cwmbach, was successful in passing first-class in the- intermediate grade pianoforte playing. Miss Williams is a pupil of Mr. F. Rees, Cwmbach. NUPTIALS. Miss Rebecca Jones, Timothy Row, and Mr. Thomas Wil- liams, of Ynyscynon Street, were wed last Saturday at Merthyr Register Office. The bride, who was given away by her step-father, Mr. Henry Wil- liams, was attired in a navy blue cos- tume with black hat. The bridesmaid was Miss Annie Williams. The best man was Mr. Benjamin Williams, bro- ther of the bridegroom. Also present: Mr. David T. Davies, brother-in-law of the bridegroom. Later in the day the young couple left for Swansea. WEDDING. On Saturday morning, at the Merthyr Register Office, a wedd- ing was solemnised, the contracting parties being Miss Mary Hannah Thomas, daughter of Mr. Thomas Thomas, of 1 Pleasant Grove, and Mr. John Evans, of Blaennant-y-groes Road. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. Leyshon Thomas, was attired in a saxe-blue costume with hat to match. The best man was Mr. William Gentle; also present, Mr. and Mrs. Erasmus Thomas, brother and sister-in-law of the bride. WEDDING. On Thursday last a wedding was solemnised at Calfaria Chapel, Aberdare. The contracting parties were Miss Margaret Griffiths, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wil- liam Griffiths, 17 Well Place, and Mr. David Williams, youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Williams, of Greenfield Terrace. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. Evan J. Griffiths, was neatly attired in a grey dress and white hat trimmed with white silk. The bridesmaids were Miss Rachel Ann Jones, niece to the bride- groom; Miss Lizzie Griffiths, sister of the bride; Miss Sarah Ann Curnow, and Miss Lizzie Dennis, Aberdare. The best man was Mr. Percy H. Jones. Mr. Rees Williams, brother of bridegroom, was also present. The nuptial knot was tied by the Rev. Joseph James. Cwm- bach. The breakfast was head at the bride's parents' home, when* a large number was present. The young couple t later for Swansea.
ABERDARE. FORD CAR.-Sheen is the man for Ford Cars in the Aberdare District. ST. MARK'S. Mr. W. Pink con- ducted the service last Sunday at this Mission Room. ON FURLOUGH. Sapper Jack R. Lawrence, the son of Mr. D. Lawrence, 16 Trevor Street, arrived home on Friday last on a few days' leave. He joined the Royal Engineers, who are stationed at Beaumaris, Anglesey, North Wales, in April last. WEDDING. On the 29th July at St. Thomas's Church, Neath, by the Rector, Mr. Ivor Phillips, son of the late Mr. Albert James Phillips, of 24 Canon Street, Aberdare, was married to Miss Martha Rees, Cannington House, Neath. The bride wore a navy costume with hat of shell pink ninon, and was attended by her sister Florrie. The wedding breakfast was partaken of at the bride's home. The honeymoon is being spent at Mumbles. WEDDING. — On Thursday at the Register Office, Merthyr, a wedding was solemnised between Miss Mary Elizabeth Williams, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Parry Williams, 5 Elizabeth Street, Aberdare, and Mr. John Blackmore, son of Mr. William isiacKmore, Kailway Cottage, Cwmbach. The bride, who was prettily attired in a lavender colour dress with a black hat trimmed with roses, was given away by her father.' The bridesmaids were Miss Annie Williams, sister, and Miss Maggie Bryant, niece of the bride- groom. The best man was Mr. Thomas vvilliams, brother of the bride. Mr. Thomas Phillips, Brook Street, Aber- aman, was also present. After the cere- mony they repaired to the bride's par- ents' home, where the breakfast was held, a large number being present. The young couple left later in the day for Exeter. WEDDING. — Seion (W.) Chapel, Aberdare, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Sunday morning, the contracting parties being Miss Maudie Jones, youngest daughter of the late Mrs. Jones, 4 Elizabeth Street, Aber- dare, and Mr. William George Wil- liams, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. George David Williams, 27 Trevor Street, Aberdare. The Rev. H. O. Hughes performed the ceremony. The bride, who looked charming in a navy blue silk dress with hat to match, was given away by her brother-in-law, Mr. J. Holding, High Street, Aberdare. She was attended by Misses Maggie Jones, sister, and May Donovan, who wore a pink dress and a white satin dress respectively with hats to match. The best man was Mr. Bert Williams, brother of the bridegroom. There were also present at the wedding: Father of the bridegroom; Mrs. J. Holding, sister of the bride; Charlie Rees and May Williams, sister "of the bride- groom. Jessie Jones and Hettie Jones, nieces of the bride, carried beautiful bouquets. After the ceremony the party repaired to the bridegroom's parents' home, 27 Trevor Street, Aber- dare, where a sumptuous breakfast was prepared. They will reside at 27 Trevor Street, Aberdare.
