-.¡¡¡ TRECYBOS ABEEDARE DOUBLE ( PRIZE DRAWING, JN aid of Mr. William Jama^f (son of the late Abraham James,) 57, Hfrwain-road, Tre- •jrnon, Aberdare, who haayoeea disabled for the last three years, will place at the Gadlys Baptist Chapel Vestry (kindly lent for the oc- casion), on Monday, December 1st 1884. FIRST PRIZfi, £ 10 IN CASH. T&fcpts may be Xatl of the Secretary, Mr. D. Griffith!, 62, Gr/Wlyi-street, Aberdare, of the Treasurer, Mr/S. Jones, 103, Cemetery-road, Trecynon, Aberdare, and at the Aberdare Time* Office. 1 j All coimwparts to be returnd on or before November$2nd, 1884. SCIENCE IN PENS. Writing made easy bytj»^tt&e of BATES WAD^lND CO.'S SCIENTIFIC TRBK/E-GUOUND PENS. AS SUP »LIED TG^HER MAJESTY'S FORCBS DUR- ING>HE EGYPTIAN CAMPAIGN. To be obtjpfned of JONES & SON, Aberdare f- li I -,P, Aa &A U: AL4;604000 pawl or DRATH & TITU WOBJESO XZPSSAPBUILOB • psa OXIiX. O» na nf OOMX. DNTE: M, IUPAM BTBXXT, I X.A I lOytTl jriyTEP WHEM OT RB TZD. TAEF VALE GRAMMAR SCHOOL, 26, CARDIFF STRBET DARE. EVENINJGK" CLASSES. < NSTRU N is given in Reading, Writing Arithmetic, Grammar, Bookkeeping, &c. &c., to suit the requirements of pupils. Conducted b) the EEv. J. JOSEPH GEORGE ATTENDANTS FOUR NIGHTS PER WEEK, Further particulars on Application. WELSH LITERATUIlE. BOOKS PUBLISHED BY T. QEE & SON, Banntr 4' Times of IVai" Office, I DENBIGH. r P GEE AitD SON will ba glad to forward, 1 • free by post, a copy of their last Cata- logue, which has just been issued, and contains particulars of a new and enlarged edition of The Myvyrian Archaology of/Wales, and several of the best Welsh-English and English- Welsh Dictionaries, &o., &c/—Together with a large number of the most important Works which have been published in the Welsh Language. NMEDICINE & ADVICE EBE^OMSABGE. JERYOUS Debilitya^rtf'other kindred com- rers from these diseases can obtain advice am medicine gratis by send- ing all particul^jreof thoir case to the Medical Secretary, Jkr Sand mere Gardens, Sandmere Eoadiw^ham, S.W. BRANOI OY. ONCtIj lmp:OFCMD A N 1) 11 LISTEN TO YOUR WIFE. THE Manchester Guardian, June 9th, 18^, Mys—" At one of the windows looking on the wtfod land ways, with clumps of rhododendrons and nea masses of May blessoms. there was an intereatiD? group It included one who had been a cotton spinner. but was now so paralysed that he could only bear to lie i- a re. elininj position.* This refers to my case at the Home for Indbrables. t was first attacked twelre years ago with locomotbr ataxy —a paralytic disease of nerre fibre rarely evef cared— and was for several years b.«rely able to get about, and for the last five years notable to attend to my business as cotton agent, although many things have beah done for me, the laat experiment being nerve-stretching, two vears ago. I was voted into the Home for Incnrabteo, Mauldeth Hall, Heaton Mersey, near Manchester, in May, 1982, a home that ought to be more widely known; where poor afflicted ones have every suitable comfort and attentioa. I am no advocate for anything in the sfyapc of patent medicine, and made many objections to AT dear wife's coutant urging to try Hop Bitters, but finally, to pacify her, consented. I had not quite finished the first bottle when I felt a change come over me. This/was Saturday, November 3. On Sunday morning, in dressing, I felt so strong on my legs, I said to my bedroom? companions OIL was sure I could walk so started across the floor and baok. I hardly knew how to contain myself I was all over the house. After finigSin.: the fjirst bottle, I had fou" day., to wait for the second, and by the time it came I had fallen baok considerably Two diys alter I began to take the second ray walking camerback, and now as the Home are finding the Hitters for me I am gaining ttrength each day, and can walk quite!safe without stick or any other support I am now at my own bouse, and hope soon to earn my own livintr agatn. I have been a member of the Manchester Royal Ekchaoge lor nearly thirty years, and was most he:trtily, congratulated on going into the room on Thursday la^t.—Very gratefully yours. JdR. BLACXBVBIW. 99, Teneriffe-atreet, Higher D rough tot. Manchester, December 24, 1343. To Hop Bitters Company, London. P.8.-You will gather much respecting my case from the enclosed card. T f (Copy of Card.Jf nCOlfD (unto. KOBTHERK COUNTIES HOSfPITAL for INCUR ABLES. i. May Election, l(is2. Yonr votes and invests are |re.pectfully solicited on JOHN BLACKBURN, aged 47 years, who for eleven* has been afflicted with ataxy, ana for |ne last three years quite unable to attend to business. This case is recommended by Benj. Armitage, Esq., M.I*. The Rev. C. E. Stewart, Kedorof St, James's, Higher Broughton. John Loweoek, Esq., J.P. Mr JohnHeywood. Publisher, jbc, Manchester. Mrs William Mather, Park Leo, Higher Broughton. Mrs Winser, Woodland terracaj Higher Bronjrhton. Henry Simpson, Esq., M.D., Lond, Physician to Man. chestta Royal Infirmary James Ross. Esq, M.D., M.R^C.P., Assistant Physician to the Royal Infirmary. Alex. Hodgkinson, Esq, M, B., 28, King-street, Man- chester. The above testimonial jls from among thousand received. Hop fitters cure dyspeisis, indigestion, kidney com- pUin':s.Nder»ngement of prions kinds, and as a general lamiy ihedii.'ine none hfve met with such genuine ap- preciation*. Hop Kitteri Introduced into this country bftt a c«ife>ftr:ftr:»a District by a Brewery producing first cla^Ales. A good opportunity to anyoniimjosspsdiDg a store and the means of delivery. TtSterences required. Apply by letter to W.A., The Brewery, Monmouth,
