« Porth. THURSDAY.—Before the Stipendiary (Mr J. Ignatius Williams). Mary Anthony and Rebeccah Bowen, married women, residing at Stanley place, Cymmer, have for some time past not been on the most favourable terms, and their petty quarrels re- sulted in their presence at the local police oour They were both represented by legal gentlem-n. Mr Jams Phillips, Pontypridd, defending Bowen, who was summoned by her enemy for assaulting her. Mr Nicholas appeared for Anthony. From the evidence, it appeared that the defendant Bad been making "false aceceartons" against the prosecutrix, alleging, among other things, that her clothes were not paid for, and that her daughter was in possession of a stolen watch. The allegations were, naturally enough, denied. The result of the case was that the parties were ordered to pay the costs. Isaac Horton, fishmonger, Pontygwaith, was fined 10s for being drunk and disorderly at Llewelyn street, Pontygwaith, on the 2nd inst. P.C. Allridge proved the case. Walter Thomas, collier, Tylorstown, was fined 10s for wilfully rlacing his chimney < D fire P.C. Cuff said that he saw flukes tssnm? frcrr. the ohimney on the 3rd inst. The excuse given by his wife was t! at he had no irouev to j ay for cleaning the chimney, and »nd jlaccd pl",r upon the fire to clear the chimney. Joseph Powell, and Isaac Tl:c--i-r. brake- drivers, Porth, were sum -tt- for 1 ly,.ng for hire, whilst not upon the stj.nl. V.">. haTTY gave evidence, and fines of 2s 6d each were im- posed. Thomas Lewis, collier boy, Maerdy, was sum- moned for stealing a piece of timber, valued 3d., the property of the Maerdy Colliery Com- pany. On the 13th inst., P.S. Jenkins observed the defendant proceeding from the tip with the stolen property in his possession. The colliery company did not wish to press the charge. De- fendant said he found the timber when excavat- ing the tip for coal. He was discharged. Gwilym Thomas, collier, Penrhiwceiber, and John Collins, David Evans, and Thomas Thomas colliers, Penygraig, were charged with being upon licensed premises on Sunday. On the 7th inst., P.S. Edwards saw the defendants in the bar of the Graigddu Inn, Dinas, drinking beer. They were fined 10s each. Sarah Jane Scott, Penygraig, summoned Maggie Smith, of the same place, for an assault on the 9th Inst. Defendant was bound over to keep the peace. Arnold Alexander, sailor, of no fixed abode, against whom several previous convictions were recorded, was sentenced te three months' im- prisonment for stealing a pair of boots on the 16th inst. from the shop of Mr Christopher Kin- sey, Treorky. The prosecutor's wife saw the defendant going from the shop hurriedly. When apprehended by P.C. Cole that evening, the boots were found upon the defendant, who said that he found them at Upper Boat. The Sti- pendiary advised him to stay on the sea.
Llantrisant. FRIDAY.—Before Messrs G. L. Clark, Evan John, and Sam Evans. L. P. Price and A. K. McKay, engineers, Pontypridd, were fined 5s for riding bicycles upon a footpath at Llantwit Vardre about mid- day on the 26th ult. P.C. Solomon gave evi- dence, but the defendants, for whose conven- ience the case had been adjourned, informed the police of their inability to attend, adding that they were "prepared to abide by the de- cision of the Court." Mary Griffiths, single woman, residing at Wallsend, Llantrisant, summoned Samuel Evans, greengrocer, Cross Vane, to show cause, etc. A male child was born on the 17th of July, the paternity of which the defendant admitted. In reply to Mr Porcher (magistrates' clerk), defendant said he assisted his step-father in the green grocery trade, and was allowed one shil- ling per week po^et-money together with his maintenance. He was prepared to marry the girl. Mr Porcher: On a shilling a week! An order for the payment of 3s 6d per week was irade. William Morgan, landlord of the Talbot Arms, Llantrisant, summoned John Cantwell, collier, against whom 19 previous convictions were re- corded, for refusing to quit the public-house, and also for assaulting the landlord. John did not appear, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Thomas Williams, fanner, Mwyndv, was sum- moned for allowing several pigs and three horses to ytray on the highway at Llantrisant on the 6th inst. P.C. Hole proved the case. William Phillips, Penygraig, and Samuel John, Clydach Vale, drivers, were fined 5s each for driving without lights on the 1st inst. P.C. Lucas proved the offence. John Collinns, landlord of the Caesar Arms, Pentyrch, was summoned for selling beer on a Sunday. P.C. Solomon visited the public-house on Sunday, the 30th ult. In the kitchen he saw four men sitting down drinking beer, three of whom he recognised as living under three miles away. One resided at Miskin and the others at New Mill. The landlord, when asked how he accounted for the men's present, directed wit- ness to ask them himself. Cross-examined by Mr James Phillips, solicitor, Pontypridd, who defended, he said that he had visited the house on previous Sundays. P.C. Lucas gave corrob- borative evidence. For the defence, Mr Phil- lips, stated that the landlord had been deceived 6y the men. He had resided there for six years, and bore a good character. A fine of jEl, in- cluding costs, was imposed. Richard Morgan, Miskin, and Daniel Griffiths, and Elias Jenkins, New Mill, were then charged with being upon the premises. They pleaded guilty, and were fined 10s each.
