British Women's Temperance Association. The monthly meeting of the above was held at Gohaith Chapel, Cwmdare, kind- ly lent, on Tuesday, June 17th. Mrs. (Dr.) K. J. Trevor Cory presided over the afternoon meeting; supported by Mrs. Walter Lloyd. The opening prayer was offered by Mrs. Owen Wil- liams, and Mrs. Cynog Williams read a portion of Scripture. Mrs. Walter Lloyd introduced the President to the Cwmdare friends, and spoke a few words which were much appreciated. The Secretary read the report of the May meeting and the two Jumble Sales that had been held at Aberdare (Green St.) and Trecynon Mission. This was con- firmed and signed by Mrs. Cory. Miss Stephens sang "Face to face with Christ, my Saviour." The speakers for the afternoon were Sister Lily (Cardiff Wesley an Mission) and Rev. T. Powell (Cwmdare). The Sister's remarks were based chiefly on her own personal ex- periences, and were most inspiring. She impressed the meeting very strongly. Rev. T. Powell then gave a very hearty welcome to the members of the B.W.T.A. and other friends. It gave him great pleasure to meet Mrs. Cory, and to know that all the family were in full sympathy with the work. He was pleased to see the daughter follow in the steps of her father. Women had every right to engage in this noble work, and should realize that when they were prompted to do it they were really receiving af divine message. He referred to the woman of Samaria, how she was commanded to go and preach the Gospel, and again the social work dope by Dorcas. He wished the branch every success in their work. Discussion followed. Mrs. Walter LJovd and Mrs. Shepherd spoke, and Mrs.. (Rev.) J. M. Jones thanked both speakers, and also the president, organist and soloist. Tea TIT was provided, the tables having been beautifully decorated. A very hearty vote of thanks was accorded to all who had helped at the tea, and to the minis- ter and trustees for lending their chyrch. A vote of sympathy was passed with Mrs. D. M. Richards and
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AIERAMAN. EISTEDDFOD SUCCESSES. We congratulate Mr David Griffiths (Dewi Aeron), Cardiff Road, Aberaman, on his (successes at Powys Provincial Eistedd- fod on June 12th at Llanfair Caereinion. In translating he won first prize out of 16 competitors, and was also placed second out of 35 competitors in the ode, H Y CyfddyddH ("The Dawn "). EISTEDDFODIC. At the Powys Provincial Eisteddfod held recently, Mrs Margaret Davies, Holford Street, won two prizes (first and second) in the art needlework section. DEATH. Joseph Owen, the sou of Mr and Mrs Joseph Owen, 6 Margaret Street, passed away on Saturday evening last after a brief illness. Deceased was 14 years of age. Much sympathy is felt with the bereaved parents. FOOTBALL MEETING. Mr G. Hicks presided over a meeting of the Aberaman Albions A.F.C. at the Albion Hotel on Friday evening last when Mr David Evans, Jubilee Road, was selected as n, delegate to represent the local team at the annual meeting of the Welsh League at Treharris. It was unanimously carried that a. watch scheme be organised to assist the funds. New players were enrolled. The secre- tarv is Mr Benjamin Kent. 3 Gamblyn Place. ABERAMAN CHORISTERS. A very interesting presentation took place at the residence of Mr J. Lloyd. Hill Street, on Thursday, when Mr Frank Leach, the conductor of the Choristers, presented Mr Lloyd with a gold medal. suitably inscribed, on behalf of the Aberaman choristers, for his kindness in allowing them the use of his house for choir practice. The chairman was Mr James Davies, of Jubilee Road. Several musical items were effectively rendered by members of the choir. Miss M. M. Reece, of Mountain Ash. accompanied. A very pleasant evening concluded with an excellent supper, kindly provided by Mrs Lloyd. DEATH AND INTERMENT. Much sympathy is felt with Mr and Mrs Wil- liam Evans, 6 Gwawr Street, on the death of their only son, Cyril Evans, who passed away on Monday week. The interment took place on Thursday at the Aberdare Cemetery. The officiating minister was the Rev. J. Griffiths, Cal- faria, Aberdare. The appended were- the mourners: -Father; Messrs Roder- ick Rhydderch, Roderick Davies. and John Nicholas, uncles; John Lewis, assistant secretary, Aberaman Co- operative, and John Stephens. Wreathe- were sent by: (1) Miss Ann Roderick, aunt; (2) Aberaman Co-operative hauliers; (3) Mr, Mrs, and Ronald Stephens; (4) Mr, Mrs, and Aneurin Lewis; (5) Hughie Burrows; (6) Mr and Mrs John Jones and family; (7) Mr and Mrs Edward Jones.
