Munioipal Tramways. Mr. A. J. Abraham was appointed to attend a conference of the Municipal Tramways Association in London.
Drunk and Disorderly. Abraham Dowse, in Oxford Street, Mountain Ash, 13s.; Minnie McGuire, in Oxford St., Mountain Ash, 13s; Timothy Donovan, in Cardiff Road, Mountain Ash, 13s.
A Lengthy Denial. Charged with being drunk in Pen- rhiwceiber Road, Penrhiwceiber, Jane Perry made a lengthy speech as to her respectability. She was not drunk, at- though she admitted she was not a staunch teetotaller. Defendant's only witness thought that Mrs. Perry at 8.20 on the evening in question was not drunk. She might have had a glass though," con- tinued the witness. Fined 9s.
Pitch and Toss. Stanley Parsons, Penrhiwceiber, was fined 5s. or 6 days for gaming with coins.
Humphrey's Dog Bites P.C. Humphries. Edward Herbert Humphreys, 53 Rail- way Terrace, Penrhiwceiber, was sum- moned for not having his dog under con- trol. P.C. Humphries stated that he was passing defendant's house when the dog sprang out and bit him in the leg. The Bench ordered the dog to be de- stroyed and pay costs. Defendant asked the Bench, "How shall I destroy it: Col. Morgan Electrocute it. Defendant: fes, that would be a good thing.
Bench Stop Case. Edmund Howells, Penrhiwceiber, was charged with stealing a clothes wringer, the property of Wm. Williams, 23 Mor- ris Terrace, Penrhiwceiber. Mr. J. Bryant, Pontypridd, appeared for the defence. Prosecutor stated that he left the wringer in a shed at the back of his house on Feb. 10. The following day it was missing. It was valued at 30s. Mr. Bryant elicited from prosecutor that defendant's wife was his sister and that his father had died intestate. At this point the Bench dismissed the case, considering that the machine be- longed to defendant. Prosecutor was ordered to pay los. costs.
Penrhiwceiber Riots. David Alexander Williams, Thomas Wm. Poffitt and Geo. Mitchell, all of Penrhiwceiber, were charged with riot- ously assembling to disturb the peace and with committing wilful damage to property. P.S. South's story was that on Satur- day, July 1st, at 9.45 p.m., he was on duty in plain clothes. His instruc- tions had been to watch the shop ot Ben- jamin Levinsohn, 35 Penrhiwceiber Rd. The crowd was split into several groups. At 10.30 there would be about 1,500 present. There were five police officers in uniform and two in plain clothes. Witness heard threats such as "Pull the b- house down brick from brick. Levinsohn's only a b- German; He ought to be interned. Through him we had a Zeppelin raid last night. Let's smash the place to pieces." At 11 o'clock Levinsohn closed his shop. He then noticed several of the men who were standing about pull their watches out, as if they were waiting for a cer- tain time. When the lights of Levin- sohn's shop were put out there was im- mediately a crash of stones against tlie glass. Inspector Davies was hit with a stone in the back. Other volleys of stones followed from all directions. The crowd would not move, some of them saying We thought you came down to assist us in smashing the shop and not to treat us like b- Germans." One crowd nearer the shop were directing the shots. Witness could hear them saying, Good shot," Bad aim," just according to where the stones fell. Wit- ness saw defendant Mitchell pick up a stone and throw it at Levinsohn's shop. He seized him and with great difficulty and other officers assistiiag, he got him to Penrhiwceiber Police Station. The same thing occurred with the other two defendants. One stone (produced) just missed P.S. Owen Thomas by inches. The Bench at this point retired to con- sider a matter of procedure and re- turned intimating that they would pro- I ceed with the case. P.S. Owen Thomas and other officers gave corroborative evidence, and de- fendants were committed for trial, to the next Assizes, bail being granted ===== I
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"I have seven wives," explained the unspeakable Turk to the interviewer. "Great Caesar! How do you manage to pay your dressmakers' bills 2" "r married dressmakers, son of an infidel."
