Empire Theatre 1 Mountain Ash. | Sole Proprietor SYDNEY VEREKER 6.30 Twice Nightly. 8,30 j Monday, April 23, and during the Week. i RETURN VISIT ? of the Famous London Character Actor, i Leonard Mortimer In an entirely New Play written by himself THE CITY OF SIGHS £ TEARS" v PRICES OF ADMISSION 3d. 4d. ftd. Id. Government Tax ld. Id. Id. 2d. AMOUNT TO PAY Cd. Id. 7d. lid. prepaid Small Avertisements. Inserted at the following specially low rates:— One week. 3 wks. 6 wks. 12 words 0 9 1 9 3 0 20 1 0 2 6 4 0 28 1 3 3 3 5 0 36 1 6 4 0 6 0 44 1 9 4 9 7 0 These charges apply only to the follow- ing classes of advirtisements :-Apart- ments, Situations (Vacant or Wanted), To Let, Lost or Found, and Miscellaneous Sales and Wants. Trade Advertisements will be charged an additional 50 per cent. Properties for Sale or Wanted at double above rate. If not prepaid extra will be charged. Advertisement and Publishing Offices, 19 Cardiff Street, Aberdare. All replies to be called for at the Office. Advertisers who desire to have replies sent to them should forward stamps. FOR 8ALE. DAY Old Chicks, from best pedigree layers, R.I. Reds, White Wyan- dottes, and Barred Rocks, Is. each.— Jones, 3 Broncynon Terrace, Aberdare. GOOD Feather Bed, almost nE"Y, \JT Apply, Y., Leader Office. A SECOND-HAND Broadwood Piano. Cheap.—Apply, Victor Freed, Mountain Ash, SECOND-HxVND Singer's Sewing Machine.—Apply, Victor Freed, Mountain Ash. CI EVEN Feet handsomely carved o_ak sideboard. Original cost £ 50. Will sell for £ 18 18s. Great opportuni- ty for hotel proprietors. ictor rieed, Mountain Ash, WALNUT Overmantel, bevelled mirrors, and Mahogany Bedroom duchess pair.—H.M., Leader Office. C1AMPINES Eggs and Broody Hens. J —Chidgey, Derihir Farm, Llwvd- coad, Aberdare. BRED to Lay from the finest blood in the Kingdom. White Leg- horns, White Wrvandottes, Buff Or- pingtons, Anconas, Rhode 1. Reds. Eggs for Sitting from 5s. to 7s. 6d. dozen; unfertiles replaced, or 15 not replaced. Chicks double. Broody liens. -Davies, Fruiterer. Jubilee Hoad. Aberaman. GOOD Pianoforte. — Apply. Fine, VVhitcombe Street, Aberdare. EGGS for Sitting. — R.I.R., Leg- horns and Wyandottes. Eggs, 4s. 6d. per dozen. Chickens, double. No better layers than the parents of these.—Stephens, 10 George Street, Aberaman. TO LET. ROOMS. Bath, h.c. Suitable two lady friends.—29 Stuart Street. 11 ROOMED House in pleasant t i position in Aberdare. Immed- iate possession.—Appiv, A. "Leader" Office. SMALL Lock-up Shop, High Street, Hirwain.—Apply. T. Prosser. Painter, etc.. 70A High St.. Hirwain. PROPERTIES FOR SALE. TWO Hou ses, Nos. 25 Gorsedd St. and 15 Beadon Street, Mountain Ash.—Apply, J. Davies, 4 Dillmgton Terrace, Penrhiwceiber. <:> WANTED. H-kIRDRESSliNG .-Wanted a re- -t.-I- spectable boy as apprentice. Apply, Lewis, 1 Canon St., Aberdare. GIRL (14) for Bookbinding.—Tvson X 19 Seymour Street. pOOK-GfcNERAL. Two in family. V- Apply, Mrs. Llewellin Smith at Glanyiivs, Aberdare. TTOUSE in Aberdare. Rent, 25s. to S.O.. Sde? oiiT for key.-Apply, H.O.. Leader Office. MAN and Wife without children wanted to keep house for widow er.