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ABERDARE. IF YOU HAVE DEFECTIVE EYESIGHT, consult the most experienced Eyesight Testing .Expert in >ler- thvr. Sir. HENRY M- LLOYD, Ophthalmic Optician and Chemist, Merthyr (opposite Market doors). PERSONAL.—The Rev. J. Strand Jones, at one time a curate at Aberdare, and an Inter- national Rugby football player, has just lost his mother. Mrs. Jones, of Bwlchnewydd, near Latapater, who died very suddenly on Thurs- day iast MUSICAL.—Mr. W J. Evans, Clifton-street, Aberdare, the organist of Siloa Welsh Congre- gational Church, was the conductor of the sing- ing festival held at Capel-y-Wig, near Llan- granog, Cardiganshire, on Monday la-.t. The Congregational Sunday Schools at Wig, Cranog, Pisgah, and Crugiau took part in the festival. AN EXPLANATION.—Our attention has been called to a paragraph in the report of the Aber- dare Eductaion Committee in our last issue. In which it was stated that His Majecty's In- tpoctor had called attention to the fact that the time-table at the Cwiuaman School was some- what out of date. We are asked to state that the report did not refer to the girls' or the infants' departments. WELSH NATIONAL A.R.A.—A meetiqg of the Welsh National Air Rifle Association was held at the offices, Cardiff, on Tuesday, when the draw for the semi-final ot the Dewar Shield took place. For the championship shield- the champion team of the leagues—the draw was as follows :-Ferndale v. Swansea, Bridgend and District v. Cardiff, Bridgend Licensed Victuallers v. Rhondda, and Portskewett v. Aberdare. The matches to be shot off by April 15th. LOCAL WELL.—Mr. John Jones, of 21, Dare- road, Cwmdare, who died on the 12th February last, miner, left estate of the gross value of, £1,619 5s. 1 d., with net personalty EI,608 4s. 1 d. and probate of his will, dated 27th January, 1910, has been granted to Mr. David John Davies, his nephew. The testator left £100 to David William Davies, £ 100 each to Thomas Iotld Johnny Jones, £300 and a. cottage to Margaret Anne Davies, f50 to Annie Mary Davies, £50 to Margaret Ellen Davies, J600 to the said David John Davies, and to him he also left the residue of his estate. ASSAULT AT ARMS.—There was a very large erowd at the Market Hall, on Monday evening, when an assault-at-arms in aid of Mr. Watt Griffiths (Sailor) a well-known local boxer, took place. Griffiths recently had one of his legs amputated, consequent upon an accident which he sustanied at one of the local collieries. In addition to the presence of Freddie Welsh, Driscoll, Tom Thomas and Dave Peters, the St. Saviour's Gymnastic Team (Cardiff), the Aberaman Serenaders (conductor, Mr. G. J. Phillips\ Aberdare Town Band (led by Mr. Bentley) and numerous boxer9 took part. ROBERTSTOWN QUARTERLY MEETING.—The quarterly meeting was held at Salem Chapel on Sunday, when the Rev. J. D. Rees (pastor) presided. The following took part:—Recita- tion, MISS Miriam Richards solo, Miss Myfanwy Jonesrecitation, Miss Lizzie Gwen Jones; solo, Miss Nellie Pritchard; recitation, Miss Millie Richards recitation, Master D. W. Evans; solo, Mr. Archibald Jonea; recitations, Miss May Mathias, Miss Katie Evans and Miss May blathias; trio, Mr. 'Archibald Jones and Mr. David Evans, G. &. L., and S., E. Bowen. The tepoft of the Sunday School was presented by Mr. E. A. Bowen. Each child who took part was presented with a book. entitled" The Tales and Wonders of Jesus." The accompanists were Miss Lilian F. Rees and Miss S. E. Bowen. CONCERT.—On Thursday evening last, at the Memorial Hall, the Bethania (C.M.) Choir cave a concert, under the conductorship of 3Ir. Ben Roderick, son of' Mr. T. Roderick, architect. The artistes were Miss Annie Rees, Dowlais, Mr. Ileiv. Jones and Mr. Eben Powell, Aberdare, assisted by an efficient orchestra, under the laedership of Mr. Arthur Angle, Cardiff. The first part of the programme con- sisted of a few miscellaneous items by the artistes, and selection by the band, whilst the second was a rendering of Handel's oratorio Acis and Galatea." The artistes acquitted themselves well, and fully deserved the applause accorded them. Next to the young conductor, the interest of the audience, which included a number of the leading musicians of the town, was centered around Miss Annie Rees, who heads the poll in the Western Mail" Scholar- ship competition, and who at once fairly won the hearts of her hearers, and proved that she fully deserves the confidence placed in her by the public of South Wales. She is possessed of a voice of unusual quality, and is fast devel- oping into an artiste of the front rank. Mr. liew Jones and Mr. Eben Powell fully main- tained their reputations, the latter rendering of I rage, I melt, I bum," and 0 ruddier than the cherry," elicited loud applause. The choir did their share in magnificent style, both In the heavy and light choruses, their rendering of Wretched lovers," a most difficult chorus, eliciting rounds of applause. The verdict of all present was that it was one of the most eaiov.I' IE concerts given in Aberdare. This being the initial effort of the conductor, who, by the way, is not yet 20 years of age, it was a wonderful performance, and not only Bethania Church, but Aberdare might well feel proud that they possess a musician of such marked ability, one who is destined to fill a high place in the musical world. The secretary was Mr. G. Christmas, who was untiring in his efforts to I support tho young conductor. The platform, which bore quite an oriental aspect, was decor- ated by some of the lady members of the choir the plants being kindly lent by Mr. J. H. Powell, of Danygraig. "WESTERN MAIL" MUSICAL SCHOLARSHIP.— Will all those interested in the candidature of Miss Annie* Rees, Dowlais, kindly send all coupons, No. 11, to D. B. Evans, 40,Bronheu- log, Penydarren, before Thursday next, March 31st. Miss Rees is the daughter of a steel- worker, Mr. Lewis Rees, 8 Russell-street, Dow- lais, and is fully deserving of your. support.
