"Breaking Up the Happy Home." Ferndale Wife's Smashing, Campaign. A singular case was heard at Porth Police Court on Thursday, when Ellen Pritchard, a married woman living apart from her husband, was "charged with doing wilful damage to furniture owned by Mrs. Florence Marsh to the extent of E5. Mr. Horatio Phillips appeared for the com- plainant. Mrs. Marsh said that she acted as house- keeper to defendant's husband at Fern- dale. In August last, while witness and her master were absent from the house, defendant entered and completely wrecked a quantity of furniture belonging to her, including three large pictures, mirrors, dinner service, clock, pair of bronzes, and many other small articles. When spoken to, defendant admitted her guilt, and said that she. would smash more next time." Mr. Phillips said that he would not go into further particulars, as divorce pro- ceedings were pending against the defen- dant. Defendant now declared that she smashed the furniture because her own things had been refused her. Inspector Williams gave Mrs. Pritchard a very bad character, and said that most of her time was spent in drinking in public-houses with men. Mr. T. P. Jenkins: You smashed every- thing breakable ? Defendant: Yes, sir; I did. Mr. Jenkins: We have taken your case under consideration, and I believe we are dealing very leniently with vou. You must pay a fine of P-1, including costs and damages. Defendant: ,1 cannot it. I get my living In an honest and respectable way, and I can only just keep myself. Mr. Jenkins: Well, we'll take an un- usual step. We'll reduce, the fine to 1Gs., or ten days' imprisonment. Defendant: I'll take the ten days.
Xetmt. i/ou ■a/vuC^ loott ØtJ INFLUENZA developes an almost A immediate physical collapse; and the digestive organs being among the first to feel the effect, usually become incapable of performing their full duties. What is required is therefore a light and very nourishing diet, which can be assimilated without effort, and at the same time strengthen and sustain the system. In these respects "Benger's" meets all the requirements of an influenza patient. Prepared with fresh new milk it forms a delicious, highly nutritive and most easily digested cream, which can be retained and enjoyed when other foods disagree. "The Practitioner," in dealing with influenza, says The diet should consist mainly of milk, etc., Benger's Food and Calves Foot Jelly." There is a booklet published by Benger's Pood Ltd., which among other things contains a yaricty of dainty recipes prepared especially to relieve the monotony of milk and similu diet for sick persons. Every household, especially where there is an invalid, should possess a copy, it is sent post free on application to BENGER'S jJ> FOOD, Ltd. Otter Works, Manchester. WK Benger's Food it WIT Chemists, etc, everywhere. Trade Mark, Registered. IHHHHHHHHHBP
Labour Topics, [From Our Labour Correspondent.] It is pleasing to record the fact that it has been decided to send a deputation of the Parliamentary Labour Party to Germany at Whitsun, conveying the atti- tude of the British worker towards the scares which are being got up by the Jingo Press in this country. It has been mooted more than once amongst Labour leaders that, in the event of the Jingo party bringing about a conflict between those two countries, a national strike of workers be declared. Too often has the worker 'become the scapegoat of the rich and idle classes, who have nothing else to occupy their minds but giving us night- mares time after time. Past history un- questionably proves that the vast majority of the wars have been brought about by the upper classes, for which the working clas,ses have had to pay, either by in- creased taxation or by the staving off of social reform. Whilst, the Conservative Party are always shouting Our Empire in our ears, they take jolly good care to resist- every attempt to establish our claim to it by way of land reform, and also to pay their proportion towards its mainten- ance. Watch them during the Budget debates! THE SWEATED'S MAGNA OH ART A." The introduction of a Sweated Industries Bill by the Government is a reform that has been looked forward to following the startling revelations of the "Daily News" Sweated Industries Exhibition some few years back. To think that women work- ing 70 and 80 hours a week for some'thing like seven and eight shillings, is amazing. Women making a gross of match boxes for 2td. and finding their own paste is a disgrace to a Christian country. It is to be hoped that the Bill will become law at an early date. THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RHONDDA. A fairly good number turned up at the meeting of the Labour Councillor, Edward Jones, J.P., Ton, Mr. D. Thomas presiding. Councillor T. Harries, in his address, gave some very good points deal- ing with the questions of administration. The figures relating to the housing accom- modation of the Rhondda showed that in 1861 the room per house was 5.4; 1871, G.2; 1881, 6.1; 1891. 