Aberdare Police Court. TUESDAY.—Before Sir T. Marchant Williams, Messrs. D. P. Davies, D. W. Jones, Dr. Davies, and Dr. Jonee. EXEMPTION. John Davies, 22, Stag-street, Trecynon, applied for an order to exempt his child from vac-cination.Granted. THRICE INEBRIATED. Three charges of drunkenness in the neighbourhood of Llwydcoed wer" pre- ferred against Evan Rees. He was fined 10s. and costs in each case. Rees wanted time to pay, but the Stipendiary said, a No, no, you may clear off to Klondyks in the meantime." JUVENILE DRIVER IN TROUBLE. Geo. Pulman, Merthyr, a lad, was sum- moned for not looking after his horse, Defendant had previously been fined for heating his horse on another occasion, and he was now let off with a caution. Defendant wept bitterly while in the dock. IN SEARCH OF GAME BEFORE SuNRlSE. Meredith Jones, Wm. Lever, and Wm. Eva.ns, all from kberainan, were charged with trespassing in pursuit of rabbits. The Stipendiary &aid at first that the summonses would be dismissed because the trespassing had not taken place in prohibited hours, but :t. consultation with the Clerk convinced him that the offence was timed before simrise, and defendants were fined 10s. and costs each. DEFECTIVE WEIGHTS. David Evans, Gadlys, was charged with having in his possession two scales un- stamped, four weights unstamped, and four weights that were unjufct. Inspector Wilson said that defendant told him that he had not sent the imple- ments to be verified, and was not aware of the defects. By Mr. W. Thomas: One of the scales was against the seller. The other was used only in the warehouse. Fined 10s. and costs in respect of each of the three charges. CARELESS, NOT DISHONEST. Rachel Brace was charged with having in her possession one machine unstamped, and also inaccurate (against the pur- chaser). The Stipendiary remarked that it was clearly a case of carelessness, and not dishonesty. She was fined 10s and costs in respect of the one offence, and 20s. in respect of the other. Mr. W. Thomas defended in both cases. DRUNKS. Thos. Harris, M. A. Northey, W. Davies (Trecynon), and W. Kedward, 10s. each. "ONE OF THE ORNAMENTS OF ABERDARE." Philip Edwards was charged on the evidence of Sergt. Angus with using in- decent language. Defendant admitted addressing a sul- phurous query to the sergeant, but denied using any H language" towards his wife, as alleged by the officer. He offeI ed to call his wife to confirm his statement and affirm his innocence. Stipendiary: Of course she will not say anything now. She is afraid of you. You look a ferocious sort of husband. You are one of the ornaments of Aber- dare. You ought to take rooms in the Police Station. Modifying his strictures somewhat, the Stipendiary added, HI suppose you are all right when sober. 5s. and costs." SUNDAY TDADING. Two fair Sabbath-breakers were hauled before the Bench in the persons of Daisv Doult and Ellen Hopkins, and were fined the orthodox five shillings. ANTI-EDUCATIONISTS. David Howells, Aberdare; Emily Hughes, Gadlys; George Davies, Tre- cynon; Thos. Williams, Cardiff-road; Ed. Sweet, and Susan Thomas, were all fined for not sending their children to school. ESCAPED THE GALLOWS. Samuel Jones, who appeared to answer a charge of drunkenness, appeared some- what frightened while he repeated the usual apology regarding its being his first appearence, etc. Stipendiary (in a pacifying tone): We are not going to hang you for it. Pay 5s. and costs.
