ABERCRAVE NOTES LOCAL CARPENTER'S TROUBLE. At the Neath County Court on Tues- day before the Registrar (Mr. Charles), Henry Frank Ives, of Llwyn Neuadd, Abercrave, a carpenter in the employ of Mr. Rhys Jones, contractor, Post Office, and formerly in business at Blaengwynfi, underwent his public ex- amination in bankruptcy. It was stated that his liabilities totalled £ 101 16s. lid and there was a deficiency. Debtor gave as the cause of his failure, bad trade whilst in business for himself at Blaen- gwynfi, and a subsequent breakdown in health. There were 33 unsecured creditors for the full amount of the deficiency. Ives said that a serious ill- ness mentally afflicted him, and lie had to leave matters to his wife at critical times. The examination was closed. TRESPASSING ON THE RAILWAY. The terrible fatality on the Neath and Brecon Railway Co.'s per- manent way below Abercrave Station on Saturday, in which a workman at the Gwaunclawdd Colliery, Joseph Rivers lost his life, is calculated to put an effective chock on the general prac- tice now in use of trespassing along the line by workmen, as the company intend to keep a much stronger look- out for offenders. It was stated at the inquest at Ystradgynlais on Tuesday that for a first offence the trespasser can only be warned, but for a repeti- tion he can be summoned and convict- I ed. I ABERCRAVE COLLIERY "CHECK." Although many conflicting reports are being circulated regarding the result of the triennial election of a checkweigher for the Abercrave Collieries, we under- stand that from the final ballot Mr. John G. Morgan has obtained the post by a majority of three over the present holder, Mr. Rhys Lewis, Colbren. There is some talk of a re-ballot being taken in case of which we understand that a good many of the workmen are desirous of Councillor T. Prosser Jones, Seven Sisters, being invited to stand as a candidate. REV. D. JEREMY JONES AT I NEUADD. I Good congregations assembled at the Neuadd Chapel on Sunday when ser- mons were delivered by the Rev. D. Jeremy Jones, of Cwmllynfell, a young preacher of much ability and consider- able promise. His sermons were enjoyed by good congregations. BAPTISMAL SERVICE. A large congregation assembled at Noddfa Baptist Church on Sunday morning when a bal)tismal service was conducted by the pastor (Rev. C. J. Pipe). Mr. Pipe preached an interesting sermon on the ceremony of baptism, and afterwards immersed three new members—two young ladies and one young man. A GRATIFYING RECOVERY. I We are glad to be able to announce that Mr. George Dewing, a surface worker who was very seriously injured at the International Colliery about six weeks ago*, and had to be removed in a critical condition to the Swansea Hos- pital, is now progressing very favour- ably. At first his recovery was almost despaired of, but one of his legs was amputated, and Mr. Dewing has since continued to make progress. He has been taken to the Swansea Convales- cent Home this week. HOCKEY NOTES. I The local mixed team visited Dyffryn (Neath) on Saturday last, and after a very good game carried off the laurels of victory by three goals to one. To- morrow (Saturday) Abercrave ladies have an engagement with Clydach at Clydach. G.F.S. CONCERT. The entertainment promoted this week end by the local members of the Girls' Friendly Society promises to be highly successful. The first portion of the programme is to be taken up with a farce and the second by the operet- ta "Zurika., the Gipsy Maid." We shall to "Zurika, the Gipsy Maid." We shall be able to give full particulars next week. LOCAL WEDDING. A marriage was solemnized at the Pontardawe Registry Office on Wednes- day morning, the contracting parties being Miss Hannah Morgan, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Morgan, Gwyn Arms, Craig-y-Nos, and Mr. Morgan Richard Williams, of Ynis- wen, gamekeeper for the Messrs Mor- gan, Abercrave. Mr. Morgan R. Mor- gan acted as best man and also gave the bride away, and Miss Annie Morgan (sister) was bridesmaid. The newly- married couple, who made the journey by taxi, afterwards went to Cardiff for the honeymoon. They will reside at Penybont. CARMEL SERVICES. The Rev. Morris Morgan, of Swansea, occupied the pulpit at Carmel Chapel on Sunday, and preached effective ser- mons to good congregations. After the evening service the rev. gentleman candueted a special temperance meet- ing, which was well attended. NEW SOCIETY AT TYNYCOED. A new Mutual Improvement Society has recently been formed in connec- tion with Tynycoed Chapel, with the Rev. L. Lewis (Penybont) as president, and Mr. John Jones as secretary, and meetings are to be held every Friday evenin g until the end of the session. The first meeting took place on Friday evening last, when the Rev. L. Jones presided over a good attendance, and papers were read by Master Johnny Hughes on "John Ceiriog Hughea," the North Walian poet, and by Mr. Idris Lewis on "The influence of the church on the present age." A