At Last! The engineers in chr; rge of the con- .sVruetioii of Penderyn Waterworks, re- ported that the work was so far ad- vanced that as soon as the necessary rain fell there would be five million j gallons of water in the reservoir. Chairman: So we can say that there is water in Penderyn at last. (Laugh- ter.) Mr. Lamburn: But it hasn't come down yet. Mr. Bowles: Now the poet can write an ode. (Renewed laughter.)
A Complaint. T. C. Johnson, Homerton Street, Matthewst-own, wrote calling the at- tention of the Council to some defective troughing on his house, and proceeded to blame Mr. T. W. Jones. Ahercynon. for same. He added that the Sanitary Inspector's attention had been called to it, but nothing had been done. The Sanitary Inspector said that the property complained of was Mr. John- son's own property. Mr. T. W. Jones disclaimed liability. Mr. T. W. Jones remarked that it had been reported to him there was some troughing down in that street. He gave instructions to some workmen to attend to the troughing on property in which he was interested, and also Mr. Johnson's if it was found that his (Mr Jones') troughing had damaged -.xr. Johnson's. The workmen reported in the negative, and so Mr. Johnson's property was left alone. That was all he (Mr. Jones) knew about it. Mr. W. Lamburn: We cannot go into a dispute of that kind.
"p Murray: "I see that Boresby has got a job at last." Wilmot: "Really? Where ?" Murray: "Hopty has some horses that won't take the bit, so Boresby has to talk to them till they yawn. See?" !iL-— .——
Mountain Ash Police Court. Thursday, June 22. — Before Messrs. Thomas Jones (chairman), Wm. Fen- wick, Griffith Evans, Dr. Morgan and J. K. Brooks. Pitch and TOSS. Ivor Powell and Wm. Harris admitted playing pitch and toss near the Deep Duffryn Colliery.— P.C. Williams gave evidence.—Ordered to pay 5s. each.
Mountain Ash Publican Prosecuted. I David Wm. Richards, Bruce Arms Hotel, Mountain Ash, answered to 3 charges under the Local Control Liquor Act:—(1st) Supplying spirits in pro- hibited hours; (2nd) supplying spirits without the bottle being properly labelled; (3rd) allowing a person, to wit. Benjamin Davies, to take spirits from the premises during prohibited hours.—Benjamin Davies, 72 Woodfield Terrace, Penrhiwceiber, was also charged with taking spirits from li- censed premises during prohibited hours.—Mr. E. Roberts (Messrs. Mor- gan and Roberts, Pontypridd) was for the defence. P.S. Downes stated that on Monday, June 12th, at 9.10 in the evening, he saw Benjamin Davies come through the back entrance of the Bruce Hotel into the street. When Davies saw witness he walked quickly away. Witness called to him to stop, and when he did so witness discovered that he had a bottle of whiskey in one pocket and a flagon of stout in another. Witness went with the man to see Richards, the landlord. Witness told the landlord that Davies had said that he bought the bottles at 6.10 that evening, and that Richards had Served him. Richards re- plied, No. He was here this mdrn- ing playing dominoes, and he ordered the whisky and stout and he. paid for them then, but forgot to take them away with him." Witness then drew Mrs. Richards' attention to the fact that there was no label on the bottle. Richards intervened and said the order waS so complicated that he did not understand it. At 10 the same evening Inspector Davies and witness went to see Richards. He was not in, but later he came to the Police Station. Rich- ards said, "Do you want to see me, Inspector?" The Inspector said, No, but I understand that Sergt. Downes is reporting you for what has happened to-night." Richards then said, The man is a good customer, and I supplied him with the whisky and stout because he said his wife was ill. He only paid os. for them, but I put the rest out of my pocket into the till. They were ordered at dinner time. j Cross-examined: They might have been ordered at 6.15. Richards did not say that it was not 9.10. Mrs. Rich- ards brought a paper, showing the order, from a back room. The paper produced was not the paper she then brought, as the "e" in Davies was left out of the first. Inspector Davies corroborated the previous witness' evidence re the visit to the Bruce and the landlord's visit to the Station. David Wm. Richards, the defendant, gave evidence, on oath, and bore out his own statement to the police. Davies asked only for a small bottle of whisky, but witness said, "No, Ben, you can have a large one." When Davies said he hadn't sufficient money to pay, witness said, "That's rough, but under the circumstances you can have it, and I'll pay the difference." Davies gave him 3 separate shillings and a half-crown. He came again at 6.10 and left at 7.45. He then asked for his bottles and left. At 8.45 he came in again and weftt to the back. Witness called time at 8.58, and on going through the back he found Davies there, and told him to go out through the back way as he had locked up the front. About 4 minutes afterwards Sergt. Downes came back with Davies. Emily Richards, wife of the landlord, identified the note as the one she wrote and produced when the police came. Joseph Howell, 87 Dulfryn Street, was present when Davies called for his bottles about 8 o'clock. Benjamin Davies, the other defend- ant, corroborated the landlord's evi- dence. The Bench retired to consider their judgment, and returning to court the chairman said that they had decided to deal leniently with defendants, al- thought some of the magistrates dis- sented from that course. Richards would be fined £5 for supplying and t2 for not labelling the bottles. Davies was fined E2 for taking the liquor out. The other charge against Richards was dropped.
