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THE ABERDARE ELECTRICAL Co. Ltd DPACT.r.l MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL PRACTICAL ENG1NEERs AND CONTRACTORS. Maintenance of Plant and Repairs a Speciality. Complete Installations for Lighting, Heating and Power, Telephones, Bells Ac. Armatures Re-wound. Contractors to all the Local Governing Bodies. A large variety of Lamps, Shades, Pendants, Brackets, andlother Acressoriea^alway s on view at our Showrooms. 4 HIGH STREET, ABERDARE. Ring up Aberdare 79, in case of Breakdowns. We employ ouly Experienced Workmen, and always guarantee all work done by us to be reliable and honest value. 8"k "Sitlt,"í"Qf.J "L,, "0 11- ¥, jWhat that meat] f Why, that the right place~to~go~tcT~for either PASTRIES or CONFECTIONEKY' ia Miles' Restaurant, 2 Canon St., Aberdare. That's where Mother always goes when she wants something "extra nice" for tea or supper. PItICI!5 RMJII'I': (IOODS RIGHT. ALL RIGHT. THE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL OF ABERDARE. Town Hall. Aberdare, Januarv 30. 1913. Sir,— The Pontypridd and Rhondda Joint Water Board Bill, 1913. A Special Meeting of the Council will be held at the Council Room, Town Hall, Aberdare, on Monday, the 10th day of February, at 4.30 o'clock in the afternoon, to consider the business set out in the annexed Notice relating to the above. I am, Sir, Yours obediently. D. LLEWELLYN GRIFFITHS, Clerk. THE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Of ABERDARE. In Parliament—Session 1913 A SPECIAL "MEETING of the Council of Aberdare will be held at the Town Hall, Aberdare, on Mon- day, the 10th day of February, 1913, at 4.30 o'clock in the afternoon, for the purpose of considering, and, if deemed expedient, resolving :— 1. That the Urban District Council of Aberdare shall in the ensuing Session of Parliament oppose the Bill intituled The Pontypridd and Rhondda Joint "Water Board Bill, 1913." promoted by the Pontvpridd and Rhondda Joint Water Board. 2. That at such Meeting the said Urban District Council, if they decide t to oppose thef said Bill, will determine out of which Fund, Rate, or Rates, the costs and expenses of, and incidental to the opposition shall be paid. Dated this 30th day of January. 1913. D. LLEWELLYN GRIFFITHS. Clerk to the said Council. CALL AND SEE THE B.S MOTOR BICYCLE IN SHEEN'S WINDOW, Cardiff Street, Aberdare The B.S.A. Motor Bicycle was Mfe acknowledged to be the Finest Machine exhibited at the Olympia Show last November. B.S.A. RIFLES IN STOCK. NEW THEATRE, ABERDARE, [ COMMENCING tyonday, Feb. 3, ¡ FOR S:X NIGHTS. Mr. GEORGE EDWARDES1 COMPANY in The Count of liiembonrg. A New Musical Play iu Two Acts, by A. M. Vjillner & Robert Bodanzky. English Libretto Lyrics by Basil Hood. by Adrian Boss A Basil Hood. Music by FRANZ LEHAR. t Composer of "The Merry Widow." Direct from Daly's Theatre, London. Seats bcoked at t Theatre. Te. No. 1 SILOA HALL, ABERDARE. ._v (Kindly lent). On Thursday, February 13, at 8 p.m., Dr.|D. Vaughan Thomas, M.A., Mus. Doc., Oxon, a will deliver a Lecture on I CHAMBER MUSIC." Examples from the Works of the great Masters by Mr. Arthur Angle's String Quartette. Admission 1/ Reserved Seats 2/ Tickets obtainable from Mr. Dan Edwards, 10 Tan- ybryn-street; or Mr. W. J. Evans, 16 Clitton-street, Aberdare. CLAMORCAN COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION. TENDERS are invited for the Supply of Printing Notices, Ballot Papers, and Forms for the Mountain Asn Group of Electoral Divisions. Forms of Tender and Specimens on application to the undersigned. Tenders to be sent to me not later than Thursday, the 6th February. GWILYM JONES, Deputy Returning Officer. Bank Chambers, Mountain Ash. January 30th, 1913. ABERDARE. SALE OF VALUABLE LEASEHOLD PROPERTY. Mr. J. EDWARDS Auctioneer. Aberdare, has received instructions from THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE to Sell by Public Auction at the Bute Arms, Aberdare, on Friday, February 7, 1913, At 7.30 p.m. sharp (subject to the Com- mon Form Conditions of the Merthvr Tydfil and Aberdare Incorporated Law Society, and to such special Conditions of Sale as shall then and there be read), and in one or more Lots as shall be determined upon at the time of Sale, tne following LEASEHOLD — PROPERTIES: All those 3 Messuages or Dwelling Houses known as 35a, 36 and 3T Whitcombe Street, Aberdare, as now in the occupation of Mrs. Harriet Moyle and others, as tenants thereof, and producing a gross annual rent of JE39, made up as follows No. 35a, 10s. per lunar month; No. 36, £1 5s. per lunar month; No. 37, zCl 5s. per lunar month. These Premises are held under an In- denture of Lease for a term of 99 years from, the 125th day of March, 1854, subject to an annual ground rent of t3, which will, in the event of the property being sold in more than one lot, be apportioned at the time of Sale. For further particulars, appiv to the Auctioneer at his Omce. Boot Cham- bers, Market Street, Aberdare; the Public Trustee, 3 and 4 Ctements Inn, Strand, London, W.C., or to Messrs. C. & W. KENSHOLE, Solicitors, Aberdare. TRECYNON, ABERDARE. SALE OF DESIRABLE LEASEHOLD PROPERTIES. "lY/jfR- JOHN HOWPILL, F.A.I., has 1T_L been instructed to offer for Sale by Public Auction at the Queen's Hotel, Aberdare, on Thursday, Febru- ary 6th, 1913, at 7.30 p.m., subject to the Conditions of Sale to be then pro- duced and read, the fellowing LEASEHOLD PROPERTIES. viz. Lot I.-All those Two Messuages or Dwelling Houses known as Nos. 8 and 9, Stag Street, Trecynon, as now in the respective occupations of Mrs. John and Mrs. Williams at rentals of 13s. each per lunar month. These premises are held for a term of 90 vears from the 1st November, 1850, and are subject to the annual ground rent of Ll 4s. 6d. Lot 2.—All those Three Messuages or Dwelling Houses known as Nos. 58, 59, and 60, Harriet Street, Trecynon, as now^ in the respective occupations of Mrs. Gardner, Mr. Jones, and Mrs. Davies, at respective rentals of 18s.. 13s., and 13s. per lunar month. The premises are held for a term of 90 years from the 1st May, 1839, and are subject to the annual ground rent of 17s. 6d. Lot 3.—All those Two Messuages or Dwelling Houses known as Nos. 1 and 2, David Street, Trecynon, as now in the respective occupations of Mr. J. Evans and Mr. T. Evans at rentals of 16s. each per lunar month. These premises are held for an estate of three lives and to complete a term of 99 years from 1st Novem- ber, 1856, and are subject to the annual ground rent of tl 17s. 6d. Lot 4,—All those Two Messuages or Dwelling Houses known as Nos. 15 and 16, Frederick Street, Trecynon, as now in the respective occupations of Mr. Davies and Mr. Henderson at the respective rentals of 16s. and 17s. per lunar month. These premises are held for a term of 99 years from 1st November, 18.51. .and are subject to the apportioned annual ground rent of zCl 6s. 5d. For further particulars apply— Chas. E. Edwards, Esq., Solicitor. 53 Queen's Street, Cardiff. Or to the Auctioneer, Lewis Street, Aberaman. Grand Theatre, ABERAMAN. Lessee John R. Poole. Manager Robert Tebbitt. Poole's Latest Pictures and First-Class Variety. [Owing to the Theatre being engaged for a Lecture there will be No Per- formance on Friday Night, Jan. 31.] To-Night at 6.45 and 8.45, HERBERT LLOYD & COMPANY in their Great Burlesque, II Discordia," A Parody of the Modern Music Hall. "A little nonsense now and then Is relished by the wisest men." CARL OSMONDE, "The One Man Duet." THE 3 MORLEYS In "Morleys' Stores," a Comedy Act of Originality and Surprises. Dramatic Pictures The Sheriff's Mis- take (Lubin), Fresh Air Romance (Edison). u, Comedy -Pictures: Kinking mad (Pathe)/She Cried (Vitagraph). Scientific: Starfish (Eclair). Interest: Children's Thoughts (Kin- eto). o — NEXT WEEK. The Magnificent Musical Pantomime Plav, THE PRIDE OF BYZAJVTIA." Specially Written for Twice Nightly Production. 40 ARTISTES IN THE CASTE. GORGEOUS SCENERY. AUGMENTED ORCHESTRA. NOTE.