Merthyn Board of Guardians. On Saturday. Present: Mr. J. Rogers (chairman), Revs. J. O* Really and J. H. Davies (vioe-chairmen), Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Richards, Mrs. Williams, Messrs. D. Evans, Merthyr; R. Evans, J. Lloyd, T. Weale, H. Jones, D. Edwards, J. Price, W. Thomas, W. Hiley, R. Rees, J. Jen- kins, S. Hawkins, D. HopkinB, J. Aurel- ius, V. A. Wills, T. Williams, J. E. Rogers, T. E. Morgan, and D. Hughes, RBVS. W. C. Thomas, W. A. Jones, Ll. Williams, with Mr. F. T. James (clerk), and Mr. E. J. Hughes, assistant clerk. OUT-RELIEF. A cheque for i2375 was drawn. MR. DAVID EVANS SEEKS THE CLERK'S AID. Mr. David Evans, Meithyr, who, in conjunction1 with Mr. W. Thomas, Cwm- aman, has been appointed to attend the conference of the Association of Poor Law Unions, asked whether the Clerk could not accompany them, and assist them re the question of the assessment of collieries. The Clerk explained that it was not permissible for the Board to appoint more than two delegates and pay their expenses. Mr. Wills: If the two appointed cannot do the work, let us appoint another two. (Laughter.) Clerk: I am sorry to miss the trip. (Laughter.) However, I shall be in Lon- don that week, and will endeavour to at- tend, and render all the services I can as I am greatly interested in the ques- tion of assessment., (Hear, hear.) THE BOARDING OUT COMMITTEE. A Dearth of Orphans. The report of the Boarding Out Com- mittee was read. It stated that only three children were now boarded out. These were in good comfortable homes. They had several offers from other re- spectable people, but no children that could be properly designated "orphans" were now available. Father O'Reilly asked for a cheque for .£20 for the funds of the committee, which was granted. IN CASE OF FIRE. Mr. R. L. Berry, Aberdare, wrote asking for an interview with the Board to dis- cuss a certain mode of safe-guarding pro- perty at the, Workhouse and School from the ravages of fire. Mr. D. Hughee moved that the matter be referred to the House Management Committee. Eventually it was agreed to grant Mr. Berry's request. A MALICIOUS LETTER. A letter with a signature, but without any address, was read by the Clerk. It deferred to a certain family in Dowlais who were ini receipt of parish relief, and who, according to the letter, were in cir- cumstances of affluence. The writer con- cluded with this remark, "If such things l'e to be permitted by the Board, the sooner the better we all go on the parish." Rev. Ll. Williams: Is it usual for the Bardto take notice of anonymous letters? It was explained that the letter was not tftrictly lafeionymous. Mrs. Evans said she knew the accused family well. There was no truth in the allegations. She would suggest that they take no notice of them. It wae agreed that the letter should lie on the table.
Aberdare Valley Teachers' Association. On Saturday at the Town School, a gen- meeting of the Aberdare Valley ieachers Association (N.U.T.) was held, ir. J. Griffiths, Blaengwawr School, the Resident of the association, in the chair. Mr. Pickles was nominated for the vice- residency of the N.U.T., and' Miss Wil- Messrs. Rhys Nicholas, Pepperell, d Edmunds for the executive. Mr. W. Price made a brief allusion to the ehool City System, and read the testi- ?*0ny of the principal of a New York 'tcWl to the efficiency of the system, but here was no discussion on the matter. Mr. F. W. Pepperell, who is on the exe- CljUve of the N.U.T., dealt elaborately yith the Superannuation Proposals of the ^eeutive. It is intended to present to arliament an amended scheme of super- annuation for teachers, and the speaker :"e details of the new scheme which if is maintained, will remove some of the ^lonialies of the present one. discussion followed, in) which Mrs. wjUiams, Cwmaman School; Mr. W. R. '/illiams, B.Sc., and Mr. John Williams Participated. the motion of Mr. J. Williams, ponded by Mr. W. W. Price, a cordial °te of thanks was accorded Mr. Pen- wi-ell.
