Lawn Tennis. A match was played last Thursday at the Graig Tennis Courts of St. David's Presbyterian Church, Aber- dare, between the Presbyterians and the Aberdare Casuals (captained by Miss Morris, County Schools). The game resulted in a win for the Presby- terians by 6 events to 3. Appended are the scores:— Miss Mima Easton and Mr HIt Mack- intosh beat Miss Morris and Mr Dun- can Owen, 7-5; beat Miss Nancy Erskine and Mr A. R. Williams, 6-2; beat Miss Mary Roderick and Mr B. Evans, 6-0. Miss Daisy Williams and Mr Jim Easton lost to Miss Morris and Mr Dun- can Owen, 1-6; lost to Miss N. Erskine and Mr A. R. Williams, 5-7; beat Miss Mary Roderick and Mr B. Evans. 6-0. Miss Elsie Curtis and Mr Trefor Rey- nolds lost to Miss Morris and Mr D. Owen, 2-6; beat Miss Erskine and Mr A. R. Williams, 6-3; beat Miss M. Rod- erick and Mr B. Evans, 6-0.
Cricket. Glamorgan League.-Oll Saturday the Aberdare Church eleven visited Llan- twit Vardre, last season's champions of the competition, and won by 36 runs. Scores:— CHURCH. Tom George, c. Rees, b. Stephens 4 J. S. Jones, b. Bees. 0 Nash, b. Rees 5 W. Davies, b. Rees 0 Jim Jones, b. Stephens 13 Gwilym Davies, run out 4 Tom Price, c. and b. Ham 9 Jack Havard (capt.), c. Thomas, b. Rees 28 Fred Stone, c. C. Rees, b. Rees. 10 L. N. James. b. Rees 0 E. Parsons, not out 2 Extras 2 Total 77 LLANTWIT VARDRE. Rees, lbw., b. Tom George 4 Mainwaring, b. George 3 Hamm, not out 2 Skinner, b. Parsons 0 Rees, b. Parsons 1 Stephens, c. Gwilym Davies, b. Parsons 0 Powell, b. George 26 Rees, st. Nash, b. George 0 Thomas, c. Jones, b. Ward Davies 2 Phillips, not out 1 Richards, b. George 0 Extras 2 Total 41 On Saturday next Mountain Ash will be the visitors to the New Athletic Grounds. A short time ago a friendlv match between these rivals was played on the same ground, when the Darians won comfortably, but on that occasion neither team was at full strength.
'•Die Shon Dafydd." Nos Lun a nos Fercher, perfformiwyd y ddrarna Gymraeg enwog, "Die Shon Dafydd" (J. Tywi Jones) gan Gwmni. Dramayddol Bethiehem vn Bethlehem Hall, Aberewmboi, M;. Philip Rees, y Cymro twym galon, yn liywyddu. Yr oedd y neuadd dan ei sang, y ffenestri a'r fynedfan o'r drw.s i'r llvvyfan yn llawn. Ond er twymed y tywydd a llawned y lie, cafwyd noswaith a phawb wrth eu bodd. Cymerwyd y cymeriad- ait i fyny fel a ganjyn :—Richard Jones Davies, Esquire, Mr. Rees Davies, yr hwn a wni.eth ei waith yn rhagorol. Yr oedd edrycji arno yn y station yn c-eisio codi ticket am Lundeu, yn agoriad rhag- orol i'r ddrama I hon: ond pan y daeth yn ol gyda ci top hat :1 ï esgidiau gWYII- ion ciifodd gymeradwvaeth uchel gan y dorf. Ond ni hu yn hir cyn dangos mai gwr yr arian oedd yntau, gan ei fod yn cvdnabod y gallasai wneud heb wraig. ond ei fod am Angharad IJloyd er mwyn deng mil punnau ei hewyrth. Aeth trwy ei waith yn rhagnrol o dda. Cymerwyd rhan Mr. Jenkvns, yr ys- golfeistr, gan Mr. J. 11. Davies, yr hwn hefytl a wnaeth ei waith yn rhagorol. Daeth j'r golwg yn ei ogoniant u.tn yn cweryln a Jack Dafvtld yr athraw. Will y Orydd ydoedd Mr. William Morgan, Tan-y-Cocd. Wet, dyma dalp o 'gen- ius.' Yr oedd mor naturiol a phe wrth ei waith ei hunan, a'r bechgvn wrth eu hbdd o dan ei athrawiaeth fedrus yn y shop waith. Beti, ei wraig, ydoedd Mrs. W. R. Griffiths, yr hon oedd yn poeni ei phen er gwybod heth a olygir wrth "Rydyohen." Ond, ys dywedod'd Wil, "yr oedd yn gwybod yn dela ffordd i dewhau a hailtu