Aberdare Police Court. Wednesday, April 2Ad.r-Before Sir T. Marchant Williams (Stipendiary), Mr D. W. Jones and Mr. Owen George. Theft of an Umbrella. Henry Daniel Helps, Abercynon, was charged with stealing an umbrella. T. W. Jones, J.P., Abercynon, said that on Saturday afternoon he called at a shop, No. 3 Park Street, Abercynon. He went into the kitchen, leaving his umbrella in the shop. When he re- turned the umbrella had disappeared. A few hours later he met prisoner, who I was carrying the umbrella. Witness approached him, and told him it was his, umbrella. Prisoner replied that it wasn't, and he refused to return it. Witness then gave information to the police. Mr. Jones added that he did not wish to press the charge. P.C. J. S. Williams said that after being informed of the theft, he pro- ceeded to No. 23 Cardiff Road, Aber- cynon, where prisoner lived. He asked prisoner for the umbrella, and he re- plied: "I have no umbrella." Prison- er's wife then produced the umbrella, Witness told prisoner he would have to come with him. The same prisoner was now charged with assaulting P.C. Williams. The constable, continuing his evi- dence, deposed that when he attempted to take defendant into custody, he be- came very violent, struck him on the chest and kicked him on the back of the head. He had to obtain assistance to take him into custody. Prisoner denied kicking him. Mrs. Helps was called for the defence, and admitted that her husband strug- gled with the constable when he tried I' to handcuff him. But he did not kick him. Stipendiary I suppose the kick came by post. Defendant was discharged on the theft charge, and fined R3 and costs or one month for the assault. Unattended. Sydney Williams, leaving a horse and ab unattended in Victoria Square, 5s. and costs. The Superintendent said that the de- fendant had-told him that he could not attend that day because he was engaged at a wedding. Stipendiary: The wedding ought to be I pcstponed. (Laughter.) Superintendent: It is not his own wedding, sir. (Renewed laughter.) No Red Lights. Joseph Arndell, Aberaman, was or- dered to pay 5s. and costs because he had no red lights at the rear of his brake. Chip Potato Carts. Sidoli Tuiseppe, employed by Messrs. Bracchi Bros., was summoned at the instance of P.C. Bennett for obstruct- ing Market Street with a chip-potato cart. The constable said that he first saw him at 9.15 p.m. on Saturday, March 29th. He asked him to move, but he did not do so. At 10 p.m. the defend- ant was in the same place with about 12 persons standing round the cart. When spoken to defendant said that he liad paid the market toll to Mr. Hurt. When spoken to defendant said that he had paid the market toll to Mr. Hurt. The Stipendiary said that that did not entitle him to stand about the streets. This time the fine would be only os. Dog Raids. 1 The following were fined for not hav- 1 ing dog licences:- II Thomas Lloyd, Hawthorn Terrace, 10s. and costs. In the case of Wm. Jones, Wind St., a woman appeared, and said that the dog was not six months old.Stipen-, diary: Have you got the birth certifi- cate?—The owner of the dog is here.— Samuel Snow, the owner, was called, and declared that the dog was born on Sept. 15th.-The evidence for the de- fence was not satisfactory, and defend- ant was ordered to pay 7s. 6d. John Jones, Rachel Street, Aberdare Frederick Price, Market Street; David Evans, Hirwain; David Owen and Evan i Isaac, Aberdare; Joseph Brown, Bute Street; W. Cleeves, Gloucester Street; Thomas Strong, Dumfries Street, Aber- dare; Margaret Davies, Pembroke St., 7s. 6d. each. Thomas Jones, Frederick Street, Tre- cynon, las, and costs. David Jones, Marjory Edwards, John Lewis Morgan, David John Hopkins, all of Trecynon, 7s. 6d. each. Edward Price, Edward Welsh, Rees Davies, all of Cwmdare, 7s. 6d. each. Wm. Jones, Llwydcoed; Edgar Scott and James Davies, Abernant; Rees Rees, Lambert Street, Gadlys; Henry Jones, Hirwain; Frank Williams, Tram- way, Hirwain; Emma Cameron, Mer- thyr Road, Hirwain; Herbert Lewis, Commerce Place, Aberaman; Robert Chas. Bowen, Aberaman; John Jenkins, Commerce Place; Elizabeth Jones, Car- diff Road; Geo. Hobbs, New