SCHOOLBOYS' MATCHES, NOV. 9th. Park—Industrial v. Town, 9.30. Park—Cwmdare v. Cwmbach N1., 10.30. Park—St. Fagan's v. National, 11.30. Ynys-Park v. Higher Grade, 9.30. Ynys—Cwmbach CI. v. Cwmaman, 10.30. Ynys-Blaengwawr v. Ynyslwyd, 11.30.
Labour Jottings. BY U DEMOS." Judge Bryn Roberts's knowledge of the man in the mine is about as much as that of the man in the moon. In fact he has confessed several times that he knows nothing of the subterranean H ways that are dark." And yet he is allowed to sit in judgment and decide whether or not a hors de combat biead- winner is entitled to draw compensation for injury or not. His Honour seems to entertain a poor opinion of the Welsh collier, for he must think that almost all who are injured underground are courting disaster and wooing woe—when there is money in it. As Mr. Stanton re- marked at the Aberdare District meet- ing on Monday, even the collier himself detests the bona fkle malingerer and mhla fide sufferer. But surely all who linger in illness and accident do not malinger in laziness. Mr. Stanton suggests initiating a pub- lie protest against the unfair attitude of Judge Bryn Roberts, unless lie acts with more fairness in future. I see that Mr Watts Morgan has also been assailing with unqualified vigour the unfair de- cisions of his Honour in the Rhondda. We ought to get an arbiter who knows something about the conditions of col- liery life to sit with the Judge in the numerous cases of colliery compensation claims. "Socialism impossible!" So says Mr. D A. Thomas, M.P. cc O! thou of little faith." I will readily admit that it is undesirable'—that is, from Mr. D. A. Thomas's point of view. "I am an In- dividualist to my finger tips," says Mr. D. A. We quite believe you, sir, because you are a capitalist to your toe nails. Mr Thomas's arguments against Socialism are as stale as they are stupid. It is the old, old story of Socialism versus human nature. And Mr. Thomas contends that selfishness is the main spring of our ex alted, dignified human nature. 0, wretched humanity! Our Senior M.P. is, I understand, a religious man, but what he says is certainly not very com- plimentary to Christianity. Although Christ taught the Christian religion nearly 2,000 years ago, human nature re- mains much the same to-day as then." True, Christ came not to re-mould human nature, but to refine it. I trust that Mr. D. A. Thomas will live long enough—I shall not say represent us long enough, for under Socialism that will be im- possible "—to see practical Socialism in vogue in Great Britain. And all the people say "Amen."
Aberdare. PERSONAL.—We are pleased to note the success of Mr A. Nichols, the son of Mr Nichols, ex-headmaster of the Town School.. Mr Nichols, junior, was elected in the municipal election contest on Friday last at Kidwelly. DEATH.—On Sunday the death of Mrs. John, 11, Tudor-terrace, took place at the age of 61. Mr. James John, her husband, is a retired G.W.R. guard. The funeral takes place to-day (Thursday). I.L.P.—A meeting of the members was held on Sunday evening at the Institute, under the presidency of Mr. W. Phillips. A new feature was introduced, viz., giv- ing a subject to each person to speak upon. The different subjects were very interesting, and this will tend to do much to bring- out the, younger members as public speakers. COUNTY SCHOOL.—At the ordinary meeting of the governers of the Aberdare County School on Monday evening, Mr D. P. Davies J.P. in the chair, Mr A. P, Jones, high constable, of Miskin Higher, and Mrs J. Griffiths, Park House School, were co- opted governors. The meet also co-opted a number of gentlemen to act with the com- mittee in reference to the science class. FOOTBALL.—Arrangements have now been made for the match under the Northern Union Rules, England v Wles, to be played at Aberdare, and permission has been granted to the committee who are arranging the match for the use of the new athletic grounds for that purpose. The New Zealand v Wales match will also be played at the same ground, in addition to that between New Zealand and Aberdare. AN INNOVATION-Those of our lady readers who wish to see the very latest fashions in winter costumes, millinery, arid the hundred and one other items of ladies' wear, will find a visit to Messrs Pugh & Cols. wel!-known establishment doubly interesting at the present time. They have arranged to hold an attractive exhibit of Armour's Extract of Beef and other Armour specialities. Visitors are served with cups of hot and delicious Beef Tea, free of charge, while the attendant explains many wrinkles in the preparation of soaps and other seasonable dishes. Ladies should make a point of visiting Messrs Pugh & Co. during the next few days. GOLF.