Ystrad. MONDAY.—Before Mr J. Ignatius Williams (Stipendiary), Mr E. IT Davies, Mr D. W. Davies. John Thomas, collier, Cwmpark, was fined 10s for being drunk and disorderly in Upper Terrace, Owmpark, on the 13th inst. P.C. 260 proved the case. David Griffiths, brake-driver, Tynewydd, was fined 5s for plying for hire whilst not upon the stand provided. P.S. Rees saw the defendant plying in Ystrad road, Pentre. The defendant said there was no room upon the stand, but the sergeant said there was. Charles Saddler, haulier, Porth, was fined 10s for allowing his horse and trap to be unat- tended for a considerable length of time near the Llewelyn Arms, Pentre, on the 15th inst. Henry Cullen, haulier, Treherbert, was mulcted in a similar penalty for driving without lights at Treorky on the evening of the 20th inst. Daniel Davies, collier, Pentre, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Ystrad road, Pentre, on the 22nd ult. Inspector Men- hennick having given evidence, a fine of 5s was imposed. Noah Jones, collier, Treorky, was charged with a similar offence on the Ibth inst. in High street. P.C. Davies proved the case, and de- fendant was fined 5s. Richard Evans was ordered to pay a fine of 10s for being drunk and disorderly at Treorky I on the 13th inst. P.C. Davies gave evidence. loan Lewis, collier, residing at Penygraig, was charged with wounding Richard Hunt, a young collier, of the same place. On the pre- vious evening (Sunday) the defendant requested him to come and have a glass of beer at his house The prosecutor went thither, and the defendant sent him for another friend. Prosecutor did this, and returned saying that the friend would not come. Defendant said it was a lie, and that the prosecutor had not asked his friend to come. Prosecutor walked out of the house, and sat upon a tip close by in company with his wife. The defendant and his wife came towards them, and the former struck Hunt upon the head, causing him to fall. When he endea- voured to rise, defendant grasped the prosecu- tor's throat, and struck him with a table knife in the chest, inflicting a wound, from which blood flowed. Prosecutor cried out to his wife "Oh, Lizzie, he has stabbed me." Dr Ogan, Tonypandy, described the injuries, sustained by the prosecutor. The wound upon the breast was a quarter of an inch deep and half an inch wide. P.S. Markham arrested the defendant, who when charged with the offence, replied, "If :i s done, I know nothing about it." The k could not be found in the house. Defendant wu remanded for a week, to allow his witnesses li; be present. William Bevan, collier, Tonypandy, was com- mitted to take his trial at the next Quarter Sessions upon a charge of indecently assaulting a six year year old girl named Mary Margaret Francis, of Henry street, Tonypandy, on the previous Saturday. The evidence of the girl, showed that she met the defendant in Tony- pandy when he took her to a field near her parents' house, where, she alleged, the offence was committed. Her mother saw her lying down with the defendant in the field. P.C. Punter arrested prisoner, in Gelli road, Tony- pandy, and when charged with the offence, he said, "I went there to sleep. The little girl wanted a penny, but I sent her away." Mr James Phillips, solicitor, Pontypridd, defended, and reserved his defence. David Wilson, labourer, Treorky, was charged with wounding David Evans, labourer, 96, Re- gent street, Treorky. The prosecutor said that on the 16th inst., he was working with the de- fendant at the Ocean Colliery, unloading a tram. When he was descending from the same, the defendant struck him with his fist in the chest and across the face with a large piece of wood, at the end of which there was a piece of iron. P.S. Lewis arrested the defendant at his resi- dence, and when charged with the offence, he said the other men were ordering him about, a thing which they had no right to do. He was in a temper at the time. The Bench advised defendant to control himself better, and imposed a fine of thirty shillings. Richard Griffiths, collier, Treorky, was brought up on a warrant charged with being drunk and disorderly and refusing to quit the Prince of Wales Hotel, Treorky, on the after- noon of the 8th inst. Mr Lewis, the landlord, and P.C. Davies gave evidence. A fine of 10s was imposed. William Evans, Ystrad, was multcted in a similar penalty for being drunk and disorderly at Ystrad. P.C. Griffiths proved the case. William Phillips and Frank Phillips, colliers, residing at Oakfield Terrace, Trealaw, were charged with stealing a growing tree, the pro- perty of the Glamorgan Coal Company. P.C. Ham said that on Thursday morning, the 18th inst., about 5.30, he saw the defendants carry- ing wood across a field at Trealaw to the direc- tion of their homes. The constable proceeded to their houses, and there saw a portion of a tree, which had been cut in pieces. In the field he found that the butt of the tree had been covered with mud. When charged with the offence, William Phillips said, "I am very sorry," and Frank Phillips, "This will be a lesson to me." P.C. Bowen, employed by the company, said that the wood weighed three and a half cwt., and was valued at £ l.The manager of the colliery had desired him to state that the men bore a good character, and he was not desirous of pressing the charge. The defendants pleaded guilty, and were fined 21 each. John Lewis Meredith and Rosser Pritchard, colliers, residing at Tynewydd, were charged with stealing a quantity of coal, the property of the Rhondda-Merthyr Colliery Company. P.C. Woodward deposed that on the 17th inst., he saw the defendants carrying coal away from the colliery screens, about 5.30 in the morning. They made no reply to the charge. Fines of 10s each were imposed, Annie Harries, Treorky, summoned Phoebe Ann Phillips, of the same place, and Annie Evans, for using threats towards her. Mr James Phillips prosecuted, and Mr Nicholas defended. This case arose out of a squabble such as so frequently occur between pugnacious women. On the Uth inst. the prosecutor alleged she had been threatened by the defen- dants, whose behaviour had not improved in the least. Cross-examined by Mr Nicholas she denied going about public houses with the son of Mrs Phillips. Mrs Phillips, who was of a very talkative disposition., persisted pn this allegation. The Bench thought the best course to adopt was to bind the parties over, and this was eventually done.
