Services for, Sunday Next. TABERNACLE Cong. Church. Aberdare. Services at 11 and 6. Sunday School at 2.30. Preacher, Rev, J. M. Jones, M.A., (pastor.) HIGHLAND Place Unitarian Church JLjL Aberdare. Services at 11 and 6. Sunday School, 2.30.-Preacher, Mr John Davies (Aberdare), student, Home Missionary College.
Tnecynon. ACCIDENT.—On Monday morning at Bwllfa Colliery (old pit), Mr David Lewis, Alma street, received injuries to his foot through a fall of coal. He was conveyed home and attended to by Dr Bankes.
Penrhiwceiber. FOOD FOR REFLECTION. A Rood suit of clothes is sure to command re- spect. Get one made to measure- at Tom Davies, The Tai lories, Commercial- street, Mountain Ash. OBITUARY.—Last Saturday after- noon the funeral of Mrs. Gruett, wife of Mr. Benjamin Gruett, 25, Woodfield- terraoe, took place at Caegarw Cemetery. The deceased was; only 41 years of age.
Hirwain. TABERNACLE.—The Rev J. E. Thomas, Rama, Treorky, officiated here on Sunday last. FUNERAL.—The funeral of Mrs Margaret Evans, who passed away on Monday week, took place on Thursday last amid manifestations of regret, the interment taking place at Penderyn Churchyard. The Rev E. Wern Wil. liams. Nebo, officiated. ANNUAL MEETINGS.—The annual preaching services of Soar Wesleyan Ckapel were held on Sunday and Monday last when powerful sermons were preached by the Rev Hugh Hughes, and the Rev E. Davey Thomas, Hirwitin. Collections were made in aid of the Chapel Funds. MINISTERIAL.—During this week the annual meetings of the Welsh Bap- tist Union of England and Wales are held at Llanelly. Tne Rev. D. Collier, addressed a public meeting on Tuesday evening on Creed in its Relation to Life. Our readers may recollect that it was at Ramoth Baptist Church, Hir- wain, that the Rev Mr Collier was ordain. ed and here he laboured most success- fully for four years. Mr Collier, is looked upon as one of the most promis- ing preachers in his denomination. PRESENTATION.—On Wednesday evening, a few friends met together at the Globe Inn, for the purpose of pre- senting Mr and Mrs Fred Webb, Brecon road, on their departure for Australia. Mr John Rowlands presided, and on behalf of the subscribers, he handed Mr Webb a beautiful staff, while Miss Esther Jones presented Mrs Webb with a silver teapot, which was suitably inscribed. A purse of gold was handed over by Mr Evan Williams. Addresses were de. livered by Messrs George James, Evan Jones and others, each speaker paying a tribute to Mr and Mrs Webb, and wish- ing them bon voyage and every success in their new sphere. PRESENTATION.—An interesting presentation meeting was held on Thurs- -day evening at the St. Lleurwg's Parish Room, when Mr A. F. Webb, the only son of Mr and Mrs F. Webb, was pre. sented with a gojd cross and a neatly bound Common Prayer Book, by the teachers of the St. Lleurwg's Church Sunday School. The chair was occupied by the Rev J. Morgan, B.A., vicar, who expressed his regret at losing Mr Webb, who had been a most faithful Sunday school teacher and secretary of the annual Sunday school treats. Miss Edith Bishop made the presentation in a well chosen address, which was feelingly responded to by Mr Webb. Addresses were delivered by several of the teachers.
Llwydcoed. MORIAH.—At Moriah C.M. Chapel on Sunday and Monday, special preach- ing services were held. The ministers who officiated were the Revs R. J. Rees, M A,, Aberystwyth, and D. M. Davies, Penclawdd.
