Njustard and Cress. Appended is a. copy of a testimonial sent to a Rhondda Police Court last week: "I have al- ways found Ann Williams up rit and strait. (Signed) M— The Rev R. Thomas, of Penrhiweeiber, as secretary of the Welsh Congregational Forward Movement Fund for North Glamorgan Division, read his report at tha quartery meeting held at Deri last week, which showed that the churches and individuals have already promised the hand- some sum of £1,357 5s 6d towards the "Gronfa," There are in all 48 churches in the North Gla- morgan Union, and only 29 have as yet re- sponded to the secretary's appeal. He has every confide-noe that the 19 will in the near future respond generously. The object in view is to raise a fund of at least E20,000 in ordar to aid weak churches in the denomination, and give a helping hand to newly formed churches. While the Fem:lale Band were out on their triumphal march last week, a young fellow ap. proached the bandmaster in a state of great excitement and said "Mr Bailey, I not English- man, but I hope when I die that band will sing 'Dead March' in my bury!" No promises were made. A Jubilee tale has been unfolded at Treorky. It appears that two of the local tradesmen our- neyed up to London to see the procession, and had seats near King's Cross. The intense heat of the morning and the inconvenience of tra- velling through the previous night, made these two gentlemen rather thirsty, so one was sta- tioned on the stand to guard the seats while the other made his way to the nearest public-house to soothe his unquenchable thirst, and vice versa. The end of it was that the landlord was compelled to telephone to the nearest brewery for more llquids, as two Welshmen who had come up to see the procession had "dried" the place up. Sweet Rhondda! Ha had travelled through Sanara, braved the dangers of the Nile; Defeated enraged Mussulmans, and dined on Grocodile Knew everything of politics, religion, and of law, Could box and fence, and row a race, and please his mother-in-law, In short, had all the accomplishments of men both great and wise; But he couldn't* run a business, for he wouldn't advertise. In the "Free Press." One of the happiest men at the Crystal Palace on Saturday was old Matthew Coiney. of Caerphilly, who for some few weeks past has been acting as guide and conductor at the model eoal mine. The old man was simply delighted at meeting so many of his countrymen in what was to him a far-off, foreign land. Cobley is an interesting personality, and enjoys the unique record of having worked 60 years under- ground in Wales. He celebrated his 60th anni- versary as a working miner almost on the very day that her Majesty celebrated her Diamond Jubilee, and His transplantation from a real coal mine to the model coal mine at the Crystal Palace took place some time during the Jubilee week. Londoners are never tired of inspecting the wonders of the model coal mine—which, by the way, is the identical model that did duty at the Cardiff Exhibition-but to them the most attractive feature of the show is old Matthew himself, who spent his 60 years underground. The members of the Hooligan Band, Trealaw, desire to say their membership is now com- plete, the missing link having joined their ranks. They are, therefore, bound to refuse admission to a relative of the biggest stranger to the truth known hereabouts, and the contract for their uniforms will not be placed with that firm. The members also exceedingly regret that by their first performance they disturbed a love- sick lover who was doing "surveying" at that time; but on behalf of the Trealaw ratepayers they thank him for a saving in the rates, inas- much as by an overflow of tears at losing his girl the watering cart was idle that day. Mr Merlin Morgaa, R.C.M., Aberdare, has received the following letter from the secretary ef the London College of Music: "Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London, S.W. "Dear Morgan,—You will please attend at Marlborough House. Pall Mall, next Saturday, July 17th, at 10.45 a.m., to receive the Challen Medal from the Prince of Wales. Yours truly, 4 Frank PounaH." What a small world we live in! A gentleman who is better known in Pontypridd than is he in Liverpool, being none other than itr George Warrington, of the Clarence Theatre, over- heard an interesting conversation last week in the Bee Hotel, Liverpool. Representing as he does our local theatre Qn behalf of Mr Jones, he was very much astonished to hear the name of Pontypridd mentioned, and particularly to hear the company speaking of the Royal Clarence Theatre as one of the best little places of amuse- ment the/ bad evt>V seen. Mr Warrington lja. tened to Afr Jones' praises being sung, but when he heard the remark "Mr George Warrington is with Mr Jones, Pontypridd, now," he could stand it no longer, and fairly bewildered his hearers when he exclaimed, "I am Mr Warring- ton, and I endorse every word said in favour of Mr Jones and the Royal Clarence Theatre." This little incident only goes to prove that Mr Jones' efforts to obtain really good companies are appreciated not only in Pontypridd but in all the large provincial towns. At a meeting of the Pontypridd Guardians on Wednesday, speaking of the desirability of hav- ing a thorough Welsh scholar to insert the pro- per Welsh names upon the ordnance maps, Mr James Richards said that the village next to the home of the chairman was spelt and pronounced wrongly. It was spelt "Pontyclun," whereas it should be "Pontyglun." There was no such name in Welsh as "clun." Up sprang Mr Lewis Williams, Llantwit (a deep Welsh scholar) and said that Mr Richards was wrong. "Clun" was an okl Welsh name for river, whereupon Mr Richards subsided. Next Sunday evening the servioe in connection with Tabernacle Church, Pontypridd, will be held on the Common. The pulpit-we mean the Rockiftgstone—will be bocupded by Lhe Rev J. R. Jones, the poet-pastor. The Town Band, conducted by Mr FoxaIl, i11 render sacred music. Last week, Mrs Walter Morgan. Forest House, opened the annual exhibition in connec- tion with the Market Square Church, Merthyr, and on the same occasion the Misses Morgan captured the first and second prizes for the best decorated bicycles. The floral decorations were charmingly designed, the machines being almost hidden by a lovely arrangement of roses and ferns. The adjudicator's decision -was enthusi- astically received, and by special request the young ladies rode bhe machines through some of the principal streets. As may be imagined, their appearance was watched by thousands of people with eager interest, the pretty decora- tions eliciting expressions of admiration on every hand. Senghenyddites will be surprised to learn that there are a few good cyclists in their midst, who have long ago left l..eir "teens." Should the inhabitants happen to see them coming on their machines they will do themsfelves a favour by avoiding the wheelmen. A Rhondda correspondent writes: "After the row at the Pentre and Porth Cricket match last Saturday the opinion was freely expressed that if Pontypridd had a vacancy for another grumbler in their club one could be spared from the Porth Club." "The Welsh Educationist," the monthly perio- dical of the Ystradyfodwg Pupil Teachers' Centre, is likely to be changed to the happier and more pertinent one of "The Welsh Pupil Teacher." We think the suggested change ad- mirable. The fourth number of the "Welsh Education- ist" has a very good sketch of the Rev W. Mor- ris, F.R.G.S., Vice-chairman of the Ystradv. fodwg School Board. The editor, Mr Chalke, writes in very hearty terms of the subject of his sketch. He says: "Classic lore and the intrL cacies of theological study were more to him than the heaving cf the sled-e or the manipula- tion of the phers. To dive deeply into the philosophy of Plato, the rhetoric of Demosthe- nes, or the scathinc speeches of Cicero, were nearest to his heart, and like many other Welsh divines, he threw down the tools of the me- chanic for a life of study." The workmen of Porth and district will suffer a great loss if their sincere friend, Rev R. Mon Evans, should leave them, We hear that Mr Evans has given up the ministry of the English Congregational Church, Porth, and it is ex- ■iremoly probable that he will accept a call to another town. 