THE EVENT OF THE SEASON. EMRYS E A N% ilw 06ME MF in XMAS SHOW ROOM IS NOW OPEN Replete with All the Latest Novelties in Useful & Fancy Articles Suitable for Presents to persons of an ages. An inspection is invited. Call early to secure the choicest items. Writing and Jewel Cases, Perfumes, Dressing Cases and Bags, a charming variety of Toys, Work Boxes and Baskets, Games. Needlework, &c., in all its branches. VERY CHOICE CIGARS. PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. -VT VICTORIA SQ., ABERDARE.
Aberdace. PRINCESS'^TE RANJI PAI, the famous Con- tralto, has been engaged by;Phillips' Orches- tral Concert, which will take place December 29th. This accomplished Artiste gave a Recital at Steinway Hall, London, recently. SPECIAL SALE.—Messrs. R. T. Jones & Co., Merthyr, will during next week offer for sale at enormous discounts a recently purchased enormous stock of drapery of the most varied description, See particulars on page 8. CO-OPERATION.-On Tuesday evening at the Constitutional Hall Mr John Penny, ex- general sec. of the I.L.P., delivered an ex- cellent lecture on Co-operation, its princi- ples and ideals." Mr J. Jordan, who presi- ded, made some observations on the pro- gress of the local branch.. RUGBY FoOTBALL.-The following fifteen players were selected to do duty for the New Firm" at Tredegar on Saturday next:—Fullback, Frank Lucimore; three- quarter [backs, Austin Davies. Tommy Arnold, Mog Bevan and Owen Williams; halves, Dai Rees and Evan Jones forwards, Dai Jones (capt.), Jack Jones. Griff John, Will Bevan, Joe Eynon, P.C. Arch, Geo Wrentmore and Dick Harris. Reserves, Eddie Jones, W. Warlow and Gomer Key. TEMPERANCE.—The fortnightly meeting of the Aberdare Christian Temperance Associ- ation was held on Sunday last at Sion Chapel, when the minister of Sion, Rev T. Manuel, gave a stirring Welsh address, and the Rev J. L. Jenkins, of Trinity, spoke in his usual earnest and telling manner. The meeting was well attended jand will doubt- less be productive of lasting good. The next meeting will be held at Tabernacle Church on Temperance Sunday, Nov. 27th. PHILANTHROPIC.—The members of the Aberdare District of the Independent Order of Oddfellows (Temple of Love Lodge) are to be congratulated upon their selection of Bro. P.G. Stephen Lloyd, Cardiff-road as a nominee for the Grand Master's Chair of the District to be voted upon at the annual meeting to be held on December 26th. We may note that Bro. P.G. Stephen Lloyd has taken keen interest in the welfare of the Lodge and the Order in general, and his selection will doubtless prove a still more important acquisition. He has occupied for a very long period the important office of Lecture Master of the Lodge. U.T.A.S.—A very interesting and inspir- ing lecture was delivered at Zion Chapel on Friday evening last under the auspices of the Universal Total Abstinence Society, by Mr S. Ppilling, Leeds. Subject, 11 Why, Interfere." He proved to satisfaction that Temperance people had a right to interfere with the monstrous trade which wrecks and destroys the valuable lives of so many. His thrilling narratives of conversations with fallen men and women in gaols, poor- houses and slums brought tears to the eyes of his audience. He is an earnest, out- spoken, fluent orator, full of enthusiasm, and has done good work for Temperance in many towns. This Lodge will hold its usual meeting on Friday evening, when several new members will be enrolled. Welcome is given to all. PRESENTATION MEETING.