FOR SALE, DKAPEltY and Millinery Business to be disposed of, small stock. Fixtures, etc. at valuation.—Apply to J. T. Jones, Draper, Clydach Vale. 391 HESTNUT HOUSE, Cemetery Road Trealaw, containing 8 rooms, bath, &c. Stables and Coacli-house. Large garden, 3 hot-houses. Low ground rent. Apply-J. Norman & Sons, Grocers, Trealaw. C210 TAXI-CABS, Three Humber, form open or JL closed, ready for work; also 50 Carriages and Hearses. Catalogues, Marston's 24, Bradford Street, Birmingham. 189/65 TO LET. TO Let, two furnished rooms suitable for young men or young ladies healthy position Cemetery Road, Trealaw. Apply, Box 259, "Rhondda Leader" Office, Tony- pandy. x65 ROOMS TO LET at Ystrad, suitable for offices. Excellently situated. Apply Freedman Bros. Tonypandy. 388 EDUCATIONAL. OLSTON'S SCHOOL, Stapleton, Bristol. C Staff of Eleven Masters, including Eight Graduates. Healthy situation. Spacious Gardens and Playing Fields. Chemical and Physical Laboratories, Carpenter's Shop, Swimming Bath, Miniature Rifle Range, X-5000 now being spent on additional buildings. Tuition, Board, Books, Stationery & Clothing, £ 37 per annum. But for the endowment the cost to parents would be E56. -For Illustrated Prospectus apply to ANTHONY FINN, M.A., LL.D., Head Master. 383 IKES' Inspectorate, &c., Colliery Managers' Exam's.—Postal lessons. Mining, surveying, electricity, mining mathe- matics.—Write for Syllabuses, "Cambrian Mining School," Porth. 190/66 MUSICAL. THE name" WADDINGTON" on a Pianoforte is the finest guarantee of value and durability it is possible to obtain. 30,000 users of the Waddington Piano can endorse this. Send to-day for our complete list of instruments. Terms to suit customers' convenience.— Waddington & Sons, Ltd., Post Office Buildings, Porth, and 29-31, City-road, Cardiff. "DELL Organ slightly used but as good as new very fine tone handsome appearance; pipe top; accept 22 guineas, payable 10s 6d per month cost 30 guineas bargain.—Waddington & bona, 29 & 31, City-rd., Cardiff. 24 Guineas, 10s 6d Monthly.—A genuine 36-guinea Piano had careful usage and re-polished like new delivered free any distance; sure to give great satis- faction.—Waddington and Sons, 29 and 31, City-road, Cardiff. 80-guinea Ritmuller Piano for Sale, in fine condition accept £ 36 prompt cash. This instrument is the only piano possessing a double sound board, and its beautiful tone will appeal to all lovers of good music.— Waddington and Sons, 29 and 31, City-road, Cardiff. WADDINGTON and Sons, 2 doors from Post Office, Porth, Rhondda, have for Sale good Piano, suitable for learner; accept 14 guineas, pM able 8s. ironthly Also a 56 guinea Piano, slightly used take 26 guineas, lis 6d monthly. Send for list of Second-hand Pianos and Organs, satisfaction guaranteed, to Waddington & Sons, Ltd Post Office Buildings, Porth, Rhondda. Est. 1838. 04 ALEX. M. THOMAS (AP TYDFIL), Professor of the Violin, Diplomee Leipzig Conservatoire, Germany Pupil of Hans Sitt, Arno Hilf, and Senor Arbos, London) Has a few Vacancies for Pupils. Recent Examiaation Successes.— 2 Licentiates, College of Violinists. 5. Associates (with honours) do. 2 Seniors, Trinity College, London. 8 Graduates, College of Violinists. For terms apply, Cartrefle," Maindy Croft, Ton, Pentre. 