ABERDARE CINEMA. AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY. crw x-S it Anniversary Programme. SPECIAL ATTRACTION-STARRING MISS IDA NEILSEN IN IDA THE QUEEN OF THE AIR DO NOT MISS THE CINEMA ON BANK HOLIDAY. GIVE YOUR FAVOURITE THEATRE A BUMPER WEEK. CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. BOOK YOUR SEATS NOW. PRICES AS USUAL. CLA. y' MMM. Services for Sunday Next. HIGHLAND Place Unitarian Church, LjL Aberdare. Morning at 11 Even- ing at 6; Sunday School at 2.30. Rev. E. T. Evans, pastor. u- GREEN STREET WESLEYAN CHAPEL.-—Aug. 3rd: Preacher at 11, Mr. R. Lewis; and at 6, the Rev. W. Unsworth, a former minister of this circuit. Tabernacle Church, Aberdare. Next Sunday Gr August 3, 1913. SERVICES AT 11 A.M. AND 6 P.M. PREACHER: REV. I Gynon Lewis, I Swansea.
Cwmgwrach Building Club. This company has just been registered with a eapital of X5,000 in .£1 shares, to carry on the business of builders, estate ewners, etc., in Wales or else- where. The subscribers are: T. Braith- waite, Cardiff, mining engineer; D. J. Rees, Maesteg, mining engineer; J. G. Greatrex, Swansea, colliery agent. Private company. The first directors are: T. Braithwaite, D. J. Rees, and J. G. Greatrex. Secretary, T. Williams, Hyfrydle, Whitting Street, Glyn Neath. Registered by Alfred H. At- kins. Ltd., 27-28, Fetter Lane, E.C.
Died in his Father's Arms. GLYN NEATH MAN'S TRAGIC END. Mr Edward Powell, deputy-coroner, held an inquiry at Glyn Neath, on Tues- day, touching the death of David Davies, aged 29, of Penmachine. for- merly a blacksmith, Davies' health compelled him to subsequently earn his living as an insurance agent. On Saturday evening just after tea he was seized with a fit of coughing, burst a blood-vessel, and died in his father's arms. Dr McClure said that death was caused by pulmonary hemorrhage. A verdict accordingly was returned.
Of Interest to Miners. PAYMENT FOR UNLOADING RUBBISH. At Ystrad on Monday the Stipendiary (Mr D. Lleufer Thomas) gave judgment in a matter in which John Morgan, collier, Bute Street, Treorky, sued Messrs Burnyeat, Brown and Co., Ltd., for shifting 36 trams of rubbish at 5^d per ton, making, with percentage, J61 5s 1;11. Mr Kirkhouse Jenkins appeared for plaintiff, and Mr C. Kenshole, Aber- dare, fer the defendants. The plaintiff's case was that he was entitled to be paid at the rate of four trams per yard, whatever the destina- tion cf the rubbish. The company contended that they only paid for rubbish which was stowed in the gob-" or rubbish hole, and that no rubbish sent to the surface was paid for. The Stipendiary stated that it was recognised in good mining to deposit rubbish in the "gob," and clearly it involved greater effort to place the rubbish there than to put it in the tram and merely send it to the surface, so that it was quite reasonable that the company were under the price-list pay- ing a premium upon all rubbish stowed in the "gob." Apart, however, from first principles, he was faced with the practidfe at the colliery, and in view of the mass of evidence adduced by Mr Kenshole, which evidence had been in- vestigated by the men themselves at the colliery nffices, he was bound to come to the conclusion that the price list did not bear the interpretation whicd. plaintiffs sought to place upon it, and he found, therefore, that whenever trams were sent to the surface no pay- ment was to be made. Judgment was thus given for the defendant company.
Looking down on others is not the way to expect them to look up to ourselves.
Carnetown Water Famine. VICAR OF ABERCYNONS APPEAL, j On Sunday last the Rev. D. Ellis Jones, Vicar of Abercynon, in the course of a striking sermon, urged upon all the members of Christian churches in the locality their para- mount duty to uphold the hands of those councillors from the place who champion the cause of the defenceless miners and their families, who suffer from all sorts of nuisances on account of the dearth of water at Carnetown. The Vicar wished to impress upon the minds and consciences of all wlio loved their fellow-men their duty to do all that lay in their power to secure pure water and healthy conditions generally in the locality. If Christians were the salt of the earth, it was their duty to stand for physical and moral cleanli- ness and purity. They should do all in their power also to prevent the corruption of literature, the corruption of public amusements, the corruption o'L parochial urban, municipal, an political life, and should set their laces like flint against the corruption of the commercial life of the nation. In so doing they would uplift ancL consecrate other forms of life, socialkB morally, intellectually, and spiritually, in a I marked degree, and all for God's glory and the good of humanity at large.