—The play is performed straight through without any waits or inter- vals. THE PRIDE OF BYZANTIA." One Long Laugh from Start to Finish! "THE PRIDE OF BYZANTIA. The Biggest Twice Nightly Production ever Toured! THE PRIDE OF BYZANTIA." For Six Nights. Commencing Feb. 3rd. 6.45] TWICE NICHTLY. [9 Prices: 3d. to 1/6. No Early Doors. Stalls (1/6) booked for any perform- ance without extra charge. Theatre 'Phone, 15 Aberaman. HAGGAR'S NEXT WEEK. MONDAY: "THE LADY OF THE LAKE," 3 Reel Vitagraph Drama adapted from Sir Walter Scott's beautiful Poem. Special Show on Monday at 5 o'clock. THURSDAY: The Picture that became the sensation of Cardiff, I'THE KINGS OF THE FOREST," Selig's Latest and Greatest Wild Animal Picture. SEE OUR POSTERS. Note.—We Show our First Picture at 7 prompt each night. CLAMORCAN COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTIONS. TENDERS are invited for the supply JL of Printing, Notices, Ballot Papers and Forms for the Aberdare Group of Electoral Divisions. Forms of Tender and Specimens on application to the undersigned. Tenders to be sent to me not later than Monday, the 3rd February. THOS. PHILLIPS, Deputy Returning Officer. 7 Canon Street, Aberdare. CLAMORCAN COUNTY COUNCIL. MAIN ROADS. Tender for Tools and Ironmongers' Goods. THE Glamorgan County Council is desirous of contracting for the supply of Tools and Ironmongers' Goods for Three Years from the 1st of April, 1913. Forms of Tender can be obtained from me on and after the 27th of Janu- ary, and Tenders must be received by me not later than Saturday, the 8th day of February, 1913, and marked out- side "Tender for Tools, etc." GEO. A. PHILLIPS, County Surveyor. County Hall, Cardiff, 22nd January, 1913. Should you require HyflT n. y for any purpose whatsoever, apply to The Aberdare & Mertljyr Mutual Permanent o e Society Registered under Friendly Societies Aot. For prospectus and further particulars apply to Seoretary, i9 Commercial Street, Aberdare (opposite Jay's). Loans granted immediately, with strict secrecy guaranteed < CLAMORCAN COUNTY COUNCIL. MAIN ROADS. Tenders for Material and Haulage. Aberdare Division. Llandaff Division. Bridgend Division. Swansea Division. THE Glamorgan County Council is -L desirous of Contracting for the Supply of Material and Haulage for the year ending the 31st day of March, 1914. The County is divided into Four Divisions, namely Aberdare-the extreme points of which are Neath, Rhymney Bridge, Bedwas, and Nantgarw. Bridgend—the extreme points of which are Cowbridge, Llantwit Major, Llan- trisant, Aberavon, Bryncethin, Coy- trahen, Nottage, and Pontyclun. Liandaff-the extreme points of which are Maindy, Caerphilly, Nantgarw, Llantrisant, Pontyclun, Cowbridge, Aberthaw, and Ely. Swansea-the extreme points of which are Aberavon, Neath, Ystalyfera, Brynamman, Morriston, Pontardu- lais, Loughor, Skettv, Fairwood Com- mon, and Westcross, Mumbles. Within the above Divisions, Tenders are invited in numerous small lots, any o' all of which may be Tendered for. Forms of Tender can be obtained from mo on and after the 27th January, and Tenders must be received by me not later than Saturday, the 8th day of February, 1913, marked outside, "Ten- ders for Material," or "Tenders for Haulage," and stating Division. Persons applying for Forms Must state whether they wish to Tender for Material or Haulage, or both, and for what Division. GEO. A. PHILLIPS, County Surveyor. County Hall. Cardiff, 23rd January, 1913. Prepaid Small Advartlsamants Inserted at the following specially low rates: One week 4 wk.. 18 wks. s. d. s. d. s. d. 20 words 0 6 1 fl 8 8 88 » 0 9 2 8 6 0 so 1 0 8 0 7 6 These charges apply only to the follow- ing classes of advertiaementl :-Apart,- ments, 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 wiil be charged. Advertisement and Publishing Offices, Cardiff Street, Aberdare. TO LET. — HOUSE and Shop, together or separ- ately. Good position, main street; suit grocer. Apply, H.S., Leader Office. SITTING Room and Bedroom, suit 2 or 3 young men, or lodgings.