BIRTHS, MARRIAGES and DEATHS. DEATH. MORGAN.—On the 19th inst., at the Swansea Hospital, Mary (Mollic). daughter of Mr. W. T. Morgan, of the Newlands, Aberdare, aged 14 years. Funeral Satuiday, arriving at Aberdare. 12.37 train, for Aberdare Cemetery. ACKNOWLEDGMENT. BOSHER—Mrs. Bosher and family, Holborn House, Brondeg Terrace, Aberdare, desire to convey their thanks to all who sympathised with them in their recent bereavement, and to those who so kindly sent floral tributes. IN MEMORIAM. WI LLIAMS.ln loving memory of Annie Laura, only child of Arthur and Sarah Ann Williams, 10 Timothy How, Cwmbach, died Feb. 18th, 1907. Yon are not forgotten, Annie dear, Never will you be; As long as life and memory last We will remember thee. —Dada and Mamma.
Services for Sunday Next. HIGHLAND Place Unitarian Church, Aberdare. Morning at 11 ^Even- ing at 6; Sunday School at 2.30. TABERNACLE Cong. Church, JL \berdare. Services, 11 a.m., and II p.m. Preacher, Rev. J. Morgan Jones, M.A., Pastor. -u ABERDA.RE BROTHERHOOD Green Street Chapel, 3—4. President, Hev. J. "EIIIB. Solo and Orchestra. All men invited.
The Doctor Dilemma at the Mount. The above question is still undecided, and the doctors forced a ballot of the workmen regarding the terms under which they are prepared to give medical attendance to all colliers, the heads of families, and their wives and children. The issue of the ballot was, 2d. pound- age and payment direct from the office, for and aeainst. The result was as foliows:-iieep Duffryn: For, 19o; against, 64. Navigation: For, 64; against, 96. Cwmcynon: For, 177; against, 60. Cwmcynon Yard: For, 74; against, 15. Cwmcynon 2nd: For, 25'2 against, 50. Glyn Gwvn For, 84; against, 32. Nixon's Yard: For, 245; agpinst, 64. Sick Men: For, 84; against, 19. Total Ballot: For, 1371; against, 399; majority, 972. There were 59 spoilt v.otes. The above ballot took place at the latter end of last week against the wishes of the Work- men's Medical Fund Committee. The total number of workmen who voted was 1,829, this being about half the number of workmen employed at Messrs Nixon's Collieries.
The Doctors' Tariff. A meeting of the following medical genilemon, Drs. H. Davies Jones, Arthur T. Jones, and Ben Phillips Jones, with their assistants, was held at Mountain Ash on Wednesday morn- ing. It was decided to issue 3,000 cards to he sent to the workmen at Nixon's Collieries. Each workman who is in favour of discontinuing the poundage system is asked to write his name and address on the card, and forward it to the colliery office. As a substitute to the poundage the doctors propose to .submit to the workmen a tariff which will include the following items:—For every professional visit, 2s.; consulta- tion at the surgery, Is.; cases of con- finement, 1 guinea each; major oper- ations, 2s. 6d. each; and one shilling each for signing medical certificates, the money in all cases to be paid at the t'tnr; of service. A meeting of Messrs. Nixon's work- men's joint committee was held at the Lesser Hall on Tuesday evening, Mr. W. Lovell in the chair. Mr. W. T. Bowen, secretary of the Joint Com- mittee, was also present, with Mr. W. Lee, chairman of the Medical Fund, and the secretary, Mr. Harry Sparey. It was stated that Dr. Cahill, Mountain Ash, was prepared to accept the terms of a 2d. poundage together with a medical committee. This arrangement confirmed, and a sub-committee of 1() men, with power to add, was ap- pointed to make the necessary prepar- ations. if was unanimously decided not to approach the other doctors with a view to ascertain whether they would accept similar terms.
PENRHI WCEIBER. CHAMBER OF TRADL. — The fort- nightly meeting of the chamber was held at the Lee Hotel on Wednesday. T-'ebrn- arv 12th. The following members were p' J. P. Davies in the chair: Councillors T. Evans. ,r. P.. and Evan Morris, Guardian John Williams, and Messrs W. A. Andrews. J. Kauthan, ')'. J. Bryer, T. J. Clancy. E. E. illiams. D. E. Davies, with Mr Marcus Davies. secretary. The following deputation was formed to wait upon the County Court Registrar with regard to the proposal to get a local County Conrt office: — Guardian J. Williams, Mr H. R. Morris, and Mr Marcus Davies. One item on the agenda was: "To discus- the subject of the Fire Brigade before the deputation inect the Council." It was resolved to write the Council for an interview and press the urgent need of a Central Fire Station.—With regard to presiding officers at Mountain Ash District Coun- cil elections, it was resolved to write Mr Linton, clerk, asking him to consider at elections the claims of the lower paid officials and not give the best positions to the higher paid officials.
I Cookery Competitions. The series of ten practical cookery de- monstrations, arranged by Messrs Brown a lid Poison and held at the Memorial Hall, Aberdare, during last week, evoked considerable interest amongst local ladies. Upon each occasion Miss Brighton (diplomee Board of Education t'<>r cookery) lectured to large and en- thusiastic audiences. All the articles made were much admired, and at the close of each demonstration eagerly bought by ladies attending. To en- tourage the art of home baking a com- petition was organised, and as many as 14 ladies competed for the prizes, which '••insisted of presentation boxes of useful cookery utensils. The successful com- petitors wero:-lst, Mrs M. A- Howeils. ■>rK Victoria Square, Aberdare; 2nd, Miss B. Morgan, Telynfa, Aberdare; 3rd. Miss George, 24, Seymour Street; 4th, Miss Annie Lacev, Tynywaun Farm. Several others were highly commended,
Letters to the Editor. A FALSE RUMOUR, Sir,—I wish to contradict a false rumour which has been circulated in this town that I have been a defendant in a paternity case at the Aberdare Police Court. This rumour is entirely without foundation, and has caused me « great deal of unnecessary annoyance and injury. As I have never been im- plicated in such a case, either here or anywhere else, I shall institute pro- feedings against any person who will in future circulate such a rumour.—Yours faithfully, T W. J. POWELL. 7 Bank Street, Aberdare.
