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Aberdare Police Court. Wednesday, June loth.Before Mr R. A. Griffith (Deputy Stipendiary), Dr. Evan Jones and Mr D. W. Jones and Ald. Rees Llewelyn. Drunks.—John Edwards, in Forch- aman Road, Cwmaman; Morgan Mor- gan, in High St., Aberdare; Fred John, in Aberaman; Richard Edwards, in Gadlys Hoad, 10s. and costs each. Constable Assaulted. -.John Blake, drunk in Cardiff Road, Aberaman, on May 23rd, and also in George Street, Aberaman, on May 30th, 10s. and costs in each case.—The same defendant was charged with assaulting P.C. Morgan. —The constable said while attempting to take him to the Police Station for being drunk and disorderly, the defend- ant said: "You won't b- take me." With that the defendant struck him in the chest. They both fell to the ground, and then the defendant kicked him on the legs and arms. Three civil- ians came to witness's assistance, and defendant was handcuffed and conveyed to the Police Station.—Defendant now said: "I can't remember anything about it; I am very sorry."—There was a previous conviction against him for assaulting the police, and he was now ordered to pay 40s. and costs, or in de- fault of payment, one month's imprison- ment. More Drunks. James Matthews, Cwmaman, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly. Defendant had sent another person in his place, and this person was asked what relation was he to defendant. I am his father's son," he replied. (Laughter.) The man afterwards said he was the de- fendant's brother's son. The case was adjourned.—James Thomas Davies, in Cardiff Street, Aberdare, 10s. and costs. Wm. Geo. Pitt, Cwmbach, in Cardiff Road, Aberaman, 10s. and costs. Wm. Henry Edwards, in Cyncm Street. Aber- aman, 10s. and costs. Thomas Benj. Williams and Colin Harris, in Cardiff Road, Aberaman, 10s. and costs each. P.C. Evans said that these defendants had been ejected from the Swan Hotel, and were trying to fight outside.—.John Williamson and Edward Chas. May were charged at the instance of P.S. German with being drunk and disorder- ly in High Street, Aberdare.—Fined 10s. and costs each.—Patrick Cronin, I in Cardiff Road, Aberaman, ns. and costs. The Half Holiday.-)ohn Jas. Rein- ickie, refreshment house keeper, Lewis Street, Aberaman, was summoned for neglecting to exhibit a notice in his shop stating on what day the half-holi- day was granted to the assistants.—Mr D. Llewelyn Griffiths, clerk, prosecuted, and B. Lewis gave evidence.—Defend- ant was ordered to pay 10s. and costs. Scene In Aberdare Street. Gwilym Thomas was charged with assaulting P.S. German, who said that he was pro- ceeding home in plain clothes last Saturday when he saw a crowd outside No. 1 David Price Street, Aberdare. On reaching the place he heard a row in- side the house. Witness knocked the door, and prisoner's wife then asked him in. Prisoner ordered him out. Witness tried to pacify him, and then left, but Mrs. Thomas asked him (wit- ness) not to go far. Witness waited for a few minutes outside, and he again heard screams and shouts of "police." The wife ran out and called him in. The prisoner was in a violent temper; asked witness what business he had there, and started pushing him out, and at last struck him in the chest. He closed with prisoner and held him down for 10 minutes. Witness then sent for assistance. Mr W. Thomas, who appeared for defendant, said his client very much regretted what had happened.—The Bench took this ex- pression of regret into consideration and fined defendant 20s. and costs only. Drunk on Licensed Premises.—Ann Thomas, landlady of the Royal Ex- change, Aberdare, who was represent- ed by Mr W. Thomas, was summoned for permitting drunkenness to take place on her premises and also for sup- plying liquor to a drunken person. P.S. Griffiths, Aberdare, deposed that at 10.50 p.m. on May 23rd he and P.C. Maloney called at the house. They saw a man in his shirt-sleeves assist- ing the landlady. When the man saw them he hurried to a back room. Wit- ness followed and saw the man take a glass half full of beer from the table in front of David Gwynne. Gwynne was leaning back in the chair, with his face towards the ceiling, and was try- ing to sing. Witness called the land- lady's attention to the gtate of Gwynne, and told her he would have to report her. She replied: "Don't do it this time." Gwvnne had been fined in that Court for being drunk. Mr. Thomas said he was not going to bolster up any defence. His client admitted at once that the man had been served. Gwynne was supposed to have left at 10 o'clock, but owing to the congestion of the traf- fic that time on Saturday night he had remained in the house.—The Bench in- flicted a fine of 20s. and costs. Welsh Language or Bad Language? —Thomas Lewis, a young man, was summoned for using indecent language in Cardiff Road, Aberaman. The con- stable having given evidence, the de- fendant said: I was talking Welsh, and I told the constable I was talking Welsh.—Stipendiary (after reading a sample of the alleged bad language) There is no language like this in Welsh. —Clerk (to constable) Do you under- stand the Welsh language?—Constable: No, but that was plain English. Sti- pendiary Yes, this is Anglo Saxon. (Laughter.)