FACTS AND FANCIES. 8' "Where are the balls and routs supplied gratis ? Dn the field of battle. When does a ship become a horseman ? When It rides at anchor. What instrument of war does the earth resemble? A revolver. When is a lawyer a donkey ? When lie is draw- ing a conveyance. How high ought a lady to wear her dress ? A little higher than two feet. When should a publican go to all iron foundry ? When lie wants a bar-maid. What is the most warlike nation ? Vaccination, Because it is always in arms. + Which is thy 4tst for a sailor to be in when there Is A gale ? A-dri-atic. 'J' "Does your wife talk ill her sleep?" asked one! carried man of another one day when they were comparing lIotes, I don't lie awake to see," re- plied the heartless husband, "but she uilks all the t of the time, so 1 rather guess she does." M. Tommy and Mile. Lilli are playing together in tfie Champs lil^sees. A quarrel occurs and the little girl gives her companion a box on the car, I Tommy is (lotibl es up his fist, and then ] calms down suddnly. "You know," he said, in a j tone of scorn, t if t you back its bg- ,«auae you are only a woman iljgaigaeliuseits last year Spent 7,020,4:50 dols, on J iter public schools, an average to each child of 2C s. 42 cents, an increase of 1 dol. a cents over thai ef the previous year. The Secretary of the State Board of Educa:ion declares the free text-book law ■of the State to ha one of the best legislative acts of «eeent years. He traces to the operation of tho law the increase in enrolment in all the school- It looked like rain as Mr. Johlittle started out ot tile house, and he came back into the room where his wife was: "I thought you had gone down to meet the boys," she said, quietly. "1 started, my dear, but it looks like rain." "Ain'tyou going?" I)Ce. fcut I guess I'd better take a waterproof along with aae," 'Tei-haps you had, my love," she said ironi- cally; "and, dear, don't you think you had better take a whiskyproof along Job concluded that the proof was against him UNFORTUNATE ADOLPHUS. Adolphus bought a pair of skates, Anu to the frozen river He quickly hied, although it was Si) col(i it iiit(le liiiii sliiver. He'd never skated, but he thought t To do so must be easy, And then she skated—she lie lovei In secret—Pauline Ileesy. Well, having strapped his purchase on, He rose, wheu straight from under His feet went out, and he went down With sound like crackling thunder. The other chaps they laughed, but Dolph Again attained a standing And struck an attitude that was Both graceful and commanding. And then he started off once more- No, 'twas hiS skates that started. And, bearing him along, upon A zigzag course departed. lie tried to stop. Alas! alas! He cotil(I not, but collided Witli lier-P;tiiiiiie I The words she spoke Were few but quite decided. Off came the skates. Home went he with Bruised head and two lo >se molars, And never skated after that, Except on parlour rollers. NOT A NEW STORY. A business man on the third floor of a building In Griswold Street bought a ton of coal the other ,day, and when a boy came up to ask him for the job of elevating the chestnut, he asked the youth to a chair, and then said: boy. you should start right in entering upon the path o life." l'C!I, sir—that's what maw says." J %vts it I)i).,)r Lk>y -a very poor boy myself at yotir hY Coi, sir—I don't doubt it, you wore ragged cloilies aud have half enough to eat." "Aheiu — y-e-s- i felt that I would liaL-c to. make tny own future, an 1 1 decided to start out right In the town w.i'e 1 lived there was a live-storey uulld. íu- i'c4,4. sir, and there were offices way up on