Pontypridd. WEDNESDAY.—Before the Stipendiary (Mr W7EDN, Ignatius Williams), Dr R. C. Hunter, Mr P. Gowan, Mr D. Llewelyn, and Dr H. Naunton Davies. Lewis Daives, labourer, Trealaw, was fined £ 1 for behaving indecently at Pontypridd on tin 13th inst. P.C. Davies (33) proved the case. Norah KellYl a married woman, was similarly charged, and was bound over to come up for judgment when called upon. William Williams, Pontypridd, was summoned for being drunk in charge of a pony on the 22nd inst. P.C. David Evans said he saw the defen- dant on the Rhondda road in charge of tvo ponies, one of which he was riding. He was very drunk, and was nearly unseated severa times. The ponies belonged to Mr Williams, Gellilwch. A fine of 5s was imposed. Frank Gaze and David Bloomer, two Ponty- pridd lads, were summoned for bathing Ü. the canal without proper apparel on the 13th. They were cautioned by the Bench and discharge- Jenkin Richards, haulier; David Morgan, col- lier, and David William Jones, shackler, Poc c- pridd, were charged with cutting and stei'n?- three hundredweight of coal, value 2s Jcl. tho I property of Mr Thomas Taylor, from the Llan level on the 18th inst. Mr J. E. Spickett, solicitor, Pontypridd, ap peared for the prosecution. Evidence was given by P.C. John Griffiths to the effect that he visi- ted the Llan level about 2.30 a.m. on the 18th inst., and about 40 yards from the entrance he found the three defendants. They were drag- ging three sacks, each containing coal, and wit- ness found a mandrill hard by which Richards claimed as his. Witness penetrated the level further to see if anyone else were there, and the defendants shewed him the place from which they had cut the coal. Gwilym Howells, foreman of Mr -Taylor's quarry, situated close by, said P.C. Griffiths had shewn him the spot where the coal had been cut, and he noticed the sides had been pulled down. The coal had not been taken by any of the workmen engaged at the quarry. The place was most dangerous, and they had to clear the rub- bish and erect some timber. Mr Tom Taylor proved the ownership of the coal, and Mr Spickett said he had no wish to press the charge of cutting, and asked the Bench, if they were able, to deal with the case summarily. The Stipendiary could not see his way clear to do this, and the defendants were committed to the Quarter Sessions. Enoch John Evans, a young oil vendor, f Penrhiwceiber, was summoned for hawking pet- roleum without a licence. P.C. Bodger gave evidence as to seeing the defendant selling petro- leum from a cart in Hopkinstown. He had no hawker's licence from the Pontypridd District Council. The lad now produced an Excise licence, but the police contended that he should have one from the District Council in addition. Inasmuch as the Excise licence permitted the defendant to sell oil within the administrative county of Glamorgan, the Bench thought there was no offence, and Evans was discharged. Mary Rees, Treforest, was again brought up on remand charged with wounding her sister, Margaret Murphy, with a knife, on the 14th inst. Evidence was given by the prosecutrix, who said that she and her sister had been drink- ing together, and during a quarrel, the latter accused witness of being too femiliar with her defendant's) husbnd, defendant picked up a knife, and said, It's your life I want," and struck her under the eye with it, inflicting a small cut. Mary Jones, Coedpenmaen, who was present during the quarrel, said she thought the wound had been inflicted accidentally. P.C. Dalby also gave evidence. Defendant alleged that she had now taken the pledge, and after receiving a lecture from the Stipendiary, she was discharged.
