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ABERDARE. IF YOU HAVE DEFECTIVE EYESIGHT, consult the most experienced Eyesight Testing Expert in Mer- thyr. Mr HENRY M. LLOYD, Ophthalmic Optician and Chemist, Merthyr (opposite Market doors). "JUDAS MAccABErs. "-Drill Hall, Merthyr, Thursday 21st, by Park Choral Society. Con- ductor, Mr Dan Davies, DINNER TO SIR S. T EVANS.-T-he High Con- stable of Aberdare has received an invitation from the Committee of the Welsh Club to dine with the new Welsh Judge, Sir S. T. Evans, at Whitehall on the 26th inst. Councillor M. J. Harries, Councillor Lewis N. Williams, Mr. Frank Hodges, and Mr. D. M. Richards have also received invitations. PRESENTATION.—A successful smoking con- cert was held in connection with the local Operative Bakers on Thursday evening at the Prince of Wales Hotel. Mr. S. lies presided. A silver watch was presented to Mr F. Harbon, one of the staff at the Foundry Town Bakery, upon his departure for Americfu The presenta- tion was made by Mr.- G. Ryeal, and Mr. Har- bon feelingly responded. ABERDARIAN IN THE STATES.—The Rev. Dd. Jones, minister .0Vthe Congregational Church at Scranton, Utica, U.S.A., a native of Aber- dare, is about to return to Wales for a length- ened vieh this summer. Mr. Jones was for some years minister of the Welsh Congrega- tional Church at New Quay, Cardiganshire. He commenced to preach at Bethel (Gadlys), and studied at Bala College for the ministry. BABY SHow.-A movement is on fopt to hold a baby show in Abardare Several medical gentlemen are taking a keen interest in the movement, especially Dr. Evan Jones, Tymawr, whose wife has already promised prizes amounting to R10. Undoubtedly, other prizes will shortly be secured. It is proposed to hold the show in October, and as such shows have been very successful and very beneficial in other town, there is no doubt one will be equal- ly sucoessful in Aberdare. LOCAL WILL. Mr. Robert Lilwall, of 30, Gloucester-street, Aberdare, timber merchant, who died on February 1st, left estate of the gross value of E2,949, with net personalty 22,914, and probate of his will, dated January 24th, 1908, with a codicil, has been granted to Mr. Richard Francis, of Aberdare, foundry manager. The teetator left two houses in Dean-street, Aberdare, and ;C5M to his niece, Lily Francis, L200 to the said Richard Francis, £ 100 each to Hettie and May Francis, and the residue of his estate he left as to one-fifth each to his sister-in-law (Luèy Lilwall), his brother (Tom Lilwall), his nephews (Arthur and Charles Lilwall), and his niece (Lily Francis). "THE ABERDARIAN.The April number of "The Aberdarian," the organ of the Aebrdare County School, is to hand. Reference is natur- ally made to the success of Mr. Willie Oxen- ham, who has won a Commercial Scholarship of £ 50 per annum for three years, awarded by the Glamorgan County Council. Young Oxen- ham purposes to enter the -Birmnigham Uni- versity to study for the degree of Bachelor of Commerce. A brief and sympathetic ref-erenoe is also made to the loss the school has sustained by the death of Mr. Griffith George, J.P., a member of the Board of Governors from the commencement. A very interesting article fol- lows on "The Civil Service for Women," which will be. helpful for. girls preparing for that career. Tho Past Students' notes, as usual,- re- cord the success of a number of the past stu- dents at various examination, etc. BAND OF HOPE.—On Thursday evening, an entertainment was given by the children of the Tabernacle Band of Hope. The Rev. J. M. Jones (pastor) presided, and there was an ex cellent attendance. The chief feature of the evening was the character play, ''The Babes of the Wood," got up by Miss Bronwen M. Grif- fiths, Park Schools, and a bevy of little boys and girls; Miss Rona Wilson and Master Wil- liams being the babes; Mrs. Griffiths, who has for some time worked with the Girls' Guild; Miss May Morris, who had got up a few pretty action songs; Miss May Hopkins and Miss Wil- liams, teachers of the Band of Hope; along with Miss B. M Richards, who had, with some of the boys, prepared choruses. Mrs. J. M. Jones (the president) and Mrs. W. D. Morris (another teacher of the Band of Hope) deserve special mention. The following programme was gone through :-Pianoforte solo, Master Gwynne Howells; recitation, "Naming the Baby," Master Johnny Williams; chorus, "Marching to Georgia," Band of Hope Boys; action song, "The Whiting and the Snail," Guild Girls; pianoforte solo, "Butterfly," Mas- ter David Thomas; chorus, "The Butterfly," Band of Hope Girls; recitation (in character), Mi&s Rona Wilson chorus, "Stay in your own backyard," Band of Hope Boys; dance. "High- land Reel, Guild Giris; recitation, "Florence Nightingale," Miss Margery George; play, "The Babes in the Wood," Miss Griffiths's party; solo, Master Tom Forey; chorus, "Good Night," Band of Hope Girls; song and chorus, "Hen Wlad fv Nhadau, Miss Emily Williams. —On Friday evening a tea was given to the children attending the Band of Hope, under the presidency of Mrs. J. M. Jones; also those of the Girls' Guild, carried on by Mrs. and Miss Griffiths, Park Schools, and the Boys' Club, under Mr. Evan H. Evans, were all invited to tea. After the tea, a musical programme was contributed to by the children, and songs and recitations were given by the Misses M. Hop- kins and B. t. Richards. "Amos- "-On Thursday Jaet, at the New Pub- lic Hall, a performance of the charming drama- tic cantata, "Amos, the Cripple of Caper- naum," was given by Trinity Chapel Choir. The following took part :Chuza," Mr. Ebon. Powell; "Barucl-i," Mr. W. Daviee, "Micah," Mr. Ivor Bryant; "Contunon," Mr. Steve Jen kins; "Joanna," Miss Maggie Phillips; "Widow of Nain," Mrs. Lewis; "Angel," Miss Row- lands: "Amos," Miss MildTed Davies; "Zilla, Miss Hall, "Phineas," "Reuben," "Ezra," and 1 "Lamech" were impersonated by Messrs. E. J. Williams, Ivor Phillips, D. Davies, and Newton respectively. Miss Phillips, as "Joanna," gave a really fine interpretation of the part. "Amos" was magnificently played by Miss M. Davies, who deserves, special praise, as her conception of the part was wonderful. Mr. Eben Powell, as "Chuza," was "ood, though the effect was somewhat marred by his reading the part. Mr. Davies, Trecynon, who 'took the part of "Baruoh," and Mr. S. Jenkins, Mountain Ash, who took the parts of "Barti- maeus'' and the "Centurion," both deserve nraise. Mr. Jenkins's magnificent voice was TToard to advantage in the "Centurion's" solo. Miss Hall, Messrs. Bryant, Davies, Williams, Phillips, and Newton are to be congratulated on the mastery of their parts. The choir ren- dered their, choruses ,magnificently. Credit is due to. MiM Phillips, Canon-street, for the' ad- mirable way in which the children had been trained. Mr. Dan Jones seemed to have im- bued his choir with his own artistic spirit, iaind the whole work went off without a hitch. There was a thorough understanding between the orchestra and the chorus Messrs. R. R. Price and C. Jones, as stage managers, did their work in the best possible manner.. The orchestra, which did its part efficiently, was under the leadership of Mr. J. Arkite Phillips, and comprised the following:—First violins: Messrs. E. Ashton and S. Evans; second vio- lins, M. Williams. H. Toughne, and T. Flooki; viola, Mr. J. Minnett; double bass, Mr. D. Jones; flute, Mr. T. LAWRENCE; oboe, Mr. J. Arkite Phillips, clarionets, Messrs. Morris and Davies, basso, Mr. D. Williams, piccolo, Mr. E. Hardiman Mr. D Rice Jones (the deputy organist at Trinity) was the accompanist RECHABITES.