Iflustard and Cress. Many say that the portrait of the late Gen- eral Symons. the hero of the Transvaal, as de- picted in the "Western Mail" last week bore a striking resemblance to Police Sergeant Rees, Pontypridd. It is rumoured in official circles that the War Office has decided to order the 83rd Dragoon Guards, now stationed at iSenghenydd, and Aber, out to the seat of war. If this is so. we feel certain this crack regiment will render a good account of itself. The following conversation was overheard a few days ago, not many miles from Senghen- ydd —And you attend"—naming a Noncon- formist Chapel—Mrs -?" "Yes." "Dear me! I am sorry to hear it, for your hope is very small indeed." "Oh, well! if my hope is small, my faith is very large," was the reply. Mid-Rhonddaites are wondering as to what has bebccme of their Chamber of Trade. Are they resting on their laurels they ask, or do they think that all the needed reforms have been dealt with. At the formation of this important body the attendance was all that could be desired, and they worked with a will, then suddenly dropped into oblivion, and have remained there since. A young couple who were jjvarried at Pont- ypridd this week spent part of their honeymoon in a tour of inspection of the wonders of the "Free Press" office. We commend the tour to others who may want wedding cards printed. The wonders of the folding machine, the lino- type, and the "lift" were equal to a trip to Paris, and a lot cheaper A nod is as good as a wink etc. "Llew Llwyfü; once on a visit to the Malt- ster's Hotel, Pontypridd was asked what he would have to drink. His poetic reply was a quotation from Ceiriog: "Ti wyddost beth ddy- wed fy nghalon." On obtaining his glass of whiskey, he held it up to the light and joc- ularly quoted the well-Known phrase: "Mae son am danat ti'n mhob man yn codi'r gwan i fyny." "The man from the far West" was the ob- served of all observers at Upper Boat on Sun- day. His fine physique, and the object of his visit, and the questions where he came from and when was he going to return were the topics of the village gossip. Although he did not go yachting or follow the hounds, he spent most of his time between the Fox and the Boat. Morien was given a left-handed compliment in a barber's shop in Cardiff a few days ago. A young Welshman was shaving the Arch- tii-ijidl and in the course of the "small talk" indulged in, Morien spoke a few Welsh words. The barber at once guessed him to be a "Shoni' Hoi" from "the hills," and, after remarking that he was glad to find he was a Welshman, he sagely added "But you speak very good English" (Yr y'ch ch'i'n whilia Sa'snag da iawn."). Well, Morien certainly ought to be able to talk a little English now and again. It is rumoured at Llwynpia that the secret of the opposition of some public men to the Electric Tram is a genuine fear that the Bri- tish Electric Traction Co. will go in for elec- trically lighting the district. But the answer to that plea is that the Company will, if necessary, undertake not to flcod the place I with light. What they want is "power" not li Ot. "More power to their elbow," say the Tandy Square folks. Intense excitement prevailed at Treorky one right this week. Women and children watched a chimney on fire, and crowded the street as tl.ey watched. The occupier of the house (who is an army reserve man) was unconscious of the excitement, and of the cause of it. But, hear- irg the chattering that was going on outside, he fancied the Boers had come because he had ▼clunteered to go against them. He was about tn "shoulder his arm, to show how fields were won," when the excitement died away, and Treorky reverted to its normal calm and philo- sophic state. Hearing that the most popular Government official in Treorky was about to get married, and knowing him to be a seemingly confirmed bach- elor, we were staggered at the rumour, and sent a special reporter to make inquiries. It was then found that gossip was wrong. He is not thinking of anything of the kind, but a friend Q: the genial postmaster is about to enter the bonds of matrimony. Harris' celebrated creamery butter reduced to Is. per lb.-T. Harris, 75, Taff Street. 4704 The Treorky Royal Male Choir on Thursday 7qst gave another of the numerous charity con. ctrts which they have been accustomed to dur- irg the last few years, It is a pleasing feature to notice this commendable readiness on their part at all times to promptly render any assist- ance in their power to causes of absolute need, and their record in this direction can hardly be surpassed. David Morgan, Family Grocer and Provision Merchant, 11, Market street, Pontypridd, for .P First Class Groceries and Provisions at Lowest Prices for Cash. 4909 Miss S. M. Lewis, R.A.M. (silver medallist) the refined soprano from Ebbw Vale is an ac- cor, plished stage artiste. Her modest a,d un- assuming disposition, together with the excep- tional and commanding brilliance of her voice, are combining qualities that must of necessity, merit the highest econiums that are bestowed upon her. She has figured prominently in vartius engagements in the Rhondda, and her appearance at Treorky on Thursday evening last was another signal for an outburst of well- deserved appreciation from a. delighted audi- erce—such expressions of appreciation as which can only be forthcoming from a musical people, as the Rhondda and Welsh audiences are. No- thing but a brilliant future can be predicted for Miss Lewis. "You can see with half an eye" that Frank Thomas ("My Hatter,") sells the best 3/9 Hat. There seems to be no limit to the local Vol- uiteer stories suggested by the war. From Fentre comes a queer tale of a "soldier of the Qreen," who dreamt that he was in the war, and that he made prisoners of a whole regi- ment of Boers, and to his