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Ton-Pentre Police Court. Monday.—Before Messrs T. P. Jenkins (chairman), Ald. E. H. Davies, Wm. Morgan, Ed. Jones, W. T. Jonas, Enoch Davies and R. S. Griffiths. NEW POLICE COURT MISSIONER. In receiving the new Police Court Mis- sioner, Mr. Henry Withers, Senghenydd, Mr. T. P. Jenkins expressed a hope that he would follow the footsteps of his pre- decessor, Mr. Davidson, who, said Mr. Jenkins, was an excellent officer. A great deal of responsibility was attached to the post, and he (Mr. Jenkins) had no doubt that Mr. Withers would discharge his duties with tact and good sense. Mr. Withers thanked the Bench for their welcome. j I GOOD FRIDAY PERFORMANCES AT THE HIPPODROME. Mr. D. W. James made an application for a. license for the Hippodrome, Tony- pandy, on Good Friday, between the hours of 2 and 10.30 p.m.—The applica- tion was granted. THE TONYPANDY SHOOTING AFFAIR John Donovan, who,was remanded last week on a charge of shooting John -Stokes, boxing booth proprietor, at the Pandy Field, on Saturday. 27th ult., was brought up III custody. The evidence given at the last hearing was read over, and in reply, prisoner said that he was half drunk, and had no intention of shooting at Mr Stokes. Prisoner was committed to the Assizes. THE PENYGRAIG DOSS-HOUSE. John Hunter and David Jenkins, of no fixed abode, were found at 1.30 a.m. on Monday morning last at the Penygraig Coke ovens, and charged with vagrancy. Jenkins was similarly charged on the pre- vious Thursday at Porth, and was then discharged with a caution. He was now sentenced to 10 days' imprisonment, with hard labour, whilst Hunter was dis- charged. SMOKING UNDERGROUND.. Evan Davies, collier, employed at the Gelli Colliery (Messrs Cory Bros.), Y strad) was charged with smoking at the coal- face underground. Mr D. W. Jones, Pentre, prosecuted for the Company. Evidence was given to the effect that a stump of a pipe) some tobacco, and a spent match was found v^on defendant. John Williams, fireman, said thqjt he saw and smelt tobacco smoke coming from the place where defendant worked. Defen- dant denied the offence, but the Bench refused to accept his story, and said that no fine would meet so serious an offence. He was ordered a month's hard labour. CIGARETTES AND MATCHES IN THE MINE. Joseph George, collier, and Dd. Howell Jones, collier, employed at the No. 2 Pit Cambrian Collieries, were summoned for breach of the Coal Mining Regulations Act. Mi*. James Phitfiips, Pontypridd, prosecuted for the Company. According to the evidence three cigarettes were found upon George when a search was made on the 8th March, whilst a box of live matches were found in Jones's pos- session. George was fined C2, and a similar fine was imposed upon Jones. PRIVATE STREET IMPROVEMENTS OBJECTIONS. Several cases of objections to private street improvements to be carried out by the Rhondda District Council were -down for hearing, but with the exception of one or two, the objectors did not put in an appearance. Mr. W. P. Nicholas ap- peared for the Council. The first cases dealt with were D. Ashton, Llewelyn- street, Pontygwaitli, and 15 others, in respect of portions of Brewery Street, Pontygwaith. The chief objections urged in thooe cases were that the charges were excessive, and the apportionments had not been evenly divided. Just before the case was called on, Mr. Nicholas read a telegram asking him to arrange to have the cases adjourned for three months, to enable an amicable arrangement to be arrived at. Mr. Nicholas pointed out that this would impose a hardship upon the other frontagers who did not object to the improvement, and the cases were proceeded with. After a fairly lengthy hearing all the objections were dis- allowed. UNDER MOTHER'S INSTRUCTIONS. Sarah Price (16) was charged by John Williams, Ynyswen Road, Treherbert, with stealing Cl, and Margaret Price, the mother, with receiving it. Williams said that on 27th March he missed a shilling from his pocket and told his landlady to keep her eye on his room. On 31st March he missed a sover- eign from his box, in which he had de- posited £ 12. He then gave information to the Police. Ann James, 66, Ynyswen Road, Tre- herbert, landlady of last 'witness, said that when Williams missed the shilling from his pocket he told her to watch his room. On 31st March she saw Sarah Price, who was servant at her house, come out of the lodger's bedroom. She asked her what she was doing there, and defendant replied that she went to see if Williams was up. P.O. Swaffield and P.S. Davies, Tre- herbert, gave evidence. The girl was discharged, the magistrate remarking that it was by her mother's instructions she had committed the theft. The mother was fined t2 or 28 days. FIGHTING AT TREHERBERT. Rowland Rowlands, Francis Rees, John Griffiths and Joseph Williams, T'reher- bert, were charged with fighting on the highway. Rowlands and Rees were fined 10ls., Griffiths 15s., and Williams W:\8 dismissed. 