—The members of the Rising Star Ten. (No. 1397) of the Independent Order of Rechabites, who meet at Tabernacle Vestry, Aberdare, celebrated the twenty-fir year of the Tent's existence with 3 social tea meeting at Miles's Restaurant, Canon-street, on Thurs- day last. A the subsequent meeting, Bro. David Howells, the chief ru!er, supported by Bro T. Evan?, P C.R., and Bro F. Shackell, D.R., presided over a crowded attendance of members.—The Chief Ruler, in a short and appropriate speech, gave a hearty welcome, and congratulated the members on the pros- perous position of the Tent. Commencjn 21 years ago (through the aid of Bro. J W Harris, now of Abercarn), with no capital and very few members, they had to-day a capital exceeding JB500 exclusive of District and Order funds, and a membership of adults and juveniles of nearly 700. During this period, all legitimate claims, both sick and funeral, made on the Tent had been promptly paid according to the Tent rules.—Following the speech of the Chief Ruler, Bro. Thomas Frame gave a song.- Bros. J, Jordan. T. Jenkins, and J. W Younrr, in short speeches, put the Temperance cause very clearly, showing the great advantage living a temperate life, on health, character, and circumstances.—Bro. W G. Pink, the superintendent of the Juvenile Tent, in a very appealing speech, put forward the ol-aiirr of the Juvenile Tent, as during the few months there had been no less than 50 j liver i> members transferred to the Adult Tent. Ac cordingly, he appealed to the rneinbars of the Adult Tent for their assistance and co-opera- tion, not only to retain the juvenile member- ship, but to increase it.—Bro David Parsons, spoke on the relation of the Bndcet to Friendly Societies. He gave a detailed account of the national scheme of insurance against sickness mentioned in the Budget, and also a great deal of information on the schemes adopted by Ger- many. Norway, and Belgium. — Bro. Henry Powell, the secretary of the Holiday Club, in a very amusing "nd interesting speech, placed before the members the object and claims of that club, and also announced that it was in- tended to have an excursion i'1 connection with the Adult Tent shortly —Bro?. T Frame and T. Evans spoke on the impedance of increas- ing the membership, and explained what hnd been arranged to acknowledge the services of those that rendered services in that dircction- On the motion of Bro. Robert Davies, second-' by Bro. Jonathan Jones, a "ots expressing sympathy with Bro. J. W Har.i«, oi Abercsrn. in his serious illness was nnanir/>>>a«i.v r.assed. Votes of thanks to the :u; In-, caterers (Messrs. Miles and So.u- VJI &leo Ü) Mr. James (the manager) brougnt ? pl-, ant evening to a close.
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♦ ABERDARE POLICE COURT. WEDNESDAY.—Before Sir T. Merchant liams (Stipendiary), Messrs. D. P. Davies. i ¡i W. Jones, L. N. Williams, and Dr. Evan Jone- MAN AND WIFE CASE.—An order was made by consent, in the case of Mary Jenkins against her husband, Thomas David Jenkins, for the payment of 22s. 6d. a week and costs —Mr. C. Kenshole appeared for the wife, and Mr. W Thomas for the d< fend-.nt. THEFT OF A FOOTBALL SUIT.—James Griffiths was charged with stealing a leather hand-bag and a number of other articles. at Ynysybwl. —James Jacobs, Pontypridd, said that on the 11th inst. he was playing in a football match, at Ynysybwl. After the match he went to the Windsor Hotel, Ynysybwl. He placed his; football clothes a hand-bag and put it on a seat in the smol •-room. He left the room and when he returned the bag had gone. He searched for the bag and gave information to the police.—P.C. Henry Osborne said that from information received he went to the defendant's lodgings and found the bag there. Asked where he got it from, he said I know nothing about it." His mother, in his presence, said, You brought the bag here." When charged at the station he denied it. He now said if he did steal it he was under the influence of drink he remembered nothing of it.—Defendant was sent to prison for six weeks. "THEFT OF COAL.—Thomas Jenkins was summoned for stealing coal, the property of the Marquis of Bute.—P.C. Caleb Morris proved the theft and Walter Morgan assessed the value of the coal at 9d.—Fined 10s. ASLEEP IN THE ENGINE HOUSE.—Arthur Hill, an engineman, was summoned for committing a breach of the Coal Mines Regulation Act by sleeping while in charge of his engine.—Mr. C. Kenshole prosecuted.—William Leyshon, mec- hanic at Abercwmboi Colliery, said the defen- ha.Ild", was In charge of an air compressor, and a faiyAftgine. The former dealt with the pumps antr the" latter controlled the ventillation. Defendant worked from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. At 11.20 witness saw defendant asleep. He watched him for ten minutes and he then woke. He then went into the fan engine house and found that defendant had entered up the log book showing he had marked it as having been visited at 12 p.m. midnight. He produced the book.—Sir Marchant: That is not charged against him.—David Rees Morgan, the manager, spoke of the possible danger of the engines stopping. They required continual attention.— Fined £2 and costs. ASSAULT.—James John Lewis was summoned for assaulting Mary Annie Lawrence.—Com- plainant said defendant had been lodging with her and left without notice. She spoke to him and he struck her in the face twice.—Defendant denied this and said that while lodging with her he did not get enough food. She only gave him three meals a day.—The Stipendiary What did he pay ?—Complainant: Ten shillings a week for board and lodgings.-—Fined 10s. and costs. DOG OWNERS FINED.—There was a batch of cases of. persons being summoned for keeping dogs without licences, and the usual fines of 7s. 6d. oach were inflicted. In other cases defendants were summoned for not keeping their dogs under proper control, and orders were made for the dogs to be kept under control and the costs to be paid. In three cases the dogs had been worrying sheep, and these were ordered to be destroyed, under a cumulative penalty of ?0s. a day. VARIOUS.—Mr. Winstone Rees applied for an ejectment order, on behalf of Mr. D. H. Morris, Aberaman, against J. Davies, of 137, Cardiff-road, and Mr. W. T. Howell, solicitor, Aberaman, made a like application on behalf of Mr. J. W. Evans, in respect of a house in Commercial-place, rented by E. L. Davids.— Both were granted. Fines as follows were inflicted for drunkenness:—Ellen Crowley, in Dew-street, 10s. and costs; James Griffiths, in Tydraw-road, Ynysybwl, 10s. and costs; Enoch Evans, Tylorstown, in Morgan-street, 10s. and costs; Owen Evans, in Tower-road, Hirwain,.10s. and costs Edward Ware, Capcoch, in John-street, Capcoch, 10s. and costs Wm. Camey in Coleman-street, Capcoch, 10s. a.nd costs; David Meyrick, in Foreman's-row, Abemant, was let off, he having, at the last court, been fined for breaking a window. -John Thomas Morris, for being drunk in charge of a horse, in Merthyr-road, Llwydoced, was fined 10s. and costs. He told tho Magistrates that the police first charged him with stealing the horse, but the Stipendiary said that was not now the' charge. James Williams and Rees Thomas, for fighting in the street, at Cwmbach, were fined £2 and costs. Henry Roberts and Elizabeth Davies, who did not appear, for indecent behaviour in South-avenue, Gadlys, were fined 40s. and costs.
