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PARK PICTURE PALACE, Gadlys MANAGER WALTER HOPCROFT. MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY, "THE PARASITE" and A LOVE OF 64 Sensational and Thrilling Dramas. I THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY, "SILAS MARNER" Sensational & Thrilling Drama, in Two Parts Send your Children to our Matinee on Saturday Morning, at 11 ololook, when Mr. Hopcroft will personally look well after- them. Continuous Performance from 3 to 10.30. Prices, 3d., 4d., 6d., 9d. & 1s. PARK'S THE PLACE. PARK'S THE PLACE. I Mwa ■■ 14 Britain's Greatest Ea« • 13 O I vWfi) Showman, Proprietor of Bostock A Wombwell's Menagerie and Continental Circuses, has much pleasure in presenting THE ROYAL ITALIAN CIRCUS which he has recently acquired, WILL VISIT I FAIRGROUND, ABERDARE, j MONDAY and TUESDAY, MAY 18th and 19th. Seats may be booked at W. H. Smith & Son's, 23A Commercial Street. PAVILION GROUND, MOUNTAIN ASH, WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY, MAY 20th & 21st. Seats may be booked at C. Grier, Stationers' Hall, Mountain Ash. IVOR FIELD, PONTYPRIDD, FRIDAY and SATURDAY, MAY 22nd and 25rd. 200 PERFORMING ANIMALS The Greatest assemblage of Trained Animals in the Universe. The One and Only Clrous of its kind In the World. As commanded on Two occasions within One Year to appear at Buckingham Palace, before their most Gracious Majesties, the late King Edward, Qaeen Alexandra, and the Royal Family, including our present KING AND QUE EN. Quite different from any other Circus in Britain, and must be seen to be believed. Wonderful Performing Elephants, Zebras, Ponies, Almost Human Apes & Monkeys, Educated Dogs, Goats, Bears, &c. and the Marvellous Performing A Veritable Revel- SEA LIONS & SEALS, ation in Training. ation in Training. Twice Daily at 3 & 8 p.m. Admission 6d., 1/ 2/ 3/ YSTRADMYNACH. TO BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS. TENDERS are invited for the Erection of 100 to 200 Dwelling Houses, and the Construction of Roads, Lanes and Sewers for same, at Ystrad- mynach for the Brynmynach Building Company, Limited. The site adjoins Ystradmynach Station. Siding accommodation will be provided by the Company on the site, and stone may be procured from the Company's Quarry which adjoins the site. Sealed and endorsed Tenders to be sent to Mr David Rees, Secretary, 41 Lewis Street, Abera man, Aberdare, on or before Monday, the 25th day of May, 1914. The lowest or any tender not neces- sarily accepted. R. H. WILLSON, Licentiate R.I.B.A., Aberaman, Aberdare. ABERDARE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. ELECTRICITY AND TRAMWAYS DEPARTMENT. Temporary Clerk. THE Services of a Temporary Clerk are required for Three Months in the above Department of the Aber- dare Urban District Council. The Salary offered is 25s. per week. Appli- cants are required to possess a know- fedge of shorthand and typewritting, and must be good at figures. Applications to be addressed to the undersigned, endorsed, "Temporary Clerk," and to be delivered on or before Monday next, the 18th instant. A. J. ABRAHAM, M.I.E.E., General Manager. Electricity and Tramways Dept., Gadlys Estate, Aberdare. May 12th, 1914. ABERDARE EDUCATION COMMITTEE. APPLICATIONS are Invited for the following posts:- (1) A Cleaner for the Ynyslwyd I Mixed and Infants Schools. Wages, L62 5s. per annum. (2) A Cleaner for the Glynhafod Mixed School. Wages, JE33 8s. per annum. The person appointed will also be expected to act as attendant at the I School Baths. Duties to commence on June 1st. 1914. The General Regulations may be seen at the Education Office. Applications, stating age and past ex- perience, accompanied by two recent testimonials, must be sent on or before noon on Tuesday, the 19th May next, to the Director of Education, Aberdare. Ladles, Read This. ADV10E FREE for Btamp.