Carmel, Aberdare. ORDINATION SERVICES. Last Thursday was an auspicious day ia* the history of Carmel English Baptist Church, Aberdare, it being the day of the ordination and recognition of the new pastor of the church, the Rev. A. 13. Kinsey, B.A. The ordilattion service was held in the afternoon, Prof. Ellis, M.A., of Manchester Baptist College, presiding. The service was introduce I by the Rev. J. Robertson, M.A., Aber- dare. The Chairman, addressing the meeting, hoped that Mr. Kinney's ministry at Carmel would be long and prosperous. He hoped that a. most, hearty co-operation would be maintained by both pastor and church. Mr. Mathias, the secretary of the church, detailed the circumstances that led to giving Mr. Kinsey the "call," and also gave a brief outline of the history •of the church. The church was formed on June 10th, 1855. The flock met at the eld Welsh Baptist Chapel, under the part-pastorate of the late Dr. Price. Then the church consisted of 29 mem hers. Now the roll of membership ii 405, not including the branch in Aber- aman. On April 19, 1857, 6- new chapel was opened. In May, 1857, arrangements were made with the Rev. G. P. Evans, Swansea, to supply the pulpit for six months. This arrangement was re- newed periodically until August, 1359. The Rev. James Owen, Swansea, then of Bristol College, commenced his ministry in March, 1860, and resigned in June, 1863. In January, 1865, a branch church was established in Mill-street, and was carried on for several years. In May, 1865, the Rev. T. A. Price, Manorbier, was elected pastor. He resigned in February, 1869. On September 3, 1869, the Rev. D. R. Jenkins, Abertiilery, was invited to the pastorate, and he com- menced duties in January, 1870, and re- signed in May, 1873. In June, 1873, a call vas given to the Rev. T. Jones, who re- mained pastor for 32 years, and con- tinued to conduct the communion service for another two years. After Mr. Jones' resignation they had a. long list of sup- plies from the Baptist Colleges. Mr. Kinsey was one of those who came to preach, and cne of the brethren made the remark that he was worth watch- ing." On March 10th, 1907, the dhurch, at a representative meeting of the mem- bers, decided unanimously to give an invitation to Mr. Kinsey, and after due consideration he gave a reply in the affirmative. Mr. Kinsey wasi their 7th pastor. He commenced his pastorate on the 7th day of the 7th month in the 7th year of the century. The number being a perfect one Ihe trusted that it would be symbolic of a perfect union between pastor and church. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Kinsey then made a statement re- garding his life and his personal belief. He was born, at Newcastle, Staffs, and owed much to his early home training. Ere he was 12 years of age he followed bis Lord through the baptismal waters. In his early days he had regarded the ministry as a possible career, and his aspirations were encouraged by his pastor. He started life as a pupil teacher and eventually became tutor in a secondary school. Ultimately he received tuition at Owen's College, Manchester, and the Manchester Baptist College. He wished to acknowledge his indebtedness to his Principal, Dr. Marshall; also to Prof. Ellis, M.A., Rev. J. Thomas, Liverpool, and Prof. Bull. He wished to give a (special, place in his book of Chronicles of gratitude to, his college companions. Mr. Kinsey then read his onfession of faith and personal belief. An old friend had expressed his hope that he would win the degree of «S.W. —-soul winner. His ambition was to be a winner of souls for his master. At this juncture the choir gave an ex- cellent rendering of an anthem, cc Thou, O! God, art praised in Zion/' composed by Prof. Tom Jones, L.R.A.M., A.R.C.O., the conductor. The chairman remarked that this was a new and valuable feature in ordination services. Dr. Marshall, Principal of Manchester Baptist College, then delivered the charge to the pastor. Be said they were prepared to thank God for the auspicious commencement of Mr. Kinsey's min- istry. Dr. Marshall took as his text 2 Kings, iv., 9, "1 perceive that this is a holy man of God who passeth by us con- tinually." The phrase man of God" was a special appellation applied to Eliha. The term implied one who had surrendered himself absolutely to God as the result of a divine call. He hoped that Mr. Kinsey enjoyed the assurance that he had been called to the ministry. Again the, phrase man of God" implied that one had fully consecrated himself