Mustard and Cress. ¥ Salem Welsh Baptist Chapel, Porth, is now being rennovated, and in the meantime the ser- vices are being held" in the Town Hall. Mr Joseph M. Thomas, formerly a solicitor practising in Pontypridd, and brother of Mrs John Lewis, Tophill, was last week installed as minister of the Unitarian Church, Liscard. The Unitarians, who sometimes complain of the absence of the spirit of sweet reasonable- ness, of cEarity, and tolerance in Wales, have no reason to complain of the Pontypridd Non- ronformists (thinks "Welsh Gossip.") The llnglisb Congregationalists of that town have placed their chapel at the disposal of the Rev Stopford Brooke, who will preach there in Janu- ary. A local Calvinistic Methodist deacon, who is also a shopkeeper, gave out hymn 7J4, as "Saith pant tri swllt a grot." Seeing his mistake, he attempted to correct it by "Saith tri a-phedwar." London has recently been visited b ythe cele- brated Welsh Choir, that won the world's prize at the Chicago Exhibition. Among the party is Mr J. T. Price, an old West-Ender, who worked in Buckmaster's about 20 years ago,and from there went to cut in Davis's, Oxford street, .after which he returned to his natir, vallty, and has now two of the largest tailoring estab- lishments in Wales, one in Church road, Ton, Pentre, the other at Albion House, Tonypandy, In addition to his musical talents, Mr Price is the winner of a first prize, awarded by the Welsh National Festival Committee, for the "best black and white sketch of a living person, and is m large demand whenever presentation portraits are to be presented, Ono of his most recent works was a sketch of Mr Cross, the manager of the London and Provincial Bank, presented by the staff to that gentleman. The choir, which has been singing ia various halls and chapels in aid of the Welsh miners, are principally composed of miners; but a few ex- ceptions are made when the singer is of excep- tional merit. Mr Price is chairman and first tenor, which accounts for his presence among them. Miss Jessie Mary Llewelyn, daughter of Mr Bvan Llewelyn, collector to the Rhondda Urban District Council, has passed first class in French at the recent examination of the Glamorgan County Council Technical Instruction School (Ystrad Library). Her paper is described as being excellent. She is a pupil at the Porth -Couonty School. Ampng the latest converts to the camera it Mr Teddy Lewis, the popular secretary and moving spirit of the Glamorgan Football League. In future, football matches will have an added interest for "Teddy." The "Glamorgan Free Press- gave the first in- timation of the results of the Entrance Scholar- ship Examination for the Pontypridd County School. In the boys' list, Masters William F. Scale (Hawthorn Board School), with 378 marks, and Owen G. Jones, (Trerobart Board School), with 371 marks, run each other pretty closely. The place of honour in the girls' list is held safely by Miss Cissy Phillips (Aber Mill Board School) with 365 marks, Miss Clara Mabel Jones (Mill street Board School, Pontypridd), coming in second with 335 marks. When the difficulty of the papers is taken into consideration, the results are very encouraging to the head-teaohers and scholars. Our congratulations to Miss Cissy Pbillips and Master Willie Scale. Even the strike has its uses. A Cilfynydd grocer has issued a £20 challenge that he has given more credit during the strike than any of his rivals. The challenge has already been accepted by three tradesmen, who offer their books for audit. Adversity and advertisement fcere go hand in hand.—"Wales Day by Day." Doctors who attend execution inquests have a very long roundabout way of telling the cause of death. For instance, Dr D. Howell Thomas, the Swansea goal doctor, asked by the Coroner "What was the cause of Joseph Lewis's death, answered not "hanging' but "dislocation of the cervical portion of the spinal eolum." Fine language and true, doubtless, but it is long and funny to folks who like homely Saxon ways of telling things. Joseph Lewis, the Margam murderer, lived ior some time at Llantwit Vardre. That was about ten years ago, and even in those days Lewis was an inveterate poacher. The position in mbich a Porth shop assistant W.Is placsd on Thursday last at the Mumbles was not an envkftfe one-for the time being at least. Notwithstanding that he is of a happy nature, he was upon tais day complied to be otherwise, and this is how it came about. Na- ture having blessed tina with gifts, which lead to his being called "a nice-looking young man"— by the ladies, of course—he has succeeded in inducing several young female assistant from the Rhondda Valley to walk with him—they not objecting. These were all in attendance on Thursday, and he was thus placed in a dilemma. He attributed the source of his unhappiness to this, remarking "They are all here. I don't want to offend either, so I must be without one -to-day!" Those of his friends who were placed in a more favourable position sympathised with him. Ladies as adjudicators of bathing 1 This is, our picnic correspondent believes, the latest novelty, and was introduced at the Rhondda shop assistants' outing at Mumbles last week. Some of the male assistants disputed the right of one of their number to being recognised as the best swimmer amongst them. The matter was approaching a climax, when a few young lady assistants interfered as arbitrators. They sat upon the cliffs above the beach, telescope in hand, whilst the disputants plunged into the irater snzt fdught for supremacy. The trick worked well, and the victor was seen proceeding homeward well, not by himself at all events. We have received the following from a oor- respondent at Weston-Super-Mare: -Whilst lotuging dot Mb making for the <> • — „ Pnntv face or two, I the off chance of seeing a Pon y noticed a smart brougham coming m ^direc- tion. The horses' were caPPed m and driver and -whip were decorated wi w .ding favours. A small crowd soon collected to .see the happy couple pass through the twmstiles. 