the top fit* mi I no elevator.' "Ju'st so. luy boy." *'Aud a man who had an oiffce on the top flour Wnghl a ton oi coal. and,) ou asked him for the job ef backup it up." Exactly." '•it was worth fifty cents, but lie offered you a quarter, .and ra her than lose the job you accepted ,it. The- mI." look a notion to you, secured you a J'lace- in an uiikv, and) ou are to-day ricli, respected, alld iiki-l-y 11. lie sent to Washiugiuu as a United iitiUes Sei»at:K*. I Unow the story like a book." 44 You Uoi Why, wlunu did you ever hear it be- fore ? li lrvrtiity limes over right in this very street I tumbled to it after carrying up two tons, and you feiiero caii!L wadop me again 11 %Viiy, lily Suit, I "'S all right, mister; but my terms are fifty cents Spot cao1. or no lugging. Powerful funny thing that all you chaps who havb bisi poor and worked up to richer want a penniless cub to work for half cash &ad half taffy The occupant of the office said that lie would re- -mrwe thejob for some i?oy frith a meek and humble .4ispojsitiou. "i;:t 'i. '),: 'I,; < MISSED HIS OPPORT", ITY. UI am hard up;" said a tough-looking chap to a ^ftsident of Jefferson Avenue, whom he met in the •toreet the other evening. "So am I," was the reply. 09 Yd likfe to borrow about fifteen cents." So would I." "Say I said glie man as he came a step nearer-, "ttis is apiece of good luck. I was looking for just such a man as you are. We are both hard HI): we both want money. There's an old shoemaker liown here wlbo, fceeps 250 dols. under his bench. Onne down with mfc. 111 take him by the neck Whale jrou grab the boodle, and we'W wlnick even." The millionaire begged to be excused, IInd the Wtnuiger reproach fully called after him: "AH right! Jf ynu hud rather sleep- under stair- .s Itnll beg for L-tad victuals than roll in wealth, list's your look out. Don't go whining around wfcoot hard luck, however. Tire man who won't kill an old shoemaker for 250 ilols. ititist expect l'ruyi. 4IImce to go back ou him ami keep him under. THE LANDLOinyS TEMPTATION, jftrteuias Felt kept a hotel at Greenwood. Jame* fcebroke was a neighbour whose pig ran loose and jutnoyed Eelt. One day Felt said to Lebroke: -The-re isa strny pilto under iHv stable, and if yonH Itltl him, I'll gin" JUu:, pint df rUm. Lebroke agreed the proposition.' FL-lit drove the pig out. z, and lebroke hit hiiu a big whack 011 the nose that laid trim stiff, as lie emerged. Then lie discovered that he had killed his own pig. Felt was pretty: shreva. If he had slaUglrtcred the porker himself,! \wonld have cost him a great deal more than a pint tt rum- IT WAS ALL RIGHT. ••Where dt> you expect this money from ?" a kci It ejerk in the iw)iiey-(>rdtIr tiol);Lrtiiteiit of tite of a woman who presented an order for 15 ùIs. wFrom ellieago. .And wlaC) fn)lu ? n uJohn \Vimallls." "AIICIU. I guess it is all right." 011. I know it is! she exclaimed as she signed kr name. "Me usi-d to be my husband.' lIe offered )lIe JO I would throw np all claim on and this » U«» SK-*CI^«1 insuimeaL I'Uprob- Mj gpt the rest w »bout two weeks. -1_
TThe-per^ile live ni>ctJ«ii»on long in Devonshire. Theft are two men tliere so old, tilat they have .quite fcwgoUen who they are. and there ia nobody alive wt»>eaik wuietuber it for theiu. Aski%Wa lady- wlist her antomplishments are, is, VIK-MY speaking, harmless enuugh. Still in "these it -tlgigbt in sdKne- oiwea'caase enibarratiiauut %u put tfx; (jiMUont," 'Slict vom paint er ■ iNuai 1 stwleot to Paisley official What will you .10 wills ""IIr now that it's to he discontinued J'jitscv » hei «i (tear r i.at they're-t&ukin* .¡)I" .u.l !U" La.; j 0.