—On Saturday, Nov. 5th, a special meeting was held of Loyal Dr Lewis Lodge. Merthyr Unity Philanthropic Institution, together with the Juvenile Lodge. Loyal Thomas Jones at the Royal Exchange Inn, for the purpose of presenting Bro. Lewis Davies on his departure from Aberdare with an emblem of the Order beautifully framed. P.P. Evan James presided, assisted by the vfce- — ———————————————————— president, Thos. Davies. Bro- Win. Jones, treasurer, presented the emblem on behalf of the Lodge. He also described to the Juveniles the different characters on the emblem. Bro. Lewis Davies thanked both Lodges for their kindness. Addresses were given by Bros. Evan James, John James, Jeremiah Jones, John Lewis, Thomas Thomas, P.G.M. David Morgan and others. ABERDARE LITERARY SOCIETY.On Tuesday evening, under the auspices of this Society, the fortnightly meeting was held, Mr W. R. Williams, president, in the chair. The meeting comprised of a series of impromDtu debates, the following being the subjects discussed Should this Society sanction impromptu debates ?" Should ladies take off their hats in places of worship ? &c." Ought Aberdare to tolerate the noise and proneness to acci- dents of an electric tramway?" "Are medi- cal students justified in experimenting in the interests of science on patients without their consent?" The following took part: Mrs J. A. Williams, Miss Richards, Messrs J. Ed- wards, W. A. Ford, E. S. Hall, T. Walter Williams, F. J. Stansfield, J. Griffiths, S. M. Davies, Rev. J. M. Jones, and the chairman. VISTT.-The visit to London of the Aber- dare Orpheus Glee and Concert Party was very successful. They were specially en- gaged to sing at the Queen's Hall, which was crowded on the occasion. The follow- ing day the Party gave a most excellent programme at the Harleshen Baptist Church. The songs and glees rendered by the Party were very well received, which reflected great credit on the choir and the conductor, Mr R. Hopkins. The selections by Messrs W. Gwynne, Llew Jones, John Jones and S. Barber were pronounced to be perfect. Mr Dan Edwards was a very efficient ac- companist. The Harlesden Baptist Church Record, publishes the following letter sent by a musician who was present at these concerts to the Rev B. Tboi-iias :As a humble member of the profession of music, I was profoundly impressed with the ear- nestness, the modest but manly bearing, and the pure, natural musicianship of the little band of true artistes from your lovely country.* If anyone had any doubt as to whether such a concert were out of place in God's house, he had but to attend on Mon- day night. As I listened to that choir of miners from a South Wales coal field, I could not help wishing, as a Londoner, that there were more such men amongst the workers in our great city." LIBERAL CLUB.—A general meeting of the members of the Liberal Club was held in the Reading Room on Wednesday eve- ning. Mr J. W. Harris occupied the chair, and referred to the object of the meeting, which was to consider the advisability of extending the club premises into Cardiff- street by taking over the Cardiff Castle Coffee Tavern. The chairman gave an out- line of the alterations proposed and announced that Mr D, A. Thomas, M.P., had subscribed £ 105 towards the cost. Some of the members also had heartily re- sponded, X90 having been subscribed by 40 members only. Mr F. J. Caldicott then read the list of subscriptions, after which Mr A. Stephens proposed and Mr Daniel Howells seconded, that the committee be instructed to carry out the alterations as proposed. This was unanimously agreed to. The chairman then called upon Mr J. Pritchard, The Beehive, to perform a very pleasant duty, and that was to' present the silver cup which had been won in a billiard competition between married and single. Mr J. Prichard was captain of the Single team, and Mr Dan Howells of the Married Team. which won. Mr Prichard, in a happy speech, handed the cup over to Mr Howells, who briefly responded. The cup bore the following inscription: Presented by D. A. Thomas, Esq., M.P.. to the Aber- dare Liberal Club, in the billiard competi- tion between Married and Single."
SERVICES FOR SUNDAY NEXT. TABERNACLE Congregational Church, JL Aberdare. Preacher, Rev. J. Morgan Jones, pastor. Morning and evening, TRINITY Chapel.—Preacher, Rev. R. R. Roberts, B.A., Cardiff: Morning and evening. HIGHLAND Place Unitarian Church.— Morning at ll,eveningat 6. Preacher, Rev. Geo. Eyre Evans, Aberystwyth, CHRISTADELPHIAN Hall, Gwawr C street, Aberaman. Morning at 11, evening at 6. CHRISTIANS Meeting House, Forge I View, Godreaman. Morning 10.30; evening 6. Preacher, Mr U. Nicholls, Merthyr.