astonishment found that several of them were Irish. In his dream hi* asked one of the "bhoys" why he was fight- ing on the wrong side, when Pat replied, "Be- !arl, just as the pig was Paddy's best friend in Oireland, the Boer (boar) pays best now." "The old firm leads the way." "What, old firm?" "Why, FENNELL'S of course!" Mention of reservists volunteering for Trans- .2"\1 service reminds one that a local barber in the upper part of the Rhondda has volun- teired to go upon military duty, und the wafs ^♦■cJare that he devoutly hopes the offer will tnt be accepted. iii "'IiI..o,w does the Baptist minister get more ages than the Congregationalist here?" asked a Rhondda collicr of another old fogey. "Lw- 'im am weithio yn y dw'r" (Allowance for work- ing in water) was the prompt reply. They enjoy the joke at Treorky. A man went to look for work in that neighbourhood, and on being asked what his name was, answered "John Bower." "No," thundered the astoun- ds1 colliery official, "Jaw, Jaw, we don't want u-v Boers here; you ha1 better clear off, or I w shoot you, man." Ceiriog's daughter, Myfanwy,was married last, week at Penarth. It will be interesting to Gla- unorgaitshire admirers of Ceiriog to leam that Mrs Ceiriog Hughes is living at Newcastle-on- Tyne, and the daughter has taken up her resi- dence in the Premier Welsh county. Ceiriog's name is still "familiar as a household word" in Wales, and rightly so, for he was as humble. minded as he was talented.
The Editor, whila welcoming on all public topics, doe- iioi uold Iuul k If respon- sible for the opinions contained therein. Con- tributors must write on one side of the papel only, and letters brief and to the point Lave preference f-r insertion. All communications must be accotnp aaied by the correct name and address of the writer, not necessarily for pub- lication, but aa a guarantee of good faith.
RHONDDA SCHOOL CHILDREN AND THE TRANSVAAL WAR. To the Editor. Sir,—Now that the war, rightly or wrongly, has broken out between this country and the Transvaal and Free State, I respectfully sug- gest that you open your columns for subscrip- tions either toward the families of the reserves, who have been called so suddenly away from their families, or for the wounded ones, which, 1 leave to your judgment. This will also be a capital opportunity for the scholars in our schools to give their mites, as they have done wlen the terrible colliery explosions have taken piece. Our brave defenders have very little to look forward to, at the best of times, and I think that by doing our best, we shall be show- ing that we are sympathetic and patriotic. I a.n ready with my contribution as soon as you have decided to open a fund. Thanking you in anticipation, and hoping, as a Christian, that this calamitous war and its readful conse- quences will soon terminate, I remain, yours,— i GWLDGARWR. 4
FERNDALE LICENSING QUESTION. To the Editor. Sir,—It is wi h deep regret that I learn that the medicine which I recommended fcr "Listener" (Scandalmonger would, I think, be a more appropriate nom-de'-plume) has picved so distasteful or ineffective that the ¡ patient is still subject to wild flights of fancy, which arc r-rrr-Tnr'v dangerous symptoms, especially in persons weak intellect. His I latest delus'cn is tlt h: s produced or manu- factured a c-ip, for whiryi he claims remarkable ftting prcf.ert'r-s. b": vbVh, in his usual bung- ling fashion, he has pol;i d on the wrong head. He next accuses me of being wrong in saying that a mountain has been made of a small mole- hill, then with commen lable inconsistency, bears out my statement by confessing himself guilty of a little exaggeration. Call a stick a stick, my friend, and seek not to disguise a contemptible tissue of lies by giving them the, more genteel name of exaggerations. If, as he darkly hints, the Convention is to have the settling of this matter, it is to be hoped that more trustworthy evidence will be forthcoming than that which "Lis oner," by his own show- ing, obtains in the first place at second-hand, then alters and exaggerates to such an exten6 a" to render it unrecognisable and worthless. In another of his paroxysms, "Listener" in- forms us that Fcrndale chapels are merely places of refnge for law breakers, who take advantage of the sancitity of the buildings to do and say things which, if repeated, in th? open air, would be punishable with imprison- ment. Truely, this is a most flattering de- scripition of our places of worship, and, if true, is a standing disgrace to professed followers oc our blessed Saviour.. "Listener" may, or may not, be right in ac- cusing certain church members of being hypo- critical and quarrelsome, but let "he that: d ) guiltless cast the first stone," and I must admit that I fail to perceive the fitness of exaggerat- ing scandalmongers to reproach even hypo- crites. In conclusion, my poor, deluded frienl, let me add to my alleged lavishness by offering you another bit of advice. You speak r-ost feelingly of the hundreds of young men who walk the roods and mountains in preference to being in squabbles. Do you think it right t J further poison their minds and to instil in them a profound contempt for everything per- taining to religion simply because you think you have discovered some black sheep among God's f.ock? Would it not be nobler and better to seek to reclaim these young men by reminding t t>m that they should not depend entirely on tl-.e "set fawr," nor yet the pulpit, for example, b,it should keep their eyes fixed on that one p<rfect model which God hath set before them in the person of His only Son. Hoping that "Listener's" ailment is only a temporary attack and that it will not become chronic, I remain, with apologies for again intruding on your vaiuable space, Yours respectfully, A FERNDALE READER.
