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Cymmer Workmen's I Institute. I CELEBRATING THE JUBILEE. Speeches by the Bishop of Llandaff and Major Quin, M.P. What was described as the jubilee of the Cymmer Colliery Workmen's Institute was celebrated amid much local rejoicing on Monday afternoon. The Institute—an imposing structure, standing upon an eminence immediately above the collieries-wa-s opened about fonr years ago by Mr W. H. Lewis, Cardiff, one of the com- pany's directors, but, with the exception of a few hundred pounds, the cost of the building (12,500) has been borne entirely by the colliery workmen, who, by means of a contribution of one penny per week, have been able to wipe off the debt. The Institute has proved of great service, educa- tionally and socially, to the workmen, and it is one of the best equipped in the Rhondda. Be- sides ample means of recreation, the Institute pro- vides technical classes, which ace well patronised. The principal pioneer of the Institute is un- doubtedly Mr Thomas Griffiths, J.P., who 32 years age started his career in tha service of the company as a collier boy, but who has for many years held the important position of manager of the collieries. He is also managing director of the company. Mr Griffiths is the present chairman of the Rhondda District Council. The secretarial duties of the Institute have been efficiently carried out for nearly four years by Mr John Henry Evans, one of the work. men. In the technical classes three of the teachers are workmen employed at the colliery, viz. -Machine construction, Mr W. Thomas, mechanic: music, Mr Taliesyn Hopkins, the famous leader of the Portb Male Voice Party, which practices at the Institute mining, Mr W, H. Bowen. MR J. H. EVANS, Secretary. Monday's proceedings commenced at half-past 1. The chair was occupied by Mr T. Griffiths, J.P., supported bv the Lord Bishop of Llandaff, Major Wyndhani-Quin, M.P., Mr W. North Lewis, Cardiff, secretary of the company: Rev. J. P. Hughes, vicar of Llantrisant; Rev. W. Thomas, vicar of Portli and Cymmer Dr. Ivor Davies, J.P. and Messrs Tom John, Llwynypia John Davies, member of the Rhondda School Board Mr T. Mansel Edwards, and Mr J. H. Evans, the secretary of the institute. After a seleetion by the Cymmer Brass Band, The CHAIRMAN said that when his parents brought him to Cymmer 45 years ago tli-re was no school either at Porth or Cymmer, and he had to walk to Dinas for his education until the then vicar of Llantrisant erected a school at Cymmer. As he grew older he felt the want of better education, and having became the manager of the collieries he determined to do what he conl6i o provide better facilities for the rising generation. (Hear, hear.) The result was the erection of the Institute. (Applause.) The SECEKTARY presented a summary of accounts, and explained that the house coal collieries ceased working in November, 1875. The sick and accident fund of the workmen had at the time a balancc in hand of JB137 18s 9d, which was placed in the custody of the late Mr George Insole, who, in 1892, was approached with a view to handing over the money towards the proposed Institute. He readily did so. and principal and interest, at the rate of 6 per cent., amounted to £ 400. fApplau-,e.) In December, 1891, the workmen commenced paying a contri- bution of one penny per week and the boys one halfpenny towards the cost. and by December, 1S91, the workmen had in that way contributed X571 5s 7d, whilst the colliery company sub- scribed £10-1, and a similar sum upon the open- ing day. The contract amounted to zE2,500,and the difference was borrowed at 2A per cent, from the workmen's sick and accident fund, and when the interest was due at the end of the lirst year, a, general meeting of the workmen decided that the money should be lent free of interest. (Anpiause.) Up to that day the receipts of the Institute amounted to £ 3.937 Is 4d. The library consisted of 1,308 volumes, and whilst the number circulated in 1S94 was only 200, the two following years they were 935 and 2,061 whilst this year the number had increased to 3,862. (Applause.) Last year a technical class j ivao .ihr, year the number had increased to seven, lessons being given In machine construction (13 students), mathematics (17), Welsh (17), miuing (30). music (27). &c. The CrrAJRMAX, in introducing the Bishop of Llandaff, observed that his Lordship was in full sympathy with all movements towards the eleva- tion of the Welsh people. As a Nonconformist I I, 0 and as one of the pioneers of the Institute, which was non-political aid undenomina- tional in character, he was pleased