Language. Tom Rosser, Phillip Street, Mountain Ash, summoned Margaret Partridge, 58 Phillip Street, for using indecent language.—Complainant stated that on several occasions defendant had in- sulted him. The last occasion was on Sunday, May 28.-Fined 13s.
Cwmaman Juvenile # Eisteddfod. The ninth annual Juvenile Eisteddfod, held on Saturday at the Public Hall, Cwmaman, was a record in attendance and entries. Both Messrs. Frank Hodges, J.P., president, and J. H. Powell, J.P., one of the vice-presidents, were unable to attend, but forwarded handsome cheques towards the funds. Mr. Walter Jones, Cilfynydd (formerly of Cwm- aman), vice-president, was present, ine conductor was the Rev. E. J. Owen. The adjudicators were: Music, Mr. W. i Howells, L.T.S.C., Porth; literature and recitations, Rev. T. Eli Evans, Aberdare; drawing, Miss Bessie M. Richards, Aberdare. Accompanist, Miss Morfudd Lloyd, A.L.C.M. Awards: Solo for children under 9, "Pwysa ar Ei Fraich": 1, Morfudd Phillips, Cwmaman; 2, Maggie Roberts, Mardy. Solo for girls, 9-12, "(Yth Flaen o Dduw": 1, Iris Maud Davies, Cwm- aman; 2, divided between Blodwen Hitchings, Mountain Ash, and Myfan- wv Jones, Cwmaman. Solo for boys, 9-12, "Rhyfelgyrch Gwvr Harlech": 1, D. J. Rosser, Cwm- aman 2, divided between Tom Thomas, Mountain Ash, and D. Thomas Davies, Cwmaman. Solo for girls, 12-16, "From Desert to Glory": 1, Maggie Williams, Aber- aman; 2, Claudia Jones, Penrhiw- ceiber. Solo for bovs, 12-16, "Gallant Little Wales": 1, D. G. Hardiman, Mountain Ash; 2, Arthur J. Evans, Ferndale. Ear Test: 1, Huldah Charles Bassett, Gadlys; 2, May Lewis, Cwmaman. Reading music at first sight: 1st and 2nd prizes divided between Huldah Charles Bassett and Tom Thomas, Mountain Ash. Pianoforte solo under 16, "Spring- time": 1, Huldah Charles Bassett; 2, Gwyneth George, Gadlys. Duett (S.A.), under 16: 1, Claudia and Richard Jones, Penrhiwceiber; 2, Morris Morgan and Maldwyn Davies, Gadlys. Action song: divided between "Khaki Daddy" and "Gay Little Japanese," both conducted by Miss B. M. Richards. Champion solo, "Fy Mam": out of 14 competitors Miss Maggie Williams, Aberaman. Juvenile Choir, own selection; seven choirs sang in the following order: (1) Newtown Juveniles (Mr. Llew New- man); (2) Cwmaman Girls (Miss B. M. Richards); (3) Bethania, Mountain Ash (-Air. J. Thomas); (4) Salem, Tresalem (Mr. W. Evans); (5) Mountain Ash Young Choristers (Mr. W. Morris); (6) Cor Ysgol Tresalem (Mr. Ivor Rees); (7) Mardy Juvenile Choir. The first prize was awarded to Newtown, and second prize to Mountain Ash Young Choristers. Recitation, 12-16: 1, Glyn Hughes, Mardy; 2, Joseph Jones? Mardy. Recitation, 9-12: 1, Blodwen Wil- liams, Aberaman; 2, Irene Jones, Mardy. Recitation under 9: 1, Gwendoline Reynolds, Resolven; 2, Bronwen Lewvl- Cwmaman. Recitation (open): 1, Archie Powell, Penydarren; 2, Joseph Jones, Mardy. Essay on Welsh Castles: 1, GruSvdd Quick, Godreaman; 2, Morris Morgan, Gadlys. Letter-writing: 1, Morris Morgi.i; 2, G. Quick. Translation: 1, G. Quick; 2, Archie Powell. Freehand Drawing: 1, G. Quick; 2, Allen Staidey Morgan, Godreaman. Brush Drawing: 1, Arthur E. Davies, Abercwmboi; 2, Edith Evans, Cwmaman. Welsh Dictation: 1, Morris Morgan; 2, Archie Powell. Welsh Dialogue: Elsie Mary Evans and Sarah. Jane Evans, Cwmaman. The officers of Committee were: Chairman, Mr. David Evans; vice- chairman, Mr. John Daniel; treasurer, Mr. John Evans. The secretarial duties were ably carried out by Mr. W. O. Lloyd, Isfryn. The proceds are in aid of the funds of the Netley Welsh Hospital.
