New Empire, Aberdare. Refreshed, after the vacation, like a giant after wine, the New Empire is going1 as strong as ever. Quite a large number attended the Grand Orchestral' and Pictorial Concert on Sunday night last. A very fine programme was gone through. Among other capital pictures shown were, "The Life of Moses," a very fine production, and "Scenes in Bavaria." A violin solo, "Tarantella," was magnicently rendered by Mr. W. M. Carroll, musical director. This week's programme is excellent in every way. Each house is opened with an overture by the orchestra. Queenie Webb is a charming comedienne, her singing and dancing being fascin- ating in the extreme. The Fromans are refined musicians. Cliff and Kean's say- ings and dancing are admired by all. Paul Cavalli, the Ideal Athlete, is the chief turn for this week. He performs some remarkable feats of strength upon strong wired expanders. He lifts a piano with a man seated thereon, and plays a cornet at the same time. A coirpetition will take place at each house this week. The best from each house are to compete in the Semi-Final on Thursday night. The final will take place on Friday night. The competition takes the form of mak- ing the best attempts at stretching a San- dow developer. Three handsome medals will be awarded as prizes.
WORDS OF WISDOM. 1 Let not conscience be dragged on the wheels of desire. Good companionship does not depend upon accident, but clpon selection. Whatever you may be sure of. be sure of this, that you are very like other people. Every noble life leaves the fibre of it inter- woven with the work of the world. -FusKiN,. Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circum- stances. Strong men believe in cause and effect. -EMERSON. Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come. We should never do anything which would render the body and mind unfit for the service of the soul. The weak shrink into themselves, nurse their sorrows, emphasise their sufferings, and so be- come selfish, complaining, and exacting. Out of suffering comes the serious mind; out of salvation, the grateful heart; out of endur- ance, fortitude; out of deliverance, faith.—BUS- KIN. As the very earth is wakened to life by the genial warmth of spring's early footsteps, so human nature feels the inspiration of happy and cheerful influence. If you entertain the supposition that any real success, in great things or in small, ever was or could be, ever will or ever can be, wrested from Fortune by fits and starts, leave that wrong idea here. To crowd out fear by devotion to duty, and to see present and future as one." Fear is for the faithless; duty for ever brings courage to go on. Also it acts on present tasks, but follows eternal laws. We are always doing each other injustice, and think better or worse of each other than we deserve, because we only hear and see separate words and actions, We don't see each other's whole nature. Guard within yourself that treasure-kindness. Know how to give without hesitation; how to lose without regret; how to acquire in your heart, by the happiness of those you love, the happiness which you, yourself, might have missed. Man is his own star, and the soul that can Render an honest and a perfect man Commands all light, all influence, all fate. Nothing to him falls early, or too late; Our acts our angels are, or good or ill, Our fatal shadows that walk by us still. —JOHN FLETCHER. Half of our troubles are brought by the people we unwisely admit into our lives, and if we could command as accurate statements as the Govern- ment Census Department we should find that more than half the sorrows of the world have their origin in the same cause. A sense of humour preserves all who have it from extremes. It warns away from the confines of the petty and ridiculous, and produces very often the same tolerant effects as magnanimity, revealing through laughter that reasonable line of thought which was obscured by logic. A strong man says in the pride of achieve- ment, Never since I was a boy have I been under obligation to any human being." Non- sense—arrant nonsense! You are under obliga- tion to a hundred unknown, lowly workers, and under obligation too, to the greatest of man- kind. We shall never be able to get out of the reach of duty. Duty is with us in the morning and at night. It is with us in our studies, our employ- ments, and our pleasures. Since it cannot be escaped, let us do our duty cheerfully, that