CODREAMAN. ADVICE TO THOSE about to take their holidays.—The most useful gar- ments to take with you on account of the unsettled weather are: A smart knitted sport's coat; a smart tailor-made costume; a reliable rainproof or silk oilskin coat. Special show of the above this week at J. M. Evans', Gadlys Road. PREACHING SERVICES. — The vear- ly preaching services of Noddfa Welsh Congregational Church were held on Saturday evening, Sunday, and Monday last. The special preachers were the Revs. D. Jeremy Jones, Cwmllynfell, late of Soar, Mountain Ash, and Fred Jones. B.A.. B.D., Rhvmney. The ser- vices were conducted by the Rev. T. Thomas, pastor. The precentor was Mr Thomas Morris.
A Boon to Ladies! j begs to annoanoe tbat he has opened a Ladies Hair dressing • hCUTT 8aloon at 21 Canon Street, Aberdare, where Ladies can have their Hair Dressed, Cut, Singed and Shampooed by a THOROUGH PRACTICAL LONDON HAIRDRESSER. A Trial Solicited, when the utmost satisfaction is Guaranteed. All kinds of Ornamental Hairwork done on the Premises. Also a Gentlemen's Private Saloon has been added, which will be a Boon to Gentlemen. Note the Address:— The Aberdare Ladies' and Gentlemen's Hairdressing Saloons, 21 CANON STREET, ABERDARE. THE TALK OF THE TOWNI ■V l O r I specialize in these Pictures C* rP&ITl6S. particular Lines. Call and Inspect my Stock. DAVIES. 11, Cardiff Street, ABERDARE (LATE OF 1, HIGH STREET). FURNITURE REMOVALS BY VVILLIAM HILL, CARDIFFASH TEL. 19 The largest Furniture Vans in the District. Well trained men & experienced packers Prepaid Small Advertisements. I Inserted at the following specially low rates One week. 3 wks. (I wks. s. d. s. d. s. d. 16 words 0 6 1 0 1 6 24 0 9 1 6 2 d 32 1 0 2 0 3 0 40 1 3 2 6 3 9 Is 1 e 3 0 4 e These charges apply only to the follow- in«' classes of advertisementsApar rtents, Situations (Vacant or Wanted), To be Let or Sold, Lost or Found, and Miscellaneous Wants. Remittances may be made by Postal Orders or half-penny stamps. If not prepaid double rate will be charged. Advertisement and Publishing. Offices, Cardiff Street, Aberdare. MTUATIONS VACANT. YOUNG Man Wanted for Warehouse. Y -Peglers Stores, Aberdare. FIRI of Cork Importers require JT Ao-ent, connection amongst bot- tlers necessary. Good com^mission paid. -Apply D.L., "Leader" Office. WANTED an Experienced General.- Apply Mrs. Henstone Sturdy, Central Free Library, Seymour Street, Aberdare. WANTED respectable Day Girl for light housework and plain cooking. Easy hours. Good wage for suitable girl. Living in district preferred.—Jacobs, 14 Cardiff Street. DAY Girl wanted (about 16). Moat be fond of children.—Apply 13 Herbert Street, Aberdare. TO LET. I APARTMENTS for one or two respect- able young men Terms moderate.— Apply P., Leader Office. BEDROOM and Sitting-room, or use of Kitohen. — Apply A.E., "Leader" Office. Office. ClITTING-ROOM and Bedroom. Bath S h. and 0.—Apply H.W., "Leader" Office. FURNISHED ROOMS, central.