Aberdare Police Court. 1 TUESDAY.—Before Sir T. Marohant Williams and Dr. E. Jones. DRUNKS John Davies, in Cardiff-road, Ynys- lwyd, 10s. and costs; David Price, Aber- cwmboi, 10s. and costs. A BERN ANT BROTHERS. Thos. Morgan and Joseph Morgan, two brothers, hailing from Abernant, were brought up at the instance of P.C. Pan- niers, for fighting on the street. P.C. Panniers said that the defendants had their coats off, and there was a crowd of about 200 people standing round them. The defendant Thomas Morgan complained that he could not have peace. A man named Miles testified that Joseph was the aggressor. The Stipendiary fined Thomas 201. and costs, and Joseph 40s, and costs. SUNDAY TRADING. G. Bracchi, Aberdare, for trading on Sunday, 5s. A. D. Jones, Aberdare, like offence, 5s. THE LADY SIR MARCHANT WOULD LIKE TO SEE. The Powell Duffryn Coal Co. were summoned for working a child 13 years of age, full time instead of half-time. Mr. Ashworth, H.M. Inespector of Factories, prosecuted. Mr. Ashworth said that he wrote to the school which the boy had attended at Bristol. It was kept by a Miss Lovell. She had misin- formed the Company, and had written two letters to him in which she corrected mistakes which she had previously made. The A6sistant Inspector having given evidence, the Bench inflicted a nominal penalty of 5s. and costs. The Stipen- diary added that the Company had been misled by the woman. He would like to see her very much. It was a pity that Mr. W. Kenshole (who appeared for the Company) could not bring her there. A SERIES OF CHARGES. The police brought several charges against John Bounds, Market Place, Aberdare. Mr. W. R. Edwards, Aberdare, appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. Spencer, of Cardiff, defended. The charges against Bounds was that of wilfully interrupting the free passage of vehicles, also for not having an identi- fication mark in front on his motor engine, and for employing a person with- cut a license to drive the engine. Wm. Lewis, the driver, was also sum- moned for driving the vehicle without a license. Mr. Spencer said that Lewis had ab- sconded. Chas. Abbot said he was driving a car- riage and pair from Merthyr to Aber- dare. The defendant's vehicle was in front of him, and he could not pass. He whistled and shouted to the driver, but no notice was taken. Inspector David said he saw the motor engine and caravans in Market-street. It had no identification mark in front. He asked to see the license, and the driver did not have one. The charge of interrupting traffic woq dismissed. For having no identification mark there was a fine of 10s., and 20s. for keeping a person in charge without a license. A fine of 15 and costs was in- flicted on William Lewis- BUFFS' QUARREL. ABERAMAN MAN S FRACTURED ARM. Fred Bassett, Aberaman, was sum- moned for doing grievous bodily harm to John Lloyd, by throwing him to the ground. Mr. W. Thomas, Aberdare, de- fended. John Lloyd said that one evening he was in a. Buffalo Lodge meeting which was held at the King's Head, Aberaman. The defendant was there as well, and he had some words with him. Witness gave notice of motion to suspend or expell him from the lodge as he was not a fit and proper person." Defendant then said: "I'll give you 'fit and proper per, son' when I see you outside." Defend- ant then left the King's Head. As wit- ness was standing on the corner of Glad- stone-street, defendant came up and said, Come here, Jack, what have got against me." "Nothing, only I have got a notice of motion against you," re- plied witness. After a few more words, wit nee s started to walk away, when de- fendant followed, caught hold of him, and flung him to the ground. He fell cn his back and fractured his right arm. He then went to Dr. Finney's surgery. Cross-examined by Mr. W. Thomas, witness said that they were friends up to the meeting referred to. Defendant had said something derogatory to the Order of Buffaloes. That was the reason why he (as chairman) gave the notice of motion. Mr. Thomas urged that the charge of wounding be reduced to one of common assault. The Stipendiary assented to this course. Mr. Thomas then addressed the Bench, stating that it was quite an accident for Lloyd to break his arm. Defendant had expressed regret at what had happened, and had gone to the surgery with Lloyd that evening. Defendant wa,s prepared to compensate Lloyd for what wages he had lost, if the Bench would agree to that course. The Stipendiary said it was not an crdinaTy assault, and he was prepared to withdraw the charge on payment of costs, and on the understanding given by defendant to compensate complainant.