32 YEARS OF "WEDDED BLISS." Wm. Jenkins, Treherbert, was charged with persistent cruelty to his wife. Mr. M. I. Walters, Treherbert, ap- peared for complainant, and Mr. A. J. James, Pontypridd, defended. Complainant said that she had six children, most of them now grown up. During the 32 years she had been nivrie her husband had been cruel to her, and on December 10th, 1908, he came home about 11.30 p.m., very drunk. As soon as he entered the house he started to use very abusive language, and kicked her severely. Her husband had been living apart from her for four months since, but had been to her house twice since. He was always ill-treating "her. and very often the neighbours or police had to interfere. Wm. Roberts and John Morgan, lodgers, corroborated. A separation order AA as granted. GAMING. The folloAving persons were fined for gaming: Hector Hores, Blaenclydach, 15s. Albert Wheadon, Tonypandy, 30s. Henry Clarke, Tonypandy. 10s. William Peake, Tonypandv 30s. Frank Andrews, Tonypandy, 30s. Melbourne Hartrett, Blaenclydach, 35s. Drunks and drunks and disorderly in- cluded the folloAving John Evans, Clydach Vale, 15s. Win. Lmvis, Lhvynypia, 15s. John Harris Jones, Penygraig, 10s. Gn-en Jones, Penygraig, 10s. Hugh Thomas, Olydach Vale. 15s. Samuel Jones, Tynewydd, 15s. Wm. Henry Thomas, Tonypandy, 10s. John Murray, Pentre, 15s. Harry C'ressAvell Tynewydd, 10s. Charles Caples, Barry, 15s. Samuel Sheldon, Tonypandy, 15s. John DaAvson, Clydach Vale, 10s. Evan Rosser, Aberdare. 5s. D. John Thomas, Mardy, 15s.
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Llangadock Horse Races. -+- EASTER MONDAY, APRIL 12TH, 1909. -+- ry 4 ftrt IN PRIZE MONEY, including a Silver Cup, given. Chief Events—Galloping- Flat (open) of 32 Sovs Trotting (open) of 20 Sovs., and Trotting in Harnes; of 13 Sovs.-Serid for full list to the Hon. Sec., Mr J, G, HARRIES, Penybont Stud, Lion, gadock, Carmarthenshire, South Wales, 4770
— Porth Police Court. Thursday.—Before Messrs T. P. Jen- kins (chairman), Theo. Griffiths, Wm. Evans, Dr. Ivor Davies, and Dr. T. W. Parry. THE THIRTEEN OPEN-AIR DOSSERS. Thirteen members of the tramping fraternity were charged with vagrancy. P.O. Preece said that at 1 a.m. that morning he found twelve of the prisoners sleeping at the Penygraig Coke Ovens, 0 whilst another was found in a hayloft at Penygraig Farm. Soap, towels, empty purses, matches, and small sums of money were found upon some of them. One of the prisoners, quite a youth, was a native of Penygraig, who told the officer that he preferred walking about than working as it paid him better. Another, an old man with silvery hair, said that he would rather sleep at the Coke Ovens than pay .sixpence for a. bed at a lodging-house. Mr. T. P. Jenkins said that it was a very serious thing to see so many strong and able-bodied men in that position. Some of them were old sinners, men who were like reeds driven before the wind, without any ambition or self-respect. If the law was weak in one point, it was that it did not compel young strong people to work. Eleven of the prisoners were discharged on promising to leave the dis- ti-ict, two who had previous convictions, against them, were ordered 14 days' hard labour, and Jenkins, the Penygraig youth, was sentenced to one day's imprisonment. SLEEPING IN THE MINE. George Allen, collier, employed at the Trevor Pit, LeAvis "Merthyr Collieries, Tre- liafod Avas summoned for a breach of the Coal Mines Regulation Act. Mr. Stanley Jones1,, Pontypridd, prosecuted. Austin Jones., assitant fireman, said that on 23rd March, he was measuring in the thSltriCrt Avlutre defendant was working. He saw defendant sleeping in the mouth of a, stall with a lighted lamp in his possession. A fine of t2, including costs, Avas imposed. DESERTED HIS SWEETHEART FOR THE ARMY. Florence Bishop, 18, Gwendoline Street, TylorstoAvn, single Avoman, summoned Wm. Bartlett, collier, Ferndale, to show cause. etc. Mr. Horatio Phillips, Ferndale, defended. Complainant said that she gave birth to a male child in February last, of which she said the defendant was the father. She had been keeping, com- pany with him for five years, but when she got into trouble, he left her and joined the Army. The case was adjourn- ed for a week to enable complainant to be guided by a solicitor.
