CIN EMA. Crand exclusive Attraction for One WeeK commencing 17th February MADAME along'?" Boni" SARAH BERNHARDT IL IL IN AN ACTRESS'S ROMANCE. nT.ARKE'S THE 1Vf AM, PRICES AS USUAL. =» THE ABERDARE ELECTRICAL Co. Ud I MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL PRACTICAL ENGINEERS AND CONTRACTORS. Maintenanib of Plant and Repairs a Speciality. Complete Installations for Lighting, Heating and Power, Telephones, Bells &-c. Armatures Re-wound. Contractors to all the Local Governing Bodies. A large variety of Lamps, Shades, Pendants, Brackets, and other Accessories always 1 on view at our Showrooms :— 4 HIGH STREET, ABERDARE. + Ring up Aberdare 79 in case of Breakdowns. We employ only Experienced Workmen, and always guarantee all work done by ua to be reliable and honest value. MERTHYR TYDFIL UNION. THE GUARDIANS invite Tenders for the Supply to the Workhouse, Merthyr Tydfil; Pantscallog House, Dowlais; the Training School, Aber- dare; the iottage Homes-Trecynon, Llwydcoed, Hirwain, Abercwmboi, Cwmbach and Bargoed—of Sides of Beef and Legs cut close to the rump. Joint for Officers. Mutton, Pork and Suet. Fish. Bacon (Cumberland Cut). Bread, Flour (Leathertie), Oatmeal (Scotch). Groceries. v Tobacco and Snuff. Potatoes and Onions, and Coal. Out-door Supplies at Merthyr, Dowlais, Hirwain and Aberdare. Beef and Mutton (best quality). Foreign Meat must not be tendered for. The above Tenders to be for Six Months only, viz.. from the 1st April, 1913, to the 30th September, 1913 (both inclusive). Tenders are also invited for Milk, Cream. Straw. Earthenware. Ironmongery. Building Materials. Books, Printing and Stationery. Drugs. Oils, Paint and Glazing. Haulage. Coffins and Funerals. Horsing the Ambulance. Drapery and Welsh Flannel. Rug Wool, Canvas, etc. Boots, Shoes and Slippers. Nurses' Out-door Uniforms. Suits (Men's and Boys'). Materials for Tailoring, and Materials for Shoemaking. Hire of Horse and Conveyancs. Electrical Accessories. These Tenders are to be for Twelve months, viz., from 1st April, 1913, to 31st March, 1914 (both inclusive). Samples may be seen on application to the Master at the Workhouse and School, and of Books and Stationery on application at my Office. Payments Quarterly, but Butchers and Grocers may draw on account once in the middle of the quarter. Printed Forms of Tender, which alone can be received, and which contain the conditions of Contract, may be ob- tained, together with envelopes, in which the same must be returned, on application to the Master at the Work- house, or the Superintendent at the Aberdare Training School, who will furnish all other particulars. Goods not in the above list can be seen in the Forms of Tender. Tenders, with samples (where re- quired) to be sent in on or before Monday, March 3rd, 1913, those for the Aberdare School on the Blue Forms, for the Workhouse and Pantscallog I House on the White Forms, and for the Cottage Homes on the Pink Forms. The Guardians do not bind them- selves to accept the lowest or any Ten- der, and reserve to themselves the right of accepting the whole or any portion of any tender as they may think fit to select, and to accept a Tender in respect only of a portion of the quantity re- quired of any article. The Forms of Tender must be strictly adhered to. Tenders, unless received by Monday, March 3rd, 1913, at 6 p.m., will not be opened. By Order, FRANK T. JAMES, Clerk to the Guardians. 134 High Street, Merthyr Tydvil. u Feb. Ist, 1913. THE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL OF ABERDARE. TO CATERERS & REFRESHMENT CONTRACTORS. THE above Council invite Tenders for the right of Catering ..at the New Refreshment Pavilion, Public Park, Trecynon, including the fees to be received from the lavatories, etc., therein from the 1st of April, 1913, to the 31st March, 1914. Persons tendering must submit a tariff, which will be subject to the approval of the Council. No intoxicating liquors allowed. The Park Bye-Laws and Regulations to be strictly observed. Tenders endorsed Refreshment Pavilion to be delivered on or before noon of the 8th day of March, 1913. The highest or any tender will not be necessarily accepted. D. LLEWELLYN GRIFFITHS. Clerk. Town Hall. Aberdare, February 12th, 1913. Labour News and Notes. Read II Tarian y Cwelthiwr." News and arti- cles of special interest to miners. Current Topics discussed. Latest News given. Price One Penpr.