's showi the gr(,at POT^'ity as a preacher -which the Rev J. R. jones. pcn' m wit's; <& "Lost train; nose bleeding; come next, if stops!" was the startling telegram which a Pontypridd tradesman received from one of his assistants the other day. When you ccme to think of it, the Ilciis2 of Commons is really an unequalled institution for supplying the nation's wants. Just look at the list of -members. For hungry people there are a Cook, a. Butcher, a Baker, 3. Currie, a Savory, a. Banbury, a Bigham, and a lot of Pease. For the thirsty an Allsopp, a Bass, and a Philpotts. For those fond of fruit, a BaLL win. For smokers, Cavendish. For lovers, a Maden, a Shce, and a Darling; for girls, Fel- lowes. For the religious, two Evans, a Priest- ley, a Monk, and a Chaplin; and for Non- conformists, a Bc-tlicll. For the sick, a Ward; for those who want change of air, a. Beach, a Pierpoint, a Douglas, and a Folkstone. For slum-dwellers, Parkes. For lovers of the country there arc two Fields, three Hills, sev- eral Greens, a Heath, a Lea, a Flower, and a Bigwood. For sportsmen, a Mount, a Stock, a Hunt, a Fox, and a Hare. For tired people who want a ride, a Seton-Karr. For patrons of the noble art there are two Corbetts, a Round, Knox, and Wyndham. For the man without sixpence to bless himself with there is a Tanner; for the threadbare a Taylor; for the landlord a Tennant; for the soldier, Warr; for the sailor, a Brigg; for the un- couth. Manners; for barbers, a Combe; for those who are out of coals, a Lyttelton; for business men, two Clarks; for short people, a Cubbitt: for anglers, a Lough, a Weir, and a Roche r for those who love boating, two Hoares; for the hard-up, Brassey and Gold; for the weak, Power; for money lenders, a Gull ani a. Bond; and for waiters, Perks. Has it ever occurred to you, gentle reader, that the harmless, necessary cat is not s. very harmless and necessary after all? There are times, it must be admitted, when such wicked thoughts as these find lodgement in the mere masuline mind. Ladies are naturally fond of the furry feline, so that they are not expected to sympathise with fthetee sentiments. There is a member of our staff who for the last few days has been breathing slaughter upon the cat tribe. One day this week, the climax came. He seized a rusty pen, jabbed it into the ink and thus pour forth his soul in anguish. Strikes me very forcibly that it's open to question whether it is an unmixed blessing to have a circus or a menagerie in your back gar- den. I have both in mine. There is a certain lack of variety in the character of the animals displayed, and their performances are very much alike, but that is no reason why they should not be interesting and enjoyable. One rose is very much like another, but who disdains the thouand queens of June because she differs not greatly from her sisters? "So it is with my menagerie. The perform- ing animals are chiefly cats, but there is a perennial loveliness in the feline pet. On my little grass plot the cats of the town foregather; they come from north, south, east and west. By day they give a circus performance, and their double somersaults are only exoelled by their tricks upon the tight rope. (There isn't any rope, but they walk along the railings). "Years ago there used to be a tale in the reading books about the two wise goats (or was it two cows?) who met 6n a narrow bridge over a chasm, and, as it was impossible for either of them to turn round, one knelt down and the other walked over him. Wall, two cats in the midst of one of their tight-rope per- formances, 'met in the middle ot the railings. Their backs went up, their tales became bushy, they swore at each other horribly, but they quietly backed further and further away from each other, and at last with a final war-whoop, delivered at a safe distance, each turned and fled. Which shows that cats have a proper sense of pride: they refuse to be walked over. "At nights, the cats of Pontypridd hold con- ventions. There is a nice warm chimney-pot on a low roof, and the chairman lies on the lea side. Their discussion last night was upon'The best means of suppressing unnecessary noises.' They were really most eloquent upon the sub- ject, and the discussion lasted (according to my specially-tested N.C.U. certificated stop-watch) just 4hrs. 39min. 29 3-5 sees. "A oat from a well-known musical family lifted up his voice in eloquent protest against the unnatural sounda which proceed from violins, violas, 'cellos, and double basses, and dwelt most touchingly upon the insult to the cat kingdom implied ia the use of eat-gut for the strings. 'ur departed brethren,' he said. "even in their most painful hours of internal suffering, never produced such awful sounds as are now brought forth from the spoil of their interiors,' "Resolution.? were passed condemning street organs, church organs, mouth organs, the organs of political parties, and organic diseases; it ,was determined to suppress church choirs, cl,( ral unions, union workhouses, street music- ians, and soprano and tenor soloists: and they were in the middle of a protest against the dis- turbance caused by dogs barking and howling at night when the dog of the house got up from his kennel and shook his chain, whereupon the convention broke up in confusion," I The To*n rings with the news that FRANK THOMAS ("My Hatter,") sells the best 3/9 Hat, 2838 PHOTOGRAPH STANDS.—New patterns just ar- rived. Artistic and inexpensive.-FORUNST AND SONS, Cambrian Studio. 2871 The chief characteristics of G. F. HACKER'S Photo- graphs are Fidelity and Artistic Finish. Samplt-s may be seen at his Studio-12 and 13, The Arcade, Pontypridd. 32get
THE DEATH ROLL. It is with much regret that we have to record the death of Mrs Evans, wife of Mr W. Evans, Temple of Fashion, Treorky, which took place on Thursday evening last. Mr and Mrs Evans, since their advent to the place, about two years ago, have become very popular, and highly es- teemed by all. About fourteen months ago, they buried two little gu-ls, aged six and seven re- spectively. Both died and were buried on the same days. Since that time Mrs Evans had not regained her usual health, and for the last seven months had been confined to her bed. Pneumonia ultimately set in, from which she died on Thursday evening. Deceased was thirty one years of age, and had lived for a consider- able number of years at Barry. The funeral, which was a strictly private one, took place on Monday afternoon at Barry, leaving their resi- dence to meet the 1 p.m. train from Barry. On all hands sympathy is expressed with Mi Evans in his sad bereavement. During the ten years he has been married, he has buried seven children, and now his wife. We deeply regret having to announce the death of Mrs Jenkyn, wife of the late Mr Iwan Jenkyn, first editor of the "Giamorgan Free Press." After her husband's death the deceased lady opened a stationer's shop at this office, after which she removed to the other side, and succeeded in establishing a large business. The deceased lady, who was 37 years of age, was suddenly taken ill a few weeks ago with pneu- monia, and afterwards complications set in. and on Saturday evening she passed away. The funeral, which was a private one, took place at the Cemetery on Tuesday, the Rev E. E. Probert officiating. The deceased leaves six children, the eldest of whom is only 15. Much sympathy is felt with the children and relatives in their sore trial.