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Eisteddfod at Cwmbach. An eisteddfod (under the auspices of the Byddin Gobaith Lodge of the Independ- ent Order of Good Templars) was held on Wednesday last at Bryn Seion Hall, the chair being occupied by Mr. Morgan John, Abernant-road. Adjudicators:- Music, Messrs. D. R. Davies, A.C., and T. J. Morgan, Cwmbach; recita.tions, Mr. G. J. Davies (Gwilym Gwyllt); prize bags, Mrs. Gomer James, Cwmbach; ac- companists, Miss S. A. Evans and Mr. J. W. Roberts, Cwmbach. The following are the list of awards: — Alto eolo, "Which is the way to heaven P" Prize divided between Misses A. M. Owen and S. J. Thomas. Recitation, "Casabianca," Master D. J. Davies, Aberaman. A Poem on "The I.O.G.T. Mr. S. Davies, Cwmbach. Soprano Solo, "Darlun fy Mam," Miss E. Morgan, Cwmbach. Prize Bag, Miss Edith James, Cwm- bach. Baritone Solo, "Y Milwr Dewr," Mr. Samuel Davies, Cwmbach. Duet, "Y Ddau Forwr," Mr J. L. Jones and friend. Tenor Solo, "The Children's Home," prize divided between Messrs. J. Edwards and R. Daniel. Ba-ss Solo, "Mercli y Cadben," prize divided between Messrs. S. Davies and J. L. Jones. Quartette, "Ti wyddost beth ddywed fy nghalon," Miss Winnie Jones and friends. Recitation, "Ples-erfad y Niagara, Master D. J. Davies, Aberaman. Choral Contest, "Gosteg For," Mr. J. Lloyd and! friends. The meeting concluded with a. vote of thanks to the chairman, who suitably re- sponded. The committee are to be con- gratulated on the efficiency of the eis- teddfod arrangements. The secretarial duties were in the, hands of Mr. Morgan John, Rose Cottage, Cwmbach. who proved himself worthy of the position.
Organ Recital at Moun- tain Ash. Two very enjoyable and highly suc- cessful organ recitals were held at Soar Congregational Chapel!, Mountain Ash, on Thursday afternoon and evening. The chair at the afternoon meeting was taken by Dr. Hugh Davies-Jones. The an- nouncement that Mr. A. J. Silver, Mus. Bac., F.R.C.O., Birmingham, would pre- side at the organ naturally attracted full houses. The famous organist had not appeared in Mountain Ash before, al- though he had conducted organ recitals at Aberdare and Penrhiwceiber. The other artistes were Mr, David Hughes, R.A.M., London, who is a favourite with Mountain Ash and Miss Eva Hart, who is a; soprano new to South Wales audiences, but who created a particularly favourable impression with her songs; her rendering of "Hear ye, Israel,' being splendid. The attendance at the afternoon meet- ing was very good'. Mr. Silver contri- buted excerpts from the works of Mozart, Elgar, Widor, Lemmens, and others. He a-lso played a new composition of his own, ,which was much appreciated. Miss Hart was heard to advantage in "Re- joice Greatly," white Mr. Hughes's renr dering of "Oh, oh, hear the wild winds blow," was taking and effective. At the evening concert, in gpite of every effort to provide accommodation, a great many were compelled to turn away from the doors disappointed. Mr. Gwilym Jones, solicitor, took the chair, and remarked that the vast number pres- ent showed that theirisympathy was with the people of Soar, and that they appre- ciated good music.. (ilear, hear.) There were also present Councillor W. Millar, Mrs. Millar, and Miss Millar; Councillor and Mrs Charles, and: Councillor and Mrs Wm. Griffiths; Messrs. Jabez Long, D. Price, surveyor; T. W. Davies, builder; T. W. Millar, architect; D. H. Davies, manager Miskin Colliery; Lloyd Jones, Metropolitan Bank; Charles Rowlands, Mathew George, Cornelius Lewis, and Dr. A. T. Jones. There were many promin- ent Aberdare valley musicians present, among whom could be noticed Professor Richard Howells, Aberdare; Miss Pro- bert, organist of Rhos Baptist Chapel; Miss S. A. Jones, organist of Soar; Mr. D. Harris, organist of English Wesleyan Church; Mr. Emrys Jones, organist of Ffrwd; and Mr. George Richards, con- ductor of the Bethania String Band. Mr. Silver, as in the afternoon, contributed from the works of Bach, Gwilmant, Hoyle, Gounod, Roeckel, and Hollins. In re- sponse to a well-deserved encore for a