Aberdare Tribunal. On Monday, May 15th, bet ore Mr. C'has. Kenshole (chairman). Mrs. Davies. Councillors T. W. Williams, W. ¡ y M. Llewelyn, E. Stonelake. W. Lawr- ence, Joseph Martin, Wm. Rees, E. Jones and George Powell, with W. R. Morgan (clerk) and A. Wat-kins (deputy clerk). Major F. N. Gray was the military representative, and Mr. John Howell and Mr John James, Aberaman, attend- ed to give advice in agricultural cases. j Trecynon hairdresser appealed on domestic and conscientious grounds.— Postponed one month to get ready. Carpenter's apprentice, employed by John Morgan and Son, Ltd. Applicant and employers made applications, and j lie was granted postponement till Aug, 15th. j Aberaman grocery haulier, appealing j on exceptional domestic grounds, tota: exemption. Grocer's assistant, Cwmbach Co-op. Society, sole support of widowed mother, postponed three months. AY. P. Powell &nd Co., Ltd., applied on behalf of three workmen, and post- ponement was granted for G months. Marine stores proprietor applied on behalf of his manager. Application re- fused. Aberdare electrician applied for an employee. Refused, application being made too late. This also applied to an Aberdare coal merchant's employee. Boot repairer in employ of Cwmbach Co-op. Society, postponed 5 months. Butcher and slaughterman, Hir- wain, postponed one month to get ready. Head warehouseman, Cwmbach Co- op. Society, postponed 2 months. Violinist employed at Aberdare Hip- podrome, appealing on domestic grounds, postponed 3 months. ¡I Aberdare printer, supporting widowed mother, postponed 6 months. Bread baker, employed by grocer, Abercwmboi, postponed 3 months. Carpenter and joiner, employed by Trecynon builder, postponed 2 months. Three house-coal hauliers, Abercwm- boi and Aberaman, postponed 2 months. Travelling draper and outfitter, Aber- dare, postponed 14 days. Kiln stoker employed by P.D. Co., applied on domestic grounds, post- poned 6 months. Manager of wholesale stationery de- partment. Application made by his employer. Postponed one month. I Departmental manager for R. H. Miles and Son, Aberdare, postponed 3 months. Architect and surveyor, application made by his father, postponed 6 months. Aberdare Central librarian,, postponed one month to enable arrangements to be made by the Council. Dental manager, Aberdare, postponed G months. Traveller to G. W. Fletcher, grocer, Aberdare, postponed 3 months. Bread- baker and other assistants also em- ployed by Mr. Fletcher, postponed 3 months. Aberdare undertaker, application refused. Foreman bread baker to Mr T. Lloyd, grocer, postponed 3 months. Foreman bread baker to Mr. D. Rees Jones, postponed 3 months.
The War. Private Will Kerslake, of the 12th S.W.B., stationed at Blackdown Camp, Aldershot, has been home on furlough for a few days before being drafted out. He is the adopted grandson of Mrs. Kerslake, of 37 Cwmaman Road. His father, Private William Kerslake, of the Royal Fusiliers, was wounded at the landing of the 29th Infantry Brigade at the Dardanelles on April h. 1915. He was on the battleship 1M.M VATE W. KERSLAKE (SENIOR). PRIVATE W. KERSLAKE (JUNIOR). Implacable, when the storming of Cape Jlelle, took place. He was in the military hospital at Crumpsall, Man- chester, for some months, and has now left Shoreham's Convalescent Camp for Dover, and expects to be able to go out again shortly. Mr. Mellion Lockwood, A.C. Royal Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Lock- I wood, 17 Graig Avenue, Garden City, Abercwmboi. He came home on Satur- day, May 6th. He was entertained at < "apcoch Schools by Mr. George Jen- kins and staff. The school children pang many choruses. Mr. Lookwood, who has joined for 12 years, returned on Saturday week. Private D. T. Evans, R.W.F., who is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Evans, fit- John Street, Abercwmboi. He is ,1 utioned at Kinmel Park, near Rhyl. Private Evans is a capable musician. He conducted many a choir when at home. D.T. is the conductor of a choir in camp. Several concerts have been held by this choir.. Aberdare Chemist-Soldier in France. Mr. D. Tudor Williams, Aberdare, has received a letter from his son. Mi*. G. Tudor Williams, R.A.M.C.. formerly chemist- and dentist in Aberdare, who is now with the Army in Kouen, .France. He says:— Well we got here safely after a lot of humbugging, and our camp is situated high up above Rouen, in one of the finest spots 1 have ever been to in my life. We are right on the edge of a huge pine forest, and the scent of the pines in the morning is glorious. This is a huge camp ior wounded, and all canvas. beautifully laid out with flower beds. etc. You would just glory in it. I should think the camp would be from Aberdare to Penderyn Square. No money has been spared to make tilings comfortable. We are simply waiting now for a move up the line, and we may be here three week*. Let us hope it will be three months. I am feeling fine, getting quite tltiu."
