Barddoniaeth. ^ydded i'r Beirdd a'r Llenoiion cyfeirio ea ^yrohion fel hyn: — T. DARONWY ISAAC, Treorky. Y FANTOL. Blodeuyn Gwywedig."—Penillion tlysion thyner ,"A<1gof XJwoh Anghof."—Cordd coffadwr- ^ol 0 wrthddrych teilwng iawn. Mae y yn un anarferedig a'r corfanau yn anys- mewn rhai manau. "Y" hyn a welais yn y Rhondùa,Tribanau oiol. pa rajc] j'r awdwr guddio ei enw? lft areistri Gorme,-ol.Cyhoe(i(lir y gan ar gyfrif yr ysbryd ffyddiog a'i nodwedda; ofnwn mai ychydig effeith a ga ar wrth- y testyn. Mae rhai o'r syniadau yn Syriaeddol ac aneglur. "Geiriau Caredig.Tri phenill pwrpasol. ADGOF UWCH ANGHOF 1km y diweddar foneddwr, Mr John Williams, At r os, Cymmer, yr hwn a fu farw, Mehefm 1898.* Bu yr ymadawedig yn brif oruch- glofeydd y Cymmer, Rhondda, am fly11" £ *<jau iawer Ei fab-yn-nghyfraith yw y gor- ^^yliwr presenol, Mr Thomas Griffiths, M.B., Y.H., Cymmer. Do, fe hunodd yn yr Iesu, Wedi oes e'i wasanacthu. Gyda ffydd ddiysgog gref; Huno wedi bywyd dichlyn— Bywyd gwyn y "cyflawn ddilyn," Sy'n sirioli'r byd ar nef; Gwyrdd o'i ol ei fendigedig goffa, A.'i bur enw kyglod berarogla. Pan yn ieuane, hwyr a borau, Ei gymdeithion ydoedd Ityii-au Goetha'i feddwl, bura'i chwaoth, Drwy'i athrylith a'i ddiwydrwydl, Dringodd risiau glan enwogrwydd, Lie y gugnai deithi faeth; Dyrchafol ddyn, iawnder ei nmr-inion, 'Greodd iddo orsedd yn mhob calon. SWYddog hynaws, wylir hodtyw- Wylir! colrl,i wen siriolfyw. I At fwyn eiriau, pur ei rhyw: Swyddog pwyllog, boneddigai J J, PwJT erioed fu'n fwy poblo^rti i<i ?, Chydig gladdwyd, llai sy'n fyw. ros taner canrif mewn nerth ac yni, 111 ucbel swyddau wnaet-h anrhi'-yddu Pail yn blentrn glwys, dehvcljodd Y r bardd fywyd a feithrinod 1 drwy rodio'r "lwybr cul; ^eUiodd byd a'i fynych groesin ysbeilio o'i gwpanau, Bi bpei>Sawr Aodau'r Ysgol Sui, A IK Raf amcan occ'^ ^yw i'r Iesu' lb°dau rhinwedd o'i gylci yn gwenu. digonwyd a "hir ddyllau' 01 JJior loew ei rasusau, FfYdd a chariad yn y glyn; Profiad melus, pob addewid ^wyfol iddo yn gadeniid, Ac yn dala yn ddi yn 1(a.e'n iach yn mhreswyl Dnlv yr. teyrnnsu, ilewn llawn ogoniant yn Ila'-ven ganu. °hnmer, Porth. Tywi. *t)yfyniad o'i Ddy,,Idlvfr: tQ y flwyddyn 1829—"Derbyniwyd fi yn aelod, pan yn 12eg Wydd oed, gan y Parch Joshua Evans, gwein- 8 y lie. yr hwn oedd yn hoff gan fy enaid. 1857— "Cefais fy ngosod i ddcchreu canu yr tel,* "Cefais fy ngosod i ofalu am y fyn- f^Tef rfefaiS fy newis y" un °r diaconiaid' 1854~_«^ am yr eistdedleoedd eglwys "Cefais Ty -ngosod yn drysorydd yr oglvr.vs. feael gael heIp gan Dduw> y wyf wedi y fraint i fod o blaid "Deddfwr Israel' hyd bresenol, sef diwedd 1897." Y BLODEUYN GWYWEDIG. Ffafwel, flodeuyn tyner, Mae gywydeb oer dihedd, Yn gwledda ar dy fywyd brau, A'th wasgu tua'r bedd. Mae camrau byr dy einioes Bron cyr-ha-edd at y nod; Cei dawel orphwys yn y man; r harddu'th fedd daw'r od. Bu'm yn dy holi ganwaith Beth yw dy neges gain? A thybiwn mai dy ateb oedd, "Prydferthu gwlad y drain; "A gwasgar peraroglau, I buro anadl byd;" Ah! flod'yn hardd ar allor 'roedd, Dy ebyrth di o hyd. Ti ddringaist lethrau purdeb, Dy yrfa fu yn wyn; 0 ddechreu'r daith hyd Moab oes, Yn lan ei di i'r glyn. Cei godi pan ddaw'r gwanwyn Yn iach, heb arnat friw; A "gynau gwynion" fydd dy wisg. Gwisg olau fel un Duw. Treorci. Symlog. WR HYN A WELAIS YN Y RHONDDA. Mi welais Jones o'r Rhymny Sy'n byw yn Nhonypandy, yn dysgu rido ar y bike Am fod y strike yn Nghymru. 