LLiKWOKHO SCHOOL BOARD. The monthly meeting of- this Board (of which a brief report appeared in our lest issue) was held on WedDt adaj;, the Cth iDSt., at the Vestry Hall, Pontypridd, when the following members were presert:-lllr Jno. Davies (in the chair), Mr Idris Williams (v ice-cl airiuari). Rev. B. Lloyd. Messrs C. J. N. Grey, Watkin Williams, Ll. Llewelyn, H..I MattLas, M. H. Thomas, H. Abraham, W. W. Phillips, and T. Edwaids. letter was read from the Divisional Police office stating with regard to the complaints agfUDst children damaging the school at Blaen- llechau, some of the children had been taken LdJreMr M. H. Thomas, who had pardoned tliew 'N.r Thomas now denied this.—The Chair- man TLere is a definite statement made there.— Mr. T-ianias; It is a definite untruth I know notLiiig if the matter. I must have been in a traid,e.-Ou the motion of the vice-chairman, secoLded by the chairman, u leply was directed to be uC Ue polity. THE HAFd) bCiiooi. The chairman drew attention to the dispute between this Board and the Llantrisant Board with respect to the cLildteu attending Hafcd school. The only thirg upon which he would make any temail was the fact that the committee had taken action before making a report to the Board.—Mi W. W". Phillips said that although he lived il >se to the school, he knew nothing about the children bcicg turLed home until after it hnd been done.-The Clerk said it was a matter of necessity.—The Vioe-cbairman said that a deputation weiut from this Buaid to the Llactri- sant Board, and the latter Boerd told them dis- tinctly to turn the childt en back, because there was plenty of accommodation at The Cymmer school for the ebilllien cf Llantrisant parish. Acting upon this suggestion the committee bad directed that the children should be turntd back, and it was ei tiiely at the wish of the LlaDsiiaact Board that tUtY bad done so.-The Chair- man said he did not think the Board should be too sensitive, but did not think that a subordinate officer should take upon himself, in a letter o the newspapers, to describe tLis Board in uncompli- mentary terais wLen the facts were the reverse to what be stat,-d.-The Clerk said he hid pre- pared the statement to show the position of affairs October 4th, 1886. Dear Sir.—On Wednesday next your Board will bo asked to receive a deputation from Llantrisant School Board, re school accommodation at Hafod Infant School. The department demanding n:ore sehocl room here it became an absolute necessity to send home children from the infant department, or a serious deduction would take pikice in next year's grant. Herewith also find a clipping from the "South Wales Daily News," writteu by tbe attendance officer of Llantrisant School Board. This I deem very imperti- neut and altogetiier devoid of fact. I hardly think it wise for any official to accuse a Board of being absurd, and hope you will net forget this. In the years 1S7T5 and 1377 the Llanwonno and Llantrisant School Boards approved of school site and plans for Hafnd, in which Llanwonno agreed to pro- vide for 150 children from that parish. Therefore the absurdity of tbe proportion oi those buildings belongs to both .Board3, but if you will carefully follow me yon wiil see that every care was taken in estimating the future, and the Boards deserve complimenting, and not to be called absurdities. The accommodation of the Hafod Infant School is for 120 children. From 1S7G until 1.S84, 122 infants were the highest average attendance, and even now the excess com- ,»laiued of is only 10 in. average attendance for the last two year3. Yt!iii cildiiig May, 1879, average attendance in the infant department, 87; 1H, }O; iSSl, c.»: 18S-2, • IS:3, 102; 1881, 122; 18»5, 12!J; 188(5, !;j(). The Department now iusists upon m. re accommodation, and the question is as to who ought to provide it. Our attendance officer reports 7G children in attendance at your infant school from the parish of Llantrisant, and the Llantrisant attendance officer practically, in figures, agrees to this. You will observe that lie L-ives ill his letter to the press that there are 5;» children between the age of three and fi ve years. You have, therefore, a right to assume that tjere are 53 between five and seven; that would give us lOtj infciuts of school age, taking 30 per cent. as the number being absent from school; that will equal about PO, leaving 70 children in average attend- ance. Now the Llantrisant Board can only claim accommodation for 1-56, upon the following grounds :— tlafou schools are to supply 500 children of school age namely, boys 200, girls 180, infants 120, total 500. Llantrisant can claim for 150. as follows:—150, the il'lOths of the whole, 500, tljus (1), boys 200. then 3-10ttis ot 200, 600,10ths, 60; (2), girls 180, then S lOths of ISO, 510 lOths, 54; (ii), infants 120, then 3-10ths of 120 1, 260'lQihs, 36; total 150. That explains the accommodation of each Department, and if Llantri- sant portion at Hafod have more infants than other children, Llanwonno Cannot help that. This appears to me a fair statement of fact. Yours faithfully, S. SIIIPTON, Clerk. Mr J. W. Jone3, Chairman. I Mr Idris Williams said the Hafod people were not willing to send their children to Oymrner school because it was too far.