it may bring pleasure and profit to others and ourselves. A WISE SON. Said Victor Emmanuel, when asked to do some mean political trickery for his temporary advantage: "The house of Savoy knows the path of defeat, but it knows not the path of dis- honour." That was a right recognition of here- dity. He would nut shame the sort of blood coursing through his veins. Such pride of family is noble. But there is nothing sadder than to see a young man or woman false to a 1- fty here- dity. Be true to your good and godly ancestors. Let your father have the splendid comfort of a wise son. < OHEEBFCXNESS. If cheerfulness knocks at our door we should throw it wide open, for it never comes in- opportunely; instead of that we often make scruples about letting it in. Cheerfulness is a direct and immediate gain—the very coin, as it were, of happiness, and not, like all else, merely a cheque upon the bank.SCHOPENHAUElt. IMPROVING SPARE MOMENTS. It is really wonderful how much can be gained by improving odds and ends of time in keen, analytical observing, thinking, reading, and studying. Think of the untold wealth locked up in the spare moments and long winter evenings of every life. It is possible to pick up an educa- tion in the odds and ends of time which most people throw away. If those who have been de- prived of a college education would only make up their minds to get a substitute for it, they would be amazed to see what even the evenings of a few weeks, devoted conscientiously to the college studies would accomplish. When a noted literary man was asked how he managed to accomplish so much with so little friction or apparent effort, he replied, By organising my time. To every hour its appointed task or doty, with no over- lapping or infringements." There is a great deal of time wasted even in the busiest lives, which, if properly organised, might be used to advantage. FORGIVENESS. If men and women forgave in the same mea- sure that they seek or desire forgiveness, the world would be a vastly different place from what it is. Life would be brighter and happiness more general. Love, which is the great leavener, would triumph where now it is trampled upon by the false pride which so often keeps us from exercising our divine power of forgiveness. NIL DESPERANDUM. He who achieves is mighty, who is here vic- torious earth shall bless, But who nobly fails is greater, and is honoured none the less. He who fails wins future glory, greater than earth's passing fame. If he conquers Self, the Tyrant, he with heroes Writes his name. —VERA GOODWIN. writes his name. -VERA GOODWIN. PEACE AND JUSTICE. It is the duty of every honest statesman to try to guide the nation, so that it shall not wrong any other nation, But, as yet the great civilised peoples, if they are to be true to themselves and to the cause of humanity and civilisation, must keep ever in mind that in the last resort they must possess bcth the will and the power to re- sent wrong-doing from others. The men who sanely believe in a lofty morality preach righteousness, but they do not preach weakness, whether among private citizens or among na- tions. We believe that our ideals should be high, but not so high as to make it impossible measur- ably to realise them. We sincerely and earnestly believe in peace; but if peace and justice con- flict, we scorn the man who would not stand for' justice, though the whole world came in arms against him.-THEODORE BOOSEVELT. ITFARLY EMPTY. When this pen flows too freely," run the in- structions given with a fountain pen, "it is a sign that it is nearly empty, and should be Y err, V Y, filled." A wit has remarked that this also applies to fluent speech. Gossip, slander, idle chatter, all testify to the emptiness of the mind, and are a damaging sign
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Aberdare Police Court, On Wednesday before Sir T. Mar- chant Williams, (Stipendiary,) Messrs D, W. Jones, and L. N, Williams. MILK CASES, William Jones, 2, Moras-street, Cwm- arnan, was summoned for selling milk deficient in butter fat to the extent of 5 per cent. Supt. Gill stated that he purchased some milk from the defendant at Aber- dare, and sent a portion to the Public Analyst, who certified it to be deficient in butter fat. Defendant said that he sold milk in the same condition as he received it from St. Clears. Elizabeth Probert, 19, Gadlys-street, Aberdare, was summoned for selling milk deficient in butter fat to the