Trecynon. Trecynon United Temperance Society. ■A meeting in connection with this S()ciety was held at Heolyfelin last Tues- day evening, when an address was given by the Rev. H. T. Stephens, Carmel. Other friends addressed the meeting. 1vleetings are held weekly. I Christian Endeavour.—On Friday even- ing a meeting was held at Heolyfelin baptist Chapel by the United Christian Endeavour Society. Mr G. Price presided. JVo papers were read, one by Mr. John Rogers on "Passion for Souls," and the other by Mr. Charles Cousins on "For Christ and His Church." Brief ad- ^"esses were given by several others. Concert—On Thursday evening a l'alld concert was held at the Public :traIl, Trecynon, in connection with Eben- J e2er Church. The chairman was Mr. D. t. Edmunds. Solos were sung by Messrs. W. Gwynne, Benjamin Lewis, Llewelyn- Sheet; Miss Mary Richards, Brynder- Messrs. John Gupne, Benjamin l-ewis. D. J. Mitchelmore. Duet by ^'essvs. James Jones and John Gwynne. string band, comprised of the Park Hool Boys, played selections, and the I henezer String Band played several llJ.es, under the direction of Mr. W. E. Wias. dipper and Smoker.—On Wednesday filing at the Earl of Windsor Hotel an SUpper was partaken of under tel auspices of the Clothing Club held lere. A very large and representative qthering attended and did justice to the RCJO(L tilings provided by Host and Host- Evans. After the tables were cleared, Davies gave some fine gramaphone .Actions. The vocalists were Messrs. Davies, J. Vaughan, T. Cbughin, W. '^kins, and W. H. T'empleman, the ,*vourite comedian. Mr. D. Davies, Cen- 'Hotel, Aberdare, aiccompaniecl the Filn", b 10:1'S on the harp. Mr. D. Tyssul made an ideal chairman.
Aberdare. Our1 Belfast Ginger Ale is still in great demand. Prepared only by J. L. Bowen and Son, Aberdare. Interment.—The funeral (which was strictly private) of Mr. James Woolcott, Wind-street, took place on Friday last, the interment being at Aberdare Ceme- tery. The Rev. R. \V. Jones, B.A., offi- ciated at the house and the graveside. Mr F. D. E. George was the undertaker. De- ceased leaves four daughters—Mrs Gwilym Lloyd, 12d, Wind-street (with whom de- ceased lived for the last 18 years); Mrs. J. Scott, Canon-street; Mrs. A. Alder, Albert-street, Mountain Ash; and Mrs. J. Lloyd, Bailey-street, Mountain Ash. De- ceased had been for many years engaged as a sawyer at the Blaengwawr Colliery, and subsequently at the Ferndale Col- liery.
Cwmbach. If suffering from Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Constipation, Wind, etc., try Emrys Evans' Digestive Juice, which gives com- fort and relief. Death.-The interment of the late Mr. George Green, of Middle Duffryn Cottage, took place on Saturday last at the Aber- dare Cemetery. The Rev. Joseph Davies, Bethania, officiated at the graveside. Obitua,ily.-We regret to record the death of Mr. John Nicholas, Osborne Villa, Bridge-road, which occurred on Sunday last. Mr. Nicholas had been ail- ing for some time, and but a week ago had returned from the Cardiff Infirmary, where he underwent an operation. De- ceased, who was 55 years of age, leaves a wife and two married children. The fun- eral takes place to-day (Thursday) at the Aberdare Cemetery. Musical Honours.—Master John W. J. Roberts, son of Mr. J. Roberts, grocer, had the honour of playing be- fore the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Cardiff at the in- I vitation concert held at the Cory Memor- ial Ha.111 in connection with the London College of Music. At the close of the con- cert Master Roberts was presented with a silver medal in case. inscribed upon as follows: "John W. J. Roberts, pianoforte playing. Advanced Senior Section, July, 1905. Presented by the Mayoress of Car- diff." He was also awarded the honours certificate of the college. He is a very diligent pupil of Prof. Tom Jones, L.R.A.M., A.R.C.O.