A PONTYPRIDD DIVORCE SUIT. In the Divorce Court on Friday (before Mr Justice Barnes) a. case was heard in which Mr William Quick, a miner, formerly of Camborne, Cornwall, now of South Africa, sued for a di- vorce by reason of his wife's adultery with Thomas Heather, with whom she was said to be living at Davies Place, Pontypridd. The suit was undefended. The parties were mar- ried in 1889, and during the petitioner's ab- sence in 1896 the wife, it was said, had a child. Since then she and correspondent had been liv- ing at Pontypridd, where the co-rej-'oti l»nt had been a collier. A decree nisi was grantee.
HOCKEY. Pontypridd v. Aberdare.—Played at Ponty- pridd to-day, and resulted in a tie of 1 goal each. A fast game throughout. The goals were scored by J. E. Thomas (Aberdare) and Ed- mondes (Pontypridd), W. L. Thomas played a sound game for Pontypridd.
CYCLING. An important general meeting of e Tre- forest Cycling Club will be held at the Bush Hbtel, Treforest, on Monday evening next at eight o'clock.
NOTES AND COMMENTS. I —V —• "Our Country! In her intercourse with for. eign nations, may she always be in the right; but our country right or wrong." So said Stephen Decatur in proposing a. toast in the year 1816, and not withstanding our ab- horence of war, our dislike of the tactics of the present Government, and our unstinted con- demnation of the Colonial Secretary, we to-day ccho the sentiment contained in that old toast. We have neither admiration for, nor patience with, the maudlin heroics of so called Britons who masquerade as a contingent of renegades and traitors in the Boer army. As a political move, the action of the self styled Irish Brig- ade is as silly as the division in the ranks of the Irish Parliamentary representatives. But the splendid conduct of the real Irish Soldiers (not the blusterers who the other day shouted for a chance "to go to the front") shows that the "boys" are fighting on the right side. -0- Not yet! Oh, no-the Pontypridd District Council's consideration of the various schemes referred to in these columns has not yet come to anything! Correspondents who ask us to keep them posted up with the latest intelligence as to the progress made must not forget that the "mills of God grind slowly," and as the Dis- trict Council members appear to be waiting for Providence to do something for the town and district, it is rather early to expect any unnatural developements. The Common is still the recreation ground of the people; the ver- bal conveyance of a negative message from Col. Lyne as to the utilisation of the Ynysangfcaxad has apparently strangled the life of the agita- tion for acquiring that beautiful site for the use of the public. The purchase of the Waterworks is, (as it has been for fifteen years) "under con- sideration." Amalgamation of offices connected with rate-collection is a subject which may be likened to a still-born child, prematurely born, scowled at by some members of the Council and mourned only by its father, the Chamber of Trade! Mill Street, the narrow guage en- trance to the town (with its frowning arch labelled for the passage of dwarfs only,) still remains a silent monument of the state of inac- tivity which has so long prevailed in the Coun- cil. A young man who was asked to write an essay on "Snakes in Iceland," wrote a com- prehensive work in six words: "There are no snakes in Iceland." Now in reply to the cor- respondents who have been prodding us during the last week or two to tell them what progress has been made by the Council upon the lines suggested by us recently, we can only imitate the directness of the snake essayist, and say 'No progress has been made." Pontypridd on Sunday is a memorable place; nothing to do but to go to church or chapel and then home to bed. The District Council has on many occasions complained of the gangs of youths loafing and lolling about on the pave- ments on the Sabbath, to the obstruction and annoyance of passers by. Yet what are they to do ? Nothing is provided to counteract the apparent attraction of lounging about the streets chatting with friends who migfcc pass There is no park in which to while away the time on a Sunday, no Sunday concerts, in fact nothing is done to make Sunday a day of harm- less enjoyment to all as well as of rest. True Sunday is the one holiday in tie week, bt there is no reason why it should be the most miser- able day, and that something is required after church was proved by the large audience which attended the concerts given by the Globe Choir on Sunday last. In this instance an excellent programme of sacred music was given. The first part consisted of sacred songs, anthems,, after which limelight views of Scriptural scenes were presented. In addition, such well-known songs as 'The Star of Bethlehem" and "Ora Pro Nobis" were pictorially illustrated whilst being sung. Then again the verses of the hymn "Abide with Me" were thrown on the screen and sung with enthusiastic fervour by the large assembly. In several large towns openrair meet ings are held on Sunday afternoons for work- ing men and addressed by working men, and in the evening after service Gospel Temper- ance meetings are promoted. Let the Dis- trict Council provide the Park, and the various sections of the religious community in the town might take the hint and provide some such form of entertainment as the above to lead the public on to higher, better, and nobler things.
