ABERAMAN. WE HAVE all colours in the New Sponge Cloth for Dresses.—J. M. Evans, London U arehouse, Aberdare YNYSLWYD (B.). The Rev. C. J. Pipe, A.R.S., Abercrave, ministered at Ynyslwyd on Sunday last. DEPARTURE. Mr. Mesach Lewis, formerly newsagent at Cardiff Road, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, some time ago, has now been followed by his wife and children, and Miss Griffiths, sister-in-law. They left Aber- aman on Wednesday for Avonmouth, whence they sailed'in the afternoon.' They take with them the best wishes of a large circle of friends. MINING. — At a colliery firemen's examination held at Swansea recently, the following obtained their first class eertificates: -Messrs. Evan Hughes, 18 Cynon Street; Isaac Batten, Ednevile Jeffreys, 347 Cardiff Road; W. J. Knight. 34 Sunny Bank Street; W. H. Bowen, 15 Regent Street; W. Howard John, Gwawr Street, and David Evans, 39 Jubilee Road. They were coached by Mr. D. S. Davies. Cardiff Road. PREACHING SERVICES. On Sat- urday evening, Sunday, and Monday last the half-yearly preaching services of Gwawr Baptist Church were held, when the special preachers were the Revs. W. Trevor Jones, Llanellv, and Taliesyn Williams, Pontyberem. Power- ful sermons were delivered to large con- gregations throughout. The singing was under the conductorship of Mr Tom Williams, whilst Mr. William Griffiths was the organist. PROPERTY SALE. Messrs John Howell, i'.A.i., and Joe Edwards con- ducted a very successful sale of pro- perties at the Swan Hotel on Thursday evening last: 29 Hill Street was sold to Mr. Hopper for .£168 10s.; 32 Hill Street to Mr. Thomas for £130; 13a Regent Street to Mr. Malpas for ;elgo; 14b Regent Street to Mr. Burrows for ~187Street to Mr. Bryant for £ 170; 29 Margaret Street to Mr. Adams for .£171. Mr. John Howell sold ^°-.32r £ urre Street to Mr. Thomas for £ 15o. Ihe vendors' solicitors for lots 1 to 6 were Messrs. W. T. Howell and W. Thomas, and for lot 7 Mr. W. T Howell. DEATH AND INTERMENT. Mrs. iT hs £ ..Wife of John Griffiths, 1 Gladstone Street, passed awav on Tuesday, the 5th inst. Deceased' had rested !n Abercwmboi for manv years. She was Dr. Finney's caretaker at the old surgery m Bedford Street for a long perio 1. She was in her 64th year, and leaves a husband and two daughters. The interment took place on Saturday last at the Maesyrarian Cemetery, Mountain Ash. The Rev. H. P. Jen- m.s> karon, conducted the service, assisted by the Rev. J. Bowen Davies, Abercwmboi. The appended were the Mourners: -First coach, Miss Alice riffith8 and Mrs. William Lewi sisters; Mrs. Jones, Mountain Ash, sister; Mrs. Peter Jones, Fochriw, cousin; Mrs. Edward Lancy, Ystrad- mynach, niece; Mrs. Thomas James, P.D. Farm, Abercwmboi, niece; 2nd M^ J" Williams, Mrs. A. Mortimer, Miss Sarah Jones, and Miss £ ^y omrth, nieces, Mountain Ash; Mrs. Toward Davies and Miss Frances Rees, v!r?^are' 3rd coach, Mrs. (Dr.) t inney and Miss Wager; 4th coach, frs. Stanley Humphreys and Mrs. S. Parker cousins; 5th coach, Mrs. Wil- liam Thomas and Mrs. William Thomas, Mountain Ash, cousins; Mrs. Carden, Y nysddu; Mrs. Badham, Aberaman; Mrs. Beynon, Mr. and Mrs. Rees Lewis, Aberaman, and Mr. and Mrs. William Rees, Abercwmboi; Miss S. Hum- phreys, Mrs. B. E. Davies, Miss M. H. Lewis, Mrs. D. T. Davies, Aberaman; Mrs. J. Howells, Nelson; Mrs. Samuel Jones, Mrs. Lukey, Mrs. Phillips and Mrs. Jones, Aberaman; Mrs. Williams, Penrhiwceiber, friends. Following the hearse: Husband; brother; Messrs. William Lewis, son-in-law; Ed. Lancy, James H. Smith, Thomas Phillips, Johnny Williams, A. Mortimer, and Seth F. Morgan, Mountain Ash, nephews; Stanley Humphreys, Arthur Morgan, Sam Parker, Ed. Thomas, William Thomas, William Thomas, Mountain Ash, cousins; Edward Davies, nephew; George Carden and William Knight. Wreaths were sent by: (1) Husband and family- (25 Dr. and Mrs. Finney; (3) Mrs. Wager and family; ,r" Gilrov; (5) Mrs. Jones, sister; (6) Mr. and Mrs. Carden; (7) Dr. Finney's servants; (8) Mr. Pugh and family, Abercwmboi- (9) Nieces, Moun- tain Ash.