THE OLDEST CHURCH IN AMERICA.-It is alleged that the oldest church in America is situated in the village of Tadousac, where the Canadian river Saguenay flows into the St. Lawrence. The church was built by the Frendh discoverer, Jacques Cartier, for the French colony he had founded. It is only a small building, being only about twenty feet square, with a very low ceiling, and was erected in 1517, twenty-five years after the discovery of the continent. It contains a very remarkable picture of the Virgin Mary, painted more than 300 years ago by one of the Jesuit fathers at the mission. The objects of interest in the church —for, besides this picture, there are some ancient vestments and a very curiously embroid- ered alter. cloth-are freely exhibited to strangers,
BIRTH. Nov. 3rd, at 17, Lewis-street, Abexaman, Aberdare, the wife of Mr W. T. James, Hair- dresser, of a son, to be named William Roger Charles Jame*. MARRIAGE. Nov. 11 th, at St. Elvan's Church, by the Rev. R. B. Jenkins, vicar. Mr T. Whitty Evans, ohemist, Commercial-street, Aberdare, to Mrs Rebecca Evans, Aliens' Arms, Mountain Ash. DEATH. On the 13th inst., Mr David Howell, of Gelli Isaf, Aberdaie, in his 56th year. Funeral on Monday next at 2 o'clock. friends will please accept thia intimation.
sofill Hut till QZTltt. ♦ BOABD OF GUARDIANS.—Mr R. H. Rhys pre- sided at the usual weekly meeting on Saturday. A letter was read from the Local Government Board, approving of the amended plans sub- mitted to them for the erection of a syphilitic ward, and consenting to an expenditure not ex- ceeding JE300 on the erection of the work. Mr T. Williams, the clerk to the Merthyr Local Board, wrote making application for repay- ment by the guardians of the sum ofjEl 8s 9d, which he had paid for a coffin and grave for John Callagan, who died at Pant Hospital of typhoid fever. Mr Williams explained that the union district medical officer considered that the burial should take place at once, and for the purpose he certified that the man was a pauper, and issued an order to Mr Morgan, relieving officer, who, however, refused to provide for the inter- ment,-The clerk to the guardians (Mr F. James) said that the medical officer had no [power to give such an order. Legally, the board were not bound to bury anybody except persons who died in the house or in the Aber- dare School.—Mr Plews moved that the board pay the JEl 8s 9d.—Mr T. Williams, J.P., seconded the motion.—The chairman spoke strongly against the motion, which he said might lead to an enormous expense to the union in maintaining these fever hospitals, and he urged the board not to accept it.-It was eventually discovered that the motion could not now be put, inasmuch as there was a resolution on the books pledging the board not to pay for the burial of non-pauper cases. Under these circumstances, Mr Plews gave notice that at the next meeting he would move that the motion be rescinded.-Three selected candidates for the office of porter at the workhouse appeared before the board, and Frederick Coates, of Clodbury Mortimer, near Bewdley, was appointed.—Mr Elisha E. Jones, the trainer at the Aberdare Industrial School, sent in his resignation, and it was accepted, the clerk being directed to advertise for a successor.-The Clerk read a y of an entry made in the visitors' book at the Aberdare School by the Rev. A. G. Edwards, warden of Llandovery College, and Mr David Thomas. J.P., M.R.C.S, Llandovery. The entry was as follows:—"We visited these schools in company with Mr James Lewis, Plasdraw. The institution appears admirably designed and excellently worked, and all we have seen seems in every way calculated to promote the training of the- children, and to send them out well prepared for the work of life." FATAL SWING-BOAT ACCIDENT.-On Sunday morning, William Roberts, aged 15 years, of 65, Gadlys-street, died from injuries received by being struck by a swing. boat in Market- street, on Saturday night. Whilst the boat was swinging deceased ran towards it, when it caught him in the face and knocked him down, rendering him insensible. He never recovered consciousness. This mnkes the second fatal accident which has occurred at this spot under similar circumstances. It will also be recollect ed that ayoung man was killed at the last fair at Aberaman through falling out of a swing-boat. It would be well if these dangerous sources of amusement could be done away with. GRAND CONCERT.