Porth. The results of the June Matriculation Examination of the University of Wales have just been published. It is our plea- sure to record the successes of three pupils at the Porth Higher Elementary School; two pupils passed the above examination in the First Class and the other in the Second Class. We congratu- late the three pupils, Ethel Davies (Ynys- hir), Goronwy Thomas # (Ynyshir), and Maude Morgan (Penygraig). upon achiev- ing brilliant success at an examination the high standard of which is admitted by all. The result also reflects great credit upon the headmaster, Mr. Grant, M.A., and upon his staff.
Grand Pier, Weston-super-Mare. The attractions advertised for this place of amusement over the August Bank- Holidays are of a very fine order. Herr Fericesen'e magnificent Viennese Band appears thrice daily in popular and up- to-date selections of music. There is also the very important engagement of Mr. Stuart Alexander's famous So-and-So's, comedy and operatic entertainers, direct from the London Coliseum; the Royal Court Entertainers appoar in their al- fresco entertainments; whilst open-air roller skating on the pier extension is in vogue throughout the day. We predict a very busy time for the Grand Pier next week.
Fell Down the Shaft. Rowland Jones, 18 years, employed at the Fernhill Colliery, Treherbert, met with a terrible death on Tuesday night. He was stepping into the cage from a landing in order to ascend to the sur- face, when he was struck on the head by the cage and fell a distance of 100 yards into the sump at the bottom of the shaft.
Beulah, Tyntyla. Nos Sul, Gorphenaf 18fed, wedi pregeth fer a phwrpasol yn llawn tan, gan y gwr Parchedig Grimths, Llantrisant, cawd cyfarfod brwd a dyddorol ar ymadawiad y Bonwr a'r Parch., y Fones a'r Fonesig, John, Rosina, a Dorothy Davies, i Maen- clochog, Swydd Penfro. Yr oeddent y teulu ffyddlonaf a chysonaf a feddai yr eglwys fach yn Beulah. Ychydig ams-er yn ol collom o'r blaen deulu o'r un nodwedd, sef eiddo y Bonwr Owen Phil- lips, ac yn ddiweddarach na hyny wron digymar yn y Bonwr Dan Evans, C.E., uwch oruchwyliwr y Glamorgan Company am lawer o flynyddoedd, gwr o ddawn arbenig i gyfeiriadau neillduol, llednais ei ysliryd, a diymhongar yn yr oil a wnelai. Eto, dyma golled arall i'n rhan yn hynod o anisgwyliadwy; colli dyn o ddeheurwydd neillduol mewn cylch eglwysig, yn gallu pregethu yn y ddwy iaith mor rwydd a'i gilydd, a hyny gyda graen arbenig ar brydiau, er na chawsom ni yr anrhydedd o'i glywed ond unwaith. Yr oedd yn athraw medrus a llwyddianus yn yr YsgoI Sul, ac am ei briod hawddgar, Rosina Davies, yr oedd yn meddui ar ddigon o allu i adnabod ei lie bob amser, ac yn gallu ymddwyn yn foneddigaidd a Christ- ionogol, yn deilwng o wraig dda i wein- idog ffyddlon a medrus i lesu Grist; ac am y fonesig Dorothy Davies, pa un a anrhegwyd gan yr eglwys gyda Gwyddor Feibl hardd (Alphabetical Bible), yn nghyd a. Llawlyfr Moliant i'w gwasanaeth gyda'r offeryn, ac hefyd swm sylweddol o arian am ei gwasanaeth ffyddlon a medrus gyda'r offeryn, casglwyd at y cyfryw gan y brodyr David John Griffiths a John R. Pugh, a chyflwynwyd yr anrhegion ar ran yr eglwys gan y brawd Stephen Ivens, y diacon hynaf. Siaradwyd yn gymer- adwyol gan yr ysgrifenydd, David John Griffiths, a'r diaconiaid David Phillips, Lewis Lewis, Thomas Jones, a Stephen Ivens. yna datganodd y Parch. John Davies ei ddiolchgarwch llwjra'f ar ran y teulu am eu teimladau da tuag atynt, yn neillduol felly tuag at y fonesig Dorothy Davies, yn gymaint ag nad oedd hi yn bresenol 1 wneyd hyny ei hunan. Dymunwn bob lhvydd i'r teulu yn mhob modd yn eu cartref newydd. Hefyd cyflwynwyd llyfr gwerthfawr ar Oginiaeth (Cookery) ar ran ei chyfeilles, y fonesig Annie Mary Brimb1, gan ei thad, y bonwr D. Brimble, diacon ffyddlon yn nen I Eglwys eNbp, a niaehvr cyfrifol yn y gymydogaeth. y