FRAGRANT FRIED FISH. Secret of the Spicy Odours at the Tumble." STRONG COMPLAINTS BY TRAMROAD RATEPAYERS. EXPRESSION OF OPINION BY DR HOWARD DAVIES. ACTION BY THE DISTRICT COUNCIL. A portion of Tuesday's meeting of the Ponty- pridd District Council-Mr Gowan presiding- was devoted to an interesting discussion on the aromatic odours arising from the very useful industry known as fish-frying. Mr W. Harries, of the Southern Rubber Com- pany, wrote complaining of the nuisance arising from the fish-frying establishment at the Tram- road. The smell was at times so bad that it was impossible to open the doors and windows of his house, and he attributed the illness of members of his family to this. Some of the fisb carried from the station to such establishments he described as being "anything but fresh." Dr Howard Davies; I may tell you I havs made observations in regard to the fish-frying premises on three or four occasions since the lo, t meeting of the Council, the last occasion being yesterday. You may recollect they promised to carry out a certain alteration I suggest. might mitigate the evil. I find, though, it dces not mitigate the evil, and the whole structure does not answer the purpose that it should — that is to say, the nuisance occasioned 1.y the furnaces not being conveyed up that stack. They will not go up there at all. I collide: the whole structure is not adapted for the purpose. Theoretically, perhaps, the place is all right, but practically it is Not. The fumes won go up the stack, but wander about the back ard, and are wafted all over the district known as framroad and Graig. I do myself cojsi **r the smells a nuisance and a dange: to he.!th Among the people residing in the tt,3 dis- trict complaints are very, very general indeed, and some people go so far as to say that b em- bers of their family are iU owing to the constant infcalation of fumes. Others say Chey lave suffered in their business owing to the nearnest of this establishment. The Chairman: Then I take it it is our duty to proceed against them in the police court. On the motion of Mr Hopkin Morgan, secon- ded by Mr J. E. Spickett, it was decided that proceedings be taken. DAMAGES FOR A CARDIFF BUTCHER. At the Glamorgan Assizes (before Mr Justice Phillimore) an action was brought to recover damages alleged to have been sustained from the carrying on of a fried fish business. Plaintiffs were Louis Acford and wife, butchers, of No. 24, Wells street, Cardiff, and the defenadnt was formerly their next door neighbour, Charles May, who carried on the business of fried fish dealer. Mr Arthur Lewis and Mr Hugh Jones appeared for the plaintiffs, and there being no appear- ance for the defence, evidence of damage was only given, when it was decared that in conse- quence of the establishment of the defendant's fried fish business next'door to plaintiff the beat blistered and otherwise damaged plaintiff's furni- ture, whilst the smell was most offensive, and caused several members of the family to be stricken down with diphtheretic throats. The butcher's business had to be closed for about five weeks as a result. Judgment was entered for the plaintiff for £100 and costs.
In London there is a manufactory in which every kind of rare or ancient coins is made. An American journal states that Lieut. Hob- son, the "Merrimac" hero, on his return home, received a great ovation, and that "the pretti- est girl in the hotel" said to him, "I must kiss you." The lieutenant said he should be proud to comply, and "for a moment their lips were pressed together amid the cheers of the on- lookers." This was a "Hobson's choice" of the moist agreeable kind, and probably either America or England could find many more heroes at the same price.
r Caerphilly Licensing Sessions. ♦ — THE SENCHENYDD TRIO AGAIN. Another Battle Royal. NEW APPLICATION FROM TRELEWIS. THE POLICE "BLACK LIST." The annual Brewster Sessions for the Petty Sessional Division of Caerphilly were held on Tuesday, when the following magistrates occu. pied the Bench: Messrs Henry Lewis (in the chair), Henry Anthony, Dr Maurice G. Brans, Dr Edwards, Edward Edwards, David Davi?s, T. H. Dowdeswell, and Jonathan Edwards. As usual, the police court was crowded in anticipar tion of the annual battle between ..he rival aip- plicants for a licence at Senghenydd. In addi- tion to the usual barristers and solicitors pre- sent, the Temperance party were represented by Alderman John Jones-Griffiths, Penygraig, Rev W. I. Morris, and Rev W. Rees, Penty- pridd; Rev Tawelfryn Thomas, Groeswen; Rev T. Jones Davies, Llanbradach, and others. Mr W. Denman Benson, instructed by Mr J. Nash Leigh, solicitor, Cardiff, appeared in sup- port of the application of Mr Francis Miles, New Inn Hotel, Pontypridd, for the transfer of the licence of the Colliers' Arms, Nantgarw, to the Leigh Hotel, Senghenydd. Mr S. T. Evans (instructed by Mr C. Kenshole, Aberdare), ap- plied in behalf of Mr Josiah Morgan, Porth, for a new licence for the Gwernymilwr Hotel, Senghenydd; and Mr Rhys Williams, instructed by Mr Edward Williams, solicitor, Pontypridd, applied for the transfer of the licence of the New Inn, Caerphilly, to the Pare Hotel, Seng- henydd, on behalf of Mr John Chivers. Mr W. Bowen Rowlands, instructed by Mr Donald Maclean, Cardiff, opposed all three applications on behalf of the Temperance Party, and Mr George David, Cardiff, also opposed on behalf of Mr Loughor, Universal Hotel, Senghenydd. It will be remembered that last year the Caer- philly Bench, after a lengthy hearing, decided to grant licences to both the Leigh and Gwerny- milwr Hotels, but at the Confirmation Court, held at Neath, some time later, their decision was reversed, and Both applications refused. THE LEIGH HOTEL. Mr Denman Benson now opened the case of the Leigh Hotel, and said that the fact that there were three applications before the Court proved that Senghenydd had claims to addi- tional licensing accommodation. This was fur- ther proved by the fact that last year the Bench thought that two of tEose applications ought to be