Aberdare Valley Golf Club. i.- nf the above At the 5th annual £ tn^,vamPionship club on May 21-23, the Powell, fchield was won by Mr. J • • L]eweiyn the runnsr-up being Mr. vv The Morgan, over a course ot Mrs. Ladies' May Cup was won J Mrs. Gregor, the runner-up )oei \jorgan Finney. Mr. W. Llewelyn. Bau) (Playing with the Challenger G°i won the Lord Aberdare cOT the and in. the qualifying round ffround championship broke the amateur 8 record in 75 strokes, the previous record having -been held by Mr. A- »• q1w^ The S" Ctdbtoteted bJ,t Gwilym A. Evans, J.P High. Constaoie •f Miskin Higher. Results: „ Championship: 1, J. s. po^ell, -na, W. LI. Morgan. „ Easter Cup: 1, W. LI. Morga"; «• J. Parrv. 0 v May Cup: Mrs. Gregor; Hrs- Glen's Drivinft: 1, R. D. Williams; 2nd, J. S. Powell. W Q Thomas Men's Foursomes: Ll. Mor- and W. H. Williams and W. Ll. Mor- gan and G. J. Parry, a tie. Mens Approaching: 1, W "• 2,lSdies' Dri^Sj: 1, Mrs. Gregor; 2, *& £ IS5K-. 1. 2*. G. Thomas; 2, Miss D. Morgan and A. O. Marnier. ,r. -pjfo. o Ladies' Approaching: 1, Miss -■ Miss D. Morgan. „ Men's Stroke: 1, R. D. Williams; 2, W. H. Williams. t. 0 Ladies' stroke: 1, Miss Miss B. Griffiths and Mise D. Morgan, a tie.
Scraps. BY "THE SCRIBE." Aberdare does not forget its retiring peace custodians. In the window of Mr Harris' Triumph Studio in Station St. one may see an excellent portrait of P.S. Panniers, late of Abernant, Cwm- bach and Cwmaman, which is to be I given to him on entering the well- I earned rest that remaineth to the sons of the Force. In the wiaAow of Messrs. Hodges, clothiers, may also be seen an elegantly framed address which is to be given to ox-Sergeant D. O. DaN-les, another Aberdare officer who has abandoned the strenuous life for the Order of the Sons of Rest. "D.O." was a prominent and burly figures in the public life of the town, and in the ad- dress in question he is appropriately shown in the midst of views from the scene of his former sphere of labour, including two churches and a school. | but no police station. This work of art j has been very well executed by Iwan Goch. May v the retired sergeant's shadow never grow less. It cannot pos- sibly grow larger. And may our friend Panniers in his seclusion continue to draw on the joys of horticulture. "Who is to rule. King George or King Carson?" was the legend that secured considerable prominence in the announcements of the Liberal meeting in Merthyr on Friday. Perhaps the "Pretender" himself will have some- thing to say on this subject when he comes to Mountain Ash. Amongst many attractive features the Cyfarthfa Park in Merthyr has one that is detractive. Wherever you go v ou are confronted with the ominous warning, Keep off the grass." In the Aberdare public park there is no such warning. By the way, Merthyr is substituting wooden blocks for the granite sets on the tramway. And while it is being done tramway traffic has to be suspend- ed on that portion of the route that vndergoes renewal. Portions of the Aberdare tramway are being relaid too, but with granite blocks. How long are the wooden blocks to be the monopoly of the Coun- cil Chamber environment r Mr D. A. Thomas, former M.P. for the Merthyr and Aberdare Boroughs, is now seeking fresh worlds—not political but industrial-to conquer. He is floating a three and a half million scheme with the object of developing the coal-mining industry ou the other side of the Atlantic. It appears that Llwydcoed is the only place in the Aberdare district that gives serious consideration to its Imperial obligations. At least it is the only plaoe where Empire Day is observed. Owing to the 24th of May falling on a Sunday this year. Saturday was given t) the Empire. Aberdare miners who earn their daily 4iread at-Jiwllfti will find the new plat- form at the Bridgend Halt of the T.V.R. a boon and a blessing. Hence- forth mounting and dismounting the coaches will be a far easier task than under the old dispensation. This level- ling up process should become more gen- eral. The main streets of Aberdare are now very well lit. How we are pro- gressing! It is but a few years since we were at the mercy of the moon- faint and fickle illuminant—in the mat- ter of street lighting. This moonstruck policy has now been abandoned and His Lunar Majesty may turn hi beaming attention to more benighted districts. Go on, merry councillors, shedding sweetness and light. How is it that in Aberdare there are no seats by the wayside Is it because the public park is so well endowed in respect of places of rest for the weary? But it would be well to provide a few on the main roads, too, especially Hir- wain Road. I