Pontypridd Bankruptcy Court. Collier-Baker's Affairs. Thomas Rees, grocer and baker, Marian Street, Clydach Vale, who was originally a collier, and then a milk-vendor, had liabilities amounting to £418 8s. 9d., and a deficiency of £ 377 2s. 6d. Debtor assigned insolvency to bad debts and losing money on the bakery business. The Official Receiver intimated that he could not find a single invoice for goods received on the debtor's file, neither had he (tlw debtor) kept a ledger with his creditors. During the last twelve months debtor had lost money on his bakery business. The Official Receiver How on earth have you so many book debts? You return them at £ 55i 3s. 2d., and no fewer than 97 applications sent out to debtors to your estate have been returned marked un- known." Debtor: I thought they would pay. Subject to the amendment of cer- tain accounts, the examination was closed. In the case of David Walters, china dealer, Horeb Street, Treorchy, for whom Mr. O. Davies (Messrs. Roberts, Rosser and Davies) appeared, the deficiency was £119 9s. 7d., and the causes of failure said to be due to bad trade, keen com- petition, and illness. Examination closed. Evan Cule, grocer and draper. Bute Street, Treherbert, who had a deficiency of £ 500. underwent his second adjourned examination. Amended accounts had been filed as requested, and the examina- tion was closed.
Treherbert. We regret to learn of the imminent departure of our old friend. Mr. J. H. Stephens, from the Opera House, Tre- herbert, of which place of amusement he was the much respected manager. Mr. Stephens is a business man to his finger- tips, and consequently his many sterling qualities endeared him to all who came in contact with him. Wherever Mr. Stephens' sphere of activity may next be, we wish him God-speed and the best of good luck.
The National Pageant. A Brilliant Spectacle. Myriads of Characters. And a National Show. Du ting the past week, two events of significant importance to the Rhondda I I child were the Royal visit and the National Pageant of Wales, the former being of great local interest, and the latter of high national importance. Both events have excited attention, because of the large share in which the public have had a participation. The Royal visit served to recall the happy and near relationship which exists between the Welsh people and the Throne; and the Pageant serves to teach us our high and noble antiquity and the factors and char- acters which were instrumental in build- ing up the United Kingdom and our vast Empire. It is a common remark that Welshmen have contributed but little to the growth of the British Empire, and that their share in the legislation and administration of our kingdom deserves but a modicum of attention. This is the result of unalloyed ignorance of the great movements of our national history. No one but a nincompoop would contend that the Cymric factor was a minor factor, and that their efforts are to be delegated to the lumber rooms of museums and national libraries. The contributions of Cymric kings and knights, lawyers and statesmen, bards and saints, have added materially to the English State in the upbuilding of English national law the maintenance of the State, and Colonial expansion. A visit to the Pageant will serve to remove many misconceptions as to Welsh history. It will show the links with the great historic past; you will see the representatives of many of the past lives of Welsh nobility; you will also see the share taken by our ancestors in forming the pillar of English liberty—the Magna Charta. Are you supercilious as to the parts played by Hywel Dda, Gruifydd Llewelyn, Ivor Bach, Owen Glyndwr, and the Tudors? If so, well, go to the Pageant and have your pride lowered. The Pageant has many possibilities. It ought to educate us with regard to the past, and enlighten us what are our share as citizens of a noble Empire. Being mainly spectacular, it appeals to one of the chief elements in the educa- tion of the young. It is now freely acknowledged that the eye in the train- ing of the young mind should be of a far higher importance than hitherto. Folks complain and ask, What is a Pagea nt?" and yet the Welsh people have an annual pageant at the Eistedd- fod. And no one dares to bann it to oblivion, for it has an ancient hold on the Welsh mind and soul. The cere- monies of the Gorsedd tell us of the days of yore, of national efforts and literary attainments. So that the Pageant is not a new thing to us-only the word is new. What is to be seen at the Pageant? A long array of characters depicting the national characters from the earliest times to the Act of Union of 1536, when Wales