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Ynysarwed Strike. "BLACKLEGS" IN PIT'MILI- TANT,S, IN COURT. A sequel to the strike at the Ynysar- ¡ wed Collieries, near Resolven, was heard at Neath County Police Court on Fri- day, when Isabella Waite and Louisa Barnett, wives ox two colliers living at Ynysarwed Cottages, were charged with throwing stones on the highway. Mr. A. Jestyn Jeffrejs defended. P.C. Ivor Evans said that oil the 7th inst. some colliers who had returned to work at the Lower Ynysarwed Colliery were proceeding home to Aberdylais, when they were followed bv the two defendants, another woman," and seven children. They were hooting, calling the colliers blacklegs, and beating tins, etc., behind them. Witness asked the women to return home, but they refused. Near the Rock and Fountain they picked up stones and threw them at the colliers. He spoke to them, and Mrs. Barnett replied, "We will go again to the to-morrow morning. They have no business to come here to work.' Inspector Morris corroborated, and said that the women created a hostile demonstration, and maintained a tre- mendous noise. He heard one of the women say, "These men ought to be thrown into the canal." Both women pleaded not guilty. Mrs Barnett said that one of the colliers called her offensive names as he was passing, and she followed them with the idea of reporting him to the police. Both women admitted "hooting" the men. Near the Rock and Fountain the colliers threw stones at them, and they then returned home. Mary Ann Gething and William Fran- cis corroborated. Defendants were fined 20s. and costs each, or 14 days' imprisonment.
Football Review. BY "ONLOOKER." On the whole the Aberaman Albions A.F.C. have had a successful season, thanks to the energetic secretary, Mr. Ben J. Kent, an excellent committee, and also young and brilliant players, who put their heart and soul into the task placed before them. The new grounds, Garth Meadow proved a great advantage. They have become joint holders of Division 2 Glamorgan League Knock-out Cup with Robertstown, after having drawn on three occasions. The last match (cup final) was played for two hours, and resulted in a pointless draw. The following is the second di- vision's record for their first season: Played 13, won 5, lost 2. drew 6; gJls for, J8; against, 19; points 17. Captair, D. Thomas; vice-captain, George Rich- ards. Top scorer, Les "with 8 goals. The following is the record of division 3 team: Played 16, won 12, Lst 4, drew 0. Goals for, 38; against, 17. Points, 24. Captain, Dai Eva.is; Mce- captain, J. L. Davies. Top scorer, J. L. Davies, 11 goals; Allen, 10; Lucas, 7; Eddie Morgan, 4; Tom Thomas, 3. Reference must be made to the good work by Ike Williams, the goalman, the resolute, defensive play of Sam Thomas and Will Stephens at back, the earnest tackling and feeding of the halves, Fred Morgan, Tom Francis, Fred Sam- uels, Dai Evans, and to the strong at- tacking work and scientific combination of the forwards, Tom Thomas, J. L. Davies, Lucas, Allen, and Eddie Morgan. Division 3 team holds the best record of the league. The second and third di- vision teams hold an unbeaten ground record. The best games witnessed by the third division were with Treharris Rangers, Penrhiwceiber Crusaders, and Trelewis (away), when the latter's three years' ground record was smashed. The two teams have qualified for the runners-up medals in their respective league divisions. The president is Mr. Mossy Goldstone; chairman of com- mittee, Mr. George Hicks; vice-chair- man. Mr. Geo. Key, and secretary, Mr. Ben J. Kent, who was also assisted by Mr. D. Evans. BY "MUDDIED OAF." Abernant Rovers.—This club has had a very successful season. The following were the pri i ipal scorers in the first eleven: Tom Dally, 11 goals; Stanley Woodliffe, 7 goals; D. J. James, 6 goals; Walter Jenkins, 5 goals; Lot Williams, 4 goals; D. Evan Morgan, 3 goals; George Davies, 4 goals; D. Cox Wil- liams, 4 goals; D. J. Jones, 2 goals; Eddie Morgan, 2 goals.