EMPIRE MOUNTAIN ASH. r Sole Proprietor and General Manager VICTOR W. ROWE. 6. SO TWICE NIGHTLY. 8.30 WEEK COMMENCING JULY 10th. I First Visit of the well-known and highly popular Author, Acting Manager, J. PITT HARD ACRE, And Company of London Artistes, which appeared before the Princess Royal at the Princess's Theatre, London, in the great pathetic play as performed by Wilson Barrett, the only recognised version, and only one con- taining The Comic Policeman 'Bullock,' MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY and 1st House SATURDAY, L ME EAST LYNNE This soul-stirring production, the most successful ever written, now approach- ing its 14,500 night, and is in a Pro logue written for his Tour by J. Pitt- Hardacre, and 3 Acts depicting: THE MURDER. THE ELOPEMENT, A LIFE RUINED. I ATONEMENT FOR SIN COMMITTED THE HUSBAND'S FORCJVENESS. WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY and 2nd House SATURDAY, The gloriously successful Drama of human interest, full of excitement and hearty laughter, A SOLDIER'S LEGACY Described by the Press as equal to The Silver King." Prologue—An Execution and a Battle. The Play-Ten Years After, England. Mr. Victor Rowe begs to announce that owing to the heavy and lengthy pro- gramme The Official War Film will be shewn at 6.20. SPECIAL NOTICE.—Mr. Rowe calls attention to the visit of this really splendid Company, which has never appeared anywhere nearer than New Theatre, Cardiff, and Grand Theatre, Swansea, from which City it now comes direct. Prices cf Admission 3d. 4d. 8d. 9d. Government Tax id. id. id. 2d. Amount to Pay 4d. 5d. 7d. lid. WILLIAMS & CO., 2 CARDIFF STREET, ABERDARE. Finest Butter 1/6. Pure Lard — — — 9d. American Cheese — — 1/- Mild Bacon 1/. ALSO AT Jam Pot Stores, Cwmaman. 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 20 „ 0 9 1 9 3 0 28 „ 1 0 2 3 4 0 86 1 3 2 9 5 0 44 „ 1 6 3 3 6 0 These charges apply only to the follow- ing classes of advertisements:—Apart- ments, Situations (Vacant or Wanted) To Let, Lost or Found, and Miscellaneous Sales and Wants. Properties for Sale or Wanted at double above rate. Remittances may be made by Postal Orders or half-penny stamps. If not prepaid extra will be charged. Advertisement and Publishing Offices, 19 Cardiff Street, Aberdore. All replies to be called for at the Offioe. Advertisers who desire to have replies sent to them should forward ct&mps. FOR SALE. OLIVER Typewriter, quite new. Cost over £ 20. Sacrifice £ 15, or offer.-Apply, O.T., 'Leader' Office. BAKER'S covered hand cart. Cheap. Np further use.—Apply, Roberts, Grocer, Aberaman. HANDSOME, Pure White Pomeran- ( ian, near season, or would make lovely pet.—Pom, "Leader" Office. LARGE Grey Perambulator.—Apply, 8X, "Leader" Office, Aberdare. FOR SALE, about Fifty Thick Privet Trees; 6ft. high.—Treharne, Bel- mont, Aberaman, Aberdare. CROSSBREED Fowls and Ducks, averaging 4 pounds, 3/6 each; 6/9 couple. Ail sound birds. Pure Breed Chicks, 8/6 dozen; Crossbreed, 7/6 dozen. Ducklings, 10/6 doz. Carr. paid; all sent by return.—Ryeland, 24 Malpas Road, Newport. SALE.—Full-size Lantern, 3 wick oil lamp and gas fitting, 100 slides; all accessories; 45s. Small magneto dynamo, 10 volts, wants attention, 3s. 6d. Particulars, apply B.E.H., "Leader Office, Mountain Ash. HEARSES, Coa«hes and Sheliberes —several at reduced prices, and second-hand £40, equal to new. Ciwsh or special terms. Photos and particu- lars free.—Marston's, Hearse Works, 34 Bradford Street, Birmingham. WANTED. SITTING Room and Bedroom for k3 young lady. Foundrytown pre- ferred.—Apply by letter, L.Y., 'Leader' Office. WANTED someone to adopt baby boy 4 months old. Willing to sign off.—Apply, Mrs. Shepherd, No. 1 William Street, Abercynon. OWEN J ones, Gadlys, requif es smart milliner (live out). One able to serve preferred.—Apply by letter, giv- ing full particulars. WANTED young lady apprentices. —Apply, Owen Jones, Draper, Gadlys. SMART Errand Boy. One able to cycle preferred. — Apply, Burge Bros., Commercial Street, Aberdare. A CLEAN Girl for housework.