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TRECYNON. A SPECIAL display of Millinery this week at reasonable prices to suit all pockets at J. M. Evans, London Ware- h°HEk DY*'CWiDD. The pulpit of ^eh°levW"f. Llwt5- — On Wednesday and Thursday evenings last a very good .performance of the Welsh cantata, en- titled "Yr Ysgol," was given by Noddfa (B.) Choir under the conductor- ship of Mr. J. E. Evans, G. and L. The accompanists were Mrs. Spencer, A.L.C.M., and Miss Maud Thomas. Mr. Stephen Evans acted as stage manager. The hall on both evenings was crowded to the doors. The chairman on Wednes- day night was Mr. W. H. Davies, M.E., Bwllfa, and on Thursday the pastor, the Rev. D. Hopkin, B.A. The piece was admirably staged, and the characters were very well ta&en. Appended is the caste: —Father, Mr. Richards; Mother, Miss Edith King; Son, Wil Foel, Master Tom Picton Evans; Schoolmaster, Mr. D. L. Thomas; Headmistress, Miss M. M. John; Attendance Officer, Mr. D. J. Evans; Late Scholars, Masters W. Hughes and Gwilym Jones; Truants, Masters Trevor Bacon and Alfred King; Police Court Judge, Mr. John King; Court Clerk, Mr. Ogle Jones; Solicitors, Messrs. Freddie King and Gwilym Mor- gan; Policeman, Mr. Joseph Llewelyn; Tnsnector. Mr. Daniel Jones. The •stewards were: Messrs. D. Turner, W. E. Jones, John Davies, John Evans, D. Evans, Isaac Hughes, Gwilym Hughes, Thomas Evans, and Mrs. W. A. Hughes. The secretary was Mr. Gwilym Morgan; treasurer, Mr. Stephen Evans.
CADLYS. THE QUESTION now is, what will •the chidren wear for Whitsuntide? The well-dressed child will wear a Dainty Dot" Frock of Alpaca. All sizes in stock at J. M. Evans, London Ware- house, Aberdare. OBITUARY. On Saturday evening Mrs. Gibbon, Gadlys Street, whilst following her household duties, had an apoplectic seizure, and collapsed al- most immediately. She succumbed on Sunday evening without having spoken a word. She leaves a husband, Mr. David Gibbon, and six children, with whom much sympathy is felt. One daughter received such a shock at the news of her mother's death that she has been deaf ever since. YOUNG MENS' LITERARY SO- CIETY. Last Thursday evening, May 6th, a social was held at Miles Restaurant, Aberdare, when County Councillor T. Walter Williams, B.Sc., was presented with a beautifully en- graved walking-stick. After partaking of an excellent spread the following nrotrramme was gone through, the chair- man being Mr. E. W. Davies, Tre- .cynon: -Overture on the piano, Mr. Tom James, "March of Dumoon." Solo, Mr. Jack Rees. Penillion singing, Mr Jones (Gwawr), Aberaman. Recitation, Mr. W. R. Evans. The society had chosen the youngest member of the class, Mr. David J. Davies, Gadlys, to hand to Mr. Williams the present. He made an excellent speech on behalf of the society. He trusted that Mr. Wil- liams would be spared for many years, And that the token would bring to his memory many happy hours he had spent with the Gadlys young men. Mr. I. Walter Williams responded, thanking the Society for the practical manner in which they honoured him that evening. He was quite prepared to give his ser- vice again in the future, in order to better the education of the young men and women at Gadlys or any district in Aberdare. He was at their service any time, and would also accompany the class in a ramble to the country this summer, in order to study plant and wild flower life. He thanked them one and all for the gift and kind expressions and wished the society every success.- Councillor Idwal Thomas moved a vote of thanks to Mr. Williams for his ser- vice. He pointed out the aims of the society viz., to better the education and conditions of the young men of the Gadlys. The class was non-sectarian and non-political and open to all young men. He appreciated Mr. Williams' services to the class, and also the good work he was doing on the Aberdare Council in the way of ^proving «»e education of the woiking Williams dren.