—Mr Watkin Wil- liau s said there were- H6 children from Llattri- I sant parish' still attending Cymmer school. although a number had been turned away.—Mr T..Edwards said it was a mistake altogether.— The matter then dropped.—The deputation ap- pointed by the Llantrisant Board did not put in I aa appearance. PENRHIWCEIBEIt SCIENCE AND ART SCHOOLS. A letter was read applying for a grant, out of the poundage paid by the workmen, towards cer- tain exl.euzes connected with the proposed Sc ience and Art Class at Peurbiweelber. Mi- Ll. Llewelyn advocated tl, claims of tbepromoteis of the class j to consideration, pointing out thit the workmen «f Ptnrhiwceioer paid a considerable amount of poundab towaids the school, and they were fairly entitled to whatever the Boaid could give them, in rrdtr that tie )t,ui, men of the place might L% reccive scientific education.—The Chairman also supported tL cl-iim.— A Committee of local mem- ber-s wus /'ppoiLted to see what was wanted, and ;tr.itrge tLe raLt accordingly. | THE FORTH "CHùOL QCKSTIOH AGAIN. The Chairman, in accordance with a notice of motion, now use to move that the master and mistress of Pmth School be removed to Ynysybwl. The matter had been discussed so many times by tie Board that Le thougkt it would be supeifluous to have a discutsivn on the matter t.gain- He d d not think that tl.e matter should he again i'h. esned out by them, but he migtit say that tha motion of Mr Idris Williams at » previous n eet- !ng was a very peculiar ntd a very extreme r u to place UtOa the because Mr Williams admiced the fault of these people. Be did not conceal it.—Mr. Williams: He could not conceal it if he wished.—The C hair- man And he (the vice-chairman) stated that they ought to be dismissed.-Tbe Vice-chairman: I did not.-The Chairman read the resolution passed at the preyiQus. goaid, and on the vice- chairman still objecting to the chairman's interptetation. of it, the Chairman went on to say that the' reason assigned by the Vice-chairnsan foi'confendihjj that these people on,, bt to cost lliey, 1.t that a ineiuoiial had bee" %,f inhabi- nf tA T>bir»* p f t. fh»ii Mint) suid ti", i i). 41 •••-• e -jit.Mi.t .»« iJ. J I You are opening a discuiesion which you at the outset laid down you ought net to do.—Mr Phil- I ps: Chair, chair; you have to right to interfere' —Mr Thomas Certainly I have ht his no more privilege than I.-The Chairman Won't it be a very bad precedent?—Mr Thomas: We have discussed aod settled it.—The Chairman then remarked that they ougLt to maintain the dignity of the Board, and the members who were opposed to his view ought to give them on that side the liberty to judge for themselves, for they were sincere in the belief that they were right as the others wtire, and he hoped that that days' resolu- tion would be so decisive that no one would raise the question ag*iu. He begged to move the reso- lution which btood iu his name.—Rev B. Lloyd said he could not say he had pleasure, but it was bis duty to Stcocd the motion, and he thought it needed no apology, bebause a precedent had been laid down by the vice-chairman at the last meet- ing in moving a resolution of this kind. He remarked that the continued discussion of this matter by the Board was ce-rtaixly more injurious ihan the removal of these people at the outset would be.—Mr Llewellyn said be voted on the previous occasion with Idris Williams, and be did not regret it. He thought the arguments were as much against as for the matter, and suggested tilat the best way out of the diffioulty would be to let the matter rest for a little while, and he believed that these people would find another situation.—Mr Thomas said he would second that. —Mr T. Edwards said they bad no guarantee that that statement was correct —A lengthy dis- cussion followed, a.nd on the motion being put to tue meeting the votes were aa follow:—For the amendment Me6srs Watkin Williams, R. Matbias, Idris Williams, and M. H. THomas; for the Chairman's motion—the Chairman, Messrs T. Edwards, W. W. Phillips, Rev B. Lloyd, and JlrH. Abraham. The Chairman's motion was con- s quently carried, and when put as a substantive motion Mr Thomas did not vote.—This concluded the business.
