ELECTIONS IN THE COUNTIES. ♦ POLLING RESULTS IN GLAMORGAN. Polling took place on Monday for the triennial election of members of the Gla- morgan County Council. When tihe retiring council was elected three years ago there were 66 councillors and 22 aldermen. Later Merthyr Tydfil became a county borough, and eight councillors' seats were vacated. Laiter still, under an order of the Local Government Board, there had been a re- arrangement of seats, eigili,t new electoral divisions being carved out of pre-existing divisions, so that the number of councillors now to be elected is 66, the same as three years ago. The number of aldermen was not affected by the separation of Merthyr. Nearly two-thirds of the electoral divisions in the county escaped the turmoil of a con- tested election, no fetor than 41 councillors securing an unopposed return. Of these seven were Conservatives, 29 Liberals, and five Labour. ABERAVON *John Morgan Smith (Ind.) 729 Jonah Charles (Lab.) 337 Majority 398 ABERDARE—BLAENGWAWR. Gwilym Alexander Treharne (L.) 696 •John Howell (L.) 624 Majority 72 ABE&DABiE—GADLTS. t T. Walter Williams (L.) 838 Wfllianl Thomas Harris (L.) 136 Majority 702 BABGOED. Rev. D. L. Evans (L.) 729 Walter Lewis (Lab.) 611 Majority 118 Liberal gain from Independent. BAlmY DOCK. •James Jones (L.) 888 F. T. Moesford (O.) 311 Majority 577 PHILLY. Joseph Hbwells (L.) 778 Josiah Morgan (Ind. L.) 641 Majority 137 A new division. CWVA VON. *Henry Davies (Lab.) 747 Moeee Thomas (L.) 433 Majority 314 DIN AS POWIS. -Oliver H. Jones, J.P. (C.) 527 D. R. Morgan (I,.) 405 Majority 122 DYLAIS VALLEY. Daniel Daniel (L.) 609 .L. D. Howell (L.) 378 George Jones (Lab.) 185 HENGOED. W. D. Uoyd (Ind.) 616 Alderman Prosser (L.) 315 Majority 301 A new division. JIMOR. *Colonel Henry Lewis (C.) 1,035 D. Morgan Bees (L.) 379 majority 666 LLANDAFF Colonel Forrest (C.) 959 William Evans (L.) 544 Majority 415 LLANDILO-TAL YBONT Bees Harris (L.) 764 J. R. Watkins (L.) 218 Majoritiy 546 IIAEJSTEG CAEBAU AND NANTTFFTLLON. Vernon Hartshorn (Lab.) 933 John Roderick (L.) 171 Majority 762 A new division MA IVAG-E.&eT AND WEOT. *j^r 3>av:ieiB CD 1.067 J. T. Giibbon (L.) Majority »< MABGAM. DaTid CInd.). 973 •wes Llewellyn (Lab.) 941 Majority 32 Independent gains Liberai mat. MWTOTAIN A-SH-ABERCYNON. Dr. Isaac Morris (I.) 7'09 James Evans (L.) „ cno May (Lab.) 461 FONTLOTT YN. 7°, (L.) 563 J. Ji. Jones (laid.) „ 533 Majority 30 RMIMDA-PEXTRE. •E. T. Daviee (L.) one J. B. Prioe CL.) 476 Majority 520 BHONDDA—POETH. William Evans (L.) oon John Hughes (iib.) S Majority 609 A division. TOTAL YFERA. •John Griffiths (Lab ) CM Edgar Bees (LakT IS D. w. Da™* (l.) — COTTY. •Wm. Evans (L.) 571 H. Eynion Lewis (L. j 286 Majority 285 POETHOAWL. Rev. W. J. Phillim (T,) 573 J. I. D. Nioholl (Ind.) 502 Majority 71 8KEOTT. 1 •John Davies (L.) 355 Thomas Hopkins (LttibJ Z.3.. 300 Majority 55 OOWEB. w w ^rd°n (Ind ) 561 W. H. Davies (Lab.) 496 Majority 65
MONMOUTHSHIRJFI. ARBRiRABGOBD. W. S. Noah (L.) 397 B. Walters (C.) J. 365 Majority 32 AMERSYCHAN-<MqTRAJ[,. *W. Lewis (Ind.) W. Biaokmotre (Lab.) ^3 Majority Majority 47 ABEBSYOHAN—NOBTTH. •W. P. James (L.) W. 0. Watkins (Lab.) 3^ Majority 31 IT Y. •W. B. Harrison (L.) 680 William Davies (lab.) -"11" 621 Majority ft.) HEDWHLLTY—EAST. •WSlljam Hanoook (Lab.) MJ5 Sydney Godwin (Ind.) 355 Ipaiarity z. 10 BLlAENA VON—CENTRAL. W. L. Coobe (Lob.) w D. Watkins (Ind. Lab.) 225 Majoriiy 62 asmBWXNT. •8. L. Baker (CJ 359 Thos. Baaham (L.) Majority 20S CWMTTLLERY. *1. J. "Vritlaans <L) m T. H. MyMon ,(Lab.) Majority 86 ■BSW TALE—NOBfTH-CENTRA r. •Darid Jones (L.) «h J. Barker (Lab.) 244 Majority 3Zl paw VALE—SOUTH-OENTBAL. •A- Jones (K) J. Ouneron (CJ 3^ Majority -(!) i JlBBW VALE—SOUTH. *S. H. Williams (L.) 618 George Williams (Lab.) 445 Majority jy BCHPA. *8- J. Richards (L.) 337 Laramiy (Lab.) 241 Mlajority 89 HAierABNAM. 811. If-wnenoe (a) 581 S. HsrdW (L.) 462 129 BA4K3SL Wlllianw to.) 269 W. B. Baker (C.) 152 Majority H7 ICAWffGLO AND BLATNA—CENTRAL. Baniel Minton (Lab.) 445 *Sob, Anderson Gstrduer (L.) 336 M*Jo,*taL 109 labow swish NANTYGLO AND BLAINA—NOBTH. John Davies (L.) 443 Moses Williams (Lab.) .————. 332 Majority 1U PANTEG- WEST. *A. 1. R. Butler (0.) 318 J. B/oeie (L.) 264 Majority .u. 114 PONTYPOOL. J. Pa ton (C.) S194 Probyn (L) 340 Majority 54 Conservative gain. RHYMNEY-NORTH. Reee Harris (L.) 482 D. W. Davies (Lab.) 328 Majority 154 SIX BELLS. James Telia (L.) 412 *A. 0. Willis (Lab.) 324 Majority 88 Liberal grain. TREDEGAR—SIEHOWY. James Meyrick (Lab.) 519 Thomas Lewis (L.) 344 )faiority 175 LLANHILLETH. Mi-(-Iha,el Gorman (L.) 362 Herbert J. Stone (Lab.) 94 Majority 268 NEWBRIDGE. *John Monks (L.) 727 John Reee (Lab.) 157 Majority 570
