Mountain Ash District Council. TUESDAY.—Mr. W. Miliar, J.P., in the chair. The other members present were Messrs. Thos. Jo-iies, G. A. Evans, J.P., Griffith Evans, Rev. E. V. Tidman, John Charles, W. Evans, Evan Morris, Silas Williams, G. H. Hall, W. Lam- burn, John Powell, and Wm. Davies, with Mr. H. P. Linton (clerk), Mr. P. Stock (assistant clerk), and Mr. Price (assistant surveyor). HOMEBTON STREET. Mr. G. H. Hall called attention to- the state of Hoinerton-street, Tyntetown. He lu:derstood .that notices -had been served upon the owners six or eight months ago. Slight repairs had been done, but the houses were still in a deplorable state. The inhabitants had to go from the kitchen to the front room to eat their food owing to the stanch at the back. The sewer was running within a yard of the back door. He moved that the- medi- cal inspector be instructed to visit those houses. Mr. Wm. Evans seconded.—Carried. Mr. Jones,, the sanitary inspector, said that he had served notices 011 the agent of those houses, but that person had now left and a new agent was in his place. It would be necessary now to serve notices on the new agent. Rev. E. Y. Tidman proposed that this be done. Ir. C. A. Evans seconded.—Carried. TENDER CANCELLED. Mr. Watkin Williams, contractor, Pontypridd, whose tender had been ac- cepted for erecting the proposed new Miskin Higher Standard School, wrote that he did not understand that the sur- plus earth was to be carted up the moun- tain. He was not at all a sweet n on the job, particularly because the work had been delayed till the winter season. He did not care to withdraw, but unless the Council agreed to allow him to tip the tarth on adjoining ground, or pay an ex- tra price for carting it away, he would ask the Council to pass him by. Mr. Wm. Evans proposed that the next tender be adopted, which was Y-86 higher. Mr. J. Powell seconded. This was carried, the successful tender- er now being Messrs. Jones Bros., Tre- harris. STOREKEEPER. The Stores Committee had reduced the number of applicants for the post of storekeeper to three, who now appeared before the Council. They were: Mr. W. D. Isaac, Maesteg; Mr. W. E. Richards, Aberavon, and Mr. E. Harris, Rhayadr. Mr. G. A. Evans asked Richards if he was married. Applicant: No, sir. 1fr. E. Morris: I suppose you intend to be (Laughter.) Mr. J.. Charles: It may be safe to say that you hope to be married. v Mr. J. Powell: It is safer to say noth- ing on that point. (Laughter.) In the division Isaac obtained 9 votes and Richards 4. Isaac was therefore appointed. STREET NOISES. Mr. T. Mansel Franklen, writing with regard to streets noises, said that it was competent for the Council officers or a member of the public to enforce the bye- laws, or to assist the police to carry them out. Mr Franklen further asked whether the Council had appointed an inspector to enforce the Shop Hours Act. Mr. Linton said he did not agree with Mr. Franklen. If the District Council took proceedings, and an appeal were rcade against a favourable decision to the Council, they might land themselves in serious difficulty. They might, i1 they liked, take counsel's opinion on the mat- ter. Mr. Linton further stated it was not an offence for a person to create a noise and awake a man who might be in bed. It only became an offence when the person who created a noise refused to de- part when told by the inmates. Mr. G. A. Evans: So the same person could repeat the noise in different parts ct the town and escape punishment so long as he did not annoy the same party twice? Clerk: Yes. Mr. W. Lamburn: It is a most ridicu- lous position to be in. It is not very en- couraging to proceed any further. Mr. Charles did not think it was any use having Counsel's opinion. Mr. H. P. Linton: Let the police take it up. Mr. Wm. Evans said that the police had interfered in Abercynon, and fines had been inflicted. Mr. Hall: We have power to prevent street criess on Sunday under the Moun- tain Ash Bill. It seems strange that we have power on Sundays and not on week days. Chairman: That was the power we sought. Mr. Hall: My impression is that we sought power for every day. On the motion of Mr. J. Powell, second- ed by Mr. Wm. Evans, it was decided to obtain counsel's opinion. SHOP HOiURS ACT. Mr. Hall asked who was the inspector to carry out the provisions of the Shop Hours Act. Sanitary Inspector: I am. I start at 9 in the morning. and I don't know what time I finish at night. Mr. Hall: I am afraid we expect too much of our inspector. THE CANAL. Mr. Lewis Llewelyn, of the Glamorgan Caral Co., wrote agreeing to meet the Council re bridge widenings. It was decided to meet him on Friday next. The County Council wrote enclosing a copy of the medical officer's report on the condition of th Aberdare Canal, and re- questing the Council to cause the proprie- tors to flush the canal sufficiently to keep it in a sanitary condition. The matter was left until Friday. DECLINED THE INVITATION. Messrs. Wm. Coslett, David Hughes, Wm. H. Coopey, and David H. Davies, Nos. 118, 119, 120, and 121, Woodland- street, Mountain Ash, complained of the state of the roadway. The letter con- eluded: U 1V Ð would like you to come here when it is raining heavily to see what you think of it, and see how you would like to live here." (Laughter.) On the motion of Mr. G. A. Evans, the letter was referred to the Surveyor. ABERCYNON RECREATION GROUND. Correspondence was read regarding the road to the proposed Recreation Ground. i The question was deferred. SMALL-POX HOSPITAL. Mr. T. Mansel Franklen wrote stating that unless the Mountain Ash Council satisfied Lhe Sanitary Committee by Dec. 10th that they would take early steps to provide a Small-Pox Hospital, the Com- mittee would consider the question of making a compulsory order. Referred to Hospital Committee. A NICE BILL TO PAY. LEGAL COSTS, = £ 3,114. Messrs. Linton and Son sent their own and their Parliamentary Agents' expenses for the following Paliamentary work: — Promotion of the Mountain Ash Bill, 1909: Linton and Sons, < £ 324 19s. 1M.; Parliamentary Agents, £1,206 13s. 2d. Opposition to Glamorgan Water Bill: Linton and Sons, ..