"Woman's Mission in Modern Politics." DISCUSSED BY ABERDARE YOUNG LIBERALS. At the Aberdare Liberal Club Assembly Rooms last Thursday, Miss Gwladys Evans gave an exoellent paper on "Woman's Mission in Modern Politics," Mrs. R. H. Miles presid- ing. On account of other meetings being held, there was not a very good attendance, but all wer3 quite enthusiastic on the subject. Miss Evans first dealt with "Woman's ideal position in life generally This, she said, was being talked about to-day in every sphere. Society everywhere was discusising and wrangling about woman's place in life generally. If they could determine her true position there, her position in politics would also be determined; for poli- tics was, after all, only tho science and art of everyday living. Woman should be a helpmate, companion of man; be solid and stable enough to be his fit oompanian in the harder and more strenuous paths of life, and not a sweetmeat- only to be enjoyed in times of pleasure. As Ruskin puts it, "How can a man be served effectively by a shadow, or worthily by a slave?" Miss Evans then expressed the opinion of the most prominent and eminent thinkers of the ages. Ruekin, .she said, had laid special stress on the unity of the two sexes—the rela- tions of womanly to manly natures. There was no superiority of man over woman, according to Ruskin; one completed the other, and the one was not complete without the other. The happiness and completion of the one depended upon what he or she received from the other. Shakespeare had no heroes, only heroines. The catastrophes of life were caused by the fault and folly of man usually., Sir Walter Scott, in the whole range of his writings, eeemed to have only three heroes, but a bevv of fair and noble women. Chaucer and Tennyson, again, had their legends of fair and graceful women. It was a pity this conception was overlooked at present; for how could woman's interest be severed from that of husband, brother, or son? It wasn't man versus woman—never had been nor never can be-but both working together for the good of humanity as a whole. Wordsworth used fine epithets regarding woman; he did not think her inferior to man. She had intellectual capabilities, reason, foresight, temperate will, etc. In foreign literature, woman liad much the same place Dante, in Italian poetry: Homer in Greek—both exacted and ennobled woman's mission. The Egyptians also gave to their spirit of wisdom the form of woman, and into her hand the symbol-a weaver's shuttle. Miss Evans then gave proofs that this ideal of woman was a true and practical one. Women had done much for man, and did so every day. Again, it was the natural outcome of forces which followed Nature's development and pro- gress. It was the height that must be reached of necessity. Primitive times were then looked into I' and, it was found that even in those she had her duty to perform in the universal life. This developed more and more as the ages roil on. The latter part of the address was taken up with the "practical application." Through- out the ages, Miss Evans said, woman's influ- ence had been for good. She had served to ele- vate and keep pure what might otherwise be sordid and mean. This had been her influence, when it oould only be utilised indirectly through the home. How much more effective might H be had she been allowed to use it directly? Ought she not, therefore, to be given the privilege, nay, the right, to register her opinion and mark upon the life of tne nation which was as much hers as it was the man's? This should be done in a constitutional and rational manner. The Women's Suffrage Bill, if passed, would be the beet way of carrying this into effect. The home was a parallel, on a smaller scale, of national life Homes were made up of males and females—some weaker, some stronge--but all linked under the man- agement of-father and mother, and all suffer in their struggles and trials, and rejoiced in their joys. In the ideal home, the male was not the only person consulted in times of crisis. As the mother was necessary, and helped life ¡ to run smoothly at home, why not in the national life? To be consistent, they must also admit there would be only .benefit to be derived from giving her veto in the national political life as well. Without this, our nation- al political life was one-sided—like the mother- less and sisterless home—needing the softer, more refining self-sacrificing eleriieats which were generally attributed to woman's influ- ence. Surely there was,something of the'kind sadly needd in our present, turbulent crises. There v-fis nothing unwomanly in wishing to help in the fuller representation of all the fac- tors at work in our country, nor to use the intellects and talents given woman so that they might be of practical value to the world. Cul- tivate and they would get; neglect and they would lose. It wae both man's and woman's duty to use what ability they had. There.were many pros and cons on the suffrage question, but woman could do an incalculabte amount of work were she allowed to co-operate more uni- versally with man. At the-close of this exoepHonaHv well-received paper, many took part. Mr". Miles, the chair- woman, opening the discussion by eulogising the paper.
New Great Western. Depot in South London, A new depot adjoining the Battersea Park- road. South Lambeth, pq",oped. with everv fa- cility for dealing with all classes of merchandise, general goods mineral traffic, and milk will t'hortly be ooened for traffic. Trains will run direct to and from this depot from and to the main line of the great Western Railway. The Great Western Railway, as is well known. serves a district deservedly famous for the quali- ty of the milk produced, and a special feature of the new depot will be the excellent, accommo- dation provided for dealing with the milk traf- fic. At present the supplies of milk drawn from the districts served by the Great Western sys- tem for places south of the Thames are largely dealt- with at Paddington and carted across London, and the advantage of having supplies conveyed by train nractically to the door of the consumer in South London is anparent, and can- not be too strongly emphasised. It is e-roected the enternrise shown by the Great Western Railway Company will enable many dealers who have hitherto been deterred owing to diffi- culties of train service to draw their supplies from the rich milk-Producin- districts served by the Great Western svstom. The necessary worlrs in connection with the accommodation for de.-ti inir with milk traffic wil! KP completed by the end of this week, w}¡"'n the C^mpn.ny will onen that nortion of their new depot for public busineaa. j
ELECTIONS AT ABERDARE. THE DISTRICT COUNCIL. Tuesday was the last day for receiving with- drawals, and as no withdrawals were sent in there will be contests in the Llwydcoed, Gad- Iys, Town, and Aberaman Wards. Ic is on all hands considered that the rate- payers have been put to an unnecessary ex- pense in Llwydcocd Ward by the fact that Mr. W. T. Harries, who was defeated in the recent County Council election in the Gadlys Ward. has come out in this ward against the two sitting members, Messrs. Rees Llewellyn and T. Walter Williams. There seems to be no doubt that the two retiring councillors will be returned with an overwhelming majority. In the Gadlys Ward matters are somewhat more complicated. The retiring councillors are Messrs. D. Tyssul Davies, who was returned three years ago as » Liberal, and Thomas Lewis, of Windsor-street, who was returned as a member of the I.L.P. The former is not seeking re-election, and Mr. Lewis is now coming out as a Liberal, having foresworn his alliance with the I.L.P. He has been adopted by the Ward Liberal Association, who have also brought out Mr. Henry H. Evans, the, manager of the Bwllfa Colliery, the treasurer of the Aberdare Liberal Association. Hie Trades and Labou" Council, who have one re- presentative in this Ward in the person of Mr. William Harper, have brought out Mr. Idwal Thomas, a checkweigher at the Wimbcr Colliery, and the I.L.P. have brought out Mr. Evan Parker. In the complicated state of af- fairs it is difficult to predict the result, but it is believed the nominees of the Liberal Associa- tion will