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_?- Refused to Sponge Alleged Breach of Contract. The Lewis Merthyr Colliery Co. were defendants in a case heard before the g- Stipendiary at the Forth Police Court last week. They were summoned by a former employee, named Geo. Frederick Browning, for breach of contract. Mr. Idris Price appeared for defendaiii?s, Ril? complainant was represented by Mr. W. P.Nicholas. In opening, Mr. Nicholas said com- plainant worked under what was known as a Conciliation Board agreement. His client had been employed as a collier at the pit, and was informed that his work was to come to an end. When lie pre- sented himself at work again he was told that his place had finished, and having regard to the terms of the contract of service under which plaintiff agreed to I give his services, he held there was a corresponding obligation on the part of defendants to provide him with work. If they had decided to close his working place, reasonable intimation of this should have been given him. The plaintiff, Geo. Fredk. Browning, was called, and said that when working at the Lewis Merthyr Collieries he lived at Bertha Street, Trcforest, but had now removed to Llandaff. He was employed under the Conciliation Board Agreement, which had been revised so far- as the notice clause was concerned. He was driving a stall, and his wages were pay- able weekly. Some time between the 1st and the 8th of January he was informed that his working place would be closed up. On the 8th of January he got his lamp and descended, but was told that he was to see the fireman before starting. This he did, and was informed that his place was stopped, and lie would have to ■ wait to see if another place could be foiind for him. He discussed the matter with the manager and under-manager, but both said they could not find a place for him, but that he would have to go up to the pit top and present himself at L finishing time. At 3 o'clock he saw the K manager, who again informed him that ? he could find him no work and told him to present himself for work in a week's time. When he did return lie told the manager that this kind of thing was no good to him, and required to know if he was going to get work. The same reply as before was given, and plaintiff was told to go to his own manager and get a note, which he should take to the other mana- gers. They all, however, gave the same reply. Regarding the steam coal pits, he said he was equally capable of working in the steam coal pits as in the house coal pits, Cross-examined by Mr. Idris Price, plaintiff said he was not clamouring for a place similar to the one he had been work- ing in, although he wanted a place of his own. °W Did you work the stall by yourself?- No, with a boy. It was an ordinary stall, wasnt it? No I thought it was very extraordinary. There were no special instructions given you to present yourself for work ?—Yes, there were. Wasn't all the trouble caused because you wanted a place for yourself?-No; it's wrong. Didn't you object to hobblingP-No; I did not. I suggest you followed the ordinary .custom of waiting your chance after your place was stopped?—You are wrong then. Didn't you, in conversation with Mr. Morgan Williams, the under-manager, sav you would wait and get first place ?-1 didn't have a conversation with anyone about that. It was no good to me, as I could not keep a wife and three children without money. Mr. Morgan Think again now. Didn't Mr. Morgan Williams tell you that you should have first place, but there were no immediate prospects?—Yes. How long after was it that the depu- tation saw the manager ?-About two weeks. ?re you in it?—No. I asked the manager if it was customary for a man, after he had finished, to take a note .around to the other managers, and he said, I know nothing about it." There were several men not working. t Why didn't you go and work in their ? places?—I wouldn't li? to, as it is U spo-nging." The Stipendiary: What is it that re- lieves them from the contractive obliga- tion P ?r Price: It is the custom for them to co to the pit to see if there is any work. Mr Morgan Williams, the under- m a naiier said plaintiff had been employed ??he colliery about ? months rnder ?ne cS-cums?ces ?hich ea it was imnnssible to find a job ,fror hhiimm. By Mr. Nicholas: Do you think you can keep a man about there two or three weeks without even the chance of getting a job?-I don't know. I put it to you that he was refused a job because he always insisted upon the minimum wage under the Act ?-He ?has done so many times. ?id did you not have antipathy against him for that? No. .??? ￼ John Davies, fireman, produced the colliery books, and said that if P?iS had turned up on flhe 8th he could have w?kedin aZher man's place, and after- wards in other men's places. When a ?n ?hed in his working place it was usual for him to turn up every d, ay m the -event of someone else ?i?ng. absent f fai;r Mr. Nicholas: Do you think •. •' ?r a man to travel day after J day from ?reforest in search of a job ?thaY t ?wil;l never come r-It is the custom. Mr. Timothy Evans, manager, was also called. In adjourning the decision for fourteen days, his Worship said he was rather sur- prised at the custom.
