Up and Down the Valley. MOUNTAIN ASH. JAY'S furniture is worth placing iD J?1" best rooms. A KFLALLOTS —Allen's. I'frwd Crescent. J ^mtain Ash.. WITH THEIR JACKETS ON—tins |s Hot about potatoes, but about the ladies who looked smart after going to Ted Mae's. ^CNERAL. — The interment of 'thur John, the 9 vear old son of Air Mrs Lvon, 30 Phillip Street, who 'M in Cardiff Infirmary last week, ^'°k place in Caegarw Cemetery on aturday, the Vicar officiating. The ?1(nirners were: The parents; Mrs. G. tYons, aunt, and Mrs. P. D. Jones, r"bveteen schoolmates of the deceased °.v also followed, each carrying a pos,\ flowers. The funeral arrangements carried out bv Mr. Frank Mills. WELCOME VISITORS.— A.B. sea- man Herbert Hill, Royal Naval Divi- son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hill, ^I'skin, is lying seriously wounded at "tirchlev Hospital, Birmingham He 1(J(eived a surprise visit, though none tile less welcome, from a Mount lady !nd gentleman. He is progressing fapidlv and was able to sit up and chat *0'- a 'loner time. When handed a "ttie parcel of fags he was grateful, *aying that the men really considered 1(1 in medicine of the best kind- SAVED BY 'ABERDARE LEAD EH. ^~An interesting letter has been ro~ f'^ived bv Mrs. Ginks. Cefnpennar, trom '!ei' son' Pte. Geo. Henry Ginks, 13th "lissa who is out fighting in Meso- potanira.' He writes that he was out skirmishing after Turks when he was struck bv two bullets, which penetrated hI: haversack and also two Aberdare Traders onlv received the morning be- fove. The bullets, lie thinks, spent their force passing through the thick- nesses of the folded papers. GmliS father is in the A.S.C. in France. SAILOR PRESENTED.—The week. ly smoker at the Jeffreys Arms Hotel was to honour A.B. Seaman Edwin Ashford. of H.M.S. Leander. Mr. 'W. Jenkins (Eos Pennar) presided, and I Mr. Mog Morgans, on behalf of the Welcome Fund, presented the gallant sailor with a treasury note. Replying, he spoke in high terms of the boys at home who were getting up these functions. He was deeply grateful, as it showed that they were not for- gotten by their pals. The artistes I were Messrs. Tom Walton, Tommy Morris, John Williams, Mog Morgans, David Powell, in. Jenkins, George] Anthony. John Powell and John Web- her. -Mr. Walton sang the National Anthem. DEATH OF OLD RESIDENT.—The death took place at Doncaster last Thursday of Airs. Bevan, widow of the late George Bevan, sometime overman at Cwmpennar Colliery. Deceased had resided in Mountain Ash for many years, and was 82 years of age. The interment took place in Cae«-arw Cemetery on Tuesday, Rev. Ernest Smith officiating. The mourners were: Mr. and Mrs. Pickering, daughter, and j Mr. b. Bevan Pickering, grandson; Sergt. and Mrs. Dobbs, Pontypool; Air] land Mrs. Nicholas, Maesycwmmer; | Miss Jones, Pontlottyn Mr." and Mrs. Cross Keys; Mr. and -Ili-s. J. "Williams, Pontypool; Air. Edwin hams, Mountain Ash, nephew; Air.! Gwilym Williams, Air. Pritchard and Mrs. Burton, Pontnewvnvdd; Mrs. and M iss Nelson and Mr. Rogers. Ponty- ])ool. Mr. Frank Mills was the under-j taker, YTil* MAY' DEPEND upon Ted Mac. He employs skilled Trade Ujiion tailors. INTERMENT.—The funeral of Mr. D. S. Lewis, Glancynon Hotel, took place at Lhintabon Cemetery on Fri- day. Prior to leaving Mountain Ash there was a short service held at the, house, conducted by the Vicar. At j the graveside the Rev. C. L. Simmonds officiated. The mourners were The widow. Mr. S. Lewis and Mr. David Lewis, sons; Mrs. Edmunds, Barry, sister; Mr. and Airs. Da vies, Barry, nephew and niece; Mr John Rowlands, brother-in-law; Mr. Charles Rowlands,: brother-in-law; Mr. T. Lewis, Nelson, brother-in-law; Airs. Miles, Nelson, and Mrs. Pugh, Nelson, nieces; Mr. T. j Clayton. Lantrisant, nephew; Mrs. Howells, Mrs. Babbage, Whitciiurch, niece; Mr. T. Thomas, Newport, j cousin Mr. C. i >ewis and Mr. J.J Rowlands, Nelson, nephews. Floral tributes were received from: Mamma and the