DISGRACEFUL CONDUCT. DOINGS AT NEW STREET, ABERAMAN. Archibald Powell (16), Griffith Hughes (17), and Evan R-ees Jones (17), New- street, Aberaman, were summoned by Catherine James, also of New-street, for writing obscene matter on the wall of her house. Mr. W. Kenshole represented Mrs. James, and Mr W. Thomas defended the boys. Mrs. Catherine James said she kept: a small shop. A few months ago her son summoned a brother of one of the present defendants. Since that day she had had no peace and she had been obliged to remove her children from A man School to Aberdare Schools. She had four children, and they were con- veyed to Aberdare by motor. Within a week after the other case she received a letter by poet containing filthy language and threatening her with violence. It also contained a threat to chalk her walls and to commit a nuisance on her premises. From the date of that letter her walls had been marked with chalk almost nightly. Other nuisance had been committed. She cleaned this every morning with a broom and buckets of water. Whilst performing this work the mothers of the defendants, especially Mrs. Hughes, would poke fun at her. On a certain date she saw the present de- fendants writing on the wall. Cross-examined by Mr. W. Thomav, she could not swear as to who wrote the letters. She believed they had been written by the mothers. The language was similar to that used by those women. Griffiths Hughes (17), one of the de- fendants. said he went to Jubilee-road on the evening it was- alleged he had written obscene language. He did not stop near complainant's shop, and he did not write anything at all. Ei. R. Jones (17), another defendant, also denied writing anything on the wall. Archibald Powell gave like evidence. Mrs. Julian, 45, New-street, said that she had never seen any bad language on the wall. She remembered the 18th July, the day on which it was alleged the writing had been done. She did not see any writing on the wall that day. The Stipendiary asked the boys to write a few capital letters. This was done by the boys, and the papers were handed to the Stipendiary. Margaret Collins, a girl living in Glyn- dwr Cottages, Aberaman, confessed to having written on the walls. Stipendiary: Why did you do that? Witness: Without thinking. Stipendiary (to Mr. Thomas): This witness will not help you. A girl who can do this is not to be trusted. I shall show no mercy towards any man or child who writes indecent things on the walls of people's houses. They must pay 40s. each or go to prison for a month. The letters that were written are disgraceful. It is disgraceful that they should be sent by post to any human being. I have no doubt but that there is a league against the complainant. They will have to pay 40s. each, and pay it quickly, too, or go to prison.
MOTHER, AND SON. ALLEGED WOUNDING. Thomas Murray, a young man about 28 years of age, was charged with wound- ing his mother, Susan Murray, of Mer- thyr. Mrs. Murray said that her ,son came home drunk, and after asking her if she had any money, struck her with a quart glass bottle on the forehead. P.C. John said that a boy came to ihim and told him that a woman was bleeding to death. After proceeding to the house and sending for a doctor, he arrested de- fendant, who said that his mother was drunk at the time and had threatened to open his skull. Dr. Kirbey said he examined Mrs. Murray, and found her head and face covered with blood. The wound was half an inch long and extended to the bone. In reply to the defendant witness said there was no appearance that she was drunk, but that she had been drinking. Prisoner was committed to take his trial at the Quarter Sessions.
DRUNK. Ellen Sullivan, for being drunk at Merthyr, was ordered to pay 10s. and costs.
YNYSBOETH MAN CHARGED. Joseph Williams, Ynysboeth, was charged with stealing a sewing machine, the property of Charles Jenkins, certi- ficated bailiff. Jenkins said he was levy- ing distress on defendant on the 11th July at 7, Kennard-street, Ynysboeth. The machine was taken away by the de- fendant. Its value was £10 10s. He (witness) identified the machine at a pawnbroker's shop at Llanbradach, This was on August 26th. P.S. Evans, Ynysboetla, said that at 2.30 on the 26th inst. he received the prisoner into custody at Llanbradach Police Station, and conveyed him to Aberdare Police Station. The case was adjourned to enable the pawnbroker and another necessary wit- ness to appear.
