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Write, Box 16, Leader" Oflice, Tonypandy. c2l6i8O EDUCATIONAL. INES' Inspectorate, &c., Colliery JJLL Managers' Exam's.—Postal lessons. Mining, surveying, electricity, mining mathe- matics.—Write for Syllabuses, "Cambrian Mining School," Porth. 273/79 MUSICAL. WADDINGTON & SONS, Ltd. The Old Firm, Post Office Buildings, Porth. HAT happy hours your family might have, if you bought them a Wadding- ton & Sons' Piano. HUNDREDS of Homes this Christmas JLL will be made bright and happy by Father buying a Waddington & Sons' Piano. I ?I HftN if other homes$an be made bright and happy, wliy not jours V when Waddington <& Sons, Ltd., are offering the following bargains. ,t 9 8 Payable 10/6 monthly, dUA-1 10 This is a real good sound Piano, a rich full tone and all the latest im. provements. Warranted ten years. Tuned for one year. Liberal discount for cash. ~I tfV*' PayabIe 11/6 monthly, ,0 1U a line Piano in walnut case, all the latest improvements. Don't be persuaded to go elsewhere until you have seen this instrument. Warranted ten years, tuned for one year.. Liberal discount for cash. A CASH. Good American Organ, very <55241: little used. See this, its a gem for the money. ADDINGTON & Sons, Ltd., Post Office Buildings, Porth. 525 1 ET your Pianofortes Tuned before the r holidays by an experienced tuner; terms, 3f6.-Send post card to E. J. Griffiths, Pianoforte Tuner, 2, Old Farm Road, Porth. 293/78 WAITED Powerful Soprano (Welsh pre- ferred) to join Quartette, Music Halls; experience unnecessary.—Apply stating parti- culars, Williams, 5, Alexander Street, Neath. 295/78 !a m lm Miss May John, R.A.M. SOPRANO (Double Medallist), open to accept engagements for Oratorio, Ballad and Miscellaneous Concerts.—Apply, Brynawelon," Mount Pleasant, Porth. c276/79 Ernest Ceorge Cove, Assistant Master, also Scout' and Fluellen Welsh Pageant, late of Messrs. William Mollison's and Ian Maclaren's Shakespearean Companies, is prepared to accept engagements during coming season. A repertoire of nearly one hundred recitations, classical and modern, humorous, dramatic and character. Dramatic Societies organised for production of Shakes- pearean and Welsh plays, will undertake entire stage direction and advise on scenery, costumes, etc., or superintend initial and final rehearsals of Welsh and English plays, children's operettas, etc. Private tuition given to ministers, public speakers and reciters in Elocution, Gesture and Deportment. For terms, Press nodces, etc., apply 24, Herbert Street, Treorchv. ALEX. M. THOMAS (AP TYDFIL), Professor of the Violin, Diplomee Leipzig Conservatoire, Germany Pupil of Hans Sitt, Arno Hilf, and Senor Arboa, London) Has a few Vacancies for Pupils. Recent Examiiaation 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. 33 CHURCH AND CHAPEL ORGANS BUILT ON THE LATEST SYSTEMS, Tracker, Pneumatic, and Electro-Pneumatic, with per set rPDetition, 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 ARTIFICIAL LEGS, Surgical Boots, De- JETL formity Steels, Hands, Arms, Crutches, "Steelless Easifit" Truss. Lady Attendant. Ladies, Abdominal Belts, Trusses, Domen Belts and Belt Corsets. Elastic Stockings. Nat Tel. 1282. Allen Pierce, 23, Charles St., (off Queen Street), Cardiff. 428 MONEY. 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"č- "t: LuuUh BAKING PoSl ■Um9E Genuine only in packet* and tina I | bearing the well-laiovfp LabeL 1 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 strengthens the Hair. In tins 4M. and 9d., postage Id. George W. Harrison, Chemist, Reading. Sold bv 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. c.218/29 ADVICE FPLEE for Stamp.—Mrs. steward Lady Specialist.—Address, 9, Guinea Street, Bristol. 