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.db. I ABERDARE YOUNG 5 IBERAL I LEAGUE. ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING AT .1' TRECYNON. ——— SPEECHES BY MR. EDGAR JONES, M.P., AND MR. CLEM. EDWARDS. On Saturday evening a v-ery successful meet- ing, under the auspices of the reoently-sstab- lished League of Young Liberals at Aberdare was held in Ebenezcr Welsh Congregational Chapel, Trecynon, to hear addresses by Mr. Edgar R. Jones, M.P., and Mr. E. G. HEM- merde, M.P., on the political questions ;D the day. The latter, however, WAS unable to at- tend, and his place was supplied by Mr. Clem. Edwards, ex-M.P. for the Denbigh Boroughs. Councillor Morgan John Harries occupied the CHAT" and in opening tho" P/cceedings said they met to welcome senior member, Mr. Edgar Jones, to Trecynou ior the first time since his great victory the poll (loud ap olause. During the election, Mr. Jones pro- Tiised to come to Trecynon the declara- "m of the poll, but was :R>IAV^ to do so, so j, ? bad come among them ) evening in ful- filmrnt of the promise then .>J,I)d0 (hear, hear). He was very pleased to LAIR'; )'11-e chair at that meeting of the League of Young Liberals, and he was delighted that they formed such a League in Aberdare. THE V.U-OSJSS of the Lib- eral candidates at the recanr focal elections was such as to prove that IY'berrJism was a great foroe in the town (hear, hear) He was at one time rather doubtful whether he ought to have accepted the invitation of the League to pre- side at that meeting for their junior member, Mr Keir Hardie, had told them in Mid-Gla- morgan that a grocer had dO convictions. He could not see much difference between a man who sold sugar and a. man who sold "Labour Leaders"—(laughter)—except that there was considerably more profit Co', ;J"tP"rs than on sugar (renewed laughter). He was delighted to see such a crowded MEETIRJ^. Mid was also delighted to think that the cloud which a short time ago hung over the h01 iwn in the coal trade had now passed awsy. in the words used at the Eiisteddfod in *TJ.Sto the ques- tion, "A oes could all answer, "Heddwch'' (cheers). SPEECH BY MR. JOWES, M.P. Mr. Edgar R. Jones, M .-vhosc nsiHg -8 the signal of an outbmv;TIETR-IIJI said H" had come among them ?ARIIEAI OC-. siblo nrsroent. in fulfilmer.. oF edg' THTY did not kno— wher another otxl NUGNI bt upon th&tv. and 10; t.T>;U»FOIO behoved come and see that TH* VES were not ALLOWED to grow in the fieid <>.U^nter). He >-as sorry that he was sufferin.- ..iany other .•ambers of the House, from 'K;t; whether inat arose from the depies^R- influence of politics or the prevalent east >I.d, he was not certain. The hon. member then explained, as b: did also at the Merthyr meeting,, how he been able to assist his constituents since entry into Parliament. He said he bad r'-er pr-e:<< APON the authorities the import- ance THA1. 1: i', should be in South Wales a F-W»ciai clœr:I1;).);) in connection with the L beral Exehi-\iisr*-S for colliers. That was im- portant for two 'EISONS: one wa.s, that it was net well that the col'I-srs should be mixed up ••^ITH all the others in the Cardiff Clearing- house, and also thero was a danger lest that clearing-house might SEOD unskilled labour to the pits (loud applause). He had received a promise that this should BI looked into, and he hoped shortly that -wishes would be carried out. He had also gone into the work of the juvenile branches in connection with these Exchanges, and he looked to these juven- ile branches to do a vast amount of good in the future, seeing that boy:, were put to the work they were best fitted for, and not being thrown out of employment, whe-n they were too old to be boy messengers and such like. Feel- ing the importance of that department of the Labour Exchanges, he had gone very carefully into the regulations laid down in reference to them. He had discovered what to him ap- peared to be a weakness. As the regulations were first laid down, a boy or girl of fourteen years of age might go to the Labour Exchanee at Cardiff, and register For work. and work might be found for him or her in Manchester, and their train fares paid THERE without the knowledge of their parents, and in that way the children, and especially the girls might get into the hands of "sharks" who would ruin them. When he drew the attention of those IN authority to this point, he at once obtained an undertaking that it would be remedied, and new regulations were issued whereby no chil- dren would be sent away without the consent of their parents. These were illustrations of what could be done. HAVE PATIENCE. Mr. Jones then dealt with the present posi- tion of affairs in the House of Commons. The LiberaJ and Labour members in the House of Commons had been sent there to do two things —to pass the Budget, which was thrown out by the Lords, and to deal with the veto of that House. (hear, hear). Considerable impatience existed that nothing had yet been done. That impatience was not confined to those outside the Houss. It was his privilege, almost im- mediately he was returned, to be introduced to the group of Radical members in the House presided over by Sir Charles DiJke-D. wonder- ful man, who knew everything that was to be known about the procedure of the House, and who, every Tuesday, placed that knowledge at the disposal of every young member of the Radical group. Even in that group, ardent reformers as they were, they had come to real- ise the difficulties in which the Government were, and one of his messages to them to-day was to plead for patience (hear, hear). Yea, for patience and continued loyalty to the lead- ers. He could never forget the throb in Mr. Lloyd George's voice when, a. few days ago, he appealed for loyalty, when he said if they could have the necessary patience, comradeship, they might still be able to win the fight (loud ap- plause). They were not yet without hope— (hear, hear)—but the position was critical. The reason was quite apparent. Mr. Asquith had not an independent majority in the House, but a. composite one. Had he an independent maj- ority, they could place the responsibdity on him; but now ho had to consult the wishes not only of the Liberals, but also the wishes of the Labour Party and the Irish Party. It was a question of bargaining, and so far, Mr. As- quith had not made a single mistake (loud applause). As an instance of the position, he pointed out how the Labour amendment re the wages in the Army raised by the Labour members was dealt with. After the Labour Party had been satisfied, the Tories insisted on a division, and in order to keep the Govern- ment in the Labour Party bad to abstain from voting for their own amendment, and several of them voted for the Government. It taught all of them a lesson that they must not run a.ny risks, and when a good old Radical like Mr. Lough moved a vote to reduce the vote on the Navy, it placed everv Radical in a false position. Every Radical felt that they were bound to keep tho Government m office, al- though they felt strongly opposed to the in- crease in the Navy. He (the speaker) had pre- pared a. speech which he intended to point out what his predecessor, Mr. Henry Richard, had done for the cause of arbitration; but he had no opportunity to deliver the speech, and when the motion was pressed to a, division, he was to vote for the Government, and the minority was only thirty-four-—half of whom were Independent Radicals. These were inci- dents showing the-difficulty of the position. THE REAL QUESTION. At last, however, they had come to a close grip with the real question of the session—the Veto of the House of Lords (loud applause). The Prime Minister had sounded the trumpet call, and the only difficulty, at the moment was that tho Irish would not vote for the Budget except on their own terms. He felt strongly that they must get the Budget through before again appealing to tho country. It was on that question that they