Mountain Ash Poll. Polling for Seven Guardians and One District Councillor took place on Mon- day. It is a long time since so many seats were contested for the Guardians. Three years ago only three Wards were contested, as follows: -Darrenlas: Tro- mans, 430; D. S. Lewis, 368; majority, 62. Miskin: T. Richards, 482; Rev. G. Neighbour, 455; majority, 27. Aber- cynon: Wm. Evans, 601; Rev. Mr. Wil- liams, 457; majority, 144. This year two new seats had been created, one in Pen- dhiwceiber Ward and another in Aber- cynon Ward. Four candidates in each c- instance put up for the two seats. The results were declared on Tuesday morn- ing from the Town Hall, Mountailn Ash. They were as follows:- GUARDIANS. DUFFRYN WARD. *Fred Noel Gray 590 Edwin Lovell (Lab.) 295 295 DARRENLAS. *Noah Tromans (Lab.) 537 Evan Morgan 467 70 PENRHIWCEIBER WARD. *John Williams 797 D. T. Davies (Lab.) 447 Non-elected. Wm. Hicks 332 J. P. Davies 321 ABERCYNON WARD. Mrs. M. J. Fenwick. 714 Wm. Dyer (Lab.). 534 Non-elected. Thos. Jones (Junction Hotel). 523 Hugh Barrow Jones 160 Asterisk denotes old member. DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTION. ABERCYNON WARD *T. W. Jones 645 Wm. Jenkins (Lab.) 550 95
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Football. BY SPECTATOR." ASSOCIATION. Western League. On Monday Bristol City brought down a powerful eleven in search of valuable league points, no less than six first teamers turning out. Fatty Wedlock accompanied the team as lines- man. Aberdare played Levi at centre. The crowd, for such an important fixture, was disappointing. Aberdare faced a strong wind in the first half, but never- theless looked like scoring early, Levi driving over the bar. Bristol forced a corner, which proved abortive. Aberdare again took up the attack, Tippett being fouled, but the free-kick did not help them. Keeping up the attack, Bristol were hard pressed, but the home front line finished poorly. Breaking away, the visitors became dangerous, and a much disputed goal was allowed. Foster shot for goal, the ball striking the post, and from the rebound. Radford, who was standing offside, found the net. Levi was very unfortunate with a shot which struck the upright when Clay was beaten all ends up. A free kick against Parker enabled the Bristolians to add to their lead. Half-time score: Bristol City, 2 goals; Aberdare, nil. 000 In the second half Aberdare were much the better team. Young handled within the area, Bradbury beating Clay with the penalty kick. A centre from Hilton was headed in by Foster, Roderick being at fault in not punching out. Aberdare invaded the Reds' territ ory, where f Levi reduced the lead with a grand shot. The Bristol defence was kept busy, and must be accounted fortunate in gaining the two league points. Final score: Bristol Citv, 3 goals; Aberdare, 2 goals. 000 The visitors were decidedly lucky to escape defeat. Fatty Wedlock expressed an opinion that Aberdare were value for at least one point. An injury to Joe Lewis weakened the home team consider- ably in the second half. The City Directors paid Aberdare a very neat com- pliment in sending down such a powerful eleven. c o o As previously mentioned the gate was far below expectations, and unless a vast improvement takes place during the re- mainder of the month, I am afraid the Directors will fight shy of running a team next season. The public have not done very much to make the lot of those at the head of affairs a very happy one. There is yet time to give them a little encouragement to again take up their arduous duties for another season at least. And will those "sportsmen" who take up free positions on the surrounding tips and more especially the G.W.E. em- bankment, give a little thought to their dishonest actions? dishonest actions?