Bwllfa Colliers Resume Work On Tuesday at the Treeynon Public Hall, a meeting of the Bwllfa workmen,' Nos. 1. 2, and 3 Collieries, was held. Alr John Leach occupied the chair. The principal speakers were Mr C. B. Stan- ton (.miners' agent) and Guardian John Prowle. Although there were one or two still outside the ranks of the Federation, it wa decided that thn men resume work at once. The traffic men commenced operations that day.
Mr. J. Keir Hardie at the Mount. A meeting was held in the Drill Hall. Mountain Ash, on Wednesday evening to hear an address from Mr J. Keir Hardie, ALP. The Rev. George Neighbour pre- sided, and was supported on the plat- form by Rev. J. R. Hughes, Abercynon. —The chairman referred in feeling terms j to the recent illness of Mr Hardie.—Mr Hardie, on rising, w.ts well received, and referred to the concluding session. in which the Home Rule a.nd Welsh Dis- establishment Bills had been passed by the House of Com mOll" and thrown out by the House of Lords. Twenty one years ago he was returned to Parliament for South West Ham and those two Bills were then before the country. He was very glad to think that—barring acci- dents—those two Bills would become law in less than two years. A second cham- ber was an insult to the intelligence of the electors. Instead of the House of Lords throwing those BilU out. the House of I.ords should have been thrown out itself. A mad dog only got one shot, but the Lords had been granted two. Referring to the Disestablishment Bill, there was only one qnestion on which he had voted against the Government, that was on the subject of provision for the working-men of the clergy—the curates. The Bill, which restored the powers of the Trade Unions, was now in the hands of the Lords for amendment, but when he heard of the Lords amend- ing anything for the working classes he looked on it with suspicion. The Bill when it left the Comntou- was a very poor thing, and would lead to disrup- tion in the Trades Union-, and the Lords' amendments would be more dangerous still. In a little while the Commons would have to go through the whole of those Bills again and then the Lords would throw them out again— fancy chewing the cud for two years be- fore those Bills could actually become law. The Franchise Bill had had to be put aside, because the Speaker saw that if the Bill were amended the women would have got the vote. He wanted the women to have the vote because on humanitarian grounds they understood that cursed militarism which was so rampant throughout the country. Referring to the Railway Strike, he would one day have something more to say about the settlement. A bill was passed in advance to settle the wage of the men, but they had increased the rates and excursion tickets. Now the railways were paying better than before the strike. If the railway companies could not carry on ther business they ought to be taken over by the State, and not run for the purpose of making dividends. He would say just a word to those who had leanings towards Liberalism. Even now there were 50,000 men—not boys--paid less than a pound per week. The Labour Party wished the minimum wage to be 25s. per week. Out of 670 members there were only f) who voted for the amend- ment for 25s. If the Railway Compan- ies had paid that wage. they could have raised the rates and fares to balance matters. He would refer to a small bill, which had some interest for Moun- tain Ash, the Bill to supply necessitous school children with food. Now the children were only being supplied with food during school hours. But the Government could not find time to pass that one clause measure! Were they going to allow Liberals and Tories to decide their issues for them? -No. they must decide for themselves. The Liberals prided themselves on the Insur- ance Act, and he wished at that point to say that the doctors' question would shortly be settled. Tie didn't grudge the doctors anything. He appealed to the doctors on the question of direct payment from the office, and asked them to consider that they lived in an age of democracy, and it was only right that there should be a committee. He did not vote for the Insurance Act because ho was quite assured that a contribu- tory system would tit. most expensive, and cause a maximum of friction. It should have been non-contributory, like Old Age Pensions. Socialism was the one way out of the industrial tan- gle. It meant no masters and a higher civilization for all concerned. I
ABERCWMBOI. DEMISE. Mr David Evans. 95. John Street, passed away suddenly at 9.30 p.m. on Monday last. He leaves a wife ami six children. NEW MANAGER. Mr McMurtrie. ALE., of Bargoed, has taken up the posi- tion of manager at Abercwmboi Colliery of the P.D. Company. ACCIDENTS. On Wednesday morn- ing while following his employment as a collier at Aberaman Colliery, Mr Robert Owen, 3, Abercwmboi Houses, sustained a severe injury to his arm and back owing to a big fall of roof coming upon him.—Mr Tom Jones, 12, Mostyn Street, was run over by a tram of coal nr. Wed- nesday at Aberaman, with the result that both bones of the forearm were fractured and his side and back bruised. Dr Horgan attended to both men
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CWMBACH. DEATH. Mr David Davies, Bridge Road, passed away on Tuesday evening after a long illness. HERE WE ARE at last-cold wintry weather. For this week-end only we are offering the remainder of our Blanket Coats at 10s lid. each, worth 16s. lid. to 29s. lid. We are also showing some very reasonably priced Ready-to-Wear Hats for early Spring. See Windows.—J. M. Evans', Gadlys.
