Cwmdare Notes. BY HYPNOS." Nice pair of calves-and such pretty stockings. Which was the wearer trying to exhibit ? Ah, those twin passions, love and jealousy! A fascinating young lady in Cwmdare was the. cause of a free fight one night recently. It would hav e been much better if tha-, gentleman who left Cwmdare to reside in Abernant had stayed in Cwmdare. Cwm- dare must be a great magnet to attract him all that distance. His visits seem to be getting less angelic—that is, not so few and far between. I It would look a little more decent if some of the people in Holford-terrace would pull the window blinds down he- fore retiring of a night. ——— Such is life when you get a wife. Men" can be seen from morning till night nursing the baby with all their might. Is it true that an ambulance brigade will be raised in Cwmdare next year? And when is the result of the recent ex- amination to be made known? About the same time? Where is that Steam Roller? 12 o'clock on a Saturday night is not a decent time for young girls to be on Cwmdare Hill. ol' The Bwllfa miners are having excellent weather for their enforced holidays. Cannot these stop-turns be stopped?
Abe^d^i^e and Merthr^r j Valleys Draughts League, j Five clubs who have already joined the League are determined to make a big fight for the D. A. Thomas Challenge Cup, viz.: Aberaman, Aberdare, Moun- tain Ash, Penrhiwceiber, and Treharris, and with the new rules re two games to be played in matches instead of four, and openings to be ballotted, every club ex- pects to benefit. All players belonging to the above clubs will be elegible to play for the individual championship of Wales, or perhaps represent Wales in tin International Match with England, which the Welsh Association expects to arrange this season. Mr. Ben James, of Moun- tain Ash, is the League delegate, and will be at the Welsh Association meeting at Cardiff this week to affiliate the league to the Welsh Association. The last day for clubs to join the league will be the 22nd Sept., so those who intend to com- pete for the D. A. Thomas Challenge Cup must apply in time to the secretary, J. G. Hodge, 4, Clarence-terrace, Aber- aman.
FACTS AND FANCIES. BEGINNINGS OF FORESTRY. The planting of yews in churchyards wai practised before 1307, yet planting on any large scale does not seem to have been practised in any of the English woodlands until early in the seventeenth century, when it was introduced mainly on account of the acorns, beech-mast, and other seeds being devoured by field-mice and voles. In the preface to the second edition (in 1615, the first edition having been in 1613) of Arthur Standish's New Directions for the Increasing of Timber and Firewood," regarding complaints of tree-seeds having been eaten by field-mice when sown, the author writes, "the remedy for such as would raise plants is by nurseries, where the mice may be destroyed by traps." Standish's work is merely a thin pamphlet of thirty-four pages, but it had the honour of a prefatory Royal proclamation, in which King James commanded all Noblemen, Gentlemen, and others our loving Subjects, to whom it may appertaine," to receive and put in practice the author's suggestions. »— —
WET AND DRY SEASONS. At the Equator in Africa there are only two seasons-the wet and the dry. The former is the summer season, and lasts eight months. The thermometer averages from 110deg. to 125deg. Fahr. The other four months are the cold or dry season, and the thermometer rarely goes below 70deg. Fahr. During the rams the natives live in houses made principally of bamboo and roofed with leaves, but as soon as the rains stop, which is some time around June 1st, they desert their towns and set out for the forests and jungles. The few household furnishings are transported on the heads of the women and children.
