YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU TO PRACTISE RIGID ECONOMY DURING WAR-TIME. ju nimiji' mum■ m ■■ — PRANCE WILLIAMS' Great 1/- Sale COMMENCED NEXT WEDNESDAY. This Sale is a Real Opportunity to Save Money Every Article you See in the Windows and Inside V PARIS HOUSE will be ONE SHILLING. INVASION ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN .11 ■1HIHMMMI- rn.m .wm For days and days to come we shall be invaded by battalions of ABEKDARE'S KEENEST BUYERS clamouring tor the SENSAIIONAL BARGAINS we shall ofil. DURING THIS GREAT SALE. Will you be in the Front Rank of Attack ? 23T MAKE A DASH FOR PARIS HOUSE.
TRECYNON. FOR ASTHMA, bronchitis, tight- chest, difficulty of breathing, try Emrv^" Cougli-Ease. It cut, the phlegm and "clears the tubes. ANNUAL SALE of Wallpaper, Furni- ture and Ironmongery at vV. H. Jones, 1 Mill Street, Trecynon, now on. ARTIFICIAL TEETH.—Mr. P. Rake attends Mr. Berry's (Hairdresser), Tre- cynon, every Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. Patients visited at own home, if desired. INTERMENT. On Saturday last at the Aberdare Cemeterv the remains cff the late fr. David Williams, Edward Street, checkweigher, were interred. The chief mourners were: Mr. John Rees, son; Misses M. A' L., E., M., and Emily, daughters; David, grandson; Mr. Rees Williams, Gorseinon; Mrs. Griffiths and Mrs. Humphreys, Penrhiwceiber; Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Davies, Tylorstown; Mr. W. Morgan, Blaenrhondda; Messrs. J. John, W. John, W. Edmunds. T. D. John, Mr. and Mrs. James John, Mr. and Mrs. D. Thomas, Mrs. H. Davies, Mr. H. M. John, Mrs. R. Davies, Miss C. A. John, Mr. D. Jarrett Williams, Merthyr, nieces and nephews. The following gentlemen from Gorseinon, friends of Mr. J. Rees Williams, deceased's son, were also present:—Messrs. Noah J. Davies, under-manager; J. Burnell, T. Hamblev, J. Jones and Rhys Jones, fire- men; John Thomas, D. Lewis, and W. Griffiths. Messrs. E. Pugh, M.E., Cwm- dare; Gwilym Rees, David Jones, over- man; Gethin Roberts, Tom Griffiths", W. Rosser, Guardian J. Prowle, T. Edmunds, Henry Williams, M.E., J. Griffiths, Bryn- hyfryd; Daniel Jones, and a large num- ber of workmen of the Bwllfa Collieries were present. The officiating ministers were the Revs. J. Grawys Jones, W. Cynog WTilliams, W. S. Davies, and Ben Vaughan. The undertaker was Mr. D. Tyssul Davies, Trecynon.
ASEROARE MAKE A DASH for Paris House, Aber- dare, next Wednesday. Everything a shilling. ARTIFICIAL TEETH—Mr. P. Rake attends rr. Berry's (Hairdresser)., Tre- ¡ cynon, every Monday from '2 to 8 p.m. Patient. vi^ii-pd at own home, if desired. MR. ROGER PRICE, Rhyl. thanks the inhabitants of Aberdare for the kind interest shown by them in the Swift Vacuum Wfu>ipr, thp invnlnnble labour- eaving invention. Mr. Price wishes it to be mane known that he has opened an office at 18 Market Square, Pontvpridd- In order not to disappoint any intend ing purchaser, letters addressed either to Pontypridd or care of Miss Evans, 32 Stuart Street, Aberdare, will have im- mediate attention. SEION (W.). Mr. Henry Lloyd (Ab Hevin) occupied this pulpit on Sunday morning last, whilst in the evening the Rev. H. O. Hughes preached from Ruth 1 18. BAND OF HOPE. On Tuesday even- ing last Mr. E. H. Hill gave an interest- ing and inspiring address at Carmel Hall to the assembled children. Nana Couldrey, Lily Jones, Lilian and Elsie Rogers, Beatrice James, Violet Jones, Ethel Cook. Lizzie Jones, and Clifford Jones contributed to the programme. Miss Bosher presided at the organ. A vote of condolence was passed in silence with the precentor, Mr. John Davies, in his bereavement. LECTURE. Under the auspices of Carmel (B.) Fellowship a lecture on "The Growth of Germany was given by Mr. Aubrey Roberts, M.A., County School, on Monday evening. Mr. E. J. Hughes, solicitor, presided over a large audience, who listened appreciatively to the enlightening address, which dealt with the evolution of the German Empire. The lecture was illustrated by a series of maps and views shown on the screen by Mr. Bosher, assisted by Mr. James Davies, Abernant. GOOD TEMPLAR Y. On Friday