moehyri." Crmer- odd hithau pi rhan yn naturiol dros ben. Jack Dafydd, yr athraw, ydoedd Mr. Henry Williams, yr hwn a brofodd ei hun yu llawer mwy o ddyn yn y byd car'wrol pan yn ceisio am law y ferch gyfoothog, Angharad Lloyd. nag yr yd- oedd pan gyda'r plant yn yr vsgol. Shon Huw, a'i glos pen glin, ydoedd Tom Jones, Mostyn Street, gyda ei lais cryf yn ddigon i godi arswyd ar y gyn- ulleidfa, heb son am Mr Jenkyn, sctTool- master, yr hwn oedd dan ei bawen- an. Cymerwyd rhan Shon Dafydd, tad Die, yn ddeheuig dros ben gan Mr. John D. Davies, ac yn wir fe wnaeth ei ran yn dda, yn enwedig velly pan yn ceisio siarad Seisnig a'i tab. Sioned Dafydd, mam Die, ydoedd Mrs. Dan Rees. Gwnaeth hithau ei rhan yn dda pan yn ymlusgo tua'r station gyda'r gwvnegon yn ei choesau. Angharad Lloyd, v ferch gyfoethog, ydoedd Miss S. D. Davies. P, Ac yn sicr gwnaeth ei rhan yn dda, yn enwedig pan yn cywiro Mr. Jones Davies yn ei Saesneg. Let, ei morwyn, ydcedd Miss Lilly Williams, yr hon oedd y 1 gwrando trwy dwll v clo, ac yn eario y 'decs' i Beti Will Crydd. Yr oedd Pegi Morgau, yn mherson Mrs. Rees Davies, gystal a dim oedd yno. Ym- laddodd yn iawn ar Hen Scwi yn yr ysgol. Y ddau segurvn oeddynt Mri. W. R. Griffiths a David L. Evans. Caw sant hwythau ganmoliaeth uchei am eu gwaith, yn neillduol felly pan yn rhoddi y gwr bynheddig yn y sach. Y elercod oeddynt Mri. John Henry Wil- liams a Tom Evans, a chafwyd hedd- geidwad yn mherson Mr. John Lewis, Aberewmboi Houses. Gwnaed plant yr ysgol i fyny o blant v Gobeithlu. Car- ivvyd y trefniadau yn nglyn a'r llwyfan He yn y blaen gan Mri. Lewis Morgan, Park View, a Daniel T. Jones, Bronallt. Canwyd yr unawdau, "Baner ein gwlad," gan Mr. John H. Williams, a "Fechgyn Cyrnru" gan Mrs. W. H. Griffiths.
Preservatives Disagree with many. There aro none in Shred- ded ATORA Beef Suet. No chopping, ready for use, goes further sweet and wholesome. Your grocer sells it, refuse substituted brands.
Abernant, Aberdar. Bethel (B.). Cynalrvvyd cwrdd cwarter Y sgol Sul y lie yma Gorphenaf 13. Yn y prydnawn. dan lywyddiaeth Mr. John Jones, daJlenwyd a gweddiwvd gan Mr. Tom Morgans. Rhoed rhif a llafur yr Ysgol gan Mr Evan Lewis. yr ysgrifenydd. Adroddwvd gan David Samuel, Maggie Evans, Maggie Harries, Thos. James Evans, May Evans, David Evans, A. M Rowberry, H. Evans, B. Evans. ^aggJe Evans (Forge Row) a Megan George- Unawd gan Anne Davies. Imddiddan gan John George a'i barti. Y cor a ganodd yn hwyliog iawn, "Fe dora y wawr," a'r anthem, "Mae'th Dad wrth y Llyw" (G. James, Ferndale), dan arweiniad Mr John George. Yr oedd cyfarfod yr hwyr dan lywyddiaeth Mr. David James. Wedi darllen a gwwJdio gan Mrs. George Williams, caed adrodd- iadau gan Blodwen Williams, W. B. Rowtoerry, Arianwen George. Elean- or Walters. Lewis Morgan/ Anne Harries, Rd. Evans, Gwyneth Mar- shall, M. A. Evans, Maud Rees, Thos. Thomas. Maggie Evans, P. Howells, T. H. Franklyn, Jenny Campbell, ac Evan Davies. Unawd au gan Mr. John Walters, Olwen Thomas a May Evans. Wythawd gan Barti Mr. Tom Morgans. DadI bwrpasol iawn gan H. Lewis. Rich- ard Evans, Windsor Jenkins. Thos. J. Evans, W. J. Parry, Peter Samuel. W. J. Morris, a John F. Roberts. Ton gan Barti Mr. J. George. Gweddi- wyd gan Mr. John Jones. Terfvn- wyd y cyrddau gan Mri. Thomas Morgans, Lewis Griffiths, a Mr. Evan Lewis, ysgrifenydd yr ysgol. Arolygwyr yr ysgol ydvnt Mri* John Harris a Willie Williams. Yr oedd y cyfarfodydd yn neillduol « dda.