'Roedd cefn y march yn plygu Dan wall, a phwys tynelli, A dau yn cynorthwyo hwn I ddal ei bwn i fyny. Os yw y strike i bara 0 hyn i ddechreu'r gaua', Fe gilia Jones ar gefn y bike, Ac yn Klondyke arosa. Yn wir, os yw y drapers Am groesi, mae y grocers Yn siwr o'u dilyn o'r blin bla, Ac yna cilia'r colliers. Hen Gerddwr. Y MEISTRI GORMESOL. IEae miloedd o lowyr dewrgalo nein gwlad, A'tt hawliau i'r gad am gyfiawnder; ttlllIaddant a rhwystrau, sef newyn a brad, Gan fyw yn y byd yn llawn pryder; lolxd diolch i olwyn rhagluniaeth fawr hael, Am droi at y gwael yn gyfryngol, Itin cymorth a gyfyd o gymod diffael, Br gwaetkaf y meistri gormesol. lFe'n cludir i'r dyfnder trwy gaddug a llwch, Can ddechreu wrth erchwyn y borau, ir teimlad yn fywiog ar chwys mawr yn drwch, A dodda ein cyrph fel canwyllau; treulio hir oriau o olwg y dydd, A lludded i'r nos yn arosol, .01' fechan yw'r gyflog am weithio dan gudd, I loni y meistri gormesol. « 'Rol gweithio yn galed am flwyddi yn gaeth, A brwydro trwy lu o bervglbn, Fy nghorff sydd yn glasu gan ami i graith, Yn aros yn fFaith o'm helbulon; Yn trechu pob maniais bu gwyddor fy rhan, I dalu yr byn oedd haeddianol; Ond methais drwy'r cwbll do, methais yn lan; 0 achos y meistri gormesol: Pa le mac Pharaoh ? Mae'th galon yn 'nawr Yn gwasgu Israeliaid yn Nghymru, Eriyniaf rhyw Foses i ddyfod i lawr I arwain y plant o'r caledi; A thybiaf i weled trwy'r caddug for coch, A llwybr i'r glowvr trwy'i ganol, Mor gyfyUo yw arnom, medd rhywrai, ac och, Yn boddi ma(Ú meistn gormesol. Gydweitliiwyr, ymwrolwn yn ngwyneb y ffaith, Mae tegwch ar dori i'r teilwng, Milflwyddiant i'r glowr sy'n dyfod fel saeth, I fathru corfalchder a'u gostwng, Hen fraich fawr cyfiawnder yn ysgwyd y cledd, Gan hollti pob cyfraith anffafriol Rhwng dwyblaid dylifa afonydd o hÐlld, Yn ang-iu ar foistri gormesol. Blaenllechau. Tal. GEIRIAU CAREDIG. Mae blodau'r maes a blodau'r ardd Yn anwyl iawn i mi, A hyfryd ydyw'r ser a chwardd A'u llewyrch ar y Hi'; Ond tyner eiriau serchus fryd, A chynes wasgiad Haw, Sydd well nil. holl brydferthion byd A welir yma thraw. A dan ddylanwad heulwen dlos Mae'r ddaear yn bywhau; Irciddia'r gwlith wefusau'r rhog, Gan Rychder sy'n tristhau; Ond rhoddion sy'n arwyddo serch A gwenau calon fad, Gwresocaeh 'ynt na thymor haf, Melusach eu mwynhad. Yc'.iy-ig hedd weinydda'r byd, Er pob celfyddyd gun; Nid aur ac addurniadau drud, Foddlona galon dyn; Pe plethid gair a gweithred dda, 0 gylch pob aelwyd glyd; A phlanu blodau hyd y ffyrdd, Mor ddedwydd fyddai'r byd. Pentre. GvKernogydd.
