WILLIAMS &TSONS, Coach-Builders & Undertakers, « High Street, Aberdare, HAVE OPENED AN UNDERTAKING DEPARTMENT Under the Management of MR. J. B. EVANS, (Late of MESSRS. J. MORGAN & SONS). FUNERALS TO SUIT ALL CLASSES AT MODERATE PRICES. Modern Glass Hearses and Coaches Provided.
IN JUSTICE TO MR. S. HAWKINS. SIR,—The other day I came across a leaflet which had been circulated at the time of the Gadlys eleotion. This leaflet states that on the question of granting f?tra coal relief to the aged poor Mr. Haw- f*ns voted against the grant. This is untrue, Ior Mr. Hawkins not only supported the bran.t but also moved that a similar relief 6 given to pauper widows living in apart- ^snts. Seven years ago aged paupers deceived only 2s. per week and Is. 6d. per c«ild. A. committee was formed to amend °ntdoor relief regulations, and Mr. Hawkins Proposed that a Labour Member be placed S*1 that committee, namely Mr. Augustus ■Uavies. That committee decided that the paupers should henceforth receive 6d. each and the children 2s. each. This before one of Mr. Hawkins accusers done anything for the poor whom they n°w claim to be the sole champions of their
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Special Services. CALF ARIA BAPTIST CHURCH, ABERDARE. Special preaching services were held on Sunday and Monday last at Calfaria Bap- tist Church, Aberdare. On Sunday even- ing the spacious edifice was full. After the service had been introduced by the Rev. R. G. Roberts, Cefnmawr, the Rev. J. J. Evans, Rhydwilym, preached a very telling sermon on the words, "And Peter followed afar off." Peter, observed the preacher, was a most remarkable man. As a sailor on the sea of Galilee he cut a very sorry figure. Again in the prayer meeting on the Mount of Transfiguration he made a demonstration of his oddities. Peter had his failures, and the Holy Spirit had recorded them, not to reproach the sinner, but in order to demonstrate more clearly and conspicuously his good points. The preacher dwelt on the var- ious stations on Peter's journey to the terminus of the denial. The first was travelling from afar off. Peter had re- cently been very much to the fore. He had single-handed made a frontal attack on the whole army, when he was checked by his Master. This discouraged Peter, and he bashfully slunk to the rear, for fear of being detected as the one who had cut off the ear of one of the foes. In this he was resembled by many a church member who, troubled by the bit ter memory of some misdeed, had bee jum a follower from afar. Again Peter had been in the company of the enemy. Peter also had sat. by the fire, and bad become absorbed in the company of his Master's foes. The company commence:! cursing and swearing, and Peter joiuei: with them in their profane conversat'on. In this respect he was imitated by man,- in our days. Young men went to a foot- ball match, and in order to be even wit r their companions swore with them. But there was another aspect to Peter's char- acter. If he followed from afar on the day of Jesus's trial, he was the first to proceed towards Jesus's grave on the morn of the resurrection, and he would have been the first to reach the grave were it not that the shock of the denial had affected his high-strung nerves. Peter in his distant following should serve as a warning to us. Peter as the foremost runner was an object of emulation. The Rev. Peter Williams (Pedr Hir, followed Mr. Evans. He took as his text John i., 51, "Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God as- cending and descending upon the Son of Man." The first heading of Mr. Wil- lianls' sermon was The open heaven." It' was not the material heaven, he said. That was easily opened by the lightning, It was not the astronomer's heaven. That was opened by the telescope. It was the heaven in which was located the secrets of the Almighty. Here was kepT the sealed book which John had i vn. Now the book was unsealed, and heaven was opened, and its secrets revealed. Again heaven was open in respect of its happiness, and in respect of its powers. Man's trinity of faculties, his mind, his conscience, and his affection were ap- pealed to. Heaven having been opened, what was to be seen? The angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man. Not only was heaven open, but we would have the pleasure of seeing it open. Let the rays of the divine ;-un fall on the sensitive plate of our heart, and then we could apply our telescope to the heaven. The door of mercy was still open. Nathanael went to Jesus on the report of another, and was not disap- pointed. Let us also go to Jesus and we would find that the divine promise waul i be fulfilled to the utmost. There were large congregations throughout the services. The singing under the leadership of Mr. Daniej Griffiths was excellent. Mr. W. H. Per- kins presided at the organ.
