Services for Sunday Next. Tabernacle Cong, church. Aberdare. Services at 11 and 6. Sunday School at 2.30. Preacher, Rev, J. M. Jones. M.A., (pastor.) IGHLAND Place Unitarian Church JLJL Aberdare. Services at 11 and 6. Sunday School, 2.30.-Preacher, Rev. M. Evans, pastor.
Hirwain. QUARTERLY MEETING.—The quar- terly meeting in connection, with Ramoth Sunday School was held on Sunday even- ing, under the presidency of Mr. Levi Thomas, Berthlwyd Cottage, who at the opening gave a brief and encouraging ad- dress to the scholars*. The meeting wa,s opened by reading a portion of Scripture by Mr. J. Evans, followed by a fervent prayer by Mr. Thos. Jones, after which the following' programme was gone through ;-Chorus by the Band of Hope,, under the leadership of Mr. James Mor- gan. Solo, Mr. Willie Jones. Reading, Mr. Henry Llewellyn. Duet, Master "Willie Evans and Alex Davies. Reeit, Thomas Edwards. Solo, Mr. W. Minett, Aberdare. Chorus, Band of Hope. Solo" Miss M. Moseley. Quartette, Mr. D. Thomas and friends. Duet, Me-ssrs. D. Thomas and Tom Edwards. During the meeting certificates were also presented t.) the various scholars who had been successful at the recent Sunday School Examination. A hymn having been sung by the Band of Hope, and prayer offered by Mr. Owen George, a most pleasant meeting terminated.
Llwydcoed. SOAR. Special preaching services were held at Soar Baptist Chapel on Sunday and Monday last. Telling ser- mons were preached by the Revs G. Griffiths, Rhymney, and Hugh Jones, Llanelly. MORIAH.—Moriah Calvinistic Meth- odist Church retains its enviable reputa- tion for generous giving in the cause of religion. In connection with the recent anniversary services the magnificent sum of £39 5s was contributed to the church funds.
Tnecynon. ENGLISH WESLEYAN.—On Sunday special services were held at the Eng- lish Wesl-evan Chapel, when the Rev. W. Calvert, the newly-appointed circuit min- ister, preached appreciative sermons. On Monday afternoon tea was provided, the following ladies rendering valuable services:—Mrs. Cousins, Mrsk Thomas, Mrs. Pritchard, Mrs. Todd, Mrs. Kevill, Mrs. Davey, Miss Williams, Mrs. Gibbs, and Mrs. Jones. Mr Cousins brewed the tea. In the evening a concert was held, under the presidency of Mr J. P. Morris, Cwmdare. The following programme was gone through: Pianoforte solos, Master J. T. Williams. Solo, Miss H. Thomas. Solo, "Y deryn pur," Miss Katie Rees. Solo, Flee a.s a bird," Miss M. Phillips. Quartet, Miss Maggie Wil- liams, Messrs. John Arnold, W. Nor- wood, and Fred V. Pritchard. Solo, He knows." Mists Maud Stephens. An ap- propriate address by the Rev. W. Cal- vert. Solo, When the heart is young," Miss Lewis. Recitation, An old fa-ble," Mr. Frank Pritchard. Solo, Miss Kate Rees. The Rev. A. H. Smith, the other newly-appointed circuit minister, now gave, an address. He said he was much struck by the brotherly spirit mani- fested in the circuit. Someone had re- marked that an evangelical revival was needed in the pulpit. But every revival must commence in the pew and the home. Mr. Smith then addressed the boys and girls, and assured them that he was at their service. On the proposition of Mr J. R. Arnold, seconded by Mr. W. Rees, a. cordial vote of thanks was extended to the ladies who had worked with the tea and to the artistes. Miss C. Arnold and Miss Beddoe, Abernant, accompanied during the evening.