— Mre M. Stewart's famous Female Remedy lever tails. Address-R, Guinea-at, Bristol. I EVERY WOMAN Should send two stamps for our 32 page Illustrate* Book, containing Valuable Information how 8IJ Irregularities and Obstructions may be entirely avoided or removed by simple means. Reoom- mended by eminent Physicians, as the only Safe. likre and Genuine Remedy. Never FaUa Tfcoi'i d" of Testimonials. Established 1861 MR. PAUL BLANCHARD, Oirtromont House. Dalaton Lane, Londasu I ^ures ln Howr* I derangements ot the Urinary f |ljnaJU £ kiA Organs. Superior to Copaiba, i, Cubebs and Injections. No nauseating effects with tnese IW^IIsW Capsules. Of alt Chemists, oc fl 1 Wl/M ■ fMF post free for 3/6 from— P t WI, COX CO. (Dept. A thtj I 49, Haymarket, London, W, 1 THE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL OF ABERDARE. SWIMMING INSTRUCTOR. THE above Council invite applica- JL tions for the post of Swimming Instructor, who will take full charge of the Council's Swimming Baths at the Public Park, for the season only. Applicants must be expert Swimmers, and be able to teach Swimming. Wages, 32s. per week, including Sunday duty, from 7 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. Applications, stating age, and present occupation, endorsed Swimming In- structor," with not more than two testi- monials, to reach the undersigned not later than the morning of Monday, the 25th day of May, 1914. D. LLEWELLYN GRIFFITHS, Town Hall, Clerk. Aberdare. THE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL OF ABERDARE. HIRWAIN CEMETERY. THE above Council invite applica- tions for the post of Grave- digger-Caretaker at their Hirwain Cemetery. Wages, 22s. per week, with rent of lodge free. A knowledge of Welsh is desirable on the part of appli- cants, as well as of shrubs and orna- mental trees. Applications stating age, present oc- cupation, and number in family, accom- panied by not more than two testimon- ials, and endorsed Gravedigger- Caretaker," must reach the under- signed not later than the morning of Monday, the 25th day of May, 1914. D. LLEWELLYN GRIFFITHS, Town Hall, Aberdare. Clerk. MOUNTAIN ASH COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT. NOTICE OF AUDIT. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the District Auditor of the Glamorganshire Audit District has ap- pointed the Audit of the Accounts of the Governors of the Mountain Ash County School and of any Committee Appointed by them and of their Officers for the period ended 31st March, 1914, to commence on Thursday, the 28th day of May, 1914, at 10 o'clock in the fore- noon, at the Offices of the Clerk, Ffrwd Offices, Mountain Ash. AND NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that a copy of the Accounts duly made up and balanced, together with all Account Books, Deeds, Contracts, Ac- counts, Vouchers, and Receipts men- tioned or referred to in such accounts, will be deposited at the said Offices, Mountain Ash, and be open during Office Hours thereat to the inspection of all persons interested for Seven Clear Days before the day appointed for the Audit, and all such persons shall be at liberty to take copies or extracts from the same without fee or reward. Dated this 12th day of May, 1914. G. A. EVANS, Clerk to the Governors. NEW TOWN HALL, PONTYPRIDD, THE THIRD Annual EISTEDDFOD Will be held