WATER SUPPLY IN THE EAST END. A FAMINE THREATENED, I Another water famine is threatened in the East End of London. This is the usual time of year when the East London Waterworks Company is accustomed to complain that it has not enough water to supply its district, and the blav.0 is generally laid at the door of the London County Council, which is declared to have prevented the company from performing Its duty tc the people it ought to supply by opposing th passage of its water bills through Parliament. Two years ago ffi company declared that it had no storage ffSefToTrfTj lig consequently it could not supply the water required. XQw it his got the new reservoirs, and they have been empty fpr some time past. On Thursday the East London Com- pany startled its customers by sending round late at night, under cover of darkness, a notice in the following terms "EAST LONDON WATERWORKS COMPANY. NOTICE. "In consequence of the severe and continuous drought notice is hereby given that the supply of water will be restricted on and after Monday, August 22nd. "The water will be turned on twice a day for about three hours each time, and at the same hours as nearly as possible daily. "Consumers are advised to fill any available vessels while the water is on, to use it only for strictly domestic purposes, and to avoid waste in any form. Persons are especially cautioned against using water for garden or other similar purposes.—By order, 1. A. CROOKENDEN, Secre- tary. 15a, St. Helen's-place, E.C., August 18th, 1898." The Lea Valley must be in a bad way if the East London Waterworks Company's official notice be evidence of a serious deficit in the water supply. This notice has been issued in districts where on no previous occasion, not even in the great season of drought two years ago, were they circulated.
IS LI HUNG CHANG ANTI- ENGLISH ? SPECIAL INTERVIEW. Mr. Louis Spitzel, who by long residence in China and a somewhat intimate connection with the Chinese officials is well qualified to speak of Far Eastern matters, is at present staying in London. He was seen by a Press representative on Thursday. In Mr. Spitzel's opinion Li Hung Chang, with whom he is on terms of personal friend- ship, is a much-maligned individual. People over here do not understand him. It is wrong to regard him as a Russian spy and anti- English. He is really pro-British, and would help us all he could, if we only treated him in a proper way. The r-istake we made in the first instance was in treating Li, when he came over to this country, as a sort of extinct volcano. Those were the days whan there was talk of the Chinese statesman having fallen into disfavour, and being in danger of losing his yellow jacket permanently. But Mr. Spitzel would have us believe that Li Hung Chang is a great force in the land. He stands high with the Dowager Empress, which alone means authority and influence, she recognises that he is the greatest man in all China. Li has a penchant for Britain, but he has been sadly repulsed. K he could only receive assur- ances of British support and British friendship from the mouth of our Minister, then, Mr. Spitzel believes, he would accomplish much on our behalf, In the face of German and Russian intrigue. What we have got to do is to smile encouragingly on Li Hung Chang, and at the same time shew a stiff back to the other people. We must say to Russia: "Thus far and no further." On that very delicate question, "the squeeze," Mr. Spitzel says that the system of taking bribes is untversal in China. People are not ashamed of it. If you remonstrate, they will say: Oh, it is the custom of the country." Supposing some native big-wig sends you a lOdol. dinner —a customary form of present in China-your servant will expect a dollar as "squeeze." Ten per cent. commission, or whatever you like to call it, is the recognised thing in the East. He thinks that Great Britain will have to come to it too. It is repugnant, of course, to strict probity; but there yon are-you must do it to secure Chinese contracts. Mr. Spitzel did not say whether, in stooping to follow the tactics of concession hunters of other nations, we should lose the respect in which, he admits, we are now held in the Celestial Empire. Other things being equal, your Chinaman would always rather an Englishman had the contract than a repre- sentative of any other nation. The Englishman's word can be relied on. A Chinese servant would rather enter an Englishman's house at 6dol. a month than a foreigner's at 8dol. "English- man kind master," they say in their pidgin English. And this feeling of respect and admiration which John Bull inspires in the breast of the other John, with sallow face and pendulous pigtail, has this effect upon the political situation: The Chinese would willingly serve under English officers in any number, and so led they would make a splendid fighting force. This fact goes to shew that we ought to stand in no fear of Russia, even though our home army be small in numbers. Mr. Spitzel is greatly interested in railways in China. He has had a hand in one or two big enterprises of the kind already. His present visit to England has mainly to do with raising capital from British financiers for Dr. Yung- Wing's concession to build a line from Tientsin to Ching-kiang. The doctor, who has a medical qualification, and is over seventy years of age, has already succeeded in getting an extension of time on the understanding that a British syndi- cate is behind him. Mr. Spitzel thinks it very unlikely that in face of this the other line from Tientsin to Ziingkow, with its foreign backing, will go through. The new line will be between seven and eight hundred miles long. To give point to his more general observations on the necessity of a firm policy on the part of England, Mr. Spitzel suggests that a splendid countermove to the taking of Port Arthur would be the capture by us of the Taku forts and Tientsin. It would dominate the whole of North China.
