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Aberdare Police Court. WEDNESDAY.—Before Sir T. Marchant Williams (Stipendiary), Messrs. D. P. Davies, L. N. Williams, R Llewelyn, and T. Lewis. CWMBACH MAN AND WIFE. Mrs. Rose, 7, Ynyscynon-street, Cwm- bach, summoned her husband, James Rose, for persistent cruelty. Mr. W. Thomas prosecuted, and Mr. W. Kenshole appeared to defend. An order of 10s. a week was agreed to between the respective solicitors. MILK VENDORS AT WAR. A PENYWAIN SKIRMISH. Mrs. Mary Williams, Penywain, charged David Jones with assaulting her. Mr. J. D. Thomas prosecuted, and Mr. E. T. Leyshon defended. Mrs. Williams said that on August 15th she went to the farm to milk the cows. Her husband supplied Mr. Walters, de- fendant's employer, with milk. Defend- ant refused to take a pint of milk from her, and eventually struck her on the shoulder, and she fell. She sustained several injuries. Her husband picked her up. Then defendant struck her again with his hand and with the whip. Mr. Levshoji: She did not kick defend- ant twice. She did not slash him with the whip across his face. She did not throw cow-dung at the man, or kick him on the shins. It was not true that her husband said, "Go for him, Mary. She had not tried to get Jones dismissed from his employment because she had a grudge against him. Wm. Williams, the complainant's hus- band, confirmed his wife's story. Jones, he said, remarked, "I am go in? to play little hell with you. I am paid for this. Asked bv the Stipendiary what he was doing while defendant was assaulting his wife, Williams said he did nothing, only tell Jones that he would be taken before his betters. Stipendiary: That is a compliment to me, I suppose. Questioned by Mr. Leyshon, Williams denied having shouted, "Go for him, Mary." Ivor Gane, a Penywain lad, said that he saw Jones strike Mrs. and her husband pick her up, Mrs. Williams did nothing to Jones. Dr. Roberts, Trecyncn, testified that he examined Mrs. Williams, and found sprains and bruises on her. David Jones, the defendant, said that the woman gave him two kicks, and afterwards slashed him with his own whip for fully five minutes. Then she threw dung at him. 4.1.■ J. Walters, defendant s employer, testi- fied that Jones's shins were badly bruised on the day in question. Defendant was fined 40s. and costs.. DESERTED HIS WIFE. David Lewis, of Dowlais, wa's accused of deserting hie wife, Sophia Anne Lewis, formerlv of Aberdare, now of Abercynoij. Mr. W. Thomas, who appeared for Mrs.. Lewis, said that the husband had ac- cused his wife of immorality. The de- fendant sold the furniture and bro-ce ap thM'E01Lewis, who was in tears, confirmed her solicitor's statements. An order of 8e. per week was made. DESERTED WIFE AND FAMILY. Howell Llewelyn, a Cwmbaeh collier, was accused of running away and leav- ing his wife and family chargeable to the Guardia-ns. Ordered to pay the amount in two months or in default a month's imprison- ment. ASSAULT. Eliz. Anne Rees, Capcoch, was sum- moned for assaulting Mary Ellen Jenkins. There was also a cross-summons by de- fendant's daughter against complainant. Mr. W. Kenshole, who appeared for Mrs. Rees, said there had been a quarrel about the children. Mrs. Jenkins called her antagonist by some bad names, and assaulted her. Mrs. Jenkins was bound over in the sum of 3010 to keep the peace. The other summons was dismissed. HIRWAIN HUSBAND AND WIFE. The case of Mary Roberts v. Watkin Roberts, Hirwain, was again adjourned, defendant in the meantime to pay 10s. a week towards his wife. ALLEGED VICTIMISATION. MINER SAYS THAT HE WAS A ¡ MARKED MAN. William Jones summoned the Bwllfa Colliery Co. for < £ 10 in respect of an al- leged breach of contract. Mr. W. P. Nicholas appeared for com- plainant, and Mr. C. B. Stanton, miners' agent, watched the