Contravening Byelaws at Caerphilly. Before Mr Edward Edwards and other magis- ttstes at the Caerphilly Police Court on Tues- day David Jones, builder, Llanbradach, was summoned by the 'Caerphilly District Council for a contravention of their bye-laws. Mr W. Spickett, clerk to the Council, prosecuted, and slated that the bye-law which had been broken was Clause 11, which said "that every person who shall erect a building shall cause such building to be fenced with walls constructed of good bricks or other hard and incombustible material, properly bonded and solidly put to- gether with good mortar compounded with good lime and clean, sharp sand of suitable materials, with good cement, or with good ee- ment mixed with clean, sharp sand. John Nicholas Lailey, assistant surveyor, to the Council, said he inspected the buildings erected by defendant at Caerphilly on the 23rd and 24th of October. He noticed the mortar, and took a sample of it, which he now pro- duced. It was, in his opinion, unfit to 'use in the building, and did not comply with clause 11 It appeared to be made up largely fyom exca- vations from the foundations. The buildings were on Lord Windsor's estate. Dr M. G. Evans: I wonder that L, 1d Wind- sor permits such things to be done on his es- tate. Mr Edward Edwards: Is it a contidct? Defendant: No, sir, speculation. It was madt for the purpose of the flues specially, and Hey used it for some parts of the building. I hi-d bought other mortar from Howells and Harding. This mortar was made lly for doing up the flues. Mr Lailey said the sample was taken from tV hod as the man was using it. Defendant was fined £1 and costIf.
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Caerphilly-Tuesday. Before Mr Edward Edwards, Dr M. G. Evans, Messrs Evan Owen, William Thomas, and C. H. James. Daniel Parcel and James Wynn, colliers, of Llanbradach, were charged with committing a bleach of the peace on the 13th inst. They were seen by P.C. Eastment with their coats off near the De Winton Hotel, Llanbradach, fighting each other. Defendants did not ap- pear, and warrants were issued for their ar- rests. John Powell, collier, Ystradmynach, was summoned for removing pigs without a licence. P.C. James said he saw defendant's boy driv- ing four pigs on the road at Ystradmynach. n3 had no licence to remove them. His mas- ter said he thought the order had been re- voked. It had been in Monmouthshire, and ho (had not seen any order posted up in Gla- morgan. He was fined Is and costs. John Morgan, butcher, Bargoed, was sum- moned for furiously riding a horse at Bargoed. he was seen by P.C. Boobyer riding through Bargoed at the rate of 14 miles an hour, ( scattering the people right and left. He was fined 10s and costs. John Jones, baker, Senghenydd, was fined 2s 6d for neglecting to send his child Tegularly to school. Edward Clark, driver, Newport, was fined 53 and costs for driving without lights. For using obscene language on the 22nd ult., John Davies, collier, Nelson, was fined 10s. Thomas Williams, barber, Caerphilly; John Orton, actor, Caerphilly; and Hophney Thomas, collier, Nelson, were each fined one shilling and costs for keeping unmuzzled dogs. George Tidball, driver, Senghenydd, was clorged with being dnmk ,hiJ" in charge of a Lorsc and cart on the 21st ult. P.C. Williams stated that the defendant was very drunk and using bad language in the trap. He was fined 10s and costs. Rees Emmanuel, collier, Treforest, Joseph Pees, collier, Nelson, and Xichard Andrews, copier, Nelson, were each fined 10s and costs f. r Sunday drinking, while for being drunk and disorderly the following were fined: -Arthur Strangford, collier, Senghenydd, and Thomas Davies, collier, Trelewis.