Colliery Manager Honoured. On Saturday evening at the Cwm Cynon Workmen's Hall, Penrhiw- ceiber, under the auspices of officials t and workmen of Cwm Cynon Colliery, a meeting was held to honour Mr. James Mason, late overman at Cwm Cynon Colliery, who has been appointed manager of Nixon's Merthyr Vale Colliery. Mr. Mason has acted in the capacity of overman at Cwm Cynon Colliery for a number of years. He commenced his career underground as a collier lad. He was held in the highest respect by all who came in company with him. He was presented with a beautiful mahogany book-case, an 18- carat curb albert and pendant, and a purse of Treasury notes.—Mr. Obadiah Cobley, the oldest collier in the mine, was called upon by the chairman, Mr. John Hamer, to present Mr. Mason with the book-case. Mr. Cobley gave a brief appropriate address, paying Mr. Mason a high tribute as an official. The albert and pendant, which was in- scribed, "Presented to Mr. James Mason by the workmen and officials of Cwm Cynon Colliery, Mountain Ash, June, 1916," was handed over by Mr. A. Jenkins, manager of Cwm Cynon Colliery, who referred to Mr. Mason's sterling character and his capabilities generally.—Mr. Samuel Davies, check- weigher, presented the notes on behalf of the officials. He made also an appropriate speech. A fine programme had been arranged by the secretary, Mr. William J. Richards. The accom- panist was Mr. Jack Webber. Render- ings were given by the Newtown Prize Choristers, conductor, Mr. Newman. Solos by Miss Edna Lewis. Violin solo by Mr. Thomas T. Davies. Recitations, Mr. Ben Davies, Mountain Ash. Solos by Mr. Jacob Richards, Penrhiwceiber. Solo by Mr. Totn Morton, Penrhiw- ceiber. Duet by two members of the Choir. Solo by Miss M. J. Davies, Miskin. Solo by Mr. Harry Evans.—A vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. W. J. Richards to the chairman, artistes, and speakers, and also to the Merthyr Vale friends who had attended to show their regard for their new manager. Mr. Samuel Williams, head mechanic of Cwmcynon Colliery, seconded. He wished Mr. and Mrs. Mason every suc- cess in their new sphere.
Aberdare District Council. On Monday, July 10th.—Present: Messrs. u. O. George, J.P. (chairman), Wm. Lawrence, Evan Jones (Aber- aman), Thomas Lloyd, T. W. Griffiths, Wm. Thomas, Wm. Haggar, E. Ogwen Williams, T. Walter Williams, Idwal Thomas, John Griffiths, David Davies, L. N. Williams, J.P., E. Stonelake, D. E. Davies, Evan Jones (Cwmaman), John Evans, Geo. Powell, with Messrs. W. R. Morgan (clerk), A. Watkins (deputy clerk), Owen Williams (sur- veyor), A. S. Morris (deputy surveyor), Dr. J. Ll. Prichard (medical officer), A. J. Abraham (manager Electric Works, etc.), H. King (traffic manager), H. T. Goldsworthy (accountant) and D. W. Evans (assistant accountant).
Service Cable. There were four tenders for laying electric service cables to the Blaen- gwawr Colliery of the Graig Coal Co., to enable them to develop their colliery. The cheapest tender was that* of Mr. J. A. Bosher, £2,297 7s. 3d., and that was accepted.
Council v. Cas Co. The following item was on the agenda Report upon the Council's opposition to the Aberdare Gas Bill." Mr. Stonelake remarked that Mr. D. R. Llewelyn and Mr George Powell, two of the members who were up in London, were absent that day, and he (Mr. Stonelake) did not have a report ready. Therefore he suggested that this matter be postponed and a special meeting held to consider it. Mr T. W. Williams thoroughly agreed with that, and suggested that the meet- ing be held next Monday. Mr. Idwal Thomas wanted to know whether the Gas Co. had conceded everything the Council wanted. Mr. T. W. Williams You had better wait till the special meeting. It was agreed that a special meeting be held next Monday to deal with the matter. The expenses of witnesses attending the hearing of the Bill were passed.
General Hospital. Mr. Charles Kenshole, chairman of the Hospital Committee, wrote thank- ing the Council for their promise to lay a water service to Abernant House at the expense of the ratepayers. There was a similar letter from Mr. A. W. Humphreys, secretary of the committee. Mr. E. M. Hann, wrote that an ap- plication had been made to the P.D. Co. to supply electric light to the new Gen- eral Hospital. Mr. Hann added mat the company did not desire to enter into competition with the Council in this matter, inasmuch as the Hospital would be maintained by public charity, and largely supported by the P.D. Co. and their workmen. The Clerk said that he had consulted llr. Stonelake on this matter, and he ovas of opinion that the Council would have no objection to the P.D. Co. sup- plying electric light. Mr. Stonelake said he was present at one of the meetings of the Hospital Committee, and a suggestion was made that tenders be obtained for the work from the Council and the P.D. Co. He objected to that course because it was unfair for the P.D. to compete against the Council. In the face of Mr. Hann's letter, the Council need not quote for the job. It was moved by Mr. Thomas that the action of the Clerk and Mr. Stonelake, allowing the P.D. Co. to undertake the work, be confirmed. Mr. L. N. Williams seconded and added that the company would very likely perform the work in a generous spirit. The motion was oarried.