extent of 6 per cent. Mr W. R. Morgan, who defended, explained that the cows were milked early on the previous afternoon (Sunday), in order that the owners might attend service. Stipendiary: We cannot take that into consideration. Mr Morgan If we did not milk the cows we should be charged with cruelty to animals. Stipendiary I am dealing only with cruelty to human beings. (Laughter.) Margaret Jenkins was summoned on a similar charge. Supt. Gill said that he purchased milk from defendant's daughter. This was deficient to the extent of 6 per cent. Mr W. R. Morgan defended. Mr Morgan held that every effort was made by his clients to keep up the milk to the proper standard. All cases were dismissed on payment of costs, the Stipendiary remarking that the deficiency was verysmal11 in all the cases. FURIOUS DRIVING. Rees Morgan was summoned for driving furiously a horse and carriage in Hirwain-road. P.C. Robert Thomas said that he was obliged to go to the side to avoid being run over. Defendant, who was not present, but represented by another, was fined 10s. and costsi LOOKING FOR LOST SHEEP. Albert Townsend was charged at the instance of P.C. Perrett, with gaming wich cards near the Tunnel, Cwmbach, on Sunday. Defendant said that he was on duty for his master looking for sheep. Stipendiary Lost sheep, I suppose. It is not serious. Pay 5s. this time. A MISSING PICTURE. T. E. Bowen, Marquis of Bute Hotel, Aberdare, charged George Bishop with stealing a picture. Prosecutor stated that in August, 1907, he kept the Rhoswenallt Inn, Abernant. On August 7th, four men came into his house. He heard them talk about a picture he had in the house. After they left he missed the picture, and he gave information to the police. He valued it as a curio. Alf Harry, White Hart Hotel, Neath, who described himself as a profession- al trainer of athletes," said that about three years ago he was at the King's Arms, Merthyr, George Bishop gave him the picture, which he took home. He gave it to some Mr Price. The Stipendiary We. shall proceed no further. The case is dismissed, and you can give the picture to one of these gentlemen (the solicitors.) TOUTING ON THE TAFF. Arthur Thomas was summoned for touting on the premises of the T.V.R. in Aberdare. Mr Ingledew prosecuted. David Walters, station master, said that on July 19th he saw defendant tout passengers. Mr W. Kenshole was for the defence. A nominal fine of 5s. Od. was imposed. A NAP DOWN UNDER. James Thatchell was summoned for sleeping underground. William Henry Ellis, night fireman at Lletty Shenkin colliery, said that he saw defendant, who was a collier, asleep in the mine. Mr W. Kenshole prosecuted Fined 10s. Od. and costs, REFORM JUSTIFIES LENIENCV. Thomas Harris was summoned for being drunk at the Aberaman colliery. Thomas D. Jenkins, under-manager, gave evidence in support of the charge. The Stipendiary said that defendant used to grace the Court with his pres- ence very often several years ago, He had, however, not appeared now for four years, and the Bench were disposed to deal leniently with him. He would be fined 10s. Od. and costs. A WEEK'S WAGE. Herbert John Lewis, Aberaman, summoned the Welsh Halls, Ltd., for a week's wages, d £ l lis. 6d. Mr W. T. Howells prosecuted. Judgment was given in favour of Lewis. A PUSH AND A BLOW. Walter Price, a young lad. summoned P.S. Thomas Kear, Cwmbach, for assaulting him. The lad said that on July 21st he was at the Ynys Field. Aberdare, watch- ing the distribution of prizes at the National School Sports. P.S. Kear struck him with a stick on bis stomach, when he (the lad) was pushing forward to get his prize. He fell as the result of the blow. The Stipendiary said that it was very difficult for the police to keep order in a place like that. It was evidently an accident. There was no reason why the police should deliberately strike the lad. The case would be dismissed. At this juncture a woman, apparently the boy's mother, rushed forward and declared that she had witnesses to prove the charge. The Stipendiary, however, declined to reopen the case. STOLE BLOCKS WHILE IN BEER. William Henry John and William Richards were charged with stealing timber, the property of the P.D. Co. Daniel James, engineman, in charge of the ventilator at the Aberaman P.D. pit, said that the defendants came to the grindstone at the colliery to sharpen their hatchets. He noticed that they had blocks, newly cut, in their posses- sion. George