The HAIRDRESSING SALOON lately eonducted by Mr. Philip R. Davies, at 1 Canon Street (opposite Post Office), Aberdare, !„ RE-OPENED. »- -—— Vibro Massage, Shampooing & other Specialities. Absolute Cleanliness and First-class Attention Guaranteed. Note Address:— I Canon Street (E"ls„c" Jh"), opposite Pflst Office, Aberdare.
Arrears. Nephie Jones, Aberdare, was sum- moned in respect of paternity arrears, amounting to £3 13s. 6d. Defendant said he had stopped send- ing the complainant any money because ho could not get receipts. The Bench ordered him to pay 20s. at once; another 20s. in a fortnight; and 6s. a week afterwards until the arrears were cleared; in default 6 weeks im- prisonment. Defendant: That would be a nice holiday. (Laughter.)
Cricket. MOUNTAIN ASH V. ABERCYNON. Mountain Ash paid a visit to Aber- cynon last Saturday afternoon. An interesting match resulted in a win for Basin boys by 32 runs. Chowles bowled well for the visitors, and took 3 wickets for 22 runs. H.* Davies did the damage amongst the Old Firm's wickets, taking 7 for 25. Mulvey (scored 29 not, out. Full score appended: Mountain Ash.—Onions, c. Kelly, b Davies, 2; Chowles, c. Kelly., b. Suther- land, 3; G. Williams, e. Richards, b Davies, 2; H. Mulvey, not out, 29; ('. Bye, run out, 7; A. Gibbon, h. Davies, 0; S. Netherway, c. Tucker, b. Davies, 3; W. Eynon, b Davies, 0; H. James, b Davies, 0; D. Masters, c. Owen, h. Shipton, 2; D. Griffitli-4, c. Kelly, h. Davies, 1; extras, 3; total-, 52. Abercynon.—P. Tucker, run out, 2; R. Richards, b. Gibbons. 10; J. Taylor. c Bve. b James, 9; S. Shipton. b Gibbon, 1; Sutherland, run out, 1; H. Davies, C. Gibbons, h. Chowles. 18: Rev. -T. E. Jones, c. and b. Chowles, 11; M. Owen, b. Chowles, 7; R. Kelly, c. Gibbon, h. .Tames, 2; W. Powell,b. Gibbon. 10; D. Rogers, not out, 2; extras, 11; total, 34.
Aberdare Police Court. < Wednesday, Juno 18th.—Before Sir T. j Marchant Williams (Stipendiary), ] Messrs. D. P. Davies, L. N. Williams 1 and D. W. Jones.
Ejectment. i Mr. W. Thomas applied for an eject- ment order against the tenant of 43 Wind Street, Aberdare. -G ranted.
Drunks. Thomas Bevan, in Gooseberry Hill, Godreaman, on a Sunday, 10s. and costs. John Morrisey, in Glanaman Road, Cwmaman, 10s. and costs. Philip Jones, Trecynon, in Gadlys Road, 10s. and costs.
Obstruction. Wm. Lewis and Wm. Tasker, accord- ing to the evidence of P.C. Rees, were fighting and obstructing Green Street, Aberdare. Defendants were not pres- ent, and fines of 40s. and costs, each were inflicted.
Sleeping at Ysguborwen Colliery. Fredk. Chandler, Thomas Oliver and Rd. Charles were summoned for a breach of colliery rules. Mr. W. Ken- shole prosecuted, and Mr. W. Thomas defended Chandler and Charles. John Garrett, 5 Bryncynon Terrace, j Cwmdare, said he was a night fireman at Ysguborwen Colliery. On going round the colliery he found the defend- ants lying near the coal face fast asleep. That was about 3.15 a.m. The lamps were lit, and were close by. He aroused Chandler, and told him that he could not allow that to go on.. He woke the other two by "poking" them with his walking stick. They said nothing. There was a full tram in the place then, which should have been un- loaded. By Mr. W. Thomas: The men started work at 10 p.m. There was a fall of stone, which was being cleared by re- pairers. The repairers were not present in Court to complain that they did not have sufficient clearance. Stipendiary (to Mr. Thomas) Do you say that the defendants are entitled to sleep if they have nothing else to do? Mr. W. Thomas: I contend that Chandler and Charles did not sleep. I would not be here if I did not believe their story. Stipendiary: Oh, I don't know. Soli- citors are not bound to believe their clients' stories. In reply to further questions by Mr. W. Thomas, witness said that Oliver was snoring. It was said that Charles and Chandler had told Oliver to go away. Stipendiary: Yes, because Oliver's snoring interfered with their sle. (Laughter.) W. Eynon, manager, deposed that Garrett reported to him that the de- fendants were caught sleeping. Chandler, 1 Scuborwen Cottages, gave evidence on his own behalf, and said he had done a good night's work, and could not have had time to sleep. Stipendiary: That proves nothing. I have had a nap in Court, and disposed of 300 cases in three hours. Witness added that when Garrett charged him with sleeping he called a man 15 yards away to "co-operate" what he (witness) said. (Laughter.) Fines of 10s. and costs each were im- posed
Damage to Trees. Walter Davies, an adult, and Wm. John Simon, a boy, of Cwmbach, were summoned by Thomas Davies, who said, that defendants had damaged trees on tho Abernantygroes estate. Simon was discharged and Davies was fined 10s. and costs and 6d. damage..