Letters to the Editor. "FOR CONSCIENCE SAKE." Dear Sir,—In your issue of last week I note there still remain some con- scientious folk in the Aberdare Valley. It surprises the Welsh boys out here how the people tolerate these anti-mili- tarists, anti-conscriptiouists, and anti- everything with the exception of anti- self. Mr. John Thomas would like to share the torture of some of his com- rades who are confined to prison cells for conscience sake. What a noble sacrifice! Is not the country who reared and educated him and the free- dom of which he enjoys worth fighting for? No. his conscience will not allow him. Such people think nothing of the Zeppelin raids, and the murdering of innocent- women and babes by an enemy that will use any satanic de- vices to accomplish its designs. The cause of the war we well know. Has Mr. Thomas been in the Foreign Officer Has he got proof of secret diplomacy" No, he makes these wild statements to win a few followers. Now. Mr. Thomas. don't let Welshmen get an unpatriotic name. Keep your angelic ideals to yourself, and we will let the future decide whether Britain was right in declaring war upon Ger- many. The I.L.P. movement can very well throw up the sponge. It has no policy, and the sooner we are rid of it the better for the working-classes. I suppose Mr. Thomas desires our leaders to approach the Huns something like this: "Now, my good people, you have inflicted cruel crimes upon humanity; go to your homes and be peaceful and loving folk in future/' He should come over here, and see the noble sacrifices of France's sons, see the ruined cities, and. lastly, see the graves of the heroes who have fallen. The I.L.P., like the priest and the Levite, passes by on the other side. I hope the colliers of South Wales will put an end to the preaching of such rot.—I am, TREVOR WILLIAMS. K.A.M.O., 44 Field Ambulance. B.E.F.
Aberdare Minister and Claptrap." On Sunday morning the Rev. T. Ed- munds, B.A., pastor, preached at Car- mel English Baptist Church, taking as his theme the teaching of Jesus. In the course of his sermon Mr. Edmunds said that public activity tended to externalise people. The National Free Church Council had produced several men of that type, men who were the mouthpieces of popular claptrap rather than the voice of God. The Pharisees of the days of Jesus—the orthodox church of the time—were very keen on Sabbath observance. They did not hesitate to rackrent widows, or as Christ put it, "eat up widows' houses," but would probably object to poor widows selling sweets on the Sabbath. There had been a long struggle in Israel between the Sacramentarian and the ethical reformer, between the priest and the prophet, between the state church and the nonconformist move- ment initiated by John the Baptist, and with which Jesus later identified himself.
Death of Mr. John Plews. On Friday, at Merthyr, Mr. John Plews. Barrister, passed away at the ripe age of 92 years. Mr. Plews was a native of Yorkshire. He came to Mer- thyr in 1860, and entered into partner- ship with the late Mr. W. Simons. In 1891 he was called to the Bar. During the last illness of the late Sir Marchant Williams Mr. Plews acted as Deputy- Stipendiary for Merthyr and Aberdare.