Aberdare. NOTICE,—Practices of the Meibion Dar Male voice Party will be resumed on Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Market, when all members are requested to be present.—SECRETARY. B.W.T.A.—The annual meeting of the above will be postponed for a month. Further notice will appear. FOOTBALL (Soccer).—After a season's ie.st. Soccer, the favourite winter pastime of Aberdare, will be resumed in earnest on Saturday, when the final trial will take place on the New Athletic Grounds. Mr. Tom D. Jones (who has been ap- pointed secretary until the annual meet- ing which takes place on Friday evening at the Court Room at 8 o'clock) has favoured me with the following list of players who will take part in the trial: Goalkeepers: Brownville (Birmingham City) and Bankes (West Bromwich Al- bion Reserves); fullbacks, W. Boulton (Staple Hill), Nash (Newport), Goodwin Burton), and Taylor (Bristol); three- quarter backs, Askett (Wrexham), Sam Parker (Aberdare), Fred Griffiths (Share- hampton), Aitken, Will Rooke, and Mar- tin; forwards, Tom Daniel Jones, Yank Powell, Jack Rooke, W. Smith (Share- hampton), J. Holland, H. Wild (Rother- am), Parkes (Stourbridge), D. E. Price (Aberystwyth), and two others.—Specta- tor. Aberdare. L WEDDING.—On Monday last a very pretty wedding took place at Siloa Con- gregational Chapel, Aberdare, the con- tracting parties being Miss Lettie Phil- lips. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Phillips, of Tudor-terrace, and Mr. Sam Barber, the celebrated tenor singer, of Frederick-street, Trecyncn. The officiat- ing minister1 was the, Rev. D. Silyn Evans. The- bride (who was formerly a teacher at the Park Schools and was very popular) was dressed in biscuit silk crepe-de-chene, with a beautiful cream 'hat to match, and was given away by her father. Misses Annie and Lydia Phillips, sisters of the bride, were the bridesmaids, and were very prettily dressed in pale blue voile with large white picture hats to match. A feature of the wedding was the bride's little niec-e. Miss Weavy Lloyd, who wore a pale blue silk frock with a small white felt mushroom hat to match. The bridegroom was attended by his brother, Mr. W. D. Barber, who, acted as best man. Included in the wedding party was the Misses Emma and Beatrice Stub- bings, cousins of the bride; Mr. Tom. Phillips and Mr. J. D. Phillips, brothers. of the bride; Miss Edith Jones, Cwm- dare, cousin qf bridegroom, and Mr. J. Barber, brother of bridegroom. The wedding breakfast was partaken of at the bride's parents' house, after which the happv couple left for their honey- moon. There was much rejoicing at the Gadlys. The wedding presents were r.umerous and costly. MR. & MRS. CLAYTON HONOURED. —A large crowd of people occupied the Memorial Hall, Aberdare, on Wednesday evening, to bid good-bye, and to present various articles to Mr. and Mrs. Armel Clayton. Mr. Clayton has been responsi- ble for the Church Mission work in Aberdare for the past 18 years, and it is admitted on all hands that he has per- formed the task most thoroughly and con- scientiously. Mr. Thos. Lloyd, grocer, occupied the chair, and among those pres- pnt were Rev. J. P. Grimths (Vicar of Pontvpridd), Messrs. C. R. Vicary, Wm. Navies, J. Theo Thomas, J. Williams, J., Lewis, G. Lee, J. Jones, H. Ham, W Wnght, Mr. and Mrs. Grainger, Mr. and Mrs. F. Twissell, Mr. D. F. Tasker, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent, Mrs. J. H. Powell (Danygraig), Miss Annie I'homas (Oakhill), etc. A miscellaneous programme of songs, etc., was gone through prior to the. presentation. Songs were given hy lr, Charlie Rees, Mr. Tom Powell, and others, and a duet bv Mrs. Hale, Robertstown, and Mrs. Thomas, Abernant. Mrs. Powell, Danvgraig, first presented Mr. Clayton with a purse of gold, and in a brief, neat speech, ex- pressed her pleasure that his services were being recognised, and wished him every success at Rochdale. (Applause.) —Miss Annie Thomas, Oakhill, next pre- sented Mrs. Clayton with a beautiful tea: and coffee service. Miss Thomas said she had great pleasure in taking part in that meeting. She had been associated with Mr. Clayton in his work for 14 years, ,go she had a very good idea, of what that work was. She was glad that he was going to a larger and more, import- ant sphere of labour at Rochdale, but they all felt sorry at Aberdare to lo-e Mr. and Mrs. Clayton. She wished them both every success. (Applause.)—The next gift was a, beautifully framed illum- inated address, couched in eloquent terms expressing admiration of the services of Mr. Clayton and how those services had been appreciated by the Parishioners. There were four insets en the address— photos of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton, the Me- morial Ha1!, and St. John's Parish Church. Mr. T. Lloyd read the address, and in presenting it to MT, Clayton, sai 1 that the latter had carried out his duties without fear or favour. They all de plored their departure, but they knew that Mr. and Mrs. Clayton would con- tinue their good work at Rochdale.—In reply, Mr. Clayton said he appreciated their kindness, kindness shown not only that evening, but during the whole i-iiii,, he had been amongst them. The work he was engaged in was not easy by any moans, but it had been a, happy work—• time spent for God. with God, and with those who wanted to love. God.—Mr. J. Bosher, on behalf of a few Noncorfform- ist friends, presented Mr. Clayton with a beautiful gold cross suitably inscribed, and Mrs. Clayton with an elegant gold brooch. Mr. Bosher, in making the pre- sentation, read a few verses composed by himself.—The next present -was a Bible presented to Mr. Clayton -by little Jessie Morgan, Robertstown.—Joseph Jones, on behalf of friends in Green-street, handed to Mr. Clayton a silver-mounted walk- ing stick, inscribed, and to Mrs. Clayton a piece of ef-iina.-Speo.,?Iies were after- wards given by the Vicar of Pontypridd, Mr. C. R Vicary, Mr. John Davies, Rev. W. Herbert Jones, Mr. Edwin Morgan, Robertstown, and Mr. J. Theo. Thomas.