111 front, with the driver, were two large trunks and a lady's bite. The carriage came to a stop amidst a general craning of neeks. Imagine my astonishment when I saw two very weli-known and highly respected ladies of Pontypridd get- ting or* of the carriage. The first to alight was dressed very becomingly in a dar skirt and striped jacket. That, I thought, eouldn't lie -the bride! Then out came the other lady, who looked, as she smilingly alighted, the happy bride she evidently was. Her "going-away" costume was of a soft cream material, with hat to match. I am sorry at not being able to give you her name, as the bridegroom did not put in an appearance. Probably he preferred travel- ing by rail." Mr John Kemp, Ynyshir, is still actively en- gaged in collecting subscriptions for the Central Relief in various parts of thee ecountry, and we are pleased to state that his efforts are meeting with great success. Buritaaical Pontypridd sustained a severe shock last Sunday evening. A party of ladies cycled to ihurch. Attending service on wheels is a very general practice in some parts of the country, but will the innovation "catch on" at Pontypridd ? Many are the attempts which are being made to "dodge" the local relief committees. At a relief station in the Rhondda Fach tfiis week, four young lads appeared as colliers, their Saces having been entirely blacked. They were given provisions, but im another half-hour again ap- i peared, now in clean clothes and with washed fapes. By this means they endeavoured to cheat the guardian of the door. His keen eyes, how- ever, recognised them, and a severe reprimand- ing followed. The monthly meeting of the Pontypridd shop assistants will be held at Coombes' Restaurant next Tuesday evening. All assistants are re- quested to attend, as important business is to be transacted. Mr G. P. Roberts, the enthusiastic secretary o" the Pontypridd Shop Assistants' Branch, has been transferred from Messrs Masters and Co.'s shop in Taff street to the head establishment a; Cardiff. We understand that he will not sever his connection with the branch for a time, and trust he will be succeeded by an equally devoted secretary. Thanks largely to the or- ganising capabilities of Mr Roberts, the branch has of late made rapid strides, and it is to be hoped that the good seed thus sown will bear abundant fruit. Mr W. M. Jones, of the Maritime CoUiery, when not engaged in managerial or school-board duties, devotes his energies to the gentle art of gardening, a pastime of which he is very fond. He is now proud of having "licked creation" in the way of vegetable marrow raising, and this week a splendid sample from his garden is being exhibited at the well-known sEop of Mr Oliver Davies, chemist, Mill street. The scale of fines inflicted by the Caerphilly magistrates in their administration of justice is a queer one. According to Tuesday's proceed- ings one can indulge in quiet private assault at any price, from dismissal up to 2s 6d in costs, and being bound over; you can get drunk and create a disturbance at price ranging from a dismissal with a caution up to 10s; fishing with- out a licence will cost you 10s and costs; driv- ing with one light 2s 6d and oosts; using ob- scene language at railway stations will oeme to 11ffl and costs; furiously riding a bicycle runs away with 10s and costs, while for the same sum a policeman can be assaulted and nearly "strn,ngled. Scorching on cycles is, of course, a taost reprehensible practioe, and one to be put dowa, but it is doubtful whether it is so serious a matter as an unprovoked assault on an officer of the law which nearly ends in strangula- tion. At the monthly meeting of the East Glamor- gan Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Association held at Cadoxton on Tuesday, it was announced that the following candidates for the ministry had been accepted (with ethers) by the connex- ional examiners fon South Wales: Messrs David John, Bryrftirion, Llantwit Vardre; David Evans, Bethlehem, Porth; Richard Harris, Tre- orky; Thomas Williams Pontypridd; W. Jones, Treorky; W. Evans, Ynyshir; Ed. Price Cil- fynyda. "You can see with half an eye" that FRANK THOMAS ("My Hatter,") sells the best 3/9 Hat. The abief characteristics of G. F. HACKKB'8 Photo- graphs are Fidelity and Artistic Finish. Samples may be Been at his Studio-12 and 13, The Arcade, Pontypuddd.; 4219 ANY Photograph enlarged snd finished in Black and White. Crayon, or Oils by THOS. FORKEST & SONS, Cambrian Studio, Pontypridd.
