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PROVIDED, and it is of the essence of this Contract and a condition precedent to any liability on the part of the Cor- poration: -(1) That the person so killed or fatally injured is the bona-fide owner of Twelve Coupons, bearing the date of each of the Twelve weeks immediately preceding the accident which resulted fatally; (2) That prior to the accident for which the claim is made, his or her usual signature and address shall have I -,on written in ink or pencil in the spaces pro- vided below; (3) That written notice of death or injury be given to the Empire Guarantee and Insurance Corporation, Ltd., 247, West George Street, Glasgow, a.s soon as possible, but within Seven days of the accident; (4) That full particulars of the Accident, a copy of the Certificate of Registration of Death, and the Coupons under which the Claim is made be fur- nished by the person claiming, upon request of the same by the Corporation; and (5) That Compensation will not be paid to the extent of more than £20 in respect of the death of any one holder of Coupons. In erder to extend the Insurance Benefit to New Readers of THE RHONDDA LEADER, MAESTEG, GARW, AND OGMORE TELEGRAPH," the Corporation will pay £5 in reepect of Three duly signed Coupons for the Three consecutive weeks imme- diately preceding the date of the acci- dent, or £ iO in respect of Six duly signed Coupons for the Six consecutive weeks immediately preceding the dace of the accident, sub- ject always to the limits, terms and con- ditions above-mentioned. Signature Address Saturday, November 6, 1909. What Still Suffering P Why don't you go to J AMES' 42, Charles St., Cardiff, and learn the benefits to be derived from taking Radiant Heat, Turkish and Electric Baths. They are the best and most convenient baths in South Wales. Open daily for ladies and gentlemen. 3968 WILLIAMS' (PONTARDAWE) WORM LOZENGES. For over Fifty Years this highly valuable Remedy has met with the greatest success. The effect upon Weak, Delicate Children (often given up as incurable), is like Magic. 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Letters to the Editor. --+- Letters on any subject of public interest are cordially invited. The insertion of a letter does not necessarily mean that the Editor agrees with the views ex- pressed therein. Correspondents should write on one side of the paper only, and no letter will be published unless the writer sends his name and address, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarante eof good faith.
The Incorporation of the Rhondda. To the Editor of the Rhondda Leader." Sir,—Your correspondents, Corporus and Sonej seem to have been so un- timely aroused from their slumber that the former has. Latinised his name, whilst the latter has reversed the lettering of his very common surname. My letter was an honest attempt to arouse the Rhondda ratepayers from their lethargy to realise the danger of being involved in the reck- less expenditure of their money for no other purpose than to please the whimsical fancies of men who totally disregard the true interests of the already over-burdened ratepayers. If the anticipated battle for the site of the Borough Offices will ever occur,■ ic is then that the motives of. these people will be known. It is almost in the order of things that every quack remedy, however worthless, will surely command some people to re- commend its supposed benefits. It is the same in the political world, and in the local administration of our country's laws you will get certain faddists to propound an idea which, they assert, will mean the end of all political and moral ills, and such will enlist the support of many. The Rholldda ratepayers should beware of this quackery element and its proposed cure for our local disabilities. If a Charter of Incorporation were needed for the benefit of the general ratepayer, our worthy Clerk, Mr. W. P. Nicholas, would have pointed out such a fact in other cases than in those paltry Or dens referred to by Corporus." The "Shop Hours Act" confers no benefit on anyone and blocks the way to better reforms. It is a farce and a delusion, as all optional Orders are. Such may meet the needs of narrow- minded agitators, but they invariably cripple the interests of one locality for the ultimate gain of another. It is to be hoped that the present Government will pass a measure which is calculated to confer on the shop assistant some real and not the imaginary benefits of such Orders. Why should the shop assistant work longer hours than any other workman? The ratepayers must have better reasons for obtaining a Charter than the Council's disabilities to carry out worthless Orders. The population of the Rhondda is not an argument in its favour, neither does the fact that there exists in the minds of certain individuals a desire to control the police help to strengthen and justify such a desire. It is quite possible that law and order are better preserved in the present state of affairs. Municipal government is an expensive luxury, and, in my humble view, the Rhondda ratepayers are too lethargic to retard wild-cat schemes being carried into effect by a combination of administrators whose sole aim in life is popularity at any cost. The limited ad- ministrative powers which your correspon- dents complain of is a real blessing: in dis- guise. It is a blessing whose loss the ratepayers of Merthyr already deeply grieve. The ratepayers of that Borough would be only too pleased to return the control of the police to the County Coun- cil. Already the ratepayers of Merthyr have to maintain thirty-five police pen- sioners. The County police buildings, and the County educational buildings, when final arrangements of purchase have been completed, will add to the Merthyr rate- completed, will add to the Merthyr rate- payers' burden an enormous amount of expenditure. The Merthyr Housing Scheme has also proved a complete failure, and the ratepayers are penalised accord- ingly. Your readers, no doubt, read the proceedings of the Cardiff Finance Com- mittee, who were asked by the Small Holdings Committee to raise a loan of £4,380 to complete certain schemes of small holdings. In spite of the Finance Committee's protest against such expen- diture, the Town Clerk's ruling at the behest of the Small Holdings Committee compelled the former Committee to pro- cure the loan. Alderman Illtyd Thomas remarked: They may have the most silly schemes going, yet they can demand, according to the Town Clerk's ruling, that we shall provide the money." The powers of a Borough are very suitable to people who have special axes to grind, and they seldom lose an opportunity of realising their unjust ends. Bogeys do not frighten me, and I do not desire