proceedings. ) Mr. C. Kenshole appeared for defend- ants. Complainant said that he went to the Bwllfa Colliery to look for work recent- ly. He saw Mr. W. Jones, the under- manager, and Mr. Gwilym Rees, the overman, and eventually got work, but was ultimately stopped. Complainant then made a lengthy statement, in the course of which he said that he had been working previously at the Bwllfa, and had been stopped. Wm. Jones, the under- manager, now told him definitely that he could not work there, because his name was down on a certain book. He had signed the contract book and therefore he claimed damages. was down on a certain book. He had signed the contract book and therefore he claimed damages. By Mr. Kenshole: He was being vic- timised, and that was why he was stopped. Complainant went on to say that after he obtained work some communication had been made to the manager, who after- wards gave orders through the telephone that complainant was to be stopped, but he had no evidence of that. He was only infermg that it was so. infermg that it was so. Wm. Williams, manager of No. 3 Pit, said that he did not know complainant at all, until he came to him on this oc- casion. Witness gave instructions to Mr. Gwilym Rees, the overman, regard- ing him. It was not true that he re- ceived certain information regarding Jones and afterwards telephoned mstruc- UO tions to stop him. Mr. Nicholas: Do you solemnly say that you have no list of marked men at the colliery? Witness: Yes, neither have I seen one at all. Gwilvm Bees. overman at the colliery, said that he was at the lamproom when complainant signed on. Witness_ sent him to a certain stall. He told witness that he did not care for this place, and made a request for another. Witness had no other place, and suggested that com- plainant should go to a contractor. Wit- ness did not see him afterwards. By Mr. Nicholas: The contractor was John He did not know that complainant had had a row with Mr. H. H. Evans, the manager, 3 years ago, and that he had been refused work subse- quently. William Jones, under-manager at me colliery, said that complainant came to him oil the morning in question, and asked for a place somewhere else, mas- much as the place he had did not suit him. This witness swore that he never told defendant that he would not get work at anv of the collieries. The Stipendiary said that there was considerable difficulty in connection with this case. However, he would have to find for the defendants,, because upon the whole complainant had failed to es- tablish his case.
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Aberdare Deanery S.S. Association. The annual meeting of the above Asso- ciation was held on Monday at Aberdare. A service was held in St. Elvan's Church, the special preacher being the Rev. D. D. Richards, Penydarren. He dwelt on the importance of the minor offices in the church. This was followed by a business meeting at the Memorial Hall, when the chair was occupied by the Rev. D. E. Roberts, Mountain Ash. The Rev. D. J. Arthur, secretary of the Welsh section, gave his report. The Rev. W. H. Jones followed with a report of the English section. In the course of his report he stated that at a time when various de- nominations were bewailing serious de- creases in Sunday School membership it was gratifying to record that this Asso- ciation continued to hold its own. In 1909 there were 260 teachers and 4,897 scholars on the registers of the Associ- ated Sunday Schools. In 1910 there were 263 teachers and 4,433 scholars. He would urge that a special effort be mode, this year by each Sunday School and Bible Class, by clergy and laity, to secure better attendance of scholars. Rev. D. J. Arthur was appointed presi- dent of the Association for the ensuing year. Rev. W. H. Jones was re-elected secretary (English section), and