—The team played 18 matches, won 10, lost 4, and drew 4, with 38 goals for, and 18 against, having a total of 24 points. For the second team the scorers were Aaron Stiley. 8 goals- Tom Evans, 5 goals; W. N. Evans, 4 goals; T. Dally, 4 goals; D. J. Jon?s, 4 goals; D. J. Owen, 4 goals; D. Nicholas, 3 goals, and Tom Jenkins. 2 goals. Played 14 matches, won 8, lost 2, drawn 4, with 26 goals for and 15 against, having a total of 20 points. On Good Friday Abernant defeated Cwmbach by the score of 2 goals to nil, whilst on the following Monday thev beat Abercynon by 4 goals to nil, and' Robertstown by 2 goals to 1. On the Tuesday they conquered the Mertliyr Y.M.C.A. by 3 goals to 1; Robertstown a^ain by 3 goals to 1, and finished up the season on Thursday in defeating the all-con- quering Treharris Juniors by 2 goals to ml. The captain of the first team was Walter Jenkins, and D. J. James acted as vice-captain. In charge of the second eleven was Tom Evans, with Aaron Stiley as second in command. The treasurer was Tom Watkins, and the secretary D. J. James. I regret to learn that Mr. James intends resigning after six years' faithful service. He is also an active member of the Glamorgan League. Financially the club has had a record season despite heavy expendi- ture. The presidents of the club are rr. William Thomas, solicitor, Aber- dare, and Mr. J. Windsor Lewis, Lon- don. Committee: J. B. Jones (chair- man), Tom Phillips (vice-chairman), Tom Watkins, Johnny Roderick, D. J. Moore, Tom Williams, Henry Davies, Dan Thomas, Thomas Samuel, W. J. Lewis, M. J. Williams, and Anthony Davies. Players: first team, D. J. Jones, D. J. James. W. H. Davies, D. E. Morgan, Tim Dally. Lot Williams, Walter Jenkins. Jim Hemlock, Stan. Woodliff, Reg. Brayshaw, Eddie Mor- gan, L. N. James, J. L. Williams. Dan Davies, Dai Cox Williams. W. Williams, D. J. Owen, Ivor Edwards, George Davies. Second team Jack Evans, Tom Jenkins, D. J. Jenkins, Tom Beddoe, Tom Evans, W. N. Evans, David Nicholas, T. T. Evans, Aaron Stiley, Jim Dally, W. Pedler, George Griffiths, Walter Price, Johnnv Phillips. W. R. Evans, W. Rowburry, Charlie Williams, I). J. James, T. Dally, L. N. James, D. J. Jones, D. J. Owen, and R. Brayshaw.
crwcoxx Garage Co. (Next door to G.P.O.), MOUNTAIN ASH. CARS FOR HIRE:- LANDAULETTES, TOURINC, & a Beautiful NAPIER CHARABANC. Very cheap Terms and the World's Proved Best Cars only. II Agents for FORD CARS NAPMR D.S.A. J Phone 22. 7 4 yr Telegrams: «. Gough, Mountain Ash." 9 PARKS AMUSEMENTS COMMITTEE (Under the auspices of the Aberdare District Council). ABERDARE. flew Athletic Grounds (By kind permission of LORD MERTHYR). WHIl TUESDAY, June 2nd, 1914, GRAND Musical Ride AND Military Display By Picfeed N.C.O.'s and Men of the fol- lowing Regiment-, from the Western Cav- alry Depot, Newport, viz 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays), 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales' Own). 4th Dragoon Guards (Royal Irish), 6th Dragoon Guards (Carbineers). The Display will consist of items given by the Team at the Royal Naval Military Tournament at the Olympia, London, on May 14th to 28th. GREAT HALF-SECTION TENT PECCfNC COMPETITION AND BOY SCOUTS COMPETITIONS. Sea the MUSICAL RIDE a really Magnificent Spectacle, Aberdare Town Band will be in attendance. Gates open at 1 o'clook, to commence at 2. Popular Prices-Field, 6d.; Stand, Is. The whole of the proceeds will |be devoted towards providing FREE ENTERTAINMENTS in the Public Park. NEW TOWN HALL, PONTYPRIDD, THE THIRD Annual EISTEDDFOD Will be held on SATURDAY, JULY 11th, 1914. Open Male Voice Competition—" The Assyrian Came Down." Open Solos and Recitations, &c. Adjudicator: D. VAUGHAN THOMAS, M.A., Mus. Doc. Swansea. For further particulars apply to- The SECRETARY, 2 & 3 Taff Street, Pontypridd. .A. Tel. Ill. Foim High-Class Dairy Produce call at THE CARMARTHEN DAIRY, Seymour St., & Whitcombe St., Aberdare ———— Raw and Devonshire Cream Fresh Daily. ———— BUTTER MILK. Choicest Dairy Butter. Fresh as a Daisy. Guaranteed New Laid Eggs. Pure New Milk delivered