them to frighten. others; but the respectable and striving ratepayers of the Rhondda must beware of the false inducements of a Charter. Larger powers mean greater debts heavy debts mean higher rates; and exorbitant rates mean heavy house rents on work- men's cottages and business premises. The greatest sufferer must be the hard-working man, and. in my humble view, there is no torture so cruel as a supposed friend of the people—and especially those who profess to represent Labour—openly agitating for a delusive reform which must ultimately press upon the people who have confided their interests in them. The Rhondda already possesses many of the dignified honours which belong to a borough town. It is worthily represented in Parliament by Mr. W. Abraham, M.P. The Chairman of the District Council, during his year of office, is a Justice of the Peace. They possess unlimited powers with regard to the proper administration of the Health Acts, and their educational powers far exceed in importance the por- tions which are vested in the County Councils. The class who will gain by a Charter more than any other will be the landowners and the proprietors of huge concerns. It is highly probable that if a Charter were ever obtained, the Social- ists, the only friends d the working man (!), will, for his benefit, adopt a scheme of small holdings on Penpych or in some nook of Cwmsaerbren, and the industrious ratepayer will be compelled to pay. In every instance where Boroughs have utilised the powers of the Small Holdings Act, the price of land to the small holder costs from E2 10s. to £3 5s. per acre. Every acre of land which is included in the Cardiff Borough's Llanill- tern and Ty Glas schemes costs the tenants and the ratepayers £3 per acre. Skilled farmers failed to make the land pay at 15s. per acre. It should be noted by those interested in land in the Rhondda that whenever such schemes are undertaken, the former holders, possibly skilled farmers who have lived there for many years, have to leave their homesteads for the un- employed cobbler or crossing-sweeper to try their hands at farming or market gardening. In conclusion, will your correspondents bestow the due share of the credit for the educational status of the Rhondda to the qualified teaching staff who are giving the ratepayers their best services? If every member of this wonderful Education Com- mittee sat at the next elementary school examination, it is possible that we should know the reason why so many grand- motherly blunders are made. It is to be sincerely hoped that every ratepayer will oppose this movement for a Charter, and ask every member of the Rhondda Council who is dissatisfied with the present administrative powers to resign his seat in favour of a more efficient person, and our Valley would ere long be a more pleasant* place to live in, with reduced rates and local expenditure.—Yours, &c., ANTI-HUMBUG.
The Church In Wftle. To the Editor of the "Rhondda Leader." # Sir,—May I be allowed to draw atten- tion to some curious statements now being circulated in Clydach Vale regarding the Establishment of the Church or vEn gland ? (1) Tract 158, published by Central Church Committee, assures us (point 6), By having an Established Church the nation as a whole acknowledges God." But Tract 171 of the same Society tells us that what is meant by Established is, That the Church is secured in her position and property, and protected therein by the law cf tluj laiiu." TIl" effect of this latter, in spite of a certain amount of ambiguity in the word" posi- tion," is to convey the impression that the "establishment" of the Church of England is nothing more than a sort of police protection of her property. But this is contradicted above, where the establishment" is the nation as a whole." I invite the local Church leaders to reconcile these contradictions, if they can. (2) Another tract (193) gives what pur- ports to be the actual words of a Deed of Endowment in the reign of Henry I." But the Church in the reign of Henrv I. was Roman Catholic. Many other endow- ments were given in the Church's Roman Catholic days, obviously to support that form of faith. On what principle of equity, then, does the Church of England retain these gifts? If it be not rob- bery for her to apply them to purposes for which they were not given, why is it I, robbery" for the State to devote them to other objects, provided they be national ? (3) Again, Tract 171 asserts that for centuries the Church provided by far the largest share of the funds spent on national education." But these were the centuries when Nonconformists were harried to death for their opinions and their very right to exist denied. By whom ? None other than this same Church party who now boast of their sacrifices. Further, it is mentioned that from 1811 to 1894 over thirteen millions were volun- tarily given by Church people for building schools, &e. But what are the facts? In 1807, the House of Commons passed a Bill enabling the ratepayers to set up a school in each parish. This was rejected in the House of Lords on the advice of the then Archbishop of Canterbury, because the provisions of the Bill left little or no control to the minister in hie parish," and was not under the control and auspices of the Establishment." All through the century, efforts to provide a really national system of education were, defeated by the Church party. Yet now, after having kept the field for themselves as an ecclesiastical monopoly, they have the effrontery to glory in their sacrifices. Hypocrites! The so-called voluntary subscrip- tions were noFin manv cases" voluntarv" at all. They were forced by the threat of a rate, and came from all classes of the community, not Churchpeople alone. (4) Finally, I would like to call atten- tion to a. remarkable article by Adelphos in the Clydach Vale Parish Magazine for this month. In the course of a long letter, the writer says: We (i.e., the Anglican Church) are not Pro- testants we are Catholics. Catholicity is Universality, not Romanism." Into the absurd notion that the three Creeds make Catholicity, I will not now enter, though I may at a future time, if allowed. But I would like to ask the Vicar whether he endorses this letter. From its position in the magazine I am forced to think he does. Yet, Sir, when our Sovereign ascends the Throne, lie promises to main- tain the Protestant Reformed religion established by law." What Church does the King vow to maintain if not the Anglican? And if the Vicar and his friends at St. Thomas are not Protestants, let them leave the Church the King pro- mises to maintain as Protestant," and join a church where they can be honest men. Thanking you for the use of your valu- able space,-I am, &c., Clydach Vale. S. B. JOHN.