Godreaman. ,Sale.rn.-At Salem Welsh Baptist Church, Mr. T. J. Hughes, a young man from Cwmaman, delivered impressive and inspiring discourses last Sunday. Mr. Hughes, who is a student at the Ponty- pridd School, never fails to- attract large assemblies. All possible success to him is the sincere wish of his numerous friends.
Cwmaman. Personal.—Mr. Zachariah Davies was the preacher at the English Baptist Church last Sunday, owing to the absence of the pastor (Rev. George Hincheliffe), who is away conducting a mission. Mr. Davies is a favourite preacher at Cwm- amani.
Penrhiwceiber. W.T.S.—On Monday evening last the Women's Temperance Society held their weekly meeting at Jerusalem Vestry. A capital programme was gone through, singing, reciting, and pithy speeches being given by the sisters. Monstre Tea and Lecture.—On Monday last a tea, and lecture were given in con- nection with the Primitive Methodist Church. The English Methodist Chapel was placed at their disposal. The lectur- er was the Rev. Mr. Beckerlegge. His topic was "Tom o' Jack's Lad," and as usual he was very eloquent and humor- ous.
Tea and Concert at Hirwain. On Thursday last the annual tea and concert in connection with Saint Lleur- wg's Church were given. The Mission Hall had been most prettily decorated by the ladies of the congregation. Praise is due to the 'untiring secretary (Mr. J. S. Mugford) for the success of the event. The tables, which were covered with var- ious delicious dainties, were gracefully presided over by Mrs. Owen George, Maesydderwen; Mrs. J. Hardwicke, Mrs. George Bishop, Mrs. Uriah Rees, Miss Emily Aubrey (Tymawr), Miss Annie Jones (Lilacs), Miss L. Johnson, and Misses Pett, who were ably assisted by a band of young ladies. Mesdames W. Rogers, A. Blewett, H. Jones, and Mr. Wm. Edmunds attended to the cutting, while Mr. R. Pett and Mr. Fred Gowen brewed. At the Victoria Hall in the evening a crowd attended the concert. The chair was ably occupied by Mr. Thomas Lloyd, grocer, Aberdare, and among the ladies and gentlemen who occupied seats on the platform we noticed the Revs. J. Mor- gan, B.A., Vicar, J. S. Longdon, M.A., Cadoxton; D. J. Arthur, B.A., Curate; Councillor I. H. Jones, M.E., and Miss Annie Jones. The well-known artistes acquitted themselves excellently, and were well applauded. The following was the programme: — Harp solo by Mr. A. Richards. Song, "Whisper, and I shall hear," Mr. G. Edmunds. Song, "O! na byddai'ni haf o hyd," Miss Esther Jones (Hirwain). Numerous selections by the St. John's Aberdare Hand-Bell Ringers. Song, "That day we said 'Good-bye, Mr. R. Davies (Hirwain). Song, "Gwlad y Delyn," Miss Nellie Lewis (Aberdare). Trio (instrumental), Aberdare friends. Quartette, "Come to the Woods Away," Mrs. Bovnes, Miss M. Hopkins, Messrs. A. Barrett and Rev. D. J. Arthur. Song, "The Veteran," Mr. Eben Powell (Aberdare). Penillion Singing, Eos Dar. Song, "Volunteer Organist," Mr. Harry Thomas (Hirwain). Duet, "Life's Farewell," Miss Lewis and Rev. D. J. Arthur. Recitation, Mr. Webb. Song, "Down the Vale," Miss Lewis. Song, "Revenge," Mr. Eben Powell. Glee, "Dwfr y Ffynon Fechan," St. Lleurwg's friends. Farm Yard Imitations, Mr. S. J. Leaker, Aberdare. Sketch, "Who stole the rabbit?" St. Lleurwg's Band of Hope Boys. Glee, St. Lleurwg's Choir. Accompanists, Miss A. Rhys, Messrs D. John and A. Richards (harpist).
