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Mountain Ash Tribunal. On Tuesday, May 22, Councillor Griffith Evans, J.P., presiding; also present: Messrs. William Lamburu, George Hall, C. Maddox, James Evans, William Millar, David Rogers, Bruce Jones, and Thomas Jones; military: Col. Morgan Mor- gan and Sergt.-Major Johns; clerk: Mr. A. Pincombe; assistant-clerk: Mr. Fred Stock. APPEALS. David John Edwards, Tirfelin Terrace, Miskin, a colliery black- j smith's striker.—Refused. Enoch Redgers, 2 Gwern lior Terrace, Darran Las, Mountain Ash, appealed on the ground that he was a conscientious objector. He was 18 years of age, and a collier. He had no objection to taking work of national importance, so long as it was not for military purposes.—By was not for military purposes.—By .the Clerk: When told on March 26th that he had better obtain other employment than that of a collier getting coal for the war he had been waiting for the result of the Tribunal. Continuing, applicant said he refused to join a non-com- batant service. He knew that the. coal got at Nixon's was for the Admiralty, but he thought he was cutting that for the good of the people. He had only been under- ground for twelve months, and prior to that was an ironmonger's assist- ant at 14s. a week. He denied that he went to cut coal to avoid military service.—Refused. William John Bevan, 26 Tirfelin Terrace, Miskin, a colliery surface labourer, aged 19 years. The appeal was by his mother. His father is in the army. The mother receives separation allowance, 33s. from the army and 10s. from Messrs. Nixon.— Refused. Sydney George Rowlands, 4 Ynys- meurig Road, Abercynon, a lamp charger at the Dowlais-Cardiff Colliery.—Refused. William George Edwards, Church Street, Penrhiwceiber, 21 years and single, waggon repairer. Sole sup- port of a widowed mother. Class A. Two months final. Oswald E. Sinkins, Duffryn Street, "c a striker, 18 years of age and single. Main support of the home. His sister is a teacher.—Refused. Trevor Williams, 20 Clarence St., Miskin, loco fireman, 20 years and single. Two brothers in the Army, one wounded lying in Egypt. Class A.-Two months final. Thomas John Ellis, Aberpennar Street, Mountain Ash, 21 years of age.—Held over. William Henry Belbin. house-coal haulier, 36 years, single, Ynysbocth Farm.—Granted six months. Isaac Jones, 41 Albert Street, Miskin, a house-coal haulier.—Held over. Ralph Roberts, Glanlay Street. Penrhiwceiber, mother living m North Wales. Applicant been m South Wales two vears. Prior to that was a gardener.—Refused. William Albert Jones, lOa Rheola Street, Penrhiwceiber, colliery banksman, single. Class A. 38 vears of age.—Col. Morgan Morgan: I'm afraid we shall have to appeal in a number of these exemptions. Mr. George Hall: If that is so then this Tribunal is a farce.—Granted two months. Edwin Jenkins, Pentwyn Avenue. Penrhiwceiber, a colliery coal tipper. 19 years of age. and the eldest of nine children.—Three months. Arthur Abner Carwin, Abercynon. collier, formerly a plumber.—Re- fused. Evan George Griffiths, 46 Allen Street, Mountain Ash, blacksmith's mate.—Refused. William Thomas Lawrence, 24 Woodland terrace, Mountain Ash. Collier exempted under the Colliery Tribunal. Albert George Morgan, 8 Allen St., Mountain Ash, 27 years of age, ap- pealed on grounds of ill-health.—Ad- journed for medical re-examination. Alfred Williams, Snowdrop Villa, Aberdare Road, Mountain Ash, boiler ashman at P.D. Colliery. Class A.-Adjourned.. Emrys Rees, 67 Philip Street, Mountain Ash, single, colliery lamp- man.—Granted one month.
The War. This is a photo of Pte. D. G. Meredith, 1/5 Welsh Regiment, who joined the Army about 12 months ago, and in a short time w:s sent out to Egypt. Before joining he lived at IS Allen Street, Mountain Ash. He was wounded at Gaza on the 26th March. His friends have received the news that he was at a convalescent hospital at Boulac, and was expecting to be discharged therefrom in a week's time. His brother Dan has been serving in France since the beginning of the war. Their many friends wish them the best of luck and a safe return home.