to the task. Elisha, when he was called, urill his ploughing implements and cooked the oxen. He trusted that Mr. Kinsey's self-surrender to God's service was equally sincere and thorough. Again, a man of God was one who recleived messages from God. Each generation had its peculiar need., and a. man whu would serve his generation must "wait upon the Lord for thV message. They had the old, old story, but that did not imply that it was to be delivered in the same old way. The man of God must adapt the message to his age. Again, the person mentioned the text was holy" man of God. He hoped that in the homes which the pastor would visit it would be said, "I perceive that this is n. holy man of God which passeth by us continually. For four years Mr. Kin- sey had devoted himself with unflagging energy and zeal to his studies. He hoped that now in the ministry be would not "elax his energy, but offer to Jesus Christ nothing less than his best. Moreover. the activity of the, man cf God in his avocation was shown in the text Dr. Marshall advised Mr. Kinsey to form a high ideal of pastoral invitation. Whatever you do don't gossip was the Doctor's earnest injunction. The Ordination Prayer was now offered by the Rev. A. S. Langley, F.R.H.S., Longton, Mr. Kinsey's erstwhile pastor. The Rev. Chas. Brown, vice-president of the Baptist Union, delivered the charge to the church. He congratulated the church in going to the; school of the prophets for a minister, and not robbing another church of their pastor. Miscon- ceptions often arose regarding the mutu- al relations of minister and people. The church had incurred great responsibility He would suggest to them one or two things with regard to their duty to- wards their pastor. They should re. member that he was but a man and that he was beset with temptations. Also that he was not everything rolled into one. There was a limit to his versatility however many-sided he might be. It did not follow that one who was good at a dying bed was an expert at conducting bazaars. A minister who served tables well was often a poor dispenser of the bread of life. He hoped they would as- sist their minister; firstly in preaching, by leaving him 6 mornings out of 7 in- terrupted. Let them believe in thei in- tellectual honesty of their minister. No syndicate was rich enough to buy the in- tellectual freedom of a minister. He 11 was the servant of the church, but Ohrit and not the church was his mas- ter. The great need of the Church of Christ to-day was a teaching ministry. They expected the minister to come to the pulpit in a prepared state. He hoped that they a« congregation would also come prepared. Let them not quarrel among themselves, but foster a Christian fellowship. He trusted that they would all help their minister by means of prayer. At one o'clock a luncheon was provided which was given entirely by the ladies of the church. The tables were presided ever by Mrs. Chew; Mrs. Jones, David Price-street; Mrs. Caldicott; Mrs. Hughes, Glanant-street; and Miss Tlieo- philus. They were assisted by the young ladies of the church. At 5 tea was given, the following' rendering service at the tables: Mrs..John, Victoria; Mrs. Hicks, Mrs. and Miss Lee, Mrs. Miles, Miss Agnes Jones, Mrs. Andrews, Mrs. Spurgeon John, Mrs. Roes, Mrs. Roach, and Mrs. Owen, Tanybryn-street. Also Miss Thomas, Unity-street; Miss Katie David, Mrs. Morris, Duke-street, and Miss W. Roberts, B.A., Mrs. and Miss Bosher, Mrs. Caldicott and Mrs. Hughes Mrs.' Chew and Mrs. Jones, assisted by Miss Jones, Clifton-street, and Misses Davies, Little Wind-street. Carvers for luncheon: Messrs. Lewis Williams, W. Jones, High-street, and Wm. Henry Davies. Bread and butter cutters: Mrs. Charles, Mrs. James, and Mrs. Abraham. The cake and ham were provided by Mr. Matthias, Commercial-street. Mrs. Owen, Tanybryn-street, provided other necessaries. The recognition service was held in the evening, the Rev. T. Jones, ex-pastor, of Carmel presiding. Mr. Jones gave a brief address, referring to his lengthy connection with Carmel and wishing Mr. Kinsey every success in his new sphere. The, Rev. W. E. Harries, Aberaman, offered prayer. Mr. Matthias read several letters re- gretting inability to be present. The president read a telegram from the New- castle Church, Staffs, wishing Mr. Kin- sey God-speed. The Rev. A. S. Langley, Newcastle, said he believed in long pastorates. Wales owed a great debt to Newcastle. It was Major General Harrison from Newcastle that was the instigatorf the revival