CARMARTHENSHIRE. Polling took place In Carmarthenshire on Saturday for the election of members to the county council. In this body there are 53' members. Thirty seven were returned unopposed, and there were sixteen contests. In the unopposed returns there were six Conservatives (including the Mayor of Llan- dovery, Mr. J. C. Vaugbom PrySe-Rioe, who put up.as an Independent), 29 Liberals, one Labour (Mr. Joseph Roberta, Llanelly), and one Independent (Dr. R. L. Thomas. Whit- land). The sixteen contests have resulted in the return of six Conservatives (including Mr. Delme Davies-Evans for Llanegwad and Mr. A. Stephens for Kidwelly, who each fought as Independents), eight Liberals, and one Labour, and there is one disputed return. The Conservatives have gained four seatB- Llandovery (unopposed), Kidwelly, Llan- arthney, and Llanflhangel-ar-Arth—and the Liberals two—Carmarthen Lower (Eastern Ward) and Laugharne. With regard to the aldermen, nine are now retiring (all Liberals), and eight others (seven Liberals and one Conservative) retire in 1913. The following is, therefore, the present constitution of the council, excluding the aldermen who are now retiring: — Conservative councillors 12 Conservative aldermen 1 13 Liberal councillors 37 Liberal aldermen 7 44 Labour councillors 2 Independent councillor 1 Total 60 This, with the disputed return in Pembrey and the nine aldermen who are retiring, wil4 make up the total council of 70 members. BERWICK. .David Harry (L.) 265 H. J. Hopkins (L.) 229 Majority 36 CARMARTHEN, LOWER DIVISION (EASTERN WABD). Dr. Denzel Harries (L.) 244 *T. E. Brigstooke (C.) 240 Majority 4 Liberal gain. OABMAETHEN, LOWER DIVISION (WESTEBN WARD). •John Lewis (L.) 157 J B. Arthur (C.) 147 Majority 10 QBNABTH. John Lewis (L.) 261 Jobn Bo wen (L.) 22S Majority 38 CJILYOWM. .Rowland Evan Williams (L.) 231 Daniel Lewis (L.) 101 Majority 130 KIDWELLY. Alfred Stephens (Ind.) 322 •Samuel Harries Anthony (L.) 270 Majority 52 Independent gain. LAUGHABNE. J. D. Morse (L.) 243 .W H. Dempster (C.) 153 Majority 9C Liberal gain. LLANARTHNEY. W. J. Thomas (C ) 382 Dr. Parr Davies (L.) 309 Maioiity 73 Conservative gain. LLANEGWAD. Delme Davies Evans (Ind.) 267 Thomas Lewis (L.) 246 Majority 21 LLANDEBIE. Davi-I Davies (L.) ¥.J The Rev. P. Evans (L.) 352 Majority 1C1 LLANELLY, DIVISION 2. •John Simlett (Lab.) 28J I Brinley R Jones (L.) 197 Majority 63 LLANELLY, DIVISION 3. .Wm. David. J.P. (L.) 119 T. P. Jones (C.) 135 Majority 44 IiLANFniAN G-EL-AR-ARTH. Thomas Bees Jones (OJ 248 Thomas Barrett (L.) 198 Majority jjfl. Conservative gain. LLANQELEE. Thomas Thomas (CL) "318 David Jones (L.) 314 Majority 4 PEMBREY (NORTH). -James Howel Bees (L.) 301 Thomas Evans Davies (LaJb.) 301 PEMBREY (SOUTH). -George Eynon Bowen, J.P. (CO 406 Richard Thomas Hammond (L.) 332 Majority 74
TIE IN RADNOR. PARTIES EQUAL IN THE NEW COUNCIL. Polling took place on Saturday in sixteen of the twenty-four electoral divisions of the county of Radnor. The Conservatives won in seven cases, a pin of four seats, and the Liberals won in nine oases, a gain Of two seats. There were five Conservative unopposed returns and three Liberal, so that each party has now twelve amfe-a, tie. There are eight aldermen, six being Liberal amd two Conservative. The four aldermen retiring this year axe all Liberals, and, omitting these, the present constitution of the council is- Conservative councillors 12 Conservative aldermen 2 -14 Liberal councillors 12 Liberal aldermen 2 -14 The Conservative unopposed returns were: lalambadernfsw-r, Llanyre, Lkuneaiatfraed- Owtmdi&uddfwr, Aiberediw, and COsyro (5). The Liberal unopposed returns irere: Knaghiton (Urban), Llanbdster. and Rhayader- (3). OLD RA-DNOR. Dr. Richard Harding (C.) 124 •J. W. Stephens (L.) 59 Majority 65 Conservative gain. N33W BADNOB. Thomas Lewis (0.) — 88 John Kinsey (L.) 78 Majority 10 Conservative grain. GLADESTRY. R,ev. J. R. Pryce (O.) 61 J. H. Lloyd (L.) 41 Majority 20 PRESTEIGN. ¡ Whatmore Green Price (C.) 123 •Biohard Rogers (L.) 119 Majority 4 Conservative gain. WHITFON AND NORTON. •Sir Powlett Mill bank (C.) 55 Thomas Arthur Price (L.) 55 There being a tie, the returning oiffcer gave .leer gave has casting vote in favour of Sir P. Millbank. OIiASBUBY. F. G. Morgan (C.) az *C. Powell (L.) ao Majority g Confiervative gain- 4 DIS&ERTH. *H. Brain ThomE6s (C.) na William Prothero (L.) 75 Majority 43 PAINSCASTLE. Thomas Davies (L.) E. Audrey Thomas (C.) — Majority 19 ST. HARMON'S. Evan Davies (L.) — Vaughan Pricfcard (C.) Majority 9 Liberal gain. LLANDEGLEY. *J. L. Vaughan (L.) 88 W. D. Duggan (C.) 64 Majority 24 FARRINGTON. J. B. Goodwin (L.) 78 W. H Sprott (C.) 29 Majori-ty .ou.. 49 LLANBADARNFYN YDD. J. Griffiths (L.) *John Evans (C.) Majority 3 -L.ioeral gain. LLANDRINDOD. •Joseph Hurst (L.) 255 Robert Page (C.) 191 Majority 64 BEGICILD-Y. J. Beavan (L.) — T. Harris (C.) — Majorily 11 BLEDDFA. *W. Roberta (L.) — A. Moseley (C.) Majority 55 NANTMEL. Edward WSHiams (L.X. — R. IS (.0.) — Majority 27