Aberdare. Value for Money.—For up-to-date Hats and Caps, also Suits to measure (fit and style guaranteed), go to J. A. Evans, the noted Hat Shop, Constitutional Build- ings, Canon Street. COMING HORSE SHOW. As our readers may observe in another column, the annual horse show will be held at the New Athletic Grounds, Aberdare, on Monday, Sept. 9th. The programme irf replete with the usual attractions. Substantial prizes are offered for riding, driving, jumping, trotting, shoeing", etc. On previous occasions the show has been a, decided success, and indications point out to a repetition this- year. There is a large number of entries in each class, j() having entered for the shoeing. Morses shod free on ths grounds on the day of the show. Pr,ESENTATIONS.-At Seion Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, on the last Sunday in August, Mrs E. Manuel was the recipient of a handsome Bible, in recognition of faithful attendance and diligence in con- nection with the cause during her three years stay at Aberdare. Mr T. J. Howells, the superintendent, made the presentation. Miss Maud Manuel was also presented with a Bible for faithfulness as a Sunday school teacher. Miss Olwen Manuel received a Red Letter Testament from her teacher, Mr Tom Morgan. On Monday afternoon, the Rev T. Manuel was presented with an ebony walking stick, with real horn handle, silver-mounted, suitably inscribed. Mr Hy. Lloyd (Ab Heven) made the presenta- tion, followed with speeches by Messrs Tom Morgan and T. Job Davies, and a poetical address by Mr Arthur Jones. Afterwards a photograph of the group was taken by Mr Samuel Morgan. Several other pres- ents were given privately to the family by members of the church. All of Mr Manuel's friends wish him every success in his new sphere of labour at Porth, where he started on his ministerial duties last Sunday. OBITUARY.—With tragic suddenness, I buI" very peacefully, Mr. Howard Biiim- well Harris, son of Mr. J. Harris, photo- grapher, Station-street, passed away on Friùav, August 30th, at the 41"0 of 23. Air Harris had been in indifferent health for the last two years or so. He was a most affable and genial young man, greatly liked by all who knew him, and was most intelligent and well-in- fo nned. He was a very devoted Church- man. and a. young man ot exemplary character. The funeral took place on Tuesday. After a short service at St. Elvan's Church the cortege proceeded to the Aberdare Cemetery. The officiating clergyman was the Rev. Dewi Williams, B.A.. assisted by the Rev. K. O. Carter, B.A. The mourners were: Mr J. Harris (father), Messrs. John, Herbert, and Owen Harris, brothers, & Mr Parkinson. The bearers were Messrs Fred Williams, Harry Williams, Phil Thomas, EbeÚ Powell, David and Chas. Howells, Emlyn F. Morris, and Gordon T. Richards. Beautiful floral tributes had been sent as follows:—Mr. and Mrs. Robertson, Robert's Arms (spray); The Aberdare Police Force, Mr. J. R. Thomas, Mr. Roberts and family, Merthyr; Mrs. Baker (spray), Miss Wilcox, Mr and Mrs. ThomaH, Park Villa; Miss Williams, Llanelly (spray); Mr. and Mrs. Poole, Birmingham; Messrs Parkinson and Wil- liams; Mrs. Richards and family, Al- morali (cross); Mr. Owen Harris and Miss Roberts; "Lily ami Olive," sisters (cross); Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Harris, father and mother. The funeral was largely attended, several tradesmen and leading townsmen being present to show their regard for the departed and their sympathy towards the family, who are universally respected. Messrs J. Morgan & Son (Aberdare), Ltd. were the tinder- takers. Mr. Harris and family beg to tender their sincere thanks for the sym- pathy shown to- them in their bereave- ment, and to acknowledge the many messages of sympathy sent, it being im- possible for them to reply to them all individually. OUTING.—A party of prominent II footballers from the district took advan- tage of the fine weather on Sunday morning last to have an outing to Brecon. They all heartily enjoyed them- selves. PARISH CHURCIL—On Sunday evening, at the old Parish Church of St. John the Baptist, there was a child- ren's service. The Rev E. O. Carter, B.A., officiatedj and gave an interesting address. The singing was most hearty, and the sacred edifice was filled. Mr Geo. H. Templeman was at the organ. DANCING.—On Saturday night last, at the Constitutional Hall, Messrs Tom Higgins and party opened the dancing season with a class which numbered over twelve sets. The music was pro- vided by Mr Tom Lewis, of Cardiff road, pianist, assisted by Mr Will Miles at the violin. The selections played were greatly appreciated by the numerous dancing enthusiasts present.
Cwmbach. CHURCH PAR,ADE.-On Sunday the Al),ei-(Iare Detachment of the 3rd V.B. paraded from Aberdare to St. Mary Magdalene's Church, Cwmbach. There were about 90 men on parade, under the command of Capt. W. D. Phillips, the officer commanding the Battalion. Capt. A. L. Gregor, Capt. T. E. Malvoii, Surg. Lieut. Dr. Trefor Jones, and Sergt. In- structor Fowler were also present. The Aberdare Town and Volunteer Band headed the procession. The Rev. Henry Thomas, curate, was the preacher at the church, and an appropriate address was delivered by him. SWIMMING.—Amongst the compet- itors in the great international swimming race through London (fifteen miles) next Saturday, is William Davies, of Cwm- bach. J. A. Jarvis, the long-distance champion of the world, will also compete. William Davies has challenged the Principality for a long-distance contest without finding an opponent. LOCAL WILL.—Mr David Rogers, of 24, Tirfounder. road, Cwmbach, who died on the 15th April last, left estate valued at .£560 gross, with net persoa- alty J £ 538 14s. 6d, and having named no executor of his will, administration ot his estate has been granted to hiswidow, Mrs Sophia Rogers, the residuary legatee.
