PHOTOGRAPHS For pleasing Photographs Call at ———— THE VICTORIA STUDIOS, Victoria Square. car Tffe, ONLt ADJJB BBS. Cigarette Photos 1/- per doz. Post Card Photos 2/- per doz. Enlargements from 3/6 each Hours of business 9 30 a.m. to 9-30 p.m. (Thu-gfiays included). Sundays, 3 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Wet or dull weather no object. lAll Work completed on the premises. M. A. WILKINSON, Proprietor. Prtpala small Advertisements. Inserted at the following specially low rates:— One week. 8 wks. 6 wke. a. d. a. d. a. d, I" words 0 6 1 0 1 8 84 0 9 1 6 2 8 I 1 0 2 0 3 0 40 1 3 2 6 8 9 48 1 6 3 0 4 0 These charges apply only to the follow- ing; classes of advertisements:—Apart- ments, Situations (Vacant or Wanted), To Let, Lost or Found, and Miscellaneous Wants. Properties for Sale or Wanted at double above rate. Remittances may be made by Postal Orders or half-penny stamps. If not prepaid extra will be charged. Advertisement and Publishing Offices, Cardiff Street, Aberdare. All replies to be called for at the Office. Advertisers who desire to have replies sent to them should forward stamps. WANTEB. SMART Young Lady as Apprentice to j, ks the Millinery. Apply, Illtyd Williams, Compton House, Aberdare. MOULDER'S Improver. Also boy for Fitting Shop.—Apply, Glan- cynon Foundry, Aberdare. BUTCHERS.-Wanted capable, all- Jj round man for shop work and slaughter-house. Wages, 30s. per week. Welsh preferable. — Applica- v tions, stating age and experience, with copies of recent testimonials, to be sent not later than February 8th to the Manager, Co-operative Stores, Tre- cynon, Aberdare. FEB. 18, a strong willing girl as general. References required.— Apply, Park Restaurant, Cardiff Street, Aberclare. A GOOD General Servant, ^abJe to cook.—Apply evening 7 to 8, Miss Watkins, 24 Windsor Villa, Tre- cynon. SMART Lad, 15 or 16 years of age.— Apply, Morris Jacobs and Sons, 14 Cardiff Street, Aberdare. FURNISHED Apartments by mar- ried couple.—Apply by letter, L.3., "Leader" Office. RESPECTABLE young man seeks lodgings (bedroom, full board) in Mountain Ash (central).—Address, Z, "leader" Office. GROCERY.—Young man, 16—18, to deliver and assist at counter.— Thomas, 82 High Street, Mountain Ash. STRONG General, to assist in bar.— Apply, Mount Pleasant Hotel, Trecynon. TO LET. TO Let, with immediate possession, in Tanybryn Street, Aberdare, a seven roomed house, including large kitchen and scullery. Bath (hot and cold). Garden with back entrance. Apply, T. D. Williams, 10 Canon Street, Aberdare. COMFORTABLE Bedroom and Sit- C ting-room. Suit gentleman or two friends. Bath. Moderate.—Ap- ply, 411 "Leader" Office. TWO unfurnished rooms. Suit m^ ried couple without ch.ircn. Every convenience. Apply, 7D, "Leader" Office. LODGINGS clean, no children. Suit steady man or friends, not underground.—10 Mary Street, Aber- dare. LOCK-UP Shop and Bakehouse. Convenient- Can let separate- ,ly.-Apply, John, Merthyr Road, Hir- wain. STABLE and Coachhouse in Dover Street, Mountain Ash.—Apply, Thomas, 82 High Street, Mountain Ash. BED sitting-room, or comfortable lodgings. Moderate terms. — Apply, Term, "Leader" Office. ROOMS as Offices. Suit Solicitor, Insurance Company or Archi- tect, etc.-Apply, 2 Cardiff Street, Aberdare. FOR SALE OR TO LET. PREMISES, opposite Cwmaman Cinema. Best position. Will erect front to suit tenant.—Apply, J. K. Lewis, Grocer, Cwmaman. FOR SALE. WOODEN Shed and Brougham m Field back of Drill Hall. — Her- bert, 24 Abernant Road, Aberdare. TO Sell at a sacrifice Two New Anthracite Stoves.