head the poll. In the Town Ward the retiring members are Messrs. D. P. Davies, Ynyslwyd, and A. P. Jones, Florence Villa. and they are opposed by Mr. W. T. James, the vice-president of the Aberdare Trades and Labour Council. In the past the nominees of the Trades and Labour Council, whenever run in this ward, have done verv badly, and the return of tho two old members is expected. The return of Mr. A. P. Jones is, in any case, assured, and owing to the long experience and knowledge of local matters possessed by Mr. D. P. Davies, of y nyslwyd, it is believed that he will be an easy second. In the Blaengwawr Ward there is no contest, the two retiring members, Mes-srs. E. Stonelake, the present chairman of the Council and the secretary of the Trades and Labour Council, and D. Davies, of Cwmbach, both of whom are the nominees of the Aberdare Trades and Labour Council. being returned unopposed. In the Aberaman Ward the Trades and Labour Council have nominated Mr. Wigley, of Abercwmboi, against Mr. E. M. Hann. the agent of the Powell Duf- fryn Company, the retiring member, the other retiring Councillor is Mr. Illtyd Hopkins- the secretary of the Aberdare Branch of the South Wales Miners' Federation. The Trades and Labour Council have secured the whole re- presentation for the Blaengwawr Ward. and at present have three members out of the four in the Aberaman Ward, Messrs*. Hopkins and Wigley coming out as the nominees of the Trades and Labour Council. Although Aber- cwmboi has strong claims for reureser.tation it is predicted that Mr. Hann will bo rammed, and that the Trades Council wili find one of their nominees out. THE GUARDIANS. For the Merthyr Board of Guardians there will be conte3i-s in three wards. In the Llwyd- coed Ward the retiring- members were Kev. W. S. Davies, Congregational minister, Llwyd- coed; Messrs. D. Edwards, postmaster, Cwm- dare, and Hy. Lewis. Trecynon, and the three were again .nominated. Mr Lewis has, how- ever, withdrawn. The new candidates nom- inated are Mr. Jones, schoolmaster, Hir- wain, Mr. Isaac towards, the nominee of the Trade and labour Council, and Mrs. Annora Jenkins, of Tveoynon. The Ward Liberal As- sociation are supporting the Rev, W. S. Da- vies and Mr. David Edva.rds, the feiir.ng members, and Mr. D. achcMsnasts*, Hirwain. In the Gadlys Waj ■.< the retiring- members were Mr. John Prowle, th* nominee of the Trades and Labour Council, Rev. J. D. Rees, Salem, Robertstown, and Mrs. D. M. Richards, who has represented the Ward on the Board of Guardians for over fifteen years. Mr. Rees declined to be nominated, and the Liberal Ward Committee decided to nominate Mr. E. Ogwen Williams, Gwersyll, Broniestyn- terrace, assistant master at the Aberdare Coun- ty School. The Trades and Labour Council have nominated Mr. John Jenkins, Glan-road, who has been before a member of the Board of Guardians, and the I.L.P. havo nominated Mr. Edward Davies, an assistant master at the Park Council School. There are thus five can- didates for the three seats. In the Town Ward the retiring members, Rev. J. O'Reilly, Messrs. David Hughes and Morgan Williams, Abernant, have been returned unopposed. In the Blaengwawr Ward also, the retiring mem- bers, Messrs. Rees Rees, Ynyslwyd Cottage; Methusalem Davies, Cwmbach, and Idris Da- vies. Cwmbach, have been returned unopposed. In the Aberaman Ward the retiring members are Messrs. Augustus Davies, Ben Lewis, col- liery manager. Aberaman, and Thomas Hedge, Cwmaman. The latter has retired, and the Trades and Labour Council have nominated Mr. William Thomas, checkweigher, Cwm- aman, for that seat. Tho I.L.P. have also nominated Mr. Mat Lewis, assistant master at the Capcoch Council School. The doubt here is "whether Mr. Mat Lewis or Mr. William Thomas will be elected, the return of the two retiring members being looked upon as well- nigh assured.
Aberdare Operative Bakers. The sixth annual dinner in connection with the Aberdare Operative Bakers and Confection- ers was held last Thursday evening, at the Prince of Wales Hotel, when a good number of the members partook of an excellent spread, prepared by Mr. and ^-Irs. Wilson. After the tables had been cleared, an entertainment was held. over which the High Constable of Miskin Higher (Coun. W. Thomas) presided. # In his introductory remarks the chairman said he was pleased to preside, and to ob- serve that the Aberdare branch was making such good progress. He then dealt with the advantages to be derived from Trade Unions, and said that by unity much effective work could be done. There was at the present time a very black outlook in the coalfield, but he hoped a strike would be averted. Strikes told more directly on the baker and grocer than upon any other class of tradesmen. Mr. E Harry, Barry Dock. then proposed the toast of "The Operative Bakers' Union." He said that since the Union was formed twenty vears ago it had more than justified its existence. They all knew that unity meant strength. At the present moment Aberoare stood very high in connection with the Union. The names of Mr. J. A. Lee, the chairman of the local branch, and Mr. Williams, the South Wales organiser, were coupled in with the toast. — Mr. Lee, responding, said that since the branch was formed at Aberdare seven years ago capital progress had been made. At the present time they stood on a very good foot- ing with other unions in tne town and with other bakers' unions in South Wales (ap- plause). There was much to be desired in their trade, but the day was coming when they would have all they required (laughter). Whenever the Aberdare Union agitated they had tho Miners' Federation and other Unions in the town at their back.—Mr. Williams, the organiser, next responded, and remarked that it gave him very great pleasure to be present. Twenty years had elapsed since the Union was first established in South Wales. At that time a first hand only received a weekly wage of 25s., but at the present moment a third hand could demand this amount of weekly remuneration. That was due' to the Union. The Union had also been instrumental in get- j tini* the hours of labour reduced, and of es- tablishing better sanitary conditions. They could not over-estimate the value of the bak- ing industry. Good bread could not be made under bad conditions, and, therefore, the better the conditions the better the bread. They ap- pealed for the support of the public to help them to get the necessary concessions. The old-fashioned bakehouses were fast disappear- ing. They were now agitating for a "Bakers' Forty-eight Hour Bill." There were still many shops-in large towns working their men long hours and for a small wage. The public did not know this, but they were going to be told. They had been pushing this Bill forward for sometime. In the last Parliament they got the Government,to recognise this measure, and a proftiise was made that if it went through the ,second readings it would be sent into commit- tee. However, the Bill was obstructed, and had it not been for this they would have been able to make a good case. They were told, that they were pushing this Bill forward for the sake of overtime. That was not the case. If this was passed the operative would be able to devote more time to the technical education of his trade. There were a large number of operatives at the present out of employment, and it was with the view of finding work for some of these men that they pushed this mea- sure forward. While they had a large army out of work they had also a large army who were overworked. As far as the South Wales branch was concerned great progress had been made during tha last ten years. At the end of last year there was a net increase of a hun- dred in the membership. There was a great deal of sickness and unemployment during the year, but the members effected were all properly treated, the Union paying close on JB160 in sick benefits alone (cheers). Mr. S. lies (Aberdare) proposed "The Town and trade of Aberdare," and tho Chairman responded. The íolloring contributed to the programme: Messrs. J. Lee, J. Thomas, J. Rees, J09 Evans, Williams, W. Warren, D. Knight, etc. The meeting terminated with votes of thanks to the chairman, as well as the host and hostess. Mr." W. Warren had executed all arrange- ments.
