Retiring Chairman. Mr. Bowles moved a hearty vote of thanks to Mr. Hall, the retiring chair- man, for the splendid services he had rendered during the past year. No oil had filled the chair with greater ability and dignity than Mr. Hall. The claims on his time had been many. on his tirne had been many. Mr. Thomas Jones seconded, adding that he had known Mr. Hall since t! e hitter's childhood, and he could speak in the highest terms of him. Mr. Jones was most pleased that a Pen- s rhiwceiber boy had filled the chair so ablv. Messrs. Rogers, Maddox, Br ice •Tones, W. Lambnrn, W. Davies, G. Neighbour, Millar, Jas. Evan: 1. W Jones and Griffith Evans supported. Mr. Hall responded and thanked the members for their kind words. He did not propose giving a resume of the year's work, but he would point out that they had had a supply of water j from Peiideryn Reservoir. That was soma compensation for the worry that Pendervu had given the members, While he thanked the members for their co-opjiation. he was not urmind- ful of the good work performed and able assistance given by the ottn'nls. He also wished to thank the public, and especially the ladies, for the. continual help they had given in organising var- ious war charities.
The New Rate. j The new rate for the ensuing 12 I months will be 2s. 2d., compared with 2s. for the previous year.
Cinemas and Censorship. The next item was to consider Mr. T. Mansel Franklen's letter, together with the model conditions for cmema. licences issued by the Home Office. The letter referred to a communica- tion from the Secretary of State ex- plaining that it had been found im- practicable to proceed with the Govern- men censorship of films owing to the opposition on the part of the trade. Model conditions had, however, been I prepared for the approval of the licens- ing authorities. These conditions in- j eluded: (1) That no film be shown which 1 was likely to be injurious to morality, or an incitement to crime; neither should pictures of an offensive nature to public persons be shown. (2) That no film be shown unless a synopsis of same be submitted to the licensing authority, and if deemed necessary the film iself must be shown to any person film iself must be shown to any person or persons appointed by the Council. Rev. Geo. Neighbour remarked that the Government had failed to pass a measure dealing with the subject. That being so, would it not be better to leave the matter alone rather than adopt some local treasuresWho was going to act as censor in a district like this r Mr. Brtiee Jones agreed, and pointed out that action had been taken locally in curtailing the hours which children could attend Cinemas. No steps should be taken which did not apply to the whole of the country. Mr. Charles Maddox pointed out the impracticability of some of the con- ditions, especially one which required a film to be shown to the appointed per- son two or three days before it was shown to the public. Films did not arrive till the day they were actually shown to the public. Mr. W. Lamburn moved that the whole matter be adjourned and that a joint conference be arranged between the Council and local Cinema managers. Mr. Thos. Jones moved that the model conditions be adopted, and Mr. Hogers seconded. After further discussion, in the course of which it was urged that films should be censored at the source and not in the districts where they are .,hoii-n, Mr. Lamburn's motion was agreed to; also another motion that Merthyr, Pontypridd, Aberdare, and Mountain Ash Authorities meet to discuss the matter with the view of taking uniform action.
Medical Officer's Report. Scarlet fever, 2; diphtheria, 9; measles, 33; tuberculosis, 4. In the County annual report it was stated that the death rate of children under o years of age in the Mountain Ash area was 187 per 1,000. Dr. Jones said that comparing the record with those of urban areas, the proportion was very favourable to Mountain Ash. Dr. Jones added that it was very gratifying to see that since Mountain Ash Council had appointed health visitors the death rate among infants had consider- ably diminished. He would deal more fully with the subject in bis annual report. Mr. W. Lamburn said it would be well for the public to know what Dr. Jones had just said. The Council was often blamed for making this and that appointment, and for spending money. He was pleased that the Council had made the appointments referred to, and that such a good result had already ac- crued therefrom. In reply to Mr. Hall, Dr. Jones said that up to the present the health visi- tors visited the homes, and there was no arrangements for mothers to attend a centre to confer with the lady health visitors. This would, however, be -d. shortly arranged.
Supply of Water. The Surveyor in his report said that the total quantity of water in the re- servoirs was only 3 million gallons below their full capacity. With regard to Penderyn Reservoir they would be about 3 or 4 million gallons better off this year than last.