Letter from France. Sir,—1 have now been in France for two weeks and have had the op- portunity of visiting the town of —. The Royal Marine Camp is some distance away, and it takes a little time to get to the town, but one can get a tram ride for a penny. 1 was impressed with the fact that the French at the present time are a nation in mourning. In the Aber- dare Valley no one would know there was a war on were it not for the ris- ing prices of foodstuffs, but in the towns I found nothing but evidences of war. But while khaki was the prevailing colour in England, black seems to be greatly in evidence in France, or at least in this town, which I suppose is representative of most of the French towns. Here l have seen a large number of women dressed in deep mourning, and no- where have I seen anv of the fash- ionable dresses and colours for which 1 always understood the French people were noted. There appears to be the best of feeling between the French and English, and even the school bovs have learnt to show it bv saluting Two young lads gave me the salute as I passed along one of the streets. 1 gravely returned it, and went up several degrees in my own estimation, for as is well known only officers are given the salute. In some of the villages ly- ing outside the town things are not quiet so advanced as they are in Wales. Take for instance the sani- tarv arrangements. In some of the villages these are of the most primi- tive character. In one place which I have in mind 1 was reminded very much of my time at Glyn Neath. The sewage is carted away. There is much I could write you on camp life, the efforts of the Y.M.C.A. to meet the needs of the men, and other matters, but perhaps I shall have another opportunity of doing so. — 1 am' DAVID PHILLIPS. Roval Marine Camp, France. (Late of Mountain Ash.)
From the Boys in the East. Dear Sir,—Kindly give a few Mount boys a little space in your paper to let all our pals know that we are in the pink, though in a very hot part of the world—Mesopotamia. We receive your paper every mail dav. and we (!an assure you it is a God-send out here.—We remain, two Mount bovs, Driver W. Charles and Driver Phil Meline, Mountain Ash. Dear Sir,—Kindly allow a few bovs from Aberaman a little space to thank all our pals at home for their help in sending as a parcel each, tor winch we are very grateful, it is a <>reat boon to us. The Aberdare Leader we often get, and though we don't get much time for reading, when we do get a little we make for the Leader and read of good old home. We thank all our pals from the bottom of our hearts for being so kind and thoughtful. We re- main, Driver Bert Smith, Aber- aman; Driver Tom Williams, Cap- c-och, Mesopotamia. Exped. Forces.
A Letter from France. Sir,-Allow me a small space in your v aluable paper. It would do one Rood to see the gusto with which the Aberdare lads devour the con- tents of the Aberdare Leader. Amongst those are Alf Hill, previous- Iv of Treeynon, and like myself an -apprentice to Old Jim Berry, of Trecvnon Square. Also Bobby Purser, of Graig Street, who is in my platoon, and Sergeant Moss Gold- stone, "one of the lads." Everything taken into consideration we are having a good time. And if you could only see these lads, among whom are Jos. Williams, dancing master, Pontypridd, a Dardanelles D.C.M., and Corporal Boaton, a native of Brecon, you would think it was .a party on the lawn of the Hen Dv Cwrdd Tennis Club. Tommy Bevan, late Hill and Co., although somewhere in France, I am sorry to say, is not with us. We are a merry lot, a fact that is due to our C.O.'s untiring effort to procure all comforts he can for his lads. He is Captain Bevan, and well known at Ponty- Bevan, and well known at Ponty- pridd. My address is Sergt. Tom Lewis. 19th Inf. Lab. Co., the King's Liverpool Regiment, B.E.F.
Aberdare Tribunal. On Wednesday, May 16th. Present: Mr. Charles Kenshole (chairman), Mrs. Davies, Messrs. Joseph Martin, E. Stonelake, George Powell, W. Lawrence, D. Tyssul Davies, W. Rees. J.P., and T. Walter Williams, with Major F. N. Gray, J.P., and Sergt.-Major Johns (military repre- sentatives). John Phillips, 29, married, 8 Wind Street, Aberdare, monumental mason. Class Cl. Was applied for by Mr. Samuel Parker, monumental mason. his employer, who had him- self joined the Army.-One month final. Thomas Anthony, 35, married, assistant colliery sawyer, 27 Aman Street, Cwmaman. Had to give up working underground owing to an accident to his right arm. Had been passed Class A. Mr. Edmunds, from the oiffce of Mr. W. Thomas, represented applicant.—One month final. Howell Roberts, 38. married, colliery timberman, 3 Bronallt Terrace. Abercwmboi. Had lour children. Passed Class A. Applica- tion on domestic grounds.—Post- poned two months. William Henry Farr, 19, single. 22 Weatheral Street, Aberdare. colliery surface labourer. Applied on domestic grounds, and said he had worked as a collier prior to coming to the surface. He changed his work owing to ill-health.