f IMF TMT ABERDARE CINEMA, MONDAY, MAY 22, for Three Days: George R. Sims' Famous Play TWO UTILE VA6AR0NDS THURSDAY, MAY 25, for Three Days: A Great Human Story, THE WAIF ALSO FATTY's PLUCKY PUP A Screaming Comedy in Two Parts. CLARKE'S THE MAN. Time and Prices as usual. CLARKE YW'R DYN. Services for Sunday Next. HIGHLAND PLACE UNITARIAN JLjL Church, Aberdare. Morning, at 11; evening at 6. Preacher, Rev. E. T Evans (pastor). CHRISTIANS' MEETINC HOUSE, FORCE VIEW, GODREAMAN. MR. T. E. ENTWISTLE Evangelist, of Manchester, Will Preach the Gospel in the above Meeting House on-Sundays, May 21st and 2Sth, at 6 p.m., and on the follow- ing Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. All Seats Free.—No Collections. TRINITY CHURCH, ABERDARE. HOSPITAL SUNDAY, MAY 21st, 1916. Preacher: Rev. J. LEWIS JENKINS, Pastor. Services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. HEARTY INVITATION TO ALL. Collections will be devoted to Cardiff Infirmary and Blinded Soldiers. ASSEMBLY ROOMS, CARDIFF ST. ON SUNDAY, MAY 21st, at 6 p.m. (God willing), MR. H. GREEN of Treherbert, WILL LECTURE. Subject: "THE MILLENIUM." SEATS FREE. NO COLLECTION.
CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS ON TRIAL. (Continued from page 4.) On W«*dnesday Bethuei W. Morgan, Ynysybwl. came before the Cardiff Court Martial. Similar charges to those against Smith were preferred against Morgan. Ho elected to give evidence, and Captain Cremlyn suggested lie should be warned that anything lie might say might be regarded as evi- dence against himself. — At the com- mand of Major Lucas (said prisoner) a private knocked off the hats of three of them, namely Kendall, Hughes, and witness. Captain Cremlyn Do you recognise the authority of the law in this country at all:I do not recognise military authority. Did you appeal to the tribunalsh—I did. You recognised their authority!-1 I recognised I was « conscientious ob- jector. Though you appealed to the tribunals, you refused to recognise their authori- ty;-—I did. You refused to strip for the medical officer.—Because I recognise a higher law. You allege bullying and intimidation. Had there been no bullying and in- timidation would you still refuser- would. The court next dealt with the fourth conscript soldier with religious scruples, who was alleged to have defied military law and order after being posted to the Welsh Regiment. This prisoner was Benjamin Percy Thomas Kendall. ;3;1 years of age, and a railway platelayer in civil occupation, working in the Abercynon district, where the local i bench of magistrates had already I mulcted him in a line as all absentee j from military service. Like his corn r&de Morgan, a. theological student,, Kendall was undefended. He was also charged with refusing to obey the orders of superior officers. Sentences were deferred, pending the trial of the other conscientious objector, Williams.