£384 9s. 6d.; Parlia- mentary Agents, c-£1,093 9s. 6d. Opposi- tion to Pontypridd Water Bill Linton and Sons, £ 22 13s. 2d.; Parliamentary Agents, £ 22 12s. Gd. Opposition to G.W.R. Bill: Linton & Sons, < £ 45 Os. 3d.; Parliamentary Agents, £ 14 18s. 6d. Mr. Linton added: We should be glad if you would pass the usual resolution directing that these bills be submitted for taxa- tion, and state whether or not you desire to be represented at the taxation. Mr. J. Poweil moved that the bills be submitted for taxation.—Carried. Mr. Linton: You don't wish to be re- presented at the taxation? Mr. J. Powell: Hardly. PENRHIWCEIBER FIRE BRIGADE. The Post Office tender for telephone connection with Brigade members' houses was referred to committee. HOSPITAL FULL. The Sanitary Inspector reported that he had removed four scarlet- fever cases to the Hospital, -which was now full. Several other cases ought to be taken there, but could not owing to lack of ac- commodation. The Medical Officer (Dr. E. P. Evans) reported 28 cases of scarlet fever in the district and two of diphtheria. j -————-
Aberdare Police Court. WEDNESDAY. Before Messrs. G. George and D. W. Jones. EJECTMENT. Mr. W. Thomas applied, on behalf of Elizabeth Farr, Penywain, for an order to eject Morgan Miles, 19, Peiiyivain.- Granted. FALLEN WOMEN. Elizabeth Anne Davies was charged with being drunk in Nant-row, Aberdare. Fined 10s. and costs. Her record was locked up, and it was found that she was not ready for the black list. Eliz. Davies, drunk in Harriet-street, Trecynon, fined 10s. and costs. She had recently spent three months in prison. This defendant had registered the re- quired number of convictions, and was duly blacklisted. Mary Davies, drunk in Market-street, Aberdare, and on another occasion in High-street, was fined 10s. and costs in each case. GODREAMAN STREET FIGHT. Watkin Rees, Thos. Hancock, Edward Hancock, Jesse Elcox, Jack Elcox, John Hopkins, all of Godreaman, were sum- moned for obstructing the street by fight- ing. P.C. Barnes said defendants were fight- ing through and through. He caught Hopkins and Rees, and the others es- caped. Edward Hancock said he was an ab- stainer, and he could not get quiet on his way home. Defendants were fined 10s. and costs each. GAMING IN MICHAEL'S FIELD: John Williams, Lewis Gould,' Thomas Smith, John Lloyd, E. Cadwaladr, and Edwin James, all of Aberaman, were summoned for playing cards in Michael's field. Sergt. Evans said that he, in company with P.C. Walsh and P.C. Rowlands, watched defendants on a Sunday. They had money in their hands, and a pack of cards. When defendants saw the police they ran away.. By Mr. W. Thomas (who appeared for Lloyd): He found no money on Lloyd, but he was interested in the game. Wit- ness saw no cards in Lloyd's hands. Evan Cadwaladr testified that he was in the house at the time. It was Edwin James that was working the cards. Bench How do you know 2-Because I he told me. John Lloyd, 20, Cynon-street, said that I he had been with his father to Sunday School that afternoon. He did not play cards that day, neither had he any money on him. By. Supt. Gill: He did not see the others playing. Supt.: Why did you run away?—I was frightened. Cadwaladr called Edwin James to give evidence for him. James said they were playing banker. Clerk: You all ran away when you saw the sergeant? No, I walked away. (Laughter.) The Bench said all the defendants ex- cept Cadwaladr and Lloyd—regarding whom there was a doubt, and who would be discharged-would be fined 10s. and costs each. A THROUGH AND THROUGH FIGHT. "SMOTHERED IN BLOOD." Catherine Thomas, Green Fach, was charged with assaulting Edward Morgan, Gadlys-street. There was also a cross- summons. Mr. W. Thomas appeared for Morgan. Roger James was also accused of as- saulting Elizabeth Morgan. Edward Morgan said that he went to »town, and met his brother, Morgan Mor- gan, and Roger James. He went to bed in his brother's house, and awoke to find Catherine Thomas with her hand in his pocket. He asked her for his purse back. Thereupon she commenced scream- ing, and Roger James rushed into the house, and attacked him. Roger James bad a knife in his hand, which he used on witness's head. Witness's sister took the knife from his hand. The mark on. Roger James's face was caused by Mrs. Thomas striking him with a pint. Elizabeth Morgan, complainant's sister, said that on the night in question she saw Catherine Thomas take her brother's purse out of his pocket. Roger James cut her brother's head open with a knife. Her brother was half drunk. Mary Jane Jones, another sister, said she was informed that her brother was being half murdered. She rushed to the house and saw Catherine Thomas hitting Roger James with a pint, a blow meant for her brother. Catherine Thomas said that Morgan knocked Roger James, who was smothered in blood. She did not attempt to take Morgan's purse. All the evidence given was false. Roger James said that Edward Morgan kicked him in the eye and Morgan Mor- r, gan bit him on the ear. He did not have a knife in his hand. Lewis Thomas, Catherine Thomas s husband, next gave evidence. He did not see a knife used. Mary James, sister to Roger James, said that Edward Morgan was drunk. Mr. W. Thomas: Was he sleeping?—He was "joking" sleeping.
