The Pavilion, Mountain Ash, Concert Direction, DALE, FORTY & Co., Ltd., Cardiff, I have pleasure to announce A Grand Evening Concert On WEDNESDAY, 31st MAY, 1916, at 7.30, By THE WORLD'S GREATEST CONTRALTO Madame CLARA BUTT And other EMINENT ARTISTES, Assisted by the MOUNTAIN ASH AND DISTRICT CHORAL SOCIETY. TICKETS (including Government Tax): Reserved 5/3 & 3/3, Unreserved 2/2. Admission (Limited) 1/2. Doors open at 7 p.m. Early Douns and Ticket Holders. 6.30 p. UJ. Plan and Seats at William Peters, Stationer, Oxford street, Mountain Ash, Phone 42, or Messrs. Dale, Forty & Co., Ltd., Piano Merchants, Cardiff. The Premier Theatre in the District. Grand Theatre, Aberaman. Proprietors: The Aberaman Workmen's Hall and institute. Ceneral Manager: ARTHUR NORTON. 6.45. TWICE NIGHTLY. 8.45. To-night (Thursday), Friday, and Saturday- A Great Picture you must not miss, ia:8, i..I.e.1iI1 In Five Parts. A sensational hut romantic chapter in the Great World Story of Munitions. Monday, May 22nd, 1916, and during the week. ENORMOUS ATTRACTION!! Important Engagement. of the world-famed MOHAWK MOORE & BURGESS MINSTRELS Ot the St. James' Hall. Piccadilly, London, W. (under the direction of Harry Benet). A RECORD COMPANY. COMEDIANS: WALLEY SCOTT, HARRY ALLEN, From the Hal) and • Comedian d^t TOM MAINE, JOHN TATE, The Whistling Coon. From the St. James' Palace. and NEWGO & SULLO Comedians and Dancers in Laughs and Bumps. VOCALISTS: HARRY ERST, F. S. CI LBERT, Bass. The Originator of Gilbert's Open., Co. ARTHUR ROBSON, LOUIS ROYAL, Teno England's Finest Male Soprano. A 61101 SIDNEY CLIFFORD, HECTOR BAIN, Tlio Famous Bass of the Turner Opera The Scottish Baritone. Co. Supported by the Splendid Choir of SO VOICES 20 "Cude 1 the Direction of Ernest Wolfe. The Second Part of the Programme will include many NOVELTIES Submitting Plantation Dances and Mirth-Provoking Interludes. General Manager Harry Benet Stage Director Wally Scott. Musical Director Ernest Wolfe. Advance Manager Arthur Burgoyne. Pit, 2d. Gallery, 3d. Pit Stalls, 4d. Stalls, 6d. Circle, 9d. 'Tax id. Tax id. Tav id. Tax id. Tax 2d. Total 21d. 4d. 5d. 7d. 11 d. Prepaid Small Advertisements. Inserted at the following specially low rates One week. 3 wks. 6 wks. s. d. s. d. s. d. 12 words 0 6 1 3 2 0 on 0 9 1 9 3 0 fl i 0 '2 3 4 0 1 1 3 2 9 5 0 u 1 « 3 » 0 These charges apply only to the follow- ing classes of advertisements ^-APari-, ments, Situations (Vacant or Y\ anted) To Let, Lost or Found.. and Miscellaneous Sales and \N Properties for Sale or Wanted a double above rate. Remittances mav be made by Postal Orders or half-penny stamps. If not prepaid extra will be charged. Advertisement and Publishing Offices, 19 Cardiff Street, Abeidore All replies to be called for at the Office. Advertisers who desire to have replies sent to them should forward wtMnps. WANTED. SECONDHAND Furniture bought in s any quantities.—Apply to Mears. Furniture Dealer, -2 Wind Sueet, Aberdare. 1 „ SECOND-HAND Violm and Case, complete. State price. Applj S complete. State price.-Apply hy letter, J3, "Leader" Ofiice. /GENERAL. Good home. — v., VT Leader "i Office- CLEAN Girl, just left school.— "Leader'" Office. ¡ Leader" Office. SITUATION wanted as clerk or assistant in office work tor girl ,ust left school; 14i years. — Apply.. ce' H D., Leader Office. (10RKS. — Representative- req aired j bv Firm Importers. Reliable connection necessary amongst brewers and bottlers, etc. Good commission.