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LATE DR. D. DAVIES, J.P., I ABERDARE. HIS SERVICES TO THE TOWN. As briefly reported in our last- iesue, Dr. David Davies, J.P., Bryngolwg, Abevdare, for many years the Medical Officer of Health to the Aberdare Local Board of Health, and sub- sequently, until three years ago, to the Aber- dare District Council, passed away on Thurs- day morning, at the advanced ago of 89 years. Deceased was the son of the late Mr. William Davies, farmer, Cwmsaebren, near Treherbert, in the Rhondda.. Valley, and was familiarly known to the generation of Aberdarians which is fast passing away as "Dr. Davies, Cwmsae- bren." He was born in May, 1821, and was apprenticed, after completing his school days, to the late Dr. Redwood, at that time medical officer to tho workmen employed at the exten- sive collieries and ironworks of the Rhymney Iron Company. He then completed his studies at Dublin University and at Guy's Hospital, London, and obtained the degrees of F.R.C.b. (England), L.R.C.P., L.S.A., and L.M. After having obtained his diplomas in medicine, he looked around for a suitable place to open prac- tice, and was induced by the lato Mr. David Davis, of Blaengwawr, the grandfather of Mr. Fred L. Davis (chairman of the Conciliation Board), and the late Mr. David Williams (Alaw Goch), of Abercynon (father of the late. Judge Gwilym Williams, Miskin), to sett, down at j Aberdare. Aberdare was then (1845) a small village of 7,000 inhabitants, and the only medi- cal man in the district was the late Dr. James Lewis Roberts. J.P., of Gadlys Uchaf, father of Capt. Roberts, of Caerleon (Monmouthshire), the owner of the Gadlys Estate—from whom Robertstown derives its name. Both Mr. Davi" and Mr. Williams were at the time sinking their respective- collieries at Riaengwawr and Cwmbach, and they secured for the young doc- tor the appointment of colliery doctor to their respective works. He very soon extended his practice, and became the leading medical prac- titioner in the valley. Aberdare was at that time without a supply of water, without any satisfactory arrangements for the disposal of the sewage in the town, and without a gas- works. Young Dr. Davies, being a keen man I THE LATE DR. D. DAVIES, J.P. of business, at once moved k; all these much -needed injp/vreroe-ns? i: tne Viiiage, which at thai tixao was the pop'.ilet-on having 'u;.cebfi-Xi& .tivd vmes between i;J¡1 uld 1S51. Th--j first venture he l-ecs-v;? connected with war-, that for supplying tb-^ uj j.ri with gas, and be was one of the shareboidau* nd directors of the original Aberdare G- any, which ,'iu.ny years later was secured oy the Aberdare and Aberaman Consumers' GM Company. His house (Bryngolwg), which was erected by him m 1847, on what was then Üõf; main road, was the first house in Aberdare nt with gas. He was also a shareholder and director of the Aberdare Waterworks Company, which built the Bwllfa Reservoir, and which was subse- quently bought by the Aberdare Local Board of Health, when the town grew to such an ex- tent that the original^ reservoir was insufficient for the needs of the district. In 1855, Dr. Davies married Jane, the yotmg- est daughter of the late Joseph Coffin, of Mer- thyr, another daughter haying married Mr. Wayne, of Cfiandare. Of this union, which was I a very happy one, and lasted for considerably over half a century, there was only one daugh- ter, with whom great sympathy 15 felt by all the people of Aberdare, the losing affection which bound father, mother, and daughter together while the two parents remained, and the loving devotion of father and daughter aitarwards being exemplary and marked by all. In 1854, the Aberdare Local Board of Health was established, and although the Board plod- ded along for some nine years without formally appointing a m-edical officer of health, the duties of such an officer fell £ rom the start- upon Dr Davies, and'he was formally appointed the first medical officer of health for Aberdare on Feb- ruary 5th, 1863. This appointment he held as iong aa the Aberdare Locai Board of Health was in existence, and when the Board of Health gave way to the) District Council of Aberdare, Dr. Davies held the same position under tne latter body untu March 30th, 1907, when he re- signed to be eucx/oeded by Dr. Morgan John Rees, the present medical officer of health. In addition to this appointment and his very extensive private practice, he was also poor-law doctor and vaccination doctor for a large por- tion of the parish for very many years, these appointments being resigned by him when he practically withdrew from private practice; and these, in addition to his private practice, were retained by his partner, Dr. W. Llewelyn Rhys, Aberdare. Dr. Davies, who was a Churchman and strong Conservative, was placed on the Commission of the Peace for the County of Glamorgan in 1889, and he sat with exemplary regularity on the Bench until his recent accident, when he was thrown out of the trap. Since then he had not baen able to be much out or tike house. Ho was also an Income Tax Commis- sioner. He took a keen interest in the social and moral life of the town, and was beloved by all who knew him. When the Aberdaie Volunteers were formed in 1859, Dr. Davies was one of the first to join as an ensign, and he subsequently became lieutenant-surgeon of the "0" and "P" Companies of the 3rd Vol. Batt. the Welsh Regiment-a position he re- tained a3 hon. surgeon until the Volunteer Corps merged into the Territorials. Dr. Da- vies, however, never joined the Territorial Army on account of his age. Although lie suffered and mourned deep.y the death of his i wife, he still continued bale and hearty, but a I few months ago he was unfortunate enough to I be thrown out of his trap on the Hirwain-road, both he and Miss Davies sustaining somewhat severe injuries, from the results of which Dr. Davies himself never fully recovered. Dr. Davies was a wonderful raconteur, and his memory of Aberdare 55 years ago was mar- veilous. In the course of a conversation with our correspondent, when he resigned the office of Medical Officer of