339 CHURCH AND CHAPEL ORGANS BUILT ON THE LATEST SYSTEMS, Tracker, Pneumatic, and E!ectro-Pneumatic, with per ect repetition, answering all requirements of the mos fastidious players. Detached Keyboards a Speciality. TUNING, REPAIRS, RENOVATIONS, e c etc. Wm. H. HARMSTON, Organ Builder Nat. Tel. 91. PONTYPRIDD. 214 MISCELLANEOUS "TVL'Z-EAL" cures cuts, bruises and all I external skin complaints. Large box, P.O. 7d. T. W. Houghton, Speakman Road, St. Helens. 192/67 FOR Joinery, Mouldings. Turnery and Timber, you cannot do better than with the Barry Dock Steam Joinery Company (Limited), Barry Dock. Nat. Tel. 198. x62 IMPORTANT TO MOTHERS. Every Mother who values the health and cleanltness of her child should use HARRISON'S Reliable" NURSERY POMADE. One application kills all Nits and Vermin, beautifies and strengthens the Hair. In tins 4!d. and 9d., postage Id. George W, Harrison, Chemist, Reading. Sold by Chemists. Agents, Emrys Richards Chemist, Coedymeibion, Tonypandy; D. E. Davies, Chemist, Treorchy W. R. Williams, Chemist, Medical Hall, Tylorstown; J. P Lewis Chemist, Medical Hall, Ynyshir. CS/l WALLPAPERS from ljd. per roll. Any quantity, large or small. Wholesale Prices. Stock exceeds 250,000 rolls-all classes. Write for patterns, stating class required. (Dept. 108.) Barnett Wallpaper Co. Ltd., Knott Mill, Manchester. c252/83 NURSE WILLIAMS7 OVALOIDS for Ladies. Price 2/9 8/9 & 10/9 per Box post free, Send stamp for descriptive leaflet. -New Life Remedy (ft 59, Bute St., Treherbert. SAP, EST, cheapest and best to gain health and strength are Culpeper's O.K. Remedial Herbs, specially pre- pared for stomach and kidney troubles. Three 6d. packets, for Is.-Pedr Williams, Herbalist, Treorchy.' Agents wanted. 5021 MONEY. HI HE OLD-ESTABLISHED PROVINCIAL UNION -1- BANK continues to lend immense sums daily, from £ 10 to A5,000, on Note of Hand Alone, or other Security, at a few hourrt 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 vith us. If desired, one of our Officials will attend at your residence at once with Cash, and carry out the advance THERE ANDJTHEN, Call, or write (in confidence), to the Manager, ML STANLEY DOWDING, t, QUBBN Squarr, BRISTOL; MR. WM. LLOYD makes IMMEDIATE ADVANCES in sums of £ 10 to £ 10,000 to those in temporary need of cash, No security or bondsmen required. Note of hand only. Repayments monthly or quarterly. Gentlemen engaged in professions, or in business, or holding positions of trust, can rely upon strictest confidence being observed. Every transaction carefully explained before completion. Courtesy, tact, and honourable treatment assured. Cash sent by post if urgent.—Apply, William Lloyd, 4, Church Street, Cardiff. Nat. Tel.,120. 1871 MONEY ON MORTGAGE. Several sums ranging from £ 100 to £ 1,500 to be advanced upon House Property. For particulars as to Interest and Repayments apply in first instance-Box 389, "Rhondda Leader" Office, Tonypandy. HOLIDAY APARTMENTS. LLANDRINDOD WELLS.—Evans, Cobden Villa, Victoria Rd., 3 minutes from Springs. Comfortable apartments, bed, atteiodance, bath, piano, 141-; two 7/- each, no extra. INVENTIONS. HUGO Lester, Patent Expert, Inventors' Supply Depot, 9, Park Place, Cardiff, does all business in patents for inventors in South Wales. Call or write. 