Volunteer Intelligence. The annual inspection takes place on Thurs- day, 8th September. The Pentre Detachment will parade for inspection at their own station. The Pontypridd Detachment will be inspected at their own station by Colonel H. ft. kí;¡tP, C.B., Commanding 41st Regimental District.t The Detachment will parade at 3.15 n,m. a the Armoury in full marching order, viz., tunics, helmets, and leggings; neatly rolled great coat with canteen attached. The Band will be in the ranks. The cycle section will be in full marching order, with machines. Any man who absents himself cannot be returned as Efficient, and will be called on to pay to the funds of the Corps the amount he fails to earn, viz., 358 (this will be strictly enforced). Any member who is not fully equipped must attend at the Armoury between 1 and 9 p.m., en Monday next, 5th prox.
Pontypridd. FENNELL'S, 12, Market street, Pontypridd (opposite the Post Office). Call and see Fine Display of Fish. Two accidents occurred on the Cowbridge branch of the Taff Vale Railway on Saturday. he first happened to the 10.4 a.m. train from Coridge, when, just after leaving Llnatrisant, platform, the engine got off the rails, and the train was delayed for a considerable time. The second mishap occurred just outside Cowbridge Station as the 5.8 p.m. train was leaving Ponty- pridd. his lime one of the springs on the engine was broken. This caused another delay of over an hour, and the connection with the North mail at Llantrisant was lost. DUBING THE ShRIKE Dr. Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa reduced to 5d. and 7!d. per tin at W. H. Key's, The People's Cnemist, 90, Taff street, Ponty- pridd. 4225 p The shop assistants of Pontypridd held a pic- nic at Oreigiau last Thursday, and the event proved a huge success. "You can see with half an eye that FRANK THOMAS ("My Hatter,") sells the best 3/9 Hat. 2838 4205 Few dozen pairs of Ladies' and Gent's Tennis Shoes to elear below cost at DAVI-ES'S, 44 Free Press" Buildings, 23, Taff street, Pontypridd. 4284 The fourth annual concert of the Taff and Rhondda Band of Hope Union was given at the New Town Hall on Thursday. A very interest- ing musical programme was given by the choir (conducted by Mr D. Sanibrook, Rhydyfelen), which consisted of 400 voices, drawn from Hafod Hopkinstown, Pontypridd, Treforest, and Ynys- ybwl. Solos were given by Miss Mary Thomas, Treforest, and recitations by Miss WiHiams, Wood road, Treforest. The principal item of the evening was the Maypole ceremony, in which the following took part: Misses S. J. Lloyd, Bessie Edwards, Lilfen Jones, and Maggie Parry; Masters Tommy Jongp, Trevor Rogers, George Owen, Lemuel George, Owen Morgan, David Oliver Jones, and William James Thomas, Misses Mary Jane Jones, Dorothy Williams, Lilian Walters, Edith Edwards, Winnie Lewis, Emily G. Edwards, and Miriam Davies; Masters David Maddy, Walter Rogers, William Rogers2 Taliesin Rogers, Willie S. Jones, Willie Price, Benjamin Jones, David Lewis, John Edward Owen, Lewis Owen Jones, William Jones, David J. Rees, and David John Morgan; Misses Elizabeth Lodwick, Myfanwv Rowlands, Margaret J. Jones, Katie Beechery, Elizabeth A. Davies, Mary Lewis, Margaret J. Davies, Margaret A. Evans, Bsther A. Thomas, Annie Lewis, Lizzie Griffiths, and Maggie Ro- berts. The soloist was Miss Edith Jones, the accompanists being Miss Osborne, Nelson; Miss B. M. Jones, Treforest; and Master Martin Luther Jones, Ynysybwl. The Maypole cere- mony was conducted by Miss E. A. Jones. The proceeds *f the concert wore given towards the local distress fund. NURSERY HAIR-WASH promotes the growth of the hair and keeps it free from nits, &c. 6d per bottle, or post free 9d.—Key, The People's Chemist, Pontypridd. 4225-2 The Pontypridd Coachbuilding Company (prize winners for carriages) are now doing and are prepared to undertake the best class of work in the trade; carriage trimming a speciality. Showrooms arA now opfn.-Carria-e Works, Morgan street, Pontypridd. 4123
Pentre. On Monday evening a farewell meeting was held at Bethesda, Ton, upon the departure of Henry Evans, generally known in the neigh- bourhood as Harry Evans, for America. He has been a very diligent worker with the Christ- ian Endeavour Society at the place. He was presented with a set of books by the members as a token of the esteem in which be was held by them. The chair was well occupied by Mr Mathias, the president of the society. A very enjoyable meeting was held, In which several well known artistes took part, among whom were the following: —Mr David Davies (Alaw Herbert), Ton; Messrs W. Davies, D. Benj. Lewis, David Davies, and Tom Rees; also the Misses Griffiths and Davies. The chief item on the programme was the presentation. The books were presented by Miss M. A. Griffiths, who made a most effective speech. Following this, was a speech by the Rev M. C. Morris, pastor of the church, who gave seme valuable advice to Mr Evans. Several other gentlemen spoke highly of Mr Evans, and wished him suc- cess in his future undertakings. This brought the meeting to a close. We join in wishing Mr Evans prosperity in the "land across the seas."
