Aberdare Police Court. Wednesday, June 17th. Before Mr. R. A. Griffith (Deputy Stipendiary), Messrs. D. P. Davies and L. N. Wil- liams. Drunks. David Owen, in Duke Street, Aber- dare, 5s. and costs; Jeremiah Fitz- gerald, in Glanaman Road, Cwmaman; Frank Meecham, in Park View Terrace, Abercwmboi; Daniel Davies, in Cwm- bach Road; Richard Whitbread, in High Street, Aberdare, on a Sunday; Jas. Matthews, in Regent Street, Aber- aman, 10s. and costs each. Driver Drunk and Horse Swaying. Llewelyn Morgan was charged with being drunk and disorderly while in charge of a horse and cart in Rhigos Road, Rhigos. P.C. Rees said he noticed the horse swaying from one side of the road to the other. Witness stopped the horse and he then noticed that defendant was helplessly drunk. Ordered to pay 10s. and costs. A Cwmbach Row. David Thomas, Cwmbach, was brought up for being drunk and dis- orderly and for assaulting P.C. Chugg. The constable said that while on duty in Cwmbach Road he heard a quarrel in Scales Row. On going down he saw the defendant, who was drunk, and us- ing filthy language. When he went to the door defendant struck him in the stomach, and they both fell. Defendant admitted being drunk, but denied striking the constable. It was the constable who had struck him. Mrs. Thomas (defendant's wife) was called, and she said that the constable caught hold of her husband and threw him down. There was no row at the time, but there had been a row, and the I landlady of the public house had locked II one man m. Clerk Was your husband waiting for that man to come out? ( Witness: No. j The Bench fined defendant 10s. and costs^ for being drunk and disorderly, and os. and costs for the assault. Transfer. Mr W. Thomas applied for the trans- fer of the licence of the Roberts Arms, Aberdare, from the late landlord to his widow, Mrs. Martha Davies. Granted. Five Stray Cows. William Williams, Brynhir Farm, Rhigos, was summoned at the instance of P.C. Kerton for allowing five cows to stray in Neath Road. Ordered to pay 5s. and costs. Street Obstruction. Morris Evans and Clifford Carter were charged with obstructing High Street, Aberdare, by fighting. P.C. Francombe proved. Carter, who was not present, was fined 25s. and costs, and Evans was ordered to pay 20s. and costs. Obstructing the road by selling fish and chips was the charge preferred against Lugge Antoni.—P.C. Hunt de- posed that a crowd stood round the cart. Witness requested him to move on, but he only moved a few yards, and stood in a narrow place. Defendant obstructed the traffic, because the trams passed to and fro. Ordered to pay 5s. and costs. Stone Throwing. Walter Chappell, Timothy Road, Cwmbach, was summoned by P.C. Chugg for throwing stones on the foot- path adjoining Cwmbach Road. The constable said that defendant stood on a tip and threw big slags down on the road. One of the stones struck him (the constable) on the leg. There was a number of children about at the time. Fined 10s. and costs. Renewing an Old Habit. David Evans, Woodlands, Cwmaman, a farmer, who was represented by Mr T. W. Griffiths, was charged with fur- iously driving a horse. and trap. P.C. Jones saw him in Hirwain Road on Whit-Monday. He was driving at the rate of from 13 to 15 miles an hour. He shouted on defendant, but he took no notice. Mr Griffiths having addressed the Bench, the Stipendiary remarked that defendant was renewing an old habit. He had been fined for a similar offence in June, 1910. He would now be fined 10s. and costs. Riding Furiously. Trevor Williams, a young man, was ordered to pay 5s. and costs for riding a bicycle furiously in Gadlys Road. P.C. Banks proved. Dangerous to the Public. Wm. Edmund Chick, Swansea, ap- pea red to answer a charge of driving a motor cycle in a manner dangerous to the public. P.S. Pullman deposed to seeing de- fendant ride through Hirwain Road, Trecynon. He was going at the rate of IS or 20 miles an hour. A similar charge was preferred against Ernest Edwin Colburn, motor engineer, Aberdare. He was repre- sented by Mr Griffith Llewelyn. P.S. Owen Thomas spoke to seeing the defendant