—Apply, 46, "Leader" Office. RANTED temporarily by the Aber- dare Urban District Council Two Expert Shorthand Typists (Male or female). Commencing salary, 30s. per iN-eek.AI)plN-, giving two refer- ences to 1 own Hall, Aberdare, on or before Wednesday, April 25th, 1917 — W H. Morgan, Clerk, Town Hall. Aberdare. BODICE Hand, used to Coats Apply, Mrs. Rowland, 26 Tanv- bryn Street, Aberdare. GOOD General Servant. — Apph Kees, Castle Hotel, Aberdare/ TMMEDIATELY, a good general TMMEDIATELY, a good general j sen ant, able to do housework OfficeSS1S* m bai"AppIy' M °-' Leader SITUATIONS WANTED. YOtNG Lady of smart appearance requires situation in shop or office.-Apply, E.H., Leader Office. "yrOUNG Ladv seeks position in busi- eo r n?ss „'f^ree years' experience—- 52, Leader Office. MISCELLANEOUS. IVTO DEAD CHICKS.—-To make your -LI poultry pay, you must rear every chick, and the only sure way to do this is to feed them for the first three weeks exclusively on Armitage's No. I Origin- al Dry Chick Food, and follow on with Armitage's No. 2 Crow-On Chicken Mixture, and Armitage's No. 3 Small Chicken Corn. Manufactured by Ar- mitage Brothers, Ltd., Poultry Food Specialists, Nottingham.—Sold by D. J. Price, Hoyal Stores, Penrhiwceiber; W. L. Herbert, Herbert Stores, Cwm- aman, Aberdare; John Davies, Duke Street, Aberdare; T. L. Castree, Corn Merchant, Mountain Ash; Jones Bros., Margaret Street, Abercynon; R. H. Pugh, Margaret Street, Abercynon. t1 Af ARRH Deafness, Influenza, ) Bronchitis, Laryngitis, Hay Fever and Colds, all suffering from these ailments should not delay in pos- sessing a PYN INHALER. Particulars of this quick and effective remedy can be had gratis. Write now for free booklet, Pyninhaler, 119 Haydons Park Road, Wimbledon, London, S.W. 19. HIROPODY.-Corns, Bunions, In- growing Toe-Nails are dealt with ■m scientific methods by a certificated ohiropodist. Residences visited any- where in district. Moderate fees. Lewis, 1 Canon Street (Opposite Post Office), Aberdare. TFINE & CO., 18b Whitoombe a Street, Aberdare, are buying "ífJd selling Second-hand Furniture. ] SECOND-HAND CLOTHING j BOUCHT and SOLD ] AT ]\/f SILVERMAN'S ARMY ] O STORES, 15 CARDIFF ROAD, ABERDAR K. ] (Opposite Full Moon Hotel.) I Army Boots a Speciality. j NOTICE. 1 ANNIE MAR.Y JONES, of 1 • Burns Street, Cwmaman, wish to emphatically deny once more that 1 defrauded the Cwmbach Co-operative Society ia any way, and anyone who states that I did so will he prosecuted for slander. (Signed) ANNIE MARY JONES. NOTICE. Re Felix Lewis, late of 56 Dean Street, Aberdare, Retired Postman, deceased. ALL Persons having any claims as Creditors or as next of kin of the above named deceased, who died on the 10th April, 1917, are requested to forward particulars to me, the under- signed, on or before the 27th April inst. —T. W. GRIFFITHS, 22 Victoria Sq., Aberdare, Solicitor for the Widow (the intended Administratrix). ABERDARE FREE CHURCH COUNCIL (English Section). "THE LORD'S DAY." IN view of the question of Sunday Labour a Declaration concern- ing the values and purpose of the Lord's Day will be made in all the English Churches next Sunday, April 22nd, in the evening service.