-The Aberdare Glee Party gave their third series of annual concerts on on Thursday evening, the 6th inst., at the Temperance Hall. The spacious building was filled to its utmost, even the orchestra space being utilized for accommodation. Doubtless the anticipation of hearing the queen of ballad singers, MissJMary Davies, and Madame Spencer Jones, accounts for the unusual patronage. Miss Davies sang three times and was on each occasion vociferiously recalled, and with her characteristic kindness each time favoured her admirers with an encore song. She sang "I will extol thee (Costa), "Cwynfau Prydain and Swinging, and for encore gave Bye bye, baby," Clyohau Aberdyfi," and "Sum- mer Shower respectively. All were rendered with exquisite taste and polish and amply satis- fied the wants of the most epicurean of musicians. Madame Spencer Jones also sang with great effect and her pathetic passeges were rendered in excellent taste. "Never again and "Daddy" evoked loud encores, to which she graciously responded. "Llwybr yr Wyddfa" was given by Mr J. Duval. Be has a good voice and some notes are exceptionally good. If he studies a little stage deportment he may do well as a local vocalist. Mr Tom Bowen's rendering of the first verse of British Lion gave great promise, but unfortunately in the second and third verses he marred the effect serioasly by defective intonation. Mr Tom Williams sang" Maid of the Mill" and Mr R. W. Evans the "Pilgrim." Both were unfortun- ate in respect of having to appear after Miss Davies. Nevertheless Mr Williams sang with great success, and Mr Evaos is also to be com- plimented on maintaining an equally creditable position. "The Powder Monkey" was given by Mr D. Phillips. It was very bad taste on the part of the glee party initiating the musical hall element of chorus singing, to the refrain of his song. Mr Phillips reliance on the humorous in preference to the vocal in his song met with great success. The glee party, under the direc- tion of Mr Daniel Jones, sang several glees. "Y Gof" was very well rendered, and its robust passages suit the vocal character of the party very well. In the "Martyrs of the Arena they failed to maintain the favourable impress made in the first glee. Intonation suffered to a serious extent. "The Italian Salad" was well done and deservedly earned the encore accorded it. Mr Tom Williams was both humorous and effective in the rendering of the solo. The Vikings fell short of our ex- pectations. The party contains several ex- cellent voices, but we fear in the desire to main- tain their own identity these vocalists fail to grasp the fact that individual prominence is most damaging when blend and uniformity of tone is required. Mr D. Bowen accompanied the songs throughout and performed his onerous duties with the greatest satisfaction. Mr D. Howell sang "Once again" but not in his usual style, his intonation being not pure. Mr Moses accompanied the party on the har- monium. ABERDARE CHORAL UNION.—In the current number of Musical Opinion the announcement is made that Madame Worrel (who is engaged by the Aberdare Choral Union for their annual oratorio concerts, 1884, "Samson,") gave her annual evening concert at the Masonic Hall. Camberwell, London, on the 14th ult., assisted Jby a number of artistes, including Madame Spencer Jones (who is likewise engaged by the Aberdare Choral Union). The concert was in every way a success, the hall being crowded with an enthuisastic audience. Mr J. Lurle ably conducted. Perhu;^ it may interest some of our readers to know that Madame Duval Worrel was engaged for the first and second oratorio performance of the Aberdare Choral Union, and will doubtless be recognized as an old favourite of the local musical community. CHRISTMAS MARKET SnOW.-At a meeting held at the Cowbridge Arms, on Friday, Mr. R. Stonnill, Great Western Railway, in the chair, it was decided to hold another Market Show at Christmas, and arrangements were made to canvass the town for subsciptions. Last year nearly JE30 were awarded in prizes, and is hoped that an equally good show will be again got tip this year. For some unaccountable reason the market is not as good as as it should be for a town of the size and importance of Aberdare, the primary object of the promoters of the show being to endeavour to bring about a better state of things. Let us hope they may succeed. PARLIAMENTARY DEBATING SOCIETY. — A meeting of the above society took place at the Club and Institute, on Tuesday evening last, at which Mr D. P. Davies, J.P., presided. The attendance was, however, rather meagre, not- withstanding that the whole of the members had been invited by circular to be present. Mr. C. Kenshole, ,leader of the Liberal party, an- nounced that other engagements precluded his acting in that capacity during the coming ses- sion, and considerable discussion ensued as to the appointment of a successor. It was ulti- mately arranged that both sections should hold meetings of their respective parties, to decide as to the best course to adopt in carrying on the society. The meeting was adjourned for a Jfbrt- night. POOLE'S DIORAMA.—It will be seen from our advertising columns that Messrs. Poole will exhibit their well-known panorama in this town for a short season, commencing on Monday next. The panorama is said to cover 85,650 feet of canvas, the views being.admiraby paint- ed, whilst the diorataio and xaeohanioiu effects are very cleverJy managed. The entertainment is enlivened by the performances of an excellent concert party and an accomplished ventriloquist. We observe that the prices are within the reach of all, and therfore crowded houses may be anticipated.