travel on a motor cycle up Monk Street at the rate of from 20 to 23 miles an hour. Later, he went to defendant's house and spoke to him. Defendant then replied I don't think I was travelling faster than 20 miles an hour." Cross-examined by Mr Llewelyn, wit- ness said that the gradient might be one in six in some parts of Monk Street. The defendant gave evidence, and said it was impossible to work up speed in such a short distance. He had started dead near the Vulcan, and the Sergeant saw him near Penydarren St. He had a boy 13 years of age on the motor at the time. The Bench fined both defendants 20s. and costs each. No Cab Licence. David Thomas, a local cab-driver, was summoned for plying for hire without a licence. P.S. Owen Thomas said he saw the defendant on Victoria Square and asked him for his licence. That was on May 14th. Defendant admitted that he had not taken out a licence. He had taken one out since. The Bench asked defendant if he had anything to say, and he replied that times had been very hard and very little doing in his line since the trams were running. That was the reason he had not taken out a licence. Stipendiary: What is the fee for a I licence? Witness: 15s. The Stipendiary said they had de- i cided to deal leniently with him on this occasion. He would be fined Is. and ( costs only. A Fine of 25. Thomas Dix, Aberdare, was similar- ly charged. P.S. Owen Thomas gave evidence of seeing a horse and cab, with John Chas. Evans in charge, in Victoria Square. He asked the driver for his licence, and the man replied he hadn't one. Evidence was called to prove that de- fendant had been fined on two prev- ious occasions for like offences. The Stipendiary said that the maxi- mum penalty, in view of previous con- victions, was 220, and they had no power to inflict a smaller fine than a quarter of that amount. Defendant would therefore have to pay C5 includ- ing costs. Dog Cases. Frederick Collins, Cynon Place, Tre- cynon, for having no dog licence, was fined 108: and costs. Wm. Richards, Trecynon, was sum- moned for having a dangerous dog. P.S. Poolman had complained to de- fendant's wife about the dog. P.C. Wm. Jones corroborated. Defendant said the dog was only a pet.—An order to keep the dog under control was made, and to pay 8s. 6d. costs. i Defiling a Wall. David John Davies was fined Is. and costs for committing the above offence in Monk Street. P.S. Thomas proved. Gomer Davies, for a similar offence in Cwmbach, was fined Is. and costs. P.C. Bevan proved. James Evans, Bryncynon Terrace, Cwmdare, was fined Is. and costs for a similar offence in Gadlys Road, Aber- dare. P.C. Banks proved. Indecency. Honora Davies didn't appear to answer a charge of indecency in Stuart Street, Aberdare. P.C. Rowe proved the case.—Fined 20s. and costs. Debtor to the Guardians. Morgan Thomas owed a balance of 2s. to the Guardians. An order was made for the amount and costs. War- rant Officer Richards proved. Deserted His Wife. William Prosser, Miskin, Mountain Ash, was charged with leaving his wife and children chargeable to the Merthyr Guardians. The total cost, said War- rant Officer Richards, was £ 8 2s. When he left his wife on the last occa- sion she was expecting a baby.-One month's imprisonment. Ordered to Pay. Wm. Dredge, Glamorgan Street, Aberaman, was ordered to pay 2s. that lie owed to the Guardians, and also the sts. A Short Cut. Wm. James, Aberaman, was sum-
ABERCWMBOI. TEMPERANCE.—On Friday evening the Rev. Morris Morgan, Swansea, visited Abercwmboi, on behalf of the South Wales Temperance Association, and gave an address in the open-air on his favourite subject. The Rev. M, Jenkins presided. GOLDEN WEDDING —On Tuesday evening, at Bethlehem Hall, a concert and presentation meeting took place to celebrate the golden wedding of Mr and Mrs Edward Pugh. 107 John St., who attained the nuptial jubilee on Christmas Day, 1913. Both are faith- ful members of Bethlehem Congrega- tional Church. The church decided to mark this auspicious event with a testi- monial. Mr John Evans, John Street, made the arrangements. The concert was very well attended. The