Rhondda's Help for the Warriors. Mid-Rhondda Relief Committee. This committee met on Tuesday night at the Tonypandy and Trealaw Public Library Buildings. Amongst those present were Mrs Thomas, Llwynypia Mrs Hammond, Clydach Vale; Mrs Cox, Mrs J. W. Richards, Mrs J. W. Jones Mrs Lawrence, Miss Griffiths, P.O., Clydach; Mrs Dr. E. N. Davies, Penygraig: Rev. M. H. Ellis, and the secretary, Mr D. S. Thomas. The result of the collection in the different dist- ricts have already reached over £100. Owing to pressure on our space the com- plete list of subscribers is unavoidably held over until next week.
est Pentre Fire Brigade Bazaar Extensive preparations had been made for the bazaar held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday last in the Drill Hall, Pentre, Much interest had been centered in its success by the leading local ladies, who, to- gether with the secretaries, Messrs J. T. Edwards and G. Newberry, have been un- tiring in their efforts, and are to be compli- mented for their preparatory work. Ladies' committees has been inaugurated in various quarters. Some stalls were mostly the contributions of the various ladies' centres—the result of several week's labour in sewing classes, etc. Messrs A. P. Price and Sons, Cardiff (late Porth) fitted up the stalls in representation of the "British Empire," which presented a most attractive appearance. Japanese lanterns and other illuminations lending additional charm to the proceedings. The stalls were presided over by Mrs W. D. Wight, Rhon- dda Rise, and Mrs Davies, Maindy Hall Mrs R. C. Dyke and Mrs Collier, Central Hotel; Mrs Thomas Thomas, grocer, and Mrs Lewis, Vicarage; Sweet Stall, Mrs Lewis Lewis; Refreshment Stall ,Messrs Collier and Sons, with a number of assist- ants including Mrs J. Davies, Mrs Slo- combe, Mrs Bramwell, Mrs A. Prout, Mrs Williams, Miss Dorrington, Miss Rogers, Miss Hoskins, Mrs Jones, Miss White, Rhondda Rise, Miss Smith,Bailey's Estate, Miss Miles, Wattstown; Miss Davies, Miss Gwen Thomas, Maindy Hall: Mrs James Pennybank, Mrs Davies, Bodringallt Villa Mrs Rees, chemist; Mrs Jenkins, surveyor Mrs Edwards, draper; Mrs Dl. Edwards, Primrose Cottage Miss Maggie Evans, Miss Mason, Gelli; Miss Davies, Miss Amy Richards, Ystrad and Miss Gwen James, Pennybank. The bazaar was opened on Thursday by Mr W. D. Wight, M.E., Gelli Collieries (in the unavoidable absence of Mr Clifford Cory, J.P.); on Friday by Mr G. H. Smith, agent Bailey's Estate, and on Saturday, by Mr E. H. Davies, J.P., C.C. There was a variety of amusements. The stalls abounded with a choice variety of beautiful articles. A most acceptable gift was a sheep, given for raffle by Mr Thomas Williams, Tyntyla Farm, who also offered -Cl to the winner for returning same. Everything was a pronounced success save the attendance, which was far from satis- factory. After making such strenuous efforts to provide il really first class bazaar the executive must be greaJiy ui. -janointed at the surprisingly small attendance which can leave but a small surplus, if any, when the expenses are met. This is the more regrettable as the funds are so. low that the possibility of the brigade being dis- banded has been seriously mooted.