evening Bro. Len Cooke presided at the Pride of Aberdare Lodge at Carmel Vestry. The business of the Order I having concluded, Bro. Griff Evaus presided, and installed Sister Pomeroy, Sister Westlake, Sister M. Price, and Bro. Tom James as Dep. Marshall, Chap- lain, Vice-Templar, and Chief Templar respectively. Bro. Tom James, in tak- ing the chair, responded, and appealed for unity to secure the success of the Lodge. Parlour games were indulged in under the direction of Sister Westlake. GARDENERS' SOCIETY. A meeting was held at the Memorial Hall on Sat- urday last, Mr. Gerrish presiding. There was a good attendance, and Mr. John Davies. The Oaklands, Aberaman, read a very interesting paper on "The Cultiva- tion of Roses." A lively discussion followed as to the best method of cultiva- ting roses, the composition of the soil, etc. Messrs. T. Gerrish, J. Dennis, Gomer Griffiths, Samuel Cox. Evan Smith, John Stubbings, W. Baigent, T. Cobner, J. A. Prince, and B. Llewelyn took part. A hearty vote of thanks to Mr. Davies was proposed by Mr. Prince, and seconded by Mr. B. Llewelyn. Mr. Davies briefly responded. OBITUARY. On JMonday last the remains of the late Mrs. Williams, Canal Cottage, were interred at the Aberdare Cemetery. The chief mourners were: the Husband; Private E. J. Wil- liams, 5th. Welsh Regiment, Tunbridge Wells; Artley, Isaac, and Arthur, sons; Eliaa, daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Gwawr Street, brother; Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Church Street, brother; Mrs. Davies, Gwaun-cae-gurwen, sister-in-law; Misses M. A. Davies and M. J Davies, nieces; Mr. and Mrs. Welsh, Roberts- town, sister; Mrs. Gibson, Hirwain Road, sister; Mr. and Mrs. Williams, brother- in-law, Llarhilleth; Mrs. Parsons, Lyd- brook, sister-in-law; Mr. Davies, Robertstown. brother-in-law, and Mr. E. D. Davies, Gwawr, nephew. The bearers were Captain T. G. Chivers, Corporal A. Smith, Messrs. T. and W Terry and J. Morris. The officiating clergyman was the Rev. Thomas Jones, M.A., curate. The deceased was only 45 years of age. General sympathy is felt for Mr. Wil- liams and the family, who are members of St. Mark's Mission.
CWMBACH. MAKE A DASH for Paris House, Aber- dare, next Wednesday. Everything a shilling. HUNDREDS testify to the efficacy of Emrys Evans' Cough-Ease for coughs, colds, asthma, bronchitis, etc. One dose relieves. It is wonderful. BBENEZER Y.P.S. On Wednesday evening at Ebenezei* Vestry a meeting was held in connection with the above society, when Mr. Willie James read an interesting paper on "Obedience." Mr. Samuel Davies presided. The following took part in the discussion -Messrs. Thomas J. Davies, Daniel Owen. Sam Davies, Gomer James, Evan Edwards, and the Rev. J. Myddfai Jones. EBENEZER C.M.—On Sunday week at the above church the evening service took the form of children's service. Mr. Samuel Davies opened with reading from Scripture, followed by prayer. Several tunes from "Perorydd yr Ysgol Sul were sung, and the children recited many chapters from the Singing Festival Catechism, prepared by the Rev. J. Myddfai Jones, Cwmbach. Appropriate addresses were delivered by Mr. David Davies, Penbryn, and Mr. S. Davies. The superintendent of the school is Mr. David Davies, Penbryn; conductor, Mr. Samuel Davies, A.C.; organist, Mr. Gomer James. MILITARY NEWS. — Private Evan Miles, of Cross Row, who is with the 5th Welsh, and who had been on tem- porary discharge, was called up on Sat- urday, and is to be drafted out to India. The following recruits are now home on furlough, viz., Privates Jack Morris, Henry Harries, and Thomas R. Evans, all of Oak Row. They are with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, and are stationed at Wrexham. Also Trooper Tom Morris, who is with the Welsh Horse, and is stationed at Diss, Norfolk, and Private Morgan Lloyd, of the Seaforth Highland- ers, stationed at Aldershot. They all look well and fit. RED CROSS WORK. Out of 45 com- petitors in a Red Cross Examination held at Wilkesbarre, U.S.A., America, Miss Edith Prosser, daughter of the late Mr. David Prosser, of Big Row, Cwmbach, has been successful in