hoys; Catherine and girls, sister, Harry: Mrs. David Thomas, Primrose Hill, cousin; H. and M. Ed- munds, Harry, nephew; Hros. John and Charles and Mrs. Rowlands; Jenuy and Rachel, nieces; Mr. ilnd Mrs. R. Clayton and family, 'AYhit-| church; Mr. and Mrs. T. Lewis, Net- son. brother-in-law; Tom and Addie j Llantrisant. nephew; the Staff Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Edwards, Llantwit Vardre; Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Ed- munds. Mr. and Airs. Beddoe, Thorn Hotel; Messrs Nixon's Navigation smiths and boiler makers; Mountain Ash Licensed Victuallers' Association; Bros. Sirdar Lodge, R.A.O.B., Jeffreys Anus; Kly Brewery Co. Among the general public attending were noticed: Messrs Tom Netherway, Tom Richards, D. T. Kvans, Joe Reynolds. Phil Davies. E. H. McGregor' C. Merrit, J. Gough. Fred Burgess, Frank Mills, D. W. ^Richards. John Reynolds, C. Rowlands. W. Watkins, Rees Thomas, H. Williams. D. D. Gordon. Jenidn Williams. C. Fussell, J. E. Davies, O. 'Hed<loe, Tom Rees. Aberdare; John Hees Aberdare: E. Edwards, Llantwit Fardre; Jenkins, D. W. Howell, C. Jago, Morgan Edmunds, Mog Wil- liams. David Morgan, Harry John, A. W. Oxcnhnm, Willie Davies, W illie Gough. Lpwis (moulder). — Crihh, W. Millar. G. W. Mills, F. J. Mills, Dr. McGliie. Gwilym Jones. J. R. Harris. Horatio Evans, G. Evans, H. W. Long. Tom Hill, \Yilliam Davies (Quarry), Paul Bracc-hi, 1. Jones. Tom Thomas. W. L. Herbert, Hy. Beer. C. Lewis. The funeral nr- rangements were earned out by Mr. Frank Mills.
LOWER COAL OUTPUT. DECREASE OF NEARLY 11 PER CENT. A Home Office report issued on Friday states that the output of coal, which from 287,411,869 tons in 1913 fell to 2Go,643,000 tons in 1914 and to 253,179.446 tons in 1915, amounted in 1916 to 256,348,351 tons. The number of persons employed was 998,063. These figures show a decrease of 129,827 persons on the pre-war year of 1913, but an increase of 44,421 persons on the figures for 1915. The rate of decrease on pre-war figures in the output of coal is about 10.8 per cent., and in the number of person? employed about 11.5 per cent.
MERTHYR CUARDIANS' FINANCES The report of the district auditor (Mr. D. E. Probert) on the acoounts of the Alerthyr Board of Guardians for the half-year ended in September last, was discussed at a special meeting of the Alaintenance Committee on Wednesday, Air. J. Lloyd presiding. The Clerk made a statement justifying the position he had taken up with reference to strike re- lief cases and other special cases, and said he advised the Board not to appoint the relieving officers as collectors for the recovery of strike relief. Dealing with the wiping off of arrears, the Clerk as- serted that the Board had, in law, the right to wipe off arrears in special cir cumstanees. If he was wrong, let the auditor test it in court.—What was de- scribed as "the notorious Barry case'' was next considered, and the Clerk sub- mitted a full statement, showing that a mail against whom the magistrate6 made an order for payment of 12s. per week. now contributed 2s. 6d. per week—the amount which the Guardians thought was all he could really afford. The auditor had intimated that he thought he would surcharge the Guardians in respect to that case.-The Rector of Dowlais: The Maintenance Committee gave certain instructions, and they were not followed. That's where the whole trouble came in. If he surcharges we can't defend it. When Mr. Ll. Richards (the warrant officer) said he found out where the man worked through the police, Air. Harry Evans described it as "disgraceful and disrespectful" to ask the police to make inquiries about a respectable man. The Clerk: The officer had to use his discretion. The Rector of Dowlais: Officers are subject to this Board, or I go out of it. Air. T. T. Jenkins subsequently moved that another application for a reduction should be made to the magistrates, but eventually withdrew it and it was de- cided to await events.
