Mining Successes. The many friends of Mr Phelps, assist- ant surveyor at the Cwmaman Collieries, and Mr. Isaac Lewis, son of Mr. Lewis, head surveyor at the same collieries, hail with delight their recent successes. The Glamorgan County Council offers a special prize to the mining student who produces the best report of what he ob- serves while on tour. This vear Mr. Phelps has easily won the prize for the report of the Scottish tour, he being 20 marks-above the one next to him in order of merit. The re- port written by Mr. Phelps was a most excellent one, and according to the decis- ion of the adjudicator, thoroughly de- served the prize. This young gentleman has a good record of mining successes to his credit. Last year he was awarded the prize for the best report of the South Wales tour. He came out first in the County Exam. in the Principles of Mining in the 3rd Stage; also he obtained let class in the 3rd stage in the Board of Educa- tion Exam. This is a record that any mining student should be proud of. The other student is Mr. Isaac Lewis, who successfully won the prize for the best report of the South Wales tour. His report again was a most excellent one. A special remark was made concerning the beautiful sketches which he produced. These two young men are students of Mr. Daniel Davies, County Mining Lec- turer. Mr. Lewis has also a fairly good record of mining successes. We wish the two a bright future.
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Bethany, Aberaman. On Sunday the worshippers at Bethany Congregational Church, Aberaman, which church is under the pastoral charge of the Rev. J. T. Rhys, were pri- vileged to hear three sermons by Prof. Joseph Jones, B.A., B.D., of Cwmaman who was recently appointed to the Greek chair at Brecon Memorial College. At the morning service Prof. Tones ad- dressed an icteresting discourse, taking as his text John xvii., 3, "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent." Mr. Jones held that it was the great possibility of each one to make himself eternal. The word eternal" did not mean "everlasting." We often looked at eternity from the standpoint of time instead of looking at time from the standpoint of eternity. Eternity was not something which was endless in time, but something which was far above the limitations of time and space. Christ spoke of "sin eternal," a passage which to the preacher presented a great difficulty. Apart from that re- ference, "eternal" in the New Testa- ment always meant something relating to God. The knowledge alluded to in the text did not mean intellectual know- ledge. The greatest things in the world appealed to the heart and not to the head. It was the knowledge of the soul that was meant, not the knowledge of the in- tellect. The preacher proceeded to enu- merate two or three of the marks which indicated possession of this knowledge. A man who had this knowledge possessed it always and under all circumstances. It was not a spasmodic, recurrent vir- tue, but it was part and parcel of one's very existence. Eternal life did not mean a vision of God once a lifetime, but seeing God at all times in all places, It meant the capacity to see God not only in the church but in the home and in the colliery. All saw God in the beautiful country, but how many perceived Him in the sordid slum? It was a radical in- justice towards God to fail to see Him except when some strange miraculous event occurred. Another characteristic of the knowledge referred to in the text was ability to see God within us as well as without. In the heat of the three temptations to which he was subjected, Christ did not forgiet his Heavenly Father. In each of his 'three replies to the tempter he emphasised the name of God. Another characteristic of the man that possessed this knowledge was that he was not only able to see God without and within, but he was also able to see things as God saw them. It enabled us to see things not only in their fruits but in their roots. The great question for a man of business to ask was not, "Will it pay?" but "Is it fair P" not "What will my rival think of it?" but "What will God think of it pH Browning had men- tioned three classes of Christians. Tim first was the class typified by David. They lived continually in the sanctuary, and if the visible church was to disap- pear they would also disappear. Another class was represented by Ernest Renan. They were people who had obtained little philosophic knowledge and had a smat- tering of science. They lived in the val- ley of the shadow of doubt. The third class had abandoned the limited circle of David and the barren valley of Renan. They revelled in the pastures of true knowledge of the life eternal.
