Bute Railway Bill. + GOOD NEWS FOR PONTYPRIDD. The Scheme Passed by the Commons Committee. The following telegram was handed in at the FBEE PRESS Offices at 3 30 on Thursday afternoon To Free Press," Pontypridd. "Bute Railway Bill passed."
Njustard and Cress. — — Pentre Cricketers were in a high state of delight on Saturday night. Two events were accountable; the win at Ynysybwl was one, but the real relish ca-me with the news that the Llwynypia cricketers had been beaten by Ply- mouth, Merthyr. The "Llwynees" were good runners with Pentre for the League honours, but their downfall at Merthyr has given a clearer course to the Pentre boys. Good luck to ye, lads. We are glad to find that Ike Patco is one of the seleoted-quoiters to do battle for Wales against England on Saturday next at Bridgcjd. Ldle Wales is coming to the front in this depart- ment, and, though England has a wide area of selection, there is every expectation that the "fittle and good qualities' of Wales will do honour on that occasion. The Ystradyfodwg School Board is extending its doings. Hitherto it has been satisfied with admiristrative functions only, but last Monday it took upon itself the powers of an examining Board. It will be known henceforth as the Welsh Parsing Board, and all applicants for specific duties will do well to note the departure Ir is the right and practical step, nevertheless, as paper qualifications and actual ones too fre- quently differ, and the mis-Use is only found out too late, and the Board,to use a classical phrase, "found that it had put its money on the wrong horse." The Hooligan Town Band entertained the aristocracy of the Cemetery Read, Trealaw, last Thursday evening with a very choice selection of antcdeluvian music. The whole band is to be highly complimented upon their artistic (?) rendition of the selection played. It was freely suggested that the whole band should join the South Wales Borderers at Neath, en route for Pembroke Dock, for marching exercises, wn.ch undoubtedly would materially add to their per. sonalities. Also the mouth organ plaver should cultivate his blowing organs, or attach a small bellows to the instrument, that he may set forth the strains and melodies to better advan- tage. And undoubtedly had the drummer boy practised a little more refinement in drum beat- ing, the accordian with its wanted reeds would have been heard to much better advantage. It is to be regretted that the aristocracy at those beautiful villas closed their doors to keep out the music prepared for them. Everyone thought that they possessed enough generosity to finan- cially aid the band to go into another street; but lo and behold! their hearts were closed also. It is freely whispered that they know good music when they hear it. "Organisation is the most urgent need of the I moment." We are quoting from the leading article in July's "The Shop Assistant." No sentence ever penned was so full of truth- significant truth to shop workers of Pontypridd and the surrounding Valleys, and we sincerely trust every assistant in this district will rrive it careful consideration. And whr is the organisa- tion the most urgent need of the moment?' Because not only does organisation mean ulti- mate emancipation from Isoul-starving, body- eramping conditions of life and labour, but it is the only means to that desirable end. The much-abused but hard working booking clerk has much to put up with. A Rhondda collier, popping his head against the wires of the pigeon hole, asked, "When do the next train go to Ystrad?" "Half past 3," was the reply. "Oh," said the collier, "what time is it now?" "Three o'clock." "Oh, how much I have to wait?" But the slide came down with a crash, and the interrogator was left in outer darkness. Treforest excursionists in general, and the tic Wo) king section in particular, are a close lot Last Sunday, three jolly men of tin-beg pardon we mean tinmen—went for a trip to Barry. They chartered a. boat, agreeing with the skip. to pay sixpence each for an hour's row. When they returned, however, they declined to pay more than threepence each, and the hag- gling seemed likely to continue until long after sundown, Finding, however, that you can't bluff a Barry boatman, they ultimately dubbed up their reluctant threepences. Yet a better story comes from Barry. On the same day five well-known Pontypriddians, whose genial forms are everywhere welcome, deter- mined to enjoy a whiff of the ozone in Barry's blissful bay. The quintette, with a Philistine Rhonddaite, took a boat with a view to having a hour's floating enjoyment. No, they didn't want a boatman, not they. Row? Why, of rotirse they could; did bonny Barryites, think folks from the hills can't handle an oar? Well, the boat and its precious burden was pushed off, and our jolly townsmen began rowing with a vigour which showed beyond doubt that they meant, business. They had pulled anvay for some time when they made the glaring discovery that they wero drifting out of their course. Horror of horrors! the shores were fast receding from their view. Fortunately, however, their perilous position was observed, and rescuing boatmen soon brought them home once more. And what a pickle they were in. One of the bravest of the party was so frightened that he perspired until his linen was as limp as a dish- elcth. Even Stiff's stiff est starch couldn't stand that. Another passenger who knows something about water because he has much to do with the Rhondda and Pontypridd supply, was aJs great- ly frightened despite his experience of the ter- rific storms on Craig.yr-hesg reservoir. Apropos of this latter Barry incident a valued contributor writes: "A good story reaches me from Barry. The Umpire, with five other keen supporters of the Pontypridd Cricket Club, went out in a boat last Sunday, and drifted with the tide some miles below Barry. Boatmen at last went out and searched for them, ultimately bringing them safe into har- bour. When asked by the five Pontypriddians how the boatmen came to find them, the latter replied that all they could see was two orbs shining on the water, and they steered for them The orbs turned out to be the umpire's spec- tacles, with the sun rays reflected on them. The record of these glasses stands thus: Pontypridd Cricket Club say they cost them a match; the five Pontypriddions say they saved their lives, which we think leaves a. good balance in favour of the glasses, besides which, by the aid of those useful artic'os, Mr Thomas won the cricket match at Treorky for his side, by a brilliant catch in the slips. Mr T. rgrtt, the master at the Cottage Homes, desires to tender his thanks to Dr R. C Hunter, J.P., for the supply of periodicals he so kindly sent for the use of the children at the Homes: Mr Samuel Evans, J.P., Treferig, made his first appearance on the pench at Llantrisant, on Friday last, and singularly his vast knowledge of the victualling trade came in very handy, as a number of cases of diluted whiskey were dealt -with. The Town ririz3 with the news that FRANK THOMAS ("My Hitter,") sells the best 3/9 Hat. 2838 PHOTOS IUPH STIVDS.—NEW patterns just tcr- rived. Artistic tnd ,i-VI) Insiv 3.-Foa REST AND Soss, Cambrian Studio. 2871 IOXKS ÂD SOY, Orders and Provision Merchants, Drossbrook H >u?e. Tiff strsct.. Pontypridd. Special Line-Rome-cured B u>>;i. Taking whole side, nrl per lb. Just trrival a consignment of th] Finest Batters procurable, at Is Id pet Ih. All Groceries warranted the best and eYii8 Ipest in town. Try our Cre3.et»fc Tea, unequalled far^fmililv and flivour. 2-301] The Central Ptor", in l'atrtret, Pontypridd. 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Good News fof Treherbert. RUMOURED STARTT-NTi OF DUNRAVEN* COLLIERY. It is now bccir. said, wi(I-with some authority, lhat Messrs Cory Bros. anyanout to start the Dunraven Colliery. Trenerbert, which has now been idle for nearly tbpee years. The siiunga and approaches to the already being cleaned, and our reporter Warns,from a. very good source, that the Dunraven Colliery will be a going concern in less tlian six months. If this should prove true, it will be a great boon to the locality. There aixj at present about two hundred houses idle in the top of the valley, while a great number of colliers have to walk to the Ocean Collieries or th-Q.Tynybedw Collieries, a distance of nearly four miles." to find employ- ment.^ When everything, hap been repaired at he Colliery, « mplovmifiifr.. will" he "ivftu to ♦•-•Fern! hundreds of °
