The Mount's Morals. BY "INVESTIGATOR." At the last meeting of the Mountain Ash District Council the morality of the town and district was under discussion. Whilst questioning the wisdom of giv- ing publicity to this evil, I should like to state what, as far as a searching investigation goes, I believe to be the facts regarding the much discussed question of the morality of Mountain Ash. In the first place, if there are not substantial grounds on which to base the charges that have been made-and my investigation goes to show there are not—greater harm could never be done to a town. Statements of the kind made are bound to affect closely the in- habitants of the place. This has been the case in Mountain Ash, and the tradesmen and workmen of the district are justly indignant that the place has been singled out for such an unwanted advertisement. The police of the dis- trict are a worthy body of men, and I don't think anyone will dispute the statement that they do their duty. They say (and they are men of experience who have been drafted from other dis- tricts) that the district is as tree from immorality as any other town in Wales, and freer than many. They justly com- plain that those people who profess to have seen this pernicious evil going on have made no effort to check it, nor have they taken any steps to give in- formation to the only body in the town capable of dealing with it. I have gone about the streets—and I assure you I have my eyes open when I walk about— but. notwithstanding statements to the contrary, my testimony is this-that the Mount has reason to be proud of the way the people conduct themselves in the street. Go to some of our towns and see what happens there. The evil, in the streets at any rate, is practi- cally, if not quite non-existent at Moun- tain Ash. I write with experience of seaport towns and industrial inland towns, and having investigated the statements which have been made, I hold that the Mount is enviably free from the slur cast upon it as compared with various other towns which could be named. Mind, I do not say that Mountain Ash is absolutely free from the vice. T would to God this state- ment could be made with truth of any town in the country. No, I do not claim immunity, because I know that whilst humanity is composed, as it is, of good and evil, each town, and village too. for that matter, must bear its bur- den of sin. But this I do say, and for the sake of the good name of the town it cannot be too greatly emphasised, Mountain Ash is better than most populous places I have visited. We are told that the evil is wrought at the rail- way stations and in the trains, and we are given instances which, until I can get better proof than a mere statement, I will not believe. Why on earth do not these people go to the proper quar- ter first of all? To my mind this body, as I have said before, is the police. I have had conversation with people who have visited the place in their business capacity, people who visit practically all the towns of the kingdom in turn, and their testimony is that the Mount is as free from immorality as any town they have visited. I have talked to re- spected tradesmen in the town, and they too, who I claim have the welfare of Mountain Ash at heart, quite as much as those people who have been deriding it.. say that the charge is one that is grossly exaggerated, and calcu- lated to do a lot of harm to the town. With regard to the station charges, I have only to say that I have been to both. and have tried to find out if the charges are true with regard to them, and I have to say that 1 have had no confirmation whatever. Of course there are some people who would find something to complain about even in heaven, so large have their critical bumps been developed, and to them I would say Be sure of your facts. Don't seek notoriety at the expense of a town's good name, and do, for good- ness sake, if you find anything wrong, go to work in a quiet way to eradicate the evil instead of shouting the thing from the housetops. "1-
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Mountain Ash Education Committee. On Tuesday, Mr. William Lamburn presiding. Those also present: Mrs. W. G. Williams, Major F. N. Gray, J.P., Capt. G. A. Evans, J.P., Rov^E. V. Tidman, Messrs. John Powell, Wm. Da vies, George Hall, W. Millar, James Evans, Evan Morris, T. W. Jones, J.P., Noah Bowles, Bruce Jones, and David Rogers, with Mr. Alfred Morgan (Director of Education), and Mr. Salis- bury Roberts (Clerk). Resignations. Mr. W. Benn, assistant at Penrhiwceiber School, sent a letter resigning his position. Ac- cepted. Miss Lizzie Maloney, a teacher at the R.C. School, tendered a month's notice, the reason given being that the salary paid was not commen- surate with the work done. The resig- nation was accepted, and the local managers will appoint a teacher in her stead. Choir's Application.—There was some discussion created by an application re- ceived from Bethel Chapel Choir, Pen- rhiwceiber, for the loan of the school at a reduced fee for the rehearsal of a can- tata.—Mr. Hall wanted to know if any exception had previously been made.