In Memoriam. Lieut. James Windsor Lewis. On Wednesday evening, June 21, at St. Elvan's Church, Aberdare, a memor- ial service to the late Lieut. J. Windsor LIEUT. J. WINDSOR LEWIS. Lewis was held. Prior to the service muffled peal was rung. While the con- gregation were assembling the organist, Mr. R. E. Pegge, played Chopin's Funeral March. Portions of the Bur- ial Service were sung to Helmore's setting. The loth Psalm was chanted, and the hymns sung were, "0 God, our help in ages past," 0 fryniau Cer- salem" and For all the saints." The Vicar, Rev. J. A. Lewis, B.A., con- ducted the service. The Lord Bishop of St. Asaph, Dr. Edwards, uncle to the deceased Lieut., occupied the pulpit. In the course of an appropriate ad- dress, based on Matt. 27, 14, the Bishop Shid that the text referred to an action prompted by practical sympathy, which was human sympathy. Love of man and love of God were the same in kind. Divine sympathy was human and human sympathy was divine. Human sympathy vibrated in the heart of every man. The war had brought forth in us the deeper and the gentler feelings. That service was a memorial service. There were many there that night who remembered the peaceful and happy home at Plasdraw. The son who had been nurtured in that home had touched life at many points, approaching all modern problems with the incorruptible independence which a pure charactc-i- alone could give. Continuing, his Lordship said, J have lost one of the most beautiful characters with whom God has enriched my life. I shall never see him again with mortal eyes, but his spirit lives on and touches us in the deepest moments of our lives. His last act was in perfect keeping with his whole career. He obeyed the call of his country instantly, leaving a home and all that was dearest in the world. Just before he returned to the front for the last time lie spoke to me of the future with the calm confidence that [ had always characterised his life. The pathway of life, which was gladdened by the sympathy and companionship of a congenial spirit, must now be trodden alone. In his last moment he seemed to re-echo the words found in the pocket of a dying officer:- Just as 1 am, pure, strong and free, Giving self wholly unto Thee., 0 Lamb of God, I come." At the conclusion of the sermon the Buglers sounded "The Last Post," which was followed by the Dead March" from "Saul" on the organ, all present upstanding. After the Bishop had pronounced the blessing the vast congregation stood and sang the National Anthem. The following relatives were present (in addition to the Bishop) Mrs. Wind- sor Lewis and Master Jimmie Lewis (son), Mrs. James Lewis (mother), Mr.' and Mrs. Gregorie (sister) and Miss Gregorie, Mrs. Roderick Hill and Mrs. J. A. Lewis (cousins), Rev. A. E. Green-Price and Mrs. Green-Price (cousin); Mr. W. H. Williams, Burn- ham; Mrs. Edward David, the Misses David and Mrs. Percy Hill, Llandaff. Seats were also reserved for Mr. Phil- lis. Agent to the Estate, Swansea, and Mr. J. Comley, of the Llwydcoed Es- tate, with Mr. W. J. Comley and Mrs. Heaton, from Mr. Windsor Lewis's London residence. The following officers were present:— Lieutenant Rupert Lewis, representing Lord Harlech, the Colonel Commanding the Welsh Guards, with Captain Taylor and Lieutenant Howell, representing the Officers of the Reghjient. A Cor- poral and five Buglers were sent by Colonel Stracey-Clitherow, Officer in Command of the 2nd. Battalion of the Welsh Guards. j In addition to the members of the family, and the officers from the regi- ment, seats were reserved for the High Constable and Magistrates, for the members and officials of the Aberdare; District Council, a contingent of wounded soldiers, the Aberdare Volun- teer Training Corps., and a. small body of Foresters, of which deceased was a meinben. We are asked to state that with these exceptions there were no re- served seats, the Church being free and open to the general public. The service was convened by the Vicar and Mr. Chas. Kenshole, High Constable of Miskin Higher, who wore his official robe and chain. There were also present Messrs W. Kenshole, Frank Hodges, J.P., and Councillor W. Thomas, ex-High Constables.
I IT, purchased a lovely round oak dining-table, this morning," said Mrs. Hasher. "That being the case," re- joined the star boarder, I suppose we need expect no more square meals." i
The War. Pte. David J. Owen, 39902, 2nd Welsh Regt. Wounded near St. Orme on June 8th. Now lies in Birmingham Hospital. His parents reside at 5 Margaret Street, Treeynon.