—Apply, A.G.LEADER Office. TWO large Lock-up Shops, best position Main Street. Mountain Ash. Fine frontager, suit any trade. Absolutely the best business premises in town.—Apply, W. J. Bevan, Tanygraig Buildings, Abercynon. BODHYFRYD, Highland Place. — Contains dining and drawing rooms and library; 5 bedrooms; bath, h. and c. Every convenience. Large lawn at rear.—Apply, Davies, Harlech Villa, Aberdare. SITTING-ROOM and bedroom to suit ks one or two gentlemen. Very central.—Apply 82, "Leader" Office. COMFORTABLE Lodgings for one or two respectable men.—Apply, G, "Leader" Office, Aberdare. IMPORTANT TO COW KEEPERS: Excellent grazing land for cattle at Duffryn Dare.—Apply R. H. Miles, and Sons, HAIRDRESSER'S Shop, High St., Aberdare.—Apply Rock Brewery, j APARTMENTS OR BOARD RESI-I dence for one or two gentlemen friends. Bath, hot and cold.—Ap- ply A.B., "Leader" Office. MUSICAL. A pT GUINEA EARN Organ, 21 stops, j rt0 12 sets of reeds, handsome solid | walnut case, with bevelled plate mirror, j Quite new. k26 cash. Exceptional Bai gain- -Harmston and Co., 7 Cardiff St., Aberdare. j OQ GUINEA Cottage Overstrung OO Piano in Rosewood Case (1912 Model). Complete Iron Frame. Tape Check. Overdamper Action. Full Trichord. Special Bargain. Price, R21 cash.—Harmston & Co., Music Stores, j Aberdare. < OA GUINEA Rosewood Piano, Full • yU Iron Frame (new October, 1912). Special. Reduced Price, £ 19 cash.— <j Harmston and Co., Aberdare. f A MASSIVE, Strong Upright Iron Frame. Full Trichord Grand Piano in Walnut Case, Plain Panels, Powerful Tone, as new. Only used for one season's hire. A Real Bargain. £ 20 cash.—Harmston and Co., The Music Dealers, Aberdare. -I O a GUINEA Walnut Upright Piano, with Two Marqueterise Panels. Returned from Hire. Suit Beginner, Easv Touch and Good Tone. Special Cash Price. £ 16.—Harmston and Co., Aberdare. TAKEN in Exchange, a good Walnut Upright Piano by Spencer, Lon- don, in excellent condition. A bright, fvll-toned instrument. Bargain price, J612 cash.—Harmston's Music Saloon, Aberdare. TAKEN in Exchange, Piano by D'Almaine and Co., London. HFalnut Case. Gilt Incised Panel. Carved Truss. Good Tone and Touch, To Clear. A Bargain. £ 10 cash. — Harmston's. Aberdare. HAGGARS TO-NIGHT: ZIGOMAR (PATHE COLOUR). CHAMBER OF TRADE OUTING FILM. NEXT WEEK THE GREAT NORDISK CIRCUS MELODRAMA IN THREE PARTS. KING BAGGOT IN WILKIE COLLINS' FAMOUS NOVEL. MISS MARY PICKFORD (your Biograph Favourite) IN An A.B. Masterpiece. WANTED. GOOD Unfurnished Apartments by \3r married couple. Apply A. D., H Leader" Office. WANTED Second-hand Wagonette in good condition. — Write, stating Srioe, etc., to Puddicombe, 9 Mount Stuart quare, Cardiff. TYPEWRITING. 2d. per folio, JL paper provided. Carbon Copies 3d. each. Prompt attention. Write or send to Typist, 16a Bond Street, Aberdare. FOR SALE. HICKS.-Strong Hardy Chicks, crossed CHICKS.—Strong Hardy Chicks, crossed for killing and laying, 4/6 per dozen.— J. Williams, 8 Cardiff Road, Aberdare. CHICKENs.