which in the time of Cromwell dispelled spiritual darkness in Wales through the instrumentality of Vavasor Powell, Walter Craddock, and others. To-day Newcastle were giving them another man. He hoped he would be worthy of his predecessor. There were threlelclasse.s of people in the church, the shirkers, the jerkers, and the workers. (Laughter.) On behalf of the churches of North Staffs, and especially Newcastle Church, he wished success to the union of church and pastor. The Rev. W. G. Davids, the secretary of the Baptist Association, was the next speaker. The Rev. T. Jones (he said) was doing what Moses did--introduce his successor to the people. Why did not Aberdare give the Association another in- vitation? In the name of the Association he ventured to say that every Welsh and English Baptist extended the right hand cf fellowship to Mr. Kinsey. Mr. James Bosher now read a poem of A welcome to the new pastor. Mr. Bosher elso presented Mr. Kinsey with a mount- ed copy of the poem. for which Mr. Kin- sey returned thanks. The next item was an anthem by the choir, "Oi be joyful." The Rev. D. Silyn Evans said he knew Aberdare well. He would tell Mr. Kin- sey that the people here were wonder- fully free from sectarianism. He did not represent anyone at the meeting, but he ventured to extend his right hand to Mr Kinsey. He had laboured in Aberdaro for 27 years. Grasping the hand of the young minister firmly he wished him also 27 years of serving God in Aberdare. He would advise- Mr. Kinsey to attend the Welsh services occasionally. He might not understand the language, but he would be able to grasp the spirit of the proceedings. The Rev. C. Brown congratulated the church on having a man, not only of scholastic attainments, but of undoubted piety. He. also congratulated Mr. Kinsey on coming to such a church. The mns'c was marvellous. He only wished lie could transfer the choir into his own church. Mr. Brown advised the culti- vation of Christian love. He really be- lieved that Christian brethren loved one another more now than they did in the time of our forefathers. But he thought that there was too much rigid conven- tionality in the churches—too much cold respectability. Professor Ellis said that his special message that evening was more to Aber- dare people than to Mr. Kinsey. He dwelt upon the claims of the young people. He could speak of Mr. Kinsey's love for children and his interest in young people. Dr. Marshall eaid he never felt more at home in a Welsh audience than he did that day. He had known Mr. Kinsey for six years. He had lived a beautiful life. Mr. Kinsey had never given him the least trouble or anxiety. He had watcihed his growth with interest. He never had occasion to scold him for being lazy, but he had to expotulate with him for being so eager with his mental work as to neglect his physical needs. He would ask them to be lenient with their pastor, and not expect too much from bim. Let them remember that he was after all a man. a W ortlhy is the Lamb" magnificently sung by the choir, was the next item. Rev. E. V. Tidman, Mountain Ash, the secretary of the district, extended on be- half of the district a welcome to Mr. Kinsey. He could assure Mr. Kinsey that he had come into a district where there were many things that would re- quire tactful management. The young people, he would find, were taking up the new theology. Again he would find outside the churches organised bodies that were apparently opposed to Christ- ian teachings. There were Labour and Socialistic organisations which he be- lieved were thoroughly Christian in their aim, but many of the members had come to believe that organised Christianity was against them. He believed that it would be a great mistake to work off the sympathy of the working classes from the churches. Let them preach the gos- pel of Jesus as the only remedy for social evils. He would ask the diaconate oj" the church to rally round the minister, and give him all help possible. His deacons at Mountain Ash were exemplary in this respect. He had derived great help from them. Appropriate and interesting addresses were also given by the Rev. R. E. Wil- lianas (Twrfab), Mr. W. Phelps, and Mr. G. Evans, the senior student at Man- chester College. Miss Agnes Joneaccompanied at the meetings. In addition to the ministers already mentioned there were present: Revs. J. Tudor, B.A., J. Lewis Jenkins, G. Neigh- bour, James Griffiths, W. Holland, W. Harris, T. Humpihreys, T. W. Chance, M.A., F. Phillips, and others.