Aberdare Constable Joins the Colours. Last Thursday evening, at the Boot Hotel, Aberdare, P.C. Christopher Henebery- who has been in the Force for seven years, was presented with a wristlet watch by a few friends as a mark of esteem. The presentation was occasioned by his departure from Aber- dare to join the Military Police at Alder shot. P.C. Henebery was one of the most popular officers in Aberdare, and his geniality had won him troops of friends. He has three brothers with the colours, viz., Private Tom Hene- bery, Welsh Guards, France, formerly police constable at Mountain Ash; Drummer John Henebery, with R.W.F and Private Walter Hene- bery. with the R.A.M.C. in Egypt.
The late Lieut. Windsor Lewis HOW COUNCILLOR T. LEWIS SAVED HIS LIFE. Exactly six years ago the Llwydcoed Public Park was handed over to the in- habitants by the illustrious and gener- ous donor, Lieut. J. Windsor Lewis, whose death in action a whole community now mourns just as then the same com- munity rejoiced in the acquisition of such a valuable public gift. In the "Aberdare Leader" for July 2nd, 1910, the following paragraph ap- peared — Llwydcoed is indebted to Councillor T. Lewis, J.P., not only for opening the new park which Mr. Windsor Lewis gave to the village, but also for saving the life of the giver. After the opening ceremony on Friday Mr. Windsor Lewis related how, many years ago, Mr. Tom Lewis had saved him from a runaway horse which was careering madly through the Aberdare Park. Mr. Tom Lewis had forgotten this incident until Mr. Windsor Lewis recalled it on Friday, and the former "blushed to find it fame." Councillor Lewis was that year chair- man of the Aberdare District Council.
No Total Exemptions. CASES OF SINGLE MEN TO BE RE- VISED. The Military Service Act for married men and youths of 18 came into force on Saturday, Tune 24th, on which day all appeals for exemption were to be lodged. All men between 18 and 41 are now soldiers or liable to serve unless the person holds a certificate of ex- emption, or has been medically rejected as unfit. During last week a large number of claims for exemption were put in at the Aberdare Town Hall, the larger proportion being by Military Service men. In all there are 220 in hand to be dealt with. No fresh claims can be made except by youths who reach the age of 18, and who may have grounds for temporary exemptions. Considering that the total number of claims is only 220, including those of attested men not yet dealt with, it must be assumed that a considerable lot intend joining the colours when called up. In many towns all over the coun- try there was an eleventh hour rush of applications for exemptions, with the result that the Tribunals have an over- whelming amount of work in hand. It will have been noticed that during the last few months the Aberdare Tribunal have not granted total ex- emption in a single case. The maximum time granted was a six months' post- ponement. In the earlier sittings a fair number of tradesmen and others were given total exemptions. Those cases- or at least the cases of single men-are to be re-opened. The Aberdare Tribunal met last night (Wednesday), and revised a number of them.
Merthyr Boroughs Labour Candidate. The I.L.P. Divisional Council for the Merthyr Parliamentary constituency have unanimously adopted Mr. Richard Wallhead, at present prospective Labour candidate for Coventry, as the second candidate for the Merthyr I Boroughs at the next election. "<Jt.¥
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Aberdare Prince of Wales Committee. A meeting of the above was held at the Town Hall on Monday evening. There were present: Mrs. A. N. Jen- kins (in the chair), Rev. J. Griffiths, Rev. J. R. Dewi Williams, Councillor llltyd Hopkins, Guardian Rees Rees Mrs. F. H. Davies, Mrs. F. W. Mander, Miss S. George, Mrs. Wilcox, Miss Price, Messrs. B. Brace, Gwilym Pro- thero, and John Evans (Abercwmboi), with Messrs. A. Watkins and H. T. Goldsworthy (joint secretaries). Prince of Wales Fund.—Mr. Golds- worthy explained that there was in the local banks, to the credit of the Prince of Wales Fund, tl34 17s., and he asked the committee to draw a cheque for that amount to be forwarded to the Prince of Wales Fund, London. This would exhaust the local Fund, which would now be closed altogether. Mr. Mr. Rees Rees moved, and Rev. Dewi Williams seconded, that a cheque for that amount be drawn.—Carried. Representation.—Mr. Abraham Wat-j kins said that the District Council had j 1 allocated to the Prince of Wales Com- mittee two seats on the Naval and Mili- tary War Pensions Committee, and he asked them to appoint two members now. The following were already mem- bers in other capacities :—Mrs Jenkins, Mrs. Mander, Mrs. F. R. Davies, Miss Griffiths (Poplars) and Mrs. J. H. Job, Cwmaman.—The following were now j elected: Mrs. Thos. Jones., Bronwydd, Hirwain, and Councillor llltyd Hopkins, Ladies Committee.-The next item on the agenda was to consider the de- sirabilitv of continuing the services of the local Ladies Committee in connec- tion with the War Pensions Committee. —Mrs. DA vies asked what would be the exact duties of the ladies in connection with the Pensions Committee. The Chairman said she had attended a con- ference at Pontypridd, where it was stated that a scheme of work would be drafted by the Pensions Committee.