Be able to gauge the strength of a temptation thus you will have no temptation to gauge its strength. A Constitution without an aristocracy is a ball lost in the air.—Napoleon.
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Obituary. Ald. David Hughes, Aberdare. Ald. David Hughes, of Clifton St., Aberdare, passed away on Wednes- day night at Llandrindod Wells. 'The popular Alderman had been in in- different health for some time. In the early part of the year, acting upon medical advice, he went on a tour to New Zealand, and returned in April. A few weeks ago he went to Llandrindod Wells, where recently he had to undergo an operation. Eventually complications set in, and death resulted. The late Mr. Hughes was one of the most popular public men in Aberdare. He was a native of Abernant, and came from a highly esteemed family. His brother is Mr. Wm. Hughes, M.E., manager of Abernant Collieries, and another brother is Mr. John Hughes, Aber- nant Road. A sister passed away recently in the person of Mrs. Jones, Bronwydd, Hirwain. The late Mr. Hughes had been for many years a marine engineer, but had relinguished that position sever- al years ago. He was an Alderman of the County Council, and also a member of the Merthyr Board of Guardians. He was one of the first Governors of the Aberdare County School. He took a very keen inter- est in technical education, and his zeal and labour on behalf of the various evening classes knew no bounds. He was chairman of the Continuation Schools Committee. He was ever ready to assist in every way aspiring ana ambitious young men. and many who occupy good positions to-day are greatly indebted to Mr. Hughes for his endeavour on their behalf. Ald. Hughes was an ex-High Con- stable of Miskin Higher. He leaves a widow and two sons, Mr. E. J. Hughes, solicitor, Aberdare, and Mr William Hughes, surveyor, Ponty- pridd.
CWMAMAN. HANDBALL. —A good crowd gathered on Saturday at the Globe Inn Court to witness the final of the handball handi- cap played under the auspices of the Cwmaman Handball Club, the partici- pants being Mr Jack Davies, Globe Row, and Mr Joseph Hanley. Davies con- ceded three points to his opponent. Hanley ran out the winner of a close game by one point, the scores reading: Hanley, 21; Davies, 20. OUTING. On Saturday the chil- dren of Seion Baptist Church, who competed in the recent Scriptural ex- amination of the Welsh Baptist Union, were rewarded for their efforts with a drive by brakes to Penderyn. On reaching their destination tea was served, after which they visited the various places of interest. The chil- dren were in charge of their respective teachers. The weather was all that could be desired. Gifts of biscuits, etc.. were made.by Mr J. K. Lewis.
Aberdare Street Accident, Motor Cyclist Through Shop Window. Yesterday (Wednesday) morning. John Jenkins, grocer, Abercarn, met with an accident in Canon Street. He was riding a motor cycle, to which was attached a side-car. down through High Street, and when near the Constitutional Hall he lost control of the machine, which dashed into an ice-cream shop win- dow, breaking it to pieces. The driver (Jenkins) was seriously hurt, but the occupier of the side-car es- caped. Dr. Scale attended to the injuries of Jenkins, and after some time he was able to proceed home- ward.
How manv deeds the world had want- ed, had the actor said, "I will do this to- morrow." -Russell.
What it Has Cost the Coalowners. A statement as to the cost of the Minimum Wage Act to the colliery owners of the United Kingdom ap- pears in the current issue of "The Economist." The article says that "in individual cases the cost of the Act has already been ascertained, and in these cases the burden has not proved anything like so great as was originally feared. As the subject is one that appeals directly to the Welsh colliery owners, we give the remarks of "The Economist" as fol- low:- "The Act came into operation oil a rising market, and at the time of an international trade boom. That was a coincidence of great advantage to the new measure; and an examin- ation of trade, labour, price, and wage returns shows that during the past twelve months production and" exports have increased, that the advance in prices has enabled every important coalfield in the country, not merely to pay the higher mini- mum rates, but also to increase their general wage rate. Indeed, in some coalfields, notably the federated area and the South Wales coalfield, the general wage rate has been raised to the maximum, and the de- mand for labour in several districts has been considerably in excess of the supply. In estimating the effects of the Minimum Wage Act on labour cost all these factors have to be taken into account. It has also to be borne in mind that the incidence of the Act has been unequal, falling more heavily on collieries where the wage rates were low than on those undertakings where the wages were relatively high before the passing of the Act."
