Aberdarian Killed. We regret to learn that Mr. Gwilym Christmas, late of Aberdare. met with a fatal accident yesterday (Wednesday). He had been employed for the last six months in an office at Cpper Cwmtwrch, Swansea Valley, and while walking in the brick-yard was crushed by some passing trams or wagons, and killed on the spot. Mr. Christmas was a coal merchant at Aberdare previous to re- moving to Upper Cwmtwrch. He leaves a widow and two daughters.
Miskin Boy Fatally Injured. Mr R. J. Rhys, distrist coroner, held an inquest on Tuesday afternoon at the Mountain Ash Police Station on the body of Thomas Lewis. John Lewis stated that deceased was his son, and was 19 years of age. He lived with him at 33 Glyngwyn Street and had worked with a collier in the Deep Duffryn Pit since he was 14 years old.- Nurse Murphy stated that the boy was admitted to the hospital last Friday morning at 10.30. He was suffering from fracture of both legs and injuries to his head. He died at 8.30 the same evenifig.-S,tmtiol Bird, a collier, stated that he and Frank Angell worked the same stall in the six feet seam, and deceased was assisting them. On the morning in question they were all three moving rubbish. It was about 9.30, when a piece of coal fell on deceased from a height of about 9ft. 6in. They had worked the coal on the previous day. Witness had tried the particular piece of coal previous to working and -saw no danger. There was nothing overhanging and was quite cropped. There had been no ripping done the night before.—Frank Angell stated he was working on shares with Bird, and agreed with him that the piece was quite cropped before it fell. They had both tried it. James Williams, fire- man of the district, had examined the place, both before and after the shift commenced. He was there about 15 minutes before the accident occurred.- Mr J. Owen Jones, manager, produced and explained a plan of the workings. —The jury returned a verdict of "Acci- dental death."—It transpired that the boy had every attention paid to him by Messrs. Lewis J. Davies, James Bevan and J. Weston. all ambulance men, who also conveyed deceased to the Hospital.
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ABERAMAN. LIBANUS (C.M *)-The Rev. W. D. Morris, Cwmaman, occupied the above pulpit on Sunday last. OBITUARY.—Haydn Evans, second son of Mr and Mrs Jno. Evans, Hill House, George Street, passed away on Iriday. Deceased, who was 15 years of was an apprentice at the P.D. Co.'s Foundry. He was a faithful mem- ber of St. Margaret's Church Choir. The interment took place on Tuesday at Caegarw Cemetery, Mountain Ash. The Revs. Jas Morgan (vicar) and E. J. Parry (curate) were officiating ministers. A short service was held at the Church. The appended were the mourners:- 1st coach, Father, A. Evans, uncle, Mountain Ash; H. Ponting, W. Ponting, E. Ponting, A. Evans, cousins; 2nd coach, T. Evans, W. Evans, G. Allen, E. Williams, and J Isaacs, cousins; 3rd coach, Bearers, viz., J- Davies, G. Usher, E. Watkins and V. Vokes; 4th coach, T. Richards, A. Andrews, A. Burrows, and A. Vokes. Floral tributes were sent by Father and Mother, Brothers and sister (harp), Auntie Har- riet, Aunt and Uncle from Wiltshire; Mrs Venables, Sunday School teacher; Mr and Mrs Vokes and Family; St. Margaret's Choir. Miss George and Miss Crotty, and Mrs Thronalwell, of Pen- arth, Master Jack and Misses Minna and Alice George, of Llandaff; Cousin Violet, Wiltshire.