Health for the Aberdare District Council, he gave a graphic picture of Aberdarc as it was in 1845. There was not a single b-.)use below Victoria-square until one got to J fountain Ash, with the exception of a few farmhouses scattered here and there on the side of the mountain. The only traffic coming into the town was either along the road or by the Aberdare Canal from the junction with the Glamorgan Canal from the "Basin, as Aber- cynon was then known, and discharged at the docks at Cwmbach. Here it may not be un. interesting to state that at that time tnere was a regular triffic between AbordaTe and N"a.th and Swansea. Stuff was sent by canal boat from Cardiff to Cwmbach, and then taken by the tramroad through Hirwain and Rhigos down to Abernant and Glynneath, and thenco by the Neath Canal from Glynneath to Neath and Swansea. The only pit actua.ly eunk in Aberdare when Dr. Davies came here was the Upper or Old Duffryn Pit at Cwmbach; but, of course, there were numerous ironworks at Abernant, Gadlys, Llwydooed, and Hirwain, and other collieries were being sunk. At that time, Aberdare had onlv one church—St. John's Parish Church—which 'was served by the Rev. A. P. Thomas, perpetual curate under the Vicar of Llantrisant, Aberdare having no vicar in thoee days. Dr. Davies was present at the opening of' every dock at Cardiff, from the first Bute Deck opened in 1839. He was also pre- sent at the opening of every section of the Great Western Railway from Cardiff to New MIford, as well as the Taff Vale Railway, --le Rhymney Railway, the Brecon and Merthyr llAilway, tho Barry Railway, aod all the local railways opened in South Wales during the past half a century. When he first came to Aberda,re, there was only one carnage of any description in the valley-that was an Irish gig own-ed by the' late Lord Aberdare. In this the family used to drive to church on Sunday, as well as to do their marketing, visiting, etc. The next carriage brought into the town was a phaaton, owned by Mr. Thomas Wayne, of Glandare, one of the pioneers of the coal trade I in this valUey—one of the proprietors of the Gadlys Works and'Collieries, and a. brother-in. law of Mrs. Davies. THE FUNERAL. I The funeral of Dr. Davies took place on Monday at St. John's Churchyard, the Rev. 1 C. A. H. Green (Vicar) officiating. A short service was held in the church. The mourners were: Miss Davies, daughter; Dr. Davis, I Glog, and Mr. George Evans, Pontypridd, j nephews; Mr T. Llewelyn, Launoeston, nephew- in-law; Rev. J. O'Reilly, Mr. W. F. Parry de j Win ton, Dr. W. LI. Rliys, and the following employees of the deceased Messrs. 0. Maloney, I M. Foley, Newcombe and Kohlbecker. I The bearers were: Messrs. T. Jones, A. Ryan, Jones, R. Hill, F. Hill, E. Hill, Canter, and T. Lewis, being tenants oi the deceased. STRAIGHTFORWARD, GENIAL, AND GENUINE. At the Aberdaro Police-eoari on, Wednesday, j th^ Stipendiary (Sir T. Marenant Williams), -upon tiding his seat, said:—"Before cczus?i<isic- ;.i;x ;h& basin ess, I wish to say a few wo.nis n, 5 to i-o loss which ihe Bc/ich .:s 'A <:• c by the cb&'h oi our colics.gu«, D:. j Three w^ekj ago it was :jjv n C. j to ttt the d;atb ol Mr. U<i £ iU> Ccv^s. j Yesterday, during the sitting at Merthyr, an- other colleague—one to whom I was very much attached—passed away in the person of Mr. Matthew Truran. To-day I have to lament the death of the oldest of my colleagues and friends —Dr. Davies. I remember him ever since I was a child. My first recollection of him was to see him riding his white horse and wearing a white hat. That was a good many years ago. I remember him telling ine tha.t lie first came to Aberdare aj a child with his father in 1829, on the occasion of th'3 opening of Carmel C.M. Chapel. He came over from Cwmcae- bren, and the great John Elias was preaching there on that occasion. He often spoke with I I ineffable charm of those days long ago. He had much to say of the great Welsh preachers of the last century, who received th9 hospitality of Cwmcaebren. He could also tell us so much about the beginning of Aberdare, and of the great men who established its industries, all of whom are now gone. In his private life you all knew him. He was a straightforward, gen- ial, and genuine man. Finesse he utterly dis- regardad; pretence he repudiated. He was most straightforward and most truthful in all he did. He knew his duty, and went straight and did it. I know no one on the Bench who could read character better than he couid. Ho could, as it were, instinctively realise whether a witness was telling the truth or not. He was the best type of the best Welsh type— an old Glamorgan yeoman. We shall miss him very much, and my colleagues and myself wish to express our condolence with his only daugh- ter, who so assiduously and lovingly ministered to him.. Col. T. Phillips. on behalf of the professional men present, said he wished to thoroughly identify themselves with the remarks which had fallen from the Stipendiary. He (,ol. Philips) had been associated with the deceased for over forty years, from the first day he came to Aberdare, and oven before then. Being an ardent Volunteer, he found Dr. Da- vies an ardent supporter of what was con- sidered to be an excellent institution. He joined at Aberdare when the Volunteers were first formed, and remained on the Army list until the formation of the Territorial Army. As an offioer of the old Local Boarod of Health, which was established in 1854, he (the speaker), for nearly twenty years as clerk to that body, became closa.y associated With him. He, in common with other members of the Council, had learnt to respect and esteem him. He was a prominent figure in the town, wnich he had watched growing from a small village to g a town of 50,000 population. He and other gentlemen present desired to express their deep- est sympathy with Miss Davies. Mr. William Thcmas said that as High Con stable he would like to add a few words xo what had already been said. Dr. Davies was always ready to render assistance in any dc- serving case to which his attention was called. He wished to exp.-ess his sympathy with Miss Davies.