— Mr. llltyd Hopkins observed that the Ladies' Committee had done their work remarkably well. They had worked hard and had laboured with great thoroughness. Possibly there were a few complaints, but the people who j were never subject to criticism were those who went through the world do- ing nothing. He moved that a strong recommendation be forwarded to the Pensions Committee to ask the ladiesrj to continue their services.—The motion was agreed to.—A hearty vote of thanks was further accorded the Ladies Com- mittee for their good work.—Mr. Golds- t worthy said that as one of the secrc- taries he was in a position to know the of the work performed by the Ladies Committee. They had perform- ed it cheerfully and efficiently, and it could not be too widely known how valuable their services had been.—Rev. J. Griffiths added a few words of appre- ciation, and Mrs. Jenkins, on behalf of the Ladies Committee, acknowledged. Adjustment.—Mr Watkins explained that under the new arrangements the Pensions Committee would pay certain sums to families whose rents were 16s. or more per month. Where that would he done there would be a deduction of a like amount from the grant made out of the Auxiliary Fund. Defunct Committees.—Mrs. Davies asked what would be the position of the various War Committees in future, and it was explained that the Prince of Wales Committee and the Soldiers and Sailors Family Association Committee would now cease to exist, but the Aux- iliary Fund Committee would continue. A sum of L350 was now in the Auxiliary Fund, sufficient to pay the usual allow- ances for three weeks. The income was keeping up fairly well, and was .equal, so far, to the expenditure. j Thanks.—Rev. Dewi Williams, in view of this being the last meeting of the Prince of Wales Committee, moved a vote of thanks to the chairman, Coun- cillor W. Thomas, and the vice-chair- man, Mr. F. W. Mander, for their ser- vices.—This was carried with acclam- ation.
Aberdare Pensions Committee The first statutory meeting of the above was held on Monday evening, when the following were present: Mrs. T. Walter Williams, Mrs. F. W. Man- der, Mrs. F. R. Davies, Mrs. A. N. Jenkins, Mrs. J. H. Job, Mrs. D. J. Evans. Councillors W. Thomas, John Evans, Ogwen Williams, Messrs. T. Botting, J. S. Thomas, J. W. Hurt, Bell Brace, with Mr. W. R. Morgan (Clerk) and Messrs. H. T. Goldsworthy: and A. Watkins. The Scheme.—The Clerk, Mr. W. R. Morgan, said that this was the first meeting of this committee, and before commencing their duties it would be well to read the scheme for the consti- tution of the committee under the Act. The total number of members was 21, of which there must not be less than 4 women, not less than 4 Labour repre- sentatives, and not less than 4 repre- sentatives within the area who had had experience with the Soldiers and Sailors Fund or a similar committee. Election of Offirors.-It was proposed and seconded that Mr. W. Thomas be elected chairman for 12 months, and this was carried unanimously. Mr. Thomas said he would prefer acting for a shorter period, but the meeting pressed him to accept for 12 months.— On the motion of Councillor John Evans, seconded by Mr. B. Brace, Mrs. F. R. Davies was unanimously elected vice-chairman for a like period. The chairman moved, and Mrs. Jenkins seconded, that Messrs. Watkins and Goldsworthy be asked to act as joint hon. secretaries. This was carried and both gentlemen accepted the offices. Mr. W. R. Morgan suggested that Mr. Goldsworthy be treasurer, inasmuch us the treasurer must be a person who was insured, and Mr. Goldsworthy was in- sured as accountant of the Council. This course was adopted. No Charity.—Mr. W. R. Morgan ex- plained that a sum of C200 was already in hand, sent down by the head com- mittee acting for the Government. The national scheme governing Pensions Committee provided that committees 1 were required to solicit and receive from the public contributions to supplement I the funds voted by Parliament. There had been a widespread protest against I that clause, and he held a copy or a re- solution passed by Walsall Council de- I manding that the whole of the funds should come out of the N ational Ex- chequer.—Mrs. Davies moved that they endorse that resolution. She added that practically every committee which had started on its work in South W ales had passed a similar resolution. A meeting of Lord Mayors in London had also passed it, and so had a large num- ber of Labour organisations in South Wales. Everybody felt that inasmuch as soldiers and sailors performed work for the country, the country as a whole should provide the funds.—Mr. Ogwen Williams seconded, and said that mere was a great outcry against the intro- duction of charity. There was a strong article in a London daily that day against it. Councillor John Evans supported, and the motion was carried; also that copies of the resolution be forwarded to Cabinet Ministers and Mr Edgar Jones, M.P., and Mr. C. B. Stanton, M.P. Outside the Pale.—Mr. T. Botting mentioned that certain classes of dis- charged soldiers would not receive bene- fits under this committee. If such cases were to receive any assistance iL must be from other funds. The Govern- ment did not accept responsibility for the disability of certain men who had been temporarily in the Army. Mr. Goldsworthy remarked that one of the first duties of this committee would be to review all cases of illnesses at pres- ent, and the position of each recipient would have to be enquired into. The committee were not allowed to give any increase on the pre-wsr income of a household. Ladies Committee. The Pensions Committee resolved to ask the Ladies Visiting Committee if they would con- tinue their services, and work under the auspices of this committee.