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Ystrad Police Court. MONDAY.—Before the Stipendiary (Mr Ignatius Williams), Alderman Richard Lewis, Mr E. H. Davies. Assault on the Police. Elizabeth Fury, a married woman of Penrhiwfer, was charged with being drunk and disorderly, and assaulting the police. The evidence of the constable was to the effect that the defendant was found out- side the "Golden Age" public house in a very drunken condition. He requested her to go home, but she refused and lay down in the road. The officer had to hire a conveyance to take (defendant to the police station, and on the way she kicked him and struck him a very violent blow in the face. The constable was obliged to carry her from the brake to the station. Defendant was fined 10s. Electing His Wife. Thomas Morgan, farmer, Pentre, was charged with being drunk and disorderly on the 21st ult. P.C. Davies stated that de- fendant's wife came to the police station and comnlained that she and her children had been turned out of her house by her husband. Witness went to the house and requested the husband to open the door. This was done, but as soon as Mrs Morgan got inside defendant attempted to kick her. He was very drunk, and was now fined 10s. Refusing to Quit. John Matthews, collier, Pandy, was sum- moned for refusing to quit the Dunraven Hotel, Pandy. It became necessary for a policeman to eject him. Defendant was fined 10s. Stealing Coal. Florence McKay and Cecilia Elliot were charged with stealing a quantity of coal from the Pentre Colliery siding on the 29th November. McKay was fined 10s., and Elliot 2s. 6d. Juvenile Thieves. Lewis Edward Morgan and Thomas Cul- verhouse, two schoolboys of Treherbert, were charged with stealing 6s. 6d., the pro- perty of a Mrs Jones, 127, Bute Street, Treherbert. Miss Beatrice Jones said that at 10 a.m. on the 27th November, she placed JE3 Is 6d. in a box which she left on the kitchen table. About six in the evening she found that 6s. 6d. of the money was missing. A young lad named James Hobbs said he saw Lewis Edward Morgan outside the shop of the last witness. He came to him and said, "John, keep this money for me to go to the Public Hall to-night, and I will treat you in. I found it in a railway sta- tion." Morgan then gave him 5s. 2d. to keep for him, and bought two" sixpenny tickets with the other. P.C. Rhys Davies proved the arrest of the defendants. In answer to the charge Morgan said, "I was in the kitchen and took 5s. when Miss Jones was upstairs." Culverhouse said he had been with Mor- gan, but had only taken Is. 6d. Both lads were fined 5s. each. Alleged Theft of Furniture. Thomas George Jones, collier, Gelli, was charged with stealing a quantity of furniture, vaule £ 3, the property of the Bwllfa and Gelli Building Club. Mr James PI illipa clof endod o George Thomas, clerk to Mr E. H. D: vies, secretary of the building club, said that on the 22nd November, there were in 13, Lloyd Street-an unoccupied house- one chest of drawers, one couch, one pic- ture frame, two tables, one pair matt- resses, one bedstead, four chairs, and a cradle those articles had been left there bv the former because he was unable to pay his rent. On Monday last, witness again visited the house and found that the ar- ticles had gone. On the previous occasion on which he was there the doors were firm- ly secured. P.C. Solomon proved finding the missing goods in defendant's house. Defendant told him he had bought them from "a man" outside the Ystrad Hotel, and had given 30s. for them. This was the defence, de- fendant alleging that he had bought the goods honestly, and they were brought to his door by "the man" who, however, he did not know. Defendant was remanded for a week to enable further evidence to be called. Still Unmuzzled. The following were fined for keeping un- muzzled dogs: -John Derham, collier, Pandy; David Griffiths, landlord of the Queen's Hotel, Pentre; Jacob Egerton, collier, Treherbert; Thomas Morgan, lab- ourer, Ton; George Davies, haulier, Pen- tre. Drunks. For being drunk and disorderly, the following were fined:James Nicholas, collier, Gilfach Goch; Harry Perace, collier, Pentre Dd. Evans, collier, Ystrad, Wm. Praten, collier, Pandy; Dl. Edwards; ostler, Tonypandy Wm. Stradling, collier, Clydach Vale; Frederick Davies, collier, Pandy; Alfred Smith, labourer, Clydach Vale Alfred Biby, collier, Gilfach Goch; Levi Osborne, collier, Blaenclydach; Geo. Bowden, banksman, Treorky John Davies and John Cadwgan, colliers, Pe-ntre and Thomas Meredith, clerk, Pentr*. No License. Edward Jones, collier, Treherbert, was ordered to pay the costs for keeping a dog without a license.