on 0 SATURDAY, i JULY 11th, 1914. Open Male Voice Competition-" The Assyrian Came :Down." Open Soloa and Recitations, &c. Adjudicator: D. VAUGHAN THOMAS, M.A., Mus. Doc. Swansea. For farther particulars apply tó- The SECRETARY, 2 & 3 Taff Street, Pontypridd. ABERDARE'S PRETTY ICTURESQUE UBLIC ARK. Ideal place for BATHING, OATING, AND SPORTS. Teas provided for large numbers, such as Sunday Schools and Picnic Parties. For Estimates apply to F. C. SMITH, 43 Lewis Street, Aberaman, Lessee and Caterer at the Park PARKS AMUSEMENTS COMMITTEE (Under the auspices of the Aberdare District Council). ABERDARE. (lew Athletic Grounds (By kind permission of LORD MERTHYR). WHI1 TUESDAY, June 2nd, 1914, GRAND Musical Ride AND Military Display By Picked N.C.O.'s and Men of the fol- lowing Begimentr, from the Western Gav- airy Depot, Newport, viz 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays), 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales' Own). 4th Dragoon Guards (Royal Irish), 6th Dragoon Guards (Carbineers). The Display will consist of items given by the Team at the Royal Naval Military Tournament at the Olympia, London, on May 14th to 28th. GREAT HALF-SEOTION TENT PECCING COMPETITION AND BOY SCOUTS COMPETITIONS. See the MUSICAL RIDE — a really Magnificent Speotaole. Aberdare Town Band will be in attendance. Gates open at 1 o'clook, to commence at 2. Popular Prices-Field, 6d.; Stand, lB. The whole of the proceeds will be devoted towards pioviding FREE ENTERTAINMENTS in the Public Park. NEW ATHLETIC GROUNDS, ABERDARE. Carnival, Whit-Monday, June, 1, 1914. Military Display, Whit.Tuesday, June 2. 1914. THE Committees of the above invite .M. Tenders for the right of supply- ing Refreshments (non-intoxicants), in- cluding tea, at the above. The successful Tenderer will be ex- pected to provide the necessary Tent, etc. Tenders to be in my hands not later than 18th Mav next. E. STONELAKE. Cledwyn Terrace, Aberdare. B Y S E A SUMMER TOURS. To Firth of Clyde, Scottish High- lands, Belfast, Portrush, North of Ireland. Isle of Man. From Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea and Newport. CIRCULAR TOURS TO Glasgow, Edinbargh, London, &c. Guide Book & all particulars free from Alexander Gregor, 13 Bute Cres., Cardiff. I IF YOU WANT A PRIVATE CASH ADVANCE ♦ apply to— ALBERT E. GASH, 6, UPLANDS CRESCENT, Swansea. Where any respectable person may obtain a Loan from tio to any amount without fuss or loan office formalities. No fees or sureties are required, and the amonnt is advanced in full. Should you require MONEY for any purpose Whatsoever, apply to The Aberdare & Merthyr Mutual Permanent Money Society. (Registerl d under Friendly Societies Act). For Prospectus and further particulars apply to Secretary, 49 Commercial Street, Aberdare (opposite Jay's). Loans granted immediately, with strict secrecy guaranteed. ABERDARE FLOWER SHOW. ABERNANT PARK, AUG. 4tli, 1914. TENDERS ARE INVITED for the -L Right of Supplying Refreshments at the above. The successful Tenderers will be ex- pected to provide the necessary Tents, etc. For further particulars apply to the Secretary- JOHN EYNON, 31 Cardiff St., Aberdare. Prepaid Small Advertisments. Inserted at the following specially low rates:- One week. 8 wks. 6 wks. s. d. s. d. s. d. 16 words 0 6 1 0 1 6 24 0 9 1 6 2 8 8-2 1 0 2 0 8 0 44) 1 8 2 6 8 9 48 J, 1 .6 8 0 4 6 Theae charges apply only to the follow- ing classes of advertisements :—Apart- ments, Situations (Vacant or Wanted), To Let, Lost or Found, and Miscellaneous Wants. Properties for Sale or Wanted at double above rate. Remittances may be made by