L. Pe MR. TRAINER ON MR. T. RICHARDS AND MABON. On Sunday afternoon, at the Park Gates, Mr. W. Phillips presiding, Mr. W. Trainer addressed a meeting of the I.L.P. In the course of his address, Mr Trainer remarked that Mr. Tom Rich- ards, M.P., had recently made a refer- ence to "street corner touters." It was true, observed Mr. Trainer, that mem- bers of the I.L.P. had "touted" at street corners, thereby materially assist- ing many people who were in need. They collected handsomely towards the fami- lies of the men who were on strike at the Penrhyn quarries. Mr. Tom Rich- ards did not reproach them then for tout- ing. His morals were clean then. He had not the dirt and contamination of the company of bad men. He did not sit on the dirty side of the House of Commons. Mr. Trainer said further that Mabon had on one occasion, when ap- proached with regard to the unsatisfac- tory conditions of agents of the L.E. and G., a company of which he was director, answered that he could do nothing, inas- much as in his connection with the L.E. and G. he was acting as a director and not as a Labour leader. Asked by a member of the audience for his authori- ty for this statement, Mr. Trainer said it was conveyed to him by a gentleman from Merthyr Vale, whose name he could not then divulge. Referring to the ab- normal infantile mortality in the county of Glamorgan, Mr. Trainer remarked that a writer in the 'Daily News' had as- cribed the deplorable state of things to the presence of so many insurance agents here. How ridiculous! It would be just as reasonable to attribute it to the exist- ence of Insurance Directors who were also Labour leaders. (Laughter.) In the evening Mr. W. Phillips pre- sided over a large meeting held on Vic- toria Square. A brief address was first given by Miss Pitt, who dealt with var- ious phases of the Labour movement, dwelling particularly on the reforms that women fought for. Mr. W. Trainer fol- lowed. He gave his impressions of the progress of the I.L.P. in South Wales. Since last May, Mr. Trainer, in his Clarion Van, has traversed the district, having commenced at Newport, and is r.cw putting up at Aberdare. He ave a very encouraging report of the flourish- ing condition of the movement. Ex- cept in two villages—Caerleon and Aber- c.,iiia.id-I.L.P. branches have been es- tablished in every place, that he visited. The speaker alluded to the very unsatis- factory housing conditions in the places that he had visited. In a Tredegar lodging-house as many as 80 persons were huddled together in a four-roomed house.
Nunquam's Bottom Dog is an ubi- quitous animal. He is here, there, and everywhere. He appears to be the cen- tral figure in most of our street scrapes. At the I.L.P. meetings on our local squares and street corners he is very much in evidence. At a Secularist meet- ing on the Black Lion Square recently this quadruped occupied a very con- spicuous position. In prominence me is really thp top dog.
Labour Jottings. BY "DEMOS." Referring to the action of the Mount women with regard to the non-unionists a writer in a contemporary says: -It is not a policy which appeals to me pers an- ally, this bringing in of the women, as nothing can be more humiliating than to see a man (?) being jeered at by a crowd of women; but it must be ad- mitted that, when the colliery owners re- fuse to interfere to rid a suffering com- munity of these parasites, the wives of the miners are perfectly justified in tak- ing the field against the dastards who, whilst reaping all the benefits obtained by the Federation, are bringing about these continual stoppages by their re- fusal to contribute their fair share to the cost." This correspondent admits that the non-unionist is a dastard, but apparently he does not want to place him in a humiliating position. Drastic evils re- quire drastic remedies. What is wanted is something to shame the "da-staid." If women can do the work more thcr- oughly than men, by all means lvt us have their services. As the Irishman said, When the women take a thing in hand they are the boys to do it." Speaking at the Trade Union Congress at Bath, Mr. Pete Cur ran, M.P., de- manded that the King's Regulations should be so altered that no man, what- ever his position, would have the power to caU out the troops on his own authori- ty. The Government should have a Vi- gilance Committee to go down and make an inquiry when the military were asked for. That step would be. highly desirable if practicable. I fear that in most cases there would be, hardly enough time for any official enquiry. However, it is ad- visable that tl)." authority to call out the military should be vested in some persons who are unprejudiced and disin- terested. A resolution making it compulsory upon any employer