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Mountain Ash Tribunal. On Thursday, April 19. Chairman, Mr. Griffith Evans, J.P.; also present: Messrs. George Hall, Charles Maddox, Thomas Jones, J.P., Bruce Jones, John Powell; military representatives, Major F. N. Gray and Sergeant-Major Johns, with Mr. A. Pincombe and Mr. Fred Stock. LEAVE TO APPEAL. The applications of Herbert Williams, licensed victualler, Collier's Arms, Newtown, and Thomas Williams, Ynysy- bwl Co-op. Stores, grocer's haulier, for leave to appeal were refused. EXEMPTION APPEALS. William White, butcher, Bush Road, Miskin, was refused. Basil Jones, dentist, Aberdare Road, in the employ of Mr. David E. Williams. Married. Class Cl.—Granted two months. Albert David Howell, single, plough- man, Penrhiwceiber, was granted con- ditional exemption. John Thomas, grocer's warehouseman, for Mr. W. Herbert, was refused. David Pritchard, butcher, Penrhiw- ceiber Road, Penrhiwceiber, single, Class B2.—Adjourned one month. William Henry Baker, the Mountain Ash Council plumber, was granted four months. George Lewis, postman. Mountain Ash, was granted two months. Evan Jones, Penrhiwceiber, in the employ of the Penrhiwceiber Co-op Society as a haulier, was granted three months. Thomas Vaughan. Union Street, Mountain Ash, fruiterer, appealed on the grounds of business hardship.— Granted two months. Levi Bartlett, Cardiff Road, Mountain Ash, boot-repairer, was granted four months. Rees Hughes Jones, of the firm of Jones Bros., grocers, Abercynon, ap- pealed on the ground of business hard- ship. His brother had already joined the forces. Applicant is 31 years of age, and in Class A.Graiited three months. John Phillip Maddox, grocer, Carne- town, was granted three months. JS' Clark, clothier's manager, Oxford Street, Mountain Ash, was granted two months.
OBITUARY. REV. D. LEWIS (DEWI MEDI). The death has occurred of the Rev. D. Lewis (Dewi Medi), pastor of Dock Congregational Chapel, Llanellv. He was 73 years of age. He had spent 51 years in the ministry, having been pastor of Dock Chapel for 46 years. He was a prominent Eisteddfodwr, and a well- known poet, author, and hymnologist. He leaves a widow. Mr. Lewis was a native of Aberdare, and in his youth resided in John Street. He commenced to preach at Siloa while very young, and was known as "the hoy preacher." At this church on Sunday morning a vote of condolence with de- ceased's family was passed. I
RHEUMATISM-KIDNEY TROUBLE. Rheumatism is due to uric acid crystals in the joints and muscles, the result of excessive uric acid in the sys- tem that the kidneys failed to remove as nature intended, and this acid is also the cause of backache, lumbago, sciatica, gout, urinary trouble, stone, gravel, dropsy. The success of Estora Tablets, a specific based on modern medical science, for the treatment of rheumatism and other forms of kidney trouble, is due to the fact that they restore the kidneys to healthy action and thereby remove the cause of the trouble, and have cured numberless cases after the failure of other remedies, which accounts for them superseding out-of-date medicines that are sold at a price beyond all but the wealthy. Women frequently suffer from ills, aches and pains, under the impression that they are victims of ailments common to their sex, but more often than not it is due to the kidneys, and in such cases Estora Tablets will set them right! The test is at least worth making, as woman's happiness and suc- "'SQ in life depends entirely on her health. Estora Tablets, an honest remedy at an lio-np-t price, Js. 3d. per box of 40 tablets, or 6 for 6s. 9d. All chemists or postage free from Estora Co., 182 Charing Cross Road. London. W.C. Aberdare Agents: Boots Cash Chemists.
