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CHILDREN'S NEW YEAR'SI TREAT.,

ABERAMAN PASTOR'S } DEPARTURE.…

UNITED IRISH LEAGUE, MOUNTAIN…

j CLYWEDION DYFFRYN DAR.

LOCAL CHATTER.j

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LOCAL CHATTER. j BY THE CHATTERBOX. His Honour Judge J. Bryn Roberts is a man of the world, so much ao that he is no believer in promises. Said he at Rhyl County Court the other week: H Promises are no good. People will promise anything." But, after all. his Honour does not como into touch with the best class of people in County Courts. There are plenty of people who make promises and would rather break their arm than break these promises. In reference to the above the fol- lowing may be of interest, taken from George Birmingham's amusing book, "A Padre in France": A lawyer sees the worst side of human nature. A parson probably sees the best side of it. Still, though I have seen many good men and hue dee ls, I have seen nothing more splendid than the comradeship, the brotherly love among the soldiers." So the noted author confirms, the view that the best class of people are not to be found in the law courts. The Courts are for litigious people, for people of a quarrelsome nature, and in most cases that como bef >re the justices one side (if not both sides) is represented by persons who would not inspire much confidence in the inherent goodness of human nature. I remember a minister who main- tained that every preacher ought to be engaged in some occupation or other, in addition to his duties as the pastor of a church. He himself was a tailor, and he devoted two or three days to making clothes, while on bun- day and several week-nights he was engaged in making men worthy of those clothes. But I hardly think such an experi- ment would prove a success. ihe lofty idealism which should pervade the pulpit is crushed by contact with ¡ the business world. The minister I should keep himself unspotted irom tho world, especially the commercial. world. Even as I write I am told of a minister in the Aberdare Valley who has just made a few hundred pounds ou the Stock Exchange. When is Councillor Hangar going to bring his great film, Intoler- ance" up to date? He ought to have been out and about with his reel camera during the General Election. He could have had a few good ex- amples just opposite his l'ieture House. By the way, dealing with Cinemas, when is the District Council going to revoke the order re the closing oi Cinemas for half an hour every even- ing? Methinks the remedy is worse than the disease. The object of clos- ing was to give the management an opportunity of ventilating the prem- ises. The result, however is that large crowds gather, and last week, outside the Aberdare Cinema, there were hundreds of people waiting 111 II the rain. By the time the half hour had expired, many were wet to the skin, and the crowd had grown '0 such dimensions that the police had to be requisitioned to control the queue. The Council wouuld be well advised to withdraw this Order, now that the Flu has disappeared.

TRECYNON AND LLWYOCOET NOTES.I

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FUR AND FEATHER SHOW AT ABERAMAN.…

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