Aberdare Police Court. TUESDAY.—Before Sir T. M. Williams, Messrs. D. P. Davies, D. W. Jones, Dr. Davies, and Dr. Jones. TENANCY.—Morgan Bevan sought an order to eject Benjamin Lloyd, Hirwain. —Granted. A DREAD ALTERNATIVE. Ellen Goodwin was charged at the instance of P.C. Walsh with being drunk in Oak- street, Aberdare.—Defendant: It is all lies. I was quite sober. The neighbours are jealous of me.—The woman expressed her willingness to go back to her mother, but the Stipendiary decreed that she should go to Cardiff for 6 months, unless the necessary sureties were forthcoming. She was fined 10s. and costs for this offence. AMID TITENdRCLING GLOOM.—T. Griffith Evans was accused of driving without light.—P.C. Simpkins gave evi- dence.—Defendant explained that he was leading the horse.—Dismissed on pay- ment of costs. THAT ABSCONDING BOY AGAIN.- Charles James, Hirwain, was charged on the instance of P.C. Williams with leav- ing his horse unattended outside the King's Head, Aberaman.—Defendant said that he had left a boy in charge, and had paid him 2d.—Stipendiary: It was a public-house. That's where you always stop. 10s. and costs. MAINTENANCE.—Thos. Roger Evans, Aberdare, was ordered to pay 4s. to- wards the maintenance of his parent chargeable to the Merthyr Guardians. FARMER. BUTCHER, AND COW. EXPOSING UNFIT MEAT. Hopkin Hopkins, Gelli Uchaf, Llwyd- coed, and Mrs. Evans, butcher, Aberdare, ■were charged with exposing for sale meat unfit for human food.—Col. Phillips, on behalf of the District Council, prose- cuted. Mr. Leyson, Neath, appeared for Hopkins, and Mr. C. Kenshole for Mrs. Evans.—S. James, certificated sanitary inspector under the Aberdare District Council, stated that he visited Mrs. Evans' shop in Duke-street. Asked if she had had a cow from Hopkins, Llwydcoed, she replied, a Yes, what about itF" She denied having any of the meat then, and said that she had boiled it down to make faggots. All the faggots, she said, had been sold. Witness remarked that it was strange that she should boil the best parts, whereupon Mrs. Evans said she still had the head and heart, and pointed them out to him. Afterwards she stated that she had more of the meat, and showed him some in an adjoining room. It was flabby, dark, bruised, and issued an offensive smell. In his opinion it was unfit for human food, and he seized it. He asked Dr. D. Davies to inspect the meat. The Doctor gave him an order to have the meat destroyed. In the after- noon witness, in company with Inspector Nott, visited Hopkins at Llwydcoed. He admitted having sold a cow to Mrs. Evans. He declared that he had not re- ceived money from Mrs. Evans. He de- nied having any of the meat in his pos- session then. Later he admitted having kept a leg, which was then buried. Wit- ness visited the burial place, and found a leg bone there. Asked if he had pro- cured beer from a certain inn, witness admitted it. Stipendiary: Is beer a medicine for a cow ? I know it is for a human being. (Laughter.)—Col. Phillips 1 know they give whisky to horses.—Sti- pendiary As a stimulant, I suppose.— Cross-examined by Mr. Kenshole, the In- spector said that the carcase was in a building separate from the shop. It was the hind quarter and the loin only that he complained of. He understood Mrs. Evans to say that she had boiled the whole carcase. He believed that the portion of the carcase which he saw was intended for sale because the sausages were on the same table. He could not say that the other portion was not whole- sc,me.-Dr. D. Davies said that on the day in question he accompanied the In- spector to Mrs. Evans' shop. He saw the hind quarter minus the leg. He con- sidered it quite unfit for human food. It did not appear to hfve been properly blt,d.-Evan Walters, Cwmdare, said that he sold a. cow to Hopkins on Saturday, October 19th. It had come from Ire- land, and had arrived in Aberdare on Thursday, the 17th. It bad calved in the train on that date. As far as he could say, it was a good healthy cow.—William Harris, 62, Gloster-street, a butcher, tes- tified that on October 22nd he was in the employ of Mrs. Evans, and was sent to H. Hopkins' to kill a cow. He had with him an assistant, whom he did not know. He saw Hopkins there. The cow was lying down with the right off leg broken. There was nothing else the matter with her. He stunned her, bled her, and dressed the carcase. He left the tail and the skirting at a public- house because the basket was broken. He did not tell Mrs. Evans that.—Questioned further, this witness said that he had a conversation with Mrs. Evans about the matter.—Mr. Kenshole: Perhaps you had too much drink at the public-house?— Witness: No, only normal (laughter).— Questioned further, witness held that there was nothing wrong with the cow except that its leg was broken.—Thomas Barnes said that on October 24th he went to Gelli Uchaf, Llwydcoed. He quar- tered the carcase of the cow. He left the broken leg behind, and told Mrs. Evans so. He could not detect anything wrong with the carcase. Witness had a portion of the meat himself as part payment, and it was all right.—Dr. M. J. Rees, medi- cal officer of the Aberdare District Coun- cil, agreed with Dr. Davies that the meat was totally unfit for human food. He saw it on the Sunday morning.—Recalled by the Stipendiary, Barnes said that he had been paid 281. for killing the cow, and also received 7lbs. of meat.—Mr. Leyson contended that there had been no sale or exposure on the part of his client. There was no suggestion of partnership) between Hopkins and Mrs. Evans regard- ing the niatt,-r.-The Stipendiary at this juncture observed that although Hopkins might be morally responsible, no legal responsibility rested on him, and the charge against him would be withdrawn. —Addressing the Bench on behalf of Mrs. Evans, Mr. Kensihole explained that Hop- kins had first consulted other butchers in the town with the view of trying to ,effect a sale.—The Stipendiary held that the fact that the meat was kept on the premises proved that there was an ex- posure for sale.