Cwmbach. DEATH.—We regret to record the death of Mrs. Gwen Hughes, wife of Mr. .John Hughes, Pantyblodau, which oc- curred on Monday last. The deceased was a native of Trecynon, and was well known in church circles at Ebenezer Welsh Congregational Church there. She had also taken a,n active part in all religious iservices since residing in Cwm- bach, and was a very faithful end ac- complished teacher in the Sunday School. The funeral takes place this (Thursday) afternoon. FUNERAL.—On Monday last the fun- eral of Mrs. Esther Lewis, aged 49, the wife of Mr. Wm. Lewis, Blaennanty- gt oes-road, took place at the Aberdare Cemetery. She had died rather sudden- ly, having been present at a prayer meet- ing at Ynyscynon on the Wednesday evening prior to her death. The burial service was conducted by the Rev. D. M. Davies, pastor of Bryn Seion. The mourners were: Mr W. Lewis, husband; Miss Sarah Lewis, daughter, Mrs. Rosser, mother, Messrs. Samuel and Thos. Lewis (sons), Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis, son and daughter-in-law; Mrs. Lewis, sister; Mrs. Margt. Davies, sister-in-law; Mrs. Mordecai Walters, sister; Mrs. Prother- oe, sister-in-law; Mrs. Davies, sister-in- law; Messrs. John Protheroe and Wm. Rosser, step brothers; Messrs. Thomas Williams, Edward Lewis, Mordecai Walters, Morgan Davies, Gilbert Davies, Peter Williams, Thomas Lewis, and John Davies, cousins; Miss Margaret Ann Davies and Mrs. Williams, nieces; Misses K. Davies, Mary Lewis, Emma Lewis, and — Protheroe (nieces). We extend our sympathy to the family in their sad bereavement.
Aberaman. Bradbury's and Jones' Sewing Machines are the Two Best English-Make for Dressmakers, Tailors, and Boot Repair- ers. Dealers: J. Bugler and Son, Cardiff- road, Aberdare. Huge discount for cash. FUNERAL,-On Saturday afternoon the funeral of Miss Henrietta Vaughan, Llanthewy-street, took place at Aberdare Public Cemetery. Deceased was but 18 years of age. The burial obsequies at the house and graveside were conducted by Mr William Llewellyn, the lay pre- cher at the Primitive Methodist Church Aberaman. OUTING.—On Monday last a special treat was given to the children connected with Saron Boys' Choir, who acquitted themselves so well at the concert re- ported in our columns last week. A journey by brake was given them as far as Penderyn, where they had splendid opportunities of enjoying a pleasant day. They were accompanied by Mr. Jonah Rees, the secretary of the choir; Mr. Rees James, and a number of other adults who superintended matters dur- ing the journey. When they alighted at their destination a chorus was rendered by the choir en masse, and the chorus, Hail, merry, merry play-time, hail," was also rendered at the commencement of the return journey. LUNCHEON.—On Tuesday sen-night a. splendid cold luncheon wa,s held at the Temple Bar, under the auspices of the Aberaman Pigeon Club. Host and Host-1 ess J. Williams had prepared, an excel- lent repast. After the luncheon a con- vivial meeting was held, which was pre- sided over by Mr. D. J.'Thomas. D.C. The following gentlemen took part in contributing to the harmony of the even- ing: Messrs. Tim Henebury, Harry Baker. Stock, and Ted Hoggins, and a number of others with comic songs, which were quite delightful to the audience. The song by Mr. Stock, entitled, The hungry man from Atichoil," was particu- larly good and,cr,eated unbounded laugh- ter. The sentimental songs rendered by Messrs. Fred Bishop, William. J. Grif- fiths, and Daniel Davies, were also very pleasant, and were much appreciated. Speeches had been made at various in- tervals by the chairman and Mr. David Hoare, dealing upbn the aims and ad- vantages of the club. The accompanists for the evening were Messrs. Harry Baker and Ted Higgins, and they per- formed their work admirably through- out. At the close a hearty vote of thanks was proposed to Host and Hostess, Wil- liams for the manner in which they had catered, and Mr. Williams then re- sponded in a neat little speech. FUNERAL.—It was with deep sorrow that the news of the death of Mr. Morris Thomas, 16. Gwawr-street," was heard by the people throughout the locality. The deceased was a quiet and most amiable person, and was respected by all who knew him. He was 40 years of age, and his wife had pre-deceased him about two vears ago, leaving an only daughter named Margaret Ann, who is now about 17 yeai £ of age. A large concourse of people met to attend his funeral on Monday last, which showed that he was held in high esteem. A short service was held at the house, the Rev. H. P. Jen- kins, pastor Saron Cong. Church (where deceased attended), reading a por- tion of Scripture, and the Rev. R. E. Williams, Twrfab, Ynyslwyd, offering up prayer. The service at the graveside v-as conducted by the Rev. H. P. Jenkins. The following were the mourners-, David Thomas, Login, Pembrokeshire, brother; Miss Beatrice Thomas and Mrs. Gomer Jones, nieces; Miss Margt. Ann Thomas, daughter; Mr. and Mrs. G. Thomas, Woodland-terrace, brother; JV! isses Beatrice and Esther Thomas, nieces; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas John Owen, niece and nephew-in-law; Mr. and Mrs Theophilus Thomas, Cardiff-road, brother; Mr. John Thomas, Isewport, and Mr. Wiq. Idris Thomas, nephews; Mrs. Mary Morgan, sister; and Miss Phoeoe Morgan, niece; Mr. and Mrs. James Phillips, and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hoare. nieces and nephews-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Knight, brother and sister-in-law; Misses Maggie and Lizzie Mary Knight, nieces; Mr. John Phillips and Mrs. Sarah Phillips, brother and sister-in-law; Miss Margaret Jane Phil- lips, niece. A beautiful wreath had been sent by the deceased's fellow-workers at the pit-top of Aberaman Colliery, where he was employed as a carpenter for m&nv years.
