Mountain Ash Education t Committee. On Tuesday, Mr. W. Lamburn in the chair. The other members present were: Mrs. W. G. Williams, Mrs. T. W. Millar, Capt. G. A. Eyans, Rev. E. V. Tidman, Messrs. Wm. Da vies, J. Powell, G. H. Hall, James Eyans, E. Morris, J.P., Wm. Evans, Noah Bowles, Griffith Evans, D. Rogers, and Thomas Jones, with Mr. Alfred Morgan (director), Mr. Salusbury Roberts (director's assistant), Mr. W. H. Williams (architect).
.Necessitous School Areas. There was a long discusfion as to whether the committee shoulfl send delegates to a conference of Education Committees to agitate for an increased grant for the necessitous schools areas. Rev. E. V. Tidman did not think it necessary to send delegates. They had been represented at previous confer- ences, and those, he contended, had achieved the object they had in view. The Director said that the Govern- ment would only make concessions in proportion to the pressure brought to bear upon them. Mr. #. Powell said that a special grant of £ 5,000 was made by the Goverment last year, mainly through the influence of conferences held. Capt. Evans: It is very nice to take this credit to ourselves. Mr. J. Powell: I don't do that. It was moved and seconded that de- legates be sent. Rev. E. V. Tidman proposed that no delegates be sent, and Capt. Evans seconded. The former motion carried.
m Applications. Miss Tite, Aberevnon Schools. asked for an additional teacher, inasmuch as there were 62 children on the register in the baby class. Mr. D. T. Edwards, Ynysybwl Mixed School, also asked for another teacher. There were 50 children in Standards 1 and 2. He suggested that Miss Gertie Edwards be re-appointed there. The Director said that two teachers from the Mountain Ash district were now employed under the Aberdare Education Committee, viz., Misses H. Lloyd and Margaret Griffiths. These were the only two left among those who had applied some months ago for places under the Mountain Ash Authority. The applications of Miss Tite and Mr Edwards were granted, and it was re- solved to offer the positions to Misses Lloyd and Griffiths.
Dog Show in School. A. J. Eaton, secretary of the Pen- rhiwceiber and District Canine Society, applied for the use of Pengeulan School to hold a dog show on January 1st. In reply to members the Director said there were no complaints in con- nection with the loan of the school for the same purpose last January. On the motion of Mr. E. Morris, seconded by Mr. Griffith Evans, the application was granted.
Holidays Won. It was reported that 23 departments had won the attendance half-holiday. The Director was proceeding to read the list when Cant. Evans asked whether it would not be easier to go over the list of schools who had not won the attendance half-holiday. Rev. E. V. Tidman remarked that it was time to alter the percentage to avoid this monthly avalanche of holi- days. t Mr. D. Rogers: Let them have the holidays. It certainly pays in grants. It was stated that two of the schools were now entitled to two half-holidays, and they asked for one whole da.a Monday. Some of the members demurred, thinking that this was the first step to- wards obtaining an extended week-end. Rev. E. V. Tidman remarked that the children's convenience should be stud- ied and not the teachers'. Director: If you give Friday instead of Monday it will entail Sunday tra- velling, and Mr. Tidman would not favour that, ] suppose. I don't see, so far as the children are concerned, that any difference exists between Friday and Monday. Rev. E. V. Tidman: It makes a big difference if you knew anything about domestic work. (Laughter.) Director: I have had a family longer than you and bigger than you. (Re- newed laughter.) Rev. E. V. Tidman replied that Fri- days were the cleaning up days, at home. Mrs. Williams: And Monday is wash- ing day. (Laughter.) I Rev. E. V. Tidman: Parents are very fond of keeping their girls home on Fridays. Mr. Thomas Jones said there was a danger that teachers would in future take the two half-holidays on th? same day, in order to take week-ends, The committee should not encourage that. Capt. Evans: Let them live here with us Rev. E. V. Tidman moved tlsat the holiday be taken on Friday. Capt. Evans seconded. The meeting divided and the majority decided to grant Monday.
f" Caegarw Stopa. I At a previous meeting a School In- spector complained of a slope in Cae- igarw Schools playground. The archi- tect was thereupon directed to report. and he now stated the cost of substi- tuting steps would be about £ 25. Rev. E. V. Tidman opposed any at- teration. They would only be multi- plying the chances of accidents by placing steps there.* Eventually the question was deferred to a committee.
