Gave Way to Tears. Porth Bankruptcy Prosecution. The adjourned hearing; of the charge against Thomas Elvans) late grocer, of Clydach Vale, for an alleged offence under the Bankruptcy Act. took place at Porth Police Court on Thursday, when Mr. John Evans, of Pembrokeshire, uncle of the accused, gave evidence regarding the assignment of a policy of insurance subsequent to a deed of assignment being executed for the benefit of creditors. It was alleged that defendant at the time of his bankruptcy had denied the exist- ence of a policy on his life. He now admitted having withheld the infor- mation, pleading that it was an over- sight on his part, and with no intention to defraud. Upon being committed to take his trial at Quarter Sessions, accused gave way to tears. He was admitted to bail in a surety of t25, and himself in. £25. Mr. A. T. James, Pontypridd, pro- secuted on behalf of the Official Receiver.
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L Ton-Pentre Police Court. Monday.—Before the Stipendiary (Mr. IJeufer Thomas), Messrs. T. P. Jenkins, W. T. Jones, R. S. Griffiths, J. D. Wil- Eams, and Alderman Richard Lewis. EX-MILKMAN'S RIDE. Samuel Evans, collier, Gilfach Goch, was summoned for driving a trap with- out having a carriage license. P.S. George gave evidence. Witness said that defendant had been a milk vendor, but was now a collier, and ¡ had broken his leg about a fortnight ago. The Stipendiary said that in view of the accident the defendant would be fined 10s., including costs. BAKEHOUSE RAID AT TREORCHY. Charles Jarman, baker, Treorehy, was charged with stealing 601bs. of flour, value 9s., the property of his employer, James Thomas, Treorehy. Albert Hull, baker, Treorehy, was also charged with stealing,, and! Alf. Webber, baker, wag charged with receiving same knowing it to be stolen. Mr. David Rees, Ponty- pridd, prosecuted, and Mr. W. P. Nicholas defended all the defendants. James Thomas, baker and confectioner, 183, High Street, Treorehy, said that Charles Jarman had been employed by him as baker for some time. Witness gave. information to the Doliee on Satur- day, July 31st. On Wednesday morning, about 12.30 (midnight), the bakehouse was secured, and the key was in his (witness') possession. Witness kept bags of flour, similar to the one produced, in his bake- house. Cross-examined, witness said that Jar- man had up to the present borne a good character. P.C. Phillips said that between 12.30 and 4 o'clock on Wednesday morning, August 3rd, lie concealed himself near Mr. Thomas' bakehouse, and kept that and Hull's bakehouse under observation. He. saw Hull and Webber come from their bakehouse, and before crossing the road, Webber stood on the corner and looked up and down the road. Hull then went to Mr. Thomas' bakehouse ald knocked at the door, and was admitted by Jarman. He remained inside about three or four minutes, and when he emerged he car- ried some paper bags of flour. Jarman also had bags of flour, which he handed to Webber, and the latter, accompanied by Hull, retraced their steps to the bake- house which they had left earlier in the night. Witness, approached them and told them they would be arrested for receiving stolen property. In reply, Hull said: Leave us go this time, Phillips," whilst Webber said that they had just left his bakehouse at No. 1. Herbert Street. Wit- ness took them to the police station, and after waking P.S. Harris, proceeded again to Mr. Thomas' bakehouse and arrested Jarman. He woke Mr. Thomas, and took Jarman to the police station, where he was charged with stealing 601bs. of flour, the property of his employer. Witness searched Jarman, and found a skeleton key in the lining of his waist- coat. Neither of the defendants had any- thing to say in reply to the charge. Wit- ness and P.S. Harris then made an examination of Mr. Thomas' bakehouse, and found that the skeleton key fitted an inner door of prosecutor's premises. A lock (produüedl) simply hanged on the bakehouse door' by means of two screws, a.nd could be knocked off with the least touch. Mr. Nicholas, having consulted his clients, said that they desired to plead guilty. All he had to say was that these men were desirous of making money, and in their eagerness had transgressed the law of the land. They were all respect- able married men, and he asked the Bench not to take too serious a view of the case. His Worship said that he was extremely sorry to try such a, case. For the sake of a paltry gain they had brought dis- grace upon them which would perhaps attach to their children and their families. Hull: and Webber were fined t2 each, and Jarman, whose case was considered worse than the, others, was fined a. TIMBER THEFT1 AT BLAENCLYDACH. Wm. John Williams, collier, Blaen- clydach, was summoned for stealing five pitchpine planks from a bridge at Blaen- clydach, the property of the Rhondda District Council. Mr. W. P. Nicholas prosecuted. P.C. Hawkins gave evidence. Defendant was dismissed with a warn- ing. TRESPASSING ON T.V.R. Thomas David and Morgan Rees', Tre- orchy, were charged with trespassing on the Taff Vale Railway. Mr. Thompson, Cardiff, prosecuted for the Company. P.C. Fudge said that about 8.30 on 17th July he saw Rees cross the line above Treorchy Station. About 9 p.m. he saw Thomas David attempt to cross the line at the same place, and saw a porter "spot" him. Defendant then went lower down the line and again attempted to cross, and after getting over the stile he slipped and fell on the line. Witness then went up to him and escorted him away. Porter Win. Harris corroborated the evidence of the first case. A fine of 20s. each was imposed. A