Labour Topics, [From Our Labour Correspondent.] The scaremongers are at it again, and we are led to believe that our Navy supremacy is being undermined and that we are running the risk of our homes being invaded by the Germans. The one depressing feature of these scares, which the British public has been subject to so much recently, is that it tends to foster hatred amongst a section of both countries which is being ignored in these matters:, namely, the working classes. There is good reason for believing that the best feeling at present exists between the British and German workman, as evi- denced by the deputations of both coun- tries last year. The history of past wars conclusively .shows that they have not been brought about by the workers, but by those who seek to gain at the -expense of others. The greed of expansion of Empire has played its share in this con- nection. The Tariff Reform movement is but an incentive towards the same pur- pose. The manly protest of Mr. Arthur Henderson and Mr. Macpherson on behalf of the Labour Party was timely and wise, and should convince our German workers as to who are the real instigators of these movements. The Government will be well advised to take into their confidence the working classes, and not be carried away by the god Imperialism. Is it too much to expect the pulpit to make its voice heard upon this question, and thus save the nation from pursuing this maddening policy which must in- evitably lead to destruction? I hear a, good report of a meeting addressed by Prof. T. Levi on Land Reform." He commented strongly upon the housing conditions of the Rhondda. It is to be hoped that the four Coun- cillors who were present will consider his remarks upon what is undoubtedly a grave matter. Last year, this question was put in the front by the Labour can- didates. The Housing Acts have not been adopted by the Rhondda Council, although its neighbours—Pontypridd, Aberdare, and Merthyr—have. The power of property is still a, dominant force upon the Council, and it is for Labour to increase the little band already there to reap anything sub- stantial in the housing question. Statistics just issued show that during 1908 there were 1,136 fatal accidents in coal-mines, one death for every 230,000 tons raised. This is a heavy penalty which colliery workers are subject to and still one would imagine by the witnesses before the Royal Commission upon the Eight Hours that the coal-mine was a little paradise. It only goes to show how far removed are these people from the actual state in which working men are situated. Out of 176 pupil teachers leaving a training college last year, 74 are without permanent employment, and 54 have not even temporary posts. The teaching pro- fession, in face of these figures, does not look promising. The Education Depart- ment's orders last week to reduce the iiumber of scholars in classes will lead to efficiency and the taking on of more teachers. According to the Board of Trade reports just out, it appears that one hour's work in England buys lOd. worth of necessaries of life one hour's work in Germany 6-,1d. and France 5 3-5d. Tariff Reform, after that, is a misnomer.
St. Patr ck's Day in London. An interesting feature in the cele- bration of St. Patrick's Day was the march of Lipton's Cadet Corps from the Marble Arch to Islington. Mindful of the fact that Sir Thomas Lipton is of Irish descent, the patriotic Cadet Corps, which is composed of the firm's employees, made a brave show as they marched off about 2 o'clock, headed bv their band, and over a hundred strong. Quite a feature of the procession was the Irish giant, Patrick O'Connor, who is 7ft. 4in. in height, and manfully striding beside his towering form was the smallest mem- ber of the Corps, the long and short of it. giving: a touch of Irish humour to the Wearing of the Green." Crowds witnessed the march along Oxford Street, New Oxford Street, Holborn, Cheapside, Moorgate Street, and City Road, and the gallant little cadets met with a hearty reception along the route. Refreshments were served at Lipton's Tea Rooms, The Angel, Islington, where Liptons are in evidence, as in other main thoroughfares in London, and it need hardly be eaid the Cadets did full justice to the same after their march.
Eozema on Chest and Face. SPRING PIMPLES AND BURNING SORES BANISHED BY ZAM-BUK. An experience by no means uncommon at this season was related by Miss Lena Sandham, of Queen's Square, Lancaster, a well-known local singer, to the Lancaster Observer." Some time ago," said the young lady, my skin became rough and small red pimples came on my face and chest. The pimples were so irritable that I could not help scratching them, with the result that they rapidly increased in number and size, especially on my cliest, and were 80 painful that I could not sleep. In fact, I became quite ill and went to the doctor, who told me I was suffering from eczema. I used his ointment and medicine for some time without avail. The eczema continued to spread, and ni/tle eruptions were repeatedly breaking out. Naturally, with my face and neck so badly disfigured, I kept indoors a great deal, and the consequent lack of fresh air, coupled with my daily sufferings, pulled me down and made me unfit for any work. I greatly feared that the obstinate eczema would spread to other parts of my body. Fortunately, I read of Zam-Buk's great success in curing obsti- nate skin-diseases such as mine. A trial of the balm soon convinced me that it was no ordinary preparation. After only a few applications of Zam-Buk. there was a distinct improvement in the condition of my skin. The awful irritation was ended, and I now got plenty of sleep, which I needed badly. For washing I used only Zam-Buk Medicinal Soap, which seemed the light thing for a skin like mine. I persevered with the regular appli- cations of the balm, and in a little while longer all the horrid eruptions and eores were cleared away from my chest, neck, and face. My skin has ever since kept beautifully soft and clear." The first signs of Spring, skin-sickness are now showing themselves in unpleasant pimples, blotches, and irritating rashes. Eczema, as in Miss Sandham's case, frequently develops from a trifling skin eruption, and obstinate ulcers have often been born in a simple pimple; but if Zam-Buk is now applied to the skin these disfigurements will be avoided. Zam-Buk is entirely free from rancid animal fats, oils, and coarse mineral poisons, and the fact of its being; kept handy in every up-to-date home is conclusive proof of its unique merit.
