HAMPTON & CO., Heating Specialists Schemes Prepared and Advice Given for Warming Churches, Chapels. Offices, Showrooms and Public Buildings OXFORD LANE (City Road), CARDIFF. TEL. P.O. 656. WANTED. RESPECTABLE woman and daughter would be glad of any domestic or other employment, together or singly. Address- Mrs. W., 141, Primrose-street, Tonypandy. 4943 ODGINGS. Young Man (Carpenter) JLj wants comfortable lodgings in or near Penygraig (with bath preferred).—Write X.Y.Z. Leader Office, Tonypandy. B1000 TO LET. VILLA to let in Ely Street, Tonypandy, bath, h. & c. w.c.—Apply Jones, Paris House, Tonypandy. B997 rp\VO Furnished rooms to let, suitable for I two young meu. Apply, 65, Kenry Street, Tonypandy. 995150 fTlON, Pentre.—To let furnished sitting and I bedroom bathroom central position. Box 96, Leader Office, Tonypandy. 996/04/10 FOR SALE. OR SALK—One Share in Perfect Thrift Building Society, fully paid up to date (August 16th). Apply—E. E., "Leader'' Office, Tonypandy. c59/09 BARE OPPORTUNITY.—African Gray Parrots from 30/- Amazon acclimatised, 35/ Cockatoos, 25/-to 35/ King Parrot, 30/ Gray and Pink Parrots. 15/- Green Parakeets, '/6 Amazon Parrot, talking, 5 guineas; African Gray, 2! years old, talking, 5 guineas; Love birds 7/6 pair Rice birds, white, 10 6; pair gray ditto, 5/6 grand lot of Linnet, well on saed, 1/- each selected birds for muling, 1/6 each young Hartz Canaries, 2/6 each; Yorkshire and Norwich cocks, singiDg, from 6/6, from champion strain. By far the largest stock of bird* in South WaleS. J. H. Ormond, Taxidermist, 25, Wyndham Arcade, Cardiff. 4703 OR SALE.- House and Bakehouse, with Decker Ovens, in the most favourable position in Mid-Rhondda; public baking alone more than clear expenses, and a sound trade is done in the house, where a sfyop is kept.-For particulars, apply No. 20, Leader Office, Tonypandy. FOR SALE.—No. 128, Cemetery Road' Trealaw corner house in good position for any kind of business. Apply, G. D. Griffiths, Twyn-y-Morgrug, Glynneath. c57/10 FOR SALE—Semi-detached Villa, Aber- Rhondda Road, Porth, containing seven rooms and usual offices, very pleasantly situ- ated, convenient both sections electric cars. Possession in September. Price moderate Jenkins, Bryngolwg, Porth. C56/08 FOR Sale.—5 good houses in Llwynypia; splendid position, and immediate possession. Apply, Box 27, Rhondda reader Office, Tonypandy. 4927 O Ice Cream Makers. Freezing salt for sale.—Address, T. David, Marshfield House, Penygraig. B9S5/12 11 ,.I OR SALE.—Bargain, lady's magnificent cycle, highest grade Coventry machine, as new, not soiled clincher tyres, plated rims. genuine Crabbe roller brakes back and front, perry's ball free wheel, highest finish and beautiful model; all accessories; no use to owner. Sacrifice, 24 10s, Od, worth double, approval before cash sent. K. Stuckey, Oak Villa, Clarendon Road, Weston-super-mare. B967109 ARTIFICIAL Legs, Arms, Surgical Appli- ances.—Visit South Wales periodically. List free.—J. Gillingham and Son, Chard, Som. C231138 MUSICAL. J. H. TUDSALL, A. Mus. L.C.M., Certified Music Teacher. Tuition given in HARMONY or COUNTERPOINT (correspondence, if desired), Pianoforte, American Organ or Harmonium. Elementary Lessons on the Violin or Clarionet). Transposing done-Solfa to O.N., or vice versa, for any Instrument, at 6d. per page. For terms apply—10, Amelia Terrace, Llwynypia. 4961 HIL JONES late pupil of Signor Moretty, R.A.M. (London), is open to receive engagements for Oratorios, Miscellaneous Concerts, etc. Moderate fee. Dr. Randegger says He possesses a decidedly beautiful tenor voice most pleasing to listen to." Copies of testimonials on application. Address, Phil Jones, Tonyrefail. 400 CHURCH AND GHAPEL ORGANS BUILT ON THE LATEST SYSTEMS, Tracker, Pneumatic, and Electro-Pneumatic, with per- !ect repetition, answering all requirements of the most fastidious players. Detached Keyboards a Speciality. TUNING, REPAIRS, RENOVATIONS, etc, etc. Wm. H. HARMSTON, Organ Builder, Nat. Tel. 91. PONTYPRIDD. 