Rev. Geo. Thomas, Mountain Ash, elected secretary of the Welsh section. Mr Alfred Morgan, Mountain Ash, was appointed vice-presi- dent (English section), and Mr. John Davies, Cwmdare (Welsh section). The reports of the following visitors were read: Messrs. Alfred Morgan, Mountain Ash; Fred Williams, Brychan Thomas, J. C. Poole, T. Walker, Aber- dare; and B. Jarman, St. Pagan's. The above were re-appointed, and Mr. Percy Fry, Aberdare, and Miss Shipton, Moun- tain Ash, are to be requested to act as additional visitors. The Revs. D. E. Roberts, J. Morgan, and J. R. Dewi Williams were congratu- lated, the first on being offered the new living of Miskin, and the other two on their respective preferments to the liv- ings of Aberaman and Hirwain. 5-ó+'
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St. John's Bible Class, Aberdare, At the monthly meeting of the above class on Sunday, the Rev. W. H. Jones presiding, Mr. Fred Williams, M.A., Science Master at the Ferndale Secondary School, gave an illuminating paper on Some other religious systems than Christianity." He dealt particularly with Confucianism and Buddhism, the religions of China. He stated that Con- fucius was born 551 B.C., and the system which bears his name is a theory rather than a religion. He was an earnest re- former trying to see light, of the simplest habits, poor and honest. He did not trouble himself with the future nor as to a God. He laid emphasis on learning loyalty and especially filial obedience as qualities for cultivation. Confucianism centred around the worship, not of God, but of one's ancestors. Buddhism had 370 million adherents. There were two forms of it. Gatama the Buddha founded the one the speaker dwelt upon. Gatama tried to solve the mystery of life. He de- clared that salvation consisted in the abolition of ignorance. Transmigration 1 was the chief point of Buddhism, which was atheistic and materialistic, and the parent of infidelity and superstition. In the discussion which followed the following took part: The President, Mr. T. Lloyd, Mr. Bath, and Mr. C. R. Vicary, the last-named pointing out that the Buddhists and Confucians were grop- ing for that truth and light which were ihe possession of the followers of Christ, who is the "Truth and the Light." A very hearty vote of thanks was passed to the speaker for his excellent paper. Mr. Williams, at the close of the meeting, kindly offered to continue his paper on the 1st Sunday in October, and to take the subject of "Mohammedan- ism."
Interesting Wedding. ROWLANDS-LEWIS. On Tuesday morning, at Calfaria Welsh Baptist Chapel, Aberdare, a quiet wed- ding was- solemnised, the parties being Mr. J. L. Rowlands, Leader Office, Aberdare, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Row- lands, Aberystwyth, and Miss May Lewis, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Lewis (Cash Tailor), Aberaman. The nuptial knot was tied by the Rev. W. L. Powell, Caerphilly, uncle of the bride, and Rev. W. T. Francis, Gwawr, Aberaman. Mr. G. G. Jones, registrar, was also present. The only bridesmaid was Miss Marion Edwards, Cribyndu Schools, Ynysybwl; and Mr. W. Pugh, Leader" Office, acted as best man. The bride was given away by her father. She was attired in an ivory crepe de chene robe with cream hat to match. She wore a spray of orange blos- I some, the gift of the bridegroom. The bridesmaid's dress was cream silk eoline, with cream hat trimmed with vieux rose. She also wore a spray of red roses. Prof. Tom Jones, L.R.A.M., A.R.C.O played appropriate music while the bride entered the chapel, and subsequent- ly while the bridal party signed the regis- ter. A number of friends attended to wit- ness the ceremony, and as the bridal pair made their departure from the sacred edifice they were greeted with showers of confetti. The carriages were supplied by Messrs.