ABERDARE POLICE COURT. TUESDAY —(.Be/bfe J. Bishop, R. H. Rhys, and D. P. Davies, Esqs.) ENDORSEMENT OF LICENsE.-On the applica- tion of Mr o. Kenshole, the license of the Crown Hotel, Maesydre, was temporarily transferred from Mrs Gethin to Mr John Howell. DRUNKENNESS.—Joseph Payne was summoned for being drunk and disorderly in Oxford-street, Mountain Ash, on the 1st inst. P.S. Johns proved the case, and a fine of 15s, or seven days, was imposed.—Jeremiah McCarthy was sum- moned for a similar offence at Mountain Ash, on the 28th ult. The same officer gave evidence and a like fine was inflicted.- Watkin Price was summoned for being drunk and disorderly in High-street, Hirwain, on the 3rd inst P.C. Adams was the witness in this case, and a like fine was imposed.—John Livesey was brought up under a warrant charged with being drunk in Ffrwd-crescent, Mountain Ash. P.S. Johns said that at a quarter-past 12, on Saturday night, the 25th ult, he saw defendant lying down in the Ffrwd-crescent, very drunk. He took him into custody and locked him up till he was sober. He was too drunk to give any account of himself at the time. His Worship (to defendant): Why didn't you appear last week ? Defendant: I was "badly." A fine of 5s and costs, or seven days, was imposed. OBSTRUCTING THE HIGHWAY.—-Thomas Rees was summoned for causing an obstruction in Glo'ster-street, Aberdare, on the 1st inst. P.C. J. B. Davies saw defendant striking and kick- ing at a man in the street, and caused a large crowd to assemble. Defendant said the other man struck him first. He was fined 5s and costs, or seven days' imprisonment. OBSTRUCTION BY CABS.—Thomas James, Green Ford, David Williams, and Isaac Dix, cab drivers, were summoned for obstructing the thoroughfare in Commercial-street, on the 1st inst. P.C. J. B. Davies said that about ten minutes past 9, on the morning in question, he was called to the vicinity of the Commercial Hotel, where he saw one cab and a brake on one side of the road and a cab and brake on the other side, and a cab in the middle of the road which the driver was endeavouring to get between the other vehicles. There was also another cab waiting to pass. The defendants were in charge of,the carriages, which caused a complete obstruction of the highway. Defend- ants made various excuses, which however failed to satisfy the Bench, and they were informed that such practices could not be tolerated. They were each fined 10s.and costs, or fourteen days in default! COAL STEALING.—Mary Ann Thomas, 11, Lydia. Harman, 11, and Mary Ann Bevan, 10, was summoned for stealing coal, the property of Sir George Elliot and others, at Cwmhach. P.C. Evans said that at 11.30 a.m, on the 24th October, he saw the three girls on top of the tip at Deep Duffryn Colliery picking coal into buckets. When they saw him they threw the coal down and ran away. Altogether there were about 56 lbs of coal. There are notices up; but there is so much coal stealing going on at this spot that the company were compelled to prosecute. David Thomas, clerk, 10, George- street, Cap Coch, proved the ownership, and said the value of the coal was 2d. Tho Bench considered the mothers most to blame in send- ing thoir children for coal, and they deserved to be punished for it. Thomas and Harman were fined 10s each, or ten days. The other little girl was discharged. No:f .MAINTENANCE.—Wiliam Rogers, haulier, I Mardy, was summoned to show cause why he should not be committed for disobeying an order to contribute towards the support of his father, an inmate of the Merthyr Union. Mr W. David, relieving officer, stated that defend- ant had paid nothing since their Worships made the order. The amount of the claim was X4 17s lid. Defendant said he had not been able to work for nearly six weeks owing to an injury on the leg. Mr David said he was aware that defendant had an igleer on the leg for years, but he was able to do his work. Defendant called called Rachel Thomas, who stated that defend- ant lodged with her. He had not been able to work for over five weeks owing to his leg. The Bench adjourned the case for a month, and in the mean time advised defendant to try and pay some of the money, or he would be sent to prison. NON-PAYMENT OF TOLL.—John Thomas was summoned for refusing to pay toll at the lower village gate. Evan Jones, the toll collector, stated that on Monday night, the 3rd inst., de- fendant drove a horse and cart through the gate, on being asked for toll he refused to pay. There were three or four passengers in the cart. He whipped the horse and took no notice. On his return, about two or three minutes to 12, the gate was shut and he (witness) refused to open it. Defendant begau to curse and swear, and threatened to knock his head off some dark night. He afterwards turned down Henry- street, and went along Ynyswyd-road to avoid the gate. Defendant said he had been through before that morning and paid toll. The Bench said he was liable to pay for every time he changed his fare. It was clear he refused to pay toll. He (defendant) thought he was not liable, but he was wrong. He was fined 10s and costs, or seven days in default. LEAVING WORK WITHOUT NOTICE.-George Llewellyn and John Cook were summoned by the Powell Duffryn Company for absenting themselves without notice, for which they claimed 20s damage. Mr Kenshole appeared for the company. George Henry Green, assistant manager at Lower Duffryn Colliery, stated that at the commencement of November several of the stokers employed by the company left their work. The defendants were employed at the colliery as general labourers. On Nov. 3rd he sent for the defendants and met them near the fires under the boilers. He asked them to fire the boilers, viz., to throw coal on the fires, but they refused absolutely to attend to the fires saying We won't do anything to the fires." He told them they were compelled by law to do the work, and that if they did not do it he would summons them. Other labourers refused; some did it. He then sent for the two overmen and put them to attend to the fires The steam got down and consequently, owing to the insufficiency of blast, there was not so much coal raised as should be. Defendants re- fused to do the work he requested them and he sent them away. Mr Bishop, in giving judg- ment for plaintiffs, said that these men being employed as general labourers were compelled to work in any part of the pit that the masters wished them to. He could not understand why men employed as they were did not assist their masters as much as it lay in their power. It appeared that the stokers left work, and the defendants would not assist in order that the stokers might gain their point, and they said that day in court that stoking was skilled labour and that they were not brought up to it, and not being acquainted with the work they were afraid if they lit the fires the boilers might blow up. The assistant manager said that such a thing could not occur, inasmuch as the engineman was there to superintend the opera- tions. :Judgment was given for the plaintiffs, viz., 10s and costs. WILFUL DAMAGE.