Godreaman. FUNERAL.—On Mondav afternoon the funeral of Miss Elizabeth Thomas, 9, Duffryn-street, who was but 17 years of age, took place at the Aberdare Public Cemetery. The deceased was a faithful member of Noddfa Welsh Congregational Church, and was a talented young" singer who always took part in every musical service connected with the church. She took the part of a Jewish maiden in the cantata, Belshazzar's Feast," held re- cently, and was supposed to have taken part in the children's cantata which is now being prepared by the choir as well. Death, however, placed its hand gently upon her, and a large circle of acquaint- ances is left to regret her departure. The officiating minister at the burial service was the Rev. T. Thomas, pastor of Nodd- fa, assisted by the Rev. H. A. Davies, pastor of Moriah Aman Congregational Church; Cwmaman. The Noddfa Choir, under the conductorship of Mr. Thomas Morris, was also present, and the follow- ing hymn-tunes were simp; en route to the cemetery: "Talsarn," "Lausanne," "Alexander." "Llydaw," and a B-dd cenu yn y nefoedd." The following were the mourners:—John Thomas, William Thomas, and Thomas Thomas, brothers; Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Thomas and family. Belmont-terrace, uncle; Mr. Samuel Thomas and family, uncle; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Thomas, uncle, and family; Mr. and Mi's. Daniel Davies and family, uncle; Mr. and Mrs. David Abraham, cousins, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Morris, second cousins. Five beautiful wreaths had been received from the fol- lowing:—Miss Annie Williams, Wocd- land-terrarce, deceased's companion; Mi John James, Forge-row; Mrs. Reynolds, Godreaman-street; the Sisters of Nodd- fa Sunday School, and a neighbour. The three brothers, John, William, and Thos. Thomas, are now left without father or mother or sister to look after their home, and the blow will doubtlessly be felt very keenly by them.
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Mountain Ash. INTERMENT.—The remains of the late Mr. William Harris, of 6, C'lhaul- terrace, were interred at Caegarw Ceme- tery on Monday last. The deceased, who was 61 years of age, was well known and highly respected in the locality. A large gathering of relatives and friends at- tended the funeral. The Rev. A. Chap- man officiated at the graveside. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. T. G. Heal. OBITUARY.—Last Saturday afternoon the mortal remains of Mrs. Sarah S'n- kins, of 72, Duffryn-street, were interred at Caegarw Cemetery. The deceased lady was 42 years of age, and passed away after a very long and painful ill- ness. The cortege left Duffryn-street, and wended its way to the English Wes- levan Church, where the deceased had been an ardent worshipper. A short ser- vice was conducted there by the Rev. E. Smith, pastor of the church, assisted by two local preachers, Messrs. Enos Brooks and John Bailey. Afterwards the re- mains were carried to their last resting place. A large gathering of relatives and friends attended the funeral. The de- ceased was well known and highly re- spected in the neighbourhood. Great sympathy is felt for the family in their sad bereavement. The funeral arrange- ments were carried out by Mr. T. G. HeaL
Penrhiwceiber. KEEP MOVING with the times. Put that old-fashioned ooat on one side, it is completely out of date. Tom Davies will measure you for an up-to-date. The address is Commercial-street, Mountain Ash. PEDESTRIANISM.—Mr. Bertie Mor- gan, of Penrhiwceiber, was successful in winning his heat at the Welsh Powder- hall at Pontypridd on Saturday. He is only IS years of age.
Abercynon. SUCCESS.—On Thursday last Mr. J. Ebbsworth, Abercynon, was successful in obtaining a third prize in the open Colliers' Timbering Competition at Bed- wellty Show. FUNERAL.-On Sunday last the mor- tal remains of Joseph. Lister, the son of Mr. Joseph Lister, Abercynon-road, were interred at the Abercynon Cemetery. The young fellow had been ill for some time. Much sympathy is felt for the familv in their loss. PULPIT.—On Sunday the Rev. M. H. Jones, B.A., tutor at Trevecca College, occupied the pulpit of Tabernacle Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. The ser- vices were well attended, and eloquent and stirring sermons) were delivered. The rev. gentleman is the late pastor of Tabernacle, and was received in a cordial manner. OBITUARY.—We record the death of an old Abercynonite in the person of Mrs. Elizabeth Coles, of 5, Glancynon- terrace, Abercynon, at the age of 77 years. The deceased lady had for the last four months been confined to her bed. and she passed away on Saturday. Much sympathy is felt for the family in their sad bereavement. MALE VOICE PARTY. We are pleased to note that the Abercynon Male Voice Party is making good progress. The total number of voices exceed 90. Thev intend to compete at the forthcom- ing eisteddfod at the Workmen's Hall on October 14th. The practises are held at the Navigation. Schools every Sunday afternoon at 4.30 p.m., and Wednesday evenings at 7.30 p.iit,. We wish them ev ry success in their first venture under the baton of Mr. Ben Price. MINING SUCCESS.—We are pleased to record; the following successes ob- tained bv Mr. David Owen, eldest son of Mr. John Owen,-Martin's-terrace, Aber- cvnon, viz.: Mine Surveying, Stage 1, 1st Class; Principles of Mining (County Council Examination). Stage 2, 1st Cbss; Principles of Mining (Board of Education), Stage 2, 2nd Class. Mr. Owen is at present engaged as an assist- ant surveyor at the Dowlais-Cardiff Col- liery. We wish him further success. RESULT OF PROBATIONERS' EX- AMINATION.—The following persons art- the successful candidates who en- tered for the Probationers" Examination held under the Mountain Ash Education- al Committee. The number of possible marks were 300. Master Willie G. Howells heads the list with 232 marks. ( Young Howells is a scholar from the AKorfaff Sclinnls. Master G. E. Evans.