SILOA, ABERDARE. CYMANFA GANU. On Sunday afternoon and evening a Cymanfa Ganu was held at Siloa Congregational Church. The Rev. D. Silyn Evans presided. Mr. W. J. Evans was the conductor, and Miss Gwladys Jones, L.L.C.M., was the organist. Several hymn-tunes and anthems were sung with much fervour, including "Aros gyda'r Iesu" (Mr. A. Watkins, G. and L.); "Datgana'r Nefoedd" (Beethoven); "Oh that men would praise the Lord" (Dr. Dan Protheroe), and several of Dr. Caradog Roberts' compositions. The services were very well attended, and Siloa well sustained its high reputation for excellent soulful singing. At the evening service, which was introduced by Mr. Afanydd Morgan, the President mentioned the fact that the present year was the bi-centenary of the sweet singer of Wales, Williams Pantycelyn. Although Pantycelyn was universally acknowledged to be the doyen of Welsh hymnists, nevertheless Dafvdd Jones of Caio's hymns were better remembered by the masses in Wales. Strange enough Ann Griffiths' hymns had more masculine vigour in them than those of Pantyeelyn," Dafydd Jones or Morgan Rhys.
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School of Commerce, Aberdare. Principal s J. MARSHALL, F.lnc.S.T., F.C.I.F.S.C.. etc., Visiting Commercial Master, Mill Street Higher Elementary School, Pontypridd. • ANOTHER LIST OF BRILLIANT SUCCESSES TO HAND, 'II a number of which appear in another Column of this Paper. Since our last report a number of young men and women have entered Commercial Houses and obtained lucrative positions, after a most successful period ot training at the School. I A WORD TO PARENrS:-Are you considering the best interests of your children by delaying a decision regarding their future careers ? Parents and 1 intending students are invited to call and see the Principal, 19 WhitCOmbe St., Aberdare, or write for Prospectus; also a list of recent successes, the result of a Thorough, Practical and Up-to-date Training received at the School. — — _Wo.
Mountain Ash District Council. ANNUAL MEETING. On Tuesday. Present: Messrs. W. Davies, W. Lamburn, G. H. Hall; Chas. Maddox, Jas. Evans, Noah Bowles, Rev. Geo. Neighbour, David Rogers, Griffith Evans, J.P., T. W Jonts, Surgeon Major Morgan, J.P., Thomas Jones, J.P., Bruce Jones, \V. Millar, with Messrs. A. Pincombe (clerk), F. Stock (accountant), \V. G. Thomas (stii,i-t,yo, ), Dr. A. T. Jones (medical officer), a'id H. T. Jones (sanitaiy inspector). Mr. Bruce Jones was elected to the chair pro. tern.
Member's Resignation. A letter from Councillor Evan Mo.' Penrhiwceiber, was read, n;signm:>; his position as member owing to lll-hei.'t!i. Mr. Bruce Jones said it was witr great regret that they heard oi Mr Morris' resignation, and the <au^> of the resignation. It was not quite un- expected, for they all knew that Mr. Morris had not been able to attend lor some time. Mr. Rogers asked what was the feel- ing at Penrliiw ceiber re tilling 1 h.. va- cancy. Mr. Thomas Jones said he had had a conversation with Mr. Morris, and ;<ad asked him to delay his resignation to see if his health would improve. Mr. Morris promised to consider the matter but he afterwards determined to take the steps he had now taken. Mr. Hall spoke to the same effect. It was moved by Mr. Jas. Evans, seconded by Mr. Noah Bowles, that the resignation be accepted with regret. Mr. W. Davies suggested that a pub- lie meeting be held at Penrhiwceiber to discuss the selection of a successor, in- asmuch as no election by ballot con. take jplace. This cause was agreed to.
Election of Chairman. Mr. Thomas Jones asked what was the position re Major G. A. Evans, the senior vice-chairman. Mr. Bruce Jones thought it would be better to elect Mr. Noah Bowles, the junior vice-chairman, to the chair. They could re-elect Major Evans to the vice-chair, so that if the war would be over 1'2 months hence Major Evans could be promoted to the chair. He moved that Mr. Noah Bowles be elected to the chair. Mr. Griffith Evans seconded, and the motion was adopted. Mr. Bowles then took the chair, and thanked the members for their una- nimous vote. He sincerely hoped that by the time his year of office expired there would be a lasting peace—a just peace never to be disturlied Any i ore by the clash of arms. He appealed to tfie members for their eo-operat.o; and he prayed for sufficient strength and discretion to uphold the dignity ot the chair, which had been excellently maintained by those who had acted s chairmen in p-ast years. During the time he had sat on the Council he had had a very happy time, and a better body of men, a more public spirited body of men, he would never wish to work with. Nothing would please him better than to see Mountain Ash be- coming noted for its moral cleanliness.