-First cross bred, 5/- dozen; c six months' old Cockerels, 2/6 each. E. Davies, 13 Trevor Street. AShed with Corrugated Roof. For particulars and price, Apply S. A. Tinney, T. V. R. Coal Wharf, Aberdare. and 59 Pembroke Street, price £ 145 00 each; also 14 Elizabeth Street, price 9220.-Apply T. W. Griffiths, Solicitor, Aberdare. SECOND-HAND Piano, new November. Phillips, Cambridge. Cost 31 guineas, accept £ 18.—Apply, T. A., LEADER Office FOUR Incandescent Gas Lamps for Outside, 3 burners in each, com- plete. with sound globes. Bargain for buyer.—Apply Lennards Ltd., 16 Canon Street, Aberdare. SECOND-HAND TIMBER, suitable k3 for fencing, fowl-houses, and other purposes.—Apply Samuel A. Tinney, Taff Vale Coal Yard (late E. L. Davies), Aberdare. SAWDUST at Is. per sack.-Apply ks Samuel A. Tinney, Taff Vale Wharf, Aberdare. SEMI-DETACHED Villa at Cwm- s aman. Bathroom, hot and cold. Large garden.—H. Evans, Ironmonger, Cwmaman. TWO Four-Wheeled Bread Vans. Float. 3 Flat Carts. Butcher or Baker's Covered Cart. Milk Churns. Cob, Pony, & Harness.—Collyer, Auc- tioneer, Mountain Ash. WALLPAPERS from I id. per roll. Any quantity, large or •mail, tupplied at Wholesale Prices. Our jtook exceeds 250,000 rolls of all classes. Write for patterns stating what class iron require.—(Dept. 147) Barnett WaJl- Co., Ltd., Knott Mill, Manchester MISCELLANEOUS. j BOOK-KEEPING. Complete Corres JD pondence Course Text and Exercise Books supplied. Terms strictly moderate, payable your convenience. Coaching until successful for any Examination.— Particulars, W. D. Jackson. A.I.S.A., Alderman's House. Bishopsgate, London, EC. TRADESMEN'S Books written up JL and accounts rendered by compe- tent clerk in spare time. Aberdare and District.—Apply, T.B., "Leader" Office. Ladles, Read This. ADVICE FREE for Stamp.— Mrs M. Stewart's famous Female Remedy never falls. Address—9, Ouinea-st, Bristol. r- 19-1, OOK!) I I I -i V COME AND HAVE AN ICE 1 AT O' MILES' RESTAURANT, 2 Canon Street, Aberdare. DURIN'G the Summer Months we specialise in the production of Ices and other hot weather dainties. We suggest you make a point of always coming here when requiring | light refreshments. Our service is sure to meet I with your entire approval. I .J Mountain Ash Carnival. Tenders for It afresh ments, etc. THE Mountain Ash Tradesmen's Associ ation invite Tenders lor the righti of supplying Refreshments, etc., at the Duffryn Grove on the occasion of tne Carnival and Fete, which is to be held on Thursday, July 10th next. Separate Tenders are asked for the following:- Refreshments, Fruit Stalls, and Ice Cream Vendors. Tenders to be endorsed, and addressed to the Secretary :— Mr. THOS. J. EDMUNDS (Solicitor), Mountain Ash, not later than Tuesday. July 1st. acf(t J\btdltt Jat With which is incorporated the "Aberdare Times." Established 1861. Tel., 136. CIRCULATING THROUGHOUT THE ABERDARE AND MOUNTAIN ASH DISTRICTS, YNYSYBWL, GLYN NEATH, AND MERTHYR & RHONDDA VALLEY8 SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 1913.