ob- taining the first prize with honours. After the announcement of the result Miss Prosser was congratulated on all hands, and was conveyed through the streets in an automobile, accompanied by two officers of the Army and two nuns, after which she was driven back to the hospital. We learn that Miss Prosser intends to go in for a higher grade still in June. LECTURE. On Friday evening last the third of the series of Gilchrist Lectures was given at Cwmbach, the lec- turer being Professor John Cox, M.A., formerly Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, the well-known scholar and tutor. The subject was "Lightning and Lightning Rods." The chairman was Councillor W. R. Morgan, solicitor. The lecture was of an educative nature. Certain scientific facts were put to the audience in a most illuminating manner by him. All present were delighted and edified. The lecturer conducted a num- ber of interesting experiments by means of an oxyhydrogen lantern. The series of lectures has been very successful, and the Institute Committee are to be con- gratulated on their endeavours to pro- vide intellectual treats for the people of Cwmbach. MILITARY WEDDING. On Satur- day morning last at the Merthyr Regis- ter Office a pretty wedding was solemn- ised. The contracting parties were Miss Esther Humphreys, eldest daughter of Mr. Edward Humphreys, of 1 Bethuel Row, and Private Morgan Lloyd, the only SOIJ. of Mrs. and Mr. John Lloyd of Richards Terrace, under-manager at Llettyshenkin Colliery. The bride was prettily attired in a navy blue costume with hat to match, and was given away by her father. The bridesmaid was Miss Jenny Lloyd, sister of the bridegroom. The duties of best man were carried out by Mr. Edward James Humphreys, bro- ther of the bride. The father of the bridegroom was also present. At the bridegroom's parents' home a sumptuous breakfast had been prepared. The following were present:—Bride and bridegroom; parents of the bridegroom; Mi ss Jenny Lloyd, sister; father of the bride; Mr. Edward J. Humphreys, brother, and several others. Private Lloyd, who was in his regimental attire including the kilt is in the 9th Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders, and is stationed at Salamanca Barracks, Alder- shot. He is well known in sport circles, being a sprinter of note. For many seasons he played for the Cwmbach A.F.C.
ABERAMAN. MAKE A DASH for Paris House, Aber- dare, next Wednesday. Everything a shilling. FOR ASTHMA, bronchitis, tight- chest, difficulty of breathing, try Emrys' Cough-Ease. It cuts the phlegm a'ld clears the tubes. RECRUITS. — Robert and Harry Hatton, sons of Mrs. Hatton, 4 Llan- thewy Street, have joined the Royal Field Artillery, who are stationed at Pwllheli. Roberts is a married man and has three children. The two men are in I excellent health. AT YNYSLWYD Baptist Church on Sunday the pulpit was occupied by the Rev. R. W. Davies, A.T.S., Pontardulais. At the morning service the preacher de- livered a most timely and helpful ser- mon on the realisation of God based on Job xi. 7, "Canst thou by searching find out God." He maintained that Jesus had answered in the affirmative, and had pointed the way when he said "They shall see God," referring to sincere anti unprejudiced seekers after the Divine. The vision of God in the universe re- warded the seer with a rejoicing spirit, a tranquil mind, a desire to serve, and an unclouded future. The subject- matter in the evening was "freedom ac- cording to Christ" (Gal. vi.) After closely explaining the true meaning of ¡ freedom and the nature of Christian freedom, the preacher showed that they who enjoyed the liberty of the Gospel had freedom from (a) the evils of life;
