IVjustard and Cress. The Liandaff Regiment Church Lads' Brigade re this week holding their first cam; at vwanl>ridge, near Sully. Amongst the com- panies taking part are those established at Pontypridd, Ystrad, and Forth. A correspondent of Tit-Bits" says that Hruffydd Morgan, or Guto Nyth Bran, as he was known by his neighbours, ran twelve miles in fifty-three minutes, and the fact is mentioned on his tombstone. Be died at the age of thirty- seven. It will be remembered that GrufTydd lived at Cwm-George, Hafod, and was buried at Llanwonno Churchyard. The twelve rniks course was from Pontypridd to Cardiff, and, as stated by "Tit Bits" the performance is mentioned on his tombstone. What connection exists between prescriptions and poetry ? We give it up, but are glad to find that Dr James Lloyd, M. H.C.M., has solved the problem. The esteemed doctor recently sent in an ode for a chair competition, and his work was considered second best out of a batch of sixteen. The Rev Tawelfryn Thomas, the poet-preacher I of G rceswen, recently received a cheque of JE20 in aid of the fund of his chapel. The donor was Mr T. L. Neville, Kingston, Pa., America, a decendar.t of the famous American soldier, General Green. The Pontypridd Choral Society, of which the eonductor is the well-known musician, Mr William Morgan, A.C., purpose giving a concett, an September 2nd. In addition to the galaxy of talent engaged, strong interest attaches to the choir's rendering of the test-piece of the chief choral competition at the forthcoming Treorky tt" steddfod. y The Misses Gladys Llewellyn and Mary Lewis, Pontypridd, between whom was divided the pianoforte solo prize at Llantwit Major Eisteddfod, are both pupils of that gifted musician, Miss Lily Richards, L.C.M. Oa Monday afternoon, the members and officials of the Mountain Ash District Council, together with a number of Press representatives, were photographed by Mr Powell, artist, Aber- cynon. The "Free Press" looms large in the interesting group. A movement is on foot at Porth to form a minstrel party. We should like to remind its promoters that Porth is not a seaside resort, and its visitors are few. "Kitchen Garden" writes: "An inhabitant of Cemetery road, Trealaw, whilst superintend- ing the raising of some potatoes by his servant girl one Sunday morning, exclaimed excitedly that someone had stolen a whole row of potatoes. Up to the time of writing no clue as to the thieves has been found, although one of our boys in blue' has been seen in close con- sultation with the family. It is feared the skill of a Sherlock Holmes will be required." I hear on good authority that the Hooligan Band has been presented with a new set of instruments, so we may now look out for some- thing harmonious. They have the Missing Link have they got the Missing Potatoes ? "The Hooligan Band?-Why doa't you know who these gossips are ?" were the remarks overheard by a correspondent on Monday evening. They seem to mind everyone's business but their own, are well acquainted with the pedigree of every pup in the district, and would have us believe that they are,—goodness knows what! Retired fraternity? Yes, they always retire, and sharply, too, before a formidable opponent. I would advise them to leave the parsons alone." We are extremely pleased to find that Mr J. Dulais Lewis, Boot Exchange, Blaenclydach, secured the most important prize given for solo singing at the Pontnaathvaughan Eisteddfod, held on Bank Holiday. He was highly compli- mented by the adjudicators and by Madam Kate Morgaa Llewellyn who prophesied for him a brilliant future. Our old friend Mr T. Merley Williams, Porth, writes :-In your last issue you mentioned the v name of Miss F. Edwards as the winner of the contralto prise at Llantwit Major. It ought to be Miss Lillie M. Edwards (daughter of Mr Mansel Edwards, Porth.) Kindly rectify in next isaue. With regard to the band competition, the marks obtained by Whiteland Band were 75, and by Cymmer 54, out of a possible 100. A man who was roaring with toothache met a friend on Geliiwastad road, Pontypridd. 11 Dear me," said the friend, when he found what was the trouble, I had an awful attack myself yesterday, so I went home to my lodgings, my wife pitied me, kissed me, and made so much of me that the toothache went." "Is your wife home now, do you think ? asked the maa in agony. No answer. The "peripatetic piil-box, whereof the Pontypridd shop assistants are so inordinately proud, is still bashfully hiding from the public gaze. Whether it has fulfilled its mission and has induced all local customers to "Do your shopping before 7.30 we know not, but, like a certain Scotchwoman, we "ha'e oor doots." The only possible solution to our mind is that the sprightly young thing's morals have been ¡ corrupted by association with the nasty, wicked old steam roller, and that it has developed into a confirmed truant. It is said that the small boy whose proud duty it was to do the pushing has entered a claim for loss of emolument, and we are really afraid there's trouble ahead, unless the peripatetic one comes back soon to its fond and forgiving owners. A member of the N.S A.U. has given notice that at the next meeting he will ask a question as to tho last known whereabouts of the frightener of late shoppers. An 1 he isn't going to be put off, either, with a reply that the dear little thing is laid up, suffering from a swelled head after appearing in the great Diamond Jubilee procession. The friends of the Tonypandy Male Voice Party will be pleased to learn that the party is increasing. It has already made a name for itself, having competed in several eisteddfodau. It is true, they have not as yet scored highly, but the boys can comfort themselves with the fact that they have never been disgracec, and have always held a very favourable position in the adjudications. On Bank Holiday, they acquitted themselves splendidly, and received the adjudication in a spirit which augurs well for the future of the party. The boys m!!st remember that Rome was not built in a day and as a proof of this they may look to our champions, Mr Tom Stephens and Mr William Thomas, who worked for years before they did anything of note. It would be well for the Mid-Rhondda populace to cling heartily to, and ably support so sturdy a set of young men in their labour for the honour of the district. Mr Leek is to be congratulated for his exceptional persistency of effort, and we sincerely hope that he may live many years to lead his Noble band cf boys" into the eisteddfod arena and march them home triumphant with the laurels due to success. A certain young gentleman of exceptional qualities (?) hailing from the ever popular district of Cemetery road, Trealaw, practices courtship a-la-mode. The cautious manner in which he manages to approach his "adored is worthy of note. Would you believe it ? he actually tipped the servant to the extent of half-a-crown to get a sight of his lady love. The Tonypandy Eisteddfod Committee are to the fore