Mountain Ash Jottings. BY LUCIFER." At least we breathe more freely thar a week ago, for the decision arrived at by the vast crowd on Cefn Glas Moun- tain last Sunday afternoon has given a respite to those anxious feelings that pervaded everyone in the district. It is cutting it rather fine to leave a decision of such, a momentous character to the last hour, but it could not be helped under the circumstances. A. curious story reaches me in refer- ence to a non-unionist who borrowed a sum of money from a gentleman in high position to pay up the Federation de- mands. Up to a late hour last Saturday night the individual had not arrived at the lodge with his payments. Those who braved the elements at the Duffryn Grove Sports had something for their money, for it was a fine. sporting programme, and the tea was done splen- did justice to. Perhaps rainy weather does make for a good appetite, and it is tc be hoped that good digestion waited on it. The billiard carnival at the Inatitule wa,s a complete success, although the at- tendance was very sparse. I understand that greater players will pay a visit later on in the season. Sir Marchant Williams changed his mind, and such a ohange too! Whatever it was that made our Stipendiary per- form such a complete volte face, must be left to the imagination. It does not require the brains of a Philadelphian lawyer to solve the problem, for to my mind it was brought about by Mr. F. P. Charles' notice of appeal, purely and simply. The question naturally arises, Would the change of mind have taken place had there been no notice of appeal? Again, why should Mr. Rees be mulcted with costs ? If there were no offence why should the landlord have to pay those expenses? Hasty judgments arrived at without due consideration of the whole facts of a case have before now brought about irrepar- able calamities; they have sent many a poor fellow to, his doom, aye, and to the undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveller returns-" The Mountain Ash Buffs are holding their annual Church Parade next Sun- day, when a special service will be held at St. Margaret's Church. The sermon will be preached by the Rev. D. E. Roberts, M.A., the Chaplain of the Sir- dar Lodge. Sunday trading is exciting a large amount of attention in our district, and, as the Stipendiary observed, the 5s. ine was not a deterrent. I cannot under- stand why a. shopkeeper who sells a penn'orth of fags should be fined, any more than the rfaff Vale engine drivers, or the cabman who takes a fare to Pen- deryn, or, for the matter of that, the chef who cooks my Lord Bishop's dinner. I should like to know whether a tobac- conist's licence states- it is only for 6 days. The law always was a a hass," and I suppose will continue to be so to the end.
Gas Explosion. ABERDARE MEN INJURED, Lot Lake and Henry Gibbs, two men employed at the wagon works of Messrs Williams and Sons,'Builders and Under- takers, High-street, Aberdare, were injured on Thursday afternoon by an explosion of gas in a gas engine. They were at once driven to the Cottage Hos- pital where their burns, which were mainly confined to their arms, were dressed. They were not detained.
Football. ABERDARE CRESCENTS A.F.C. The final general meeting in connec- tion with the above team was held on Tuesday evening at the Commercial Hotel, when Mr Charles Hacker occu- pied the chair. The following officers were elected: -captain, Mr George lOng; vice-captain, Mr Joe Lewis. A power- ful committee was also formed, ovei' which Mr W. J. Davies will preside, and among those elected are, Messrs W* Jones, W. Prowl, D. Williams, Hacker. W. Davies. Geo. Morgan, Tom Price, W. Spencer Evans, Jack Williams, etc., etc- Mr Jack Donovan was appointed to act as treasurer, whilst the secretarial duties will again be discharged by Mr Ivof Thomas. As previously reported, the team have obtained the use of the, Athletic Grounds on alternate Saturdays with the senior club, and the Crescents have again entered the Aberdare and" District League competition. It was de- cided to play the trial match at the park next Saturday. The team is now stronger than ever, and the hearty support shown them by the large number of new sup- porters is encouraging.