A poor Irishman offered an old sauce- pan for sale. His children inquired why lie parted with it. "Ah! my honeys," answered he, "I would not be after part- ing with it, but for a little money to buy something to put in it."
ABERDARE CINEMA. CLARKE'S THE MAN. MONDAY, APRIL 23, FOR ONE WEEK. CHARLES CHAPLIN in a Mutual Chaplin production: cc N =Bff 99 "ONE A.M." "ONE A M "ONE A.M." One a.m." is one of Chaplin's own productions taken under the 670,000 dollar contract and must not be confused with Charlie's old films taken many years ago. MONDAY, 23 APRIL, FOR 3 DAYS- I w iu offim r Sir John Hare in THE VICAR of WAKEflEill' The story of a noble English Character based on the famous novel by Oliver Goldsmith. THURSDAY, 26 APRIL, FOR 3 DAYS. Mlle. SUZANNE GRANDAIS in iBra TK <Bh_ A story of Love and Intrigue. SERVICES FOR SUNDAY NEXT. ^HOMASS ASSEMBLY ROOMS, Cardiff Street, Aberdare. — ?lmday, April 22nd. Bible Lecture by Z. WHITEHOU SE, Newport. —"Angels. Have they been •" Were there Angels at Mons:' ii .at are thev doing now. W hat is eir future work?"' No Collection. ks I LOA, A BERDAR. Cvnhelir c YM AlNTF A GANU SU|- NESAF, EBRILL 22ain, Am 2.15 a 6 o'r gloch. Arvve'nydd: J. EVANS. OrganYddes: Miss CWLADYS JONES, L.L.C.M. CROESAW I BAWB.
ABERDARE CINEMA. tiext Week: Sir John Hare in "Vicar of Wakefield." It is to the Cinema film that we should feel particularly grateful when think of the great stars of the dra- matic stage of bygone years. Just as he gramophone has preserved the oices of the gifted musical artistes of t/e ?Peratic and concert world, so has ie film preserved the form and feature iiu facial expression of the actor and t'tress of past years. The lovable char- t-ter—the Vicar of Wakefield, as pour- 'ayed in ink by Oliver Goldsmith, was j.,Serialized by Sir John Hare on the cr^ni' anc^ nothing better of his work uld possibly have been chosen than Q e §reat old Yorkshire Vicar. It is at n a true conception of life in all its iurms, and the patrons of Clarke's the Aether familiar with Goldsmith s tion '°r not, will welcome the produo- att, Wlth open arms. Another immense is AiCti°n for Monday and all the week est Clarke's engagement of the lat- <• q Chaplin picture. It is entitled,) tjj a.m. and one can imagine from j ll;r,L earlJ llour that "something" He Peils- The enormous expense con- ■tj, with these Mutual films makes s erri quite exclusive, and only to be l Pn at Clarke's tbe Man's picture 9llSe. The public will be delighted > Ajth "One a.m. and particularly with Vjharlie, who presents something novel J|l'Oughout the entire production. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday of next Aeek Mr. Clarke presents Mile. Suzanne I'andais in "Suzanne." a piece of '"aracter acting, for intensity and force ■dona equalled on the film. It is a 0'v of love and intrigue, marvellously ^>e'ded into picture that appeals to all. '"• Clarke's engagements for next ^,eek are really fine and will be a ve^sure to witness. The usual chil- oteil's matinee will be continued on Saturday