of labour to give a person leaving his employment a written reference note of his general conduct whilst in his employment; was carried at the Congress referred to. The danger attached to these compulsory references is that employers may find a way of slandering an employee towards whom they have a grudge and at the same time steer clear of the law of slander. Iona" in the "Labour Leader" writes as follow, -C( A few weeks back an I.L.P. branch in South Wales organ- ised a vast meeting, at which Mr. R J. Campbell was the principal speaker. The meeting was held in a gaunt, barn- like building. When Mr. Campbell wanted a reading desk for his manu- script, nothing better could be found at the last moment than an inverted ganger- beer bottle box and an old Union Jack that was not even clean! Where were the women of that brancn? Think what a difference that platform would have presented if a warm red table-cloth with our official I.L.P. monogram worked in bold white letters had caught the eye of every incomer; and if behind the speak- ers, again, a simple banner in red and white could have been erected, telling of the party's confidence and pride in it. self! There was a woman speaker on the platform. Why could there not have been women stewards or collectors, stand- ing at intervals down the passage ways, ready with song sheets or literature to sell, each decorated with a specially de. signed red badge of courage, and armed with a specially worked collecting bag?" It is clear that "Iona"—who obvious- ly is no other than Mrs. Bruce Glasier- refers to Mr. Campbell's meeting in Aber- dare. With regard to the mild censure which this lady administers to the or- ganisers of the meeting, I would like to remind her that as yet it is the day of small things with the infant branch at Aberdare. In its development it has not yet reached the artistic stage, but is still working hard at practical duties. With regard to the non-provision of a desk for Mr. Campbell's manuscripts, I may say that practically all I.L.P. speakers who address us in Aberdare do so without any manuscript, and many of them do not enjoy even the luxury of a platform! The ghastly Penderyn tragedy which deprived a labourer's family of a bread- winner was sad indeed. The poor widow felt her position very acutelv. and her evidence at the inquest was punctuated with sobs of bitter sadness. The jury, however, decided to add to the poor woman's agonies by officially censuring, her for what they termed her negligence in not organising search parties to look for her absent husband. And yet it was stated at the inquest that she had men- tioned the matter to the neighbours, who advised her to leave things alone. Also that she had asked some workmen to make a search for her husband, and that they declined to go. But in the face of all this evidence these "good men and true" decided, in cold blood, on the initiative of a reverend gentleman, to deepen the harrowed grief of the poor woman by supplementing their verdist with a charge of negligence against the poor widow. Regarded in the worst possible light, the woman's action -or inaction—cannot be anything more than an error of judgment. To err is human, and the action of the Penderyn jury is inhuman in the extreme. Mr. Trainer, who tours with the Clarion Van, and who visits this district at present, made a statement last Sun- day at the Park Gates that Mr. Wm. Abraham, M.P., when asked by an insur- ance agent to use his influence for their benefit at the Board of Directors, replied that when at the Board of Directors he sat as a Director and not as a Labour Leader. The lecturer characterised this as a candid statement, and so it is. But what an awful admission! Mabon changes his table and lie is another man. This raises an important question for Labour Leaders and Trade Unionists. The labourer is worthy of his hire, but when he has received more than he actu- ally needs, can he use the surplus as he wishes? If so, Mabon is quite right logicaliy, but morally he is wrong. He has earned it by trying to' free the work- man from his bondage, and he is not at liberty to speculate in any concern re- gardless of the position of the workmen in that concern. Let the men think of this anomalous representation, and set forth a. rule of conduct that their leaders should follow. It is too much that a man should be well paid, and only half do his work after- wards. Mr. Trainer promises to let his audiences hear of this wherever he goes. As a suggestion, I would submit to the Trades Unions that they should have a clause in their agreement with the agents that they could not invest any capital in. any concern but the Bank of England, and could not act as Directors or Agents for any company while acting as Labour Leaders.