Promising Career Cut Short. On Sunday last. at his parents' house I in Neath, Mr Dick Thomas passed ¡ away at the age of 28. Ten years ago lie emigrated to Canada, and soon made a name for himself in the dual walks of law and journalism. Ill-health, however, compelled him to return to his native land. On Wednesday week his parents went to Bristol to meet the steamer which conveyed home their invalid son, They found him in a state of collapse, but he revived wonderfully on seeing his parents. He was taken home, and lingered until Sunday, when he passed away peacefully. His father. Mr Henry Thomas, is a superintendent of the Prudential Assurance Co. He is a native of Abernant, Aberdare, and is a brother to Messrs John Thomas, Aber- nant, the well-known musical con- ductor; Mr D. P. Thomas, Penrhiw- ceiber and the late Mr W. Thomas (Eos Wenallt). The interment of Mr Dick Thomas will take place at Llantwit, Neath. to- day (Thursday) at 3.30.
Success in Canada. Friends of Mr T. R. Evans, late of 17 College Street, Aberdare, will be pleased to learn of his recent success in qualifying himself as a manager being top of the list in the Province of Alberta, Canada. Mr Evans' continued success is very creditable, inasmuch as he already holds first-class certifi- cates of this country as mining engineer. The above gentleman is a brother of the esteemed lady, Madam" Howells.
Mining Success. Mr Morton Howell Llewelyn, young- est son of Alderman and Mrs Rees Llewelyn, Bwllfa House, Cwmdare has been successful in obtaining his first class certificate as colliery manager at the recent examination held at Cardiff. He was the youngest applicant from the county, and as such deserves the heartiest congratulation.
Only when we begin with the germ of life can even the skeleton grow, and only I by way of the spirit can true accuracy of the letter ever be reached.—Professor Geddes.
MOUNTAIN ASH. GENUINE JEWELLER'S SALE. Charles Atkind, watchmaker, and jeweller, has for 16 years been in busi- ness m Oxford Street. He is shortly re- moving to splendid premises, opposite the Taff Vale Station entrance. The public are invited to inspect the bar- gains. Three shillings in the Jc reduc- tion off all purchases. DON'T SNATCH at any sort. just walk quietly into Tom Davies and Son's Shop, Pryce Street, and get measured for that new suit and you'll be satisfied. PARISH CHURCH. Holy Com- munion was celebrated at 8 o'clock last Sunday morning in St. Margar- et's Church. Matins and Holy Litany were sung at 11 o'clock, the Rev. T. J. Morgan intoning. The choir sang Field's morning service. Evensong was conducted by the Rev. J. Sinnett Jones. The Canti- cles were sung to Garrett in A. KEEP BOTH EYES on Mac's shops. His summer sale will take place immediately after the holidays. Ted McGregor, Oxford Street. OUTING—The G.W.R. Goods Staff had their annual outing last Wednesday to Cardiff. A most en- joyable afternoon was spent. The flower show was visited- A conviv- ial evening was enjoyed at their headquarters, when Messrs. Emlyn Jones and David Jones contributed capital songs. Mr. Cook gave a clog dance, and Mr. Nobble a sand dance. The usual toasts were honoured.
NO TEA LIKE 9 a i I u r Tea. OF ALL GROGERS.
CWMBACH. DEATH. We announce with re- gret the death of Mrs Jenkins, wife of Mr Peter Jenkins. Canal Row, who passed away on Monday.
HIRWAIN. PULPIT. The Rev. H. W. Thomas. of Portli. officiated at Bethel (C.M.) Church on Sunday last. VICTORIA HALL. Mr J. Walter Mendham has secured at enormous ex- pense the engagement of Tom Jenkins, the Welsh comedian, as this week's star III, s,,s artist. The popular Welshman possesses a fine voice, and his songs are con- tinually catching the audiences. He is a champion of champions as regards jokes, and may be well termed the "Second Tom Owen." The films Modern Agri- culture" and "Shooting Rapids," are pictures of every day interest. The story of the sea, with a narrative of adventures, heroes, tragedy, is well portrayed in the "Peril of the Cliff/' In the picture, "Shuttle of Fate," a I man through having sinned once be- comes a common shame to his relatives who always disown him. The comedy films are of a high standard, and in- elude "Diddled," "Hawkeye, Coast- guard, "I saw him first," and "Pad- ron's Daughter." Pay a visit as this is the best turn of the season. TEA. On Monday evening last a tea was given at the Mission Room of St. Lleurwg's Church to the members of the Hirwain Town Silver Band and the committee by Mr and Mrs William Ed- munds, of Manchester House, to cele- brate the marriage of Mr and Mrs Gwilym Edmunds and the opening of the New Bank premises. The tenants of Mr William Edmunds were present, and the friends of Mr G. Edmunds, who is the lion, secretary of the H.T.S. Band. The trayholders were: Mrs W. G. Jen- kins. Miss Lizzie Mary Jenkins, Miss Lizzie Mary Price, Miss Angharad Davies. The Rev. J. R. Dewi Wil- liams, B.A., Vicar, delivered a speech. eulogising Mr Gwilym Edmunds for his earnestness with the local band. The Band then visited the Vicarage, where numerous selections were played, under the direction of Mr David Edwards. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded Mr and Mrs William Edmunds and Mr and Mrs Gwilym Edmunds for their gener- osity. Among others present were: — Messrs William Edmunds, J. R. Davie6, J. B. Young, J. A. Lewis, J. R. Wil- liams, Tom Jacob, Evan Smith, Ben Saunders, Henry Pitt, D. Thomas. and Mrs J. R. Dewi Williams, Mrs W. Ed- munds, Mrs G. Edmunds, Mrs M. Davies, Mrs M. L. Davies, Mrs D. Thomas, and Mrs Evans.