THIRD V.B. WELSH. FIELÐ DAY AT CAERPHILLY. On Saturday afternoon the members of the Cardiff and Penarth Detachments of the 3rd V B. Welsh held a field day at Caerphilly, Colonel Gaskell was in command, and among those on parade were Major Jamer, Captain and, Adjunant Roger, Major Vaughan, Major David, Captain Ward, Lieutenants Wilson, J. 6. Gaskell, F. H. Gaskell, Simpson, and Blessley. The general idea was that an eastern force had landed at Newport, and marching on Ponty- pridd, which is held by a western force. The special idea was that at 5 p.m. on the 27th August the position is as follows:—Scouts have reported the presence of the enemy (infantry only) on Cefn ODn Ridge, øeoth of Caerphilly. Three companies (represented by a detachment of the 3rd V.B. Welsh Regiment) are detailed to clear the ridge and cover the advance of the main body on Caerphilly. On arrival at Caer- philly at 4 o'clock the attack opened beyond Rudry House, the left flank being undgr Lieut. Simpson, the two frontal companies being under Major Vaughan and Captain Ward, and the right flank under Major David. The defending force was under Lieut. F. D. Gaskell. The whole manoeuvres weve admirably carried oat, Colonel Gaskell at the close expressing himself as highly pleased. After the "cease fire" sounded the men marched to the New House, the residence of Colonel Gaskell, where refresh- ments were provided, and subsequently the men reached Cardiff shortly before 10 o'clock after a tramp of some 15 miles. In all 300 turned out. They stood the long march splendidly, and came back in good style.
Our Library Table. The September "Sfrand" is full of good read- ing. Dr Conan Doyle continues his "Round the Fire" series of stories, his contribution this month being "The Story of the Sealed Room." The "Ascent of Aconcagua" is an account of how a party climbed the highest peak ever yet scaled, and the article is pro- fusely illustrated with photographs taken by the photographer of the expedition. Another of Grant Allen's racy "Adventures of Miss Coyley" is given ,and a number of other capital tales and articles combine to enable the "Strand" < 0 held its position as the pioneer of monthly magazines. Everyone has read the adventures of Robin- son Crusoe, and marvelled at the extraordinary experiences the fertile imagination of the authoi compelled him to go through. But Robinson Crusoe is outvied by the extraordinary adven- tures of uis de Rougement, who continues his life's history in this month's "Wide World Magazine." The adventures he experienced are astounding, and almost incredible, yet we are assured they are perfectly true. The issue con- tains numerous curious illustrations, and won- derful authentic stories, which (stump the "Wide World" as a unique magazine. j
PONTYPRIDD GUARDIANS. Mr Godfrey L. Clark, J.P. (chairman) presid- ing, a meeting of the Pontypridd Board of Guardians was held on Wednesday, there being a fair attendance of members. INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF OUT- RELIEF. Mr R. Morris (Pentre) enquired what was the difference in the total amount of relief given last week in comparison with that given in the corresponding week of last year. The Clerk replied that the amount of relief last week was £4.92 5s 4d, as compared with L417 4s 9d during the corresponding week last year-,an increase of £ 75 Os 7d. VISIT TO BRIDGEND ASYLUM. In accordance with notice Mr E. H. Davies moved that a committee pay a visit to Bridgend Asylum on Saturday week. This was agreed to and the following committee selected: -Ponty- pridd, Mr T. B. Evans; Llanwonno, Rev Ro- bert Thomas; Llantrisant; Mr Rhys Davies; Llanfabon and Eglwysilan, Mr W. S. Bringon* Llantwit, Mr Thomas Lewis; Ystradyfodwg, Mr E. H. Davies, J.P.; with the Chairman as ex- officio. Mr Enoch Davies (Treherbert) made an appli- cation with reference to the three little children from Treorky now in the Cottage Homes. It was decided, inasmuch as Mr Davies, Mr E. H. Davies, and Mr R. Morris, were satisfied that the little ones would be well cared for, that they should be handed over to their relatives. "NO PUBLICANS NEED APPLY." Mr Richard Morris (Pentre) thereupon rose and said: I have a simple question to ask the Board. I am not supporting it nor against it, but an application was made by Mr Griffiths, of Merthgr Vale, for a boy from the Cottage Homes, and it was intimated to me that because he was a licensed victualler his application could not be acceded to, as there was upon the minutes of the Board a resolution that no boy from the Cottage Homes should be handed over to any licensed victualler at all. My question is this: Without going into the merits of the case at all, is there such a resolution upon the minutes of the Board, and, if there is, why some of the largest ratepayers in the district are debarred from taking children from the Cottage Homes as other people do? The Chairman said this matter was mentioned to him some time ago, and he was then under the impression there was such a resolution, be- cause he happened to know of a case at Llan. trisant where a licensed victualler was refused by resolution. He (the speaker) had since spoken to Mr Spicbett on the matter, and had been informed there was no resolution, but there was an intimation by the Board at the time that they felt it was not advisable to send children to licensed premises. Nothing was said against the licensed victuallers personally, but against their premises. (Laughter). Mr ft. Morris said he only wanted to clear the peint as to whether there was a resolution. The Clerk: I will look it up by this day week. Mr Morris: Thank you- ADMINISTRATION AT THE COTAGE HOMES. A "SLAP" AT THE COMMITTEE. Subsequent to the Board meeting the Cottage Homes Committee met, and it appeared from the agenda tBat Mr Lewis Williams (Llantwit) would "call the attention of the committee to the way in which the expenses of the Homes may be reduced." Mr Williams said that whatever they