NO TEA LIKE 'Quaker' Tea OF ALL GROCERS
Inquests at Mountain Ash, CORONER AND UNDUE HURRY. On Tuesday evening, at the Police Station, Mr. R. J. Rhys held an inquiry concerning the death of James Nicholas, Pendeen House, Llanwonno Road. Morris Nicholas deposed he was the son of the deceased, who was 49 years of age. His father had been employed at C'wm- pennar as a collier. He was hurt on Friday afternoon, and was taken to the hospital, where he died the same evening. —Miss Harris, matron of the Cottage Hospital, stated that deceased was re- ceived into the hospital on Friday after- noon, suffering from compound fracture of both legs and fractured ribs. No oper- ation was performed as the case was hopeless. Death took place about 9 o'clock the same evening.-John Jones, a boy of 14 years, stated he was working with James Nicholas. They left work about a quarter to two. He walked with Nicholas as far as the junction. Both of them had lights. They passed a full journey and then went into the manhole. The journey was standing still, but after a little while someone shouted All right," and Nicholas left the manhole. A little while afterwards the journey started. Witness next saw Nicholas lying down.—Morgan Morgan, collier, stated that he, deceased, and the boy passed about six trams before entering the man- hole. Some one shouted out, "Look out." The fireman passed on the oppo- site side, and a few minutes afterwards some one shouted out All right." De- ceased crossed the shackle and witness -followe,d. When he noticed the trams starting he crouched against the wall. He heard no shout, but came across Nicholas's lamp about five or six yards on in the middle of the road. Samuel Williams, collier in the same district, stated that he crossed the shackle first, and Nicholas followed close behind him. The journey started when he got close into the side. He heard no cry, and did not see what happened.—Replying to the Coroner, witness said he saw the lamp a few yards up, but didn't see the deceased carried past, nor the light go out.—Cor- oner: Now, Williams, I want you to tell the whole truth, and I don't believe you are doing so.-Witness, continuing, stated that when the fireman passed them he said he would tell them when everything was all right.—James Perrott, fireman of the district, stated there were 18 trams in the journey. He saw some men behind the journey, waiting to go out. He told them he would tell them when to come out. The men he spoke to then were not the men in the manhole. He did not shout to anyone to come out. He got out, and just as he cleared the first tram the journey moved up.—Wm. Griffiths, rider, stated he shouted "Look up." He wait- ed a little while, and then signalled to the engine driver. He was then standing at the side of .-the journey, and the trams passed him. He got on the last tram and rode down. He heard nothing and saw nothing until the last tram was passing out, where he found deceased between the wheels. Deceased told him he had been dragged along by the trams. James Davies, haulier, deposed he rode on the last tram with Griffiths, the rider. De- ceased asked witness to lift his body up, which he did, and then took the journey on.—John Powell, M.E., manager of the pit, produced plans of the workings. De- ceased made a statement to him that he had been dragged by the journey.—Re- plying to Mr. A. T. Iaiiies, witness stated he had not received any complaint as to the journey going out so late—at least not from that district.—Summing up, the Coroner said that here was a case of another life lost through the tremendous hurry to get out. It was an increasing source of clanger.—The jury returned a verdict that deceased met his death through a misunderstood order from the rider, aii.d iio blame was attached to any- one. The same morning an inquiry was held into the cause of the death of William Lewis, 2a, Cliff Street-—David Morgan, father-in-law of deceased, identified. De- ceased was a married man, 26 years of age, with three children. He was killed in the pit at Penrhiwceiber. James Robertson, haulier, stated that Lewis was a rider, and stood by him on the pointers. Deceased got on the front tram as the trams were moving. Deceased was found about 550 yard away out.-Allen Tothill deposed he found Lewis about 7.30 a.m. last Saturday morning, just on the top of the road, lying between the rails. He was quite dead, The journey was about 20 yards away.—Wm. Morgan, haulier, deposed he was standing on the cross roads when the accident occurred. There was a tram on the other road, and he knocked stop to put that on.—Mr. E. L. Hann produced plans of the working.— Wm. Jones, engine driver, deposed it was his engine' that was pulling the journey out from the bottom parting. He noticed no drag on' the engine, and didn't know a tram had been off the road. The engine was running quite smoothly. — Verdict: Accidental death."