—93 Gadlys Road, Aberdare. RESPECTABLE Lodgings for young man. No children. Centre of town.—Apply, G.O., "Leader" Office. LOCK-UP Shop in best position in Cwmaman. Immediate possession may be had. Suitable for anv business. —Apply, XY., "fvi\ider" Office, Aber- dare. SITUATIONS VACANT. WANTED a strong girl, able to wash; sleep out.—Apply J.M., "Leader" Office. IMMEDIATELY, an experienced gen- JL eral, 18 to 20. Clean and trust- worthy. Fond of children. Good re- ferences.—Apply W.4., 'Leader' Office, Aberdare. WANTED. WANTED at once in good neigh- bourhood, Aberdare district, sitting room and two bedrooms, furn- ished.—Apply, G.M., "Leader" Office. A HOUSE at Mountain Ash. Rent from £ 1 10s. to £ 1 12s. per month.-Apply, Box G.O., "Leader" Office, Aberdare. STRONG, experienced general, about ks 22. References.—Apply, Ed- wards, 1U Tanybivn Street, Aberdare. WANTED Rooms for single gent, near Railway Station. State terms to A.B., 'Leader' Office. FOR SALE. A SECOND-HAND crank axle cart. Suit cob.—Applv D.T., "Leader" Office. -_n_ CHICKENS.—Strong hardy day old C Chickens, crossed for killing and laying. 5s. per dozen.- Williams, 8 Cardiff Road, Aberdare. EDISON Gem Gramaphone and 88 Records, both practically new: zC5, bargain.—Bevan, 108 Woodland Terrace, Mountain Ash. NO. 14 MARY STREET and adjoin- ing corner premises. No. 14 Elizabeth Street, Foundry Town, the latter fitted out with Electric Light, as a Fried Fish Shop with cooking range complete. Populous district. Excellent opportunity for striving married couple. -Apply, T. W. Griffiths, solicitor, 22 Victoria Square. PREMIER Motor Cycle, late 1910, free engine, all accessories com- Jlete, in perfect condition, £ 24.—Apply, J. S. Sant, 41 Bailey Street, Miskin, Mountain Ash. ONE Full-Sized Counter and Window Glass Fittings. Suit sweet shop. Giving up business.—Apply, 84 Jubilee Road, Godreaman. MISCELLANEOUS. Ladles, Read This. ADVICE FREE I or Btamp.— Mrs M. Stewart's famous Female Remedy never fails. Address—9, Guinea-st, Bristol. STR,OLOGY.-Your future, im- A. portant events foretold, mar- riage, partner described, money pros- fiects, business, changes, journeys, ucky days, planet, etc. Send birth- date and Seven stamps. — Madame Marion, 4 Robertson Avenue, Edin- burgh. I TO BUTCHERS. THE Simplex Sausage Machine for -i- Sale (Gardener's Patent) to take lOlbs. of meat.—Apply Doughton and Hughes, Ironmongers, Aberaman. IN THE MATTER OF THE MISKIN WORKMEN'S CLUB & INSTITUTE, LIMITED (in Liquidation). NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Sec. 188 of the Com- panies (Consolidation) Act 1908, a meeting of Creditors of the above- named Company will be held at my Office-City Chambers, 47 Queen St., Cardiff, on Wednesday, the oth day of February, 1913, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, for the purposes provided for in the said section. All persons being Creditors of, or having claims against the said Company are required on or before the 19th day of February, 1913, to send their names and addresses and the particulars of their debts or claims to me, as Liquida- tor of the said Company, at the address given below. Dated this 21st day of January, 1913. (Signed) W. LLWYD GRIFFITH, Liquidator. City Chambers, 47 Queen Street, Cardiff. New Theatre, MOUNTAIN ASH. Proprietors Messrs. Nixon's Workmen. Secretary Mr. W. Lewis Smith. Manager Mr. £ John Curnow. Feb. 3, 4 & 5. For Three Nights only. The F. R. Benson Shakespearean I Company (South): tyonday 'NJacbuth.' Tuesday, Romeo & Juliet.' Wednesday, 'Othello,' TIMES AS USUAL. Admission: 2s., Is. 6d., Is., 6d. WELSH GIRLS' SCHOOL, ASHFORD, MIDDLESEX. THE Governors will in June next elect Three Foundation and Six Intermediate Pay Scholars. Founda- tioners will receive Board and Educa- tion Free. Intermediate Pay Scholars at the rate of 216 per annum. Forms of Application may be had on application to the Secretary, DEAN BROWNRIGG. 127 St. 'Georges Road, London, S.W. Jlhttfltt leader With which is incorporated the "Aberdare Times." Established 1861. Tel., 136. CIRCULATING THROUGHOUT THE ABERDA.RE AND MOUNTAIN ASH DISTRICTS, YNYSYBWL, GLYN NEATH, AND MERTHYR & RHONDDA VALLEYS