—Ap- ply, Mrs. Dando, Duke Street. IT ENNARD'S Limited have vacancy L for junior young lady assistant. Apllly, Manager, 51 Oxford Street, Mountain Ash. NURSE-Maid required at once. Good situation respectable girl. Castle Hotel, Aberdare. EXPERIENCED General. Apply, Thomas, Jewellers, Commercial Street, Aberdare. JUNIOR Lady Clerk. Knowledge Shorthand, Typing.—Apply, stat- ing salary, Prudential Office, Mountain Ash. RESPECTABLE Person for Mending and doing Plain Sewing.—L.D., "Leader" Offioe. GENERAL Servant.—Apply, Mrs. Ruck, 20 Broniestyn "Terrace, Aberdarei ( TO LET OR FOR SALE. I < i BELMONT Terrace, Aberaman. j ( Extensive kitchen, garden. Possession can be arranged.—Apply, 20 c Belmont Terrace, Aberaman. LARGE Coach-house at the rear of ~] Mackworth Arms.—Apply, Wil- + liams, 22 Oxford Street, Gadlys. £ = j 8 TO LET OR LEASE. c a HOUSE and Shop to Let or Lease at 1 100 Gadlys Road, Aberdare. — E Apply, 24 Glasbrook Terrace, Penrhiw- I ceiber. y TO BUILDERS. TENDERS are invited for the Build- JL ing of Additions to Schoolroom, etc., at Elim Welsh Congregational Chapel, Cwmdare, for the Trustees. Plans and specification may be seen at my office, Ash brook House, Aber- dare. Endorsed tenders to be in with J. Phillips, Esq., 59 Bwllfa Road, Cwm- dare, Aberdare, not later than Thurs- day, the 13th inst. The lowest or any tender not neces- sarily accepted. THOMAS RODERICK, Architect. ABERDARE T? A NEXT MONDAY, JXiVVAEjO JULY 10th. OVER £ 60 IN PRIZES. EXCELLENT ENTRIES HAVE BEEN RECEIVED, INCLUDING ALL THE CHAMPIONS. FIRST RACE 4 O'CLOCK. Haggarq CINEMA O MOUNTAIN ASH. ENORMOUS ATTRACTION i m This (Thursday), also Friday & Saturday JULY 6th, 7th, AND 8th. The great drama in 4 acts entitled THE WOMAN IN BLACK I MONDAY NEXT, Thrilling story of the Hun's fond dream entitled :— THE ROAD TO CALAIS. TO LET. PORTHCAWL. — Furnished Rooms JL to let near sea station.—Gillard, Earnshill, Suffolk Place. COMFORTABLE furnished rooms C (bathroom). Suit young couple or business men. Apply, 2 Maendy Place, Weatheral Street, Aberdare. 5 CLIFTON Street, Aberdare.—Ap- ply, Harris, Gadlys House. TACK to let for Cattle and Ponies.— Apply, Durbin, Belmont, Aber- aman. FOUR Rooms, lately occupied by Mr. MacCormack Dentist. — Apply, 2 Cardiff Street, Aoerdare. PROPERTIES FOR SALE. SUBSTANTIAL Dwelling House in k3 Trecynon in excellent condition. Two reception rooms, kitchen, scullery, etc. 4 bedrooms, bathroom, with gas and h.c. water throughout. Long lease, large garden, with back entrance. For further particulars, apply to Mr. T. D. Williams, 10 Canon Street, Aber- dare. TWO Dwelling Houses in Dean St., ] Aberdare, in good condition. For f further particulars apply to Mr. T. D. ] Williams, 10 Canon Street, Aberdare. ] DWELLING House in Bwllfa Road, Cwmdare, in good condition. For particulars apply to Mr. T. D. Williams, 10 Canon Street, Aberdare. SEVEN Roomed House in Tanybryn Street, Aberdare. Bath.—ADDIY, i H.O., Leader" Office. PP ] MISCELLANEOUS. WOULD any lady like to adopt baby girl, month old? — Apply, J 3R, "Leader" Offioe. <T FINE Sc CO., 18b Whitooisbe iM • Street, Aberdare, are buying toad Belling Second-hand Furniture. GROUND insects, as contained in r Karswood Spice increase egg pro- luction. 2d., 6d., Is.—John Davies, Dorn Merchant, Duke, St., Aberdare. LADIES I WOOD'S CHALLENGE REMEDY is guaranteed under ( he sum of £100 to cure when others ail. Far superior to Pills, Pellets, or .ny Continental treatment. For all ases of irregularities, however obstin- te, CHALLENGE REMEDY is su- T reme. Price 2s. 9d., 4s. 6d. Special, Is. Stamp for Book of Requisites. 3st. 30 years.—Mr. & Mrs. G. WOOD, <adies' Medical Specialists, 20 LOUIS TREET,LEEDS. ABERDARE CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY. WANTED Immediately a Tempor- vV ary Female Assistant. Applicants must not be under 15, must be well educated and have a good knowledge of typewriting. Wages, 15s. per week. Applications, stating age and quali- fications, accompanied by copies of not more than two testimonials to be de- livered to the undersigned and en- dorsed, "Assistant," not later than Wednesday, 12th July, 1916. W. HENSTONE STURDY, Public Library, Librarian. Aberdare. HIRWAIN JOINT SCHOOL COMMITTEE. TO PAINTERS, &c. TENDERS are invited for the Clean- ing, Painting and Colouring dur- ing the Midsummer Holidays, of the interior of the Hirwain Council Schools according to Specification which may be seen at the Education Offices, Aberdare. Sealed Tenders endorsed "Tenders for Painting Hirwain Schools" must reach me on or before Saturday, the 22nd July. The lowest or any Tender not neces- sarily accepted. T. BOTTING, Director of Education. Aberdare, July 3rd, 1916. THE OXFORD STUDIO Tom Jenkins) MOUNTAIN ASH. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE PHOTO- GRAPHERS IN THE DISTRICT. Coloured Sketch Photographs a Speciality. Postcards at Popular Prices. PORTRAIT ENLARGEMENTS IN ALL PROCESSES. Artistic Picture Frame Makers. AT HOME PORTRAITURE: Wedding Croups, Parties, etc., Catered for at the shortest notice.
--=-=- BIRTHS, DEATHS arid IVIAHWES, BIRTHS, MARRIACES, DEATHS, ACKNOWLEDCMENTS AND IN MEMORIAM NOTICES Are charged at the minimum rate of 1/6 for 30 words, and sixpence for each additional ten words or part of ten words, and must be prepaid. Lists of wreaths and wedding pres- ents are charged at the minimum rate of Is. 6d. for one inch and Is. for each additional inch. MARRIAGE. EDWARDS-MASON.-On June 18th, at the Congregational Church, Ponty- pridd, by the Rev. Lloyd Owen, Evan Ellis Edwards, Chemist, Ferndale, son of the late Dr. Edwards, Car- marthen, to Rhoda Mason, daughter of the late Morgan Mason, 96 Jubilee 1 Road, Godreaman. DEATH. JAMES.—On Wednesday, July 5th, Jane James, wife of David James, 68 Ynyslwyd Street. Funeral on Satur- day, July 8, 4 p.m. Gentlemen only. ACNOWLEDGMENTS. REES.—Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rees and family, 39 Harriet Street, Tre- cynon, beg to thank all friends for their kind sympathy and consolation in their sad bereavement. WORTH.—The family of the late Mrs. C. Worth, 31 Glan Road, Aberdare, beg to thank those kind friends who sent them letters of sympathy and floral tributes in their recent sad be- reavement. IN MEMORIAM. HAVARD.—In loving remembrance of Margaret, beloved wife of T. G. Havard, Manora, Aberdare, who en- tered into rest 6th July, 1915. Sadly missed by Dada, John and Chrissie. PARRY.—In affectionate remembrance of Margaret Mary Parry, beloved daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth Rees, Park View, Cwmaman, who died July 3rd, 1915, aged 18 years. No one knows how much we miss her, Some may think the wound has healed; But they little know the sorrow Deep within our hearts concealed. Our thoughts are always wandering To a grave not far away, Where we laid our darling daughter Twelve months ago to-day. Father, Mother, Brothers & Sisters. PROSSER.—In loving memory of Griff Prosser, dearly beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Prosser, of 70 High St., Hirwain, who fell asleep in Jesus July 5th, 1915. )ay by day how much we miss him, Words would fail our grief to tell; iut in heaven we hope to meet him, Evermore with him to dwell. Sadly missed by Father, Mother andi. Sisters. CD WARDS.—In ever loving memory of our dear wife and mother, Mary Ed- wards, who departed this life July 9th, "1915, at 21 Merthyr Road, Hir- ( wain. I 0 for a touch of a vanished hand, And the sound of a voice that is still." I —Sadly missed by Husband, Lizzie, Willie, Tom and Maggie. WILLIAMS.—In ever loving memory I of Catherine, beloved wife of Alfred Williams, 5 Giles Court, Aberdare, who entered into rest 3rd July, 1915. Ever remembered by Dad, Eddie and Harry. <
Penrhiwceiber Barrister Fined. William Strafford Levinsohn, the barrister from Penrhiwceiber, and for some months temporary assistant master at Doncaster Grammar School, was charged on remand at Doncaster on Tuesday with falsely representing him- self as a person in the employment and acting on behalf of the Minister of Munitions. Mr. Gwilym Jones, Moun- tain Ash, defended accused, who pleaded guilty.—William Carlisle, solicitor, said that prisoner came to his princi- pal's office to borrow law books on several occasions, and told witness he was engaged in the Ministry of Munitions for the Sheffield district. He said he was in the reserve of officers, and called up at the beginning of the war, but medically rejected and trans- ferred to the Ministry of Munitions. He related some experiences in Ger- many, and spoke of a decoration he wore there which gained him great respect.