PENRHI WCEIBER. I YOl] will be pleased nfter calling at '^Ui? CORRESPONDENT for Pen- rliiwceiber is Mr. Ben Jones, 46 Rheola Street, to whom all reports should be sent. THE "INTERMENT of Mr. Ebenezer Morgan, colliery manager. Cymmer, Forth, formerly Penrhiwceiber. whose death we reported last week, took place a-i Trealaw Cemeterv on Monday after- noon. Rev. Rowland Morgan. Creigiau, and Rev. J. Davies. Porth, officiating. SUCCESSES. The following were the successful pupils of Prof. D. Erasmus, L I S.M Rlieola Street, Penrhiwceiber, at the Mountain Ash. Abercynon and Porth Eisteddfodau in Easter week: — A'oinitaii) Ash: Piano solo. Miss Gwyn- eth Hopkins. Piano solo. Master ldns Owen. Mountain Ash. Boys' solo, Aiaster D. G. Hardiman, Mountain Ash. Abercynon: Soprano solo, Miss M. J. Davies. Miskin. Piano solo, Miss Sarah J. Brown. Penrhiwceiber. Porth: I Piano solo, Master Idris Owens, Mount- ain Ash. Piano solo, Master Johnny ■ Davies. Philip Street, Mountain Ash. I
MMHnBHHMBi r]-TTirriTTrnr»»HnTirinnMiiTrMBri YNYSBOETH. DON'T delay, but call at JAY. SHALLOTS.—Allen's, l'tn d Crescent, Mountain Ash. SOLDIERS HONOURED. — The secretary, Mr. D. T. Panes, and the Committee held a grand concert to honour Sergeat G. Evans. R.E., Gunner Jack Morris, and Private Baker on Tuesday evening at the Ynysboeth Hotel. Air. Joseph Lloyd presided, and each of the heroes was presented with a Treasury note. The harmony was pro- vided by Alessrs. G. Bowden, Danny Pellard, William AlcLeod, William Watkins, W. Woods, Alfred Williams, and D. Richards, Duetcists Richards and Bowden, and Arthur Lewis, accompanist.
ABERCYNON. DON'T delay, but call on JAY". PULPIT. OIL Sunday last the pulpit of the English Congregational Church was occupied by Air. Charles Maddos. ERRATUAt. Roy Bradley was ac- cidentally kicked in the playground by a playmate and not by a horse, a, stated. FOOTBALL.—Abercynon defeated Tre- harris Rovers on Monday by two goals to one. The scorers for Abercynon were Jack Jones and Will James. The referee was Dick Jones. COLLIERY COMBING. A mass meeting ot the workmen of the Dowlais- Oardilt Colliery was held on Saturday to consider the question of combing-ouc at the collieries. Air. Tom Davies occupied the chair, and was supported by Councillor C. Aladdox, secretary, and Air. George Evans, treasurer. After a lengthy discussion on the new combing- out proposals it was resolved that pro- tection be given to all young men who are the sole support of the family, and that every effort be made to safeguard the interests of the organisation. Councillor Aladdox was elected delegate to the Cardiff Conference. HOME FOR COMMISSION. Sergt. I, J. Radford, son of Air. and Airs. J. Radford, has come home from France, where lie has been since May, 1916. He was at one time employed at the Im- perial Stores. lie was in charge of the (Abercynon) 7th Company Boys' Brigade before joining up, and took an active part in the young people's curriculum at the English Congre- gational Church. He enlisted in the R.W.F. on the lltli February last year. In May he was drafted out to France, and has been through stiff fighting in Belgium, on the Somme, and on the Ancre. On September 3rd he was slightly wounded whilst in action during the attack on Ginchy. On September 28th he was promoted to lance-corporal, and on November 29th to corporal. On January 3rd, 1917, he was appointed acting-sergeant, and on the 26th was awarded the military medal for conspicuous gallantry at Beaumont Hamel, which was described by Radford as a "proper death trap." On the 23th of January he was pro- moled to sergeant, and on the 27th February