Total Cost. "At this rate the cost of the Act over the entire coalfield will have amounted to between 1'150,000 and zC200,000, while on the assumption that the average cost for the country as a whole has not been higher, the Minimum Wage Act has involved an addition to the national wages bill of the underground workmen of something between zES00,000 and £ 1,000,000. The greater part of this —probably 75 per cent.—has gone into the pockets not of the colliers employed in abnormal places, but of the lower-paid day-wage men, on whose behalf, it will be recalled, the Miners' Federation demanded a minimum of 5s. per day. "Incidentally, the Act has in- creased considerably the efficiency of labour underground as the result of the operation of the working rules which govern the payment of the minimum rates, and in many col- lieries the effect of this greater effi- ciency has fully compensated the employers for the larger expenditure in wages. The next step of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain will be to apply to Parliament for a legislative extension of the minimum principle to men employed above- ground. and this will be one of the principal questions considered at the national conference to be held at the Westminster Palace H)tel."
Aberdare Man's Visit to Cardiff. Cyril Webb (21). of "Tavelock Street, was charged at Cardiff on Wednesday with stealing £ 117s. 6d., a metal watch, and a pair of boots. the property of D. Lloyd, Aber- dare, on July 25th. Prosecutor said he went to the baths, had a few drinks, and went to a cinema with the prisoner, both going later to a Caroline Street Lodging House, where they dept to- gether. As prisoner had no money, witness paid for everything. He al- leged that Webb got up ver7 early in the morning and decampec. John Lennon said prosecubr and another man slept at his restiurant. The other man left early h the morning. He could not swearthat it was prisoner, but it was scmeone like him. Prisoner called his mothe: and Mrs. Sarah Llewelyn. Adam Street. to say that he slept at home en the night in question. He was given the benefit o the doubt and discharged.
A Boon to Ladies! begs to announoe that he has opened a Ladies Hairdressing Sij\J JL JL Saloon at 21 Canon Street, Aberdare, where Ladies can have their Hair Dressed, Cut, Singed and Shampooed by a THOROUGH PRACTICAL LONDON HAIRDRESSER. A Trial Solicited, when the utmost satisfaction is Guaranteed. All kinds of Ornamental Hairwork done on the Premises. Also a Gentlemen's Private Saloon has been added, which will be a Boon to Gentlemen. Note the Address:— The Aberdare Ladies' and Gentlemen's Hairdressing Saloons, 21 CANON STREET, ABERDARE. FURNITURE REMOVALS BY WILLIAM HILL, CARDIFF Rd., Mt. ASH. TEL. 19 The largest Furniture Vans in the District. Well trained men & experienced packers ARTHUR R. JOHN, BUILDER & UNDERTAKER, 118 High Street (Opposite Darran Road), BPNTJUil ASH, Aberdare Parks Amusement Committee. Wednesday, Aug. 6, AT 2 P.M. SECOND ANNUAL MILITARY TOURNAMENT INCLUDING Ambulance Competitions. Magnificent Entry from all the leading Crack Competitors Challlpion Tug-of-War Competition BY THE Members of the Clam. Constabulary Ambulanoe and Boy Scout Competitions. Gates Open 1 o'clock. Admission 6d.; Stand 6d. extra; Children 3d The Proceeds are devoted to providing Free Entertainments in the Park. TURN UP IN THOUSANDS Prepaid Small Advertisements. Inserted at the following specially low rates One week. 3 wkd. 6 wks. s. d. s. d. a. d. 16 words 0 6 1 0 1 6 24 0 9 1 6 2 3 82 1 0 2 0 3 0 40 1 3 2 6 3 9 48 1 6 3 0 4 6 These charges apply only to the follow- ing classes of advertisements :—Apart- ments, Situations (Vacant or Wanted), To be Let or Sold, Lost or Found, and Miscellaneous Wants. Remittances may be made by Postal Orders or half-penny stamps. If not prepaid double rate will be charged. Advertisement and Publishing Offices, Cardiff Street, Aberdare. SITUATIONS WANTED. LADY (young) desires post as Companion or Governess. Usual English Subjects, including French and Music. Disengaged August 18th. — Apply X.Y.Z., "Leader" Office. WANTED. WANTED Girl, about 16 to 18, for Confectionery Stores. — Apply, with references, to Cattells Ltd., High Street, Aberdare. GENERAL Wanted, 15-16 years, good character. — Apply F.A., "Leader" Office. GENERAL (strong) wanted, 19-20 years. Good character.