YNYSYBWL. SALVATION ARMY.- The Army Young People's Anniversary Services were held on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Ensign Lewis conducted the meetings. CRICKET.—Both the first and second eleven were disappointed as to the fix- tures on Saturday, Matches had been arranged with the Llwynypia first and second elevens, but for some unknown reason the Llwynypia teams failed to fulfil the fixtures. The Ynysybwl teams indulged in a practice match. THE ANNIVERSARY SERVICES of the English Weslevan Church, Thomp- son Street, were held on Sunday and Monday, when the Rev. Frank Ballard, D.D., M.A., B Sc (London), was the preacher.-On Monday evening the rev- erend gentleman delivered a Lecture at Jerusalem Chapel on "Christianity and Democracy." Mr Frederick Hill, of T^est, was the Chairman. OUTING.—The members of the Zion (English Baptist) Young People's Soc- iety held their second annual outing on Whit-Tuesday. Southerndown was their destination, and a party of thirty-three availed themselves of the opportunity of visiting this beautiful place. The party travelled bv a charabanc and motor car, supplied by Gough Garage Company, Mountain Ash. The distance was covered in splendid time—within two hours, and there were no breakdowns either way. The weather was fine, and a very enjoyable day was spent. The arrangements were in the capable hands of the Secretary of the Society, Miss Margaret Griffiths.. OBITUARY.—We regret to have to announce the death of Mr Chris. Jones, father of Mrs Rhys Hughes (undermana- ger), Arfryn. Mr Jones died within a week of the burial of his wife. He was interred on Wednesday, the 3rd instant, the cortege leaving Arfryn by road for Taffs Well. Amongst the mourners were: Mr and Mrs Rhys Hugh- es (son-in-law and daughter), Mr Wil- ham Thomas (son-in-law), Llwyn-yr- Eos; Messrs Richard William Hughes, Christopher Hughes, Mr and Mrs Christ- onher Thomas, Messrs William Henry lhomas, Emrys Thomas, Tom Thomas, Misses Annie, Marv, and Olwen Thom- as (grand children): Rev. Arthur Jones (B.A.), Tabernacle officiated.-The in- terment of Mrs Eric Haberman, of Thompson Villas, took place on Wednes- day, the 3rd instant, at the Ynysybwl Cemetery, a service having previously been held at Christ Church. Rev. j. R. -Tames officiated. Deceased leaves a husband and two children.—We regret also to announce the death of Mr Thom- as Bebb, of 87, Robert Street. Deoea- 8|d was an old and respected inhabitant of inysvbwl. He had a long illness. He leaves a wife and six children
MOUNTAIN ASH. HOMING SOCIETY. The Mount Homing Society's Guernsey Race took place on June 1st. There werv 213 birds liberated. Distance, ] :), T; "s. north-west wind. The result is append- ed :—G. Meek, R04; J. Nott, 801 F. Dodd. 798; Gardiner. 797; Sims. 792; S. Francis, 786; Sage and Jones. 777; Devol-ill and Hardiman, 762: Gratland, 759; Pople, 753: W. J. Clarke, 723; Farrow. 704; J, Ingram. 696: .T. R. Jones, 682: T. Jones, 665; G. Jones. 585. F. Dodd IN-on the Is. pool, and V. Sims thp 6d pool. MOTHER'S UNION FESTIVAL. The annual festival in connection with the Mothers' Union was held on Wed- nesday afternoon. Divine service was held in St. Margaret's Cliiii-eli. An ad- dress was delivered hv the Rev. M. E. Davies, M.A.. Church of St. James, Swansea. Mrs. Alfred Morgan presided at the orrrnn. The usual garden party to he beld in the Duffrvn Grove (kindly lent ny Lady Aberdare) had to be aban- ¡ doned owincr to adverse weather circum- stances. The hanpy gathering were en- tertained to tea in the Parish Room CHPRCH BENEFIT SOCIETY. — A conference of the [lTHH' was held ,t Pontypridd last Saturday. The follow- ing local brethren attended: Messrs J. K. Brooks, M.E.C.; Chas. Simmonds, P.M., Sec. of Conference; Johns, Pen- rhiweeiber delegate: and Rees, Serre- tary, Abercynon. The annual agenda was discussed. Bro. J. K. Brooks ad- dressed the meeting, and Bro. John llall gave a report of the National Health Insurance. Matters affecting the great meeting to he held i.i London. under the presidency of the Bishop of London, were also discussed. There were 14 delegates present from South Wales. BETHLEHEM.