Wedding at Cefnpennar. On Wednesday last the marriage of Mr. E. P. Bennett to Miss Emily Sweet was solemnised at St. Margaret's Church, Mountain Ash. The officiating minister was the Rev. V. W. T. Rees, B.A., late pastor of St. Bltyd's, Cefnpennar. The bride, who was beautifully attired, was given away by her brother, Mr. J. Sweet, whilst Mr. David Jenkins acted as best man. The bridesmaids were Miss E. Sweet, sister of the bride; Miss M. Gor- don, and Miss M. J. Bennett, sister to. the bridegroom. There were also present at the ceremony Messrs. Alfred and J. Sweet, brothers to the bride. After the ceremony an enjoyable wedding breakfast was partaken of at the wedded pair's new home. The happy couple, who are well-kiiowi-t in the village, were the re- cipients of numerous and costly presents. A very enjoyable convivial evening was spent in the company of a few invited friends.
Aberdare Education Committee. The above was held on Wednesday. There were present: Mr. T. Walter Wil- liams (chairman), Rev. J. M. Jones (vice- chairman), Mrs. Richards, Messrs. C. B. Stanton, D. J. Thomas, M. J. Harries, W. Rees, T. Lewis, W. T. Morgan, D. Davies, E. Stonelake, and J. Davies with Mr. J. Morris (clerk), Mr. T. D. Jones (assistant clerk). MR. STANTON COMPLAINED. The Woman Who Did Not. After the minutes of the previous meet- ing had been read, Mr. Stanton got up and asked if a lletter from a woman deal- ing with the ill-treatment of her child had not been read at the last meeting. The Clerk: No; no such letter was re- ceived. Mr. Stanton: Well, thero was to be one. I was going to refer to it at that meeting, but thanks to the unfairness of the Chairman, I was not allowed to pro- ceed. Mr. T. Lewis: I think that matter is all right. Mr. Stanton: You do, perhaps. Well, if that is so, someone has been squaring the woman. Chairman: You can make a statement later on, Mr. Stanton. RE GADLYS SCHOOL. The Building Committee had recom- mended that in view of the building oper- operations the rent of Gadlys House be reduced from t45 to .£30. Mr. Edward Morgan had proposed, and Mrs. Richards seconded, that Mr. David Lawrence, the handy man, be appointed clerk of the works. Mr. Berry had proposed, and Mr. Rees seconded, that one be advertised for. The first proposition was carried. The report of the committee was adopted. THE CONVERSION OF ST. FAGAN. Committee's Ultimatum. The report of the Non-Provided Schools Committee stated that the committee were determined to convert St. Fagan's Boys' and Girls' Schools into a mixed de- partment, and that if the managers would not carry out the work within three months the committee would refuse to maintain the school. Also that the staff could not be im- proved upon until some definite under- standing be arrived at and repairs car- ried out. Also that the Clerk be instructed to issue an advertisement for certificated and uncertificated teachers at the Town National School on the Council scale. Mr. D. J. Thomas: We have once de- cided to have nothing to do with the non- provided schools until we get full con- trot, and now we are going to give the show away. They are sure to beat us in the end. I move that we don't put the Council scale in force till we get full con- trol. Mr. C. B. Stanton: What is meant by- absolute control? I want information on this matter. Perhaps Jackson can en- lighten me. However, I don't believe in penalising any teacher for a thing that he cannot help. Mr. Jackson Thomas was again on his feet pleading earnestly against concession without control, but there being no seconder to his motion, it fell through. TEACHER'S APPOINTMENT DEFERRED. Alliegations of Partisanship. The Staff and Management Committee recommended the appointment of Miss Bessie Powell, Cardiff, as teacher at the Higher Grade School at a salary of < £ 85. Also that Mr. W. J. Harries be ap- pointed assistant at the same school. The application of Mr. T. Davies, teacher on supply, was refused, it being resolved that the Council Scale be ad- hered to. Mr. Stanton: Why should Harris be appointed to that post when there were other applicants quite as good? I know there is some dissatisfaction concerning this. Rev. J. M. Jones: There was but little difference between Mr. Harries and Mr. John Thomas. But that little was in favour of the former. t Some member rose the question of sen- iority, and Mr. Jones explained that this was not a case in which promotion was involved. They were merely appointing a new teacher. Mr. Stanton: I understand that Hum- phreys did not have the same chance as some of the others. When two are equal in qualification, preference should be given to the senior. Mr. D. J. Thomas moved that the ap- pointment be deferred for a month pend- ing a further enquiry. Mr. Stanton seconded. Mr. J. Davies: I know that a colour of partisanship