-Margaret Gwynne was summoued by Winifred George for damaging crockery of the value of 2s 3d. Complainant said that on Tuesday week she was from home, and when she returned she found that the parti- tion dividing the premises at the back had been broken down. She complained to defendant about it, and she afterwards threw some boxes down and broke some crockery. She also broke the boxes she had in the back. Benjamin George gave corroborative evidence. A fine of 2s 6d together with the damage and costs was imposed. ASSAULT.—John Griffiths and Arthur Lewis were summoned for assaulting Lewis Fine. Complainant said: About half-past 11, on Mon- day morning, the 3rd Nov., I was going along the road to Mountain Ash when one of the defendant's said, If There's a few coming." Lewis came to me and took hold of a stick I had in my hand and tried to take it from me. I held it, and Griffiths came on and struck me in the eye, giving me a black eye. I followed Griffiths. Both ran away. Griffiths was fined 2s 6d and costs, Lewis being dismissed. CHARGE OF WOUNDING,—John Davies and Daniel Bowen, colliers, where charged with unlawfully wounding Evan Davies, a pit labourer, residing at 73, High-street, Moun- tain Ash. Mr T. Phillips defended.—Prose- cutor stated that at IAanwonno he met the l prisoners, who, observing that he had a bottle containing brandy, asked for some. He declined to give any, and walked on. They followed, and Bowen said that if he did not yield the bottle to them they would kill him. He still persisted in his refusal, whereupon Bowen threw a stone at him and struck him on the head. He ran away, and whilst he was getting over egate Davies took him by the collar and gave him a blow in the left eye with his fist. He was after- wards kicked. He went up to Nantrissa farm where his head was washed and the wound bound up, and he subsequently went to the police-station at Mountain Ash, where he was attended by Dr Evans.-Dr Evans describ- ed the injury as a scalp wound, which penetrat- ed to the bone, one of the arteries being severed and said that when he saw the patient there was a copious flow of blood from the cut. P.C. Perkins arrested the prisoners.—Bowen denied the offence, and Davies said that it was prosecu- tors' own fault, but Bowen afterwards expressed his sorrow that he had struck the man with a stone.—Mr Phillips said that prosecutor pur- chased two small bottles of brandy at the Llan- wonno public-house, towards which Bowen gave him 8d. Some discussion ensued as to the proportion each was to pay, and it culmi- nated in a fight between prosecutor and Bowen, in the course of which the former fell, and his head came in contact with a stone. The Bench committed both prisoners for trial, but consent- ed to accept bail.
DEATH OF MR. DAVID DAVIS, J.P., MAESYFFYNON. We deeply regret to announce the death of Mr. David Davis, of Maesyffynon, on Wednes- day last, at the residence of his brother, Mr. Lewis Davis, Ferndale. The deceased gentle- man, who had reached the 63rd year of his age, had been suffering from a complication of dis- eases for several months, and but faint hopes were entertained of his recovery. His loss will be universally deplored in this neighbourhood, where he was held in the highest esteem. The deceased was the eldest son of Mr David Davis, of Blaengwawr, the other sons being Lewis, William, Charles, and Frederick. The father, Mr David Davis, was one of the pioneers in the South Wales coal trade, and was among the first of the colliery proprietors in the Aber- dare Valley. He afterwards opened the Aber- cwmboy Colliery, and also later in life the col- lieries at Ferndale. He shipped coal for years at the Cardiff docks, and assisted materially in the development of the trade at Cardiff. The Bute Trustees, however, made some exactions which the colliery proprietors rightly refused, and he then joined Mr Crawshay Bailey and Mr Nixon in promoting a scheme which Mr John Batchelor had formulated for the construction of a dock at Penarth. He, Mr Crawshay Bailey, Mr Nixon, and subsequently Mr Cartwright, were the largest shareholders in that undertaking. He was a man of great ability. He was more. In his early life he was sent by his father to ac- quire a practical knowledge of the workings of a coal mine, and he knew, therefore, every dotail of a collier's operations, and this circum- stance made him an advocate of the collier when any dispute arose between masters and work- men. In the great strike of 1871, when for three months the whole of the collieries in the South Wales district were idle, and in the struggle of 1875, when for five months the workmen opposed the wishes of the masters, and which resulted in the formation of the Masters' Association, Mr David Davis was always amongst the earliest workers in en- deavouring to bring about a settlement of the dispute. When the association was formed he was appointed its first president, and it was by his influence that the joint sliding scale com- mittee was formed, by which the masters and men met together and discussed and arranged the rate of wages. Owing to the action of the I ironmasters, &c., the Messrs Davis seceded I from the association. They were quickly fol- lowed by Mr D. Davies, of the Ocean Collieries, as the men preferred working for and being