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Godreaman. HEBRON.-On Sunday last the pulpit of the above church was occupied by the Rev. Evan Rees (Dyfed). The congrega- tion of Noddfa Independent Chapel also attended the services throughout the day, owing to the renovations and painting work which is being carried on at Nodd. fa. Mr. Rees took as his text on Sunday morning: "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt a.mong us full of grace and truth (John xiv., 1). He dwelt very fully and clearly upon the words, and the audience listened atten- tively throughout. Mr. Rees also preached to a very large congregation 111 the evening-
rl! on any mbjoct of pnblio interest Me invited. It should be understood 'a&t we do not necessarily agree with the "iaws expressed therein. Correspond- ents will oblige by writing on one aide of the paper, and must invariably en- close their names and addresses, not necessarily for publication, but at a •^i&rantee of good faith. NORTH VIEW TERRACE. —I have followed with interest the articles which appeared in your last two Issues concerning the above street. Al- though I find that the Rev. H. P. Jen- kins and the officials of Saron Church disclaim responsibility for the report ori- Smally published, I am bound to confess tIlat I fully agree with the comparison which was made by your correspondent. Or course, if a the members and officials of Saron are deeply grieved at the re- port," it is a matter for regret; but I fail to see why that should be the case. In fact, a tribute was paid to the church "t Saron when stating that they showed an enterprising spirit in establishing a mission at North View Terrace, and I annot see anything disparaging in such a statement as that. Surely they are not ashamed to own that they are rubbing shoulders with people who are less re- sectable than themselves, and who are in need of the Gospel as much as they are ? I have every respect for Mr. Jenkins as a Christian minister, but I cannot be- lieve that the visit which he paid to the houses at North View Terrace in com- pany with a young student, was sufficient for him to form a basis of opinion upon Personal character. That he was most kindly received by the people was not Efficient evidence of a state of para- dise," for they would have been very bar- tons, indeed, were they to disrespect the visit of a. minister. As he adopts a rnUd tone, however, I pass on to the 'Harks of one (or several may be) who p,igils himself as G.P.O." I do not know whether these letters that he is stationed at the a Gossip i Publishing Office," but if so, I will ac- cept his statements for what they are Worth. He is surprised that the leader should publish an U infamous observation" without first questioning its accuracy. It is evident that G.P.O. has not understood the use of figurative language, although he Has tried to see" and a look into it a,s much as he can. Why, no one need go further than Aber- all, and ask the testimony of people there, to become assured of the unfavour- able esteem in which North View Ter- race is held. He wants to know what are the other vices alluded to by your correspondent. Well, rowdyism. and un- cleanliness are some, and refusal to pay debts to tradesmen is another. Of course, it is not meant that all the in- habitants are the same; but because there may be one or two saints living there, it does not signify that the majority of them have a liking for re- ligion. And again, he asks whether the f drinking is so much more pronounced in North View Terrace than in other Places I say yes, and let him stay near the approach to North View on a pay Saturday nig'ht, and he will come to form the same opinion himself. He says further that ministers would tell the difference between the reception they got now and what it was a. few years back, hnt I should like if he could name me half-a-dozen ministers who pay regular visits to the place. I have no hesitation in saying that the scenes noticed at North View Terrace even lately approach the scenes which are witnessed at Green (, -re tfach; you can always rely upon finding hottles of beer being escorted home in time for consumption on the Sabbath, [-it conclusion, let me ask G.P.O. and <1.11 your readers not to be afraid to see tjle truth in print, as that will be the Only way to rouse us to a realization of the prevalence of a low state of living and morality.—Yours, etc., "Y GWIR YN ERBYN Y BYD."
cause. I am glad that the electors of the No. 4 Ward did not dance to the music played by some people from No. 2 Ward.— Yours, ELECTOR.