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Joseph Davi os'Prize Drawing. The winning numbers of the prize draw- ing in aid of Joseph Davies are as follows 1034, 2838, 1082, 2737, 2189, 450, 467, 2717, 2869, 2300, 2655, 864, 206, 798, 1586, 1774, 425, Sll, 2365, 1532. Prizes can be had from Thomas Davies, Sec, or John Ashford, Chairman All prizes must be claimed within 14 days
Aberdare Education Committee. On Wednesday. Present: Mr. E. Mor- gan, in the chair; Mrs. Richards, J Howell, J. H. James, E. Stonelake, Illtvd Hopkins, O. Powell, D. J. Thomas, 'T. Lewis, J. Morris (clerk), and T. D. Jones (deputy clerk). Naboth's Vineyard in Gadlys.—Mr T. Lewis moved that the resolution let- ting the Gadlys School house to Mr Evan Williams, the headmaster of the Higher Standard School, be rescinded. Were they going to turn out an aged widow to put in Mr. Williams? It was the inci- dent of Ahab and Naboth's vineyard re- peated.—Mr. Stonelake seconded the re- solution.—After discussion Mr. Lewis claimed a right to reply, and said it was evident that Mr. Evan Williams had a clique of suppoorters on that committee. He had never, since he was first elected a member, been buttonholed to such an extent as in this case. He had even been offered a bribe if he let the matter drop. (Sensation.) Mr. John Howell had told them he sympathised with the widow. He appealed to him to show his sym- pathy in a practical form.—Mr. John Howell (excitedly): I have no axe to grind.—Mr. Lewis: Neither have 1. I fight for the right.—Three voted for the motion, and three against, and the Chair- man gave his casting vote for the motion, the previous resolution being declared rescinded. Non-Provided Schools.—The report of the Non-Provided School Committee stated they had decided to grant 25 dual desks for the Catholic School.- The appli- cation of the headmistress for an ad- vance in salary was refused.—It was de- cided to visit the Town National School re an application made for new desks.— The report was adopted. Re Abernant House.—Sir _Yo T. Lewis has promised to advise the Marquis of Bute to enter into negotiations with the County Council concerning the selling of Abernant House, and four acres of ad- joining land for the purpose of a Ladies' Training College. Town National School.—Mr A. P. Jones wrote stating that this school had to re- main closed for two or three weeks after the holidays owing to draining oper- ations being carried on.—Mr. de Winton had been appointed to succeed the R.ev. H. R. Johnson as foundation manager, Request for an advance.—Mr Roger H. Thomas, of the National school, wrote ask- ing for an increase in salary. Mr T. Lewis purposed that an advance be granted—Mr D. J. Thomas demanded control of the non- provided schools before giving the teachers anything—Mr J Howell: Why not transfer him to another school? I remember that he made an application for transfer once- Mr tD J Thomas again warned the com- mittee of the no control no cash policy. Mr T Lewis It is time to do away with that policy. They are already doing away with it in North Wales and* in Swansea —Mr H James moved that Mr Thomas be gram'1 £5 temporary advance until the education question be settled. This was carried by six votes to two. Another Concession.—The headmistress of St Fagan's School wrote asking for an advance in salary—Mr T Lewis As one of the managers of that school I think that the headmistress' salary, which is at pre- sent only £ 85, should be at least equal to the minimum of our scale, which is £ 100. It is nonsense to say that we shall be thereby paying out of the rates, because we are already doing so. No trades union- ist would tolerate such a thing I move that we give an increase—Mr J Howell ) seconded—Ultimately it was agreed by 7 votes to 2 that she be granted £ 5 temporary advance, Messrs D J Thomas and 1 Hop- kins constituting the minority. Use of Schools.—Mr. W. J. Thomas, Cardiff-road, Aberaman, wrote asking for the use of Blaengwawr School for reli- gious services for a period of three months.—One of the members said that it "was a split" cause. Granted for three months.—Gobaith C.M. Church asked for an extension of their stay in Cwmdare School during the re-building of Gobaith Chapel.—Granted.—W. Kent asked for the main room of the Infants' Department, Cwmdare, and the use of the piano.—Granted.—The u&e of Aber- aman School for a meeting in honour of j Mr. D. Evans was granted. Holidays.—The Rev. J. Griffiths asked for a half-holiday for the school children on Monday, it beng the day of the Bap- tist Temperance Festival.—'Granted.—Mr Stonelake: Who permitted the universal holiday last Monday?