66/782 JJUTIES ON LAND VAL-U, ES. (Finance (1909-10) Act, 1910.) Persons desirous of assistance in filling up Land Tax forms should apply to E. T. Davies & Co., Licensed Valuers, Victoria Chambers (next door to Post Office), Pentre. 426 E. DAVIES, Auctioneer, Accountant, House and Estat e Agent, MAESYRHAF, TYLORSTOWN. Nat. Tel. No. 14 Ferndale. Properties Negotiated. Mortgages Arranged. Valuations made. Rents Collected. Distance no object. 353 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. 47 OWMAMAN, ABERDARE. flnnual Coilap jiospiial Eisteddfod WHIT-TUESDAY, 1911. Adjudica tsrs- Music: D. C. WILLIAMS, Esq., Muc. Bac.: E. T, DAVIFIS, Esq., F.R.C.O. Literature DYFNALLT. ITEMS. Male Voice.—" Walpurga (Hegar). Prizes, £ 25 and £ 10 Mixed Oiioral. The Lord is my Shepherd" (S. Davies). Prize, £ 20. Juvenile Choirs.—"Awn i Chwareuyn yr Eira" (P. Edwards). Prizes, R-8, £ 3, and Y-1. Action Song.-PrizeA, f;3, L2, and Ll. Boys' Choir.—Prizes, £ 3 and £ 1. Brass Bands (Class B). Ambulance. —Prize. £ 6 6s. Ode.—Prize, £2 2s. and a Chair. Elegy.- Prize, £11s. Quartette.—Prize, P,3 3s. Duett.—Prize, £ 2 2s., and a Guinea each for the Solos-Vocal and Instrumental. Also very substanM.) rrizes for Recitations, Transla- tion, Essay, Englyn, Penillion Singing, Brush Drawing, Photography, &c. Programmes, post free, 21d., to be had from the Secreta,ries-A. W. HUMPHREYS, Godreaman. Aberdare. DAVID REES, Llwydcoed House, Godreaman, Aberdare. N.B.-A splendid G.W.R. Car Service will run between Aberdare and Cwmaman. 518 LLANBRADACH Fourth Annual Eisteddfod and Competitive Concert, Easter Tuesday, April 18, 1911. Male Voice Choir, "Martyrs of Arena" £ 20 0 0 Juvenile Choir, To-day and To-morrow" (Morella C. James) £6 0 0 Solos, 41 Is. Od,; Duett, Ll 10s. Od.; Double Quartette, 43 Os. Od.; Pianoforte Solos and Recitations. Competitive Goncert. Champion Solo (own selection), Silver Cup value 42 2s. and tl Is in cash Champion English Recitation (own selection), Silver Cup valu e £ 2 2s. and £1 Is. in cash. Champion Welsh Recitation (own selection), Silver Cup value Z9, 2s. and iel 1 s. in cash. Programmes Id. each, post free lid., to be obtained from the Hon. Sec., JAMES EVANS, Glen View Llanbradach. 515 SCHOLASTIC B OOK I JQEPOT J. H. DYEP LATE MANAGER FOR THE SCHOLASTIC TRADING COMPANY (CARDIFF). Account Books from 6d. upwards. Office Files 1/- each, 10/6 per dozen. Diaries for 1911. Blue Black Ink, 1/- size for 9d. Graph Copiers from 2/6 each. Wedding Cards and Xmas Greeting Cards, Specimen Books now ready, PENS. INK. PAPER. DISCOUNT 3d. IN THE 1/- OFF BOOKS NOT NETT .+-: pARK HALL BUILDINGS, 95, QUEEN STREET, CARDIFF. 491 J. KINSTLEY Watchmaker and Jeweller TONYPANDY. Established 1874. GREAT SALE NOW ON! Watches, Clocks, Silver & Electro- Plate Jewellery GBpO! of all kind. Engage, Keeper, & Wed- jjpl' ding Rings, Brooches, Earrings, Lockets, Neck- lets, Photo Pendants, Bracelets. Good, and Very Cheap, in Great Variety. Special Show in the Fancy Goods Department Of best and most useful Presents for Christmas and New Year. Ladies and Gents' Dressing Cases, Cigar, Cigarette and Jewel Cases. A fine selection of Pipes, Pouches, Purses Good Toys and Dolls at tremendously low prices. 441 Rhondda. and Swansea Bay Railway, -+' PASSENGER TRAIN ARRANGEMENTS CHRISTMAS. 1910. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23rd.—Market Tickets will be issued to Port Talbot (Aberavon Station), Neath, find Swansea. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24th.-Ex- cursion Tickets vvMil be issued to New- castle Jfimlyn, Cardigan, AiluKYSTWYTH and other stations 111 West Wales via Triton Ferry trom Tatt Vale and Rhondda and (Swansea liay Railway Stations, and a SPECI-AL, THROUGH TKAIJN from PONTYPRIDD and other T.V.R. and R. & S.B. tttiolls will be run via Court Wart Junction to Llanolly, CARMAR- THEN. and all .stations oeyond, with Thfougti Coaches to ABEil i:ST W'YTil. In connection with this Special Train a Road Motor Car will run trom Lainpeter I to Aberayron and from Llandyssil to New Wuay. The 11 p.m. Market Train from Swan- sea will be extended to Treherbert. The G.W.R. Down, Train due to leave Briton jj'erry at 4.