A DOCTOE'S CANDID COUNSEL. ADDRESSING a meeting of working-men at the Trecynon Public Hall on Satur- day night Dr Banks spoke in favour of the introduction of the pithead bath, an innovation which, at the same hall by practically the same audience, had, a fortnight previously, been favourably commented upon. The Doctor con. tended that the substitution of the new order of the bath for the old one would be beneficial from the stand- point of health. From the lips of a medical gentleman who has obtained considerable professional experience in a mining district this argument in favour of the bath proposal comes with no mean force. When the matter will have been duly discussed at the Federation lodges no doubt some steps will be taken towards translating into practice the theories propounded by mining students, endorsed by mining lecturers and approved by mining medical practi- tioners. In the same address Dr Banks dwelt upon an evil which is, alas, too prevalent in our mining districts. He referred to excessive tea-drinking. In these days when we hear and read so much of the evils of alcoholic beverages, -we are apt to forget that non-alcoholic beverages are also productive of danger to the human system, though, of course in a far lesser degree. The "cup that cheers" may not produce inebriety, but it is responsible for a large amount of indigestion. It would be well if our inveterate, immoderate tea-drinkers were to take the Doctor's advice to heart. As he remarked, the women are the great- est sinners in this respect. May we respectfully submit for their consider- ation the Doctor's words of wisdom concerning the perils of the tea- urn and also, by the way, his most valuable advice with regard to the open door and the open window. When we worship daily and and devoutly at the shrines of Bacchus and Nicotine and the pagoda of the Indian leaf, with windows and doors barred against the emissaiies of hygiene and health, it is little wonder that we are fast becoming a dyspeptic and con- t sumptive people.
Abercynon Police Court WEDNESDAY.—Before Sir T. Marchant Williams (Stipendiary) and Capt. G. A. Evans. LANGUAGE. W. Williams, using indecent language iH Mountain Ash-road, Abercynon, fined 5b. and costs. OBSTRUCTION. Michael Fardy and Frank Luckers were charged with obstructing Margaret- street, Abercynon, by fighting. Police-constable Wilson said that defend- ants had only just commenced fighting when he appeared on the scene. They did not have their ooats off.—Fardy was fined 10s. and costs, and Luckers, who did not appear, 15s. and costs. FIERY CHIMNEYS. Henry Lewis, Rd. Squance, and David Price, Abercynon, and John Thomas, Ynysybwl, allowing their chimneys to catch fire, the first three 5s. each, and the last-named, who appeared to answer the summons, 2s. fd. SCHOOL ABSENTEES. David Richards, Ynysybwl, 5s.; Hugh Lewis, Ynysybwl, 5s.; Mrs. Nash, Ynysy- bwl, fine of 5s.; David Bateman, Aber- cynon, 5s.; David J ones, Abercynon, 5s.; Lewis Hughes, Abercynon, attendance order; John Owen, Penrhiwceiber, ad- journed for the month; David Davies, Penrhiwoeiber, whose little girl had been kept at home to nurse the baby, fined 10s.; Thomas Jones, Miskin, was ordered to send his boy to a Truant School, de- fendant to pay 6d. a week; Milsom White, Miskin, 5s.; Wm. Stanford, Mis- kin, was summoned in respect of his boy and girl. The child's grandmother ap- peared and handed a number of attend- ance cards to the Bench. The Stipendi- ary after examining these cards said they were too ancient, and inflicted a fine of 5s.; Wm. Bowen, Tyntetown; John Wil- liams and Benjamin Teague, Ynysboeth, 5s. each; Mary Eynon, Mountain Ash, dismissed, the Stipendiary stating' that the attendance was 90 per cent., which was not at all bad for Mountain Ash. John Parrington, Mountain Ash, 10s. in respect of his boy, and 5s. in respect of his girl; Wm. Jones, Mountain Ash, 20s., and David Jones, Mountain Ash, 208. COLLIERY OFFENCE. Daniel Harding, collier, and John Wil- liam Hughes, lampman, were charged, the former with having used a lamp which was not fit for use, and the latter with having given it out for use. Mr. F. P. Chaarles, who appeared for the Colliery Co., said that defendants were employed at the Dowlais Cardiff Colliery. It was not a serious offence, but it could not be over-looked. How- ever, the Company did not want to press the charge. Evan Humphreys, fireman, gave evi- dence of having seen the lamp, and Mr. Bruoe Jones, manager, proved the rules. Fined 10s. each. TRESPASSING. John Taylor and Thomas Stonary, tres- passing in search of game near Pont- cynon, 10s. and costs each. HAVING HIS OWN BACK. ALLEGED