—The fine of 10s. and costs was imposed. More Bad Language.—Wm. Henry John and Joseph Parfitt, using indecent language in Canal Row, Cwmbach, 10s. and costs each.—P.C. Chugg and P.S. Davies proved. Cadlys Road Obstruction. — William Roberts, Gadlys, was summoned for ob- structing Gadlys Road. — P.C. Banks said he saw a large crowd opposite the Wayne's Arms. On reaching the place Wayne's Arms. On reaching the place he saw defendant kicking the door of the hotel. The landlord had refused him drink owing to disorderly conduct on a previous occasion.—Fined 5s. and costs. Miscellaneous.-Wm. Harding, Aber- dare, leaving horse and cart unattend- ed in Gadlys Road, 2s. 6d. and costs.— Walter Halfland, Rhigos, keeping a dog without a licence, 10s. and costs.—May Clark, Ynyslwyd Street, allowing a dog to stray at night, ordered to pay 2s. 6d. Defendant's husband appeared in her stead, and said that when he was hand- ed the dog the collar was missing. "I would like," he said to the Bench, "if you would intercede and see where all the collars go to." (Laughter.)—Sti- pendiary You see we have so many dogs to look after. (Renewed laugh- ter.)—Thomas Edward Powell, Rhigos, was mulcted in 4s. and costs for allow- I ing four cows to stray in Neath Road.— Walter Fear and John Jones, Mountain Ash, were summoned for riding bicycles furiously down Gadlys Hill. P.C. Banks said that Fear gave the wrong name.—Stipendiary: Why did you give a false name?—Fear: To try and get out of it. (Laughter.)—Fear was fined 10s. and costs, and .Jones 7s. 6d. and costs, the Stipendiary telling the former that the lie had cost him 2s. 6d. —.John Edwards, Hirwaiu, was ordered to pay 7s. 6d. and costs for neglecting to sound his bicycle bell. P.S. Pull- man deposed that Edwards was riding down Hirwain Road at a verv fast rate. —Ernest Gough was fined a nominal sum of 2s. 6d. for not having a rear light to his motor car, so as to illumin- ate the number of the car. P.C. Kirby, Aberdare, and P.C. John Jones, Moun- tain Ash, proved the case. Wm. H. Hamer, Godreaman, was summoned at the instance of P.C. Henebury for obliterating the number of his motor cycle while riding through Canon St., Aberdare. The constable said that two were on the cycle, and the hind person had his coat-tails over the number. The defendant now said that it was im- possible for the coat to cover the num- ber, and asked the Bench to come out- side for him to demonstrate the fact.— The Bench did not accept the invitation and dismissed the case on payment of costs. Indistinct Number Plate. Frank Ginnett was summoned for riding a motor cycle, the identification plate not being distinguishable, and also for not producing his licence when required.— P.S. Thomas stated that he saw defend- ant riding in Canon Street on May 28th last. The front plate bore the num- ber, S.P. 13, but the back plate was in- distinguishable. The officer then asked him to produce his licence. He replied he had left it at home. He then said, "You had better summon me for not having a cycle at all."—Fined 10s. and costs in each case.-Defendant did not appear. Coal Offence.—Joseph Davies was summoned for selling coal in bags of less than 2 cwt. without having the necessary labels attached to them. — P.C. Banks proved the case.—Defend- ant said the labels sometimes came off. The Deputy Stipendiary said that coal in small quantities was sold to poor people, and they must be protected. Fined 5s. and costs. Heavy Betting Penalty.—Dd. Philip Rees was summoned for frequenting Hirwain Road for the purpose of mak- ing bets.—P.C. Maloney stated he was disguised and watched defendant from the Aberdare Park. He saw defendant receive papers from men who approach- ed him. He also saw him taking papers in Trecynon. A little later the con- stable arrested him. He searched him and found on him postal orders and money value t36 odd. Also letters from several people with betting in- structions, and a sporting paper and a lot of slips. When arrested he said, "That's right. I took no bets; you've made a mistake this time." Chief Constable Wilson, Merthyr, stated that on July 25th last year defendant was fined at Merthyr tIO and costs. He had been convicted on seven different occasions for gaming. He was the leader of a gang of sharps and a regular nuisance, and had been the ruin of many young men. He had now trans- ferred his operations from Merthyr to Aberdare.-The Bench in fining him jE20 and costs, agreed with the Merthyr Chief Constable. Defendant asked what was the alternative, and on being told it was two months' imprisonment, he said he would do the time.—Deputy Stipendiary: I hope it will do you good." Hirwain Harmony? Julia Shine, Hirwain, was summoned for using threats to Isabella Hipsley, 9 Merthyr Road, Hirwain. Prosecutrix was re- presented by Mr W. R. Edwards, and gave her evidence sitting down. She was the wife of Wm. Hipsley, and the defendant was continually threatening her. On one occasion she said she would drag her through the river and pull her "guts" out. She had had four children, and defendant had shouted out to the neighbours that she had killed one of them.—Wm. Hipsley corroborated his wife's evidence. Maria Samuel, wife of James Samuel, 2 Bethel Place, Hirwain, stated she had
