& -_+- BLAOK'S BOOKS OF REFERENCE. WHO'S WHO, 1910. Crown Sve., cloth. | Price tOs net. 1 Or bound in full red leather, with rounded corners and gilt 1 edges. Price 12s. 6cf. net. I b This year's issue contains about 23,000 biographies. I WHO'S WHO YEAR-BOOK, 1910. I I Crown Svo., limp cloth cover. Price ts. net. I Important and useful tables, formerly incorporated in I Who's \ho." ENGLISHWOMAN'S YEAR-BOOK AND DIRECTORY, 1910. crownsvo., cloth. | Edited by G. E. MITTON. Price 2s. 6d. net. THE WRITERS' AND ARTISTS' YEAR-BOOK, I9!0. A Directory for Writers^ 1 Artists, aad Photographers. Fifth Year of New Issue. | Crown 8vo., cloth. Price net. A. and C. BLACK, Soho Square, London, W. "I T 1' mmmmS EDWARDS BROS., D. H. Edwards-Isaac Edwards, Auctioneers, Accountants, AND Estate Agents, CAMBRIA CHAMBERS, DOWLAIS, üJ) CENTRAL CHAMBERS, OVER GUNSON'S STOKES, HIGH STREET, MERTHYR TYDFIL. Please Note Change of Address of Merthyr I Office. MARKET HALL, PONTYPOOL. SECOND GRAXD CHAIR I EISTEDDFOD ON I ASTER-TUESDAY, MAR. 29, 1910.1 OVER £100 IN PRIZES. A GRAND MUSICAL TREAT. ALSO I A GRAND CONCERT. Some in your Thousands. All Particulars may be obtained from I THE SECRETARY, 17, NICHOLAS STREET, PONTYPOOL. Too Late for Classification. APARTMENTS wanted tor single gentleman, with homely people.—Apply to Mr. HUMPHREYS, Iron- monger, High-screet, Mertbvr. M 12 BAY PONY, ]2-2, unbroken' believed to be in foal. sell, bargain or exchange pisrs reason for gelling keep straying. Also good Pony Trap with brake. £ 4.— WILKS, 23, Tram-road, Merthyr. M 86
I LOCAL INTELLIGENCE (CONTINUED.) Av_W_ I GREAT FOOTBALL MATCH.—On Saturday Afternoon, at 3.45, a special train will leave Merthyr for Aberdare, where Merthyr and Ton Pentre will meet in the semi-final for the South Wales cup. MERTHYR VALE QUADRILLE BAND, all expert musicians, conductor, Mr. W. J. Parte, are open I to receive engagements for balls, house parties, Ac. Terms moderate. Apply, W. J. Parte, Merthyr Vale. ART EXHIBITION.—The art exhibition at Oyfarthfa Castle is still open, and now that the Museum Act has been adopted by the Corpora- tion it is unlikely that the gallery will be closed, Several interesting features have been added Y.M.C.A.—A big effort is to be made to raise the necessary funds to complete the building flow in process of erection at Merthyr. The lrrayor and Mayoress have taken the matter up vith commendable zeal, and it is probable that a big bazaar will be held in the autumn. WHIST DRIVE AND DANCE.—The first annual Association Football whist drive and dance will be held at the Drill Hall, Merthyr, on Wed- j nesday, March 16th, and promises to be a huge Buccess. Tickets have sold well, and arrange- ments for a thoroughly enjoyable evening are Complete. Complete. V MERTHYR WORKHOUSE.—Mr. D. J. Williams, the master, acknowledges receipt of newspapers and magazines for the use of the inmates, from Mr. Nibloe, Tydfil House; Mrs. Jones, Vulcan House; Mrs. Harris, Courtland-terrace: Mr. Alfred Lewis, 10 Thomas-street; the Librarian, Arcade Free Library; and the Pentrebach Conservative Club. PARTNERSHIP DISSOLVED.—Thomas Edward Adams and Frank Bellham. carrying on business as Adams and Bellam," at 50, Glebeland- Btreet, Merthyr, bakers and confectioners. Dissolved by mutual consent from March 5th, 1910. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Frank Bellam, who will continue carrying on the business at the same address. j MERTHYR HOSPITAL.-Tiie adjourned annual meeting of Governors is announced for Thursday next, the 17th inst. A great amount of interest is being taken in this meeting. The two women candidates who are standing for the vacancies on the Board are being heartily supported, and the general public are anxious they should he elected. It is, therefore, important that all those eligible and desirous of this should make aa effort to attend and secure the election of these two ladies, who are in every way fitted for the duties of the position. ASSIZE CASES.—At the Assizes on Wednesday, Emma Williams (33), was found guilty of un- lawfully wounding Eliz. Ann Davies, at Merthyr, ra December 27th. Prisoner forced her way into prosecutrix's house, and seized her arm with her teeth, inflicting a lacerated wound. Sen- tenced to live months' imprisonment.—Florence Sullivan (23), labourer, pleaded guilty to in- dicting greivous bodily harm upon Robert Barrett, at Merthyr, on October 19th, and his Lordship, describing the assault as entirely unprovoked, sentenced him to eight months' imprisonment with hard labour.—There was a bad record against William Christy (27), lanoui'er, who pleaded guilty to burglariously entering the house of Henry Lambourne, at Merthyr, and was sent to prison for six weeks' hard labour. HOCKEY.-The Merthyr rink hockey team played a match at Neath last Thursday against the Neath ladies, on the Gnoll rink. The Mer- thyr team was composed of Miss K. Dunstas (goal); Miss C. O'Donnell, Miss Peggyy Lewi; (capt.), Miss N. Dunstan, and Miss M. Evans reserve, Miss E. Rees. After a hard fought game Neath wdh by six goals to nil. This heavy defeat does not in any way reflect on the Merthyr ladies, who played a very plucky game. They were handicapped owing to the very large floor of the Neath rink, and they have been accustomed to play on a small rink. In the evening a match was played at the Crown rink, Neath, between Merthyr and Neath gentlemen. The Merthyr team were :—Goal- keeper, G. V. Jenkins; J. Hay ward (capt.) A. Hughes, B. Howtield; reserve, C. Kindsev. The teams made three goals each, and for Merthyr Mr. Hughes scored two and Mr. J. Hayward one goal. It was an interesting and well played game; TERRITORIALS.—At the class of instruction for N.C.O.'s, held on Wednesday night, at the orderly room, Merthyr Detachment, the subject was map reading* Col.Serg.t -1nst. Gregory explained the elementary principles and the conventional signs. Further lectures on this subject will be given during the season. Xext week Lieut. H. H. Sou they will read a paper on "Intelligence and Re?onnaisance." to which map reading applies. The subject will be treated on general lines, and historical examples given. All Territorials interested may attend these classes. VAXITY HER U-NDOI-Na.