Present to the Aberdare Liberal Club. Mr D. M. Richards. Wenallt, Aberdare, secretary of the Liberal Club, has re- ceived from Lady Wimborne a fine steel engraving of Lord Wimborne's father, the late Sir Josiah John Guest, the first member of Parliament for the Merthyr Boroughs. The portrait, which was published in 1852, was engraved by Mr W. Walker, of Cavendish-square, London, from an oil painting by Richard Buckner, will be hung in the library of the club, which has at present a com- plete list, either in steel engravings or oil paintings, of the members of Parlia- ment for the boroughs from 1832, when the borough sent in its first member to the British Parliament. I
Secularists v. Christians. ANOTHER SUNDAY NIGHT SCENE AT ABERDARE. The Black Lion Square, which may be rightly termed the Trafalgar Sqrare of Aberdare, was on Sunday night the scene of another lively conflict. The fort was held by Mr. Wishart, of the National Secular Society, who commenced to give a summary of the principles of Secular ism. He had not proceeded very far with his speech when the first notes ef the Doxology were heard emanating from the fringe of the crowd, and the speaker was obliged to suspend his oration until the hymn was sung. "Now that our friends have concluded their argument," said the speaker, I shall proceed." In- terruptions, however, continued for some time. One of the singers declared that they had a right to sing on Aberdare Square. He was told to go to Calvaria to sing, and also to pay up Ins trade union subscriptions. Resuming his ad- dress with difficulty, the lecturer said that what they as Secularists claimed was equal freedom with that which Christians enjoyed. He had never inter- rupted a religious meeting, neither had he put questions at such a meeting unless questions had been invited. He assured his interrupters that they were injuring their own cause in molesting their oppon- ents. If Christians had only the power they would burn Freethinkers now just the same as their forefathers did," said he. A young man from the lower end of the crowd told the speaker that he wa "a b liar." After a while Mr. Wishart succeeded in restoring order, and he proceeded to say that those who professed Christianity practised Secular- ism in their daily lives. He claimed that happiness was the chief object of life, and that. utility was the test of happiness.. All religions, he affirmed, contained ideas that were not necessary to human welfare and happiness. He claimed also that Burmese morality had deteriorated since the introduction of Christian civilisation into Burmali. At this juncture one of the bystanders, who is the leader of a newly-established sect at Trecynon, and who, obviously, had long possessed his soul in patience, broke all restraints, and declared that he could not stand much more of that." Mr. Wishart- told him that tf such was the case there was a remedy; he could walk away. The interrupter re- minded the speaker that he was a poor dinner, and that he must die some day. The former was told not to interrupt the meeting. "But when I see a man going to hell I am bound to stop him," was the reply. Turn unto God was his advice to the Secularist lecturer. A general up- rcar followed, and the president of the meeting, Mr. Ben Evans, appealed to the audience for quiet. The lecturer made another attempt to speak. "I don't know why our friends interrupt u6," said he, unless it is because the argument hits them." He then dealt with the question of education, declaring that a diplomatic struggle between religious partisans left England far behind in the march of educational progress. The edu- cation of their children was interfered with thereby. "Are you married?" asked Mr. James L. Thomas of the lec- turer. "Are you mad?' retorted some- one. "Have you any children?" was Mr. Thomas's second question. "You ought to be stopped. You are a disgrace to the town," remarked the questioner. "And you are a credit to the town," was the lecturer's retort Mr Thomas taking a brief rest Mr. Wishart proceeded without interruption for a while. There were, he said, 12 million people in this country on the verge of starvation, and the preaching of the gospel of poverty had been subsidized. You have been kidded, long enough," were his conclud- ing iemarks-(Voice: "Yes, for to- night")—"and those who preach the gospel of poverty are the greatest pillars of capitalism." At the close questions were invited, but the only interrogatr was the inevitable Mi. James L. Thomas, who repeatedly asked the speaker who paid for the collar that he wore. Mr. Ben Evans at last re- plied, "The collar I wear wa;" paid for cut of my own labour, which cannot be eaid cf the collar that you have on." The meeting was thereupon declared closed, but until about ten o'clock groups of people might be seen belabouring var- ious points and problems with animation and more or less earnestness.
