IN a recent issue we called attention to the opportunity afforded at Mountain Ash to amateur students and working men aspirants for self-culture by the establishment of evening classes. Now we are glad to note that a similar opportunity will be within the reach of Aberdarians who thirst for knowledge and hunger for self-improvement. The list of subjects which are being taught by competent teachers in various places within the area of the District Council embraces a wide and varied range of sub- ject-matter adapted to the studying pro- pensities and capacities of all sorts and conditions of men, women and children. The committee are to be congratulated on the scope and variety of the pro- gramme of the evening classes, for they have studied the interests of the mining student, the craftsman, the clerk, the nature student and the disciple of science. Ladies also will have pro- ficient tuition in such subjects as Scientific Dressmaking, Art Needle- work and Cookery. It is to be hoped that a very large number will utilise these golden opportunities for the attainment of culture in leisure hours.
MR Stanton has submitted to the Aber- dare District Council a scheme—or rather a series of schemes-which has for its object the improvement of the town of Aberdare, and especially the Public Park. Perhaps Mr Stanton's demand was too sweeping. Reforms, when they do arrive, always come in single file, and perhaps it would have been better if Mr Stanton had intro- duced his demands in seriatim fashion. The fossils around the table would not have been staggered then. Mr Stanton claims that they voted against his motion, not because of the cost of the project or projects, but be. cause they were opposed to making the town beautiful. But we would rather believe that they were opposed to Mr Stanton's scheme for the beautifying of the town because of the cost it involved. Most people are in favour of reforms when they are to be had on the cheap, but unfortunately they are as a rule costly things. The improvements which Mr Stanton is in favour of exe- cuting at the Park are not unreasonable or impractical. Perhaps it would have been better if there was a little more negation about the scheme-if he had specified, not only what the Public Park ought to be, but what it ought not to be. For instance, it should not be a race-course, or a cycle track or the happy hunting grounds of destructive urchins, as it is at present. And how came Mr Stanton to overlook the need of a liveried attendant ? If his scheme will be carried out, an additional custodian will be indispensable.
SCRAPS. [BY THE SCRIBE.] Mr David Evans, Merthyr, the Redmond of the Merthyr Board of Guardians, and Mr Frank T. James, the clerk to the Guardians, are rival candidates for municipal honours in the new borough of Merthyr. Last Satur- day at the Board meeting, the clerk, in reading a report, stumbled over the Welsh name, Pwllagddu." "Perhaps it is Pwlly- fagddu," said Ap Gwynionydd—the rector of Dowlais. "Do you know where that place is ? Mr Evans asked the clerk. Ió Yes, where you will be after the next election," was the prompt impromptu reply, which was accompanied with roars of laughter. Mr James may be beaten at the election, but Mr Evans had to admit that he had been floored on this occasion. -:0:- I see that the black list is coming into vogue among footballers. In last week's LEADER I observed a list of names of leather hunters, who have been warned, "under pain of suspension," not to repeat some heterodox tactics on the football field. -:0:- The empannelling of a jury which took place in connection with a certain case at the Aberdare County Court last week, was a novel sight in Aberdare. The two time- honoured deep pews which are reserved for pressmen and prisoners were vacated, and the former tribe enjoyed the distinction pro tem of sitting in the "set fawr," which is usually monopolised by the legal fraternity. The judge gave vent to his usual grumble