ABERCYNON. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. PULPIT. On Sunday at Tabernacle C.M. Chapel the Rev. T. P. Thomas, of Llanbradach, delivered inspiring ser- mons to large congregations. The rev. gentleman is an Abercynonite. WAR MEMS. Sapper Harold Burge came home on leave on Saturday. He is now at the Engineers' Training Centre, Llandudno. His brother, Sapper Willie Burge, R.E., is in the trenches in France. WAR JOTTINGS. — On Tuesday Mr. Morris Roberts, Ynysydwr, left to join the colours.—Private George Powell. Welsh Regiment, son of Mr. Powell. Nash Street, has come home from Mil- ford Haven.—Nurse Annie Owen, daughter of Mr. John Owen, Mountain Ash Road, has come home for a short holiday from Keighley, where she is stationed at a General Hospital. LECTURE. On Thursday evening a very interesting lecture on "Glamorgan, its people and customs/' was given at Tabernacle C.M. by the Rev. Gwmryn Jones, Miskin. Mr. David Francis, M.E., Troedyrhiw, presided. Solos were rendered by Miss M. J. Davies, Mr. John Owen, Miss Bettie Owen, and Mr. Willie Owen. Recitations by Messrs. Edward Francis and Thomas Jones, Ynysboeth. The accompanist was Mr. James, Abercynon. The chairman pro- posed thanks to the lecturer, which was seconded by Mr. David C. Roberts, Y nysboeth. j MILITARY. Mr. Reginald Pile. son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Pile, Lock Street, has joined the Royal Engineers. Prior to enlisting he was a surface mason at the local colliery.—Sapper Tom Powell, R.E., who, prior to en- listing was an assistant surveyor at the Abercynon Collieries, has come home on leave from Chatham.—Private Howell I driB Williams, Welsh Regi- ment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Williams, Herbert Street, is home from Rhyl.—Private GiVbs, Abercynon Road, has been home for the week-end from Blackdown Camp, where he is stationed with the 19th Battalion, R.W.F. CWRDD DOSBARTH. Cynhaliwyd y Cwrdd Dosbarth dan nawdd y Metho- distiaid Calfinaidd Adran Aberdar yn Tabernacl ddydd Mawrth. Llywyddwyd cyfarfod y prynhawn gan y Parch. R. S. Thomas. Pasiwyd penderfyniad cryf yn erbyn y "boxing contests" sydd yn cynyddu yn y Deheudir. Darparwyd te gan Mrs. Daniel Fenwick, Mrs. Edward Howells, Miss M. J. Thomas, a Miss C. M. Jones. Gofalwyd am y dwr a'r tan gan Mrs. A. Humphreys. Cynygiwyd diolch i'r chwiorydd gan y Parch. R. Gwmryn Jones, Miskin, ac eiliwyd gan Mr. David Davies, Mountain Ash. Yn yr hwyr cynhaliwyd cyfarfod cyhoeddus. Llywyddwyd gan y Parch. R. S. Thomas, a dechreuwvd gan y Parch. Richard Williams," Aberdar. Rhoddwyd anerchiad ar y testvn. "Cydymdeimlad Crist," gan y Parch. John Lewis, Aberaman, a siaradwyd ymhellach gan y Parchn. David Jones, M.A., Penrhiwceibr; William Davies" M.A.. Aberdar; J. R. Evans, B.A.. B.D.. Mountain Ash; R. Gwmryn Jones, Isaac Morris, B.A., B.D., YnysyVwI; W. bregoiy, Llanwonno, a Mr. David Davies.
ACKNOWLEDCMENT. PUGH.—Mr. Walter Pugh, Union St., Mountain Ash, desires to thank all kind friends and relatives for messages of sympathy and floral tri- butes sent to him in his recent be- reavement.
New Theatre MOUNTAIN ASH. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, An immensely Attraotive Pathe Film The SPENDER PATHE'S GAZETTE Of Wonderful War Pictures. COMEDIES, COMICS and STAI DRAMAS. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, A Startling Photo-Drama THE CLOSING NET A further Progression of EXPLOITS of ELAINE Together with Star.Dramas, Comedies and Comics. Prices of Admission- 2 £ d., 5d., 7d. and lid. Which includes the Government Theatre Tax .11- "Blobsolels wife ia very small, ia't she?" "Yes; you would hardly believe it, but I have heard it said that she goes through his pockots every night."