—Mr. Kenshole held that the meat was put in the place indicated in order that Mr. Hopkins might see for himself when he arrived. Mr. Kenshole stated further that his client was a most in order that Mr. Hopkins might see for himself when he arrived. Mr. Kenshole stated further that his client was a most respectable person, and had been in business for many years.-Stipendiary: I I grant that, but it does not weigh with me. I am going by the facts of the case. -T. James, cattle dealer, said that Hop- kins asked him to purchase a cow which had broken Its leg. It was represented to him to be a good fat cow. He de- clined to take it because he did not re- quire it. He recommended Hopkins to try Mrs. Evans. A leg which had been broken for a few days must have affected the whole body.—Stipendiary: That was why you did not care to buy it?—No, but I would want to see it first. By Col. Phillips: Hopkins told him nothing about the calf.—Mrs. Evans said she car- ried on a business in Duke-street. Hop- kins came to her, and asked her if she ] would like to buy a good fat cow. Hop- kins told her that the cow had 'broken its leg. She saw the carcase, minus the leg, which had been left behind. She could see that the loin was bruised, and placed it in the shed.—Stipendiary: That is the place where you make faggots?—Yes.— Mrs. Evans said that the other portion was taken to the shop. It was not her intention to sell any of the bruised part. When the meat was seen by Inspector James it was decomposed. She kept it for Hopkins to see it. She covered it to preserve it from rats. This was her first transaction with Hopkins.—Stipen- diary Why did you not send for Hop- kins ?—Because I used to see him every day.—Col. Phillips: Why not send it back ?—Mrs. Evans That's where the case comes in. (Laughter.)—Stipendiary: Are you in the habit of buying cows with broken legs ?—No.—Do you think it was right to omit to examine the animal be- fore sending the slaughter man up?-I don't think so now.—The Stipendiary said that it was a serious case. Hopkins was morally responsible. He ought not to have sold a cow with a broken leg. Mrs. Evans bought the animal without prev- ious inspection. Some of the meat had been reduced to sausages, and there were sausages near where the bad meat was found. It was a clear case of exposure, and Mrs. Evans would be fined £10 and costs. STONING A SCHOOL TEACHER. Edwin Evans, 9, Lewis-street, Aber- aman, was charged with assaulting Levi Jones, a teacher, formerly at Blaen- gwawr Schools, Aberaman.—Col. Phillips appeared to prosecute. He explained that the Education Committee had decided to take action after having heard the Schools Superintendent's report. The boy was accompanied by his mother, and some laughter was caused by the Stipen- diary asking her if she was preparing the boy to be a student at Aberystwyth College.—Levi Jones said that on October 8th he was engaged at the Blaengwawr Schools. The boy disobeyed his orders, and he gave him a slap on each hand. The boy disobeyed further, and witness reported him to the headmaster. While on his way home in Cardiff-road witness saw the boy with a number of other boys and some women. The lad aimed a stone at his head. He threw another stone at witness, and struck him. Thereupon John Thomas, another teacher, ran after the boy. The only thing witness had done was to report the boy to the head- master for insubordination.—The mother of the boy held that he was marked all over when he arrived home from school. Stipendiary: I don't believe that, but assuming it was true, he had no right to throw stones.—John Thomas, certificated teacher, said that his attention was at- tracted by stones being thrown. He chased the boy, who, when caught, said that he was not throwing the stones at witness. The bey seemed about to desist from stone-throwing, but some women came on the scene, and goaded him on. He saw the lad strike Levi Jones twice.— The Stipendiary said it was a very bad offence, and hoped that such actions were not common in the town. Whether the person was a schoolmaster or a working man it was absolutely disgraceful that any one walking the road should be as- saile4 in that manner. Probably the boy was spoilt by his mother. He had been punished at school, and that was the only place where he had ever been punished. Taking into consideration his age he would only inflict a fine of 10s. and costs.—The Mother: The schoolmaster ought to pay that. Stipendiary: The schoolmaster only did his duty. A BRICKWORKS BRAWL. Violet Maud Williams, North View-terrace, Aberaman, was charged with assaulting Sarah Jane Evans. The row took place in the brickworks. Complainant said that defendant had called her a b- cow several times over, and struck her.- Defendant held that complainant had struck her.-Sarah Jane John and John Warner. gave evidence for complainant. The latter said that he saw Miss Wil- liams strike complainant.—Stipendiary: And then you ran away for your life? (Laughter.)—Defendant said that her op- ponent called her a. b prostitute and bit her hand.—Defendant, who was fined 40s. and costs, left the court in tears. ADMITTED PATERNITY .—Catherine Rogers, Aberdare, who was formerly in service in Glyn-Neath, summoned Ran- dolph Macalpine, Pontneathvaughan, to show cause—Mr. W. Thomas prosecuted. —Defendant was a coachman, and is now a collier. Mr. Thomas said that defend- ant had in his office- admitted the paterni- ty.—An order of 3s 6d. per week was made. NEVER STRUCK A CHILD. Mrs. Gardner, 26, Wellington-street, Roberts- town, was summoned for assaulting Sarah May Morris, a little girl.—Mr. W. Thomas defended.—The girl denied hav- ing peeped into Mrs. Gardner's house, or provoked the latter to strike her.—Mrs. Edith Walker said that the girl was struck in the face by Mrs. Gardner. The latter also called witness a sneaking bitch.—Mrs. Gardner said that she had ordered the girl away when she was pry- ing into her house. She did not strike the girl. She had been 27 years in Aber- dare, and had never struck a child.—De- fendant was bound over to keep the peace. MOTHER'S SENSATIONAL ALLEGA- TION.