—Refused. \V. James, 22, single, 53 Brecon Road, Hirwain, shoeing, agricultural and general smith, was applied for by his father and employer, George James, the only smith serving a large area. Two sons already called up.- Three months. William G. Frank Evans. 37, married. 91 Gadlys Road, Aberdare, butcher. Class' B2. Applied on domestic and business grounds.— Postponed for three months condit- ional on applicant registering for part time employment as slaughter- man under National Service. Philip Thomas, 40. married, hair- dresser. etc., Duke Street, Aberdare, applied on domestic and business grounds. Had four children, and wife in delicate health, represented by Mr. T. W. Griffiths.-Postponed two months. James John Smale. 24. single, 56 High Street, Hirwain, colliery screen man. Applicant, who said he had met with an accident, three years ago, asked for postponement to consult a specialist. The Medical oard, however, had passed him in Class A. —Application refused. A. V. A. Mogford, 19, single, Collier's Arms, Cwmdare, licensed victualler. Appeal on business grounds.—Refused. James Daniel, 18, single, 8 Hall Street, Aberdare, boot and shoe re- pairer. appealed for by his father. Joseph Daniel, Jubilee Road, Godre- aman. Passed Class A.—Refused. Enos James Neal, 25, married, 18 Glancynon Terrace, Aberaman, platelayer, employed by the P.D. Co. Appealed for exemption on the ground for wife's illness.—Adjourned for one week. Evan Morgan. 37, married. Garden Farm Road, A.beraman, in charge of main stores. P.D. Co.—Refused. Un Friday, May 18th. Present: Mr. Charles Kenshole (chairman), 1 r. Davies. Messrs. Evan Jones, Joseph Martin, E. Stonelake, W in. Lawrence, D. Tyssul Davies, with Major F. N. Gray, J.P., and Sergt- Major Johns (military representa- tives).. John Henry Stott, 39, married, 8 Graig Avenue, Garden Village, Abercwmboi, foreman joiner; Alfred John Appleton, 38, married, 22 Grove Terrace, Abercwmboi, fore- man painter; John Rigby, 40, married, 6 Graig Avenue, Abercwm- hni. foreman plasterer, were applied for by Mr. Arthur Costain, partner in Richard Costain. and Sons, on the lYrOllllds of indispensability engaged oil building scheme for Admiralty Coal Workers. In the first two cases there were also personal ap- plications, which were refused, and on the employer's application the first and second were granted three months and the third two months. Alfred E. Warner. 29. single, <> Herbert Street, Aberdare, fish sales- iiiaii.-IZefiised. Gwilym Evans, 36, married, 4. Cardiff Road, Aberaiuan, grocer. passed Class Cl, applied on business and domestic grounds, illness of wife. Applicant totally blind in left | eye. Mr. Ivor Parry. Pontypridd. < represented applicant. Postponed three months. W. Cable, married, newsagent, etc., Canon Street, Aberdare, ap- pealed on new grounds, and was granted two months. Philip H. Rees, 20, single, 6 Bron- allt Terrace, Abercwmboi, colliery engineer, P.D. Co. Appeal sup- ported by his father.—Refused. Messrs. R. H. Miles and Son, Aber- dare, appealed for H. F. Godding, 34, married, 17 Fothergill Street, Aber- nant, passed Class C3, foreman bread baker.—Postponed until this Class is called up, with right of appeal. Messrs. Miles also appealed for another baker, named Durham, and this case was adjourned to enable the man to be medically examined. A. Harry, Abernant, grocer's assist- ant, appealed on personal grounds. Passed Class Cl.-Three months. Stanley John, 24, married, 10 Llan- wonno Road, Cwmaman, collier at Aberaman, previously a teacher in Pitman's School, London.—Refused. Thomas Beynon, 36, married, 72 Mill Street, Trecynon, wholesale and retail fishmonger.—Three months. William John Thomas, 35, married, 'S Highland Place, Aberdare, colliery mason, employed by the Cwmaman Coal Co.—Refused.
POSTHUMOUS HONOUR. Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Williams, Angelton, Bridgend, late of Pare Gwyllt Cottages, Coity, have re- ceived from Dr. R. H. Mills Roberts, lieutenant-colonel com- manding a field ambulance, a certifi- cate of honour commemorating the devotion to duty of their son, Private T. David Williams, R.A.M.C., who lost his life while helping wounded for 72 hours under heavy shell fire in the attack on Mametz Wood last July. Breaking the news to his parents, the Sergt.- Major of his unit wrote:—"It may comfort you to know that from the nature of his wounds he must have died at once, and without pain. He was killed while in the act of attending the wounded under heavy shell fire. When all are heroes it is not well to make exceptions, but your boy was as good as the best. On hearing of his death I asked that, if possible he should be brought in, and some of his comrades at consid- erable risk to themselves succeeded in doing this. He was buried in the English Cemetery at Carnoy, along with the comrade who died with him. I write as a plain soldier, and hope that when my time comes I may die as nobly as your lad." This gallant young soldier was a nephew of Mr. T. D. Williams, accountant, Aberdare.