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The Railway Crisis. MR. BIBBINGS ON THE SITUATION. In his address on Victoria Square, Aberdare, on Saturday evening, Mr. G. H. Bibbings, B.A., dealt with the rail- waymen's grievance and also the question of the Nationalisation of Railways. He said that in the present crisis the rail- waymen were deserving of the miners' support. The former were simply agi- tating for the right of being represented by agents, and for the right of these agents to confer with the railway mag- nates regarding the men's grievances. The railwaymen at present were not seeking an advance, they were not even seeking a reduction of hours, but they were asking for the privilege enjoyed by the miners to have their case stated to the employers by experienced men. He hoped that the miners would see that the cause of the railwaymen was a just cause. (Hear, hear.) Passing on to deal with the Nationalisation of Railways, Mr. Bibbings said that in every civilised country except the United States, Domin- icn of Canada, and Great Britain, rail- ways were the property of the nation. There was one municipal railway at present in Great Britain. That was owned by the City of Bradford. But outside of that there were 51 railways claimed by private ownership, and th- money invested in them reached the huge total of £ 1,200,000,000. But the State would not have to pay this enormous amount, should the Government decide to make the railways national property. The various companies had U watered their stock from time to time. The coat of railways was very high in this country The Prussian railways only cost R3,800 per mile to construct; the Indian railways only £ 6,000; but in Great Britain they cost an average of 130,000 per mile. The Great Central Railway, In order to get from Sheffield to London, had to come right through the towns of Nottingham and Leicester. In the work of construction they had first to pull down clums and also a work- house, and erected a modern one five miles outside the town. The cost in lay- ing that line was £ 130,000 per mile. Was it any wonder they paid their men bad- ly? There were 5,000 railway directors, and 566,116 money breeders (share- holders). The number of railway ser- vants of all grades was 581,000. So there were nearly as many money breeders as money earners. (Laughter.) If they nationalised the railways they would do away with 5,000 directors, and simply get one or two Railway Manager Gener- als just as they had a Postmaster General. They could do away with hundreds of clerks employed at the clear- ing houses. The motto of the railway owners regarding their employees was, Six days shalt thou labour and on the seventh thou shalt do a little more." (Laughter.) Mr. J. Prowle, who occupied the chair, remarked that he would be glad if some railway company pulled down the Mer- thyr Workhouse, especially one portion of it. Questions were invited, but none were asked. There were, however, frequent interruptions during Mr. Bibbings' ad- dress. Mr. James L. Thomas fired the familiar question, "Where did you pay your trades union subscription last?" and followed this up by several other remarks. Mr. Bibbings at last asked him to close his mouth. Mr. J. L. Thomas: No, I shan't. Mr. Bibbings: Well, it's big enough, anyway. (Laughter.)
Liberal Club, Aberdare. EXHIBITION BILLIARDS. On Thursday last Messrs. Fred Weiss (the Champion Cueist of Australia) and Mr. G. Clarke (the Instructor of Bil- liards at the Junior Carlton Club, Lon- don) gave an exhibition game of 1,200 up at the Liberal Club's Billiard Room in the afternoon and evening, the former giving the latter 350 start. In the open- ing stages of the game' Mr. Weiss was in splendid form, for in the second visit to the table he made a splendid break of 40, and finished up by leaving the Ivor- ies very safe for his opponent. At t!he next essay he put up 78, this break being all lo-ing hazards off the red, only break- ing 'own by the red coming back into bauE. Mr. Clarke