has been put on this ap- pointment by people. Why not adopt the rule of seniority in all cases ? Mr. T. Lewis: I appeal for fair play. I strongly repudiate the insinuation of partisanship. Mr. Stanton: Are you afraid of an en- quiry ? Mr. Lewis We have had an enquiry. Mr. Stanton: But we have not. Why should you be the first to oppose if you are innocent? You may have been the mug this time as you have been before. The motion for an enquiry was carried by six votes to five. TEACHERS AND SOCIALS. The use of the Town School to hold a social function was granted to the Aber- dare Valley Teachers' Association. The use of Aman School for a similar function on November 24th was requested. Mr. W. Rees wanted to know the de- finite character of the meeting. Chairman: Shall we adjourn the mat- ter for further particulars ? (Laughter.) The application was eventually granted. MR. STANTON AND THE NOBLE ART. Mr. Jackson Thomas Knocked Out. Mr. James, Robertstown, asked for the use of that school for the Physical Cul- ture Society. Mr. T. Lewis: Is there boxing to be there ? Mr. Stanton: Even if there is, there can be no objection, provided that there will be no complaints. Boxing is part and parcel of physical culture, and it is well to learn it. Mr. D. J. Thomas: I protest against opening our schools for such things. It is better to be on the safe side. It was agreed to grant the request, and that more information regarding the nature of the society be sought. WANTED-A LABOURER. The application of the head teacher of the Cwmdare Infant Schools for a labour- er to prepare the ground for a school garden was acceded to. MIND V. MUSCLE. Teaching Teachers to Unlearn what they Have Learnt. It was agreed that the Rev. J. M. Jones and Mr. D. P. Davies attend the National Conference to discuss the training of pupil teachers. It was suggested that some policy for the two delegates to follow should be out- lined, and Mr. J. Davies facetiously ob- served that the injurious effect oi cor- poral punishment should be introduced by them. Rev. J. M. Jones: The conference has nothing whatever to do with that matter. Mr. Stanton: I think it has. The teachers should be taught to unlearn what they have learnti aaniss. They could be trained to train others with mind and not with muscle. Mr. Jones: I move that the delegates be instructed to favour giving Urban District Councils more power and County Councils less in the training of pupil teachers. This was agreed to. DICTATORIAL PENYWAIN. Memorial to the Central Authority. A memorial signed by 36 of the inhabit- ants of Penywain was presented. Its purport was to ask the Committee in the event of a change in the headship of Pen- ywain to appoint Miss M. G. Buckle to the vacancy, for which she was well qualified. Mr. T. Lewis: Penywain wants Home Rule. Mr. M. J. Harries: Although it goes rather too far, there is a lot in that letter. Penywain suffers more than any other school owing to a continual change of head teacher. What they want is to appoint someone with a view to perman- ency. Rev. J. M. Jones But the obstacle to that is the question of promotioii. The matter was referred to the Staffing Committee. A WIDOW'S APPLICATION. Mrs. S. A. Davies, Cwmaman, wrote asking for a post as assistant teacher. Her husband had died and she had now to earn her own living. It was stated by a member that Mrs. Davies had abandoned school work about 18 years ago. Mr. D. J. Thomas: When a teacher gets married it is but right that she should leave school. But this is differ- ent. It would be but gentlemanly on our part to take her back. Referred to Staffing Committee. A "VENERABLE" REGULATION. The Anomaly of Councildom. Mr. George Thomas, Aberaman School, wrote to the effect that because there was an epidemic among the children he had to absent himself from school for three weeks. According to a "venerable" re- gulation of the old School Board the sum of tl Ils. 3d. had been deducted from his salary. An officer of the Council-the Sanitary Inspector—had compelled him to be absent, and the same Council under another name had fined him for ab- senteeism.. It was resovled that a committee should meet immediately to discuss this and similar applications. REGARDING ROUND TABLE CONFERENCES. A communication from the managers of the Town National School requested the committee to appoint a teacher as suc- cessor to Mr. Birch, and asked when the round table conference to discuss salaries was to be. Referred to Non-provided Schools Com- mittee. The following members were appointed on the Executive of the Joint Education Society of members and teachers:—The Chairman and Vice-chairman, Mrs. Richards, Messrs. Stonelake, Stanton. J. Davies, and M. J. Harries. l R EiSIGNATI ON. Miss Richards, headmistress of Roberts- town School, had sent in her resignation.