might think as to his motive in bringing on this ques- tion of the expenditure in connection with the Cottage Homes, he could truthfully say that his only object was to secure a little reduction in those expenses, which he felt quite convinced could be reduced. Of course, he did not wish to say this expenditure could be reduced enor- mously, but he honestly believed there were items which could be reduced without doing any harm to the efficiency of the place ;if he did not think so, he assured them, he would not have brought forward the question at all. He found that the Homes were not managed to the extent they ought to be by the Homes Com- mittee, as matters had been allowed of late to "slide," add so, of course, to fall into the hands of officials. Certainly, that of itself did not necessarily imply there was waste; but it was not to the credit of the Homes Committee that matters should be allowed to "slide" in this way. As they knew, during some months past the Committee had met rather irregularly. While the expenses at the Homes were still very heavy tfcte Committee had not the supervision of the affairs of the Homes that it should have. When he fold them that every year some £ 2,700 was spent, equivalent to a cost of 10s per head per week for the 130 or so children housed there, it would be seen that the committee would have quite enough to do if they met regularly—at least twice a month. His resolution, therefore, was to* the effect that the committee should meet ac least twice a month—once at the Board room for general purposes and once on the grounds, because there were many things which they could not decide unless they went down to see for themselves. As they knew, he inci- dentally mentioned, when giving notice of mo- tion some six weeks ago, that there was a car- penter there who really was not giving profitable work for the Guardians, and this man had been there, possibly, for two yean, receiving a week- ly wage of 35s. A few days after this fact was mentioned by him, the carpenter left, a fact which must at once convince the Guardians that they had not sufficient work to keep a carpen- ter regularly employed. He mentioned, also, that there were two men down there who had th., name of assistant gardeners, but whose ser- vices were not required. As the Guardians knew, in the very nature of things ,a gardener could not keep himself employed throughout the year, especially in times of frost, and snow, and rain-during those periods he could do no. thing of profit to the Guardians. But when they had yet another two men to assist the gar. dener, it must strike them at once that these men were simply wasting their time pottering a$6ut the grounds. Hese men got about 32s a week, and the carpenter 30s a week, making a total of at least £3 4%mney wasted weekly. The speaker next proceeded to comment on the heavy average cost of maintenance—10s per child—after which Mr Rhys Davies (Llantrisant) seconded the motion. This led to a considerable discussion, the only objector to the spirit of the proposition being Mr Thomas Jones, J.P., (Maindy), who regar- ded the passing of such a resolution as a reflec- tion upon the committee. Speeches having been delivered by the Chair- man, Mr R. Morris (Pentre), Mr Wm. Thomas (Pontypridd), Mr James Richards (Treforest), Mr T. B. Evans (Cilfynydcf), and Rev Robert Thomas (Penrhiwceiber), all in favour of a thorough investigation, Mr Williams withdrew his motion, and the following sub-committee was appointed to go into the whole question: Rev R. Thomas, Mr Lewis Williams, Mr James Richards, Mr William Williams (Ynysybwl), Mr Evan John, J.P. (Liantrigant), and Mr William Evans (Tonyrefail). ]
The Distress. PONTYPRIDD. On Tuesday we received a further donation of £1 from Mrs Lewis, Swansea, on behalf of the distressed. The amount has been handed over to Mr Montague Grover, the hon. secretary to the Central Relief Committee, on whose behalf we tender Mrs Lewis warm thanks for her con- tinued generosity. PORTg. The treasurer of tne Porth, Cymmer, and Hafod Relief Fund (Mr D. Davies) has received the following subscriptions since our last issue: "Labour Leader" fund, R2; Lewis Merthyr, Bertie and Trevor workmen, L2 10s; Naval Col- liery workmen, JE5; Taliesin Hopkins, touring party, Z5; Sympathisers, Stratford, 10s; Sir T. J. Lipton, per "Labour Leader," 150 kib. packets of tea an& 150 0.. of sugar. HID-RBPNDDA. Owing to the continuous dearth of work, the miners are leaving the MO-Rhondda and Ystrad districts in droves. It is a matter of grave con- cern, not only for the wives and children of the men affected, but also for the tradespeople, who are to a great extent mainly dependent upon the workers of the now idle collieries, for cus- torn, and who have, hitherto, good-naturedly kept their shops open to a very large majority of their customers, while thousands of necessi- i tous women and children, who are not so for- tunately situated, are relieved by the rtlief committees. Mr George Bvaaa, financial secre- tary of the Bid-Rhondda Relief Committee, wishes to acknowledge the fallowing donations for week ending August 27 Lb: Llwynypia Works Committee, per Mr Adams £25; Mid-Rhoncida Workingmen's Club, £1 lis 9d; Mr Keir Har- die, Glasgow, A 10s; Clydact Vale Library Club, £ 10; total, Is 9d; total paid out, £ 27 3s 7d. The usual number were fed, one day being excepted through lack of funds. The Ystrad Rhondda Relief Committee axe also con- tinning their relief. Mr Evan Llewelyn, secre- tary, desires to acknowledge the following dona- tions up to week ending August 29th:—Mr Edwin Laoreull, Yarmouth, per Mr P. Davies, 5s; Tycroes National Schools, Pontardulais, 10; "Labour Leader," per Mr J. Keir Hardie, £ 2; Gelly Steam Colliery, per Edwin Farrows, f,2 6s 9d; Gelli Steam Coal Central Fund, J;I,i 2s; D. Morris and Party, Ystrad, from Portsmouth, lOa; Gelli House Coal, per Mr George Hudd, 6s; Bodringallt Colliery Central Fund, 92; total, M Ns 9d. YNYSHIR. A