Bethania, Aberdare. SERMON BY THE REV. J. MORGAN JONES, CARDIFF. Ponderous and thoughtful in his demeanour, slow and deliberate in his speech, but with words that carry weight and indicate a reserve of suppressed enthusiasm, the Rev. J. M. Jones, Cardiff is a typical Calvinistic Methodist prea- cher. The rev. gentleman in his sermon at Bethania Chapel, Aberdare, on Sunday morning last took as his text the familiar words Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." These words, said the preacher, uttered by the Lord Jesus, proved that he was either a divine or a demented being. It was a great pre- sumption on the part of any human being to claim that he could give rest and ease to all who suffered from the pains and worries of this existence. But the Good Physician had a panacea for all the ills of life. Men often attributed their misery to circumstances, whereas the evil lay in man's own nature. It was just like the sick man who com- plained that his pillow was hot, whereas the fire was in his own impaired system. Many men suffered pain as the penalty of the indiscretion of youth. He (the preacher) would advise all young men to take care of their bodies. Jesus Christ had a remedy for a neglected body. He exercised a beneficial influence over our material temple, even while it crumbled in the dust, and on the resurrection morning it would re-appear in a more glorious 'form. They might think his hypothesis a strange one, but he had Scriptural authority for it. For instance it was said, His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust." Could it not be inferred from this passage that the body of the righteous, in accordance with the same law, was made glorious even in the grave ? Much was said about what was called the enthusiasm of humanity." This was a kind of affection which could be described as love in parcels." But the love of Christ was not parcelled or divided. It was limitless and applied to all objects and His remedies relieved all ills. The punishment of conscience was cruel. The penalty of the Jewish law did not exceed forty stripes, but the torture of conscience knew no bounds. However, Jesus could relieve us even from the torment of an outraged conscience.
Aberdare Trades Council. The above was held on Thursday, Mr, Thomas Hedge in the chair. Mr. E. Stonelake, the secretary, read a letter from the L.G. Board, stating the result of the recent enquiry conoerning the separation of the Union, and refusing to entertain Aberdare's application. One of the delegates present said that many were of the opinion with regard to the separa- tion fund raised by the Trades Council, that there would be a surplus in hand. The Secretary, however, stated that inasmuch as the enquiry had lasted a day more than was anticipated, far from there being a sur- plus in hand, some more money would be needed. Mr. Davies, assistant secretary of. the Aberdare I. L P., wrote stating that at their meeting a resolution was passed, protesting against the co-option of any member on the Aberdare Education Committee, or the Merthyr Board of Guardians, and asking the labour members to oppose any such movement by either of these bodies. It was decided, after some discussion, to request their representatives to act accord- ing to the resolution embodied in the letter. It was decided "That all appeals for financial assistance, approved by this Coun- cil be voluntarily supported by the affilia- ted societies, the monies to be sent through the Trades Council."
Eisteddfod at Roberts- town. A successful Eisteddfod was held at Salem Welsh Congregational Chapel, Robertstown, on Monday evening. Mr. Og'wen Williams, County. School, pre- sided. The adjudicators were :-Mr. R. Hopkin, A.C., Aberdare; Mr. John Wal- ters, Abernant; accompanist, Miss S. Bowen, Robertstown. Awards:-—Recita- tion, children, 1, Eleanor Williams, Tre- cynon; 2, Harriet Forey. Soprano, solo, E. Mills, Aberaman. Prize bags, divided between Bsther Richards and M. John. Juvenile choirs, Trecynon Music Lovers (conductor, Mr. T. J. Stephens). Bass solo., Mr. W. J. Rowlands, Llwydooed, and Mr. D. Howells, Robertstown, equal. Chief choral, Robertstown Choir, con- ducted by Mr. W. T. Williams. Duet, Messrs. D. Howels and W. Llewelyn, Tenor solo, Mr. Sam Barber, Trecynon. Recitation for adults, Mr. Hy. Williams, Cwmbach. A vote of thanks, proposed by Mr. J. Thomas, and Iseconded by Mr. R. Wigley, was accorded to the officials of the Eisteddfod. The Secretary and Treasurer were Messrs. W. T. William- and J. Davies respectively. The prize bags were adjudicated by Miss Ei. L. Ea- wards and Miss Anne Forey. Mr. R. Hopkins gave an opening solo.