SERVICES FOR SUPDAY EXT. rriRINITY Chapel. — Services at 11, I 2.30 and 6. Preacher: Rev D. Howell, Pencoed. TABERNACLE Cong. CHURCH, H-j Aberdare. Preacher, Rev J. M. Jones.3M.A. (morning). Evening, Rev J. Richards, Bethel, Aberdare. Services at tll and 6. BETHANY English Congregational Church, Aberaman. Services at 11 and 6. Preacher (morning), Rev J. Richards, Bethel, Aberdare. Evening, Rev J. Morgan Jones, M.A. HIGHLAND Place Unitarian Church Morning at 11, evening at 6. Preacher, Rev. Warner Clark, Exeter.
Hirwain. Kop's Iskey Stout stands alone as the best Temperance stimulant. Try it as an aid to digestion. Sole agent, H. McLaren, Trecynon. Next Week.-Anniversary of the Chris- tian Endeavour Society of Mount Pleasant Church. Spiritualism.—The first of a series of weekly meetings under the auspices of the Hirwain Spiritualists was held on Wednesday evening at Torfan House, when an interesting' and instructive ad- dress on "Spiritualism" was delivered by Mr. John Thomas to an appreciative aud- ience. All Saints' Day.—Special services were held at Saint Lleurwg's Church on Wed- nesday (All Saints' Day). At the even- ing service an eloquent sermon was preached by the Rev. J. S. Longdon, M.A., Hector of Cadoxton-j uxta-Barry, former- ly Vicar of Hirwain. There was a good congregation, and the able discourse of our former Vicar was much appreciated. Lecture.—On Friday evening the spacious Vestry Hallf of Nebo Congregational Church was crowded to hear an interest- ing lecture delivered by Mr. T. Walter Williams, B.Sc., Aberdare, on the occa- sion of the opening of the Debating Socie- ty. The lecturer chose for his subject, "Different wayS of looking at the world," and in an eloquent and masterly manner he kept his audience spell-bound for over an hour. Mr. Williams as a lecturer is widely known, and suffice to say that he was in his best form on this occasion!. Mr Thomas Jones (Bronwydd) presided. A hearty vote of thanks was passed to the lecturer and chairman. Entertainment—The fourth of the ser- ies of temperance entertainments in con- nection with Tabernacle Chapel was held on Wednesday evening, Mr. D. DI. Roder- ick presiding over' a large attendance. The following programme was gone through, all the contributors acquitting' themselves in an admirable manner: Re- citations, Visrte6 Annie Price, Lizzie Wakefield1, Willie T. Davies, Robert Mor- ris, Adelina Davies, and Katie A. Jones. Solos by Misses Annie A. Roderick, Martha. J. Davies, Mary E. James, Katie Mosely, and M. A. Morris. An inspiring address was also given by the pastor, Rev. Thomas Edmunds, on the words, "Nao e(Irycli ar y gwin pan fyddo coch," from the Book of Proverbs. Ani excellent Paper was read by Mr. Tom George Jones on "The Bible as the Book of Books." The sweet rendering of a duet entitled, "Jesus loves me," by Misses Maggie Jacobs and L. M. Jones, closed a most Pleasant evening. Miss Annie Jones very ably accompanied.