regarding lack of accommodation, and asked When. Oh when are ye Aberdare people going to move in this matter ? -:0:- Great fuss is being made concerning Wales's first motor fire engine," which is Penarth's new engine. Aberdare narrowly escaped that distinction. -:0:- A woman summoned for neglecting the education of her child asked the Stipend- iary last Tuesday to pardon her. Oh, I am not allowed to forgive sins," replied the Stipendiary. "I have no divine power, and am but an ordinary human being." Capcoch, like Pwllheli, is waxing uneasy over its name—I shall not say Christian name, for they say it was derived from a pugilist. Really, that is not such a stigma after all, for I am sure that many of the aristocrats of Capcoch—I beg pardon, Abercwmboi—would with pride name their villas after some magnified and glorified hired assasins. But how can it be said that Capcoch is a mongrel name ? It is as purely Welsh as Gilfach Goch. Councillor- L. N. Williams has at last provided the derivation of Abercwmboi. which I have long been seeking for. Abercwmbwcci! Why,, it is more of a mongrel than Capcoch, and, longer and more hideous. Besides, I am sure that the inhabitants of the village between Aberpenar and Aberaman-I shall not attempt to name it until it gets the orthodox christening—would prefer to own,, their nomenclature to a prize-fighter than to the Prince of Hades. With regard to- the Saxon who stumbles over the Welsh guttural, and vulgarises the word, never mind him. He has been persistently call- ing Dolgelly Dol-jelly, but Cader Idris has not moved yet, neither has the Wnion yielded jelly-fish. However, the people of the village in question are going to move- heaven and earth and the District Council with the view of moving the stigma of Capcoch." :0:- The unemployed problem is getting acuter- in Aberdare, and the Trades Council are- going to request the District Council to put the Unemployed Act in force. Perhaps we shall just now witness a march of the un- employed on Aberdare like the one on London recently, and a petition in boots wending its way to the Town Hall.
A Tyntetown Mystery. Body Found in the River. On Sunday afternoon boys playing near the Cynon river at Tyntetown noticed a. paper parcel floating in the water. Getting it to bank, they opened it and found therein the body of an infant, packed in a quantity of lime. They informed the police, who removed the body to the Tynte Hotel, where Drs Mckay and Cornish, assistants to Dr R. W. Jones, J.P., examined it. The body was that of a female child.—An in- quest was held on Tuesday afternoon at the Tynte Hotel.—Daniel Bowen (13) said he and Fred Smith, another boy, were running down from the colliery towards the river bank when they saw a parcel in the water about mid-stream. It was packed in brown; paper. They brought it out of the water, and found it to contain the body of a child. -P.C. Evans said that about 12.30 he was called by the lad Bowen and found a brown paper parcel which had been opened. The paper was quite sodden, and the child's body was covered with lime. He took it at once to the Tynte Hotel. Dr Mackay and another medical man were passing at the time, and they examined it.—Dr C. Gordon Mackay said that he made a superficial examination of the body on Sunday. It was the body of a fully-developed child. It had apparently been dead a week, and was much decomposed. He subsequently made a post mortem examination. There were no signs of external violence and no fractures except the post mortem fracture. The result of his inquiries proved that the child was still-born.—The jury returned a verdict of Still-born and found in the river."