Nazareth, Aberdar. Nos Fercher cynhaliwyd cyngherdd yn y lie uchod o dan lywyddiaeth y Parch. R. Williams, pryd yr awd trwy y rhaglen ddyddorol a ganlyn: Unawd ar y berdoneg, Thomas Em- lyn Davies. lunawd, "Y wawr siriol- ah," Katie Carter. Adroddiad, 'Rwy'n tyfu," Evan Davies. Un- awd ar y erwth, Ymdrech Gwyr I Harlech," Myfanwy Williams. Can a chydgan, "Y Merlyn Bach Melyn," Arwyn Eynon Davies a'r Cor Plant, dan arweiniad Mr. D. Landeg. Un- awd, "O hapus ddydd," Annie May Williams. Myfanwy yn cyfeilio ar y crwth a Miss Gwladys Phillips ar y herdoneg. Cydgan (in character), "The Geisha Girls," Plant Ysgol Abernant, o dan arweiniad Miss Maggie Rees. Fnawd ar y berdoneg gan Tommy Parker. Unawd, "O'th flaen, 0 Dduw," Gwladys Edmunds. Adroddiad, "Tor Priodas," Mr. W. R. Evans, ac wedi encore, "Tren" Ceiriog. Unawd, "Hiraeth," Miss Olwen Dilys Rees. Adroddiad, "Fy Noli," Megan Williams. Deuawd (in character), "Y llaethferch a'i llanc," dau o blant Ysgol Abernant. Unawd, "Byw fyddo'r brenin," Mr. John Jenkins. Unawd, "The Chil- dren's Home," Miss Rachel Williams. Unawd, Llam y Cariadau," Miss Maggie Phillips. Terfynwyd trwy gyd-ganu "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau." '¡t/1"
Accidents at Trecynon. CYCLIST COLLIDES WITH HORSE. On Monday evening, at the bottom of Harriet Street, Trecynon, Leonard Jones, Ebenezer Street, was injured by running his cycle into a horse and cart. Owing to the severe impact the horse was felled, and the cyclist received severe bruises and minor cuts, but fortunately no bones were broken. He was taken to the house of Nurse Mor- gan. where first aid was rendered. A PLUCKY ACT. On Thursday night last a large brewprv dray was proceeding down Harriet Street, when a little child darted right in front of the horses. With great presence of mind, and just in the nick of time, Nurse Morgan, Harriet Street, made a rush in front of the horses, and saved the child's life.
Quoits. The final for the Individual Champion- ship and the Champion Cup and two gold medals was played on the Panty- wnun Quoit Grounds between W. Dice Davies. Trecynon, and John Thomas, of Heolgerrig. Mr. D. P. Jones, Moun- tain -V,b, was the refer-ee. Dice Davies proved himself excellent again. His record for the season is as follows Won every league match; won his two county matches, defeating Matt Wal- ters. Champion of West Wales, by 21 to 8. nnd defeating Joe Tovey, Champ- ion of Monmouthshire, 25 to 13. Also defeating J. Richards, of North Wales, 31 to t>. Again winning the Champion- ship of Wales by defeating John Thoma. Hcolgerrig, by 61 to 40. He lias won the Cup twice before, and now it becomes his personal property. The next game of importance Dice will be playing will be at Tidal Basin, London, oa Augubt Bank Holiday, against J. Hood, of Liverpool, the English Champ- ion in the International Game between Kngland and AVales. I
ABERCWMBOI. D. MORRIS POWELL'S next Sale of Household Furniture, including 2 Pianos, at Market Hall, Tuesday next. Odd lots can be included on applying to Auctioneer. Address, Gadlys Road, Aberdare. DEATH AND INTERMENT. On Friday last, July 11th, the death of Mrs Thomas took place at Bridgend, at the age of 57 years. She had been a resident of Aberewmboi for about 40 years, and was the wife of the late Mr John George, 43 Jenkin Street. The interment took place 01\ Wednes&ay at the Aberdare Public Cemetery. The Rev. Af. Jetikins, Bethesda, officiated. The mourners were: Mr William George, son Mr and Mrs Rudd, Mr and Mrs Moon, daughters and sons-in-law; Miss Rachel George, Miss Margaret George, daughters; Master David Wil- liam Thoma.s, grand-son; Mr William John Lewis, nephew, and Nurse James. The following acted as bearers: Messrs John Henry Williams, James Isaac, John Evans, and Thomas Thomas. QUARTERLY MEETINGS. On Sunday last the Sunday School mem- bers of Bethlehem held their quarterly meeting. Mr Philip Rees, A..C.. the superintendent, presided over a good gathering. The meeting was opened by Mrs Alary Lewis, the oldest member of the Sunday School, and the following programme was gone through:-Chorus by the Children; recitations by Misses Mary J. Morgan, Annie George, Katie Williams, Mary Lizzie Jones, and Mary Jane Hughes Messrs Willie Thomas, Willie Hughes. Gwilym Rees, Elfed Lewis, Ernest Davies, and Tom Jones, Mostyn Street. Solos, Danny Isaac and Richard Williams. Address by Mr John Davies t.(Iwin-,tu Emlyn.) Several choruses were sung by the Sunday School choir under the baton of Mr P. Rees. while Professor Jonah Rees, A.R.C.M.. presided at the organ. j
ABERDARE. NEW SEASON Wallpapers. Finest selection in Wales. No foreign paper <tnoVed. Emrys Evans, Victoria Square. PERSONAL.—We regret to learn that Alderman David Hughes is laid up with illness. He is obliged to cancel all en- gagements for the next few months. SEION (W.).-The pulpit of this church was occupied on Sunday morn- ing last by Mr William Jones, Aber- dare, who preached from Matthew vii. 13. In the evening the Rev. T. J., Pritchard (Glan Dyfi) delivered a ser- mon from I. Kings, xix. 11, 12. Subject, "The power of secret influence." This was seen (1) in the physidal world; (2) social world; (3) spiritual world. (II.)—It was a power effecting the highest good by (1) inspiring the mind; (2) by acting beneficently upon the heart; (3) as a stimulus to noble life- (III.)—Its effects were effective in pro- ■ ducing a worshipping attitude. The voice of God in the soul of man was the very essence of revelation. OBITUARY.—On Saturday, July 7th. Mr James Griffith, carpenter, of 4, Highland Place, passed away suddenly at the age of 54 years. He leaves » widow and five children. The interment took place on Thursday last at the Old Cemetery, Aberdare. The officiating minister was the Rev. J. Griffiths, Calfaria, of which church deceased was a faithful member. The gentleme* mourners were: — Messrs James Griffith, son; Ezer Davies, stepson: David Griffith, brother; James Griffith and David Griffith. nephews; Fred Lidyard, son-in-law: David Williams, Tim Davies, Thomas Harries, and Azer Harries, nephews. The undertakers were Messrs John Howard Morgan and Co., Clifton Street, Aberdare.