became an integral part of the United Kingdom. When you get there you will see what they looked like in doing their deeds of renown. There are emperors in purple and gold; kings in their flashing crowns; great captains in crested helmets; knights in rusty coats of mail; Normans in glistening armour; ruffians in rough garb; saints in white flowing robes; monks in grey; fairies in white; Ivor Bach in an iron-grey suit; and Henry VIII. in velvet jerkin. And so the line stretches out: earls and dukes; prince and lord; knights and men-at-arms; billmen and bowmen; spearmen and slingers; Picts and Scots, Norman and Roman, Cymro and Sais; women and children, maids and youths-in- training (gweision bach); friar and -iDer harper and crowther jester and falconer -they will be all there. We have reviewed roughly the char- acters in the Pageant-, there is yet an- other remarkable feature—the dresses. To describe these is beyond the scope of an article like this, and one must see them in order to appreciate the gradual change in the modes and the glow of colour. Each period has its own peculiar dress, and the faithfulness with which these are depicted is a high tribute to the work of the historian of the Pageant. In order that visitors to the Pageant may have a true conception of the various episodes and scenes, we submit a short summary of the events. There is no en- deavour to give in detail the importance of each episode or scene. THE OPENING SCENE. In the far distance the spectator sees two heralds in glorious array advance through the castle gate. They sound a fanfare, and the Pageant is opened. Following them comes the Band of the Royal Marines, and close unon these are the members of the chorus dressed in old- fashioned Welsh costumes with tall hats. Dame Wales now appears, accompanied by two page-boys and a standard bearer. Close behind are the thirteen dames, each representing one of the thirteen counties of Wales. Each county is attended by a party of fairies. When Dame Wales has called upon each countv to recall their heroes from the distant past. and thus in order bring them on the scene," she commands Monmouth to go and find Caradoc to grace our opening Episode. EPISODE I.—CARADOC, CIRCA A.D. 50 INTERLUDE I. Scene 1—Foundation of Cardiff by the Romans (A.D. 60). Scene 2—Proclamation of Maximus the Great (A.D. 380). Scene 3-Vortigern and Cunedda (A.D. 449). Scene 4-First Cymric Settlement in Wales (c. A.D. 475). Caradoc is the hero of the struggle against the Romans. The Episode shows Caradoc appealing for help to Rhys, the king of the Silures, of Bronmouth and Glamorgan, The scout sent by Caradoc to deliver the message that the Romans are come, is an excellent portrait, and plays his part well. Caradoc and Rhys meet, and in the council of war which follows, war is declared by the Arch- druidj who hands the sword to the Avenger, Caradoc. Caradoc marches away, followed by a mass of soldiers and wOlln and children, who draw short knives to signify their approval. Scene 1 shows the marking out of a Roman camp on the banks of the Taff. Here we see the Roman advance guard, and the beginning of Roman dominion in Wales. Scene 2 depicts Maximus the Great being sent to drive away the Picts and Scots of the North, but instead of per- forming this he enlisted their aid, and /proclaimed himself Emperor of Rome. He is accompanied by his six sons— Constantine, Victor, Antonius. Nyfed, Marcel linns, and Tacitus, Behind the sons of Maximus (Maxen) are small parties of Romans, Scots, Saxons, Picts and Scots, who welcome him as the Great Emperor. Scene 3. A t>rocession representing the principal characters of the day of Cunedda and Vortigern, Scene 4. Eineon Erth and Osmael Gwron, sons of Cunedda, establish them- selves in North Wales—Eineon at Dinerth and Osmael in Mon. EPISODE II.