—Clerk: It was granted on the precedent of last year. USING THE CANE.-MR. JACKSON THOMAS TAKES ACTION. The Clerk stated that having been in- formed by Councillor D. J. Thomas that Mr. Levi Jones, teacher at Blaengwawr School, had unduly punished his (Mr. Thomas) son, he (the Clerk) had made enquiries. The teacher admitted caning the boy on the hand, but not excessively. Mr. D. J. Thomas had visited the school previously and remonstrated with the teacher. Mr. Jones had been asked to attend that meeting to answer the charge.—Mr. D. J. Thomas said that he had never encouraged his child to dis- obey the teacher, but on the day in ques- tion the lad came home exhausted, and complained that he had been abused by Levi Jones. He went to the school to see Jones, who admitted beating the child, and added that he would do it again un- der like circumstances. Then he took the boy to see the Clerk. The punish- ment had not been entered on the book. —Mr. Jones was thereupon ushered in. Asked what he had to say in answer to the charge, Mr Jones said he would have liked to have heard Mr Jackson Thomas's explanation, because the version of the incident which he gave at the school was most incorrect. He had not punished the boy excessively. A pupil teacher had told him that the bey had disobeved. He (Jones) called the boy out, told him of his offence, and punished him. He gave him a light slap on each hand with the cane, and he was not sure yhether he gave him a stroke on the back or not. The lad was a bit of a baby, and there- fore cried. Considering the nature of the offence he thought the punishment lenient. Then Mr. Thomas came to the school, and in en authoritative tone cried out, "Jones, come here." This he repeated about a dozen times, but he (Jones) could not attend to him at once. Mr. Thomas told him not to punish his boy again or he should go before the com- mittee. He replied that he was prepared to go before the committee, and would re- peat the punishment if the boy would re- peat the offence.—Mr. Thomas In fair- ness to the boy we ought to get the head- master and the boy here, so that we may hear the truth. The bov is not such a baby. He is a boy of 12, and, if any- thing, too obedient.—Mr. Jones said that he would welcome this course, inasmuch as Mr. Notton, the headmaster, would confirm what he said regarding Mr. Thomas's attitude in the school.—Mr. Thomas: Mr. Notton has only just told me that you are an impudent chap. (Laughter.)—At this point the teacher began cross-examining Mr D. J. Thomas, which he did with vigour and earnest- ness, to the amusement of the other mem- bers. "Did you," he asked, say that I punished the boy on the back and on the head ? If so, that is a deliberate un- tiuth."—Mr. T. Lewis said that Mr. Levi Jones was an orphan who had by perseverance obtained the degree of B.Sc. There was nothing in the charge. He would move that they exonerate the teacher after hearing the evidence on both sides..—It was, however, carried by a majority that Mr. Notton and the boy should give evidence at the next meeting.
ABERDARE EVENINC CLASSES I SESSION 1907-1908. The Committee are prepared if a sufficient number of students present themselves to open the following Evening Classes:— j n n -1- -¡-¡- Date of School Subject Teacher Day Time jopning. _1- Aberdare Machine Construction and Mr A. Cryer, M.I.M.E. Mon. Sept.30 County School Drawing County 'Travelling Lecturer Applied Mechanics I do. do. ;9,20 to do. 10.20 I Art Mr F. J. Kerr, Sat. 3-5.30 Oct. 5 County Art Master Advanced Mining Mr Daniel Davies,1 Tues. 7-8.30 Oct. 1 County Travelling Lecturer Mine Surveying do. do. j8.30-9.30 do. I Practical Mathematics Mr William Davies, Sat. 7-9 Oct. 5 Geology do. Tues. 18.30-9.30 Oct. 1 Elementary Mining do. | do. 17.30-8.33 do. Chemistrv, theoretical Mr W. R. Williams,! Mon. 7-9.30 Sept. 30 B.Sc., I advanced do. Fri. t 7-9.30 do Magnetism and Electricity' do. Tues. j 7-8 Oct 1 Woodwork Mr E. O. Williams, Fri. i7.15-9.15 Oct 4 Shorthand d* Book-keepingMr W.W. Lewis, B.A.j Tues. 7-9 Oct 1 Scientific Dressmaking "Miss M. E. Gwatkini Thurs. 6.45-8.45 Oct 3 Art Needlework Miss Bell Evans, Tues. 4.45-6.45 Oct 1 Cookery |Miss C. E. Newman,| do. 16.45-8.45 do County Travelling Lecturer French iMr L.M.Thomas,B.A.-Thurs.! 7-9 Oct 3 .li| Nature Study ;Mr A.W.Elliott,B.Sc.1 Wed. 7-9.30 Oct 2 Advanced Botanv do. Fri. 7-9.30 Oct 4 Welsh Mr John Griffiths, Mon. <Srj6.45-7.4o!Sept 30 Wed. Town CounciliBnilding Construction and: Mr Gwilym Davies, Tues. 7-9 j Oct I School. Drawing, elementary advanced do. Fri. 7-9 4 Mathematics Mr Ben Davies, Thurs. 