-Ig Cardiff Street, Aberdare. Palmistry, Phrenology and Clairvoyance (THE GUIDE OF LIFE). Madam EDITH OALMAR B.P.I., the celebrated great Welsh Palmist, Holding letters-which may be seen-from Royalty and other prominent persons, 188 Cardiff Road, Aberaman. Hotels and Private Residences visited. Advice given: Love Affairs; Marriage; Business Baths; Diets; &c. Read what the Times says;—" This gifted Palmist is &till to the front." Hours, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fees from Is. -I THE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL OF ABERDARE. TO CONTRACTORS. Hirwain Cemetery. THE above-named Council invite Tenders for the laying out of the above, including road-making, drain- age, fencing, etc., and also the erection of Caretaker's House, Mortuary, Tool- house, Entrance Gates and Walling. Plans and Specifications may be in- spected at the Surveyor's Office, Town Hall, Aberdare, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tenders endorsed "Hirwain Ceme- tery" are to be delivered to me, the undersigned, on or before Saturday, the 8th day of March, 1913. The Council does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. D. LLEWELLYN GRIFFITHS, Clerk. Town Hall, Aberdare, February 12th, 1913. THE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL OF ABERDARE. TENDERS FOR STORES, WORK, &c. THE above Council are prepared to receive Tenders for the Supply of the following Stores, Work, etc., for 12 months, commencing on the 1st April, 1913, and terminating on March 31st, 1914 (with the exception of Hay and Corn, and.Provisions and Meat for Hos- pital, which are for six months only). Surveyor's, Destructor, and Electric Light Departments:—1, Ironmongery, Tools; 2, Smithwork; 3, Drain Pipes, Earthenware; 4, Street Brushes; 5, Paving, Curb and Channel; 6, Portland Cement and Hydraulic Lime; 7, Cast Iron Water Pipes; 8, Oils and Paints; 9 Hay and Corn (Six Months only, up to September 30th, 1913); 10, Coal; 11. Scavenging Hirwain, Penywain and Cwmdare Divisions; 12, Haulage of Metalling and Gravel, various districts 13, Plumbing Work; 14, Shoeing Scavenging Horses; 15, Harness Re- pairs; 16, Oilskin Suits. Clerk's Department:—1, Printing; 2, Advertisements. Medical Officer's Department: 1, Provisions (Six Months only, up to Sept. 30th, 1913); 2, Meat (Six Months only, up to Sept. 30th, 1913); 3, Milk; 4, Vegetables; 5, Fish; 6, Drugs; 7, Disinfectants; 8, Printing; 9, Adver- tisements. Forms of Tender, Specifications, and aU other necessary information may be obtained at the Offices of the several Departments. The Council will not consider any Tender except those on the authorised Form, which must be sent to the under- signed on or before the 8th day of March, 1913, endorsed "Tenders for J » The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. D. LLEWELLYN GRIFFITHS. Clerk. Town Hall, Aberdare, February 12th, 1913. THE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL OF ABERDARE. IN PARLIAMENT-SESSION 1913. A T a Special Meeting of the Urban J\_ District Council of Aberdare, dulv convened and held on the 10th day of February, 1913, it was unanimously resolved by an absolute majority of the whole Council: "That it is expedient that the Urban District Council of Aberdare shall in the ensuing Session of Parlia- ment oppose the Bill intituled 'The Pontypridd and Rhondda Joint Water Board Bill, 1913.' promoted by the Pontypridd & Rhondda Joint Water Board. That the costs and expenses in re- ference to, the opposition to the said Bill and incidental thereto shall be charged upon and payable out of the District Fund and General District Rates of the said Urban-District of Aberdare." Dated this 10th day of February, 1913. D. LLEWELLYN GRIFFITHS, Clerk to the Urban District Council of Aberdare. TO BUTCHERS. THE Simplex Sausage Machine for Sale (Gardener's Patent) to take lOlbs. of meat.