TRUNKS, HANDBAGS, DRESS BASKETS, GLADSTONE BAGS. New Stock just received for Holiday Season. See Windows. Pegler's Stores, ABERDARE.
Obituary. It was reported that Mr.. Fox, part- ner in the firm of Messrs. Fox and Bate- man, who are the Council's engineers in connection with the construction of th* Penderyn Waterworks, had died. The Chairman said that the Council deplored the loss of Mr. Fox. His ser- vices had been greatly appreciated by the Council, for he had been their ad- viser for the last 8 years. He (Mr. Morris) moved a vote of condolence with the family of deceased. Mr. D. Rogers seconded, and re- marked that he could testify to the straight-forward manner in which Mr. Fox had advised the Council at all times. The motion was carried in silence.
Newsagents and Shop Hours Act. The minutes recorded that a deputa- tion, consisting of Mr. John Powell (Penrhiwceiber), Mrs. Grier, and Mrs. M. A. Pughe waited upon the Council, and had stated that their requirements were, firstly, an extension of the clos- ing hour to 9.30 p.m. each evening, and, secondly, the entire abolition of the compulsory half-holiday. The com- mittee considered that this was a totally different application to that contained in the petition which had been sent to the Council, and the Clerk was instruct- ed to report whether the Council had any power to abolish the half-holiday, and the deputation were desired to for- ward another petition stating exactly what their requirements were. The de- putation had agreed to do this. The Clerk now reported as follows:— "If the Council are satisfied that a majority of the shopkeepers (not shops) of this class wish to be exempted from the obligation to close on any weekly half-holiday, they must make an order exempting the shops of this class, pro- viding the area is not nnreasonafejj' small. But even when such an order has been made, and a shopkeeper is not required to close early, he must still give his assistants their half-day's holiday each week. Every shop assist- ant in every class of shops must be allowed a half-holiday once a week. The rule applies whether the shop is re- quired to be closed on a weekly half- holiday or not, and a member of the shopkeeper's family employed by him in the shop as a shop assistant must be given a half-holiday in the same way as any other shop assistant. It is not necessary that an assistant should al- ways be given his half-holiday on the same day in each week, nor is it neces- sary that all assistants should be given their half-holiday on the same day, but the employer must put up a notice in his shop stating the day or days on which each assistant is to have his half- holiday, and such notice must be post- ed in a position where anyone affected by it can easily see and read it, and it must be posted up not later than the Saturday before the week in which it is to have effect. If the Council find, owing to there being the required majority, that they have no alternative but to make an exemption order for this particular class of shops, it will be necesary to make an order revoking the present weekly half-holiday order so far as it relates to this class of shops." The Clerk added that the position at present was that these shopkeepers must send in a further petition to the v Council. No further petition had yet been received. Mr. J. Powell moved that the matter be deferred until a second application was received. This course was agreed to.
Penrhiwceiber Post Office and Weekly Half-Holiday. The Penrhiwceiber Chamber of Trade wrote enclosing a resolution passed by them to the effect that while they had no objection to giving the employees at the Penrhiwceiber Post Office a weekly half-holiday, it would be a serious m- convenience to discontinue the evening delivery on Thursdays. Mr. G. H. Hall said that at the last meeting of the Council this question was referred to the Penrhiwceiber Ward members. A Ward meeting had been held, and this meeting considered that a half-holiday could be granted without inconveniencing anyone. He submitted that this meeting was more represen- tative of the feeling of the district than was the Chamber of Trade. Mr. Bruce Jones observed that a half-holiday had been in force at Aber- cynon Post Office, and so far he had not heard a single complaint from the public. Mr. W. Lamburn moved that the view of the Ward meeting be accepted rather than that of the Chamber of Trade. This was seconded and adopted.
Mountain Ash District Council On Tuesday, June 24th, Mr. E. Morris, J.P., in the chair. The other members present were: Dr. R. D. Mor- gan, Messrs. Thos. Jones, D. Rogers, Griffith Evans, Noah Bowles, T. W. Jones, Wm. Evans, James Evans, G. H. Hall, W. Lamburn, J. Powell, and Bruce Jones, with Mr. J. M. Linton (joint clerk), Mr. F. Stock (account- ant) and Mr. W. G. Thomas (sur- veyor).
Penderyn Waterworks. The contractors of the above wrote that no foundation had yet been pro- perly laid in one portion of the water- woks. The extra cost of excavations now amounted to £ 876.