N ec; c-i Si sea, Aber."da.l"I. Nos Ferclier, Hydref 6ed, cynhaliqdd Cymdeithas Ddiwylliadol Pobl leuainc Cymdeithas Ddil.Yylliadol Pobl Ieuainc Siloa gyfarfod agoriadol y gymleithas yn y neuadd newydcl uchod, pan y traddod- odd y Parch. Dyfnallt Owen ei ddarlith benigamp, "Patrwn Bywyd." Yr oedd hon y gyntaf o gyfres ddarlithiau y tym- hor. Mae Dyfnallt yn fardd o fri. Efe oedd barckl coronog Eisteddfod Genedl- aethol Abertawe, 1907. Ac yr oedd y ddarlith nos Fercher yn farddonol acyn cllos odiaeth. Fel y sylwodd y cadeirycld, y Parch. D. Silyn Evans, yr oedd yn llawn o'r gyfriniaeth (mysticism) hono ag sydd yn nodweddu Dyfnallt fel bardd. Ir oedd y ddarlith yn ddyddorol o'r dech- reu i'r diwedd, a mwynhawyd hi yn fawr. reu i'r diwedd, a mwynhawyd hi yn fawr.
¡ Funeral of Mr John ALt k) ncy, Hirwain. The funeral of Mr. John Aubrey, of Tymawr, Hirwain, took place on Monday, the interment being at Penderyn Church- yard. A service was_ held at St. Lleur- wg's Church, Hirwain, the Rev. J. Mor- gan, vicar, and Rev. D. J. Arthur, cur- ate, officiating. There was a large at-' tendance, which 'included Major G. R. Powell, J'.P., Messrs. Owen George, J.P., D. Griffiths, Colonel T. Phillips, E. Shan- non, W. Thomas,- M.E., Oakhill; W. R. Edwards, solicitor; Rev. W. J. Williams, C.M.; Dr. Ieuan G. Thomas, Messrs. T. J. Evans, Tudor Rhys, Daniel Jones, M.E., Edward Morgan, Penderyn-road. The mourners included Mr Lucas Aubrey (son), Miss E. Aubrey and Miss Kate Aubrey (daughters)," Mr. G. -J. Tuckfield, Metropolitan Bank, Aberdare, and Mrs. Tuckfield (scn-in-law and daughter), Misses Effie, Norah and Irene Tuckfield (grand-children), Mr. T. Cound and Mrs. Cound, Port Talbot (son-in-law and daughter), Mr. J. Aubrey Cound, St. David's College, Lampeter (grand-son), Misses Evelyn, Clara and Gwennie Cound and Master Aubrey Cound, Port Talbot (grand-children), Mr. and Mrs. John Aubrey, Merthyr (nephew and niece), Mr Tudor Crawshay, J.P., Llantwit Major, and Captain Owen Crawshay, J.P., Mr. De Barry Crawshay, Sevenoaks, Kent; Mr. Lionel De Barry Crawshay and Mr. Raymond Crawshay, Mr. F. Gwilym Crawshay, Pentyrch; Mr. J. Cound Clarke, Port Talbot, and fr. B. Young, Hirwain. The bearers were Messrs Evan Young, Richard Morgan, Fred G. Owen, Robert Boynes, and D. R. Johns. Wreaths were sent by Messrs. Crawshay Bros., Mrs. Bainbrigge, Mrs. Clarke Brasted, Mr. and Mrs. F. Gwilym Craw- shay, Mrs. Fothergill, Mr. Gerald Bruce, Mrs. W. T. Rees, Maesyffynon; Mrs. Leyshon Rhys, Hirwain; Mrs. Warren, Porthcawl, and others.