went out, and if the Budget was defeated in the House of Com- mons, the Lords could very well say, "You have nothing to complain of; the country has agreed with U3, and has sent a majority back against the Budget, which wo referred to the people for their decision." If the Irish Party brought that about, then their hope of Home Rule was gone. If not, then, in the words of Mr. Churchill, the question would be carried to the steps of the Throne, and the King would be asked to combine with the Commons in defence of the rights of the people (loud and long con- tinued cheering). THE rights of the people against the House of Lords (cheers). Next Monday week would b the critical moment, and the only question was whether the Irish members, would once more prove themselves true statesmen. He hoped to make a •speech on that occasion, and to appeal on behalf of Wales to the Irish members. IN 1884 the Radical of Birmingham came to Wales to ap- peal to Welshmen to oppose Home Rule. He promised Wales in return the Disestablishment of the Church-a measure Wales was longing for, and Mr. Chamberlain won over that great Welshman, Mr. Thomas Gee, who, in the "Banner." took the Liberal Unionist side, but the people of Wales sent the "Banner" back in bundles by post and by train, and stood firm for "old Gladstone" and old Ireland (loud ap- p!ause). He wanted to remind the Irish mem- bers of what Walee had done in 1884, and since that date; how Wales had allowed her own aspirations to be put aside for the sake of Ire- land, and to WARN them that Wales was not going to wait for ever. If Irish members to- day proved traitors to democratic hopes and as- pirations, Wales would have something to say. He did not, however, believe that that would be the case, but that both the Budget and the Veto resolutions would BE passed. Mr. Jones then explained at considerable length the veto resolutions. The first dealt with the question of finance, and merely sought to put down in writing what had been admit- ted to be the constitutional usage for over two centuries that the House of Lords had nothing to do with finance. Th second point dealt with the question of general legislation, and it would AM power the House of Commons, after passing a measure three times, to get it into Jaw with- out the consent of th House of Lords. That was the suspensory veto. Tho Tories now said ¡ that these not h? carried through the House of Commca-. without the help of the Irish vole. The Irish vote was good enough to H^LP Mr. Balfour to CARRY THE Education j Act of 1904. If this battle was lost, it was I difficult to know when we should recover the ground lost. It WAS possible that the King would not give the uaranlee6 asked for until after another election hut once the veto was secured, the way would be clear Once Goliath was killed, the Philistines would run away. He believed that the Prime Minister slill had a secret way to get over the- difficulty, which would be got over He felt himself that if that was not achieved, it would behove the Liberal members of Parliament to form a distinctive Welsh Party; and if they were in opposition, they could get Mr. Lloyd George to act as their leader, and thus demand from the Conservative Party what they, as Welsh- men, required (loud applause). A vote of thanks to Mr Jon-es, who then lp for Merthyr, was carried with acclamation. GOVERNMENT CRITICISED. Councillor T. Walter Williams said that MESSRS Edgar Jones and Clement Edwards were on a star tour through the constituency, and while they were waiting the other star actor, the band would play (laughter) he and Mr. John Morgan Jones taking the place of the band (laughter). He was not in love with a Second Chamber of any kind. It was said it would bo useful to prevent hasty and ifl-considered legislation. What was really re- quired was better discussion of nesded reform in the House of Commons, and then the sooner the measure was passed the batter. What he advocated WAS the limitation of the of members in the House of Commons, equal elec- toral districts, one man one vote; and in that he included the women, too-(he,ar, hear) — the cost of elections being thrown on the consoli- dated fund, and the payment of members from £2OG to £300 a year. Dealing with the posi- tion at t11e moment, hø very much regretted to hear Mr. E-GPR Joneo say that another elec- tion might ). necessary b0fore the King was to be asked the necessary guarantees. He thought •I very great, mistake in tactics and- policy (loud applause). Mr. Asquith, at the moment, had a very big majority on the veto, and if he went again to the country on thai question without endeavouring to secure the necessary powers from His Majesty, then the Liberal Party would meet the defeat it deserved. He for one refused to believe that th Kmg wOlÙI he so badly advised as 10 refuse the request oi a Prime Minister with a maj- ority of 120 behind him. The King was too great a diplomatist to do anything of the kind (hear, hear). Once the Veto of the House of Lords WAS done away with, they would have a chance to go in for a lengthened period of fiocial legislation (loud applause). ] "A TERRIBLE THING." The Rev. J. Morgan Jones, M.A., president of the Aberdare Liberal Association, SA'd that although Mr. Edgar Jones had left, he would like to congratulate him on the way }1-e had spent the first two or three months in the House. He had aheady done some excellent, work, and was to be congratulated thereon. He wished also to congratulate him on his maiden speech in the House (hear, hear). Re- ferring to the speech Mr. Edgar Jones intend- ed to deliver on tho Navy, he hoped he would still find an occasion to deliver it, and to pro- tesx—Liberal Government or not—as t- suc- cessor of the great, peace-maker, Mr. Henry Richard, asainst the continued swelling expen- diture on the weapons of war. He did not care what Government was in power, nor how much he admired the Prime Minister, it was a ter- rible thing to see this continued increased spending of money on warlike preparations when there was so much needed in other direc- tions. and when-there were so many other ways in which t'he money could be profitably spent. It was most unfortunate that at the incment the situation was such that no effective protest could be made. He hoped Mr. Jones would keep the speech in readiness, and when he de- livered it he would have the united support of his constituency in the protest (applause) He was willing to trust those in authority and power as to matters of tactics, as to how and when to proceed but the rank and file of the Liberals should let no opportunity pass without telling the Government quite plainly that they expected the CabirPet, whatever might be the difficulties, before they again appealed to the country, to show that they had been in earnest (loud applause). It might be that it would be impossible to win without having to resort to another election, but they must not come to the country without giving the people solid tangible proof that they had tried to settle the question, and were not engaged in playing a political game (cheers). He had not any strong prejudice for or against a Second Chamber. What he was concerned about was that the direct representatives of the people should be able to carry out their will on every question. He did not object to a Second Chamber as an ornament, provided it was harmless (laughter). He hailed the formation of the Young Liberal League, as it would help to educate the people and make itself felt as a power in the district. The great difficulty of the moment was that Liberals did not clearly realise what they wanted, and the League should