"Model" Byelaws. The Clerk reported the receipt of a circular letter enclosing a copy of model byelaws. The Surveyor remarked that they were almost word for word the same as the Mountain Ash Council byelaws. With regard to the height of rooms, the "model" byelaws provided for 8ft., whereas Mountain Ash asked for 8ft. 6in. Mr. Thomas Jones suggested that they reply to the L.G.B. stating that Mountain Ash were in advance of the "model" byelaws. The suggestion was agreed to.
Streets Taken Over. The Surveyor submitted a list of streets which the Council had recently taken over. Dr. Morgan asked if Church Street, Ynysybwl, had been taken over, and the Surveyor replied in the affirmative.
Complaints. Dr. Morgan moved that the Sur- veyor be asked to report on the state of the pavement in Abernant Terrace, Ynysybwl, and other matters. Mr. James Evans seconded, and the motion was agreed to.
Seats in Streets. The Surveyor reported that he was making arrangements to have three seats placed in Aberdare Road, Moun- tain Ash. Mr. T. W. Jones said a resolution was passed three years ago to place seats on the common at Abercynon. Nothing had been done. I Mr. Bruce Jones: The order has gone I to Germany, I suppose. (Laughter.) Mr. Rogers: Tariff Reform again. The Surveyor promised 10 make en- quiries. Mr. Wm. Evans suggested that seats bs placed at the back of Ty Twyn. Mr. Noah Bowles: Who is he? (Laughter.) Dr. Morgan: We want a few seats at Ynysybwl, too. Surveyor: They are there. Dr. Morgan: I don't mean the Park —I mean on the roads up at Mynachdy. I move that we place a few there. Mr. Bruce Jones: I move that the Surveyor report, first of all. Mr. Thomas Jones: I second that. Mr. Jones' motion was agreed to.
Brook Stream Stones. The Surveyor reported on the com- plaint of John Watkins, Allen Street, regarding stones which the Council had taken from the Brook Stream, and which he claimed. The Surveyor said that the Council men were clearing stones from the brook periodically. If this would not be done the result would be that they would have a flood, like the one which happened some 20 years ago. Mr. J. Powell moved that a reply to this effect be sent to Mr. Watkins.
Fire Brigades. Mr. R. L. Berry, Aberdare, hon. cap- tain of the Aberdare Fire Brigade, wrote in reply to a communication from the Mountain Ash Council offering to undertake the work of training the members of the Mountain Ash Fire Brigade, Abercynon Brigade, and Ynys- ybwl Brigade, for t40 a year, the mini- mum number of drills to be 36 each year, 12 in each place. The Chairman mentioned that the Penrhiwceiber Brigade did not want outside aid. Mr. G. H. Hall: What they object to is for anyone to come in and interfere with their arrangements. Dr. Morgan: Penrhiwceiber Brigade consider themselves efficient, I suppose ? Mr. W. Lamburn: They "claim" to be. Dr. Morgan But I am afraid they are not. Mr. Bruce Jones was in favour of ac- cepting Mr. Berry's offer. If the business was not taken in hand at once it would fall in pieces very soon. He moved that Mr. Berry's offer be ac- cepted for two years, 3 months notice to be given on either side to terminat-e the contract, after the expiration of two years. Mr. J. Powefl seconded, and the motion was adopted. The efficiency of the Penrhiwceiber Fire Brigade was again mentioned, when the Chairman invited the mem- bers to Penrhiwceiber to see the Bri- gade. Dr. Morgan: Will there be a ban- quet? (Laughter.) Mr. Hall was of opinion that the trainer of the Penrhiwceiber Brigade ought to receive some remuneration, and he proposed a resolution to that effect. He was told that he would have to give a notice of motion. The Surveyor reported that the re- quired number had been obtained for Ynysybwl Brigade also for Abercynon two short at Mountain Ash. Dr. Morgan We must get compulsory service at Mountain Ash. (Laughter.)
Miscellaneous. The tender of Messrs. Williams Bros., Ynysybwl, for constructing a footpath, was accepted. The amount was R31 2s. Mr. T. W. Jones urged the need of placing a lamp on the curve near the Old Thorn, Abercynon. Mr. Hall referred to some awkward styles on the road leading from the old Parish Road to Llanwonno Road.
Desecrating Craves, etc. Mr. W. Lamburn wished to call the attention of the police to the damage that was being repeatedly committed fit Maesyrarian Cemetery. Flowers were being torn and stolen from graves, and things were taking place there that ought not to take place. In Victoria Park, too, there was need of police vi- gilance, for there was a lot of curd-play- ing and gambling being carried on there. The Clerk promised to write to the police.
Fevers. The Medical Officer reported that during the last fortnight there were three cases of scarlet fever, three of diphtheria, and 1 of erysipelas in the district.