Thomas Bros. The wedding breakfast, which was pre- pared by the bride's mother, was par- taken of at the bride's parents' home. In addition to those already mentioned, there were present- Mrs. Lewis, the bride's mother; Mr. and Mrs. Hughes, Trecynon, sister and brother-in-law of bride; Master Glyn Hughes, Miss Gwen- dalyne Lewis, sister of the bride; Master Bertie Lewis, brother; Mrs. Comley, cousin; Miss May Roberts, Miss Carrie Powell, and others. Felicitous speeches were delivered by the Revs. W. L. Powell and W. T. Francis. The wedding cake was supplied by Mr. F. W. Caunt. The party were subsequently photo- graphed by Mr. J. Harris, Triumph Studio, Aberdare. I Mr. and Mrs. Rowlands left by the 3.35 G.W.R. train for London, en route for Brighton, where the honeymoon is being spent. The bride's going-away dress was a navy blue tailor-made costume, with hat to match. The following is a list of the wedding presents received:- Bride to bridegroom, dressing case. Bridegroom to bride, gold bangle. Bridegroom to bridesmaid, gold brooch. Bride's father, bedroom suite. Bride's mother, household linen. Bridegroom's parents, household furni- ture. Mr. Henry Lewis, Trecynon, grandfather of bride, dining-room suite. Mr. and Mrs. Hughes, Trecynon, sister and brother-in-law of bride, pictures. Miss Gwendalyne Lewis, sister of bride. silver cake basket. Master Bertie Lewis, brother of bride, rug, Master Glyn Hughes and Enid Hughes, pictures. Miss Marion Edwards, Ynysybwl, hand- made cushion and tea cosy. Mrs. Fithen, Trecynon, aunt, quilt and table centre. Master Haydn Fithen, cousin, flower vase Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lewis, Trecynon, uncle and aunt of bride, dessert spoons and prongs. Master Jenkin H. Lewis, fire irons. Mrs. Lloyd, Aberaman, aunt, fancy table. Miss Carrie Powell, cousin, flower vases. Mrs. Lloyd, Aberdare, aunt, pair of sheets. Mr. and Mrs. Comley, Aberdare, cousins, table cover. Miss A. Powell, Merthyr, aunt, dinner service. Rev. W. L. Powell, cheque. Rev. W. T. Francis, book. Mrs. Ann Davies, Llanilar, Aberystwyth, aunt of bridegroom, ink-stand. Mr. and Mrs. David Jones, Aberystwyth, uncle and aunt, marble clock. Master Reginald Claud Horton Jones, Aberystwyth, pair of bronzes. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Owen, Ystrad, Rhon- dda, flower vase. Mrs. Edwards, Waungau, Llanbadarn, cousin, dessert knives. Councillor L. N. Williams, J.P., and family, Aberdare, cut-glass silver mounted salad bowl and salvers. Miss Gertrude Edwards, Ynysybwl, d-,)vle- Miss Elsie Edwards, Ynysybwl, doyles. Misses Lilian and Edna Edwards, Ynysy- bwl, .flower vases. II Mr. J. D. Edwards, Abercynon, preserve jar. I Mr. W. Pagb. "Leader" Office, table knives. Mr. John Pugh, Cernmes Road, dessert knives. "Ahcrdarp Trader" Office Staff, set of (JarVefS. Mr. ond 31:1" Roberts, grocer, Aberaman, handsome cushion. Miss May Roberts, Aberaman, silver flower vases. County Councillor G. A. Treharne, Aber- aman, silver matchbox. Me. and Evaiis, Boot Shop, Lewis- street. Aberaman, silver sugar bowl and sifter. Mrs. Walters, Station House, Aberdare, pa-k biscuit barrel. Mrs. Nicholas, Trecynon, table cloth. Miss Lloyd, Abercwmboi, hand-made cushion. Rev. M. Evans and family, Aberdare, La Chasse bronzes. Mr. and Mrs. Hawker, Dean-street, Aber- dare, silver serviette rings. Miss Doris Brough, Dean-street, silver jam dish. j Mr. and Mrs. Mountford, Glascoed, Aber- dare, brush and crumb tray. Mrs. Phillips, grocer, Victoria Square, damask table cloth and serviettes. Mr. T. Prosser ("Merthyr Express"), breakfast cruet stand. Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Milton-street, Cwmaman, pier glass. Mr. and Mrs. Andrews, Graig-place, Aber- dare, cheese dish. Miss Lloyd, Aberaman, vases and centre piece. Mr. and Mrs, W. H. Templeman, Bright. side, Aberdare, silver jam dish and spoon. Mr. and Mrs. J. Evans, Lewis street, Mr. and Mrs. John, Ynysybwl, table centre. Miss L. Walters. Ynysybwl, cur tain holders Miss Maggie Roberts, Ynysybwl, Miss M. A. Evans, Ynysybwl, Mr and Mrs. John Jones, builder, side- board cloth. A Friend, Liverpool, oak barometer. Messrs. Doughton and Hughes, Aber- aman, biscuit barrel. Mr S. Jones, Brynteify, Tregaron, cheque. Misses Griffiths, Pencaemawr, Merthyr, afternoon tea cloth. Mr. Reuben Silverman, pair of handsome panel pictures. Mrs. J'ones (butcher), Lewis-street, silver vases. Mrs. Charles Evans, Aberaman, water jug and glasses. Miss Leyshon, Swansea, tray cloth. Mrs. Edwards, Cwmaman, pair of pictures. Mrs. Griffiths, Cwmaman, fancy table. Miss Lizzie Jones, fruit dish. Mr. W. John, Cwmdare, jam dish. I Miss Thomas, White Hart Inn, Aberdare, hand-made cushion. Miss Everett, Aberaman, jug and glasses. Mr J. E. Davies, Llangadock, embroidered bedspread.