David Pilmore was sentenced at Leecfs Assizes in February, 1888, to death for wilful murder at Pontefract. This sentence was afterwards com- muted to penal servitude for life, and the Secre- tary of State has now caused his release from her Majesty's prison at Portland on licence for the 'ttmtotefrtolifr.
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THE DUKE OF WEST- MINSTER'S INCOME. INTERESTING STATEMENT BY HIS GRACE. WHY THE DUKE WAS CALLED "JACK SHEPPARB." The following piquant paragraph appeared in 'Mr. T. P. O'Connor's journal of gossip, M.A.P. on the 13th inst., and was copied into the Liverpool Post on the 15th inst. "It is difficult to realise when looking at the Duke of Westminster's re Sued and even dis- tinguished features that sixty years ago his ex- treme plainness ""gained for him the sobriqvet of "Jack Sheppard among his schoolfellows at Eton. It is even said om authority that he owed his nickname in the first instance to his mother. The Duke was forty-four years old when he succeeded to his titles and princely estates, from which his income to-day is, at a modest estimate, a sovereign a minute. His square mile in the Wet End yields a revenue of L400,000 a year, and its value, when the leases expire, will be represented by a weight of gold which would tax the strength of sixty of < the Duke's strongest horses. This vigorous Duke is almost as much an ascetic as the late Cardina1 Manning." The paragraph has won the distinction of elicit- ing a reply of a peculiarly personal character from the Duke of Westminster himself, in the course of which the world is afforded a glimpse of his Grace's income from the most authorita- tive of sources. The following letter appeared in the Livei-pool Post yesterday: "To the Editor of the Daily Post. "Sir,—A paragraph appeared in your issue of on Friday, in which it is said that my extreme plainness obtained for me when at school the nickname of 'Jack Sheppard,' whereas that name was given to me on account of my hair being cropped short-a characteristic of that youth-but for none other of his delightful qualities. But I should like to protest against the wild guesses at my income, which sometimes take gigantic proportions, for which there can be no known data. In this case you have given me more than double that which I receive. The South Belgravian leases do not fall in for near forty years, and meantime produce one shilling a house as rent to me.—Yours, &c.. "Fonthill, August 16th. WESTMINSTER. "P.S.—I have no pretensions to being an ascetic. More than double that which I receive": must we put the Duke's income "in this case" at L200,000 ?