From Manger to Cross
"From Manger to Cross." Aberdare Ministers' Attitude. As our readers are aware, the famous film, "From Manger to Cross," is being shown at the Aberdare Cinema this week. When this film was first presented in this country it raised a storm of newspaper controversy. Many ministers of religion objected to th.! pictures, chiefly on account of the means whereby they were obtained. Others, however, wrote and spoke in favour of the film. The pictures were actually taken in the Holy Land, in the places that formed the scenes of the Gospel story. Knowing that this picture was to be exhibited at the Aberdare Cinema this week the Welsh section of the Aberda:o Free Church Council assembled in con- clave last week. They took exception t,) the display of this production, and it was arranged that each minister who. is a member of the Council should make a reference to the matter from his pulpit last Sunday. Preaching on Sunday morning at Seion Wesleyan Chapel, the Rev. T. J. Pritchard. circuit minister, said that he believed that the Picture Theatre was an educative force. If properly used it might even prove a moral and religious agency. It might lead the Welsh mind to take"a more intelligent interest in pictorial art. Notwithstanding the sway of Iloman Catholicism in Wales for several centuries, the Cymric people had not taken kindly to pictures in par- ticular or to art in general. Good pic- tures had a refining influence, and here- in the picture palace or cisema could serve a useful purpose—it might culti- vate a taste for the beautiful and ar- tistic. But he strongly objected to the picture, "From Manger to Cross," be- cause of the circumstances of its pro- duction. In order to obtain the film such sacred incidents as the agony of Gethsemane and the crucifixion had to bo imitated and acted. This he con- sidered unholy work, and he did not consider himself loyal to the Saviour whose gospel he preached unless he for- bade his hearers to patronise a pro- duction which involved such irreverent handling of sacred things. Of course it was a matter for every man's con- science, and his own conscience was em- phatic on the matter. Mr. Pritchard held further that some of the pictures displayed historical inaccuracy and could not have been faithful representa- tions of the gospel events. Preaching at Bethania C.M. Church on Sunday evening, the Rev. W. Davies, M.A., pastor, touched upon this matter. He also protested agamst th conditions under which the film was procured. He had no objection to a dis- play of living pictures which illustrated the gospel story, but the acting and imitating which was necessary in order to produce the picture in question must have entailed an irreverent tampering with some of the most sacred scenes in the life of the Saviour. He would, how- ever, leave the matter of deciding whether to witness the production or not to the voice of each individual con- science. The same evening the Rev. T. Eli Evans, preaching at Soar Congrega- tional Chapel, took a similar course to that adopted by Mr. Davies. He would offer no advice on the matter of at- tending a place where this film was ex- hibited, but he wished to make a pro- test against the methods adopted to spcure the pictures shown. Many of tnose who took part in the production of the film were people who could not have performed the work in a spirit of true reverence and with a holy regard for sacred things. Worldly actors were engaged for mercenary purposes to feign the agonies of the garden and the cross, and this he considered rank blasphemy. Preaching at Siloa Cong. Chapel on Sunday evening, the Rev. Silyn Evans spoke on the tragic end of Uzzah, "who put forth his hand to the ark," as re- corded. in 2 Sam., vi., 6. He was "smote there by God for his error; and there he died by the ark of God." He shewed to his congregation the danger of over-familiarity