was mentioned in dispatches and recommended for a commission, He is now home for a month prior to going for training in a cadet school. CALF ARIA (In. On Sunday the quarterly meetings of the Sunday School were held. Programme: Re- citations, Lizzie Alary Evans and M. J. Jones. Song. Afiss Lizzie Howells. Duet, Ida Jenkins and Cissie Stephens. Re- citation, Eleanor M. Evans. Catechism. "Baptism," Airs. Howells" Class. Songs, Morfudd Lloyd and Olwen Davies. Duet, Al. A. Davies and Lizzie Lloyd. Recitation, Alvrddin Lloyd. Songs, Lily Howells and Myfanwy Ellis, Recitations, William John Price and Clifford Howells. Songs, 1L Jane Jones and Bertie Williams. Recitation. Brinley Price. Dialogue, Lizzie AL Evans and Alice Howells. Songs. Mair Morgan and Rd. Jones. Recitations. ATr. John Alorgan and Mary Lizzie Davies. Songs, Valmai Lloyd and Claudia Jones. Recitations. Gwvneth Price and Airs. AL H. Davies. Song, Megan Lloyd. Duett. Claudia and Rd: Jones. Duett. Alvrddin and Valmai Lloyd. Song. Bertie Williams. Re- citations, Alice Howells and Stanley Meredith. Song. Miss Lizzie Lloyd. Panoforte solo, Aliss Edith Williams. Air. John Lloyd, superintendent of the school, presided. The secretary was Air. Willie Howells. The organists were Alisses Bessie Thomas. Edith Williams. Lizzie Llovd, and Airs. Jennie Daves. WELCOME HOAIE RALLY. — A Welcome Rally took pt;ce at the r1 entrnl Hall on Thursday. The Rev. J. T. Williams, pastor, emphasised the need of rousing the sense of the nation to some of its present day perils and obligations. Among them was the grave can for the preserving of the nations' strength nhysically. financially a i -I morally. Tie- nation and even the Empire need be roused to the fact that victory when it came would lie but the frnit of the sufferings of the soldiers -and sailors. As churclics they should raise their voices Miat the nation, to be honourable in its obligations, would see that the boys and dependents should be cared for and well looked after. Our great peril was to cast the sailors and soldiers aside, thoughtless and heedless of the great manual fortune amassed by them for us in this war through their unspeakable sufferings. Victory and peace and goodwill would ring down the avenue of generations to come. Let us guard the time of that ring. Let its echo be pttTe and strong, for shall we not do our part in helping to preserve, even bv national law. the strength and happiness of our boys. This was not a party question. politically or religiously. It was a question deeply affecting the manhood of our national life.—A social had been arranged by the Young People's So- eiety, together with the Young Helping l-b ndLeague, to welcome Alessrs. Jones and Stokes and their families. Tray- j holders: Mrs. Ritchings, Airs. Alorgan Davies, Aliss Sarah Beaton, Mrs. R. O. Thomas, Airs. W. J. Price, Aliss Edith Rees, Aliss Hettie James, Mrs. Sinclair, and All's. Freeguard. An overture was given by Mr. R. O. Thomas. Duet, Ah's. Lister and Aliss Lister. Solo, Miss Jessie James. Recitation, R. Davies. Solo, Fred Freeguard. Recitation, Air. W. J. Price. Solos, David Palmer, Alice Williams, and Etta Rossiter. Presentations were made to Mr. W. Jones by Air. J. P. Davies and to Air. W. Stokes by Air. W. J. Price. The stewards were Alessrs. B. Howells, W. Williams and Sidney Jones.