—Apply, >V. R. Morgan, Solicitor, Aberdare. MOTOR HEARSE.—Latest design, law priV*>, e.v->y tonus. Also ligbt Glona Hearses and Funeral Cars. Photos free. Write for particulars.— Marstons, 24 Bedford St., Binning ham. FOR SERVICE. EDIGREE Large Black Boar for J. service.—James Williams, Tan- yard Place, Aberaman. MISCELLANEOUS. c- LIONEL TAYLOR, F.B., I.M.S., Scientific Hand Reader. Sound Advice. Full reading. Fee, Is. Satis- faction guaranteed. 24 Whitcombe Street, opposite Queen's Hotel. INSURANCE.—Good Book Vacant. t Solendid chance for pushing man.-Appi B.W., 52 Herbert St., Aberdare. WALLPAPERS from LTD. per roll. Any quantity, large or £ mall, snnnlied at Wholesale Prices. Our stock exceeds 250,000 rolls of all classes Write for patterns stating what claw you r«- mrire.—(Dept. 147) Barnett Wallpaper Co. Ltd., Knott Mill, Manchester. STTFFERERS from Corns and In- t. o-rov.'ing Nails should call on D. Jame-s, 63 Ynvslwyd Street, Aberdare. His Porous Plaster never fails. If you are looking for a REALUPIANO2BARGAIN this week, it will pay you to call at SI PAW'S! Gadlys Piano Stores 0 J • 1 AftJEt kJ ABERDARE. We have several to offer you-This is one-A GENUINE 32 GUINEA PIANO by noted London Makers. Real Mahogany case- new design; reinforced iron frame best tape check action double bushed keys; rich mellow tone and responsive touch 10 years' guarantee; almost new and honestly valued at 25 guineas cash. Now reduced to M7 10s. —if this Piano proves unsatisfactory after 12 months' fair trial your money will be refunded in full. You save all agents' and canvassers' commission and expenses when dealing with S. J. PAIR.R. v SPECIAL SHOW OF EARLY SPRING | m m I READY TO WEAR HATS THIS WEEK AT ———— J. M. EVANS 0 0 1 I London Warehouse Aberdare THE "GEM VACUUM WASHER Four or five minutes. will thoroughly wash a tub of clothes. Saves Time, Labour — and Clothes. — Results Wonderful. Copper, 8/=. II JOHN DAVIES, Ironmonger, Cardiff St,, Aberdare. ^i ^ra|nace mi I CHAMBERS J JJ| mi- vn r ti All The Typewriting Bureau. FOR ARTISTIC TYPEWRITING AND COPYING OF EVERY DESCRIPTION Miss M. GILBERT, 23 CANON STREET, ABERDARE. LESSONS GIVEN. TERMS MODERATE. MLCCAt.G MECCANO MAKES INIATURE ECHANICAL ODELS. j No. 0 makes 40 models 3/- j No. 1 „ 62 „ 5/-1 No. 2 83 „ 10/- No.5 96 „ 15/- M. A. DA VIES, j Ironmonger, MOUNTAIN ASH. j Mail Orders Post Paid. NOTICE. I THE UNDERSIGNED, shall not 9 be responsible for any debts con- tracted by my wife, Mrs! Elizabeth Margaret Jones, 49 Belle Vue, Tre- cvnon. after February 1st. STANLEY JONES. 42a Bwllfa Road. Cwmdare. THE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL OF ABERDARE. THE above Council require the ser- t vices of a Probationer Nurse at their Isolation Hospital at Trecynon. Candidates must not be under 18 or over 25 years of age. Salary, £ 10 per annum with uniform. The successful candidate will be required to give an undertaking to serve for at least 12 months. Applications must be made on a special form to be obtained at the Public Health Department. 43 High Street, and must be sent in hy tlw 20tli in st. TC AUIil Nu ur rncnun. MONS TROADEC, formerly of Brussels, intends forming a French Class at Mountain Ash, or would give lessons separately. Good French Accent.—All information from Mrs. Davies-Jones, Bryn Cerdin, Moun- tain Ash. ¡ THE ISOLATION HOSPITAL, PARK LANE, TRECYNON. WAJSTED a Good Laundress, for small hand laundry. Must be a food washer and ironer. Age about 3..Some house work. Salary, £ 22 per annum and uniform.