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CWMAMAN. MAKE A DASH for Paris House, Aber- dare, next Wednesday. Everything a shilling. NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL. On Sunday afternoon, February 21st., a branch of the St. Joseph's Church Sun- day Schools will be opened at the Glyn- hafod Council Schools. This step is an experiment, but there is every reason to believe that the foundation of a flourishing Sunday School will be laid down there. This innovation will fill a much-needed want in the upper part of Cwmaman. In the near future, if all goes well, another branch will be opened in the lower part. The Penny Bank, which has proved a successful and wel- come institution at the St. Joseph's Sunday Schools, will also be opened at the Branch Sunday Schools. There will be Welsh as well as English classes. C.E.M.S. — The St. Joseph's Branch of the C.E.M.S., which has been recently formed under the guidance of the Rev. formed under the guidance of the Rev. J. J. Williams, M.A., holds meetings on alternate Thursday evenings for the study of interesting and educative sub- jects—religious, scientific, economic, and Hociah. Last Thursday evening the mem- bers were treated to an exceptionally fine paper on the work of the C.E.M.S. by the Rev. Joseph Morgan, B.A., Vicar of Aberaman, The rev. gentleman inci- deiitally mentioned that much work could be done by a small band of earnest men, and such good work could be per- formed by every branch of the C.E.M.S., if its members only made up their minds to do it. The motto of the society is- I "Be strong and play the man." AIR RIFLE. Nightingales v. King's Head, Aberaman.—Shot on Saturday, February 6th, at King's Head Range. The latter won by three points. Scores: Nightingales: A. Roberts, 34; S. Hughes, 30; A. Wilson, 30; W. Dix, 31; D. E. Jones, 29; Tom Evans, 29; Ed. Daniel, 33; C. Whatlev, 34; F. Blake, I 30; J. R. Jones, 27; total, 307. King's Head: F. Davies, 30; A. Gowen, 33; H. Scourfield, 30; R. Cottle, 31; A. barber, 31; T. Davies, 32; H. Penny, 32; J. E. Price, 30; L. Harris, 31; S. Jones, 30; total, 310.—Excelsiors v. Cwmneol.—Shot on the Excelsiors' Range, Saturday, February 6th, when the home team won by two points. Scores: Excelsiorsr D. Davies, 29; W. Hughes, 32; W. Price, 30; Wat Lloyd, 29; D. J. Morgan, 28; 1\ Morgan, 30; Daniel Jones, 27; W. Williams, 30; C. Baldwin, 2i; John Hughes, 29; total. 291. Cwmneol: R. Welshford, 31; R. Draper, 28; W. Jones, 26; S. Saunders, 28; W. Reed, 30; E. Dodge, 29; W. Dmrston, 31; J. Pennington, 27; F. Welshford, 28; M. Davey, 31; total, 289. SOCIAL AND DANCE. — On Thurs- day evening an excellent social and dance was held at the Lesser Hall for the benefit of the local Auxiliary Fund. The event, which proved an unqualified success, was organised by Mrs. (Dr.) Bullen. The spacious hall had been tastefully decorated. The decorations were lent by Mr. W. E. Jojies, manager of the Emporium. The chairman of com- mittee was Mr. John Powell, M.E.; treasurer, Mr. J. K. Lewis. The ladies presiding at the. buffet were: Miss M. A. Lewis, Mrs. J. K. Lewis, Mrs. John Powell, Mrs. Rake, Mrs. J. H. Job, Mrs. E. Howells, Miss A. Bowen, Miss Dorothy Morris. The refreshments were generously given by friends. Messrs. J. H. Job and J. K. Lewis were the brewers. The musical programme was provided bv Miss Tuckfield, Aberdare; Miss A. M. Phillips, Miss Maggie Butler, Cwm- aman; Master Emlyn Davies (the boy soprano), and Mr. Burrows, Aberaman. Violin solo, Mr. Flooks, Aberdare. The accompanists were: Piano, Mrs. L. A. Dunlop and Mr. Haydn Jones, A.L.C.M., Aberdare; harpist, Mr. Roger Thomas. The M.C.'s were Messrs. George Panniers, Cwmaman, and S. Burrows, Aberaman. Among those present were: the Misses Tuckfield, Aberdare; Mrs. (Dr.) R. F. Thomas, Miss Ethel Wil- liams, Mrs. and Miss Hughes, Glen- brook; the Misses Gwen and Nancy Howells, Miss Nellie Martin, Miss Temple, Aberaman; Miss Jessie Jones, Miss Mason, Miss Wilmore, Mrs. Adair, Mrs. Davies, Mrs. Kingsbury, Mrs. Jenkins, Aberdare; Mrs. James Thomas, Mount Pleasant; Mrs. Burrows, Mrs. John Powell; the Misses Lake, Miss- Jenkins, Miss Stephens, the Misses May and Maggie Rothwell, Mis6 Maggie Butler, Mrs. David Owen, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Davies, Mr. and Mrs. John Lloyd, Brynhyfryd; Miss Louisa Rowlands, Mrs. F. Raison, Mrs. F. Constance, Mr. W. E. Jones. Mr. Archie Flooks, Aberdare; Mr. ^Volfe, Mr. John Edwards, Mr. T. J. Davies, and Mr. Will Rothwell. The crockery and table linen were generously provided by the Misses Irene and Althea Lake.