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Aberdare Police Court. WEDNESDAY.—Before Sir T. Marohant Williams (Stipendiary), Messrs. D. P. Davies, D. W. Jones, and Dr. Jones. EJECTMENT. Mrs. Solomon applied for an order to eject P. Bagshaw, 11, Rachel-street, Aberdare. Granted. LICENSING. Mr. T. W. Griffiths applied for the transfer of the licence of the Bridgend Inn, Trecynon, from T. H. Dovey to Edward Evans. Also the Bunch of Grapes, Aberdare, from Edward Evans to Wm. Davies (temporary). Mr. T. H. Dovey applied for the trans- fer of the Rhoswenallt Hotel, Abernant, from T. E. Bowen to himself. All were granted. MISCHIEVOUS'BOYS & A WEEPING GRANDMA. David Williams, Haydn Palmer, David J Thomas, J. H. Thomas, Alfred Wil- liams, Edgar Thomas, David Jones, all Swmbach lads, were charged with doing wilful damage to P.D. property at Lletty- skenkin Colliery. Mr. C. Kenshole prosecuted. John Parfitt, haulier at the colliery, said that he saw the lads run a tram against a chaffroom door, damaging the deor and frame. David Thomas, mechanical engineer, assessed the damage at 5s. The Stipendiary said that the case was not a very serious one. Probably the lads did not break the door deliberately. They would be fined 5s. and costs each. Alfred Williams' grandmother wept bitterly, but the Stipendiary assured her that the Bench were not going to hang her grandson. U We would like to see him crying, not you," said the Stipen- diary. WINDOW SMASHING AT ABERNANT A CHALLENGE WHICH WAS NOT ACCEPTED. David Meyrick was charged with damaging a window, the property of David James. David James, 3, Foreman's-row, Aber- rant, said that defendant came to his house and challenged him to fight, which challenge witness did not accept. De- fendant thereupon smashed witness's windows. Defendant held that he had done it under provocation, because he had some grievance against James and his family. But the Stipendiary held that that was no justification for smashing windows. Lewis James, complainant's son, gave evidence on behalf of his father. Defendant had to pay 5s. and costs and damages. NON-ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL. The following parents were fined:- Dd. W. Phillips, order; John Williams, order; Frederick Tree, order; Wm. Chat- tington, 10s.; Joseph Rowberry, 5s.; Arthur Porter, 10s. AN ERRING HUSBAND. WIFE SUBJECTED TO LONG CATECHISM. Charles Leeke, formerly fruiterer at Aberdare, was summoned for deserting his wife, SarEwb. Jane Leeke, 7a, Rachel- street, Aberdare. Mr. T. W. Griffiths prosecuted. Mrs. Leeke said they had been married lti years. Defendant's niece, a girl named Evans, was living with witness and her husband. One night witness dis- covered Leeke and his niece in bed to- gether. Defendant's excuse was that he had gone to that bed to see a row in the street. On the following Monday both left the house, defendant getting a brake tn take away the girl's belongings. Wit- ness was not able to trace him till last week, when he was found at Wakefield. Her husband had been living in adultery with the girl. Witness had three chil- dren. Defendant put to his wife a series of questions, which he read from a note- book. Some of them the Stipendiary ad- vised Mrs. Leeke not to answer, and others he answered himself. At one stage the wife was getting very voluble, and the Stipendiary remarked that he believed that defendant had been fright- ened away by his wife's speech.. Mrs. Leeke held that she was kicked black and blue by the girl at the time of parting. Defendant (to his wife): Who told you where I was? Mr. Griffiths: You had better ask me that question. Defendant: Did you say that I was fue father of the girl's child? Mrs. Leeke replied that he was blamed for it. Defendant held that another man was paying towards the child. Stipendiary (to defendant): Have you gone through the catechism. It is not the short catechism with you, but a very long one. Pay 10s. a week and go away. Defendant: When shall I have to pay? Stipendiary: Every week. PATERNITY. T Leo Parr was accused by Elsie May- nard, Sunny Bank-street, Aberaman, of being the father of her illegitimate child. Defendant was absent. Mr. W. Thomas appeared for com- plainant. An order of 3s. a week was made. A PAIR OF DESPERADOES. Evan Rosser, an old offender, was charged with having been drunk in High- street, Aberdare. Evan Rosser and Henry Rosser, his brother, were also charged with assault- ing P.C. Rees. The constable said that he was violently kicked by both defend- ants. Henry said he felt sorry for his brother, who was in the hands of the constable, and he interfered. Sergt. D. 0. Davies stated that he went to Rees's assistance. He was struggling with Henry Rosser, who was kicking the constable on the ground. Subsequently Evan Rosser kicked Rees on the ground. Both defendants were fined X5 and costs or one month for the assault. Evan was fined 10s. and costs for drunkenness, and ordered to find two sureties of his future good behaviour. DRUNK. John Williams, Trecynon, 10s. and costs. Thos. Price and Samuel Sweet, drunk in Brecon-road, Hirwain, 10s. and costs each. John Collins, in Cardiff-road, Aberaman, 10s. and costs.