—Apply, T.H., "Leader" Office. WANTED strong morning girl, about fifteen. — Apply L.K., "Leader" Office. BICYCLE. Exchange New J-Plate Camera, or old Violin part pay- ment.—Apply, B.W., "Leader" Office. FURNISHED Sitting and Bedroom. JL Bath, if possible. Aberdare or Aberaman. Full particulars. 14711, "Leader" Office. RESPECTABLE trustworthy elder- ly couple, without children, to keep house.—Apply 61 Jenkin Street, Abercwmboi. WANTED Colliery Clerk (Rhondda). Preference given to one having some experience with pay sheets.—Ap- ply, stating age, wages, etc., with copies of two recent testimonials, Box 29, "Leader" Office. WANTED to Rent House in Elm Grove, Tudor Terrace, or Bron- iestyn Terrace, from October next. Good references. Apply, King, 10 Stuart Street, Aberdare. WANTED a Good General, able to wash and iron, for licensed house.—Apply L.H., "Leader" Office. TO LET, A SEVEN Roomed house and double J\_ fronted shop in main thorough- fare, and near Aberaman Hall. Suit- able for any business. Side entrance. —Apply, E. Wrentmore, George Street, Aberaman. «. COMFORTABLE Lodgings for one gentleman.—Apply, 41 "Leader" Office. DOUBLE Front Lock-up Shop; good position; suit any trade.—Phil- lips, Clarence House, Mountain Ash. A COMFORTABLE Bed-sitting Room. H.c. bath. Very cen- tral. Terms moderate. Apply J., "Leader" Office. MISCELLANEOUS. 5/ REWARD for Information as to the person or persons who sent an insulting postcard to Mrs. Cyril Yorke, 12a, Clifton Street, Aberdare. BOOKKEEPING. — complete corres-1 pondence Course. Text and Exercise Books supplied. Terms strictly moderate, pavable your convenience. Coaching until successful for any Examination.— Particulars. W. D. Jackson, A.I.S.A., Alderman's House, Bishopsgate, London, E.C. FOR SALE. I_PLATE Camera, Telescopic Tri- 4 XT pods, and all accessories, cheap.—Weatheral Cottage, Weatheral Street, Aberdare. SMART Trap, good as new. Recent- ly trimmed and painted.—Apply, Mrs. Shannon, 53 Seymour St., Aber- dare. KQ 59 PEMBROKE St., and 14 l)u« Elizabeth Street—Fried Fish Shop fitted-to be let or sold.—Apply, Winstone Rees, Aberdare. STRONG Hardy Chicks, crossed for Table and Laying, 4/6 per doz.— J. Williams, 8 Cardiff Road, Aberdare. CORNER House, 18 Milton Street, Cwmaman. Well situated for business.—Apply above address. AUSTRALIAN Red and Grey Parrot, acclimatized, 15s. — Apply, 58 Oxford Street, Mountain Ash. NEW Fruiterer's Cart. Suit horse 131 hands. Also second-hand stylish trap, silver-mounted irons, and rubber tyre in good condition. G.S., "Leader" Office. 113 H.P. GAS ENGINE, with all necessary fittings, including tank, silencer, gas bag, etc., etc. 1 5 h.p. I Oil Engine, do., do. 1 3 h.p. Oil Engine, do., do. 1 4t h.p. Gas Engine, do., do. About 70-80 feet of 2-inch Shafting with Pulleys, Plummer Blocks and Wall Boxes. Any of the above Engines can be seen running by appoint- ment.—Apply, Rowe, Engineer, ilir- wain. A SEVEN Room House for Sale in Trevor Street.—Apply 7 'Leader' Office. SECOND-HAND TIMBER, suitable ks for fencing, fowl-houses, and other purposes.—Apply Samuel A. Tinney, Taff Vale Coal Yard (late E. L. Da vies), Aberdare. ply SAWDUST at Is. per sack.—Apply ks Samuel A. Tinney, Taff Vale Wharf, Aberdare. WALLPAPERS from lid. per roll. W Any quantity, large or small, supplied at Wholesale Prices. Our a took exceeds 250,000 rolls of all classes. Write for patterns stating what class you require.—(Dept. 147) Barnett Wall- oaper Co., Ltd.. Knott Mill, Manchester STOCKINGS. STOCKINGS or SOCKS to Order, Refooting neatly executed. — Address, 2 Glanant Street, Aberdare. "THE OLD FIRM "-Established 1886. CASE BROS., ARTISTS IN FLOWERS, 33 QUEEN STREET, CARDIFF. Tel. 1, 623. Telegrams, Case Bros., Cardiff Wedding Bouquets and Sprays. Wreaths and Crosses. Expert Designers. OUR SPECIALITY—10/6 WREATH. Cash with Order. Carriage Paid. Don't Forget-Next Door to Bank. Ring up 623.