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The New Empire, Aberdare. The programme provided at the above ?n ,Sun^ay. "igW ]aet at the usual orchestral and pictorial concert was very much appreciated a vast number attend- mg, Mr. A. Ward, a member of the orchestra, obliged with a. cornet solo, en- titled, For all eternity." The audience were delighted. Some excellent films were shown including "Ruins of Old iuw1-' «an Bournemouth Aviation Meeting, a fine production, showing some of the cleverest airmen of the age including the late Mr C. S. Rolls. Back among the Old Folks was also a splen- did picture. There is much that is exceedingly at- the Empire programme this week. The Catherine O Haruon Trio are quite unique in the vocal and terpsichor- ean scene, entitled, "Romps in a Draw- ing Room. They are three excellent singers and dancers. The popularity which they secured on Monday night has been well sustained. Clipp and Clipp are two cross-talk and knock-about comedians who provoke endless laughter. George Don, the pocket comedian, is a humourist of the dashing order, a good singer and an agreeable entertainer. ™ Daunton, comedienne and dancer met with a good reception. An over- ture, entitled, "Strauss March," is ren- dered at the opening of each house. IIIMI
The Aberaman Fatality. INTERMENT OF VICTIM, Last Thursday afternoon the funeral of Mr. Wm. Thomas, 131, Cardiff-road, who met his death through being knocked down by a brake, took place at the Aber- dare Public Cemetery. The deceased, who was 61 years of age, followed his oc- cupation as a collier. He was an ex- Army man, being on the pension list since 1881, when he was wounded during active service. The officiating minister was the Rev. Joseph Morgan, B.A., Vicar of St. Margaret's. There were present 8 bearers in uniform from the Territorial Corps. A beautiful wreath was received from the deceased's son, Mr. Wm. Dd. Thomas, Risca. Appended are the names of the mourners:—Messrs. Wm. David Thomas & Richard Thomas, sons; Hugh McCraith, brother-in-law, and H. Jenkins, Risca. 1st coach: Mrs. Sarah Thomas, widow; Mrs. W. D. Thomas, daughter- in-law; Mrs. McCraith, sister-in-law; and Mrs. Jenkins, Risca. 2nd coach: Mrs. and Miss Sexton, Aberdare; Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Rees, and Mrs. Loveridge. 3rd coach: Mrs. W. Cook, Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Harris, Chapel-street; Mrs. G. Griffiths, and Mr. Wm. Cook. -M_
Letters to the Editor. TIMBERING CONTEST. Sir,—I notice in your Cwmaman column for last week that the total marks of the competitors in the open Timbering, competition were given. Can the secretary be prevailed upon to give the marks in the colliers' class as well? Thanking him in anticipation of a favourable reply —Yours etc. INTERESTED. .DISUSED PIT-SHAFTS. DEATH TRAPS AT CWMBACH. Sir,—Having read of the shocking accident which befellittle John Connelly at Penyrheol, Caerphilly, last week may I, in the interests of humanity, trespass a little upon your space to call attention to some disused pit-shafts at Cwmbaeh. which are similar sources of danger. I allude to Lower Lewis's Pit, in close proximity to" the Hall! and Library in course of erection, and Upper Lewis's Pit at the Tunnel." Both have walls around them, it is true, but in some parts they are under four feet high, and are built with stones having such projected surfaces as to afford footholds and grips to aiiy ycut,h'Nvho feeLi curious to have a look over. Moreover, within the wails of both pits blackberries grow profusely, and lads