-Mr. William John Williams, ■Gadlys, seconded the Williams said that such men as Mr. were an asset to the conini'u y Aberdare.-The ex-High Constable of Aberdare, Mr. R. H. Miles, £ er that he was very glad to be anio g group of young men, who were deavouring to better themselves in a literary sense. When he was a young man he attended penny readings. etc., there being no such facilities as classes then. The conditions did no^a much time for study, and free librane9 wore unknown then. He was very sorry to see so many young men PaK' ing the etreets and wasting v^v1-a0.a time in goinP after worthless penillion were sung by William J. Harries, Aberaman. tions, Messrs. W. R. Evans and Wil- kT ™ fames. Reading competition' best, Mr. W J. Harries. German Salad in Germifh bv Harries anil Tnmes. The singing of "Aiild Tang Syn(," brought an enjoyable evening to an end. The secretary was Mr. William J. Jaroes> anu treasurer Mr. John R James, Bromestyn Terrace.
ABERDARE. PRAMS retyred and renovated at Parker Bros., Aberdare. BANKRUPTCY. — A receiving oi:der has been issued in the case of William Evans, 18 Whiteombe Street, tailor. WE ADVERTISED last week that we should make a special show to-day or smart Tailor-made Costumes for Ladies and Maids. See windows for smart models of entirely new styles from 24s. lid. to 75s.—J. M. Evans, London Warehouse. Sole Agent for the Royal Worcester Corset. ST. ELVAN'S. At this church on Sunday the To Deum was sung to Sullivan in D. The Benedictus was sung to Dykes in F. The Rev. H. G. Griffith, B.A., officiated. At the even- ing service the Canticles were sung to "Smart in G. The Rev. Dr. Green officiated and preached. SEION (W.). On Sunday morning Mr. J. Oswald Griffiths, Penrhiwceiber, occupied the pulpit, and in the evening the Rev. H. O. Hughes preached a me- morial sermon in respect of the late Mrs. M. H. Thomas, Abercwmboi, | daughter of Mrs. J. Lloyd, Hawthorne Terrace. He based his remarks on I. Cor. xv. 55-57. He said that sin was unnatural, therefore, its consequences were unnatural. People to-day lived too much in the crowd, but had to die alone. The rev. gentleman paid a glowing tribute to the deceased's char- acter. LECTURE. — On Tuesday last the well-known preacher, the Rev. Peter Price, M.A., D.D., Rhoe, delivered to a good audience a lecture at Soar Church. His subject was "Public Opinion," which he treated in a most masterly style. He held his audience spell- bound for an hour and a half. The lecturer received a rousing reception. The chair was occupied by Mr. J. H. Powell, Danygraig, who paid a high tribute to the lecturer for a most inter- esting and edifying exposition of an old, yet modern, subject. A vote of thanks to the lecturer was proposed and seconded by the Revs. H. A. Davies and W. S. Davies, Llwydcoed. The lec- turer proposed a similar vote to the chairman. CONVIVIAL AT THE CROWN. A merry gathering of the members of the Crown Debating Society was held at the Crown Hotel last Thursday. After the good things dispensed by Host and Hostess Hek had been disposed of Mr. D. Hammond presided over the smoking concert. A capital programme had been arranged, the following contribu- ting to the harmony: Messrs. Llew Jones, D. Jackson Thomas, Tom Thomas, Frank G. Hek, D. Bowen, and W. Powell. The accompaniments were nicely played by Mr. D. J. Williams. Mr. D. Hammond proposed the toast of the host and hostess, and Mr. T. H. Roberts seconded. Mr. T. D. Jones proposed the chairman's toast, which was duly honoured. PRESENTATION. On Tuesday evening a very successful meeting was held in connection with the Queen's Hotel Cork Club. The members as- sembled to do honour to their chairman, Mr. E. R. Rees (Beehive) on the occa- sion of his marriage. The presentation took the form of a valuable