in seeking the long-hoped-for justice to competing choirs at the eisteddfodau. We understand that a movement is on foot to give the same justice to choral singing as is given to the brass band contests,, viz., screening the adjudicators from the choirs. This is a step in the right direction, and it is to be hoped that all eisteddfod committees will follow the example set them by Tonypandy. What is the true inwardness of this opposition to the Pwllgwaun Bridge ? It is a singular caincidence that the no-bridge pople are also on the no-park side. Pontypridd is suffering to-day from the dominance in the past of the exponents of the as-it-w, as-in-tlie-beginuing policy. Dr. Hunter, J.P., Pontypridd, has a great dE-al to answer for. Since he wrole his interest- ing little brochure on Porthcawl as a health resort, that pretty, though sadly-behincl-the- times, town has become increasingly popular year by year. One result of this is that visitors arriving late in the suwmer find the place crowded out, and, of course, many cuss words are uttered in consequ-nce. Equally of course the genial doctor must ba regarded as responsible for said "cussea." IA3t Friday morn- ing two ilontypriddians journeyed to Porthcawl for a short visit, and so crowded was the place that they searched until "dewy eve" ere they unearthed a place whereon to lay their weary heads. They were about to give up the task, and were thinking of crawling under a stranded boat for the night, when they discovered a bijou villa," which being interpreted meaneth a four roomed house with a yard-and-a-half frontage and a three feet depth. The bedroom set apart for visitors was made to zaccornmodate four of Pontypridd's biggest men, though it was too email to swing a cat in; But what mattered it f Any feelings of resentment at the stuffiness of the rw)m.were quick 'Jip»,elled by tha charms of the moraing cl-p in the briny, and the lovely W-tiks with I wlJioh rortbcawl bo It is to be hoperl that the younpr people of our town are following up the District Council's discussions on the question of providing a public park for Pontypridd. The report in another column reveals one very significant fact—that those who are opposing the beautify- ing of the Common, and are talking so much about the superiority of Ynysyngharad fields, are the people who prefer having no park at all. This is a fact that should he borne in mind by all who take an intelligent interest in the welfare of the town and parish. The musicians of the town and district are invited to attend an important conforence in- tended to be held at Ciombes' Restaurant on the evening (f August 16Mi. The chief matter for consideration will be the adjudication system now in vogue at our National Eistedd- fodau. Many other subjects relating to eistedd- fodic competitions will be discussed. Amongst the successful exhibitors at Cardiff Flower Show on Wednesday were Mr Alfred Thomas, M.P. Mr R. Castle, Pontypridd, who did so well at Cwmpark last week and Mr H. Hale, Mountain Ash. At last the long-looked-for abstract of the 11 Pontypridd Board of Guardians has made its appearance, and fearful that the copies might never again be seen, many of the members made a raid upon them, and pocketed any number up to a dozen. One copy was not sufficient, nor even two. Whether th"e surplus copies will be used for packing up snuff, tobacco, [ or pepper, we know not. [ One metrber, when he saw a representative of the Press put out his hand to take one, swooped down and collared the lot-not to save them for the absent members, but to take home with him. Another guardian, after the meeting was over, said the members of the Press had no business to have a copy of the abstract. Asked what were the Guardians doing with half-a-dozen or more copies, he replied, "They want them to distribute in their parish." So it amounts to this, that the reporters, who represent thousands of ratepayers, are not to have an abstract, but the Guardians them- selves can take them away to distribute to whom they like. The Town rings with the news that FRANK THOMAS ("My Hatter,") sells the best 3/9 Hat. 2838 PHOTOGRAPH STANDS.—New patterns just ar- rived. Artistic and inexpensive.-FoRREST AND SoNS, Cambrian Studio. 2871 The chief characteristics of G. F. HACKER'S Photo- graphs are Fidelity and Artistic Finish. Samples may be seen at his Studio-12 and 13, The Arcade, Pontypridd. 3290t For freshest of tinned goods and richest of jam. Go to T. Harris for primest of hams, Central Stora, Taff street. 1349
Are Shop Assistants Victimised ? Several cases have been brought to my notice (writes a contributor to the August number of "The Shop Assistant") during the past few months of members of the National Umon being dismissed apparently as a result of their connec- tion with the organisation, and I ifriderst-and that in some branches the one great desire of the members is to keep their membership a secret. Now this is a state of affairs which re- tards tho growth of the Union, and, as such, requires effective treatment. Tradesmen who victimise members of the Union should be taken in hand seriously by the general secretary, and their attitude made known to the local trades councils by the branches. On the other hand I think the time has come when members of the organisation should have sufficient MORAL COURAGE to openly avow their membership, let the result be what it may. A slavish fear of our employers has been the curse of our lives, and the irom barrier which has blocked all progress. Surely, if we have sufficient faith in the Union to be- come members, we have the courage to ack- nowledge it? ♦
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION. COMPARATIVE STATEMENT. WALES. From the summary portion of the Education Report, which has been just issued, we abstract the following figures, which show at a glance the position of Wales in regard to Elementary Education compared with the whole of England and Wales England Points of Comparison. and Wales. Wales. School age population 4,833,751 3,17 2 Number of Schools 19,897 1,473 Accommodation 6,098,669 342,583 Number on Register 5,443,904 307,038 Averge attendance 4,447,179 233,887 Ap?i?hSSlEns,a,"i 4 & 4* £ 2 *>
THE CYCLING CRAZE. The Rhondda magistrates were on Monday called upon to adjudicate in the following case. Silas Vaughan, the ten-year-old son of John Vaughan, collier, Ton, was summoned for stealing a bicycle, value 6s, the property of H. Down, Pentre. According to the evidence of the prosecutor it appeared that his bicycle was in a shop he had in Ystrad road, Pentre. In Uecember last the shop was burnt down. He saw the bicycle, which was in a broken condition, about three months ago. The bicycle was ultimately found with a marine store dealer. P.C. Davies gave evidence of having arrested defendant, who when charged pleaded guilty. It appears that defendant has made several previous appearances before the magistrates for various offences. He was now ordered to receive six strokes with the birch rod.