Mountain Ash Education Committee. TUESDAY.—Rev. E. V. Tidman in the chair. The other members present were: Mrs. T. W. Millar, Capt. F. N. Gray, J.P., Capt. G. A. Evans, J.P., Messrs. Thos. Jones, Griffith Evans, John Charles, Evan. Morris, W. Davies, G. H. Hall, Silas Williams and D. Rogers, with Mr. Alfred Morgan (Director of Education), Dr. Llewelyn Williams (Medical Officer of Schools), and Mr. W. H. Williams (architect). vl OUTING STOPPED. Some time ago the Committee appointed the Director of Education and the Schools Medical Officer to attend a con- ference of School Hygiene to be held in Paris. It was afterwards resolved to communicate with the Local Government Board asking them whether expenditure could be incurred in this direction. The L.G.B. now replied that they were not aware of any power under the Local Authorities Act to pay such expenses. They were, therefore, not prepared to sanction the- expenditure. Director: We may have power under some other Act. Capt. Gray: You will find a way if there is a way. Director: Don't worry yourself, I am not anxious to go. Capt. Gray: It appears that you are anxious. Director: After Capt. Gray's success at the polls to-day perhaps he will stand treat. (Laughter.) Mr. W. Davies: It is still open for the Director to go on his own expense. Director: No, thank you. Cannot afford it. ANOTHER OUTING. It was reported that the annual con- ference of Education Committees would take place on April 21 at Llandrindod Wells. The present representative was Mr. Rogers. Cant. Gray asked what good was de- rived from attending these conferences. He had never heard or seen a report. Mr. Rogers said a report had been given. Mr. S. Williams favoured sending re- presentatives, and moved that Mr. Rogers and the Director go.
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New Empire, Abepdape. On Thursday night Mr. J. MacCormack dentist, handed over, on behalf of Mr." McLaren, the trophy presented by the latter to the Aberdare Thursdays, the winners of the Glamora Cup. Mr Davies, the captain, was the recipient on behalf of the team.—On Sunday night a very appreciable sacred concert was given by the management. Some splendid new pictures were shown, and a violin solo rendered by Mr. W. M. Carroll was quite a treat.—The programme for Monday evening and the following evenings is a first-class one. Bains and Co., including Miss Wiardi in Humps and Bumps," are greatly in favour. The Two Mays are very much applauded in their comedy duologue, "The Maniac Child." Andie Burns gets cheers galore as eccen- tric comedian and dancer. Lonzo Brown, the Dusty Swell, coon singer, is also very well received. He is an expert sand dancer. An equally good programme is provided for the latter part of the week.