Twice Daily. Tea Parties supplied A Trial Solicited. W. T. EVANS. See the Beauties of Wales! ON A FORD CAR The cheapest to buy and the cheapest to run. Now is the time to order one FROM SHEEN, ABERDARE Sole District Agent, EMIGRATION. Passengers booked to the UNITED STATES, CANADA, SOUTH AFRICA. AUSTRALIA and all parts of the World by T. D. WilLIAMS, i Publlo Auditor & Aooountant, Valuer A House Agent. Tradesmen's Books Posted and Audited. All kinds of Insurances arranged. Rents Collected. Office-10 Canon St., Aberdare W. Winstone Rees, Offices: 2 Cardiff Street, ABERDARE (10 yers with Messrs. Thos. Phillips and Son, Solicitors), AUCTIONEER, VALUER, ACCOUNTANT, AUDITOR, HOUSE AGENT, CERTIFICATED BAILIF. &C. Tradesmen's Books entered up. Balance Sheets and Income Tax Returns prepared. Typewriting, Copying, Engrossing. County Court work undertaken. Mortgages arranged at any moment. Fothergill's Arms, ABERDARE. The above House is now UNDER the MANAGEMENT of Mr. DAVID JONES Who for 16 Years was Lessee of the Aberdare Market A Cowbridge Arms. All Beers, Spirits, etc., are Guaranteed to be of Best Quality. Mr. Jones is Agent for Messrs. Hancock's (Cardiff) Celebrated Ales and Stout; and only Worthington's 48s. Burton Beer, as drawn from the wood, is Sold over the Counter. All Spirits, Any Brand, Sold at Store Prices. SPECIAL NOTICE. The Aberdare& Mountain AshWindowCleaning, Bill Distributing & Ceneral Advertising Company Are now prepared to contract for cleaning windows of Chapels, Churches, Halls, Schools, Private Houses, &e. Cleanliness, civility and strict sobriety our motto. Practical men only employed. Carpets beaten under hygienic rules. Troughings cleaned. Handbills distributed with great care. Advertising Truck-boards to let. All communications address Manager Mr. T. J. LLOYD, 8, Mount Hill Street' Aberaman. FURNITURE AT ROCK-BOTTOM PRICES! 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.w J Farewell of the Vicar of Mountain Ash. The Vicar of Mountain Ash, the Hev. Sinnett Jones, preached to a crowded congregation m farewell sermon last Sunday evening. He referred to the sotemn obligation between the pastor and the people. There was a great re- lationship of sacredness and a deep and lasting friendship, which was not to be rashly dissolved. More than 12 years ago he appeared before them in the character of an entire stranger. There were many considerations and many re- collections, unimportant to some, but indelibly stamped on his own mind. He had prepared a large number of them for confirmation and the words he had spoken from the pulpit intending to lead to the life eternal. He had tried to give of his best, and he left the re- suit in the hands of God. The future of the Church was gloomy, and the re- ligious outlook was gloomy, but what- ever the fate of their own Church he hoped and trusted that they would bo loyal to her in her hour of gloom Jind render to the new Vicar all the assist- ance it was possible to give him. He would ever cherish a vivid and happy re- collection of the friendship shown to him and his family, in their joy and their bitter cup of sorrow. In con- clusion the rev. gentleman asked for their prayers, that he might walk worthily in the footsteps of Christ and open the door of utterance in the Gospel of Christ. Presentation to the Vicar and Mrs. Sinnett Jones. I On Monday evening a largely attend- ed meeting was held in the Parish II Jtoom for the purpose of presenting the Vicar and his wife. Col. Morgan Mor- gan, J.P., presided, and was supported by Mrs. Morgan Morgan, Mr and Mrs J. T. Jones, Mr and Mrs Alfred Mor- gan, Miss Daisy Morgan, Mr and Mrs W. G. Thomas, Mrs. Hugh Davies- r Jones, Mrs. Jenkins, Mr and Mrs. 1. Ambrose, Mr W. Armitage, Mr and Mrs. M. P. Rees, Miss M. Lloyd Ship- ton, Mrs Edwards, Mr R. P. Dowling, Mr W. Jenkins, Mr Davies (T.V.R. Stationmaster), Mrs. Morgan Edmunds I and M rs Rees, Windsor Villa. The fol- lowing comprised the committeet: Col. Morgan, Miss Shipton, Mrs. Weeks, Mr M. P. Rees, Mr T. H. Smith, Mr J. Grant, Mr