Wounding at Wjaerdy At the Porth. Police Court on Thurs- day, William John Brown, Hill Street, Maerdy, was charged with wounding his uncle, Thomas Bowen, Maerdy. It ap- peared from the evidence of the prosecu- tor that the prisoner made certain accusa- tions about prosecutor with regard to his sister, with whom, he said, he was on too friendly terms. Prosecutor replied that prisoner was a mean man to make such re- marks. Prisoner thereupon seized a glass tumbler and threw it at prosecutor's head, but it missed him. Prisoner then seized a poker, with which he struck violently the prosecutor, who was seated in the arm- chair, on the forehead, inflicting a wound two inches in length, and down to the bone, which was afterwards dressed by Dr. Maynard. Prosecutor was-stunned, and. while he was still lying in the chair pri- soner flourished a small table knife before him, saying I'll kill him." Prisoner afterwards struck him with a chair, aim- ing at his head, which he missed. Pri- soner's father interfered, and nersuaded the prisoner to go away. P.C. Clinch ar- rested the prisoner, who in reply to the charge said, "I struck him with a poktv, and I'll strike him again if I'll be murdered for it for his unfair play, if my father don't stop me." Prisoner alleged that the proecutor tackled his father and stabbed him (pri- soner) twice in the chest, cutting two holes in his shirt, and afterwards stabbed his father on the back of the head. He (pri- soner) then took a poker and hit his uncle on the head. The Bench considered the case inconclusive, and adjourned the case in order to have the evidence of prisoner's father. 0
MUSICAL NOTES. BY THE MAN ABOUT THE HILLS. We are now well on into the winter months, when all our musical societies are in full swing with this season's programme, and the many concert announcements I notice up and down the valleys is an evi- dence of very great activity in musical circles. —x— The respite we enjoy just now from the contests in the eisteddfod arena is not an unmixed evil inasmuch as it. affords our conductors and our singers an opportunity of turning their attention to work which is sadly neglected in the Rhondda Valleys. I mean the study and practice of the pro- ductions of the complete works of the great masters. -x Our English critics, and for the matter of that, our best Welsh musicians, complain (and not without reason) that we devote too little time to music as an art, and too much time to music for a prize. The com- plete oratorio is a neglected quality in most of our musical organizations. As a nation we have a wealth of vocal gifts second to none, and up to now, except in a few in- stances, the most we accomplish is to spend months in the practice of a detached chorus or two. —x— I am pleased to find' some of our Rhondda conductors are turning their attention to this matter. Already, this winter we have had one or two complete works produced in the valley, and I hear of others in course of practice to be produced before the season ends. —x— Male Voice singing owes much to Earl Dunraven. He has given evidence again and again of the zeal and deep interest he takes in male voice singing in South Wales. Whatever charges of apathy and indiffer- ence may be laid to other Welsh noblemen and gentry as to the lack of support given native talent and merit no one can accuse his Lordship of any lack of interest in the popular institutions of the people. —x— It was due to the kindly offices and generosity of Earl Dunraven that William the Conqueror of Treorky and his collier boys received the commands of Her Majesty the Queen to appear before the Court at Windsor Castle, and other socie- ties have received hospitalities at his own castle on the Glamorgan coast. —x— Last week the Treorky Party were again honoured and placed under a further obli- gation to his Lordship by being invited for a second time to sing at Dunraven Castle before a most distinguished party. —-x— The upper parts of the Valley enjoyed two rare musical treats during the past week, and the promoters deserve all the success that rewarded their efforts. The presence of the brilliant Welsh nightingale, Miss Maggie Davies and Mr Hirry Evans at one, and Mr David Hughes and Dr. "and Rogers at the o --r was a guaran- i tiis-xiiusioai 9.nd of Miss Maggie Davies, ler\vils aw/ ■?he sang as only she can sing, and rarely, deci ever, had she been heard to greater advan- tage than in Verdi's "Ernani." Mr David Hughes realized the highest expectations. His fine resonant voice with its remarkable e £ *mpass being heard to perfection in "Revenge Timotheus Cries." Dr. Rogers showed a wonderful dexterity in the mani- pulation of his favourite instrument. —x— The friends of Mr A. M. Setter Ystrad, will be glad to know that the Glamorgan County Council have extended his scholar- ship for a further period of one year. Mr Setter, who is studying at Leipsic Con- servitore of Music, is a most promising son of the Rhondda, and I have no doubt will ultimately make a name among our fore- most musicians and pianists. —x— As a student at Leipsic he has beaten all records