The War Office has decided to readmit Chicago tinned meat as food. for the British Army. That decision brings us a step nearer to compulsory service.— "London Opinion."
Aberdare Police Court. TUESDA Y.-Before Messrs D. P. Davies, D. W. Jones. Dr. Davies, and Dr. Joiie, WANTED TO BE LOCKED UP. Sarah Owen was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Hirwain. P.C Lewis .said that defendant was cursing and swearing, and causing a great dis- turbance. She insisted upon being locked up, and eventually her request was com- plied with.—Fined 5s. and costs. "THE TRUTH WILL STAND." .James Morgan was charged at the in- stance of P.C. David Thomas with being drunk and disorderly in Ynyslwyd, Aber- aman. The constable said that defend- ant had been turned out of the Blaen- gwawr Inn for making a row.—Inspector David corroborated.—Defendant's story was that he merely advised the landlord ot the Blaengwawr not to supply a cer- tain drunken person with drink, and the landlord told him not to interfere with his customers. Y gwir a saif hvd ddydd y farn" (The truth will stand unto the day of judgment) were the woras with which Morgan clinched his defence,—The judgment of the Aberdare Bench decreed that defendant should pay 10s. and costs there and then. CHIMNEY FIRE. Arthur Andrews was summoned for allowing the chimney of his house to take fire-—Fined 2s. 6d. including costs. FAMILY DESERTER. James Pingree was charged with run- ning away and leaving his wife and child chargeable to the Merthyr Union. Sent to prison for a month. THEFT OF ORANGES. Wm. Donnelly (13), and Evan John Jerman were charged with stealing oranges, the property of the G.W.R. Co. —Albert Jones, fruiterer, Bute-street, Aberdare, said that on Wednesday, March 13, he received a consignment of oranges by the (x.W.R,. He left some cases in the station at Aberdare, intend- ing to take them away afterwards. The cases were all in perfect condition. Sub- sequently he found that a sheet which covered the cases had been removed, and the cases were broken into. He identi- fied the oranges produced in court as the ones he lost.—Edgar James (17) said that on March 17th he, in the comnanv of Herbert Lewis, went to the G-AV.R. Stables to take a key there. He noticed Donnelly coming from a truck with a bag in his hand. He went out to the Tramway, where he was joined by the other boy, Jerman. He saw both eating oranges.—Ed. Herbert Lewis confirmed the evidence of the last witness.—Ernest Townsend, a detective in the employ of the G.W.B., said that on Tuesday, March ICth, he saw Donnelly and Jennan. They denied having taken any oranges, only damaged apples.-Both boys pleaded guilty, and were sentenced to rece-'ve 6 strokes, Mr. D. P. Davies remarking that if they came again before the Bench on a similar charge they would be sent away for three years. DRUNK IN CHARGE OF HORSES. Edward Morgan was charged with being drunk in the charge of two horses attached to a paraffin cai-t,P.C. Welsby gave evidence.—Fined 20s. and costs. ABERDARE ASSAULT. Wm. Williams, 36, Tudor-terrace, Aberdare, was summoned for assaulting Benjamin Ellis.—Ellis said that defend- ant challenged him to fight, and eventu- ally struck him.—Inspector David said that complainant came to the police station and made a complaint. He was bleeding from the mouth.—Mrs. M. A. Williams testified to seeing the two men scuffling together. Williams knocked the. other man's hat off. It occurred in front of the Boot Hotel.