Ystrad The annual Sunday School treat in conneetion with St. Stepnen's Church was held last Thurs- day in glorious weather. This auspicious event is always awaited with eagerness, and the ex- pectations of the whole school, including adults and children, were thoroughly realised when they assembled together at the Mission Room to partake of an excellent repast of tea, and the usual delicacies, which had been laid out on prettily decorated tables. The ladies who pre- sided were:—Misses M. A. Wyhon and M. A. Bonnet, Misses Annie Griffiths, and Annie Fudge, Miss Morris, and Miss Williams, all hav- ing expressed their satisfaction of the excellency of the repast, an adjournment was made to a field near by, where the usual omtdoor games were indulged in until dusk. At Che Mission- room they were entertained to a splendidly com- piled programme under the presidency of Mr Edwards. CKUtBRATS the "Diamond Jubilee" by trymg BUCCTRIO TRA—in lead packets at 18 8d, 2s, and 3b 4d per lb. 3673
Ferndale. Our readers will remember that the great fire at Ferndale in June last deprived the Welsh Wesleyans of their place of worship. The news will be received with gladness by all sym- I pathisers that the arrangements for the re-erec- tion have been completed, and the contract has been let. Six tenders were submitted to the Building Committee under the presidency of the Rev A. C. Pearce, minister, as follows: Messrs C. Jenkins and son, Porth, £ 2,220; Mr T. O. Brown, Ferndale, £ 1826 19s 6d; Messrs Rees and Co., Tylorstown, £ 2,050; Mr Humphreys, Tylorstewn, £ 1,925; Mr T. W. Da- vies, Barry Dock, 91,878; Mr Howell Lewis, Ferndale, £ 1,820. After careful consideration the contract was given to Mr Howell Lewis, Ferndale, for the sum of E1820, being the low- est tender received. The plans and specifica- tions were preparea by Mr Arthur O. Evans, C.E., Pontypridd.
Llantrisant. The "Richard Morgan" mentioned in our last issue as being one of the defenadnts in the Caesar Arms case, was not Mr Richard Morgan, farmer, Miskin Village.
Ynyshir. On Sunday evening last tOO pastor of Ainon Chapel (Rev E. J. Hughes) delivered a most interesting sermon to the children of the church. The sermon was greatly appreciated, and ap- peared to retain the interest of the young ones remarkably. This departure is one to be highly commended and emulated.
Treforest. Mr Edgar Roberts, second son of Councillor James Roberts, Taff Vale House, sustained a serious accident on Saturday morning, resulting in injuries to his bead and face. While he was superintending the removal of heavy iron work from the old Taff Vale railworks, which is now being cleared to permit building operations being carried on there, he was struck by the handle of a crane which now lose while re- volving at a rapid rate. He was carried home, and Drs. Leckie and Lewis were speedy in attendance, and we are glad to say the patient is gradualy gaining ground, though no doubt he will not quite recover for some time. Much sympathy is felt with Mr Roberts in his un- fortunate experience. At the advanced age of eighty, Mrs Margaret Jones, Rock Villa, passed away, after a long illness. She was an old inhabitant, being the daughter of the late Mr Elias Morgan, Pant- drain Farm, Eglwysilan, and widow of the late Mr John Jones, for many years landlord of the Bush Inn, Treforest. The funeral takes place to-day (Friday) at Glyntaff Cemetery. ELECTRIC TRA ia specially blended for the water of this district—Is 8d, 2s, and 3a 4d per lb. 2873
Pentyrok. The Llandaff and Dinas Powis District Council, with Mr R. Forrest in the chair, dis- cussed at some length on Wednesday the ques- tion of the water supply in Pentyrch.—The present reservoir, it was stated, was not suf- ficient to supply more than one-half of the vil- lage, and a step was taken about two months ago by the district Council to procure a well to supply the other half, when an application was made to Lord Bute for a well on Garth Moun- tain, under rental.—A letter was read from Sir W. T. Lewis offering a well, and asking the amount the Council would like t-) pay for it.— During the discussion it was painted out that the well effered by Sir W. T. Lewis was a dry One, and unti" for use.—The Rev. Mr Rees said that a great deal ef time, as well as inotit-y, had been spent on the present reservoir, which, apparently, was worthless. He hoped that if they were going to do anything they would do it thoroughly. The well offered by Sir W. T. Lewis was also worthless, and would not meet the requirements of the other waterless half.— After further discussion a committee was ap- pointed to look further into the matter.