for English or Welsh students, be- ing the first to capture the free tuition scholarship. This rested between a Ger- man, an American, and himself. A still greater honour than this, however, and a great compliment to his genius was paid him during the past month when he was selected to play one of List's most difficult concertos at one of the grand concerts'of the conservatore. And his playing seems to have made a marked impression upon the large and critical audience. —x— Musicians know how to turn current events to a humorous account with the best of mankind. At Dowlais eisteddfod, a basso had entered as "Mr Kruger," and another as "Badden Powell." "Mr Kruger" failed to appear. "Badden Powell" came up smiling, and carried off the prize. "Coming events cast their shadow before," I hope. —x— "Facts are stranger than fiction." The following actually occurred in the Rhondda A well-known conductor received a post card recently from an equally well-known musician. Being unable to decipher its contents, he sought an expert, who in turn, was unable to read a word of it. In his despair, he submitted the post card to friends who were supposed to be familiar with the handwriting, but all to no purpose Thinking it might be of some importance he took the next train to Cardiff, and sought the author with a view to having the contents of the mysterious missive ex- plained, when, to his great amusement, even the writer was unable to read his own writing. I should say the School Board officer ought to look out for that man. —x— The "Absent-minded beggar" is the most popular individual in the British realms at the present moment, vieing even with statesmen and primas for popularity. Ruryard Kipling's poetical tribute to our brave Tommy Atkins, the "Absent Minded beggar" has been set to music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, and the stirring poem of the peo- ple's Laureate has had a musical setting well worthy the greatest of English com- posers. .—x— Very rarely musical audiences receive such rare treats as that provided at a com- plimentary concert at Treorky on Thursday when Miss Maggie Davies, A.R.A.M., de- lighted the audience with several malefi- cent renderings that cannot fail to add to her great reputation. The popular and rtniortitcd Miss Bachel Thomas (Llinos Penar), Mountain Ash her first appearance in the company of Miss Maggie Davies. Miss Thomas made her presence felt, and singing with commend- able praise also received a magnificent re- ception.
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Temperance Notes. Another Judicial Testimony. In his charge to the grand jury at Sta- fford on Friday last, Mr Justice Mathew reverted to the connection between drink and crime. All the cases of personal vio- lence in the calender occurred at or near public-houses, and his lordship sadly re- marked upon the lamentable fact that the only relaxation so many working-men appear to have is drinking in public-houses. He thinks that instead of relying on politi- cians to bring about a better state of things a great deal could be done in the way of re- form by voluntary local effort. Missions and the Drink Traffic. At St. James' Church, Moss Side, Man- chester, on Sunday morning, the Bishop of Caledonia (Dr. Ridley), dealt in his sermon with various aspects of missionary work. He said we are at present at war in South Africa for the purpose mainly of establish- ing equality between different races and securing fair play for all, but unfortunately we very often forget the principle of equali- ty when dealing with coloured people, and did them serious injustice in order to make profit. It was true England sent out mis- sionaries to preach the gospel, but it also sent out as a rule, by the same ship, large quantities of liquor, and the result was sometimes the strong drink worked far more evil than the missionary was able to cope with. In his own diocese he had seen fine native tribes wiped out entirely by drink and impurity, and the efforts of mis- sionaries to raise the standard of native life was checked and hindered very often by the lives which Englishmen themselves lived, and by the sale of drink which yield- ed a profit that could only be called blood money. Lapsed Licenses. An important question respecting the purchase of public-houses for street im- provements was decided at the meeting of the Improvement Committee of the Hull Corporation on Monday. A deputation from the Hull Free Church Council atten- ded the meeting and presented a resolution asking that the licenses affected by the pulling down of the public houses in the large scheme of improvement should be al- lowed to lapse. No fewer than five licenses are affected and the whole of them are attached to property in the heart of the town and would therefore fetch a big price if put up for competition. This fact however, did not deter the Committee from acceding to the wishes of the Free Church Council, and it was resolved to recommend the City Council to allow the five licenses to lapse. Dean of Ripon' on Temperance. At a meeting promoted by the Ripon Temperance