—Apply with references to—The Matron. I Don't Fall to Consult Madame SHEELAH Expert Palmiat and Facial Character Reader ¡ 7 GLANCYNON TERRACE, ABERAMAN (Opposite T.V.R. Station). Consultations Daily. Morning, 10 30 till 12.80. Afternoon, 3 till 9 o'clock NOTICE. MADAME DESMOND, the weii- known Swansea Palmist and Clairvoyant, is still carrying on her business at Aberdare, and will until further notice. Consultations daily at 6 Pembroke Street. Fee, Is. only. Hours, 11-9. f I To the Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Aberdare. To the Clerk of the Licensing Justices of the Division of Miskin'Higher, and To the Superintendent of Police for the said Division. I' THOMAS JONES WILLIAMS, of Plasdraw, Aberdare, in the I County of Glamorgan, Wine and Spirit Merchant, DO HEREBY GIVE YOU NOTICE that it is my intention .to apply at the Adjeùrned General Annual Licensing Meeting for the Division of Miskin Higher to be holden at the Court House, Aberdare, on the 3rd day of March next, for a Licence under the Gaming Act, 1845, for Public Billiard Playing at or upon a building formerly known as the Old Life Boat Shop, Cwmbach, Aherdare, aforesaid. Dated this 2nd day of February, 1915. THOMAS JONES WILLIAMS. THE GREAT SKIN CURE. BuddeiVs S.R. Skin Ointment. 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_r- B ftTHS, MARRIAGES and DEATHS. BIRTH. JACKSON.—At Seaton Carew, Aber- dare, on Tuesday, February 2nd, to Mr. and Mrs. John Jackson, a son. DEATH. WILLIAMS.—On February 2nd, at No. 10 Edward Street, Trecynon, Aberdare, Mr. David Williams, check weigher, Nantmelyn Colliery. Public funeral, Saturday, Feb. 6th, at 4 p.m., Aberdare Cemetery. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. JONES.—Mr and Mrs M. J. Jones, 27 Cardiff Road, Abercynon, beg to thank all friends for their expressions of sympathy and floral tributes in their recent bereavement. Bitter the cup-the stroke severe To part with him we loved so dear, Though great our loss we'll murmer not, But breathe the prayer divinely taught, "Thy will be done." —Sadly missed by father, mother, brother and sisters, and in loving memory. JOHNSON.—Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnson, of 15 Cynon Terrace, Hir- wain, beg to tender their sincere thanks to all kind friends who sym- pathised with them in their recent sad bereavement. Also to those who sent beautiful floral tributes. IN MEMORIAM. JOHNSON.—In ever loving memory of the late Clive Ernest Johnson, who died on January 27th, 1915, at tne age of 15 years:— Had he asked us, well we know We should cry, '0 spare this blow!' Yes, with streaming tears should pray, 'Lord, we love him, let him stay.' JONES.—In loving memory of Cather- ine Graham Jones, who fell asleep Feb. 6, 1914. A year has passed since that sad day When one we loved was called away; Her loving voice and smiling face, Not one can fill our dear one's place. -Fondly remembered by father, mother, brothers and sisters, 30 Incline Row, Cwmaman. JENKINS.—In loving memory of my dear husband, William Jenkins, 6 Bryn Terrace, Cwmdare, who died January 30th, 1913. Sadly missed by his wife and children.
Bethel (B.), Abernant. Nos Fawrth, Chwefror 2il, cynhaliwyd cvfarfod y bobl ieuainc. Llywyddwyd gan v Parch. B. Williams. Darllenwyd papur ar "Yr Ysbryd Cymreig" gan y brawd Tommy Griffiths. Cafwyd papur cynhwysfawr ac amserol iawn. Caed rlydoamddidan ar y diwedd, pryd y cyinerwyd Than gan Johnny Pnitlipp, Evan M. Evans, B. L. Williams, B. Sam- uel, John Jones, Tom Darby, Willie Williams, Henry Rees, Mrs. Sarah Phillips, yu nghyd a'r llywydd. Diwedd- wyd trwy weddi gan Mrs. Phillips.