and irreverence re- garding sacred things, such as with the Sabbath Day, the Bible, and the House of God. These could not be classed with other days of the week, and other books, and other houses. So with re- gard to Jesus Chr.t Himself. He was not to be classed with other great men. He stood alone-Linique; and was a class in Himself. Hence the irrever- ence and even the absurdity and blas- phemy of exhibiting Him. in "film" and on "canvas," as if he were an ordinary personality, with an ordinary message in His Incarnation and Life and Deatii. He left the practical application of his remarks to the moral sense and wisdom of those that heard him. At the same time his emphasis was positive and strong on the great duty of the Chris- tian Church to safeguard the truth about this central and fundamental fact —Christ Jesus our Lord; and as well to protest against doubtful methods of manifesting Him to the age. The Rev. R. Williams, Nazareth, was not present at his chapel, and the fol- lowing letter from him to Nazareth Church was read on Sunday:— Brethren,—In response to the appeal of our Welsh Free Church Council and in obedience to the dictates of my own conscience, I wish to take this oppor- tunity of making a pronouncement with regard to the film "From Manger to Cross" which is to be shown in our town next week. Personally I con- sider that the production of this film is most reprehensible as it trespasses upon ground of unique sacredness and significance. Apart from all artistic grounds of criticism, it appears to me to be a deflection from true moral pro- priety. However much Christian people differ in their estimation iof the- atrical performances and cinema exhi- bitions, the religious atmosphere of our land has been such up till now that no English Theatrical Compdny dared to attempt an impersonation of the Sav- iour of the world. But in order to pro- duce this film it was necessary for some one or other of this commission of ac- tors to perform in the guise of the Re- deemer, reproducing in the minutest detail the varying moods and actions of His holy life, even to represent by undergoing a course of fictitious contor- tions the agony of Gethsemane and the supreme death of the Cross. I pro- test with all the vigour of my soul against this unwholesome thing, and I would advise averyone to set their faces against it. Your adoration of the Lord Jesus Christ will not be enhanced one degree by witnessing this caricature; on the contrary it will only get sullied. Christ's followers ih Aberdare ought to feel sorely aggrieved that it was here that this film was first shown in Wales. ;.118-
A Brilliant Musician
A Brilliant Musician. A brilliant success was achieved by Mr Stephen Evans, Stuart Street, Aber- dare, at Mr Arthur Angle's Orchestral Concert at the Park Hall, Cardiff, on Wednesday, the 15th inst., before a very large audience. His first item was Spohr's No. 8 Concerto, more familiarly known as the "Dramatic Concerto." The adagio movement, was played with deep feeling, beautiful tone, and fine sentiment, the "recit" introducing the allegro movement was particularly good, the double stopping being excelleiit. L-a the allegro movement Mr Evans showed excellent technique, clearness of phras- ing, and perfection of detail. At the conclusion Air Evans received quite an ovation, and responded with the 1st Menuetto from Bach's o. 6 Sonata, which was loudly applauded. Later in the programme Mr Evans played "Causonetta" (D'Ambrosio) and "The Bee" (Schubert), both of which were beautifully played and were deservedly encored. Mr Evans surprised and delighted the large audience with his excellent tech- nique, fine tone, and interpretative power.
rPANCAKES f! j The best recipe is as follows- tcla- I Take half-a-pound of flour, one tea- J I spoonful of I BORWICK'S BAKING POWDER and a little isalt, mix well in a dry state, add one egg and three-quarters of a pint of milk. Fry quickly over a brisk fire k and serve immediately. 1 Remember PANCAKE-DAY, Tue.. Feb. 4.