—Apply Doughton and Hughes, Ironmongers, Aberaman. MISCELLANEOUS. Ladles, Read This. A DVICE FREE for Stamp.— Mrs M. l\ Stewart's famous female Remedy never fails. Address—9, Guinea-st, Bristol, STROLOGY.-Your future, im- A portant events foretold, mar- riage, partner described, money pros- pects, business, changes, journeys, lucky days, planet, etc. Send birth- date and Seven stamps. — Madame Marion, 4 Robertson Avenue, Edin- burgh. TO BUILDERS. TENDERS are invited for the erec- .1. tion of a House in Milton Street, Cwmaman, for Mrs. M. Wilson. Drawings and Specifications may be seen at my Offices. Sealed endorsed Tenders to be sent to me not later than the 21st inst. J. LLEWELLIN SMITH, M.S.A., LIC'E. R.I.B.A, Aberdarci. 11th February, 1913. Grand Theatre, I ABERAMAN. Lessee John R. Poole. Manager Robert Tebbitt. POOLE'S HIGH-CLASS VAUDEVILLE and LATEST PICTURES. TO-NIGHT at 6.45. A 8.45. ALIX LUKOS The Popular Favourite. Vaudeville's Best Actor Vocalist in Character Studies and New Songs, includ- ing "Faces in the Fire" and "Touchwood." "SILENT" TAIT & AMEE The basiest 11 minutes on record. INEZ & PI M Featuring the Finest Lady Gymnast extant. A Selection of the Newest Pictures, includ- ing the Fine Solax Drama, THE STRIKE," etc., etc. NEXT WEEK: ROBERT MACDONALD95 COMPANY IN'THE Greatest of all Musical Comedies, THE GAY GORDONS FROM The Aldwych Theatre, London. BOX OFFICE NOW OPEN. ONCE NIGHTLY. Commence at 7.30. Doors open at 7. PRICES: Stalls and Front Circle, Is. I;d.. Circle, Is.; Pit, 9d.: Gallery and Back Pit, 6d. Seats reserved at Is. 6d. without extra Charge. 'Phone 15, Aberaman. Haggar's Mountain Ash. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13,14&15 Matiqee oq Saturday at 3 ENORfyOUS ATTRACTION NOIPSH'S MASTERPIECE, A Victim of the Mormons Don't Fail to See It > The Most Sensational Picture Ever Produced. ——— Twice. Nightly, 7 & 9. Prepaid 8mall Advartlsamants inserted at the following apeoially low rate*: One week 4 wks. 18 wks. S. d. A. \1, a. d. 30 worda 0 6 1 6 8 8 4* U i) 2 a o Ul 16" 1 0' 8 0 7 6 loose charges apply only to the fojlow- i■ £ classes of advertiisements -Apart- ments, Situations (Vacant or Wanted), l'u be Let or old, Lost or Found, and Miscellaneous Wants. fteinittances may be made by Poatal Orders or half-penny stamps. if not prepaid double rate will be charged. Advertisement and Publishing Offices, Cardiff Street, Aberdare. TO LET. ROOMS for one or two respectable young men. Central position in Aberdare. Bathroom upstairs, h. and c-Apply, L., "Leader" Office. DWELLING House. Four bed- rooms.—Apply, A. Keast, Unity House, Aberdare. SITTING Room and Bedroom, suit 2 or 3 young men, or lodgings.—93 Gadlys Road, Aberdare. Respectable Lodgings for young man. No children. Centre of town.—Apply, G.O., "Leader" Office. SITUATIONS VACANT. A SMART Office Boy. — Apply, Messrs. C. & W. Kenshole, Solicitors, Aberdare. SITUATIONS WANTED. HIGHLY respectable young person, giving up home, seeks engage- ment as housekeeper to respectable widower or bachelor. Thoroughly ex- perienced. — Apply, H.R., '"Leader" Office. FOUND. FOUND between Trecynon and Cwm- dare, a watch.—Apply, Jones, 6 Bryn Terrace, Cwmdare. WANTED. SLEEPING Cot, loose sides, suit child 4 years. State size and lowest price.-Apply by letter, 19, "Leader" Office. TWO Rooms in Aberdare, furnished or unfurnished, for married couple with no children.