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Mr. Philip Snowden, M.P. at Clydach Vale Libanus Chapel, Blaenclydach, was ] crowded last Wednesday evening on the occasion of a lecture by the Labour mem- ber for Leeds, Mr. Philip Snowden, on ] John Ruskin: The Man and His Message," This was the fourth lecture ( under the auspices of the Cambrian Col- liery Library Committee. Mr. Evan J. Roderick Tresided, and in a few well- chosen wards he extended a cordial wel- come to the future Labour Prime Minister." Mr. Snowden, on rising to address the audience, was very heartily cheered. He said that in every age there had been" men and women who had seen with a clear vision—each age had its major and minor prophets. John Ruskin was a great prophet. The great, movements that have convulsed the world's history have made great men-great men have found their opportunities in the great movements in their age. Ruskin found his opportunity for his genius to be displayed in the needs and conditions of his age. He was born in 1819, and what a picture is the first twenty years of the 19th century! It was truly a revolutionary time. The changes seen in these years were greater I- 'i Mr. PHILIP SNOWDEN, M.P. ™ than those in the out) years before. the power of steam, railway train, steam- ships, and spinning frames were all in- vented then. There were great changes in the social conditions, of the people. These years were the blackest in the his- tory of the natioji. Workmen were forced to leave the village. They were I not allowed to have a voice in the choice of work; there was no regulation in the hours of labour—competition had become the guiding principle of trade. In a few years employers amassed great fortunes, j while the poverty of the people increased. Their lives became more depraved, and home life was no longer sacred. Women and children were taken and compelled to assist to earn a meagre income. Chil- dren eight, six, and even four years of age were forced to work in factories. There was practically no sanitation, and no education. The whole world was a gambling hell—the workmen the dice. Everything that was moral and elevating was banished from the life of the nation. In that age Ruskin was, born, and out of it he evolved the teaching which was to enable cHCo people to escape out of tII6 land of bondage. Between his birth and the time when lie began to form con- clusions, a desire for a, chango was begin- iiiiiv to manifest itself. Ruskin was well qualified to discharge the work he had mapped out for himself. He was the only .son of cultured parents, who allowed him to spend his youth in art studies. He was highly educated and cultured, and his whole soul revolted against the spec- tacle of men's lives being so trampled upon. He was not a. pioneer; he had half a century's experience to assist him. To us, the chief interest is in his prin- siples of social reform. His strange ideas on political economy were not original. In the Cornhill Magazine were essays from his pen, and these he published in book form under the title Unto this Last." The orthodox political economy of the day assumed at the outset that man is an inquisitive and selfish animal. If we assumed that all men are selfish, and that wealth is the chief aim of life, then selfishness is, glorified and regarded as moral. Workmen have no joy in their work, and consequently do as little as possible. Their sole aim is to get as much wages as possible for as little work. There can be no human relation between master and man. The workman is considered as a hand and is termed such, and he is the best workman who is strong in the arm and weak in the head. Ruskin showed the false basis of this political economy. Selfishness was only tem- porary and accidental. He based his system of political economy on helpfulness and co-operation brotherhood. lie showed that if this were the principle, all our social l'elationships, would be changed. The lecturer proceeded to show the conflict between the two ideas-selfish and altruistic. As the parson, politician and doctor have a moral responsibility, so ought the employer to have. His responsibility did not merely extend to the workmen in his employ, but also to the district. The real nature of wealth was not the accumulation of material things; but there was no wealth but life. That country was the richest that had the greatest, number of great men. The greatest evil in present society was the want of individuality. Everything was now turned out by machines. In con- clusion, Mr. Snowden repeated that com- petition was the essence of the old poli- tical economy, whilst co-operation was that of the new. Ruskin had never directly influenced the opinion of the masses. His influence was rather indirect. Ho was no mere materialist. He wanted that education that would be the means of leading souls to what was best. He slept at Coniston, but though dead, he yet speaketh." He still called to us to continue his work-the need was still as great as ever. Let us all do something to bring about universal peace, righteous- ness and joy," were the concluding words of a lecture that, was listened to with the rapt attention it deserved.