Past Services to be Recognisad, The next item on the agenda was "To consider the. advisability of tak- ing past service into consideration when determining the commencing salary of uncertificated teachers." The Director explained why he had placed this item on the agenda. It arose out of the difficulty in getting uncertifi- cated teachers in the Homan Catholic- Schools. He was unable to get one. and thev wanted three. Mr. T. Jones: Are there any others who would be expected to be treated in the same way- Director: Only one or two. Mr. D. Rogers AVe grant this privi- Jlege in the case of certificated teachers, s, why not to uncertificated teachers? The same principle should be adopted in both cases, and I move that past services he recognised. Mr. N. Bowles seconded. Capt. Evans was surprised that the principle was not already in force. Eventually Mr. Rogers' motion was carried unanimously.
Killed Outright. Abernant Man Struck by Brake. On Tuesday morning, at Aberdare Police Station, Mr. R. J. Rhys and a jury held an inquest on the body of Joseph Rowberry, who was killed on Abernant Road on Saturday night. Deceased's wife said they lived in Abernant. Her husband left the house on Saturday evening about 8 p.m. to go to the Cinema. She joined him at Aberdare about 9.30, after which they went shopping and round the Market. Her husband had had only two pints of beer, and he was perfectly sober. Shortly after 11 p.m. they proceeded home along Abernant Road. They were walking arm in arm, and when opposite the tip. below the railway crossing near Fothergill Street, a brake came to meet them. Her husband pushed her towards the wall and said, "Mind the hrake." With that the side of the brake struck him and he fell headlong out of her grasp. In reply to the Coroner, witness added that they were walking up on the left-hand side. There was hardly any traffic there at the time. John Dally, Little Row, Abernant, said he was walking up behind the de- ceased and the previous witness on the night in question. He saw the brake strike him, and deceased fell until his feet were up in the air. Witness rushed to him, but there was no move- ment in him, and he believed he was killed outright. Coroner: At what speed was the brake coming--Quite a natural speed. Answering further questions, witness said that Row berry was only 3 or 4 feet from the wall. Mrs. Rowberry was walking on the inner side. Deceased was walking quite steady. There were two big lumps on the back of deceased's head, and he was bleeding from the nose. The brakedriver came back and conveyed the body to the hospital. The Coroner remarked that the base of the skull had been fractured. The next witness was the brake- driver, Richard Thomas, who said he lived at the Rhoswenallt Inn, Aberdare. The brake was owned by Wm. Thomas, licensee of the Inn. He was driving the brake in question and had started from Abernant Station at 10.55. There were six passengers in the brake, which was a one-horse one. He was coming down at a steady rate—about 6 or 7 miles an hour. He saw Rowberry when he was about four yards from him. Deceased was in the middle of the road. There was no woman with him. Witness was of opinion that the bracket of the lamp caifgjht him, and he was thrown backwards on the road. Witness pulled up within six yards and turned back. By the Coroner: He had been driv- ing a brake on Abernant Road for two months. He had been driving a brake between Aberdare and Cwmbach about 3 years ago. Witness was not racing dcwn the road on the night in question. There was a lamp shading his eyes at the spot. A juror pointed out that this witness said there was no woman with de- ceased. Dally was recalled and declared that he saw Mrs. Rowberry quite close to her husband when the latter was struck. Coroner: There can be no doubt about that. Dally was asked if he spoke to the driver that night, and witness answered "No." Coroner I wanted to ask whether the driver was sober. Thomas, the driver, called Thomas H. Roberts. 4 Windsor Terrace, Aber- nant, who said that he assisted to place the body in the brake. He spoke to the brake-driver, who was quite sober. The Coroner summed up the evi- dence, and said it was for the jury to say whether the driver was to blame. The jury returned a verdict of "Acci- dental death." attaching no blame to the driver.