highly interesting discussion foHowed and a pleasant evening was spent. MR. D. R. MORGAN AND THE COUNCIL. TI 1 I u nas Deen noticed that Mr. D. R. Morgan's name did not figure amongst those present at the J?t meeting of the Y? strad?y?a.is Council. Mr. Morgan found it impossible to leave work that day, but we understand it is the first meeting he has missed since his elec- tion in 1907-an excellent record. XIGHT SCHOOL SOCIAL. Members attending the night school held at the Abercrave Schools are or- ganising a social to be held on Thurs- day evening next. Extensive prepara- tions are being made for the event, which promises to be very successful. A NOTABLE EVENT. Congratulations are tendered to the Rev. li. Beynon, B.A., pastor of Car- mel, and Mrs. Beynon, to whom a baby girl was born en Monday. Both mother and child are progressing splendidly. LLWYDDIAN MYFYRIWR. Bydd yn bleser gan lu eyfeillion Mr. D. H. Jones; Penybont, Abercrave, yr hwn sydd yn bresenol yn Nghol-eg Diwynvddol Caerfyrddin, glywed am ei lwyddiant. Yr wythnos o'r bla-en der- byniodd alwad unfrvdol oddiwrth Eglwysi Pisgah, a Phantycrugiau, Sir Aberteifi,-cylch pwysig yn y sir. Yr wythnos hon derbyniodtl alwad arall, hollol unfrydol a thaer oddiwrth eg- lwysi Benea a Rehoboth, Sir Benfro. Nis gwyr hyd hyn pa un i'w derbyn..— Ein llongyfarchiadau gwrcsocaf iddo, a'i dymuniadau goreu am ddyfodol dis- glaer yn mha gylch bynag yr axweinid ef iddo.
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» — BRYNAMMAN NOTES. CAUSE AND EFFECT. The gale of lao-t week-end has played havoc with the wires conducting our elec- tric supply. Different portions of the village have been in darkness, and the local electricions have had an exception- ally busy week, making good the damage. IMPROVED SCHOOL CONDITIONS Mencetorth school conditions in Car- marthenshire will more nearly approach those in other counties. We congratulate the Education Committee on the decided change for the better in its attitude to- wards education, as in revealed by its de- cisions of Thursday last. At that meet- ing, the two most vital factors for suc- cess in the schools, namely the provision of suitable buildings, and the more liber- al remuneration of the teaching staffs, re- ceived attention, and were put upon a more satisfactory basis. By the increases, of JB15 in the maxi- mum, and £ 2 10&. Od. in the. annual in- crements in the teachers' salary scale, the education of the county generally wid be enormously benefitted. Not only will the teaching staff be more constant, and subject to fewer changes of personnel, but the increased salaries will prove a strong and much needed induoeinent to attract the nation's best talent to the service of tiM schools. In this respect the teachers a.e the leaders of democracy," and it is vital that such work should be in good hands. The other matter of improved school buildings affects Brynamnian more in- timately, and the news, that a new Infant School is to be erected will be received with joy. The Committee has decided to purchase for the sum of 1;375, the^site of the cot- tages situate oppcsite the schools in Cwm- garw road. The site is said to comprise somewhere about one-third of an acre. The cottages will have to be demolished and then the work will be pushed forward without delay. MISSIONARIES AT MORIAII Quite a. boom in missionary cards has resulted from the visit of foreign mission- aries, from the Methodist Mission fields, who conducted the services at Moriah on Sunday. The heathens in foreign parts at least, may look forward to gOûd times. LOCAL COLLIERIES The damage to the standards at the Rhosaniniaxi Colliery, reported last wk, has b een made good. The big winding sheave, which did service in lhc sinking operations at the East Pit, and was thus thoroughly tested, has been affixed, m place of the broken one. A restart was made on Wednesday. The colliery, which employs barely a hundred men, has re>- cently been turning out' some 160 ions a day. YNYS AMMAN STOPPAGE I Since Monday the colliery nas oeeii idle, and a start is not expected this week. SMART LOCAL WEDDING. St. Catherine Church was the scene of a smart wedding on Thursday morning of last week. The bride was Miss Violet Mary Hcrton, of Tegfryn terrace, and the bridegroom Mr Fred Meyers, of Lon- don. The Vicar of St. Catherine's, the Rev. Jeaikin Davies officiated. The bride was attired in a smart cream eioline em- pire gown, trimmed with satin, with white kid shoes. She carried a lovely bouquet of white lilies and maiden-hair fern. A bridal veil and a garland of selected orange blossoms, completed a very pretty picture-. Miss Bronys Thomas, Station Road, and Miss Jane Williams "Pia," music pupils of the bride, attired in white silk em- pire gowns with shoes to match, attended as bridesmaids. The bride was given away by her uncle, Mr Grant. After the oei-emony a reception, attended by numerous friends i of the happy couple, was held at the bride's resideam-at Lower Brynanunan.