Colofn y Cymry. + [DAN OLYGIAETB T. D. ISAAC.1 LLANSTEPHAN, SIR GAERFYRDDIN. Mr Gol.Yn ychwanegol at yr hyn a ym- ddangosodd yn eich colofnau am yr wythnos flaenorol o'r lie prydferth ac iaebusol hwn, an- turiaf anfon yr ychydig nodiadau a ganlyn ar gais llu o ymwelwyr parchus y lie. Yr oeddis wedi penderfynu cynal eisteddfod arall yma 3" y 18fed cyfisol, vn yr awyr agored, ond trodd y tywydd yn anffafriol, fel nad oedd yn bosibl ei chnal; er hyny cafwyd cyngherdd lwyddianus yn ystafell eang yr Union Hall, dan lywvdd- iaeth Gwyngyll Hughes. Cafwyd canu rliag- oroi ac adroddiadau campus iawn, ac yr oedd y neuadd wedi ei gorlanw. Y dydd canlynol cynaliwyd yr eisteddfod mewn coedwigfa. bryd- ferth, a chafwyd hin rbagorol. Llywydd gallu- og yr eisteddfod oedd Mr Davies, Briton Ferry. Beirniaid y canu oeddynt Meistri D. Harris, Penydarren, a J. Davies, Maesteg; yr amryw- iaeth, Mr B. Williams, Llanbradacb, ac R. Gwyngyll Hughes, Pontypridd; ac ysgrifenydd gweithgar yr eisteddfod hon oedd Mr Tom Rees Caerdydd. Y buddugol ar yr unawd i bass oedd Mr John John, Aberdar; yr uwchalaw, Mr David Rees; yr unawd i alto, Miss Morris, Aberdar. Os ydym yn cofio, Mr William Jo- seph, Bryntroedgam, oedd y buddugol ar yr eyfieithiad; y buddugol ar yr adroddiad oedd y Parch John Owen, Trawsfynydd, a Miss Morris, Aberdar, yn gydfuddugol. Yr oedd hon yn gystadleuaeth rhagorol iawn, ac fe gafwyd am- rywiol adroddiadau creill ganddynt yn odidog iawn. Y buddugol ar y llythyr caru oedd brawd o Gwm Rhondda. Cyn diweddu, cafwyd can rhagorol gan lywydd yr eisteddfod, sef Mr Da- vies, Briton Ferry, ac i ddiweddu cafwyd dat- ganiad rhagorol gan y cor mawr. Casglwyd y swm o ddeg swllt ar hugain yn yr eisteddfod hon eto, er cynorthwyo y rhai sydd yn sefyll allan am eu hiawnderau y dyddiau hyn yn Mor- ganwg a Mynwy; yr hyn sydd yn gwneyd yn y cyf answm saith punt a Beg swllt, y rhai erbyn hyn sydd wedi en trosglwyddo i'r Drysorfa Gan- olog. Go clda, omde, gan ymwelwyr a'r lie bach prydfertb a deniadol hwn? Hyderaf yn fawr y gwneir rhagor eto yn y dyfodol at yr achos teilwng Ewn. Dylasem ddweyd i Mr David James, Blaenrhondda, fod YJt. weithgar iawn gyda phob rhan o'r gwaith.—Cofondydd.
A NOVEL ANSWER BY A TONYPANDY COLLIER. David Watkins, a collier, who has but re- cently arrived at Tonypandy, was placed in the dock at the Ystrad Police Cpurt on Monday to answer a charge of stealing a pair of trousers from outside the shop of Mr Pollock, draper, Tonypa.ndy, On Saturday afternoon, William Harrison, assistant at Mr Pollock's shop, pro- ceeded out to the street, when he saw the de- fendant hurrying away with the trousers. On Saturday evening, about 11.30 o'clock, P.S. Thomas arrested the defendant in Dunraven streeti When charged with the offence, replied, "The trousers fell on my arm, when I was passing the shop; I did not steal it." The Stipendiary: It stuck there, I suppose. (Laughter). The Bench considered the theft a most impudent one, and fined the defendant RI, or in default a fortnight's imprisonment.
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Silop Assistants. MEETING OF THE SOUTH WALES COUNCIL AT TONYPANDY. THE PROPOSED SUB-DISTRICT COUNCIL FOR THE RHONDDA. DIVERSION OF OPINION. MATTER DEFERRED. On Sunday afternoon a meeting of the South Wales District Council of the National Union of Shop Assistants was held at Tonypandy. There was a fair attendance of delegates, Mr Pearse, Cardiff, presiding. Mr Parr, the sec- retary, was also present. The reports of the various branches were re- ceived, and showed that numerical as well as financial progress was being made. The meet- ing expressed its delight at the formation of a branch at Porth. Mr Roberts, Pontypridd, considered it advis- able to give the Rhondda delegates the report of the presentation to Sir Charles Dilke, thus doing away with the holding of another meeting in the Rhondda Valley. Permission having been given, Mr Roberts referred to the presentation. Some of them might wonder how Mr Macpher- son, the general secretary of the Union, was present at the presentation. It had been an oversight on his (Mr Roberts') part not to have mentioned it at one of the meetings in the Rhon- dda. He believed that the National Union should be represented, and therefore he took it upon himself to invite Mr Macpherson, who, he was pleased to say, had accepted the invitation. (Hear, hear). The address was very much ad. mired by Sir Charles and Lady Dilke, who con- siderea it a novel idea that the photographs ot each district should be upon the address. The meeting was quite an informal one, no chairman having been elected, and subsequent to a little homely chat, the address was presented by Mr Tom John, editor of the "Free Press." Mr Roberts referred to the appropriateness of the Welsh proverb, which appeared upon the ad- dress, viz., "AmI done a dyr y garreg." Con- tinuing, he said that Sir Charles made special reference to the part in which his wife had taken for the shop assistants, and really she origina- ted the interest taken by himself (Sir Charles Dilke) on their behalf. Sir Charles had pro- mised to meet a committee of the assistants for the purpose of paying a visit to South Wales during the coming year. Mr Roberts added that their general secretary had made special refer- ence to the broad-mindedn5 displayed in the wording of the address. The London people held a high opinion of the Rhondda shop assis- tants, and it was now their duty to work up to that. (Cheers). On the proposition of Mr Walters, Ponty- pridd, seconded by Mr T. Richards, Porth, a vote of thanks was accorded Mr Tom John and Mr Roberts for