The Welsh drama is amongst us "on appro," as the business people say. The National Movement is on its trial at Aberaman this week. This visit is a part of the programme of Lord Howard do Walden's Company. On Monday night, at the Aberaman Hall, Mr J. O. Francis's "Change" had a magnificent reception by a very good house. On Tuesday night Mr D. T. Davies's Ephraim Harris was played. to a very meagre attendance. It ap- pears that the reason for this is that "Change," although depicting Welsh life, expressing Welsh sentiments and breathing Welsh ideals and aspir- ations, is written in English, whereas Ephraim is a Welsh speaking Cymro. Now this involves an importz ant issue concerning the fate of Welsh stagecraft. Is the Welsh speaking drama going to be a failure."1 Is the story of Wales to be told in the Cymric tongue or in Sassenach accents? Is the message that Wales has to deliver to the world by means of the stage to be given in the language of Llewelyn or in that of his conquerors? Let us face this issue boldly. Patriotic critics may carp and national enthusiasts may wax eloquent, but public opinion has to de- cide this matter in the end. At the girdle of Vox Populi hangs the keys of life and death of every such movement. It appears that Aberaman has already given its verdict on the fate of the Welsh drama. We will "wait and see" what the remainder of Wales has to say.
Other Sheep. The cogrowth of good and evil has al- ways been very apparent to the theologians and religious men in gen- eral. But another growth more recent- ly discovered was almost unknown to the Churches. And yet there is noth- ing more conspicuous to-day than the great church entirely immune from the governing influence of Anglican and Roman Churches, or the varied Non- conformist Connexions. It is a Church unknown to the priest and I preacher. It is certainly the bye pro- duct of Christianity, for in the Christ- ian countries the influence of Christ- ianity is, though seemingly impercepti- ble, like the leaven, certain though mysterious in diffusing good. Many can recall how the indifferent and total abtainer from church or chapel inter- I est has astonished them by an act I worthy of the most saintly and ortho- dox member of the recognised Christian Church. Lately a workman was re- lating his experience in 1879. He was a stone mason, and well he remembers how the ordinary workman had to fight adverse circumstances. There was no demand for labour. His pastor one evening sadly asked him how he fared. Like most of his fellow tradesmen he confessed it was an awful struggle to exist. Humanly the pastor said that while he possessed a loaf half would be his-the mason. The mason's wife was an exceedingly industrious woman. I The pastor had sheltered a niece whose mother and his sister-in-law was re- cently buried. The pastor rescued the little girl, and found her a better home from home. Being the only child in her new home she was adored. One day the pastor's wife called upon the mason's wife, and asked her to knit a particularly defined pair of hose for her real idol. The order was executed promptly and delivered by the mason's daughter. For this particular order the charge was thirteenpence. Some will not tolerate thirteen. True to the tradition, the pastor's wife declared that she had never paid more than a shilling, but paid thirteen pence and protested. Though dismayed the mason's wife sent her little girl with the fateful penny back. The penny was received, and peace with honour reigned supreme. But the mason could not forget the phantom vow of the half loaf. He and his wife had been giving the financial situation long consideration, but, to relieve the monotony, he lit his pipe, and went to the door. As ever, he thought he had jumped from the hob to the fire, for who was making his way for his then unhappy domicile but the landlord. Guilty and shameful he was tempted to close the door for he could not answer the landlord and inspire in him or him- self hope. Three months was he in arrears, with no more current cash than the shilling his wife had so well earned. The landlord came to the door and the tenant's courage had already fled. He told the state of his fin- ances, and before he could wind the sorrowful confession satisfactorily to himself the old landlord bade him hush. He never expected anything, and, with tears in his eyes, he also confessed that little of the current coin of the realm did he possess. Had he any, he would gladly have handed it to his soli- tary tenant. But he desired the mason to take charge of a valuable watch and make what use he could of it, but not to trouble about the