Now on view at HATT, & SONS, House, Aberdare. jPt Sk Satin Walnut Kjff!111 [1! Bedroom Suite V m ( All Solid, special design, ) ,(. £6 19s. 6d. pIIlI INSPECTION INVITED. Largest Stock of Furniture in the District. MOVE AND EMPLOY THE /jfl E L»„ TAFF VALE COAL CO's Bfti y<Pr»>'v«" coai°c!? Furniture Vans. | Experienced Packers employed Offices: 22, OXFORD ST., MOUNTIN WM. USHER & Co., ORIGINAL FINANCIERS, 14, Commercial Street, j ABERDARE. j (Over Mr Lloyd's, Grocer). J0j/*k LENT. | UWiW No Fees. | Personal attendance on Tuesdays j and Fridays from 1 to 7 p.m. Or please write to Head Office: j 14, Picton Place, SWANSEA. ——— — —' Public Notice. TAKE NOTICE that I will not be responsible for any debts con- tracted in my name by any person after this date, 3rd September, 1907. EVAN THOMAS, 5, Griffith street, Aberdare. Notice. TTTF. Milkvendors of the Aberaman District wish tc inform the inhabi- tants of the above district that they have decided to raise the price of milk to 4d. per quart from the 1st of September until farther notice. ABERDARE. THE ANNUAL I HORSE SHOW WILL BE HELD AT THE NEW ATHLETIC GROUNDS (The finest Show Ring in the Kingdom). ON MONDAY, Sept. 9, 1907. Entries close Friday, September 6th. iC200 for open Riding, Driving, Jumping, Trotting, and Galloway Handicaps. J630 including Silver Cup and Medals for Shoeing Classes. Gates open at 10 o'clock, judging com- mencing at 10.30. ADMISSION i Field Is., Enclosure Is. Id., I Covered Stand 2s. 6d. Admission to Field after 5, 6d. Refreshments, including luncheons and i teas will be provided. W. R. MORGAN, 30. Weatherall; street. Aberdare, Hon. Sec. Are you a Photographer? If so, I should like you to come and inspect my stcck of photographic goods Many photo- graphers, both amateur and otherwise, have done so, and have been good enough to say that the inspec- tion paid them. I have the latest styles and makes, and all prices are moderate. I have a good price list; ask for one; it is free. I. E. THOMAS, Chemist j ABERAMAN. Prepaid Small Advertisements Inserted at the following specially low rates. One week 4 wks. 13 wks s. d. s. d. B. d. 20 words 0 6 1 6 3 0 28 „ 0 9 2 3 5 3 86 „ 1 0 3 0 7 9 Remittances may be made by Postal Orders or half-penny stamps. If not prepaid double rate will be charged. Advertisement and Publishing Offices, Market Street, Aberdare. SITUATIONS VACANT. GENERAL Wanted. Must be able to work. Good references,— Apply Robert's Arms, Aberdare. WANTED an apprentice to the Ironmongery Trade Apply, Hopkins, Canon street, Aberdare. 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COALOWNERS AND NON-UNIONISM. | At the mon-tic mass meeting of the Taff and Cynon Miners, held on the Cefn Glas Mountain on Sunday, Mr. T. Au- drews, Ti-eliari-is; made the somewhat startling announcement that "at Tre- liarris the Ocean Colliery Company had met them freely and frankly, and re- cognising the fact that all the men's wages were regulated by the Conciliation Board agreement, to the cost of which the men had to pay, had agreed to sup- port the men's contention, and had given an undertaking that all non-Unionists should either join the Federation or leave the colliery by the end of Septern- her. They had further undertaken to allow the men's representatives to' see every man who wan employed had a clear card, and to examine the em- ployers' books in order to get the name of every man employed and to make a mark thereon to draw the attention of the management to him if lie was not a Unionist. The manager had further undertaken that if the men at Merthyr Vale and Mountain Ash came out on strike he would employ no new men until that strike was over." This introduction of an entirely new attitude on the part of the coilowners will have an important •bearing on the troublesome question of non-unionism in the South Wales Coal- field. Hitherto the employers have held themselves aloof from matters pertain- ing to the organisation of the men. They have refused to make any distinction between unionist and non-unionist, and have resolutely refused to assist the Federationists in their efforts to bring all workers into the Federation. But, ac- cording to Mr. Andrews' statement, the Ocean Colliery Co. have made a very bold departure, for they have admitted the principle that they as coalowners are, in their relation to the Conciliation Board, jointly responsible with the Federationists in insisting that all work- men whose conditions of employment and remuneration are regulated by the Con- ciliation Board, should contribute through the Miners' Federation towards the up-keep of that Board. It will be interesting to watch whether the other Welsh colliery owners will emulate the Ocean Colliery Co. If co, the early ex- tinction of the non-unionist species may be safely predicted.