The Powers of the Pontypridd Market Company. AN ARBITRARY AND ABSURD ACT. A number of local fruiterers were summoned at the Pontypridd Police Court on Wednesday by the Pontypridd Market Company for ex- posing fruit and vegetables for sale in the streets on Market days. Mr James Phillips, solicitor, Pontypridd, ap- peared on behalf of the prosecution. Councillor H. S. Davies, secretary of the Company, proved that in April, 1891, the Market Company adopted Saturday (in addition to Wednesday), as their market day, and this was confirmed by the Local Government Board. Mr Phillips pointed out that under an Act of Parliament the Market Company had power to prevent any person from hawking fruit and vegetables on Market Days without paying toll to the Company. Several of the men now charged actually had stalls at the Market on the days on which the offences were committed. He asked the Bench to impose a heavier fine than they did previously. Richard Davies, assistant toll collector, de- posed that he saw Frederick Heritage, fruiterer, Treforest, in the Parade on Saturday, the 24th July, and also on the 31st, selling vegetables. At the time he was selling the vegetables the defendant had a stall at the Market, where there was sufficient room for him. Dr Hunter I think it i3 a very arbitrary law. The Stipendiary: And the man might be a licensed hawker. Mr Phillips If he applies for a licence from the Excise he can go around every day in the week except Sunday. The Stipendiary Our best plan is for the Council to buy this up and deal with the public in a more generous way. Councillor James Roberts The town were against it. Heritage was ordered to pay the costs Patrick O'Leary was fined 2s 6d, including costs, for a similar offence, but he had no stall at the Market. An old man named John Rogers was similarly charged. Defendant stated that he hawked his goods because he took scarcely anything in the Market. He took ninepence on Saturday, and fifteenpence on another occasion. He had a stall there on that day. Dr Hunter I know this old man very well, and if you go on like this you will drive him to the workhouse or to the parish relief. Defendant: I went out that day to sell the things because I can't make much in the Market. James Plowman, William Ryan, and John Stroud were also lined 2s Gd each for like offences.
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The World of Pastime. I By The Sporting Scribe." FOOTBALL. GLAIOnGA FOOTBALL LEAGUE.-On Tuesday the annual meeting of the Glamorgan Football League was held at the White Hart Hotel. Of the nine affiliated clubs, seven were represented, viz., Treherbert, Messrs T. 1) Davies and Jenkins Tveorchy, Falcon and Richards Llwynypia, D. Llewellyn and Parry Penygraig, Moses Jenkins and A. N. liees Pontypridd, G. L. Morgan; and Mountain Ash, Hen Tiley and W. Shipton together with Mr Ack Llewellyn, treasurer, and Mr T. E Lewis, secretary. No delegates attended from Merthyr and Ferndale. Mr Ben Tih'y was voted to the chair in the absence of the chairman, Mr Tom Williams, W.F.U. The treasurer presented his statement of accouts, which shewed the League to be in a sound financial position, there being a gooa oaiance in hand. The report was re- ceived with satisfaction and was adopted. The officers elected for the ensuing year were Patron, Mr W. W. Hood, Llwynypia President, Captain L. Lindsay, Chief Constable Chairman of committee. Mr Tom Williams, W.F.U., Llwynpia Treasurer, Mr AchLlewellyn, W.F U., Pontypridd and Secretary, Mr T. E. Lewis, Pontypridd. The oommittee will consist of one representative from each club, who must send in their names previous to September 1st. An application for affiliation to the League has recently been received from the Maesteg football club, and the deputation, which consisted of the chairman, treasurer, and secretary, were ap- pointed to inspect the ground. Aftar doing so, they were of the opinion that it was unfit for play and the application was, therefore, regret- fully refused. A deputation was appointed to inspect the grounds at Ft-rndale and Merthyr, and to report at tho anjoumed meeting on Tuesday next. The date for the interleague match with the Monmouthshire League will also be decided upon at this meeting. QUOITS. YSTBAD-RHONDDA 2ND v. TON 2ND.-These clubs met on the grounds of the former on 11 Saturday, and the game ended in a win for the home team by 34 points. Scores :— YSTRAD-BHONDDA 2nd. TON 2nd. M. Hopkins 21 Kinsey. 16 Hodder 21 J. Jones 13 W. Barcley 21 M.Jones. 14 W. Ware il B. Davies 21 Z. Hopkins 15 M. Banner 21 W. Do wlin 21 j J.Bamford. 5 D. Lewis 21 E. Jones 8 J. Bees 21 J. Palmer 20 Total 152 Total 118 CRICKET. TONYHEFAIL V. FERNDALE.—A cricket match between Tonyrefail and Ferndale was played on the ground of the former on Saturday, and resulted in a win for the home team by 14 runs. Scores:— TONYREFAIL. Frank Milton b W Jones 2 8. Mathews b Alexander 0 H. Price b Alexander 0 W. Griffiths b Alexander 12 Fred Russell run out 1 ldwal Davies b W Jones 0 tfenry Milton c Leach b Alexander 3 Frank Russell b W Jones 3 D. Davies b Alexander 4 Gwilym Thomas b W Jones 0 B. Rosser not out 0 Extras 9 Total 34 FERHDALE. D. Morgan run out 6 R. Phillips b D. Davies 0 8am Thomas b ldwal Davies 0 W. Alexander b Idwal Davies 4 G. Davies c Griffiths b Idwal Davies 1 G. Sims c Griffiths b D. Davies 0 J. Whit, b Idwal Davies 0 W. Leach not out 2 W. Jones b D. Davies 0 T. Kingston c F. Russell b I. Davies 7 G. Llewelyn st Russell b 1. Davies. 0 Total 20 POBTH v. LLWYNYPIA.—This league fixture was played on Porth Grounds on Thursday. The visitors met with a hearty reception, and were provided with a splendid tea. A fairly large number of spectators was present. Llwynypia won the toss, and elected to "bat." The start was disastrous, four of Llwyni's wickets falling for 17 runs. Mr. W. T. Davies bowled excellently throughout. Saunders and Edmunds put a more rosy aspect to matters by raising the score to 50 before Edmunds was, unluckily, run out. W. Davies played a good game, and carried the figures, with Saunders, to 90. The total was 99. For the homesters, Rickards headed their score with 10. LLWYNYPIA. R. C. Walters b Rickards 0 A. Evans b Davies 7 J Goodridge b Davies 8 C Thomas b Richards 2 T Saundprs c J E Wms b A J Wms. 39 I Edmunds run out 13 A Powell c and b Morris 0 W Davies b Davies 17 T Savage b Davies 1 W T Jones not out 2 A May c J E Williams b A J Williams 2 Extras 8 Total 99 PORTH. W T Davies b May 1 H Davies b Goodridge 0 R Rickards.b Goodridge 10 Wayne Morgan c Powell b May 1 J E Williams b Goodridge 4 A T Williams b Goodridge 0 T Williams b Goodridge 6 J Davies b Goodridge 2 C Saddler b Goodridge 0 W Morris not out 0 J L Edwards b May 0 Extras 2 Total 26 PENTRE v. LLWYNYPIA.