MOUNTAIN ASH COUNCIL ARBITRATION. All action arising out of arbitration p rooeedings concernings the laying of water pipes between Mountain Ash and tanks at Abercynon came before Mr. Justice Scrutton in the King's Bench Division on Monday. The plaintiff was Mr. Arthur Seaton, contractor, of Poutvpridd, and the respondents the Mountain Ash District Council.—Mr. Vaughan Williams, K.C., and Mr. Sutton (instructed by Messrs. Morgan, Bruce and Nicholas) appeared for plain- tiff, and Mr. G. A. Scott (instructed by Mr. A. Pincombe) for the respondents. Mr. Seaton contracted to lay pipes Jietween Mountain Ash and Abercynon. The pipes were supplied by the Council. When they were tested eleven of the pipes hurst, and the question was who was responsible for the cost of replacing them, about JE157. The arbitrator found that no damage arising out of the burst pipes was due to any act of negligence on the part of Mr. Seaton, and that JE157 w&s payable to him by the Council in the event of the court finding the Council liable.—Mr. Justice Scrutton gave judgment in favour of the Council, holding that the .contention of Mr. Seaton was not correct. His lord- ship refused to give costs of the special case. (
HACCARS MOUNTAIN ASH. Next Week: Circus of Death." The popularity of Mr. Bert Richards' engagement for next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday is undoubted. He has promised for many weeks the production of the great film, "The Circus of Death." and that promise he will re- fleem on Monday nixt. Many have suggested that owing to its cost it could not. be shown in Mountain Ash, but Mr Richards knows his patrons, and knows them right well. There will be no empty seats, and people who are on the look-out. for something outside the or- dinarv picture will be there early. There are subjects that fill us with wonder- ment, especially regarding the enormous risks that artistes have to take to pre- sent sufficient realism to grip an aud- ience. Just imagine the rescue of a child from a chimney stack 150 feet e high. No faking, but the actual fact. There are other scenes of unparalleled magnifioence, and the public of Moun- tain Ash will enjoy this entrancing en- tertainment. The usual programme of star dramas and comedy films will also !*■ shown.
) !t NEW EMPIRE, MOUNTAIN ASH. A great starring engagement is an- nounced by Mr. Perry at the Above hail for nüxt, week. The English Grand Opera Co. is to appear in a full pro- gramme on Monday night, and during the. week. This is a splendid treat in store for lovers of music, and Mountain Ash has always risen to the occasion when grand opera is presented. Mari- tana will be staged on Monday; "The Daughter of the Regiment on Tues- day. Verdi's "11 Trovatore will be staged on Wednesday, and J iiliii, Benedict's tuneful opera, The Lily of Killarney. on Thursday. Gounod' i "Faust" on Friday, and Balfe's Bohemian Girl on Saturday. Ail these are popular and particularly well known. The Co. is comprised of the mecnlters of the Castellano Opera, and all visitors are thereby assured of a treat. There will lie an augmented or- chestra and chorus, arid seats may he booked. The official war film will also be shown every night during the week.
CLUBS AND LIQUOR CONTROL. On Thursday, May 11th, a meeting was held at the East Glamorgan i Liberal Club, Pontypridd, presided over by Mr. J. P. Dhvies, Ferndale, and Ht- J tended by over 150 delegates, represent- ing 91 clubs, with :o,o:n members. It was stated that some 7,000 members of j these clubs were serving with the forces. Addresses were delivered by Mr. B. T. Hall, the secretary of the Working Men's Club Union, and Mr. J. Lovat Fra ser, who attended on (>elialf of Air. F. Solbe. the secretary of the Associa- tion of Conservative Clubs. Each of these organisations speak for over half a million members. The meeting was enthusiastic, and the strongest deter- mination was expressed as to future action. The following resolution was carried unanimously That this meet- ing protests against the orders of the p Board of Control as unnecessary, and calculated to cause hardship and irri- tation. It further protests against the unrepresentative character of the Board. and demand its control by Par- liament." It was further resolved to ask the Hoard of Control to receive a deputation who would submit the views of various districts as to the unsuit- ability of the hours fixed for all in spite of extreme differences in the circum- stances and hours of employment. It was stated in the discussion tha.t the strongest feeling existed, and- that a breach of faith had been committed in constituting South Wales a munitions area. a distinct pledge having been given to the contrary by the Minister of Munitions. Mr. B. T. Hall said that the Executive of the Union would not favour any policy of defiance or of cessation of work, which view was also expressed in a letter read from Mr. F. 1 Solbe
CWMDARE. DON'T delay, but call on JAY. D. MORRIS POWELL will hold an unreserved Sale of Household Furniture. etc. (see bills) at Market Hall, Aberdare, Tuesday next, May 23, at 2 o'clock sharp, MESSRS. J. M. JONES & SON, Builders, Undertakers, Funeral Carriage Proprietors. Business carried on as usual. Same address—90 Brecon Road, Hirwain.
