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Heir of Persrhys teotel. Coming of Age Baweiucit. The coming; of age of their only son, Llewellyn, will be a memorable event in the family of the Penrhys Hotel, Ponty- gwaith. Llewellyn, who has .just attained his majority, is already a public man, having taken a prominent part in the local Debating Society, where his prowess as a gift-ed speaker and a, redoubtable debater is very much respected. He is also a splendid athlete, and is the captain of the local Tennis and Hockey Clubs. He received his early education at the local Board School under the headship of Mr. H. Harris, afterwards' proceeding, to Cow- bridge Grammar, School, where he spent four years. He was then apprenticed to the law, and was articled to Mr. W. T. Davies, solicitor, Porth. His legal studies have been singularly fruitful, and he passed the Preliminary and Intermediate Examinations with credit. In October next he will proceed to London for his final examination, and we trust that his lucky star will continue in the ascendant. lucky star will continue in the ascendant. In honour, of Iris coming of age," a grand -supper was held at the hotel on Thursday evening last, invitations being extended to most of relatives and intimate friends of the, family. The following is a list of the guests:—Dr. T. H. Morris, Tylorstown Dr. and Mrs. Davies, Watts- town; Mr. and Mrs. D. Davies (head- master), Pontygwaith Mr. D. Williams (headmaster), Tylorstown Mrs. Jones and Master Willie Jones, Penrhys Isaf; Miss Nellie Davies; Miss S. Morris, Peny- graig; Mr. and Mrs. Dan Jones (butcher) 19, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hughea (brewer); Rev. T. H. Jones, Mr. Benj. Davies, Mr. Tom J-onesi Mr. Llew. Jones, Mr. F. C. Baxter, Mr. Willie and Miss Maud "Willis, Ystrad Mr. J. Ralph Jones, CSowbridge; Mr. R. J. Rees and Miss Jenny Rees; Mr. Jacob and Miss Jane Jones; Mr. and Mrs. Clode; Mr. W. Hall (electrician); Mr. E. P. Davies, Llantrisant; Mr. D. L. Davies, Trealaw Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Thomas; Mr. E. Lloyd, Tre-hafod; Mr. George Owen, Drapery Bazaar; Mr. John Williams, Penrhys Uchaf; Mr. D. Wil- liams, Baglan; Mrs. E. EL Amies; Mrs. Richardson; Miss Clara Evans Miss Herbert, Penrheol; Mr. and Mrs. John; Mr. and Mrs. Evans (pianist) members of the scholastic profession Miss Evans Miss Leonard; Miss Rosy Griffiths Miss Lil Treharne; Mr. Ben Davies; Mr. Gwyn Hughes; Mr. Morgan Rees; Mr. John R. Harries; Mr. Edward Davies, and Mr. D. T. Price. The tables for the supper were taste- fully decorated and laid by Mr. Barkway, Ferndale, a praiseworthy feature being 9 the absence of all "intoxicants." After partaking of the enjoyable re-past, Dr. T. H. Morris proposed the toast to the heir on his crossing the threshold of man- hood. Mr. D. Williams (headmaster), in seconding, paid great tribute to Mr. Davies' intellectual abilities. The Rev. T. H. Jones, in supporting, ended a very pithy speech by quoting Longfellow's line,g _Ii Lives of great men all remind us," &c. At the second table, the toast was proposed by Mr. F. C. Baxter, secon- ded by Mr. P. Hughes, and supported by Mr. Dan Jones and Mr. Davies, Llan- trisant. The young heir, in responding, thanked all for their good wishes, and expressed a hope that he would be en- abled to carry out their kind counsel. The guests then adjourned to the con- cert room, where an enjoyable evening was spent, under the presidency of Mr. D. Davies (headmaster). Solos were ren- dered by the following: —Miss Clara Evans, Mr. Fred Hughes, Mr. Davies, Llantrisant, Mr. Ben Davies (topical verses), and Mr. Jacob T. Jones. These were interspersed with dances and games. Appropriate verses were also read by Messrs. Benjamin Davies and D. T. Price. The most important item on the pro- gramme was the presentation of a gold watch (subscribed by the guests) to the heir, a duty which was admirably dis- charged by Dr. T. H. Morris. Before calling upon the heir to respond, his father, Mr. "Griffith Davies, expressed his delight in the following verses, composed by himself: 0 fy mah, Llewellyn anwyl, Hapus iawn i'w edrych 'nol; Cofio'th fam yn siglo'th gawell, Ac yn dy fagu yn ei chol. Cofio hefvd fil o droion, Rhai yn felus, rhai yn flin; Erbyn heddyw mae Llewellyn Wedi d'od yn wir yn ddyn. Mr. Llewellyn Davies, in responding, thanked all the subscribers, for their kind gift, and expressed a wish that he should be spared to wear the nresent and long remember his kind friends. A most enjoyable evening was brought to. a close by the singing of the National Anthems and Auld Lang Syne." Letters of apology were read from the following —Councillor W. T. Davies, solicitor, Pbrth; Councillor D. Smith, J.P., Tylorstown; Mr. Treharne, soli- citor, Pentre; and Miss R. A. Griffiths, Tylorstown.