Postal 0 Orders or half-penny stamps. If not prepaid extra will be charged. Advertisement and Publishing Offices, Cardiff Street, Aberdare. LOST. SUNDAY, between Trinity Church k3 and Ruther's, Old Gold Brooch. Reward on returning to 2 Abernant Road. -Â. WANTED. A COMPETENT young man as Secre- tary to the Aberdare Valley Dis- trict Association of Friendly Societies. Must have experience of Friendly Socie- ties work. Salary, about L40. Appli- cations, marked Applications for Secretary," must reach me, with full particulars, by noon Tuesday, 19th May.—E. Howells Evans, Solicitor, Boot Chambers, Aberdare. YOUNG Girl for light house-work.— Apply, 16 Tanybryn Street. EXPERIENCED General. Refer- JLJ ences required. Apply, Mrs. Temple, Aberaman. ENERGETIC, sober and trustworthy agent for a first-class Assurance Company. Good book, full time. Ap- ply in own handwriting.—Fortis, c/o Leader Office, Aberdare. YOUNG Girl for housework; age 15 or 16. — Apply personally, 48 Broniestyn Terrace. GOOD day girl or morning girl.— Apply, Alltwen, Abernant Road. BY June 3rd, apartments for young married couple, one child (12 months old). State lowest terms.—Ap- ply, 12M "Leader" Office. EXPERIENCED GENERAL. GOOD Wages.—Globe Hotel, Aberdare. COMFORTABLE lodgings with c homely people. Separate bed- room.—Apply, B.B., "Leader" Office. JUNE 1st, furnished apartments for newly-married couple. Bath and piano preferred.—Apply, P, "Leader" Office. IMPROVER for the Dressmaking.- JL Mrs. James, Cwmaman Road. WANTED to rent a 7 or 8 roomed house in Aberdare, near centre. —Apply, A.K., "Leader" Office. A BOY newly left school (14) seeks situation. Office work preferred. —Apply, J.J., "Leader" Office. TO Rent a House in Aberdare. Large rooms preferred to number of small ones.—Apply, A.P., "Leader" Office. A SMART respectable young man as apprentice to the Gents Mercery. —Apply, Illtyd Williams, Compton House, TO LET. 4 TWO comfortably-furnished rooms, close to town, suitable for young couple.—Apply, X.L., "Leader" Office. FURNISHED Rooms for gentleman in Stuart Street. Convenience for Motor Cydle.-Apply, N.X., 'Leader' Office. LONG Room, suitable for any pur- pose.—Williams, Supply Stores, Aberdare. SITTING Room and Bedroom in Bel- mont Terrace, suitable for one or two gentlemen. Bath, h. and c. Minute's walk from Tramway.-Apply, IB, "Leader" Office. TWO comfortably furnished rooms, near town. — Apply, X.L., "Leader" Office, Aberdare. HOUSE to let, 20 Montague Terrace. JH —Apply, Mrs. Morris, Iron Bridge Hotel. WMAMAN.-IN very best position, Lock-up Shop.—Apply, Watkins, Dare Villas, Aberdare. STABLE and Coach-house to let, cen- trally situated in Weatheral St. —Apply, Morgan, Telynfa, Aberdare. OFFICES above Lipton's Shop, Victoria Square, Aberdare. Six front rooms. Centrally situated.—Ap- ply, M. Isaac, Victoria Square, Aber- dare. CARDIFF ROAD.—Double fronted shop to let or for sale. — Apply, Roberts, Elm Grove, Aberdare. PROPERTIES FOR SALE. HOUSE AND SHOP. Licence JH granted by the Bute for same. Excellent position for Hairdresser and Tobacconist or any business. Pleasant locality.—Apply, R.T., 'Leader' Office, Aberdare. TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE TREATY.—Numbers 33 and 35 Aelybryn Terrace, Penrhiwceiber, let at 6/6 per week each. Double frontage. Ground rent, Ll 3s. 9d. each.—Apply, Gwilym Jones, Solicitor, Mountain Ash. BY Private Treaty, House in Wind Street, Aberdare. Good invest- ment.—Apply, D. Jones, 1 Canon St. PROPERTIES WANTED. TO Purchase Cottage in Aberdare, 5 or 6 rooms; garden; moderate price.