Niustard and Cress. 6. Our County Lunatics cost 8s 5d per week at Bridgend. The Welsh Baptist Singing Festival in. con- nection with the upper part of the Rhondda was to have been held on Monday, but has been postponed to October 3rd. Mr Gale -.vill be the trainer at the Higher Grade Schools, while Mr Harterre will take on th. work a c the Llwynypia Centre ,and the new Centre, which will be established at Porth. Mardy, with Cwmpark, is one of the few vil- lages lit up by electric light. We find that the police station is not always dark, for last quar- ter the County paid £ 3 10s for its illumination. We henr that some of the energetic young men of Semghenvdd intend starting an opera company ir. that enterprising little town. Messrs But we'd better not let the cat out of the bag yet, eh? We extremely regret that our Porth and dis- tsict reporter, Mr T. R. Evans, is laid up on a bed of sidkness. During his indisposition all reports from that district should be sent direct to this office. The Royal Rhondda Glee Society has pro- raised to render their services on Tuesday even- ing next at the meeting of Major Jones's at Jerusalem, Ton, under the able conductorship ot Mr Tom Stephens. The compensation paid to damaged property owners at Merthyr in May last and charged under the Pit, (Damages) Act (1886), amounts t ) £ 56 2s 4d. Out of this money two plate-glass Insurance Companies come in for P,10 each. Mr J. S. fiarterre. the newly-appointed Manual Training Teacher under the Ystradyfod wi School Board, will commence duties upon the completion of the ierndale Higher Grade Building. the whole teaching has been divided. A Doctor's fee for attending a prisoner is 10s, while a wounded person runs up another half-a- crown. Doubtless there mayae another reason for the scale. It cost the County, however, R.3 17s to mend a constable, and it took from July 24th to August 31st to do it. Pontypridd Police Station looks nioe and trim. It has been recently painted. The same may be said of Tonypandy station, as it has undergone the same renovating process. Pontypridd cost the county in paint and daubing £13 7s 4d, and th* Mid-Rhondda something over £ 10. At the Llanwonno sheep dog trials last Mon- day one of the dogs seemingly missed the sheep which he was specially directed to bring in, but passing up the mountain in the direction of Cwm amsn returned in charge of 20 or 30 stray sheep. which he proceeded to pen im a most ingenious raanaer. An equally amusing incident occurred at last year's meeting, when a dog commissioned to fetch a number of sheep from the open mountain accidentally started a hate, the pursuit of which he fouad so attractive that the sheep were left to take care of themselves! A new cupboard at Femdale Police Station made June 22nd of this year cost JM 17s 5d. That shows a near thing, and shows how nice even aontractors are able to tender. One would think that had it even been sixpence it would Hot be amiss. No, but exactness to the penny is the real thing. At the last Finance Committee of the County, the Technical Instruction Committee certified expenditure to the amount of £ 6,289 17s 2d in- clusive of grants of £2,752 to County Schools, fo- extensions and improvements. Some good work ought to be expected, but we fear that it is not always spent in the right way. A shipwrecked Irish sailor was narrating how he and his companions had floated about at sea for twenty days in an open boat. "And what did you do for food, Pat, when the provisions gave out?" asked a bystander. "Shure an we dined on cri- of our officers. 'Twas the finst mate we'd had in a fortnight," was the reply. On Tuesday evening next, Major Jones, Lon- don, is expected to deliver his address before the Cymmrodorion Society at Jerusalem Chapel, Ton, and the Wednesday following he will de- liver another address at Hebron Chapel en the Chinese question. Whenever the Major pute in his appearance in the Rhondda there is always a crowded house expected to hear the gallant Major. Mr David Williams, the promising young com- poser of Treforest, is to be congratulated for the excellent- manner in which he conducted his pret- ty chorus at the recent Temperance festival held all Calvary Baptist Chapel. Mr WiUiams has won several prizes for music compositions, and holds 17 certificates of the Tonic Solfa College. He is now studying for the eighteenth, the A.C. We heartily wish Mr Williams every suc- cess. We understand CLat the Rev E. Talfryn Jones, Llwynypia, will visit America next year. It is not surprising to find that invitations are press- ing from that country, since Mr Jones' name and fame its a preacher are no longer a secret. The fact that he was the selected Baptist preacher on St. David's Day last of the London Welsh Nonconformists at the City Temple amply proves that L" has won for himself a distin- guished position in the Welsh pulpit. Out of the Hunt.—Huntsman (who has missed his party, to Intelligent Rustic): "Hi! Have you seen the hounds pass this way?" Intelligent Rustic: ,.y, zur." Huntsman: "Which way did they take?" Intelligent Rustic: "Right 'cross 't corani'n, doon Pigstick-n lane, close be Farm'r Mugg's barn, thro' Five-acre Field, an" --Huntsman: "Yes—yes. How long ago?" Intelligent Rustic "Well, 'bout a week ago zur!" (And rapid exit of Intelligent Rustic). Mr Henry Lewis, the presiding magistrate at the Caerphilly adjourned licensing sessions on Tuesday, unconsciously was the author of a pretty little Irishism. An applicant for the re- newal of a licence was not present when his name was called, and when he appeared later said he was sorry he "could not come in time. Mr Lewis replied, in a stentorian tone: When you are told to come, you have to come whether you come or not. Needless to say this bull elicited roars of laughter from all present in m. You can see with half an eye" that FRANK THomAs:(" My Hatter.") sells the best 3/9 Hat. The chief characteristics of G. F. HACKKR'H Photo- graphs are Fidelity and Artistic Finish. Samples may be seen at his 5tndio-12 and 13. The Arcade, Pontypri,id.: 4219 ANY Phonograph Anlargpd an(i finished in Black and White, Cr tyon, or Oil by Taos. FOBRFST & PONS, Cam''rim SturH", Pontypridd. —i