Prosecution by the Pontypridd Market Co., Joseph White, greengrocer, Llantrisant, was summoned at the Pontypridd Police Court on Wednesday for committing a breach of the Pontypridd Market Company's Act on the 10th inst. Mr James Phillips, solicitor, Pontypridd, ap- peared for the prosecution. Richard Davies, assistant toll collector, stated that the defendant "was hawking vegetables from door to door, on the Wood road, with a horse and trap on the 10th inst., the same being Saturday, a day on which the market was open. Mr Phillips stated that the defendant had no legal right to do so on Saturday or Wednes. day, the two days which had been adopted as market days by the company He was at liber- ty to sell or hawk the vegetables on the other four days, and if he had a hawker's licence he would be permitted to sell vegetables or other goods from door to door. Fined 58 and costs.
RIHLTfJ —The "Glamorgan Free Press" -n-,y he obtained every Saturday from Miss Owen SNti'.ner, &c„ 2, Broad Street. kk'•N,RTYTV — The "Glamorgan Free Press may he obtained every Saturda 'froun γ- .r TI L-'w:s, Newsagent, Scz. PQRrnOAWL.—The "Glamorgan Free Press" mav h" obt-vu'd pvrv Saturday from Mrs li..Uatius-r, Li.
COWARDLYlfASSAULT AT COED- PENMAEN. District Council Road Foreman the Victim. WELL-MERITED PUNISHMENT. At the Pontypridd Police Court on Wednes- day—before the Stipendiary (Mr Ignatius Wil- liams), Dr R. C. Hunter, and Councillor James Roberts—Evan Lewis Bowen, Charles James, Leyshon Williams, John Harris, David Wil- liams, and Stephen Rosser, colliers, Coedpen- maen, were summoned for assaulting Mr David Maiowaring, rods foreman under the Ponty- pridd District Council, "'0 the 3rd inst. Complainant stated that about elevati o'clock on Saturday, the 3rd inst., he was standing near his home, about 20 yards from the Albion Stores, Coedpenmaen, when he saw a number of lads coming up the road. One of them took a new bucket from in front of the shop, and the others joined in kicking it about. Witness caught Harris, who was the last to kick it, when one of them told Mr Davies, the shopkeeper, he was very sorry, but the man was drunk, and he would pay for the bucket. At the request of Mr Davies witness let Harris go, and no sooner had he done so than the whole gang turned upon him, kicked and beat him about the head, leav- ing him there unconscious until five o'clock in the momiag. There was no one on the road at the time. He did not think Bowen was there; theu others he now identified. Alter being struck so badly blood came out of his mouth and years. Mr Griffith Davies, the shopkeeper, corrobora- ted. Bowen was discharged; James and Rosser were fined JE1 each, and David Williams, Harris, an Leyshon Williams, were fined L2 each.
Sequel to a House Warming" at Treforest. A LANDLADY SUMMONED. CASE DISMISSED. Mrs Elizabeth Jones, landlady of the Bailey's Arms Inn, Glyntaff, Treforest, was charged at the Pontypridd Police Court on Wednesday with keeping her house open during prohibited hours. Mr James Pliillips, solictor, Pontypridd, de- fended. P.C. Stibbs stated that. he visited the Bailey's Arms at midnight on the 8th inst. in company with P.C. Watkins, and found the frent wide door of the inn open. In the bar he saw a large number of men, some standing and some sitting and upon the counter were several vessels con- taining beer. Behind the counter were the landlady, her son, and another man. Witness asked her if she had had an extension, and she replied "Yes, I was up yesterday, and got it." The constable then asked for the'paper but was told she had not received one. When asked if she had paid the 2s 6d, Mrs Jones said she had not, at the same time remarking to the officer, "I may as well pay it you now, it's the same thing." Witness then said he would report her, and on going into the long room he saw a large number of men, women, and children there. One man was playing a harn, and another sineimr. At twelve o'clock the landlady's son camo in and shouted "Stop tap." One of the company said to the defendant "It's a pity you are so stupid, but you are hard of hearing." "Yes," replied Mrs Jones, "I am hard of hearing." When witness served the sum- mons the landlady remarked, "It's a pity I am so stupid; I hope you will do your best for me." Mr Phillips stated that the whole affair was done openly, the front door of the house was wide open, and there was no attempt at con- cealment. It appeared that Mrs Jones had been up to the Court on the Wednesday previous, and asked for an hour's extension on the occa. sion of a house-warming party on the following day. Mrs Jones was very deaf, and she went away under the impression that she had been told "granted," but as a matter of fact the words were "not granted." On leaving 'the Court she met Mr Morgan Thomas, the hauliers' agent, and told him her application had been granted, and the same thing she said to many other gentlemen, being, of course, under the impression that it was so. The whole thing had arisen through a misunderstanding. The case was dismissed.