—At the above place of woEship on Wednesday afternoon the Rev. Frank Balferd, D.D., M.A., B.Sc., London, preached a powerful sermon on the subject, "Two pressing questions for to-day. In the evening the rev. gentleman delivered a lecture on "Modern opposition to the Christian Faith." At the conclusion, the chair- man, Dr. Arthur Jones, invited quest- ions and a number were asked, the lect- urer responding satisfactorily. NEW THEATRE.—Not one of the least of the great list of entertainments at the Workmen's Theatre is that of the orchestra. It is one of the smartest to be heard in South Wales. Just take a look at the programme and see what they play, then go and hear them play and you'll be surprised. The Osnatos are amongst the wonders of the world in Gymnastic turns. Their feats of dar- ing are really hair-raising. The Du- gardes are clever in a refined Dancing and Musical Act. Archie Gibbon is a whole find of humour at and away from the piano. For next week Mr Curnow has a giant programme in preparation. BURIED IN SUGAR. On Tuesday morning a young man named David John Morgan, Dultryn Villa, Woodfield Terrace, met with a very nasty accident whilst at work in the Cwmbach Co-oper- ative, Mountain Ash branch shop. It appears that a tremendous pile of sugar, weighing about 2i tons, came bodily 2 away with the fixtures from the wall and buried the young man underneath. As speedily as possible he was got out, iind Mr W. J. Griffiths, from the Town Hall, and other ambulance men, ren- dered first-aid and conveyed the injured Hall, and other ambulance men, ren- dered first-aid and conveyed the injured man to the Cottage Hospital. Dr. Arthur Jones attended him. He is I very badly bruised, but is progressing favourably. FUNERAL.-The interment of Mr Benjamin Prosser, lately staying with Mrs. Isaac Jones, 8 Duffryn Street, took place in Caegarw Cemetery on Saturday afternoon. The deceased, who was 83 years of age, was well known in the dis- trict. He was uncle to Mr John Pros- ser (Hearts of Oak). The officiating minister was the Rev. W. Davies, as- sisted by the Rev. J. Phillips. The chief mourners were: Mr and Mrs John Prosser, Mrs. Isaac Jones, Mrs. J. H. James, Aberdare Mr John Prosser and daughter, Eerndale; Miss Margaret Prosser, Trevecca; Mrs Edwards, Gaer, Brecon; Mr and Mrs Benjamin Prosser, Mr and Mrs. Evan James, Mr Willie Prosser, Miss Lily Prosser, nephews and nieces; Mrs. J. Phillips. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr J. W. Thomas, Oxford Street. DEATH OF DR. A. T. JONES'S FATHER. It is with regret that we record the death of Mr. Boaz Jones, J.P., Denbigh, father of Dr. A. T. Jones, our It-known townsman, which occurred with great suddenness on Saturday morning, the 3rd ult. Mr Jones was with great suddenness on Saturday morning, the 3rd ult. Mr Jones was transacting business, and about his usual duties up to the very last. He was attacked by heart failure, and died in a very few minutes. Mr Jones was a member of the Denbighshire County Council. He was a local preacher with the Wesleyans, and an ardent Liberal. The funeral took place last Thursday at Eglwys Wen, and was very largely at- tended. The Rev. Darlev Davies an- I nounced that a number of letters of sympathy had been received from sever- al ministers and laymen, many from Mountain Ash. INTERMENT.—The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Rees, 30 Stream Street took place in Caegarw Cemetery last Thurs- day afternoon. The deceased was 80 years of age, and was the mother of a highly respected family. She had lived in the Mount for over half a century. She was a faithful member at Bethania ia Chapel, and the Rev. J. Phillips con- ducted the funeral obsequies. The chief mourners were: Messrs. George and H. Rees, sons; Miss H. Rees, daughter; Mr and Mrs T. Watkins. Caerphilly, daughter; Mr and Mrs Hy. Bevan, daughter; and Richard, Tom, Edgar and Teddy Watkins, grandsons; also Bert, Fred and Arthur Bevan, grandsons; Miss Winnie Watkins, grand-daughter; Mr and Mrs Boh Wil- liams, grand-daughter; Messrs Henry and John Davies, nephews; Mr and Mrs. James Davies, nephew; Mr and Mrs. W. H. Davies, nephew; Mr and Mrs Sam Davies. nephew; Mr and Mrs Asa Lewis, niece; Mr and Mrs. Evan Thomas, niece; Mr Evan Cule, Mrs. S. Evans. Mr Luther and Miss Nellie Lewis, nephews and nieces; Mrs. Kate Davies. Mr and Mrs. Geo. Rees. Tre- herbort; Mr and Mrs. Thomas, Mr and Mrs Richard Rees, Treherbert, nephews and nieces. Beautiful floral tributes Here laid on the coffin by the family, Mr John Longman and daughter; Mr I-Iugh Ellis's Male Voice Party; Mr and Mrs Jack Phillips, Mr and Mrs T. Newton and Miss Bessie Bevan. The funeral arrangements were carried out bv Mr. Frank Mills and Mr Dd. Evans. FFNEIIAL.