- ,kppl)-, B.B., "Leader" Office. 4 n' experienced strong girl tor A. bottUag stores.—Lloyd, Commer- cial Street, Aberdare. WANTED. RESPECTABLE General. Apply, Oá1} Inn, Wind St., Aberdare. GROCERY.—Wanted a smart young lady, 20 to 25. With experience in the trade preferred.—Apply by letter, G. "Leader Office, Aberdare. GENTLEMAN requires bedroom and sitting room. Easy distance from town. Terms moderate. Reply by let- ter to C.L., "Leader" Office. SHED to keep motor car. Must be dry.-R,&Ply to A.B., "Leader'' Office. APARTMENTS wanted. Abernant A Road preferred. Young couple. State terms, etc.-Apply, 8P., 'Leader' Office. GENT'S Second-hand Bicycle. Good condition; low frame, 26in. wheel. J., "Leader Office. SHARP Lad for Ironmongery. Apply personally, Pardoe and Son, 22 Cardiff Street, Aberdare. GOOD General.—Apply, Miss Moses, Redcroft, Llwydcoed. LODGINGS by young man near JU River Level Pit, Abernant.-X5, "Leader" Office. BUSINESS man wants 6 roomed house. Rent, inclusive of rates, to be 8s. to 10s. weekly. Careful ten- ants. Regular payers. In Aberdare or within easy reach. Apply, Z., "Leader" Office. DRESSMAKING. — Young Ladies Wanted as Apprentices, must be energetic.—Mrs. Rowland, 26 Tany- bryn Street, Aberdare. AMBITIOUS Women, Girls and A Youths wanted immediately to train as Clerks, Shorthand-Typists, Book-keepers and Secretaries. Quick inexpensive home training. Good posi- tions waiting when qualified. For free illustrated booklet describing these and many other openings, apply the Regis- trar, International Correspondence Schools, 269 Kingsway, W.C., or Local I.C.S. Manager, 17 Belle Vue, Treforest. < EMPIRE T MOUNTAIN ASH. Resident Planager EDPIOND PERRY. OIL TWICE NIGHTLY. OIL WEEK COMMENCING MAY 22nd. ROYAL ENGLISH OPERA CD. Late CASTELLANO OPERA CO., I That created such a sensatioh in London and Cardiff. ARTISTES: Miss Annie Annetta. Miss Annita Barone. Miss Hilda Moris. Miss Beatrice Hill. Miss Vera Neilson. Miss Agnes Marshall. Miss May Quisk. Miss Rita Dean. Miss Elsie Lvnham. Miss Gistrad Haves. Mr. John Child. Mr. Evan Jones. Sig. Giovani Bonibacioni. Mr. Tom Griffiths. Mr. George Neilson. Mr. S. Flasheey. Mr. George Rhodes. Mr. Charles Armund. Mr. Joseph Griffiths. Mr. Jack Thomas. Mr. Albert SttVllle. Conductors: Mr. Ciocomo Wehils and Mr. Boris Mogelesky. FULL CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA. Monday-MARITANA. Tuesday-DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT. Wednesday-IL TROVATORE. SPECIAL NOTICE. | Early Doors will be open for the convenience of those wish- j ing to avoid the crush. j Early Doors tc Pit and Pit Stalls 2d. and 3d. extra. ¡ Stalls and Orchestra Stalls 3d. extra. j THE OFFICIAL WAR OFFICE FILM i will be shown during the Early Doors. 1- -_I Thupsday-LILY OF KILLARNEY. Friday-FAUST. Saturday-BOHEMIAN GIRL. Seats may be booked in advacne. Prices of Admission—Ordinary Doors, 3d., 4d., 6d. & 9d. j -I FOR SALE. REAL Good Talking Parrot, L4; or exchange good gun or clothing. Can be heard any time. 7 days approv- al.—18 Gadlys Road, Aberdare. HORSE and Van. Cheap.—Apply, Hill and Co., Court Room, Aber- dare. LADY'S Cycle, as new, £ 3 5s.