Aberdare Master Bakers. EX-PRESIDENT HONOURED. The monthly meeting of the Aberdare and District Master Bakers and Millers' Association was held on Tuesday evening at Pugsley's Coffee Tavern. Among those present were: Messrs. E. G. Harris, president, in the chair; D. R. Jones, vice- president; F. W. Caunt, ex-president; J. H. Merritt, Cardiff, president of the Federation; T. Phillips, treasurer; A. C. Lane, secretary; T. F. Hayter, J. Jones, L. H. Miles, D. Evans, T. Caswell (Rey- nolds and Co.), C. R. Vicary, and W. Richards. Letters of apology for un- avoidable absence were read from Messrs. W. H. Palmer, H. J. Wilkins (Swan sea), W. J. Travers (Cardiff), and T. E. Jones (Merthyr). The chief feature of the business was a presentation to Mr. F. W. Caunt, the ex-president. This took the form of a hanclsome silver cup, upon which the following inscription appeared —" Presented to Mr. F. W. Caunt by the Aberdare Master Bakers and Millers' Association, as a slight recognition of his valuable services as their first president for the last three years, 1907, 1908, and 1909." « Mr. E. G. Harris, in making the pre- sentation, said that Mr. Caunt during the tenure of his presidency had very ably performed his duties. The thor- oughness with which he attended to the smallest matters reflected great credit upon him and served as a good lesson to others. (Applause.) He (the speaker) did not. envy Mr. Caunt the beautiful cup, but he really did envy him the good will and esteem of his fellow tradesmen. (Cheers.) Mr. Caunt, in replying, said the hand- some cup should have a treasured place among his choicest possessions, and would be greatly cherished all his life. He wished to thank them all most sincerely for the present, as it conveyed to him the good feeling and kindly regard they had towards him. If he had in any way bene- fited the Association during the time he had been in office he was very glad, and though for some reasons he regretted vacating the chair, he wished Mr. Harris, his successor, every success and a pleas- ant term of office. Cpoud applause.) Mr. Merritt, in proposing the health of Mr. Caunt, said it gave him great pleasure to attend and to see his old friend honoured. The giving of such an exquisite present shewed how much Mr. Caunt was beloved and respected. He trusted Mr. Caunt's health would im- prove, and in the forthcoming year he hoped to welcome him'as his successor as President of the Federation. (Apolause.) Mr. Caunt responded and warmly thanked Mr. Merritt for his kind re- marks. Messrs. L. H. Miles, C. R. Vicary, T. Phillips, and the secretary also paid glowing tributes to Mr. Caunt. Mr. D. R. Jones, vice-president, pro- posed the toast of the visitors. Mr. D. Evans, Abercynon, responded, and thanked the Aberdare friends for their kind invitation. Mr. T. Caswell proposed the health of the President, and wished him a pleasant term of office. Mr. Harris suitably acknowledged. Mr. Caunt generously offered a Badge to the President of the Association to be handed down to every successive Presi- dent, the same to be presented at the next monthly meeting. Mr. Harris gratefully accepted Mr. Caunt's offer, and asked Mr. Merritt to kindly attend the next meeting to present the badge. The Cup was supplied by Messrs. Thomas and Co., Jewellers, Commercial- street, Aberdare.
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Whiskey and Cash. I ALLEGED THEFT AT ABERAMAN.— PRISONERS DISCHARGED. On Tuesday, at Swansea Quarter Sessions, before Mr. Oliver H. Jones: chairman, and a jury, Charles Lloyd and David Cadwaladr, Aberaman, were brought up for stealing 8s. Id. and a bottle of whiskey from the Beaufort Arms, Aberaman, on March 3rd. The case was heard at Aberdare a month ago, when both defendants elected to be tried by jury. Mr. Ivor Bowen, instructed by Mr. T. W. Griffiths, Aberdare, prosecuted, and Mr. St. John Francis Williams, instruct- ed by Mr. W. Thomas, Aberdare, de- fended. Bertha Peddar, daughter of the licensee of the Beaufort Arms, deposed that on March 3rd the prisoners came to the hotel and remained till 3.30. They left, stat- ing that they would go to some place where they could get "old account." They however returned at 5.30. When she was absent from the bar she heard a sound. She hurried back and saw Lloyd near the bar door and Cadwaladr leaning over the counter. She went to the till and noticed that money was missing. There was another man, nanjed Brock, in the bar. Witness was cross-examined, and she admitted that defendants had money and that she and Miss Brain had been play- ing quoits with them. Miss Brain corroborated, and P.C. Jenkins gave evidence of arrest. The latter added that he found the bottle cf whiskey and 2s. 6d. in the lavatory. Prisoners gave evidence, and emphatic- ally denied the charge. C. Brock deposed that he did not see defendants commit the theft. The jury returned a verdict of Not guilty," and the prisoners were dis- charged.