give the young especially a thorough education in Liberalism. Ten years ago, when some of them, as young men, look-ad at the social problems of the day, —pauperism, unemployment, and other ques- tions—they doubted whether the Liberal Party were going to grapple with the situation and drive huner, destitution, and unemployment from the land. For the last four years, how- ever, the Jeader5 of the Liberal Party had proved themselves courageous enough to deal with situation and what was now neces- sary was that all friends of progress should unite in that work. Let them not divide these powers with tiny labels of Socialism, Labour, or what not. In South Wales they were all Radicals, and well-nigh all Nonconformists, and such a fight as had just taken place in Mid-Glamorgan was a great pity (hear, hear). Let their motto rather bo unity. CROWN, LORDS, AND PEOPLE. Mr. Clement Edwards, who was accorded an enthusiastic reception, congratulated the Mer- thyr Borough electors upon securing such a strong young Radical as his friend, Mr. Edgar Jones, to represent them. The late Mr. Tom Ellis had said that he looked upon politics as a sacred thing, and not a thing to be left to those in the evenings of their life, but something to devote a life to (hear, hear). In Mr. Jones they had secured a real worthy successor to the late Mr. Henry Richard. At the moment they were all concerned with what was about to happen at the next General Election, if such was forced upon them. They thought that things were. very grave at the last General Election, but people hardly realised how exceedingly grave they would be at the nex, if IT came soon. If there was to be a General Election between now and July, it be not merely because the House of Lord had refused to pass the Veto resolutions, but because His Majesty the King had refused, at the request of the Prime Minister, to create the necessary num- ber of peers to carry those resolutions through the House of VLords (hear, hear). That was a very serious position it was really the Crown against-the people. Had they noticed how the bishops, parsons, and curates fought at the last election? It was because Tariff Reform would help them by increasing their emoluments. The tithes depended on the cost of corn, and the fact that Tariff Reform would send up the price of corn meant an increase in the value of tithes which ware regulated by a sliding scale. The hunger of the people was nothing more to these Tariff Reformers and clergy but a pawn in the game. The relations of the country with the Colonies were but pawns in the game, and now they were prepared to force a conflict between the monarch and the people. This was a very serious position in- deed. If we lost this time, it might mean a fight- for ten, fifteen, or twenty years. It was now laid down that no Liberal Government would in future take up office while the will of the people could be thwarted by the House of Lords (loud applause). The remainder of his spesch was devoted to a discussion of the claims of the House of Lords. Mr W. J. Phillips, Aberaman, proposed a vote of thanks to the speakers, and made an appeal to all who were present, and who had not yet joined the League of Young Liberals, to do so forthwith, pointing out the advantages of joining the League, and thus helping along the work of true Liberalism (hear, hear).—Mr. James Evans (Gadlys), in a brief speech in the vernacular, seconded the resolution, and ex- pressed his delight with that magnificent meet- ing, and with the progress made by the League in the valley. The League, of which he had now some experience, was doing really good work in the Aberdare Valley. It was giving the right, lead, and was voicing the best aspirations of Welshmen. They must once more have an army of Ironsides and Puritans, like those in the days of Cromwell, to fight the Lords, and he hoped that in that Borough they would not only have Aaron—they had him—but also a Hur, to hold up the hands of Moses in the fight (loud applause).—The vote was carried with acclamation, as was also a vote of thanks for the use of the chapel.—Mr. Clement Edwards then proposed a vote of thanks to the Chairman, which was seconded by Councillor H. II, Evans, and carried.
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--> ABERDARE DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTRIC LIGHTING STATION TENDERS. On Monday, the ordinary meeting of the Aberdare District Council was held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Mr. E Stone- lake in the chair There were present, Couns. T Lewis (vice-ohairman), J 0. George, R. Llewellyn, D. Jackson Thomas, W Harper, T. Walter Williams, A P Jones, Illtyd Hop kins, Morgan John Harries, W Thomas, Lewis N. Williams, T. Bowen, Col. T Phillips clerk), Messrs. H. Beddoe (deputy clerk), and A S. Morris (deputy surveyor). The Clerk reported the result, of the annual election, and that two brake-drivers summon- ed for overloading their brakes had been fined. Resolutions were passed to wipe off the irre- coverable rates and the amounts due on ac- count of private street improvements in re- spect to chapel frontages, etc. The Clerk also reported that the Local Government Board had agreed to the proposed new bye-laws for buildings, whereby the height of rooms will be 3 feet 6 inches instead of 9 feet as at present. The Clerk reported that 36 tenders had been received for the construction of the electric lighting station, and they had been sent to Mr. Seddon, the consulting engineer, to be re- ported on. After they had been returned a special meeting of the Council would be called to deal with the same. Five tenders had been received for the park refreshment rooms, and that of Mr. D Tyssul Davies, being the lowest at £562, was accepted. —Coun. T. Walter Williams asked whether it was strictly in order to accept that tender see- ing that Mr Tyssul Davies was still a member of that Council.—Col. T. Phillips: The con- tract will not be sealed until he is dead (laugh- ter). The Finance Committee's report was confirm- ed, the amount of cheques passed being £1,484 0S. 7d. The report of the Tenders Committee, who had accepted tenders for the supply of various materials, corn for horses, etc., during the forthcoming year, as well as for hauling, scav- ending, etc., was adopted. The following report, of the Health Commit- I tee WAS adopted:—"The Committee having considered the report of the Medical Officer, and being satisfied that the houses, Nos. 7 to 17, Crown-row, Cwmbach, are in a state so dangerous and injurious to health as to be. unfit for human habitation, recommend that the ne- J eessarv steps be taken prohibiting the use of J the same for human habitation until in the judgment of the Council the same are rendered fit for that purpose, in pursuance of, and in ac- cordance with, the Housing, Town Planning, etc., Act, 1909. Your Committee recommend that the owners of the houses Nos. 317, 318 and 319, Cardiff-road, 318, Hill-street, and 34, 36, and 37, Back Hill-street, now vacant, be J written to that until they are repaired and ren- dered fit for human habitation, they be NOT let I or occupied." » SURVEYOR'S 'REPORT. The following report of the Surveyor was re- ceived :—"The rainfall recorded at the Nanthir Reservoir for the month of March was 2.4 inches, being a decrease of 7.89 inches on the- previous month, and a decrease of 4.33 inches on the corresponding month of last year. Rain fell on twelve days. the greatest fall bemg on the 1st, viz.: 74 of an inch. The month's notice of provisional apportionment in respect of Thomas-street, Robcrtstown, has expired, and no notice of objection had been made