Presentation at Porth. I Mr. C- M. Gardener. F.R.S.E., Honoured. A very interesting presentation took place at the Porth Hotel on Saturday evening last, when a large number of the friends and associates of Mr. C. M. Gardener, A.M.I.E., F.R.S.E., assembled together to do him honour. That Mr. oUi Gardener has distinguished himself in the past is amply demonstrated by the letters he carries after his name. Not only in the United Kingdom is he well known as a clever electrical engineer, but abroad- in India, in particular—he is well known as the constructor of some very fine work in connection with electrical machinery, &c. The position Mr. Gardener has held under the Rhondda Tramway Company up to the present is that of chief con- structor of the overhead department, a position which he has filled with excep- tional ability, and to the entire satisfac- tion of the Company. His cinnection with the Tramway Company has now ter- minated, for he has accepted an appoint- ment as chief electrical engineer to the Cambrian Colliery Combine. In view of his impending departure, the presentation was got up by the combined efforts of the officials and staff of the company and various other friends who expressed, a desire to participate in the pleasure of honouring him. The present consisted of a beautiful oak combined spirit stand, and a handsome leather handbag for Mrs. Gardener. Mr. Nisbett, the manager, presided. The entertainment opened with a song, "Rocked in the cradle of the deep," by Mr. G. Roddy (superintendent), after which several other gentlemen contributed songs, amongst whom was Mr. Gardener. The Chairman, in a panegyric, said the opportunity of presenting Mr. Gardener was one of unalloyed pleasure to him. 'Twas strange for him to say so, he con- tinued, but he was pleased at his friend's departure because the position he had obtained under the Cambrian Colliery Combine was one more suitable to his qualifications. He knew Mr. Gardener well. He was a. man of great experience, and he (Mr. Nisbett) regretted that he had taken an inferior position under the Tramway Company, but it was the only position available at the time. However, he was much pleased with Mr. Gardener's success, and he hoped he would be as successful in the future. Mr. Gardener, responding, expressed his inability to thank them as he would like to for such a manifestation of their esteem. He was pleased to find during his short stay in the Rhondda Valley he had made so many kind friends, to whom he owed a debt of gratitude for the beau- tiful present they had given him. He would treasure it as long as he lived, for it would convey to him his association with the Rhondda Tramway Company, its officials and staff. He thought that Mr. Nisbett had been kind to give him a position under the company, and he felt very grateful to him for it (hear, hear). He had always found in Mr. Nisbett a man whom he could respect in every way. He had also found .every man very respectful to him. He also desired to thank them on behalf of Mrs. Gardener (hear, hear). Amongst others who testified to Mr. Gardener's ability and of the excellency of the work done by him, and under his supervision-, were Superintendent G. Roddy and Mr. R. G. Rees, who succeeds Mr. Gardener as chief of the overhead department, and who, we are pleased to f\J;Y, isi a WeLshman and a native of Trealaw; Mr. Gardener, rolling stock foremaii; Mr. T. R. Hopper; Mr. J. R. Thomas, under-manager; and Messrs. G. Roberts and G. Phillip's (on behalf of the Press). The accompanist was Mr. J. Griffiths. The concert terminated with the National Anthem.
