Aberdare and District Photographic Notes. BY ROI,LO." September has quite come up to tra- ditional report that it is far and away the best month for holidays. Alas and alack the majority of us have to take them just when we can get them, and perhaps be thankful that we can get any at all. Still those that can select, and again those whom circumstances will omly allow them to go off in September, have this year at any rate been es- pecially favoured. It has been a very pleasant month, if somewhat cold, but there has been, and always will be in this particular month, compensating ad- vantages that are denied to those of my readers who like myself, have to take their few days holiday earlier in the year. In this month the leaves begin to turn to the Autumn tints which are a glory to the pictorial photographer. The trees are all sorts of tints and shades of sweet soft colouring; the shadows are mellow, the tree trunks are moss laden or ivy clad, breaking up the harsh scarring and lending added charm to the graceful curves that cannot be found at an earlier period in the fast departing year. In the woods and plantations the russet carpet is now bearing its gentle burden of dead leaves, showered down with each gentle whisper of the sweet Autumn breeze, while the hedgerows are bearing their last lingering Autumn bloom, mingled with the hazelnut and ripe blackberry. The evening sun sets in a burst of fiery glory, dazzling the eye with Nature's fulsome colours, colours that are at oncethe delight and the despair of him who would fain por- tray them. Early morn with its mysterious mists out of which islowly emerge well-known landmarks, now take on an added in. terest, showing up in a succession of pearly greys that take away all the grimneas, all the hardness that we know are associated with them. It seems to me that the gentle month is trying to break the news to us, gently if sadly, that Summer has departed, and that grim Winter is knocking at the door. Yes it is a kindly month, one fraught with hosts of opportunities to the earnest Worker, golden moments that should not be lightly passed over. Armed with his camera, loaded with a well-backed Iso- chromatic plate of good speed, similiar to the Barnet" extra rapid, if not of that make-and I know none that are better-careful not to forget his Iso- screen, he should be ready for anything and everything that presents itself to his delighted eyes. He sees new pic- tures at every turn, no matter how familiar the scene, new presentiments of old faces; what was hard and glittering, is now soft and coy. Cloud forma are well-marked, and can be secured upon the plate at the same exposure given to the landscape. The fields, the roads, the hedges, the streams, the paths and byways, all have a different appear- ance to what they gave us in the early Spring and later Summer, and these should not be neglected. Nature now in all her glory, Gives us of her best." In treating our exposures at this time of the year it is highly necessary that we should prepare and use our developer at its full strength, and it is not too soon to take care that the working^ solutions are not cold. Early morning and late evening new begin to show a decided lowering of the temperature, and if we are to get all out of the plate that we desire, we must take precautions accordingly. We are still able to give short ex. posures, short enough to secure slowly moving objects, but we can only obtain sufficient density in our negatives by using our developer at full strength. We thus assist the exposure, as it were, and secure good printable negatives full of detail and gradation, without which we can never hope to show a reasonable number of good results. A corespondent writes asking me to give a good developer for use with holi- day exposures. He tells me that he has been to Barmouth and has about seventy plates to develop. My best advice to him is to use the formula that is set out upon the box he had the plates in, and as it is the makers' tried formula, he may rightly expect that it is so adapted that it will give him the best results. If the light was at the time of exposure very strong, and he has not worked out the right exposure with his meter upon each and every exposure, or if he has ignored the usual instruction of cutting the shutter speed down when working at the seaside (if Barmouth is a seaside town, I confess I do not know), and he has any fear of over-exposure, then there is one thing that will help him, and that is to dilute his developer with an equal volume of water. He will soon find out if his plates are over-ex- posed, and if they should not be so, it is an easy matter to bring the solution up to full working strength. Personally, I like a somewhat dense negative, but I do not grieve it my negative is tlun, pro- viding it has plenty of detail and there is sufficient gradation to give me a true print. I can print in the shade on P.O.P, 01 again I can use one or the other of the various grades of gaslight paper that are prepared for such cases, while if I am not satisfied