Aberdare County Court. WEDNESDAY. — Before His Honour Judge Bryn Roberts.
Aberaman Boxer in America. ^he following appeared recently in an '^erican paper:—The Jasonville Atla- ntic Club will give a boxing exhibition in e Opera House of that place Thursday, 11, in which Kidd Lewis of Jason- 1 le will meet Sammy (Kid) Kahn of Louis in a 10-round bout at 125 |P°Unds, ringside. The two pugs re- ntly boxed 10 rounds to a draw. The «< p promises to be a good one. Jimmie Ryan of this city and a.t a.rtln Dempsy will have a six-round go 140 pounds as a preliminary. The *Hertainment will be for the benefit of e Jasonville Baseball Team." Richard (Kid) Lewis is a native of atn faman' was one of those who the Aberaman Physical Club, he v?S is wel1 liked in Jasonville, where has numerous friends.
Services for Sunday Next. TABERNACLE Cong. Church JL Aberdare. Services at 11 and 6, Sunday School at 2.30. Preacher. Rev. J. M. Jones, M.A. (pastor). HIGHLAND Place Unitarian Church JjL Aberdare. Services: Morning, 11, and Evening, 6, Rev. M. Evans (pastor), Sunday School at 2.30.
WAS THE HUSBAND LIABLE. Mrs. Lloyd claimed from the T'y'rergyd Colliery Co. compensation in respect of the death of her husband, who was killed at the colliery.—Mary Anne Lloyd said she was the widow of Wm. Lloyd, and was married to him in May, 1890. She had two children by the marriage. They lived with her. Deceased was a colliery sinker, and she lived with him in var- ious places for 8 or 9 years. He took to drink, and she had to summon him for ill-treating her. When she lived at Cwmaman he left her. It had been al- leged at a police court trial that she was too friendly with the lodger. When the Bench asked her whether she would live with her husband or the lodger, she said she would prefer her husband. She did not say that she did not want to live with either. Sarah Lloyd did not try to in- duce her to make it up with her husband. Since those proceedings her husband had not lived with her. He lived with her Prior to that. She lived with Richard Jones in Cwmaman afterwards for about two months, and her husband lived with his mother in Aberdare. From the time she was at Hafod she had lived with Ed. Jones, and was known as Mrs. Jones. Her husband visited her there occasion- ally, and paid her some money in Joneses Presence. He told her that he would stick and be better, and make the home up again." She had four children by Richard Jones, and the house in which they lived was in his name. it was not her misconduct with Jones that caused her husband and her to part.— Mr. Kenshole, who appeared for the re- spondent, held that inasmuch as the claimant had been living in adultery with another man, she was not depend- ent upon her husband.—Mr. Ivor Bo wen (for claimant) held that there was a legal liability on the part of Lloyd m support his two children, at any rate. — His honour reserved decision. THE MEANING OF H RESIDING." The adjourned case of Gwen Howells v. Richard Howells was taken next.—Mr. C. Kenshole appeared for claimant, who sued defendant on a maintenance order, I and Mr. W. Thomas appeared for the defence. The defence was that Mrs ^•owells practically lived at Aberdare, thereby infringing the separation agree ttient which specified that she must not resde at Aberdare.—Wm. Bugg said that acting, upon instruction he watched the ^Ovements of Mrs. Howeils while in Aberdare. He started his work Sapt. 6, lO. He kept a record of Mrs. He-well s's vSIts to Aberdare in a boot. These v|sits, according to the book, ocouried ^ttiost daily.—By Mr. Kenshole: He was aware that Mrs. Howells lived at t'rthyr. He understood that she. lived jv Aberdare.—W. J. Bryant, a porter in employ of the G.W.R., gave evidence ot seeing Mrs. Howells often at Aber- rant.—The Judge said that the case turned on the meaning of the word re- side."—Mr. Thomas said that hi" client defended this action because Mrs. Howells persisted in coming to Aberdare daily, contrary to the interpretation which he put on the agreement. He had never refused to contribute towards her. Mr. Thomas held that Mrs. Howel! did Permanently reside in Aberdare. If her home was at Merthyr, how could she take Cftre of the child who was at Aberdare, and who according to- the agreement was be under her charge and ■.