— The Director said there had not; but this was questioned by several mem- bers.—The Chairman closed the dis- cussion by stating that they could not discuss the general question without a notice of motion, and it was resolved to grant the use of the school on the usual conditions. A Threat.—There was a letter from Mr. W. Holmes, of the Mountain A-sh Inn, complaining that a summons for the attendance of a little girl named May Thomas, had been served on him, and that he had been fined at the Police Court in connection with the case. The father of the girl was alive. Mr. Holmes said he had explained that the other children in the house were suffer- ing from ringworm. He now claimed a return of the fine and his expenses, or he would take proceedings against them.—The Director of Education said that Mr. Holmes had told the officer that all the children in the house were in his charge, and he was served with the summons as guardian. Major Gray: What is he going to do ?—The Director: Sue me.—Major Gray That's all right, then. (Laughter.)—It was decided to leave the matter in the hands of the Clerk. Another Teacher Mr. Junes, head- master of Ynysboeth School, applied for an additional teacher for the Babies' Class.—A member: Are there any chil- dren under five at the school? The Director Yes.—Rev. E. V. Tidman: What are our regulations?—Director: They deal with children under four. The Director further said that the teachers had been given strict instruc- tions not to admit children under four. —The request of the headmaster was acceded to. Spectacles.—The Director asked the committee for a resolution giving him power to take proceedings against par- ents of children who had been supplied with spectacles, and had not paid for them when they were in a position to do so.—Rev. E. V. Tidman: Who is to decide that question?—The Chairman: In the first instance the Director.—It was proposed that the necessary power be given, but Mr. Hall moved* that a list of the parents should be placed be- fore the committee before proceedings be taken. The amendment was carried by 8 votes to 7. No Seconder.—The Rev E. Y. Tid- man moved "That the word 'untrained' in the committee's resolution increas- ing the maximum salaries of certificated male assistants be deleted. and that they be put on the same footing as the female teachers." There was no seconder, and the motion dropped. Wasting Ratepayers' Money." — Capt. G. A. Evans had a notice of mo- tion on the agenda to rescind a resolu- tion of the Council to send representa- tives to attend the conference of mem- bers and officers of education commit- tees at Weston-super-Mare. In sub- mitting his motion Capt. Evans said it was quite unnecessary to waste the ratepayers' money in sending represen- tatives to these conferences, and it also was a waste of the time of their officials. They could get the report the following morning by buying a news- paper. These conferences were ar- ranged at holiday times so as to provide cheap holidays for the people who at- tended them. If they wanted Easter holidays let them pay for them as he had to do. The Aberdare people were going there at their own expense, and Merthyr were not sending any at al1.- Mr. John Powell said he thought they should send delegates to some confer- ences. But although he did not go all the way with the proposer of the resolu- tion he thought this was one of those conferences which were unnecessary. He seconded the resolution.—The Rev. E V. Tidman said that whilst he agreed with much that had been said. he did not agree with the statement about cheap holidays. It was the only time when the conference could be held. The resolution for rescission was put. and ten voted for it and five against.— The Director then asked for permission to attend the conference as a represen- tative of the committee on the Tuesday. —Several members thought this was a contravention of the resolution just passed.—The Director intimated that he did not wish to press the matter.— Mr. Noah Bowles said that at the last meeting a great cry had been raised against wasting the ratepayers' money, .11 though he thought that cry could be more appropriately raised on other oc- casions. He "moved that the Director be allowed to go at his own expense.— Mr. W. Millar rose to a point of order. —Mr. D. Rogers said they could have a resolution as to whether they would send any representatives at their own expense.—After further discussion the Director asked for permission to with- draw his request.—Mr. Bowles asked for the chairman's ruling on his motion. —The Chairman decided in favour of Mr. Bowles. thereupon Capt. Evans ob- jected.—The Chairman said he had done his: best to conduct the business of the meeting in a fair way, and he wanted the committee's decision on his ruling. —Capt. Evans disclaimed any intention of being personal in the matter.—The motion was put to the meeting that re- presentatives be sent at their own ex- pense, and this was carried by 8 votes to 7. It was also decided that any member should go provided they gave their names to the Director.