-— — -«-————— Aberdars Miners' Meeting. MR. STANTON ON THE CRISIS. The ::n:1ti1: m-ect'ne- f the Aberdare dis- trict of miRcri w held on Monday, at the Bute Arms, .VosA-o.are, Mr. James Davies in the chair. ?:oe-ch.air was occupied by Mr. Richard Phd-irw, there were present Mr. C. B. Stantov miners' agent, Coun. Illtyd Hopkins, secreu''T-. and delegates from the various lodges?, the district. The receipts for ccntnbuiioiu and levies amounted to JE599 62. The Lgl\\ referring to the position of af- fairs at the ,c coOieries, Bwllfa, said he had seen Mr. Llewellyn in reference to the price list at uSs colliery, but had not yet beeu able to arra.ig» the same. He thought, how- ever, that it was unwise to do anything fur- ther in the Kuntil they saw what was ther in the Kuntil they saw what was going- to it the end of the month. In reference t<» ihe strike at British Rhondda, he explained the men had come our without his consent or taat of the district. Neither he nor the distri'.ri were responsible for the stop- page. The ruoeU-vif agreed, however, that the Agent should to the colliery and en- deavour to effeot settlement.' Dealing with general wages agreement, Mr. Stanton said he was sorry to have to re- port that he was not in accord with the action of the majority of his colleagues on Saturday last, and was bound to disassociate himself from their action at the Conciliation meeting. He and five or six more of the leaders felt that they had no right to make the offer that was made to the employers' representatives. By the resolution of the conference of the men they had no right to enter into any agree- ment without the consent of the general body of the workmen. It was felt by the majority of his colleagues that they were doing the best, and in their view the only thing possible in the best interest of the whole coalfield. He regardea it .however, as a huge mistake, and one not at all likely to meet the wishes of the colliers in South Wales. It was indeed, he feared, calculated to encourage the employ- ers in the unbending attitude which they had taken up throughout. Having carefully weigh- ed up the position, he felt that the demands for payment of small coal, for the payment of a liv- ing wage in abnormal places, and the pay- ment for six turns for five for afternoon shifts, as well as the demand to have the wages of the lower paid workmen, who were now paid 3s. 6d., 2s. 8d., and 3s. lOd. a day, raised, apart from the question of the equalisation of the minimum, which had been advanced by the employers, were reasonable. The employers could not advance any fair reason for refusing the workmen a share, at least, of the profits which they made upon small coal. As to the claim in reference to abnormal places, the men met from time to time with bad roofs, disturb- ed ground through faults, rolls, etc., and oc- casionally with unreasoning abnormal officials. Judge Bryn Roberts, unintentionallv, no doubt, had opened the eyes of many of the working men in that coalfield to the condition of things which ought to have been put right long ago. Whilst as Federationists, they admitted that there were "Weary Willies," who, when found, must fare according to their deserts, they were equally determined that honest la- bour must be recognised and paid for (loud applause). He had been of opinion, in common with some of his colleagues, that to refer the whole case to arbitration was a fair way out of the difficulty. The employers, however, only offered arbitration on the question of the equivalent to the minimum, a portion of the case in which they would have the advantage to place befpre the arbitrator, and put in fig- ures of all description, which the workmen's representatives would not be in a position to disprove, much as they might doubt their cor- rectness. When the men's representatives ask- ed them to agree to an arbitration in reference to the demand for payment for small coal, the abnormal places, and the raising of the standard for the lower paid men, they de- clared that they could not allow any outsider to deal with such questions. That decision of theirs was evidently based on the fact that any fair-minded person with ordinary know- ledge of the industry would decide against them in reference to these three items. It was said that the leaders had been holding out to the men hopes of payment for small coal, abnormal places, etc., which they must have known they would never be able to get. All he could say was that while he was aware that it was by no means a pleasure for a miners' leader to be in charge of a strike, and they were fully aware of all it cost in loss and suffering; to go on working on the lines suggested, and to allow the continual exploitation of the people, would be sufficient to damn a man's conscience, and make life not worth, living indeed. To the outsider he said, "This is our business abso- lutely, and we shall be forced to show that we cannot allow any interference, however well intended, unless it speaks of fair dealing and justice (loud applause). A vote of confidence in Mr. D. Stanton was then passed, and a vote of thanks for his re- port and his conduct on Saturday last. The fol- lowing resolution was also passed unanimously: "That this meeting protests against the action of the Central Executive Committee of the South Wales Miners' Federation in the offer they made on Saturday last to the employers, before consulting with, and having the con- sent of the workmen by means of a conference. That, the demands of the conference held in November last be still adhered to, and. failing to obtain that, that we appeal to the miners in the English and Scotch coalfields to agree to a national stoppage of work."
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Aberdare Bankruptcy Court. MONDAY. — Before the Registrar (Mr. Rees Williams) and the Official Receiver (Mr. Ellis Owen).
A TRECYNON CONTRACTOR. David Bufton, who was represented by Mr F J Caldicott, from the office of Mr. J. D. Thomas, solicitor, attended his adjourned ex- amination- Mr. W. Thomas watched the case on behalf of Mr. Morris, builder, Aberdare, and Mr. W. R. Edwards was present as a creditor. The debtor was further examined in reference to certain payments made to Messrs. Gregor Bros., and to the fact that he had given Messrs. Gregor Bros. and Mr. W. R. Edwards lien upon all monies coming into him from houses he had erected. It was pointed out that he had since then bought goods from Messrs. Roberts and David and other firms when it was impossible for him to pay. He was cross-examined by Mr. W. R. Edwards in reference to the sfat-ement made by him at a previous examination that he was not ware, when he signed an assignment to :Measrs> Gre- ornros. that he was doing o" He ad pii feted signing two papers, but ho thought they both referred to the same transaction, and that they really represented an assignment to Mr. Ed- wards. He still adhered to this story, and said that he did not remember signing any alter- ations upon the agreement. He thought they were mostly printed. When the two assign- ments were put into his hand he had to ad- mit that the initials upon certain items were his. He had quite forgotten this. — The ex- amination was further adjourned. A "MOUNT" TOBACCONIST. Elizabeth Waters, tobacconist, Mountain Ash, who was represented by Mr. S. Shipton. attended her examination. Debtor returned her gross liabilities at £35, expected to rank £135, assets £16 Is. 7d., deficiency, JE118 18s. 6d. She said she had been living apart from her husband since 1903. Since then she had been carrying on business as a hairdresser and tobacconist. She eventually sold up for j3150, and with this paid mcst of her creditors. In order to clear, she borrowed JB12 from the Swansea Finance Company, upon which she paid interest at the rate of £2 per quarter. She had also borrowed £20 from the same company, and had given in return a promisory note for £28. She had paid back J616 10s of this. Debtor attributed her failure to the de- pression in trade, and the maintenance of a heavy family.—The examination w»° adiour"- ed.