Mr D. A. Thomas, M.P. Criticised. DISCUSSION AT ABERDAIRF, LIBERAL CLUB. Mr. D. A. Thomas, M P, had been an- nounced to address a meeting at the Aberdare Liberal Club on Tuesday even- ing, but owing to a slight indisposition he was unable to fulfil his engagement. The meeting was held under the aus- pices of the Political Discussion Class, Mr. E. S Hall in the chair; and in the absence of Mr. Thomas it was decided to proceed with a general discussion on various topics. In the first place, officers were elected for the ensuing season. Mr. E. S. Hall and Mr. George Thomas resigned their positions as chairman and secretary re- spectively. Mr. D. W. Evans was ap- i pointed secretary, and Mr. George Powell was appointed chairman. Mr. F. E. Stansfield, in opening the discussion, said he had been shocked at the utterances of Mr. D. A. Thomas the other evening. He believed that Mr. s 11 Thomas was not only physicallv but also politically unwell. He (Mr. Stansfield) had no faith in a man who made love to a Party that was fast becoming a middle class party. If Mr. Thomas wished to recant his Liberalism, and succumb to the blandishments of the nymphs known as the I.L.Peers, let him go over holus bolus at once to the S.D.F., who taught the real Socialistic gospel. He did not think that Mr. Thomao should embarrass the Government at the present juncture. Proceeding, Mr. Stansfield said that some of the I.L. Party M.P.'s were no credit to the Labour Party-Mr. Pete Curran in particular. Messrs. Morgan Watkins and D. M. Richards contended that Mr. D. A. Thomas had a perfect right, as a member of the Liberal Party, to criticise the Liberal Government. Mr. Stansfield: I grant you, but I said embarrass. Mr. Richards: I hope he will go on criticising and harassing and embarrass- ing the Government, as Bright, Cobden, and Henry Richards did in their day when the Government did not move fast enough. Speeches were also given by Mr. Thos. Williams, solicitor; Mr. George Thomas, Mr. Emrys Evans, and others.
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Mountain Ash Police Court. WEDNESDAY.—Before Sir T. Marchant Williams, Major Morgan, and Captain G. A. E vans. DRUNKS. Thos. Williams was summoned for being drunk in Station-road, Penrhiw- ceiber.—P.S. Brier having given evi- dence, Williams said he had an explan- ation to offer. He went to Abercynon on the Sunday to see some friends. He took one glass of port and brandy at the Station Restaurant, and he remembered nothing afterwards until the following Monday morning. Stipendiary: Your constitution is not strong enough. Pay 1(Thomae Davies, in the Old Bush-road, Miskin, 10B. and costs. OBSTRUCTING THE POLICE. David Campbell, Ynysboeth, was charged with obstructing P.S. Evans in the execution of his duty. Sergeant Evans said he was taking a prisoner to custody, when Campbell in- terfered and called upon the crowd to assist him to release the prisoner. Ow- ing to Campbell's action, he had great difficulty in taking him to custody. The Stipendiary said it was a serious offence, and fined defendant 20s. and costs. CHRISTIAN SOCIALISM. MOUNTAIN ASH STREETS OBSTRUCTED. P.C. Francis Jones preferred a charge of obstructing- the streets against Peter Hanley and John Sloman. P.C. Jones said that the obstruction took place on a Sunday in Oxford-street Sloman had a large crowd around him, and so had Hanley. The latter was ad- dressing questions to the former—"Are you a Socialist? If so, go and drink." "Are you a Socialist? If so, go and get a shave," etc. Asked what they had to say, Sloman said he was preaching a religion Stipendiary: Quite a new thing I should say._ Sloman: As my breast indicates. I am a mason. Stipendiary: I shouldn't have rnown it from your breast. (Laughter.) Sloman: I am a Christian Socialist. That means I associate with all denomin- ations of Christians. Stipendiary: That is why you are here, I suppose. (Laughter.) Sloman: I made it a rule when I first came to Mountain Ash 13 months ago to give an address in the street every Sun- day. Stipendiary: What is the use of that? Sloman: I wish to say it is an evangeli- cal address, which is good for the com- munity. It is necessary for the purify- ing of the people, and therefore that is why they send missionaries abroad to evangelise the world. Stipendiary: You better follow your occupation as a mason. If you want to preach you must build a chapel. You can't use the streets. Sloman: I have a testimonial here. Stipendiary: Is it from the Archbishop of Canterbury?—No. Stipendiary: Then I don't want to see it. The summons will be dismissed this time on payment of costs—4s. 6d. each. ALL IN A ROW. Three Italians bearing unpronounce- able names were brought up for obstruct- ing Oxford-street in front of the Work- men's Institute.—P.S. Clynch said the defendants had chip potato carts and ice cream barrels, and they were standing all in a row, blocking the pavement and the entrance to the Institute.—In reply to Major Morgan, one of the defendants said he had been sent out by Bracchi.