WHERE ABRAHAM FISHED. Mrs. Victoria de Bunsen, in "The Soul of a Turk," relates a legend concerning Abtaham which will be new to many readers. She learnt of it while at Edessa, the traditional Ur of the Chaldees. She was shown there a large oblong tank of water so filled with fishes resting just below the surface of the water that their fins and backs seemed almost wedged together so as to form an almost solid layer of silvery life." The guardian of the mosque throws some meal into the water and the fish jump high to catch it, a great living pyramid, of which those who jump the highest form the pinnacle. The tradition- is that Abraham, as a child, fished in the tank. Hence the fish were con- sidered sacred. No single one has even been s I caught or killed to this clay. Indeed, death would overtake the man who transgressed this law." 9
CHURCH UNITY. 'in a Norfolk village of 800 inhabitants there is an admirable clerical partnership between the Anglican and the Nonconformist preachers. There is church service on Sunday morning, chapel in the afternoon, and both at night, and 75 per cent. of the population are regular attendants. King Edward's Memorial Service the two shared between them, and the Church- man frequently gives a week night lecture for his Methodist brother. »
SOME LETTER-BOXES. The modern French letter-box is fashioned after a plant, and the top resembles a bud. The body is surrounded by floral wreaths or festoons, and the base is formed by large leaves. The boxes are placed against buildings and have a very pretty effect. In Brussels the Government keeps pace with the needs of the people, and has attached postal boxes to the rear ends of cars in the city. This aids and hastens the delivery of letters and telegrams, as most of these cars pass the post-offices, where the boxes are emptied. This street-car letter-box, in fact, practically c, takes the place of the pneumatic tube" postal system for which London and Berlin have be- come famous. The Russian post-box is an old- fashioned, awkward-looking box. It looks some- thing like a peasant hut. The roof is lifted up, and letters taken out from the top. The postman handles the letters as freely as the sorters them- selves; it really does not matter much, for the Government power in Russia is so strict that it is believed the post-office officials frequently open letters suspected of being connected with plots against the state and read them.
FOREIGN LOTTERIES. Lottery tickets in Spain are peddled every- where. In the street the small boys selling newspapers offer lottery tickets if one does not care to read. In the Spanish clubs and caies there is great excitement after the report of the winning numbers is issued. Small boys run about the streets selling these reports in the same way they would sell newspapers. With the German lottery things are conducted more quietly, The tickets for the Government lotteries are sold in regular licensed stores, which do no other busi- ness. J
FEET OF VARIOUS It ACES. The French foot is meagre, narrow, and bony. The Spanish is emalland elegantly curved—thanks to its Moorish bloqd, corresponding with the Castilian pride—"high in the instep." The Arab foot is proverbial for its high arch: "a stream can run under the hollow of it." The foot of the Scor is large and thick", the Irish (foot-flat and square, the English foot short and fleshy. The American foot is apt to be dispro- portionately small.
ARCHITECTURAL HUMOUR. Up and down the country are to be found hundreds of examples of the humour of eccle- siastical architects of a past age: from the snarl- ing griffins worked into the stonework of Henry VII.'s Chapel, Westminster Abbey, to the dun cow and milkmaids in Durham Cathedral. A cat playing a violin can be seen in Wells Cathedral; and in Hereford Cathedral two cats, apparently performing a violin duet. Boston "stump" is crowded with fantastic carvings, among which may be mentioned a wife chastising her hus- band, a teacher caning a pupil, and an orchestra composed of bears playing an organ, a bagpipe, and a drum.
FLAGS AT HALF-MAST. Everyone knows when lie sees a, flag flown at half-mast that it is a sign of mourning, but few' have any idea how the custom originated. It arises from the old naval rule that the sign of submission was the lowering of the flag by the vanquished. The lowering- or the flag of the Sovereign is the sad admission of his conquest by death.
TIN CANS AND THEIR USES. One million three hundred thousand one-gallon tin cans are annually required to export petro- leum from America, and the purposes for which these cans are used after the oil has been con- sumed are varied and peculiar. Thousands of the cans are used as water-buckets. The interior of a Malay, Tamil, or Chinese home contains I s American tin cans of all sizes and shapes, put to some useful purposes. Sieves are made by punc- turing holes. Thousands of dust-pans are made from the cans by removing one side, curving two sides, and attaching a large wooden handle. Bak- ing and cooking utensils of all kinds are also skilfully manufactured, and may be seen in thou- sands of homes. For storing articles of food against ant onslaughts the tin can is a blessing. Hundreds of men are engaged in manufacturing tin can funnels, pepper and salt casters, cocoanut and nutmeg graters, lamps, biscuit tins, tea and coffee-pots, ladles; mugs, cake patties, Chinese pipes, oil pumps, money-boxes, and, more extra- ordinary still, the framework for false teeth. So necessary has the American tin can become to these people, that to be deprived of its manifold uses would cause a real hardship, ,+-
A BOTANICAL CURIOSITY. White in the shade, red in the sun, such is the twofold character that has given a name to the chameleon rose. At night or when it is carried into a dark room it assumes a wax-like white- ness. This does not occur abruptly, but the petals first pass through a bluish tint, which rapidly changes into a very pale rose, and finally ends by becoming the purest white. Then if it be taken into bright sunlight with the greatest rapidity it resumes the scarlet tint of the most brilliant peony. This horticultural phenomenon comes from Japan, that country of magic gardens and wizard horticulturists.