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Nodion. I "— Ymneillduaeth a genhedlodd y pas- sive resister," enw yr hwn a dreigla i lawr yr oesau a ddel fel un a aeth i gar- char ac i farn yn llawen er mwyn cyd- I wybod, ac fel y sawl na phetrusai dori cyfraith ei wlad yn hytrach na thori rhyw ddeddf anysgrifenedig yr oedd wedi tyngu llw o ffyddlondeb iddi. Yn awr, modd bynagj y mae yr eagid am y troed arall. Yr Eglwyswr ydyw y passive resister. Gwisgwr y wenwisg sydd yn bygwth anwj'byddu y gyfraith newydd, sef Deddf priodas a chwaer gwraig ym- adawedig. Cynghorem ein brodyr esgobol i fod yn ochelgar. Os daliant i wingo yn erbyn y symbylau yn y y modd hwn ofnwn y byddant yn palmantu y ffordd a arwain i Ddadgysylltiad. Nis gwyddom yn iawn beth ydyw sail gwrthwynebiad y clerigwr i uniad priod- asol a chwaer gwraig farw. Dywedant fod cyfraith Moses yn erbyn y fath uniad. A chaniatau hyny, onid yw cyfraith Moses yn gwahardd ac yn gorchymyn llawer o bethau na feddyliai hyd yn oed y Moesenydd mwyaf selog am gydymffurfio a hwy yn yr ugeinfed ganrif ? Er engraifft, gwaherddir ni i fwyta cig moch ac erchir arnom fwyta bara croyw, ond mor anufudd ydyw hyd y nod esgobion i'r cyfryw waharddiadau i a gorchymynion. Er pan y ciliodd oes y cysgodau y mae y rhan fwyaf o'r ddeddf seremoniol yn Uythyren :farw. Cydnabyddir hyn gan bob swyddog yn yr Eglwys, o'r clochydd hyd at Arch- esgob Caergaint. Gwir fod y deg gorch- ymyn yn sefyll, ac yn cael eu hystyried yn safon moesoldeb yn yr oes bresenol, er fod rhai o apostolion y dduwinydd- iaeth newydd yn haeru eu bod out-of- date." Y mae un fantais, o leiaf, yn deillio i j' ddyn drwy briodi dwy chwaer, Ni flinir r, ef ond gan un fam-ynghyfraith, I Well done Carnelian! Wele ef, yn 75 mlwydd oed, wedi enill cadair-ei I ddegfed sedd awen. Henaint ddaeth at "Cam" ei hunan—heb bla Dyddiau blin, mae weithian Yn lloni gwlad, llawn a glan Yw corn olew Carnelian. Na sonier mwy am Swinburne fel grand old man" yr awen. Yni Car- nelian a ddyry y bardd Seisnig yn y I -T Cysgoa. Am awdl i Gastell Caerffili y cafodd Carnelian y gadair, Rhoddodd y beirniad, Ifano, glod mawr iddi. Deallwn hefyd fod yr hen fardd heinyf wedi ysgrifenu y tri chan llinell ei hunan. Y mae bellach lawer o flynyddau- credwn fod tua dwy-ar-bymtheg—er pan yr hunodd y diweddar anfarwol Charles Haddon