—Played at Llwynypia on Saturday, and resulted in au easy win for the latter. Llwynypia batted first, and declared after making a total of 151. Saunders again came to the front, scoring 55 (his average is looking healthy of late), and A. Powell batted in nice style. Pentre were not assisted by their best men, but this ought not to have taken place. Llwynypia is no soft team, and their best batsmen should have turned out, as Llwynypia might regard such an action as unjust to them. Pentre were dismissed for 27, and in their second innings they got 38. The bowling of A. Evans and C. Thomas proved too good for Pentre, who after the game were in- vited to a good spread" upon the green. Scores:— LLWYNYPIA. A Evans b D Hughes 5 C Thomas b G Hughes 10 R C Walters b G Hughes 9 J Goodridge c Asquith b O Royal 12 T Saunders not out 55 I Edmunds b G Hughes 5 W Davies b G Hughes 0 A Powell b 0 Royal 17 T Savage b G Hughes 8 W T Jones not out 0 A May not out 0 Extras 30 Total .151 PENTRE. Ben Rees b Goodridge 0 Dan Morgan b Aif May 3 D Hughes b Goodridge 0 S Royal c Powell b Goodridge 4 G Hughes b Goodridge 6 Asquith run out 0 Seth Morgan c Powe'J b Goodridge. 4 0 Royal c Powell b May 1 J Ritchie not out 2 D Eynon b Goodridgo 2 G Griffiths b May 0 Extras 5 Total 27
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Cycling fiotes. + By Pedalphast. —O— Lamp-lighting time: August 13th, 8.24 p.m. August 14-th, 8.22 p.m. August 15t'h, 8.20 p.na. August 16th, 8.18 p.m. August 17 th, 8.16 p.m. August 18th, 8.14 p.m. August 19th, 8.12 p.m. -0-- Treforest Cycling Club runs: August 14th, Aberdare, 3.30 p.m.; August 16th, Impromptu run, 8 p.m.; August 19th, Cardiff via Cow- bridge, 3 p.m. —o— A general and important meeting of the Tre- forest Cycling Club will be held to-night (Friday) a: eight o'clock. --0- On Maoon's day next a cycling tournament will be held at Cardiff in ard of the Arthur Lin- ten Memorial Fund, when Tom Lint-on is an- nounced to appear. This will be almost the first opportunity of seeing Lmton ride in Wales since he has developed into a racing crack of the first water, and no doubt his admirerg will journey down in their thousands to see him per- form. It appears that the committee of the Pontv- pridd Football Club have decided that the dead- heat between Hopkin Davies and Tom Osman on Bank Holiday shall be run off on the 28th inst at the Taff Park. Doubtless a good race will result, and I understand that a caunle of foot events will also be arranged. But why not place an additional cycle race on the programme. Cycle racing has become far more popular than foot events, and besides, the club surely do not expect cyclists to pay sixpence merely to see a race between two men. Were they Linton and Stocks it might be different. --0-- It is fracy rumioured that en prominent local cyclist will shortly leave the path of single blessedness and henceforward will ride a tandem along the road of matrimonial bliss, steering safely, I hope, past the puncturing thorns of domestic worry. Well! here's luck. Probably, the next machine he will invest in will be of the four wheeled variety. -.0- The latest convert to the cycling ranks 16 Mr James Phillips, solicitor, Ponty- pridd. The manufacturer who can turn out a machine to suit Mr Phillips can well boast of the fact, seeing that he weighs no less than fifteen stone. --0- A most important decision to erclist6 was recently given in the Court of Appeal. Briefly the facts are these: A cyclist riding without a light was called upon to stop by a policeman. Not hearing the summons he proceeded on his way, whereupon the officer forcibly pulled him off the machine. The case was heard at the Bristol Police Court, and the cyclist took out a cross-summons against the constable for as- sault, which was dismissed. The Bristol Centre of the N.C.U. then found the funds to carry the case to the Court of Appeal, with the result that the magistrates' decision was reversed, and the case sent back to them for trial. --0-- Commenting on this the "Cyclist" says: "The great importance of this decision cannot be over- estimated. That a cyclist guilty of notiiing more than a very trifling misdemeanour, com- mitted it may be from sheer inadvertence, or even justified in all ordinary people's eyes by an extreme emergency—such as an outbreak of fire or a sudden illness—should be liable to be killed or mutilated for life at the will of an ig- norant policeman is absolutely intolerable. » ere this the case, the unfortunate cyclist would be in more evil plight than the merry burglar, fot the latter may not be wounded unless he show murderous intent, whereas the wretched wheel- man would be liable to have his neck broken in expiation of the vagaries of a puff of wind." 18 remains, therefore, for the N.C.U. and C.T.C. to rub the decision well into the some- what unwilling minds of the Great Unpaid. It behoves the" Centres of the former and the con- sulates of the latter to watch carefully for the occurrence of similar outrages and vigorously to occurrence of similar outrages and vigorously to prosecute the offending constables. Nay, further fortified by the happy augury, the great army of cyclists should contribute liberally to the formation of a defence fund to bring criminal prosecution for TOPrjUry against t.he numerous members of the force who have of late so par- ticularly distinguished themselves in false testi- mony with regard to speed. What makes the win cf H. L. Jenkins, Ponty- pridd, at Cardiff on Bank Holiday more credi- table is the fact that he had to ride a borrowed and strange machine.