Street, Godreaman; Geo. Ocock, Godreaman Margaret A. Williams, Blaennanty- groes, Cwmbach, 7s. 6d. each. Elias James, Cwmbach, 10s. and costs. Wm. Lloyd, Duffryn Road, Cwmbach; H. Smith, Park View, Abercwmboi; Mary Ann Coles, Park View Abercwmboi, 7s. 6d. each. David John Yard, Aber- cwmboi, 10s. and costs. Henry Davies, Abercwmboi, 7s. 6d. Henry Coles, Henry Street, Abercwmboi, 10s. and costs. John William Beynon, Jenkin Street, Abercwmboi, 10s. and costs. < The Dog Came Back. In one case the defendant declared that he had given the dog away since the first week in January. Mr. T. Marchant Harris defended, and said the dog had been given to a man in Cynon Row, Trecynon. The dog had returned to the original owner several times, but the real owner had taken out a licence since Jan. 18th. The licence was produced, and the case was dismissed. Others who were fined in respect of dog licences were: Philip Jones, Foun- dry Town; Mary Davies (farmer), Leon- ard Lee (Cwmbach), Edwin Reynolds. Cardiff Road, Ynyslwyd, 7s. 6d. each. David Thomas, Glanrhyd Street; Frank Dursden, Rosina Dorey, Wm. Meredith, Owen Hughes (Burns Street), Thos. Bowen (Burns Street), all of Cwmaman, 7s. 6d. eaeh. Daniel Evans, Cardiff Road, Ynys- lwyd, 10s. aad eosts each. Edward y Jones, Tudor Terrace, 10s. and costs. Sarah Jones, Rachel ilowells, Leonard Dowdeswell, Edwin Morgan, all of Tre- cynon, 7s. 6d. each; David Evans, Robertstown, 7s. 6d. Guardians Take Action. Thos. Groves was summoned for non- payment of a sum of £ 4 for his main- teiiance in the Infirmary. Defendant said he could pay 10s. down.—He was ordered to pay 15s. per month, or to to prison for one month. Deserters. Hugh Roberts and Morgan Ashford, two soldiers, of Mountain Ash, were charged with being deserters from the Welsh Regiment. Defendants gave themselves up at Penrhiwceiber Police Station on Tuesday at 11 p.m. The de- fendants were remanded to await an escort. The Tale of a Qlock. John Richards, Aberaman, was sum- moned by Marcus Wilmer, watch- maker, for assault on Easter Monday. Complainant, who was sworn in the Jewish fashion, with his hat on, said defendant met him and demanded a clock which he was repairing for his mother. Defendant hit him on the face and cut him. He complained to the police. Complainant was very voluble, and caused merriment by his quaint way of expressing himself. ) Mr. T. Marchant Harris, who repre- sented defendant, questioned plaintiff as to how long he had had the clock. Complainant replied that it was about U months. He did not raise his stick to strike defendant. I Sergt. Lane said the complainant came to him and said he had been as- saulted. He had a slight scratch on his face. Defendant's mother admitted that her son had had an altercation with plaintiff. Defendant was fined 5s. and costs. Paternity. Emily Bond, 17 Clarence Street, Miskin, summoned Thomas John, bar- man, to show cause, etc. Defendant had been served with the summons at Porthcawl, and did not appear. Complainant's mother said defendant I had admitted the paternity. An order for 3s. 6d. and costs was made. Mr. G. T. Davies appeared for com- plainant. Drunks. Wm. Jones, Lemuel Samuel, and Thomas Evans were charged with being drunk and disorderly. Jones was fined 5s. and costs; Samuel 10s. and costs; and Evans, who had four previous convictions this year, was fined 10s. and costs, and told that if he came there again he would be put on the black list. I Second Taffy. John Rees Thomas, no fixed abode; was charged with stealing a piece of beef, valued at 3s. Id., the property of Mr. F. W. Mander, Commercial Street. Evan Evans, a salesman in the em- ploy of Mr. Mander, said that during his absence from the shop defendant ran away with the piece of beef from ran away with the piece of beef from I the slab. He saw defendant going away with the meat under his arm. He took him back to the shop, and gave him into custody. Defendant was sent to prison for 14 j days. I Desertion. Henry Davies was charged by his wife, j Margaret, with desertion. The wife i said they had been married 17 years. Defendant left her six weeks ago. An order of 9s. per week was made.