A Trallwn Wonjan i" Trouble At the Pontypridd Police Court on Wednes- day-before the Stipendiary, Alderman Richard Lewis, Dr R. C. Hunter, and Councillor James Rcberts-Mary Ann Chapland,a Trallwn woman was summoned for being drunk and disorderly on the 7 th inst. P.C. Evans (40) stated that on the evening in question he saw the defendant staiiding on the pavement in Middle street. She was drunk, and behaving in a very disorderly manner. When she wetttt into the bouse her sen held a poker over her head, but she soon ruthed out again. Defendant: I think the policemafl wag ifitoxL cated. (To P.C. Evans): You should not go about the publics and drink yourself. Robert Chapland, son of defendant, said he and his mother went in because they were told to go. He could not help his mother abusing other people or the latber abusing her. Hia mother was not drunk. He held the poker over her head because of the quarrelling; they could not get any peace. He only held the poker to keep his mother in, as he could not help her temper. HC1 never had any drink, and he knew his mother had not had any that day. He hoped the Bench would deal leniently with this case, as his wages were only 16s, and they could hardly live now. Witness completely broke down at this point and sobbed bitterly. The Stipendiary: There's no doubt you are a very good son, but you have evidently saorificed the truth for the sake of your mother. It is obvious the woman was runk. We will ad- journ the case for a month, and if the defen- dant behaves herself in the meantime perhaps she will hear nothing more about it. If there is any complaint during the next month, as far as I am concerned, I shall send her to prison, because to impose a fine upon the son wouiu not meet the justice of the case at all.
Matrimonial Bliss. BUTCHER'S BILL THE BONE OF CONTENTION. At the Pontypridd police court on Wednesday, Thomas Brace, collier, Pontypridd, was charged with assaulting his wife, Ellen Brace, on the 17th inst. Complainant said that on Saturday night at half-past eleven her husband came home. He had a bill from the butcher's shop for more than he expected, and complained of it. He pulled off his coat and rolled up his sleeves, while she was putting the baby in bed, and struck her on her back several times. Witness ran into a Mrs Williams' house, but defendant followed and again struck her four times. She had been married to the defendant twelve months. Mrs Williams corroborated. Defendant stated that the reason he behaved as he did on Saturday was because his wife had deceived him with regard to the amount of the butcher's bill and rent. His wife said she only owed 14s. to the butcher, but he had to pay JE3 3s. O!d. The rent owing, she said, was only a month, but he received a bill for JE6 12s. On Friday before Jubilee day she said the "bums" had been in and marked the goods for rent. He had never given her less than 30s. a week since they were married. This statement complainant denied, saying she had received X-3 in two pays, and X-2 and L2 14s many times. When Mrs Williams was giving her evidence defendant interrupted, saying: "My 'missus' and Mrs Williams are very well acquainted because they drink together on the quiet. I have been ordering from Smyth's shop a case at a time for this woman, and a dozen for my wife. It's a settled thing between them, because I have refused to bring any drink to the house." Complainant: He has beaten mc i-iany timer before now. Di-fendant was ordered to pay the costp. and bound over to keep the peace for six months, the Stipendiary -c, to the complainant: "The next time- • e knocks you, you had better apply fo? s; ;,aration orti- i-, aud then ho will have to keep YoU.
Presentation to Dr. fcay Treherbert- Dr A. Kay, M.D., C.M., Trcherbert. was vI: I Wednesday evening made the recipi(-,( illuminated address and a case of s" rr'1 j strumenta, the gift of the public of th" d'strict, on t.:3 departure. A full report of the Is iiaii ever week.
Cycling fiotes. 0 By Pedalphast. I Lamplighting times.* July 23rd, 8.59 p.rn July h, 8.58 p.m July 25th, 8.56 p.m. July 26th, 8.55 p.m. July 27th, 8.53 p.m July 28th, 8.52 p.m. July 29th, 8.50 p.m. -0- Treforest Cycling Club runs: July 24th, Og- more, 3.30 p.m., July 24th. Chepstow, midnight, July 25th, Chepstow to Treforest, 2.30 p.m.; July 29th, Llandaff, 3 p.m. Ynysybwl section: July 24th, Caerphilly, 5 p.m. -0-- In my remarks last week respecting the "drop' iu prices of Rudge-Whitworth Cycles, I forgot to mention that these machines are obtainable at the local depots of Messrs Morris Bros., Cycle Works, who are sole agents. As will be seen by their advertisement. in the "Cycles" column they can now supply a lady's or gent's new machine, latest designs, at 12 guineas cash. --0- Bye the bye, I am informed that Messrs Morris Bros. have bad an exceptionally busy season this year, particularly with the ladies, having taught close upon 100 of the fair eex to ride this season. The value of competent tutors is easily appreciated when we find that they fre- quently teach their pupils to ride in three or four lessons, and even less occasionally. -0-- Given fine weather a large number are ex- pected to turn up for the run of the Treforest Cycling Club to Chepstow. Several of the Ynysybwl members are expected, and provided the Weather is fine a pleasant time will, no doubt, be spent. --0- The afternoon meeting organised by the Tre- forest Cycling Club on the Taff Vale Park on Saturday passed off very successfully. A large crowd assembled to witness the racing, and the two events were keenly contested. The surprise of the evening was the win of David Davies, Llfwitwit, in the final of the three miles handicap. Starting from the 50 yards' mark he was allowed to make the pace by the back-markers, whose attention was taken up in watching each other, until the last half lap. The "fast" men then sprinted, but they had left their effort too late, and Davies ran out a winner by two yards. -0-- No doubt this lesson will not be lost upon the scratch men, and in future they will not fall into the error of valuing novices too cheaply. It is rare indeed that the man who cuts the pace wins,but in this case the unexpected happened, and the! victory of Davies was a popular