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Merthyr Guardians Election. The election of members for the Mer- thyr Board of Guardians took place at Aberdare on Monday, and the poll was declared on Tuesday morning. Three wards were contested, with the following results: WARD I. D. Jones 1056 Mrs. A. N.Jenkins. 723 *David Edwards 628 Non-elected. *Rev. W. S. Davies 541 Isaac Edwards (Lab.). 539 WARD II. *J. Prowle (Lab.) 907 *Mrs. Richards 826 E. Ogwen Williams 668 Non-elected. John Jenkins (Lab.) 580 Edward Davies (I.L.P.). 570 WARD V. *B. Lewis 1163 Augustus Davies (Lab.) 1076 Wm. Thomas (Lab.) 955 Noin -elected. Matt Lewis (I.L.P.) 791 PENDERYN DIVISION. David J. Davies 197 *David Evans. 194 Rev. D. J. Arthur. 151 Non-elected. Rees Bevan 107 *T. J. Evans. 82 Asterisk denotes old member.
Letters to the Editor1. j I' THE YOUNG CONSERVATIVES' LEAGUE. Dear Sir,—Kindly permit me to make enquiries, through the medium of your paper, as to what steps are being taken re the formation of a Young Conserva- tives' League in Aberdare. As a visitor at the Constitutional Club on Monday evening last, I had the pleasure of hear- ing an able address by the gentleman who unsuccessfully contested East Glamor- gan, and I and many others have been greatly impressed by the speech of Mr. Gaskell. The speaker reminded us of that honourable political career which the Unionist Party have to their credit, and the handing down from age to age of those Conservative principles. A speaker at that meeting mentioned the sleepiness of the Conservatives in Aber dare and the need of waking them to their responsibilities. In the past no opportunities have been offered the young Conservatives to enable them to take a deeper interest in the political welfare of our country. As we are now on the verge of another General Election, I think the promotion of such a league would bring out like a flame of fire that pent-up enthusiasm which exists in the hearts of young Conservatives. This I think would prove beneficial to our cause in this constituency, and I hope those who convened last Monday night's meet- ing realise that the rising generation of to-day will be to-morrow the leaders in the political arena.—Yours, etc., YOUNG CONSERVATIVE, "<ün-.r\ Printed and Published at their Printing Worb, Market Buildings, Market Arerdare, in the County oi Glamorgan, by the Proprietors. W Pugh and J. L. Rowlands.
The Cliff Tragedy. MISS LEWIS'S CONDITION. Mr. David Rees, coroner, opened the inquest at Llantwit Major on Tuesday on the body of George Kibblewhite (19), the victim of the St. Donat's cliff tragedy. Mrs. Jenkins, of West Farm, with whom the injured young lady, Miss Cranogwen Lewis, was staying, and Mr. B. Fisher gave evidence that they saw young Kibblewhite and Miss Lewis walk- ing together along the Dimlands-road shortly after 8 o'clock on Saturday night. Mrs. Jenkins said she remarked to the girl as they passed, "Now, my lady, don't you be late." Dr. J. F. Ayre said that Miss Lewis would not be able to leave her room for at least eight weeks, but might be able to give evidence in her room in a fortnight or so. The Coroner said the young lady was a material witness, and adjourned the in- quiry until April 26th.