to see the Church making such strides to-day, and ventured to say that the prophecy would not be long unfulfilled, when all denominations would he formed into one great square to stand against the common foe. (Hear, hear.) The Bishop of Lr-AxnAPr said that he was deeply touched with the personal history which the chairman had given of himself, and ventured to add that if all Nonconformists and Church people were animated by the sentiments which he (the chairman) had expressed, the re-union which the chairman and which he (bis Lordship) longed for would rot be long m earring. (Applause.) Dealing with the Institute, his Lordship said it seomed to him to be one of the most valuable parts of the machinery which was heing estab- lished for the elevation of i;vakiiid. (Eftar. bear.) One could not read the nowspapers with- out almost shedding tears because of the terrible crimes and vices which, he was sorry to say, pre- vailed in the midst of the population of the Rhondda Valley. These crimes and vices he believed were dne to one tyrant vice—drunken- ness. Let them have football and cricket clubs and institutes of this kind, and plenty of healthy recreation and opportunities for the employment of leisure'time, and they would in that way do more to stop the flow of drunkenness than all the Sundav Closing Bills in the world. (Hear, hear.) He believed that legislation was a sort of curb, and huma.u nature resented curbs. He was thank- ful to find such an Institute in Cymmer, and that they were present celebrating its jubilee. (Hear, bear.) In conclusion, his Lordship asked the chairman, as evidence of his hearty sympathy for the Institute, to permit him to present four volumes for the library. (Applause.) He would send such volumes as the committee desired. (Hear, hoar.) The Rev. J. P. GRIFFITHS, vicar of Llantrisant, -was the next speaker, and he was followed by Major WTNDKAM-QTJIK, M.P. It had been truly urged that the most important question of the day was that of education. The educational system in Wales to-day was placed on a better and sounder basis perhaps than was the case in any other portion of the United Kingdom. No people in the world valued education more than the Welsh people, but they had not attained their object without making great sacrifices. That object had, however, been amply fulfilled by the number of intermediate and higher schools and colleges which were springing up in every portion of the Principality. He thought, however, that they would agree with him that even after thay had passed through those schools and colleges their education had by no means ended if they wanted to equip themselves as capable citizens, and to give a decision upon great social and political questions. (Applause.) The Institute had, in the first place, been erected for the pro- vision of recreation, but it also showed that the workmen were convinced of the absolute necessity of instructing and enabling themselves to be in a position to judge properly and accurately not only the social but also the political questions of the- day. (Applause.) He did not wish to intro- duce any political matter to their midst, but he could not help considering the great necessity thai existed at the present time for the whole intelligence of the people to be brought to bear upon those questions which so intimately con. cerned their future welfare. (Hear, hear.) Mr TOM JOHN, Llwynyp<a. commented upon the happy fact that the workmen had been able to collect about £ 3,000 in four years. Mr W. NORTH LEWIS, the secretary of the com- pany, next handed over a cheque for O to Mr James Vaughan, trustee of the Workmen's Sick and Accident Fund. Bv this act the last penny of the debt was wiped off, and Mr Lewis then, amid applause, received the lease and handed it to Mr W. Isaac Williams, chairman of the Institute Committee. Mr Lewis expressed regret that his father (Mr W. H. Lewis, director of the company) was unable to attend owing to bereave- ment. Mr JOHN DAvrrs (School rsoard member) pro- posed a vote of thanks to all who bad taken part in the proceedings, and Mr 1. M. EDWARDS, fire- man, seconded. The vote was carried by sciblemation. During the proceedings musical selections were given by the Porth Male Voice Party, Mr Tom Vatthews, Mr A J. Jenkins, Mr D. Lewis, Mr J. H. Evans, and Mr W- Lloyd. The proceedings terminated with the singing of the Welsh National Anthem by the Chairman, the audience joining in the chorus. The speakers and a few other friends 'were anb- seqnently entertained to luncheon in the Committee-room by Mr F. Griffiths, chairman.

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