» + 9 UNDEB Y CYMDEITHASAU CYM- RAEG. "Eu Hiaith a Gadwant." At Offeiriaid, Gweinidogion, Pregeth- wyr, ae Eglwysi Cymru. DATHLIAD GWYL DDEWI SANT. Gran y digwydd Dygwyl Dewi Sant eleni w y Sul, a.wgryma'r Undeb uchod y priodoldeb o gyfeirio yn y gwasanaeth a'r brogeth at ein gwyl fawr genedl- aefchol. Da fuasai gennym pe cyfeirid yn yr un modd ymhob eglwvs Saesneg yng Nghymru ac ymhob eglwys Gymraeg drwv'r byd i gyd. 0 hyn allan bwriedir ystyried y Sul o flaen Gwyl Dewi Sant fel Sul Cenedl- aethol Cymru. Estvned Cymry gwladgar bob cym- orth i'r mudiad hwn. "Cofia'n gwlad Benllywydd tirion." Dros yr Undeb, D. ARTHEN EVANS, Yeg.
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Mr William O'Brien was returned un- 1 opposed for Cork City. No chaji/ Mr Thomas E. Hegwood, of Tail Yale Railway, was appointed locomotive super- intendent of the Graat North of Scotland, Railway. £1,163,278 has been awarded in South Africa this month as compensation minors' phthisis. After running oven- thirty years th > Cajubridire trams were withdrawn, 1hs competition of motor omnibuses ba rng proved too strong.
I DULAIS VALLEY CHAT. «, (Gan Ymdeithydd.) ￼ Two local cases were heard at Neath Police Court, on Frid-Y last. In the first John Morris, a. haulier, of Crynant, was charged with having stolen SIbs. of oorn, the property of the Llwynon Colliery Company. P. C. Slatrer told the bench that when he arrested defendant, the latter replied "I hope you will do your best. The Magistrate: "And you have?" The Constable Yes, sir (laughter). A fine of 30s. including costs was im- posed. In the second case, five Crynant boys, Thomas Davies, Kitchener Aplin, Ifor Bufton, Edgar Bufton and Wm. J. Mc- i Ca.rthy, were charged at the Juvenile Court with causing damage to electric in- sulators to the amount of JB4 at Crynant on January 19. All admitted the oftence.. It was stated that this mischief was be- coming very considerable, and the inter- f,erecnr,e wi th the electric system in the district was becoming a great public in- j convenient e. Over 100 insulators had been smashed in the neighbourhood of Crynant, ajid a penaJty which should serve as a warning to other lads was requested. The Bene-h ordered the parents to pay £4 2s. 6d. and the cost-a of the Court. As indicated in our last issue, the con- cert held last Thursday evening in con- nection with Soar Chapel, Seven Sisters, was a conspicuous success, not only in re- gard to the quality of the artistoes, but also in the attendance. There was a large gathering, and a considerable sum of the evening was the remarkably fine recitals given by Miss Sarah J. Davies, a. rising young elocutionist, who has already won a gold medal at one of the Semi- National Eisteddfodau, and who will be undoubtedly be much heard of in the future. Many local readers will learn with in- terest that Mr and Mrs. Leyshon Levi, and their young daughter, who were un- til recently, in business at Seven Sisters, also managing the local Post Office, have arrived safely at their destination,- Sydney, Australia. The travellers left Liverpool on December 18th, the principal reason for their departure being the 111- health of Mrs. Levi, who it is hoped will benefit by the more congenial climate of the Souta. It is with great satisfaction that I learn of the complete success of he bene- .fit performances which took place on Tueø- day evening at Messrs. St-udta' picture house for Mr David Lewis, Brick row, who has been ill for over six months. Messrs. Studt very kindly placed their building at the disposal of the local com- mittee organised to carry out the duties of promoting the entertainments, and as a result two crowded houses were obtained. Messrs. Studt only took their bare ex- penses from the gross proceeds, and after all charges have been met there Temains a substantial Sum to hand over to Mr Lewis. At the conclusion of the second performance on Tuesday evening, Mr George Jones (checkweigher), proposed, and Councillor T. Prosser seconded, a. very cordial vote of thanks to Messrs. 