ABERDARE. OBITUARY.—We regret to record the death of Miss Annie Morgan, which occurred at Pontypridd at the residence of her brother. Miss Morgan had re- sided at Clifton Street. Aberdare, for several years, and she was a niece of Prof. R. Howeils, Abernant Road, and Mr HoweUs, Maesgwvn. Both her parents were buried from Clifton Street some years ago. She was a faithful member of Highland Place Church. The interment took place at Glyntaff Cemetery on Saturday last, and the funeral was attended by a large num- ber of mourners, several of whom were from Aberdare. B.VV.T-A.—Dr. Trevor Cory delivered a very excellent address at the monthly meeting of the above association on Monday. He spoke of the treatment of various forms of disease, of contagion, also of the treatment and care of the body, of the necessity of pure fresh air in the home, and during the hours of rest. He said that if we only ac- customed ourselves to open windows at night we would not take cold. Mrs. Walter Lloyd took the chair, ajid re- marked that a course of lectures such as this would almost enable us to do without doctors. A very hearty vote oi thanks was accorded to Dr. Cory. Mrs. Cory also attended the meeting. r Her father, Mr. Richard Cory, has al- ways been an ardent supporter of the Temperance cause. A SALE of the coal business of the late Mr Evan L. Davies was conducted at the Boot Hotel on Wednesday by Mr J. H. James. It was sold for I-vl,8.-)4) to Mr S. A. Tinney, who was in the em- ploy of the late Mr Davies for 13 years. Mr Arthur llenton was the solicitor for th« vendors.
TRECYNON. SPECIAL SHOW of New Season's Goods at Lewis's, the Boot Specialist. Opposite the Post. Office, Aberdare. Boots, .shoes, iin<i slippers in endless variety. In-au: WIS ARE at last—cold wintry weather. For this week-end only we are offering the remainder of our Blanket tt JOs lid. each, worth 16s. lid. to 29s. lid. We. are also showing some very reasonably priced Ready-to-Wear Hats for early Spring. See Windows.—J. M. Evans', Gadlys. N' >1)1 >FA M.I.S. Last Tuesday even- ing a very interesting lecture on Christinas "Evans was given by the Rev. W. T. Francis. Gwawr, Aberaman. Misb Watkin, B.A.. presided and opened the discussion. She was followed by Mrs Holmes, Mrs Evans. and Messrs J. R. Evans, J- King, and the Rev. D. Hop- kin. B.A., pastor. SOCIAL. — On Thursday, February 13th. a tea and entertainment were held by the ladies of Carmel C.M. Chapel. The tables were presided over by Mes- dames ,YL Harris, M. James, M. Powell, M. Bailey, M. George, P. Evans. F. .J"n, and Misses M. Harris, G. Davies. L. Jon. Nina and Muriel Stephens. The cutters were Mesdames E. Davies, L. Jones, A. Evans, and R. Jones. Mr Tout Edwards acted as carver, whilst Mr Edward Evans was doorkeeper. Mrs James. Bell Street, superintended. At the entertainment songs were given by Messrs Ab. James. D. J. Wilson (topical), I). Jenkins, T. J. James, H. R. Mills, E. Wilson, Isaac Davies. and Miss Price. A trio was rendered bv Messrs D. M. James, T. D. Jones, and J. John. Re- citations by Mr lsalle Davies, and a dialogue by Misses L. M. Thomas and P. Davies. A vote of thanks to all work- ers was proposed and seconded Dy Messrs E. Jones and R. Rees respectively. On Friday night a tea was given to the chil- dren. Tim secretary was Mr D. LI- Jones
H I R W A I M. PAY A VISIT to the new Boot Shop. Rock bottom value and endless variety. Boots for fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters. Note address, 1, Canon Street, opposite Post Office. HERE WE ARE at last—cold wintry weather. For this week-end only we are offering the remainder of our Blanket Coats at 10s lid. each, worth 16s. lid. to lid. We are also showing some very rcrtson.ibh priced Ready-to-Wear Hats for Spring. See Windows.—J. M. Kvans', n adlys FOOTBALL. :kt Treharris on Sat- urday last Hirwain Stars played Tre- harris United Reserves in division 5 of the Welsh Ix\ague. The homesters won by four goals to love. The local eleven were.; Goal, Dai Peters; full-backs, Stewart. Jennings, Fred Kemble (cap- tall\); half-backs, W. Sedgmore. M. Burke. W. J. Jenkins; forwards, G. O. Jones W. J. Davies. F. Jennings, 11. Sedgmore, and M. Jones. CO-Ol'ERATlON. — A public meeting was held on Friday evening labt at the Mission l'/»i« under the auspices of the Treoyii'Mi ami Cwmdare Co-operative Society. Ltd., to consider the advis- ability of forming a branch stores at Hirwain. Addressee on the principles of co-operation were delivered in Welsh and English by Mr K R. Wood, of Ton Pentre, and Mr Richards, of Blaina. members of the Western Section of the Co-operative Union." The chairman was Mr David Evans, of Cwmdare, the presi- dent of the Society. It was unanimously pass<*i that a (Jo-operative Branch be established at Hirwain. Several questions were pt to the speakers and satisfactor- ily answered. Both speakers were accord- ed a hearty vote of thanks. A SOCIAL TEA was held at Mount Pleasant English Congregational Church on Thursday last to give a "send-off to M r and Mrs Thomas Johns, who are leaving the village for Aberdare. Both have been faithful members of this rhureh for the last 37 years, and through- out the district they are highly esteemed. Mr Johns has been conductor of Mount Pleasant Choir for many years, and in local musical circles he has taken an ae- I tivo part. After tea selections on the J pianoforte and violin were given by Masters Will and Tom Johnson; solo. Abide with me," Mr George Collier: recitation, Miss Lottie Spacey; song. Mrs Keep. The chairman, Mr J. M. .ron.'t' then presented Mr and Mrs Johns with a marble clock, beautifully in- scribed. Felicitous speeches were made by < .Councillor J. O. George, Messrs T. Reynolds. A. Hodges, and W. Bound. The meeting terminated with the singing of God be with you till we meet again. Mr David George J one" presided at the pianoforte. The departing friends carry with them the best wishes of all Hir- waimtes. PRESENTATION TO A HIRWAIN MAN. — A large number