IIRTHS, MARRIAGES and DEATHS. DEATH. JACKSON.—At Seaton Carew, Aber- 1 dare, on Saturday, July 26, 1913, after a long and painful illness most patiently borne, Emma, the beloved wife of John Jackson (Worthing- ton's). Interred at Newport, Mon., July 31st, 1913. Semper Fidelis. IN MEMORIAM. PHILLIPS.—In loving memory of Albert James Phillips, of 24 Canon Street, who died July 29, 1909. To memory ever dear. From his affec- tionate Wife and Children. LEWIS.—In ever loving memory of Mrs. Jane Lewis, widow of the late John Lewis, .1 Graig Street, Moun- < tain Ash (for many years treasurer of Rhos Baptist Church), who passed peaeefully away July 31st, 1912, at the ripe age of 82. Y cyfiawn a lawenycha yn yr Arglwydd, ac a obeithia ynddo, a'r rhai uniawn o galon oil a orfoleddant. M.A.
m One after the Other The people of the town and neighbourhood call at our various Establishments to Join our XMAS CLUB. All goods sold by us are obtainable through the ————— Club. ————— R.H. Miles AND SONS. ).htdat Jatht With which is incorporated the "Aberdare Times." Established 1861. Tel., 136. CIRCULATING THROUGHOUT THE ABERDARE AND MOUNTAIN ASH DISTRICTS, YNYSYBWL, GLYN NEATH, AND MERTHYR & RHONDDA VALLEYS —
The New Moderator. Of the Calvinistic Methodist Association. The Rev. Richard Morgan, Tonyr- efail, the new Moderator of the Association, is one of the most valued and unassuming ministers of the "Corph." Born near Ystrad- gynlais in 1844, he commenced preaching at 22 years of age and went through his preparatory train- ing first under the Rev. Thomas Levi (now of Aberystwyth), and afterwards at Maesteg and Merthyr. He entered Trevecca in 1867, and on the completion of his course accepted a call to the English church at Laugharne, where he soon won con- siderable popularity. He was or- dained in the August Association at Cardiff in 1872, and soon afterwards returned to Glamorganshire to un- dertake the pastorate of Moriah, Llwydcoed, Aberdare. Whilst here he actively identified himself with public life, and for a period of nine years he did useful service as a mem- ber of the Glamorgan County Coun- cil. The failing health of Mrs. Mor- gan compelled a removal to Barry, where he undertook the oversight of the Welsh cause, and seven years ago he accepted a unanimous call to the famous church of Tonyrefail. A man of diversified attainments and ac- knowledged ability, he is regarded as a tower of strength in his own pres- bytery, where his services are con- stantly in requisition.