one with the "gate." -0-- If loafing of this description is indulged in competitors will probably find a time limit fixed upon the various events, and those who fail to accomplish the distance in the given time wculd be disqualified. May I suggest that the Pontypridd Football Club adopt this course at their next sports? -0- Francis scored a brilliant win in the 25 miles' race, but here again the same tactics were adopted as in the three miles' race, with the result that Francis was allowed to retain 4is start from beginning to end. The rivalry be- tween some of the riders was so keen that they were afraid of making the pace at all for fear of throwing their chances away. As it hap- pened the touring pace at which they were tra- velling was most suitable for Francis, and he was able to stick it to the end. --0- Had the scratch men made the pace a oracker at the beginning, and troubled less about apply- ing fancy names to some of their fellow riders, the result might have boon different. However, no one was more pleased with the win of young Bob than myself, for he is a quiet, unassuming young fellow, and universally liked by his club- mates. May this bel but they first of a long procession of victories for him. -0- Following up his success in the three miles, David Davies came in second in the 25 miles. Judging by his riding on Saturday he appeared to be a steady, consistent rider of the plugging type, and from start. to finish he never allowed himself to be flurried in the least, but main- tained an even pace right through. In my opinion distance riding is his strong point, and doubtless ha will be heard more of in the near future. -0- A general meeting of the Treforest Cycling Club will be held on Friday evening at eight o'clock sharp. Important business to be tran- sacted. --0- On Saturday a fancy costume cycling carni- val in aid of the "Arthur Linton Memorial Fund' will be held at Aberaman, starting from the Swan Hotel, Aberaman, at six o'clock. -0- The following prizes are offered for competi- tion For the best costume, 1st prize (given by Mr Sam Linton) elaborate photo album; 2nd prize (given by Mr Charlie Evans, Porth), electro plated tea service; 3rd prize (donor, Mr Josiah Hawke, Aberaman), double inkstand, pen, and blotter. Ladies' costume competition: 1st prize (Mr Tom Linton) ivory mounted dressing oase, value JE5. For the largest club mugter, Gent's walnut writing desk, given by Mr James Lewis. For the best comic costume: Russia photo al- bum, given by Mr Morgan Parr. -0-- Competitors should send their entries at once to Mr Morgan Parr, Aberaman, or to Mr Ivor J. Davies, 35, Seymour street, Aberdare. i'he awards will be made in Aberdare Park. A collection will be made en route, the proceeds of which will be devoted towards perpetuating the memory of one of the most brilliant expo- nents of speed cycling ever turned out from Wales, and one who would rather die thaji be defeated.
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The World of Pastime. 1 By the (l Sporting Scribe." (Continued from Page 6). The arrangements for the Bank Holiday sports of the Pontypridd Football Club are progressing favourably. The entries are being well filled, and some of the fleetest runners in the country will compete. Mr F. E. Bacon, the English champion, has been announced to compete, but some doubt seems to exist in certain quarters as to the truth of that statement. In order to counteract this impression, I have pleasure in publishing the following letter received by Mr Ack Llewellin (the chairman of the committee) from Mr Bacon:— Blackpool, July 21st, 1897. Dear Sir,—I have arranged definitely to com- pete at your sports on Bank Holiday, and you may rely upon my not disappointing you. Yours truly, FRED E. BACON. On Monday, at the Cardiff Arms Hotel, Treorchy, the annual meeting of the Treorchy football club was beld. There was a very large attendance, in fact, a larger attendance than has been seen in any previous meeting of the club. The chair was occupied by Mr T. John, and there were present some of the most prominent football enthusiasts and local sports- men of Treorchy. The accounts were read by the secretary (Mr E. J. Pryce), and showed a balance in favour of the club of about 15. It may be said that last season was one of the poorest seasons the club has ever had, and it, therefore, occasioned no little surprise to find a balance in favour of the club. The election of officers then took place, and the president (Mr W. Thomas, M.E., Abergorky collieries), was re-elected to that position, and the following were among the vice-presidents elected :-Dr J. R. Armstrong, Dr J. Tube, Dr R. C. Joyce, Dr E Jones, Pentre Mr T. D. John, solicitor, Pentre Mr D. W. Jones, solicitor, Pentre Mr D. Thomas, Treorky Hotel; Mr J. Thomas, Boar's Head Hotel; Mr J. Peele, Abergorky Collieries Mr E. Harris, Red Cow Hotel; Mr G. R. Protheroe, post- master Mr T. Thomas, Lion Hotel and others. A match committee having been selected, the election of the secretaryship was then proceeded with, and caused considerable excite- ment. The two candidates before the meeting were Messrs E. J. Pryce, the Schools (who was nominated for re-election), and R. J. Richards, clerk, Treorky. Both gentlemen's names were submitted to the meeting, the voting being by ballot, and the latter was elected by a majority of ten. The treasurer (Mr Wyndham Jones) was re-elected to that post for another year For the position of captain, only one name was submitted, viz.: Mr M. Falcon, Treorchy, who was unanimously and enthusiastically elected. No more popular appointment could have been made. For the post of vice-captain, three gentlemen were nominated, but the choice fell upon Mr Harry James, the clever half-back. It was also decided that a second team be formed, and Mr T. Jones, the half-back, was elected captain, and Mr W. D. Evans, vice- captain. A hearty vote of thanks was given to Mr E. J. Pryce for the admirable way in which he had discharged his duties as secretary to the club. The prospects of next season are unquestion- ably brighter than they have been for some years. There seems to be more unanimity and concord among the players, which is such an important factor in the success of every football