•outrol?— flis Honour said that evidently the cb sought by defendant when signing tile agreement was entirely !ost,, but the question was how to interpret that clause it stood. Did "reside" mean the Place of sleeping, or did '.t mean the focale of one's occupation during work- ing hours?—Mr. Kenshole said that dur- ing the whole of the time concerned Mrs. 'Howells slept at Aberdare only one night, -glides, it could not be held that Mrs. Howells's violin teaching interfered in ,;hp least with Mr. Howells's pianoforte Phiyiug. There was no proof that any- Illg she did was calculated to molest 1'. Howells.—Mr. Kenshole quoted a h>.gal authority which stated that a place Of residence was the place wherein a per- son slept.—His Honour said that he must coine to the conclusion that the word beside must refer to the place where 0l.le slept. Therefore, judgment would be Riven for claimant with costs. A CWMAMAN CLAIM. rpMrs. Jane Jones, Cwmaman, sued Thos. ^-nomas, now of Penrhiwceiber, for the pdue of goods bought from the Cwmaman 'operative Stores and entered on Plaintiff's book.—Mrs. Jones said that i*le had bought goods for defendant from ^nie to time. She (plaintiff) paid the o-operative Stores for them, and de- tendant was supposed to pay her. There was also a loan of < £ 3 17s. The total.sum wmg ^-as < £ 14 odd.—Defendant disputed claim He admitted owing some iioney, but not the total sum claimed.— ■J11,1 Thomas and Lewis Thomas (neigh- °Urs of plaintiff) gave evidence in avour of the claim, and judgment was «lven for the plaintiff, defendant to pay full at the rate of 3s. a week. — De- ^Mant, when leaving the court, said he °uld never pay the money.
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Another Defection TRADES COUNCIL & MR. JACKSON THOMAS. A correspondent writes that another defection will soon be made in the ranks of the Trades Council. For some time past, matters have not been running- very smoothly, and differences of opin- ion on certain questions have existed. Matters reached a climax a few weeks ago, when, at a meeting of the Aberdare District Council Mr. Stonelake charge 1 Mr. Jackson Thomas with having been "bought by beer," and Mr. Stanton in his turn charged Mr. Stonelake with hav- ing been guilty of questionable conduct with regard to houses. Obviously it was the duty of the Trades Council to bring Mr. Stonelake to book for levelling such an insidious and groundless accusation against a fellow Labour Member. But, apparently, no notice was taken of the incident, and the Trades Council connived at the matter. Encouraged by the conduct of their secre- tary, some of the members of the Trades Council are now adopting a system of petty persecution towards Mr. Jackson Thomas, with the result that the latter, sickened by their continual gibes and intolerant attitude, has decided to free himself from the fetters, and stand as an independent member. That is unless someone puts a stop to the bickerings of that little clique. At the last meeting of the Executive Committee of the Trades Council, Mr. Jackson Thomas gave the members to understand that he was not going to re- main a member of that body on suffer- ance, but that he was prepared to sever his connection with the Trades Council if they would pay the six months subscrip- tion due to him. The matter will probably come up at the next meeting of the Trades Council. One charge against Mr. Jackson Thomas is that he attended a certain convivial meeting one night instead of presenting himself at a Trades Council meeting. One prominent member of the Trades Council said on the morning of the last election day that they were going to oust Sam Hawkins that day, and that Jackson's turn would come next.
Llwydcoed Ward Election Polling in the election of a County councillor to fill the vacancy caused by the elevation of Councillor Rees Llewel- lyn to the Aldermanic bench took place on Tuesday. Result:— Morgan John Harris,585 T. Walter Williams.480 R. L. Berry 225 1
Partnership Dc ssolved. The following notice appeared in the U Gazette" —John Pritchard and Joseph H. Powell, carrying on business as Pritchard and Powell, at, 11, Victoria- square, Aberdare, drapers. John Pritch- ard retires and Griffiths Owen Jones joins firm.