—Defendant was fined 10s. and costs. HIRWAIN ASSAULT. Mary Anne Bebb charged David Leon- ard with assaulting her. Mr. W. R. Edwards appeared for com- plainant. David Bebb stated he lived at 5, Gam- blyn-terrace, Hirwain. Leonard had lodged with him, and was given notice to leave. Witness refused to allow them to remove the furniture until they paid the rent owing to him. Defendant then took some chairs out, saving, "There's No. 1 out. No. 2 will follow," referring to the chairs. Witness then went out. Subse- quently he heard his wife crying inside, You coward, hitting a woman." Wit- ness fetched P.C. Lewis. His wife had been badly bruised on the shoulder, back, and other parts of the body. Mrs. Bebb said that on March 25th de- fendant slapped her on the face, knocked her on the back, and spat in her face. Defendant said that Mrs. Bebb deliber- ately ran up against him with great vio- lence. She was pushed by her husband. He did not strike her at all- P.C. Lewis stated that on the night in question he was fetched to complainant's house. He spoke to Leonard, who denied striking Mrs. Bebb, but admitted the spitting. Defendant held that he was simply trying to spit some feathers out of his mouth. Dr. 1. G. Thomas, Hirwain, described the bruises inflicted on Mrs. Bebb. She was in a, delicate state of health. Defendant said he had endeavoured to get a house after receiving a notice from complainant, but failed to get one. j\ quarrel ensued between him and his landlord, which culminated in a scuffle. Mrs. Bebb had called him by some filthy names. She accuses me of starving my children," said defendant, "but this is no proof of that," said he, holding up a fine looking child to show to the Bencii.- Defendant was fined 10s. and costs. LOT IN TROUBLE AGAIN Lodwick (alias Lot) Lake once more ap- peared in court on a charge of drunken- ness.—P.C. Arch gave evidence, stating that Lake had challenged him to fight. Lake denied the challenge, and said he was talking about voting. He had not been drunk since he came from jail. Evidently they wanted to send him back there.—Mr. D. P. Davies said that de- fendant would be let off with a fine of 10s. and cosf?.—Lake: Will you give me time to pay ?—Mr. Davies: Arrange with the police.-I,ake: No, sir, I want your opinion, or they may send me down.— The Bench, having consulted Inspector David, then agreed to give Lake time to pay. SCHOOL ABSENTEES. The following were fined for not send- ing their children to school: Henry Richards, Thos. H. Jones, John Davies, Frederick Watts, John Davies, and Gomer Griffiths. DRUNKS. James Morris, Evan Edwards, Isaac Davies, George Aldons, and Robert John Jones, 15s. and costs each. Thos. Game, Frederick Day, and John Davies 10s. and costs each; John Lewis, 5s. and costs.
Death of Mr. T. Thomas, Tynywern. On Friday evening, at the residence of his so^-in-law, the Rev. J. Grawys Jones, Bryngafel, Trecynon, Mr. T. Thomas, of Ty'nywern, passed away after only a few days' illness. The deceased gentleman, who was 76 years of age, was born at Dyffryn Farm, Nantgarw, February 9th, 1831, and spent practically the whole of his life at Dyffryn and the adjoining farm, Ty'nywern. His parents were members of the historic Congregational Church of Groeswen, and Mr. Thomas was received into membership during the ministry of the Rev. Moses Rees. The next minister was the Rev. W. Williams (Caledfryn), the remarkable bard, critic, and preacher. The friendship between Caledfryn and Mr. Thomas was exceed- ingly close, and when Caledfryn lay on his deathbed Mr. Thomas held his hand when he died. The ministers who fol- lowed at Groeswen-the late Rev. W. Nicholson and the present minister (Rev. Tawelfryn Thomas)—found in Mr. Thomas a gentleman and a true Christ- ian friend. His services to his denomination out- side his church were varied. He was the treasurer of the East Glamorgan quar- terly meeting for many years, as well as of the Glamorganshire County Associ- ation. He was a member of the com- mittee of the Welsh Congregational Union, and presided at many of the