FERNDALE PRIZE BAND. Grand Public Demonstration. POPULAR REJOICINGS AND CONGRATU- LATIONS. THE CHALLENGE CUP EXHIBITED. On Saturday the people of Ferndale held a "•rand demonstration in honour of the victory of the band in securing the South Wales Chal- c lenge Cup for 1897. The procession, starting from the Strand, paraded through the main streets, making several halts en route. Mr D. G.' Bowen, chairman of the band, proudly car- ried the cup, which was several times filled with champagne, the first. gentleman to do this being Mr J. Rosser, of the Victoria Hotel. In front of the Conservative Club, a halt was again called for, and after several rounds of cheers, Mr John Littlejohns's head was seen in the window upstairs, when a speech was called for. Mr Littlejohn said: Gentlemen of the band. and Mr Bailey,—On behalf of the Con. servative Party in Ferndale, I beg to congratu- late the Prize Band upon the momentous and magniiicc-nt victory which they have just achieved. (Cheers). When the electric wires flashed their historic messages on Monday last from one end of South Wales to the other, they told the world that the Ferndale Band had not only encircled its brow with a wreath of glory, but that it had raised a distinguished diadem above the municipal thrcne of Ferndale itself. (Loud applause). We are proud of our Band, proud of the successes which it has achieved, proud of those soul-inspiring harmonies that echo from its practising venue across the rocks of our stormy hills. (Great cheering). And I believe that the beautiful cup that they hold aloft for our inspection to-day is not only a token of our town's pardonable pride, but that it is destined to symbolise the increased bonds of sympathy that will bind the members of the band to the town itself. Long may its members live to enrich Ferndale with th trophies which they have won. (Applause). The journey was now resumed, and Dr Parry's residence was reached, when the cup was again filled, and a most congratulatory speech was given by the genial doctor. The march was then continued through North street, down by the Commercial, where Mr Green made a few very flattering remarks, and expressed the hope that the band would be able to keep the cup for many years to come. After several rounds of cheers the march was continued o Blaenllechau ultimately stopping by the Glynrhedynog, where the procession was heartily welcomed by Mr William Davies, who is one of the band's best supporters. Mr Davies complimented the band and its very able. conductor most highly. This, he said, was the first year the cup had been cap- tured, though the Ferndale band had been, in the very front rank for the last ten years. That they were well deserving of success there was no question, because they worked hard and regularly. H wished them still more success in future. (Applause). This finished the proces- sion, which had been a grand success, and goes to show that the band are well thought of by the people of Ferndale. Apropos of tha band's great success in win- ning the champion challenge cup, the record of the band's successes during the term of Mr Bailey's conductorship may prove interesting. It must be remembered that Mr Bailee came to Ferndale only in February, 1896. his first con- test beiny at Mountain Ash on Easter Monday of that year. They then took frst prize and a gold medal, in addition to a silver plated cornet with gold points, in case. Altogether he has been the moans, in conjunction with tho band, in winning the following prizes: —Five firsts, nine seconds, six thirds, and one fifth. Their trophies are: 50 guinea challenge champion cup, 13 guinea silver plated cornet in case, one gold medal, two silver medals with gold centres, three silver medals, and two certificates-a magnifi- cent record which speaks for itself.
PONTYPRIDD GUARDIANS. RELIEVING OFFICER'S SALARY. The weekly meeting of the Pontypridd Board of Guardians was held on Wednesday, Mr God- frey L. Clark presiding. The Finance Committee reported that the salary of Mr Iestyn Williams, the relieving officer, should be reduced from L160 per annum to JE140, as hi duties liad been recently de- creased. Mr Thomas Thomas proposn] that the recom- mendation bo adopted and Mr William Davies seconded. Mr James Richards proposed that matters should be allowed to remain as they are, and Mr R. L. Phillips seconded. The Kev H. Thomas said Mr Williams was ona of the most devoted and energetic officers under the Board, and he did not think it wise to reduce his salary, because by so doing he thought they would be discouraging the man. He was a central officer, as it were, and had to deal with a great number of admissions to the Workhouse, particularly with tramps, and he thought the admission of this class was worth £1:) a year. Mr E. H. Davies said it was only fair he should explain the reasons why the committee had COIIIM to this decision. Mr Williams was appointed in 1887 at a salary of £ 100 per an. num. Some time afterwards the Guardians Mr Williams to look after, and for this he was given an advance of L20. In September, 1891, he was further given JE30 for seeing to the va grants, and lastly on account of a portion of the district in the Aberdare Parish being handed ever to Pontypridd, he was given an- other advance. As he had now been relieved of a considerable portion of his duties the Guard- ians were in duty botind to ask him to submit to a. reduction. He thought his abilities were everything they could expect, but unless they were he could not expect to be in that position. They should bear in mind that they had recently taken from him the district from Maerdy down to the end of the Ystradyfodwg district, where there was a population of 25,000. They had put a new officer to do that, and the Mountain Ash district was taken entirely from him, and they had appointed a new officer at a salary of £110. As he was not going to attend to those districts, it was ridiculous to pay him for it, and he should be willing to submit to a reduc- tion. They were in duty bound to look at it from an impartial point of view, as Mr Williams' district had been reduced into a most concise one. He had had taken from him 25,000 popu- lation from Mountain Ash district, and 26,000 from the Maerdy district and they had added Ciirynvdd to his work, but his district was no- thing to what it used to be. He had now no train fare to pay to Mountain Ash or Maerdy, and he had not to keep a horse to cover the ground, as it could be all be done on foot, no he thought he certainly should submit to the reduction. The election would take place in seven months and what would the ratepayers thm cay. Mr D. Fenwick said lie thought the ratepay- ers did not desire the Guardians to be dis- honourable. Mr Williams had done his duty to the satisfaction of the Guardians, and he did not think the ratepayers would care to see them reducing his salary. He had never com. plained to the