The Non-Unionist Question Strong Measures suggested. Rhondda Expenditure, 9300,000 Idle Collieries. Relegates representing about 80,000 colliery workmen attended the monthly Meeting of the No. 1 (Rhondda) District Jf miners, held at the Y.M.C.A. Rooms, prth3 ou Monday, under the presidency ot Mv. T. G. Davies. -A- Delegate moved that it be an instruc- tion to the Central Executive Council to oi'nralate a scheme with a view to effec- 1Ve]y dealing, with the non-Unionist Ideation. by some united action over the ^jhole of the South Wales coalfield, and hat the leaders endeavour to embody th18 scheme in the new agreement to. be watered into at the expiration of the pre- Sent one. He drew attention to the great involved in the waging of sectional %hts in dealing with the question, the Cost already to the district being nearly 300,000. Another delegate thought it as high time, something should be done In the matter. The motion was carried. Hie non-Unionist question as affecting 'Odiiiigallt Colliery, Ystrad-Rhondda., Was considered, and it was ultimately resolved to call a mass meeting of the t'lnllen to be addressed by the agent, 1'. D. Watts Morgan. Doctor-s Poundage. v,"P.^cusyi°n took place upon the advis- clbility of taking a ballot at. each colliery upon the present system of doctor's Poundage. Mr. D. Watts Morgan said matter had come before the District ^AetuiJve Committee, and they were of opinion that it was absolutely neces- fai'y that a ballot should be taken with view to ascertaining whether they did Sally want any change from the present J'stem. It was essential that the opinion Of the workmen should be known before 1e committee moved in the matter. It necessary to ascertain whether the had arrived when the control of the Unds should be in the hands of a com- Hctee representative of the officials and 'oi'kmen at each colliery. There were aii°Us ,sy.stems now in vogue, but the xecutive Committee questioned the i '^om of dealing with the matter store the end of the year, in view of the Rubious times that might be ahead in erereiice to the> settlement of the new nt. a Ik r^om Evans remarked that it was thorny question. They had had experi- lce of the matter at Ferndale and other cOllieries. A delegate suggested that the ,.atter he deferred, but after considerable Jsctission it was resolved that a ballot be aken Mr. I). Watts Morgan drew attention I? ,a report to the effect that the non- Zionist difficulty at the Standard Col- t,ei'y, Ynyshir, had been overcome with e e assistance of the management. He c Plained that the inference was not i ^(*t. The workmen's committee, cked by the general body of workmen, Vhi 1 a fi'"m stand, and succeeded ti j assistance!, but the passive atti- ^of the management, leaving the 0j'kmen absolute freedom to settle their affairs, was of course fully recog- was given to Mr. D. Watts f0^'ga,n to represent the M..F.G.B. at the ^Scorning annual Trades Congress at %lt-' toSe^ier Ma 'I'-si riot repre- Register of Lamps. j '^f''11'"tuix VT-Tr TYIII. to> the existing state of affairs at the collieries, Mr. D. Watts Morgan reported v?at at 14 collieries connected with the jUstrict a correct register was kept of the fUruP.s given out to the workmen, and as gFraa8 Pl'acticable the same lamp was Ho6n fklJy t° each workman. There was jjj Register kept in seven collieries, and that- casc of the latter it was noticed as | c°mplaints_ were made by the men thor>°' 00'nditio<n of the lamps given ^hp'' vv'10, eas no complaints were made a proper record was kept. Thousands of Men Idle. 111,ppeals for financial assistance were Wo,i(! deputations representing the hill -Vlen out on strike at Risca, Llan- "^arf 4,' anc^ Gilfach Goch. Mr. Vernon ^ealt -11' representing the Risca men, i^aii va,'i01l's disputes, and ex- ^eip, that in the end the management ejcCe n°t prepared to concede anything the • w^lat was specifically stated in ricp- list. The meeting could well to "stand why the men had given notice eiah+eittl*nat'e contracts. For the last klle |i Weeks 1,600 men and boys had been st^. ] -1 r °ugh failure to arrive at an under- j tog with the management. sWedthJ?: case of Gilfach Goch, it was ,^la^ 100 men were out of work siD-nj=> t° a dispute, and there were no At t a s.ettlement. 