splendid rendering of the "March Mili- taire," from Gounod, he played "Barcar- celle," a piece of his own composition. The item of the evening, undoubtedly, was "The Fantasia in E Minor" (The "Storm," by Lemmens), which was played by Mr. Silver with wonderful effect. Mr. David Hughes sang "Hosanna" and "O! ruddier than the cherry." He received an encore for the last-named, and gave. an inspiring rendering of that old Welsh favourite, "I fyny bo'r nod." Miss Eva Hart contributed "Hear ye, Israel" (en- cored), and "These are they" (from "The Holy City"). A hearty vote of thanks to the chairman was proposed by Mr. Henry Eynon, and seconded by Mr. John Isaac. Mr. Jones, in responding, highly complimented' the ai'tistes. The^ .'improvised ante-room had been beautifully decorated by members of the church, who, also supplied the material. The decorators were: Mrs. Eynon, Mrs. T. Jones, Mrs. D. Jones, Mrs. Inspector Davies, Mrs. R. Roberts, Mrs. T. Thomas, Mrs. B. Davies, Mrs. J. Roberts, Mrs. T. Davies, Mrs. J. Jarman, Mrs. J. Davies, Mrs. J. Isaac, Mrs. T. Harris, Mrs. D. Jones, Mrs. D. Parry, Mrs. J. Harris, Mrs. J. Harris, Mrs. D. Davies, Mrs. E. Anthony, Mrs. T. Cobley, Miss J. Jones, and Mr. D. M. Jones. The proceeds, which reached a respectable sum, will be devoted towards the Organ Fuud. The preliminary arrangements had been car- j'jed out by a representative committee., with Mr. Henry Eynon as chairman, and, Mr. James Davies as secretary.
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Coal Mine Gases. LECTURE BY MR. HENRY DAVIES AT ABERDARE. The third of hie series of lectures was delivered by Mr. Henry Davies, mining lecturer, at the Castle Hotel, Aberdare, on Saturday evening. In the absence of Councillor T. L. Davies, Cwmaman, Coun- cillor David Hughes occupied the chair. Mr. Davies's subject was "Coal Mine Gases." After referring to the crude methods which were adopted in the North of England not many years ago, in dis- covering gas, he dealt with the present tests, and with the recent improvements of the Davey lamp. Gas was known to the miners by a good many names, amongst them being "y barbwr" (the barber), "efe" (he), "yr un glaa" (the blue one), and "blew" (hair), but "he" (the gas) was the same everywhere—he was a sneak. He always hid himself in dark corners and crevices, and seldom came out to the open to fight his common enemy. j i-i Gas was composed of molecules, and the way to defeat its end was to separate these small particles. The only thorough way to separate them was to supply suffi- cient air. These molecules were like a, lot of bad boys; when together they would always become mischievous, but when they were separated there was no danger. (Applause.) Mr. Davies then gave some astounding figures showing the power and velocity of fire-damp. The weight of 1.000 cubic feet of firedamp would be 451bs., but the heat were equal to 25,265 horse power, and would travel at the rate of 20 miles a second. In travelling it would lick up every particle of coal-dust, and changed the whole atmosphere of the surround- ings. In conclusion the lecturer dwelt upon the importance of forming ambulance classes, as the officials of the Nixon Col- lieries had done at Mountain Ash. Mr. W. J. Heppell. Cwmaman, had been one of the first men to recognise the need of classes of this nature at collieries. Mr. Hood, Llwynypia, speaking at the presen- tation meeting to Mr. Leonard Llewelyn, only a few week's ago, emphasised the im- portance of one set of colliery officials having a thorough knowledge of other collieries than their own, so that, in the event of an explosion, the work of rescue might be facilitated. He hoped that in the near future they would have trained men as Rescue Brigades, with a thorough knowledge of rendering first-aid to the wounded. He was convinced that if this were brought about many lives could be saved. (Applause.) Mr. Thomas Bowen, Gadlys, proposed, and Mr. J. Davies, Blaennant, seconded, a hearty vote of thanks to Mr. Davies. On the motion of the lecturer a similar compliment was paid the chairman.