Society, and the United King- dom Alliance on Monday, the Dean of Ripon said he had been under the impres- sion for some time that the temperance cause had been somewhat flagging. He was not quite sure that it was as unpopular a as it used to be. He was a little afraid, when the clergy took the thing up, that it me a church affair, because the people did not feêJ that it was their affair. To his mind the gi'^ndeur of temperance had been that it was tawltn up by the people themselves, and emanated from them. The cause of slackness in the tc,ntperance cClse was because instead of a few wealing brew- ers and distillers, there were large limited liability companies, the influence of the large number of shareholders being very wide. Every election showed that unless strong measures were taken the liquor traffic would control the nation. His opinion was that we must act as reason- imr bet -p. ~dv 'i' carrr >> —<■! a lit' able beings, not pushing our own way, ai- feeling that was the only thing to be done,- and not throwing cold water on every other proposal which did not go quite the whole length we wanted to go. He believed if Mr Bruce's measure introduced nearly thirty years ago, had been passed, it would have led to a great reduction in the num- ber of public-houses. Turning to the re- port of the Temperance Commission, he said the opinion was gaining ground that temperance reformers must join hands, and be willing to get what they could in obtain- ing an amelioration of present conditions and a diminution of the great evil. The great value of any measure would be the placing of power in the hands of the people. There might be experiments on the various measures proposed from a municipal point of view, but on the whole, if we had local option, we should be able to decide the 4 mode of proceeding. J Licensing Reform. At a meeting of the Manchester Licens- ing Reform Committee, held on Monday, J it was decided to affiliate the Committee with the Central Temperance Legislation Board. This addition to the affiliated societies complete the list of the main bodies formed to promote temperance legislation on special lines which have 90 affiliated themselves. It indicates a -tell- dency towards united action such as has never before been apparent among temper- ance workers. Messrs W.. Crossley, Alfred Simpson, and T. Neild were nomi- J nated as representatives to the Central J Board. Jj Sunday Closing. 1 Sunday Closing. 1 On Wednesday last, a meeting in connec- tion with the Sunday Closing Movement was held at Yoxford at which the Vicar, the Rev. N. D. Lines, made a statement as t to the canvass of the householders lately taken by ladies of the parish. There were returns brought in from 102 houses result- ing in the following votes a In favour. Agst. Gentry 3 Private people 12 Trades people 31 1 Workpeople 107 There were 33 who represented them- selves as indifferent on the matter. It was decided to send a peti^on to the Hluse o Comi';o is in v,) ir of Sunday Closing. Mr Spicer M.P., IIHS iis in- tention to draft a Sunday Closing Bill for Monmouthshire.
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Porth Police Court. THURSDAY. Before the Stipendiary (Mr. Ignatius Williams), Mr. David Tho- mas, Dr. Parry, and Dr. Ivor Lewis. Sunday Drinking. Thomas Haverfield, fitter, and William Mordecai, mason, Aberkenfig, were char- ged with being on licensed premises dur- ing prohibited hours. They were found by P.C. 43 in the Red Cow, Tonyrefail, on a Sunday, and told him they had slept in Aberkenfig the previous night. He afterwards ascertained both had slept at Tonyrefail. They were fined 10s. each. Wanted to be locked up. William John Morgan, haulier, Cymmer, was charged with being drunk. Inspector Grill said that at a quarter to twelve on Wednesday night the defendant came to the police station, and insisted upon being locked up. He had no place to go to, and was quite destitute. Stipendiary: Why don't you work?—Defendant: I do work. I have only come out of prison on Tuesday. 1 was turned out of my lodgings on T ues- day because I came home late. There were 29 previous convictions against de- fendant, the case against whom was ad- journed for a week, to see how he would behave. No License. Mrs. William Matthews, Trebanog, was summoned for keeping explosives without a lIcense, and also for selling explosives to a child under 13. 