— Fines of 10s. each were imposed. NO NAME AND NO LIGHTS. Albert Burge, Mountain Ash, was fined 5s. for not having his name on a cart which he was driving Clifford Smith and Ralph Webb, Pen- rhiwceiber, and Wm. Evans.. were or- dered to pay 5s. and costs each for not having lights attached to their vehicles. "BANKER" AT PENRHIWCEIBER. Pla.yiin. "banker or- a Sunday behind Dillwyn-street was the charge preferred against twc lads named Evan Meredith and Lewis Jamffi.-They vere fined 10s. and costs each. FIREWORKS. Two boys Darned Wm. Blacker and Wm. Jones, Miskin, were fined 5s. each for letting off fireworks in Bailey-street and Miskin-voad.—P S. Boulton said the boys threw some squibs right in front of a home which became quite ie.-tive.-The Stipendiary aid that in future he would increase the fine to 20s. ALLEGED NEGLECT OF CHILDREN. John Howells and his wife, Elizabeth A. Howells, Park-street, Penrhiwceiber, were charged with neglecting their three children. Mr. W. Thomas, Aberdare, appeared to prosecute for the N.S.P:C.C and Mr. S Shipton represented the female defend- ant. Inspector John Thomas, Pontypridd, said that defendants had been under his observation since last December. He had visited the house several time8, and repeatedly warned the parents. On Sept. 20th last, at 23, Church-street, Penrhiw- ceiber, he saw Mrs. Howells in the front room, where all the furniture and beds had been heaped together. There was no food or fire in the house. In reply to his questions she said that the children were at her mother's. He later on saw the children. Their heads were in a very bad state. The children were taken to the Workhouse, but they left in a few days. On Sept. 18th and Sept. 2nd he also vi-sitad the house. There was then no food or fire in the house. On July 13th he saw two of the children. They were in a very bad state, and complained of want of food. He also called on July 1st and June 22nd. On June 25th he saw no food in the house. The children were very dirty, and seemed pinched. The Stipendiary said he would like to see the children. The children were then brought for- ward, and the Stipendiary thought they looked very well. Mr. W. Thomas said that undoubtedly they had been neglected. The father was often absent from his work, and the wife had taken to drink. She was a school teacher at one time. Mr. Shipton said that the male defend- ant was more to blame than the w ife. Howells said his wife kept bad com- pany, and had taken to drink. The case was adjourned for a month. STEALING WOOD. • For stealing wood from Penrhiwceiber Colliery, D. J. Davies and Richard Meredith were fined 5s. each. STORY OF AN ASSAULT. Henry Rosser, an employee on Lord Aberdare's Estate, summoned William Jones, milk vendor, for assault. Mr. Edwards, Aberdare, represented Jones. In reply to the Stipendiary, Jones said he was no relation to the William Jones who was summoned by his wife a month ago. Rosser said defendant knocked biB door at 12 o'clock at night, and wanted him to go out to fight. Next morning defend- ant followed him into the Glancynon Hotel and struck him a violent blow on the forehead. In reply to Mr. Edwards, Rosser de- nied having threatened his client. Miss M. Walker, barmaid at the Glan- cynon, deposed to seeing the blow struck, and the Bench inflicted a fine of 20s. and costs. ARREARS. Evan John Edwards, against whom an affiliation order had been made a few months ago, confessed to being t3 in arrears. Mary Pring, the complainant, said he had not paid anything since the trial. Edwards was sent to prison for one month. WHY SHE ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. Margaret Davies, who attempted to commit suicide last week by taking pcison, was next charged. She appeared extremely weak and nervous, and had to be supported into the court. The Sti- pendiary suggested that the case be de- ferred, but Dr. A. T. Jones thought it would be better to dispose of it at cnce. Annie Evans, Cliff street, Mountain Ash, deposed to finding defendant on the couch, after the poison had been drunk. She sent for the doctor Dr. A. T. Jones said he. found Mrs. Davies suffering from the effects of some poison, and he administered an anti- dote. She was now progressing favour- ably. She was naturally frail, and suffered a great deal from physical weakness. Defendant's husband said his wife was 28 years of age. They had been married 10 or 11 years, and had two children. Stipendiary: What is the reason why she attempted suicide? Defendant's Mother: Her husband ac- cused her of having been with the lodger. Stipendiary: You men are so silly; you make false charges against your wives., I have no patience with you. Husband: A lot too much has been made of that. Upon the husband and the wife; rela- tives promising to take care of her, de- fendant was bound over to, keep the peace and allowed to go.
Cycling Accident. On Friday evening last. as Mr Evan J. Howells, of Penderyn, was riding to- wards Hirwain, he suddenly came in con- tact with another cyclist named Mr Bert Osborne. Both cyclists fell to the ground, and young Howells lapsed into unconsciousness. However, Osborne re- sumed his journey, and Howells was left in a semi-conssious condition, until be was picked up by some Penderyn people, and was immediately conveyed into a house close by. Eventually he was able to proceed, and he has now recovered fairly well. His machine was a total wreck. Mr. Howells is the eldest son d Mr. and Mrs. Robert Howells, iato of Hirwain.