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't 80N60LA TEA >It" ',k Exquisite Flavour and Quality. I' '• n (. Sole Agent: • • F. W. Mander, Aberdare. T. BROWN Practical Joiner, Shop Fitter & General Undertaker, 24, Cardiff St., Aberdare. ALL ORDERS PERSONALLY ATTENDED TO. A. J. PADDOCK, PLUMBER & GAS FITTER, 24, Cardiff Street, Aberdare. All Orders Promptly attended to. Moderate Charges. RETIRING FROM BUSINESS. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT. HANNAH ESCHLE, 13, VICTORIA SQUARE, Begs to announce to the Public of Aberdare, Mountain Ash, and surrounding districts, that prior to transferring to her son, LEONARD E. ESCHLE the business of Watchmaker, Jeweller, Silversmith, Optician, Dealer in Best Leather Goods, Worcester and other rare and fancy porcelains, she is offering the Whole of her Large, Varied and Well-Selected Stock at GREATLY REDUCED PRICES. In order to secure some of the many Bargains offered, intending purchasers would do well to pay an eirly visit during the Sale. I All Repairs will receive the most prompt and careful attention and will be executed at most Reasonable Prices. NOTE THE ADDRESS:- 13, Victoria Square, Aberdare. lHMBBHHB^DHBl^HESSSSHH0HHi^HSS8BHHHB8BR^B9BBSB^R9H^BBSB^BHH3BSHHESSEES83SSS&S33S5&EiS3Ea EVERY GARMENT MADE ON THE PREMISES. n Sweeping Reform in Tailoring HUNDREDS OF OVERCOATS GIVEN AWAY! THE 35/- SUITS are an JL unqualified success, and we are encouraged to bring other Z-) garments in line. For the coming Season we are prepared to make DURABLE AND FASHIONABLE OVERCOATS —Rainproof, etc.r at 21/ 30 Designs in stock. A record price of TAILOR-NIADE OVERCOATS. To test their value and superiority over Factory makes we are prepared to give hundreds of Overcoats AWAY on the Coupon System. Every purchaser of a 35/- Suit will receive 4 Coupons, and on disposing of these for four orders of equal value will be entitled to an Overcoat, value 21/. 45/- Suit, on same terms, Overcoat 27/6 free. 55/- Suit, Overcoat 35/ The purchase of a Lady's Costume, 50/ and disposing of 4 Coupons for goods of equal value will entitle one to a Lady's Jacket or Overcoat value 35/ FULL PARTICULARS FROM J. LEWIS, Modern Tailoring, Lewis Street, Aberaman. Wm. Usher & Co., ORIGINAL FINANCIERS, 14, Commercial Street, ABERDARE. (Over Mr. Lloyd's Grocer). AJH^lLENT. I ? i 19 11 8 A No Fees. Personal attendance on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1 to 7 p.m. Or please write to Head Office: 14, Pictoi) Place, SWANSEA. Public Hall, fountain Ash. Important Attraction:this Week. Friday Saturday, Oct, 13th cf 14th. Special engagement of Messrs E. A'Dell and Fred Chabot's powerful company in the enormous success, "THE Romany's Revenge," as performed throughout the Kingdom over 2,000 times. New Songs and Dances. Entirely New and Magnificent Scenery. Usual Popular Prices. Doors open at 7.30, to commence at 8. Public Hall, IVtountain Ash. NEXT WEEK, Miss Frances Delaval d- Powerful Company. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 17th & 18th,-The late F. A. Scudmore's entirely new and sensational Melo- Drama, "The Biggest Scamp on Earth," I Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19th, 20th and 21st, The new and original Drama by Nita Rae, "Her Lost Self," :The Greatest Woman Play of the age. In Acts'2 and 3, specialities by The Smallest Comedienne in the World. Music specially composed by Mr Ernest F. Greene. The elaborate scenery and effects by Messrs Alfred Whyatt and Robert Hall. Floral decorations in Act 2 by the Parisian Floral Company. Prices of Admission: Front Seats, 2/ Second .Seats, 1/6; Third Seats, 1 Gallery, -/6. Doors open at 7.30, to commence at 8. For posters, handbills and cards in connec- tion with concerts and all kinds of meetings, o to the-LEADER Office, Market-street, Aber- 1 lare, < WANTED. APARTMENTS. Wanted, within ten .jL'L minutes walk of Aberdare Church, two furnished rooms for married couple. No encumbrance. Permanency. Terms not to exceed 6s.—Particulars to 14, LEADBR Office, Aberdare. TANTED immediately two smart business men. Salary and Com- mission. Apply, M., LEADER, Aberdare. WANTED, respectable young man as lodger. Terms moderate.