Induction at Mountain Ash. On Monday afternoon there was a good assembly of the members and friends of the cause at Duffryn Street Presbyterian Church, Mountain Ash, when the induction of the new pastor, the Rev. E. Burges. took place. The new pastor comes from Porth, where he has had a very successful ministry.— The chair was taken by Mr. Ben Clarke, senior deacon of the church.— The Rev. E. V. Tidman opened the meeting by reading a portion of Scrip- ture, and the Rev. Anthony Lewis (Providence) engaged in prayer.—Mr. H. Herbert, secretary of the church, read letters of apology for non-attend- ance from the following: Revs. J. Phil- lips, Caegarw; R. S. Rogers, Rhos; J. o Jenkins, Noddfa; E. T. Williams, Penrhiwceiber; J. R. Morgan, Trehar- ris: T. Richardson, Mountain Ash; E. Evans, Swansea, late pastor of the church, and Mr. Thomas Davies, Port Talbot, late deacon. Mr. Herbert afterwards gave the history of the call, and Mr. W. Bufton then welcomed the new pastor to the church, hoping they would have a very successful time, and asking the blessing of God upon their j labours.—Mr. E. R. MacGregor, supt. of the Sunday School, in extending to Mr. Burges a hearty welcome on behalf of the Sunday School, said he hoped he would take the Sunday School to his heart.—The Rev. A. C. Pearce extend- ed a cordial welcome on behalf of the Mountain Ash Free Church Council. He asked the new minister to accept a very warm Welsh welcome, and that would be the best thing he could get. The Free Church had plenty of work to do in Mountain Ash if they had the power, energy and the moral courage to do it. They should show greater cour- age in dealing with the life of the town. He felt that the various churches should unite more closely as servants of Christ and combine together to do good.—Mr Hopkin, a delegate from Mr. Burges' old church at Porth, said they had sus- tained a double loss, inasmuch that they lost Mr. Burges as pastor and Mrs. Burges as organist. He hoped God's blessing would rest on them.—The Rev. | W. T. Maddock, Ferndale, as delegate for the East Glam. Presbytery; the Rev. J. Badham, representing the Dis- trist Meeting; and the Rev. J. J. j Thomas, Ton, also delivered addresses. after which the new pastor replied in feeling terms. He said he had con- sidered deeply the step he was taking, and it was only after earnest thought that he had accepted the pastorate. He would do his best, and he hoped for the prayers of the church.—Tea was given to the visitors in the vestry, and in the evening the Rev. J. Morgan Jones. M.A., preached.
CADLYS. OBITUARY. — Mr Jenkin G. Jones, 32, Oxford Street, passed away on I Thursday, February 27th, at the age of 45 years. Mr Jones was a native of 01 Aberdare, and was one of the old pupils of the Rev. R. J. Jones, M.A. Deceased was a member of Hen Dy Cwrdd. He was employed as an engineman at the Powell's Pit Power Station. His work- mates and neighbours speak very high- ly of him, and much s\*mpathr is felt for the widow and children. They were recipients of numerous letters of condolence. The deceased's two bro- thers are well-known Unitarian minis- ters, namely, the Revs. Llovd Jones, Liverpool, and-J. Fisher Jones.* former- ly of Cheltenham, but now at Pre- toria, South Africa. The chief mourn- ers at the interment were:—Mrs Mar- garet Jones, widow; Mrs Martha M. Morris, daughter; Miss Beatrice M. Jones, daughter; Messrs Griffith Jones, D. J. Jones, T. E. Jones, Haydn Jones. sons; Rev. Lloyd Jones, Liverpool. brother; Mrs Howells, Merthyr Vale; Mrs Lewis, Mountain Ash; Mrs Evan Davies, Aberdare, aunts; Messrs John ] Howells, Aberdare; James Howells, inlerthvr, brothers-in-law; Mrs Payne, Aberaman; Miss Alice Howells, Aber- dare Mrs George Lewis, Mountain Ash; Mrs Thomas, Merthyr Vale; Mrs D. J. Jones, Cwmparc; Messrs James Howells, Aberdare; T. Howells, Aber- dare; Evan Davies, Aberdare; D. W. Howells, Daniel Howells, Evan How- ells, Merthyr Vale; George Lewis, David Lewis, Albert Lewis, Mountain Ash; T. Lewis, Mountain Ash; T. Jones. Aberdare,' nieces and nephews. The bearers were: Messrs T. Rowlands (co-worker), T. Richards (winding engineman), John Abraham, Evan Rees, H. Millard, and Howell Thomas.
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Bethesda, Abernant. Cynhaliwyd eyfarfod Cymdeithas Ddiwylliadol yr eglwys uchod nos Ian diweddaf. Darllenwyd papur gan Mrs. K. L. Jones at- "Joseph a'i Frodyr." Cafwyd papur rhagorol. Dechreuwyd y eyfarfod gan Mr. C. Morris. Cymerodd y rhai canlynol ran: Mr. C. Morris, Mr D. J. Foiey. Mr. Mattary, Mr. D. Enoch, Mr. Griffiths (Coedcae), Mr. John Bowen, Mr. L. J. Davies, Mrs. Janet Barclay, a Mr. Dd. Marshall (llywydd). Pasiwyd pleidlais o ddiolch- garweh i Mrs. Jones am ei llafur.