Aberdare Territorials off to Camp. Last Sunday morning the Aber- dare Detachment of the 5th Welch Battalion left for camp. Hundreds of people accompanied them to the station. This year their camp is stationed at Haverfordwest. On Wednesday the 5th Welch as well as other detachments were inspected by General Sir Francis Lloyd, K.C.B., who addressed the troops, and bade them farewell, remarking that this would be his last inspection. Much interest is centred on the inter-battalion Marathon race, which takes place on Friday after- noon, for which a cup, valued twenty guineas, has been presented by the residents of Haverfprdwest. Picked men will represent each battalion, and the detachments will start from the drill field in the following order and time Two o'clock, 6th Battalion Welsh Regiment; 2.15, Brecknock- shire Battalion 2.30, 5th Welsh and 2.45, 4th Welsh. The route will be to Portfield Gate, thence via Sutton, Lambston, and Dunston-lane to Key- ston Bridge, returning by the main road to Haverfordwest and through the town to the drill field.
I Mountain Ash County School. ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP EXAM- INATION, 1913. The following were awarded scholar- ships by the Governors, and not as stated in our last issue:- BOYS. Philip Edmund Davies, Darran Las Mixed. Reginald Harold Heames, Abertat Mixed. John Williams, i-enrhiwceiber. Austin Bevan Jenkins, Abertaf Mixel. Bertie R. D. Sage, Abertaf Mixed. Frank Laycock, Caegarw Boys. GIRLS. May Rees, Miskin Mixed. Hylene May Price, Abercynon Girls Ivy Helen Bradford, Abertaf Mixed Nellie Davies, Miskin Girls. Mary Ellen Kingdom, Newtown Mixed. Alice Enid Masters, Miskin Mixed.
Wonders in Wax. We beg to call the attention of our readers to the important additions; made to D'arc's Waxwork Exhibition in Car- diff. The latest additions include the South Pole heroes, Captain ocott, Captain Cates, Lieut. Bowers, Dr E. A. Wilson, Petty Officer Evans, and others. These form a very impressive group in Arctic surroudihgs. Anotflier addition is Miss Einily Wilding Davison, the militant Suffragette, who lost her life in stopping the King's horse on Derby Day. An attractive and interesting feature daily is Madam Delores' Palmistry. The whole place has been artistically redecorated, and is quite up to date in every respect.
CWMBACH. CONCERT. A most enjoyable even- ing was spent on Tuesday last by the members of the Holiday Club (lower section) at their headquarters, the occasion being to wind up the club previous to the holidays. Th chair was occupied by Mr Gwilym Thomas, who remarked that the club had had a very successful career, and he greatly appreciated the friendship that existed between the members during the past session. Mr Tom Evans also spoke. and remarked that he trusted that the good feeling shown by the members towards one another would continue. Songs were given by Messrs Tom Pugsley, Richard Davies, Austin Lloyd, George Lucas, E. J. Humphreys (encored), David Davies, Will Lloyd, Elias Ruston, David Lewis, Dan Lloyd, Stephen Lloyd, W. J. Williams, David Evan Davies, Will Paver D. T. Davies, Rowland Davies, Dan Evans, D. W. Pugsley, Fred Lewis, James Hill, Will Edwards, Gwilym Thomas, Gwilym Uavrqs, Perry Jones. Impromptu speech by Mr Tom Evans. Turkey Trot by Mr Edward Edwards. Recitation by Mr T. J. Newton. Topical poetry, Mr David Evan Davies. Song, Mr Llew Davies, "Killtrtiey." Song, Mr David Davies. Song Mr Evan Thomas. Recitation by Mr W. Beecham. Song, Mr Tom Evans, H Thora." Open solo competition, 1st, Mr Dan Evans; 2nd, Mr Tom Pugsley; 3rd, Dick Davies. A vote of thanks was proposed to the chairman and officers for tneir services by Mr Tom Evans, and seconded by Mr D. E. Davies. The officers of the club were: Chairman, Mr Gwilym Thomas; treasurer, Mr David Lewis; secretary, Mr D. W. Pugsley.