Watchman Assaulted. < Samuel Lucas, watchman employed by the Aberdare Tramway Contractors, summoned Wm. Williams for assault. Lucas said he was on night duty near the Town Hall. Defendant came on the scene and insisted on walking back and fore. When witness spoke to him he was struck until his mouth bled. Witnesses were called for the prosecu- tion, and defendant was ordered to pay 40s. and costs.
Alleged Betting Transactions. Serious Charges Against an Aberdare Landlord and Others. Constable Disguised as Unemployed Carpenter. This was a case in which a great deal of public interest was taken, scores of people failing to get admission into Court to hear the proceedings. The charges were formulated as follows:- David Williams, landlord of the Glos- ters Arms, Aberdare, (1) with keeping and using the Glosters Arms for the purpose of betting; (2) being the occu- pier of a certain house, viz., the Glosters Arms, unlawfully did keep or use the said house for the purpose of betting with persons resorting thereto; (3) being the occupier of a certain hoytse situated in Gloster Stteet, unlawfully knowingly and wilfully did permit the said house to be used for the purpose of betting. Wm. Davies, 15 Ynyslwyd Street, described as a traveller, (1) with using the Glosters Arms for the purpose of betting; (2) unlawfully did assist one David Williams in conducting the Glos- ters Arms for the purpose of betting; (3) did unlawfully use the Glosters Arms for the purpose of betting; (4) unlawfully and wilfully obstruct the police whilst in the execution of their duty. I David Rees Lewis, 19 Fothergill Street, (1) with resorting to the Glos- ters Arms for the purpose of betting; (2) did unlawfully assist one David Wil- liams in using the Glosters Arms for the purpose of betting. s Mr. W. Kenshole prosecuted for the police, and Mr. W. Thomas defended Williams and Davies. Lewis was un- represented In opening, Mr. Kenshole said that the practice of using licensed houses in the town had become very prevalent, but there was a great difficulty in dis- covering the offenders. The owners of the houses evidently know of what was going on, and had set traps. The local Eolice, in order to capture the offenders, ad called in an outside officer from Abergwynfe. This officer came dis- guised as a carpenter out of employ- ment, and went to the Glosters Arms on three days, June 10th, 11th and 12th. On these days he found bets being made. Bets were taken by Williams from the officer himself, and Williams' wife and barmaid had handed bets to Williams. The defendant Davies assisted Williams in the betting transactions. The other defendant, Lewis, had also passed slips of paper to Williams. A well-known bookmaker named Ted Lewis had also visited the place. A raid on the premises was made on June 12th. When the warrant was read Lewis (one of defendants) tried to escape. The barmaid apparently saw the police coming, and the defend- ant Dfvies tried to prevent the police coming in. Stipendiary: There isn't much in that. Mr. W. Thomas: Do I understand that the charge of obstruction is to be withdrawn ? Stipendiary: We shall see at the end. At this stage Mr. Thomas said that his clients elected to be tried at Quar- ter Sessions. Lewis was advised to do the same. P.C. Frederick Crees said he was stationed at Abergwynfe. From in- structions received he visited the Glosters Arms, Aberdare, on Tuesdav, June 10th. He got there about 9.20 a.m. He went disguised as a carpenter with a bag of tools. He left the bag in charge of the barmaid. He returned ac 12.45 the same day, going in through the back door. He saw Williams, the landlord, and handed him a slip of paper on which were written the names of 2 horses running that day, and Is. The landlord took it and said "All right." Witness then went to the back yard and saw Davies, known as "Will Pink." Witness did not know his name was Davies then. He had known him prev- iously. They had a conversation, and Davies asked him what he was on. Witness replied "I've backed Sorti- lige." Davies asked him to come and have a drink. They then went to the lounge, where the landlord and four men sat. The "Sporting Life" and "Wes- tern Mail" were on the table. Some of the men were reading the newspapers. Three of the men wrote something on slips of paper and handed them, with money, to the landlord, who looked at them, and placed them in his pocket. Another man came in, and said some- thing tq the landlord, who took a long slip of paper from his waistcoat pocket and examined it, afterwards handing money to the man. Mrs. Williams came in and handed a slip of paper and money to the landlord, who placed them in his pocket. The man said something to Mrs. Williams, which wit- ness did not catch. The barmaid came in, handed a slip of paper and a coin to the landlord, who looked at thenf and placed them in his pocket. Two men came in, and they also had bets, hand- ing the money to the landlord. The barmaid again returned and said some- thing to the landlord, who replied, "No, there is nothing." Davies, who was near, said, "I'll settle with him now." Davies took the slip from the landlord, and went from the lounge into the bar. He was away for two minutes, and came back saying to the landlord, "It's all right." Davies had another drink, and afterwards said to the landlord: "I suppose I can go now." T'helandlord answered "All right." This was about 1.15 p.m. Witness observed the "Sporting Life" in the bar. He re- ported progress that afternoon to his superior officers. Stipendiary Any more sportingnews in that than in the "South Wales Daily News"? Witness: The "Sporting Life" is en- tirely devoted to sport. Stipendiary: So are all daily papers, are they not? (Laughter.)