team. Home and away fixtures have been arranged with Aberavon, Morriston, Neath, besides the league fixtures and a tour round Bridgwater. Athletic sports will be held at Ferndale on August Bank Holiday, when a largo sum ot money will be offered in prizes. The events in- elude 120 yards boys' handicap, 120 yards open handicap, 440 yards open handicap, one mile open handicap, one mile trotting handicap, and a two-mile trotting handicap. Entries close Friday, July 30th. Good sport has always been provided at Ferndale, and undoubtedly this year will prove no exception to the rule. Entry forms can be obtained from the secretary, Commercial Hotel, Ferndale.. Next Saturday, Llwynypia and Pentre, who are bracketted at the head of the league table, will bring off their first meeting this season. Both are turning out their full strength, and a most exciting game is expected. The Llwynpia Cricket Team to meet Peutre on Saturday, will be chosen from the following players :-1. Edmunds (capt), J. Goodridge, R E. Walter, A. Evans, W. Davies, C. Thomas, T. Saunders, A. May, Dr Jones, A. Powell, W. S. Jones, Charley Williams, T. Savage, and J. Hadtidge. We have had so many inquiries about the law relating to the l.b w. that it is necessary to point out that a batsmen may be out leg-before to a breaking ball. He may also be cut to a bowler delivering round the wicket. In these and similar instances a batsman is out if the ball has pitched in a straight line (that is, within the limit of the leg and off stump) and would in the opinion of the umpire have hit the wicket. We hope this explanation will be cut out and pasted up in club-rooms. It would be well for the Glamorgan League committee to make some new arrangements whereby the umpires in every league match should be thoroughly independent of the players. It is to be feared that under the present system a keenly contested game will develope that-accrimonious feeling which will eventually be the means of effectually dampening the local interest in the pastime. The League was formed to stimulate the interest in cricket in the locality, and, undoubtedly, League matches have up to the present realised the objects aimed at. It will be a pity for that very desirable object to be defeated merely because of a lack of arrangements with regard to umpires. In the heat of a keenly contested fight some dispute arises almost every Saturday with regard to the umpires' decisions. To obviate this it would be a wise proceeding, I think, were the League to compel every affiliated club to provide an umpire every Saturday, who, instead of officiating for his own club, would be sent to do duty in another match. By this means the umpire would have no cause to be blind to the defects of a player, but would give his decisions without fear or favour. Unless something is done to remedy the present state of things, cricket matches will soon deteriorate to the level of a fifth rate football match, and such pleasantries as mobbing the umpire will probably be indulged in by excited partisans. To the Editor. Sir,-In your last issue, Mr Thomas says, "Abuse is not proving a man's statement." I am sorry if I abused him, because it is a pity for him, and, if I did abuse him, I proved my statement in the former letter, which he caanot deny but what it is right. It is no advantage to me or him to give 10s, but, if lie carries out his word about giving it, I will leave it to any sportsman who understands cricket to say whether I am right or whether Mr Thomas is. The statement is this In your issue of June 19th, Mr Thomas says Dinas beat Tylorstown by 34 runs, the scores being Dinas, 63, Tylors- town, 39 but he does not say that Tylorstown had two men to bat when time arrived. The real scores were Dinas, 63 Tylorstown, 39 for 8 wickets. Therefore, Mr Thomas must be wrong, because the match was not finished. I say, Mr Editor, the match ended in a draw, and Mr Thomas cannot prove otherwise, but there is none so hard to believe as those who won't. Hoping Mr Thomas will not be so bigoted, and thanking you, Sir, I remain, yours, etc F. J. PRIDAY, Hon. Sec. Pontygwaith. Tylorstown, C.C. CRICKET. GLAMORGAN LEAGUE V. CARDIFF DISTRICT LEAGUE.—A considerable number of people went, like myself, to Ynysyngharad Ground on Thursday, and were not a little pleased with the display of the teams. Some of the members of the home team showed fine form, especially E. Lewis, of Plymouth-Merthyr, who played sound and careful cricket in both innings. Those who have not visited the new Pontypridd cricket ground have nrissed a pleasant time, and have yet one in store. The situation is charming, surrounded by wooded hills, and shut off from the town by a verdant screen. A marquee had been erected for lunch, which was provided by Mrs Lenox and Mrs Leyshon, and when I entered the ground, and saw the flannels and blazers, bats and balls flying all around, I almost fancied myself back again on my native heath, where cricket is played as it ought to be I was told to go down and tell the readers f the FREE PRESS Eomething about the match. Well, the Glamorgan League players were tacbliVcr Fompti ing new, and wer,; too cautious Ttiey were allo lacking confidence, and did boi do as well as I expected. H. Mulvey and I W. D. Morgan were out of luck, and no one seemed to be able to stay long, except Ernie Lewis. The pitch was not perfect, but it was very good considering that it has not been laid, and it seemed to play fairly well. The first innings of the Glamorgan League closed for 62, out of which E. Lewis contributed 29, and G. V. Evans 10. This, with six extras, left only 17 to be contributed by the remaining eight batsmen. The bowling of Herman, who took six wickets for 24 runs, was accountable for a lot of this. Cardiff's first venture in its early stages looked very dicky seven batsmen returning with only a total of 36 runs. The remaining three, however, brought about a change, and took the total up to 142, over 100 runs being put on before the innings closed. T. Herman hit freely, making 35 not out, 18 of which came from one over of G. V. Evans. The Glamorgan League did much better in their second attempt, making 98, thus giving their opponents 18 to get to win. It seemed any odds on their getting