Death of George Bryant. Many people in Hirwain, his native place, and Aberdare. his adopted home, will greatly miss the familiar figure of George Bryant, better known as "George Lashwood." He was a capital comic singer, and in that capacity was a gen- eral favourite. In his younger years he had worked under ground, but for some time prior to his death did not follow any regular employment. He died at Merthyr Workhouse, and was buried at the Aberdare Cemetery on Tuesday, the Rev E. Wern Williams, Hirwain, officiated,
Porthcawl Rest. A meeting of subscribers and others in- terested in the Porthcawl Rest was held on Monday at Aberdare, Lord Aberdare presiding. There were present among others, Revs. Dewi Williams, B.A., and W. H. Jones, B.A., Mr. T. Lloyd, Major Morgan, Miss Lambton, the matron of the "Rest," and Mr. Arthur Williams, Sec- retary. On the proposition of Dr. E. Jones, seconded by Mr. D. L. Jones, it was agreed to include the word annually in Rule 16, which in its amended form reads thus, Each half guinea annually subscribed will entitle the subscriber to a note of recommendation, available only in the year it is issued." The chairman remarked that it was gratifying to note the long list of colliery and other companies that supported the Rest. He was sorry, however, that three or four companies had withdrawn. He hoped they could be in- duced to continue their patronage. Private subscriptions were very good. But they still wanted more money to enlarge their sphere of usefulness. In the summer months the institution was crammed, and the servants were insufficiently housed. Under the will of the late Miss Claudia Griffiths. Neath, they were entitled to the sum of £2000. He would move that that money be utilised to extend the buildings. This was agreed to. On the motion of Dr. Jones the chairman was heartily thanked.
Cwmaman. CONCERT.—A grand benefit concert was given at the Public Hall on Mon lay last, the proceeds of which were in aid of Mr. Rees Edwards, Glanaman-road, who is ill. Mr. J. Ray ably presided. The following artistes took part:-So- prano, Madam Jones (Llinos Porth); contralto, Miss Marion Lewis; tenor, Mr Watkin Phillips; baritone, Mr. Gwilym D. Phillips; harpist, Master Roger Thomas. Madam E. Watts ably accom- panied. R.A.O.B. (Mount Pleasant Lodge).—On Thursday night, April 11, the members of the above Order assembled together to present Bros. T. R. Evans and T. B. Pugh with valuable jewels in recOtgIlition of services rendered. Messrs. W. T. Wood, C.P., and W. Isaac, C.P., made the presentations on behalf of the lodge, both adding a few suitable words. An ad- dress was then delivered by Mr. J. Howells, who said t&uat Mr. Pugh was a most energetic secretary, and did much for the cause at Cwwaman. An enter- tainment followed, in which the follow- ing took part: Messrs. W. Isaac, A. Silve, W. T. Wood, A. Curtis, R. Evans,
Why did Christ rise?" This was the subject of a discours- given by Mr. G. A. Birkenhead, of Barry, at the Christadelphian Hall, Gwawr street, Aberaman, on Sunday even- ing. The hall was well filled with an intelligent audience who followed the speaker with open Bibles and apparently with keen interest. The 45th chapter of Isaiah having been read as an introduction, the lecturer at the outset said that it might appear strange to put such a question as that propounded in the subject. It might be thought upon the first blush to be better and more appropriate to ask, Why did Christ die?" To those who acknowledged that Jesus Christ was a saviour and a good man, the question was perhaps rather strange. But they must take a broad view of the Scriptural plan of salvation in order to understand the real meaning of such a question as they asked and which appeared on the face of it so strange. The reason for asking the question would appear for a study of the great scheme of salvation inaugur- ated by the God of heaven and earth. It was a most important question to answer. If they went to the ministers of various denominations for an explanation of God's scheme of salvation, they would re- ceive various answers, and such as would not be satisfactory. They were not con- cerned with what the theologians or lay- men had to say on the matter, but would go to the Scriptures themselves and in- vestigate the matter. God had given His revelation to mankind as a whole, and not to any favoured class of men. The Scriptures had come to men directly first through the prophets, and then the apostles. In the chapter read, Isaiah xlv., God Himself appealed to man to listen to His Word. Could they imagine that the purpose of God was simply to allow the earth to be inhabited by sin- ners for six or seven thousand years auu then to burn it up? That was not what they gathered from the chapter read. God formed the earth for an express, pur- pose to be inhabited by a class of people that would give Him .e reverence due unto Him. That unto me every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall sware," verse 23. That would be the age when there would be no death, no sorrow, no crying. It was the great consummation that the poet had spoken about. This was the great object of the Creator in bringing the world into its present state, to people the earth with an immortal race. It was also written, As I live saith the Lord, the earth shall be filled with my glory as the waters cover the deep." In Genesis they were told that In the beginning God created heaven and earth." That was long1 ages before Adam, as geology proved. They were also justified in believing that the earth was inhabited before, as Adam was told to replenish the earth. The angel3 might have been the former inhabitants of the earth. When man was created he appeared as the top stone of God's cre- ation. But by man's disobedience, sin entered and death by sin. But God's purpose did not end here. Jesus Christ came to do more than preach the Gospel, He came to destroy the devil and his works. Te destroy the works of the devil was to abolish sin and death with all the attendant evils, from the arena. Christ had conquered death, and having the keys of hades and death would use them in the resurrection of his saints. Why did Christ rise?—That all who be- lieve in Him might rise likewise, when he exercises the power vested in him by divine right and authority. Therefore, as the Apostle Paul put it,"Be ye stead- fast and unmovable, for as much as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord."