failed in his attempt to disturb the fine position left for Mr. Weiss within the baulk, and he (Mr. Weiss) then went on with 49, leaving off with the balls again safe for his oppon- ent. At this innings Mr. Weiss made 142, which was greatly appreciated by the rather scant audience, who now began to feel they were having something worth their stay indoors on cuch a beautiful afternoon. Other breaks followed of a minor character on both sides, until Mr. Weiss again negotiated a nice 96, bring- ing off a pretty masse cannon on two oc- casions, which looked simple by the quiet and easy manner the cueist brought them off. Chief breaks: Weiss-40, 78, 45, 49, 142, 46, 96; Clarke-33, 41. Mr. Clarke had a very bad run of luck dur- ing the afternoon, as Mr. Weiss reached the total for the afternoon sitting-600, tc Mr. Clarke's 446. The second part of the entertainment was then gone through by Mr. Weiss, who is a most skilful manipulator of wine glasses as well as billiard balls, marbles, tumblers, etc. His finest trick of rolling a wine glass in a half circle, passing through three sets of other wine glasses and then going into the top corner pocket must have taken him mere than one trial to be able to accomplish it. His other shot of pocketing the three balls at one stroke through three sets of glasses was also very good, and making the 7 shot. His own ball travelling in three distinct directions seemed to baffle e\ery one. He also displayed various masse shots, and the anchor stroke, by special request. In the evening the game of 1,200 up was resumed Mr Clarke starting off with 57 break, seemed to give the audience a better opinion of him than they went away with in the afternoon. Weiss played up with wonderful accuracy, and delighted the audience with seme breaks of good all-round billiards. His bert break of 103 was obtained by a skilful top table play. Other items of 83, 59, 81, put him out a winner by 151 points. Clarke's best were 57. 40, 67, 41. The same entertainment of fancy strokes was again given in the evening, and Weiss was quite at his best. On the whole he gave a finer display of wineglass tricks than in the previous sitting. The entertainment was not patronised by the public so well as it might havo been, the Horse Show at Cardiff and the fine weather keeping a, good many away. Later on there will be probably a match between two local men, which will pro- bably mean the championship of the Aberdare Valley.
Moral Teaching of Jesus. A REPLY TO THE SECULARIST LECTURER. Referring to the Secularist lectures de- livered at Aberdare last week, Rev. M. Evans, pastor of Highland Place Uni- tarian Church, said in the course of his sermon on Sunday morning that they had been told that the moral teaching of Jesus Christ was simply damnable. That did not mean simply that it was im- practicable, but also that it was injur ious. Far from believing that, he (Mr. Evans) would say that the moral ideal eet before them in the New Testament was perfectly scientific. If men had a clear vision. and had the courage of their convictions, and applied the sermon on the mount in their daily lives, then the ideal which they had been dreaming about would become an actual fact. The preacher then dealt with the beatitudes, pointing out the truth in relation to each of them. The Secularist lecturer had stated that it was a bad thing to re- ward a child for doing what was right, and that children as well as adults should be taught to speak the truth for truth's sake. He (Mr. Evans) could only say to that that it was absurd to expect of humanity in the present day to do the right without an eye for reward. It had been stated that Mr. Foote, the president of the N.S.S., was the last man who had been to prison for blasphemy. Mr. Foote was a brave man, no doubt, ani he was willing to give him credit that he was suffering for rignteoushess* sake. Whatever Mr. Foote had done for right- eousness' sake, even though he denied the Father, Jesus included him in the beatitude, « Blessed are they that are being persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." The ideal set by Jesus was far above u-.o, 1 and it expanded as our perception grew. That was no reason, however, why 1 people should decry it. | <01