Second Day's Incidents. On Wednesday, June 11th, he went to the lounge. There was no one pres- ent and he indulged hi a drink. (Laughter.) The landlord and another man came in. The former asked the man if he wanted a carpenter. Shortly afterwards Mrs. Williams came in, and handed slips to her husband. She went out and brought back more slips. A tradesman came in* and read the "Sporting Life," afterwards asking the landlord for a piece of paper. The land- lord gave him a small notebook with perforated leaves. The tradesman in question then gave a slip of money to the landlord. I Witness proceeded to state that a number of slips were handed to the landlord subsequently by men%who call- ed in and by the barmaid on behalf of certain men. Lewis, one of the defend- ants, came in and had a drink. The landlord lent him a small notebook, on which Lewis wrote something, handing a leaf back to the landlord, with some money. Lewis: You are saying an untruth, anyhow. Stipendiary: Wait, wait, you shall have a chance again. Witness: The landlord placed all the slips together in an envelope. A man addressed as Mr. Jones came in and
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Third Day's Doings. On Thursday I went to the lounge at 9.30. During the absence of the land- lord some men came in. Mrs. Wil- liams came in from the bar and handed the landlord a slip of paper and eoin. The slip was placed in an envelope. One man asked Williams for a slip of paper, which was handed to him from a notebook. The man wrote on it, and gave it with some money to the land- lord. Another man said: "What about yesterday?" The landlord replied: "He's not arrived yet." Witness went on to describe other bets transacted, including one by the defendant Lewis, and himself (witness). Witness said he wrote on the slip "Agnet, Is. win, Crees." With the slip he paid Is. The landlord put it in an envelope. Witness told Lewis he was going to have some dinner. Lewis said "I'm waiting for him." He then observed William Davies going towards the kitchen. Witness then gave the signal to Police Officers to come in. P.S. Canton and others came in. Wit- ness made his way across the yard to the kitchen door. He tried to push the door open, and saw Davies pushing against him. With the assistance of P.S. Canton the door was forced open. They found the landlord, Davies and the barmaid there. There was a heap of silver coins on the table, near where the landlord was sitting. P.S. Canton read the warrant, and witness said, pointing to the landlord: "I saw this man receiving betting slips and money this last three days from numerous people, including his wife and the bazi maid, who brought them in from the bar. I've also made bets with him my- self. The slips are inside an envelope in his inside coat pocket, and the money is on the table and in his trousers pocket." P.S. Canton then searched him. I have also seen tbw man (point- ing to Davies) with betting and pay-out slips, making calculations and assist- ing the landlord. Mr. Kenshole: You have known Wm. Davies before?—Yes. Mr. Kenshole You have had reason to ascertain that he was a bookmaker? —Yes. By Mr. W. Thomas: The Glosters was not a very large house. The ground floor was not very large. He did not know Aberdare very well. He had made three bets himself. Mr. Thomas: Did you bet with the object of spotting the winner?—Yes. Stipendiary: It is difficult to know what horse will win. Witness said he did bet on horses that were running. Not many men stood him drinks in the house—about two. He was offered work, and was treated kindly. Mr. Thomas How many men were on the premises when the raid was made? -7 or 8. And the only ones engaged in betting were the men that are here to-dav?— Yes. At this point the Stipendiary an- nounced that Lewis would be dis- charged. P.S. Canton stated that at 12.30 on Thursday he accompanied Sergt. South and other officers to the Glosters Arms. In the kitchen he found David Williams, Wm. Davies, and the barmaid. As he approached the house he saw -the bar- maid leave through the front door. Witness joined the last witness, and at- tempted to go in through the door lead- ing to the kitchen. The kitchen door was ajar, and the defendant Davies was forcing the door against them to pre- vent them entering. Crees and wit- ness were the stronger, and succeeded in entering. In the scuffle a bottle of liquor got broken. They found Wil- liams sitting in the chair, Wm. Davies by the door, and the young woman in the kitchen. Witness read the war- rant to defendants, and informed them that Crees was a member of the force, and had been in the house Tuesday, Wednesday and that morning. He had seen bets being made on those three days. Then Crees made a statement similar to