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GLAMORGAN COUNTY COUNCIL. MEETING AT PONTYPRIDD. The quarterly meeting of the Glamorgan County Council was held at the New Town Hall, Pontypridd, on Thursday, when the chair was occupied by Mr J. Blandy Jenkins. The Local Government Gommittee recom- mended and the Council adopted the following: "That an order be made altering the wards of the parish of Ystradyfodwg for the election of Guardians to correspond w.,h, the new wards of the Rhondda Urban District, apportioning two members to each ward, except number 10, and three members to number 10. Alderman Walter H. Morgan resigned his position as a Governor of Howell's Charity, and Mr H. S. Davies was elected in his stead. The whole of the business transacted was of a routine nature.
PONTYPRIDD GUARDIANS. Mr Godfrey Clarke, J.P., presided over the weekly meeting of the Guardians on Wednesday, when there was a full attendance. Several applications for children at the Cot- tage Homes were made and granted. A special committee submitted a report on various matters connected with the Cottage Homes. They recommended that from October to February only one assistant gardener be retained, and that in unfavourable weather his work and wages be stopped. The committee found that the "carpenter had been discharged in Jifly, when the clerk of works had been gran- ted a holiday, and all tradesmen were then stepped. With regard to the cost of mainten- ance of ten shillings per week stated by Mr Lewis Williams, the committee found that this sum included a percentage of money spent on new buildings, and should not be considered in the cost of maintenance, as they were capital charges. Mr Williams was perfectly right as to the real cost to the ratepayers, but to compare it with other unions they should I accept the Local Government Board's method of arriving at the cost. Mr Williams replied that the expenses as shewn by the report was 4s 4 £ and people out- side thought this sum was the whole cost of main- tenance of the children. It was nothing of the kind. He simply added to the cost about 3i per cent. of the cost of the Homes, which he reckoned instead of rent, as every man had to pat" rent. This, and the cost of clothing, food, and superintendence, came to 10s per head. The Vice-chairman, Mr E. H. Davies, J.P., submitted an excellent report of the recent visit of the committee to the Bridgend Asylums. Very interesting statistics were given, and Mr Davies stated that with the exception of two counties, Glamorgan had the lowest lunacy rate. The rate for Glamorgan was 19 per 10,000 of the population. There were at present 233 lu- natics from the Pontypridd Union in the Asylum. One of the had been there since 1866, two years after the asylum was opened, and two others went there in 1868 and 1870 respectively. The total cost to the ratepayers for those three had been £ 1,911. Mr Riohard Morris asked if the Guardians knew of any lanatic paupers in the asylum whose maintenance could be contributed to by their relatives. Mr Davies replied that they did not know ot y one now, but probably the list would again be gone through in the immadiate future. A discussion took place as to the advisability of Cardiff building an asylum of their own. the majority of the members being of opinion that this would be advantageous to the remainder of the County. It was explained that this mat- t-c was receiving the attention of the Commis- sioners in Lunacy. On the motion of Dr Ivor Davies. a vote of thanks wu" accorded the committee for their report.
Yale of Glamorgan Agricultural Society The Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Society held their sh&v at Cowbridge on Tuesday. Mr T. J. Yorwerth. secretary, as well as the other officials, deserve every congratulation upon the capable management. Perfect weather favoured the society, the entry was larger tfian in former years, and of a better standard, and the attend- ance exceeded anticipation. The judges were Hunters, hacks, harness, cobs, and ponies, Colonel the Hon. F. C. Morgan, M.P., Ruperra Castle. Cart and agricultural horses, Mr W. G. James, Pantvphillip, Dwrbach, R.S.O., Pem- brokeshire. Cattle, sheep, and pigs, Mr James Greenaway, Tredegar Park Farm, and Mr W. Tudge, Leinthafl, Ludlow. Crops, Mr David | Jones, Vaindra, Vawr, St. Mellon's, Cardiff, Dairy produce, Miss Edwards, Maenvfeiin. Lis- vane, near Cardiff, and Mr William Roberts, 5, Dorset place, Newport. Garden produce, Mr William Treseder, Cardiff. The stewards in- cluded the Mayor of Cowbridge (Mr Jenkins); Messrs W. Vizard, E. D. Lewis, H. Thomas (St. Hilary), W. James (Fonmon), R. Lane, W. Thomas (Aburthin), J. Morgan (St. Mary Church), J. B. Wayman, Daniel Jenkins (Ru- thin), Captain R. H. Hughes, Captain S. D. Evans, and Alderman E. John. The entries, taken altogether, were unusually good. In the cattle classes the competition was I keen. The shslep classes were exceptionally strong in quality, the yearlings more particularly. Pigs made a good show, and the entry in the cart-horse classes were also strong, the majority of the animals being of good class.