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Windows of Aberaman Inn Smashed. —Stephen Fitpatrick was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Lewis Street, Aberaman, and was further charged with doing wilful damage to the window of the Plough Inn.—Isaac Walters, Plough Inn, Aber- aman, stated that the defendant had to be ejected, and he then threw stones through the window, doing damage to the extent of £5.Prisoner was fined 10s. and costs for being drunk and dis- orderly, £ 2 and costs for doing wilful damage, and £ 5 for the damage to the windows. A Mean Fraud."—Thos. N. Wood- liffe, 74 Gloster Street, Aberdare, was charged with making a false declaration and thereby fraudulently obtaining benefit from the National Health In- surance Act. Mr Haydn Jones, Car- diff, prosecuted.—Thomas Thomas, 11 Railway Terrace, Blaengarw, stated that defendant was a member of a society of which witness was secretary. On Nov. 2nd last defendant handed a medical certificate to him, stating that he was incapable of working. On the faith of that certificate he paid Wood- liffe 20s. sick benefit. Other certificates were received from him and payments were made to him. On December 11th he called at defendant's house, but he was not at home. On Dec. 13th he de- clared off the society.—Morgan Isaac Lewis, 4 Bwllfa Road, Cwmdare, stated he was employed by the Bwllfa Dare Colliery Co. He produced the books, and on Nov. 19th defendant signed on for work, and was in continuous employ- ment until February 13th, losing only o days between Nov. 19th and Dec. 13th when he declared off benefit. Defend- ant asked the witnesses no questions.- Deputy Stipendiary You must have lied to the doctor when you told him that you were unable to follow your em- ployment. We take a very serious view of this case. You have committed a mean fraud. I think there is some laxity on the part of the doctor. We fine you £ 5 and costs. indecency.-Alfred Ponting, Com- merce Place, Aberaman, was summoned for indecently exposing himself.—Lily Leyshon, married woman, 2 Tudor Cot- tages, Aberaman, stated that on Tues- day, June 9th, at 7 o'clock in the even- ing, she was going for a walk when the prisoner did something that she now complained of. She then saw prisoner talking to another man, and when pris- oner went away she asked the other man who he was. Her husband then came up and she pointed to prisoner, and her husband went after him.—Wm. Leyshon, husband of prosecutrix, stated that his wife complained to him of de- fendant's conduct. He saw a con- stable, and prisoner was arrested. — P.C. Frank Williams arrested the pris- oner and charged him. He gave a wrong name. There was a previous conviction against prisoner.—Fined JE5 and costs or one month's imprisonment. Remanded.—James Lewis, of Aber- cwmboi, was brought up on remand charged with having carnal knowledge of Beatrice Maud, his own daughter. —Police Superintendent Rees applied for a further remand of a week in order to apply to the Public Prosecutor to I take proceedings under the Incest Act. —Remanded accordingly. Paternity Admitted. Lucy Evans, 9 Godreaman Street, Aberaman, sum- oil- moned Stanley Lewis, Newbridge-on- Wye, to show cause, etc.—Mr W. Thomas appeared for complainant, who stated that she was delivered of a child on June 17th, 1913. Defendant was 22 years of age.—Jane Evans, mother of complainant, stated that defendant had bought a mail cart and had promised to marry her daughter, but had not kept his promise.—Mr W. Kenshole, who acted as agent in the matter, asked the complainant the wages of defepdant. iShe replied £ 30 a year and his keep. —An order was made for 3s. 6d. a week and costs. Ejectment.—James Dunstan, Cardiff Road, Aberaman, represented by Mr W. Thomas, applied for an ejectment order against Henry Newton, 384 Car- diff Road, Aberaman.—Granted. Defiling a Wall. David John Ed- wards was fined 2s. 6d. including costs for defiling a wall in Cwmbach. "Just Sprinkled Him." Martha Francis was charged with assaulting Henry Richards. Both parties live at Trecynon. Prosecutor stated that on May 2list last he complained to defend- ant abQut putting her washing pans on his garden wall. She went into a tem- per and used violent language. She threw soapy and dirty water over him.- Defendant denied that she used his wall or that she threw water over him.- Deputy Stipendiary: I suppose you just sprinkled him.—Fined 5s. and costs. Shop Hours Act.-—D. Tudor Williams, Aberdare, was summoned for an offence under the Shop Hours Act. Mr D. Llewelyn Griffiths, Clerk to the Coun- cil, prosecuted, and said that on May 18th the defendant's shop should have been closed at 7.30, whereas the In- spector saw an assistant selling canary seed at 7.45. The defendant was en- titled to sell medicinal apparatus and medicines after the prescribed hours, but he (Mr Griffiths) did not think that canary seed would come under one of those heads. (Laughter.) -Benjamin Lewis, the Shops Inspector, bore out advocate's statement.-The Stipendiary said it was unfair that some trades- men should defy the law while others closed their shops promptly. A nomin- al fine of 5s. and costs would be imposed this time.