granted. Notwithstanding the strike, the population of Senghenydd had not been reduced since last year, and instead of the population of 1775 last year it was now 1884, an increase of 109. If last year the Bench considered two li- cences should be granted, they ought to con- sider some further additional accommodation necessary now. There were three applicants, and if they thought all three should be granted, well and good; if two, well and good; but if they thought only one was necessary, he would ask them to say they (the applicants of the Leigh) were the people entitled to that licence. The house had been built since 1894 at a cost of over 95,000, and was in every way an excellent house. At present the licensed accommodation was confined to the Universal Hotel, for which Mr David appeared to oppose any competition coming into the disetrict. Competition was a good thing, and the granting of another licence would tend to encourage it. The development of Senghenydd practically depended upon the Universal Colliery, and that development was continually going on and the population increas- ing. Fresh land had been taken for building purposes, and there was no question as to its future development. The rival applicants were the Gwernymilwr and the Park. He did not run down the Gwernymilwr, but the Park Hotel was on a byeway and belonged to Crosswell's Brewery Company, and would be a tied house. The Universal Hotel and the Panteg Hotel, Aber, were already tied to Crosswell's, so if the licence of the Park were granted, a further monoply would be in the hands of the Brewery Company. The Leigh Hotel was the first con- ceived and the first completed, and it had therefore a claim to the consideratino of the Bench if they thought only one house necessary. In 1893 notices were registered of their applica- tion, and that was known to Mr Morgan, who had no intention of running this Gwemymilwr at all. In 1894 the Leigh Hotel got in their provisional application, and the Gwemymilwr did the same. By 1895 the Leigh Hotel was actually completed, and the only house to issue notices for a full licence, whereas the other two issued only provisional notices. Last year, as far as the Bench were concerned, they granted the Leigh a licence, and if two were granted, he asked that they should be the same two; if one, then the Leigh Hotel. They had bought the licence of the Co lifers' Arms, Nantgarw, which they undertook to remove to the Leigh Hotel, If the Bench did that additional accom- modation would be provided at Senghenydd, while the number of public-houses in the dis- trict would remain the same. Mr John Nash Leigh, solicitor, Cardiff, proved serving the usual notices. Cross-examined by Mr Bowen Rowlands: Nantgarw was about four or five miles from Senghenydd, and them was a very steep hill between the two places. By Mr S. T. Evans: The agreement with the owner of the Colliers' Arms was conditional upon the licence of the Leigh Hotel being gran- ted. The members of the Bar suggested that the notices of all the houses should first be proved before the cases were fully gone into, and with this view the Bench agreed, and it was accord- ingly done. Mr E. G. Bruce Vaughan, architect, Cardiff, proved the plans of the Leigh Hotel. The cost of the building was 0,647, and the site cost ;EIIODO. Cross-examined by Mr Rhys Williams He denied that it was impossible to get to the stables. He had driven there in a carriage and pair. There was not a right angled turn to get into the stable yard, but he admitted the turn was sharp. He did not know that this road in its narrowest part was only 6 feet 7 inches wide. By Mr S. T. Evans: They had a urinal open- ing off the bar, but he did not think it c ejection- able. Mr John Nash Leigh said ljs- was well ac- quainted with Senghenydd, and in his opinion additional accommodation was required there. The Leigh Hotel was first contemplated, and he had had several interviews with Mr Josiah Morgan with reference to the Leigh Hotel, and he pointed out the advantage they would have in taking his land, but they were unable to come to terms. Mr Morgan must, therefore. have known that they were building. In 1893 he (witness) had drawn the notices, but they were not served. In 1894 provisional application was made, and in 1895, the house being com- pleted, they applied for a full licence, as their house was the first completed. The Universal Hotel was just at the entrance of the colliery, and a site had been fixed upon for cokeovens within 20 yards of the hotel. This he knew of his own knowledge, because the plans were sub- mitted to him for approval. The colliery com- pany had taken about 40 acres to the north of the colliery, whereon to build houses for their workmen. Within the last twelve months a considerable number of houses had been built nearer the Leigh Hotel than the Gwemymilwr. By Mr Bowen Rowlands: He bad noticed there were 106 houses vacant, but most of them had been completed since the strike. The strike had had a prejudicial effect upon the district, but if it were settled he did not think it would take long to recover, because the workings m the colliery were not very great. By Mr Rhys Williams: He did not claim any indulgence because he first prepared notices, which were not served, but the others had an opportunity of knowing what they were doing. By Mr S. T. Evans: He was not awaretbat 800 cubic yards of the foundations of the Gwern- ymilwr Hotel had been laid before the plant for erecting the Leigh Hotel was put down. By Mr George David The plans for the coke- ovens were placed before him when they nego- tiated for the property about 10 years ago, but the cokeovens had not yet been built. There had been no work at the colliery since the strike, but the workings were not so extensive as to re- quire a long time to get them in order at the termination of the strike. Mr S. T. Evans: Mrs Miles has not invested any money in this neighbourhood by building or anything of that kind?