-At the Assizes, on Wednesday, Jessie Thompson (27), a resoeetably v dressed woman, pleaded guilty to stealing a fur necklet, value £9 98., the property of R. T. Jones & Company, Merthyr, on the 12th October. Mr. St. John Francis Williams, for the defence, stated that prisoner had had an unhappy married life, and since leaving her husband had earned her living as a barmaid. His Lord- ship said prisoner's vanity had been her undoing, but in vic-v of the evidence of character he would bind her over in her own recognisances of f20 to come up for illdgmnt if called upon. G.W.R. TEMPERANCE U.Nio.N,The monthly meeting of the Merthyr branch was held in the general waiting-room, on Sunday evening, the chairman, Mr. J. G. Lucas, presiding. After the singing of a hymn the chairman offered prayer. Miss Maurice rendered a solo, "Hosan- nah." The Rev. H. Andrews gave an address on Socialism and Christianity," which was very attentively listened to and enjoyed by all. Owing to the time being limited he was unable to complete his address and members are looking forward to another visit-.—Mr. D. R. Evans, a prominent and coming singer, sang Abide with me" in a pleasing manner. After a few brief words of tnanks from the chairman to those who had taken part the secretary presented his report. A vote of sympathy was passed with Mr. J. G. Lucas, the chairman and bereaved family at the loss of his youngest sister, Winifred, aged lo years, who passed away at Pontypridd, after a short illness. The meeting was closed with prayer by the Rev. H. Andrews. POST OFFICE CONCERT.—On Wednesday night an interesting entertainment was aiven at Tydfil Hall, in aid of the Rowland Hill Benevolent Fund for the relief of the widows and orphans of post office officials, and necessitous employees. Mr: S. D. Gay, postmaster, presided. The first part of the programme consisted of a lime-light lecture, by Mr. B. Eustace.Good and Mr. Stagg, Dowlais, over 100 pictures showing post office life being exhibited. The Merthyr amateurs' Society presented ilie iatce, "Iy Wife's Maid," the characters being as follows :—Capt. Crack- thorpe Cruncher, Mr. Charles; Barbara, Miss Gay Mr. Lysimichus Tootles, Mr. C. Harris Mrs. Whiffleton, Miss K. Gay Mr. Tootes (senior), Mr. Phillips: Lucinda, Miss Jones; Sprouts (page), Mr. A. Davies. This was most enjoyable. The other part of the programme was as follows:—Song, "Life's Lullaby" (Gerald Lane). Miss Tilney song, "Come into the Garden, Maud" (Balfe), Mr. Tom Phillips (Dowlais) 'cello solo, Reverie" (Squire) and Mazurka" (Golterman), Mr. T. R. Lewis; song, Yeoman's Wedding Song" (loutawski), Mr. Willie Morgan (Dowlais) humorous recita- tion, Mr. C. Swash; 'cello solo, "Caprice" (Squire), Mr. T. R. Lewis.
SHARPS AND FLATS. I fBy '"Crowder."] Again speaking of the increasing complexity of one modern school of operatic writers, things now are ripe for a return to more directne3s and simplicity. There are signs of this already. For some years past, a great conductor, Mahler, has been reviving Mozart's operas at Vienna. These have been received with marked success in the Austrian capital, which has, probably, the most artistic audience in Europe. in Italy, Puccini's operas, full of individuality, have taken the public by storm, and have also gone the round of the civilised world. These operas betray the influence of Wagner, the great genius of modern opera, but they are not servile imitations of his style, but have great originality. To a musician who loves his art, nothing is more exasperating than the attempt to copy Wagner- by tyros who know little of tne orchestra, of stage effect, or of literature, on all of which subjects Wagner was a master. It is well to remember that only Jove can wield the thunder. I had the pleasure of hearing a rehearsal of "Judas Alt-ecabseus" last week, and anticipate all excellent performance of the choruses. It was pleasant to see so many of the old choris- ters once more under the baton of the veteran Mr. Dan Davies, who has been so long in the competitive vena. The so'oists are, I l-eam: Soprano, Miss May John, who is known to all; contralto. Madame Hambly-Spry, winner at the London National,' and said to be a fine oratorio singer: tenor, Mr. Todd Jones, who has often sung How Vain is Ian" and "Sound an Alarm," with great effect; while the bass is Mr. R. H. Humphreys, of North Wales, a brother to the late Mr. Maid wyn Humphreys, the well-known tenor, whose performance is, therefore, awaited with interest. Despite the 'I stagnation I lamented last week, I am glad to learn that not only musically, but financially, "Jud" promises to be a great success, as a very large number of seats have already been booked. The Band of Hope Choirs of Tabernacle and Bethesda. Chapels have both given perform- ances of cantatas, which were very enjoyable, and exhibited signs of careful preparation. At the Bethesda concert, special mention must be made of the promise ehown by a lad named Llewellyn, who sang well, and acted with graat intelligence. In both performances, the one objectionable feature was the employment of two pianoforte* in place of piano and organ, or piano and small orchestra. When two pianos are playing the same notes simultaneous- 1y, the effect is always bad. Firstly, the pianos are rarely dead in tune together; secondly, the tones do not blend; and, thirdly, the piano, being a non-sustaining instrument, the players appear never to strike the notes exactly to- gether. In both concerts, the players were good, but the effect was very bad. Let any conductor try the effect of two pianos, and af berwards piano and organ, and he will soon find out which is best.. Dumas, of "Three Musketeers" and ''Monte Chrieto"'fame, was a man of exuberant vital- ity, and absolutely free from, affectation. Call- ing on Wagner when the latter was writing his "Mei-stersingers," the novelist, to his surprise, found the composer in the costume of the Middle Ages—doublet and hose, fiat cap, all complete. Dumas naturally enquired the mean- ing of so strange a "get up." Wagner, who was always a poseur, replied that he was writ- ing an opera of mediaeval times, and wished to feel in the atmosphere of the period. Dumas made no comment, but when Wagner returned his call, he found the romancer clad in an enor- mous pair of jackboots, with huge spurs, a large helmet and viser, breastplate, and steel gaunt- lets. It was Wagner's turn to be surprised and to enquire. LOh," said Dumas, "I am writing a tale of chivalry, and I also wished to feel in the atmosphere of the period."