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Abercynon Polloe Court. AV, EDNESDA-Y.-Bkfoi,e Sir T. Marchant Williams (Stipendiary). DRUNKS. Roderick Jones, in Oxford-street, Mountain Ash, 10s. and costs; Robert Rogers, in Martin's-terrace, Abercynon, 10s. and costs; Reuben Jenkins and John Ryan, Ynysybwl, 10s. and costs each; Wrn. Williams, Frederick Bishop, in Ynysybwl; 'Sydney Watkins and Win. Walters, in Abercynon; Timothy Riley, in Station-road, Abercynon, 10s. and costs each. Maggie Murphy, Ynysybwl, a young married woman, was charged with being drunk in charge of a. child three months old, and was ordered to pay 20s. and costs. Annie Clark, Fife-street, Abercynon, was ordered to pay 5s. and costs for being drunk in. charge of a child five years of age. INDECENT LANGUAGE. Mrs. Murphy and Mrs. Neuth, Ynysy- bwl, were summoned by Mrs. Broom, Clydach-street, Ynysybwl, for indecent language. Mrs. Broom detailed the alle- gations made by the two defendants. Mrs. Neuitli was ordered to pay 10s. and costs, and Mrs. Murphy was bound over to keep the peace. CHIMNEY ON FIRE. Benjamin Buller, Robert-street, Ynysy- bwl, was fined 2s. 6d. for allowing his chimney to take fire. SUNDAY TRADING. Peter Tympani, Abercynon, was filled 5s. for Sunday trading. A BUDDING BARRISTEIZ. Chas. Davies, Park-street, Abercynon, an ex-constable, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly on the 15th Aug., and for assaulting P.C. Williams on the 30th August. Defendant conducted his own defence, and held several sheets of foolscap paper in his hand. P.C. Williams said that on the 15th defendant was drunk iand attracted a large crowd. On the 30th, when he went to serve him with a summons, defendant asked him what it was for. Witness re- plied that it was for being drunk and disorderly. Defendant retorted, "You are a liar," and proceeded to catch hold of a poker to strike him. He (witness) then left, but defendant followed and struck him as he was leaving the house. Defendant called several witnesses, and in reply to his questions they said he was not drunk on the 15th. Defendant then gave his version of the assslult. He said that the constable forced 'his way into the house when he was bathing. He admitted calling him a liar, whereupon the constable struck him on the side of the face. He (Davies) then attempted to catch hold of the tongs, but the constable bolted out through the door. Defendant added: "It was a good job, too, that he went, or I would have given him something for striking me." There was a further charge of ob- struction against Davies, and Daviea summoned the constable for assault. These latter two cases were dismissed, and Davies was fined 10s. and costs for being drunk, and 20s. and costs or 14 days for the assault on the constable. Defendant: I shall appeal against your decision. It is a gross injustice. ROWLAND HILL'S FRANK ADMISSION.. Rowland Hill, a boy about 8 years of age, summoned Ellen Jones, married woman, living at Kennard-street, Ynys- boeth, for assault. The boy said that he was sitting on a fence one day when Mrs. Williams came on to him and struck him twice on the chest. Mrs. Williams, who spoke in Welsh, said that the boy had beaten her little boy. She asked Hill why he did so, and gave him a push. He then threw stones at her and called her vile names. 'Stipendiary (to complainant): Did you call her bad names?—-Yes, sir. Stipendiary: What did you call her?- A b old wh-. Stipendiary: Then this case is dis- missed. MARRIAGE! LINES PRODUCED. Dorothy Paltry was summoned by Maud Mullett, Abercynon, for indecent language. Mrs. Mullett said that de- fendant called her a white livered cow, and other names. Defendant said that Mrs. Mullett wa,13 I the aggressor. She had made allegations against her character by saying that she was not married to the man she was liv- ing with. She had since produced her marriage, lines to prove that she was married. She had them with her that day. Stipendiary: I don't want to see them. I am not interested. Witnet-ise8 were called for both sides, and' Mrs. Palfry was fined 10s. and