TafPs Well. At a meeting of the Eisteddfod Committee on" Wednesday evening, Mr Hurford presiding, it was unanimously decided to flivide the balance in hand (920) amongst the Sunday Schools of Taff's Well and Nantgarw 'Churches, Indepen- dent Chapel, Nantgarw Glandtor Methodist Chapel, New Baptist Movement, Taff's Well, Tabor Miethodist Ckapel, Wlesleyan Chapel, Walnut Troej and Ainon Baptist Chapel, Ton- gwynlais.
Rudry. The annual outing in connection with St. James' Church Choir was held on Wednesday, the destination being Penarth. A party of 25, including the Rev D. Evans, and Mr J. P. Price (churchwarden), left Rudry at 9 o'clock in i break,and after a very enjoyable drive reached PeHartfh shortly after eleven. After a short ramble on the sands, dinner was partaken of at the Esplanade Dining-rooms. Subsequently,the party spent a very pleasant time in the Windsor Gardens and other places of interest. At 5 o'clock the bugle souaded for tea, and a much enjoyed repast was followed by games on the beach, and a start for home was made at 7 o'clock, Rudry being reached at half-past nine. The weather and the arrangements were all that could be desired, which made the outing a most pleasureable one.
Uanbradach Rev W. Brown Richards, minister of Taber- nacle Church, Llanbradach, has tendered Lis resignation to the church, and we understand that the rev. gentleman will terminate his con- nection about the end of November. Mr Rich- ards has been most aotive and energetic in his labours in connection with Tabernacle, and any public movement in the place for the elevation of the people, especially in educational matters. Technical Instruction Classes—results: — Music, first class, A. H. Morgan, Henry H. Leating, Lizzie Ann Griffiths, Willie George Da- vies; second class, Ann M. Shapcott, Alice May. Welsh Clan-first class, A. H. Morgan, Rhys L. Evans, A. J. Morgan; second class, J. F. Gre- gory. ELECTRIC TEA is always great in strength and full at flavour--la 8d, 2s, and 28 4d. 2873
Aber. The sad news has reached Aber that Mr Dan Mathews, a former resident, has met with a fatal accident during sinking operations in Warwickshire. Deceased had just obtained a lucrative position, and the sad news has cast quite a gloom over friends and relative. His parents and other relations are very respected neigbours of Aber, and there is naturally heart- felt sympathy from all sides for them in their sad bereavement. The body will be brought for interment at Taff's Well, where the family originally hail from. It is gratifying to sinkers and others con- cerned in sinking operations to learn that the company of the Windsor Colliery, Aber, have taken over the sinking of their new pits, and that in future, the work will be proceeded with as fast as possible, and, it is presumed, without another day's delay. The sinking shifts are now vigorously pushing forward with eager efforts to reach the "black diamond," and we hope to chronicle shortly tfiat their endeavours have been crowned with snccess.
Abercyqoq. The coal strike has afforded an opportunity to the Socialists to expound and propagate their doctrine, which, speaking generally, is bearing no small semblance of having come to stay. On Tuesday and Wednesday nights, at the Board Schools, Mr Chatterton, the secretary ef the Social Democratic Federatioh, with some more gentlemen, gave an address, euniiciating the principles of Socialism to large assemblies, pre- sided over on both occasions by Councillor Wm. Evans. Mr Chatterton, in a pithy and well delivered speech, which elearly demonstrated that be was thoroughly capable of handling the intricacies of Socialism, went over the whole ground, and impressed everyone present with the conciseness of Kis speech, the thoroughness of his arguments, and the conscientiousness of his desire to see the army of Socialists march- ing to the desired goal. TVe result of his visit, in conjunction with others, will be that a branch of the Society will be formed in the locality. =Z:
Porty. THURSDAY.—Before Dr 1. A. Lewis, Dr T. W. Parry, and Mr P. Gcwan. Edward Jones, labourer, Chatham, until re- cently employed at fHydaeh Vale, was placed in the dock charged with carnally knowing one Lydia Da.vies, a girl between the ages of 13 and 16 years, residing with her parents at Clydach Vale. Evidence was given by the girl's brother, and P.C. Davies, who received prisoner in cus- tody from the Chatham police at London. When the warrant was read to him, the defendant said, he "had been with" the girl. The prisoner was remanded in custody to enable the produc- tion of additional evidence. Thomas Parry, collier, Ynyshir, was charged with stealing pears from the orchard of Ald. W. H. Mathias, Porth, On ftie 23rd inst. he was seen by P.C. Clynch crossing the orchard wall and to drop into the road. The constable followed and overtook him, when the pears were discovered in his pocket, the leaves being attached to them at the time. The case was dismissed. William May, collier, Penygraig, was ordered to pay 10s costs for aHowing a ferocious dog to be at large unmuzzled. P.C. Aldridge proved the case.