Mountain Ash Jottings. BY (f LUCIFER. At what age should husbands and wives cease to be jealous of each other? It may be difficult to fix the exact year, but Sir Marchant Williams thinks that men who are 50 or 60 years of age should discard altogether the green-eyed mon- ster." At the Abercynon Police Court the other day an elderly defendant gave as an excuse for drunkenness that he was ex- cited through jealousy. "What!" re- marked the Stipendiary, "a man like you jealous? People at your age don't care what their wives do. If you were a young husband of 20 summers there would be something to say for you." No sooner has our local Education Committee met than there are wrangle? over items of expenditure incurred by delegates attending conferences. Really someone must move that all conferences' should be abolished. Or perhaps Capt. Gray or Capt. Evans will give notice of motion to resolve that the Mountain Ash Education Committee shall not in future be represented at any conference. This would save a deal of bad feeling and save the clerk from making enquiries from time to time as to whether such and such a conference is one within the, meaning of various Acts of Parliament. But the Moderate Party tt the Com- mittee are, I imagine, riding their pet horse ( economy" too hard. Fancy ob- jecting to an annual subscription of one guinea to the Workers' Educational As- sociation! This is a very useful organ- isation, and it would be a pity if vhe affiliation fee were discontinued at pres- ent. The Director of Education is in a quandary as to which would be the better course-enlarge the present Ynysboeth Schools or build a new school at Matthewstown. "If," he says, "there is likely to be a growth of the population in the near future near Pentwyn Avenue, it is worth while carefully considering whether the erection of a new mixed and infants' school in that district will not best meet the needs of that district." It is well that Mr. Morgan puts in the "if." If we are to reckon the population on the basis of the number of houses, then there is no likelihood of an in- crease for many years to come. Those who have speculated in Pentwyn Avenue are not likely to speculate in that part of the country again. Quite a large proportion of these houses are empty at present. These will have to be perman- ently occupied before any more building takes place. I beg to vote for the en- largement of Ynysboeth Schools. The Evangelisation 'Mission, which has been held in a tent at Ynysboeth for several weeks, is doing grand work. Why don't they move up to Matthewstown. where they are more urgently required. There is a large area here without a chapel or school. Matthewstown people won't go down to the Mission, so the Mission must come up to Matthewstown. Even when this has been done the missioners may find it necessary to visit the homes of the people. By the way, the new Brotherhood Church at Mountain Ash is making steady progress. The members have bought two houses in Napier Street, and are converting them into suitable lec- ture rooms, reading rooms, etc. A corru- gated iron building will be erected for the usual Sunday services, which are up I to now being held at Miskin Schools.