Aberaman. PRESENTATION.—On Saturday even- ing last a meeting was held by the bakers of the Cwmbach Co-operative Society, Ltd., in order to present Mr Arthur Wil- liams with a suitable memento on the oc- casion of his departure for Canada. Mr James Phillips, one of the directors of the Society, presided. The presentation consisted of a silver cigarette case and silver match-box, each of which bore the inscription, "Presented to Mr. Arthur Williams on his departure to Canada, April, 1907." Mr. Joseph Evans, the foreman baker, in a neat little speech, handed over the cigarette case, and Mr. G. Philpin, one of his fellow-employees, also presentedthe match-box. Other em- ployees of the Society spoke in felicitous terms of their acquaintance with Mr. Williams. The chairman exhorted them all to remain loyal to the cause of Trades Unionism, and be united in all their aims.
Cwmbach. DEATHS.—On Tuesday morning last three deaths occurred at the village of Cwmbach. One of them was Mrs. Eliza- beth Daniel, Morgan-row, who was one of the oldest inhabitants of the village. She had been a faithful member of Bryn Seion Congregational Church, and her son, Mr. John Daniel, was for many years precentor at this church, and is now a deacon there. Besides him, she leaves another son and three grown-up daughters (one of whom is in America) to mourn their loss.—Another sad death was that of Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, the wife of Mr. John Williams, Phillip-row. She had been ailing for the past six months. She was a member at the Primitive Methodist Church, and leaves three young children. On Thursday morning also Mr. David Rogers (67), Tir- founder-road, another old inhabitant, passed away. He attended Bryn Seion Congregational Chapel, and was known as a most respectable person. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to each of the above families in their sad bereave- ments. The three will be buried on Saturday at the Aberdare Cemetery.
Billiards PENRHIWCEIBER v. CWMAMAN. Penrhiwceiber: L. Morris (capt), 73; W. Thomas, 100; H. Da vies, 100; W. Nicholas, 100; Rd. Lewis, 100; C. Stevens, 84; J. Price, 100; L. Jones, 100; total, 757. Cwmaman: Dd. EL Davies, 100; Rd. Thomas (capt.), 78; Wm. Hughson, 97; Aug. James, 69; Wm. Pitt, 66; T. S. Rees, 100; T. J. Lewis, 94; D. M. Rees, 94; total, 698. This return match was played at Pen- rhiwceiber on Monday night.