BIRTHS, fyAIWI/tCES aqd DEATHS BIRTHS, MARRIACE8, DEATH8, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 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. Lists of wreaths and wedding pres- ents are charged at the minimum rate of Is. 6d. for one inch and It. for each additional inch. SILVER WEDDING. JONES—JAMES.—On April 18, 1892, at Bettws Church, Bridgend, by Licence, by the late Rev. Dd. Pugh (Rector), Daniel Jones to Alice May James, both of Aberdare. Present address, 15 Albert Street, Aberdare. DEATHS. FLANDERS.—On Tuesday, April 17th, Mrs. Susie Flanders, 2 Woodland Terrace, Godreaman. Funeral Satur- day at 3.30 p.m., Aberdare Cemetery. Gentlemen only. WOODFORD.—On Tuesday, April 17, at 48 Monk Street, Aberdare, William Woodford (late Butcher, Aberaman). Funeral Saturday, at 4 p.m.—Gentle- men only. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. SCOURFIELD.—Mr. and Mrs. Harry Scourfield and family, 33 Pembroke Street, Aberdare, beg to sincerely thank the kind friends who sent them letters of sympathy in their recent sad bereavement. Also for the floral tributes received. LEWIS.—Mrs. Morgan Lewis and family, Rock Street, Mountain Ash, desire to thank all friends for sym- pathy in their sad bereavement; also for floral tributes. PARKFR.—Mrs. Parker and family, Glanaman Road, Cwmaman, desire to thank the many friends who sent them messages of sympathy in their sad bereavement, and for floral tri- butes received. LEWIS.—Mrs. Lewis, Mr. S. Lewis and Mr. David Lewis, Glancynon Hotel, Mountain Ash, desire to thank all relatives and friends for kind messages of sympathy and beautiful floral tributes sent to them in their recent bereavement. LYONS.-Afr. and Mrs. Lyons, 30 Phillip Street, Mountain Ash, desire to thank all, and especially the school- boys, for messages of sympathy and floral tributes sent to them in theIr recent bereavement. IN MEMORIAM. EDEVANE.—In loving memory of my dear husband, John Edevane, 9 Val, ley View, Godreaman, who was called to rest April 16th, 1914. Days of sadness still come o'er ifs, Secret tears do often flow, Fol- meiiiot-y keeps our dear one near us, Though he died three years ago. Sadly missed by his sorrowing wife, stSiis and daughters.
The War. Out Since the First Day. Mrs. M. Smith. 7 Griffith Street, Aberdare, has received a letter from her husband. Private F. C. Smith, R.M.L.I., B.E.F., France, who has been out since the first day of the War. He is quite well, and wishes to thank Mrs. Botting and the ladies of the Aberdare Sewing Guild for their ser- viceable parcel which he received safe. He was attached to the A.S.C., but has been transferred to the Royal Marine Light Infantry. COUNCILLOR ILLTYD HOPKINS, New Chairmap of the Aberdare District Council.
GOOD TEMPLARY. The Quarterly. Session of the North Glamorgan T.O.G.T. was held at Nebo Hall, Hirwain, on Monday. Bro. Leonard Cooke, D.C.T., opened the pro- ceedings. Afterwards the Grand Superintendent, Bro. J. Hocking, Maesteg. presided. The secretary's report was given by Bro. E. J. Thomas.. Cwmdare. The D.E.S. reported the duties he had performed. The D.S.J. Work (Bro. A. O. Perkins, Hirwain) resigned his post, and Bro. George Parr (Aberdare) was appointed his suc- cessor. A prohibition resolution was passed.
Cwmdare Notes. BY RAFFLES. Coming events cast their shadows before. There is some window painting going on just now in close proximity to the house where the wedding will take place. Don't vex, Tygwyn, they haven't- moulded a class for you yet. The latest colours in ladies' dresses at Cwmdare are salmon pink and pea green, with hats to match. Slionny Pikelets takes only ten minutes to get up, wash, dress, break- fast and be in work by seven. He is an example to Bumper who wants at least half-an-hour, then goes to work without lacing his boots. The gloves got mixed the other night with the result that there were two pairs of odd ones in two different houses. Salivas mother was very cross. Going down the street she told Mrs. about it. "Well, well," said that good lady, "the same thing happened in our house last night; Jack always was a careless fellow." The two women exchanged the gloves and all is well again. I hear that the glove affair was planned. If so, it was a most successful ruse. and the wedding is fixed for Whit- Monday. Who exchanged the black leggings for a pair of tanned shoes? Mary Elizabeth Ann will sing her last solo next Tuesday evening, accompanied by a flagelet. Hope she'll get through alright. The flagelettist will do his best.
DEATHS AT ABERDARE. On Monday, Mr. Samuel Evans, shoemaker. 13 Stuart Street, passed away after a lingering illness. He leaves a widow. On Tuesday Mr. William Woodford, 4S Monk Street, formerly butcher at Aberaman, passed away. He leaves a widow and children. Mrs. Harries, 26 Seymour Street, widow of the late Mr. Evan Hees Harries, passed away on Friday last in her 73rd year. The interment took place on Tuesday at the Aberdare Cemetery. The Rev. D. J. Wills offici- ated. The bearers were Messrs. Ben Oliver, Hugh Powell, Tom Rosser, John Thomas. E. Rees, Tom Rees, T. I Brown, and David Jones. The mourn- ers were: Messrs John Harris (son), 'William 01 iver and William Roberts i (sons-in-law), William Davies, Neath (cousin) George Roberts and Essex Harries (grandsons): William Warlow, David Warlow, and Walter Davies (nephews).