—Ap- ply, 274 Cardiff Road, Aberaman. DAY Old Chicks, Barred Rocks and R.I. Reds, best pedigree layers, 9d. each.—Jones, 3 Broncynon Terrace, Aberdare. MERICAN Roll-Top Desk and A Safe. Also horse, cart and harness. Cheap. Owner grouped.— Apply, F.A.B., "Leader" Office. AMERICAN Organ. Cheap. In good condition. Can be seen at 20 Trevor Street, Aberdare. OMS.-Adults or puppies, cheap.— JL Watkins, Liberal Club, Aberdare. FULL-size Billiard Table for Sale; splendid condition; Wrights makers.—Watkins, Liberal Club, Aber- dare. CBOLLARD & COLLARD Overstrung J Piano, Rosewood Case, Returned from Concert Hire. Cash Bargain, 234. 10 years warranty.—Harmston's Music Stores, Aberdare. FINEST Laying Strains. — White Leghorns, White Wyandottes, Buff Orpingtons. Eggs from 4a. Un- j fertiles replaced. Chicks from 8s. 3roody hens.—Da vies, Fruiterer, Jubi- lee Road, Aberaman. HEARSES, Coaches and Sheliberes —several at reduced prioes, and second-hand 240, equal to new. C&sh or special terms. Photos and particu- lars free.-Marston's, Hearse Works, 24 Bradford Street, Birmingham. MISCELLANEOUS. ACTUAL test proves that Karswood Poultry Spice, containing ground insects, produces double the eggs from the very same food. Packets 2d., 6d., Is.-John Davies, Corn Merchant, Duke, Street, Aberdare. CHICKENS thrive amazingly, lay- C ing 2-oz. eggs at 6 months old on Karswood Chicken Powder, containing ground insects, but no irritant what- ever. Packets 2d., 6d., Is.-John Davies, Corn Merchant, Duke Street, Aberdare. JFLNE & CO., 18b Whitcombe M Street, Aberdare, are buying and telling Second-hand Furniture. FOR ALL KINDS OF ARMY AND RAILWAY CLOTHING Call at Army & Railway Stores, 15 Cardiff Road, Aberdare (Opposite Full Moon). Army Boots a speciality. N.B.— Second-hand Clothing Bought and Sold. SOLDIERS! ALL LADIES AND GENTLEMEN desirious of doing another good turn for our GALLANT SOLDIERS, kindly encourage the CIRL CUIDES by your presence at their GARDEN PARTY AND SALE on THURSDAY NEXT, MAY 25th. Admission, is. Tea extra. — TO LET. BEDROOM and sitting, suitable for one or two lady friends. Bath h.c.-Apply, L.L., leader Office. Apply, Eagle kJ Hotel, Aberdare. DOUBLE Fronted Lock-up Shop and Cellar.—Apply 60a Sevmour St., Aberdare. HOUSE and Shop, 4 Thomas Street, Miskin, Mountain Ash, to let.— Apply, Landas Villa, Aberdare Road, Mountain. Ash. TWO Shops in best position in St. David's Square, Cwmaman. — Apply, Herbert, Cwmaman. TACK to let for Cattle and Ponies.-— Apply, Durbin. Belmont, Aber- aman. HOUSE, Shop and Warehouse, 20 Cardiff Street.—Applv, 29 Stuart Street. COMFORTABLE Rooms. Centre of town. Suit two ladies.-Apply, D.J., Leader Office. TWO Furnished Rooms or Three Unfurnished Rooms in respect- able locality. Only respectable people need apply.—Write F.A., "Leader" Office, Mountain Ash. COMFORTABLE lodgings or rooms, suit married couple, young men or ladies.—Apply, 16 Hawthorn Ter- race. HOME from home, suit one or two respectable young ladies or gentlemen. H. and c. bath. Terms moderate.—Apply, T.D.G., 'Leader' Office. FOUR Rooms, lately occupied by Mr. MacCormack Dentist. — Apply, 2 Cardiff Street, Aberdare. NOTICE TO TRADESMEN AND OTHERS. I THE UNDERSIGNED, will not > be responsible for any debt con- tracted by my wife, May Ingram, 3 Godreaman Street, Godrearman, from this date. FRED INGRAM. 3 Brynmair Road: Godreaman.