A YLIFFE and Sons. Cycle Manufacturers and Repairers.—For high grade Cycles Daisy machines still lead the way for lightness and finish. Our '97 ladies' and gents' machines are still the local favourites. Send for '97 cata- logue.—Daisy Cycle Works, Paradise place, Queen street, Cardiff. [3291t CYCLING. Great Western Rubber Co. N-) supply trade wiHi Pedal Rubbers, Handles, Inner Tubes, Outpr Covers, Valve Tubes, &c., &c. Wholesale Warehcuse, 2nd floor, No. 10, Queen street.—T. England, Manager, late of Andersons. 3347 CYCLISTS. — Great Western Rubber Co's Single Tuhe Pneumatic Tyres, 35s. ppr pair Solid-tyred machines fitted with pair of above and new rims complete for 45s. Can be had from all dealers or at Wholesale Warehouse, 2nd floor, 10, Queen street, Cardiff.-T. England, Manager, late of Andersons. 3347 AT the meeting of the Treforest Cycling Club on Saturday, July 17th, out of ten competitors, six rode JUDD'S Machines. The remaining four Cycles all broke down under their riders. TWO FIRSTS, ONE SECOND, and TWO THIRDS were the Prizes taken by riders of JUDD'S Cycles. Comment ? Why the thing speaks for itself. If you weuld get among the prizes communicate with- T. S. JUDD, 20, PARK STREET, TREFOREST. 3390
TREHERBERT EXHIBITION. -0- Over 700 Entries. A g-eneral committee of the above Show.whicb is to be held on Thursday next in large marquees on the Treherbert Jubilee Grounds, was held on Wednesday night. The secretaries reported that over 700 entries had been received already, and that other entries were coming in daily. It was arranged that the show will be opened at nine o'clock by the president, Mr R. W. Llewellyn, J.P., Baglan Hall. Should Mr LJewellyn fail to arrive in time, Alderman William Morgan, J.P., Tyaewydd, will take his place. A public luncheon is to be provided on the grounds by Mr John Thomas, Boar's Ilead, Treorky, who has the contract for the supply of refreshments. The treasurer, Councillor Morgan Llewellyn, stated that two guineas had been received es subscription from the Tonypandy Brewery Co., and one -uinet from the Treherbert Brewery Co. It was arranged that all the specials given should be put in the secretary's window for ex- hibition until the show day. Other final arrange- ments were made, and the show promises to be the best ever held in the Rhondda Valley. The oommittee trusts the public will favour them with their attendance, as no effort will he spared to make the occasion a most enjoyable outing The well-known Treherbert Volunteer Band will play on the grounds during the whole day.