—Mr. W. Kenshole made an appli- cation to vary a maintenance order ob- tained by Mrs. Kedward, of Aberaman, against her husband in that court.—Mrs. Kedward appeared in court veiled and sporting an elegant hat, and wore rings on the fingers of both hands.—Mrs. Eliz. Maident, said she was the wife of Wm. Maident, labourer. Her son brought Mrs. Kedward to pay a visit to her house in Abergavenny in 1903. From then on she came frequently. In April, 1905, her son was injured and returned home to Abergavenny. Mrs. Kedward came over to see him. A letter in Mrs. Kedward's handwriting came into her house. It was the one produced in court. In pursu- ance to that letter Mrs. Kedward came and stayed with them. One night she watched her son and Mrs. Kedward through a hole in the partition. Her son was in a nude condition washing himself. Eventually she saw him having connec- tion with her on the couch. When she spoke to Mrs. Kedward she indignantly denied the offence. The son said nothing, and Mrs. Kedward was indignant with him because he did not defend her.—The case was adjourned to produce fresh evi- dence. AN UNLUCKY CONTRACT.—Thomas Jones, Ystrad, a contractor, was charged with persistent cruelty towards his wife. —Mr. W. Kenshole appeared for com- plainant, and Mr. G. T. Davies for the defence.—Margt. Jane Jones said that she married defendant in 1904. Until the beginning of this year things went on fairly well. An advt. had been issued stating that he was not responsible for his wife's debts. Things went from bad to worse. About a month ago he pushed her out of bed and she sat in the chair all night. One day recently he came home in a great rage. He accused her of taking away some money, and he struck her on the arm and bosom, knock- ed her down and then kicked her on the floor. She commenced screaming and he said that if she would not stop her noise lie would pour some boiling soup on her. -By Mr. Davies: She did not jump at him or spit at him. She was in fear of I her life through the action of her hus- band and his sons.—Dr. Finney said he examined Mrs. Jones, and found bruises on the arm, breast, shoulder, and leg. Considerable violence must have been used. The bruises might have been caused by falling, but by more than one fall.—An order of 12s. 6d. was suggested by the Stipendiary.—Mr. Davies: His net earnings do not exceed 5s. per day. He has taken some bad contracts.—Stipen- diaTy: The worst contract he made was to marry her.—Eventually an order of 12s. per week was agreed to. LILY'S FA VOURITB.-The following were penalised for neglecting the educa- tion of their children: —Arthur Howells, Cwmaman; Geo. Hollister, Evan Thomas, Evan Williams, Elizabeth Price, James Delaney, Wm. Thomas, and Benjamin Lloyd.—Mrs. Howells said that her son had been to Ilfracombe, and was better now. One mother said that she had three babies, to nurse. a Which is Lily's favourite?" asked the Stipendiary, Lily being the school absentee. DRUNK. Noah Roderick, Capooch, fined 15s. and costs. IN A MILITANT MOOD. Jeremiah Fclev, of Mountain Ash, according to P.C. Barnes, offered to fight any b- Welshman. His challenge not being in- stantly accepted, he went and struck a man in the street, and afterwards struck the constable on the jaw, and kicked him in the back.—Foley declared that half the constable's story was untrue, and the Stipendiary asked which half.—Another constable corroborated. In frogmarching the defendant both policemen had been roughly treated. Foley was fined 10s. and costs for drunkenness, and got four months for the assault.
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Taff and Cynon Miners. The monthly meeting of the Taff and Cynon District of Miners was held on Tuesday at the Workmen's Institute, Mountain Ash. Councillor David Jones occupied the chair, and Mr. Enoch Wil- liams the vice-chair. There were also present Mr. Peter Gardner, district treasurer; Ald. Enoch Morrell, execu- tive representative, and Councillor J. Powell, district secretary. A donation of zM was voted towards the Emsworth workmen, and satisfaction was expressed that the prolonged dispute had at last been settled. THE MISKIN DISPUTE.—The Secre- tary reported that the dispute which existed at the Miskin Colliery a month ago had been satisfactorily adjusted. Aid. Prosser had agreed that in future he would charge for house coal only that which he was entitled to according to the price list. Labour Candidate.—The result of the ballot for a Labour Candidate for East Glamorgan Constituency (Sir Alfred Thomas' seat) was declared, Mr. Evan Thomas, miners' agent, having had the largest number of votes. The other can- didate was Mr. Thomas Andrews, Tre- harris. The defeated candidate had in- structed the Treharris delegate to urge all to loyally abide by the decision, and that when the time of election came to do their utmost to return the Labour Candidate. Disputes.—It was reported that several disputes of a minor character had been satisfactorily arranged during the month. The Treharris delegate complained of the serious delay in arriving at a settlement in regard to the Treharris Colliery price list. Show Cards.—It was resolved to have show cards next month in accordance with the resolution of the Central. Every effort will be made to keep up the mem- bership to the present ihigh standard. Another Ballot.—It was decided to take another ballot as to whether the District will appoint an agent for the Taff and Cynon District. A similar ballot was taken two years ago, when a majority decided to remain as they were, with a secretary and assistant secretary. FINANCES.—The contributions for the day amounted to 6e259 16s. 9d. Cash receivers, Mr. John Gardner, Deep Duffryn, and Mr. John Price, Treharris. —Mr. Peter Gardner, the treasurer, pre- sented a very favourable, report, in the course of which it was stated that the total value of the District funds now ex- ceeded £ 8,000. (Applause.) Congratulation.—The Chairman, Mr. David Jones, was heartily congratulated upon his election as a member of the Merthyr Borough Council.