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Aberdare Police Court. Wednesday, July 16th Before Sir T. Marchant Williams (Stipendiary), Messrs. D. P. Davies, L. N. Williams and D. W. Jones.
Ejectment. Mr. Griffith T. Davies applied for an ejectment order against Elizabeth Rey- nolds, Graig St., Aberdare.—Granted.
Fighting. Jos. Jones and J. W. Simons, fighting in Commercial Street, A!*n- dare, 40s. and costs each. Wm. Lewis, fighting in Victoria Sq., 40s. and costs.
/Drunks. John Coughlin, Cwmaman, in Monk Street, 5s. and costs. Henry Boom, in Victoria Square, 10s. and costs; Thos. Price, Mardy, in Canon Street, 10s. and costs; Albert Cory, in Aberewmboi, 10s. and costs John Thomas Davies, in Bute! Street, Aberdare, os. and costs; Benja-' min Gibbon, in iCardiff Road, Aber- aman, 10s. and costs; Arthur Law. in Oxford Street, 10s. and costs.
An Irishman's Plea. Patrick O'Connor, Aberaman, was similarly charged. A constable said that defendant was beating another man. Defendant, who spoke with a strong Irish accent, caused much amusement in Court by stating that it was the other man who had struck him first, and he simply struck him back Stipendiary: Where is the other man ? Defendant (turning to the constable) Where is the other man with vou? (Laughter.) Stipendiary (to defendant) Have you any witnesses?—I have plenty of wit- nesses at 192 Cardiff Road. The case was adjourned for seven days.
Stray Bull. Hopkin Hopkins, Rhigos, was sum- moned for allowing a bull to stray. A cowman in the employ of Hopkins ap- peared for him. P.C. Lloyd having given evidence, th" cowman said that some people had taken the gate off the hinges, and that was how the bull escaped. Stipendiary: You must build a wall 23 ft. high round the field. (Laughter.) Pay 10s. and costs.
Unlicensed Carriage. Sarah Burton, who said she lived on Rhigos mountain, was summoned in re- spect of an unlicensed spring trap. P.C. Owen Thomas proved, and defend- ant was ordered to pay 10s. and costs.
Constables' Hiding place. Aberdare Inn-keeper Fined for Sunday Trading. Edwin Jenkins, Oak Inn, Wind St., Aberdare, was summoned for (1) keep- ing his public-house open during pro- hibited hours; (2) for refusing ad- mission to the police. Mr. W. Thomas defended. P.C. Owen Thomas said that in company with P.C. Rowe he kept ob- servation of the house on Sunday, Julv 6th, from 3 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. During that time he saw a young woman leave the house by the side door several times. She was carrying something bulky, and she entered four different Trruses immediate neighbourhood. When she returned to the inn the fourth time a man accompanied her. In a few minutes she came outside the door, and beckoned to someone inside. The man then came out, carrying a bottle. Some time later the landlady came out and a woman spoke to her. A man came on and also spoke to her. They both ci tered the house, the landlady closing the door after them. At 11.30 a m h-i and P.C. Rowe left their hiding- place and knocked at the side door The landlady shouted from inside, UTO v° *s tliere?" He answered, Police." She ran back into one of the rooms, and there was a regular stampede, which could be heard from outside. After some time the door was opened. In a room behind the bar he saw a man talking to the licensee, who was rubbing ointment on his foot. In the back room was a woman. Witness asked them to account for the presence of the man, and the defendant's wife replied that he had come to see her hus- band, and that the woman was coming to help her niece. On the counter were four half-pints and a glass measure, which appeared to have been recently used. Witness added that he had kept observation on the house in consequence of complaints received. By Mr. W. Thomas: The woman who ( wa seen in the public-house was in the I habit of going about cleaning various houses. Stipendiary On Sundays as well ? Mr. Thomas: Yes. Mr. Thomas: Was the man attending to the landlord's feet? | Witness: No. I Stipendiary: Is he a chiropodist? I (Laughter.) bomas You were secreted in Wind Street?—Yes. ^,n. Council buildings? Stipendiary He is not bound to sav where. J In the Council buildings? Stipendiary He is not bound to say where. J *Vfr' £ homias,; Did you have to w^it moi e than half a minute outside the I door.—ies, about 10 minutes. P.C. Howe corroborated and declared that they had had to wait for about 10 ()z- 13 minutes outside the door All. Thomas said he would call evi- dence regarding the alleged delay in (Jl Piling the door. John Jenkins, 12 Dumfries Street grocer s assistant, said that at 11.20 on i !lllc'ay> 6th, he was standing near i Dally and witness' landJady were also there. He saw a woman go to the house. Immediately afterwards he noticed P.C. Howe pro- ceed towards the front door, and P C Owen Thomas towards the side door. Witness was of opinion that the con- stables did not have to wait more than nalt a minute. The Stipendiary here interposed, and said it was no good calling a man of that kind to give such evidence. 