of friends MAN. A, large number of friends gathered together at the New Inn, Rhig- 0, on Saturday week to bid farewell to Mr Gomer Jones, who sailed for America on February 18th. Mr F. Copeland. the chairman, gave a brief address, stating that Mr Jones's friends had decided to present him with a purse as a token of .lein^jnbranoe. Mr Jones, on receiving the gift, warmly thanked the donors. A smoking concert followed, when songs I were given by Messrs W. n. Evans, Glyn Neath, You've got a long way to go Watt James, Hirwain, The Flower Show"; Tally Williams, Glyn Neath, Say Au Revoir"; dialogue, Gomer Jones and Fred Hussey, What became of the nine bob"; songs. Bob Brodie. Hirwain, Mary of Argyle"; Alf. Smith. "The Irish Jubilee"; Jim Brown. Hirwain. Oh! that roasted chicken"; Gomer Jones, I've made up my mind": W. R. Evans, "In the Summer-time Sam Webber, "I'll sing you a ditty"; Tom John. Glyn Neath. Its hard to say good-bye"; Watt James, "I am Fo the OO' H; Tom Francis, If they ask you"; Jim Brown. "A game of draughts"; Sid Ransom, Neath. May fortune on you smile"; Tom Francis, "One touch of nature W. R. Evans, There is murder in the atmosphere" .Tim Brown, "Come over the Garden Wall •, Tom Francis. "Good-night, Mr Kangaroo." MR. KElIt VISIT. Un- der the auspices of the Merthyr Borough labour Association a public meeting was held at Mount Pleasant Church on Tues- day evening, when Mr J. Keir Hardie, M.P., addressed his constituents on the present political situation. The chair was occupied by Mr William Davies. of Hirwain. Mr Hardie stated that if the Redistribution Bill became law Hirwain would be lost to the Aberdare and Mer- thyr Boroughs. The Labour Party had supported the passing of the two great measures of the year, namely, the Home Rule Bill and the Welsh Disestablish- ment Bill for two reasons: (1) Because they were democratic, and (2) because the Bills were just and necessary. Federal Home Rule was hound to come sooner or later. Engiand.Scotlatul. Ireland, and Wales would have their own Parlia- ments, which would deal with national questions only. He had voted for the curates in the Church Bill. Only one Legislative Chamber was necessary. The right of true citizenship for women was prevented through the rejection of the Franchise Bit!. The Insurance Act was passed so as to give medical aid to the working class, men who were unable to pay for such. If the working men were to unite to strike all the other employ- ments of this world would lie idle. The Socialists were trying to c-stablish ]>eace instead of war. and for doing such work they were called Atheists. The Labour Party was going to do great work, and extend further privileges to the working classes. (Loud applause). The speaker, after ably answering some questions, was accorded a hearty vote of thanks by Councillor J..O. George and Mr Owen George. J.P.. respectively. Among others present were: Revs. Cefni Jones, Derfel Roberts, Councillor Idwal Thomas, and Guardian David John Davies. CONSERVATIVE RALLY. Under the auspices of the Conservative and Unionist Asociation a public meeting was held at the Victoria Hall on Monday evening. The principal speakers were Mr J. Conway Lloyd, prospective Unionist candidate for Breeonsliire; Mr Harold Lloyd, prospective Unionist candidate for East Glamorgan, and Mr Ivan Davies, of the National Union. Mr W. Griffiths, chairman of the Merthyr 30r- oughs Conservative and Unionist Associa- tion. presided. There were also present on the platform: Mr and Airs W. R. Edwards, Mrs W. Griffiths, and Mr R. J. Richards, Conservative agent..—Mr Con- way Lloyd severely criticised the Govern- ment especially with regard to the Dis- establishment and Home Rule measures. They were handing over much money and much authority to Ireland. The fact that self-governing Canada was self- supporting was no proof that Ireland would similarly prosper under Home Rule. The Bill would never help Erin financially or politically. Disestablish- ment Bill, he described, as unchristian and criminal. It aimed at crippling the finances of a church that was doing very good work.—Mr Ivan Davies, who stated he was a Pembrokeshire man. and an ar- dent Welshman, then addressed the meeting in Welsh. Why was he a Con- servative ? Because he had found out that Conservatism has done more for Wales for the last ten years than Radicalism. Mr Lloyd George was really dishonest. (Booing.) He told them he was going to benefit the working man. The only man his Act .had benefited was the man who had followed the Radicals for twenty years in search of a job. Had he given them as working men anything? I- .1 (Mr Evan Jones: He has given me 30s under the Insurance Act.) Considerable interruption followed, the audience call- ing out Harold Lloyd" continually, until eventually Mr Davies sat down and Mr Harold Lloyd got up to speak. He said that since 1662 the sum of .1 £ 260,000 had been left to the Church. If this had been the property of the Church for 250 years was it right to take it away now:- If the Church were disendowed tithes would still have to be paid—not to the parsons but to the County Councils. If money left for religious purposes were used for secular objects it would be a grave reflection on militant Noncon- formists. Touching upon Tariff Reform Mr Lloyd said that it was not a political question at all. The Unionists would not tax the food of the people without the permission of the country. The best help to Tariff Reform, was Mr Lloyd George. (Laughter.) He was the best Tariff Reformer of the day. He nassed a good Tariff Reform Act, viz., the Fin- ance Act. In conclusion he (Mr Lloyd) would ask the people of Hirwain to think for themselves, and not vote for Liberal- ism because their forefathers were Lib- erals. (Applause).—A vote of thanks was then proposed and seconded to the speak- ers bv Mr W: R. Edwards, solicitor, and Mr R. J. Richards respectively.—Mr Conwav Lloyd proposed and Mr Harold Lloyd seconded a vote of thanks to the chairman.