thereto. I therefore recommend that tenders be invited for carrying out the works. I beg to lay before you plans, etc., for the laying out of the remaining portion of the New Cemetery; the estimated cost is £1,500. I beg to recom- mend that application be made to borrow this amount. In reference to Mr. Morgan Morgan's application for extension of sewer for proposed new villas at Cwmaman, I beg to state that the rule adopted by this Council has been to extend the sewers to the boundary of the estates un- less the buildings are erected abutting upon a road reparable by this Council. In this case proposed houses are not abutting upon a road reparable by this Council. There is a sewer laid through Lord Aberdare's property within 170 yards of the proposed new houses; a branch from this sewer could be laid to serve the houses. In accordance with your instruc- tions, I, in company with Councillor T. Lewis and a, deputation of the workmen employed at Powell's Pit (No. 3 Bwllfa) inspected the foot- paths leading from the Cwm towards the pit. The one on the north side of the river is in a very good condition, having only recently been thoroughly repaired, the occupation read from the Mission House to Cwm-place is in a very rough condition, the fences on both sides of the road having been erected and maintained by the Taff Vale Railway Company. The footpath from Cwm-place through the field towards the old ventilating fan is also in a. very rough con- dition. I beg to recommend that an applica- I' tion be made to Sir W. T Lewis, Bart., on (nhalf of the Bute Estate, for permission to level and improve the footpath from Cwm- place- The Council to protect the footpath by posF and wire fence. I should be glad to re- ceive your instructions as to the appointment of a boatman for the coming season. William Lewis, last year's boatman, has been acting as yardman f'ir>oe the death of your old yardman, I and I should like to retain him in this position. I should also like to know the date on which the baths are to be opened. I suggest May 14th, being the Saturday before Whit-Monday. I shall be glad to receive your instructions as. to the watering of the county main road through Abejaman and Abercwmboi." A num- ber of building plans were recommended for approval. The number of houses approved was 14; number of houses previously approved, 10,566; total number of houses approved, 10,560. SOCIALISTS AND THE CEMETERY. It was decided to advertise for tenders for the private improvement of Thomas-street and also to advertise for a boatman.—In reply to Mr. Llewellyn, the Assistant Surveyor said that the was enough space in the Cemetery for graves for ten years according to the number of graves at present opened.—Mr. Stonelake: How much of this is consecrated ?—The Deputy Surveyor pointed out that portion on the plan of the cemetery before him.—Mr. Stonelake: That will not be enough. During the next ten years there will be a large number of Socialists to be buried (laughter, and a voice: "They will not want to be buried in the consecrated por- tion (renewed laughter). It was decided to go on with the work.—It was pointed out in refer- ence to Mr. Morgan's application that it was contrary to the usual practice of the Council, and the request was not complied with.—In reference TO the Cardiff-road watering, it was resolved to go on watering the county road. and to call the attention of the County Council to the matter, asking them either to re-tar the road or to water it. CINEMATOGRAPH LICENCES. The Surveyor recommended that in a number of cases in which applications had been made. licences for these exhibitions should be granted. He advised that the licence for the New Theatre be not granted until the alterations now in course of being carried out were completed. lie also recommended the Council not to grant a licence for the Victoria Hall, Hirwain, that building not being suitable.—The Chairman said that the owner of the Victoria Hall, Hir- wain, had seen him, and had suggested certain alterations which would make the building suit- able.—The Clerk: He had better send down plans.—Mr. J. 0; George said that the Sur- veyor should make some suggestions as to what was necessary.—The Chrk said that was not the business of the Surveyor.—Mr. J. 0. George said that the doors, for instance, could be made to open out instead of in.—Mr. Lewis N. Williams: But they are not made; that is A thing for the applicant to carry out.—The Clerk said if the applicant was to suggest certain alterations, and to send in plans, the Surveyor would be able to advise on them. It was not for the Surveyor to make suggestions as pro- posed by Mr. George. VARIOUS MATTERS. Mr. Gwynne (the sexton) reported. that a wreath had been taken off one of the graves m the Cemetery, and had subsequently been found on another grave.—The Clerk said that the Sur- veyor had made inquiries, but there was not enough evidence to prosecute.—Mr. Rees Llew- elyn: How could I defend myself if someone came and put a wreath on my grave?—It was decided to allow the matter to drop. Mr. Hopkin Hopkins, Aberaman, applied for permission to carry out the improvements in the portion of Brook-street owned by him.— The Clerk said that tenders for carrying out the work, had been received, Mr. Hopkins being one of the tenderers. The tender of another, being the lowest, had been accepted.— It was decided not to accede*, to the request. Letters were read from Messrs. A. S. Morris and W. W. Price, the secretaries of the Aberdare and Aberaman Libraries respective- ly, asking the Council to pay them their pro- portion of the library rate.—A letter" was also received from the secretary of the Roberts- town Reading Room, making application for a grant. Mr. Rees Llewelyn remarked that ho did not see anything ill the application from Robertstown. The people of this place were within easy access to the Trecynon and Aberdare libraries.r-It was decided to have the letters discussed at the special meeri6j- on Monday. > The Board of Trade wrote inquiring wlt was being done in reference to the electric* lighting.—The Clerk was instructed to inform them that tenders had-been received. It was decided that representatives of the Council should attend a conference of the Merthyr and Mountain Ash Councils in refer- ence to the acquiring of the Glamorganshire Canal. THE FAIR GROUND. A communication was read from Mr. T. W. Griffiths, the secretary of the-Aberdare Charm ber of Trade, calling attention to the dis- graceful state of the road leading to the fair ground. — The Clerk: If our friends the Chamber of Trade were to read the reports of these proceedings in the press they would see how matters stood respecting this. Col. Phillips added that the road in question was PRIVATE property.—Mr. D. Jackson Thomas SUGGESTED thai Sir W. T. Lewis be communi- CATEW with A^IIRS.—Mr. M. J. Harries: If the READ WERE INTO REPAIR woutd the Council -.IK* i' OVT:7HI Cbrk No, it is a private "•OIID IC. -.HXJ: to A.VJ;5 property. The Market Company a); one time spent considerable 'n_h -=: money in putting this road into repair.—MR.' A P Jones: When that was done seven years ago the Bute estate contributed Another letter was received from the Cham- ber calling attention to the fact that some streets were not being watered during the summer months.—The Clerk: The Chamber are in an unfortunate condition. We have done everything before they call attention to it.—Mr. A. P. Jones asked why the water- ing cart did not go up to Abernant. The Deputy Surveyor replied that to have Abernant done would nMan an additional cart. The Rev. Cynog Williams wrote stating that the annual meeting of the Baptists would be held at Trecynon in June. The writer asked for permission to hold public meetings in the park, and also to erect a plat- form there.—The application was granted. Mr. Bishop, Tador-terraoe, wrote calling attention to the «JARCITY of trout in the new reservoir, and asked for permission to fish II) the old Nanthir reservoir. It transpired IN the subsequent discussion that license holders were prohibited from fishing in the latter ow- ing to the dangerous state of the sides.—It was decided not to accede to the application.— The question of re-stocking the new pond was referred to the Water Committee. Air. Stonelake oroposed that application ba made to the Board of Education for authority to spend out of rates the sum of J6300 to meet the cost of providing meals for necessitous school children. Mr. Jackson Thomas second- ed the motion, which was agTeed to