-The interment of the mortal remains of Mrs Mary Ann Wil- liams, wife of Mr John Williams. Cres- Kelly Villas, Cardiff Road, took place in Caegarw Cemetery on Wednesday after- noon. The deceased lady, who was 59 years of age, was greatly esteemed in the district and the mother of one of the best known families in the town. Her husband is an old servant of Messrs Nixon's, having been mechanical engin- eer for 28 years. The officiating min- ister was the Rev. T. J. Morgan. The chief mourners were: Messrs. David Samuel, John Rees Morgan and Taliesin TIT sons; John Davies, brother: A Atkinson, son-in-law; T. Breacher. Alfred Breacher, Geo. Breacher, D. S. Williams, John Davies, John Williams. Abercwmboi, nephews; John Williams, -ibercumboi Farm; John Rogers, Cwm- hach Co-operatjve; Morgan Edwards. Mr Moses, Aberaman. Beautiful iioral tributes were received from the hus- band and son, John Rees Williams: Sam and Maggie; Idris; Morgan and Mry; Tal and Winnie; Hannah and j Will; Mr and Mrs John Rogers; Nixon's Navigation Colliery Surface Officials; Navigation Colliery stokers, winders, and outside fitters; Navigation under- ground enginemen and fitters; Power Station staff; Cwmeynon enginemen, stokers and surface workers; Ropeway staff, Cwmeynon Washery staff, Cwm- eynon Cwmcynon underground engine- men and fitters Cwmeynon smiths and carpenters; Cwmeynon surface fitters and winders; Mr W. G. George, Park Hotel; Mr and Mrs. David Thomas and family; Mrs. Harland and family; Mr and Mrs Geo. West and Mr and Mrs Charles Perry. The funeral arrange- I' ments were carried out by Mr Frank Mills and Mr David Evans.
PENRHIWCEIBER. I PERSONAL.—We are pleased to learn that Mr J. PoweTI, newsagent, I Penrhiwoeiber Road, who is at present in a Bristol Hospital receiving treat- ment to his eye. is progressing very favourably. GOLF.—A foursome match in connect- ion with the Ceiber Golf Club took place on Thursday last. The scores are as follows, for 9 holes:—E. E. Williams, 6, 5, 9. 6, 5. 6, 7, 6, 7.-57; H. E. Morris, H 6, 8, 9, 5, 8, 7, 8, 4—63; J. Rees, 6. 7, 7, 6, 8, 7, 7. 7, 7-62; .J. Peregrine, 10, 5, 11, 5, 6, 8, 5, 6, 6—62. Thirteen new mem- bers have been enrolled. WEDDING.—A very quiet wedding was solemnised on Thursday last at Carmel (B.) Chapel, Pontypridd. The contracting parties were/ Mr Howells Howells, elder son of the Rev. and Mrs D. Howells, 13, Glassbrook Terrace, and Lettice, youngest daughter of the late Guardian John Williams, and Mrs Wil- liams, Fair View. The officiating min- ister was the Rev. D. Howells (father of bridegroom), assisted by the Rev. E. E. Probert. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr Johnny Williams, while the duties of best man were carried out by Mr David W. Howells (brother of bridegroom). The honeymoon is being 'spent at Bath. WEDDING.-On Whit-Sunday, bv special licence, a quiet wedding took place. The contracting parties were Capt. Thomas J. Bryer, Somerset House, and Miss A. Williams, of the Dorothy Cafe, Penrhiwceiber. After the cere- mony the wedded couple proceeded to Weymouth and Bournemouth for the honeymoon. Both are every well known in this district. Mrs Bryer is a cousin to Dr. B. Fhilhps-Jones, Miss E. M. Phillips-Jones (Guardian), and Mrs Evans, of Tanybryn. Capt Bryer. who was a sergeant in the Glamorgan Con- stabulary, retired on superannuation some four years ago. During his stav in Penrhiwceiber he has been President of the Chamber of Trade, and is now Treasurpr of same, succeeding the late Guardian John Williams. He was for 3 years Churchwarden of the Parish of Penrhiwceiber. He is connected with Ambulance work, and also the Fire Bri- gade. The presents received were num- erous and costlv. HOMING.—The members of this societv flew their Guernsey Race on Tuesday last. Eighteen members sent 142 birds to compete, which turned out to be a very keen race. The following is the result;—1. Wm. J. Jones, velocity 2-Sweetman. 762; 3, Rawlins" <61; 4. Havnes, 760.7; 5, .Tones Bros.' 760.3: 6. Phillips, 760.09; 7, Havwood 75*; S.Clarke, 756.35; 9, Williams Bros.. /56.34: 10. Francis. 