Temperance Mission in Aberdare. ) Under the auspices of the Aberdare and District Band of Hope and Tem- perance Union Mr W. H. Wyngate Miller, missioner for the Western Tem- perance League, Plymouth, opened a ten days' gospel temperance mission on Saturday last at Carmel Hall. The Rev. James Whittock, the president, occupied the chair, supported by Mrs Reynolds, treasurer; Mrs Griffiths, president, B.W.T.A.; Mr Griff. Evans (Sons of Temperance); Mr George Parr, D.E.S., I.O.G.T., and the secretary, Mr Morgan Parr. Mr Miller, the missioner, gave an interesting and impressive address to the juveniles. On Sunday afternoon the Rev. 1. Morris, Ynysybwl, presided at a well- attended meeting at Bethania Chapel. Mr Wyngate Miller gave a vivid gospel sermonette. Miss Webb, Aberaman, sang a sweet solo. On Sunday evening there was a good attendance at Trinity Chapel, when the visiting minister, Rev. D. M. Rees, Tre- degar, presided. Mr Wyngate Miller on this occasion adopted as his text, The Danger of Taking Risks." On Monday evening at St. David's Presbyterian Church, the Rev. J. Robertson, M.A., presided, supported by the missioner and the union officials. Mr Wyngate Miller gave an inspiring address upon the present hopeful out- look of the Temperance movement. The beneficial operation of the Children's Act, the Temperance Syllabus issued by the Board of Education and its adoption by 250 of the 350 Educational Authorities, as well as the continued reduction in the drink bill, were signs of the times. At 6 p.m. on Monday there was a well- attended meeting at the Juvenile Rally held at Trinity Lecture Hall. Here Mr Wyngate Miller discoursed to the juveniles upon the treachery of sipping, and admonished them to keep to their total abstinence pledge. On Tuesday the missioner spoke on the need of Temperance agitation in view of the physical, mental, and moral injury resultant from the drink traffic. A number of pledgee have been taken. The meetings are continued, this evening (Thursday) being an evening of recitals, grave and gay, at Carmel Hall by the missioner, who will be supported by a number of artistes under the direction of Professor Tom Jones, L.R.A.M. Mrs C. A. George, Llwydcoed, will preside. A limited number of tickets are issued for reserved seats at 6d each.
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Aberdare Elections. Meetings in Cadlys Ward. On Friday evening a meeting was held at Gadlys Vestry to support the joint candidature of the Trades Council nominees, Messrs. E. Stonelake and J. Prowle, for the District Council and Guardians respectively. Mr. David Evans, Robertstown, presided. Mr. Stonelake, addressing the meet- ing, said he was out for the vacant seat i;i No. 2 Ward. He did not thrust himself upon the Ward. But he stood at the request of a large number of en- thusiastic Trade Unionists. He was going to fight, and fight in earnest. Mr Stonelake then dealt with the work of the Council in respect of sanitation, housing, electricity, and tramways. The electric light undertaking was a great financial success. For the year cnd- ing March 31st it would yield a gross rc\ enue of 11.1 per cent., or a nett profit o: about £ 420. The whole Council v ere now—with perhaps one notable excep- tion—converted to the idea of Municipal Electricity and Trams. Mr. Stonelake outlined the important projects the Council had before them, and appealed for support in order that he might assist in continuing the work which had been so well begun. Councillor Idwal Thomas then spoke iii Welsh, and fully explained the differ- ent phases of the electrical department, demonstrating its success. He also dealt with tramways "and housing, and the many problems that were now await- ing solution by the Council. He hoped that the electors would return Mr. Stonelake, whose experience in local government was the finest in the dis- trict. Air. J.ohn Prowle dwelt exhaustively on the work of the Merthyr Guardians, the projects which had been carried into effect and others which were being pro- ceeded with, and some that were con- templated. Referring to the Industrial Farm in Trecynon, he believed that it would be a valuable asset to the rate- payers. He was confident that it would prove a success—ifnancially and moral- ly. He also showed how wealthy com- panies were exploiting the ratepayers in ratable matters, while the small owners paid more than their dues. The present system of rating by the Merthyr en Assessment Committee had been estab- lished at a time when colliery owners and ironmasters ruled the roost. To- day they had seen Labour