—Apply, E, LEADER Office. REPRESENTATIVE required for Aber- dare and district with collecting and selling experience (no other need apply). Good salary and commission to suitable man. Apply, stating age, expe- rience, etc., to V. Underwood, "Westville," Sheffield. JUNIOR Clerk. A vacancy occurs for a Junior Clerk in Messrs Worthing ton and Co.'s office, 16, Commercial-st., Aberdare. Preference will be given to shorthand. A good opportunity for a be- ginner.—Apply personally, to John Jack- son, 16, Commercial-street, Aberdare. FOR SALE. GAS ENGINE 6 h.p. in good condition. Apply, LEADER Office. TO LET OFFICES.—One or two rooms to let as 0 offices. Apply, John Williams, Supply Stores, Aberdare. STABLES.-Two stall stables to let. S Immediate possession.—Apply, John Williams, Supply Stores. Aberdare. ODGINGS.-Share of Apartments for L respectable man.—Apply, 2, Ffrwd crescent, Mountain Ash. OMFORTABLY Furnished Apartments for one gentleman or friends. Bath room. Also superior lodgings for 2 gentle- men. Good Cooking. Centre of town.- Apply, Centre, LEADER Office. HOUSE, Stable and Coach-house. For sale, Trap and Harness complete cheap; will sell separate. Morgans, Mackworth, Aberdare. 2 UNFURNISHED Rooms, with bath- room.—Apply, B. R., LEADER Office. MISCELLANEOUS. MRS H. E. DUNN, Mim^eTjM^' and Children's Millinery a speciality. —37, Whitcombe-street, Aberdare. IMPORTANT Announcement. Madame Marchant, Phrenologist, etc., student at Fowler Institute, London, can be con- sulted daily at 2, Canon-street, Aberdare, from Friday evening, Oct. 6th. Special advice on children, occupation best suited for them, health, etc. Moderate fees. E DUCATIONAL. Colliery officials and XJ Miners, Qualify yourselves for promotion. Lessons by post. The surest road to success. Of lifelong value. Write for Syllabus.—T. A. Southern, 281, The U.M.S., Cardiff. REE.-Your career and destiny fore- told by celebrated astrologer. Send birthdate and stamped envelope, Madam Gordon, 27. Barony-street, Edinburgh. IjlOR DISPOSAL, shares in the Miskin and other Building Clubs.—Apply, io J. D. Morgan, auctioneer, Oxford- hambers, Mountain Ash. HALL AND SONS, The Leading House Furnishers, 9, Cardiff St., Aberdare. SOME OF OUR BARGAINS. Spring Seat Couch, button or plain, spring seats, covered in Crockett's, leather, polished frame @ 21/- Rocking Chair, covered in Pile Carpets, on Copper springs, Walnut and- polished frames @ 10/6. Parlor Tables, fancy shape, solid Walnut @ 18/6. Sideboard, very massive, bow front, 8ft high, Walnut, handsomely carved @y £ 7 19s. 6d.
Sad Fatality at Hirwain. On Friday evening last an accident befel a workman named Abraham Jacob; Rhigos- road, whilst following his employment at the Aberdare Merthyr Colliery. It appears that the deceased, while bringing out a journey of coal, fell under the trams, where he was killed instantly, his body being terribly mutilated. An inquest was held on, the body on Monday afternoon, before Mr R. J. Rhys, coroner, when a verdict of "Accidental Death" was returned. The deceased, who was an old native of the place, was well known and highly respected, and much sympathy is expressed with the sorrowful widow and children in their try- ing bereavement.
Bristol, West of England and S.W. Provident Society., On Monday week the quarterly meeting of the Aberdare Merthyr and Khymney VaJIeys District Committee was held at the Angel Hotel, Maesycwmmer, Mr. William Griffiths occupying the chair. There were also nresent Messrs T. W. Phillips, vice-chaLman; D. Abraham," secretary; A. Duke, treas- urer, H. G. Sheppard District auditor, the sub-committee and 39 Delegates, two new lod- ges having become affiliated. The officers elected for the forthcoming year were: Messrs T. W. Phillips, chairman; T. Daniels, vice- chairman D. Abraham, secretary (re-elected) and A. Duke, treasurer, (re-elected). The income for the day wasE45 16s lid from which grants were given to four unfortunate brothers in distress through long periods of illness. An excellent dinner was provided by Host and; Hostess Rees.