W. Smith, Mr R. Netherway, Mr Newton, Mr R. P. Dowling, Mrs. M. Edmunds, Miss Agnes Davies, Mr Ralph Powell, Mr T. Early, Mr W. Jenkins, Mr. J. T. Jones, Mr J. Bluett, Mr E. R. Rees, and Mr D. W. Howell, secretary. I The Chairman, opening the proceed- ings, said they had come to the parting of the ways, and they were gathered together to present the rev. gentleman to show some little mark of the esteem in which they held him. He (the speaker) had known him 12 years, and had got to respect him and Mrs. Jones. Perhaps the Vicar's remembrance of Mountain Ash would be bound up more with his sorrows than joys. Mr M. P. Rees, the oldest sidesman of the parish, said he was losing a good friend. He was always most genial, will-ing and anxious for the good of the parish. He wished them both God- speed in their work. Co). Morgan then presented Mrs. Sinnett Jones with a beautiful pair of oil paintings. It was, said the Colonel, a slight token of the esteem and re- gard in which Mrs. Sinnett Jones was held in Mountain Ash. He expressed his sincere wishes for her future happi- ness in her new sphere. Mrs. Sinnett Jones, responding, said it was difficult to get words to express what she felt on such an occasion, She thanked them all for their kindness. No thanks were due to her for what she had done, as she felt it had been her dutv. She had chosen the pictures her- self', as they reminded her of the lines in her favourite hynm, The bright- ness of the day" and The crimson of the sunset sky." Col. Morgan, speaking on behalf of his wife, who had been deputed to pre- sent the Vicar, expressed similar senti- ments. Mr. Morgan then formally handed a bicycle to the Vicar. The Rev. J. Sinnett Jones, respond- ing, said that when the heart was heavy words were few. He found it difficult to find words to express his gratitude for such beautiful presents. He had found in the chairman a friend upon whom he could always rely. He (the Vicar) had tried to do his duty, and he felt that he had satisfied his own conscience. They all differed in heir gifts, and when the new Vicar came he hoped they would not be too critical. He might have his gifts, but let him show them. He (the speaker) and his wife had ex- perienced during their stay in Moun- tain Ash nothing but kindness, and they I were leaving without a single enemy. His successor, Mr. Croft, was a most agreeable and kind-hearted gentleman, and he congratulated the parish oil the appointment. Miss Shipton spoke in highly eulogis- tic terms of Mrs. Jones and her work. She had found her a real help. She came from a tiny parish to Mountain I Ash, and she rose to the occasion. She hoped the blessing of God ^oiild rest upon them both and their children, and she parted with them with feelings of the deepest regret. Mr. R. P. Dowling hoped that God « blessing would rest on the Vicar, and that his life would be useful in the ser- vice of God. Mr. W. Jenkins felt that after such valuable service from such an abl JIIan he could scarcely express iiiiiiself. The Vicar had touched the workers^ the place, and had not only ministe inside the Church but also outside. Mr. Alfred Morgan, proposing a V(V?- of thanks to the artistes, said he like to add his testimony to the work of Mr. and Mrs. Sinnett Jones. As < friend the vicarage had always been open to him. He could hardly imagine a more perfect vicar's wife than "'s- Jones and they ought to thank the hm1 x^,ngil1g her there. I lie following contributed to the musi- cal portion of the programme: -Misses Mulvey, Mrs W. G. Thomas, Mrs. 3- } • Jones, and Messrs. H. W T. W- Millar, and Fred Allen ng,
GELTRtDOP CDNSTIPATlDK Try a few doses of Mother Seigel's Syrup, and note how surely it induces healthy action of the bowels. It is not one of the violent purgatives which aggravate con- stipation. hut a carefully blended mixture of herbal extracts which experience has shown i-estorv tone and healthy activity to the stomach. liver and bowels. Regulate the stomach, liver and bowels with Mother Seigel's Syrup, and enjoy better health.