CARDIGAN. Polling took place in Cardagian on Tuesday for the election of members of the oouraty council. ABERYSTWYTH—WARD 1. 'Captain Doughton (L.) 191 J. T. Davies (C.) 125 Majority 66 ABERYSTWYTH—WARD 2. *D. C. Roberts (L.) 189 *D. C. Roberts (L.) 189 C. P. Lloyd (C.) 129 Majority 60 ABtERYSTWYTH—WABD 3. "Robert Ellis (L.) 230 Randolph Fear (C.) 156 Majority 74 ABERYSTWYTH—WARD 4. •Captain Fossett Roberts (0.) 318 B. Taylor Lloyd (L.) 196 Majority 122 LLANDYSSUL-NORTH. Josiah Jones (L.) 151 .Jenkin Jones (C.) 78 Majority 73 i, Liberal gain. r LLANDYSSUL—SOUTH. -Rev. T. A. Thomas (L,) 217 Charles Lloyd (C.) 178 > Majority 39 LLANGBANOG. Thomas Jones (L.) 83 Samuel Jones (L.) 67 Majority 16 ABERA YRON. *E. Lima Jones (L.) 203 Henry Davies (C.) 69 Majority 134 LLANFIHANGEL YSTRAD. J. Jones (L.) 169 .Walter Davies (L.) 162, Majority "7 LLANBADABN FAWE. Major J. J. Bonsall (C.) 162 Edwin Morris (L.) 100 Majority 62 LLANMNTFFITAED. Dr., Jenkyn (L-) 156 J. L. Rowlands (C.) 73 Majority 183 LI-ANEHYSTYD. Morga-n James (C.) 137 E. J. Evans ',1..) 125 Majority 12 LLEDROD. Daniel L. Jones (L.) 154 The Rev. John Owen (L.) 98 Majority 56 TALIESIN. 'Dr Jamas (L.) 152 Dr. Williams (C.) 50 Majority 102 YSBYTTY-YSTWTTH. T. Morga,n (L.) 90 Morris Davies (C.) 59 Majority 31 —
BOY SCOUTS' FIELD DAY. t GENERAL BADEN-POWELL AT CARDIFF. Despite the uncertainty which prevailed as to the time of his arrival, there was a large attendance of the public at Cardiff Great Western Railway Station on Monday to welcome General Baden-Powell. The general, who was accompanied by his aide-camp, was |UETTTEXANT-G-BN. SIB B S. S. BADEN POWE1X- )' attired in mufti, and the crowd had hardly time to recognise him before Major-general Lee, the commissioner for the Boy Soout I movement in the Cardiff district, directed t him through the subway from No. 3 Platform to a landaai which was waiting in the statiori approaoh to convey him to 'his hotel. Outside the Riverside Station the crowd tmlmediately recognised the general, and raised a hearty round of cheers, which the gallant hero of t Mafeking smilingly acknowledged. As he s drove away a general salute was given by a patrol of Boy ftcouts, who were assembled near the station. "WONDERFTIlILY PLEASED." There was a brilliant spectacle in CathayB Park when the general, accompanied by the Lord May- of Cardiff (Alder- man John Chappell, J.P.), inspected aboot 530 Boy Scouts from different parts of the east portion of Glamorgan. Troops turned cut in their vatri-coloured uniforms, and mo; t of them carried colours. On the general's arrival at the parade ground he was greeted by a general salute, the boys presenting staves at the command of Colonel Wilson. The boys were put through the March Past after inspection, musical selections being pro- vided during the manoeuvres by the band of i the 3rd Welsh Special Reserves. There were about 01,000 Persons present, and the company inside the roPes included Vis- count Tredegar, Lord Glanusi> and several other military officers. The General, in his address to the Scouts, expressed himself as being wonderfully l'pleased with their turnout, and said he was very glad to find that most of them were wearing proficiency badges. There were four present, too. who wore medals for life-saving. It only showed that they were playing the game properly. 8r«neral was greatly impressed with the whistling rocket which was given by the boys at the close of the parade, and which is an invention of Colonel Wilson. --=
I NOISE OF THE RINK: I COMPLAINTS ABOUT ROLLER SKATING. An a/ction alleging that the sound of roller seating is a nuiea/nce to those who live nea* w br»™ht M,. jX*1™ London °n Tuesday. The owners of three houses in Josephine-a^mie Brixton> gou^ht an inju^tiOTi against the Brixton skatil)g. Rink (Limited). Mr- ^a^ce, K.C., in op€ain the case, mentioned the TOtirmurijin- noi^" made by roller skaites on a wooden floor. Mr. Francis Weston, a suTr«y<>r, called' on behalf of tihe plaintiffs, aa*} that the noise was like that .of heavy grinding machinery., it was continuous. Deaonibing the various noises that he had heard, Mr. Weston said he oould detect the sound of skaters tumbling. There was a double caetanet noise when they fell. Miss Constance Slate* in the service of the Post Office, and liv-ilkg Nvith her father in Joseptone^a^enue, described the noise of the skatinig as "the sound of the waves on the seashore." She liked to eleep with her windows open, but ocmld not do so on account of the noise from the rink. Mr. Joseph William Baansden, the next witness, said that he lived near the rink. Not heong in good health, I wanted a nice quiet neighbourhood. My doctors ordered perfect rest. The noise of the rink kept me awabo- The only two rooms we cam use now are sA the front of the hoose."