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Football. I • BY "SPECTATOR." The following team has been selected to represent Aberdare against the 2nd Wilts Regiment on Saturday:-Goal, Brownhill; full-backs, Alf. Goodwin and Joe Lewis; half-backs, Aitken, Fred Griffiths, and Shields; forwards, Yank Powell, Jack Rooke, Smith, Tom D. Jones (capt.), and Joe HolLand. O -0- On Thursday last the local mid-week champions journeyed to Swansea. The homesters had out a strong eleven, in- cluding two Swansea town men and a player of some note from Morriston. In the first half the teams were evenly matched, Sexton opening the scoring for Aberdare, while the home inside left, after a brilliant run, equalised matters. In the second half the Darians proved the stronger team, Cliff Brain adding two goals. The play of the Swansea men was extremely rough, several of the Dare boys still feeling the effects. Alf Picker- ing, Struthers, Cliff Brain, Tom Price, and Rees James played splendidly. Jaynes in goal stopped several nasty shots. <!> <■> O On Thursday (to-day) Merthyr will be visited. The following eleven will repre- sent the Tursdays:—Goal, Fred Jaynes; full-backs, Alf Pickering (capt.) and Spencer Evans; half backs, Ber- nie Lewis, Fred Bassett, and Cliff Brain; forwards, Tom Price, D. Hughes, Llew John, Rees Thomas, and Struthers. Reserves: D. E. Davies and Sixton. The referee of the Cwmaman Corinth- ians v. Jubilee Rovers match on Nov. 16th writes to say that the score was one goal each, and that J. Lambe scored for the Rovers and Evans for Cwmaman.—A correspondent contradicts the report of the Gadlys Stars Reserves v. Aberaman C.L.B. in our last issue. He contends that the final score was 3 goals each. -<?><•><?> Aberaman C.L.B. and Jubilee Rovers played a match on Saturday. The C.L.B.-ites were victorious by three goals to nil. Gardner, W. Davies, and W. Aberaman C.L.B. and Jubilee Rovers played a match on Saturday. The C.L.B.-ites were victorious by three goals to nil. Gardner, W. Davies, and W. <s> <■> <■> Owen scored. J Cwmaman Excels, v. Cwmaman Globe dangers at Cwmaman. Referee, Mr. J. Jones. Result a pointless draw.
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VISIT TO A GLYN-NEATH COLLIERY Sir,—On the 18th inst. a number of the members of the Aberdare Mining Class, with their teacher, Mr. William Davie, Aberdare, paid a visit to the Aberper- gwm Colliery, Glyn-Neath. By kind per- mission of Mr. R. Howells, the manager, we were allowed to inspect the mines. We reached the colliery about 10.30 a.m. On arriving we were met by the over- man, Mr. Timothy Howells, as a deputy to the manager. He ordered the lamp- man to bring out lamps. After every one had his lamp examined, we proceeded to- wards the drift, which is down about 500 yards, and dipping 12 to 14 inches in the yard. On our way down we turned off the drift to a seam called the 18-feet. Here we saw what the Welshman would call "gwlad o lo." Such seam is worked by the pillar and stall system. Each stall carries 7 to 8 yards in width, leaving a pillar of 10 to 13 yards between such pil- lars, which is worked back after the road is finished. After inspecting many of the place, we returned to the surface, where we were met by Mr David Thomas, under-manager of another level which is under the same management. We were conducted by him along the side of the mountain to inspect the level which was under his care, but first of all he took us to inspect a Suction Gas Plant. This engine works a small dynamo, and the electricity is conveyed through a cable into the level to work a coal cutter. The coal cutter came under our notice as a hard coal cutting machine. The machine works in a seam which is called the yard. It cuts under 4ft. 6in., and travels on be- tween 80 and 90 yards a shift. After we had inspected many of the places we again came to the surface. At the Lamb and Flag Hotel we partook of a hearty meal. Great thanks is due to Mr. Wm. Davies for arranging with Mr. R. Howells for the inspection. AP MORGAN.
A Quiet Wedding. MORRIS—THOMAS. At the early hour of 8.30 a.m. on Sun- day last a quiet but pretty nuptial cere- mony was performed at Calfaria Baptist Clhapel, Aberdare, the officiating minis- ter being the Rev. James Griffiths, pastor of Calfaria. The bridegroom was Mr. Willie R. Morris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Morris, 20, Commercial-street, and brother to Mr. Emlyn F. Morris, hatter and hosier, of the same address. The bride was Miss Lizzie Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rees Thomas, Iron Bridge Hotel. Several friends of the bride and bridegroom were present at the interesting function. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. T. M. Thomas. The bridegroom's brother, Mr. Emlyn F. Morris, acted the role of best man. The bride was beautifully attired in a dress of champagne colour cloth, trimmed with blue silk, and a hat to match, and also wore a white feather boa. Miss Jessie Thomas, the bride's sister, and who acted as bridesmaid, was dressed in a wine colour costume with hat to match, and also wore a white feather boa. After the marriage cere- mony the bridal party repaired to the bride's parents' home, where the wedding breakfast was served. Profuse congratu- lations were here showered on the wedd- ed pair, and felicitous wishes for a happy future were very freely expressed. Among the guests were, in addition to the bride and bridegroom, the best man and the bridesmaid, the following:-Rev. James Griffiths, Mr. G. G. Jones, regis- trar; Mr. and Mrs. Rd. Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Rees Thomas, Messrs. T. M. and R. Thomas, Messrs. W. Rees and Walter Rees, Lewis Griffiths, Bob Walters, David Howells, W. R. Davies. The united pair left by the 11.25 T.V.R. train for Bath, en route to Bournemouth, the locale of the honeymoon. Many intimate friends gave them a hearty send-off. The bride's going-away dress was a wine colour cos- tume, with hat to match, and she also wore a set of stone martin furs. In the afternoon several members of the wed- ding party went for a drive to Penderyn. The wedding coaches were provided by Mr. Tom Dix. Appended is a list of p sents: .T I Bridegroom to bride, gold bangle and brooch. Bride to bridegroom, gold hoop ring. Bridegroom to bridesmaid, gold brooch. Bride's father, cheque. Bride's mother, 2 beds, household linen, and kitchen utensils. Bridegroom's parents, cheque. Mr. R. T. Jones, Merthyr, hand-painted fire screen. Mr. D. Evans, draper, Merthyr, counter- pane. Mr. Emlyn F. Morris, dresser. A Friend, toilet set. Mr W. C. Kinchley, Cardiff, silver break- fast cruet. Mr. and Mrs. Clement, silver butter dish. Mr. and Mrs. Whiting, salad bowl and silver butter dish. Messrs. Davies and Thomas, set of brass fire irons. Mrs. Phillips, Aberaman, brass kettle. Mr. and Mrs. Gibbs, smoking companion. ( Miss Rose Burge, ornamental mirror. Mr. and Mrs. Robertson, Aberdare, silver cruet. Mr. E. Williams, Abernant, silver jam and sugar stand. Mr W. Radcliffe, Denton, set of silver fish knives and forks, and carvers. Mrs. Howells, cheese stand. Mr. Bob Walters, carving knife and fork and steel. Mr. Ted Lacey, set of water jugs. Mr. and Mrs. A. Wilson, Aberdare, silver egg stand. Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Jones, set of fruit dishes. Mr. Thos. Lloyd, Aberdare, silver egg cruet. Mrs. Griffiths, Pantglas, biscuit bowl. Mr. R. E. Jones, Swansea, travelling trunk and silver-mounted umbrella. Mr. James Thomas, Brynawel, brass fire stand. Mr. James Baker, Aberdare, hot water jug, teapot, and stand. Mrs. A. Lewis, breakfast service. Miss Jessie Thomas, tea service. Mr. Willie Oliver, silver sugar stand. Mrs. England, Merthyr, set of jugs. Mrs. Thomas, Clydach Vale, copper kettle. Rock Brewery Co., silver sugar dredger. A Friend, set of bedroom ware. Mr. John Jackson, silver teapot, cream jug, and sugar basin. Mr. J. M. Thomas, silver water jug. Mr. Richard Wigley, silver cruet. Mr. D. Williams, Abernant-road, reading lamp. Mr. R. Thomas (inr.), dinner service. Messrs. Howell and Davies, assistants at 20, Commercial-street, mirror. Mr. Phillips, kitchen rug. Mr. Ben: Morris, Carmarthen Stores, Mountain Ash, pair of vases.
(Continued from Page 5.) Trecynon LINSEED COMPOUND," Trade Mark of Kay's Compound Essence of linseed for Coughs and Colds. INTERMENT.—On Monday, at the Aberdare Cemetery, the remains of Mr. Edward Davies, the victim of the recent accident at Nantmelyn, were laid to rest. Work was suspended at Nantmelyn Colliery to enable the men to attend the obsequies. The officiating ministers were the Revs. J. Grawys Jones, Trecynon, and E. Wern Williams, Hirwain.
Aberdare. Drink BOWEN'S IZONA (regd.), the Best Winter Drink. LANTERN LECTURE. On Monday evening, at Soar Vestry, Mr. Morgan John, Cwmbach, gave a lantern lecture on the Atrocities of the Congo." The chair was occupied by the Rev J. Tudor, B.A. A large audience listened attentive- ly to Mr. John's address. DRUID'S SOCIETY.—At a meeting of the above society, which is held at the Heathcock Inn, Mr. Nathaniel Phillips was enrolled a member. The usual charges were read by Bros..1. E. Davies, Cardiff-street, and D. J. Williams, John- street. Several young men have joined lately. BILLIARDS. The result of the autumn billiard handicap, 200 up, at the Liberal Club, was as follows:—1st, Mr. W. J. Harris, 50 behind scratch; 2nd, Mr. J. Daniel, 40 behind scratch; 3rd, Mr. F. Kenny, 250 behind scratch; 4th, Mr. A. Watkins, 160 behind scratch. There were 64 entries, and some very ex- citing ames were witnessed. In the final W, J. Harris beat J. Daniel by 4 points. I.L.P.—Mr. J. Phillips read a paper on Determinism before the members of the branch on Sunday evening. In the discussion at the close several members took part. Mr. Phillips was heartily thanked for his able paper.—On Monday evening a special branch meeting was held, under the presidency of Mr. W. Lawrence, assisted by the secretary, Mr. W. W. Price. Mr. John Davies, attend- ance officer, was selected as vice-chair- man of the branch. LITERARY SOCIETY. On Tuesday evening, under the auspices of the Liter- ary Society, Mr. David Davies (Eurfab) read a paper at Soar Vestry. fr. Davies took as his subject, Prydferthwch ac Arddunedd." The way in which he treated his subject was very interesting. Messrs. John Richards, Dd. Evans, and the chairman, the Rev. J. Tudor, B.A., spoke. Mr. Davies was thanked for his address. The Rev. Penry Evans, Porth, will deliver an address at Soar on Tues- day next, just before his departure for Scarborough. CHURCH LEAGUE.—On Monday, un- der the auspices of the above League, an entertainment was given at the Memor- ial Hall. Mr. T. Lloyd presided in his usual genial manner. The chief feature was an exhibition of lantern slides by Mr. F. Pardoe. In the absence of the ap- pointed lanternist, Mr. A. T. Jenkins, the manipulating of the lantern had to be done by Mr. Pardoe, while the Rev. W. H. Jones, B.A., had to take Mr. Pardoe's place on the platform. Mr. Jones' ex- temporaneous reading of Mr. Pardoe's notes added considerably to the gaiety of a pleasant evening. Excellent and in- teresting views of Minehead, Torquay, and Dartmouth illumined the screen, and some fine seascapes in the vicinity of Langland Bay had been taken by Mr. Pardoe with a very pleasing effect. Mr. T. E. Smith's gramaphone entertained the 'audience at intervals with some good (selections. Miss Churchill sang a solo, and Mr. Vincent gave an overture. A vote of thanks to the chairman was pro- posed by Mr. D. Thomas, seconded by Mrs. W. H. Tremellen. A vote of thanks to the contributors of the evening was proposed by Mr. Bradley Morris, second- ed by Mr. Pritchard, College-street.