Guardians that his duties were too much for him. It had always been said that Pontypridd was the most important district. and .P it was only right he should retain his salary. They often heard that Pontypridd Union was one of tho most important in the kingdom, but they had only to go to the next union to find au-ontcer like Mr Williams paid £ 1.90 per an- num. The ratepayers would never blame them for paying well for faithful services. Mr W. Jeffrey said the pith of the speeches had been to rise one officer to the clouds and SAV he was superior to any- Cries of "No, no." Continuing, Mr Jeffrey said he had not a word to say aginst Mr Williams; lie did not find fault with him, but they had other officers as good, and why should they pay one E160, !tJ1.. ether £110, and another £ l-r0 ? He thought a m.an should be paid according to his work. If ^<? /vTas entitled to £ 160 before, now when his district was decreased his salary should also be reduced, and it was not now necessary for him to pay train fares, etc. What would the other officers say? Were tuev do in? rivht, with one man and keeping the others there? He thought not, and he certainly supported the committee. Mr. William Evans said the committee was not in the best of moods when they passed that motion, and he thought Lhe bort thing would be to refer it back to them for reconsideration, when, perhaps, l. j .vould be in a better mood. IRc-ar, hear). Mr Jeffrey: "Vote, Vol" P' Th following members r')ted for the amend- ment: Messrs Henry AmiMny. John Edwards, Samuel Evans. J.P., Richard Richards, Robert Thomas, Edward li. L. Phillips, lago Daniel, William Roes, Mrs Hill-Male, Mrs Mor- gan. Mr .Tan. s Ri('ha'ds.<; J hilliiv Messrs Thomns Jones (Pontypridd) John Wi'liarm, Ivor H. Davies, D. 3. Da ia- David Edwards! David Fenwick, Thomas ,1'1"8 (BJa^rilfcchan), William Bnns. and Thr.iras -wis-2? For the tee's rw Alfred- Jones, P.. Davies \V .Teffr u- ,r Mo-wan E H. Davies, J.P., Evan Joi n J. widiam Thomfis, E. J. Davies. l, .13.
THE CHURCH REVOLT AT CLYDACH VALE. Wblsh Books Burnt. It will be remembered that in the "Free Press" for May 22nd, we published an article containing the results of our reporter's enquiries as to the cause of the revolt of 44 We!sh- speaking members of St. Thomas' Church, some of whom are mcnoglots. This church, it is claimed, was started and intended as a bilingual church, the services at first being "mixe partly English and partly Welsh—and after- wards alternate, the morning service on one Sunday being Welsh and on the following Sunday English, and so with the evening meet- ings. At tho last Easter Vestry, however, the Rev J. D. James, Vicar of the Parish,announced that henceforward the services would be entirely in English, with the exception that on alternate Sunday mornings, commencing at eight, a Welsh Communion service would be held, whilst if it were desired there would be Welsh service on Wednesday evenings. The Welsh members shewed their disapproval of the new arrange- ment by entirely abstaining from attending church—by breaking out in open revolt, as it were-ancf they have fully explained their action through the medium of the "Free Press." In the same issue as we published their statement of the case, there appeared the report of an interview with the Rev J. D. James (who declared that the revolters had no jmevance whatever, as they could attend Welsh service at St. David's Church. Naturally the Welsh people were disappointed at finding that the rev. gentleman assumed so indifferent an attitude, as they had confidently expected he would see the utter unreasonableness, under existing cir- cumstances, of making them walk a distance of two miles twice or three times every Sunday. Those who even yet clung to the belief that the Vicar would give way, and would see the fair- ness of their claims, sustained a rude shock indeed when "The Parochial Magazine" for June was placed in their hands. To their dis- appointment they found that the Vicar's letter to his parishioners contained the following para- graph "Clydach Vale Church.—-Wo are glad to see the great improvement in this Church since the the great improvement in this Church since the change effected on the second Sunday after Easter. There could be no better reply to any persons who might be inclined to cavil at the change. We are in fullest sympathy with the Welsh people, but no foolish sentiment can be allowed to stand in the way of the progress of tho Church. There can be no grievance when St. David's Welsh Church is within a short and easv distance." As mav naturally be supposed, this paragraph did not tend to heal the deplorable breach. The Welsh people felt that the term "foolish senti- ment" was an intended snub to their patrotism and love of their language, whilst the Welsh monoglots supposed the remark to be a sarcastic reference to their mgnorance of English. "There can be grievance," etc., was read as implying that the Vicar was fully determined to continue the new and unsatisfactory arrangements. It was with a view to gleaning what had taken place since his previous visit that a "Free Press" reporter journeyed to Clydach Vale one day last week. And we may here repeat that we wish it to be distinctly understood that our one object in giving publicity to these very un- pleasant details is to aid in bringing about some mutually acceptable settlement; and, as we have already said, we sincerely trust that the information gathered will tend to a suggestion being made towards some satisfactory solution of the difficulty. The coluniHs of the xree Press" are at the services of the Vicar if he de«res to publicly present his own version of tho position, just-as- they are open to the dis- affected parishioners at Clydach Vale. There has been no colouring with the object of ex- aggerating the importance of the matter, the facta commented on are of public interest, and we have no aim in making these facts known beyond, the coiiolusion of a regrettable rupture which must have a very prejudicial effect upon Christianising efforts in the Rhondda. Our representative was able on this occasion to inter- ve view a larger number of revolters than during the previous visit, and was surprised to find that thit general feeling of resentment had been in- tensified rather than allayed by recent events. What has, apparently,done most towards widen- ing the breach, is the burning of some Welsh books belonging to St. Thomas' Church. On Whit-Monday a large fire was seen burning on a plot of ground at the rear of the church, and as a great deal of smoke issued from the pile, curiosity was roused as to what was being burnt. An investigation revealed the surprising fact that amongst the fuel were a number of the Welsh Mission hymn-books and Welsh reading books, "Egwyddorion o'r Iaith Gymraeg," etc., which had been formerly used by the Welsh classes at St. Thomas' Sunday School. We understand that an explanation waS written for by one of the. members, and that up to Wednesday no reply had been vouchsafed. "What I say," remarked a revolter to our representative, "is that if the Vicar wanted us to attend St. David's Church he should have sent those books there for us instead of allowing them to bo burnt." [The above article was crowded out from our last issue, but having briefly announced that it would appoar, it has hern intimated to us that the local clergy did not burn or authorise to be burnt anv Weish books. This being so, we are pleased to insert the fact in order that their vindication may be made clear; but that Welsh books were burnt there can be no dispute, as we have in our possession several partially burnt Welsh books which were picked out of the burning pile on Whot-Monday].