755- Mallet, 669: 12, Bates, 646: 13, Bowen' 615; 14, Gibbon Bros., 618; 15. J. Harris. 559. W. J. Jones wins 6d. and I pools. The secretary is Mr W. J. Evans, Glanlav Street. ANNIVERSARY.—On Sunday last the Sunday School Anniversary of Hope (P-M.) Chapel was held. The meetings were presided over as follows Morn- ing, Mr Albert Evans; afternoon. Coun- cillor Thomas Jones; evening, Mr Wm. Belhm. The following scholars recited Gladys Phillips, Elsie Bridgeman, Annie Gwen Rees, James Bryant, Daniel Brv- ant, Sarah Jones, Violet Davies, Maud Rich, Esther Price, Blodwen Rees, ^ar.v allace, Martha Loosemore, Elsie fy^au"s' Gladys Rouke, Clarence Evans, Alice Loosemore, Movra Rich and Annie May Bridgeman." Mr David J. Davies, of Aberdare, recited two stir- ring pieces, and the organist played Jesu, Lover of my Soul and "Nearer my God to Thee." The singing of the choir was excellent under the conduc- torship of Mr Herbert Smith. Miss Gladys Evans presided at the organ. Solos were rendered by Misses Annie Thomas. Sarah Jones and Mrs. A. Evans. Two solos were rendered by Mr Thomas Evans. The evening pro- gramme was as follows: Prayer, Mr W. I Belbin; recitations, Elsie Bridgeman, Elsie Evans, Mary Wallace, Sarah Jones, Daniel Bryant. Rosie Thomas, Violet Davies. Solos were rendered by Annie Thomas and Sarah Jones. Stew- ards, Messrs. Thomas Morgan, George Chapman, — Cope, E. Jones. J. Shore and J. Williams.
| The Mountain Ash Carnival and Fete in aid of the District Nursing Fund, the Red Cross Society, and the St. John Ambulance Brigade will be held at the DUFFRYN GROVE On Thursday, June 18, 1914 (by kind permission of Lord Aberdare). Last year's great Success BEATEN HOLLOW. TRADE EXHIBITS, COMIC TURN-OUTS, COMIC BANDS, YEOMANRY TURN-OUT, BABY SHOW, TUG-OF-WAR. A Scream of Fun from Start to Finish. Schedules, &c., may be obtained from the Hon. Secretaries: T. J. Edmunds, Solicitor; W. E. Gough, Hay Merchant; D. Hay, Outfitter; J. W. Thomas, Draper; Jno. Lloyd. Emlyn House; T. Emrys JODes, Emporium. Special Announcement. VICTOR FREED MOUNTAIN ASH, THE LEADING HOUSE FURNISHER, HAS JUST OPENED A NEW DEPARTMENT bicycles. AGENT FOR Rudge-Whitworth Bicycles & Motor Cycles, also other makes Large Stock of Accessories. CASH OR EASY TERMS. It will pay you to enquire our Terms and Prices before going elsewhere MCKEE & Co. | Weatherproof and Oilskin Experts^ 10, QUEEN STREET. CARDIFF 7- ? *:w Never-set-wet" Coloured OILSKINS, increas- ingly fashionable. For Ladies 12/9 & 21/. For Gentlemen, 12/9 & 21/- For Hoys and Girls, 6 9 upwards. Don't risk a soaking-get a Nerer-set-wet" at once. The "BUTE" Guaranteed Waterproof Coat for Gentlemen or Ladies. Pricee 21-, 30 & 42/. cash. Carriage Paid. There are many professed Water- proofs, but if you want a perfect Rain Resister get one of oar "BUTE" guaranteed Water- proofs. Well cut, smart, variety of newest materials. Money returned if not approved. A62s, %I ) /1 6 1 I I i e!i I I i I For Summer Wear: The New Weatherproof with fashionable shot linings, light, cool, protective, an excellent holi- day garment For Ladies 301. & 42/- For Gentlemen, 30/- & 42/- Ready to wear or measure. Don't start on holiday without aNew McKee Weatherproof. WaterproafRectSbeets, 1 1 6- Rubber both ities 21-. 2 6, 3/6. Soft Rubber Cushions, 8 6. Hot Water Bottles, 46. Non Stoop Braces, to make you upright. 4 6 Per pair. Boys' and Girls. 319. Elastic Stockings, extra strong, 5/6 and 71G per pair. Ask for Prue /C, frir, o1 the many Rubber Cointft,s and A?f-liancc>- that vie supply. HAU the mbem CARRIAGE PAID.—Mtmn refunded tt net af^rcred, I McKEE & Co., R^g^waton^of 10y Qpeea Street, CARDIFF. |