Church Notes. A very successful "social" was held at the Church Hall, Tonypandy, on Thurs- day last. The social was promoted in order to raise working capital for the carrying on of the: Ladies' Sewing Guild in connection with St. Andrew's Church, Llwynypia. The Guild has been re-formed, and the ladies are concentrating their efforts towards liquidating the debt which exists on the Parish Church by the sale of their needlework. The programme arranged by Mr. D. Lloyd was an in- teresting and varied one, those contri- buting being Misses, D. Davidson and E. Lloyd, Tonypandy and Miss, Lloyd, Perth; Messrs. D, Lloyd and E. Price, and Master E. Gibbons, Tonypandy, the M.C. being Mr, Tom Richards, Llwyny- pia, and the accompanist Mr. D. Lloyd, organist. St. Andrew's Church. There were an exceptionally good number pre- sent, including the -Vicar and the Revs. Wm. Price, W. Greening, and A. E. Lewis. Mrs. J. R. Jones ably superin- tended the refreshments, assisted by Mrs. Hidon, Miss Stockwell, and friends. The Church Hall was prettily decorated for the occasion. The greater portion of the refreshments, were generously given by Churchpeople. The following, which appeared in the I "Evening Chronicle of November 30th, which circulates throughout the districts of Gateshead and Newcastle, may be of interest to Mid-Rhondda Churchpeople: -At the Gateshead Police Court, this morning, the Rector of Gateshead, the Rev. P. H. Derry, asked the Bench to sanction the attendance at the Court of a, missionary from the Church Army. He said the Church Army had appointed Lieut. E. Davidson to attend the sittings of the Court, with a, special view to tem- perance work. The missionary's salary would be paid by the Diocesan Branch of the Church of England -Temperance Society. The Chairman (Mr. Walter Willson), on behalf of the Bench, welcomed a regular missionary at the Court, and expressed the utmost sympathy with the work he would find before him." Mr. E. Davidson was until quite, recently inti- mately associated with St. Andrew's Church, Llwynypia, and has been for some time past a licensed lay reader in the parish. He also took a keen interest in the local company of the Church Lads Brigade, having held the rank of lieu- tenant in the Llwynypia Company, in addition to other branchesi of Church work. We wish him every success in his new sphere of work.
Cardiff Empire. The "Dandy Thieves" Next Week Fred Karno's great sketch, The Dandy Thieves," will pay a visit to Cardiff Empire next week. The action of the sketch is well-known, but with the history and personality of Mr. Fred Karno him- self the public are not so well acquainted. Mr. Karno is equally a theatrical manager and a, variety impressario, He has made his speciality pantomime pro- ductions, and has excelled as a producer of the same. Each member of the troupe has been carefully selected, and Mr. Karno's managerial acumen ensures each sketch being carefully rehearsed and everything possible towards success assured. He himself was originally a gymnast. His principal pantomime suc- cesses have been Her Majesty's Guests," originally produced at the Princess's, London Jail Birds," Hilarity," The New Woman's Club," "Early Birds," and The Mumming Birds." Ed. Forde, who is also on the bill, is a new-comer to Cardiff. He appears on the stage as an Australian Sundowner," carrying his swag "a blanket and a tin. So extraordinary is his control over his face that he can laugh with one side and cry with the other. The Monte Myro troupe, in their Terrible Adventures in a, Cafe"; Die Schutzenliessln, four charming German girls; the Schenk Bros., head and hand balancers; Kitty Chattell, male imper- sonator Ernesto, a clever juggler; and Carney and Armstrong, an entertaining pair who whistle, sing and dance, com- plete, with the Bioscope, a strong bill.
Strike at Gilfach Goch, The workmen employed at the Britannic Colliery, Gilfach Goch, tendered notices on the 1st ult. to terminate contracts owing to matters in dispute with the management. Negotiations proved fruit- less, and the men have brought out their tools. On Monday, Mr. Tom Evans (Penygraig), deputed by the Federation Executive Council, endeavoured to arrange terms with the management.