BIRTIJS, DEATHS aqd 14ARRIAGES, I BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS, ACKNOWLEDCMENTS AND IN MEMORIAM NOTICES Are charged at the minimum rate of 1/6 for 30 words, &nd sixpence for each additional ten words or part of ten words, and must be prepaid. J Lists of wreaths and wedding pres- ents are charged at the minimum rate of Is. 6d. for one inch and Is. for each I additional inch. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. CHOWLES.—Mr. and Mrs. John Chowles, 58 High Street, Aberdare, desire to thank all kind friends and relatives for their messages of sym- pathy and floral tributes sent to them in their recent bereavement. IN MEMORIAM. DANIEL.—In loving memory of my dear wife, Elizabeth Daniel, v. ho died at 12 Richards Terrace, Cwmbach, May 19th, 1913. Fondly remembered by her husband and daughters. No one knows the silent heartache. Only those can tell Who have lost their best and dearest Without saying farewell. —From loving husband and children. JAMES.—Er cof anwyl am Lewis Rhys James, 8 Sion Place, Cwmbach,, a fu farw Mai 18fed, 1903. 'Ni welwn heddyw ond adfeilion adgof.' -Ei Blant. DAVIES.—In loving memory of Pte. David John Davies, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, the beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Davies, 5 Bruce Street. Mountain Ash, who was killed in action at the battle of Festubert, May 16. 1915, aged 27 years. In the field of battle He bravely took his place, And fought and died for England I And the honour of his race. He sleeps not in his native-land, But 'neath the foreign skies. Far from those who loved him best, And in a hero's grave he lies. WILLIAMS.—In loving memory of Edward Williams, 21 Windsor Ter- race, Abernant, who departed this life May 21st, 1910. How we miss thy loving presence In our lives as years roll on; None but those who've lost their loved ones Can feel the bitterness of "gone." —Ever remembered by loving wife and children. RICHARDS.—In loving memory of our dear mother, Sarah Richards, 20 Colliers Row, Abernant, who passed away on May 21st, 1914. Greatly missed by sons and daughters. REES.—In loving memory of Mary, the dearly beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Rees, 15 Weatheral Street, Aberdare, who died May 1&> 1906. Sadly. missed. by mother, father, daughter and sister. EVANS.—In loving memory of our dear May, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Evans, Glan View, Brook St., Aberaman, who passed away sudden- ly on May 20th, 1915. Aged 19 years. Deeply mourned by parents, sisters. brother and grandparents.
ABERCYNON TEACHER COURT. MARTIALLED. On Tuesday the case of Emrye Hughes (21), school teacher, Abercynon, was proceeded with before the Court- martial held at Cardiff. There were three charges of disobeying orders and of using threatening language to a superior officer. Mr. Edward Roberts, Dowlais, defended. Sergeant-Major Ashton, of the Head- quarters Recruiting Staff, Cardiff, said that Hughes first of all refused to obey witness's order to strip, and when he refused witness sent for Major Reade, who again gave the order, and again prisoner refused. When leaving the re- cruiting office prisoner turned to wit- ness in a threatening manner and said, "All right, sergeant-major, if I can't do you in, someone else will for me." Mr. Roberts pressed witness as to how he could account for prisoner threatening him. Did you say 'I hope you will be shot?"—Witness: No, sir. Sergeant T. Hughes and Lance-Cor- poral A. Hooper gave corroborative evidence with regard to the alleged threat. Prisoner, giving evidence, said that in civil life he was a schoolmaster, and son of a Nonconformist minister. He was a Socialist, a member of the I.L.P., and secretary of the Aberdare Valley No-Conscription Fellowship. Proceed- ing witness said: "Together with Smith, Morgan, and Kendall I was taken to the recruiting office. The man I have since recognised as Sergeant-Major Ashton called our names. We said 'Here,' whereupon Ashton said, <We'll teach you to say 'Here, sir,' you Pro- ceeding, witness said they were then taken upstairs to the stripping-room, and courteously gave names, addresses, and particulars, which were taken. They were then taken to the examina- tion room and ordered to strip. They refused, whereupon Ashton described them as H- rwine." Major Lucas was fetched, and the situation explained to him. "He told me," added witness, "you will have hell at the depot, and be fed on bread and water." The doctor said "You know you are liable to be shot," and witness replied "Yon can bring your firing party. Subsequently they were escorted by 16 men with fixed bayonets to the depot, where, "apart from missing my watch they had been treated civilly and courteously.