YSTRAD LOCAL BOARD. The fortnightly meeting of this Board was held on Friday at, the Public Otfices, Pentre, when there wele pi-eseut-MeEists J. Davies (Brynfedwen) in t id chair, W. Lax, W. H. M-ithias, A. Cuie, John D^v.en, S. Smith, and D. Jones. PUliLIC LIGHTS AT TKEALAW. A deputation, consisting of Mr Jones, grocer, and Ah- W. Ji/hu, Ynyacynon Hotel, waited upon the Board to uigetiie necessityof ol,.ta:ning publicligh(s a Trealaw, waare there are Done at preseat. — Mr J. Davies, Mardy, remarked that what was wanted w; to get the chairman's support to un application to the Gas Company, because it was known that t. ) Board would have the lights if the mains were lail down.—The Chairman said that when he was in the Gas Company he would take the matter into o nsideratiou, but not there.—>lr E. Evans then Ie marked that the deputation ought to huve waited u on the Gas Company.—The deputation then withdrew. THK SUKVKYOR'S HEPORT. Mr J. W. Jones, eurveyor. read his monthly report, in the course of which he lemarked that he had visieed the site of the nuisance at Poith, and say that the matter seemed to be in a fair way of b irJg settled amicably. In regltd to ti.o laising 11 11 17 of t.Le road near Dr Davies' houzie at Perth, he said tbe committee hud gone into the matie:, a,.d Mr athios would now report the result of the c<>nvui- sb!i,;n he bad with'Dr Divies. He (the surveyor) hfi I obtained tenders for the carrying out of the wo'k.— -Mr Mathias remarked that Dr Davies was qme prepaied to-let the Board do what w»s required, provided they i4id not expect him to put his hand in his pooket.-The Chairman thought Dr Davies ought to pay for raising his owu lawn, but some of the members were of opiniou that had it nut been for the water going from the load there would be no necessity for Dr Davies' lowu u..in ranied at all.-The tenders for the above work were then opened, as follows :-John Preece, L567 14s; John Green, £ 500 128 9d; David Evans, Penygiaig, £ 530 2s Id and C. Jenkins & Soi-a, £481 7a 9d. That of the Messrs Jenkins, being the lowest, was accepted. I THE TRAMWAY. The Survey or reporied that at heveral places in the neighbourhood of Trehafod the tram rails were too high, and in two places, at all events, the tram- way was placed in the middle of the road, although itwa,,only about 18ft wide.—It wa-point, doutthat tiieie mast be 9ft 6in between the rails aud t! • kerb and the Purveyor was directed to take steps I to a> e that this legnlation was observed. The seal of the Board was ordered to be attached to a General District Rate of 6d in the 9. Mr D. Jones gave no ice of a motion to r scind the resolution by which the Board meetings were now fixed for 3 o'clock, and that the same be held in future at 2.30.-The proceedings then termi- nated.
TERRIBLE FALL DOWN BLALIN. I, RHONDDA PIT. David Be ea, who tived with his wife aotistWetJ childien at Blaenihondda huts, descended by hiui- pelf the Blaenihondda pit, Treherbert, on Sunday afternoon. From what afterwards appeared it wonld seem that after entering the cage Rees somehow fell right to the bottom of the shift. Rvea'fl lamp was found by Jooiab Morris, the haulier, on the landing stage tnuch damaged, and Niori is at fitca communicated with tbe banksman. Search was instituted, the dead bedy of Rees being fjund in the romp. His head was smashed into atoD'P, his right foot out off, and an arm broken. Deceived was 4!) years of age, and lestvee a widow and f.iir children.
TIIU MELINGEIFFITII TIN PLATE WORKS. I The winding up of the Cardiff Iron and Tin- plate ( owp uiy, which has been raholved un. will opytrsi tucdths. Meanwhile the company's Mtolilllldllith Works will be partially stopped, that pitit of the mxchinery which is driven by water power being alone continued in use. At the present m ment the company ia turning out a large qoaniity of tin-plates, and these are being stocked in the expectation of a rise in prices. Should the present upward tendency of the market for tin plates be maintained, it is quite possible that th works may shortly be in full awing once more.
0 MY HEAD MY HEAD Why should people suffer when Huglæi. Blood fills at once remove the pains. They act directly upon f he Itoer and stomach and nerves, eo that head, aches of nil kinda at once give way to tVem. '.)no If O cgie;«UrwtblH*siugsevercaio# iiimotn 1. Sold »*v.rrwrie»«« at 1, lid., Mi.ti ■•. ,,4. AsU Y"Iar.l t Î f, uMui.