185 E. DAVIES, Auctioneer, Accountant, House and Estate Agent, MAESYRHAF, TYLORSTOWN. Nat. Tel. No. 14 Ferndale. Propei ties Negotiated. Mortgages Arranged. Valuations made. Rents Collected. Distance no object. 353 Workmen's Hall, Abercynon. The Fifth Annual EISTEDDFOD (under the auspices of Moriah English Baptist Church), will be held ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 3rd, 1910. Adjudicators—Music, T, Hadley Watkins, Esq., F.T.S.O., Bournemouth, and J. R. Lewis E-<| (Alaw Rhondda) Ferndale. Recitations, Rev. W. R. Jones, Penrhiwceibr. "Male Voice—"Martyrs of the Arena," prize L12 and a Silver Cup. Mixed Choir—Congregational Tune Hud- dersfield," prize £ 5 and a Silver Mounted Baton. Juvenile Choir—"I am the Way" (Sankey, 585), 1st prize A3 and a Silver Mounted Baton 2nd prize £1. Splendid prizes given for Recitations, Tenor, Bass, Soprano. Boys and Girls Solos, Pianoforte Solos, &c. Programmes Id. each (by post ljd,), from the Secre_ tary,—Richard Davies, 20, Glancynon-terrace, Aber" cynon 262' EMPIRE RESTAURANT, Family and Commercial Hotel, Dunraven Street, TONYPANDY, NOW OPEN DINNERS DAILY 12.30 to 2.30 r m.. TEA AND SUPPERS ALWAYS READY Well Aired Beds. I [CHARGES STRICTLY MODERATE. H. A. BOLTON, Proprietor. 36 Auotion Sales. Dissolution of Partnership—THOMAS AND MORGAN. IMPORTANT SALE OF VALUABLE LEASEHOLD SHOP AND DWELLING- HOUSE. MR. T. NAUNTON MORGAN has re- ceived instructions to offer for Sale by Public Auction, at the YNYSHIR HOTEL, Ynyshir, on WEDNESDAY, September 14th, 1910, at 7.30 o'clock in the evening (subject to such Conditions as shall be there and then produced), the following Valuable Leasehold Shop and Dwelling House Situate and known as Nos. 41 and 41a, YNYSHIR ROAD, YNYSHIR. The Shop, No. 41a, is now in the occu- pation of the Vendors, carrying on the business of Fish and Chip Salesmen, at an estimated rental of j630 per annum. The House over the Shop is let at a rental of 16s. per lunar month. The Dwelling-house, No. 41, is let to Mr. Conniff, Hairdresser, at a rental of 30s. per lunar month. The whole of the Property is held for a term of 99 years from the 21st day of April, 1882, at the low Annual Ground Rent of L3 0s. 8d. The Auctioneer begs to call special attention to this Sale, the Property being well built, situate in the centre of Ynyshir, and has a frontage of over 40 feet to the main road, and a depth of about 100 feet. Further particulars may be obtained from D. W. JAMES, Esq., B.A., LL.B., Solicitor, Tonypandy; Or from the Auctioneer at his Offices: 55, Dunraven Street, Tonypandy, and HilIside," Penygraig. P.O. Telephones, 39 and 39x. 411 Be GWTFNLLIAN BEES. DECEASED. Preliminary Announcement. WILLIAMSTOWN, EDMUNDSTOWN, AND DIN AS. MB. T. NAUNTON MORGAN will sell by PUBLIC AUCTION on TUES- DAY Evening, Sept. 20th, 1910, at 7.30 o'clock in the evening, at the White Rock Hotel, Eight Leasehold Dwelling Houses' known as Nos. 1 to 8, Railway View, Williamstown. Four houses at Edmunds- town, known as Nos. 50, 51, 52 and 53, Edmnndstown Road. Three houses at Dinas, known as 29, 30 and 31, Dinas Road, Dinas. Re EDMUND REES, DECEASED. Four houses at Williomstown, known as Nos. 1, 2, 5 and 6, Greenmeadow Terrace, Williamstown. By OTHER DIRECTIONS. Properties at Caroline Street, Williams- town Cross Row, Penygiaig; Penrhiwfer Road, Penrhiwfer Edmundstown Road, Edmundstown, and Ford Row, Dins. Further particulars will appear in future advertisements, and orders to view the resi- dences, may be obtained from D. W. James, Esq., B.A., LL.B., Solicitor, Tonypandy; or from the Auctioneer, at his Offices, 55, Dun- raven Street, Tonypandy, and Hillside, Pen- ygraig. P.O. Telephones 39 and 39x, Tonypandy. 