4815 EDUCATIONAL. PORTH COLLEGIATE SCHOOL. TERM BEGINS SEPTEMBER 7th, 1909. For terms, etc., apply, The PRINCIPAL. 4973 Collegiate School, Pontypridd TUTORS: JENKYN JONES, B.A. (Lond,). W. C. MORTON, B.A. (Wales). Preparation for Matriculation and other Examinations. 4946 INSPECTOR OF MINES. PRIVATE LESSONS BY POST. MINE Managers* Exams. Scholarships and Associate- ship in Mining, etc. Candidates prepared. Miner- alogy, Geology, Coal and Metal Mining, Placer and Hydraulic Mining, ore dressing, milling, mining, mining Mathematics. Electricity and Surveying. Certificates awarded. Write for Syllabus.—The Cambrian Mining School, Glanffrwd. Porth, Gl,,tm. INVENTIONS. UGO Lester, Patent Expert, Inventors Supply Depot, 82, Queen Street, Cardiff, does all business in patents for inventors in South Wales. Call or write. C19/11 MISCELLANEOUS N' URSE WILLIAMS' OVALOIDS for Ladies. Price 2/9 3/9 & 10/9 per Box post free, Send stamp for descriptive leaflet.-New Life Remedy Co., 123, Bute St., Treherbert. Telegrams—" Mackerel, Swansea." Corporation Telephone—350 P. MOLYNEUX, Ltd., Steam Trawler Owners & Smack Managers, and Fish Merchants, 120, HIGH STREET, SWANSEA. Special attention paid to customers for Headless Fish for Frying Write for Quotations 347p Grey Hair permanently and speedily restored to its original colour by using Harrison's Hair Colour ftestorer. It is not a dye, but by natural means acts as a restorative. Contains nothing injurious, and is beneficial to the growth and beauty of the Hair. In bottles, price 1/6 (postage 3d..extra). Manufacturer:— G. W. HARRISON, Hair Specialist, Reading. Sold by Chemists. Agents-for Tonypandy: Emrys Richards. The Dunraven Pharmacy. Pentre: David George, Chemist. B975/41 £ A PAGE Book about Herbs and how to \34: use them, post free; send for one. Trimnell, The Herbalist, 144, Richmond Road, Cardiff. Established 1879. Please note the address. B973/09 O Prevent Fraud see that you get Estab- lished 1879 on every label and wrapper of Trimnell's Preparations, without which none are genuine. Trimnell, The Herbalist, 144, Richmond Road, Cardiff. ADVICE F R E E for Stamp.—Mrs. .A. Stewart, Lady Specialist.—Safe and Certain Remedy.— Address: 9, Guinea- street, Bristol. B997/13 IMPORTANT TO MOTHERS. Every Mother who values the health and cleanliness of her child should use HARRISON'S Reliable" NURSERY POMADE. One application kills all Nits and Vermin, beautifies and strengthen the Hair. In tins 4jjd. and 9d., postage Id. George W. Harrison, Chemist, Reading. Agents, Emrys Richards, Chemist, Coedy- meibion. Tonypandy D. E. Davies, Chemist, Treorchy W. R. Williams, Chemist, Medical Hall, Tylorstown; J. P Lewis Chemist, Medical Hall. Ynyshir. Holiday Resorts. Rhondda Restuarant, Aberavon (Proprietor D. JENKINS). The Zion Welsh Baptist Sunday School, Merthyr, numbering over 400, has visited the above place two years in succession, and we can earnestly recommend this place for Sunday School Outings. We had two meals at the above place and everybody seemed to be well satisfied. On behalf of the School, LEWIS WILLIAMS, Secretary." ABERAVON BEACH. Alexandra Rest- aurant. Large Dining Rooms suitable for School Parties. Good Beds, Dinners, Teas at Moderate Charges. For particulars apply L. Friend. B979/10 ABERAVON BY-THE-SEA. EXCELLENT Accommodation for visitors. Safe Bathing, Switchback, Pierrots and other Amusements, School and Private Parties catered for, Luncheon and Tea from 1/- per head. Write for terms, Thomas, Beach Restaurant, Jersey Beach, Aberavon. B276/10 SEASIDE ABERAVON. Rhondda Restaurant, 1%0 Opposite Victoria Lake (boating). Dinners and Teas" Schools and Parties entered for. Good accommodation for Cyclists, Terms Moderate. D. JENKINS, Proprietor. C 33/12 A Home from Home. Moderate Terms.