LOCAL PATENTS. This Weekly List of applications for patents is compiled by WIILIAM J. MCNDHN, of 75, Chancery Lane, London. W.C., Editor of 1 he Inventor s Assistant. This journal is the only on" published en- tirely in the interest of Inventors. It is issuod monthly, price One Penny or six months' sub- scription, post free, Ninepeuce. 17.557, July 27th, George Williams-Williams, junior, 2, Ledbury villas, Ledbury road, Hereford. To all-w trains to proceed at their usual rates of speed in the heaviest fogs with perfect safety to passengers, drivers and signalmen, and to enable them to be pulled up at any signal if necessary. 18.025, July 31st, Joseph Henry Jackson, Frederick John De Witt, and William Pole Woolridge, 12, Clare street, Cardiff. An im- \~Trvf !>v 51 n*" ':p 'ih:(Cr i
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PONTYPRIDD'S PUBLIC PARK. To the Editor. Sir,-Having followed up with much interest the agitation for a public park or recreation ground for Pontypridd, I was not a little amused on reading, in the "South Wales Daily -News," the report of a discussion on the subject by the District Council on Tuesday. Amused ? Yes, at the first glance at the reiio-t I wns lll- clined to be amused, but on second thoughts mv amusement gave way to pity-pity for Air Jones-Powell. When Mr Watkin Williams first proposed the formation of a park, the idea found a warm supporter in Mr Jones-Powell. But let us glance at subsequent events. Apparently as the result of being wire-pulled from a certain quarter, Mr Jones-Powell professes to change his mind and oppo3es the scheme. But does he stari 1 up in the Council chamber and tell his colleagues, "Since I supported Mr Watkin Williams' motion I have carefully re-coitsidered the matter, and am stronglv convinced that no park is required ?' No, nothing of the kind. He adopts tactics which are certainly not worthy of himself. He tries to throw dust in the eyes of the people by arguing that the purchase of the Ynysangharad fields would prove a better and a wiser specu- lation. But does he try to justify his argu- ment? Well, of course not, because he is in tLe unfortunate position of being the mouthpiece of certain friends who are opposed to the formation of a park at all. Ample proof of this is afforded in the report of Tuesday's meeting. With that fairness and breadth of mind which have always characterised his public actions, Mr Fred Ed- wards proposed asking the trustees of the estate their price per acre for the Ynysangharad fields, for which Mr Jones-Powell had so suddenly developed such a strong affection. Could any- thing be fairer than this proposal? But now Mr Jones-Powell found himself in a corner. In- stead of having the honesty of purpose to sup- port the motion, he attempted to "hedge" a bit. More dust-raising was indulged in. Strange to say, Mr James-Powell suddenly made a dis- covery; he found there were other things more necessar*- Why hadn't he thought of that at first, I wonder. Mr Jones-Powell, full of solici- tude for the people's wants, thought the Coun- cil should spend money in making a bridge across the Berw! Of course they should, but how comes it that Mr Jones-Powell does not know, what every man in the street knows, that the Council have been straining every nerve to se- cure this bridge, and that, directly a certain reply is received from the landlord, the work will be commenced without delay? Really, Mr Jones-Powell cannot boast a very intimate ac- quaintance with the public administration of the town if he knows as much about other matters as he appears to know about the Berw Bridge movement. I think, Sir, that the ludicrous figure cut by Mr Jones-Powell in the last meet- ing was enough to make one feel amused, until one realised it was after all a very pitiable sneo- table to see a public representative squirming and struggling and dodging after having been hoist with his own petard. For his own sake, I sincerely hope Mr Jbnes-Powell will never again attempt such an aBrobatic display. I have taken up a great deal (4yotir space, Mr Editor, but I have done so knowing full well that I am voicing the. opinions of "large number of mv fel- low workingmen rate n.-I am. etc., J^GRAIG COLLIER. To the Editor oc-the "Free Frees." Sir,-Allow me, throegih the medium of your powerful organ, to sincerely thank Councillor Watkin Williams for bit; spirited advocacy of the scheme for converting the People's Common into a People's Playground. I would also like to express my hearty recognition of the loyal support rendered by some of the Liberal mem- bers, and particularly to those irrepressible Pro- gressionists, Councillor James Roberts, J.P., and F. G. Edwards.I feel assured that the scheme will materialise, and feel equally sure that it will prove one of the greatest boons ever con- ferred upon the people of Pontypridd Parish With regard to the opponents of the idea, of whom Councillor Jones-Powell appears to be the champion, I am not in the least surprised at the attitude of these gentlemen. The old- fashioned, anti-progressive, stick-in-the-mud policy which they are pursuing, is only what we can reasonably expect of them. Perhaps Mice electors who are responsible for placing i-nei of this type on our public bodies will see the error of their ways before another election comes round. Let us hope so.—I am, etc.. PROGRESSIVE.
Porth Cottage Hospital. THANKS TO KIND FRIENDS. The matron of the Porth Cottage Hospital wishes to thank the Dinas Library Committee for sending newspapers to the hospital for tho use of patients. She also desires to thank Mrs Goodfellow, Havod, for vegetables, and Mrs Warr and Mrs Trotman for cut flowers for the use of the patients.
The Treorchy Railway Accident. On Friday, at the Lion Hotel, Treorky, Mr R. J. Rhys, coroner, held an inquiry into the circumstances of the death of James Daviec, 8, Howard street, Treorky, who (as already re- ported in our last week's issue) was killed on the Taff Vale Railway on Bank Holiday nignt. J. H. Jones, a boy residing at 10, Windsor street, Treorky, said that at nine o'clock on the night in question he saw deceased netting over the fence and walking up the line. Deceased went up for about forty yards, and sat down on a post, and lit his pipe. R. Mordecai, engine driver, Cardiff, said that he was driving an excursion train from Treher- bert down on the night mentioned. Just above Treorky station he saw something re- sembling a shadow on the line. which he thought could have been a hole dug tip by workmen of the company. Evidence was also given to the effect that a passenger travelling with an up excursion train, looked out. of the carriage at the spot where the body was found, and there aw a man as if lying over one of the rails. On arriving at Tre- herbert the passenger (whose identity has not been made known) informed Mr Jordan the traffic manager, of the fact. Mr Jordan at onee telephoned to a signal box above the Treorky station, in order to "pull up" a train which had just left the Treherbert station on the down line. but unfortunately the message arrived too late, and the train was not stopped until at Ystrad station. Mr Jordan then wired to Mr Davies, stationmaster. William Allen, a guard, said that in conse- quence of information received, he stood out- siue the luggage van, with lamp in hand, search- ing for the body of a man. About a hnudred yards above the station he saw the body of the deceased, badly mutilated. The train was brought to a standstill immediately. Mr T. Davies, stationmaster, Treorky, rave evidence of having received a telegraph message from Mr Jordan, Treherbert, informing him that a man had been seen lying on the railway. He, in oompany with some of his staff, at once proceeded to the spot indicated, and, there found the deceased. The jury, after some discussion, returned a verdict of "Accidental death."