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The Drain and the Lane. At Mountain Ash County Court on Tuesday, before His Honour Judge Bryn Roberts, Lucretia Jones brought an action against John Williams (both of Windsor Place, Ynysybwl) to recover damages sustained by defendant having stopped a drain leading from plaintiff's premises through those of the defend- ant, and also sought an injunction to re- strain defendant from continuing the nuisance caused thereby. There was also a counter-claim by defendant for damages sustained by the plaintiff en- croaching on a lane over which the de- fendant, John Williams, had a right-of- way. An injunction was also asked in the counter-claim. Mr Gwyn Morris (instructed by Mr. Origen Davies, Ponty- pridd) was counsel for the plaintiff, and Mr. Raymond Allen (instructed by Mr. W. Griffiths, Pontypridd) for the defend- ant.—John Williams giving evidence in support of the counter-claim, stated that the plaintiff had by her negligence al- lowed a drain, jointly used by both parties, to become stopped up, and to leak into his back kitchen, causing bad smells, discomfort, and danger to his health. He took a portion of the drain away, and then stopped it up altogether with earth, etc., and not cement as sug- gested by opposing counsel. Evan Davies, slaughterman in the employ of the last witness, corroborated.—Harry D. Jones, sanifcavy inspector to the Mountain Ash Urban District Council, stated that he advised the plaintiff to have the drain put in order. The drain was defective in construction previous to defendant's slaughtermen practising upon it. The question of obstructing defendant's right-of-way was gone into. A lane run- ning at the back of Windsor-place, and over which John Williams had an undis- puted right-of-way, had been encroached upon by the plaintiff. Williams was in the habit of driving cattle, sheep, etc., along it to his slaughter-house. The width of the lane according to the pro- visions of the lease should be 4 feet 6 inches, but the plaintiff had by encroach- ment reduced that to 2 feet only. Mr. W. Dowdeswell, architect, called to rebut that statement, admitted there was an encroachment, but which only amounted to eight inches.—Counsel for plaintiff stated the hoarding had been knocked down by Williams's cattle, and in cross- examining Williams, elicited the fact that they were "well-behaved bullocks," and that the wind had blown the hoard- ing' down.—His Honour suggested a re- feree be, appointed to delimit the boun- dary line in dispute, and if the parties could not agree on the appointment, the Court would select someone to act in that capacity.—Judgment was given for plain- tiff with the injunction claimed for £ 1 and costs, and for the defendant on the counter-claim, and injunction as claimed for £ 1 and costs.
Fire at Abercwmboi. A fire broke out at 52, John-street, Abercwmboi, on Saturday last, caused by one of the children dropping a candle in one of the bedrooms. Were it not for the bravery and promptness of P.C. His- ton, it would have ended disastrously. The gallant P.C., by means of a ladder climbed up to the top storey, and smashed in the window. A band of will- ing hands passed up the buckets of water. Still the flames burst forth, and as the next house seemed to catch fire, Messrs. Perrott Bros., who live close by, phoned for the Brigade at Aberdare, who with remarkable smartness proceeded to the scene of the fire, but P.C. Histon and his 'helpers had the fire now well in hand, so it was deemed prudent to phone to Aberaman to stop the Brigade. Much sympathy is felt for Mrs. James, who lost her furniture and some valuable old pictures and books.
Enginemen's Association. The seventy-first quarterly meeting of the Monmouthshire and South Wales Colliery Enginemen, Stokers, and Surface Craftsmen's Association was held on Saturday at Cardiff, Mr W. Davies, Mountain Ash, presiding. The 55 branches of the association were repre- sented, and the attendance also included Messrs W. Hopkiis (agent), W. Bosley (general treasurer), and W. Woosnam (general secretary). Gratification was expressed at the remarkable strides that were being made in regard to the numerical and financial strength of the association, a consider- abla increase having been made in both respects during the quarter. The agent's report was lengthy, and contained instances of several cases that had been amicably settled, and of sub- stantial concessions having been obtained for the members. The question of extending the objects and benefits of the association so as to include payment to members idle through certain causes was considered, and a rule to give effect to tlfBit object was adopted.