"Approaches Manslaughter." INQUEST ON NANTMELYN WORK- MAN. WITNESS SEVERELY ADMON- ISHED BY CORONER. Before Mr R. J. Rhys, coroner, on Fri- day, an inquest was held at the Tre- cynon Police Station touching the death of James Davies, Mill Street, who met his death at Nantmelyn Colliery on Tuesday, the 17th inst., through being run over by a journey of trams. John Davies, father, identified. He said that his son was a rope-runner by occupation, and was 23 years of age, and a single man. Witness worked in the same pit as his son, but not in the same district. John Oliver stated that he was a fire- man in the district where the deceased was employed, which was called "Port Talbot." When the accident happened witness was in the pumping-house. He noticed six empty trams rushing past, and stopped ten yards away. There was no rope attached. He came across the body of the deceased between two roads. There was life in him, but he died with- in 15 minutes. In his opinion the trams knocked him down. The trams came from the top parting about 150 yards from where the accident occurred. Thomas Williams (18), a collier, said that on the day of the accident he was asked to work on the parting as a shackler. He was well used to the work. Just before the accident occurred he opened the stop-block, and started the empties. The runner, Geo. Thomas, was on the parting with him, but witness did not have a signal to start the empties. Coroner: Wouldn't it have been wiser to have had some kind of communication by shouting or something? See what you've done; it was a terrible mistake. A life has been lost through you not understanding your work. Witness We usually shout. Coroner: Was this the last journey?— No; there were to have been two more. Coroner: Whose work is it to detach and attach the rope?—We, the runner and myself, work through and through. Witness usually attached the rope. Mr G. Davies, Inspector of Klines: Were the trams resting on the stop- block? Witness: No, it was necessary to push the leading trams about four yards. Coroner: It is easy to be wise after an accident, but you shouldn't have been so careless. Edward Pugh, MJh., manager of Nantmelyn Colliery. produced the plans. He said there was a .run of about 180 yards, and it steeped a part of the way 6-inches in the yard. The rope had to be detached from the full journey and hitched on to the empty journey. Coroner: Whose duty is it to change the ropes? Witness: The runner's duty. Coroner: This is a serious case. The runner ought to be here as a witness. Where does he live ? Witness: Aberdare. Williams was only a spare hand. but he understood the work. He had been at the job be- fore. On that day he was deputising L. Williams, the usual shackler. Coroner: The shackler is not sup- posed to touch trams until runner calls "Right"?—No. Coroner: Who gives instructions to the shacklers?—The overman tells them their duties, and then they are left alone. Coroner: This is a serious case, and att, the lowest it is a case of gross care- lessness, sending a journey of trams over the brow of a steep incline without first seeing that the rope was hitched. T shall have to adjourn the inquest, and have the runner here as a witness. H.M. Inspector. It is clear that the bov (lid not know his duty. The inquest was then adjourned until Tuesday afternoon. On Tuesday afternoon George Thomas was called, find said that he was a rope- runner pinnloved in the Port Talbot" district. Two usually worked on the double parting, L..Tones being his re- "iilar partner. Witness' work was de- taching and attaching ropes from the full journeys to the empty journeys. His partner's dntv was to see to the stop-blocks and shackles. Tt was necessary to give the leading trains a nush to get them over the brow. Wit- ness always changed the rones. Coroiier: The boy Williams stated that vou worked through and through, and that he often changed the ropes. Is 1 hat so? Witness: He didn't, sir. Coroner: Verv well: the other wit- ness said different. How long does it t ike you to change the ropes?—About three minutes. Coroner: On this occasion were you < longer than usual?—The rope was at- tached to the full journey. Coroner: So he sent the ofnpties away before you were ready?—Yes. w a that the first time for Williams to take this job on?—No. This was the third or fourth time. Coroner: He ought to have known his work better. Was this the last journey? —No. Coroner: The witness Williams said at the previous enquiry, The runner and I work through and through." Is this a fact?—Never. Coroner: Had he been careful previous to the accident?- Yes. Have you known a run like this be- fore?—No. H.M. Inspector: Was there anybody present at the time of the accident?— The under-manager was present. Did vou have a conversation with him ? —No. Then Williams couldn't have mistaken your conversation for a signal that you were ready?—No. Did L. Jones, your regular partner, ever change the ropes?—No, never. Coroner: Well, Williams, what have you got to say? Williams: No, sir, it is not my work to change the ropes. I am sorry I said so at the previous inquiry. I never have changed the ropes. Coroner: It is better for you to tell the truth, that is why I called this second meeting. It would be better for you to think more. H.M. Inspector: You know that at the last meeting you said that you worked through and through. William, Yes, I did say so, but I meant we were working together. Coroner: That's not through and through. Inspector: I have on my minutes that you said that you had hitched the rope on the journey before this one. Williams No, sir, I didn't say so. Inspector: The jury can decide that. Coroner: This boy had a duty to do, and he failed to do that duty. It is a most serious question. We can quite understand an error of judgment, such as when a collier omits placing a post under the roof where there is no room, but the conduct of this boy is much more serious. It is something more than an accident or an error of judgment- it approaches manslaughter. Thomas Williams deserves to be severely cen- sured. A loss of life is a serious thing, and wouldn't have happened had the work been carried on properly. The jury concurred, and passed that the witness Williams should b severely censured for his act of carelessness. The Coroner, in censuring Williams, remarked that he had made a serious blunder; a life had been lost through his carelessness. He could be thankful that he was not sent for trial for man- slaughter. THE INTERMENT. The funeral of James Davies took place on Saturday last at, the Old Cemetery. The Rev. J. Morgan, Bryn Seion, officiated. Floral tributes were sent by: (1) Miss Martha Hughes; (2) Messrs James Walters and John George, friends; (3) Mr Willie Morris, friend. The mourners were: Mr and Mrs John Davies, father and mother; Mr and Mrs Thomas John Morris, sister and brother- in-law; Mr and Mrs Thomas Davies, brother and sister-in-law; Miss Mary Davies, sister; Mrs Elizabeth Enoch, sister; Miss Martha Hughes; Mrs Maggie Jones, Dowlais; Mr Morgan Davies; Mrs Jones and son, Mountain Ash; Mr and Mrs Arthur Jones, cousins. The bearers were: Messrs James Wal- ters, Charlie Watts, John George, Isaac Davies, William Morris, Lewis William Jones. The members of the Bristol and West of England (Society, of which de- ceased was a member, turned out in large numbers.