—Apply, 23, "Leader" Office. BEDROOM and Sitting Room want- ed by a young man. — Apply, stating terms to G. Hardiman, 69 Monk Street, Aberdare. WANTED by respectable widow in Aberdare, bed sitting .room, with quiet respectable people.—Apply, 20, "Leader" Office. SITTING Room and Bedroom in Aberdare (central) to suit an elderly lady. Rent moderate.—Apply, 21, "Leader" Office Aberdare. A HO USE Wanted. Rent about 30s. per month.—Apply, Mana- ger, Lennards Limited, 16 Canon St., Aberdare. HOUSE and Shop, .in or near Aber- dare* Suit Grocer. Low rent"— Apply, A.J., "Leader" Office, Aberdare. FOR SALE. r- -> FOR Disposal: Share in Mountain Ash Building Club; over £ 60 paid in.— Apply Webb, 6 fewern Ifor Street, Moun- tain Ash. HICKENS.-Pure bred White Wy- J andottes. First Cross Leghorn, Plymouth Rocks, and Buff Orpington. 7s. 6d. per dozen.—Davies, 13 Trevor Street, Aberdare. ABOUT 20 cart loads of splendid soil. Also manure. Delivered, 2s. a load.-Apply, Arthur Hurt, Whitcombe Street, Aberdare. A £ 300 Bond National Benefit, Drawing Section. £ 54 paid in. No roasonable offer refused. — Apply, Oak, "Leader" Office. PIANO, equal to new, cost 35 guineas, sell £ 20. Genuine bar- gain.—Levi Morris, 104 Brook Street. Aberaman.. AMERICAN Organ for Sale. Eight sets of reeds. Cosfc £ 28. No reasonable offer refused. Inspection invited.—Jones, Castle House, ,Aber- cynon. ONE Full-Sized Counter and Window Glass Fittings. Suit sweet shop. Giving up business.-Apply, 84 Jubilee Road, Godreainan. 3 HOUSES in Trevor Street, Aber- dare.—Apply, D. R. Griffiths, Auctioneer and Valuer, Aberdare. EDISON Home Gramaphone and 88 Records, both practically new; L5, bargain.—Bevan, 108 Woodland Street, Mountain Ash. WALLPAPERS from l £ d. per roll. Any quantity, large or small, supplied at Wholesale Prices. Our stock exceeds 250,000 rolls of all classes. Write for patterns -stating what class you require.—(Dept. 147) Barnett Wall- paper Co., Ltd., Knott Mill, Manchester PRINTING OF EVERY DESCRIPTION neatly and promptly executed at forl "Leader" and "Tarian" OMes. )..fdltf JItÚf With which is incorporated the Aberdare Times." Established 1861. Tel., 136. CIRCULATING THROUGHOUT THE ABERDARE AND MOUNTAIN ASH DISTRICTS, YNYSYBWL, GLYN NEATH, AND MERTHYR <fc RHONDDA VALLEYS
Free Churches Conference. The Aberdare Boxing Contest. A conference was held at Nazareth (C.M.) Church, Aberdare, on Tuesday, under the presidency of the Rev. R. Williams. There was a full gathering of representatives from the Welsh Churches.—A letter was read from Mr. J W. Hurt, Market lessee, which stat- ed that the promoters of the boxing contest would not give it up under any conditions.—The following letters from Mr. Keir Hardie, M.P., and Mr. Edgar Jones, M.P., were read by the secre- tary, Rev. T. Eli Evans:— House of Commons, Feb. 6, 1913. Reverend and Dear Sir,—I beg to acknowledge with thanks your favour enclosing resolution on prize-fighting. Such fighting is very brutalising, but v we are up against the same difficulty there as in so many other matters. There is more than one building in London set apart for prize fighting un- der the patronage of educated, rich people, and as these would require to be included in any legislation, the pros- pects of such are somewhat nebulous. In a few weeks from now we shall be discussing the spending of more millions oa preparations for fighting by sea, and so long as the nation is prepared to submit to that it seems like swallowing a carmel and straining at a gnat to make much fuss about two individuals pommelling each other for a purse of inon?y. You will understand, of course, that I am against both.—Yours very truly, il. Keir Hardie." House of Commons, Feb. 6, 1913. Dear Mr. Ei,ans,-While heartily in agreement with the resolution you for- ward to me as to boxing contests, and the need for strengthening the exist- ing law, I gather that the local authori- ties have now indirect powers over buildings, etc., sufficient to act as a strong deterrent if not as a veto. I trust the worst form of the abuses will be suppressed.