BRIDGEND NOTES. T The '•'annual sc-rviccs in connection with the Hope Baptist Church were held last Sunday, the special preacher being the Rev. T. W. Mcdhurst. At the morning service he made reference to a question of which, as he said, a great deal was heard in these days, viz., religious education. He remarked that there were many who wished to divorce secular education and religious education, but he took it that they must not divorce the two, because he thought they cculdnot impart any instruction that was worth receiving if they separated it from teaching the fear of the Lord. At the same time the preacher admitted that there was something to be said in favour of the contention of those who helel that the State should not give sectarian education of any kind, on the ground that it was the duty of the different Churches to train up their young in religious matters. The object of the preacher was to show that in his opinion the Baptists, as a body, were not doing as much as they should in the religious training of the children. The preacher said that every member of a Christian body, when he grew up, should be able to give an intelligent reason why he belonged to the body of the Christian Church which he did, and it should be their object to so train the children that they would be able to do so. The Bridgend Liberals had a grand time of it on Saturday afternoon, when Mr. Arthur J. Williams, M.P., was met at the station by a large body, headed by a brass band. Shortly before the express arrived Mrs. Williams drove up, and was most heartily greeted. All the way to the Town- hall the streets were crowded.to excess, and the popularity of the return of the hon. member was most unmistakably evidenced by the applause with which he was everywhere met. The references by the hon. member, County Councillor T. J. Hughes, and Mr. John Davies. to the circumstances against which the Liberal party had had to contend during the campaign was listened to with attention, and the remark by Councillor Hughes that the Liberals could afford to be generous elicited continued applause. There can be no doubt that the Tories have strained every nerve to oust the popular candidate, but as Mr. Williams remarked whilst referring to another contingey, they proved themselves power- less to resist the will of the people. The indebtedness of the party to the Bridgend Women's Liberal Association was expressed in fitting terms by Mr. John Da vies, whose sentiments were most cordially echoed by the hon. gentleman on behalf of Mrs. Willipms and himself. We trust that the result of their efforts in this contest will prove an incentive to those interested in the Women's Liberal Association not to relax their efforts, but to go forward—increase the member- ship—and then in future contests their aid will prove even more welcome to the party than it has done in the past. To-morrow (Saturday) the local Cyclying Volunteers will have a meeting for drill at Porth- cawl. We understand that the cyclying corps from Bridgend, Neath, and Pontypridd will meet at Porthcawl, and after drill will spend the night in the town. On Sunday morning they will have a church parade at Porthcawl Parish Church, and will be headed to the Church by the regimental band. Doubtless many residents in this locality will avail themselves of the opportunity of watch- ing the turnout of the cyclists both to-morrow and on Sunday. We are pleased to note that now the local cyclists have mastered the intricacies of the new drill, and have creditably passed their annual inspection, they will have more opportunities of taking part in the runs which have been arranged by the cycling club. We learn that several runs have been fixed, and hope that the members will turn out in good force on the various dates, so as to encourage the club officials who have devoted considerable time in arranging the details of the season's programme. The cricket season is now so far advanced that football enthusiasts are already beginning to form pleasing anticipations of the 1892-93 season. It (is said that the prospects of the Bridgend Club are of a satisfactory character, and, with a good list of fixtures, there is every hope of the club having an exciting and victorious career.