Rev. J. B Davies presided. Open solo t'y Mr David Lewis Evans. Hecit bv Trevor Isaac. Solo, Richard Williams. Re- cit, Miss Annie Maria James. Solo, i a 1 Miss Cecilia Rees. Reeit, Miss Mary Jane Morgan. Congratulatory ad- dresses were delivered by Mr Dan Isaac, secretary of Bethlehem, and Air David Davies, deacon and old co-worker with Mr Pugh. Solo by Miss Eliza- beth Rees. Recit. Miss Maggie Ellen Evans. Solo, Mr John lly. Williams. Mr John Davies (Gwinau Emiyn). the church treasurer, on behalf of the church, prosented Mrs. Pugh with a purse of gold, and Mrs. David Lewis, one of the oldest members, presented Mr Pugh with a similar gift. The purses were made by Misses Arnv Davies and Elizabeth Rees. Both Mr Davies and Mrs Lewis spoke in hich terms of the recipients, who suitably responded. Attached to the gift was a neat little card bearing the follow- ing inscriptionCyflwynedig (rnNŒ arian) i Mr a Mrs Edward PlIgh, H'
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Aberdare Shop Broken Into. How Two Boys Snent the Proceeds of a Theft. Harold Evans (15) and Trevor Jen- kins (15) were brought up on a charge of breaking and entering No 7 High Street, a butcher shop, and stealing therefrom 92 17s. 9d. Mr. W. Thomas, solicitor, appeared for Jenkins. H. Trunkfield, Gospel Hall Ter- race, Gadlys, said he carried on business at No. 7 High Street. Last Thursday, June 11th, he locked the shop at 7.30 p.m. The first to arrive next morning was his assistant, and witness arrived at 9 a.m. He had not noticed anything wrong until P.C. Henebury arrived later in the day. From what the constable told him witness searched the cash desk, and found that 22 17s. 9d. was miss- ing. He knew the defendant Evans, who had been in his employ as an errand boy. P.C. Henebury deposed that he received a telephone message from Pontypridd on June 12th. He and P.S. Griffiths then went to No. 7 High Street, Aberdare, and told the last witness what the Pontypridd police had informed them. On go- ing upstairs they found that a bar across the window had been re- moved, leaving just room for a per- son to enter. That was at the rear of the premises, and the defendants had effected an entrance by going in through the cemetery and climbing a 10ft. post. Witness then went to Pontypridd, and a Pontypridd con- stable said Acting upon inform- ation received this morning I went to a refreshment house in Ponty- pridd, owned by Mr Bracchi. I there saw the prisoners spending money very freely. They had bought chocolates, sweets, cigarettes, etc. I took them into custody on suspicion of stealing money. I afterwards charged the prisoners with breaking and entering a lock-up shop in Aber- dare some time between 7.30 p.m. on June 11th and 8 a.m. on June 12th, and stealing £2 17s. 9d. Evans re- plied: 'It was not so much as that.' Jenkins said: 'We went to the churchyard, climbed up a post and got in.' Evans than said that there was a hole at the back of the cash- desk, and that he had worked at the shop for some time. P.C. Henebury then produced a variety of articles which were found on defendants. They included (on Evansl. 13s 6d in cash; 3 packets of cigarettes 6 packets of chocolates, and a box of matches. On Jenkins he found 15s. in cash, several slot checks, 4 packets of chocolates and 6 packets of cigarettes. Mr W. Thomas addressed the Bench on behalf of Jenkins, and said that this was his first offence. He asked the Bench to deal with him under the First Offenders' Act. Mr Thomas then called his client to give evidence. Jenkins said he lived in Hall He and Evans were proceeding to work together on the night of the 11th June. Evans suggested that they go back, that he knew of a place where they could get 6s. 6d. in- stead of the turn of work. They went back, and entered the premises about 11 p.m. It was Evans who went inside the shop, but witness was insidte the premises keeping watch. Jenkins added he had 15s 3d out of the proceeds. They hid the money and went home early in the morning to wash and dress. They afterwards went for the money and took the 9.5 train to Pontypridd. Clerk What did you do with your- selves all night? Jenkins: We walked about the town until it was time to go home. Evans, the other defendant, said that Jenkins had told him he had been in the shop on a previous occa- sion. Mr W. Thomas You were working with Trunkfield then?