Mountain Ash Education Committee. On Tuesday, Mr. Wm. Davies (vice- chairman) in the chair. The other mem- bers present were Mrs. Owen Jones, Messrs. Hugh Price, R. Parsons, J. Powell, J. P. Davies, W. Fenwick, J. Charles, Rev. E. V. Tidman, W. S. Davies, Bruce Jones, J.P., D. Rogers, with Mr. Alfred Morgan (director of edu- cation). EVENING SCHOOLS. Dr. J. James, chief education official of Glamorgan, wrote stating that -289 4s. 4d. was due to the Council in respect for rent for evening classes. The Director said that the Council's claim was e102 15s. He thought the difference was due to the rent for St. Margaret's Vestry. The Vicar charged 3s. 6d. or 4s. 6d. a night, and he paid Is. a night to the cleaner out of that.—It was agreed that the director and the chairman of the evening schools com- mittee should interview Dr. James. VARIOUS. The Director reported that 7 out of 22 pupils had passed the proficiency examin- ation. Mr. D. Rogers: Very creditable to our schools, I must say! The monthly attendance returns showed that there were 8,064 names on the books, the average attendance being 7,174, or a percentage of 89. The Director remarked that the attendance officers had I cause to congratulate themselves upon the good attendance. The Director was given permission to advertise for tenders for the erection of a Cookery Centre at Mountain Ash. SOAP AND BLACKLEAD. The Director submitted a list of duties of school cleaners, which were adopted, excepting that one or two amendments were carried. He also recommended that scrubbing and other brushes should be supplied to cleaners. Mr. J. Powell remarked that whereas the instructions to the cleaners included blackleading grates, no provision was made for blacklead brushes. Mr. W. S. Davies: Nor for blacklead. Mr. J. P. Davies: I move that we do not supply blacklead. Mr. Parsons: Give them some coal-tar, then. Rev. E. V. Tidman proposed, and Mr. J. Powell seconded, that school managers should sign the requisition list for soap, as well as for other material. The Director pointed out that head- masters and head-mistresses usually or- dered soap, and sent in the account with their statement of salaries. Mr. W. S. Davies moved an amendment that the arrangement with regard to soap hold good. The amendment, how- ever, was defeated by 7 to 3. Mr. Hugh Price: I should like to know, Mr. Chairman, who is entitled to the prize wrappers P—(Laughter.) Mr. Rogers: He is going in for a piano lr. W. S. Davies: Yes, or something else. (Laughter. Finally it was carried that all brushes, as well as soap and blacklead be sup- plied, the managers to be approached by the head-masters when such articles were required.
Weddingat Penrhiwceiber On Saturday week an exceedingly pretty wedding was solemnized at Penuel C M. Chapel, Pontypridd. The contracting parties were Miss Maggie Reynolds, the well-known mezzo-soprano, daughter of the late Mr. David Reynolds, Penygraig, and Mr. Morgan Davies, A.C., R.A.M., eldest son of Mr. Rees Davies, overman, Penrhiwceiber Colliery. The bride was beautifully attired in a costume of cream nun's veiling, and a black picture hat. Mr. Gwilym Davies, A.C., brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man. The bridesmaids were Mss Sinnie and Miss Myfanwy Reynolds, sis- ters of the bride. There were also present at the ceremony Miss M. A. Evans and Miss Louise Morgan, Tony- pandy; Miss J. Owen, Creigiau; and Messrs. D. J. and Emrys Davies, brothers of the bridegroom, Penrhiweciber. The Rev. Rowland Morgan, Pentyrch, late of Hermon C.M. Chapel, Penrhiwceiber, tied the nuptial knot. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. Erani Reynolds, Tonypandy. After the cere- mony the party were driven to the bride's home, where an excellent breakfast had been prepared, after which the 'happy pair left for Swansea.
Football By "Spectator." —— On Monday the Darians played a fix- ture with Brynmawr on the latter's ground, and received a severe drubbing. This was mainly due to the fact that only about five of the regular fifteen were able to turn out. On Tuesday, before a fair" crowd, Merthyr made their second appearance this season on the New Athletic Ground.. The home team was greatly strengthened by the inclusion of Martin (Newport), Jones (Llwynypia), and Trevor Flooks (Cardiff) in the three-quarter line, Alf Pickering having to stand down for an outsider. Dai Jones (Treherbert) and Dick Thomas (Mountain Ash) were in- II' cluded in the front rank. In the first half both teams played up well, the two MacGregors, one of whom is the Scottish International, being closely watched by the crowd. Chris Williams, the idol of the Merthyr team, failed to bring off any of those dodgey swerves for which he is becoming famous, Rhys Rees upsetting him time after time. A try was scored by each side. In the second half the Darians were superior to their opponents, and after a lot of scrambling play, Dick Thomas went off at top speed, and when within a yard or so of the line passed neatly to Dai Jones, who scored the winning try. Sid Leaker, who turned out in the for- ward line, should certainly be given a further trial, as his display on Tuesday merited the confidence of the selectors.