Members on that committee and a Labour Chair- man. They had rendered great service to the ratepayers, and if re-elected his next shot would be with the view of get- ting the offices of the P.D. and BwIIfa and their new modern machinery on the rate books. Mr. J. B. Arnold eulogised the good work performed by both Mr. Stonelake and Mr. Prowle, and proposed a vote of confidence in them. Mr. W. Rosser seconded, and the motion was carried without opposition. The same evening a meeting of the Liberal candidates for the same Ward was held in Ebenezer Vestry, Mr. Wm. Jones presiding. There were present: Mr. T. Williams, ward chairman and treasurer of the Aberdare Y.L. League Mr. Lewis Evans, ward secretary; Mr. T. Marchant Harris, election secretary; Rev. J. D. Rees, and the three candi- dates, Messrs. Tom Lewis and Ogwen Williams for the District Council, and T. D. Williams for the Guardians. Mr. David Morris touched upon the questions and schemes which agitated the electorate at the present time, for instance, the sewage and seven day licences. The colliers were going in for a week of 5 days, and yet some of their leaders supported a movement which involved seven days labour. Was this consistent? The three candidates then addressed the meeting. Mr. T. D. Williams stated that he had been born in the ward, and hlld lived all his life there. He had taken active part in the social and re- ligious life of the district. He had per- sonal knowledge of the work of Board of Guardians, and had come in close contact with the poor of the district. He had conversed with most local people in receipt of relief. He had at- tended Relief Committees, and also meetings of the full Board. The Board had, he feared, wasted a great deal of public money recently. If returned his experience as an accountant would stand him in good stead while transacting the finances of the Board. Mr. Ogwen Williams claimed that during hisfenure as Guardian he had been faithful to the working men of Aberdare. If elected on the Council he would favour equal terms for all teach- ers irrespective of creed or sect. Party questions should not interfere with per- sonal merit. He was glad that Tre- cynon was to the front in social ques- tions. Mr. T. Lewis held that the District Council rates were not going up un- reasonably. It was over in Merthyr that the money was spent. They could economise still more in Aberdare were it not for the limitations of the Local Government Board. The remedy to this would be Home Rule for Wales. Thanks to the Aberdare press, the people of the locality were far better informed of the doings of the local governing body than they were 12 years ago. The proposed sewage scheme would cost a consider- able sum, but not so much as the Sur- veyor estimated. Mr. Lewis dealt also with the water problem. Councillor George Powell said that the salvation of this country lay in Liberalism. Mr. Powell went on to deal with the huge undertakings which the Aberdare Council had recently embarked upon. He held that the work of the Council demanded the strictest and most earnest attention of every member. He was surprised at the indifferent attend- ance of some representatives when mat- ters of the gravest importance were concerned. Mr. Ogwen Williams having assured the meeting that he would support the six days licences, a vote of confidence in the three candidates was passed, on the motion of Mr. David Richards, seconded by Mr. John Davies, Maesydre. Another meeting in support of the Liberal Candidates, viz., Messrs. Thos. Lewis, Ogwen Williams, and T. D. Wil- liams, was held at Bethel Vestry on Tuesday evening. Mr. David John, Trecynon, occupied the chair. Mr. T. Lewis, in the course of his address, said that the development of new industries locally were frustrated by the alarming increase in the rates. Years ago there were several iron works in and around the town, now there was not. one. Why should iron ore he sent to Middlesbrough to be smelted and all the expenses of transit paid? They ought to he able to carry out this work locally, and convert the ore into rails. Tn order to lessen the burden of the present ratepayers they must find a new source of taxation. i Mr. Ogwen Williams and Mr. T. D. j. Williams also spoke. ] Councillor George Powell spoke at some length on the question of obtain- ing a site for a new school at Gadlys. The price asked for was so extortionate that they had decided to go in for a pro- visional order and purchase under cer- tain powers granted by Parliament. It would be interesting to know, when the arrangements were completed, which