Vice.Chairmen. Mr. Bruce Jones moved that Ma>or Evans be elected vice-chairman. Mr. Griffith Evans seconded.—Carried. Rev. Geo. Neighbour moved that Mr James Evans be the second vice-chair- man.—This was seconded and carried, in spite of a. protest from Mr. James Evans, who wished to withdraw.
ABERDARE SCHOOL OF COMMERCE. At the recent examination held under the auspices of the Institute of Commerce and Messrs. Pitman and Sons, Ltd., Bath, the following students were successful in passing their re- spective examinations <oJ Typewriting. Advanced Stanlev Evans, Ynysboeth. Handwriting, Advanced: Amelia Moore, Abernant; Stanley Evans; Harry Lewis, Treharris. Arithmetic, Advanced Olive V- hams, Abercynon: Amelia Moore, Abernant; Stanley Evans. Book-keeping, 'Elementary; Sarah Murrel, Mountain Ash; K/M. Lewis, Aberaman; Bessie Davies, Aberdare; Esther Gilliard, Mountain Ash; Hosa Eynon, Mountain Ash; Edith Levshon, Mountain Ash; Hannah Watts. Moun- tain Ash; Nancy Richards, Hirwain; Arthur Hughes, Mountain Ash. Banking, Advanced: Olive Williams, Edith Levshon, Hannah Watts. Amelia Moore, Stanley Evans. Business Training, Advanced: Sarah JiulTel, Gilliard, Olive Williams, Kdith Leyshon, Hannah \\atts. Amelia Moore, Lettie Thomas, Nelson Stanlev hvans, Ynysboeth: Emlyn Miller, Anercynon. C ommercial Law, Advanced Mav Owen Cwmaman; Annie Thomas. Aberdare: Lettie Thomas, Stanlev Evans. Shorthand, Theory: K. Watkins, Abei-nani; C. M. Roes, Cwnidare: Mills, Mountain Ash. Shorthand, Elementary: Olwen Hees and Annie Evans, Merthyr; Edith M. Leyshon; G. J. Jenkins, Merthyr; M. M. Owen, Cwmaman; H. Watts'; Doris May Jones, Aberdare; Edith M. Lewis, Aberaman; E. C. Davies, Robertstown; Esther A. Gilliard, S. Murrell. Rosa Eynon, S. D. Powell, Arthur T. Hughes, G. M. Gardner, all of Mountain Ash; G. J. Evans, Aber- cynon Harry Lewis.
YR lOiiAiN GYMREIG. CAPEL Y GADLYS (B.). (Buddugol yn Eisteddfod y Gadlys). Teml gymwys eglwys hyglod;—hen Gadlys! Cysgodle gwawl Trindod; Ca amhur Olchfa'r Cymod, A lle'r cledd dry'n Allor Clod. AP HEFIN. Aberdar.
Nodion. Wele y Parch. E. J. Gruffydd wedi gadael Eglwys Annibynol Bethel, Tre- cynon, ar fyr rybudd i fyned i weini i angenion ysbrydol y milwyr yn Mharc Cinmel, Rhyl. Nid yw efe yn gawr o gorff," ond medda bersonoliaeth gref. Brwdfrydedd dihysbydd ac egni diflino ydynt ei brif nodweddion. Gweithiodd yn ddyfal yn ystod y saith mlynedd y bu yma, ac yn yr amser hwnw bu Bethel yn dy i Dduw ac yn borth y nefoedd i lawer. Dyddiau y cyfnewid- ihdau chwim yw y rhai hyn. Gelwir yn sydyn ar y bugeiliaid tymhorol a'r bugeiliaid ysbrydol i adael eu corlanau am y gad a'r gwersyll. Ddydd Iau diweddaf bu farw y Parch. David Lewis, Llanelli, yr hwn oedd yn adnabvddus yn y byd eisteddfodol fel Dewi Medi. Yr oedd yn 73 mlwydd oed, ac yn un o blant Siloa, Aberdar. Un newyddiadur a gyfeiria at enwau yr alawon Cymreig, "Hufen mawr y cwrw melyn" a'r "Meddwyn llawen," fel mynegai i'r syniad