—KING ARTHUR, CIRCA A.D. 510. INTERLUDE II. Scene 1—Second Cymric Settlement (c. A.D. 5.50). Scene 2-Third Cvmrid Settlement (c. A.D. 575). Scene 3—A Catholic Procession St. Leuver (A.D. 675) and St. Elvad (A.D. 778). Scene 4—Rhodri Mawr and his Seven Sons (A.D. 875). In the Episode is shown one of the greatest figures of romance—King Arthur, as pictured by Malory, The main point of this Episode is the election of Arthur, which is preceded by the funeral pro- cession of Kin- Cynfor. This is a sight of much tragic beauty. The procession is headed by four princes, each wearing a golden collar, and carrying the bier on which the dead body of the king is lying. A party of ladies of high degree accom- pany it, singing the funeral wail. Then come Merlin, the Archdruid, bards, etc. princes and their followers; and the youths-in-training. They proceed to the stage, and there the piercing of Urien Ddu is tragically slain by Arthur, who is henceforth declared king. Scene 1. Ceredig of Ceredigion settles near Aberystwyth. He is accompanied by the chief characters of his day-Gildas, St. Teilo, St. Kentigern and St. Beuno, Meirion and Dunod. This settlement is important, because it is supposed to mark the beginning of the Cymric Church. Scene 2. This scene shows the arrival of the third host of Cymry to Wales, with its bands of Picts and Scots. This was the age of the saints, and here are depicted the great saints of the times- St. Dewi. St. Cadoc (and his seven sisters), and St. Dyfrig. This scene repre- sents Dyfrig and Cadoc and Dewi convert- ing the men of the South to Christianity. Scene 3. This marks a crisis in the history of the Cymric Church. The old Cymric Church is persuaded to join the Roman Church, which is complete by the year 778. The main scene is a Cmholic procession of the period 675-778. Scene 4. Rhodri Mawr and his seven sons are seen riding across the ground in the form of a cavalcade. EPISODE III.—HYWEL DDA, CIRCA 943. INTERLUDE III. Scene 1-Gruffydd ap Llywelyn (c. 1050). Scene 2-The Coming of the Normans (c. 1092). Scene 3-Nest, daughter of Rhys ap Tudor. Scene 4—Robert Consul and the Three Great Scholars. Scene 5-Gweiilllail and the Avengers. The main feature of this Episode is to show how Hywel met the lawlessness of the times. It opens with the peaceful life of a rural village which is disturbed by bands of ruffians. The King arrives on the scene, and the band is surrounded and captured. Blegywryd is seen unrolling the scroll of Laws formed at Ty Gwyn ar Daf (Whitland). The people are given a new charter, and the ruffians are led away as captives. Scene 1. Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, of North Wales, puts a chief of his own tribe to govern one of the districts whose people he had displaced. He is seen accompanied by Edith of the Swan-neck. Scene 2 is the coming of the Normans to Glamorgan. On the death of Gruffydd, Iestyn ap Gwrgant asserts his right over the Bro of Morgannwg. Iestyn, who had a quarrel with Rhys ap Tudor, promises his daughter Nest to Eineon if he aided him in driving out the Normans. Iestyn, through Eineon, succeeded in obtaining the help of Robert Fitzhamon. Iestyn defeated Rhys, but refused to give Nest to Eineon, whereupon that disaffected chief rode after the Normans and thus secured the downfall of Iestyn, together with the capture of Glamorgan. Scene 3. No special incident but a procession including Nest, Henry I. of England, Owen ap Cadwgan, Gerald of Windsor, and Stephen y Cardigan. The story of Nest during the national awaken- ing of 1094 forms one of the most interest- ing romances in Welsh history. Scene 4 shows the patronage of Robert Consul to the famous Welsh scholars: Geoffrey of Monmouth, Walter Map, and Gildas. Scene 5. Gwenllian and her two sons are seen leading the Welsh against the Normans. The story of how she and her sons were killed is well known. This scene shows her husband crossing the ground in pursuit of the Normans. EPISODE IV.—IVOR BACH, CIRCA 1158. INTERLUDE IV. Scene l-Llywelyn the Great (A.D. 1215). Scene 2-Llywelyn Olaf and the Eighteen of Pont Orewyn A,D. Dec., 1282). Scene 3-Dafydd ap Gwilym (A.D. 1330). Scene 4—Proclamation of Owen Glyndwr as Prince of Wales (20 Sept., 1400). This is the Episode of the Ivor Bach incident, the most-talked-of event of the Pageant' No Norman in < Glamorgan ever did a deed to match with that of Ivor Bach against them. They had filled their part of Glamorgan with castles, strong and high, to save them from the fury of the clans about them." The Normans of the Bro levied heavy taxes on the hillsmen. The clansmen were willing to pay whatever dues were right, were not willing to be taxed indis- criminately. So Ivor