Alleged Fraudulent Practice at Pontypridd, CHARGE AGANST A COMMERCIAL TRAVELLAR. On Wednesday, at ithe Pontypridd Police Court-before the Stipendiary, Alderman Rich- ard Lewis, Councillor James Roberts, Dr R. C. Hunter, Mr David Llewellyn, Mr David Thomas and Mr Edward Edwards—Walter Parry, tra- veller, Aberdare, formerly of Pontypridd, was charged with obtaining the sum of J-J 78 2d by false pretences from Mr Henry Pain, coffe tav- ern proprietor, Pontypridd. Mr James Phillips, solicitor, Pontypridd, ap- peared for the prosecution, and Mr David Rees (of the office of Mr W. R. Davies, solicitor, Pontypridd), defended. In his opening statement Mr Phillips said the prisoner was an agent for the firm of Messrs Pratt Bros., galvanisers and hollow-ware manu- facturers, Birmingham, and he was an-ointed in January, 1893. His appointment stated he was simply to collect orders, and he had no right to collect money. Besides, on all invoices sent out by the finn were the words "All receipts must be on the printed forms." In the month of June or July last year he came to Pontypridd and lodged with Mr Henry Pain, the prosecu- tor, and while there he asked for an order. An order of the value of £ 9 7s 2d was given him, and some time afterwards an invoice came from the firm addressed to Mr Pain, which the latter never received. The prisoner stayed on with Mr Pain until September, and a statement of accounts came from the firm to the prosecutor, and then the prisoner asked him to give him the money. Believing his statement Mr Pain did so, and had a receipt from Parry. In consequence of the prisoner's conduct in carry- ing on the business his services were discon- tinued in September, 1897. The firm then took proceedings against Pain for the £ 9 7s 2d in the Pontypridd County Court, and the judge, hav- ing heard the evidence, was satisfied that the prisoner had no right to receive the money, and he made an order against Mr Pain.The prisoner who had absconded, was only found last week. He said to P.C. Walkley when arrested, "I made no false pretences, and he knows it." Mr James Pratt, of the firm of Pratt Bros., said the prisoner had no right to collect money on their behalf. He was paid by a commission of 5 per cent. on all orders obtained. On every invoice were the words, "No receipt is valid unless given on a special printed form." The prisoner was not supplied by them with any printed form of receipts. In July last year they had an order for C9 7s 2d from Pain through the prisoner, and the goods were sent to Mr Pain. In consequence of complaints the prisoner was discharged, and oroceedingg were taken against Pain and judgment obtained for jM 7s 2d and costs. Cross-examined He could not swear whether his firm had received a P.O. for £ 1 15s, which had been paid him by a Pontypridd customer, but he did not think so. i Mr Pain gave evidence as to paying the de. fendant money, and P.C. Walkley proved the arrest. Mr Rees contended that no evidence of any intention to defraud had been given. Prisoner was commit ted for trial at the Quarter Sessions, bail being allowed.
Ystrad. MOND AY,-before M r Ignatius Williams (Stipen- diary), Mr T. P. Jenkins, Mr J. D. Williams, M.F.H., and Councillor D. Thomas (who now took his seat for the first time), Edmund John, John Barnett, George Wiltshire, Arthur Greson, William James Perkins, James James, six young boys residing at Tonypandy, were summoned for doing wilful damage to a wall, the property of Benjamin Jones, farmer, Graigddu. P.C. Maine and Mr Benjamin Jones, farmer, the occupier of the land and owner of the wall, ga-e evidence. Mr Jones stated that the extent of the damage was 12s., and the wall was continually being damaged. The Bench imposed a fine of sixpence each, and defendants were ordered to pay 2s. each towards damage done to the wall. and also 5s. 6d. each towards the court costs. Humphrey Edwards, a Treorchy collier, was summoned for being drunk and refusing to quit the Stag Hotel, Treorchy, on the night of the 15th ult. P.C. Davies having given evidence, a fine of 10s. was imposed. David J. Davies, another Treorchy miner, was fined 10s. for a like offence, committed at the Pencelli Hotel, Treorchy, on the night of the 12th ult. P. C. Davies proved the case. Lemuel Williams, a Cwmpark collier, was brought up under a warrant charged with being drunk and disorderly at Cwmpark. on the night of the 20th of April. P.C. John's evidence resulted in a fine of St. Sarah Ann Watkins and Margaret Ann Jones, two young girls residing at Ystrad, were summoned for stealing a quantity of coal, the property of Wybert Olphert, Cardiff. David Jones, haulier, Ystrad, and P.C. Hall gave evidence. The defendants were bound over to come up for judgement when called upon. John James Hughes, a Gelli collier, whose appearances before the Ystrad magistrates are very frequent, was again brought up under a warrant, charged with being drunk and dis- orderly at Ystrad, on the 20th of March last. P.S. Richards said that the defendant was at the Greenfield Hotel, Ystrad, on the night in question, and was very abusive towards the landlord (Mr H. Davies). On being approached by witness, the defendant challenged to fight him and created a disturbance. After con- siderable difficulty he was removed home. The Bench ordered John to pay a fine of 10s. No money was forthcoming, and John went down to Cardiff for his fortnight's holidays. William Maggs and William Collinane, two Trealaw colliers, were summoned for being drunk and disorderly at the Ynyscynnon Hotel, Trealaw, on the night of the 3rd inst. P.C. Llewellyn proved the case, and Maggs was fined 10s., while Collinane was fined 15s.
The Generosity of Mr Godfrey L. Clark. J P- THE ANONYMOUS LETTER IN THE DAILY PRESS. At Wednesday's meeting of the Pontypridd Board of Guardians, Mr Godfrey Clark, the chairman, after the usual business of the Board was finished, said he wished to call the Guard- ians' attention to 'one matter. They would remember that last month they gave permission to the old people of the" orkhouse and the children of the Cottage Homes to visit him at Talygarn. A little while afterwards he was attacked in a local paper by a writer who only signed the letter with his initials, and who stated that beer had been given to the children at Talygarn. As a general ruLe those anony- mous letters were much better not taken notice of, as the writers were general1- blinded by prejudice, but he thought it was due to the Guardians, who had given leave to the children, b be given an explanation of the facts. The children had their tea before any adults had re- freshments, and no intoxicants were given them. After they had gone he recognised the right of nobody to interfere. (Hear, hear). He thought it only fair that he should give an explanation of what took place afterwards also. The people there were nearly all their own people, and each adult was given a pint of beer, if they required it He was glad to say the majority drank tea, and coffee, and beverages of that nature, but no one received more than a pint of beer. There was no drunkenness and no disorderly behaviour liE was an unpleasant thing to crop up, but people would write foolish letters to the papers. (Loud applause). There waa a lady present who would ask for permission for the children to visit her on Saturday, and he hoped she would take warning. (Laughter). Mr E. H. Davies said that after hearing the remarks of their 'worthy chairman, he would move a resolution approving and appreciating his kindness to the children and the old people of the Workhouse. Mr Daniel Bryant seconded. Dr Ivor Lewis aid he did not think an ex- planation was necessary from Mr Clark to the Guardians. All his friendg, and those 'who knew him, knew that such a thing could not happen, and he thought an explanation un- necessary. Mr Sam Evans, J.P.: Pass a vote of oensure on the person, who wrote it. The resolution of Mr Davies was unanimously carried amidst great applause.