'Studts for their kindness, and this was carried with enthusiasm. Mr Dare, the local manager, suitably responded. An interesting local marriage took place on Wednesday, at Registry Office, Neath, the contracting parties being Miss Mary L. Davies, daughter of Mr and Mrø. Henry Divies, of 26 Mary Street, Seren Sisters, and Mr Rees Hicks, eldest son of Mr and Mrs. Richard Hicks, Panty- ffordd. Both are well known in the dis- trict, the bride having served1 at the Onllwyn Inn for some years. They are to make their home in Onllwyn Road. Active preparations are being made for -the Gymanfa to be held in April at Zoar Independent Chapel, Seven Sisters, and in Dlaco of the usual service on Sunday evening, a practice was held which proved very profitable. Appearances point to the -festival being very successful. I learn that Mr E. Evana-Bevaai, J.P., -declines to give an interview to the joint committee in regard to the short-day Saturday for the Valley, but has con- sented to receive a deputation from the Seven S'>tera Colliery Committee, to. gether with Mr J. D. Morgan, and Mr s?t?och MorrcH ?-<?y (Friday), and aa stated before, there &Te strong hop^ of '3n amicable ?ttlement. The full joint ?mitt?wJIbe in att^nd^ce at a gin- vemient dl during the interview, ? v??t o?S?S?i? nL ??inaily arranged without okWrnng fhe Ml consent of the committee. Org?u?on wor k still proceeds in ■cmaSon with the ?-bu?Iding club for Seven Sisters. Thirty members have com- menced their contributions, there are five other names on the books, and I am told that more applications for member- ships are to be considered. All indications point to the formation of a very success- ful club. The contract for the erection of tempor- ary stores for the newly formed Blaen- dulais Cooperative Society has been -given to Messrs. Clames, of Stratford, London, who have put up several other similar buildings in Sbuth Wales. The work will be commenced in about a fortnight's time. The English Baptist Cause in Seven Sisters is progressing very favourably, and slowly but surely a prosperous little church is being formed. Special mission- ary services have been conducted on Mon- day, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings of this week by the Rev. A. Harner, of Mumbles, and have attracted good con- gregations. About twelve new members have been baptised into the church with- in comparatively recent months. I Last evening (Thursday), the annual concert in connection with the Onllwyn Congregational Church took place, when the members of the choir gave all enjoy- able rendering of the sacred cantata, "The Moabitee." The conductor was Mr Gruffydd Ellis Gruffydd, and the princi- pal artistes were Madame Richards, Miss M. J. Pugh, Miss Ethel Jones, Messrs. W. Thomas andJohn Richards. A good audienoe assembled. Maesmarchog Colliery was the scene of a rather serious accident during the week- end., when a workman named W. Howells, of Seven Sisters, sustained a broken leg through the giving way of a portion of the timbering. He was removed home. Trie committee responsible for the or- j ganisation and promotion of the Colbren Eisteddfod are now making active pre- parations for the holding of this year's function, and already a good part of the arrangements are in hand, although the Eisteddfod will npt take place until July 25th. I may be able to make a highly interesting announcement in regard to the appointment of an adjudicator in the course of the next few weeks. ♦ »♦« »