Mountain Ash. Prize Drawing.—Minning numbers of prize drawing in aid of Emanuel Phillips, Clarence-street, Miskin:—523; 596; 500; 160; 595; 658; 1730; 799; 597; 206. Prizes may be obtained from Mr. P. Wilkins, Oakland, Miskin. Anniversary Services. Services were held at Bethelehem Welsh Calvinistic Chapel on Sunday and Monday last. Revs. Phillip Jones, Llandilo, and J. Evans, Abercarn, preached to large con- gregations on both days. Mutual Improvement Society. At a well-attended meeting of the members of the Duffryn Street Chapell Mutual Im- provement Society held on Tuesday even- ing, the chair was taken by Mr. T. W. Davies, builder. A very able paper was read by Mr. T. Davies, outfitter, who took the affirmative in a discussion oni "Are we making too much of sport?" The ne- gative was ably championed by Mr. E. McGregor. Messrs. G. Edwards, Edgar Thomas, John Morgan, John Pugh, Theo. Morgan, Fred Fear, James Cook, and W. Brown took part in the discussion. Rev. Evan Evans and the Chairman also spoke. In the vote which followed the affirma- tive won by one vote. Tea and Entertainment. A monstre tea was held under the auspices of Nodd- fa Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel at the Pavilion on Monday afternoon. Over eight hundred persons attended. The following ladies very kindy assisted at the tables:—Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Rogers, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Thomas, Miss Evans, Mrs. Evans (Copley-street), Mrs. Daniel (Duffryn-street), Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. George (Fox-street), Mrs. Williams (Fox-street), and Miss WTilliams. A grand concert was held in the evening at the vestijy of Duffryn Street Chapel, (which was kindly lent for the occasion). Mr. Evan. Evans made an excellent chair- man. Madame Williams (Llinos Gwalia) charmed her audience with some beauti- ful songs. Songs were also given by Miss Maggie Mason, Aberdare; Messrs. Enoch George, Anthony Jones, and Edgar Thomas. Master W. H. Burrows, Aber- aman, contributed a pianoforte solo, which was much appreciated. A piano- forte solo was also given by Miss E. Grif- fiths. The Noddfa, Male Voice Choir, under the conductorship of Mr J. Thomas, also took part. Smoking Concert.—A very successful smoking concert was held at the Jeffreys Hotel on Monday evening, under the aus- pices of the Bristol and West of England I Friendly Society. The chair was taken by Mr. T. Rowlands, who in a few open- ing remarks, said that the smoker had faeen organised in order to bring the Society into prominence, and to induce working men to join. Mr. Williams, secretary of the local lodge, also spoke. Songs were given by Messrs. John Lake, Aberdare, and Charlie Pardoe, Mountain Ash. Mr. J. Castrel amused the audience very much and proved himself the shin- ing light of the evening. Mr. Thomas Evans's efforts were much appreciated. He sang a song of considerable local in- terest concerning the recnt cage acci- dentI when the lives of twenty-four men were saved by Engineer Robinson's promptness. Mr. John Jeffries men- tioned that he and Mr. Jeremiah Murphy had endeavoured to organise a testimon- ial for Mr. Robinson's benefit, but it failed through lack of support. A hearty vote of thanks was given to the chairman, host, and artistes. I
Aberdare School of Commerce. Mr. J. Marshall, F.T-Ile. S.T., Principal of Aberdare School of Commerce, has justcompl-eted arrangements whereby he intends opening intermediate and techni- cal day classes at Mountain Ash on the 27th inst. For terms, etc., apply Secre- ary, 4, Cefn-place, Aberdare.