Up and Down the Valley. CWMBACH. JAY'S easy payment system is easy for you. SHOE Leather still advancing. Join our Shoe Club and make. your selection now.Lewis, 1 Canon Street, Aberdare. BRYN SEION. This pulpit was on Sunday morning last occupied by the Rev. J. Sulgwyn Davies, Siloh, Aber- dare. and in the evening by the Rev. J. D. Rees, Salem. BRYN SElON Y.P.S.—On Sunday morning an interesting paper was read by Mr. Thomas Lewis. Subject, "Yr Ar- glwydd bia'r frwydr, nid chwi." Mr. W. M. Lewis presided. RECEPTION CONCERT. At the Workmen's Hall on Tuesday evening a concert was given in honour of Private Gwilvm Davies, R.W.F., Private Joseph Lucas, Welsh Regiment, and ex-Private liiii" Sperry. The first two were home on leave, whilst the latter, who has been wounded, has now been discharged. I The chairman was Mr. A. W. Lloyd. The programme was provided for by Afr. Arthur Harris' concert party. Solos by Mrs. C. Harris, Messrs. Mor- gan Nicholas, Francis Davies, Miss
COUNCILLOR IDWAL THOMAS, I New Chairman of the Aberdare Education Committee.
CWMAMAN. ALL trams and bases lead you to JTAY'8. SOLDIER'S DEATH OF WOUNDS.- The sad news has been received by Mr. and Airs. John Butler, 15 Bedlwyn Row, that their eldest and only surviving son, Private Thomas George Butler, aged 30 years, who had been wounded on Good Friday, succumbed to his wounds on the following Saturday afternoon. General sympathy is extended to the bereaved family, who only thirteen months ago buried their youngest son, who was killed in the colliery.
MOUNTAIN ASH. DON'T delay, but call on JAY. THE REMAINS of Mr. Morgan Lewis, who was killed at the Penrhiw- ceiber Colliery on Friday, April 6th, were interred at Maesyrarian Cemetery on Thursday. The mourners were:— The widow, Mrs. Lewis, and Mr. Daniel Jones (father-in-law); Dan. Annie, Nellie and Olive (son and daughters) Mrs. M. A. Owen, sister; Mrs. and Mr Ben James, sister; Mrs. and Mr. Prichard; Misses Ruth, Ceridwen and Lizzie Owen, Tom and Maggie Lewis (nieces and nephews); Air. and Mrs. John Williams; Mrs. Firhy, Swansea; Mrs. Rowlands, aunts; Mrs. and Mr. Dd. Edwards, uncle; Mrs. Clee, Tre- harris; Mrs. Jones, Porth, cousins; Mrs E. Lewis, Mr. Dd. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. W. Lewis, Misses Priscilla, Blodwenj W. Lewis, Misses. Priscilla, Blodwenj I ana uwen jones, sisters-in-law; Airs. Jones, grocer; Mrs. Furlong, Messrs. W. Hopson. C. Hoaeh, Dd. and S. Mor- gan, W. H. Morgan, J. Morgan, E. Evans (Abercwmboi), Mr. and Mrs. E. Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis, Mr. and Mrs. Edmonds, Mrs. M. Boundy, Mrs. J. Morgan, Miss Al. E. Williams, Llan- elly. Wreaths: Widotv and children; Miss Owen, sister; Mrs. E. Lewis and Mrs. M. Lewis, sisters-in-law; Air. Underhill and family; Mr. and Airs. F. Alann, Penrhiwceiber; Miss Powell and Bishop (neighbours). Great sym- pathy is felt towards the family. Only a month ago Mr Morgan Lewis' brother, Lance Corporal Gwilym Lewis, was killed in action in France, and Pte. Thomas Lewis, another brother, was wounded. He has been in York for 8 months, and could not attend his brothei's funeral owing to having undergone a serious operation last week. The officiating minister was the Rev. T. J. Hughes, Rhos (B.). The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. Frank Mills.