have been seen running along the tops I of the walls and dropping inside on to some wooden stayers, which, owing to long exposure and disuse cannot be of much strength. On'e false step or the I giving way oi one of these rotten beams would certainly mean the hurling of I some unfortunate child down a shaft hundreds of feet deep. The "Flue," a. short distance from the Upper Pit, is even a greater danger, as one can veritably walk rig hi; into it at two places and since children constantly play in its vicinity, gathering berries, hazel nuts, etc., must another innocent and playful life be destroyed before suit- able safeguards are effected? When these matters are seen to, the result will be an immense boon to many a parent. "TUNNELITE." L .NI
Duty done is the soul's fireside. Learning without a little common sense is a dangerous thing.
Coal Board Attacked. Miners' Meeting at Abercynon. The members of the Abercynoll Lodge of the South Wales Miners' Federation held their annual demon- stration on Monday. Mr William Jenkins presided, and the Federation resolution was proposed by Mr J, Morgan and seconded by Mr Rees Thomas. Mr George Barker, supporting, said there had been a great deal in the Press lately about the unrest in the Labour world. A Tory daily paper had said it was due to the Eight Hours Act, The unrest existed not only among the miners, but also amongst the railway- men and members of the Shipping Federation. It was due, as a matter of fact, to the increased intelligence of the wealth producers of the country. Although the profits from the various industries of the country were increas- ing by leaps and bounds, the wages of the producers were getting lower. A great deal had been said about the recent coal agreement. At the begin- ning of the year the selling price of coal was 14s per ton and the percentage was 50 per cent. At the present time coal sold at 14s lOd per ton, but the percen- age remained unchanged. Thus by the recent agreement tl5,000 had been lost to the miners of South Wales. There were defects in the policy of the Federation. The Conciliation Board I was also defective. It was termed the Conciliation Board, but it was never designed to conciliate. Unless' its con- stitution was altered the workers could not expect to secure what they were I agitating for. He dwelt upon matters of dispute under Rule 5 of the Concili- ation Board. Disputes were brought before the board and arbitrators were appointed to deal with them. These men sometimes spent as long as three months before going into the matter, and occasionally a year elapsed before anything was done. In the meantime the workers concerned were being exploited. A. vigorous fighting policy was required. He favoured the with- drawal from the pits of the low wage men, whose wages did not reach a minimum of 3s 4d, plus percentages. (Applause.) j RULE XX. Mr C. B. Stanton (the Aberdare miner's agent) said he was- still confid- ent that there would' be a chance of fighting the 20th rule of the M.F.G.B. Personally, he was not in favour of the last South Wales Coal Agreement, but ¡ he realised that it was useless fighting I sectionally over it. Mr Stanton dealt with the impending conference respect- ing the proposed reform of the Feder- ation. It would, he said, create a stronger fighting policy than had ever existed before. It was proposed to spend the money in such a way as to stop the tactics that were being resorted to by the employers at the present time. (Cheers.) Mr Stanton said that Mr D. A Thomas, M.P., was talking a lot, say- ing that he was getting tired of these little sectional struggles. Mr Stanton said he knew this much—Mr D. A. Thomas had not made a bad thing out of the work of the colliers, He was surprised that Mr Thomas should talk I so flippantly of what he had done for the colliers. He had been posing as an up-to-date Liberal and had secured I' their votes and built up a huge business concern. As to Federation reform. Mr Stanton said that a, greater fighting I spirit was needed, more than higher I contributions, (Applause.) I Councillor Silas Williams, Ynysybwl, | aiso^ spoke, and the resolution was carried unanimously, ?