415 I Preliminary Announcement. TONYPANDY AND TREALAW, RHONDDA VALLEY. Highly Important and Attractive Sale of Two Leasehold Villa Residences, and 3,000 4 per cent. Debenture (1st Mortgage) Stock in Crosswell's Cardiff Brewery, Limited. MR. T. NAUNTON MORGAN will sell by PUBLIC AUCTION at the Dunraven Hotel, Tonypandy, on WEDNES- DAY EVENING, Sept. 21st, 1910, at 7.30 o'clock, Two very Valuable Villa Resi- dences and Debenture Shares, viz.: Be GWENLLIAN REES, DECEASED. All that very Valuable Villa Residence known as Glamorgan Villa,Lower Tonypandy. BY ORDER OF THE OWNER. All that very Valuable Villa Residence known as Chestnut House, Cemetery Road, Trealaw. Further particulars will appear in future advertisements, and orders to view the resi- denes may be obtained from D. W. James, Esq., B.A., LL.B., Solicitor, Tonypandy, or from the Auctioneer at his Offices, 55, Dun- raven Street, Tonypandy, and Hillside, Penygraig. P.O. Telephones 39 & 39x. 414 Football. Rhondda Valley Junior League. JUNIOR Clubs desirous of joining either the Old Boys' or Senior Division of above League should notify Secretary, or attend Meeting at Coole's Restaurant, Porth, on Monday next, September 5th >—C. R. Everson, Sec., Porth. 4131 Rhondda County School, Porth. Head Master- E. SAMUEL, M.A. (Lond.). NEXT TERM commences Tuesday, Sept. 13th. Prospectuses and Forms of admission can be obtained from the Head Master. The Head Master will be at the School on Monday, Sept. 12th, from 10 a m. to 4 30 p.m., to see parents or guardians of applicants for admission. W. T. DAVIES, 390 Clerk to the Governors, Porth. London Metropolitan Police. SEVERAL Hundred B ecru it's Wanted.— S Age, 20-27, Height, 5ft. 9ins. Pay, 968 to E420 per annum. Excellent prospects of promotion. Liberal pensions. Examina- tions will be held at Gloucester, Sept. 12th, 13th and 14th; and at Bristol on Sept. 15th, 16th and 17th. For particulars, write Recruiting Branch, New Scotland Yard, London, S.W. 409 WINNING NUMBERS Morgan Lewis' (Treherbert) Drawing:—103, 1017, 1617, 899, 968, 365, 1295, 1562, 911, 924, 301, 77, 895. 1875, 970, 1012, 1910, 1885, 1923, 405, 984, 299, 1205, 536, 585, 426, 1928, 893, 124, 1892, 55, 1921, 80, 981.— G. Williams, Treherbert. WINNING NUMBERS of the Prize Drawing in aid of Edwin Williams, Blacksmith, of 76, Park Road, Cwmparc, Treorchy:—498, 3023, 1039,' 2487, 2494, 2902, 1036, 2076, 721, 1504, 2084, 2822, 39_, 2826, 257, 125, 1189, 2797, 651, 1290, 2138, 1126, 1115, 1693, 1626 886, 1201, 1002, 1079, 2491, 2149, 1737, 2015, 1123, 1371, 1026, 11.4, 2912, 586, 1636, 2022, 1328, 698, 1602, 1156, 1033, 1779, 702, 614, 64, 1241, 2156.—J. Morgan, Secretary. Trech GwlCld nag Argiwydd.' -r EXCELSIOR BUILDINGS. DE WINTON STREET, TONYPANDY Telephone No. 77 P.O. Tonypandy.