| FUNERAL OF DOWAGRR LADY KENSINGTON. 111 .ii n, .1 I,. r .1,1 The Dowager Lady Kensington was laid to restt in S&. Bride's Chnrohyajxi on Wed- sesday. Oar photografph shows tbw- ewwnw of the ohirrah. The Calbo cross indwal" where the late Lord Ewnsliiiigtioin is boziieid. ønd tx>~tbe riigih8c f-of tihcvt wtibe nMoomtestt of the eldest son CbDotiher of the paseeerab peer) who fedl in, the Sooth Atrkwm war. EPtooto, S. E. Griffiths.
ADVICE TO MINISTERS. + MRS. LLOYD-GEO-UGE AT FREE CHURCH CONFERENCE. The business of the National Council of Evangelical Pree Churches opened at Hull on Tuesday, when addresses were delivered by the Rev. Evan Jones, the retiring presi- dent, and the Rev. J. H. Jowett (Birming- ham), the newly-appointed president. The council was 8ICoorded a civic welcome by the sheriff of Hull and representatives of the various religious societies. A resolution of welcome was received from Oanon Lambert, Bural Dean of Hull, on behalf of the Chapter and Rural Deanery, while a similar message was received from the Hull Roman Catholic Federation, and a message of greeting from the Swedish Free Church Congress, Sfook- holm. The Bev. J. H. Jowett, who took for bis subject Ministry of t/he Word," urged that ministers must preach more upon great things of the Scripture. They must grapple with big things, avoiding fierce sensation- alism—a peril already art their gates, in some quarters a menace—and also steer clear of cold officialism and dkitatoriaJiem. They interested, but did not convince. They offered entertainment, but did not amaze with the overwhelming glory of God. He deprecated startling advertisement, irre- verent prayers, and pno £ a>ne words in preach- ing. At the afternoon session the secretary pre- sented the Federation report, showing that the movement now numbers 1,000 councils. It was seconded by Mrs. Lloyd George, who met with a. great reception. She remarked that it was the business of every Church organisation to assist those im need, the dis- tressed and the fallen. Sir J. Oompton Rickefat, M.P.. in moving tihe financial report, denied that the work of the counoil was politioal work.
ABERYSTWYTH COLLEGE NEW HOSTEL. The authorities of the University College, Aberystwyth, have juist purchased the vicarage in Llanbadam-road, and, it is understood, will convert it into a hostel for students. The house is eituated on an exten- sive site which adjoins the athletic ground reoently presented to the college by, Mr. I>aviee, M.P,
nS,500 DAMAGES. .■ SOAP FIRM'S SUIT AGAINST NEWSPAPERS. In the Court of Session, Edinburgh, on Tuesday Lord Guthrie and a Jury resumed the trial of the action by Messrs. Ogston and Tennant, soap manufacturers, Glasgow aind Aberdeen, against the Daily Record," Glasgow (Limited), for defamation. The jury found for plaintiffs, awarding £ 9,000 damages against the "Daily Record." The action against the Associated News- papers was settled by defendants paying1 £4.500 and expenses. In his charge to the jury Lord Guthrie said the case made was that defendants admitted the articles contained slander, and therefore, were not matter of fair comxment. but they said the slanders were directed against Mr. Lever, and Mr. Lever-had been handsomely paid. The jury would keep in view that they were not dealing with a single slashing article. They were dealing with a succession of articles. The two im- portant questions were-Were the plaintiffs charged with selling short weight? and Were they charged with the paasing off of trust goods as non-trust goods. The jury were absent 80 minutes consider- ing- their verdict.
NARBERTH WORKHOUSE PROBLEMS. At the NiaTberth Board of Guardians meet- ing there were 22 applicants for the posts of workhouse master and matron, which remained vacant owing to the refusal of the Local Government Board to sanction the appointment made some time ago of the porter and his wife to the offices. It will be remembered that at the last meeting the Local Government Board inspector attended the board, and advised the guardians to appoint someone with administrati ve capacity and experience of workhouse routine. William E. Bowen and wife. Shore- ditch Workhouse, porter and portress, were appointed. With reference to tihe vacant medical of&cership, the appointment to whidh the Local. Government Board alao declined to sanction, the gueurdiams have addressed a letter to the board asking for a public inquiry into the allegations. The Local Government Board have merely acknowledged reogipt e- t
RECORD BY MR. JUSTICE COLMRIDGB. ESTIMATE OF FORTY-FOUR PER CENT. HEAVY CALENDAR FROM GLAMORGAN. Mr. Justice Coleridge, in opening the Criminal Court at Glamorgan Assizes at Cardiff on Tuesday, said he regratted to tell the grand jury, of which Mr O. H. Jones was foreman, that the-re were over 100 prisoners "e into whose cases they were asked to inquire. The cases were not, perhaps, of the gravest character, though numerous. However, he couid not fielp observing, and he shou.ld not weary of pointing out, that a great propor- tion of the cases arose from drink. During the twelve months preceding January 1 of this year he had kept a careful record ot ali the criminal cases that had been lJDtI"l t before him, and he could tell tbem as a matter of fact that 44 out of every IT of these crimes would never have been com- mitted except for drink. It was not for him to point for remedies—his duty was fulfilled when he drew their attention to facts; but he need hardly point out what increased happiness of the community, what lessening of expenditure on gaol and asylum, whoat moral improvement would result from any improvement in the habits of persons who came before him oharged with crime. He was not a politician-he was only a judge- but be did think it his duty when facts like these came before him, after close investiga- tion, to direct public attention to them.