I Eisteddfod Week at Aber. gavenny. Unprecedented Programme. Never before in the history of the Abergavenny Eisteddfodau has a more complete and startling programme been prepared than the one now nearing com- pletion for Easter Monday next. From the outset this year, the com- mittee were determined to produce a pro- gramme and conduct their proceedings in strict accordance with eisteddfodic ideals and traditions and the requirements of progress, with the result that the pre- liminary programme is the most complete and represents the highest standard of efficiency ever reached bv any provincial gathering. The proceedings of Easter Monday will commence with a Gorsedd ceremony in the morning in the historic grounds of Abergavenny Castle, from which a pro- cession will be formed to the eisteddfod hall, in which several Lord Mayors and Mayors will take part, with the Bards of the Cymreigyddion y Fenni and other notabilities. The programme will com- mence in the eisteddfod hall at 10 a.m., mence in the eisteddfod hall at 10 a.m., under the presidency of the Mayor of Abergavenny (Alderman W. Williams) in the morning, and that of Major-General Sir Ivor Herbert, C.B., C.M.G., M.P., of Llanarth, in the afternoon. There are nine choral competitions, orchestral and band contests, numerous vocal and instru- mental solos, including the triple harp, the chairing of the bard, in which several bards will take part, and several recita- tion, literature and art competitions. Over 60 entries have been received in the choral and band competitions, including the most famous organisations from all parts of England and Wales, from Liver- pool in the North to Portsmouth in the South, and there is no doubt that many of the competitions will be veritable I battles of the giantsi. Another important attraction, and one that has not taken place at any eisteddfod since the early meetings of the Cymreigyddion y Fenni^ is that a band of triple harpists has been arranged by Mrs. Gruffydd-Richards, of Llanover, to take part in the afternoon opening and during the chairing ceremony, and play Welsh airs on the national instrument of Wales in the true Welsh style. A splendid fete programme has been arranged at the Castle, together with dis- plays^ of fireworks during the afternoon and at night, when special Welsh designs will be introduced. The Inaugural Congress! of the Cymreig- yddion v Fenni will also be held on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of Easter-week, when many celebrated bards will deliver lectures on many important I national subjects, including The Original Development and Influence of Bardism," The Cymreigyddion y Fenni and Its Work," "The Evolution of Welsh Charac- teristics and Ideals," The Welsh Cele- brities of the Neighbourhood of Aber- gavenny," "Suggestions of Remedial Measures to Stem the Tide of Anglicism in Welsh Towns," The Influence of Industrial Conditions: on the Character of Welshmen during the last Century," and An Appeal for the Revival of the I Nationality of Wales, Its Language, Literature, Arts and Industries." There will also be pilgrimages to Carnhuanawc's tomb and Llanover Hall, a Welsh banquet, and on the Wednesday evening a Wel-sit concert by Madame Hughes-Thomas' Welsh Ladies' Choir, the band of triple harpists, Mrs. Gruffydd-Richards, and a Welsh Glee Party. These meetings will be of great importance and give a deep inspiration to the national life of Wales.
Funeral of Mr. J. G. Morgan, formerly Sub-Editor of the U Rhondda Leader." On Monday last, the 22nd inst., the funeral of Mr. John G. Morgan, whose death at the early age of 34 we chronicled in our last week's issue, took place at Saron Chapel, Treforest. The esteem in which he was held was evinced by the large number who attended to pay their last respects. The coffin, which was of polished oak, was covered by beautiful wreaths sent by members of the family and sympathising friends, including the Pontypridd Athletic Club, members of the Committee of the Pontypridd Permanent Money Society, the Pontypridd and Dis- trict Club, the Staff of the Rhondda Leader," Mr. and Mrs. James Macgregor, Mrs. Obatterton and daughters (Pencoed), Mr. Sam Lane, Mrs. farry, and Mrs. Roderick. A short service was held at the house, when the mournful procession wended its way to Saron, thence to the adjoining burial-ground, where the remains were lowered to their final resting place. The pastor, the Rev. J. Jones, delivered an affecting address in the chapel and also officiated at the house and graveside. Special hymns were printed and sung at the services. The mourners were —Mr. and Mrs. W. Griffiths (brother-in-law and sister,) and family; Mr. and Mrs. W. Thompson (brother-in-law and sister); Mr. David Morgan (uncle); Mrs. Morgan, Upper Boat; Masters and Misses Morgan (nieces and nephews); Mr. and Mrs. Moses Roderick; Mr. and Mrs. W. Parry. Amongst the general public present were: Councillor8 D. Evans, J.P., David Wil- liams, R. T. Richards and T. O. Brown Messrs. John Phillips, T. E. Lewis, Ivor Howell, and other members of the Athletic Club. The Rhondda Leader" was represented by Mr. W. D. Jones, managing director; the Committee of the Per- manent Society by Mr. David Jenkins, Hopkinetown; the Pontypridd and Dis- trict Club by Mr. Eli Joseph; the deacons of Saron Chapel by Messrs. Phillip Wil- liams, Thomas Morgan, D. M. Jenkins, Daniel Jones, W T. Griffiths, &c., &c. The undertaker was Mr. J. R. Jones, Rhydfelan.
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Temperance Meetings at Treorchy. A conference and temperance meetings were held at Tabernacle (E.W.) and Bethania (W.C.) Chapels on Thursday last under the auspices of the Wesleyan Methodists, Rhondda Circuit. The conference was held in the after- noon at Tabernacle Chapel, when the Rev. J. Alfred Sharp, London, Connex- ional Temperance Lecturer, gave an address. There was a fair attendance, under the presidency of the Rev. John R. Newall. At 6.30 p.m., a demonstration started from Tabernacle, fceaded by the Wesleyan and Town Brass Band, which proceeded to the Bank, Pentre, returning thence to Tabernacle, where a children's meeting was held, JVIr. H. Howells, Treorchy schools, presiding. Later a public meeting was held at Bethania Chapel (kindly lent) when ad- dresses were delivered by the Rev. J. A. Sharp, and Mr. T. Millward, solicitor, Pentre. Mr. Roderick Morgan (Guard- ian), Treorchy, who presided, made a rousing speech in favour of the Temper- ance movement. The usual vote of thanks was accorded all who took part. Collec- tions were made to defray expenses.
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