would be the cheaper-provisional order or pay the sum asked for by the land- owner. Rev. E. J. Gruffydd also spoke, and questions were put to the candidates. Labour Candidates' Meeting. The Rev. T. E. Nicholas, Glais, is announced to address a meeting in Ebenezer Hall, Trecynon, on Friday evening, April 4th, in support of the candidature of Mr. E. Stonelake (Council) and Mr. J. Prowle (Guard- ians). No. V. Ward. A meeting was held on Wednesday morning at Aberaman Hall Committee Rooms in support of the Labour Candi- dates in the Council and Guardians Elec- tions. Mr. Jonah Lewis, Cwmaman, presided. The question of Mr. J. T. Norman's candidature was considered, and it was unanimously resolved to in- vite him to take the platform with the other Labour Candidates for the Ward. An open-air meeting in support of the Labour Candidates was held on Monday night at Abercwmboi, when the meeting was addressed by Councillor Illtyd Hop- kins, Guardian William Thomas, and the two new Labour Candidates, Messrs. J. Evans and J. T. Norman. Mr. Hopkins snoke on the past work oi the Council, and outlined its future policy.—Guardian Wm. Thomas referred to the special work done by the labour members of the Board of Guardians.— Mr. John Evans explained his views on the question of Poor Law, and Mr. Norman defined his position and ex- pounded his views. He made a strong appeal to the audience to realize the efficiency of the ballot-box as a means to improve their conditions. No. 1 Ward. Meetings in support of the candida- ture of Mr. John Davies were held on Friday last at Nebo, Cwmdare, and Soar, Llwydcoed. The Cwmdare meeting was presided over by Mr. John Parry, Btvllfa Road. Mr. Davies addressed the meeting, giv- ing his views on the duties of Poor Law Administrators. He emphasised the responsibilities' of the community re- garding the children. Whatever the opinion, and however much we might differ with regard to the character and conduct of negligent and worthless par- ents, the children under the care of the Guardians should not suffer. Our duty, as believers in the great principle of the Brotherhood of Christ, is to give them the best environment possible. The Rev. G. Neighbour, Mountain Ash, in a breezy speech, supported the candidate, and advocated very strongly the principle of Labour Representation. The electors present undertook enthu- siastically to work in order that Mr. Davies should be returned successfully on the Board of Guardians.' Another meeting will be held at Cwmdare on Friday, in order to defend Labour Mem- bers against certain insinuations made at another meeting this week. At Llwydcoed, Messrs. John Jenkins, ex-Guardian, and John Prowle, Guard- ian, addressed the meeting. Each re- commended the candidate to the favour of the electors. Mr. Prowle mentioned that he knew of no man in Aberdare I who had given closer and more sympath- etic attention and study of child life than Mr. Davies. He had also made a special study of the life of the people in their industrial and social relationships. He (Mr. Prowle) wished very strongly that Mr. Davies would be successful, be- cause the Board, in its dealings with poor and defective children, needed the help of social reformers of his type. The candidate, who had now returned from Cwmdare, explained his views to the meeting. A vote of confidence was passed, and a number of willing helpers promised their support. On Tuesday evening, at Bryn Seion Vestry, Trecynon, a joint meeting in support of Mr. John Davies (No. 1 Ward) and Mr. Edward Davies (No. 2 Ward) was held. Mr. Matt Lewis was voted to the chair. In a few appropri- ate sentences the chairman introduced the speakers. Mr. Edward Davies, the candidate for No. 2, unfortunately could not be present, being laid up with ill- ness. Mr. John Davies addressed the meeting in Welsh. He was supported by Councillor E. Stonelake, who gave a high tribute of appreciation to the char- acter and good qualities of the two can- didates. Councillor Idwal Thomas also advo- cated very strongly the merits of the candidates. Mr. Edward Davies had been his teacher in Sunday School at Bryn Seion, and he was pleased to say now that they were fellow-scholars in social study and co-workers in social re- form. Mr John Davies he had known for years, and knew him as an earnest and enthusiastic worker in the cause of the people.—A vote of confidence was passed. Mr. Davies will address the Hirwain electors on Thursday evening at the Mount Pleasant Vestry at 6 o'clock; and at Cwmdare on Friday night at 6 o'clock, and Penywain at 7.30; Llwyd- coed Saturday, at 6.