Aberaman. Bradbury's and Jones' Sewing Machines are the Two Best English-Make for Dressmakers, Tailors, and Boot Repair- ers. Dealers: J. Bugler and Son, Cardili- road, Aberdare. Huge discount for cash. MISSIONARY MEETING.—The Rev. L. Ton Evans addressed a meeting on be- half of the Baptist Missionary Society at Ynyslwyd Vestry on Monday evening last. He explained the objects of the society in extending its operations to a new field of labour at Hayti, and urged all to give the movement their heartiest support. MARRIAGE.—At the Registrar's Office, Merthyr, on Tuesday morning last, in the presence of Mr. Geo. G. Jones, Registrar, Mr. Job John, third son of Mr. Benjamin John, of No. 342, Cardiff-road, for many years fireman at Aberaman Colliery, was married to Miss Mary Jane Bowen, eldest daughter of Mr. Thomas Bowen, also of Cardiff-road. The bride and bridegroom were accompanied by their respective fathers. Mr. Thomas James John and Miss Martha Jane Rees acted in the re- spective capacities of best man and bridesmaid. A very enjoyable breakfast was partaken of at the bride's home, and the felicitations of a large number of friends have been presented to the much, respected pair. SARON.-At the meeting of Saron Mutual Improvement Society on Monday evening last, Mr Henry Lloyd (Ab Hevin) delivered an interesting paper, entitled, My favourite poet," by request. The subject of his theme was Elfed, or, as he is more popularly known to English read- ers, the Rev. H .Elvet Lewis, of London. He took his opinion of his favourite bard from the five following standpoints: i,l) His metres; (2) his wealth of language; (3) his originality in composition; (4) his newness of ideas; and ,5) his composi- tions in the form of hymns. Miss Mary Phillips, George-street, gave an excellent rendering of the hymn, "Yr Arglwydd a, feddwl am danaf, Elfed's composition, Mr. William J. Phillips, Pleasant View, also recited a portion of one of Elfed's odes, entitled, Beth yw g,Yiriolledd?-" The Rev. H. P. Jenkins, president, warm- ly congratulated Mr. Lloyd upon his ex- cellent paper, and Mr. John Davies pro- posed a hearty vote of thanks to Mr. Lloyd, which was seconded by Mr. D. J. Phillips. Mr. David Griffiths (Dewi Aeron), Aberaman, and loan Arthur, Aberdare, followed with englynion in praise of Mr. Lloyd's paper.
Mountain Ash. Drink BOWEN'S IZONA (regd.), the Best Winter Drink. SUM IT UP in a few words, the best dressed man has the best chance; try a dressy suit made to measure at Tom, Davies, Commercial-street, Mountain I Ash. OBITUARY.—It is with regret we an- nounce the death of Mr. Thos. Edmunds, second son of the late Mr. Lewis Ed- munds. Mr. Edmunds had been ailing for some years, and succumbed last Tues- day morning at about 4 o'clock. The de- ceased, who had been residing with his mother, Mrs. John (Maes-yr-Onen), was a widower and leaves no children. We ex- tend our sympathy to the family, par- ticularly to Mrs. John, Mr. Morgan Ed- munds (brother), Mrs. Adam Clarke, and Mrs. D. W. Howell (sisters). PROVIDENCE.—The Young People's Christian Endeavour Society held a meet- ing at Providence Vestry last Thursday evening, when the Rev. T. Anthony de- livered an address on The two first Congregational Martyrs." The chair was taken by Mr. D. Price (president of the society). The lecture was pointed with many recollections of Congregation- al history, retracing back to 1556. A discussion ensued, and the following members took part, Messrs. J. Powell, H. Eynon, G. E. Edwards, and D. Price. The meeting was highly successful, and concluded with a vote of thanks to the lecturer and the chairman. BURNING FATALITY. An inquest was held last Saturday morning at the Police Station by Mr. R. J. Rhys (dis- trict coroner) concerning the death of Sybil Besant, daughter of Air, Jamee Besant, 18, Price-stret. Mrs. Besant, mother of the child, giving evidence, etated she left the child, who was only 14 months old, and couldn't walk, on the hearth rug. Her boy, a little older, was with her. Mrs. Davies, Woodland-street, drew her attention -to, the flames, and she rushed in and found the child's dress on fire. The rug was not burnt at all. Witness could not say how it was done; she had been away only a few minutes.— Mrs. Davies also gave evidence, after which the jury brought in a verdict of "Accidental death from burning." SMOKING CONCERT.—At the Royal Oak last Saturday evening a smoking concert was held to celebrate the depar- ture of Mr. T. Bromford, who is leaving for Australia this week. Mr. Clem Austin occupied the chair. Several of the members spoke feelingly on their friend's departure, expressing regret and assuring him of a hearty welcome should he return to his native town. Mr Brom- ford suitably responded. The following artistes added to a capital programme: Messrs. W. P. Reynish, M. Griffiths, W. Jones (Cwmbach), C. Evans, and Clem Austin.