Counter Attractions to the Public House
Counter Attractions to the Public House. A meeting of the Aberdare Branch of the Church of England Society was held at the Memorial Hall, Aberdare, on Monday evening. The Rev. JJ. J. Rowland, B.A., presided. Mr A. E. Kimpton, the hon. secretary, delivered^ the second of a series of ad- dresses on the Temperance question, the subject being "Opposition Houses to the Public House." The speaker explained what had already been done in this dir- ection, and instanced the Public House Trust, which came into existence about 20 years ago. This movement, in which the Bishop of Chester was the greatest personality from the Church point of view, was started to counteract the evils of intemperance. Its promoters realised the necesstty of public houses of a bet- ter type, and instead of allowing tha brewers, whose sole object was financial gain, to monopolise the business, they decided to do something on the same lines themselves. Their scheme was the purchasing of some of the existing public-houses, and the four points in. their policy were: (a) the appointment of a responsible manager at a fixed salary; (b) the allowance of a bonus to the manager on all non-intoxicants sold, but none on alcoholic drink; (c) the premises to be in the nature of a tea-house as well; (d) the stuff sold to be of the best. A company was, therefore. formed, whose shareholders would only receive a small interest on their money, and the bulk of the profits was to be devoted to some public improvement. But he (Mr Kimpton) parted company with the association. They put public- houses in new districts where they were not wanted. In England the magistrates had fallen into the trap, and had givea preference to the Association which they denied to the brewer. Was this real Temperance work? What was going to be sold was that which ruined so many lives every year. It was a mistaken' policy for any body of people to inter- fere with the selling of strong drink, -1 c which should be left to the brewer. But let them as Temperance people do their best to reform and uplift the existing houses, not try to build new ones. The number of public houses could well b& reduced by one half. and those left would be the better for it. Competition, would not then be so keen, and the temptation to drink would to a great ex- tent be taken away. Sunday Closing was wanted in England as well as in Wales, where it had been a great blessing. Shorter hours of opening were also ne- cessary, and these were things to aim at in the way of legislation. Mr Kimp- ton next referred to the Gottenberg system prevailing on the Continent. This- system, which was the municipalisa- tion of the liquor traffic. had been tried' for many years, and diverse opinions- were expressed as to the beneficial re- sults. This, however, could be said, that the disinterested management, whereby I the public houses became the monopoly of the local governing body, was a good thing inasmuch as after expenses were paid the remainder went towards im- proving the town in which the monev was spent. Still he was opposed to the sale of the beer. The duty of Temper- ance people was to strive to brinir about many necessary reforms in the public house, and so far as they could to oppose the sale. Side by side with the pursu- ing of public-house reform, the temper- ance policy should be the establishment of opposition houses. Anything which: kept men away from the temptation of strong drink 'was an opposition house. Debating and Mutual Improvement So- cieties, Gardeners' Associations and the- like could all be placed in this category. Saturday football was also, in his- opinion, one of the greatest temperance- agencies in the country. But there ought to be in every parish a building which met the needs in this respect. In the C.E.T.S. they had an organisation which could do the work, if only the wealthy Church people could be tapped to provide the necessary capital, and an organised. effort should be made throughout the kingdom to bring about the establish- ment of these houses, which would be a- refuge to the bodies and souls of men. An interesting discussion followed, m which the Iev. D. J. Rowland and Messrs John Lewis, J. Prichard, and J. R. Thomas took part. At the close Miss E. M. Cleveland and Messrs A. E. Kimpton and J. R. Thomas were handed the prizes gained by them in the C.E.T.S. senior examination last year.
Obituary. FATHER OF MR. EDGAR JONES, M.P. After a brief illness, the Rev. H. M- Joies, retired Baptist minister, and father of Mr Edgar Jones, M.P. for the Merthyr Boroughs, died on Saturday at his residence, Gorwel, Wattstown, in his 66tli year. As a boy the deceased worked underground at Cwmaman, and eventu- ally entered the English Baptist College at Haverfordwest, to be trained for the ministry. His first pastorate was that of Neyland English Baptist Church. He came to tlu- Rhondda in 1877 as pastor oi Tabernacle and Zion Chapels, Ystradj Rhondda. After 20 years' service at Ys- trad he retired and .removed to Watts- town. He was a freeman of Llantrisant and a member of the old Llanwonne L'I 1 ocnooi .Doa.ru, and had remained as- sociated with the work of education up to the time of his demise. The funeral took place on Tuesday.
Aberdare Welsh Free Church Council
Aberdare Welsh Free Church Council. The annual meeting of the above coun- cil met at Calfaria Vestry on Wednesday night. The Rev. R. Williams, Nazareth, was appointed president for the coming yeaf; the Rev. T. Eli Evans, Soar, sec- retary, and Mr D. P. Davies, J.P., re- appointed treasurer. The following resolution was unani- mously passed by the Council:- That this meeting of the Aberdare Welsh Free Church Council rejoices that the Welsh Insurance Act Com- missioners have drawn out regulations to remove all approved societies from licensed premises, and we also strong- ly recommend the various Free Churches within our area to place their vestries at the disposal*of these societies whenever necessary.
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