CADLYS. DEATH AND INTERMENT. — We deeply regret to chronicle the death of Mr. Evan Williams, 78 Gadlys Street, who passed away on Saturday. De- ceased had been ailing for several months, but had resumed his work a few days previous to his demise. He was in his 51st year, and was a native of Gadlys. He was unmarried, and leaves an aged father and several brothers and sisters. The funeral took place on Tuesday at the Aberdare Cemetery, the Rev. E. J. Gruffydd, Bethel, officiating. The chief mourners were: -Messrs. William Williams, father; Tom, Lewis, and Edward, brothers; Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Wil- liams, Gilfach; Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Williams and son, Gadlys; Maggie and Mary Davies, Pontypool, sisters; Messrs. William Hussey and family, Cwmdare; George Elias and family; John Griffiths and family, brothers-in-law; Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Morgan, Porth, aunt and cousin; Messrs. Edward and Frederick Davies, Pontypool, cousins; Mr. John Williams, Trecynon, cousin; Mr. John Williams and family, Tre- cynon, uncle; Messrs. Thomas and Levi Williams and families, Gadlys; Mrs. Cecilia Limerick, Newport, aunt; Mr. John Thomas and sons, Cwmdare, uncle.
YNYSYBWL. NODDFA. On Sunday last the pulpit of Noddfa (B.) Chapel was occupied^ by the Eev. Thomas Davies, KILLED AT THE FRONT. News has been received that Private George Andrews, of the Welsh Regiment, and second son of Mrs. Andrews, Paget Street, Ynysybwl, has been killed in action, whilst serving with his regiment in France. SUCCESS. Mr. Thomas Moses, eldest son of Mr. Gwilym Moses, of 9 New Road, Ynysybwl, has been suc- cessful in obtaining a scholarship ten- able for three weeks at the Swansea Mining Summer School. The scholar- ship was awarded by the Glamorgan County Education Committee. SCRIPTURE EXAMINATION. The result of the recent examination of the Junior Sunday School Scholars of Noddfa Church, in connection with the Welsh Baptist Union, has just come to hand. It is very gratifying, and reflects great credit on Mr. Robert Thomas, who taught the class throughout the winter session. The names of the success- ful candidates with the marks obtained are as follows: -Teddy' Cynlyff Jones, 100; William John Price, 100; Maggie Jane Price, 100; Myra Williams, 100; Myfanwy Thomas, 100; Glyndwr Isaac, 100, and Tommy Price, 95. OBITUARY. The death occurred on Wednesday last from blood poisoning of a well-known inhabitant of Ynysybwl in the person of Mr. Morgan Morgan, who resided at 86 Robert Street. The deceased had suffered a very painful and prolonged illness, and had been unable to follow his employment for some years past. He leaves a widow and grown-up family. The funeral L took place on Tuesday at the local ceme- tery, the Rev. Isaac Morris, B.A., B.D., Jerusalem, assisted by the Rev. J. T. Jones,. New Road, officiating. SHOOTING MATCH. On Tuesday last, the 3rd inst., a shooting match was held at the Ynysybwl Rifle Range be- tween the local team and the Cyfeillon Miniature Kifle ClUb, Pontypridd. Tfib local team won by 38 points. The scores were as follows: -Ynysybwl: F. Beechy, 94; M. J. John, 88; B. G. Kerslake, 84; D. Rasbridge, 81; T. Evans, 76; W. Morgan, 76; A. Jones, 73; total, 572. ,a Cyfeillon: H. Edwards, 81; T. Morgan, 78;.J. Floyd, 87; T. Richards, 83; T. Gilbert, 77; C. Jones, 60; T. Jennings, 68; total, 534.-At the shooting match, which took place between Ynysybwl and Pontypridd at Pontypridd, Ynysy- bwl team lost by 40 points. The scores were: Ynysybwl: M. J. John, 93; Ar- thur Jones, 85; D. R. Rasbridge, 93; T. Evans, 88; T. Blake, 84; W. Morgan, 91; P. Stonelake, 91; J. A. Jones, 89; total, 714. Pontypridd: George Lewis, 99; H. Crockett, 90; W. E. Watkins, 99; Mack- intosh, 98; Maclean, 94; Miss N. Key, 94; Cooper, 91; Miss K. Edwards, 89; total, 754. TEA. The Young People's Society of Noddfa (B.) Church had arranged a picnic for Monday, but owing to the bad weather the members assembled at Noddfa Vestry, where a tea and enter- tainment were held. The following- named ladies assisted