A- Meeting of Sliding Scale Gsmmittee. A meeting or -he South Wales and Mon- mouthshire Hh i:n^-5calc Committee was held a, the couio vr. offices, Cardiff, on Monday. M.- Archibald Hood occupied the chair, and 3fi William Aham (Mabon), M.P., the vice- clair. Several «:Spates at the associated collieries "sere dealt with. DARE HAULIER,S DISPUTE. The existing hauliers' dispute at the Dare Colliery, one of the Oceun Colliery Company's pits at Treorky, was explained by Mr William Abraham, M.P., on behalf of the workmen, an t by Mr William Jenkins on behalf of the owners of the colliery. Notices had been given by some the hauliers at this colliery to t(rrrinate -Upon the application of the owners committee for a with- drawal of ih.-s:, aciiccs, and the reference of this dispute Vi f. mmittee, as laid down in iwio J:-jir;scai > agreement, it was eTMituaHj u->cid'*i ihai M.-ssrs W. Jen kins ad W. Abrs-hajr. sl-old "j favour to get those workmen now doing ii* vork of the hauliers who are irl;" tv iccept ,„„ work, so as to re- irstate tho hauliers, ncd, on that being done the dispute wi! 1 be ¡n(! jnto by the joint committee, YrOliKIN., lUjl ilS AT IfOUNTAIN ASH colluhiks. It was reported efforts which had letu mad,; b- • n tie company and the workmen at Mountain A*h cilleries, re working hI urs, disrmlr. had Dot been successful, and no settlement Iklu rived at. HAULIEHS Dispry*; AT THE MARITIME COLLIERY. This d/sj,~u.\ wiiicj'i .W led to notices being given by t-ho hauliers; terminate contracts 0,5 the 31st inst., wa, brought before the com- rii.ttee.-I,- v.,i, at"r,ed t/j.it, in the absence of M Ben Davie* who f. prwents the workmen, tl. workman. side of committee would re- commend the notices be suspended for a n.orjth, pending tho n l'erence of the question t: the next. r > ing of the joint committee. GWAilNCAElxURWEN DISPUTE. The dispute pending at the Gwaencaegurwen Companys Old Pit, is due to the demands of the workmen to be conveyed from their work along the ejig-ne-piane, and was brought before the notice Oi. the joint committee. It was re- ported that the owners had raised an objection to concurring wsth the workmen's request, on "vbe ground that the practice could not be con- tinued with safety.—After some discussion, the subject wa3 referred to Mr C. H Eden and Mr Daronwy Isaac for investigation, in the event of the workmen bang w Jing to agree to that course and ;-v wj* U'ixa..v notices which they Lad given to contracts on the 31st mat. MOiiFA I)t$i?UTB. This dispute, wnlch im been referred back to Mr Charles BJün, it-presenting Messrs Viv- hu and Sons, and Mr John Williams, as repre- senting the workmen, to make a further effort t" arrive at a settlement, was again brought before the committee, it being reported by Mr Charles Eden that a part of the dispute had been settled, but that one part of the dispute still remained unsettled, viz., the question whether the "pay should be weekly, or, as at p- oft-at, fortnightly." SWANSEA MINERS AND THE SLIDING SCALB. Following the meeting of the sliding-scale committee there was a meeting between the representatives of the western collieries (Swan- sea District), which have recently been admitted into the South Wales and Monmouthshire Coal- owners' Association. The following were the representatives of the workmen present:- Messrs William Abraham (Mabon), M.P., John Williams, William Brace, T. D. Isaac, W. E. Morgan, and T. Richards (secretary). Mr Ed- ward Jones prejidtxl over the meeting. After a long discussion Mr John Williams (Neath), the represent a! hi. of the miners of the western district, wa.s iiuormed that the owners of the collieries within this district had decided to withdraw the notices which they had given the m&n to terminate contracts, and, consequently, posters will be put up at the respective collier- ies to that effect. ENGINEMEN AND STOKERS' DISPUTE. A meeting of the representatives of the sev- eral collieries who have received notices from tøe South Wales enginemen, stokers, and out- side fitters to tenWate contracts on the 31st inst was held on Monday at the coalowners offices, Cardiff, under the chairmanship of Wr T. H. Deacon, there being a large attend- ance. The object of the meeting was to make arrangements iu consequence of the nou-accept- ence by Mr Hopkins and the other representa. tives of the workmen of the amended schedule of rates of wages submitted to them by the owners' committee on the 25th inst." The meeting fully endorsed the action of the com- mitee representing the owners of the collieries in the matter, and decided to strictly adhere to the schedule of rates as offered by the work- from.