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Ton=Pentre Police Court Monday.—-Before Mr. T. P. Jenkins, Alderman E. H. Davies, Alderman Richd. Lewis, and Mr. J. D. Williams. AN INTERRUPTED CARD GAME. Five young collier-boys from Blaen- clydach, named John Moile, John James, Harry Parsons, Urias Thomas and Elias, Thomas, were charged with playing cards in a, public place near Blaenclydach. P.C. Hawkins said that when he got up to them they were playing banker for mooey, and were so engrossed in the game that they took no notice of him, though when they saw him they ran I away. John Moile, the only one of the defen- dants who put in an appearance, said that they did not think they were doing harm; they were only playing for half- pennies. The Bench; It is just as bad to play for halfpennies as to play for half- sovereigns. A fine was imposed in each case —J ohn Moile, 5s. John James, 10s. Henry Parsons, ltts. Urias Thomas, 10s. and Elias Thomas, 5s. WORKMEN'S SQUABBLES. Jonathan Jones, a. foreman carpenter, Ystrad, was charged by Thomas Tylor, a young man residing at 201, Court Street, Tonypandy, with assault. Mr. Harold Lloyd (Cardiff) appeared for complainant, and Mr. W. P. Nicholas (Pontypridd) for the defence. It was alleged that Thomas Tylor, who is employed as mason on the new houses at Ton, had been absent from work for three days, and on returning to work on the morning of November 1st the defen- dant came up to him and told him to proceed to work. The complainant resented the order, and told defendant he had no right, to order him about. Some hasty words passed between them, at the con- clusion of which the defendant kicked the complainant on the knee. The com- plainant then picked up a stone in self- defence and threw it at the defendant, but, missed his mark. The defendant pushed the complainant and gave him another kick. They then closed with each other, and both fell to the ground, and rolled over and over. During the scuffle the defendant pulled the complainant's scarf to pieces, and kicked him on the head and finger. The complainant was unable, to work for four days. When cross-examined by Mr. Nicholas, complainant denied striking the defen- I dant on the side of the head. The complainant's brother said he asked the defendant for an explanation of his conduct. He gave no reason why he struck the complainant, but said: I cannot fight, but I can kick well enough." David Thomas, a labourer, said he did not see the assault, but he heard Tylor shout after he had been kicked Oh, you coward; you kicked me." Witness, when lie heard this, ran to them, and shouted to a friend:- Jim, come here; these beggars are killing each other." The complainant, who was on the ground, with the defendant on top of him, shouted to witness: Dai bach, come here and stop it." Thomas Hughes, labourer, also gave evidence. Dr. Hughes spoke as to the nature of the wounds. Defendant, who said that complainant struck him first, and said he only kicked him once," was fined 30s. and costs. A HASTY ENLISTMENT. James Lark, who appeared in the dock attired in the uniform of the Welsh Regiment, was charged by Mr. Ack Llew- ellyn with deserting his wife and leaving her chargeable to the Union. Defendant said he left his wife because they had a quarrel, and joined the Army. He was quite willing to go back to her and support her, and forget everything. He was bound over in the sum of £ 10 to appear in a month's time at the Court. BAD LANGUAGE. James Evans, Treorchy, was fined 15s. for using indecent language to two young ladies at Treorchy, "DISDAINFUL OF DANGER." Charged with walking down the street at Gelli with an unprotected hatchet, Arthur Hadrill, of Gelli, said: I did not think there was any danger to the public." P.S. Baker, who prosecuted, said the defendant carried his hatchet on his shoulder. Defendant was fined 5s. NO ONE IN CHARGE. Sampson Evans, from Cwmparc, was charged with leaving a horse and cart un- attended on the road at Cwmparc. A fine of 5s. was imposed. ONE LIGHT SHORT. A Tynewydd carter, named Morgan Morgan, appeared to answer the charge of having only one light. A police officer said that on 16th November he saw the defendant outside the Prince of Wales Hotel, Treorchy. He was in charge of a two-horse brake. He had only one lamp, and witness followed him a good way down the road. A fine of 2s. 6d. was imposed. HER FIRST OFFENCE. Mary Ann Jenkins, a, stout woman from Treorchy, was charged with being drunk and disorderly on Saturday, the 1st inst. An officer said he saw the defendant in High Street, Treorchy. She was very drunk and quarrelling with her husband. She tried to get into her house, but her husband turned her out. This was her first offence. The Bench adjourned the case for a month. LANDLORD S TROUBLES. David Lloyd, collier, now residing at 29, Scyborwen Street, Clydach Vale, for- merly at 26, High Street, was charged by Thomas Llewellyn Evans, his former landlord, with removing furniture to avoid distraint. The defendant owed £ 2 10s. in rent. The complainant said defendant left the house quite open and left no key. At the time he went out he owed £ 2 "7s. The case was adjourned for a month for inquiries to be made. A J-iiUITLESS APOLOGY. George Sutton, Treorchy, was charged by Caradog Jones, also of Treorchy, with assault. The complainant, in giving evidence, said he was standing on the pavement near the bridge at Treorchy, when the defendant came on and struck him with- out saying a word. Jones was left bleed- ing. Defendant denied striking complainant, and said he pushed him off the pavement, and apologised after. George Selwood corroborated this state- ment. Defendant was fined JE1, including costs. DRUNKS. Evan Chick, Pentre, 10s. Joseph England, Pentre, 10s. Thomas Jones, Ystrad, 10s. John Meredith, Ystrad, 10s. Edward Jones, Ystrad, 10s. William Evans, Tonypandy, 15s. William Roberts, Treorchy, 10s. Thomas Stephens, Trealaw, 10s.
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