For remamder of Up and Down the Valley see page 3. Hirwain. SOCIAL TEA.—A full report of this inter- esting function is held over until next week. Also Mission Hall Entertainment. ST, LLEURWG'S CHURCH. On Sunday last special sermons were preached morning and evening at the Parish Church by the Rev F. A. Williams, B.A., Pontypridd, sec- retary of the Llandaff Diocesan Society. The services were fully choral, and were in- toned by the Rev J, Morgan, B.A., vicar, and the Rev D. J. Arthur, B.A., curate. There were good congregations, and excel- lent collections were made in aid of the above society. LECTURE.—On Monday evening, an inte- resting lecture on The literature of the Press was delivered by the Rev J. Mor- gan, Bryn Seion, Aberdare, at Bethel Chapel (C.M.), on the occasion of the opening session of the Young People's Society. He kept his hearers spell bound for over an hour. The Rev Lewis Morgan presided, and a hearty vote of thanks was passed to the lecturer and chairman. DEBATING SOCIETY.—The weekly meeting of this Society was held on Friday evening, Mr J. T. Davies (tailor), presiding. The topic for debate was Are the Merthyr Boroughs at present satisfactorily regresen- ted in Parliament?" Mr G. A. Jones championed the affirmative side, and Mr R. M. Rees (Myfyr Cynon) the negative, in able addresses. After a spirited discussion, the negative side carried by a small majo- rity. AMBULANCE CLASSES. This class was held on Sunday afternoon last under the presidency of Mr John Lloyd, who appealed ta the members to attend the classes, and to make the subject a home study as well. An address was then given by Mr H. Hay- ward, the instructor, who also gave some lessons in first aid Mr Wyndham Thomas, the secretary, has received several applica- tions to join the class. NEBO -On Sunday evening, an eloquent German was preached by the Rev E. Wern Williams, pastor, who based his remarks an Acts ii 36. The rev. gentlemen made an earnest appeal to his hearers. Feelings rose to a high pitch, and it was felt that the current religious revival had touched Hir- wain, HOME MISSION. On Thursday the annual meeting in connection with, the Home Mission Fund was held at the English Wesleyan Chapel under the presi- dency of Mr David Jones, schoolmaster, who gave a brief address. The annual re- port was read and adopted, and able ad- dresses were delivered by the Revs Arthur Roberts, Aberdare, and A. J. Jefiries, Moun- tain Ash, on Foreign Mission Work." At the close Mr D. Jones, inspector, G.W.R. proposed a vote of thanks to the speakers and chairman, which was seconded by Mr Albert Collier. G.W.R. TEMPERANCE UNION. The monthly meeting of this branch was held on Sunday afternoon at the G.W.R. waiting room, Mr Charles John presiding over a large attendance. The meeting was opened by Mr Ernest Jones, after which a recitation was given by Mr Johnny Johnson, and a solo was rendered by Mr J. K. Nicholls. Then Miss A. George, London Warehouse, delivered an inspiring address on Choice." Miss Annie Evans rendered a sacred solo, and the meeting was closed by Mr J. V. Nicholls. Mr Frank Collier presided at the harmonium, which has only recently been purchased by the branch, and which has proved an acquisition to the singing, ENGLISH WESLEYAN CHURCH.—On Sun- day last special missionary meetings -vere held here, when telling sermons were preached by the Rev A. J. Jeffries, Moun- tain Ash, and Mr A. Collier, Hirwain, to large congregations. In the afternoon a service was held for the juveniles. The chairman, Mr B. A. Williams (superintendent of the Sunday School), highly congratulated them, and urged upon them to attain a still higher mark this year. After Master Bertie Collier had recited a Psalm, a solo was given by Mr Charles Collier. Recitations were also given by Master Hardy Hansford, and Catherine Mary Jones, and inspiring ad- dresses were delivered by Mr A. Collier, the Rev A. J. Jeffries and Mr Charles Collier. Mr Fred Eddy accompanied.