AN ABERAMAN M.M. Sergeant Edward Gray, 13th Batt. Welsh Regiment, second son of Mrs. Alice Gray, 37 Cardiff Road, Aber- aman, has been awarded the Military Medal for bravery on the battlefield somewhere in France. The follow- ing is a copy of the letter which he received from his Commanding Officer, Major-General H. S. Jeud- wine, C.B., Commanding Viii. Corps:—"To No. 4517 Sergeant E. Gray, 13 (S) Bn., Welsh Regiment.— I heartily congratulate you on the honour done you by His Majesty the King in awarding you the Military Medal for your gallant conduct on the night, 30th April—1st May, 1917/' —Sergeant Gray joined on the 30th August, 1914, and prior to enlisting was a miner at Abercwmboi. He served eight years in the Volunteers and Territorials. He was in several battles, including the great charge of Hill 70 and the battles of Ypres, Givenchy and Hulluich, and Neuve Chapelle. He has a brother in the- Army, Driver Evan Gray, A.S.C. (Motor Transport Section), who was discharged after doing 21 months' training, and was recalled to the colours last December, and is now stationed at Beckenham, Kent. In a letter to his mother Sergeant Bray says, "I am still in hospital, and I am alright, so don't worry. 1 had good news here as you will see in the letter I had from the General congratulating me on the good work I had done in the German trenches on that night."
TROUBLESOME GUARDIAN. At the meeting of the Merthyr Board of Gaurdians on Saturday Mr David Evans, auctioneer, etc., Mer- thyr, who is about 80 years of age. and who has previously sat on the Board, took his seat for the first time after being co-opted in the place of Mr. A. J. Howfield, resigned. Mr. Evans was on his feet very fre- quently, and came in.conflict with the chairman, clerk and other mem- bers more than once. When it was resolved to engage a valuer to assess the Cvfarthfa Works, Mr. David Evans took exception and spoke for some time against the proposal. The chairman's bell was rung, but Air. Evans persisted in talking. Mr. J. Prowle: He has exceeded his 5 minutes, Mr. Chairman. f "Better come over here and sit] on him," responded the chairman. Mr. J. Prowle: I'll steam-roller! on him," responded the chairman. Mr. J. Prowle: I'll steam-roller him. (Laughter.)
ABERCYNON POLICE COURT. Thursday, May 17.-Before Messrs. R. A. Griffith (Stipendiary) and W. Fen wick. Drunk and Disorderly William Jenkins, in Margaret Street, Aber- cynon, 12s. Sparks and Flames. — Howard Jenkins, Cwmdare Street, I'livs- boeth, was fined 2s. 6d. for emitting sparks and flames from his chimney. L'.C. Davies proved. Language.—Margaret Hethering- ton, Matthewstown, denied using bad language in Main lioad.—P.c! Diniwiddie produced a sample of the language she used to another per- son. "She was too drunk to remem- ber," said the officer. Gladys Lloyd, called as a witness for the de- fence, knew nothing at all about it. —Fined 10s. 11 Constable's Chase Wm. Albert Heggie, Abercynon, was prosecuted by Guest, Keen and iNettlefoId for a theft of timber. Mr. D. Jones, Merthyr, appeared for the Co.-P.C. Rendle deposed that he saw prisoner on April ;)th in Pontypridd Road, Abercynon, carrying a plank 9 teet long. Heggie ran away when spoken to, but the .officer gave .chase and caught him. He said he had taken it from the siding. It was valued at 2s. Defendant pleaded guilty and said he was very sori-y.-) Fined 10s. or 7 days. ¡ Bench Merciful to Mercy Mercv Ashman, <56 Avondale Street, Ynys- boeth, a young woman-porter em- ployed by the T.V.R. at Abercynon. was charged with stealing six pounds I! of potatoes. Mr. Wm. Thomas, Aberdare, prosecuted, and Mr. D. W. Jones, Merthyr, defended.—Dd. 'Wm. Davies, 22 Glanaman Road, I Cwmaman, fruiterer, stated that he despatched on May 1st a bag of "King Edward" seed potatoes to Mr. W. Miles, Llanfabon.—-Thomas John Owen, 43 Herbert Street, Aberdare, spoke to despatching the I bag by the 2.5 p.m. train on the same day.—Brinley Evans stated j that he saw the bag of potatoes at 6 J p.m. at Abercynon parcels office the same day. At 10.20 that evening he I noticed that the bag had been opened, and found on weighing it that ()1 lis. had been taken. There were 10G lbs. left in the bag. The j only other persons on duty were the defendant and a ticket collector. Edward Yoratli Matthews, 59 Moun- tain Ash Road, Abercynon, deposed to being on duty on the night in ) question as a ticket collector. He put out the lights at the request of defendant, who left by the last train ¡. for Penrhiwceiber.