ù4 p.m. will convey passengers for stations between Carmar- xjien ana .Newcastle Jfcimivn. The G.W.R. Down Train due to leave Port Talbot at 20.il p.m. will convey passengers lor ail stations between Swan- .sea; and Carmarthen, except Carmarthen Junction. MARKET TICKETS. will be issued to PORT TALBOT (Aberavon Station;), iNHiA'TH and S W AN SEA, and the usual Saturday Service of Trains will be run. CHRISTMAS. MORNING, DECEMBER 25th.— £ *ov the convenience of SHOP ASSISTANTS AND OTHERS a SPECIAL uttiAiiN will leave at 12.30 a.m. (Sunday morning, after the arrival ol tue 'iaif Vale train due at Treherbert at 12.19 a.m.) for all stations to owansea. There will be no connec- tion for iNeath. This train will form a connection with a. SPECIAL G.W.R. DOWN TRAIN which will be due to leave Briton Jb'erry at 2 a.m. Connecting trains off the latter will run on the undermentioned Branch -Liiies.- Llanelly to Brynamman and Llan- dovery, Carmarthen to NEWCASTLE EMLYN and ABERYSTWYTH. Whitlancl to Cardigan. Whitland to Pembroke Dock. Clynderwen to jiVishguard and Good- wick (via Rosebush). Johnston to Milford Haven. There will also be Motor Car connec- tions from Llandyssil to New Quay, Laitpeter to Aberayron., and from Car- marthen to Llanstephan. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25th (CHRIST- MAS DAY).—The usual Sunday Service of Trains will run. MONDAY, DECEMBER 26th (BOXING DAY).—The Saturday Service of Trains (with certain exceptions) will run, and the 11 p.m. train from Swansea will be extended to Treherbert. A Special Passenger Train will leave Treherbert at 11.25 a.m. for Swansea., calling at all intermediate stations. TICKETS will be issued to PORT TALBOT (Aberavon Station) NEATH and SWANSEA. } TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27th.—The Saturday Service of Trains (with certain exceptions) will run, and the 11 p.m. train from Swansea will be extended to Treherbert. EXCURSION TICKETS, will be issued to PORT TALBOT (Aberavon Station), NEATH and SWANSEA. For particulars of times, conditions, and further information see bills, which may be obtained at the Booking Offices. JOHN DAVID, Swansea, General Manager. December 18th, 1910. 523 Public Notices. Rhondda Urban District. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a Special Meeting of the Rhondda Urban District Council, Cctlled in pur- suance of the Borough Funds Acts, 1872 and 1903, and held on Friday, the 9th day of December, 1910, the following resolutions were passed by an absolute majority of the whole number of the said Council (namely): — I.-Tha,t the Council do make applica- tion in the next Session of "Parliament for an Act for effecting all or some of the following objects and purposes, namely: (1) To extend the period for the con- struction of authorised waterworks and to empower the Council to con- struct new waterworks and to pur- chase lands in connection therewith. (2) To authorise the Council to acquire certain pieces of land as sites for the erection of refuse destructors and also for the construction of a station or stations for generating electrical energy in connection with the Council's proposed electric lighting undertaking and to con- struct an approach road to one of such sites. (3) To empower the Council to take a supply of electrical energy in bulk for the purposes of their proposed electric lighting, ndertaking from the Rhondda Tramways Company, Limited. (4) To authorise the Council to provide and let for hire electric lines and other fittings and to undertake the free wiring of houses for electric lighting and other