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LLANTWIT-MAJOR NOTES. TBY PELAGIUS.] Now the hurley-burley done, Now the battle's fought and won. The Liberals of South Glamorgan can look back with pride and satisfaction at the contest. With pride at the splendid victory of Liberalism over Toryism and Iscariotism combined. If the followers of Judas were not very numerous they were as vindictive as their father of old, and tried to deliver us into the hands of our enemies by cajolery and kisses and with satisfaction because our member and his followers carried out the fight in a most honest, straightforward manner. Our hon. member was in splendid fighting form. Both in his speeches and in his address the principles he intended to support were clearly out- lined. But Sir Morgan's attitude towards the various questions before the country was aptly described by a speaker at Llantwit-Major when he called him" The elastic man "—willing to support every measure only to pull the string strong enough. During the contest we have had more than the usual quantity of Mailers" but the cake is fairly taken by the one on Saturday's Mail, which states that Sir Morgan had fully 200 votes out of a total of 315 at Llantwit-Major. With Sir Morgan's brag at Llantwit that at Cymmer, Whitchurch, and Barry he had a large majority, and, the Mail claiming two to one in his favour, we wonder how the figures were manipulated that, at the close of the poll, the returning officer declares Mr. Williams elected by a majority of 918. The Conservatives of Llantwit claim to be the intelligent party. No one but themselves would believe it if they did not make the assertion. A quantity of bills arrived on the morning of the poll with the following inscription: —" Sir Morgan Morgan's committee-room." and when in a short time the town was startled by finding a stable decorated with the announcement that it was Sir Morgan's committee-room, a large crowd gathered around the place enquiring where were the clerks, a wag replied that they had turned out to grass for the summer. The day being favourable to harvest operaticns largely reduced the poll on Friday last. Mr.Williams lust several hundred votes in the Vale, the villages being scattered and conveyances scarce with the Liberals in the district, but at Llantwit the want was not felt. The poll was a heavy one, and the labouring men responded nobly to the call of duty. There was a good supply of carriages, but in the villages polling at Cow bridge and Lancarvan carriages were short for the Liberal candidate, while the parsons and squires provided plenty of carriages for the Tory candidate. It is to be hoped that the parsons and Tories will give over for ever blaming dissenting ministers for taking part in politics for the energetic manner in wh'ch the parsons worked in the Vale, driving hither and thither, was a splendid example for Liberals—both preachers and laymen—to imitate. and one could but wish that our clergymen would but use the same energy and zeal in their attempts to save souls and raise the social and religious state of the parishes under their care. I have no doubt but that if the large stipends they draw de- pended on the work they accomplished, we should find our Church friends very much alive to the loaves and fishes of their office. The students of the Dairy School did well, judg- ing from the remarks of the adjudicator, Mr. Gibbon, when giving his decisionr. The polling coming off the same day, the room was very crowded, and the students were much hampered in their work. It was a pity that the lady who distributed the prizes should, by her remarks, give a political colour to a non-political gathering.
A TRAMP ACROSS WALES. [BY THE REV. J. H. STOW ELL, M.A.] ffo. V.—TOWYN. LLWYNGWRIL, BARMOUTH, LLANBEDR, HARLECH. I trust my readers are not getting impatient with the bad weather in this tramp. It isn't my fault, and after to-day I can promise they shall read but little of any but first-class weather for the rest of the tour. Indeed, I think it is some credit to me that for so Ion? I persevered, undaunted by ) Tain and mist, drawing what jewels I could from the ugly and venomous head of adversity. Cer- tainly I hadn't, so far, seen the mountains, except- ing in the one distant glimpse fromNebo hill. And now they were very near me. Towyn lay flat and uninteresting around me, the monotony broken only by the very massive square tower of the old church. In the glowing railway advertisements of picturesque Wales that I have before referred to, Towyn is represented as backed by precipitous, sunlit crags, with very fine effect; but as I shoul- dered my knapsack at 8.45 a.m., though the rain had ceased, no crags were to be seen. Over my i levitable ham and eggs I had read in the Gossip- i ig Guide to Wales of the famous Bird Rock, the grand glimpses of Snowdon, the fine ascents of fader Idris, and other delights of this place. But they were not for me. I might have been walking through the swamps of Lincoln- shire for all the hills or rocks I could see. I com- forted myself with grim