led the clansmen one night and captured Earl William and his family in the Castle of Cardiff, and carried him away to the uplands. The Earl was forced to sign the Treaty of Senghenydd, which protected the Welsh- men from any exactions by the Normans. This Episode is one of the stirring events of the Pageant. Scene 1. This is a meeting at Beaupre Castle, in Glamorgan, where Llywelyn hands the Lords-Marcher of Wales a copy of the Charter they had agreed upon. This scene is brilliant with colour, dresses, armour, &c. Scene 2 depicts the struggle of Llywelyn the Last against the English at Pont Irfon, near Builth. Scene 3. Dafydd ap Gwilym, the chief poet of the fourteenth century, is shown with a bevy of the girls he immortalised in his poems. The graceful dances and the beautiful poses elicit much applause. Scene 4 is the proclamation of Owen Glyndwr as Prince of Wales at Caer Drewyn in 1400. This role is acted by Lord Tredegar. A most brilliant scene! EPISODE V.—HENRY V. IN THE FIELD OF AGINCOURT. INTERLUDE V. Scene 1—Owen Tudor and Queen Cath- erine. Scene 2-Harry Tudor crowned after Bosworth Field (1485). Scene 3—Henry VIII. and the Act of Union of Wales (1536). I The last Episode is founded on Shakes- peare's "Henry VIII. acts 4 and 5, and shows Henry on the Field of Agin- court. He is aided by the Dukes of Gloucester and Exeter and the Earl of Warwick; and the hundreds of Welsh knighte who di-O such splendid service on that day. This Episode contains more performers than any of the preceding ones—Welsh knights? soldiers, French soldiers, heralds, fugitives peasant, &c. Henry acknowledges that he is a Welsh- man, and Fluellen tells his Majesty that All the water in the Wye cannot wash your Majesty's plood out of your pody." Here we see the bully Pistol being made to eat the leek. Scene 1 shows how Owen Tudor became the husband of Queen Catherine. Scene 2. This displays how Lord Stanley crowned Harry Tudor on the Field of Bosworth. Scene 3. Henry VIII. proclaiming the Act of Union of Wales at Ludlow. The King—a splendid setting—is accompanied by his Queen, Jane Seymour. The peti- tion to be governed according to English law is presented by Sir John Price, of Brecon. THE CLOSING SCENE. A true conception of the magnitude of the Pageant and the immense number of performers can only be gleaned from the final scene..The whole of the performers proceed past the grand stand, and form a large horseshoe, facing inwards. Then enter Dame Wales and the Counties, fol- lowed by their attendant fairies, dancing. At a given signal the fairies form a map of Wales by joining hands. The fairies dance. Then all performers and audience unite in singing .LAen Wlad fy Nhadau." The Pageant is at an end-the audience disperse, satisfied that they have wit- nessed one of the grandest Pageants ever set on the green. I
Raspberry and Currant Jelly. A NOVEL DINNER SWEET. This jelly is made sinv-dv with the fresh fruit and Corn Flour, and retains the delicious fresh taste of the fruit. It is so much nicer and so much more whole- some than artificially prepared jellies that it is well worth while taking a little trouble to make it. The recipe, however, is really very simple—here it is — ilb. Raspberries nearly ripe. i-lb. Red Currants do. i to Mb. Sugar, according to the ripe- ness of the fruit. 2i oz. (4i tablespoonfuls filled level) Brown & Poison's Patent Corn Flour. Boil the fruit with the sugar and suffi- cient water to cover the fruit till quite soft, then strain to remove skins and pips. Make up the juice to 1-k pints with water, if necessary. Mix the Corn Flour to a smooth cream with a little of the juice. Bring the rest of the juice to the boil. Remove the saucepan from the fire. Pour the mixed Corn Flour slowly into it, stirring vigor- ously. Bring to the boil again and boil well for three minutes. Pour into a mould and cool. When cold, turn out and serve with switched cream. The juice of half a lemon may be added to help the flavour. And one word more, just look at your packet of Corn Flour and see if it really is Brown & Poison's Patent." So often when you think you have the best, some- thing else has been sent you. And it makes such a difference in table jellies like this when Brown & Poison's 'Patent" is used.