meeting of the relief committee was held on Tuesday morning at the Institute, Rev B. C. Davies, presiding. The attendance included the treausrer (Rev J. Morgan), and the chairman of the executive committee (Mr W. Williams). A resolution was passed thanking Mr Keir Hardie for being the means of obtaining Ser the com- mittee 15 lbs. of tea and 60 lbs. of sugar. Mr John Rees, South Street, who has a party of musicians on tour at Coventry forwarded a cheque for 7, and a vote of thanks was accor- ded him. The "Labour Leader" has through its local representative, Mr John Williams, for- warded donations amounting to P.8 10s. TYLORSTOWN. The mid-summer holidays having terminated, Mr D. Morgan, head-master, has recommenced providing the children under his care with soup. Since the publication of the last list, the follow- ing subscriptions have been received: —"Laboour Leader" fund, per Mr J. Keir Hardie, a 10s; touring party, per Mr D. Jones, L7 6s; local sinkers, 12s; London Relief Fund, per Mr H. Morgan, 10s; sixty ilb. packets of tea, and 60 lbs. of sugar have been received from Sir T. J. Lipton. MAERDY. To the Editor. Sir,—In referenae to a paragraph in your issue of last week I wish to correct one or two statements which appeared in the same. It is said that"Ain Davies, Royal Hotel, gave a treat to the Sunday School children in the absence of the annual treat. This I wish to point out is incorrect, as Mrs Davies had no idea of such thing, because she knew that the annual Sunday School treat has not been abandoned but postponed to some future date. Again, the number that were supplied with free tea was 1,300. The whole of the expenses as worked out by the Relief Committee were paid by Mrs Davies. It is stated that the proceeda of the dance held at David's Hall were R.1 Sa and a previous dance brought ts to the relief fund, Both these state- ments are again incorrect; the amounts handed to the Relief Committee were in the first case Be, and secondly R4 Is Oid. In another paragraph it is stated that Dr Griffiths, M.D., is still contributing ES weekly towards the relief fund. I want to point out that such is not the case, although the genial doctor inCeoded to do No. The Belief Committee, after receiving his cheque on July 25th last, considering they had a fair amount of funds in hand, decided to aak the doctor to discontinue subscribing for the present, and that they would rather be without his cheque of August lat., which, as a matter of fact, had already been drawn, but was detained in accordance with the committee's wish. I am sorry, Sir, to be forced to seek your valuable space, but knowing it is not your in- tention to publish anything incorrect, and in fairness to Mrs Davies and the Relief Commit- tee, I have taken this liberty. Thanking you in anticipation, I am, etc., JOHN MORGAN, Secretary Maerdy Relief Fund. 26, James, Street, Maerdy. FERNDALE. The local committee continues its humane work and distributes one pound of bread to each child below the age of 16. On Monday the number relieved in this manner was 1,750. This week, M E. T. Evans, the secretary, received from Sir T. J. Lipton (through Mr Keir Hardie) 80 quarter-pound packets of tea and 80 lbs. of sugar. The following donations have also been received: Gwynalaw's touring party, from Glas- gow, B2; engineers and stokers -of No. 1 Pit, Ferndale, 10s; Mr Keir Hardie, -81; Rev E. Evans, Bangor, 2s 6d; Hiss Lizzie Jones, and Mrs R. Williams, Pitston, 2s 6d each. The total amount of receipts is R410 8s 4d. Keen distress prevails in the district, and if the operations will not shortly resume, the wolf must be allowed to enter the homes of the col- liers. Next Monday, the Sunday School child- ren of the Trerfeondda and Salem Newydd Chapels will be given a free tea. YNYSYBWL. The Relief Committee continue to make use of the funds at their disposal by keeping at-eft the soup kitchen at Noddfa Vestry. With the exception of a few days, the wc-k- men employed at the Baranddu Colliery have been working "double shift" since the com- mencement of the strike. This colliery is owned by Mr Tom Taylor, Poatyptfdd, who has gr, n. ted to his employees the advances asked for. On Tuesday afternoon a public meeting erf workmen, lately employed at the Lady Windsor Colliery, was held at Tabemaole (I.) Chalial to "consider the employers' ultimatum." 71 wu, decided, by a large majority, that the appoin- ted delegate should vote Thursday's conht. ence against accepting the masters' terms. The strike pay continues to be given out week- ly, and appears te bo steadily increasing, 48 being distributed to each adult and 2s to each boy. This is the highest amount yet paid to each individual. TRBHARRIS. About 2,500 meals were given out at the soup kitfcten during last week. The committee beg to acknowledge the following subscriptions to the local funds: -"Labour Leader," per Mr Keir Hardie, Pl. Mr H. Betts, Leicester, per Mr T. Andrews, £ 1 lis; sales of songs, per Mr J. Evans and Mr Hugh Edwards, lOa; also 80 quarter pounds of tea and 80 lbs. of sugar from Sir T. J. Lipton; six dbzen packets of cocoa from Cadbury BrotEers ,per Mr W. M. Evans, The members of the Church of Christ also dis- tributed 250 loaves of brefftl to the needy on Wednesday. LLANBRADAOH. A very successful concert was given at the Public Hall, Llanbradach, om Thursday rvening last, in support ef the men on strike a; Seag- henydd. We are pleased to state that the in- habitants of this place showed their dec «j n> pathy with their fellow workmen in a substan- tial manner. In the unavoidable absence of Mr S. Gregory, the chair was occupied by Mr Abra- ham Evans. THE WHOLESALE CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY'S DONATION. The amount of the donation of the Bondon branch of the Wholesale Co-operative Society allotted to Tonypandy is distributed by Mr T. Thatcher, the representative of Mr White, at the Tonypandy Co-operative Stores. All appli- cations must be made to him.