1 Mr Thomas I have several witnesses Mi" Stipendary It does not matter. The il" hole thing is too preposterous. We are men of t world, and cannot be influenced by evidence of this kind. I do not blame you, Mr. Thomas. You have got to do the best you can for your client, but it's no good putting a stray man like this in the witness box. Mr. Thomas remarked that he had to carry out his client's instructions Stipendiary: No doubt. I never blame solicitors. The fault is with the clients, who do not tell all the truth to .ir. solicitors. Then they expect their solicitors to defend them successfully, 1 am sorry for the solicitor, very often. .1Ir. Thomas said that he would be blamed if he did not call the witnesses. Mr Thomas then addressed the L-ench, and pleaded for leniency, add- mg that his client was in a small way ot business, the house being a small one. The landlord had been at home ill for a week, and the wife was in a deli- cate state of health. The Superintendent said that the landlord had only been in the house for 1L months. The Bench imposed a fine of L2 and costs for keeping the house open during illegal hours, and Cl and costs for not •admitting the constables, the Stipen- diary remarking that the maximum penalties were E10 and £5 respec- tively. 1 TJ?e I?an aud woman who were found in the house were ordered to pay 10s and costs each.
Toy or Pistol? P. Lewis was summoned for dis- charging firearms in Canon Street, and for using a pistol witBout holding a licence for same. Mr. T. W. Griffiths defended. P.C. Jenkins said it was a toy pistol, ii'u n discharged an explosive cork. hen it went off it caused a very loud report. Mr. Griffiths maintained that the weapon was not a firearm, and that there was no need of a licence. It was perfectly safe. Supt. Rees: Not if it knocked some- on. in the eye. Stipendiary: You better aim-at Mr Griffiths' eye. (Laughter.) Mr. Griffiths said that cases arising from like offences had been tried f t whemeld, Woolwich and Derby, and the oencn had maintained there was no need of a licence. The Stipendiary said that the Act was definite enough on the point—a gun from which any kind of missile can be discharged." That was plain English. Mr. Griffiths pointed out that on the box in which these pistols were sold there was a printed statement to the effect that no licence was required. The case was dismissed on payment of costs.
I Overloading. Wm. David Richards, overloading his i brake on Cwmbach Road, 20s. and costs.-Mr. D. Llewelyn Griffiths prose- cuted for the Council. P.C. Davies gave evidence, and Police Inspector Nott proved the byelaws.—Fined 20s. and costs.
Cwmdare Wife Deserted. Mary L. Meredith, Broncynon Ter- race, Cwmdare, summoned her husband, Charles Meredith, for desertion. Mr. W. Thomas said that the man deserted his wife on May 31st last, and he had not sent her anything since. The wife was unable to do much for herself, because one of her arms was paralysed. She had one child, eight years of age, Defendant was a haulier earning 35s. a week. In reply to the Bench complainant said she and her husband did not quar- rel at all. He left without saying a word. An order of 10s. a week and costs was made.
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Savage Attack on Mountain Ash Constable. Three charges were .preferred against Edward Vile, viz., being drunk and disorderly, assaulting the police, and damaging a constable's trousers. P.C. Ewington deposed that he saw- prisoner in Jeffrey St., Mountain Ash, last Tuesday night. He was drunk and t'sing filthy language to a party in c. fish and chip shop. When witness spoke to him lie turned round and struck him in the mouth, causing his lip to bleed. AVitness closed with him, and they both toll. While on the ground prisoner kicked him several times about tjje body. After proceeding about 50 yards prisoner struggled, and kicked again, and tore his (witness') trousers right up to the knee. P.C. Beynon ap- peared on the scene and they conveyed him to the Police Station. Defendant said that the constable caught hold of him by the throat, and that was what made him nasty. P.C. Beynon deposed to seeing the last witness struggling with prisoner on the ground. Prisoner tried to trip him several times. For being drunk he was fined 10s. and costs; for the assault, £10 and costs; and for damaging the trousers, 10s. and lis. 6d. costs, or in default 6 weeks' gaol.