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Presentation at Tylorrstown. On Thursday last, Mr. J. T. Jones (Rhonddafab) was presented with an illu- minated address and a purse of gold, to the value of E20, as a token of the high esteem in which he is held by the mem- bers and friends of Ebenezer (W.C.) Chapel, Tylorstown. The Rev. Rowland Hughes, B.D., occupied the chair. Dr. T. H. Morris expressed great plea- sure at being present, and dealt with the different spheres and circles in which Mr. Jones had moved. He had known Mr. Jones for twenty years, and referred to his valuable services in connection with the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Society. Ebenezer singing. was a standing tribute to his credit, and he (the doctor) urged the young men present to follow the good example of Mr. Jones (cheers). Councillor D. Smith then presented Mr. and Mrs. Jones with the address and purse of gold. The occasion, said the speaker, gave him considerable pleasure. He asked the recipient not to consider this token as an estimate of his valuable work, but as a small recognition of his services. All workers, in whatever sphere or calling, liked encouragement, and he hoped that the occasion would be of some little encouragement to their time- honoured friend to continue his good work for many years. Speeches were also delivered by Messrs. Evan Jones, W. Hopkin, Luther Black- well, and J. T. Jones (organist). Mr. Jones, in responding, thanked them for their valuable acknowledgment of what little good he had succeeded in doing. He would continue to render ser- vice to the Master as long as the power was given him (loud cheers). A choice musical programme was gone through, and at the close a number of local bards celebrated the occasion in topical verses.
Death of Mr. Thomes Owen Jones, F.R.H.S., Oymmer. With deep regret we record the death of Mr. Thomas Owen Jones, F.R.H.S., which took place very suddenly on Sunday last through heart failure, at his resi- dence, 184, High Street, Cymmer. Mr. Jones, who was only 28 years of age, was the son of the late Mr. John Jones, baker, Cymmer (who was only buried last March), and a brother to Mr. Richard Jones, who is at present in the Education Department under Mr. T. W. Berry (Director of Education). Deceased was a teacher at the Tynewydd Schools, Porth, and was held in much esteem by all who knew him. He was also an active member of the Cymmer Congregational J Church, where he will be greatly missed. His sudden demise will undoubtedly come as a great shock to his numerous friends. The interment took nlace on Thursday at Efail Isaf, near Church Village the officiating minister being the Rev. J. T. Davies, Cymmer. We extend our sin- cerest sympathy with the bereaved family.
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Disputes at Mardy and Clydach Vale. Cymmer Miners' Working Hours. A dispute has arisen at the Mardy Colliery (Messrs. Lockett's Merthyr Co.), Mardy, over the question of work- ing the Abergorkie seam in the No. 1 pit. The coal from this seam is wound by means of a landing in the pit, and the management seek to have a separate shift for this particular seam to commence at 2 o'clock in the afternoon and finish at 10, the purpose being to give more time for the winding of coal from the bottom of the shaft for the day shift. This the management contend would ensure a better clearance of trams for the col- liers. The workmen, however, have unanimously refused to work this shift, submitting that clearance can be se- cured by certain improvements in the pit without resorting to a separate shift. They also hold that the hours are most inconvenient and rob them of all their social interests. The matter has been referred to the Conciliation Board, and a sub-sommittee has been appointed to deal with it and any similar case which may arise. About 120 men are affected. A disagreement has also arisen at the same colliery over the hours' question for Saturday and Sunday. The management request the night shift to work eight hours, commencing on Saturday after- noon, and eight hours on Sunday night, contending that they can claim the work- men to work the full eisrht hours ovorv shift. The workmen refuse to comply with the desire, and say that they have a right to work the customary short hours on the Saturday afternoon shift and Sunday night shift, namely, seven and six respectively. The management have placed the hours at nine to five on Sunday night, and the men claim to go in at 11 and finish at five. At a meet- ing of the workmen on Saturday, it was decided to stand by their previous atti- tude, and to refuse to work the turns offered by the management. This mat- ter has also been referred to the Concili- ation Board for consideration at their meeting on August 6th.