Grand Theatre, Aberaman. This week large and appreciative au- diences patronise the above place of amusement. The Great Vandinoff has failed to appear, but an excellent sub- stitute has been found in the person of Dexter, who is the only original ambi- dexterous artist. He received a capital reception at each house. Miss Kitty Grey, a child vocalist, only 16 years, is a great success in her vocalisation, which is fresh and sweet. She is accorded a splendid reception, and acts her part with ability. Ted Kamo and Co. is a good turn. They create roars of laugh- ter in their sketch, entitled "The Dinner Hour." They are a smart and clever lot of knock-abouts. The sporting picture, entitled Fox Hunting," will be retained for the rest of the week by request. Other excellent films are: The Pass of St. Gothard," "Three Friends," The Trail of Cards," and "For Two Pins." The Palace Band, under the direction of Mr Bert Phillips, play the selection Faust."
Memorial Hall, Aberdare. Mr C. R. Vicary, 13, Dean Street, has been appointed by the committee to be secretary in charge of the Memorial Hall and adjoining rooms, in place of Mr J. E. Tremellen: all applications for these buildings should in future be made to Mr Vicary.
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Aberdare Chamber of Trade. The monthly meeting of the Aberdare Chamber of Trade was held at Miles' Restaurant on Tuesday, being under the presidency of Mr. C. R. Vicary, supported by Mr. A. E. Harmston (sen- ior vice-president), Mr. T. W. Griffiths (junior vice-president), with Mr. E. Howells Evans, secretary. More Trains to Porthcawl. Some letters were read from other Chambers of Trade respecting the efforts of the Aberdare Chamber to get a better train service to Porthcawl. The Glyn Neath Chamber suggested that the Aberdare Chamber should try and get a better service in the summer months, when they would have a better chance to succeed. Mr. Harmston moved that they do this, as it was not right that they should give in after only the first refus- al. He thought they should approach Pontypool with this in view. The resolution was carried. Presentation to Mr. T. W. Criffiths. The executive committee recommend- ed that the proposed presentation to the former secreary, Mr T. W. Griffiths, should take place at the Memorial Hall on April 15th, when a supper and con- cert will be held, and the following committee was appointed to carry out the arrangements: Messrs. Tom Evans, Eschle, D. W. Williams, R. L. Berry, T. Lloyd (sen.), Illtyd Williams, and the officers. There was some discussion as to whether ladies should be invited, and one member wanted to know whether they were afraid of the suffragettes. A vote was taken, and it was seen that seven voted for and nine against. Then the voting was challenged by the supporters of the "militants," and the result was that the members re- pented of their sins, and as Mr. Harm- ston said, "recanted," and a unanimous motion was passed that the ladies be invited. Doctor's Question. Mr. D. Morris Powell brought for- ward a very important question bearing upon the question of medical attend- ance.. He said it was a very delicate question, but one that demanded their consideration as tradespeople. His con- tention was that in the past tradesmen had been made to suffer in regard to the bills for medical attendance because they were charged on a higher rate than other people paid. Doctors made I different charges on different people be- cause they thought tradesmen could afford more. He suggested that the Chamber could do a lot of good in this matter by amalgamating together in getting the services of a doctor or doc- tors at so much per member per annum. He thought this could be done, and then tradesmen woujd not then have to fear. a big bill when illness came, for this was a very expensive time, and many tradesmen were crippled by it. It would benefit the doctors, too, because they would get an assured income. He had no doubt it would be a great bene- fit to them if they formed themselves into an association for this purpose. He moved that they invite the doctors of the town to state their terms for attend- ing members of the Chamber at so much per head. Mr. R. H. Miles said the question was an important one, and they should consider it thoroughly. He suggested that the best thing to do was to relegate it to the executive committee to consider and report. Mr. Berry supported Mr. Powell, al- though he had no cause for complaint himself. He thought it would he great boon to them. Mr. T.i W. Griffiths said that though he sympathised with Mr. Powell he did not think they as a Chamber could do anything in the matter. Several members stated that they al- ready had an arrangement with their doctors to pay a lump sum. doctors to pay a lump sum. Tn the end Mr. Miles' suggestion was agreed to. un_ 1 Printed and Published at their Printing Works, 19 Cardiff Street, Aberdare. in the County of Glamorgan, bv thf Proprietors, W. Pugh and J. f Rowlands.