—Apply by letter, 2H, "Leader" Office. < t Y WLADFA NEWYDD," history I of the Welsh Settlement at Patagonia. Stirring scenes described. Published at 1/ now sold at 4d.— "Leader" and "Tarian" Office, Aber- dare. HAVE you anything to sell, or do you want to buy an artiole second-hand P Try an advertisement in this column. 16 words for 6d. FOR SALE. WALNUT Pianoforte, in good con- v T dition. Iron frame, good tone, £ 8. Also new Iron frame Pianoforte', all the latest improvements, £ 15' Room wanted. Terms to suit custom- ei-Apply, T. Jones, 58 Monk Street, Aberdare. TWO Second-hand Gents' Cycles. Good condition. Cheap.—ADDIV 11 Albert Street, Aberdare. SIX PIGS, nine weeks old.—Applv No. 12 Tanyard Place, Aberaman. A MARE, harness and new flat cart. —Apply, M.T., "Leader" Office. 1913 Free Engine B.S.A. Motor; idle; practically new. Trial. 26 Stuart Street, Aberdare. A PERAMBULATOR, in good con- dition; almost new. Best offer; cost £ 5 5s.—Apply, B, "Leader" Office! AN old-established newsagent, con- fectionery, tobacconist and gener- al business in Aberdare. Same hands for 20 years. Main Street. Tram halt in front, and next door to Cinema. Present owners retiring. Comfortable dwelling rooms. A sure fortune for striving people.—Apply, F.R., 'Leader' Office. NEW HUDSON 3* h.p. Motor Bicycle, J.A.P. Engine, Arm- strong Three-speed Hub Gear, in splen- did condition. Also Mills-Fulford Spring Wheel Cane Sidecar, to hold child as well as adult passenger. Lucas Lamps and all accessories. For price and further particulars apply to H. L. Jones, Ivy Cottage, Abernant, Aber- dare, where Bicycle may be seen. KARN ORGAN must be sold, owner going abroad. Offers by letter only to Price, 3 Cogan Hall Cottages, Penarth. Organ can be seen at Harm- ston's Music Stores, Cardiff St., Aber- dare. FISHING BOOK, about 200 flies, net, boots, bag, reel, line; perfect, 40s.—64 Glyngwyn Street, Miskin. HICKENS.-Champion Cross Bred, 6s. per doz. week old. Pure Breeds, 7s. per dozen. Always ready. —George, General Stores, Cwmdare. WALLPAPERS from l$d. per roll. Any quantity, large or small, lupplied at Wholesale Prices. Our stock exceeds 250,000 rolls of all classes. rite for patterns stating what class you require.—(Dept. 147) Barnett Wall- paper Co., Ltd., Knott Mill, Manches- ter. A PIANO BARGAIN. FOR SALE.—Drawing room modal J_ in handsome walnut case, ivory keys, full compass, steel frame, check action. By noted maker-Bishop, London. Guaranteed perfect. Cost 50 guineas. Our price, 12 guineas. PARR, CADLYS PIANO STORES, ABERDARE. WE SELL TO ADVERTISE. -p'? ¡:r- "THE OLD FIRM"—Established 1886. CASE BROS., ARTISTS IN FLOWERS, S9 QUEEN STREET, CARDIFF. Tel., 628. Telegrams. Case Bros., Cardiff. Wadding Bouquets and Sprays. Wreaths and Crosses. Expert Designers. OUR SPECIALITY WREATHS, 7/6 and 10/6. Please Send Cash with Order. Ring up 823.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES and DEATHS. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. WEEKS.—Mr and Mrs Evan John Weeks, of 16 Abergwawr Place, Aber- aman, beg to tender their sincere thanks for the kind messages of sym- pathy extended to them in their re- cent sad bereavement and also for floral tributes received. DA VIES.—Mrs Jones and family, Brynawel, Cwmaman, desire to thank all friends and relatives for kindness shown and messages of sympathy sent to them in their recent sad be- reavement; also for floral tributes. EVANS.—Mr Jenkin Evans and family, of 8 Abernant Road, Aberdare, beg to tender their warmest thanks for the kind expressions of sympathy ex- tended to them in their sad bereave- ment, and also for the floral tributes received.
The Valley Council.