A Fencina. Col. M. Morgan, on itchaJl of Lord Aberdare, wrote with reference to a wire fencing which had been neglected by the Council. The Surveyor was instructed to re- pair it in accordance with the terms of the lease.
Appointment of Medical Officer of Health. At a special meeting of the Council held last week, Major Gray moved, and Capt. Evans seconded, that the Clerk bo instructed to write and offer, subject to the approval of the Local Govern- ment Board, the appointment of Medical Officer of Health and Medical Superin- tendent of the Isolation Hospital to Dr. R. Llewelyn Williams upon the follow- ing terms Salary as medcial officer of health, tIO0 per annum, rising by four equal annual instalments to P.200 per annum as medical superintendent of the hospital £50 per annum. The above salary to be in addition to his salary as School Medical Officer, which post he will still retain. Salary to be exclusive of travelling expenses. Dr. Llewelyn Williams to undertake not to engage in private practice or in private business, or without the consent of the Council hold any other public office, and that he will reside in the district.
National Children's Homes. A Street and House-to-House Col- lection on behalf of the National Chil- dren's Home, Chief Offices, 104-122 City Road, E.C., has been arranged to be made in Aberdare during the week ending July 5th. The Home was es- tablished 44 years ago by Dr. T. Bow- man Stephenson, and from a small house in South London it has grown to be one of the largest child-saving Insti- tutions in the country. Its primary purpose is the saving and training of destitute children, but in its various branches the orphan, crippled and afflicted are also received without dis- tinction of creed or locality. A well equipped Sanatorium for children threatened with consumption is the lat- est development of this good work, and excellent results have followed this commendable enterprise. The Home has branches in London, Lancashire, Birmingham, Farnborough (Hants), Cheshire, Isle of Man, York- shire, South Wales, Hertfordshire. Al- verstoke, Chipping Norton, Oxted and Canada. More than 2,000 are now be- ing cared for. The children receive a good elementary education, and not a few have taken scholarships and passed London and other University Arts and Science Examinations. Excellent Farm Colonies at various branches en- able boys and girls to be trained in farm and dairy work, and printing, tailoring, shoe-making, knitting, desti rnd laundry work are also ta uih-t. Ocq Over 2,500 have been emi- grated to Canada. 10,000 have passed through the Home since its commence- ment, 95 per cent. of whom have done well. Reports and full particulars of the work can be obtained on application to the Principal, Rev. W. Hodson Smith, National Children's Home, 104-122 City Road, London, E.C. We understand that 250 children have been received from Wales and Monmouthshire. The collection is being organized by members of Green Street "Wesleyan Church.
Sale of Newlands, Aberdare. At the Boot Hotel, Aberdare, on Friday, Mr. J. Barron Pascoe sold the detached residence, Newlands, Hirwain Road, Aberdare, held (with other pre- mises) for 99 years from January, 1893, ground rent £ 6 10s., of which £3 10s. will be apportioned in respect of this lot, at £ 510. The mines and minerals, with full powers of working the same, were excepted. The policy of assurance, dated Janu- ary 30, 1902, for £ 1,000, with profits, effected with the Commercial Union Assurance Company (Limited) upon the life of Mr. William Thomas Morgan, aged 46, annual premium ze27 17s. 6d., payable in December of each year (re- versionary bonuses amounting to £ 199 4s. have been declared to December. 1912, on this policy), was sold for £625. The policy of assurance, dated April 21, 1909, for tl,000, with profits, effected with the Phcenix Assurance Company (Limited) upon the same life, annual premium £ 34 9s. 2d., payable in Janu- ary of each year (reversionary bonus amounting to £ 34 has been declared as at December 31, 1910, on this policy), was sold for £ 525. The policy of assur- ance, dated May 18, 1897, for £ 500, with profits, effected with the Royal Exchange Assurance Corporation upon the same life, annual premium £ 13 19s. 2d., payable in January of each year (re- versionary bonuses amounting to £61 15s. have been declared to December 31, 1910, on this policy), was sold for £315. The policy of assurance, dated December 20, 1892, for £150. with pro- fits, effected with the London and Lan- cashire Assurance Company on the same life. annual premium £3 3s., pay- able in December of each year (rever- sionary bonuses amounting to £19 10s. have been declared to December, 1912, 01 this policy), was sold for £ 125. The policy of assurance, dated May 19. 1904, for £100, without profits, effected with the Prudential Assurance Company (Limited) for the benefit of John Wm. Morgan, who was born on March 8, 1904, and payable on his attaining the age of fourteen years, annual premium £ > 17s. Id., payable in May of each year, was sold for £ 50. In the event of the said J. W. Morgan dying before attaining the age of fourteen years, the company will return all premiums paid, but without interest. The solicitor was Mr. T. W. James, Swansea.