j Letters to the Editor. THE MEDICAL QUESTION AT THE MOUNT. Sir,—In your issue of last week under the heading of The Medical Question in the Mount," you publish a statement made by a man that his son had had an injury to his head at the colliery, and had gone to Dr Evans' surgery, and had been refused treatment. I wish to re- pudiate any such statement, and to say that no such occurrence has taken place, for we have not refused treat- ment to any injured person during the present crisis. As the publishing of such a statement among the many readers of votir paper is calculated to injure one's reputation, T ask you to be good enough to furnish me with the name and ad- dress of the man who made the state- ment; also the name and address of the man who was injured, and the date when he was supposed to have come to our surgery, and to give publicity to this letter in the columns of your paper.-I I remain, yours faithfully, ARTHUR T. JONES. 1 Richmond Road, Mountain Ash. I — j
PENRHIWCEIBER. l.O.G.T. (PIONEER LODGE). — The weekly meeting was held in Bethesda Hall on Friday evening, and was pre- sided over by the C.T., Bro. John Thomas. An address was given by Bro. James Flalliday, District Secretary. Bros. Charles Archer presented the re- I port of the visit of the representatives to the District Lodge at Cwmdare. A vote of thanks was given to the District Secretary, who briefly responded. One new member was initiated by the C.T., Bro. James Thomas. BILLIARDS. A very successful billiard handicap was completed on Mon- day evening, resulting in Mr Norman, postman, securing the first prize. A special prize of a cue and case was given by Messrs Burroughes and Watts for the highest break made during the handicap, which was won by Mr Wil- liam Richards, viz., 37. The result of the semi-final is as follows:—T. Gibbon, received 70, total, 200, v. J. Bevan, rec. j :tl), 188; G. Norman, rec. 70, 200 v. H. Hughes, rec. 5, 188. Final, G. Norman, roc. 70, 200 v. T. Gibbon, rec. 70, 188. First. Mr G. Norman; 2nd, Mr T. Gibbon; 3rd. Mr J. Bevan; 4th, Mr H. Hughes. CANTATA. A splendid performance of the cantata, entitled Charles o'r Bain. was given on Monday evening at the Workmen's Hall by Miss Marjorie Thomas's choir, who performed the same piece not long ago at Carmel Chapel. The proceeds were towards the funds of Hebron Welsh Congregational Church. Ynysboeth. Councillor Evan Morris presided over a large audience. The first part of the programme was as f(,Ilov% -,Solo, Swallows." Miss M. Thomas: HOlo, "Cartref," Mr Jacob Richards; solo, Mr T. J. Douglas; solo, Neges y Blodeuyn," Miss Amy Jen- kins; solo, "Cymru Fydd," Madam Reynolds Davies. In "Charles o'r Bala" the artistes were: Soprano, Miss Amy JeAkins; contralto. Miss Annie Thomas; tenor, Mr T. J. Lewis; baritone, Mr Ijewis Jones; bass, Mr T. J. Douglas. The accompanist was Mr D. L. Rich- ards. > MORJAH (C.M.).-An excellent lec- ture wa-s delivered at the above place on Wednesday evening, March 27th, to an appreciative audience by the well- known lecturer, the Rev. Philip Jones, T.landilo, on The Apostles of Wales." The lecturer gave a brief history of some of the stalwarts of the faith who lived in Wales in the 16th and 17th centuries, and the perseverance and hardships endured by them when preach- ing the gospel to a nation that had lost all sympathy towards the good. His descriptive manner kept the audience spell-bound. In the unavoidable ab- ] sein e of Mr Gwilym Jones, solicitor, j Mountain Ash, the chair was taken by j the Rev. J. 0. Jenkins. Votes of thanks f were accorded the lecturer and chair- man. proposed by the Rev. R. Gwmryn Jones, and seconded by Mr W. Myrddin Hicks. YNYSYBWL. f NOX-UXfONISM. — On April 1st alxmt .">60 workmen of the Lady Windsor ( Colliery handed in 28 days' notice to ter- s initiate contract of employment owilig to o non-unionists in the collierv. i TABERNACLE M.I.S. On Friday a evening the members of the above [:0- j ciety were entertained to a lecture by Mr T. H, Williams. Cardiff. The sub- | r] jocf. was A night with old Welsh ( preachers." The Rev. A. Jones, B.A., i — i presided, and proposed a vote of thanks to the lecturer, and Councillor