8-10 h Ambulance Dr W. LI. Rhys, Wed. 7.30-9.30 2 do. do. bun. 2.30-4.30 6 Aberaman Scientific Dressmaking Miss M. E. Gwatkin,. Sat. 2.30-4.30 „ 5 Council School" do. Sfon' 6.45-8.45 Sept 30 Ambulance Dr Glyn Jones, Tues. 7.30-8.30 Oct 1 do. do. Thurs. 10.15 to; 3 11.15am! Cwmaman Practical Mathematics iMr "ihiani Davies, "Wed. 7.30-9.30 2 Council School! Geology do. Thurs. 8.30-9.30 „ 3 Elementary Mining do. do. 7.30-8.30 do Scientific Dressmaking ,MJSS Gwen Griffiths, Tues. 7-9 Oct 2 Ambulance Dr R. F. Thomas, do. |10-l'2am do do. i do. do. 17.30-9.301 do Capcocli j Scientific Dressmaking jMiss Gwen Griffiths., Wed. I 7-9 j Oct 3 Council School „ Cwmbach do. do. Mon. 7-9 Sept 30 Council School! Ambulance T Fri. s-9 Oct 4 Art Needlework Mrs M. S. James, do. 7-9 do Llwydcoed Scientific Dressmaking Miss May Rees, Mon. 7-9 Sept 30 Council School! do. do. Tues. 7-9 Oct 1 Cwmdare Ambulance Dr Isaac Banks, Sun. 3.45-4.45 6 Council School Abernant Elementary Mining Mr W. Williams. Tues. 7-8 2 Council School Geology do. do. 8-9 do 30S Oct 4 Mathematics do. Fri. 7.30-8.30 Oct 4 Mechanics and Heat do. do. 8.30-9.30 do Scientific Dressmaking Miss G. Griffiths, I do. 7-9 do I Park Councilt do. do. Thurs. 7.30-9 Oct 3 School Ambulance Dr R. Ryce, Sun. 3.30-4.45 It Hirwain (Machine Construction and Mr D. Hart, Wed. 7.30-9.30 2 1Council Schoolli Drawing Applied Mechanics do. Fri. 7.30-9.30 4 Scientific Dressmaking Miss Gwatkin do. 7-9 do Elementary do. Miss C. A. Jones, do. 7.30-9.30 do Building Construction and! Mr S. T. Charles Wed. 7.45-9.45 Oct 2 Drawing Art Air I. J. Williams. Thurs. 7.45-9.45! 3 Practical Mathematics Mr William Davies. Fri. 8-9 4 Robertstown Principles of Mining do. do. 9-10 do Council School Scientific Dressmaking Miss G. Griffiths, Thurs. 7-9 Oct 3 Penywain do. Miss L. Thomas, do. 7-9 do Council School J FEE: Is. 6d. each subject to be paid on entry. I For further particulars apply to the Secretary, Mr. JOHN D, THOMAS, Canon Street, Aberdare.
Navigation Beys', 197 marks; Catherine Lloyd, Ann-street, Pontypridd County School, 184 marks; Alfred Perkins, Aber- taff School, 176 marks; Elsie Davies, New-street, Navigation School, 173 marks; Gethin L. Brisland, Margaret- street, Navigation Boys', 173 marks. We i wish them all every success in their scholastic career. I.L.P.—A well-attended public meeting wa,s held at the Workmen's Institute on Wednesday, September 4th, Mr. John Wilton, Abercynon-road, presiding. The object of the meeting was to establish an I.L.P. Branch in the neighbourhood. The chairman called upon Mr Field (dis- triet secretary) to address the meeting. The speaker dealt with the formation of the I.L.P. in 1893, and its continual rapid growth ever since. Mr. Trainer next spoke upon the need of an I.L.P. Branch in the d'strict, and the advantages to be derived by the workers in having in the House of Commons and also on the local bodies members to represent them who belong to the I.L.P. and who are inde- pendent of any political body, men who work solely for the interests and welfare of the working classes. The next speaker was Mrs. Schofield, who spoke upon the sweating system among women and chil- dren in England. Mr Ridgway addressed the meeting upon The Municipalization of the Coai Industry in an enthusias- tic manner. Mr. Eastwood, organizer, spoke upon "The I.L.P. and Trade Unionism," which was greatly appreci- ated. Questions were invited and were i answered in a most satisfactory manner. A vote of thanks to the speakers was proposed by Mr. John Ewington, and seconded by Mr. John Rhys Morgan, checkweigher. At the termination of the meeting quite a large number became members of the newly-formed Branch of the I.L.P.—On Wednesday evening, at No. 2 Committee Room, Comrade P. J. Evans (President of the Merthyr Ethical Society) will address the meeting upon "The Ethics of Trade Unionism." All are earnestly requested to attend, and questions are invited. FETE AND CARNIVAL. On Wed- nesday last the postponed International Fete and Carnival was held in connec- tion with St. Donat's Church, Aber- cynon. The carnival procession started from St. Donat's Church at 4.30 p.m., consisting of the following characters on horseback, viz.o: Mr. Frank Aust, a char- acter in Greek Mythology, with Master Graham Woodman as one of his Imps, and Mr. Arthur Jones as a Mufte. Mr. Willie Edwards was attired as an Indian Chief, with Mr. J. O. Davies as Mufte. Mr. Septimus Jones rode as a pierrot, while Mr. W. Webb was a gentleman in khaki. Messrs. Roberts and Harris caused amusement in the character of a The. Automatic Donkey." Then fol- lowed a "Brittania's Car," driven by Mr. Bert Holder, with Mr. Frank Holder as postillion, Brittania was repre- sented by Mrs. Hughes, Fife-street, with