MANUAL IHSTRUCTION IN BOARD SCHOOLS. Rhondda Board adopts the Principle. TO BE TRIED AT LLWYNYPIA SCHOOL. At the monthly meeting of the Ystradyfodwg School Board on Monday, Mr T. Bevan presid- ing, the f llowing recommendation of the School Management Committee was read :—" With re- ference to the application of Mr Tom John for the establishment of a manual instruction class in connection with the Llwynypia Mixed School, we beg to recommend that the matter be re- ferred to a committee, consisting of the follow- ing members, for consideration and report: Mr Daniel Thomas, Rev T. Williams, Rev W. Lewis, Mr Henry Rowling, and Mr John Davies." In the same report appeared the following re- commendation — John Gale, an assistant teacher at Llwynypia School, has applied to us for permission to return to school after the mid- summer vacation, on Wednesday, the 1st day of September, in order that he might complete a course of manual training, which he has ar- ranged to undergo during the month of August. We recommend that this application bd granted upon condition that such letlve is found to be necessary." The recommendations were adopted. Mr D. Thomas and Mr J. Davies presented the following report on behalf of the Committee We have carefully considered the application of Mr Tom John, Llwynypia, for the establish- ment of a manual instruction class at Llwyny- pia, referred to us by the School Management Committee, and have inspected the room avail- able for the purpose at the Llwynypia School, which room we consider is large enough for the purpose. We recommend the adoption of the principle by the Board, and suggest that classes be held at Llwynypia and Ystrad Higher Grade Schools, under the teachership of Mr John Gale, and that for this purpose the necessary arrange- ments he made for the preparation of the rooms and for utilising Gale's services in such a man- ner as to qualify as many scholars as possible for the Government grant." Mr W. W. Hood said he thought the further such manual training was extended the better. The Vicar asked why it was to be taught in Llwynypia and Ystrad only. The Rev W. Morris said that the reason why Llwynypia was chosen was because they had a room there already. He was very glad the Board were making a beginning, because they had done so with regard to the girls and infanta, but they had neglected the boys. In the girls and infants they were taught kindergarten, which was manual instruction. Mr H. Rowlands wished to know if the room at Llwynypia might not be required for some- thing else. The Architect replied that it would not, as it was situated in the basement and was never used. Sm The Vicar proposed that manual instruction should be confined to the Higher Grade Schools. No-one seconded the amendment, several members pointing out that this was only an experiment, and if successful the principle would be extended to all the -ohoolg. The recommendation was carried. Printed and published by the Proprietors at till Glamorgan Free Press" Printing Worfay 22, Taff-street, Pontypridd. Parish of Poafry pridd. County of Glamorgan. ^A'iTKDAV, JULY [7, 1897.
-r All Connoisseurs with this fact agre. Barri.s, of t.' Central tor, for splendid tea. 934tt WE should liki- to draw the attention of our "t readers to the new Serial Story, by FR.OSBVCE MARBYAT, now appearing in the l"li2E riiHSS.
Llantrisant. FRIDAY.-Before the Stipendiary (Mr Ignatius Williams), Mr Evan John, Mr P. J. Dunn, and Mr Sam Evans. Z. A. Cooke, grocer, Llantrisant, was fined 2s 6d for not having his name painted on his cart. Thoiras Rowlands, collier, Porth, for being drunk and disorderly on Sunday, June 20th, was fined 5s. P.C. David Davies proved the case. William Thomas, striker, Pontypridd, was summoned for committing a breach of the Sun- day Closing Act on the 20th June. P.C. David Davies said he visited the Cross Keys Hotel, Church Village, on the- day in question and there saw the defendant, with other men, in the bar. There were several glasses of beer on the counter. On being asked where he had slept the previous night defendant said at 38, Wood road, Pontypridd. Witness told him that this was under three miles distant, when the land- lord, who was present, Raid" They all told me they had come from the Tumble, Pontypridd. Defendant now said he thought he had come far enough as they had driven by brake from the Tumble, but the Bench thought differently and lined him 10s.
Pontypridd. WEDNESDAY,—Before the Stipendiary (Mr Ignatius Williams), Alderman Richard Lewis, Dr R. C. Huntet, Councillor James Roberts, Mr David Llewellyn, and Mr David Thomas. James Jones, watchmaker, Pontypridd, was fined 5s. for being drunk and disorderly on the 13th inst. The case was proved by P.C. Rees Davies. Defendant asked for time to pay, whereupon the Stipendiary remarked What right has a man who has not got 5s. to go and get drunk and disorderly ? Elizabeth Richards, a married woman, of Pontypridd, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly on the 13th inst. P.C. Adams said he was called to Berw Road, where he saw the prisoner inside the gate of the house of Mr Williams, relieving officer. using the most filthy language. Witness caught hold of her, and asked her to go away, v. hen she struck him with her umbrella and tried to bite his finger. She was "mad drunk." As she had been locked up the previous night, she was now allowed to go. James Davies and Evan Edwards, colliers, of no fixed abode, were summoned for sleeping out on the night of the 13th inst., and also with doing wilful damage to hay on Graigwen Farm. P.C. William Rees said he visited Graigwen Farm at two o'clock on the morning of the 14th inst., and there he found the two men sleeping. William Cadwgan proved that the defendants damaged the hay on the occasion of their visit to the farm. They were fined 10s. or a week. On the application of Mr Joseph H. Jonep, solicitor, Cardiff, the license of the Central Hotel, Trallwn, was transferred to Mr Charles Gwynn, formerly a marine store dealer at Pontypridd. The license of the Bailey's Arms, Pentre, was, on the application Mr D. Jones, solicitor, Pentre, transferred to Mrs Margaret James. On behalf of Mr George Ham, Pontypridd, Mr J. E. Spickett applied for the transfer of the license of the Red Lion, Dinas, and the applica- tion was granted. Edmund Ware, haulier, Barry, was summoned for non-maintenance of his wife Mary Jane Ware, Porth. Mr Williams (of Messrs Davies and Williams, solicitors, Pontypridd) appeared for the complainant, and stated that the defendant deserted his wife in June, 1895. In February, 1896, she obtained an order of 5s. against him, and in March a warrant was issued, but the defendant could not be found until Monday last. The complainant had to maintain herself with- out any support from him. When the warrant was granted, there was £ 1 owing, for which the complainant now sued, but up to the present, there was an additional £ 17. The complainant bore out her solicitor's statement. Defendant stated lie was now willing to go back to his wife. He was ordered to pay the El, and the costs of the case amounting to JE1 Os. 6d., but as he could only now pay £ 1, he was remanded until Friday. John Parry, collier, Penygraig, was charged with carnally knowing a young girl named Lucy Morris, Penygrrig, on the 5th June. Mr D. Jones, solicitor, Pentre, appeared for the defence. After hearing the evidence of the girl, her father, and a Mrs James, prisoner was committed to take his trial at the next assizes, bail being allowed.