The Valley Council. Mishtor Iditor,— The monthly mateing of the Council was held this toime in the town of Mountain Ash, an' the one grate ques- tion before the mating, which as the chairman towld us, for our mosht ser- ious an' respectful considerateion, an' Oi can tell yer honur that Spud Murphy commands the respect an4 gits too of every one of the members of the Coun- cil. As Oi said before the grate an' burning question of ehe evening was The Reception to Sir Edward Carson, an' do ye know him, sor? It's a broth of a bhoy he is. Begorra, an' before Oi wroite another word Oi musht say white the mating was held. It was held at Bracchi's, bottom of Oxford Strate, an' Charlie was very plased to see us. Bolger looked well, an' the bhoys in the gallery behaved a trate during the toime we wire thire. Members prisint were as follows: Spud Murphy in the chair; Biddy Maloney, Mountain Ash; Con Regan, Miskin; Charlottee Hen- nessey, Aberaman; Orange Peel Sal, Aberdare; Rafferty, Cwmaman; Shoni Pipes, Abercwmboi; Mike Dunavan, Abernant, an' Bolger. The Chairman opened the mating wid a foine spache, an' thanked the members for turning up so sthrong, whin Charlie stharted to clap. We all turned to see what was wrong, whin in came Bolger wid a large book, an' said he was the Press. Biddy said that the press was invoited, when he caught her round the waist an' gave her a moightv foine squeeze. "Nobodv knows what throuble was thire." Afther the row sthopped, business stharted at the rate of 300 miles an hour; shure, an' Oi toimed it. Spud had a piece of paper in his hand, an' he said the very first thing, on the Agenda was Congratula- tions. Who to, says ÜÍr Wait an' see, says he. So he made a sthart. Gintlemen an' Ladies, we are gathered this evening, but before we sthart v id anything I musht order icecream an' milk all round—(applause)—an' the bhoys in the gallery can have a packet of woodbines. Con wanted to know whose money he was squandering. Be aisy, says Spud. Congratulations. — Bolger proposed, an' Biddy secondhed, that we as a Council offer to Captain G. Evans our congratulations on his being raised to the position of High Constable of Mis- kin Higher.—Con Regan, as representa- tive of Miskin Lower, suggested that Bolger should convey the resolution personally.—Agreed.—Charlottee Hen- nessey wanted to know if it was heavy to carry; if so, she volunteered to help him. Thin he stharted to sing, You made me love you, but Oi didn't want to do it." Thin Biddy got up on her fate an' passed a vote of censure on Bolger, an' Spud Murphy towld him Hold your hand out, Naughty Bhoy." —Biddy was asked to congratulate Mishtor Tom Sheppard an' his tame on winning the two Cups this season. Wedding bells shall soon ring out. Thin the subject of the evening came before the mating.—It was resolved to wroite to Sir Edward to dine wid us at Lane's Restaurant, an' the bill of fare will be— Sarsparilla, Faggot an' Green Peas, Carson Cigarettees, Shigley Shigley, Black Pudding, Sen-Sen, Steak an' Onions, England's Glory Matches, An' Belfast Rock. Boquet.—Spud Murphy moved from the chair, an' we turned to see whire he was going, but he stood on his fate an' proposed that Biddy an' Charlottee should prisint a boquet of flowers. An' what do he want wid a bucket, says Oil It is not a bucket, says he, an' thin he ixplained it all. It was decided to have the boquet made up of Primosres, For- get-me-nots; an' a Sprig of Shamrock. Mike Dunavan said it would not be complate wid out a few roses, they knov how to grow thim in Abernant, sor.— Bolger was asked to compile a book on the various places of interest in the Mount, not forgetting the history of the Pavillion, which will prove mosht :nteresting reading. Torch-Loight Procession.—The idea was thrown out roight on to the road for a torch-loight procession, an' it was agreed that three such processions could be arranged one to come down Llanwonno Road, one down Grays Lane, an' the other from Cefnpennar, an' the soight would prove viry effective afther dark.—Shoni Pipes stharted to sing, When it was dark."—Charlottee said it would be viry nice to have the Coun- cil photographed an' prisint one to Sir Edward.-Bolger said-whin Spud said to remimber he was not on the Education Committee.—Mike Dunavui proposed that a Guard of Honur Le formed from the Mount Constitutionil Club. Carried unanimously.—CnarJie trated the Council to Lime Juice, an' Spud thanked him. —It was also decid- ed that the Council join the Primrose League en bloc.—Tom wanted to know if thire were any Cups to be played for. -Oi said jio, but thire wire medals. Biddy asked the Press to make a note of that fact, and if the League would loike to accept a few poor weak orphans we will join.—Spud Murphy, in a clos- ing spache hoped that all the members of the Valley Council would thry an' turn out on that grate day, an' for the convenience of the Aberdare members it was arranged to run a special car to Abercwmboi, change there to Nixon's Lorry, which will not, an' shure mm this information is for the benefit of those who are throubled wid weak nerves; it will not, as Oi said before, travel at an excessive speed. The mating concluded wid the sing- ing of the "Wearin' of the Green "The King." I am, sor, Your obadiant servant, PATRICK RAFFERTY.