sarcasms against the poets who delight in cloud-capped mountains, wondering whether thev would think the mountains finer still cloud-dressing-gowned, and cloud-booted, too, as they appeared to me. I would rather have seen them without their clothes. Yet the sun was begining to struggle hopefully with the heavy atmosphere, and I looked for better luck at Barmouth which lay about three hours ahead. Turning somewhat inland for a few miles the road suddenly emerged strain at the seaside, and for a great distance I traversed a magnificent walk with lofty cliffs on my right, their tops vanishing in the mist, and the sea surging forty feet below me on the left. 11 NeaAhis roint I notice a pretty cottage em- bew ered in the gay blossoms of spring. A youth gtfcd at the door, and I nodded t, him as I passed. And a dog ran out, not barking but fawning and delighted, apparently, to receive a caress. It struck me I might make my almost professional demand here for milk, or buttermilk, and I turned b; ck. Then I almost wished I hadn't, for a look of nfar dejection upon the young man's face when I can e nearer, and the fact then observable that, niuer the clambering rose trees, the window MI; ds were all closely drawn, told me I had come to li e house of mourning. A woman, with woe written in every line of her face, came forward and niler\tly brought me a glass of milk. I could not, <]ar d not ask any questions. Whether they could have conversed with me in English I don't know but there was no need, the mute appeal of broken hearts was more than eloquent. Hesitating for one moment I held out my hand with some money. but they shook their heads wearily and turned away. The poor dog, bereft, mysteriously to his vlim brain no doubt, of a rightful master, followed me along the road, and only by a show of unkind- ness on my part could he be induced to go back. A little later I passed through a small town called Xlwyngwril, and here a very comical old Welsh "woman tackled me. She had evidently been well treated by a tourist on some previous occasion, for she seemed to know the species and their require- ments. She was either the owner or the ccm- mi: sion agent of a little provision shop, for she instantly, with a curtsey, pointed to the biscuit tins in the window. Shop, sir nice cakies in shop '• Milk," was my reply. "where do they sell milk ?" Then she rather reluctantly pointed to a linen draper's establishment across the road. I inquired there somewhat dubiously, but they sold milk sure enough, and I was quickly enjoying my pint. And then the old woman came in, too, and seeing [ had nothing to eat with the milk began her cry of Cake cake, Sir, nice cakes in shop," in the most coaxing tone imagin- able, and when wreathed in seductive smile she began to pat me on the back. I had to gulp down my laughter and milk together, and bid the com- pany a respectful but a rapid farewell. Along the rest of the way to Barmouth I en- countered only two other individuals. One was, to my great astonishment, a policeman. What, in in Wales could a policeman want where there were no people, I wondered I thought I would hurry up and ask him the question. But he seemed afraid of me. He quickened his pace, too, and presently turned up a by-lane and disappeared. Do I sleep •? Do I dream" was my mental exclamation. Had I seen a phantom in her Majesty's buttons, or was the worthy constable onlv a little timid at the intrusion of the public upon his lonely beat ? The problem is still un- solved. Bat possibly he was merely an unsociable Saxon, for my next encounter was with a true Welshman with all the vivacity and sympathetic friendliness of his race. He was in his best creasad black clothes and a silk hat, evidently on his way to some important social function. I asked the way to Barmouth. He seemed delighted to have an opportunity to exercise his English, as well as to be gracious to ia stranger, and began a really dignified and voluble, though rather in- coherent, oration a Look here, now, Sir. I will tell you all about it now exactly." A minute description of the remaining four miles of road, he gave me: winding up with instructions for crossing the bridge from which the celebrated mountain prospect is to be had, for this," he de- clared, "You was only pay two pence, and you will haf a grrand rreview." Well. the review" was grand indeed, though I could only see the lower half of it on arrival at the bridge the mist had rolled like a curtain halfway up the mountain sides and far inland, as the great estuary narrowed, rank behind rank of these Titanic warriors stood disclosed. BARMOUTH itself glistened beautifully under its canopy of mist; and I adjudged it instantly the prettiest of all the towns I had so far seen. Nor was my judgment altered on closer in- spection. Even the shock I experienced on finding: that some of the^curios"->I was about to purchase as a memento of my visit bore the withering inscription Made in Germany" -—even that could not remove the impression that Barmouth was a beautiful, clean, and altogether delightful spot. I