Aberaman Soldier's Thanks. I Some weeks ago cigarettes were collec- ted in Aberaman and sent out to France to Private Fred Williams, Margaret St., Aberaman, to be distributed to local men in his Company. Miss Temple has had an acknowledgment of same, as follows: "It is with a thankful heart that I acknowledge the receipt of your welcome box of smokes. We here appreciate the gift very much, also the spirit which prompted the people of Aberaman to re- member its Tommies' at the front. There are a good few here from Aberdare and district. We had a very 'peppery' Christmas week here, busy at it all the time, but in the intervals of rest there was great sport, opening the parcels con- taining the good things which our people at home sent us. We were not forgotten by the King and Queen and Princess Mary, who presented us with cards and tobacco boxes.—Fred Williams."
Books for Soldiers. Mr. Lewis Jones, Liberal Agent for the Merthyr Boroughs, has received the following letter from Mr. Edgar Jones, M.P., v ho is working with the Y.M.C.A. troops in France:— "With the British Expeditionary Force in France, January 28th, 1915. "Dear Mr Lewis Jones,-Would the good people' of the Merthyr Boroughs contribute at least one box of good suit- able books from their spare stock for the soldiers out here, waiting in the wet camps for the last move to the trenches, or resting awhile, after they 'have dene their little bit/ as they put it? If you could collect and nail up in a strong wooden chest the gift of books, they would be very welcome. With kindest remembrances to all my friends, I am, yours faithfully, (Signed), EDGAR R. JONES." Books may be sent to Mr. Lewis Jones at Milbourne Chambers, Merthyr, or to Mr. W. C. Thorne, at the Y.M.C.A. Buildings, Merthyr.
Obituary. MR. D. HAMMOND, ABERDARE. A prominent Aberdare resident passed away on Sunday in the person of Mr. D. Hammond, Brynhyfryd, superinten- dent of the Prudential Assurance Co. Since his advent to Aberdare a few years ago Mr. Hammond had actively identified himself with several local movements and institutions. He was vice-president of the Aberdare Constitu- tional Club, and a member of the Exe- cutive of the Primrose League (Lady Lewis Habitation). He was an ardent Churchman and Conservative. He was one of the promoters and the treasurer of the Aberdare Eisteddfod which was held on two successive Whit-Mondays Mr. Hammond was also one of the ener- getic pioneers of the successful Drama Eisteddfod held at Aberdare recently, and was very enthusiastic over the innovation. He was a genial man and very popular in the spheres in which he turned. Mr. Hammond was a keen business man, and he turned his business abilities and experience to good account. Much sympathy is expressed with his wife and only daughter. At the Aberdare Chamber of Trade on Tuesday evening the president, Mr. A. E. Harmston, referred to the death of Mr. Hammond, and remarked that the town had lost a useful citizen and the Chamber a useful member. Mr. H. H. Miles moved a vote of con- dolence with the family, and added that the late Mr. Hammond was a man of zeal and enterprise, and whatever he took in hand he cfid it conscientiously and thoroughly. He had not been a mem- ber of the Chamber of Trade for a long period, but he had become, in a very short time. a most active and earnest member. Not only would the Chamber of Trade experience a loss, but other organisations in the town would lose a willing helper. Mr. J. A Evans seconded, and said that only a few weeks ago Mr. Hammond (with himself) was busy collecting sub- scriptions to send presents to our soldiers and sailors. The motion was carried, all the mem- bers rising to their feet.
Aberdare Tutorial Economic Class. A very pleasant evening was enjoyed at the Aberdare Boys' County School by the members of the above class on Tues- day, Jan. 26th. Mrs. T. C. Edmunds was declared winner of the lady's first prize at whist, and was presented by Councillor Idwal Thomas with a box of chocolates, Mr. John Morris, who won the gentleman's 1st prize, was present- ed by Miss J. Phillips, B.A., with a copy of Kropotkin's "Mutual Aid." The refreshments were in the cap- able hands of a member of the class', Miss Williams, who is also the cookery mistress at the County School. After refreshments a very pleasant hour was passed listening to the beautiful sing- ing of Messrs. Willie Davies, Tre-. (vnon, and John Edwards, Gadlys. Mr W. R. Evans, the elocutionist, gave comic recitations. In the impromptu speech competition there were seven competitors. The question, "Should women go to war?" proved a very interesting subject. Mr W. R. Evans was adjudged the best, and I Miss M. A. Edwards, B.A., was con- sidered a very good second. A hearty vote of thanks was given to all who assisted to make the social such a success.