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Up and Down the Valley. MOUNTAIN ASH. HALF-YEARLY SERVfCES. The Baptist community at the Rhos Chapel held a very successful series of meetings on Sunday aud Monday. The services were well attended throughout. Ex- cellent sermons were preached by the Revs. R. S. Morris, Cwmavon, and W. R. Watkins, M.A.. Llanelly. J;100 AIM. The members of the Duffryn Street Presbvterian Church, where the Rev. Edwin Burges has just take up his ministry, are doing their utmost to reduce the debt on the edifice. They have aimed at £ 100, and have come very near hitting the mark, and have great hopes of getting there shortly. Al- ready over £90 lias been secured. Ex- celsior THE VISIT OF THE WELSH CHAMPIONS. Great interest' was manifested by the sporting public at the Mount in the visit of the Welsh H ugby champions (Swansea) on Saturday. There was a good crowd at the ground, and they were well repaid. If this in- terest could be sustained the Old Firm would again come back to their own. COLLIERS' ESCAPADE. At the Aberystwyth Police Court on Friday Bertram Davies, 25, Henry Street, and William Edwards, Seymour Street, Mountain Ash, colliers, were charged with stealing two towels from the Cam- brian Railway carriages on Tuesday. The accused admitted taking the towels, but said they only wanted tô keep them to have another wash. They were bound over. A second charge of the alleged stealing of two bottles of whisky from the refreshment rooms was not pro- ceeded with. THE CYMRODORION of Mountain Ash and district celebrated Gwvl Dewi on Friday evening with a tea and con- vivial gathering at Mr Lane's Tea Rooms. Mr W. r. Williams, M.A., pre- sided over the meeting, and patriotic speeches and songs were given. There were present at the f unction: —Misses M innie Hughes, Gwen Hughes, R. Harris, E. :1. Evans, B.A., M. Evans, S. Edwards, M. J. Edwards, L. Davies, E. John, B.A., B. Davies, S. M. George, A. Davies, A. J. Edwards, S. Blodwen Edwards, B.A., M. Richards, E. Davies, Mesdames T. Richards, Pugh, Davies, Jenkins, Howells. Thomas, and Edwards. Revs. J. Phillips, J. O. Jen- kins, W. Davies, A. C. Pearce, R. S. Rogers, B.A., and T. J. Pritchard, Messrs Mathew George, O. T. Hopkins. T..7. Howells, D. Davies, T. J. Hughes, R. John, D. Williams, D. James, Cornelius Lewis, R. A. Edwards, Emlyu Jones, I). J. Griffiths, David Phillips, Jenkin Thomas, W. H. Atkins, and H. Lloyd. Bardic addresses were given by Mr D. James (Gwyrosydd), Mrs Ed- wards, Rav. R. S. Rogers, and Rev. J. O. Jenkins, whilst the musical part of the programme was supplied by Miss S. M. George, Miss S. Jones, and a recita- tion by Mr W. H. Atkins. It was a most pleasant event. I
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Pat turns tory. Mishter Iditor,— An' have ye seen the Major, sor? Shure, an' Oi misilf wint to the mating in the Hall on the noight of Friday lasht wid the special purpose of hearing the gintleman spake; but Oi was dissapoint- ed in that rispict. Faith man, it's a foine spaker the Major is, sor, an' its improving he is iviry toime; but ye musht understhand it was chairman he was to be on this noight. Oi shuppose ye understhand what Oi mane, whin Oi say that it manes the boss of the show —the skipper, if ye loike. Whin Oi was going up the steps to the Hall Oi mit Mishter Tom Howells. Good even- ing," says Oi. "How are you?" says he. Shure, an' we spoke about the weather an' the stars; an' Oi balave we stharted to count them. Oi know Oi heard someone say eight plain enough, whin Oi says to Tom, "An' its toime for the mateing to commince." "They are detained," says he. "Shure now, an' will ye ixplain who he is?" says Oi. H" stharted to laugh, sor, an' Oi com- minced to ask misilf what the divil was the matter whin he said, "The spakers had not come; they were at another mating." An' do ye know Mishter Howells, sor? It's a foine gintleman he is, an' secretary of the Constitution- al Club too, ver honur. Shure, an' lie takes it all quite cool. Shure man, an' the sthrange thing is, he never seems to be in a hurry, an' yet everything goets off mosht swately, even whin put- ting a head-stock on one of the locos or picking a wagon up wid a jack to put a new spring under, jist the viry same calm, cool an' collected; but, begorra, lie has an eye like an hawk. "Its al- roight, George, mi bhoy, Oi know; an' the viry nixt toime ye go to the smith's shop, don't ye be so foolish as to be telling ivirybody that Pat is working in that particular shop. An' are ye cer- tain, mi bhoy, Oi don't loike for the hhoys to have the laugh over yersilf whin they foind out? The smith's shop is alroight, mi bhoy; an' shure, if ever ye want a