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Mountain Ash District I Council. On Tuesday, Mr. G. H. Hall, J.P., in the chair. Members present: Messrs. W. Lamburn, James Evans, Noah Bowles, George Neighbour, Griffith Evans, J.P., David Rogers, W. Millar, i T. W. Jones, Dr. 11. D. Morgan, Thos. Jones, J.P., with Messrs. A. Pincombe I (clerk), F. Stock (accountant), W. G. Thomas (surveyor) and H. T. Jones (sanitary inspector).
Small Pox Hospital. The Clerk reported that representa- tives of Aberdare and Mountain Ash District Councils had met on several occasions, once at Cefnpennar House, to consider the conversion of that build- ing into a Small Pox Hospital. At the last meeting held, June 22nd, a letter from the owner. Mrs. Evans, Cefn- pennar House, was read, in which she offered the property on a 7 years lease at £ 40 per annum and 2 cottages at JE20 each per annum. The committee recommended that Mrs. Evans' terms be accepted, subject to the sanction of the L.G.B. The clerks and medical officers of Aberdare and Mountain Ash were deputed to purchase any furniture at the house which would be suitable. Dr. Morgan questioned whether any of the furniture would he of any use to the Council. The report was adopted.
Pensions Committee. The Council considered the appoint- ment of members on the local Naval and Military War Pensions Committee. The Clerk reported that he had not yet received the whole of the nomin- ations. The Soldiers and Sailors Fami- ly Association had appointed Col. M. Morgan and Mrs. C. Richards, Miskin; the Soldiers and Sailors Help Society had nominated Mr. Alfred Morgan, and the Ynysybwl Joint Committee of Lodges had appointed Mr. David Smith. 44 Crawshay Street. Rev. Geo. Neighbour asked whether there was any further communication to hand from the Statutory Committee in London. He understood that the matter was pressing, and they should get to work immediately. The Clerk replied that the Statutory Committee had declared that the Sold- iers and Sailors Association could con- tinue acting till the end of July. Mr. Thomas Jones suggested that members of the Council be authorised to convene ward meetings for the pur- pose of selecting the most suitable' people. Mr. T. W. Jones remarked that Aber- cynon Ladies Guild had nominated a person. The whole matter was deferred tiii the next meeting.
War Savings. There was a letter from the Chair- man of the National War Savings Com- mittee, appealing to all classes of the people to observe the week commencing July 16th, as a National War Sav- ings Week." Mr. Hall referring to a meeting al- ready held at Penrhiwceiber dealing with this subject, said that it had been decided to set up a committee for the Mountain Ash area. The present letter might be referred to that committee. Mr. Thomas Jones explained that he had taken the initiative in forming one association at Penrhiwceiber. The association would be affiliated with the War Savings Committee, who were directly responsible to the Government. Any existing society or church could become an association. It was agreed that the letter be re- ferred to the War Savings Committee.
Clinical Research. The Clerk said he was in receipt of a letter from the Clinical Research Asso- ciation, Ltd.. re infectious venereal dis- eases. The letter pointed out the in- creased danger in this connection after the termination of the war, and sug- gested to the Council that steps be taken to arrange for certain diagnosis in all cases reported The letter was referred to the MedI- cal Officer of Health.
Representation. The Ynysybwl Co-operative Society wrote asking for representation on the Pensions Committee. The Clerk was directed to reply that the committee was being formed in ac- cordance with the scheme.
Supply of Coal. A small committee consisting of the chairman, Messrs. James Evans, Grif- fith Evans, W. Da vies, Noah Bowles, and T. W. Jones were appointed to deal with a communication from the District Coal and Coke Supplies Com- mittee for South Wales and Mon., ap- pointed by the Board of Trade. The communication had reference to the question of meeting the requirements of coal for household purposes during the Qoming winter.