Aberaman. A NOVELTY.-Amon,-st the names of the contestants for a prize in the Crown of Beauty competition held in connec- tion with the "Weekly Dispatch," we notice this week the names of two local ladies, whose photographs are repro- duced in the above. journal. They are Misses F. H. K. Evans and Florence Morris, both of Aberaman, and they, in conjunction with another lady from Car diff, will represent Section 3 "in the com- petition. OUTING.—On Monday last the annual outing in connection with Gwawr Welsh Beptist Sunday School was held, when a visit was made to Barry Island. Al- though the weather was showery and unsettled, a. large number of Sunday School adherents and their friends made the journey, and a most. enjoyable day was spent. Amongst the trippers were Fev. T. Davies, pastor of Gwawr; Mr. B. Lewis, Guardian; Councillor D. Jackson Thomas, and Mr. J. Simon, ex-check- weigher. FUNERAL.—On Saturday afternoon the mortal remains of Mrs. M. A. Harris. 12, Sunny Bank-street, were conveyed to the Aberdare Public Cemetery for bur- ial. A fairly large concourse of friends and acquaintances attended to pay their laist tributes of respect. The deceased was only 31 years of age. She was the daughter of Mr. David Scorn-field, A C., Sunny Bank-street, and had been well known in musical circles through her ex- cellent attainments as a pianoforte player, having passed several high ex- aminations in that subject. She was married to Mr. Charles James Harris, of Penrhiwceiber, and had lived at the latter place until she returned to her native Aberaman about two years ago. She wa's of a quiet and gentle disposition, and was greatly attached to her home and to her husband. She had borne her leng illness with great fortitude, and had very rarely complained. She was a faithful member of Ynyslwyd Baptist Church, and the Rev. R. E. Williams, pastor, made some feeling references to her departure at the initial portion of the service on Sunday eveii;ii-Beforc, the funeral cortege left the house, the Rev. John Lewis, pastor of Hebron C.M. Church, gave out an appropriate hymn. and at the graveside the burial obsequies wer.) conducted by the Rev. R. E. Wil- liams (Twrfab). The mourners were Mr Charles James Harris, husband, Mr and Mrs. David Scourfield, parents; Mr Win. David Scourfield. brother; Mr. William Harris, Penrhiwceiber, father-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. Rees Rees, Guardian and ex-High. Constable, and Jr, William Phillips, Dowlais, cousin. AVe extend our heart-felt sympathy to the relatives in their sad bereavement. CONCERT.—On Monday evening last a concert was held at Saron Hall under the auspices of the Saron Boys' Choir, under the conduct or ship of Mr. GwilymEvans, Beddoe-street. This choir is an organ- ization that has only recently come into existence, and it is doing splendid work in training and teaching boys in the art of music. The chairman for the evening was Mr. Evan Jones, N-antgwawr Heuse, who delivered an excellent speech of en- couragement at the commencement of the proceedings. The following excellent programme was then gone thrüugh Overture on the piano, Master Brinley Lewis. Selection by the choir, The Village Blacksmith." Solo by Miss A. Jones, "You'll reap whatsoever you HOW" encored. Master Handel Davies then gava an excellent rendering of the solo, "There is a happy land," and^in response to an encore sang God is life and God is love." The recitation of "Mr. Moodv and the mother and her child." by Master David Jeffrey Davies, also elicited an encore, and « Th(' archery of William Tell ,n was therefore given in response. Master Tdwal George sang "Now the day is over," and the choir afterwards rendered "Suffer little chil- dren to come unto Me." A violin solo was given by Master Haydn Lewis, and Miss Lizzie Gingell sang Sun of my soul." The boys' choir then rendered A Song of Laughter," which wan loudly encored. Master D. Jeffrey Davies again delighted the audience with a recitation of "The Old Arm-chair," and as an en- core recitation gave Plesej"fad Nia- gara." Further songs were given by Masters Daniel Davies, Evan Hughes, Handel Davies. and a duet entitled "Casabianca." by Misses Lizzie and M. A. Jones. The choir sang in con- clusion "Hail, merry, merry playtime, hail," and the audience afterwards sang Heii Wlad fy Nkadau," en masse, the solo being taken by Mr. Rees JqDies. Votes of thanks were accorded the chair- man and accompanist, Mastex Brinley Lewis, by the Rev. H. P. Jenkins, pastor ofSaron Chuch, and was seconded by Mi- Daniel Morris.