HARVEST FESTIVALS. On Thursday, the 15tJi inst., Harvest Thanks- giving Services were held in the Parish Church (St. Kathherine's). There were good attendances at each service, and the decorations were equal tj anything seen in the district in past years. The sermon in the morning was delivered by the Rev D. H. Griffiths, M.A., of St. John's, Car- diff that in the evening by the Rev T. Pughe Morgan, M.A., Vicar of Beguildy. The anthem was taken from Haydn's "Creation"- "The heavens are telling." On Tuesday, the 20th inst.. Thanksgiving Ser, vices were held at St. Matthew's, Coedpenmaen, when the Rev J. S. Jones, M.A., Vicar of St. Bride's-Super-Ely, preached. The children's service held on the following (Wednesday) morn- ing was packed to overflowing. A Thanksgiving Service was held iu St. Mark's (Pwllgwaun) on Wednesday evening, the 21st, the preacher being the Rector of Llanmaes. the Rev D. Evans, M.A. On Thursday, the 22nd, St Luke's Welsh service was held in the Parish Church, when the Rev D. Ellis Jones, assistant curate of Llantrisant, preached. On Wednesday next, the 28th, Harvest Thank- giving services will be held at St. John's Church, Graig, at 7.30 p.m. The collections at all the above services will be given to the Llandaff Church Extension Society.
BURGLARY AT TREHARRIS. JEWELLER'S SHOP LOOTED. Between the hours, of one and five o'clock on Sunday morning the premises of Messrs Ed- wards and Sons, watchmakers and jewellers, were broken into, entrance being effected by cutting out a pane of glass in the back kitchen window and forcing the middle door, thus gain- ing access to the shop. The thief or thieves completely cleared the shop window, which con- tained about 60 to 80 watches, and a number of gold rings, keepers, and other jewellery, to the value of over 2200. Everything pointed to the work being that of an expert, s* skilfully was the bufglary accomplished. Many articles of small value were left alone. During the hours named there were several storms, accompanied by a high wind, and this, it is believed, preven- ted the inmates from being disturbed. They slept in the rooms just above the shop. Two strange men were noticed by one or two persons in the street toward mid-night on Saturday, but their movements did not call for more than ordinary attention. The robbery has created great interest, and much sympathy is felt for the Messrs Edwards in their great loss. As a result of the efforts of Sergeant Davies, of the local police, who promptly forwarded the numbers of the watches and other information all over the country. Intelligence reached the police station on Tuesday evening of the arrest at Pontypool of a supposed burglar in attempt- ing to pledge one of the stoten watches in con- nection with the burglary. Sergeant Davies, therefore, left by first train on Wednesday morning for Pontypool.
HAFOD LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY. The weekly meeting of the above society was held at Bethel Vestry on Tuesday night, Mr Moses Jones occupying the ahair. There was a very good attendance, the vestry being full. The subject for discussion was Cremation v. Inter- ment, Mr W. Williams being in favour of cre- mation, while Mr D. Bouldin championed inter- ment. Mr Hutton Williams led off. He showed that nature's method of disposing ef the dead was to leave it on the surface, where the agencies of nature would reduce it again to earth. This was neoessary for the maintenance of that ba- lance of poJer that exists between the fauna and flora, and without which no life can exist. He showed we could not adopt tihe natural method in a thickly populated country. Hence burial arose. Primitive man dreaded the sight of a decaying body, an hid it from sight, burial really meaning "to hide." The speaker traeed burial back to the stone age. Again he pointed out that the cromlechs and monoliths found in this country were the tombstones ef a pre- historic race, and not druidic remains, as was popularly believed. Among the Teutonic races it was customary to bury the dead in mounds. With the advent of Roman Christianity came the custom of burying in and around churches. The evils of this system became so great that Government interfered. As an alternative ceme- taries were opened, removed from the centres of population. The grounds of the governments interference rested on the scientifically estab- lished evidence of experts that burial grounds pollutes earlh, air, and water. Several instances were brought forward to prove that church- yards were very hotbeds for the distribution of disease. It was pointed out that animal pollution may communicate various specific di- seases, such, as malarial diseases, enteric fever, and Asiatic cholera; also it was pointed that those members associated with septic diseases, such as pysemia, erysipelas, are derived from decaying organic matter. It was also shown that the microbes of cholera and typhoid are disseminated by water. After enlarging