One of the most pathetic features of existence is the vast gulf that divides men's ideals from the realities of their lives. A local man declares that his am- bition is "to hitch his wagon to a. star." At the present time he is daily engaged in hitching trams to a colliery cage.
Dispute at a Miskin Church. RESIGNATION OF THE REV. GEORGE NEIGHBOUR. If anyone wished to conjure up the name of a leader in Baptist circles, it is tolerably certain that the name of the rev. gentleman mentioned above would be at least one of the first to flash across the mind. Although only a few years have passed since Mr. Neighbour took up his work in Miskin, he has already made a mark, in fact has carved out a niche in the hearts of the people of that dis- trict. The story of his differences with —shall we say—the minority of his flock reaches back a long way, and would scarcely serve any good purpose to dish up at the present time It is sufficient to say that the differences have, we believe, wholly arisen from the rev. gentleman's close connection with the I.L.P. move- ment. A certain section of his church have been dissatisfied with their pastor 's connection with the Labour Party. His vigorous speeches in and out-door and his general alliance with that party, have fiven umbrage to those brethren of fount Pisgah who think differently on the subject. A meeting of the members or the church took plac'.) on Wednesday evening in last week, and the position of affairs was boldly discussed by each side. It would be idle to assume, in face of what has occurred, that matters are not serious. There are two, distinct sections in the church, and, of course, the first question that arises in the minds of all is. What will Mr Neighbour do? There is plenty of talk, and Dame Rumour has, as usual, been very busy. One ijha.se of the question has assumed quite intelli- gible proportions, and that is the possi- bility of the formation of a. Labour Church in Mountain Ash. No one will deny for a moment that Mr. Neighbour has a large following, not only at Mount Pisgah, but also with the Labour Partv, which is with him to a man. His out- spoken utterances and fearless onslaughts on the capitalist citadel, have placed him in the undeniable position of leader of that party in the district. The new movement would have, at least, one solid body as supporters, who are sternly de- termined that the work the rev. gentle man has commeneced, and which is pro- gressing with such enormous strides, shall not be abated one whit, nor allowed to fall into desuetude by the present crisis.
Rev George Neighbourlsi Plans. WILL NOT WITHDRAW HIS RESIGNATION. Another representative writes as fol- lows — I sought an interview with the Rev. George Neighbour yesterday (Wednes- day). I found him busy preparing his r.ew home in Ceridwen-strcet (above the new Darranles Schools), where he intends removing shortly from Clarence-terrace, Miskin. I remarked that it was a coin- cidence that he should be thinking of a new house and a brand new church at the same time. "Yes," he observed, "I have placed my resignation in their hands, and I den/I intend to withdraw it on any con- sideration. My deacons at Mount Pis. gah Baptist Church wanted to tie me down—wanted me to hold my tongue re- garding Socialism except when a General Election occurs. I am not a serf, and it was not likely that I should submit to such a proposal. This the deacons did without consulting the church mem- bers." "Have you made use of their pulpit tj preach Socialism?" H No, I have not, and I defy thf-m to prove it. I have dealt with social ques- tions, but that is very different from preaching Socialism." Are you leaving the ministry alto- gether ?" next asked the reporter. "No, was the prompt reply, •'though I have had very pressing invitations from the I.L.P. to become an organiser under their auspices in North Wales. I have also received a pressing offer from Scot- land, where I spent my holidays recent- lyo" Well, what are your plans ?" I shall not give my whole time to the I.L.P. movement, but will still continue my ministerial work. 1 have felt for some time past that I could not get my liberty. There was an antagonistic spirit at work and a very narrow aspect taken of the matter by a few. But I be- lieve th3 public mind is broadening theo- logically and otherwise. I shall stay here in Mountain Ash," continued Mr. Neighbour, and form a community to be known as THE BROTHERHOOD CHURCH, where everybody will be welcomed. The basis of this church will be: (1; The Fatherhood of God, the creator and sus- tainer of all life: (2) Sonship of Christ, the incarnate manifestation of tha Father; (3) the recognition of the uni- versal brotherhood of man; (4) social service." What about the theology-Mr. Camp- bell's ?" "No, not exactly." Anything approaching it ?" "I think that the theology of all 'churches are approaching it. The death- knell of sectarianism has been rung. The church of the future will be on broader and more humane lines. The days of exolusiveness are passing. 1 might add that the rule in our Baptist churches is close communion. In the proposed new church it will be open communion." "What about premises?" 1 "Oh, we shall manage-a school build- ing to start with, I suppose. I have plenty of confidence that the movement which I am about to initiate will grow and prosper."