EDITORIAL NOTES. These days are full of disputations. We have them in the Church, we have them in the Schools, and the industrial war- fare is, like the poor, always with us. Even our grand old Eisteddfod is now the objective of a bitter war among the bards. We can partially endorse the views of a writer in one of our contem- poraries when he asks what is the func- tion of the Eisteddfod, and answers his own question with great and pertinent aptitude. What is it? It is not to pro- duce masterpieces, but rather to foster the spirit of culture. Of no institution can it be more said than the Eisteddfod that its failures are its triumphs. It is diffi- cult to work in the true spirit of culture when the atmosphere is poisoned by the spirit of competition, and in its antici- pation of loud proclaimed vauntings. The greatest triumphs of literature were not secured by the Eisteddfod. The writer gives strong evidence that the best and most enduring productions of Ceiriog and Islwyn were won away from the hurly- burly of the Eisteddfod. In fact, we do not need the Eisteddfod to illustrate that the best results in culture, whether physical or intellectual, were achieved outside the pale of the competitive stimulus. Ceiriog and Islwyn--these conspicuous failures of the bardic Olympia have already received from their adoring countrymen the crown of immortality. No, the Eisteddfod has its f unct-ion-a function which has played more in the past than it will in the future. It has goaded on the aspirant for distinction when it was the only platform of oppor- tunity. We trust that its splendid tradi- tion of impulse will still work as long as we have human characteristics of lethargic temperaments which will not make efforts without the prodding of the reward of fame. In the realm of choral music, with the system of detached selections for competitions, it has indeed retarded culture of broad and extended reading. -Oratorio and opera works, when mastered in their completeness, means culture: but tit-bits are not culture, nor do they make for it. We are glad, therefore, that the old Eisteddfod is thus indirectly criticised by this discussion of the bardic depart- ment. Those who revere the institution, hope to see it made more correlative to the increasing culture in the Schools and University of the country. If this modernisation is materialised, we will heartily forgive the heat and warmth of the present dialectical warfare going on around us, nay, we will justify it. All Welshmen are proud to see that the King has summoned our fellow- countryman, Mr. Lloyd George, to Balmoral. King George studies the demo- cratic wish of his people, while his cousin, the Kaiser, is gathering the entire forces of the democracy against him. To-day, he is the subject of amazed discussions. His speech at Koenigsburg has aroused a storm of comment which will be long dying down. There are few comments in his favour. His proclamation of that obsolete doctrine of the Divine Ruler- ship of Kings was about as silly a deliverance as a sane man could utter. There is not much divinity about a man who is so devoid of commonsense as to revive an old dogma which no reasonable man believes. Monarchy, we admit, has its believers as against a Republican head. Some argue that the system is cheaper, and that it is an ornamental function of a head more willingly recog- nised than the Presidentship of a Republic. Whatever may be the outcome of a discussion upon the foregoing premises, there is no defence for the Kaiser's scare-makings. He has given an increasing power to the constitutional party in Germany, and equally an alarm- ing feeling to those who wish to see the spirit of militarism reduced all round. The theory of the Divine Right of Kings was never a fact in the absence of power of military force, and force alone can never sway for long in the twentieth century. We are happy in this country that Monarchy recognises the Constitu- tion, and that we have a Monarch who desires to play the host to Cambria's proudest son-Mr. Lloyd George.