—On Tuesday evening a well- attended meeting was held to consider the advisability of forming a golf club. Mr W. F. Parry de Winton, Lloyds Bank, who' occupied the chair, said that acting on the request of a number of golf players, he, in conjunction with Major Morgan, Moun- tain Ash; Mr W. R. Edwards, solicitor, Aberdare; and Mr Harry Powell, Dany- graig, had convened the meeting, and he was delighted to see such a large number in attendance. Mr de Winton said they had gone so far as to engage a professional golf player to inspect available ground near the Duffryn, Mountain Ash, which would be very conveniently situated, both for Mountain Ash and Aberdare. It was unanimously decided to form a club, all those present intimating intention to join. Major Morgan, was appointed chair- man of the committe, and Mr Owen Williams, Lloyds Bank, Mountain Ash, secretary. A committee was appoin- ted to draft rules and to make prelimary arrangements, so that the ground may be laid out in time for play in January. The club already has a propective membership of 60. LADIES HOCKEY CLUB DANCE. The annual dance under the auspices of the above club wa,s held at the Boot Hotel, Aberdare, on Friday evening, and as usual proved very successful. There were about 90 in attendance. The room had been beautifully decorated for the occasion by Mrs. Hughes, assisted by the staff of the hotel. The catering was also entrusted to Mr. Hughes, and carried out to the satisfaction of all. Mr. Roberts' (Cardiff) String Band supplied the music, and dancing was kept up till 3.30 a.m. The stewards were Mr. G. T. Davies, solicitor, Aberdare; Mr. Ernest D. Williams, Caecoed; Miss K. Pritchard Evans, Miss N. Lewis, Park Lane; Miss J Mary Jones, and Miss Jeamie Davies. The secretarial duties were efficiently carried out by Mise K. Pritchard E.vans, Moun- tain Ash. The following is a list of those present:—Mr. Maurice Burnye&t, Nine Mile Point; Miss Charles, Neath; Major Dowdeswell, the Misses Dowdeswell and Mr. R. Dowdeswell, Llanstephan; the Misses David, Aberaman; Miss Deacon, Abermellte; Mr. G. T. Davies and the Misses Davies, Ynyslwyd; Dr. Dorn- hurst, Aberdare; Mr. T. C. Davies, Aber- dare; Mr. W. Prichard Evans and the Misses Prichard Evans, Mountain Ash; Mr. Gwilym Evans, Mountain Ash; Mr. W. T. Farr, Aberaman; Mr. Frank Han- nah and Miss. Hannah, Ferndale; Mr. Hallmark, Cardiff; Mr. Lyn Howell. Port Talbot; Mr. W. L. Herbert, Moun- tain Ash; Mr. Phipps Herdman, Bridg- end; Dr. Isaacs, Penrhiwceiber; Mrs. Jacobs, Port Talbot; Miss Mary Jones, i Al>erdare; Mis,s Lloyd .Tones, Mumbles; Miss Gladys Jones, Pontypridd; Mr. Stanley Jones, Swansea; Mr. F. Ll. Jacobs, Ferndale; Mr Fraser Jenkins, Bridgend; Mr. John, Tredegar; Dr. Owen Jones, Mountain Ash; Mr. A. A. Jenkins, Mountain Ash; Mr. E. Mar- chant Jenkins, Aberavon; Miss Leigh, Aberdare; Miss Nessie Lewis, Aberdare- Miss Gladys Lewis, Pontypridd; Mr. and MIS. Leighton, Mountain Ash; Mr. D. J'. Lewis, Mountain Ash; Mr. J. Lesrg&t, Cardiff; Mr. T. J. Lloyd, Aberdare; Miss Ethel Price, Aberdare; Mr L. H. Sulman, London; Mr. Stringer, Birming- ham Mr. Schontheil, Cardiff; the M'isses N. and G. Thomas, Aberdare; Miss R. Thomas, Treharris; Mr Ernest Thomas, Aberdare; Mr. E. Tremellen, Aberdare; Mr. J. Ernest Thomas, Aberdare; Mr. W. D. Thomas, Pontypridd; Mr. Parker Thomas, Cardiff; the Messrs. E. D., T. Williams, and Miss Williams, Aberdare; Mr. Owen Williams, Mountain Ash; Mr and Mrs. Harold Wade, Newport; Miss Elinor Wade, Aberdare.
Cwmaman. If in need of artificial teeth don't foi get to consult Messrs. Shipway and Williams, Mountain Ash, who visit Cwir«aman every Tuesday from 2 to p m., opposite the Co-operf tive Stores PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHURCH. -At this church on Sunday last special preaching services were held, when ser- mons were delivered on behalf of the Home and Foreign Missions. In the morn- ing Mr D. Rogers occupied the pulpit, fol- lowed in the afternoon by the Rev W. Holland, circuit minister. In the evening the Rev A. Watson preached. SOAR.—On Sunday and Monday last the half-yearly preaching services in con- nection with the above C M Church were held. The occasion also served to mark the completion of the revnovations to the edifice, this being the first Sunday for the members to worship in it since the remov- al to the Public Hall several months ago. The chapel is now brilliantly illuminated with incandescent light throughout, and pre- sents a fine appearance. The contract for re-painting, etc, was executed by Messrs C Hopper and Sons, Aberaman. The con- gregations present throughout Sunday and Monday were abnormally large, and the officiating ministers were:—Rev R R Jones, Abergynolwyn, and Rev Thomas Jones, Rhostyllen, Wrexham. On Sunday after. noon the Rev Thomas Jones preached a highly edifying sermon from the well-known text:—" Well done thou good and faithful servant."