England, yard foreman, said that he sa, Richards with four blocks under his arms, and John had five. He valued the timber at 2s. Od. The defendants were given an oppor- tunity to ask questions which they did in duett fashion with great gusto. How could a cripple like this carry four blocks?" asked John pointing to his comrade. P.S. Robertson said that he visited one of the defendants' house, and found the blocks cut up. Both men said they were in beer at the time they took the blocks. John said that he cut the blocks, and his companion carried them—but only two. He repeated with- emphasis that it was impossible for a cripple to carry four blocks. Fined 20s. Od. each or 14 days. DAMAGING A FENCE. David Davies was charged with doing damage to a fence. Mr W. Kenshole prosecuted. Sergeant Carroll gave evidence. Fined 2s. 6d. and costs and damages. DEEPLY INDEBTED TO HIS WIFE. William Lewis Williams was sum- moned for owing his wife, Elizabeth Williams, zC17 8s. 6d, on a maintenance order. Mr T. W. Griffiths, on behalf of Mrs Williams, stated his willingness to accept X5 down and the remainder in due course. Eventually the defendant offered to pay Xl a week until the debt was wiped. off, and the Bench accepted the offer. THE SHADES OF NIGHT. Thomas Winnel and Albert Princes were fined 5s. each for cycling without light, DAMAGING TRUCKS. Emrys Argust, William Williams, Thomas Bartlett, Edmund Simpson, Ivor Rees, Thomas Thomas, and David N. Thomas, all young boys, were charged with doing damage to the tune of £4 to colliery trucks. P.S. Robertson proved the charge. Each defendant had to pay 5s. and costs and damages. TIMBER LIFTING AGAIN. A lad named Alfred Howard was fined 10s. for stealing timber from the Aberaman Colliery,
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Ynysboeth Mission. A most successful mission is being conducted here by Mr Alexander Clark of the Evangelisation Society. All the Churches of this place are helping in the effort. A Tent Mission like this must be of great benefit to the com- munity at large, as may be seen by the large congregations assembled. Church and Chapel are working most heartily together. Many who are never seen in any other place of worship may be seen here joining heartily in the service. Now and again one hears a Welsh hymn and tune taken up with enthusiasm. The Tent is pitched close to the road side, and many listen out- side to the vigorous preaching of the Evangelist. He relates the story of his long experienee of Tent work with a strong Scotch accent, and now and again he flings in a Welsh word that he has picked up during his work in Wales. The Tent, we understand, was a gift of the late Mr John Cory. J.P. The meet- ings have been such a success that they are to be continued for some time longer.
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Cricket. ABERDARE & DISTRICT CRICKET LEAGUE, Aberdare Church v. School of Com- merce.-Played at Ynys Meadow on Saturday. Aberdare Church; Dally, c Davis, b Stone, 6; Davies, c Brown, b Ellery, 3; Rev. D. J. Rowlands, b Ellery, 0; A. E, Kimpton, b Stone, 0; G. Tre- harne, b Stone, 5; Cox, b Evans, 2; -:Miles, b Stone, 0; Mead, not out, 2; Rees, b Evans, 0; Leach, b Evans, 0; Morgan, run out, 0; Rosser, b Ellery, 1; extras, 3; total, 22. School of Commerce: Thomas, c Davis, b Rosser, 0; Ellery, run out, 0; Brown, b D. J. Rowlands, 7; Evans, b Rosser, 2; Price, c Kimpton, b Bow- lands, 6; W. Davies, c Morgan, b Row- lands, 2; J. Davies, b Kimpton, 3; Bowen, b Mead, 9; Smith, c Leach, b Kimpton, 0; Stone, b D. J. Rowlands, 2; Prosser, and b Mead, 12, Owens, not out, 1; extras, 2; total, 46. Cyfarthfa Lilies v. All Saints, Ynys- boeth.—Played at Cyfarthfa on Saturday. Cyfarthfa E. Duenas, b Matthews, 8; E. Evans, c Aubrey, b Matthews; 8; T. Griffiths, c and b Matthews, 4; G. Pro- theroe, c Pugsley, b Cox, 2; Rees Jones, b Morris, 17; J. Betterton, run out, 6; J. Jones, b Cartwright, 1; M. Griffiths, run out, 5; R. E. Lewis, c Aubrey, b Morris, 0; T. Thomas, run out, 5; L. Phillips, not out, 0; extras, 3; total, 59. All Saint's, Ynysboeth: B. Richards, b Duenas, 0; S. Rees, b S. Griffiths, 0; S. Aubrey (junx), b E. Duenas, 3; J. Cart- wright, c Evans, b Griffiths, 0; S. Aubrey (senr), b S. Griffiths, 0; J. Cox, b E. Duenas, 0; D. E. Jones, b E. Duenas, 0; T. Pugsley, c and b S. Griffiths, 1; G. Morris, c Betterton, b Duenas, 0; Matthews, b S. Griffiths, 1; T. Griffiths, not out, 2; extras, 4; total, 11.