MOUNTAIN ASH. KEEP WARM by ordering and wearing one of Tom Davies and Son's winter overcoats—Pryce Street. MOUNT PlSGAH MEETINGS. The annual mwtings of the English Baptist Church, Miskin, were held last Sunday and Monday. The special preachers were the Rev. T. W. Chance, M.A., and the Rev. R. S. Rogers. B.A., Rhos. DEATH. On Tuesday morning Mrs Davies. wife of Police-constable Davies. died in the Cottage Hospital, following an operation for appendicitis. She leaves live little children, and great sympathy is felt towards this police officer, who has onlv been transferred to this district a few months. CONVIVIAL AT CONSTITUTIONAL. —The members of the COllsti H Club were entertained to a grand smoker last Thursday evening. Mr W. Gregory pre- sided. The proceedings commenced with an address by Mr H. N. Sheppard, Peny- graig, on Imperialism." Messrs Hiam Lang. W. Floyd, Moses Jenkins, and Charles Matthews sang. By kind per- mission of Mr Parry, the genial manager of the New Empire. Mr H. Brooks, the musical navvy, and Aliss Ivy Aberdare gave special selections THE PALACE. Haggar's picture .9 theatre at the bottom end of Oxford Street is becoming increasingly popular. owing to the splendid programmes which are presented here nightly by Mr Bert- Ricliaids. the genial manager. To-night and also to-morrow and Saturday even- ings. with matinee at 3 on Saturday, the chief attraction will be A Ride to Death." one of the most exciting pieces ever filmed. The management have also sr-cured an excellent programme for next week, headed by The Black Mark." WEDDING. A very pretty wedding took place at St. Margaret's Church last Saturday morning. The contracting parties were Mr Edgar Moore, son of Mr Alfred George Moore, and Miss Elizabeth limma. Meaden, daughter of Mr and Mrs William Edward James Meaden, 26, Mary Street, Newtown, Mountain Ash. The bride wore a pretty white serge dress with a hat trimmed with large white plumes. The bridesmaid wore nav blue costume and blue hat. The best man was Mr David Beecliam. and the bride was given away by 'Ir J. Davies. The officiating minister was the l'ev. J. Sinnett. Jones. DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT. We announce with 1 egret the death of Mr J. Ma son. Fox Street, Mountain Ash. The deceased was 77 years of age, and had resided in the place for 30 years. He held for many years the position of sides- man at the Parish Church. The inter- ment took place on Tuesday afternoon in the Mountain Ash Cemetery. A short service was held at St. Margaret's, eon- ducted by the Kev. J. Sinnett Jones. assisted by the Revs. Aero 11 Davies. T. J. Morgan, and Ebenezer Jones. The chief mourners were: The widow; Mr Jones, Caerphilly: Air Reynolds, Cardiff, son- in-law; Mr Mitchell, Cilfvnydd; Mrs Reynolds. Cardiff, daughter; Wynford and Eileen Reynolds. grandchildren Mr and Mrs Prosser, Mr and Airs Stride. Mr and Airs Kingdom, Mr John Sager and son, son-in-law and grandson; Mr John and Air Tom Evans. Beautiful floral tributes were received from Mr and Mrs Reynolds. Cardiff; the vicar, [churchwardens, and sidesmen of St. Margaret's; Wvnford and Eileen: Mrs Jones and family. Cardiff; Mr and Mrs William Williams. 'Mountain Ash. and Fellow-workmen of Cwmcynon Colliery. The funeral was furnished throughout bv Mr Frank Mills. otii,rt-A]tY.-Tlie funeral of the late Mr. Thomas Phillips, 79 Woodland Street. Mountain Ash, took place on Thursday afternoon, the interment be- ing at the Maesyrarian Cemetery. The officiating minister was the Ilev. 11. S. Rogers, B.A.. who con.ducted the ser- vice at the house and graveside. There was a very large attendance of friends and sympathisers, including the whole of the colliery staff of the Deep Duffryn Colliery. Dei-eased was an official at that colliery for some 2.-) years, and had worked under the com- pany for <50 years. He was 66 years o: age. The mourners were; Messrs. D. Phillips. Win. Phillips, John Phil- lips. and Ben Phillips (sons). John H. Harpur, Tom Brooks (sons-in-law). John Seymour. Tom Harpur, Jas. Lewis Williams, John Williams, Tommy Phillips. Enos Brooks, etc. A number of floral tributes were sent, including one from the officials of the Deep Duffryn Colliery.