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DR. DATTA AT CWMAMAN. Sir,—The useful information and in- telligent criticism of our newspapers are naturally something above the ordinary working man's level. A little enlightenment on the following expression would certainly be helpful: "Dr. Datta is a genuine reformer, but of the rash and sweeping type." Is there anything genuine about rashness except genuine uselessness? Either the Dr. is a reformer or he is rash and sweeping. Even the "Aberdare Leader" will have difficulty to harmonise these two opposites into one and the same thing. Has the Dr. not shown some practical attempts to Ferndale? Does not the Hos- pital he built and maintains speak of what could have been done by the 3d. poundage medical men during all these past years? Let the Apostle James speak to them, "Ye have heaped treasure to- gether for the last days. Your gold and silver is cankered and the rust of them shall be a witness against you. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth and been wanton, ye have nourished your (own) hearts."—James v., 3-5. If a doctor, in ithe teeth of deter- mined and organised opposition, in spite of the power of riches and hell combined, has spent and been spent in the services of those whose servant he has pleased to be, then what might the thousands of pounds squandered or accumulated by the 3d. poundage medical men have done had the money been spent for the well-being of those who provided it, and used in an organised and rational manner? The Doctor may be rash as your journal- ist count rashness, but we common folks know such rashness will leave the world better than it found it.—Yours faithfully, J. HARRHY EVANS.
MOUNTAIN ASH INSTITUTE. Mr. Bennett's Challenge. Sir,—In your last issue I saw a letter by Mr. Bennett challenging anyone in the press or on the platform to repudiate his pet theory that there is no God. I admit it to be a very difficult matter to convince any man who says like an imbecile child, "I do not know" to every argument. Now, Theology is the science of God, and the relation between God and the universe. Theology, therefore, gives ac- count, not only of God, but of those rela- tions between God, and the material and spiritual universe, in view of which we speak of creation, providence, and re- demption. In defining theology as a science we indicate its aim. Science does not create, it discovers. Science is not only the observing, recording, verifying, and formulating of objective facts; it is also the recognition and explication of the relations between these facts, and therefore the aim of theology is the ascer- tainment of the facts respecting God, the relations between God and the universe, and the demonstration of these facts in their rational unity as connected parts of a formulated and organic system of truth. Scattered bricks and timbers are not a house, and facts alone do not con- stitute science. Science equals facts plus relations. A particular science is possi- ble only when three conditions combine, viz., the actual existence of the object with which the science deals, the sub- jective capacity of the human mind to know that object, and the provision of de- finite means by which the object is brought into contact with the mind. Is has been objected by Agnostics that since God and these relations are objects apprehended by faith, they are not pro- per objects of knowledge or subjects for science, but I reply that faith is only a higher sort of knowledge. Physical science rests also upon faith. Faith is our own existence, and our own faculties in our primitive cognitions, and in human testimony, and is not invalidated thereby because this. faith, though unlike sense, perception, or logical deduction, is yet a cognitive act of the reason. Faith is the organ by which we apprehend what is be- yond our knowledge. God is the infinite and perfect spirit in whom all things have their source, sup- port, and end. The existence of God is a first truth, the knowledge of God's exist- ence is a rational intuition. Logically it precedes and conditions all observations and reasoning. A first truth is a. know- ledge which though developed upon occa- sion of observation and reflection, is not derived from observation and reflection- a knowledge which, on the contrary, has such logical priority that it must be as- sumed or supposed in order to make any observation or reflection possible. Coler- idge says, "We see before we know that we have eyes." But when once this is known we perceive that eyes must have pre-existed in order to enable us to see. First truths are those necessities of mind or form of thinking, which, though re- vealed to us by experience, must yet have pre-existed iru order to make experience possible. The vast majority of men have actually recognised the existence of a spiritual being or beings upon whom they were dependent. The lowest tribes have conscience, fear death, believe in witches, etc. Even the fetish worshipper, who calls the stone or the tree a God, shows that he has already the idea of God. We must not measure the ideas of the heathen by their capacity of expression any more than we should judge the child's belief in the existence of his father bv his success in drawing the father's picture. Livingstone said, "The existence of God and of a future life is everywhere recog- nised in Africa, where men are most desti- tute of any formulated knowledge of God." We do not judge of the oak by the stunted flowerless specimens on the edge of the Arctic circle. 