6.3; 1901, 5.9; 1907, 5.7. These facts are interesting, showing that the housing question is being gradually met; still, there remains much to be done. He dealt also with the high infantile mortality, and pointed out the appointment of two lady health visitors to meet this evil, and urged upon mothers who may be visited to give these ladies every welcome in their arduous task. Councillor E. Jones gave an account of the Council work, and also dealt with the Auditor's Report. There is one stater ment which I feel in duty bound to criticise, and that was in reference to the unification of rates. He stated that this matter had been before the Council for some years, but owing to the fact that they did not desire to act unjustlv with old servants, and that one of them held a statutory position, they did not like to rush the matter. The' death of Mr. Joshua Williams eventually opened the way. If this is the niotive that actuated the Council in this long-desired reform, then surely all the criticism that has been offered has been fully justified. One would expect that this matter would have been viewed from the standpoint of public duty leading to efficiency and economy. I think the Council showed a want of courage in this matter, and were it not for that unwelcome visitor—death, which to them must have proved a blessing in disguise, the same &tate of things would have continued. A PROTEST AGAINST COLLIJSRY OFFICIALDOM. I see that Mr. Roderick Morgan, in a speech at Treorchy last week. complains about the action of colliery officials inter- fering with the exercise of the vote of working men. This matter is one which many Labour candidates had just reason to complain of, especially last year, in Nos. 3 and 4 Wards. In these Wards their opponents were not connected with the collieries of Cory Bros., but still the force of that comnany's officialdom was utilised to influence their employees against the Labour candidates. I know instances where men who were in sym- pathy with Labour were told to keep quiet. The agent of these collieries is a member of the Council, and still his staff are allowed to intimidate men from sup- porting a, candidate of their own choice. I don't know whether this was done with his knowledge, but it is a matter that calls for some drastic steps if it is con- tinued. An opportunity will be given at some future time for the agent to give his opinion upon these tactics. At Mardy, Llwynypia and Clydach Vale, the same forces were at work. I am beginning to think that this, is a concerted move of the capitalistic forces to prevent the working classes from enjoying the privi- lege of representative government, I trust this protest, as well as that of Mr. Morgan, will cause the workers to realise their position and resent any interference with their freedom of citizenship. RHONDDA I.L.P. MOVEMENT. The Rhondda Group of the I.L.P. met at Porth on Thursday last, when several matters relating to the party were dis- cussed. It was, decided to run a Labour and Socialist paper for the Valley in the interest of the movement. Arrangements were also made for a monstje demon- stration at Pontypridd, when Mr. Pete Curran, M.P., will be the chief speaker. THE FUTURE OF RUSKIN COLLEGE. At a, crowded meeting of the Treherbert Branch of the A.S.R.S. on Sunday last, a discussion ensued upon the present posi- tion of Ruskin College. It is stated that attempts are being made for the Univer- sity to take it over. A strong feeling exists against this course, as it is believed it would be prejudicial to the best interests of the Labour movement. Mr. Noah Ablett. Porth, an old .student, has been invited to address the branch upon the matter.
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Ton-Pentre. On Wednesday evening, March 24tli, a very successful lantern entertainment was given at Bethesda, Ton. The scenes were well arranged and most realistic. The chair was ab1 filled by Mr. Isaac Davies, Ton; whilst Miss J. A. Evans, Glasfryn, proved her capabilities as an accompanist. Mr. Eli Lewis manipulated the lantern, and Mr. W. R. Howells (Eryr Rliondda) acted as stage manager. The other artistes that charmed the audience with their illustrated songs and recita- tions were Miss Lily Burge, the rising contralto; Mr. William Davies, one of Ton's sweet Angers; "Eryr Rhondda,' of eisteddfodic fame; and Mr. Rhys Richards, elocutionist. After a most r delightful evening, the proceedings ter- minated with the singing of the National Anthem. >
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Porth Police Court. Thursday.—Before Messrs. T. P. Jen- kins (chairman), T. Griffiths, and W. J. Thomas. WATTSTOWN BOYS' EXPLOITS. Geo. Willis and Wm. Perry, schoolboys, Wattstown, were charged with stealing two iron wedges and a coil of fuse, value Is., the property of William Evans, Wattstown. Prosecutor said that on 23rd March he placed a quantity of tools in a shed near the National Colliery, Wattstown. On the following day he found the place broken into and all the tools strewn about the floor, while two iron wedges and a coil of fuse were missing. P.C. David Davies said that lie found both prisoners sleeping' in a shed in Aber- llec-hau Road at 12.30 a.m. on Wednes- day morning. Willis had an iron wedge in his pocket, but the other said that he had left his on the mountain. Witness took the boys home to their parents, and arrested them later on the same day. Both defendants were fined 2s. 6d. each. Charges of absenting themselves from school were also preferred against both boys. Willis' father was ordered to pay 2s. 6d., whilst the case against Perry was adjourned for six weeks to afford him another chance of improving his atten- dance record. FOUGHT AT THE BAR. Edmund Raymond, Cyril Jones, and Thomas Lewis were charged with refusing to quit. P.S. Thomas, Penygraig, said that on Saturday evening, 14th March, all three defendants were fighting in the bar of the White Rock Hotel, Penygraig. They refused to go out when asked, and had to be put out by force. Raymond was fined 15s., Williams ICs., and Lewis, 58. TOO BUSY TO CHANGE