Aberdare Education Committee. On Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, Mr George Powell in the chair. The other mem- bers present were: Mrs. Davies (vice- chairman), Messrs. Owen Powell, D.. Jackson Thomas, D. R. Llewelyn, E. Ogwen Williams, Evan Jones (Aber- aman), T. Walter Williams, W. R. Mor- gan, John Griffiths, Wm. Thomas, W. M. Llewelyn, D. E. Davies, and John Evans, with Mr T. Botting (Director) and Mr T. D. Jones (assistant director).
Appointment of Dentist. At a meeting of the joint sub-com- mitteo (Mountain Ash and Aberdare); it was moved by Councillor G. D. Powell, seconded by Councillor G. H. Hall, and resolved that Mons. Rosen be appointed as temporary school dentist during the absence of Mr. Matthews, subject to the approval of the Board of Education, at a salary of B250 per an- num, the engagement to be terminable by three months' notice on either side. Mons. Rosen is a Belgian Refugee, as stated in our report of the Mountain Ash Education Committee in page 6. Mr. T. Walter Williams asked if a reply had been received from the Board of Education regarding this appoint- ment. The Director replied that no official response had been received, but Dr. Prichard had had a private letter. The Board did not seem to be very willing, but no doubt an official iHtiniation" would be received in a day or two. The Chairman remarked that there was no doubt about the man's qualifi- cation. The other candidate, Mr. Gregg, had only just qualified, and was only 25 years of age, whereas the other was 36 years of age. Director: He commences duties to- day. Dr. Prichard thinks him very capable indeed.
Proposed New Clandar School. Mr. J. Lie well in Smith attended a meeting of the Finanoe and Building Committee and submitted revised Pre" liminary plans for this school. The plans were adopted subject to a slight alteration in the front of the Infants School. Mr. Smith estimated the cost of the School on a pre-war basis as fol- lows:—Mixed School, £ 4,894; Infants' School, £ 3,771; Handicraft Room, £ 315; Bath Room, £ 325; total, £ 9,305. Owing to increase in prices of various materials sinoe the commencement of the War this estimate would now be subject to an increase of at least 10 per cent. The question of including spray baths in the plans was now discussed. Mr W. Thomas said that the baths in Glynhafod Schools, Cwmaman, were not a great success, and were not used to the extent anticipated by the com- mittee. Mr W. M. Llewelyn: Do you make them compulsory? Chairman: No, those who want to bathe give their names in on a Monday morning. The majority of parents pre- fer bathing their children at home in front of the fire, and I don't blame them. Mr W. Thomas moved that that item be deleted If they required baths at any future time they could easily be arranged without interfering with the building. Mr W. M. Llewelyn seconded. Mr. Owen Powell,: We can raise this matter again at an opportune moment? Chairman: Yes. The motion was carried. Mr D. R. Llewelyn: How long will it be before we shall be able to commen,-t Chairman: Six months at least.
Local Man or Outsider? The Director said that the annual ex- amination of candidates for County School Scholarships would take place in June. It was necessary to appoint an examiner. The examiner last year was Mr. Price, schoolmaster, Dowlais. Mr W. Thomas and Mr. Ogwen Wil- liams strongly advocated the appoint- ment of a local man. Why should they give 210 to an outsider when a local teacher could do the work equally as well. Mr D. R. Llewelyn: Possibly some parents will have a grievance, and when the examiner is a local man there is un- pleasantness. Mr T. Walter Williams said that the appointed man should be above sus- picion. That was the object they had in view when appointing outsiders in previous years. There was no inten- tion of inflicting hardships on our own teachers. Mr Evan Jones said that if a man from the top part of the district were appointed, and the majority of the child ren who won scholarships happened to be from the same part, there would be dissatisfaction. Mr. W. Thomas said that Mr J. Griffiths, Brynhyfryd, would make. an Admirable examiner, and he moved that Mr. Griffiths be appointed. Mr Ogwen Williams seconded. Mr Evan Jones moved that Mr. Price again be appointed. Mr. Owen Powell seconded. When the vote was about to be taken Mr. Ogwen Williams demanded the names. Seven voted for Mr. Price and 5 for Mr. Griffiths. The former was there- fore appointed. Mr Owen Powell protested against Mr Ogwen Williams' request in such a triv- ial thing. What could be the object of taking the names. Mr. Ogwen Williams: Any member has a right to demand the names. Mr D. R. Llewelyn: I don't think it is wise to make such a request. Chairman: Every man's opinion should be protected, and this is a mild form of intimidation. I sympathise with the point of view of Mr Owen Powell. When two or three applicants are here for an appointment we gener- ally have a vote by ballot. We could have had it now if anyone applied. The Press have the right to take the names whether we do so or not. The Director said that candidates for this examination must not be more than 13 years old on July 31st next.