THE ii WORKMkfi'S CLUB AT TREHERBERT. POLICE PROSECUTIONS. At Ystrad police-court, on Monday (before Mr Ignatius Williams, stipendiary magistrate, and Mr John Davies), David Owen Evans, manager of the Workman's Club" at Treherbert, was summoned for keeping a bogus club Mr Khys appeared for the police, and Mr Plews for defendant. Mr Rhys, in his opening, called attention to the leading points in a letter which appeared in the Western Mail from the the Stipendiary Magistrate of Swansea. William Leyshon, collier, Baglan-street, said there was :i club called the Treherbert Workman's Club." He was going down the road about three or four months ago with two other men when someone called to them and asked them if they wanted beer. The man who called came out of the clab premises. They said "Yes," and walked in with Liw. There was plenty of beer passing. They went In at about eight or nine o'clock in the evening and remained until three o'clock the following morning. The place was crowded. They did not pay anything for the drink. They were appointing a committee, and he was elected as one. He did not pay any entrance fee, nor bad he paid any feo up to the present time. He had attended the club on several occasions, and had driuk when he ordered it. He paid 3d a pint for the beer to either the manager or his wife, but sometimes to members who were employed as waiters. On the 19th September (Sunday) he had drink there. He was thera from three in the afterneon till eight or nine at night. He paid the manager for what he had. Cross-examined Witness said he was a collier and that he lived at Trealaw. He went to the police about the club on Monday night, Sept. 20th. They would not allow him to flnter the club that night, and they charged him with having sent the police to the club on the previous evening. There was no actual committee, but plenty of names. On the 30th of August the manager, another man, and himself were the committee. There were minutes entered on that day said to be seconded by a Mr Ward, but there was no Ward present. At the first meeting it was agreed that the first twetity-five members should be called original members and constitute the club. It was passed that defendant should be manager at 30s a week with use of house and fire. On the 20:h July wittiens was expelled the club. He afterwards met Mr Lvans on the road and asked him to be reinstated. The manager told him he must pay a fine of 1s. The manager aftorwards called him to the back of the club and gave him a Is. He then called out a man and said,^ Y.opi see that Loyshon has paid me Is fine." He paid the Is back to the manager. Members were proposed and seconded on a Sunday. The com- mittee saiu Monday. 'Those proposed were at once supplied with drink. He believed that David Phillips was rejected for fighting tbe-firet Sunday he came to the club. Plenty of men had drink and paid for it before becoming members. By Unle Vno man was a member until elected by the committee. He-examined: Sundays were the great days for electing new members. Mo accounts had ever been submitted and no profits distributed among the members. Most of the beer was had from Mr Llewellyn's,Pentre., One H gal. cask was fetched from the Khondda Brewery. He told the manager that he had been wrongly expelled, and he was told to come back. Inspector Thomas said on the 19th September he visited the club in consequence of complaints he had received. He saw defendant and asked him if he should go in to see what was going on. He replicd No, I entuwt allow you in without permission from the committee." There were three members present, and they refused to let him. Harry llobert Jones, of Robert-town, said he was one of the persons present at the preliminary meet- ing for the formation of a club. lie was chairman of committee. There were from 35 te 40 persons present. Resolutions were passed and recorded in the minute book in his hind writing. David Morgan was appointed secretary, and Mr Hurford deputy- ,seL-retary., He was a member of the committer, and attended committee meetings often. Rules were prepared for the management of this club. The original rules were amended on the 15th September. The fines were to go to the Cardiff Infirmary. The admission fee was threepence per member. Mr Rhys: Are you a professional club maker No. How many clubs have you assisted to start besides this one ?