—No. THE GWERNYMILWR HOTEL. Mr S. T. Evans then applied for a new :[.:en- e for the Gwernymilwr Hotel on behalf of 11 Josiah Morgan, Porth. By the process of weed- ing out he assumed they would not have much trouble with the application of the Park Hotel, which was most severely handicapped. He personally thought there was not much n the argument as to who was first in the field, but if there were anything in that argument it was m his favour, because the Gwernymilwr plans were passed before those of the Leigh, and before i' e plant was bought for the erection of the Leigh about 800 square yards of the Gwernymilwr was erected. The question was: Which had the best situation, and whicn was the best house. As the Bench had probably seen the localities, he left it entirely to them; that was the best evidence. The Gwernymilwr from the inside or outside or situation was the better, and they had the more room in front of the house. Mrs Miles, or Messrs Miles, had come to Senghen- ydd as speculators, but it was Mr Josiah Morgan who built the first cottages for the workmen there, and he and his family had invested a sum of £10,000 in property in Senghenydd, exclusive of the present hotel. He presented a petition signed by 257 adults in favour of Mr Morgan's application. Several of the opposing counsel protested against this petition being put in, alleging that they could have adopted the same course. Mr S. T. Evans then consented to withdraw it. Mr George Thomas, architect, Cardiff, pro- duced the plans of the Gwernymilwr Hotel, and gave the dimensions of the various rooms. In his opinion the Gwernymilwr Hotel was far the better house. He had taken the measurements of the public rooms in the Gwernymilwr and Leigh Hotels, In the former the superficial area was 4.952 square feet, and in the latter 3,796, a difference of between 1,100 and 1,200 square feet. The area of the yard of the Gwernymilwr was greater also; it was 1,900 against 1,600 in the Leigh. The -cost of the hotel was £ 5,500, without taking the price ot the ground. Cross-examined by Mr Denman Benson: His statement of the cost was an estimate. The plans were prepared by Mr Bruton, who was not present in Court. He admitted omitting the measurement of a room in the Leigh which would give 414 feet extra. The height of the bedrooms on the second floor was eight feet at the highest point and four feet to the spring. Mr Josiah Morgan, the applicant, was then put to the witness box, and examined by Mr S. T. Evans said that in conjunction with his father-in-law he built the hotel. He intended going there himself to manage and occupy it. The Gwernymilwr plans were passed before those of the Leigh in July 1894, and by refer- ence to his ledger he found that 795 cubic yards of walling was built in August of that year, and after that date the plant for the Leigh arrived He was interested in other property in the locali- ty, and he it was who first built cottages for the workmen when sinking took place at Seng- henydd. Between him and his family he pos- sessed 13 shops and 29 houses in Senghenydd, which represented a value of £9,840, entirely apart from the hotel. He owned a quarry there where five or six men were employed now, but before the strike 20 were regularly employed there. Neither Mrs Miles nor her son had any interest in Senghenydd, except in the Leigh. Cross-examined by Mr Bowen Rowlands: He superintended his ironmongery business at Porth and his father superintended the quarry at Seng- henydd. He himself had built the houses at Senghenydd, and had superintended them. He was not interested in any hotel in Abergwynfi. Ho was going to abandon his other business to take over the hotel. By Mr Benson: He had had no experience in the management of an hotel. He denied that the foundations of the hotel were first intended for shops. He further flenied that the only reason why the building of the Leigh Hotel was not proceeded with in 1894 was that Mrs Miles was negotiating with him for an exchange of land. He had prevented Mrs Miles from taking a drain across his land because she had trespassed by cutting a trench for the drain without ask- ing his consent. He had not erected this hotel out of spite. By Mr Rhys Williams: No one but he and his father-in-law were interested in this hotel. There was no brewery company interested in it, nor had he made any agreement by which a brewery company would become interested in it. The Rhondda Valley Brewery Company had no agreement with him. Re-examined by Mr S. T. Evans: The Park Hotel belonged to Crosswell's Brewery Com- pany, but since they failed to obtain a licence last year they had been selling beer there in bottles and casks. THE PARJK HOTEL. I On behalf of Mr John Chivers, Mr Rhys Wil- liams asked for the transfer of the New Inn, Caerphilly, to the Park Hotel, Senghenydd. Of the houses at Senghenydd, 142 were nearer the Park Hotel than the other two, and of the 154 houses built since last year 45 were nearer the Park, which was also furthest from the pre- sent licensed house. 34 houses were built in one terrace by the railway, and all the inhab ■ «n!<i of them would have to come over the bridge past the Park before they got to the other hotels and in fact most of the building was taking plice on their side of the Valley. Anoth,r road was being made at the back of this ter^ce, where there was room for 35 houses. Mr A. O. Evans, architect, Pontypridd, put in the plans, and proved the figures. The cost of the Park was £ 3,700. By Mr S. T. Evans: An outside staircase had been provided to the clubroom, which he conten- ded would be a convenience, but the rise of the staircase was not greater than the tread. OPPOSITION. In opposing all three applications, Mr Bowen Rowlands, Q.C., contended that there was no additional public-house accommodation sequired at Senghenydd. Even if there were the present time, when there was so much commercial de- pression, was the most unfortunate time they could select. The testimony of two of the wit- nesses that upon the termination of the strike matters would soon regain their normal condi- tion, he characterised as absurd. Senghenydd already possessed the Universal