Penrhiwceiber Potions. BY "PENWIPER." The shop assistants' concert was a huge success, despite the fact it was held under the auspices of the N.A.U.S.A.W. end C. What a fearful mouthful! I was wondering if an association with such a tremendous title, must not feel the burden of it, especially on the Union half-holiday. Did they take that title to Torquay with them? Here's a chance for .some budding Esperantist. What a lot of changes there are about to take place at Penrykyber Colliery. This is very regrettable, and especially in the case of old hands. Mr. Thomas Burns, mechanic, is one who is just on the eve of leaving, and the wrench comes particularly hard after 23 years' service. Wherever he goes he will take with him the good wishes of his old associates, not only at the work, but in the whole dis- trict. I understand tha,t a gentleman from Bargoed is taking his place. The opening services of the Primitive Methodist Chapel went really fine. Large and enthusiastic congregations were the order of the day. By-the-bye, what a happy choice in the name of a Hope" that has been conferred upon it. I have been wondering lately what has become of those glee singers. Weren't they called the Cynon Glee Party, or something like that? I remember hear- ing them sing some 12 months ago, and was? highly delighted with a creditable performance. Isn't it time they were looked up? I notice the cabbage brougham still pursues the even tenour of its way. 1 did hear of a possible purchase, but what a wide gulf between X12 and X42! How- ever, all is not hopeless yet, and the death of despair is still in the gloomy distance.
Letters to the Editor. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN. Sir.—Several residents and neigh-boure of mine have been circulating slanderous i-tatements concerning me. Upon my solicitor writing to them to substantiate tcerr statements against my moral char- acter they have one and all failed to do so. I challenge any one to say anything TP6, which I need be ashamed. I shall, however, take proceedings against any one who will repeat the elandere I have had reason to complain of, and I will not give an opportunity to them to make an apology to me; they will have to do so in open court.—Yours truly, THOMAS EVANS. 73, Cemeterv-road, Trecynon. Oct. 5, JP07.
TRADES COUNCIL AND ELECTION EXPENSES. Sir,—There is a. couplet that runs something after this fashion: They laughed and they quaffed till their sides were sore, But when the bill was presented they laughed no more. JL I am reminded of this by the attitude taken up by a few members of the Aber- dare Trades Council in relation to Coun- cillor Owen Powell's election expenses. When he secured such a splendid victory for Labour a few months ago, there were great rejoicings. No. 5 Ward was com- plimented on its good sound organis- ation, and no one spoke more than Mr. Prowle of the excellent work done. In registering such a. complete success and in routing the enemy so entirely, the ex- penses ran up over the scanty JG5 limit granted by the Trades and Labour Coun- cil. And this is made the subject of an unseemly wrangle by Mr. J". Prowle and others. Who can fight an election in a Ward like Aberaman on £ 5 ? I know of candidates who have spent more than £50 in fighting a District Council Elec- tion. in this Ward and other Wards. What is the good of bringing cut a Labour Candidate if you are going to tie him hand a.nd foot. No respectable man would suffer such a indignity. If you are fighting at all, fight for all you are worth. In the present case, Mr. Prowle is not only unwilling for the Trades Council to pay the extrn. expenditure, but complained that another body is ad- vancing the sum. I hope thnt this mat- ter will be settled peaceably at the next meeting, instead of creating scenes which are made the subject of laughter by the entire community.—I am, etc., ABBRCWMBOI ELECTOR.
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Overheard at Aberdare on Sunday evening:-I.L.P. man: I have teeJ¡. listening to Mr. Black to-night.—Church' man: And I have been hearing Green. I.L.P. man: Mr. Black said tb** the wages of workmen were low. "T Churchman: And Mr. Green said the wagee of sin was death.