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Llanstephan News. DISTINCTION CONFERRED ON AN ABERDARE MAN. What a very interesting and pleasant little place to spend a holiday in the summer! We are all cosmopolitan here; caste is cast to the four winds. All visi- tors unite together in working up differ- ent amusements on the Green and in the "Sticks." Last week we had Moostoos Cadets on the Green, a company hailing from Ogmore Valley, and of course the concerts and eisteddfodau at the well known sticks. I We have amongst us very popular men, such as Yolar.der in the bardic circle and also some noted men in the musical world. I was not a little struck at the way the sacred concert was carried on last Sun- day. I think we had something to learn from the sacred music and recita- tions that were given. Programme:—(1) A hymn tune was sung by the audience, under the leadership of Mr D. J. Hughes, (G. and L.), Treharris. (2) Recitation by the well known Mrs. Jones, Pendar- ren. (3) Song by Miss Thomas, Ponty- cymmer. (4) Recitation by Mr. J. Hendy Davies, Blaengarw. (5) Song, Mr. Nathan Hughes, Treharris. (6) Recita- tion by one of the Cynonside Boys, Mr Richard Evans, Cwmdare. (7) Duet by two sisters, Misses Maggie and Esther Jones, Treorchy. (8) Recitation, Mr. D. Jas. Davies, Blaengaiw, (9) Song by another of the local boys, Mr, John Ed- wards, Gadlys. To close the concert the whole audience stood up and sang « Hud- dersfield." The Chairman was Mr. Philip Davies, Blaengarw. Secretary, Mr. Hiram Hughes, Treharris. On Monday a very interesting function took place at the Sticks, viz., electing a Mayor for the coming year. Mr. H. Hughes opened the meeting with a few appropriate words. Afterwards the elec- tion was proceeded with, when two can- didates were brought before the meeting, viz., the retiring Mayor, Mr. Evans, Twynyrodyn, Merthyr, and Mr. Richard Evans, of Cwmdare, Aberdare. Their re- spective agents stepped forward to intro- duce their candidates. The retiring mayor's* henchman was Mr. Dan Thomas, Dowlais, while Mr. Ed, Lewis, of Merthyr, acted for the other candidate. Speeches were given by both agents, stating what their men would do for the ancient City of Llanstephan. Afterwards the Town Clerk called upon the Candidates to address the meeting. The retiring Mayor did not forget to say that during his tenure of office fresh seats had been brought to the Sticks, and also a platform for the visitors, etc., etc. The other candidate appeared very pale and nervous, with his agent by his side. He spoke of getting an electric light plant at the Sticks, (Applause.) Also to re- form the postal service so that the young people would get their love letters earlier in the morning. After hearing the both candidates a few questions were given to them, which they answered. Result of the pall:- Mr. Evans (ex-Mayor) 125 Mr. Evans, Cwmdare 800 A majority of 175 for Aberdare's Boy Mayor. After the election the newly-elected Mayor thanked the electors for their kind feeling towards him by placing him on top of the Poll. He proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the Town Clerk for his services. The ex-Mayor seconded the re- solution. The Town Clerk announced that the annual demonstration would take place at 2 o'clock. By the appointed time crowds had come to the city. The celebrated Tin Whistle Band, which are on a visit, played in front of the carriage (drawn by the visitors) which coneveyed the Mayor and Mayoress, their Agent, and the Tow.i Clerk. In the second vehicle was Volan- der and some prominent gentlemen of the town. The gentlemen in the vehicles having addressed the surging crowd, the Mayor's Agent read a few of the telegrams which he had received from all parts of the country, congratulating his chief upon his success. The Mayor and Mayoress thanked all who sent messages of con- gratulations to them. The procession was marshalled by an Aberdarian. The annual reception will take place on Thursday next at Gegin Tafarn Llaeth. VISITOR.