ABERAMAN. MUSICAL SUCCESS. At the recent examination held at Aberdare by the London College of Music, Miss Margar- et Evans, 371 Cardiff Road, was success- ful in passing the Senior Division for pianoforte playing. The test pieces were Beethoven's Airs and Variations on Nel cor pin and Chopin's Waltz in B Minor. Miss Evans is a pupil of Mr Tom Male, L.L.C.M., of 319 Cardiff Road, Aberaman. WEDDING BELLS. A quiet but pretty wedding was solemnised at Car- mel English Baptist Chapel, Aberdare, on Monday morning last, the contract- ing parties being Miss Gertrude Wil- liams third daughter of Mr and Mrs Joseph Williams, Cardiff Road, Aber- dare, and Mr D. John Hooker, second son of Mr and Mrs John Hooker, 17 Pleasant View, Godreaman. The cere- mony was performed by the Rev. J. Griffiths, Calfaria. Adjutant Dickins, of the Salvation Army, was also present. The bride, who was very neatly attired was given away by her father. She was attended by two bridesmaids, viz., Miss Winnie Williams sister, and Miss Florrie Hooker, sister of bridegroom. .After the ceremony the newly-wedded couple left by an early train for Weston, where the honeymoon is being spent. They are the recipients of numerous and costly presents. On their return they will reside at 42 Pleasant View, Aberaman. A WORKMEN'S HALL AND INSTI- TUTE. The half-yearly meeting of the above was held at the Lesser Hall on Tuesday evening under the presi- dency of Mr William Cojlier, chair- man of the Hall and Institute Com- mittee. The reports of the committee's work for the half-year was given by Mr W. W. Pric.e, general secretary, in a very detailed manner. Mr Price dealt with the alterations that were now proceeding at the Institute re the con- verting of the Lesser Hall to a large billiard hall with six tables, which would when completed rank amongst some of the finest billiard halls in Wales. The purchasing of the Moun- tain Ash Billposting Concern added to the responsibility of the committee, but they were quite confident that success would be the result of their undertak- ing. It was decided to increase the grant to the Industrial Council of the Y.M.C.A. from one guinea to three. The office of assistant secretary was abolished, and a minute secretary ap- pointed instead, Mr W. Warlow being chosen unanimously. It was decided that the ex-chaiman remain as ex- officio member of the committee for one year. The auditors' report was given by Messrs D. J. Phillips and T. B. Price, and was unanimously adopted. The following persons were elected on the committee for the next 12 months: Messrs Sam Evans, D. J. Evans, Lewis Gough Thomas Hamer, David Lewis, T. M. Lloyd, Gomer Rosser, G. Wilcox, and Mr R. M. Evans was appointed as official delegate for the Gasworkers and General Labourers.
ABERCYNON. MUSICAL SUCCESS. At the recent examination held at Aberdare by the London College of Music, Master "Percy Smith, son of Mr Smith, gToeer, of 9 Margaret Street, was successful in gain- ing a first-class certificate for pianoforte playing in the Primary Division. Great praise is due to him and to his teacher. Mr Tom Male L.L.C.M., 319 Cardiff Road, Aberaman, as the pupil has had only two terms' tuition.
Less Than a Penny Per Ton. "We shall not know the actual in- creased cost till the experience of every colliery company in the country has been reduced to figures but in individual cases the cost of the Act has already been ascer- tained, and in these cases the burden of the minimum wage has not proved anything like so great as was origin- ally feared. Mr. D. A. Thomas, the e. d managing director of the Cambrian Combine, authorises us to state that in the case of the collieries falling within the sphere of influence of that combination and employing Jbetween 10,000 and 12,000 men, the added ex- pense necessitated by the payment of the minimum rates has amounted to less than one penny per ton on the output. Moreover, he is of the opinion that the experience of the Cambrian Combine Collieries has been that also of the majority of the other South Wales collieries."
._1_(. __9 Musical Success. At an examination held on July -Ztb in connection with the Associated "Board of the Royal Academy and Ryai College of Music, Miss Nancy Hitchiigs. daughter of Mr Gwilym Hitchings of Mountain Ash, and Master Wilie John Saunders, of Newbridge, Mai., passed the elementary division, ivlises May Thomas, daughter of Mr Isaic Thomas, and Alice Bartlett, cltiugher of Mr Nimrod Bartlett, both )f Mountain Ash, passed the primay division, each receiving a high per- ccntage of marks. This reflects gred: .-ivi.!t upon their teacher, Mr Jonai Rees, A.R.C.M., Abercwmboi, who has not had a single failure up to the pre sent but several have passed witl honours.