—Percy James Kendall and Bethuel W. Morgan gave evidence supporting Hughes' state- ment. In his address to the Court Hughes fully admitted disobeying the com- mands of the military. It was one of the inevitable results of conscription. Referring to the charge of using threat- ening language he denied it absolutely. Sergeant-Major Ashton, he said, used violent language throughout, and the whole atmosphere of the recruiting office was one of bullying and cowardice. The stripping room was a den of bulheg, blackguards, and liars. The' case then concluded, and the finding of the Court will be promul- gatpd in due course.
TRECYNON CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR. The case of Mr. John Thomas, B.A., Trecynon, came on for reconsideration tefore the Aberdare Tribunal on Mon- ay evening. Exemption was granted him some time ago provided he took up some work of national importance. Th., Tribunal, in view of Mr. Thomas not having yet taken up such work, resolved to refer his case to a London Com- mittee appointed to deal with difficult cases, chiefly conscientious objection. Tho committee in question will decide what work Mr. Thomas must take up.
HAGGARS CINEMA w MOUNTAIN ASH. Stupendous Attraction. THREE DAYS ONLY Commencing Monday, May 22, The Greatest and most Sensational Pic- ture of Modern Times, Entitled: THE CIRCUS OF DEATH (5 ACTS), See the Great Sensational Scene THE RESCUE OF A Child From Chimney Stack 150 feet high. Absolutely the limit in Sensationalism Exclusive to Haggar's Cinema
THE WAR. Aberdare Soldier's Death.-7609 Pte. Charles H. Wiltshire, of the 1st Devons. volunteered tor active service when war was declared. After serving in France for some months he was invalided home with frost-bite and rheumatism. After leaving Oxford Hospital he remained convalescent for about (1 month at home. On rejoining his regiment he was drafted out for garrison duty at Cairo about eight months ago. On Tuesday. May 10th, he succumbed to an attack of small pox. He leaves a widow and five children, who reside at 26 Pembroke St., Aberdare. Relics Of War.—Pte. Brinley Rees, South Lanes., son of Mr. and Mrs. Rees, 55 Pembroke Street. Aberdare, has been home oil six days leave irom the trenches, where he has been for eight months. He told our representa- tive that he was speaking to Pte. Tom Strong, of the same regiment, just be- for he was struck by shrapnel and killed. Pte. Rees was close to the King when His Majesty was thrown from his horse. On his way home he was introduced to Princess Victoria at Boulogne. Her Royr, I Highness spoke a few encourag- ing words to him. Pte. Rees has brought home several relics from the field of battle, including a broken German sword bayonet. His regiment is at present occupying a captured Ger- man trench, which is most elaborately built. On every soldier's grave a bottle is plaoed containing a, slip of paper with name of soldier and name of regiment. As he was returning to the base prior to coming home he had a narrow escape, a shell bursting quite near. Pte. Rees has been in several engagements, hnd his regiment is only twenty yards from the German trenches. He recently met several Aberdare boys. He returned to the trenches on Monday last. Pte. Rees was in good spirits. He told the following story. Somewhere in France there is an old French lady who keeps an eating house. Some of the British Tommies called there the other day, and one of them, unawares to the landlady, slipped a notice in the window, which read, "Fish and Chips, any amount here:" Of course the shop was inun- dated by British soldiers, to the perfect embarrasment of the landlady who could not understand any English.