—Yes. Mr Thomas And did you tell your employer ?-No. The Stipendiary told Evans he had been up before on a similar charge, and next time he would be sent to prison. Evans' father said there was no parent who looked after his boy more than he did. Both boys were ordered to pay X.5 each. Park Cinema, Gadlys. For the last three nights this week the chief attraction is Trapped in the Mine." This is a picture that should appeal to a colliery district like this, and every miner ought to see it. There are numerous other films, humorous and otherwise, the whole making up a most successful programme. The star picture for next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be The Iron Man." This is an excit- ing detective story. In praising the technical merits of the film, ,we must not neglect its qualities as a drama, and we can give our opinions most candidly by saying that "The Iron Man" appears to us to be far ahead of the average detective film. Barn- et-Parker, despite his English name, is not altogether free of the little mannerisms of the, typical Continent- al film detective, but he has one great merit; he possesses the inevit- able briar pipe, but he does not in- sist in carrying it everywhere with him, and, moreover, the mannerisms supposed to be typical of the detec- tive are not in his case exaggerated until they become absurd. In plot, this film is unusually good and not too wildly improbable. The under- ground scenes are not the only good ones the detective's final ruse is a cleverly sprung surprise and the 'iron man' is a contrivance which ivill appeal irresistibly to lovers of sensation. The full story cannot be told here, out our readers may depend upon it "hat it is an extraordinarily good )ne.
ABERCYNON. BILLIARDS.—Mr Tim Hughes and Mr Enoch Davies are the two first billiard players to receive the billiard ce and case offered at the new Lucania Billiard Hall, for scoring a 50 break. JAMES EVANS & SONS, late of Penpark Farm, beg to announce that they have taken over Mr. Edwards' Taff Vale Siding Hay and Corn Stores. All orders for hay, etc., promptly at- tended to. Note address James Evans and Sons, 1 Hill Street, Aber- cynon. 5 COMPETITION.—A "Do as you Please" competition took place at the Empire throughout last week. There were three competitors in the final on Saturday evening, the winner being Miss Katie Morgans, Taffs Well.lir. Thos. Evans, Abercynon, came second, and Mr T. Peak, Nelson, third. INTTElt.,NIENT.On Thursday after- noon the remains of the late Mr Thos. Evans, No. 2 Nash Street, were in- terred at the local Cemetery. The principal mourners were: Messrs. Thomas Edwards, Rhydfelin; Thomas Morgan, Senghenydd, cousins; Thomas Evans, Clydach Vale; Edward Evans, Blaenclydach: David Richards, Ystrad- mynach; David Jones, Ystrad; Wm. David, Jones, Abercynon, and Lewis Edwards, Ynysybwl, nephews. The officiating minister was the Rev. D. Creigfryn Jones, Pontypridd, assisted by the Rev. Robert Lewis, Pontypridd. A MASS MEETING of workmen em- ployed at the Dowlais-Cardiff Colhery was held on Thursday events at the Lesser Hall, under the pras. iency of Guardian W. C. Dyer, chairman of the local lodge of the Federation. A 1 ('60- lution re the banksmen's dispute was passed pledging support to theji and granting power to the Executive Coun- cil to further deal with the matter. Councillor Charles Maddox introduced a discussion regarding the approach to the station. Indignation was ex- t pressed because the property owners are not called upon to pay part of the expenses in connection with this, and a resolution was passed to the effect that the workmen's interests should be safe- guarded in the access to and from the colliery. The question of pit head baths was also under consideration, and it was resolved that Mr Alfred Onions and Mr Bruce Glasier be invited to a public meeting to be held shortly. CERTIFICATES.