POSITION. Wm. Gross, a. mineral water van-driver, was charged under the new bye-laws of the Rhondda District Council with allow- ing his horse to stand across the road near the Tynycyminer Lodge, Cynimer. When told that he was obstructing the highway, defendant told P.C. Powell that lie (defendant) knew the law better than the officer, and later said that lie was too busy to change his position. A fine of 5s. was imposed. PUT YOUR DOGS ABED EARLY. Humphrey Williams, Penygraig, was summoned for allowing his dog on the street an hour after sundown. Defendant was cautioned and dismissed. "ANIMAL IN GUISE OF MAN." Jennet Edwards, 10. Pleasant View, Ferndale, summoned her husband, Edgar Edwards, collier, for persistent cruelty. Mr. Horatio Phillips, Ferndale, appeared for the complainant, and Mr. E. Bevan Thomas for the defendant. Mr. Phillipis, in opening the case, said that the parties were married in June last year, and since the marriage the com- plainant had led a most terrible life. Defemlant; said Mr. Phillips, was nothing but an animal in the guise of a man. Mr. Bevan Thomas: I must ask my friend to withdraw that expression. Mr. T. P. Jenkina: It is rather a strong expression to use. Mr. Phillips: What I have to say will bear out my statement. Defendant is a man who is very much given to drink. He spends his time in drinking clubs and public-houses, and when he comes home he does nothing but insult his wife, and, what is worse, this poor woman is suffer- ing from a hideous disease imparted to her by him. This was not the first time, continued the advocate, that the parties had sepa- rated since the marriage. Last Christ- mas, the complainant had to go away for a fortnight, whilst on 16th February last they separated again. On the latter' date, the defendant came home, and for some reason or other struck the complainant in the face, causing her nose to bleed, and also struck her little baby, which was then a few weeks old. The defendant then took his clothes away, and did not return until he (Mr. Phillips) advised him to go to see his little baby, which was seriously ill. The baby died, and although he (Mr. Phillips) had urged the parties to go back to live together, they never did so. The complainant, in the box, had just commenced giving her evidence, when Mr. T. P. Jenkins interposed, remarking that the parties were very young, and i other effort should be made to bring them together before disclosing any fur- ther particulars. The case was accordingly adjourned for a week, and after the business of the Court was over, the Bench had a. private conversation with the parties concerned. WHY HE WANTED TO VARY THE ORDER. Wm. Wellock, collier, Tylorstown, applied to vary a maintenance order of 14s. a week in support of his wife, made against him in June last. Mr. Godfrey Phillips appeared for applicant, and Mr. Horatio Phillips for respondent. Applicant based his case on the grounds that, when the order was made against him, five children ranging from 17 years to 7 were given into the custody of the mother. Since then the eldest girl, who at that time was in a very delicate state of health, had gone into service, another boy was self-supporting, whilst the mother acted as a housekeeper to a man at Pen- rhiwfer and was paid a good wage. For the defence, it was contended that defendant was in arrears under the order to the tune of over E6. A warrant was taken out against him a fortnight ago, and he paid jE2 4s. under the warrant Mr. Phillips submitted that nothing would be heard of this application had not the warrant been taken out. The case was adjourned for a fortnight. LIFE IN APARTMENTS. Mabel Hocking, Hill Street Mardy, charged Obadiah Davies, of the same place of abode, with assault. Complainant said that she and her hus- band lived in apartments with defendant and his wife. On the 13th March defen- dant came into their room, without knocking at the door, and asked complain- ant's husband why he had been insulting his (defendant's) wife. He then threw a pop bottle at complainant and also a cup, and cut het on the nose and fore- head. John Hocking, complainant's husband, said that on the night in question he went out the back to fetch some coal. There was only one lump left, and he took that, and when he was going through the kitchen (where defendant lived), Mrs. Davies asked him what business he had to take that coal. Witness replied that they went half-and-half in coal and rent. Later in the evening, defendant came into his room and said, Whv have you been insulting my missus?" He then threw a pop bottle and cup at complainant. P.S. Phillips said that complainant's husband had called him in. and when he got thei-e. he saw complainant sitting on a chair, covered with Mood from head to foot and in a very exhausted state. There was also a lot of broken crockery ■■ -nr — about the floor. Defendant was also there, the worse for drink and very excited. Defendant's wife said the complainant had taken the whole of the coal that was left, and she told him to leave some for her, but he only left two small bits. She went and told Mrs. Hocking, who threw a, cup and saucer at her. Witness then threw a pop bottle at complainant, and Mrs. Hocking again threw a small plate at witness. Defendant denied assaulting complain- j ant, and said that she was cut because of the quarrel between the two women. He also denied being the worse for drink or very excited, as P.S. Phillips had declared. A fine of tl, including costs, was im- posed.
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