How Wales Stands to Gain by it. To the Editor of the llhoiulda Leader. Sir,—May I through your columns invite attention to the issues involved in the success or failure of the Conference on the questions of the Lords? If it results in effectively limiting the acts of the Lords, the Liberal Party is imme- diately confronted with the task of grant- ing Home Rule to Ireland. If it fails, the Unionist Party will quite justly point out that the limitation of the Veto of the Lords implies the early granting of Home Rule. In either case the problem of national self-government immediately becomes a crucial issue, and it is largely on this ground that I have ventured else- where to describe the manifesto of the Scotch members in favour of Federal Home. Rule as eminently opportune. The inconvenient and highly incon- gruous manner in which the discussion of matters of Imperial moment has fre- quently to give way in order that ques- tions of comparatively local interest may receive consideration, is so patent that a strong sense of the necessity for some revision of existing arrangements has become pretty general. The policy of Federal Home Rule advocated by the Scotch members doubtless implies that all questions of a domestic and purely national character shall be dealt with by four subordinate legislative bodies, super- vised by an Imperial Senate. In this manner, the House of Commons sitting in London, consisting of English repre- sentatives only, would deal with English domestic affairs alone; while for the pre- sent hereditary Second Chamber, would be substituted a body purely elective, comprising probably the cream of the House of Lords and the House of Commons as they at present exist, representing the four countries in strict accordance with their respective electoral strength, num- bering possibly only half the somewhat unwieldy House of Lords, and elected by large constituencies on methods which would effectively provide for the full representation of minorities. Such a Chamber might be elected for six years, with a moiety retiring every three years with the subordinate Chambers, whose term might very properly be triennial. Under such an arrangement it would be possible to entrust very large powers to the National Legislative Chambers having regard to the authoritative character of the Revising Chamber. In this way, the vexed question of the inclusion or the exclusion of the. Irish members, which wrecked the two previous Home Rule Bills, would be dealt with on practical and equitable lines. While I regard this principle of devo- lution as necessary to the progress of the three smaller nationalities, it need not operate prejudicially to English interests. As a matter of fact England itself does not at the moment enjoy self-government —the question whether it is to be ruled by a Radical or Conservative Government is settled for it by Celtic votes. But my main concern is not with the, predominant partner. What I rather prefer to urge is the great gain which would accrue to Wales were it allowed to shape, for instance, its educational policy from the University to the Elementary School. Welsh aspirations, ideals and needs in this respect differ greatly from those of England. Similarly with the Licensing question. Wales would deal much more courageously with all its thorny issues—a fact fully recognised in the last Licensing Bill. The great experiments tried in the United States and the Colonies, of making this very largely a matter of popular choice, would in some form or other be promptly adopted in the Principality. It would, however, specially emphasise the immense service, a National Chamber could render to the economic development of Wales. In agriculture, Ireland has in a very large measure secured Home Rule; while Wales has utterly failed to obtain any recognition of its especial needs. The result in Ireland is admirably summed up in the "Nation" of August 30th as follows: "The results of a f eiv -years' work on the lines of land purchase agricul- tural co-operation, and credit banks, are already sufficiently striking. Not only are new industries springing up, but existing industries are learning with the aid of new patriotism to capture the home market. The consequences are already apparent in the statistics of Irish trade. Though Irish imports have risen by five millions in as many years, yet the balance of trade which was against Ireland by over four mil- lions in 1904 is now a mere half-million sterling. The meaning of these figures is clear. The demand for skilled Irish labour at home is rising. The wages of the migratory harvester and the remit- tances of the American exile, which used to balance the national budget, are no longer the important items they were. Better still, the rate at which the life-blood of the nation was being drawn away in emigration has dropped from a yearly average of 40,000 to something nearer 25,000." What the intelligent and continuous co operation of the State with the agricul- turist is able to achieve is, perhaps, still more strikingly illustrated in the case of Denmark. From 1865 to 1874, the ex- port of home produced butter from
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Relwyskow at the Tony- pandy Hippodrome. Relwyskow, the champion light-weight wrestler, who is figuring at the Tonypandy Hippodrome this week, is only twenty- three years of age, but during the past three years he has probably Von more competitions than any man in the coun- try, and is still going ahead strongly. He is well acquainted with all styles of wrestling. He is a "picture artist" by profession, and took to wrestling when eighteen years of age as an amateur, training under Ernest Gruhn, brother to the trainer of Hackenschmidt. He had a startling experience in his first com- petition, having to retire with three ribs broken, but pluck is a big asset, and since then he has won over 350 competi- tions and nine championships, while he has been light-weight and middle-weight amateur champion of the world for some time. He won the former at the Olympic games, at the Stadium, London. WANTED TO WRESTLE IN CLOGS. Relwyskow, who has travelled