ADERCWMBOI. MAKE A DASH for Paris House, Aber- dare, next Wednesday. Everything a shilling. BETHLEHEM (CONG.). On Sun- day morning and evening the Rev. D. Cadfwlch Davies, St. Clears, occupied the above pulpit. REHEARSAL. At Bethlehem Chapel on Monday a Cymanfa Ganu rehearsal was held by the Congregational churches of Cwmaman, Godreaman, Aberaman, Cwmbach, and Abercwmboi. Mr. Philip Rees, A.C., conducted, while Professor Jonah Rees, A.R.C.M., was at the trgan. DEATH. Mr. William Palmer, of Park View Terrace, passed away on Tuesday of last week. The interment took. place on Monday last at the Aber- dare Cemetery. The deceased had been in the fishmongery business at Aber- cwmboi for many years. He leaves an aged widow and several children. OBITUARY. We learn that the death has occurred at the age of 73 of Air. Morgan Edwards, who resided for a short time in this village with his daughter, Mrs. Eggleton, Bronallt Terrace. During the latter portion of his life he resided with his son, who if. a Baptist minister, and who, by the way, is to officiate at Gwawr Baptist Chapel, Aberaman, next Sunday. The late Mr. Morgan Edwards spent the greater part of his life in Cwmparc, Treorchy, where he was well known and universally respected. Morgan Good Templar" he was called by most people, a name given to him for his zeal on behalf of Tem- I, perance. He was a devoted and energetic member of the local Welsh Baptist Church at Cwmparc. The interment took place at Bethania, near Llanon, Cardiganshire, last Thursday. The deep- est sympathy is felt for Mrg Eggleton and her daughter, Miss Eileen Eggleton, in their bereavement, coming as it does I so quickly after the death of Mrs. Eggleton's husband, who met with a fatal accident at Aberaman Colliery about two months ago. 0
Shall all the World Sleep? Shall all the world sleep Whilst corpses strew the land and the deep ? Dear ones taken, yos taken away To lie in torment in blood-wetted clay. Shall not they that caused this fray Be destined to die in some horrible way ? What shame, that one prince's assassin- ation Should blur the world's peace and civilization! Nations' lust for power and gold Is the source of it &11, if the truth be told. 'Tis a time of struggle, a time of strife, When Christian nations despise human life. Where's the "Justice and Peace" that ¡ are preached every day? Why does this hloodthirst hold o kr us its sway ? I GARFIELD WILLIAMS.