Mr. Keir Hardie, M.P.,on India4 LECTURE AT ABERDARE. On Sunday evening, Mr. J. Keir Rar M.P., delivered a lecture on "India" at the Market Hall, Aberdare, illustrated with views, many of which were taken by himself on THA occasion of his visit to that country The view* were shown by the aid of Mr. Hagar's Bioscope There was an excellent attendance. Mr. Stanton (miners' agent), who presided, expressed the pleasure they all had in again WEL* coming Mr Keir Hardie among them. AL- though the cloud which had gathered over tili4 coalfield had not quite d'speraed, tre WA4 every prospect that all would be well verI. soon. In any case, he was sure that Socialists would srive a good account of themselves, AND he hoped that durmg the coming year a great deal of propaganda work would be undertaken in that district, and as a result thousands of conversions brought about (hear, hear). Mr. Keir Hardie, who was enthusiastically received, said that when, three and a hafl yearS ago, he was ordered a long sea voyage and a long rest, he originally had no intention of visiting India, but about that time the Eng- lish newspapers were filled with tales of horror, sedition, etc., from India, and at the last moment he decided to include India in his tour, with the view of finding out for himself th. truth about India. It had been the fashion oJ late to say that his tour had given rise to th* sedition, whereas it was because of the sedition that he visited India at all at that time. lIe reminded his audience that the people of India were neither Hottentots nor savages, but were Aryans, like those of this country, and had *11 the characteristics of the people of the Western Continent, with some added, which it would be well if we had. India had a population 01 300,000,000, compared with 45,000,000 in the British Isles. The predominant religion—the Hindoo religion—was practised for at least 2,500 years before the Christian era, the old hymn-book, the "Rig Veda," having been re- duced to writing 2,500 B.C. Those hymns showed that even at that early ae-e India waS highly civilised, having knowledge of arts, metal work, carving, etc. The women of India* 4,500 years ago, were free and equal to tbø men, and, in his opinion, the surest test oi civilisation was the way a nation treated ITS women folk, and where, as in India, woIDed were free and equal to men, they had a peo- ple of very high civilisation. They had NOT landlordism in India, the land being the pro* perty of the people. India was governed by ltø own villages, each village having its oWJl council, and land granted to any cultivator by the head man in each village-who in tlúJ country would be called the mayor. Rent waA paid, being a certain proportion of the produce. He showed how this had been altered undef British rule. What was called sedition in Indi5 was the demand of the people to have a certain say in the government of their country. quoted largely from documents issued by the leaders of the national movement in India. to prove this, and also dealt- with the repressive measures whicb were introduced bv the Goverl14 ment, adding that as long as that kind of thing went on anywhere under the British flag, B* for one would protest against such REPRESSION (loud applause) He had no sympathy with crime, but unconstitutional repression ever led to crime. He then paid a compliment to Lord Morley for tho measure of reform WhlC he had introduoed as a beginning, and deal with the poverty of the Indian peasant. Dur" in- his visit to India, he had the advantage of being brought into contact with the official from Lord Minto. the Viceroy, to tho lowest administrator, and he did not at ad blame t individuals, but the system. It was not t men, but the system, and this was illustrated in Ireland, as well as in India. At this point Mr. Hardie introduced a seriel of slides showing the places he visited as W travelled. The first was Quebec, in Canada, whence he travelled through the Dominion to Vancouver, and thence to Japan, via the Behring Sea. Yokohama, in Japan, was tbeO thrown on the screen, as well as Shanghai, 1Ø China. Hong Kong was the next point, where he was the guest of the Governor, as well sØ Singapore and Calcutta. Scenes in Easter" Bengal also were shown, as well as the 1\:1aha." rajah of Mymensyngh, whose guest he oocupying the same suite of apartments as LORJ* Curzon did. When this became known in CAJ* cutta, they thought he was getting OD too WAP in India, and some "Scallywags," who ran *J paper in India, invented a. deliberate misstatf; ment of what he had said, and cabled it to thll: country; and until it was cabled back frons: England to India, no one in India. had EVFICJ heard anything about it ("Shame") He tbe, showed a map of and on that traced route, pointing out that he spent ten weeks all in that country. The scenes he showed SUL* sequently dealt witfr the methods of agricul" ture. of burial by burning and otherwise, incidentally he quoted certain hymns, showing the beliefs 111 immortality held by the Indian^ Scenes illustratinsr the famine in India were also shown on the screen, as well as a num of the temples, etc.; these being followed by number of Japenese views. Mr. Hardie pOlnt-l ed out that for six weeks after the lying ments he had referred to had been cabled to this country and back again to China, he øø the guest of the various officials in INDIA* spending one whole afternoon with the VICEROY (Lord Minto) as his guest. Was it likely, if had been preaching sedition, that HE have been so treated and not one word of pro- test made? (cheers). The men who made these assertions were either very ignorant or V&T biassed. He had, since his return from INDIA* taken part in the Indian debates, and to shape the Indian Reform Bill, and th was noi a single member in the House had dared to say that he had been guilty 0 preaching sedition in India (applause) JØ spite of all that, that stale old story once mor- did duty during the recent contest in Mid-Gla morgan. He hoped that the result of t address would be to induce them to take mr. interest in the affairs of India, and to realist their responsibility in reference thereto applause). A vote of thanks TO' Mr. Haggar and TB» operator brought the meeting to A close.