Association Football. BY "SPECTATOR." The first round of the South Wales and Mon Cup Competition came off on Satur- lay last at the New Athletic Grounds, Aberdare, the visitors being a strong Barry Eleven. Joe Holland was given a rest, and for the first time this season Smith was tried in his proper position on the extreme left. Referee, Mr. E. E. Powell, Tredegar. <•> <■> <"•> Aberdare started down field, and m a short time commenced a hot bombard- ment, White having to handle some good shots. Poole in trying to clear conceded a corner, but nothing tangible resulted. Keeping up the pressure Watkins shot, but the custodian again cleared. The home centre obtained possession and passing out to Tom Daniel, who was in a good position, the latter opened the scor- ing. The home backs were then tested, but Goodwin easily cleared, and sending well up, Smith added a second after good forward play. Barry again came away, 'but the Dare halves tackled and fed their front line judiciously. Kernick for Barry reduced the lead. Just before half-time Jack Rooke made no mistake with a good opening, White being beaten all the way. Half-time score: Aberdare, 3 goals; Barry, 1 goal. -il <? .> < The visitors on resuming immediately attacked, but the pressure was not main- tained. Yank removed the danger with a good dribble, but the opposing half would not allow him to get in one of his famous centres. A corner to Aberdare, although beautifully placed by Smith, did not end in a score, White, the cus- todian, clearing in the nick of time. Tommy Daniel was next prominent with a splendid individual effort, winding up with a shot which gave the visiting cus- todian no chance. Watkins and Smith added further goals, and the Barryites failing to respond, were beaten by 6 goals to one. Although superior to the visitors in every department, the Darians were not a better team by 5 goals. The home forwards never lost a chance of shooting when within measurable distance. Barry or the other hand hesitated to pot at the Aberdare citadel when close in. Martin, however, on the Barry left wing, is a player of unusual merit, and it took Sam Parker all his time to prevent the speedy left winger from getting danger- ous. Brownhill in the Dare goal was safe. Goodwin was as usual sound, while Boulton showed a little improvement. The half-backs were all in good form, with Hesketh, perhaps, the pick of the bunch. The forwards who represented Aberdare are without doubt the best five scorers who have ever donned the colours. The following will represent Aberdare in their match with Ton, Pentre:—Goal, Brownhill; full-backs, Albert Goodwin and Boulton; half backs, Samuel Parker, Fred Griffiths, and Hesketh; for- wards, selected from Yank Powell, Jack Rooke, H. M. Watkins, Tom Daniel (capt.), Smith, and Joe Holland.
Mountain Ash Glass- smashing. At the Glamorgan Assises on Monday Fredk. Wm. Bevan (33), labourer, was in dieted for breaking and entering at Moun- tain Ash on the 19th September. It was alleged that early in the morning of that date prisoner was seen by a police constable in Oxford-street. They had a conversation and prisoner said he had no home to go to. A little later the constable heard the smashing of glass, and on going to the shop of Mr C. Atkind, Jeweller, found the place glass window smashed, and prisoner with one leg through the broken pane and one on the pavement. Prisoner, who alleged that he accidently fell against the window, was found guilty and there being previous convictions against him he was sentenced co twelve months' imprison- ment with hard labour. Mr T. W. Wil- liams, instructed by Mr E. J. Hughes.Aber- dare, was for the prosecution.
Yn rhest? y "receiving orders" yn ddiweddar ymddangosodd yr enw Pont- rhydfendigaidgwnnws. Gwarchod! Beth pe digwyddai y cofrestrydd neu yr official receiver" fod yn estron i'r Gymraeg. Sut byth y gallent drafod y methdaliad P
MESSES,FUENESS,"WITHY,&Co., Ld. A GREAT DEVELOPMENT. Messrs. Furness, Withy, and Co. have called a meeting of their shareholders to pass a resolution increasing the capital, for the purpose of acquir- ing the steamships of the British Maritime Trust and the Chesapeake and Ohio Steamship Com- pany. Sir Christopher Furness, M.P., is the chairman of all three companies, and under his control the scheme has every prospect of success. With the acquisition of these steamships, this com- pany will become the sole proprietors of over 500,000 tons of shipping property, exceeding in value £3,000,000 sterling. By the addition of these two Beets the company becomes the largest owners of exclusively-owned British cargo steamers in the world. The earnings of the vessels now be- ing acquired should augment the profits by at least :6150,000 per annum, to say nothing of the advantages of consolidation and consequent economies in general administration, .together with the saving in insurance and working ex- penses, which the wide experience of Sir Christo- pher Furness enables him adequately to appre- ciate. It is interesting to note that the whole of this enormous tonnage will stand in the books at a less cost than that of the two new Gunarders, or an average of less than J66 per ton. In addi- tion to this fleet, the company has also vast in- terests in collieries, shipbuilding, dry docks, and salvage operations-in fact, there does not ap- pear to be any limit to its industries. The company's organisation and agencies in the United States of America, Canada, the Colonies, and on the Continent, as well as in the other im- portant trading centres of the world, are on & scale that will enable it fully to utilise all the vessels under the company's flag and manage- ment. Although the company has recently built a number of steamers specially constructed for its coal trade, which has so enormously deve- loped during the past few years, these have proved inadequate to the increasing require- ments of this department of the business. It is only a firm of this magnitude which could have undertaken the coaling contract for which the American Government have recently invited tenders for their Fleet in the Pacific. The share- holders are to reap the whole advantage of the new shares, as they are to be issued to them alone on most attractive terms, and spread over a period of two or three years. Amongst prac- tical men in the City the scheme has met with a most favourable reception. With such a fleet and such immense resources, controlled by Sir Christopher Furness and his eleven colleagues forming the board of directors, all of whom are practical men, devoting the whole of their time to the business, the company will be a most potent factor in the commerce of the world, and, as Sir Christopher Furness himself writes in a circular forwarded to the shareholders, I know of no scheme of development which will tend to the future prosperity of your company in a more marked degree than vie one now proposed." The shareholders will very probably pass the neces- sary resolution with acclamation at the meeting to be held in West Hartlepool on Saturday,