poblogaidd ffafrlol am ddiod gadarn yn Nghymru flynyddau yn ol. Gwir, a dyna hefyd yr hen alaw Gymreig swynol a phoblogaidd, "Cxlan meddwdod mwyn," beth bynnag a feddylir wrth y fath deitl. Avele y gauaf a aeth heibio o'r diwedd, ond prin y gellir dywedyd etto y gwelir y blodau ar y ddaear, ac nid oes neb ar a wyddom wedi clywed llais y gwcw yn ein gwlad. Modd bynnag, wedi gauaf anarferol o hir ac eithriadol o erwin, da yw teimlo awel falmaidd y gwanwyn, ac wedi y fath dywyllwch Aiphtaidd ag a gawsom y gauaf di- weddaf lion yw cael ychydig o heulwen Ebiill. 0 na byddai'n haf o hyd! Gyda llaw, yn ol dyddiadur y Parch. J. Jones, Hen Dy Cwrdd, a gyhoeddwyd yn y Leader bythefnos yn ol, bu tri mis o sychder yn ngwanwyn 1840. 0 Chwefror hyd Fai ni chaed ond dwy gawod fechan, ac yn Ebrill yr oedd mor dwynin ag yn Ngorffenaf. Eleni ni chawsom lawer o wlaw er dechreu y flwyddyn, ond yr ydym wedi cael peth wmbreth o rew, eira, eirwlaw, a chen- llysg. 7>Iae yn siwr fod Cymru yn flaen- fynedol fwy neu lai. Gwelsom am bregethwr Methodus yn myned i'w gyhoeddiad foren Sul ar feisig. Bu ei- y buasai hyny yn rhyfygus!- Y Drych. y "Y rnddengys fel pe byddai cyflegrau v rhyîel yn dechreu malurio clawdd terfyn enwadaeth. Wele Eglwys Annibynol Siloa, Aberdar, wedi myned dros ffin yr enwad i gae] pi-egethwr i'w chyrddau mawr. yn mherson v Parch. John Roberts, M.A., Caerdydd, mab lolo ( aernarfon. Diau y bydd i eglwysi Methodistaidd Bethania a Nazareth dalu y pwyth yn ol adeg eu gwyliau pre- gethu nesaf. Pa un bynnag am hynny v nine Siloa wedi dangos ysbryd rhagorol. Darfydded son am bob ymryson mwy, Partiol farn a rhagfarn, lawr a hwy.
HOREB, LLWYDCOED. SUI, 0 FAWL. Cymanfa Ganu a gynhaliwyd yn Horeb Sul, yr 22aill o Ebrill. Cenid yr hymiiau, y tonau a'r anthemau a ganesid yiig Nghymanfa ddiweddaf y Pasg yn Ebenezer, Trecynon. Caed tair oedfa, y gYlltaf 1 r plant, a'r arweinydd yd- ()cdd Atrs. W. P. Davies, a'r ddwy dduynol i rai mewn oed o dan ar- weiniad Mr. J. B. James. Yr organydd yiloeckl Air. Willie James. Cynorthwyid ar.^r 0lei''vnau gaii Mi'i. Willie Rees, VVrillie Daniel James, T. John Beddoe, Evan J. Davies a Benjamin Griffiths. Caed dacil yn oedfa y bore rhwng Miss Lizzie Griffiths a -Alr. J-. Daniel Davies ar yr Ysgol Sul. Llywyddwyd yn y swahanol gvfarfodydd gan Mri. Thomas Davies, Thomas James a Morris Phillips. Yn oedfa'r hwyr darfu i Mrs. \\T. P. Davies a Miss Morris, ar ran Cymdeithas Genhadol Llundain, gynwyno tua- deg ar hugain o Jyfrau'n lvobrvvyon i'r rhai ieuainc oedd wedi casglu dros A10 tuag at y Gymdeithas. Dechreuwyd y gwahanol oedfaon gan y gweinidog a M ri. John Jones a j. Griffiths.
MUSICAL SUCCESS. At the recent examination of the Associated Board of the R.A.M. and R.C.M., held at Pontypridd. Miss Enid Eraser, niece of Mr. and Mrs. r B. Harrison, Maesgwyn Terrace, Cwmdare, passed the Higher Division in piano- forte playing. She is a pupil ot Miss Margaret M. Roberts, 12 Cardiff Hd., Aberdare.