—-On Sunday after- noon prizes and certificates were dis- tributed at Tabernacle Welsh C.M. Sunday School to the successful candi- dates in the recent Scriptural examin- ations of the C.M. Sunday School Union. The children rendered a chorus under the conductorship of Mr E. R. Edwards, the accompanist being Miss Elsie Davies. The certificates were given out by Mr Daniel Fenwick and Mr E. R. Edwards, past superintend- ents, to the following: Lower Aber- dare District Examination: Senior Class, Mr David Brown; Class under 21, T. J. Jones, Myfanwy Humphreys, Lizzie H. Jones, Maggie Jones, Lizzie Jones, Miriam Lewis, David Davies, Mary Jane Evans, and Lizzie Williams. Class under 16, John Thomas Jones, 1st prize; Hylene Price and Katy Hum- phreys 2nd prize, S. Jones and Tanc, Jones. Class under 13, Olive Phillips, ■ Maggie Jones, Thomas J. Brixley, Gwenhwyfar Maud Jones, Tilly Jones, Richard David Ebenezer. Class under 10, D. Nesbert Price, H. Selwyn Price, E. Mary Jones, Esther M. Davies, Laura Jones, Mary Evelyn Jones, Lily May Brixly, W. Tudor Fenwick, W. Pierce Williams, W. Hughes Jones and Willie Phillips. East Glamorgan Ex- amination :—Senior Class, Mr David Brown. Class under 21: Lizzie Jones, Miriam Lewis and T. J. Jones. Class under 16: Katy Humphreys, Hylene Price, John Thomas Jones, Susy Jones. Class under 13: Maggie Jones, Olive Phillips, R. D. Ebenezer, Tillv Jones, G. M. Jones, Lizzie Jones, T. A. J. I Brixey. Class under 10: Laura Jones, Ellen Mary Jones, Willie P^ Williams, D. Nesbert Price, Esther M. Davies, Willie Phillips, H. Selwyn Price, Mary Evelyn Jones, W. Tudor Fenwick and Lily Brixey. The following were suc- cessful in memorising the preparatory portions of Scripture, and received cer- tificates :—Senior Class Mrs Margaret Thomas, Gwynfa; Mrs M. Jones, Mr E. T. Davies Mr David Jones, Miss M. J. Thomas, Mr D. A. Thomas, Mrs M. A. Davies, Mrs. Margaret Jones, Miss Frances Jenkins, Gwynfa, Mr Pierce Williams, and Mr W. R. Edmunds. Class under 21: John Thomas Jones, Katy Humphreys, Lizzie Jones, Hylene Mav Price and Jane Williams. Class under 13: Gwynhwyfar Maud Jones, Tilly Jones, Lizzie Jones, Olive Phil- lips, Richard D. Ebenezer and P. Davies. Class under 10, Willie P. Wil- liams, D. Nesbert Price, H. Selwyn Price, R. G. Jones, W. Tudor Fenwick, Mary Evelyn Jones, Esther M. Davies, Mary L. Jones, Laura Jones, Owen C. Morris and Ellen Marv Jones.
HIRWAIN. BUY AT HOME, -6S 12s. 6d. Free wheels and 2-rim brakes.-Parker Bros. DEMISE.—We regret to announce the death of Mr Morgan Bryant, of Station Road. Deceased was 58 years of age. SUCCESS.—At the Scriptural exam- ination of the East Glamorgan Baptist Union, Miss Maggie Ann Jones secured first place in the district and Mr Hy. B. Jones second place. ACCIDENT.—Whilst working as a miner at the Tower Colliery on Monday last, Mr Jack Davies, of Wind Street, was crushed by a fall of coal, sustain- ing severe internal injuries. PULPIT.—The Rev. Thomas Davies, of Swansea, officiated at Bethel (C.M.) Church on Sunday last. The reverend gentleman was a member of Bethel be- fore he entered the ministry. I OMISSION.—In our report of the drama, entitled, The Lady of Lyons," we inadvertently omitted the name of Mr Robert Morris as "The Merchant." His acting was a complete success. VICTORIA HALL.-The programme this week is the best obtainable as re- gards star films. A powerful drama is illustrated in the 2 reel picture, "The Grit of a Dandy." It is a good lesson based upon the words, It is better to give than to receive." An interesting picture to schoolchildren is the film "At the Glass Works." Love romance is well to the fore in the pictures, 'Apache Love.' 'Two Women and Two Men.' Comedy is represented by "Calino as Water Diver," "Lieut. Pimples," and "Bloomer's Revolver." WEDDING.