MOUNTAIN ASH. OBITUARY.—We regret to announce the death of Mrs Mary Jenkins, wife of Mr David D. Jenkins. Wesleyan Houses, High Street, which took place last Monday. The deceased was highly respected, and was only 47 years of age. The funeral takes place on Saturday afternoon. WINDFALL FOR THE NURSES' FUND. At a meeting of the Carni- val Committee held in Rhos Vestry on Wednesday evening, it was decided to hand over a cheque for £ 100 to the above fund. The total receipts were £251, and the expenditure JS140. leav- ing a balance of about 6Cll to carry for- ward to next year. Well done Carni- val ites. WEDDING BELLS. On Wednesday morning at Bethania Chapel, Miss Gwen Harris, third daughter of Mr and Mrs-Seth Harris, 15 Jeffreys Street, was united in matrimony to Mr John Wil- liam Walters, only son of Mr and Mrs William Walters, 1 Arnold Street. The Rev. J. Phillips was the officiating min- ister. The bride looked very pretty in a charming buff coloured costume, and wore a large black liat with lancer tips. She was given away by her father. A large number of guests were entertained at the home of the bride's parents, including Mr and Mrs John Thomas Williams. Miss Rachel Ann Walters, Miss Ceridwen Walters Miss Lizzie Harris, Miss Hannah Jane Jones, Mr and Mrs David William Harris, Mrs George Langford, Mrs Harris, Mr Trevor Harris. Mrs Harry Morgan, Miss Muriel Morgan, and Mrs Levi Morgan. The happy pair left after breakfast for Llanstephan, where the honeymoon is being spent. A GOOD SHOT.—For the second time Pte. D. Bryn, of Mountain Ash, ;ir the annual Glamorgan Yeomanry Shoot at Merthyr last Thursday, was successful in winning the Regimental Prize Challenge CUl) and £2. MUSICAL SPCCESS.-At the recent examination held by the Victoria Col- lege of Music at the Cardiff Centre, Reggie Golding, son of Mr. and Mrs. Golding, of (5 Aberpennnr Street, ob- tained a certificate in pianoforte play- ing, and also Johnnie Francis, son of Mrs. and Mr. Francis (overman of Duffryn Colliery), Fox Street, with Honours. j' Both are pupils of Mr. John Thomas, F.V.C.M., L.L.C.M., of Navi- gation Villas, Miskin. DISTRICT NURSE LEAVES. — On Friday evening, at the Council Cham- ber, Nurse Moyle, who has held the position of head nurse of the District Nursing Association for nearly 10 years, was honoured by the townspeople of the district. During the time she has been here she has earned the love and esteem of thousands of the inhabitants, to whom she has ministered in times of sickness. She has played her part with unstinting energy and has adorned her noble profession with traits of unselfish- ness and devotion to duty. When it became known that Nurse Moyle was leaving the district to take up a posi- tion in Saskatchewan, Canada, it was at once decided to recognize those sterl- ing qualities which had endeared her to everyone, and Friday evening's meeting was the outcome of that decision. The chairman was Dr. Arthur T. Jones, Mr. W. Armitage secretary, and Mr. Thos. Edmunds treasurer. There were pres- ent: Nurses Streeter and Conway, Mrs. Watkin Williams, Miss Shaw, Miss Mabel Shaw, Miss Gertrude Reynish, Mrs. Howells, Mrs. Sem Davies, Miss Anthony, Col. Morgan, J.P., Councillor Rev. E. V. Tidman, Mr. Alfred Mor- gan, Mr. George Shaw, Mr. R. P. Dowling. Mr. A. J. Kent. Mr. David Williams, Dr. McCarthy, Mr. Thomas Davies, and Mr. Sam Davies. The gifts to the Nurse were an illuminated scroll, an attache case, a beautiful fountain pen, and a purse of 20 guineas. The secretary read the address, the fol- lowing subscribing their names on be- half of the townspeople: Drs. Hugh Davies-Jones'. Arthur T. Jones, Mc- Carthy, Col/Morgan Morgan, W. Ar- mitage, Geo. Shaw. R. P. Dowling and David Williams. The chairman then presented the address, and in doing so expressed his regret at losing her valu- able services, and hoped that in the new country she was going to she would be happy and prosperous. Mrs. Sem Davies,'in the absence of Miss Shipton. presented the Nurse with the fountain pen and attache case. Mr. Thomas Edmunds handed to Miss Moyle the monetary gift. Several others spoke a few kind words of encouragement, and the Nurse, who was visibly affected, thanked them all. During tiie evening Mr. Griffiths, Allen Street, an old patient of the nurse, read an ode to her of his own composition, and Miss Violet Cooling played very nicely two violin solos. The total amount collected was £ 33 4s. 10d., and great praise is due to the officials and collectors for the splen- did way the scheme was carried through. The Nurse left the town on Tuesday morning, a large crowd of friends being present to wish her God- speed.