Mr. J. T. WILLOWS L.D.S., L.R.C.S., DENTIST, Dumfries Place, Cardiff ATTENDS AT lVtr. John Davies, Chemist, Dunraven St., TONYPANDY Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10-30 to 6-30. 261
-?- Cricket. FERNDALE v. LLWYNYPIA. I This match was played at Llwynypia on Saturday last, in very dull weather, before a very meagre crowd of spectators. Ferndale batted first, making a total score of 154. W. Davies contributed 60 of these, but it is rather doubtful whether he was caught behind the wickets before lie reached the half of this score. G. Childs, who scored 27, gave an excellent display and played very good cricket. Llwynypia then batted and put up a score of 121 for the loss of eight wickets. W. Edwards, whose score reached 67, played an exceedingly good game and hit very freely in all directions. His score in- cluded four 6's five. 4's, a 3, six 2's, and eight singles. M. S. Lewis played a very good game and contributed 30 runs. D. J. Jones, ivliosco-red 12, not out, was the only man in addition who reached double figures. Bennett captured eight wickets for 63 runs, and Jenkins two for 29. Priday, of Ferndale, took two wickets for 35 runs, W. Davies two for 27, L. Hannon two for 17, T. R. Thomas two for 9, and W. H. Davies no wickets for 28 runs. Scores:— FERNDALE. T R Thomas b Bennett 8 W Davies b Jenkins 60 D J Roberts b Bennett 2 F J Priday b Bennett 4 G Childs b Bennett 27 D J Evans b Bennett 7 A Morgan b Bennett 6 A W H James c Edwards b Bennett 1 L Hannon b Jenkins 0 J Leonard b Bennett 1 W H Davies not out 12 II Extras 26 Total 154 LLWYNYPIA. W Edwards c Priday b Hannon. 67 D K Richards c Davies b Priday. 4 Bennett b W Davies I I 0 D J Collier b Priday 0 M S Lewis b Hannon 30 W Morris b W Davies 0 D J Jones not out 12 Ray Roberts b Thomas 3 D B Jones b Thomas 0 Extras 5 Total (for 8 wkts) .121 W. Jenkins and G. Morgan did not bat. YSTRAD-RHONDDA v. TONDU. This match was played at Tondu on Saturday last. Ystrad, who were at full strength, batted first, making a total score of 90. Joe Morgan, who contri- buted 28, played very steadily, whilst B. V. Morgan and Edgar Hall gave a good display for 19 and 14 respectively. Tondu then batted, and were easily disposed of for- a total of 35, Jones scoring 14, not out, and P. Hutchinson (late of Lewis Merthyr C.C.) 9. Evans, of Ystrad, took five wickets for 17 and Curtis four for 14. Lewis, of Tondu, had to retire owing to his receiving a nasty smack over the eye. Scores:— YSTRAD-RHONDDA. A Curtis b Williams 6 Joe Morgan c Hutchinson b Allen 28 Alf Evans run out 2 E Shepherd c Oliver b Williams. 0 B V Morgan c Oliver b Hutchinson 19 J E Phillips c Whittington b. Oliver 0 Edgar Hall b Allen 14 W Willey not out 6 T Thomas c Lewis b Hutchinson 1 R Rosser run out 4 W P Davies b Allen 0 Extras 10 Total 90 TONDU. P Hutchinson c Willey b Curtis. 9 J Allen c Willey b Ourtis 0 Whittington b Evans 2 W Oliver c Phillips b Curtis 0 H Hopkins c Curtis b Evans 2 R Jones not out 14 D Williams b Evans 1 W Birtles c Thomas b Curtis. 1 T Lewis retired hurt 0 T Bennett b Evans 2 D Thomas b Evans 0 Extras 4 Total 35 COUNTY COUNCILLOR TOM JONES' I XI. v. MR. EDGAR HALL'S XI. I A match arranged by Mr. Edgar Hall (agent at the Rhondda Collieries for Messrs. Oory Bros. & Co., Ltd., and also captain of the Ystrad-Rhondda and Dis- trict Cricket Club) and a strong team selected by County Councillor Tom Jones, of Treorchy, with the object of fostering cricket in the Rhondda, was played at the Mill Field, Ystrad-Rhondda, on Thursday last, the 18th inst. Great in- terest was taken in the play by a record attendance. The Councillor's team were the first to bat, when Len Braund, the Somerset County pro., and Vost, the Car- diff pro., faced the bowling of Bennett, of Llwynypia, and Charles, of St. Fagans, of Llwyny ?,.uncillor Tom Jones' team making a total score of 80, of which Braund contributed 24, which he got very prettily, and Diver, of Newport, 10. Bennett took five wickets for 33 runs and Charles five for )5. W. Spiller, of