the one he made in court. The landlord was sitting at a table, on which there was £ 3 6s. 6d., chiefly in florins and Is. and 6d. pieces. He found 8 betting slips containing the names of horses which were that day running.. Those slips contained the names of 22 horses, with a bet on each horse. Among the slips he found one ("produced), and on which was written the name of Crees. Crees identified that as the one he handed to Williams. In the safe he found a cheque for £10 and a covering letter from a commission agent in Cardiff. It referred to a being transaction and read, "I enclose cheque for £ 10 to settle the above." Witness searched W. Davies, and found £ 18 3s. 6d. on him, also a racing calen- der and sporting newspaper. Witness charged Williams with keeping the Glosters Arms for purposes of betting relating to horse racing on June 10, 11 and 12. Williams replied, "I reserve my defence." When charged with using the Glosters Arms for purposes of betting Wm. Davies said, "I have nothing to say." 1 F.S. South stated that in company with Sergt. Canton and other officers ho visited the Glosters Arms. In the kitchen he found the landlord, the land- lady, Wm. Davies and the barmaid. Witness corroborated the evidence of Sergt. Canton. He had a conversation with Davies, and he said he had given up betting on the day of the raid. Wit- ness had known Davies for 15 months. He carried on the business of a com- mission agent. Defendants were committed to the Quarter Sessions, bail in R20 each being allowed. Stipendiary (to Mr. Kenshole) Are vou not proceeding against the barmaid ilso ?—No. Stipendiary: She ought to be prose- cuted really, because she assisted in the management. If she had been prose- nited she also would have been sent for :ria 1..
Licensing. Mr. J. D. Thomas applied for the ransfer of the Locomotive Inn, Aber- lare, from L. 1. Deere to Jas. D. Crow- ey.—Granted. Mr. W. Thomas applied for the transfer of the Cardiff Arms, Hirwain, from W. Davies to Reginald Barry, of Treharris.- -Granted.
Stolen Watch. Isaac L. Evans (16) was charged with stealing a watch, the property of Wm. Evans, 2o North View Terrace, Aber- aman. Wm. Evans said that he hung the watch on a nail one night and went to bed. Defendant was in the house on a visit and staying the night. Witness got up and found the watch gone, and the chain hanging by the nail. He valued the watch at 3s. P.C. Thos. J. Williams, Aberaman, said that at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, the lltli, he arrested prisoner, and accused him of stealing the watch. He said nothing. Defendant was lined 40s. or 7 days.
Neglecting His Wife and Children. Joseph Jones, North View Terrace, Aberaman, was summoned for neglect-' ing his children. Mr. W. Thomas pro- secuted for the N.S.P.C.C. Mr. Thomas said that the case came 0-1 three months ago, when the wife refused to give evidence against her husband. The husband then promised to reform, but as a matter of fact there was no improvement. Mrs. Jones, the prisoner's wife, gave evidence to the elfect that her husband did not work half his time that he got drunk and abused her and had smashed the furniture. When she got married she had P,250, and the defendant had used all this money in drink. The children had to go barefooted about the streets. S. Miles, attendance officer, said he knew the parties very well for the last four or five years. She was a hard- working woman. He had seen ,the children go about with insufficient clothing. Inspector Roberts, of the N.S.P.C.C., gave evidence of having made repeated calls at the house. On one occasion when he called there was only ilb. of tea there, and no other food. Prisoner was sent down for two months.
Stole Two Coats. Wm. Thomas, Lodwick Rees and David Lloyd, of no fixed abode, were charged with stealing two coats, the property of Edward Mathias. Mr. Mathias said ho was a tailor, and kept a tailor's shop in Monk Street, Aberdare. On the 17th June there was a parcel containing two coats in his shop. He went to the workshop, and when he returned the parcel had disap- peared. Rachel Thomas, married, 3 Chapel Row, Monk Street, deposed to seeing prisoners coming up Monk Street. She saw David Lloyd go into Mathias' shop and the other two remain outside. David Lloyd came out, carrying a par- cel. P.C. Roberts said he saw Lloyd try- ing to dispose of the coats at Aber- aman. He took him to the Police Station. P. C. Bennett deposed to arresting the other defendants at Aberdare. There were two previous convictions against Thomas. Lloyd said he had been living in Aberdare for the last 10 years. Supt. Rees He's in Aberdare some- times and away other times. He stays at the Common Lodging House. The three defendants were sent to prison for 6 weeks.