THE ROBERTSTOWN PRIZE DRAWING. Sir,—Will you kindly allow us a little space in your paper to explain to your correspondent" Straight Forward" why the Robertstown Prize Drawing did not take place on the date mentioned on the tickets. In the LEADER for November 27th, 1909, a notice was published stating that the Drawing was to be postponed to March 26th, 1910. When this date was drawing near we wrote to each of the ticket-sellers requesting them to return all duplicates, unsold tickets and money in their possession, but only a few responded. If we were to deal fairly with all purchasers how could we proceed with the Drawing when we only had a few of the duplicates and numbers of the tickets sold ? We now have the numbers of most of the tickets sold (we have to thank "Straight Forward's" letters to some extent for their help in accomplishing this) and are going to proceed with the Drawing. The winning numbers will be published in the LEADER for Sept. 3rd, Before closing we should like to ad vise "Straight Forward" to take a few lessons in reading. He might then be able to read his ticket correctly and find that the Drawing is under the auspices of the Robertstown Cricket Club and not the authorities at Salem Hall. Also, that E, Thomas is mentioned as treasurer not secretary. -Yo-Lirs truly E. A. BOWEN, Sec E. THOMAS, Treas. Robertstown, Aberdare,
ABERDARE CEMETERY AND PENDERYN CHURCHYARD. Sir,—I am not prepared, beyond notic- ing 1 or 2 things to waste any more of my time or your space by following Mr. George into the farrago of nonsense which he has penned about the fees in Penderyn Churchyard, and his crazy idea as to an imaginary cemetery in that movable bog or quagmire at Hirwain. And this is the place according to that Scribe which
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THE CWMBACH MOTOR HALT. Sir,—Will you permit me to place be- fore the residents of Cwmbach a few reasons as to why no action towards ob- taining a station has taken place with any good results so far. I think it would be better for the bene- fit of those residents who have not the time, and perhaps neither the inclination to attend our meetings, but who are con- tinually grumbling at the delay, if I state the case as worked from the beginning up to date. Last November I personally inter- viewed Mr. Keir Hardie, M.P., and placed before him the position of Cwmbach as to railway accommodation, and can hon- estly write that if all parties concerned had only worked with the same energy as he has done we should by now have seen the station approach road being made. I also secured the assistance of Mr. A. C. Fox Davies, who personally inter- viewed the G.W.R. Directorate upon several occasions upon our behalf, and I believe that the work of these two gentle- men resulted in Mr. Hardie receiving from Mr. Inglis, the general manager, the following, viz.: "That his Directors had granted the necessary expenditure for erecting a Motor Halt for Cwmbach in conjunc- tion with a service from Swansea to Newport; also the erection of Halts at Llwydcoed, Rhigos, and Pontwalby, on condition that a way of approach WilS constructed at Cwmbach." Last April, upon receiving that letter, I called a public meeting to discuss and adopt action thereby, at which state- ments were made by our Ward Coun- cillors as follows "That the Surveyor and the P.D. Co. had bean corresponding for the erection of a footbridge over Llettyshenkin Sid- ings, and that if we appointed a deputa- tion to the Council upon the approach road question, the Taff Vale Co. might smell a rat and upset the intended plan of the Surveyor." I am afraid that the Councillor fails to give Mr. Beasley the credit of being I. what he is acknowledged to be, one of the keenest business gentlemen of to-day. Another statement was that the Coun- cil intended cleaning the bed of the River Cynon, and repairing the river bank at a cost of £ 500, while another Councillor stated it would cost « £ 4,000. Just a little disparity between two Councillors, but what We want to know is this,—Is this repairing of the river bank—that people may have a decent road to walk to work—to take as long as the erection of the Gasworks Bridge, viz., :1 years, or is it to be 33 years ? If the Councillors really meant looking after our needs and requirements this work would have been started. It is so easy a matter to inform the electors what you are going to do for