0 Those individuals in heathen or Chris- tian lands who profess themselves to be without any knowledge of a spiritual power or powers above them, do yet in. direotly manifest the existence of such an idea in their minds, and its positive influence over them. Herbert Spencer himself affirms the existence of a "Power to which no limit in time or space is conceivable, of which all phenomena as presented in cttascious- nesa are manifestations." The intuition of God, though formally excluded, is im- plicitly contained in Spencer's system in the shape of "irresistible belief" in "absolute being." The great Atheist, Voltaire, prayed in an Alpine thunder storm. Shelley, the self-styled Atheist, loved to think of a fine intellectual spirit pervading the uni- verse. Renan trusts in goodness, de- signs, and ends. Again, men in virtue of their humanity, have a capacity for religion. This recognised capacity for re- ligion is proof that the idea of God is a necessary one. If the mind upon proper occasion did not evolve this idea there would be nothing in man to which re- ligion could appeal. In danger men in- stinctively cry tQ God for help, and in the command and reproaches of the moral nature the soul recognises a law-giver and judge, whose voice conscience merely echoes. A man who denies God's exist- ence must tacitly assume that existence, in his very argument by employing logical processes whose validity rests upon the fact of God's existence. Man's intellec- tual and moral nature must have had for its author an intellectual and moral being. Man as personality, has self con- sciousness, and self-determination in view of moral ends. The brute has in- telligence and will, but has neither self- consciousness, conscience, nor free-will. Man's moral nature proves the existence of a holy Law-giver and Judge. Conscience recognises the existence of a moral law .which htas supreme authority. This moral law, since it is not self-im- posed, and these threats of judgment, since they are not self-executing, respec- tively argue the existence of a holy will that imposed the law, and of a punitive power that will execute the threats of the moral nature. Conscience is the moral judiciary of the soul, not law or sheriff, but judge. Conscience, like the magnetic needle or ship compass, indicates the ex- istence of an unknown power, which from afar controls its vibrations, and in whose presence it trembles. Man's emotional and voluntary nature proves the existence of a being who can furnish in himself a satisfying object of human affections, and an. end which will call forth man's highest activities, and ensure its highest progress. Only a being of power, wisdom, holiness, and goodness can meet the demand of the human SOUD. Such a being must exist, otherwise man's greatest need would be unsupplied, and belief in a lie would be more productive of virtue than belief in the truth. Mr. Bennett has a mimd that cannot find God, and a heart that cannot do without him, or does he mean to infer there is an unknown power but that he does not know what name to apply to it? I am not writing with the confident idea of convincing Mr. Bennett. 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Large Discounts for Cash. t, J:3" A HANDSOME PRESENT given with every Furnishing order. All goods delivered free. Train fares allowed to purchasers of 10s. and upwards. Note Address: 2 & 3, Toiver Buildings, Glyngicyn St., Mountain Ash. PRINTING of every description neatly and promptly executed at the LEADER Office, at most moderate prices. HIS MAJESTY THE BABY Like a bad corn, is a bit of a trouble some time, but it's hard luck when that "some- time happens to come in the middle of the night. You mustn't blame the baby-it's not his fault-the chances are 100 to I that he's in mortal agony through some bowel de- rangement, or the Feverishness of Teetliing. or it may be Wind, Gripes, or Convulsions, but, whatever it is, don't have another broken night's rest when a 1/1i Bottle of 2 Joqes arid Sorts' RED DROPS will put the Baby's Bowels and Stomach in working order, and bring him back to his normal state. RED DROPS is a prepara- tion which can be given, according to directions to the youngest child, and many mothers keep it in the house in case of an emergency. Sold in bottles lIlt and 2/9 from the -t following agents:— ABERDARE-MR HARRIS, CHEMIST. MR EMRYS EVANS CHEMIST. Hirwain—Mrs W. A. George, chemist. Aberaman-Mr Jones, chemist. Mountain Ash—Mr Williams, chemist. Penrhiwceiber—Mr A. M. Jones, chemist. Abercynon-Mr W. G. Williams, chemist. Cilfynydd-Mr Dance, chemist. Llwynypia-Mr Richards, chemist. Pontypridd—From all chemists. Tonypandy—Mr Emrys Richards, chemist. 11 Mr Davies, chemist. Wholesale Agents London—Messrs San- ger and Co. Liverpool—Messrs Evans and Sons, Messrs Lescher and Webb. Or direct from the manufacturers on receipt of 15 stamps (1/3) post free. JONES & SONS, Cheniists, Llanidloes Pt Fortune waiting for you. In the most fortunate Payment of event you can win all prizes 600,000 marks is guaranteed say £ 30,000 by sterling. Government. 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