MOUNTAIN ASH INN RAIDED. ALLEGED BETTING TRANSACTIONS Geo. Henry Nuttycombe was charged with using the Mountain Ash Inn ior the purposes of betting. Asked whether he wished to be dealt with summarily or tried by a jury, defendant chose the latter. Evidence to justify committal was then given.—Mr. 0. Kenshole ap- peared for the prosecution. He said that the defendant was a milk-vendor, and lived at Miskin. Apparently he spent his spare time in bookmaking. There were five separate complaints against him. The dates, were from Oct. 23rd to the 30th. The defendant visited the Mountain Ash Inn as a rule between 1 and 2 p.m. On the 30th Oct. the police obtained a warrant. When about to, en- ter the Inn, Mrs. Thomas, the landlady, saw the police coming, and she rushed into the bar, and gave information to the men. The police then entered. Joseph Collins, Penrhiwceiber, the first witness, said he was a collier. During the last 6 years he had lived at Penrhiw- ceiber. He knew Nuttycombe as a milk- vendor and bookmaker. He had seen himtake betting slips in the streets at Penrhiwceiber. He took beta from work- men as a rule. On Nov. 23rd he (witness) visited the Mountain Ash Inn about 1 o'clock. He was in the bar for ten min- utes, and then went into the smoke-room. There were 12 or 15 men there. Some were reading sporting papers. Others were writing on slips of paper. Nutty- combe was there. He heard discussion on horse-racing. Nuttycombe said that a certain horse would win a race. The slips and also money were handed to Nuttycombe.' The sums ranged from 28. to 10s. He remembered some of the horses' names that were mentioned. One was "Sweet Memory." (Laughter.) That horse was supposed to be running that day. Mr. Kenshole then handed in a copy of the "Sporting Chronicle," showing the name Sweet Memory." Mr. Charles objected, stating that this could not be evidence against his client. Stipendiary: I suppose there are other things on the paper as well; a report of the Druce case very likely. Mr. Charles: I don't know whether they trouble about that, unless they are betting on the result. (Laughter.) Witness then went on to relate what he saw on a subsequent day. He again saw slips handed to Nuttycombe. Witness added that he informed the police of what was going on there, and the police re-' quested him to visit the Inn on the fol- lowing days. The men were served in the smoke-room by the landlady. She was able to see what was going on. On the previous day the landlord was there, and he could see everything that went on. On Saturday, October 26th, he again visited the Inn. Nuttycombe stood in the passage when he went in. The land- lord was serving in the smoke-room that day. Cross-examined by Mr. F. P. Charles, who defended, witness said he only worked three months during the last three years, owing to ill-health. Mr. Charles: What have you been liv- ing on?—My own earnings. What you earned during the three months?—What I earned while I was working. What was your motive in informing the police and acting an amateur detec- tiver-I have seen Nuttycombe in Pen- rhiwceiber taking hundreds of slips from young boys in the street. Why not tell the police then?—He dropped coming there because he was 1 such a rogue that people would have nothing to do with him. Witness denied having had any dispute with defendant regarding betting tran- sactions. P.S. Clynch said that he had the place under observation on October 29th. Nut- tycombe entered shortly after 1 o'clock. There was a group of men standing out- side at the time. They followed defend-
British Women's Temper- ance Association. MEETING AT ABERDARE. The usual monthly meeting was held on Monday last, when the Rev. J. T. Rhys, Bethany, Godreaman, gave an ad- dress on "The Problem of Drunkenness." The Rev. J. T. Rhys said the very presence of a drink problem in Wales in the 20th century was a very sad reflec- tion on our civilisation and Christianity. When one recalled the self-sacrificing efforts made to elevate the people, and when one remembered the material prosperity, the educational advance- ment, the social improvements, and the religious progress of the country, we mar- velled that the drunkard was not as ex- tinct a species as the Dodo. But the drink evil was indeed with us. It was moreover the very greatest of all our evils. Mr. Lloyd George had declared it to be the greatest wrong and the greatest curse of our modern life. Intemperance had a financial, a. political, and a social aspect, but the serious fact about it was that it struck the nation in its vital part. It was the greatest hindrance to reform in any direction. As Ion-, as the drink problem remained unsolved it mat- tered little what new measures were passed. (Hear, hear.) Much is said about the progress made by the Temper- ance cause, and there was some ground for rejoicing. Still