Aberdare Education Committee. On Wednesday, June 25, Mr. T. Wal- ter Williams in the chair during the hist part of the proceedings, and Mr. George Powell (vice-chairman) during the latter portion. The other members present were: Mrs. Davies, Messrs. J. 0. George, L. N. Williams, J.P., John Howell, Illtyd Hopkins, David Davies, Win. Roes, \V. Thomas, D. Jackson Thomas, Idwal Thomas, A. P. Jones. Ogwen Williams, with Mr. T. Botting I (Director), and Mr. T. D. Jones (Assist. Director).
Doctors to be Black-listed. Drastic Action Suggested by Mr. T. Walter Williams. The Attendance Committee reported as follows —"Epidemic of Measles: Mr Miles reported that the attendance at the Aberaman Hoys' and Girls' and the Cwmbach Church Mixed Schools was very seriously affected by the non-at- tendance of pupils from homes in which the younger children were suffering from measles. No action was taken in the matter." Mr. T. Walter Williams said that there wis a Conflict of opinion between the Schools Medical Odicer (Dr. Powell) and the outside doctors, as to whether children from houses where there were cases of measles, should attend school. Dr. Powell thought they could, while the private doctors had issued certifi- cates exempting them from school. The best thing to do was to summon those children and let the magistrates decide. It would be a good plan if the doctors agreed to refuse to grant certificates, as Dr. Banks had done. He (Mr Williams) was of opinion that those doctors who issued certificates without seeing the children should be placed on a bjack list, and their names published and held up to obliquv. He moved that sum- monses be issued against the children whose names were discussed in com- mittee, for in the opinion of their OWIA doctor there would he no danger in their attending school.—Mr. A. P. Jones: Do you say that when the younger children are down with measles, the older chil- dren in those houses should attend school—Mr. T. W. Williams: Our doc- tor say they can.—Mr. D. J. Thomas said it was a very serious thing to sug- gest the black-listing of doctors. He did not think the Aberaman doctors gave certificates without first seeing the children.—Mr. T. W. Williams: I can assure you the loss of grants is a ser- ious matter.—Mrs. Davies seconded Mr T. W. Williams' motion, and remarked that it was full time to settle the mat- tec once and for all.-—Mr. L. N. Wil- liams asked for Dr. Prichard's opin- ion. Dr. Prichard said the education authorities had issued a circular stating that children from affected houses could attend school. Some doctors might disagree with it. Personally he agreed with the terms of the circular.— Mr. W. Thomas observed that Mr. T. Walter Williams had used very unfor- tunate terms when he suggested black- listing them. It would be a serious thing if an epidemic occurred. He would like to know on what data the attendance committee had decided not to take action. They must have fully discussed the matter, and acted in the best interest of all concerned. He would like more evidence before treating the medical profession in that manner. Dr. Banks might be an affluent man who could act as Mr. Williams said, but there were other doctors who would not care to follow the same procedure. He proposed that a full committee deal with it.—Mr. Idwal Thomas seconded.—Mr. W. Rees pointed out that there were some schools closed to-day owing to an epidemic of measles, and it was a cur- ious attitude to take to force children from affected houses to attend schools. He supported Mr. Thomas' amendment. —Mr. Geo. PoWell said it would be better for the committee to be cautious in preventing the spread of disease rather than try to increase the attend- ances. It was quite true that doctors gave certificates in a haphazard fashion. That could easily be proved.—Mr. Ill- tyd Hopkins and Mrs. Davies continued the discussion, after which it was de- cided by 12 to 3 to adopt Mr. W. Thomas' amendment. Appointments Ad Infinitum. The Schools Medical Committee's report contained the following: "The question of providing assistance for the school dentist was further discussed, and it was recommended that a female assist- ant be engaged to help the dentist at the Clinic during the treatment of patients, and that she be paid per at- tendance thereat."