Representation of Mer-thyra Boroughs. Conservative Candidate Recommended. Mr D. A. Thomas and Mr Keir Hardie are not to be allowed a walk-over at the next general election. There is a Con- servative candidate in the field. On Saturday night, at the Merthyr Constitutional Club, Mr Fox Davies met a deputation representing the various branches of the boroughs Conservative Association and the different Constit- utional Clubs in the constituency, these gentlemen forming practically a commit- tee of selection. Mr Wm. Griffiths (Merthyr) presided over the conference, at which there were present Colonel D. Bees Lewis, Mr W. W. Meredith, Mr T. Nibloe, Mr A. P. Jones, Mr T. Lloyd, and several other stalwarts of the Con- servative cause. Mr Fox Davies gave an exposition of his views on the political questions of the day. He declared that he would offer the most. uncomp\,omising opposition to the granting of Koine Rule to Ireland, which was evidently going to be one of the issues upon whifch the next general election was to be fought. He defended the House of Lords against the attacks made upon it, saying that she peers had never set themselves in antagonism to what they knew to be the real will of the people. He denounced what he termed the revolutionary proposals of the Budget, especially those in relation to the licens- ing, death, and increment duties, and spoke strongly in favour of Tariff Preform. Finally he dealt with the dangers of Socialism. It was determined to recommend Mr Fox Davies for adoption by the Asso- ciation. Mr Arthur Charles Fox-Davies is 38 years of age, having been born in Bristol in 1871. His father, a member of the Society of Friends, was a native of Cardigan town. He has achieved fame as an author of various works, including many novels. He has also distinguished himself as a journalist. Four years ago he was called to the Bar. )
Mountain Ash did not suffer so much through the flood as Aberdare. Moral: Let Aberdare also go in for an ark.
Liberal Meeting at Moun- tain Ash. Speech By M Hemmepde, M.P. ? On Tuesday evening the Drill Hall at Mountain Ash was crowded to excess en the occasion of a public meeting in support of the Budget, which was addressed by Mr E G Hemmerde, M.P. The meeting was convened by the Mountain Ash branch of the League of Young Liberals. The Chairman (Dr Arthur Jones) said that the principles which underlay this Budget were those held for decades by the leaders of the Liberal party, but, unfor- tunately, they had been held merely as principles, as ideals, as dreams. They had been held in the past by another dreamer, who to-day called them revolutionary. (Laughter and applause.) To-day, how- ever, a gallant, little Welshman, Mr David Lloyd George—(applause)—had determined, -(al --h, Lloyd George—(applause)—had determined, to convert the principles into realities. (Cheers.) Mr E G Hemmerde, M.P., said'there were four main principles in the Budget, but be only intended to deal mLtinJv with one of these principles. It was impossible to get much enthusiasm against the super- tax, or the increased death duties, they affected so few. (Laughter.) A man who earned £ 1 a week had to pay Is 7d a £ in taxation, while the man who earned Xi,ooo paid Is in the X, and now that the Govern- ment was going to ask him to pay Is 6d it was called "Revolution." (Laughter.) Dealing with the land clauses he said Mr Chamberlain 25 years ago roused the coun- try on the question, but never moved a finger to effect it. To-day the principles of che Budget as embodied in the land clauses were supported not only by Liberals and Socialists, but by every Conservative in the North of England. Every municipality except Birmingham had petitioned Parlia- ment in favour of the taxation of land I values. Resolutions in favour of this principle had been passed in the House of Commons during the last two Parliaments. In 1905 such a resolution was passed unop- posed in a Tory House of Commons. The present Budget proposed first of all to value the whole of the land. (Hear, hear.) That was not a revolution- Oh, but," he said, "It will cost the landlords so much." "All right," the Government said, "the state will pay," and the land- lords were no more pleased. In future the man would have his land rated on his own. valuation, and in cases where there were wonderful windfalls the state must get back 5 per cent. of it, (Cheers.) The fight with the Lords was bound to come. If the Lords threw out the Budget]he hoped the fight would come soon, and if they did not not throw it out he hoped it would come soon. (Hear, hear.) It was time to I adjust the relations between the two Houses. To accept rebuff after rebuff from the Lords was more than people could endure. (Applause.) Wheii the fight came he hoped the Liberals and the Socialists would be united, and that every Liberal in the constituency would support Mr Keir Hardie, and. that every Socialist would accord his support to Mr D. A. Thomas. (Applause.) On the proposition of Mr A. T. James, (solicitor), seconded by Mr D. M. Richards (Aberdare), a resolution was unanimously carried approving of the Budget proposals, and pledging the meeting to support the Government in guarding the constitutional rights of the House of Commons.