I The Prince and the Demon at Ystradgynlais. The members of the YstradgynJais Church Juvenile Dramatic Society gave a most commendable performance of "The Prince and the Demon" at the Church Schoolroom last (Thursday) evening. Under the capable conductorship of Mr Edgar Hughson, assisted by Mr Llew. Morgan, as stage manager, the children did excellently, and gave promise of pro- viding many treats in the future. Between 60 and 70 children took part, in addition to the principals who were as follow King Corbulo, Mr E. Hughson; Prin- cess Rosebud, Miss Helena Flynn Lord Chancellor, Mr Jack Paddock; Prince Florescent, Mr Phil Phillips; Rumple- stilskin and Prince Adhemar, Mr Jeff. Larkin; Zuleika, Miss Elizabeth Griffiths; Phyllis, Miss Gladys Phillips; Eliza, Miss Madge Paddock; Susan, Miss K. Griffiths; Mary, Miss Gladys Hcrbert; Jim, Master Abraham Smith. The chorus included citizens, maids of honour, sold- iers and demons. The performance is a musical play, but provides opportunities for those taking part to display histrionic skill. The curtain rises on the palace gardens, and a number of demons enter playing leapfrog after which they sing- Then Rumplestilskin opens up the story by relating what happened 17 years pre. viously. At that time, it appears, he rescued King Corbulo and all his court from shipwreck, and the King offered him whatever he might choose As was to be expected of a demon Rumplestilskin chose the lovely daughter of the King, which did not suit the monarch. By means of a charmed ring the princeps is safe from the demon, so long as she wears it. Fortunately, for the princess, Prince Florescent falls in love with her, although disguised aa he is, they discover that the tyranny of rank is an almost insuper- able obstacle to their suit. Scene II. is a representation of the royal kitchen in which the Lord Chancellor and the Ccok provide much food for laughter. The palace gardens are again seen in Scene III., and things get awkward for the Princess, and the King admits it in a song, very well rendered. The Market Place, Goldsberg, which provides the setting for the first scerie in Act II. is crowded with citizens mournfully walk- j ing about, and the choruses and dialogues are performed in ifrst-class style. After an affray be-tween soldiers and demons Prince Florescont succeeds in rescuing the princess from the clutches of the chief demon, who, of course, is disguised as a prince. The youngsters conduct them- selves in fine style, the drilling of the soldiers being very good. Everything comes right in, the end, but not before the youthful tctors and actresses do full jus- tice to their various parts. The scenery, specially painted for the occasion, by Mr Llew. Morgan, was un- veiled cn Thursday evening- by Mr Thos. E. Slater, and the artist was called upon to make his appearance amidst vociferous applause. The dfrop soene represents Yniscedwyn House and was much ad- mired. Much credit is due to Col.-Sergt. J. O. Larkin (Brec. N.R.), for his work in training the boys who acquitted them- selves remarkably well. Mrs. B. M. Larkin filled the role of costumier, and the dresses of the girls and costumes and uniforms of the boys adds greatly to the success of the performance. The dresses were exceptionally pretty. The perform- ance will be repeated to-morrow (Satur- day) evening, when doubtless, the school- room will be crowded. On Wednesday evening over 250 ohild- Ten were present, and last night there was a large attendance. The committee desire to acknowledge the kind action of Messrs. Edwards end Page in lending their beautiful crimson plush curtains for decorating purposes. —————— tl.
The next Trades Union Congress will be held at Portsmouth Town Hall 'n the week beginning September 6.