upon the great dangers attendant upon interment,the speaker said it was our sacred duty to remedy these affairs. And the only system which would avoid these evils would be cremation. Crema- tion was not new. It competed with burial for antiquity. It was practised during the bronze age. It. was also practised by the Greeks and Romans. The movement is gaining gaound in Europe. In France, Germany, and Denmark, it is fighting its way through a travesty of ig- norance and blind prejudice, aad though these darker forces may retard its progress, it is des- tined to rise triumphant over them all. The first crematorium established in England was at Woking under the direction of the Cremation Society of England, founded by Sir Henry Thompson, F.R.C.S. Several were established during the last few years. The speaker st this juncture begged the society not to oonfuse pro- per cremation, as carried on in a modern crema- torium. with the primitive methods of the late Dr Price. He (the speaker) went on to describe the process in detail, pointing out that complete combustion took place, and that the process was carried out without offence to our senses. In conclusion, the speaker pointed out that our pre- sent system of disposing of the dead was atten- ded with great dangers, and that cremation was a perfectly healthy and cheap method of dealing with the dead. It was pointed out that as long as the human race exists oil the earth, it will have its dead to bury. It is a sad and sorrowful duty to perform, but let us with a full conscious- ness of our duty to humanity rise above the con- siderations of the feelings, and discard burial as daagerous, and adopt cremation. The paper was an excellent one, and was well delivered, and showed greaf care and skill in its preparation. Mr Bouldin followed, and substantiated his arguments against cremation on Scripture. He pointed out that Christ was buried. He himself saw no danger in burial. Mr Ben Davies then spoke ;n a humorous vein in favour of cremation, pointing out that if cre- mation became general one result would be that the price of coal would rise 50 per cent., as 2 tons of coal were used to cremate Dr Price. Hence, said he, speed the day when cremation will become general. Mr Thomas (Gwynefyn) then spoke in favour of burial. He created a very favourable impres- sion in favour of burial, and pionted out that ■"fl ere was no justification for cremation in the Bible. Other ispeakers for cremation were Messrs Sheppard. Morgan, Pfflllips, and Wil- liams, whilst Messrs Bellin Thomas and Jenkins speke ;n favour of burial. In conclusion, the leader for the affirmative side completely refuted the arguments adduced against cremation, and upon it being put to the vote, it was carried by a large majority.
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PRESENTATION TO MR. FRED GRIFFITHS. OUR LATE SUB-EDITOR. On Monday morning Mr J. F. Griffiths, who was for five years on the staff of the "Free Press," and lately occupied the sub-editorial chair, left for Colwyn Bay, where he has a lucrative appointment on the "Colwyn Bay Weekly News." Prior to his departure he was made the recipient of a handsome testimonial, consisting of a massive brass inkstand, with brass blotting pad artistically designed to match, and a polished oak writing desk with fittings, subscribed for by friends. The presentation was made by Mr A. W. Walters, president ef the Shop Assistants, Pontypridd branch, who spoke in high terms of Mr Griffiths' services to the Shop Assistants' cause during his connection with the "Free Press." Mr T. Griffiths, "Gla- morgan Times," also referred to the high esteem in which the recipient was held by the members of the Press of Pontypridd. Other gentlemen present testified to their appreciation of Mr Griffiths, and tendered their best wishes for his future sucoess. Mr Griffiths feelingly replied; and said he would always remember the happy days he had spent in the district, and this testimonial would serve to remind him of his many dear friends in Pontypridd.
THE LATE REV. SAMSON < JONES. FUNERAL AT TREFOREST. On Monday afternoon the mortal remains of the late Rev Sewn son Jones, Treforest, were in- terred at Glyntaff Cemetery, amid every mani- festation of deep regret. There was a large at- tendance of ministers and the general public Previous to the interment, a short service was held at Libanus Chapel, of which the deceased gentleman was the pastor, when prayers were offered and addresses delivered by the Revs Mr Hussey, Cadoxton; W. Rees, Rhondda; T. Davies, Gwawr, Aberaman; J. Gwrhyd Lewis, Tonyrefail; T. T. Jones, Cardiff; Jos. Thomas, Coedpenmaen; R. E. Wilftams, Ysyslwyd; and E. W. Davies, Ton. The mourning coaches con- tained the following relatives:-Mrs Jones, widow; Rev J. B. Jones, Porhtcawl, and the Rev Mr Jonesl Newbridge, both nephews of the deceased. Among the ministers present were the Revs