it, but W. T. Davies and W. D. Morgan bowled so effectively that four of the Cardiff wickets fell for four runs. At the call of time Cardiff were left victors by 80 runs, reckoned on the first innings. W. T. Davies was quite the bowler he used to be in the old days when Llwynypia were famous as a cricket club, but the other bowlers did not shine, though Rickard did fairly well. I am told that the Glamorgan League team can be greatly im- proved, as at least four of the present team can be replaced by better all-round men. Good- ridge and Evans of Llwynypia deserve a place, and Jenkins of Treherbert could with advantage be included, and another player from Plymouth- Merthyr. This initial league match was quite a success from both the players and spectators' point of view, and the succeeding encounters will do much to give an impetus to the game, and add the enthusiasm which is necessary for its advancement. Scores :— GLAMORGAN LEAGUE: FIRST INNINGS. E Lewis b Nash 29 G i-I Ifuglies c Davies b P lierman 0 H Mulvey b P Herman 4 W D Morgan b P Herman 1 G 11 Rickards b W Llewellya 1 W T Davies b P Herman 1 M Falcon c Matthews b Llewellyn. 0 B Rees b Herman 4 E J Leyshon c Duncan b Herman 1 G V Evans b Nash 10 W A Davies not out 5 Extras 6 Total 62 SECOND INNINGS. E Lewis l.b.w. b Auckland 17 G H Hughes b Auckland 3 H Mulvey b Auckland 4 W D Morgan c Herman b Duncan 7 G R Rickards c David b Herman 3 W T Davies c David b Auckland 5 M Falcon b Taylor 8 B Rees run out 1 E J Leyshon c Llewelyn b Matthews 12 G V Evans not out 0 W A Davies b Llewellyn 7 Extras 31 Total PS CARDIFF DISTRICT LEAGUE. FIRST INNINGS. J H David c Falcon b W T Davies. 5 Col-Sergt. Nash b W T Davies 5 J Cadwgan b Rickards 23 T Taylor b W T Davies 0 Sergeant Foster c Leyshon b Davies 3 T M Harkell c Rees b Richards 0 S Auckland b W T Davies 1 R G Duncan b Richards 37 W I.lewellyn b Morgan 16 W Matthews b Rickards 0 P Herman not out 35 Extras 17 Total .142 SECOND INNINGS. J H David c Rickards b W T Davies 0 Col-Sergt. Noash c Morgan b W T D. 0 J Cadwgan b W D Morgan 2 T M Harkell not out 0 W Matthews not out 0 P Herman c Rickards b W D Morgan 0 Extras 2 Total 4 Taylor, Foster, Auckland, Duccm, and Llewelyn did not bat. BOWLING ANALYSIS. Glamorgan League First Innings. 0. M. R. W. W. Llewellyn 11 3 22 2 P. Herman 15 7 24 6 Sergeant Nash 5 0 9 2 Second Innings. S. Auckland 11 6 11 4 Sergeant Foster 5 4 5 — 0 R. G. Duncan 4 1 10 1 P. Hermon. 4 1 9 1 J. Cadwgan 3 0 8 0 W. Llewellyn 4 2 3 1 W. Matthews 7 4 15 1 T. Taylor 3 1 3 1 Cardiff District League First Innings. O. M. R. W. W. T. Davies 14 3 30 5 M. Falcon 6 0 21 — 0 G.R.Richards. 8 1 36 4 H. Mulvey 4 0 10 0 G. V. Evans 4 0 27 0 W. D. Aorgan 3 3 0 1 Second Innings. W. T. Davies 2 2 0 2 W. D. Morgan 2 1 2 2 PENTRE V. PORTH.- This league match was played at Porth on Saturday last in splendid weather. Porth, winning the toss, took to the wickets first, and Bryant and Davies opened the innings to the bowling of Morgan and Williams. The start was rather disastrous, Davies falling a victim to the bowling of Williams when only three runs had been scored. The only one who batted well was Ivor Lewis, who scored ten. The innings terminated for 41. W. D. Morgan and George Hughes accomplished good per- formances with the ball, the former taking four wickets for five runs, and the latter two for two. Pentre then occupied the wickets, but the batting broke down completely, the score only reaching 15. Porth again went in, and Ivor Lewis again proved himself the top scorer with 14. Pentre were set the task of making 50 runs in 31 minutes. George Hughes and Ben Rees started, but Hughes lost his wicket at three. The supporters of the home team began to tremble when Rees continued hitting the bowling to all parts of the field. He soon brought his score up to 28, when he was caught in the deep field. Forth eventually won on the cail of time by eight runs. The following is the scoring:— PORTH. FIRST INNINGS. J. Davies b Williams 2 F. Bryant b Williams 0 S. Lewis run out 5 W. T. Davies c Rees b Morgan 7 Wayne Morgan b W. D. Morgan 0 Ivor Lewis b Rees 10 W. Lewis b Morgan 0 A. Williams lbw b Morgan 4 T. Williams c Rees b Hughes 2 H. Evans b Hughes 7 W. Morris not out 0 Extras 4 Total 41 SECOND INNINGS. J. Davies b Rees 0 F. Bryant c Royall b Morgan S. Lewis run out ••• W. T. Davies b Hughes ••• ° Wayne Morgan c Rees b Morgan ••• 0 Ivor Lewis b Hughes 14 W. Lewis b M. J. John & A. Williams b Williams 2 T. Williams not out 1 H. Evans b Williams 0 W. Morris b Williams 0 Extras 1 Total 33 PENTRE. FIRST INNINGS. M. J. John run out 5 D. T. Morgan b Morris 0 W. D. Morgan c W. Morgan b Davies 3 W. Gates b Williams 7 W. Williams b Williams 0 G. E. Davies run out 2 G. Hughes b Davies 0 B. Rees b Williams 1 D. Hughes b Davies 0 O. Royall not out 2 D. Bevan c W. Morganjb Davies 0 Extras 5 25 SECOND INNINGS. M. J. John b Davies 2 D. T. Morgan b Davies 1 W. D. Morgan c Lewis b Davies 2 W. Gates c Morgan b Lewi* 1 W. Williams not out i G. E. Davies run out 4 G. Hughes b Davies J 15 Rees c Morris b Davies 28 D. Hughes c Lewis b Davies 0 O. Royall c Williams b Lewis 0 D. Bjvan b Davies 1 Extras 0 41 W ILLIAMSTOWV v. DINAS.—A cricket match between Dinas and Williamstown was played on the grounds of the latter on Saturday, the home- sters winning by seven runs Scores :— WILLIAMSTOWN. Davies b G. Davies 4 Denham b G. Davies 3 H. Williams b G. Davies 2 J. Razey c Morris b G. Davies 3 Carpenter b G. Davies l) Sims b G, Davies II W. Pritchard b G. Davies 1 E. Harries b G. Davies. 6 Gwenlaw r.ot out 2 F. Rodgers s Watkins b Davies C> C Boobier b G. Rowlands 2L DINAS. M. John b Davies 0 G. T. Thomas b Davies 1 J. Lewis b Davies 0 G. Davies b E. Harries. 0 J. J. Evans c Sims b Davies 4 H. Williams b Davies 0 R. Watkins b E. Harris. 1 R. Jenkins not out a T. Morris b E Harris 0 O. R. Davies c Williams b Davies 0 O. G. Rowlands b Harris 7 Byes 1 14 GLAMORGAN CRICKET LEAGUE. The following are the positions of the various clubs in the League up to date :— Played. Won. Lost. Dr'n. p.tl'. Pentre 7 6 1 0 12 Llwynypia. 7 6 1 0 12 Pontypridd 8 6 2 0 12 -Plymouth 8 4 3 1 9 Treorky. 8 3 4 1 7 *Porth. 5 2 3 8 4 Treherbert 7 2 5 0 4 Ynysybwl 10 0 10 0 e 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw. Dispute.