Is Your Skin Disfigured? COVERED WITH MATTERY PIMPLSSi ZAM-BUK ENDS A COMMON SPRING COMPLAINT. --=-- Pimples, sores, and raahes on various parts OJ tne body, but particularly on the face, NEW and arms, are tM inevitable penalty of negl ing the skin in the Spring, when tne pores clogged through being overworked. AH value comfort and a good appearance will proS* by the experience of Mrs. Elizabeth BORMANJ make daily dressings of the skin with ZAM-BW! » A special care just now, and so reap the REWATF* of a clear and healthy skin. "Mattery pimples broke out on my left ARFLW came to a head, and then burst," said M Borman, who lives at 51, Brightmore STREET Sheffield, to a reporter "I tried home- remedies which, however, were too crude to DJI good. On the contrary, the inflammation 8°* worse,- and other-pimples appeared on my ARP'J and in enormous numbers on the lower PA^ of my body. The itching was so bad 10ft! found I had scratched the heads of THE piIDplei away in my sleep and caused them to bleed. "The doctor told me I had wet eczema. W- ointments and medicines didn't bring me a.Ø -relief, so I gave them up. Then, as one another cheap ointment failed, I lost hope became quite dispirted. IT was agony to NIO^ about, and I found it impossible to do ■HP^sework with my body covered with th wretched sores- I don't know what I have done if I hadn't been persuaded to TRJ* Zam-Buk. • "After my very discouraging EXPERIENC^ witointments I was surprised when ZAM-B^* relieved the itching and cooled and soothed inflamed sores almost at once. I saw TB#T Zam-Buk must be much more than a ointment, so I kept on with the which cleansed the sores and removed dead skin. As the scabs peeled off new skin grew in their place. This wonderful growing continued until Zam-Buk had away every sore and left me with a perfect* healthy skin." So-called blood purifiers cannot get to tfIØ root of skin diseases. Nor can those COA1^ concoctions of nasty fats and mineral called ointments,, salves, and creams. ZAM-B' is the one pure balm that is naturally sorbed by the skin. Zam-Buk is a pure unique herbal healer and skin remedy, and *H formula from which it is made is one of to" most carefully guarded secrets of to-day. ware of worthless substitutes UND frauds* -J imitations.
ABERDARE VALLEY NOTES. [BY MYTYB DAml r Mr. Edgar Jones, M.P., is to be congratulated on his very successful meeting at Trecynon, on Saturday evening, and also upon his fine speech and the record of work done since he entered the House of Commons. One subject which he referred to is of great interest to this district, that of the appointment of Welsh women factory inspectors Mr. Jones has, in this matter, placed his finger on a very bad spot. These ladies have to visit workrooms, laundries, etc., and many of the girls engaged therein are monoglot Welsh, and the women inspectors who act in Wales should certainly be able to speak Welsh. Mr: Jones brought this matter before the authorities, and subsequently raised it at a meeting of the Welsh Party in the House of Commons, and a deputation was appointed to wait upon Mr. Winston Churchill, the Presi- dent of the Board of Trade. Last Friday the deputation, of which Mr. Jones was a member, had an interview with Mr. Masterman, who was accompanied by his Parliamentary private secretary, Mr. Whitehouse, and an official of the Board of Trade. « Mr. Masterman gave a very favourable reply, and promised that when the next vacancy occurred he would see to it that knowledge of Welsh would be made a qualification for, at least, some of the candidates who would be allowed to sit for the competitive examination. This will be a step in the right direction, and I trust Mr. Jones will watch the question, for heads of departments and especially permanent officials of departments often have a knack of forgetting these promises unless kept up to the mark. j I I was somewhat startled to see the figures given by the statistical secretary at the quarterly meetings of the North Glamorgan Welsh Con- gregationalists, at Rhigos, this week, showing a very large decrease in the numbers of members, as well as in the number of* Sunday school teachers and scholars. I find, on making enquiries, that the Congregationalists are not alone in this matter No doubt, we are still feeling the effects of the set-back after the Revival of Evan Roberts, but I fear that there Is another very important aspect of the question, which our Welsh Churches should pay attention to, and that is, the leakage among the children of members, who, although they attend Welsh chapels and Sunday schools are unable to read and speak Welsh. These cannot enjoy a Welsh sermon, and the result is they drift. While young, some provision is made for them in the shape of English classes in Welsh Sunday schools, but when they get older this is not sufficient, they find the need of English ser. (Bona. They cannot enjoy the Welsh preaching, and they drift. I shall be very glad if those who have had more experience of this will lpeak out. I shall value any communications sent me on this point. As was sufficiently apparent by the ballot, Aberdare being the only district in which a majority of votes were cast against the proposed agreement, there is still considerable dissatis- faction in the district with the terms of the settlement. This was emphasised on Saturday night by the small amount of contributions received at the various local lodges, many of the colliers threatening to secede from the Federation. The principal ground of complaint, apparently, is that the agreement has done nothing to improve the men's position in regard fc/the men working in abnormal places. Although the men have now signed the agreement there will be, without doubt, considerable friction about this matter from time to time, locally, but any local grievance of the kind will have to be fought locally. 0 The attitude of the hauliers in the valley is, however, a more serious matter, and those who recall the famous hauliers' strike in 1889, are not without some fear that the present threat to secede from the Federation and to resuscitate the old Hauliers' Union, may result in further trouble. Mr. Stanton, in his speech on Monday, dealt with this point, and made a strong appeal to the loyalty of the hauliers, pointing out that the mens' leaders on the Conciliation Board had done much. for the hauliers, and from enquiries made throughout the district, this appeal seems to have had good effect; though a few hauliers Btill talk of something being done in the near FUTURE The surface-men at the various collieries are also much dissatisfied, but it does not seem that they are likely to take any effective action. The low-paid labourers, too, are grumbling, and it is feared that many of them may decline to pay their contributions to the Federation. This threat, which is freely made, will, if carried out, probably lead to some sectional strikes in the valley, as these men will get into arrears, and when future show cards are called for notices will have to be given at the various collieries where there are non-unionists, and men out of compliance, with the result that strikes w take place in order to get rid of these non- unionists. Another aspect of the question is the general dissatisfaction in this district with the action of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain. This has culminated in a notice of motion being given, which will be discussed at the next meeting of the Aberdare district, calling upon the South Wales Miners' Federation to secede from the Miners' Federation of Great Britain. As far as can be gathered from the temper of the meetings this will be carried in the district meeting, but it is not thought that it is at all likely to be carried at a conference of the miners I of South Wales, in Cardiff. The danger, then, is that some of tho wilder spirits in Aberdare I may take the bit in their mouth, and insist on seceding from the South Wales and Mon- mouthshire Miners' Federation. Much, of course, will depend on the trade in future, but it is quite evident that there are dangerous elements, about," which will have to be carefully dealt with if we are to escape local disturbances.