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Mi, E. Morris: Will the auditor allow the expense? Director: There is not much doubt about this. A majority favoured sending delegates. STILL ANOTHER OUTING. Mr. H. P. Linton, in response to a re- quest for his opinion, wrote that the Committee had no legal power to pay the expenses of members attending the Workers' Education Association. This body was not strictly a society under the Schools Conferences Act, for representa- tives attended from the Miners' Feder- ation and Trades Councils. Mr. Hall asked if he should attend on his own expense. Mr. Rogers: On principle? Mr. Hail: Yes. Mr. Rogers: I hope you will ride that horse to death. Mr. S. Williams said he disagreed with the Clerk. He moved that Pontypridd Committee be communicated with ask- ing them if the auditor had allowed their expenses for attending the same body's conferences. Mr. W. Davies seconded. The Com- mittee had become affiliated and it was rather strange that they should be de- barred from sending representatives to the conferences. The Chairman said that the auditor had passed one account, in which the expenses of Mr. J. Powell and himseif for attending this Association's conference, had been entered. The Committee had become affiliated, and had paid the fee, on the advice of the Clerk. Capt. Bvans I suggest that the matter be referred to the Clerk, and that his at- tentions be called to his previous recom- mendation. It is not fair to go behind his back after seeking for his advice. Mr. S. Williams moved that they con- tinue to send representatives. More im- portant than Mr. Linton's opinion was the fact that the auditor had passed the accounts. On a division it was decided by 8 to 4 to send a representative, notwithstanding Mr. Linton's advice. AN ALLEGED ASSAULT. Mr. W. Millar sent in a report of an enquiry which he had conducted regard- ing an assault committed on two school- boys by a working boy. The assault was not committed during school hours, so he did not recommend prosecution. He had informed the offending boy's father, who had severely chastised his boy. ECHO OF AN OUTING. Mrs. Owen Jones, late member of the Education Committee, writing from Bethesda, North Wales, stated that she was surprised to have a letter regarding the surcharge of 10s. 6d. for attending a conference in London. She had no com- ment to make on the matter at all. She wished to remind the Committee that she and other members were supposed to be paid 10s. 6d. for superintending even- ing classes, but this sum had never been paid. She asked to be furnished with further information. The Director asked to be allowed to conduct correspondence with the L.G.B. in this matter, and after some discussion his request was granted on condition that the letters pass through Mr. Linton's hands. EVENING CLASSES. The Cwmbach Co-op. Society, Ltd., ap- plied for reduced charges for loan of schools to hold classes. It was resolved to reply that the terms could not be altered. RESIGNATIONS. Miss M. Burns. Ynysboeth Mixed, and Miss Annie Evans, Penrhiwceiber In- fants. HEATED DISCUSSION. OLD CONTROVERSY REVIVED. The R.C. School Managers asked the Education Committee to provide furni- ture as recommended by H.M. Inspector, and also repair the playgrounds. Capt. Gray remarked that it was time these things were attended to. He did not see why the children should suffer owing to some silly nonsense. The Chairman replied that the children were not suffering. This school had had better chances under the Committee than they had ever had before, owing to the kindness of the Committee. Capt. Gray said that these matters had been hanging for some months. Chairman: They were only passed at the last Education Committee. Capt. Gray: They came up originally some months ago, and nothing has been done. Chairman: You don't take a note of what this committee does. Capt. Gray: You do so very little for this school. You collect all the old furni- ture in other schools and dump it here. Mr. Charles: That has been done in Miskin Infants' School. Mr. W. Davies observed that the re- commendations Capt. Gray referred to had been dealt with some time ago. Chairman: If members of this Com- mittee took more interest in the work they would know more. Capt. Gray: I should like you to show a little more Christian charity towards this school. Chairman: I do show it. Capt. Gray: I don't see it here. Mr. Rogers remarked that the law de- nied to Education Committees the right to manage the Voluntary Schools. The Committee had very little to do except paying the expenses. All the privileges were left to others. If the committee wanted to damage the schools they could have closed it long ago. Capt. Gray: Why don't you alter the law? You have had a Liberal Govern- ment in for three or four years, but it is very little they have done. Mr. Rogers: Let us clear the House of Lords away first. The Managers' recommendations were referred to the R.C. School Committee. EXEMPTIONS. Mr. G. H. Hall moved "That no boy or girl be exempted from school in future unless his or her parent undertake that the boy or girl whose exemption from school is applied for shall attend an Evening School until he or she reaches the age of 14.AfteT some discussion the Director was instructed to report. CLARENCE ST. INFANTS SCHOOL. There were ten tenders for erecting a new school, that of T. W. Davies, at 43,500, being accepted.