PENRHIWCEIBER. 1)1111)lt of Chapel was occupied Oil Sunday last by Mr Davies, a. student at Brecon College, and a native of Llangennech. PERSONAL. We regret to learn of the continued illness of Airs Davies, wife oi the Rev. Daniel Davies. the respected pastor of Carmel. Airs Davies has just undergone a successful operation. We wish her a speedy recovery. FUNERAL.—The interment of the mortal remains of Mrs. Margaret Finn, 67 Park Street, Penrhiwceiber, took place in Cefn Cemetery on Monday afternoon. The deceased, was years of age. The funeral arrange- ments were carried out by Mr. Frank Mills and JIr. David Evans. CARMEL (Y.I.S.).-On Thursday even- ing last Miss Roberts, Station Terrace, presided. An excellent debate took place oil Postal Delivery on Sundays, pro. and con." The negative was taken by Mr J. Peregrine, and the affirmative bv Mr Handel Davies. The following also took part: — Messrs T. James, H. C. Robert^, J. Davies; Misses S. Davies, A. Thomas, and R. Davies. The negative carried. BETHEL (W-). On Tuesday evening a meeting of the Literary Society was held. The Rev. A. C. Pearce (pastor) presided. There was a splendid debate 011 Is it right for the Church to deal with Politics?" Air Robert Williams took the affirmative, and Mr David Jones the negative. The following members also spoke: -Nte-,srs E. Evans, William Jones, D. Pritchard, Robert Thomas, I). Thomas. J. O. Griffiths, Edward Wil- liams. and Mrs Sarah Jones. In the I division the majority was for the negative. Wednesday night, February 12th, a lantern lecture on India was delivered in the vestrv of M.oriah C.M. Church, Miskin.by Mr Thomas Lewis. Biynderwen. Mountain Ash. The chair was taken by the Rev. R. Gwmryn Jones (pastor). The lantern was manipulated by Mr Davie,, Pryce Street, Mountain Ash. Mr Lewis gave a vivid description of his voyage out and the many places he visitetl in the De- pendency. and the people's mode of living and religious observances. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded to the lecturer, to Mr Davies, and to the thairman. Messrs John Jones and David Jones acted as stewards, and Mr T. J. Davies as secretary. INTERMENT.—The remains of Air. Alfred Thomas, fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. David Thomas, 21a Rheola Street, were interred at the Mountain Ash Old Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. D. Howeils (Bethesda) officiating. Alfred was only 18 years of age. The following were the chief mourners Father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. D. England, sister and brother-in-law; Mr. and Airs. D. L. Thomas, brother .and sister-in-law; Mess'rs. John and Edwin Thomas, brothers; Misses Edith. May, Annie and Hose Thomas, sisters; Mr. David Davies, grandfather; Messrs. John Davies, Evan Thomas, William Thomas, Cwmdare; David Jenkins, uncles; Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas (Toan Dar). Mr. and Mrs. Tom Davies, Mr. and Mrs. G. Cocaine, Mr and Mrs Albert Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. L. Daviefj. Airs. Hannah Jenkins, Mrs. J. John, and Miss John, uncles -& aunts; Misses Alargorie Thomas, M. Jenkins. H, Jenkins. L. M. Jenkins, May Davies, Alary Davies, Mr. D. T. Davies. Mas- ters Alfred Davies. D. J. Jenkins. Tom Jenkins, and Mr. Ben Walters, cousins
ABERCYNON. CARMEL Y.P.S. Oil Wedncvsday night the Rev. LI. A. Jones lectured on Diwygiwr o Le Rhyfedd." The Rev. J. E. Thomas presided. CALFAHIA Y.P.S. On Monday evening a lantern lecture was given oil "Manners and Customs of the East" by the Rev. B. Howells. Mr. J. (). Davies manipulated the lantern. FORWARD MOVEMENT HALL. Papers were read on Sunday evening at the Forward Movement Church by Mr W. J. Price on Howell Harris Aliss I.h-wela James on John Bunyan." and Air W. John on Joseph." DEATH. — Yesterday (Wednesday) the death occurred of Mrs Amelia Jones, Bronlieulog House, in her 74th year. She was the widow of the late Mr William Jones. Formerly she was Airs Parry, and kept the Travellers' Rest, Abercynofi, for several vears. REHEARSAL. The Welsh Aletho- dists of the Lower Division of the Aber- dare District held a children's Cyrnanfa Rehearsal at Tabernacle on Monday evening. Mr D. Humphreys, Abercynon. presided, and the singing was conducted by Mr Isaac Jones. Mr W. E. Thomas catechised the children, and Mr W. T. Humphreys presided at the organ. BIBLE SOCIETY. A meeting of the British and Foreign Bible Society was held at the Forward Movement Hall on Wednesday, the Rev. J. T. AYilliams presiding. The secretary of the local branch, Mr Edward Lewis, delivered his annual report, which was very satis- factory. An address was delivered by the i). E. Walters on behalf of the society. A vote of thanks to the speaker was proposed by the Rev. Morgan Jen- kins, English Congregational, and sec- onded by the Rev. J. E. Thomas, Carmel. INTERMENT. The remains of Airs Miriam Rowlands, 12, New Street, were interred on Wednesday afternoon at the Abercynon Cemetery. Deceased was a faithful member of Carmel Welsh AVes- leyan Chapel, and died at the age of 67. The chief mourners were:—Messrs John and David Rowlands, sons; Mrs Jones, daughter; Miss Jane Jones, Mr and Airs Rees Thomas, Mr and Mrs David James, Air and Airs Isaacs, Cilfyrvydd; Airs Davies, Mrs Morgan. Airs Thomas. Airs Jenkins, Mr and Airs Roberts. Clydach Yale; Mr Zabulon Roberts, Mr and Mrs J. Roberts, nephews and nieces; Mrs Wil- liams, Clydach A^ale; Mr E. P. Jones, Abercynon; Master and Aliss Jones, Aber- cynon; Master Emlyn Jones. Miss Bron- wen Jones, Miss Annie Miriam .Tames. grandchildren. The Rev. J. E. Thomas officiated, assisted by the Rev. J. O. Hughes, Pontypridd, and the Rev. David Morgan, of Ystrad. Wreaths were sent by Carmel Chapel: the family, and Air Davies. MR. ONIONS (Miners' Agent) AT i.VBERCANON.