at best it was pain- fully slow, and in some respects there was none to record. There were more people than ever with vested interest in the trade, and almost every shareholder was an obstacle to reform. Drinking among very young lads and women was on the increase. There was thus no task that demanded more immediate and more drastic treatment. A good deal of ridi- L cule was often heaped on people who en- gaged in Temperance work, but the time will soon come when a stigma will attach to those who hold aloof from this work. (Cheers.) How could this problem be solved? In my opinion, so complicated, difficult, and many sided is this evil that not one single practical proposal can be found to settle it, and no measure can be too drastic to deal with it. Nothing can be done that will be real progress until private interest in the trade will be abolished. (Cheers.) That men could become rich at the expense of the degra- dation of others was a disgrace to our civilisation that ought not to be tolerated any longer. (Hear, hear.) Let temper- ance people remember that so long as there was vested interest in the business so long would it be difficult to make any real progress. But better than any new laws would it be to enforce the existing ones. (Applause.) The authorities ought to be compelled to close more houses, and so remove some of the temptations. Is all the drunkenness in Aberdare pun- ished by law? ("No, no!") The licensee must be punished when he violates the law. Grocers who sell liquor should not be patronised by Temperance and Christ- ian people. (Cheers.) Clubs and Bene- fit Societies should be withdrawn from licensed premises. All influence should be brought to bear on nurses not to re- commend alcohol to sick people. In these and other cases sobriety should be promoted, and England made the land God has meant it to be. (Cheers.) Mrs. Walter Llovd moved a. vote of thanks to the speaker. The Rev. J. L. Jenkins seconded. Rev. M. Evans, in supporting, corroborated tLe statement that there was a great deal of drunken- ness in Aberdare in broad daylight that was punishable, but never punished.
Labour Jottings. BY "DEMOS." Poor Mr. Keir Hardie! They all go for him because of his apocryphal Indian utterances. Lord Aberdare said that Keir Hardie said some things which he would have left unsaid had he attended school in his youth. Then Mr. John Morley and later on Mr. J. D. Rees, M.P. pitched into the member for Merthyr. Mr. J. D. Rees may be a greater authority on Indian affairs than Mr Keir Hardie is, but surely that does not qualify him to be an authority on the veracity or otherwise of the reports con- cerning Mr. Hardie that reach us from the East. Lord Aberdare charitably at- tributes Mr. Keir Hardie's awful indis- cretion to lack of learning, but the mem- ber for Montgomeryshire insinuates that our Junior M.P. is minus that most es- sential commodity common sense! What next? In these days we hear a lot about "free love." In connection with this matter there is much playing with words. Love, of course, cannot be fet- tered. That light that never was on land or sea, but which flashes in a maiden's eye cannot be chained or restricted any more than the sunlight. So it would be well to invent some more appropriate term to signify sexual promiscuity. The words love and freedom are both too sacred to be used in such associations.
Trecynon SILOH.-At this place of worship on Tuesday evening, the Rev. J. Sulgwyn Davies, pastor, gave an interesting lec- ture on "Evans o'r Maendy." Mr. T. Evans, Robertstown, made an excellent chairman. There was a large audience. A cordial vote of thanks was accorded the lecturer on the motion of Mr Richard Williams, Stag-street, seconded by Mr David Llewelyn, Bell-court, and support- ed by Mr. Thos. Rees, Cemetery-road. EISTEDDFOD.—On Saturday, at the Public Hall, an eisteddfod was held under the auspices of the Caradog Lodge of Ivorites. In the absence of Council- lor D. Tyssul Davies. the chair was oc- cupied by Mr. H. H. Evans, M.E„ Bvll- fa The music was adjudicated by Ir. John Evans, G. and L., Trecynon, and the miscellaneous items by Mr. H. H. Evans. Awards:—Reciting Psalm 1 (for children), Miss Lizzie Evans, Roberts- town. Through the generosity of the chairman, three other competitors were awarded a prize. Soprano solo, Miss Davies, Llwydc-oed. Recitation, Mr. J. W. Davies;, Godreaman. Impromptu speech, subject, "Mr. Lloyd George," Mr W. J. Griffiths, Llwydcoed. Tenor solo, Mr. John Davies, Trecynon. Solo bass, Mr. W. J. Roberts, Llwydcoed. Love letter, prize divided between Mr W. Jen- kins, Cwmdare, and another. Englyn, "Ifor Hael," divided between Mr. J. J. Davies, Aberdare, and Mr Owen, AbeT- aman. On the quartet a Llwydcoed party won. The treasurer was Mr. T. Jones, Aberaman; secretaries, Mr. G. O. Williams and Mr T. Owen, Trecynon.