W. Daviep, Caerphilly; Jones, Pen- rhiweeifter; Jones, Bedwas; J. Thomas, Aber- carn; W. James, Tongwynlais; Theo. Jones, Ynysybwl; Lewis, Cymmer; B. Davies, Porth; R. E. Williams, Ynyslwyd; Griffiths, Lrantrisant; E. W. Davies, Tou; Griffiths, Penygraig; H. Phillips, Cilfynydd; Parry, Ynyshir, T. T. Jones, Cardiff; H. Williams, Nantygjo; E. E. ProBert, Pontypridd; T. J. Parry, Tongwynlais; Lewis, Aberfawr; J. G. Lewis, Tonyrefail; M. H. Jones,Wattstown; T. Davies, Hafod; loan Thomas, Gelli; E. Lewis, Treforest; D. M. Jones (C.M.), Tre- forest; A. D. Smart (W.), Treforest; Morris Isaac, Cadoxton; Hughes, YnysMr; Symlog Morgan, Treorky; Parrish, Gilfach Goch; W. Griffiths, Pontypridd; Theo. Jones, Ynysy- bwl; H. J. James (Temple), Pontypridd; H. Jones, Hebron, Dowlais; H. A. Jenkins, Mer- thyr; J. R. Jones, Pontypridd; S. M. Rees, Barry Dock; Themas Richard, Llantwit Var- dre; Hon. T. D. Phillips, American Consul; T. Davies, Treforest; and S. It Jonas, GlyntaSF. Among the general public were Dr T. R. Hamlen-Williams, C.C., Messrs James Richards, chairman of the Pontypridd School Board; Thos. Morgan, Thomas WiMiams, Sam Evans, J.P., C.C., Richards, builder; John Thomas, grocer; D. L. Thomas, draper, Newbridge; O. Morgan (Marien), T. Williams (Brynfab), W. Seaton, Seaton, jun.; W. Jones Powell, D. Davies, Llanbradach; E. Williams (Maltsters'), Ponty- pridd; W. Griffiths, Machine House; J. C. Christian, Barry; and S. Brown. At the graveside a prayer was offered by the Rev Theo. Jones, Ynysybwl, and the following rev. gentlemen spoke in glowing term? of the deceased's labours in the cause of the Gospel, and testified to his uprightness and integrity: Rev S R. Jones, Glyrftaff, Rev D. M. Jones (C.M.), Treforest, and Rev Mr Parrish, Gilfach Goch. The undertaking Arrangements were efficiently carried out by Mr F. Judd, under- taker, Treforest. The whole of the arrangements were under the care of the Rev J. R. Jones, Pontypridd,and the Rev T. Davies, Treforest. The Rev J. R. Jones will preach the funeral sermon on Sunday evening, October 2nd.
Band of Hope Festival at Treforest. On Thursday evening last the Treforest and Rhydyfelen section of the Band of Hope Union held their annual festival at Calvary Chapel, under the presidency of thte Rev A. D. Smart. The sacred edifice was filled to its utmost the gallery being occupied by the massed choir of 500 voices, whose singing of the various choruses was everything to be desired, and brought forth loud applause from those seated in the body of the chapel, the post of conductor this year was allotted to Mr Ben Griffiths, who carried out his duties in a remarkable fine man- ner, whilst the same must be said of Mr Alun Dummer, who acted in the capacity of acoompan- ist. A special feature in this year's programme was a tune "Jesus Lord and Master," composed by Mr David Williams, Park street, specially fo- the Treforest Bands of Hope, and we con- gratulate this young and rising musician upon this his first attempt. Solos were rendered in capital form by Miss A. Rowlands, Miss J. Hughes, Miss M. E. Rees, and Miss M. Jones, and recitations by Miss Lucy Williams and Mr John Thomas. The chairman complimented the children on their good conduct, their excellent singing, and the good work they were engaged in. With the usual votes of thanks and the sing- ing of the Doxology one of the most successful meetings of the kind was brought to a close.
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By "The Sporting Scribe." CRICKET. ABERAMAN r. PORTH. Played at Aberaman. Perth had the assist- ance of Selwyn Biggs, Norman Biggs, and a few others from Cardiff. Porth made a bad start, the first five wickets failing for nine runs. R. A. Lewis, however, made a splendid 49 not out, the innings closing for 79 runs. Aberaman compiled 90, Dr Fleming and W. 3tulvey scoring 25 and 23 respectively. Aberaman thus won by 11 runs. Of 14 League matches played only one has been lost by Aberaman, who are this year's winners of the Glamorgan Cricket League Shield, with a good number of points in hand. Scores: PORTH. Selwyn Biggs b Fleming 2 R. A Lewis, not out 49 S. Lewis c Finney b Fleming 0 Ivor Lewis b Jones 1 J. E. Williams c Finney b Jones 0 Norman Biggs b Fleming 0 Rev Jenkins o iFnney b Jones 1 W. Davies b H. Mulvey 8 Joe Allen c Fleming b Mulvey 6 W. Lewis b Mulvey 0 J. Sadler b Jones 5 Extras 7 Total 79 ABERAMAN. Dr Fleming b Biggs 25 Neevil c Rev Jenkins b Biggs 1 H. Mulvey st Lewis 5 W. P. Jones c Davies b Biggs 0 W. Mulvey st Lewis b Biggs 23 Dr Finney c Willie Lewis b Biggs 4 J. Mulvey c Lewis b Davies 0 D. Rees b W. Davies 4 J. Crumb, not out 8 Hobbs b Biggs „ 1 D. Thomas b Davies 2 Extras, 18 Total 90 GLAMORGAN CRICKET LEAGUE. The positions of the Clubs to date are :— Name. Played. Won. Lost. Dr'n. P'nts. Aberaman 14 12 1 1 25 Pontypridd. 14 k) 4 0 20 Llwynypia 14 8 5 1 17 Porth 14 7 7 0 14 Plymouth 14 6 7 1 13 Ynysybwl 14 5 8 1 11 Treorky. 14 2 9 3 7 Pentre. 14 2 11 1 5 --0- Aberaman wins the shield and medals for 1898.