WOUNDING. Evan Evans, collier, Abercynon, was charged with unlawfully wounding P.S. E. Bees in the execution of his duty. P.S. E. Rees, who had his head band- aged, Slai that about 10.45 p.m. on Nov. 25th he saw the prisoner and other men outside the Ynysmeurig Hotel. P.C. Jones was with witness. The men were drunk, and were cursing and swearing. The landlord's son was on the door try- ing to keep them out. He (witness) re- quested them to go away, but they re- fused. P.C. Jones and himself then re- moved them by force. The men then went away, and witness proceeded to the Thorn Hotel. After seeing that place closed, he returned alone along Mountain Ash-road. Witness was about 40 yards from the Workmen's Hall, when the prisoner passed him on the left side. Witness took no particular notice of him, but jufet after he passed he received a blow on the left ear. He fell on his knees, got up, and fell again, completely stunned. A young' man came to his as- ne40 sistance, and prisoner ran away. P.C. Jones then came on the scene. They went to prisoner's house, but he was not in. They then went to Dr. Griffiths' surgery, where witness had two or three stitches placed on his ear. P.C.'s Jones and Williams then arrested prisoner next door to where he lodged. Witness asked what he meant by throwing a stone at him, and he replied, "I had my own back." Prisoner was drunk at the time. Next morning prisoner was charged, and he said: H I don't remember much about it. I don't know what I was about." He was asked what he did it with, and he replied, H With a stone something like this (pointing to a &tone as big as a man's first). Prisoner: Why did you punch me about near the Ynysmeurig? Witness: I did not. It was P.C. Jones that caught hold of you. Prisoner: You punched me. The pub- lic has got to be protected a,s well as you. Ivor Jones, ,Toll.ier, Abercynon, said that on Monday night, about 11.16, he heard a blow and he saw some one fall, and afterwards saw P.S. Rees staggering. He had seen prisoner passing before he heard the blow, and saw him running away. Cross-examined by prisoner, witness said he did not see the stone thrown. In reply to the Clerk, he said that he did not see prisoner's face that night. He identified him that morning by his clothes. Prisoner had been placed amongst several men. P.C. David Jones corroborated P.S. R,ees' evidence. Dr. J. Griffiths said he first saw Sergt. Rees at 12 o'clock on Monday night. He was suffering from shock, and from a wound on the side of the head. There was a lacerated wound from the back of the top of the ear down to the centre of the ear in front. It completely divided the skin. The ear was separated from the attachment to the skull. He had to put four stitches in it. Then there were two other wounds on the ear. There was also a number of scratches, and a con- tusion of the temple muscle. Prisoner was committed to Quarter Sessions, bail being allowed in two sUm of .£50 each. DRUNKS. Harriet Lineger, drunk in Victoria- square, Aberdare, 5s. and costs; Wm- Pugh, in Ynysineurig-road, 158. and- costs; J. Parry, in Ynysybwl, 10s. and- costs; John Oakley, in Abercynon-road,. 5s. and costs. LOCAL LLOYD GEORGE. The case of Elizabeth J. Williams v. her husband, from Mountain Ash, was called. M r. S. Shipton said it was a case of desertion. He acted for the parties,; and a settlement had been effected. Catherine Conway v. James Conway was next called. Mr. Shipton announced- a settlement in this case also. Stipendiary: Did you settle that, too.? Mr. Shipton: Yes, sir. Stipendiary: Mr. Lloyd George will be getting envious of you. ASSAULTS. Chas. Davies, Abercynon, summoned' Frank Luckers for assault. The parties lodged in the same house. Davies said; that Luckers struck him without any provocation. P.C. Wilson said that Davies came down to the Police Station. He had his eye discoloured. Fined 20s. and costs or one month. Ellen Mainwaring, Abercynon, was summoned by Alice Edwards for assault. The parties lived next door to each other. The assault was of a trivial nature, and the case was dismissed. Robert Farrow, Mountain Ash, charged, Owen Wm. Rees with assault. Mr. Ship- ton represented Re,es, who complained of having been struck outside the Allen's- Arms. Witness added that defendant was a chucker-out in the Jeffrey's Arms. Jeremiah Murphy deposed to witnessing- the blow.—Fined 406. and costs. JUDGMENT SUMMONS. Richard Pugsley, Resolven, was or- dered to pay X5 lis. Gd. a month ago for fraudulently removing furniture. — He was now ordered to pay within a month or go to prison for a month.—Mr. Proe- ser (C. and W. Kenshole) appeared for Messrs. Nixon Co., who prosecuted.