gilded mirror. The vice-chairman, Mr. Phil. Jones, presided, and the following was the programme: -Pianoforte selection, Mr. John Morgan. Comic song, Slab Dab," Mr. H. B. Hill. Song, Mr. Hananiah Evans. Song, "Cartref," Mr. Lewis, Llwydcoed encored). Comic song, "P.C. 49," Mr. Ioreth Williams, Aberaman (encored). Recitation, Mr. H. E. Hill. Song, Mr. William Rees, Cwm- bach. Song, Mrs. Davies. On behalf of the Cork Club Mrs. Davies, treasurer, in a very appropriate speech, handed the gift, and the recipient very suit- ably responded, and referred to the particularly happy relations that al- ways existed between the members and himself. He was proud of receiving this token of esteem from them. Duett, Masters Kinley and Glyn Davies. Ad- dress on the advantages of a Holiday Club by Mr. Dan Driscoll, ex-chairman of the Club. Comic song, Mr. Williams. Song, Mr. Evans Mr. James Griffiths and Mr. D. S. Jones acted as treasurer and secretary respectively. CYMANFA GANU. — The annual singing festival of the South East Wales Unitarian Churches was held at Neath on Monday. There was a large gathering, the massed choir having been drawn from the following places: —Hen Dy Cwrdd (Trecynon); Highland Place (Aberdare); Cwmbach; Cefn; Merthyr; Dowlais; Trebanos and Gellionen, and Pentre. The conductor was Mr. H. H. Morgan, Trebanos, who performed his work in a very efficient manner. The singing reached a very high standard, and was well maintained throughout the day. The hymns sung included a new one. entitled Mordaith Bywyd," by Air. Dan Davies, L.T.S.C., Aberdare. Besides the various hymns two anthems were sung, viz., "Dysg i mi dy ffordd" and "Send out thy light." The president in the morning was Mr. John Hopkins, Trebanos; afternoon, Rev. Simon Jones, B.A., Swansea. In the course of the meetings Miss Bessie Morgan, Tre- cynon, gave a solo. Miss Edith Price, Trecynon, accompanying; recitation, Miss Davies, Trebanos, and two recita- tions by Mr. W. R. Evans, Aberdare; I pianoforte selection, Mr. Isaac Hopkins, Trebanos; violin solo, Mr. Marles Wil- liams, Trebanos; trio, Mr. John Lewis and friends, Cefn; solo, Miss Susie Davies, Cefn. Mr. L. N. Williams, J.P., Aberdare, spoke on the Unitarian Sustentation Fund, and Rev. J. O. Jen- kin, Llwynrhydowen, also delivered a speech. The meetings were opened by the Rev. Carrara Davies, Cefn (morn- ing), and Rev. E. T. Evans, Aberdare (afternoon). On the motion of Mr. Gwilym Griffiths, Aberdare, a cordial vote of thanks was accorded the Gnoll Road Congregational Church for the use °» ^0ir chapel and organ. The treasurer or the festival was Mr. Tal Griffiths, Irecynon, and secretary Mr Willie Jones, Cwmdare. BROTHERHOOD. An open meet- ing ot the Brotherhood on Sunday was presided over by Mr. J. M. Simpson. The Rev. Leslie R. Winter gave a stirring address, in the course of which he referred to the present social unrest. He remarked that the masses were re- solved that the government of the people should be by the people themselves and that poverty should be banished from our land. There was a growing ten- dency to inquire what would Jesus say in this matter and what would Christ do if he were a member of Parliament. In the New Testament there had been no clear-cut definite regulations laid down with regard to an ideal social state. Some people seemed to believe that the Kingdom of God would come by Act of Parliament and that our legis- lators would be the mediums. That was, -however, impossible. The only means to social success was education— intellectual and moral. The common- wealths of Cromwell and Voltaire were a failure, because the people of those revoJutionary times had not been edu- cated up to the ideals of their leaders. Let 1(18 not legislate so much, but go to our day schools and educate the chil- dren in the principles of cleanliness and thrift, and especially