Drunk. Joseph Rees, drunk and disorderly in Church Street, Penrhiwceiber, 10s. and costs.
Alleged Stabbing.—No Prosecutor. John Donoghue, Penrhiwceiber, charged Wm. Duggan, Penrhiwceiber, with committing grievous bodily harm h.v. stabbing him with a knife at Pen- rhiwceiber on Tuesday. Mr. W. Thomas appeared for the de- fence. Supt. Rees stated that prosecutor, after giving defendant in charge, did not appear to prosecute. Under the circumstances Mr. Thomas asked that the charge be dismissed. The Bench agreed, and defendant was discharged. HIRWAIN COUPLE'S SEPARATION. HIRWAIN COUPLE'S SEPARATION. J. Smith, Hirwain, a middle-aged man, was summoned by his wife, Keziah Smith, for maintenance. » Major Phillips prosecuted, and Mr F. P. Charles defended. Major Phillips said the parties were married last July. It was a condition of the marriage that defendant's adopted daughter was to go from home. However, a fortnight after the wedding, the daughter returned and had remained there ever since. Keziah Smith, giving evidence, said that the trouble started because of the daughter. A few weeks ago her hus- band told her (witness) to leave the house, and he promised to give her just enough to keep her alive. The adopted daughter was now married, and she and her husband lived in her house. Stipendiary: Do they 'pay any rent ? Complainant: No, sir. Complainant added that previous to her marriage she had been house- keeper at Dr. Martin Jones' surgery for 20 years. The Bench made an order of 10s a week. INDECENT LANGUAGE. Nicholas Owen, Cwmdare, collier, was summoned by the police for using in- decent language. Mr W. Thomas de- fended. D. R. Griffiths, Trecynon, deposed to hearing the language complained of. Owen was fined 10s and costs. John Pittard, Trecynon, was sum- moned for a similar offence. Mr T. W. Griffiths defended. A sa.mple of the language used was handed up to the Bench, and the Stipendiary said it was heated language and not indecent. Case d isissed. STEALING COAL. Augustus Palmer and Arthur Palmer, Abercwmboi, stealing coal, fined .10s each. Mr W. Kenshole prosecuted for the P.D. Co., and P.C. Histon proved. Frederick Bound was similarly charged. P.S. Carroll deposed that defendant took the coal from a tram on the pit- top before the coal was weighed, with the result that the collier who had filled the coal was robbed of part of his earnings. The defendant denied that he had taken it from a tram. The Bench inflicted a penalty of £ 3 in this case. Francis Hooker (8 years) and Oswald Hooker (11 years) were charged with stealing coal from the tip. Sir Marchant Williams considered the children too young to be dealt with, but cautioned the parents as to their future conduct.
— 1 g Church Defence. Open-air Meeting in Aberdare.- Speaker Heckled. Under the auspices of the Aberdare Church Defence League a large meeting was held on Tuesday evening in Victor- ia Square. Councillor A. P. Jones pre- sided. The Vicar, Dr. Green, commenced the meeting in prayer. The first speaker was Mr. 1. B. Row- lands, Neath, who was continually heckled in the course of his speech He severely criticised the Welsh Church Bill. This "mean little Bill," he said, involved (1) the disestablishment, (2) the disendowment, and (3) the dismem- berment of the Church in Wales. The dismemberment which was proposed added insult to injury and impertinence to spoliation. If the Bill became law A voice: It is bound to. Then, continued the speaker, it would be all the worse for Nonconformity. What would Nonconformists say if ;i general policy of disendowment were alopted r At present Soar Congrega- tional Church, Aberdare, on joy eel an endowment of L15 a year left to that church by the late Mr. David Davies and also a Mrs. Jones, he believed. What guarantee had they that the same State would not disendow Non- conformity and take away this zCI5 left I'to an Aherdare chap,el? Mr. Rowlands went on to say that the Bill. had not been adequately dis- cussed in Parliament. Many clauses had not been touched at all. The Bill would have been absolutely thrashed on four occasions were it not for the vote of the Irish members. Voice: But they are Britishers. The speaker vigorously combat-ted the assertion that the Church was State paid, and cited Mr. Gladstone and others to prove his point. The Church o: England was national in the sense that several other institutioJls-reli- gious and secular—were national, but that did not imply that the property it held belonged to the State any more than the property of the National Bank of England did. To cut away Wales from England in Church administration would be as unreasonable as to separate Wales from England in the organisation of the Congregational Union of Kngland and Wales or the Baptist Union of England and Wales. Was it right to disestablish and disendow a living reli- gious agency at a time when Atheism and Materialism were rampant in our land? Rather let them join forces and show a united front to the enemies of religion. (Applause.) Mr. R. J. Richards, Conservative Agent, Merthyr, was the next speaker, lie strongly protested against using for secular purposes the revenues of the