Trecynon OLD MEETING HousE.-On Tuesday the 15th instant a very interesting meeting was held at the above place when Mr Gwilym Griffiths of Llewelyn-street was presented with a handsome clock, on the occasion of his marriage. Mr Griffiths is much re- spected as a valued member of the church and its faithful secretary during the past 10 or 12 years. The chair was occupied by Mr E. D. Howells, Gelli Isaf, The sec- retary of the presentation movement was Mr Tyssul Davies. The following jeu, d'esprit, composed for the occasion and recited by the author, caused great amuse- ment. The reader will please note the metre is M.C., and it will go nicely to the tune Excelsior." Yn mlaen, yn miaen, yn mlaen, yn mlaen, Yn mlaen, yn mlaen, yn mlaen Yn mlaen, yn mlaen, yn mlaen, yn mlaen, Yn mlaen, yn mlaen, yn mlaen OBITUARY.—On Tuesday the funeral of Mr David Rees, 5, Fredenck-st, took place. Deceased who was only 29 years of age had I been ailing for some time, and had gone to Carmarthen, hoping that the change would be beneficial to him. However he suddenly grew worse and died at Carmarthen. His
Aberaman. A SOCIAL EVENING will be held in the New Hotel, Aberaman (kindly lent for the occasion) on Thursday, December 14th. Dan- cing and Cards from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets 5s. each may be obtained from Miss David, The Grange, and Miss Temple, Aberaman.-Ad. INSOLVENCY.—A meeting of the creditors of David Ashford, commission agent, 8, Llanddewy-st., was held on Friday at Mer- thyr. Debtor returned his liabilities at C95 19s. 7d., and his assets, consisting of furni- ture, at only 11 10s. He attributed his failure to a. decrease of 20s. to 22s. per week on an avarage in his income owing to the assurance company, by whom he was employed, reducing him about two years ago from the post of assistant superintendent to that of an agent, ill-health of himself and family, giving pecuniary assistance to rela- tives, and travelling expenses and bank charges, and rents paid by him being so heavy.
Cwmbach. FORTHCOMING ErSTEDDFOD.- ,V e hear on good authority that a large eisteddfod is to be held here on July 10th, 1905. Further particulars will be given later. I.O.G.T.—The weekly meeting of Byddin Gobaith Lodge of the above was held at the National Schools on Friday last, sixty- five members being present. In a love letter competition for the Sisters of the lodge, six competed. The prize was awarded to Miss Kate Evans (Clara). The lodge thanked Bro. W. Evans, the donor of the prize. OBITUARY.—On Monday afternoon, the mortal remains of Mrs Evans, the loving j mother of Brother David John Evans, 8, Pit Row, were buried at Aberdare Cemetery. The funeral was attended by the officers and members of the Love and Unitv Lodge of the U.T.A.S., Aberdare, in fu 1 regalia, and a few officers of the Pioneer Lodge, Mountain Ash. The cortege was led by Chief Warden, Bro J. Kelly, Aberdare. The scene was very impressive and was greatly appreciated by the public who lined the roads on the way to the Cemetery. IVEDDINGS.-Two weddings were solem- nized at Merthyr Registry Office on Satur- day, before Mr G. G. Jones, registrar. The parties were Mr William Hawkins (son of Mr S. Hawkins, Poor Law Guardian, and Mrs Hawkins), who was wedded to Miss Martha Anne Evans, Curre street, Aber- aman, and Mr Thomas Challenger, Cardiff road, Aberaman, who was united to Miss Elizabeth Anne Hawkins, daughter of Mr and Mrs S. Hawkins. In the former, Mr Daniel Evans gave the bride (his daughter) away, and Mr David John Chappell acted as best man. Mr S. Hawkins also formed one of the wedding party. After the ceremony both couples returned to Cwmbach and par- took of a sumptuous wedding breakfast, prepared by Mrs Hawkins. They were the recipients of numerous letters conveying the felications and good wishes of their many friends.