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Educational Notes and I Comments. I Schoolmasters-Fiction and Fact. BY ALPHA." It would be an interesting study for any budding litterateur to search the literature of England and Wales for the multipled instances of the caricatured schoolmaster. Dickens would provide a rare hunting ground, for the Victorian schoolmaster pro vided admirable matter for his ex- aggerative pen. Scarcely a book of Dickens which lias not somewhere within its covers some scholastic ab- normality—now without an arm, now without a leg occasionally the personification of gentleness, oftener the incarnation of ignorance and brutality-the earliest exponent of the "Right to Strike." The chief characteristic of the old schoolmaster was that whatever he missed in scholarship he made up in thrashing. "My master whipt me well," said Johnson. Without that I should have done nothing." One of his masters,. Hunter, used to say after punishing a boy, "And this I do to save you from the gallows." It was one of the first articles in their creed to believe that sparing the rod meant spoiling the child. That noble class is long since departed, and well is it that they cannot see the milk and water generation which to-day exists. I am tempted to picture the old Welsh schoolmaster, but I shall leave him (or as much of him as is there) to his well-deserved rest. Many a romance is wound round the schoolmaster of the past, but who would in England to-day make a hero of a school teacher? He leads his simple hum-drum life left severe- ly alone by the romancist, but cut and criticised by the realist. His story never becomes a poem, nor his life a six-shilling novel- But be figures, aye and prominently too, m many blue books. Considering ti.e number of these authoritative "sup gestions" is it any wonder that occa- sionally he reflects this predominant colour ? One of the very last pamphlets issued by the L.C.C. reminds teach- ers of their colossal ignorance in English. Teachers commit such un- pardonable blunders as to confuse Dante with D. G. Rossetti. There are what our press calls "lively bits" —and to think that the education of our children is in such incapable hands! It makes one shudder! The latest of the critics, Dr. Rouse, might make one's hair stand on end in five minutes, as he poses like some modern Isaiah doling out woes upon the children of Britain. It almost makes one feel as if "The Decline and Fall of the British Em- pire" had already become an accom- plished fact. It is not to be denied that these criticisms are based on substance, and we mind not the light if kindly shed. But we have no pa- tience with exaggerations. Well might we refer our critics to Scrip- ture and ask them, "Do they reap where they did ngt sow, and gather, where they did not seitter 7" The' supreme fault with our teachers is that they fall short of omniscience. The State education of a teacher to-day ends where it should begin. He is given two years in which to be- come proficient in two dozen sub- jects, and small wonder that these crammers mix up the epochs, as this "lively little pamphlet" (which is itself not free from grammatical errors) tells us they do. Provide a more generous scheme of education, place it within the reach of all and then note the results. As it is I should like to note two facts 1. In the recently published list of Wranglers, consisting of thirty-one, it happens that nine at least are the products of the Elementary Schools —not at all a bad result for the beg- garly built and miserly manned schools of our country. 2. In an article in the "British Weekly" a week ago Mr. Chiozza Money wrote "I make it a practice of visiting Elementary Schools as I go about the country, and I am bound to say that, on the whole, we get much better value than we de- serve in the teaching profession. The theory of underpayment runs through it all, and teachers and taught alike are schooled in the maleficent con- ception of a necessary poverty, out of which a few may emerge by climb- ing on the shoulders of others. It is beggarly pay for work the most im- portant that the nation needs to be done. The wonder is that the salar- ies offered command as good quality as is actually secured." That from an independent authori- ty may appeal where my corroded pen fails. These two facts seem to show that the teacher should turn critic, and rightly should reprimand those who visit our schools in the same spirit as the prospective buyer who de- mands the whole concern for 6|d. on the plea that it is a "6id. Bazaar."
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From a woman's point of view, a man with a broken heart is always more in- teresting than one with a broken nose. Trotter "I don't owe you R5. do I?" Barlow: "No." Trotter: "Well, I say, old man, I'd like to."