Local War Relief Funds. ALLEGED FALSE PRETENCES. A meeting of the Belgian Refugees Committee was held on Monday evening at the Council Chambers, Aberdare. Subsequently a meeting of the executive of the Prince of Wales Fund was held. Councillor W. Thomas, chairman of the District Council, presided at both, and there were also present: Ir. F. W. Mander, J.P., Mr. D. Ll. Griffiths, Clerk to the District Council, and Mr. Abraham Watkins, deputy-clerk; also a good number of members. OUR BELGIAN GUESTS. At the first meeting the chairman reacfa lengthy communication from the Government Commissioner, referring to the great number of Belgian Refugees now in this country, and the necessity of finding employment for them where it could be done without it being detrimen- tal to British workers. Also the de- sirability of rendering to these refugees such aid as would not pauperise them. Mr. Mander: All the male Belgians in this locality are employed except three. Rev. J. Griffiths: That letter does not apply to Aberdare at all. Chairman: No, but perhaps it may later on. We shall keep it in mind. Mrs. Jenkins: Tell them that as usual we in Aberdare are ahead of the Government. THE MEA OF THE AUXILIARY FUND. The Clerk stated that the above Fund eked out a hand to mouth existence just now. They had just been saved that week by a cheque from the teachers. The Chairman impressed the necessity of having more contributions, or the soldiers' dependents would be pauperised by having to seek poor-law relief. It was stated that the Aberdare Fund and the Cwmaman Fund were over- lapping. The Clerk said that they in Aberdare had been helping cases in Cwmaman. Besides, Cwmaman had representation on the Aberdare Fond. It was stated, however, that the clashing would soon come to an end by the discontinuance of the Cwmaman Auxiliary Fund. The Chairman remarked that many could not understand the need or object of the Auxiliary Fund. In order to make could not understand the need or object of the Auxiliary Fund. In order to make it clear he would point out two concrete cases. (A) was a wife in receipt of, say, 15s. from the Sailors' and Soldiers' Association and lis. from her husband's former employers, such as the P.D. Co., for instance. She received a total of 2&. per week towards herself and one child. (B) was a wife in receipt of the same amount from the Association, but re- ceived nothing from her husband's for- mer employer. The object of the Auxiliary Fund was to give to B a grant which would bring her weekly receipts to the level of those of A, if possible. ALLEGED FRAUD. The Committee decided to prosecute two women, one from Abercwmboi and the other from Cwmaman, who, it was alleged, had obtained money from the Committee of the Prince of Wales' Fund by false pretences. ARISTOCRATS AND MINERS' MONEY. With regard to the miners' levy to- wards the War Fund complaints were made that a committe of aristocrats, who controlled the money, had not sent any relief to Aberdare. It was decided that Mr. C. B. Stanton, miners' agent, should speak to Mr. T. Richards, M.P., and that the Clerk should communicate with the com- mittee in question regarding the matter.
Aberdare Council Elections. Two Vacancies in the Town Ward. In a month or so the electors of Aber- dare and District will be asked to ap- point or re-appoint members of the I Aberdare District Council. The retir- ing members are: I Lhvydeoed Ward: Mr. J. O. George. Gadlys Ward, Mr. Idwal Thomas. I Town Ward, Mr. Wm. Thomas. Blaengwawr Ward, Mr D. Jackson Thomas. Aberaman Ward, Mr. W. Rees, J.P. Messrs. Jackson Thomas, Idwal Thomas and Wrm. Rees will seek re- election. It is doubtful whether Mr. J. O. George will allow his name to go forth for re-election. It has been rumoured for some time that when his present term of office expired Mr. George would retire from the Council altogether. It will be seen from an announcement made by Mr W. Thomas himself at the Council meeting, that he docs not in- tend to seek re-election. It is also un- derstood that Mr A. P. Jones, who is leaving the district for Cardiff in con- sequence of his new appointment as chief accountant under the Bute. will express wish to retire. Two vacan- cies will therefore occur in the Town Ward. Messrs. Richard Morgan and J. W. Hurt are spoken of as likely can- didates. Mr Morgan made a good fight last July for a seat on the Council for this W ard. Mr. Hurt will be nomin- 1 ated by the Aberdare Chamber of Trade. It is not yet known whether the Labour Party will place a candi- date in the field. One of the two candidates elected next month—or the first Monday in April-will have to seek re-election in March, 1916, because it is then that Mr A. P. ',Iones,' proper term expires. If two new members are elected unopposed it will be rather a difficult question to settle as to who shall sit for three years and who for one year. In the event of an election the candidates who obtains the iargest number of votes will be entitled to sit for three years.