A CRAVE CHARGE. Women Asked to Leave the Court. Albert Davies, Cwmdare, on remand, represented by Mr Wm. Thomas, was charged with committing a grave offence on a little boy, Wm. Turner, 8 years of age, 14 Lower Station Street, Aberaman. The Bench asked all women to leave the Court at the com- mencement of this case. The boy's mother sat at his side. The lad stated that on Saturday, May 23, he saw Davies in the Aberaman Railway Station. Davies said he would give him five bob if he would run away. Davies then gave him an orange and witness went with him, prisoner holding his hand and pulling him along. They went to Michael's field. The lad then described what happened. — Joseph Lloyd, collier, 10 Glancynon Street, said that he was in Michael's Field on the day in question. Witness described what he saw. Thereupon Thos. James and David John Owen and his wife came on the scene, and witness drew their attention to prisoner's conduct to- wards the boy. The boy had an orange in his hand and was crying. Prisoner endeavoured to get away when witness went on to him. Witness struggled with him and he fell across the rails, which accounted for the in- jury to his head. Witness eventually dragged him to the Police Station.— By Mr W. Thomas It was not true that witness and James abused prisoner.— Thomas James, foreman smith, residing at 2 Duffryn Road, Cwmbach, described what he saw in the field. Prisoner re- fused to got up when asked and witness and Lloyd had to pull him up.—Sergt. James Griffiths stated that prisoner was brought to the station by Lloyd and James, who stated what they saw. Wit- ness sent for Dr. Finney, who examined the lad and prisoner. When charged with an unnameable offence he replied, "I know nothing about it. I was drunk." Prisoner bore marks of vio- lence on his head.—Dr. Finney stated that he examined the lad and found no sign of anything having been done to him. He attended to prisoner's wounds.—The Stipendiary said that the evidence was not sufficient to convict prisoner on the charge mentioned, and the charge was now reduced to one of indecent assault.—Prisoner pleaded not j guiltv. Mr. W. Thomas, addressing the 'I Bench, referred to the good character which prisoner bore. He mentioned also that there was insanity in prison- | er's family. j The Stipendiary remarked that it was I a good thing that no harm was done to the boy. This was probably due more to the intervention of the two men than the charity of the prisoner. Even in its reduced form the charge was a serious one, and children of such a tender age must be protected. Davies would be sent to prison for two months.
Ble Ma Fa? At the Juvenile Court the father of a 15 year old boy named David Morgan, 7 Shop Row, Llwydcoed, appeared on behalf of his son, who was charged with breaking and entering the premises of S.' Goldstone in Gadlys Road, and steal- ing therefrom six watches valued at £ 6. The father said that his son had disap- peared and no trace of him could be found despite the most exhaustive search.—The Clerk told the father that unless the lad could be produced his (the father's) recognisances of 210 would be forfeited.—The case was adjourned to give the boy another opportunity to ap- pear.
Aberdare Chamber of Trade The monthly meeting was held on Tuesday evening, Mr A. E. Harmston in th,e chair. He was supported by Messrs. T. W. Griffiths (vice-president) and E. Howells Evans (hon. secretary).
Milliners and Butchers.—Amusing Discussion. Mr. Iiltyd Williams said that the Plumage Bill had also been discussed at the conference, and a resolution had been carried in support of it. As a draper and milliner some people might think he was opposed to a Bill which put a ban on the plucking of birds' feathers, but as a matter of fact he had voted for the resolution. (Hear, hear.) There was a great deal to be said on both sides. It was stated that it was very cruel to pluck the poor birds' feathers to adorn ladies' hats. But then was it not very cruel to kill a cow to feed ourselves? And was it not cruel of a butcher to kill a little lamb, the emblem of all purity? Mr R. H. Miles no doubt was strongly in favour of the Plumage Bill, but he had no qualms about skinning a cow so that we might have leather to make boots. (Laughter.) If milliners could not get feathers they would have artificial flowers or something else to trim the ladies' hats, and he did not think it would make much difference if the Bill was passed. Mr R. H. Miles: I may be allowed a word or two in reply. (Hear, hear, and laughter.) I should like to explain to Mr. Williams that we kill the lamb and we kill the bullock before we take the skin off. The objection underlying the Plumage Bill is that you pluck the feathers out before the bird is dead. Mr Illtyd Williams: You shear the sheep when it is alive. Mr. Miles Yes, but we don't pluck the wool out. I am reminded of a woman who considered it such a shock- ing thing to kill a beast that she would hardly speak to any butcher. One day she sent for two lbs. of rump steak for dinner. The butcher sent her a live bullock and a knife, with the polite re- quest: "Please cut out what you re- quire and send the remainder of the bullock back." (Laughter.)