—Bed and Breakfast, 2/6. Parties of two or more taken at reduced terms. Welsh spoken. Splendid Accommo- dation. EVANS. GROVE PARK RESTAURANT 88, High-street, WESTON-SUPER-MARE. 4837 Nat. Tel. 49 Barry. BARRY ISLAND REFRESHMENT ROOMS, WHITMORE BAY (Opposite Western Entrance to sands). -+- Luncheons & Teas Provided at Moderate Charges. Large and small Parties, Schools, Cyclists, etc., catered for. LARGE ROOM FOR PARTIES. PRIVATE ROOM FOR VISITORS. All communications to be addressed to- E. LONG, Manageress, Barry Island. MONEY. F1ELDIN6S, OLDEST-ESTABLISHED, LARGEST, AND BEST- KNOWN FINANCIERS IN WALES. P,10 TO P.20,000 To Lend on Approved Note of Hand, Reversions. Life Policies. Personal or other Securities. Trade Bills Discounted. Privacy and Promptltute Assured. Dis- tance no object. Terms simply and plainly stated before completing business. Apply HAYES BUILDINGS, THE HAYES, CARDIFF. b866/ll CHEAP. MONEY RE-PAYMENTS EASY. F,5 repayable 5s. per week, total charge, 7s. 6d £10 „ 10s. „ „ 158 JE25 25s. „ 35s 6d £50 „ 50s. „ „ 68s Other Sums at similar Rates. Apply for prospectus to— The WESTERN FINANCE ASSOCIATION (LTD.), 17, Working Street, Cardiff. MARXET-SQUARE CHAMBERS, CHURCH STREET, PONTYPRIDD Attendance at Pontypridd Mondays. 4.30 till 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 11 till 2. Fridays, 4.30 till 7. 3913 MONEY. rFHE OLD-ESTABLISHED PROVINCIAL UNION ■ BANK continues to lend immense sums daily, from B10 to 45,000, on Note of Hand Alone, or other Security, at a few hours' notice, to all classes in any part of England and Wales, repayable by easy instalments. No good application is ever refused. All communications strictly private. Moderate Interest. Special rates for short periods. The largest, best known, and most honourably conducted Business in the Kingdom. Thousands of our regular customers have expressed their entire satisfaction in repeated transactions with us. If desired, one of our Officials will attend at your residence at once with Cash, and carry out the advance THERE AND THEN. Call, or write (in confidence), to the MANAGER, MR. STANLEY DOWDING, 1, QUEEN SQUARE, BRISTOL. yOU CAN gORROW Direct from the Actual Lender- MR. PHILIP MORRIS, 80, TAFF-STREET, pONTYPRIDD, Manager of the South Wales Loan and Finance Co., ANY SUM FROM £ 5 TO £ 1,000 Upon your own Promissory Note and Re-pay to suit your circumstances. No sureties required. Lowest interest charged. Strict privacy observed in all transactions. Call or write in Confidence to- PHILIP MORRIS, at the above address. Applications from all parts receive prompt attention. I 0 There is nothing more annoying than a temporary shortage of money, and in any case, you don't care about borrowing from personal friends vHMll or relations. There is certainly no need to do this when you can get whatever accommodation you QKHK require from us, in the strictest con- VBnflft fidence. Make an appointment and we will tell you what arrangement vESSla wecaD make to suit you. GEORGE FRY & CO. M 11, Dynevoi* Place, MBb SWANSEA, Public Notice. Rhondda Urban District Council. TO SCAVENGING OONTRACTORS. THE above Council invite Tenders for A. the Scavenging of their District, in sections, for the Term of One Year. Specification and Form of Tender may be obtained at the Surveyor's Depart- ment, Public Pentre, Rhondda. All Tenders must be delivered under All Tenders must be delivered under seal by Ten a.m. on Tuesday, 24th August, addressed to the Chairman of the Health Committee, and endorsed "Tender for Scavenging." The Council do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any Tender. By Order, W. J. JONES, Surveyor. Public Offices, Pentre, Rhondda, 11th August, 1909. 