Jainee Evans seconded. INTERMENT. The funeral of Mis* Miriam Davies, Clive Terrace, daughtf'r of the late Mr and Mrs Daniel Davies, took place at the local cemetery o* Monday afternoon. The chief mourn- ers were: Thomas Jones, grand- mother; Masters Gwilym and Thoma* John Davies, brothers; Misses Maggie and Annie Davies, sisterfe; Mr and Mr* John Lewis, aunt; Mr Thomas Jones, uncle; Mr and Mrs John Jones, uncle. The Rev. A. Jones, B.A., Tabernacle, officiated. A LECTURE was given by the Rev. D. Griffiths (blind preacher), Colwyn Bay, at Zion English Baptist Chapel oi Monday evening. "The Heroes of Dark- ness" proved a very interesting sub- ject. The chair was taken by the Rev. W. Williams (English Congregational), who proposed a vote of thanks to the lecturer. Mr Richard Woosnam (juil.) seconded. The Rev. D. Griffiths (lec- turer) proposed, and the Rev. D. Rich- ards (Glyn Street English C.M.) second- t ed a vote of thanks to the chairman. The proceeds were in aid of the churck funds. [ ABERAMAN. ELECTION MEETINGS. A large number of the electors of the No. 5 Ward attended a public meeting held on Tuesday evening last at Saron Ysgoldy to support the Labour candidates for the Board of Guardians and Council. The chair was taken by Mr John Lewis, Cwmaman. The meeting was addressed by the candidates, Messrs D. J. Phil- lips, W. Thomas, and John Evane (Guardians); Illtyd Hopkins and J. T. Norman (Council) on various questons. A resolution was unanimously carried pledging the meeting to do all in its power to return the Labour candidates. INTERMENT. The mortal remains of the late Mrs John Lloyd, of 20, Cyno. Street, were interred at the Aberdar* Cemetery on Saturday last. The officia- ting minister was the Rev. W. I). Morris, Cwmaman. The appended were the mourners:—1st coach, Messrs John Lloyd, husband; John and Moses Lloyd, sons; Edith Lloyd, daughter, and Mrs Davies, grandmother; 2nd coach, Miss Mary Hannah Morgan, cousin; Mr Tohm Morgan, cousin; Mr and Mrs David Wil- liams, sister and brother-in-law, and Mr* John, cousin: 3rd coach, Mrs Thomas, Mrs Phillips, and Mrs Edwards, cousins; Mrs Llewelyn, and Mr David Rees; 4th coach, Evan Thomas, David Jones, John Jeffreys, Mrs Williams, and Mrs Mason.
Aberdare Cinema. "SAPHO" NEXT WEEK. On the last three days of this week H On the Steps of the Throne has been secured, and will be presented at Aber- dare's popular Electric Theatre. Our Navv will still continue to be shown. j This film is in eight parts. The first part has now been shown; the re- maining seven are to be seen as follows April 3rd—Events incident to the Boy's Career; April 7th—Story of the Boy completed; April 10th—Training of our Navy; April 14th—Instruction in Naval Warfare: April 17th-Cruise on a Battleship; April 21-How our Navy prepares for War; April 24--4)ur Navy at War. Each part to be shown three days. For next week Mr Louis S. Clarke has booked for the Cinema Sapho," a magnificent production of the play that Olga Nethersole made famous the whole world over. One might very safely pre- dict that a Clarke's the Man" is des- tined again to have his picture theatre packed every night throughout the week. This film has not only the name of "Sapho" to conjure with, but possesses intrinsic qualities of worth that can only be estimated at a high standard. .In it the art of the actor is given a fine and graphic expression, and in photo- graphic effect the film could scarcely be better. Add to these two important features a setting to a story that is of itself of absorbing interest, replete with charm and realism, and it is not difficult to infer that in Sapho Mr Clarke is screening an exclusive of exceptional interest and worth. The story (no easy one to adapt) has been treated with great care and delicacy. The adaptation embodies practically every single inci- dent in Alphonso Daudit's novel. It is a study of a complex character under- going regeneration by the strength of a pure affection following a glut of amours that have only had their prompt- ing, and there is a pathos about the incidents which is bound to impress deeply all who witness its unfolding. One's sympathies go out to the womai in spite of herself.