TRECYNON 1). MORRIS POWELL will hold an unreserved Sale of Household Furniture, etc. (see bills) at Market Hall, Aberdare, Tuesday next, May 23, at 2 o'clock sharj).
ABERAMAN. D. MORRIS POWELL will hold an unreserved Sale of Household Furniture, etc. (see bills) at Market Hall, Aberdare, Tuesday next, May 23, at 2 o'clock sharp. WESLEYAN CHURCH. On Thurs- day an entertainment was held at the English Wesleyan Vestry. Mr. F. G. Finner presided. Mr. W. A. Bevnon's party of juveniles sang. Mr. Ivor'Pick- ford gave songs. Dialogue, "Their School Test." by a Band of Sunday School scholars. The Juvenile Party gave an action song, entitled "Gipsy Maid." Solo by Miss E. C. Prestwood. Dialogue by Mr. T. Loveridge and party, "Dibbs the Dummy." Dialogue by Mr. A. Minchen and party, "The Silent Wo- man." Mr. T. G. Lee was the stage j manager.
CEFNPENNAR. LET JAY supply you on their easy payment system. WEDDING. Miss Florence Annie Davey. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wil- liam Davey, 18 Phillip Street, Mountain Ash, was married on Monday morning at St. Margaret's Church to Mr. Wil- liam Charles Evans, 26 Toncoch Terrace, Cefn Pennar, by the Vicar of Mountain Ash. The bride looked very pretty in a charming Royal blue satin robe and wore a white silk hat. Miss Lily May Davey and Miss Maggie Griffiths were her bridesmaids. Her brother, Mr. Bert Price Davey, gave the bride away, and the best man was Mr. James Evans. The following guests were entertained at the bridal breakfast:-Mr. and Mrs. Price Davey, Mrs. M. J. Price, Mr. and Mrs. Will Price, Mr. and Mrs. W. Daley, Mr. W. Davies, Miss T. Clarke, Miss M. Waters, Miss J. Waters, Mr. and Mrs. T. Evans, Mr. J. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Davey, Mrs. Feltham, Mrs. Bray, Mr. and Mrs. Waters and family. The wedding motors were supplied by Gough's Garage Co. FUNERAL. The interment of the remains of Mrs. Ruth Evans, 19 Green- field Terrace, Cefn Pennar, took place in Bedwellty Cemetery on Friday after- noon. The Rev. T. J. Morgan conducted a short service at the house, and the Rev. D. E. Roberts, Vicar of Trefethin, performed the service at the graveside, The mourners were: Mr. and Mrs. James, daughter; Mr. and Mrs. David Evans, son;. Mr. and Mrs. John Evans, son; Mr. and Mrs. David John Griffiths, daughter; Mrs. S. A. Jenkins, Mr. and Mrs. Clemo, Miss G. Evans, Mrs. Harding, W. Griffiths. B. Griffiths, Lizzie A. Griffiths, W. G. Evans, M. Evans and B. Evans, grandchildren; Mr. and Mrs Joshua Rees, brother; Mr. and Mrs. John Jones, sister; Mrs. M. Jones, sister; David T. Jones, nephew; M. Jones and Mrs. L. A. Morris, nieces; Leah M., Doris, Myfan- wy and Gwyneth, great-grandchildren. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. Frank Mills and Mr. David Evans.