4971 Rhondda Urban District Council. GAS AND WATER DEPARTMENT. TENDER FOR GAS COKE. THE above Council invites tenders for the JL purchase of the whole or part of their surplus Gas coke, estimated at 3 500/4 000 tons, for the twelve months ending 31st day of August, 1910. Specification and Form of Tender may be obtained on application to Mr. Octavius Thomas, Engineer and Manager, Gas and Water Offices, Pentre, Rhondda. Tenders to be sent in n ->t later than 10 a.m. Thursday, September 2nd, addressed to the Chairman of the Gas and Water Committee, endorsed, Tender for Gas Coke." The Council does not bind itself to accept the highest or any tender. WALTER P. NICHOLAS, Clerk. Council Offices, Pentre, Rhondda. 17th August, 1909. 4975 Rhondda Intermediate School, Porth (FUR BOYS AND GIRLS). Head Master E. SAMUEL, M.A. (Lond.). NEXT TERM begins Tuesday, September 14th, 1909. Prospectuses, full particulars of fees, courses of instructions, &c., and admission forms can be obtained from the head master. All new pupils should attend on Monday, Sept. 13th, at 9.15. a m. W. T. DAVIES, 4976 Clerk to the Govenors, Porth I William Charles. Evans. 44, Miskin road, Trealaw, general dealer, hereby give notice that I will not be responsible for any debts contracted by my wife, Elizabeth Evans, after the date of this notice. Dated this 18tli day of August, 1909. c60 (Signed) W. C. EVANS. /Vew Town Hall PONTYPRIDD. On FRIDAY and SATURDAY August 20 & 21, a Grand Assault-at-Arms, Boxing: & Wrestling Tournament, and Variety. Special Engagement of Albert W. COLES (The Welsh Miner) Abertillery, Wales' Ideal Athlete, Con- queror of Champion Wrestlers. 425 presented to any British Wrestler lasting 15 minutes, conditionally on that sum being posted for a match to a finish. Coles has the right to style. £100 to Charity if he fails to defeat Councillor PETER WRIGHT in 10 minutes. FRANK SAYILLE (Of Tylorstown) the challenger of Arthur Norton, London A Silver Medal to the man at 9st. 01bs. who resists him 15 minutes. Caich-as-Catch-Can Style. Open Competitions will be held every evening in Catch- as-Carch-Can Style. Weight 8st., 9st., lOst. and list., with 41bs. allowance. Silver Cups for each Wrestling Event. As no time should be lost, Entries should be sent in for all Competitions to Prof. Jack Neill at the above Hall at once, FRIDAY and SATURDAY EVENINGS, A BOX- ING 00 M PETI T 10 r-A for Lads of 8-6 to Jst., for Elec- tro-Plated Coffee and Tea Service and 20-inch Carpathian Silver Weights. value B5 5s. Young CURLY OSBORNE (of Londori), the undis- puted 7st. 61b. Champion of the Four Kingdoms, will appear each evening. Curly Osborne can be matched against any Lad in the World at 7st. 61b., for from j650 to LIDO a-side. Entries for each event to be sent; in not later than Thurs- day, August 20th. All competitors for each event to pay One Shilling Entrance Fee, which allows them admission to the Hall for the two nights. All Contests will be gov- erned according to the National Sporting Rules. No Competitors will be allowed to compete unless suitably attired. Doors open at 7, to commence at 7-45, Prices of Admission 2s., Is., and 6d. THE BEST! If you want the Best at a moderate price, you cannot do better than give your next order to G. C. DEAN "THE TAILOR," 85a, Taff Street, PONTYPRIDD (Next door to Boot's Cash Chemist). ze s d Smart Tweed Suits, Greys. Greens and Browns from 1 15 0 to order Light Tweed or Flannel Suit „ 1 17 6 „ Blue Serge Suit (Indige Dye) 2 2 0 „ Well cut Cashmere Trousers 0 10 6 „ All Garments Out and made on the premises J' "Troch Gwlad nag Argiwydd." .=r-i EXCELSIOR BUILDINGS. DE WINTON STREET, TONYPANDY Telephone No. 77 P.O. Tonypandy.