Woodbine, ask Tom Sim- monds for one, an' Oi fale certain he will oblige if lie can; an' shure now, if he fails, ask Mishter Wakefield." Well, sor, to git back to whire Oi was before Oi sthopped in the place where Oi foind misilf at the prisint toime, Oi was sthanding in the passage smoking whin Oi noticed two gintlemen, an' in to the Lesser Hall theyv went. Says Oi, "Shall Oi go in after thim?" but jist thin Oi noticed another door up the other end of the room. Says Oi to mi- silf, "If Oi go in this way they will be asking misilf to address the mateing," an' slhire Oi wint in the other wav. Whin Oi got in thire was a young gintle- man spaking, an' as Oi was sitting down he sthopped. "An' what's the matter?" says Oi. "Why?" says Mr. Isaac R. Jones. "He is sthopped," says Oi. He ixplained it to misilf, an' Oi thanked him. A gintleman got on his fate to spake a few words. Oi rubbed mi eyes an' pinched misilf to make shure. Bedad man, Oi was dis- sapointed, it was not the Major. Its surprised Oi am, yer honur, Oi was spaking to him in the week, an' he said he would be there. Its a wonder he did not 'phone to let misilf know. "Nivir moind," says Oi, "the motor is bust- ed." The chairman says, "Oi am not Major Gray, Oi am his substitute." Shure, an' Oi knew he was not the Major; and says Oi to misilf, "There are some who do not." No. I. Introduction of speaker by chairman as briefly as possible. The gintleman refered to jumps at once, an' stharted to spar in a mosht beautiful fashion. Shure, an' he comminced the round viry, viry quiet indade; but shure man, after he warmed to his work, he let drive right an' left. It was a trate, an' he finished up as fresh as a daisv. End of Round No. I. Few brief remarks by the chairman and introduction of the other gintle- man. Round No. II. This round opened very tamely indade; but, begorra, be- fore it was viry old, Oi said to misilf "We are in for it, Pat, mi bhoy." Be- dad, an' here was a foighter, sor, an' a slogger too, yer honur. Talk about yer short jabs, upper cuts, swingers; shure, an' he nearly gave the knock-out. Shure man, he played the gintleman all through, but a foighter for all that. It was a trate, an' Oi thoroughly injoyed it, an' Oi know the ladies did. Be- gorra. they did look nice an' swate; an' faith man, Oi heard one young colleen say that so hoped it would not be long Ifelore they had another, an' in a big- ger place too. Shure, an' there would bo no excuse thin, at all at all. Oi musht say Oi was surprised to see such a few prominent Mount Conservatives prisint. Slnire, an' Oi wonder if they went to the Miskin. Oi hear thire was a grate mateing thire; an' shure now, ever since that noight Biddy says its toime for misilf to reform, an' Oi ba- lave its roight she is. Oi have been towld. sor, that Bridget an' Charlotte are goin' to join the Second Battalion of Window Smashers. An' do ye know what Oi mane? Shure, an' they call thim the Suffragettes. Bedad man, an' if they do, what a divil of a toime we shall have in Napier Strate. It will be grate,viry grate. Well, yer honur, Oi think Oi will now sthop. Your obadiant servant, PATRICK RAFFERTY.
A Statue of the Archdruid. In his address to the children of Ynyslwyd Schools, Aberdare, last Fri- day, the Rev. H. Williams, Nazareth, referred to the excellent example set by several localities in Wales in erecting statues to commemorate the genius of their most distinguished sons, and pointed out that Aberdare had just fol- lowed suit in erecting a memorial to Lord Merthyr in the Public Park. Now, however, that we had started, he sug- gested that Aberdare should go further, and do homage to others who have shed luajtre upon our community. Amongst other worthies he mentioned the name of Dyfed, the Archdruid of Wales. He reminded the children that their seliool was situated right opposite the old col- liery at which Dyfed worked when first he started on his poetic career, and that hard by within a few doors of the school was the house in which lie lived at that time. What an inspiration for them, then, in their lessons to think that whenever they looked out through the windows, and saw the old Blaengwawr tip opposite, thev should see the spot -e, where our most distinguished poet to- day had once been employed as a poor collier lad! And what an inspiration to passers-by if a suitable memorial in honour of him were erected just inside the wall of the play-ground, to remind the present generation of children and others of his noble career, and what other sons and daughters of the people might do by cultivating the best that is in them. It was a suggestion, lie said, well worth consideration.
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