Football. BY SPECTATOR," ASSOCIATION. Aberdare met Llanbraclach oh Monday afternoon at the Ynys Enclosure before a very small crowd. The game was in- tended originally to be a Welsh Cup-Tie, but the bad state of the ground was pro- tested against by the visitors, and a friendly was indulged in. When this became known to the spectators, a certain section who frequent matches on the Dare ground demanded their "tanners" back. The game was a. very one-sided affair, and had the Darians taken matters seriously they would have put on a double figure score. As it was they got through the de- fence on four occasions, Llanbraclach re- plying with one goal. ABERAMAN FOOTBALL. Both the Aberaman Windsors' Glamor- gan League 'team and Aberdare and Dis- trict League team evenly divided hon- ours with their opponents on Saturday. The Aberdarians played at Mountain Ash against St. Teilo. The team was: Goal, Charlie' Rees; backs, W. Rees and F. Collier; halves, S. Kedward, E. Jones, and C. Davies; forwards, S. Chattington, W. Smith, B. Veal, R. Edwards, and D. Anthony. Mountain Ash scored an easy goal early in the game. Sid Chatting- ton equalised. In the second half the homesters were the first to score, owing to W. Rees fumbling the ball at full-back. Then St. Teilo conceded a corner, which one of their own men put into the net, and thus equalised. for the Windsors. The game was left drawn. The senior team were obliged, on their own ground, to concede a valuable league point to Gilfach Reserves. The Wind- sors were distinctly unfortunate. With- in ten minutes of the final whistle they were leading by 3 goals to 1, but their opponents scored two goals in quick suc- cession. This brought the score to 3 goals each.
Hipwain. NEBO.—Mr. J. Edwards, The Gnoll, Rhigos, a student at Carmarthen College, officiated at Nebo on Sunday last. MISSION -WOR.K.-TLe three churches of the place had last Sunday a visit from "Isaac," a native missionary from Per- sia. He was highly pleased with the help and sympathy 'which he received at Hir- wain,
Llwydcoed. ,ST. Sunday morning the- pulpit was occupied by Rev. T. W. Long, B.A. A children's service was held in the afternoon, conducted by Mr. Long and Mr. D. T. Jones. At the evening ser- vice Mr. D. T. Jones preached.
Trecynon. PERSONAL.—Mr Tom Jones, the well- known miner violinist of Trecynon, has been appointed, out of a large num- ber of applicants, precentor and choir trainer at Bethel Cong. Church, Llan- samlet. He was also invited to the con- ductorship of the Mountain Ash Orpheus Male Voice Party at a recent meeting'of that body. Councillor W. Lamburn occu- pying the chair. We congratulate Mr. Jones on his success, which, in view of his youth, is remarkable. We confident- ly predict for him an exalted rank in the musical world.
Robertstown. READING ROOM. A meeting was held at Salem Vestry 011 Sunday morning to consider the advisability of getting a Reading Room in the place. The Rev. J. D. Rees presided. After some discussion it was decided that the Vestry of the Chapel be utilised for this purpose. The Rev. J. D. Rees was elected chairman of committee; secretary, Mr. J. H. Wil- liams, Bridge-street; treasurer, Mr. Jas. Davies, Abernant. The following were
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Aberdare. MANDERS' BIOSCOPE.—Apart from the excellent exhibitions given in the Market Yard, Aberdare, the above Co. have visited Penrhiwceiber, where they met with the success which attend all their concerts. Mr. Oswald Russell gives masterly performances on the pianoforte. including English, Welsh, Scotch, and Irish melodies. His solo playing and specially arranged music for the various films are undoubtedly the mainstay and the making of this company.
Cwmfeach, LECTURE.—On Monday evening last a. lecture wa,s delivered at Bryn Seion Chapel by Mr. G. H. Bibbings, B.A. It was the first of a series of lectures that have been arranged by the educational committee of the Cwmbach Co-operative Society. Monday night's subject was The triumphs of co-operation." Mr. Edward Howells, Aberaman, took the chair. Mr. Bibbings pointed out in a graphic manner the origin and growth of the co-operative movement. He showed how co-operation had benefited working- men, and taught them to realise the pos- sibilities within their power. A vote of thanks to Mr. Bibbings was proposed by Mr. Thomas Williams, and seconded by Mr. Thomas Lloyd, both of whom are local directors. The chairman proposed thanks to Bryn Seion Church for the use of the chapel, which was seconded by Mr D. G. Pugsley, an ex-director of the society.