Editorial Notes. The reputation of the Welsh members for united action on behalf of Wales is constantly traversed. The last occa- sion was on Saturday of last week, when Mr. Vaughan Davies, the M.P. for the county, moved that a deputation of Welsh County Councils should wait upon the Chancellor of the Exchequer to secure a proper share of the proposed develop- ment grant, and the due allocation of same to the exchequers of Welsh County Councils. This grant, we understand, will be augmented this year by jE200,000, and which sum more ear-marked for the pro- motion of agriculture. The accusing fact is that in the past disbursements of this Government grant Wales came off very much in the rear of her sister countries of Scotland and Ireland. Mr. Vaughan Davies naturally, as one of the Welsh members of Parliament, laid the blame to the want of persistent unity on the part of the Welsh people in claiming their fair share. The question who is to blame, the people or their representatives in Parliament, came in for hot disputa- tion. Mr. J. H. Davies, registrar of the Aberystwyth College, could not blame the Welsh members, and gave the con- firmation. of the coming increased Uni- versity Grants as a proof of his conten- tion. We must, however, rather conceive with Mr. Peter Jones, that the Welsh members generally are not very alert in these matters. We have no Welsh Parlia- mentary Party in the sense in which the Irish Party has been organised. We know that the Irish members are always to the fore, and that they move in these matters as a disciplined party. The Welsh members are too frequently so many isolations; rarely are they mov- ing by their own initiation. With the College Grants the credit was not due to their promotion, and it is only when Wales has really been goaded to unity of action that we find them in practical activity. As representatives we expect them to watch the National interests, as well as the individual interests of their own constituencies. We want a stronger National party in the country, and when that is an accomplished fact, it is then, and then only, can we hope for a strong and vigorous representation and advocacy of Wales' National aspirations. The sudden illness of General Booth is a severe disappointment to the Rhondda. His visit was anticipated with the liveliest interest by the public of this district. It would have been an epoch events and we are certain that the reception he would have received in this population of chapel and churchgoers would have heartened the" Grand Old Man of the Salvation Army to go on to the very end of his time in his great humanity reclaiming mission, as it would also reflect that the people of Wales ap- preciate, with enthusiastic sincerity, the high purpose, noble, and religious phil- anthropy of the records he has already registered in the social isphere of darkest England and Wales. But more, the per- meating character of his Christianizing work is world-wide. In every country the flag of the Army is wafted on the pinnacles of thousands of institutions which he has initiated for helping the lowest and poorest and most unfortunate of mankind. The great distinguishing feature of the Army is the social methods adopted to hold the converts, and the equally successful principle of preced- ence, even of conversion by the practical Christianity expressed by the Shelters for the Homeless., the Cheap Food De- pots, the Slum Posts and their Angels, the Boys' Refuges, the Children's Homes, the Labour Bureaux, the Inquiry Institution for Finding Lost Men and Women, the Match Factory, the Labour Factories for' the Unemployed, Farm Colonies, and many other forms of social institutes. This is the kind of work. The "Doing" ministration has had such a, large place, indeed larger than the "Preaching" place, in happy inversion of the traditional methods. Con- versions are supported by practical sustaining agencies. It is no small triumph that this work has won the re- cognition from Governments and Authori- ties, who have shown a right perception of the enormous problems which General Booth has tackled. No less than 24 dif- ferent Governments have recognised and financially assisted the various Social Schemes of the Salvation Army. It is his boast, and his prophecy, that it is possible to save the lapsed masses, and make them pay the main cost of their own reclamation. We can but assent that