Penrhiwcsiber. To THE INHABITANTS OF PENRHIWCEIBER.— Mr J. H. TODD, M.B., now attends at Mrs Davies', 87, Penrhiwceiber-road, from 3 to 4, Wednesdays only. Teeth painlessly extracted for ls. no charge when giving orders for new ones. ACCIDENT.-On Thursday last Mr Evan Thomas, a respected deacon with the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists of Penrhiwceiber, had rather a severe wound on the head, resulting in the severing of one of the veins, through which he lost a considerable amount of blood. One of the members of the St John's Ambulance happened to be working near by and had bandages and appliances with him, and succeeded in stopping the flow of blood. Mr Thomas is, we are glad to say, improving, but still very weak. SCHOOLS CONCERT.—On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, very successful concerts were held in the Public Institute, Penrhiwceiber, under the auspices of the Ynysboeth, Penrhiwceiber, and Pengeulan j Teachers and Scholars for the benefit of the Teachers' Orphan Funds. Councillors T. Jones aud T. Bevan presided on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Head Teachers, Mr Mathers, Miss Tyte, Mr Ambrose, Miss Jones, Miss White, Miss Davies; the senior assistants, Messers B. Tiley, R. Morgan, T. Wigley, Morris, &c., deserve special notice for their successful tuition of the children. The Tynte Town Band, the Penrhiwceiber Band, the Penrhiwceiber Choir, under the couductor- ship of Mr Wigley, the infants dressed as Japanese and trained by Miss White, the skipping garlands taught by Miss Jones, and the sleeping infants tableaux with the accom- panying fairy taught by Miss Davies, Pen- geulan, the nursery rhymes and skirt dance taught by Miss Tite, and the Pallisthenies of the Tynte schoolboys and the Penrhiwceiber boys and girls were really deserving of great praise. The performances altogether were good, and the crowds that gathered to see them would and a substantial sum to the funds of the orphanage. THE RELIGIOUS REVIVAL. — The religious revival is the chief topic just at present here as in other parts of the Principality, and the general desire seems to be to realize the spiri- tual breezes at Penrhiwceiber as well. Very warm meetings are now being held at Jeru- salem Welsh Baptist chapel, under the pas- torate of Rev W. Rhys Jones. Several con- verts have been baptized, and a large number have been received since then. The prayer meetings are now being held for the third week.
Aboraynon. POLICE CHANGES.—P.S. Thomas Davies, Abercynon, has been removed to Caerphilly to take the place of Police Inspector Davies now of Mountain Ash. P.S. Rees of Aber- aman replaces P.S. Davies at Abercynon. I.O.G.T.—A meeting was held at the English Congregationist Vestry, on Friday, presided over by Bro. Evans, D.C.T. and G.S. Stirring addresses were given by Bro. Richards, G.S. of J.T., Merthyr; Bro. Williams, G. Chap., Pontypridd, and Bro. Hopkins, L.D., Ynysboeth. Sister Rachel A. Thomas rendered a solo and Bro. Hughes, D.C., recited. A meeting to establish a lodge will be held at the same place on Friday night next. when the initiation of members and the installation of officers will take place. DANCE.—A very pleasant social evening and dance was held on the 11th November at the Abercynon Girls School. The head teachers of Abercynon organized the function in order to raise funds towards getting a piano for the Carnetown Schools. Among the ladies present were Misses Gleeson, A. Morgan, Davies, Wood. Jones, Hughes, Llewellyn, Sheen, Williams, John, Durbin, and Grant. Among the gentlemen present were Messrs Meredith (M.C.), T. W. Millar, Harper, F. Stone, D. Parry, Walker, W. Jones, Mering, Cox, Edwards, H. T. Jones, D. Theophilus, Pardoe, Kenish, Vaughan. The company numbered about 100. A short musical programme was gone through. Miss Gleeson, Mountain Ash, and Mr Davies, Aberdare, sang. Mr Whitcombe was pianist. Games were enjoyed by the non-dancers in the adjoining rooms. Mr Evans, Bristol House, supplied the refresh- ments, and Miss Griffiths, cookery mistress, had made some very choice dishes, which were very much enjoyed. It was a most pleasant evening, and was, we trust, a financial success.