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If Jesus came* to Aberdare. Minister's Scathing Indictment of Sectarianism. las?? RjV' T" Edmunds, B.A., preached BanHcTnu7 ov;ening at Carmel Englis* Chiir Vi' k,urch> Aberdare, upon "The orSl /^reatest Need To-day." Be wn C remarks by saying that he chnJL °f t?°!e, who ^spair ?*' l)f jj n°i" had he the least desire ^parage the churches. Mr Edmunds added :—All the criti" isms of worth which can be made up°n •.6 churches are made in the light of eh upbeld and cherished by ^h.urch itself. Whatever the church s aihngg are, and they are many, °u £ ethical insight and our hig^eS P.iritual aspirations are blessings f. to us from Jesus Christ by "j ,.Urjph itself. A man need not & lQd to his mother's failings, but n 011 Worthy the name would take ple.i\ ,lre in detecting and exposing such Perfections. The church is the irons whom we have derived our J mstincts. The best men in our *ere nourished within the cb11.1,. -*lost of the church's severest °rl -r_ and opponents owe their ethical in.sA J *tions to her. Yet it must be that many who are protesting a#a, eg the unsatisfactory state of our cbuf de- and complaining as to the church teetive message do so with sad +„i,e J^et the church take heed lest it ^jLnts its friends and helpers for 0PP°vness and hinderers. Christian for bids us hearken to their > their voice may be the voioe as Lord. History teaches us that who the Lord sends great evangel some- oall the world to repentance We times sends prophets to hrin^^ church to repentance, for 110 name individual Christians disgrace. pjmrch of Christ, but sometimes liVence is itself by its policy or its ne^ e.g->— unworthy of the name it bears, pos. Think how often the chuieh h j ers ed progressive thought. to think of light ancestral" tinwimodern out their faith in terms an(] ex. thought and often denoun ^etnpt to communicate the men who » jg a think for them. Conserva not necessary grace, for he gt has anxiously conserve what church pained is not worthy to g'u premium into the future; but settinj? ^oo often upon ignorance the churcft 0bscur- mistaken credulity for »al you can- antism for conservatism. t through not conserve the Pa? nrn (jod is bles6- progress. The men in the wil- ing most to-day werehJcjt. The church demess a few years scholarship needs must give to re orantly malign its true place, and n think for their the men who under ^enonainational day. Think of our Gf unjon and divisions, and ^in our churches- fellowship even w' better not be men- things which ha rp}ie WOrk of God in tioned in lire is seriously bin- Aberdare tarianism. We build dered by each other to uphold our chapels near wjn-]e Vve have no money inherited te »s Institutions, Hesene for Young etr. And this while the Organize 0'ur churches do not care majoritv ntroversies that divide us. about to -rowing demand for a United There-is ^jinrC], While retaining Chns Eternal worth that has been a rved and practised by the several ruminations, such a church would n^»to peiT>etuf)te °"r ancestors' quar- re? Tliis demand is of God. Our di- T^sions hinder collective action, and w'orse, dull our sense of responsibility. are so divided that we do not feel as we should our common responsibili- A tv for the state of the whole town. A fnited Christian Church studving our problems and taking upon itself the re- sponsibility for the welfare and spiritual condition of the town would soon force the devil out into the onen and prove stronger than he. This is hindered hv our separatism, and many of our best energies are wasted. A generation is rising which while conscious of the tre- mendous difficultv of the problem and fearsome lest in the transition some- Thing preciotis he lost, is determined to find some satisfactory solution for the Kingdom's ske. Think of our petti- ness. People who have never felt a pang of pain over the sin of the town, nor ever made any sacrifice of worth for the missionary cause, will qitarrel a's to who should be at the head of a table in tea partv. The harmony of churches has been disturbed and sometimes rent hv issues which would be comical were thev not scandalous. The church has many sins to confess and repent of. Her lukewarmness, her insincerity, her slovenly unbusinesslike methods, her unfaithfulness to her own institutions and her un-Christlikeness. We have little to boast of except that the out- side critic has less. A humble, repent- ant mood befits us best. And yet the light in which we are condemned shines from within and through the church. It is the Spirit of Christ that reveals to us our defects and lays upon us the burden of shame. The church is far from perfect, but there is no institution which, judged by its ideal, its past achievements or its present condition, that can be compared with her. There is a life within her which revives from age to age. We are not of