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; j Porth Police 1 Court.
j Porth Police 1 Court. Thursday-Before Messrs T. P. Jenkins, Aid. W. H. Mathias, Wm. Evans, Enoch Davies, Dr. Ivor Davies, and Dr. E. N. Davies. COAL STEALING. Ma i garet Lloyd, Cymmer, was charged with stealing 301bs. of coal, value 3d., from a rubbish tip at the Cymmer Col- liery, Porth, P.S. Skyrm gave, evidence, and a fine of 2s. 6d. was imposed. OBSTRUCTING THE POLICE. George Street, Collier, Mardy, was charged with obstructing the police. P.C. Sudbury said that he was taking a pris- oner to the police station at Mardy when prisoner interfered and attempted to get him away. When the barman of the JMardy Hotel came to witness's assist- ance, prisoner kicked him under the jaw. Prisoner admitted being in the crowd, but denied obstructing the policeman. Prisoner was fined £ 1. A PATERNITY CASE. John Davies, collier, Treherbert, was summoned for t-54 12s. arrears under a bastardy order made in respect of the illegitimate child of Maggie Haddrell, single woman, also of Treherbert. Mr. A. T. James appeared for complainant, and Mr. T. Millward, Pentre, for defendant. Mr. James, who characterised the case as a very unusual one, said that the order had been in force for 12 years, and not a penny piece had been paid. In Decem- her, 1896, defendant went to America, and on returning at the beginning of this year, steps were taken to put the order into force. Defendant immediately applied to the High Court for a rule of certiorari to quash the order. The High Court laughed at the appeal, and the Judges refused to believe his story. He (Mr. James) asked the Bench to take a strong view of the case as the defendant had tried to get out of his liabilities in this manner, and he liad,nieaiis to pay. Mr. Millward said that defendant absolutely denied paternity, and refused to pay a penny-piece. That was the ground of the appeal, and the only con- sistent course defendant could take was to go to prison. Complainant said the order was obtain- ed in May, 1897, for the payment of 3s. 6d. a week. The arrears now claimed were £.34 12s., but as a matter of fact the arrears were much more. Defendant was sent to prison for three months. A BROKEN LAMP. Wm. Lewis, collier, employed at the Cymmer Colliery, Porth, was charged with doing wilful damage to a safety I lamp, to the extent of Is. 6d. Mr. W. Kenshole, Aberdare. prosecuted for the company. Evan Jones, day haulier, said that on 26th February defendant got into a fighting mooct underground. He caught hold of witness, but Avitness told him to behave and put him on the ground. De- fendant got up and SAvinging the lamp round, hit witness a blow behind the ear with such force that the top of the lamp was wrenched off the standard. Defendant now said that the lamp was broken by a fall or by a kick from a pony. He was ordered to pay the costs, 10s.
Letters to the Editor.
Letters to the Editor. Letters on any subject of public interest are cordially invited. The insertion of a letter does not necessarily mean that the Editor agrees with the views ex- pressed therein. Correspondents should write on one side of the paper only, and no letter ivill be published unless the writer sends his naine and* address, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. To the Editor of the "Rhondda Leader." Sir,—Will you kindly allow a little space in your valuable paper to tender publicly my deep obligation to the officials of the South Wales Miners' Federation, and also to our esteemed legal adviser, Mr. W. P. Nicholas, in my compensation case. My case may be unique in the annals of the South Wales coalfield, and had it not been for the existence of the Fede- ration, whose policy and funds are ad- minstered by our trustworthy agents, I would not be able to combat the persistent policy adopted by the defendant company. I cannot adequately express my deep and lasting gratitude to those that sup- ported me throughout the case.—Yours obediently, FRED EAVES.
A Serious Matter.