—Mr. W. Rees said he had previously opposed a like recom- mendation, and he was still of the same opinion. He believed the appointment was quite unnecessary, and it was time to study a little economy. He moved that the appointment be deferred for the present.—Mr. D. J. Thomas second- ed, and remarked that the ratepayers were over-burdened already. Mr. D. Davies agreed, adcTIng that they were creating offices all the time, and he did not know where they were going to stop. —-Mrs. "Davies supported the recom- mendation, and gave her reasons why the appointment was necessary. Mr. Wr. Rees' motion carried by 7 to 6.—Mr T. W. Williams: This is what we call see-saw. Postponing the Erection of Schools. -fr. D. LI. Griffiths (clerk) reported that it would be necessary to give the tenants of Gadlys Gardens six months' notice on Aug. 2nd next if they wanted the site for the erection of a school next year. If notices were not served oa that date the site would not be available until February 2, 1915.-Mi-. T W. Williams moved that the com- mittee take no action at present. They were not justified in incurring any capi- tal expenditure in the face of the re- duction of grants. He was afraid that without erecting any new schools the education rate would go up 5d. or (id. next time. He deplored the over- crowding at schools, but it was an in- justice to the ratepayers to incur fresh capital outlay.—Mr. L. N. Williams seconded.—Mr. Geo. Powell thought that Mr. T. W. Williams Was terroris- ing the ratepayers. He (Mr. Powell) predicted a reduction in the education rate.—Mr. T. W. Williams' motion was carried. Mentally Deficient Children It was resolved to hire Nazareth Vestry, Aber- dare, at £35 per annum as a school for mentally deficient children, two mem- bers dissenting.—Mr. Ogwen Williams opposed the motion, and remarked that a chapel vestry was thoroughly unsuit- able.—^Vlrs. Davies said they would be making a start by adopting this pro- posal. At present those defective chi!- dren were mixed with other children in the Elementary Schools.—The Chair- man (Mr. Powell) and the Director strongly supported the motion. Conferences.—Mrs. Davies and the Director gave reports of conferences which they had attended, and on the motion of Mr. T. W. Williams, second- ed by Mr. John Howell, they were hear- tily thanked.
CWMBACH. INTERMENT. The interment of the late Mr David James Davies, 4 Bethuel Row. whose death occurred on Wednesday week, took place at the Aberdare Cemetery on Saturday last. The Rev. R. H. Davies, B.A., officiated. The following were the mourners:- First coach. Mrs Jane Davies, mother; Miss Edith Davie. sister; Mrs Eleanor Jones, Mrs Sarah Evans, Mrs Joshua Davies, aunts; Mrs Jenny Richards, Master Latimer Williams, cousins; 2nd coach, Mrs Catherine A. Jones, Mrs S. J. Griffiths, Mountain Ash; Mrs Edith Williams. Mrs Annie Wilcox. Mrs Nellie Russell, Miss M. J. Davies, cousins; 3rd coach, Mrs Mary Evans, Mrs Catherine Jones, Mrs Mary J. Evans. Miss Sarah Evans, cousins; 4th coach, Mr John Jones and Mrs Maria TTiomas, Aberaman; Mrs M. E. Davies, Aberdare; Misses Sarah Jane and Eizabe £ h Ann Jones; Mr John C. Evans, cousins; 5th, coach, Mrs Williams. Mrs Davies, Mrs Grist, friends. Following the hearse were: Messrs Joshua Davies, brother; Grist, friends. Following the hearse were: Messrs Joshua Davies, brother; Joshua Davies, uncle; James Jones, John Jones, Edward Evans, Thomas Evans, Willie Jone8, John E. Evans, Swansea; W. S. Jtmes, David Edmund Williams, David William Wilcox, H. J. Russell, Thomas Edmund Williams, 0 Willie Evans, James Jones, cousins. Wreaths were given by: (1) Friends at Cwmbach: (2) friends at Cwmaman; (3) Mr and Mrs T. J. Edwards; (4) Mr and Mrs Morgan Thomas; (5) Mrs Edwards. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr F. D. E. George, Aberdare.