Church, in defence of which he was pre- pared to shed his last drop of blood. (Applause.) The Church in Wales was advancing, or, as Gladstone put it, marching from elevation to elevation. It was true that the Church had its de- fects. But so had Nonconformity. During late years the statistics of the various Nonconformist bodies told a lamentable tale of a decrease in mem- bership. Mr. Richards concluded with an appeal to all to work together for the common good. The Chairman now invited questions. One questioner referred to the fol- lowing reason which was advanced" against Disestablishment: "Because it would deprive the poor in Wales of their legal claim upon the services of the clergy of the parish." He wanted to know what was meant by this legal claim. Mr. Rowlands explained that at pres- ent the poorest in the land could de- mand by law the ministrations of the clergy at christenings, weddings and funerals, whereas if the Church were disestablished they could not do so. Another asked how could Churchmen and Nonconformists work in harmony when the former designated the latter "heretics" ? Mr. Rowlands denied having applied that term to Nonconformists. No one called them heretics nowadays. It might have been so in the Dark Ages. Asked if Wales had not pronounced emphatically in favour of Welsh Dises- tablishment for the last 40 vears, Mr. Rowlands said: No. Disestablish- ment had never been a dominant, ex- clusive issue at the poll in Wales. The fact that Wales returned Liberal mem- bers to Parliament was no proof that the people were in favour of the Dises- tablishment Bill. Mr. R. J. Richards also stated that they had asked for a plebiscite of the Welsh people on this matter, and were prepared to abide by it. On the motion of lr. F. Williams, M.A., seconded by Mr. T. Lloyd, a motion protesting against the Welsh Bill was put to the meeting, and the Chairman declared it carried hy an overwhelming majority. The Chairman stated that the result 3i that meeting of Aberdare people would be telegraphed to Mr. McKenna ind Mr. Bonar Law. He knew several Nonconformists who were as much op- •• aosed to that Bill as he was personally. t < ]
Terrible Colliery Accident at Hirwain. TWO MINERS KILLED AND ONE SEVERELY INJURED. On Monday evening just after 6 p.m., an accident occurred at the Coronation Level, Hrrwain, the property of the Marquis of Bute. The hooter was blown at once, and hundreds of persons rushed to the level mouth to render assistance. L News was soon got that four men who were working the 2 to 10 p.m. shift had, whilst timbering, been crushed by a fall of stone and clay. The four per- sons engaged on the shift had, it seems. been told that the roof of the level was not safe. They promptly began re- pairing the roof, and whilst doing so were suddenly covered by a fall of stone. Only one of the four managed to escape unhurt, namely, John Rosser. The names of the victims are: John Evans (fá), a married man, with two children. He lodged at Challis Row, Hirwain, and W. J. Llewelyn, a married man, with four children, living at 18 Brecon Road, Hirwain. The other workman, Waldo Evans, a lodger at Challis Row, re- ceived such injuries as to necessitate his immediate removal to the Aberdare Cottage Hospital. The first named victim was a native of Abervstwyth, and had just come to the village". John Evans and Waldo Evans were found early, but the body of W. J. Llewelyn was not brought home until 9.30 p.m. A jack had to be used to raise the stone that lay on, this un- fortunate man. When found his head was completely battered, but not severed from his body, as reported. All the inhabitants of the village were stunned at the sad news, and deeply sympathised in silence with the bereaved relatives. Dr Ieuan G. Thomas rendered valuable assistance, whilst the crowd was con- trolled splendidly at the level mouth by Police-sergeant Thomas. It was a sad and pathetic scene to witness, and the worst accident that has happened in the village for years. The latest news in respect of the injured person are hope- ful of a recovery. Had not John Rosser the presence of mind to dart away at once he also would have met with in- stant death. They were the only four men working barring the eiigiiiemaii, John Dyton, who rendered every possi- ble assistance. We tender our sym- pathy to the deceased men's families. An inquest was held on Tuesday after- noon at the Cardiff Arms Hotel by the district, coroner, Mr R. J. Rhys. Colonel Pearson, H.M. Inspector of Mines, was present on behalf of the Home Office, and Mr Robert Rees, Glandare, on behalf of the Marquis of Bute. Mr David Evans, High Street, was foreman of the jury.—W. Brown identified the body of W." J. Llewelvn, and Evan Jones identified the body of John Evans.—John Rosser said he was- working with the other men at the Coronation Level on the 2 to 10 p.m. shift. Up to the time of the accident they had stood one prop. It was some time after six that a fall of stone came time after six that a fall of stone came upon them. They had been working the whole of the shift at this place. The stone fell without any warning at all. He ran away towards the face when the fall came, but the others failed to do so. Immediately afterwards he ran towards the level mouth for assistance. Waldo: Evans was the leading hand there.