1,00a ^arihiiletli it was stated that, about W rnenJ with about 2,000 dependents, jt affected. tavij,Was intimated that, the appeals not £ °Se ^colTle to hand in time for the pur- enabling their insertion in the and discussion by the lodges, it trjet ^ompetent on the part of the dis- ^att6 day t° make any donation. The r Was therefore referred to the alt-(, purpose of being finally ]\lr w^th at the next district meeting. f°Port Watts Morgan, in giving his °t the International Miners' Con- °f &t Liege, remarked that one that (J,: t°i'emost questions dealt with was Peace versus war. iw;,rc»n Evans moved the following ^ilS J°n, which was adopted —" That '00Qlee^nS delegates, representing ?? thp ?llllei'sJ cordially endorse the views f qii ;'ner«' Congress held at Liege on °Ja a°S ()n °f the importance, especially a i Wot'kei's standpoint, of supporting Re fti,4Vi°Cating every possible effort for h 9 earl aHce international peace and har. abandonment of war, with all jfttl^jkarism and desolation, for the Hi0ris 111 of disputes between civilised ec^Pts for the last month were as -Coiit ributions, t847 Os. 7d.; nievies3 £ 18 15s. 3d.; district s- 4d I 6d. donations, £ 19 total, t886 9B. 8d.
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The Coal Trade. The Reduction to a Minimum. The general wage rate will be reduced 3 per cent., as and from the 4 1st September next, placirg wages at the minimum of 30 per cent. above the stan- dard of December, 1879. Upon Sir Michael making known his decision, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to, him by both sides of the Board for the patient and earnest con- sideration he had given to the represen- tatives of the employers and workmen on the subject, and Sir Michael thanked the Board for this vote of confidence and appreciation of his services, and expressed the pleasure which it afforded him at all times to render assistance flier the carrying on of the important industry of the coal trade. Allusion was then made to the com- munication which the joint secretaries had received from Sir Michael that, having to go abroad for the next few months, his services would not be available in November next, when possibly they might be required by the Board, that being the period at which a proposal for a change in wages would have to be considered. Sir Michael explained that the business which called him away was of the most urgent character, and he hoped the two sides of the Board might find themselves in such agreement in November that the services of an independent chairman would not be necessary. In any event, he desired to inform the Board -.f his movements in order that they might make other arrangements if necessary. Both sides of the Board endorsed the hope ex- pressed by Sir Michael that the atten- dance of an independent chairman in November might not be necessary, and it was resolved that the further con- sideration of Sir Michael's letter should be adjourned accordingly. Subsequently, Sir Michael explained that he could not accept a fee for ser- vices which he would not be rendering during the next quarter, and he there- fore. desired to offer a contribution to the sufferers by the lamentable explosion at the Wattstown Collieries, and he handed to Mr. T. Richards, M.P., the workmen's secretary, a cheque for C50 for that object. The workmen's representatives expressed their grateful appreciation of Sir Michael's generosity.