her sceptre, and on each corner of car were representations of India, Mr George Rowlands; Canada, Mr. Hume; Austral- ia, Mr. Davies; and John Bull. The second car was the Abercynon Pets," in charge, of Miss Lizzie Denner. The Japanese Family were well represented by Mrs. Davey, Cardiff-road. Next fol- lowed "The United Kingdom Car," Mrs. Avery representing Wales in a full Welsh costume; Miss M. A. Evans, Scot- land; Miss Gardiner, Ireland; Miss Lewis, Hendra Denny Farm, England. Miss Florrie Holder and Mrs. Anderson looked well as Follies," and Miss Alice Evans as a perriette. "Irish Lasses" were Misses Tilly Griffiths and Mabel Godfrey. "Italians," Miss Blodwen Rees, Miss M. J. Jones, Miss: Edith Davies, Miss EL M. Williams, Miss Leti- tia Jenkins. "Japanese," Misses Blanch Bennett, Phoebe Griffiths, and May Bevan. "India" was represented by Miss Fannie Roberts; Egypt" by Miss Annie Price-; ""Wales." by Miss Ann- Griffiths, Priscilla Griffiths", Ada Grif- fiths, and Cassie Jenkins. "Fairy," Miss Flossev Rees. Miss Bessie Williams looked well as "Red Riding Hood." Dairy Maid," Miss Nellie Holder. Next followed twenty-two maypole girls, who wore flowers in their hair, and carried wands with flowers attached They weie in charge of Mr T. Grainger (as a. clown). Suffragettes, Messrs Echvin Denner, Chas. Griffiths, W. Mainwaring, and Cannon, Mr. George Powell represented Ire- land," Mr Sydney Rowlands "Scotland, ■Mr. Henry Griffiths "Demon," Mr. Arthur Denner "Little Jack Horner." "Sweeps," The Osborne Family. Jr. John Griffiths "A Yankee Showman." Queer Silas," Mr J. Ebbsworth, Master Graham Woodman—were also collectors." "Red Cross Nurse," Air. H. Griffiths. Decorated Bicycles, Mr. Jim. Webb and Mr. Sam Frost. Mr. E. H. Woodman, m. Mr. Webb, and the Rev. D. Ellis Jones, marshalled the procession, which par- aded the principal streets. The prizes for the best costumes were won by: 1st, Mr. Willie Edwards, "Indian Chief"; 2nd, "Automatic Donkey," Messrs. Roberts and Harris; 3rd, Red Cross Nurse," Mr. H. Griffiths. The judges were: Mrs. Thomas, Brynllefrith; Mrs. Bruce Jones, Plas Darren: Mrs. E. H. Woodman. Mrs. Leigh, Glyn Bargoed; Mrs. Gunn, Mrs. Bradley, Miss Leigh, Abernant, took an active part. Credit is due to Mrs. Avery, whose untiring efforts made the carnival such a success. — A grand tea was held in the Workmen's Hall. The tables were tastefully laid, and were presided over by Mesdames E. H. Woodman, F. Aust, Rowlands, Dow- deswell, R. Griffiths, Jones, Perkins, Howard, Hughes, Douett, Webb, Rees, Harding, and Holder. The cutters were Mesdames Manship, Jones, Gardner, Jenkins, Bennett, and Miss Cooke. Mr. Edwards boiled the water. Selections were given by the Cilfynydd Silver Band, and the Maypole Dance was giyen by the children who had been trained by Mrs. Avery, Miss James, and Mr. T!. Grainger. Elvira was the Lady Palmist. A concert was given by a troupe of pierrots, under the direction of Mr. Frank Aust. assisted by the orchestra, Queen of the West," including the following instru- ments: Violin. Mr. James Lloyd; flute, Mr Alb. Stephens; concertina, Mr. Harris; flagonet, Mr. Sept. Jones; man- doline, Signor Gallani; banjo, Jimmie Lewis. The pianist was the popular Joe Ward, the "King of Vampers." Songs were given by I\lc,zsr;s. -Tames Berry, Joe Norman, and D. J. Williams. Tenor, Mr. Buxton Jones, Pontypridd. Mando- line solo, Signor Gallani. Jimmie Lewis gave a song and dance. Comedian, Mr. Frank Aust. -On Saturday the Rustic Sports were held in a field kindly lent by Mr. David Edwards, Abertaff Farm. The Pontypridd Bugle Band of the Church Lads' Brigade, was in attend- ance. The following were the awetrds:- Boys' Race: 1, John Thomas; 2, J. Mcr- gan. 120 Yards, Open—1st heat: 1, D. R Morgan; 2, W. Wiltshire. 2nd heat, 1, D. Peliard; 2, G. Currie. Final: 1st, G. Currie; 2nd, D. Peliard; 3rd, W. Wiltshire. Sack Race: 1st, D. R. Mor- gan; 2nd, T. Wiltshire. Obstacle Race: 1, W. Wiltshire; 2, T. Wiltshire; 3, D. ft. Morgan. Potato Race: 1, D. R. Mor- gan; 2, T. Wilshire. The local Ambu- lance Corps, gave an excellent exhibition of rendering first aid for a compound fractured thigh. Mr. Petex Bedford dressed as a showman did well with his Aunt Sally; while Mr. W. D. Sansford had the shooting range. Handicapper, Mr. W. Evans, Navigation House Hotel. Starter, Mr. E. H. Woodman. The secretary was Mr. Frank Aust. The fol- lowing were the Sports Committee: Messrs. E. H. Woodman (chairman), E. Jones, J. Sutherland, Webb, Arthur Jones (treasurer), J. O. Davies, Rees, Ebbsworth, Brisland, W. Howard, Thomas, Samuel Frost, Watkins, Sept. Jones, and F. Aust; secretary. Rev. D. Ellis Jones.