all over the world fulfilling engagements, has had some amusing experiences. On one occa- sion in an English provincial town a man came over the stage to wrestle, and insisted on wearing clogs. The champion protested, and asked his opponent to remove them, but he refused. At length, however, he took off the footwear, but Relwyskow had then determined to tackle his man as he at first had wanted. The provincial, however, had the effrontery to remark that Relwyskow's courage was oozing away, whereupon the champion gave his visitor proof that such was not the case, and, ordering the man to pick up his ordinary clothing and clogs, escorted him out into the street, where the impudent one had the pleasure of donning his attire in the open street much to the amusement of the numerous per- sons who gathered around. THE NIGGER'S CRY. Once while in Chicago," says Relwyskow, my challenge was accepted by a huge negro, whose very appearance was calculated to strike terror into most people. I, however, took him on, and within a few minutes I had him fast in the scissors hold, and when I put on pres- sure the black simply yelled in fright. The audience shed tears of laughter at the remarkable development, and I was so convulsed myself that I almost let him go, especially when he cried out/ Oh, laws] massa God! If you're ever agwine to do anyfing for this nigger, now's your time.' WRESTLING WITH A "SPIRIT." One of my most amusing experiences was in a small north-country village. A stranger came on and accepted my chal- lenge, He made a splendid attempt, which, though unsuccessful, showed that he was no baby at wrestling. Out of curiosity I asked: Where did you learn wi-estliiig.P Imagine my surprise when, he replied: I have never had a lesson. I am a spiritualist. and was put under control before coming on the stage.' Desirous of securing any aid, if possible, in that direction, I arranged with him to go to a seance. My new acquaintance asked a few questions, and I considered the following gems Where is my father now ? The medium replied Your father, sir, is in Cadiz.' That cannot be,' replied my one-time opponent, as he died three years ago.' The medium, after a few moments' apparent thought, startled us with: Sir, there is no mis- take. The spirits tell me that your father is in Cadiz—the gentleman who died three years ago was not your father, but your mother's husband
Bob Berry v. Relwyskow. As a result of a challenge made by Bob Berry, the middle-weight champion wrestler, to Geo. De Relwyskow, the light-weight champion, these two men met at the second house at the Tony- pandy Hippodrome on Wednesday last. In the event of Berry staying with Relwyskow 15 minutes, the latter under- took to forfeit L5. During the first five minutes matters were pretty even; subse- quently Relwyskow had the upper hand, whilst the remainder of the fifteen minutes Berry assumed the defensive. We under- stand that another match is being made. The referees were Messrs. Badger and Leary.
"Incapable Miners' Leaders." Coalfield Said to Lose Nearly F.1,000,000 Per Annum. Challenge to Mr. W. Brace, M.P. Mr. J. B. Grant, one-time secretary of the Penygraig Democratic Club, and now self-appointed lecturer on the new coal- field agreements, issues a challenge to Mr. Wm. Brace, M.P., in a contemporary. What has particularly given offence to Mr. Grant is the declaration made by Mr. Brace at Caerphilly that there was not a (miners') leader who would be in- capable of bargaining for his own living. The men who could do the work of ad- ministering the Federation were capable of doing some other work, a,nd if the men were under the impression that the few pence they contributed stood between the leaders and starvation they were blindly mad. I am at present travelling the coal- field, and lecturing on the new coal agree- ments," declares Mr. Grant. I am blaming the leaders as being incapable of properly administering the Federation. I am showing by calculations made on a blackboard that through the leaders' in- capacity the old sliding-scale has been re- introduced, cut down to 7. per cent. advance to the shilling rise in the price of coal; that this involves a loss to the coalfield of not less than £ 780,000 a year; that now coal has risen above 14s. 9d. this loss approaches or exceeds £ 1,000,000 a year and that we are en- titled to at least 15 per cent, advance per shilling rise'instead of 7-J per cent. I also show that if the coalowners granted ,15 per cent. to the shilling they would still have a much larger increase on profits, than we on wages, and as we at present only receive 50 per cent., the coalowners are pocketing something like 1,700 per cent. advance on their profits at the standard. I blame the leaders for conceding an increase in cost of production, when we can prove that coal is produced more cheaply at the standard now than it has ever been. I point out that the leaders, while paid to look after our interests, have raised the price of colliery shares enabled shaky collieries to take a new lease of life, brightened the prospects of all coalowners, and spoiled our chance of a living wage. I blame Mr. Brace for stating in earlier days that the sliding- scale was contrary to the principles of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain, because under it selling price regulated wages; for beng mainly instrumental in abolishing the sliding-scale to enable us to enter the Miners' Federation of Great Britain, and for in 1910 consenting to an agreement which contains no other factor but selling price as a wage regulator. Incidentally, I blame the Miners' Fede- ration of Great Britain for declining to put in force the twentieth rule to enable us to resist an agreement which, if the previous statements were true, bars us out of membership. "I challenge Mr. Brace to meet me in debate on the contents of this letter, before a mass meeting in any of our larger coal centres and under an impar- tial chairman. I cannot contribute to the expenses of such meeting, but will bear all my own expenses, and if Mr. Brace can prove me wrong I will acknowledge my defeat and terminate my lecturing tour."