Aberdare Presentation. At the Constitutional Club, Aberdare, on Monday night a presentation of a gold watch and chain and purse of gold was made to Mr. T. D. Jones, deputy- Director of Education under the Aber- dare Authority, in recognition of his services as a member of the committee for a period of seventeen years. Coun- cillor A. P. Jones made the presenta- tion, and referred in eulogistic terms to the recipient's long and faithful ser- vice to the club. Mr. Jones suitably responded. Amongst those present were: Messrs. A. C. Fox-Davies, Unionist can- didate for the constituency; Ted Davies, chairman, Central Conservative Club, Cardiff; H. Hart, secretary to the South Wales and Monmouthshire Foot- ball Association; D. Hammond, R. J. Richards, Conservative Agent, and W. Notton, who presided. Mr. Fox-Davies, on rising to address the members, had a rousing reception. He gave a most practical and edifying address on "Club Life," which was attentively listened to. The musical programme was as follows:—Overture, Mr. R. Everett; descriptive song, Mr. Sam Miles; tenor songs, Mr. Willie Thomas; comic songs, Mr. Arthur Evans, Caerphilly; bari- tone songs, Mr. D. Pennar Williams, Mountain Ash; comic songs, Master Phil Peek, the rising young comedian of Nelson, whose father is an old Aber- darian. Tenor song, Mr. T. Davies, Aberaman. Special turn from the Aber- dare Empire (by the kind permission of Mr. Arthur Norton, manager). Duett, Messrs. W. Thomas and D. P. Wil- liams. fr. D. Hammond proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Fox Davies and the artistes and also to the director of the programme. This was seconded by Mr. Austin Hughes, Aberaman. 'Mr. T. D. Jones proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman. He was seconded by a gentleman from Cardiff, and the chair- man responded. The singing of "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau." Mr. Rees James taking the solo, and "God Save the King/' Mr. Tom Thomas being the soloist, brought to a close a splendid mneker*
School Governors' Quarrels
School Governors' Quarrels What Led up to Monday's Council Scene. On page 2 of this issue will be seen a report of an angry scene which took place between Mr T. Walter Williams and Mr L. N. Williams, J.P., at the Aberdare District Council on Monday. With the view of eliciting the origin of the quarrel and of knowing more about the three "illustrations" given by Mr T. W. Williams, our reporter saw some of the Governors. They were unani- mously of the opinion that the real origin of the whole matter lay in the fact that, on the death of Ald. D. Hughes, Mr T. W. Williams was not elected chairman. He had been acting as chairman occasionally during the absence of Mr Hughes, but upon the latter's death Mr L. N. Williams, how- ever, was made chairman. "Mr. L. N. Williams," said one of the Governors, was not anxious for the post, and was not present when he was elected." "Come to the three illustrations," said the reporter. Well, the three acres business is three years old, and I am surprised at any man bringing it up at this time." What about the mathematical mis- tress?" Well," was the reply, Mr T. Wal- ter Williams was very sore on that point. I think Mr L. N. Williams was in favour of appointing a mistress, but the bulk of the Governors decided to wait until the three inspectors of the Welsh Central Board paid us a visit. The inspectors came, and not one of them suggested or hinted the need of another mistress. In the meeting at which the Inspectors were present, Mr T. AN. Williams asked them a question concerning the matter, and one of them replied The school is working admir- ably and the teachers fit in splendid- ly" Notwithstanding this, Mr T. Wal- ter Williams, just before the close of the meeting, and before the inspectors had left, got up and said: We must proceed to appoint a mistress now." Mr L. N. Williams replied: "No, there is nothing on the agenda." Mr T. Walter Williams thereupon got furious and threatened to report the Governors to the Council. He was appealed to by several members to be reasonable, Mr L. N. Williams in the meantime