A PUBLIC APOLOGY. We regret that owing to the large purchase of goods for our re-opening we were unable to get the stock ready for opening as advertised. We are POSITIVELY OPENING ON SATURDAY, NOV. 30th. —. _i Hats, Collars, Ties, Shirts, The SMARTEST and most ThG STOCK is Gloves, Mufflers, &c. UP-TO-DATE HATTERS A..|TC Waterproof Coats, Over- All QUlTt IMeW. coats, Dressing Gowns, and HOSIERS in the I ATCOT Pstnrla Rugs. Bags of all kinds. District. The very LATEST Goods. 5 studs, &c. District. The very LATEST Goods. ° studs, &c. Note Address:— J. W. MORRIS, 39, Commercial Street, Aberdare, and at MEKTHYR TYDFIL. TEL. 149 Under sole management of Mr. W. D. MORRIS. ,iDàEID Now on view at RA HALL & SONS, tJ¡;f: .4 my Canton House, Aberdare, f^ftTTTjTrrrl and v*ctorla Square, (OPPOSITE BLACK LION HOTEL.) Satin Walnut Bedroom Suite All Solid, special design, £ >G 19s. 6d. 12)0^^3 INSPECTION INVITED. Largest Stock of Furniture in the District. CARRAMON CURES COUGHS. THE UP TO DATE COUGH CURE, Formula revised and improved by an Eminent London Physician. PLEASANT, SPEEDY, THOROUGH. Look out for the Free Gifts of Toys, Clockivorh Trains and sets of Bails Given Away. On view during November in the windows of Emry Evans, 9 and 10, Victoria Square, Aberdare W. H. Jones, chemist; Mountain Ash W, J. Williams, chemist, Abercynon. CARRAMON Of all Chemists or Carramon Ltd., Abercromby Place, Edinburgh. CARRAMON CURES COUGHS. Court Room, Aberdare is the place for Bargains in good, sound, reliable Furniture. Bargains in Bedsteads and Bedroom Furniture. Bargains in Suites and Drawing Room Furniture. Bargains direct from the makers in Furniture. Bound to get suited at the Court Room, Aberdare. PALESTINE IN WALES. The Pavilion Mountain Ash, Jan. 21 to 28, 1908. Realistic Scenes of Eastern Life. Bedouin Encampment. Bridal Procession. Homes of the People. Street in Jerusalem. Models of the Tabernacle. Ancient Jerusalem. Solomon's and Herod's Temples, &c. Cinematograph. Lime-light and Costume Lectures. 450 Antiquities and Curios, &c., and a Large Panorama of Jerusalem. Prices of admission and train arrangements will appear later. ^■■■■■ THOMAS'S Cambrian Cough BALSAM Cures Coughs QUICKLY. TRY IT. PRICE, 1 s. I. E. THOMAS, CHEMIST, I MEDICAL HALL, ABERAMAN. I rtI Mountain Ash Urban District Council. WANTED, STOEEKEEPEE. Salary 30/- per week. Appli- cants resident within the District of the Council, must be not less than 25 or more than 50 years of age, and must be competent to keep proper accounts of all stores received and distributed. The person appointed will be required to carry out any other duties, when required, and to devote the whole of his time to the service of the Council, Applications, each to be accompanied by copies of not more than two testi- monials of recent date, to be sent to me so that may be received not latert than 10 a.m. on Monday, the 9th day of Decem. ber, 11907. Canvassing will be a disqualiifcation. By order, H. P. LINTON, Clerk to the Council. Town Hall, Mountain Ash, November 29th, 1907. PRINTING of every. description neatly and promptly executed at the Leader" Office, Market-street, Aberdare, at most < moderate prices. I I SIGHT-TESTING I SPECTACLE I FITTING. I C F. Walters | F.S.M.C., qualified Sight-testing Optician (by exam.), |H 49a, COMMERCIAL ST., I ABERDARE. j NO FEE FOR CONSULTATION. 1 HOURS OF ATTENDANCE: I 9.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. H Thursdays, 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hj Saturdays, 9.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m, H or BY APPOINTMENT. ABERDARE. j NO FEE FOR CONSULTATION. f1 1 jtj HOURS OF ATTENDANCE: ? I 9.