CRIMINAL COURT. NEATH DEFENDANT ALLOWED TO REMAIN ABROAD. In the Criminal Court-before Mr. Justice Coleridge—three separate charges of fraud counected with insurance work were preferred against Lewis John Jones (41), an insurance agent, late of jNeatli. Mr Ivor Bowen, who prosecuted. said thatf Jones was in America, and. although the police knew where he was, owing to inadequate finances the Public Prosecutor apparently did not see his way clear to get the extradition proceedings made effective. Counsel asked his lordship to allow the indictment to remain on the file in case Jones returned to this country, and that the recognisances of the witnesses be discharged. Lord Ooleridge: It is the only course to pursue. UHAMPIOX HAIRDRESSER SENTENCED It is well that justice should overtake persons who offend against the law,' the Judge tol-d Henry Lacey (51), hair- dresser, of Barry, and late of Caerau, Maes- teg. Prisoner pleaded guilty to disappearing with £65 belonging to the Caerau Working Men's Club and Institute in the year 1906. Three years later he was found at Barry. Mr. Ivor Bowen prosecuted; and Mr. Wilfred Lewis (for the defence) said that prisoner regarded himself as a champion hairdresser. and had won a championship prize. The sentence was four months' hard labour. A SHREWD FRAUD. A very Orewd fraud was alleged to have been committed by William Robert Dale (38), butcher, npon the Rev. T. C. Phillips at Cadoxton-.i^ta-Neath on December 7. He produced ".orm purporting to be signed by Colonel James, of York Barracks, and obtained the sum of 10s. He pleaded guilty, and was sent to gaol for fourteen months. TWELVE MONTHS FOR LARCENY. Thomas Parker, labourer, having pleaded guilty to two charges of larceny at Swansea, was sent to gaol for twelve months. BENEFIT OF A GOOD CHARACTER. Having previously borne a good character, David Thomas, collier, Merthyr, was released on his own recognisances. He pleaded guilty to breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Joseph Mitchell and stealing E9 at Mer- thyr on January 8. • A BIGAMOUS THIEF. Amos Fortis (38), labourer, pleaded guilty to bigamously marrying Mary Jane Lee at Swansea on May 18, 1907, and also to steal- ing a silver watch belonging to her father. He was sent to prison for six months. HABITUAL CRIMINALS. John Carpenter (26), labourer, and Harry Lewis (28), scaffolder, were found guilty of stealing three stea.rn.pipe locking couplings, valued at P,3 16s. 6d., the property of the London &nd,-N.Illth Western Railway Oom- pany, at Swansea on January 7. Mr. St. John Francis-Williams appeared for the prose- cution, and Mr. Griffith Jones defended. Evi dence was given by Police-constable Fred Grey, William Good, and others connecting prisoners with the offence. The grave charge of being habitual criminals was subsequently preferred against the prisoners. Detective Richard Roberts gave the men uncomplimentary characters, detailing previous convictions They were found guilty under the Detention of Criminals Act, 1907, and were each sentenced to three years' penal servitude, and after that to five years' police eupervision. ITALIAN COLLIER'S OFFENCE. Bartolomeo Oaramella (19), an Italian collier, pleaded guilty to stealing a Poet Office Savings 13ank book of the value of £16, the property of Bartolomeo Sidoli, a com- patriot, on October 13, at Llanwoimo. He was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment. HARDLY-EARNED BOOTS. Edward George Skedgell (53), fitter, pleaded guilty to stealing a pair of boots from Wil- liam Rowland Williams ait Merthyr on January 11. Mr. Douglas Lewis appeared to prosecute. The sentence was six months' bard labour. BROKE INTO DWELLIWG-HOUHE. Robert Edwards (24), labourer, pleaded guilty to breaking into tihe dwelling-house of Tom Owen at Merthyr on January 11 and stealing household goods to the value; of between £ 30 and JE40. Mr. Douglas Lewis was the prosecuting counsel. Prisoner was sen- tenced to five months' hard labour LAUGHTEiR OF CONTEMPT. Pleading guilty to breaking into the skating rink at Mountain Ash and the corontdnjc-house of Nixon's Navigation Com- pany and stealing a number of articles, Prank James (43), oollier, and Frederick William Bevan (35), labourer, accepted with contemptuous laughter sent-- of three jsears' penal servitude and fifteen months' haa-d labour respectively Mr. Ivor Bowen prosecuted. A WOMAN'S VANITY. "Jessie Thompson, vanity has been your tmdoing," was the admonition passed by the judge upon a. paartioularly well-dressed young married woman of that name from Merthyr. She was charged with stealing a fur necklet of the value of 9 guineas from R. T. Jones and Co. 8It Merthyr on November 2. Proee- outitng counsel, Mr. Ivor Bowen, offered no evidence, and Mr. St. John Francis- Williams. for the defence, made a very earnest appeal, saying it was the first time Msgg. Thompson had ever committed any offence. She married at an early age, but left her husband after an unhappy expe- rience. The Bev. Jacob Jones, Congregational minister, Merthyr, spoke of prisoner's good character, as did also Polioe-sergeant Thomas. Having pleaded guilty, Mrs. Thompson was bound over in C20 to ensure her future good behaviour. UNPROVOKED. Lord Coleridge characterised as entirely ¡ unprovoked a violent attack made by Florence Sullivan (23), labourer, upon Robert Barrett at Merthyr on October 19. Sullivan pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to eight months' imprisonment. MOTHER AND SON SENTENCED. A New Year's Day row at