passed through the town and, regaining the shore, after resting and bathing my feet, walked along the sands for about a mile and a half. Then I found the road again, and calcu- lated that I should reach Harlech by about seven in the evening. Now I am going to interpolate a story for the truth of which I can vouch, amd which my readers will excuse though it by rights has no place in the notes of my tramp. It was precisely in this locality, between Barmouth and Harlech, that two ladies, one of whom is now a resident in Barry, were travelling when it happened that in the same railway compartment as themselves there was a man decidedly the worse for liquor. The two ladies, whom it is only bare justice to describe as .distinctly handsome in personal appearance, were strict teetotallers and they felt the reverse of com- fortable when this tipsy man insisted on pointing cut to them what he considered the special beauties of the scenery, With womanly wit, hoping the remark might prove a word in season, one of the ladies said that this was indeed such a place as must have been in the hymn-writer's mind, Where every prospect pleases, And only man is vile. The man, to use a vulgarism, twigged it at once. He retreated in silence to the furthest corner of the compartment, and in a few minutes showed he wasn't too drunk for some kind of self-defence by the following audible reflection ;—" Well, I've travelled in America and in France, and in Ger- many. and all over the country, but I never did meet two such ugly, disagreeable old women any- where." And I met a strange man here, too. Just after passing through the picturesque village of lilanbedr I came upon him—a wild-looking drover, chewing tobacco and limping, uttering heavy groans at every few paces. He hurried after me, and, apparently, took me for a quack doctor, for he said, Can you not give me something for my rheumatics ?" I felt flattered at such confidence, and at once recommended salicylate of soda writing the name on a piece of paper for him. Then he opened his heart, and told me all about himself. He had been all his life in that district until a. few years ago, when, by some rash vsnture, te became a bankrupt. Then he went to America, and by hard work, in a little time earned money enough to come back and pay off all his creditors. The man was not boasting. He was not rich, but loved his native land, and was now a cattle dealer. Beasts were cheap. You could get them for nearly nothing he assured me. And he knew every ineh of the countryside. Do you see that church," he said. pointing to a little structure some 5QO yards off the road that is the oldest church in the country; the first church that there ever was it belongs to the ancient days. I listened in awe-stricken silence. .And then I had to smile when lie began to pile it on further in an approach to exact chronology, That Church. I tell you, is before Christ; 0 yes. long, before Christ." He also told me, what I suppose is not altogether fable, about the whole of the Bay of Cardigan having being at one time dry land inhabited by a thriving population and guarded against the 8e3 by walls and gates, until in a mad freak the gates were opened and the lande utterly delated in a night by Seithen^u. the drunkard." "And ho;v far are we now from Harlech ?' I asked. 0, I will shew you Harlooh in a miatue," be said mysteriously, and, truly, in a minute we rounded a coiner in the road, and with the exclamation, There's Harlech," he waved his hand over the most perfect landscape picture I had ever beheld. The waters of a vast bay sparkled in the setting sun. On the far horizon, where the opposite orm of the bay gradually vanished in the haze, rose huge mountain tops, clear now of mist save where here and there a long, white, fleecy strip would linger (in a fashion that suggested cloud necktied, rather than "cloud-capped," I ruminated); and then, as the eye traced the curve of the shore dotted with towns and villages, it rested on the foreground immediately below us. a sandy level waste, rising abruptly in cliffs for two hundred feet, where high above all on a precipitous mass of rock stood Harlech Castle, a four square towered and turreted keep, hardly ruined enough to look like a ruin at a little distance—so delicate and romantic was the effect of this old castle upon the scene that one would hardly have been surprised to see some gentle knight come pricking on the plain, Yclad in mighty arms and sit ver." My companion pointed to a little cot built of rough mountain stone on the steep hill-side. There," he said, Is my ancestral home." My father was born there and I was born there and now my wife and children are there waiting for me. And I must go. So good-day to you. Sir, so long." Then I moved on into the little town, and after wandering for an hour about the walls and grounds of the C.istle, thinking of the Men of Harlech, who arc said on one occasion to have slain six thousand Saxon foes at its gates, I found a tidy little temperance hotel, where I was made quite comfortable for the night. (To he contimwd.)