Bwllfa Men's Bravery RESCUE MEDALS AWARDED Councillor H. H. Evans, M.E., man- ager of the Bwllfa Colliery, has received the following letter from the Home Office:- Whitehall, 9th September. Sir,—I am directed by the Home Secretary to inform you that his Majesty has been pleased to award you the Albert Medal of the second class in recognition of your gallant conduct on the occasion of the accident at the Bwllfa Dare Colliery, near Aberdare, on the 6th April last. The presentation of the medal will probably be made by his Majesty, and a further communication will be addressed to you in due course. Similar letters have been received by Messrs W. R. Protheroe, Parcuchaf, Cwmdare, the under manager, and Gomer Jones, 2 Holford-terrace, Cwm- dare, who assisted on the same occasion. It will be recalled that John Isaac went into the mine about 7.40 a.m. under a closely-timbered bridge about five yards in length in the return air-way, with the intention of inspecting it pre- paratory to "packing" it, when the bridge suddenly collapsed, burying him beneath about 30 or 40 tons of debris. His assistant,Tom Jones, immediatly ran for help, and the three recipients of the medal at once proceeded to the scene. It took 9t hours to release the 2 unfortunate man. Isaac soon recovered from the shock and has been at work since. The gallant deed was brought to the notice of his Majesty, and in June last Mr Trump, mines inspector, investigated the case, and it is understood that the medals are granted upon his recommendation. At the Aberdare District Council on Monday Councillor H. H. Evans was warmly congratulated by his fellow- members on the recognition of his valour
Aberdare Police Court. WF,I)N,-ESDA.Y .-Before Messrs. D. P. Davies (chairman), D. W. Jones, Dr. Jones, Owen George, and T. Lewis. TRANSFERS. Mr. W. R Morgan applied for the transfer of the Central Hotel, Aberdare, from the name of Mr. D. R. Davies, de- ceased, to his widow. Also the transfer of tha Scales Arms, Cwmbach, from William Owen Jones to Ellen Lewis. Both granted, DRUNKS. Benjamin James, in Victoria Square, Aberdare, 5s. and costs. Lodwick Lake., in High-street, 10s. and costs. Richard Evans, in Market-street, 10s. and costs. John Eliae, in Cardiff-road, 10s. and costs. TRAM-MARKING BY A LAD, HE WANTED FOOTBALL BOOTS. Charles Argust, Cwmaman, a boy of 16, was charged with attempting to obtain money by false pretences. Mr. W. P. Nicholas prosecuted, and Mr. T. W. Griffiths defended. Edward Laugham, 6, Unity-street, Aberdare, collier, said he worked at the Fforchaman Colliery. He filled a tram of coal, No. 207-24. He saw the tram on the road ready to be despatched to the pithead. On the following day he saw the tram again. It was now marked 315—28, the number which defendant's father had. When spoken to by the checkweigher, defendant admitted mark- ing this and other trams. James Elton, checkweigher, stated that the complainant made a complaint to him, and the tram in question was placea on one side. Charged in the presence of the committee with marking 7 trams, de- fendant admitted marking 5, the tram in question being one of them. Enos Davies, another checkweigher, confirmed. Mr. Griffiths said that the lad was anxious to obtain money to buy football boots. His father was a respectable man, and he (Mr. Griffiths) would ask the Bench to deal leniently with the case. Taking into consideration the boy's age, the Bench decided to deal leniently with him. and fined him m. or one month. A RHIGOS ROW. ALLEGATIONS AGAINST AN EX. GUARDIAN. WINSTONE CHURCHILL AS A BAILIFF. Rees Rees, Pendarren Farm, Rhigos, ex-member of the Merthyr Board of Guardians, summoned Mrs. Bessie Hens- bury for assault. Mr. W. Thomas prosecuted, and Mr. W. R. Edwards defended. Complainant said he owned some huts, one of which was occupied by defend- ant's husband. He had been unable to get the rent for it. One day while he was in a neighbouring house (Mrs. Jones's), Mrs. Henebury rushed in, and struck him twice on the body, and then on the nose, till it bled. He never at- tempted to strike the woman. Then Mrs. Henebury brandished a chair at him, but he dodged it. The woman kicked Mrs. Jones when attempting to kick him. Afterwards Mrs. Henebury got hold of a big stone and threw it at him. /By Mr. Edwards: Henebury never ac- cused him of doing anything to his wife. He had never made any obscene remarks to her. He did not try to kiss her on the Tuesday fortnight. The husband told witness to "go to that bad place." Henebury did not tell him not to see his wife about the rent in future. The