Hotel, where there was ample accommodation for the district even in seasons of comparative prosperity. Mr S. T. Evans had said the number of applicants was a sign of the necessity of the district. This was a somewhat large proposition, and if they could only get a sufficient number of disinteres- ted people to sacrifice themselves as Mr Morgan was said to have done, they would have an extraordinary state of affairs. They had here the old device resorted to of trying to get a transfer in two cases, but it was drawing very largely upon the credulity and ignorance of the Bench to suggest that it would be a fair ex- change to transfer the licence of an obsolete public house at Nantgarw to a large hotel in another district. If these licences were refused last year, what had happened in the meantime to justify their being granted now? lIe thought that nothing had happened, the applications were premature. Rev Tawelfryn Thomas, Congregational minis- ter, Groeswen and Senghenydd, said he occupied the chair at a public meeting at which there were 150 adults present, when a resolution was passed" protesting against the grant of another licence. Mr S. T. Evans objected to these resolutions being put in inasmuch as his petition had not been accepted, but the Bench decided to let Mr Rowlands proceed with his evidence. Mr R. W. Davies, mason, put in a similar resolution. Mr Rowlands: How many were present at this meeting?—About two dozen. (Loud laugh- ter). Mr Rowlands: I should explain, sir, that these gentlemen are the c&urch officials. We have others of the same na.ture-(laughter)-- which I don't propose to call. (Renewed laugh- ter). Mr Rowlands: Then I will call them. If these gentlemen who laughed think they are subjects for ridicule, I would show them they are not. The Chairman: We must not have this laugh- ter. Mr Rowlands It was inarticulate noise gener- ally employed by those who have no arugument. The Chairman: I think we may accept the other; there will be no need to take up further time. Mr Rowlands: Thank you, sir; that intima- tion is sufficient. Mr George David then addressed the Bench 011 behalf of Mr Loughor, Universal Hotel. The only different circumstance since last year were that the number of unoccupied houses was greater. Mr Robert Loughor, landlord of the Universal Hotel, then gave evidence, and said he was not doing as much business now as twelve months ago. Before the strike he drew nine barrels of beer a week; now the number was between four and five. He could draw double the quantity easily were there a demand, and he had accom- modation at his house. He had been compelled to reduce his staff in consequence of his trade going down, and only he and his wife now con- ducted the business. Last year, he kept a bar- maid. By Mr Benson: The establishment of Cross- well's store at the Park had not improved his trade; it was a very unfair thing to him. By Mr S. T. Evans: A club had been started lately at Senghenydd. He discharged his bar- man about a month ago. Re-examined by Mr George David: The club was not in Mr Morgan's house. It was next door. Mr Rowlands: It is evidently intended to shew how much better it is to have a regular hotel. It is an old dodge. (Laughter). The ChaillIlan: What is it, a social club or a drinking club?—It is called the Conservative Workingmen's Club. (Renewed laughter). The Chairman: It doesn't much matter what it is called. What's in a name? The Bench retired to consider their decision, and on their return, 15 minutes later, the chair- man said they had decided to grant a licence to the Gwernymilwr; the others were refused. This announcement was received with a storm of applause by those present in Court. APPLICATION FROM TRELEWIS. An application was made by Lewis Lewis for a provisional licence for the Bontnewydd Hotel, High street, Trelewis, now in course of con- struction. Mr Arthur Lewis appeared for the applicant; Mr Kenshole opposed for the proprie- tors of the Ffald Gaiach Inn and Navigation Inn, and Mr Donald Mclean opposed on behalf of several property owners in the immediate dis- trict. At the outset Mr Kenshole took excep- tion to the notice which appeared in the news- papers, but the Bench decided in favour of the applicant. Mr Arthur Lewis, in opening, said that the house was commodious and suitable for the purpose to which they proposed to devote it. Trelewis, though it was close to Treharris. was separated from it by a stream. There was a population of 11000 to 1,100 in the vicinity of the Bontnewydd Hotel. The Navigation Hotel, Treharris, could not be considered in any way as serving Trelewis. Of the 216 houses within one mile of the hotel no less than 163 are nearer to the proposed hotel than they are to the Ffald Gaiach Hotel. Evidence in support was given by Mr John Jones, Gelligaer.. By Mr Kenshole: There wa snot a single house now in course of erection at Trelewis. By Mr Maclean: Only six new houses had been erected during the last two years. Mr Roderick, architect, gave evidence con- cerning the new house, and the applicant stated that if the licence was granted he would keep the house himself and that it would be a free house. Mr Kenshole and Mr Maclean, having addressed the Bench, the magistrates, after re- tiring for a few moments, refused to grant the provisional licence, the Chairman remarking that they consi3ered the application premature. Previous to the hearing of the applications for new licences and transfers, Supt. Giddings presented his annual black list. As a result of magisterial convictions he objected to the re- newing of the licences of the following public- houses:—Dynevor Arms, Nelson. Plough and Harrow (Gelliffaer), Nelson Inn (Nelson). Junc- tion Hotel (Bargoed), Cross Inn (Gelligaer). Fox and Hounds (Nantgarw). Cross Keys Inn (Nact- 0' dt garw), Wellington Hotel (Nelson), Greyhound Inn (Llanfabon), and Royal Oak Inn (Nelson).. The Bench decided to consider the renewal of these ucences at the adjourned hearing on SeP- tember 20th. With these excepted, the whole of the existing licences were renewed.