yesterday but of yore. Christianity is not one of the passing fashions, but an eternal spirit manifested in Christ historically, and dwelling in and acting through the church for the realization of God's re- demptive purposes. God has in the world three sacred institutions, each of which sanctified to its own purpose is necessary for the full realization of God's will in the world, ie., the family, the State, and the church. Desecrate or destroy either of these and the idea! day for the world is postponed. Until family life is sacred to us all it will not be well with us. Until democracy be- comes a Theocracy—until men bow I down before the moral authority of God and live both as individuals and as citi- } zens to realise God's purpose it will not I 1 -I be -n' r F,e ^tate exists to carry out the will of God for the general good to His glory. Why should democratic government prove more stable and bene- ficent than aristocratic rule unless de- mocracy be sanctified by a vision of the will of God? But the church is sacred in a peculiar sense in that it is the means created and inspired by God for sanctifying the family and the State, If the church fails, then civilization 't.il] fail; but we do not despair of the church. Our optimism does not depend upon any false satisfaetion with the present state of our churches but upon God. He is not man to leave uncom- pleted a work He has begun. We mav fail Him. Others may fail Him, but His cause will not faii. Testis did not die in vain. God is alive and a city of God-a perfect fellowship of souls, a redemed society—is the gracious inten- tion of his Divine Love. This must come to be and fop this purpose His Spirit created the church and recreates it from age to age. What then is the church's greatest need to-day ? Vision. A clear realization of its mission. Every insti- tution worth preserving exists to actu- alise some idea. Until that ideal pur- pose is achieved it has H mission. The greatest need of such an institution is an unblurred vision of its idea. This is the church's need. God can do as little through thoughtless people as through lazy people. "Lord, that our eyes be opened." Did the church be- come vividly aware of its idea, two re- sults would inevitably, if not immediate- ly follow:—(1) Unification of forces. This is already happening on the mission field to an extent little realised by us at home. The Hindoo and Chin- ese leaders realizing the purpose of Christ in their lands are telling us to keep our quarrels re doctrines and rites at home. (2) The loyalty of our best I manhood. If men are to live for a cause, it must lie a cause worth dying for. We are not accomplishing great things because we are not attempting them. Jesus said that his followers should do greater things than he had done. Have we even a vision of such "terrible things in righteousness?" What would be Jesus' programme did He come to Aberdare to-day? A church having the mind of Christ" would know it and exist for it, and such a church would capture the enthusiasm and loyalty of men. What is the call of God to us? As before, the challenge of the time proves to be the call of God. (1) From the awakening nations of the world comes cries for guidance. If the church does not respond who will? Our financiers are away in foreign lands to exploit the nations, and perhaps our Government Warships exist to uphold them—thieves' accomplices. Who will hold up for the nations the ideal King- dom of God and guide their feet towards the Holy City ? Who if not the church ? The revival of Christendom in the West will come from an awakened sense of I our tremendous opportunity in the East. More, the world is quickly be- coming one for weal or woe. "By means of the various applies- j tions of steam and electricity the world has been turned inth a single' neighbour- hood. We have seen the death of dis- tance. The nations and peoples are being drawn into closer and closer touch with each other through trade and com- merce, through the growing volume of traiel, through inter-marriage, through the influence of international societies tance. The_ nations and peoples are being drawn into closer and closer touch with each other through trade and com- merce, through the growing volume of traiel, through inter-marriage, through the influence of