— FOOTBALL. PONTYPRIDD. The first practice of the Pontypridd Thursday Football Club will take place on Thursday next. --0- A trial rmteh-Possibles v. Probables—took place at Pontypridd on Saturday. Constable W. E. Rees captained a. XV. against XVIII. of the second string, and the matoh, which gav little criterion of the merit of the eltib during, thi season, ended in a win for the Probables by 1 goal 4 tries to a try. --0- PENYGRAIG. Great disappointment was felt at Penygraig on Saturday owing to the Cardiff Mackintosh secre- tary wiring at the last moment his inability to raise a team. Consequently there was only a practice match at Penygmig. -0-- LLWYNYPIA. Llwynypia's final trial match on the whole was very disappointing. After the poor turnout of the Saturday previous one would have expected at least 30 players to take the field. But notwithstanding; the high position in the football world of the League champions, only 25 players took the field, and 16 of these played with the seniors some time or other during last season, so that only nine players who had net hitherto obtained the honour of playing with the firsts were in competition. The day's play gave hardly any insight into the form of the team dmring the season. No player shone througkout but now and again just a brief flash of brilliant play was shown by several, notably Wood, Ed- munds, Hellings, Alexander, and Llewelyn. Wood is a decided acquisition to the team. In no de- partment was ihe found 'wanting, plenty of "nick," a good turn of speed, and capital judg- ment being qualities which characterised his play throughout. At half-back the committee will find some difficulty in making choice of a pair. Foster, Powell, Thomas, and Kruger were almost ox a par. Powell and Thomas were playing be- hind a beaten pack, and this may account to some extent, coupled with the faiot that it was only a practice match, for their mediocre de- fence, but in making openings the palm must be given to Pewell. Ib is too soon yet to plaoe the veteran on the retired list. The remaining players need no comment. Perhaps it would be well on the committee's part to keep an eye on Bamber, the Junior's centre. --0- TREHERBERT. The prospects of the Treherbert footballers appear very bright this season. If they keep the form which they are now showing, they will make a good stand with most of our leading teams, and will be one of the favourites for the much coveted League Cup. This season was opened by a decisive defeat of the Cardiff Mac- Kintosh team. The team which turned out was not by any means the full team, but this oc- curred through the fact that the matter was considered rather a soft thing. The record encounter was at Leicester. The result of this match was very encouraging to the followers of the scarlets, and also to the supporters of the hill teams in general. To have been beaten by Leicester by two tries to one might almost be reckoned as a magnificent vic- tory. To come to last Saturday Treherbert took an Maesteg with a rather mixed up team. Ow- ing to an accident to Dai Griffiths at Leicester the team had to be totally re-arranged. As Tom Davies, the all-but International, failed to with stand the gentle pleadings of the Northern Union emissaries, his place had to be filled up. --0- On Saturday, a trial, at centre, was given to young Hanbury, a. very promising player of un- doubted skill, with a good football head on his athletic shoulders. Hitchings was transferred from centre to half back, a move which spoils all his resources. Morgan, of the second string, was tried at full back, and he shaped -exceedingly well. But to the game. Treherbert started very slowly, and cllowed Maesteg to obtain the lead of a dropped goal, which they kept during the initial half, although Lewis Lewis scored an un- converted try. In the second melee matters im- proved, and Treherbert put on an additional eight points. At forward, Treherbert appeared to have quite as ir-uch strength as !ast season, which is a good lot. Kirkhouse and Jenkins were the most prominent. The weakness on Saturday was at ihalf, young Hitchings being very uncomfortable in that position. The three-quarters did very well with the exception of Will Davies, who kept up his repu- tation for mulling passes, etc., By next Saturday the team will be better organised, and under the able captaincy of G. Kirkhouse, the team will go great guns. The back division will be probably arranged thus, or, at least, it should be: Hanbury, W. Davies, W. R. Jones, Hitchings, Lewis, E. Lewis, J. Lewis. It will be interesting to watch how the brothers CTwis will face against the brothers James at Swansea, —o— J. tewis has obtained his transfer from Tre- orky to Treherbert. POllWYCLUN AND ABERAVON. These teams met at Aberavon on Saturday before a good crowd of spectators. Both sides had their best men out, and a stubbornly con- tested game was the result. The Avonites were completely outclassed in the sorum, and the i tackling of the Pontyclun men was supreme. Thue, the half backs were a little too selfish,and were several times penalised, for off-side play. Had it not been for this, the home team, un- doiiBtedly, would not have scored a ponit, as the six points gained were from penalty kicks. On the other hand, Bunstan ran in with a well earned try, having covered three parts of the field with his opponents at his heels In fact, the whole team played a capital game, and by sticking weil together will give a good account of themselves ere the end of the season. We extend our hearty congratulations to Mr Tom Bryant, the well-known footballer, who on Thursday last at Taunton became a happy Bene- dict.