CWMAMAN FIREMAN v. ROADMAN. Wm. Thomas, assistant fireman at Shepherd's Pit, Cwmaman, was sum- moned by Albert Davey, roadman, for assault. Mr. W. Thomas, Aberdare, ap- peared for Davey, and Mr. W. Kenshole for defendant. Mr. Thomas explained that the parties quarrelled concerning a bastardy case that had been heard a few weeks ago. It appeared that the child had died, and Thomas sent in a bill to the father of the child for the burial expenses. Davey, who was a. friend of the child's father, met Thomas, and complained that the amount was too high, and after a few words Thomas struck complainant. Davey said that the row happened underground in the back slum." Stipendiary. You've got slums under- ground, have you? (Laughter.) In reply to the Stipendiary, plaintiff admitted there was not much harm done. Stipendiary: Well, there wouldn't be much harm done if I dismissed this case. (Laughter.)
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER. Margaret Morgan, Cardiff-road, Aber- aman, was summoned by her mother, Margaret Baker, an aged woman, for using indecent language towards her. Stipendiary ("to complainant): What have you to say ? Complainant: She has been at me for two years, calling me everything. Stipendiary: What has she called you? Complainant: It is too bad to say. Stipendiary: But you must say. How am I to know whether it was good or bad. Complainant: She has called me an old tiamp, and has said that I am bad with the lodger and many other things—my cwn daughter whom I have reared up. Stipendiary (to defendant)* You must be bound over to keep the peace. We don't want to hear rows between mothers and daughters if we can help it.
TRANSFERS REFUSED. Mr. David Richards applied for the transfer of the license of the Bunch of Grapes, Aberdare, from the present licensee to Sydney J. Leaker, Dean- streets. Mr Richards explained that Mr Leaker had kept the Vulcan for several years. Stipendiary: There was a conviction was there not ? Mr. Richards But your worship stated that the conviction should not interfere with the license. Stipendiary: But he has left, and I shan't have him back now. Of course I did not want to drive him out at the time. That was my meaning when I said it should not interfere with the license. Mr. Richards That is very hard, your worship. Stipendiary: Yes, it is very hard. Mr. Richards went on to speak, but the Stipendiary said he could not listen to anything more he had to say, and told him to sit down.
OCCASIONAL LICENSES. Mr. W. R. Morgan, Aberdare, applied on behalf of David Jones, Cowbridge Arms, for an occasional license on the day of t'he Aberdare Flower Show, also on the day of the Aberdare Horse Show. -Grant,ed.
Mountain Ash Police Court. WEDNESDAY.—Before Sir T. Marchant Williams (Stipendiary). MQCHANS FROM MERTHYR. James and Winifred Mochan, man and wife, were charged with being drunk and disorderly and refusing to quit the Grey- hound Inn, Merthyr. They were further charged with assaulting P.C. Williams, and the male defendant had also been summoned for damaging the constable's tunic. P.C. Williams having given evidence, the Stipendiary imposed a fine of 20s. and casts each for refusing to quit; = £ 5 or one month on the male defendant for the assault, and 40s. on the woman; the male defendant was fined 10s. and 12s. damages for destroying the tunic. In the case cf the female defendant, the sentences would run concurrently and in the case of the man consecutively. CAMPING AT CAPCOCH. BANK CLERKS' PROPERTY STOLEN. John Davies, John Jenkins, and Wm, Williams, Abercwmboi, were charged with st,ealing several articles, value 24, the property of John II. Lowton and Emlyn Williams, bank clerks. Jchn H. Lowton, Lloyd's Bank, Aber- dare, said that he, with Emlyn William., were camping in a tent on 'a field at Abercwmboi. Between the 3rd and the 19th they left the tent, leaving some articles there. When they returned on August 20th they found everything in disorder, and several things missing. They then gave information to the police. Emlyn Williams, bank clerk at Moun- tain Ash, said he was camping with the last witness in a field at Abercwmboi. He corroborated Lowton's evidence. P.C. Histoii, Abercwmboi, said he re- ceived information of the theft on the 26th August. He went to No. 23, Jenkin- street. He there saw John Jenkins, and told him he was. looking