MISKIN. ST. JOHN'S TEA AND SPORTS. — The annual tea and sports in connection with the Sunday School Festival of the above church in conjunction with St. David's took place in brilliant weather in the Duffryn Grove on Monday after- noon. A huge crowd was in attendance, and Mr W. Greenwood's Volunteer Band discoursed sweet music. The tea was a splendid success, there being close upon 1,000 scholars and teachers. The following were the helpers:—Mesdames George Thomas, John Masters, T Howells, R. Price, C. Tranter, C. H. Boulton, R. Jenkins, Stone, A. Lavery, Harries, W. Bevan. John Thomas, D. Evans, Ruck, Crandon. H. Tiley, Crate, Aubrey Eynon, D. J. Hunt, J. Jones, P. O. Morgan, Mount Pleasant Terrace; Wheeler. Martin, James Alor- i gan, Whitmarsh, Geo. Mealing, Dun- ford, R. Poulter, Critchell, Fricker, John Williams. J. P. Williams, D. Shepherd. Clarke, Fred Jones, Wil- liams. Church House; Phillips, A. V in- ing, Bowers, W. Davies, Filer, D. L. Davies, Gilbert, Gentle, Spreadbury, and Misses Ethel Reynish and Beynon; also Messrs C. H. Boulton (Field Marshal), Alun Jones, J. E. Davies, F. C. Stephens, Chaffey. D. Lavery, J. Clarke. J. Woodman, W. C. Rees, D. Shepherd, S. Barnes, A. Stone, R. Jenkins, Clem. Austin and brother, J. Carter, Ivor Davies, D. J. Lewis, John Lewis. D. J. Morris, Price, F. Powell, R. J. Hunt, T. Masters, J. Masters. D. Masters. J. P. Williams. Joe Bethell. Collis, B. Howell, T. Howell, Fricker, and White. The sports' results were: Shooting, ladies 1st, Miss Tite; 2nd. Miss Lily Edwards; gents, 1st, Tom Howells; 2nd, David West. Skipping 1st, Gladys Masters; 2nd, Lily Free- man. Women's Race, 1st, Mrs Chaffey; 2nd, Mrs Williams; 3rd, Mrs Day. Tug-of-war, Mr W. C. Rees' team.
PENRHI WCEIBER. SUCCESS. Sydney Beechgtm, of Y nysboeth, has passed the elementary examination of the Royal College of Music. ELECTION. The final voting for an assistant secretary for the Mathewstown Federation Lodge took place at the Penrikyber Colliery last Friday, re- sulting in Mr Rosser Rosser, of 7 Com- mercial Place, Mathewstown, being elected by a majority of 83 over Mr John. Evans. CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR. — A meeting of Bethesda C..E. Society was held on Sunday last. The service was led by Master Sydney Collins. The topic was "The Evil of Envy," Luke xv. 25-32 The Evil of Envy," Luke Miss C. Howells. Several members took part, and also the president, Mr T. Moore. An inspiring meeting con- cluded with maver by Mr G. Payne. THE INTERMENT of the late Mary Care, age 28 years. daughter of Mr and Mrs Jacob Care, of Central Restaurant, Rheola Street, took place on Thursday, July 24th, at Maesyrarian Cemetery. The officiating minister was the Rev. David Howells, Bethesda. The mourn- ers were: Messrs Jacob Care, father; Jacob Care, of Plymouth, brother; John Hall and W. R. Geen, brothers- in-law B. Barbei- and W. Oates. friends. Floral tributes were sent by: Father and mother; Mr and Mrs Geen; Dorothy and Auntie: Mr John Hall and children; Mr and Mrs Gwilym ,i Rees and family; Mr and Mrs Thomas Jones. We sympathise with the family in their sad bereavement. DEATH FROM SCALDS. An in- quest was held at the Lee Hotel on Wednesday, July 30th. before Mr R. J. Rhys, district coroner, touching the death of Mary Ellen Coles, the five- year-old daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas Coles, of 86 Park Street, who died on Mondav last from the effects of scalds.—Thomas Coles, the father, stated that about 5.30 p.m. on Saturday the mother had prepared a bath of hot water to wash her children. Just then "the deceased came in, and fell on her right side into the bath. The mother did all she could for the child, and sent for the doctor. Dr Davies immediately attended.—Mary Williams of 51 Park Street, having" given evidence, a ver- dict of "Accidental death" was re- turned.