at the tables: — Miss M. Roberts, Miss Dorothy George, Miss Maud Evans, Miss M. E. Lewis, and Miss L. M. Thomas. Tea urn, Mrs. Rees. Bread and butter cutters, Mrs. John Isaac, Mrs. David Maddy, Miss Olwen Lewis, "and Miss Mary A. Spencer. Doorkeepers, Messrs. David James and David Maddy. Superintendent, Mr. John Morgan, Penygraig Terrace. A splendid programme had been prepared for the entertainment which followed the tea, at which Mr. David James pre- sided. The entertainment opened with an excellent duett sung by Messrs. Edgar B. Thomas and Aneurin Roberts. Mr. John Morgan also gave a rendering in grand style of the solo, entitled "Gwlaw." During the meeting Mr. Edgar Thomas gave a humorous reading. Several competitions were held, the adjudicators being Messrs. Edgar Thomas and Aneurin Roberts. Solo for children under 12, 1st, Gwladys Thomas; 2nd divided between Nellie Roberts and Tegwedd Thomas. Under 16, 1st, Master Tommy Price; 2nd, Miss Winnie James. In the open solo com- petition the prize was divided between Miss Maggie Ellen Lewis and Miss Mattie Thomas. Miss Maggie Roberts ob- tained the first prize f or giving the most correct reading of an unpunctua- ted paragraph; 2nd, Miss Mattie Thomas. Mr. Dyfrig Roberts obtained the prize for the best impromptu speech.
WAR MEMS FROM THE MOUNT
WAR MEMS FROM THE MOUNT. Welcomed from the Trenches.—A fine welcome home was given to Pte Jack Allen last Friday afternoon. Allen has sent many chatty letters home, red hot from the trenches. He has been wounded slightly once, and was invalid- ed home. He is, however, quite con- c valescent now. Cliff Street residents didn't forget to pay all the honour they possibly could, for the street was gav from end to end. ° Promotion.-Coi-pi. Kirbv's services have received due recognition. He now wears the third stripe so meritorioush won. Bereaved.—One scarcely knows how to sympathise with such wholesale bc- reavement as has fallen on that well- known soldier orator (Corpl.) now Sergt. Derry. In the space of two days he re- ceived the news of the death of his father and mother. Whilst expressing my personal sympathy with one of our bravest, I must congratulate him on the distinguished recognition of his bravery by the War Office. Sergt. Derry will henceforth wear the much coveted D.C.M. At Monmouth. No one could pos- sibly look better or more fit for the job than Pte. Mog Price." Thus said a number of his friends who met him at Monmouth on Bank Holidav. Mog had had a good drilling in "The Specials before he joined the Roval Engineers. Cosmo Soldiers.-Pte. Pook writes to his Cosmo Cronies, I am now taking turns in the reserve trenches frequent- ly, and am used to the Jack Johnsons.. They make a deuce of a whizzing noise, and all you can do is to crouch down and trust to Providence. A few from our squad have gone under—three killed and seven wounded, all by their confounded shell fire. Last night we were digging trenches—coats off—when along came a whopping shell and com- pletely buried my coat, and I couldn't get it agr.in." Pobk is with the Machine Gun Section of the 13th Hus- ars, and went to France last Whit- Monday. Another Cosmo—Gunner Cliff Mann, R.G.A., writes to the Cosmos, from Portsmouth, Have had a big doing with 6 Howitzers lately, and we are now thoroughly mobilized and expect to sail for France within the next fortnight. I can tell you I miss those crab sand- wiches that we used to get this time last year at the Cosmo Club." Bandsmen. Bandsmen Reuben Baker and Eddie Parsons left these shores for somewhere in France last week. Many Thanks.—Gunner Fred Mi. is has been changing from Portmadoc to AVinchester. He writes me thankuig all those who so kindly sent cigarettes to the boys. Their names were ackro.v- ledged in this column a fortnight ago. Recruits.—The following have en- listed since our last issue:—Albert Millard, 10 Copleston Street, Mnunr-i hi Ash; Wm. Alfred Morgan, 18 Gorsedd Street, Mountain Ash; David Smit.i, 3 Main Ro&d, Ynysboeth; Dd. Edwai 's, 24 Station Terrace, Penrhiwceiber; jrer- cival Collett, 14 James Street, Miskin.