MOUNTAIN ASH. FORD'S in Stock with Sheen, Aberdare. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. 11" ONLY A TRY ON, we'll do the rest. Mac's the Shop for toggery.— Oxford Street. PARISH CHURCH. Holy Com- muniou was celebrated by the Vicar n St. Margaret's Church last Sunday morning at 8 o'clock. Matins and Holy Litany were sung at 11 o'clock, the Rev. I. Westhead intoning. Evensong was conducted by Mr. Westhead, and the Canticles were sung to Garrett in A. DIRECT YOUR ATTENTION to the; window, where Ted Mac displays some of his best straws, hats, caps, and ties. MOUNT OFFICER PROMOTED. Dr. Llewelyn Williams has been gazetted Captain. He has been trans- ferred from the R.A.M.C. to, the 2nd South Staffordshire Regiment. NOTICE OF DEATH. A War Office report of the death of Private D. Masters. Mountain Ash, Shropshire Light. Infantry, appeared in a Cardiff. contemporary. We understand that this does not refer to the son of the late Mr. John Masters and Mrs. Masters. Bailev Street, Miskin. GROUP ONE. We are informed that, twelve of the above group (18 years) in Lord Derby's Scheme were despatched to their various units on Wednesday morning. BANDSMAN. Bandsman Eddie Parsons went back to France on Tues- day evening after a short furlough of eight days. He had a good reception from the Mount bandsmen and a good send-off. EDUCATION COMMITTEE. We learn that the Education Committee at their secret session on Tuesday came to no decision for or against allowing Mr. J. J. Beckerlegge to resume his duties as teacher. The matter was held over trill next meeting, when it was hoped reply would have been received from the Roard of Education. LAUNDRY. We understand that the Mountain Ash Laundry, owing to the sinking of a new pit, will have to be closed. Mr. E. J. Lewis, the pro- prietor, informs us that his numerous customers will not be put to any in- convenience. Perfect arrangements have been made for the collection and delivery of all work entrusted to him. As in the past he intends to turn out the work quite satisfactorily. A post- card will receive immediate attention. THE INTERMENT of the remains of Mrs. Agnes Pugh, wife of Mr. Walter Pugh, Union Street, took place on Saturday afternoon in Maesyrarian Cemetery. the Rev. E. Burges officiating. The I.O.G.T. also conducted a ceremony at the graveside, being represented by Bros. Pickford, G.C.T., Penarth; Councillor J. Hocking, Maes- teg, and Grand Chaplain W. Williams. The mourners were: Husband: Private Paish, Mr. T. Rogers, Mrs. Rogers. and Mr. Rogers, sister and son; Mr. and Mrs. A. Pugh, son; Mrs. Picton, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Walters, Mrs. Mills, sister-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. T. Pugh, Pontypridd; Mr. and Mrs. S. Pugh, Mr. and Mrs. A. Pugh. Miss Annie M. Pugh, niece; Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, Master Lyndon Pugh, nephew; Mr. and Mrs. Phillips, Pontypridd. The funeral arrangements were carried- out by Mr. Frank Mills and Mr. David Evans. NEW THEATRE. Another great Pathe photo-drama—and what can beat them ;-will be shown at the Workmen's Theatre on Monday, Tuesday, and Wed- nesday of next week. It is entitled "The Spender," and features the beautiful actress, Miss Alma Martin. The story is of Peter, a rich man's son. and to just the same extent a rich man's anxiety. He early in life gets into trouble, and his father pays the gamester who blackmails him and ban- ishes him from home. Bagley, his valet, offers to share his exile. He meets a beautiful heiress and commences to woo her. In spite of the opposition of her father he marries her, and she is made an outcast with him. Peter and Baglav find work in her father's mills. Later they prevent a strike, and even the burning of the mills. This beautiful film ends most happily. It is well worth seeing several times over. Pathe's Gazette is more wonderful than ever. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday of next week a beautiful character subject, entitled "The Closing Net," will be screened, and a further progression of "The Exploits of Elaine."