SALEM, TRECYNON. Cynhaliodd yr eglwys uchod ei gwyl gerddorol y Sabboth diweddaf, pryrl yr ail ddatganwyd rhaglen y gymanfa gyn- haliwyd gan eglwysi'r cylch y P;.sg. Canodd y plant y borau dan arweiniad Mr. William Evans. Cafwyd hwyl ar yr anthem "Hosanna," o waith Tom Price. Merthyr. Cafwyd oedlVr pryd- nawn a hwyr i rai mewlI oed. Aruein- iwyd yn t'edrus gan arweinydd y cor eynnlleidfaol, Mr. David Evans, G. L.T.S.C. Canvvvd amryw donau a dwv antliciii, "Sun oi my soul," gan E. Turner, a- Teyrnasoedd y Ddaeaiy' gan Ambrose Lloyd. Yn yr anthem Seibnig camvyd yr unawd soprano gan Miss Kattie Howells. yr unawd hass gan Mr. -D. J. Williams, a'r pedwarawd yn yr un Gvmraeg gan Mrs. M. Pvees, Victor Williams, David Thomas a D. J. Williams. Siaradwyd yn ystod y cyfar- fodydd gan Mr. Harris, arweinydd Saion. A be r a man Mr. W. E. Thomas, arweinvdd Ebeno/er; Archibald Jones, a Mr. Richard Hopkins. A.C.. hen ar- weinvdd Salem. Dvgodd yr oil dyst- iolaeth uchel i'r canu da. Llywyddwyd gan y Parch. J. D. Rees. Deobreuwyd gan Mr. John Thomas, ac adroddwyd Salm yn y prydnawn gan Gwen Jones, Mount Pleasant. Chwareuydd am y dydd o«dd Master E. J. Llewelyn. Yr oedd un o ddiaconiaid a chyhoeddwr yr eglwvs, sef Mr. Dafvdd Williams, yn absenuol drwy ifiechyd.-Byrfon.
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Cymanfa Ganu. The annual singing festival of the C'alvinistic Methodists (Hirwain dis- trict) was held on Monday, in the morn- ing at Gobaith, Cwmdare, and in the afternoon and evening at Bryn Seion, Trecynon. The conductor was Mr. David Evans, Mus.Doc., Cardiff. The chairman of committee is Rev. John Morgan; treasurer, Mr. E. Ll. Humphreys; secretary, Mr. S. Thomas. The rehearsals were presided over by Messrs. David Jenkins, Llwydcoed; D. O. Roberts, Cwmdare; John Evans, Carmel, and W. H. Jones, Bryn Seion. Rehearsal conductors: Messrs. T. J. Davies and David John Griffiths. Organists. Miss Nancy Edwards, Messrs. Tom Davies, W. J Jones, and L. Williams. The presidents at the respective meetings were: Mr. T. Lacy, Cwmdare; Rev. J. Morgan and Rev. H. T. Stephens. The meetings were ex- ceedingly well attended, and the singing well up to the Cymanfa's high reputa- tion. Certificates for proficiency in sol-fa were granted to six children from Llwydcoed, the examiner being Air. Jonathan Griffiths. The following are the names:—Junior examination: Annie Jenkins, 12 Mer- thyr Road; Owen Pugh, 13 Exhibition Row-, and Tegwen Davies, Brynheulog House. Junior certificate: Myfanwy' Walters, Moriah House; Catherine Pugh Davies and Catherine Mary Davies, Brynheulog.