Butchers and Slaughterhouse. The Mountain Ash and District Butchers' Association wrote that they j had been in communication with Lord Aberdare and Messrs. Nixon Co. re the selection of a site for a public slaugh- terhouse. Messrs. Nixon had offered a site in close proximity to Newtown. The letter added that the members of the Association had not yet been able to meet and discuss terms. Mr. Thomas Jones moved that the matter be left in abeyance till the next meeting. Mr. Bowles: They are evidently try- ing to meet us. The motion was carried.
M.O.H. Report. Dr. A. T. Jones' fortnightly report was as follows Scarlet fever, 12; diphtheria, 13; erysipelas, 3; measles, 15; and tubercmosis, 2. A sample of water had been sent to an analyst, who reported it satisfactory. Dr. Jones pointed out the need of more accommo- dation for the staff of the Health De- partment. This item was referred to the Hospi- tal Committee, on the motion of Mr. Griffith Evans.
Darrenlas Child Molested. Despicable Outrage at the Park. Mr. W. Lamburn said he had a ser- ious complaint to bring forward. This week a parent from Darrenlas had re- ported to him that his child had been molested in a serious manner in Moun- tain Ash Park. There had been prev- ious complaints, but here was a case where the evidence was direct and conclusive. He was sure that every member was in favour of taking such steps as they could take to prevent such things taking place in their public park. The little girl ran home after being assaulted, but by the time some- one proceeded to the Park the culprit had disappeared. If one Park-keeper was not sufficient to protect little children there, they should increase the. staff. Surveyor: Where did it take place? Mr. Lamburn: Near the swings. Surveyor: There are plenty of houses close by. Mr. Noah Bowles said that com- plaints of other cases had reached him, and he was rather astonished that the people had not written to the Council direct. It almost made one feel ashamed that such things could occur in a public park. Dr. Morgan said he could not under- stand where the park-keeper was. It was only a small park, and a child's scream could be heard from one end to the other. Mr. T. W. Jones moved that tiie Sur- veyor make enquiries and report and this ..as agreed to.
Pollution of River. Mr. Lamburn also brought forward another complaint, and that was the pollution of the River Cynon. He said that just above Deep Duffryn Colliery some person or persons were throwing sackfuls of stinking fish into the river. To those persons working on the sur- face of Deep Duffryn Colliery the stench was terrible. It was a menace to the health of the people, for there were hundreds of millions of flies hovering about there. He was inclined to think that the County Council were the authority over that particular part of the district. The matter was referred to the Sani- tary Inspector to report. ft
Dirty Water. .Ji¥¡,& Mr. Noah Bowles said that the re- sidents of Charlestown, Miskin, com- plained that the water was out very often and that it was dirty when i. was in. The Surveyor said he was afraid there was no remedy until they obtained water from Penderyn. The reason was that there was a dead end in the pipe. There was, however, no harm in it.
School Holiday. The Director said he was in receipt of an application from the Nonconform- ist Sunday Schools of Mountain Ash and Miskin to close the schools next Monday, the occasion of the annual demonstration. The application was granted.
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Wife Desertion. Sarah Ellen Card, 1 Park Street, Penrhiwceiber, summoned her husband, Walter Card, now living at 1 King Street, Miskin, for desertion and cruel- ty. Mr. Ivor Parry appeared for the wife; defendant did not appear. Complainant stated that she obtained a judicial separation some time ago, but had gone back to live with him. His conduct towards her did not improve but got worse. On May 30th last he assaulted her. He had now gone to live at Mrs. Thomas' home in King Street. There was one child, Harriet Elizabeth, age 16 years, and also an adopted child. He was a most jealous man, and struck her on many occasions and called her filthy names and she then decided to leave him. He was a master haulier employed at Nixon's Colliery, and his average wage was 50s. per week. The Bench granted a maintenance order for 20s. a week.
Ejectment, John Murphy, on behalf of Messrs. Nixon's Colliery Co., applied for an ejectment order against Richard Jones, 58 Phillip Street, Mountain Ash. Ap- plicant stated that Jones owed no rent, but that his housekeeper was disorder- ly and was continually creating an up- roar. P.S. Downes gave evidence that the housekeeper mentioned was the defend- ant in the previous case. 1-ie-had been called to the place several times. Order granted.
Lenient Bench. Mary Jane Howells, Penrhiwceiber, was charged with stealing a purse con- taining E4 8s. 4d., by finding it and keeping it. Mary Jane Savage was the owner of the purse. Police Superintendent E. Hees in- formed the Bench that defendant found the purse in February, 1915. Her sister came to the police and told them a bout the affair. The money and the purse had been returned and the prose- cutrix wished to withdraw the charge, but the police could not countenance compounding a felony. The Bench admonished the defendant and dismissed the case on payment of costs.