ABERCYNON. MUSICAL SUCCESSES. At the re- cent examination of the Victoria College of Music, London, Master Oswald Humphreys, age 12, passed the Senior Grade; Master J. Pugh. Miss E. J. Jones (14), the Intermediate Grade; Misses E. Godfrey and M. Evans (13), the Junior Grade. The five candidates were pupils of Mr Thomas Morgan, F.V.C.M. 5 Ann Street, Abercynon. Abercynon. PRIZE DISTRIBUTION. On Sun- day afternoon prizes were distributed to the Sunday School Scholars of Taber- nacle Church for collecting towards the foreign mission. The distribution was made bv Mrs W. T. Humphreys to the following: -Trevor S. Jones, H. Sel- wyn Price. R. D. Ebenezer, Gwyn Price, R. C. Williams, Olwen A. Thomas, Eddie Brown, D. W. Jones, Esther M. Davies, Tudor Fenwick, Maggie Jones. E. Brixey, D. Phillips, R. Davies. Laura Jones, E. O. Jones. Mary Evans. Glasfryn Jones Nora Price, J. Burton Davies, R. Jones. Owen Morris. W. Hughes Jones, and Sarah C. Evans.
Show is not substance; realities govern wise men. Reputation is for time: character is for eternity.
Dog Show at Penrhiwceiber. The eighth evening (20 miles radius) dog show of the Penrhiweeiber and Dis- trict Canine Society was held on Thurs- day, July 24th, at the Park Hotel. The show proved a huge success, the entries being a record. The following were the otficers:-Presideiit, Mr T. Williams, M.E., Mountain Ash; hon. solicitor, Mr Herbert George; hon. auctioner, Mr D. W. Howell; hon. veterinary surgeon, Mr W. Oxenham M.R.C.V.S.; hon. treasurer, Mr W. B. George; show manager, Mr J. Davies; chairman, Mr H. Carpenter; vice-chair- man, Mr T. J. Evans; hon. secretary, Mr A. J. Eaton. Awards: Bulldog or Bull Terrier, 1st, W. J. Lewis; 2nd, J. E. Jones. Collie, rough or smooth, 1st, D. Kennedy 2nd, David Lewis. Whippet or Greyhound, 1st Tom Williams; 2nd, .T. E. Jones. Fox Terrier, wire, 1st, Mrs W. Thomas; 2nd, W. Kirby. Fox Terrier, smooth, 1st, W. B. George; 2nd, W. Thomas. Fox Terrier, wire or smooth (novice), 1st, Mrs W. Thomas; 2nd, W. Kirby. Fox Terrier, wire or smooth 1st, W. B. George; 2nd, J. S. Davies. Welsh Terrier or Airedale, 1st, D: J. Owens; 2nd, William War- den. Terrier (any variety), 1st, Mrs W Thomas; 2nd, E. Phillips. Spaniel (any variety). 1st, James Megicks; 2nd, R. Price. Toy (any variety), 1st, J. Wil- liams 2nd, Ridgeway Fitzgerald. Any variety. Puppy, under 12 months. 1st, W. B. George; 2nd, D. J. Owen. Any variety, under 6 months, 1st, D. Kennedy Eraser; 2nd, J. E. Jones. Class 13, 1st, Herbert Rivers; 2nd, J. Davies. Any variety, under 25 lbs, 1st, Tom Williams; 2nd, Mrs W. Thomas. Any variety sporting, 1st, Tom Wil- liams; 2nd, E. Phillips. Any variety, non-sporting, 1st, D. Kennedy Fraser; 2nd, John Roberts. Any variety. never won a first prize (evening shows excepted), 1st. R. Phillips; 2nd, T. B. Roberts. Any variety, never won a prize, 1st, T. B. Roberts; 2nd, W. B. George. Any variety, confined to mem- bers of the society 1st, Tom Williams; 2nd, D. Kennedy Fraser; 3rd, R. Phillips; reserve, W. B. George. The following gave the special prizes:- Messrs W. B George, E. J. James, A. T. Lawrence, H. Carpenter, T. Wil- liams, Virol Co., J. Golledge, J. Davies, B. Tiley, and A. J. Eaton. Mr J. F. Hitchens, of Aberdare, was the judge.