with these methods, I can intensify very readily with either of the many formula that are given in all photographic tomes and periodicals. For intensifying a negative similar to the one I have just described, I find that one of the most useful products for this purpose is the Agra." It is easy to prepare and use, it gradually builds up the strength of the plate, and if the density at the end is not enough, we can repeat the process until it is as dense as required. One word of caution, if you try this preparation. Do not judge the density of the film by the colour. When the plate is held up to the light, it is very deceiving, and the intensifier; has the property of imparting to the film a colour that is not very susceptible to the actinic rays which give us the printing quality. Hence it is better to slightly intensify, that is, to allow the plate to remain in the bath only a short time, and then to wash and dry. When we have taken a print oft, we have no diffi- culty in deciding if we have gone far enough if not, we can then repeat the process, and try it again. To be in the fashion I conclude this week with a Limerick. There is no prize for a fitting last line, but if any reader can supply one on a postcard, the line to be of exceptional merit, we will hand his name down to posterity, by printing his effusion in an early issue, together with his name and address, so that a long suffering public may take their revenge, if so inclined, A young lady in Sweet Aberdare, Took her camera down to the fair, But a naughty young man, Said, Miss I see if you can,
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MY CREED. < Sir,—I am a self-educated collier, I neither drink, swear, gamble, nor waste anytime in idleness, preferring to seek the best means whereby I could make my home a miniature paradise of ease and comfort for my noble little wife, self, and two children without being be- holden to anyone. I never go to either church or chapel to waste away valuable time listening to the monotonous jargon which invariably is drcned out by the occupants of the Cowards Castle." No Mr Editor, I rather betake myself to the banks of some limpit stream for in- spiration of thought, or seek repose and communion beneath the shades of a for- est, there to listen with enrapt attention to the Wood notes sweet and vlild Of many a forest bird." Neither can I accept the doctrines of the Nazarine Christ as being all in all that of a Moralist bent on revolutionising the world for its betterment. For example let us take His Sermon on the Mount. Does it yield in anyone instance the Utilitarianism necessary for bettering the moral well-being of any great nation ? The Bishop of Peterborough, with unquestionable ability, says no; for the reason that if its tenets were put into practice for, say, the ennobling of England, we should in a very short time find ourselves enjoying the fruits and spoils of a bankruptcy court. Yet in the face of this pronouncement Christ's apologists in the ranks of Dissent claim this Sermon on the Mount as the beau ideal teaching for the welfare of a people. Blessed are ye poor." Is it Mr Editor, a blessing to be poor ? Let our gaols and workhouses answer. Again Bless- ed are the meek." Let this also be ans- wered by the dwellers of rural parishes where live the haughty squire and plaus- ible parson. There are also recorded in the Canonical Gospels miracles which was attributed to the man Christ, and made much of by his adherents as being one of the powers of His divinity. I submit that this cannot be accepted as evidence, from the fact that the miracles were evidence only to those who wit- nessed the exploit, and not to those who have received the testimony,by hearsay. Prayer is another of those subterfuges which tend to the deprivation of the dignity of man, inasmuch as it never obtains the desired end. 'Tis the imag- inative only who seek refuge in suppli- cation to the unknown God. Shonld a force of circumstance however at another period develop a similarity of the desire asked for in the first place, the conclusion invariably come to, is that the supplication has been ans- wered. Thus prayer can only be com- pared with a hollow echo in a chasm, I knew a person who was very devoted to his religious conclusions, but who through adverse circumstances became the victim of despair. He was first ad. vised by one and tiien another to devote his nights in prayer. This he did for a considerable time, until at last, becoming tired of the continuity of the thing, he threw up the sponge, and determined to act upon his own resources. He has become a Freethinker and is to day an ornament to his profession-that of a Student of Science. I will raturn to the subject in a week or so, when 1 shall add to the matter-God and Soul, what are they ? Ministers of religion, will they face the Atheist in a fair public debate ? Mr Cohen of London will be here on the 13th October when they will be given an opportunity of putting any question on the matter at issue.—Yours, JNO. JONES. The Observatory, Aberdare.