PONTYPRIDD BREWSTER SESSIONS. The annual licensing meeting for the Petty Sessional Division of Pontypridd was held on Wednesday, when the Bench was occupied by Mr Ignatius Williams (stipendiary), Dr R. C. Hunter, Councillor P. Gowaa, Mr T. P. Jen- kins, and Alderman William Morgan. The following licensed houses were OBJECTED TO BY THE POLlCE on account of structural defects: Bridgend Inn, Pontypridd; T<ew Inn, Rhydyfelen; Central Hotel, Pontypridd; Bailers' Arms, Treforest; Queen Adelaide, Treforest; Llewelyn Hotel, Pentre; Royal Exchange, Treherbert; Queenta Hotel, Llantwit; RQd Cow, Cross Vane; Butchers' Arms, Llantrisant; Fox and Hounds, Llantrisant, and Rock and Fountain, Llantri- sant. Mr Joseph Hairy Jones, solicitor, Cariltff, stated that the alterations to the Central Hotel, Pontypridd, and Red Cow, Cross Vane, had been carried out, and he now asked that the licenses for these houses be renewed. The alterations to the Rock and Fountain, Llantri- sant, were being carried out. The police hav- ing visited the Queen's Hotel, and finding the alterations satisfactory, withdrew their objec- tion. With this exception the consideration of the renewal of Ðae remaining licences was left over until the adjourned sessions on September P.8th. On account of MAGISTERIAL CONVICTIONS the renewal of the following licences will also be considered at the adjourned meeting :t—Cot- tage Inn, Treforest; Llantrisant Inn, Blentri- sant; Windsor Arms, Llantrisant; and the Caesar Arms, Pentyrch. All new applications were likewise adjourned. A billiard licence was granted to David Mor- gan, ceffee tavern, Trealaw, An application for a billiard lioence was also made by William Rees, Coffee Tavern, Tonypandy, but the room was considered too small. Tbe applicant pro- posed to remove the table into a larger room, and the application was adjourned.
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Pontypridd Pupil Teachers' School. Appended is a list shewing the results ob- tained by students of the school at the South Kensington Science and Art Examinations held in April and May, 1898. PHYSIOGRAPHY.—Elementary Stage. First Class. Lucy Edwards, Elizabeth A. Lewis, Louisa Hoskias, Agnes J. Davies, Sarah A. Tite, Mabel Grant, Sarah A. Millar, David E. Jones, Charlotte Williams, Minnie Hiscook, Maggie Williams, Ernest Williams, Hubert Jory, David W. John, Miriam E. Tite, Gertrude Lewis, Ethel M. Thomas, Henry Roberts, Thomas Griffiths, Mabel Jones, Titus Davies, Alice B. Key, Polly Jones, Katie Edwards, Lucy George, Charles H. Wise, John A. Williams, Francis Davies, Daniel J. Davies, and Bessie Shipton. PHYSIOGRAPHY.—Elementary Stage. Section I. PASSES- Gwen Williams, Martin L. Evans, Evan T. Rees, Mary E. Jones, Thomas Gowan, John George, Blisie Rankin, Mary J. Edwards, Flor- ence Jones, Gertrude Brown, Mary Owen, Florence Beechey, Elizabeth A. Thomas, Mary Fenwick, Sarah Mordecai, iuoSSlia Davies, Ed- ward Williams, Walter Keel, Ernest Battmm, Thomas Hughes, Harriet Jones, Lilian Wil- liams, and Agnes Rowlands. THEORETICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Elementary Stage. First Class. Mary Alice Jones, Mary E. Evans, Margaret Marks, Gwilym Hughes, Lewis Webb, David J. Lewis, Nellie Harland, Cassie Gibbon, Maria Jenkins, Gladys Harris, Alice M. Morgan, Annie Richards, Gladys Morgan, and May Robotham. FREEHAND DRAWING. First Class. Gwen Hughes, Lillian Williams, Mabel Jones, and John A. Williams. Second Class. Gertrude Lewis, Lewis Webb, Lizzie Morgan, EG ward Williams, Sarah A. Millar, Maggie Waite, Annie Lewis, Agnes J. Davies, Hubert Jory, David J. Lewis, Gertrude Brown, Maggie Williams, Agnes Rowlands, Masgaret Marks, Margaret A. Jones, Maggie Johns, Polly Jones, Sarah A. Tite, David W. John, Ernest Wil- liams, Charlotte Williams, Francis Davies, Min- nie Hiscock, Miriam E. Tite, Sarah Mordecai, Ellen Spraggon, Thomas Hughes, William C. Rees. MODEL DRAWING. First Class. Walter Keel, Ernest Battram, Hubert Jory. Bessie Shipton, David E. Jones, John A. Wil- liams, Rhys Morgan. Second Class. Elizabeth A. Lewis, Mabel Grant, Gwilym Hughes, Titus Davies.