—On Wednesday even- ing a well attended meeting of the Dow- la is-Ca nlift Colliery workmen was held a the Workmen's Institute. Air. Alfred Onions addressed the workmen upon the need of a strong and effective organisation. The benefits of the Mini- mum Wage Act could not be obtained without organisation. The machinery of the Act could only be put in motion by the combined effort of the miners. In dealing with the objection of certain 11 en to joining the Federation, viz., that of destroying individual liberty of I Onions very clearly demon- strated that true liberty could only be obtained iji collective action. No man had a right to adopt an isolated policy which had for its aim individual advant- age at the price of his fellow-worker. The days of individual bargaining had disappeared. Collective action and combination had now come to stay. In organised action and organised policy the workmen could be seen to best ad- vantage. He advised the men to take their organisation seriously, and make it the training ground .for their indus- trial, social and political emancipation. —Mr. Ben Davies (miners' agent), in Welsh, showed the advantages that the Minimum Wage Act had given the workers up to the present time, al- though it was far from being what he desired it.. The act had been the means of giving the men an advance in wages at least equal to 5 per cent. It was decided to commence a campaign against non-unionists. SUNDAY TRADING. — A meeting of the Abercynon Grocers' Association and other local organisations was held on Tuesday evening, the 18th inst.. at the Workmen's I nstitute to further con- sider the movement for the abolition of Sunday trading. Air Tom Jones pre- sided, and among those present were: Air A. Smith (secretary), Rev. D. Ellis Jones, vicar; Rev. B. Howells, Calfaria; Messrs Jaiues R. Davies, J. P. Maddocks, Rees Jones, T. George, Isaac Jones, J. Sutherland, and T. Joy. The secretai-i gave a report of the conference held at Cardiff, in which there had been received over a hundred resolutions in favour of Sunday closing from public bodies in Wales. It. was decided at the conference to refer the question to the Grocers' Association, and that meetings should be organised throughout ftie country, and eventually to appoint delegates to a mass conference to be held soon. The chairman, Mr T. Jones, thought that it would be desirable to call together all organisations, and then approach our AJemljers of Parliament in the matter.— Mr T. Joy stated that an Act dealing with Sunday Closing was now in force, but of little use. It would be well to re- quest the local inspector of police to visit these places where Sunday Trading was being carried on.N,lr J. R. Davies, secretary of the Free Church Council, stated that the Council had decided to send resolutions pertaining to the matter to each chapel on Sunday next.-The Vicar proposed that the secretary request Inspector Angus to visit those traders in the hx-ality who traded on Sunday, and to await his report before they should go any further.—This was seconded by Mr T. Joy. and carried.—Air J. Sutherland asked, Isn't it a fact that grocers at present send out goods early on Sunday morning:- -I'Il(> chairman: "Yes, but that is because people trade after eleven o'clock on Saturday night."—The meet- ing was adjourned until the report of the inspector will be received.
YNYSYBWL. SPECIAL MEETINGS. The last of the series of special services held at the Welsh Church Mission Hall took place on Wednesday, February 12th, when the Rev. D. Davies, B.A., Llantrisant, officiated. NODDFA WELSH SOCIETY. On Thursday evening Air Edgar B. Thomas gave very interesting readings from Rhys Lewis at the above society. Further remarks were made by the pre- sident. the Huw Roberts, B.A., and Air David James. .ILRUSALEM Y.P.S. On Wednesday ewuing Mr < hristopher Hughes, Albion House, read a paper on The Story of 16(!2 and its lessons," and Evans, Town Supply Stores, spoke on lTowell Harris." Further remarks were i.iaiic by Mrs (Rev.) I. Morris and Miss AI. Jones, Rev. 1. Morris. B.A., B.D.. and Air D. J. Rees. Mr John Thomas, vice-president, presided. TA BKRNACLL M.I.S. "Which makes the better husband—a man from the country or a man from the was the subject of a most interesting de- bale at the above society on Friday even- ing. Miss Alarv Jones, supported by Mi-. Edith Edwards, were in favour of the man from town." while Aliss I), (libby, supported bv Aliss AI. A. Evans, pre- ferred a countrv man." Furtli r dis- by Aliss Susie Jones. AA ones, D. J. Tsaac, and R. A. Thomn The Rev. A. B.A., who iv -ided. declared a ma -rit., in favour of the country man." LIBET: YL LEAGUE AND ASS( ICIA- TION. On "Wednesday evening, tb 12th i list., Con 1, ill or rR-v.) E. V. Tid- nUl" Mountain V h. delivered a very in- spi, IIg address on "Liberal Leagues and Lo .d Government" at the Trerobart S'iools. The president. Air G. Gomer. made an excellent chairman. Messrs T: -vor Rogers, D. T. Jannan. B.(' David James, and D. J. Edwards spoke in appreciative terms of the address. ( -unciHo" Tla id TJo;;ers proposed and A1* To! ie.-in l»eva:> seconded a vote of tl -nks to the speaker. The Rev. E. V. T! !man responded, and proposed a vote oi .Iliin' t., the ch',irn'n. which vac sec ided by Mr J hit Wiiliams. I CNERAL. The mortal remains of the late Mr Robert Jones, ironmonger, were interred at Llanwo ino 01] Friday after )t)n. q",e c'lief r-ourners were: Rev. J. F- Jones, B.A. (curate of Aber- cynon > son; Messrs Edward Jones, Aber- cynon. and Owen Jones. Pentre. hl)- thers; .1. E. Jones and D. JT- Jones, Abercynon- J. E. Tb miss, T. C. Ashtcn, and A. B-mnd, Tredegar, nephews; T. Thomas and T. Bowditch. Tredegar, brothers-in-law. Among others present were the R", •■. T. E. Griffiths, B.A.. vicar of Llanwonnu; D. Ellis Jones, vicar of Abercynon; J. R. James. B.A., J. M. Raymond and J. R. Pugh, B.A., curates of Llanwonno; Mr George Evans, lay missioner, and the Rev. D. Richards, pastor of Glyn Street English C.M. Church, Ynysybwl. The deceased was 59 vears of age. THE ORDINATION SERVICES of the Ilev. W. Williams were held at the English Congregational Chapel on Sun- day and Monday. Professor J. Oliver Stephens, B.A., B.D., Carmarthen College, officiated on Sunday, and in the afternoon delivered an eloquent Welsh sermon at Tabernacle AVelsh Congrega- tional Chapel. On Alonday afternoon the Rev. D. Silyn Evans. Aberdare, delivered Ow charge to the pastor. Professor J. Oliver Stephens, Revs. J. Morgan Jones, ALA., Aberdare (secretary of the East Glamorgan Association); J. AVilliamson. Cardiff; John Morris, Cardiff, and others also took part. On Monday evening the Rev. J01 athan Evans, Pen- art h (chairman of the East Glamorgan Association) officiated, and the Rev. A. Jones, B.A., Ynysybwl, delivered the charge to the church. In the afternoon tea was provided by the members of the church, when Mesdames G. Reeves. Rees Lewis, J. T. Davies, J. H. Williams, Charles Davey, Dummer, J. Rees, Alisses Hannah Collins and Eunice Richards presided at the tables. The cutters were Alesdames Brown, Alonks, Packer, and Alessrs T. Grinter and J. H. Williams. The meetings were very well attended.