— Maldwyn Jones, a timberman, stated he had helped to extricate the deceased from under the stone, which measured about 10 feet in length, 6 feet in width, and H feet in thickness. He and others succeeded in getting Evans out alive, but W. J. Llewelyn was dead before being taken out.—The next witness was Rees Jones, the fireman at the colliery. He stated that about 7 o'clock he went to the level. By this time all the bodies had been taken out. He spoke highly of the workmen in question.—John Oliver, the contractor of the new level, the Coronation Drift, said he employed the men. When he left the colliery at 2 p.m. everything was in good condition. —Daniel Jones, M.E., the manager, ex- plained the plans of the workings.— After a few minutes' interval the jury brought in a verdict of Accidental death." They expressed sympathy with bereaved families. The Coroner congratulated Messrs Maldwyn Jones and John Rosser upon their action. The jury gave all their fees, and the coroner 23s.. making a total of t2, to Mrs Llewelyn.
Linking North and South. How to Reach Health and Holiday Resorts. Summer has arrived and the minds of many turn to the question of holidays. Some go abroad to spend leisure and seek pleasure, but others deem it wiser to exhaust the Rivieras and Biarritzes of our own land before dreaming of "overseas dominions" as holiday venues. There is no need to dilate on the many charms of our own little country, "Wild Wales." It holds out allurements galore to the health and holiday seeker. Here we have moor- lnnd, lake and mountain such as de- lighted the heart of Ruskin, inspired Wordsworth, and drove George Borrow into ecstacies. We have in South Wales the great centres of population and in Mid and North Wales the great attractions of Dame Nature.* We want a swift, com- iortable and cheap medium of tran- sporting the teeming population in the hives of industry in the South to the health-giving and pleasure-bestowing aref^s in Mid Wales and North Wales. For this purpose the Brecon and Mer- thyr Railway and the Cambrian Rail- ways offer unique facilities. Now dur- ing the summer months special cheap wpck-end, 14 days and tourist tickets may he had at all local stations, booking you to any of the many popular water- ing places or salubrious spas for which Wales is as famous as it is for its preaching services and eisteddfodau. The toiling thousands in the Rhon- dda, Aberdare, Merthyr and Rhymney Valleys and in the neighbouring large towns such as Cardiff, Newport, and. Pontypridd, may have by means of the Merchyr and Talyllyn route a splendid nccess to the most delightful northern spots. t All mlormation may be had at the .various railway stations or from the offices of the Brecon and Merthyr Railway at Newport and the offices of the Cambrian Railways at Oswestry. The scenery traversed by and adjacent to the Cambrian Railways is of an ex- ceedingly varied and beautiful descrip- tion, and the coast of Cardigan Bay, to which the line affords the most conven- ient access, offers great advantages for sea-bathing in the long reaches of firm, safe, and sandy heach with which it abounds, and in its pure and bracing air. The mountain ranges of Snow- don, Cader Idris, Plynlimon, and the Ben cons, with their Rivers and Lakes, are also readily accessible from the various watering-places, thus placing within the reach of visitors a delightful combination of the natural beauties of sea and land. The Upper Valleys of the Wye, the Severn and the Usk, through which the Mid-Wales line runs, I also possess great attractions for tour- ists. Arrangements are made during the summer months for the conveyance of I visitors by coach to and from places of interest in the vicinity of the line at reduced charges, by which means, and also by the Ffestiniog, Tal-y-llyn. and Corris miniature-gauge Railways, whose termini are on the Cambrian system, the following amongst other places can easily be visited by daily excursions Snowdon, Beddgelert, Tan-y-luvlch, Maentwrog, Ffestiniog Slate Quarries, Cader Idris, Mawddach Estuary, Preci- pice Walk and Torrent Walk, Tyn-y- groes, Pistyll-y-Caen, &c. (Dolgelleyi, Tal-y-llyn Lake, Corris, Llyfnant Val- ley, Glaspwll Cascade, Rheidal Lake, Mochas Island Devil's Bridge, Aber- soch, Nevin, Nantgwyllt (the site of the Birmingham Water Works), Happy Valley, Llanymawddwy Falls, Bwchoer- ddrws Pass, Lake Vyrnwy (site of the Liverpool Water Works), Drws Ar- dudwy and Rhinog Valley, Cwm-Bychaa Lake. Also Dinas Mawddwy can now be reached by means of the new branch line of the Cambrian Railways which branches off from the main line at Cemmes Road. In several places along the line there are ideal golf links. And as for the angler he is lavishly catered for everywhere. The rivers that meander through the plains and the rushing mountain streams afford excelleut sport for the disciples of Izaak Walton. The lines of the railway systems referred to can be well recommended for all who in- tend taking a holiday in Gwyllt Walia.