At rhe Caerphilly police-cO41 Mr W. Spickett appli^ 0" Council for a summoHS Frosser, whe whilst suffC'11^ disease wilfully exposed ber- f wJ,<i ulso had diphtheria- ^ie$ Sanitary Inspector irav*1-11^ summons wa3 granted. J
Porth-Thursday. Before the Stipendiary (Mr Ignatius Wil- liams), and Dr Ivor Lewis.. PORTH LAD'S SERIOUS OFFENCE. A little Porth lad named William Allen was fr ed 5s for lighting squibs and throwing them a the tram horses. The Stipendiary asked the boy's father to caution him, and to point o')t to him the seriousness of the offence. A YOUTHFUL THIEF. Edwin Evans (16, 'w)ho lodges at 6, Brook slreet, Britannia, Porth, was charged with stealing a bundle of laces, value at 4s 6d, the property of David Lewis, general dealer, Eirw Place, Porth. Jane Bestone, prisoner's land- lady, deposed to finding the bundle of laees under prisoner's bed. Prisoner pleaded guilty. He had only recently been sentenced to a month's imprisonment for the theft of a horse near Pontypridd. The Bench now ordered him to be imprisoned for three months with hard labour. DISHONEST LODGER AT PONTYGWAITH Samuel Procter was charged with stealing a purse containing E7, the property of his land- lord, Evan Thomas, of 53, Madeline street, Pontygwaith. Prisoner stole the money from a bedroom, and afterwards absconded to his home at Abertillery. He was arrested upon his return and handed the purse, which then contained six sovereigns, to the constable Prisoner pleaded guilty. The magistrates found him guilty of having stolen JE1, and told him that he had behaved in a very absurd manner. He was given the option of paying d31 or a month's imprisonment. A TYLORSTOWN COLLIERY OVERMAN ASSAULTED. A colliery haulier named Joseph Elias was charged with assaulting Lewis Lewis, overman at the Tylorstcwn Colliery on the 18th inst. The evidence showed that Elias went to the pit head in a drunken condition and wanted to be paid off. The overman advised him to see the tune-keeper. Elias replied that it was no good seeing him, and became very abusive, and ended in striking the overman on the head. Evan Evans, another official at the colliery, deposed to seeing the blow struck. Defendant admitted striking complainant, and stated that he pushed him first because he made an application to be paid off. Defendant was fined £1 and costs, which amounted to Li 15s. He took the alter- native of a month's hard labour. TEETOTALLER FOR THREE WEEKS. Mary Jane Nelson, a married woman from Blaenavon, who was charged with drunkenness told the Bench that she had been a teetotaller for three weeks. At the end of that time she met a friend at Tonypandy, and went to have a glass. Supt. Cole said she had been a familiar figure at Court, and her husband always paid the fines. Defendant pleaded hard for one more chance. She was fined 5e.
Ystrad.~ Monday. Before Mr J. Ignatius Williams (Stipendiary) Alderman Richard Lewis, Councillors D. W. Davies and J. D. Williams, M.F.H. PROPOSED NEW POLICE COURT AT TON Before the commencement of the proceedings the Bench of Magistrates inspected the plans of the proposed new Police Court Buildings to be erected at Ton. The plans which were sub- mitted by Mr B. S. Griffiths, architect, Tony- pandy, consisted of a court only without a police station attached. This the magistrates pointed out would necessitate considerable in- convenience to prisoners who would, in the event of plans being adopted, have to be marched to and fro to get meals previous to being escorted to prison. Councillor D. W. Davies promised to bring the matter before the Joint Committee. HIS TEETH TOLD A TALE. Edwin Duckfield, a Treherbert collier, was fined 7s 6d and costs for keeping a licenceless dog. Defendant called a witness to prove the dog was under age, but Superintendent Cole examined the animal's molars and found a fully developed set, and consequently expressed an opinion that it was over six months old; and so thought the magistrates. TOO STRAIGHT FOR POLICEMEN. Thomas Wilberforce, herbalist, Tonypandy, was summoned for Sunday trading, and for us- ing obscene language. P.C. Dolby said he caught a young man purchasing a pennyworth of-matches at defendant's shop on Sund-r He 22nd inst. When he told defendant he would be reported he proceeded to use most obscene language, and followed him out into the street. Defendant, interposing said he would have used the same language to the Lord Chief Jus- tiee if he came into the shop as the constable had done. "I am a bit too plain, I Mo, he added, "for the people in this Valley, let alone policemen." (Laughter). Stipendiary: Do you think you have a right to use bad language behind your own counter? Defendant: I own I used two bad expressions there. The oonstable said I was a liar, and I told him he was a b liar. What I said I will own, but I don't like things exaggerated, turned upside down, and read backwards Ike. (Laughter). The Stipendiary said no doubt defendant was addicted to using strong language, but there seemed to be some doubt as to when it was used. He would be fined 2a 6d for Sunday trad- ing and the other case dismissed. PRIZE-FIGHT AT YSTRAD RHONDDA. Two young men, colliers, named William Jenkins and Samuel Fear, not out of their teens, were charged with engaging in a prize- fight for £ 5 aside at xstrad Rhondda on Sun- day morning last. When arrested by P.C. Ashton Jenkins said he was very sorry; he had fought for L5, but it should not ihappen again. Fear also now admitted that the fight was for money. Both defendants were bound over to keep the peace for six months, and also ordered to pay the costs of the case. PECULIAR FRIENDLY GREETING. William Haggetty and George Chappel, Tre- herbert, colliers, were