Singular Affair at Treforest. At the Pontyridd Police Court on Wednesday Michael Dowling, a labourer, of no abode was brought up on suspicion of being a lunatic at large. Evan Richards, bailiff at the County Court, said he saw the prisoner at Treforest about half- past-ten on the night of the 13th inst. behaving like a madman. He went into a lot of houses and went upstairs in some cases, and also turned one inhabitant out of the house. The prisoner did not seem to know what he was doing. Witness took him down to the police station and handed him over to P.C. Watkins. He appeared to be quite sober. Inspector Evans said the prisoner was brought to the police station by the Treforest constable on Tuesday night. He tested him as to his sanity and found he was wandering in his mind and could not give any satisfactory answer. He thought he was in Dowlais and wanted to go home to Mary Ann street, so witness detained him. Defendant I came from Merthyr. When the magistrates were conversing to- gether one of them remarked that he was evi- dently insane. The prisoner immediately said I am not insane, sir." The Stipendiary I don't know I have often heard people say that. Prisoner was remanded to the Workhouse until Friday.
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Cycling flotes. ♦ By Pedalphast. Lamplighting times: July 16th, 9.7 p.m. July 17th, 9.6 p.m. July 18th, 9.5 p.m. July 19th, 9.4 p.m. July 20th, 9.3 p.m. July 21st, 9.1 p.m. July 22nd, 9.0 p.m. Treforest Cycling Club runs: July 16th, Par- ade at 8.15 p.m; July 17th, no run; July 19th, Impromptu run, 8 p.m; July 22nd, Ogmore, 3 p.m. The two previous midnight runs having proved such a great success, and being so well enjoyed by the members, it has been decided to organise another on similar lines to Chepstow on Satur- day, July 24th. -0-- A start will be made shortly after midnight, reaching Chepstow about 4 a.m., where break- fast will be taken. From here those members who are not much fatigued will extend the run along the Wye Valley to Tintern, returning to Chepstow in time for dinner. The return will be made from Chepstow about 2.30 p.m. Members who desire to participate in the run w illdo well to inform the secretary of their intention as soon as possible, so that satisfac- tory arrangements can be made with regard to fcod, etc. -0-- Notwithstanding rumours to the contrary the three miles and 25 miles handicaps of the club will be run off at the Taff Vale Park at 5 o'clock on Saturday. The entries inelude Hopkin Da- vies, James Evans, T. Lewis, J. R. Evans, T. Osman, W. J. Evans, David Davies (Llan- twit), R. Francis, J. Preeoe, and David Morgan. --0- All the men intend to make a big effort to pull off the premier event, that is, the 25 miles' race, and given a fine day some capital sport is sure to result. Whether the elements are favourable or not, the races will come off all the same. -+- Lovers of the pastime throughout the district are looking forward to witnessing some interest- ing riding, and should certainly turn up to support the club that has done so much for the sport and pastime in the neighbourhood, and at the same time by their presence encourage the development of the splendid local talent we have. --0-- Turn we now to another subject. During the past week a number of persons, speaking of the recent action of the Rudge-Whitwortli Com- pany,have been saying, "I told you cycles would be very much cheaper by-and-bye." But is this the case? Judging i the many letters in this week's cycle press, the Rudge Whitworth people are adopting an isolated position, for all the manufacturers of any note say they will not reduce their prices, as they consider their wares to be fully worth the price asked --0-- The Raleigh Company even go so far as to say that the Rudge-Whitworth Company by their action evidently admit "that they have been charging higher prices for their goods than their quality warranted them in doing." --0- Whether this is so or not I cannot say, but that the firm were not making a large profit on their cycles is proved by the fact that the pre- sent price of their JE1 shares stands at 13s 6d, so that it is hard to see the reason for this move on the part of the Rudge people. Unless it, is that they arc largely overstocked. -0-- At any rate there are small prospects of other manufacturers following suit, and cyclists will in future probably have to pai- with this one exception, the same old prices for their machines
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The World of Pastime. —♦— By The Sporting Scribe." May I ask my numerous correspondents to write on oue side of the paper only ? Matter written on both sides of the paper stands a very poor chance of insertion. I would also be glad if all reports intended for insertion in the current issue were to reach me not later than Tuesday. The Pontypridd Football Club arc making exten- sive preparations for their Bank Holiday sports, and F E Bacon, the champion of all the world, is an- nounced to appear. Substantial prizes are offered, and that the entries will be numerous there can be no doubt QUOITS. On Thursday evening a meeting was held at the Pencelli Hotel, Treorky, with the object of forming a quoit club for the district. There was a splendid attendance, and Mr J Palmer presided. The chief business of the evening was to appoint officers. Mr W T Glover, Co-operative Stores, was elected hon. secretary. Mr A S Tallis, Ocean Collieries, was elected president of the club, while the following gentlemen were elected vice-presidents, Mr T Jen- kins, Pencelli Hotel; Messrs T Thomas, Sion Hotel; T Jones, Co-operative Stores; W Evans, Temple of Fashion; and J Jones, Sandy Bank, Ystrad. Mr T Jenkins was elected treasurer. To the position of captain, MrJ Thomas was elected, with Mr W Evans as vice-captain. The entrance fee is 2s 6d. Several members were enrolled on Thursday, and many more are expected in the course of a few days TENNIS. The Llwynypia tennis team journeyed to Merthyr on Thursday to play the Plymouth team on their well appointed ground. T) e visitors eventually won a close and exciting gime by 5 events to 4, 12 sets to 10. and 108 games to 101. Scores:— SINGLES E T Hughes, Llwynypia, beat E Lewis, Plymouth, 0-6,6-3,6 3; H S Richards. Llwynypia, beat