CWMAMAN. SPRING CLEANING.—Finest stock of All kinds of paints, wallpapers, and furnishes. The cheapest place.—Emrya Evans, Victoria Square. NEW CINEMA. An up-to-date Cinema, after the latest London style will he shortly. erected on St. David's Square. The promoters are a number of gentlemen from Cardiff. SERVICES. On Sunday anniversary services were held at Trinity English Baptist Church. There were large con- • gregations throughout the day. The morning service was presided over by Mrs Broad, when recitations were given by Gwen Rowe, Annie Jane Bowden. Kate Owen, and Doris Tunky. Solo, Miss Kedward. Recitation, Willie Broad. Solo. Ellen M. Russell. Recita- tions. Ivy M. Morgan, Minnie Broad,. Gladys Bowden, and Ernest Broad. An address was given by the pastor, the Rev. M. J. Thomas. Mr S. Harwood presided at the afternoon service, the following taking part:— Qwen Rowe, Doris Tunky, Ernest Broad, Annie J. Bowden. Charles Whatley, Minnie Broad, Sally Jones. Bertha Edwards, Miss Morgan, Abercwmboi; Blodwen Phillips, Daisy Davies, Aberaman; Emily Morgan, Alex Vater, George Williams, T. D. Davies, Aberdare; R. C. Beynon. Gladys Bow- den, Maggie Rowe. In the evening the pastor presided, when a service of song, entitled "The Shepherd King," was- given by the Sunday School scholars.
ABERCWMBOI. NOW IS. THE TIME to f5 the best election of wallpapers in town. Won- derfully cheap. Also paints, varnishes, )ils, etc.-Emrys Evans, Aberdare. CHORAL. A strong committee has been formed in support of Mr J. Eiddig Davies' Boys' Prize Choir, who intend competing at the National at Aber- gavenny. Mr Henry Williams has been appointed chairman; Mr W. R. Ward, treasurer, and Mr Robert J. Evans. secretary. It has been decided to form a girls' choir in the place. Mr D. L. Evans. Mostyn Street, was appointed conductor. This choir will compete at Abercynon Eisteddfod in September. HALL AND LIBRARY. On Monday ni»ht last another meeting in connection with the above was held at Bethesda. Vestry. Mr Richard Williams presided. H., explained that the object was to dis- cuss the drafted constitution of the new hall and library. After some dis- cussion the constitution was adopted. One important item in the rules is that there must be 50 guarantors, and that each guarantor must be a member of the committee. We learn that some of the committee-men will resign rather than be guarantors.
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family in their sad bereavement, and with Mrs. Griffiths (President), who is from home owing to her sister's illness. An open-air meeting was held at 6 p.m., and a public meeting at 6.45, pre- sided over by the Lady High Constable (Mrs. R. H. Miles), and supported by the Rev. J. Jones. Prayer was offered b\* Mrs. Kevill, and a Bible reading by Mrs. (Rev.) J. Morgan. The President gave a short address, and a duet was sung by Miss Stephens and Mrs. Watts, "The Beautiful Land." The Rev. J. Jcnes, Cwmdare, referred to the suffer- ing and cruelty caused by the demon drink. Sister Lily next" spoke. She impressed the fact that all men and women had their part to play in life, and urged fathers and mothers to do their share because they had the power. Mrs. Griffith George proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the speakers, and to Mrs. Miles. Mrs. Morgan seconded. The officers and members of the com- mittee sincerely thank all friends who so readily and generously helped with money, parcels, and in other various ways to raise funds to carry on the work.