SERIES OF ASSAULTS. ;■ John Rees, collier, Tonypandy, sum- moned Evan Evans, another Tonypandy collier, for assault. Complainant said that on 23rd July he was in the White Hart Hotel, Tonypandy, and some men were quarrelling. Evans was goingi to hit another man, when com- plainant spoke to him, and defendant turned round and struck him (complain- ant) in the mouth. Later, while he was going up the road, witness was again struck. Defendant also assaulted him the next night and on Bank-Holiday. The Bench imposed a, fine of 30s. TREORCHY NEIGHBOURS' PLEA- SANTRIES. Catherine Davies, Treorchy, summoned Rachel Ann Jones, Treorchy, for assault. A cross-summons was also heard; whilst Jane Jones also summoned Catherine Davies for assault. After1 hearing the evidence, all the parties were bound over to keep the peace. ADMITTED PATERNITY. Margaret Jane Wallteivs (17), single, Treherbert, summoned James Shepherd, ,a former lodger" at her father's house, to show cause, &c. Defendant admitted paternity, and was ordered to pay 3s. 6d. a, week towards the maintenance of the child, together with costs. AN OBLIGING FATHER. Lily Hawkins (single), Ystrad, sum- moned Sidney Eaves:, Ystrad, to show cause, &c. Defendant's mother, who appeared for him, said that her son admitted paternity and would either take the child or pay costs. An order of 3s, 6d. per week and costs was made. ORDER MADE. Maud Brown (single), Treorehy, sum- moned Thomas Griffiths, Burry Port, to show cause, &c. Paternity was admitted and an order of 3,s. 6d. a week was made. COAL STEALING. Mary Meyrick and Sarah Griffiths, Blaenycwni, were fined 5s. each for steal- ing coal from the Blaenycwm Colliery siding. AMATEUR FREDDY WELSHES. The following were fined for fighting:- Thomas Evans, Blaenycwm, 10s. Edward Thomas, Pentre, 10s. Phillip Davies, 15s., and Thomas Morgan, 10s., both of Treherbert; James Lock, 10s., and Wm. England, Gelli) 15s.
The 60 Hours Question Test Case at Porth. At Porth Police Court on Thursday, before the Stipendiary (Mr. Lleufer Thomas), proceedings were taken by Messrs. Insoles, Ltd., against four of their workmen for damages in refusing to work the extra hour per week as demanded by the plaintiff company. It will be remembered that during the recent coal crisis in the South Wales coalfield, owing to the operation of the Eight Hours Act, one of the vital issues between the employers and the workmen's representatives was the demand of the former that the workmen should work the extra (36 hours permitted under the Act. When the settlement was arrived at, it was tacitly agreed between the parties that the right of the employers to the extra hours should be the subject of a test case. Mr. Montagu Lush, K.C., and Mr. Thvor Lewis (instructed by Mr. C. Kenshole) appeared for the company, and Mr. J. Sankey, K.C. (instructed by Messrs. Morgan, Bruce, Nicholas, and James), appeared for the defence. Among those present in court were Mr. Abraham (Mabon), M.P., president of the South Wales Miners' Federation Mr. Tom Richards, M.P., secretary Mr. A. Onions, treasurer; and Mr. D. Watts Morgan, agent of the Rhondda district. Mr. T. Griffiths, J.P., agent of the Cymmer Collieries, and a prominent member of the Conciliation Board, was also in attendance. The defendant cited was William Robinson, collier, Porth, and it was agreed that this case should be argued as a test, and that the decision should govern all the other cases. The plaintiffs, in addition to claiming 2s. 6d. damages for breach of contract;, asked the Court to state if the amount of damages should be deducted from the amount of wages earned by the defendant. Only formal evidence of the demands made by the plaintiff company to defendant to work the extra, hour on two occasions, and the 'defendant's refusal was given by Mr. E. S. Williams, manager of the colliery. The other facts in the case were admitted, and it then resolved itself into a legal argument as to whether the employers could insist upon the workmen working the extra hour. Mr. Montagu Lush contended that the refusal of the defendant to work the extra hour per week was a breach of the Conciliation Board agreement, which laid an obligation upon the men to work the hours permitted under the new Coal Mines Regulation Act. Counsel argued that Clause 3 of the new statute gave absolute power to the management at the collieries to call' upon the men to work this extra hour. Mr. Lush maintained, in regard to the second point, that it was within the powers of the Court-that any damages which might be awarded could be ordered to be deducted by the com- pany froc the wages earned by and due to defendant. C Mr. Sankey, K.C., maintained that all the new Act of Parliament did was to limit the hours of work, and that the Legislature did not compel the men to work even eight hours per day, much less the extra 60 hours per annum. All the Act did was to bind the men not to work u ti more than the stimulated eight hours. There was no obligation passed by Clause 3 upon the workmen to work the extra hour, as the clause was only an enabling clause, permitting' an extra hour to be worked in order that there should be no transgression of the Act. Counsel, dealing with the issue as to whether the company could deduct the damages from the wages of the men, argued that inasmuch as no claim had been formulated by the workmen as to any wages due, the Court had no juris- diction to make any adjustment on the lines asked for by the plaintiff. The Stipendiary reserved his decision for a fortnight, and in reply to Mr. Lush, said that owing to the importance of the matter he would cite a case for the purposes of an appeal.