To Prison Once More.- Mary Powell, Abcrneol Street, Cwm- aman, sued her husband, Wm. Powell, fo' £ 6 arrears of maintenance. She had an order of 10s. a week against him in June, 1910. He went to prison last January for not paying the instalments, and since then he had given her only 35 s. Defendant said he worked at Cwm- aman Colliery, and suffered from rheu- matism. He could never pay 10s. a week. He was willing to go back to live with her and give her all his money. Sent to prison for one month.
Transfer. The licence of the Lamb and Flag Hotel, Aberaman, was transferred from D. C. Davies to Ralph Davies.
Deep Duffryn Checkweighers' Fund. On Friday last at the Workmen's Institute, Mountain Ash, the half- yearly meeting of the above fund was held, Mr James Jarvis in the chair. The minutes of the yearly meeting and a special meeting were read by the secretary, Mr W. R. Griffiths." The auditors' report was given by Messrs Tom Pomeroy and Wilfred Strides, who paid a high tribute to the secretary and also the treasurer, Mr David Jenkins, for the satisfactory manner in which the books had been kept. The report was adopted.—The next item was the re- port of a deputation .that waited on the management with regard to the sub- checkweighers' business. It may be re- called that some 18 months ago the management, through the Coalowners' Association, refused to employ the sub- checkweighers unless the workmen would come to meet them on the Liability Act. Therefore, matters came to a standstill. In the meantime when one checkweigher would be away, another had to do double work, and work two or three turns ahead. How- ever, neither the committee nor the checkweighers themselves were satisfied with this, and they asked the agent, Mr Enoch Morrell, to take the matter up. The result was, we are informed, that Mr Gray promised to open ne- gotiations, and a deputation was ap- pointed in the persons of Councillor W. Lamburn, Mr James Jarvis, the chairman, and Mr W. R. Griffiths, the secretary, with the lesult that the com- pany were influenced to re-instate the sub-check weighers, viz., Messrs Peter Close and, Will iam Jenkins. The re- port was adopted.— V resolution was moved by Mr W. l id wards: "That the committee consist of one from each dis- trict in the colliery/' This was carried. The following were appointed on the committee: -Ikfessrs Richard Rees, W. Edwards, John Richards, Mr Rose, and Mr R. Jones.
Letters to the Editor. SPIRITUALISM AND SCIENCE. Sir,—Spiritualism may bo -defined as a state of mind experienced by a per- son through directly coming in contact with a certain class of sense-perceived phenomena. This group of phenomena characteristic of Spiritualism, which is scientificallj7 termed "psychical," gives to man when experienced a conscious- ness, a realisation in the form of know- ledge, as the sequence of the phen- omena's related reality, of the continui- ty of life after death. All phenomena have their underlying causal reality. Grouping them under the head "psychi- cal" gives man the knowledge of a per- sonal and individualised state of exist- ence beyond the tomb, in the same man- ner as the group or series of phenomena termed "astronomical" by science gives him the consciousness of astronomy. Wherever phenomena or observable suc- cessive happenings of a sensitive char- acter take place in nature there lies al- ways the scope for the application of the scientific method of their investigation. Science means the subjecting of ob- served facts to an examination in order to ascertain by experiment and inter- rogation the laws and conditions governing such. Spiritualism possesses a feature which distinguishes it from other forms of re- ligion prevailing in our midst in its ob- jective and sense-experience^ phen- omena. This enables it to enjoy a unique privilege denied to the others in- asmuch as it can be and is being scien- tifically studied. To a religious system based on sentimentalism, unbridled emotionalism and haphazard conclusions science pays no heed. It is unable to, as the requisite data is absent. On one based on facts in nature governed by laws as immutable as sunrise science is able to bestow its august attention. In possessing that quality, Spiritualism's supremacy, its majestic uniqueness over other systems is self-evident. All things with a phenomenal basis have a philoso- phic apex. Thus the conclusion cher- ished by those who understand it that Spiritualism is a science, a philosophy and a religion as indisputable as the succession of night and day. To refute that is about as easy as it is to wrench a planet from its orbit. The possession of these qualities by Spiriritualism is responsible for its having arrested the attention and com- manded investigation by a galaxy of illustrious scientific minds in all parts of the world. They are gaJore in num- ber and are not dark bodies in intel- lectual space, but each one is a brilliant star studding its firmament and radiat- ing its knowledge-giving and darkness- dispelling rays on a mist-bound and compassless humanity drifting on the storm-tossed ocean of