purposes. (5) To authorise the conveyance of the refuse of the district on the existing and authorised Tramways within the district. (6) To confirm, if necessary, the lease by the Council to the Rhondda Tramways Company, Limited, of the generating station authorised by the Rhondda Urban District Council (Tramways. &c.) Act. 1902. (7) To provide for the levelling and sewering of new streets before the erection of buildings. (8) To empower the Council to borrow money for any of the purposes of the Bill and to ratify expenditure already made upon the waterworks of the Council. (9) To confer on the Council all such powers, rights and privileges in refer- ence to the aforesaid matters as may be considered expedient. 2.-That the costs, charges and ex- penses of or in relation to the said appli- cation be paid by the Council and charged on the District Fund and General District Rate or other the public funds or rates under the control of the Council. Dated this 12th day of December, 1910. W. P. NICHOLAS, Clerk to the Council. Rhondda Urban District. XN PURSUANCE of the provisions of the Borough Funds Act, 1S72, Notice is here- by given that a Special Meeting of the Rhondda Urban District Council will beld in the Council Chamber at I'entre in the said District, on Friday, the Gtli day of January, District, on Friday, the Gtli day of January, 1911, at ;» o'clock in the Afternoon, to take into consideration and determine upon the expediency of confirming the propriety of promoting the Bill, intituled A Bill to "anthorise the Rhondda Urban District Council to construct additional Waterworks and to confer further powers upon the "Council in regard to their Water Under- staking and the supply of Electricity and "for other purposes" which has been (le- posited in Parliament pursuant to the 1 Resolution of the Council passed at a Meeting held on the ninth day of December, 1910. Dated this 24th day of December, 1910. W. P. NICHOLAS, 524 Clerk to the Council. MOLESKIN Competition. Prizes value Twelve Guineas. Half a million skins wanted. Also wanted Cat, Otter, Badger, Haie and Rabbit Skins. Top prices paid. Write Watson & Co., 49, Gt. Queen Street, Ivingsway, London, W.C. 506 If Treoh Gwiad nag Aralwydd." EXCELSIOR SUM LKM MGS- DE WINTON STREET, TONYPANDY Telephone No. 77 P.O. Tonypandy. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1910. V V V V V V1' .,¡: ')( ,x' yX" '/y( v > X>. XV, XX A X >. XA XX X> X X FX XX xx X X X We wish all our readers a I Merry Yule-tide "ell x k V1' V1* V "-v-' xx x/ v• xx v V '■"•><* xx xx xx xx xx Xx A x >i xx xx x x x
EDITORIAL NOTES. I Happy Christmas greetings in the ,g I Rhondda at this festive season do not seem to accord wiftl the surrounding con- ditions, but we must, nevertheless, ex- change our good wishes with our readers. Those who are in affluence, and not oppressed by the problems of ways and means, can help to make the lot of those who amongst us are deprived of the normal amenities in the usual substan- tial form. We are glad to find that the stream of benevolence and charity has been running with steady flow of good- will. Indeed, though every section of the community has had their resources I restricted, it is evidence of good Chris- tian possession to find that the organ- isations of charity, amongst us have not failed for want of strenuous efforts in sustained self-sacrifice, and that the chil- dren, at any rate, in the Mid-Rhandda district are being nobly helped to forget the fact that they are in the midst of an industrial strife. There is compensation in every crisis, and these beautiful virtues of charity, sympathy, and fellow feeling come forth with conspicuous ardour to remind us that human nature of the noblest kind still lives to sway and move us to sweet and reconciling moods. We are glad that the Council and the Schools are playing