also summoned for com- mitting a breach of the peace at Treherbert last Saturday night. Haggetty said Chappel came into the hotel, where he was drinking a pint of beer, and caught hold of his ear with his teeth. They met again on going home, and had a fight owing to it. Chappel now told the Bench he simply meant a friendly greeting by catching hold of his ear. (Laughter). Stipendiary: You must each pay costs. A DOUBT ABOUT IT. Henry Beaton, driver to Mr Hopkin Morgan, Pontypridd, was summoned for furiously driv- ing two horses attached to a bakery van at Llewelyn street, Pcntre, on the night of the 18th inst. P.C. Lloyd said the pace was 12 miles an hour. After hearing the evidence the Stipendiary thought there was a doubt in re- spect to the rate, and consequently dismissed the case. HER FIRST AND LAST OFFENCE. David Thomas, general dealer, Treherbert. for whom his wife appeared, was fined 2s 6d for Sunday trading; so also was Elizabeth Jenkins, of Tonypandy. Mrs Jenkins said it was her first offence, and it would be her last. GONE TO "COLLEGE" AGAIN! "Why dont' you work?" said the Stipendiary to John Thomas, of Blaengarw, who was sum- moned by his wife Ann Thomas of Penrhiwfer, for £ 1 7s maintenance arrears due under an order made at that court recently. "There are only three turns in this pav ticket out of a ¡' fortnight," added his worship. "Well," replied the defendant, "T don't get a chance I have been down in "college." Stipendiary: Down in college? What do you mean? Defendant: Well, in gaol if you want to know. (Laughter). Stipendiary: You don't try to majntain your wife. It is absurd for you presenting a pay ticket for three turns out of a fortnight. You must go to gaol for another moni h, Defendant: Thank you. Stipendiary: I think they make it too com- fortable for you down in Cardiff gaol myself. SCHOOLBOY CHARGED WITH WOUND- ING A PORTER. In the Lesser Court, before Messrs D. W. Davies and J. D. Williams, M.F.H.. a pupil at the Ystrad Higher Grade School named David John James, of Tonypandy, was charged with wounding James Mianuel, a porter engaged at j the T.V.R. station, on Wednesday, October 25th, Mr D. W. Jones defended. The evi- dence showed that the defendant on the date I in question acted rather rowdr on the platform at the Ystrad station, anu was ejected by the porter. Defendant retaliated by throwing his tin-can at him, which marked him on the eye. Subsequently the boy was arrested by instruc- tions from Inspector Menhennick. The magis- trates now told the complainant that he had no right to eject defendant as he ibad done, and that it was carrying things rather far in having I the boy arrested under sudh circumstances. Upon application the case was reduced to one of common assault, and defendant was asked to pay 5s towards the costs. SHE HAD ENOUGH OF HIM. Charles Cousins, a collier, living at 58, Ton: Row, Ton, Pentre, was summoned by his wife f Sarah Ann for persistent cruelty during the last six months. Mr D. W. Jones prosecuted and Mr James Phillips, Pontypridd, defended. Complainant said in reply to questions put by her solicitor that her husband had on many occasions come home at night and flung his prepared food on top of the fire. He would sit for three whole weeks in a sulky mood and never speak to her, and his dear little children should not go near him. Last Treherbert sports night h8 created a disturbance in the house, caught hold 8f her by the throat, and threatened to choke her if she did not leave the house instantly. His conduct attracted a large crowd around the door. He habitu- ally went on the spree, and came home drunk and smashed things. Replying to Mr Phillips complainant admit- ted that her husband had given her £4 10s dur- ing the last month. Elizabeth Canning, a neighbour, spoke to hearing defendant threaten -to take his wife's life if she did not leave the house. His language was most vile. Defendant denied having ever caught hold of his wife's throat. He might have been sulky for a week, but never for three weeks. His wife was always at her mother's and neglected him. The Stipendiary (suggested adjourning the case to give the parties another trial, but Mrs Cousins said she had had enough of her hus- band's bad conduct, and would prefer going out to earn her own livelihood if the Bench would make an order that he maintain his children. The magistrates agreed, and an order for the payment of 7a per week towards the maintenance of his children was made against defendant. 0
PATENTS. This Weekly List of applications for patents is compiled by William J. Munden, of 75 Chancery Lane, Loudon, W.C., Editor of Thl Inventor's Assistant. This journal is the only one published en- tirely in theinterears ot Inventors. It is issued v nny °r si* moths' sub- scription, post tn'M, rvincp-en^ Clvde^Ro^r)t0 pGr)i161',1' Robert Cook Say* U. in obtaining i,' Improvements electricity aru1 vapourising fluids by October 16th, George Alfred Russell, Am ■ Waterloo Road, Newport, Mon. An improved "bush" for wheel axles. 20,822, October 18th, Alfred Sovell and G. iunchen, Hanham Road, Kinkswood, near Bristol. A metallic box or case with inter- locking air tight cover for storing articles of food. tobacco, etc. 20,906, October 19th, Edward May Munro, William Wood, Henry Brecknell, and Hugh Innes Rogers, Bristol. Improvements in trol- ley standards used on cars or wagons electri- cslly propelled from an overhead wire. October 20th, Charles Miles, Glenview, With- leigh Road, Knowle, Bristol. Improvements in brakes for velocipedes and motor carriages. 20,983, October 20th, William Wood, 2, John street, Bristol. Improvements in trolleys used o" overhead wires for electric traction.