Post Office Holiday. Mr. D. Davies moved that the action of the Clerk in agreeing to the closing of sub-post offices on July 6th, the oc- casion of the tradesmen's holidays, be confirmed.
Musical. Councillor Wm. Rees, J.P., and Mr. Abraham Watkins, G. & L., were ap- pointed on the committee which is or- ganising a concert for the benefit of the General Hospital.
Pensions Committee. Mr. A. Watkins, one of the secretar- ies of the Naval and Military War Pen- sions Committee, wrote enclosing a re- solution passed by that committee, pro- testing against any element of charity in providing funds administered by the committee. Mr. W. Thomas, chairman of the Pensions Committee, mentioned that the new committee had taken over the work of the Prince of Wales Fund. It was competent for the District Council to make a grant of money for the work of administration. They were not in a position to say exactly what would be the sum required. Mr. T. W. Griffiths moved that a sum of t20 be granted, and Mr. Thos. Lloyd seconded. This was carried. Mr. Stonelake mentioned that a con- ference was being convened locally for the purpose of bringing pressure to bear on the Government to allow all the money required by the Pensions Com- mittee to come out of the Imperial Ex- chequer.
No Religious Bodies Represented. Mr. E. Stonelake mentioned that the Free Church Council had been invited to nominate representatives on the Pen,, lons Committee, but the Church of England had not. There had been some complaints that a distinction had been Hifxde. Ha did not think it was the ia- tention of the Council to create any distinction. Mr. Ogwen Williams: The Free I Church Council have no representation on the committee. Clerk: We sent their names to the head committee in London, who object- ed to any religious body having repre- sentation
Called Up. Mr. G. D. Morgan, head clerk in the electricity department, informed the Council that he had received instruc- tions to report himself for service (in the Navy) on the 21st inst. Mr. W. R. Morgan, in reply to one of the members, said that the Council had written to the authorities asking them to release Mr. Morgan, but they declined. They, however, agreed to postpone his calling up for as long a time as possible. Mr. Abraham said that the Council could try to obtaih Mr. Morgan's re- lease by writing to the Ministry of Munitions. Mr. W. Lawrence: I think we better take the letter as read, or the Council might be prosecuted under the Defence of the Realm Act for hindering recruit- ing. (Laughter.) No action was taken.
Patriotic Meeting. The Clerk reported the receipt of a letter from some London organisation urging the Council to hold a patriotic meeting on the second anniversary of the declaration of war (Aug. 4th) in favour of prosecuting the struggle until the Allies ideals of European liberty and justice had been established. The let- ter went on to give a draft programme, and added that the Mayor and leading citizens and heads of the churches and local landowners should be asked to take part. Air. T. Walter Williams remarked that it had never been established who was the chief citizen in Aberdare—the High Constable or the Chairman of the District Council. Chairman: Oh, the High Constable. Mr. Geo. Powell: According to that letter, District Councillors are only small fry; we are not recognised at all. Mr. Idwal Thomas moved that they do nothing in the matter. Mr. T. Walter Williams asked again who should convene such a meeting- High Constable or Council Chairman r When war broke out, added Mr. Wil- liams, the then chairman of the District Council convened such gatherings. Mr. L. N. Williams: We need not dis- cuss that question here. It is im- material who convenes it, and the point is only introduced to raise dissension. Mr. W. Thomas explained that when war broke out he acted as High Con- stable in the place of Major G. A. Evans, as well as Council chairman. With regard to the circular under dis- cussion he understood that similar meet- ings would be held all over the country, and he suggested that the Council should support the High Constable in the event of Mr. Charles Kenshole de- ciding to hold such a meeting. The Chairman supported this, adding that the High Constable was the more suitable person for the work. Mr. L. N. Williams observed that he was very sorry if the Council would di- vide on a question like this. The great bulk of the people in this country were in favour of prosecuting this war, so why work up an obstruction. Mr. Idwal Thomas said there were many who were not in favour of going on with the war. Mr. Stonelake, replying to Mr. Wil- liams, said there was no one creating obstruction. He was going to vote against holding the proposed meeting even if he died the next moment. The Council divided, when 11 voted in favour of asking the High Constable to convene such a meeting, and five against. Mr. Geo. Powell: We are not tied to the programme which they have sent. Chairman: No.