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The British Red Cross Society. MEETING AT MERTHYR. j THE S0CTUCY AND HOME DEFENCE. ("1 Tn-f-tiuy night a meeting was held at • ho Town Merthyr, at which His Worship the Mayer presided. The meeting had been called by the Mayoress (Mrs. F. T. James), with the object of hearing an address by Dr. Lynn Thomas, C.B.. of Cardiff, on the objects and aims of the R.C. Society. There was a very large and interested gathering of townspeople, The Mayor, in introducing the speaker, sa-id that the learned lecturer would lay before them the object of the meeting, and he felt sure they would agree with him that the Socidv was de. serving of their enthusiastic support, having re- gard to the fact that its aims were to relieve suffering and to assist the authorities in pro- viding means for Home Defence by helping in the new Territorial scheme. Dr. Lynn Thomas, at the outset, said it had b?en recognised in every civilised country that when an army was opNating within its own territory, the general population could mater- ially assist the fighting force. When an army proceeded abroad, it necessarily carried with it an enlisted establishment, whose function, amongst other things, was the care of the sick and wounded. Support could be usually ex- pected from the general population of the coun- try in which the war was in progress. The Territorials were maintained for hoipe defence, and he was anxious to impress upon them from the beginning that there was no difference be- tween the two forces. The sick and wounded were precisely tha same in each of them. Whether there be preparation in times of peace or not, under the circumstances connected with military operations at home, the population of the various villages, towns, and cities will be required to assist in the care and distribution of the sick and wounded in time of national danger. The exact locality in which great events would take place could not be foretold. They would take place suddenly, and would assume enormous magnitude in a moment. The conditions demanded that these events should be met, and all were agreed that a patriotic attempt should be made to meet them. There should be a perfect system, for the relief of the sick end wounded of the Territorial Force had a military as well as a hurr-anitarian value. The gene;al staff at the War Office were anxious to awake an interest among the civi por;:¡1a.t.ion of this pressing need. and the Bntish Red Cross Society had undertaken the task. The organ; ation of the Red Cross Society, like the- Terri- torials, WPS on a county system. The scheme which had been devised depended for its sue- i cess upon the sympathy, the goodwill ,and the patriotism of the people. It was proposed to establish in villages and towns Voluntary Aid Detachments, so that members of the Volun- tary Aid Detachment, having obtained an initial knowledge of first-aid and nursing could be definitely trained in the adaptation of that knowledge to the art of war. IN THE EVENT OF WAR. The lecturer illustrated his remarks with Ian- tern slides, and in a diagram showed the posi- tion and the work that would be expected of the Red Cross Society, acting with a force in the field during active operations. The R.A. M.C., as the regulars attached to the military, j would take their place and near the fighting line. The sick and wounded would be brought down and conveyed to the field hospitals, and here the Red Cross Society would take them in charge and carry out the duties of transfer- j ring them by stages to the base hospitals. This would entail a vast amount of labour and or- ganization. It was, ho said, of primary im- portance that members of the Voluntary Aid Detachments should know their work. All the plans and places for receiving sick, etc., must bs arranged beforehand. A number of car- penters would have to be attached to each section for rigging temporary shelters, etc. Women must know how to properly cook invalid foods, how to roll bandages, and pre- pare splints. The neighbouring chemists must join and give their aid and their knowledge in preparing dressings, solutions, etc. Local doc- tors must not withhold their skill, but all would depend upon training and organization. In a district like Merthyr and Dowlais, many hun- dreds passed through the admirable training of the St. John Ambulance, and all those persons were qualified to help on the work of the Society. In the event of war, the work of the St. John Ambulance Corps would merge with the British Red Cross Society. The British Red Cross Society was recognised as the re- sponsible organization for the work. All stores and equipment woulK be found by the War Offioe. and they would be mobilised on the same lines a., the Territorial Army. There was ¡ no rivalry between that splendid body, the St. I John Ambulance Association, and the British Red Cross Society. The St. John Ambulanoe furnished the best training ground possible for forming the Voluntary Aid Detachment of the British Red Cross Society. Each detachment would serve in its own district. The committee of the county branch would form the local Vol- untary Aid Detachment, and the heads of each detachment would undertake the training of the unit and the development of local plans. It must be a well-trained body; the system I would stand or fall by the efficiency of the de tachment. The learned lecturer gave an inter- I esting account of the work of the Society in South Africa, and said 3Q per cent. of our I casualties in South Africa were due to prevent- ive diseases, and lack of ambuiance organiza- tions and skill. He alluded, to the wonderful ¡ work of the Japanese in their recent war, and II the low percentage of deaths from disease in that campaign—all due to their wonderful hos- pital arrangements, and sick and wounded or- ganizationsr The lecturer shewed a number of views of different carts and wheeled vehicles used in transporting the sick and wounded, also numerous slides on the South African War, including a number illustrating- the Welch Hos- pital. LOCAL BRANCH TO BE FORMED. At the close of Dr. Lynn Thomas's address Mr. Herbert Lewis, in a clear and earnest speech, urged upon them to take the work up. training they would find necessary to fit them for joining would h ofimmenoo service to them in a district like Merthyr. They were surrounded with dangers and accidents almost daily, and if they were trained, they could at any moment render first-aid and who knew, perhaps be the means of saving life and much suffering without the horror of war ever enter- j incc into it at ail. Mr. William Griffiths, Pencaemawr, proposed that a branch of the Society be formed in Mer- thyr. lIe said he was su-re that what Mrs. James took in hand would be carried through successfully. He had much pleasure in propos- ing that a loc-iI branch be formed, Councillor H. M. Lloyd seconded, and said they oouid very well copy the Boy Scouts' motto—"Be prepared." There was a splendid field in Merthyr and Dowlais for excellent work, and a large number of the St. John Am- buJance members would, he felt sure, give it their heartv support. j The motion was carried, and the Mayor then proposed a vote of thanks to lecturer, which was seconded by Dr. H. Lewis Hughes, Dowlais.—Miss Alice Harrap was elected honor- ary secretary of the local branch.—Hearty votes of thanks were accorded to the Mayor and Mayoress for arranging the meeting, which ter- minated so successfully. It costs nothing to join the Society, but members of the detach- ment must be "qualified in first-aid or home nursing. Any person interested can Obtain a circular or leaflet from Miss Alice Harrap, the hon. secretary of the local branch.
-+- TERRITORIAL FORCE. ORDERS FOR THE WEEK ENDING IARGH 19TH, 1910. 5TH BATT.. THE WELSH REGIMENT. J Merthyr Detachment. — Monday: Recruit training, 8 p.m. Wednesday: tion class, 8 p.m.: Lieut. H. Southey will read a paper on "Intelligence and Reconnaisance"; Map reading by CoI.-Sergt.-Inst. Gregory Fri- day:. Recruit training, 8 p.m. Recruits en- listed and old members re-engaged on above nights.—Frank T. James, Captain and Hon. Major, V.D., commanding Merthyr Detach- ment, 5th Bait, the Welsh Regiment. BRECKNOCKSHIRE BATTALION. Cefn lG Company). — Monday: Recruits' training, 7.15 p.m. Tuesday: Recruits' train- ing for night men. 10 a.m.: class firing for trained men, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday: Com- pany training, 7.45 p.m. dress, khaki, belts, and" two pouches. Thursday Recruits' train- ing. 7.15 p.m. Company training for night men, 10 a.m. Friday: Semaphore class. The attention of all N, C. O. 's and men is called to Appendix IV., Territorial Force Regulations (foot-note): No pay or allowance will be issu- cd to officers or men who do not perform the necessary drills before camp. It is notified for the information of all concerned that the annual, training wiH take place at Aberystwyth from 24th July, to 7th August.—(Signed) C. Hore Ruthven^' Capt;, officer commanding G Com- pany..