THE CARPENTERS' STRIKE AT MERTHYR. A SETTLEMENT ARRIVED AT. After a duration of six weeks, the strike of operative carpenters and joiners at Merthyr has at last been settled, those masters who had stood out having, at a meeting held at the New Inn on Monday night, consented to grant the 7!d. an hour which the men demanded. Work was re- sumed on Tuesday.
BRUTAL ATTACK AT PENTYRCH. RUFFIANS WELL PUNISHED. At the Ystrad Police-court on Monday three rough-looking youths, named Thomas Gowry, Thomas Rees, and William Raygen, were charged (before Mr. T. P. Jenkins, Alderman W. Morgan, and Dr. H. X. Davies) with brutally assaulting a man named Davies, at Pentyrch, on Sunday afternoon. It appears that the prosecutor was leisurely walking along the tramroad when these youths came up and cruelly beat him. Gowry and Regan threw him down, and then the three kicked him unmercifully about the head and body. His two eyes were closed, and the skin of his eyebrows was hanging over, while a piece of his nose was also torn off. Gowry was sentenced to four months' imprisonment, Regan to three, and Rees to two—all with hard labour.
SOUTH WALES COAL TRADE. <>• THE SLIDING SCALE. MASS MEETING OF ABERDARE COLLIERS. It will be recollected that at the beginning of the year a new Sliding Scale for the regulation of colliery workmen's wages came into force, and that the reduction in the basis, or standard, took place, amounting to 73 per cent. in the wages. 1 Since then other reductions eventuated in accordance with the working of the scale, and first the house- coal workmen took the matter up, and finally the delegates representing house and steam coal work- men, decided to give the employers notice to ter- minate the Sliding Scale at the end of the year. It was further arranged that a ballot should be taken at the collieries, as to whether the workmen were in favour of doing away with the Sliding Scale altogether and joining the Miners' Federation of Great Britain, or of continuing the principle of the Sliding Scale, with an amended Sliding Scale (if it could be obtained), and of strengthening the local organisation. With this ballot in view, a mass meeting of the workmen of the Aberdare Valley was called on Monday at the Aberdare Market Hall, by theMerthyr and Aberdare Miners' District, to hear explanations as to the position, before the workmen were called upon to vote upon such momentous questions. Mr. David Edmunds Lewis, Trecynon, occupied the chair, and it was computed there were 4,000 workmen present.—Mr. J.. B. Jones, Plymouth, Merthyr, in his address, produced figures which showed that the present Sliding Scale was better was better than the old system of fighting the employers, for the regula- tion of wages. He mentioned that during 1871-2-3 the average selling price of coal was something like 23s. per ton, but wages did not then go up much more than they had done lately under a scale, and when coal did not fetch an average price of more than 13s. or 14s. per ton.—Mr. Thomas Richards, secretary of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Miners' Federation, and a member of the Sliding-scale Committee, also contended that the workmen would injure their position very much if they joined the Federation of Great Britain and gave up the Sliding-scale. He did not believe the Sliding Scale they had at present was a just one, but he argued that even the present Sliding Scale gave them greater benefits than membership in the Federation of Great Britain would confer.