BATTALION ORDERS. Kernol O.S. Askmekindly Commanding 4,/f Shrapnel-Proof Light Infantry, Aberdare Valley Knuts. Reveille, 5 a.m.—The Orderly Ser- geant will awaken all with a brick. Parade 6 a.m. Dress: Bare Feet with Shirts Off.—Battalion will parade on Victoria Square with bare feet and helmets, when they will proceed to Ynys Meadow and dive into the River Cynon. Anyone found wandering t the bottom looking for promotion will receive Lis discharge on coming to the surface. All officers on this occasion will plodge with putties on. All sub- marines found must be handed in at the Quarter Master's Stores. Physical Training Parade, 7 a.m.— Staff Sergt. Winkles, of the Arm-, Muscle Staff, having arrived from the Muscle Factory, will parade with the Batt., îor the purpose of increasing the chest measurement of the Batt. by six inches, so as to bring the men up to the standard required by the War Office. Muscles will be pumped up by electricity in cases failing to reach the required standard after three hours' course under the Staff Instructor. Route March, 8.22 a.m Battalion will parade before proceeding to Moun- tain Ash; all buttons to be properly polished and chins shaved. Anyone turning on parade rusty will be hand- cuffed to a ghost. The Battalion will be headed by the Abercwmboi Tin Whistle Band, which will play the great March, entitled, "Here we suffer grief and pain." In case of frost bite every man will be supplied with a box of Lightning Ointment with Crutches. Special Rations 10.40 a.m. This being the Anniversary of Sergt. Major Brasso, every man will receive 1 fried fish, 1 tot of rum, and 1 orange. Sports.—Sports will be held in Aber- aman Park. Admission by tram ticket. The great attraction will be Sergt. Spud Murphy juggling with a split pea and a wash tub. Special Training.—There will be a night attack on the nearest Pub with grubbers; a fatigue party will be told off to get the empties away. Sick.-All men with corns will parade at Quarter Master's Stores for sand- paper. Special arrangements have been made by the War Office for Dr. Bodie to cure the following complaints Cancer, Consumption, Flat Feet, Over- lapping Toes, and Vienceso Veins. Defaulters' Lectures.—In future all defaulters will stuff palliases with hedgehogs. Lieut. Toothpick has been picked by the War Office to lecture upon the parts of a grubber and how to make round holes with a square shovel. Leave.—Leave will be granted annu- ally for the purpose of having a bath, and a clean change of clothing. Special leave will only be granted to those able to prove that they are snuffing it. Promotions.—The O.C. is pleased to make the following promotions: Pte. Tim Sullivan to be Temporary Private; Field Marshall Con Daly to be Tem- porary Sanitary Corporal. The above men will be attached to the Tea Com- pany for Rations and Pay. Punishments.—The following punish- ments have been awarded Pte. Duna- van, for refusing to eat his rations, 5 years coal fatigue. Pte. Stevens, for refusing to empty the lake at Aber- dare Park with a bucket, ditto. Pte. Thomas, for refusing to clean the goat's teeth, a fortnight C.B. with pack drill. Shaving.-All men who have shaved upper lips will parade at the Quarter Master's Stores at 12 midnight, to draw moustaches. Price, 6d. each. Zeppelins.-On these being sighted, each man will be equipped with an air- ship, for the purpose of rising to the attack. Airships will be handed out to the Batt. at the Mountain Ash Pavilion. Damage to Clothing, Boots, etc. Owing to the muddy state of the camp in future all Officers, N.C.O.'s and men will parade with bare feet. The parade must be continued in all weathers. Great coats will only be worn in fine weather. This must be strictly adhered to, as it tends to harden and bring the men up to a high state of efficiency, which all ranks will agree is absolutely necessary to ensure final and complete victory over the Banana King. Special Concessions of O.C. Passes.— The Commanding Officer is pleased to errant to all Officers, N.C.O.'s and Men as they Askmekindly, special passes to proceed to Hirwain, where they will carry out saluting drill. In cases where saluting is frequent, such as Cwmdare, and Cwmbach Railway Stations, etc., N.C.O.'s and men will remain permanently at the salute. Anyone suffering from arm or neck- ache will be supplied with a No. 9 by Sergt. Salts at the Depot, Seymour Street. TJT. Street. (Signed) J. McHARD, Captain and Adj.
ABERDARE DISTRICT OF MINERS. At the monthly meeting of the Aber- dare District of Miners on Monday, Mr John Griffiths presiding, it was reported that at certain collieries the names and addresses of workmen employed there had not been supplied upon application being made, while at some of the col- lieries the managements had refused to see that men, whose names had been (riven to them joined tho Federation, ft was decided that the agent Mr Owen Powell, should interview the colliery companies on the matter.
OBITUARY. The death occurred on Monday of Ir J. Blackwell Harries, formerly post-, master of Crewe. Deceased was the son of the Rev. Henry Harries, D.D. (Afanwy), late of Treherbert, and brother to Mrs. D. R. Llewelyn, Aber- dare. Mr. Harries had held appoint- ments under the Post Office at Mer- thyr, Newport, Pontypridd, Chester, Newtown, Bangor and Crewe. He re- tired two years ago on account of his health, and had since resided at Broad- stairs, Kent, where he died.
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