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PONTYPRIDD AND LLANWONNO BOARDS PUPIL TEACHERS' S DD. PONTYPRIDD. j At the recent Science and Art the pupils of this school obtained stated below.— PHYSDGRAPSY- Elementary Shi^e.—Is* ClaSs. rd5, Sarah E. Vaugkau, Mary J- Keel, Annie M. Davies. Evan l. Bat tram, Martin L. Evans, ¡ll ø E. A. Jones, Margaret J. :Mo,.e, j Summers, Thomas O. Hughes, ,Jc;!J1 Margaret A. Williams. Annie C. | J. Lloyd, Mary Fenwick, F] 01-4", Mi-ggie Johns, EMzabeth A. Davies, Maggie Waite, Harriet j Jcnes, Thomas J. Govwui, Lizzle,øJte Elizabeth M. Thomas, Maggie À. j idwen Thomas, Janet Jones, Gvien Williams, Elizabeth Roaser« Sarah J. Morgan, Gertrude rrobert, i ean, Mary Hughes, Katie Griffith3' j* Jessie Dodd, Maggie Edwards, y- Gertrude Lewis, Annie M. phillips tb Howells, Gertrude Brown, Eljz. f Sarah Mordecai, Elsie Rankin, LIlia d Annie Lewis, Mary E. Jones, E'd'wg I 1811" iams, Ernest W. Keel, Agnes H. Leigh. Second Class. Mary Owen, Edith M. Morris, Elizabeth Penny, Ellen Davies, THEORETICAL INORGANIC C Jiul Advanced Stage, First (!,1S Rhys Morgan, Gwyhm Hughes. Second Class. JV Mary E. Evans, Alice M. Mor, Lewis, Mary A. Jones, Lewis NVebb botham, Cassie Gibbon, Maria Jeilkittil.. :t FREEHAN;>RA Wa.. Elementary Stage, 1st Hubert V. Jory, Thomas C- 311 M Morgan, Gwladys G. Morgan. Utd, Mary E. Jones, Mary fill- Kuner, Elizabeth Payne, John G!ld;1 L. Evans, Edward W. Williams, j* Margaret Marke, David J. Lcwiso., Thomas O. Hughes, Elizabeth A. Davies, Gertrude Brown, Second Class- Ernest Battram, Lizzie M- Richards, Maggie Waite, Gwe° trade Lewis, Mary A. Howells ^1$ Elizabeth A. Jones, Gertrude %>e igC^i Jones, Elsie Rankin, Sarah flfij Rowlands, Maria Jenkins, Evafl T. 0. Jones, Marl H. Leigh, Florence »• Mary J. Edwards. < MODEL DRAWU^^ j Elementary Stage, Ist CIO, Gwen Hughes, David rgall, q. mers, David J. Lewis, Tho11335 #01 Ochn C. George Euan T. Jtee5¡ Williams. J Second Class. Q '0 II Maggie Waite, Mary B. Marks, Martin L. Evans, | ym Hughes. teSt
Clydach Vale v j (By OBSERV^' ;1 Last Friday evening was rejoicing' on the arrival of .the 1 the dressmakers' shop. :4ls1 Warm times are ahead for tb" ^jj J Cairbrian Collieries on the j n-ent for the ripping of top al1 ) Cairbrian Collieries on the qa";é went for the ripping of top alla i ) night repairers. Æ1f.J e V' íØf.t J am sorry to hear that itvo been expending much of tbelt vho is the author of the p0^e appeared in this valuable Who are the gentlemen bel00^^ place of worship who are very. tbØ the tap-rrom and indulging J John Barleycorn, etc.,$j, heard debating on r»ufeious o me that they are ct,. and spirits divine with a \eB8e ^(r •nee K/ it is only a few weeks ago S (Mabon) and Mr David o'.r esteemed agents lor tb0 c district organisation, gave » ft men of our village, and addresS^a|;ter^.j rights of the organisation ing to the sphere of our wor^ pe ou'<■ of disputes. Ifc appears workmen have forgot the our most prominent agents 1 tf1( them Is it not essential tha*' eV.1ijd 6^ fl ing in and about the po;Vej badge, to show the strength i ^1$0 I union to the public at ]args» a kiJ1" the officials who they are j to convince them (the offici»ls) a fjj one great body 0f men *b° 10 t tue rights of their labour. When men and women p To hang the masters °n a When gaffers shall »° l0°re, t 0x Or reign in pits through n1^ "Ks then the colliers i*1 Will shout triumphantly | Since the Central Committee j) badge of new design to be -or t of n.-en of our district, is it not a Par$ tn J as workmen and union mem of new design. It is understood men are to exchange their badge J months. Now, there are a Sre^ workmen who ore as yet wea^e badges, and some have no b» their possession. Is ifc n°fc a<^V' badge ought to be renewed evC^ (W cause there are many men who on the go from one colliery to 3 ^)#i course of two months, cspceiallf < comes tame to show the new A top at the end of the two montl^jj) g»t off scot free. I also noticed a £ regarding the badge of new desi?^^ come into force, i.e., some of °ar tee do not wear their badge ° I noticed this the other week te-> were inspecting badges °n collieries. Now, unless our c° I their badges and practise vvbflt they are of no use as leaders of the they are of very little ? t 4