YNYSYBWL. Don't delay, but call on JAY. OUR CORRESPONDENT for Ynysy- bwl is Air. Walter D. Rogers, 40 Robert Street, to whom all reports should be sent. DEATH. — On Saturday; after a long and painful illness. Air. Hubert Lloyd, fourth son of Air. Owen Lloyd, 2 Glyn- niynach Street, died at Pontsarn Sana- torium. PERSONAL. — Air. Idris James, late Trerobart Schools, who has gone to South Africa in search of health, has since his arrival there met several old Y'nvsvbwl friends. PERSONAL. — Mr. D. H. Thomas, formerly assistant director of education at Mountain Ash and correspondent of the "Leader," son of Mrs. J. Thomas, 8o Robert Street, on Friday last joined the Royal Field Artillery. He is stationed at Preston. CYMANFA GANF. The Calvinistic Methodists of the Lower Division Aber- dare and District held the children's Cymanfa at Jerusalem Chapel on Tues- day. April 10th. The conductor was Air. Elias, of Ynysybwl, while the accompanists were Aliss G. Edwards, Ynysybwl, and Air. Humphreys, Aoer- cynon. In the afternoon Air. D. J. Price, Abercynon, presided, and in the evening Rev. Tsaae Alorris, B.A.. B.D. The Rev. Gwmryn Jones. Aliskin, catechised the children in the Maes Llafur. QUARTERLY MEETINGS. — On Sunday last the scholars of Tabernacle Sunday School held their quarterly meetings. The Rev. Arthur Jones, B.A., pastor, presided. The following save recitations: Jenny Evans, Beli Thomas, William Rhys Pickering, Glyn- dwr Evans, Ceinwen Lewis, Katie Williams, Tom Whitney, Agnes Jones, George Pickering, Lorna Evans, Herbert Jones, Aubrey Thomas, Beti Williams, Winnie Williams, Ivv Evans, Gwilym •Tones, David Morley Dalies leuan Rogers. Gwladys John. Alice Williams, Gwilym Davies, Linie Thomas, Lizzie Pickering, Eluned Evans, Llinos Evans, Alary Lewis. The following rendered solos.-—Blodwen Jones, Kennie Thomas, Aluriel Jones, Selwyn Evans, Eleanor Alorgan, Aneurin Bevan, Deilwyn Bevan. Blodwen Jones. Aldred Evans, Edith Jones, Alaggie Evans, Robert Davies. Airs. Alorris. and Olwen Thomas. Ttems were contributed by parties led by Air. George Jones. Pianoforte solos were given by Glyn Davies and Rrynmor Jories. The ac- eoinn-Miists were Aliss Nellie Evans and Air. ft. J. Owen.
EMPIRE THEATRE, MOUNTAIN ASH. I Next Week: "The City of Sighs and Tears. Right welcome to Mountain Ash is thd, veteran of stage life, Air. Sydney Verekcr, who has taken over the New Empire Theatre. Mr. Vereker's name as a stage-spectacle promoter and of dramatic fame is well known. For the past 30 years he has been produe- itig throughout the Kingdom the best." In settling down here he is assured of the share of patronage that experience is certain to command. On Monday and all the week, he 'has made a real hit by .re-engaging the popular character.-actor, Mr. Leonard Mortimer, in an entirely new piece from his own pen, "The City of Sighs and Tears." Like good wine. Mr Mortimer I needs no bush, for he is bound to have crowded houses all the week.
PENRHIWCEIBER VESTRY. The Vicar, the Rev. J. R. Jones, B.A., presided at the annual vestry meeting at Penrhiwceiber. He nomin- ated Mr. Josenh Lewis, postmaster, as his warden. Ex-sergeant T. J. Bryer was elected people's warden.
——-—-—— BIRTHS, MARRIACES & DEATHS. Killed in Action. ROPER.—On March 26th, 1917, Lance Corporal B. Roper, Welsh Regt., son of Mrs. A. Roper, 3 Morris Avenue, Penrhiwceiber. Deeply mourned by mother and sister.