—Mr. Martin, another Don- caster solicitor, spoke of prisoner having made similar statements to him. —Mr. Jones, on behalf of the accused, said he was a Russian-born in Russia —and had lived in Wales many years. He was a graduate of Wales, and had been a lecturer under the London Uni- versity. Ultimately he became a barris- ter, and practised in South Wales, but when war broke out he had to seek another occupation. He was a man of considerable knowledge, and as regarded his character, there was nothing against him until this case.-HThe one serious defect in his character," said Mr. Jones, "is that he is very fond of posing. He exaggerates and, un- doubtedly, thinks a good deal of him- self, having risen from humble circum- stances. I am afraid to a great extent he has lost his head. It was a serious matter for him to find himself in this predicament, but (Mr. Jones suggested) the accused, being a man of social qualities, he was anxious to get into a better circle of society, and gave way to posing with that view."—The Justices took into consideration what the chair- man termed "the splendid defence of the prisoner's advocate, and fined him £ 10. ——-
Attempted Burglary at Hirwain. About four o'clock on Wednesday morning, July 5th, some of the residents of Hirwain heard an explosion, the sound coming from the direction of the Tower Colliery. On arrival at the colliery offices later the staff discovered the trace of burglars. An attempt had been made to blow up the safe, but that was unsuccessful. A hole had been made in the floor, the cerling was damaged, and a considerable quantity of glass was strewn over the place. It was found that the premises nad been entered by means of a window. No money was missing.
!■» Sequel to Aberdare Priest Case. MERTHYR NEWSAGENT CHARGED WITH RECEIVING LETTERS. A case was heard at Merthyr Police Court on Tuesday arising out of the proceedings taken by the Bristol police against the Rev. A. E. Sutherland, a Roman Catholic priest of Aberdare. David Bowen, newsagent, High Street, Merthyr, was charged under the De- fence of the Realm Act with receiving letters and telegrams without making the necessary entries in a book, and ), also with failing to enter up the name of the person to whom they were ad- dressed. Mr. J. A. Wilson, chief-constable, stated that on June 21, in company with Detective-inspector Wallace, of the Bristol Police, he went to defendant's shop, and inquired if any letters ad- dressed in the name of the Rev. E. A. Cawthorne were being received there. Mrs. Bowen, defendant's wife, said "Yes," and produced one letter. She also stated that the fee for each letter was a penny. Asked to produce the books giving the date of receipt and delivery of letters, she said she had not one, nor could she produce a book with the signature of the person to whom the letters were delivered. Mr. J. Daniel, for. defendant, men- tioned that this was the first case of the kind heard in the borough. De- fendant did not understand tha regula- tions. Letters had been received for Cawthorne only. Dr. J. L. Ward (chairman of the magistrates) said it was clearly the duty of the Chief Constable to institute the proceedings, and it was a very serious thing that facilities should be given to receive secret correspondence in war time. The Bench, however, were pre- pared to dismiss the case on payment I of costs.
Property Sale. Mr. D. R. Griffiths, Auctioneer, con- I ducted a sale at the Fforchneol Arms, Godreaman, on Tuesday evening, when several lots of properties in the neigh- bourhood were sold at satisfactory I' prices. Mr. G. T. Davies acted as 1 solicitor for the vendors. <
r —,j i FURNITURE At Pre-war Prices. | Immense Selection. j Special L'ar-ains to Cash Buyers. S VICTOR FREED, j| Mountain Ash. r L
-e.' THE WAR. Aberdare Solicitor Joins. Mr. W. Emerson Williams, solicitor, son of Mr. L. N. Williams, J.P., left Aberdare on Wednesday morning for London, to join the Motor Transport, A.S.C. Two of his brothers, Capt. R. D. Williams and Capt. Trevor M. Wil- liams, of the 13th Welsh Regiment, have been out in France for some- months.