Mountain Ash Education Committee. On Tuesday, Mr. W. Davies in the chair. The other members present were Messrs. Thomas Jones, .J.P., Dr. Morgan, W. S. Davies, D. Rogers, W. Millar, Bruce Jones, J Charles, T. W. Jones, Fenwick, Evan Morris, J. P. Davies, J. Powell, R. Parsons, Mrs. Owen Jones, Mrs. Thos. Jones (Abercynon), with Mr. Alfred Morgan (director) and Mr. W. H. Williams (architect). CARNETOWN.—The Board of Educa- tion wrote asking the committee when they intended proceeding with the erec- tion of a new school at Caxiietown.-The Director observed that land had already been acquired at Abercynon, but the committee had decided to erect a school at Penrhiwceiber fii-st.-It was resolved to replv accordingly. COUNTY SCHOOLS.—The Director re- ported that arrangements had been made for Ynvsvbwl pupils to attend the Ponty- pridd County School, and the Abercynon pupils to attend Mountain Ash County School. T RESIGNATION. Miss A. James, Duffryn-road, Cwmbach, wrote .resigning her position as assistant at Navigation School, Abercynon. TEACHING WELSH. Another long discussion on the teaching of Welsh took place regarding the appointment of Welsh speaking teachers. A Miss E. A. James aoplied for a post under the com- mittee, and Mr. T. Jones proposed and Mr. J. Powell seconded that she be ap- pointed.—Mr D. Rogers moved an amend- ment, on the grounds that she was unable to speak Welsh. Inasmuch as Welsh was one of their subjects, they should not appoint teachers who were not able to teach it. This young lady came from an English district.—Mr. T. Jones She has been attending the Pembroke Dock School.—Mr. Rogers: But I am sure that there are not a dozen Welsh speaking persons residing there. You can tell that from the fact that there is not a single Welsh place of worship there. He was in favour of making Welsh essential. They would never get any successful pupils until they had pro- perly qualified Welsh teachers. He moved that they advertise for a teacher, and that knowledge of Welsh be made a condition.—Mr. T. W. Jones seconded. He agreed with Mr. Rogers that, having made Welsh one of the subjects in the curriculum, they should appoint men and women who were able to teach it, or abandon the subject altogether.—Mr. Powell: That amounts to this—that none but Welsh people need apply.—Mr. W. S. Davies: Just so.-N-fr. W. Millar asked if there was any likelihood of this young lady being called upon to teach Welsh?— Mr. Rogers: It is taught in every class- In the division the following voted for Mr. Rogers's motion: Messrs. T. W. Jones, W. Fenwick, B. Morris, J. P. Davies, Dr. Morgan, D. Rogers, and Mrs. Owen Jones—7; for the motion, Messrs. Thos. Jones, W. S. Davies, W. Millar, B. Jones, J. Charles, J. Powell, R. Parsons, Chairman, and Mrs. Thos. Jones—9. NO USE.—The Association of Educa- tion Committees, through the secretary, v rote pointing out that it was unneces- t-ary for the Mountain Ash Committee to send representatives to a proposed con- ference, to pass a resolution in favour of large districts like Mountain Ash and Aberdare having control of Secondary Education, inasmuch as Mr. McKenna had declined to receive a deputation, and had added that it would be impossi- hie to include any such clause in the next Education Bill. P.T. CENTRE.—It was reported that st-me of the Mountain Ash area pupils attending this centre were not attending regularly, and it was resolved that the parents be asked to attend the com- mittee's meeting to explain. MISKIN .-The headmaster of Miskin Mixed School wrote asking the committee to remove the boys' lavatory to a more suitable place, and that a glass partition be erected in one af the large rooms.— The matter was referred to the Ward members, as was also a similar applica- tion from Trorobert School, Ynysybwl. EPIDEMIC.—The Director stated that Penrhiwceiber Infants' School had been closed owing to an epidemic of measles.— It was remarked that the attendance at Pengeulan School had fallen as low as 35 per cent. owing to the same cause.— Mr. W. S. Davies said that a similar state of things prevailed at Miskin School.—Mr. J. Charles observed that these schools ought to be closed. It was very hard that children should be ex- pected to attend, knowing that other children from infected houses should also be in school.—The Chairman, Mr. J. Powell, and the Director were appointed to see Dr. E. P. Evans, the medical officer, with the view of closing' them. APPOINTMENT. Mrs. Williams, widow of the late Mr W. Williams, Moun- tain Ash, was appointed uncertificated teacher under the committee. PROPOSED YNYSBOETH STATION. —Mr. J. Beasley, T.V.R., wrote in reply to a communication from the committee, that he had laid the above matter before his directors, but that they could not see their way to concede to the committee's wishes. The landowner, who would bene- fit most were the proposal carried out, had not signified his willingness to dis- pose of the land at a reasonable sum. Besides, the traffic would be very small, and would not justify a great outlay. There was already a motor car platform at Pontcvnon, which was very consider- ably used.—Mr. Thos. Jones said that since that letter had been received, another proposal had arisen and steps were being taken to approach Mr. Beas- ley again and to suggest a site somewhat nearer to the bulk of the population. This site would be on the Pentwyn Isaf Estate, and access could easily be ob- tained to it. He hoped the Education Committee would, so far as possible, support the Ynysboeth people in securing a station there. It would be a boon to the teachers at Ynysboeth Schools.—Mr. W. Fenwick moved that they again sup- port the inhabitants of Ynysboeth in the endeavour to obtain a station there.—Mr J. P. Davies seconded, and Mr T.- .W. Jones supported.—Agreed to. MADE IN GERMANY.—The Director said that a pamphlet had been received. the work of a German, and recommend- ed by Mr. Edwards, H.M.I.S., relating to wooden buildings, which would be very convenient as temporary school-.—Mr. Bruoe Jones: Let us stick to home made gcods.-Architc,et: The buildings spoken of would not suit the Mountain Ash bye- laws. BRUSHWORK. The Director ob- served that teachers did not know very much about brush work and pencil draw- ing, which they were supposed to teach, and he was afraid they were not making any effort to qualify themselves It would be well to inform them that the committee expected them to qualify in the subjects which they teach.—Dr. Mor- gan Don't overwork them! (Laughter.) —Mr. Rogers: It is useless paying teach- ers who are inefficient. It isn't brush- work alone, but other subjects (" Welsh ").-Mr. T. W. Jones: They might brush up their Welsh, as well. (Laughter.)—On the motion of Mr. Charles, the Director's suggestion was adopted. LIGHTING.—The Architect's recom- mendations regarding the lighting of schools for evening classes were adopted. COMPENSATION.—Mr Pryce Thomas, 105, High-street, Mountain Ash', wrote asking for compensation because his four year old eon sustained an injury while playing in a playground, by a section of iron railing falling upon him.—Referred to Mr. Linton.