— Every Man His Own Policeman- A CIVILIAN'S POWER. AN IMPORTANT DECISION. On Wednesday, at the Pontypridd Police Court—before the Stipendiary and other magis- trates—David Williams and James Towell were summon by Mr Rhys David Griffiths, a law student, living at Brynteg, Pontypridd, for com- mitting a nuisance near his house on the 31st ult. Mr Griiiiths complained that the meit were in a very conspicuous position. There were ladies passing at the time, and there were also ladies sitting in their front windows. Williams argued that there was no conven- ience near the place, and Towell stated that the complainant had pulled him right around. '1 hEn" were fined 5s. each. Towall was then charged with assaulting the complainant on the same occasion. >- Mr Griffiths said that after he had sent his groom for a policeman tha two defendants went away. The ma* Williams he knew by sight. He kept "the niaa Towell" there; he would not five his name and address. The Stipendiary: Yon are not a policeman. Witness: I know I am not, sir. Continuing, the oomplaicanfc said that Towell raised his hot and struck another man, and then pulled out a pint and a haif bottle and threw it at kia (witupess#) head. His straw hat, which he produoed, was indented by the blow. Defendant: He wanted to arrest me. The Stipe*diary, I don't know that anyone has a right to hold a man to have his name and address. Mr Giiffit6: I didn't have hold of him in any way. Towell: You had hold of my sleeve. The Stipendiary asked Mr Griffiths if he held the defendant in order to obtain his name and address, and received a. reply in the negative. Defendant: You ran away m-etty fine, didn't you, when I threw the bottle? You went as it you were going for the Sheffield handicap. I threw the bottle away, because lie was trying to arrest me. After a loag consultation with the other magistrates the Stipendiary said: "According to my view of the law—and the Bench agrees with me—Mr Griffiths had no right to detain you or take you into custody, and I don't know that he has any right to insist upon vour name and address. It is a right reserved for the police. Idon't believe Mr Griffiths was detain- ing you at the time you threw the bottle, and you seem to have acted recklessly. Probably it was because you were under the influence of drink at the time. A fine of 10s was imposed.
A WATER DIFFICULTY AT YSTRAD. At the Rlwadda County Court at Ystrad cn Tuesday, before his Honour Judge Gwi.vm Wil- liams, the Ystrad Gas and Water Company, summoned by Mr David Llov1 grocer, Ystrad Rhondda, for 4s 9d, in respect of repairs to the service pipe. The repairs were executed on the 10th November last. Mr Lloyd contended that the servic pipe served the whole of the street, and consequently he was not liable for the costs of the whole of the work done. His house was the nearest to the defection section of the pipe, and the company therefore claimed that he was solely responsible. Mr Lloyd also raised another point, namely that the company had effected the repairs themselves before the expiration of the time specified in the notice they had tendered to him, and also he urged that the company were not entitled to recover for repairs before they had given specific notice in writing to the effect that they were going to make the repairs. Judgment was given for the defendant with ex- penses.
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WITH THE NATIONAL PRIZE WINNERS AT NEWPORT. The National Eisteddfod of Wales comes and goes, like the seasons^ of the year, with never failing regularity, bringing in its train honours for some towns and disappointments for others. Rarely, if ever, has Pontypridd sent in so many competitors for national honours, and never have they been more successful than in this his- torical year. That Pontvnri^.aans have taken a deep interest in the National gatherings of tne past no one will deny. and many have cause io ■ remember the famous gathering on the banks cf the Taff in 1893, the effects of which cooled tke ardour of many an Eisteddfodwr in Pontypridd. But it is not disappointment and failure that we have to deal with on this occasion, but un- precedented successes. On the opening day of the Eisteddfod the First Prize of £ 15 in the Glee Competition, was awarded to the "Glamor- gan Choristers" (not the "Glamorgan Free Press" Choristers, although the "Free Press" had its representative in the party). Many will ask, Who are the "Glamorgan Choristers?" Well, the bulk of them are drawn from in and around Pontypridd, their conductor being none other than Mr T. H. Maddocks, whose zeal in musical matters is so well-known. The great- est praise is due to Mr Maddocks for the able manner in which he had trained his "Choristers" for too competition, especially when it is known that the conductor did not get one full practice until the Party stood together on the Eisteddfod platform. The glee, although a new feature .n our Eisteddfod competitions, proved its nopu- larity in bringing out no fewer than 19 entries. The singing of the Pontvpridd Party was hailed WKU loud applause. The adjudicators, in giving their decisions, expressed themselves as being highly pleased with the singing of the "Glamor- gan Choristers," and they characterised the re- presentation of the bells as being little short of perfect, whilst the solo taken by Miss Magcrie Morris, of Tonyrefail, was very favourably com- mented on, Pontypriddians should not miss the chance of hearing the "Choristers" when the first opportunity will be given them. We are extremely sorry to chronicle one failure from our town, viz., the inability of the Tem- perance Choir to bring back the second ohoral prize on Tuesday. We feel assured that this was brought about by lack of training only. The bodv of singers brought together by the officials of the choir are really fine. and had the choir another month in which to practice, we feel certain that they would have given the winning choir a very close run for the prize. Our heartiest congratulations are offered Miss Maggie Morris, of the Ladies' Choir, for winning the rnrzzo-siopirano, solo. Miss MJorris also divided the contralto and soprano duet on Tues- day, whilst Miss Garnett, Cilfynydd, another member of the Pontypridd Ladies' Choir, suc- ceeded in coming to the platform with Miss Morris for the mezzo, solo. This is highly credi- table to Miss Garnett when it is known that she was selected with Miss Morris out of 63 com- petitors. The friends and admirers of Mr David Chubb will ihail with delight his meritorious win in the ba.ss solo competition, Mr Chubb also dividing the baritone solo with Mr Armon Jones, of Cardiff. Tlie successes of Brvnfab in the