A Serious Matter. The bane of life in every section of the community is that of being occasionally "hard up." Just at the moment when it is least expected a sudden call upon the purse is made, and whilst one could get in a. week or two, or a month or so, the thing won't wait, and then is heard the tragi-comic cry, "I'm awfully hard up; stoney, in fact." It seems very strange yet gentlemen occupying really good posi- tions often find themselves in this plight, and they would not dare to approach their friends to beg the favour of a loan. What then, is one to do under these try- ing circumstances? The manager or the confidential assistant, or clerk, must not allow his position to. be known to the world. The plodding, earnest tradesman must keep his credit up at all costs, whilst the professional man's dignity would suffer should it become known he is short of money. All these matters have been very care- fully considered by a gentleman of means who has devised a scheme whereby any- one who occupies a responsible position, and who is financially embarassed, may be immediately relieved by means of a private advance, quietly arranged. The terms upon which the loan can be made will vary according to circumstances. There is no security required, nor bonds- men or sureties requested. You sign a simple' Promissory Note, and the cash is handed over to you. If one has any standing at all iu any Avalk of life, there is no difficulty whatever in completing the advance in a few hours. Anyone desirous of any further particulars should write a note, in confidence, to Mr. Wm. Lloyd, 4, Church Street, Cardiff, who will at once reply, giving full information free without vii- charge whatever. 4740
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- With the Mid-Rhondda Male…
With the Mid-Rhondda Male Voice Choir. [By G. W. RICHARDS.] Better to have competed and lost than never to have competed at all is only another way of moulding a well- known saying to fit the case of the Mid- Rhondda Orpheus Glee Society, which competed in the male voice competitions at Abergavenny and Mountain Ash. Such a result Avas disappointing enough, but let me remind the members of the party that it is only over the bodies of our dead selves that we may leap to higher tilings. '1 Previous to Monday, the party had been working hard. When I say hard, I imply ultra hard, as anyone who is conversant with the test piece, Eigar',s Reveille," will understand that the demands re- quired in this work are of no ordinary nature. In the Avoids of Dr. MacNaught, the Reveille is the most difficult test piece ever Avritten for a male voice choir, and such Avas the gigantic task of the Mid-Rhondda Party. In the open rehearsal at Caersalem on Sunday evening last. the quid nuncs were silenced, and the party's performance Avas everywhere eulogised. At last, competi- tion day came, and the party, full of hope and confidence, turned their face Aber- gavenny-wards. Arriving late, the party hurried to the practice room. Avhence they were hustled on to the stage—the first competitive stage that the majority of the party had ever appeared on. In theatrical performances, especially amateur, the first appearance is anything but a good one, and, sad to relate, such was the case with our local singers. Stage- fright was rampant, and it seemed to seize many of the members like a fever spreading from one to another. After the rendering Avas over, not for one moment did the party expect any gains but they I all- philosophically hoped for better things at Mountain Ash. This place was reached about 5 o'clock, and after a, splendid rehearsal the eis- teddfod was reached, Avhere, in the opinion of almost everyone, the party sang delightfully. The party were awarded 63 marks, which placed them fourth out of eight competitors, and on being told the party had never competed before that day, Dr. McNaught complimented them, saying they had sung well, and he was sorry he could not award them a, prize. He congratulated the party in singing without the aid of the pianoforte, and, unlike the other choirs, who mostly con- cluded flat, they finished a little sharp. He hoped they would persevere and try again in London. Inattention to the conductor's beat, faulty intonation, pianissimo passages sung too loud and the releases not prompt enough, were a few of the faults which the party were guilty of. Now, this is patent knoAvledge amongst all, and it remains with the party as a entity to adhere together and wipe each fault out one by one until there is no room for doubt, but in lieu-the finished perform- ance. One word more, and that is a, word of praise to Mr. E'mrys Richards, the party's able and painstaking conductor. Through- out the day Mr. Richards was as cool as the proverbial cucumber, and he feels confident the party will undoubtedly go one better next time.
Theatre Royal, Tonypandy.
Theatre Royal, Tonypandy. "LADY GODIVA." On Bank Holiday the Royal was crow- ded to excess at both afternoon and even- ing performances of the romantic play, "Lady Godiva." The first scene—A vill- age green near Coventry on May Day, 1040-is one of great beauty, in which colours are blended with marvellous cun- ning. The character in which interest, naturally centres, isi the friend of the people, Lady Godiva, who is impersona- ted by Miss Edith Lorraine. In every way her performance is distinctly above the average, and she looks delightful in all her robes. Mr. Walter Clark has filled in the portrait of "Leofric" (Earl of Mercia), Avith much completeness, and is, indeed, the most finished performance of the play, for it is consistent and well sustained throughout. Miss Maud Lillian as "Lady Aldyth," Go diva's sister ? plays on good lines, driving home the points of the comedy. Mr. Alfred Raymond is no stranger to the humours of "Robie." The serving man, and his niaiiy scenes with "Eilfrida," Godiva's maid, were carried through with a good deal of spirit and humour. Mr. F. B. Woulfe is to be highly congratulated on the playing of "Tom o' Coventry and the Watchdog." Mr Arthur Allen is, "Unwolf," the retain- er, and one of the funniest. possible to imagine. One cannot deny him laughter. Young Edgar, the nameless and foundling, finds an excellent representative in Mr. Cecil Renton, and his performance wins for him a large tribute of praise. The best eflorts of the actor were put forth by Mr. Charles M. Julian, in the impersona- tion of "Algar," supposed Earl of North- umbria, and he certainly shoAved that he possessed the- abilities and tact necessary to hoodwink his victims. All the actors are really good. The costumes are pic- turesque and present an object lesson in the fashions of olden days. The play is indeed admirable throughout, and cer- tainly deserves the crowded houses which attend nightly. On Saturday evening the same talented company will give the celebrated histori- cal play "Jane Shore," in which Misa Edith Lorraine Avill assume the title role of the goldsmith's wife.
Hippodrome, Tonypandy. If Mr Stone had searched the wide world for a more entertaining programme he could not have provided one better than the one here this week. The pic- tures can only be described by the one word, "Great," whilst the variety portion might possibly be termed "Greater." Vast holiday audiences have thronged both houses, this week which is sufficient testi- mony to what is said above. Chas. M. Daly's company in the dramatic sketch, "Faithful to the Last," was greatly en- joyed, whilst Sandy and Carl, comedians, dancers and comedy boxofs, found great favour with the boys, coming in for a rousing reception. George Gulliver gave an exceedingly clever ventriloquial sketch, and there are few ventriloquists we have enjoyed better than Gulliver. Those clever comediennes, Guerita and Joseph- ine, were well to the front in popularity, and the Hippodrome orchestra, in tune- ful melodies, gave that touch to the whole performance, which holiday audiences so love.