this assertion is a possible realisa- tion. What is wanted is money, and visiting tours like the one, which, un- fortunately he has had to forego, would have awakened the interest and the con- science of the people to help and cheer the Great Social; and Religious General to continue his journeys down to the depths of the dark ocean of poverty, vice, and crime, and deal face to face with them in as practical a way as is in man's possibilities. The annual demonstration of the Miners at Pontypridd and at Garw indi- cate very emphatically that at last the mining fraternity of the country were for ever more a, solid military square when battles were threatened. The 20th Rule of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain has undoubtedly proved its justi- fication. Mr. Hartshorn, at the Garw meeting, described its utility in a very apt way. He was thoroughly convinced that had it not been for that policy (the 20th rule) South Wales would that day be fighting a battle against double shifts and other evils." The argument which he cited in support of his prophetic
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statement was irresistible. Coal owners, in these days of large syndicates, spread out their investments in a very wide cir- culation, and this class generally, that speculate widely, hold governing reins in their various ownerships. This type could view, with comparative indifference, a stoppage in a single coalfield. A local stoppage," said Mr. Hartshorn, would stiffen prices elsewhere, and the coal- owners with wide-spread investments would stand to make up on the swings what they lost on the round-abouts." It is obvious that to the miners a general stoppage would touch the whole gamut of their financial scale. And more, if this great industry is to be worked for our National purposes, and not for pri- vate gain, the application of the 20th Rule of the Miners' Federation for the whole country would go deep into the pockete of the general public. It is quite true that as ownership is at present, that Mr, F. L. Davies' contention that private ownership has the rights of private opin- ion in the methods of control. But it is a. view that can no longer be urged with the co-operative consent of the Miners, simply hecausei they are no longer isolated units in the arrangement. As Mr. Robert Smilie, at Pontypridd, solemnly put it, the factors in the count now are human beings and not pit ponies, and that even these were pro- tected to the extent that the manage- ment could not do as they wished them." Already legislation has largely stamped its veto upon the principle that employees are not helplessly left to the caprice and whim of those that employ them. The day is, happily, far advanced, when human considerations have a sway, and though every consideration must be exer- cised to secure the best co-operation in the all-round interests of master and men and the peace of the community, still the worker: has the human right to defend himself against methods of work- ing which he believes hostile to his per- sonal welfare. Mabon's address at Garw was typical of the reputation for statesmanship. which he has through the long years sus- tained. He is never heard using bluster- ing words, he has no gallery platitudes, but for weight and effect of utterance, few are so penetrating at the goal de- sired. In his reference to the disen- abling decisions of Judge Bryn Roberts, and grievous they are beyond doubt, if his decisions are law, they cut across ruthlessly every tradition and custom in the coalfield. Until his adventj work in abnormal places was not paid as gratuity, but as a recognised right in a straight contract. As Mabon put them, the con- sequences are demoralising, converting honest workmen from self-respecting wage-earners into a begging fraternity," and truly, if it is law, it was unworthy of a Christian land and an enlightened age. This