numerous literary competitions are exceptional, three prizes falling to his lot. On Thursday, Pontypridd again shone vic- torious. The Ladies' Choir was this time respon- sible for first honours. The rapid and brilliant rise of this organisation is well known to our readers, and Pontypriddians considered them first favourites on Thursday morning as they left their homes for the National contest. The delight of our townspeople on Thursday evening, when the choir returned victorious, is unique in the history of our town. Never have we seen so much enthusiasm displayed over a musical vic- tory. Miss Delaney Williams has much to be proud of. The medal handed to her by Sir William Harcourt, disnlavs splendid workman- ship, and bears suitablo designs commemorative of the National gathering. Miss Williams was heartily congratulated on Thursday evening <' t the Eisteddfod for the brilliant success of the Girls she so ably conduces. In closing we would suggest a concert on a large scale in a few weeks time, when the various winners should Tie in- vited to take part. We feel certain that Pontv- priddians wo1 il 1 a treat never to he rr"'¡") ,r-- JV~ <<<"t¡(q itCl!I 1; hv t! of i
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V •; "The Virtues of Tea Drinking Tea really teaches us many important things. It has never been sung so often or so much as wine or any kind of alcoholic drink,, but it also lends itself to the treatment of the poet, but we suppose that it is too often in use and too domesticated an article to catch the wayward strains of fiery singers. Yet the virtues of tea drinking belong to us as a nation ,and the tea pot is as a prized vessel on our domestic altars. It is the sign manual of our nationality. Con- tinental peoples use coffee, and therefore they have no idea of THE SOCIAL CHARM of the homely cup of tea. They sum up its merits by stating, as we read recently in a French work, that tea is largely consumed by the English because of their gross digestions and execrable atmosphere. Being British we are insular, and we may therefore express our thankfulness for healthy digestions and for a climate that has served our forefathers for a thousand years. We owe much to the Chinese for teaching us the uses of tea, and although the grotesque figures of mandarins, with their ridiculous small eyes and pig-tails, that used to figure so frequently in our shop-windows, nod- ding in a friendly and inviting way to all pro- bable customers of the grocer, and many that never were even that, but who never failed to be attracted by the figiire for the sake of old acquaintance, are now things of the past, yet we do not forget in the influx of India and Cey- lon teas from whence the boon was first sent. Although blends alter and fashions change, and the sources of supply extend, the virtues of tea- drinking are conserved in the comfort. that is indissolubly associated with a cup of fragrant and refreshing tea.—"The Grocers' Monthly," London.
Pontypridd Free Library. At a Book Committee meeting on Tuesday, undor the presidency of Rev W. Griffiths, to consider the purchase of new books, the Libra- rian submitted a number of lists which had been handed in by borrowers. The question was deferred to next meeting. Mr W. Johns submitted a slwetcb plan for utilising a portion of the magazine room for the shelving of some of the works of reference. He was sure the expense would not be great, while the proposed addition would add much to the appearance and usefulness of the Library. It was decided to bring the matter before the next general meeting. The Librarian reported a gift of books from Mrs Joseph, Green Field House, Cardiff (late of Pontypridd) consisting of 27 vols. of Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers. It was considered that these would prove use- ful to a rection of the Library readers. Mr Jolms thought it was time to consider the question of getting another lecture on behalf ot the Library's funds. The Librarian had re- ceived a lengthy list of names of lecturers open to engagement. After briefly discussing these the question was deferred till next meeting.
ROYAL CLARENCE THEATRE. "THE MAID OF THE ALPS." This week the pretty "Maid of the Alps" is delighting goodly crowds at the coinfort-abie Clarence. That this piece is now making its fourth appearance before playgoing Pontypridd in the same number of year's must be regarded as proof positive of its popularity. It is, as before, in the hands of Mr George M. Marriott's capable company. and the performance rattles off with a bang. Mr George M. Marriott repeats his unique success in his impersonation of the old hag, Mother Potard-a most remarkable creation. Miss Edith Finlay is still the same sweet, winsome and silver voiced Louise, The Maid of the Alps," and is of course as great a favourite a ever. The remaining characters come in for a fair share of praise, and the per- formance has not a singlo dull moment in io.
Cwmpark Flower Show. We regret having omitted from our last week's issue the winners in classes m the above show. 7 i -rr For the best front flower garden, 1, Henry Jones, BePe Vue House, Cwmpark, which pre- sented a very smart appearance and received much comment, from the judge; 2, David Evans, 129 Cwmpark road, Park; 3, T. Howells, 23, Bao-lan Terrace. Cwmpark; 4, B. Price, 101, Cwmpark road, Cwmpark. Best flower garden at back—1, P. Hawkins, 67, Tallis street, Cwmpark; 2, J. Simon, 107, Tallis street, Cwmpark. Beat kept kitchn garden—1, J. Broese, 36, Baglan Terrace, Cwmpark; 2, J. Chislett, 99, Cwmpark road, Park; 3, William Vokes, 67, Tallis street, Cwmpark. In the above classes the competition was very keen, and each garden entered reflected great credit on its owner. A!' Cm?)/ is- 'ire tb' fn "*■ [234S :hu cVutr' r't u;J5, 1- V, IcrJU
String Quartet Competition. AT THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD. To the Editor of the "Free Press." Sir,—In order to correct a somewhat prevalent misconception respecting the above, kindly allow me to state that the Pontypridd String Quar- tette took no part in the competition at the National Eisteddfod held last week at Newport. Thanking you in anticipation, I am, etc., Pontypridd. ALBERT O. FORREST.
Rhondda Ten Ward Scheme. MEETING AT FERNDALE. On Monday evening at the North street Schools a meeting of Ferndale ratepayers was held under the presidency of Mr John Richards,. Colliery Offices, to consider the redistribution of wards, as proposed by the Council. The scheme having been explained by Councillors Morris Morris and Daniel Evans, it was resolved that Ferndale as a whole should form a part of No. 10 Ward, and not separate, as drafted by the collector.