thpir benefit, but how soon it is forgotten once outside the meet- ing rooms At this public meeting a deputation was appointed to appear before the Trades Council, Chamber of Trade, and the Aberdare Urban District Council to- wards giving effect to the resolution una- nimously passed, viz.: "That the Council construct a road from: Bridge Road to a point near Cross Row, thus meeting the requirements of the G.W.R. for the erection of a Motor Halt at Cwmbach." Each body pledged their support, and the Surveyor or the Clerk (which, I am not "quite sure) was instructed to lay the question before the Taff Vale Directorate and secure the right of approach over their sidings. This was at the Council meeting in. May. At the June meeting I and a few others attended to hear the result of that letter, and great was our disappointment at the reply, which was simply asking the Surveyor to forward the information as to what the intended scheme was. What we want to know is,—What could have been written in the first letter that they should make that request, which meant the delay of another month? The Chamber of Trade deputation at- tended at the June 13th meeting in sup- port of our application, while many Councillors of other Wards stated it was a standing disgrace that Cwmbach had "been neglected for so many years, and the Surveyor was instructed to immedi- ately forward the particulars required by the Taff Vale Co. To further the question I wrote to Mr Beasley asking him to consider the volun- tary concession required, thus saving the cost of Parliamentary powers. On June 26th I received a letter from Mr. Beas- ley containing the following: The Directors have asked for a plan showing what the proposal really is, and wKen that is received they will be able to come to an early decision." The officials of our Council are public servants, and the Councillors are elected to overlook their work. What was the Surveyor doing that he could not attend to the orders given him on June 13th until July 9th? If he was otherwise engaged, what do we pay an assistant surveyor for if the work ordered to be done is neglect- ed? To me and others it appears there is a great laxitude on this question. Why it should be so we do not know, but if our Ward Councillors desired to push it for- ward what prevented them calling at the Surveyor's Office to see that our demands were attended to? By this neglect no answer could be pro- duced at the Council meeting on July 13th. Last Monday a Council meeting was supposed to be held, at which we might have had some information, but the members attended so well that there was no quorum. So apparently neither the officials of the Council nor the Ward Councillors worry themselves over our requirements, but only over their own petty schemes. If the residents of the place will take my advice and change the lot there may be some hopes. For about 30 years you have been agitating for a station, and you will never get it until you have men to represent and work for the views you place before them. In furtherance of the movement I in- terviewed Mr. G. G. Hann, and asked for hrs support, and placed a scheme be- fore him, with which he was pleased. He made a statement that if the Surveyor would -all upon him at his office he and his Company would do all in their power to assist us in our request Will our Councillors see that he does so? We have the Trades Council, Chamber of Trade, P.D. Co., and the Aberdare Urban District Council unanimous that our request should be granted, but through the neglect of officials and our Councillors for this Ward, we have al- ready lost four months during which period the road could have been started. As a clause has been inserted in the Tramway Bill for compulsory power, if required, which, in view of the fact that every person is in favour, will be granted. why this delay before the road is started to the suggested site for Motor Halt as agreed by the G.W.R. Co.? Where there is a will there is a way. and I seriously ask the residents of Cwmbach to consider the advisability of changing their representatives, if these gentlemen will not work for us. If we cannot obtain any gentleman outside tlie Labour Group to represent us, are there not some fighters in their group willing to be elected and fight for the require- ments of the most neglected area in the Aberdare U.D. Council?—Yours respect- fully, E. H. REES, Cwmbach. Hairdresser.