good cooking. Reform must come from within. Plato excluded the lower grades from his ideal Republic, but our Lord never con- sidered the poor a nuisance. Mr. Winter made a pathetic reference to the death of the Rev. Silvester Horne, M.P. TRINITY. The Rev. E. Burges, pastor of Duffryn Street English C.M. Church, Mountain Ash, was the min- ister who officiated at Trinity on Sun- day. In the morning Mr. Burges ad- dressed the children on the words, Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven." He dwelt on the respective functions of: (1) the house lamp; (2) the street lamp; (3) the country lantern; (4) the collier's lamp. He emphasised the importance of children acting as lamps, shedding light, brightness and cheer wherever they were. At the same service Mr. Burges preached from the words^ in Luke, Lord teach us to pray." He remarked that Jesus belonged to a praying nation. The Jews had specific seasons for praying, and the de- vout Jew strictly observed these rites. During the busiest periods of his minis- try the Saviour would find time for prayer. A series of activities are crowded into the programme of one day in his career, and yet we find him that day in the desert seeking rest and refreshment through prayer. Often- times we read of him with no time to eat, but never too busy to pray. There was a danger of prayer being crowded out of our life. Jesus invariably con- sulted God with regard to the follow- ing day's programme. How many of us did that? Jesus also prayed at the threshold of all great crises in his own life, and from that communion with his Father derived fortitude to carry out his great mission. Our request should be, not "Teach us how to pray," but "Teach us to pray." "PRAIRIE LIFE." On Thursdav evening last at the Memorial Hall a crowded audience witnessed a grand performance of the dramatic cantata, "Prairie Life" (Foxwell), which was followed by a laughable sketch, en- titled "Paddy's Mistake." The char- acters in the cantata were impersonated by the following: Indian Chief, Mr. D. J. Richards; Emigrant, Mr. Roy Irons; Emigrant's Wife, Mrs. William Davies; Woman Emigrant, Mrs. D. J. Richards; Cowboys, Messrs. Reg Slocombe, Ivor Irons, Evan J. Williams, E. Evans, W. Fermage, and J. Abel. Emigrants, W. T. Richards, J. Wise, and Dick Jones. Driver, D. Griffiths. Jabez, Alf. Smith. Indians, Hubert Bull, Fred Phillips, Phil Morgan, G. Griffiths, Trevor Griffen. Young Indian, Percy Knight. Indian Squaws, Misses Wini- fred Craven, Gwennie Howells, and Becky Lambert. All the performers did their parts excellently. A repetition performance is expected shortly. Highly amusing was the sketch, U Paddy's Mistake," made up of the following: —John Ledger, a young tradesman about to be married, Mr. David Rich- ards; Tom Jones (an old college chum, asked to be best man), Mr. Evan J. Williams; Tom Seedily, another old chum down on his luck, Mr. Alf. Smith; Miss Caughtim, intended wife of John Ledger, Mrs. David Richards; Mary Latherit, washerwoman to John Ledger, a fine old sport, Mrs. William Davies. Also the irresistible Paddy Macarty, servant to John Ledger, from the Emerald Isle, Mr. D. R. Tasker. Here again the actors were first class. A word of praise is due to the con- ductor, Mr. W. H. Templeman, and the accompanist, Mrs. Ll. M. Jones, who were untiring in their efforts to make the concert a success. This is the first annual concert given by St. Mark's Mission and the Church -Lads, Brigade, and under the superintendence of Mr. I. G Chivers was quite a success. Valuable assistance was given by Messrs. Geo. Griffiths and Emlyn Lea Aberaman; Lieut. Turrell. of the C.L.B., and Mr. Geo. H. Templeman, deputy accompanist. The proceeds were in aid of St. Mark's Mission, The performances this time were given by the elder members; next time the younger ones will perform a Christmas cantata.