COUGHED FOR 8 YEARS. Lady's Extraordinary Recovery from Bronchitis and Asthma. A SCOTTISH MIRACLE. Are the days of miracles returning to put to shame the science of the 20th century 1. One could almost be- lieve so. Here is another of those startling recoveries from severe ill- ness which are becoming so frequent of late. It is the case of a Mrs. Margaret Gray, who lives at South- nelds, Longniddry, Haddington, Scotland, and who has recovered health after eight years' suffering from Bronchitis and Asthma which doctors could not cure. This is her story to a reporter:—"My trouble came on with an ordinary cough," she said, "which got worse and worse, and though I had doctors I got no relief. I used to cough till I was utterly exhausted, while Asth- ma kept choking me up till I could hardly breathe. After eight years of this suffering I got Veno's Light- ning Cough Cure, and then I soon felt easier. Veno's brought up the phlegm, and gave me instant relief, and in a few weeks my trouble dis- appeared entirely." This is one of the numberless cases of equally amazing cures effected by the same great remedy. Veno's Lightning Cough Cure is a perfect remedy for all diseases of chest, lungs, and throat, in children or adults. Price 9M., Is. lid., and 2s. 9d. of all chemists.
"People are always impressed," said Grandpa Stubblegrass, "by what they can't see through. Many a stream gets credit for bein* deep when it's only muddy." "Where are those cigarettes I left on my desk?" "I haven't touched one, sir." "Then how is it there's only one left?" "That's the one I didn't touch, sir."
Educational Notes and Comments. BY ALPHA." Giving to Get. I think the Aberdare Education Authority is to be congratulated on its wise foresight in the re-arrangement of holidays, which results in the long week-end holiday, and which is common- Iv known in other towns as "The Teach- ers' Rest." That very title will, I know, bring a smiling sneer to the faces of those who so ignorantly and glibly talk of a teacher's lot as being all easy and smooth, short hours, little work, and good pay. "There are none so blind as those who won't see." There are many, too, who cannot, if they would, appreciate the nervous tension of a teacher's lot, simply because they are totally outside a teacher's sphere, and cannot realise and sympathise where they have never been in touch. Still, there are many persons kindly disposed towards teachers (and such actually do exist) who might enquire, in a tolerant spirit enough, what this innovation in the winter term signi- fies. Shall I try to explain? It has been found again and again, not locally only, but in all our large towns and educational centres gener- ally, that a large number of nervous break-downs occur among the teaching staff during this long term, the diffi- culties of which are again intensified by the dark, dreary weather which effec- tually prevents any adequate out-of- door exercise to tone and brace up the nervous system generally. Towns, well in the van of educational pro- gress, have recognised that "Preven- tion is better than cure," so they have instituted this half-term break to give a slight period of respite before the tension begins to tell; it might seem small, but it means much, because it comes at the psychological moment, be- fore the strain has begun to tell and just when the back-bone of the term's work has been broken. It costs so little to prevent, so much to effect a cure! If any are still sceptical about this statement, go and enquire of par- ents of teachers; they will fervently corroborate what has just been said, for they know. Not only does the strain tell upon teachers, but those who are in school know how many of the children droop and lose their "vigour and vitality to- wards the end of the term; their cheeks lose their roses; their eyes their brightness, and skin eruptions and other forms of low vitality are very prevalent in our schools. It is at times like these that epidemics occur and work such havoc in our midst. Close confinement for nineteen weeks during the only light hours of the day, through some of our darkest and dreari- est days, is altogether too much to expect any but the most robust of chil- dien to stand without ill effects. What good is education to our children if their health is gone? It is a waste of money, time and energy. And after all, our educational system, as carried out to-day, is hardly adapted to a child's natural inclinations and in- stincts to lose his individuality and become one small unit among many, to be confined to a few square feet of space and to be compelled to suppress almost every natural desire for expression, are restrictions which should be im- posed as lightly as possible, according to conditions and opportunities. The children's feelings upon the matter are expressed in no uncertain terms when they hear the good news of the free, happy days just in front of them, when they can run, skip, jump and shout to their hearts' content. Why, for the last week-end the Education Authority has been a joy-producer of a very high order indeed, a role we should all like to be able to perform. This small concession then means all I have tried to indicate, and our com- mittee has, in my opinion, acted in a business-like and economical manner, for it will be amply repaid in the effec- tive, vigorous work which will now pre- vail up to the Christmas break, for both teachers and taught will attack their tasks with twice the good will, with renewed energy and with a feeling of gratitude towards those who had sym- pathy and discretion enough to chose the way which pays best to all con- cerned. I remarked that this mid-term break was a small concession, and so it is, for we would do well to re.nember that no extra holiday has been granted; if I remember correctly, there has simply been a re-adjustment of the time al- ready granted. Though small, the feeling behind, which was willing to re- adjust, is fully appreciated by the teachers, and forms one rung, at any rate, in the ladder of mutual interest which future co-operation must build.