the human part so strongly in this work of relieving distress. We I cannot overlook—and we must not forget in the future—the day by day working vigilance of the Distress Committees and the organisations of the Schools through Mr. Berry and his noble colleagues—the teachers and others. It is in times like the present that the parents realise the paternal relationship which lies u nder- neath connecting the teacher and taught. In the ordinary routine of life, we see in the community of the School but the mere instructorship of dry technicalities, and it is only when periods of distress overtake the scholars that we can under- stand 'with significance the depth of the, connection, that exists between the mem- bers of our school families. In this crisis the Education Authority is acting nobly, but the spirit of their good "intention would avail but little if it were not taken up with the hearty enthusiasm of the School staffs. Let this fact be noted. that ungrudging overtime and' holiday time are readily and willingly given at the Schools whenever scholars are in need. We wish also to recognise the outside friends who are in daily activity helping and aiding the benevolent municipal spirit which has been shown by the repre- sentatives of the people. This should not be forgotten. This, we think, is but the bare reward that should legitimately be given. The miner of the real type does not forget, but there is a spirit abroad that does not realise the gifts of sym- pathy at their true work. It is a sort of spirit which thinks this should be done as a matter of course. We nlust not, however, forget that this exalted and unadulterated human nature is not too much in evidence in these keen rivalry- actuated times, and therefore encourage- ment in thought, deed, and action should never be withheld. It is hoped that the industrial deadlock will soon be removed. Surely, conciliatory methods and their potent influences are not exhausted. If either side stand to an obstinate attitude and bar the way to an amicable under- standing, it will incur a serious responsi- bility. There must be an end to all things. There are works and workers, and the sooner there is reconciliation the better for the community at large. We are glad, therefore, to note that there are overtures in contemplation, and if these are to be made facts with hopes for them, sooner the better the leaders on both sides meet and hammer out their differ- ences with the full consent and powers of those they represent.
One of Mabon's staunchest sunoorters at the recent election was the Rev. D. J. Perrott, Pentre. The rev. gentleman, who has only lately undertaken the pastorate of Zion (E.B.) Church, is a racy and fluent speaker. He is an ardent advo- cate of progress and freedom, and some of his best sayings concerned that hoary obstacle, the House of Lords. Possessed of a strong character he is sure to make his influence felt as much in the Rhondda as in the Forest of Dean, where he laboured with, much success before accept- ing his present charge.
Theatre Royal, Tonypandy. The splendid series of pictures shown on the American. Animatograph at the Theatre Royal continues to draw crowded houses twice nightly to this popular place of amusement. One of the features this week is the, splendid picture, Uncle Tom's Cabin," which is shown in addi- tion to a charming variety of other interesting and amusing films.
Empire, Tonypandy The Empire maintains its excellent standard again this week, some very popular pictures being shown. Amongst them are Gold Rose," a pantomime, in colour cinematography. This film is an extraordinary one. Lieut. Rose and the Gun Runners is another very popular picture. Other pictures include Cowpunchers' Ward," Theatre Pass," A Little Mother," "Tontoline as a Ballet Girl," Nurse's Trunk," and The Gold Seekers."