hus- band made no complaint at all about his conduct. By Mr. W. Thomas: This was the first he had heard of any allegation of im- propriety on his part. Mrs. Selina Jones, residing next door to Mrs. Henebury, and a tenant of Mr, Rees, next gave evidence, confirming in substance his evidence. Complainant she held, did not use any unreasonable force. Complainant's brother gave.' evidence on his behalf. Dr. I. G. Thomas, Hirwain, stated that he found deep scratches on Mrs. Hene- bury's neck. They appeared to be nail- marks. There was also a swelling there. Mrs. Henebury stated that when Res brought her some coal he caught hold of her. opened his lips, and rubbed them over her's. She was afraid of the man be- ca:e he always spoke filthy language and made indecent suggestions to her. She overheard him make a remark to Mrs. Jones, and sh? went into the tatter's house and accused Reee of talking about her. Complainant threw her out after he had kicked her in the stomach. Mrs. Henebury proceeded to state how the bailiff came to her house, on the in- structions of complainant, to distrain on the furniture. It was Winstone Churchill from Aberdare. (Loud laugh- ter.) She promptly arranged" matters with him. Mr. Edwards: So Mr. Winstone Churchill did not stay long? Mrs. Henebury- I mean Mr. Winstone Re ets. Questioned by Mr. W. Thomas, Mrs. Henebury repeated that she had been kicked 4n the stomach by Rees, but she did not say anything to the doctor about it. Thomas: Why not Mrs. Henebury: I was ashamed of it. George Henebury, the husband, gave evidence. Questioned by Mr. Thomas, he said that his wife asked him to go and see Rees inasmuch as he had insulted her. He did not go to Rees for several days, but he had complained to him of his filthy language a long time ago. He did not tell Rees to go to a warm place. Mrs. Annie Tibbies said that Mrs. Henebury made complaints to her abou: Rees Rees on several occasions. Once he said something Pressed by Mr. Thomas as to what he said, witness, with great reluctance, stated that Rees suggested that Mrs. Henebury should go with him to an ad- joining room. The Bench said they had heard enough of the case. It would be dismissed. FOUR MONTHS.—SIXTH CONVICTION. HE PLEADED TEMPTATION. James Lennon, 28, Woodland-street, Mountain Ash, was charged with obtain- ing £ 2 Os. ld. by false pretences by alter- ing a pay ticket. Mr. C. Kenehole, who prosecuted, said that Lennon was a night-shifter at the Deep Duffryn Colliery. On Sept. 10th there was coming to him lis. in wages. The pay dockets were handed out the night before the pay, and the pay clerk in error handed to the prisoner the docket of a man named Hum, to whom X2 Os. Id. was due. The following day prisoner, having altered the name from Hurn to Andrews, gave it to a boy named Harold Thomas to obtain the money for him. I When the docket was presented the alter- ation was noticed by the clerk, who sub- sequently made enquiries, with the result that Lennon was arrested. David James Davies, time-keeper at the colliery, the boy Harold Thomas, and others gave evidence for the prosecution. Sergt Coleman stated that he arrested Lennon at the Navigation Hotel. In answer to the charge he said, U I know absolutely nothing about it." Lennon pleaded guilty, and said that temptation had been placed in his way. Mr. Kenshole said that there were prev- ious convictions against Lennon. The Bench characterised the case as a bad one. Besides, prisoner had a bad record, having been previously convicted five times. He would be sent to prison for four months. A HEAVY MEAL? James Mahoney, a pulley man, was charged with sleeping at the Cwmaman Colliery, R. R. Davies, manager, said that he saw defendant fast asleep with his light- ed lamp near him. Defendant said that he was taking food, and dropped off to sleep. | He was fined 20s. and costs. ASSURANCE SOCIETY'S EMPTY COFFERS. Richard Edward Williams, Aberaman, summoned the Mutual Assurance Society for £10 10s. Mr. Thomas prosecuted. He ex- plained that his client had taken out a policy ijr the Society, and when he sub- mitted a claim the defendants coolly turned out and said they had no money. Mr. Thomas said that the Socieiy's agents were collecting premiums in the neighbourhood now, and it was but right that the public should know of this action of the society. There was no defence, and an order for payment forthwith was made by die Bench. EJECTMENT. Mr. W. Thomas applied on behalf of David Rees, 6, Fforchneol-row, Godre- aman, for an order to eject Thoe, Jones, 7, Fforchneol-row, Granted.