Mr Keir Hardie at Cwmbach On Weduesdav week at the Work- men's Hall. Cwmbach, a meeting was held under the auspices of the Labour Representation Association, when Mr J. Keir Hardie, M.P., gave an account of his stewardship. The chair was occu- pied bv Councillor David Davies, sup- ported by Mr Matt. Lewis, secretary of the above association. A vote of condol- ence with the families of those who I perished in the Senghenydd explosion was passed, every one present up- standing. Mr Hardie, in the course of his speech, referred to the obvious necessity of all trade unions being well organised, both industrially and politically. They must realise the legislative power given them to improve and strengthen their social position. If the rich and leisured people of the country found it to their i nterest to interfere in the politics of the nation, then it must be good a hundredfold for the working class to follow their example. He did not be- grudge the rich their wealth, but what he objected to was a monopoly of it. In 1813 the working class had no rights, and it was the same in 1913. The de- mand of the working-class was not only for more wages but for more freedom. He then referred to the Dublin strike. The employers had plotted to choke Trade Unionism in Dublin. They had failed to do it now, and in the sight of the world they had been nonplussed bv the action of English Trade Unions. The help that came from so many quar- ters had completely upset the specula- tion of the employers. A vote of thanks to the speaker was proposed by Mr Thomas Daniel, and seconded by Guardian John Hughes. Mr Hardie then proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman, and this was seconded bv Mr Matt. Lewis.
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Old Aberdare. History of Congregationalism. (Continued.) The Congregationalists, or Independ- ents, started their career in this district almost simultaneously and jointly with the Calvinistic Methodists in 1799. After they parted, the former took over a dwelling near Penypound (Car- mel E.B. Church), Aberdare. Alter- ations were carried out, a pulpit erect- ed, and benches arranged in a fairly large room. The names of the few members of those days were Lewis Lawrence and David Lawrence, with their wives, Llandovery; David Rich- ards and his wife, from Carmarthen; Morgan Rowlands, David Jenkins and Wm. Williams and their wives, Ben- jamin Havard, Mary Williams, Jane Griffith, David and J. Harrison, and others, of whom only two are now (1853) living, viz., Ann Jenkins (widow of David Jenkins) and Mary Williams. The minister who first officiated in this improvised chapel was the Rev. G. Hughes, Groeswen, and after him Mr. Walter Thomas, and later the Rev. Methusalem Jones, Merthyr. In a few years time the, members became imbued with the idea of having a more commod- ious building, and there was a good deal of counselling and a good many meet- ings held before the site was selected. The late Mr. Griffith David, Ynyslwyd, offered land gratis in Aberdare, but Trecynon was deemed a more suitable place, and so Ebenezer was built in 1811, and in a short time a Mr. David Jones was inducted as pastor. In 1812 a Mr. Joseph Harrison commenced preaching there. Three or four years later, in consequence of the Rev. David Jones' family increasing, and the cir- cumstances of his church being rather low financially, he removed to Taihir- ion. In 1817 Mr. J. Harrison, above referred to, was ordained minister in- stead of Mr. Jones. The total number of members at Ebenezer then was 26. In Hirwain, the two houses which had been converted into a chapel, and which was used by the four denomin- ations Methodists, Independents, Baptists and Wesleyans—became in- adequate for the purpose of public wor- ship, and in 1822 they decided to build a chapel each for