—John Hackett, Cardiff, detective-inspector, stated that he was keeping watch at the I station on May 1st. Defendant had i been in the porter's room, and after leaving witness examined an over- coat and found potatoes in the lin- ing. Later he saw defendant leave the room carrying a coat similar to the one he had examined. Witness visited defendant's house next day in company with P.C. Diniwiddie and found in a bread pan potatoes answering the description of those stolen. Next day he saw defendant at Abercynon Station, and when he charged her she replied that she had picked up the potatoes on the line.— Defendant, who had previously borne a good character, was bound over to come up for judgment if called upon. Bumped into Him.—Edgar Davies, Abercynon, was charged with as- saulting Geo. Harrison, a shop- keeper. Complainant's evidence was to the effect that defendant came into the shop, and without the slightest provocation struck him a violent blow in the face.—Defend- ant's excuse was that Harrison had "chucked" a man out of his shop, causing him to bump into defendant. —Fined 20s. Falsely Marking Trams.—Lewis Gomer and Wm. John Rees, colliers, of Ynysybwi. were prosecuted for at- tempting to obtain money from the Lady Windsor Colliery Co. by falsely marking another man's trams. Mr W. Kenshole appeared for the Co.— Gomer, who worked for Rees on wages, pleaded guilty, and Rees net guilty.—Mr. J. Johns, manager, stated that in consequence of com- plaints, the overman and fireman were instructed to take stock of the trams left over at the double parting after working time. The matter was then traced to the defendants, both of whom denied the offence at first. Then Gomer turned to Rees and said, "1 marked the trams and you knew all about it.Tacob Har- ris, R iohard Woosnam and James Pritchard also gave evidence. — The Bench fined Rees P-5 and costs or 31 davs, and Gomer £ 3 and costs or 21 tjaVs'. — Stipendiary: We have no doubt that both defendants were concerned in this disgraceful -swin- dle. Rees was the worse of the two, as Gomer could not have profited by it without his assistance. Sent to Prison.-Edward Malpas, • n Abercynon collier, was sentenced to 3 months' hard labour on a charge of indecently assaulting Gwen Grif- fiths, aged 13, on May 5th.
ABERDARE VOLUNTEERS. Members of the Aberdare Company 2nd Battalion Volunteer Regiment were on guard duty in Cardiff on Sunday night and Monday night. Corporal J. W. Young and Corporal Ernest D. Williams were respective ly in charge.
MUSICAL. Mr. T. J. Morgan, F.T.S.C. (Pen- cerdd Cynon), Cwmbach, conducted a successful festival at Aberaeron and Llanon on Friday, May 11th. On May 12th he adjudicated at Ystrad- gynlais Eisteddfod. Earlier in the week he conducted festivals in North Wales.
TRECYNON AND LLWYDCOED NOTES. BY MARCELLO. The toff with the velour hat has been bouncing a lot about his patriotism. But why does he not go and fight for the country he loves so ardently? Velour on the head is not of such value as valour in the heart. A Trecynon man claims that he has invented a patent—not patented an invention—for automatically stopping runaway trams under- ground. Of course, he has not yet put it to the test. But that is a mere detail. 1 say, friends, do not be so foolish as to wrangle on the highway. There are spies about, and they invade Hirwain Road sometimes under the cloak of darkness. Ap Barley would like to have Pop- corn's private name and address. W ell, you know that evil com- munications corrupt good manners. But I am not going to tell you which of the two possesses the good and which the evil. Young Bounce is already arrang- ing how to spend his holidav in the Mumbles next August. But he may have to take a trip to France ere then. Let him watch the comb. The musical student is cocksure that he has preached a "call" at a certain church. He delivered his most melodious sermon and brought the congregation and self to a high pitch of "hwyl." With a little hoard of maxims Pater Peter has been preaching down his daughter's heart. But I fear that the audience was not verv at- tentive, and that the result will be nil. Girls will be girls, fond pater. And what if you turned some of those maxims on yourself? Some of the bullets should find a billet i. your own heart..