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. H tH Thursdays, 9.30 a.m. to I p.m. Hj Saturdays, 9.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m, H or BY APPOINTMENT. Piano and Organ Buyers who want the best possible value for their money should call and inspect, or send for lists of HARMSTON & Co's Large and carefully selected Stocks of Best English and Foreign Instruments. Lowest Cash prices. Easiest Instalments. Every Instrument Fully Guaranteed. Address- 7, Cardiff St., Aberdare. WM. USHER & Co., ORIGINAL FINANCIERS, 14, Commercial Street, ABERDARE. (Over Mr Lloyd's, Grocer). LENT. lillJkw No Fees. Personal attendance on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1 to 7 p.m. Or please write to Head Office: 14, Picton Place, SWANSEA. MISCELLANEOUS. ES STEW ART r~Lady Specialist Safe and certain remedy.— Address 9, Grove place, tiwansea. INING Students and Officials, write for syllabus, Cambrian Mining School, Porth. Postal lessons. Geology, Mining, Mine Surveying, Elec- tricity, and Mining Mathematics. MADAME CLARK, the Parisian Phrenologist, Palmiste and Ladies' Specialist, will give Scientific Delinea- tions daily at 40, Curre Street, Aber- aman, from 10 a.m. till p.m. Please all early. County School, Aberdare. THE ANNUAL Distribution of Prizes Will take place on Thursday, Dec. 5th, 1907 AT THE CONSTITUTIONAL HALL. D. A. Thomas, Esq., M.P. Has kindly consented to distribute the Prizes. Chair to be taken at 2.30 p.m. by D. P. D/VVIES, ESQ., J.P., The Chairman of the Local Governing Body. No formal invitations will be sent, but all persons interested in the work of the school are cordially invited to be present. IMPORTANT TO ADVERTISERS. The "ABERDARE LEADER" has the guaranteed largest circulation of anjr newspaper in the Aberdaro Valky, CONSTITUTIONAL WLL, ABERDtylE I Popular Entertainment MUSICAL and LITERARY by Mr. Powell-Thomas, LONDON, On Thursday, Dec. 5th. Chairman, W. d. Heppell, Esq. Doors open at 7.30, to commence at 8 p.m. Tickets, Front Seats (Reserved), 2s'; Second Seats, Is. Proceeds in aid of St. David's Presbyterian Church. Prepaid Small Advertisements Inserted at the following specially low rates. One week 4 wks. 13 wks s. d. s. d. s. d. 20 words 0 6 1 6 3 0 28 „ 0 9 2 3 5 6 86 „ 1 0 3 0 7 3 Remittances may be made by Postal Orders or half-penny stamps. If not prepaid double rate will be charged. Advertisement and Publishing Offices, Market Street, Aberdare. SITUATIONS. VACANT. WANTED immediately reliable W General.—Apply, Mrs Davey, 28, Whitcombe-street, Aberdare. DEESSMAKING. Smart Young 11) ladies wanted as apprentices.— Mrs Rowland, Costumier, 26, Tanybryn street, Aberdare. TO LET. COMFORTABLE Lodgings in centre C of Aberdare. Suit two young gentlemen in business. Terms moder. ate.—Apply, 22, LEADER Office. FOR SALE. FOE SALE. Hobbies Fretwork Machine in good condition. Bar- gain.—Apply, Thomas, 8, Seymour street. Aberdare. FOE SALE. First Class Fish and Chip Eange. Good condition. Will sell for cash, or easy payments.— Apply, W. Davies, 8, Harleoh Place, Top Highland Place, Foundry Town, Aberdare. FOE SALE by private treaty, 11 Houses situated in Aberaman and Aberdare. For particulars, apply, Tre- harne, architect, Station street, Aberdare, or Belmont, Aberaman. FOE SALE, Cart with cover j and Oil- Tank; will hold 60 gallons. No reasonable offer refused.—Apply, 60, Gloster street, Aberdare. FOE SALE. Piano, cost 60 guineas three years ago. Will take half. —Apply, 2, Beadon street, Mountain Ash. FOE SALE, Gas Engine in good condition. Will sell at a sacrifice. —Apply, J.E., Leader Office. THE ABERDARE LEADER Circulating ThrougNrat the ABERDARE VALLEY AND MERTHYB. Nat. Tel. 0136.