-Only one at Ynysybwl. Defendant was also sworn. He said that no one was appointed member unless he was duly proposed and seconded, and appioved by the committee. By Mr Rhys: The date of proposal was not put in the minute book. That was not stipulated by rule. i Mr Rhys: Were members elected on a Sunday No. Mr Rhys: How is it, then, that we have names entered here on the 23th—a Sunday-and that the date is changed to the 27th—not a Sunday ? Witness said that when the inspector called on August 1st there were persons in the club who wore not members. They had been proposed for member- ship. Possibly these men had beer, but their friends paid for it. The Stipendiary (to the defendant): I see you have here (Rule 4) that the club is established for purposes of social intercourse and recreation." What do you nieam by social intercourse ?"-Any amusement yoa like. (Laughter.) What is recreation ?—I don't know. Playing a game of cards. (Laughter.) Mr Plews: Or draughts?-Yes. The Stipendiary: Were the draughts there from the commencement ?—No, sir, they were not. Mr Rhys When were the dominoes and draught9 had .'—A fortnight ago. They were not entered in that book (pointing). The treasurer paid fcr them out of his own pocket. What means of social intercourse had you there all along?—We have had cards from the commence- ment. Then why is it that it is said on the minvtes that on the 15th September (four days before the^ummons) cards and dominoes were ordered to be got ? You amended your rules and got the dominoes afjter some- thing took place at Cardiff-after Mr Valpy's decision at Cardiff ?-No. David Morgan, secretary of the club, gave evidence. He stated that subject to the committee's direction Leyshon had been twice expelled from the club. i The Stipendiary said that he would consider his decision, and give it on Wednesday week 110' Ppnty- pridd. » ,<' K) THE WORKMEN'S CLUB, tSTRAD. .iJ Another police elnb prosecution followedr- The defeigdan^ in this case was Frederick Serge^it, Heol- fach, andJje was charged with aelliqg beer \gitliout a license on the 26th September. 9 t 1), Mr Rhys again prosecuted, anjl Mr Belthe^(C&rdiff} dafqpdad.. » t M-Loynes-add tkat he visited defeadAitto pre- t^aj £ G< £ ^g £ |>fejubor. It was known 9,%tbfte^si^d Workmen's Claa. There were between ] ;.0 and (ft) men ou the premisMS. They were drinkmu. j < tilt am behind th« uonntvr ia his and his wife was also present. Defendant came round" to vitness, and said, Come downstairs. I have more men down there drinking." Between 10 and 11 witness saw 38 men leave by the front door. A door keeper let them out. Mr Belcher addressed the bench for the defence' He said the tenancy was by the club, and the clnb was also on the rato-book. The invoices for the beqr and spirits, &c., were made to the club, and the club by its equipment and management was an undoubtedly bona fide concern. Mr Joseph Hudd, secretary of the club, was sworn, and give evidence to show that the club was not an irregular organization. Defendant was also examined. He admitted in examination that he had out of his own pocket purchased chairs for the club, but it was merely an advance to the club, owing to the low state of its funds. The Stipendiary adjourned the case till next Wed- nesday week, defendant to pay all the costs. ————mmmmm
Rhondda Police Intelligence. MONDAY.—Before the Stipendiary and Mr. John Davies. DRUNK.—Henry Wilmot pleaded guilty to being drunk on the 4th inst., at Ferndale-P.C. Stibbs found him lying on his back ou the road drunk and cursing and swearing.—Fined 5s. WITHOUT A LICENCE.—Samuel John was charged by Sergt. Llewellyn with removing a pig without a license at Mardv- The prosecutor said that on Monday night he heard that a pig had been removed to defendant's house. At nine o'clock next morning defendant s wife came to the police-station and pro- duced a paper. It was a kind of declaration, not signed by a magistrate, and she said she had no license. The pig came from Aberavon.—Ordered to pay costs, lis. 2d. DRUNK AT PORTTI.-David Walters was charged with being drunk on the 3rd inst.—P.C. Williams said at 12 o clock he saw the defendant drunk as people were coming from chapel. He was staggering. He said that he came from Pontypridd that morning.- Fined 10s. ANOTHER SUNDAY DRINKING CASE.—Lewis Morgan was charged by P.C. Llewellyn with being drunk on Sunday, the 3rd inst., Clydach Vale. He was cursing and swearing He gave his address as at Clydach Vale, bat he lived at Trealaw.—Fined 15s. AND ANOTHER.—Michael Farrell was charged by P.C. Llewellyn with being drunk in break at Porth on the 3rd inst. He had been fighting and was bleed- ing very much. He refused to pay his fare.—Ordered to pay 15s fine. DRUNK AGAIN.—Henry Lewis was charged by P.C. Stibbs with being drunk on Saturday night last at Ferndale, in the Rhondda-road, cursing and swearing with a large crowd around him. Witness ordered him away, but a short time after he found him in High-street, cursing and swearing aud saying he did not care for the best man iu the world. He then took him into custody. He had been locked np since Saturday night. Only last Monday he was before fined, but went to gaol in default of paying it.