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r Black Lion Square Gatherings. MR. W. TRAINEE. INTERRUPTED. The speaker on the Square, Aberdare, was again subjected to considerable in- terruption on Saturday evening. The chief disturber was Mr. J. L. Thomas, who asked the speaker—Mr. W. Trainer, of the Clarion Van—whether 'he had ever been a railwayman in his life. No re- ply was made, and the question was re- peated several times, amidst cries of order. Several other personal questions were asked by him. A butcher carrying a basket of meat interrupted the speaker by loudly remarking, If you had 21,000 you would put it in Railway Stock." There were cries of "How do you sell your meat?" and the butcher soon disap- peared. After stating that he was pre- pared to answer any intelligent question at the close, Mr. Trainer complained of the frequent interruptions. Why can- not we," he said, "like anyone else, get attention from the police? I can't understand it quite. If a Tory or a Liberal meeting were being held here, that man would be grovelling on its stomach long ago, and the meeting would be allowed to go on in peace." Proceeding with his subject, "The Railway Crisis," he said that in nation- alising the railways £ 1,217,000,000 was the bill they would have to pay. They could not borrow that, but fortunately there was another way. They could give national security to the shareholders in- stead of the security of various diredor". Instead of holding stock in a private ocmpany, those who now owned the rail- ways would hold Government stock There was no railway in the world so ex- pensive as the British railway, which had cost £ 52,000 per mile. The railways had been manipulated by gangs of un- scrupulous men in the interest of every sharp that cared to come along. The landlords had sold their land in excess of its real market value. The lawyers also were very smart. They were paid for being smart. A fool could not enter that profession. (Laughter.) It cost £ 5,000 per mile of railways for legal documents. It only cost < £ 6,000 per mile in India to lay down the railways and everything connected with them. The speaker then went on to give instances of high rates charged by Railway Com- panies on English manufacturers and farmers in carriage on stocks sent from one ] nrt of the country to another, while a mu lower rate was charged on the foreigner. His answer to this was not Tariff Reform, as preached by some poli- ticians, but to tell the railway compan- ies: If you can afford to take foreign meat from Liverpool to London at 25s. a ton, you have no right to charge the Lancashire farmer 40s. for the same pri- vilege." .(Applause.) Mr. J. Jenkins, .who presided, made a few observations, after which the meet- ing closed. »
ABERDARE EVENING CLASSES SESSION 1907-1908. The Committee are prepared if a sufficient number of students present themselves to open the following Evening Classes:— School Subject j Teacher Day Time op'ning. h~ !—1 1 Aberdare [Machine Construction and Mr A. Cryer, M.i.M.E.j Mon. 17.15-9.15'Sept. 30 County Schooli Drawing County Travelling j 1 Lecturer j Applied Mechanics do. I do. 19.20 tot do. I; 10.20 Art Mr F. J. Kerr, Sat. 3-5.30 Oct. 5 Countv Art Master Advanced Mining Mr Daniel Davies,| Tues. 7-S.3Q j Oct. 1 County Travelling .» IiGCturcr I Mine Surveying do. j do. 18.30-9.30 do. Practical Mathematics Mr William Davies,; Sat. 7-9 Oct. 5 Geology do. Tues. 8.30-9.30 Oct. 1 Elementary Mining do. do. 7.30-8.33 do. Chemistry, theoretical Mr W. R. Williams,! Mon. 7-9.30 Sept. 30 B.Sc., ?f advanced do. Fri. 7-9.30 Oct 4 Magnetism and Electricity! do. Tues. 7-8 Oct 1 Woodwork Mr E. O. Williams, Fri. 7.15-9.15 Oct 4 Shorthand & Book-keeping !Mr W.W7. Lewis, B.A. Tues. 7-9 Oct 1 Scientific Dressmaking Miss M. E. Gwatkin; Thurs. 