Shop Hours Act.—Deputation from Trades Council. A deputation from the Trades and Labour Council was received in order to discuss the Shop Hours Act, relative to the Chamber's request to suspend the operation of the Act for three evenings immediately prior to Bank Holidays. The members of the deputation were Guardian John Prowle and Councillors E. Stonelake and Idwal Thomas. Mr. Stonelake, who spoke first, reviewed what had been already done, and con- tended that the Chamber should not use the Act to its utmost limit. The butchers, it seemed, wanted to extend from 11 to 11.30 on Saturday nights. Who were their customers after 11 o'clock on those nights? Simply people who were, turned out of public-houses, coming in for a faggot or a polony. (Laughter.) The shop assistants were in favour of continuing the present ar- rangement, and he believed a mutual understanding could be come to between the shop-keepers and shop-assistants whereby the latter would be prepared to work later on the nights mentioned in exchange for a holiday. The President explained that the butchers' petition for an extension had nothing to do with the Chamber of Trade. With respect to the other mat- ter, it had been intended to insert a clause in the Order, but owing to the change of District Council Clerks just then, it was inadvertently omitted. Therefore it was not the Chamber of Trade's fault. Mr T. W. Griffiths bore this out, and referred to the minutes of the Chamber when the Order was under discussion. Mr J. Prowle said he was there to ask the Chamber to leave matters alone. He thought that everything would go smoothly. It was only a question of educating the people to shop early. Mr Idwal Thomas said it was the de- sire of the shop-assistants that this question should not be pressed. The hours of shop assistants were long enough, and the members of the Cham- ber of Trade should make some sacri- fice. He hoped the Chamber of Trade and the Trades Council would co-oper- ate in educating the people to shop early. Mr T. Lloyd said that the greatest difficulty was encountered during Christmas, which might fall on any day. To close shops at 7 or 7.30 on Christmas Eve was unreasonable. If they did not close they were liable to be prosecuted, and it would be a fine thing for, say, Mr. Miles, when he was High Con- stable, to be brought before the Bench. A lengthy discussion ensued, and Mr Stonelake promised to lay Mr Lloyd's grievance before the next meeting of the Trades Council.
MOUNTAIN ASH POLICE COURT. Thursday, June nth. Before Mr. R. A. Griffith (Deputy Stipendiary), Capt. G. A. Evans and Councillor Griffith Evans. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY.—Geo. Thornley, in Oxford Street, Mountain Ash; Michael Fenton, in Penrhiwceiber Road; John Fitzgerald, in Miskin Rd.; Daniel O'Connell, in Luskin; Harry Slater, in Aliskin lioad; Thomas Evans, Daniel O'Connell, in Luskin; Harry Slater, in Aliskin lioad; Thomas Evans, in Penrhiwceiber Road, 10s and costs each; John Vaughan, Penrhiwceiber, 20s. and costs; Fredk. Joseph, in Miskin Road, 10s. and costs. I IN CHAHGE OF A CfIIJ,D. Mary Ann Wall was brought up on a charge of being drunk in charge of a child, 5 years of age, in Oxford Street, on June 1st.—P.C. Super deposed to seeing the woman in a drunken state. When he spoke to her she became very abusive.-In reply to the Clerk the de- fendant said she was married, and was living with her husband.—There were previous convictions against her, and I she was now ordered to pay 10s. and costs. STREET FIGHTING.—David Evans and Henry Niblett were summoned for obstructing the highway by fighting in Penrhiwceiber Road.—P.C. Harbottle said they were both bleeding after hav- ing been fighting, and there was a large crowd surrounding them. Evans, who was not present, and who had been previously fined, was ordered to pay 40s. and costs, and Niblett 30s. and I costs. SUNDAY BANKER.—"Gaming with cards" was the charge preferred against Robert Hughes, WnL Thomas James, Dd. John Jones, Wm. Hall, and Wm. Muxworthy, all of Penrhiw- reiber.-P.C. Harbottle gave evidence of having seen the defendants playing banker on a footpath between Penybryn Terrace and Tyntetown. He saw money pass between them. The offence took place on a Sunday. P.C. Pugh and witness rushed at them and canght two of the defendants.—Four out of the five denied they were playing.Sti- pendiary So there was only one man playing. (Laughter.)—P.C. Pugh cor- roborated and added that he was posi- tive the defendants were the persons playing.—The Bench imposed a penalty of iOs. and costs each, the Stipendiary adding that this offence was becoming very common. CONCEALMENT OF BIRTH.