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DULAIS VALLEY PARISH COUNCIL TRAIN SERVICE AND LIGHTING DISCUSSED. The monthly meeting of the Dulais Valley Parian Council took place on Thursday evening last, Mr D. W. Thomas, M.E., presiding. Others present were Messrs. W. Beynoai, W. Davies, G. M. Janio4, J. W. Davies, W. Jeffries, J. Edwards, and the clerk. Several highly interesting ajid important matter were discussed during the evening. A letter was read from Air Talbot, General Manager of N. and B. Railway, conveying his reply to the deputation that recently waived upon him with re- ga.rd to better train service. Mr Talbot stated) th4t the addition of a clean coach to the collier train was now under con- sideration, but that extra running of the 1 p.m. from Neath, did not pay. Also he could not entertain the idea of erecting a. temporary halt at Pantyfford, Onllwyn, stating that the inhabitants now have only a short wa^k to Onllwyn and Seven Sisters stations. Much diesa-tiafaction was felt by the councillors. Mr James advised the call- ing upon the support of the local M.P. But the meeting was informed that the County Council had already approached the N. and B. Railway Co. on some other matters. Eventually Mr Janiea proposed, and Mr J. W. Davies, second- ed, that the matter be reported to the County Council and to the local district councillor, Mr W. Daniels, Crynant. Another letter of great importance locally was received from Councillor Dd. Daniels, who, as a member of the Light- ing Committee of Neath District Coun- cil, wrote that four new electric lamps had been sanctioned for Henwain district, and that negotiations are in progress by the District Engineer and Mr Thompson, the electrician, as to the cost of lighting Onllwyn and Crynant with electric light. These gentlemen are making enquiries among the local oolliery proprietors. The Council were very grateful to Mr Daniels for taking such a prominent pajt in securing for the Dulais Valley inhabit- anta a long felt need. On the motion of Messrs. W. Davies and W. Beynon, Mr E. Evans-Bevan, J.P., Neath, was re-elected to represent the Parish Council in Neath Group of School Managers.
CRYNANT. I LITERARY SOCIETY. The fortnightly meeting of the above Society was held at Saron Chapel on Monday evening, the chair being occupied by Mr Wm. Lewis, Bryn Dulais. The question for debate was "Is it advisable to read novels." The affirmative was taken up by Mr Noah. Jones, supported by Miss Rosy Jones, and the negative by Mr J. E. Jones (in the. absence of Mr Rhys Jc«es who was indisposed) sup- ported by Miss H. Price, Council School. Others that took part in the discuss- ioii were. Alest3rs.]T a r t in the dI*scuss- ion were Messrs. D. Price, J. Owen Jones, D. Lewis (Anwylfa), John Morgan (Yniswen), Misses Dorothy and Mary Edwards. (Maesyrhaf), and the voting turned out as follows 27 for, and 26 against. The attendance was not up to the usual standard. THE CO-OPERATIVE MOVEMENT un ivionaay evening ot last week, the quarterly branch meeting of the local stores was held at the stores. Mr J. H. Cole, of Skewem, occupying the chr. The report for quarter ending Dec. 30th 1913, was not so favourable as previous ones for many years, the dividlid having declined to half what it used to be, namely Is. in the £ instead of 2s. The sales locally were gl,200, a decrease as compared with the corresponding quarter of last year Two new committee-men for the Central were elected in the persons of Messrs. John James and E. M. Jones, in place of Messrs. G. Cadogan and J. D. Davies, who resigned. L
W, A. WILLIAMS, Phrenologist, can be consulted daily at the Victoria Arcade (near the Market). Swinsea.
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I Botha's War on Women I LEADERS' WIVES "MUST GO OR STARVE." Mrs. Poutsma, Mrs. Bain, and Mrs. Watson, the wives of three of the de- ported Labour leaders, sailed by the- Grantully Castle from Cape Town on Tuuxiay in order 10 io -eii-) in iuv^la/nd. Labour members d tatt Uni- Parliament er.i«rta)n<vi th-m to lufu lu* -ri m PnTi.)ro--nt biLing ajrd b a de: tJoc-al f<irc*ci l dot the- ba-f-o ui. The wamoji, i .•teryiewtd ber ov dê"D.rtl'1"t, F,¡"I thc\' w re h v.riii to siajt* the rcyajre. They '.d to go to starve. Mre. B-ain frankly hvi husband as a hero, and expressed her de- light at the firm stand he hn.d mad. at Las Palmaa to prevent mischievous chat- ter. Mrs. Bain ie a tall English girl, a bride of only a few months. As the liner drew away from the quay, Mr Andrews, one of the Parliamentary party, shouted "'We will keep the red flag flying until you return." Strong personal bitterness agiinst the labour members is being manifested by Unionist and Nationalist members, who are boyootting them in the House of As- sembly.