Death of Mr John Bucknell. An Appreciation. At Klondyke Villa, Llantwit Major, on the 5th of November, at 2.30 p.m., there passed into the unseen world the soul of Mr. John Bucknell, of the King's Head Inn, Aberaman. Forty-eight years of his life were spent in his native village, during eleven of which he served as Churchwarden, being re-elected annually by the Parishioners, whose confidence and respect he retained to the last. For over twenty years he sang in the Church Choir, and while not brilliant in musical talent, there was no voice with a truer ring of sincerity than his. He sang from the heart, and not mechanically. For regular attendance on Sunday mornings and evenings he held the record of the choristers conjoint- ly with the organist, Mr. S. Sage, for at least 18 years, and never failed, as long MR JOHN BUCKNELL. as his health permitted to communicate on the first Sunday in the month. His was a record worthy of emulation. As Councillor on the Aberdare District Coun- cil he commanded the respect of his col- eagues, and if his speeches were few, they were generally to the point. I ear- less in the discharge of his duties, honest in his transactions, liberal but secret in his gifts, and trusted by all, he followed the occupation of a publican with credit to himself and example to the fraternity. His many acts of kindness were known to none save himself-the recipient and the Supreme Being. Literally, the "left hand knew not what the right was do- ing." With the friendly societies his. name was ai power, and the offices served by him were many .and important. Quiet in disposition, firlit in action, charitable at heart, patient in suffering, conscien- tious in faith, and faithful to duty, he will be missed by numerous friends and the community at large. He was in word a good, honest, straightforward Britisher. May be rest in peace. The funeral took place on Wednesday. A very large concourse of people had gathered in front of the house at 2 o'clock. Shortly after 2 the procession wended its way to St. Margaret's Church, where a. brief service was conducted by the Rev. M. Powell, B.A., Vicar. The "Dead March" in "Saul" was very impressively played by Mr. S. Sage, the organist. The procession was afterwards re-formed. After the general public, came the Aber- aman Church Lads' Brigade, followed by the Ancient Welshmen Lodge of the Ancient Britons, with Mr. Thos. Hughes, the district secretary. Other lodges re- presented were the St. David's Lodge of Oddfellows, and a local' lodge of the R.A.O.B. Amongst the general public were Messrs Benjamin Jones (ex-High Constable), T. Prosser, M. Parr, B. Turner, H. Hopkin, Councillor John Davies, J. H. Powell, John Lake,, John Howell, G. V. Jones, W. J. Durbin, E. Jones (Co-op.), Evan Mor- gan (Nixon's, Mountain Ash), Taliesin James, John Lake, Daniel Hughes (Bay- ron), W. Morgan, George Harris, T. Prestwood, etc. At the graveside the R.A.O.B. cere- mony was performed bV the Vicar of Aberaman, who is the local chaplain of the order. At a meeting of the Aberdare District of Ancient Britons a vote of condolence was passed with the relatives of the late Ir. John Bucknell. Brother John James, Teilo House, the respected treasurer of the district, and Brother David Evans, Past Unity President, spoke of the good qualities of the departed brother, who had been very active in connection- with the unity and district for many years. All the brethren present keenly felt the loss sustained.
Aberdare Police Court. ———— On Tuesday.—Before Messrs. T. M. Williams (Stipendiary), D. P. Davies, G. George, D. W. Jones, Dr. Davies, Dr. Jones, and Major Powell. DRUNKS. Abraham Evans, Aberaman; David Thomas, Cwmaman; Henry Roblin, Aber- dare; Hugh Hamer, in Cwmbach-road: Thomas Samuel, Trecynon, 10s. and costs each. ARMED WITH A POKER. William Henry John, Cwmbach, ac- cused of drunkenness, denied the con- stable's allegation, that he had brandished a poker in his face. It was a stick that he had. Fined 10s. and costs. REFUSED TO WALK. Sarah Elizabeth Williams, a very young married woman, was charged with having been drunk in Fforchama.n-road, Cwm- aman. The constable stated that she refused to walk, and had to, be conveyed home. Her inebriety cost her 5s. and costs. "EASILY LED." Drivers Should Beware. Wm. James, Aberaman, was summoned for not sending his boy to school. Mrs. James, who appeared in court, said that the boy was easily led. He was frequently enticed by drivers of carts, who gave him pennies for assisting them. Defendant was fined, the Bench intim- ating that in future drivers who allured boys in that manner would be summoned. Isaac Davies, Aberaman, was also fined for neglecting the education of his child. SLEPT IN THE TRAIN AND STRUCK THE PORTER. A Traveller that Should be Labelled. Arthur Preston was charged with being drunk and with assaulting John Owen, a porter on the T.V.R., employed at Aberdare. Owen said that he asked defendant for his excess fare from Aberaman