themselves. Nebo was built by the Independents in 1823. Ir appears that the Rev. J. Harrison ministered to both churches, and in about 20 years some differences oc- curred between him and the members of Ebenezer and Nebo and he resigned, the Rev. J. Davies, from Llantrisant, replacing him. After Mr. Davies came Mr. T. Rees, Craig-y-bargod, and in about 1844 the Rev. Wm. Edwards was inducted as minister. When the Rev. J. Harrison left, some members from both churches followed him, there- by causing a split, and this section erected Salem, on land in Gadlys Uchaf, and Trinity Chapel in Hirwain. The latter has long ago been converted into dwelling houses, and was in possession of the mortgagee, because the congre- gation was too small and poor to repay th • debt on the building. With the increase of population in the district, it will be seen that many more Congregational Churches were built in course of time. The following is a table compiled showing the position in 1853 :— Ebenezer: Built 1811; accommoda- tion, 900; cost of erection, 1:1,700; number of members, 340; Sun'dav School, 225. Nebo, Hirwain: Erected 1823; ac- commodation, 800; cost* £ 1,100 mem- bership, 250; Sunday School, 200. Salem (Siloh?): Built 1841; accom- modation, 600; cost, £ 550; member- ship, 100; Sunday School, 70. Siloa, Aberdare Built 1844; accom- modation, 750; cost, £ 750; member- ship, 300; Sunday School, 280. Saron, Aberaman: Built 1850; ac- commodation, 700; cost, £ 719; mem- bership, 160; Sunday School, 170. Cwmbach (Bryn Seion ?) Built 1850; accommodation, 300; cost, £ 360; mem- bership, 70; Sunday School, 70. Mountain Ash No chapel erected 24 members of the cause. [Translation of an essay on "History of Aberdare" from "Gardd Aberdar."] Next Week: History of the Baptist cause in Aberdare, from the Rev. J. Griffiths' (Calfaria) work on The Cen- tenarv of Calfaria, Aberdare, 1812,— 1912."
Past Explosions in Aberdare. In the same essay the writer gives the following list of explosions which had occurred locally, and these may now be of interest in view of the dis- aster that happened at Senghenydd last week :— Powell's Pit, August 2, 1845, when 28 lost their lives. Llettv Shenkin, August 10, 1849, when 53 perished. Middle Duffryn, May 10, 1852, when 68 perished.
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I Local Will. Mr David Davies, of 2*2, Llewelyn Street, Trecynon, builder, who died on August 2, left estate of the gross value of t3,356, of which the net personalty has been sworn at £ 2,977. Probate of his will, dated April 29, 1908, has been granted to two of the surviving execu- tors, Mr Joshua Davies, merchant, of 43 Seymour Street, Aberdare, and Mr John Morgan, commercial traveller, of 8 Tanybryn Street, Aberdare. The testa- tor left JclO to each of the acting exe- cutors of his will, and 6s per week for life to his housekeeper, Mrs Bridget Thomas, and he directed that if either his brother John Davies or his sister Elizabeth Davies shall have waited upon him in his last illness payment shall be made to them of a reasonable sum for such services. Subject to some specific bequests, he left hi household and personal effects as to one-third to his brother, one-third to his sister, and one-third to the children of his late sister Rachel Morgan, and he left the residue of his property as to one-third upon trust to pay Mb per week to his brother John, and to hold any balance i-eiiiaiiiiiig ts to two-thirds to the daughters of his brother, and one-third to David, William, and Tom, sons of his brother, one-third upon trust to pay £;j per week to his sister Elizabeth Davies, and to hold any balance for the benefit of her two daughters in equal shares, and the remaining one-third as to one-half thereof to his niece Mary Morgan, one-third to his nephew John Morgan, and one-sixth to his nephew David Morgan.