43 found about a pound and a half 2* fireworks in a small box on a shelf, ine fireworks was sold to a child of eight. *or the first offence defendant was fined ^s- and costs, and for the second 8s. and costs. Unmuzzled Dogs. The following persons were fined for v^?Plng unmuzzled dogs: —John Jones, abourer, Mardy; David DaVies, collier, Mardy Frank James, collier, Ferndale John Burrell, butcher boy, Ferndale; David Jeremiah, collier, Ferndale; Dennis Wilshire, greengrocer, Ferndale; John ^nillips, innkeeper, Penrhiwfer and Jamos Huxton, collier, Tonyrefail, Drunkenness. The following were fined for imbibing n excess of intoxicants:—Gwen Walters, ^tizabeth Ann Thomas, and Margaret Wil- jams, all married women, of Blaen- lechau; Thomas Lynch, Blaenllechau; Thomas Evans, Ferndale; and William ,?.es> collier, Ferndale; Thomas Lloyd, collier, Cymmer. Miscellaneous. Thomas Henry Webber, and John avies, boys, from Dinas, were summoned creating a disturbance in the street. |hber was fined 2s. 6d., and Davies 5s. William Davies, haulier, Ferndale, for Qriving a spring cart with only one light, Was fined 5s. j. Arthur George and David Evans, col- lers>. Clydach Vale, were summoned for a disturbance, and fined 5s. each. Ihomas Rees, sinker, Treorchy, rode a ,.lcycle through Porth recently without a „Eht, and was mnv fined 10s. for the °ttence. David Morgan, labourer, Manly, was Ummoned for keeping a dog without a Icense, and fined 7s. 6d. and costs. Tried to Steal his Shoes. At the Porth Police Court on Thursday, ore the Stipendiary, Dr. Parry, arid David Thomas, Samuel Phillips, col- er> Maerdy, was charged with steal- -r?§ a sovereign from the person of Michael eaty, collier, 22, Pentre Road, Maerdy. rjly- James Phillips, solicitor, defended. he evidence of the prosecutor was to the i ect that on Sunday night, the prisoner, TJ others, were drinking together. ~7e (prosecutor) went to sleep at nine clock, and woke up at 11-30, when he J?und his boots and socks off. He had i~em on when he went to sleep. He had **ad a sovereign in his right sock, but it Jyas gone when he woke up. He had put there at 7-30 on Saturday evening, and hIS boots had not been off since until they here taken off on Sunday night. When e awoke prisoner had gone, and he did ot see him again until Monday night, .11 he told him about it. He i-p1.s.011er) said he did not take it, but he t P Ie.d that Benjamin Clee had seen him it. To this prisoner gave no answer. In j,0Ss~examined: He had slept on the ^dlady's bed on Sunday afternon, and talfn ■ awoke he complained that she had h*eu six shillings from him, and he gave black eye. benjamin Clee said that when Beaty was jl he saw Phillips take his (Beaty's) ots off. The landlady, prisoner, and he £ L Present. Prosecutor had told him wh -L a sovereign in his sock, and siTen he (witness) informed the landlady, hi e Suggested that Phillips should search bebi' was done, his boots and socks taken off. He, however, saw no sovereign. Ben+?S8rexaiu"le<* when Phillips carried Would stairs he (witness) said, "I chai-<v move him back or else he might you or me with stealing. e ease was dismissed.
How Diseases are Spread. TONYPANDY COLLIER HEAVILY FINED. Frank Wheeler, collier, Tonypandy, was; summoned at the Ton-Pentre Police, Court on Monday, before the Stipendiary. (Mr lgtift>u. Williams), by the Rhondda Dist- rict Council, under the 126th Section of tin- Public Health Act, which provides that no person shall expose himself while suffer- ing from an infections disease. Mr W. P. Nicholas, solicitor, prosecuted on behalf of the Council. Inspector James Williams s'-ivt'-d thrl he visited the defendant's house on November 3rd, and found him suffering from diphtheria. He told him he was not, on any account, to go out until he rtceived a certificate from Dr. Herbert ■Jones. Medical Officer of Health. The next day, witness and the doctor again went to defendant and told him he would be breaking the law if he went out without a certificate. On the 10th ult, witness again went there and found defendant out and later in the day he saw him come home from work. Dr. Jone then took a culture his throat, and told him he had dis- regarded the warning, and again warned him ho vi as not to go out until fre.- f i-c in tie iuft< firm. On the 21st No Timber, defendant again went out, and wrnn seen by the inspector said he had been to his ■ Moi's at Trealaw. The landlady said sho chuck me out if I didn't shift, so I went to my sister's to see for lodgings. The Stipendiary: Surely the landlady would get into a scrape if she turned him out. Mr Nicholas: She would be liable with him. Defendant: The reason I went to work those two days was I understood Dr. Edwards gave me permission. Dr. Herbert Jones corroborated the In- spector's evidence, and added that the culture he took from the defendant's throat contained diphtheria germs. They were exceptionally virulent, almost the most virulent he had found. If he went to work it would be highly dangerous. Defendant: I went to Dr. Edwards at the surgery the night before and asked him if I could go to work. He said I could try. Dr. Jones remarked that the death-rate from diphtheria in the Rhondda was about double the rate throughout the whole country. The Stipendiary This doctor must have been a most extraordinary person. Mr Nicholas said Dr. Edwards denied having that interview with defendant, or that he gave the permission. The Stipendiary It's a shocking sugges- tion. A man ought not to be a doctor if he does such tricks as that. I don't believe it for a moment. Mr Nicholas: The doctor has informed us he did no such thing. The Stipendiary It's too shocking. (To defendant): I don't believe a word you say about Dr. Edwards. Its a lie on the face of it. You will be fined L2 and costs, or a month's imprisonment. The money was paid.