Penrhiwceiber was next inquired into. Hannah Evans (48) and her son, Morgan Evans (22), haulier, were charged with maliciously wounding Edward Wallace, collier. Mr. Ivor Bowen (instructed by Mr. T. W. Griffiths, Aberdare) appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. J. A. Lovat- Fraser (instructed by Mr. William Thomas, Aberdare) was for the defence. It was alleged by Wallace that in a quarrel with the male prisoner Evans cut him across the throat with a table knife and struck him on the head, inflicting serious wounds, while Mrs. Evans hit him with a bottle. Mr. Lovat- Fraser, for the defence, suggested that there had hoon provocation, and that Wallace, who had been drinking, went to the facmse of the Evanses and quarrelled with Mrs. Evans, and that Mbrgan Evans only defended his mother. Prisoners were found guilty, and were each sentenced to five months' imprisonment. STOLE A MARE. Edwin Williams (40), labourer, pleaded guilty to stealing1 a mare entrusted to his care by Joshua, Dunstan at Aberdare. He was sentenced to six months' hard labour. A COURAGEOUS WOMAN. "You are a very courageous woman," said Lord Coleridge to Mrs. Margaret Keefe. of Greenhill, Swansea. Seeing a street robbery Mrs. Keefe pursued and caught Herbert Smith (27) and Sarah Bunt (27), who were charged with stealing 5s. with violence from Cornelius Sullivan. The case was abundantly proved, and prisoners were sent to gaol for sixteen months. JUDGE'S ADVICE. Wm. Cliristy (27), labourer, pleaded guilty to burglary at Merthyr, and was sent to gaol for six weeks after some wholesome advice from the judge. WIFE BEATEN WITH FENDER. John Power (44), fireman, was charged with unlawfnlly wounding his wife at Swansea on January 17, it being alleged that he struck her with a fender. Mr. Llewelyn Williams po-opeout-ed, and Mr. Marlay. Bamapn defended. Prisoner was found guilty and sentenced to four months' imprisonment. MOST IMPUDENT FRAUD." Wrilltiam Evans, you are a man of oon- SJder&bLe ability, as you have shown here to- day by your cross-examination of the wit- nesses. You also had the effrontery to address the jury suggesting that the police had nothing against you when you knew that, and I knew all the time that there were several things against you. You are a most impudent fraud, and you arc sentenced to nine months with hard labour." Thus Mr. Justice Coleridge addressed William Evans (35). a Merthyr horse- breaker, who on Thursday was found guilty of stealing a horse which was ■given- him to break in, the property of Gearge Thomas, Tredegar. In his address to the jury, the prisoner said that the prose- cutor had not paid him for his services or for the keep of the horse He wrote to him several times asking him to settle his account, and not getting a reply he sold the horse and kept the money because he was in poor cir- cumstances at the time and thought he was not doing wrong, because the amount was owing him. MONEY SWALLOWED? Charged with stealing a sum of E2 10s. 6d. from a young seaman named John Brissett ■at Swansea on February 14, Anna Harvey (31) was discharged, but Susannah Walder- inarsden (28) was found guilty and sentenced to four calendar months with hard labour. In evidence it was stated that only a couple of shillings were found upon the prisoners, but when being searched by the matron, Waldermarsden, who had something which jingled in her hand, suddenly carried what- ever it wa.s to her mouth and swallowed it STOLE MONEY AND CHEQUE. David Williams (41), fitter, who pleaded guilty to breaking- and entering the house of John Williams, at Gelligaer, on December 19, and stealing £ 27 and a cheque for £3, was given six weeks' hard labour. PREFERRED GAOL." James Borhely (62), who said his real name was T. W. Davidson, was, found guilty of obtaining the sum of 8s. by false pretences from Isaac Adle at Swansea on February 7. In sentencing Borhely, his Lordship said that that judgring from the list of convictions aga,inat him he preferred gaol to honest work. Twelve months' hard labour. "A LAWFUL TONE." John Green, who pleaded guilty to a charge of bigamy in marrying Susannah Lydia Abbott at Swansea in 1905, his wife. Rose Mary Evans, being then alive, was sentenced to three weeks' hard labouT, his Lordship, in passing this light sentence, remarking that no one seemed to have been injured excepting the State, as the marriage with Abbott seeemed to have been only for the purpose of giving a lawful tone to the pairs living together. COMPOSITOR GEms EIGHT MONTHS. To Edwin John Saph (37), a Swansea com- positor, who pleaded guilty to uttering a cheque for £ 2 Zs., drawn on the Capital and Counties Bank, with intent to defraud, and was sentenced to eight months' hard labour, Mr. Justice Coleridge said, "You are one of those young1 men who think they are clever at bookmaking and tries to win money at i betting." NITNE MONTHS FOR M, -EMAN. James Burn (29), fireman, pleaded guilty to stealing two shillings from Mary Ellen P'ugh at Cardiff on January 31, and was given nine months' hard labour. Addressing Burn, his Lordship said that oases like this were the despair of the criminal court. Every sort of punishment has been tried, but they seem to prefer long terms of imprisonment to work- ing I TRIAL OF DR. WALTERS. The Merthyr case in which Dr. Walters, Of Pontypridd, is charged with causing the death of Mary Florence Lewis, is placed first in the list for to-an-orrows trials at the Car- diff Assizes. Mr. Abel Thomas, K.C., M.P., will prosecute, and Mr. Ivor Bowen will defend.