—An air rifle match took place previous to the concert between teams representing Cwmbach and Royal Oak. The scores were as follows -Royal Oak: C. Austin, 28; G. Austin, 31; Clem Austin, 29; W. Winters, 27; J. Card, 29; W. Workman, 29; G. Hale, 27; F. Hansford, 31; E. T. Howells, 31; W. Davies, 25; W. P. Reynish, 31; F. Stone, 27; total, 345. Cwmbach: J. Samuel, 27; D. Owen, 26; W. Owen, 22; A. Roach, 31; Q. Williams, 25; T. Edwards, 27; F. Allen, 26; J. Applegate, 30; R. Thomas, 26; W. Jenkins, 28: J. Williams, 25; J. Sperrey, 22; total, 315. ST. DAVID'S.—At the Parish Room last Monday, St. David's annual tea and concert took place. The tables were nice- ly decorated, and the following ladieu rendered valuable assistance: Mrs. Ed- wards (Bryn Cerdvn), Miss Eynon (Bryn Cerdyn), Mrs. Williams (Brynteg), Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Shanklin, Mrs. Shepherd, Mrs. Henry Evans, Mrs. Thos. Jones, Mrs. Edwin Bramwell, Mrs. F. Filer, Mrs. Margaret Morris, and Mrs. Jenkin Richards. In the evening the, following programme of music was performed, Dr. E. P. Evans, J.P., pr,esidng'Pianoforta solo, Mrs. Alfred Morgan; Tommy Filer, "Cymru fy ngwlad Mr. Evan Rich- ards, "Yr Ornest"; Mrs. Harries, "The Holy City" and" She stoops to con- quer"; Miss Chrssie Reynish, "Queen of the earth"; Mr. Jenkin Richards, Arwerthiant y Caethwas"; Mr. Tom Evans, Myfi sy'n magu'r baban Miss Emily Clarke, "O1! na chawn hwyl" and "Dim ond deilen"; Miss S. Jones, "O! tyred yn ol"; Miss Sarah M. Phillips, Why do summer roses fade duet, Messrs. T. Edwards and T. Evans, "Y ddau forwr Mr. Evan Richards, T'ori amod priodas dialogue, Miss S. Jones, Miss Philips, and Mr. Edward Morgan, Rhanu'r deisen party, Y nefol gor," conductor Mr. Joseph Edwards. Mrs: Alfred Morgan acted as accompan- ist. The Vicar in "yr hen iaitih" pro- posed a vote of thanks to the chairman, seconded by the Rev. A. W. Jones. Mrs. Harries then sang, a Hen wlad fy nhadau." The following gentlemen also rendered valuable assistance: Mears. Hy. Evans, Daniel Shepherd, Evan Richards, and Alfred Dudley. BENEFIT CONCERT.—A tea, party and concert was given at Ffrwd Chapel last Monday evening. The affair had been arranged to provide funds to aid Mr David Watts, Bailey-stret, Miskin, who has lost his sight. The superintendent was Mrs. Edwards, Lletty Ifor, and the secretaries Mrs. Jenkins and Mrs. Grif- fiths (Hillside.) The following ladies as- sisted at the tables: Mrs. Angel, Mrs. Adams, Miss Edwards (Tiletty Ifor), Miss Angel, Mrs. J. Phillips, Mrs. Wheeler, Miss Edith Phillips, Miss Morgan (Com- mercial-street), Mrs. Rd. Griffiths, Mrs. T. Griffiths, Miss Lizzie Parry, Miss M. A. Griffiths, Mrs. Evan James, Mrs. Lloyd Roberts, Mrs. Tom Lewis, Miss Polly Lewis. The tea brewing was man- aged by Mrs. Wm. Jones and Mrs. Watts. The hot water was attended to by Messrs. J. Ashford and W. Williams. The bread and butter was cut by Mrs. David Jones, Mrs. J. Ashford and Mrs. Daniel Parry. The janitors of the door were Messrs. Alf. Drinkwater, Ben Pros- ser, D. Parry, and W. S. Jenkins. The cake department was regulated by Messrs W. Evans, W. A. Jenkins, Jos. Griffiths, and Thomas Thomas (Lyle-street). The Rev. Fred Morgan was chairman of the concert. The accompanists were Messrs. Arthur Davies, A.R.C.M., and Emrys r Jones, L.C.M. The baton was wielded by Mr. Herbert Llewelyn, A.T.S.C. The fol- lowing are the items of the programme: Male V oice Party, Destruction of Gaza," and the part song, Home." Master C. Morgan sang "He was de- spised." Mrs. Breeze and party also sang a chorus. Recitations were given by Messrs. Einrys Hayden, D. J. Davies, D. J. Griffiths, and Miss Msggift Morgan. Songs were rendered by Messrs. Lewis Evans, J. M. Bennett, Albert Phillips, Daniel J. Evans, Richard Griffiths, Miss Parry, Mrs. Davies (Llinos Llwchwr); duet, Messrs. Lewis Evans and D. J. Evans.
Abercynon. 'LINSEED COMPOUND' for Coughs and Colds Of proven efficacy. Of chemists. PULPIT.—On Sunday last, at the Eng- lish Wesleyan Chapel, special Temper- ance sermons weref preached by Mr. Sedgwick, Hirwain. The Sunday School Scholars were addressed in the after- noon by Mr. Sedgwick. MEETING.—At the annual meeting of the Abercynon Lodge of the South Wales Miners Federation it was decided to ballot the colliery for the positions of chairman, treasurer, Federation secre- tary, and compensation secretary. All applicants are to be financial members of the Abercynon Lode. The ballot will take place on Monday next. SOCIAL TEA AND ENTERTAIN- MENT.—On Monday a social tea was held at the English Wesleyan Chapel. A large number attended. The tabfes were presided over by Miss Lily Howe, Miss G. Stone, Miss F. Maiden, and Miss Ada Villis, assisted by Mrs. Stone and Mrs. W. Maddox. The entertainment was composed as follows:—Selection on the gramaphone by Mr. Tarr; solo by Misa G. Stone; reading by Mr. Frank Pritch- ard; impromptu speech, prize divided be- tween Messrs. G. Stone and W. Osborne; duet by Messrs. J. Stone and J. Titley. The arrangements were carried out by Mr. W. Maddox, secretary, and Mr. F. Pritchard, superintendent. Miss Lily Howe presided at the organ.