costs. MISKIN LODGERS' QUARREL. ALLEGED WOUNDING. John O'Brien, lodging at 23, Albert- street, Miskin, was charged with wound- ing a, fellow lodger named James O'Suilivan. Mr. Gwilym Jones, Moun- tain Ash, defended O'Brien. O'Sullivan said he was in the house on Monday last at 12 midnight. He was drinking beer with the landlord, John Winter. O'Brien was pretending to sleep. He was asked by Winter to have a glass, but he refused, saying, "I can buy my own b- beer." A few words then took place between Winter and O'Brien, and the latter struck the former. on the back of the head with th^ poker. Winter then said, "Let things be till to-morrow morning," and went out through the back-door. O'Brien then I commenced arguing with witness and fin- ished by giving him a crack across the. head with the poker, cutting it severely. Witness ran into a. bedroom and locked himself in, while prisoner thumped at the door and wanted to get at him again- Winter in the meantime fetched a con- stable. Cross-examined by Mr. Gwilym Jones t Witness had been in several public- houses during the day, but he was not too drunk to know what he was doing. John Winter corroborated the previous- witness's evidence. Dr. M. Call ill said he examined com- plainant between 3 and 4 o'clock Tues- day morning. The wound was 1| inches long, and extended to the bone. P.C. Francis .rones deposed to arrest- ing prisoner, who admitted striking the complainant with the poker. Prisoner was committed to the Quarter- Sessions. DISCHARGED. Jonah Griffiths, a young man who was arrested on Caemaen-street, Ynysboeth. by P.S. Evans, was brought up for steal- inga pair of boots, pair of trousers, and 2s. 6d. from Thomas Davies, Dowlais. It was stated that prisoner had left his own clothes at the house where 't was alleged he had stolen the article* from. There was no evidence that he had stolen the money. The) prisoner was discharged. CWMAMAN CONSTABLE ASSAULTED Wm. Archer was found drunk ill Fforchaman-road, Cwmaman, by P-C- Perrott. In taking him to the Police Station the constable was assaulted, but not seriously. Archer now said he was in drink, and was sorry for what he had done. Fined 10s. and costs for being drunk' and 20s. and costs for the assault- EMBEZZLEMENT AT PENRHIW- CEIBER. Thomas Henry Parker, Penrhiwcei- her, was charged with embezzlement. Mr. R. Edwards James, who appeared tv prosecute, said that prisoner had been employed for 13 weeks at the local branch of the Callow Park Milk Co.* W. J. Bunney, 53, Rheola-street, local manager for the Company, said that he had suspected prisoner for some tilae"* and one day went round the customeril with him. When prisoner handed in the money that evening he was 4s. 9ld. short. Evidence was given by Elizabeth Williams, Coronation-street, and John Morgan, Tyntetown, that they had paid money to defendant which he had not handed over to his employers. Parker was sent to prison for 14 day^e
Man and wife at Variance. At Aberdare Police Court on Tuesday Margaret Protheroe, of Mountain Ash, summoned her husband, Bees Morgan Protheroe, (late licensed victualler of Hirwain, and now acting as jobmaster t Barry) for persistant cruelty.— Mr W- Kenshole, appeared for complainant, andi Mr Harold Lloyd, Cardiff, defended. Upon the case being called, Sir T. lqcr, chant "Williams said that he thought the parties had better arrive at a settle- ment. He said he was not speaking a. random, and he thought in the interest of everybody it would be better if the case was amicably settled.— Mr stated that he hoped the case would bo, settled. There were many unpleasant things in coneotion with it, but he would endeavour to see if he could coJJle to terms with his friend.— Sir March" ant then adjourned the case until tbs 17th.
Fire at Aberdare. An outbreak of fire occurred in the coach-house and warehouse of the Aber- dare Co-operative Society on Tuesday morning. Mr Swale, a mail driver employ- ed by Mr T. Dix, of the Boot mews, who made the discovery, at once raised the alarm, and in a few minuits the fire bri- gade was in attendance' The outbreak was soon got under.