11 I In the olden days, judges were for- bidden to wear gloves on the Bench for I fear of bribes being dropped into them- Hence the custom of presenting a Judge with a pair of white gloves when he has no cases to try at an Assizes. i
I Testimonial. I fountain Ash Urban District Council, Education Committee, ¡ Education Offices, I Town Hall, Mountain Ash. Alfred Morgan, Director of Education. July 5th, 1910. Mr Victor Freed seme months ago sold the Mountain Ash Education Committee a Lob] Piano for Cefnpennar Infant*' School at a moderate price, and the Headmistress imorms me that she is quite satisfied with the instrument. I Signed, A. MORGAN, 1 Director of Education.
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I The Late Dr Phillips. Dr. Maurice Phillips left Siloa, Aber- dare, for India in 1861. He proved him- self before the Directors, in London, a plucky aSad well equipped young man for his-task. When one asked him, "Young man, do you think you can convert India P" his reply was, "No, only God can do that, and with His aid I am going 1 ¡ to have a try." In liis station at Salem I I' he had to do a great deal of a pioneer's work-had to build his own house, and his chapei, and had to ride hundreds of miles on the wildest pony. He did some marvellous work there, work which de- spaired some of his successors. He was a racy and humorous speaker, a first rank preacher, and most popular in the open- air. His great powers were constructive. ,(a. a builder, and he will live long in the churches and schools • of India, and in the thousands of souls he won over to Christ Jesus. He was a strong writer; and his book on the "Teaching of the Vedas" has a distinct standing, and will be read and quoted by the his- torians of the future. On Sunday evening last, in Siloa, Aber- dare, the pastor, Rev. D. Silyn Evans, addressed the children on Dr. Maurice Phillips, and then he spoke to the adults present on the service of the good man to his country and the world. He was the defence of his country, the leading social life of his country, and a future inspiration for good to his country. Recently an address was presented 'o Dr. Phillips in appreciation of his ser- vices as missionary. A short time ago' he sent a copy of the address as a gift to Siloa, his mother church.. This was mounted by the members of Siloa, and is now hung up in the new Siloa Hall. This addres3 not only commemorates the late Dr. Phillips' unique mission services, but is also a memorial of his association with and regard for his old church.
Taking pleasure as they come is hap- piness; running after them is misery. a And did you really go to Rome?" asked the guest. H I really don't know, my dear," replied the hostess, just re- turned from her first trip abroad. "You see, my husband always bought the tickets."
Colliery Examiners' Association. At a well-attended meeting of the Aber- dare Branch held at the Castle Hotel, Aberdare, on Saturday night last, Mr. Wm. Samuel, Cwmaman, read a paper on "Flame and Combustion." During the first week in August the Glamorgan Education Committee had arranged a series of evening lectures solely for the benefit of firemen and shot-firemen. The Aberdare Branch and other lodges grasped the privilege thus extended, and a num- ber of the members were appointed to attend these lectures at the University, Cardiff, their expenses being allowed. This paper by Mr. Samuel is the result of attending these lectuies, and is a report of one of them delivered by Prof. Thomp- son at the University. He dealt with the subject admirably, and specially treated upon the dangers attributed to the same in the mine. A good discussion followed, which will be continued at the next meeting' on Oct. 1st. Papers and discussions of this nature will take place at each meeting during the coming ses- sion, and all firemen should make an effort to attend, as the object aimed at is that humane one of minimizing mine accidents.