Haulier Trouble at Clydach Vale. Since the Eight Hours' Act has come into operation, the hauliers employed at the Cambrian Colliery, Clydach Vale, Rhondda, owned by the Cambrian Trust, have refused to carry out some of the conditions of the employment which were in existence under the old terms in October last year. The hauliers' terms of employment were the subject of an arbitration, as a result of which the hauliers were paid a consolidated rate of 4s. 6d. a day plus percentages. This rate included payment to the hauliers for coming in early—that is. they were supposed to leave the stables with their horses half an hour prior to the work- men descending the mines. In the new agreement, arrived at on the 30th June, it was provided that the old conditions of employment should continue, and that where the hauliers performed any extra work, namely, coming in early, the old terms should still apply, providing that facilities were granted them for leaving the mine with the first bond of men. The hauliers at the Cambrian have refused to carry out these arrangements, and have gone against the advice of their leaders. The company are now suing for damages consequent upon the hauliers refusing to turn out early. Summonses have been issued against 50 of them. damages being laid at j65 per haulier. We understand that Mr. D. Watts Morgan and others have attended to the meetings of the hauliers, but they have failed in their endeavours to induce them to pursue a different course of action.
Miners' Working Hours. Mass Meeting at Porth. A mass meeting of miners was held at Porth on Saturday evening, dealing more especially with the working hours of the traffic men under the new Act. Mr. D. Watts Morgan (miners' agent) reported that at the Conciliation Board meeting at Cardiff on Thursday the ques- tion of the bonus turn to the traffic men on the night shift from 2 to 10 was con- sidered. After a long discussion the owners' side had decided not to pay any bonus turn to the hauliers working on that shift or to their day wage men, who when they were on the night shift were being paid such turn. The owners claimed that thev should work the six turns in full the same as the day wage men working on the morning shift. In reply the workmen's side intimated that they would advise all workmen not to work the shift from 2 to 10 unless the management agreed to pay the bonus turn, and a resolution was agreed upon that in all cases of a similar kind where the bonus turn was not guaranteed by the management that the traffic men should refuse to work. In the course of his report Mr. Morgan dealt with the bonus turn or extra turn paid to traffic men of all grades under the old system before the adoption of the new arrange- ment of hours, and stated that the owners' side had agreed, as under Clause 3 of the new agreement, that all bonus or extra turns heretofore paid shall be continued," and a committee was ap- pointed of seven from each side to deal with any matters of dispute as defined under the provisions of that clause, and it was clearly laid down that in all cases where the bonus or extra turns had been paid in the past this should be continued in the meantime until each dispute had been investigated and a settlement by the sub-committee had been arrived at. A vote of thanks to Mr. Morgan termi- nated the meeting.
St. Andrew's Choir Ftanio The annual choir picnic in connection with St. Andrew's Church, Llwynypia, took place at Minehead on Thursday, the 22nd inst. The weather was most un- promising. and onIr about fifty ventured to make the journey. After a most enjoy- able trip across the Channel, Minehead was reached about 11 a.m. After dinner, some went to Dunster, some to Porlock and Porlock Weir. whilst others made a special point of visiting all the churches. Tea was served at 6 p.m., and a start for home was made at 7.45. The day had been one of glorious sunshine and every- body enjoyed the outinrr immensely. Mr. Edwin Thomas is to be complimented for the splendid arrangements he had made.