North. Plymouth, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3; J Goodridge, Llwynypia, beat Penry Williams, Plymouth, 6-1, 6-2; D Llew- ellyn, Llwynypia, lost to W W Hood, Plymouth, 3-6, 5-7; W Hoyle, Llwynypia, lost to Tom Williams, Plymouth, 3-6, 2-6; W Pritchard, Llwynypia, lost to W. Jones, Plymouth, 1-6, 6-o, 2-6. DOUBLES ET Hughes and E S Kichards, Llwynypia, beat E Lewis and Tom Williams. Plymouth, 6-0, 3-6, 6-3; D Llewellyn and J Goodridge, Llwynypia, beat W W Hood and North, Plymouth, 6-2, 10-8 W Hoyle and W Pritcliard, Llwynypia, lost to Jones and Williams, Plymouth, 6-2, 5-7, 4-6. Llwynypia, 5 events, 12 sets, 10S games Plymouth, 4 events, 10 sets, 101 games. BASEBALL. AIIER v CARDIFF—An excellent baseball match took place at Eglwysilan on Saturday, the homesters play- ing the Cardiff baseball club. Below are appended the scores of both teams:- ABER INNINGS CARDIFF INNINGS 1st 2nd 1st 2nd A J Williams (capt) 0 8 W Bigford (capt) 3 5 Fred I oughor 0 1 W Lewis 0 4 Fred Meyrick 2 9 S Seager 3 0 D Lewis 0 0 C Hole 2 4 Idris Williams 9 1 W Godwin .3 0 D Price 2 3 C Bird 9 0 M Meyrick 0 1 W LI Thomas 7 4 W Williams 2 0 T Davies .0 2 J Meyrick 6 2 T Morgan not out. 0 0 Arthur Morgan 4 0 S Andrews not out. 7 6 Bob Jenkins 2 5 It Brind not ont .4 5 Byes 2. 3 Byes 1 0 Extras 0 2 Extras 2. 2 29 35 41 32 Aber total, 64 Cardiff total, 73. Aber total, 64 Cardiff total, 73. The visitors brought up a very itrong team, the majority being members of the club when Cardiff won the coveted shield in IS92, while the homesters were unahle to turn cut their best eleven. Winning the toss, Aber elected to go in A J Williams opened the batting, but was beautifully caught at long-off by W LI Thomas; Fred Loughor followed, and disaster followed by his being out to first bnse. F Meyrick scored 2 runs, and was then forced to retire Idris Williams made things a bit rosy, scoring 9 runs in 1st innings, and D Price made his two when he was well caught by W LI Thomas; J Meyrick piled on six runs before being dismissed by the bowler, while Arthur Morgan contributed four and Bob Jenkins two, thus concluding first innings. Aber were well up in field- ing, getting four men out for elevsnruns, some smart work by Loughor and Fred Meyrick dismissing three batsmen in very short time, and when the visitors ended their first innings they led by 12 runs. Abar then went to bat, and A J Williams with a gocd hit scored four runs, and was put out with a total of 8 F Loughor followed with one run, whilst Fred Mey- riok scored an excellent nine before being tak-ii at the slips. Idris Williams was less fortunate this time being out to first base for one. D Price contributed three, M Meyrick one, Joe Meyrick two and Bob Jenkins fire, the total runs being 35. The visitors HOW required 23 to win, and Bigford began with a total of J> Godwin gave a chance but was missed, after which he scored four runs T Davies was caught at cover-slip, and by a really smart bit of work be- tween A Morgan and Idris Williams S 'Andrews was given out to tirst base. When the visitors' total reached 41 the captain declared the innings closed, having won by nine runs, with three men not out. Vivian Huseey, the champion footballer, is captain of the Cardiff Club, and he will lead his men next time they play Aber—a month hence—at Eglwysilan. CRICKET. An Abercynon correspondent writes —I am pleased to record that the note published in the Free Press some time ago has had t 4c desired effect, the formation of a Cricket Club being the result. One of the Abertaff Fields has been rented for playing pur- poses; and I trust the young men will give the game the encouragement it deserves, that this, by becom- ing members of the club and participating ill the practices The Treorky eleven journeyed on Saturday last to Treherbert to try conclusions with that team. It is evident, unfortunately, that there is a lack of interest and enthusiasm at Treherbert in the pastime, for when the Treorky team arrived at the head quarters, there was not one member of the Treherbert eleven present. But after about an hours' waiting (4 p.m.), the captain, Mr W. Williams, arrived with two players. It was now too late to play a league match according to rnles, and the two points were conceded to Treorky. Ultimately a scratch team was formed consisting of Treorky and Treherbert players, and the 'Orchyites were provided with a game much to their satisfaction, The Treorky team batted first, Dr Tribe and T Falcon facing the bowling of W Williams and J Sweet. The beilllling was somewhat disastrous for the visitors, Dr Tribe being caught at slips when the score was three Falcon soon followed, Sweet dis- turbing his wickets. T 11 Thomas and M Falcon were the successors, and some fine though slow cricket was see a; Thomas hit with great dash, and when he had knocked up 11 was stumped in attempt- ing to play a very enticing ball from Williams. D C Davies was the next man in, but his stay was short, he being caught by Lewis for a duck. B D Williams, Jones and Ashford all followed quickly, and between them only three runs we e made, Falcon all the time playing soundly. T Morgan was next batsman, and with Falcon the score rose rapidly, the former punishing the bowling badly After scoring 12 in ad- mirable fashion he was bowled by Lewis, who had relieved Williams. George Chalke followed in and played smart cricket, his hit for 4 being a beauty. Wlien Chalke was getting set, Falcon was bowled by Lewis for an excellent 20. H Hood, the last man in, stayed in a few minutes, but was dismissed with a catch by his brother, Chalke carrying his bat out for a well-earned 13. Treherbert followed in, and the only players who could do anything with the bowler were R M Rees, 14, A Webbe. 6, and Captain A Lewis 6, the latter playing splendidly, and was exceedingly unfortunate in being given out by the umpire when he was getting set. Appended are the scores and the bowling analysis TREORCHY Dr Tribe eGO Jones b Sweet 3 T Falcen b J Sweet o T R Thomas st R M Rees 11 M Falcon b E Lewis 20 D C Davies c E Lewis b J Sweet. 