r « ABERDARE POLICE COURT. WEDNESDAY.—Before Sir T. Marchant Wil- liams, Messrs. D. W. Jones and Owen George. DRUNKS.—Fines as follows were inflicted for drunkenness :—Edward W. Meams, Godre- aman, in Cardiff-road, Aberaman, 10s. and costs.; Henry James Pugh, in Dean-street, 58.. or seven days. EJECTMENT ORDERS.—Mr. Winstone Rees ap- plied on behalf of Mr. W. H. Roberts for an ejectment order against John Singer, 40, Tu- dor Cottages, Aberaman.—Evidence of the tenancy and of the notices having been given, the order asked for was made. A like order was made against Albert Roberts, 6, Tudor- street, Aberaman TRANSFER.—Mr. W. R. Edwards applied for the transfer of the licence of the Red Lion from Daniel Thomas to Hy. Morgan, and for the transfer of the licence of the Railway Bar from Mr. Crowley to Daniel Thomas.— Both were granted. Mr. Prosser (Messrs. C. and W Kenshole) applied for the transfer of the New Inn, Rhigos, to Mr. Alfred Smith, late of the Royal Arms, Penydarren.—This also was granted. BRAKE DRIVERS' OFFENCE.—James Stephens, Aberdare, was summoned for overloading his brake.—Col. Phillips prosecuted.—P.C. David Thomas said the driver had eight persons in a one-horse brake.—Fined 10s. and costs. DOG KEEPERS FINED.—W. Jones, Aberaman, for keeping a dog out after sunset without be- ing under proper control, was fined 2s. 6d. James Rees, Cwmaman, for a, like offence, was let off the dog having only just got out of the house. About 50 persons were summon- ed for keeping dogs without licences, and they were all fined 7s. 6d., including costs if the licences had since been taken out and 15s. and costs if licences had not been secured. MAN AND WIFE.—David John was sum- moned for persistent cruelty to his wife, Flor- ence John. Mr. W. Thomas defended. As the man was sentenced' last year to imprisonment for assaulting his wife, and only liberated on bail pending an appeal on the application of Mr. Thomas, the case was adjourned. DAMAGING A HEDGE.—Harriet Morgan and Mary Anne Aubrey were summoned for dam- aging a fence, the property of John Williams. There was also a summons for using inde- cent language against John Williams. Mr. W R. Edwards appeared for Mr. Williams and Mr. W. Thomas for the other parties. Com- plainant said he fenced the land adjoining the tramway, and saw the defendant taking some pieces of wood from the gtae.—Cross-examined: They were not loose, they were part of the gate and fences. People used' the tramway. Tho- mas Broeme spoke to the damage continually done to the fence.—For the defence, Mr. Tho- mas called P.C. Benbow, who said Williams said when he served the summons he did not see Mrs. Aubrey take any of the timber from the hedge. — Mrs. Morgan said she picked the pieces of timber up on the tramway. She was out for a walk. There were bundles of sticks on the tramway. — Mrs. Aubrey told the same story, and gave specimens of the language al- leged to have been used by Mr. Williams.— Defendants were fined 2s. 6d. each, and order- ed to pay Is. damage, and costs, the summons against Williams being dismissed. WITE DESERTION.—William Charles Bartlett, Ferndale, was summoned by his wife for deser- tion. — Mary Anne Bartlett, the wife, said they were married twelve months aero at Femdale. A month ago her husband left her, and went to his parents. She came home to her parents at Aberdare.—Defendant, who did not appear, was ordered to contribute 15s. a week for the support of his wife and child.
Tabernacle Congregational Church, Aberdare. ANNUAL MEETING AND PRESENTA- TIONS. On Thursday evening the annual meeting of the members of the Tabernacle English Con- gregational Church was held in the schoolroom adjoining the chapel, the pastor (Rev. J. Mor- gan Jones, M.A.) presiding. Prior to the meet- ing, tea was partaken of, the following ladies presiding at the tea tables:—The Misses Morris (in the unavoidable absence of Mrs. Morris through ill-health); Mrs. D. M. Richards, as- sisted by Miss Rees; and Mrs. W. Lloyd, as- sisted by Miss Lloyd. At the meeting, the report and balance-sheet were submitted by Mr. John Morris, Cairtref, the secretary of the church, and showed that while they had cleared off the whole of the debt, amounting to £250 during the year, they had also fairly maintained the subscriptions to- wards current expenses, there being only some J612 owing at the end of the year. Mr. Morris paid a very high tribute to the excellent work done by the ladies of the church in clearing off the debt on the church. Mrs. (Rev.) J. Morgan Jones was then called upon by the Secretary, on behalf of the church, to burn the promissory notes for £250 which had been paid off, and Mrs. Jones having done so, said that she was delighted to dp so, and wished the church would build an extension to th? schoolroom and favour her with the duty of burning those notes as well (loud applause). On the motion of Mr. John Davies. Cardiff- road, seconded by Mr. E. H. Evans, the report and balance-sheet were adopted, the latter, who was one of the auditors, paying, a. high tribute of praise to the Secretary for the manner in which the accounts, etc., were submitted to them.—On the motion of the Chairman, a vo of thanks was passed to the secretary (Mr. J. Morris), the treasurer (Mr. Edward Moses), and the auditors (Messrs. E. H. Evans and J. Runge).—Mr. J. Morris, in replying, said that much of the credit was due to Mr. J. A. Wil- liams, who every week filled in the contribution sheets, so that he (the speaker) had only to make them up at the close of the year ready for the audit. A very interesting function followed,, present- ations on behalf of the Church and Sunday School being made to Mrs. W. D. Morris (nee Miss Ettie Griffiths, Park Schools), on the oc- casion of her marriage.—Mr. John Morris made the presentation on behalf of the church. This nsisted. of £ pair of silver candlesticks, bear- ing a suitable inscription.—Mr. Morris said he need not weary them in singing the praises of Mrs. Morris, for she was well known to all of them. The church at Tabernacle would sus- tain a great loss by her departure, for of all the members of the church, Miss Griffiths, while with them, was the most faithful in every department of the work of the church (hear, hear). He then handed her the present. Mr. D. M. Richards, the superintendent of the Sunday School, then presented Mrs. Morris with a. silver butter dish and butter knife in a silver-lined case, on behalf of tha Sunday School. He said he was pleased to know that Mrs. Morris was not going to leave the school, but was still going on with her good work there. During the years he had been superin- tendent of the school, Mrs. Morris had been the most devoted teacher in the school. The way in which she dealt with the large class of in- fants, which she taught for years, was a treat, and he was delighted, on behalf of the school, to be permitted to make that presentation (hear, near). Mrs. (Rev.) J. Morgan Jones said she wished to .explain to them the position with regard to the Band of Hope, of which she was the super- intendent. The teasers and herself had dis- cussed the matter, and tiiey felt that as they oould not ask the little ones to come to that meeting, it was best for them to make the little presentation which they were making separate, so that all the little ones could attend and take part in it. She then spoke of the wonderful services rendered bv Mrs. Morris to th-a Band of Hope. She had a great power trlth the children, especially with the little ones, ted the children all loved bejr (loud ap- Mr. Noah Taylor also briefly spoke, after which Mrs. Morris returned thanks, and her husband, W. D, Morris) ako spoke* J
Twenty-five Years' Faithful Service TRIBUTES TO AN ABERDARE TEACHER. Saturday last was the twenty-fifth anniver- sary of the day (March 18th, 1885) on which Sister Ganzsga took charge of the Catholio School, Aberdare. Notwithstanding the heavy draw lust now upon the Catholics of Absrdaro in having to. build a new school, it was resolv- ed some time ago not to allow the event to pass. unnoticed. Accordingly, last October a committee was appointed consisting of Miss Davies, Bryngolwg: Mrs. David James; Mrs. Q'Leary; Mrs. Esche (Stuart-street); Miss Eschle Mrs. Hunt; Mrs. Brough and Mrs: Kear, to detemunc how the event should be celebrated and to make all the arrangements. The affair was kept secret, and until Saturday morning. when she received a. letter inviting her to the school at 4 p.m., Sister Gonzaga had no ylea that anything was being done The children, who had; bean cscretlv informed a; day or twri before, -assembled, and tea was pro- vided for them, and also a large supply., of oranges'(kindly sent by Mr-. W. Kenshole, so- licitor). Afterwards the parents and other members of the Catholic congregation joined the children. Father O'Reilly took the chair, and, in a brief speech, traced the progress of the school under the guidance of Sister Gon- zaga, and remarked that, in the twenty-five years, she bad been absent from duty only three days through serious illness, and during that long time he. as correspondent manager, never had the slightest anxiety or trouble with the children, their parents, or the staff of the school. Father O'Reilly then called upon Misa Nellie Williams, a pupil teacher of the school, to read an address, which was tastefully illu- minated by Sister Condilla, of the Cottage Hos- pital. The address expressed high appreciation! of the services of Sister Gonzaga, and con- cluded "We feel that we can give you n<> personal gift that would be acceptable to you, but, as a memento of this day and to furtheitf decorate our church which 'rou love so well, our parents and other members of the congregation have erected two stained glass windows in thai altar of the S. Heart—one of the Blessed -Mar-i garet Mary and one of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, your Patron Saint." Then Miss Gordpn, on, Ijehalf of the school staff. presented a hand4 somcly-bound "olume of devotions. Mr. O'Leary, the oldest member of the congregM tion, resoonded on behalf of Sister Gonzaga*, and, after some songs, all repaired to th6 church, where the celebration was suitably; ended by Benediction of the Blessed Sacr»* ment. The two windows are from the studio of Messrs. Hardman and Co., Birmingham, and over the altar rail there is fixed a brass- plate, on which is engraved the following:—. "The two windows of this altar have been erected by the congregation in thanksgiving to Almighty God for the work of Sister Gon- zaga in the School, Church, and Mission duri. ing the twenty-five years from March 19th- 1885-11arch 19th, 1910."