MISKIN. i JAY'S furniture is worth placing ta your best rooms. CYMANFA GANU. The Children's Gymanfa of the Alountain Ash, Miskin, and Penrhiwceiber C.M. Districts was held on Easter Tuesday at Moriah. At the afternoon meeting Air. W. Bevan, Miskin, presided, and Master M. I Griffiths gave a recitation. At the evening meeting Mr. David Davies, Noddfa, Alountain Ash, presided. A duet was sung by Aliss Betty Owen and Ataster Willie Owen. The Rev. D. Jones, ALA., Hermon, Penrhiwceiber, gave an address. Mr. Lewis J. Owen, Bethlehem, Mountain Ash, conducted. Mr. James H. Williams, Bethlehem, and Master Ernest Afagor, Aloriah, presided at the organ. A1ILITARY. — Private George Caple, .')'' Thomas Street, arrived home on fur- lough from France on Tuesday, April 3rd. He enlisted in the 6th Welsh in August, 1914, and underwent training at Fort Scoveston, Pembrokeshire. Private Caple was afterwards drafted to France, and saw much service. He was in the great battle of Loos and went through the Somme campaign. At the Somme he was wounded in the knee by a. bullet, and was sent to a hospital at ■y Rouen. After four days he was sent to England, and was at a hospital in London for six weeks. He returned- on Tuesday, April 17th. All wish him the best of luck.
PENRHIWCEIBER. DON'T delay, but call on JAY. BETHESDA (E.B). — At the weekly meeting of the Christian Endeavour Society on Sunday, Aliss Lily Morris- presided. A paper on the topic, "The First Commandment," was read by Frederick John. — The Gwalia First Division Team finished their season on Thursday, April 5th, when they opposed Aberaman. Although defeated they are ahead of other teams, which had been in the league before them. They finished second in the league. Handel Davies, the youngest in the team, nearly defeated all his opponents.. PRESENTATION.—Regimental Sergt. Henry Williams, Rheola Street, was on Tuesday, April 3rd, presented with a useful wallet by his many friends at & meeting held at the Osborne Hotel. Choruses and songs were rendered by friends. Air. Hector Roberts presided at the piano. Mr. George Jones, Pen- rhiwceiber Road, handed the gift. MILITARY. Corporal Evan Lod- wick, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lod- wick, of Railway Terrace, arrived home. on furlough on Alonday, April 16th. Corporal Lodwick enlisted as a sapper in the Royal Engineers in September, 1914. He underwent training at Chatham, and then went to Ireland. In February, 1916, he was sent to German, East Africa, where he saw much fight- ing. He went through many battles out there. In German East Africa he suffered from a bruised arm sustained through an accident, and also had malaria, which caused him to be sent home. During this period he was pro- moted to lance-corporal, and afterwards to corporal. He is returning on Tues- day, and his many friends wish him. the best of luck.
HACCAR'S, ABERDARE. Next Week: Wanted-A Home." Our old friend Councillor Haggar is producing this day (Thursday), Friday and Saturday a beautiful heart-gripping film, entitled, "The Soul Cycle." It has been said that there is nothing new on the face of the earth. That may be,, but in the forcible presentation of this- picture the means employed are certain- ly new, strange and perfectly entranc- ing. One is led outside the picture- and held with a thrall most bewitching. The greatest engines of force of the modern world are only magnified edi- tions of those which preceded them in the misty ages of long ago. They move round in their cycle of influence and become factors of our life, as in- destructible as our souls are said to he. The Soul Cvcle" film shows us tliifi- definitely, and moreover with a great purpose. Lovers of the really sensitive should not miss this great "absorbing- subject. No. 12 of Liberty will also be projected, and a beautiful domestic drama, entitled. "The Kite." Amongst the fun films will be a great Keystone Komedy, Hearts and Planets." On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week an immensely interesting character play in 4 acts, en- titled, "Wanted: A Home" will be screened. It is a sensational structure of beautiful design, pleasing, particu- larly to the ladies. A further pro- gression of the immensely popular ser- ial, "The Laughing Mask," is also on the programme, and a Keystone Komedy, entitled, 'Finnegan's Bomh,' featuring the renowned Roscoe Arbuc- kle. These are just a few of Mr Hag- gar's principal items, comprising a pro- gramme vastly intellectual and in- structive.
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Lily Griffiths, Aberdare. Penhillion j singing, Miss Nellie Jones, .Cwmaman Trio, Mrs. C. Harris and Messrs. Francis Davies and Johnny Lloyd. Solo, Master W. P. Davies. A short sketch Francis Davies and Johnny Lloyd. Solo, Master W. P. Davies. A short sketch was enacted by Mr. John Davies, attendance officer, Aberdare, and his party. Recitation, Aliss Lily Griffiths. Guardian John Hughes presented each soldier with a purse of money, and they suitably responded. On the proposition of Air. James Pardoe, seconded by Mr. James Llewelyn, a vote of thanks was accorded to the chairman and artistes. "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau" was sung by Mr. Francis Davies. The accompanists were Mr. Evan Jones, Cwmaman, and Mr. Herbert Davies.