j Aberaman. GWAWR (B.).—This pulpit was occu- pied on Sunday last by the Rev. Mr. Lewis, of Newbridge, Mon. SA-LtONi.-At the weekly Young Men's Prayer Meeting held on Saturday night the introductory portion of the service was conducted by Mr David Mortimer. An excellent paper was read by Mr Edward Jones, Mason St, upon Godliness in the Home." The following brethren took part in the discussion: Henry Coleman, David Davies, Benjamin Evans," Thomas George, and Jonah Rees. SARON.—Anniversary preaching ser- vices were held at Saron on Sunday and y Monday last. The officiating ministers were the Revs. D. Adams (Ilawen), Liver- pool, and Professor Joseph Jones, B.A., B.D., Brecon College. On Sunday even- ing Mr. Adams took his text from the Books of Jeremiah and 2 Corinthians. He contrasted the pessimism of Jeremiah with the optimism of Paul. On Monday evening Prof. Joseph Jones treated in a refreshing manner upon the oft-quoted verse from the Book of Hebrews, Christ the same yesterday, to-day, and tor ever." On Monday afternoon he preached finely upon the words, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God." On Mon- day evening the Rev. D. Adams preached a splendid sermon, in which he dwelt upon Christ as an interpreter of life. The precentors (in the absence of Gwyn- alaw) were Messrs. John David Harris and Lewis John Davies, the organist being Mr. Brinley Lewis, and the conductor of the orchestra Mr. Thomas Rees.
Godreaman. AMBULANCE MEETING.—A conviv- ial meeting, was held at Ajnan Council Schools on Friday evening last, under the auspcies of the Godreaman Ambu- lance and Nursing Classes. There -was a large number of male and female mem- bers present, including Dr. F. C. Bullen, the popular instructor of the class. Cer- tificates and prizes were awarded to the successful students in the examination of last year as follows:—First Year: 1st prize, Mr, Joseph Sexton, Pleasant View; 2nd, Air. D. J. Jones, Brynheulog; 3rd, Mr. Emlyn Goronwy, Cobden-street. Second Year: 1st prize, Mr. George Sex- ton, Pleasant View; .2nd, Mr. Hy. Starr, Regent-street (the secretary of the class); 3rd, Mr. W. T. Davies, Pleasant View. ) Mr. Thomas Moses was presented with a 1l'11I-11:Jó"'1r:?'I'nl"n"1IIh1'J'W-,ô1J:.¡i- gold medallion (designed according to the badge of the St. John's Ambulance Asso- ciation). This was the gift of Dr. Bullen to Mr. Moses in recognition of the latter's services at the class. Mr. Daniel J. Knight was presented with a silver label in honour of his having passed the fourth year examination in ambulance. Then an open competition for the championship of the class took place. The prize award- ed was a silver medal, with gold centre, the gift of Mr. W. Batt, Pontypridd. Dr Bullen adjudicated, and the winner was Mr. Thomas Moses. Certificates were then awarded to a number of the ladies of the Nursing Class. Recitations were given by S. Coles and T. Moses.
Mcjuntaiai' .Ash. WEDDING.—A very pretty wedding took place at St. Margaret's Church last Saturday morning. The contracting par- ties were Mr. Gwilym Thomas, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Thomas, Stream- street, and Miss Louisa Doward, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Doward, 38, Ceridwen-street (overman at Deep Duffryn Colliery). The bride was nicely attired in a dove grey eoline dress with, hat to match. The bridesmaid was Miss Margaret Ann Simmons, who was quietly dressed in half mourning. The best man was Mr. Sidney Jones, and the1 bride was given away by her father. The officiating minister was the Rev. J. Sinnett Jones, M.A. A large number of guests were en- tertained to breakfast at the home of the bride's father, including the following: Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Willis, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Webb, Mrs. Noah Thomas, Miss Annie Thomas and Mr. Willie Thomas, Mr. Charles Doward, Miss Cissie Wool- ridge, Mr. and Mrs. John Beer, Miss Mabel Doward, and Miss Gertrude Doward. There was- a large number of handsome nresents. FUNERAL.—The interment of the mortal remains of Emily Jessie, wife of Geo. Wm. Brown, 1, Harcourt-road, took place at Maesyrarian Cemetery last Thursday afternoon. The deceased lady was only 31 years of age, and was a native of Mountain Ash, being a daughter of Mr. Matt Lewis (plasterer). There was a service at St. Margaret's Church, con- ducted by the Rev. Pughe Jones, B.A. The congregation sang the hymn, "Lead, kindly light," and Mr Harry 'Long played the a Dead March" in "Saul." The chief mourners were: The husband, Mr. Jabez Brown, brother; Mr. James Grant, cousin; Mr. Richard Evans, Treharris Mr. Fred Lewis, Aberaman; Mr. Will Lewis, Mr. Joe Lewis, Mr. Bert Raw- lings, Mr. F. John, Abercynon; Masters Reggis and Frank John, Master Edward Rawlings, Messrs. John Bowker. Bristol; r, Rcl. Bowker, Edgar Bowker, Taunton; Richard Perry, uncle; Robert Lewis, uncle; Richard Perry, Newtown; Chas. I Perry, Newtown; Eees Perry, Newtown; Alasters Jack and Bert Pern Messrs. Fred Mills, Wm. Mills, Walter Mills, Frank Mills, J. Addie, Cardiff; Fred j Mills, junr.; W. Lewis, Jonah Lewis, | Robert Lewis, Dan German, Harry Jones, Herbert Comley, and Harry Allen. Hand- some floral tributes were received from the following: The Husband, Annie and Polly; Will, Fred, and Joe; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mills, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mills, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mills, Maggie and Bella; Mr. John Bowker; The G.F.S. (Mountain Ash); Mr. and Mrs. Jack Davies; Mrs. Ted Perry and family, Mr. Warner (Philip-street), Mr. and Mrs Alf. Pardee. The coffin was polished oak with brass fittings, and the funeral was furnished throughout by Mr. Frank Mills and Mr. David Evans.