The Demonstration. I Mishtor Iditor,— Shure, an' its in the town of Moun- tain Ash ye should have bane on Thursday of iasht week; it was a grate daye. Before Oi commence to spake about it, sor, Oi musht saye that Oi arrived back to Cadwalader Strate on V\ ednesday from the town of Swansea, an' Oi injoyed misilf thire, an' Oi had grate fun, an' Oi shall tell ye all about it next week; an' for the prisint Oi musht wroite about that big word on the top of the paper. Oi was sitting down hav- in' some fish an' chips for tea whin Oi heard the band play. "An' says Oi to Biddy, "what's up f' "Don't know,' says she, "go down an see." So Oi did for once take Mishter Asquith's advice an' walked to the bottom of Fountain Strate to "Wait an' See." At lasht the band came along, and thire was a grate crowd on the side of the road watch- ing thim. Says Oi to a gintleman ¡ sthanding nixt to misilf, "An' what I is the matter? Its the bhoys of the Church of England, an' the ladies, too," says Oi. "Yes, an' the ladies, too," says he, "demonstrating I against the Disestablisment an' Dis- endowment Bill." "Thanks," says Oi. Begorra, an' thire was a crowd, sor, an' they had thire banners, an' shure thire was one it was a trate it hit the nail on the head roight enough. Its spuds ye are at New- town, mi bhoys. Oi noticed one thing, sor; it was a procession of men an' women. Oi don't shuppose thire were forty boys an' girls under 14 years of age thire at all, at all; an' takin' into consideration the weather it was grate. Bedad, an' Oi have knocked about a little bit, an' Oi musht say that in the town of Mountain Ash they say the Church is the church of the rich an' not of the poor. Shure, an' the answer was to be found in that demonstration. Are the bhoys from the smith's shop rich? They wire thire. An' are the bhoys of the carpenter's shop rich ? They were thire. Are the bhoys from the Yard rich at all, at all ? An' Oi noticed almost iveryone of thim had a badge, an' Oi have seen one of thim since thin, mi bhoys, an' they are viry nice. Oi musht say, sor, the same as 6i have said before, Oi don't understhand one set of so-called Christians at- tacking the other. Oi musht admit Biddy says Oi don't know much, but Oi do know this that it would be much better if the attacking party were to teach in their places of wor- ship good sound 0hristian principles, instead of trying to create a faleing of hatred an' malice which Oi say musht surely follow, an' Oi am cer- tain that is not a faleing which should exist betwane two Christian bodies foighting for the same com- mon cause against the same common enemy, an' hoping for a bright an' happy hereafter. By what Oi under- sthand, the duty of a minister of re- ligion is, an' no one knows better than those who profess that office to- day, their duty is "The salvation of souls." an' not to try an' pick ivery little flaw in the past lives of their co-religionists. Try an' make yer pulpits a place wherefrom the Word should be explained in its fullest sense for the bettering of mankind, an' not make as many are in the prisint day, political platforms. What Oi am, does not matter; who Oi am is the same; but what won- der is it the Athiest scoffs an' sneers, the waver is still an' will continue to waver betwane two opinions. Shure, sor, an' is it any wonder that many turn round an' say afther all is said an' done, Christianity is only a myth. It is no wonder at all. at all. In conclusion let mi say Oi was glad to see the bhoys turn out so sthrong, an' ready to defend what they beleive to be roight. An' Oi am certain that if the attacking party were attacked in the same way (an' it may be their turn), don't ye think, sor, they would fale it very much the same ? Oi think they would, so in conclusion let mi advise thim, "Do unto others as you would be done unto."—Oi am, sor, your obadiant servant, PATRICK RAFFERTY.
Association Football. BY "SPECTATOR." Speculation has been rife in the dis- triet for some time as to whether the town of Sweet 'Berdar will be repre- sented in the football world for season 1913—14. All doubt will now be set at rest when it is stated that the Direc- tors, in face of all difficulties, intend running a club, and they hope that lovers of the soccer code in and around Aberdare will rally round them to a far greater extent than was the case last season. Several of the players who donned the Dare jersey in the last term are anxious to again sign up, and with a strong half-back line, no fears need be entertained that the team will not be i i the front rank of South Wales I Clubs. The following is the Town's fixture list in Southern League matches :— 1913. Sept. 6-Llanelly Away. 13—LlaneUy Home. "O-Barry ]Flonie. Oct. 4-Croydon Home. 18—Pontypridd .Home. Nov. 1—Ton Pentre Home. 15—Newport Home. 22-,Stoice HoFne. Dec. 6-Abertillei-y Away. 20-f,uton Away. 25-Treharris Away. 26-Barry Away. 27-Pontypridd Awav. 1914. Jan. 3-Stoke Away. 10—Swansea Away. 17—Newport Away. Feb. 7—-Caerphilly Home. 14—Luton Home. 21—Ton Pentre Away. 28—Abertillery Home. March 7—Mardy Away. 21—Swansea Home. 23-<—Brentford Home. 28—Mardy Home. April 10—Brentford Away. 11—Crovdon Away. 13—Treharris Homo. 18—Mid-Rhondda Away. 25—Mid-Rhondda Home. 27-Caerphilly Away.
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