CIVIL COURT. PURCHASE OF AN ANTHRACITE COLLIERY. The civil business of the assizes, of which there is a big list, was taken before Mr. Justice PioMord. A claim for 1450 5s. 6d., representing com- mission on the sale of a colliery in the anthracite district, was brought by Robert Clarke Daly, of Cardiff, against the Gaebontbren Railway and Colliery Company, Llaneily. Mr. John Sankey, K.O., and Mr. Lleiwelyn Williams, M.P. (instructed by Mr. G. F. Willett, Cardiff), appeared for the claimant, and the respondents were repre- sented by Mr. Abel Thomas, K.C., M.P., and Mr. Villiers Meager (instructed by Messrs. Rees and Edwards, Llaneily). The plaintiff contended that he had beep, instrumental in introducing a customer for the Gaebonthren Colliery, Llanelly, for L9,000, he having received a commission note fuom the defendants' agent, under whiob. he waA to receive fi pw oenft oii the acoraed price, this being the outcome of negotiations with Mr. ILees Edmunds, Llanelly, the solici- tor to the company. The defendants denied liability to pay commission to Mr. Daly on the ground that (as they put it in corre- spondence) "a fresh introduction had been made by another man." Plaintiff, who resides at Floroatiiarstoreet, Cardiff, gjave evidence in support of his claim. He stated that in June. 1905, be received a letter from Mr. D. (Reee Edmunds, acting for the defendant company, giving particular of the colliery which they had for sale. The price quoted in that communication was £ 15,000. Witness negotiated with Mr. Edgar Williams, of Cardiff, ajid Mr. William Thomas, mining engineer, of Aberdare, with respect to the purchase of the colliery, and in the meantime he received a draft note of commission under which he was to receive 5 per cent. or the purchase price. This was returned, witness urging that no time limit should be specified, and he received an amended note on June 25, under which he was still to receive 5 per cent. Nine months afterwards witness discolvewd that he had lost the note, and it was re-placed by another sent him by Mr. Edmunds. Messrs. Williams and Thomas visited the colliery, but the negotiations fell through at that time because the price asked was excessive in the opinion of the prospective purchasers. Witness found in August last that Messrs. Williams and Thomas had purchased the colliery and he applied for the commission immediately. Mr. Abel Thomas produced a poet-oard which plaintiff addressed to Mr. Edipunds in 1905, which ran: — As things now stand, negotiations can be regarded as definitely closed, as it would serve no good purpose to pursue the matter any further. Let us hope for better luck next time. "You had come to the conclusion that it would be of no ufee pressing Mr. Williams further," suggested Mr. Abel Thomas, and. ^witness replied, Not at the price the defen- dants asked." Plaintiff admitted that since 1905 a large amount of money had been spent on the col- liery—probably £ 5,000—and that a good deal of new land had been taken. Mr. Abel Thomas: These gentlemen bought the new undertaking ?—Yes. You had nothing to do with introducing the present undertaking to thorn ?—No. Mr. D. Reee Edmunds, solicitor, Llanelly called for the plaintiff, stated, in cross- examination by Mr. Abel Thomas, that he had an action pending on a commission note given to himself, the rate being 4 per cent. in this instance. Mr. Abel Thomas: Would this note given to the plaintiff hold good for twenty years? ■—I don't think so, but I think it would for eix yeare. This closed the case for the plaintiff, and Mr. Abel Thomas, in an address for the defence, said the negotiations so far as! plaintiff was concerned were broken off in 1905, and the customers were introduced afresh by Mr. Ridley, of Llaneily, in 1909, when it was practically a different oolliery. Mr Edgar Williams, of the Cardiff Exchange, who, with Mr. William Thomas, l.urohaeoo the colliery, stated that the under- taking did not suit them in 1905, and they Saw that the proprietors were losing heavily upon it. By 1909 the circumstances had changed in consequence of the improvements which had been carried out, and witness en April 29 last received a communication from Mr. Ridley, of Llanelly. After some corre- spondence with Mr. Ridley a visit was paid to the colliery in June, and they eventually purchased it for £ 9,000. Witness had not seen Mr. Daly between 1905 and 1909, and M;. Thomas had not discussed the matter with him until witness received a letter from MT. Ridley. The Judge: Were you re-int-roduoed by Mr. Ridley, so to speak?—Yes, my lord Mr. William Thomas gave supporting evi- dence. The jury returned a verdict in favonr of the defendants, and judgment was entered aiooordingly. ALL IMPUTATIONS WITHDRAWN IN NEATH ACTION. In the Civil Court (before Mr. Juctioe Pick- ford) Mrs. Maud Irene Hemming, 3, Briton Ferry-road, Neath, and Thomas Thomas and Minnie, his wife, of No. 4, in the same road, Ferry-road, Neath, and Thomas Thomas and Minnie, his wife, of No. 4. in the same road, were the plaintiff and defendants in a slander action. Mr. Ivor Bowen (instructed by Messrs. Cuthbertson and Powell, Neath), for the plaintiff, said plaintiff, a respectable married woman, alleged that on November 4 Mrs. Thomas attacked her character, call- ing her a Swansea Mr. Hemming was a tradesman. He had been married fivev years. His wife had previously lived at Swansea, and she had always borne the best of characters. By way of counter-claim i Mrs. Thomas said her character had been injured because on a previous occasion X rg. Hemming said to her, "Go in, you dirty Irish Molly." Defendant Thomas Thomas, on behalf of his wiife, withdrew any imputation that might be inferred, provided that Mrs. Hemming also withdrew, and this mutual reconciliation his lordship described as a very proper oildim,g- ^each-side to pay its own coata