tyountaii) Ash and Penrhiwcejber- MR. G. A. EVANS, Has received instructions to Sell by Public Auction at the Glancynon Hotel, Mountain Ash, On Tuesday, Oct. 16. 1901, At 7.30 p.. (subject to such conditionfi of Sale as shall be then and there produced), the following PROPERTIES Lot 1—All that messuage or dwelling' house known as No. 9, Beadon street' Mountain Ash, occupied by Mrs Hunt) the monthly rental of £ 1 5a. These premises are held for a term 99 years from the 2nd day of January, 1904, at the yearly ground-rent of 15s. Lot 2—All that messuage or house known, as No. 139, Penrhiwceiber road, Penrhiwceiber, in the occupation the Vendor. These premises are held for a term of years from the 1st of January, 1892, at t}'e yearly ground-rent of Xl Os. 9d. Lot 3-All that messuage or d wellJJJ house known as No. 25, Bronallt terrace. Abercwmboi, occupied by Mr Robert win, at the monthly rental of £ 1 3s. Od.. nQ These premises are held for a term of years from the 1st of January, 1902, at t»" yearly ground-rent of XI 7s. Id. Lot 4—All that messuage or dwellIng, house known as No 13, Cliff street, Mop#' tain Ash, in the occupation of Mr WilJ'arI, Hunt, at the monthly rental of 15s. These premises are held for an estate 3 lives, and to complete a term of 99 ye»r; from the 2nd day of January, 1865, at yearly ground-rent of 12s. Lot 5—All that messuage or dwelli11^* house known as No. 2, Cliff street, Otlf tain Ash, occupied by Mr John Lewis, the monthly rental of 15s. These premises are held for an estate fa* 3 lives, and to complete a term of 99 from the 2nd day of January, 1865, at yearly ground-rent of 12s. Lot 6 All that messuage or dwelli"^ house known as No. 4, Cliff street, Mou0! tain Ash, occupied by Mr Fred Newton> 8,1 the monthly rental of 15s.. These premises are held for an estate o* 3 lives, and to complete a term of 99 from the 2nd day of January, 1865, at yearly ground-rent of 12s. Lot 7—All that messuage or dwell* house known as No. 12, Cliff street M°llIJ lain Ash, occupied by Mr Edward'SaX^' at a monthly rental of 15s. These premises are held for an estate 3 lives and to complete a term of 99 yea,r^ from the 2nd day of Januarv 1865. at yearly ground-rent of 12s. Lot 8—All that messuage or dwelli1^' house known as No. 7, Seymour street; Mountain Ash, occupied by Mr Arthur Thomas, at the monthly rental of 17s.. oA These premises are held for a term of years from the 1st day of January, 1859, the yearly ground-rent of £1.. 1- Lot 9-All that messuage or dwellJll- house known as No. 127, High street, Mou11' tain Ash, occupied by Mr Mavne, at the monthly rental of £ 1 5s. „ These premises areYheld for a term of 7 years from the 1st day of November, l851' at the yearly ground-rent of £ 1 Is. Lot 10—One Share in the Park P]0,c Building Club, Penrhiwceiber, which etl' titles the owner to No. 16, Tyrfelin street Penrhiwceiber, and in respect of which tle sum of X56 has been paid in subscription For further particulars applyito the A«c' tioneer, Ffrwd Offices, Mountain Ash, or Me GWILYM JONES, Solioitor, Bank Chambers, Mountain Asb. ? Printed and Published at their Prin^f Works, Market Buildings, M Street, Aberdare, in the County Glamorgan, by the proprietors, Push ud J. L. Rowlauds.
Mountain Ash District Council. On Tuesday, Mr. Thomas Jones, J.P., in the chair. The other members pres- ent were. Dr. R. D. Morgan, Capt. F. N. Gray, J.P., Messrs. D. Rogers, Bruce Jones, W. Millar, W. Griffiths, Rev. E. V. Tidman, T. W. Jones, W. Fenwick, E. Morris, J. P. Davies, J. Powell, Hugh Price, R. Parsons, W. Davies, with Mr. H. P. Linton (clerk), Mr. F. Stock (assistant clerk), and Mr. W. G. Thomas (surveyor). THE NEW CEMETERY. CONSECRATED A UNCONSECRATED. The following item was on the agenda: To consider application from the Vicar and Churchwardens of St. Margaret's, Mountain Ash, that the Council set apart and define a portion of the Maesyrarian Cemetery for burial of persons accord- ing to the rites of the Established Church with a view to the same being Consecrated by the Bishop of the Diocese, with a report thereon from the Clerk and as to fees and notice.? of burial." The Clerk submitted his report, in which he stated that according to Section 1 of the Burial Act, 1900, the Burial Authority could, if they think fit, have any portion of a cemetery consecrated. He understood that the Vicar and Churchwardens were prepared to pay the expenses. If that were so he would ap- ply upon those terms. Double fees would not be charged for burial in consecrated ground, and he did not think that any fees were payable to the Vicar except when services were rendered. Also, in- stead of 48 hours notice to be given to the Vicar in cases of burial in conse- crated ground, 24 hours would be suffi- cient. The Chairman observed that the Coun- cil had power to grant a portion of the burial ground for consecation. If they did not do so, then the applicants could appeal to the Home Secretary. The members would also observe that in con- nection with the Maesyrarian Cemetery, no double fees would be charged, as was the case in the old cemetery. According to the Act referred to, double fees would tease to exist even in the old cemetery in the year 1915. Rev. E. V. Tidman: Are there any other applications for portions to be <set aside?