Mountain Ash Police Court. WEDNESDAY.—Before Sir T. Marchant Williams (Stipendiary). VACCINATION. Watkins, High- street, Mountain Ash, applied for an ex- emption order.—Ernest John Golding, Thomas-street, Miskin, made a similar application.—Both were granted. VARIOUS.—Wm. Holder and Harry Edwards, Mountain Ash, drunk on Sun- day, 10s. and costs.—Guiseppe Deruasi, Mountain Ash, and Thomas Chas. New- man, Newtown, for obstructing Oxford- street on October 26th by allowing chip- ped potato carts to remain on the road- -,N-ay.-Fine(I 20s. and costs, the Stipen- diary" adding that they must be cleared from the street.—John Perry and James Hayes, Penrhiwceiber, fighing in the street, fined 40s. and costs. U NAP. "-Charles Matthews, William Matthews, Thos. Evans-, George James, and Thomas King, four young men from Penrhiwceiber, were brought up at the instance of P.C'. Bennett for gaming with cards at the back of Woodfield-terrace, Penrhiwceiber. Mr. T. Phillips, Ponty- pridd, defended, who contended that Nap," which the boys were playing, was a game of skill, and not a game of chance. He also submitted that as the ground was private ground, they did not come within the law.—The Stipendiary remarked that he would have to produce the deeds in order to prove that. Fines Gf 20s. and costs were imposed.—John J. Mayo and Robert Mayo, Penrhiwceiber, were similarly charged, and were also fined 20s. and costs. FIERY CHIMNEY. Chas. Atkind, jeweller, Mountain Ash, was fined 2s. 6d. for allowing his chimney to go on fire. Mr. S. Shipton, Mountain Ash, repre- sented Atkind, who is a juror at the Car- diff Assizes. UNATTENDED.—Frederick Compton, Pontypridd; Thomas Fletcher and Rd. Thomas, Aberdare, were ordered to pay 55. each for leaving their horses and dravs unattended. SUNDAY TRADING. C. Andrea, Mountain Ash, 5s.; G. Bassini. 5s.; R. Rabaiotti, Oxford-street, 5s. GUY FAWKE,S.-Harry Harris, Mis- kin; Wm. S. Georse, Wm. Blacker, and Wm. Rogers, four boys from Miskin, were fined 5s. each for letting off fire- works in the street. ABERCYNON PROFESSIONALS." —Charlotte Jones, Herbert-street, sum- moned Eleanor Edwards, Abercynon, for assault. Mr. R. Edwards James, Car- diff, appeared for Mrs. Jones, who ad- mitted having stated that Mrs. Edwards was not a proper person to make friends to. I'h;s was carried back to Mrs. Ed- wúrd, and a quarrel ensued, Mrs. Jones getting the, worse of the affriy.-Tht-i-e was a cross-summons, and both paities were bound over to keep the peace. The Stipendiary remarked that these women U'r r»rnf 1 f1 0 "h+.ö,Y"C' STORY OF A PIKELET.—AMUSING 9 OR T SEPARATION CASE. Elizabeth Ann Rcberts, represented by Mr. S. Shipton, summoned her husband, Hugh Roberts, Penrhiwceiber, for whom Mr. Gwílym Jcnes appeared, for persistent cruelty.— At the outset Mr. Jones said that the husband was prepared to return to his' wife if she consented to leave Penrhiw- ceiber, where her family resided.—Sti- pendiary Let me hear the case.—Mrs. Roberts was then called, and said she lived at 23, Harris-terrace, Penrhiw- ceiber. They had been married four years, and had three children. Her hus- band was not willing for her to go out 011 Sundays. He, was jealous of her Sun- day School teacher. Last August she had a girl in washing, and he struck her twice that dav. He had often held a knife above her head.—Mr. Gwilym Jones: Your husband is a member'of Hermon Chapel is he not—Yes. sunnosed to he.-How many of your family have been beating him?—Only two.—Did lie have his ribs fractured? No.—Your father very kindly offered to choke him? —Yes.—And one day there were five women against him?—Yes.—And he ran away?—Yes. (Laughter.)—Lizzie Lloyd, the washer-woman, said she saw defend- ant hit his wife twice. She heard him say. "Mi dy ladda di." The quarrel arose over some pikelets.—Mr. G. Jones: Didn't the husband complain that his
NO TEA LIKE 'Quaker' Tea I OF ALL GROCERS.