6.45-8.45 Oct 3 Art Needlework j Miss Bell Evans. Tues. 4.45-6.45 Oct 1 Cookery 'Miss C. E. Newman,} Mon. j6.45-8.45,Sept 30 County Travelling Lecturer j French |Mr L.M.Thomas,B.A.i Thurs. j 7-9 j Oct 3 Nature Study jMr A.W.Elliott, B.Sc.! Wed. 7-9.30 Oct 2 Advanced Botany do. Fri. 7-9.30 Oct 4 r Welsh Mr John Griffiths, Mon. & 6.45-7.45jSept 30 In Wed. Conversational Welsh ? do. Tues. 7.45-S.45! Oct 1 Town ConnciliBuilding 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. 7.30-9.30! 2 do. do. 6un. 2.30-4.30' 6 Aberaman Scientific Dressmaking iMiss M. E. Gwatkin,; Sat. 2.30-4.30; 5 Council Schooli do. do. Mon. 6.45-8.45|Sent 30 Ambulance Dr Glyn Jones, Tues. 7.30-8.80 Oct 1 do. do. Thurs. 10.15 to 3 11.15am • Cwmaman Practical Mathematics |Mr William. Davies,' Wed. 7.30-9.30 2 Council Schools Geology do. Thurs. 8.30-9.30 3 Elementary "Mining i do. ) do. 7.30-8.30 do Scientific Dressmaking iMiss Gwen Griffiths1,! Tues. I 7-9 i Oct 2 Ambulance Dr R. F. Thomas, do. 110-12am, do do. ] do. do. 7.30-9.30! do Capcoch Scientific Dressmaking jMiss Gwen Griffiths,; Wed. 7-9 Oct 3 Council School! Cwmbach do. cl o. Mon. 7-9 Sept Ao Council Schooli Ambulance Fri. g-9 Oct 4 Art Needlework j Mrs M. S. James. do." 7-9 do Lhvydcoed Scientific Dressmaking Miss Mav Iiees, Mon 7-9 Sent W Council School! do. do! Tues. 7-9 Oct 1 Cwmdare Ambulance Dr Isaac Banks. Sun. 3.45-1.45 6 Council School; II Abernant Elementary Mining Mr W, Williams. Tues. 7-8 2 Council School! Geology do. do 8-9 do Mathematics do. Fri. 7.30-8.30l Oct 4 Mechanics and Heat do. do. 8 30-9.30 do Scientific Dressmaking Miss G. Griffiths, do. 7-9 do Park Council! Ambulance Dr R. Ryce, i Thurs. 7.30-9 Oct 3 School do. j do. Sun. 13.30-4.45 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 4 Scientific Dressmaking 1,Iiss Gwatkin do. 7-9 'do Elementary do. ? ss C. A. Jones. do. 7.30-9.30 do Elementary do. ? ss C. A. Jones. do. 7.30-9.30 do [Building Construction and Hr S. T. Charles Wed. 7.45-9.45' Cct 2 Drawing 1 Mr I. J. Williams, Thurs. 7.45-9.45 3 Practical Mathematics jMr 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 & Penywain do. Miss L. Thomas, do. 7-9 do Council School' =- FEE: Is. 6d. each subject to be paid on entry. For further particulars apply to the Secretary, Mr. JOHN D. THOMAS, Canon Street, Aberdare.
.J:> The Women of Mountain Ash. A mass meeting of miners' wives was 11 called there a week ago. Five hundred turned up, and at least 200 more sought admittance to the crowded hall, but could find no room to enter. The meet- ing at once put Mrs Potter in the chair, and the pressmen were politely asked to betake themselves outside. When the meeting broke up would-be newspaper interviewers speedily learned that the miners' wives were able to take care of themselves without their help, and that they could keep a secret. Only one thing was certain, and that was that the miners' wives were in close touch with th miners' agents and officials, and promised them substantial help." Rumour has it that the fear of the women's secret" is proving even more potent than that of the tar and feathers. If these same Welsh wives get a clear understanding of the meaning of political blacklegging, the future of the Labour, Party in South Wales should speedily be secure.—Mr W. Trainer in The Labour Leader.
Letters to the Editor. WHY DID HE NOT PREACH? Sir,—What is the reason that the Rev? Evan Isaac was not asked to preach at the Wesleyan Meetings at Hirwain ? Was the statement made by the Rev T. Manuel at one of the meetings correct, and is that to be taken as indicating the reason why the Rev Evan Isaac was not permitted to preach ? Is it not a fact that Mr Manuel was mis-led by another minister ? I should be glad is someone would volunteer to answer these questions, which are asked very frequently in Hirwain and. also in Aber- dare,-I am, WESLEYAN.