Councillor William Thomas' Retirement. I Councillor W. Thomas, Solicitor, Aberdare, has announced his intention of resigning his seat as representative of the Town Ward on the Aberdare Dis- trict Council at the next election in March. Nine years ago Mr Thomas was returned for the Town Ward with a great majority. At the next and the subsequent elections he was returned unopposed. Ho has been chairman of the Education Committee, and also an overseer of the parish. This year he occupies the chair of the District Coun- cil. It has been a very busy year for him, for he acts also as chairman of the Prince of Wales Relief Fund, the Bel- gian HcfugL Committee, and the Aux- iliary Fund. Besides, in the absence of Major G. A. Evans, J.P., Mr. Thomas has this year been called upon to depu- tise him as High Constable of Miskin Higher, the gallant Major being away on active service. In politics Mr Thomas is a Liberal. He is the treasurer of the Merthyr Boroughs Liberal Association, a mem- ber of the National Liberal Club, and of the Executive of the Welsh National Liberal Council. He has been Worship- ful Master of the St. David's Lodge of Freemasons. He takes an enthusiastic interest in Friendly Societies generally. During his tenure as chairman of the Prince of Wales Fund, Aberdare has been able to collect about t6,000 to- wards War Relief. It was he that or- ganised that first memorable recruiting meeting held at the Aberdare Market Hall. Since then he has addressed several recruiting meetings and served well the cause of patriotism in various ways, tie rendered immense service in connection with the establishment of the Welsh Hospital Bed. He is a mem- be," of the Governing Body of the Uni- ( versitv of Wales and a Governor of the Aberdare County Schools. Mr Thomas also represents the Aberdare Town Ward on the Glamorgan County Coun- cil. and sits on several important com- mittees in connection with that body. He has an extensive practice in Aboi- dare, and in addition to other import- ant legal appointments, is solicitor to the Aberdare District of the Miners' Federation. But with all this demand on his time ind attention, Councillor Thomas is never a shirker of public duties. He is no absentee member, but has a record attendance to his credit on all the many bodies and institutions which he serves. He has lived the strenuous life of late, and considers thut a little relaxation is essential. However, his constituents will be very reluctant to let him go.
Notes Here and There. (BY WHO). Owing to a break-down in health Councillor Idwal Thomas is going to South Africa for a few months. I hope that he will return strong and full of energy for the work that he has at I heart. I Councillor Idwal Thomas is one of the most useful Labour members on the Aberdare District Council. He is an able orator in English and Welsh, and a keen debater. His confreres wish him bon voyage—au ♦evoir, but not good- bye. The Labour Party are making pre- parations for the coming District Coun- cil elections. The IVade Union Lodges are seeking for candidates to fill the vacancies and to win new seats. The Ward Committees have been called together to prepare for action. The plan of campaign has been drawn out. It is rumoured that Councillor J. O. George, Hirwain, will not seek re- election. Mr. George has served the ratepayers well. He has brought the interests of Hirwain well to the front, and his tenacity has been rewarded in getting improvements for isolated Hir- wain. I do not know if it is the intention of the Labourites at Hirwain to bring forth a champion for the vacancy. If so, I should like to see Mr. Gwilym Rich- ards, minimum wage agent, selected. He ie a good speaker in both languages, and has taken a great interest in the Labour movement and its many aspects. Councillor Jackson Thomas is to be opposed, I understand. The candidate has not been finally decided upon, but I find that the chairman of the Trades and Labour Council, Mr. Thomas Daniel, Cwmbach, has been named by some societies. Councillor William Rees, J.P., is the retiring member in the lower ward, and it is most likely that he will have a walk over. Is the Free Church Council of Aber- date-e.ither the Welsh or English sec- tion-alive. I have not heard of them for a long time. There is still work for them in Sweet 'Berdar. I don't know whether they are interested in municipal elections. We all know that they are first and foremost in Parliamentary frays. It may be that there are bigger guns on the Parl. platforms than D.C. platforms, and that the welfare of the nation is of more importance than that of the ratepayers of their particular towns. A boxing-contest, it is said, is the only thing that will be means of awakening. Wait and see.