in direct communication with their employers than being in connection with the Masters' Associa- tion, and at their request a separate sliding scale arrangement was formed at each colliery, and which continues to work with great satis- faction. The firm of Messrs Davis & Sons have under them about 3,000 workmen, and about lfiOOO persons are dependent on them, for their daily bread, yet with the whole of them the deceased and his brother, Mr Lewis Davis, maintained the position of friend and master. No trouble overtakes them but they seek advice and direction from their employers, who sym- pathise with them in their sufferings and never fail to alleviate their distress when it becomes known to them. This was more especially seen at the great calamity at Ferndale Collieries 15 years ago, by which so many bread winners were swept away. In a collier's cottage the deceased gentleman seated himself by the bed- side of the dead, and shed with the relatives tears of sympathy and sorrow for the loss which that calamity had caused, and to repair which they gave abundantly from their riches It was this pity for their suffering that made colliers, colliers' wives, and children, respect and revere him, and it was this which gave him such con- trol over them that his wishes have been almost invariably fulfilled almost before they were uttered. There is not a single religious institution in the neighbourhood but is deeply indebted to the deceased gentleman for support, and his acts of private.charity exceeded his public benefac- tions. He was a true Christian. He gave liberally, but it caused him pain if by any chance his generosity became known to any one except the recipient. Among his public acts may be mentioned the great interest he took in the :spread of education in Wales. He gave £ 1000 towards Aberystwith College, in the pro- motion of which he took an active part, and warmly supported the movement for a Govern- ment grant. When the South Wales College was proposed, he and his brother, Mr Lewis Davis, gave JE2000, and these are only two instances out of hundreds. He was a member of the Aberdare School board, a member of the Aberdare Board of Health, and chairman of the Pontypridd and Rhondda Valley Waterworks Company. He was some years ago solicited to contest the Merthyr buroughs in the liberal interest. He declined, but promised to bring down a greater man than himself, and he sub- sequently introduced Mr Henry Richard, who was then engaged in India in connection with the Peace Society. Mr Davis was an advanced Liberal and a champion of Mr Richard, accom- panied him frequently in his election campaigns, presiding atjjmeetings, and infusing a life into the proceedings which only those intimately connected with the working classes could do. He had large slate quarries in Merionethshire where he built a beautiful residence between Barmouth and Dolgelly, called Arthog Hall. He was recently high sheriff for that county. and was for many years ajustice of the peace there and in Glamorganshire. In early life deceased was a Wesleyan, but during the re- form stir, at the time that the Rev. Rowland Hughes was in the Aberdare district, he seceded from the Wesleyan body, and identified himself as a Welsh Congregationalist, to which denomi- nation he belonged at the time of his death. There is no man whose death will be so much regretted^by all classes as that of Mr David Davis. Among the employers of labour he was respected for his uprightness of purpose in every commercial transaction with whom he was connected. In social life he was a genial friend, whose presence was ever hailed with joy, and no closer bond of union ever united parent to children or one relative with another. He might have had his faults, but they were so buried amid his good qualities that few observed them, and among the rich and poor he died without an enemy. The funeral will be a public one, and will take place at the Aberdare Cemetery, on Satur- day, at 1 o'clock.
RHONDDA VALLEY. HERRINGS-40 FOR A SHILLING."—At the Ystrad police-court, on Monday-before Mr J. Ignatius Williams (stipendiary magistrate) — Thomas Heywood, described as a fish vendor, was charged with selling putrified herrings at Porth, on the 21st October. Defendant had a basket in his possession containing 300 herrings and kept calling out" Fresh herrings; forty for a shilling." P.C. Williams, perceiving a strong smell, took possession of the basket and its contents examined by Dr. O'Neil, the inspector of nuisances, who pronounoed them unfit for consumption. Defendant was fined 30s, including costs. A VIOLENT ASSAULT AT MARDY. — Jane Thomas, a middle-aged woman, was charged on remand with wounding Thomas Lewis, of_ the same place by striking him on tho head with a dish. Mr Simons uppeared for the complain- ant, ard Mr Rhys (Morgan and Rhys) for the defendant. Dr Jones, Maerdy, deposed that the complainant had so far recovered as to be completely out of danger. After a lengthy hearing, the stipendiary said it was a very bad case, and remarked that he believed the defend- ant had in the first place irritated the defendant which undoubtedly occasioned the assault. He imposed a fine of S5 with costs. THEFT FROM A SHOP DOOR.—James Mazey was charged with stealing half a dozen hand- kerchiefs, the property of Mr D. S. Thomas, the bazaar shop, Pentre. The offence was com- mitted on Nov. 1st, when the articles were hung at the shop entrance.—Prisoner who had been previously convicted, was sent to hard labour for three months. A POOR" JOKE," Michael Cowper was charged with stealing 30s, the property of James Kelly, at the Lion Hotel, Treorky. Defendant had been lodging with complainant, and the parties were drinking together on a recent night. Complainant's purse was in his coat pocket, and complainant, an old man, averred that defendant put his hand there and abstract- ed the purse, and ran away to the back. Com- plainant followed, and defendant returned and threw the purse on the counter at the bar. Com- plainant picked it up, and then found a sovereign and a half missing. The defendant pleaded that the whole affair was a practical joke, but the bench discredited the excuse and fined him £ 2.