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Glydach Vale Hauliers. Summoned at Ystrad Police Court. Another Eight Hours Sequel. At Ystrad Police Court on Monday, before the Stipendiary (Mr. Lleufer Thomas) and other magistrates, 'forty hauliers employed at the Nos. 1, 2, and 3 Pits, Cambrian Collieries, were sum- moned by the Cambrian Trust for breach of contract, and damages to the extent of £ 5 per man were claimed. Intense interest was taken in the case, and asi the hauliens decided to attend the Police Court proceedings, a procession of the workmen, half a, mile long; and headed by a brass band, was formed at Clydach Vale, and marched to the Police Cburf at Ton-Pentre. Mr. Chas. Kenshole, Aberdare, prose cuted on behalf of the Company, and Mr. W. P. Nicholasi (instructed by the South Wales Miners' Federation) defended. Mr. Tom Evans, sub-agent, Penygraig, was in attendance, as was also Mr. Leonard Llewelyn, general manager of the Cam- brian Trust. Mr. Kenshole, in opening the proceed- ings, said that the summonses were issued by the Cambrian Collieries Com- pany against the hauliers for a breach of contract on the 7th to 17th July inclu- sive, and £ 5 per man was claimed as damages. The practice at these collieries prior to the coming; into operation of the Eight Hours Act, he explained, was that the men used to descend the pit between 6 and 7, the working shift commencing at 7 o'clock. A different arrangement, however, existed as far as the hauliers f ere concerned. They descended the pit in sufficient time to get their horses from the stables by 6.30, the reason for this arrangement being that they had to take their horses into the workings for a dis- tance of about a mile and more before the ropes commenced to work on the main roads. On the other hand, under this arrangement they were allowed to be the first to come up out of the pit at the end of the day's shift, and arrangements were made to get them up in the first bond as soon as they reached the pit-bottom. Moreover, the hauliers were paid an extra. sum of 4d. per day in consideration of their descending the pit before the other workmen, and in October last an agree- ment was made as the result of an arbi- tration, which provided amoiag other things that (1) "No change be made in the present system of working," and (2) All allowances, such as beer money, shall be done away with, and that all hauliers, both day and night shifts, be paid a consolidated rate of 4s. 6d. per shift upon the 1897 standard." Under this agreement, said Mr. Kenshole, it was distinctly understood that the hauliers should come in early, and he contended there was nothing in the supple- mental agreement arrived at on the 30th June last to do away with any agree- ments then in force as to working the collieries. On the 1st July, continued Mr. Kenshole, the Eight Hours: Act came into operation, and Clause 2 defined the com- putation of the eight hours "as between the time when the last workmen descended the pit and the first workman to return to the surface. When the Act came into force, the management at the Cambrian Collieries fixed upon the day shift as from 6 to 2, but the hauliers, under the provisions of the agreement made in October, were expected to take their horises out of the stables, by 5.30— half-an-hour before the workinc shift commenced. The hauliers, however, main- tained that they were not ealled, upon to leave the stables before 6 o'clock, as under -the existing agreement they would be underground for 8* hours. Under those en cumstances thei object of the aor'eement made in October would be entirely defeated, as the workmen were down by 6 o'clock and the ropes could not com- mence working; until the roadways were clear. He did not know what answer his learned friend had to that. Mr. Nicholas: Section 1 of the Act. Mr. Kenshole: But you cannot accept Section 1 without Section 2. At this stage of the hearing the Stipen- diary suggested that both sides should agree to place the matter before the Conciliation Board. Mr. Kenshole, having: consulted with Mr. Leonard Llewelyn, said he was quite prepared to adopt that course, provided that the men would give an undertaking to abide by the decision arrived at. Mi. Nicholas said that he did not want it to be said that he as. solicitor to the J edei ation w as running away from any honourable understanding entered into between the men and the management. He was there under the instructions 'of the Central Executive of the Federation to contest the terms of the agreement and to this Act being: construed into 8! 2 hours. What he objected to was the demand of the management that the hauliers should be out of the stabler W 5.30. The hauliers would not accept that position. Oh the other hand, they must be reasonable, and there should be a little give-and-take on both sides. The hearing was then adjourned for a fortnight on the understanding that both parties would ahide by the decision of the Standing Committee, which would meet on the following Wednesday. Subsequently a meeting: of the hauliers concerned was held at the Workmen's Hall, Ton, when Mr. Nicholas, who was accompanied by Mr. Tom Evans, miners' agent, explained the position of matters to the men, who, acting upon the advice tendered them, agreed to a- resumption of work under existing conditions pending the result of the Conciliation Board arbitrament.