—Fined 20s or 11 days. ALLEGED THEFT OF MONEY.—Henry Jenkins was charged with stealing 10s from George James, at Treforest, cn Sunday last.—Prosecutor, a labourer on the railway, said he and prisoner ledged and slept together on Saturday night last. He had a half-sovt-reign in a bag in ]jis trousers' pocket. His trousers were by the side of the bed. On Sunday- morning about half-past nine he felt in his pocket and found the half-sovereign gone. Prisoner was in bed at the time. When he got up he asked defendant to give up the. money. but he said he had not seen i Before that prisoner asked him if he had gained hall- a sovereign. He told him in reply that he had lost one. Witness then sent to the police-station, and when P.C. Osmond arrived he gave prisoner into custody. He was careful iu reckoning tne money on Saturday last because he had misaed some before each Saturday night during the three weeks prisoner had slept with him.—Elizabeth James, sister-in-law to complaiu.-iLi, said prosecutor and prisoner lodged with her. l'rcstcntor counted his money just before going to bed on Saturday night, aud he then had half-a-sovc-reign, a two-shilling piecf, sixpence, and I 2}d in coppers. Prisoner did not come into the house until after twelve o'clock. Her brother had com- plained of losing 2s (id and Is before. She was called up about three o'clock to go to her next door neigh- bour who was ill. Prisoner called out and asked what was up, and she told him.—P.C. Osmau said that about half-past ten on Sunday morning he apprehended the prisoner at his lodgings. He stated the charge to him. when he said, No, 1 am innocent but it looks devilish nasty agaiast me." He searched prisoner hut found no money on him, and he also searched the room but there was no chance of finding anything there for the walls were all to pieces, and there is a hoje in the ceiling big enough for a man to get through.—Remanded.
SUNDAY SCHOOL TREAT AT DIHAS. The annual teaparty was held at Bethania Chapel, at the above place, on Monday, the 3rd instant. The majority of the Church and Sunday school members met together by the chapel about 3 o'clock, and afterwards paraded the streets as far as Penygraig and back, singing beautiful pieces on the way. Thoy were headed by the worthy pastor, the Rev T. George, and some of the deacons. On their return they were regaled with an nhundant supply of excellent tea and cake, to which they did ample justice, all being quite delighted with the good repast set before them. The ladies who presided at the tables deserve a word of praise for the able manner in which thsy carried out the work allotted ts them. Tea over, the tables were cleared, and prepara- tions were made for the evening's entertainment. The Rev T. G«orge w*s elected chairman, and he commenced the proceedings with a short but appropriate speech. The programme for the evening was then proceeded with as follows:— Chorus "Geiriau y Bywyd," by the Band *f Hope, which was ably led by Mr Stephen Owon (Ap Owen.) It was rendered in splendid style. Miss Hannah G wilym followed with "Yr eos' (Cantata y Plant) duett "The fairies," Miss Gwendoline Foster; duet,t "Dyfod adref," the Misses Annie Howells and Rebecca Lewis; song "Y weddw fam,"Mis-i Rebecca Lewis; solo "He was des- pieed," Miss Gwen Powell; duatt "Yr urbiDC," Miis Fostt-r and Miss Elizabeth Michael FO.g "Dacw Gyuuu yo y golwg," Master Nathan Richards, which was sung so well that it elicited a well-deserved encore from the appreciative audience song' and chorus "I'm lonely since my mother died," Miss Annie Howells and the Band of Hope, this being alao rendered in a touching and effective manner; duett '-Dytna Feibi anwyl leau," G.wen Powell and- Elizabeth Evans song and chorus "Ar wely gwelly Mary John and Band (,)f H,!I)O song "Y fronfraith," Miss S. A. Thomas; trio, John Griffiths and sisters; chorus "Efe a gyfododd, Baud ef Hope. Several chil- dren recited some splendid pieces, tand the pro- gramme was interspersed with addresses from Messrs William Hugh-d, David Griffiths, and Wm. Richards, grocer, Dinas. Everything passed off in a highly patiefactory manner. Good order was preserved throughout the proceedings, and the general feeling was that a, very happy evening had been spent. We must also add that the success is greatly due to the effort* of Me-Stephen Owen. He must have worked very hard to get the children to do thfir part to such a degree of per- that thicfy'tlid-. Mr 43. Lewis, Llwynypia di<wrh*rg«*|. with Mt< i-tf^tAiiiary efficiency, 1'1'-dsi.. dntiv.> *ceouifuni*t. i
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