Smash on the Rhymney Railway I at Dowlais. Early on Thursday morning a serious smash took place near the Dowlais Works by a min- eral train running wild. A train of about 10 wagons of ,iron ore came up about 3.0 a.m. to the Dowlais Junction, and stopped there to wait a signal to go on. By some misunderstanding, the engine-driver thought he was going with I his load, and the brakes wore taken off, while thg signalman says his signal was to go down, the consequence was that the train ran down to- wards the Dowlais Station, and came in contact with a crane, which threw the engine and trucks pell melJ, heaping the debris from 25 to 30 feet high, the wagons being smashed to matchwood. It is miraculous how the engine- driver saved his life, and the probability is that had engine not come in contact with the rane, the engine would have turned turtle. Men, appliances, and engines, under the super- intendence of Mr. Jlobsoti, Dowlais Works; Mr. upstone, G.W R.; Mr. Hich&rds, Rhym- ney Railway, Cardiff; and otjieis, cleared the wreckage., J-
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.u_- Theft of a Horse at Merthyr. At Glamorgan Assizes on Thursday, William Evans (35), a horsebreaker, was sentenced to nino months' hard labour, for stealing a horoo entrusted to his care by George Thomas at Merthyr. Prisoner sold the horse to a com- ) mercial traveller.
FOOTBALL. Treharris and Aberdare met at Mountain Ash on Thursday afternoon in the semi-final for the Scuth Wales Cup. Prior to the teams fielding, the referee inspected the ground, with the re- suit that it was decided to play a. "fi-iendiy." The game ended in a win for Aberdare by seven goals to one.
Merthyr Board of Guardians, PROBABLE RETIREMENT OF MR. A. W. HOULSON. The probable retirement of Mr. A. W. Houl- bOp, 01 Dowlais, .from the Board of Guardians, will be no surprise to the general public, con- sequent to his long and serious indisposition, which every one regrets. Mr. Houlson has served the ratepayers well, and his financial knowledge will be a serious loss to the Board. This will cause a vacancy in one of the Dowlais Wards, and we hear that Mr. Chas. Fenwick, cashier, Messrs. Guest, Keen, and Nettlefolds, Ltd., Dowlais Works, has been asked1 to put himself in nomination, and he has consented. Mr. Fenwick is a Dowlais boy, is well known, and has reached the high position he holds in the firm of which he is cashier by ability and persistent hard work. He knows the two lan- guages well, having been connected with Li- banus Welsh C.M. Chapel all his life. Under the auspices of the Dowlais and Peny- darren Wards' Labour Representation Commit- tees, a public meeting of the elector.; was held on Wednesday last at the Central Hall and I.L.P. Institute, North-street, Dowlais, when Mr. H. Jones (guardian for Dowlais Ward) and Mr. D. Davise, Pant (guardian for Penydarren) rendered an account of their Stewardship. Councillor C. J. Griffiths presided.—Mr. Jones dealt chiefly with the financial side of Poor Law administration; Mr. Davies with its humane and inhumane side; and both gave a good ac- count of their work.—Messrs. H. P. Killick, Enginemen's Society; George Humphries, A.S.R.S.; — HOÜns, Pnydarrn; and Thos. Jenkins, district secretary of Dowlais Min- ers' Federation, spbke and supported their re- ports.—It was un«timously agreed that they should be nominated to contest the seats at the forthcoming election in the interests of Labour. —The Chairman and the other speakers ap- pealed to the Labour forces, that they should on this occasion be content with their present, representation, and to use every moral means to return their candidates if a contest should take place.
DOWLASS, BRYN SEION.—At the meeting of the Literary Society, on Tuesday night, a paper was by Mr. Dan P. Davies, on Daiydd Evans, Ffynonhenry," and one by Mr. David Morgan, on Herber Evans." Mr. D. T. Evans pre- sided. MERCHED-Y-DE.—Tho weekly meeting was held at Elizabeth-street Schoolroom, the president (Mrs. T. Bowen) in the chair. The feature of the evening was a paper by Madame Kate Morgan-Llewellyn, on '*Sankey's" which was admirably written and well read. ACCIDENT.—An accident happened in High- street, about 10 o'clock on Wednesday morning, to a highly-respected townsman, Mr. Gabriel Freedman. He was standing in the road, opposite the Bristol House, and had motioned I the car to stop, when he was knocked down by a, cart belonging to Mr. A. Sweot, butcher, and driven by his daughter, a young girl of 16. Mr. Freedman was unconscious for a long time, and Dr. Cresswell was fetched. He was con- veyed to the Bristol House and attended to, and then taken home, everything being done that was possible. The old gentleman was severely bruised, but luckily no bones were broken. "0 NNA BYDDAI'N HAF RYWBRYD" was suggested as the title of a well-known Welsh I ballad, a sentiment all will join in. When we were in school we used to sing Spring is coming, Spring is coming; Hark, the little bees are humming I but not just yet—at all events, in Dowlais. Nevertheless, if you come to High-street, if bees are not humming there are numerous signs of an early spring in the windows of Messrs. J. S. Davies & Co., The big window is full of the most chaste and beautiful blouses ever seen; the small window has the finest show of flowers you ever clapped eyes on while the crescent window has quite an exhibition of millinery and mantles. If you want to sec further evidences of spring, go inside. LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY.—The fortnightly meeting, held on Friday evening last, was. in point of interest, one of the most successful held this session, despite a somewhat sparse attendance. The subject for debate was Should corporal punishment be abolished in our schools ?" Mr. Charles Williams, (L. & X.W.Pv.) led off in the affirmative, and Mr. G. Brown (Central Schools) negatived the question. Mr. Williams delivered a breezy speech, interspersed with many droll sayings, and related incidents which occurred in his own schooldays. On the other hand, Mr. Brown proved to be a fine debater, and he made a good case for the retention of the birch." In the discussion which followed several new speakers took part, and not a few ladies proved themselves adepts in debate. On putting the question to the vote a slight majority was given for the affirmative side. MONSTRE TEA.—Last Monday the Dowlias branch of the South Wales Temperance Union (Merched-y-De) held a big tea at the basement hall of Carnegie Library, the proceeds of which is in aid of Dowlais and Merthyr Rescue Home. Some hundreds partook of an excellent tea. The following ladies, who are active and ener- getic members of the branch, assisted :—Mrs. Edwards, Oaeracea and Miss M. R. Jenkins, Francis-street; Mrs. Bowen Davies and Miss Watts, Winifred-street; Mrs. Jenkins, Mary- street, and Mrs. Jones, Berry-square; Mrs. (Insp.) Jenkins and Mesdames Davies (sen. and junr.), Gellifaelog steps Mrs. Davies, Charlotte- street, and Miss Jenkins, Stores Mrs. Thomas, Odessa-street, and Mrs. Williams, White-street; Mrs. Jones, Mount Pleasant-street, Mrs. Thomas, Wyndham-street, and Mrs. Rees, Mount Plea- sant-street Mrs. Thomas, Ifor-street, and Mrs. Roberts, Mary-street; Mrs. Rosser, Penywern, and Miss Lizzie J ones, Cross Francis-street; Mrs. Edwards, Cross Francis-street, and Mrs. Walters, Wind-street; Mrs. Hamblyn and Mrs. Michael, Cae Harris Mrs. Lucas, Mrs. D. Jones, Madame Kate Morgan-Llewellyn, Mrs. D. B. Williams, Miss Daviet and Mrs; Wj D. Thomas, Penywern; Mrs. Edwards, Mary Ann-street; Mrs. Griffiths, Board-street; Mr. W. D. Thomas Rosser, Peynwern and Mr. John, Gellifaelog-terrace. MlS. T. Bowen, the president, and Mrs. Jenkins, Muriel-terrace, the hon. sec., superintended the arrangements. The membership numbers about 100, and is steadily increasing. The meetings are held on Tuesday evenings,'Elizabeth'! street schoolroom, at 7.30. HIGH TEA AND PRESENTATION.