Abercynon Girl's Charge. A story of extraordinary nature was told to the Ystrad Rhondda magistrates on Mon- day in a paternity case in which Edith Clara Williams an attractive young girl, now of Abercynon, sued George Ward, a butcher at the Docks, Cardiff, as being the father of her illegitimate child. Mr Har- old Lloyd, Cardiff, appeared for complain- ant, and Mr Morgan Rees, Cardiff, defend- ed.— In September last, Miss Williams said, she was in service in Salisbury-road, Cardiff, and on the 13th she went for a trip to Clevedon by boat. Immediately she got on board she got seasick, and daring the time she was ill defendant came up and spoke to her. He was introduced to her later on in the day as George. She had a rough passage, and when they got ashore at Clevedon defendant took her to a public house and mixed brandy with her lemonade and the result was she was worse returning than going. At Cardiff she was in a state of collapse. Ward sugested a cab home and on the way between the pierhead and Salisbury-road he seduced her. It was 10 o'clock at night, and she was almost uncon- scious. Witness had not seen him from that night until that morning in court. After the baby was born on the 11th June inquiries were made, and it was discovered that the person in the cab was defendant, and in a letter to him she wrote, "You can't deny the child because the baby has ginger hair and blue eyes, and is waiting support," (Laughter.)— Defendant called, denied the lemonade story, and said he was drinking beer at the Pier Hotel, whilst complainant was having tea at a neigh- bouring restaurant. He admitted taking complainant home in a cab, but stoutly denied the allegation of seduction.— The Stipendiary said he preferred not to express any opinion about the case. He would, however, say that there was no legal corroboration, and the case would be dis- missed
Mr. Lloyd Meyrick once said that if Sir Marchant Williams had not been a Stipendiary Magistrate he would have made a, most proficient prize-fighter. In the pages of the Nationalist Sir Mar- chant has now a most happy hunting ground, where armed with the weapon that is mightier than the tomahawk, he goes a-hunting for the scalps of his ene- mies with merciless vigour. In feature and build he is Iberian, but he appears to have inherited all the fighting propen- sities of the Ancient Briton. When he marks an enemy he goes for him on every available opportunity. Cochfarf has done something to arouse the Stipen- diary's ire, for in the current number of the Nationalist lie is the marked man of the Editor's poisoned darts. Really had not education and a knight- hood subdued and dignified his Worship's nature to some extent we tremble to think what he might have been.
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Penderyn. Take Vilix for Coughs, Colds, In- fluenza, and Sore Throats. In bottles, Is. ljd. and 2s. each. Prepared only by Walter H. Jones, Pharmaceutical Chem- ist, Aberdare. Established 1826. THANKSGIVING. -Largely attended harvest thanksgiving meetings have been held at Siloa Baptist Church during the week. PARISH COUNCIL.—At the usual meeting of this Council Mr T. J. Tucker, Station road, was elected to the vacancy caused by the death of the late Mr E. Harris, Heol Las, while Mr John Harris (brother of the late Mr Harris) was elected as overseer for the narish of Pendervn. THE STRIKE.—The Penderyn quarry- men, who have been on strike over three months, had a meeting on Saturday. It transpired that there was no offer of any kind from the employers. The men hoped that as stocks of bricks and sand on the Hirwain brickworks decreased Messrs M. B. Allen and Co. would make some offer shortly. It was pointed out, however, that there did not at present seem to be any great demand for the bricks, and the pros- pects of a restart of the quarries seems to be rather remote. MEMORIAL SERVICE.—On Sunday evening, an impressive memorial service was held at Soar Congregational Church, in reference to the death of the late Mr Evan Harris, Heol Las, who was a deacon at the above church. The Rev E. Wern Williams preached an eloquent sermon, paying a glowing tribute to the consistent Christian character of the deceased, who was a devoted worker in the church of Christ.
Hirwain. TABERNACLE.—Mr E. R. Dennis, a young Aberdarian, preached at Tabernacle on Sunday last. MOTHERS' UNION.—The quarterly meeting of the above Union was held on Thursday afternoon, at the Parish Room, when an admirable address was delivered by the Rev J. Morgan, B.A., vicar, to a good attendance. LITERARY & DEBATING SOCIETY.— The first meeting of the above society was held in Nebo Vestry, on Friday evening, when the question of debate was "Should the railway directors recognise and negoti- ate with their employees' representa- tives ?" illi D. Jones, schoolmaster pre- sided. Mr A. O. Perkins opened the dis- cussion in the negative, in an able speech, in which he contended that it was only just and fair that the employers should have absolute control without interference, inasmuch as they had risked their capital in the undertaking. Further he declared that it was the "paid agitators" who desired recognition and not the men. This was opposed by Mr J. Rees Jones, who declared that the voice of the men's executive was the voice of the men,—a competent, organised, tolerant, and just voice, and also that. the past had clealy shown that recognition of and negotiation with the men's representatives had proved a grand success. A heated discussion fol- lowed, the most prominent speakers being Messrs Geo. Jones, Dan Jones, E. Jones, Ben Jones, T. Tucker, J. S. Mug'ord and J. A. Jenkins. The voting resulted in a win for the affirmative by one vote. At the next meeting the subject for discussion will be Which is the happier, the educa- ted or the illiterate man.
Cwmbach. BRYN SEION.—On Sunday and Mon- day last the anniversary services of this Congregational Church were held, when the Revs J. Dyfnallt Owen, the crowned bard at the Swansea National Eisteddfod, and A Penry Evans, Porth, officiated. In the morning Dyfnallt preached a highly instructive sermon from the words :—"Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage, Psalms cxix 54. He illustrated how the Psalmist David had happily combined the elements of the law and the muse. On Sunday afternoon both preachers occupied the pulpit, and Dyfn- allt took as his text:—" Let us run with patience the race that is set before us, look- ing unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our .faith" Hebrews xii., i and 2. The three chief points which he dealt with were inspiration from the unseen, 2nd, inspira- tion from self-discipline, 3rd, inspiration from the perfect, i.e., by looking unto Jesus. The Rev Penry Evans afterwards preached from i. John. 5, 13, These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. In the evening both ministers were obliged to return to their respective churches to administer Communion. Their place was therefore taken by the Rev R. Roberts, pastor of Ebenezer C.M. Church, Cwmbach, and the members of the latter church also dispensed with the usual ser- vice, and joined with the Congregation- alists. Mr Roberts preached a particular- ly effective sermon from Galatians v, I- Stand fast in the liberty wherewith Chi ist hath made us free, and be not en- tangled again with the yoke of bondage. He showed in a striking manner how the liberty of the Christian was equally acces- sible and bearable to man as a condition of sin and bondage. The introductory portion ot the services were conducted dur- ing the day by the following:—Morning, Rev Joseph James, (B ) Afternoon, Mr William James. Evening, Mr David Charles Lewis, a young student from the church. There were large congregations again on Monday, when the original preachers attended throughout the day.