speculative opin- ion in its attempt to reach the ports of eternity. Will humanity avail itself of and be guided by the infallible com- pass of truth? Will it look up to and take its bearings from these stars, or will it continue to be buffeted by the speculative and random opinions of those who are in reality as uncertain of the course as those whom they pretend to guide. It is a case of the captain, crew and passengers being in the same plight. In scientific circles the phenomena of Spiritualism are unreservedly admitted, but many able and conscientious scien- tists contend it is susceptible of an in- terpretation other than that of the SF. iritualist—spirit agency. Professor T J. Hudson in admitting the phen- omena and claiming that he thinks it can be explained by the theory of dual mentation which he evolves in 'his book, "Law of Psychic Phenomena"—a clever and a plausible theory—makes this sig- nificant statement: "The man who de- nies the phenomena of Spiritualism to- day is not entitled to be called a scep- tic, he is simply ignorant." Where the ministers of Abercynon have blundered is in denying the phenomena and in re- garding Spiritualism to be the phen- omena's duplication—its counterfeit. It is like saying there is no florin piece in our currency, and tha.t its lead counterfeit is a fraud. -It is a pity things went so awkward with them, and that they should come within the pale of Hudson's relentless formula. I am going to digress a little now, and I feel sure your readers will pardon me when it is realised that my com- passion for the poor is responsible for my doing so. We have been told the poor we have always w ith us. It seems so. Had the opposition's case been more substantial, more solid, and less flimsy; had they gone down and grap- pled with fundamental principles, then it would have given one more pleasure to participate in this discussion.. As weaklings in any form always tap my sympathetic springs, and infuse my being with a desire to strengthen such, I intend assisting the ministers of Aber- cynon who have deemed it their duty to attack Spiritualism to strengthen their fortifications. Some may say that this is charity with a vengeance. Never mmd, it is for a good cause! Inasmuch as I am dealing with the scientific as- pects of Spiritualism, and inasmuch as there are numerous theories advanced by eminent scientific men to attempt to explain it on grounds other than work of disembodied spirits, I want to arm the attacking party with them, so that they may. throw to the wind the gaseous and harmless weapons they have been using. bach of these theories command the re- spect of intelligence and culture, as they have been arrived at after a lot of study and experiment. Mv reckless generosity is made through the con- sciousness of being in possession of truth and knowledge, the deadliest and most destructive engines in intellectual warfare. They could with advantage start with Hudson's hypothesis which has been I P mentioned. Faraday's "unconscious muscular suction" is another. Carpen- ter's "unconscious cerebration" is in- teresting. Reichenbach's "odic eman- iJ tion" may be helpful. Other theories are "The workings of the sub-conscious self, "collective delusion," and "auri- cular delirium." Let these be studied, then an intelligent case against Spiritu- alism can be made. Let them be brought forward, then their effective- ness will be tested. (To be Continued.) G. E. OWEN.
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Salem, Tresalem. Cynaliwyd cyfarfod chwarterol vr Ysgol Sul y 14eg o Orphenaf, pryd y cymerwyd rhan gan v rhai canlvnof: Adroddiadau: James Medlicottl Dd. J Medlicott, Gwen Jones. Katie Evans, David W. Evans, Charlotte Davies, Nellie Prichard, Annie Evans, Gweneth George, May Llew- elyn, May Mathias. Caniadau May Llewelyn, James Davies. Archibald Jones, Wm. Evans, W. T. Williams. Unawd ar y berdoneg, Sidney Jones. Canwyd hefyd gan Gor y Plant. Cyfeilwyr; Miss Lilian F. Rees a Master E. J. Llewelyn. Cadeiriwvd y cyfarfod gan y Parch. J. D. Rees.
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ABERAMAN. NOW IS THE TIME to see the beat selection of wallpapers in town. Won- derfully cheap. Also paints, varnishes, oils. etc.Emrys Evans. Aberdare. YNYSIAVYD (B.). — The Rev. Samuel Morris, Klan Vallev, Rhayader, occu- nied the pulpit of the aboye church on Sunday last. Mr Morris, who is an elo- quent preacher, was brought up at Bethel (B.), Abernant. R.A.O.B. SUPPER. — A successful poultry supper in connection with the Yny<lwyd Lodge of the R.A.O.B. was held Oil Thursday last at the Albion Hotel, when about 50 were catered for bv Ho-t and Hostess, Mr and Mrs Wal- ter Cooper. Mr William Rees, Aber- dare. presided. Programme: Overture, Mr Richard Everett; songs, Messrs G. Key, D. ,f. Morgan, and Mr Kelly. Recitation, Air Dan Knight. Songs, Messrs Dan Morgan. Cwmaman; Gomer Rees, and J. R. Clark. Cornet solo, Air Walter Cooper. Songs, Messrs George Kemmerev, D. J. Morgan, Bill Hawley, and William Knowles. The accompanist was Mr Richard Everett. The secretary was Mr Albert Trueman.