Penderyn Accident. KNIFE VlOUND PROVES FATAL. £ )r YY. lv- Jones (coroner) held on in- quest touching the death of Daniel Davies, a labourer, employed at Inys- waendraeth Farm, at Jerusalem Vestry, Penderyn, on Tuesday, May 19th. The lice Sun Assurance Company was represented bv Mr. T. Marchant Harris, from the office of Mr. William Thomas, solici- i tor, Aberdare. Margaret Harris, a servant-girl^ em- ployed at Ynyswaendraeth Farm, stated that about 5.30 p.m. on Friday last she was driving the cows home j when she saw deceased in an adjoining field. He shouted on her to come over. She went and found his arm bleeding, and being asked to bandage it by de- ceased she put a. coat around it. She then went to Heol Las Farm, about 3* minutes' rapid walking distance, for Thomas Morgan. During this time bleeding was continuous. Thomas Morgan, quarryman. said that at the request of Maggie Harris he went up to Daniel Davies immediately. Deceased was bleeding freely. Rolling his sleeves up witness tied a cord above the wound, the gash being in the elbow joint. This stopped the bleeding. After the arm had been bandaged Davies was taken to Dr. Thomas, Hirwain, on horseback. At this time deceased was quite fit to travel. Coroner: You have done good work in an efficient manner, and I commend you. Edward Harris, of Ynyswaendraeth Farm, identified the deceased as his farm labourer, Daniel Davies, aged 18 years. This day he was employed in harrowing the field of witness' brother, Rees Harris. Deceased apparently had found that the bush he was dragging was projecting too much, and went to cut it with a knife. The bush was fastened to the horses by means of a chain. Whilst cutting it the horses might have pulled forward, causing the knife to slip and enter his arm. Or the knife might have cut through the wood and into his arm. The horses he had were quite safe to drive. Dr. 1. G. Thomas said that the lad was brought to his surgery on Friday evening last. With his assistant, Dr. Wyndham Parker, he examined de- ceased. His general condition was good. The bandage was undone, and as soon as pressure was removed the hemorrhage became very severe. The wound was about U inches long and inch wide and deep. The vein and artery had been cut. After dressing the wound, he asked deceased to go homl in a cab., This he refused to do, preferring to return on horseback. On Saturday wit- ness visited him and his condition was again good. On Sunday, evening he found deceased in a critical condition. He had a rapid pulse and a tempera- ture of 105 degrees. A clot had formed, and this entering the vein was carried into the heart. This was the cause of death. The clot made the condition of the heart acute, and the temperature rose. The jury returned a verdict of "Acci- dental death." ">o.
A Great Labour Venture.