—Yours faithfully, Edgar Jones." Supt. Rees had written stating that the police had no power to stop boxing ( contests. Any influence, however, that h.? could use with a view to preventing a recurrence of these contests he would bo most pleased to exercise. Lord Merthyr had written saying that he had had an interview with Mr. Hurt, who said that, so far as he was concerned, he had simply let the hall to a syndicate, and that he had no power to stop the contest. If he was indem- nified in the matter, he would willing- ly do what he could to prevent its pro- ceeding. His Lordship felt sure that if it were a mere matter of rent, Mr Hurt would be prepared to forego it. He (Lord Merthyr) had, at the request of the High Constable, done what he could in the matter, and he was sorry that, under the circumstances, there was no possibility of stopping this particular contest, but hoped that nothing of the kind would take place in the future. A long discussion ensued.—Rev. H. P. Jenkins suggested that a letter be sent to Mr. Hurt to show their disap- proval of his conduct.—Rev. T. J. I ritchard took strong exception to the replyef Mr. Hurt, and he proposed "That this conference of the Welsh Churches of Aberdare and district de- sire to voice their strongest disapproval of Mr. Hurt's action in refusing to pro- mise that the Market Hall will not be let for boxing contests in the future unless the churches undertake to re- compense him for his loss; further, that we are opinion that this is an insult to the appeal of a Christian community, who have been his natrons."—Rev. J. D. Rees seconded the proposition, and Rev. J. Morgan supported.—Mr. John Mills believed thnt the extinguisher had been put on these contests as far as Aberdare was concerned. Even sup- porters were sick of the farce they had in their town the previous evening. Councillor W. Rees said that the direc- tors of the Market should also be blamed for letting the market at such a high rental, and from what he under- stood Mr. Hurt would only be glad to get out of the whole transaction.-Afi-. J. H. Powell (High Constable) said it was only fair to the directors that the meeting should know that the Market was let to the highest tenderer.—The motion was carried.—Councillor Geo. Powell was in favour of interviewing the directors, and asking them not to grant a lease again without a clause prohibiting boxing.—Rev. J. Griffiths moved that a communication be sent to Mr. Kenshole asking the directors to meet a deputation representing the Welsh Churches.—This was seconded and carried.—Rev. J. Griffiths would like to know what were the powers of the District Council in matters of this kind.—Councillor Geo. Powell gave a lengthy report of what took place at tho District Council meeting the previous evening, when a protest was carried against the contest. He was pleased to inform the conference that four of the Labour members had voted against the fight.-[A report of the D.C. will be found in another column.]—-The Rev. W. Davies, M.A., was glad to hear from Mr. Powell of the protest of the Dis- trict Council, and he moved, "That this conference tender their thanks and gra- titude to the members for their loyal action." -H eV. J. Griffiths seconded.— This was carried.—Rev. W. Davies, M.A., moved "That the conference ask the District Council to make arrange- ments to purchase the Market for the community."— Mr. Ogwen A1711liams seconded the proposition, and said that the public should own such a place.—-It was decided that this question be left in abeyance for a time.—Mr Lewis moved, and Mr D. Richards seconded that a deputation wait on Lord Merthyr asking him to aid in stopping the boxing con- tests, etc., held on the Fair Grounds.— It was also decided that a deputation wait upon the owners of the different Bioscope Shows of the town and district to ask them not to show the prize- fights in their entertainments.