SCRAPS. [BY THE SCRIBE.] Let there be light!" is the cry of the workmen who travel morning and evening by the workmen's trains that ply between Aberdare and Abercynon. At present they are bundled into lightless coaches, and are appealing to the railway company for some glim to scatter the gloom, if it were only a rush candle. -:0:- Aberdare is becoming famous for its fires of various kinds. The embers of the great conflagration of Thursday night had scarce grown cool before the whole district was set ablaze by a revival." -:0:- We are told that in Cardigan the reviva- lists converted the pleasure fair into a revi- val meeting. In Trecynon we had a reversal of matters. The revival meeting was turned into a fair. -:0:- The weekly out-relief of the Merthyr Union has recently gone up from £ 305 to £ 315. The tramp is blamed for it. Thou modern highwayman What a lot thou hast to answer for, and what a lot the rate- payer has to pay for, all through thee! 0 With the aid of the new Market Hall in Aberdare all things are possible, even a lovely floral exhibition within a- month of Christmas. And this show will not be at the tender mercies of the clerk of the weather, who always spoils our summer shows. A Chrysanthemum exhibition will be a new thing in the annals of Aberdare. -0: Joseph Smith, generally known as the Mormon impostor was tarred and feathered for his imposture. His namesake was at the Aberdare Police Court on Tues- day sentenced to a month of durance vile for his false pretences. 0 A correspondent in this week's issue re- fers to the action of the mayor of Hudders- field, who with the view of lessening infant mortality in that district, offers a tl to the parents of every child born in Longwood during his tenure of office, upon the child Teaching the age of twelve months. Aber- dare having such an abnormally high rate of infant mortality it would be a good idea for our next High Constable-if he wishes to be immortalised-to emulate the civic chief of Huddersfield. -:0:- Under the heading "Lost, but found," a Llwydcoed correspondent sends the follow- ing :— "Llwydcoed district was thrown into anxiety at the end of last week, owing to a rumour that a prominent man in the neigh- bourhood had gone away. On hearing of the news, a good many people determined to scour the district for the absentee. After the worry of seeking all day, they returned home at dusk, thinking surely that someone had abducted him, when they were greeted with the good news that he had been seen at his post, as usual. Lost, but found," was realized with many heartfelt greetings," -:0:- They are a dissatisfied lot at Hirwain. In the Merthyr and Aberdare Boroughs we have two M.P.'s, but at a meeting of a Hirwain Debating Society it was decided that their Parliamentary representation was not satisfactory. I do not know whether they sent copies of the resolution to Messrs D. A. Thomas and Keir Hardie.
Merthyr Board of Guardians The above was held on Saturday, There were present Mr J. Rogers (chairman) Revs J. O'Reilly and Rev J. Hathren Davies (vice-chairman). Mrs Williams, Mrs Richards, and Mrs Evans, Messrs D. Edwards, John Price, H. Lewis, F. Arscott, B. P. Evans, T. Weale, R. Rees, W. Hiley, D. Hughes, R. Evans, V. A. Wills. J. Lloyd, T. E. Morgan, D. Hopkins. H. Jones, W. Thomas, J. Jenkins, Joseph Morgan, J. Aurelius, N. F. Hankey, Revs. LI. Williams, WT. A. Jones, and W. S. Davies, Messrs F. T. James (clerk), and E. J. Hughes (assistant clerk). OUT-RELIEF.-A cheque for X315 was dra iVn. THE DOCTOR'S QUESTION. In accordance with a notice tendered the Rev Ll. Williams moved that a committee be appointed to enquire into the question of medical attendance at the Workhouse In- firmary, and report to the Board. He moved this in the interest of the ratepayers, who rightly claimed that there should be shown an adequate return for the money expended on medical service, in the interest of the medical men, on whose professional status aspersions had been cast, and in the interest of the inmates of the Workhouse, who ought to be properly cared for. He moved firstly, because as a Guardian he wanted information; secondly, because as a Guardian he was anxious that an institution like the Merthyr Infirmary should be efficient. He was astonished at the meagre reports of the discussion which ap- peared in the Press. He understood also that the closeness of the vote had been regarded as indicating that there was some- thing in the charge (cries of No, No). *He had been connected with public bodies for 24 years, and his impression ought to count for something.