Coming of Age
Coming of Age. Primitive Methodism in Mountain Ash. On Monday last the four churches comprising the Mountain Ash Circuit of the Primitive Methodist Churches held a series of services in celebration of the 21st anniversary of the formation of Mountain Ash Circuit. Special ser- mons were preacher in the morning and afternoon by Revs. F. E. Yeomans, of Cardiff, and G. Stanyer, of Brynmawr, to large congregations. A public tea was held in the school-room, and a pub- He meeting at night. Rev. F. Richard- son, pastor, occupied the chair, and gave a brief resume of the past 21 years. He said:- In June, 1894, the Circuit was formed by separation from the Aberdare Cir- cuit, and comprised the following places: Mountain Ash, Newtown, Mis- kin, Penrhiwceiber, Abercynon, Cilfyn- ydd, Ynysybwl, and Nelson, under "he superintendency of Rev. W. Taylor, with Rev. J. AV. Jacob as assistant minister. In the following year (1895) Nelson was taken away, and together with Merthyr Vale and Dowlais Churches formed into a separate Circuit, while Cilfynydd and Ynysybwl were joined ap with Pontypridd and another separate Circuit was formed. Seven years ago the small chapel at Abercynon was sold, thus leaving the four places which now form the Moun- tain Ash Circuit. Amid manv changes and fluctuations the membership of the Circuit has steadily developed, while considerable additions have been made to the value of church property. in the ministerial succession we find the names of Revs. J. Middleton, J. Harper, G. Burbridge, W. Davies, B. Heckerlegge and F. Richardson. Many of the older laymen have passed away, but the succession of capable and devoted laymen continues. Though in common with all Christian Churches we feel the strain of the present national crisis, and many of our young men have enlisted in the service of their country, yet we look forward to the future with confidence and hope. Interesting reminiscent addresses were given by Messrs F. Williams, W. G. Kingdom, and W. G. Bowles, and the Revs. F. Yeomans and G. Stanyer both gave eloquent and inspiring mes- sages to the large audience. Notwithstanding the two-fold disad- vantage of a Bank Holiday and inces- sant rain, the whole of the services were well attended.
Annual Teas. TABERNACLE WELSH BAPTIST CHURCH, YNYSBOETH. On Thursday last the children's annual treat in connection with the above-named church took place. The following helped:—Trayholders, Mrs. S. Rees, Mrs. Lea, Misses Annie Daniels, Blodwen Evans, Maggie Daniels, Olive James, Mary Clee, Harriet Jenkins, Nellie James, and Maud Bevan. Cutters, Mr. James Ladd, Mrs. Bevan, Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. A. Rees, and Mrs. Jenkins. Water boiler, Mrs. Evan Williams. Doorkeepers, Messrs. William Ladd and Richard Jones. The follow- ing assisted: Messrs. J. Williams, Lewis Davies, John Davies, Owen Jones, and Robert Davies. SPOTts had been arranged, but owing, to the weather they were postponed.