—Last Thurs- day night, a very interesting meeting was held at'Hermon C. M. Chapel, to do honour to Mrs. J. B. Evans, late of L Aelybryn, Dowlais, who has now gone to reside in Cardiff. She was presented with an illuminated address, in appreciation of her services as treasurer of the ministry fund for several years, as well as of her generosity and faithfulness in other direc- tions. After about 150 had partaken of tea, the meeting was held and was presided over by Dr. H. D. Jones, the pastor, who with some of the deacons and ladies paid tribute to Mrs. Evans's goodness, viz. :—Messrs. Evan George, Thos. Jones, D. S. Powell, Dd. Davies and Thos. Williams, and Mrs. J. Thomas, Mrs. Dd. Jones and Mrs. E. George. After the address had been read by Mr. Dd. Jones, the secretary it was presented by Mrs. T. G. Jones, in a neat speech, wishing the recipient all blessings for the future. Mrs. Evans, who is also president of the South Wales Women's Temperance Union (Unedb Dirwenestol Merched-y-De), feelingly responded, as did also Prof. J. Y. Evans, Aberystwyth College, and the Rev. John Thomas, of the Forward Movement, Cardiff (son and son-in-law). There were also present the following members of the family :— Mr. and Mrs. Musgrove (Aelybryn), Mr. Mus- grove (senior), Mrs. Tydlil Thomas, and Misses Jessie and Mabel Evans (Cardiff). Some enjoyable music was rendered by Mrs. J. T. Jones and Miss Ray Davies, during the evening, Mr. J. T. Jones, the organist, accompanying. At the tea the tables were presided over by Mrs. J. G. Jones, Mrs. Evan George, Mrs. Thos. Jones, and Mrs. J. Davies, assisted by some of the younger ladies of the Church.
In view of the demand for accoiftmodation in the Allan Liners it has been arranged to sail the Grampian as a special steamer to Halifax and St. John, N.B., on Tuesday, March 22nd. It has also been arranged for the Hesperian to call a if Liverpool on April 3rd, to embark any passengers who may wish to sail that week who have been unable to. obtain berths in the same Company's triple turbine steamer Vir- ginian. The Grampian and Hesperian are two of tho Allen Lines latest additions to the Cana- dian service, and the Company's decision to make these extra calls at Liverpool will be appreciated owino- to the exceptionally high- class accommodation provided for second and thkd-dws passenger*.
Wimborne Club, Dowlais. l ENJOYABLE CONCERT. A PLEA FOR HIGHER IDEALS. On Tuesday evening, at the Wimborne Club, a well-attended smoking concert was held, the Rector of Dowlais, who is chairman of the management committee, presiding. The smoker was not confined to members, and to show their kindness to the general public, all were invited. It was a capital concert. The Rector opened with an address in a very fine vein, and called upon Mr. W. J. Morgan (bass) to sing" The Yeoman's Wedding," which was encored vociferously, and he sang The Miller of Win chelsea." Mr. Tom Phillips (tenor) sang Margarita," this again being encored, and ho gave that touching old Welsh air to the words by Ceiriog, Dafydd y gareg wen." Miss' Annie Iiees, the Dowlais favourite, then sang "Jl Ba"io" to English words, doing the trills splendidly of course she was encored, and she sang "Love is meant to make us glad," after which there was a break in the singing. Mr. Richard G. Price, headmaster Central Schools, was called upon to give < address. He expressed his pleasure at being present, and con- gratulated the members on the flourishing condition of the Club, as shown in the annual report. He was a firm believer in institutions of that kind still, he would modestly remind them that the real lasting good which should accrue could not be estimated in a balance sheet, nor tabulated in any return. The real, tangible value of the institution was determined by the number and character of the aspirations and ideals of the members.. As a means-of relaxa- tion and mental diversion it had its rightful place, but if it were used simply and solely for that purpose; if it kept them crawling and prevented them from taking wings and flying to higher realms, it had to bo guarded against. The young man who was satisfied with his lot, and who had a cursed feeling of contentment, was readf for his burial robes (cheers). "There was a crying need for higher ideals to stimulate them on the paths of progress. They required at the present day a wise combination of the ideals of the past, and a symmetrical develop- ment of character. John Ruskin, after studying the greatest paintings of the world, and admiring the noblest examples of the world's architec- ture, found after all that man was the greatest study of all, and the service of man was the most holy service of all (cheers). Mr. Price then earnestly appealed to the members of the club to be animated with the loftiest of ideals and determined to keep them constantly in view in shaping the policy of the institution. They should aim at making the club a great centre of light, a mighty factor for doing good, keeping always before them as the noble aspira- tion, and a lofty ideal the ennobling purifying, and beautifying of the live of those around them If this were done the club would be fulfilling its highest and most exalted function (cheers). Mr. W. J. Morgan then gave a song, Tliora," in a very pleasing manner. its highest and most exalted function (cheers). Mr. W. J. Morgan then ga\c a song, Thora," in a. very pleasing manner. DREAMING AND DOING. I Councillor Isaac Edwards was next called upon for an address. lie referred to the plea- sure it gave him to be present, and to the prominent part some of h:6 former colleagues in the mills department of the Dowlais Office were taking in the evening's programme. He referred to the absence of the Mayor and Aid. Enoch Morrell, and regretted, on behalf, of the gathering, that they were absent Mr. Prioa l had referred to his intention of coming to live in Dowlais, and his desire to serve the town by so doing. As a Dowlais boy born and bred, he (Coun. Edwards) desired to give the hearti- est welcome possible to everyone who, not uav- ing had the inestimable advantage of being born in town, had done the next best thing, viz., chosen it for their abiding place. And it was as a native of Dowlais that he wished to speak in terms of heartiest appreciation of the work done by the committee of the Wimborne Institute and its members in this practical way of considering the physical and social needs of the young people who lived in the town. "While others had been dreaming, they had been doing. There were in many places people who were only too ready to decry the place of their birth, or possibly of their adoption, and Dow- lais