Sports at Abercynon. Excellent weather prevailed for the fourth annual sports held on the Aber- cynon Recreation Grounds on Thursday last under the auspices of the Aber- cynon Brass Band. There was a re- cord attendance, and the event proved the most successful ever held in the locality. The judges in the foot and horse events were Messrs David Wil- liams, D.C., Pontypridd; J. R. Thomas, Llechwen; Tudor Davies, M.E., Aber- cynon; J. Sutherland. Abercynon; Ben Tiley, Penrhiwceiber, and Dennis Brisland, Abercynon, and of the tug- of-war competitions, Messrs Tudor Davies, M.E., and E. H. Battram, Aber- cynon. The handicappers were: Foot events, Mr Ted Lewis, Pontypridd, and Galloway and Trotting, Mr John Price, 6f Merthyr. The successful competi- tors were: 100 yards boys' flat handicap under 16 years of age: Heat 1, E. Davies. Mis- kin heat 2, R. Francis, Treherbert; heat 3, R. Thomas, Cilfynydd; heat 4, Stanley Morris, Trelewis, and heat 5, Edgar Pile, Abercynon. 120 yards' novice, flat handicap: Heat I 1, James Young, Pontypridd; heat 2, F. Ward. Pentrebach; heat 3, Thomas Jones, Abercynon; heat 4, D. O. Davies, Tylorstown; heat 5, L. Jenkins, Pontypridd; heat 6, Ithel Thomas, Pontypridd; heat 7, W. H. Alner, Mountain Ash. Final 100 yards boys' handicap: 1st, R. Francis, Treherbert; 2nd. E. Davies, Miskin; 3rd, Stanley Morris. Trelewis. Final 120 yards' novice flat handicap: 1st. W. H. Alner, Mountain Ash; 2nd. Ithel Thomas, Pontypridd; 3rd, L. ":ren- kins. Pontypridd. 120 yards' open flat handicap: Heat 1, F. C. Davies, Cardiff; heat 2, W. J. Lewis, Porth; heat 3, A. W. Shaw. Australia; heat 4, T. Jones. Abercynon; heat 5, W. H. Alner, Mountain Ash; heat 6. G. H. Williams, Nelson, and heat 7, R. Phillips. Pontypridd. Final 120 yards' open flat handicap: 1st, R. Phillips, Pontypridd; 2nd, W. J. Lewis. Porth; 3rd, F. C. Davies, Cardiff. 300 yards' open flat handicap: Heat 1 Ithel' Thomas, Pontypridd; heat 2, G. H. Williams, Nelson; heat 3, F. C. Davies, Cardiff; heat 4, W. Francis, Llantrisant: heat 5, Ike Williams. Aber- cynon. Tug-of-war (local) for teams of 8 a side: The following competed:—Royal Oak (A.); Mynachdy Colliery Team, Ynysybwl; Albion Team; Royal Oak (B.). and Lady Windsor Team. Ynysy- bwl. The Royal Oak (A.) won. Tug-of-war (open). 8 a side: 1st. Royal Oak (A); 2nd, Aberaman Athletics. Final 300 yards' open flat handicap: 1st, F. C. Davies, Cardiff; 2nd, W. Francis. Llantrisant; 3rd, Ike Wil- liams, Abercynon. 1^ mile trotting handicap, saddle (open): Heat 1 (no race); heat 2, 1st,, Jack Collins, Merthyr, Queen Mary; 2nd A. W. Morgan. Gilfach Goc-h, Cocknev Dick. Heat 3 and 4 (together), 1st, E. Thomas, Pontypridd, Paddy; 2nd. W. Weekes, Nelson, Betty. n mile Galloway handicap (open); Heat 1 and 2, 1st, D. Morgan, Aber- cynon, Master Flutter; 2nd, W. Jones, Pontypridd, Blanko. Heats 3 and 4, 1st. M. J. Symons, Pengam, Well Caught: 2nd, G. Hill, Mountain Ash, Tommy. Final 1 mile trotting handicap (open): 1st, Jack Collins, Merthyr, Queen Mary: 2nd, W. Weekes, Nelson, Betty. FinaL 1' mile galloway handicap 1st, W. Jones Pontypridd. Blanko; 2nd, D. Morgan, Abercynon, Master Flutter. After the competitions dancing took place on the green. The officials of the sports committee were: President, Mr Bruce Jones, M.E.. D.C.; vice-presidents, Messrs Tudor Davies, M.E., J. R. Thomas. Pontvpridd; G. Livesev. Abercvnon O. Bedd oe, John Sutherland W. Thomas, David Evans. E. Treharne. T. W. Jones. D.C., E. H. Battram, John Reps Morgan, J. Williamson. 1: Taylor, Tom Jones, T. Hughes, W. E. Davies. Thomas Taylor Pontypridd; R. Webb, W. Fenwick, S. Shipton, W. Davies, H. Jenkins, Goitre Goed; G. Richards, Arthur Jones, and Leyshon Jenkins; field committee, Messrs O. Beddoe, Thomas Brixey, Charles Brixey, H. Battram. J. Battram, W. E. Davies, James Jones, Rees Thomas, George Fergusson, W. Reynolds, H. Wilkins. Charles Way, E. R. Williams, George Howe, John Rees Morgan, Tom Wil- liams, Lew Lewis, E. J. James. W. J. Davies Trevor Williams, F. Bailey, Joseph Richards, W. Evans, D.C., W, Way, and James Bros. The starter was Mr Ted Lewis, Pontypridd; clerk of course. Mr Arthur Jones; marksmen, Messrs D. Evans and E. Taylor; tele- graph board. Mr T. Williams, and groundsman, Mr T. Grainger. The secre- tarial duties were carried out by Mr E. W. Keel, and the treasurer was Mr R. Webb.