Spurgeon. Eto i gyd y mae rhai cyfnodolion Seisnig yn proffesu cyhoeddi ei bregethau bob wythnos hyd y dydd hwn. Gwna un bregeth yr wythnos am 17 o flynyddau 884 o bre- gethau i gyd. Ac nid oes un argoel fod y stoc bregethau a briodolir i'r pre- gethwr enwog ar gael ei dihysbyddu. Maent fel yr olew yn yr ysten yn para o hyd er cael eu defnyddio o wythnos i wythnos. Os nad ydym yn cam- gymeryd y mae y papyrau a nodwyd yn cymeryd arnynt roddi pregeth newydd danlli bob wythnos. Credwn nad yw holl stock-in-trade II pregethwr cyffredin yn cynwys rhagor na rhyw ddwsin o bregethau newyddion. Pan elwir ar y gwyliedydd oddiar y mur i'w orphwysfa nid yw fel iheol yn gadael ar ei ol lawer o gyfoeth pregethwrol mwy nag o olud y byd hwn. Ond os ydym i gredu y newyddiaduron gadaw. odd Mr Spurgeon ganoedd lawer os nad miloedd o bregethau ar ei ol i ddyddori cenhedlaeth ydoedd yn nghroth y dyfod- ol pan gasglwyd ef at ei dadau. Ni hoffem wneyd cam hyd y nod a pherchenogion newyddiaduron, ond buasem yn hoffi cael sicrwydd fod y pre- gethau a gyhoeddir o wythnos bwygilydd dan enw y marw urddasol yn ffrwyth wirioneddol ei ysgrifell. Tyr ambell don o gefnfor y diwygiad a draethelli ein heglwysi yn barhaus. Yn nghyfarfodydd y Wesleyaid yn Hir. wain, ac yn nghyrddau mawr y Bedydd. wyr yn Abercynon yn ddiweddar teim- lwyd rhai o'r hen ddylanwadau grymus, a mwynhawyd yr hwyl yn fawr. A ydyw yr enwadau yn neshau at eu gilydd? Nid llawer o gyfathrach sydd yn gyffiedin rhwng yr Undodwyr ac enwadau Ymneillduol ereill mwy nag ydoedd rhwng yr Iuddewon a'r Samariaid gynt. Ond y Sul o'r blaen yn Mhen- cader ymunodd yr Undodiaid ar Anni- bynwyr a'u gilydd i gadw cwrdd ysgol. Holwyd y pwnc gan weinidog yr Anni- bynwyr a phregethwyd gan fugail yr Undodiad. Gwelir fod yn perthyn i I, benau mawr Pencader" galonau rhyddfrydig. Daeth Sion o Gwmaman, Sir Gar, I lawr i Gwmaman 'Berdar: Gwnaeth ffortiwn ar frys, Ond bu farw heb grys, Gan adael ei gyfoeth i'w gar. Ai nid dyma y Limerick cyntaf yn y Gymraeg ? Os nad e derbynied ein rhagflaenor, pwy bynag ydyw, ein hym- ddiheurad. Yn un o'n heglwysi lleol y Sul o'r blaen darfu i'r cyhoeddwr gyhoeddi dosbarth Beiblaidd anundebol." Yn fuan gwelodd ei gamgymeriad, ac ail- gyhoeddodd mai anenwadol ydoedd y dosbarth. Da hyny, neu buasai gwra- gedd eiddigeddus Mountain Ash yn lied fuan ar ei drywydd.