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(b) the worries of life; (c) freedom to perform the duties of life, and (d) free- dom from the fear of death. The two discourses were much enjoyed. INTERMENT. The remains of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Vater, wife of Mr. W. A. Vater, 1 Mason Street, were in- terred at the Aberdare New Cemetery on Thursday last. The Rev. J. James, Bethania, Cwmbach, officiated at the house. The appended were the chief mourners: Husband; Messrs. William Edwards, Penygraig, father; George A. Vater, Aberaman, father-in-law; Daniel and Evan Edwards, Dinas and Trealaw respectively, brothers; David John and Edwin Davies, Onllwyn, step-brothers; Nathaniel Evans and Thomas Vater, Aberaman; .David John, Cwmbach, and Fred Rees, Cwmbach, brothers-in-law; Dan Edwards, Johnny Edwards, Evan Edwards, and Evan Thomas, Rhondda; Morgan Davies, Cwmbach; Robert Vater, Thomas Vater, and Thomas Jones, Aber- aman; John Morris and Thomas Daniel, Cwmbach, and Roderick Williams, Aber- aman, uncles; Evan Thomas, Charles Thomas, Rhondda; Thomas Vater, Jesse Vater, Aberaman; Edwin Davies, Fern- dale, and Gilbert Davies, Aberaman, cousins. Floral tributes were sent by: (1) Husband; (2) father and mother-in- law and family; (3) Miss Lucy Vater, sisterin-law; (4) Athletic Football Club players; (5) Athletic's Committee of Management; (6) Arthur Davies, friend; (7) Seion Wesleyan Church. RECRUIT'S SEND-OFF. At the Royal Exchange on Friday evening last a large number of the Cwmbach Co-oper- ative Society (Aberaman Branch) em- ployees, together with a number of friends, assembled to bid adieu to Mr. Charles Dennis, provision hand at the branch, who has enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery. He was presented with a gold medal in recognition of his re- sponse to Kitchener's call. Mr. Josiah Emanuel (foreman of the branch), who presided, expressed his regret in losing such an efficient hand at the counter. He also referred to the good relationship which existed between Mr. Dennis and his co-workers. Songs were given by Messrs. George Williams, Gomer Roberts, Dan Hughes, Samuel Miles, William Williams, Regent Street, and Mr. Charles Whitchurch. Mr. William Williams presented the medal on behalf of the Aberaman Branch employees, and wished the recipient good luck and a safe return. Mr. Dennis, who feelingly re- sponded, thanked the donors for their fift, which he would always cherish. t would remind him of the nappy times spent in their midst. Songs were given by Mr. Daniel Hughes, Mr. T. J. Davies, and Mr. J. Emanuel. A duet competition took place, in which three parties com- peted. The winners were Messrs. George Williams and Gomer Roberts. The prize was a silver medal. A glee by Mr. James Bick and party was given. Mouth organ selection, Mr. Ivor Williams. The rendering of "God save the King bv Mr. Sam Miles closed the meeting. The accompanist was Mr. T. J. Phillips, who also gave an overture on the piano. The chairman was thanked on the pro- position of Mr. Sam Miles, seconded by Mr. Gomer Roberts Mr. J. Etnanifel had charge of the arrangements. Mr. Dennis, who has a wife and three chil- dren at George Street, left on Saturday morning for Pwllheli where the battalion is billetting. "THE WISHING CUP." On Wed- nesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings Saron Congregational Juvenile Choir, under the conductorship of Mr. Handel Harries, gave three excellent per- formances in full character of the well- known operetta, entitled "The Wishing Cup (W. Smyth Cooper) at Saron Hall, which was on each occasion crowded. The presidents were Councillor D. E. Davies, Mr. J. H. Powell, and Mr. Tom Edwards respectively. The piece was admirably staged, and the singing by the children reflects great credit upon the conductor, and also Miss M. A. Davies, who was the stage manageress, assisted who was the stage manageress, assisted by Miss Cox. Miss Gwladys Jones, A.L.C.M., gave valuable service at the piano. The characters were represented as follows:—Dame Durden, Miss Mary Phillips; Farmer Durden, Mr. Evan Richard Perkins; Elsa, Miss Bessie Jones; Katisha, a gipsy queen, Miss Elizabeth Ann James; Ike, a gipsy, Mr. George Jones; Ben, his brother, Mr. Maldwyn Morris; Polly, Miss Mary Prestwood; Dorothy, Miss Winnie Thomas; Sue, Miss M. H. Lewis; Kit, Miss Naomi Davies; Peg, Miss Katie Williams; Lou, Miss Buddug Thomas; Mattie, Miss Arianwen James; Phoebe, Miss Olwen Thomas; Meg, Miss Carrie Edwards; Jane, Miss C. A. Williams; i airy Aeola, Miss Maggie Thomas; Fairy Volante, Miss Haulwen Thomas; Fairy Epiona, Miss Cissie Charles. If would be invidious to single out any actor or actress for special praise. All played their parts well. The stage effects were most real. The tableaux at the end of each act were well done. Miss Margaret Ann Jones and Miss Cox acted as prompters and stage directors. The dresses and scenery were charming. The singing was of a high standard. Messrs. Tom Evans and D. J. Phillips were at the scenes. The assistant con- ductors were Messrs. James Davies and John Perkins.