Cwmaman. If in need of artificial teeth don't fot get to consult Messrs. Shipway an^ Williams, Mountain Ash, who visit, Cwir^aman every Tuesday from 2 to p m., opposite the Co-opert tive Stores BILLIARDS.—On Monday afternoon and evening last the local devotees of the cue were afforded an excellent opportun- ity of watching two past masters in the art of billiards, in the persons of Messrs W. Weiss, the Champion, of Australia, and G Clark, of London. An exhibition match of 1200 up was played between them, Weiss conceding 350 to his oppon. ent. The room was crowded to the doors at every period of the game, and it was evident that the play was followed with intense earnestness by all who were present. Mr Weiss soon wiped oft the number of points conceded, and per- formed some wonderful breaks, amongst them being 162, 144, twice, and 132. He subsequently finished the 1200 when Mr Clark was 1011, thus winning with a comfortable lead of 189. The manner in which both men handled the cue was most deft and masterly, and served as splendid object-lessons to the local bud- ding experts. After the game was over Mr Weiss further treated his admirers to an example of skill in the use of the cue by experimenting with wine-glasses and mar- bles in addition to ordinary billiard balK His extraordinary feats created much C'1. thusiasm, a.nd he was greated with round after round of vociferous applause. His exposition of the now famous anchor stroke also pleased the people very much, and we feel sure that his visit to this place has been greatly enjoyed.
Abencwmboi. MINING.—The friends of Mr William James Davies, Bronallt-terrace, will be pleased to hear that he has been awarded the three mining courses at Cardiff. We trust that we shall hear further of his success in this capacity.
Mountain Ash. WREATHS, Bouquets, Crosses, Harps, Poses, Button Holes, Cut Flowers, etc at F. Turner's. The Mountain Ash Flor- ist, 11, AlleD-street. Advt. NOTICE.—Mi- Fred Allen, 20, Jeffreys- street, is our representative for Moun- tain Ash and district, and be has no connection with any other paper. RHOS CHAPEL.—The annual preach- ing services were held at the Rhos Bap- tist Chapel last Sunday. Addresses were delivered by the Rev. S. G. Bowen, Bryn Cemaes, and the Rev. J. R. Evans, Llwynhendy. Large congregations lis- tened to fervent sermons at each service. The meetings were continued on Monday morning, afternoon, a.nd evening, when the same gentlemen occupied the ros- trum. FRIENDLY SOCIETY DINNER.—The annual dinner in connection with the 20th Century Equitable Friendlv Society (Aberpennar Lodge) was held last Mon- day evening in the Court Room of the Workmen's Institute. A splendid re- past was set out in first-class style by Mr. J. Peters, Oxford-street, and about 90 members sat down. When the tables were cleared Bro. Arthur Dudden took the chair. The following toast was pro- posed by Bro. W. Lakeman (Lodge secre- tary) The 20th Century Equitable Friendly Society," and wan seconded by Bro. George Garrett. The toast of a The Widows and Orphans" was given by Bro. J. F. Garrett, and Bro. J. Owens seconded. The Host and Hostess was proposed by Bro. J. H. Jones, and sup- ported by Bro. A. J. Morrell The meet- ing was most successful, and in order to bring the members into closer touch with each other it was proposed to hold a quarterly meeting thrown open to the public, when papers affecting friendly societies work in general will be read, with discussions to follow. A hearty vote of thanks concluded a pleasant evening. THE WELSH BISLEY. — If anything further was needed to prove the prowess of some of our local marksmen the same tcok place at Conway last week. The great Weltli meeting was a, real gather- ing of the clans; yeomen from the wilds of Carnarvon and Denbigh, from Glam- organ, Merioneth, Pembroke, and Car- marthen; Infantrymen from the low- lands and solitary Welshmen from across Offa's Dyke had all met together in friendly rivalry at Conway, the scene of mauy a stirring conflict in days long gene. Once again have the men of Glamorgan wliown to the, men. of the North and West that they are to be reckoned with. From Monday to last, Friday Mount men were adding success' after success to their names. Corporal W. P. Reynish stands out as the most successful man at the meeting. He headed the list for the total score in all competitions, and thus won the grand aggregate prize and silver medal pre- sented by the National Rifle Association (Bisley). He headed the list in the first stage of the championship, thus securing th& Barlow prize, a much coveted honour, which carries with it a. life mem- bership of the National Rifle Association. The wearer of the, Barlow ivory medallion has considerable privileges extended to him at Bis ley. The Association's silver medal give- Corporal Reynish the right to shoot for the Prince of Wales prize of < £ 100 at Bisley next year. La.nce-Sergt. Alf. Howells made a good bid for the Championship, tieing with Reynish for second place, in addition to scooping in ,tlO in prize money. Private G. L. Stone, as reported in our last issue, as the win- ner of the gold and silver medal, also took J £ 9 prize money. Corporal Reynish's prize money totalled £ 21 10sf. Major Bell lias offered Reynish a place in the Welsh team at Bisley-in fact, he stated he. would like to see Sergt. Tom Davies and Lance Sergt. Howells there also.