A Pleasant Day at Forest House. ALDERMAN AND MRS MORGAN RECEIVE A THOUSAND VISITORS. With characteristic generosity, Alderman aiiel Mrs Walter H. Morgan, Forest House, enter- tained a number of the aged and infirm inmates of the Workhouse, as well as the children of the Cottage Homes, on Saturday afternoon, and a right pleasant time the poor folks had. In honour of the occasion Mrs Walter Morgaa had invited a number ef her oolleagues on the Board of Guardians, as well as several personal friends. Amongst those who were present and took a deep interest in providing the happiness of the dependents upon charity were the Rev and Mrs W Rees and the Misses Rees, Rhondda; Major and Mrs Hill-Male, Penyooedcae; Mr and Mrs Tom Jones, Glenview; Mr J amies Richards, Treforest; Mnr Phillips, Treorky; Mrs H. Abra- ham, Porth; Councillor and Mrs James Roberts, and Miss Roberta, Taff VaJe House, Mr and Mrs A. Stanley Cobb, Bank House, Ponty- pridd; Rev and Mrs J. Jenkins, Llantwit Vicar- age; Mr and Mrs Lefeaux, Glamorgan Bank, Pontypridd; Coun. R. L. Phillips, Mr Edwaril Williams, R.A.M., Pontypridd; Mrs and Miss Judd; Miss Janet Morgan, Miss Edith Hill,Miss Dora Robotham and Miss Katie Thomas, Tre- forest. At four o'clock about twenty inmates of the Workhouse arrived in a brake, accom- panied by the Master, Mr D. Oliver Lewis, and Nurse Bailey. They were given a cordial wel- come by Mr and Mrs Morgan, wh* personally conducted the oldest a*d the crippled to invit- ing seats and lounges on the lawn. Directly afterwards the Cottage Homes children, W.dl tho Master and Matron, Mr and Mrs Targett, Miss Fleming, Miss Evan*, and about a doze» other officers, arrived, and they, too, were soon made to feel quite at home, as they romped about the pretty grounds at their own sweet wills. By this tima harmony was added to har- mony, for sweet music was being disooursed o* the lawn by the Pontypridd Town Band, under the baton of Mr Foxall, and the Trallwn Tem- perance Band, conducted by Mr J. Martia. After enjoying pleasant rambles through the grounds, old people and children adjourned to a field where tea was served on the gree* grass in true picnic fashion. Subsequently they were joined by the children of Treforest Boapd Schools, Treforest Catholic Schools, and Glyn- taff National Schools, the visitors now reaching a total of over a thousand. The whole oompany were regaled with lemonade, cake, buns and sweets, and games were indulged in until dusk. What added immensely to the delights of the day was the Punch and Judy show of Mr Bryaa Cardiff. The domestic scenes in which these almost historic characters play such important parts were watched with eager interest, and the wicked husband was even applauded for his most cruel treatment of his "better half." So pleased were the youngsters with the show that the performances had to be repeated several times*. Before the large oompany dispersed Councillor R. L. Phillips delivered a neat little speech, in which he most sincerely thanked Alderman and Mrs Walter Morgan for their hospitality and generosity.
Alleged Furious Driving at Hawthorn A MAGISTRATE GIVES EVIDENCE. On Wednesday, at the Pontypridd Police Court—before the Stipendiary and other magis- trates—James Carroll, boiler-maker, Cardiff, was summoned for furiously driving a horse and trap at Hawthorn on Sunday evening. Thomas Scale, landlord of the Duffryn Arms, Rhydyfelen, said that on the day in question he saw the defendant driving a horse and trap through Rhydyfelen at a rate of 15 or 16 milea an hour. The horse was going "full gallop," and the defendant was forcing it as much as hct could. Dr T. R. Hamlen-William, J.P., stated that when he saw the horse passing Fairfield he thought it was a runaway. The driver was in- toxicated, ami he was urging, on the animal which was then going about 16 or 18 miles an hour. Just at this point the defendant had a collision, and witness then sent for a policeman. This was not an isolated oa.se- The Stipendiary: Oh! we won't go into that now. Continuing, witness said the horse had been in his stable until Tuesday night, and was unable to move after its exertions. Last week a child had been unconscious until four o'clock in the morning, the result of ooing run over by a bicycle. Daniel Thomas, Pengelly Farm, Llanfabon, said he was driving to Upper Boat on Sunday evening, when, without any warning, another horse and trap overtook and ran into his, da- maging his trap. His horse was also turned right across the road. As the defendant did not appear a warrant was issued for his arrest. Later on, after all the magistrates, with the exception of Councillor James Roberts, had left the Bench Carroll put in an appearance, and explained that he was in Newport at the time the summons was served, and had only arrived home that morning- The case was adjourned until Wednesday Ben
Treherbert Dog and Poill.try Show. A general meeting in connection with this show was held at Treherbert on Wednesday evening under the presidency of Councillor John Walters. The contract for the supply of three marquees was given to Messrs A. P. Pried and Co., Porth. The following gentlemen ware appointed judges in the timbering-, etc., corn, petitions: Messrs T. Richards, M.E., Havod; and Councillor James Picton, International Col- liery Blaengarw. Negotiations are taking place with the Taff Vale Railway Company and the Swansea Bay Railway Company, for the issuing of tickets at a fare and a quarter from any sta- tion on those lines to Treherbert on the day of the show. The committee desire to call the attention of all dog, poultry, and pigeon fanci- ers to the special prizes given. The entries in these classes are, it appears, rather slow in com- ing in, although the date of closing is within a few days. The committee hope all fanciers will do their utmost to ensure the "1:ceSS of the show, in order that it may be es4 'isbed as an annual undertaking. The commit. -o also wish to inform all exhibitors that the greatest pos- sible care will be taken of all ex^ which will be returned per passenger train n the follow. ing morning. Printed and published by the Pi-ofnietormstdo "Glamorgan Free Press" Printing Worar. 22, Taff-street, Pontypridd, Parish of Poatp pridd. County of Glamorgan. fc-AilitL-AV*, JULY -4, 1897.