THE MANCHESTER UNITY AND THE RELIEF OF DEFICIENCY LODGES. Sir,—May we ask for space to answer and refute statements recently published in the press as to the action of the Man- chester Unity of Oddfellows towards those of its Lodges which happen. unfortunately, to be in deflcieny on valu- ation. The statements which have appeared in the public press to the effect that the members of deficiency branches are in any way deprived of benefits to which they are entitled under the rules of the Society is absolutely untrue. The members of these Lodges receive not only the whole of the benefits which their contribution income provides, but those benefits are supplemented by a large and generous measure of financial relief granted from the Unity Sick and Funeral Fund. This Fund is specially constituted and maintained for the relief of Lodges in deficiency. It was estab- lished by the Ipswich Annual Moveable Conference in 1890. and from that time [ to the jtolkestone A.M.C. this year the funeral liabilites of 7931 members and their first wives have been taken over by the Unity. In the majority of cases the funeral liability of the member is J910, and in the event of the Mife predeceas- ing her husband, a further X5, so that from 1890 to the present time relief has been granted by the Annual Moveable Conference to the deficiency Lodges to an amount exceeding X105,000 of this sum; upwards of X30,000 has already been paid. At the recent A.M.C. at Folkestone, the funeral liabilites of 663 members of Lodges in various parts of the country were taken over at an approximate cost of about £ 8,000. In addition, various cash grants have been made in further help to deficiency Lodges. Many districts of the Order have generously abstained from making any claims upon the Unity fund, preferr- ing to undertake the liability for any of their own Lodges which have fallen into a deficiency, thus considerably reducing the possible claims upon the Unity fund. On the recent valuation of a District which showed an aggregate surplus of X89,282, one of the Lodges voluntarily granted from its own surplus funds the amount repuired to clear off the small deficiencies which were revealed in three Lodges in such District. This is one of many similar instances of relief volun- tarily given by the wealthy surplus Lodges to help the other Lodges in addition to their contribution to the Unity Sick and Funeral Fund. Yours faithfully, ALFRED DEMSEY, Grand Master. WALTER COLLINS, Secretary.
"BEWARE OF INFIDELITY." Dear Sir,—The above is the title of a tract given out by some religious friends at a Secular meeting at Mountain Ash last week. The same tract goes on to warn decent and respectable people against Secularism and Secular societies. Then it proceeds to ask some questions in the following manner: How many hospitals have Infidels built and sup- ported ? How many societies have Infidels for providing blankets, coal, and soup for the poor?" "How many Christmas dinners do Infidels give to the poor and hungry children ?" Could any Christian friend tell me why, if Christ was a Socialist, and all Christians follow in his train, all these things are in existence ? Let us take the first question. Is it consistent with a God of love that we should need any hospitals? Then the second question, How many societies have Infidels for providing blankets, &c. ? This seems a splendid opportunity for those who call themselves Christian Socialists, and who by the way are filling our local I.L.P. Let me answer that question by asking another. Why is it that the conditions of living to-day make it necessary for people to be in want of these things ? One writer remarked that where justice abounds charity is not wanted, and it is quite true. As long as we tolerate the existence of such societies carried for- ward by Christians the longer will we have to wait for the justice which is overdue. Is it not a shame that these poor people should be in need of these things, and in a Christian country too ? This then I say as a Secularist and a Socialist, let us begin to work by re- moving the causes of these things, and not by devoting one's attention to God in his heaven. This cannot be done unless man is prepared to work out his own salvation on earth and learn that to do wrong is to wrong humanity and not god, If we apply the Christian doctrine to our daily lives these charitable in- stitutions will always be in existence, and while there are a few miniature Rockefellers fostering the idea that charity is all that is needed, as long as they preach charity and practise robbery for their own personal benefit, then the longer will people have to wait for what is their proper due. Success to the Aberdare Secular Society.—Yours, &c., Aberaman. W.J.E.
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Penderyn Quarrymen. On Friday Mr Victor Morgan, of Swansea, the secretary of the Gaswork- ers and General Labourers' Union, addressed a meeting of the men working at the Penderyn limestone quarries, owned by Messrs W. Powell and Son, contractors, Hirwain, in reference to the proposal to demand an increase of wages. The matter was fully discussed, and it was resolved to ask for an increase. Much anxiety is felt locally in the mat- ter, as the large majority of the adult population are engaged at these quarries. Meanwhile the men engaged at the sand quarries owned by Messrs N. B. Allen and Co., Brick Works, Hirwain. who came out some two months ago, are, still out, and there does not seem to be any prospect of a settlement, as no at- tempt at negotiating is at present being made.
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