Aberdare. Drink BOWEN'S IZONA (regd.). Ask for it. Sold everywhere. I.L.P.—A special meeting of the branch was held on Monday evening, Mr. W. Phillips presiding. Several matters of importance were dealt with. The secre- tary gave a very encouraging report of the work done by the members. Prepar- ations were also made for holding meet- ings during the coming months. ADDr-,E,SS.Uli,cler the auspices of th* Soar Literary Society on Tuesday even- ing, the Rev. D. Jeremy Jones, pastor of Soar Congregational Church, Mountain Ash, gave a very interesting address on "Myfyrion yr Un-ar-hugain." The Rev. J. Tudor, B.A., presided. Messrs. J. Richards, William Walters, David Evans, and David Griffiths also spoke. ENGLISH WESLEYAN. At this church on Sunday special services were held, when the Rev. W. Calvert, circuit minister, preached very effective ser- mons. On Monday a tea was given in connection with the Christian Endeav- our. The following ladies' were the tray- holder si:—Misses Harries, Miss Woolway, Miss Stanton, Miss Banister, Miss Nellie Owen, Misses Florrie and Ethel Roberts. The cutters were Mrs. Woolway and Mrs. Roberts'. In the evening a very interest- ing address was given by Mr. J. Ings, of Cardiff, generally known as "The Car- diff Billy Bray," in which he gave his life's history. The Rev. W. Calvert pre- sided. BILLIARDS AND WHIST. Last Thursday the Aberdare Liberal Club Billiard and Whist Teams visited Neath Liberal Club to playoff the first match of their home and away fixtures. The Aberdare Team were defeated, and lost a 6 years' record without any ill-feeling to- wards the winners who played some very hot men. Scores: -Aberdare: Mr. Ben Arthur, 150; Mr. A. Watkins, 150; Mr. B. Arthur, jnr., 150; Mr. A. R. Stephens, 131; Mr F. Spencer, 129; Mr J. Howell, 103; Mr. J. Daniel, 103; Mr. D..Johnson, 150; Mr T. Morgan, 89; Mr W. Bees, 85; total, 1,240. Neath: Messrs. G. Morris, 149; R. Young, 99; E. Jones, 57; A. Stacey, 350; D. Thomas, 150; J. Stear, 150; W. Brennen, 150; F. Moore, 142; D. Lake, 150; F. Green, 150; total, 1,347. Whist: Aberdare, 7 games; Neath, 3 gaGW.R, TEMPER AN CE UNTON. — A meeting of the Aberdare Branch took place on Sunday afternoon. After prayer by Mr. J. Wilkins, a Bible reading was given by one of the members, which be- came the theme of an address. All Men are Brethren was the topic. It was remarked that it was our duty to hurt nobody by word or deed, and to do all the good we can. Mrs. Banmster was the soloist ("I am waiting for the Master "). Mr. John Lewis addressed the meeting in vigorous style, urging upon all the necessity of pressing for- ward unitedly in the temperance caul. P. It was resolved to open up a campaign in February, as advocated by the official organ, On the Line." The committee will meet on Sunday, December let, to arrange the necessary preliminaries. Two new members were accepted by transfer. Mr. Fred Williams proved a capable chairman. Miss Sarah Harris presided at the organ. CHORAL FESTIVAL AT ST. EL- VAN'S—The first festival of the Church Choral Union of the Deanery of Aber- dare was held last Monday evening in St. Elvan's Church. The churches of the Deanery represented were as follows: — it. Elvan's, St. Fagan's, and St. Wine- fred's (Aberdare), St. Margaret's (Aber- aman), St. Lleurwg's (Hirwain), St. Margaret's (Mountain Ash), St. Wine- fred's (Penrhiwceiber), St. John the Evangelist (Robertstown), St. Matthew's (Abernant), St. Mary Magdalene (Cwm- bach), St. Luke's (Cwmdare), St. Illtyd's (Cefnpennar), St. Dyfrig's (Newtown), and St. Teilo's (Miskin). The combined choristers totalled 539, comprising 317 surpliced choristers and 222 ladies. A large tent had been erected outside the church for the accommodation of the choir. The pieces, psalms, canticles, and hvmns had been specially selected and edited by Mr. W. H. Webb, I.S.M., or. ganist of St. Elvan's and choirmaster to the Union. The honorary secretary was the Rev. R. Jones, B.A., Vicar of St. Fagan's. The processional hymn was eminently suitable, a The God of Abra- ham praise," arranged to the old Hebraic Melody, "Leoni." The singing of this hjmn was most impressive, and was taken with a slow majestic movement. The climax was especially fine where the whole choir sang in unison the last four lines: — a Hail! Abraham's God and mine, (I join the heavenly lays), All might and majesty are Thine, And endless praise." The responses were sung to Tallis's set- ting, and were intoned by the Rev. C. A. H. Green, B.D., Rural Dean. The special Psalms were the 92nd, sung to Goss's Chant, and the 93rd to Hayne's setting. The Magnificat was chanted to Cobb in A flat, and the Nunc Dimittis to Foster's music. The Psalms were splendidly chanted, but the "Magnificat" was not nearly so effective; the trebles getting out of hand, and very flat. The Nunc Dimittis was much better, the beautiful minor chant receiving splendid treatment, especially by the male voices. The pianissimo opening was really very fine. The hymn, What are these that glow from afar," was taken rather too fast. The old Welsh melody, Ymdaith y Mwngc," is. much more effective when sung to slow march time. The anthem was Torrance's Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house." The trebles shone out particularly fine; the tone was quite brilliant right throughout, al- though there was just a suspicion of rag- giness in the accelerando movement. The recessional hymn was rendered beauti- fully. U God is working his purpose out" is one of the,new hymns in the new edi- tion Ancient and Modern. The marks of expression were carefully noted except the closing diminuendo. The organ seat was occupied by Miss Dorothy Webb, the talented daughter of the choirmaster. Her playing shows the making of a true artiste and was admired by every one. The sermon was preached by the Rev. Lancelot Lewis, M.A. (St. Bride's-euper- Ely), who took for his text, Genesis 28, 17, This is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven." Mr Webb's conducting calls for the highest encomiums. His handling of the large choir, most of them strangers to him., and trained under different choirmasters, showed the master hand. The festival may be summed up as a glorious success, and reflects credit on all concerned. The task has been a difficult one to get the different sections into one harmonious whole, and although the time of prepar- ation was short, the whole choir, together with the several choirmasters, deserve the highest praise.
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Mountain Ash Police Court. WEDNESDAY.—Before Sir T. Marchant Williams (Stipendiary), Major Morgan, Capt. F. N. Gray, and Capt. G. A. Evans. VACCINATION—Alfred C. Thomas, The Triangle, Mountan Ash, applied for an exemption order.—Granted.—William Prosser, 16, Victoria-street, made a simi- Jar application.—Granted. TRANSFER. Mr. Gwilym Jones, Mountain Ash, applied for the transfer of the license of the Butchers' Arms, Mountain Ash, from Thoe. Watkins to Hubert Fortt, Cefnpennar.—Granted. DRUNKS.-Emily Adams, in Victoria- equare, Aberdare, 5s. and costs; Thos. Daviee, in Wall-street, Tyntetown, 10s. and costs; Jeremiah Jones, in Ffrwd- crescents, Mountain Ash, 56. and costs; Jonathan Saunder Davies, Aberdare, drunk in charge of a horse in Llanwonno- road, Mountain Ash, 20s. and costs; Patrick Welsh and Peter Healing, in Car- diff-road, Mountain Ash, on Sunday, 10s. and costs each. LANGUAGE.—P.S. Boulton charged Joseph Evans, Miskin, for using indecent language.—Fined 10s. and costs. BACK TO ITALY.—P. Guiseppi, J. Bassini, Ll. Newman, M. Philpott, and B. Antoniozo were brought up for ob- structing Oxford-street by allowing fish, potato, and ice-cream carts to remain on the roadway.-P.C. Francis Jones gave evidence. He said that there was a show at the bottom end of the street. New- man had paid Is. for a stall. The other defendants followed. Addressing the three Italians, the Stipendiary said: "Why don't you take your things back to Venice, or wherever you come from? —Newman was discharged, Bassini fined 56. and costs, and the other three, who had been previously convicted, were fined 20s. and costs.—George Brinnand., Ox- ford-street, for causing obstruction by serving persons outside his shop, ordered to pay 5s. including costs. FIREWORKS .-Geo. Allen, Miskin, and Wm. Bartlett, Mountain Ash, fined 10s. and coats for letting off fireworks. CRUELTY TO A HORSE—Aubrey E. Davies was charged with working a horse in an unfit state, and Howell M. Davies, Abercynon, with allowing it to be worked.-PS. Davies, Penrhiwceiber said he found wounds about the size of a 4s. piece under the horse's collar. The horse appeared in great pain. H- • Davies was fined lOsi. and costs, and A. E. Davies 20s: and costs. E. Davies 20s: and costs. DAMAGES—John Edwards, Penrhiw- ceiber, for cutting out two trees m reii- rhiwceiber School playground, was fined 20s. or 14 days, the Stipendiary adding that he ought to have a card with the ten commandments round his neck.-E. Toogood, a boy from Abercynon, was, nr- dered to pay He- 6d. and costs for.try- ing two panes on a gas lamp—P.O. VYll- son and Mr. W. G. Thomas, surveyor, gave evidence. -John Swari, 'Work- MATCH IN MINE. S;wan, work- ing at the Deep Duffryn Colliery, wae ordered to pay 40s. and costs f°r nig^a match in his possession underground. Fred Davies, John Prosser, and W. S. Davies, M.E., proved the case, and Mr. C. Kenshole prosecuted. PATERNITY.