Mumbles Pier and Pavilion. Hurrah I for the Mumbles." That will be the cry of many hundreds of Rhondda people next week, for the Mumbles, with its magnificent bracing atmosphere, its splendid pier and pavilion, ranks as a first-class holiday resort. On the Pier, in the bandstand, appear many famous bands; in the Pavilion appear many clever companies of entertainers; whilst the ever-popular roller skating takes place daily from 11 a.m. till 11 p.m. Refresh- ments, luncheons, teas, &o., may be had 'at moderate prices,
MUMBLES PIER AND PAVILION Sunday and Monday (Bank Holiday), August 1st & 2nd— THE MOUNTAIN ASH BRASS BAND, Tuesday, August 3rd— THE POSTAL & TELEGRAPH BANO j Will play each day from 3.45 till 5.45, and 6.45 till 8.45 p ni. Week, at 3°^) and durinB*he THE POPULAR DANDIES (By kind permission of Oswald Stoll, Esq.) OPEN AIR ROLLER SKATING DAILY from II am. to 11 pin A Band Plays every Thursday and Saturday from G p .1:. till 10 p. 111. REFRESHMENTS, Luncheons, Teas, &c at PIER HOTEL.-D. JAMES, General Manager. 495 TAFF VALE RAILW \Y. August Bank Holidays. 14-DAY TICKETS to ———— ——————————————————— Special Events. uin^Jf/FerrySie, EXCUPlSOn Carmarthen, XV tl 1 lO v/11 PAGEAVT ancl Pembroke Dock, o £ Haverfordwest, f|l ] I, i. c„ cpnl're f Tenby, Llandycsil, 1 ICK6L& T? + S "T Lampeter, Pontypridd, Aberystwyth, and Merthyr, North Wales Coast. will be i'sued to the principal Carmarthen, Cowbridge, 8, or 15-DAY m mA — Tonypandy. Nort^WilM, H OLI O V TUESDAY Liverpool, PAGEANT and Tsle of Man jy—^ n /—\ CRICKET MATCH SSS8" RESORTS Wolverhampton, p] (T SPORT& at—- fc^c an(' Places of Iuteiest. Pontypridd, Merthyr. WEEK END Pamphlets and full information as to dates, times, and fares may be obtained WEDNESDAY 7" at the Stations. PAGEANT and Porthcawl, CRICKET MATCH Glyn Neath, Cheap Return Iu-kets, including CARDIFF Hirwain, admission to the Pageant, will be issued QARNIVAL at Talybont, from Stations on this Railway by any Lhmtwit, Vardre Talyllyn, train arriving at CardiIV after 1 noon Day Excursions are Brecon, on each day. Cheap Railway'tickets ruil to aW ]aces Abergavenny, will also be issued to holders of Reserved (m mpv,tinnprl Builth Wells,' Seat Tickets on snr.ender of a p.rW ™ to Cardiff Pen- Llandrindod, ated portion of their Pageant Ticket. gu]iy and Abei- Llangammarch, and (MinilllullI Ud.). thaw on Mondav and Aberystwyth. — ———————————————————————— Tuesday. Extra Trains will be run upon all Sections during the Hot days HALF-HOUR SERVICE of Trains between CARDIFF and PENARTH on Monday afterno«n. Cardiff, July, 1939. A. BEASL EY, General Manager.
Grand Pier and Pavilion, WESTON-SUPER-MARE. -+- Now in the Zenith of Success. The Popular Plnee of A IlInSPInent, POWERFUL ATTRACTIONS for tlie AUGUST BANK HOLIDAYS Monday, August 2nd, and thrice daily during the week, at 11 -HO a m., 3 and S p m. Fericesctvs Magni (ioen t VIENNESE BAND In popular Up-to-date Programmes. Important Engagement of Stuart Alexander's Famous SO and SO'S Comedy and Operatic Entertainers direct from London, Coliseum. Miss MAUD DAVIS, Soprano. Mr. GEO. SHARRAT,Humorist at the Piano Miss ANNUO LANU, Specialist Hanseuse from the Continental Variety Theatres Mr HARRY QUININTGBOROUGH (The well known "Crookie Scrnbbs" from Sergfc. Bruce Co ). ALMA, The English Marie Dressier. Miss MAUD PHILLIPS, Contialto. STUART ALEXANDER, Piimo Tenore from the Savoy Theatre, London. Two per- formances daily at 3.30 and 8 45 The PAVILION BIOSCOPE, presenting a magnificent series of up-to-date pictures Open-Air Rolist- Skating on the Pier Extension. Three sessions daily at 10, 2 & 7. "Alfresco" Entertainments by the Royal Court Entertainers at 11.30, 3.30, 6.15 and 8.30 HICKS VOYAGES to all parts of the World every 15 minutes daily. Admission to the Pier 2d., Pier and Pavilion, 6d., 1/ 1/6. A Week of Carnival, commencing Tuesday, August 10th. Colossal A ttrnction. Grand Confetti Carnival, Battle of Elowers, Fan and Waver Nights, Fancy Dress Roller Skating Carnival. Make note of the date and watch for fntnr 4956 announcements.