Aberdare Man Killed. Mrs. Tavender, Trevor Street, Aber- dare, has received a letter from a Cor- poral with the R.W.F., in France, sym- pathising with her on the death of her brother, Pte. Evan Jones, who wa killed on the 22nd of June. A mine ex- ploded and it is surmised that Pte. Jones was buried in the debris. Up to" the time of going to press no official in- timation has been received.
„ MEMS. FROM THE MOUNT. I understand that the I.L.P. have unanimously adopted Mr" Richard Wall- head, the prospective Labour Candidate for Coventry, as the second candidate for Merthyr at the next election. Pro- bably the watchword for Coventry will be Watch Wallhead." Talking of watches, the Chancery Lane Lay Lawyer's waistcoat-pocket- turnip has gone wrong. A scion of » Princely house of Gwalia suggested' boiling it. The scare created by the non-intoxi- cating beer is more than alarming. It has been discovered that, it contains more than 2 per cent. of alcohol. The printers are busy getting a new lot of teetotal pledges ready. Well, there's- a Band of Hope and Glory still left in Mountain Ash. Some patriotic landfadies in the Mount wanted to charge the bandsmen of the 21st Welsh 5s. each for their night's doss and grub. Of course we all know that the price of food has gone up, but that's a little alarming for army bandsmen. They got out by pay- ing 4s. 6d. each. Lucky for the land- ladies they weren't billetted on them at about a bob a day. Great excitement prevails near the Nape as to who won the race between two highly respectable elderly gentle- men. One of them ran short—of breath, but the other was as steady as a A celebrated fluke merchant in the city of Miskin, whose rotundity is re- markably redundant, suggests as reason for it that his chest has fallen below his waist-line.
GLAMORGAN COUNTY EXAMIH" ATIONS. The following is a list of the success- ful candidates, with marks awarded, at the evening examinations held by the Glamorgan County Council in the Mountain Ash area :— Mountain Ash County School.—Min- ing: Stage 1—Evan Anthony ,123; Jos. J. Morgan, 120; Llewelyn H. Jones, 113. Stage 2: Harold Browning, 135; Thomas Henry Bond, 131; David John Evans, 117; Morgan Jones, 123. Stage 3: David Tyssul Evans, 145; William Charles Picton, 115; Thomas Harris, 103; Reginald Davies, 140; Gomer Evans, 122; Abraham Moore, 114. Practical Mathematics Stage 1—Har- old Browning, 65; Morgan Jones, 54; Rees Griffiths, 45; Wm. Chas. Picton, 100. Stage 2: David Chas. Thomas, 35. Stage 3: Abraham Moore, 37; Thomas John Davies, 76; Gomer Evans 36; Reginald Davies, 37.—Mine Surveying (Adv.): Gomer Evans, 87; Thomas J. Davies, 81. Mine Surveying (Elem.): Thomas Erasmus, 67; David T. Evans, 58; T. H. Bond, 52; W. C. Picton, 47; Dd. C. Thomas, 46; Harold Browning, 45; Morgan Jones, 45.—Machine Draw- ing: Stage 1: Charles Evans. 45; Ern- est Jones, 37; James Powell, 40. Stage 2: Wm. Ed. Brown, 101; David John Evans, 80; Robert Gillard, 70. Trerobart School.-Mining: Stage 1: W. J. Dummer. 101. Penrhiwceiber School. Practical Mathematics Stage 1: Sidney The?- Thomas, 48. Mining: Stage 1 Lewis Davies, 123; George Radford, 112; Mor- gan R. Morgan, 120; Sidney Theo. Thomas, 115. Abercynon School.-Mining: Stage 1: W. J. Lewis, 150; Thomas Jones, 144; Frank Jaynes, 102.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. FLAG DAYS' PROCEEDS. Sir,—Many hundreds of pounds have been extracted from the pockets of the British public by means of Flag Days, operatic and dramatic performances, carnivals, etc., in aid of our Soldiers and Sailors, the objects in honour of which men, women and children have been urged to support have been worthy- None of us who has contributed his coppers or small silver in exchange for the brightly-coloured flag, badge, or flower, or supported the operatic dra- matic and carnival performances, has grudged them. At the same time rt would be interesting to know what be- comes of the large sums of money con- tributed to various objects in this way- I have been watching the newspapers r carefully for some statements regarding, the many parts I have celebrated, but so far have seen nothing. Would It not be in the public interest that a little more light should be thrown on the organisation of these Flag Days, Operatic, Dramatic, Carnivals, etc., mcl the ultimate destination of the money received by some one in connec- tion with them.—I am, yours etc., PRO BONO PUBLICO-
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