Pontypridd. F.VtIDA.Y.-Before Dr R. C. Hunter, and Mr P. Gowan. Lily Cooper, Pentrebach, who appeared in tht Court with "two lovely black eyes," wished to withdraw the summons she lad taken out against Edwin Rowlands for asdut. Dr Hun- ter objected to the settlement of tbe case out )f Court, but the application was eventually gran- ted. Martha Deere, Pontypridd, was summoned for p using obscene language an the highway. P.C- Evans said that about seven p.m. on the 15th inst., he saw the defendant on the Tumble, Pontypridd, quarrelling with another woman, and using obscene language. The defendant did not appear, Inspector Evans informing the Bench that she had left the district for New- i pert.—Dr Hunter: We will issue a warrant for her arrest, but don't go to Newport for her. Keep it until she comes back. Margaret Smith, married, Norton Bridge, was charged with stealing a quilt, valued 10s 6d, the property of Martha Bennett, widow, Norton Bridge. The prosecutrix said that prisoner lodged with her for about three months, and on th3 13th inst., she departed about 7 o'clock in tbe morning.The quilt was subsequently missed. Mr Otto Faller, pawnbroker, Pontypridd, de- posed that on the 13th inst., the quilt was pawned at his establishment, two shillings and sixpence being the sum advanced upon it.-P.C. Nioholls proved arresting the defendant, who, when charged, with the offence, replied, "Yes, I took it ana pawned it for 2s 6d." The police said the defendant's husband was a. navvy and had gone to seek work. There were no previous eonvictions recorded against her. A fine of Z- was imposed, or the alternative of fourteen days' imprisonment.
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Art Undischarged Bankrupt. PROSECUTED AT PONTYPRIDD. DEFENDANT COMMITTED FOR TRIAL. Before the Stipendiary (Mr Ignatius Williams), D.7 R. C. Hunter, and Dr L. W. Morgan, at the Pontypridd Police Court on Wednesday, Thomas Lewis, High street, Llantrisant, for- merly trading as a milliner, hosier, asd outfitter, was summoned for obtaining goods on credit from various firms without informing them that he was an undischarged bankrupt. Mr T. H. Belcher, solicitor, Cardiff, appeared to prosecute on behalf of the Treasury, trad Mr David Rees (of the office of Mr W. R. Davies, solicitor, Pontypridd) defended. In opening the case, Mr Belcher said that although the name of Mr T. H. Stephens, the official receiver at Cardiff, appeared as prosecu- tor, the proceedings were instituted by the- Treasury. The offence in this caso was under section 31 of the Bankruptcy Act of 1893, th& provisions of which were that where an undis- charged bankrupt obtained credit to the extent- of £ 20 or upwards from any person without in- forming such person that he is an undischarged bankrupt, he shall be guilty of a miadeemour. Lewis carried on business at Llantrisant, and on the 31st August, 1893, he presented a peti- tion in bankruptcy at Cardiff, and was adjudi- cated a bankrupt on September let, 1895. The statement of affairs disclosed debts amountiag to R300 ,and a dividend was paid at the rate of 8-1 in the E. In that first bankruptcy defen- dant never obtained his dlseharge. While in that position he commenced business again at Llantrisant, and gave orders to a number of people, and obtained credit to the extent ef between £200 and £ 300, and never said a word to the persons from whom he obtained that credit as to his position with regard to the prior bankruptcy. Mr Lewis got into difficulties, and on the 14th November, 1896, he again became bankrupt in the Court ef Pontypridd. The receiving order was made on the 18th November, and he presented a statement of affairs which returned unsecured credi-ton;C246 2s lid. Among the creditors were Messrs Franois Trennery and Co., Bristol, CS3 15s 9d; Downing and Co., Leicester, £ 21; Hawthorn and Whiting, Leeds, £ 18; aRd Valentine, Fleming and Castle, Bris- tol, £42 14s 4d. There could be no mistake about these items, became they were the defen- dant's own statement. In baifkruptcy procedure every debtor is publicly examined by the official receiver, and Mr Lewis was examined by Mr W. L. Daniel on the 22nd September, 1896, and wibsequent dates. Mr Daniel took him cate- gorically through these particular debts, and he admitted he had incurred the debts, and fur- ther admitted he never said one word to the creditors as to being an undischarged bankrupt. The official receiver reported the matter to the Cardiff official receiver, who informed the Coun- ty Court judge, and Judge Owen ordered these proceedings. IM was a practice too prevalent in the district for bankrupts not to apply for their discharge. They could trade again, but they must teH people they hal not obtained their discharge. Mr John Morgan, County Court clerk, Car- diff. produced the official file of the Bankruptcy proceedings of Thomas Lewis. The amount ot liabilities were £ 245 Os 2d, the deficiency being 2213 Os 2d. There was nothing on the file to shew that the debtor had made an application fo: his discharge. Mr David John Tomkins, clerk to the Regis- trar at Pontypridd, produced the files of the second Bankruptcy proceedings of the defen- dant in November, 1896. The amount to unse- cured creditors was R246 2s lid, among whidb appeared the items to