New Hippodrome, Tonypandy. The opening of Mr. Will Stone's New Hippodrome took place on Monday night when an excellent programme of pictures was submitted. Long before opening time large crowds assembled outside, anxiious to view the interior of the new building, and to witness the first of Mr. Stone's excellent shows. Shortly after the doors were opened, every seat was occupied, as well as the standing room. When the curtain was' raised. the Tonypandy Hibernia Band (conducted by Mr. G. H. Thomas) rendered a selection rafter which Mr. and Mrs. Stone put in an appearance, and were enthusiastically cheered. Mr. Stone, in the course of his speech, said that it was more than ordinary patronage that filled the hall that night. It was a sense of friendship between proprietors -and patrons, and he wanted that friend- ship to continue (hear, hear). He thanked the: audience for the reception, they had given him. A question had been asked as to why he had opened in such distress- ful times. The distress and strife made it all the more necessary for him to open, 9.8 he intended to give the profits: of every show, until tlie men go back to work; to the Central Distress Committee (loud ap- plause). He did not intend to make any profit for himself while the; men were out.. but he would run the Hippodrome for the people (applause). The band played 11 For he's a jolly good fellow," and the audience joined in. God save the King finished the opening ceremony. The pictures: included Uncle Tom's Cabin," a superb representation in pic- ture of Mrs. Beecher Stowe's world-famed novel. Other pictures were Hawkins' Trained Dogs," A Regatta on the Mekong," a most interesting and instruc- tive film, A Boarding House Romance," Foolshead in the Lion's Den," "Wilson's Wife's Countenance," and Mario,s Swan Song." A change of programme. takes place on Thursday.
Palace, Porth. The star turn of an excellent pro- gramme submitted at the Palace this week are the Ronnies, in a double juggling pot- pourri act, including the "Death Spring." More remarkable feats in juggling can scarcely be imagined' than those per- formed by these dexterous conjurers, who are showered with applause. Gladys Wells, a charming young Yorkshire con- tralto, wins great admiration. Possessing a full, round voice, with splendid com- pass, she is much appreciated. Very clever is Henry Keeble, the incomparable ventriloquist. Keeble's wit is uncommonly keen and excites roars of laughter. The Cinema portion of the programme is of absorbing interest to all, excellent pic- tures being exhibited. These include A Life for a Life," a magnificent tableau; Australian Fire Brigade Manoeuvres," A Valet's Vindication," "Wiffles Tries Work," Dissolving the Government," and last, but by no means least, A Cow- boy's Stratagem."
Tivoli, Pentre. —•— An unique feature of the performance* at the Tivoli this week is that the dramas a,re performed twice in the same evening. This is partly accomplished by curtailing the intervals between the Acts. Mr. Percy Norman's company has produced the two plays, A Woman Worth Win- ning and Trilby," with success for a considerable period, so that good houses are assured for the week. On Monday evening at the second performance there was a creditable performance of the first- named great domestic and military play, dealing with Russian life. including punishment in Siberia. The final scene, in which revenge is wrought upon the villain and the former prisoners become free, is exceedingly well acted, and the reproduction of a fiery mine evokes loud applause. Mrs. Charles Sugden's visit to the Tivoli Theatre. Pentre, next wees will be welcomed with delight by the play- going public, with whom she is a very great favourite. Her wonderful por- trayals of Zaza," The Second Mrs. Tanqueray," Camille," and other char- acters are so well known that it is hardly necessary to recall her great histrionic efforts. She will now appear in an entirely new drama, The Ruin of Her Life," written by Mrs. Morton Powell, in which she will play Mary Macaire," a part specially written for her, and which will give full scope to her emotional powers. The play treats of the great social problems, the training of a child and the prison laws. Mrs. Sugden is supported by artistes of high repute.