for some pro- perty which had been stolen from a tent, and that he intended searching the house. Jenkins replied that he knew nothing at all about it. Witness then searched the house, and found a cricket ball. In the front room downstairs he found a pair of blacking brushes. Up- stairs he discovered, between the bedding and the mattress, two shirts. In the same room, up the chimney, he found a blanket. He arrested him, and left him in the custody of P.C. South. He then went to Nc. 74, Jenkin-street, where Williams lived. Witness searched the house, and in a bedroom downstairs in which Williams' mother was sleeping, he found a shirt and sweater, doubled up in the bed clothes. Witness then went to No. 93, John-street, in which John Davies lived. Witness searched that house, and Davies, produced one saw, a hatchet, two pairs of boxing gloves, and one blanket. He then arrested Davies, and conducted them to Aberaman Station. He charged them. Each of them replied: "I have nothing to say." The three defendants pleaded guilty, and were sent to prison for two months each. PATERNITY. Nellie Williams, Mountain Ash, sum- moned Robert John Davies, Pontypridd, to show cause, etc. Complainant said she gave birth to a child in July of last year. She had known defendant for a long time. He had been intimate with her three times on the Canal Bank at Pontypridd near Pont Shon Norton. She was living' with her mother at Pont- ypridd at the time, and told her mother what had happened. Complainant had no witnesses, and the case was adjourned for a fortnight. PERMITTING DRUNKENNESS. John Rees, New Inn, Mountain Ash, was charged with permitting drunken- ness. Mr. F. P. Charles defended. P.S. John Clynch said that on August Cth he visited the New Inn. In the bar he saw a man named Daniel Griffith; sleeping. Witness asked the barmaid for Mr. Rees, the landlord. Mr Rees came and put the man on his feet. Grif- fths staggered across the bar-room to the counter. Witness told Mr. Rees that the man was very drunk, and Mr. Rees agreed, and added that he had not been inside more than ten minutes They both assisted Griffiths out, and he would have fallen but for the fact that he (witness) caught hold of him. He told the defendant he would be reported, and he replied: a I am very sorry. He is drunk right enough, but he can't have been in here more than five min- uter." P.C. Richard Thomas corroborated. John Rees, the .defendant, was then called. He said he had been a licensee for 21 years, and there had never been a summons against him before. On the day in question he was superintending the house. He remembered the police coming in. He had been on the very spot where Griffiths was found sleeping about five minutes before the police en- tered. He had been speaking to. two men. When the police called him in, he saw that Griffiths was there sleeping. He at once caught (hold of him and placed him out. The New Inn was a rather big house, and there was a large number in the house at the time. Wm. Evans, timberman, Mountain Ash, said he was in the New Inn 011 the night in question. He (had a, talk with Mr. Rees and a man named John Wil- liams. After a short time Mr- Rees ^eft the bar. Just then he saw Griffiths come in. He sat down on a settle. John Rees came back in five or six minutes, together with the police. The landlord then turned the man out. Nothing had been served to the man. Stipendiary: Didn't you think it strange that he should come in and sit down without asking for a drink ? Witness: Some people are very funny. (Laughter.) John Williams corroborated the evi- dence of Evans. The Stipendiary said that there had been carelessness and there must be, a fine. Mr. Charles contended that his client bad done everything required by the AcL Stipendiary; There must be a nominal fine of 10s. and costs. I have no doubt that the landlord is a respectable man. As to the witnesses for the defence, you can get any number of men to come here and say anything, but I don't attach any importance to, them. DRUNKS. Mary Cashmere-, Cardiff-road, New- town, was summoned for drunkenness. Defendant said she had had a drop from a friend, and she was not accustomed to it She was discharged. Thos. Jenkins, in High-street, Moun- tain Ash, 10s. and costs. OBSTRUCTION. Thos. Jenkins and Pollori Andrea, Mountain Ash, were summoned for ob- structing the street by fighting.