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Abercynon. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES were -held at Tabernacle C.M. on Saturday, Sun- day, and Monday. The special preachers were the Revs. J. T. Job, Carneddau, and R. Roberts Davies, Capel Drindod. OUTING.-On Saturday the annual outing by the members of the Lindsay Conservative Club took place. About 90 members journeyed to Ilfracombe, leav- ing Abercynon by the 8.15 a.m. train. The trip across the Channel was delight- ful. An enjoyable day was spent. The arrangements were carried out by Mr. F. Bailey, the secretary of the club. AMUSEMENT.—On Monday and Tues- day nights Charles Harrington's No. 1 Great American Combination, Uncle Tom's Cabin," was staged in the Work- men's Hall. The company numbered 40 artistes. The plantation festival was good. Sylvia Stella danced well, and Rowe and Holden were excellent in the cake walk. The Jubilee, Singers were amusing. Ben Rowe gave an exhibition on the bones; Walter Langford gave selections on the banjo, while the duetists were Rich and Moore. The staging and scenery are admirable. MEETING.—A general meeting of the members of the Abercynon Lodge of the South Wales Miners' Federation was held at the Workmen's Institute on Thursday evening. Mr. George Paget presided. It was decided to continue the active campaign against non-unionists. It transpired that a, large number of men had been employed at the local col- liery within the last few weeks. Show Cards will take place at the colliery. A very strong feeling wa.s expressed that notices should be tendered on the 1st of September, but it was ultimately agreed after some discussion that a mass meet- ing of workmen be convened after the show cards, and should it become neces- sary, notices will be tendered on the 1st of October. A.S.R.S.—The 19th annual Church Parade of the Abercynon Branch of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Ser- vants, was held on Sunday. The mem- bers met at the Navigation House Hotel (their head-quarters) at 1 p.m., where a procession was formed, headed by the Abercynon Brass Band (under the con- ductorship of Mr. William Way), and the beautiful new banner of" the Ponty- pridd and Abercynon Branch. The members of the Abercynon Branch of the A.S.R.S., the Cynon Lodge of the R.A.O.B. in full regalia, and the Bristol and Went of England Friendly Society, paraded Glaivcynou-ter race, Greenfield- stieet, Fife-street, Argyle-street, River- row, Herbert-street, Gertrude-street, Margaret-street, Martin-street, Ynys- meurig-road, Walter-street, Edward- street. North-street. Bassett-street, Aber- cynoii-road, Mountain Ash road, Aber- dare-road, Park-street, Taff View, Cal- diff-road, to St. Donaf's Church, where a special service was held at 3 p.m. The preacher on the occasion was the Rev. D. Ellis Jones, L.D., Curate of Aber- cynon, who delivered an eloquent and most impressive sermon, taking for his text Acts 20, 35, "I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he siid, It is more blessed to give than to receive." He was pleased to see the li, on Y which permeated the. members of the A.S.R.S., and the good work they did ;n relieving the orphans and widows. Cur love towards mankind should be shovm in the most practical manner possible. Special hymns were sung. A collection wa* made during the parade and also in church. The collectors were Messrs. T. Crowley, Ben Davies, D. Davies, A. E.. Stafford, R. Roberts, J. Smith, Edward Warren, E. Tamlyn, and W. Peal. The collection taken in church was X2 8s., while the parade collection amounted o Mi 3s. Sd. The procession was mar- shalled by Mr. Frank Heke, Mr. Tom Jones, Mr. Sydney Blake, and Mr. Percy Blake, secretary of the branch, who had arranged the parade. Mr. Septimus JonespreBided at the organ.