Bethel, Gadlys. CWRDD YMADAWOL Y GWEINIDOG. Nos Sul diweddaf traddododd y Parch. J. Richards, gweinidog Eglwys Annibynol Bethel, Gadlys, ei bregeth ffarwel i'r eglwys, cyn ei symud i gymeryd gofal eglwys Bethel, Arfon. Yr cedd yr addoldy yn llawn, y tywydd yn wresog neillduol, a ffenestri a drysau y capel yn gauad-nid rhag ofn yr Iuddewon, ond rhag dylanwad niweidiol awyr bur. Amlwg yw nad ydyw efengyl y ffenestr agored wedi cyrhaedd y Gadlys eto. Hwyrfrydig ydyw pobl grefyddol i gredu fod oxygen mor hanfodol i'r corph ag ydyw gras i'r enaid. Ond os nad ydoedd awelon natur yn gallu treiddio i'r cyfar- fod yn Bethel yr oedd awelon mynydd Seion yn chwythu yn gryf yno: Yr oedd y gwasanaeth yn hwyliog, er fod y syniad mai hwn ydoedd cwrdd terfynol gweinid- ogaeth Mr. Richards yn chwerwi cryn tipyn ar felusder yr odfa. Cyn dechreu ei bregeth, diolchodd Mr. Richards yn fawr i'r dyrfa am ddod yn nghyd i'w gwrdd ymadawol. Nid hwn oedd y tro cyntaf iddynt ei anrhydeddu yn gyffelyb, ac hyderai mai nid hwn oedd y tro diweddaf iddo i'w gweled a'u han- erch. Cymerodd Mr. Richards ei destyn ¡ o loan 19, 15, lie y dywedir am Pilat, ar gais yr Iuddewon, yn traddodi yr Iesu i'w groeshoelio. Sylwodd Mr. Richards fod croesau y byd yn amlach na'i goron- au. Nid oedd angen myned o gwm Aber- dar i gael gafael mewn croesau-croesau anweledig i groesholio cymeriadau a chyeuron personol a theuluol. Pan y mae dynion yn methu cyfreithloni eu gweithredoedd ar dir rheswm maent yn apelio at eu myfiaeth. H Oni wyddost ti," meddai Pilat, H fod genyf awdurdod i'th groeshoelio, a bod genyf awdurdod i'th ollwng yn rhydd." Peth grymus, cas iawn, ydyw teimlad crefyddol wedi myned o chwith. 'Sentiment' crefyddol wedi myned o chwith oedd wrth wraidd erledigaethau y chwil-lys. Hwn iu yn achos i groeshoelio Crist. Nid yw y petli yn farw eto. Mae yn fyw mewn egwyddor. Gochelwn y croesau bychain a godir gan forwynion dinod, fel yn banes Pedr. Hynod fyr fu pregeth Mr. Richards. Yn y gyfeillach derbyniwyd pump o ferched ieuainc yn aelodau o'r eglwys, a rhoddodd Mr. Richards gyng- horion buddiol iawn iddynt.
Seion, Aberdar. CADVAN AE Y DDUWFNYDDIAETH NEWYDD. Y Sul a'r Llun diweddaf cynhaliwyd cyfarfodydd pregethu neillduol yn Seion, addoldy y Wesleyaid Cymreig yn Aber- dar. Pregethwyd gan y Parch. J. Cad- van Davies a'r Parch. J. D. Jones, Tre'r- ddol, gynt o AbeTdar. Cadvan ydoedd y pregethwr yn odfa ddau o'r gloch dydd I. Sul. Ei destyn ydoedd, Da ydwyt a daionus, dvsg i mi dy ddeddfau (Salm 119, 68). Yn nechreu ei breteth gwnaeth Cadvan gyfeiriad at y dduwinyddiaeth newydd. Na eonier, meddai, am dduwin- yddiaeth newydd, a hithau yn dduwin- yddiaeth sydd yn colli Duw. Nid oedd Tad ynddi, na neb i faddeu bai ynddi. Nid oedd yn dduwinyddiaeth, ac nid oedd yn newydd. Yr oedd mor hen a breuddwydion paganiaeth ac mor amddi- fad o Dduw a hwynthwy. Gair cyntaf crefydd ydoedd "Duw." Doder deddfau i fachu y bydoedd wrth eu gilydd ae fe ganfyddir rhywun yn dal y cwbl. Galwer ef y petah a fyner, ond Duw ydyw. Mae crefydd heb Dduw yn anmhosibl. Mae pob crefydd, gwir neu au, yn tybied Duw. Gwelir cymeriad cenedl yn ei duwiau. Meddad duwiau cenedloedd gwaedlyd, rhyfelgar, haner dwsin o freichiau nerthol. Efelychir cymeriad moesol Duw gan yr addolydd. Pan fyddai arlunydd yn tynu llun angel edrychai iddo ei hunan am y model Credai fod yr angel yn fod deallgar, a rhoddai IHaChiad athryllth yn ei lygad. Credai ei fod yn fod tyner a rhoddai iddo wedd rhian, yn