St. Fagans, and A. 0. Oppenheim, late of Glamorgan County, then opened the bat- ting for Mr. Edgar Hall's XI., and re- plied with a total score of 95, thus win- ning the game by 15 runs. Hawkins, of Cardiff, gave a fine display, scoring 31, Llewellyn, of Ferndale, contributing 12, and T. W. P. Charles 13. Braund took five wickets for 38 runs, Yost four for 34, and Sehofield none for 11. Scores:- COUNCILLOR JONES' XI. I Len Braund c Hawkins b Bennett 24 Vost lbw b Charles 8 W H Thomas b Bennett 0 E J Diver b Bennett 10 J R Schofield c Hawkins b Charles 4 PC Stallworthy c Shepherd b Charles 0 A Grc-en b Charles. 4 PC Hill b Bennett 9 Haydn Evans b Charles 8 A Hopkins b Charles 1 W Willey not out 0 Extras 12 Total 80 MR. EDGAR HALL'S XI. W Spiller c Evans b Braund 2 A 0 Oppenheim b Braund 8 F Bennett c Hill b Vost 4 A F Hawkins b Vost 31 11 Llewellyn b Braund 12 T W P Charles run out 13 A Curtis b V ost 2 W Edwards b Vost 2 J M organ c Hopkins b Braund. 2 E Shepherd c Schofield b Braund 6 B V Morgan not out 1 Extras. 12 Total. 95 I TREORCHY v. YSTRAD-RHONDDA 2nds. This Glamorgan Cricket League (Divi- sion II.) match was played at Ystrad- Rhondda on Saturday last. Great in- terest was taken in the game, as Tre- orchy have not yet lost a League match and secured a victory over Ystrad at Tre- orchy the previous Satufday by 105 to 44. Ystrad batted first, Thomas making a grand stand for 26, not out. Bailey, James, and Steers also batted well, con- tributing 19, 17, and 16 respectively. For Treorchy, Jones took five wickets for 26, Davies three for 25, Edwards one for 18, Rees none for 24, aad Thomas none for 13. Treorchy then batted, making a total of 50, Edwards scoring 19. The .1 fielding of the homesters was exceed- j ingly smart, and had it not been for this II and the fine bowling, Treorchy would have made a much bigger score. Walters took three wickets for 17, Rosser two for 20, Williams two for 5, and Bailey two for 0. Scores: I YSTRAD-RHONDDA 2nds. 1\ D Rees c Edwards b Jones. 1 Will James run out 17 J Williams c Davies b Jones 4 A Rosser c Hopkins b Davies 5 I F C Steers b Edwards 16 J Bailey c Rowlands b Davies 19 D Carpenter b Jones 5 D W Thomas not out 26 L J Roberts Ibw b Davies 5 D LI Walters c and b Jones 4 Tom Jones b Jones 4 Extras. 7 Total 113 I TREORCHY. D W Thomas run out 4 W I Jones c Steers b Walters 1 R Rowlands b Rosser 1 Alf Hopkins b Walters 1 Haydn 'Evans b Walters U W J Edwards Ibw b Walters 19 E Knapgate b Rosser 8 W P Thomas c Jones b Bailey 7 H Davies b Walters 1 H Prosser not out 0 H Rees b Bailey 0 Extras 8 Total 50 I Lawn Tennis. I MAESTEG v. LLWYNYPIA. The Llwynypia Tennis Team journeyed to Maesteg on Saturday last and emerged victorious from a friendly en- counter by 8 events to 1, 16 sets to 3, and 110 games to 74. 'Scores:- R. Bowen and J. Davies (Llwynypia) beat Green and Moore, 6-4, 6-3; beat Griffiths and Bundy, 6-2, 6-0; beat B. J. Davies and D. E. Davies, 6-3, 6-1. Ivor D. Griffiths (capt.) and Rod. Hughes (Llwynypia) beat Green and Moore, 6-4, 6-4; lost to Griffiths and Bundy, 3-6, 2-6 beat B. J. Davies and D. E. Davies, 8-6, 6-2. Andrew Powell and Ted Mithan (Llwynypia) beat Green and Moore, 6-4, 6-3; beat Griffiths and Bundy, 3-6, 6-4, 8-6; beat B. J. Davies and D. E. Davies, 7-5, 7-5. I Quoits. I LLWYNYPIA v. TREALAW. These teams met in the first round of the Rhondda Cup competition at Llwyny- pia on Thursday last, the 18th inst. The game, which resulted in a win for the homesters by 55 points, was witnessed by a fair crowd of spectators. For the visitors, Tom Hodder played a good game, and George Lane and A. Eaves played well for the homesters. Scores:- Llwynypia.—J. Price, 18; Geo. Lane, 21; David Edwards, 21; J. Buttons, 21; A. Eaves, 21; Jos. Hadridge, 21; Ben Bevan, 21; Tom Jenkins, 21—total, 165. Trealaw.—Tom Hodder, 21; D. Bassett, 12; E. Youde, 15; D. Hughes, 13; J. Morgan, 9; E. Curtis, 13; D. Tuck, 19; H. Owen, 8—total, 110. J. Price was the only one of the Llwynypia team who failed to score the possible number of points.