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Our Library Table. The House of the Black Diamond." "The House of the Black Diamond." Special interest attaches to the current issue of the "Millgate Monthly "—an ex- cellent magazine, by the way—in that ii contains a very racy and well-informed article on Coal Mining by Mr. R. J. Davies, of Manchester. Mr. Davies, who before taking up his present position, was a clerk at the Ton Co-operative Society and before that worked as a miner at the Maindy Col- liery, Ton-Pentre, treats his subject in a interesting and sympathetic manner. He deals at length with the method of hew- ing the coal, the detection of gas, condi- tions of employment and wages, and has a few pregnant remarks on the need of greater effort to minimise the risks of explosion. There has not," he says, "been any supreme effort made to bring, the risk of explosions to an irreducible minimum, and it is admitted that the only solution to the proper conduct of our mines is to eliminate the pivot of competition there- from and supplant it by a rigid State control. The cry of the safety of the men as the guiding principle, does not lend itself to the present -methods of getting coal to the surface. Even the establishment of Chairs of Mining, in our Universities may only bring about better economic results for the oArners, and no code of education seems to be considered in connection with these Chains for the sole purpose of sav- ing life. Profits are made in the South Wales mines that should satisfy the most avaricious shareholders, and the standard of success of a mining engineer depends upon the tonnage produced, and not the number of accidents he is able to prevent through his skill. It is questionable whether the inven- tive genius of the human mincf will ever find an absolute solution to the explosion of gas in mines but even under the pre- sent competitiA'e system, reforms could be introduced under the folloAving, heads, which would certainly help to diminish the risks i (a) Increasing, the number of Govern- meiit Inspectors; (b) compulsory timbering of the roof 'in dangerous places (c) Inspection of lamps under a State department; ■(d) Wider distribution of Avater spravs. As a. Trade Union Official, the write] naturally takes a keen interest in the industrial organisations of the South Wales Miners. This is what he says: "The organisation of the South Wales miners, which by the way, is one of the most perfect, has proved a useful instru- ment in their march onwards to a higher 1 standard of life. It embraces at present about 130,000 members, and is represen- ted in Parliament by four Labour stal- warts. The spirit permeating the men against non-unionists is one of utter eon- tempt, and the life of one outside the Federation is made unbearable by the adoption of such tactics as refusing to descend in the same cage as him. And when he is actually at work he is the scapegoat of all those around him. There may not be much in favour of coercim, but the Welsh miner is such an e.ntm.s- iast in Trade Unionism that all methods that can be legally enforced are brought t-.) bear upon the non-union men. The last resort, of course, is a month's i < 1 jce to terminate agreements (with the em- ployers, as a protest), and a, ievir to enforce them to join. As a rule, i his brings about the unofficial support of the employers, who prefer to dispense A'tli the services of a few than allow the total stoppage of the many. Such are a few of the details in connection with the pro- duction of a commodity which ranks in usefulness with bread and clothing. The gloomy side of the miner's life, and the silent mounting of fatherless families, are matters too wide to be touched upon here but are so important that the wisdom of future statesmen, the enthus- iasm of honest reformers, should be called forth in order to ultimately overthrow the damaging influence of unbridled capital sunk in mining concerns, which certainly barters lives for profits, and wages war with the elements of Honour and Justice." The article is copiously illustrated with photographs, taken by Mr. S. Timothy, Pentre.
Welsh Labour Leader.s Mabon a Monument of Patience. Writing in a contemporary, Mr. Wm. Brace-, M.P.. says: "Patience is a virtue of incalculable value for work in the industrial movement. Welshmen are not supposed to be noted for this trait of character still, responsibility seems to develop it in them. Apart from our own Mabon, who is a monument of patience, Wales has supplied chief leaders to two most important Trades Unions, national in character and operations, and who were selected for those high offices in competi- tion with the more reserved and reputedly patient Englishmen. First, we have Mr. Richard Bell, M.P., the general secretary of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants and, second. Mr. Jenkin Jones, the newly-elected general secretary of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers. Deal- ing Avith Mr. Bell, I think it only simple truth to say that he is One of the most successful Trades Union officials in the country. To organise and conduct the work of his own office, with its different classes, grades, and departments, is an immense undertaking. It must be remem- bered that all this society's work is done through th9 central office. The inquiring into and dealing Avith compensation claims alone must be very difficult, and as the general secretary is responsible, it will be realised what demands of a business char- acter the work must make UDon him. We know something of the difficulty of com- pensation work in connection with our own Federation, but by our system of AAorking in districts, with our check- Aveighers sending in notices of accident, it is simplicity itself with us as compared with the working through such an organ- isation as the Railway Servants. Week- ends find Mr. Bell travelling long dis- tances to address meetings and give advice to the different sections employed i upon the many railway systems of the kingdom. In addition to this, he has his Parliamentary duties to attend to and continuous negotiation with the Railway Department of the Board of Trade upon matters within the jurisdiction of that authority. And, as if this was not enough, the railway workers' secretary has a continual and by no means friendly controversy over the signing or not sign- ing of the constitution of the Labour Party. But, whether one agrees or dis- agrees ;<with Mr. Richard Bell. M.P., this will ahvays have to be said, that he has proved' a most efficient railway workers' proved' a, most efficient railway workers' representative in Parliament and general secretary, and isv a man both the railway- men and the Welsh nation can be proud of."
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