wmmmtBmmmmammmmammmmmmmmmmmmmmmummmmmm PENRHIWCEIBER ROLL OF I HONOUR. Three Killed and Two Wounded. We regret to announce the deaths in action in the East of Sergeant J. James Jones, Lance Corporal Benjamin Roper, and Private Herbert Pearman, all of Penrhiwceiher. Sergeant J. James Jones had been in the Army for 16 years, and at the outbreak of war he joined the 5th Welsh. He underwent training at Portmadoc and other places. He went through the Dardanelles Campaign. In October, 1915, he was wounded by a bullet in the body, and was in hospital for 3 months. Then he came home on leave. and had a warm reception. Upon re- turning he was sent to Egypt, and at the battle of Gaza he fell, bravely fight- ing for his King and Country. He leaves a sorrowing wife and three little children who reside at 14A Rheola Street. Lance Corporal Benjamin Roper en- listed in September, 1914, in the 4th Welsh, afterwards transferred to the 5th Welsh. He underwent training in Pembrokeshire. He went through the Dardanelles Campaign, was wounded and brought to this country. He was for 7 months in hospital in Liverpool. He had fever after having been wound- ed, which left him with a weak heart. He came home on leave, and had a cordifil reception by his many friends. Subsequently he was sent to Egypt. In 8 days after landing he was killed in action at Gaza. A message of condo- lence from the King and Queen has been received by his mother and sister. He was the oflly son of Airs. A. Roper, of 3 Morris Avenue, and was only 21 years old. Prior to enlistment he was employed as a collier at Penrikvber Colliery. Private Herbert Pearman enlisted in the oth 'Welsh at the outbreak of war, he having joined the Territorials at tne age of 14. He underwent training at Pembroke, Bedford, Trinbridge Wells and Scotland. He was at the S-tivia Bay landing. He had not been home for two years. From the Dardan- elles he was sent to Egypt, and at Gaza was killed in action. Condolence from the King and Queen was received by his mother, Airs. Pearman, of 3G Park Street. Deceased was only 19, and was previously employed at Nixon's Navi- gation Colliery. At Gaza a Penrhiwceilier soldier has been wounded, namely, Sergeant Syd- ney J. Thomas, Church Street. He en- listed at the outbreak of war in the 5th Welsh, and underwent training at Pembroke, Bedford, Tunbridge Wells and Scotland. He was at the landing at Suvla Bay. Afterwards he was sent to Egypt. and thence to Palestine. News has been received that Gunner George Cooper, of 53 Tanycoed Street, Penrhiwceiber has been wounded in Fiance. He enlisted in the Royal Gar- rison Artillery in August, 1914. He underwent trainfng at Portsmouth, Plymouth and elsewhere. He was then sent to France, and has been through many engagements, having been out 2 years. He. was home a year ago to bury his brother, who was killed at Nixon's Colliery. Gunner Cooper now lies at the General Hospital, France. His parents are anxiously waiting further news as to the extent of his injuries.
ABERDARE APPEAL ALLOWED. Searching of Miners' Clothes. In the King's Bench Divisional Court on Wednesday the Lord Chief Justice and Justices Ridley and Row- lett heard an appeal arising out of n prosecution under the Coal Alines Act, 1911, at Aberdare Petty Sessions. Mr. Disturnal, K.C., said the matter came before the Court as a case stated by the magistrates on 30th August last, when the manager of the Tower Colliery. Hirwaiu. prosecuted a man named Lewis employed at the colliery as a haulier. The offence charged was under Section 35 of the Mines Act. 1911, and charged the defendant with having a match in his possession while in the mine. It appears from the case stated fhat on 13th June. at 9 a.m., when respondent was working in the day shift, appellant, in company with the under-manager and two workmen, commenced searching the men below ground, in accordance with the pro- visions of the Act. Appellant met re- spondent bringing up a tramload of coal, and searched his waistcoat and trousers, but with no result. Respond- ent's coat, hanging some ten yards away, was then searched, and a match w as" found, though, according to re- spondent, he searched himself before enterino- the mine, found no match, and gave his pipe up. Before the magis- trates respondent contended that the search was unauthorised, as he was not searched before he commenced work, and appellant was not the proper per- son to search. The Lord Chief Justice said he thought it was immaterial, as the match was found in his possession while in the mine. L ————— Counsel added that^ the magistrates held that the appellant did not conform to the provisions of the Coal Mines Act because he did not cause the work- man to be searched before he rol11- nienced work, and he was not searched by the person authorised therefore j the magistrates could not convict re- spondent. Thet Lord Chief Justice held that the magistrates were wrong in refusing to convict, and the case must go back? The appeal would be allowed with costs.
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