Cricket. Abercynon 2nd. v. Mountain Ash 2nd. Playe« at Duffryn, Mountain Ash, June 14. The home captain winning the toss put the visitors to bat first. Abercynon. T. J. Mason, run out 11 J. Parry, b Ellery t) D. Thomas, run out 0 J. Lewis, c Hughes, b Savage. 6 B. Davies, b Savage. 7 Richards, c Davies, b Ellery I 0. Evans, b Savage 0 G. Brisland, c and b Savage. 0 J. Williams, b Savage. 0 T. Jones, b Ellery 0 E. G. Jones not out 1 Extras. 2 « Total. 34 Mountain Ash 2nd. Steve Rees, b Mason 66 W. C. Evans, b Mason 6 T. Hughes, c Thomas, b Mason 2 J. Ellery, c Thomas, b Mason. 7 H. Morgan, run out 3 V. Nicholas, c Evans, b Mason 2 T. Savage, run out 0 J. Landeg, b Thomas 1 T. Davies, c Jones, b Mason. 0 H. Thomas (capt.), c Richards, b Thomas U L. Thomas, not out 0 Extras. 11 Total. 67 GLAMORGAN LEAGUE, DIVISION I. On Saturday the local Church elevea visited Ferndale, when it was felt that a supreme effort would be necessary te- pull off a win. That they did not do 58 is now well known, but it was not the fault of the players, rather was it the result of sheer bad luck, especially when one considers the manner in which Tommy George was dismissed. The ru* ,out verdict was not a popular one, the home crowd themselves being of the firm opinion that the umpire had made a mistake. The bowling honours went to George, who took 7 wickets for 24 runs, Nick James obtaining 3 for 36. Ferndale won by 6 runs. The following is the score:— Ferndale.—Morgan, b. James, 0; Roberts, b. James, 10; Llewelyn, b. T- George, 24; Priday, b. George, 0; Davies,, b. George, 3; Hannon, b. George, 13; James, b. George, 2; Childs, b. George, 6; Morgans-c. and b. James, 4; Evans, not out, Iti; Davies, b. George, 8; extras, 8; total, 90. Church.—Tom George, run out, 20; W. Parker, b Priday, 4; Jack Havard, c. Evans, b. Llewelyn, 0; Bob Naeh, b. Priday, 5; Tom Price, c. Childs, b. Davies, 9; Griff Watkins, b Priday, 5; Gwilym Davies, not out, 21; T. Wood- cliffe, b. Davies, 1; Nick James, b. Davies, 8; Fred Stone, b. Priday, 7; E. Parsons, c. Llewelyn, b. Priday, 1; extras, 3; total, 84. On Saturday afternoon AbercynoB are the visitors to the New Athletis Grounds in a Glamorgan League match. This is the first opportunity for many years that lovers of cricket in Aberdare have had of witnessing the game in stage removed from the junior class, and the promoters deserve more tha* sympathy in their desire to raise the standard of the summer game in the I district. The only way in which this can be done is bv patronising next Saturday's game. The Church team is a body of enthusiastic cricketers, who, I am sure, will give the spectators villio for their money; so don't forget to roll up in hundreds.
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handed the landlord some money and a slip. About 12.30 W. Davies came in and said to the landlord, "Can I see you for a moment?" Both left the lounge and went towards the kitchen, return- ing shortly afterwards. A man came m and was paid some money by the land- lord. This man had made a bet the previous day. A man named Ted Lewis, a book-maker, came in and had a conversation with Davies. Davies said, "I must be off; I'm busy to-day." They tfoth left the house. I left the premises at 12.30 and returned at 5 p.m. The landlord and Davies were there, and 3 or 4 others. Davies was handling slips of paper, and asked me to have a drink. The slips were placed in his pocket. I was asked if I had had a job, and one man asked me to meet him in the morning, that he would give me a job. (Laughter.)