—No. Rev. E. V. Tidman: Is it possible for any party or sect to apply as the Vicar has done ? Clerk I think so. The Roman Catho lies have a perfect right to apply if they care to do so. Rev. E. V. Tidman: Even when the ground is consecrated, anyone is entitled to be buried there? Clerk: That is so. Rev. E. V. Tidman: And the fees will be the same?—Yes. Rev. E. V. Tidman: It is only a matter of name, I suppose? Mr. Bruce Jones: And santiment. The Chairman observed that the Clerk purposed to have the grave spaces numbered consecutively, the number in the consecrated grounds to follow the last number in the other portion. In reply to Mr. Powell, the Clerk eaid that the Council had a right to select what part they chose to be consecrated. Cape. F. N. Gray: Why not consecrate the whole lot of it, so that all may be buried wherever they like? (Laughter.) Clerk You ere not allowed to do that. Yuu mu--t reserve some portion as uu- consecrated. Mr. E. Morris observed that it was some concession to reduce the necessary notice from 48 to 24. Air. Powell: The great difficulty is re- moved by the abolition of the double fee. Mr. R. Parsons: Have we any Ceme- teries Committee in existence ?-Ierk You have 23 committees. Mr. Parsons: But there is no Horpital Committee—I beg pardon, Cemeteries Committee. (Laughter.) Capt. Gray: You were thinking of the next door neighbour. (Renewed laugh- ter.) Rev. E. V. Tidman asked if they could not substitute other terms for conse- ci ated and unconsecrated ?" Finally, Mr. Tidman said he would raise this question in committee, to whom the whole question of apportioning the ground was referred. NOT A CRIMINAL OFFENCE. Mr. Linton had been asked to report regarding an alleged case of forgery at Ynysybwl. Plans of a house had been submitted to the Council and passed, but another plan was drawn out, and the names of the Surveyor and Mr. Bruce Jones attached to it. Both these gentle- men deolared that the signatures on the second plan were not theirs. The house had been built according to the second plan, which 'was not in accordance with the bye-laws. The Clerk now reported that the cffence was not exactly criminal, but it was very close to the line of forgery Mr. Roberts. Ynysybwl, the owner of the house, and Mr James, the builder, appeared before the Council, and were interrogated by the Clerk. Mr. Roberts said he new nothing of the first plan, which had been prepared by Mr. Gibson, Abercynon. His plan had been prepared by a Mr. Williams, Cribyndu. He (Mr. Roberts) knew nothing of the alleged forgery on the plan complained of. It was agreed that the building should be re-constructed in accordance with the Council's bye-laws, and that, if they cared, Mr. Williams and Mr. Roberts could attend the Council's next meeting to explain further regarding the second plan. ELECTRIC LIGHTING ORDER. A letter was read from the Board of Trade stating that they would decide next December as to whether thev would further extend the Council's Electric Lighting Order. NO POWER. A letter had been received asking the Council to send representatives tc a con- ference to be held at a Garden City. The Clerk said that they as a Council had no power to pay the expenses. Mem- bers could go if they chose to pay their own expenses. (Capt. Gray: Hear, hear.) A SARCASTIC LETTER. Miss Piggot, matron at the Isolation Hospital, who had been asked to clear some obstruction in a drain adjoining the Hospital, wrote a long letter stating that she could not understand how the mem- bers of Mountain Ash Council or of any Council in the United Kingdom, could expect a female officer to clear a gulley trap in a public lane, outside the Ho pital grounds. It seemed an impossible task for any woman, unless the Council ex- pected her to scale a wall 7 or 8 feet high. They were three females at the Hospital, —herself, a nurse, and a young general servant, who was unwilling to include in her daily duties the scaling of walls and the clearing of drains, while the Council had plenty of workmen who could dc the work. (Laughter.) Capt. Gray: She can't have much work to do, or she would not write such a long letter. In reply to a question, the Surveyor said she could reach the place with a brush from one of the windows. On the motion of Capt. Gray the letter was referred to Dr. R. W. Jones, the supt. of the Hospital, to see what could be done. ROOM FOR RUBBISH. The Surveyor reported that Major Morgan had stated that, subject to the confirmation of Lord Aberdare, he had land enough to let for tipping purposes for the next quarter of a century. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor recommended that Ald. Prosser be written to regarding a fence round a quarry near Llanwonno Road. The plans submitted included drawings of a proposed new street of houses near Pcntcynon, for the Bassett Estate.