10- The New Empire, Aberdare, Picture, story and song continue to fascinate and thrill the crowds on Sunday nights at the Empire. Large audiences are still the go, even when the nights are fine. The selection of pictures is most tactful, good taste being a great consideration with thoee who cater. Young and old, .the gentler and the sterner sex, are provided for. Miss Marion Feru, of the O'Hanlon Trio, one of last week's turns, sang magnificently on Sunday evening, and thoroughly thrilled the audience with her beautiful voice. Some excellent music was also rendered by the orchestra. The programme of the Empire for this week is one of all-round excellence. Clark and Glenny are regular side-eplitters in their screaming absurdity "The Haunted House." They are the star turns for this week. Some marvellous feats are per- formed by the Great Clifton in his sen- sational wheel-jumping act. His greatest feat is wheel-jumping up and down 15 steps blind-folded. „ Tiny Arnold, the wee dainty comedienne, fairly grips the hearts of the audience, her singing' and dancing being perfect. She is direct from the Palace Theatre. Gabriel Hope, who is here in the stead of Charles Kean. comedian, makes up a very fine musical the Palace Theatre. Gabriel Hope, who is here in the stead of Charles Kean. comedian, makes up a very fine musical turn. 8011\e thoroughly good pictures I complete the programme.
NO TEA LIKE 'Quaker' Tea Of ALL GROCERS.
Mountain Ash District Council. The fortnightly meeting of the above Council was held on Tuesday, Mr. John Charles, J.P., in the chair. The mem- bers present were-. Messrs. Dr. Morgan, Thomas Jones, G. A. Evans, J.P., Grif- nth Evans, (Rev.) E. V. Tidman, Wm. Evans, William Lamburn, Wm. Davies, Dd. Rogers, T. W. Jones, Silas Williams, and George H. Hall, together with Messrs. H. P. Linton, clerk; Fred Stock, accountant; W. G. Thomas, surveyor; Dr. E. P. Evans, medical officer, and Mr H. Jones, sanitary inspector. EDUCATION AND THE LAND QUESTION. ME. S. WILLIAMS PROPOSES RESISTANCE. A letter was read from Col. Vaughan Lee's solicitor in reference to an appli- cation made by the Council to acquire the site of the old reservoir at Penrhiw- ceiber for school purposes. The writer stated that unless the Council would pay the increment tax. Col. Lee's offer would be withdrawn. Mr. George Hall: I do not see how we can avoid it. Clerk You told me that I was not to give way in the matter. The tax would only be about < £ 14. Mr. Silas Williams: The landlord is supposed to pay the increment duty. I shall oppose paying a penny of it. The land question is of more importance to us than the education question. Rev. E. V. Tidman: I quite agree with what Mr. Williams has just said, The other day I interviewed some of the offi- cials of the Urban District Councils Association, and they told me that it would be impossible for us to get away from the demands of the landlord. Mr. Hall: I move that we pay the tax. Mr. William Davies seconded. Mr. David Rogers: If we begin this sort of thing goodness knows where it will end. This tax is to be paid by the person who derives the benefit. As an I amendment I move that we do not pay it. I Mr. Hall: The landlord is in a position to make his own terms. Mr. Silas Williams seconded Mr. Rogers' motion, and said: This landlord knows quite well that the value of his land has been increased through people coming to live at Penrhiwceiber. He has reaped a large benefit as a consequence. Mr. Lloyd George has stated that local authorities are not to be penalized. If we, as a public authority, are going to bow under the thumb-screw of a land- lord, then what about the poor individu- als? We ought to offer some resistance against the improper carrying out of this Act. Mr. Thomas Jones: We are placed in a II very awkward position. We require ad- ditional school accommodation. Mr. Rogers: Could we not have another story erected over the present schools? Mr. Hall: If that is possible, then will withdraw my motion. Eventually it was decided to ask the architect to report upon that suggestion. Mr. Silas Williams said that he would object to paying that tax whatever the architect would have to say. MORE ABOUT DELEGATES' EXPENSES. The Local Government Board wrote declining to remit the sums of i>3 and £ 17 4s. m respect of expenses incurred in 