Wages. Requests from the agent of the Muni- cipal Employees Society for increases in the wages of certain workmen, were re- ferred to committee.
Council and Holiday. Mr. T. Walter Williams remarked that it had been customary not to hold any Council meetings in August, owing to so many members being away on their holidays. He moved that a'simi- lar course be agreed to this year. Of course it would be competent to convene a special meeting if any urgent matter arose. This course was agreed to.
English Name Adhered To. The Clerk read a letter from Mr. Gwilym Bosher with reference to the name of four new houses near Richmond Terrace, Abernant, and in respect of which the Council had suggested to Mr. Bosher that a Welsh name be sub- mitted. The letter pointed out that the leases had been prepared in the name of Hurst Grove." It was resolved to recommend that under the circum- stances set forth in the letter the name "Hurst Grove" be accepted.
Bus Service-Cwmbach and Hirwain. The Clerk read a letter from the Daimler Company pointing out that they as a Company are by the Govern- ment prohibited for the present and for some considerable time to come to ac- cept civilian orders of any character.
Health and Housing. The above committee reported It was resolved that the Medical Offi- cer be instructed to represent this Coun- cil at the Conference to be held at Bris- tol on the 21st of July, in connection with Infant Welfare and Maternity Centres. The Clerk read a communication from Mr. Edgar A. Chappell, Secretary of the National Housing and Town Plan- ning Association, suggesting the ap- pointment of n Ladies' Committee at Aberdare to co-operate with the Council in the matter of internal arrangements ♦ of houses to be built on National Hous- ing lines and this was already being done with considerable success in other centres. It was resolved that the Lady High Constable of Miskin Higher be iu- vited to form a committee as suggested. The Clerk laid before the committee several applications for the post of health visitor, for the conduct of the Infant Consultation Centre. It was resolved to appoint Nurse S. J. L. Davies, of Cardiff.
+ Mountain Ash Police Court. Thursday, July 6.-Before Col. Morgan (chairman) and Messrs. Thos. Jones, Griffith Evans, J. K. Brooks and Geo. Hall.
Trecynon and Llwyrfcoed Notes. BY MARCELLO. "Love me love my dog" runs the familiar legend. I know of a maiden lady who loves her dog, but I fear the affection is not reciprocated. She seldom goes out without her pet poodle, but judging by the violence with which he tugs at the leading string doggy would much rather take his constitu- tional alone. A local hairdresser is taking to thought-reading and phrenology, I am told. No, I am not going to give his name. Between he and the advertise- ment manager of this journal if the tonsorial seer wants publicity. But a barber has a fine chance to study human nature, because he handles so many heads and stares into so many faces, apart from the many talks he inflicts on his victims. When is the spring cleaning to be done at the Public Park pond? Just now it is filling up with weeds, swan feathers, and general refuse. I sincere- ly hope that this is not one of the many jobs held over until the end of the war. You need not swank it and put on airs about your holiday, friend., We know where you put up and who your com- panions were. Ananias still lies, not in the grave but in Trecynon. He goes by another name now. I know of one conceited young man who is going to work on a farm during his "recess." as he puts it. Well, God help the farmer that he volunteers to help. If asked if he has had any ex- perience of farm work he can say that he has sown wild oats galore in his time, and that he has tilled a fool's farm where dumplings are dumped on the land frem above. Romeo left his girl after three years' courtship, and became attached to another. But when the family of Girl No. 1 came to know of Girl No. 2 they became enraged, with the result that Romeo had to abandon the new love and re-hitch himself to the old.
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County School Scholarships. Appended is a list of successful can- didates for Aberdare County School Scholarships, July, 1916:—William Archibald Tyrrell, Cyril Eirwyn Ed- wards, and Albert Edward Davies, Higher Standard School; Gwyn Griffiths, Aberaman; Cyril Waring Berry, Town Council; David Glyndwr Davies and Lyndon Rees, Higher Standard; Harold Sheppard, Town Church; Enid Mary Williams, Park; Margaret Mary George, Town Council; Stella D. Eailton, Aberaman; Edith Ray, Cwmaman; Florence E. Ballard, Town Council; Martha Irene James, Blaengwawr; Laura Thomas, Town Council; Miriam Fine, Higher Standaxi-
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