the finog given above. Witness read the official transcript of the ex- amination, in which defendant admitted he was an undischarged bankrupt, nor had he applied for his discharge. He also admitted contract- ing these debts without telling the firms with whom he was dealing that he was an undis- charge bankrupt. Messrs Sidney Crossby, Penarth, local travel- ler of Messrs Downing and Co., stated that the defendant had received goods on credit from the firm to the extent of JE21. He had a con- versation witn the defendant on one occasion, and asked if the business was his. Defendant replied that it was. Nothing was said to him (witness) either by the defendant or hi's wife that he was an undischarged brankrupt. Cross-examined: The orders were always given to him by defendant's wife. It was the custom of his firm to make enquiries with regard to the financial position of customers desiring credit, but he aid not know whether they had done so in this case. Neither Mrs Lewis nor the Misses Lewis hau ever told him that defendant had been in that unfortunate position. Mr Robert Harkness Little, Cardiff, repre- sentative of Messrs Francis Trennery and Co., Bristol, said defendant owed his firm zF,53 15s 9d. Defendant was in the shop when the latter part., of the order was taken. Mrs Lewis gave him the order, and Lewis was consulted as to the patterns during the last part of the order. No communication was made to him by Lewis or- his wife that he was an undischarged bankrupt. Mr A. McMoreland, Pontypridd, agent to Messrs Valentine, Flemming, and Co., Bristol, said he did business with the defendant in Sept. 1895. and the amount of the order taken was £ 71 9s lid. Mrs Lewis gave him the orders. Defendant had never given him an order, nor did he take part in the business, although pre- sent. Nothing was said to him about the defen- dant being an undischarged bankrupt. Lewie, who reserved his defence, was, com- mitted for trial to the Quarter Sessions, bail being allowed in one sUJety of £ 50, and himself" in £ 50.
East Wamorgaq Agricultural SOW. PONTYPRIDD ONCE MORE IN EVIDENCE.. Mr John Trrncbard, who has. already woik go'd B opinions from his fellow townsmen, has. enhanced his reputation by his- success at tibia. show. "Black Toin" came & an easy fiostia the trotting. "Spid r," xailike a faunoua king of Scotland m only one attempt,, and jumped home in the j'lm, Mr Trenchard will, no iipllht, account it one* of the best prizes he has serured-tho prisai awarded to him for a hwø ia the coliit lo'CIAPAC He l:as always sh^wn so rauch approciatiow f the, labouring el-,sg, in th" district that, our readers will be pleased to hear of his success.
"Pay me the six-and-eightpence you owe me," said an attorney to one ef his clients. CtFo what?" "For the opinion you had of m<t. "Faith, I never had any opinion of you in all wy- life."
8le strife, when the workmen are Winded after a long and trying struggle, 3t is obviously discreet not to hanker after too many points. We are pleased to find that this view is held by 61,912 Of the South Wales eolliers. For three years at any rate, according to Mr. nrace's judgment, the Scale will yield better return than his 20 per cent. fixed wage rate. But the able champion of Abertillery thinks that the succeeding three years will not maintain this better- What about the state of organ- Nation at the end of three years ? If there exists then only a phantom Organisation, what hope of anything at lklly time better. As Mr. Richards at 35bbw Vale said, a good organisation ^ill make a fixity of the present -nimum. We think it should do blore. It ought to lift it. Does any 1I1a.n outside Bedlam believe for a foment that the 1898 strike would be -4 record if there had been an organisa- tion worthy the name last April ? The enemy attacks when he believes his opponent is weak. In April, not only the masters miscalculated the fighting endurance of the Welsh collier, but everyone else, for did they not all say that the strike would not last more than A few weeks? Some say that Welsh colliers cannot organise. The masters in April were organized and had plenty of ftoney. This was the courage that caused them to precipitate the lock-out. If these strikes are to end we must prove our ftadiness to fight and peace will more 4urely prevail. IS MABON'S DAY Worth a continuance of the struggle ? e men appear to be very rasïstent, but a middle course .ust be found. At best it is not a 8Itia.ke that will glorify martyrdom, and 1re can scarcely believe that it will be .uoed to agravate the situation by lng further delay. Fighting a living wage and fighting for a at one and the same time is a ::zning contradiction. We must say we strongly favour a play week. We eve that we are not entirely in this "arId to work interminably. The deuio- y have to work and should put plenty of soul into it in order to live, but that 4he people must have only one purpose living-to work-we cannot entirely Mcept. However, without writing any Iftore, this element of the dispute should Aot present absolute difficulty in the 1tay of settlement. Five months of a Valuable year has gone without work, Otid the retrospect of it should be more Persuasive of immediate resumption at any rate in the present stage of this potable crisis in our coal industry.