An Open Letter to his Honour II Judge Bryn Roberts. —— Honoured Sir, I attended your Court at Aberdare on Monday last for the first time, and so deeply impressed was I that I could no longer refrain from writing you this kindly letter. There are many things in your long, and I hope not too arduous career that reflect credit upon you, for were you not in the front rank of Pro-Boer poli- ticians, and did I not my very own self act as one of your body-guard upon an auspicious occasion when you ac- companied the present Chancellor of the Exchequer on a Pro-Boer Campaign at Cardiff? You also have other merits that do you honour, your Honour. You gained fame in youy day as the most excellent Chess-player in the House of Commons, and, indeed, rumour'hath it that you owe your pres- ent exalted position to the great patience and mental agility displayed by you in that good old un-Olympic English game. You have not only thus gained fame, but earned notoriety by advice given gratuitously from time to time to injured workmen. The spec- ial instance which stands green in my memory is when you advised a crippled convalescent collier who complained that he could not walk to work because of the discomfort caused by the un- even surface of the underground roads. Your mental agility at once came to the rescue, and you told him that if the roadway was too rough, he might take a run on the pavement. Honoured Sir, I much admire you for one thing, and that is the absence of that empty pomp and ceremony one usually associates with Judges' Courts, and so subtlely designed to over-awe the poor and ignorant. Your Court seemed very homely, and there you sat, squat in the middle of it like a good, plain, well-intentioned old gen- tleman making very feeble efforts to look severe. But, notwithstanding all these many virtures you fall short of my ideal of what one of His Majesty's Judges should be. In the first place, sir, you are either a little deaf -or very slow to comprehend; perhaps both. At times you seemed dense and confused in your apprehension of the simplest common facts, and no amount of clear exposition from Counsel could clear away the mist from your mind. I ob- served, too, that your arithmetic has been somewhat neglected-it would be charitable to presume that this is the price you paid for Chess. On one occa- sion it was with difficulty that you divided 12s. 6d. by four, and you posi- tively failed to correctly multiply 7s. 4d. by 6. But where there is a little life there is hope, your Honour. Therefore, I trust that your next vaca- tion will be spent studying law and some of the elementary branches of arithmetic.—Yours, etc., NON-LITIGIOUS.
Sheep Dog Trial at Cwmaman The annual trial of sheep dogs was held at the Fforchaman Farm on Thursday last in ideal weather. The officials were-. President, Mr Stephen Williams, Ffaldau Farm, Ferndale. Judges: Mr Lewis Davies, Brynmelyn, Treharris, and Mr Peter Johnson, Dduallt, Ynysybwl. Timekeeper, 'Rev. R. Williams, Aberdare. There were 31 entries, of which number 27 were competitors. Twenty-two dogs succeed- ed in penning their sheep within the time limit of ten minutes. The record for the day was six minutes three seconds, which constitutes a record for Wales this season. The working of the dogs was so good that a quarter of a point was sufficient to decide a prize. Awards: Class I: Open to all comers. The competitors worked in the following order:—(1) William Kingsbury, Fforch- aman Farm, Cwmaman, Bonny; (2) Henry M. Williams, Ffaldau Farm, Ferndale, Merry; (3) Evan Evans, Pen- wal Farm, Llanwonno, Tobby; (4) H. Parker, Nelson, Turk; (5) Henry M. Williams, Young Merry; (6) Frank Thomas, Ysguborwen Farm, Caer- philly, Boy; (7) William Kingsbury, Fly; (8) D. Stone, Quarmawr Farm, Caerphilly, Boy; (9) John Harry, Cwrt Mawr, Velindre, Fan; (10) D. D.-Howell, Coedlai Farm, Tonyrefail, Tango; (11) A. J. Williams, Llwynyrhaf, Glan- a.mman, Ferry Wen; (12) Albert Ed- munds, Tyisaf Farm, Caerphilly, Toss; (13) T. P. Thomas, Glasfynydd Farm, Cray; (14) David James, Pentreuchaf Farm, Cray; (15) D. Griffiths, Pencaeau, Cwmdu, Crickhowell, Fly; (16) J. Jenkins, Penypant Farm, Cwmcarn, Top; (17) A. J. Williams, Llwynyrhaf, Thames; (18) D. Griffiths, Crickhowell, Hero; (19) Albert Edmunds, Caerphilly, Fly; (20) J. Herbert, Cadlonydd Farm, Newbridge, Mon, Nell; (21) John Harry, Morriston, Fan; (22) D. Davies, Pwllfa Farm, Cwmaman, Sharp; (23) K. Phillips, Tygwyn, Newbridge, Fly; (24) John Jones, Ynvsposte; (25) D Davies, Pwllfa, Boy; (26) R. Phillips, Newbridge, Taisy. The winners were: 1st, Henry M. Williams, Ffaldau, Young Merry; time, 6- minutes. 2nd, John Harry, Velindre, Fanny; time, 7 min- utes. 3 seconds. 3rd. David Davies, Pwllfa, Sharp; time, 6 minutes, 3 seconds (record for Wales this season). 4th, John Jenkins, Cwmcarn, Top; time, 7 minutes, 3 seconds. 5th and 6th, divided between David Griffiths. Criclc- howell, Fly, time, 8 minutes, and William Kingsbury, Cwmamart, Flv; time, 9 minutes. A special competition was then held, the competitors being the 1st, 2nd. 3rd, and 4th winners in Class 1. PrIze, gold medal. Order of working as follows:—(1) Henry M. Williams, Young flu Jlerry, time, 8 minutes, 25 seconds; (2) John Jenkins, Cwmcarn, Top; didn't finish; (3) John Harry, Fanny, didn't filllsh; (4) David Daviee, Pwllfa, Sharp, time. 9 minutes. Winner, David Davies. Live weight sheep guessing com- petition: two sheep, total weight, 161 lbs. There were 56 competitors. No competitor succeeded in giving the correct weight, and both prizes were, therefore, divided between "Henry Wil- liams. Ffaldau, 162 Ibs; Mrs William Kingsbury, 162 lbs; Evan Evans, Fern- dale, 160 lbs; Thomas Rowlands, Aber- rlare, 160 Ibs, and David Davies, Pwllfa, 160 lbs. i ^5 secretarial duties were carried out by Messrs William Kingsburv, Fforch- aman Farm, and C. A. Parr, Boot Stores.