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Savings Bank E rn b f« rri e n t s* Tonyjandy Cii¡('k at Assises, At Glamorgan Assizes at Cardiff on Thursday, Robert Grosvenor Thomas (21), Post Office clerk, Tonypandy, pleaded guilty to embezzling sums of £ 10, L6 and £3 5s. received by him in the name of the Postmaster-General. Mr. Llewelyn Williams, M.P., for the prosecution, said prisoner had been in the employment of the sub-postmaster of Tonypandy for ten years, the last year at a salary of £ i a week. The £ 10 was paid in by Humphreys Jones Williams, but prisoner, who received the money, did not credit it to Mr. Williams' account. Later a sum of £ 6 was paid in by a man named Sweeney, and instead of prisoner crediting this to Sweeney's account he put it to the account of Williams, to cover the previous defalcation. In regard to the second charge relating to the sum of jE6, this was not credited to the person's account who paid it in, and no acknow- ledgment being received, the gentleman wrote to the postmaster. INTERCEPTED LETTERS. This letter was intercepted. Receiving no reply, the gentleman again wrote say- ing he had not received the receipt for the £ 6 he had paid in nor an answer to his previous letter. This letter also was intercepted. He then told Miss Thomas, who was in the employ of the Post Office at Tonypandy, and she wrote to the Postmaster-General. This letter, too, was intercepted. A third letter reached its destination, and an official was sent down to investigate. He found on prisoner a document showing that the total amount lie had dealt with wrongly was £ 23 15s. In reference to the sum involved in the third charge, sE3 5s., no .acknowledgment would be sent of that owing to the new rule of the Post Office not to send receipts for sums deposited of a less amount than ze 5. His Lordship said he did not under- stand the reason of this new regulation, and thought it might make fraud easier. Mr. Williams added that a remarkable feature of the case was that up till the time prisoner received a legacy of £ 50 last year he had been ppriectly honest and trustworthy. After receiving the legacy, however, he appeared to have indulged in extravagant living, spending most of the C50 in the course of a few weeks. An official of the Post Office, questioned by his Lordship, said the new regulation referred to was adopted after great con- sideration and with knowledge of the risks of fraud. The Judge: The prisoner was able to commit this fraud before the new regu- lation was in force, 'and to deal with sums above zE.5, which the regulation did not touch. THE DEFENCE. Mr. Ivor Bowen, for prisoner, said all his defalcations were committed in two months, and, strange to say, after a legacy had been left him. An extra- ordinary thing was that at the time prisoner took this money there was E17 of his own in the custody of the Post- master-General, and that money would be retained by the Post Office, and the balance to mako up the £ 23 wrongly dealt with would be made up by prisoner's friends. Pi-isoner wished for another chance of going straight. Employment would be found for him. His Lordship: What was the temp- tation to steal? Mr. Bowen replied that he did not know, and that it was difficult to find out. Prisoner had not gambled or spent money recklessly in any particular direc- tion. It was in his favour that he owned up at once. His Lordship said it was an extra- ordinary case, and had been carried out with some ingenuity. The most serious part ws the interception of letters. It was necessary to be severe with employees of the Postmaster-General, who were warned on entering the service that if they dealt wrongly with money they would be very severely punished. He passed sentence of nine months' hard labour.