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Memorial Service at Trecynon. At Carmel C.M. Chapel Trecynon, on Sunday evening last a memorial service was held in respect of Mrs Eleanor Edwards, wife of Mr Samuel Edwards, of 37, Herbert-street, Aber- dare. She died on the 15th July, at the Cardiff Hospital, whither she had gone for the treatment of an internal com- plaint. After spending a few weeks at the Institution, and just when fond hopes were being buoyed up by signs of much improvement, the sad news came that she had passed away just after the operation was performed, at the age of 49 years. Mrs Edwards was the eldest daughter of the late Mr Thomas Jones, Farm Bailiff, Gadlys Farm, who in his time had been a faithful member of Carmel Chapel for many years, She had been married previously to Mr John Nichols, Abernant, and though living at such a long distance, she continued to attend Carmel regularly and faithfully, through allkinds of weather. She had been a consistent member of the church from childhood. The funeral service was attended by Mr Edwards (widower), Mr and Mrs Harris, sister and brother-in-law, and the Misses Harris, nieces, GodreamaQi Mr and Mrs Jones, brother and sister- in-law, and Miss Jones, King-street, Aberaman, together with many othet friends of the deceased. The pastor took for his text, Phil. iv" 11, and the service throughout was very impressive, the singing of appropriate hymns being under the leadership ol Mr Edward Jones, who presided at the organ, and Mr Samuel Thomas.
Erstwhile Aberamanite'* Success. Aberaman people in particular will bÐ, glad to know that Mr. Cyril Jones haS' gained a 6C60 Scholarship at St. Hospital, London, and has also passed hle first year exam. at Middlesex Hospi^1 after a three months' course, instead the usual 12 months. He is the son Mr. M. L. Jones, chemist, now of Low don, and formerly of Lewis Street, Aber" aman.
is so "suitable for vaults" (?), and which by some supernatural intervention is in the near future "to blossom as the rose." It would be difficult to find language suffi- ciently strong to characterise the stupidi- ty of such assertions. U I am not con- cerned about this 'perpetuity' he says. No, good reason why, because he does not write in the interest of truth, for if he did he would have known that children over a month old have been buried, under certain circumstances, in Penderyn Churchyard for 10s. and 12s. during the last 20 years. Yet in face of that fact, in his doltish simplicity he tries to make himself believe that he has reduced the fees, when he has done nothing of the kind. He is endeavouring by hook or by crook to gain the applause of a certain section of the community without due re- gard as to the means of obtaining that end. He is like a number of "our modern Dogberries and Vergeses, whose willingness to undertake the work of local administration is greater than their capacity to perform it." There are people who have a preter- natural faculty for detecting evil or the appearance of evil in every man's char- acter. They have a fatal scent for car- rion. Their memory is like a museum I once saw at a Medical College, and illus- trates all the hideous distortions and monstrous growths and revolting diseases by which humanity can be troubled and afflicted. Poor Hazlitt was sorely troubled with this class of persons in his time. "Littleness," he said, "is their element, and they give a character of meanness to whatever they ♦■ouch, They creep, buzz, and fly-blow. It is much easier to crush than to catch these troublesome insects; and when they are in your power, your self-respect spares them. In bringing this correspondence, as far as I am concerned, to a close I desire to leave Air. George to plough his lonely furrow and revel in the "jail" (sic) of his ambition. I am quite con- tent to leave my explanations and his statements side by side for the judgment of the public.—I am, etc., LLEWELYN JENKINS, Aug. 9, 1910, Rector of Penderyn.,