international societies of various kinds, through the activity of the press, and through the develop- ment of international buv. (J. B. Mott). Tt is hardly too much to say that for economic purposes mankind is fast be- coming one people, in which the hitherto backward nations are taking a place analogous to that which the unskilled workers have held in each one of the civilized nations. Such nn event opens a new stage in world history, a stage whose significance has. perhaps. heen as yet scarcely realized either by the thinker or the man of notion CBryceV WTiat has the church to say to this situation? Shall it be Armageddon or a Kingdom of God? Who is to be Head of the World and Master of the situation? Who but Jesus? Consider our missionary interest and contribu- tions in the light of this. (2) From our own midst we hear the demand of the workers for social jus- tice. The social problem demands the church's attention. This is God's world, but surely our civilization is an abomination in the sight of the Lord. Orientals coming to thi, "Christian land" (!) of ours are shocked and ask not what is Christianity ? but where is it? The church has for ages spoke out against immorality and urged the sanc- tity of fatherhood and motherhood. She has protested against drunkenness, pressing for Temperance legislation. Is that the whole of the church's duty? Must she not now move on towards the Christianization of business and the re- construction of society according to the will of God? Is there a Christian con- science on these matters? Can Christ- ianity save the world? Let the church cease preaching what Lloyd George or Iveir Hardie says unto it^ and rather by reverent meditation discover what the mind of Christ is and utter it with no hesitating voice. The issue is be- tween Christianity and Paganism, Christ or Mammon. Which shall it be? Is the church awake to the real situa- tion? Has it Vision? Can it guide? (3) We hear the cry from the un- evangelised nations. We hear on all sides the cry of the people at home. There is that deeper cry from the depths of the human heart. Who will de- liver me from sin?" Humanity pro- gresses but men are much the same. In our town as elsewhere we have men en- slaved by passion, in the grip of an evil that is ruining them body and soul. Men beastialized, women with no light in their faces. And young men and women thoughtless, aimless, drifting to increase the wreckage around us. Have we got so accustomed to the sin and wretchedness that we cease to feel it? Or have we despaired of saving them? A church having the mind and heart of Christ would be agonizing in intercession and sacrificing in service for the redemption of men.. But does the church see and feel the situation? And has it a Gospel? Not words but a message with meaning and power in it? What accounts for our ineffective- ness? Have we lost contact with the source of power? A realization of the desperate need of sinful men and women and a live sense of its weakness would force the church to ask what can be done? Can God do anything? Behind all our weakness lies the weakness of our sense of God. We have lost track of Him in His own world. Did we but look into the pits of trouble and iniquity around us we might be driven back to find Him again." (Rev. Tom Phillips.) Jesus has come on earth. The church knows that and teaches it. But Jesus is to-day in the world-in the mission field, within our social system and with- in the souls of men—moving on to greater things than our fathers ever saw. Is the church aware of this? Do we know what He is aiming at? And are we ready to be His hands and feeV And Jesus stood still and called them, and said, What will ve that I shall do unto you? They say unto Him, Lord that our eyes may be opened. So Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes; and immediately their eves I received sight, and they followed Him."
Abercynon police-baiter. George, Cook, an Abercynon collier, was at Porth on Thursday fined J63 for assaulting Police Constable Mahoney at Pontypridd. The evidence showed that defendant kicked and struck the officer when the latter was struggling with two other prisoners. The Stipen- diary said the case was a serious one, I but it was defendant's first offence, and he did not wish to send him to prison.