-Thos. Rowlands Pen- rhiwceiber, was summoned by Mary -t^en Williams to show cause, etc. Defendant had admitted to P.S. Evans, Ynysboeth that he was the father of the child.—An order of 3s. 6d. a week and costs was Nonstable assaulted—Richard Bryant, Penrhiwceiber, was charged with assaulting P.C. Barnes.-P.C. Barnes said he saw the prisoner in Oxford House, Mountain Ash. He was being held down by Mr. Jenkins, stationer, and was kicking and threatening. Mr. Jen- kins complained of having been struck by the prisoner. When witness was tak- ing him into custody, prisoner buttecl .1 him in the stomach, and struck him, ana scratched him in the face.—Asked what he had to say, defendant eaid he was drunk, and did not remember anything about it.—Fined R5 or one month.—The game defendant was summoned for as- saulting E. Jenkins, stationer.—Mr. S. Shipton, who appeared for complainant, said that his client was prepared to with draw the charge.—The Bench consent-eu.
Mountain Ash Education Committee. On Tuesday, Mr. W. Davies in the chair. There were also present: Dr. Morgan, Messrs. W. S. Davies, Bruce Jones, Rev. E. V Tidman, W. Griffiths, T W. Jones, W. Fenwick, Evan Morris, J. P. Davies, R. Parsons, Hugh Price, John Powell, Mrs. Owen Jones, and Mrs. Thomas Jones, and Mr. Alfred Morgan (Director of Education). PROVISION OF MEALS. The Director read a communication from the Board of Education authorising the local. authority to make a charge not exceed- ing 1<1. rate to meet the cost of the pro- vision of meals in the schools. It was explained that the total sum would be about £300 to JE350. The Director was instructed to obtain a report from the various schools. ABERCYNON STUDENTS' RAILWAY FARES.—The committee were author- ised to pay the railway fares of seven students attending the Mountain Ash County School.—Mr. W. Fenwiok asked if the amount would include what had already been paid?—Mr John Powell sug- gested that it be taken for granted. SCHOOL BUILDING. A long dis- cussion ensued on the question of pro- ceeding with the remodelling of Ynysy- bwl School or the building of a new school at Carnetown. It was decided to proceed with the work already in hand at Ynysybwl. MEASLES.—A report was read stating that there were 43 cases-of measles at Abertaf School. On the proposition of Mr. John Powell, seconded by Dr. Mor- gan, the school was ordered to be closed conditionally thift the medical officers concurred.' DUFFRYN INFANTS' SCHOOL.-The school was ordered to be closed owing to the same cause; the attendance had dropped to 69 per cent. MISKIN INFANTS' SCHOOL. The committee instructed the Director to advertise for a trained certificated teacher at this school. APPLICATION FOR INCREASE OF SALARY.—A letter was read from Hy. John Davies, caretaker at Penrhiwoeiber Schools, for his salary to be reconsidered. —Dr. Morgan: On what grounds?—Rev. E. V. Tidman: "Increases of salary are in the air "-Mr. Evan Morris proposed that the matter be deferred till next meeting.—Rev. E. V. Tidman seconded, and this was agreed to. HALF HOLIDAYS.—Eight schools ap- plied for half-holidays under the school attendance returns.—Granted. TERMINATION OF ENGAGEMENT. —A long discussion took place on the oase of Miss M. A. Robinson, teacher at Caegarw Schools. Eventually it was pro- posed by Mr. Bruce Jones, and seconded by Mr. John Powell, that Miss Robinson be given notice to terminate her engage- ment. in accordance with the advice of the Clerk. PROSECUTIONS.—A list of sent in by the school attendance officer to be signed for prosecution was present- ed.—Mr. Evan Morris suggested that one case, where he knew the boy was evi- dently suffering' from blood poisoning, should be left out.—Mr. Bruce Jones pro- posed, and Mr. W. Griffiths seconded,' that the list be adhered to as sent in by the officer.-Agreed. THE BLIND BOY. An application had been received to pay the travelling expenses of Stanley Gregory.—The Clerk advised the committee to pay for educa- tion only, and necessary travelling ex- penses, and not for clothing.—Mr. John Powell proposed that J.5 be added annu- ally to the sum already granted, so Ion" as the grant was continued.—Mr. R. Par° sons seconded.—Agreed. ANOTHR INCREASE WANTED.—An application was received from Miss Sarah Edwards, a supplementary teacher at Abertaf School, for an increase of salary. Miss Powell gave Miss Edwards a splendid testimonial, and her work had also received commendation from His Majesty's Inspector—Mrs. Owen Jones supported the application.—Mr. John Powell opposed.—Granted. CLERICAL. Arrangements were made for appointing a, Director's Clerk in place of Mr. W. J. Griffiths, who in- tends accepting a clerkship in Mr. D. T. Evans's Office.