arrears that were, or that would be, until tie wheels of commerce again commenced whirling as they had been wont to. Tears of joy trickled from the mason's eyes, though he sternly refused the plate. For hours he tossed the grudged penny and the watch in his thought. The old landlord had only two cottages; the one he tenanted, and the other he rented. He never went on Sunday to any place of worship, and yet he was the noblest Christian the mason knew in the days of his ad- versity. That half loaf promise was a phantom, that vanished. A penny was calculated there,—an earned pen- ny. The workman's hire was in peril there. In 1879 the mason was con- vinced that the "world," as he under- stood it, was yet a better world than I he credited it to be. Samaritans and t Romans oft disappoint one. Truly there is another fold and other sheep. That 1879 was a remarkable year if you I would only listep to the mason. A miner friend, hailing from the country, the same rural district as him- self, as he understood the word country, lost a child. Like the mason the miner had considerably altered the census calculation. To bury this child was a financial perplexity. The miner was a faithful member*of the same flock as the mason. The afternoon the child died there was no move made to- wards the legal disposal of the body. It was spent in profound financial medi- tation. At dusk there was a knock at the door, and the miner went to see who knocked. To his surprise there stood a well-known local publican. Never would he fathom the mystery of that presence. Being himself a total abstainer, and not being a member of a single lodge having tenancy under this publican's roof, it was a mystery why the publican stood there. But the publican took the initiative and in- formed the bereft father why he came at dusk to his door. He knew that work was scarce and that he had a large family. Alas, no consoling in- formation was this to the miner. But he also kneiw ho was an industrious and thoroughly good-living miner. For that reason he believed he was worthy of consideration. He- offered to bear the expense of burial and allow him the time he wished to repay him. He also charged him not to dream of patronis- ing his bar for the kindness. There e was not a workman in the congregation of his chapel he could ask for help, but not a soul that he could have hoped to succour him offered to do so, and the minister received the fee that the pub- lican had found. The mason and miner J both have related the incidents when similar circumstances have occurred. ( After 1879, and cottages had become sought for, a very important and well- known deacon and Guardian was the, landlord of a verv melancholic widower. His tenant had'lost heart, for as he said his heart was buried with his wife. ] Hitherto the old man had been very happy, but the dissolution of party had accelerated senility. He became ] a pauper, and like most paupers dis- covered that the relief was very inade- quate to his needs. Some friends in- terfered and succeeded in having the Guardian and landlord to take charge of the case, which he did, with the re- sult that the relief was sixpence more per week. But the disheartened old pauper never benefited by the extra re- lief for immediately the rent was ad- vanced two shillings per month. This was poor medicine for melancholia. 1 Someone told an old friend of the i pauper what had happened. This friend had been the old pauper's col- lier's boy. The old pauper was his first master. Twm was a hard worker and hard drinker. Twm was anything but J religious, yet his heart of hearts was moved, and everv fortnight after the pay, full of merriment and beer, he would call on his way home to see his old master and plant a shilling and a pennyworth of mints for Sunday con- sumption on the table. Even while Twm was prostrate abed in conse- quence of a fractured leg the shilling nd mints were there every fortnight. How we hate the corpulent heartless Deacon and Guardian, and can we not love Twm as one of the other sheep? An exceptionally successful Lay Missioner said he loved dearly the harlot and the drunkard, not the sin of either, and he prayed God that the miser liked the church less. The har- lot and drunkard represent the arable ground, but the miser the arid sandy plain and the "dead sea" of humanity. Alike we love the pearls though we dis- count the dross and mud of surround- ing. As Byron "loved not man the less but nature more" so be it said of c recognised and organised religion and virtue. Ready always, and may we yearn To seek the truth where'er 'tis found, On heathen or on Christian ground." JOHN JONES.