ABERDARE EVENING CLASSES SESS/ON 1907-1908- I The Committee are prepared if a sufficient number of students present themselves to open the following Evening Classes:— Date of School Subject Teacher Day Time op'ning. —'—— ————— Aberdare Machine Construction and'Mr A. Cryer, M.I.M.E.: Mon. j7.15-9.15'Sept. 30 County School Drawing County "Travelling ) Lecturer Applied Mechanics do. do. S9.20 to do. i 10.20 Applied Mechanics do. do. 19.20 to do. i 10.20 Art j Mr F. J. Kerr, Sat. 3-5.30 Oct. 5 1 County Art Master Advanced Mining Mr Daniel Davies, Tues. 7-8.30 Oct. 1 County Travelling I Lecturer Mine Surveying do. do. 8.30-9.30 do. Practical Mathematics Mr William Davies,! Sat. 7-9 Oct. 5 Geology do. Tues. 8.30-9.30 Oct. 1 Elementary Mining do. t do. 7.30-8.33 do. Chemistry, theoretical Mr W. R. Williams,! Mon. 7-9 30 Sept. 30 B.Sc., „ advanced do Fri. 7-9.30 Oct 4 Magnetism and Electricity, do. Tues. 7-8 Oct 1 Woodwork I Mr E. O. Williams, Fri. 7.15-9.15 Oct 4 Shorthand & Book-keeping Mr W.W.Lewis, B.A.! Tues. 7-9 Oct 1 Scientific Dressmaking Miss M. B. Gwatkin Thurs. 6.45-8.45 Oct S Art Needlework Miss Beli Evans, Tues. 4.45-6.45 Oct 1 Cookery Miss C. E. Newman,! do. 6.45-8.45 do County Travelling County Travelling I Lecturer French MrL.M.Thomas,B.A. Thurs. I' 7-9 Oct Nature Study Mr A.W.Elliott,B.SG.I Wed. 7-9.30 Oct 2 Advanced Botanv do. Fri. 7-9.30 Oct 4 Welsh Mr John Griffiths, iMon. & 6.45-7.45 Sept 30 NV, ed. Conversational Welsh do. Tues. 17.45-S.45 Oct 1 Town Council Building Construction and Mr Gwilym Davies, Tues. 7-9 Oct 1 School. Drawing, elementary advanced do. Fri. 7-9 4 Mathematics Mr Ben Davies. Thurs. 8-10 3 Ambulance Dr W. LI. Rhys, Wed. 17.30-9.30 2 do. do. bun. (2.30-4.30 6 Aberaman Scientific Dressmaking iMiss M. E. Gwatkin,j Sat. 2.30-4.30 5 Council School do. j do. M011. 6.45-8.45 Sept 30 Ambulance | Dr Glyn Jones, Tues. 7.30-8.30 Oct 1 do. do. Thurs. 10.15 to 3 I 11.15amj Cwmaman Practical Mathematics. Mr William Davies,! Wed. 7.30-9.30! 2 Council School Geology do. Thurs. 8.30-9.30; 3 Elementary Mining do. d0. 7.30-8.301 do Scientific Dressmaking Miss Gwen Griffiths,! Tues. 7-9 I Oct 2 Ambulance Dr R. F. Thomas, do. 10-12aml do do. do. do. 7.30-9.30j do Capcoch Scientific Dressmaking Miss Gwen Griffiths,! Wed. 7-9 Oct 3 do. I do. do. 7.30-9.30 do Capcoch Scientific Dressmaking Miss Gwen Griffiths,! Wed. 7-9 Oct 3 Council School CwTmbach do. do. Mon. 7-9 Sept 30 Council School Ambulance Fri. 8-9 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. i 7-9 Oct 1 Cwmdare Ambulance Dr Isaac Banks, Sun. 13.45-4.45 6 Council School Abernant Elementary Mining Mr W. Williams, Tues. 7-8 2 Council School Geology do. do. 8-9 do Abernant Elementary Mining Mr W. Williams, Tues. 7-8 2 Council School Geology do. ( do. 8-9 do Mathematics do. Fri. 17.30-8.30 Oct 4 Mechanics and Heat do. do. 8.30-9.30 do Scientific Dressmaking | Miss G. Griffiths, do. 7-9 do Scientific Dressmaking | Miss G. Griffiths, do. 7-9 do Park Council Ambulance Dr R. Ryce, Thurs. 7.30-9 Oct 3 School do. do. xSun. 3.30-4.45! 6 Hirwain Machine Construction and; Mr D. Hart, Wed. 7.30-9.30! 2 Council School Drawing Applied Mechanics do. Fri. 7.30-9.30!1 4 Scientific Dressmaking Miss Gwatkin do. 7-9 do Elementary do. Miss C. A. Jones, do. 17.30-9.30' do Building Construction and: Mr S. T. Charles WTea. 7.45-9.45; Oct 2 Drawing Art Mr I. J. Williams, Thurs. 7.45-9.45 3 Practical Mathematics Mr William Davies,; Fri. 8-9 4 Robertsto wn Principles of Mining do. do. 9-10 do Council School Scientific Dressmaking 1 Miss G. Griffiths, Thurs. j 7-9 Oct 3 Penywain do. Miss L. Thomas, do. j 7-9 do Council School FEE: Is. 6d. each subject to be paid on entry.- t For further particulars apply to the Secretary, Mr. JOHN D. THOMAS, Canon Street, Aberdare.