NO TEA LIKE "QUAKER" TEA 1 -8 OF ALL GROCERS.
EVAN L. DAVIES, Wholesale and Retail Coal and Coke Merchant and Colliery Agent, Taff Vale Yard, ABERDARE (BOTTOM OF CARDIFF AND DUKE STREETS.) Whilst thanking his numerous clientele for their patronage hitherto would further announce that he still holda the reputation of keeping the unrivalled beat selection of House Coals in the town and district of Aberdare, amongst which the undermentioned qualites may be enumerated, viz o'lMuimu North's Navigation Surperlor House Coal. Prosser's Miskin Mountain Ash Celebrated House Coal. Monmouthshire Best Elled House Coal. do do Tlllery House Coal. do do Red Ash House Coal. Aberdare Merthyr Best Steam House Coal. Aberdare (Williams) Werfa Gralg, House Coal. ■E.L.D. desires further to remind the public that he keeps a utock of Ga« Tni™ f Firewood (in suitable size blocks) and Sea Sand. Prompt delivery made to any part of town or district for quantities of 5 cwt and upwards of the above. Special quotations given for Truck loads of Coal, Coke, Sand, and Wood, delivered to any Railway Station. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. Owing to the limited production, thereby caming unreliable sunnTioo t-u Aberdare Graig Seam in the town and district, another source o7pProdur. inn Seam of Coal has been opened, and is in course of development, whernfrn^ supply is now worked, and obtainable at the above depot at all times wIJThe undermentioned Agents, viz: irom ine Henry Adams, Coal Merchant, Gadlys Uohaf, Aberdare. R. L. Wigley, If 99 Mill street, station, Treoynon. James Jones, „ „ „ „ lip John Holding & Son, Coal Merohants, High street, Aberdare E. Russell & Son, „ „ Q.W. Ry. Yard, Abo-da'r. Wm. Druce, Coal Merchant, Sunny bank street, Aberdare. John D. Harris, „ „ Curre street, Aberaman. Mrs Saunders, „ Dean street, Aberdare. ENQUIRIES RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED. TELEGRAMS: Carbon, Aberdare. TELEPHONE: P.O. 32, Aberdare.
Mountain Ash Jottings. BY "LUCIFER." I have been making enquiries concern- ing the fate of the petition to Meesrs. Nixon to abate the dust nuisance from the Deep Duffryn Pit. I feel certain it has not been presented yet, but the most important question is,—Where is it? What is the reason the Council do not take the matter up? If the nuisance were being committed by a private in- dividual, an injunction would have been applied for long ago and obtained. I have, been interested with a story re- lated to me of a. little Welsh Colony just outside Philadelphia, U.S.A.. Miss Ger- trude Allen, daughter of Mr. Harry Allen, organist of St. Michael's and All Angels Church, Philadelphia, and niece of Mr. Fred Allen, Mountain Ash, has been paying a visit to this place. She informed me that the majority of the Colonists came from Bangor, Carnarvon- shire, during the strike in Lord Pen- rhyn's quarries. They have named their new home Bangor, just as their old home was named, and what is more interest- ing to relate, they are quarrying slate just on the old home lines. Miss Allen has paid a visit to the American Bangor, and has promised to let me have further news of the little colcny. I notice that the letter-box in the wall of the Taff Vale Station is closed, and after making enquiries I am led to un- derstand that the, closure is to be per- manent. I feel certain that this will prove a great inconvenience; its position and utility is without question, espec- ially for late posting at night. Some- thing should be done and at once to urge the post office authorities not to remove such a public convenience. Surely there is no need to curtail any postal facilities that we at present enjoy, but rather to increase them. I hear that the elders of Rhos Baptist Church are earnestly considering the ap- pointment of their new pastor. The re- signation of the Rev. Geo. Neighbour from the pastorate of Mount Pisgah will make the fourth Nonconformist place ot worship in Mountain Ash without a pastor.
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