—MIS- KIN SERVANT'S ORDEAL.— Alice Hawkins, Miskin Road, Miskin (on bail), answered a charge of concealing the birth of her child. Mr W. Thomas, Aberdare, defended. Mrs Bertha Hill, wife of George Hill, 4, Miskin Road, said that defendant had been in her employ for about 3 years. About 3 months ago she noticed there was something the matter with her. She put the question to her, and defendant replied there was nothing wrong. In April witness again taxed her, and de- fendant replied: Do you think I don't know? If everybody would mind their own business it would be a good thing." Witn ess then told her she must leave the situation. However, things went on as they were, and defendant did not leave. On May 19th, witness asked her to clean the bedroom. The defendent had performed her usual work that morning, but had complained of feeling unwell. At 3 p.m. the same day she said she must take a rest. A short while later witness called her, but got no reply. Witness went up and found her in bed. The defendant promised to go down at once, and she did so, but re- turned soon afterwards. At 7 p.m. wit- ness went out and returned at 10-30. Witness never noticed anything wrong except that defendant looked ill. Next morhing the woman was down at 7 o'clock and did her work as usual. On Monday, May 25th, witness was told something and went to defendant's bed- room, but did not see anything then. On May 26th defendant did her work without complaining. On the 28th, the I other servant was sent to clean the bed- room, but the defendant asked her to leave it till the following day, that she would do it herself. On the Friday the defendant undertook the cleaning. The same day witness' daughter and Gather- ine James (the other eervant), went up- stairs and found a dead baby on the floor, wrapped up in tissue paper. Wi1- ness spoke to Hawkins about it, and Mr Hill informed the police. I Cross-examined by Mr W. Thomas. Mrs Hill said that the defendant gave birth to an illegitimate child. 2 years ago, and an order of 3s 6d a week wa- made against the father. The defend- ant was a hard-working and honest irl, and her father was in poor circumstan- ces. Witness did not think the 3s. 6d. had been regularly paid. Elsie Hill, dauglite;' of previous wit- ness, stated that on Friday. May 21'. ¡ she went upstairs with Catherine James. Catherine J-un.es removed the curtain in front oi the firegrate and found a dead baity wrapt up.—Cather- ine James, servant, in the employ of George Hill, stated that she accompan- led the previous witness, and she found the in the ,r;: ;¡: She told Mrs. Hill. She also found a syringe and a blood-stained scissors between the maT- t.resses. — P.S. A. Hill deposed to .11. resting the girl and charging her. She replied Yes, it is quite true."— Dr. Hugh Davies-.Jones, who took the oath in Scotch fashion, stated that he held a post-mortem examination and found that the child had not had a separate existence.—The Bench committed her to take her trial at the Assizes, and granted bail in one sum of C21),
ABEKJARE. OBITUARY.—On Monday evening at Bryn Tegid, Stuart St., Mrs Jenkins, wife of Mr George Jenkins, headmaster of Capcoch Schools, passed away after a lingering illness. Mrs Jenkin" was the daughter of the late Mr John Vow- ell, cashier, Abernant. She was a mem- ber of Calf aria Baptist Church, and highly esteemed in the. locality. Gener- al sympathy #s expressed with Mr .1 e<t > ins and his two little, girls and with i s deceased's sisters. TEIPERANCE.-On Tuesday Cannel Band of Hope assembled under the pre- sidency of Mr Morgan. Parr. The pro- ) gramme was contributed to by Muriel! Jenkins, Eva Stocldey, Lily James. V lu. let Jones, and Beatrice James. Mr
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ABERCYNON. OBITUARY.—t>n Sunday evening Mr Thomas. Evans, No. 2, Nash Street, pass- ed away after a brief illness. He suc- cumbed to an attack of Paralysis. C( >TTAGE HOSPITAL.—< £ 130 has been handed over to the Pontypridd and Dis- trict Cottage Hospital by the Committee responsible for the performance*, by the Abercynon Choral Society of .f The Wreck of the Argosy." SPIRITUALISM.—On Sunday evening Mrs Barnstaple, of Cardiff, delivered^ an interesting address on Spiritualism at the Navigation Schools to a large aud- ience. Mr Davies, of Tredegar, also spoke. Mr F. White, Abercynon, oc- cupied the chair. ■YPP( >TNTMENT.—Mr W. Jehn, dis- trict superintendent at Abercynon for the Pearl Assurance Company has been appointed superintendent of the Pouty- pool District. The Abercynon staff and the inhabitants generally regret Mr John's departure. CONCERT.