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Aberdare County Court. WEDNESDAY. Before Hi, Honour Judge Bryn Roberts. ECHO OF A COURSING MATCH. Timothy Passmore sued Richard Mor- gan for the sum of tl deposited to the latter in the capacity of stakeholder. Mr. W. Kenshole appeared for com- plainant, and Mr W. Thomas for defend- ant. Passmore said that in February, 1906, he went to a. coursing match in Pont- neathvaughan. He made a bet of £ 1 with a man named Levi Edwards that his dog would kill the first 10 rabbits. The £ 1 was deposited with Richard Mor- gan. Owing to a dispute witness told Morgan not to give his (witness) money up, and Morgan promised not to give it up. By Mr. W. Thomas: The match had taken place about 15 months before he interviewed Morgan regarding the money. Morgan then said he had paid over the money to Levi Edwards. David Davies said he was at the cours- ing match. He heard Passmore tell Mor- gan not to hand over the money. He was with Passmore when he visited Morgan and claimed the money. Witness also had made a bet, and had not received his money from Morgan. Richard Morgan said he lived in Tre- cynon. He agreed to hold the stake mentioned. He asked the referee what he should do with the money, and he was told to pay it over to Edwards. Wit- ness kept the money for a Ion,, time, and seeing no one coming for it, he paid it ever to Edwards. It was not true that Passmore or David Davies had requested 'him not to pay over the money. Levi Edwards said that he made the bet with Passmore on the day in ques- tion. He was paid the money by Richard Morgan in about a fortnight after the match. Passmore told witness that there was no objection on his part. His Honour gave judgment for plain- tiff. A WALL DISPUTE, J. Matthias Jones, Hirwain, represent- ed by Mr. W. R. Edwards, sued Margaret Rees for the cost of erecting a wall al- leged to have been pulled down by her, and also asked for an injunction restrain- ing defendant from tampering with the wall in future. His Honour granted the injunction sought, and also 25s., the cost of erecting a new wall. A CWMAMAN CLAIM. W. Thomas. Pontypridd, the assignee of the book debts of Sarah James, grocer, Cwmaman, and who was represented by Mr. W. Thomas, solicitor, sued Gwen- llian Harris, as administratrix of her de- ceased mother, Jane Rees, for the sum of -PC., 19s. 4d., goods sold and delivered. The plaintiff stated that he had called upon defendant, and she admitted the debt, but held she was not liable, as a will had been left giving everything to her. This was incorrect. She admitted that certain articles of furniture belonging to deceased were at her house. Also that she had received -68 on the death of her mother.—His Honour save judgment for amount claimed. ABERAMAN PLASTERER'S CLAIM. James Davies, plasterer, Aberaman, j sued Anne Jones, widow. for a sum of £1r> 16s. Gd., alleged to be due for repairs effected to her house. Mr. W. R. Ed- wards, solicitor, Aberdare, represented the plaintiff, and the defendant's son was present on her behalf. The evidence showed that the plaintiff was ordered by a Mrs. Phillips. the de- fendant's daughter, to proceed with the repairs. The son admitted the debt, but asked for time to settle it. There arose some argument between the judge and Mr Edwards as to whether Mrs. Jones was really responsible for the repairs, on the ground that they had been ordered by another party. Mr. Edwards remarked that the defendant stood by while the repairs were executed; and, as she was going to benefit by them. he con- tended that ishe wa.s liable. His Honour remarked that it did not necessarily follow that the owner was liable for repairs ordered by another person. Eventually, however, judgment was given for plaintiff with costs. ——
Aberdare Collier Injured. On Wednesday William Evans (Llew Dar), of Graig-place, Aberdare, a well. known soloist, while engaged at his work as a collier at the Cwmaman Col- liery of the Cwmaman Coal Company, was severely injured in the back by a fall of coal. He wa3 removed home, where he now lies in a precarious condi- tion.