Caerphilly Magistrates aqd Scorchers." RECKLESS RIDING TO BE STOPPED. A POLICE INSPECTOR'S NARROW ESCAPE. On Tuesday, at the Caerphilly Police Court- before Alderman Henry Anthony, Dr Maurice G. Evans and Mr David Davies-William Rudd, engine cleaner, Senghenydd, was summoned for furiously riding a bicycle at Aber on the 24th August. The defendant pleaded guilty. Alderman Anthony: This is a very dangerous practice ancl we must put a stop to it if we possibly can. You don't know what you may do—run over an old person, or a young person for that matter. Inspector Roberts: I had a very narrow escape from being knocked down, sir. It was only about an inch from my leg. Alderman Anthony: I saw one on Sunday rid- ing as fast as he could past my way when people were coming out of chapel. He nearly ran over several of them. Dr Maurice Evans They think they have every right—— AMorman Anthony: I give a warning now, that when these oycliats are brought up here I will-do my utmost to put the law in force. (To defendant): You will be fined 10s and costs. We will Save to put this down. It is unreason- able to allow people to endanger the public in this way.
The World of Pastime. + By 11 The Sporting Scribe." The Mouontain Ash Stars Football Club held tir-eir annual meeting on Friday at the Napier's Inn, under the presidency of Mr David Owens, when the following officers were elected for th3 ensuing season: Captain, George Bynon; vice-captain, Morgan Lewis, and secretary, Dd. Bynon. The team would like to arrange matches with second class teams, and also with good junior teams. Apply David Bynon, Cara- doe street, Mountain Ash. The annual general meeting of the Ponty- pridd Thursday Football Club will be held at the While Hart on Monday evening at eight o'clock. On Saturday, the Blwch Elian Society of Ivorites, situate at the Rose and Crown Inn, Eglwysilan, holds its annual club feast. The procession will be abandoned this year, the committee having resort to a new programme, which consists of different kind of sports. These sports are confined entirely to the members of the club, and will commence at 5 p.m. sharp. Prizes will be given for the following, competi- tors having to pay a nominal entrance fee: — One mile bicycle handicap: First priee giv«n by Mr Hopkin Smith, Cwrtycelyn; second by Mr William Lewis, Bryntail. Quarter mile foot-race, prize by Mr T. Mey- rick. 120 yards foot-race, prize by Mr Bob Jenkins. 50 yards potato-race, prize by Mr William Meyrick. Baseball throwing through hoop at a distance of 30 yards, prize by Mr Thomas Meyrick. Baseball catching at 30 yards, prize given by A. J. Williams, D. Evans, William Meyrick, and William Bowen. AU members of the Aber Baseball Club are eligible for the baseball com- petitions. Mr Lewis Lewis, Bryntail, is secre- tary of the undertaking; Mr John Morgan, Aber, treasurer; Messrs D. Lewis and J. Mor- gan, Tiandicaippers, and Mr Hopkin Smith, starter. It is needless to say that this new departure will be enthusiastically taken up by tho "footmen" of Aber, and given fine weather au evening's pleasure awaits those who enjoy pure honest sport. Result of competitions will appear in succeeding issue of the "Free Press."
Cycling Notes II By Pedalphast." I Lamplighting times for week P.M. Sept. 2 .n .n 7.42 3 .n 7-40 4 7-38 5 ••• 7-35 6 .n .n 7-33 7 7-31 8 7-29 -0- CLUB RUNS. Club. Destination. Starting Meet. tune. Saturday, Sept. 3- Caerphilly St. Fagans 330 Windlor Pontypridd. Penarth 3- 0 White Treforest Pencoed 3 0. Bus** —Ladies Wenvoe 2-15 Lao^* "ysybwl Llandaff Wind** Monday, Sept. 5— Ynysybwl Abergavenny .n WilidsO Tuesday, Sept. 6— Treforest Impromptu run 7. 0 Busk Wednesday, Sept. 7— CaerphiUy Caerphilly 3.30 WindRO Tref. Ladies.Impromptu run. 8- 0 Lane Thursday, Sept. 8th— Pontypridd. Hensol 2 30 White Treforest Cardiff 3-30 B —Ladies Tongwynlais 2- 30." LaD' Continuniag his account of his cycling tOO in France, Mr Gwilym Lewis (Mardy) writes "On our arrival at Havre, we went to tJII Hotel d'Angleterre to have breakfast, and amused to find that we had to drink our coifee from a basin with a taSle-spoon. We now ÍJI- tended riding round the town, but found tho- the streets were covered with pave. AnyoJl having no objection to be well shaken, may over that pave, but we preferred not. therefore walked, Havre is situated at tb. moutih of the river Seine. It is a modem, verf Busy town, one of the most prosperous ports io France, and has a population of 130,000. go"" ever, it has no historical monuments, and f public buildings of interest. It is the home of the President, M. Felix Faure. -0- "In the afternoon we crossed the mouth rJ the river by steamboat to Trouville, one of tjo most popular "of all the modem French "ter ing-places. The Casino there is thronged by aU the fashion of Paris. Concerts are given dail theatrical performances twice a week, and ball on Sundays. We spent the evening he&< and went on next day to Caea. Tie road the way was excellent, and ran alongside tb* sea nearly the whole of the way, pastfltf through several charming bathing stations. It was a very hot day, but the cool breezes frot" the sea considerably tempered the heat,although they impeded our progress. We met