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It is prepared by a fully qualified chemist, and is, by virtue of its composi- tion, eminently adapted for all cases of Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, Asthma, etc.; it exercises a distinct influence upon the mucous lining of the throat, windpipe, and small air vessels, so that nothing but warmed pure air passes into the lungs. THE CHILDREN LIKE iT. It's the product of the Honeycomb chemically treated to get the best results. DON'T ACCEPT SUBSTITUTES. THEY ASK FOR IT! So different from most Medicines. Nice to take! Cures Quickly. For vocalists and public speakers it has no equal, it makes the voice as clear as a bell. Be not deceived! The popularity of Tudor Williams' Patent Balsam of Honey has resulted in many imitations being placed on the market. When buy- ing, therefore, see that the name Tudor Williams is on each bottle, and refuse any preparation advanced as being "Just as good" or A little cheaper." Insist on TUDOR WILLIAMS'. MANUFACTURER: I TUDOR WILLIAMS, M.R.P.S., F.S.C.I., Analytical and Consulting Chemist and Druggist, by Examination, MEDICAL HALL, ABERDARE. Tudor Williams, Chemist, has re- tained all the prescriptions of the late Dr Conwyl. These renowned recipes are at the disposal of all Tudor Wil- liams' customers. J. JARROLD, Grocer, Provision Merchant, and Car Proprietor, Wedding if Touring Cars at shortest notice. ESTIMATES FREE ON APPLICATION. MISKIN SUPPLY STORES, Glyngwyn Street, MOUNTAIN ASH. What to do with; Boys & Girls! -The- Aberdare Business Training College is Unrivalled in the preparation of Boys and Girls for Business Careers. For sound advice call or write Principal: J. MARSHALL, FilnOiSfTty F.C.I., etc, 19 Whitcombe Street, Aberdare. R. PENROSE KERNICK, Investment Stock and Share Broker, CITY CHAMBERS, CARDIFF. TELEPHONE 4172 Aberdare Agent: Mr. E. LEWIS JONES, 22 Cardiff Street. I It I I; I I; I ,1 I; J.8UGlER &SON I I B 420 CARDIFF ROAD ABERDARE. T l if'B ILEAND E 1 -7. P ILL$] A Marvellous Remedy. For upwards of Fifty Years thepe Pills have held the first place in the World as a Remedy for PILES and GRAVBL, and all the common disorders of the Bowels, Stomach, Liver and Kidneys and there is no civilized Nation under the Sun that has not experienced their Healing Virtues. THE THREE FORMS OF THIS REMEDY: No. 1—George's Pile and Gravel Pills. No. 2—George's Gravel PilJs. No 3-G,'orge's Pills for the Piles. Sold everywhere in Boxes, Is. 14d. and 2E. 9d., each. By Post, Is. 2d. and 2s. lOd. Proprietor—J. E. George, M.R.P.S., Hirwain, Abepdare.- PRINTINC OF EVERY DESCRIPTION neatly and promptly HNUM at the "Laatfar" ami "Tarlan" 0.