1908 by delegate-- attending conferences of the National Housing Reform Council held in London and Newcastle. A report by the Clerk was to the effect that the expenditure was illegal, as the conferences in question did not com' within the meaning of the Local Govern ment Conferences Act. Mr. Tidman: That is the Clerk's opin- ion now. What was it "hen The Chairman: The same. Mr. Tidman: Representatives of other Councils who were at the same conference have not been surcharged. Is it not possible to get some definite- information on this point? If the L.G.B. are going to pick and choose, then I as one am not going to submit to it. Mr. T. Jones: They should not blow hot and blow cold. Mr. Tidman: When I attend a confer- ence I consider myself equally as import- ant as the representative from any other Council. After some further discussion it was agreed to ask the Clerk to make enquiries of other authorities represented at the conferences in question. NOBLE LORDS AND DUKES. A letter was read from the Royal In- stitute of British Architects giving notice of a Town Planning Conference to be held in London in October, to study the questions involved in the improvement and extension of cities, with special re- ference to artistic and constructional problems. The Clerk read out the names of a large number of Lords and Dukes con- nected with the movement. Mr. Silas Williams: This must be like going' into a chamber of horrors. Is it on account of the presence of these noble lords and dukes that they introduce the words artistic and constructional problems?" (Laughter.) The letter was referred to the Clerk to report upon the legality of sending dele- gates to the conference, THE CEMETERY CHAPEL AGAIN. Lady Aberdare's letter in reference to the chapel at Maesyrarian Cemetery was again brought forward. The Chairman said that there was at present a resolution on their books pro- hibiting the construction of-buildings on the seal? outlined in her ladyship's letter. Mr. Silas Williams: The matter has been before us before, and there is no need for a notice of motion. Chairman: Before we can discuss the matter we must have a motion to rescind the resolution now on the books. Mr. G. A. Evans: It is at present in the form of a motion. The Chairman insisted on a notice of motion being given, and the matter was once more deferred. L.G.B. AND MISKIN. Consideration was given to a letter from the Local Government Board, who stated that they could not sanction a loan in respect of Miskin Recreation Ground, unless the Council revised their proposals so as to provide that the pro- posed road, 30 feet in width, which was not approved under the old bye-laws, should be made at least 36 feet in width. It was decided to communicate with the landowner on the matter. SAVING DAYLIGHT. An explanatory of the Daylight Saving Bill was brought forward. The Clerk said that it was a very lengthy one, and it would only mean a waste of time if he were to read it out. Mr. Tidman; I think we had better make us of our daylight and proceed. (Laughter.) The letter was laid on the table. VARIOUS. The Board of Trade wrote consenting to the placing of an overhead line for a distance of about 300 yards along the side, of Robert-street, Ynysybwl, from Gly.i- street to High-street, and then across to High-street. A letter was received from the Post Office, declining to open a post office at Matthewstown. The tenant of 11, Jeffreys-street, Moun- tain Ash, wrote complaining that when- ever there was a heavy fall of rain his house was flooded.—The Surveyor said that the floor of the house was below the level of the pavement. The Chairman called attention to the continual flooding of houses in Henry- street. Mr. George Hall referred to flooding in Pentwyn-arvenue and Woodfield-terrace, Penrhiwceiber. Mr. D. Rogers referred to the need of getting more light near Thompson Villas, Ynysybwl. Mr. Thomas Jones said that a more regular lighting of the street lamps was required at Ptenrhiwceiber. All the complaints, etc., were referred to the Surveyor. Councillor (Dr.) Morris, Penrhiwceiber, said that he would do everything possi- ble to increase the police staff in the dis- trict. Mr. George Hall complained of the noises created by milkmen in the town.— I It was decided to communicate with the I County Council on the matter.