Aberaman. PRIMITIVE METHODIST TABER- NACLE.-ON Sunday last special sermons were delivered at the above church on be- half, of the Home and Foreign Missions. The preacher in the morning and in the afternoon was the Rev. R. Watson, and in the evening Mr D. Rogers. PRESENTATION.-On Sunday aftar- noon Mr Benjamin Harris, a young man who formerly resided at Cardiff-road Aberaman, was presented with a thum- indexed Bible, as a token of respect on the occasion of his departure to take up an appointment as clerk at Porth. The Bible was subscribed for by his fellow-scholars at the Sunday school class at Saron, and the present was formally handed over by I Mr D. J. Phillips, the teacher of the class. OBITUARY.—We regret to record the death of Mrs Rowlands, (the beloved wife of Mr Edward Rowlands,) who passed away on Sunday last. She had been in of Mr Edward Rowlands,) who passed ,2 away on Sunday last. She had been in tailing health for many years, and the family had formerly resided at Regent- street, Aberaman. A short time ago, how- ever they moved to Pendervn. where it was hoped that deceased would recover from her illness. The body has been con- veyed to the deceased's mother's home at 14 Regent-Street, and the funeral takes place this (Thursday) afternoon.
Aberaman, Aberdare. SALE OF VALUABLE LEASEHOLD PROPERTIES. Mr John Howell, F.A.I., Has received instructions to Sell by PUBLIC AUCTION At the Rock Hotel, Aberaman, ON Thursday, Nov. 14, 1907, At 7.30 o'clock in the evening, subject to such conditions of sale as shall then and there be produced, the following LEASEHOLD PROPERTIES VIZ.: Lot 1. All that leasehold Messuage or Dwelling House and Premises formerly used and known as the Royal Oak Beer House, situate and being No 147, Cardiff Road, Aberaman. These premises are sold without the License, and are held for an estate of three lives and a term of 99 years from the 1st day of July, 1845, subject to the apportioned yearly ground rent of £1 7s. 9d., and the covenants affecting the same. The prem- ises are at present let at a rent of £32 a year, payable quarterly (tenant paying rates and taxes), but this tenancy may be determined by either the landlord or ten- ant giving to the other of them three months' notice in writing at any time for that purpose. Lots 2, 3, 4, and 5. All those Four sub- stantially built and well situated Dwelling Houses known as Nos. 24, 25, 26, and 27, Cwmaman Road, Aberaman, Formerly known aa Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4, Coronation Crescent, and now in the occu- pation of Mr John Jenkins and others at rentals, as to lot 2, Xl 12s. 6d. as to lots 3, 4, and 5, XI 5s. Od. per lunar month each. These premises are held under an Inden- ture of Lease for 99 years from the 1st day of May, 1901, at a yearly ground rent of tl Is. 3d., which will be apportioned at the time of Sale. Lot 6. All that Dwelling House and Premises known as No. 32, New Street, Abell.man, Formerly known as No. 8, New street, and now in the occupation of Mr Frank Parn- ham, at a rental of Xi 5s. Od. per lunar month. This House is held under an Indenture of Lease for a term of 99 years from January 1st, 1903, at the yearly ground rent of 15s. Lot 7. All that desirable Messuage or Dwelling House known as No. 39, Gladstone Stresto Aberaman, aforesaid, as now in the occupation of nir Bressington, as tenant thereof at a rent of XI 5s. Od. per lunar month. These premises are held under an Inden- ture of Lease for a term of 99 years fron3 the 1st day of May, 1892, subject to the yearly ground rent of 15s. 9d. The Auctioneer desires to particular^ call the attention of intending chasers to the above Properties, are mostly new and situated in dole protimity to the local Collieries. For further particulars apply as to Lot h David Richards, Esq., Solicitor, Abetd&e As to lots 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, to T. W. Griffiths, Esq., Solicitor, Aberdft** i As to lot 7, to J W. T. Howell, Esq., Solicitor, AberftU* ? And as to all the lots to The Aucti ¿; "Nothing succeeds like success." i The success of Mrs. Clara E. Si visit has kept her her^ so long, and eSX will again attend at the MONDAY, NOV. 11th, ROYAL PERANCE HOTEL, ABERDARE- lTi WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12, CORY CARDIFF. THURSDAY, NOV. 14, 39, AVYNI) STREET, BRIDGEND. SATURDAY, NOV. 16th, MRS. THE COTTAGE, GAS ROAD, PON^* j PRIDD. J I Mrs Clara E. Slated (OF SOUTHPORT). d Largest Belt-Maker in EngisLi" d (Late Maker to the Patients of the don Hospital, City of London Infirm^ Soho Hospital for Women; also to *^e Patients of the late Sir Morreil x McKenzie), rk She has gained experience in AMERlv.il FRANCE, and GERMANY, and ie sg, pursuing her mission, against the of inward instruments, which are a quent source of danger, causing as to I do ulceration, tumour, and cancer large degree, thus necessitating s dreds of unnecessary OPERATION' s See what wearers eay. d That Mrs. Slater's visit has been successful is abundantly shown by numerous messages of good-will she Ke received from many people who |&J» derived benefit from her advice. il messages are couched in most Pr^0 worthy terms, and some of them eSpf^g tho hope that Mrs. Slater will be up spared to continue her noble work oJJ ijy a half of women. Mrs. Slater respect^ begl\to ,avail herself of this opportc?'^ ?} thanking her many well-wisher6 Cwmfeun, Penderyn, Aberaman, tain Ash Cwmdare, Abergwvnfi, ^l lh, coed, Aberdare, Cwmaman, CwnJ^o 1 Abersychan, Penrhiwceiber, who a1*0 iiv- numerous to be approached individnf% It will be remembered that Mrs. Slati;$. original intention was to visit the J* t trict for one month only, but the patronage conferred on her has rea^ht <= it necessary for her to prolong her till now, which must close soon ovfi^Snf prior engagements in the North oi land. Thereto re, any sufferers to see her should do so next monday, any week may be her last in Abcrd»relf) RUPTURES, WOMEN'S WEAKNESSES, CURED WIT OPERATIONS OR INWARD INS?™ MENTS. te, Stout Ladies! The Compress duces the measurements 4 to 8 Za FOR FURTHER PARTICULARS P- MRS. SLATER AT ONCE. ALL ADVICE FREE. NOTE ADI)J; HOURS: 2 to 5 Sharp. Printed and Published at their (Works, Market Buildings, fli Street, Aberdare, in the Countyof, I' Glamorgan, by the proprietor* Push load J. L. Hawl&ide.