Cricket. In beautiful weather at Duffryn Grove, Mountain Ash, the Old -firm received as visitors the boys from the Basin. The match resulted in a splen- did win for the home team. Full, score appended: Mountain Ash: C. Bye, c. Thomas, b. Wilkins, 13; G. Barlow, run out, 9; L. Neathy, c. and b. Wilkins, 5; G. Wil- liams, b. Wilkins, 12; n. Mulvey, st. Parry, b. Wilkins 1; H. Choules, c. Tucker, b. Wilkins, 24; A. Gibbon, c. Davies, b. Wilkins, 3; J. Ellery, b. Davies, 1; T. J. Hugllfes, b. Wilkins, 1; W. C. Evans, not out, 6; W. Eynon, run out. 3; extras, 17; total, 95. Abercynon: M. Owen, c. Ellery, b. Gibbon, 7; P. Tucker, b. G. Williams, 8; H. Davies, b. G. Williams, 4; K. Kelly, b. G. Williams, 0; R. Richards, b. G. Williams, 3; J. Parry, c. Barlow, b. Choules. 5; J. Taylor, b. Choules, 3; S. Thomas, b. Ellery, 7; H. Wilkins, not out, 0; S. Jones, run out, 2; W. G. Powell, b. G. Williams, 0; extras, 3; total, 42.
MEMS FROM THE MOUNT. Harry had his ear lopped off playing at leap frog. Gives you the jumps, doesn't it? Marshall, as a Welshman, you should know there is no F in Abergafenni. A gentlemanly pamter went to a house on Llanwonno Road at 11.30 p.m. a a few nights ago. "Is Walter working! asked the brushman. And the stars twinkled merrily on that bright 6um- iiier's* night. Which pub at the Mount is going to start a creche for the customers' chil- dren. Gin know. Why dii J.C.M. take the boys to Car- diff r What silly questions, to lose em, I suppose. You ought to have seen Captain Skinoski at the Palace looking at nim- self. The mirror of life surely. The lion was uncontrollable, and the cat unconverted, if only the audience could have heard what that lion was saying when the whip came dawn too heavy—what a scream. The state of trade must be awful. three weary Willies and Ganger George all with their backs to the shop and very much seated, Bro. Bill, Little Bi'l, and Bill from over the bridge. My joke about the English tomatoes grown in Spain was reproduced in "John Bull" last week. If you see it in the Leader," it is so. Lost, stolen, or strayed, a black Jack Donkey. Finder rewarded. Dolly Good- rich. Nothing like looking after business. I heard an offer of 10 per cent. discount for the order for a man's funeral, if given before he goes away." A grave state of affairs. I know where 20 or more time checks went one day. They were missing, but Tommy had had 20 tunes out of the electric piano, and the listeners were not aware that every tune was costing them 2d each. More music wanted now to soothe those savage breasts. Mountain Ash cricket team has won two matches in succession. Well done, Gwilym, 5 wickets for 11 runs in 6 overs. Choules's 24 was very useful. A good stumper is Parry, isn't he, Hughie. Wilkins, of Abercynon, took 7 Mount wickets for 24 runs.