The Aberdare Education Committee decided at their last meeting to allow some lecturer to steal a slice of the prec- ious time of the schools to deliver a lec- ture on the evils of smoking. Methinks it would be far more practical if all the members were to become non-smokers, thereby setting a good example to the youthful worshippers of Nicotine. Rhaid cael genau glan i oganu was a proverb used by Councillor Tom Lewis at the meeting in question. Quite true, and the censure on the smoker, whether young or old, should come from smokeleea lips.
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Cwm, Drink BOWEN'S IZONA (regd.), the Best Winter Drink. CONCE,RT.t concert was held at Gobaith-y-Cvfm Mission Hall on Thurs- day evening. The chair was occupied by Inspector John Thomas, Gadlys, and there was a good attendance. The Eben- ezer Juvenile Orchestra, under the con- ductorship of Mr. W. E. Thomas, were in attendance, and rendered some inter- esting items during the evening. Reci- tations were given by the following: Master Thomas Evans, The Squirrel Miss Blodwen Holmes, "Mv Shadow"; Miss Pagent, "The Children's Hospi- tal"; the Chairman, "The Signal Man's Story"; Mr. Morris Morgan, Miss Ann Morgan, and Miss Humphreys. Master Samuel Williams gave A Boy's Ser- mon." Miss Jones recited a Trust În God and do the right," and the Chair- man, Man the Life-boat." The Cwm Band of Hope, under the conductorship of Mr. John Lewis Thomas, sang several hymn-tunes in an. excellent manner. A quartette was also given by Mr. John Lewis Thomas and friends. At the close Mr W. E. Thomas complimented the members of the Mission Hall on the good movements that they were introducing. Mr. Richard Evans, Llwynhelyg Farm, proposed a vote of thanks to all who had taken part during the evening. Mrs. Shepperd, Aberdare, seconded, and the vote was carried with acclammation.
Cwmbach. Drink BOWELS IZONA (regd.). Ask for it. Sold everywhere. WEDDING.—On Saturday, at the Re- gistry Office, Mr. Gomer Thomas, 6, Ynyscynon-terrace, was married to Miss Mary Anne Potter, 6, Timothy-row. Mr. Thomas is the son of Mr Howell Thomas, engineman at the Werfa Colliery, and his wife is the oldest daughter of Mr-- John Potter, Cwmbach.
Mountain Ash. LINSEED COMPOUND' for Coughs and Colds Of proven efficacy. Of chemists. NAZARETH ENGLISH BAPTIST CHURCH.—On Sunday evening last the pastor, Rev. Ernest Tidman, A.T.S., de- livered the monthly sermon to young men and women. The attendance was very large, and it wa.s an exceptionally promising feature to see the galleries filled with youths and maidens and to hear the hearty singing of well-known hymns. The subject was one of a series on the parable of the Prodigal Son, and was entitled, "Nails gone, marks left," the text being Luke 15, 21, 22. After pointing out that the outstanding lesson of this sweet parable of the Master was the wealth of Divine forgiveness which God lavished on a sinner returning to the path of virtue, the preacher said that the future could never be what it might have been, because of his sin. Something was lost and irrecoverable; much was forfeited; scars had been made on his moral and physical nature which would always remain. Life was a series of ex- periences which could not be disconnect- ed, and the future would be handicapped because of the past. Divine grace would heal the wounds, but the scars would remain. This was the first lesson, which was impressively forced home by telling quotations from Bible history and from such authors as Ruskin, Caird, and George Elliott. The sermon, which was listened to very reverently, concluded with instances from ancient and modern biography in which God had wonderfully owned lives which had had a previous ac- quaintance with the destructive forces of sin, though as the preacher pointed out these lives would have been even more wonderfully owned of God had they never known the blighting, scarring effects of transgression. It was never true that evil is good in the making," that "a man must sow his wild oats," that "the biggest saints are made from the greatest sinners," as was often erroneously and mischievously taught.