.EARLY CLOSING MOVEMENT AT PONTYPRIDD. To the Editor. Might I venture to ask you for a small <COrQer of the Free Press," to know what has betome of the early closing of shops at Ponty- Prådd? I may say that I have kept a look-out OIl Tag Street and Market Square for some 4tnes and I am really surprised to find that the elaops are kept open a long time after the appointed hours, especially down the lower end -c)f Taff Street. What can be the reason of this 14tfteas in closing ? Surely, it cannot be owing to briskness in the trade. Ask whatever shop- keeper you like, they all complain of trade being bad, and yet they keep their establish- ments open later. I don't know whose fault tliig is, whether it is the shop-keepers or customers, but it certainly behoves every shop 811iatant to stir up against this late shopping. We have a splendid Braneh of the National Hilton at Pontypridd, with splendid offiicals at the bead of it, and I think now that the winter ia approaching it is full time for us to stir up for er closing than we have had hitherto. Has IIOt this coal strike been a sufficient lesson for US as shop-workers to organise ourselves so that ^8 can demand our rights, when the proper I tame comes to strike ? We can all see the policy of the masters in the present coal strike, and I say all masters (with a few exceptions) are the same they would rather starve their employees to submission, than submit to the fair and just demands of the men. I would like to point out to the public at large, that much depends on them, by shopping early. Could not our officials cf the Union prevail on the ministers and clergy of Pontypridd, to say a few words from their pulpits on Sunday evenings, on the evils of late shopping? Much good, I think, can be done in that direction. My last appeal to the shop assistants of Pontypridd is to organise, for surely the time will come when we are bound to strike for justice. Trusting that I have not taken up to much of your space.-I am, &c., UNIONIST.
Traharris. y The ordinary monthly meeting of the Qua- kers' Yard Truant School Committee was held en Thursday week. Mr W. A. Brome, who had excellent credentials, was selected from among a large number of candidates for the position of schoolmaster, and was finally appointed. Her Majesty's Inspector's report was received and duly considered. The tender of Messrs Jones, DiAenson, and Co., Dowlais, for meat was accepted. At a largely attended meeting of workmen held in the Board School yard on Tuesday after- noon, the joint committee's agreement was con- sidered, and after some discussion the following resolution was adopted: "That we adopt the Joint Committee's Agreement, but request that the 12! per cent. protection be called a minimum, and that Mabon's Day be retained. The annual Sunday School treat in connection with Bethania Calvinistic Methodist Church was given on Thursday week, when 300 sat at the tables, which were ably presided over by the following lacFies:—Mrs Lewis, Brynheulog; Mrs Davies, Cloth Hall; Mrs Rees, Bryn Glas; Mrs Francis, Fel street; Mrs Sarah Hughes, Qua- kers' Yard; Mrs Ann Jones, Fox street; Mrs Jones, Brynteg; Mrs Evans, Bargoed Terrace; Mrs Thomas and Mrs Evan, John street; assis- ted oy other hind friends. After tea the child- ren and adults adjourned to a field where several innocent games were indulged in.
SAD DEATH OF A BHONDDA HEAD TEACHER. It is with the utmost regret that we chronicle the death of one or the most popular and most respected head teachers engaged under the Rbondda School Board, in the person of Miss M. J. Jeremiah, Station terrace, and head- mistress of the Infants School, Maerdy. The sad event took place on Tuesday morning about 4.30 o'clock, and cast quite a gloom over the locality. The deceased young lady was but 25 years of age, and was endowed with rare abilities. She had resided at Maerdy through- out the whole of her life, and attended the elementary school as a pupil, subsequently entering upon the duties of a pupil teacher. She afterwards attended the Swansea Training College, from whence she proceeded to the Ferndale School as assistant mistress. Upon the departure of the then head-mistress at Maerdy, she was promoted to that position, and performed her duties in a faithful manner, being very much liked by the pupils under her care. This position she occupied for about three years. She had been ailing for some months previously, and proceeded for a change of air during the holidays, but returned home much worse. Her genial presence is greatly missed, and sincere sympathy is felt for the bereaved family.