I.O.G.T. at Aberdare. FORTHCOMING GRAND LODGE SESSION. The most distinguished visitor to the forthcoming Grand Lodge Session of I.O.G.T. (Wales) at Aberdare on Juae 29 and 30 and July 1 and 2 is the Grand Chief Templar of England, Bro. Joseph W. Hopkins, I.S.J.W., P.G., S.J.W. Bro. Hopkins joined the Order in 1873, so has seen 11 years of service. He was a Charter member of the War- minster Dawn of Hope Ixjdge, Wilt- shire, becoming L.D. and S.J. Temple. In March, 1874, he returned to his na- tive county (Gloucester), taking charge of a school at Moreton in Marsh, where, there being temperance organisations, he set to work and infused temperance zeal, so that in two or three years there were about a dozen lodges and temples in a radius of some eight miles. His abilities and zeal were recognised by the district which he served successively as D.S.J.W., D.Coun., and D.C.T. for a dozen years. Grand Lodge Session, 1893 and 1909, at Gloucester found the j I I BRO. SHIPPOBOTHAM. subject of our sketch the chairman of the Reception Committee. In 1876 at Grand Lodge Session at Newcastle-on- Tyne Bro. Hopkins first attended and has with two exceptions attended each G.L. since. Installed as Grand Messenger at Southampton in 1881, he was at Plymouth in 1898 first elected to the office of G.S.J.W., and has every year been re-elected till this year, when he became Chief. Bro. Hopkins has combined the business of the Order with holidays, having visited Boston, Stock- holm, Belfast, Washington, Hamburg, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Hun- gary, Austria, Poland, Roumania, and Italy. He is the author of a G.T. Text Book and compiled the Templar Hymnal and Tune Book. He also occupies positions in the Gloucester Sunday School Union, Free Churches Council, Lay Preachers' Association, District Temperance Association, County Teach- ers' Association, Band of Hope Union, and Education Committee, while he was for some years a member of the Glou- cester City Council. Bro. Shippobotham is the G.S.J.Work for Ireland, and has done yeoman service for Juvenile Templary in Ireland. He is a man of intense earnestness, and what he lacks in volubility he makes up in organising capabilities, and is just the right man in the right place. His visit to the Grand Lodge Session is looked forward to with interest.
Funeral of Mrs Baker, Aberdare. The mortal remains of the late Mrs. Elizabeth, Baker (fruiterer), Canon Street, Aberdare, were laid to rest at the Public Cemetery on Friday afternoon last amidst tokens of great 8°rrc? respect. The Rev. Dr. Green (vicar) officiated at the house and The chief mourners were:. Me^: Henry, Albert, and Fred Williams. and F. G. Burge, nephews; Mr. Baker, Cardiff, brother-in-law Messrs. T? C Williams, W. Daniel, T. Williams, Abern^nt! aTd Mr. Rees Williams so- licitor. The bearers were: Messrs iu- tyd Williams, E. Halewood, W. Jtt. Tremellen, E. Parr, R. Grace, and *al- ter Shannon. Amongst those the cortetre were: Messrs. J. A. Lvans, -^fen Wyk? Ben Evans, J. D Thomas, soha- tor; G. Bracchi, G F. tor; G. Bracchi, G. F. C-pton, Tom Thomas, tailor; W- David Phillips, W. K. Th° &» H. Templeman, Morgan Parr, g. wu liams, and Joe Shannon Wrea^ and sprays were sent by the foJlowing. Harry and Fannv (harp), Miss Wil- liams, Fred and Lucj Williams, Bute Villa (cross); Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Maendy Place (cross); Misses May, Florrie, and Enid Williams (spray): Mr. F. G. and Miss Burge (wreath); Mr. Mrs. and the Misses Williams, Abernant (cross); Mr. and Mrs. W. M^r! and (wreath). beautiful florai Treseder, Cardiff, sent a '"inscribed the cushion, upon which was words At Rest."
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