CWMAMAN. WE ARE renowned for our special value and styles in Blouses. We hold a very large stock in Piques, Muslins Delaines, Silks, Voiles, etc. See our range before purchasuigf-J. M. Evans, London Warehouse, Aberdare. OMISSION. in the presentation meeting to the Rev. W. R. Lewis Mrs. M. E. Parry, Llanwonno Road, also took part in the musical programme. SCHOLARSHIP. l) Mr. Edward Lewis, L.T.S.C., Cwmaman, has for the second time been awarded the Eleazar Roberts' Scholarship at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. It entitles the holder to a free musical tuition during the summer term. Mr. Lewis is the conductor of the Choral Society. MORIAH AMAN. The yearly preaching services of Moriah Aman (C.) Chapel were held on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday last. The preachers were: the Revs. Peter Price, M.A., D.D., Rhos, and J. J. Williams, Pentre. The Rev. E. J. Owen, pastor, presided at each meeting. BENEFIT. An excellent pictorial and miscellaneous concert took place on Wednesday evening last at the Public Hall in aid of Mr. Hugh Davies, 102 Fforchaman Road. In the un- avoidable absence of Councillor Owen Powell, the chair was occupied by Mr. John Lewis, M.W.A. Myfanwy and Megan Williams, Aberdare, sang pen- illion. Mr. Thomas Davies, the well- known local coon vocalist, sang. Messrs. Lloyd, Edwards, Weaver, and Jones gave mouth organ and mandoline solos. Mr. Rupert Knowles also figured well with an excellent series of bioscope pictures. The harpist was Mr. Thos. Davies (Telynor Aman); pianist, Miss A. M. Phillips. INTERMENT. The remains of Mr. David John Edwards, 1 Alice Place, who passed away on Tuesday, the 5th inst.; were interred on Saturday last at the Aberdare Public Cemetery. The Rev. J. Whittock (P.M-), Aberdare, officiated. The mourners were: Father, Mr. David Edwards; Mr. David Edwards, Dowlais, grandfather; Wilue, Brinley, Gomer, and Augustus Ed- wards, brothers; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jones, sister, New Tredegar; Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Davies, Mrs Martin, uncles and aunts; Mr. and Mrs. John Wil- liams, cousins; Messrs. Ben Jacobs, John James Davies, Montague Davies, Thomas Davies, Arthur Davies, Christo- pher Davies, Miss Alice Davies, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, cousins. A wreath was given by Mrs. Augustus Williams, aunt.
ABERCWMBOI. DRAMATIC. Miss S. D. Davies and Mr. Henry Williams, who played the parts of Angharad Lloyd and Jack Dafydd respectively in Die Shon Dafydd," performed by the Bethlehem Dramatic Society last summer, have consented to play the same parts for the Aberaman Dramatic Society. THE RAINFALL, recorded at the Capeoch Mixed School from Monday, May 4th, to Monday, May 11th, amounted to 1.59 ins., giving a daily average of .227 ins. There was no day without rain, the heaviest being regis- tered on Friday morlling-.60 ins. The rainfall for the week-end was .42 ins. SUCCESS. Miss Alice Morton, the local soprano, took first prize in the champion solo competition out of 23 competitors at the Porth Eisteddfod on Thursday, the trophy being a £ 10 10s. silver cup. Miss Morton also shared another prize. This is the fifth silver cup won by Miss Morton. She also has three gold medals and five silver ones, besides having won second prize at the National, 1913.
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Merthyr Board of Guardians. On Saturday,—Present: Mr Charles Fenwick, in the chair, Mrs. A. N. Jen- kins, Mrs. Maria Richards, Mrs. Lydia Price, Mrs. H. E. Wills Mrs. M. T. Williams, Mrs. M. A. Edmunds, Revs. A. E. Sutherland, William Thomas, D. L. Jones, Mesrs. David Jones (Hir- wain), John Prow Ie, Morgan Williams, Meth Davies, John Hughes, Rees Rees, D. J. Phillips, William Thomas, Evan Davies, Samuel Davies, William Parker, W. LI. Jones, John Davies, Dd. Jones, (Dowlais), Henry Evans, John Lloyd, Patrick Mansfield, Henrv Owen, Samuel Thomas, A. J. Howfield,* T. T. Jenkins, Joseph Price, Morgan Thomas and Roger Vaughan, with Mr F. T. James (clerk) and Mr Cook (chief assistant clerk). Committee Meetings. There was a prolonged discussion, arising out of the report of the Building Committee, con- cerning the time of meeting of the Farm and Children's Homes Committees. The Building Committee suggested that they meet the Farm Committee on the first Thursday after the Board meeting, at 5 p.m., and the Children s Homes Committee on Thursday fort- night at (1.15 p.m.—Mrs. Jenkins asked if it was usual for the Board to fix the time for committee meetings. It should be left to those committees themselves. —Ultimately it was resolved that the committee be allowed to fix their own time. Electric Light Installation. Three Aberdare Tenders.