Mr D. W. Lewis, of 19, Brook Street, Wil- liamstown, Rhondda. Valley, writes:- It being freely spoken that I am a brother to the late Joseph Lewis, the Margam murde-er, I shall thank you to publish this discli mer throug'h the medium of your paper that I am not a brother to Joseph Lewis, nor in anyway related to him. Thanking you in anucipa ;)a, I am, etc., D. W. LEWIS. August 30th, 1896. — ♦ —
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Ystrad. MONDAT.-Before the Stipendiary (Mr J. Ignatius Williams), Alderman R. Lewis,Coun- cillors D. W. Davies, E. H. Davies, J. D. Wil- liams, and R. S. Griffiths, and Mr T. P. J «ikins. William Griffiths, collier, Tonypandv, was fined 7s 6da costs for keeping a dog without a licence. P.C. WstHni proved seeing- the dog upon the defendant's premises. Morgan Llewelyn and James Griffin, Gelli, were fined P.1 and 10s respectively for removing pigs without an erder. Llewelyn had been pre- viously warned. P.C. Alston proved the off- ence. John Roberts, collier, Trealaw, was charged with allowing the chimney of his house to be on fire. On the 20th inst., P.C. Ham saw smoke isstilng from the chimney of the house ,and flames pierce through the roof. A fine of 5s was imposed. Thomas James Collins and Peter Poole, haul- iers, Gelli, were charged with stealing a quan- tity of lead, the property of the Taff Vale Rail- way Company. John Evans, mason, in the em- ploy of the railway company, said lead was used in the repairing of the Maendy Bridge, between Ystrad and Treorky. The amount stolen was between three and four cwt.,and valued at about 28s. Daniel Halisee, marine store dealer, Gelli, stated that on Wednesday, the 17th inst., and Monday, the 22nd inst, the defendant Poole sold bilDa quantity of lead, saying that he had found it in the river. When arrested on Fri- day evening by P.C. Histon, Poole said, "It's all right. We had it in the river." Collins now pleaded guilty, and Poole, "Not guilty." Collins, who is an old offender, was sentenced to two months 'imprisonment with bard labour, while Poole was fined £1 or a fortnight's im- prisonment. William Owens, driver, Heolfach, was fined 5s for plying for hire off the recognised stand on the 7th inst. P.S. Rees gave evidence. Morgan Harris and Daniel Griffiths, colliers, Treorky, were charged with being drunk and disorderly near Treorky Hdtel. P.C. Griffiths said the defendants had been previously fighting in the hotel. They were each fined 5s. Isaac Lewis, collier, Tynewydd, was sum- moned for being drunk nad disorderly on the 20th inst. P.C. Woodward having given evi- dence, defendant was fined. Evan Thomas and James Gwynne, colliers, Tonypandy, were charged with a similar offence. Thomas was fined 5s, but Gwynne, who did not appear, was fined 10s. Thomas Griffiths (14), Alfred William Broom (TH. and Thomas James Broom (12), of Peny- I graig, were charged with stealing coal. On the evening of the 27th inst., P.S. Markham saw the defendants leaving the screens of the Pandy pit with coal. When titey saw him they ran away. Alfred W. Brown was fined 2a 6d, whilst the others were fined Is mehl
Caerphilly. TUESDAY.—Before Alderman Henry Anthony, Dr Maurice G. Evans, and Mr David Davies. Davies Jones, collier, Llanbradach, was fined 10s including costs for being drunk and disorder- ly on the 8th August. P.C. Thomas Hopkins proved the case. James D. Chunty, labourer, Senghenydd, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly at Senghenydd on the 20th ult. P.C. John Hop- kins said fee saw the defendant standing on his doorstep on the night in question.He was swear- ing, and urged a large black dog, which was barking viciously, at the offioer. Witness took out his staff, and the defendant then called the dog off, and wanted to fight witness. Elizabeth Harris, called by the defendant, said that D'Chunty was inaide his house when P.C. Hop- kins came up. The dog was barking, and the defendant came out to see what was the matter. The policeman then told defendant to go in, and said he was a coward. Evidence was also given by defendant's wife, and D'Chunty was dis- charged with a caption. John Clark, carpenter, Bargoed, was fined 5s and costs for being drunk and disorderly on the 22nd August. William Dent, haulier, Pontypool, was ordered to pay a fine of 2s 6d and costs for having only one light attached to his vehicle on the 18th August. Defendant stated that in Monmouth- shire it was only necessary to have one light, and he did not know that the Glamorgan bve- laws were different. Jonathan James, collier, Llanbradach, was summoned by his aunt, Caroline James, for assaulting her on the *13th August. Complain- ant stated that her nephew would not give her back her handbag, "and when she went to the house to ask for it, he struck her in the mouth. This was denied by the defendant, who said Mrs James endeavoured to obtain possession of the bag, and in doing so by some means she acciden- telly struck her face. Evidence in support of this statement was called, and the case was dismissed for want of evidence. Robert Williams, carpenter, was fined 10s for being drunk aud disorderly on the 16th August.