OUR PUBLIC LIBRARIES. There are five public libraries with reference collections exceeding 100,000 volumes—Birmingham (222,376), Man- chester (172,645), Liverpool (151,141), Cardiff (100,404). Of the libraries of the above table, Cardiff has the highest percentage of stock to population (96), and Wandsworth the lowest (35); but the latter shows the highest annual turnover of stock per volume, viz., 8.4. There is no more conclusive reply to the critics of the public library system, of the type of Lord Rosebery, than statistics such as these. The last Parliamentary return shows that on an average every volume in the public libraries of Great Britain is used at least five times per annum.—Some Lon- don Librarians, in the Contemporary Review for August.
Special Notice. BKONCHO BILLY Tb, popular favours will make a wplcom re-appearance at ,;¡ A r 1t'IQ H £ GC*AR'S 0INFMA 5 Mountain Ash TO-NIGHT ALSO I Friday and Saturday I in an entirely New Western Drama. Don't Miss It
HAGGAIl'S CINEMA.—A capital programme of first-class subjects has been arranged for this week-end. Among a fine selection we note the ever welcome popular artistes of the Vitagraph Co., Messrs. Costello Bunny. Also Miss Flo Finch and Miss Lena Baird in an entirely new series of Vitagraph subjects. The ever popular Cowboy actor, Broncho Billy, will make a re-appearance in a fine Western Cowboy drama. Readers should not fail to pay a visit. PERSONAL.—Mr. A. E. Bentley, of the Goods Dept., G.W.R., has re- turned after a long spell of sickness. Since his convalescence he has been recuperating at the Isle of Man, and has returned bronzed and thoroughly restored in health.—A farewell sup- per was very kindly given to mem bers of the clerical staff by Mr. and Mrs. Hughes in honour of Mr. Noble, who has been relieving Mr. Bentley. A most enjoyable evening was spent, and congratulations were showered on Mr. Hughes on his recent election to the committee of the Cwmbach Co-op. Society. WHEN THERE'S SOMETHING GOOD on get right away on it. Ted Mac Gregor's sale just after the holi- days. don't miss the bargains, Ox- ford and Commercial Streets. PRESENTATION AND SMOKER -A farewell smoker was given to Mr James O'Connell at the Hibernian Band Club last Tuesday evening. There was a large gathering of mem- bers, presided over by Mr. Dan Bailey. During the evening the chairman, on behalf of the members and committee, presented Mr. O'Connell, who is leaving the dis- trict for America, with a handsome gold watch suitably inscribed. The recipient had been a faithful member of the institution and had occupied the position of trustee practically since its inception. Complimentary reference to Mr. O'Connell were made by several other speakers, and the honoured member briefly re- sponded. The harmony of the even- ing was added to by Messrs. D. Bailey, J. Murphy, A. Watkins, E. Sullivan, J. Vaughan, W. Phillips, D. Davies, and Newsome France. The singing of the National Anthems brought a successful evening to a close. TEA AND PRESENTATION.—In connection with the Wesley Guild a very pleasant function took place on Saturday last, The members turned out in full force. Thanks to the forethought of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Allen, the Guilders were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Pritchard, Bryn- helyg, Ynysybwl. The weather and the spot w ere ideal, and after a very enjoyable tea on the lawn, Mr. Ernest Thomas, secretary, said he had a very interesting duty to per- form. Their president. Rev. H. Benn, who was present with them that day for the last time, had from the beginning rendered excellent ser- vice in every possible way. He was bound to make special mention of the syllabuses for which Mr. Benn was mainly responsible. They were in themselves evidence of his great interest and devotion. Now that lie was about to leave, it was felt that he should carry with him some token of their high estimation, to his new circuit. Chelmsford. He would, therefore, c:1.11 upon Mrs. Noah Thomas, an associate, to make the presentation on behalf of the Guild. It took the form of a handsome study timepiece in a mahogany case of unique design inlaid with mother of pearl and satin wood. The clock hears the following inscription: "Presented to the Rev. Herbert Benn by the Mountain Ash Wesley Guild in recognition of his valued services as president, July 26, 1913." The rev. gentleman rose and said it was difficult for him to express his feelings. It was a great surprise to him, and he felt proud of the tangi- ble token of their good wishes, which would be an inspiration to him in the future and would always remind him of happy associations. As for the Guild, any person ought to feel proud to be connected with it, and he hoped his successor would have their full confidence and support. His prayer would be that God's rich- est blessing might rest upon it. Mr. Thomas Allen paid a personal tribute to Rev. H. Benn's work and influ- ence. He regarded Mr. Benn as an intimate friend, and would not for- get him. It had been very gratify- ing to Mr. Hunt and himself to re- ceive subscriptions from the Guilders so readily, which spoke volumes for their appreciation of him. Mr. Den- ning and Mr. Hunt also spoke in very complimentary terms. Votes of thanks were then passed to Messrs. Allen and Hunt; also to Mr. and Mrs. Pritchard for their kindness.