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Mrs. Roger James, Catherine Thomas's daughter, gave evidence, testifying that there was no talk at all about a purse. a Mv mother never took the purse. I will swear before God," said she. Clerk: You are already doing that. P.C. King said that when he entered the house Morgan was bleeding. He saw broken crockery, but no knife. A cut had been inflicted. J The Bench considered that it was a fight through and through, and the ring- leaders had been already punished. They would all be bound over to keep the peace. MOTHER OF 21 CHILDREN SEEKS SEPARATION. Mrs. Challenger, 8, Aberdare-road, Pontwalby, representing by Mr. C. Ken- shole, applied for a separation order. Sarah Jane Challenger said that they had been married 35 years, and had had 21 children, 8 of whom were alive. Her husband had. had an accident at Aberper- gwm Colliery, and received compensa- tion. At Xmas time he received < £ 300 in the bulk. Defendant then took to drink- ing, and was beating her. One day he came home and ordered her out of the house. Because she did not obey he struck her on the head and shoulders. She left and took refuge with her rela- tives. One time he kicked her on the side, marking her. One time he black- ened her eye in bed at 3 a.m. Hannah John, residing next door to Airs. Challinger at Pontwalby, said she had seen Challinger beat his wife. An order of 10s. a wreek was made. Defendant: I can never pay it. THE MOTHER-IN-LAW AGAIN. Joseph Gregory was summoned by his wife, Sarah Jane Gregory,- for desertion. Mr. G. T. Davies appeared for com- plainant, and Mr. W. R. Edwards defend- ed. The parties were only 20 years of age. Mrs. Gregory, residing1 at 9, Chalice- row, Hirwain, said that she gave birth to twins. At the result of her husband's objectionable conduct towards her soon afterwards they quarrelled, and her hus- band threatened her with a hatchet. Be- sides, he was not working, and she was starving. Margaret Evans, complainant's mother, swore that Gregory was going to kill her daughter with a hatchet. Joseph Gregory said that he was idle because the brickworks at Hirwain were slack. He did strike the door with the hatchet, because his wife and mother were going to take the things away. His mother-in-law caused all the row by pok- ing her nose into his business. The Bench said that defendant had been a foolish husband, but they would give him another chance, and trusted that the wife would do the same. Thereupon Mrs. Gregory and her mother got up in court and shouted in duet fashion, Go back to him, never 1" They were promptly ordered out of court. CHIMNEY AS A SAFE. I Wm. Prince, 24, Cardiff-road, Aber- cynon, was charged with stealing 34s., the property of George Hainsman, Ynys- boeth. Hainsman said he was lodging in the boeth. Hainsman said he was lodging in the same house as defendant. He gave 34s. to the landlady's daughter to take care of Soon afterwards defendant left suddenly. Annie House said that complainant gave her 34s. to keep. She rolled it in paper and put it in the chimney. She heard prisoner going into the room where the money was. On a Tuesday morning prisoner went away. On Wednesday morning she missed the money. Prisoner returned to the house, and was told that there was a warrant out for his arrest. Sergt. Evans, Ynysboeth, said prisoner and prosecutor came to the police station. Prisoner said, H I am accused of stealing this man's money. I am innocent of the charge." Prisoner was taken into custody, there being a warrant out for his arrest. When charged he said, I am innocent. I have been to Cardiff and back, and have since been at Abercynon." Witness found no money on him. He had not worked for 5 weeks. Prisoner elected to be tried by a jury, and was committed to the Quarter Sessions. DRUNKS. Edward Forester, Wm. Hobby, and Dennis Bannan, 10s. and costs each.
"<I!W'-t¿"i,I'ä"'I'-('>Jr1Q'J,I.J: elected as committee to make arrange- ments: Messrs. John Thomas, David Williams, Richard Wigley, David Evans, David Thomas, E. W. Davies, W. T. Wil- liams, and Evan Thomas.