Drowned in Rhondda. Treorchy Collier's Fate. Dangerous Bridge. Early on Thursday, the body of an elderly collier—John Owen, Tylacoch. Houses:, Treorchy—was recovered from the river Rhondda near the Railway Inn. He had been seen drinking during the even- ing, and to reach his home he would have to pass over a wooden bridge crossing the river, which was swollen bv the heavy rain, while a gale was blowing. How the man got into the water is unknown. It is stated that the deceased was charged at Ystrad a year ago with attempted suicide by cutting his throat, and was dealt leniently with on his promise not to repeat his conduct. An inquest was held by Mr. R. J. Rhys, coroner, at the Workmen's Institute, Tre- orchy, on Monday, touching the death of John Owen, collier, of Tylacoch, Treorchy, who was found drowned in the Rhondda River on Thursday last. Deceased was last seen in the Railway Hotel, Treorchy, which is situated near the river side, at 10 o'clock at night, when he left to go home on the other side of the river. He would have to cross a bridge, it was stated, which was in bad repair, and as the night was a stormy one, he might easily have fallen through the broken spaces. There was no nroof as to how he got into the water. The Coroner said it seemed to him that the spot was a dangerous one, and he asked who was responsible for the renair of the bridge. He was informed bu the foreman of the jurv that the bridge was built many years ago by the old inhabitants of the district, 9nd had since been Dut into repair by the "Bute Company. As there seemed to be wme doubt as to the responsibility for the structure, the Coroner said he would communicate with Mr. W. P. Nicholas (Clerk to the Rhondda District Council) on the matter. A verdict of Found drowned was returned.
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[ Church and Public Charities- Audacty of C;ergyri-»*;n. Speaking at Talgarth (Breconshire) on M u evening, Mr. Edgar Jones, the 1 e c t,-i of the Welsh National Liberal On aid lbat in visiting some of the vi]ln and towns in agricultural parts ;I like j, Coll shire,, he was astonished at the audi of Churchmen in their political Avork. He was bound to credit clergymen with, this, viz., that their better nature would revolt against such methods, and it was only the unfortunate feeling that the do 3 v were, because of the State in a state of permanent politiÓaJ opposition to the majority of their oa Lishionors which drove them to adopt- such methods. He said he was alluding to the manner in which clergy- men 'iid got control over ptiblic c'tiarities, mil --ed these charities to gain influence in ( oil htv Council and Parliamentary elections. Such action was deplorable, but lc fearcd that so long as the Estab- lish ent continued to imply political opposition at all costs,so. long would such thing's be. In the industrial"-■■districts of L -o 0 iitli Wale. coalfield there was much less of this political jockeying of public philanthropy, but lie had last week come a(i^ s very flagrant case that he desired to call--public attention to. There, was at Porthcawl an excellent coi ilc cent home called The Rest, which was: supported by subscriptions from col- liery workmen, Liberal and Conservative and other clubs, Friendly Societies, steel andi tinworks employees, proprietors of works, together with Anglican and a large number of Nonconformist churches. The institution was undenominational. Last week, however, while looking over the Llanclaff Diocesan Calendar for 1909, he was surprised and pained to observe an attempt to claim this magnificent home as a Church" institution. In the index and in the body of the calendar there was a heading in large type coyering a long list of societies. This heading was General Church Societies, and there followed such societies as Additional Curates Society, Clergy House of Rest. Church Lads' Brigade, Church Naval Brigade, The Rest. Porthcawl, M/ythers' Onion, Girls I ui lly Society. As there was no word of explanation, he submitted that the inclusion of the insti- tution in such a connection was intended to convey only one impres.sion on the minds of readers of that calendar. He hoped no Nonconformist, churches would in any way slacken their efforts in support- ing the Rest because of this, but he was sure that the public would see the danger of prejudice arising unless the matter was put right. He was sure the Church authorities publishing the calendar would also see the danger of doing serious harm to the institution by dragging it in in this way. > Unfortunately, there were other examples of this unfair attempt to gain political influence on the back of public charities. He was investigating them at present. This particular Llandaff calendar was handed in to the Church Commission. The militant State privileged clergymen would always be overstepping the mark in this way until the incentive to such methods had been removed by the passing of a Disestablishment Bill.