LATEST CANADIAN NEWS. The Outlook in the Canadian North-West.— The President of the Manitoba Board of Agri- culture has sent a lengthy letter to the Domin- ion Minister of the Interior, giving the result of his observations during a visit to several of the recent agricultural fairs in Manitoba and the North-West. The writer testifies in the strong- est manner to the rapid growth that has taken place in the settlement of the country, even in districts which have hitherto been devoid of railway communication. Where a few years ago not a house was to be seen, settlements are now springing up, and year by year the area under cultivation is being largely increased. On another occasion, speaking of the business prospects of the country, the same authority stated that trade generally had undergone a decided improvement, and commercial men everywhere reported that things were better now than they had been for many years past. The crops were abundant; the farmers were able to sell their grain as fast as they could thresh it, and he believed the surplus of wheat available for export would amount to six million bushels. Business generally, he con- sidered, was now on a sound financial footing- Canadian Fruits in Japan.-An interesting incident has just taken place in Ontario. In accordance with promises made to a professor of the Tokio University who was present at the British Association meeting at Montreal, a shipment of 22 packages of small fruit has been sent from Ontario to the Agricultural College of Japan. The varieties represented include raspberries, strawberries, gooseberries, and red, white, and black currants. These will be thoroughly tested in lapan, and in return some native fruit will be sent to Ontario. The Unsold Land of the Canadian Pacific Railway.-A calculation has been made to show the equivalent in English counties of the unsold land which was held by the Janadian Pacific Railway Company at the close of last year. The area amounted to a little over 21,300,000 acres, and this is found to be equal to the area of the 32 southern counties of England and Wales, meaning roughly all those "south of a line drawn through Shrewsbury, Leicester, and Norwich. It is poinred out moreover that as the land which the railway company is to re- ceive from the Government must, under the terms of the contract, all be fit for agricultural settlement, this enormous property will include nothing as wild and barren as Dartmoor, or as useless as the heaths of Aldershot and Bag-shot. English Tourists in Newfoundland.—In con- nection with the visit of the British Association to Canada, many English tourists have this summer visited Nufoundland. From the United Stages there has also been a similar influx, and a correspondent in St. John's who ha.d the op- portunity of conversing with many of them, states that all the visitors expressed themselves charmed with the fine scenery of the island, in vigorated by its bracing breezes, and greatly pleased with the hearty reception accorded them. It is hoped that, now that the means of internal communication are being largely im- proved and that better accomodation for visitors is being provided at St. John's Newfoundland will receive more attention in this respect than has hitherto been the case. The traffic between St. John's and New York and St. John's and Montreal is increasing: year bv voar. The Public Schools of Manitoba.—The official report of the superintendent of the Protestant schools of Manitoba for the last year. has just been issued, and affords some striking evidence of the rapidity with which the settlement of the Province is proceeding. In 1883, there wore 271 Protestant schools with nearly 11,000 pupils in the Province, as against 182 schools and 6,972 pupils in 1882, and 128 schools with 4919 pupils in 1881. Compared with 1880 both the number of schools and attendance have increased nearly threefold. Arrangements are being made to secure Canadian exhibits at the World's Exposition at New Orleans, which is to be opened next month. A. small consignment of frozen salmon from Hudson's Bay has arrived in London, and is now on sale at Billingsgate. The quality is said to be quiteas good as that of shipments in previous years. Some specimens of the various products of New Brunswick, including grain, timber, and granite, have been sent to this country, and are now on view in London. The provincial authorities are being strongly urged to adopt a C, C5 more energetic policy with regard to immigra- tion. 0 Work will be proceeded with immediately on the new graving dock at Esquimalt, British Columbia.
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PAWNING A PAIR OF TROUSERS FOR MEDICINE. JAMES FRANCIS THOMAS lives in Poutnewynydd, neat Pontypool, Monmouthshire. He is now twenty-three years of age, living with his mother, a widow. Some eleven years agO, then a mere boy, he went to work in the coal-pit as a miner». in order to assist his mother in rearing her family of littl#' children. Soon, however, the little fellow broke down >° health; but the necessities of the family seemed to requirtl it, and he continued to toil in the mines, suffering all the tin" from the effects of indigestion, an agonising symptom.being asthma, in such a troublesome form that the boy was unable to lie in bed Working through the day, and resting as best he could in an arm chair during the niglit naturally und«f' mined his constitution. Year by year his health grew worse and wor*e. until at last rheumatism came with all its dreadft' agony. One joint after another became swollen and so that he was obliged to stop work. In this sutid plight the now young man was confined to the house for two long year* suffering all that mortal could endure. One physician aftet another was ealled upon to treat his complahkt, but with nO benefit, for the poor fellow continued to/grow worse and worse. Hoping to find some ueans of relief|a consultatien Of doctors was held, when it was decided that-im organic of tho heart existed in an incurable forift, an 1 that aid could not afford relief. He was given up to die years of expensive treatment had exhausted the little saving of the mother, and they had no money to buy even the nece9' saries of life. But a fend mother never givps up in despsif There „as one spark of hope left. Serine one had told her of* remed' that had cured so many caso^—even when as as this one sjemed to be—and the nibther's love went out tot her dear boy. But how to get the medicine was the question Their money was entirely gone. /The boy had a new pair II trousers that he had been too to wear, and the mothef reasoned within herself-, If the boy is to die he will not need them, so I may as well pledge them for medicine with So effort to save his life." Stransje as it may appear, th of medicino procured at the chemist's shop in Pontypool with the money