Workmen's Hall, Ferndale. The Silver King," the late Wilson aTrett's great drama, is to be staged at the Workmen's Hall, Ferndale, next week by Messrs. O. M. Polini and Austin Melford's company. Wilfred Denver is played by Mr. A. H. Rooke. The char- acter, which opens out an almost illimit- able field for the exhibition of the highest histrionic attainments, and is worthy the genius of a Henry Irving, is played by Mr. Rooke with the force and loving spirit of an actor who thoroughly recog- nises the chances within his grasp. His whole energy is in the work, the result being a masterly execution of a masterly conception. "Nellie Denver" is played with great force by Miss Margaret Cloud, whilst prominent in the dramatis personge are the elegantly evening dressed burgling gentlemen. Captain Skinner, a cool scoundrel, capitally played by Mr. St. George Lowther, and the humorous, faithful, old servant Jaikes, a well-drawn character, from which Mr. E. J. George extracts a vast amount of fun and sym- pathetic applause. It is interesting to note that Mr. George has appeared in the part of Jaikes for 27 years, which is surely a record for any living actor.
Colliery Agent Honoured. Presentations to Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Jones, Fernhill. A public meeting was held at the Fernhill Institute, Treherbert, on Satur- day last for the purpose of handing over to Councillor and Mrs. D. R. Jones tokens of the esteem in which they were held by the employees of Fernhill and North Dunraven Collieries, from the management of which Mr. Jones recently retired after a. period of service extend- ing over twenty years. Outside friends also subscribed generously to the testi- monial in recognition of Mr. Jones' many excellent qualities as a representative of the people both upon the old Ystrady- fodwg School Board and afterwards upon the' Rhondda Urban District Council. The presentation consisted of a roll-top desk in polished solid walnut, a. solid marble clock of beautiful design, whilg to Mrs. Jones was given a magnificent diamond and pearl brooch and pendant with chain, and earrings. I Mr. D. It. jONE. The meeting was presided over by Mr. G. Matthews who had worked as a miner under Mr. Jones for many years. Mr. Isaac Lewis, of Tynewydd, having opened the proceedings with a song, the follow- ing persons supported the chairman in oaying high tribute to the many excel- lent qualities of the recipients:—Mr. D. E. Jones (under-manager). Mr. Daniel Davies (miner), Councillor Enoch Davies, J.P., Mr. David Johnson (under-manager), Rev. T. Davies (C.M. minister), Mr. Thos. Davies (miner), Dr. and Mrs. Hinde, Mr. J. Phelps (under-manager), and Councillor W, H, Morgan (miners' secretary). ( Mrs. 3>. R. JONES. The speakers referred to the many: advantages now enjoyed by the inhabi- tants of Blaenrhondda. which were in a. large measure attributable to the bene- ficent and untiring energies of Mr. Jones. When he came to the district in 1890, the collieries were in a state of decline, and the neighbourhood was a picture of stagnation and despair. By dint of initiative, enterprise and industry, Mr. Jones infused new life into the whole locality in a few years, and the dis- mantled appearance, of some of the neigh- bouring collieries was no longer an eye- sore. It is to the credit of Mr. Jones that this transformation was wrought without a suspicion of neglect of duty in respect of the preservation of the life and limbs of the workmen under his charge, and in defiance of the theory that good conditions of employment are not conducive to the welfare of the em- ployer. When he resigned the manage- ment of the collieries, the output and number of men had increased six-fold, and that the collieries were left by him as a "going concern" is amply borne out by the testimony of the special article which has the place of honour in Mr. Joseph Davies' "Coal Annual" for the present year. Mention was also made of Mr. Jones' many social activities and his efforts on the School Board to make school accom- modation and teaching staff keep pace with the increasing population and the ever-growing educational needs of the children. As a member of the Rhondda Urban District Council, he evinced snemial interest in the engineering problems which confronted the Water Committee in their endeavour to secure absolute immunity to the district from the ravages of a water famine. No small share of the encomiums of the evening were showered on Mrs. Jones, who had always nobly seconded her husband's good efforts and had ever taken deep interest in all charitable movements of both a local and national character. A very pleasant evening was brought to a close with the singing of Hen Wlad fy Nhadau," Mr. Jones himself conducting the 'audience in a manner reminiscent of the days when his aspira- tions lay in the direction of choral con- ducting at Abercarn.
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