com- mittee meetings of the Union. He was a member of the comfnittee of the Brecon Memorial College, and of that of the Car- marthen Presbyterian College. On his resignation of the post of treasurer of the County Association he was tire recip- ient of a handsome album address con- taining his photograph and that of Ty'n- vwern and the officers and ministers in the connexion. He took a keen interest in education, and was the prime mover in the erection of the first British School in the Parish of Eglwysjian; in fact, he collected more than three-fourths of the money needed for its erection. The first School Board in his district was elected in May, 1871, and Mr. Thomas was elected first secretary of the board, a position which he held until the passing of the Education Act of 1902. He was also for some 40 years assistant overseer for the parish of Eglwysilan, and the esteem in which he was held was shown when he left Ty'nywern for Aber- dare, for the presentation meeting in his honour was attended by nearly all the leading members of the denomination in the district and other citizens of all shades of politics. He married Miss Sarah Rowlands, The Angel, Furnace, Caerphilly, who died, leaving a son and a daughter, the former being' Dr. T. W. Thomas, of Caerphilly, medical officer of health, and the latter the wife of the Rev. J. Grawys Jones, Ebenezer, Trecynon, with whom the de- ceased gentleman resided since his re- moval from Ty'nyw-ern. His second wife was Miss Anne Morgan, a native of St. Nicholas, in the Vale of Glamorgan, who pre-deceased him in July, 1902. The late gentleman was greatly at- tached to the patriot-preacher, leuan Gwynedd. The remains of leuan have mingled with the earth of Groeswen graveyard for over 40 years. During the whole of that time his grave in this famous Machpelah of Independia has been trimmed and kept in good order by the instructions and at the expense of Mr. Thomas. He was also a litterateur of no mean ability. He was a frequent contributor to Welsh periodicals. He wrote the history of Groeswen Church, and his contributions on The Celebri- ties of Eglwysilan" are literary trea- sures. We extend our most hearty sympathy to the sorrowing children.
A Sad Death. THE REV. JAMES JONES, FOCHRIW. The death is announced of the Rev. James Jones, Congregational minister, Fochriw, which took place after a brief illness, on Thursday morning at his resi- dence, Bryngolau. He was a native of Llangeler. Born in 1865, he spent his early years at that place until he was invited by the Congregational Church, Saron, Llangeler, to enter the ministry. This he did at the early age of 15. He was educated at the Grammar School, Llandyssul, and the Presbyterian Col- lege, Carmarthen; and at the completion of his college course he accepted a unani- mous invitation to the pastorate of Car- mel Congregational Church, Fochriw, and was ordained to the full work of the min- istry at this place in November, 1885. His death will be deeply felt. In the year 1903 he was appointed chairman of the North Glamorgan Congregational Union. He was a member of the late Gelligaer School Board, and for the last three years had been chairman of the Gelligaer group of school managers. A sad feature of his death is that only three weeks ago he was married to Miss Edith Cole, Fochriw, at Soar Congrega- tional Chapel, Merthyr, and had only returned the day previous to his demise from Bournemouth, where the honey- moon was spent. Great sympathy is felt for the young widow and members of the family. Mr. Jones, who was a brother to Mr. S. Jones, Commerce House, Aberdare, was well known here. At the recent an- niversary services held at Siloa, the late Mr. Jones was one of the officiating min- isters, and preached with great effect.