Among Tonypandy People, What is best about the statements we publish week after week is that our readers don't need to go out of the town to investigate them. The proof is here, among our own people. Another well- known resident sneaks to-day. Two or three years ago," says Mr. William C-oi-d-. of 157, Primrose Street, Tonypandy, "I began to get severe pains across my back, and as I have a lot of stooning at my work, the pains made it harder for me. It was no easy matter to get upright after bending. I was advised to give Doan's Backache Kidney Pills a trial, and when I had taken one box of them my back was ever so much better, and I was able to bend more easily. Two more boxes of Doan's Pills completely cured me. A few months ago. however, I had a return of the backache, and again Doan's Pills put me right. I would strongly advise anyone suffering with the back to use these pills, for I am sure they will do good. The pills gave me a better appe- tite. too, a.nd in every way made me feel well. (Signed) William Cordy." Doan's Backache Kidney Pills are two shillings and llinepnce per box, or six boxes for thirteen shillings and ninepence. Of all chemists and stores, or post free direct from the Foster-McClellan Co. 8, Wells Street, Oxford Street, London, W. Be sure you get the same kind of pills as Mr. Cordy had. 4905t
Y Wraig o Ddyffryn Sorce.' Creditable Drama by Local Com- poser. We have received a copy of Y Wraig o Ddyfhyn Sorec," a Scriptural drama founded on the incidents connected with Samson and Delilah, and written by Mr. J. Bonfvl Davies, Gwmparc. The lyric, which is exceedingly well written, com- mences with the capture of Samson's affections bv Delilah, followed by his im- prisonment and subsequent death in the Temple of Dagon. The final scenes close on the rallying on the Israelites by a priest, who points out that in Samson's death God has saved the nation. The musical numbers are simple in character, but effective, and we see no reason why the drama should not prove a popular work with our choral societies. The work is to performed shortly at Cwmparc, and the composer, who will conduct the per- formance, is open to receive engagements in other parts of the Principality.
Found Dead on the Moun- tain. Mystery of Femdalian's Death. At about 11 a.m. on Mond: the body of a man was found on the mountain near Llanwonno Church by one of the em- ployees of Mr. James, of Monachdy Farm, Ynysybwl. In the deceased's pocket was a ticket bearing the name of John Way, 22, Taff Street, Ferndale. Information was sent to the Ferndale Police Station, and upon enquiry at the address on the ticket, which turned out to be Way's home, it was discovered that he left there on Saturday to pay a visit to his son, who lives at Aberaman. This was the last his family had seen of him. He left Aber- aman on Saturday evening at about 5.30 to return home. How he got to the place where his body was found is a mystery, for he had gone fully three miles past his home. It is thought that in crossing the mountain near the Betlwm Farm, midway between Cwmaman and Ferndale, he lost his way and strayed about the mountain in the dark. There were no marks what- ever of violence on the body, which was taken to the Llanwonno Inn, and subse- quently taken to his home in Taff Stre€-tv The affair created a sensation at Ferndale. At the inquest, which was held at the Salisbury Hotel on Wednesday, & verdict was returned of Death through expo- sure." The body was interred on Thurs- day at the Ferndale Cemetery.
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Ferndale. t A very successful meeting was held. at Trerliondda Chapel, under the auspices of the U.D.M.D., when the Rev. E. W. Davies, Hebron, Ton, lectured on The Children's Charter." The chairman, Mr. Horatio Phillips (solicitor), in introducing the lecturer, spoke in eulogistic terms of his endeavours to uplift humanity. Mr. Davies gave a most lucid explanation of the Children'li Act, and begged each one to do his utmost to see that it was rigidly enforced. Mr. W. Trevor Lewis, the well-known baritone, gave an excellent rendering of Concwest v Groes" (D. Jenkins) and Llais yr Iesu" (J. R. Lewis). The meeting ended with a cordial vote of thanks to Mr. Davies and Mr. Lewis. Trerhondda (W.C.) Chapel held their semi-anniversary last Sunday, when the Rev. Ben Evans preached stirring ser- mons to large audiences.
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