MISKIN. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. OBITUARY. On Wednesday, May 12th, the death took place at 19 Ed- ward Street of Mr. Walter Howe, aged 47 years. Deceased was highly respected in the locality. He had long been a sufferer. His remains were laid to rest on Tuesday last at Maesyrarian Ceme- tery. The officiating minister was the Rev. Stanley Morgan, Providence, Mountain Ash. The funeral arrange- ments were carried out personally by Mr. David B. Edwards, undertaker, Miskin. MISKIN HEROES' RETURN. On Monday and Tuesday last Thomas Street was the scene of great enthusi- asm, it being decorated from end to end to mark the home-coming of two of our gallant men from France. One is Private Willie Stanton, of the A.S.C., whose home is at 56 Thomas Street. He has seen a good deal of fighting during the 14 months he has been out. The other is Private Michael Coleman. South Wales Borderers. His home is at 23 Thomas Street. Private Coleman has been in the firing line for 19 months. He was in the great attack at Loos. Thii. was his first leave. Both men have hitherto escaped unhurt. SMOKER AND PRESENTATION. On Tuesday evening at the Mount Pleasant Hotel a smoker and presenta- tion was held to assist Private Frank Angel, of 8th Devon, residing at Tir- felyn Street, who is home from the firing line, having lost his arm. Mr. T. Evans presided. Programme: Piano- forte overture by the accompanist, Mr. Arthur Watkins. Mountain Ash. Solos by Mr. Evan David Price. Comic songs, Mr. Dai IJoyd, the Llwynypia comedian. Solos by Mr. H. Williams, Abercynon, and Mr. Morris Davies. Comic, Mr. W. Watkins. Stump speech, Mr. Dai Lloyd. Solo, Mr. David Holly. Comic, Mr. Jack Edwards, Matthews- town. An appropriate address by the Chairman. The proceeds were handed to Private Angel by the chairman. The recipient thankfully responded. The chairman of Committee was Mr. James Bevan; secretary, Mr. John Morris, and treasurer, Mr. Clem Winter. Mr. John Jones sang the Welsh National Anthem,
PENRHIWCEIBER. S.W.M.F. On Friday, at. the Cwm Cynon Workmen's Hall, a meeting of the Taff and Cynon District was held to discuss the question of a bonus turn for the night checkweigher. Mr. Mark Hall presided. It was decided to pay the bonus turn. DEATH AND INTERMENT. We J regret to announce the death of Mrs. r Kate Taylor, wife of Mr. Howell Taylor, of 56 Church Street, who passed away at the age of 51 on Thurs- day. May 11th. Deceased, who was highly respected, had resided in Pen- rhiwceiber for many years. She leaves a sorrowing husband who has been for years almost blind. The funeral took place on Monday last at Abercynon Cemetery. The Rev. Daniel Da vies, Carmel. officiated. The mourners were: Husband; Mr. and Mrs. William Taylor. son: Mr. and Mrs. Emrys Wynn. son; Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Taylor, son; Miss Catherine Wilding, niece; Mrs. John Williams. Mrs. Maiden, Miss Mary W ynn, grand-daughter.