A Great Labour Venture. Whit-Monday is so fixed in the calendar as to commend itself to the jaded worker as the day of all days upon which he can cast aside, at any rate for a few brief hours, all the worries and cares that have fallen to his unhappy lot. Conceptions of how to enjoy a holiday are various. Those who have means go to the Continent. Some go to the pub or club. This year, however, the Aberdare Trades Council have made a start by which they hope to show the working classes and all others the way to enjoy a holiday cheaply and thorough- Iv. They have established what they hope to make an annual event to be eagerly looked forward to, i.e., a Great Carnival and Sports. It is organised by the Trade Fnion Movement, and the Friendly Societies in the district have been invited to join in the procession. The object of this Carnival is two-fold: (1) An attempt to organise the games, sports and pastimes of the people in such a manner as to give real pleasure and amusement without any 111 effects; (2) to create a feeling and atmosphere of fellowship between the workers and to extend that feeling through all work- ing-class societies, such as Trade Unions, Friendly Societies, etc.. etc. Let us hope that their efforts will be rewarded by the support of the work- ing classes and the general public. It is good for the workers, and it is good also for the town. We trust the town will do its part by entering the Window "Dressing Competition and by sending their horses and motor cars into the procession. Aberdare is looking lip
Miner Dies in Pit. On Friday afternoon at the Trecynon Police Station before Mr. 1\1. Rhys, coroner, an inquest was held touching the death of Charles Henry Whineray, who -died suddenly in Bwllfa Pit on Tuesday.—Thomas Battenbo. 12 Fred- erick Street, stated that deceased lodged with him, and was 37 years of age. He worked at Bwllfa Colliery as a labour- er on the traffic shift. Witness had never known him to be ill; he always appeared to enjoy good health. He believed deceased to be unmarried.— Ifichard Jones stated that lie worked with deceased on the day in question about a quarter of a mile from the shaft. Deceased had a slight cough and com- plained of a cold. They worked some hours and then ate food together. After resuming work deceased asked witness to fetch him his tea can, and when wit- ness returned deceased was in a sitting position and very exhausted. This was about 9.15 p.m. He drank a mouthful but expectorated violently. Deceased made no complaint of having sustained an injury.—William Kent, fireman, de- I posed that _deceased had made no com- plaint to him. He had visited deceased's working-place three times during the shift. He heard deceased coughing, and in reply to a question remarked, "I have a very bad cold." He had been working in witness' district about three weeks, and appeared to be a strong man. On the night in question he was not doing heavy work; he was filling trams I with small rubbish and using a shovel. He was not lifting heavy stones. He died at the pithead.—Dr. Isaac Banks stated he had never known deceased, and on Wednesday lie conducted a post- mortem examination in the presence of two other doctors. He was a man of good physique, and the mischief lay solely in the left lung, which bore traces of tuberculosis, which must have been resident there for years. Death was caused through the bursting of a blood vessel, which could have given way at any time.—The Witness Jones, re-called, stated that deceased had com- plained of spitting blood.—The jury, of which Mi*. J. Berry was foreman, brought in a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence.
Ethel Jack is good-looking enough, but T don't care for his ways. Maris Never mind about his ways, my dear; think of his means.
Letters to the Editor.
Letters to the Editor. ABERDARE SCHOOL GOVERNORS SCENE. Sir,—It would be well to remind the public that Mr T. W. Williams has been instrumental on a previous occasion in removing a chairman of the Aberdare County School Managers from the body of Governors. This was Mr D. P. Davies, J.P., a gentleman wild devoted much time and energy and took great interest in the work of the County School. Mr. T. W. Williams then as now pandered to the Labour Party, and succeeded in ousting Mr D. P. Davies and replacing him by Mr Thos. Lewis. Now it is Mr L. N. Williams' turn. Mr L. N. Williams' heinous offence was to accept the chairmanship of the body of Governors, when Mr T. W. Williams had his eye on it, and ever since that time there has been friction at almost every meeting. Will he deny that he was ambitious for this office, Mr T. Walter Williams does not feel happy playing second fiddle, but he ought to be jolly well thankful to be in the band at all. It is not surprising that Mrs. Rose Davies refuses to accept office as Governor of the County School, under such circumstances as she was elected at the last Council meeting. And I understand that some of the Labour members regret their action in support- ing Mr T. Walter Williams' vindictive move. But their attitude was taken up not so much to help T.W.W. as to gain a seat on the body of Governors. It is to be hoped that they will be on their guard in future not to become cats- paws to that gentleman. In view of Mrs. Da vies' dignified step in declining the position, the matter is bound to come up for discussion at the next meet- ing of the District Council on June S. The Aberdare School Governors' annual meeting is on the same day at 3 p.m., two hours before the Council meets. It is expected that the appointment of a chairman will be deferred till the follow- ing meeting, pending the election of the full complement of members. In conclusion let me revert to the Governors' meeting on January 7th, 1914, at which the corridor scene took place. I have a copy of the agenda in I front of me, and all the business to be transacted was as follows:—"rlo con- sider letter from Mr. Franklen with re- I ference to the cocoa nut matting in the Gymnasium; to consider the question of the laying out of the school grounds and other important matters concerning the Girls' School." The only possible loop-hole for Mr T. Walter Williams' introduction of extraneous subjects was the latter part of the second item, "And other important matters." But he did not wait to go through the agenda. He started right off in the very beginning, and he spoke for a considerable time be- fore he was pulled up. Perhaps in the next meeting of the Council he will clear this matter up.—I am, yours truly, PUBLIC WEAL.