— Mr. David Morgan, miners' agent, spoke to a similar effect in Welsh, and stated that although he considered the-present scale unsatisfactory, it was the duty of the workmen to consider whether they would benefit themselves by doing away with it altogether. He believed that by joining the Federation of Great Britain the workmen would be put in a worse position. Besides, hequestioned whether they were morally right in seeking to monopolise the coal trade of the whole country without consideration for the position of others who have to live as well as themselves. They must recollect that although they as miners formed a large bulk of the working men they were dependent upon others to use the coal which they were paid to raise, and that without orders from other people their coal was useless. And who consumed their coal? The railway servants, the people in the kitchen, the firemen at sea., and the iron and cotton manufac- turers, who had as much right to say they would not buy their coal unless they could obtain it for so much as they (the miners) had to say they wanted so much for it. It was their duty as miners, therefore, to consider there were other people in the world who had the same right to live as they had. and the best principle they could adopt, even for their own sakes, was the principle of free trade, which had been in vogue for so many years past. He wished those men who represented the Federation of Great Britain when they came amongst them would say what was true (which was not always the case). He knew of some of them boasting in Wales that their Society was worth £ 500,000, but he knew it was impossible for that to be so. The Federation was not established more than three or four years ago, and supposing their members num- bered 150,000, they had not for some time been near 100,000, and the average per annum would be not more than 100,000. And according to their payments in, which were at the rate of Is. every four weeks per member, their subscriptions would be not more than £ 2i">0,000 during the whole period, and he knew that one-half of it, or more, had gone in expenses of strikes and law. costs. So, at the most, if they were to search into the records of their Lodges and District Funds—for they had no Central Fund—he ventnred to sav it would be found they had not more than £ 130,000 with all their boasting He would urge the Welsh miners to be very careful what they were doing, because he knew from experience that many of the English miners were jealous of the Welsh people because they had coal of such superior quality.—It was evident from the manner in which the remarks of the speakers were received that the meeting was in sympathy with the idea of keeping on the scale, if it could be amended. It wap explained, however, by Mr. David Morgan that it was not intended to pass any resolution. The object of the meeting was to bring matters before them so that they might be fully informed on the question, which would be decided by the forthcoming ballot. He did not want them to bind themselves there by resolution that day, but to think of what was stated thero upon that occasion, and to act accordingly.—A vote of thanks to the chairman and speakers brought the proceedings to a con- j clusion.
BRIDGEND PETry SESSIONS. I SATURDAY.—Before Mr. R. W. Llewellyn (chair- man), Mr. C. P. Davies, Mr.R. K. Pritchard, and Mr. W. R. L. Knight. DROPPING PUTRID FISH IN A LETTER BOX.— David Williams, collier, 5, Aber Houses, Nanty- moel, pleaded guilty to putting a putrid mackerel in a letter box at Price Town.—Mr. Scale prose- cuted. — The circumstances of the case were narrated in last week's South Wales Star. It was stated that lighted matches had been thrown into the same box and letters had been destroyed. It was not alleged that defendant had thrown the matches in. The Chairman said it had been a foolish, drunken freak on the part of the defen- dant, and the Bench hoped that after he had paid a fine of two pounds he would have had such a lesson that he would not repeat the offence. A TRIVIAL CASE.—Michael Power, Alma-street, Aberkenfig, was summoned for assault, under the following circumstances — William Welsh, labourer, Aberkenfig, said that on the 4th inst., between eight and nine o'clock, he went to see defendant's wife about some fowls. Defendant came and pushed him violently off the steps. He had never seen defendant before. Complainant's wife and daughter had bought a hen and chicks for 6s. from defendant's wife, and two days later she had sent the 6s. back and taken the hen and chicks. Defendant pleaded guilty to pushing complainant off his premises.