YNYSBOETH. LET JAY supply you on their easy payment system. THE INTERMENT of the remains or Mr. James Bonner, of St. Ives Cottage, took place at Maesyrarian Cemetery on Monday. The deceased was a faith- ful member of the Wesleyan Church, Penrhiwceiber. He was 55 years of age. The officiating minister was the Rev. Llewelyn Morgan. The chief mourners were: Widow; Mr. J. Bonner, son; Mr. and Mrs. Jukes, daughter; Mr. and Mrs. William Roberts, sister; Mr. and Mrs. David Bonner, Pengam, brother; Mr. and Mrs. Ebenezer Ed- wards, Penrhiwceiber; Mrs. Tones and son, Treharris; Mrs. Thomas, Treharris; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, Pontrhydygroes; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Jones, Penrhiwceiber; Mr. and Mrs. Evan Jones, Mountain Ash: Mrs. Rees Jones and Mr. and Mrs. David Jones, Porth; Mr. David J. Bowen, Treharris; Mr. and Mrs. Rich- ard Edwards and Mr. Edward Edwards, Penrhiweeiber; Mr. and Mrs. David Jones, Meurig House; Miss Ishmael, Mrs. Elizabeth Deward, Mountain Ash; Miss Sarah Jones, Mountain Ash; Mr. James Williams, Penrhiwceiber, and Austin Bonner Jukes. Mr. Frank Mills. Mountain Ash, was the under- taker.
YNYSYBWL. LET JAY supply you on their easv payment system. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES were held at Glyn Street (C.M.) Church on Sunday and Monday last, when the special preachers were the Rev..1. H. Howard, of Colwyn Bay, and' the Rev. D. Evans, M.A., of Pontypridd. OBITUARY.—We regret to record the death of Mr. William Gibby, of Hcol-y-fynwent, which occurred Oil Sunday. Deceased for many years held the post of caretaker of the Lady Wind- sor Library, which then occupied two houses in Augustus Street. ACCIDENT.—A severe aecirlent. lie- fell Mr. D. W. Thomas, of Windsor Place, on Wednesday, whilst following his employment at the Mynachdy ( Yd- liery. It was found that he had sns- tained a dislocation of the hip-joint and other injuries, and was conveyed to the Pontypridd Cottage Hospital. He is progressing very favourably. J MILITARY SERVICE ACT.—At the Workmen's Institute on Tuesday even- ing a meeting was held under the, aus- pices of the local lodges of the Miners' Federation to protest against the Mili- tary Service Act, and petition for its repeal. The chair was occupied by the Rev. J. T. Jones. The chief speaker was Mr. John Thomas, B.A., of Aber- dare. SICK-NURSING.—The result of the examination of the Evening Class in Sick-Nursing held at the Trerobart School last winter has now come to hand. The instructor was Nurse A. White, of Aberaman, health visitor under the Mountain Ash Urban Dis- trict Council, and who is to be con- gratulated on the satisfactory results. The successful students are: Mrs. M. Rylands, Mrs. M. A. Neath, Miss M. Glover, Miss G. Lewis, Mrs. F. Knott, Mrs. Girdlestone, Miss Mary Thomas, Miss A. M. Richards, and Miss E. Beamand. WOUNDED IN ACTION .-inform. ation has been received by his father, Mr. Edward Jones, J.P., that Lieut. David Oliver Jones, of the Royal Engin- eers, and now on active service in France, has sustained severe shrapnel wounds to his face and body. Lieut. Jones was an official at the Lady Wind- sor Colliery, and afterwards a student at the Treforest School of Mines.-Offi- cial notification was received last week by his parents at Brynffrwd, Old Ynys- ybwl, that Private Gwilym Griffiths had been wounded. From information since received from another Ynysybwl boy, it seems that Private Griffiths has sus- tained a bullet wound in his shoulder, and is now in a rest camp near the base. WELCOME HOME! On Saturday last Private Fred Black, of Clive Ter- race, arrived home on furlough after nearly 9 months active service in France. He was met at the station by a procession, headed by the Ynysybwl Prize Band. All the streets were gaily decorated. Private Black enlisted in May of last year, and was attached to the 1st Battalion R.W.F. He em- barked for France in September, and has since taken part in several engage- ments, and was in the Battle of Loos, where he was overcome by poisonous gas. He subsequently underwent treat- ment at Le Havre Hospital. It is path- etic to note that Private Black is the only survivor of four pals who enlisted together. The others, Privates John Samuel, Ernest Hamer, and George Andrews, have fallen in action. Pte. Black's father is with the oth (Super) Welsh at Pontypridd.