Pontypridd. WEDNESDAY.—Before Mr J. Ignatius Wil- liams (stipendiary), Dr R. C. Hunter, Mr T. P. Jenkins, Mr P. Gowan, and Mr William Morgan. Daniel Williams, George Simmons, Thomas Cavern, Edward Williams, Joseph Lucas, and Samuel Lock, boys, whose ages ranged from 13 to 15, and living at Pwllgwaun, were sum- moned for bathing in the Glamorgan Canal without apparef at Treforest on the 17th August. P.S. Stibbs gave evidence ,and added that the boys were bathing near a public foot- path, and were a source of annoyance to pass- ers by. In ining the lads sixpence each, the Stipend- iary advised them to go somoewhere out of sight of the public to bathe. Margaret Phillips, Pofffypridd, was fined 5s for acting indecently on the 21st ult. Elizabeth George, a married woman, living at Coedpenmaen, was similarly charged and fined 5s. P.C. W. E. Rees proved both cases. Polly WTilte and Elizabeth Ann Llewelyn, well known local characters, were toed 5s each for being drunk and disorderly on the 16th ult. James Burnett, an ex-sailor, and George Hobbs, coal merchant, Pontypridd, were sum- moned for being drtmk-and fighting on the 22nd ult., According to the evidence of P.C. Walk- ley, Burnett had his coat off and refused to give his name. Burnett said he had been abroad in America and Australia for 23 years, and did not know his right name until he returned. (Laugh- ter). He had gone under another name abroad. Evidence for the defence was given by James Lambert find William Williams, fche former alleging that Burnett had "cheeked" Hobbs and given him a "clout." Burnett was fined 5s and Hobbs discharged. Emma Retallick, Coedpenmaen, again put in an appearance, charged with being drunk and disorderly on the 22nd ult. P.C. Nicholas gave evidence to the effect that the defendant was very drunk and using disgsting language to- wards a townsman. The Stipendiary: What about tke pledge you signed ? Defendant replied that she had been in trouble. She bad received notice te quit her house, and could not find another. It was then she had "a drop." She was very sorry. A fine of £ 1 was imposed with the alternative of 14 days. Thomas Pinkham, an army man, was brought up charged with deserting from tho 19th Field Battery of the Royal Artillery stationed at Exeter. Evidence was given by P.C. 236, and defendant was remanded to Cardiff gaol te await an escort. Cornelius Rutter, labourer, Pontypridd, was charged with being drunk and disorderly on the 26th ult., and with assaulting the polioe. P.C. Daniel Jones stated he saw the defendant nesit the Crown Hotel, Pontypridd, in a very drunksn condition. Whilst being arrested be became very violent, and kicked witness several times OIl the leg. P.C. Rees, who came to his assist- ance, was also kicked. Defendant had received every chance to go home quietly. P.C. W. E. Rees corroborated. For the assault on the police defendant was fined 10s, and dismissed on the chargeo of being drank and disorderly in oonsidevition of the fact that he had since the offence been confined to the cells. Frank Williams, collier, Pontypridd, was sum- moned by his wife, Elizabeth Williams, for ar- rears due under a milintenanoe order. An order of 6s per week was made on the 21st July, and there was now due 24s. Defendant said he did not earn it. Sixteen shillings was the most he had earned at the Gelynog. He would will- ingly pay it if he had if. The Bench thought they could not make the order now, and ad- journed the case for a month. Cornelius Rutter, David Thomas, and David Roberts, Pontypridd, were summoned for tres- passing on the Pontypridd, Caerphilly, and Newport railway. Mr Horace Lyne, solicitor, Newport, prosecuted on behalf of the company, and said that up to the present they had not prosecuted anyone for trespassing, but had done all they could to warn them. Richard Francis stated that on the 17 th of August, he saw the three defendants on the company's pre- mises near the railway bridge at Pontypridd. He warned them to go off, but on returning some little time later he found them still there. P.C. Dalby also gave evidence. Defendants ad- mitted being on the premises, but said they were not on the line. They were fined 58 each.
Neighbourly Amenities at Caerphilly. REMARKABLE ALLEGATIONS. At the Caerphilly Police Court ou Tuesday, Mary Harries, Llanbradach, was summoned by Fortuna Barnes, of Che same place, for assault. Defendant pleaded guilty to the assault, but alleged that she had had provocation. Mrs Barnes, sTie said, had accused her of murdering her baby, and putting it in a rotten coffin. Mrs Esther Reed gave evidence as to heating this accusation, and for the assault defendant was fined 28 6d and costs.
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