LORD MAYOR ON HIS DIGNITY. 4 HIS RIGHT TO DIRECT TIlE POLICE. Bearing in mind what transpired at tW meeting of the Cardiff Watch Committee 9 month ag-o in regard to the power Of tro chief magistrate to give instructions to tbe polio!, and the stand taken in the matte; by the chairman of the committee (Mr. J. '1; Richards), the presence of the Lord :Ma1t) (Alderman John Chappeii, J.P.) at WednaS- day's meeting of the committee seemed 6499r. lioant. This was confirmed before the nesid was very far advanced, for the l»r4 Mayor made a request that the pres., shoiiK1 ieti-r-e The reporters readily complied with tbo request, but pomething extraordinary fo lowed. Twenty-five minutes elapsed ere tlle Lord Mayor emerged from the room, and l gave not the slightest indication of wbt. had transpired behind the closed doors. wa.s, however, certain that the private Pi'°' ceedings were lively and int-erc i n.11, tor Police-sergeant Iferr^n came out, placed W back to the door.' and asked those neM- to take a eea-t away from the zone of hearing1 Occasionally loud talking was engaged and could be heard from the corridoa1. A Weekly Mail" reporter has since been, inforned that it was "a storm in a tot3v cup" between the Lord Mayor and Mr. J. T' Richards, the chairman. The scene, the presolman was told Nv pretty warm whilst it lasted, but it was d Lord Mayor who waxed indignant, and- ;L according to one who was present, he 1 f "in a huff," and declared his intention 0 testing his authority as chief magistrate at the council meeting. During the argument the Lord Mayor is said to have declared his belief that he b-Ad been elected with the same privileges as predecessors, and that by the many kind- nesses of his colleagues towards him thought he possessed such rights and priv" leges, but, independent of that, he knew was responsible as chief magistrate for good government of the city, and, there-f«r«> the police came under his control; and id. long as he did not misuse Jlis power he would brook no interference. It is-stated that the friction arose over tM presence of police and fire brigade at tbl Cymmirodorion Society dinner, the chuav- parade, aand the review of the Boy Scouts. amd when it was suggested that some of members of the force should be called befof the committee the Lord Mayor deprecate^ the idea. Questioned by one of our reporters, the IOT4 Mayor denied that he had shown any he&t- and said the discussion had nothing whatelor to do with the business at the last meeting of the committee. Mr. J-. T. Richards, who was also spoken said that as the Lord Mayor had asked t-S* j press to retire he would not say anything, j he took it that Alderman Chappell 1 the matter to be kept private. a t
PONTSARN MYSTERY. 4 MR HENRY WILLIAMS VEB* MUCH ALIVE. m It will be recollected that last week a bof was found in the Blue Pool, Pontsarn, a at the inquest one of the witnesses, a Rees, suggested that dt might be that •, Mr. Henry Williams, formerly in businessJf a hay and corn merchant at Treherb^ who is a nephew of S-ir W. T. Lewis, and J had been staying at the village. Relative* Mr. Henry Williams failed, to confirm ^r. suggest ion, and later a statement by a diff resident was published to the effect Mr. Henry Williams was alive and well- This latter statement was fully couiir on Wednesday, for Mr. Henry Williams at the "Weekly Mail" Office to that he is stall in the land of the At niB request we insert the following 1^ To the Editor of tihe "Weekly Mail- Sir, I have just T^taurned from I havo been etfnoe February a rigfait a gentleman told m» that -1 *VouT' dead man, &o. Will you kindly readers Irrow—a. many of <tfeeiO me—that I am still in tte land, of the nle-that I am still in the land, of the llvl Am to what Mrs. Eees, the Adeum »nd said about giving my food, all I say was an understocd matter thait I would p*jjjj| again. I think those who know me believe that. As to the other etateinerfj? they are not worth noticing. Mrs. Rees a servarat with my late uncle and aunt Caem arydwrn .—I am, Ac., Jy Cardiff. Mavoh 9. HENRY WTLTJA3IW
COLLEGE CHORAJU INTERESTING WORKS PERFOIR,90 AT CARDIFF. # Under the direction of Professor Evans the Choral Society of the University College gave their annual on Wednesday evening at the Gory-ha^1 programme which showed the aBpi^U, raa&aire of the society had been including Bach's A Stronghold Sure," formed for the first time in Wales, and David ihaains's Welsh ode, Deffro, )JØ" Ddydd." An exceedingly good performance g fig given of both, and this is especially rd-15! a when it is remembered how dependent society is upon new students yeexly. Bach's cantata is a fine example of oí use he makes of old Church tunes and -the polyphonic character of the aoooasp^j menifcs, with their independence of the part. In this the famous odd tone Fegte Bung" is predominant, and was effectively given in tihe choral, If All World," sung in unison, with greait opf^/ trinities for tihe orchestra. A good openi^ was made in the chorus A Strongly Sure," and the distinctive obarecterlo, were clearly brought out. Apart from or two minor blemishes, there was geneu a good understanding between orchestra 4 chorus, and in tone, quality, attack, expression the results were very satisfactory Bach's vocal works give ample scope ryariety of emotion a.nd expression, bat solo parts were not distinguished in (respect, so much as in accuracy of rendefi^ Miss Plorrie Jones, has a It pleasing voice, clear and bright, aind singing of the aria "Within my heart" well received. Mr. Anthony Jones, teoor-^jj the recitative "Then close beside," sang "ø proper spirit, and with good voice, but opportunity was not a great one. Morfydd Williams, contralto, had to do in the cantata, but did it In the second part her singing of Coronation." was characterised by a 1'1 øJ' full tone and feeling, which mwared encore. Mr. David Hughes was in exoeJ voice, his notes being beautifully i- throughout the whole compass, an. the cantata and the song "Sea Life" ten), for which, he was encored, his work admirable. Mr. David Evans's Welsh ode, Of Mae'n Ddydd," proved quite a feat rue of concert. It is a thoughtful composition, chorally and in orchestration. In this chorus sang with a vim, particularly in # closing portion, and aroused great si asm, the composer receiving quite ovation. Other items by the choir were "My dwelt in a Northern Land" (Elgar), "4 turn" (Walthew), and "Awel yr Hwyr" (Pfj Evans). MozaTt's "Symphony in G minor the orchestra was played with and was loudly applauded. Mr. A*^ Angle was the leader of the orchestrs. W. T.
SOUTH WALES COLLEGE APPOINTMENT OF MILITARY CATION COMMITTEE. Dr. W. T. Edwards presided at a ee; of the council of the South Wales Univer^ji College at Cardiff on Wednesday, at 0l Mr. Owen M. Edwards, chief inepectotfj schools for Wales, gave an interesting on the work of the day training college- f, The Frogs" Classical Society of college (it was reported) had purchased of the proceeds of a Greek play last a bronze bust of Euripides, which they presented to the college. The scheme for providing pensions to members of the staff was adopted. The council appointed a military edu committee, which will arrange the est## 0.0 ment of an officers' training corps college on samilar lines to the corps in ystwyth, Bangor, and other
11 JEWELLER'S SHOP RIFT" "1 BIG HAUL OF VALUABLES CAERPHILLYr A burglary of a most daring nattf** place at the shop of Mr. J. Gibson, jOw., Cardiff-road, Caerphilly, on Wednesday ing. It appears that the manager bad cP to Cardiff during the afternoon, fP returning by the 9.55 p.m. train went shop, and found that an entry made, the back door having been The police were immediately sent fot.. on investigation it was found that or thieves had decamped with a lar £ fr ber of silver watches, gold broq-obeØo. other articles of a valuable nature- pr. Up till a la.te hour no arrest h*" LnaLade.