CEIBER GOSSIP. BY "LOOKER-ON." The private night dens had better be- ware. There is danger ahead. Who was the young gent that slipped by the church end? When will the Shop Hours Act be put in operation locally." Who are those that are crouching at corners? Beware of "stone storm." A certain football trainer has just been paid off. He was sent for "Players" and brought back "Wood- bines.
MOUNTAIN ASH POLICE COURT. Thursday, February 20th.-Before Sir T. Marchant Williams (Stipendiary), Col. Morgan Morgan and Major F. N. Grav. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. — J. Jones, a black lister, in Penrhiwceiber Road, Penrhiwceiber, charged with the above offence, disputed the evidence of P.C. Roberts.—P.C. Harbottle corro- borated.—Chas. Elliott and Mary Jane Elliott gave evidence for the defendant, but the Bench disbelieved it, and fined Jones 40s. and costs or one month.— Stipendiary: Next time I shall send you down for three months. ASSAULT ON POLICE. Richard AY- Owen was summoned for being drunk in Bailev Street, Miskin, and with violently assaulting P.C. George AYilliams, who arrested him on the first charge.—The constable stated he was punched and kicked on the arm. — Arthur Jenkins gave corroborative evi- (lezice.-Defendant was fined 10s. and costs for drunkenness, and 40s. and costs for the police assault. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. —Dd. Herbert, in Henry Street, Mountain Ash, 10s. and costs. PUGILISTS.—AVia. Hay ward and John Wakeley were charged with fight- ing in and obstructing Rheola Street, Penrhiwceiber .—P.C. Harbottle proved the offence. Both defendants were fined 40s. and costs each INDECENT LANGUAGE. John Jones, whose wife appeared for him, was charged with using indecent lan- guage in Penrhiwceiber. P.C. Pugh proved —Fined os. and costs. DEFILING A WALL. Morgan Evans and J. Peregrine, in Penrhiwcei- ber Road, Penrhiwceiber, 5s. and costs taCHlMNEY ON FIRE. — Margaret Marshall was charged with having a smoky chimney.-Fined 2s. 6d. TWO MONTHS HARD.—Wm. Gran- held was summoned by Stanley Hussey for assault. Plaintiff stated he was passing the bottom of Bush Road, Mis- kin, on Saturday evening, Feb. 8th. Defendant asked for a match, and on being given one, asked plaintiff if he could fight. Witness refused, and thereupon defendant violently ^ssau-lted him and knocked him unconscious.—J. Curtis gave corroborative evidence, and also asked for police protection. The defendant had followed him last Satur- day night and threatened what he'd do to* him.—Stipendiary: We'll protect vou. Defendant will have to go to prison for 2 months with hard labour. 1 w ish I could give him 12 months. I' \TERNITY ORDER. Robert Jones was charged on a warrant with owing £ 5 5s arrears on a paternity order, which. Alice Hawlfins, Penrhiwceiber, had ob- tained against him last July. Defendant is a married man with children. He made no offer, and the Bench sentenced him to two months' imprisonment unless he paid a portion in a fortnight's time. HOME IN A CART. Michael Fitz- ••ibbou was summoned for being drunk ami disorderly.—The constable said that defendant was so drunk that he had to be taken home in a (-art.Fined los and 1 A LI LORD BREACH OF CONTRACT. —J esse Brunter, Geoige Beamand, Chas. Davies, Jame s Durbin, Wilhan. Wil- liams. and John Jones, miners of inysy; bwl. were summoned for a breach ot contract.-Mr Kirkhouse Jenkins defen- four of the men. Air Ben Daviee, niL -t-s' agent, being also present, lne Mynaclidv Colliery Co., tne pruswuw^, were ret ^entrd by Mr C. Kenshole- Alr C Keusholc said that some of the de- fendants had refused to take the horses out of the stal on a certain morning. iThree of them did not turn up at all. Williams did co.no but alleged that his horse was not fit to work.—William Kad- i-l Lfie, master ostler at the Mynachdy Colliery, said that some ot the defend- ants complained to him that the horses were unfit to go out. He went a:ld exam- ined the bort-Oi-. and adjusted the collars so H.nt ;;0 pain oiild be caused. The vet. ri narv surgeon had called on the pre- vious Sunday. On January 18th only five or six hauliers came in instead of 13. Tne result was that the colliery was stopped, and the owners had thereby sus- tained a financial loss. There were 22 horses in the stable. Tf ai.ything was wrong with some of the horse- the de- fendants could obtain other horses.—Mr JenKin> cross-examined witness at some length, with the view of proving that the h')Lv-> were in an unfit 'ita' c'OlIt. of the defendants said he lnrI bt en asked to work a horse without a shoe, and he de- clined. He was then told to go out.- William Jones, manager, gave further evidence. On the Saturday morning, Jan- uary 18th. only six hauliers turned up, and these six declared that the horses were not fit to work.—The Stipendiary i"'iinated to Mi- Jenkins that he did not thud- It aeccssun- to call v. itnesses for the defence, as the Bench could not ac- cept their evidence against that of the vet. (Case proceeding.)