re- marking that he was in the hands of the Governors and would proceed if they wished it. Mr T. W. Williams, how- ever, was not to be appeased, and the meeting broke up in disorder, the In- spectors scampering out and the lady members terrified. Some of the Governors remained with Mr T. W. Williams, and he was told straight that all his obstruction and ill-feeling arose out of the fact that he had not been made chairman. With regard to the third illustration (the alterations to the school), we ad- hered to the agenda from beginning to end. A sub-committee had met Mr Pughe Jones, the County architect, and there was a recommendation concerning, a window in the kitchen. When ve were going on with the business Mr T. W. Williams took out papers from his pocket, and said that that particular point was to be considered by the Coun- ty Council on the following day. The Chairman, who has been most patient with him all along, asked him to wait. Mr T. W. Williams again brought it up, and because he was ruled out of order he closed the paper and put it in his pocket. Some hard words ensued be- tween the two Williamses, but 1 must say that Mr T. Walter Williams' con- duct—and I speak with perfect im- partiality—was enough to goad any man to strike him. The incident in the corridor has been referred to. Mr T. W. Williams called Mr L. N. Williams an idiot, and made another dirty re- mark, and Mr L. N. Williams rose his fist and told him if he would repeat that remark he would strike him. Mr T. W. Williams, who was frothing at the mouth, turned deadly pale, but did not repeat the remark. "I don't know," remarked another Governor, what we shall do in future. Mr. T. L. Davies has not attended for some months; Mr Rees Llewelyn has been absent for some months, and I gather the reasons why."
Building Trade Dispute. With regard to the dispute between employers and operatives in the area of the Aberdare District Council a meet- ing of the Western Conciliation Board was held in Bristol on Monday, when it was decided that the joiners obtain an advance of d. per hour on May 16, 1914, and another I.d. on January r 1915. The present agreement is to fer- ivinate in May, 1917. Labourers wiR also obtain ^d. advance and will be pro- vided with a code of rules on May 16, 1914, and are to give 6 months notice in November, if any further, advance is demanded. The case for the employers was presented at the Board by Mr Julian, Pontypridd; Mr D. Tyssul Davies, Trecynon, and Mr Gwilym Davies (John Morgan and Son, Aber- dare, Ltd.). The case for the oper- atives was put by Mr T. Lewis, secre- tary. Messrs. David Lewis, president; Enoch Jones, vice-president; Mr James, of Merthyr, organiser; Mr Patrick Clarke and Mr Merritt wf-re called to give evidence on behalf of tber joiners and labourers. On Wednesday evening, at the Bute Arms, Aberdare, a meeting of the Building Trade Feder- ation was held, when the above report was presented and ratified. It was de- cided to make a strenuous effort to get all engaged in the building trade with- in the pale of the Union. The Aber- dare district is organised almost to a man, and it is understood that employ- ers and employees are on amicable terms.
Billiards. On Thursday evening a return match between Aberaman and Abercynon took pace at the Workmen's Institute, Aber- eynon, the home team winning by 74 points. Scores: Abercynon, Tim Hughes, 200; William Powell, 200; Enoch Davies, 200; Jim Williams, 153; William Garbett, 185; and W. N. Wyndham, 200; total, 1,138. Aberaman: Robert Howells, 131; Thomas Thomas, 168; David Williams, 170; Evan Jones, 200; Jack Llewelyn, 200, and Philip Morgan, 195; total, 1,064.
ABERDARE. CYCLE ACCIDENT. Mr Sansum, manager of the Glancynon Foundry, had a marvellous escape from death at Brecon on Saturday evening. Mr. San- sum was motor-cycling into the borough along the Merthyr Road when he failed to take the turn over the Tarrell Bridge, with the result that the machine crashed against the side of the bridge, and he was thrown completely over into the river. He fell among some large stones, and sustained serious injuries, oj including a fractured leg.