The Pontypridd Dentist Case. FURTHER HEARING. HEAVY FINE IMPOSED. 1 At the Pontypridd Police Court on Wednes- day-before the Stipendiary (Mr Ignatius Wil- liams), Dr R. C. Hunter, Mr P. Gowan, and Mr D. Llewelyn—Mr Charles Knabe Charles, dentist, St. Catherine street, was summoned by the South Wales and Monmouthshire Dental Association under the Dentist Act. A suf mons was also heard against the defendant laft week, but the case was dismissed owing to the summons being bad. Mr W. P. Nicholas (of tb6 office of Messrs Walter Morgan. Bruce, :\tI.1 Ni'-I:olas), appeared for the association, and Mr W. R. Davies, solicitor, Pontypridd, defen- ded.. Mr Nicholas said this summons did not saY anything about "implc--tion," but simply that Mr Charles, on the 20th July, made use of the word "dentist." The third section of the Act provided that after August, 1879, a person shaft not be entitled to use the word dentist alone of in combination with other words, unless he v;as; registered under the Act. On the 20th July las Mr Charles had over his premises "dentist, and he contended that that constituted an off- ence within the third section. He did not knoll whether the defence which was put forward bit week would again be put forward, that Mi Charles under a different name possessed an American diplegia; but he submitted even that would not be an answer to the charge. If he possessed that diploma, and if it was registerable, it was his duty to get himself registered. Since proceedings were first instituted, the letters "U.S.A." were interposed with 'D.D.S." but since the decision last week the word "dentist, and the letters "U.S.A." and "D.D.S." had dis- appeared. James Croft, photographer, Cardiff, repeated his evidence of last week. Mr Nicholas put in the Medical and Dentists' registers for 1898, which he said were evidence in themselves. The Stipendiary asked if Mr Charles was a competent witness, but Mr Nicholas replied that the Act which would enable accused persona to give evidence on their own behalf, would not come into force until November. The Stipendiary: The question is: Has he beem registered? Mr Davies replied that he did not suggest he had been registered under the Act before their Worships. The Stipendiary: Then there is no defence. Mr Davies suggested there was an abaoluier defence, and that there waa no offence discloo-d on the summons assuming that the word "del- tist" was used on the 20th July that v.ss no offence under the third section, because the sec- tion said not only must the word "'den* >t' be there, but it must be taken and used as imply- ing registration under the Act. The Stipendiary: Oh! that's not our vitw of it. Mr Davies said he would ask their WrBhij'S to state a case. The Stipendiary: You can apply tj the Court. I have no doubt they will refuse t. Dr Hunter: What is the dtite of th-, diploma? Mr Dtvies: 1884. Dr Hunter: Has your client ever 2tpkeii to be registered ? Mr Davies said that a certain time allowed for practitioners holding diplomas to be registered, but when Mr Charles came to this country he was not aware of it until the time had elapsed. Mr Nicholas said the diploma was not one which was registerable in England. Mr Charles was fined B5 and costs, advocates costs being allowed. Later, Mr Davies asked for a certificate to the effect that the Bench had refused to state a case. The Stipendiary: Oh, yes, you can have that.
Penrhiwceiber. On Monday Carmel Sunday School, including the two branches, Miskin and Ynysboth, held their annual tea, of which about 500 partook. The following ladies were busy serving in differ- ent capacities: Mrs D. P. Thomas; Mrs Bees Davies (overman), Miss E. Williams; Mrs Evan Davies, Mrs Evan Thomas, Mrs Hugh Hughes, Mrs Thomas Williams; Mrs Rebeccah Morris, Mrs it. Thomas, Miss Howells, Ynysboth farm; Miss Hannah Davies; Miss Hannah Thomas, Miss Margery Thomas, Mrs John Thomas, Mrs J. P. Davies. The following men were also very active and useful: Messrs Evan Davies, Evan James, Emlyn House; J. P. Davies, David Richards, Rees Davies, overman; John Davies, Miskin; David James, David Evans, Newtown; Evan Samuel, "Rees Richards, superintendent; John Morris, E. Morris, grocer; E. J. Davies, grocer, Herbert Thcmas, end R. C. Williams, assistant master. After the tea was over all the chldren and many adults resorted to Penrhiw- ceiber farm field, permission being kindly given by Mr G. Davies, Bruce Arms, Mountain Ash. It was a source of pleasure to see all without distinction enjoying themselves to their very hearts' content. Mr E. Morris and Mr R. C. Williams were seen giving prizes for running and helping the children in every way to enjoy the afternoon. Rev R. Thomas and the super- intendent were seen also giving sweets to every child. A very enjoyable afternoon came to a close when the jolly company dispersed. Hardly is it worth our while mentioning the thunderstorm in our notes being that it has been such a general storm; but we can say that. never did we experience such a terrific one as that on Thursday Imt week, and on Sunday afternoon. we had quite a repetition. It began about 3.30 p.m., and continued until very late the same evening. The flashes of lightning were the most vivid and glaring ever seen, and the peals of thunder were crashing as if the heavens were rent. Fortunately, no damage was done to pro- perty nor persons injured. =
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