Presentation at Aberaman. On Tuesday se'night an interesting pre- sentation took place on at the Castle Hotel, Aberaman, when Mr William J. Lloyd, late of Brook-street, was the recipient of a handsome marble clock from the committee' and members of the Bristol and West of England Provident Society. Mr Lloyd has been the secretary of the lodge almost since its inauguration,'and the society jhas- flourished during his term of office. The secretary of the presentation movement was Mr Thomas Warlow, whilst Mr C. A. Pullen acted as treasurer, and Mr Thomas J, Handley was the chairman of the coØJ- mittee, and of the above meeting. con" gratulatory speeches were made by Bre- then T. J. Handley, T. Warlow, Williams, Jones, and C. A. Pullen. The clock w&S' then formally handed over to Mr Lloyd. together with a beautiful address written on parchment, of which the following ijj the text:—" Bristol, West of England, South Wales Operatives' Trade and Pro- vident Society. Lodge No. i District Aberaman. To Brother William j. lAdr* Secretary.—We the undersigned, on be" half of the committee and members of the above lodge, desire to extend to yott our heartiest good wishes on the occasion of your marriage, and in a very humble way to show our appreciation of your services as secretary, by asking you to accept this- clock as a small token of the esteem 111 which you are held, both by past and pre" sent committees, and the members gener- ally. It is very gratifying to us as a ct11. mittee-and it should be very encouragIng to you, to know how very readily thernetn" bers responded to our suggestion, and we trust that you will look at this clock not for its money value, but as the free Will offering of many friends and brothers ill- this lodge, whose earnest desire is that yoU' and your good wife, may live a long and very happy life, and that your connection with our Lodge may be as useful and happy in the future, as it has been in the past' Thomas John Handley, chairman, Cbar"- les Alfred Pullen, treasurer Thomas War" low, Secretary,—Nov. 1907. Mr Lloyd suitably responded on behalf of his wife and himself, and thanked the heartily for the kindness shown toward him. The remainder of the prograIIlme consisted of songs contributed by brother E. Lewis, (twice,) bro. D. W. Griffiths" (twice,) and bro. W. J. Lloyd.
Football. SCHOOLBOYS' MATCHES, NOV. 30; Ynys-Industrial v. Cwmbach CI., 9.30. Ynys—Higher Grade v. Cwmaman, 10.30.. Ynys—Blaeaigwawr v. Cwmdare, 11.30. Park—National v. Town, 9.30. Park-St. Fagan's v. Ynyslwyd, 10.30»- Park-Cwmbach Nl. v. Park, 11.30.
C Dr. Bankee, of Trecynon, is a great liever in fresh air as a prev,-litatile against the ills that assail the huJ)J body. Probably that was the reaSOn why at the meeting in the, Public naIl OIl Saturday night the audience, eepec- ially the occupants of the gallery, ha an opportunity cf inhaling copiOs draughts of this medicine. If fresh al1 is such a valuable health factor theI1 certainly the well-aired Trecynon pnblio Hall should be at once turned into a toriiini. It would make an ideal telllp of hygiene.
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