black spot must be shifted from a Judge's law to a Parliament law, and there is no doubt that the Federa- tion forces will soon bring about the change. The introduction of the Eight Hours has brought about a reduction of the output. But why, and the wherefore? The leaderc., of the men, upon the author- ity of Mabon, will influence, and do influ- ence, by their public utterances, the ad- vocacy of exerting a genuine effort to maintain the previous) output. The man- agement have a responsibility in an equal effort. If tactical practices working for a repudiation of the Act are intentionally applied, then the public will have no sympathy for such methods. They knew," said Mabon, "that if the em- ployers gave the men clearance, that is, full facility of trams, they need not lose a pound of coal in the output." Mabon also revealed his supreme sense of fair play very distinctly in his tribute to Mr, F. L. Davies for his share in the settle- ment of the late dispute. The criticisms of Mr. Smilie on Mr. Davies has more than been balanced by the hearty compli- ment received from Mabon. In the cri- tical final stage of the late crisis, when the ship was burning, and all was likely to be lost, Mr. Davies, Casabianca-like, stuck to his post When almost all but he had fled." We know now what it has meant. It is all gain to be chivalrous, and here Mabon is always great. -+- The Budget references at the Miners' meeting on Monday were really, healthy, indicating very clearly that the working- men have taken very vigorously to the ¡ Budget proposals, as a practical ease- ment to their future financial responsibil- ity on the State. The fact that the working class of the country is support- ing the Budget has very much upset the party of privilege and monopoly-the landlord class, and the hirelings that are professionally engaged to uphold its in- terest. The Budget proposals are attack- ing the Tariff-mongers, and it has given the House of Lords, as a blocking insti- tution, a most effective set-back. In a contest with the House of Lords, Mr. Lloyd-George's powder in the Budget will be beyond every dispute absolutely triumphant. The Unionists have tried the game of calling the Budget revolu- tionary, and Mr. Lloyd-George's Lime- house speech was a retaliation dose- vulgar and uncouth. At any rate, it made the landlords foamingly furious. We sincerely tKist that Mr. Lloyd- George will be able to come to Porth on Monday. A right royal reception is awaiting him. We shall cull one para- graph from his speech, to show how deep down is his sympathy with his people. It is rather a hame. he said, "for a rich country like ours—probably the rich- est country in the world, if not the rich- est the world has ever seen—that it should allow those who have toiled all their days to end in penury and, pos- sibly, starvation. It is rather hard that an old workman should have to find his I way to the gates of the tomb bleeding and footsore through the brambles and thorns of poverty." Those noble words are enough to demand for him such a reception as never has been given to any Statesman of any time. Again, Mr. Henderson, the chairman of the Labour Party, used the finest superlative in his reference to the Budget. Even Mr. Philip Snowden, the future Chancellor of the Exchequer, in an outlined Budget scheme, which he placed before the Labour Party, lacked the courage and daring which are contained in the actual proposals of Mr. George. Was it, there- fore, surprising that Mr. Henderson should say that the Budget now before the country was the greatest Budget ever introduced into the British Parlia- ment. We trust that the miners of the Rhondda will mass in their thousands, and resound their appreciation of the Budget, and the man, as will re-echo in the citadels of the great and mighty enemies of the people's rights and privi- leges. Now is the time to declaim Trech gwlad nac Argiwydd."