I Record Entries in Mardy I Sports. The fifth annual sports of the Mardy A.F.C. took place on the New Football Grounds on Thursday, the 18th inst. There was a record entry in the foot events, and the people on the grounds numbered about 3,000. The handicapper was Mr. Ted Lewis, and the duties of starter were carried out by Mr. J Sheen, Aberdare. Mr. B. J. Jeremiah acted as hon. secretary. Results 100 yards novice handicap.—1, T. Mor- gans, Pontypridd (15 £ yds.); 2, B. Mill- ward, Treorchy (19^yds.); 3, J. Morris, Clydach Vale (19yds.). 100 yards open handicap.—1, B. Mill- ward, Treorchy (17yds.); 2, T. Morgans, Pontypridd (13yds.); 3, J. Harris, Aber- gwynfi. 100 yards (confined to officials of Mardy Collieries).—1, D. J. Morgan (2yds.); 2, David Jones (4yds.); 3, Fred Evans (5 yds.). 300 vards open handicap.-Owing to an error seven competitors did not run in the final, therefore only three competed. There was an objection as to the right of. the starter for not waiting for the other competitors, and after the committee had considered the objection they decided that the race had been run and would not allow it to be run again. 1, E. M. Williams, Pontypridd (37vds.); 2, L. H. North, Pontyclun (35yds.); 3, G. Ellard, Porth (43yds.). 880 yards handicap.—1, R. J. Facey, Pontypridd (72yds.); 2, T. E. Harry, C'ar- diff (76yds.); 3, W. Morris, Port Talbot (77yds.).
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I Porth Fair and Carnival. The Studts have again brought their welcome variety of amusements to Porth, Mrs. Studt's roundabouts, &c., being at Aber-Rhondda Road, whilst Mr. Jacob Studt's amusements are at Mount Plea- sant. Though separated, they are near each other, and may be described as one fair. The shifting of the venue for the amusements shows the development Porth. has made during recent years. Nearly every year Studts have had to shift their i playground, and it is doubtful whether they will be able to get available space; after the present plots of ground have been built upon, unless the Council pro- vide a public park for Porth and allow their annual visits. Whatever may be said for or against these amusements, the young people vastly enjoy them, and they provide a little diversion for older people. The local hospitals, too, have very materially bene- fited; the Porth Cottage Hospital in par- ticular to the tune of several hundreds of pounds. So that while Messrs. Studts have taken a lot of money from the place, through their benevolence and mag- nanimity the local institution has received large sums of money through the annual visit of Messrs. Studts. This year again they have consented* to give a benefit night for the Cottage Hos- pital. A deputation from the Carnival Committee, consisting of Inspector Wil- liams and others, waited upon Mr. Jacob Studt, and were successful in obtaining nexit Friday night as a benefit night for the hospital. The committee hope to realise quite a large sum on behalf of this noblest cause-to help those who cannot help themselves.
Porth. Escorted by the Cymmer Military Band in: full dress uniform, and with full mili- tary honours, the remains of the late Mr. George Davies, of Birchgrove. Porth, were conveyed on Wednesday afternoon to their last resting place. Deceased, who was 64 vears of age, had seen service in the 24th Welsh Regiment, and to the day of his decease was an enthusiastic military man. He was exceptionally popular at Porth and highly respected, and the lengthy cortege was eloquent testimony of the high regard and esteem in which he was held by the general public. The coffin was mounted on a gun carriage, and was draped in the Union Jack and the colours of his late regiment, whilst two lines of Territorials, carrying rifles slung back- wards through their arms, formed a sort of guard and special escort, and as they marched with solemn tread to the sad strains of the "Dead March" in Saul, many eyes were bedimmed with tears of the thousands who lined the route. The interment was at Llethrddu Cemetery, where the Rev. T. W. Hart, Porth, per- formed the burial obsequies, after which volleys were fired over the grave. On Sunday afternoon, the Buffs. paraded the principal streets of Porth, escorted by the Cvmmer Military Band. En route, collections were made with a view to obtaining funds to purchase an invalid chair for St. Paul's Church. We regret to record the death of Mr. Daniel Thomas, of America Fach, Porth, which took place on Friday last, after a long and painful illness. Deceased was 64 years of age, and had resided at Porth the greater part of his life, and was ex- ceptionally well known and highly re- spected by all who knew him. The funeral took place on Wednesday for Bedwas, near Caerphilly, where the interment took place.
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