had baen very unfortunate in that respect. There were a number of people who never took an opportunity of saying a good Word for the town, but who took every opportunity of decry- ing it, and that, as a rule, in outside places where there was no possibility of contradiction. He, for one, was proud of Dowlais, which occu- pied the position it did to-day through the de- voted efforts of those heroes of a past day who had served their generation nobly by preparing the way for the many solid advantages which this generation enojyed. Nowaday. everybody enjoyed the privilege of attending the Free Library in the town; but his friend, Mr. Cart- wright (whom he was tto glad to eee present), could tell many an interesting tale of the old guard who, fifty years ago, was connected with the Library movement before even the Dow- la.is Memorial was established. Then, educa- tionally, Dowlais had been in the van; but, un- fortunately, to-day it suffered for that very fact. When the Dowlais Schools were built, they were acknowledged to be the finest in the country, and thus for forty or fifty years school authori- ties all over the country had benefited by the experiments of Dowla-is, and, of course, had gone one further, with the result that it was only just at the present tilDO that Dowlais itself was moving, and having its d in the matter of proper school accommodation. Coun- cillor Edwards paid a well-deserved compliment to those who were responsible for the social work carried on in connection with the Insti- tute. He knew there had been a time when the Institute was looked down upon, but now everybody recognised that the young people should be given an opportunity of coming to- gether during their hours of relaxation in a manner that would benefit themselves without doing an injury to anybody else. He wished particularly to acknowledge the good work done by the Restaurant, and gave an illustra- tion of how in practical life the Wimborne In- stitute enabled many charitably-disposed per- sons to put their good wisfies into practical form by giving deserving assistance in kind to those wihe were in need. One word of criticism he would venture to give, and that was, that he would like to see the organization extended to embrace persons of both sexes; and in a humorous way he stated that although it might, as too result of such a course, tend to tempor- arily diminish the membership by inducing some of either sex to join hands and form home institutes of their own. Eventually, he ventur- ed to say, that fact itself would tend to a great increase in the membership in due time. In conclusion, Councillor Edwards earnestly ap- pealed to them to continue in their work of considering the physical and social needs of the town in which they lived, and yet not be content merely with what they had done. After a song by Mr. Tom Phillips, "0 na byddai'n haf o hyd," an encore was demanded, and Mr. Phillips gave "In Old Madrid," and Miss Annie Rees gave the last song of the evening, "Gwlad y Delyn," which fairly brought down the house. The claims of Miss Annie Rees on the town of Dowlais was press- ed on those present by the Rector, and he ask- ed that everything that each individual could do would be done to secure her the scholar- ship she so well deserves. A collection was then made toward purchasing "Western Mail" coupons, and it realised a good sum. Then came the votes of thanks to the artistes and Mr. J. Rhys Morgan, who- rendered efficient service, which was propoeed by Mr. John Edwards, G.W.R. Inspector, and seconded by Mr. E. Cartwright; a vote of thanks to the visitors (Mr. R. G. Price, and Mr. J. Edwards), proposed by Mr. F. Reed, of the Dowlais office, seconded by Mr. E. Ro- berts and to the Rector, by the two visi- tors already named. "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau" was then 6ung by Miss Rees, and the audience joined in the chorus. I
The Street Lighting of Dowlais. THE BOARD OF TRADE AND THE CHAMBER OF TRADE. As is well known, the Dowlais Chamber of Trade protested against over-head wiring by the El&ctric Traction Co., on account of its being, in their opinion, dangerous in the narrow and congested streets of Dowlah. The Board of Tracle was communicated with, and on Thursday Mr. D. H. Edwards (tho president) and Mr. M. J. Cartwright (the lion, sec- of the Chamber of Trade) had a communication from the Board of Trade, informing them that the Board had listened to the petition sent up on February 7th last, and that an inquiry had been decided upon in Dowlais, which would take I place on Thursday next, the 17th inst, at 10.30 a.m. Their electrical adviser, Mr. A. P. Tootles will hold tho inquiry, but the place in which it will be hfeld has not yet been decided upon. L_
Excursion to Dublin. WALES V. IRELAND. The L. 3t N.W.R. will run an express excur- sion to Dublin, via Holyhead, to-night (Fri- day), March 11th, from all local stations for 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7: days. Passengers from Mer- thyr and Rhondda Valleys will be able to get into through coaches to Holyhead where they arrive in time to make themselves comfortable on the boat preparatory to starting from Holyhead to Dublin, where they arrive in nice time for breakfast without having the fatigue of a further rail journey. Passengers arriv- ing at North Wall Station find themselves in the City of Dublin. For further particulars as to times, fares, etc., see handbills. SERVANTS can easily be obtained by the use of a small Want Ad. in these columns. State your requirements, and yew witl be te set ewited at enee.
-:r Aberdare Child's Death. NO FIRE GUARD. Mr R. J. Rhys (coroner) held an inquest at the Polica Station, Aberdare, on Thursday afternoon, touching the death of Joseph Tho- mas, the four-year-old son of Mr. William Thomas, 10, Upper Reg-ent-street.—The father stated that en the previous Tuesday morning he left the child in the kitchen while he went out to the back of the house. He had not been out loiu; before he heard tho child scream- ing. He went in immediately, and found the child enveloped in flames. Witness's wife hat wrapped on article of clothing around the child. The boy died shortly afterwards. There only a small fire in the grate. TLe child's shirt had got in contact with the fire. Thcro was no fire guard there. The deceased was never in. the habit of playing with fire.—Mrs. Thomas the mother, said that when she heard the de- oe-as-ed screaming, she ran into the kitchen an( put the flames out.—Dr. W. LJ. Rhys said was called to the house after the occurrence.. The burns were not very deep, but they cove- ■:cl a larse portion of the upper' part or th., body. Death was due to shock.—The Corona called attention to the fact .thafcijftfttjH '15" fire guard in the house, andJ'i^jaTlerd.-ffiaBil. was necessary under the ChildrenV, Act ^o' hairv) one where children were left in rooms by thcrt)O selves where the.ro were fire.. It was his duty to call attention to the matter. However, if lw were a justice, ho would not convict, in the present ca.3e. He had always bejSQ in favour of these fireguards. As far as his district was con< cerned. the Act had been of great benefit, tho reduction in cases of this kind having been very considarable.—The jury returned a verdict of "Death from Misadventure."