—On Friday evening a ben- efit concert in aid of the Railwaymen's Distress Fund was held at the new Em- pire. There was a large attendance, Mr R. H. Battram presided. In addition to the usual programme of pictures, solos were rendered by Mr D. J. Powell, Madame D. J. Powell, Master Evan Evan*, and Mr Stanley Bishop, Mountain Ash. Mr Stone. Abercynon, on behalf (f tin* railwaymen, moved a vote of thanks to the artistes, manager, and directors of the Empire. CONGREGATrON ALISf.- The an- imal preaching services of the English Congregational Church took place on Sunday. The Rev. D. Emrys James, Pontypridd, delivered very appreciative sermons to large congregations. The soloist k-a, Miss Protheroe, Merthyr, whose rendering of Nearer my God to Thee" was excellent. The Chapel choir, under the conductorship of Mr W. Wil- ton, rendered an anthem, "How lovely are Thy messengers." The organist was Mr 13. Wiltoti. The meetings were con- ducted throughout by The Rev. Mor- gan Jenkins, pastor. FUNER Ali.—On Saturday afternoon the remains of the late Mrs Fletcher, 60, Herbert Street, were interred at the Abercynon Cemetery. The officiating minister was the Rev..1. T. Williams, Forward Movement. The principal mourners were Mr E. Fletcher and Son; Mr and Mrs Jas. Fletcher, Mr and Mrs T John Fletcher, and Mr E. Fletcher, Quakers' Yard; Mr W. Williams, fl: J. Hughes, Mr R. Lewis, Mr and Mrs Jones, Mr and Mrs Trew, Abercynon; Mr and Mrs W. Price, Quakers' Yard; and Messrs J. Smith, T. Smith, J. Dav- ies. and G. Duffield, Abercynon. QUOITS.—A quoit match between Barry and Abercynon took place on the Navigation Quoit Grounds on Saturday afternoon, the home team being easily defeated by 38 points. The scores were as follows: Abercynon: Thomas Charles H. J. Jones 21, Daniel Jones 20, George Iwall" n, T. Jones 16, George Lewis 15, D. Lewis 15, and .1. Rosser 9-Total 11G. Barry: W. Jelland 21 J. Collis 7, T. Collins 21, W. Coles 21, J. McTreaves 21, K Pieper 21. T. Evans 21, and J. Jones 21-Tot,Ll 154. The visitors were enter- tained to luncheon at the Navigation Hotel, and a musical programme was given under the presidencv of Mr Owens, of Barrv. I AMBULANCE.—At Dowlais last week the Abercynon Colliery Ambulance team won The Gnest, Keen and Nettlefolds' Challenge Cup. The cup is a magnifi- cent one, valued at 1190, and will be held by the Abercynon team for a twelvemonth. There was a further cash prize of £ 4. The winning team consist- e'd of Messrs Gwilvm Griffiths (capt.), Henry Evans, Walter Jackson, Charles •Jackson, Charles Gregory and John Griffiths. In the individual competit- ion the awards were:—(1) Mr John Griffiths, ci1) Mr Gwilym Griffiths, both of the Abercynon team. Dr. S. Glan- ville Morris, Manly, and Dr. J. Uhys, Hengbed, highly complimented the work of the Abercynon team. The team and Sergt. 1-f. Evans, their instructor, are to lie congratulated on their success. MRETINGS.—On Wednesday the an- nual meetings of the Welsh-sectioll of the Abercynon Free Church Council were held at Cnlfaria (B.) In the afternoon a conference was held. The Rev. T. Watgyn .tones, Mynydd Seion, presided. The (Secretary, Rev. James R. T)aN-ies gave a summary of the work done by the council during the past twelve i months. The following were elected officers for the ensuing yetir: -President, Rev. B. Howells, Calfaria; Vice-presi- dents. Mr Evan Howells, Calfaria), Mr George Jones, Tabernacl, Mr -,V. Jenk- ins, and All- R. Williams, Carmel. The Executive Committee consists of one member from each Church. The secre- tary was re-elected, and also the treas- Ali- Henry Gough( Mynydd Seion. The Rev. T. Watcvn Jones delivered an excellent address on "The Church and the perils of the age"; and a discussion, followed. At the evening meeting the Rev. R. S. Thomas. Tabernacl, delivered a most inspiring sermon on "The Neces- sity for the co-operation of the Holy Spirit in the work of the Church to- day." GOLF.—On Thursday the local golfers played New Tredegar on the Tredegar Golf Links. The visitors did not make such a brilliant display as they d;d Easter. New Tredegar cave Abercynon a clean walk over in the singles and foursomes games. Scores: —Singles: New Tredegar, H. F. Hendries 1, W. G. Kelly 1, H. Brown 1, A. Edwards 0, T. J. Watkins 1, F. M. Vaughan 1. T. A. Plowman 1, D. G. Lloyd 1, W. B. Dav ies 1, W. J. Morgan 1, D. Evans 1, and D- ReesO.