81 < CWMBACH. OUTING.—Bethania Sunday School children journeyed on Monday to Barry Island, when a most enjovable dav was spent. A SMOKING CONCERT was held at the Duffryn Arms on .Friday last to present Mr Thomas James, foreman smith at Llettyshenkin Colliery, on the occasion of his marriage. Mr D. C. Jones, Royal Oak, presided. The fol- lowing took part:—Messrs T. L. Bebb* Cefnpennar; David Jones, R. L. Butler, William Richards, Nathan Mathews. Mr William James, smith, handed over on behalf of the workmen to Mr Thomas James a silver tea-pot. He wished Mr James long life and happiness. Mr James responded, and thanked all for the kindness shown to him. Con- gratulatory speeches were made by Messrs D. Jones, D. C. Jones, and \V. Jones. SMOKER AND PRESENTATION. On Tuesday evening at the Royal Oak Inn a smoking concert took place, the occasion being to present Mr Richard Thomas, School Row, a winder em- ployed at the Lettyshenkin Colliery, on his retirement. The chair was occupied by Mr Jonathan Ward. The chairman stated that he had known Mr Thomas for the last few years, he being em- ployed as a pitman in the same collierv. He wished him a long and pleasant re- tirement. A pianoforte solo was given by Air Noah Fletcher. Songs by Mr J. Bevan, Mr Sam Hibburn, Aberaman, and Mr Howell Williams. Selections on the bones by Mr Joseph Webb. Songs by Messrs T. L. Bebb, Noah Fletcher, T. L. Janies, and Dan Palmer. Selec- tions on the gramophone by Mr Evan Miles. Song by Mr Joseph Ellery, Cefn- pennar. Mouth organ solo by Mr Nathan Morris. Songs by Messrs D. C. Jones, David Jones, Nathan Morris. and D. G. Pugsley. The accompanist was Mr Dan Palmer, and the secretary of the movement was Mr John Sweet. P.S. Kear, Cwmbach, then presented Mr Richard Thomas with a handsome walking-stick, suitably inscribed as follows: Presented to Mr Richard Thomas by his fellow-workmen. July loth, 1913." P.S. Kear remarked that he knew Air Thomas for the last six years. and spoke highly of him. Mr Thomas had been employed under the P.O. Com- pany for the last 38 years, and for 22 years as a winding engineman. During the 22 years not a single accident had happened in the shaft during his con- trol of the engine. He (the speaker) would like to see the time coming when the P.D. Company and other large companies would see their way clear to give remuneration for long service t* trustworthy servants on retiring.-My Thomas Davies wished Mr TTiomas every happiness in the evening of his life.—Air David Jones, Green Villas, in eulogising the recipient, said he wan expressing his own feelings and also those of all the Letty Shenkin warkmen. —Air Fred Jones, winder, also expressed a similar feeling.—Mr Thomas, re- sponding, said that he would always re- member the kind feeling shown to him by his fellow-workmen on his retire- ment, and cherish the valuable presentd given him.—Mr D. C. Jones. Mr Scho- field, and Mr Howell Williams also spoke. A vote of thanks was proposed to the chairman by Mr Howell Williams.
TRECYNON. HEOLFELIN (B.) CHAPEL. A grand soiree was held at the above place 011 Tuesday. Trayholders: Misses Lizzie Alathews, M. A Mathews, Philips. S. A. Phillips, Miss Griffiths, and Miss Davies. Waiters, M- J. Lewis, W. J. Davies, George For- ward. Ticket collectors, Tommy Jen- kins. William Forward; tea brewers, Mrs Williams and Mr W. Davies. Bread cutters, Mrs Davies and Mrs Jenkins. Cake cutters, Messrs Gwilviv Samuel, Tommy Owen, and Richard Evans. At the entertainment the chair- man was Mr Rowland Phillips. Over- ture, Mr Evan David Rees. A humor- ous speech was given by Air Richard Evans. Recitations, James Knill and Daniel Price. A selection was plaved by Mr Richard Evans's band. The sec- retary was Mr B. Jenkins. Treasurer, Mr L. Edwards. un luesdaj a successful soiree was held at Bryn Seion (C.M.) Vestry. The trays were presided over by (1) Misses Martha and Maggie Par- ker; (2) Misses L. Jones and H. Jenkins; ™lsses M,vE'„Eees and M. Thomas; (4) Misses M. Hughes and S. Evans- 4 Bread and butter cutters, Miss M- 1 Jones, Miss AI. A. Rees, and Airs (Rev.) 1 j c?ke cutters, Mr Rees Joiie9 1 and Air William D. Williams. Waiters, Messrs W. J. Rees, Tommy Rees, Evall Parker, Misses Irene Jones, Dorothy Imnce, and Eda Hughes. Doorkeepers, Mef«rs William Cole, William Price. and E. Parry. Water and tea, llr lvl- Rowlands and Mrs David Morgan. After tea a concert was held. The Rev John Morgan presided. Trio, Misses A Phillips, L. A. Edwards, and E. Lewis- Recitations, Miss I. Jones and E. id- wards. Solo, Mr Rees Jones. Recitation, Miss L. A. Edwards. Solo, M. W. Price. The event of the evening then took place, when Aliss M. E. Rees and n!r < H. Harris were presentrd by Mr 1. Jones and Alr^s E. Davies, Llwyn- celyn, on behalf of Bryn Seion Sunday chool Savings Bank, with a silver cruet and a marble clock in recognition of as secretary and treasurer- Miss Rees and Air Harries very suit- ably responded. Recitations, Miss El- Jones and Miss M. A. Jones. Duet, Tommy Rees and Gomer Parker. Be- ntatwn, Mr William Price. Recitation. ALISS k,. Lewis. Solo, Aliss N lewis- the secretary and treasurer were Messrs lommy Price and Tommy Jones re- m ipectively. Accompanist, Mr William A Javid Williams. M Printed and Published at their Priouuit Works, 19 Cardiff Street, Aberdare. ■ in the County of Glamorgan, by th* 8 Prcprietors, W. Pugh I unti j. fl Rowlands. M I