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HERMON CM CHURCH PENRHIW 1 CEIBER
HERMON C.M. CHURCH, PENRHIW- CEIBER. Doorkeepers, Messrs. Thomas Wil- liams and D. M. Richards. Ticket seller, Mr. Evan Davies. Cake cutters, Messrs. A. M. Jones and E. E. Williams. Hot water boiler, Mr. William Wil- liams. Trayholders, Mrs. E. E. Wil- liams, assisted by Muriel Rees, Gwladys Jones, Doris Wastie; Mrs. A. M. Jones and Mrs. W. M. Edwards, Mrs. Morgan iRees and Miss 'Ethel Erasmus, Mrs. Richard Erasmus and Misses M. A. and Lizzie Gwen Erasmus, Mrs. John Jones and Mrs. John Evans, Misses Lizzie Williams and Sarah Williams. Bread and butter cutters, Mrs. D. Richards, Mrs. John Hughes, and Mrs. Breese. Care of milk, sugar, and tea, Messrs. David Pugh and Morgan Rees. General arrangements were left to Mr. David Jones, secretary of the church, while Mr. Richard Erasmus, superin- tendent, had charge of the children. PENUEL FORWARD MOVEMENT, A public tea was provided on Mon- day last at Penuel Forward Movement Church, Penrhiwceiber, the pastor of which is the Rev. E. T. Williams. The tea was served by the following teach- ers and scholars: -Trayholders and helpers: Mrs. E. T. Williams, Mrs. Bunney, Mrs. Howells, Mrs. Sylvester, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Hughes (Pentwyn), Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Hughes, Misses E. Holly, B. Roper, Evans, Garrett, C. Morris, E. Hole, Evans, and Mary Howells. Cutters, Mrs. George Howells, Mrs. Waterman, Mrs. Willie Jones, Mrs. Kleek. Water boiler, Mr. W. Water- man. Doorkeepers, Messrs. R. Jones and T. Whittaker.
MEMS FROM THE MOUNT
MEMS FROM THE MOUNT. It is thought that "the Duck sen- tence was too severe, so an appeal is to be made to the House of Lords. Jt is said that the defendant thought it was a roaster, but the plaintiff 'daiius n was a fryer. However, the Dukes are to decide the destiny of the Duck. I heard of a Laundry going out for a washing the other day. In any case they enjoyed themselves, at "ast, let soap so. A joke appeared in the 'Leader' last week. It ran, why can't a man's nose be over 12 inches long? Answer, he- cause it would be a foot. A correspond- ent writes me who evidently thinks I'm the jingling joker. He says he alwavs understood that a foot was exactly 12 inches and not anything over. Good Now toe the mark, my friend, and not so much leg pulling. I've known two feet to the yard, but it was a back yard, and they were policemen's. We shall still be able to sing Kide Britannia," for the people of the Mount are recognizing that a falling population is & failing nation. It is astounding 's (' I the number of births in the past lew weeks, and more astounding still ihe number of men-children. Five Mount ladies have presented their hubbies with twins, and six of these are boys. At this rate it lookff like becoming a Hun Dread. The Vicar of Mountain Ash complied his first year's work last week. Ho is already well beloved, not only I:y his own congregation but by the place. It was the Rev. Geo. l\eign- bour who first discovered his genial handshake, and didn't forget to remem- ber it, when he spoke to St. Margaret's people. The Vicar and his good lalv have interested themselves and worked hard in the social life of the town. The Vicar of Miskin and his workers would be well advised to alter their Sunday School festival date. August Bank Holiday is dangerous. If they don't believe me, let them ask the Aberdare Flower Show Coihmittee. At a local court the other day two young fellows and a girl, ages from lti to 20, had to confess they couldn't read the 'oath. INo wonder the teachers' Can't be spared for the Army. What's this 1 hear about the Pavil- ion ? Something big is looming over the horizon. I don't know what is go- ing on, but there's something coming off.
After 45 Years
After 45 Years. Mountain Ash Railwayman Retires. Mr. Millar, G.W.R. foreman at Mountain Ash, has resigned after 45 years' service with the G.W.R. Mr. Millar, who is a native of Warminster, (Wilts), started out in life as a car- penter with his father in that town, but this trade was not exactly what young Millar wished for, and after a few years he flung away his tools and tramped to Bristol, where for some time he acted as delivery man to a firm of wine and spirit merchants, and this meant long journeys every week by road. The experiences on some of these J long road journeys were very exciting ana anxious, but now make interesting episodes when Mr. Millar is in a cow municative frame of mind. Badger baiting and cock fighting and dog fighting were in vogue in those day*} and Mr. Millar often relates stories & i?S
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