CALFARIA, ABERDARE. SINGING FESTIVAL. A great musical treat was given by Calfaria (B.) Choir last Sunday. The precentor, Mr. Dan Griffiths, con- ducted. The morning meeting was pre- sided over by Mr. J. Dyrin Price. Miss Olwen Druce read a Psalm, and Diivies engaged in prayer. Miss C. M. Williams rendered a solo, iNeges y Blodeuyn," and the following tunes were effectively sung: Ellgedi, Nebo, Bartholdy, Dewi Sant, Amser Mawr, Tanycastell, Gweddi Apostolaidd (T. J. Morgan, F.T.S.C.), and the anthem, levi-nasa Iesu Mawr." The afternoon meeting was devoted to the children, Mr. J. H. Hopkins pre- siding. Mr. D. J. Pugh had trained the children. Justice was done to a selected programme of the best tunes, and the anthem, "Milwyr lesu" (W. C. Jenkins, L.T.S.C.). Miss Af. J. Davies sang "Mi garwn fod yn angel," and a Psalm was recited by Miss Jennie Rees. Mr. Thomas Wheeler introduced the meeting. In the evening the pastor, the Rev. James Griffiths, presided. A Psalm was read bv Mervyn Davies, and Mr. David Richards engaged in praver. the following tunes were sung: -St. Matthew. Evelyn, Clychau'n Canu, Delfrydol (by T. Davies, organist), Craig yr Oesoedd, and Tangnefedd. together with the anthems, "Milwyr lesu" and "Hallelujah Chorus" (Handel). Miss Mabel Thomas sang beautifully "Nearer, my God, to Thee." In the absence of Professor Tom Davies, through illness, Mr. George Jenkins presided at the organ. Mr. Philip Jones delivered an address on music.
THE "CREATION" AT ABERDARE. On Wednesday evening last Carmel United Choir, under the conductorship of Professor loin Jones, LRAM A.R.C.O., gave a fine rendering of Haydns Creation" at Carmel English Baptist Chapel, Aberdare. THe artistes were: Soprano, Miss Elsie Williams, A.Iv.C.M.; tenor Mr. Ben Davies, Skewen; bass Mr John Williams, •y™"1?!11 Ash- Miss Agnes Davies, A.L.C.M" was at the organ, and Mr. \VranS; V- -M-' Prided at the piano. Mr. Eynon, M.E., presided. n rhu^sda> evening the performance was repeated, when the High Constable, ".i ™ -^ei.lshole, occupied the -\rdl'm r e'iairman complimented Ar 7?m J01,16* uP°n Producing what he (Mr. Kenshole) thought was one ot' the masterpieces of music, viz., Havdn's Creation. Miss Elsie Williams, al- though present, was unable to take her part that evening, having contracted a ('old, but Miss Blodwen Lloyd, A.R.C.M.. of Porth and Jondon, had consented, on short notice, to substitute her. The proceeds would be devoted to that very laudable institution, the Y.M.C.A. The singing throughout was of a high standard. The artistes and the choir acquitted themselves admirably \J though a little late in the season for this kind of concert large audiences alt ended both evenings, and all were highlv satisfied. Next season we hope Tom Jones will give the music lovers ot Aberdare another work bv one of the great masters.
CLYN NEATH MAN'S GOOD-BYE." "Good-bye, mv loving Ma«f<rie mother, father, and sisters' wasn't he message left hy Evan John Jones, aged a haulier at Pwllfaron, residin<rat r actorv Houses, Glvn Neath, who Mid denly left his home at midnight on Thursday last. The note was found bv °1KV-j famil.>" on tlio kitchen table on J rinrtV morning, and .Tones was found in a wood on Saturdav night by Police Constable Murley. He had evi- dently been without food since Thurs- day, and was too weak to give any ac- count of himself. He was conveyed home, and is now undergoing medical treatment. ° treatment. ° ———-—-—.
LOCAL W!LL. Mr. Thomas John Edmunds, of Dover House, Dover Street, Mountain Ash solicitor, who uied on January 11, left estate valued at £)42 gross,'with net nersonalty t670. Probate of his will has-been granted to his father, Mr.' Thomas Edmunds, retired grocer!