Cycling (fotes ♦ 11 By Pedalphast." Lamplighting times for week :— P.M. Sept. 23 6.54 24 652 25 650 26 6.47 27 6 45 28 643 29 641 CLUB RUNS. Club. Destination. Starting Meet. time. Saturday, Sept. 24- Caerphilly Caerleon 3-30 Windsor Pontyprdd Llanharran 3-30 White Hart Treforest Peterstone 3-30 Bush —Ladies Miskin 2-15 Lane's Ynysybwl Miskin Windsor Tuesday, Sept. 27- Treforest Impromptu run 7- 0 Bush Wednesday, Sept. 28- Tref. Ladies.Impromptu run. 8- 0 Lane's Thursday, Sept. 29— Pontypridd. Tongwynlais 2 45 White Hart Treforpst Miskin 3-30 Bush —Ladies Miskin 2-30 Lane's At the quarterly meeting of the County Council at Pontypridd on Thursday, Councillor F. H. Murrell asked what steps t e Roads and and Bridges Committee had taken to have the hedge clippings swept to the sides of the road The matter had been brought forward, said Mr Murrell, by the Cyclists' Touring Club, and other Councils had taken steps to summons the farmers who neglected to sweep the hedge clippings to the sides of the road. The Chairman replied that the committee had issued instructions to compel the farmers to take their clippings away, and if they did not do so the matter was to be reported by the roadmen to the County surveyor. -0- AYIXFFE & SONS. Cycle Manufacturers & Repairers, for High Gradp Cycles. Daisy machines still lead the way for lightness and finish. Our 1898 Ladies' aud Gent's Machines are still the local favourites. Send for 1gS catalogue. —Daisy Cycle Works, Para- dise place, Queen street, Cardiff. 4221
Brewster Sessions. Adjourned Meeting at Aberdare. The adjourned annual licensing meeting for the Petty Sessional Division of Miskin Higher was held on Tuesday at Aberdare. DUFFRYN ARMS, MOUNTAIN ASH. Mr C. Kenshole, on behalf of Mr T. Morris, applied for a confirmation of the provisional li- licence granted last year in respect of the Duff- ryn Arms, Mountain Ash.—Mr W. P. Nicholas (Messrs Walter Morgan, Bruce, and Nicholas, Pcntyprida), on behalf of Mr Mills, landlord of the New Inn, and Mr J. W. Evans, on the part of Mr Adam Clarke, landlord of the Navigation Hotel, asked the Bench to insert a clause in the licence making a reservation, that no part of the basement should be used as a bar.—The Bench granted the licence, subject to the back entrance in Henry street being closed. PROPOSED NEW HOTELS AT PENRHIW- CEIBER. Mr Rhys Williams, B.A.L. (instructed by Mr P. T. Rhys, Aberdare), applied, on behalf of Mr W. B. George, for a provisional licence for the Park Hotel, Penrhiwceiber.-Mr/ Arthur Lewis, B.A.L. (instructed by Mr Gwilym Jones), Mr A. Parsons, B.A.L. (instructed by Mr W. P Nicholas), Mr C. Kenshole, and Mr J. W. Evans appeared on behalf of owners, lessees, or tenants of neighbouring licensed houses, who opposed. Mr J. S. Davies applied on behalf of M* W. Matthews, secretary to the Penrhiwcei- ber Colliery Company, for a provisional licence in respect of the Osborn Hotel, Penrhiwceiber. Mr Rhys Williams, Mr Kenshole, and Mr J. W. Evans opposed. Mr Arthur Lewis applied on behalf of Mr Thomas Stephens for a licence for the Ynysboth Hotel, Ynysboth, the learned counsel being instructed by Messrs John Vaughan and Sons, Merthyr. Mr Rhys Williams opposed on behalf of the owners of the Tynte Hotel. The licence for the Park Hotel was granted, the licences for the other two being refused.