—Fined 40s. and costs each. Wm. Morgan and Thomas Evans were summoned for obstructing Miskin-road by fighting. P.C. Boulton gave evidence. —The Stipendiary told defendants to go to the National Sporting Club, and fined them 4Gs. and costs each. Thos. Hearn and Caradog' Price, Ynys- boeth, were fined, the former 40s. and costs and the latter 10s. and costs, for ob- struction. Cornelius Price, Ynysboeth, for allow- ing a cart to obstruct the roadway, was ordered to pay 5s. including costs. RUNNING AND JUMPING. David Jones, Wm. Harries, Thomas Harries, Wm. Cuslon, and James Smith, Matthewstown, boys about 18 years of age, were charged with obstruction by running and jumping about the streets on a Sunday evening. P.S. Evans hav- ing given evidence, fines of 5s. each in- cluding costs, were imposed. UNATTENDED. Wm. Thomas Wilcox, Mountain Ash, left his horse unattended. P.C. William Rees proved the case, and a fine of 10s. and costs was imposed. NO LIGHT. Edwin Wood, Aberaman, was ordered to pay 20s. and costs for riding a motor cycle without a light in Cardiff-road, Mountain Ash. P.C. Stubbs gave evi- dence. SUNDAY TRADERS AGAIN. STATEMENT BY THE STIPENDIARY Several Mountain Ash tradesmen were summoned for trading on a. Sunday, and fines of 5s. each were imposed. Assistants to Brac.chi Bros. were de. fended by Mr. W. Kenshole, who con- tended. that only one summons could be issued for offences committed on the same day. A summons could not be served for each offence if they all took place on one Sunday. The Stipendiary upheld this con- tention, and where more than one sum- mons had been served, the cases were withdrawn. The Stipendiary said that he had no I sympathy with these prosecutions. The County Council intended stopping Sun- day trading, but the maximum fine was only 5s. This would not act as a deter- rent. It simply meant that these trades- men who were summoned paid a weekly license of 5s. If he had power to in- flict a fine of JilOO he might be able to stop Sunday trading'. A fine of 5s. did not hurt the Bracchis and Andreas; it might hurt widows who kept small shops. Still he had nothing to do ex- cept to go on collecting those 5s. sub- scriptions. (Laughter.) REMOVING PIGS. Thos. Stonuary and John Clee were fined, the former for removing pigs with- out a license, and the latter for allow- ing them to be removed. DAMAGING STREET LAMPS. Joseph Dixon, Peters, Wm. Morgan, Meredith, Abercynon-road, were brought up for damaging a gas lamp, the property of the Council. P.S. Evans and W. G. Thomas (sur- veyor) gave evidence. Dixon, who threw the stone, was fined 10s.; the others were discharged. DAMAGING A DOOR. Victor Freed, Miskin, brought a charge against two young men, George Lewis and Henry Harris, for damaging his door. Mr. Gwilym Jones appeared for Freed. Complainant said he had sold clothes boxes to the defendants. When the boxes were taken up the de- fendants were not at home, so the boxes were left next door. At 2.80 Sunday morning defendants came to his door and kicked it. When he came down they stated that they had not received the ar- ticles, and used threatening language. The Stipendiary said it was not a ser- ious case, and fined defendants 2s. 6d. each, and ordered them to pay the 10s. damages done to the. door. LANGUAGE. Wm. Edwards- was summoned for using indecent language, towards Hannah Williams, Tyntetown. The latter hav- ing given evidence, the Stipendiary said that the language used did not consti- tute an offence, and dismissed the case. 'RUINATION' AT PENRHIWCEIBER. Annie Roberts, Park-street, Penrhiw- ceiber, for whom Mr. Gwilym Jones ap- peared, summoned John Thornton for indecent language. Mr. A. T. James defended. Annie- Roberts said that defendant's boy bought cigarettes at her shop. Soon afterwards defendant appeared on the scene and accused her of being the ruin- ation of the boy and of several other boys in Penrhiwceiber. He further said that her house was a d- bad house. Cross-examined by Mr. James, witness said that rings were played at her house, but that no gambling was allowed. Subsequently the charge was with- drawn, and defendant was told not to repeat his conduct. THRICE SEPARATED. MOUNTAIN ASH MILK-VENDOR AND HIS WIFE. Mary Jane Jones summoned her hus- band, Wm. Jones, milk vendor, Moun- tain Ash, for persistent