—A pretty and fashion- able wedding was solemnized at St. Elvan's Church, Aberdare, on Thurs- day last. The contracting parties were Mr Henry Johnson, Cynon Terrace, Hirwain. and Miss Ada F. Hall, Over- ton House, Aberdare. Mr Morgan Dd. Johnson acted as best man. The Vicar of Hirwain was the officiating minis- ter. The honeymoon is being spent at Mumbles. At the Gloucester Wagon Works, Hirwain (where Mr Henry Johnson has been an for l* years), a splendid reception was given the wedded couple. Flags were L? andnuln detonators fired. Feiici- tous wishes were accorded Mr and and ChaH^n hc ,^lessrs- George Mason staff ^nd employees. SUCCESS.—At the 1913-1914 Scrip- ture Examination of the Glamorgan Bethel1'3tft/YetJlodists' the following Bethel Students were successful- Under 21 years of age: Class 1: Martha v< Roderick, Sarah Jenkins, Morfudd Davies, Itees Thomas, James John Jen- » i,nder 16: Class 1, Gwilvm Dd 1 Rees; dass 2, W J. V. Davies; Class 1 3 John Haydn Adams. Under 13: Class 1, David John Richards, Geoffrey Nanov6' p George Bryant; Class I, Nancy Rees. Under 10: Class 1 Frank Adams. Under 8: Elizabeth M. Rees, Miriam Parry, Islwyn Parry. In the Scripture Recital Examination the following were successful: Open Class: Messrs Howell Jones, John Wil- liams, Lewis Powell, Guardian David Jones \V J Davies, Mrs. Gwennie Perrott Mrs Margaret Williams, Mrs \rf«7 A?" Adf,m?' Mrs- MalT Davies, Miss Mary Roderick. Under 21 1 Muriel Danes Martha Roderick^ Amv Roderick, Sarah Jenkins, Gwilym Dd. 1 Rees, David John James, Willie Davies. These students were present- ed with certificates on Sunday last by r Lewis Powell, the Superintendent of Bethel Sunday School. Words of congratulation were spoken by Mr Dd. Evans, J.P. 1
RESOLVEN. i DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE. On Thursday last the Resolven Dra- ?'-n- good Performance j flPICn? i Tarf^dd (J- T?WI JoneS) I at the Church Hall, which was packed. The proceeds wero in aid of the strikers. rl \r BATHS. — On Wednes- day Mr Henry Davies, Director of Min- ing Education, and Mr Edgar H. Chap- pell, of Cardiff, addressed a meeting on the Square under the auspices of the Free Church Council. Mr Henrv Davies spoke in favour of pithead I baths. Mr. Chappell spoke on the housing question and dwelt on the I advantages of the co-operative princi- pie.
moned for damaging a wall in Glan- cynon Terrace, Aberaman. Mr W. T. Howell prosecuted, and Mr Griffith Llewelyn defended. James Bick, butcher, Cardiff Road, Aberaman, stated that he received notice from the ground landlord to put the wall at 20 Glancynon Terrace, Aberaman, in proper condition. It cost 37s. Defendant was in the habit of climbing over the wall to make a short cut. The damage done was 5s. Mrs. Morris, living close to defend- ant, saw the defendant going over the wall on June 7th last. She told him, "Pve caught you fair and square." Mr Griffith Llewelyn at'^this point in- timated to the Bench that his defence would be that there was a public right- of-way, and if that were so, he sub- mitted that the Bench had no juris- diction in the case. Mrs. Helena Morgan, 181 Cardiff Road, stated that she had lived there since 1876, and the wall had been there all that time. People were not allowed to go over the wall. Catherine James, mother of defend- ant, stated that she lived at 20 Glan- cynon Terrace. Next door there was a gully, and the wall spoken of was put up by her husband and son. Witness and Mrs. Hooker put a lock on He door of the gully, but it was wrenched off. Wm. James, the defendant, stated that he left the house in the aft?"noon of June 7th. The wall he got over was 2 feet high, and he didn't knock any of it down. Fined Is. and ordered to pay 2s. damage and costs. Drunk and Disorderly. Walter Miller, in Victoria Square, Aberdare, and John Keating, in High Street, Hirwain. 