Proposed Street Colllection. The Divisional Officer of the Central Y.M.C.A., Cardiff, asked the committee to allow schoolchildren to make a col- lection, outside school hours, for the benefit of the troops. Mrs. Davies said that two similar ap- plications had already been refused, and she moved that this application be not granted. Mr. Evan Jones seconded.-Carried.
Loan of School. I Permission was granted to the Vicar of Cwmaman to use the Glynhafod School to hold services for six months.
St. David's Day. The Director suggested that the ce^ bra tions of St. David's Day be ob- served on Friday morning, Feb. 6th, and that a holiday be granted in the afternoon.—Adopted.
Cwmbach Church School. It was reported that nothing bad been done with reference to the pro- posed improvements at the C'wmbacb Church School for a considerable time past, and that it would soon be neces- sary for the committee to have information in order that they migW proceed with the proposal for improve- ments at the Cwmbach, Council Schoo It was resolved that the Managers of the Cwmbach Church School be as to furnish the committ-ee as soon as possible with information as to their i proposals and the exact date when the enlargements would be undertaken.
Tragic Death at Resolven. Mr. George Parsons, a clerk employed at the Ynysarwed Colliery, who at Neath, experienced a sad home-co«\ ing on Thursday evening. He from work about 6.15 p.m., and on goiO» into the kitchen he found his y?u/* wife dead in the chair. The months-old baby, which had evidenw fallen from the mother's arms,, was ly' ing unhurt on the floor. A heart seizure was the cause of dea^" Mr. and Mrs. Parsons had only bef* married about eighteen months. ceased was only 27 years of age.
Llanwonno Hunt. A meet of the above hunt with the Glog Hounds took place at CwmaJIlaJJ Mountain last Thursday morning, v Washington David was the master, a» Mr. W. H. P. Rees Deputy-masted' Amongst the members present were- Messrs. J. Kingsbury, W. BowdeO, Douglas Cates, Huntsman David Ro- lauds, and the Whip William DavieS' The following were on foot -M' Frank H. Fox, London; Tom Dayie^ Globe; John Davies, Globe; Rev. R1(^j ard Williams, Messrs. Tom Rees, Dan Jones. A start was made for neol Woods, and Reynard was speefu'^ found. He careered along the side of mountain, making the pace hot as went towards Tonllwyd. Side his brush was seen, disappearing Darrau y-Bwllfa way. From that direction doubled back only to be held up abo Blaengwawr Farm, after a smart aJ\> spirited run of 40 minutes. The Hun man and Mr. W. Bowden were in at the kill. More sport was seen in the atte^ noon, and a fox was roused in the roc*, of Bwllfa. The lateness of the prevented the chase, and the hocn were drawn off. The party repaired the Globe Inn, where the mask was P sented to Mr. Frank H. Fox, and the brush to Mr. W. Bowden. convivial at the Globe was enlivened w- songs, which were acoompanied by Tom Davies (Telynor Aman) on V* harp. Mr. Jenkin Kingsbury sang good old Welsh hunting song.