Aberdare Chamber of Trade, The monthly meeting of the Aberdare Ciiairv her of Trade was held on Wednesday evening Miles's Restaurant, under the presidency oj Mr. T. Lloyd. Mr. W. D. Morris moved thai the Chamber support the Abercynon Oiarnbefi of Trade in their endeavour to get the Great Western Railway Company to run excursion trains to Liverpool and other places on lon. days and Fridays, and to include Aberdare in the privileged excursion route. Mr. C. R, Vicary seconded the motion, which was sujx ported by Mr. Emrys Evans,. and carried. A letter was read from Mr. J. W. Upstonc iOl reference to the proposed motor service between Mountain Ash and Glyn Neath, and pointA. out that ho was following the matter very closely. He did not see tho necessity of meet- ing another deputation just at present. Ana other letter was also received from Mr. Up* stone stating that the Company could no* see their way clear to have the 9.50 p.m. train to run earlier from Newport. On tho motion of Mr. Illtyd Williams, it was decided to lc the matter in abeyance until tho Merthy* Chamber had been communicated with. T. Phillips, clerk to the Aberdare Distrd Council, wrote pointing* out that in future t. street lamps would be lit throughout the y The Committee which considered the quesl*Ki of s-etting a Y.M.C.A. in the townreportttd that they could not pass any resolution to mit to the Council. The Chairman expla.in.f that the rules precluded them from dealing-94 a Chamber with political or religious Question*, There was a feeling that tho Hisli Constabi«0 should be approached on the question. A re1* lution was moved bv Mr. David Evans calling attention to the bad condition of the slaught* house road. Eventually the matter was journed.
The Accident to Mr. Walter Griffiths. As will be recalled, Mr. Walter GriffitTut well known in professional circles as "\V Sailor," met with a serious accident a, few weeks ago, having been run over by a tram 1. the Abcraman Colliery, in consequence of which he had 10 have his leg amputated. Wt arc pleased to learn that be is doing well, any has been discharged from the Cottage Hospital A strong committee has been formed to a rango for a benefit for him, and they have a«t ranged for an assault at arms to be held at the Market Hall, on the 21st inst., when Jim Drisf coll, Fred Welsh, Tom Thomas, Digger Stanley and others will attend. The event promises 1:4 be the biggest ever held in the town.
LLWYDCOED. WEDDING.—At Soar Welsh Congregational Chapel, Merthyr, on Wednesday, Mr. William Williams, Exhibition-row, and Mis Mary H, Griffiths were united in holy matrimony. The officiating minister was the Rev. W. S. Davies. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. Daniel Davies. Mr. Pritohaid Griffiths acted aa best man, and the bridesmaid was Miss Lizzie Rees.
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■• 'F'" v" REVIEWS. "Aunt Kate's Millinery Book," just pubflsfc ed, and designed as a companion and comple- ment to her "Dressmaking Book," contains wonderful amount of practical information on the subject. Beginning with the details of the drafting of patterns and the making of frames, it gives lessons in the manufacture of silk, velvet straw, crinoline, lace, and tulle hats. The handbook, which costs but a penny, is as uniqua. as it is comprehensive, and possesses the addi-' tional advantage of being well illustrated. Mr. Jesse Page, F.R.G.S., leads off "Th< British Workman" with a vigorous sketch from. life, "Something like a Man." "A Welsh En- gineer's Triumph" is a bright little paper, finely illustrated, descriptive of Mr. Oswald Schenk s achievements at Swansea. There are many others interesting articles and stories. "The Family Friend" contains a charmingly whimei-' cal sketch entitled "The Stranger at Home, by A. M. Irvine, a fine paper by Mrs. Robson on the uses of biography, and a brilliant article on "The fost useful of all the Arts"—that of making friends—by Scott Graham. There is dr full-page photograph of the first Governor-Gen- eral of United South Africa and Mrs. Herbert Gladstone. M. R. Harding's character sketch in "The Famity Visitor" is of Canon Hensley Henson, of whom an admirable photograph is given. Mr. Astley H. Baldwin writes with his accustomed skill on "The Days prone by." Thera is an excellent article on "What the Mother can do," and Florence Moore's "Talks at Twilight", are full of kindly feeling and sound common sen&e. In "The Children's Friend" Florence Bone's story,' "The Mysterious Treasure," had reached an exciting stage, and "The Playhour", pages are full of fascination for all boys and girls. Of "The Infants' Magazine" it may b*1 said that it is brighter than ever. There will be no more welcome visitor in the playroom this month. "Jimmy Straylegs," by Maurice' Partridge, opens "The Band of Hope Review"^ with spirit. Mr. W. N. Edwards supplies a1' bright "science chat" about a glass of milk, and "B.-P.'s" advice on drinking should ap- peal to all young templars, for whom there are also an original dialogue, "The Wreckers of the. Temple," by John Lea., and a new recitation#! "Clearing the Snow," by Charles Wakely* These magazines are published by Messrs. W Partridge and Co., 8 and 9, Paternoster*; row, London. Map of South Wales Coalfii.c1.-This map has been carefully compiloj, and gives at A glance the position and area of the takings of the various colliery companies in the Wes-* tern section of tho South Wales Coalfield, ex- tending from Bridgend to Milford Haven. It is in the section that most of the undeveloped coal is to be found, and the map is of especial' interest to all mining spectulators. To rail- way shareholders it strongly appeals, as by reference to it they can at once see what collieries feed the particular railway they are interested in, and also what are the prospects for the future development of any virgin coalfield through which the line passes. Col- liery shareholders can see plainly the areas and situations of the various properties, and it ought to aid them in arriving at a scund view as to the value, present and future, of their various investments. Inset plans are also given of the local coal shipping docks, and, altogether, the production will b-2 found most valuable to all up-to-date business men.—The Business Statistics Publishing Co., 12, James* street, Cardiff, the publishers.