Provident Fund and Federation. Wattstown Relief Fund. Miner's Agent Attacks the Society. At Monday's meeting of the Rhondda (No. 1) District of Miners, held at the Y.M.C.A. Rooms, Forth, the agent (Mr. D. Watts Morgan) referred to the remarks made recently by Sir John Dillwyn Llewelyn with regard to the Miners' Per- manent Provident Fund, which, he said, implied that the only body which should deal with the monies contributed by the public to the relief fund for the sufferers of the Wattstown disaster was the Per- manent Provident Fund, and since then the officials and the Board of Management of the Society had been most active, and had been successful in getting E-500 from the Marquis of Bute which was intended for the Wattstown disaster. Several in- fluential gentlemen were strong believers in the fund, and were, in fact, its pro- moters, but he would like to point, out that the fund was not established until 1882, when the Employers' Liability Act was passed. The men under this scheme were to reriquneo. all which .could be made under any Act of Parliament. This was the one clause which the men had always fought against, but, as Mabon had pointed out, if the Permanent Provi- dent Fund authoritie.s had only allowed its members not to Contract Out of Acts of Parliament, the leaders would have advised the men to remain in the fund, as was the case in North Wales, where the men were allowed to remain members of the fund without contracting themselves out of Acts of Parliament. He (Mr. Morgan) maintained that monies contributed by the public towards re- lieving distress through a disaster should only be utilised for that purpose—(hear, hear)—but he contended that in the case of the Provident. Fund the surplus money in connection with some disasters had been used for purposes which were en- tirely in opposition to the desires of the majority of the workmen of the South Wales coalfield. The Permanent Fund officials had written a letter to the Lord Mayor with reference to funds raised for the Wattstown disaster, and had gone out of their way to malign the Federation. When granting temporary relief, the Federation had not stopped to inquire as to whether those relieved were members of the Provident Fund or not, and even the relatives of officials were dealt with exactly the same as workmen. Distress was Relieved wherever it was found to exist (hear, hear). The Permanent Fund authorities, I however, had gone behind the back of the Federation in this matter. He wished to correct a, statement, which had been made to the effect that the Federation and the Permanent Fund appeared as rival socie- ties, as to which should be the recipients of the monies collected for the relief of those affected by the disaster. The Fede- ration was not a. rival claimant; the Federation as such made no claim at all to the monies. A central relief commit- tee had been appointed at, Wattstown, composed of a certain number nominated by the colliery company, a certain num- ber appointed being professional gentle- men and tradesmen of the district, and an equal number of the workmen, and he argued that the proper body to whom all monies should be handed over was this authority, which was more competent than any other to administer the funds, seeing that it was representative of both classes and resident in the immediate locality. As workmen they would not hesitate to agitate until they saw that justice and fair play was done in the matter (applause). Mr. Morgan was ac- corded a vote of thanks for his address.
Rhondda Cymrodonion, The next meeting of the above Society will be addressed by the Rev. T. C. Edwards, D.D. (" Cynonfardd "), America, at Bethesda Chapel on Tuesday, August 29th, on "Gwibclaith i Wledydd y Beibl." This will be the second time that the rev. doctor has delivered an address to the Rhondda Cymrodorion.
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Cigarette Papers. Holidays. We are in the middle of the holiday season. By we, I mean mankind in gene- ral. August is the month for holidays, and from north and south, east and west the holiday-seekers set out upon the quest of fresh air or change of scenery. All around us, mankind is busy in pre- paring its packs, either to commence the blissful period or to, return after a short stay by the sea., or by river, mountain, or lake. We live in an age of holidays. Fifty weeks out of the fifty-two are spent in accumulating the wherewithal two short weeks may be spent away from work, its cares, responsibilities and its worries, Man moves along a plane, one end of which is to be found by the sea- side of last year's holiday, the other end reaching forward to next year's vacation. We fight, we grovel, we plod, we weep tor a whole year, and then comes a fort- night when all is serenely forgotten in a calm and delicious enjoyment of holidays well-earned and, let us hope, well-spent. There are holidays and holidays, just as there is work and work. There are holi- days which I would consider to be more of a strain and worry upon one's person than a good fortnight's work. I know of some persons who spend their yearly vacation in one round series of pleasures that leaves them at the end of their so- called holidays worse in body and mind than they were before they left home. Such a way of spending one's idle period is, to my mind, highly injurious, not to say foolish. The constant demand for one's attention; the endless striving after a prolonged round of pleasuz-es; the