Air Rifle League. Lamb and Flag v. Prince of Wales, Aberaman, shot at Lamb and Flag, Aber- aman on Thursday Lamb and Flag.—H. Williams. 30; F. Basset, 26; T. Griffiths, 28; A. Howells, 29; J. Mason. 30; W. Hallesey, 29; A. Morgan, 30; S. R. Slade, 29; J. Davies, 28; George Stephens, 31; G. Robert, 32; H. Bishop, 30. Total,. 352. Prince of Wales.—Bert. James, 31 Cartledge, 31; D. E. Lewis, 33; T. Howells, 31; T. Davies, 29; C. Moseley, 28; A. W. Bryn, 33; W. Lewis, 29; J. W. Griffiths, 30; F. Stone, 27; A. Howells, 33; J. Howells, 31. Total 366. The Prince of Wales team is composed mainly of Volunteers residing at Mountain Ash, and therefore they had no difficulty in defeating the Lamb and Flag team in their fight for supremacy.
Air Rifle Shooting LAMB & FLAG v. MOUNT PLEASANT. Lamb and Flag: A. Howells, 23; J. Stanton, 27; H. Bishop (capt.), 30; J. Stephens, 24; J. Mason, 30; D. Addiscot, 26; F. Bassett, 29; G. Stephens, 29; T. Griffiths, 28; S. R. Slade, 30; J. Davies, 26; G. Roberts, 30; total, 332. Mount Pleasant: E. Samuel, 26; A. Williams, 20; H. Harries, 23; S. Collins, 27; W. J. Jones, 28; D. Morgan, 25; D. Davies, 17; W. Thomas, 15; M. Giles, 24; S. Jones, 25; E. Jenkins, 32; B. Thomas, 26; total, 288. Shot at the Mount Pleasant Inn on Monday evening.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, and DEATHS. MARRIAGE. PHILLIPS-HARVEY.-On Tuesday April 16th, at St John's Church Kidder- minster, by the Rev. J. F. Kershaw, and the Rev W. T. Davies, Penarth, Rev E. T. Phillips, son of the late Mr. Jas. Phillips, of Aberdare, to Ethel, daughter of the late Mr. James J. Harvey, of Kidderminster. No cards. At home, Monday, May 13th and after.
IN MEMORIAM. In ever loving remembrance of George Lloyd, Abernant Park, who fell asleep April 21st, 1906.-From his SORROWING SISTER. On the resurrection morning, All the graves their dead restore, Father, mother, sister, brother Meet once more.
PRINTING of every description neatly And promptly executed at the "Leader" Office, Market-street, Aberdare, at most moderate prioee.
II Spanish Armada at Abercynon On Monday, at the Workmen's Hall, Abercynon, a grand performance of a high-class cantata, entitled, "Deliverance of England," or "Spanish Armada," was given in full character under the aus- pices of the English C.M. Forward Move- ment. The choruses were rendered by a choir. Action songs were given by the Juvenile Choir, and were assisted by the following well-known artistes:—So- prano, Miss May Wheadon, Penygraig, as Queen Miss Jones, Blaina, as "Lady Catherine Howard Mr. Harry Lewis, Nelson, as Lord Howard Mr. Evan Lloyd, Abercynon, as "Arthur"; Mr. D. Williams, Mountain Ash, as "Lord Lei- cester." The accompanists were Miss Rose John and Mr. Haydn Wood. The Abercynon Orchestral Band (1st violin, Mr. D. T. Theophi'lus and Mr. David Hughes, A.C.V.; 2nd violin, Mr. Wm. Thomas and Mr Wm. Davies); clarinet, Mr. M. Shepherd; cornet, Mr. W. Way; bass, Mr. George Evans), gave selections. The conductor was Mr. Oliver Meredith. Mr. E. H. Battram occupied the chair. The proceeds were in aid of the church funds.
CARGO FLEET IRON CO. Some time ago the Cargo Fleet Iron Company, Middlesbrough, secured two big contracts for steel rails from the Argentine railways. The first shipment in fulfilment of these contracts has now been made, and has been subjected to most exhaustive tests by Lloyd's surveyors and other experts, with the result that the steel, which was made by the Talbot process installed in the Cargo Fleet Works, has been pronounced superior to any other turned out in this country. And, more than this, says the Shipping Gazette, German makers secured orders from the same railways at the same time, and it is now officially declared that the German steel has failed to stand the tests, and that, in consequence, the order plaoed with the German makers has been eancelled. By the way, the South Durham Iron and Steel Company, whose shares are largely held by the Cargo Fleet Company, has just deo clared a dividend at the rate of Is. per share- which is another welcome feature in the situation*
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