cruelty. Mr. F. P. Charles represented Mrs. Jones and Mr. W. R. Edwards, Aberdare, defended. Air. Charles said this was the third time the parties had separated. A sum- mons had been issued against the hus- band in March last, and the case was heard at Abercynon, but it was then dismissed. The complainant had since returned to her husband, but he had again ill-treated her. Mrs. Jones said that her husband and herself had occupied separate, bedrooms for the last two years. On August 9th lie was drunk, and he threw a brass candlestick at her, knocked her. down, and kicked her on the floor. He subse- quently dragged her by the hair and threatened to kill her. Defendant had a. big business. He kept 9 cows, 9 or 10 pigs, 2 .horses, and 2 carts. He had the largest milk round in Mountain Ash. Cross-examined, Mrs. Jones admitte' raising R3 8s. from the Co-op. Stores, but they were her own. She did not go round collecting any money belonging to her husband. Hannah James, a servant, corroborated complainant's evidence regarding the as- sault. A doctor was called who .spuke of bruises on Mrs. Jones's body. The Stipendiary granted an order of J61 Is. per week, the wife to have the custody of the two children.
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Cuttings Educational. Canon Scott Holland lias done good Samaritan work by his letter in the "Times" on "The Hooligan," and be- sides showing broad, generous, sym- pathetic, and real Christian feeling, it shows considerable insight and know- ledge of the surroundings of that phase of life which is unfortunately so closely connected with slum life. He beholds the hooligan and doet, not pass by on the ether side like the Priest and Levite of old. He finds in him exceptional fine qualities much to admire. The hooligan is a product of the much vaunted civil- ization of to-day. Active, highly strung, his energies, if properly directed in the beginning of life, would be of vast im- portance to the country. His refractory, insubordinatory tumultuous capricious behaviour are only expressions of a desire to escape from the awful dulness of that sluggish and phlegmatic EREBUS SPHERE IN WHICH HE EXISTS. There are for him no nrospects, no anti- cipations for any of th\ enjoyments the devotees of Mammon are able to com- mand. Not deer stalking, salmon fish- ing, fox hunting, grouse shooting, and motor car expeditions, holiday festivi- tie at fashionable watering plaoew. He has only the limited confined street wherein to exercise his superabundance of animal spirits. Ah, the pity of it all! The hooligan boy is not a loafer. not lazy. He was active and full of enthusi- asm in the school games, but owing to his environments and consequential lack of stamina, too spasmodic to make a scholar. No lazy boy has spirit enough tc be a hooligan. Really he is of fine material, and will be a danger to society only as long as society will ignore his claims, and deny him the advantages needful to the leading of a proper human life with its concomitant pleasures and responsibilities, and consign him to the mercies of constable, magistrate, and warder. When the hooligan's right of life and his country's responsibilities to-, wards him are admitted and exercised, THE BAD IN HIM WILL BE EXORCISED. Do you want wit and humour in abund- ance? The hooligan has it, as testified by those who do good work among them. The buoyancy, brightness, alertness, acutenesis, innate sauciness of these tur- bulent street ladw just constitute a fer- tile soil from which with proper cultiva- tion THE FINE FRUITS OF CHARMING CITIZENSHIP may be drawn." High spirited, the very quality needed to develop patriot- ism in its noblest form. Then it be- hoves our leaders to try and win the hooligan, not to damn him. This great waste of human machinery must be met and prevented. For retribution must in- < vitably follow gross negligence of such important duties. As. of yore, when Hagar and Ishmael were out in the wilderness GOD HEARD THE VOICE OF THE LAD, so will He hear it agHU. The voice of tc-day to our administrators is: "Do your duty. Not all pleasures for one ciass of the community and all drudgery for the vast masses who make up the tuition was the intention of an all-wise P-rovidence. Let the few deprive the many of all opportunities for rational recreation and enjoyment at their peril. The existence