—Total 10. Abercynon: D..1. Harries 0, T. R. Wigley 0,. Rot. J. 4 Jones 0, S. G. Collis 1, 11. H. Pugli u. W. E. Thomas 0, David Evans 0. C. M. Jones 0, Tom Hughes 0, W. L. Evans 0, XI. S. Hughes 0, and O. R. Jones 1. Total 2. New Tredegar also won in the foursomes, the scores being: New Trede- gar: H. F. Hendries and W. G. Kelly (4 and 3) 1, H. Brown and A. Edwards (6 and 5) 1, T. J. Watkins and F. AL Vaughan (2 and 1) 1, T. A. Plowman and D. G. Lloyd (4 and 3) 1, W. B. Davies and W. J. Morgan (1 up) 1, D. Evans and D. Rees )7 and 6) 1. Total 6. Aber- cynon: D. J. Harris and T. R. Wigley 0, Rev. J. E. Jones and S. G. Collis 0, R. H. Pugh and W. E. Thomas O. 1). Evans and C. M. Jones 0, Tom Hughes and W. L. Evans 0, R. S. Hughes Liie. O. R. Jones 0. Total 0. PARADE.—On Sunday afternoon the Abercynon Ambulance Brigade and Boy Scouts paraded from the Workmen's Hall to St. Cynon's Church, where. the Rev. D. Watts Lewis addressed the young men of the C.E.M.S. and Brigades. The soloist was Mr H. H. Battram, and the organist was Mr E. W. Keel. The St. Cynon's Brass Band was also in attendance under the conductorship of Mr William Evans. DO AS YOU PLEASE.—A very suc- cessful Do As You Please" competit- ion was held at the Workmen's Hall on Tuesday evening. There were a good number of entries. The chair was oc- cupied by Mr Thomas Davies, and the successful competitors were (juTemJe;: 1st, Evan Evans, Abercynon; 2nd Katy Morgan, Llantrisant; (adults), 1st, Miss Gwladys Harris, and Mr Herbert Harris, Church Village, who rendered a duett "Money Matters"; 2nd divided between Air Thomas Evans, Abercynon, who rendered "The Blind Factory Lass," and Mr Daniel Pellard, who sang H My little white flower." The pianists were Mr H. Ll. Woods, and Mr Joe Hard, and the tellers were Messrs T. Davies, S. Paget, and E. Johnson. The secretary was Mr George Ferguson, and the following were the committee:- Messrs T. Davies, Edward Edwards, J. C. Davies, E. Johnson, C. Hyde, K Hamblet, F. Powell, Alf. Reckman, F. Hill, J. Franklyn, and S. Paget. ALLIANCE OF HONOUR.—A public meeting under the auspices of the local branch of the Alliance of Honour was held on Monday evening at the Forward Movement Hall. The Rev. J. T. Wil- liams, Forward Movement, presided supported by the Revs. B. Howells, Cal- V?ria/ ^l°rf?an Jenkins, English Con., Jeffreys, Bethania; J. R. Davies, Calfaria, and Mr James Owen Davies. secretary. There was a good attendance inspiring addresses were delivered by Mr R. T. Evans, and Air Edward Thoni- as. Mr Evans, in the course of an in- teresting address, outlined the objects of the Alliance. The chief aim of thin mter-denominational movement was firstly to impress upon young men the necessity of leading pure lives, secondly. to unite them in a world-wide effort «ii behalf of purity and a chivalrous re- spect for womanhood; and thirdly to promote the welfare of voung men bv the circulation of good literature and the delivery of addresses with of counteracting the manifold temptati- ons to impurity of thought, word and deed. ITP believed that the predominant feature of life to-day was degeneracv Th» character of a locality was the SaraSr of the inhabitants. The A, dealt with the thoughts of the peop7e and their In his iddSis on hte" Mr Thomas i i i ti + 4-1 Pernicious Literature held that nothing revealed more £ cZ- lit, that helped TOT„ ^X"' Pernicious Literature caused flJ li fall of many a youZ J^ ™ & T'' literature. This wmilJ 1 ,Yi S,ome to the lesseninrr J rl doub«ess lead co tne lessening 0f crime. The orevnl enee ot crime amontr prevai- flue to a great extent to S men was and degrading literat„re r He hoped that all in f jf d hl tW advocates of Purity won Id .?s er to combat impu'ritv togeth- the uplifting of hunianitv TvT° tj H Jeff revs j > The Revs. Howells also spoke.' A vote'"of th^t f" the Chairman was accorded bv ft T Evans, and thanks to the proposed by the Rev. B. Howells, second- ed bv the Rev. M. JenkiS i se™»d- number of members was enrolled. ge Printed and Published at their air' w-Pni!h-J- L
heard the defendant call Mrs. Hipsley names many times. Defendant gave evidence on her own behalf. She said that prosecutrix threw a bucket of nuisance over her, and her husband took her from the door. She also called her a prostitute.—Elizabeth Annie Col- ley heard the prosecutrix call Mrs. Shine a common woman.—By Mr. Ed- wards Her mother (now deceased) had had many a quarrel with Mrs. Shine.— Both parties were bound over to keep the peace. Drunk. -],,Iizal)etli Jones, in Glou- cester Street, Aberdare, os. and costs; Wm. Hughes. in Cwmbach Road, 10s. and costs.
Edward Shaw gave an interesting ad- dress. Miss Lily Davies presided at the organ, while Miss M. Thomas acted as precentor. Next Tuesday the Band of Hope will have an outdoor meeting, starting at six.