The New Theology. In another column appears an adver- tisement of a sermon to be delivered to- morrow (Friday) evening by the Rev. Joseph Wood, M.A., of Birmingham. His subject will be The New Theology and the Old Religion. In view of the tremendous interest taken in the New Theology question, there ought to be a good audience. The service will be held at Highland Place Church, Monk-street -h Aberdare, at 8 p.m. M--
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Pit Carpenter's Death. FELL FROM OFF THE CAGE. An inquest was held at the Castle hotel, Cwmdare, on Saturday, before Mr. R. J. Rhys, coroner, concerning the death of Thomas Reynolds. Mr. Trump, H.M. Inspector of Mines, watched the proceedings on behalf of the Home Office. Mr. W. Thomas, solicitor, appeared on behalf of Mr. Enlich Jenkins, on the instruction of the Wind- ing Enginemen's Association. Mr. D. P. Thomas, Penrhiwceiber, representative of the Association, was also present. Mr. C. B. Stanton watched the pro- ceedings for the Federation. Walter Reynolds gave evidence of identification. Deceased was his father, and lived at 11 Bwllfa terrace. He was 56 years of age, and was employed as pit carpenter at Nantmelyn colliery. He met with an accident on Saturday, March 29th, from the effects of which he died on the following Tuesday. He was con- scious all the time. The injuries sus- tained were on the head. John Evans, a flueman, said that he was down the pit at 2-15 on Saturday the 29th. He was attracted to the bot- tom of the shaft by an unusual bump of the cage. On the ground alongside the cage, he saw the deceased lying. Witness called for assistance. Deceased uttered a few words when he came to the surface. Edward Richards, a winding engine. man at the colliery, stated that on the Saturday in question, he went off duty about two o'clock. Before leaving off, he bad let the deceased down on the top of the cage to the middle lift. Witness told Jenkins, the enginedriver, that he was relieving him, and that the deceased was down on the cage in the middle lift. When witness was on the point of leaving, Jenkins received a signal to lower the cage. He was also present when the accident oecurred. There were two brakes on the engine, both of which were in good working order on the day in question. Thomas Simlet, a banksman, said he came on duty at 6 o'clock that morning. He was also on duty when the accident happened. He received a signal by word of mouth from the deceased to lower the cage, which he (witness) con- veyed to the enginedriver. After the cage was lowered, he was not aware that anything had happened, but he no- ticed that the up cage had gone up 2ft. 6ins. over the ordinary mark, Enlich Jenkins, enginedriver, said he relieved Edwards at about 2 p.m. on the Saturday. He was told by Edwards that the deceased man was down on the cage in the middle lift. He (witness) could see this for himself by the indicator. He had been driver at the pit for about 25 years. In reply to the Coroner, witness said that the standard pressure of steam was 601bs., but on that particular day it only amounted to 401bs. He received a sig- nal from the banksman to lower the cage, and he did so, but in so doing he missed a revolution, thereby causing the cage to reach the bottom too fast. He realised his mistake before the cage touched the bottom, and he did all in his power to prevent an accident, by applying the brakes and shutting off steam. He was of opinion that if there was a pres- sure of 601bs. of steam, the accident could have been prevented. As to having missed a revolution, witness could give no account how it happened. Henry Williams, mechanic, stated that the cage was square on the top. The pit was 173 yards deep, the middle lift being about 85 yards. In addressing the jury, the Coroner said that there could be no doubt as to how the poor fellow met with the acci- dent. The cage receiving a jerk at the bottom, the bridle chain must have caught deceased on the head. Jenkins had, no doubt, made a mistake, and it was only fair to say that he had not tried to shield himself, but had told the court everything that happened. After a few minutes' retirement the jury, of which Mr. Edward Howells was the foreman, returned a verdict of Accidental death," adding that there was no one to blame.
Cwmbach. POLICE CT--IANGE.-P.C. Mitchell has been transferred from the staff of police at Aberdare to Cwmbach. Mr. Mitchell is a genial officer, and carries with him the best wishes of his many friends. CARMEL.—On Good Friday evening a lantern lecture was delivered at the above schoolroom, under the auspices of Carmel Sunday School. The chairman was Mr. John Daniel, and the lecturer was Mr. D. C. Lewis, while the lan- tern was manipulated by Mr. John Hughes. The subject taken was a In His Steps," being an illustrated lecture, de- picting scenes in that memorable work of Mr. C. M. Sheldon, the famous American author. The important characters in the book were vividly shown upon the screen, and at various intervals the fol- lowing persons rendered suitable solos for the occasion:—Miss Maggie Daniel, Saviour, I follow on"; Anywhere with Jesus," Miss Mary Jane Thomas; Must Jesus bear the cross alone," Miss Charlotte Parker. A quartette composed of Messrs. John Daniel and Francis Davies and Misses Maggie Daniel and Mary Jane Thomas, also gave a sweet rendering of the quartette, I surrender all." The schoolroom was full right to the doors, and everyone appreciated the simple and clear manner in which the narrative was related by the lecturer, Mr. D. C. Lewis. The Rev. D. M. Davies spoke a few encouraging words, and votes of thanks to all concerned wer,, passed with acclamation.
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