the able mananer in which they had conducted the presentation. Arrangements were made for the organising campaign of Miss Bondfied, London, in the month of October, and the following dates were provisionally fixed upon when she will deliver addresses: -Mid-Rhond(la, October 12th; Pen- tre, 13th; Pontypridd, 17th and 18th. In accordance with notice, Mr Roberts, Pont- ypridd, proposed the formation of a sub-District I Council for the Rhondda Valley. In making the proposition, Mr Roberts said that the pre- sentation made to Sir Charles Dilke had been the means of creating a sisterly and brotherly feeling amongst the Rhondda shop assistants, a great deal of which had been brought about through the frequent meetings they bad held in connection with it. It had also been the means of forming new branches. His present object in bringing this matter forward was to sustain that feeling in the future amongst them- selves and endeavour to make it a permanent one. Mr Roberts then gave an outline of the scheme by which he proposed to form the new sub-council. One of the provisions was that the representation of the Pontypridd and Rhondda Valleys upon the South Wales District Council would be reduced from ten to five. He also viewed the matter from a financial standpoint, and hoped the scheme would be thoroughly thrashed ojit. Mr Parr (the secretary) maintained that the formation of a sub-council for the Rhondda Valleys would mean the altering of the consti- tution of the present Council of South Wales. He quite agreed with the proposer that it was most advisable to have an exchange of views amongst themselves. The series of meetings in the Rhondda had resulted in the evolution of three new branches, but he thought it would be unwise to deprive these of half their repre- sentation. Perhaps they would need some of the experience of the older branches. He saw no reason why these five branches in the Rhon- dda could not meet once each six months, or as often as they pleased. They might act as a corporate body themselves, and have represen- tation upon the South Wales Council the same as hitherto. It would, he maintained, be un- wise for that Council to interfere with or over- rule the decisions arrived at by the sub-council of the Valleys. It was also a question whether two bodies would be as effective in its work as one united body. Mr Emlyn Davies, Dowlais, did not believe the Council shoufd be a money-making affair, but could not agree with Mr Roberts as to the formation of a new sub-council. Whilst believing that the pro xjser had the best motives in view when introducing the mat- ter, Mr C. B. Huins, Neath, considered the pro- posal a complicated one, and believed it would be impossible to put it into effect. It would be an injustice to deprive the Rhondda branches of half their representation. The Merthyr delegate enquired whether that council had absolute power over the branches. The Chairman replied in the negative. Mr Walter3, Pontypridd, regretted not having been able to consult Mr Roberts upon his pro- posal, but believed there was a necessity for something being done in this direction. He did no* think it would be fair to curtail the repre- sentation of the Rhondda Valleys. With regard to the motives of Mr Roberts in bringing the matter forward, he assured them they were of the bes".cheers)-and a more energetic secre- tary for a branch could not be found. (Cheers). lie advised the deferment of the motion. Mr D. S. Thomas, Tonypandy, quite agreed with the latter portion of the previous speaker's remarks. (Hear, hear). Be believed that some- thing should be done to maintain the feeling now existing between the Rhondda assistants, but in his opinion this could be done without infringing npon the rights of the South Wales District Council. The Rhondda and Pontypridd assistants, he beieved, should be better organised again. He would like to hear the opinion of some of the branches. (Hear, hear). Mr Roberts, the proposer of the motion, rose to make his It mig'it seem to ttrme of them, perhaps, that he had not given the matter his earnest thoughts, out he might tell them he had fully considered the matter. Mr D. S. Thomas had given vent to thoughts, which i he (tfee speaker) failed to do when introducing the matter. Perhaps the storm had upset him. (Hear, hear, and laughter). With regard to the question of representation, he directed their attention to one of the rules, which provided that branches of fifty in number would be al- lowed one representative, increasing by one re- presentative for a further membership of fifty. The "two representative" scheme had been intro- duced more as a matter of companionship than anything else. He had not introduced the mat- ter with any idea of a split—the Rhondda Val- ley, he believed, would be the last to do so. Mr Emlyn Davies, Dowlais, said that the matter was one for the Rhondda people them- selves, and need not have been brought before the Council meeting. Mr Roberts: It is also a financial matter for this Council. The Chairman: A solution of this problem could be brought about by the formation of an organising committee for South Wales. Mr Higgins, Porth, expressed himself in fa- vour of further organisation amongst the Rhon- dda assistants. Mr Walters moved fKat the matter be de- ferred, so that the various branches might be consulted. Mr Richards, Aberavon, seconded the metion, which was agreed to. Mr Morgan, Pentre, reported that tb^re was a probability of the formation of a branch in the upper part of the Rhonada Valley. The next meeting of the council will be held at Dowlais on November the 13th.