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Merthyr Education Authority, 1 COST OF EDUCATING CHILDREN OF NON-RATEPAYERS. INFANTS' SCHOOL NEEDED AT MOUNT I PLEASANT. MERTHYR TEACHERS' 42 YEARS' HONOURABLE SERVICE. The monthly meeting of the Merthyr Edu- cation Authority was held on Wednesday night, Aid. J. liarpur presiding. Upon the recommendation of the School At- tcndance Committee, it was agreed that as far as possible notices to parents relative to non- attendance of their children at school should be served in the afternoon when the father would likely be at home. In case of notices posted, that they be posted in time for the afternoon delivery. This action was taken because at the last meeting of the authority it was* stated that the fathers seldom heard that they had been summoned until they were called upon to pay the fine. it was reported that Aid. Enoch Morrell, chairman of the Authority, had attended at the education office to consider a case of alleged insubordination by one cf the girls at the Ad- vanced Girls' School. By arrangement, the girl and her father, together with the class teacher and headmistress, attended at the of- fice, and, having heard what took place, in- structions were given for the girl to return to 6chool on the distinct understanding that the rules of the school are strictly obeyed hence- forth, and that she does willingly what she is required to do, otherwise further steps may be taken. SUMMER HOLIDAY COURSE. Upon the recommendation of Mr. Isaac J. Williams, organiser of evening schools, it was agreed that arrangements be made for holding another timbering competition for mining stu- dents, Aberfan being selected as a convenient centre. The Committee granted £10 in prizes. The Glamorgan County Council had written to the Evening Schools Committee stating that the 6th annual summer holiday course in min- ing, metallurgy, surveying, teachers' practical science and educational work, would be held during Easter Week, and inviting the Com- mittee to join them by offering scholarships. Mr. Isaac Williams, the organiser, recommend- ed, and it was agreed, that the following scho- larships be offered:—Eight tenable at the Barry Summer School, value £4 each, open to elementary school teachers and students who ore attending technical classes. Four ten- able at Summer Science School, value £3 each, open to science students of technical classes. Two engineering scholarships, value £ 4 each, for engineering students. Two Welsh echolar- h;, value £3 each, for students attending <A'e:r<'n classes. Three scholarships, £3 each, to South Wales coalfield. Two £4 each, for l'Vngk;;h tour. One scholarship. £8, for a Con- -iinontai tour. Open to mining students, who :j ve attended classes for at least two sessions. ■!r> student to be eligible for a tour if he has been successful previously. PHYSICAL CONDITION OF CHILDREN. At a meeting of the Medical Inspection Com- mittee, Coup. H. M. Lloyd presiding. Dr. Walsh, the Medical Inspector cf School-child- ren, reported having visited several schools, viz., Penydarren boys and girls, Georgetown boys, and Town boys, and examined 2.59 child- ren. The result of his examination was as follows :—Insufficient clothing, 29 defective nutrition, 14; general uncleanliness, 8; ver- minous, 23 decayed teeth, 82; defects of nose, 2; tonsils, 14; adenoids. 8: enlarged glands, 13 sore eyes, [j; defective vision, 26 running earp, 3 defects of speech, 4 mentally backward. 6: defects of heart, 5; tubercular, 4 bronchitis, 9 deformities. 3; contagious skin diseases, 3; anaemia, 6. The school nurse reported having visited Merthyr Vale, Troedyrhiw. Aberfan. Pantvglas, Clwyd- yfagwr, and Heolgcrrig Schools, and found 21 cases of skin disease. 7 discharging cars, 5 cases of ringworm and 29 neglected and ver- minous. DARREN VIEW SCHOOL. Preliminary pians were submitted for Dar- ran View Mixed School, showing accommoda- tion for 300 childre,n, and instructions were given for the plans to be so amended 8S to provide for 250 children only, in accordance with the previous decision of the Committee. —On the motion of Coun. Isaac Edwards, it was agreed to acquire two acres of land.—Aid. D. W. Jones said he would like more ground to be taken, and so prevent people building close to the school premises, and it was agreed that the Sites and Buildings Committee should consider this. CEFN CHILDREN AT THE COUNTY SCHOOL. A letter was read from Mr. F T. James, Clerk to the Vaynor School Committee, stat- ing that the Managers of the Vaynor School district had a certain sum of money standing to their credit in the hands of the Brecon County Council, representing funds allocated to the Vaynor district for the provision of a school. But. the money had uot been utilised owinc to the district being too small for the erection of a county school. He was directed to ascertain whether the Merthyr Education Authority would be disposed to extend the Merthyr County School to provide for the ac- commodation of the Vaynor scholars, in the event of the Managers agreeing to contribute towards the cost of such extension out of the building fund referred to. They would bo glad to know the terms upon which the Merthyr Authority would receive the Vaynor pupils who were awarded scholarships and bursaries.—Aid. D. W. Jones said that the Merthyr Committee were educating advanced pupils from Cefn at a cost to the ratepayers of £4 per head, and Vayor parish did not pay a farthing towards the cost.—The Chairman That is so.—Aid. Jones said he would like the matter taken up, so that Merthyr should get a fair contribution from the Vaynor authority. To educate free the children of people who were not ratepayers was not fair. He moved that a reply be sent that while the Committee were not disposed to accept any contribution towards capital cost, they would be pleased, as soon as they had the accommodation, to come to reasonable terms for the education of the advanced Vaynor pupils.— Coun. W. Lewis (Treharris) said that Aid. Jones admission was a reflection upon somebody. How many children, he asked, came into the Merthyr Schools from outside the Borough':— Aid. D. W. Jones: Fifteen or twenty, at. a. cost of JB4 per head out of the rates.—Coun. Isaac Edwards: Have we a right to teach them?—Aid. D. W. Jones: No. I mentioned this matter several times months ago. He added that the Glamorgan County Council made a capital charge of £14 per year for Vay- nor children being sent to the County School, but rather than come to Merthyr, Cefn pupils went to Brynmawr, because it was cheaper.— On the motion of Coun. W. Lewis, seconded by Coup. H. M. Lloyd, the Clerk was asked to prepare a report upon the matter, showing what it had cost the ratepayers in the Borough to educate pupils living outside the area.. SOUTH WALES COLLEGE. A letter was read from the registrar of the University College of South Wales and Mon- mouthshire, staging that the council of the college were willing to enter into an agreement with the Education Committee, according to which they would grant four studentships in return for an annual grant of JB150 towards the higher technical department. Coun. H. M. Lloyd objected to the proposed agreement as it would mean that they would not be able to pive the students an all-round course at the University.—Aid. D. W. Jones moved, and it was agreed that a committee be appointed to consider the matter, and bring a report to the Education Authority. SCHOOL WANTED AT MOUNT PLEASANT. A deputation from Mount Pleasant, Merthyr Vale, waited upon the Authority and urged upon them the importance of erecting an in- fants' sdhool at that locality.—Mr. Williams, the chief speaker, said the need for such a school was very well known, and was acutely felt by the inhabitants of that district. About one hundred infants had to walk to Merthyr Vale in all weathers, the distance being two and a-half miles from Pontygwaith and one and a- half from Mount Pleasant.—Mr Jones said that in many cases little ones had not sufficient clothing" to protect them from the elements. — Coun. Dd. Jones moved that ah infants' school be provided at Mount Pleasant, and that the Sites and Buildings Committee be asked to secure a suitable site.—Coun. W. Lewis (Treharris) seconded, Aid. Rowland Evans supported, and it was agreed to. A NOBLE RECORD. Miss M. Jenkins, Abermorlais School, wrote that her term of office under the Authority would expire in May, when she would resign after forty-two years of unbroken service.—The Committee agreed that this was a noble re- cord of service. •• On the motion Aid. R." Evans, Mraj M. A. Edmunds wtts appointed a member of the Truant in place of Mrs. G. C. James, resigned. CHARITABLE COLLECTIONS IN, SCHOOLS. Aid. T. J. Evans said that his children, who attended the Brecon-road Schools, brought home a printed bill asking for aid for the Sal- vation Army, and saying that contributions would be received by the schoolmasters and schoolmistresses. The children were asked to bring a penny each. He admitted the good work the Army was doing, but he did not think the schools should be so exploited.—The Committee agreed, and the Clerk was directed to write to the teachers.