Assault-at-Arms at Aberdare
Assault-at-Arms at Aberdare A grand Assault-at-Arms took place in the Market Hall, Aberdare, last Monday for the benefit of Rees Morgan, once the champion clog dancer of the world. Despite other attractions in the town a crowd ,of about 2,000 was present. Before the exhibition began a stray cowboy from the circus nearly created a disturbance and had to be marched out by the police. The first item was an exhibition con- test of 4 11 minute rounds between the brothers Teague of Pontypridd. The two little boys butted each other well, and caused great amusement. Next followed a 3-round exhibition between Ivor Meredith and W. Davies. Through- out the latter seemed to be getting the best of it, several times driving his op- ponent to the ropes. Percy Jones next stood up against Frank Evans, Moun- tain Ash, and gave an exhibition of quick, neat boxing. After that Llew Iwards, Porth, opposed W. Williams, Cardiff, in a three 2 mins. round con- test. Edwards got home well to the body and there was a good display in the third round. The next item, was a contest between Billy Jones, Mountain Ash, and Evan Lewis, Cwinaman, for the promoters' purse and sidestakes. In the first round the men seemed very even in the second there was a good deal of clinch- ing. Lewis had the advantage in height and reach, but at the end Jones was declared winner. There was some boo- ing over this, as the local man was evi- dently the favourite. Two exhibition contests lasting three rounds followed, the first being between Jim Roberts and Dai Rees, Aberaman. At the beginning both men dodged about a good deal; there was more fighting in the third round. In the other, Zack Phillips, Aberavon, was matched with Young Rice, Cardiff, the latter scoring well. Mr. A. J. Sheen, who met with a good reception, now appeared in the ring to thank those present for doing a good turn by patronising the exhibition, and to apologise for the absence of Jimmy Driscoll and Jimmy Wilde. After that came the event of the evening, in the shape of a 10 round con- test between Frank Evans,' Mountain Ash, and Si Baker, Glynneath. From I the first the latter seemed much strong- er than his opponent, who, however, put up a-very plucky fight. In the third round, and also in the fifth, he went down for 8 seconds, but after rising he went gamely on with the bout. By the fourth round the excitement of the aud- ience had reached a high pitch; by the end of the fifth the applause was ter- rific. The contest went the full length of 10 rounds, both men boxing well. At the end Baker was announced the win- ner. The referee throughout the evening was Mr F. Lisle, Cardiff, while Mr Wat Griffiths acted as time-keeper. During the evening the Aberaman Silver Band played selections.
Bankruptcy Acts—Receiving Orders. Patrick Collins, 26 King Street, Mis- kin, Mountain Ash, Glamorgan, col- liery labourer. Daniel Hughes, 58 Bronallt Terrace, Abercwmboi, Aberdare, colliery labour- er.
mlill'I'llo, -"w Y The Cook's Best Friend." BOHWIGK'S j BAKtMG POWOER. J