0 Aberdare Evening Schools. ANNUAL DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES. The annual distribution of prizes and certifi- cates in connection with the Aberdare Evening Continuation School Classes took place on Monday evening at the County School. Coun- cillor 1VI. J. Harries was in the chair, and amongst those present were: Mrs. Walter Lloyd, Mrs. John Griffiths (Park Schools), Airs. Davies (Broniestyn-terrace), Messrs. D. R. Griffiths, Ebenezer Owen, W. R. Williams, B.Sc., and J. D. Thomas (clerfc to the governors of the County School. The Chairman, in his introductory remarks, said he was pleased to be present and to ob- serve the good work these classes were doing. In the whole of Wales in 1903, the number of students attending evening classes was 8,257. There was considerably more than that num- ber at the present time. Mrs. Walter Llpyd, in handing cut the prizes to these who attended the classes, said know- ledge was no burden to carry about, but it always proved useful. A war with Germany, was much talked of at present, but when that war did come, it would ba an intellectual one. Germany were doing all they possibly could towards getting their children properly edu- cated. In davs gone by, England had been supreme, and to hold her own, more attention should be given to, what was termed "the arts of craft." —Other prizes and certi_cates were handed out by Mrs. Griffiths and Mrs. Davies. On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr. E. Owen, a vote of thanks was accorded to the ladies for distributing the prizes. A' similar compliment was accorded to the Chair- man, on the motion of Mr. J. D. The (solicitor), seconded by Mr. D. R. Griffiths. Appended is a list of those who received tha certificates, etc. :— Board of Education Exaniination,Perspeo-i tive (Mr. F. J. Kerr, teacher): Virgil R. Da* vies, 1st class.-Applled Mechanics (Mr. A. Cryer, teacher): 2nd Class Stage I., T. Eras* mus, Emrys James, and T. M. Williams.—Free' hand Drawing (Mr. F. J. Kerr teacher): 1A class, V. R. Davies; 2nd class, William Mackin- tosh, C. S. Cameron, and Leslie Br-dgeman.- Freehand Drawing (Mr. E. O. Williams teach- er) 1st c'ass, S. R. Jones; 2nd cnasa, L. T* Morgan, E. Jones, Tom Evans, Richie Evans. —Light and Shade (Mr. F. J. Kerr teacher): 2nd class, L. T. Morgan, Leslie Bridgeman, and William Mackintosh.—Model Drawing (Mr E. O. Williams teacher): 2nd class, L. T. Mor- gan and John Jenkins.—Machine Construction and Drawing (Mr. A. Cryer teacher): 1st class, Stage I., LI. Hughes, W. J. Gilliard, E. A.; Morgan, A. G. Evans, M. R. Morgan, and 1L) F. Anderson; 2nd olass, Stage I., H. J Evans, D. R. Masters, S. A. Smith, E. F. Stubbs, Do J. Ashford; 2nd class, Stage II., R. G. Davies, E. A. P. Evans, H. M. Hughes, Emrys James, S. C. Lewis, and S. J. Millar; 2nd dass, Stage III., J. Bowen and T. Erasmus.—Building con- struction and Drawing (Mr. G. Bosher teacher) 2nd class, Stage II., T. Jones.—Building Con-* etruction and Drawing (Mr. G. Davies teacher) t 1st class, Stage II., Tom Evans; 2nd classy Stage II., John Thomas, E. Powell, T. Miliert Dan Thomas, John Davues, and W. E. Evans.— Botany (Mr. A. W Elliott teacher): 2nd classy- Stage II., B. Llewellyn and Hosuiah J. Wil- liams.—Theoretical Inorganic Chemistry (Mr* W. R. Williams teacher): 1st class, Stage :u.. p. H. David. County Council Examinations. Heat and Steam (Mr. M D. Williams teacher): 3rd class, D. A. Jones and W. M. Hughes.—Welsh (Mc, John Griffiths teacher): 2nd class, Stage I IT., W. T. Elias, Danie) Jones, and J. G. Davies; 2nd class, Stage II., T. Prosser and W. Wil- liams 2nd class, Stage III.. J. R. Davies; 2nd class, Stage I., Caradoc W.-Liters. -Electricity, and Magnetism (Mr. W. R. Williams teacher): 2nd class, D. A. Jones; 3rd class, I. Mackintosh' and B. A. Jeffreys.—Practical Mathematics (Mr. Ban Da.vies teacher): 3rd class, Stage U., W A. Jones; 2nd class, Stage III., E. J. Phil- lips; 3rd aass, Stage I., D. W. Jones; 2nd class, Stage I., Owen James: 2nd class, Stage HI., W. Morgan, H. F. Anderson, 2nd clasa, Stage I., Moses Jones and T. J. Walters; 1st class. Stage I., Thomas Powell; 2nd class. Stage I., A. J. Brittain; 2nd class, Stage II., R. I* Davies. City and Guilds of London Examination.—- Telegraphy: 2nd class, Mr. J. H. Hopkins; given out. Miss S. C. Evans.—Brickwork: Miss E. M. Powell, Taliesin Millar, and W. L. Evam, 2nd class; Shem Morgan.—Carpentry and Joinery: John Davies and Ed. W. Powell*
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