greadur chwim a dodai bar o edyn ar ei gefn. Diau fod yr engyl yn ami yn ,edrych i lawr mewn tosturi ar ymdrechion dyn i dynu darlun o hon- ynt. Credai Dafydd fod Duw yn holl- gyfoethog, hollalluog, a holl-ddeallus, ond nid oedd Dafydd yn addoli cyfoeth, nerth, na deall Duw. Yr oedd y testyn yn dangos yn gyntaf fod gwir grefydd yn dal y gwir Duw o flaen y byd fel un da ynddo ei hun. Yr oedd yr angylion yn dda, ond nid yn annibynol. Sonid yn mysg daearolion am "independent gen- tlemen," ond nid oedd y cyfryw yn mysg yr angylion. Yr oedd dynion da hefyd i'w cael, er nad oedd un dyn perffaith i'w gael. Ond yr oedd Duw, er yn mwynhau rhyddid tragwyddol, yn fod perffaith. Yn ail yr oedd Duw yn cael ei bortreadu fel un da i ereill Da yd wyt "-dyna y pren, U a daionus "-dyna y ffrwyth. Nis gallai rhai gyeoni bodolaeth Duw da a bodolaeth poen ac anffodion yn y byd. Ond dylid cofio nad oedd y poenau yn cyfodi o Dduw. "Duw a phob daioni," meddai y ddiareb. Heblaw hyny yr oedd y dioddefiadau yn ysgolion i blant Duw. Gwir eu bod yn pregethu uffern. Dyn creulon oedd y sawl a daenai flodau dros wyneb uffern. Sut y cysonid bodolaeth uffern a bodolaeth Duw daionus? Oni ni buasai i Dduw greu uffern buasai an- mnviolion yn gwneyd pob man yn uffern. Nid oedd un grefydd a gadwai tidyn rhag uffern. "Efa a wared y bobl oddiwrth eu pechodau," nid oddiwrth uffern. Hefyd yr oedd gwir grefydd yn dal y gwir Dduw o'n blaenau fel un da, er mwyn ein cael ni i'w efelychu.
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Merthyr I Board of Guardians. On Saturday. Present: Rev. James O'Reilly, in the chair; Mrs. Maria Rich- ai ds, Mrs. M. A. Evans, Mrs. M. T. Wil- liams, Revs. W. Samlet Davies, William Thomas, Ll. M. Williams, W. A. Jones, T. Rees, D. L. Jonee, and J. Hathren Davies; Messrs. David Hughes, Morgan Williams, Methusalem Davies, Samuel Hawkins, Rees Rees, Thomas Hedge, Dd Hopkins, William Hammonds, John Ed- wards, Lewis Edwards, E. Edwards, Hugh Jones, T. E. Morgan, William Harris, Samuel Thomas, David Evans (Merthyr), Ilios. T. Jenkins, William Jones, Thomas Andrews, David Evans I (ITirwain), D. Davies, R. Rees, Thos. B Greatorex, Joseph Price, N. F. Hankey, W Hiley, A. Davies, J. Prowle, P. T. James (clerk), and J. L. Morris (deputy clerk). GUARDIANS AS INQUIRY WIT- NESSES.—CAN THEY DEMAND PAYMENT? With regard to claims sent in re the 'I Division of the Union Inquiry, the Fin- ance Committee recommended with refer- ence to the accounts of Mr. H. W. Mar- tin, M.E., and Mr. Edwin Seward, architect;, amounting respectively to £ 24 13s. 3d. and P-325 16s. 3d that the former be offered £ 2 2s- per day, inclusive of ex- penses, for the three days upon which he was engaged, and that the latter be offered 100 guineas in full settlement of his account. Also that the bill of costs of Messrs. Frank James and Sons, amounting to X-421 3s. 7d., be taxed by the Clerk of the Peace for the County. The Clerk having advised that the Board cannot legally pay the accounts sent in by Messrs. Jenkin Edwards and John Jones, amounting to t.5 5s. and = £ 3 respectively, for giving evidence at the Inquiry, inasmuch as they were Guard- ians at the time, the Committee recom- mended that the Board decline to pay same. The report was adopted RELIEF. At a meeting of the Aberdare Relief Committee there were present: Rev. J. O'Reilly, in the chair; Mrs. Maria Richards, Rev. W. S. Davi^, Messrs. John Prowle, Morgan Williams, Methu- salem