I Pars eft Passant, BY OUVRIEE.; The Aberdare Trades Council are again taking; up the cudgels for Municipal Tramways. That a better system of loco motion is needed in Aberdare no one will deny. But the great question is whether the tramway system should be owned and controlled by a company or by the Dis- trict Council. There is no doubt that we would have had a tramway service in the town but for the opposition to a private company running it. Councillor E. Stonelake opened the Trades Council discussion, in a very able manner, and the facts put forward by him were most convincing. The other Labour members spoke very strongly in favour of Municipal Trams, We will soon have our Destructor ready, and it would be a pity to let a private company step in and reap all the benefits. As some of the councillors re- marked, trams worked and controlled by our District Council would be run to suit the convenience 01 the public and would be run at scheduled times. Whether we have trams or no, I be- lieve it is about time that the District Council should remove the brake-stand from Cardiff-street to some other spot It is really dangerous for passers-by walk- ing on the pavement, as some of the horses are 'often on the pavement. The remarks of your corresponden1 "Tunnelite" in regard to disused pit- shafts at Aberdare are worthy of con- sideration. It is to be hoped thsSt these shafts will immediately be walled up safely.
Close your eyes always to the passing storms, but open them to the sunlight,
Testimonial. Mountain Ash Urban District Council, Education Committee, Education Offices, Town Hall, Mountain Ash. Alfred Morgan, Director of Education. July 5th, 1910. Mr Victor Freed some months' ago sold the Mountain Ash Education Committee a Lobl Piano for Cefnpennar Infanta' School at a moderate price, and the Headmistress informs me that she is quite satisfied with the instrument. Signed, A. MORGAN, Director of Education.
Aberdare Chamber of Trad e. The monthly meeting was held on Wednesday evening, Mr Thomas Lloyd being in the chair, COUNTY CO CRT ACCOMMODATION The report of the deputation ap- pointed to wait upon Mr Rees Williams, registrar, in reference to the County Court accommodation, was submitted by the Secretary (Mr T. W. Griffiths, solicitor). He said the learned Regis- trar pointed out that many attempts had been made to secure a suitable site for the erection of a new Court and offices. The Government, however; would not consent to build unless a freehold site was obtained, and this would prove a difficult matter. They would be prepared to lease any premises which would be suitable for offices. The Chairman said that central premises would be required. There were several freehold sites obtainable, but they were not central, enough. Several suitable sites were suggested, and it was eventually agreed that the Secretary should call the Registrar's attention to these. INCORPORATION. Mr Griffiths reported having convened a meeting of the committee appointed' to go into the question of incorporation. Most of the members being away, the meeting bad to be adjourned. Mr Griffiths added that at that meeting he read the opinions of several town clerks on the question. Mr T. Lloyd said that the committee proposed going into the matter thorough- ly in the near future. Mr F. Hodges said that the question would take a long time to investigate. The information gathered by the Secretary would take some time to go through. The opinion of these town clerks was that the granting a charted would not of, necessity increase the rates. They were greatly indebted to Mr Griffiths for securing such a large amount of information. 0 The Chairman: It will be necessary to create a popular public feeling Oil the question. I Mr J, LL Smith: It would be well if the big ratepayers were interviewed. Mr W. D. Morris said that all the big ratepayers would oppose the matter. ¡ The largest ratepayers in Merthyr opposed incorporation there. Mr Smith The opposition in Merthy* came from the lower part of the dis- trict. t, It was decided to have a full repor of the committee's work in six monthS time.
Patience is not, in every instance, woman's special and exclusive virtue. Jlobrs wife was an impatient woJllsJ1, whereas her husband was the Jllost patient of men. Printed and Published at their Print1#* Works, Market Buildings, Str >3t, Aherdare, 1I1 the Coun t< Glamorgan, by the Proprietor*, Pagh and J. L, Eowlanda.