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Mountain Ash District Council. On Tuesday, Mr. Thos. Jones, J.P., in the chair. There were also present:, Capt. F. N. Gray, J.P., Messrs. D. 5S Z' S-- D™' B-w. Griffiths, E. V. Tidman, J. Charles, ,T. W. Jones, W. Fen wick, E. Morris, J. P. Davies, J. Powell, Hugih Price, W. Davies, and R. Parsons, with Mr H. P. Linton (clerk), Mr. F. Stock (assistant clerk), and Mr. W. G. Thomas (surveyor). RATE COLLECTOR'S INCREASE IURTHER DISCUSSION.—Upon ? £ port of the Finance CommittS SSdHUt1?- T' W' Jones £ noticed that it was proposed, to da fa stfrjs tion when it was passed. He knew noth- ing of the proposed increase until a fort- ao'0> and it was unreasonable to ao so far back as Sept. 1st.—The observed that inasmuch as the Council had appointed Mr. D. T. Evans to do^khl increased work from that date, it Mr 7) r? he should he paid for it.— of °Piniou that the f each committee should pre- S f committee's reports and give such explanations as were necessary.—Mr W. fc>. Davies was m favour of some such system as this.-Mr. J. Po?ilT?aid h« m«rtb?trmW tta r;Sa £ lCom! mittee, but inasmuch as he was one whn had instructed that the work should be done m the collector's department thought it OH1.T l'ijfht tliaftl e rem™™ ation should start from the tw VLl work beetan Mr 'I1 w t the his 0 bjectioll to pay an increased salary three month, the Council had de- ciaeci upon the advance.—A vote wa« then taken, Messrs. J. p. Dav^f T W Jones, and Ei. V. Tidman voted against In +1fla7. commencing on Sept l«t Tnd all the other members in favour. NOTICES OF MOTION-Rev E. V. Tidman said he would give notice of motion to the whole qUe6tion of to'three'or°foue whol<s'C<«i' ifid not pmted'thaf h8 d11^it, ^blenTe- poirea tnat he had said that Mr TiVana Paid only 18s. and 5s. to hiTclX's S^me ^ORE INFORMATION WANTED. aTot of inte™^ Said tllat he wanted items in thA 1 regardlng various Griffith. We betto ESPS'r. fidman N°' Bpare ymri^rw;016 j;eP°rts' of the Maes- tric Li-htf^ r'y mittee and Elec- Committee were adopted. GoveiEnmeIf SN CEQSSING.-The Local loZ wrote sanctioning the pSvim, AK n€Cesaary amount for im- proving Abercynon sub-wav — Mr W. theVoikahf Mr' BJU,Ce Jone* "rged that crosS proceeded with at once. The fltaf S a3 lerJ dangerous, and another week. aCCldeilt tad occurred there V* ABERCYNON GAS.—Mr a Smlth, wrote co^, l0CaI Chamber of Tradt K4ft8 ror quality i that the quality wa^afi HshtVt the consumers were 8 but tb h was too narrow in a PxJ>e. wiich pasa throne-h sufficient: to i** a tuiougji.—Cnairman • Thaf nomes trom being too parsimonious —Mr T W. was v t y hLy1 o.^co that the candhT7n a W to procure a iV?s niriU"Wl?1pIet^ome work the prev- thom'ht if (tai?Khter.)-Mr. J. Charles and ri rvf i. wa6 the fault of the piping any differed,L Powell: Is there cy^on Sri ^e gas at Abel- B. Jone* w Mountain Ash P—Mr. cynon CTai at Aber- f> .daughter.)—Mr. T W Tones: HS?leenou.h 1ft* fundayshave SeTaS WoS -Mr13.!1 HCBKED on behalf of S-SS' ,??Te«'reet, wrote met on Nov 20th f who had payers invited all the Couiicillorc, to al1 adjournecl meeting on December 5th. had ter Ae reasonf3 the Council W J0llngia.ntm?tTthe extra payment.-Mr W. S Davies: Write back and Ziv that —M? Bru™ WT11 be mutuaL (Laughter.) letter i £ ™ u ,pr&P°sal that the lie the table.—Carried. secrSfrvTf^7nHI^HTMr- ttmteMrhiGirM^ ^^XervS the wnH™ f5 ^piamed to him that longlst Tfh g cHe abmit the work tht fbJ r.f T e Surveyor replied that It S'mt ™S't0 g?J cwmSr from i mam.—It was decided fo fot- vwu-d an explanation to Mr. Giles. ALLOTMENTS — rl was received from Mr C m £ mca ESS?, decided to ^.y1 Fenwick it ueciuecl to meet next Monday afternoon. jected Hn ly-arlwydd-road, Miskin, Powell 1 tho1 aPP01'tionment.—Mr J' -rowell proposed, and Mr. J < htvl^ t^at the matter be referto » f"tr.1'}" 'h. .Linton pointed miTtbat cil^ade^sud the Co°*' -aw< hope that members of the committee w*11 IsiB"n tile chequ-es. s,liall liot sign it. SALARIES AND WAGES.—Mr. T. W. Jcnes moved that a full list of the narn^ wases6 and salaries wages, be prepared and placed before each member.—Mr. E. MorrisSeconded, and remarked that he had p^oustf asked for a return.-The Survfvoi duS th nf f°r the. W?ges book t'° P1'0' ciucea that you asked.—Carried. MutAif'~rn]6, purveyor, in his rep oft, eeiir»+r 1 b« necessary to increase the generating plant by next winter. OIL. The residents of Plantation-t^r* i ace, Abercynon, asked that the gas w^u be extended to their street.—The Sur- ^n°^said that tlie initial cost would he anc^ the annual cost afterwards •~19- There were only 10 houses in the street.—Mr. T. W. Jones pointed out that more houses would be erected there soon, and the road was very dangerous.—The Chairman suggested oil lamps.—Agreed- LICENCES. Dramatic licences were grtanted to the caretakers of Mountain Ash, Abercynon, and Ynvsvbwl Insti- tutes. Printed and Published at their Printiw* Works, Market Buildings, 3fsrk6l Street, Aberdare, in the County °' j Glamorgan, by the proprietors, ] Pugh aud J. L. lkgwlmdo. J