Fatality at Mountain Ash. -—— A young man named Wm. King, and wh° lodged with Mr. Bradwick, 2. Jone«- street. Mi skin, was the victim of a fall m Messrs. iNixon s Navigation Pit earlv last Saturday morning. The deceased had resided at the above address during the last fin-e years. He was a native of U ptou-on-Severn, Worcestershire. He was only 22 years of age, and during the time of his stay here had earned the re- t-^t whom he came in con- On Monday morning Mr. R. J. Rhvs (district coroner) held an inquiry at the Mount Pleasant Hotel concerning the death of W m. King.-Cilas. King, brother or deceased, living at Cadwallader-street, identified. The following account of the accident -was given to the Coroner: —Deceased was a haulier, and was. driving at the time in the 2 feet 9 inches seam. He found a post was in the way of the tram, and asked to have it removed. A fall of stone occurred immediately, and after the rubbish was cleared he drove past. j 1 weQf in to fetch another tram, and a second fall occurred. Upon this King went to help to clear it. and a third fall occurred, burying him in the debris, When his body was recovered it WM found life was extinct. David Jones, night fireman, also gave evidence of his visit to the spot. Mr. W. S. Davies, M.E., manager of the colliery, explained the plans of the work- ing. A verdict of "Accidental death was returned. The deceased was taken to Upton-on- Severn on Wednesday morning for in- terment. His father and mother attend- ed to convey their son's remains to his last resting-place. Mr. H. Button con- ducted a prayer meeting at Mr. Brad- wick's house. The eoffin was made by Mrs. Rosser Jones, Penrhiwceiber.
Cricket. PONTYPRIDD v. ABERCYNON. This league match was played at Aber- cynon on Saturday last before a good crowd. Much interest was taken in this match, the result deciding the winners of the shield. Both teams had played 5 matches, Pontypridd having won three, lost one, and drawn one, while the Cynonites had won four and lost one, and were therefore one point ahead of the visitors. Pontypridd ba,tted first with Pawson and Jones. The fielding on both sides was excellent. The score seemed to be 22 for 6 wickets, until both J. Lloyd and Wride got twelve runs between thein. Pontypridd were all out for 41. The Cynonites had a fair chance, but luck was against them, Wilkins being cangh soon aftor the game started. G. Suther- land and Davies made an attempt to save their side, but Davies was bowled. Bedford was also bowled by a H Yorker Wilkins took 3 wickets for 11, Davies I for 4, and Bedford 6 for 20. Pontypridd. F. Pawson. c and b Wilkins. 11 F. Jones, b Wilkins 2 E. J. Williams, st Hopkins, b Bedford 4 O. Morgan, c and b Wilkins. 0 J. Robinson, st Hopkins, b Bed- ford 0 D. J. Charles, c Potter, b Bedford 4 J. Davies, c and b Bedford. 4 J. Lloyd, c Hopkins, b Davies. 4 G. Wride, C.Sutherland, b Bed- ford. 5 A. Chick, not out 0 G. Nation. lbw, b Bedford. 1 Extras 6 Total. 41 Abercynon. E. Hopkins, c Charles, b Morgan 3 H. Wilkins. c Robinson, b Nation 2 W. S. Jones, c Pawson, b Morgan 0 J. Potter, b Nation 6 G. Power, b Nation 1 P Bedford, b Nation. 0 G. Sutherland, not out 6 H. Davies, b Morgan 7 E. H. Woodman, c and k Nation 0 E. Caveley, b Nation 0 J. Ward, b O. Morgan 0 Extras 3 Total 28
A Runaway Horse. Shortly after noon en Wednesday a horse attached to a light trap laden with Jcng lieavv poles bolted into Aberdare from the direction of Aberrant. The dashed up Commercial-Street, which was at the time full of pe-jpli Fortunately .the animal was stopped at the top of the thoroughfare without doing injury or damage.
Northumberland and M.F.G.B. The Northumberland miners have completed the vote on the question of joining the National Miners' Federation. Result :—For joining 16,230, against 3613. The membership of the associa- tion is 24,000, and formal application for admission to the Federation has been made.