to Aber- dare, and the response he had took the form of a blow with a stick from defend- ant. It was not a severe blow. Preston was also charged with being intoxicated on the night in question. Samuel Davies said that he was at the station on the night in question. He saw the accused striking a porter with a- walking stick. He 'was not exactly sober—about half drunk. Defendant said that he came from Car- diff to Aberdare, having slept in the train. He intended alighting at Aber- aman. He did not assault the porter. If he had struck him with the stick, it was by accident. Preston was acquitted on the charge of drunkenness, and fined 10s. and costs for as,saulting the porter, the Clerk ad- vising Preston to have himself labelled the next time he went by train. PATERNITY ARREARS. Joseph R. Morgan, Aberaman, was sum- moned on a paternity order obtained against him by Anne Aubrey, Penywain. He owed < £ 4 lis. 6d.. v. On defendant promising to wipe off the arrears. he was given a month's grace. AN EXCITABLE CUSTOMER. Refuses to Quit. Robert Jones was charged with refusing to quit the Plough Inn, Aberaman. T. Rees, the landlord, said that defend- ant came to his house, but was refused drink. He came there again in another hour, and accused Mrs. Rees of taking a parcel belonging, to him. He had to be ejected by force. By Mr. W. Thomas (for the defend- ant) Defendant was generally a well-be- haved fellow. Mr. Thomas said that his client had got excited and was under the delusion that he had left a parcel at the Plough. Defendant was let off with a small fine of 5s. and costs, and a supplementary caution. AN EPILEPTIC DEFENDANT. John and Minnie Young, man and wife, hawkers, hailing from Mountain Ash, ap- peared to answer a charge of drunken- ness. It was stated that the man was subject to epileptic fits, and had had two attacks since he came to the Police Station. Both were discharged. ANOTHER MAN'S HORSE. A Charge of Cruelty. Thomas Sweet, Green-street, Aberdare, who was absent, was charged with work- ig a, horse in an unfit condition, and John Hek with allowing it to be worked. P.C. Welsby deposed that he saw Sweet in charge of a horse in the G.W.E. Station, Aberdare. Under the saddle there was a large sore discharging matter. While witness was talking to Sweet, Hek came on the scene, and said to Sweet, "I told you not to take the horse out." By Mr. J. D. Thomas (for the defence): The name on the cart was "Saunders." Mr. Hek's horses were generally well kept. This horse was not his own. Stipendiary: Then he is sparing his own horse to work others. The Stipendiary said that he would take Mr. Thomas's point into consideration. Hek was not liable and would be dis- charged, and Sweet would be fined 40s. and costs. CLEANLINESS IN THE MARKET PENS. David Jones was summoned for not hav- ing the Market Place properly cleaned and disinfected. Inspector David said that last Tuesday he visited the Aberdare Cattle Market, and found the pens in a dirty state. He had warned the defendant previously. The pens had not been recently scraped or washed or sprinkled with white lime, as specified in the rules Defendant said' that according to the order the place was to be attended to "as soon as practicable." He could not have attended to the pens sooner. Fined 40s. and costs. ASSAULTED BY A MOTHER AND SON. A Severe Penalty. Annie Campbell, Cardiff-road, Aber- aman, and her son, were both charged with assaulting Roderick Gough, a cockle dealer. Complainant said that Mrs. Campbell came into his room, and began beating him mercilessly. Afterwards she com- plained to her son that witness had beaten her. Witness was living in apart- ments with Mrs. Campbell. Mrs. Campbell told the Court that com- plainant would not pay for the use of the stable. Catherine Gough said that Mrs. Camp- bell was pushing' her husband about. Mrs. Campbell said she never touched complainant, but he beat her and marked her. Her little boy had struck him. Stipendiary: Your "little boy" will have to pay £ 5 and costs or go to prison for a month, and you will have to pay 10s. and costs. Defendant: Will you give me time to pay? We have enough money in the house. Stipendiary: No, I know you well, Mrs. Campbell. You are on my visiting fist. A DISGRACEFUL ASSAULT BY A CWMAMAN MAN. Joseph R. Morgan, Cwmaman, was summoned for assaulting Richard Lewis, Cwmaman. Complainant said that defendant fol- lowed him one night in the direction of Cwmbach. While near Cwmbach cross- ing defendant assailed him and beat him shamefully. Defendant said that complainant shout- ed after him, and when he accosted com- plainant, he tripped him down, and a fight ensued. Witness had apologised to complainant, who had said that he would forgive him everything. The Stipendiary: It was a disgraceful assault. Defendant will have to pay X3 and costs. EJECTMENT. On behalf of William Davies, Mr. W. R. Morgan, solicitor, sought an order to eject Joshua Jones, Cynon-road, Tre- cynon.—Granted.