obtained from th. pawnbroker affected a cure IØ this hopeless case, which had beeu pronounced as incurable' But it is onlv just to say $hat if the che nist had known 0 the wants of tne family the medicine could have been ob. tained without a visit to the pawnbroker, ft is now nearly two years since this took place, and young James Francil Thomas has been working in the coal-pit undiT^round eve, since, earns extra pay which he is able toperfor* Of course he never ha4 organic disease of tho heart as supposed. The palpitation, rheumatism, and asthma., we" mere symptoms of th* real disease which was dyspepsia, indigestion, for which the remedy was especially ad1\pte.d, Those who wish to coAmunicate with this young man can wrf» to him at the abuve afldress, and he will vouch for thec'ira11*. properties of Seigel'sSyrup, the article that affected this *)' most miraculous cufe. The following letter is from a chcmlst, wt-o thought tljat the faots sh >uld be made known James Francis^ Thomas, of Pontnewynydd, near pool, age twentvihree, collier, was ill for nine years, un&j'^ to do any work fbr three years, never lay down in bed nine years, slea|)ing in a stooping postu e, was treated "X nearly all the A>ct»rs for miles around, who generally his complaint ti be rheumatism and heart disease of a chrort' nature, aud brfyond all power to cure. When hope had dAd out he w|l.s persuaded to try Seigel's Svrup and to t> daight of Ms relatives and astonishment of tits neighbou' a#er takinjf hall a bottle he could lie down in bed. Aftj tamng onf bottle he went to work. Has now taken boltlea agju on with the third andia quite well and StrO0^ Hifltmojper ia in rapture", Htid «at* t >lk. of nothin>. e]gg his iwHwellous cure, and wishes me to make it known THROAT IRRITATION" & COUGH.—Soreness and dryness, tickling and irritation, inducing cough and afFectsing the voice. For these symptoms Epps's Glycerine Jujubes. In contact witli glands at the moment they are excitafl by the ct of sucking. The Glycerine in thear agreeable: onfections becomes actively heali n. Sold only n boxes, Tgd., tins Is. ljd., labelled EPPS & Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, LofldoD- Dr. George Moore, in his wans on Nose Throat Diseases," says II e Glycerine JujubeS prepared by James Epps amd Co., are of undouh'* ed service as a curati/e or palliative ageu^ While t r. Gordon Holmes, Senior Physician *0 the Mm icipal Throajrand Ear Infirmary, writ03 "After an exten â trial, I have found yolJ Glyceri e Jujube/of considerable benefit (with 0 without medicaytreatmont) in almost all forpu 0 hroat d sease A NEW REMEDY FOR CONSUMPTION. We learn that Dr. AXABONE, of London, the great Specialist in Consumption, has discovered a new of cure, in even advanced cases of Consumption* TbO m t remarkable instances in proof of th^.ifucceBS of rem r j thislnew remedy are given by eminenV'thedical and pther unimpeachable authorities who haye careful'? Ecru inized each case, and have on^ and all pronounced this iiscovery to be the long-sought curative treatment for fhat has been hitherto inscribed as an incurable dise se. Our readers wilpdfnd the fullest information in f le Cure of Consujrfption," which can be obtained for i/- direct fromjlre author, Dr. ALADOXE, LyntoO Hoil le, Highburj^jnadrant, London, N. A timely refer' ence\to this wpn, which has attracted universal atten* 11 bt, tion.\qll uadoubtedlv save many a life that otherwise is doomSato all the terrors of premature decay. press is unanimous in its advocacy of this new remedy* VALUABLE DISCOVERT FOE THB HAJ*^IPTOO* hair is turning grey or white, or fallirfgoff, use Tb* Mexican Hair Renewer," for it will positively reitoo in every case Grey or White ha/trio ita original coloufi without leaving the dispneeable smell of molt U Restorers." It mak e air charmingly beautiful, well as promotin e growth of the hair on bald ■Ppts, where thegnwds are not decayed. Ask jo& CHemiflt for "Tfia MEXICAN HAIR RSNEWKR," sol* b Chemis d Perfumers everywhere at 3s. 6d. pfI Bowei^wholemle depot removed to 38, Farri&gaoP Road, London. TnnOAT AFFECTIONS AND HOARSENESS.—AFLW*' fering from irritation of the throat and hoaftenel' will be agreeably surprised at the almost fmmedia** relief afforded by the use of Bronchial Troches." These famons lozenge$" are now sold b1 most respectable chemists in this; country at lo. liul, per box. People troubled with a "hacking cough) a slight cold," or broncfai&l affections, cannot tif them too soon, as similar"troubles, if allowed to pro* gress, result in serious Pulmonary and Asthmatic affeoj tions. Sqe that the words "Brown's Bronchial Troches are on the Government Stamp around each box. Prepared. byJOftiN I. BROWN & SONS, Boston, U.9» Europ earHflSpot removed to 33, Farringdon Road* London. v- FIRST PRIZE FOR LANDRY Laundress who won tjiefirst prize in the corn' petition fir the bear got up linen, at the Tof quay IniustrialvExhibition, used Paris Blui and^Starch. X FLORILIHS I—FOB TUB TEETH AND BREAARTFT—A few drops of the liquid" Floriline" spriiHfled on wet tooth-brush produces a pleasan £ >«theiv >whic» thoroughly cleanBee the teeth front'all parasites ot ial parm tea impurities, hardens the gums, prevents tartar, stop' decay, gives to the teeth a aaffmiar pearly-whiteness, and a^delightful fragran^xo the breath. It remove' all unpleasant odour *dsing from decayed teeth ot tobacdo smoke, "TW Fragrant Floriline," bein^com* posedtn part oneyand sweet herbs, is deliciousW the tasiej-stlQ the greatest toilet discovery of the ag* Price 2s. 6d. of all Chemists and Perfumers. WhoM* we depot removed to 33, Farringdon Road, Londop. The medical profession are now ordering C bury's Coooa Essence in thousands of po&es' becap90 it contains^ more nutritious anpKflesh formi^ elements than any other beveraadfand is prefer»b'e to the thick«tarchy cocoa ordfnarily sold. vVb you ask for Cadbnry's Copda Essence be sure you get it, fs shopkeepers often push for the sake oiextraofotits. Makers to the Qneel1 Paris Depot, 9(^Pg^bourg St. Hodore. ADVICE TO MOTHERS I—Are you broken lo yofl £ wrtty a sick child suffering with the pain of cutting teeth? Go at once to a chemist and fret a bottle 01 HRS. SOOTHING It will ruoo the poor sufferer immediately.^ It is perfectly less and pleasant to taste, it produces natur**j quiet sleep, by relieving the child from pain, and little cherub awakes as bright as a buttoll aU toofihes the child, it softens the gums, allays pain, relieves wind, regulates the bowels, and i* best known remedy for dysenterv and whether arising from teething or other caijses. Window's Soothing Syrup is sold by Medicine doaW" everywhere at II. lid. per bottle. ABERDARE Printed and Published by REBECCA JONEA_ THEOPHILUS LINES JONES at the ASEED TIMES OFFICE, Oommercial-plaee, Abero*r«» the County of Glamorgan. SATURDAJ I NOVEMBER 15, 1884.