Penrhiwceiber. FOGS AND COLD WEATHER are completely baffled by Tom Davies' over- coats. Newest patterns and styles; a real clipper to measure. Commercial- street, Mountain Ash. CARMEL.—The pulpit of the above place of worship will be occupied next Sunday by the Rev. Samuel Williams, pastor-elect. The rev. gentleman has not commenced his duties at present, but will preach nt each service next Sunday. PERSONAL.—We regret to announce that the sister of Mr. T. Jones, Chairman of the District Council, died last Tues- day. The deceased lady resided at Black- wood. We feel sure the sympathy of the whole district will be extended to Mr. Jones in his bereavement. CONSERVATIVE CLUB. -,At the above club last Tuesday night a, grand smoking concert was held. Mr. W. Griffiths (Ferndale) addressed the mem- bers on current politics. Mr F. W. Bell, M.E., presided over a large company. The following contributed to a capital programme of music:—Mr Arthur Evans (Treharris) was the specially engaged comedian, and the Australian Trouba- dours (Cardiff) also entertained the com- pany. Mr. John Thomas (Eos Glass- brook) also sang several songs. Mr. Joseph Ward was a capable accompanist.
NO TEA LIKE 'Quaker' Tea OF ALL GROCERS.
Billiards. A friendly billiard match between the Owmarnan Institute and the Aberdare Conservative Club took place on Monday evening on the tables of the latter club, Cwmaman are a warm lot, and were fair- ly confident of victory. In the early part of the evening they held a good ad- vantage, but when Tom Thomas went to the table he fairly swamped his man (who only reached 82), and placed his team beyond the reach of defeat. The game between Ernie Jones and Edwards was remarkably close until 180 was reached by both players, when the Cwm- aman man went away and wanted two for game. His opponent crept up quiet- ly, and eventually won by two points Scures: Aberdare: Evan Jones, 200; Dai Wil- liams, 166; Alf Ashman, 200; Dan Lewis, onn' T,0111 vmas' Bob Goombes, 200; Ernie Jones, 200; Fred Jones, 200; total, 1,491. Cwmaman: Jack Rees, 186; Dan Ieh aac, 200; Dr. Thomas, 174; Gomer Phil. lips, 200; Harry Griffiths, 82; R. D. Jones, 195; W. Edwards, 198; H. San- ders, 126; total, 1,361. Aberdare won by 130 points. JLast week Tom Thomas (Snip), who is a" playing a fine game, put on a H1^ i + r!i ,87 ('ou tJie Constitu- tional table) without the semblance of a fluke. Among his other many accom- plishments, Tom is a soccer half of no TW J.rder' but °ld Plavmates-the i, ^1. cann°t induce him to turn out this season. Why?
Penrhiwceiber Potions. BY "PENWIPER." Whatever is the meaning of that high wall in course of erection round the Pen- rikyber Colliery? A local wag informs me that the idea is to prevent anyone stealing the pit frame. Someone else informs me that the 8 feet wall is a pre- caution against non-unionism. Only one entrance and one exit, and there will be no sneaking to get into work without a oadge. The idea is not exactly patented, imitate^ C r^e'3 carL come along and Motor cars, like flying machines, and Nixon s dust, are in the air. I have it on the best authority that the advent of two fine new cars is very near. I can think of nothing else but an automobile club being formed at Penrhiwceiber. The cç would make a fine garage. Wild horses would never drag from me the name of the police officer from Aber- gynon who was sent on relief duty to Penrhiwceiber. After being shown round i ^erything was in first class order. But his report next morning con- tained the information that a gasometer was missing. Rather a small article to go astray, but the vigilant limb of the law" was not aware that gasometer empty themselves sometimes. 11_; '1
t )4: 1'" -,ó "J¡' ;x'K A }z, Jml\' "Nothing succeeds like success." The success of Mrs. Clara E. Slate^ visit has kept her hero so long, and p will again attend at the MONDAY, NOV. 25th, ROYAL PERANCE HOTEL, ABERDARE- TAi TUESDAY, NOV. 26th, VICTOR CAFE, VICTORIA STREET, THYR TYDFIL. tT WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27, CORY HAW' CARDIFF. THURSDAY, NOV. 28th. 13, STREET, ABERTILLERY. FRIDAY, NOV. 29th, MRS. LEWIS, HIGH STREET, BARGOED. SATURDAY, NOV. 30th, MRS- THE COTTAGE, GAS ROAD,PONx1 PRIDD. SVins Clara E. Slate" (OF SOUTHPOPT). Largest Belt-Makeim in Enslalt j (Late Maker to the Patients of the U0. don Hospital, City of London infirnlary, | Soho Hospital for Women; also to f Patients