Davies, Samuel Hawkins, Rees Rees, Augustus Davies, Thomas Hedge, Samuel Thomas, William Jones, and Dd. Eva.ns (Hirwain). It was resolved that the Neath Union be asked to relieve Gwladys Davies, aged 43 years, who has removed from 83, Cemetery-road, Tre- cynon, to 4, Duffryn Dulais, Crynant, with 4e. weekly on a non-settled account. MISSING BOY. The. Training School Superintendent reported that the boy Cornelius Calla- ghan, who was in service with Mr. J. W. Hurt, fishmonger, Aberdare, left hii place on Sunday afternoon, September let, and had not returned. The Superin- tendent having heard that the boy was in the neighbourhood of Brecon-road, Mer- thyr, had searched most of the courts in that neighbourhood, bub failed to find any trace of him. MOUNTAIN ASH APPLICATION. The Training School Matron had visited the home of Mrs. Lloyd, Emlyn Ifouse, Mountain Ash, and considered it a suitable place to send a girl to. Re- solved that the girl Mary Roberts be ai- lowed to go out to Mrs. Lloyd. COMPENSATION. The Rev. Ll. M. Williams moved: That this Board is of opinion that the fact that Insurance Companies are de- clining to accept the risks incurred by the employment of semi-incapacitated workmen, will tend to seriously increase the cost of out relief, as many who are now able to earn a partial livelihood will be debarred from employment alto- gether and will thus be thrown entirely on the rates, and the Board therefore urges that the Workmen's Compensation Acts should be amended either by a sys- tem of contracting out in such cases or otherwise, so as to obviate the difficulties which may arise when employees through age or infirmity become uninsurable at the. ordinary rates of premium." Mr. T. Andrews moved a direct nega- tive. He said that his experience was that contracting out had a demoralising effect. Mr J. Prowle seconded the amendment, which was carried HALF-YEARLY ESTIMATE AND PROTEST. The Clerk presented the estimate of the expenditure for the half-year ending March 27, 1908, which was £ 40,000. Ald. D. Evans, as usual, raised his pro- test with regard to the county rate, and moved that the estimate be not passed until an explanation be obtained from the County Council. It was carried that the estimate be adopted, seven only voting for Mr. David Evans' amendment. Mr. D. Evans: Seven wise men again. DISCHARGE. It was reported that Elizabeth Hamer. from Cwmbach, had been discharged from Bridgend Asylum. ADVANCE WANTED. Mr. Daniel Davies, relieving officer, applied for an increase in salary.—Re- ferred to Finance Committee. ALLEGED WEAKNESS." Mr. Hugh Jones called attention to a medical certificate signed by an assist- ant to Dr. Cresswell, which stated that the patient was ill of H alleged weak- ness." It was agreed that the Clerk should communicate with Dr. Cresswell regarding the meaning of the certificate RELIEF COMMITTEE'S HEAD- QUARTERS. The Chairman said chat two rooms in the Memorial Hall had been offered to the Guardians at £ 4 a year, which was considerably less than half what was o.-ked for Vestry for the hold- ing of the Aberdare Relief Coin iilittees. It was agreed to accept .the offer. NURSES APPOINTED. The following were appointed proba- tioner nurses at the Workhouse-.—Susaa Brown, 25, Station-street, Aberaman; Mary R. Evans, 18, Herbert-street, Aber- dare; Mary Daviess, Pontypridd; Margt. J. Owen, Troedyrhiw; Annie M. Thomas, CVfn.
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