with ofil ORe hill, but it was a mile long and unridabJe- However, the coasting down the other side d' a treat. -0-- "Caen has a population of 46,000, id compact I has good streets and shops, and is neb io architectural beauty. It is connected with tb' sea by a navigable canal. The chief objects tJ interest here are the castle (built by wigiso the Conquerer), and the church of St. FticsO (also founded by him in 1061), where the groo. leader was buried. In the latter the grave io marked by a grey marble slab in front of the high altar. However, the vault was bro open by the Hugpenots in 1562, the tomb 4' strcyed, and the bJ of the king were s&f' tered. The Sacristan showed us relics of ortgo saints, and tee priest's robeg, which were ¡nag- nificent and costly. The city contains maJtf beautiful promenades, most of which rua aloof tho banks of the rivers and canals, and &fI bordered with fine trees. a "Having stayed a night at Caen, we started early neat morning, and after mounting the biØ. which led out of the town, we went by a pier sant undulating "route through pretty coentl1, picturesque and prosperous-looking villages, toØ droit to Bayeaux, a distance of about 16 0* where we partook of light refreshments in interesting old bouse of medinval times. Tb* women here still wear the bavolette or head' dress of the court of the Dukes of Burgundf- Wi went to see the celebrated Bayeaux taper try in a raiall museum in the handsome squar* prc.me.nade, the Place du Chateau. "It is worked on linen 18 inches wide and C" feet long, and is believed to have been execuUI by Queen Matilda (wife of William the Oof queror), and the ladies of her court. It is etif broidered in coloured woollen thread, wttfc seenes (60 tableaux) illustrating the events who led to the conquest of England by William 1066, from the setting out of Harold to go tØ Normandy till the end of the battle. Over eaot picture ia a Latin legend. On leaving the t&WO we passed the magnificent citbedral, said to )it the oldest place of Christian worshop in Not" mandy. —o— "Our road now was undulating, and for miles we rode through tbe beautiful foreet Cerise, where we frequently met carts laden witfc huge trunks of trees. The route for the DOO 20 miles was a veritable grind up hiUa aU tb* way to St. Lo, which rests on a steep bill. Tb* neighbourhood is very pretty. We passed rig through, and began to entertain hopes of ha*" ing a fairly level road henceforward, but found that he next 16 milea to Coutances w** worse still, and the series of hills seemed to be' unending: Most of them though were ridobid, but made the work hard. The only comfort was the beauty of tbe district, hedges lined tb» road and flowers blosKtsied as in our co lanes, with the additional feature of a perfect surface for wheeling. 0 "We decided to take dinner at Coutances and travel by Train to Granville afterwards, as considered we had done a good day's riding- 53 nilles-on a terribly hot day over such billy country. The cathedral here standing on thfr summit of a hill is a commanding object as the town is approaoched, and visitors should --to the centre tower for the view, which is mag- nificent, and extends to Granville and the island of Jersey. -0-- "This was our only bit of training in France, but we found that the cost of carriage of a bike for any distance is only 10 centimes, or on8' penny. We wish the T.V.R. Company to this fact particularly. Next week I will have something to say concerning our journey fro- Granville to St. Malo and Jersey." A.YIXFTK St Sows. Cycle Manufacturer* ft Hepatrertf for High Grad* Cycle*. 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HOME RULE. To the Editor. Sir,—Would you allow me to express the pleasure T felt on learning from your leading article last week that you have found salvation on the Home Rule question. That your en- thusiasm for "Home Rule first and foremost" is waning affords me much satisfaction, and I am content that you are willing to place it even temporarily in the back ground for a Parliament or two. The Grimsby election shows that people are getting tired of this eternal Home Rule question aDtl the letter of the Libera: candidate for South Monmouthshire repudiating Home Rule is an indication that Mr Doughty's example will be followed by others. If the question be allowed to rest "for a parliament or two," I think by that time it will be very difficult to impart life to its dry bones. The ingratitude that has been shown to the memory of Gladstone need surprise no one. The Nationalists have been a good deal taken up lately celebrating the centenary of Wolfe Tone, who, having been banged as a rebel, was to otheir minds more deserving of a memorial, and so, with great eclat a monument to his memory was unveiled a week or two ago in Dublin. On this occasion the usual treasonable speeches were made, not the milk and water platitudes with which an occasional tfome Rule M.P. likes to tickle the ears of a Rbondda audience, but speeches breathing' rebellion and bitter hostility to England and England's Queen, which in any other country but "down-trodden Ireland," would earn for the speakers very short shrift indeed. I am, Yours respectfully, J. SHAW LYTTLE.