Shooting Affair at Tonypandy. Boxing Bout Sequel. James Donovan, colliery surface labourer, living at the Model Lodging- house, Dinas, was charged at Ton-Pentre Police Court on Monday with shooting at John Stokes, proprietor of a boxing saloon, with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Stokes said that he owned a boxing saloon at Pandy Field, Tonypandy. About 8 o'clock on Saturday evening last, he was standing on a platform outside his tent, inviting anybody from the crowd to have a spar" with Wm. Delaney, the Cardiff boxer. Prisoner came forward and offered to fight, and witness, after giving him a pair of gloves, took him inside the tent. After sparring three rounds, pri- soner took a collection from the audience, but feeling dissatisfied with this, he asked witness' wife for some money. Witness told his wife to give prisoner sixpence, but Donovan said that he wanted 00. As witness was again inviting the crowd to a spar," he heard someone shout: Mind, Stokes, lie is firing at you." Wit- ness jumped clown off the stand and heard a shot whizz past above him right through the canvas. The bullets used in the gun, added witness, were warranted to kill at- 60 yards. Evan Ellis, pedlar, Dunraven Street, Tonypandy, said that he was standing outside Stokes' tent on Saturday evening, and heard him offer prisoner a few coppers to spar. Prisoner went into the ring, and after three rounds, took a collection. As he was coming out, he asked Mrs. Stokes for five shillings, but Stokes told her to give him sixpence. Prisoner said that that was not good enough for him, and attempted to pull Stokes by his legs off the platform. Mrs. Stokes got pri- soner away, and he then went to the shooting gallery close by, and aimed a deliberate shot at Stokes. Someone, how- ever, knocked his arm up as the gun went off, and the shot went through the canvas above Mr. Stokes^ head. 'Geo. Goodwin, proprietor of the shoot- ing gallery, said that prisoner asked him for a shot, and no sooner was a gun given him than he aimed deliberately at Stokes. Tom Laveridge, assistant to the last witness, said that when he saw prisoner aiming at Stokes, he hit his arm up as he fired. P.C. Higgerson said that at 8.45 p.m., from information received, he arrested prisoner in Llwynypia Road, and conveyed him to the Tonypandy Police Station. At 12 p.m. he charged him with feloniously, maliciously and unlawfully shooting at John Stokes with intent to do him bodily harm. In reply, prisoner denied pointing the rifle at Stokes at all. Prisoner, at the Police Court, pleaded that he was in the act of examining the gun to see whether it was loaded, when it went off. He denied having aimed at Stokes. The case was remanded for a. week.
Blaengwynfi. Tre funeral of the late Mr. W. H. Williams, M.E., took place on Saturday last at the New Cemetery, when a large concourse of people assembled to pay their last tribute to the deceased. The Revs. T. Williams, Avan Vale (vicar), J. Williams, and B. Davies, District Coun- cillors J. Davies, J. Waters, and D. R. Jones, Fernhill, and others were in the cortege.
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