10s. and costs each. A Lark and its Sequel. Frank Knight, Mortimer Thomas, Frank Bagley and Clifford Bruton were charged with assaulting Jacob Fine, Aberdare. Mr T. W. Griffiths prose- cuted, and Mr J. D. Thomas appeared for three of the defendants. Jacob Fine stated that Mr. W. U. Lewis, hairdresser, Canon Street, Aberdare, sent for him on May 22nd to repair some glass on the roof of his premises. When he commenced work the defendants threw lumps of hard white chalk at him. They also threw a mess at him and a lot of water. The stuff thrown at him came from the dental rooms of Mr D. Ernest Wil- liams. Mr Lewis went to ask who threw the water, but the names were refused. Ever since he had felt nerv- ous and couldn't perform his usual work. By Mr Thomas: He did not go to Mrs. Thomas, the mother of one of the defendants, to offer to settle the mat- ter out of court. He went to the house on another business. He had no idea which of the defendants had done the mischief. By Mr Griffiths: They were dodging back after throwing the missiles hence his inability to know who the offenders were. H. T. Masters, hairdresser in the em- ploy of Mr Lewis, said he was m the saloon on the day in question when a splash of water came down on a cus- tomer whom witness was shaving. Pieces of wax and plaster of Paris fol- lowed. He called out twice to the per- petrators to desist. Mr Fine came to witness in an agitated state and com- plained of what had been done. Frank Mears said that he was hav- ing-a shave at Mr. Lewis' on the day in question. He heard the sound of some hard substance falling on the roof, and afterwards some water came. Mr Fine was on the roof doing some work. Mr J. D. Thomas asked that the sum- monses against Knight and Bagley be dismissed, there being no evidence against them. Mortimer Thomas (15) an apprentice at the Dental Surgery, said that on the day in question he and the other de- fendants wore in the room. He dropped two pieces of glass and Bruton dropped some plaster and also water. He did not see Knight and Bagley do anything. Both were at work with their backs to witness. The Bench considered there was no case against Knight or Bagley, and they were discharged. Mr Thomas asked the Bench to deal leniently with the two boys. They had done the deed in a spirit of mischief and were now sorry for it. The Stipendiary said that it was a foolish act. Boys sho i!d not amuse themselves at the exp^ tse of an old ruan. The summonses would be dis- missed on the payment of costs and advocate's fee, and 21 each to Pine as compensation. Drunk. John Cork, drunk and disorderly in Abercwmboi, 10s. and costs. P.C. Jttis- ton proved. Abercwmboi Father and His Daughter. James Lewis was charged with carn- ally knowing Beatrice Maud Lewis (14), 120 Park View Terrace, Abercwmboi, his own daughter. The girl, who was unable to read the oath, said that on Monday night, June 1, she was sleeping with her mother in the kitchen, and her father slept upstairs. Between 6 and 7 in the morning her father came into the room and was by her. On Tuesday night witness and both her parents went to bed together. The girl gave evidence very re- luctantly, and was pressed to answer questions. You have made a statement to the police," said the Clerk to her, "and you have signed it. I want you now to repeat that statement to the magistrates." Witness still refused to answer questions, but admitted that she felt her father near her. Dr. J. J. Horgan said he examined the girl at her house. He found no traces of recent misconduct, but she was not a virgin. The Bench discharged the pris- oner, and he left the Court in the company of his daughter. JUVENILE COURT. Throwing Stones. Trevor Rees, a boy 12 years of age, was summoned for throwing stones in Cwmbach Road. P.S. German said he caught the boy, who said that another boy was throwing stones at him. j t Fined 2s. 6d. including costs.
.v John Street, fel arwydd fechan o barch ac edmygedd gan eglwys Bethlehem, Abercwmboi, ar yr achlysur o ddathliad eu priodas euraidd, Mehefin 16, 1914. Priodwyd Nadolig, 1863. Jubili, Nadolig, 1913." Wele deyrnged fardd- ot Gwinau Emlyn:- Cydredeg pum deg eich dau-hir ym- daith. Her i amdo angau; Nen y pol gewch yn ein pau, Euraidd bellach fo'ch oriau. I Edward a'i wraig odiaeth—eiddunwn Nef ddoniau yn helaeth; Nawnddydd mwyn llawn swyn disaeth. Mawr elw fo'u marwolaeth. Mr. William Harris and Mr John Thomas gave songs. Messrs. Ernest Davies and Isaac Isaac recited. An address was given by Mr John Evans, the secretary. Mr David L. Evans sang "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau." Mr J. W. Evans was the accompanist.