0 B D Williams b J Sweet l W D JOnes b J Sweet 2 0 Ashford b J Sweet o T Morgan b E Lewis 12 G Chalke not out 13 H Hood c H Webbe b Williams 1 Extras 3 Total 66 TREHERBERT W Williams b II Hood 1 b It Hood E Lewis 1) H Hood 0 R 1\1 RCC8 b II Hoorl 14 J Sweet b G Chalke 5 Captain A Lewis b H Hood 6 GO Jones c Chalke b Hood 0 H Jones c B D Williams b Chalke 0 A Webbe b Falcon g B Jones not out 0 J Lewis b Falcon 0 J Gibby b Falcon [[[ 2 Extras i Total 35 Bowling analysis :— TREORKY INNINGS: 0 M R W W Williams 14.4 2 40 1 J Sweet 9 2 15 6 Emlyu Lewis 6 3 S 2 TREHERBERT INNINGS. H Hood 11 1 24 5 G Chalke 7 a 5 2 M Falcon 3-2 I 5 .3 DINAS v. TREORKY.—One of the most pleasant games played at Treorky was this fixture there on Thursday. The home team winning the toss put Dinas in to bat, and R Baker and C Thomas went in to the bowling of Morgan and Falcon. Baker lashed out to the bowling in great style, prettily placing the ball time after time. Twenty-one stood to his credit after ten minutes' play, then he and C Thomas went out—Baker to a good ball from Falcon and C Thomas caught by Morgan off Hood's bowling-33 for two wickets. A fair rot then set in, P Thomas and D H Evans alone staying it for tome time, and the innings closing for 48. Falcon and Hood bowled extremely well. Treorky commenced their innings by sending in Morgan and M Falcon, but, could not do much against the bowlirg of R Baker and Thomas. Morgan's wickets were snread-eagled by a grand ball from Baker before any runs were scored, and soon afterwards Thomas bowled Falcon also by a good ball Baker sent down a few loose ones for the batsmen to hit, and D C Davies was out to a wonderfully well- judged catch by Walters in deep field. Still" Baker continued to send down some easy ones, always having his revenge by bowling the batsmen. Loud applause greeted P J Thomas, who caught T Falcon off his brother's bowling in the slips, Thomas having to run in and reach for the ball low down with one hand, the 1 reorky spectators describing it as the "cHtch of the nay." Treorky were nil out for 36, Dinas winning by 12 runs. After such a pleasant gamt»."T'eorky and Dinas were noxious to make two LtC <• ;!(1 t\t. h->pe tq whu.-is- t!¡(LL -==' DINAS A Baker b Falcon 21 C Thomas c T Morgan b H Hood' 7 C Wiuon run out 2 P Thomas b H Hood 4 V Keeble c D C Davies b H Hood 0 D H Evans b Falcon 4 B D Williams run out i M Rees b H Hood J G Davies not out D Eynon c Williams b Hood 2 J Hareombe b Falcon o Extras j Total 43 TREORKY T Morgan b Baker 0 M Falcon b C Thomas .1 T R Thomas c Wilson b Baker 3 D C Davies b Baker 11 T Falcon c Thomas b C Thomas 0 H Hood b Thomas 0 S Williams not out 2 Ben Rees b Baker 1^ Alf Webb run out 0 Hayden Morgan c Eynon b Thomas 0 D H Davies c and b C Thomas 0 Extras ° 3 Total 36 A cricket match between Ferndale and Tonyrefail was played at Ferndale on Saturday on a very hard wicket, and resulted in a win for the homesters by 10 runs. D Morgan for the homesters, and Price for the I visitors played well. Scores :— FERNDALE D Morgan b D Davies 20 G Davies b Price 2 W Jones b J Davies 0 G Sims c and b D Davies 1 J Gurney b D Davies 9 T Kingston, c Russell b J Davies. 2 C Kingston b D Davies 0 G Llewellyn c and b D Davies 0 R Phillips c J Davies b D Davies. 0 A Larfear not out 0 S Thomas run out 1 Extras 1 Total 51 TONYREFAIL S Matthews b W Jones a W Griffiths b D Morgan 0 A Ibbotson b Morgans 9 H Price b Jones 13 J Davies lbw b Jones 0 D Davies c Sims b Jones 2 Fred Russell b Jones 2 L Williams b Gurney 0 Rosser run out 1 Frank Russell b Jones 9 F Milton not out 2 Extras 9 Total 41 YNYSBWL v PENTRE—This match was played at Ynysybwl on Saturday in ideal cricket weather; both teams were well represented. The homesters won the toss and elected to bat first; J and J M Lane opened to the bowling of Thomas and Morgan the third ball of Thomas's first over captured J Lane's wicket; Allen who followed got two singles off Morgan's first over then Thomas bowled a maiden over from other end* and now occurred a bowling feat rarely seen at a cricket match, Morgan captoring four wicketa sue- cessively. The only other man to do anything was E Truman, who scored seven and was then bowled by W D Morgan, the innings terminating for the small total of 17. M J John and D T Morgan opened the innings of Pentre to the bowling of J M Lane and D C Evans; John was soon out being caught by DC Evans, and was soon followed by Morgan, who scored four. Then a rot set in, George Hughes being the only man whe got into double figures, although G Einon Davies batted well for his seven not out; Pentre were all dil- missed for 45, and Ynysybwl followed in and were dis- missed for 40 runs. The bowlers averages were dis- tinctly good. Appended are the scores :— PENTRB J Lane b J Thom«9 0 J M Lane c J Thomas b B Rees 6 J Allen b W D Morgan 2 T R Wigley b W D Morgan 0 A K Sones b W D Morgan • D C Evans b W D Morgan 0 B Truman b W D Morgan 7 Rev T G Evans b B Rees 0 Sam Morgan not out 0 A Truman c M J John b B Rees 0 It Hoplins c arid b W D Morgan -as Extras 2 Total if YNYSYBWL M J John c D C Evans b J H Lane D T Morgan c lriunan b D C Evans 4 J Thomas b J M Lane 2 W D Morgan c and b D C Eyans 1 W George b D C Evans 4 G Hughes b D C Evans 11 B Rees run out 3 G E Davies not out 7 S Morgan b D C Evans 0 D Hughes c D C Evans b J M Lane 3 O Royall b D C Evans 2 Extras 5 Total 45 Bowling analysis :— YSYSYllWI. 0 M R W J Thomas 5 2 7 1 W D Morgan 7'2 ,1 6 6 BRees 3 2 2 3 PEXTRK J M Lane .]5 3 24 3 D C Evans 14 4 5 16 8 Pentre now head the League, being credited with 12 points out of six matches played, Llwynypia being the nearest opponents with 10 points out of a possible twelve. TYLORSTOWN v. DINAS. To the Editor of the Free Press." Sir,—Dirty abuse never proved any man's case, and it is no answer to my challenge. Will Mr Priday put his money into your hands and let you decide the match or not? At the same time, I may kiform him I have a large garden, and would be pleased to in- struct him in the practical hoeing of turnips. Yours, &c., Dinas C.C. P. J. THOMAS. On Thursday a cricket match was played at the Ynysyngharad Park, Pontypridd, between the Glamorgan League and Cardiff District League. In the first innings the Glamorgan League scored 62, and in the second, 93. Cardiff District first innings, 142; second innings, 4 runs for four wickets. Stumps were drawn at seven o'clock, and as at that time the match had not finished, Cardiff District won by 80 runs on the first innings. X full and detailed report of the match will appear in our next week's issue.