ceaseless" go" which lays hold of most, holiday trippers deprives the holiday of its real charm, and robs it, of much good, whereas had it been spent in a reasonable, rational manner the benefit which could be derived from it is really untold. The ideal way of spending a holiday varies, of course, according to the nature of the person who spends them, or ac- cording to the employment, profession or calling he may be engaged in. For in- stance, a person whose occupation, pro- fession or calling confines him through- out the year between four walls, should, when on holiday bent, seek plenty of exercise. Plenty of walking, riding, or cycling would work a great change for the better in him. These must be taken in moderation, though, for by the word 11 plenty I mean enough, and no more. Too much cycling, for instance, is bad, just as tea, when indulged in to excess, is bad. On the other hand, walking- and I should advise walking before every- thing-is one of the healthiest exercises m the world; but walking, when indulged in too long, may be harmful, and espe- cially so in the case of a man who is not used to it. It is stated that Englishmen --I don't know whether Welshmen are classified under this head—take their pleasures sadly. Whether this be so or not, I cannot, say, but I would advise everyone to take their pleasures not sadly, but in moderation. The man who goes on his holidays with the intention of seeing all that can be seen, cannot derive much bodily benefit from his holiday. He may gratify his curiosity; he may see all the historic places in the kingdom in a very short time; but as a holiday, according to the manner in which I under- stand the word, it would be absurd. The first consideration in anyone's holi- day should be ,in the first place, to do away entirely with a time-table. One writer, whom I read the other day, said that every person, when about to take Jaia ai- laea' la as o.r her watch behind. There is a great deal m this. To be bound to any routine, your actions controlled by your ticker, when spending one's holidays, deprives one of the greatest charm of the holiday itself. For myself, I like to feel when I am given the chance of a holiday that I am free, undeterred by any considera- tions of time whatsoever. I like to get up in the morning at any time I like, which is as much to say as that I like to lie in bed as long as I like. Then, after I manage to get up, I like to go about, without, any preconceived programme whatever. I like to know that, my time is my own, and I enjoy that knowledge in the most sensible way possible. I like to linger long over my breakfast, to let my mind have its full course, knowing that there is no train to catch (or lose), and that no employer's watch is for ever on the alert as to the time in which I set my foot inside its master's domains. There is a, sensation in this, if you only prove it. Just imagine for a moment what it is. You have no cares of any kind; these you have left behind with your office keys. You have no responsi- bilities, save those of making yourself as happy and contented as you can. Time does not trouble you; you can laugh and ,snap your fingers in his hoary face. It is a glorious sensation, after the worries and responsibilities of a whole year spent under the thumb of time. Then, if you go out for a ramble, there is no necessity for you to return within a prescribed limit. You leave the clock behind you, and you wander along by the seashore for miles, utterly forgetful of everything except that you are enjoying yourself to your heart's content. You may wander on the banks of a slow winding river, running through leafy avenues of trees, with sweet-scenting meadows on either side; you hear the tinkling of the bells on the heifers' necks, or the low bleating of fattened sheep. You feast your eyes on this, and there is nothing to detract your attention, or to call you back from your reverie. Or still, you may take a stroll in the winding country lanes, and go on for a journey "of several miles, hedged in on both sides by sweetbriar and honeysuckle, the scent of which, especially after a shower of rain, rises into your nostrils and gives you a most delicious sensation. For company you have the old weather-beaten telegraph posts, who keep constantly humming as you pass them by, as the voice of the wind making music on the wires in the breezes. That is my ideal holiday, and if examined from an unprejudiced standpoint, I think that you will agree with me that it is a delightful way of spending one's brief spell from work. Contrast, that with the wild rush after this and after that; with the un- satiable desire for a coach drive under sweltering conditions; or the frenzy for a trip on the water under adverse cir- cumstances. Count the innumerable little delights of a holiday spent as I have tried to describe, and compare it with the rush and tear of a modern holiday-making townite, who rushes from one spot to another as if the world depended on him being at one or another place at the same time, and tell me who gets the maximum amount of happiness, benefit, and plea- sure from his fortnight's holiday, and after you have come to your conclusion, wcl, try it yourself, and be happy, FAGIUS. l'>n! in 1 war," irl tbo tramp, ain JrVing 1: enough iiiiiicv to jj».t t to California-" "What do you want to ) to California for?," asked the woman at :io door. "Oh, I've heard that there are things which. grow a foot in a day out there."