of the hooligan is a proof that our Government has failed in "ts duty." The various ramifications of authorities, local and imperial, would do well to study deeply the answer they will give to the question—"Is it- sinill that thou hast slain my children?" VACATION SCHOOLS. The London County Council, at the. request of the Headmaster of Leipsic Road C.C. School, have made applica- tion and the same has been obtained, and attendance grant will be paid to hold a week's course of nature study for 30 boys in Epping Forest. The housing of the children will De undertaken by the Children's Holiday Committee. The subjects of observation and record for the week's course are as follows:—Tem- perature, rain, wind, clouds, shadows, chief constellations, moon. animal life, pond life, trees, plants, flowers, fruit-, leaves, determination of direction of, sun, compass and star;, contours ord- nance map. river course, denudations, and the requisite itineraries for five days, weather permitting. The results of such experiments must be of educa- tional and sanitary importance. Dun- dee School Board Coi-iimittoe has also ap' proved of a similar scheme. Every large city where there is a congestion of popu- lation would do well to follow suit, and by this meallissecurø healthful enjoy- ment. of summer holidays for many chil- dren who have not the means. The Va- cation School is officially recognised by the American Authorities and supported by public monies.
A Prize Essayist. The Rev John Davies, the winner of substantial prize for an essay on Sin in the Light of Evolution," was born at Aberdare 40 years ago. He is an old Ysgol Comin boy. Educated ett Brecon College and Cardiff University, he was ordained at Wern, Ystalyfera in 1890. He is an ex-chairman of the Pontardawc group of School and a member of the governing body oi the County School, Ystalyfera. He won two prizes of X15 each at the Carnarvon National, and he has captured three prizes at the Swansea National.
Training School, Aberdare. The annual outing took place on Fri, day, Aug. 16th. This year the outing WS to Aberavon. As early as 5 o'clock children and officers were astir and by ? o'clock the march to the station com- menced, the little ones making the journey in brakes. The T.V.R. had placed through coaches on the 7.50 train, and Aberavon (Seaside) was reached at 10.20. Meals were served ill the large room attached to the Jersey Marine Hotel. The following guardians. and friends accompanied the childeren Mr. Augustus Davies, chairman of the school committee, and Mrs Davies, Mt, Bees Rees., Mr. S. Hawkins, Mrs Haw- kins, Mr. Morgan Tilliams, the Rev. W. S. Davies, Mrs, Richards, Mrs. EvanØ and Mrs. M. T, Williams, Vice-chairoO of the Committee. They, together wfth the officers of the school had a busy time and all helped in making the dy a pleasant and enjoyable one to the young' sters. The cost of the treat is defrayed by many kind friends, who, year after year, generously subscribe towards the expenses. This year there were 160 children from the school and several of the old scholars joined in the treat, bringing the number up to 175. Aber' dare was reached on the return journey at 9.15 p.m.
Mountain Ash Non- Unionists. ANOTHER STRIKE THREATENED- A meeting of the Executive of the Taff and Cynon district of the Miners' Federation was held on Tuesday, wbeO the reports from the various lodges were received and considered. Although 9 large number of men have joined tbe Federation since the notices were givep on the 1st inut., it was found out tbat there were still over 200 men either Out- side the Federation or in arrears, and it was therefore resolved not to withdraw the notices unless the whole of these have paid up before Saturday mornipg. It is feared that there are little hopes of this being achieved, and the probabili*# is that the whole of the men at the collieries in this district will cease work on Saturday evening. The collier" ies affected are Messrs Nixon's Deep Duffryn, Navigation, and Glyngwyn C° lieries and Levels, Mountain' Ash, a0 Messrs Nixon's Collieries at MertlJyr Vale, and the Ocean Company's Collieries at Treharris. The ruen employed a these Collieries number about 10,000. u_ Printed and Published at their Works, Market Buildings, M»r* Street, Aberdare, in the Count1., Glamorgan, by the proprietor Pugh aid J. L. KmrUadJ.