—Margaret Sullivan having given evidence, the case was dismissed on payment of costs by the defendant. EVIDENCE 6F DEFENDANTS.—During the hear- ing of a case of assault the defendant made certain statements, and the clerk advised the Bench that they were at liberty to pay what attention to his remarks they thought fit. Mr. Stockwood added that at present the law did not allow defendants to be sworn, but very soon it would. BREACH OF BYE-LAWS—Mr. Comley r. Rural -Sanitary Authority. — Mr. Robert Leyshon, surveyor, Rural Sanitary Authority, said defen- dant had built two houses on the New-road, Porthcawl. Af: er they were inhabited on Thurs- day, 23rd June, he met defendant who said he was laying the pipes dov\n for the water. Witness said he would be there on Monday as he could only report the houses after the work was completed. On the Monday witness found that the two houses had been occupied. Defendant was laying the pipes down then.—Defendant said that he was guilty of the technical offences, but stated that the whole of the necessary arrange- ments for a good water supply had been carried out. The only offence he was guilty of was that he had given a verbal in- stead of a written notice to the surveyor.— The Magistrates' Clerk said that it was not lawful that any houses should be occupied unless written notice was given to the Sanitary Authority, stating that sufficient provision had been made for a supply of wholesome water. He supposed defendant's offence was that he had not given written notice.—The case was adjourned for a fortnight in order to allow Mr. Comley an oppor- tunity of appearing before the Board of Guardians to explain the matter. A FIRST OFFENCE.—Thomas Shepherd, banks- man, 22, Cymmer-road, Maesteg, was charged on remand with stealing drapery and clothing, value £ 5, the property of Joseph Lithgoll, travelling draper, 28, Park-street. Bridgend.—Prisoner having admitted taking one piece of flannelette, which he had returned, the Chairman said the Bench were willing to look upon it as the action of a drunken man, and would inflict a fine of £3. Robert Jones, Toncoed, Spelters, was charged with being concerned in the theft, but the magis- trates held that there was not the slightest evi- dence against him, and he was accordingly dis- missed. Ax ASSIZE CASE.—Patrick Austin, labourer. 14, Park-street, Maesteg. was charged on remand with unlawfully assaulting Gresrory Hamilton, labourer, 4, Maesteg-row, Maesteg. Prosecutor said that he was in the Talbot Arms last Tuesday. He should think he was there an hour or more. He went in at 3.45 p.m. Defendant entered the room with others. There were a great many in the tap-room. Defendant asked him to sing a, song, but he refused at first. After a bit witness sang, and then de- fendant wanted to fight him. Defendant did not strip, and he (witness) said he did not want to have anything to do with him. He had never been in delendant's company. Defendant then struck him down and jumped on him. The blow struck him on the head. Witness fell on his back, and before he could get up defendant jumped right on top of his face. Defendant was wearing boots. Witness got a couple of kicks on the head from defendant which stunned him—one kick on the head and one on the arm. His arm was now all black. He had not worked since, and had been attended by a doctor who had dressed the wounds daily, and had had to stitch his lip and cheek. Defen- dant said he would fight him or anyone else down in the bottom.—James Mahoney, labourer, Maesteg- row, gave corroborative evidence, and added that the song was not an offensive one.—Defendant made a statement, but the magistrates committed him for trial at the Assizes.