j Letters to the Editor. I PIT TOP BATHS. T 0TIICED-IN the lalSt week's issue ,*} Leader a. request bv Work- Germaiivr+<me-°f r'arty who visited Pit-top bathe experience of the I Well as one of the party, I have the greatest pleasure in answering to his mt f'nnV fK toflwrite what I know L.f the pit-top baths that were m vogue at the ni'iies in the estphalian Coalfield of ?wmlny- J?V™Pr<*s-'on we had waS that the comforts and conyenience of the miners were well studied and provided for in this province of Germany. One cf thr- provisions was the pit-top baths. • ?, €very case these baths were conven- ently s-tuated close to the shafts, am"' consisted of a large. and substantially built edifice, and comparable in size to one of the largest chapels in the Aber- dare district. This large room was well ventilated, with sufficient light, and also properly heated by steam eonveved through pipes coming round the walls. In this building the clothes of the work- men were kept, and it was a curious sight to see hundreds of suits of clothes hung up midway between floor and roof, i.e., about 20 feet from the floor. By-the-- way, the sight reminded one of entering into a big pawnshop, only the things were arranged so much better in the former than in the iatter. Anyhow, each suit of clothes was placed on a hook, with a number allocated to each. The hook was attached to a rope. The icpe passed over a little pulley in the roof, whilst its end was connected to a reel. When it was desired to lower or raise the clothes, one simply had to work the reel. These were, of course, the clothes that the: miners wore in coming and going to their work. The baths proper were separate, and connected to the former building. They consisted of several shower baths, so ar- ranged that many of the miners could wash or bath at the some time. There was a separate bath for the boys and also for the officials of the mine. The working clothes were dried and kept in proper condition by attendants. I understand that the baths are also in use at some coal mines in some parts of America, and it is not an uncommon thing to see an American miner coming home from work wearing a nice overcoat and a fine pair of kid gloves in winter weather. The testimony of each of the party was that it was a most excellent arrange- ment, and must have been very conven- ient and comfortable for the working miners. Our experience was that the bath was most refreshing, and indeed everyone of us liked it very much. Warm water in the form of sprays wa« put on first, and then gradually cooled dc.wn to very cold, if desired by the per- son who bathed. The question then that forcibly appeal- ed to us was why could not the baths be introduced into the coalfield of South Wale8F If they are so valuable to the Germans, why not to the Welsh miner also? But I presume that there I" a great barrier of prejudice against the system in South Wales, and to overcome this I believe a good plan would be to send a certain number of practical miners out to Germany to see the system being worked. I am almost certain that they would be immediately convinced of the' feasibility of the pit-top bath sys- tem. Many are the real benefits and advant- ages of such a system. -i.t-The baths are very convenient lor the miners. 2nd—There is a greater morality at- tached to the system. 3rd—It conduces to regularity of word- ing. which is beneficial to the owners as well as the men. 4th-Ailinent,s. such as chills, rheuma- tism. influenza, etc.. peculiar to. the miner, could be greatly minimized. Walking, in some cases a few miles to and from work in wet clothes in all sorts of weather after sweating in the mine is conducive to a cold. and this may develop into a more serious illness, consequently a lot of work is lost on the part of the men, and great suffering caused. The adoption of the pit-top bath sys- tem would, in my opinion, prove a bless- ing to the Welsh miners. MINING STUDENT.
(From Pick-Me-Up.) IN THE BOIS.—She: "Do you believe that man is made of dust?''—He: 1 think he most be, for he always has to settle." Too B., D. Heard about Archie?"—"No. Poor beggar He's in an awful bole. He had arranged to leave for his holidays to-day, and now he can't go. His stupid laundress sent all his pyjamas home with the crease down the 10 wrong way."—" Good gracious! He: So your husband has given up smoking. That wants a pretty strong wil .She. Well, I've got one." Neighbour: "I heard your wife giving yoa "lule Britannia' this morning." Homer: That wasn't mv wife it was the cook. I should never have stood it from my wife! ONE LACK.—Wright: "I've tried everything, and my novels don't seem to sell."—Penman: Excuse me, but you have not tried everything. You know, it is said that Dickens's novels tell four times better than during his life." AN EXCEPTION. -Z-kurrv No, sir; I've never seen a successful man who talked too much. Skidd: Hold on. Do you see that prosperous- looking fellow just crossing the street? Well, that man is worth five thousand, and he com- pletely disproves your tlieorN-Skurry. "How so? "—Skidd: He's a barber." LIFE. "Life," remarked the sententious bachelor, is very much like a game of cards." —" It's more like a game of chess from my point of view," rejoined the married man. "1 | nvariatij move once a yeax."
The Rev. J. Pughe Jones performed the last rites at the graveside. Mr. Frank Mills had charge of the funeral arrange- ments. SHARPSHOOTERS' RECREATION CLUB.—A general meeting of members of the above club was held at the club- house on Tuesday evening, for the pur- pose of electing officers and committee for the coming Air Rifle Season. Mr Edwin James, ironmonger, presided. After briefly referring to the excellent record of the Sharpshooters last season, having come out on top in the East Glamorgan League, and also having de- feated the Gordon Lennox Club, Mer- thyr Vale, the champion team of the Merthyr League, be hoped the Sharp- shooters would be as successful this season. On the motion of Mr. J. W. Bath, the old committee, and officers were re-elected. It was proposed by Mr. W. Nicholas that a debating class be held in connection with the club, and this was unanimously agreed upon. It was de- cided to meet the Gordon Lennox A.R. Club on the home range on Thursday, Sept. 19th. The range will now be open- ed nightly at 7 for practice. Particu- lars re joining to be had from the joint hon. sees., Messrs. G. R. Davies and J. Thomas.