Welsh Churches and the Contest. At the instigation of the Aberdare Welsh Free Church Council a resolution protesting against the prize-fight at the Market Hall was submitted to all the Welsh Nonconformist Churches in the Aberdare District on Sunday last. The same was unanimously carried at all the chapels. At Bryn Seion Cong. Church, Cwmbach, on Sunday morning, the Rev. R. H. Davies, B.A., pastor, gave three reasons for endorsing the re- solution (a) Because we believe our ideal of manhood to be diametrically op- posed to it. (b) Because we stand, not for the rivalry of men and nations, but for the one uplifting power, which seeks the brotherhood of the human race (c) Bocause we believe that Christ wants the men who excel in physical strength for the incomparably nobler work of His Kingdom.
'T- Hockey. A match was played at the Aberaman Athletic Ground on Saturday between the Aberdare Teachers' Mixed Team and the Aboraman Athletic Club Mixed Team. Keen interest was evinced in this return match, and the supporters of both teams were present in strong num- bers, the scholastic profession, particu- larly, being well represented. Aberdare team started strongly, and before the game was far spent scored their first goal through Mr Frank Notton. This reverse took the home team by surprise, but they soon settled down and gave a bright display of hockey, placing five goals to their credit before the change of ends. After the interval Aberaman continued to press, adding seven more goals before the final whistle. The scorers for Aberaman were: Miss M. Morgan, 4; Miss Jessie Thomas, 3; Mr D. Rice Jones, Aberdare, 2, and Mr Wallie Rake, 3. Final score, 12 to 1.
Grand Theatre, Aberaman. This week again an excellent variety and picture programme has been pro- vided by Messrs Poole. The theatre is crowded each evening. Alex Lukos is a big hit. His "Faces in the Fire" is a I striking number—out of the ordinary in every way. The topical song, "Touch Wood is another big success of his. Silent" Tait and Amee give a very busy performance—the busiest 14 min- utes on record, crowded with all sorts of fancy doings and some reallj clever illusions. A lady gymnast performing on horizontal bars is very uncommon. Inez and Pim are wonderfully clever, and their performance has plenty of dash. The nictures at Poole's are always the very latest and carefully selected. Mr George Parker has now returned to take up his old position as stage man- ager. That ever delightful musical comedy, The Gay Gordons," will be the at- traction at the Grand Theatre next week. In spite of the length of time that has elapsed since its initial pro- duction this play with music shows no sign of diminishing popularity. The music and story are so far aljove those MR. REGINALD SUA HI. AM). of the ordinary musical comedy that one can see "The Gay Gordons over and over again without the slightest tedium, and its haunting melodies come with the g'race of artistic inter- pretation, and with the accompaniments of pretty faces, handsome gowns, and beautiful colour groupings, the music, known wherever music is played, hav- ing a new fascination in such a setting. Its success has become proverbial, and needs no further praise than that it maintains the reputation of Mr Sey- mour Hicks as an author and Mr Ro- bert Macdonald as producer. The com- pany to visit Aberaman is exceptionally strong, and includes many well-known musical comedy artistes.