—Mr J Lloyd seconded the motion.—Mr r. E. Morgan: The rector said that I cast a slur on medical officers. My resolution involved nothing of the kind. —Mr Williams' resolution was put to the meeting, and carried with only one dissen- tient. A committee of 15 were then ap- pointed to investigate the matter. THE STIPENDIARY RATE. The Stipendiary Rate Committee had sought counsel's advice as to whether it would be advisable to appeal to the House of Lords against the recent decision of the Court of Appeal, which had reversed the decision of the Divisional Court, thereby making the Guardians liable for certain dis- puted items in connection with the stipen- diary rate. Mr Upjohn, the counsel, advised them not to pursue litigation further, inas- much as the decision of the Court of Appeal was in his opinion right.—Mr D. Hopkins moved and Mr R. Rees seconded, that they adopt the course suggested by counsel.— The Clerk remarked that the whole thing turned on how the Act of Parliament relating thereto was to be interpreted. The question could only be dealt with by the corporation of Merthyr in conjunction with the County Council, that was, if Merthyr would be in- corporated.—Mr Wills: You mean when Merthyr will be incorporated."—Clerk No, if Merthyr will bee incorporated.—It was agreed that no appeal be made, and that £1977 be paid, which is the exact amount due, including £ 30 16s Od,—10 per cent in- terest on £ 308, the rate of.December, 1901, in respect of Merthyr and Gelligaer. THE UNEMPLOYED. Mr D. A. Thomas, M.P., wrote ack- nowledging the resolution of the Board re the unemployed, and promising his hearty support when the matter would come before Parliament. PRECEPTS. The Clerk stated that the Breconshire County Council had sent two precepts one for C530 18s 4d due December 1st, and the other for £ 398 3s 8d, due February, 1905. HOW CRIMINALS ARE MADE. Mr D. Hopkins told a tale of how a boy from the district had stolen a gold ring, and the father and his daughter had" stolen some clothes. The boy had been sent to a reformatory, the father to prison, and the girl placed in charge of a missioner. The other children in the house had, it appears, been terribly neglected, having had to sub- sist for weeks on dry bread alone. Mr Hopkins suggested that in order to be saved from a criminal's career one young girl should be taken to the House.—It was unanimously agreed that the child should be in the custody of the Guardians until she reached the age of 18. A HARDY INFANT. Father O'Reilly asked whether they were going to continue the Arrears Committee, or let it drop. All they had hitherto done was to agree with what the warrant officer had done.—Mr H. Jones: No, the officer has agreed with what we have done.—The Rev LI. Williams said they ought to let this baby committee have a fair chance to live. Father O'Reilly had sat on it (laughter), others had tried to smother it. Let it have a chance to live, and if it could not, let it die a natural death.—The infant was spared. TRYING TO MOVE A BODY. Mr D. Evans, Merthyr, asked whether the Assessment Committee had acted with, regard to his motion re the weighing of coal for assessment purposes.—The Clerk replied in the negative.—Mr Evans Then when are they going to move ?-No reply came, and Mr Evans proceeded to dilate on the dilatoriness of public bodies.
funeral was largely attended, there being a large contingent from Trinity, Aberdare, he having been a member of the church choir. The mourners were the following :—-Mr William Eees (father), Messrs John and Willie ReGs (brothers), Mr and Mrs Evan Evans (brother-in-law and sister), Mr Thos. Davies (uncle), Mr John and Mrs Davies (uncle and aunt), Mr and Mrs Phillip Eees, (uncle and aunt), Mrs James Davies (aunt), Mr Roes (cousin), Messrs Dd. Evans. Wm. j Evans and Dd. J. Evans (uncles), Mr and Mrs Evan Davies (cousins), Mrs Jenkins and Messrs Rees and Richard Jenkins, Neath, Miss S. A. Thomas and Mr William Thomas, Senghenydd, Miss Ada Llewelyn, Mr and Mrs Wm. Davies and Mr John Davies (cousins), Messrs John and Evan Edwards (cousins), Mr Henry Edwards (cousin), Mrs John Rees (sister-in-law), Mrs Sarah Ed- wards (aunt), Mrs Councillor Phillips, Neath (aunt) and Miss Emily Phillips, Messrs Gwilym Davies and Morgan Davies (cousins), Mr and Mrs Arthur Perrott and Mr and Mrs Wilcox (cousins), The Rev J. L. Jenkins, Trinity, was the officiating min- ister. Mr Rees was well known in athletic circles, being a sprinter of note and a pro- minent player m the Aberdare Thursdays' team.