ALLEGED FRAUD BY A RHONDDA COLLIER. At the Ystrad Police Court on Monday—be- fore Mr E. H. Davies and Mr D. W. Davies— John Hekley Williams, collier, Clydacb Vale, was charged with fraudulently obtaining the sum of 7s 6d from the Cambrian Colliery Com- pany by falsely marking trams.—Mr W. P. Nicholas, Pontypridd, prosecuted on behalf of the company, and Mr D. W. Jones, solicitor, Pentre, defended. The case was adjourned a fortnight ago at the Pontypridd Police Court. The first witness called was Gethin Jones, fire- man, at the Clydach Vale Colliery, who said that defendant had been working at No. 1 Col- liery for a few months. On Thursday, the 26th of May, defendant worked in the east side of the colliery and filled two trams of coal. On the following day, he filed one tram. On Saturday, the defendant caine to the pit- but did no work. On Whit-Monday, the 30th of May, he came to work, but did not work on th coal. Be asked witness to be allowed to Work jas a haulier that day. About 9 o'clock that morning defendant desired to leave work for the purpose of attending a funeral. His re- quest was granted. Cross-examined by Mr Jones,, witness said that he had noticed something queer in the defendant a few days previous to Whit-Monday. John Hall, hitcher, employed at the colliery, gave evidence, and stated that he had seen the defendant on Whit-Monday morning last alter- ing the number on three trams at the bottom of the pit. On one of the trams, he had erased the numbers from both sides, and had substitu- ted his number—169—in their place. On an- other tram the number 460 was rubbed off, and 169 placed in its stead, but the number of this tram was only altered upon one side. Witness asked defendant what was he doing, but re- ceived no reply. In answer to Mr Jones, he said that he thowght there was something mentally wrong with the defendant. Thomas Jenkins, weighman at the surface of the colliery, said that his attention vme called to the trams having been altered, because they came with the journey from the west side, and bore the number of the defendant, who worked on the opposite side. He made enquiries, and found that four trams in that journey had been altered. Cross-examined by Mr Jones, he said that altogether eleven trams had been altered, each one bearing the number 169. A checkweigher named John Benjamin, cor- roborated this evidence. Questioned by Mr Jones, witness said thi, defendant came to the weighing machine desi> ing to know how many trams belonging to him had come up, Witness answered him, and also enquired how were so many on bis number. Defendant replied that he had been working (n Sunday night, and there were four persons working upon the number 169. Witness said that the delay in taking proceedings was caused by the oommittee, who had discussed the de- fendant's mental condition. On the morning cf the 30th witness noticed that defendant was not in his usual condition. P.O. Danks proved arresting the defendant, who, in reply to the charge, said "I did -it do it. If I did it, I did not know what I was doing at the time." For the defence Mr Jones contended that there was no intent to defraud by the defendant. He (Mr Jones) thought it very improbable that the defendant would have marked so many trams in such a conspicuous place. Further, they were marked in such a way as to invite investigation. He asked their Worships to state that there was no intent to defraud, inasmuch as the defendant did not know what he was doing at the time. Councillor D. W. Davies said they were per- fectly clear that there was an intent to defraud too company, and they had nothing to do with him, for he was responsible for his actions. Defendant was then committed to take his trial at the next Quarter Sessions, bail being allowed.
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