wife was making more of you than of him?—No.—All you wanted was a pike- let. (Laughter.)—Hugh Roberts, the de- fendant, was then called. He said that up to six weeks ago he had lived happily with his wife. On the washing-day Te- ferred to he came home whilst his wife and the girl were having tea. He joined them, and poured out a cup of tea. for himself, and was just about catching held of a pikelet when his wife said: Those are not for; you, bread and butter is good enough." He threw the bread and butter down, and did not touch it. On another occasion her sister brought two tarts. When his wife was out he ate one of these, for he fancied it very much. (Laughter.) When his wife discovered the fate of that tart, she told him. Your old hands have been there again." She attempted to strike him with a bottle, the lodger's boot, and the child's toy. At last he gave, her a slap on the side of the face.-Stipend; ary: Evidently this man is not properly fed.. He must rav 10s. a week and costs. MUST LEARN WELSH.—Edward Bur- ritch, Mountain Ash, was charged with stealing two oak posts, the property of Lord Aberdare.—George Smith, garni1 keeper, said he saw defendant in Aoer- ford" Wood.—Clerk: Aberffrwd you iii.ean. I don't know Welsh.— Stipendiary: You ought to learn it. When one goes to France he is supposed to learn French. Defendant pleaded guilty to stealing the posts, and was ordered to pay 20s. or go to prison for U davs. A SHOCKING STORY OF NEGLECT. —Chas. Matthews and his wife, Mary Matthews, living opposite the, Allen's Arms, Mounntain Ash, were brought up for neglecting their three children. Mr W. Thomas, Aberdare, represented the N.S.P.C.C. Inspector John Thomas, Pontypridd, said he had had the, parties under observation since last August. He visited the house on various dates since then. The children's heads were one mass of vermin. They were insufficient- ly clad. The bedclothes were in a filthy state, and the bed tick was-so dirty that it was impossible to tell its original colour. He spoke to the husband, and he blamed the wife, saying, I can't help it. I know things are bad. I have tried her all ways." On October 26th the family were turned out of the house' into the street. The furniture were placed on the Canal Bank. No arrangement had been made to place the children anywhere; but the male defendant said that probably his sister, Mrs. Morgan, Aberdare, would take care of them. Mrs. Morgan did have charge of the children for a week.—Dr. Arthur T. Jones de- scribed the state of the house and the children.—The Stipendiary said the woman appeared to be hopeless. There was plenty of soap and water at all times, but they had not been used. She was a dirty slut, no doubt, and would have to go to prison for two months. The summons against the husband would be dismissed. "MOVING MASS OF VERMIN." Ann Long, Mountain Ash, was charged with neglecting her two children. Mr. W. Thomas again appeared for the society. Inspector Thomas said that one child's hair was one moving mass of ver- min. Defendant had, some years ago, been committed for six weeks on a simi- lar charge. Dr. Arthur Jones gave further evidence.—The Stipendiary said he would give Mrs. Long another chance bv adjourning the case for one month. CLAIM FOR WAGES.—Wm. Hussev, Trecynon, claimed from A. McGregor, cobbler, Mountain Ash, a. week's wages.— Judgement for plaintiff. ASSAULT.-IVm. Colcombe, Cefnpen- nar, summoned a young man named Dd Lewis for assault. Complainant said that Lewis followed him out of the Cefn- pennar Hotel and struck him down, say- ing that he was an old b in carrying clecks" to the keepers. — Defendant said he was drunk, and did not remember anything about it.—40s. or one month. WOMEN'S WOES.-Mrs. Witton, Car- cliff-road, Mountain Ash, summoned Mrs. Weakly for assault. Mr. Gwilym Jones apeared for Mrs. Witton. There was a eross-summons, and also a summons by another person against Mrs. Witton. The last named was dismissed, and Mrs. Witton and Mrs. Weakly were bound over. SLEEPY COLLIERS.—Wm. Coles and George Sellis, were each fined 20s. and costs for sleeping at Penrhiwceiber Col- liery.—Mr. W. Kenshole, Aberdare, pro- secuted for the Company. I