Aberdare Girl Guides Congratulated. A few weeks ago it will be remem- bered the 1st Aberdare Girl Guides, under the captaincy of Miss Bessie M. Richards, upon an appeal from Sir Baden Powell, got up a Geu-den Party and Sale of Work, which was held in Ysguborwen by kind permission of Mrs George Hann, in aid of a Girl Guide Recreation Hut for Soldiers in France. This Recreation Hut is now an accom- plished fact—over 16,000 shillings hav- ing been sent in by Girl Guides all over the country. The Aberdare Girl Guides (in existence less than a year) head the list for largest amount. The captain has received from Sir Baden and Lady Powell the following letters. The latter has only recently returned after four months work on the Continent, where these huts are erected The Boy Scouts' Association, London. To the Captain of the 1st Aberdare G. Guides. Dear Miss Richards,— I want to tell you how delighted and surprised I am at receiving such a splendid amount, E157 10?. 7d., from the 1st Aberdare Girl Guides towards the G.G. Hut Fund. It is indeed a "big thing" to have accomplished in the short time in which the Company has been in existence, and if they are going ahead at the same rate in making themselves into efficient guides they are indeed doing well. I have handed over your cheque to my wife, who, is in charge of the Fund. I should like to express to you my most cordial con- gratulations on the hard work that has been done for the raising of so sub- stantial a sum for the good of the Soldiers in France by the 1st Aberdare Girl Guides.—Yours truly, ROBERT BADEN POWELL. Dear Miss Richards,— I want to send you just a little pri- vate note to tell you how grandly 1 think you and your guides have worked for the Soldiers' Hut Fund. You have beaten all records and I do congratu- late you on what you have done, and thank you most sincerely for your help. I have no doubt that by doing this the girls will have found how interesting it is to aim high and then to achieve that standard. I hope they are doing well in all the different branches of Guide work also, and that with this record at their back they will go ahead and be able to make the G.G. movement locally into a very big thing. Sir Robert is writing you by this post also.-Yol-irs sincerely, OLIVE BADEN POWELL.
Mr. J. M. Simpson Honoured. At Green Street Wesleyan Church, Aberdare, on Tuesday evening, June 20th, a meeting was held to honour Mr. J. M. Simpson on his leaving Aberdare for Haverfordwest. At six o'clock a large number of friends sat down to tea, Mrs. Snook, Mrs. Edmunds, Mrs. W. J. Evans and Mrs. G. F. Hodges presid- ing at the tables. The Rev. Henry Barraclough (pastor) presided over the meeting, which followed, and in a few words expressed his warm appreciation of Mr. Simpson's loyalty to himself as minister of the circuit, and referred to the good work he had done for Wesleyan Methodism in the locality. Mrs. Hodges, Gadlys Cottage, on behalf of members and friends at Green Street, presented Mr. Simpson with a solid silver cake stand, and wished Mr. and Mrs. Simpson and Bertie long life and happiness. Appropriate speeches were delivered by Mrs. Smith, Pendarren Street; Mrs. Barraclough, Mr. G. F. Hodges (Society Steward), Mr. E. M. Vaughan, Mr. W. Hodges, Mr. T. John- son, Mr. J. Ruston, Mr. R. W. Thomas, and Mr. J. Rowlands, in which senti- ments of sincere regret were expressed at the departure of Mr. Simpson, who was a true friend and a conscientious church worker. The recipient, in feel- ing terms, responded, thanking all for their beautiful gift and kind words. Mr. Herbert Edmunds carried out the secretarial duties.
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