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SILVER WEDDING AT TKEHEKBEKT. On Tuesday evening, September 13th, a most interesting event was observed in the celebration of the silver wedding of Mr and Mrs Thomas, the genial and highly respected station-master and his devoted and well-esteemed wife. The occasion. was marked by an exuberance of hearty congratulations, good wishes, and kind sentiments from the numerous friends assembled who were treated by Mr and Mrs Thomas, to a magnificent spread, and the proceedings through- out were of the most pleasant and convivial na- ture. The toasts of the evening were proposed and spoken to by their esteemed pastor (Rev J. W. Thomas), Messrs D. It Jones, Fernhill House; E. R. Evans, Cwmsaerpren street, which were suitably responded to by the genial host in his usual homely and telling style. They have two children-a dutiful and de- voted son and daughter—Mr Fred Thomas, who is a certificated chief engineer, and was un- avoidably absent, and Miss Thomas, who is an assistant teacher under the Rhondda School Board. The many sterling qualities of Mr Thomas are well-known to the inhabitants of the Upper Rhondda, having held the position of station- master at Treherbert—the terminus of the Taff Vale in the Rhondda—with conspicuous ability and success for more than a quarter of a century. He is by common consent a model railway official, of high integrity, and of strict fidelity to business. Moreover, Mr Thomas is well- known as an ardent philanthropist, and has always been to th-3 fore with every good move- I ment in the locality. Also the existence of the English Congregational Church (at Treherbert) is mainly due to his religious zeal and energy. His labours for this cause have been indefati- gable for many years. Be is one of those very active spirits, "Whatsoever his hand findeth to do, he doeth it with all his might." It should be stated that Mr and Mrs Thomas were made the recipients on the occasion of numerous and costly presents-tokens of the best wishes of their many friends for their preservation for many years to come in happy and prosperous wedded life, with heaven's choicest blessing as their endless portion.
toother Aspect ef the Welsh Miners' Struggle. The great dispute between the South Wales coalowners and their employes has recently assumed such serious proportions that it has become a matter of national interest. and a few tacts concerning the disastrous conflict will be of interest as showing the loss suffered by working men in the struggle. In order to arrive at some estimate of the injury to working men a weH- known firm of Cardiff coal brokers has compiled the following statistics. The compilers confine themselves to estimates and abstain from dog- matic statements, but they give what appear to be very sound reasons for the opinion which they hold, that the rate of loss which their estimates show is a very low one. The population of Glamorgan and Monmouth amounts to 1,100,000. According to Sir Robert Giffen, th- average income of the inhabit-ant of the United King- dom-amounts to £ 3) per head pr annum. The income of these two counties, it is safe to assume, is £ 33,000.000 per annum, and it is probably much higher, as the South Wales district is essentially industrial, thriving, and progressive. According to a manifesto issued by the colliers on April 18th, 100,000 men were out of employment, whose average earnings amounted to JB1 per week. Consequently, in the first sixteen weeks only, the men lost £1,600,000 in wages. This was the actual loss in hard cash, but there are other things even more important. Among ti.ese must be MR. JOSEPH WBAVEE. reckoned the loss of health, consequent upon the want of food, which, it is wen known, is a feature of every strike. While visiting the homes of the miners investigating the phase of the dispute, a district correspondent of the South Wales Arq?ts was told a remarkable story by Mr Joseph Weaver, 12, Ponds Row, Cwmcarn, one of the villages affected by the strike. "Four years ago this October," said Mr. Weaver, "I was taken ill with pains in the back, and suffered terribly. I consulted a doctor, and he said I was suffering from lum- bago and treated me for that. I did not get better, however, and he then said it wa& lumbago and rheumatism, but he did me no good whatever." Well, what did you do ?" inquired tb" reporter. I went to another doctor," replied Mf. Weaver, and he said there was no more rheumatism than in his finger nails. He treated me for a nervous complaint, but his mediaiue did not move the pains in my back in the slightest. I then tried a third doctor, and he told me it was rheumatism. I spent pounds in medicine, but nothing seemed to do me any good. I was getting worse instead of better,, when 1 thought I would try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for for I'ale People. Asked how he first heard of the pills, he replied that he had seen the accounts of the numerous cures they had effected in the papers, and was induced to give them a trial. But to continue in his own words :—" At flrst- I tried two boxes, and the pains almost im- mediately left me. But I was not quite cured though, for some months after I again had a.. nasty attack. I then sent for some more of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People, and continued to take them until I had used several boxes. I am glad to tell you that they com- pletely cured me." On being told that his testimony would bo- published, he remarked that he was quite »gre^ able, and added further that too much could not be said in favour of Dr. Williams' Pink Fills for Pale People. t The conversation then drifted into other channels. Mr. Weaver said that in c(),,jF;eg uenoe,. of the strike, having to maintain a wife and five, children, he had walked about,40 tnile». fch» previous day in search of work, going from Cwmcarn to Newport, and thence to Llantrisantv Usk and Pontypool, and that he felt the effects. of the walk less than a walk to AbercartL during his illness, a distance of one mile only. Before leaving,, the interviewer asked if the. neighbours knew of his cure, and he replied that his case was well known, and tha.t several people had began to take Dr. William' ?ink Pills for Pale People in consequence. It need only be said that tais interview was in the fiasfc instance perfectly unsolicited, and was giwea while the newspaper representative was in- vestigatincr the distress in the neighbourhood, ,and the case impressed him as being a mar- vellous instance of what Dr. Wi-lliams' Pink Pills for Pale People aro capable of accoruplish-
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