Siloh, Trecynon. A very successful competitive ing under the auspices of Siloh M-J' was held on Thursday night. Mr. Evans presided. The adjudicators wer Music, Mr. Albert Wya'tt; miscellaneo}^ Mr. D. Tom John. Awards;—Recita.ti< under 12, 1, Elvira Jones; 2, Lizzie >Vl| liams and Sarah Ellen Williams Open solo under 16, Vera Beynon, Edi^ Wyatt and Ceinwen J ones equal. R citation over 12, David John Davi^' Lizzie Davies and R. Rhuddlan equal. Open solo, David Tom John a» Mrs. Arthur Jones equal. Quarte^' Mrs. Rhuddlan Jones and Impromptu speech, "Agerlong," 1, J?**?. James Williams. Three stanzas, Congregational Church/ R. Rhuddj' Jones. A very interesting paper on early life of'Spurgeon" was read Mr. John James Williams. The ing took part in the discussion tn» followed:—Messrs. Tom Evans, JeQPrt Williams, D. Tom John, Handel Jord» Davies, and the Rev. Sulgwyn Davies-
Vicar of Aberdare Welcomed On Tuesday evening last, at the Memorial Hall, Aberdare, there was 14 grand social gathering to welcome the Vicar of Aberdare, Rev. J. A. Le^'1 B.A., and Mrs. Lewis. The follofl'i11^ ladies presided at the tables:—^M"/ Ilees, Glandare; Mrs. J. ri. P°tfV5 Danygraig; Mrs. A. L. Gregor; J. E. Tremellen, Mrs. Ll. M. JoneS, Sirs. Pardoe, Mrs. Tuck-field, J Williams, VVerfa; Mrs. Illtyd Mrs. T. Lloyd, Mrs. \V. Edwards, Jones, Glendale; Mrs. E,lford, Mrs. J.' Oxenham, Mrs. Vincent, Mrs. A. Mrs. J. B' Morris, Mrs. F. W. Mander; Glanynys; Miss Jones, Florence Villa, I n. Miss Maggie Jones, Cwrnbach; fS: Twissell; Miss Williams, Bute Villaf Miss Moses, Mrs. Pritchard. be After the tables were cleared taiti, Vicar presided over a capital entertai ment. The following programme Jf gone through :—Songs by Messrs. -Yi Williams, T. Powell, and T. H. Pow'?11' Mrs. Poole, Miss Gladys Britta^- L.L.C.M. Recitation (humourous^' Mr J. 11. Thomas. Violin solo, Archie Flooks. Violin duet, Misses/ Powell and E. Lea. The were Miss Tuckfield, A.L.C.M., and R. E. Pegge.' A very humourous sket was played by the following ladies gentlemen: Misses J. Ingram, V. »v,ji liams, and L. Nott, and Messrs. Powell, W. Warren and W. Pritcha During the afternoon tea the music supplied by Miss Ethel Williams, "er fa. Afterwards dancing took P Miss Lily Williams presiding at piano.
Letters to the Editor. JOHN JONES AND DRINK. Sir,—Mr. John Jones must have » sense of proportion if he is cause our War Office has, as he f1 0g. sent 250 gallons of rum to the tro 250 gallons amongst shall we say (probably more) men is roughly a 1and ter of a pint amongst twelve ^r'fact* that not per day. As a matter jcb- the much-discussed rum ration, is not compulsory, is, according tj0iu soldier returned from the front to I have been speaking, about a ta^^ iTyck ful every other day, and it is as .^er. for medicinal purposes as for anj^ jjis Mr. Jones should substantiate statement that dock labourers ot i^nk pool spend three days a week in ^io. and idleness, and he should as<Lmotxr how much truth there is in the r -gfc he refers to that drunkenness am women is increasing. There 18.ieg t» deal of evidence from many local" the contrary.fries Russia and France, being countn which war is being carried on, in that respect from this county, the measures they have taken are due to this cause.—I am. etc., u J. H. DAVI»- Cardiff.
The War. No Rest for Six Months. Wm. Cliff Thomas, grandson of the late John Thomas, of Glamorgan Street, Aberaman (known as "John Thomas y Waun"), and son of Mrs. Thomas, Swansea, formerly of Aberaman, spent a few days' leave at Guardian D. J. Phillips', Pleasant View, recently. Cliff has been in the Navy for the last 3 years, and is an A.B. on board H.M.S. Roxburgh. Prior to the out- break of war he was on a cruise in European waters. His squadron was in the Bight of Heligoland, and was engaged in rescuing survivors of the enemy's illfated ships: All the Nuvy boys, said he to our representative, were delighted to go into action. The sight of the enemy's ships highly pleased them. All the officers were confident that the Germans were in for a warm time when they would come in contact with the British Fleet. The weather whilst in the North Sea was bad. The first night's rest he had had for the last six months was the one at Gu&rdian Phillips'. Cliff is a good old sport, and popular in the district. He left on Thursday last, with the best wishes of his large circle of friends, for an unknown destination.