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Caught in Machinery. A serious accident occurred at Thomas and Evans' mineral water factory on Wednesday morning. Whilst Me Maggs, a young woman of 18, was passing one of the machines, her hair got caught in the shafting, with the result that a piece of her scalp was completely torn off her head. Medical aid was immediately secured and the young girl was conveyed at once to the Cardiff Infirmary. Her recovery is confidently anticipated.
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Denmark was 130,000 cwts. per annum. In 1908, this had increased to 1,778,000 cwts. The policy of afforestation. too. is one admittedly suited to certain of the more mountainous districts of Wales, and if pushed with energy and vigour, would eventually result in a substantial economic gain. The value of our mountain ranges, too, as watersheds, while much appreciated by the great urban populations of Liverpool, Birmingham, and now Birkenhead, brings no advantage to Wales as a whole, and these wealthy urban communities might very fitly pay reasonable toll to a Welsh National Development Fund. The potentialities of our mountain lakes and waterfalls as sources of electric power can, of course only be assctssed accurately by experts, but in this respect the Report of the American Consul-General, Mr. Winslow, of Stockholm, is not without interest. He states that- The water power of Sweden is esti- mated to be able to furnish 10,000,000 horse-power if properly handled. This energy can be made available for at least nine months of the year. The State at present owns 277 falls, the largest of which is Trollhatten, which is expected to produce 80,000 horse- power. The British Consul, Mr. Villiers, of Stockholm, also writes: It might be expected that the con- tinuous development of water power would have brought about a permanent diminution in the importation of coal, but this does not appear to be the case, for the need of coal for purposes of transport and manufacture increases in proportion as the water power industry develops. So that apparently a more vigorous industrial life in North Wales, based upon its resources in water power, would further stimulate the coal trade alike of North and South Wales. I do 'not for a. moment suggest that the resources of Wales are comparable with those of Sweden. I only claim that this, and other similar problems, could usefully and profit- ably engage the energies of a Welsh National Chamber. I claim that this policy of Federal Home Rule is entirely consistent with Liberal policy, and not necessarily antagonistic to an enlightened Unionism. As the "Daily News in its issue of August 5th admirably puts it: The nationalities within the British Isles are the natural units for devo- lution. and their nationalisation does not take from but strengthens a common Imperial patriotism." Mr. Birrell also recently declared:- Federation must begin with Home Rule for Ireland. England has indeed an overwhelming case for a Parliament of her own. She does justice to no one-not even to herself. I believe Federation here at-home is ripening for rapid and speedy decision. Such a Federation would be able to find room for our dominions overseas when they wished to come in. We should then have a truly Imperial Parliament free from all local detail and business, with time to set about the greatest task mortal can be engaged in—the securing of good government to as many of the inhabi- tants of the world as are combined within the sway of a. great Empire." —I remain, yours truly, EDW. T. JOHN. Llanidan Hall, Llanfair P.G., Anglesey, 27th August, 1910.