—In connection with the conversion of the Training School, Trecynon, tenders had been invited for electric light installations for the main buildings and the receiving homes. Seven tenders were received, and they were as follows :—Troup, Curtis and Co., Cardiff, t538 6s.; A.E.G. Electric Co., Cardiff, JE413 13s. 6d.; Saville and Walton, Cardiff, R425 3s. 6d.; R,. Alger and Sons, Newport, P,368 14s. 6d.; Ellis and Ward, Cardiff, £ 436; J. W. Law, Swansea, £ 500; J. A. Bosher, Aberdare £ 321 10s.; South Wales Accessories Co Aberdare, £ 303; Aberdare Electrical Co., E342 16s.-The Building Committee who considered the tenders was com- posed of Mr Rees Rees (chairman), Mrs. Richards, Mr John Prowle, and Mr Henry Owen. They unanimously recommended that the tender of the Aberdare Electrical Co., Ltd., at t342 16s., be accepted, subject to their en- tering into the usual forms of contracts and bonds. Mr T. T. Jenkins pointed out that the lowest tender was JE303. How was it that they were recommending the adoption of a tender t40 higher. Mr Rees Rees: The firm has done work for us before, and we have confi- dence in the people. Mr J. Prowle said they had had con- siderable experience re the question of tenders, and he was acting conscien- tiously in recommending the Aberdare Electrical Co.'s tender. If it was for himself he would act likewise. Mr Meth Davies said he was sorry he could not be present at the committee, because it was held at 4 o'clock. On the previous occasion, when the Guard- ians had not adopted the lowest tender, the auditor had criticised their action. What would the auditor say of this £ 40? Mr H. Owen: We had special reasons for not accepting the bottom ones, and I am prepared to explain to the auditor. I am given to understand by an expert that it is impossible for the other com- pany to carry the work out at the figure given. They are bound to lose money. Mr Meth Davies That has nothing to do with us. The Board has a right to know what the reasons are. Air T. T. Jenkins agreed. It was not sufficient to satisfy the auditor; the committee must satisfy the Board. Un- less he got Mr Owen's 'special reasons,' he would move an amendment. Mr Owen refused to give his reasons. Mr Parker also asked for the reasons, but they were not given. Mr Meth Davies Is it from the point of view of efficiency? -t All Piowle: There were several reasons. Mr A. J. Howfield supported the re- commendation of the committee who, he said, had taken the trouble to investi- gate the subjects. It was verv import- ant to have electric installations pro- perly can led out. There was one firm quoting £ 200 over the tender which the committee were recommending, and that proved that the Board were going to get value for their money. ° ^■ Airs. Richards asked why could they not occasionally take advantage of the clause always inserted in advertise- ments, that the lowest tender must not i necessarily be accepted? Mr J. Prowle: One of the tenderers approached me last night, and 1 told him then what I cannot tell you to-day. f An amendment was moved that the lowest tender, that of the South Wales Accessories Co., Market St., Aberdare, h3 adopted.—A vote was taken, and the committee's recommendation was car-- ried by 20 votes to 12. Several mem- bers insisted that the names be taken, so that the auditor should know exacts ly who had voted either way. The names were thereupon taken. The sureties named by the successful contractors were Air Tom Rees. Castle Hotel, Aberdare, and C. L. Stewart, ac- countant, Merthyr. A member asked who was Mr Tom Rees. Mr Meth Davies: He is a Conservative agent at Aberdare.—Clerk: Then he must be all right. (Laughter.)—The sureties, who undertake to go jointly and severally liable for £50, were accepted. Tramp Ward.—Mr Morgan Thomas asked leave to rescind a resolution passed a month ago concerning the suggested purchase of Watersmeet, Tabernacle, or any other old building." He did not want to refer to Watersmeet or Tabernacle, but he felt that the Board had made the resolution too com- prehensive in stating "any other old building." He did not think the Board understood the resolution to mean any- think like that. Several members agreed, and the words were deleted.—It was resolved to write to Hill's Plymouth Co. asking them for a site between Alardy and Pentrebach for the purpose of a Tramp Ward. House Committee.-The House Com- mittee met for the first time since the annual meeting on May 5th. The re- port stated that Mrs. Richards had been unanimously appointed chairman and Mrs. Edmunds vice-chairman, for the ensuing 12 months. It was decided that the committee meet every fortnight -on. Tuesdays preceding the full Board meeting. Trade Union Rate.—The House Sub- committee recommended that a painter be permanently employed at 30s. per week, to paint the various institutions belonging to the Guardians. Some of the Labour members pointed out that, this sum was not up to the recognised trade union wage.—Mr Prowle replied tht 30s. a week was better for the man than casual work at so much per hour.— Several members insisted on the trade union rate, and a division took place, with the result that a motion was car- lied to pay the trade union rate per hour, with pay only for the time worked. — —