THE SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A PON TYCYMMER TRUSTEE. PRISONER COMMITTED FOR TRIAL. At Bridgend Petty Sessions on Saturday, George Brammar. collier, Pontycymmer, was charged on remand with uttering two forged cheques, value £ 33, the property of the Garw Fychan Rick Fund. The opening statement of Mr. T. J. Hughes appeared in last week's South Wales Star. In the absence of Mr. Hughes Mr. Scale prose- cuted.—William Davies, collier, Pontyrhyl, said that he worked at the Garw Fychan Colliery. The men there passed resolutions forming a sick club. Witness and prisoner were appointed at a meeting of the men on the top of the works. No minutes of the meetings were kept. Evan Hopkins was the treasurer of the club then. He had never signed the cheques produced. He could neither read nor write, and had not authorised prisoner to sign the cheques for him. Prisoner drew the money out of the bank without his knowledge and consent. He found out that prisoner had drawn the money out of the bank about a fortnight after he had left the neighbour- hood. The men who were in the club had not received any of the money from the prisoner.—Mr. G. Martin Verity, clerk at the Bank of Wales, Bridgend, said an account was opened with their bank in the names of George Brammar and William Davies. as trustees of the Garw Fychan Fund. Pontycymmer. The amount to credit of the account was £33 6s. 10d. Witness gave £10 out of the fund to prisoner on March 5th, when he filled up the body of a cheque for that amount. The cheque purported to be signed by the two trustees—George Brammar and W. Davies. Prior to witness writing the cheque out prisoner had called at the bank in Bridgend and produced the bank-book, and said he wished to withdraw £10. After filling up the cheque witness gave it to prisoner, and told him that it would require the signature of William Davies. The cheque wa& presented, and cashed by witness some time later on the same day.—The Prisoner I won't contradict you but speak the truth.—The Chairman You will have your opportunity later on.—Witness said that no conversation passed between him and prisoner when the cheque was cashed. It was the custom of the bank to get the signature book signed by depositors who had current accounts, but they did not obtain the sig- nature of persons who deposited money on interest. On March 30 prisoner presented another cheque for £ 23, dated March 29, and he cashed it, paying the money to George Brammar. He thought the money was paid to Brammar. but he could not swear that.—Asked if he had any questions to ask the witness, prisoner said he supposed it would have to go further, and he would ask witness questions then. It was no use occupying the time of the magis- trates then.—William Nicholas Howells said that on March 29 last he was at the branch of the bank at Pontycymmer. On that day defendant came into the bank and asked for a blank cheque, bring- ing the pass-book. Witness gave him a cheque, and prisoner said he wished to have it signed that night at the meeting. Witness filled in the body of the cheque for twenty-three pounds at the request of prisoner. On the next day, March 30th, witness was in the office of the bank at Bridgend, but did not see prisoner there. Prisoner said they were going to close up the fund at the meeting on March 29th.—Prisoner did not ask any ques- tions.—Evan Hopkins, collier, Railway-terrace, Pontycymmer, said that he was treasurer of the fund, and had paid the monies into the bank with the trustees. The money paid in was £33 6s. 8d. It was by mistake that David's name had been given to the bank as Davies. It was not true that there had been any talk of closing the club. Prisoner was not authorised to take the money out of the bank. He discovered that he had drawn the money about a fortnight after he had left. There was no record in writing of the re- solutions appointing the trustees and treasurer. The £ 33 6s. 8d. belonged to the fund, and prisoner had no authority to draw it. The men had not received a halfpenny of the money drawn out of the bank by prisoner.—Prisoner, asked if he had any questions to ask the witness, replied Not yet."—Police-sergeant William Martin said that he received information of the alleged offence of prisoner on the 13th April last, and gave a description of the prisoner to the police in different parts of the country. He went to prisoner's house and found that he had absconded. The police were not able to find his whereabouts until the 30th June when he was arrested at Tredegar. Witness went to Tredegar and read the warrant to the prisoner, who, in answer to the charge, said, I do not see what I have to say." On the way from Tredegar to Bridgend prisoner said, I will tell you why I got the money. I was pushed into a corner for money." He said that he went and got ten pounds and went on the drink. He thought he would be able to place the ten pounds in the bank again, but that. whilst affected with drink, he went and got the other twenty-three pounds. Prisoner added that he thought he had the D.T.'s at the time. He said that whilst he was drinking he did not think anything at all about it, but when he gave over drinking then he realised his position, and he thought it better to give himself up. Prisoner said that he was on his way home for that purpose.—In reply to Mr. Scale, Police-sergeant Martin said that would be about three months after the £ 23 had been taken. Continuing his evidence, Police sergeant Martin said prisoner told him he got the cheques from the bank, and as the money was there in both names that he signed them. He thought he would not have done so upon any consideration if he had been all right at the time. He said drink caused him to do it altogether.—Prisoner was committed to the assizes.
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