of the late Sir MorreU McKenzie), She has gained experience in AMElilí FRANCE, and GERMANY, and is use pursuing her mission, against the of inward instruments, which are a,i,ey quent source of danger, causing as to a do ulceration, tumour, and cancer uti. large degree, thus necessitating ft, j dreds of unnecessary OPERATIC-1 • See what wearers say. ^0gt I That Mrs. Slater's visit has been j successful is abundantly shown by j numerous messages of good-will fi ] received from many people who g-t derived benefit from her advice. °:s& j messages are couched in most P reee 1 worthy terms, and some of them eS^oji0 the hope that Mrs. Slater will be spared to continue her noble work °,ILuy half of women. Mrs. Slator resp^Ljty begs to avail herself of this opport13.^ of thanking her many well-wishers Cwmfeiin, Penderyn, Aberaman, T j^yd' tain Ash, Cwmdare, Abergwynfi, lgcb-< coed, Aberdare, Cwmaman, #0 t' Abersychan, Penrhiwceiber, who .a,rfajly < numerous to be approached individ^j'g It will be remembered that Mrs. original intention was to visit ^e £ rre»t J trict for one month only, but the ?ered patronage conferred on her has reD vjgit it necessary for her to prolong ^er-ug to till now, which must close soon °^-1 gug' prior engagements in the North 0 vjug land. Therefore, any sufferers to see her should do so next M°od^' j any week may be lier last in Aberda j RUPTURES, WOMEN'S WEAKNESSES CURED j OPERATIONS OR INWARD I>»'1 MENTS. re. Stout Ladies! The Compress ducea the measurements 4 to 8 mc FOR FURTHER PARTICULARS MRS. SLATER AT ONCE. S. ¡ ALL ADVICE FREE. NOTE AD:DB ? HOURS: 2 to 5 Sharp. PRINTING of every descrip all PRINTING of every description and promptly executed at the U aloft Office, Market-street, Aberdare, a moderate prices. J Printe(i and Published at their ]?ri"titig Printed and Published at their Works, Market Buildings, 0f Street, Aberdare, in the Conn Glamorgan, by the proprietorø. f; Pugh and J. L. Rowlands- I
ant into the Inn. He did not see the de- fendant come out. On October 30th he again, in company with P.C. Thomas, kept the place under observation. De- fendant entered at 1.10, and a crowd fol- lowed him in. In company with In- spector Davies and P.C. Jones they en- tered under a warrant. In the smoke- room he saw defendant and another man reading the Sporting Chronicle." In- spector Davies told Nuttycombe he had a warrant for his arrest for using, the room for betting purposes. Nuttycombe re- plied: Nothing of the kind." A dozen persons then came to the room, but when they saw the police they returned. Eight or nine persons went straight out of the hotel, and three went in the bar-room. Witness went to the tap room, where he met Wm. Llewelyn, who held a slip in his right hand and 5s. in his left. Wit- ness took the slip from Llewelyn. An- drew Baker was also in the room. He had a slip, which witness took. Inspec- tor Davies, Nuttycombe, and P.C. Jones then came into the room where witness was. Witness then told Inspector Davies that Llewelyn had said that he wanted to give the slip to Nuttycombe. Inspec- tor Davies then left the room. Nutty- combe, who was standing near the fire, threw a handful of slips into the fire. Witness then "dived with his hand into the flames, and saved one slip." Nutty- combe, Llewelyn, and Baker were then taken to the Police Station, where the warrant was read out to them. Llew- elvn said he picked up the slips on the road. Baker sa^d: I won't say any- thing about it. I won't say a b—— lie." P.C. R. Thomas said he knew Nutty- combe. He was a. milk-vendor and book- maker. He corroborated the evidence of P.S. Clynch. P.C. Francis Jones further corrobor- ated. Inspector Davies related the raid winch took place on the 30th. He searched Nuttycombe at the Police Station, and found in his possession £ .3 in gold, £ 1 16s. 3d. in silver, and 8d. in coppers, also a note-book, from which leaves had been torn out. Inspector Davies added that the landlord was in the room when the arrest took place, but he never asked why the arrest was being made. Defendant was then committed for trial at the Quarter Sessions, bail being allowed, himself in a sum of £100, and two sureties of X50 each. CHARGE AGAINST THE LANDLORD. There was a charge against the land- lord of the Mountain Ash Inn in connec- tion with the above case. This was ad- journed sine die, pending the hearing of the other case at the Quarter Sessions.