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Privilege Abused. Story of a T.V.R. Ticket. Henry Farmer, formerly a platelayer on the Taff Vale Railway, was summoned at the Ystrad Police Court on Monday for having travelled on the company's system with a ticket on a date for which it was not available, and also for wilfully altering a ticket. Mr. T. R. Thompson (Messrs. Ingledew and Sons, Cardiff) prosecuted. It transpired in evidence that defendant took a privilege ticket from Cardiff to Ystracl, which he used three days after- wards, although it was only available for the day of issue, and the date had been erased. Detective-Inspector Edwards proved the case, and Farmer was fined 10s. in each instance. He appealed to the Bench to give him time to pay, but Mr. Arthur Lewis (the Stipendiary) would not accede to his request.
A Tonypandy Failure, The first meeting of the creditors of William Arthur Phillips, hosier, Pandy Square, Tonypandy, was held at Merthyr on Friday. The statement of the debtor's affairs showed the gross liabilities to be zC396 18s. 8d., of which L392 15s. 7d. is expected to rank for dividend. The assets were returned at, zE162 17s. 9d., leaving a deficiency of E229 17s. 10d. The debtor attributed his failure to depression in trade, heavy rent, heavy interest on borrowed money, keen competition, bad debts, loss of £ 50 by speculating in life insurance, and pressure by creditors.
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Correspondence. To the Editor of the "Rhondda Leader." Sir,—Through the medium of your valu- able and well circulated paper, I should like to ask the Committee of the Sick Fund of Llwynypia. a few questions regard- ing the above fund. 1. Were the auditors of the last balance sheet members or not of the Sick Fund Committee ? 2. How, when, and where has the R825 been invested at 5 per cent, and by whose authority ? 3. (a) Has the Committee tried to ob- tain monies in any way, either by loan or by wrongly trespassing upon the Library Fund, as a result of its failing to withdraw its invested money? (b) Did a certain bank refuse to advance money upon the deeds of its investments as security ? As a result of some queer rumours which are afloat concerning the manage- ment of the Sick Fund, these questions are asked, not for the sake of imputing anything myself, but to give the Commit- tee an opening of clearing itself of the grave charges which are publicly strewn about.—I am, &c., T. R,
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The Superior Sex. Coster's "Girl" Defends His Right to Kick Her. In the old story the girl asks her coster sweetheart whether he loves her. Re- ceiving an affirmative reply, she rejoins, "Tlieii wy downt yer knock us abahtP This is the recognised standard of affec- tion in some coster circles—as witness a case at Bow Street on Saturday, when Albert Williams, a raw-boned young fellow of the usual coster type, was charged with disorderly conduct. A policeman stated that he found Wil- liams and a young woman quarrelling in Great Queen Street on the previous morning. The young woman went away when the witness requested her to, where- upon Williams rushed after her and gave her a kick that brought her to the ground. The girl, carrying a basket of flowers, now stepped forward and said she wanted to give evidence. "What is the prisoner to you? asked the magistrate, Mr. Fenwick. Well," replied the young woman, we keeps each other company. 'E's fond of me, 'e is." But does he usually display his affec- tion by kicking you P inquired the magis- trate. "Yer see, sir, 'twas all my fault," said the young woman earnestly. Bert ain't ter blime—not a little bit, 'E thort I ought ter carry one basket of flowers, an' I wouldn't. Course, wos right, an' I'm ter blime." "Why do you go with him if he acts in this way? asked the Stipendiary. The coster's sweetheart looked surprised at the question. Because I loves 'im," she answered simply. "Don't do any- thin' to 'im, sir please don't." So Williams was bound over, the magis- trate telling him he was fortunate in his sweetheart, and ought to be kind to her. The sweethearts left, the court together, each apparently well pleased with the situation. But the girl carried the basket of flowers.