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Letters to the Editor. "BROCKS" AND "CROCKS." Sir,—Allow me to thank A. Andrew Morgan, whoever he be, for his answer to "Anti-Co-operator" in your last issue. Many Hirwainites were, like myself, offended by the remarks of "Anti-Co-operator" in naming us "Crocks." it is true we are nick- named "Brocks," which js bad enough, but "Crocks" adds insult to injury.— Yours, HLRWAINITE.
WORKMEN AND DOCTORS. Sir,-I quite agree with "Old Work- mam" in his letter of last week, that we as workingmen should be up and doing. on the medical question. What has our executive been doing, are they thinking that the workmen are going to take things in the easy-going manner which they are adopting ? If so, they are making the mistake of their lives. It is about time our agent, Mr. C. B. Stanton, gave us a lead to break the monopoly of the medical profession in this valley. Unless our executive take the matter up seriously, there will be hundreds of young men who will not allow any poundage to be kept back from them. It is time that we as work- men should let the Commissioners at Cardiff know how the Act is being broken in this valley. I am glad the Trades Council condemned the pound- age system.—I am, your truly, FAIR PLAY. Sir,—"A. Andrew Morgan" must be as ignorant of the Hirwain people as he- is of the best way of getting value for his money. I did not call the people of Hirwain "Crocks." (You, Mr. Editor, ought to apologize to me and to them.) I wrote "Brocks," the pet-name given to Hirwainites centur- ies ago, and known to all and sundry excepting the man from Cwmdare. How the "Brocks" must have laughed, for they, being shrewd, knew that "some one had blundered." Andrew Morgan says, "If he finds abuse in the movement, why not become a co-oper- ator and remedy the abuse?" Why, sir. the whole system is reeking with abuse. For instance, read the letter in last week's "Leader" on "Principle and Practice" at the Cwmbach Society's Shops, showing how to get six days' work done in five. Andrew is inside the movement; why does he not remedy the abuse—or, perhaps, I should say the nonsense—of paying 25s. for 20s. worth, and not pretend that it is dividend, when he and all the world knows that it is simply the overcharge being re- turned. Andrew says. "The movement numbers nearly three million members, doing a business of 30 million pounds per annum. What an army of fools these three millions must be, according to Anti-Co-operator." Yea, verily, "and so say all of us." The Good Old Book says, "Surely in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird." No, not in vain, for here are three millions caught in the snare, who went into it open-eved, thus proving their own folly, and reminding us of what Carlyle said concerning fools. Andrew does not deny that the 25s. for 20s. is an 'abuse,' then why on earth do not Co-op. Stores sell their goods as cheap- ly as private traders, and then give a dividend, which is what they pretend to do? Perhaps Andrew will supply the answer 10 this simple question next week, and it it is a correct answer, I will give him something a litcle mo^e difficult later on. I must 'dry up' now, as the rain has ceased, and I must go and mend the "cwtch-glo" and clean my bicycle, ready for a spin on Satur- day; but, Andrew, I shall be anxiously looking out for the "Leader" next week. Au-revoir. ANTI-CO-OPERATOR. [It was the press devil that "blun- dered.—Ed.]
Abernant. # OBITUARY. We regret to record the death of Mrs Shenton, Fothergill Terrace, wife of -Air. Shenton, painter, which occurred on Friday last under ver- sad circumstances. Six little chil- dren are left motherless, two of whom (twins) are only two months old. Mrs Shenton, who was a nativa of Aberdare, was 30 year.- of age. The interment took place o;i Tuesday at Aberdare Cemetery, Rev. J. Robertson, M.A., officiating.
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